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Thursday, November 22 • 2012
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Zoning change seeked for old Cooke Ave School ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor
Rossland residents will get their say on whether the city should allow the old Cooke Avenue school lot to be rezoned for a multi housing units. The Your Horoscope For the Week potential zoning change at a with Michael O’Connor inside be up for discussion durHoroscope the will West Kootenay Advertiser ing a public input on Dec. 10. For the Week The applicant, Cezary KsiRosslandNews_Nov29.pdf 11/19/2012 3:02:10 PM with Michael O’Connor
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azek Construction Ltd, seeks to change the zoning to build a-24 unit affordable housing complex. Council put some of their thoughts forward on the staff ’s motion to move the bylaw through second reading. Coun. Cary Fisher noted that the recommendation called for a green space and alleyway. Since the alleyway would have to be plowed, he
thought it didn’t seem consistent with the way the neighbourhood currently is. “There are streets already, everybody faces the street from the house and then creating this alleyway,” Fisher said. “If it is in fact affordable housing, I don’t really see having neighbours sharing snowplowing in a strata supporting affordable housing, although definitions of affordable housing are all
over the map.” Fisher said the community garden wasn’t a good fit either in that spot. “I’m not against it necessarily, a community garden, but i just don’t see it working,” he said. “I don’t know if the owner wants a community garden or not or a park space. I don’t mind some of the comments that maybe a little play area for the kids is a little better idea. If
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we’re looking at younger families, then that’s something that we have to consider. I support the density side of it.” Coun. Jill Spearn shared Fisher’s opinion of the the community garden idea. “A community garden should be something like what we have in Jubilee Park,” she said. “If I bought one of those units, I don’t want a commu-
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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.
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 email@example.com Thank you for your support. Missed registration? Would your children like to learn to skate? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info about RFSC.
nfb film night the Rossland Public Library is presenting a double feature film screen-
ing on Thursday, Nov. 22 at the Miners’ Hall in conjunction with Rossland Council for Arts and Culture. The first films starts at 6:30pm. The two films to be screened are, “A Drummer’s Dream” and “Surviving Progress”.
advent muSic celebRation Rossland Sacred Heart Church will be hosting it’s Annual
Advent Music Celebration on Dec. 6th at 7:00 P.M. Everyone is welcome to enjoy some music and meditation. Hot Chocolate and cookies will be served afterwards in the Parish Hall.
fRiendS of the RoSSland Range 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. .
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 email@example.com or by calling (250)362-5835.
Joe hill coffeehouSe Joe Hill Coffee House takes place the third Sunday of each
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) MikeAlicia@SCENEstudio.ca (250)521-1559 www.facebook.com/SceneStudio.ca 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
city council: Next regular meeting is Monday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. RoSSland Radio co-op: Open house every Monday from 3-7 p.m. followed by station
meeting at 7 p.m. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
tRail maple leaf band 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. RoSSland SkatepaRk committee 6-8 pm, first Tuesday each month at the Rossland Library. Come be part of the process. Scouting 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.
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
email@example.com. 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
RotaRy club of RoSSland: Weekly meetings at the Rock Cut Pub, Mon., 6-8pm. All
open mic night at the Flying Steamshovel every Wednesday at 9 p.m.
aiR cadetS Meets every Wed. 6pm - 9:15pm at the 44 Trail Armory in
legion The Rossland Legion has reopened. Go in and check out their newly reno-
Highway Drive, Trail B.C.
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. Shaver’s Bench 1990-7th email@example.com
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Rossland News Thursday, November 22, 2012
Residents concerned with speeding on Thompson
Rossland News Editor
The neighbourhood around Thompson Avenue is reminiscent of any other quiet part of Rossland, except for one problem which directly correlates to that street: speeding traffic. Gerald Savard sent a letter to council asking for something to be done in regards to the vehicles, which he said routinely speed past his house on the busy Eastern side of the street. Savard spoke to his concerns about living on Thompson Avenue. “We have a problem down there with traffic speeding, we had speed bumbs there in the past, this year
we didn’t,” Savard said. “We need to set up a committee or something and study this problem. It’s way out of hand down there.” Savard said the problem makes living on Thompson a unpleasant, as going near the road is dangerous. “There’s families that have moved out of there because of traffic and they fear for their young children,” he said. “I myself, have almost been hit and killed on that road, just stepping out of my garage at night. “So I think we need to put our heads together and come up with a solution.” The letter will be in front of council next week.
