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Author Rita Moir will read Kootenay derby team heading tonight in Rossland to National Championships See Page 7 See Page 16

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Today, Oct. 11, copies of the Rossland News will be sold by high profile community members, including the mayor and council members, around downtown. The proceeds will be going towards Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy to help support literacy programs for the Greater Trail area. CBAL offers a large assortment of programs to the area, which are free of charge and Rossland residents can take advantage of. Programs include Mother Goose, Love 2 Learn, Parents as Literacy Supporters, English as a second Language Conversation Club and one on one tutoring. If you’d like to make a difference for literacy in the community come out and buy a copy of the Rossland News, 100 per cent of the funds raised will go to support the programs in this area. Black Press and CBAL will be working together this morning to raise funding for the programs and celebrate Reach a Reader Day, a day to promote literacy in the community.

Red Mountain Racers look to extend season ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

Red Mountain could be an early season ski training destination if Red Mountain Racers see their plan through. The Racers’ organization appeared in council Tuesday to ask for council’s support to do a snowmaking study for Red. Philip Patterson, Red Moun-

tain Racers head coach, said in the last 17 years coaching at Red Resort, his task has been to organize and take racers to places like Mount Nakiska, Mount Norquai and Mount Hood for early season training. That’s mainly because they need to find snow to start training prior to training being available around Rossland. While there, he said they share lanes with racers from

all over North America and Europe. “When I was racing throughout the 80s and 90s, we were holding high level races, national championships and NorAm races (one level below world cup) pretty much on a yearly basis through the mountain here,� Patterson said. “What we are finding today in alpine racing is racing is starting in early December, kids

are in races at that time, which means they basically have to get training up and done before they hit December.� Patterson said on his travels, he’s seen a need for more early season training venues. “There’s quite a bit of demand, and often a lack of resources for it,� Patterson said. “There’s one lane for training and often 130, 140 people fighting for it. Every place I go

to fills up pretty quickly.� Patterson said they were looking for support from the City of Rossland to upgrade the 2005 engineering study they did on snowmaking. He expected the study would cost $10,000 and would look at advancements that have gone on in the snowmaking world since that time and water supply options available and complete See Racers on P. 7

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students to New York for Spring Break 2013 to experience live theatre! Save your bottles, cans and juice boxes for Saturday when the RSS Drama Department will be doing curbside pick up OR drop off your “refundable recyclables�at the empty parking lot across from the Prestige. (They will relocate to the RSS back parking lot if Columbia Avenue construction continues to create difficulties.) Every penny counts! Contact: Lisa Henderson 250-362-9063 or old_grey_mare_55@hotmail.com "(.Rossland Council for Arts and Culture annual general meeting is Oct. 17, 2012 at the Prestige Mountain Resort Meeting Room from 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. www.rosslandcac.com '"--5&""/%#";""34Rossland Sacred Heart CWL is hosting it’s annual Fall Tea and

Bazaar on Oct 13. Time: 1:30 - 3:30 Place: Parish Hall. Cost $4. There will be a Bake Table and Country Store. Everyone welcome

mory in Shaver’s Bench. 1990 - 7th Ave Contact Richard Chanig at 250-364-6247 $0..6/*5:'36*513&44*/(%": Sunday, October 14 from 9:30-4:30 p.m. beside the

community garden. Cost is $20 per press. All proceeds will go to Rossland REAL Food. More info: www.rosslandfood.com/harvest-rescue

3044-"/%3&"%4 Rossland Reads is back starting Oct. 21! The four books are chosen and their defenders are ready. Check out rosslandreads.wordpress.com for more info, or contact Tara Howse 362-7420. ."3*"*/5)&4)08&3Rossland Council for Arts and Culture is bringing you a unique ly entertaining new folk stylings of Maria in the Shower, Saturday, Oct. 13. The band have played over 300 shows since 2009. Tickets are $15-$18. For more info go to www.rosslandcac.com or call 362-5452. (0-%&/$*5:-*0/4 The Lions meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each

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

4$)00-%*453*$5.&&5*/(Next regular open board meeting is Monday, Oct. 15 at

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3044-"/%3"%*0$001 Open meetings will now take place every third Monday of

songs, and stories with your child aged 6 - 18 months on Saturdays at the Rossland library from 11 a.m. to noon. Please pre-register by contacting Lynn Amann at children@rossland.bclibrary.ca or by calling (250)362-5835.

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& Joe Hill Coffee House takes place the third Sunday of each month starting in September. It carries a great Rossland tradition into a new season. The music starts at 7 p.m. in the Rossland Miners’ Hall, in a relaxing cafe setting with coffee, tea and good things to eat. Don’t miss the opening event of another season of fun! Les Carter, 250-362-5677, retrac01@telus.net.

