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Last Rouge concert of the season

The Couloir Duo played the last show of the Rouge Music season at the Rouge Gallery Monday night. Ariel Barnes on cello and Heidi Krutzen on harp, played some rhythmic collaborative pieces by Canadian composers. The unique paring of the instrument and the amazing acoustics of the gallery made the last Rouge concert of the season a memorable one. Arne Petryshen photo

Crime rates in Rossland remain constant ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

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The RCMP released the crime stats for Rossland recently and they show that there have been a few areas where crime rates have gone up. The stats are taken from the July to December of 2011 and are compared in the document

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to those of the same time in 2010. As well as throughout the year. The frequency of theft, mischief and possession of stolen items decreased slightly in the second half of 2011 with 24 occurrences, down from 26 the year before. The total for the year was also down, at 43, from 50 the year before. Drug offences jumped to

eight in 2011, from four in 2010. There was one theft of a motor vehicle in 2011, and two in 2010. There were 10 break and enters in 2011, those were devised between the first and second half of year. This followed five the year before. There were four sexual assaults in 2011, all in the latter

half of the year. There were none reported in 2010. There were 10 occurrences of assault in 2011, up from eight in 2010. There were no murders or attempted break and enters in either years. Coun. Jody Blomme said the stats are so low it was difficult to talk about trends, though she was curious about the in-

stances. “How do we find out if anybody was charged? Were the bad guys caught?� Blomme asked. “Or are these sort of open ended and we don’t know if the perpetrator is still out there? And could be potentially at risk of doing it again. How do we find out that informaSee City on P. 3

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#*,&."*/5&/"/$&$-"44&4at Revolution Cycle in Rossland. Women’s bike maintenance Wednesday May 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 8&45 ,005&/": 30--&3 %&3#: -&"(6& in Rossland May 30 at the Rossland arena

starting at 6 p.m. Gnarlie’s Angels will be taking on Bad News Betties. Tickets are $5 at the door.

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of fun and everyone leaves dancing! You can see more information ,demos etc at

3044-"/%53"*-4%": Eighth annual Rossland Trails Day. June 2 from 9 a.m. to 2

p.m. Spend the day in the woods, building trails, followed by potluck, beer and prizes. Contact Patrick Kinghorn at

3044-"/% 4&$0/%"3: (3"% 1"3"%& is June 8, at 3 p.m. The route follows Second

Avenue from Maclean to the arena Contact Laura Mackay at 250-362-7227 for more information. '00513*/54 %"/$& Kootenay Danceworks dancers will be performing at the

Charles Bailey Theatre Saturday May 19 at 6:30 p.m. Contact: Kootenay DanceWorks Website: Tickets are $12. (0-''6/%3"*4&3 The Rotary Interact Club of Rossland is hosting a Golf Fundrais-

ing event at Redstone Golf Resort and invite you to gather your friends and family to come and join in. Tee time between 3pm and 5pm on Friday, May 18. Redstone Golf Resort 250-362-9141.

3&-":'03-*'& is Saturday May 26, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Haley Park in Rossland. Join

in the 12 hours of non-stop entertainment and activities. Contact Suzanne Belanger at 250-362-7422 or go to for more info.

#055-&%3*7& Save your bottles, cans and juice boxes, the Gold Fever Follies will be

doing curbside pick up, or drop off your refundable recyclables at the empty lot across from the Prestige. June 9, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.Lisa

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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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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 Adults $3, students free. Treats available. Doors open at 6:30p.m.. Next show is May 20. "35&9)*#*5"/%4"-& of Catherine Wetmore. Over 100 paintings 75 per cent off. One

day only at St. Andrew’s Church, 1347 Pine Ave. Trail. A unique event and a rare opportunity for collectors of original art.

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

.05)&3(004& Rhymes, songs, finger plays and stories, 9:30-10:30 am, Thursdays at

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

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10:45 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

Library. Come be part of the process.

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

*/%00340$$&3 Wednesdays at RSS gym. starts at 7 p.m. $2 drop-in or $5 for the

season. Wear indoor shoes.

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. :$%$ :065) /*()54 Free drop-in, 1504 Cedar Ave, Trail. Call 364-3322 or contact Art Night: Tue. 7pm; Movie Night: Wed. 6-8pm. 30:"-$"/"%*"/-&(*0/#33044-"/% General Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on

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

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

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

$*5:$06/$*- Next regular meeting is Monday, May 28, starting at 7 p.m.

(&/&"-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.

