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The ribbon signifying the re-opening of Rossland, after months of downtown construction, was cut Saturday in front of a large crowd. Local Cub Scouts and Beavers had the honour of cutting the ribbon. Arne Petryshen photo

Rossland celebrates downtown re-opening ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

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Rossland was a festive place Saturday, as local and area residents descended on the downtown core to celebrate the ofYourfiHoroscope For the Week cial grand re-opening of the withcity’s Michael O’Connor inside core. the West Kootenay Advertiser A good-sized crowd gathered on Columbia Avenue

despite the cool November air and overcast skies. Fire pits were brought in, and hot chocolate and barbecued food were close by to warm up any cold fingers or bellies. It’s been awhile since Rossland has been able to celebrate in the area, since construction has been in full force for over six months. Events like Golden City Days have had to move

uptown in order to avoid the ripped up streets and construction noise. But all that noise felt like a long time ago Saturday, as local bands played in the newly finished Harry LeFevre Square and a historic photo was taken of everyone in attendance. Of course the highlight was the local Cub Scouts cutting the official ribbon in front of

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the large crowd, attended by members of Rossland council and others. “I think it’s a great sign that Rossland is moving ahead,” Rossland mayor Greg Granstrom said of the event. “We have a very positive attitude in town and I think the new downtown reflects that.” Granstrom also noted all the people who came out.

“The turnout was excellent,” he said. Afterwards, there was cake which featured a photo of Columbia Avenue in icing. The mayor also noted that they wrapped up 26 weeks of Columbia Avenue Task Force meetings Monday. The task force provided weekly updates on the progress and upcoming schedule to the public.

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november is...

• RemembRance day, novembeR 11 • national novel wRiting month • inteRnational day of toleRance, nov 16 • Snow back on the mountainS

coming events

RoSSland newS calendaR online: Upload events that are coming up free online at

nancy gReene hut cRew Once again, it’s time to make sure our favorite huts around

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 “party” in work party, contact Les Carter at 250-362-5677, retrac01@telus. net.

RemembRance day is Sunday Nov. 11. Join the community for a gathering on Colum-

bia Avenue in front of the cenotaph near the library at 11 a.m..

RoSSland figuRe Skating club Help support our local skaters. Annual Purdy’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 Thank you for your support. Missed registration? Would your children like to learn to skate? Email for more info about RFSC.

RoSSland mountain film feStival nov. 12-18 Film showings throughout town every

legion The Rossland Legion has reopened. Go in and check out their newly reno-

vated windows.

SceneStudio: Acting for All! Rossland’s new acting school is open and offers ongoing 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) (250)521-1559 libRaRy StoRytime: Drop-in storytime for 3-5 year olds. Fridays from 10:15 - 10:45

a.m., Sept. 7- Dec. 21. Contact Lynn Amann at 362-7611 for more info. Free.

tRail Sea cadetS: Ages 12-18 Meets every Tuesday 6pm-9pm at the 44th Trail Ar-

mory in Shaver’s Bench. 1990 - 7th Ave Contact Richard Chanig at 250-364-6247.

golden city lionS: 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

School diStRict 20 meeting Next regular open board meeting is Monday, Oct. 29 at

7 p.m.

city council: Next regular meeting is Monday, Nov.. 12 at 7 p.m.

night, workshops, guest speakers, and live entertainment throughout the week, this is an event you won’t want to miss. For more info:

RoSSland Radio co-op: Open house every Monday from 3-7 p.m. followed by station

RoSSland homeSpun chRiStmaS cRaft faiR Artisans from across the Kootenays will

tRail maple leaf band Monday evening practices 7 - 9 p.m. in the McIntyre Room

meeting at 7 p.m. More info:

be selling home-made wares. The event is at Prestige Mountain Resort, Saturday Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Admission is $3 (kids under 6 free), with all entrants eligible for a wide range of doorprizes. Contact Aaron Cosbey ( or 362-2275) for info.

at the Cominco Memorial Centre. Brass and woodwind players welcomed. For more info, contact Andrea McKay, 362-7604.

fRiendS of the RoSSland Range are having their annual general meeting on Tuesday,

Scouting For boys and girls, now at the Rossland Scout Hall. Beavers (ages 5,6,7)

Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Parish Hall, in Rossland. For more information, log on to .

