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70 people was happy to hear support from council on the issue, as the funding being left off was attributed to council’s wish to get a better idea of the Columbia Avenue projects cost by way of leaving empty line items. Isaac Saban, president of the KCTS, presented council with an in-depth report on the benefits the trails bring to Rossland and the greater area. The KCTS manages 145 km of non-motorized trail in the Rossland area. “That is the tip of the iceberg, in terms of what it takes to sup-

port those trails. The amount of effort that goes in behind it is enormous,” he said. “Those 145 km of trails are located 90 per cent on private land.” The KCTS has 28 land access agreements, one which is with the government to operate on Crown land. “So we’re dealing with 27 different organizations, from either individuals, who may own a small lot that has 100 metres of trail across it, but without that 100 metres, you don’t have the other 5 km of trail… all the way through to corporations like Teck Metals,” he said.

Saban noted the intricacies that the society takes on when dealing with a company like Teck. “When we’re dealing with Teck, we’re dealing with two lawyers, their local lawyer and their corporate lawyer in Vancouver, we’re dealing with paralegal, their manager, we’re dealing with a manager of lands, we’re dealing with outside consultants who are offering environmental advice.” Saban said in those 27 agreements, the society deals with 150 different people. For landowners, there is not

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really any incentive to offer the land, rather they take on risk. The incentives are in the public image and the ability to offer the use for the public good. The KCTS offers an insurance liability policy in exchange for the risk that the landowner takes on. “That policy requires that we maintain the trails, that’s where this funding really becomes key,” Saban said. “If we don’t maintain the trails every single year, that insurance is null and void. If the insurance is null and void we lose the land See City on P. 3

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Community Lot Tell your community what’s happening! Send photos, stories, event listings, upcoming activities and regular group meetings to reporter@rosslandnews.com or submit your listing on our website at rosslandnews.com

February is... • CHINese New Year, Feb. 10 • FamIlY daY, Feb. 11 • ValeNtINe’s daY, Feb. 14 • Flag oF CaNada daY, Feb. 15 • HerItage week, Feb. 17-24

Coming events

sCHool dIstrICt 20 meetINg The next school board meeting is Feb. 25 at 7p.m. at the

Trail Middle School. This wil be the final reading of the bylaw dealing with closures/ reconfigurations of Rossland’s schools.

CItY CouNCIl: Next regular meeting is Monday Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.

rosslaNd goldeN CItY QuIlt guIld meets every Monday. The guild meets at the Se-

nior Centre on Rossland Avenue from 7-9 p.m.

rosslaNd rotarY wINe FestIVal is coming up Feb. 23 from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are

$55 each and on sale at Powder Hound. For more information on the event, contact Fiona Martin at fiomar@shaw.ca.

rosslaNd News CaleNdar oNlINe: Upload events that are coming up free online at

www.rosslandnews.com/calendar/

blaCk JaCk loppet: Black Jack Ski Club will be having its 29th annual Loppet race on

March 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

rosslaNd radIo Co-op: Open house every Monday from 3-7 p.m. followed by station

meeting at 7 p.m. More info: radio@rosslandradio.com.

rosslaNd retIrees CurlINg Club invites men and women interested in curling on

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.

Heart aNd stroke moNtH is happening in Rossland. Look for canvassers to donate.

rosslaNd skatepark CommIttee 6-8 pm, first Tuesday each month at the Rossland Library. Come be part of the process.

rosslaNd HIstorICal museum is open winter hours. Those hours are Feb. 22, from 2

sCoutINg For boys and girls, now at the Rossland Scout Hall. Beavers (ages 5,6,7) Tuesdays. Cubs (ages 8,9,10) Scouts (ages 11-14) Contact Tom Leask 362-7118. Accepting applications for Scout Leaders.

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!

