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RSS to represent region at drama fest ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

The RSS drama class is having a bottle drive this weekend to raise funds for their upcoming trip to the Provincial Drama Fest. The class was asked to represent the region after taking part in the West Kootenay Drama Fest. There they received the award for Best Ensemble work and two Excellence in

Acting awards for their self-written play Family. Drama teacher Lisa Henderson said the class is excited about the trip. She said the students in the class work very well together and is comprised of about half grade 8 and 9 students and half 11 and 12 students. The content for the play first came about two years ago, when Henderson asked her then class to submit their personal family stories. “The stories are anything that comes

up in families, and a lot of it is auto-biographical,� Henderson said, adding that the class two years ago had performed it in its first version, but there were no provincial or even regional festivals to take it to. “We then had the opportunity to revamp it (this year) and expand it,� she said. The first time around, Henderson had only 16 students in the class, this year she has 28. So they added new stories and changed old stories. There is one student there from the original

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Columbia tender delayed, more parking opposition ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

Council had to delay discussions on the Columbia Avenue project Monday, as there are still no hard numbers back from tender. While the tender was supposed to close on March 23, it will now likely be delayed until the beginning of April, the CAO said this happens quite often. Despite that, there were a number of residents and business owners that addressed council on the issue of parallel parking. John Greene, owner of Rossland Hardware, once again voiced his opposition to the parking, though he said that he would be willing to put it to the “There’s been opposition to this idea since last spring,” Greene said. “Plenty of time for the city to listen and exclude this aspect from the bidding process. Parallel parking has not been excluded.” Greene asked council to “preserve the parking and heritage of our main street.” Lisa Wegner spoke on behalf of the Legacy Gift Shop’s Roseanne Chobanuk, who she said was opposed to parallel parking. “Her main concern is the preservation of the footprint of Columbia Avenue,” Wegner said, saying that she would like to see a focus on enhancing the East and West ends of Columbia Avenue rather than the centre block. Bill Mickelthwaite spoke as, saying he agreed with the “widespread opposition of what appears to be expensive parallel parking to create a wider sidewalk that’s going to be useless and a burden to us for the greater part of the year.” Mickelthaite added that at the same time it would sacrifice much of the parking that people use to park and do business downtown. He was concerned that the city was ignoring the public, namely the 616 signatures opposed to the parking style. Mayor Greg Granstrom countered that they were taking the issues into consideration, but would not be discussing the project yet as the tender and the hard numbers are not back yet. He said that though they did have a resolution to have committee of the whole meeting, it would be prudent to discuss the facts without any actual numbers. So council moved to have the committee meeting once they have some numbers. Coun. Tim Thatcher summed it up: “We have to wait until the firm numbers come in just to see if we can do the project to start with,” he said. The meeting will be a special one to discuss the tender document. Coun. Jill Spearn noted that a number of the public

Renee Clark, from the Rossland Chmaber of Commerce brought results from a survey of business owners to council Monday. Arne Petryshen photo

input comments were about council not paying attention to the subject of parallel parking, Spearn argued that council was not stalling, but rather trying to do things with due diligence. “It is of the whole project,” she said. “We’ve made no decisions for or against it.” Renee Clark from the Chamber of Commerce presented feedback from downtown merchants on the project. Clark delivered questionnaires to members and non members do the Chamber between March 13-16, and received 27 responses. Many merchants felt that communication from the city could be better. Clark also asked whether merchants would prefer a loss of 15 stalls, from the current 108 down to 93, or a loss of 25 stalls to 83 for parallel. No surprise that the fewer stalls lost was the preferred option. 17 voted for the first option, five for the second and four forno change in stalls at all. Respondents said that parallel parking is less convenient, takes time and could back up traffic on the street. There were things that businesses liked about project, such as safer crossings, increased off street parking and new pavement. There biggest concern was construction phase, where they predict business revenue to go down and decreased traffic flow. Clear and co-ordinated signage for parking. Clark said that respondents noted that summer drive through traffic would not be as inclined to stop with construction going on and the schedule is tight for completing streetscape at end of project.