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

4$&/&456%*0: Acting for All! Rossland’s new acting school is open and offers ongo-

ing programming. Professionally trained in Theatre and Film and TV, working actors, G. Michael and Alicia Gray, teach these exciting and educational classes. 2010 Washington (in the historic BMO Building) MikeAlicia@SCENEstudio.ca (250)521-1559 www.facebook.com/SceneStudio.ca

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out their newly renovated windows.

Library. Come be part of the process.

4$065*/( For boys and girls, now at the Rossland Scout Hall. Beavers (ages 5,6,7) Tuesdays. Cubs (ages 8,9,10) Thursdays. Contact Shanna Tanabe: 362-0063. $0-6.#*"%*453*$5(*3-(6*%&4 Columbia District Girl Guides has units from Ross-

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

:$%$ :065) /*()54 Free drop-in, 1504 Cedar Ave, Trail. Call 364-3322 or contact coordinator@columbiaycdc.ca. Art Night: Tue. 7pm; Movie Night: Wed. 6-8pm. 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.

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

Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. to talk about the process she went through to create The Third Crop.

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

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Racers hope for longer season continued from P. 1 our whole training facility design. The support helps the organization as they look for funds. Don Stevens, president of Red Mountain Racers and former member since the age of six, said he grew up ski racing. Stevens was a member of the B.C. and national ski teams. “I’ve skied in 110 different ski areas in 10 different countries in the world it gives me a little bit of insight to the unique venue that we have here at Red Mountain,� Stevens said. He said the venue is unique in that the racers descend to the bottom where the lodge is, it makes it easy to have two separate races on at the same time. “We’ve run one down Backtrail and one down Face of Red, which is a great venue for teams that come here to race as well as coaching, because they can look and stand at the bottom and see two races at the same time,� he said. He added that it could also help Red Resort to guarantee a good Christmas season. “Last year was a tough snow year,� he said of the snow conditions, adding that the plan would bring in a lot of kids racing, which means a lot more businesses in hotels and

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Line drawing and finishing touches COLUMBIA TASK FORCE Contriibuted

Now that the road is paved and the sidewalks poured, we are now into the final weeks of finishing touches on Columbia Avenue. Lines are scheduled to be painted on the asphalt mid-week. The inset paver tiles will continue to appear, as will greenery. More trees will be arriving Wednesday. The pavers will be grouted with a polymer-based silicone grout, leveling out the surface of the tiles and completing the look. Harry Lefevre Square will start to shape up this week. The electrical components we were waiting for have arrived and been installed. A crane is arriving on Oct. 15 to carefully

reposition the cenotaph. We will also start to see street lights and bus-stops appearing next week. The granite has been cut for benches and they will be installed in the next two weeks. Columbia will be substantially completed by Oct. 27. The paving of Washington St. is scheduled for Oct. 15. The sidewalks will follow. The date for the grand opening main event has been set at Oct. 27, and a Rossland community photo will be taken mid-afternoon. Please mark the date on your calendars to be downtown for 2:15 p.m., Oct. 27 to participate in this historical photo opportunity. There are many fun ideas in the works and it will be a great party, but we will need many more volunteers to help pull it off, particularly on the day of the event itself. If you

would like to volunteer, please contact us at columbiaproject@rossland.ca or call Renee at the Rossland Chamber of Commerce at 250-362-5666. We encourage local businesses and anyone who is interested to become involved in this exciting occasion. Feel free to visit Mayor Granstrom Mondays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at city hall. To see graphics portraying the end-goal of this construction project, please take a look at the video display in the window of Rossland Hardware, or watch them on the City of Rossland website at http://www.rossland.ca/ columbiawashington-construction-updates. Please contact us at columbiaproject@ rossland.ca with your comments, concerns, ideas, or questions. The telephone number for technical questions and concerns is 250362-2328.

or a skier. We’d just like to remind consignors that, if your gear is too old or too damaged, we can’t accept it for consignment. “While there may be a market for ‘fence skis,’ we don’t suggest that this is the best place to sell or to find them.” quips Andison. Representatives from the Nancy Greene Ski League will also be on hand to welcome any new or returning skier to the club. “We are encouraging anyone interested in joining Red Mountain Racers, or the Nancy Greene Ski League, to go to our new website, redmountainracers.com to learn about the club and to download the registration forms,” Phil Patterson, head coach of Red Mountain Racers, said. “But there will be lots of racers and racing parents at the swap to answer any questions you might have.” Nancy Greene Ski League is open to kids from 5-12 years old who are able to ride Red Chair unassisted (with the box). The Nancy Greene Ski League is the “FUNdamental” stage of ski racing. During this time, they will be introduced to

basic skiing techniques and skills, develop the ABC’S (agility, balance, coordination, strength/speed) in as many different snow conditions and terrains as possible and most of all, have fun on skis. Each year the children participate within their club in team and individual competitions. Included in the price are optional races that take place at local hills throughout the area with other Nancy Greene teams. The focus is on skill development and love of skiing. While the program does have an element of gate and speed training, fostering a love of the sport is the ultimate goal. Staff from Red Mountain Resort will have a booth set up to take your photo and issue your 2012-2013 seasons pass. The ski swap is a great place to connect with other racers, learn about the club, not to mention sell old gear and pick up new stuff. For more information Red Mountain Racers, the Nancy Greene Ski League or the 2012 Ski Swap, please go to http://www.redmountainracers.com .