a resident of thompson avenue brought concerns about speeding vehicles on the street to rossland council last week. Arne Petryshen photo
Should dogs be allowed and smoking banned in downtown arne Petryshen Rossland News Editor
Rossland’s new downtown may be finished, but the conversation on dogs in the downtown and smoking in public places is just starting. The city recently sent out a pamphlet to residents of Rossland asking for input on the proposals to amend the Animal Control Bylaw No. 2357, to allow leashed dogs to be accompanied downtown. The dog portion of the questions asks whether you would like to see the bylaw amended to allow the dogs downtown, if you think dogs should be allowed downtown and if dogs should be allowed to be tied up downtown. The survey also asks for input on whether the city should regulate smoking in Harry LeFevre Square. The questions are:
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Should smoking be banned from Harry LeFevre Square? Should Smoking only be regulated in the square during special events (e.g. Winter Carnival)? Should an outdoor ashtray be installed in Harry LeFevre Square to keep the area clean of cigarette butts? Should a No-smoking bylaw apply to all city parks, trails and gathering places? It also leaves room for comments in both sections. Council agreed to put out the survey to gauge the public on these issues, prior to holding public input sessions and town hall meetings. So if you’re in favour or opposed to either of the measures, now is your chance to let the City know. The survey can also be done online at www.rossland.ca/dogs-and-smoking-downtown.
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The B.C. government is distributing $16.9 million in compensation for municipal property taxes to 64 communities throughout British Columbia, including Rossland. The Minister of Citizens’ Services and Open Government Ben Stewart announced the funds last week. The grants-in-lieu of property taxes are distributed every November as a way to reimburse communities for services that benefited government properties, such as municipally-run sewers, roads and fire protection. Rossland will be receiving $19,353.98 for the funding. “Grants-in-lieu provide much-needed funding for local governments, allowing them to invest extra money into meaningful projects,” Stewart said. “These funds can have a huge impact on communities throughout British Columbia because they help municipalities to continue
providing services residents and businesses rely on.” According to the Municipal Aid Act, a grant-in-lieu is payable on land owned by the provincial government - for example, courthouses, provincial government office buildings, ambulance stations and warehouses. Since schools and hospitals are exempt from paying municipal property taxes, a grant-in-lieu is not payable on these properties. In addition, highways, forests, parks or land under the control, management or administration of a Crown corporation are excluded from compensation under the act. The funds are distributed electronically on behalf of government by the Ministry of Citizens’ Services and Open Government. The amounts paid are based on the municipality’s tax rate and the assessed value of the properties. Each municipality distributes a portion of the funds to its regional district, and those governments use the money to help pay for local services. Just to compare, Nelson received $183,964.41 and Castlegar received $1,965.02, while Trail didn’t get any funding.