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shovel. All proceeds go to the Rossland Family Relief Fund, aiding local families in need. 250-362-7323

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(Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC) is hosting the annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Contest at the Community Science Celebration. Castlegar Recreation Centre on April 14, between 10:30am and 3pm. For more detailed information, go to www.kast.com/GLOWS/APEGBC.

Thursday, March 29 and Friday, March 30 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Ferraro Foods Rossland $*5:$06/$*- Next regular meeting is Tuesday, April 10, starting at 7 p.m.

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Red Mountain Resort. Starts at 4:30 p.m. Bring a turkey ham or side dish to the pot luck style event. Contact Lorilie Jones at 362-7384 for more info. Walk your bike up, ride it down a snowcross style course April 1. Fastest time wins! Register from 10am - noon in Day Lodge. Race is at 1 pm Contact: Nicole Briggs 362-7384 nicole.briggs@redresort.com

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4$065*/( For boys and girls, now at the Rossland Scout Hall. Beavers (ages 5,6,7) Wed. 6-7pm. Cubs (ages 8,9,10) Thu. 4-5:30pm. Contact Shanna Tanabe: 362-0063.

More info available online at www.rosslandcac.com, or email rosslandarts@gmail. com or call 362-5452. boxes to fund their trip to the Provincial Drama Fest in New Westminster in May. Contact Lisa Henderson at 362-9063.

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:$%$ :065) /*()54 Free drop-in, 1504 Cedar Ave, Trail. Call 364-3322 or contact coordinator@columbiaycdc.ca. Art Night: Tue. 7pm; Movie Night: Wed. 6-8pm.

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As a result of the shutdown, all wastewater from Rossland, Warfield, West Trail, Oasis and Rivervale was discharging directly into the Columbia River. Stanley said the RDKB reported a maximum of 5,500 cubic metres of wastewater that could have been discharged, to the Provincial Emergency Program. “That was designed as an absolute maximum that we could have reached, we are now recalculating that, now that we have actual records of what went through the system,” he noted. The repair was complete just before 1 p.m. today and the system is operational again. Stanley said the RDKB was in the process of notifying municipalities that the notice had been lifted as of Tuesday afternoon.

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Those interested in photography and skiing descended on Rossland this weekend for the the Gathering presented by Salomon. The event included professional photo workshops, parties, as well as skiing and riding at Red Mountain Resort. Organizers said that there were fantastic powder conditions and everyone that attended had an incredible time savouring ski culture, networking, sharing and socializing. Evening events were highlighted with an international line-up of guest presenters that entertained audiences during the all star film and photo nights. Presenters included Christian Begin, Dave Heath and Mark Shapiro, as well as many more professional ski documentary filmmakers and photographers. The week of the Gathering kicked-off with two photo workshops presented by Shapiro, the godfather of ski photog-

raphy. Participants learned everything from camera and shooting basics to the finer points of action photography. GoPro also presented a contest for the best photos taken during the Gathering with a GoPro camera. Salomon was on-hand all weekend with a huge selection of demo skis featuring Salomon’s new Guardian touring binding. The Gathering brings together sport “insiders” and personalities that speak to the culture and history of skiing by featuring the images, stories and the people behind them. This high-energy event presents a unique reflection on skiing and mountain culture, where it’s been and where it is going. While the collective passion for skiing is the core of the event, The Gathering’s main focus is to ski and to showcase unique photo and film presentations by select artists, athletes and storytellers. The Gathering is all about the lore of skiing, about generational sharing and about passing things down.


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News Rossland Health Care Auxiliary members Angeline McCaskill, treasurer, and Linda Cant, vice president, present at cheque for $6,316 to Lisa Pasin, director of development KBRH Health Foundation. Two Portable Vital Sign Monitors, used to monitor patients while in the recover room after surgery, will be purchased for the Day Care Unit at KBRH with this Submitted photo donation.

