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There’s nothing like a flat stomach. And the City of Rossland flattened its stomach as it tightened its belt a notch and delivered a “net zero” effect to city property taxes for the coming year. Council passed Financial Plan Bylaw 2013-2017 Wednesday morning in council chambers, reducing its fiscal household costs despite battling rises across the board on the price of doing municipal business. The City will stay flat for taxation revenue in the new tax year, said City chief operating officer Cecile Arnott, but whether each Rosslander’s property taxes go up or down will be reflected in any value change made by BC Assessment. To ensure that property tax revenue was consistent with 2012 before non market changes—new buildings, renovations and improvements—Arnott said since the assessed property values overall declined by 3.8 per cent, the municipal tax rates will actually increase by 3.7 per cent. “Although (taxation revenue) does stay flat compared to last year, the non market changes will be levied and transferred to reserve,” she said. The non market change will give the City a taxation revenue increase of $30,000. Council crafted a 2.7 per cent decrease overall to its $6.4 million operating budget and gave the bylaw three readings and adoption this week. City staff had originally recommended a two per cent tax increase, but council wanted taxation “flat-

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City slashes sustainable service TIMOTHY SCHAFER Rossland News You can’t fight City Hall. Nor can you dissuade them from reversing what had been an intent for two weeks in cutting the Sustainability Commission’s $28,000 funding from the budget, thus drastically changing one of the city’s progressive institutions. A stream of 10 people stood to speak before City council Monday night during the public comment period at the head of a special council budget meeting and made testament to the vital cog that was the commission, and asked council not to cut the money. Sustainability Commission chair Terry Miller said the move to cut the commission’s funding was short sighted, and the amount of work and the cohesiveness of the City’s Strategic Sustainability Plan—drafted by the community—would be eroded, as would the connection between council and the community. “Financial support is important, but the dollars pale in comparison to the need for council’s buy in to this process and the structure and people who are willing to stick their necks out for the good of this community,” he said. The original amount requested by the commission was $35,000, and then was further reduced to $28,000, a sum $12,000 less than what the commission received in 2012.


tened,” to help ease the blow of the increases the city’s residents have been hit with in recent years—some at the City’s behest—and an expected 3.5 per cent tax requisition rise coming from the West KootenayBoundary Regional Hospital District Regional and the District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) to Rosslanders.

• See BUDGET, Page 4


Arts and culture

Thursday, May 9, 2013 Rossland News

Gaining a new voice

Wearable arT: Rossland-based online clothing boutique MapleLoop brings ethics, environment and art to the clothing industry



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An ethical voice of reason is sounding out in the clothing industry and it is coming from Rossland. Called MapleLoop Style Boutique (www., the online clothing and home accessory store pulls together some of the best clothing from Canadian design and the fashion industry that support fair pay and environmentally friendly manufacturing practices. Launched in December by Genevieve Fortin, the idea behind MapleLoop is to offer unique and beautiful clothing but styles that are ethical and eco-friendly. Sometimes ecofriendly means it is made in Canada with recycled or up-cycled material, said Fortin. Ethically means it is designed here but made in co-operative, eco-friendly factories in other countries that have good working conditions. “I would like us to be more aware of where our clothes come from,” she said. “Most of the time we

pay attention to trend and price.” People die producing clothes in some of the abhorrent conditions of third world factories, Fortin said, and there is a lot of waste material produced by the garment industry, not to mention how crippling the dye process is for the environment. The five designers carried by MapleLoop—including Designers Annie 50, Kollontaï, miel, Cokluch and Aquaovo—hail primarily from Montreal, with one Vancouver designer thrown in. These companies contribute to a more sustainable industry, a smaller footprint on the environment and happy staff, said Fortin. All lines combine uniqueness, charm, comfort and quality and they were chosen in fulfillment of Fortin’s mandate of design over trend. “I see clothes as a wearable art, and a means of expressing ourselves,” she said, “but also it would be nice if we could keep people on the planet happy with our (purchases).”

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A new fashion show is planned for fall in Rossland, building on the success of the 14-woman show that was staged at the Rossland Gallery in April where over 100 people showed up to view the various lines in action. If you live in the Rossland area or are visiting and would like to view the collections in person, please email Fortin and she will offer a private viewing. “We are an online store but people in this area want to see clothes and they can

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try them on,” she said. The company’s next wine and cheese evening is coming to present the spring and summer collections. Email MapleLoop at if you would like invites to upcoming shows. A3

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Council butts out motion on smoke free downtown

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Rossland Health Care Auxiliary president Sharon Hansen (left) and vice president Linda Cant (right) donated $13,000 to purchase equipment upgrades for the surgical floor, emergency room and operating rooms at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Lisa Pasin, director of development at KBRH Health Foundation, accepted this donation. Rossland Health Care Auxiliary generates its revenue through their Thrift Store on Washington Street, which is open Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m.4:30 p.m. The Rossland Auxiliary is looking for new members. Those interested can call 362-0037.

