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Letters to the Editor

by Ken Holmes on 20 August 2016 - 8:18am

                Regarding “Trail refuses to pay”, Council Matters, August 17thRossland Telegraph.

                A few years ago, Trail complained that their percentage of the cost of the sewage service was too high since their population had reduced considerably since the original agreement. Eventually after prolonged negotiations, Trail, Warfield and...

by Contributor on 3 August 2016 - 8:50pm

Dear Editor,

The Canadian Cancer Society is partnering with venues across Canada to host live screenings of The Tragically Hip’s concert in Kingston, Ont., on August 20. The Royal Theatre in Trail, the Element Club Bar & Grill in Castlegar and the Civic Theatre in Nelson are among the venues broadcasting the concert to Hip fans all while raising critically...

by Letters to the editor on 13 June 2016 - 3:17pm

As a wise and departed friend once said to me, “I feel a letter coming on”.

A Bear Banger is a very loud explosive that is launched from a hand held cylinder. They are meant for use in remote areas to ward off aggressive bears for fear of one’s safety. Hikers, wilderness campers, wildlife photographers and the like often carry them. They are unregulated and more...

by Contributor on 16 May 2016 - 12:17pm

The BC government is enabling a dangerous disregard for environmental monitoring, reporting and protection among mining companies by letting them off the hook for the full costs of environmental reclamation – leaving taxpayers liable for more than $1.5 billion, a new report shows.

“Other industrial sectors treat accident insurance and security deposits as a routine and fundamental cost...

by Letters to the editor on 6 April 2016 - 8:45am

Honourable Minister McCallum,

The West Kootenay Friends of Refugees agreed to sponsor a Syrian family of four, through the BVOR program, on Jan.6/16.  As you are probably well aware, this is an exciting commitment for dozens of people in any sponsoring community.  We have spent countless hours fundraising and preparing the community of Rossland BC to welcome this family.


by Contributor on 30 March 2016 - 10:01am

Dear Editor,

This week, all School District #20 employees received an email from our superintendent delineating another example of our government manipulating funding formulas to extract every possible penny from Boards of Education.

Our School District's 2016/2017 projected budget deficit increased from $650,000 to $950,000 with the stroke of a pen and now we are being requested...

by Contributor on 6 March 2016 - 10:18am

What a great town we live in -  thanks especially to some of our young people who seem to be taking on the world – acting locally AND globally!  Over the past few days I’ve heard about so many impressive initiatives taking place, that I thought I’d write to acknowledge just a few of the recent achievements of Rossland’s youth.

How heartwarming that the Rossland Trail Interact club...

by Contributor on 27 December 2015 - 8:41am

Dear Rosslanders,

The volunteers at the Rossland Food Bank wish to thank all who have donated, not only this year, but in past years as well to the Food Bank. Our ability to operate is totally dependent on the generosity of our donors and we deeply appreciate the support we receive.

We acknowledge with gratitude the support of the City of Rossland, Ferraro Foods, Goat FM Radio,...

by Ryan Lengsfeld on 25 November 2015 - 12:51pm

As Black Friday looms followed by the impending Christmas season, I begin to worry about my days. I am fully in support of various causes and events of awareness but our 24 hour slots are quickly being consumed by 'special days'. Failing to stem the tide, we risk finding ourselves with a day shortage.

Cyber Monday, Toonie Tuesday, Superbowl Sunday and Seniors Thursday leave only...

by Contributor on 4 August 2015 - 11:33am

As we live through a hot summer, we are faced with the constant threat of fire and with water shortages in most of BC. It is heartening to finally hear ongoing public recognition of the fact of global warming and the warnings that fire threat and water shortages will be a fact of life in the years to come. It is also heartening to hear that the federal government and some provinces are taking...