Drama class heading to provincial festival continued from P. 1 travel a bit and show other people, not just the locals,” he said. They both said there are challenges to directing such a large group, but agreed that it’s a lot of fun when it all comes together. Most of the class had never performed on stage. Some of the stories are also from Henderson’s own personal vault, such as the recollection of her father dying. “It’s all woven in here it’s a piece that’s called an ensemble piece,” she said. “These stories just overlap, people come in, say a few things and then they’re gone. They’re sharing their stories. When we performed it twice that first year, it had made people

laugh and made people cry, there are some really touching moments, but there is some really funny stuff.” They head out to New Westminster for the festival on May 2 and will be back May 6. The students will also be able to attend workshops by specialists in fields such as special effects, make-up, stage fighting and mask work. The trip won’t be cheap though, with entrance fees, hotel and food costing $7,200. Henderson said on top of that they have to rent two 15-person vans and cover three teachers on call, so they need all the old bottles, juice boxes and cans they can get. The bottle drive will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 31 and go until 3 p.m. Students will

be doing curbside pick-up and there will be a drop off at the lot across from the Prestige. For curtsied pick-up, contact Henderson at 362-9063. Henderson started the drama program at RSS in 1979. “It started off with seven girls in a grade 12 class,” she said. “It got to a point where I had to give up my English and Social Studies classes because I was teaching straight drama, back when our school list was a bit bigger.” This will be the fourth time that her class has been invited to represent the region. She said though that was pretty good odds, since they only entered plays a dozen or so times since she started.

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I recently wrote a column for the bettygohard.com site about coaching and who needs a coach. It’s funny that although the best sports people and the most successful in life have a coach, yet so many of us associate being coached as a sign that we are not already good enough. Until a few years back I would have been one of those people, feeling like I can do it on my own, I don’t need any help, and I am certainly not going to pay for help! Over the years this has changed; a big part of becoming a coach is being coached yourself, through this process I have realized the value of a coach no matter who you are or what your goals. To avoid many of the pitfalls associated with doing anything a coach will show you the easy way, in mountain biking let’s say

the way with less bruises and hits to the ego. Accidents will happen, the best of us fall off our bikes, hit trees on our snowboard/skis and sustain bumps and bruises, however the more skill you have the better you will be from these incidents. I have biked with many people that are at a level where they are riding the black diamond trails; they have progressed quickly due to natural talent and ability without having a grasp of the five fundamental biking skills. These include brakes, gears, steering, line of sight and most importantly body position. If you are not sure which brake is which don’t be afraid to ask! All the BettyGoHard programs whether beginner or advanced focus on the fundamentals. Coaching is not about telling you how to do it, coaching is about working with you to help you get better. Looking at where you are at and where

you can improve to build your confidence, go faster and ride all terrain features with confidence. Everybody is different and we create an environment where we work with each participant to help you improve and achieve your personal biking goals. Coming up this spring BettyGoHard will be running programs in Rossland, Trail and Castlegar, as well as co-ed programs through Teck, which will be open to others also. We have Learn to Ride – off road bike clinics for those of you looking to get back on a bike with confidence. Additionally, our Biking and Chocolate Rides will be back with Beginner, Intermediate and Cross Country series starting in May. We also have an after school kids program running in Rossland for beginner and intermediate girls and boys. For all the details please check out www. bettygohard.com or contact Natasha Lockey 250 231 4305, see you on the trails.