For more more information, contact Mary Ann at 362-7302.

p.m. to 6 p.m. and Feb. 23, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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, retrac01@telus.net.

opeN mIC NIgHt at the Flying Steamshovel every Wednesday at 9 p.m.

legIoN The Rossland Legion is open. Go in and check out their newly renovated

windows.

rosslaNd lIgHt opera plaYer Will perform their new production The Show Must

Go On Feb. 22, 23 and March 1. More info at rlop.ca.

sCeNestudIo: Acting for All! Rossland’s new acting school is open and offers ongo-

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

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 by calling 250364-6247.

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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

coordinator@columbiaycdc.ca. 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.

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.

aIr Cadets Meets every Wed. 6pm - 9:15pm at the 44 Trail Armory in Shaver’s Bench

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Al Fisher honoured ARne PeTRyShen Rossland News Editor

Al Fisher, a longtime Rossland resident, is awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal from Alex Atamanenko, Southern Interior MP, Tuesday in Trail. Arne Petryshen photo

Rossland resident Al Fisher received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal on Tuesday, along with seven others. The presentation took place in the regional district boardroom in Trail, in front of many supporters. Fisher was originally nominated by Senator Nancy Greene Raine last year. Greene Raine was coached by Fisher in her alpine skiing days. Coun. Kathy Moore then put in a nomination through city council. Fisher was thankful the recognition. “I’d like to thank the community of Rossland,” Fisher said. “It’s a great place to live and there are great people to play with.” Southern Interior MP Atamenenko

presented the medal and said Fisher is still unstoppable. “He’s 82-years young, but still has overcome some accidents and continues to ski and bike,” he said, adding that Fisher continues to inspire others to be as healthy and active as they can. He’s also been working for decades coaching alpine and cross country ski racing, as well as track and field. At the Black Jack Ski Club Fisher has been the driving force behind building and strengthening the youth crosscountry skiing program. He worked to raise funding for the youth skiing programs in both recreational and racing divisions. Black Jack noted that because of his efforts major donations were made to the club for facilities upgrades. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal is awarded for volunteering in the community.

City council sees strong support behind trail society Continued from P. 1 access agreements. If we lose the land access agreements, you will likely never see a trails network in this area again.” It took the KCTS five years to get the first agreement. Saban said that other areas look at the KCTS as a role model for the “ultimate, sustainable, highly valuable, network and how to operate trails.” Saban, noted that, as a professional engineer, he would charge $19,000 for 150 hours of his time, which is roughly what he volunteers to the KCTS in a year. “I’m one of seven directors,” he said. “We’re all equally involved, we’re all equally networked within the communities.” He estimated all together the KCTS volunteers put in 3,500 hours a year. Were they to build the network

Supporters of Rossland’s trails network showed up in force when the city left the Kootenay Columbia Trail Society funding off a recent draft budget. Arne Petryshen photo from scratch, he estimated the cost at $2.25 million. They also estimated 120,000 users on the trails per year. Coun. Kathy Moore noted that Saban’s presentation really highlighted

the value that the organization brings to Rossland as a resort municipality. Saban also noted that he hoped the city would make the funding consistent, so as to avoid the society’s need to create a report such as the

one from that night every year. He said it took the directors about 120 hours to put it together. Coun. Jill Spearn said the KCTS is a “no-brainer.” “I think Rossland has moved in many ways, from users of parks and arenas, although those are still used by our community, to a community of using the trail system,” Spearn said. “You know I’m a strong supporter of KCTS.” Coun. Kathy Wallace noted that on top of the $19,000, Rossland also pays $11,000 into the KCTS through the regional district. “I have been a supporter and I will continue to be a supporter,” Wallace said, adding that she uses the trails herself. “I think there was a little bit of misunderstanding that reached out to the community, because that budget that had been

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presented had empty line items in it. It was really a way for council to understand the potential offsetting of the Columbia Ave project. There were no decisions made at that point in time.” Wallace said that the trails are a part of the community. Mayor Greg Granstrom said that having so many show up is a visual reminder to council of the importance of the trails in the community. “Council is, I believe, very aware of the value of the trails to the city, I don’t think there is any question of that in our minds,” Granstrom said. For more on the Kootenay Columbia Trail Society, go to www.rosslandtrails.ca.