Sustainable That money helped fund a manager—Ann Damude—who was the glue that held together the various projects and task forces, and applied for community grants. The commission was instrumental in staging projects such as last year’s successful Energy Diet, the State of Rossland Report, climate change adaptation, family friendly Rossland, tourism impact studies and was in the process of bringing in Rossland Car Share. The debate on the commission’s funding was pulled out on its own from the overall City budget discussion. Councillor Kathy Moore felt it was unfair to “cherry pick” a community group like the Sustainability Commission and not touch or increase others, a move she deemed unfair without proper planning. “I think this is inappropriate and quite disrespectful of the community groups themselves,” she said. She moved a motion to reduce seasonal cleanup to once per year—instead of twice—and save enough money in the budget to retain the commission’s funding request. With the motion on the table, council debated the merit of the commission versus providing core services like water, sewer and road maintenance. Councillor Jill Spearn said core services were not the issue in Rossland. “Core services are dealt with at every municipal government in Canada. That doesn’t stand us out above and beyond. But the sustainability program has put us into the limelight,” she said. Council was guided last week to contemplate the cut to the budget


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Strategic Sustainability Plan In February 2007, the City of Rossland started work on a long-term sustainability strategy for the municipality. The initiative, called Visions to Action, was framed around engaging the community in a conversation about the desired future of Rossland and building awareness within the community and beyond of how to plan for a better, more sustainable future.

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Terry Miller by a reassurance by City staff that the duties of the commission could be handled in-house. Councillor Kathy Wallace said there hasn’t been time to clearly detail how that’s going to be done, and how it will be implemented. “Council makes decisions based on the greater good of the community, and there are a lot of people in this community that don’t know what the Sustainability Commission is,” she said. “They don’t know what they do, and they see some pretty pieces of paper occasionally, but they wonder what their taxes dollars are going to.” She said the funds needed to go

to core services. A vote defeated the motion 4-3—with Moore, Spearn and Tim Thatcher in favour—and the fate of the commission’s budget was sealed. Later in the meeting, council voted to cut seasonal cleanup to once per year, but dovetail the saved money into the budget instead of for the commission. The current structure of the Sustainability Commission, with its various task forces, is hard wired to the City through bylaw, said Miller, and it will continue. “It’s still Rossland’s best bet for meaningful and positive change,” he said. He vowed that the volunteers would continue to work on issues of sustainability no matter what council did. He also asked for a smooth transition plan as the commission’s work was folded into City Hall.


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A smoke free downtown bylaw proposal was butted out by council but ignited a question of a municipal politician’s prerogative and the effectiveness of some bylaws. At the April 22 City council meeting the majority of City council felt a smoke free bylaw—one that would prohibit smoking in all public parks, playgrounds and restaurant patios within Rossland city limits—was a provincial health issue. And, to further reduce the downloading council felt was occurring at too-frequent intervals, it decided against the motion brought forward by councillor Kathy Moore at the April 8 meeting. Councillor Kathy Wallace said council had a lot of really significant issues to deal with, and a smoking prohibition bylaw was not something they needed to take on. She characterized the work of crafting a bylaw by City staff as low priority and pointed to it as another form of “downloading” from other levels of government. And even if it was enacted by council in Rossland, the bylaw would not have any “teeth,” since there was no enforcement department in place to deal with the transgressors. “A critical piece of imposing a bylaw is its enforceability,” she pointed out. “Imposing of unenforceable bylaws is a slow, degrading and undermining of the very bylaw system that we are talking about. “If we continue to put in bylaws that we know we are not going to enforce, then what does that tell the public? Not to worry about any of the bylaws?” Wallace said the motion was altered for one councillor’s pur-

pose, as council had been discussing a smoke free bylaw of its own for the downtown streetscape and, in particular, for Harry Lefevre Square. Council already had a process going on, Wallace explained, and it already had a discussion going on, but one councillor took the issue from council having a discussion with options to one councillor deciding that one option was the way to go. “I don’t think that is appropriate,” she stated. The rationale for the motion was based on the information provided by the delegation from Interior Health to council at the regular meeting of April 8 to show a commitment to building a healthy community, said Moore. It is also a health issue province wide, she added, and a lot of initiatives start as grass roots efforts by individual communities. “And we have different views about whether councillors can bring motions forward. I still think there is a place for this kind of action,” said Moore. “It did go beyond scope of the park ... but I did not think there was a breath of chance this was going to pass.” Councillor Jill Spearn agreed. “It’s certainly our job as councillors to bring a motion forward. We don’t bring a motion forward together,” she said. “I’m not here to get into an argument about anything. It’s our job to (move things forward), it’s not just about pipes in the ground and roads to be paved anymore.” It wasn’t that a councillor couldn’t bring a motion forward, Wallace explained, it was that council already had one and one councillor derailed the process and the options that could have arisen.