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

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Columbia Avenue construction starts week two This is the second installment of a weekly update column courtesy of Coun. Jody Blomme, a member of the city’s Columbia Task Force. Construction has started with a bang as Copcan crews jump right in to milling out the concrete of Columbia Avenue. The grinding on the north side of Columbia is complete as of Monday, and the dig starting today (May 15) at St. Paul and Columbia will be a major part of the project: due to the depth of the sewer a very large hole is required to install a new manhole. This should take four days, and there will be no traffic up or down St. Paul for the four days. The sidewalk cutting along the white line will continue, and will occur outside of business hours whenever possible. Signs directing people to alternative parking will be up shortly. The parking will be restored on the north side of Columbia from Queen to Washington today. The parking lot behind Rossland Pro Hardware should be completed Thursday. The upper end of Queen is now available for angle parking. The City of Rossland is currently making arrangements to increase the parking available in Sourdough Alley. Renee Clark of the Rossland Chamber of Commerce has had large banners made up, advertising that Rossland remains “open for business” during the construction. She will order a total of nine banners to post on fencing along the work fence. Please note that the water used to help in dust control is not taken from the city’s drinking water supply. Dave Swift of ISL Engineering will continue meeting with businesses to keep them fully informed. His phone number is 250-512-1641. For any questions or concerns, please email the Columbia Project Communications Task Force at

Copcan crews work to mill the concrete, which will then be recycled for new use. Rossland is now in week two of the Columbia-Washington infrastructure project, which the city estimates will cost $4.7 million. Arne Petryshen photo

Council impressed by survey

Neighbourhood of Learning survey concise and detailed ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

The Neighbourhood of Learning completed a survey on the topic of Rossland schools and received back over 500 responses, which the city discussed at last week’s city council meeting. Council members were impressed by the survey. Coun. Jill Spearn said the survey was done professionally by Jennifer Ellis, NOL co-ordinator. “It really did prove some things,” Spearn said. “Rosslanders are feeling very strongly at this time.” Spearn alluded to an earlier survey which found results consistent with this one. “That 85 per cent of Rosslanders want k-12 in Rossland,” she went on. “If you read the chart it went down from there. Our next best scenario would be k-10 or k-9, and then K-7 at MacLean.” She said that the response from the 518 people that responded was consistent as well: That Rossland feels strongly that for the sustainability of our community it needs K-12, though she said there were

some who weren’t in favour of that. Spearn also applauded the support from other organizations in the community. “The chamber of commerce clearly came out with a very strong stance in their strategic plan to support k-12 in Rossland,” she said. “That’s another really interesting aspect of the survey that we need to note: The impact of closing the school economically, how having the kids in our community is nothing but positive for our community, for our businesses, for the kids themselves, for all sorts of healthy reasons.” Spearn said the school budget that just recently was passed by the school district, was helped along by the fact that the board separated the budget from school closures. “It says in (the Trail Times) how quietly it went through, while the reason it went so quietly, as you might have noticed, is that they separated the school closures and the facilities part of the budget right out of the motion, so the budget’s gone through with all of the cost savings that the school boards come up with $1.4 million,” she explained. “But the actual closure of schools including our schools in

Rossland is a separate motion still to be debated, and they’re not going to make the decision, or they don’t have to make a decision according to the way the procedures are going.” That process won’t be until some time in December. The future of what education will look like is still not known in Rossland, but Spearn said that’s not such a bad thing, as it gives the community another year to plan. “We have more time to plan for that. More time for reins and we have more time to prepare kids and families and teachers and everybody who’s involved.” As well as businesses. Spearn thanked the chamber for making it a priority in their plan, since it echoes the city’s own priorities for the school and the community. Coun. Kathy Wallace weighed in. “I just want to send out compliments to all the individuals involved with the NOL,” Wallace said. “I think you’re doing excellent work. I read through the presentation that was made to the board.” Wallace called the presentation practical, and created with a common sense approach with good numbers to back it.

City looks at crime rates continued from P. 1 -tion and is there anything we can do with that information to spread the word?” CAO Victor Kumar responded that only issues that have gone through the courts are public information. “If it’s not then it’s probably not released from the RCMP,” Kumar said. “So apart from researching every individual, there’s no way of just finding out,” Blomme said. Kumar said that Staff Sgt. Hawton can probably give council a more detailed analysis, but it would have to be a meeting closed to the public. Blomme said that it may be interesting to find out that information. She said that the situation could be open for the city to have a bit of responsibility on the crime front. “We could take responsibility of something if we really fully understood the situation,” Blomme said. “Whether it’s awareness, a few lines in the newsletter even, if there is some sort of awareness we should be spreading through council.” Mayor Greg Granstrom said that they would “shoot for next council” to have the meeting.


