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There was no shortage of volunteers to get their heads shaved Saturday night during the Roller Derby doubleheader at the Rossland arena. Donations went to the Canadian Cancer Society and Prevent Cancer Now. In total, $5,569.87 was raised.

The ghost of a proposed school district budget past became the specter of a school district budget present as the board of trustees unanimously passed the first two readings on a balanced budget Monday night. However, the balancing act came on the backs of nearly 14 full time job losses throughout the region — including two teacher-librarians, almost eight teachers, three non-enrolling teacher staff, and one custodian — with a motion towards consideration of school closures still forthcoming. Much of Monday night’s crowd of 40 people first heard the budget cuts presented last week in a public meeting in Trail but in proposal form. Nothing had changed since that committee of the whole meeting last week, even though the board had been “open� for comment on what the document contained since Wednesday night. Instead, people bore witness to the quick passage with no deliberation of the budget in the special open board meeting at Blueberry Creek Community School. The $42-million budget for 2012/13 wasn’t well received last week in a proposal form from SD20 administration, and it was even less tolerable Monday by those See SD20 on P. 3

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Council questions RDKB spending ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

Council had a few concerns with the Regional District of Kootenay-Boundary’s increase in its annual budget of 3.5 per cent. Rossland council has had the third year of zero increases.

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Coun Tim Thatcher found the spending surprising. “There’s a lot of money being spent,� Thatcher said. “I know we can’t control that but it seems out of control.� Thatcher noted some of the big budget items, like the transit cost of almost $200,000. “Are we really getting the value out of that?� he asked “I

know its a touchy subject, but thats a big chunk of money, when you look at the ridership.� Coun. Jill Spearn defended the transit saying that it helps people who don’t have the opportunity to drive. “It addresses a segment of society, whether they be less fortunate or whether they

choose to be green and take the bus or other reason like seniors,� Spearn said, adding that she noted to council years ago that Rossland could probably do with small busses, using the busses she saw in Mexico as example. “The buses here are huge and they’re seemingly underused. It’s the format of the transpor-

tation that we might take issue with in my mind. She noted that businesses in Rossland benefit from more transit to the city. Coun. Jody Blomme agreed with Spearn. I think it’s very important that we have a transit system,� Blomme said. See City on P. 3

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Road Block on Saturday, May 5, 1 p.m to 2 p.m at Cafe Books West. The event is free, with juice and cupcakes for the kids. Books are on sale now at Cafe Books West. More info: 250-362-5333 or cafebookswest.com

306(&.64*$ concert series presents: the Couloir Duo with harpist Heidi Krutzen

and cellist, Ariel Barnes. Monday May 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rouge Gallery (old bank building, Rossland) Tickets $15 available at the Rouge Gallery. 250-362-9609

3&-":'03-*'&'6/%3"*4&3 at the shovel. Get your tickets before May 6. Tickets include a burger, beer and entertainment. There are also two Red Mtn day passes up for grabs! Proceeds go to Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. For info contact Robert 250.231.6924 Website: www.facebook.com/TrailRelayForLife Cost: $20 #055-&%3*7& Save your bottles, cans and juice boxes, the Gold Fever Follies will be

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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. +0&)*--$0''&&)064& Each month on the third Sunday from 7-9:30 pm., the Rossland Miner’s Hall hosts performers - music, dance, spoken word, theatre. Interested volunteers and performers may contact Michael Gifford at 250-362-7170 or giffmus@telus.net. Adults $3, students free. Treats available. Doors open at 6:30p.m.. Next show is May 20. 413*/(5&" May 12 at Saint Andrews Church in Rossland. "35&9)*#*5"/%4"-& of Catherine Wetmore. Over 100 paintings 75 per cent off. One

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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. 3044-"/%4,"5&1"3,$0..*55&& 6-8 pm, first Tuesday each month at the Rossland

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

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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.

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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.

sale at the Charles Bailey Theatre ticket office (250-368-9669). Adults: $25, Seniors/ students: $20. Show time: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 12

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, lamann1062@hotmail.com

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

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

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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June, SHSS, Castlegar. Annual fee $10. Contact Jean, 365-8100, or Grace, 364-1426.

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continued from P. 1 “Particularly for younger people who want to get places and who don’t have cars so we can’t take that away.” She said that the city needs to come up with ways to encourage ridership. Coun. Kathy Wallace, who represents Rossland at the RDKB, noted that Rossland did accept expansion of hours. “So we have more buses coming to Rossland,” she said. “Every night of the week there is a 6:30 p.m. bus. That’s intended to encourage the commuters to take the bus.” Wallace said that the public bus system is needed in the area, noting that it is very expensive. “There is a review of transit and there will be a discussion coming from the East End

to the province to say that urban planning doesn’t fit rural areas,” she said. “That’s part of the difficulty that we have - we have less population, we have greater geographical area, we have 2,000 ft. of elevation coming up this side and 500 ft. going up the other. The buses are determined by the province and that is part of the problem.” Wallace said the city sized buses are full a couple of times a day when kids are off to school. “Other times it is very frustrating watching the big, huge buses drive around with one or two people on them,” she said. Wallace said the City of Trail brought forward a motion recently in response to the private taxi service that would have closed without Trail interceding. She said there were suggestions of a public