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Budget Continued from Page 1 The RDKB’s requisition is actually down by 1.3 per cent. However, the hospital requisition is up by 44.6 per cent, adding around $13 to the average home tax bill. “The intent was to do the best we can

with maintaining services and freeing up a little money from community groups,” said Mayor G re g Granstrom. “We looked hard at all of our expenditures and, in order to move forward, we are looking

at some more public consultation (for next year) and see what people think of where we should go.” Community groups requested $381,400 and received $331,100, an 8.7 per cent reduction from the $362,800

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the groups received last year. The City’s Sustainability Commission was all but dissolved as its funding was cut by $23,000, the manager position erased, and the commission’s tasks brought in-house to City Hall. However, council granted a $20,000 increase to the Rossland Historical Museum budget. Council did a give and take exercise on its operating budget, and in a little over two weeks trimmed around $174,500 from the budget. Protective services had an 11.9 per cent increase, from $144,300 to $161,500 for salary reallocation for a

building inspector. The department comprises building inspection, bylaw enforcement, animal control and the emergency services program. The sewer contract the City has with the RDKB went up $25,000 and was a 9.3 per cent hike overall ($58,700) to $487,100. For a number of years any increases to the sewer budget—a regional district partnership service—were manged from reserve funds. But this year the regional district’s sewer committee recognized it could not entertain the practice again, said councillor Kathy Wallace, who is the city’s director on

the board. “A reserve fund for an essential service that can be potentially very expensive at a moment’s notice is pretty significant. You can’t keep depleting those funds anymore.” The City is also allocating an extra $20,000 for potential legal fees to cover the sewer arbitration it is currently embroiled in with the City of Trail. Transportation and Public Works went up by .9 per cent, from $1.53 million to $1.55 million due to rising labour costs. Fifty per cent of the service’s budget is labour, said Arnott. Government services dropped 4.1 per cent—around $38,000 to $888,200. Government services comprise the office of the mayor, council salaries, City Hall administration salaries, legal and insurance. Water operations rose by 4.2 per cent ($22,200) to $558,800, but Planning, Community and Environmental Development was cut by 17.6 per cent, a $55,700 decrease to $214,300. Bylaws and studies planned to be done last year are not going to be done this year, said Arnott, and accounted for the decrease. Recreation and cultural services rose by 4.9 per cent, a $8,600 jump to $182,600 due to a rise in administrative costs, usurping a decrease in event and program costs. Special projects fell by 36.8 per cent ($183,250) to $314,700. “Last year a lot of those projects were

deferred because the City was waiting to see how the ColumbiaWashington project went,” said Arnott. “So there were a lot of projects we didn’t repost because we really wanted to do the coming investment planning session so that we do our homework before we do a bunch of projects.” C o m m u n i t y Operating Support rose by 2.6 per cent to $116,200. Facilities and Parks funding dropped 3.6 per cent ($22,400) to $597,400. Environmental Health Services and Public Health and Welfare did not change. The City’s audited financial statement is due by May 15, but the auditors will be coming the first week of June. The City will be asking for a brief respite from the province for filing the audited statements late. In June council will tear the lid off the next budget and begin an asset management plan to reconstruct the budget and build it based on priorities. “Starting June 1 (people) will have every opportunity known to man to help us out with the budget,” said Granstrom. “It would also be reasonable at that time to open it up to the public to review what council has approved, go over the things it is thinking about so that people can comment on the process,” said councillor Cary Fisher. A report is still forthcoming on the $4.6 million ColumbiaWashington upgrades, said Arnott.

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This year there are two independent candidates on the bill—Joseph Hughes and Glen Byle—as well as incumbent candidate Katrine Conroy of the NDP, and Jim Postnikoff of the B.C. Liberals. Check out what they have to say about Rossland, their views on what is important in the Kootenay West riding region, as well as what they bring to the table as a wannabe member of the Legislative Assembly of B.C. The polling action heats up at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, with the results pouring in from Kootenay West and across the province at 8 p.m. when the polls close and the evening descends—and a new government is formed. People are asked to bring their yellow ‘Where to Vote’ cards—that were mailed out to registered voters—in to the polling station when they vote. All voters must prove their identity and residential address to get a ballot or to register when voting. Voter identification Under the Election Act, voters must prove their identity and residential address in order to receive a ballot or register to vote in conjunction with voting in a provincial general election or by-election. Voters may present identifi-