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Radio co-op hoping to get bill waived ARne PeTRySHen Rossland News Editor

The City of Rossland is seeking applications for volunteer positions on the

HERITAGE COMMISSION The duties of the Heritage Commission are: • To preserve and promote buildings and sites that are significant to Rossland’s identity. • To advise Council on any matter relating to heritage conservation; • To recommend strategies and policies to Council, and undertake programs for the support of heritage conservation; • To support heritage education and public awareness of heritage; • To raise funds and pursue partnerships for the support of conservation and promotion of heritage. The Commission is particularly interested in people with writing experience and a key interest in heritage. Further information about the role and procedure of the Commission can be obtained by contacting Stacey Lightbourne at 362-2329. Please submit your interest in writing or email by March 1, 2013 to: Stacey Lightbourne Planning Assistant City of Rossland 1899 Columbia Avenue Box 1179, Rossland, BC. V0G 1Y0 Phone: 362-2329 Fax: 362-5451 Email: staceylightbourne@rossland.ca

Rossland Radio Co-op is hoping the city will forgive a $2,400 gas bill that is threatening to sink the non-profit. The bill came as a result of an administrative oversight and includes back-payments for the past three years that the co-op has been in the Rotary building on Columbia Avenue. Marty Cancilla, president of the co-op, said it is at a turning point and the bill came as a surprise. “One of the things on our agenda was to ask the city for a lease renewal when we were met with a bill for $2,400 for half the utilities for gas,” Cancilla said. “This was due to administrative oversight, we hadn’t been billed in three years.” Cancilla said the co-op finds it virtually

impossible to pay the bill. “I feel it will set us back and really detracts from our efforts thus far,” he said. “We’re asking that the city forgive this bill.” Cancilla noted that the city does provide reduced rent for the co-op, but the co-op has never asked for anything in the way of a cash grant from the city, for capital of operational ventures on top of the rent decrease. He argued that the gas would have also been on whether the co-op was there or not, since both the Rossland and District Search and Rescue and the food bank operate in the building as well. He said the co-op has given “a lot of people, a lot of purpose.” The bill also comes at a bad time, since Cancilla will be leaving for New Zealand for three years in March. Coun. Kathy Moore said the presentation brought up a lot of questions for her about the bill. Mayor Greg Granstrom said there would

be a staff report coming for the next meeting, which would hopefully answer some of those questions. For more information on the co-op, go to www.rosslandradio.com.

ture. He will offer a verbal opinion of value. There are also some things that he will not appraise, which are jewelry, coins, stamps, guns and wristwatches. He will, however appraise pocket watches and swords. To avoid having to bring in large furniture, Blundell suggests bringing in a loose piece like a drawer instead of the whole thing, as a photo suffices as long as the wood grain is visible. The event is Antiques in the Attic - What’s it Worth and will be held at the Warfield Community Hall on the Friday and Saturday.

Spectators are also welcome, with a $5 entrance fee. To have item appraised, book an appointment with Sarah Benson from the Trail Historical Society, at 250-364-0829. Each 15-minute time slot allows for up to three items for the $35 fee. Call Benson early, as all appointments require pre-booking and pre-payment. If you require a formal written appraisal, call or email Blundell at 250-542-4540 or info@blundellartandantiques.com in advance and he will try to answer any questions.

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If you have antiques lying around that you were hoping to get appraised, an upcoming event could very well be your chance. On March 1 and 2, the Rossland Historical Museum and Archives Association and the Trail Historical Society are bringing in art and antiques expert Peter S. Blundell. Blundell will assess items such as antique bowls, silver tea sets, paintings and furni-

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Community Rossland Light Opera Players prepare for show Arne PeTryshen Rossland News Editor

The Rossland Light Opera Players will be putting on three performances of The Show Must Go On! (60 Years Of Memories), their main stage show starting this weekend. The Rossland-based players will be in Trail this Friday and Saturday, at the Charles Bailey Theatre, and in Rossland at the Rossland Secondary School Auditorium next week. Dawn Graham, the director and writer of the show, is excited for this year’s performance, which is their 60th anniversary show. Graham wrote the musical to highlight the players’ past performances, while adding some new touches. “We’re celebrating all of the history of the shows that (the players) have done,” she said. The players will be performing songs from the past shows. Initially, they were set to do another show, but couldn’t find enough chorus members, so Graham said they went back to the drawing board. “I wrote this show in the first two weeks of