taxi service. “We’ve got probably the most expensive taxis in the province and we have to wait a long time for them to come,” she said. Mayor Greg Granstrom pointed out that Rossland pays the regional district about $1.4 million. The regional fire service has almost doubled that of Rossland’s budget to $430 000.Granstrom hoped that the RDKB would endeavour to keep the funds in line. “It might also be interesting to point out that there is a 3.5 per cent increase in taxes from the regional district,” Granstrom said. “They’ve had continual increases. “To me it seems like in a time of fiscal restraint by companies where employees have had to make sacrifices, that same fiscal restraint would be needed at our regional government.”

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assembled in the school’s gymnasium. In less than 20 minutes — with no explanation of the budget’s line items or any debate on the cuts — the board of trustees approved the first two readings of the School District N0. 20 (Kootenay Columbia) annual budget bylaw. The swift passage of the financial document that will see 13.6 full time equivalent staff positions phased out across the board for the coming school year raised the ire of the crowd, and they voiced it when the floor opened for public comment. The lack of debate was a joke, said CUPE Local 1285 shop steward Darlene Schultz, a bus driver expected to have her employment reduced even as she nears retirement. “There may have been debate that happened in private, but there certainly was no debate here tonight. None of the public had any opportunity to have any input in regards to the particular line items,” she told the board. “Nobody likes to cut anything from the budget said Darrel Ganzert, a former teach-

er-librarian himself and the current chair of the SD20 board. He hinted that by “moving money around,” and some give and take on contract issues between the unions and management, some jobs being cut could be saved. He told the crowd there was a possibility of reviewing the proposed cuts. “The budget is a snapshot, it is a budget that shows our intention,” he said. “In some areas we will save the money we are speaking of, and in other areas we might not. There is going to be some flux back and forth.” The job cuts were necessary for the coming year to deal with a $1.55 million operating shortfall in the district — and rising internal costs for sick leave that are now $400,000 over budget — covering a three per cent drop in funding from the Ministry of Education. Cutting the teacher positions meant the district would save $1.17 million in 2012/13, the largest chunk out of the $1.58 million in total cuts made. With custodial staff possibly being cut from 12-month to 11-month employees, the district expecting to save $113,841.

Correction: In the article Cub scouts put their cars to the test, Heather’ last name is Hamer, not Homer. The quote was printed incorrectly and should have read: Isbel Nebel, the provincial guild master of B.C., was there and the cubs were honoured to have her join the rally. “It’s not all about winning, it is also about losing, and it takes a community to raise a child” Heather Hamer said that “The kids are loving it; they’re here to have fun!” The Rossland News apologizes for the errors and will make the best efforts to avoid them in the future. The contact info for Shanna Tanabe is incorrect and should be 362-0063.

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There will also be a district-wide rise in student-to-teacher ratio — from 24-1 to 25-1 — that could impact the electives offered at the high school level. A motion was also passed at the meeting to consider possible reconfiguration or closure of Rossland and Castlegar schools with a decision to be made by Dec. 31, 2012 and implementation in September, 2013. The board will look at making Rossland Secondary School (RSS) kindergarten to Grade 12 and close MacLean Elementary, or make RSS kindergarten to Grade 9, close MacLean, and send RSS grade 10-12 students to J.L. Crowe Secondary in Trail. The board could also make MacLean kindergarten to Grade 7, close RSS, and send RSS grade 8-12 students to J.L. Crowe. If approved at the next board meeting, the budget cuts and changes will take effect July 1. Although the board has acknowledged they will examine the situation for next year, Davidoff said he will be meeting with the CUPE president and DPAC to come up with a model of their own and present it to the board in June.

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Good news as local trails still growing

With the Kootenay Columbia Trail Society’s plans to turn the famous Seven Summits bike trail into a 65 km loop, it seems there is still room for mountain biking to progress in an area that is arguably the Mecca of biking. The current Rossland area trail is a tire devouring 30 km one-way trail. Isaac Saban, president of the KCTS said that the extra 24 km, which would connect the city to Nancy Green summit, would cater to those bikers in it for the long distance haul through the forest trails. It would attract an elite level of biker and that can’t hurt the already high standard of riders. The city of Rossland currently contributes $19,000 into the trails, as well as another $14,000 indirectly through the regional district. KCTS has a total budget of about $100,000 Saban said, which comes through donations, membership and other contributions. Saban argued that the KCTS provides great value for money as the $100,000 in funds allows something like 120,000 individual uses of the trails. Rossland contributes something like 30 cents per rider, for trails that, for the most part are easily accessible from Rossland. Not included in the estimate are the people benefiting who walk or bike the trails, since the automated trail counters only pick up metal. That would likely bring the value much higher. The trails around Rossland are a model for others in Western Canada and the world, and that doesn’t look like it will change anytime soon. We want to hear from you.

