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Vol. 8 • Issue 47

Homespun Christmas craft fair set to spin out the season

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The city is forging a new educational partnership with Selkirk College. After the regional college approached the city’s recreational department earlier this year with the seeds of the new partnership, council gave its blessing and financial impetus to the notion. On Monday night council waived the $700 in associated fees for rental of the Rossland Arena lounge, to encourage the development of an “education partnership” with Selkirk College. The move to welcome Selkirk will open a door to add substance to what Rossland could potentially offer, said councilor Jody Blomme, and that ultimately could be worth more than the cost of the rental fee. She saw intrinsic value in the city becoming an extra satellite to the college, already represented in Nelson, Grand Forks, Trail and Nakusp. “It could potentially bring in more money and value to the community,” she said. “We will ultimately get more money and opportunity if we say yes to it.” But the city was trying to make its facilities pay for themselves, said councilor Kathy Moore, and the decision was contrary to that sentiment.

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Over 500 hundred people took in the Remembrance Day ceremonies in Rossland on Monday at the cenotaph, and later on at the Legion on Washington Street.



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Arts and culture UPCOMING your rossland events Calendar

REEL youth fiLm fEstivaL • Hosted by the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture at the Miner’s Union Hall on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 12-1:30 p.m. This event is a celebration of short films made by youth 19 years and under. Insightful and entertaining, the touring festival collects films from across Canada, the U.S. and abroad to put together an engaging program of some of the best youth filmmaking today. The entire collection of short films is 90 minutes long with films ranging from one to eight minutes in length. This year’s lineup includes three films by local filmmakers. These films are; “Barefoot” by Liam Barnes and James Klemmensen, “Highrise - Ski Edit” by Jordan Strobel, and “Seattle and Aviation” by Eric Gonzalez. Tickets are $3 at the door and a concession stand will be available. Nov. 14-17 • FILM FEST Rossland Mountain Film Fest, Nov. 13-17. “The Biggest Little Film Fest in Canada” AKA: The Rossland Mountain Film Festival is a four-day event that takes place in Canada’s Alpine City. Last year’s Festival showed over 30 hours of film from extreme sport to documentary and was attended by approximately 1100 people. Check out their website at; www.rosslandfilmfest. com for more information. Sunday, Nov. 17 • Joe Hill Coffee House would like to enlarge its team of performers to ensure being able to continue our tradition of great shows. If you are not on their contact list, and would like to perform, give them a shout. The next Joe Hill Coffee House is on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Rossland Miners’ Union Hall. Please contact Les Carter, 250-362-5677, Wednesday, Nov. 20 • AGM The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture will be hosting its 15th annual general meeting at Gabriella’s Restaurant at 7 p.m. This meeting is open to all RCAC general members and anyone interested in becoming a member.Voting rights are saved for the current registered members only. The RCAC welcomes all Rosslanders who share goals of promoting and enhancing the arts in the community. Saturday, Nov. 24 • IN CONCERT Alex Cuba is in concert at the Miners’ Union Hall. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Pick up your tickets for $20 in advance at “Out of the Cellar” in Rossland and Charles Bailey Box office in Trail. Tickets are $25 at the door. Listen to him at Tuesday, Dec. 3 • AGM As required by society rules, this is notice of the Friends of the the Rossland Range annual general meeting to be held on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Miners’ Union Hall. You must have been a member of FORRS for 30 days before the meeting in order to vote or run for office. This is a key meeting for FORRS, so make sure you are included. Cubs registration • 2nd Rossland Scouting returns for another year, ongoing registration accepted. All meetings take place at 2nd Rossland Scout Hall, next to Jubilee Field. Beaver Scouts 5-7 year olds, Mondays 3-4 p.m.; Cub Scouts 8-10 year olds, Thursdays, 4:30-6 p.m.; Scouts 11-14 year olds, Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m.; all programs are open to boys and girls. Youth are welcome to come check it out with no obligation. For more information contact Tom Leask, group commissioner at 362-7118 Ski Registration • CROSS COUNTRY SKIING Bunnies and Jack Rabbits. This is a cross country ski program for children ages four-12 years. The objective of the program is for children to learn basic cross-country ski skills - both classic and skating. The program is designed to help children develop confidence and to provide children with an opportunity to ski and socialize with their ski-friends. Register at • RED MOUNTAIN RACERS Red Mountain racers and Nancy Green Ski League are gearing up for fall training and winter registration. So you think you can ski? Skier Development programs available for all ages starting at five years and up. Contact Phil Patterson at 250-362-9132 or at