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• Advance polls - May 9-11, Waneta Plaza, Trail • General voting - May 14, Rossland Legion, Washington St. Voting requirements In order to vote in an election for an electoral district, an individual must: • be a Canadian citizen; • be 18 years of age or older on general voting day for the election; • be a resident of the electoral district; • have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before general voting day for the election; • be registered as a voter for the electoral district or register as such in conjunction with voting; and • not be disqualified by the Election Act or any other enactment from voting in the election or be otherwise disqualified by law. Right to time off Section 74 of the Election Act establishes that any employee who is entitled to vote is entitled to have four consecutive hours free from employment during voting hours on general voting day for the purpose of voting. This does not necessarily mean four hours off from work. It means that there must be a four-hour period of no work during the time the voting places are open. It is up to the employer to decide when their employees can take time off work to vote. It is an offence for an employer to take any deduction from an employee’s pay, or exact any other penalty, for time off for voting.

cation, or use a process known as vouching. Some acceptable types of identification and information on the vouching process are found below. Option 1 A single document issued by the Government of B.C. or Canada that contains the voter’s name, photograph and residential address, such as a B.C. driver’s licence, B.C. Identification Card (BCID), or B.C. Services Card

Option 2 A Certificate of Indian Status as issued by the Government of Canada Option 3 Two documents that together show the voter’s name and residential address. Both documents must show the voter’s name. At least one of the documents must also contain the voter’s residential address. Digital or electronic documents (e.g. e-bills) are acceptable.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013 Rossland News Publisher: Barbara Blatchford

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Expanding the Internet bandwidth a progressive step

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At what cost?

hile City council should be lauded for the work it has done in reigning in costs on municipal operations, there is still some question of at what cost did it come. When council voted down a motion that found money in its shrinking budget to keep the Sustainability Commission (SC) afloat it sent a ripple through the community. Judging by the vocal and articulate group that showed up in council chambers Monday night, the effect will be a negative one. The SC was a loved and cherished part of the community in its short life, and had begun the process of building aspects of the community that were expected to have deep and lasting effects. Effects that many in the community were proud of. Several people spoke to council at length Monday night about the core values the commission was shaping, and how there was no plan in place to ensure those values were nurtured and enhanced when the SC’s vision moved in-house to City Hall. The ripples of that decision will undoubtedly be felt, and measured, as time goes by. Hopefully council will revisit the issue of funding a Sustainability Commission if those ripples grow too large in the future.


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roadband is coming to town. As with several other communities in the Columbia Basin, the Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation (CBBC), a subsidiary of the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), will be partnering with the City of Rossland to bring broadband into our downtown. In September, 2012, council passed a resolution that “council commit to CBBC to extend the fibre to City Hall, other municipal buildings and the downtown core.” A legitimate question a Rosslander might ask is: “Why do we need broadband, my Internet is fast enough?” The business model the CBBC is using reaches beyond simply increasing Internet bandwidth for recreational use. They are creating an ‘open access network.’ This is of key importance. An open access network allows any small enterprising company to use the network to deliver (or access) communications or software services. What an open access network means for Rossland is more than just very fast Internet speeds within the broadband framework. It also means that any innovative Rosslander or service provider who would like to provide a communications service will have the fibre infrastructure necessary to do so, with a quality of service competitive with major urban centres. Unlike the TELUS or Shaw networks who only offer their own services, the CBBC will allow companies with proven services to participate. These open access networks are commonplace within Europe and are beginning to take hold in North America. CBBC is taking on the responsibility of connecting

the fibre network throughout the Columbia Basin and up to Rossland City Hall. The municipality is responsible for undertaking the expansion of the network to the downtown and municipal buildings, but under the guidance and tutelage of CBBC. Is this the right move for our municipality? I sure think so. To help paint the picture of what this could mean for Rossland, let’s look at the case study on the Cedar Valley in Iowa. The Cedar Valley is made up of two adjoining communities: Cedar Falls and Waterloo, Iowa. This particular tale of two cities tells a story of Cedar Falls, the city that decided to design, construct and operate a Broadband Fibre Optic Communications System, and Waterloo, the city that did not. These two geographically similar cities have very few differences as they are really only separated by a street sign. Their biggest difference would be the very fact that Cedar Falls brought in a citywide broadband fibre network and Waterloo did not. This study examines the economic growth and quality-of-life benefits stimulated by this communications network in Cedar Falls, and notes the lack of the same benefits in Waterloo over the same time period. Before broadband came to Cedar Falls, it was a municipality of about 36,000 people. Waterloo had a population of about 69,000, and most of the employers and financial institutions of the region were located in Waterloo’s downtown. Cedar Falls was basically the bedroom community to Waterloo. Cedar Falls then built their own broadband network. Ten years later, a snapshot of the two cities showed an entirely different picture than before Cedar Falls’ broadband network. Cedar