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Still time for spring programs Lots of great activities, programs, opportunities and events coming up in the next few weeks in Rossland! Check out the Spring Brochure, which can be viewed online at www. rossland.ca and also on Facebook. If you’re a new parent, you might be interested in the Baby Massage classes coming up! Instructor Vanessa Senecal, registered massage therapist and Doula, is offering two classes in the next several weeks. The next one is on Sunday, May 6 from 2-4 p.m. and the last one is on Sunday, June 3 from 2-4 p.m. The classes are held in the Rossland arena lounge, up the exterior stairs at the back of the arena, on Third Avenue. This hands-on workshop will provide parents with the basics of baby massage, which helps babies sleep better, decreases “fussiness” and improves bonding. With bike season upon us, Revolution Cycle is offering several Bike Maintenance Classes in the next few weeks. For youth 9-14 years, there’s a course on Monday, May 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For older teenagers and adults, there’s a Bike Mechanics 101 course on Wednesday, May 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Betty Go Hard has several Bike Camps coming up for kids ages 8-12 years. The Beginner Girls Camp starts May 10, on Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. and runs until June 7. The Beginner Boys Camp starts May 8, on Tuesdays from 3-5 p.m. and runs until June 5. There’s also two Intermediate Camps for kids 9-12 years old. For more information, check out the Spring Brochure, on page 8 for a full listing of each of the bike programs.

Little Kid Rugby starts at the beginning of June! If you have a little one, ages 5-9 years who’s interested in running, jumping, throwing and catching games….check out this new, non-contact Rugby program! Kids Rugby training develops and enhances a child’s basic motor skills and focuses on activities which develop balance, co-ordination and agility. Program starts Friday, June 1 from 3:15-4:15 p.m. on the Cooke Avenue field. Roller Fit in the Rossland Arena starts on Tuesday, May 8, from 7:30-9 p.m. and runs until June 26. Each 90 minute class will consist of on-skate dynamic warm ups, cardio, core and upper body strength exercises. Instructor Darlene Jamin (aka Slameron Diaz) will lead you in this fun and energizing total body workout – without all the bruises! This course is for women of all ages, from 13 years and up! Dropin is $12, including HST. Proper safety equipment, including a mouth guard, helmet, shin, elbow and wrist guards and either roller skates or inline skates are mandatory. For more information, please contact Darlene, at darjamin@telus.net Hey Youth! A Life Coaching course is a great addition to your resume and life skills! Check out Psyched for Life Camp for Youth - Mental Toughness, Training and Outdoor Pursuits with Lesley Beatson, PhD leadership coaching and consulting. The highly qualified, experienced leaders will facilitate a weekend of fun and learning that will help 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 a wrap up portion of the program on Sunday at 2 p.m. for an information and Q&A session to help incorporate newly learned skills into daily life and sport. Dates for the exciting weekend are: 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 recreation@rossland.ca or 250-3622327. The Teen Boot Camp starts on May 14 and runs until June 20, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15 p.m. The course is an energizing, indoor / outdoor fitness workout using high intensity interval training for total body conditioning. Led by Gabrielle Jangula, certified personal trainer. The course runs at MacLean Elementary gym, utilizing the gym, the field and the play space. Shelley Painter’s Adult Multi Media Art program starts soon! The course runs May 28 until June 25 on Mondays from 7-8 p.m. in the Rossland arena lounge. This course is designed to help you improve your art skills – whether it’s drawing, painting or 3D art. Participants will discuss their interests with Shelley and then the following classes will be catered to those goals. The recreation department will be working on the Summer Brochure in the next week…..if you would like to offer a program, please contact our office at 250-362-2327 or by email, at recreation@rossland.ca


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NOL discusses options put forward recently by School District 20 JENNIFER ELLIS Neighbourhood of Learning

In a special open board meeting April 30, as part of their budget process, the School District 20 passed a motion to “consider possible reconfiguration/closure of Rossland schools with a decision to be made by December 31, 2012 and implementation in September, 2013.” Options to be considered include (but are not limited to): Making Rossland Secondary School K-12 and closing MacLean Elementary; Making RSS K-9, closing MacLean, and sending RSS grade 10-12 students to J.L. Crowe Secondary; and Making MacLean K-7, closing RSS, and sending RSS grade 8-12 students to Crowe Secondary. The Board also gave first and second reading to the Annual Budget Bylaw for 2012-2013. This is both good and bad news for Rossland. On the positive side, it appears that the School Board has been able to balance their budget this year without closing a school. Thus it is not expected that there will be any school closures for the upcoming school year. It also appears that they are listening to Rossland residents in considering K-12 at Rossland Secondary School as a viable option. At the same time, the closure of RSS is still under consideration and will likely be discussed in detail in the fall. This somewhat positive outcome is at least in part linked to the strong views of Rossland residents put forth in school board community meetings in 2011 and the recent Rossland Schools Survey. The Neighbourhood of Learning Committee thanks you for your continued participation in this important issue. Your voices and views will be needed again as this discussion moves forward in the fall. The Rossland Schools Survey highlighted that while the majority of Rossland households strongly support K-12 at RSS. Eighty-five per cent of Rossland households listed this as their first choice for school configurations in