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The snow has begun to fall, and now another sign of the season is just around the corner: Rossland’s annual Homespun Christmas Craft Fair will be taking place Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Prestige Mountain Resort. This annual event is one of the most heavily attended craft fairs in the area, drawing artisans from all over the West Kootenays, said Sonia Tavares, Success By 6 manager—the group that’s running the Christmas

Youth Action Network Rossland has a new youth coordinator who’s putting together fun for the community’s kids. Mike Kent is working at creating opportunities around a parkour club, art workshops, dances, movie nights and more. Check out the Facebook page and “like” it to receive updates. To email Mike directly to discuss programming opportunities, ideas, sponsorship or to inquire about committees, contact • Sunday at the Movies. This Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m., Youth Action Network is partnering with the Arts Council to present an afternoon at the movies, in the Miners’ Union Hall. This is an allages show, so youth are encouraged to bring their family. Tickets are on sale at Café Books in Rossland, for the Hunger Games which is rated PG13. • Beginner Parkour for youth 12-18 years is starting next week in the Annex. This is a pilot project to see the level of interest in starting a Parkour Club. Drop in sessions will be on Mondays and Thursdays, starting Nov. 18, from 7-8:30 p.m. for six sessions. Parents must sign the waiver and to pay the $5 drop-in fee. • Pen and Ink Drawing Classes with Joost Winckers starts on Wednesday, Nov. 20 and runs for four weeks. This course is for youth ages 12-18 years and will be located at the Rossland Art Gallery. The class runs from 3:30-5 p.m. and will explore traditional and innovative approaches to line drawing with pen and ink. Call 250-362-2327 to register. $20 fee covers all sessions and includes art supplies. • SnoBall for Grades 8-12 is going to be held in the Miners’ Union Hall on Friday, Nov. 29. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the dance goes until 11 p.m. The Seven Summits Centre for Learning is hosting this event. Tickets will be available soon. The event requires volunteer parents to assist with supervision and security. Please contact Mike Kent at if you are available for a two-hour shift. — Rossland Recreation


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fair this year. “It’s a big event,” she said. “Last year they had almost one thousand people over the course of the day, and there’s always a long list of artisans trying to get in. It’s highly sought after by the vendors.” Just under 40 artisans will have home-made wares on sale ranging from Christmas ornaments, pottery, chocolates, painting, glass, jewelry, bath products and more. “It’s a great way to get a head start on that Christmas list,” said Tavares. “There’s really high quality work on sale at good prices, and


all made here in the Kootenays.” Profits from this year’s event will all go to Success By 6, the volunteer group that has agreed to run the 2013 fair. The group is working to raise money for children and family programs in the area. Doors are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission in $3, with children under six getting in free. Admission also gets entry for doorprizes provided by the vendors. For more information contact: Sonia Tavares 250-551-4474,

From the hill The third Joe Hill Coffeehouse of the season happens this coming Sunday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), in the Miners’ Union Hall. Once again, Joe Hill has attracted some truly professional performers. We have: • The Kidz, back by popular request (of the Kidz and Joe Hill) - forever young harmonies, songs with soul; • Maverick Blue - new songs by a dedicated local musician and studio guy, making his debut at Joe Hill; • JP Sykes - a great member of the local music scene, first time at Joe Hill, bringing some classic guitar equipment to make “the sound;” • Max Hawk - Max loves to play at Joe Hill - sweet melodies, great guitar, sensitive lyrics; • Kootenay Jack, backed by Bert on harmonica the Rockabilly guys; • The Ying Cafe musical team - Rossland’s own Ronnie Mah (and/or?) playing traditional Chinese melodies. Joe Hill Coffee House has round tables, soft seats, goodies provided by supporters of the Gold Fever Follies.