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Historical ties to Rossland North Shore resident Ron Welwood received the Anne and Philip Yandle Award this month from the BC Historical Federation for the best article in BC History magazine in 2011. Welwood’s story, “Pat is Pat and That is That” profiled Rev. Thomas Patrick Freney, who worked in Rossland, Trail, and Cranbrook. Freney was a prolific freelance writer who contributed to many publications. His best-known work was “The Flying Steamshovel,” which detailed a homemade helicopter said to have flown in Rossland in 1902. It’s the second time Welwood has received the award. He was previously honoured in 2003 for his article “Baillie-Grohman’s Diversion. What’s more, his wife Frances was the award’s recipient last year, for her biography of Vancouver Province journalist Lukin Johnston, who interviewed Adolph Hitler in 1933 — and then vanished. Welwood is seen here receiving the award at the federation’s annual conference in Campbell River from president Barb Hynek. All the award-winning stories mentioned above can be found on-line at

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Granstrom meeting with mayors from across B.C. ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

Rossland mayor Greg Granstrom is in Penticton today for the second day of a three day meeting with mayors from all over the province. The B.C. Mayors’ Caucus is an event for mayors to talk about the challenges and opportunities that mayors face in communities all over the province. Granstrom explained the meeting briefly to council last week. “It’s basically a session to discuss common problems,” he said. More than 80 mayors will join Granstrom at the event. The goals of the caucus include sharing information on common issues facing municipalities in British Columbia. The mayors will also try to forge policy agreements to bring forward to the federal and provincial governments, explore means of mutual support in the delivery of municipal services, seek economic benefits through shared resources and pursue joint economic development. The main topics on the agenda in-

Rossland mayor Greg Granstrom clude: A New Deal for BC Communities, Building BC’s Economy and Moving Forward. The BC Mayors’ Caucus is structured after successful models across North America and Europe including the Alberta Mayors’ Caucus, the Big Cities Mayors’ Caucus (Canada), Atlantic Mayors’ Congress (Canada), Metropolitan Mayors’ Caucus (United States) and the Summit of Mayors (EU). The members of the BC Mayors’ Steering Committee are: Mayor Dean Fortin of Victoria - Vancouver Island; Mayor Dan Ashton of Penticton –

Thompson/Okanagan region; Mayor Shari Green of Prince George – Cariboo region; Mayor Jack Mussallem of Prince Rupert – North Coast region; Mayor Wayne Stetski of Cranbrook – Kootenay region; Mayor Lori Ackerman of Fort St. John – Northeast region; Mayor Taylor Bachrach of Smithers – Nechako region; Mayor Dianne Watts of Surrey – Fraser Valley region; Mayor Greg Moore of Port Coquitlam – Lower Mainland region. The caucus runs from May 16 to 18, and this is the first time the caucus has been called.

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Janet Marshall prepares tea during Saturday’s Spring Tea at St. Andrew’s United Church. Arne Petryshen photo

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ARE MENTAL HEALTH OR SUBSTANCE USE ISSUES A CONCERN FOR YOU OR YOUR FAMILY? The Mental Health & Substance Use Consumer, Family and Peer Support Program, on behalf of Interior Health Authority, is looking for citizens to participate in local Mental Health and Substance Use Advisory Councils. The Councils represent the interests of mental health and substance use service consumers and their families. Working in collaboration with the health system, Council members promote an equitable, accountable, effective and efďŹ cient system of mental health and substance use care and mental health wellness. Interested applicants can contact the Consumer, Family and Peer Support Program Coordinator at 1-877-364-2326 ext 242. OR Contact local Mental Health and Substance Use ofďŹ ce directly: Arrow & Slocan Lakes: (250) 265-5253 Boundary: (250) 442-0330 Castlegar: (250) 304-1846 Nelson: (250) 505-7248 Trail: (250) 364-6262 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS THURSDAY, MAY, 31, 2012 The Mental Health & Substance Use Consumer, Family and Peer Support Program Funded by Interior Health Authority Kootenay Boundary Health Service Area Mental Health and Addictions Services

The regional district showed some of its new equipment last week, including two new sprinkler protection trailers. Dan Derby explained some of the functions of the new equipment to RDKB directors and others in the crowd.

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Protect your pets and yourself this summer STAFF WRITER Rossland News

For many, the long weekend is a time to get set up for the upcoming summer with some spring cleaning. While dusting off the shingles or cleaning out the attic, there is a potential to run into bats. Interior Health (IHA) is warning people to take precautions as many bats carry rabies. IHA said that cleaning around the house or the cabin are places that could result in contact with bats, which are the primary carrier of the rabies virus in B.C. The bats can potentially get into poorly sealed cabins and homes, or roost in attic spaces. IHA estimates between four and eight per cent of bats that are tested after coming into contact with people carry the rabies virus. “If you come into contact with live or dead bats it is very important to avoid touching them,� Jennifer Jeyes, communicable disease specialist with Interior Health, said. “Parents should remind their children not to play with or touch bats.� Last year, 24 people in the region were treated for potential exposure to rabies. Treatment, involving a two week long period of vaccinations, is most effective when administered as soon as possible after exposure. Without treatment to prevent its onset, rabies is almost always fatal. Interior Health advises that all contact with bats should be taken seriously. Jeyes said that anyone who’s handled a bat should contact their public health unit or their physician right away. �Bats have tiny sharp teeth and claws their scratches or bites are not always visible and in some cases it can take weeks or even months for symptoms to appear,� she said. “Early treatment is essential to prevent the disease from progressing - it’s very important to get checked out as soon as possible.� Interior Health offers these tips to protect yourself; Do not touch live or dead bats.