January and then we started rehearsals in the second week,” Graham said, explaining that normally they start prepping for the February show in October. This show had to come together quickly and she has been impressed by the performers’ attitudes to put the play on. Despite being a volunteer-run organization, the players put on a professional-level show. Graham said this show also highlights the Rossland Light Opera Players orchestra, as it is right on stage with the performers. “We’ve never done that before, so that was something I really wanted to try, to showcase them,” she said. “So they get to do their own solos, which is unusual, since they are usually there to accompany, but they are having their moment in the sun as well.” There is also a slideshow presentation in the show that goes back through the years. RLOP will perform at Charles Bailey Theatre this Friday and Saturday, both shows are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at the box office and are $19 for adults and $14 for children

Neighbourhood of Learning

On Monday, Feb. 25 the trustees of SD20 will meet at Trail Middle School for the third and final reading of the school closures bylaw. The only bylaw left remaining to pass is K-9 at RSS. This option passed unanimously at the Feb. 12 reading at RSS. If it passes the final reading, then the board will proceed with their facilities planning process. If for some reason it doesn’t, then the status quo (K-5 at MacLean and 6-12 at RSS) will remain for the time being. A public meeting will be hosted by Neighbourhood of Learning on Thursday, Feb. 28. Rossland residents are encouraged to come to the RSS gymnasium at 7 p.m. for an informative presentation about the options that are open to the community. The Neighbourhood of Learning Committee is working hard on researching the logistics for a number of scenarios, which include a municipal school district, a redrawing of school district boundary lines,

independent school options, and legal options. Each possibility requires significant groundwork and co-operation with the Ministry of Education, and the timelines are challenging. We are also working with the City of Rossland to form a partnership with the school district so RSS could be a K-12 school this fall. This would probably entail some tax implications for Rosslanders, which will be laid out in the days to come. The public meeting will also be an opportunity for interested residents to sign up for working groups to further explore the alternatives that may be available to us. We will have sign-up sheets available at the meeting, and will also distribute a survey designed to gauge community support for the alternatives that remain. Following the meeting, the newly established working groups will have the opportunity to meet in person and online, to plan a course of action for research and mobilization. We encourage Rosslanders to help bring

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City of Rossland will start on budget next week Budget time is coming up for the city and there are still many questions in residents’ minds as to what future taxes could look like. The Columbia-Washington infrastructure project, for example, is still up in the air in terms of the actual cost, so as Coun. Kathy Moore suggested, we really have no idea what it could actually be. The city should have that information in the next few weeks. There is also the potential for a partnership with the school district, still being pursued by the city, that could add a potentially small, but still significant, sum to municipal taxes. Another potential increase could come from the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, which Rossland pays into, as it is suggesting a hospital reserve fund be set up. The thinking behind this is that there will be upcoming expenses in the future of Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, things like upgrades and new equipment that will come up. This would allow it to be ready. The city also supports numerous groups in the city, such as the Kootenay Columbia Trail Society, not only in the direct grant of $19,000, but also through the regional district, with another $11,000. From the group that showed up at council, it’s evident that there is a lot of support for this and other groups. Council will begin meeting to work out the budget next week. It will have a lot to wrestle with to keep any increases to the already relatively high taxes of Rossland to a minimum.

