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Nemaiah Shaw won a quilt from the West Kootenay Friends of Refugees in Rossland’s Pioneer Park on Tuesday morning. She plans Breanne Massey photo to give the quilt back to the community by donation.

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It’s better to give than to receive. A Rossland teen gave a little bit of Canadian hospitality to Burmese refugees when she won a local fundraiser. When Nemaiah Shaw, 19, won the West Kootenay Friends of Refugee (WKFR) recently—a quilt from its raffle fundraiser—the teenager

swiftly decided to pay it forward. Shaw’s mother has been working with the local NGO to raise $20,000 to aid two Burmese families through the immigration process. Nemaiah was tickled pink by the idea of offering hospitality to the community’s newest residents by donating the quilt to them upon arrival. “I’m really excited for the families to come here and I’m glad that I can give them

a gift when they get here,” Shaw gushed. “They’re from Burma originally, but right now they’re in a refugee camp in Malaysia so they’ve had a tough go of it.” She hopes the quilt will offer the family of four a warm hug during their first Canadian winter. The refugees are expected to arrive as early as November. “We’ve been fundraising for about a year now and our goal is $20,000,” explained Rachael

Roussin, spokesperson for the WKFR. “We’ve raised close to $10,000 so we’re almost halfway to our goal and we’re planning a couple of events this fall.” According to the East Kootenay Friends of Burma (EKFB), a constituent of the WKFR, $20,000 is enough to help eight Burmese immigrants relocate. In addition the mechanical department a AMEC donated $1,873.17 to support this initiative.

“It helps them with rent, clothing, food, utility bills, recreation—basically anything for the cost of living,” Roussin said. “But we’re still trying to get creative to raise the remaining $10,000.” But Shaw’s goals for international development don’t end there. She’s currently packing her bags to attend Rossland Secondary School’s Interact club for a volunteer project in Honduras. See Local on P. 3

Shopping Local Takes A Bit More Effort These Days - BUT The Investment Is Still Well Worth It! By shopping locally with our local businesses, we can ensure a vibrant community and a dynamic local economy. Thank you for continuing your support of our community and we appreciate the extra effort it takes to do that right now!

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TENNIS Drop in mixed doubles Saturdays and Sundays at the tennis courts at Park

St. and Leroi Ave. Join the Rossland Tennis Society for fun mixed doubles drop in tennis from 9 a.m. to noon.

GOLD FEVER FOLLIES: Have started their season with JOHN VS JOHN, a comedy by Brian Turner. There will be two shows daily from Tuesday to Saturday 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Contact Lisa at or go to for more info. ROLLER DERBY The season nears its completion Aug. 25, when the top four teams will

take each other on in the West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby semi-final. Doors open at 6 p.m. at the Rossland arena. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For more info go to GOLDEN CITY DAYS PARADE Celebrate 40 years of Golden City Days! You are invited to

participate on September 7th - 9th: host an event, enter the parade, organize a food booth, perform on the stage, or volunteer a bit of your time. To discuss your ideas, contact Terry at See you there! TRAIL MARKET runs on the Esplanade from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every second Friday.

If you are interested in selling your wares, vendors can phone 368-3144 for more information.

PADDLERS WANTED! The Kootenay Robusters Dragon Boat Team is looking for women

who’d like to give dragon boating a try. The team, made up of breast cancer survivors and associate paddlers, practice three times per week, carpooling to Christina Lake. We leave Rossland at 4:45pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 7:45am on Saturday mornings. Dragon boating is a team sport with a focus on fitness, working together and camaraderie. No experience necessary - we’ll teach you everything you need to know. For more information call Jan at 250-362-5289.

info, contact Andrea McKay, 362-7604. RUBBERHEAD BIKE FESTIVAL is back for another year. Now in it’s fourth year, the festival includes the annual Seven Summits Poker ride on Sunday, Sept. 2, and the Dreadhead Super-D and Huck en Berries Jump Jam on Saturday, Sept. 8. SUMMER READING CLUBS at the Rossland Library. ‘Strange... But True?’ is the theme of this year’s club. Sign up for free at the Rossland Public Library. For more info call 362-7611 or visit KAST SUMMER OF SCIENCE Camps across the region. For more info visit www.kast.