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The Rossland Light Opera Players Invite you to join us for a read through and auditions Read through: November 22, 7:00pm Chorus Auditions: November 27, 7:00pm
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-nity garden in my backyard, I grow my own garden, I don’t want other people coming into my property and thinking that ‘oh, we’re going to have a co-operative garden for Rossland. It works in urban places, and it works up there.” Spearn said the real amenity would be having your own yard without a road going through it, saying that it will cost $1 million to develop the site before anything can be built on it. Fisher noted that the recommendation suggested an alleyway through the premises. He said if the issue is traffic, it is not one that Rossland has. “I’ve been through these studies before, traffic studies and all,” he said. “Rossland doesn’t have a lot of traffic, not to say that the person who was here earlier complaining about the crazy people driving on Thompson, that is a problem, because people do drive 80 or 90 (km) on there when they think people aren’t around and that’s just crazy. But in that area, I don’t think there is a traffic problem in Rossland.” Fisher said that when Redstone had traffic studies done, they indicated “you could add 1000 houses to the lower half of Rossland and not be anywhere near needing a streetlight of any kind. “ Spearn agreed with that as well, saying traffic in Rossland was not an issue and the city needs to support builders who want to
infill. Coun. Kathy Wallace said she supports what staff is trying to do, as “it’s not about traffic on Rossland streets, it’s about people parking on Rossland streets. Coun. Tim Thatcher said it looks like a project that is needed in Rossland. “We need more affordable housing. The higher density, it’s in the OCP,” Thatcher said. “The only thing I have a little problem with is the parking, I’m not sure it would be best off Thompson and Cook, the way it’s presented here. The only thing I have a problem with is the off-street parking, but other than that I think its a good project I think it’s what’s needed in Rossland , so I don’t have any problem with backing this zoning.” Spearn said she had talked to the builder a few times and had been down to look at the site a number of times. “All the good things about it as outlined by our planning department around multi housing, trying to create something affordable in Rossland around multi-housing which is always challenging in Rossland regardless of where that affordable housing top limit is,” she said. “I asked him clearly what are you trying to stay under in terms of affordable housing. Anything under $300,000 a unit is considered affordable housing. “That site has been empty and dead space ever since the last owner of that property demolished the school, and it’s just been lying there fallow.”
Wallace agreed that something needed to happen on the site. “It has been vacant for a considerable time and it’s a reminder to the community of the loss of the school,” Wallace said. “It is a real emotional scar for our community and I’d like to see it move forward.” One of Wallace’s questions was about a complaint she’d heard that the recommendation by staff decreased the number of units from 24 to 16. Mike Maturo, from city staff, explained that the applicant is proposing a total of six driveways on Thompson and six on Cooke, staff suggested that access is internalized to two points from Cooke. Maturo said it won’t reduce the number of units from 24, as the request is for 16 equivalent units, which he said actually equals 24 multiple family dwellings. Wallace said she supported the rezoning as presented. Blomme supported the recommendation in general, in terms of affordable housing and building the housing stock in Rossland. Maturo said that one of the reasons staff put forward this layout is also to allow the city and applicant to have an easier time in the subdivision stage, as normally the city requires a statutory right of way. He said that the less driveways that access on Thompson or Cooke, the less need that operations have to go deeper into the property. Working around six driveways on each side would be a challenge.
Rossland News Thursday, November 22, 2012
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The National Film Board is coming to Rossland to present two films at the Rossland Miners’ Hall. The films are being presented by the Rossalnd Public Library and Rossland Council for Arts and Culture. The first film starts at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22. “We’re excited to be taking advantage of the NFB Film Club program for libraries, which provides full length documentaries free of charge to public libraries across the country,” said Katie Albright, who is the library director. “This double feature will be our first use of the program.” Albright said the Library was thankful to the RCAC for its support of the initiative and KAST for the use of its projector. “This is yet another example of community groups coming together to offer great community programming for Rossland,” Albright said. “We are looking forward to extending the program in the new year to offer monthly general public and children’s features.” The two films to be screened are, “A Drummer’s Dream” and “Surviving Progress.” A Drummer’s Dream is a rare and unique assembly of some of the greatest drummers in the world. Explosive talent, passion, humour and irresistible personality come together in a magical setting as seven diverse drummers create a profound and unforgettable experience. Surviving Progress is inspired by Ronald
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a Drummer’s Dream, pictured above, is one of the two NfB films that will be showing next thursday at the Miners’ Hall. Film poster Wright’s bestseller A Short History of Progress. Throughout human history, what seemed like progress often backfired. Some of the world’s foremost thinkers, activists, bankers and scientists challenge us
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Speeders without care
Rossland may be a town tucked in the mountains, away from the urban sprawl of city’s, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t share some of the problems. That problem is speeding on some of the back roads, especially on Thompson Avenue, where Gerald Savard lives. Savard brought the problem to focus last week in council as he spoke about the dangerous situations he an others have been put in thanks to careless and reckless drivers in a hurry to get to town or the highway. Thompson is a alternate route through town, but unlike the main stretch through Rossland on Columbia Avenue, Thompson is a tight city street with cars parked on the shoulders. This make visibility while driving through hazardous to both drivers and pedestrians, especially if the former are speeding through at the excessive city speeds of 80 or 90 km as Coun. Fisher said. The street already has a sign that states the limit at 40km, but that is apparently not working. Speeding cars in Rossland is not a new occurrence, as some of the schools have faced similar troubles slowing vehicles down. There are many possibilities to slow drivers down including speed bumps and holes, but the most effective idea may be to promote the pedestrian’s side of things. After all, there aren’t many drivers who would speed through a congested area if they actually thought out the consequences of injuring or killing someone because they are late. Until then, if you’re the driver, think about the consequences, and if you’re the pedestrian, stay wary.
