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Pool grant bid unsuccessful ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor







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Rossland was unsuccessful in its bid to get provincial funding to the tune of $4 million from the province as a part of the Recreation Grant. The city had initially applied for the grant at the end of December in hopes that council could procure funds to build a year round swimming pool. Coun. Kathy Moore was not surprised by the unsuccessful application. “They talk about limited funds and awards being based on merits of the program and within the guidelines of the program and I think we didn’t do a great job on all three of those criteria,� Moore said, adding that she was happy to see that a number of communities that are NDP ridings in the area got funding. “Castlegar got $400,000 for their water pump, Nelson got $400,000 for their skate park, Creston got $400,000 to expand their recreation trails and equipment, Kaslo got 188,000 for an arena curling complex, Salmo got $80,000 for their community centre,� she noted. “So, I think it’s really nice that there are communities in our local area that were successful.� Moore said there was talk that the area doesn’t get many grants of this sort, but that this indicated that was not the case. “There are a bunch of communities that did very well in this program and I think we should congratulate our neighbours,� she said. Mayor Greg Granstrom asked sarcastically whether they should send a letter to congratulate their success? “No, but I think it’s important that we celebrate their success,� she said. Earlier this year, Moore was one of the councillors who opposed sending the recreation proposal, which asked for $4 million to overhaul Rossland’s swimming pool into a year round rec centre. The proposal came up in council only days before the entry deadline. Moore suggested, at the time, that the grant be a more modest proposal, in the range of the $400,000 that other municipalities were asking for. She had argued that since the funds were meant to go to regional facilities, odds were against Rossland getting provincial funding to create a facility that essentially already existed in Trail. She argued the funds could have been used instead to fund something like the skate park project.

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More info available online at, or email rosslandarts@gmail. com or call 362-5452. 53"*-."1-&-&"'#"/%Monday evening practices 7 - 9 p.m. in the McIntyre Room at the Cominco Memorial Centre. Brass and woodwind players welcomed. For more info, contact Andrea McKay, 362-7604.

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16/,30$,#*/(0 Runs every Thursday from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. at the Flying Steam-

land Miner’s Hall hosts performers - music, dance, spoken word, theatre. Interested volunteers and performers may contact Michael Gifford at 250-362-7170 or Adults $3, students free. Treats available. Doors open at 6:30p.m.. Next show is April 15.

$0..6/*5:4$*&/$&$&-&#3"5*0/ Saturday April 14 at the Castlegar recreation cen-

413*/(5&" May 12 at Saint Andrews Church in Rossland.

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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

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

tre. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

between Salmo’s Babes of Brutality and Nelson’s Lumber Jackies, then Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers and Rossland’s Gnarlie’s Angels. Tickets are $10 in advance ($15 at the door, $2 for kids) from RossVegas in Rossland and Gerick Cycle & Sport in Trail. On-line tickets sales at

1014*$-&45*$,#3*%(&$0/5&45KAST and the West Kootenay branch of the APEGBC

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4&-,*3,53*0 The Selkirk Trio will play the Rouge Gallery Saturday, April 14 as part

projects and questions and get help from an expert knitter, all for a $2 donation (all proceeds to local charity) Call 362-5383.

41$" '6/%3"*4&3 %*//&3 The fundraiser, April 12 at 6 p.m., is a four course veg-

.05)&3(004& Rhymes, songs, finger plays and stories, 10:30-11:30 am, Thursdays at

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4503:5*.& "5 5)& -*#3"3: Fridays at the Rossland Library: Tots (ages 3-5) 10:1510:45 am and Books for Babies (under 3) 11:00-11:30 am. Drop-in. A parent or guardian must remain in the program room for the duration.

of their tour of the region. The concert begins at 7:30 and tickets are $15.

etarian meal at Gypsy at Red that will benefit the Trail and District SPCA. Tickets includes a glass of wine and a chance to win great prizes. Contact: 250-362-3347 or Tickets are $50.

MacLean StrongStart Center. Free, drop-in, for caregivers and young children.

your child (age 0-15 months), from 10-11 a.m., Saturdays, April 14 to June 16 at the Rossland Library (meeting room). The program is free, but please pre-register. Contact: Lynn Amann 362-5835,

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$*5:$06/$*- Next regular meeting is Monday, April 23, starting at 7 p.m.

land to Salmo for girls aged 5 to 17. Call 250-367-7115. Leaders also wanted.

Library. Come be part of the process.

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(0-%&/$*5:-*0/4 The Lions meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each

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8&45,005&/":0450.:4611035(3061 Monday, April 16, 2012 at 2 pm, Kiro Wellness Center, Trail. Guest :Tom McEwan discussing the Hospice program. Info: 250368-9827 or 250-365-6276.

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.