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If broadband is on your Christmas Wish List this year, there is still a small chance that Santa will deliver. According to city councilor Jody Blomme, the Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation (CBBC) has set a tentative timeline for delivery of the service to Rossland, with the goal of having broadband internet up and running at City Hall by Dec. 31. Under the terms of the plan, the south side of Columbia will be connected to the network first, with the hope of having the north side completed by spring. Building to the water treatment plant will not be completed until the summer of next year. To meet these objectives, the CBBC will begin digging this month. There is only a minimal amount of ground work required, but it will be a race to get it completed before


Rossland is covered in snow and ice. Broadband’s major obstacle is not the winter freeze, however. The most immediate barrier to meeting the timeline is the continuing labour dispute at Fortis BC. Although pole permits have been obtained, fibre cannot be installed as long as the job action continues. “And once the work crews are mobilized,” said Blomme, “installing poles for broadband is not likely to be a priority.” With no option but to wait and see whether Santa can sort things out at Fortis, the CBBC is looking ahead; doing an inventory of schools and government buildings that are part of an existing network, in addition to surveying community services within the Columbia Basin with the view of forming partnerships to increase efficiency and feasibility. In Nova Scotia, five municipalities came together to share broadband service, resulting in huge cost savings in a model

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“And here is an enterprise that brings in money and, as far as I can tell, we don’t get any of it,” she said. “I’m not sure what the benefit for us is in the long term.” Moore said the city needed to charge something so as to avoid establishing the precedence that there was no such thing as a free lunch from the City of Rossland. “I think we have some obligation to get a return on our facilities,” she said. Selkirk College would like a greater presence in the smaller communities within their catchment area and as a result approached the city’s recreation department to assist with program delivery in Rossland. “Selkirk College is a much larger organization and already has many of the programs and Instructors in place that Rossland Recreation does not,” read a city staff report. “It is a good fit for Selkirk College to bring their programs into our community to ensure that we have a wide range of courses, including adult education courses that are difficult for us to offer.” The development of the partnership was within the current focus of the Sustainability Commission’s interest to promote lifelong learning in Rossland, including adult, college and university level education, city staff noted. Although under the guise of learning, the courses were recreational in nature, said Mayor Greg Granstrom. “So we have a lack of a facility with respect to recreation, other than this one.” Selkirk was looking to host French level 1 and 2, Spanish level 1 and 2, digital camera level 1, advanced camera level 2, Foodsafe, babysitters course, CPR, a standard First Aid with CPR course, Stalking the Useful Wild and Marketsafe. The city will also be working with Selkirk to create a “First Aid Week” in April that would have the community participate at various levels of first aid awareness and education. The college will also be advertising the “partnership in community education” in their brochure and the city will be listing the Rossland courses in its brochure.

that CBBC hopes to replicate. Eventually, broadband is expected to generate revenue— which will be shared between the Internet service provider, CBBC, and the municipality— but for now, Rossland is still hoping for more funding in addition to the money already put up by the city and a $50,000 grant from Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust. Blomme is also continuing discussion with the province, who indicated interest in supporting the city’s broadband initiative at the Union of BC Municipalities convention in September. “They may be able to connect fibre to the provincial buildings in town,” said Blomme, “which would help us increase the reach of our network sooner than anticipated.” You may have to look closely to find fibre optic cable under the tree this year, but if the CBBC can deliver on it’s proposed timeline, 2014 will be the year of broadband for Rossland.

IN BRIEF Winter shuttle contract awarded Rosslanders will have a daily internal shuttle looping thru Rossland up to the Red Mountain neighbourhood this winter. It will run on a continuous scheduled basis from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The schedule and route are expected to be announced soon. And yes, it will still be free. Tourism Rossland completed the request for proposals process and the shuttle contract has been awarded to Mountain Shuttle and Natasha Lockey. However, Tourism Rossland is still waiting from the province of B.C. to find out if it has doubled the Resort Municipality Funding which would allow the bus service to be extended until 10 p.m. in the evening. Originally, Tourism Rossland was promised a response by Oct. 31, however, the province has now said Nov. 14.