RoSSland RetiReeS cuRling club invites men and women interested in curling on

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!

infant motheR gooSe pRogRam: Sept. 22 - Dec. 1, 2012. Enjoy an hour of rhymes,

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 or by calling (250)362-5835.

Joe hill coffeehouSe 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,

open mic night at the Flying Steamshovel every Wednesday at 9 p.m.



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RoSSland SkatepaRk committee 6-8 pm, first Tuesday each month at the Rossland

Library. Come be part of the process.

Tuesdays. Cubs (ages 8,9,10) Thursdays. Contact Shanna Tanabe: 362-0063.

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.

RotaRy club of RoSSland: Weekly meetings at the Rock Cut Pub, Mon., 6-8pm. All

welcome! Contact John Sullivan, 362-5278.

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.

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

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Residential and Commercial Construction • Framing • Concrete • Renovations • Insurance Repairs Now Accepting


PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 1899 Columbia Avenue on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to give all persons, who deem their interests in the Zoning Amendment Bylaw, No. 2539, 2012(5) an opportunity to be heard.

The Corporation the City Rossland The proposed bylaws willofamend theofZoning Bylaw HEARING No. 2518 such thatPUBLIC part of Lot 8, Section 34, Township 9A, District Lot 538, Kootenay District A public hearing will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 1899 Co Plan2012 14835 PIDp.m. 009-699-368; 926 Black Monday, November 12, at 7:00 The purposelocated of thisatmeeting is to giv Bear is rezoned from Bylaw, R-1– Residential deem their interests in theDrive Zoning Amendment No. 2539,Single 2012(5) an Detached to C-2 – Commercial Service, to allow heard. photos Arne Petryshen for the existing lot to be subdivided keeping one The proposed bylawspart willresidential amend the and Zoning No. commercial 2518 such that the Bylaw other part forpart of Township 9A, District Lot 538, Kootenay District Plan 14835 PID 009-699-3 potential metal fabrication business other business Black Bear Drive is rezoned from R-1– Residential Single or Detached to C-2 – Co permitted a C-2 Zone. keeping one part residential a to allow for the existing lot toinbe subdivided

rossland celebrated the downtown reopening with a photo, music and food saturday.

Columbia Task Force’s task is complete Columbia Task ForCe Submitted

Construction in downtown Rossland is pretty much complete now! Sierra Landscaping has a bit of work to finish up and winterize the new plants, and the company building the bus stops has been slowed down a little due to vehicle problems but should be finishing up shortly. The Spirit of Red’s Olaus Jeldness statue arrived early this week so the next step is to pour the concrete for the base, matching it to the base of the statue. The official unveiling will be at Winter Carnival but the statue may be up by December at the earliest: the con-

crete base needs to cure for at least a month first. The boulder benches that will be used as street furnishings may not be installed until spring. Thank you very much to everyone who participated in the Rediscover Rossland reopening party. It was a great success. Several hundred people came to celebrate the new downtown, listen to music, get their picture taken, eat some cake, and do some shopping. The Scouts did a great job cutting the ribbon and leading the procession through downtown. Raised high above the crowd, Larry Doell took many great pictures of the large group gathered for the historic community

commercial for potential metal fabrication business or other business permitted in photo. This will be the last weekly write-up from the Columbia Project Communications Task Force. From the desk of Mayor Granstrom: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Columbia/Washington Task Force members: city staff members Darrin Albo and Mike Maturo, Renee Clark, Aaron Cosbey, Jenn Wilson, and  Councillor Jody Blomme,” Granstrom said.  “The Task Force met for 27 weeks in a row, before and during the construction, and did a great job of keeping  citizens informed. Thanks to  the TF members  for setting aside time from your busy schedules to make this Task Force a success.”

Police looking for hit and run SUV

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Trail and Greater District RCMP are looking for information on an SUV invoved in a hit and run last week. Police received a report of a pedestrian hit and run accident which occurred in Fruitvale on Halloween night.

