Letter: Exception with Canuck Blue

I take exception to comments made in the Oct. 3 edition of the Rossland News by “Canuck Blue.”

To the Editor,

As a citizen of Rossland and a volunteer with the Rossland Fall Fair organizing committee, I take exception to comments made in the Oct. 3 edition of the Rossland News by “Canuck Blue.”

In that column Canuck Blue refers to “the terrible Rossland Arena Days last month.” The Rossland Fall Fair and Golden City Days run in conjunction with each other on the same weekend in September each year.

These two events have separate organizing committees, but communicate and work together to bring Rossland an eventful weekend that celebrates our strong sense of community.

Many volunteers spend hundreds of hours, starting in the spring of each year, to plan, organize and put on this celebration. Other events such as Winter Carnival and the Film Fest, to name just a few, also rely on this community’s volunteers to make their events successful.

As organizers we welcome new ideas and constructive criticism to continue to grow and expand our events.  Canuck Blue is entitled to a personal opinion and certainly has the right to freedom of speech, but perhaps Canuck Blue should stop hiding behind a mask and put his comments in a signed letter to the editor.

I always look forward to and enjoy reading the Rossland News, but after reading previous columns written by Canuck Blue it is my opinion that this unprofessional columnist is a detriment to the Rossland News, as these poorly written, uninteresting columns only serve to call into question the integrity and credibility of our local newspaper.

Laurie Karn, Rossland