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When the smoke cleared in council chambers Monday night the motion to ante up taxpayers’ money in a bid to keep kindergarten to Grade 12 education in Rossland was still standing. A 90-minute debate, emotional at times, raged across the floor in council, with a narrow vote—fourto-three—ultimately passing the motion for the City to offer a grant-in-aid of $140,000 per year for three years to School District 20 (Kootenay Columbia), with the condition kindergarten to Grade 12 grades remain in Rossland for the school years of 2013-2018. Councillor Jill Spearn spoke at length to introduce Inside: the motion—in front of a • The debate in packed council chambers of council 20 people—reading from her • Quotes from pages of notes on the merit of each councillor, keeping all 13 grades in the mayor Golden City in an attempt to • Prospects of sway the majority of coundeal with SD20 cil in favour of approving • See more, Page 3 the motion. But it was a late amendment to the motion, after over one hour of discussion, that courted the majority of council’s approval. The amendment by councillor Kathy Wallace—that if the grant-in-aid was accepted by SD20 a referendum would be held on the issue of raising taxes —quelled the fears of some councillors about community-wide acceptance. “I will say it again, this is not our responsibility ... ” Mayor Greg Granstrom began. “But sustainability is,” interjected Spearn, pounding the table. “When you speak to sustainability, is $140,000 sustainable when you have to raise taxes? What is sustainable?” he replied. Earlier in the debate, councillor Cary Fisher said the real balancing act for council would be to counteract the expected rise in taxes from all levels of government. “Down the road everything is going up,” he said, “and the town can’t support it. It’s not sustainable for the town to keep adding things on. • See COUNCIL, Page 3

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• BLACK JACK AGM The Black Jack annual general meeting takes place Saturday April 13 at Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 2414 Columbia Ave., at 5:30 p.m. Potluck dinner starts at 6 p.m. Cost is $2, but kids are free. Draws, guest speakers, nominations and elections. Please bring an appetizer, salad, casserole or dessert to share. Coffee, tea and juice provided. All proceeds to the Skier Development Program. • WEST KOOTENAY OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP Monday, April 15, 2013 at 2 p.m. Kiro Wellness Center, Trail. Guest speaker: Diana Howard, Fitness instructor. Come out and meet our new ET nurse. For info, call 250-368-9827 or 250-365-6276. • TEA fOR ART Art Show and Spring Tea at the Seniors Hall in Rossland. Located on First Ave. 1-4 p.m., April 20. By donation. • CiTY COUNCiL Next regular meeting is Monday April 22 at 7 p.m. • KOOTENAY dANCEWORKS Students from Kootenay Danceworks will be performing at their year-end show, An Evening of Gratitude, at the Charles Bailey Theatre on Saturday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale. • PARENT-iNfANT MOThER GOOSE (APRiL 6 - JUNE 15) Join in Saturday mornings (11 a.m.- 12 p.m.) at the Rossland Library for an hour of rhymes, stories, and songs. The program welcomes children aged six to 18 months of age and their parents. Other ages may be considered. Please contact Lynn Amann by e-mail (children@rossland.bclibrary.ca) for more details or to register.

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Rossland Golden City Quilt guild meets every Monday. The guild meets at the Senior Centre on Rossland Avenue from 7-9 p.m.

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 welcome.

Joe hill coffeehouse Joe Hill Coffee House takes place the third Sunday of each month. 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, 250-3625677, retrac01@telus.net. Open Mic Night at the Flying Steamshovel every Wednesday at 9 p.m.

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Dinner in the Dark at The Garage this Friday is a fundraiser for the Kootenay Project Adventure for the Visually Impaired (KPA-VI). Organized by Kolby Zanier, left (a member of KPA-VI), the dinner is nearly sold out, said her mom, Aileen, right. TimoThy Schafer

West Kootenay Minor lacrosse 2013 registration is now open. Forms can be picked up/dropped off at Gerricks Cycle in Trail. Contact Tina at WKMLA@hotmail.com for info. Practices will be starting April 15. School District 20 meeting The next school board meeting is April 15 at 7 p.m. at the Trail Middle school. 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 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. 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 p.m., 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) Scouts (ages 11-14) Contact Tom Leask 362-7118. Accepting applications for Scout Leaders.

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To follow by faith alone is to follow blindly. And on Friday night people who come to dinner at The Garage restaurant will be placing their faith in their host and following blindly as they sit down to Dinner in the Dark, a unique opportunity to experience dining without the use of sight. For the cost of a ticket ($50 in advance) people are blindfolded when they arrive at The Garage on Columbia Avenue, and stay that way until the end of the three-course meal. It’s a fundraiser for the Kootenay Project Adventure for the Visually Impaired (KPA-VI), said The Garage owner Julie Eyres, and to help her friend, Kolby Zanier, who is a member of the KPA-VI. “This is so people can experience what it is like to be blind,” said Eyres about the dinner. The dinner is fully organized by Grade 11 student Rossland student Zanier, who recently lost all of her vision. KPA-VI is a unique program that brings together Kootenay students who are blind or visually impaired to participate in recreational adventures as a way of developing skills from the expanded

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core curriculum for the visually impaired. The expanded core curriculum is intended to teach students who are blind or visually impaired skills needed to take part in school and community life. The program is run by the East and West Kootenay teachers of the visually impaired. Kootenay Project Adventure invites students to develop ECC skills through the participation of experiential learning opportunities that take place beyond the classroom.

