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Bessie and The Back Eddies played a Halloween show at the Minersâ€™ Hall Saturday night. The band is a seven piece old school R&B show band which provided plenty of upbeat numbers for the costumed guests to dance to at the Rossland Council of Arts and Culture show. Arne Petryshen photo
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In council last week, Coun. Cary Fisher was not happy about the taxation service levels in Rossland. Fisher noted that taxes in Rossland are high and the city and council should be thinking
of tightening their budget, but instead had â€œnot even considered it.â€? Fisher said that itâ€™s been on his mind lately and so heâ€™s been talking to Rossland residents around town, asking whether they knew what they were paying for. He said that 70 per cent of the people didnâ€™t have a very
good idea of where their tax money went. He wondered then if residents wanted many of the services that they currently pay into, saying they should put the question out to the public to get input on the programs the city pays for but may not be as vital to them. Fisher then offered a sample:
â€œHow important is the museum?â€? he asked. â€œWhat are the things other than essential services (that people want to pay for)? Discussion needs to be with everyone in town.â€? Coun. Jill Spearn disagreed with Fisherâ€™s commentary, saying that since the residents elect council to take care of the
cityâ€™s business. She also noted that she wasnâ€™t at all surprised that people werenâ€™t aware of all the things they pay for, since prior to being elected, she had no idea either. Coun. Kathy Moore said the city needed to communicate better how they spend the money.
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Nancy Greene Summit are ready for the snow season. If you would like to help cut firewood, make interesting repairs, or just learn where the huts are, get some exercise, and help put the â€œpartyâ€? in work party, contact Les Carter at 250-362-5677, retrac01@telus. net. 3044-"/%%08/508/$&-"5*0/his happening Saturday, Nov. 3. The events should
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3044-"/%'*(63&4,"5*/($-6#Help support our local skaters. Annual Purdyâ€™s choc-
olate fundraiser. Taking orders now until Wednesday Nov. 21. Great for Christmas gifts. Brochures available at the Rossland News Office located at 2114 Columbia Ave. or email firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your support. Missed registration? Would your children like to learn to skate? Email email@example.com for more info about RFSC.
#-"$,+"$,4,*48"1is on Saturday, Nov. 3 at thePrestige Mountain Resort in Ross-
land. Equipment drop-off is from 8:30-10:30am. Selling starts at 11am. 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 some fabulous door prizes. For more info contact Diana at 362-7717.
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a.m., Sept. 7- Dec. 21. Contact Lynn Amann at 362-7611 for more info. Free.
53"*-4&"$"%&54 Ages 12-18 Meets every Tuesday 6pm-9pm at the 44th Trail Armory in Shaverâ€™s Bench. 1990 - 7th Ave Contact Richard Chanig at 250-364-6247 3044-"/%3&"%4Rossland Reads finale is Sunday at 4 p.m. at Cafe Books West. The four books are now down to two and their defenders are ready for the third debate. Check out rosslandreads.wordpress.com for more info, or contact Tara Howse 3627420. (0-%&/$*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
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at the Cominco Memorial Centre. Brass and woodwind players welcomed. For more info, contact Andrea McKay, 362-7604.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., to call Bill at 362-9462 or Jim at 364-1051. Beginners are welcomed!
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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 email@example.com or by calling (250)362-5835.
Tuesdays. Cubs (ages 8,9,10) Thursdays. Contact Shanna Tanabe: 362-0063.
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month starting in September. It carries a great Rossland tradition into a new season. The music starts at 7 p.m. in the Rossland Minersâ€™ Hall, in a relaxing cafe setting with coffee, tea and good things to eat. Donâ€™t miss the opening event of another season of fun! Les Carter, 250-362-5677, email@example.com. 4$&/&456%*0: Acting for All! Rosslandâ€™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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land to Salmo for girls aged 5 to 17. Call 250-367-7115. Leaders also wanted.
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the third Wed. of every month. All members of Branch #14 are asked to attend.
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June, SHSS, Castlegar. Annual fee $10. Contact Jean, 365-8100, or Grace, 364-1426.