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Whether Christy Clark’s government survives the May election or not, the natural gas “Prosperity Fund” idea floated in last week’s throne speech is a useful one. B.C. is poised to join Alberta in the upper rank of energy producing jurisdictions, with an expanding network of natural gas collection, refining and processing into liquid (LNG) for export. Clark’s pre-election throne speech proposed a resource fund similar to Alberta’s Heritage Fund that would be reserved for debt reduction and major projects, rather than spent on programs, which tends to happen under the political pressure of four-year election cycles. Opposition politicians and media commentators have dismissed this as a pre-election stunt. They note that the LNG industry in B.C. doesn’t exist yet, and may never produce the hundreds of billions of dollars projected over the next 30 years. I returned for a visit to B.C.’s northeast earlier this month, and I can tell you the gas boom is real. My parents homesteaded east of Dawson Creek near the Alberta border in 1962, and I recall when our farm was drilled for gas by Gulf Canada 40 years ago. Many more gas wells have been drilled since then, and country roads have been widened and numbered

for industrial traffic. Hydraulic fracturing, already in use when our farm was drilled, has been combined with directional drilling to open up huge new supplies. A farming community called Montney is the latest hot play, yielding not only shale gas but petroleum liquids, which are valuable for diluting heavy oil among other things. B.C. has never seen this kind of international investment interest before. Initial projects have been joined by global players such as British Gas, and Mitsubishi, a key player in Japan’s replacement of its devastated nuclear power program. Spectra Energy, which operates one of North America’s biggest gas processing plants at Fort Nelson and has another one under construction nearby, has begun work on a third plant near Dawson Creek. Spectra and British Gas have also proposed the latest of several pipelines, to move all this gas to an LNG terminal at Prince Rupert. The Kitimat-Prince Rupert region now has at least five proposed terminals, with investors including Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil and state players from China and Korea. All this is happening as shale gas is developed across the United States as well. As with oil, Canada is a captive of the U.S. market, and the flood of new gas supply has the North American price at rock bottom. At least B.C. hopes it’s the bottom.

Gas royalties passed forest income to the B.C. treasury many years ago, and now as the forest industry struggles to recover, the province faces tumbling revenues from gas. Why would B.C.’s shale gas be seen as a priority for new global investment in LNG? For one thing, we’re a stable democratic country with a mature industry and competent regulation. Secondly, the shipping advantage of the Kitimat and Prince Rupert ports to the Pacific Rim has finally been recognized internationally, as coal, forest products, grain and container traffic has climbed in recent years. B.C. has another advantage that appears to be increasingly important. The shale gas deposits are deep, under a kilometre or more of solid rock, and most are in remote, sparsely inhabited locations. That adds cost to the pipeline system, but it has a benefit. At the beginning of the year I predicted that the international protest movement that dishonestly targets Alberta oil would soon turn to demonizing natural gas. That pseudo-scientific attack has begun, right here in B.C. I’ll have more on that in a subsequent column. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. Email him at tfletcher@blackpress.ca


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The recreation department is working on the Spring Brochure, which will be available mid-March and cover the months of April, May and June. 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. If you represent a local organization and you have events during that time period that you’d like to advertise, please email us with the information, at recreation@ rossland.ca The recreation department and art instructor Shelley Painter, are running Spring Break Art Camps to help keep the kids busy and having fun over the Spring Break! Classes are held in the arena lounge from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and each day has a different art theme to look forward to. Some themes include; shadow puppets, block printing, stop action movies, beading and painting. The dates are March 18-22 and March 25-29. Children ages 6-12 years can register for one day, several days or a full week. Spaces are limited and the instructor will require advance notice to ensure there are enough materials for each day. The Rossland Pool doesn’t open for several months, but we’re looking for qualified, certified staff. The outdoor pool opens at the beginning of June and closes at the end of August. The Rossland Pool offers a full range of aquatic education – including School Board Lessons, Aqua Tot, Red Cross Swim Lessons, the Bronze courses and Swim Club. Resumes should be forwarded to the recreation department by March 15. The Rossland Public Library has introduced a new Lego Club on the first Thursday of each month from 3-4:30 p.m. The club starts on Thursday, March 7. The library will supply the Lego – please leave your own at home so that they don’t get mixed up.