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He called for other things in the budget to be cut to keep the balance for the city’s taxpayers. The amendment was passed five to two, with councillors Kathy Moore, Wallace, Jody Blomme and Tim Thatcher, as well as Granstrom, in favour. Later in the evening, Wallace, Moore, Spearn and Fisher carried the main motion. After the meeting, Neighbourhood of Learning (NOL) committee chair Aerin Guy—the group working to keep all grades in the city—said she was glad the debate took place, and that council does have its ear to the ground of the community. “But this let’s us move forward

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with the negotiations with the school district,” she said. “They had to put the pieces of the puzzle in place for this to take place.” An majority of Rosslanders surveyed were found to be in favour of an increase in taxation to support the continuation of kindergarten to Grade 12 education in the Golden City, after a weeklong, city-wide poll was conducted by the NOL committee. The results of the poll were delivered two weeks ago to Rossland City council and it was revealed that 60 per cent of the respondents supported a tax increase if it meant grades 10-12 would be kept in the community. editor@rosslandnews.com

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The tiny confines of City council chambers were packed to capacity as people listened to the debate on the SD20 motion.

Not just about money: SD20 chair

On Feb. 25 the SD20 board of trustees voted in favour of closing MacLean Elementary School in the city, moving the grades to Rossland Secondary School (RSS), and lopping off the top three senior grades (grades 10-12) and moving them down the hill to Trail’s J.L. Crowe Secondary School. The decision lit a fire under City council to come up with a financial offer to the school district to keep three senior grades in RSS until a more permanent solution could be found. But Spearn said the offer was about more than taxpayer dollars. She argued repeatedly that the motion would only serve to be a jumping off point for negotiations with the school district, and did not commit the city residents to a tax hike of around $55 (average). Moore was interested in how a deal with SD20 could buy the community some time to “think outside of the box” on a permanent idea to keep the grades in the city. “I’m not willing to do this in perpetuity. Absolutely not. It is not the business of the taxpayers to fund education. That’s a provincial mandate and it should come from those taxes,” she

said. Granstrom iterated repeatedly the error in council accepting the mantle of the shortfall. “To all of a sudden say that this council is going to take responsibility for the shortfall in funding by the provincial government and put that load on our taxpayers, quite frankly, to me is making a statement that we ... are willing to accept the download from the provincial government to our taxpayers with no guarantee, with no end goal in sight other than ... the statement that we are bridge financing for a few years.” Thatcher spoke against the motion, even though he grew up in Rossland and his children graduated from the city’s schools. “I’ve known people in Rossland who moved out of town because of the taxes. And, with the school situation, people are going to leave town and it’s going to be hard to attract new families. So it’s really, which way do we go,” he said. He also asked for something to be cut in other areas of the City’s budget. — Timothy Schafer

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The issue of keeping the three senior high school grades in Rossland isn’t just about money, said SD20 board chair Darrell Ganzert. Even though the district will save up to $145,000 per year with moving the three grades to Trail’s J.L. Crowe Secondary School, and it could be revenue neutral with a deal in hand from the City, Ganzert said the money the City could offer would “be a huge factor for some trustees to consider,” but it won’t be a done deal to keep the grades in the city. “(Trustees) will consider the educational offerings that are available in a K-12 situation in Rossland,” he said. “Although it may impact some people’s decision if there is money

made available by the city, it just simply won’t be the money, I don’t suspect.” He pointed to the resources RSS may lack in the new configuration, compared to what students could access at J.L. Crowe if they are sent down the hill. Granstrom had asked Spearn—council’s liaison with the Neighbourhood of Learning committee— about the probability of the SD20 board accepting the proposal as it was written. Spearn said she had asked Ganzert about the possibility of having conversation with the City regarding partnerships. “And his answer, and to my eyes, he said ‘Yes we are,’” she told council. “And have we gone to them and had any conversation with them around partnerships other than at a very low level?

No. So I don’t know what the probability is but you have to start somewhere.” Granstrom said he had heard there was a very strong possibility the deal from the City would not be passed by the SD20 board. “So if that is not going to be accepted, why would we do this?” Spearn said the motion allows the City to enter into negotiations, and where it goes from there is unknown. Granstrom said in his conversations with Ganzert, any offer from the City would not guarantee anything beyond the current school year. “There is not a way they can guarantee anything past that school year,” he said, pointing to an increase in school wages throwing the numbers out. editor@rosslandnews.com

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“Spring Fling” at the Rockcut Pub was a huge success attended by over 90 people who enjoyed a wonderful RC burger and a fun filled evening topped off with “Name That Tune.” Special thanks to the volunteers who assisted, the local merchants who donated items for the “Toonie Baskets” and the many people who came out to support. Proceeds from the evening (about $1,575) have been donated to the Canadian Cancer Society support services. Pictured are the local volunteers (left to right) Patrica Piper, Phyllis Boates, Dorothy Northrup, Kathy Bowcock and Tara Kowalchuk.

