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The Gold Fever Follies present “Naughty Knickers Night” this Sunday, August 19th at the Miner’s Hall in Rossland. Here the cast poses during a short break in practice for their one-time show. Tickets are $10 in advance Doors at 6:30 Showtime at 7:30. *Cash Bar* *Contains Adult Content* Monika Smutney photo

Subdivision talk re: Happy Valley Rd. area TIMOTHY SCHAFER Rossland News

The happy road to Happy Valley Road is set to be paved with promise as conversation will be engaged anew on subdividing an eight-acre piece of pastoral property. City council re-opened the Official Community Plan (OCP) zoning amendment debate by discussing whether to allow a property owner on

Happy Valley Road to subdivide her eight-acre property. On July 25, 2011 the council of the day voted to allow the owner, Brenda Trenholme, to orchestrate “one or more public consultation(s) in order to receive additional input from the community” on subdividing. Trenholme had first come to council seeking help in her quest to alleviate the very large tax burden she was shouldering—along with other valley

owners who have larger plots of land—to maintain her property and the pastoral setting of the area. She noted agriculture in the valley was not working: she could not “give away” use of the land as pasture for grazing animals in the wake of the provincial abattoir law changing regulations regarding local meat production. In fact, many small farms no longer kept animals, she said, and keeping the land for

agriculture, as the city bylaw dictated, would hamper her efforts to sell part of it off. Concern was raised last year that approval of the proposal could lead to a number of future applications from other landowners who wanted to subdivide. But discussion of the issue on smaller acreages in the city was needed, said councillor Cary Fisher. Most people support keeping hobby farms in the city, he said, but that sentiment sours

when it comes time to pay city tax on sizable properties. “There are some areas outside the city of Rossland to have (hobby farms). Inside the city, we have to start looking at these things to alleviate the burden of the tax people have to pay,” he said. “It’s a good time for us to be looking at that area.” The proposed amendment would designate Trenholme’s property from rural residenSee Local on P. 3

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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

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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

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Residents concerned over spur trail idea TIMOTHY SCHAFER Rossland News

The proposed Earl Street Spur trail in the outer reaches of Rossland spurred a Davis Street couple to plead their case to have the trail scratched from the City’s Active Transportation Plan vision. Louise and David Sidley asked city council to waive construction of a proposed track that would connect the Davis Street trail through the First Street right-of-way to Earl Street. A plan to build the trail was first present-

ed to the Sidleys by City staff on June 26, but the pair listed five concerns they hoped would be enough to sway city council to stop its creation. Louise said the spur would begin at the intersection of Davis and First streets, the only point of access to their property. “We have serious concerns about compromising our access and parking,” she said. “We’ve spent money, time and labour to improve how we get into our house.” She noted the rightof-way was steep, narrow and graveled, and

most vehicles had to reverse down the grade, creating potential conflicts with passing trail users. As well, the “limited” seasonal use of the trail, its lack of acceptance by the neighbouring homeowners, and no public documentation in the Active Transportation Plan (ATP) on the Earl Street Spur also called into question the necessity of its creation, David pointed out to council when the Sidleys appeared before them as a delegation Monday night. “(Our neighbours) can’t believe there is

money for an egotrail to nowhere, but no money to pave the street,” David said. They asked for council’s support in stopping the spur. Later in the meeting councillor Cary Fisher asked the Sidleys if they supported the trail network. “We are not against trails. But we are against giving up our access, our parking, our privacy, compromising our safety for a trail that is not going to be used by anyone pushing a stroller or anyone over 40,” David said. “It doesn’t fit into the ATP.”

Councillor Jill Spearn said the trail did not make sense to her: it was steep; it was forested; and it was in bear habitat. “We have to be really careful as a council that we stay aligned to the ATP as close as we can,” she said. “I don’t really know how this all evolved, ... it’s just unnecessary.” She told the Sidleys council heard their message “very clearly.” The submission will receive additional review and recommendation from City staff before any council action will be enacted.