ROSSLAND SKATEPARK COMMITTEE 6-8 pm, first Tuesday each month at the Rossland Library. Come be part of the process. COLUMBIA DISTRICT GIRL GUIDES Columbia District Girl Guides has units from Ross-

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

YCDC YOUTH NIGHTS Free drop-in, 1504 Cedar Ave, Trail. Call 364-3322 or contact Art Night: Tue. 7pm; Movie Night: Wed. 6-8pm. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BR. # 14 ROSSLAND 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.

ROSSLAND MOUNTAIN MARKET: Thursdays from, 3-6 p.m. Queen Street and First Av-

ROTARY CLUB OF ROSSLAND: Weekly meetings at the Rock Cut Pub, Mon., 6-8pm. All welcome! Contact John Sullivan, 362-5278.

GOLDEN CITY LIONS: The Lions meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each

GENEALOGY 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.

enue. Live music, artisans, fresh produce, baking and more!

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

SCHOOL DISTRICT 20 MEETING Next regular open board meeting is Monday, Oct. 15 at

7 p.m.

CITY COUNCIL: Next regular meeting is Monday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. ROSSLAND RADIO CO-OP: Open meetings will now take place every third Monday of

the month. More info:

TRAIL MAPLE LEAF BAND Monday evening practices 7 - 9 p.m. in the McIntyre Room

AIR CADETS Meets every Wed. 6pm - 9:15pm at the 44 Trail Armory in

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Teachers must be involved in class size debate TIMOTHY SCHAFER Trail Daily times

A new B.C. Court of Appeal ruling on class sizes could put a crimp on the school district’s plan to increase their sizes for next year. The court ruled Friday that school administrators must be accountable to teachers when it comes to planning class sizes, overturning a 2009 arbitrator decision that as long as a class did not exceed 33 students, then only the

opinions of a principal or superintendent mattered when determining if the size and composition were appropriate. However, in a move last March to deal with a budgetary shortfall, School District No 20 (Kootenay Columbia) decided to impose a district-wide rise of one student in the student-to-teacher ratio—from 24-1 to 25-1. SD20 board chair Darrel Ganzert said the increase will be within the realm of

reasonability, but it could still be challenged by the teachers’ union. “The administrative team believed they could increase the numbers without risking class size controversies in the new school year,” he said. Kootenay Columbia Teachers’ Union president Andy Davidoff was not available for comment at press time. But B.C. Teachers’ Federation president Susan Lambert said the ruling was part of solving the

real problem facing the education system. She felt the key to smaller class sizes and providing services to students with special needs was funding. What will happen in the SD20 schools when the young people settle into desks will not be known until September when classes resume and enrolment is set, Ganzert added. “At that point we will get some analysis and summary about what the implications are in the high

schools,” he said. The rule under the School Act capped class sizes above Grade 4 at 30 students, “unless the principal consults with the teacher and the principal and superintendent from the opinion the class is appropriate for student learning.” Two months ago SD20 teachers and teachers across the province ratified a new agreement between their union and the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association.

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This week’s priority task on Columbia Ave is the tying in of services (water/sewer/storm) to the buildings on the north side of Columbia Ave. After services tieins are complete, sidewalk in front of the building(s) can be fully removed. On Washington St., the water main installation is a priority followed by next week’s installation of sewer and storm mains. Spokane will eventually see the storm line run from Columbia north up to the laneway near

the daycare. Sidewalk removal will occur as the service tie-ins to the north-side buildings are completed. In some places where there are no buildings, only empty lots, there can be removal along the whole stretch of the lot’s frontage. Crews will do their best to schedule sidewalk removal outside of business hours. Citizens can expect all sidewalks to be removed over the next three weeks. As sidewalk removal is completed, crews will eventually re-direct traffic flow to the middle of the

boulevard. This will free up space for the eventual curb, after which asphalt road surfacing is scheduled, tentatively in

“We’re hosting the B.C. Amateur this year, and that’s going to be a big deal.” Brian Miller

early September. Pouring of concrete sidewalks should also occur in September. Strata cell installation for new trees

can be seen along the south side. The same feature is scheduled to appear shortly on the north side following the installation of all service connections (water/sewer/ storm) to the north side buildings. Strata cells, combined with the placement of quality soil and an irrigation system, help to ensure healthy, rapid tree growth while directing roots away from the sidewalk surface. Strata cells also have a heavy weight bearing capacity and are designed to convey other shallow utility conduits.