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Celebrate Rossland downtown Saturday COLUMBIA TASK FORCE Submitted
This is week 25 of the 26 week construction schedule. All the terra cotta coloured paving tiles have been laid, and the grey pavers near the cenotaph, Father Pat Memorial and Harry Lefevre Square will be completed by Friday. The stage in Harry Lefevre Square should be finished by week’s end. All plantings will also be complete by then. The streetlights are now turning on at night and the banners will be hanging on the light standards by the end of this week. The base for the Spirit of Red’s Olaus Jeldness statue will be built in front of the Bank of Montreal building in the next two weeks, but the statue itself is scheduled to be installed later this winter. Bus stop shelters will begin to be built this week and finished by end of next week. The downtown re-opening celebration will be this Saturday, Nov. 3. The party is from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be music, activities for kids and great sales from our downtown merchants. At 2 p.m., please meet everyone at St. Paul and Columbia Avenue, in front of the Alpine Grind. That’s where the ribbon cutting ceremony will take place. Then from around 2:202:30 p.m., there will be a community procession down Columbia Avenue Please bring your wheels, weather permitting: bikes, strollers, rollerblades, or skateboards. At 2:30 p.m., once everyone has congregated near Harry Lefevre Square, a community photo will be taken from above. This is a historic moment, so please make the effort to be there! Service groups are encouraged to come in uniform and stand together as a visible group in the photograph. For more information about the party, please refer to the Rossland Chamber of Commerce website or call Renee at 362-5666. We could still use a few more volunteers! As always, please feel free to visit Mayor Granstrom Mondays from 10:3011:30 a.m. at city hall. Please contact us at email@example.com with your comments, concerns, ideas or questions. The telephone number for technical questions and concerns is 250-362-2328.
Jobs in teck are booming STAFF WRITER Rossland News
“British Columbia has a ready source of great jobs and careers in technology. Our education programs need to keep up with that demand. John Leech, Executive Director of the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC, explains that, “Every system we rely on – water, roads and transportation, telecommunications and Internet, hydro and natural gas, environment, health, forestry, and many more – utilizes engineering and applied science technology professionals working in the background. BC’s telecom and IT, animation and many other sectors produce new careers every month.” ASTTBC has more than 10,000 members currently working in thousands of careers available to graduates of two-year diploma programs available at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and other B.C. colleges and institutes. “Our members enjoy rewarding, well-paid and often recession-proof careers in public service and the private sector alike,” Leech states. “For huge numbers of young men
and women, technology is the answer. In B.C. and across Canada, technology permeates every workplace and job. We need to get capable students involved and engaged in applied sciences and head off workforce shortages by building a B.C. ‘Science and Technology Culture’.” Leech calls on government for renewed efforts to build student skills and confidence in math and science programming. “We especially need to interest young students in science and how things work,” Leech says. “Young students use technology every day – smart phones, iPads and computers. They play video games, even build robots.” Leech lauds the recent “Year of Science” program that encouraged students toward so-called “STEM” subjects – science, technology, engineering and math. Citing the recent $6 million B.C. campaign to encourage careers in trades, Leech urges a similar effort to build awareness of engineering technology education and careers. BC Technology Industries Association employers like Telus and BC Hydro and many smaller technology-rich companies say the single most important position they now
struggle to fill is Specialty Technician/Technologist. Even the Canadian Council of Chief Executives expressed concern that only 37 per cent of 16- to 18-year-olds were interested in taking even one post-secondary course in sciences, according to a recent Angus Reid survey. Leech says the opportunities for those seeking work in the technology field are considerable given a wave of retirements of present-generation B.C. technology professionals that is already underway. “Half of our membership is now middle-aged at 45-plus, and 22 per cent are over age 55!” he says. “Every region of B.C. shows growing demand,” Leech concludes. “New two-year technology diploma programs are still needed in the north and central B.C. However, young people are investing to travel so they can earn the necessary tech qualifications.” It would appear their investment is a smart move, as it will result in a broad range of career opportunities. Industries in all regions of B.C. support programs for local trainees to fill engineering and applied science technologist, technician and technical specialist positions.