Rossland, presuming that maintaining both an elementary and secondary school in Rossland is unlikely. Seventy-two per cent indicated they were strongly supportive of K-12 at RSS, although the majority of these noted that they are strongly supportive if it is the only way to keep K-12 in the community. The Rossland Schools Survey also indicated that while Rossland residents are supportive of K-12 at RSS, the reconfiguration of Rossland schools will need to be done properly with appropriate separation of younger and older children, a play space for younger children and sufficient renovations to RSS to make it a safe and welcoming place for elementary students. If the board of education maintains an open stance about how education should be configured in Rossland, and undertakes community consultations as part of its deliberations, this could be an exciting time in Rossland as we move forward with considering how a K-12 school should look and operate, and RSS continues to move forward with its personalized learning initiatives. The continued involvement of the community will be necessary to develop and implement a vision of K-12 in Rossland and ensure that the Board has a clear understanding of the perspectives of Rossland residents. Watch for opportunities to get involved and make your views known this fall. In the meantime, the District Parent Advisory Committee is starting a 360 postcard campaign to the Ministry of Education to provide more funding to our School District and underscore the fact that our district receives lower funding per capita than many of the other districts in our region. For only $360 more in funding per student, which is still less than what neighbouring districts receive, School District No. 20 would not have had a budget shortfall this year. Postcards will be sent home in student agendas. Simply sign the postcard and mail it to the Ministry to advocate for more education funding in our district. An online version of the postcard is available at: http://360campaign.wordpress.com/about/

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Should My Driving Record be Available to the Public? Yesterday’s edition of the Victoria Times Colonist newspaper contained an article about Justice Minister Shirley Bond considering making the driving record of B.C. drivers public knowledge. The idea is that if conventional methods of convincing drivers to follow the driving rules are not successful, then it is time to find other solutions. This one would be aimed at embarrassing a non-compliant driver publicly.

It is definitely an interesting idea that would work if a person considered that a bad driving record would cause them loss of face. I know that I would feel that I had failed if I had a string of convictions out there for the world to see because driving responsibly is important to me. I would even pay to exchange a ticket for formal driving training if I made a mistake, but that’s a story that I’ve already told. Would this make a difference to the motorcycle rider in Saanich who rode through traffic at 299+ km/h and then posted his video recording of it on YouTube? Not likely. Sometimes the only way to prevent a driver like this from endangering us all is to put them in a cage. Even this doesn’t necessarily make a difference in attitude, it may only protect the public from the individual for a time. While we are thinking about this though, may I suggest that we also include National Safety Code records for commercial vehicle misbehaviour available to the public as well? It would be useful information to me when I was trying to decide which taxi company to take a ride with or who to haul my goods. If enough clients did this it could eliminate poor commercial vehicle driving practices and the businesses that allow them. The author is a retired constable with many years of traffic law enforcement experience. To comment or learn more, please visit www.drivesmartbc.ca.

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home garden For homeowners, spring cleaning is one of the annual rites of spring. The return of warmer weather presents the perfect opportunity for homeowners to open the windows, let some fresh air in and tidy up after a few months spent cooped up inside while the weather outside was frightful.

But now that spring has arrived, the time to clean up around the house has come. Homeowners about to start on their annual spring cleaning should consider the following before beginning.

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Get the right tools

The right tools won Section 0t necessarily be a hammer and nails, but cleaning products that can make spring cleaning more efficient. Rubber gloves, cleaning products (preferably natural products that are good for the environment) and enough garbage bags to discard a winter Section 0s worth of clutter should all be on hand before you begin cleaning. If they Section 0re not, you Section 0ll likely need to make a trip to the store while cleaning, which can be time-consuming and prolong the process.

Take some inventory

Many people have no problem buying new clothes, but they do find it hard to get rid of older items. Part of spring cleaning is tossing old items you no longer use, and that includes clothing. Clothing can take up a significant amount of space, so take some inventory on your wardrobe and decide which items you want to keep and which ones you can afford to discard or even donate.

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Address the windows

If the last several months have been espe-

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cially cold or snowy, then you might not have looked out the windows in quite some time. Unfortunately, those windows might have accumulated quite the amount of dirt and grime while you were huddled inside. When washing the windows, do so on a cloudy day, as the sun can actually cause streaking. In addition, be mindful of what you Section 0re using to wipe down the windows post-cleaning. Microfiber rags typically give windows a great shine without any streaking.

The blinds and drapes will also need to be addressed, as they have likely accumulated some dust over the last few months. Dust the valance and the frame, and wipe the blinds down with a damp cloth. You can also use your vacuum Section 0s upholstery and brush attachments to further clean blinds and drapes.

Tidy up the bed

You likely wash your bed linens regardless of the season. When spring cleaning, toss these linens into the washing machine and don Section 0t forget to wash the mattress pads and bed skirting as well. While those items are in the wash, flip all the mattresses in your household.