Falls’ industrial park, with 25 businesses prior to broadband, had 140 businesses 10 years after broadband. Waterloo’s three industrial parks with no fibre optic system still had the same number they started with: a total of 10 businesses. Waterloo even started out the decade with about five times as much industrial park acreage as Cedar Falls, yet this didn’t seem to make a difference. In the same 10-year period, Cedar Falls enjoyed many spin-off benefits to having their own broadband network that Waterloo did not experience. Several companies relocated from Waterloo to Cedar Falls and some Waterloo companies expanded into Cedar Falls. In that same time period, not a single business relocated from Cedar Falls to Waterloo. Cedar Falls’ real estate became worth more than Waterloo’s, yet property was taxed at a lower rate. Cedar Falls has been able to develop a world class education system with streaming video in every classroom and access to distance learning. The Cedar Falls schools have become “a leader in the information age.” The example of Cedar Falls cannot be directly superimposed over Rossland, but it does give us insight into the importance of broadband in this age of information and knowledgebased economy. It also highlights the importance of remaining competitive as a community. There are several Kootenay communities who have already signed up to work with CBBC to build the network. In fact, last month, in partnership with CBBC, crews have been at work down in Trail building a municipally-run, open access broadband network for their city. What CBBC and the City of Rossland are working on together at the moment, as mentioned earlier, is not a

city-wide infrastructure. First things first, let’s hook up the downtown and municipal buildings. Then let’s measure the buy-in and the outcomes. Then at some future date, we can decide if it works for Rossland to expand the fibre network or not. Right now, CBBC is bearing the entire capital expense of bringing broadband to our City Hall. Mark Halwa, CBBC’s chief operating officer, has calculated the exact costs to cover the area outlined in the council resolution. The mayor has appointed the Broadband Task Force— who will presenting as a delegation to council on May 13—of technology-associated Rossland residents to investigate the potential risks and benefits, to help move forward the initiative and to apply for grants to pay for it. The remaining balance goes to City of Rossland budget discussions. I strongly believe that this action is necessary for Rossland. If we want to create a Rossland where our children can grow up and then stay to create lives and careers of their own, we have to set the stage for it. This is how we compete with the lure of big cities and associated opportunity—we bring opportunity to town. Nowadays, opportunity travels through broadband. A municipally-owned open access broadband network carries more potential than I can discuss here in one article. If you are interested in more information on the subject, please contact me and I can send you a few studies and reports. If you have any questions for the Broadband Task Force, feel free to contact me with those as well (Jody_ Jody Blomme is a Rossland City councillor. Her column is part of a round-table of City council columns that appear each month in the Rossland News.

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Election: think through your choice


’m concerned that many British Columbians are more focused on “change” for the sake of change rather than electing the party most likely to foster job creation and financial stability. Our province’s resource endowment has always been a mainstay of both jobs and the generation of revenues needed to fund social programs. From what I have seen and heard, an NDP government would rev-up spending while stymying resource development through endless environmental reviews and or by just saying “no,” driving investment to other provinces and other countries. We need new mines and gas fields, pipelines, refineries, ports and processing plants to replace jobs lost by tech change and by events like the pine beetle catastrophe. Economic development and the protection of the environment are not mutually exclusive. Yes, we must be good stewards of our beautiful province, but we do have the technology to move the economy forward in an environmentally responsible manner. Saying no to new projects will mean job losses for currently employed and no opportunity for young people looking to join the work


force. We also need to focus on balancing the provincial budget, rather than taking money away from social programs to fund rising interest costs. Forty years of experience in business has taught me that too much debt is crippling. It scares me that the NDP have rolled out billions of dollars in new spending during this campaign, and their “every dollar is accounted for” rhetoric just isn’t credible because their anti-development attitude will reduce revenue at the same time as spending rises. There is truth to the adage, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” The NDP came to power in 1991 and governed the rest of that decade. Investment dried up and economic growth trailed the rest of Canada. A low point came when the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce thanked the B.C. government for driving growth investment in Alberta. Glenn Clark’s 1996-1999 tenure was arguably the most disastrous for B.C. and with Adrian Dix, Clark’s former chief of staff, leading the province, I’d be very worried about history repeating itself. It took many years for the Liberals

to repair the damage. During their time in government, North America suffered through a major recession and yet we now have a triple-A credit rating, higher than the U.S. government, allowing B.C. taxpayers the lowest possible interest rates Have the Liberals done everything right? Certainly not. The introduction of the HST by the Campbell government was badly handled. There have been other gaffes and ill-thought-out policies. And while there is a natural inclination for people to vote to change long governing parties, it’s important not to let the NDP sleepwalk to victory without thinking about which party is likely to create jobs and not burden today’s young people with a mountain of debt. I’m not asking that you agree with me, only that you think through the full consequences of your choice carefully. And then get out and vote on May 14. Gwyn Morgan is a retired businessman who lives in the Greater Victoria region. He is the former chair of SNC Lavalin, and is a director on the boards of several other large corporations including EnCana Corporation. He has served as an advisor to Christy Clark.