Thursday, November 1, 2012 Rossland News Publisher: Barbara Blatchford Editor: Arne Petryshen Sales: Monika Smutny 2114 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250-362-2183
Don’t forget to fall back this weekend This weekend is that time of year that the clocks change back one hour. While that can mean one extra hour of sleep per night, it also gives the impresion that there is more time to stay up later. It’s also the time of year where the nights get longer and the days shorter. On the road, motorists are being urged to drive with extra caution as they adjust to the fall time change that brings darker evening commutes, often along with worse weather and visibility. The turning back of the clocks at the end of Daylight Savings Time on Saturday night in theory gives an extra hour of sleep, but an ICBC survey found 30 per cent of drivers squander it by staying up later. That can worsen drivers’ concentration, alertness behind the wheel and reaction time to hazards. On the other end of things it means the nights come earlier and the dark gloom of the winter can start to creep in. That’s why it’s important to get out and continue doing activities, since that can help to make you feel less like you’re stuck in a cabin. The time change can also be a good opportunity to do some other important things in your house. Things like changing the batteries and checking your fire alarms, flashlights and other supplies and going through and discarding outdated medicine and other items.
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Tickets available for inspiring story You may have heard the story of Warren McDonald, the double above-knee amputee who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2003, after losing both legs during a backpacking trek in Australia, six years earlier. McDonald’s story was featured on the television show, “I Shouldn’t Be Alive” and he was also interviewed on the Oprah show. McDonald’s accident occurred when he was climbing to the summit of a peak when he became trapped beneath a one-ton boulder in a freak rock fall. His companion, Geert van Keulen, a Dutch traveler he’d met the day before was his only hope for survival. As McDonald lay crushed, van Keulen raced down the mountain to get help. The “test of will” lasted two days before a helicopter arrived, and he was rescued. McDonald will be speaking on November 27 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Rossland Secondary School in the auditorium. His lecture, “The Challenge of Change” will be an inspiring and eye-opening information session, designed to help motivate and encourage people to achieve their best despite obstacles or setbacks. Tickets are available for $15 at the recreation department at city hall. For more information about McDonald and his incredible story, log on to his website at; www.warren-macdonald. com. 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. Lots of drop in recreation in Rossland if you’re busy but looking for an opportunity to get some exercise and have some fun! Basketball is played at RSS on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. in the gym; Indoor Soccer is played on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. in the RSS Gym; Pickleball is also on Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. in the MacLean Elementary School gym; Adult Co-Ed Rec Hockey is on Tuesday nights from 9:45-11 p.m. and on Sunday nights from 9:15-10:30 p.m. in the Rossland arena; Volleyball is played at RSS in the gym on Thursdays from 7:30 p.m. and for those who prefer morning exercise, Zumba is on Monday and Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. in the Miners’ Hall and Stretch & Strength is on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8:30 a.m., in the Miners’ Hall. Hey teens and parents of teens! If you’re looking for a unique opportunity that focuses on experiences, skills, life experiences and fun, consider the Duke of Edin-
burgh’s International Award. The award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people - bringing together practical experiences and life skills to create committed global citizens and equipping young people for life. The award is open to all young people ages 14-24 years, regardless of their background and circumstances. It’s about personal development and is a non-competitive, enjoyable, voluntary and balanced program, which requires sustained effort over time. The program enables young people to demonstrate self-development within an internationally recognized framework and is comprised of three levels; Bronze, Silver and Gold – each progressively more challenging. The award is comprised of four sections: Service, Skills, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey and includes a Residential Project at the Gold level. Best of all, the award is completely individualized and personal. Obtaining this award is a great addition to a resume or a College or University application. If you’re interested, please check out the Duke of Ed’s website, at www.dukeofed.org. Teck is sponsoring the program in our area and will cover the costs of registering. For more information, please contact the recreation department at 250-362-2327 or by email at email@example.com. If you’d like to get some exercise indoors, out of the rain and you want to have fun, consider heading to the Miners’ Hall on Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for Folk Dancing! The style is English country and contra dance and no experience is needed! Drop-in is $8 or register w/ Rossland Rec for a discounted rate. The Friends of the Rossland Range, or FORR, are having their annual general meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Parish Hall, in Rossland. For more information, log on to www.rosslandrange.org. Senior’s Duffer Hockey has started and runs on Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 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.