It’s the last week for night skiing and boarding at Red Mountain, this Thursday from 6-9 p.m. The Red Carpet and T-Bar will be open and if you want to make an evening of it and Rafters is open with their family friendly dinner menu, available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Please contact Red Mountain at 250362-7384 for pricing or check their website at, www.redresort.com . Soccer at RSS on Wednesday, Feb. 20 was cancelled due to a sporting event at RSS. Soccer will resume the following week. The Rossland Public Library’s 3 p.m. “Movies & Munchies” program is this Wednesday, Feb. 20! Kids will enjoy five different cartoons from the National Film Board – quirky, interesting independent films – while enjoying a healthy snack! For more information, contact the library, at 250-362-7611 or info@rossland. bclibrary.ca. The Lil’ Gretzky’s Preschool Hockey Program is going to continue as a drop in program on Mondays from 3:15-4:15 p.m. This is a fun introduction to skating, holding a stick and moving the puck around. Parent participation is required for this preschool program. Helmets and skates are a requirement for both. The program will run until March 11. If you’re new to town and wondering about drop in hockey, there are several opportunities to lace up your skates and join the locals! On Thursdays you can play from 1:453:15 p.m. with Johann’s Hockey. On Tuesday nights the Co-Ed Rec Hockey runs from 9:45-11 p.m. and the Sunday hockey runs from 9:1510:30 p.m. The drop in fee is $10 per person, or you can purchase a 10X pass at the rec department, for $80. Sr.’s Hockey is running in the arena on Friday mornings from 9:3010:45 a.m. This ice time is for senior and/or “laid back” players who are

committed to ensuring a fun and safe game of hockey. Players are expected to play in the spirit of fellowship and sportsmanship. All abilities are encouraged and welcome! For more information, please contact the program coordinator, Mike Ramsey at m.ramsey@telus.net. The Saturday Co-Ed Rec Hockey has been cancelled, so make sure you take advantage of the Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/ Sunday ice times. Interested in Hip Hop & Jazz? The classes are running on both Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Tuesday classes are running in the Annex from 3-3:45pm for 5-6 year olds and 4-5 p.m. for 7-9 year olds. On Wednesdays, the classes are held at the Miners’ Hall from 3:15-4 p.m. for kids 5-6 years. The classes are taught by Meg Wadsworth and are guaranteed to be high energy, addictive and fun! Public Skating for the week of Feb. 18-24 is on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 6:30-7:45 p.m., Friday Feb. 22 from 5-6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24, from 6-7:30 p.m. The Sunday 2:30-4 p.m. public skate has cancelled due to the Minor Hockey Tournament. 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 a parent of a preschooler, there’s a new Parent & Child Mother Goose Program running on Saturdays, from 11 a.m. To 12 p.m., starting Jan. 12 and running until March 16. This program is offered through the Rossland Public Library for babies 6-18 months and their parents. To reserve a place, please contact the children’s librarian, Lynn Amann, at children@rossland. bclibrary.ca or by phone, at 250-3627611.

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Red Moutain Racers will be participating in U14 and U16 Zone Giant Slalom races this weekend at Red Mountain Resort. Above, Jane Andison competes at Whitewater Ski Resort.

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This weekend, the Red Mountain Racers will be hosting the Teck U14 and U16 Zone GS event in Rossland. The event features two races on Saturday and two on Sunday. Racing in the event is Jane Andison (U14) from Rossland. Andison is undefeated this season with four wins under her belt. Also competing is Castlegar native Heiko Ihns (U12) who has

been on the podium for all four of his events, and Kristoff Panke from Davenport, Wash. with three podium finishes so far. Andison, 13, came away with a clean sweep at the Whitewater U12-U16 Zone Slalom Race in January, while Heiko Ihns, 10, won three of four races, with one silver. Andison and Ihns headlined a stellar performance of Red Mountain Racers at the Whitewater event in Nelson: 20 Red Mountain racers: 32 top 10 finishes, nine gold medal performances, five silver performances, four bronze medal performances.

“I felt really nervous, but by the last race, I was really pumped and ready to go for it.” said Andison, and. When asked by a younger racer what it is like to be on the podium, she said: it’s a great feeling. “You feel like you’ve accomplished something special.” The Giant Slalom this weekend is Andison’s next race, she plans to ski as aggressively as she can. Danny Larrui Altadill, Gavin Patterson, Vasily Koltsov and Kristof Panke also had multiple podium finishes. Full results are on the B.C. Alpine site www.bcalpine.com.