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Proposed capital tax negatively impacts Kootenay citizens To the Editor: In its financial platform, the provincial NDP has announced its intention to apply a capital tax to all B.C. credit unions with a capital in excess of $20 million should they be elected. If this policy is implemented, it will have a significant impact on our organi-

zation and the people and organizations associated with us. This tax will be applied regardless of how profitable the credit union is. While other provinces apply a capital tax on business, cooperative enterprises such as credit unions, are exempted from the tax. As we understood this

proposal, the cost to Kootenay Savings will be $780,000 per year and will continue to increase annually as out capital base increases. This is a significant cost that will ultimately be borne by our members, our communities and our employees, as it will have to be paid fro income that

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would otherwise be shared with our members, contributed to community organizations, or paid in salaries and benefits. We hope the NDP will reconsider this proposed tax should they form the next government. Brent Tremblay, president and CEO, Kootenay Savings Credit


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The 2013 Water and Sewer Parcel Tax Roll and the Red Mountain Specified Area and Ophir Reservoir Local Area Service Parcel Tax Rolls are available for public inspection at the Rossland City Office, 1899 Columbia Avenue, during regular office hours, Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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A person may make a complaint to the Roll only in relation to the person’s own property and on one or more of the following grounds:

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(a) there is an error or omission respecting a name or address on the parcel tax roll; (b) there is an error or omission respecting the inclusion of a parcel; (c) there is an error or omission respecting the taxable area or the taxable frontage of a parcel; (d) an exemption has been improperly allowed or disallowed. If you or your agent wish to file a complaint, the written notice of complaint must be delivered to the Rossland City Office, to the attention of the Collector, not later than 12:00 Noon, Thursday, May 23th, 2013. Cecile Arnott Manager of Finance/Collector May 7, 2013






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Posing the questions to the candidates as voting day nears ...

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The four candidates were given three questions, with some Rossland specific undertones, and asked what they thought. The questions were: 1. Do you see a Rossland-specific issue in this campaign? If not, what is one that is relat-

ed? 2. What are your top three concerns with the Kootenay West region? 3. What can you as an MLA do for the area? There was no word minimum or limit. Their entire replies are printed here for your consideration: Joseph Hughes, Independent 1. The school closure

in Rossland is a prime example of what I want to accomplish as the MLA for Kootenay West. A challenge was facing the community and a solution was found but the red tape/timing and so on stopped the progress. Every challenge within the riding is the responsibility of the MLA. When elected I will be very involved in

the community of Kootenay West to enable solutions and whenever possible empower groups to follow through on the solutions that fit. 2. The Columbia River Treaty. The future of our valley and sovereignty of our water will be decided and the people of Kootenay West are not being involved in the process enough.

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Option 1 A single document issued by the Government of BC or Canada that contains the voter’s name, photograph and residential address, such as a BC driver’s licence, BC Identification Card (BCID), or BC Services Card. Option 2 A Certificate of Indian Status as issued by the Government of Canada. Option 3 Two documents that together show the voter’s name and residential address. Both documents must show the voter’s name. At least one of the documents must also contain the voter’s residential address. Please note: Digital or electronic documents (e.g. e-bills) are acceptable. Hand-written information on a document, photocopies or electronic scans/photos of a paper document are not acceptable. The following are examples of the document types authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer for the purposes of voter identification (the list of documents is illustrative, not exhaustive). Other specific documents (not listed below) may be authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer. For questions about the acceptability of a specific document, please contact Elections BC. Government-issue identity document Examples: healthcare card, birth certificate, Social Insurance Card, passport, citizenship document/certificate, Old Age Security Identification Card, Canadian Forces identification, Firearm Acquisition Certificate, firearm Possession and Acquisition Licence, Veterans Affairs Canada Health Care Identification Card, Correctional Service Canada Offender Identification Card.