Smoking restriction bylaw to be considered by council TimoThy Schafer Rossland News

Smokers may become an endangered species on the downtown streets and public spaces of Rossland if the City approves adoption of a bylaw to prohibit the activity in its downtown core. A notice of motion has been put forth by councillor Kathy Moore on a bylaw to butt out tobacco use in the downtown streets of Rossland. Moore wanted Rossland to join the growing list of 30 communities in B.C.—including Vancouver, Victoria and 50 others across Canada—that had banned smoking in public places and downtown streets. “People say we don’t have a problem here in Rossland because hardly anyone smokes, which is true, which is even more reason to pass a bylaw for it because then we can join those communities that are leaders,” she said. With Rossland having a pedestrian friendly downtown core and “diverse all-season outdoor recreation opportunities,” the bylaw seemed like a fit, said Trish Hill of the Canadian Cancer Society, during her presentation to council on the prospect of a bylaw. She said over half of survey respondents in the city favoured a no smoking outdoors bylaw. And support for

“People say we don’t have a problem here in Rossland because hardly anyone smokes, which is true, which is even more reason to pass a bylaw for it because then we can join those communities that are leaders.”

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the bylaw—in communities that instituted one—actually increased after such a bylaw was passed, she added. A no smoking bylaw doesn’t negatively impact the use of City facilities or people coming into the downtown and into business establishments, Hill explained. Instead, a smoke-free bylaw is consistent with Rossland’s identity as a safe, healthy, welcoming and environmentally-conscious community. “It also supports many of the City of Rossland’s current priorities in the Official Community Plan, like reducing natural hazards such as wildfire, protecting the natural environment,

ensuring air and water quality, and promoting use of trails and parks to create an active lifestyle year-round,” she said. She suggested the bylaw would prohibit smoking on all City-managed recreation properties—like trails, parks, plazas and recreational facilities. Some communities have restricted smoking in customer service areas like bar and restaurant patios, Hill noted. There could be an exemption included for traditional tobacco use. “(A bylaw) is just better for the next generation, better for our health,” said Moore. Enforcement would be a complaint driven. No police officer or bylaw officer would be “rushing” out to ticket someone breaking the rule. Hill said if there were people consistently breaking the bylaw then bylaw enforcement would issue a ticket. “A lot of it will be education,” said Moore. If it passes first reading at the next council meeting, April 22 (7 p.m.), the proposed next steps would be that the City of Rossland and Interior Health formalize a partnership to “strengthen actions that will further improve the health of the community and reduce chronic disease risk factors.” editor@rosslandnews.com


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crease in the past four years has been three per cent, and it is “not realistic” that it would suddenly be contained to less than one per cent, Ralston said. In response, De Jong pointed to a new report by Moody’s Investors Service, praising B.C.’s “strong track record of meeting budget targets” and reaffirming its triple-A credit rating after studying the February budget.

“Which is more credible, is really the question,” de Jong said. Ralston also questioned the $625 million budgeted for asset sales in the next two years, comparing it to the $381 million worth of provincial assets sold between 2001 and 2010. The finance ministry has only identified 16 of 100 properties up for sale, and none have actually been sold yet, he said.

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B.C. party leaders will take part in at least two debates, one on TV and one on radio, in the run-up to the May 14 provincial election. CKNW radio is hosting a leaders’ debate at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 26. Invited to take part are B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark, NDP leader Adrian Dix, Green Party leader Jane Sterk and B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins. A one-hour television debate is set for the following Monday, April 29 at 7 p.m. on Global TV, also featuring the four major party leaders. Clark said Tuesday she is challenging Dix to a one-on-one televised debate proposed for May 6. Dix said it would be “disrespectful” to voters and other party leaders to exclude them.

Poll finds 20% undecided Black Press

The NDP has a 17-point lead on the B.C. Liberals among decided voters, but one in five people are still undecided, according to a poll released this week by Insights West. The NDP had support of 45 per cent of decided voters, compared to 28 per cent for the B.C. Liberals. The Green Party was supported by 15 per cent, with 10 per cent backing the B.C. Conservatives. Insights West president Steve Mossop said the poll shows 25 per cent of

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NDP offers movie tax break Black Press

An NDP government would increase tax credits for movie, TV and video game production in B.C., to counter higher tax breaks offered by Ontario and Quebec. NDP leader Adrian Dix said Tuesday that if his party forms a government in the May 14 election, it will increase the tax credit for labour expenditures by foreign and domestic productions in B.C. from 33 per cent to 40. That would cost the provincial treasury $45 million a year, assuming increased movie and TV production. In 2009, Ontario stepped up its tax credits to 25 per cent of all spending for movie and TV production by foreign companies in the province. Dix said the bigger tax break is to reverse a decline of 3,500 direct and indirect jobs in B.C. last year, with early results for 2013 showing a 32 per cent decline compared to last year.

B.C. Liberal MLA Bill Bennett, minister of community, sport and cultural development, said earlier this year that Ontario’s tax credits are not sustainable. Bennett pointed to more than $2 million provided last year for BC Film + Media, which offers financing and marketing support to domestic projects, and the BC Film Commission, a provincial office that helps producers secure permits, crews and shooting locations in B.C.

Clark to air 30-min. TV talk Black Press

The B.C. Liberal Party is buying a half-hour on TV next Sunday night so Premier Christy Clark can make her pitch for re-election directly to voters. The program will air April 14 at 7 p.m. on Global TV, two days before the formal election campaign begins for the May 14 vote. It will emphasize the economy and include testimonials from community leaders, said Mike McDonald, the B.C. Liberal campaign manager. “It is also a matter of basic respect for voters to outline our priorities and policies,” McDonald said. “We hope the NDP will change course and do the same.” NDP leader Adrian Dix has indicated he will roll out his party’s election platform in a series of announcements. Clark has tied her campaign to the government’s heavily promoted jobs plan, putting the party at the mercy of federal employment stats.