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Winter programs starting in Rossland Now that winter is starting to settle in, you might be thinking about learning how to skate ski, or perhaps become a better skate skier. There is a Beginners Skate Skiing class starting on Dec. 4 and running for three weeks on Tuesday evenings, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The Intermediate and Advanced Skate Skiing class starts the following night, on Wednesday Dec. 5 and also runs for three weeks. Both courses are taught by Andy Morel, with Kootenay Nordic Ventures. Public Skating for the week of Nov. 19-25 is: On Wednesday, Nov. 21 from 6:30-7:45pm; Friday, Nov. 23 from 5-6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 2:30-4 p.m. and again from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information about admission prices and skate rentals, please log on to the City’s website, at www.rossland.ca. The information can be found under the City Hall > Arena page. If you’re new to town and wondering about drop in hockey, there are two recreation times set aside. The Tuesday night Co-Ed Rec Hockey runs from 9:45-11 p.m. and the Sunday hockey runs from 9:15-10:30 p.m. The drop in fee is $10 per person, or you can purchase a 10X pass at the Recreation Department, for $80. 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 library and RCAC are bringing the NFB Film Club to Rossland! Their first film night on Thursday, Nov. 22 will be a double feature that starts at 6:30 p.m. Film number one is; A Drummer’s Dream - A rare and unique assembly of some of the greatest drummers in the world. Explosive talent, passion, humour and irresistible personality come together in a magical setting as seven diverse drummers create a profound and unforgettable experience. The second film is; Surviving Progress - Ronald Wright’s bestseller, “ A Short History of Progress” inspired this cinematic requiem to progress as usual. Throughout human history, what seemed like progress often backfired. Some of the world’s foremost thinkers, activists, bankers and scientists challenge us to overcome progress traps, which destroyed past civilizations and lie treacherously embedded in our own. For more information, contact the Rossland Public Library, at 250-362-7611.
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; www.warren-macdonald.com. 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. 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. 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.
Rossland News Thursday, November 22, 2012
B.C. Views: Reality check on teen suicide Tom FleTcher Black Press
If you find Premier Christy Clark’s campaign against teen bullying to be superficial or even self-serving, I’ve got news for you. It’s potentially worse than that. With the greatest respect to the family of Amanda Todd, her tragic case isn’t representative of teen suicide any more than it is typical of high-school bullying. A clearer and more disturbing picture emerges from the latest report of B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond. It’s a survey of 89 child protection cases from 2007 to 2010, where 15 kids killed themselves and the rest inflicted serious self-injury, in some cases repeatedly. The word “bully” does not appear in the report. It speaks of domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse, addiction, and runaways targeted by street predators. Three quarters of the kids were removed from their homes to protect them from their parents. More than
half are aboriginal. Its key conclusion is that shifting traumatized and mentally ill teens from institutional care to foster homes isn’t working. Earnest but inadequately trained foster parents and social workers can’t cope with kids who need diagnosis, treatment and supervision. Without that, kids shuffled through foster homes an average of a dozen times in three years, with little attachment to home or school. Some were violent, no surprise given their formative years. I asked Turpel-Lafond about the B.C. government’s recent focus on bullying. She said it’s worthwhile, and there are parallels between Amanda’s case and more common teen suicides. One is isolation at moments of crisis. “Say you’re a middle-class parent with a child who hasn’t come out of their bedroom in six months, or you have a boy in foster care who’s in his 14th home,” she said. “They both want to kill themselves, so what do you do?” Ideally, you intervene and get them to a child psychologist. Parents or guardians who
can’t afford $150 an hour can wait months for the Ministry of Children and Family Development to arrange it. And in the meantime, our supposedly family-based foster care system sends them to school. “I’m really worried about how [schoolbased anti-bullying programs] will affect the most vulnerable kids, because you start anonymously reporting someone as being a bully,” Turpel-Lafond said. “Yeah, we know they’re in the youth justice system. We know they’re troubled. By the way, they’ve been sexually and physically abused, jumped through 30 foster homes, and now we want to label them again?” This is not to suggest that the existing B.C. effort isn’t substantial. The ministry reports that there are 2,221 front-line staff positions, of which 219 are currently vacant. It’s notoriously difficult to recruit, train and keep child protection workers, especially in remote communities. Turpel-Lafond says her latest figures show the child and youth mental health service has