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Rossland News Thursday, May 9, 2012 Our water is under the jurisdiction of NAFTA under the current treaty and people need to know the rights that are being assumed by BC Hydro and the province. We must have clear representation that is free of party muzzling. Family support. People of the Kootenays know that a healthy society starts with a healthy family. The pressure on family life lately is extreme and the results will resonate for years. We need to ensure that programs that improve family life and their access to support continues and is designed in a way that is the right fit for each community. Business retention and expansion. We see party politics that are concerned with major projects and international trade. What West Kootenay needs is effort in the local economy. That means unifying as one large community that is empowered to keep business’ here and growing. As an MLA I can rally support within the framework of government to reduce the restrictions and costs on small businesses. Everywhere I look I see more and more handed down from Victoria and it doesn’t work for rural B.C. 3. First and foremost is work for this area. The MLA is a servant to the region and is tasked with advocating for the needs of the region, not of the party elected. I am very involved as a municipal representative and I would be just as involved in the larger community of West Kootenay. Often I find groups working towards the same goal in different areas of the riding. Glen Byle, Independent 1. The destruction of community through the consolidation of education services in the name of fiscal austerity. 2. Voter’s general disinterest in politics; overburdened healthcare system, increasing the prosperity of the Kootenay West’s rural communities. 3. I can bring an increased public interest to the area by making us the first riding to say that we want a new way to do politics. A political system that increases voter interest



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for a second that the dope that is grown around here is not ending up in the hands of gangs elsewhere.” CFSEU is the integrated team of 400 officers and civilians from 14 different agencies, including RCMP and municipal police forces, that disrupt and suppress organized crime around the province. Their investigations have cracked big cases, such as the discovery of an audacious cross-border drug-smuggling tun-

nel in Aldergrove and the unraveling of a massive international money-laundering ring. The CFSEU is now out to capture a bigger public profile with the publication of its firstever Community Report. The report can be read online at The Nelson Police Department is not intimately involved in CFSEU, but the local force works with the unit through information sharing.

“These grows that we are kicking in that are between 200 and 400 plants, these people that are growing this dope are not going out and selling it in quarter ounce baggies to their friends,” says Burkart. “This is big business and these people are selling to larger groups that are often gang related. “The people supplying the cocaine here will have gang associations. They are getting their dope from gangs. Growers may be selling their dope to gangs and the gangs in return are selling their product here. They control the flow and people get roughed up in the Kootenays.” For more on the CFSEU, check out their website at — with files from Black Press reporter Jeff Nagel

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Purchase financing monthly payment is $349/$360/$686 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $161/$166/$316 with a down payment of $0 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $1,103.62/$2,900.75/$7,864.60 or APR of 1.49%/3.99%/5.89% and total to be repaid is $25,102.62/$25,899.75/$49,363.60. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $0/$0/$6,000 and freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,700/$1,700 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). 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Offers include freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,700/$1,700/$1,700/$1,700 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ▲Offer only valid from April 2, 2013 to May 31, 2013 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before March 31, 2013. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2013/2014 Ford vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, C-Max , Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV & Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford dealer within the Offer Period. 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The City of Rossland might not be designated carbon neutral in 2013 if a new recommendation is passed by City council next week. A City staff recommendation is going against precedence set in 2012 to spend carbon tax dollars on carbon offsets—thus making City operations carbon neutral—for the next council meeting May 13. City staff is recommending council approve a plan to take the nearly $10,000 it received back from the province recently in carbon tax grants from the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP), and put it into a reserve fund for future energy efficient programs. If approved, that means the City would not be carbon neutral according to the province’s guidelines, and it would be deemed “working towards� carbon neutrality� and still eligible to receive the grant in the short term. When the City signed to be carbon neutral by 2012, it was found that, along with nearly all of the provincial signatories, it wasn’t able to achieve carbon neutrality, nor was the province’s own reporting program fully functioning or its carbon offset programs. “We needed more time to be carbon neutral,� said Stacey Lightbourne, City planner and GIS technician. “The province said we had to show to be working towards carbon neutrality. Some time in the future, who knows, the province may require that (we) actually become carbon neutral. In which case, (we) will have to use offset projects.� Last year the City was part of the highly publicized Darkwoods carbon offset partnership program with Carbon Neutral Kootenays, along with three regional districts and several major Kootenay municipalities, and contributed over $7,000. The City was going to put the $9,916 in CARIP grants from this year towards paying for offsets to become carbon neutral— to reduce its carbon emissions—but a new provincial ruling on the program cast the merit of that move into doubt. CARIP money is basically the carbon tax the City paid in its operations for the last year. The City gets the money back because it had signed onto the Climate Action Charter that said it would be carbon neutral by 2012. The money could become seed money for local carbon offset projects that the City’s Planning department and its Sustainability Commission are working on. Carbon Neutral Kootenays, which had previously recommended the Darkwoods project, is now not recommending giving money to the project, saying instead to put it into local climate action reserve funds. Darkwoods was an obvious choice in 2012 but it didn’t reduce emissions locally, said Lightbourne. “So I think a lot of other local governments, at least in the Kootenays, will be doing the same thing,� she said. The City’s energy task force and sustainability commission are trying to get council to think about reducing emissions locally that, although may cost more, will reduce emissions locally. CARIP is a conditional grant program that provides funding to Climate Action Charter signatories. Communities that have signed the Climate Action Charter and report publicly on their progress toward meeting their climate action goals receive a grant equivalent to 100 per cent of the carbon tax they pay directly, for a total of more than $6.2 million province-wide in 2012. Trail received $30,488, Warfield $3,580, Castlegar $14,734, Fruitvale, $2,917, the Regional District of Central Kootenay $33,407 and Montrose $2,082.