Skaters wait for politicians as per park design TIMOTHY SCHAFER Rossland News

The final blessing on the design of Rossland’s new skatepark is now in the hands of City council. Aaron Cosbey of the Rossland Skatepark Society took the final park design to council chambers Monday night in order to obtain feedback and approval from council on the plan distilled from recent public process. The 12,000-squarefoot all-wheel park— to be located on the southeast corner of the Emcon lot on Washington Street— needed final sign off from municipal government in order for the society to proceed, Cosbey told council. “If we have a final design ... and a budget, we can go to our in-kind suppliers and

tell them what we need,” he said. “The basic process, as we see it, gets started as soon as we get approval on that design.” He estimated the society would be able to secure around $200,000 out of a total budget of $600,000 for the park for inkind contributions. Some partners have already verbally declared they are on board, Cosbey said. The society needed the final approval of council on the design and a budget to close the deals. Cosbey said the society had raised enough money to cover around $25,000 for the design process, leaving them with around $10,000 in the bank. The design council received was the product of two public meetings, the first

eliciting ideas on the type of features people wanted to see incorporated into the park. Those features were then brought to the designers at Spectrum. The second meeting vetted the preliminary design to the public. Subsequent revisions on the design based on that public meeting created the final design council received. The society also asked if council could authorize the City’s planner to work with them on the aspects of landscaping and bordering around the park. It would allow the facility to fit in with the Official Community Plan for the area. In the coming City budget deliberations, Cosbey requested council’s consideration for budgeting

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on the approved landscaping and amenities. “This park needs to be more than just a skate park. This is a valuable lot. It’s a diamond, actually, and it’s sitting in the centre of Rossland on a nice level lot and we want it to be more—we want it to be a public area,” he said. And finally, Cosbey asked council to con-

sider beginning the process of rezoning the lot for placement of the recreation facility (parks and open spaces). Council received the presentation from Cosbey but elected— since the matter was a delegation to council—to defer any decision on the park’s design to a future meeting for further discussion.

Subdivision considered Continued from P. 1 under the OCP—and the zoning from rural residential ‘A’—to permit a subdivision on the property. Trenholme sweetened the deal for council. The only road from Rossland that provides access to the City’s cemetery currently crosses her property. She offered to deed that road to the City. In addition, she also noted there were very few people in the valley with plots large enough to separate off a five-acre parcel as she proposed. “Most residents in the valley live on less than three acres and their lots

are already legally nonconforming under the current bylaw,” she said. Her proposal leaves an existing home on more acreage (three) than normal in the valley, creating a legal five-acre parcel that she wanted to build on that would be in conformance with the bylaw. “That makes sense to me the way it is laid out,” said councillor Jill Spearn. “Her kids have moved on and she wants to stay on the property where she raised her family and lived with her husband. And we could potentially benefit by having that road through to the cemetery.” A3

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Variance sought TIMOTHY SCHAFER Rossland News

An encroaching situation has turned into a pitch for City property for one Second Avenue resident. With garage façade encroaching seven feet (2.1 metres) beyond the front property line of 1958 Second Ave. and onto the City’s boulevard. The homeowner has applied to the City for a development variance permit, road closure and sale of the 354-square-foot portion to rectify the circumstance. However, the affair provoked the ire of City councillor Cary Fisher. He felt the matter would be different if the structure was grandfathered in and had been crossing somebody’s lot line or on City property for a substantial number of years. But it was a fairly recent building, he noted, and wondered if it was the City’s fault for not noticing the situation sooner and acting to prevent it.

“I don’t see anywhere that says we’re not going to let that happen again,” he said. “This one was just done. Is it our bad and now we just have to fix it?” Councillor Kathy Moore thought it was the City’s fault. “This is a mistake and the idea to fix it is to do this (sale). But you are right, it is a pretty offensive piece of business,” she said. Council voted to advance the City staff request to conduct a sale of the City-owned boulevard to the property owner and follow the process for disposal of the lands as defined in the Community Charter. First and second reading of the road closure was moved and carried by council. With average assessed land value of surrounding properties set at $147.37 per square metre, the proposed sale would generate roughly $4,848.47 for the City, with the property owner covering transaction, survey and registration costs.