476 staff, with 21 vacancies and a governmentwide hiring freeze. And many of those are doing double duty as community service managers. Those managers don’t even have reliable data on case loads, she said. They just know they’re overwhelmed and many of the kids aren’t being reached. This is not about political blame. I can trace this problem back to when Grace McCarthy was children’s minister, and the NDP did no better. I’ve learned a bit about Riverview and Tranquille, asylums that were closed because of a modern belief that they were inhumane. At least they offered safety and medical care to even the most damaged people. Right now our enlightened, progressive society can’t even help most of the kids we know are at high risk. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com email@example.com
Letter: WKFoR seeking funds to support refugee families coming to Rossland in the coming months The West Kootenay Friends of Refugees (WKFoR), a newly formed society, is sponsoring two Burmese families to come to Rossland. The WKFoR is raising $20,000 to support the two refugee families for their first year of re-settlement. Refugees are people who have fled their home country due to a well founded fear of persecution. We are fundraising to provide our two families with a new home where they will enjoy a safe environment, the opportunity to eat, sleep, work, be educated, and live in peace. Who are the families moving to Rossland? The two refugee families were persecuted for their ethnicity during decades of military rule. They were conscripted as slaves in labour camps and managed to escape to Malaysia where they have been living as refugees for
more than seven years. The families are currently working as street vendors and doing odd jobs to survive, always under threat from gangs, violence and poverty. In one family, all the men were killed during the civil war. What are we fundraising for? We plan to support one year of modest living expenses for four adults and their four children. This includes shelter, clothing and food. We are also securing in kind donations for furniture, transportation, education, dentistry and cultural support to help the families learn about life in Canada. We have a fundraising goal of $20,000. How will this benefit our community? Diversity is a trademark of Canada and sponsoring Burmese refugees to rural BC is important to diversity, cross-cultural learning and developing global citizens in our rural regions!
Despite suffering many human rights abuses, our sponsored families have career aspirations, passions and goals to make a fulfilling and positive contribution to Canadian society. Former refugees that have been sponsored in Southeastern B.C. on average have supported themselves within nine months via employment in service jobs that other Canadians were not interested in. These are highly motivated, grateful, and humble individuals. We are confident they will enhance our community and our country socially, economically and culturally. In addition, both families have school aged children which will help facilitate integration within the community. Please consider a donation to help us reach our goal of $20,000. Together we will make a direct difference for these eight people by giving them the op-
portunity to call Rossland, BC, Canada their home. You can find out more about our two families, their history and their dreams on our website www.friendsofrefugees.ca. Our sister organization provides charitable tax receipts for donations over $20.00. You can donate online via our website: www.friendsofrefugees.ca or by sending a cheque to: West Kootenay Friends of Refugees, P.O. Box 1597, Rossland, B.C., V0G 1Y0. Please note our group is completely volunteer run and all overhead expenses are donated in kind. Thank you in advance for your compassion and consideration, WKFoR
Letter: Salary raises to city managers are too high Dear Editor, The raucous sounds of slurping at the trough are reverberating off the hills around Rossland and taxpayers shudder in disbelief. Our new CAO, Cecile Arnott, has very quickly shown she is a diligent protégé of her mentor, former CAO Victor Kumar. Barely weeks into her new position she has carried on the extravagance displayed by Mr. Kumar. Her action in granting Tracey
Butler a $20,000 raise, and a new title, following the $13,500 raise Ms. Butler has already received this year as a result of Mr. Kumar’s generosity, is ridiculous. Nobody, no matter how many titles they get, or how their responsibilities change, should be entitled to a 39% increase in one year, particularly at Rossland City Hall. The grossly offensive increase provided to Ms. Butler is entirely the responsibility of Ms. Arnott. She is