Make your home or cabin “bat proof �. Keep doors and windows closed, make sure window screens don’t have any holes and keep the attic area free of bats by keeping all vents properly screened and by closing off other openings. If you do find a live bat in a room of your home, open the window and close interior doors until the bat leaves. Seek professional bat-control advice (from a pest control or wildlife specialist) if your work place or home is inhabited by bats. Avoid locations or activities where bats are likely to be found (e.g. caves). If you have a pet dog, cat or ferret, make sure they are vaccinated regularly against rabies. Pets that were born and raised in B.C. pose a very low risk of transmitting rabies to humans; however, vaccinating your pets will protect them from rabies. If you have been bitten or scratched: Thoroughly wash the wounds with soap and water. Contact your local Public Health Unit or family doctor immediately. Call a wildlife or pest control company to capture the bat. If trying to capture the bat yourself avoid contact by wearing leather gloves, a hat, long sleeves and pants. Safely contain the bat in a secure covered container to prevent others from being exposed. Keep the bat in a safe location until Public Health can arrange to pick it up and test it for rabies. If you’re traveling abroad, IHA advises to be aware of the risk of rabies in the country you are visiting. If you were bitten by an animal and started on the rabies vaccine, keep all documentation you were provided. It will need to be reviewed by Public Health when you return home. Note the type of clinic or hospital you visited. This information will be used by Public Health to determine if you received the same standard of protection that you would have received at home. Rabies is a deadly viral infection that spreads mainly through animals. FACILITATING AND ADVOCATING WITH INTEGRITY AND RESPECT

Pet et Of Of The The W Week ee k Star is a sweet short haired Snowshoe/ Siamese cross with beautiful blue eyes. She is around the agee of 15 years and is a spayed female. Star came to the shelter as an owner surrender when her original owner couldn’t afford her vet costs. After taking her to the vet ourselves, we foundd that Star is your typical geriatric cat. She is missingg some teeth, and has lost some of her fat layer, which makes her skinnier than a younger cat. Her kidneys were checked, and found to still be working but the vet recommended a low protein diet to ensure her kidneys continue to function normally. Please come to the Trail Regional BCSPCA and meet this great girl. You can also contact the shelter for more information at 250-368-5910 or


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Thursday, May 17, 2012 Rossland News Publisher: Barbara Blatchford Editor: Arne Petryshen Sales: Monika Smutny 2114 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250-362-2183

Take care over the May long weekend For most people May long is the weekend that brings on the start of summer. It’s time for activities like swimming, hiking and biking, and of course heading out into the woods for a camping trip. But May long is also a dangerous time to be on the roads, as most people are also in a rush to enjoy their weekend. There is also a large influx of tourists who come to our beautiful area, which puts pressure on the already busy summer highways. As with any time you rush the chances of making a mistake are greater, added on to the busier roadways, this can lead to tragic accidents. So this May long weekend, take the extra time to get where you’re going, because if you wind up in the ditch, it probably won’t end up being worthwhile. According to the RCMP, 35 people have lost their lives in roadway fatalities so far in 2012. That number is up 60 per cent from last year, said police. Of those, 10 were motorcyclists, pedestrians or cyclists. It’s important to watch out for these road users as well, and not only automobiles. Speed and drinking, as well as cell phone use were found to be factors in the other deaths. Hopefully, this May long weekend will be one that doesn’t add to these numbers and can be enjoyed by everyone.

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Pool looking for lifeguards The Rossland Pool is actively looking for qualified guards and instructors for this summer! We are short several qualified staff and as a result may have to restructure the times and days that the pool is open. If you know of anyone who is currently certified to guard or instruct, please encourage them to contact the recreation department as quickly as possible. For the teenagers in our community, please consider taking your Advanced Aquatic Courses, in order to obtain employment in a challenging and rewarding field. Aquatics is a great way to work part time while you’re in High School and can help offset the cost of college or university. There is an increasing shortage in our area, of qualified staff to operate our local, outdoor pools. If you’re thinking about your future employment options – get certified as quickly as possible. We need you! In order to be fully employable, you’ll need the following courses; Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, NLS, AWSI and WSI. These certifications are the bare minimum required, for the Rossland Pool. RSS is celebrating its 60th birthday on Friday, June 1 from noon to 2:30 p.m. with an open house. Everyone is invited to come and celebrate, walk the halls, look at the graduating class pictures from years ago and enjoy a piece of cake. For more info, contact RSS, at 362-7388. Another great Joe Hill Coffeehouse show is coming up on Sunday, May 20. As always, some of the best entertainment available in the Kootenays will be presented starting at 7 p.m. in the Rossland Miners’ Hall. Admission is $3 for adults and students and children are free. Treats will be supplied by the RSS Drama Club. The Christina Lake Triathlon is coming up and registration information is available online, (gfplay@rdkb. com) or in the recreation department. The triathlon is on Sunday, June 24 and is very popular! Register early to avoid disappointment! Registration deadline is June 17 with early bird registration until May 31. The Rossland Pool is scheduling several new opportunities in June – a Stroke Correction class, Adult Lessons and the Bronze Medallion will all be offered in June. If you’ve struggled with swimming in the past, or have genuine fears, the adult lessons would be a great way to start the summer swimming season. If you’re interested in pursuing lifeguarding, the Bronze Medallion is the first certification course you’ll need to pass. For more information about lifeguarding requirements, please contact the recreation department. 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! Drop In 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 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. 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 or 250-362-2327. 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 250-3622327 or by email, at