Dust off last season’s skis, the annual ski swap is coming up

RED MOUNTAIN RACERS Contributed

It’s that time of year again, when the colours change on the hills, and the nights offer a touch of frost. And the winter tradition of shopping for new ski gear comes full circle with the selling of the old. Red Mountain Racers will be holding the annual Ski Swap on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Willi Krause Field House in Trail. Gear check in starts at 8:30 a.m. and experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you price your gear if you need it. There is a charge of $1 per checked item. Check-in continues through 11 a.m. Also on hand will be local ski shops selling new gear at reduced prices. “We always have a great selection of new and used gear at this swap,” said Christine Andison, who is organizing this year’s swap. “It is a great opportunity to update your equipment, whether you are a snowboarder


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Fruit pressing day is this Sunday, book ahead to reserve a spot

Rossland Harvest Rescue will be offering up a chance this weekend to turn your piles of apples that may be amassing, into juice. That’s because the annual community fruit pressing day is this Sunday, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants are asked to book a pressing time beforehand by calling Rachael Roussin at 362-5452 or David Klein at 362-9557 The pressing will take place at the same spot as last year near the community garden. Klein, who is the Harvest Rescue co-ordinator, said the pressing is for people who have apples and want to press them into juice. Harvest Rescue is associated with Bear Aware, Rossland Real Food. But Klein said that there hasn’t been as much interest this year as last, so there are still a lot of spots left. “There’s only a handful of people taking advantage of it this year,” he said. “Not enough fruit was pollinated.” The Harvest Rescue also works voluntarily to pick fruit trees of residents who may not be inclined to, in an effort to make Rossland less attractive to bears. I think there are still bears but the pickings is slimmer,” he said. Klein said the press is in working order/ “It hasn’t been repaired although it looks like it might get repaired this week,” Klein said, adding that even if the repairs don’t get done it still will function properly, but just doesn’t look as good. The repairs include getting a new base made out of plastic and some hard wood to replace the slats which have worn out over time, since the press is quite old. “Last year we pressed for 10 hours,” he said. “We had 700 litres of juice pressed. We had tons of people - 15 presses, 9 groups of people.”

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David Klein, Harvest Rescue co-ordinator, presses apples at last year’s community fruit pressing day. This year’s is this Sunday, Oct. 14. Arne Petryshen photo That included some students from Castlegar who brought a whole pickup truck full of apples. Participants must book a time. Each press takes about a half hour. Each press takes about 2-3 boxes of apples (produces approx. 22 liters of juice). If you want your apples washed, please bring them pre-washed as there is limited water on site.

Apples can go through the grinder and press ‘as is’. Nothing needs to be removed. Bring large containers for the juice. The press will only take apples. Please bring large cardboard boxes for the leftover pulp. Contact Klein at 362-9557 or Roussin at 362-5452 to book a time. Go to www.rosslandfood/harvestrescue for more info.

Open fire ban is still in effect Contributed

Despite cooler temperatures in recent days, droughtlike conditions persist in many of the Southeast Fire Centre’s fire zones. An open-burning prohibition has been in effect in the Southeast Fire Centre since July 13, and will remain in effect until the public is otherwise notified. Category 3 open fires are banned throughout the fire centre. Category 2 fires are banned throughout the fire centre with the exception of the Columbia Fire Zone. Specifically, the prohibitions apply to the burning of piled material, stubble, and grass. Open burning prohibitions are implemented to help prevent human-caused wildfires and to protect public safety. Anyone found in contravention of an open-fire prohibition may be issued a ticket for $345 or, if convicted in court, be fined up to $100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail. This prohibition does not apply to campfires, fires

in burning barrels, fireworks or cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. It also does not apply to resource management open fires, such as the one scheduled to occur within the next two weeks near Fir Mountain, west of Canal Flats. Campfires must not be larger than 0.5 metres by 0.5 metres in size. Anyone lighting a campfire must maintain a fireguard by removing flammable debris around the campfire area and must have a hand tool or at least eight litres of water available nearby to properly extinguish the fire. This prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of local governments that have forest fire prevention bylaws and are serviced by fire departments. Please check with civic authorities for any other prohibitions before lighting a fire. Report a wildfire or unattended campfire by calling *5555 on your cellphone or 1 800 663-5555 toll-free. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, please visit www.bcwildfire.ca