responsible for all the other employees of the City, not Council. It is just more proof that the Delegation Bylaw needs to be repealed quickly and replaced with something that gives Council more oversight and control over the unconscionable spending habits of a bureaucrat. Data obtained from other communities of comparable size, indicate that the salaries paid to management staff in Rossland, are close to the highest, if not the
highest, in the province. Given Rossland’s high taxes, and the lack of industrial assessment enjoyed by other communities, there is no reasonable justification for such elevated salaries, no matter how hard Ms. Arnott tries to rationalize the numbers. Unfortunately, given the bounteous severance packages included in the contracts of Ms. Arnott and Ms. Butler, taxpayers are pretty much stuck with what has been provided
to them since it will be very expensive to terminate the contracts. It’s too bad Councillor Cary Fisher didn’t start asking questions about what could be cut from the budget before Council agreed to hire Ms. Arnott.
Laurie Charlton Rossland, BC
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Volunteer organizers for the Reel Youth Film Festival pose for pictures during a break. The Rossland Film Festival itself went smoothly thanks to many volunteers working behind the scenes.
This past week, Rossland has been alive with activity as the Rossland Mountain Film Festival rolled into town, bringing with it a spectacular array of documentaries, shorts and sports films. It all began with the West Kootenay Friends of Refugees Film Night at the Rossland Miners’ Hall on last Monday. The night brought to the spotlight the theme of the organization. On Wednesday showcase films streamed at the Flying Steamshovel. The Teck Mountain Gala, one of the main attractions, featured a number of top-tier films such as Eyes in the Forest: The Portraiture of Jim Lawrence and I Believe I Can Fly (Flight of the Frenchies), as well as a performance by Brian Kalbfleisch, appetizers and a silent art auction featuring local artists. On Friday, the Steamshovel featured the film premiere of WE: A Collection of Individuals as well as music by the The White Crows of the New Apostolic Church. Saturday was the busiest day, starting with a photo workshop with Cheryl Goodwin, who also spoke on Sunday Afternoon. Goodwin has travelled the world, making her way through countries like Iran and Turkmenistan, that most trav-
ellers would avoid. She had many positive stories to share about her travels, and photos to go along with the journey. The presentation was inspiring for its straight forward sense of adventure. Next up was the Reel Youth Film Festival, which featured local youth-made films incorporated into the screening program of the Reel Youth Film Festival. The festival shows the best youth films of this year. Local youth were invited to submit short films and there were two cash prizes of $150 for the best local youthmade films for judges choice and people’s choice. The festival was followed by a screening of On the Trail of Genghis Khan: The Last Frontier, during the Family Matinee. The film followed Australian Tim Cope, his three horses and dog Tigon as they travel 10,000 km from Mongolia to Hungary. The film focussed on the last leg of Cope’s journey as he struggles through the mountains after three years of travel. Later that night, the Nelson and District Credit Union Saturday Mountain Film and Party featured the music of Whiskey Chief, as well as a number of showcase films. On Sunday, the Rock Cut Pub and Red Room Lounge both showed films into the evening as everyone wound down from the weeks activities.
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Local artist Charlene Barnes is holding a Christmas show at the Grind from Nov. 1 until Dec. 27. Submitted photo
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Local artist Charlene Barnes (whose work is featured on some the new banners in Rossland’s brand new downtown) is holding a Christmas show at the Grind from Nov. 1 until Dec. 27. “This is the third time I’ve showed at the Grind and I’ve had good luck there in the past,” Barnes said. “ I enjoy the ambiance there as a patron. It’s a great place to look at art.” She will be showing new work that marks a bit of a departure for the artist. Many of her new pieces depict
a blending of human figures and their surroundings. “I’m enjoying the relationship between figure and landscape lately. I’m trying to show the interplay between human and nature, between human emotions and the cycles of the seasons.” Barnes’ work is inspired by people, nature, and her experiences of the four seasons in Rossland. “My memory and imagination are my main tools; I seldom work from photos or preliminary sketches. In fact, I’m having great fun forgetting realism, focusing instead on how colour and movement can convey the beauty of life.” Charlene Barnes’ show runs until Dec. 27 at the Grind.