RCMP said that at approximately 8 p.m. on Oct. 31, a 14 year old boy was crossing the street when he was struck by a vehicle turning right off of Nelson Avenue onto Hwy. 3B. He was knocked to the ground and received minor injuries. His mother later drove him to the hospital for examination, after which he was released. The boy was alone at the time of the in-

cident. The vehicle, which did not stop, is described as a darker, SUV type. Police are requesting anyone Copies ofwho the proposed Bylaw be inspected at the City from 9:00 a. Copies of may the proposed Bylaw may be Office inspected regular working on City the City website may have witnessed the incident, or daysatorthe Office from@ 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on has any knowledge of it, to please conregular working days or on the City website @ www. Tracey Butler, Corporate Officer tact Trail and Greater District RCMP 250-362-2321 at 250-364-2566 or Crime Stoppers at Tracey Butler, Corporate Officer 1-800-222-TIPS(8477). 250-362-2321







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DANICA LEE Danica is a Peguis First Nation Cree. Danica holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria with a specializations in Indigenous and Child Welfare. Empowerment of Aboriginal people through education is one of her passions. Danica works for School District #8 in Aboriginal Education and has worked for the Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child and Family Services Society.

Chefs from Rossland and Nelson participated in the The Kiss Off Cancer 2012 Cook Off Sunday. The fundraiser challenged chefs to use ingredients proven to help fight cancer risk to serve up delicious dishes. Community members could 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 were Gabriella’s Pasta Place and The Alpine Grind, while the Nelson restaurants are Relish Bistro and Mana’eesh Market Deli. Organizer and Prevent Cancer Now member Diana Daghofer said the night went really well. “We more than doubled the number of


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people from the first year,” Daghofer said. “We’re just tallying up the final donations and stuff, but we’ve cleared at least $6,000. Our goal was $5,000, so I’m really happy about that.” She said they were able to reach such a lofty goal because of all those extra people and because their expenses were lower. Last year they held it at the high school, which was a great venue, but since it isn’t a food service location, volunteers had a lot more work to do, including bringing in tables, dishes and linens, and then wash everything afterwards. This year, having it at the Prestige helped to streamline everything. There was also lots of support from volunteers, including the RSS girls soccer team. “I just think it’s a great opportunity for people to get really hands-on with cancer prevention,” she said. “It starts with the cooking, but I’ve received emails from people say-

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Tips for getting an interview Rossland

In the third week of the BCJobs. ca series, the focus is on resumes and getting an interview. Here are a number fo tips to do just that: 1. The Basics: Formatting LIke any good brand, your resume needs to be eye-catching and effective. Choose a professional font, such as Arial or Times New Roman, and ensure the font size is legible, generally 10-12 point, except for your name and headings which can be larger and bolded. Most hiring managers prefer an at-a-glance format, using bullet points rather than paragraphs, although ensure you keep your sections lined up and consistent throughout the document. Be cognizant of the length -- 1-2 pages for less experienced and non-management roles and three pages for senior-level applications. 2. Reverse chronological or functional? That is the question. Most hiring managers prefer a reverse chronological format -listing the most recent job first with previous jobs following. This gives them a more fluid account of your career progression and typically highlights the most pertinent skills in greatest detail. This may not be the right format, however, if you have any breaks or gaps in employment or if you have a fragmented background with many jobs, professions or industries worked in a

short time period. In this case, a functional resume -- summarizing key areas of experience -- may be a better solution. Another option, however, is using a reverse chronological resume and closing the gaps or fragments in employment. For instance, if you did temporary work or education between permanent roles, list this information. LIkewise, if you performed the same job function with several companies in a short time period, group this information together. For instance: Administrative Assistant, Company A, Company B, Company C 2007-2009. 3. How much is enough? When looking at levels of experience, how much should be included on a resume? For older job seekers who fear age discrimination, you don’t need to include your full career summary. While situations differ based on the number of jobs held, think of including either the last 3-4 jobs or 15 years of experience, whichever is less. For those lacking experience, it is acceptable to include voluntary, unpaid or relevant educational involvement on your resume. 4. What’s too personal? What may be expected in some countries is not required in North America, generally because it can lead to discrimination. You do not need to reference your marital sta-