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The B.C. Court of Appeal has rejected a second attempt by the B.C. Liberal government to restrict third-party election advertising before the next provincial election. In a ruling released Thursday, the three-judge panel unanimously concluded that extending restrictions for 40 days before the formal 28-day election campaign is still an undue infringement on freedom of expression. An earlier restriction, extending 60 days before the 2009 election campaign, was struck down after a group of public sector unions challenged it in court. Attorney General Shirley Bond said Thursday the government will not appeal the latest ruling or attempt new restrictions in advance of the May 14, 2013 vote. Bond said the latest legislation met some of the court’s tests of fairness, but the government was not able to show that third-party advertising had unduly influenced voters in B.C. She said the U.S. election system shows what can happen when unlimited spending by wealthy interest groups dominates elections. “I think the court has provided us with a very thorough analysis and clear reasons, and have concluded that any restrictions to the advertising in the pre-election period is unconstitutional,” Bond said. “We sent this case to the B.C. Court of Appeal for advice, and we are going to accept that advice.” Former attorney general Wally Oppal made the original amendments to the B.C. Elections Act in 2008, saying they were needed to prevent election debates from being “hijacked by third parties.” The amendments limited political parties to spending $2.2 million in the 60 days before the official 28-day election campaign, and advocacy groups such as unions and business groups can spend only $150,000 during that time. We want to hear from you.

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Lots of programs starting for winter The Rossland Arena is now open and Public Skating has begun! If you’re interested in getting on the ice, public skating is on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45 p.m., Fridays from 5 – 6:30 p.m., Sundays from 2:30 – 4 p.m. and again on Sunday evening from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Rental skates are available for $2 if you don’t have your own. The Sunday, 2:30-4 p.m. Public Skating session sometimes cancels due to tournaments. Please check the City’s website, at: www.rossland.ca, city hall, arena - for weekly updates. If you’re a parent of a teenager, consider heading to Trail on Thursday, Oct. 18 to hear Gary Anaka, a brain based learning facilitator, talk about the Magical Teenage Brain. His talk includes information about how today’s high schools are full of teenagers struggling with learning challenges, fragile brain issues, boredom or stress. He’ll share information about how teachers and parents can unlock and engage the adolescent “digital” brain. The teenage brain is undergoing huge changes and is a work in progress! If you have a teenager and are looking for answers and information – make sure you take advantage of this free session. Gary will be presenting in the Theatre at Crowe, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct.18. Admission is with a donation to the local food bank. Co-Ed Adult Drop in Hockey has started! Join a great group of people for a fun, co-ed hockey program on Tuesday and Sunday nights. Tuesdays, the program runs from 9:45-11 p.m. and on Sundays from 9:15-10:30 p.m. Cost is $10 drop in or $80 for a 10 punch pass available from one of the co-ordinators, or from the recreation department. The recreation department would like to expand the Gymnastics programs, but need more instructors in order to do that. There is a Level 1 Gymnastics Coaching course coming up in Trail on Oct. 27-28. This is a Foundations 1 course. For more information or to register, please email cdubinsky@gymnastics.bc.ca or call Catherine Dubinsky at 604-333-3493. Guides has returned to Rossland with three new leaders! Guides is for girls in grades 4, 5 and 6 and meets on Mondays from 6:30-8 p.m. at RSS, in the cafeteria. For girls ages 9 to 11 years, Guides provides girls with opportunities to start developing leadership abilities by making decisions about unit activities, learning to

organize events and teaching each other new skills. The Guide program includes activities that deal with cybersafety, anti-bullying, self-esteem, health and fitness and environmental sustainability. Guides also have opportunities to take a stand on issues important to them and to make the world a better place through community service projects and volunteering at local events. For more information, please contact Tammie at dtgibson@ telus.net . The Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club is getting ready for the 2012/2013season! The Bunny/Jackrabbit program is run by volunteers who need your help. The club will provide the Introduction to Community Coaching (ICC) and the Community Coaching (CC) training for free. The ICC course starts Oct.19. If you are interested in coaching, please call Jennifer Schleppe at 250-362-7377 or email at rosslandca@hotmail.com. Senior’s Duffer Hockey starts this week, on Friday Oct. 12 at 9:30 a.m. If you love to play hockey and you’re over 50, this is the game for you! Players with varying skills are encouraged to come out and play with other “older” players in the spirit of fellowship and sportsmanship. All abilities are encouraged and welcome! If you have clean, returnable drinking containers, don’t forget the drop off available at the back of RSS, in the marked bin. RSS’s sports teams and extra-curricular clubs use the monies collected from the bin to offset the expense of tournaments, field trips, entrance fees and travel. The recreation department is still working through some challenging computer software issues that have resulted in the loss of all data for the period Aug. 12 to the end of September. Although the loss of information is complete, we are prioritizing the issues and are working through a system of re-entering the information. At the top of the list of concerns, are Miners’ Hall and arena bookings. If you have booked an event with the Department for a date in the future, during the months of August and September - for any of the facilities in Rossland – including the Miners’ Hall, arena or arena lounge – please contact our department. If you have any concern that we may no longer know about your booking – be it a birthday party, wedding, reunion, special event, musical performance – please call to confirm. Our number is 250-362-2327.