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month at 6 p.m. at the Rossland Legion. Contact W. Profili at 362-7671

season. Wear indoor shoes.

‘reuse’ and participate in the annual Trash To Treasure Day on April 21. For more info check out Art Night: Tue. 7pm; Movie Night: Wed. 6-8pm.

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the third Wed. of every month. All members of Branch #14 are asked to attend.

7 p.m. at Trail Middle School.

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305"3:$-6#0'3044-"/% Weekly meetings at the Rock Cut Pub, Mon., 6-8pm. All welcome! Contact John Sullivan, 362-5278.

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(&/&"-0(: West Kootenay Family Historians, 7pm, first Monday each month, Sept to June, SHSS, Castlegar. Annual fee $10. Contact Jean, 365-8100, or Grace, 364-1426.

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Youth film festival is this weekend ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News

Rossland and area youth will be making their way to the Gem Theatre in Trail this weekend as the U19 Film Festival comes to town. Filmmakers from the entire Kootenay region were invited to submit their films to the festival, with the only stipulation that they be between the ages of 10 and 19. “We had 26 films submitted from the region, including Nelson, Cranbrook, the Beaver Valley, Rossland and Trail,� says Rachael Roussin, from the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture, who along with KAST is sponsoring the event. A youth planning team, made up of youth from Trail and Rossland helped plan the festival. “So basically they helped to outreach the film submissions and helped screen the films that are going to be submitted and designed the final program,� she said. “That’s been a big part of planning this film festival.� There are seven categories which include cash prizes, as well as a People’s Choice award and Judges’ choice award. “So the youth that did submit films have a lot of opportunity to win cash prizes and actually the grand prize of the judges’ choice is a Canon camera, she said. “Our most popular category this year has been the sports adventure category. Most of them are skiing or snow sports, but the quality and caliber of the sports adventure category are very high, very professionally made films.� Roussin said that the majority of the films are sports oriented films which is expected given the area’s passion for the outdoors. She did say that she hoped to see more submissions for the other categories in the other categories. Speaking from the view of the RCAC, Roussin said this is an important annual festival to the West Kootenay area. “A lot of the events and initiatives in this area tend to be sports oriented, so this is just a great opportunity to get them involved in filming and more of the arts and culture,� she said. “It’s a big event for them.� Planning for the event has been ongoing since September. “The U19 Film Fest is actually the third part of a three part film extravaganza hosted by the RCAC and KAST,� she said. “It all began with the filmmaking workshops that we hosted in the fall.� They hosted four filmmaking workshops in the fall to provide youths with the tools to make the films they will now be showcasing. That was followed by the Real Youth Film Festival in November. She said that was to showcase international youth-made films, and provide inspiration. The coming film fest is the pinnacle of all those events. “Bring all of your tools and they’ve had the entire school year to make their films, so this is the grand finale,� she said. Rossland has quite a few submissions in the festival. In the documentary category, Caelum Scott will be showing “Dunny 2� about a grade 6/7 Dunny art project. Scott also has “Reading Books� in this category, about students reading in the library who burst into song when the librarian leaves. Mackenzie Flood entered “The Creatora,� which teaches

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viewers about a raven creature and its way of life. In the animation category, Flood’s entry “Life of the Night,� is about what happens when you leave the room. “Love of Lollie,� also by Flood is about a creature versus a lollipop. James Klemmensen is showing a short stop-motion animation made for film class called “Shoes.� In the environment category, Klemmensen has “The Moments Snow Gives Us.� This film highlights moments that without snow we would not have. In the drama category Flood presents “Madeline’s Musical� about Madeline, who’s life turns into a musical. In the sports category, Liam Barnes presents “Surge Freerun: Year One� about a self-taught group of freerunners from Rossland. Liam Stevens and George Hogarth are showing their film “Make it, Ride it, Love it� about building, then riding a bike. “SweetDreams� by Klemmensen is a short ski/snowboard film featuring Kelly Humpherys, Arlo Stevens, Ian Fry and Jade Smith.

Roussin said the youth are pumped to see the festival come together. The RCAC has hosted the film festival for many years. Roussin said they do this because of a mandate to support arts and culture for a wide audience. “The festival is an important celebration as it provides an opportunity for youth who are involved in the arts to have their work taken seriously,� she explained. This is the first year that the RCAC has partnered with KAST, which she called a natural partnership for a film festiva;. “They can help with the technology and youth outreach as they have the very successful youth program GLOWS,� she said. “The RCAC operates on a shoestring and is a grassroots society. Partnerships make more things possible.� Categories include: sports, drama, documentary, animation, and environment. The shows start at noon and run until 4 p.m. at the Gem Theatre in Trail. Tickets are $5, which includes food and entertainment.