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That muddy season is here again

That strange season is once again upon us. The one where you have to ask yourself whether and possibly check outside to see what the current weather is. Chances are equally good that there will be either a full-out winter blizzard outside and a warm summery day. Up at the hill, it’s no better, since there’s that tough decision of whether to use powder skis for an hour in the morning, before the snow melts or ski all day on more all-rounders. Even once spring weather starts to warm things up it may not be time to change change to summer tires, drop the top or get your motorcycle out of the garage, well if you live in Rossland anyway. There’s still all that snow that has to go somewhere slowly melting away and causing drain back ups and possibly torrents of water for you to drive through. Spring is an interesting season, with the back and forth duel between cold and warm weather, and made more interesting from the perspective of a town set on a mountain. It’s a season of renewal and a time to restart, but that process of renewal is a long one, and a dirty, which you only have to look at the mushy brown snow to see. This spring will start the renewal for Rossland as well with the prospect of the Columbia Avenue project beginning in the next month. That process will much longer and dirtier than the change of seasons, but in the end it should have the same renewing effect. We want to hear from you.

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Pickleball is taking North America by storm! Pickleball is a racquet sport that uses a hard paddle and a polymer wiffle ball and combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court, but the net is mounted two inches lower and the playing area is smaller. The recreation department has purchased two complete beginner sets for eight people to play at the same time! Pickleball is scheduled to begin April 4 – June 13, 2012, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at MacLean Elementary School Gym. To register, call 3622327 or email recreation@rossland.ca ! The annual Gerick Cycle Bike Swap is Saturday, April 28 in the parking lot at Gerick Cycle in Trail (930 Rossland Avenue). If you have a bike you’d like to sell, drop it off at Gerick Cycle between 8:30 -10 a.m. on April 28. Bikes will be sold between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Also featuring on location, Rustic Crust Wood-Fire Pizza! See you there! Pssst…can you spare an hour? Earth Hour is Saturday, March 31, at 8:30 p.m. Pledge to be a part of the FortisBC Earth Hour Challenge and get set to turn off your lights and electronics for one hour. Join the millions that are showing they care about how they use power every hour of every day. Help win $5,000 in energy upgrades for the Rossland Miners’ Hall! The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture is asking residents of Rossland to visit www.fortisbc. com/earthhour and pledge to “switch off ” during Earth Hour. If residents of Rossland register the most pledges (per capita), the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture will win an energy upgrade valued up to $5,000 for the Rossland Miners’ Hall! RSS Drama Bottle Drive! Help send our award winning drama cast of 27 students (grades 8-12) from Rossland Secondary School to compete at the Provincial Drama Festival in Vancouver this May! The RSS Drama Bottle Drive is Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Curbside pickup or drop off at the empty lot across from the Prestige. Contact Lisa Henderson 362-9063 for more info.

Total Body Sculpt with Gabrielle Jangula, certified personal trainer. Strength and tone your entire body using cardio intervals, stability ball, free weights, resistance bands and Pilates exercises. Each class will be unique and all levels of fitness are welcome! Participants will need to bring a stability ball, a mat, free weights and bands, if you have them. Total Body Sculpt is scheduled to begin March 30 – May 4, 2012, Fridays, 9 – 10 a.m. To register, call 362-2327 or email recreation@rossland.ca ! The Spring Brochure is now online and can be viewed on the city’s website (www.rossland.ca) and also on Facebook. Hard copies of the Spring Brochure were put into post boxes on March 2. The brochure is full of action and activity for all ages as we shift seasons from winter to spring. Heather and Pam are available Monday to Friday at the recreation desk at city hall to take your registrations. Contact them at 362-2327 or recreation@ rossland.ca to arrange for program registrations! Rossland Real Food presents Native Pollinator Workshops: A combination of indoor information sessions and outdoor field days, featuring entomologist Lynn Westcott. About the Native Pollinator sessions: The indoor information session will be held at the Rossland Legion Hall from 7-9 p.m. (starts on time) and will cover: an introduction to native pollinators and their importance to our local plant and farm communities; specific information about the types of plants and nesting habitat that native pollinators require to thrive here, and a demonstration of how to make and manage nesting blocks. The indoor workshop is free! Pre-registration is required.Pre-register for the Rossland session by contacting Hanne Smith at 362-7767 or smithhanne@ gmail.com.There outdoor field days held in conjunction with the Indoor Information Session. The low altitude field day will be held Rossland on Saturday, June 2 and the high altitude field day will be held in Rossland on Saturday, June 16. Funding and other support for these sessions is provided by Columbia Basin Trust, City of Rossland, Communities in Bloom, Selkirk College, Les Carter and local gardening groups.