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Looking for a job, a new car, maybe trying to get rid of an old set of bunk beds; or are you a collector? UsedKootenays.com is a resource not to be overlooked. With the rise of online classified sites such as Kijiji or Craigslist, UsedKootenays.com offers up an alternative that aims to connect with the community offline that it’s bringing together online. “We actually have a genuine concern and care for the communities we serve,” says Erin Richards, marketing co-ordinator for UsedKootenays.com, which is also owned by Black Press. Black Press is the largest publisher of community newspapers in B.C. and has newspapers in every community in the Kootenay region. Recently, all of the Kootenay Black Press titles began running all of its print classified ads on UsedKootenays.com. “We feel this is a great value for our customers and makes Black Press the best option when it comes to placing classified advertising throughout the Kootenays,” said Chuck Bennett, group publisher for Black Press in the Kootenays. “We are really excited about this opportunity for us to grow our business in this area, but more importantly, this is good for our customers.” This partnership also aligns

well with the values of UsedKootenays.com, as being truly local. “We have staff on the ground in most of the communities we serve. They involve us in local community events, we partner with local non-profits and charities... We want to be that different classifieds that cares about the people using our sites,” said Richards. UsedKootenays.com has its own charity as well. Called the Community Angel Program, Richards explains staff, or “angels”, spend time looking for ways to help out a person placing an online ad. “Their job is to search our sites to find people who have posted ads saying they’re in need,” she says. “That can be anyone - from a single mom who needs a birthday present for her son because she can’t afford one this year to a senior needing a new battery for their scooter.” The angel makes contact and meets with them in person to learn their story. “Whether that’s financially, or whether they just need help connecting to other resources, we do our best to give them a hand,” says Richards. “We really want to have personal connections with our users.” Also setting them apart from other online shopping venues is tighter moderation, ensuring things like weapons, puppy mills and pornography aren’t promoted. Scams, spam and low quality content are less likely to appear on this site as well. It’s all part of maintaining a high quality service that allows a

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Daisy is this weeks beautiful pet of the week. Daisy is a two year old Husky cross. She is all white with stunning blue eyes. Daisy showed up to the shelter one night tied to our fence, so we do not know Daisy’s background information. What we do know, since being here at the shelter, is that Daisy is the sweetest gal you’ll ever meet. She loves the company of people and other dogs, and doesn’t seem to mind cats. Daisy doesn’t seem to be used to toddlers yet, but with constant supervision or older kids she would be just fine. Daisy is a high energy dog and needs a lot of exercise and activities to keep her mind stimulated. Daisy is kennel trained and is very good about doing her business outside. Daisy has a bit of separation anxiety and can start chewing things if left alone for long periods of time. In a past foster home, Daisy did well off leash snow shoeing in the bush. If you are looking for an active dog, to take with you everywhere, come meet this wonderful girl.

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positive exchange of goods with those living nearby. “People want to buy and sell from their neighbours, from people that they trust, from people living in their own communities,” Richards says. Secondhand bargain shopping is also the trend among many trying to save a buck these days. As well, it’s convenient to shop from a home computer, says Richards. “You can see the item right there online and you all the information and then you just go pick it up.”

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As part of a network of websites across the country, UsedKootenays.com covers the entire Kootenay region but users can narrow down a search based on how far they’re willing to look. On Facebook and Twitter, UsedKootenays.com is increasing its profile after a few years of operation. The feedback forum on their site is also open for comments from users who see a way they can better serve the immediate area. “I would love to engage in some dialogue with people in the Kootenays,” says Richards.

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HAVE YOUR SAY We’re Listening PUBLIC HEARING

Monday February 25,2013 7:00pm Council Chambers 1899 Columbia Ave

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City of Rossland OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 2542 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2543 What are Official Community Plan (OCP) and Zoning Amendment Bylaws No. 2542, 2543 about? To rezone the lands shown on the map below on Redstone Drive opposite the entrance to the clubhouse and adjacent the existing residential development from R1-R-Rural Residential to R-5-Mixed Density Resort Residential. This also requires an Official Community Plan Amendment from Parks Trails and Open Space to Resort Residential.