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Transition to K-9 begins in Rossland TimoThy Schafer Rossland News

The move is on to the yet unnamed kindergarten-toGrade-9 school in Rossland. The groundwork is being laid for the transition of the former Rossland Secondary School (RSS) building—that currently houses grades six to 12—into a largely primary school structure. In September children in kindergarten and up to Grade 5 at MacLean Elementary School will begin taking their classes at the former high school, along with grades six to nine already at the school. Around 420 students will be on site at the school—to be named by the school district board in fall—but the school’s principal, Karen Lavender, said the process is already underway. “There are many facets for transitioning students in to RSS and out to Crowe (in Trail),” she said. “We are currently working on plans for meetings, orientations and tours.” There are also renovations planned for RSS, she added, and the planning for this is also underway. Grades 6 and 7 will continue to run as a middle years program at the new school and there will be a grade 6-9 program developed, said Lavender. “All courses at grades K-9 will run as linear courses except exploration courses,” she said. Grades 6, 7, 8 and 9 will take all electives as exploratories. All students will take all courses.


K-9 considerations Lunches will be staggered for K-5 and grades 6-9. Start and end times will be the same for all students (TBA). Code of Conduct: Both MacLean and RSS have different codes of conducts and ways to operate. In an effort to bring the culture of both schools together rather than assimilate one group in to the other, the school will create committees in the fall to develop a new code of conduct for the new school. In the meantime, the school year will staert with the K-5’s operating under the MacLean code of conduct and grade 6-9 students operating under the RSS code of conduct. School Name: The school will go through a renaming process as determined by school board policy. This will likely be initiated in the fall as it needs the new School Planning council committee. The board shall appoint a committee to act as a liaison between the community and the board. The committee’s composition will be determined by the board and will include new school planning committees and representatives from Rossland. The committee shall present a shortlist of potential names, in order of preference, to the board. Source: newsletter to Rossland parents

“What we are offering is contingent on staffing areas of expertise, but we anticipate running what we currently do,” Lavender said in a newsletter that went out to parents recently. Sports teams (field hockey) will continue as in the past as long as the school can find coaches, she noted. There will be changes made to the configuration of the grounds. For kindergarten to Grade 5 students, Fourth Avenue will be closed by the City and gated. The current teacher parking lot will become play space, while teacher parking will be on Jubilee Street and along Queen Street by the gymnasium. The school administration will be working with the maintenance depertament, Lavender

pointed out, to have some play items in the new play space (hoops on the outside of the gym wall, four square lines painted). Parent parking and visitor parking will be along Jubilee Street. Traffic flow for student drop off and pick up will be on Fourth Avenue and Queen Street, not Jubilee Street. The school’s staffing is not complete yet, said Lavender, and until the school district’s budget has passed this cannot be fully determined. Carolyn Catalano has been named as vice principal. “There are still many plans underway, there is a lot of work to do, and as questions are answered and decisions are made, we will inform the parents,” said Lavender.

B.C., Rossland add new area code: 236

There is a new area code coming to the West Kootenay. In response to the increasing demand for new phone numbers in B.C., the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is adding a new area code, and it includes Rossland and the West Kootenay. Beginning June 1 the new area code, 236, will ensure B.C. residents and businesses

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Thursday, May 9, 2013 Rossland News

Sweet as Candy Gifts ideas for Mother’s Day

Whether she’s still hard at work raising children or her kids have grown up and now have children of their own, Mom deserves our best efforts come Mother’s Day. And while traditional gifts like flowers and chocolate make for thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts, those who want to go the extra mile for Mom this year can consider the following unique gift ideas from great local shops around town. • Great meal: Although moms home cooking is the best it’s time to treat her. Enjoy the morning with your mother and let her be the guest to a fantastic meal she won’t have to cook for or clean up after. • Concert tickets: Many adults recall the days of their youth when Mom would relax while listening to some of her favorite music on a lazy summer afternoon. Why not take a stroll down Memory Lane and take Mom to see one of her favorite acts in concert? Even if you have outgrown Mom’s musical tastes, she will still appreciate the chance to spend an evening out on the town with her kids and some good music. • Spa treatment: If Mom is still as active as ever, then a day of pampering at a nearby spa is sure to please. Many luxury spas offer packages, especially around Mother’s Day, that make a full-on spa treatment a more affordable gift. Men and women can even accompany Mom on her trip and reap the rewards of being such a thoughtful son or daughter.


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May 09, 2013 edition of the Rossland News