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Kootenay author Rita Moir will be reading at the Rossland Public Library tonight at 7 p.m. Submitted photo

living in the Kootenay Boundary. Each year a committee puts forth a shortlist of three books written by Kootenay authors. One of those books, The Third Crop, was selected by residents throughout the Kootenay/Boundary, who casted their votes at local public libraries. For more information go to the Kootenay Library Federation website at obok.ca, where you can find out more about the author, The Third Crop, and a schedule of Rita Moir’s OBOK tour. To find out more about Moir’s presentation contact the library at (250) 3627611.

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Flu season is approaching and public health nurses across Interior Health are gearing up for the launch of this year’s influenza (flu) vaccination campaign. Public flu clinics will begin in some communities the week of Oct. 15. “There are many myths and misconceptions about the flu shot so it’s important for people to get accurate information to help them stay healthy,� said Dr. Rob Parker, medical health officer with Interior Health. “For example, the flu shot cannot give you the flu. The vaccine used in B.C. contains dead influenza viruses that cannot cause infection.� Influenza is a highly contagious infection and can be very serious, especially for those with heart, lung and other health problems. In years when influenza is widespread in B.C., hundreds of people may die from influenza or its complications, such as pneumonia. “The two most important ways to protect yourself from getting the flu are to wash your hands frequently and get your flu shot,� said Parker. “Flu vaccinations are a proven, safe and effective way to reduce your chances of getting the flu. The flu shot also lessens the severity of symptoms for those who do get the flu.� In B.C. the flu vaccine is free for: -People 65 years and older and their caregivers/ household contacts -All children age 6 to 59 months of age -Household contacts and caregivers of infants age 0 to 59 months of age -Children and adults with chronic health conditions and their household contacts -Aboriginal people -Children & adolescents (6 months to 18 years) with conditions treated for long periods of time with AspirinŽ or ASA and their household contacts -Residents of nursing homes and other chronic care facilities -Pregnant women who will be in their third tri-

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The history of the Slocan Valley is synonymous with the people who have travelled through it, enjoyed its abundant resources and built their homes and communities there. Rita Moir, who has made her home in the valley since 1975, is one of those people. Moir presents her beautiful book of image and essay, The Third Crop: A personal and historical journey into the photo albums and shoeboxes of the Slocan Valley 1800s to early 1940s, at the Rossland Public Library tonight at 7 p.m. In The Third Crop, Moir embarks on a personal journey through memorabilia found in private albums, dusty shoeboxes, and community archives, skillfully and passionately recounting the stories of an era that was pivotal in forming the character of the Valley. More than 160 historic photographs are beautifully juxtaposed with contemporary images of the valley. The Third Crop is Moir’s fourth book. Survival Gear (Polestar, 1994), Buffalo Jump: A Woman’s Travels (Coteau, 1999), The Windshift Line: A Father and Daughter’s Story (Greystone, 2005), have all been shortlisted for or have won awards, including B.C.’s Hubert Evans award. One Book, One Kootenay (OBOK), a project of the Kootenay Library Federation, is a region-wide book club that celebrates the work of the talented writers

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mester during influenza season and their household contacts (pregnant women who are in other high risk groups can be immunized at any time during the pregnancy) -People who are very obese (BMI > 40) -Health-care and other care providers in facilities and community settings who are capable of transmitting influenza disease to those at high risk of influenza complications -People who provide essential community services (First Responders, Corrections Workers) -Inmates of provincial correctional institutions -People who work with live poultry and/or swine -Individuals who provide care or service in potential outbreak settings housing high risk persons (e.g., crew on ships) “Everyone can benefit from a flu shot. Even if you don’t become severely ill, getting the flu can mean several missed days of school or work and you may pass it on to someone who is at greater risk,� said Dr. Parker. “The flu shot is anywhere from 60 to 90 per cent effective in preventing influenza and if you don’t get it, you can’t spread it.� People not eligible for the free flu vaccine through the publicly-funded program should contact their physician, local pharmacy, walk-in clinic, travel clinic or private provider. To find a flu clinic near you, watch for local announcements on dates and times in your community, visit our website at www.interiorhealth.ca (under Your Health - Immunization - 2012 Seasonal Flu Campaign) for a complete listing or contact your local public health office. Many physician offices and pharmacies also provide vaccines free to those who are eligible. For more information about influenza, contact your local public health office (look under Interior Health in the blue pages of your phone book) or visit our website at www.interiorhealth.ca. Information is also available on the Immunize BC website at www.immunizebc.ca, or on HealthLink BC at www.healthlinkbc.ca. You can also call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 to speak to a health-care professional.