Thursday, April 12, 2012 Rossland News



Council decided against sending a letter that would back a letter from the village of New Denver and a report from MP Alex Atamenenko speaking against the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). Arne Petryshen photo

Council not eager to back anti-CETA letter ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

Council voted not to send a letter backing objections to CETA, after some discussion during Tuesday’s council meeting. The push for a letter came from a letter that New Denver sent to the province, as well as a NDP report that gave the agreement a scathing review. The review, sent by MP Alex Atamenenko, was critical of CETA taking power away from municipalities to chose local suppliers and businesses for projects, as well as many other things. Coun. Kathy Moore said that the previous council had sent a letter on the matter to the government. “I’m just wondering if this council wishes to

make a statement of concern like the one New Denver had submitted,” she said. “At this point I don’t know if it matters. I think the government’s not really paying that much attention to municipalities.” Moore said the letter would be more of show of unity with other municipalities concerned about the issue. “I just wanted to put in something that says we’re in support of this thing,” she said. “Especially after reading the NDP dissenting report that was included there.” Moore made a motion that the city send a letter requesting exemption for local governments and concern about losing the ability to source locally and control their own infrastructure projects under the proposed CETA legislation, as well as support for the recommendation sent forth in the dissenting report. Coun. Kathy Wallace asked that they refer the report to staff instead for feedback.

“I haven’t had the opportunity to read thoroughly through that and I certainly don’t feel well grounded in those matters,” Wallace explained. CAO Victor Kumar said that the Union of B.C. Municipalities has a paper on the subject, as well as a position. “We can certainly circulate that,” he said. “There is ongoing discussion between FCM and UBCM.” The motion was narrowly defeated with the mayor’s vote as the deciding the factor, since Coun. Jill Spearn was absent. “We can get that back from staff on where that’s at, get an information packet together and see what the UBCM is doing, because I know they’re doing something for sure,” mayor Greg Granstrom said. In other city council news, there was a request from the Golden City Days Committee regarding the Miners’ Hall and waver of fees.

There was also concern about how the construction on Columbia Avenue could effect the festivities. “I’m just wondering how we’re going to phrase it,” Wallace asked. “Do we have a back-up plan if Golden City Days is really interfered with? How are we going to phrase it to the committee?” The mayor said that the first step is to get some numbers and make some decisions back from the tender. Once they have a decision, they will speak to the Golden City Days committee as well as other groups that could be affected. Tracey Butler informed council that the public works manager is in contact with the Golden City Days committee. “They understand that things may have to change depending on what’s going on,” Butler said. “Staff will look after it.”

For the record: The front page story from the April 5, 2012 Rossland News mispelled the name of the source. The name should read Sylvest.





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Local group sets sight on fundraising goal for Burmese refugees ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland New Editor

The Mi family is one of the two families of Mon refugees from Burma that the Rossland group West Kootenay Friend of Refugees is going to sponsor to come and live in Rossland Submitted photo

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The best way for refugees to immigrate is if the community is welcoming so thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of things people can do to make them feel welcome.â&#x20AC;? Moore said Rossland will need to support the families in many ways, though right now the group will be responsible for supporting the seven members of the two families for the first year they are here. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are bringing seven people to the town and we want to be able to support them comfortably,â&#x20AC;? she said. Moore said that though there has been talk lately of conditions being improved in Burma, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s likely more about the country trying to get international sanctions lifted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Actually in the last year there have been more human rights violations against the ethnic minorities than there had been before,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So it seems they might be upping the ethnic cleansing effort.â&#x20AC;? The group plans to do all sorts of fund raising activities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a quilt being raffled off and the draw is in August,â&#x20AC;? she said. The quilt was donated by a Doukhobor woman in Castlegar.       

The process of being forced to leave your home country and becoming a refugee is not easy. Many of the refugees come from war-torn countries where surviving long enough to escape is a feat in itself. So the chance for two families of refugees to come to a town like Rossland would be an amazing thing, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exactly what Rosslandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s West Kootenay Friends of Refugees aims to accomplish in the next year or two by sponsoring two Burmese families. Kate Mulhoney, who has worked in for refugee centres in other parts of the world said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pretty complex process of interviewing to find the families and individuals that are eligible for resettlement. The countries that primarily accept refugees for resettlement are Canada, the U.S., Australia and most of Western Europe. Mulhoney said in terms of the number of individuals these places accept, it is very few. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are a lot more people who have been clearly determined for resettlement than there are places,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those countriesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; willingness to accept depends on governments sponsoring refugees.â&#x20AC;? She said there are often quotas, such as a certain number of people from places such as Burma or Sudan. Where the public sponsorship hits its limitations, there is private sponsorship, which is what the group is now in the fundraising mode for. Mulhoney explained that the process for resettlement depends on the quota system. There is a very lengthy interview process to determine who is appropriate for resettlement, medical checks, background checks, security checks. Mulhoney said that over the past year she has done interviews with about 300 refugees children and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve all talked about the desire to develop their talents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What they wanted more than anything was to develop themselves,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes we get the idea that refugees come and they drain the system, but if you look at the list of famous refugees and what they have brought to the countryâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? She cited refugees like Madeleine Albright, Albert Einstein and Kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;naan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By sponsoring refugees here in Rossland, we can take that huge international issue and bring it home and look at the difference we can make in a few familiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lives,â&#x20AC;? she said. The group is a constituent group of East Kootenay Friends of Burma, who has a federal agreement and so is accredited with the government. Kathy Moore, who is also a member of the group, said that one of the best things that the community can do is be welcoming. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The government is putting on a program called Welcoming Communities,â&#x20AC;? she said.