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The B.C. NDP has kicked off its election campaign with a more detailed attack on the B.C. Liberal government’s pre-election budget, estimating it conceals a deficit of $790 million. NDP finance critic Bruce Ralston presented his version of the budget in an effort to show it is not balanced, as claimed by Finance Minister Mike de Jong. The NDP has signalled it will run deficits if it forms a government May 15. Ralston said the party will present its own fiscal plan next week, with taxes and spending aimed at keeping the deficit from rising beyond $800 million this year. Ralston said further analysis of the February budget forecasts unrealistically low increases in spending, especially in the current fiscal year, where total spending is budgeted to rise only 0.8 per cent. The average spending in-

De Jong presented the government’s long-promised balanced budget in February, after a string of deficits triggered by the 2009 international financial crisis and the dismantling of the harmonized sales tax. He credited public service unions for agreeing to minimal wage increases and other strict spending controls for the low projected increase in spending. De Jong also borrowed from the NDP’s plans to raise revenues, increasing the income tax rate on large business from 10 per cent to 11 effective April 1. NDP leader Adrian Dix has promised to increase it to 12 per cent, and to impose an unspecified increase on personal incomes above $150,000 a year. De Jong announced in February that personal income taxes for those earning $150,000 or more would rise 2.1 per cent to 16.8 per cent starting next January, but the increase would be rolled back after two years.

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It’s still easy being Green: Party releases election platform

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his is the first of a series of policy commentaries on the four main parties contesting the 2013 B.C. election. I’m starting with the B.C. Green Party, which has higher than usual hopes for the 2013 election. It was also the first to put out a substantial policy document, albeit one that is still being debated and altered. Green Book 2013 continues the Utopian positions that only a party with no chance of forming a government has the luxury to put forward. For example, they would double the area of parks in B.C., but take 100 years to do it. Immediately, they would almost double the carbon tax, taking it from seven to 12 cents on a litre of gasoline. Greens would extend this steeply increased carbon tax to industries such as natural gas and cement production. Leader Jane Sterk told me she expects cement producers and the like to adapt, rather than shut down as their competitive position erodes. And what about the extra billions in carbon tax revenues? Sterk says most

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should continue to go to income tax reductions, as is now the case, because the purpose is to change consumption patterns, not to increase overall tax revenue. Most, but not all. “We think there is an argument to be made for putting, for a period of time, the increased revenue from the carbon tax into creating the infrastructure that allows people to benefit from a carbon tax,” Sterk said. That means transit, and potentially retrofits of homes and other buildings as well. Tax increase aside, this is essentially the NDP position too. The Greens emphasize wind and geothermal power. Sterk faces the awk-

ward task of arguing against hydroelectric expansion. A Green government would cancel the Site C dam project on the Peace River. Sterk says it would only serve as a subsidy to liquefied natural gas exports, which she doesn’t believe materialize as international competitors develop. The Greens’ star candidate, University of Victoria climate scientist Andrew Weaver, agrees. Both point to vast reserves of Russian gas that may well get to Asia more quickly and cheaply. Sterk said the 35,000 existing gas wells in northern B.C. “are not going to be shut down.” Actually, in the absence of LNG exports, that is exactly what would happen to many of them. The U.S. has its own shale gas supplies, and is B.C.’s only current export customer. Converting transport trucks and BC Ferries to LNG fuel isn’t going to maintain the vast industry blooming in northern B.C. The official Green Party position is to place a moratorium on B.C. gas drilling while a comprehensive water use policy is developed. Current innovations such

as reusing municipal wastewater are ignored. The Green platform also demands disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, which the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission has already done. If one were to design a self-fulfilling prophecy that B.C.’s LNG project is doomed to fail, the Green Party platform would be a good place to start. Reading through Green Book 2013, I’m left with the impression that much of it remains calculated as a soothing message for urban voters who have been convinced it’s courageous to drive their cars down to an anti-tanker protest. If Weaver, Sterk or any other Greens get elected, it will be surfing a wave of protest votes from people weary of the B.C. Liberals and the NDP. It will not be due to the practicality or even internal consistency of their polices. It’s still pretty easy being Green. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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City pursues prospect of purchasing MacLean Elementary Annex TimoThy Schafer Rossland News

The City is now looking to annex the MacLean Elementary School Annex. City council passed a motion Monday night during their regular meeting to reserve the right to purchase the MacLean School Annex from School District 20 by the end of the term. In the motion, council hoped the money it could be handing over to the district for keeping grades 10-12 in Rossland would be considered full payment for the Annex if the City wished to exercise their right to purchase. Although the idea of purchasing the Annex was not discussed in council—nor was a purchase price—the notion of losing the Annex once MacLean is closed in June was enough to galvanize council to action. The motion was piggy-backed on the main motion to allow a rise in taxation if the school district would agree to keep the three senior high school grades in the

city at Rossland Secondary School (RSS). Maclean gymnasium is now extremely vulnerable with the recent decision to close the school, noted a City staff report to council. “If Maclean is sold to the Francophone School, the recreation department hopes that we will have access to the gym,” the report read. “If the Francophone School does not purchase Maclean, the building will be boarded up and we will have no access to the gym ... (C)urrently the City does not own a building that has a gymnasium, theatre and classroom space.” Owning the Annex would provide the City and the recreation department with stability for recreation and social programs and create opportunities to increase revenue through program creation. If the City owned the building and the Francophone School was in MacLean, the