New vacation guide published Tourism Rossland in association with funding from Kootenay Rockies Tourism, Red Mountain Resort and Big Red Cats have created a new lure publication for distribution at ski shows and other winter events. It is different from the vacation guide in that it is not advertisement-based, nor is it a listing of all businesses. Instead, the publication is an “appealing” brochure which included all of Rossland’s winter charms, with the intention of driving more destination traffic. “These have been really well received at the ski shows as we had one brochure to promote all of our activities and also included the new Red Mountain map,” said Tourism Rossland executive director Deanne Steven. The brochure can be seen online here: rossland_brochure_winter_2013_2




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25 Opponents of the ‘60s-’70s New Left 27 Golf, for one 30 Simpsons creator Groening 33 “Eight Is Enough” wife 35 Bedroom community 36 Orthodontic concern 37 Ride the wake, say 38 Awakenings 39 Some auction transactions 40 “Movies for movie lovers” network 44 “Aren’t you a little short for a Stormtroop-

er?” speaker 45 Isabel Allende title 47 Stands for things 48 Any of the top 25 NFL career scoring leaders 50 Song of praise 52 Egyptian dam 53 MLB team, familiarly (and what’s missing from the sequence found in the answers to starred clues?) 55 Bad check letters 58 Card game for two, usually 59 “What are you waiting for?!”

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Thursday, November 14, 2013 Rossland News Kootenay group publisher: Chuck Bennett Acting publisher: Karen Bennett Editor: Timothy Schafer Writers: Ida Koric, Yolanda Ridge

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othing says Rossland like a little outdoor adventure. The city and its populace breath outdoor adventure, and for most it is the reason they live here, and have stayed. On Wednesday when the curtain rose for the latest installment of the Rossland Mountain Film Festival, much of what Rosslanders do, and aspire to do, was revealed in a eclectic collection of nearly 30 films. Unlike action films, outdoor adventure films often use their action scenes to display and explore exotic locations in an energetic way. And the Rossland film festival does that and, as a result, has set the standard to unite friends, family, artists, athletes and activists to celebrate the core essence of human existence (and Rossland existence). Through the craftsmanship of awardwinning filmmakers and passionate storytellers, the film festival allows people to explore the far-flung reaches of the Earth and access deeper levels of internal wisdom drawn from pure adventure. Although Rosslanders live outdoor adventure all year round, head inside for a little adventure during this fiveday festival this weekend.

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An admission on climate change Rousing the Rabble



s the recent admission by Danielle Smith, leader of the Wildrose Party in Alberta a sign that right of centre politicians in Canada are starting to realize that they can’t deny what is happening as a result of global warming. On Oct. 25 Smith, a professed Libertarian, isaid, “I accept that climate change is a reality. I accept that there is a human influence on it. I leave the debate about the details to the science about (to) what extent it is and how fast it is occurring.” The statement is soft but it is an indication of a major change of thinking by a party leader who lives in Alberta where the production of oil from the tar sands and gas from fracking are huge economic drivers and polluters. Smith may have changed her position on climate change by reading the 36-page report published recently by the Intergovernmental Panel on

Climate Change (IPCC). Perhaps she did read it and was convinced by what it says. The panel of scientists who wrote the report gathered information on global warming and weather patterns from scientists around the world. They sifted through thousands of pages looking for commonalities among the findings. Their conclusions were: that the warming of the climate is unequivocal; that human influence on the climate system is clear; and that changes in temperature, precipitation, weather extremes, and sea level are imminent. The information is truly daunting. Humans now play the lead part in climate change and their influence is dramatic. Billions of tons of carbon pollution are put into the atmosphere annually with catastrophic impacts. The oceans are warming and becoming more acidic. Extreme weather events are occurring with greater frequency and they are more destructive. Land-based ice in the

form of glaciers and polar icecaps is melting and causing an increase in sea levels. People who continue to deny that climate change is real will argue that there is really nothing to worry about. The earth has been warming and cooling for millions of years. However, there is a difference this time. It has taken only 100 years to push the temperature up by almost a degree. Four days after Smith’s admission on Oct. 25, the B.C. government announced the signing of the Pacific Coast Action Plan, an agreement with Washington, Oregon and California that promises a coordination of their actions to fight climate change. Premier Christy Clark did not attend the signing ceremony. Mary Polak, Environment Minister, attended in her place. Polak is reported to have said that the agreement was “great news.” It may well be if the states and the province actually take action . Clark is rather lukewarm on initiatives to deal with climate change in B.C. She, deputy premier, Rich

Coleman, and now Gordon Wilson, are busy marketing liquified natural gas (LNG), an industry that could eventually produce create more greenhouse gas emissions that the Alberta tar sands operation. Climate change has presented us with challenges that we have never had before and technological solutions are being sought and their is a heightened interest in geoengineering. Two technologies that are being discussed are carbon dioxide removal (CDR) and solar radiation management (SDR). CDR entails the removal of CO2 from the atmosphere; SDR entails the reflection of inbound sunlight. Both avoid the real issue which is the production of our carbon-dependent society which produces the greenhouse gases, and neither has been assessed in terms of their risks. Ordinary Canadians must not lose sight of the key message in the IPCC report. We must reduce the billions of tonnes of carbon we put into the atmosphere annually. Roy Ronaghan is a Christina Lake-based writer.