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ire Prevention Week takes place from Oct. 7 through to Oct. 13. The theme for this year is “Have Two Ways Out.” Fire Prevention Week is recognized every October during the full week – Sunday through Saturday – that Oct. 7 falls on. Despite the fact that fewer fire losses are reported in Canada, still, on average, eight Canadians die from fire every week.

Most of these fires are preventable and caused by careless behaviour. That is why it is critical to educate Canadians and incite them to act. During this week, fire departments across the nation will promote public awareness of the dangers of fire and the ways we can protect ourselves from fire. To this point, Fire Prevention Canada’s newly revamped website contains fire prevention and educational material. It is designed for the public to consult at, www.

fiprecan.ca. Fire Chief Martin says, “This year’s theme underscores the importance of making Canadians aware of the simple preventative measures they can take to prevent disaster from occurring to them. Statistics reveal that most fires are caused by careless behavior. An ounce of prevention in this case will save lives, homes and everything that we hold dear. It is the responsibility of every Canadian to educate themselves on the simple fire prevention measures they can take.”

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Smell gas? Get out, then call: FortisBC’s 24-hour Emergency Line at 1-800-663-9911, or 911. Natural gas is used safely in homes across B.C. everyday. FortisBC adds an odourant that smells like rotten eggs or sulphur. If there’s a leak, you’ll smell it.

This week is Fire Prevention week across B.C. Each year fire claims many lives and causes thousands of dollars in damage. Many of these tragedies could have been avoided. And so each year the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) offers tips for Canadians to learn how to prevent and respond appropriately in case of a fire. “Canadians must be aware of the simple preventative measures they can take to prevent disaster from happening to them,” says Lindsay Olson, vice president, BC, Saskatchewan and Manitoba with IBC. “Statistics show that most fires are caused by careless behaviour. An ounce of prevention and education can help save lives, homes and irreplaceable keepsakes,” adds Olson. Understanding the common causes of fire is the first step in fire prevention. Nearly one in three fires is caused by carelessness or negligent use of combustible materials, cooking appliances or mechanical and electrical malfunctions. Pre-planning and maintaining a fire safe environment helps to prevent fires from happening and ensures you are better prepared to handle a fire emergency. First and foremost, smoke detectors should be installed on every floor of your home. Statistics show Almost half of installed smoke detectors are not in good operating condition. Even worse, many homes are still not equipped with smoke detectors. Here are some important tips to protect you against fire: *For more detailed information on each tip press CTRL and click on the hyperlinks.

-Check and maintain your smoke detectors. Replace batteries at least once a year around Daylight Savings Time. -Establish a fire evacuation plan. Practise your fire escape plan with all your family members. -In the event of house fire don’t waste a second, leave your house and call the fire department. -In the event of an apartment fire never use an elevator and always feel your door before exiting, if it is hot do not open it. -Use your kitchen safely. Don’t leave anything cooking unattended. Turn off the stove even if you leave the room for just a few seconds. -Safely store matches and lighters away from children. Ask your children to tell you when they find matches or lighters. Remind them each time such items are for adults only. -Be careful if you smoke. Never smoke in bed. Wet cigarette butts before disposing them. -Be careful with electricity. Spot devices that are dangerous or in poor condition: flickering lamps, bare wires, open circuit breakers etc. -Give space heaters space. Leave at least one meter (three feet) between combustible materials and space heaters. -Get rid of combustible waste. Regularly dispose of anything that could cause a fire: paints, solvents you no longer need, or stacks of paper etc. For more information on fire prevention visit ibc. ca About Insurance Bureau of Canada Insurance Bureau of Canada is the national industry association representing Canada’s private home, car and business insurers. Its member companies represent 90 per cent of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada.


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Smoke alarms save lives “Fall backâ€? to smart home safety As most Canadians turn back the clocks on November 4, here are some timely smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) safety tips: s7HENYOU change your clocks, test your smoke arlam. s9OUHAVE less than three minutes to escape a ďŹ re. So when smoke alarms sound, everyone must know what to do and where to go. Having and practising an escape plan is essential. s)NSTALLONESMOKEALARM on every storey and outside BEDROOMS)NSTALLINSIDE bedrooms if you sleep with doors closed. s%NSUREALLSMOKEALARMS are fully powered. Never take out batteries or remove an alarm from ceiling due to a false alarm. s)FYOURHOMEHASANY fuel-burning devices such as a gas furnace, gas water heater, gas appliances, or an attached garage or carport, install at least one CSAapproved carbon monoxide outside all sleeping areas. One per storey is recommended.

s2EPLACESMOKEALARMSEVery 10 years, and CO alarms every 7-10 years (depending on manufacturer) whether battery operated or hardwired into your home’s electrical system. Carbon monoxide is colourless, odourless and tasteless. So without a CO alarm, humans cannot detect its presence. Despite the average home having several potential sources of the deadly gas, studies show that nearly 60 per cent of Canadians have not INSTALLEDA#/ALARM)NADdition to being impossible to detect, CO also has another nefarious trait. Symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure mimic the u, without the FEVER)TISROUTINELYRESPONsible for thousands of clinic and hospital visits each year, and is commonly misdiagnosed. Prolonged or extreme exposure causes nausea, dizziness, confusion, the loss of physical mobility, brain damage and ultimately, death. More home safety resources can be found on the www. safeathome.ca web site.