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JENNIFER ELLIS Neighbourhood of learning

Check out the following important events and reminders with respect to Rossland Schools. There will be a Community Directed Youth Funds Workshop at RSS on Wednesday, May 30th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Community Directed Youth Funds is a Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) grant totaling $100,000 per community over four years to support initiatives for youth age 12 to 19. Rossland was a successful applicant in the first round of funding and must now determine how its funding will be utilized through a CBT facilitated workshop attended by youth and community stakeholders. If you or a youth you know is interested in participating in the workshop, please contact Jennifer Ellis at RSS is turning 60 this year and it is throwing a party. RSS grads of all ages are invited to come and help celebrate on Friday, June 1st at an RSS open house from 12:00 to 2:30 pm. There will be cake and the opportunity to tour the halls of the school you once attended. The first grads exited the doors of RSS in 1952 and it has been a centre of Rossland life and culture ever since. Please come and show your support for this important Rossland institution. On April 16, 2012, Linda Schulze of the Neighbourhood of Learning Committee provided a presentation on Rossland’s Best Solution to the Board of Education of School District No. 20. The presentation addressed options for Rossland school configurations based on key facts associated with school sizes, enrollment increases, and costs per FTE. It also reviewed some of the costs of closing Rossland Secondary School (RSS), programming at RSS and the benefits of choice in high schools within the district and emphasized that K-7 simply will not

fit at MacLean Elementary. Check out the Prezi provided to the School Board: Just a reminder that 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 student than many of the other districts in our region. For only $360 more in funding per student, which would still amount to less than what neighbouring districts receive, School District No. 20 would not have had a budget shortfall this year. Postcards will be sent home with students in the next few weeks. Sign the postcard and either mail it to the Ministry to advocate for more education funding in our district, or drop it in the drop box at the schools to be mailed to the Ministry as part of a larger package. An on-line version of the postcard is available at: about/ Thank you to all Rossland households that participated in the Rossland Schools Survey. Congratulations to Sheila Vockeroth, the winner of the survey draw prize. Many of the key survey findings have been provided in previous Rossland News columns and the most recent Rossland Schools Notebook. The full results are now available online on the Visions for a Small School website at: In total, 518 households participated in the Rossland Schools Survey, including 468 Rossland households. Overwhelmingly, Rossland households stated that maintaining K-12 education in Rossland was very important to them and that K-12 at RSS was their preferred configuration choice, presuming that maintaining both MacLean Elementary and Rossland Secondary School is not possible.

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Rossland: Ballet capital of British Columbia? Rossland, BC, known as the Mountain Bike Capital of Canada, Nancy Greene’s Hometown, The Golden City, Home of the Red Mountain Racers. I’m sure there are more…but here’s a new one: Rossland -Ballet Capital of BC. You may not be aware that we have an amazing ballet teacher here in Rossland in Renee Salsiccioli of Kootenay Danceworks. After five years of teaching here, we are starting to see the full benefits of her work in Rossland. Renee has a very high percentage of her students being accepted into professional schools, like the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB), Alberta Ballet, Toronto Dance Theatre and the National Ballet of Canada. Acceptance is by audition and it is very tough. With so many students coming up through the ranks, I wonder if her success has made some think that this is somehow easily done. It’s not. There are students from much larger centres and from much larger studios that are vying for spots at these institutions. So how does a city with 3,500 residents manage to send several students to a highly sought after ballet school in a very competitive program?