Rachael Roussin, another menber of the group, said that in the next year or so they hope to raise $20,000 to cover the cost of living for the seven people. She said that though the cost of living in Rossland is a lot higher than living in Burma, but the expectations of the refugees on the cost of living is much lower than ours. The planning is now in two parts. The first part is to fundraise the $20,000. The second part, which the group estimates will happen in about 18-20 months, when the refugees arrive, is helping them get settled in, in terms of housing, clothing, shopping and taking them to dentist appointments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really want to give people the opportunity to get involved,â&#x20AC;? Roussin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are open to ideas for fundraisers.â&#x20AC;? She said that anyone interested in becoming involved can find more info on the groups new website: â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you know people who are interested let us know, join the group or join the email list for West Kootenay Friends of Refugees.â&#x20AC;?

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Appreciation for volunteers is important

Next week is National Volunteer Week (April 15-21), a week were Canadians and people all over the world celebrate the importance of volunteers. Canada has a rich history of volunteering and there are over 12 million Canadians who put aside their time to volunteer across the country. Volunteers help to enrich the community by putting fourth their own time for something that cannot be bought, and that’s the spirit of the community. After all, so many events and organizations in Rossland rely on volunteers, from the Rossland Legion to Golden City Days. Without them the events would not be possible. They are front and centre when it comes to services that a community revolves around, like arts and culture, wilderness, disaster relief, animal welfare and emergency services like search and rescue and volunteers firefighters. And it’s not just the older folks who are out volunteering, but young people as well, which is important so that the young generation keep up the volunteering spirit. So next week, take a moment to think of all the time and effort volunteers that have put into our community and congratulate yourself if you put your time in to volunteer. The quality of a community is reflected in the volunteers of our community and bring to mind the great things that people do every day for another human being. We want to hear from you.

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The Rossland News welcomes letters to the editor intended for publication but reserves the right to edit for brevity, clarity, legality, accuracy and topicality. Letters should not be more than 300 words long. Anonymous letters will not be published. To assist in verification, name, address and telephone number must be supplied, but will not be published. E-MAIL LETTERS TO: DROP OFF/MAIL: 2114 Columbia Ave. Rossland/ Box 970 V0G 1YO Phone: 250-362-2183 Fax: 250-362-2173 The Rossland News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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Recreation, Education, Community - Rossland Rec Department

Roller derby this weekend The West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League launches into its third season with their season opener “Wheels of Fortune” on Friday, April 13th at the Rossland Arena, doors at 5pm, first whistle at 6pm. It’s a double-header between Salmo’s Babes of Brutality and Nelson’s Lumber Jackies, then Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers and Rossland’s Gnarlies Angels. Tickets are $10 in advance ($15 at the door, $2 for kids) from Phat Angel in Nelson, Mountain High Lighting in Castlegar, West Kootenay Scuba in Salmo, Rossvegas in Rossland and Gerick Cycle and Sport in Trail. On-line tickets sales at where you can check-out the 2012 Bout Schedule and contemplate the bounty of a seasons pass before they’re gone on April 21. Connect Youth Action Summit, is Thursday to Sunday May 3- 6. Take action in your community. cbt. org/connect Gymnastics Coaching Course! Offered by Pam Shirley and Catherine Dubinsky. April 17 & 18, 2012! To sign up or for more information, please contact Rossland Recreation at 250-362-2327 or recreation@ Announcing Psyched for Life Camp for youth! Mental Toughness, Training and Outdoor Pursuits with Leslie Beatson, PhD in leadership coaching and consulting. Join our highly qualified, experienced leaders for a weekend of fun and learning that will lead to your success! Mental training sessions will be

facilitated before each activity and participants will be encouraged to apply skills from sport psychology during activities of choice. Parents are invited to wrap up portion of the program on Sunday at 2:00pm for an information and Q&A session to help incorporate newly learned skills into daily life and sport. May 26 and 27, Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Ages 10-13 and 14-17 years (Min. 25 participants) $165. For full program details contact Rossland Recreation at or 250362-2327. 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! 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@ ! The Spring Brochure is now online and can be viewed on the

city’s website ( 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 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) today( April 12. It 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.Preregister for the Rossland session by contacting Hanne Smith at 362-7767 or 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.