tus, age, children, ethnicity or religion. Also, don’t include a photo. While you may be trying to convey your level of professionalism, instead include a link to your LinkedIn page or similar. There, include a professional headshot which, through this medium, is an acceptable and even expected practice. 5. List accomplishments, not just duties Companies are looking to make an investment in employees, in fact, aside from real estate, labour is the highest cost to a company. You therefore need to prove your return on investment. Instead of simply listing your performed duties, try using CAR statements that outline the Challenge, your Actions, and the Result. Most hiring managers know what the basic duties include for most roles. To stand out, you need to demonstrate that you are a valuable employee who goes above and beyond. 6. Use keywords to get noticed Many companies, particularly those that are large or are household names receive hundreds, if not thousands of resumes, and therefore use a recruitment program to sort applications. They do so by scanning your resume for keywords that match the requirements for the role. Review a few job postings that interest you and pay attention to certain keywords.

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Two very different scenes unfolded at opposite ends of the province last week. In the remote northwest corner of B.C., the first power line towers started going up to connect Highway 37 communities to the BC Hydro grid. Meanwhile on the Gulf Islands, the most hysterical, dishonest campaign against smart meters I’ve heard of so far went into high gear. I’ve obtained a mass e-mail from the head anti-smart meter organizer on Salt Spring Island that shows the mentality at work here. (Corix is the BC Hydro contractor that has installed more than a million meters and has approached the Gulf Islands with trepidation, the last area of B.C. to be done.) “Corix is attacking with 30 trucks on Mon the 22nd,” Chris Anderson wrote in October. “Poelpe [sic] are advised NOT to attend the Victoria pipeline rally but instead help defend agianst [sic] spymeter installations in their neighbourhoods.” Anderson’s self-appointed supporters fanned out across the island, attempting to turn away installers on the false assumption that everyone has fallen for their crackpot fear campaign. They managed to stop 12 per cent of the installations. Here in North America’s marijuana mecca, installers have encountered many meter bypasses, wired up to steal hydro and conceal high consumption for grow ops. In addition to being illegal, they are a fire hazard that is removed when discovered. Of course all of this is defeated by a smart grid system, so the growers and other crooks are angry. A BC Hydro official told me about one case where a user was told he had a bypass, and that it was being removed. His bill went from next to nothing to a reasonable level. The customer complained to the media, falsely inflating the amount of his bill and blaming an inaccurate smart meter. We want to hear from you.

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Recreation, Education, Community - Rossland Rec Department

Schedules change for Remembrance Day The Public Skating schedule has changed slightly with Remembrance Day falling on Sunday. The arena is closed on Statutory Holidays and the public skating sessions will be cancelled. This week, Public Skating will be on Wednesday from 6:30-7:45 p.m. and Fridays from 5-6:30 p.m. Rental skates are available for $2 if you don’t have your own. Please check the city’s website, at; www., > city hall > arena - for weekly updates. The Minor Hockey schedule has changed slightly and there may be ice available for rent on Saturday if you’d like to rent it. For more information, please contact the recreation department to confirm available times and costs. 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! The Cardmaking Class that was scheduled for Wednesdays, at 7 p.m. in the arena lounge has cancelled due to low registration numbers. With the computer software issues the recreation department dealt with in the early fall, we have no record of registrations during that time and cannot contact anyone to let them know the course has cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. On Saturday and Sunday, The Rossland Light Opera Players annual Dinner Theatre presents, The Songwriter – a musical comedy by Eddie Cope with music and lyrics by Buster Cearly. The play is a delightful and raucous tale of an aspiring artist taken in by crooked con men and the allure of fame and fortune in Nashville, the city of music. The play is being put on at the Miners Hall and tickets must be purchased in advance. The tickets are $35 per person and includes dinner and the show. The Catering is from Brad and Kim, of the Harvest Table and Becky of the Sweet Dreams Cakery. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the dinner service is at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Rossland Hardware and Hall’s Printing in Trail. For more information, please contact Janis Anderson, at 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. Warren’s

story was featured on the television show, “I Shouldn’t Be Alive” and he was also interviewed on the Oprah show. Warren’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 Warren lay crushed, Geert raced down the mountain to get help. Warren’s “test of will” lasted two days before a helicopter arrived, and he was rescued. Warren will be speaking on Nov. 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 Warren and his incredible story, log on to his website at; 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 6:30-8:00 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. 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 The recreation department will start creating the Spring Brochure in the next few weeks. If you’re new to town and interested in teaching a hobby or skill that you enjoy, please contact us to discuss opportunities for running a program. The downtown will be busy with the community Remembrance Day Ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11. Join the community for a gathering on Columbia Avenue in front of the cenotaph beside the Library at 11 a.m.