I have to admit this need to educate people came about after seeing our four Provincial Festival of the Arts candidates and students going to professional schools, sidelined to the upper corner at the back of the paper above a huge car ad in this weeks’ Rossland News. To add insult to injury, the photo was cropped so that the feet were cut off. Comparing dance to say, skiing, soccer or hockey, ask yourself where the photo might be if a Rossland student was accepted to the National Ski Team, or say, the NHL. The fact that we have so many dancers going is a result of talent, very hard work, but most importantly, excellent instruction. One integral aspect of Ballet is that the dancers are trained to dance without showing the effort in their body; in other words, they make it appear effortless. Well, on the contrary, it requires a lot of agility, not to mention core strength and determination. The students who have been selected to represent Rossland at the Provincial Festival of the Arts, or accepted to train at an elite level deserve our support. While we’re at it, let’s celebrate our new status as the Ballet Capital of B.C. Michele Skuce, Rossland

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The Pulsar Mutt Strut took place in Birchbank park Sunday and dogs from all over the area came to show off their shiny coats and tails. There were 46 entrants this year in categories that ranged from cutest puppy to best of show. Organizer Ida Koric, from Heart Dog Rescue, said there were even more dogs there, when you count the 8-10 dogs that came out just to socialize and enjoy the show. The event is a fundraiser for the Rossland based dog rescue service, which helps find new owners for mistreated or abandoned northern dogs. Koric said they raised over $700,

a step over last year’s $600. “We’re very happy with the outcome,” she said. Last year the event was held in Rossland, but was in a more central location this year. Koric said they moved the show for two reasons: “Last year in early May our Rossland venue was still snowed under, and we wanted to make it more central so that those from Nelson and Castlegar would feel more welcome,” she said. “We loved the venue, it couldn’t have been better, but we definitely lost some numbers to Mother’s Day, Silver City rides and the Relay for Life.” She said next year the event will be May 4. Up for adoption on Sunday was Breyer. They also just got two more dogs in yesterday and all three can



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Anna Cooper, Sally Turnbull, Jill Amantea and Ali Moroney will be dancing this Saturday at the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. Submitted photo

Last chance Saturday to see Rossland’s best young dancers ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

Saturday night may be your last chance to see some of Rossland’s finest dancers before they head to the big city. Kootenay Danceworks will be having a special show at the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail entitled “Footprints” which will give the dancers a chance to show their talent as a sort of kick off to the summer. Renee Salsiccioli who coaches the dancers, said that there are a few dancers who will be leaving the area. Three of the dancers are graduating, and two are hoping to further their careers in dance, and two others who were accepted to professional schools for the summer. Those schools are four weeks of auditions to possibly get into the full-time professional programs in the fall. Machaela Skuce did the four week audition at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet last year. “She’s 12, but she’s stayed in Winnipeg this year and she’s training there right now,” she said. As for the name of the show, Salsiccioli

said: “I think that it’s kind of fitting in the sense of the word footprints in that all these people are starting and leaving their footprints in their journeys. That was sort of the idea around it.” Sally Turnbull, Cydney Streadwick, Anna Cooper and Jill Amantea were chosen as representatives for the Provincial Festival of the Arts being held in Nanaimo. Salciccioli said that to perform the dancers must do two solos in their field, so if they are doing ballet, they need two solos in ballet. “It’s the best of B.C. that goes into one big festival,” she explained. She said that out of the four, Steadwick and Amantea have been trying to go to provincials for a few years. They’ve attended as observers, back up dancers if the primary can’t dance, but never as the main dancers. “It’s their last year, so it is nice for them,” she said, adding that it’s still up in the air as to where the two will dance next year. There are also three dancers under twelve who are auditioning for professional programs, though Salsiccioli said it’s usually difficult for parents to allow their children to go off to full-time dance programs at such a

young age. “Though you never know, Michaela Skuce never thought she was going to go for the year and she was 11,” she said. “She ended up loving it so much that she’s gone. It’s great for them, because they need that sort of training.” While Kathryn Daines has been chosen to attend the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Professional Division Summer School. Salsiccioli said that in ballet, 11 is the age that schools want the dancers to be. She added that it’s very exciting for her students. “It is exciting, especially from this area, there is a lot of arts here, but it’s not a city where you can go to the theatre every night with ballet and the opera, it’s more sports,” she said. “It’s good to have people realize that kids intros area actually have that opportunity.” Salsiccioli herself thinks of the ballet schools as a sort of home. She left Rossland when she was 14 to study at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. The show is Saturday, May 19 at the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $12.

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Figure skating club had a great season STAFF WRITER Rossland News

The Rossland Figure Skating Club finished off its season with a special awards ceremony Friday night. President Teri Mack looked back fondly on a year that could have involved no skating at all, as the club began the season without a coach. Mack said that when the old coach retired due to health reasons they didn’t have many choices, as figure skating coaches are rare in the area. Coach Sabrina Hinson had been in the area for about six years, Mack said. “I emailed her because she is the regional coach representative and asked if she knew of anyone who would help the club out. She sent the email out to every coach in the region.” Hinson assured Mack that if no coach could be found, she would step in. “We are honoured to have her,” she said about Hinson. Meanwhile their ice time was also cut from four days to one day a week, which also didn’t help the situation. Mack said that some of the skaters went to Trail or Castlegar to get extra coaching time. This is the first year that they’ve finished off the season with a dessert party where medals and trophies were handed out. Mack, who’s been involved with the club for seven years, said she feels it’s given the girls a great motivater for the end of the season. Hinson agreed that the season has been a great one. “We had to cram everything into one day, but it worked out really well and all the skaters achieved a lot this year,” Hinson said. “A lot of skaters joined so it was good to be able to continue to have a skating program in this community for the kids. There is a real