Don't forget the kitchen

The kitchen is not immune to clutter, and it Section 0s especially easy for items to overstay their welcome in the refrigerator and the kitchen cabinets. Look for old takeout containers in the refrigerator that have managed to stick around, and throw these out as well as any items that have passed their expiration dates. While items in the kitchen cabinets might not have an expiration date, it helps to remove them from the pantry and then dust and wipe down the shelves. When doing so, discard any items that no longer seem appetizing.

Beat the rugs

Area rugs have no doubt collected dirt and dust over the last several months. Though vacuuming these area rugs might be enough during the year, take advantage of the pleasant weather and take the rugs outside to beat them and rid them of dust and any other particles the vacuum might have missed over the last few months.

Empty and clean the bookshelves

Bookshelves are one the biggest collectors of dust in many homes. Open the windows in the home and then remove books from the shelves. Once the books have been removed, dust the shelves and wipe them down with a damp cloth. And don Section 0t forget to dust the books and reorganize titles before returning them to their newly cleaned shelves. Spring cleaning is something all homeowners must do to keep their homes healthy and clean. Spring cleaning is annual event at many households, and a few simple strategies can make it go much more smoothly.

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One of the best things about the dawn of spring and the return of warmer weather is the chance to get out of the house and get some fresh air. For homeowners, this is the perfect opportunity to assess any damage the previous months did to yards and develop a plan restore properties. Don t jump the gun. The first warm day of spring might seem like a great time get out in the yard and get your hands dirty. But it s best to wait until the grass has completely dried out before getting to work. Raking on wet grass increases the risk of tearing out grass, which can cause bald spots and the growth of weeds down the road. In addition, stepping on the grass while the ground is still wet can compact the soil, which can slow drainage and block the lawn s roots from breathing. Patience should prevail with regard to mowing the lawn as well. A lawn s roots will not start to grow until the average everyday temperature routinely reaches 40 F, so mowing too early is both unnecessary and potentially harmful to the lawn. When the temperatures regularly reach 50 F, then homeowners will likely start to see their lawns growing.

Remove debris that s piled up. Debris has a tendency to infest a yard over the course of the winter months. Fallen branches, stones and even trash can accumulate in a yard, putting those who spend time in the yard at risk of injury once the warm weather returns. For instance, bits of twigs and pebbles that are blown across the yard during a windy winter can be embedded in the yard, making

the yard less of a haven and more of a hazard. Once the grass is dry enough to walk on, walk around the property and remove any debris that s piled up over the last few months. Employ a pre-emergent weed killer. Homeowners who routinely spend their summers agonizing over weeds throughout the yard should consider applying a pre-emergent weed killer around the beginning of spring. It s important to do so around the end of March or early April, when the weeds have not yet had a chance to grow. When applying, follow the dosage instructions provided by the product s manufacturer. Such instructions often recommend a second application right before summer begins. Remove thatch. Once the grass has dried, you can begin to remove thatch that s built up over the winter. Thatch is potentially very harmful to soil, blocking sunlight, air and moisture the soil needs to ensure a lawn looks lush and healthy. Thatch removal does not necessarily need to be an annual task. If thatch buildup is insignificant, then it can be done every other year. Just use a dethatching rake to make the job much easier. Aerate, particularly if the yard is a heavy traffic area once the warm weather arrives. If your yard transforms into a child s wonderland upon the arrival of spring and summer, you might want to revive the soil by aerating. When the yard gets heavy usage, it s easy for soil to become compacted, which makes it hard for air and water to reach the lawn s roots. That can eventually make for a less-than-appealing lawn. So if your yard is the place to be come the warmer months, aerate in the spring to loosen the soil and make it easier for the lawn to withstand the months ahead. No matter how harsh the winter months might have been, spring is a great time for homeowners to restore the property around their homes.

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Tips p for a bear aware home & garden: •Store garbage in bear resistant bin •Manage compost so it doesn’t smell •Feed pets indoors •Plant native species that aren’t bears natural food •Protect your fruit & vegetable garden with electric fencing •Pick fruit as soon as it’s ripe •Clean bbq after use •Make bears feel uncomfortable in your yard with motion sensor lights, no dark corners with shrubbery to hide in, make noise to scare them off when they appear

Call the RAPP line to report bear sightings 1-877-952-7277 Visit www.bearaware.bc.ca for more info or contact Sharon at rosslandbearaware@ live.com

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spring

Thursday, May 3 , 2012 Rossland News

home garden For homeowners, spring cleaning is one of the annual rites of spring. The return of warmer weather presents the perfect opportunity for homeowners to open the windows, let some fresh air in and tidy up after a few months spent cooped up inside while the weather outside was frightful.

But now that spring has arrived, the time to clean up around the house has come. Homeowners about to start on their annual spring cleaning should consider the following before beginning.

L

GIFTS

& BREW SHOP

We make great winemakers!