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Go for a refreshing rinse while you still can The Rossland Pool will remain open this summer, until Wednesday, August 29. Saturday August 25 and from Monday to Wednesday, August 29 the Pool will be open from 12:00-5:00pm. If you haven’t enjoyed a swim in the Pool this summer, don’t delay…….summer is almost over and the pool will close soon. A new playground is scheduled to be installed at RSS on 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. 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 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 volun-

teers, 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@ The Rossland Heritage Celebration is holding a Youth Essay Contest about life in Rossland, in the early 1900’s. If you’re between 8 – 12 years old, you’re invited to submit a story about old Rossland

in 500 words or less. Sign up at the Library with your topic to get a FREE pass to the Museum in order to do some research. There are age categories for kids 8-9 years, 10-11 years and for kids 12 years old. The winner in each category receives a $100.00 gift certificate from Revolution Cycle! The deadline is Friday August 24th so don’t delay! Register at the Library today! 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. Similarly, if you are a community organization and would like everyone to know about. A5

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Red Mountain masterplan pertains to trail network TIMOTHY SCHAFER Rossland News

The City’s support is being sought for a master plan amendment by Red Mountain Resort to create an informal trail network, logging and moving a lift location in the controlled recreation area. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations sent a letter to council July 24 asking for their input on the request to amend the master plan. Red Mountain has proposed removal of two lifts, adjustment of an approved lift location, and addition of an informal trail network as changes to their master plan. The planned lift

location and the trail network are located within the resort controlled recreation area (CRA) which the City supports through the Official Community Plan’s land use designation. The lift adjustment includes one end of the Topping Creek lift, proposed to be moved to better facilitate skier location. The trail network would occupy the lower reaches of the Crown land development area located in the northeast corner of the CRA. The trails will be for public use and will be built and managed in partnership with the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society. Trailbased activities will include mountain biking, cross country

skiing, snowshoeing and hiking. Timber harvesting will also be required to construct the proposed trails, but also for ongoing management of forest health. An occupant licence to cut is also being considered for the project. The City has until Aug. 24 to reply to the master plan amendment. Federal riding boundaries Council voted to write a letter of dissatisfaction with the proposed federal riding boundary changes, asking instead that the current boundaries be kept. “I’m just concerned that our issues and rural concerns are just going

to get lost in the shuffle,” said councillor Kathy Moore about the proposed change to lump Rossland in with the Okanagan city of Penticton. She proposed a letter to the Electoral Boundaries Commission stating council was not in favour of the riding change and that they should be left the way they are, as well as sending Mayor Greg Granstrom to the public meeting on Oct. 3 in Castlegar to present their letter to the public commission. The motion sparked some internal debate in council over joining a larger but Conservative held riding to the West—and a seat in government— against staying with

a “have not” riding of the Southern Interior held by the Opposition NDP. “I think that our voice isn’t heard already,” said councillor Cary Fisher. “Alex (Atamanenko) does a great job, but when you are in the minority ... you are just a bunch of people screaming into the wind.” If the area continued to be in the minority, he noted, federal infrastructure projects would continue to pass by the area in favour of others. However, the majority of council supported the letter. Tourism Rossland moving The city’s tourism organization will be

moving its headquarters. Tourism Rossland is moving out of the co-operative office in the Rossland Chamber of Commerce into Red Mountain Ventures building just up Columbia Avenue. The move surprised councillor Jill Spearn and she asked for the rationale behind the move. She thought the separation of Tourism Rossland and the chamber was questionable, and to be in the Red Venture building (owned by Red Mountain Resort) would give too much weight to one partner in the tourism field. “When you are representing tourism in the community, is

it equitable and fair ... to move into the Red Ventures building?” she said. “Are there optics here that need to be questioned?” Both the chamber and tourism boards have done a “180,” explained council’s tourism liaison Jody Blomme. “As for the Red Ventures, ... there will be some cost savings. It is also personal preference for location and environment,” she said, noting the central location. “As far as optics go, it could be an issue.” Tourism Rossland is also run by a board of directors, said Blomme, and ultimately that was their decision to move.