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How will this affect me? The purpose of the bylaw is to allow a variety of housing types (single family, duplex, townhouses) to be located in this area. This area will be added to the existing R-5 Mixed Density Resort Residential zone directly across Redstone Drive with a total density (for both areas) of 85 equivalent units.

How do I get more information? A copy of the proposed bylaw and relevant background documents may be inspected at the City of Rossland Office, 1899 Columbia Ave on regular working days from 9 am to 4pm, and also online at www.rossland.ca. Tracey Butler - Deputy CAO/Corporate Officer

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Rossland dancer in Winnipeg RoSSlAnd dAnce Submitted

A Rossland dancer is making her mark in the world of contemporary dance . Jill Amantea, a Rossland Secondary School graduate of 2012, is currently training with the School of Contemporary Dancers in the senior professional program in Winnipeg, after a successful audition last spring. The dance program she is attending is a four-year program and is affiliated with the University of Winnipeg. Amantea receives credits for her work in the dance studio and is taking additional courses at the University to attain a Bachelor of Arts degree. She finds the program demanding and is being pushed to her limits, but says she loves it. Her hope is to “dance professionally for as long as possible in a variety of different dance jobs, eventually taking me around the world.” Amantea has deep roots in Rossland as a fifth generation

Rossland contemporary dancer and Rossland Secondary School grad Jill Amantea is training in Winnipeg. Submitted photo

Rosslander, with her great, great grandparents coming to Rossland in 1908. Her family has lived in the Rossland area ever since. Amantea danced with Renee

Salsiccioli at Renee’s Studio of Dance (formerly Kootenay Danceworks) for six years beginning in September 2006 and was one of the original RSS Dance Academy members.

Education Week

The Rossland News is putting out a special section on Education in our schools. There are two parts to this unique section. The first, and most exciting part, is that we are going to get the students themselves to draw up the advertisements. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about marketing and advertising while at the same time having a great time participating in this neat project. This is a great opportunity for advertisers, because your ad has a totally unique look and the readership for this section is amazing. The second aspect to this section is that we write stories on specific projects and initiatives happening inside our Rossland and area schools.

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Wine fest tickets available Staff Writer Rossland News

Rossland Rotary is gearing up for its 24th annual wine festival this weekend. The festival is an opportunity to try some of Canada’s best wines, as there will be dozens on display, from Gewurtztraminer or after-dinner port. There will also be hors d’oeuvres to complement the large selection of wines to sample. “We’ll be featuring wines from the Okanagan and the Kootenays, as well

as tapas by Gabriella, chocolate from Mountain Nugget, a silent auction and door prizes.” said Tina Kenyon, Rossland Rotary president. This year’s theme is Mardi Gras, so she hopes everyone will come dressed for the occasion. Money raised from the festival supports local and international Rotary projects. The 24th annual Rossland Rotary Wine Festival takes place at the Prestige Mountain Resort in Rossland on Saturday from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $55 each and on sale at Powder Hound.

Letter: online city petition

A group of concerned Rosslanders has started an “Ipetition” online to show support for the recent motion passed by Rossland city council to ask the Auditor General for Local Government to help us improve practice and sort out some issues at city hall. If we can get lots of signatures, hopefully we will stand out from the crowd of other municipalities asking for help from this newly created government office. As well, this is a rare opportunity (rare at least in recent months) to show

that we are aligned with council and appreciate their prompt action in getting this motion approved and into the hands of the AGLM quickly. Rosslanders wishing to show support should go to the following website to record their votes. No fee for doing so is required. The address is www.ipetitions.com/ petition/support-rossland-councilsmotion-to-the-auditor/ Jan Micklethwaite Rossland

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Trail $149,900

Salmo $134,000

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Rossland $199,000

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Rhonda van Tent 250-231-7575

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