Trees are now scheduled to be planted in mid-September. Mayor Granstrom will be holding weekly office hours, welcoming drop-in visits to him at Rossland City Hall from 10:3011:30 every Monday. Please contact us atcolumbiaproject@ with your comments, concerns, ideas, or questions. The telephone number for technical questions and concerns is 250-3622328. ~Your Columbia Project Communication Task Force

Generous, thoughtful Rossland teen “Interact is like a juContinued from P. 1

Ready to Rock Dave Morris (left) of Distinctive Gardens and Ponds and Jim Markin with the City of Rossland place the last few rocks on the bridge walkway at Pioneer Park. Barb Blatchford photo

nior rotary and we have it at our school for youth,” she explained. “We do an international project every other year and community projects during the years in between. I’ve been a part of it for about three years.” Previously Shaw completed a one-year study abroad program in Mexico during Grade 11, so she graduated one year later than some of her peers. But she expects the

upcoming trip will be an even bigger eye-opener. The Interact club will be working in an aids clinic, working with children and building a house. “The trip that I’m going on in about four days will probably have an impact,” she said. “The other traveling that I’ve done hasn’t been volunteer-work so I think that this (trip) will be really cool and it probably will change me, but I’m not sure how yet.” For more information about the WKFR, visit www.friendsofrefugees. ca. A3

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As the local woman helped by Rossland and area Search and Rescue (Rossland News, August 2, 2012) I would like to express my appreciation to the many people who assisted me after I broke my ankle on Record Ridge on July 25. Thank you to the ladies who hiked out to find cell phone service, to the capable ladies who splinted my leg and kept me warm and sheltered, to the ladies who kept me company and picked off the ants. A very special thank you to the volunteers of the Rossland and South Columbia Search and Rescue who were so encouraging and competent in loading me into the Stokes litter and getting me down to the trailhead. Thank you to the ambulance attendant and driver for delivering me so carefully to the Trail Regional Hospital. Thank you to all of the ER and hospital personel who made my stay easier. A very special thank you to the volunteers of the Red Cross Medical Equipment Loan Service. I would like to thank all of my friends and family for their support. I truly appreciate the volunteers and professionals who deal with emergency situations with such skill. (Please see photo on p. A6) -Mary Treloar, Rossland We want to hear from you.

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Rossland pool birthday bash coming up Rossland Pool’s 80th Birthday Party! The 80th Birthday Party at the Rossland Pool will be on Wednesday, August 15th. There are lots of fun activities planned for the day! 1:00-4:00pm - Birthday Cake, games, races and contests for the kids 4:00-5:00pm - Family swim for little people and their parents 5:00-6:00pm - Red Cross Swim Lessons with an Olympic Twist 6:00-7:00pm - Rossland’s Senior’s stories about life in Rossland, 80 years ago 8:00-10:00pm - Youth NIGHT swim All Seniors are free to come to the Pool on Wednesday, to celebrate the historic birthday. Lap Swim is from 11:301:00pm on Wednesday and would be a great time to come to the Pool to cool down! To celebrate the eight decades of operation, the Recreation Department has created a video that can be viewed on YouTube. Type in “Rossland Pool – 80th Birthday” into the search bar – and enjoy! If

you have photos, videos or newspaper articles you would like to add to the video, please contact our office at 250-362-2327 or by email at HYPERLINK “mailto:recreation@” recreation@ A NEW Playground for Rossland!! The new RSS playground is being installed August 24, 25 and 26. Work is already underway by the City of Rossland to prepare the site. The next phase is a community installation of the playground. Then in September the rubber base for the playground will be poured and the playground will be open for use. The grade 6 and 7 students at RSS have been without a playground for years and are excited about the prospect of having a place to play. The playground will also be an important community asset for years to come. The playground has been made possible through the generous grants and in-kind donations provided by the Ministry of

Education, Tire Stewardship BC, School District No. 20, City of Rossland, Nelson and District Credit Union, Teck, the RSS Parent Advisory Council and MacLean Parent Advisory Council. The playground subcommittee of the three Rossland School Parent Advisory Councils would like to thank these donors for their contributions. The playground would not have been possible without them. Despite these generous donations, the playground subcommittee was not able to raise quite enough money for a professional installation of the playground. As a result, it was decided to do a community installation of the playground. Volunteers are needed to assist with this important and valuable asset for the community. Rossland was founded on volunteerism….the Pool was built by volunteers, Golden City Days, Winter Carnival, Gold Fever Follies, Red Mountain Racers, BlackJack Cross

Country Ski Club, the Lions….Rossland is great because of volunteerism!! If you enjoy Rossland and everything it has to offer, consider paying it forward. There are many, many new people in the community and the majority are young families. Please consider volunteering for this important weekend – your children and all the community’s children will thank you! If you are able to volunteer, please contact Jennifer Ellis at HYPERLINK “mailto:rosslandvss@” rosslandvss@ Fall / Winter Brochure The Brochure is being put together and will be available by the end of the month. The brochure spans the months of September to March, 2013 and includes information about courses, programs, community events, public skating and facility rentals. If you have a hobby or a program you’d like to offer, please contact our Department to discuss.