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Pet et Of Of The The W Week ee k

Oreo is a velvetyy black and white Rex cross who iss a spayed 5 year old bunny. She was originally a little girls pet, perhaps boughtt as a gift, but eventually was no longer wanted and surrendered. She is friendly while out of herr kennel, and loves treats! I would also like to remind everyone who reads, that the next “Eat for Pete” is being held at Gypsy at Red in Rossland. Tickets for the 5 course vegetarian meal plus a glass of wine are 50 dollars and can be purchased at Gypsy or at Tails Pet Supplies in Rossland. 20 dollars from each ticket will be donated to the Trail Regional BCSPCA!


Would you stay in town if RSS was closed? SHELLEY ACKERMAN Neighbourhood of Learning

Rossland Schools Survey Results (Part Two): This column is part two of a continuing series on the Rossland Schools Survey results. This column focuses on the question: “Would you move away from Rossland if MacLean were a K-7 school and RSS was closed?” Rossland residents responded as follows: Residents that would move if MacLean were a K-7 school and RSS were closed: 13% Residents that might move if MacLean were a K-7 school and RSS were closed: 32% Respondents were asked to indicate the reasons they would consider moving from Rossland if RSS closed. Survey responses of this nature need to be interpreted with care, as it is easy to say one will move. Nevertheless, the reasons provided reflect the kinds of deliberations families might undertake if RSS closed. Respondents stressed over and over the importance of children to communities and the importance of communities to children. The most important reason for considering a move was that respondents want to live in a community where their child can walk to school. Concerns regarding the safety of busing, the time spent on buses, the sustainability issues associated with busing or driving, and the challenges as-

sociated with doing extra curricular activities were repeated over and over. The opportunity to walk to school and after-school activities was identified as a key reason people moved here. “We left Vancouver to live in a small town… if we wanted our kids to be commuters, we could have stayed put.” “Love Rossland, but logistically transporting our kids for school sports, activities to Trail through the long winters will not happen.” Many respondents also stressed the importance of a school and school children to a community and that without a high school, Rossland could lose its sense of community. As one respondent observed, “The heart of the community is its schools. Without a full and complete education available for my family here, I would move to another community whose values reflect my own and that my children could enjoy fully.” And another: “A school is the foundation to any community. No school = No community = No town. Simple!” Many respondents expressed concerns about Rossland’s economic viability if RSS closed. People noted that property values might drop, new people might not come and people will begin leaving. Some people suggested that they would move immediately to be on the front end of this decline. Others indicated that they would stay in the short term, but leave if Rossland starts to have a ‘dead’ feel. Several re-

spondents indicated that their business might close. One respondent noted. “Families would not be attracted to move to Rossland. Families would move away. This would strongly affect the town’s economy and the operation of the ski hill.” Another respondent observed, “I believe this town would become a ghost town without the students here. Everyone would be driving down to Trail to pick up their kids from school, and then stay down there to shop.” Respondents also emphasized the importance of having children educated in their communities for the sake of the children. They stressed that educating children in their own community enables parents to be more involved in their children’s education, enables the community to look out for the children and helps foster a connectedness between the children and the community. One respondent observed: “One of the main reasons we moved here was to live in a small town which meant being able to send our kids to a local school and have them experience a close sense of community.” Another noted, “A community raises a child.” 466 Rossland households and 52 non-Rossland households filled out the Rossland Schools Survey. The complete numerical results of the survey are available in the April 2012 Rossland Schools Notebook.

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The province is now requiring regional district governments and municipalities across the province to pay 25 per cent of the cost of wildfire interface mitigation, the price tag for forest fire safety may be too high for most areas to bear, says the chair of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary board of directors. Larry Gray said there is a further $5 million worth of work that needs to be done this year to diminish the chance of a forest fire spreading into settled areas within the three Kootenay regional districts. But now having to cough up over $1 million between the regional districts of Central Kootenay, Kootenay Boundary and East Kootenay after the province changed the rules of the game is not feasible, he said, even if it means nearly $4 million in fuel mitigation grants from the province. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We qualify for the grants, we have been approved for the grants, but we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford the grants,â&#x20AC;? Gray said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford the grants because we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have enough money; and to raise the taxes to cover that is a huge, huge amount.â&#x20AC;? Last month directors from the three Kootenay districts met with Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson on what could become a huge problem if the districts are unable to continue with forest fire mitigation. With wildfire potential threatening every corner of the Kootenays, they asked the minister and his staff to come up with some solutions to the funding dilemma for a region that will not be participating in the provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fuel management programs this year, Gray said. Although it was not a positive reception from the ministry it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t an outright refusal to help, Gray said. The ministry acknowledged discussion between the Provincial Fuels Management Working Group (comprised of the Union of B.C. Municipalities, provincial