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Mayor William A. Turner, William K. Esling, M.P., J.D. McDonald, for the West Kootenay Power and Light Company, Limited, and William G. Ternan, President of the Rossland Board of Trade, Speakers – Pool Open for First Time Sunday Afternoon and Evening With the Place Thronged With Bathers and Onlookers – Most Completely Equipped Recreation Place of Kind to be Found Anywhere. Rossland’s fine new swimming pool, one of the most fullyequipped and pretty places of the kind to be found anywhere, was formally opened to the public Monday afternoon, when at 5:15 o’clock, His Worship Mayor William A. Turner, William K. Esling, M.P., J. D. McDonald and William G. Ternan gave interesting data regarding the pool. The speakers dealt

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with the movement to erect the pool, a marvel of its kind, located on lots donated by the City Council, on the South-west corner of Columbia Avenue and Spokane Street, and when the pool was declared open a shout went up from the large throng present. Expressions of regret were heard on every hand because of the inability to be present of Messrs. S.G. Blaylock, VicePresident and General Manager of The Consolidated Company; W.M. Archibald, Vice-President in charge of mines of The Consolidated Company and Lorne A. Campbell, VicePresident and General Manager of the West Kootenay Power and Light Company, Limited, all of whom took a keen interest in the movement, making it possible by very substantial assistance to install the pool. Most Inspiring Scene Gathered about the new pool and on the bleachers, buildings and autos outside the pool fence, hundreds witnessed one of the most interesting and inspiring scenes in Rossland’s history, hundreds of children awaiting the order to take a dip, adults thronging the concrete walks surrounding the pool in the background listening attentively to the addresses and looking

on the sports. MAYOR FIRST SPEAKER Mayor W.A. Turner, in a neat address, his countenance beaming with pride because of the realization of one of Rossland’s dreams of over thirty years coming true, said: “Fellow Citizens: “It is with a great deal of pride and pleasure that we are congregated here this evening to celebrate the opening of this beautiful swimming pool. It is answering a long felt want in the community, and notwithstanding the period of depression, through which I hope we are successfully passing, our dream has become an accomplished fact, due chiefly to the loyalty and devotion of some of our respected citizens. “I am not going to endeavour to mention each of them individually, their reward will be, the knowledge of the fact that they have accomplished something for Rossland and Rossland’s future population. But there are some that I feel should come in for special mention, and they are: Mr. S.G. Blaylock, Mr. W.M. Archibald and The Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Canada, Limited, for material and equipment, Mr. Lorne A. Campell, for his excellent donation of installation and

maintenance of electrical equipment. “The thanks of this community are also due to Mr. R.J. Clegg for prosecuting legal work in connection with the formation of this Swimming Pool Society gratis, Mr. O.L. Colbourne, who has given of his best from the first hour the work commenced, until the completion, and last but not least, Mr. James Wright and his committee; The Canadian Legion, and that wonderful army of volunteer workers, who after all have meant more than anything in the completion of this grand and glorious undertaking. “This pool will not only provide healthful recreation for our children and citizens, but it will also dispel the idea, in the outside districts, that Rossland people, owing to a shortage of water only take a bath once a year. “We are now pleased to invite the citizens of adjoining communities, to come out and bathe with us in this water from our pure mountain streams, the purity of which is only excelled by the purity of the present civic administration, and I sincerely hope that the patrons of this pool will at all times endeavor to maintain this high standard of purity. “In an effort such as this, finance plays a big part and I am go-