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Arts & Culture Cultural tour spins out more Kootenay art BREANNE MASSEY Trail Daily Times

Kootenay culture will lend its flavour to artisan exhibitions throughout the region this weekend. The Columbia Basin Culture Tour (CBCT), a project of the Columbia Kootenay Alliance, will be hosting artisan exhibitions throughout the West Kootenay starting Saturday. The CBCT is a grass-roots arts tour with creative individuals exhibiting their artwork and hosting a series of demonstrations. Nearly 70 artists have been busily preparing their studios for tours and demonstrations this season, including several artists from Greater Trail. “This is my second year participating,� said Montrose artist Rebecca Leeworth. “I think the tour is a really good thing to have because it makes people aware that we actually do have artists in the community, and it allows them to come and see what we’re doing.� But the culture tour does more than bridge gaps between artists and their communities, for some it’s a way of life. Leeworth began producing artwork shortly after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and ischemic colitis. “I used to write, but I couldn’t put my thoughts together properly so my husband bought me a bunch of art supplies about five years ago,� she explained. “ So, I started painting garden ornaments and that’s how I learned.� But now artwork is a way to cope with

Rebecca Leeworth’s “art shack,� in Montrose will be displaying her work during this weekend’s Columbia Basin Culture Tour. Breanne Massey photo

adversity. Her mediums range from oils to acrylics, with some multimedia. She even teaches classes for children in Montrose. “I’d like things to be about my art instead of my illness,

even though one does impact the other a lot more than I would like,� said Leeworth. “Sometimes when I’m not feeling well I can just get lost in colour and it means that sometimes the

colours I use can be really dull and sometimes I’m more vibrant, but I still keep going.� Most of the time she can be found perched on a stool in a tiny wooden shed in


front of her house, she calls it “the art shack.� Inside of the shack, square canvases are suspended from the ceiling with fishing line and some are stacked up in tiny nooks and crannies. The shack is as quirky as the artist. “I have so many paintings that our house is filling up too,� she said, gesturing at the work around her. But the space is organized in her way. It’s accessible and if you ask the right questions, Leeworth is more than happy to explain the work. She uses art as an escape from the daily impacts of being ill, and explained how her moods often dictate how she works, but it doesn’t get her down. “There are also a couple of really great artists this year,� said Rachael Roussin, a member of the Rossland arts council. “Tricia Rasku is absolutely amazing, not only does she weave all of the products she makes—she also dyes the wool. “She makes everything by hand.� Rasku, based in Rossland, will be exhibiting a series of handmade soaps and crafts during the culture tour. Other highlights include paintings from Stephanie Gauvin in Rossland and pottery from Trail artist Fran Moll. Guests may browse artisan studios and galleries or watch demonstrations. The self-guided tour takes place on Aug. 11 and 12 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information about the line-up and tour map, visit http://cbculturetour. com/index.html. A5

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with the regular army, their combat mission ended last summer. Although Canada was part of the Afghanistan effort since 2001 the decision to actively engage in combat was not made until 2005. Many of speculated as to why this was done. Some have felt that it was a need to ‘prove ourselves’ to the US after having rejected active com-

bat in Iraq. Others have stated that it was due to pressure from the military establishment. Whatever the reason, the question that needs to be answered is why only Canada and a small handful of other NATO countries chose to engage in active combat while the majority of our allies decided to remain on the sidelines. Our country has paid a heavy price

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After steady fire in the House of Commons from the NDP leader Tom Mulcair, Prime Minister Harper finally promised that Parliament would have a vote on any future “significant military missions” before the government commits Canadian forces. If we consider the 12,000 deaths in the last five years or the millions that have been forced to flee violence to become refugees in Pakistan and Iran, the Afghan people have not been the beneficiaries of NATO’s presence. And, as with previous British invasions or the 10 year involvement of the Soviet Union, they will eventually be left to muddle through on their own with not a single solid institution in place to provide stability for the

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