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The RSS Senior Girl’s Soccer team was successful in capturing their first ever Single A Public School Championship in Osoyoos. The team was undefeated, beating Princeton 6-0, Fort St. James 9-3, Pender Harbor 7-1 and Osoyoos 4-0 in the finals. Heather Thomas was awarded the golden boot for scoring the most goals in the tournament. This year the tournament was held during class time over two school days. On Wednesday the girls will play for a spot in the Single A Provincials in Kelowna.

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Being in recovery from an injury, I just got out for my first mountain bike ride yesterday. It has been really hard listening to everyone talk about being out on their bikes when I could not. I felt like I was not part of the cool club and I was missing out. Talking with a friend just the other day she mentioned off hand that she had been out mountain biking, this particular friend does not bike a lot and it made me think of how we humans work. Isn’t it great to be part of something, be able to participate in conversations with others, whether it is the latest tv commercial or the most popular trail in town. The best thing is that you only have to do it/see it once to be part of the conversation. The payoff to participation is the feeling of confidence that you did it and knowledge that you can do it.

BettyGoHard is all about getting people active; we wanted to create a place where females of all levels could safely step out of their comfort zones and have the confidence to get moving. As our programs have grown we have acknowledged that it is not just the ladies looking for inspiration and confidence. So this year we have expanded offering our programs to the guys and also the up and coming pros of the next generation. BettyGoHard is for you. If you are looking to start biking for the first time, learn new trails, find others to bike with or just a good excuse to go for a weekly ride we have something for you. Our introduction clinics start with the basics of your bike and work into your fundamental skills, perfect if you have not ridden off road before or are looking for skills to have more fun on the trails. The beginner biking and chocolate will help you work on your skills, get more confidence and wind down

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Grad Night Celebrate the end of classes with a bit of class! Aside from your wedding day, your high school prom is probably the most important celebration of your life. The luxury and extravagance that surrounds this event is certainly worth all the effort. After so many years of painstaking work, it’s time to celebrate! So to all of you who will be graduating this year, take full advantage of

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this special opportunity; it’ll never come again! A prom isn’t just any other party, though. To make the most of it, you need to be prepared— and that means a little bit of advance planning. Have you thought of hiring a seamstress or visiting the local boutiques to find the perfect outfit worthy of this special occasion? Have you hired the services of a photographer or

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videographer to immortalize the event? Have you reserved a limousine or other method of transportation to get to the party? Have you booked appointments with your hairstylist and esthetician? Have you thought about flowers, jewellery, shoes and accessories? There’s no denying that it’s a fairly long list of tasks. That’s

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Good ideas can come from anyone and the more people who help in sharing the costs of this evening, the better. Above all, make sure you and your date are in sync when it comes to all these details. Communication is key! Finally, don’t let your friends have too much sway over your decisions, particularly when it comes to

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what you’ll be wearing. It’s your night, so you should look and feel your best. And on that note, happy graduation!

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North Thompson Arts Council Celebration of the Arts, June 23-24, 10am-4pm both days. 4307 Yellowhead Hwy, Barriere. More info at VENDORS WANTED WarďŹ eld Day is fast approaching and WarďŹ eld Recreation is looking for local vendors for the Community Market to be held at Webster School Saturday, June 16 from Noon-3pm. Vendor tables $10. Call 250-368-8202 or email for more info or to book a table.

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted


JASPER SUPER A is currently recruiting a candidate with good interpersonal and communication skills, with a positive energetic attitude for the position of Full-time Permanent - Premium Clerk. The primary duties include scanning, ordering, receiving, merchandising, replenishing stock, inventory and facing shelves. Candidates require the skills and ability to maintain operational objectives in the Manager’s absence. Computer literacy is a must. Candidates must have the exibility to work a variety of shifts including days, evenings, nights and weekends. A grade 12 Diploma and a clean Security Clearance are also required. Jasper Super A offers competitive compensation, rental accommodations and health beneďŹ ts package to eligible employees, as well as the opportunity for personal and professional development. If you believe that you are prepared for this challenging position and have an interest in working within a dynamic organization, please submit your resume, in conďŹ dence to: Jasper Super A, P.O. Box 818, 601 Patricia Street, Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0. Fax 780-852-5491. Email: We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