Annexing the Annex The City has a reciprocal agreement with SD20 which allows access to the MacLean Elementary School Annex. The Annex is a large gymnasium that is split in half by a large retractable curtain. One end of the gymnasium has a fully functioning stage, complete with stage lighting, heavy curtains and offstage entrance and exits. The lower floor of the Annex is currently the Francophone School and houses approximately 50 students, children and administrators in dedicated classrooms. The recreation department shares the custodial expense, heat and lighting and telephone line expense with the Francophone school. But there is no access during weekends, Pro-D days, spring break, summer or Christmas due to custodial contract. The City’s recreation department places recreation programs into the Annex, including a social “gymnastics” program for toddlers and their parents. The City also uses the Annex as backup for any program that uses the Maclean Field, if the weather turns nasty, and as backup when the Miners Hall is not available. The recreation department owns approximately $10,000 worth of gymnastics equipment that is permanently set up in the back half of the gym. — Timothy Schafer

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lower floor of the Annex could be converted into a youth centre. The gymnasium space on the main floor would provide youth with space to organize sports, recreation, theatre performances, concerts and workshops. If the City lost the use of the Annex, the gymnastics programs would cease to exist as it is dependent on

having access to the gymnastics equipment. The City does not own a comparable building in which the gymnastics equipment could be moved into. RSS gymnasium is currently full with SD20 sports, recreation department programs and community access. editor@rosslandmews.com

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With the reintroduction of the Provincial Sales Tax April 1 government will continue to support businesses as they make the transition to the two-tax PST and GST system. The convenient online eTaxBC PST registration tool— at www.gov.bc.ca/eTaxBC/ register—lets businesses register online from anywhere at any time. Tools and services available to help businesses prepare for the re-implementation of the PST include: • Online webinars covering the general principles of the PST and eTaxBC. • PST bulletins and notices. Videos online: • Returning to the PST - An Overview for Business • PST in B.C. Online Registration Businesses with questions about the PST can call our toll-free general enquiry line - 1 877 388-4440 or email questions to: CTBTaxQuestions@gov.bc.ca

The Informed Dining program continues to expand with 22 national restaurant chains representing more than 1,800 restaurant outlets— including Subway restaurants like the one in Rossland—signing up to provide customers in B.C. with nutrition information for all of their standard menu items. With increased participation from national chains, British Columbia restaurant-goers soon will have greater access to comprehensive nutrition information before or at the point of ordering, similar to what people are familiar with on pre-packaged foods at the grocery store. As part of the voluntary program, calorie and sodium information is prominently highlighted for all standard menu items, along with information on daily calorie and sodium requirements. Informed Dining is mandatory for all retail food service establishments in health-care facilities.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure invites the public to attend an information session to preview plans for the design of intersection improvements along Highway 3B/22, in conjunction with ashphalt resurfacing, through the Village of Warfield to increase safety and mobility on this route for all users. The project is in the design stage and the ministry is inviting the public to provide input at this time. Ministry staff will be onhand to provide information and answer questions. This drop-in open house is scheduled for the following date: Monday April 15, 2013 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Warfield Community Hall 900 Schofield Highway Trail, B.C.

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“We’ve got an opera, two big folk-stomp bands, an electronic producer and a singersongwriter going head-to-head,” he said. “It just goes to show the range of talent we have in the region. Whatever type of music you like, you can find somebody here doing it really well.” Although there are no finalists from Rossland, shortlisted artists come from all corners of the Kootenays: The Good Ol’ Goats from Cranbrook show up in the “Best Roots and Blues” and “Artist of the Year” categories; Golden’s WakCutt is on the list for “Best DJ;” and the Slocan Valley’s Immune 2 Cobras is hoping for “Best New Artist” and “Best Punk/ Rock/Metal.” There’s a huge representation from Nelson artists, said Hansen. KHAOS, the opera written by Don Macdonald, is nominated in three categories. Tofu Stravinsky and James Lamb are both up for “Album of the Year,” and Selkirk music student Dylan McPherson is going for “Best New Artist.”

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To listen to tracks from all the contenders and place your vote go to kootenaymu s i c aw a r d s . c o m and click “Nominate” on the page banner, then “Vote now.” There’s a play button under each artist’s picture that you can click to listen to their music. When you’ve picked your favourite, register for

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Best Roots and Blues Broken Down Suitcase – “The Liar” Brian Rosen – “Wild Rivers” LINT – “Elevator Chase” The Good Ol’ Goats – “Not The Same” Hoodlums – “Moving out of Cell Range”

Song of the Year James Lamb – “River in Bend” The Good Ol’ Goats – “Kiss a Cactus: Shred Kelly – “The Bear” Rhoneil – “Make Believe” KHAOS – “Black Water”

Best Country Folk James Lamb – “River in Bed” Shred Kelly – “New Black” Motes & Oats – “Saskatchewan” Rhoniel – “Make Believe” Laela Heidt – “Love Blind”