ing to appeal to you good citizens to give the committee your continued support, in order to start this civic asset without any liabilities.” (Applause). The pool is 30x90 feet in size and holds approximately 85,000 gallons of water, the depth being 30 inches to 8 feet. There are five foot wide walks on the north, south and east sides, with 13 feet on the west side, or entrance of the pool. One thousand sacks of Portland cement were used in its construction and dressing-rooms which are on the west sidebeneath the pool, 7500 feet of reinforcing steel and approximately 30,000 feet of lumber, 35 sacks of Medusa Portland Waterproofing white cement, 250 yards of sand and gravel and four barrels of calcium chloride. Scupper bricks for the over flow and hand grips were precast in molds with Portland cement, the pool being finished with Medusa waterproofing white cement, with a three-inch black border around the top, the cement walks being finished in terra cotta, the ladders and diving platforms being green. The ladies’ dressing rooms are on the west side, under the north end of the walk, and are 12x30 feet, containing 44 lockers, having change rooms, toilet and showers; the men’s dressing rooms being at the south end, 12x38 feet, and containing 44 lockers, toilet and showers. The filtering room, at the south end, under the walk, is 12x25 feet in size, which will have when completed a centrifugal pump of 75 gallons capacity per minute; a 3-horsepower motor, chemical filter 5 feet 6 inches in diameter and 6 feet 9 inches high.

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Playground plea to able, helpful parents SUBMITTED

If you are not already aware, there will be a new playground installed at RSS for the grade 6-7’s. The money for the playground was provided by the Ministry of Education for primary students without appropriate playground equipment. The Neighbourhood of Learning group and the City of Rossland have secured additional funding and provided site prep for the “Supervised Community Installation” of the playground that will take place August 24, 25, and 26. Below you can see the man power requirements. Jen Ellis is coordination this and it seems

we are just barely covered for Friday and Saturday. We are desperate for community commitment for Sunday, August 26. The playground company has told us that Sunday is hardly ever needed, but we still need committed volunteers for that day. The installation date is confirmed for August 24, 25, and 26. Site prep is underway at RSS and the installation date is drawing closer. We need: - 8 people from noon to 4:30 p.m. on on the 24th (Friday) - 16 people from 4:30 to 8:30 on the

24th (Friday) - 20 people from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the 25th (Saturday) - 20 people from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the 26th (Sunday) - if required - they have never had to use the Sunday. Thank you so very very much to those of you who have indicated that you can help. We are looking pretty good for Friday and Saturday although a couple of more volunteers for Saturday would be good. Meals will be provided except breakfast so if you could let me know if you have any food allergies that would be great. If we do not have the appropriate number of volunteers, the

playground cannot be installed, we will lose our grant money and and will be responsible for any costs incurred by the playground company. So we need to know if you can make it or not. If you have any other people you think would be willing to volunteer, please recruit them and send me their names so they can receive updates. For those of you who have not yet indicated that you can participate, *Sunday is wide open. We need people willing to commit to that day even though it might not be needed. So you could be a super-hero and commit and probably not be needed (although

if you are needed, you do have to show up).* If you have friends willing to commit for Sunday or Saturday that would be so appreciated. We are also in search of a few equipment items that you might have. Specifically we need: • Round Mouth Shovels • Extension Cords • 8-foot Step ladders • Buckets and sponges • Wheelbarrows Please contact me or Jen Ellis: jlellis@ if you are able to help out. -Shelley Ackerman

Trail map kiosk signs installed SUBMITTED

Kiosks are a helpful and attractive addition to the local Trails network. They are situated in four strategic locations in order to benefit the highest number of users.