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IN BRIEF Weather that was Gardeners and golfers had almost ideal conditions throughout October because the month was one of the driest on record with plenty of sunshine. Monthly statistics provided by the Centre’s weather services in Castlegar show the region received 7.4 millimetres of rain in October, which is 15 per cent of the average 48 mm. The month was the fourth driest on record with most of the rain falling during a brief band of afternoon showers on Oct. 7 and an evening downpour of 2.6 mm on Oct. 26, said Ron Lakeman, the Centre’s forecaster in his month end report. Lakeman noted that past dry Octobers were in 2002, 1987, and 1974, with 2.2 mm, 5 mm, and 3.8 mm of precipation respectively. Although the mean monthly temperature was close to normal, a high pressure system during the first week of the month brought sunshine and the warmest temperature, 20.7 C on Oct. 6., but well short of the record high of 27.2 in 1980. The month ended on a cool note with the coolest temperature of October recorded on Oct. 30 when it dipped to -4.6 C. An upper level flow brought a significant drop in temperature and 30 centimetres of snow on the mountains between on the weekend.

Clarification Re: No one thought to tell the province the city only has one school left. Based on applications submitted from each PAC, the Ministry of Education provided gaming grants to both MacLean Elementary School PAC and the Rossland Secondary School PAC. As PAC grants are based on the previous year’s enrolment, it happens sometimes, that an existing PAC will apply for a grant and then distribute it to the school which receives their former students. The province has encouraged this process in the past, because it doesn’t get information on the redistribution of students until very late in the year—long after the PACs need this funding. Both PACs have received the funds and are redistributing the funds to the final locations of the students.

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Maximenko first out of the gate craig lindsay Grand Forks Gazette

She may have a similar name as the man she hopes to replace, but Margaret Maximenko is looking at building her own name in federal politics. On Nov. 4, Maximenko announced her intention to run for the NDP nomination in the newly named riding South Okanagan West Kootenay (SOWK). The federal riding is currently called B.C. Southern Interior and represented by NDP Member of Parliament (MP) Alex Atamanenko, who recently announced he was retiring at the end of his current term. “I’ve been a long time activist,” said Maximenko. “I came to Canada as an immigrant at the age of nine; I understand what this country has to offer and what it has provided the citizens of this country for a long time. I’ve been watching that disintegrate and it’s been causing me some distress. We can do better. I don’t believe I have all the answers – but I believe I can be part of the solution.” Maximenko said she’s been recruited many times over the years to go into federal politics, and she’s also been a recruiter. “I think it’s a great opportunity to represent this area,”

she said. “I have a lot of experience in the role of representing constituents. The time is right for me.” Maximenko grew up in a political family with a strong political culture. She was 16 when she was recruited by Stanley Orrice to run her first campaign. “The bug was set,” she said. “Although I didn’t get back into it in a big way until 1986 when I began more campaign work, it snowballed from there.” In 1990, Maximenko was nominated and won for Area C (Christina Lake) director for the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and she really enjoyed that time in office. “That was a wonderful job with great opportunities,” she said. “Through that I was selected as the local government spokesperson for the commission on resources and the environment, which Mike Harcourt and Stephen Owen set up to attempt to quell the war in the woods.” The commission was a multi-stake holder process that lasted over two years and Maximenko was selected to represent the five districts that made up the southeastern quarter of the province.” Maximenko was born in Oakland, California and moved to Grand Forks at the

