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Letters to the Editor

by Letters to the editor on 29 May 2018 - 9:22pm

To The Editor:

We are in opposition to N.W. Mtn. Experience - File# 4405891 and Retallack - File# 4405893 proposed for the St. Mary Valley. Applications such as these are rushed through the system, with no careful consideration of the short or long term implications.

Both proposals fall into the no aerial traffic/ limited development zone defined...

by Letters to the editor on 26 May 2018 - 11:24am

To the Editor:

We face an important decision on the June 23 referendum to approve two bylaws (2597 and 2598) that would raise the cap on RDCK recreation-related taxes to finance $22 million of a proposed $32.3 million enhancement of the rec centre and aquatic centre. This is an enormous 25-year tax burden for a relatively small tax base to take on for a non-essential service.  ...

by Letters to the editor on 24 May 2018 - 1:26pm

To The Editor:

FortisBC has been a part of the coordinated emergency response to flooding throughout the province and is working proactively to minimize customer and environmental impact, mitigate damage to our systems in the communities where we operate, and ensure the safety of residents and FortisBC employees.  This year’s snowpack, which was over 150 per...

by Letters to the editor on 23 May 2018 - 11:44am

Do we invest in an upgraded Regional Community Complex?  Be clear,  I am not writing this to tell people how to vote – I am asking them to be informed voters.

My initial reaction to upgrading  - “No”!  Higher taxes?  Not for me!!”  I felt I had not used the facility much over the years –why should I pay for it then?  Looking back, I really had made more use of the facility than...

by Contributor on 22 May 2018 - 9:32am
Dear Editor
When driving into Trail from Columbia Gardens/Waneta I am always awed at the beautiful Rossland Range. Normally, I don’t think much beyond the view, except to note the increasing white patches (clear cuts) on the landscape.
Recently, I learned that Red Mountain Resorts was approved by Rossland City Council, to build 10 cabins near Paradise Lodge on...
by Letters to the editor on 12 May 2018 - 11:08am

To whom it may concern,

I am writing to express my concerns with the city of Castlegar and RDCK recreation commission’s plan to eliminate the ball field at the Castlegar complex as part of the upcoming complex revamp with no plan to replace it.

The city already took two ballfields out at Millennium with promises to replace them that still have not come about. The loss of the...

by Letters to the editor on 7 May 2018 - 5:24pm

To The Editor:

I would like to respond to this proposal for recreational use of a large area of wilderness, south of the Purcell Wilderness Area. 

The impacts of this proposal need to be carefully considered.  Our Crown land is a Public Trust that requires care and respect for all living things and future generations as well. This proposal would see...

by Florio Vassilakakis on 1 May 2018 - 10:09am

In a letter to the editor in the April 19 edition of the Castlegar News, Councillor Bruno Tassone explains his reasoning for voting against a council motion to support the upcoming Regional District Recreation Complex referendum. While I respect his right to support or oppose any motion, I do not accept his asserted reasoning. As elected officials we have a responsibility to...

by Letters to the editor on 29 April 2018 - 7:00am

To The Editor:

Recently, the Fraser Institute released a study that stated Canada’s environmental performance was among the top 10 high-income countries in the world. A news release about the study was published on

The report said...

by Letters to the editor on 18 April 2018 - 2:02pm

To The Editor:

I was appalled to hear that the Prime Minister intends to provide a Texas extraction company with billions of tax dollars to foist their dirty pipeline on a reluctant province. 

First of all, the Trudeau government has no such mandate.  This government pledged to be a proactive partner in the fight against climate change and to engage in...