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Opinion

Rossland schools survey presents community’s thoughts SHELLEY ACKERMAN Neighbourhood of Learning

The results of the Rossland Schools Survey are in, and in total, 466 Rossland households and 52 nonRossland households filled it out. The complete survey results will be available in the upcoming Rossland Schools Notebook newsletter – watch for it coming to your mailbox next week! This column focuses on the results of the question : “What are your greatest concerns regarding the potential closure of RSS?” The top four concerns out of the listed choices were: 1) The ability of Rossland to attract and keep families (88% of respondents) 2) The loss of community spaces in RSS including the auditorium and gym (66% of respondents) 3) Having to send children out of the community for grades 8-12 education (62% of respondents) 4) Economic impacts of not having high school students in the community during the day (60% of respondents) The crowding at MacLean, and loss of the academy programs were concerns of 50% of respondents and sending their kids to a larger high school was a concern of 24% of respondents. Survey respondents were also given the opportunity to identify concerns that were not listed, which revealed some strong themes. The largest concern related to having to bus high school students to Trail for their education. Respondents raised concerns regarding the safety of busing and young drivers, particularly in the winter, the amount of time spent busing and the degree to which students would lose their ability to participate in extracurricular activities, and the sustainability of busing. One respondent noted, “We are trying to teach our kids about driving less and being “green” so closing a school within walking distance and busing our kids out of their town doesn’t make sense!” Respondents observed that parents would also spend more time driving to and from Trail delivering kids to extra curricular activities, events and

school, which would also have negative environmental impacts. The loss of community in Rossland was another leading theme. Respondents stressed that Rossland would lose its sense of community from not having the high school students here, but also that the high school students would lose their sense of identity with the community. Parents and community members would no longer know the students as well, connect with them or be able to keep tabs on them, which could result in an increase in social problems. One respondent observed: “Having old people and young people in a town is critical for community. Sending kids to Trail would be tragic for the greater community well being.” Other leading concerns identified in comments included the economic and social impacts of closing RSS, including a loss of Rossland businesses (seven business owners indicated they may have to move) and a decline in real estate values, the loss of a small school that offers individual attention and excellence in education in the district, having to move, or having grandchildren move as a result of the closure, and concerns regarding overcrowding at Crowe that will result in children, especially special-needs children getting lost in the crowd. One respondent observed: “RSS is a high quality school, with dedicated staff and students. This cannot be measured, however decision makers should do a qualitative research study to address this important aspect of RSS. RSS should probably be considered a model. Hence its closure has a broad impact. It sends a message that decision makers do not consider the quality of the education and the commitment of its people.” Another respondent observed: “Small schools, while they may not have the facilities and other shiny toys bigger schools have, offer the advantage of being a place of learning where the kids don’t get lost in a crowd. The teaching is better and the entire community supports the kids… The provincial ranking of this school (RSS) points to the small school effect: why would you want to destroy a successful educational experience? Our country needs capable adults, and this is how you create them.”

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With spring just around the corner many Rosslanders are eagerly anticipating warmer days and the sight of that first crocus in bloom! However, one small group of locals is looking further ahead, all the way to September and Rossland’s Golden City Days 2012 celebration. Planning for this annual family event has already begun and the first meeting of organizers is set for early April. We hope to come up with some new event ideas, fun local entertainment and food and craft vendors, as well as to bring back some Golden City Days favourites like “Stake your Claim” and the Saturday morning parade. Would you or your organization like to help? Perhaps you are interested in joining the organizing com-

mittee, putting on some Yoga or Zumba in the park, organizing a volleyball or bocce tournament, vending your home made goodies and crafts, performing a puppet or magic show or pulling together an air band contest. If so, we would love to hear from you. If you can spare an hour or two on the weekend of Sept. 7, 8 and 9, helping where needed around town, please let us know. The success of events such as Golden City Days depends on the support of our community and we need your help. Please consider what you or your group could bring to the weekend. For more information or to pass on your ideas please contact us Terry at rbrinson@telus.net or Hilary at gcdparade@telus.net Hope to hear from you! See you at Golden City Days!