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After seven years and three terms in office as Member of Parliament (MP) for the B.C. Southern Interior region, Alex Atamanenko is retiring. Atamanenko made the announcement on Nov. 4, but told the Gazette he had been thinking of stepping down for awhile. “I’ve been doing it for 10 years either as a candidate or an MP,” he said. “I’ll be 70 years old in 2015, so I figured it was time to say goodbye.” Atamanenko began his career by joining the provincial NDP in 2004 shortly after the election of a B.C. Liberal government in 2001. “I was really upset over the direction that the Liberal government was taking us in B.C.,” he said. “A federal election was coming up in 2003 and I made a decision that maybe I could be an acceptable candidate. I approached our executive and they didn’t have anyone else to run in 2004 and I became the candidate.” Atamanenko lost in 2004 by 684 votes, but bounced back to win in 2006—the first of three consecutive terms. He said it’s a time he will certainly look back at fondly. “I’ve met many very interesting people and seen every corner of our huge riding,” he said. “I’ve had a chance to travel across Canada. I’ve had a chance to be one of 308 people in Parliament. It’s been quite an experience.” Among the many highlights of




age of nine with her family. She began her business career as a property manager at the age of 20. With her husband, she eventually ended up operating a retail operation, three contracting companies and a manufacturing plant, which employed over 100 people over four years. Maximenko knows that taking over from Atamanenko will be a daunting task for anyone, but she is eager to try. “Alex Atamanenko leaves an amazing legacy that would be my honour to continue,” she said. “Alex has served the constituents of the BC Southern Interior with determination and grace and I believe he has the most effective track record of any MP in our corner of the world.”

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Atamanenko’s career including meeting and getting to know former federal NDP leader Jack Layton, who died of cancer in 2011. “He was a very dynamic person,” said Atamanenko. “I had a chance to talk to him on a personal level.” Atamanenko was also proud of travelling across Canada getting feedback on food sovereignty for his report Food for Thought. “The main highlight, though, is working with committed people in our area whether it’s Laura (Savinkoff) of the (Boundary) Peace Movement, or folks involved in the antiGMO (genetically modified organisms) movement,” he said. “That kind of focus has been really interesting.” Another issue that Atamenko fought against was the upcoming boundary change for the B.C. Southern Interior region which will lose Nelson and gain Penticton. The name will be changed to South Okanagan West Kootenay. “I think it’ll be a challenge, but I think we can overcome it if we have a good (NDP) candidate,” he said. “We didn’t do that badly with our provincial candidate. That shows you that we’ve got room to grow there.” Although he will finish out his term working hard, life after politics beckons, and part of his time will be taken up as a karate instructor. “I started in 1974, interesting enough in Ottawa,” he said. “It’s a good balance. Even know I work out and train. It balances the stressful life we have here. It’s good for the body and soul.”

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The Flying Steam Shovel Free entry, 9 p.m. Not Bad • Anthill Films, 30 min This is a tale of epic adventure. A tale of seven brave riders who set out from the four corners of the globe to gather together under one roof in a town located at the ends of the earth. A tale with no beginning and no end but where a few things happen in between. Things like eel fights. Yeah that’s right... eel fights. So watch this movie. Why? Because it’s ‘Not Bad... 30 days of bicycle tomfoolery in New Zealand’.

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The Lost • Legs of Steel, 38 min This year, Legs of Steel is going back to its roots, releasing a no-rules ski movie produced by the crew, for the crew. Expect fire, energy and black-magic ski action all wrapped up in a unique brand of stunning cinematography.

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Prestige Mountain Resort Teck Mountain Gala, 6 p.m. Tickets $25 available at Cafe Books, RossVegas Water Tower • Peter McBride, 28 min In central Kenya, northeast of the Rift Valley, there is a tower. It is a monumental granite swell with a crumbling pinnacle that stretches 17,058 feet into the sky. Mt. Kenya, the second tallest peak in Africa, is home to Nagi, the local water god that is said to create the rains. As a result, Ngai and the mountain provide 70 per cent of the nation’s water supply, fed by glaciers ad annual storms that eddy around the looming rock island. From the slums of Nairobi to the arid landscapes of Sumburu National Reserve and the vast rose farms on Mt. Kenya’s foothills, The Water Tower, is equal parts travel, advocacy and adventure film.