Spring

Has Arrived For your Home & Garden

Get the right tools

The right tools won Section 0t necessarily be a hammer and nails, but cleaning products that can make spring cleaning more efficient. Rubber gloves, cleaning products (preferably natural products that are good for the environment) and enough garbage bags to discard a winter Section 0s worth of clutter should all be on hand before you begin cleaning. If they Section 0re not, you Section 0ll likely need to make a trip to the store while cleaning, which can be time-consuming and prolong the process.

Take some inventory

Many people have no problem buying new clothes, but they do find it hard to get rid of older items. Part of spring cleaning is tossing old items you no longer use, and that includes clothing. Clothing can take up a significant amount of space, so take some inventory on your wardrobe and decide which items you want to keep and which ones you can afford to discard or even donate.

2185 Columbia Ave. Rossland

Address the windows

If the last several months have been espe-

Columbia Valley Garden Centre

cially cold or snowy, then you might not have looked out the windows in quite some time. Unfortunately, those windows might have accumulated quite the amount of dirt and grime while you were huddled inside. When washing the windows, do so on a cloudy day, as the sun can actually cause streaking. In addition, be mindful of what you Section 0re using to wipe down the windows post-cleaning. Microfiber rags typically give windows a great shine without any streaking.

The blinds and drapes will also need to be addressed, as they have likely accumulated some dust over the last few months. Dust the valance and the frame, and wipe the blinds down with a damp cloth. You can also use your vacuum Section 0s upholstery and brush attachments to further clean blinds and drapes.

Tidy up the bed

You likely wash your bed linens regardless of the season. When spring cleaning, toss these linens into the washing machine and don Section 0t forget to wash the mattress pads and bed skirting as well. While those items are in the wash, flip all the mattresses in your household.

Don't forget the kitchen

The kitchen is not immune to clutter, and it Section 0s especially easy for items to overstay their welcome in the refrigerator and the kitchen cabinets. Look for old takeout containers in the refrigerator that have managed to stick around, and throw these out as well as any items that have passed their expiration dates. While items in the kitchen cabinets might not have an expiration date, it helps to remove them from the pantry and then dust and wipe down the shelves. When doing so, discard any items that no longer seem appetizing.

Beat the rugs

Area rugs have no doubt collected dirt and dust over the last several months. Though vacuuming these area rugs might be enough during the year, take advantage of the pleasant weather and take the rugs outside to beat them and rid them of dust and any other particles the vacuum might have missed over the last few months.

Empty and clean the bookshelves

Bookshelves are one the biggest collectors of dust in many homes. Open the windows in the home and then remove books from the shelves. Once the books have been removed, dust the shelves and wipe them down with a damp cloth. And don Section 0t forget to dust the books and reorganize titles before returning them to their newly cleaned shelves. Spring cleaning is something all homeowners must do to keep their homes healthy and clean. Spring cleaning is annual event at many households, and a few simple strategies can make it go much more smoothly.

SPRING at Rossland Hardware

250-368-8191 cvgltd@telus.net Old Waneta Road

Check Out Our • Garden Seeds • Cattle Manure • Grass Seed • Sheep Manure • Peat Moss • Patio Mix • Top Soil

• “Urban Hippy Grow-Op” • Patio Sets • Bistro Sets

One of the best things about the dawn of spring and the return of warmer weather is the chance to get out of the house and get some fresh air. For homeowners, this is the perfect opportunity to assess any damage the previous months did to yards and develop a plan restore properties. Don t jump the gun. The first warm day of spring might seem like a great time get out in the yard and get your hands dirty. But it s best to wait until the grass has completely dried out before getting to work. Raking on wet grass increases the risk of tearing out grass, which can cause bald spots and the growth of weeds down the road. In addition, stepping on the grass while the ground is still wet can compact the soil, which can slow drainage and block the lawn s roots from breathing. Patience should prevail with regard to mowing the lawn as well. A lawn s roots will not start to grow until the average everyday temperature routinely reaches 40 F, so mowing too early is both unnecessary and potentially harmful to the lawn. When the temperatures regularly reach 50 F, then homeowners will likely start to see their lawns growing.

Remove debris that s piled up. Debris has a tendency to infest a yard over the course of the winter months. Fallen branches, stones and even trash can accumulate in a yard, putting those who spend time in the yard at risk of injury once the warm weather returns. For instance, bits of twigs and pebbles that are blown across the yard during a windy winter can be embedded in the yard, making