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The Canadian Ski Council’s SnowPass is once again being offered and available online. The pass offers some free skiing and snowboarding for Canadian kids in Grade 4 and Grade 5.
Help Inform the Future of the Columbia River Treaty The Province of British Columbia invites you to a Columbia River Treaty Review consultation workshop with information on future Treaty scenarios. Find out how your interests may be affected. We want your input on the future of the Treaty. The Columbia River Treaty Local Governments’ Committee encourages you to join them and be heard. Nelson
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Presentations and discussions: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Open House: 6:00–6:30 p.m. Refreshments provided. To find out more about the Community Workshops and the November 28 event streamed live visit: www.gov.bc.ca/columbiarivertreaty/events/2012-11 To find out more about the Columbia River Treaty Local Governments’ Committee visit: www.cbt.org/crt
“Introducing children to skiing and snowboarding at an early age gives them lifetime access to these healthy winter sports,” says Patrick Arkeveld, president and CEO of the Canadian Ski Council, a not-for-profit organization. “It keeps them fit, less prone to obesity, and outside and active during the winter months. Better yet, skiing and snowboarding are sports kids can do with the whole family for a lifetime.” The SnowPass gives kids in grades 4 and 5 (born in 2002 or 2003) three free lift tickets at each participating ski area all across Canada for the entire winter; providing them with an opportunity to ski or snowboard hundreds of times over the winter season. To sign up, visit www. snowpass.ca, and you have a choice of either uploading your child’s picture, enter your payment and their proof of age, or our printed option that allows you to fill out the information, print the application to mail in to the Canadian Ski Council with a photo, proof of age and pay-
ment; all for an administration fee of $29.95 including taxes. Signing up online is the quickest and easiest way to apply for your child’s Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass card. SnowPass cards will be sent straight to you beginning in mid-November before the Dec. 1 SnowPass season start date! SnowPass applications are also available through elementary schools and inside participating Sport Chek stores across Canada. The Grade 4 and 5 SnowPass is a national program and is valid at over 150 ski areas across Canada including 33 ski areas in British Columbia, 19 ski areas in Alberta, 2 ski areas in Saskatchewan, 2 ski areas in Manitoba, 34 ski areas in Ontario, 53 ski areas in Quebec, 8 in Atlantic Canada and 1 in the Yukon. With ski areas participating across Canada, families will not have to travel far to put this SnowPass to use. Grade 4 and 5 SnowPass information and applications are available online at www.snowpass. ca or www.passeportdesneiges.ca.
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with 473 signed up already. There are only nine days left before the Early-Bird deadline on Dec 1. Last winter, the club saw 161 days of skiing.
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See dealer for details. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for model shown: 2012 F-150 FFV 4X4 5.0L V8 6-speed automatic transmission: [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. Class is Full–Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR, non-hybrid vs. 2011/2012 comparable competitor engines. ◆Some mobile phones and some digital media players may not be fully compatible – check www.syncmyride.com for a listing of mobile phones, media players, and features supported. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford recommends that drivers use caution when using mobile phones, even with voice commands. Only use mobile phones and other devices, even with voice commands, not essential to driving when it is safe to do so. SYNC is optional on most new Ford vehicles. ©2012 Sirius Canada Inc. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ©2012 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.
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Community Rossland artists show features Mount Carlyle inspired paintings
Local artists Jenny Baillie, Brigitte Debois, 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 in 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 per-
sonal 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 said.
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The Rossland Homespun Christmas Craft Fair featured many interesting Christmas gifts. Top right, Darcee O’Hearn exhibits her new book in her children’s series Legends of the Forest entitled Cedric the Cedar. Below, are some hand-made crafts. The craft fair was also a fundraiser for the Rossland Skatepark Association. Arne Petryshen photo
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