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The Teck Rossland Mountain Film Festival begins Monday. Visit for the full program. Here are a few of the feature films to look forward to: Monday, Nov. 12 at the Miners’ Hall: West Kootenay Friends of Refugees Film night Tickets $10 at Out of the Cellar. God Grew Tired of Us (89:00) - Three of the ‘Lost Boys of Sudan’ who fled war in Sudan recount their experiences as they re-settle in the United States. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Flying Steamshovel Pub: Showcase Films, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Free entry. Loyalty (45:38) Telemark Skier - Loyalty explores the revolutionary youth telemark movement while also introducing some of the most profound telemark skiing on the planet. The flick blends appearances from TSM Crew, a first-of-itskind athlete/content creation team including the likes of JT Robinson and Weston D, along with performances by innovative newcomers like Kate Hourihan, Tony Gill and Dylan Garner. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Prestige Mountain Resort: Teck Mountain Gala, tickets $35 – available online and at RossVegas Boardshop Eyes in the Forest:

Tigon travel overland 10,000km from Mongolia to Hungary following the footsteps of legendary warrior and nomad Genghis Khan. Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Miners’ Hall: Nelson & District Credit Union Mountain Film and Party. Doors open at 7 p.m., films at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25 – Available online or at RossVegas Board Shop. Hurt so Good (35:28) Legs of Steel and Red Bull Media House - Skiing is a rollercoaster of emotions. Nothing is comparable to the dream-like feeling of being in the mountains. And nothing charges your soul like the buzz that comes from stomping a new trick or blazing your own line through deep snow. Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Rock Cut Neighbourhood Pub: Film begins at 4 p.m. Free entry. CONGO: The Grand Inga Project (81:00) Fish Munga in association with Red Bull Media House - They are the world’s biggest rapids, thundering down the final pitch of the mighty Congo. Legendary kayaker Steve Fisher and his elite expedition team battle seemingly insurmountable obstacles in an attempt to survive the Inga Rapids Sunday, Nov. 18 at the REDroom, Prestige Mountain Resort: Films begins at 6 p.m. Free entry. Deep Runs the Canyon (22:34) Dainty Deathy Productions - The 3rd

Yours could be published in our upcoming, 1st ever West Kootenay/Boundary Christmas Recipes and Traditions book.

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“Our region is blessed with such rich and diverse cultures that we would like to share with you.” So if you would like to share with us, email: - subject line: Recipe your favourite Christmas Recipe, along with a brief note on the significance or history, or your favourite Christmas Tradition. Photos welcomed.

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The Portraiture of Jim Lawrence (12:38) Small Town Films Inc. - Follow experimental filmmaker Miriam Needoba in this rare view of British Columbia’s remote Lardeau Valley as seen through the eyes of wildlife photographer Jim Lawrence. Tempting Fear (25:20) Switchback Entertainment Inc. - Andreas Fransson has been called the boldest extreme skier in a generation. Over the past three years he’s logged first descents in a half-dozen countries, battled back to life from an accident that nearly killed him, and become the most talked about skier in the epicenter of all things extreme Friday, Nov. 16 at the Flying Steamshovel Pub: Flying Steamshovel Friday Film and Party. Film begins at 9 p.m. Free entry. WE: A Collection of Individuals – Premiere (47:00) Red Bull Media House and Poor Boyz Productions: The story of skiing can’t be told alone by any one person. Without our friends, the adventures we take, and the memories made along the way, we are nothing. Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Miners’ Hall: Family Matinee. Doors open at 3 p.m. Entry by donation On the Trail of Genghis Khan: The Last Frontier (46:00) Richard Dennison - On an epic journey of truly historic proportions, Australian Tim Cope, his band of horses, and his pup









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hometown of Regina, Sask., and remains proud of what Canadians accomplished in those years, how they stood strong as a country. It was a good time, said Batch, because there was a cause, and there was Charlie. They were young and in love. “And he was a good guy. We weren’t rich but we had everything else. When he died we didn’t owe a penny to anybody,” she said.