the yard less of a haven and more of a hazard. Once the grass is dry enough to walk on, walk around the property and remove any debris that s piled up over the last few months. Employ a pre-emergent weed killer. Homeowners who routinely spend their summers agonizing over weeds throughout the yard should consider applying a pre-emergent weed killer around the beginning of spring. It s important to do so around the end of March or early April, when the weeds have not yet had a chance to grow. When applying, follow the dosage instructions provided by the product s manufacturer. Such instructions often recommend a second application right before summer begins. Remove thatch. Once the grass has dried, you can begin to remove thatch that s built up over the winter. Thatch is potentially very harmful to soil, blocking sunlight, air and moisture the soil needs to ensure a lawn looks lush and healthy. Thatch removal does not necessarily need to be an annual task. If thatch buildup is insignificant, then it can be done every other year. Just use a dethatching rake to make the job much easier. Aerate, particularly if the yard is a heavy traffic area once the warm weather arrives. If your yard transforms into a child s wonderland upon the arrival of spring and summer, you might want to revive the soil by aerating. When the yard gets heavy usage, it s easy for soil to become compacted, which makes it hard for air and water to reach the lawn s roots. That can eventually make for a less-than-appealing lawn. So if your yard is the place to be come the warmer months, aerate in the spring to loosen the soil and make it easier for the lawn to withstand the months ahead. No matter how harsh the winter months might have been, spring is a great time for homeowners to restore the property around their homes.

Mon-Sat 8-5:30 • Sunday 11-4 Hardware 1990 Columbia Avenue. Rossland

Tips p for a bear aware home & garden: •Store garbage in bear resistant bin •Manage compost so it doesn’t smell •Feed pets indoors •Plant native species that aren’t bears natural food •Protect your fruit & vegetable garden with electric fencing •Pick fruit as soon as it’s ripe •Clean bbq after use •Make bears feel uncomfortable in your yard with motion sensor lights, no dark corners with shrubbery to hide in, make noise to scare them off when they appear

Call the RAPP line to report bear sightings 1-877-952-7277 Visit www.bearaware.bc.ca for more info or contact Sharon at rosslandbearaware@ live.com

Voted #1 Platinum Excavating Contractor by Kootenay Business Magazine - 2011

Landscape design and construction, • Chat Sets • Lawn Mowers • Wheel barrows

spring sp

Yard and garden cleanup

Come C ome & s see ee our new look! Furniture, rugs & great garden gift ideas. Trail store expansion & 3 locations to serve you. New varieties of compact shrubs for small spaces.

home o garden 2

Restoring your property after a long winter

g h

House and home spring cleaning CY EG A

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CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF ROSSLAND 2012 PARCEL TAX ROLL The 2012 Water and Sewer Parcel Tax Roll and the Red Mountain Specified Area and Ophir Reservoir Local Area Service Parcel Tax Rolls are available for public inspection at the Rossland City Office, 1899 Columbia Avenue, during regular office hours, Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. A person may make a complaint to the Roll only in relation to the person’s own property and on one or more of the following grounds: (a) there is an error or omission respecting a name or address on the parcel tax roll; (b) there is an error or omission respecting the inclusion of a parcel; (c) there is an error or omission respecting the taxable area or the taxable frontage of a parcel; (d) an exemption has been improperly allowed or disallowed. If you or your agent wish to file a complaint, the written notice of complaint must be delivered to the Rossland City Office, to the attention of the Collector, not later than 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, May 9th, 2012. Debra Timm Manager of Finance/Collector April 26, 2012

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Rick Hansen Relay inspires in Rossland ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Reporter

Last week the Rick Hansen Relay came through Rossland, recognizing the difference-makers in the community. The relay marked the 25th anniversary of Hansen’s original Man in Motion tour, in which he went around the world in his wheelchair. Last Wednesday was marked by the arrival of the Man in Motion tour in Rossland and the End of Day ceremony. This saw Rossland Olympic sit-skier Kimberly Joines finish off day 247 bearing the medal and receiving the difference maker medal for Rossland. The next day the relay launched again from MacLean Elementary. Darcy O’Hearn, who was one of those chosen to carry the medal 250 metres through Rossland, said that the opportunity meant the world to her. O’Hearn suffered a spinal cord injury when she was 24 and said that she really admires Hansen. She suffered a spinal cord injury to the neck while training in Chile with the American whitewater kayak team. “I broke it in two locations, but I was able to walk again,” she said. “I could be in a wheelchair right now, but through Rick I was able to heal, and now I can kind of make a difference and continue to try to make a difference volunteering for our community.” O’Hearn said that after her accident she had to learn to walk and brush her teeth again. She said that Hansen was an inspiration to her along the way and she even bungee jumped like he once did. “He signed my guest book when I cycled across Canada,” she said. “I so badly wanted to get a medal for Canada (at the Olympics) and

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Jill O’Hearn passes the Rick Hansen Relay medal to her mom, Darcy last Thursday as the relay set off to Grand Forks. Arne Petryshen photo I never got to and of course I never did achieve that dream. For me this is my gold medal, it just means the world. I kind of accomplished my dream after 1997.” After her accident the doctors in Chile were able to perform surgery and she could walk again. When she arrived back in Canada she cycled across Canada, visiting children in hospitals along the way to inspire them. The Rick Hansen Relay arrives in Penticton today and finally in Vancouver on May 22, or day 273 of the relay. To follow the relay, go to www.rickhansenrelay.com