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Best Rock Punk Metal Thus Far – “Burning to the Ground” Savage Blade – “Wasteland” Immune 2 Cobras – “Momma Drank” Chinese 4 Travelers – “The Haunting” Willhorse – “Easy Girl”

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Andison wins overall B.C. U14 title Pet of the Week

This week’s pet of the week is Kiera. This bouncy girl is a four year old Border Collie, Staffordshire Terrier cross. Kiera is good with most dogs but is a very dominant dog. She has endless energy, and would be great as a running, or hiking partner. Kiera loves to play fetch and loves toys. She has not had much experience with cats, but she does seem a little too interested in them. Kiera behaves very well in the house and is house trained. The best environment for Kiera would be an active, experienced dog family with a fenced yard. Kiera came in as a stray and may have a tendency to run if left un-attended. If you are looking for an active, friendly dog to join your family please come down to the Trail SPCA today to meet her.

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The Rossland/Trail chapter of Ducks Unlimited would like to thank our sponsors, donors and volunteers who made our annual banquet and fund raiser, held on February 23, 2013, possible and a success. Sponsors: Columbia Power, Whitlock Insurance Services Ltd., Leo Salsman/Leo Salsman Agency, Ron Piccolo, Crown Point Hotel, Kent Skinner, Barrett Motorsports & Equipment, Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services, Re-Max All Pro Realty. Donors: Lauener Bros. Jewellers Ltd., Simone Jewellers, Johnny’s Carline Muffler, John Mota Automotive,Valley Firearms, City of Trail, Ron Allibone, Woody’s Tire & Auto, Home Hardware Building Centre, Teck Metals Ltd., Randy Smith, Leo Salsman,Ye Olde Flower Shop, Silver Fern Framing, Mark’s Work Wearhouse, Ferraro Foods, Challenger Auto Detailing, Columbia Glass, Bruno DeRosa, Maglio Building Centre Ltd., O.K. Tire, Provision Optical, Trail Coffee & Tea, Tim Horton’s, The Giftshop, Rockcut Pub & Restaurant, A&P Furniture, McAuley’s no frills, Canada Safeway, Cedar Avenue Salon, Marnie Devlin, Carol Dobie, Century 21 Kootenay Homes Ltd., Canadian Tire(Trail), Nu-Tech Construction Ltd., Royal Theatre, Prestige Lakeside Resort & Convention Centre, Arlington Hotel. We support our sponsors and donors and would appreciate it if you did too. Rossland/Trail Committee

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The province belongs to Jane Andison of Red Mountain Racers after she was crowned overall champion of the B.C. U14 girls division in alpine ski racing on the weekend in Whistler. After finishing second and third in two separate giant slalom races at Silver Star resort in Vernon at the end of March, Andison’s first and fourth place finishes in the slalom races were enough to clinch the B.C. U14 overall champion title. The fourteen-yearold continued her winning ways at the Whistler Cup with a fourth place in the Kinder Kombi this past weekend, where she was racing against skiers from all over the world. “It doesn’t feel different than other races,” said Andison. “I wasn’t really nervous. The difference is that, here (at Whistler), there are 120 girls when there are usually not that many. I just do what I’m supposed to do and hope for the best.” Andison’s mom, Christine, went further. “What I think is cool about this event is that Jane could come to me and say, ‘Mom, I made some new skiing friends’

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and these friends happen to be from Japan,’” she said. “It really creates a sense of community and common understanding for these young kids.” Other Red Mountain Racers (RMR) of note from Whistler Cup were Daniel Larriau from Spain. Larriau is with RMR through Red Mountain Academy and

Top finishes for Red Mountain Racers: • Isaac Lunn – 36th (slalom) • Gavin Patterson – 25th (slalom) • Vasily Koltsov – 38th (Kinder Kombi) • Arina Rora – did not finish

• Liene Groeger – 21st (giant slalom) • Kaysa Panke – 34th (kinder kombi) • Sophia Rodyakin – 49th (slalom)

Full results available at BCAlpine.com for U14 provincial championships and Whistler Cup.

finished fifth in Saturday’s U14 slalom, after finishing sixth in the B.C. provincials the weekend earlier. Soleil Patterson also shone at Whis-

tler. While she didn’t crack the top 10, she showed very strong promise and was skiing with confidence given that she had just moved up an age cat-

egory and was racing girls who are as much as two years older than she is. Patterson’s top result at Whistler Cup was 17th in the slalom.

West Kootenay Roller Derby League season opens in Rossland submitted Rossland News

Rossland and Trail have learned to agree on one thing: roller derby. The fastest growing women’s sport in the world has taken off in the West Kootenay with an exciting season ready to roll this month. The Rossland Trail Roller Girls (RTRG) are making their debut at the April 13 season opener held at the Rossland Arena. Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers look to take down their nemeses, Salmo’s Babes of Brutality, during the first bout of the evening, followed by Nelson’s KillJoys battle against RTRG. This may be a newly amalgamated team but some of the women repre-

senting are far from fresh meat. The kick-ass team—made up of the former Gnarlie’s Angels and Bad News Betties (Trail)—naturally fell into place after the West Kootenay Roller Derby League’s seven-team structure was reduced to five. The former size of the league put a strain on the non-profit workforce that fueled it, with scores of dedicated volunteers, sponsors, players and their supportive families putting on the bouts. The league has now simplified the local sport by fusing together Rossland and Trail into RTRG, and merging the two former Nelson teams under the title of the KillJoys.