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government first began to acknowledge and give benefits to those men and women who served in the armed forces for Canada, but never were sent overseas. “Yet where did they train the pilots? In Canada,” she said. Despite the government’s oversight, Batch never regretted her decision to enlist in 1942 in her

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Above, wreaths lay around the cenotaph at last year’s Remembrance Day ceremony. Below, the relocated cenotaph.

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Remembering those who have been lost in world conflicts Staff Writer Rossland News

This Sunday is Remembrance Day, a day to pay tributes to veterans who have fought in conflicts around the world. The Remembrance Day ceremony is on Sunday and begins at 11 a.m. at the cenotaph on Columbia Avenue, right next to the Rossland Public Library. The Poppy Campaign is also in full swing as the Rossland Legion Branch 14 prepares for the ceremony. The campaign begins a few weeks before Remembrance Day. The funds raised from the campaign stay in Rossland to be used for veterans needs and bursaries for those who’s relatives were veterans. Service clubs which donate get a wreath to lay at the Remembrance Day ceremony.

The history of Poppies dates back to the end of World War One. The Royal Canadian Legion Website explains that during the tremendous bombardments of that war, the chalk soils became rich in lime from rubble, allowing poppies to thrive. When the war ended, the lime was quickly absorbed and the Poppy began to disappear again. Poppies were made, starting in 1922, by disabled veterans under the sponsorship of the Department of Soldiers Civil Re-establishment, according to the Legion. Up until 1996, the lapel material was made by Veterans Affairs Canada in Montreal and Toronto. The work provided a small source of income for disabled exservice persons and their dependants, allowing them to take an active part in maintaining the tradition of Remembrance. When it no longer became practical for Veterans Affairs Canada to maintain the “Vetcraft” operations,

the legion volunteered to take on the continuing responsibility for the production of Poppies. In so doing, Dominion Command has awarded a production contract to a private company to produce the Poppies but all operations are conducted under strict Legion control and oversight.

We will Remember

Katrine Conroy, MLA

Kootenay West 1-888-755-0556

On November 11th we thank surviving veterans and we remember the soldiers who lost their lives defending our country. Katrine would like to send her support to all of our veterans and their families for their part in preserving all that we now have.

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The 2nd Rossland Beavers recently held their investiture ceremony investing five new members into the colony. The Wolf Cubs held a space camp at Camp Tweedsmuir last weekend and are shown here with their space stations designed and built by teams of Cubs. The Cubs and Beavers would like to thank the community for supporting their recent popcorn sales. Popcorn fundraising helps to fund activities like the space camp. Popcorn will be delivered at the end of November.


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Nordic skiers lined up Saturday to buy skis and equipment, as well as buy their Black Jack passes at the annual Black Jack Ski Swap at the Prestige Mountain Resort.

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Community Rossland artists will be featured in seasonal exhibit Contributer Submitted

Five local artists will have their art featured this holiday season in Rossland. Those artists, Jenny Baillie, Brigitte Desbois, Louise Drescher, Stephanie Gauvin and Mirja Vahala, will be kicking off Rossland’s Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas Festival with their December art exhibition. The exhibit of new paintings is based on the artists’ September saga of hiking to over 2100 metres within the Selkirk mountains for a painting bonanza. Blue skies, a full moon, golden backlit larches, rocky ‘scapes and towering crags were the inspiring views for their new works. The comfort of Brian Cross’s snug Mount Carlyle Lodge provided respite during their five-day trip. An amazing 52 studies were painted on location. A selection of these studies, plus larger works by each of the artists, is being displayed. ‘It was a unique experience where we had the freedom to apply our personal perspective in an atmosphere absent of pressure,’ states Rossland artist Jenny Baillie. ‘It was with a comradely spirit that ideas were shared, doubts voiced, and encouragement and acceptance endowed’ she continues. ‘We definitely have a great new painter’s group,’ states Rossland artist Stephanie Gauvin, who spearheaded the paint-out. ‘We believe we can build on this and continue to show, through our paintings, the majesty of Canadian landscape, especially here in the West Kootenays. It is our intention to repeat this type of event.’ Please visit the artist’s websites to learn more about each artist.;;;;