Wildfire Management Branch and the First Nations Emergency Services Society) and regional district representatives in the Kootenays was still ongoing. In an email in response to questions, they admitted changes introduced last June have created some challenges â&#x20AC;&#x201D; especially for some regional districts â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and have agreed to continue to sit down with the affected parties to see if anything can be done to address concerns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any further changes will have to be fair and equitable for all B.C. municipalities in the province,â&#x20AC;? the email read. Gray said ministry staff had intimated they were opposed to showing favouritism in one area of the province over the others. In practice, there should be firebreaks built around each community, the forest thinned out and no trees touching each other, said Gray. Most Kootenay communities donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have this completed yet, he added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a big problem. The governance is a difficulty,â&#x20AC;? he said. In order to move ahead with funding the fuel mitigation program under the new formula, Central Kootenay and East Kootenay would have to create services for taxation purposes to fund their 25 per cent share. In the Kootenay Boundary, they would only have to increase taxation through the existing protective services service to cover their costs. The amount of money available to local governments has been reduced in the area of fuel management prescriptions â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a planning process that identifies and describes the type of treatment needed. Last June the cost sharing formula, previously funded entirely by the provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative, but administered by UBCM, was changed to require municipalities to contribute 25 per cent of the cost fuel management planning. At the time, the change was made to free up money for operational treatments including thinning, spacing, pruning and the removal of woody debris from forest floors, the most costly aspect of wildfire prevention in interface areas.

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gion’s classrooms five years ago, he said. “The sea of red ink with the letter grade is going the way of the dinosaur,” said Ford. Submitted “More teachers are adopting the assessNo more pencils, no more books, no more ment for learning approach, providing kids teacher’s letter grades. necessary feedback about their learning and The way students are being graded in to- holding off on giving their letter grade until day’s classroom is changing, going from the they are required to at reporting time.” CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF ROSSLAND letter grade — or percentages — that nearly And they are required in the end. In B.C. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY all of us grew up with, to what is called as- legislation there is a requirement for teachSWIMMING POOL MANAGER – SUMMER POSITION sessment for learning. ers to provide a letter grade on how students (May – August) Although no report cards have been is- demonstrate their learning against certain sued this school year due to the on-going outcomes, meaning did they learn the mateThe Rossland Swimming Pool Society is looking for a Pool labour dispute, the trend away from grades rial. Manager starting May, 2012. The Pool Manager will be is already taking shape. Teachers still design a program that allows responsible for all administrative duties, supervision and scheduling of lifeguards, assisting with pool maintenance Teachers across the Kootenay Columbia a student to learn, while the letter grade proand operations, pool programming, special events and school district are demystifying academics vides parents with a final record of how they safety of staff and general public. for students through assessment for learn- did based on all of the learning outcomes ing, doing away with the sorting that comes from the term. The letter grade is then based The successful applicant, through experience and from letter grades and instead letting stu- on the body of work the student produces education, will be able to demonstrate supervisory skills, dents know right from the start what they against the learning outcomes. recreational programming experience and administrative are expected to learn — and then working That is the only expectation required from organization. Experience in aquatics, WHIMIS and Standard First Aid is an asset. with them to get there. letter grades, said Ford. In assessment for learning, a teacher will However, the rest of the grading is open. Submit your resume to: City of Rossland, Box 1179, work with a student at the outset to underAnd removing the letter grade until report 1899 Columbia Avenue, Rossland,BC V0G 1Y0, stand what she or he already knows about card time allows the students to learn, inAttention: Tracey Butler email: the topic, as well as to identify any gaps or stead of adhering to a self-fulfilling prophesy Fax # (250) 362-5451 misconceptions. mentality that a letter grade can instill (I can’t Closing date for applications is Monday, April 16, 2012 Assessment for learning is creating learn- learn, I’m no good at math, etc.). at 4:00 PM. ers, students who are engaged and excited to “So if it is about student learning, as a be taught, said SD20 director of instruction, teacher I’m not going to give that letter grade We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in Bill Ford. feedback,” said Ford. “What I’m going to this position; however, only applicants selected for an What started as a worldwide movement do instead is say, ‘Here are some things you interview will be contacted. in the late 1990s began appearing in the re- did well, but here is an area that you need to work on.’” Educators who experimented with this technique in the 1990s found that, over time, students stopped asking for the letter grade and started to internalize the feedback and begin to own their learnGet the training and support you need to find and keep a job in B.C. ing. Job search resources • Personal employment planning • Workshops and training • Specialized services And as teachers demystified the learning, revealed what was exTIMOTHY SCHAFER