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All the Way Home Chaplaincy Society Back Country Horsemen Society of BC BC Amateur Softball Beaver Valley Blooming Society Beaver Valley Lions Park Society Beaver Valley Manor Society Beaver Valley May Days Society/Ad Hoc Committee Beaver Valley May Days Society Beaver Valley Nursery School Society Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club Society Canadian Red Cross Society Career Development Services Casino Recreation Society Columbia Phoenix Players Friends of the Rossland Range Society Genelle Recreation Society Greater Trail Community Justice Program Society Greater Trail Community Skills Centre Greater Trail Activities Centre for the Visual Arts/Visac Gallery Health Arts Society Horse Association of Central Kootenay Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital & Health Foundation Society Kootenay Cinch & Saddle 4-H Club Kootenay Columbia Educational Heritage Society Kootenay Columbia Trails Society Kootenay Columbia Trails Society Rossland Council for Arts and Culture/Kootenay Dance Works Kootenay Food Strategy Society Lower Columbia Community Development Team Red Mountain Racers Society Rossland & District Search & Rescue Society Rossland Chamber of Commerce Rossland Council for Arts and Culture Rossland Fall Fair Core Group Rossland Gold Fever Follies Rossland Historical Museum & Archives Rossland Public Library Rouge Centre for the Arts Royal Canadian Legion Branch #14 B.C. Senior Citizen Association Branch 47 S.P.C.A. - BC - Trail Branch Scouts Canada - Camp Tweedsmuir Societa Christorforo Colombo South Columbia Search & Rescue Society St. Andrew's Anglican Church St. John's Amublance/BC & Yukon The Columbia Youth Development Centre Tourism Rossland Society Trail & District Community Arts Council Trail Curling Association Trail Curling Association/Trail Junior Curling Club Trail Family & Individual Resource Centre Society Trail Gymnastics Club Society Trail Italico Recreation Society Trail Pipe Band Trail Skating Club Society Trail United Church/Tuesday Morning Quilters Trail Youth Baseball Association Webster School Parent Advisory Council Webster School Parent Advisory Council West Kootenay Archers Society West Kootenay Brain Injury Society West Kootenay Women's Association

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It was a special night Tuesday as the RSS drama club put on what will likely be their last performance of their award winning ensemble play Families. The play, which was originally to be showm at the provincial drama fest at the Coast this month, was a work put together over the past few months. Everyone involved played a part in the writing and acting of it. However, due in part to the teacher action, extracurricular activities were called off, with drama and sports being the main casualties. Drama teacher Lisa Henderson said that it was disappointing to her students that they wouldn’t get to act in front of the provincial audience. “For some they’ll never get another chance to be onstage,” Henderson said, adding that their class is a class and not an extra-curriclular. Families was originally written as a collaboration by Henderson and the RSS senior acting class three years ago. It was further adapted by this years students, which included grade 8 to 12. The play was a part of “An evening of very fine arts,” and the second night of performances by the RSS students for the hometown audience. It included an assortment of other acts as well. The night began with Matt Burrus, Diego Molero and Nick Underwood jamming away on bass, guitar and drums in their band Great Glass Elevator. That was followed by a showing of Liam Barnes and Justin Zimmer’s local parkour video Surge Freerun: Year One. Dancers from Kootenay Danceworks

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Sunshine - To the city workers that come around and collect the yard waste this spring- thank you. Sunshine - To my neighbor that found my dog and brought him home after his leash broke - Many thanks that he was spotted by a familar face and safe.

Rossland Secondary’s drama class put on their self produced ensemble play for what may be the final show, since they won’t be going to the provincial drama festival. The play was a part of “An evening of fine arts” at the high school Tuesday night. Arne Petryshen photos

showed exquisite skills in contemporary, lyrical jazz and classical ballet. Thirteen year old Rachel Aiken played a whimsical “Orpheus and the Dance of the

Blessed Spirit” prior to the intermission that made way for the finale: the Families play. The night was a showcase of the many talented students in Rossland.

Local author reading new novel Saturday

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Rossland author Yolanda Ridge will be releasing her new novel this weekend. Ridge will be at Cafe Books West Saturday from 1 - 2 p.m. to read from the novel Road

Block, the sequel to her first book Trouble in the Trees, the first of the Orca Young Readers series. The books are aimed at readers 8 - 11 years old and cover themes like courage, activism and leadership. The book cantres around a young girl named Bree who goes to spend the summer

Box social at the legion Friday

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The Rossland Legion will be having a special fundraiser Friday in order to help raise funds to update the outside of the legion hall, including adding windows for light and fixing up the entrance way. The fundraiser will include a mem-

bership drive, box social, silent auction, as well as entertainment all night. For the box social, guys or girls can pack up a box lunch for two. The lunch is then auctioned off, with the winning bidder getting to eat the lunch with the person who made it. The event is Friday May 4, starting at For mose info call Trinda at 250-3625112.

at her grandma’s farm in Ontario. The only problem is the farm will soon be bulldozed to make way for a superhighway The books are on sale at Cafe Books West in Rossland and free juice and cupcakes will be served at the book launch and reading. The event is Saturday from 1 - 2 p.m. at Cafe Books West. For info call 362-5333.

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