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 Comments will be accepted up to November 9, 2012

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On a temporary posting he Áew the arctic ice patrol and 1ike missile trials in Churchill, Manitoba. Here he met his wife, Ann, who worked as a Lab Technician for 1orthern Defense Research Laboratory. Following their marriage in 1955 Don was transferred to Trenton, Ontario, to train as a Áight instructor on the Harvard aircraft. The Com monwealth Training Program had a base at Claresholm, Alberta where Don became one of their Áight instructors. This program was disband ed in1958 and Don was transferred into the Radar Detection Unit in Quebec and Falconbridge, Ontario until 1960. In 1960 he began training on the mighty Argus aircraft, tasked with Atlantic submarine reconnaissance for Maritime Air Command in Greenwood, 1S. This four engine aircraft with a crew of 18 was loaded with “black boxes” for detection of all types of ships and submarines. During the Cuban Missile Crisis he was Áying over the Russian ship carrying the missiles aimed at the U.S. when the orders came from Rus sia for the ships to return to Russia, thus ending the crisis. Don gained many accolades for his innovations, inventions, unbro ken records and expertise in submarine detection on the Argus. After setting records for submarine detection during maritime military exer cises in Florida he was invited to join the U.S. 1avy as a Commander. When the proposal did not include his whole crew, he declined. Following a promotion to STuadron Leader, a twoyear tour at HeadTuarters in Ottawa was followed by Don·s last Áying tour in 190 as Base Operations OfÀcer and then captain of the Hercules aircraft out of 1amao north of (dmonton, Alberta. The Hercules tour took Don all over the world performing many roles for 1ATO. At the end of the ArabIsraeli war in 193 he was ap pointed United 1ations Airlift Commander to set up the U1 (mer gency Force base at Ismailiya, (gypt to ensure a complete cease Àre was observed on both sides. He was responsible for regular arrival of Hercules Áights supplying peace keepers, food and emergency items. On one occasion he entertained President Anwar Sadat who came to greet the Canadian forces. Don was active in the 1amao base becoming president of the Community Minor Hockey Association, providing 300 kids from 6 to 16 with the ability to hone their skills. He spent endless hours Áood ing outdoor rinks, aided by the base Àre department as well as on the phone organizing other events. For his outstanding contribution to his military community he was awarded the Order of Military Merit, OMM in 19, presented to him by the then Governor General Jules Leger at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. In 195 Don took early retirement from the RCAF after 9,51 hours of military Áying experience. Later that year accepted the MOT position of Airport Manager in Watson Lake, Yukon and relocated the family. Two years later he accepted the position of Operations Manager at the (dmonton Municipal Airport until his retirement in 1996. Dur ing the 20 years in (dmonton he developed the 1amao Flying Club where he taught many eager young people to Áy and obtain their pilots license. Working with son Bob assisted in the development of the tech nical engine adjustment for the conversion of small aircraft engine to use “auto gas” instead of avgas. They won the “Innovation in Aircraft Technical Development” award. With all three children on their own and well established, it was time to Ànd a warmer place to retire. Grand Forks had been near a childhood haunt of Don·s and his wife agreed to settle here in 199. His airport knowledge was valuable to the city when the proposal to install night lighting for night medivac was approved. He assisted the City (ngineer to establish the correct location for the lighting. He leaves to grieve his wife Ann of 5 years daughter Alyson and husband .erry of Smithers, British Columbia son Bob and wife Gladys of Calgary Alberta son Cameron of (dmonton, Alberta and grand daughter 1atalie from St Albert, Alberta three sisters, Diane of Sydney, British Columbia, Mearle and Margaret of Spokane Washington and, brother Bryan of Ottawa, Ontario. His oldest son David A. Gordon of (dmonton predeceased his father in 1980. It is with deep appreciation we extend our thanks to the doctors, nurses and care giving staff at Hardy View Lodge who provided Don with loving care during his last days. To friends and neighbours who sent cards, Áowers, baking, phone calls and visits, our deepest appreciation. Grand Forks Funeral Home had care of arrangements.

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