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pected and created a criteria list, kids started to think of themselves as learners and they demanded criteria around learning. “Once kids know what that criteria is, there is no reason for anybody in a class to not do well,” Ford said. “The role of the teacher wasn’t about trying to trip them up, the role was to allow them to learn and know what good work was. The role was to teach them and see what they could do.” And the results were very exciting because the kids started to perform, said Ford. Although it was only anecdotal evidence, it became apparent students were rising to the challenge and saying, ‘I could do this.’ There are a growing number of teachers in SD20 that are moving their practice forward into this area, said Ford. After a local teacher stopped giving letter grades throughout the year, it only took a few weeks before the students stopped asking for them and started to own their learning. They were more interested in what they had to work on, and they were thrilled knowing what the end product would be. “She said the quality of learning that was happening in her classroom was exceptional. It looked and felt completely different than it had in the past, compared to traditional methods,” Ford explained. Assessment for learning is a school district initiative, something they have been working on as professionals for five years. But reporting legislation still presumes they are using letter grades. “You know, if universities want to sort kids, let them sort kids. That shouldn’t be our job,” Ford stated. “Our job should be solely to look at kids as individual learners and to improve their life chances and move them as far along on that learning continuum as possible, despite whatever disabilities or abilities they walk through the door with. That should be our main job.”

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The B.C. government has created a new liquor licence that allows theatres to serve alcohol during movie showings. Rich Coleman, the cabinet minister responsible for B.C. liquor and gambling policy, says the change will get rid of red tape for theatres that could get a licence to serve alcohol for live events, but couldn’t show movies in the same place. The new licence will allow theatres to serve drinks in the lobby, but patrons won’t be able to take drinks to their movie seat unless the room is adultsonly. Coleman said unlike the stands at a hockey game or out in a well-lit lobby, it’s difficult for operators to see if minors are sneaking drinks in a dark theatre. A multiplex cinema now has the option of designating one theatre for adults only and serving drinks, an approach that has caught on in other jurisdictions along with larger seats and tables. The licence would also cover an

adults-only lounge adjacent to the theatre. Other theatres that have live shows will be able to take part in film festivals without having to close their bar or apply for a new licence. “People are trying to save the older theatres, where it’s just a single-screen operation, and trying to have two types of business in order to basically survive and make those older traditional heritage-type theatres work,” Coleman said. Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba already have similar licences for movie theatres. Jeremy Bator, president of the Motion Picture Theatre Association of B.C., praised the move. “These changes will have a positive impact on so many levels, including increased jobs, a better guest experience and a more level playing field in the increasingly competitive landscape of entertainment in Canada,” Bator said. Matthew Gibbons, president of the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, said his heritage theatre is now mainly a live performance venue, and the new licence will make it easier to take part in the annual Vancouver International Film Festival. A11

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Columbia Basin Trust featuring youth action summit COLUMBIA BASIN TRUST Submitted

Basin youth are invited to apply to attend Connect, a free youth action summit happening May 3-6 in Kimberley, B.C. The theme for the event is: Connecting with Communities. The summit will feature engaging speakers, planning sessions and networking opportunities, all directed towards assisting attendees in creating a day of action in their own commu-

nity. ìLed by the members of CBTís Youth Advisory Committee, Connect promises to be inspiring,î says Wayne Lundeberg, CBT Director, Youth Initiatives. CBT looks forward to working with Basin youth to empower them to create meaningful action events in their communities during the month of May. Youth interested in journalism, film and photography are invited to apply to be a member of Connect’s own Multimedia Team. Cho-

sen from qualified applicants, these ten participants will document the weekend, as well as the community action events, for a special Connect edition of Scratch Magazine. CBT works with youth and communities to increase youth opportunities and engagement through enhancing capacity, leadership and participation. CBT supports youth and communities through the Columbia Basin Youth Grants program, Community Directed Youth Funds

and volunteer service awards as well as provides a forum for youth in the Columbia Basin to share their art, ideas and experiences with each other through SCRATCH magazine and CBT delivers economic, social and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about CBT programs and initiatives, visit or call 1.800.505.8998

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On tour throughout the East and West Kootenays, the Kootenay based Selkirk Trio features a program highlighting the rich repertoire for clarinet, cello and piano. With pianist Sue Gould living in Golden, cellist Jeff Faragher in Nelson and clarinetist Nicola Everton hailing from Rossland, finding a middle ground for rehearsals was the biggest challenge. The three professional musicians are used to packing an intense punch with their rehearsals and concert tour which will cover 15 concerts in seven days, including 10 concerts for the Health Arts Society in extended care facilities throughout the region. The Selkirk Trio will play the Rouge Gallery, on their tour of the region, on Saturday April 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rouge Gallery (old bank building, Rossland) Tickets $15 available at the Rouge Gallery Information: 250 362-9609