Tourism Rossland and the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society (KCTS) are pleased to announce the installation of the new kiosk signs at 4 locations in and around Rossland. The kiosks are located at the following locations: ·The Railgrade at Warfield · Railgrade at Gelez Roard · Centenial Trail · Columbia Kootenay

These kiosks are designed to provide location details to visitors and locals alike in keeping with the existing Tourism Rossland/KCTS maps. The signs were also designed using the Tourism Oriented Directional Signage Manual which was created in 2008. Tourism Rossland thanks the Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiative Funding, as well as the

Resort Municipality Initiative funding for cost sharing on this project. Stewart Spooner from the KCTS said that it is great to have these updated kiosks as they provide a valuable service to all of our different users. According to Deanne Steven, there are several more signs to be installed in the next few weeks which will provide more information on the internal trails within the City of Rossland.

Pick your Purr-fect Price at any BC SPCA location, Aug. 23-25 SUBMITTED

The love and companionship of a cat is priceless, but from Thursday, Aug. 23 to Saturday, Aug. 25, adopters can choose an adult cat from any BC SPCA location around the province* – and name their own adoption fee! During the “Pick your Purr-fect Price” promotion, you set the fee and take home a beautiful new best friend. “The BC SPCA takes in more than

17,000 homeless cats and kittens each year and summer is the peak season where our shelters are filled to capacity,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA. “Summer is especially hard on adult cats because with so many kittens in the shelters people sometimes overlook the wonderful adult cats who have so much to offer.” Chortyk says people who adopt cats from the SPCA are

getting exceptional value, even without a special promotion. “Our average cost to care for a cat during its stay is $784, which includes vaccinations, spaying or neutering, an identification tattoo, preventative treatment for internal and external parasites, any medical care or rehabilitation required, daily welfare monitoring, sheltering and feeding.” She notes that a homeless cat can stay in SPCA care for anywhere from a few days

to more than a year before finding a loving family. “Our cats are a great value any time of the year, but during the Pick your Purr-fect Price promotion, the animals will be even more accessible to adopters as they choose their own adoption fee,” says Chortyk. “Our goal is to find loving homes for as many adult cats as possible during the event. All of the usual adoption criteria will apply as we want to make sure that the animals are a

right fit for their new home and that their needs will be met.” As an added bonus all cats are also covered by six weeks pet insurance courtesy of Petsecure to ensure the health of your new pet during the critical rehoming period. For more details on the Pick your Purrfect Price event, visit your local SPCA shelter or visit to view all adoptable animals and information on SPCA locations across B.C.

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South East Fire Centre - update Fires Of Note: Fire season has arrived with 47 fires occurring in the last week. Forty three of those were caused by lighting and the remaining four were personcaused. Quick response from initial attack crews, have led to many of the 47 fires already extinguished. However, a few remain burning. None are threatening any communities or structures, but some are visible to surrounding populated areas. N70252: Skimmer Horn Fire (east of Lister), is 56

hectares and 45 per cent contained. Today, 32 personnel, 6 helicopters are working on the fire.

There are currently 128 active personnel and 66 contractors fighting wildfires in the southeast. N70297: Five Mile Creek (9km NE of Nelson) has been mapped at 1.6 hectares and is now 100 per cent contained and is being

moppedup. N50296: 14km NW Castlegar is now 100 per cent contained and is being moppedup. N50333: East of new Denver in the Silverton Creek area is 0.009 hectares and is currently being fought by one initial attack crew and one helicopter. This is one of a few small spot sized firescaused by lightning to occur in the last week in this area. Fires to date: So far this season, the Southeast fire centre has seen 102 fires which have burned 296 hectares. Of those

fires, 34 where person caused and the rest are lightningcaused. The 5 year average for this time of year is 268 fires. (3,245 ha’s.) Resources: There are currently 128 active personnel and 66 contractors fighting wildfires in the southeast. As the rest of the interior is experiencing similar conditions, all people need to be extremely cautious and diligent when considering industrial activities or when lightning campfires.



On July 26, 2012, pursuant to the Utilities Commission Act (Act), FortisBC Inc. (FortisBC) filed an application (Application) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) for the Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project (AMI Project). FortisBC requests approval of a revised depreciation rate of five percent for the proposed AMI meters. The AMI Project has an estimated capital cost of approximately $47.7 million and is expected to commence in late 2013 and be complete by 2015. FortisBC proposes to install 115,000 residential and commercial AMI meters.