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Battle of the Sexes, a fundraiser to raise money for cancer research and raise awareness of preventative measures took place last Wednesday. The night saw over 80 people pack into the Flying Steamshovel to play trivia, dance and get informed. The total raised for the evening was $1349 which will be donated to Cancer Support Services. Arne Petryshen photo
Don’t miss the Black Jack Ski Swap ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor
It’s that time of year again to get equipped for the upcoming Nordic ski season, and the Black Jack Ski Club is offering a way to do just that this weekend. That’s because the club is holding their annual ski swap. Drop-off of equipment is from 8:30-10:30 a.m. And selling begins at 11 a.m. Diana Wilkes, an organizer with Black Jack, said people should get there early as there is generally a line up in the hallway at the Prestige Mountain Resort before the doors open. “Then we kick open the passageway and it’s like a mob scene,” Wilkes joked. “We’re doing it a bit earlier this year so that people will be ready for the coming season and have their memberships and passes purchased. We want to get the buzz started early in the season.” Wilkes said she suspects it will be an interesting event this year, as there is another big event going on in the vicinity, that is the grand opening of the Rossland downtown. “I think it will have that social buzz about it. People have already been skiing, so you’ll hear those stories of so-and-so went here
and so-and-so went there,” she said. The club encourages people to bring out equipment that they’re not using or have grown out of. “It’s a great opportunity to move that stuff along,” Wilkes noted. “Kid’s stuff is always highly desired, so if people have kids that are growing out of their sizes, I know the club always appreciates having a lot of kids’ sizes, because a lot of people come looking for used equipment for kids.” While the swap is mostly tailored to Nordic skiing, clothing and equipment from backcountry and even downhill is sometimes available. “It’s nice to have a Nordic focus, but certainly clothing is always welcome, jackets ski pants, toques, gloves,” she said. “There’s quite an array of stuff, but it tends to focus on boots, skis, bindings, poles.” The Black Jack Racing Team will also be nearby to wax cross-country skis. There will also be the chance to enter the Black Jack early bird prize competition. Buy your season pass to the Black Jack Nordic groomed ski trails at the early bird price to be eligible for the next three drawings: Nov. 10, 20, and Dec. 1 (the last day for early bird pricing). Prizes in the November 10 draw include: An adult season pass at Black Jack, Skate
ski lesson with Lesley Beatson, Women on cross-country ski clinic with Andy Morel and a Handbag from Red Pair shoe store If you don’t win a prize this time: you still remain entered for prizes in subsequent draws. To purchase your pass, go to the website and follow the directions there: www. skiblackjack.ca. The last day of early bird pricing is Dec. 1. The Black Jack ski trails are a quick fiveminute drive from downtown Rossland, and offer 40 km of machine-groomed track for skate and classic skiing, providing a great way to build and maintain fitness, have fun, enjoy the winter landscape and views, and socialize with friends, family, and neighbours. The trails and facilities are maintained and operated by the mostly-volunteer Black Jack Ski Club. The trails generally open earlier than Red Mountain Resort, so skiers can start to get their ski legs under them before the big pow hits. Black Jack also offers a 2.5 km night skiing loop; a doggy loop; a large trailhead cabin; two trailside cabins; a biathlon range; and more. An adult pays off a season’s pass in ten or eleven visits at the early bird pricing. Owning a pass makes it easy to throw skis on and get outside, whether it is for a day or even just half an hour before or after work.
Red Mountain up against the best
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Time is running out to vote for Rossland in a Powder magazine contest. The contest is the Ski Town Throwdown, a March Madness bracket-style tournament where Powder Facebook followers vote on their favorite places to ski. The vote goes until today (Nov. 1) at midnight for the 1-seed Rossland/Nelson versus 8-seed Sugarloaf. The winner ad-
vances to the Sweet 16. With the Red Mountain expansion underway, the extra terrain could add some extra momentum for Rossland and Nelson. “I think quintessentially Rossland is one of the best ski towns in Canada if not North America,” said Rossland Chamber of Commerce’s Renee Clark, told the Trail Times earlier this week. “The whole expansion thing is creating a bit of a buzz. I’m getting more and more
phone calls on my end about people wanting to move here, people wanting to open business in our area, so anything that happens up at Red is a great thing for our community and area.” If Rossland/Nelson goes on (votes are close at press time), it will face Whitefish, Mo or Whistler, B.C. in the round of 16. The winner of the throwdown will be decided after Dec. 20. To vote, go to facebook. com/powdermagazine.