WANT TO see Scenic BC? Needed immediately . Experienced Feller Buncher Operator with Chipper Head/Mower to work around Hydro Transmission Lines. Must be willing to travel throughout BC (based out of Vanderhoof). $28-$34 per hour + BeneďŹ ts. For more info e-mail: Send Resume to: SBCJOBS Box 1136, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 or Fax: 250-567-2550

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PROFESSIONAL JOB Opportunities. Troyer Ventures Ltd. is a privately owned, uid transport company servicing Northern BC and Alberta. We are an equal opportunity employer now accepting applications at various branches for: Mechanics (Commercial Transport or equivalent). Wage Range: $25-$40/hour. Minimum experience required: second year apprenticeship or equivalent. Professional Drivers (Class 1, 3). Wage Range: $25-$35/hour. Minimum experience required: six months professional driving. Field Supervisors. Annual Salary Range: $90-$110,000 (based on qualiďŹ cations). Minimum experience required: previous supervisory experience. Successful candidates will be self-motivated and eager to learn. Experience is preferred, but training is available. Valid safety tickets, clean drug test, and drivers abstract are required. We encourage candidates of aboriginal ancestry, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities to apply. For more information and to apply for these opportunities, visit our employment webpage at: SUTCO Contracting Ltd. has an opportunity in our operations division for a Dispatcher. The position requires an individual that has exceptional interpersonal skills, and can function well in a fast paced environment, whilst tracking and monitoring all driver and vehicle movement. The successful candidate needs to be computer literate with working knowledge of Outlook, Excel and able to learn our dedicated software. Some experience is an asset, but we are willing to train. This position requires exibility in scheduling and includes rotating days and evening shifts. Fax resumes to Glen @ 250-357-2009 Telephone enquiries 250-357-2612 or


Bayshore Home Health is currently seeking Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses for night shifts in the Castlegar/ Nelson area to work with children with complex care needs. If you are an RN or LPN and love working with children and their families , we would appreciate hearing from you. Pediatric experience is an asset and we do offer client speciďŹ c training.

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The City of Rossland, situated in the beautiful West Kootenays, oers an exceptional lifestyle with an abundance of recreational activities and cultural experiences. Only two hours from the City of Spokane, Washington and three kilometers from the base of Red Mountain Ski Area, Rossland is rapidly growing into a ďŹ rst class Resort Municipality.

Help Wanted

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The City of Rossland is seeking a professional, experienced Chief Financial OďŹƒcer to join their Management Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the planning and management of the City’s ďŹ nancial and budgetary aairs as well as the provision of management expertise and advice to the Chief Administrative OďŹƒcer and Council. The ideal candidate will have a professional accounting designation with several years of senior management experience. Extensive knowledge of regulatory and legislative requirements as they relate to Municipal Government Accounting and experience with Risk Management and Vadim’s iCity Software are necessary, along with a proven record of supervisory skills and strong leadership abilities. This full-time position oers an attractive beneďŹ ts and remuneration package. Job description can be viewed online at Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume via email by May 31, 2012 to:, City of Rossland, Box 1179, 1899 Columbia Avenue, Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0.

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Arts & Culture

Take a break with Joe Hill Sunday

show organized by longtime organizer Michael Gifford. The show features some of the best entertainRossland News ment in the Kootenays and starts at 7 pm in the This Sunday will be the last Joe Hill Coffeehouse Rossland Miner’s Hall. The show starts with the Golden City Fiddlers and old time fiddling and toe-tapping tunes. Next up is Dawn Graham performing songs. Then, Kootenay DanceWorks will perform four routines from Rossland’s dance studio and director Renee Salsiccioli. Wendy Garbe will sing, followed by Doug, Dave and Chuck on guitars and vocals. Denis Rorick will play some country classics. David Hartman will play guitar and sing. Keith Simmonds will treat the audience to some historical songs. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Miners’ Hall in Rossland. Admission is $3 for adults and free for students and children. Canadians are living longer and costs for the Old Age Security (OAS) are rising. Snacks and refreshments will be supplied by On April 1, 2023 the Government of Canada plans to start raising the age of the RSS drama club. STAFF WRITER

eligibility for OAS and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) from 65 to 67.*

What does this mean for you? 54 or older as of March 31, 2012

You may still obtain OAS/GIS at age 65

53 or younger as of March 31, 2012

The age of eligibility for OAS/GIS will change gradually between 2023 and 2029

Starting in July 2013, Canadians who are eligible for, but not yet receiving OAS will have the flexibility to delay receiving it in exchange for a higher monthly amount at a later date.

The number of working-age Canadians for every senior is decreasing** 6

The number of working-age Canadians per senior is decreasing, placing additional pressure on the OAS program.

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**Source: 9th Actuarial Report on the Old Age Security Program

For a free brochure or more information visit or call 1 800 O-Canada (TTY 1-800-926-9105) *Subject to parliamentary approval

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May 17, 2012 edition of the Rossland News