Participants and other parties are requested to submit comments prior to Friday, September 7, 2012 on the need for Community (Public) Input Sessions in the areas of Trail, Osoyoos, and Kelowna. A Procedural Conference will be scheduled to address the process by which to continue the review of the Application after and if Community Input Sessions are held.

INTERVENTIONS Persons wishing to actively participate in the FortisBC proceeding must register as Interveners through the Commission’s website at or in writing, by Friday, September 7, 2012. In their registration, Interveners must identify the issues that they intend to pursue, and indicate the extent of their anticipated involvement in the review process. Interveners will each receive a copy of all non-confidential correspondence and filed documentation, and must provide an email address if available. Persons not expecting to actively participate, but who have an interest in the proceeding, should register as Interested Parties through the Commission’s website or in writing, by Friday, September 7, 2012, identifying their interest in the proceeding. By participating and/or providing comment on the application, you agree that all submissions and/or correspondence received relating to the Application will be placed on the public record and posted on the Commission’s website.

An initial regulatory timetable for review of the Application is outlined in Appendix A of Order G-105-12. In order to maintain firm contract pricing on the AMI system, FortisBC requests Commission approval of the proposed CPCN by July 20, 2013. PUBLIC INSPECTION OF THE DOCUMENTS The Application and supporting documents will be available for viewing on FortisBC’s website at and on the Commission’s website at The Application and supporting documents will also be made available for inspection at FortisBC’s Head Office at Suite 100, 1975 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 7V7, and at the BC Utilities Commission office, Sixth Floor, 900 Howe Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6Z 2N3. FURTHER INFORMATION For further information, please contact Ms. Erica Hamilton, Commission Secretary, by telephone (604) 660-4700 or BC Toll Free at 1-800-663-1385, by fax (604) 660-1102, or by email

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Literacy Get out your reading glasses – Rossland Reads 2012 rolling out SUBMITTED

Rossland, BC – Once again, four Rossland bookworms have sharpened their tongues for Rossland Reads 2012, and it will be a fight to the finish. The four books, chosen by the participants, follow a common theme of B.C. Places. From the wilds of the West Coast of Vancouver Island, to the Vancouver Downtown East Side, to a Kootenay ghost town, to a local Nelson author, everyone is sure to find a favourite tome to cheer on. The format will be similar to the Canada Reads event hosted by CBC, but will have

its own unique Rossland twist. Each book has a defender, who will debate why their book is the best book out of the four.

Anyone interested in reading books beforehand can check them out at the Rossland library. Audience members will vote off one book per night, with one book – and one debater – emerging victorious. The first battle royale kicks off on Sunday, October 21 at 4

p.m. at Café Books West. The café, as our generous host, will provide coffee, tea and nibbles to all who attend. The show will continue for the next two Sundays, finishing with the 2012 Rossland Reads Champion! Books and their defenders: Treading Water by author Anne DeGrace, will be defended by Patricia Groulx. The Golden Spruce by John Valliant, will be defended by Stew Spooner. When it Rains by Laura Cuthbert, will be defended by Tracey Billet and The Beggar’s Garden by Michael Christie,

will be defended by Ida Koric. Anyone interested in reading the books beforehand can sign them out at the Rossland library or purchase their own copy at Café Books West. Be sure to check out for all the updates as we get closer to the kickoff date. Rossland Reads 2012 is an all-volunteer event, from the debaters to the host to the organizers, and is sponsored by the Rossland Public Library. For more information please contact: Tara Howse (organizer) 250-362-7420