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Rossland Secondary’s senior drama class put on one of their largest productions Tuesday, the annual Fright Night tour. Guests are taken through a series of scenes of horror, tunnels and curtains for the Halloween fundraiser. Arne Petryshen photos
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RSS drama students bring on the scares with stops for scenes of horror, including zombies, satanic rituals and screaming menARNE PETRYSHEN tal patients. Rossland News Editor Drama teacher Lisa Henderson said the The senior drama class at Rossland Sec- Fright Night goes back a long time. The draondary put on the annual Fright Night Tues- ma classes took it over completely in 2009, day. The senior class includes grades 8 -12. before that it was run by the Parent Advisory Tickets for the show were bought in ad- Council. vance and guests show up at their allotted “It used to be attached to the kid’s cartime, and are then toured through a maze, nival and PAC used to run it,” Henderson explained. “They used to charge a dollar. There were no time slots and people would line up and be stuck in this hallway for an hour waiting to go through. “We’ve been doing it on our own since 2009 but helping to do it for years before that, possibly ten or 15 years.” She said when they first began over 10 years ago, it was called the haunted house. “All you did was went in one end of the home economics lab, went through some tunnels and then went out,” she said. “Then I got involved and it took awhile for people to learn that it wasn’t someYour Friendly Pharmacy thing to drop your three year old Full service pharmacy • Gifts • Cards off at.” ALPINE DRUG MART Henderson said a lot of work 2060 Columbia Ave. Rossland went into the display and the complete makeover of the auditorium. 250•362•5622 “It’s a lot of hours, a lot of duct Customer parking behind store
tape and a lot of staples that go into that,” she said. “My husband doesn’t even recognize me anymore.” They usually have 10-15 scenes every year acted out by a class of anywhere from 22 to 30 students. Profits from the event go towards paying the cost of all that duct tape and makeup that was used - not to mention the fake blood. “We had a few hundred dollars of staples, tape and blood, lots of blood was used,” she said. “Other money gets put aside for our scholarships and some will help kids get to the New York trip.”
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Cooking up healthy food to fight cancer ARNE PETRYSHEN
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This Sunday, Rossland will be hosting a fundraiser that will bring together famous cooks and chefs from the community. The Kiss Off Cancer 2012 Cook Off challenges chefs to use ingredients proven to help fight cancer risk, as well as serve up delicious dishes. Tickets for the event are $20 ($40 for a family) and will give you a ticket to enjoy all the delicious creations. Organizer Diana Daghofer explained that they held the first event in the spring of 2011, but decided to change the timing to Fall. â€œWe decided to move it to the fall because we were hoping that people could use produce that theyâ€™ve grown themselves.,â€? Daghofer said, adding that many plan to do just that on Sunday. â€œBasically, itâ€™s a big potluck dinner. There will be some food provided by the restaurants that are competing. Weâ€™ve got five restaurants involved, three from Rossland and two from Nelson. They will be bringing taster sample dishes.â€? Community members can join in by bringing foods that use the same anti-cancer ingredients that the professional chefs will be using to create some potluck dishes and dinner. The competing restaurants from Rossland are Gabriellaâ€™s Pasta Place, The Alpine Grind and Clanceyâ€™s, while the Nelson restaurants are Re-lish Bistro and Manaâ€™eesh Market Deli. â€œItâ€™s buffet style,â€? Daghofer explained. â€œPeople will pick up their plates and have a choice of checking out some of the restaurant pre-
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pared fare or what they like from the potluck portion of it.â€? They ended up having lots of food last year, so sheâ€™s hoping there will be plenty of contributions again this year. Apart from the food, they will also have a silent auction with some 50 items that businesses from the region have donated, which could help people to start their Christmas shopping. There will be some information presented about cancer prevention. â€œPeople get directly involved in it, by preparing the dishes, from going through all the ingredients and figuring out what they can make with them,â€? she said. â€œItâ€™s a very hands on way of learning about prevention.â€? People who are contributing dishes pay $20 to be part of the judging and eligible for prizes. Or $40 for family of four.