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Black Jack Ski Club is gearing up for their season with early-bird season passes already on sale on their website. There are a number of early-bird prizes, including a Red Mountain Resort season pass, nights at the Fairmont and Prestige Hotels and chocolate, up for grabs. The ski club features a 2.5 km lit loop for skiing later in the evening and last year there were 617 members ranging from ages 1 to 80, from Rossland, Trail, Warfield, Castlegar and elsewhere.

The Black Jack Ski Swap is also approaching, and will be at the Prestige in Rossland on Saturday, Nov. 3. Equipment drop-off is from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Selling starts at 11 a.m. Sign up for all of our programs, buy your season pass, get your skis waxed by the Junior Racers and put your name in the draw for door prizes: Mountain Nugget Chocolate, Red Mountain Day Pass, the famous Black Jack coffee mug, and more! Gerick’s, Betty Go Hard, Petite Fromage, Andy Morel (Kootenay Nordic Ventures) and more. For more info contact Diana at 362-7717.

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Community Input Session will be cancelled. Notice of cancellation of a Community Input Session will be provided to those who register with the Commission Secretary for the Community Input Session. A short information session will be held on how to participate in a Commission proceeding at 5:45 p.m. prior to the commencement of the evening Community Input Sessions. An information letter will be posted to the Commission’s proceeding website providing Participants with procedural information on the Community Input Session. All submissions and/or correspondence received from active participants or the public relating to the Application, will be placed on the public record and posted to the Commission’s web site. Wh>//E^Wd/KEK&d,KhDEd^ The Application and supporting documents will be available for viewing on the Commission’s website at ďĐƵĐ͘ĐŽŵ. 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. &hZd,Z/E&KZDd/KE 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 ŽŵŵŝƐƐŝŽŶ͘^ĞĐƌĞƚĂƌLJΛďĐƵĐ͘ĐŽŵ.


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Chance to hear plans for Rossland Museum tonight

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Since last year, a group of Rossland residents has been exploring exciting options for the future of the Rossland Museum. Now they want to hear from you through two public brainstorming sessions and a public survey. The public sessions

are scheduled for the afternoon (1-3 p.m.) and the evening (7-9 p.m.) for tonight at the museum itself. “We see this as an exciting process to identify opportunities for a hugely important community asset,” says Mayor Greg Granstrom, a member of the Rossland Museum Gateway Project Committee. “The

sessions will bring residents up to date on what’s been happening since the permanent closure of the Adit, allow them to hear from renowned museum expert Wayne Wilson, and solicit ideas for moving forward for an improved museum and heritage site.” Residents are encouraged to share

their ideas via a short on-line survey below. The most promising ideas will be considered as part of the overall development plan. The museum will be open 30 minutes before each public session for guided tours. Light refreshments will also be served at the sessions. Attendees of the sessions and those

filling out the on-line survey will be eligible for double Red Mountain Resort day pass draw prizes. The Museum Gateway Project Committee includes representatives from the City of Rossland, the Rossland Museum and Archive Society, Tourism Rossland, Teck Trail Operations and other organizations.

WHO INSTALLS YOUR WINTER TIRES IS AS IMPORTANT AS YOUR WINTER TIRES. Ford Technicians aren’t your typical mechanics. They’re trained by Ford to know your Ford better than anyone else, especially when it comes to winter tires. They’ll help you find the tires that fit your vehicle best, according to its year, model, weight and drivetrain. This winter, don’t let just anyone install your winter tires. TRUST THE EXPERTS WHO KNOW YOUR FORD BEST.