The doors open at 4 p.m. with the first bout at 5 p.m. when Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers take on Salmo’s Babes of Brutality. The second bout is at 7 p.m. with the Rossland Trail Roller Girls taking on Nelson’s KillJoys. Tickets are available online at www. brownpapertickets.com/event/362452 for $10 or at the door for $15. Kids 10 and under are $2 admission at the door. This family affair includes a 50/50, team merchandise, food and beverages (including beer garden). For more information on tickets visit Facebook or Twitter at wkrollerderby.com or www.kootenayrollerderby. com.


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Lockey crashes before World Cup, still ends strong Black Jack bits ... Locke top junior in U.S. SuperTour

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Rossland-based para-snowboarder Ian Lockey finished fifth and ninth in men’s, lower limb, in two International Paralympic Committee World Cup races at the ski resort near Kelowna, March 25-29. TimoThy Schafer Rossland News

Ian Lockey took on the world in Big White at the last IPC para-snowboard World Cup races of the year and nearly conquered the field. The Rossland-based para-snowboarder finished fifth and ninth in men’s, lower limb, in two International Paralympic Committee World Cup races at the ski resort near Kelowna, March 25-29. Although he wasn’t displeased with the results of his final race of the sea-

son, Lockey did feel he could have cracked the top three—he is ranked seventh in the world—except for a spectacular crash he had in practice the day before the last two races. “It kind of skewed me for going into the races ... but I got back on program,” he said. A big jump was a final feature of the course and he hit it hard in practice the day before the races and went upside down and crashed. He said it gave him a “bit of a scare,” and influenced his performance the next day.

“I was very timid on the Thursday. But after doing good that day, on Friday I got some good advice from high performance assistants who said ‘You can do this,’” he said. The 39-year-old former New Zealander has been competing in the IPC para-snowboard World Cup races since 2005, placing as high as third. But the Big White field was by far the most challenging contest since he began snowboarding. “So my fifth (place finish) I was pretty happy with,” he said.

The US SuperTour finals, the U.S. equivalent of the Haywood NorAm Cup, are now taking place in Tahoe California to close out the U.S. ski season. Competing against many of the top American racers, Julien Locke of Black Jack ski club was the top junior. “It was an interesting race yesterday. Prologues are short and hard, and a lot of people who did fairly well (including myself) felt that they had bad races,” he said. “3.3km is a lot different than anything else we do. I never actually felt that I was going at my top speed, but I was able to keep the pace going in the final kilometre, which is where a lot of people blowup.”

Black Jack results at 2013 Nationals

Black Jack was well represented at the Haywood SkiNationals at Whistler Olympic Park at the end of March. Results include:

• David Palmer: 1st (Jr Men) 15km Interval Start Classic, 1st (Jr Men) 15km Interval Start Skate • Julien Locke:  2nd (Jr Men) 1.6km Individual Sprint Classic, 7th (Jr Men)  15km Interval Start Classic • Eric Byram:  5th (Jr Boys) 15km Mass Start Skate, 7th (Jr Boys) 1.2km Individual Sprint Classic • Rebecca Reid: 8th (U23 Women) 1.4km Individual Sprint Classic, 8th (U23 Women) 5km Interval Start Skate • Geoffery Richards:  8th (U23 Men) 1.6km Individual Sprint Classic, 8h (Jr Men) 15km Interval Start Classic

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clothes will be for sale on site. Mapleloop continues to offer shopping evenings in Rossland on a monthly basis. The store that views fashion as wearable art for strong and independent women features designers that support fair-pay and environmentally-friendly manufacturing practices.

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riday, April 12 is the next NFB Film Night at the Rossland Library. The movies start at 7 p.m. and admission is by donation and includes free popcorn. In advance of Earth Day (April 22), this month’s NFB Film Club movie will be Earth Keepers. Young activist Mikael Rioux travels the world, meeting the exceptional men and women behind innovative projects of the future. It will be screened with the short Loon Dreaming.

Folk dancing If you’re looking to escape from the wet spring weather, Folk Dancing in the Miners Hall is this Thursday, starting at 7 p.m. The style is a combination of English country dancing and contra dance. There are no complicated steps to learn, just bring your sense of humour, your rhythm and your willingness to have fun. Drop in is $8 per person. Boating proficiency course If you need your boating certificate, Mike Fairweather is teaching the Boating Basics course—the Canadian Coast Guard accredited boating proficiency course. The all-day course is being held this Saturday in the Arena Lounge, from 9-4:30 p.m. The course objectives are to provide an introductory level of water safety knowledge to improve your enjoyment of boating activities, to provide instruction on your responsibilities as a recreational boater under Canadian law, and to provide you with the knowledge necessary to obtain the Canadian Coast Guard Pleasure Craft Operator Card. Computer literacy Are you a Senior interested in becoming more computer literate? There are two excellent courses coming up that will help you to feel more comfortable and confident. CBAL (Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy) is offering two free Seniors Computer Workshops in April. • Workshop 1: Learn how to use Facebook. In this hands-on workshop you can set up your own Facebook page, upload photos and find friends. This workshop is located at Rossland Public Library on Wednesday, April 17 from 11 a.m. To 1:30 p.m. • Workshop 2: Learn all

To register:

Give the Recreation Department a call to register, at 250-3622327 or email the department, at recreation@rossland.ca.

about shopping safely online. In this workshop you will learn safe online practices, get helpful tips, and much more. Come and practice your shopping skills. The course is located at the Rossland Public Library on Friday, April 19 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register now as seats are limited. Only 10 seats per workshop. To register, please contact Tiffaney (Greater Trail Community literacy coordinator) at 921-7289. Home school support If you’re a homeschooler, the Library has a new Homeschoolers Support program at the Library, on Friday afternoons. For more information and a schedule, contact Lynn at children@rossland.bclibrary. ca or call 250-362-7611. Standard First Aid If you’re thinking about becoming a Lifeguard and you’ve already taken your Bronze Medallion, there’s a Standard First Aid coming up in May, with the NLS right behind it. Contact the Castlegar Community Complex to register for the two day Standard First Aid course which runs May 11-12. The National Lifeguard Service Award starts two weeks later and runs over a month. The Castlegar Complex can be reached at 250-365-3386. Spin and strength The Early Spin and Strength class is running at the Out of Bounds Fitness Studio from 6:10-7 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays,

starting Wednesday, April 3 until Friday, May 10. You can register for six sessions, 12 sessions or pay drop in. Morning Zumba, evening Zumba and Stretch and Strength have all resumed after a break over Spring Break. Morning Zumba is on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Stretch and Strength is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and evening Zumba is on Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. Get informed The new Spring Recreation Brochure is out and can be viewed online at www.rossland.ca (City Hall, Recreation Department, Program guide). There are lots of great programs coming up, including; Sarah Zanussi’s Lasagna Pan Pottery class on Sunday, April 21 and Sunday, May 26 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Quilting, painting The Yellow Flower Wall Hanging course that incorporates quilting and painting and is featured on the front cover of the Spring brochure, is running Friday, April 19 from 6-9 p.m. and then Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Danceworks For little tykes, there’s Preschool T-Ball and Tumbalina with Pam Shirley and Creative Movements with Kootenay Danceworks. Five to 10 year olds For children ages five to 10 years, there’s Little Kids Rugby, REC Gymnastics, Bike Maintenance, Tennis, Mountain Biking Courses and Pottery. Speaking of youth For Youth, check out the Babysitters Course and some more advanced Mountain Biking courses. Cycle works There are also several exciting new Mountain Biking courses, including a Bike Maintenance course for women, offered by Revolution Cycles.

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Winnipeg folk trio Red Moon Road will be in Rossland this Saturday night.

Red Moon Road is a folk roots trio from Winnipeg that will be touring the area this weekend—in Rossland on Saturday— promoting their second album Tales from the Whiteshell. The album was recorded in a solar powered cabin on a remote lake accessible by only ski or snowmobile. They even hauled a double bass and cello out on the back of

a snowmobile. It was the with their lush and lively culmination and celebra- take on modern roots, tion of three years of being peppered by stage banter. The band performs a band and three weeks of with guitar, mandolin, intense creation. Born in a storm on a banjo, snare and kick wild Canadian lake, Red drum, glockenspiel and Moon Road came into its kazoo (all shared amongst own on the trails between the three performers). They will be at the Bluecoast and coast. They’re composed of Belle Bistro in Kaslo on two Daniels — Daniel Jor- Friday, Ellison’s Cafe in dan and Daniel Peloquin- Nelson on Saturday, Drift Hopfner — and Sheena Izakaya in Rossland on Rattai. From living rooms Saturday night, and Cedar to folk fest stages, the Creek Cafe in Winlaw on Sunday.Care Program three have charmed fansCustomer

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Business Shared work space puts Rossland on the map

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Rossland Chamber of Commerce executive director Renee Clark sits in the boardroom of newly re-opened The HUB, a shared workspace for technology workers available for rent through the chamber office. Rossland News

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office at 204-2012 Washington St., the HUB is a shared work space for technology workers, home-based business people and those visiting Rossland. The space is designed for those who have a laptop and need the necessities of Internet access, a desk and other office features like a board room, print, fax or scanning services, said Renee Clark, executive director of the RCC. She said the city has the ability to attract and maintain homebased and technology home-based workers, both of which have been identified as growth business sectors for the city. “Rossland has the ability to ... sustain this population of the community,” she said. “Our community has the physical and recreational attributes to do this.” The idea is based on shared workspace in urban centres, also known as “hives” or “co-working spaces,” designed to allow for small business owners who work exclusively from home to come into an office setting. “They may miss the daily social interaction that comes with working in an office,” said Clark. “Coworking offers the

unique opportunity to connect with fellow business owners, and meet entrepreneurs who drop-in from other cities.” The Rossland HUB also comes equipped with a kitchen and a lounge area as well. Future plans of the space include adding video conferencing capabilities in the boardroom and new furniture. “We want to create a space that has a cool vibe for workers to work in,” Clark explained. Those interested in the space should contact the Rossland Chamber of Commerce for more information, or visit the chamber website www.rossand.com for links to the HUB images, rates and more details on the HUB program and space. Those wanting to try out the HUB can do so for half price. Please contact Renee Clark at the chamber office for more information on amenities and fees at 362-5666 or commerce@rossland.com. The Rossland Chamber of Commerce is Rossland’s business association of more than 150 businesses strong, working to promote, advocate for, and support the business community of Rossland.

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