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Comedy through home-improvement RCAC Submitted

Lucas Myers’ darkly hilarious one-man theatre DECK: “How I instigated and then overcame an existential crisis through home improvement” is a ‘must see’ for any Rosslander who has attempted home improvement and will be at the Rossland Miners’ Hall on April 7. DECK examines the fine line between perfectionism and obsession, chaos and freedom and why a piece of 2x6 lumber isn’t really two inches by six inches. Not even close. DECK stars Cliv, a meticulous single parent of two who has been forced to reassess his future after taking major losses in the recent recession. He embraces a new start as a small town, eco-conscious,

Lucas Myers will be performing his dark comedy act DECK: “How I instigated and then overcame an existential crisis through home improvement” April 7 at the Miners’ Hall. Submitted photo back-to-the-lander. His attempts at self-sufficiency are hijacked by a bad house buy and he is forced to try his hand at home improvement. Enter Andreas, the charismatic carpenter who takes Cliv under his wing and offers to lend a hand. As Cliv is drawn into Andreas’ world of free wheeling free living, Cliv begins to lose his grasp on reality and is consumed by suspicions of Andreas’ true motives. DECK is a darkly hilarious take on the modern milieu of a small town, semi-urban environment. DECK is part of the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture’s 2012 performance series. Tickets are $15 at the door or $12 in advance at Out of the Cellar (Columbia Avenue Rossland) or the Charles Bailey Theatre (Cedar Avenue Trail). RCAC members get $2 off. Starts at 7:30 p.m., in the Rossland Miners’ Hall. Beer and wine at the bar.

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Born June 9, 1921 in Ballymoney, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Her youth was spent in Kinistino and Prince Albert Saskatchewan, her married life in Rossland, Trail and Warfield Warfield BC BC. She was a citizen of Abbotsford from 1994 until she left this world on March 12, 2012. A much loved mom she is survived by her daughters Rose Ann O’Hearn, Chatham, Ont., Sheila Barclay, Abbotsford, Faye Cook (Jerome), Castlegar, & Barbara Barclay (Howard Wirsch), Abbotsford. 7 Grandchildren, 16 greatgrandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Left also to mourn her loss is her little dog, Chloe and her numerous grand-dogs. Predeceased by her husband, Douglas Barclay, in 1992, her parents John and Sarah Loughins, siblings Mary, Margaret, Maude, Estaire and David and sister-in-law Frances (Barclay) Reed. The Family is grateful to the staff of Worthington Pavilion and The Abbotsford Hospital for their kind and compassionate care of our Mom these past few months. No service at her request. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or the charity of your choice.

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The Trail Daily Times has an opening for a part time reporter/photographer. As a member of our news team, you will write news stories and take photos of Greater Trail events, cover city council and other public meetings and respond to breaking news stories. You must work well under pressure, meet daily deadlines and be a Áexible self-starter with a reliable digital camera and vehicle. This union position is for three days a week, with the potential for full-time work during holiday relief periods. This is a temporary position, minimum of one year. Computer literacy is essential, experience with layout in InDesign an asset, newspaper experience or a diploma in journalism preferred. Some weekend and evening work is involved. The Times offers a competitive salary and beneÀts. The successful candidate will be required to become a member of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, Local 2000. QualiÀed applicants should apply in writing no later than April 5, 2012 to: Guy Bertrand, managing editor Trail Daily Times 1163 Cedar Ave. Trail, BC V1R 4B8 editor@trailtimes.ca Fax: 250-368-8550 Only qualiÀed candidates will be contacted; no phone calls please.

CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF ROSSLAND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY MANAGER OF THE ROSSLAND SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION (Part Time – Flex Hours) The City of Rossland is accepting letters of interest from qualified contractors interested in the position of Part-time Manager of the Rossland Sustainability Commission. Qualified contractors are invited submit an expression of interest outlining your qualifications, related experience, ability to perform the duties of this position, and expected hourly rate. Job essentials: This position supports the strategic goals and activities of the Rossland Sustainability Commission (SC) and the Rossland Strategic Sustainability Plan (SSP). The manager will link with municipal staff and activities, will plan and execute special projects, oversee external contracts, develop communications plans and other means to engage community members, manage budgets, apply for grants, and will carry out various administrative functions associated with this position. Requirements: You have strong core values related to community sustainability. You can facilitate productive discussions within a group setting where the forces of economics, the environment, and the varying social wants and needs of a community can sometimes be at odds. You are entrepreneurial, innovative and have a strong track record of successfully initiating and completing tasks. You comfortably handle a variety of tasks and competing demands. At the same, you are confident in managing your own time and the expectations of others. You have excellent computer skills and can manage (or quickly learn) website management programs. You have excellent writing and verbal communications skills and have experience in group facilitation. You have project and budget management experience.You have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized postsecondary institution in a field related to sustainable community development, or you have equivalent related experience that will support the above objectives. Submit your submission to: City of Rossland, Box 1179, 1899 Columbia Avenue, Rossland,BC V0G 1Y0, Attention: Tracey Butler email: traceybutler@rossland.ca Fax # (250) 362-5451 Closing date for submission is Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 4:00 PM.

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While there are still echoes of winter, signs that some bears are up and about has become evident around town. The first reported footprints in Rossland were spotted by Sharon Wieder of BearAware. She found the unmistakable footprints in the snow around her yard this week. She said bears will be coming out of hibernation as things start to warm up. As a representative for BearAware in Rossland, Wieder is reminding people to get back into the bear proofing habits that sometimes become lax over the winter, when bears are not around. “The big thing is bird feeders, because a lot of people feed the birds over the winter,” she said, explaining one of the big bear attractants. “It’s time to put those away.” For garbage, she said to make sure to keep the items that will start to smell out the garbage, especially if it will be left outside. “If people are using dumpsters, make sure they are secured,” she said adding that if you are feeding their pets outside, make sure ot clean the food up when the pet is done eating. She also said to just keep in mind that bears are now waking up and looking for food, so just in general be aware of the bears. She said it’s difficult to predict when bears will become active as it depends a lot on the population. “It’s typically the younger bears that are on their own for the first time, or on the second or third year away from mom, that come out first because they’re still trying to figure out how everything works,” she explained. “The moms with little cubs born this year won’t come out for awhile, and the male bears had enough to eat in the fall that they’re not in a big hurry.” As the bears come out in the spring, they are eating to replace the muscle tone that they lost over the winter, so they’re looking for a different kind of food then they were in the later summer and fall. “Over the winter they use up their store of fat, but this time of the season they are looking for protein,” she said. “A lot of that typically will be meat, so road kill or animals that died off in the wild over the winter. Of course if they come into town and start to look around and smell garbage…” BearAware is currently waiting to hear back from the B.C. Conservation Foundation on funding. “We did get money from the city of Trail and Rossland,” Wieder said. “I’m just waiting to hear back on the funding that would cover the cost of running the education program and co-ordinator position.” She expects to hear about that in the next month or so.

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They applied for the same amount of funding as last year. If they don’t get it, she said they would have to scale back the program. “It will still go on, but not as active as last year. “ Wieder will also be looking for dumpster deputees again this year. “It’s the time of year to start recruiting them, now that we know the bears are waking up,” she said. If interested contact Wieder at 231-2751 or by email at rosslandbearaware@live.com.

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March 29, 2012 edition of the Rossland News

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