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Sunday’s Joe Hill Coffeehouse will feature some special guests Rosch - accordion, vocals; Catherine (Cactus Kate) McGrath - mandolin, vocals; Genie (Gin Jeanie) Sittig - fiddle; Craig (Ranger Craig) Korth - banjo, guitar, vocals; Michael (Gut Bucket Giff) Gifford - string bass, washtub bass, vocals. The show starts at 7 p.m. April 15, at the Rossland Miners’ Hall. Admission is $3.

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BC ARTS And Culture week is coming! Celebrate the arts by attending the great events that are being presented in your community from April 22-28.


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We have a position available for a Service Technician in our Cranbrook location. The successful applicant for this position will be responsible for the repair and maintenance of construction and forestry based equipment and attachments. Previous mechanical experience in a heavy equipment environment is considered an asset.

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City of Rossland Summer Student-Water Ambassador Employment Opportunity The City of Rossland is accepting applications from students seeking full time summer employment. Applicants must be high school graduates and registered to attend a college or university in the fall and possess a valid B.C. Drivers License with clean abstract. The successful applicants will be expected to perform residential, commercial, and municipal irrigation audits, monitor water use and distribute conservation information, distribute flyers to residents and community events, collect, compile and analyse survey data, submit weekly reports to CBT, participate in training and teleconferences. (Please check City website for more detailed description). Other duties may include routine park maintenance, operation of minor equipment and other assigned duties. Successful applicants must be available for employment by Mid- May until late August. Applications will be received until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2012. Please submit to:

Community Literacy Coordinator The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is looking for a Community Literacy Coordinator for Greater Trail. We are a Columbia Basin wide literacy organization committed to providing inclusive and accessible literacy programs for people of all ages. Ideal candidates will work well with the CBAL team, have an understanding of literacy and a passion for working with people. We value the following skills and attributes: • Proposal and report • Communication writing • Organization and time • Enthusiasm and creativity management • Self initiative • Program and fund • Flexibility and reliability management Desired quali¿cations include: post-secondary education, experience in community development, facilitation and working with families, adults, ESL adults, and/or volunteers. This is a .8 position, September to June, with the potential for more hours. Please send resumes to dpro¿ by April 23. For more information call Desneiges Pro¿li at 250-364-1275 #247.

City of Rossland Attn: Water Smart Ambassador Position P.O. Box 1179 Rossland, B.C. V0G 1Y0 Email: Fax: 250-362-3371 We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for these positions and advise that only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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You Are Invited At Nelson & District Credit Union we know the importance of good governance for maintaining direction and achieving social and economic objectives. Please join your staff and board of directors as we present the 2011 annual review and answer your questions. Rossland members can help celebrate the 70 year history and the future of their credit union in the community! The AGM date

Tuesday April 24, 2012 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Prestige Mountain Resort 1919 Columbia Avenue, Rossland

Roller derby time is here again. The West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League launches into its third season with their season opener on Friday at the Rossland arena. First whistle at 6 p.m. and it’s a doubleheader between Salmo’s Babes of Brutality and Nelson’s Lumber Jackies, followed by Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers and Rossland’s Gnarlie’s Angels. The 2012 season will see 26 bouts hosted in the West Kootenays, primarily in Rossland (where the arena provides a dedicated derby surface from April through September), and both the Castlegar and Nelson Community Complex when the ice comes out. The season features six doubleheader bouts, three STORES FLYERS DEALS COUPONS BROCHURES CATALOGUES CONTESTS PRODUCTS STORES FLYERS DEALS COUPONS BROCHURES CATALOGUES CONTESTS PR S BR S ST S ® CA S DE S BR S ST S CA S

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Kootenay Kannibelles home games and the semifinal and championship bouts, to be held on weekends and featuring the full entertainment package: half-time show, bar, mobile food concessions, raffles, door prizes, music, announcers, providing suitable entertainment for the whole family! New this year: single mid-week bouts without all the bells-and-whistles for only $5. Tickets are $10 in advance ($15 at the door, $2 for kids) from Phat Angel in Nelson, Mountain High Lighting in Castlegar, West Kootenay Scuba in Salmo, RossVegas in Rossland and Gerick Cycle & Sport in Trail. Online tickets sales at www.kootenayrollerderby. com where you can check out the 2012 Bout Schedule and contemplate the bounty of a seasons pass before they’re gone on April 21.


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Rossland News, April 12, 2012  

April 12, 2012 edition of the Rossland News

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