Cooks can register on their site. The fundraiser goes to support the national organization Prevent Cancer Now. Daghofer, a member said they work on everything from â€œraising awareness and helping people realize that most cancers are preventable, to working with regulators and governments to do things like encourage pesticide bylaws in British Columbia, get rid of asbestos mining in Quebec and try to quash incinerator proposals wherever they pop up.â€? The event is 5 p.m. Sunday at the Prestige Mountain Resort in Rossland. She added that she hopes people will come out and get fully involved and enjoy a great dinner and an interesting learning experience at the same time. More info at http://preventcancernow.ca/main/issues-actions/ kocco2012
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Rossland Reads is now headed into its final week, with the four books now down to only two. In the final installment, the two books and their defenders will go head to head for which book is the required reading for Rossland. Sunday was the second of three meetings at Cafe Books between the Rossland Reads debaters and it was The Golden Spruce that joined When it Rains in the voted off category. “The crowd actually voted off Begger’s Garden, but then since we allow the panelist’s votes account for two votes, they ended up kicking off The Golden Spruce,” said Tara Howse, who organized the event. “The audience wanted to have the Golden Spruce stay on, meaning Ida (Koric) will have a lot of persuading to do to get them back on her side.” The Golden Spruce by John Valliant, was being defended by Stew Spooner, whose book lost in another close vote. In fact, the audience had voted to keep the book and it was only the new rule, that defenders had their own vote, that pushed the axe towards Spooner, rather than Ida Koric’s book choice of The Beggar’s Garden by Michael Christie. Howse said it’s been an interesting debate so far.
“All of the books are so different,” Howse said. “When it rains and The Golden Spruce, you can’t get more opposite ends of the spectrum than that.” The Golden Spruce centres its story around a majestic tree in Haida Gwaii, telling the history around it and the story of the man who eventually cuts it down, while When it Rains centres around a murder mystery. The other two books are: Treading Water by author Anne DeGrace, defended by Patricia Groulx; When it Rains by Laura Cuthbert, defended by Tracey Billet (voted off in the first week.) “I think Treading Water is going to be strong because it is such a local book,” she said. “Everyone thought that from the beginning. Anne De Grace actually showed up at our last Rossland Reads session. It was awesome to have her out.” Howse said they are also open to input from the community on the voting rules and the format with the different books. The debate will all continue Sunday in the third round at 4 p.m. In Cafe Books West. Come out and cheer for your favourite book. All of the books are available at the Rossland Public Library to borrow or Café Books to buy. To check out the reader’s bios and more on their book choices, visit rosslandreads.wordpress.coms. Rossland Reads 2012 is a volunteer-run event, sponsored by the Rossland Public Library.
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The Rossland Mountain Film Festival kicks off soon in Rossland and tickets are already on sale. The event begins on Nov. 12, when the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture will be hosting the West Kootenay Friends of Refugees Film Night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30pm (tickets $10). Then on Wednesday, events kick into high gear, with films showing all over town. Tickets can be purchased online (www.rosslandmountainfilmfestival.com) or at RossVegas (Tickets at Rossvegas available next week). There will be presentations and two films “God Grew Tired of Us” a film on Sundanese refugees and “Samaritan Harmony” a documentary film on the lives of a group of homeless men in North Carolina. Tickets available at Out of the Cellar in Rossland. Wednesday Nov. 14, showcase films at the Flying Steamshovel. Show times at 7 p.m. And 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, is the evening to grab your fancy dress and tie: The Teck Mountain Gala will be featuring music by Nelson local, Brian Kalbfleisch and held at the Prestige Mountain Resort. Tickets are $35 and don’t forget the art auction with proceeds going to the Trail SPCA. Donated art pieces for the art auction at the Teck Mountain Gala are still being accepted. Email email@example.com. Friday, Nov. 16 the Bar Sponsor will be premiering the WE: A Collection of Individuals – Premiere by Red Bull Media House and Poor Boyz Productions. Saturday, Nov 17 is the big day – make sure you get your tickets for all the events early! Starting at 10 a.m., the Kootenay Association of Science & Technology (www.kast.com), has partnered up with the RMFF to bring you a photography workshop with Cheryl Goodwin “A Wayfarer is Born” at the Rock Cut Pub (tickets $20). This workshop will focus on the planning, preparation and successful implementation of becoming a solo traveller – armed with a camera, a notebook and backpack. Also on Saturday, the Reel Youth Film Festival (in conjunction with the Rossland Council of Arts and Culture). Films start at noon at the Miner’s Hall and entry is $3 at the door.
CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF ROSSLAND RAFTERS LOUNGE CAFETERIA and SUNDECK Application for Change to Hours of Sale The Rafters Lounge Cafeteria and Sundeck is applying to the Liquor Control & Licensing Branch for a later closing time at 4300 Red Mountain Rd. Hours of operation will start at 10:30 am and closing times will change from 12:30 am to 1:30am. As part of the approval process, Rossland City Council must consider the following: The potential for noise if the application is approved. The impact on the community if the application is approved. The input of the residents. If you wish to comment on this application please write, call or email: City of Rossland Planning Department P.O. Box 1179 Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0 Ph: 250-362-2329 firstname.lastname@example.org Comments will be accepted up to November 9, 2012
Starting at 3 p.m. will be the Family Matinee at the Miner’s Hall. We will be showing 2011 Banff Film Festival People’s Choice Award Film “On the Trail of Genghis Khan” This event is open to the community and suitable for the family. Entry by donation. At 7 p.m. the Miner’s Hall’s doors will open for our main event - the “Nelson and District Credit Union Saturday Mountain Film and Party” - which is featuring Vancouver band Whiskey Chief. Tickets $25. Available online now or at Rossvegas next week Sunday, Nov.18 will be Guest Speaker Cheryl Goodwin “The Wings of the Wayfarer”. By definition the Wayfarer travels primarily on foot – however, Cheryl Goodwin has never been one to conform her life to the dull boundaries laid out by other’s expectations. Over the past thirty years she has expanded her travels and life to encompass as many unique perspectives as possible. From summers spent working in Alpine Club backcountry facilities to overland travels along ancient Silk Road pathways, to summiting peaks throughout the globe – opportunity has allowed her to capture photographs and tales rich not only for their uncommon viewpoint, but full of the sense of wonder found in the culture and life along the journey to acquire them. Start time is 2 p.m. at the Prestige. Tickets available at the door or online for $10.
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A fun fundraiser for Prevent Cancer Now that challenges Community Cooks and local Celebrity Chefs to create scrumptious dishes using cancer fighting ingredients. The community is invited to share in the nutrition packed feast by sponsoring a cook or purchasing a ticket. For a little ‘healthy competition’ prizes for “Consumer Choice” and “SuperFood Hero” will be awarded to Celebrity Chefs and Community Cooks in multiple categories (entire meal, appetizer, entrée, dessert).
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How to Participate: COMMUNITY COOK Show off your culinary expertise by entering a dish prepared using anti-cancer ingredients – Entry fee is $20, or raise over $200 in sponsorship pledges. Family fee - $40 (2 adults; 2 kids under 15), or $300 in sponsorship SPONSOR A CHEF
Pick your favourite guest Celebrity Chef or Community Cook. Sponsor them at the Prevent Cancer Now (preventcancernow.ca) website.
Purchase a $20 ticket ($40 family) to enjoy all the delicious food and the anti-cancer benefits, as well as a silent auction of wonderful gifts donated by local businesses, artists and others.
For more info (including the list of ingredients) or to register, scroll down the page at www.preventcancernow.ca. Everyone will be happy to know dark chocolate is on the list! Help Support Cancer Prevention Diana Daghofer Prevent Cancer Now email@example.com 250-362-5810
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'ENERAL -ANAGER Community Futures of Greater Trail is a dynamic volunteer, board-driven organization providing resources, commercial loans, and related services to the business community in the Greater Trail area. Community Futures of Greater Trail is looking to employ an experienced leader and strategic individual in order to fulďŹ ll its mission: to encourage and assist entrepreneurs to build successful enterprises that enhance economic prosperity, social well being and environmental integrity. In order to deliver on this mandate, the successful applicant will be relied on to: s -ANAGE THE OVERALL AFFAIRS OF THE CORPORATION s 3UPERVISE AND SUPPORT STAFF IN THE AREAS OF COMMERCIAL LENDING COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS COUNSELLING INCUBATION s -ANAGE THE ORGANIZATIONS PROPERTY HOLDINGS The ideal individual will have a university degree in a business related discipline and/or an accounting degree, as well as 10+ years experience in management, commercial lending, community economic development, and property management. In addition, the successful applicant will have demonstrated the ability to perform with a high level of integrity in the workplace. The successful applicant will have community values consistent with those of the board, committees, and staff of the Community Futures of Greater Trail. This exciting opportunity is a full-time salaried position, starting at $80,000+ (commensurate with experience), and a competitive beneďŹ ts package. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a resume with cover letter via email attention Chairperson, Larry Doell, at email@example.com. Closing date for this opportunity is November 23, 2012 For more information on Community Futures of Greater Trail and/or a complete job description, please visit www. communityfutures.com. Please note: Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
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