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Selkirk Paving, part of the Interoute Construction Ltd. group of companies, located in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, is looking for a F/T Shop Supervisor to manage a fleet of over 300 pieces of construction equipment. Some travel will be required. Duties / Tasks; ·Manage shop activities ·Dispatch mechanics ·Maintain maintenance records ·Manage fleet licences ·Help purchaser w/ parts orders Knowledge / Skills; ·Knowledge of asphalt, crushing, and ready mix equipment would be an asset ·Able to create repair budgets ·Familiar with safety codes / regulations ·Fluent with Microsoft Word and Excel Experience/Education; ·Post secondary education with Heavy Duty Mechanic training Competitive Compensation Package w/ a Comprehensive Benefit & Pension Plan. The Company Offers Development Opportunities Through Tailored Training Programs. For more information visit Please send your resume stating position to the Human Resources department at: or by fax at: (1)604-575-3691

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1. Get to the bus stop _____________ in order to avoid having to run.

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CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF ROSSLAND NOTICE OF HIGHWAY CLOSURE & PROPERTY DISPOSITION Take notice that the Council of the City of Rossland intends to adopt a bylaw that will close a portion of the road abutting 1958 Second Avenue, PID 005-642-591 and 005-642-604, to all traffic, remove the highway dedication and transfer ownership of the closed section to the property owner Mr. Matthew Titheridge, 1958 Second Avenue, in exchange for monetary compensation. A copy of the Second Avenue Road Closure Bylaw No. 2537 and plan may be inspected at City Hall between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Persons who consider they are affected by the highway closure bylaw may make representation to City Council at their Regular meeting on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 commencing at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers in City Hall.

Victoria, British Columbia (August 15, 2012) – The Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State (Democratic Reform), today announced funding for a study by University of Victoria researchers that aims to help older adults and their families navigate long-term care services more effectively while advising decision makers on ways to improve the health system. “Our Government is committed to continuously finding ways to improve the health care system for Canadians,” said Minister Uppal, while visiting the University of Victoria on Wednesday. “We are pleased to invest in this research, which will provide new information to guide policies and programs to enhance the quality of life of older adults and their families.” The funding supports a project being led by researchers affiliated with the University of Victoria’s Centre on Aging. Drs. Margaret J. Penning (Sociology),

Denise Cloutier (Geography) and their team will examine how older adults transition through the long-term care system. The project is co-funded by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

“This project addresses very important contemporary health care issues such as how to provide services that will meet the evolving needs of aging individuals as they transition through the health care continuum from home to hospital or residential care,” said Dr. Penning. “A clearer understanding of these patterns and their predictors is critical for the quality of life of older adults and their families and affects health policy decision-making at all levels,” added Dr. Cloutier. The project is among 27 projects recently funded through CIHR’s Partnerships for Health System Improvement program. The program supports teams of researchers and health care decision makers that work together to develop and implement solutions to health care challenges. Projects are co-funded by partners in the public

and private sectors. The program is an example of how the Government of Canada is working with partners to improve health care across the country.

“The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research is pleased to be helping researchers like Drs. Penning and Cloutier ensure health care providers and administrators have the evidence they need to make informed decisions,” said Dr. Diane Finegood, President and CEO of MSFHR. “This partnership with CIHR is one way we ensure new knowledge is translated into day-to-day health care delivery, ultimately leading to improved health outcomes for British Columbians and all Canadians.” “Fraser Health is the fastest growing health authority in British Columbia, and significant growth is occurring in the older adult population. This collaboration with the University of Victoria’s Centre on Aging allows us to work with researchers who have the same passion for older adult care as we do,” said Heather Cook, Executive Director, Residential Care and Assisted Living. “We are confident that the results of this research project will provide us with valuable in-

formation, and assist us in developing services and care strategies to best meet the needs of our growing aging population.” The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada’s health research investment agency. CIHR’s mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 14,100 health researchers and trainees across Canada. The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR), funded by the government of British Columbia, is the province’s health research support agency. MSFHR’s mandate is to strengthen BC’s health research enterprise — which in turn improves the health of British Columbians, their health system and their economy. MSFHR is dedicated to the memory of Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Michael Smith, a preeminent BC scientist with a long-standing commitment to supporting researchers throughout their careers. www.msfhr. org/

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