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For more details and offers, visit us at your BC Ford Store or ford.ca All offers expire December 15, 2012. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See Service Advisor for complete details. Applicable taxes and provincial levies not included. Dealer may sell for less. Only available at participating locations. 1Storage term is at the Dealer’s sole discretion, up to a maximum of one year. ††In order to receive a local competitor’s advertised price: (i) tires must be purchased and installed at your participating Ford Dealer; (ii) customer must present the competitor’s actual local advertisement (containing the lower price) which must have been printed within 30 days of the sale; and (iii) the tires being purchased must be the same brand, sidewall, speed and load ratings as shown in the competitive advertisement. Offer only available at participating Ford dealerships. This offer is valid on the cost of the tire only and does not include labour costs, valve stems, mounting, balancing, disposal, and taxes. Offer does not apply to advertised prices outside of Canada, in eBay advertisements, by tire wholesalers and online tire retailers, or closeout, special order, discontinued and clearance/liquidation offers. Limited time offer. Offer may be cancelled or changed at any time without prior notice. See your Service Advisor for details. VFord Protection Plan is only available for non-commercial cars and light trucks. If an eligible Ford, Motorcraft® or Ford-approved part fails due to a defect in material or workmanship, wear out or rust through, it will be replaced at no charge as long as the original purchaser of the part owns the vehicle on which the part was installed. Labour is covered for the first 12 months or 20,000 km (whichever occurs first) after the date of installation. Emergency brake pads are not eligible under this plan. See Service Advisor for complete details and limitations. ‡‡ Rebate offers are manufacturer’s mail-in rebates. Rebates available on select Hankook, Continental (credit card gift card), General Tire (credit card gift card), Goodyear, Dunlop, Pirelli, Yokohama, Bridgestone (credit card gift card), Firestone (credit card gift card), Michelin and Toyo tires. Offers are valid on qualifying sets of four tires, purchased and installed at participating locations during the respective promotion periods for each tire brand. Offer is valid on the cost of the tire(s) only and does not include labour costs, valve stems, mounting, balancing, disposal, and taxes. Amount of rebates, start dates and expiration dates (range from November 20 – December 31, 2012) vary depending on tire manufacturer. It is the responsibility of the customer to submit the required claim forms and proof of purchase to the relevant tire manufacturer with sufficient postage by the required deadline for that rebate offer. See your Service Advisor for complete details and claim forms. ** Excludes emergency brake pads or shoes. Machining or replacement of rotors and drums available at additional cost. © 2012 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.


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Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $10,000/$10,000/$7,250 and freight and air tax of $1,700 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for model shown: 2012 F-150 4X4 5.0L V8: [14.9L/100km (19MPG) City, 10.5L/100km (27MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, and driving habits. †F-150: When properly equipped. Max. towing of 11,300 lbs with 3.5L EcoBoost and 6.2L 2 valve 4X2 V8 engines. Max. payload of 3,120 lbs with 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engines. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR, non-hybrid. Super Duty: Max. conventional towing capability of 17,500 lbs. on F-350 and max. 5th Wheel towing capability of 24,500 lbs. On F-450 when properly equipped. Max. payload capability of 7,110 lbs. on F-350 when properly equipped. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR vs. 2011/2012 competitors. ††Max. horsepower of 411 and max. torque of 434 on F-150 6.2L V8 engine. 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money-saving tips, dangers of joint ownership, explanation of probate, capital gains tax overview, funeral pre-planning information as well as cremation options. “The Grateful Executor” seminar will be held Tuesday October 16 at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall, 2141 Columbia Ave. Trail. To register, call 250-368-8080

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Kootenay Roller Derby headed to national championships WKWRD Submitted

The West Kootenay Women’s roll-

er derby All-Star team, the Kootenay Kannibelles, will be heading to the Canadian national championships in early 2013. The team, currently ranked sixth

in Canada in just their second season, features seven Rossland skaters. The Kanibelles earned their spot by finishing second at the Canadian westerns in Nelson this summer. As part of their fundraising campaign to finance their adventure to the nationals the Kannibelles have teamed up with local game show performing company “The Price Is Jeopardy Or No Deal Of Fortune” for a special one-off performance of the fun filled show at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson. The show, with the catchphrase “Don’t just see the show, Be the show,” features a mix of games and challenges designed to get the audience involved as they test their brains, skills and inhibitions to win points for their teams and prizes for themselves. And there will be a lot of The West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby All-Star team, the Kootenay Kannibelles will be heading to the Canadian National Championships early next year. The team is coached by Rossland Gnarlie’s Angels coach Phil Loosly and includes seven Angels team members. Arne Petryshen photo prizes, including our grand prize a $700 spa package for two people from Halcyon Hot Springs. The package includes 2 nights in a cottage, a $100 meal voucher per day for the Kingfisher Restaurant, a 55 min relaxation massage per person, a gift bag with two bottles of Halcyon Lithia Water, a Jar of Halcyon Bath Salts, and all pool passes with free pool towel service. The link between the team and the show is Kannibelles coach Phil Loosley, who splits his time between his derby persona ‘Coach Phil Yer Pants’ and his game show host alias ‘Phillus Dillus’. Phil started the show as a

fundraising event for Rossland Radio Co-Op in 2009 and since then it has evolved to entertain the people of the Kootenays at conferences, after-dinner events and parties, with clients including Columbia Basin Trust, the BC Seniors’ Games and FortisBC. The 19 and over show will be staged at the Capitol Theatre on Oct. 27, doors open at 7 p.m. with the fun getting underway at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available through the Capitol Theatre box office in person, by phone or online. Check website for details http:// www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca/Contact info.

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THE SALE CONTINUES at Georama.

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Rossland News, October 11, 2012  

October 11, 2012 edition of the Rossland News

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