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Letters to the Editor

by Contributor on 8 February 2010 - 11:36am
Dear editor, It is with great regret that the department of surgery must submit this letter. We strongly believe that the public has a right to know what is happening to their surgical services at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, Trail. We are a group of highly skilled, specialist surgeons and anaesthetists who have been providing service to the population of the West Kootenay...
by Contributor on 8 February 2010 - 11:18am

Dear editor,

I am honorary Canadian observer on the umbrella U.S. Pesticide Working Group. I live in suburban Ottawa and have a substantial lawn maintained in an
excellent condition, without any pesticides and with very little effort. Few people know that herbicides were unavailable for weed control prior to WWII and were initially used for military purposes.

The lawns in my...

by Jackie Drysdale on 31 January 2010 - 10:49am

Dear editor,

The Winter Carnival in Rossland was such a success this year!  

Thanks to Kelly Acheson, the Chair of the Carnival Committee and all her Committee members and the many, many volunteers that put the whole show together.  There was so much to do and see at this year's Winter Carnival and I think it reached out to everyone in the community, whatever their special...

by Contributor on 18 January 2010 - 11:14am

[Editor's note: The following is a letter sent last week to School District 20 by Rossland Mayor Greg Granstrom. The mayor read part of this letter aloud at Thursday's meeting at RSS]

Rossland City Council thanks the School Board for their efforts in dealing with the school situation in such a challenging environment and appreciates your involvement of the community through a...

by Contributor on 12 January 2010 - 9:33am

Dear editor,

Regarding submissions to the school board during Phase 2 - Planning for the Furure, people should not worry too much about a "unified" PAC response. The root of the issue, in my opinion, is the dependancy model that we continue to find ourselves in.

I believe that individual rural communities should be making decisions regarding education of our children and I have...

by Contributor on 11 January 2010 - 12:05pm

Dear editor,

There has been a lot of passion and concern expressed regarding the possible cuts in our local schools.  Meetings in the district have been well attended and numerous people are also expressing their thoughts in writing to the School District. Meanwhile the School District Trustees and board staff have faced the tough questions and concerns with professionalism.

I have...

by Dr. Brenda Gill on 11 January 2010 - 11:51am

Dear editor,

I would like to say how wonderfull it is to live in a city where you can walk up the street and ski and walk on a groomed trail! I thank the city for being progressive by funding the grooming of Centennial trail, so that folks can walk to a trail that they ski, snowshoe or walk on, instead of having to get in their car and drive somewhere to be active.

It makes getting...

by Contributor on 30 December 2009 - 7:47am

Dear editor,

I am taking the CCSW (Classroom and Community Support Worker) program at
Selkirk College. I am at the end of the fall semester and it was a wild and
crazy time, so much coming at you so fast, but have truly enjoyed and learned
so much.

I’ve always wondered if I was being politically correct in my naming words
that went with those that I will...

by Graham Kenyon on 29 December 2009 - 8:01am

If a plunge in the river is not your bag

If you’re finding your muscle tone starting to sag

If your head is still aching from the evening before

If your back feels tired and your legs are sore

If you ate too much and your belly is groaning

If you want to be happy and are fed up with moaning

Then try something different that gets your blood racing


by dave butler on 15 December 2009 - 10:08am

Dear editor,

I would like to commend the Telegraph's discussion with Nelson and Creston on their recreation infrastructure improvements and resultant tax increases. These were very timely considering Rosslands problem with our arena roof,  i.e. 'should council have commenced studies on whether to take up the grant of $400K to repair the arena roof?'

My thoughts on...