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ossland once again will be pulling back the curtain on mountain culture with the biggest little film festival ready to roll. The 14th annual Teck Rossland Mountain Film Festival kicks off Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Redroom Lounge of the Prestige Mountain Resort. Left for Dead: The Legend of Wild Bill, which chronicles the misadventures of former cameraman Bill Harris, will start the series of talented videography and story telling that can be taken in throughout the week and into the weekend at various hot spots in the Golden City. “It’s tricky to put the perfect mix together but I think what we end up with is something that has some really nice local representation but also some of that international interest as well,” explained the festival’s marketing coordinator, Aerin Guy. “I think especially with the little bit of snow we’ve had in the last couple of days, it’s perfect timing for it,” she added. “I think everyone’s getting really excited about getting their boots on, their skis tuned and heading out this year.” The five-day festival touts an array of films, with some local content rounding out the international contributions. Local fans can check out one of Rosslander Andre Nutini’s films The Lost, described as a “norules ski movie” produced by Legs of Steel, on Thursday night (starting at 9 p.m.) at the Flying Steam Shovel. Not Bad

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Rossland Mountain Film Festival Flying Steam Shovel Pub, 7 p.m. The Waiting Game • Emilio Previtali, 41 min Shot during a climbing expedition in the north of Baffin Island, Canada. Two months of isolation enduring bad weather, the danger of polar bears and free climbing some of the hardest multi pitch routes in Baffin Island make this expedition a true story of exploration. Hurts so Good • Andre Nutini, 35 min The 2012 Rossland Mountain Film Fest People’s Choice Award Winner. Skiing is a roller coaster of emotions. Nothing is comparable to the dream like feeling of being in the mountains, and nothing charges your soul like the buzz that comes with stomping a new trick or blazing your own line through deep snow. With such highs, come inescapable lows - frustration, disappointment and worst of all, the injuries that keep you from the thing you love most. Through all this pain, however, you’ll always find yourself coming back for more...simply because it ‘Hurt so Good.’


Flying Steam Shovel Pub, 1 p.m. The Education of Style • Inspired Media Concepts, 35 min Superstar skiers Phil Casabon and Henrik Harlaut team up with skiing icon Tanner Hall to educate the world on their perspectives of style. Action Jackson • Storm Show Studios, 55 min The record books were shattered with over 700 inches of snowfall having blasted the Teton Range of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Family Matinee Miners’ Union Hall, 3 p.m. Entry by donation Not Bad • Anthill Films, 30 min Crossing the Ice • 44 min Australian adventurers, James Castrission and Justin Jones, dare to tackle the perilous journey across Antarctica to the South Pole and back again, completely unassisted—just two men dragging their food and

shelter across 1,140 kilometres of barren ice. Many have tried, all have failed. NDCU Mountain Film and Party Miners’ Union Hall, 7 p.m. Tickets $25 available at Cafe Books, RossVegas Nurmi in India • Markus Nurmi, 6 min Valhalla • Sweetgrass Productions, 64 min The film follows one man’s escape into the Northern woods, and his wild journey towards satisfaction, understanding, and love in some of the deepest snows on earth. The Professional Ski Bum • Dane Tudor, 13 min The movie follows Dane Tudor and friends growing up on the slopes of Red Mountain. Beginning in 2006 and moving on to Dane pursuing his career as a professional skier and athlete to 2012. Arrival • The Coastal Crew, 35 min Coastal Crew brings a raw look at the talents of the next wave of riders and photographers.


Prestige Mountain Resort Film and speaker forum, 3 p.m. Tickets: $10 at the door Gold Fever • 84 min Witnesses the arrival of Goldcorp Inc to a Guatemalan village. Caught in the crosshairs of a global frenzy for gold, Diodora, Crisanta and Gregoria resist the threat of dubious mining practices to their ancestral lands in the face of grave consequences. A7

But it’s not just about the films. Ladies are invited to pull out their little black dresses Friday night for the Teck Mountain Gala and Silent Auction in the Ross Thompson room at the Prestige; doors open at 6 p.m. The no-minors event includes a complimentary glass of wine, a selection of appetizers, mountain culture films, a performance by Brad Mackay and a silent art auction featuring local artists’ work. Entries are still open for the silent auction, which will see all proceeds go to the Rossland Food Bank. Rexall “Artists will be givThe Lost Regular Strength ing their art for a good COLD ASSIST cause and they do get a little bit of exposure from it,” said Guy. “The pieces will be featured on the website, through our social media channels and at an event that a lot of people come out Your Friendly Your Friendly PharmacyPharmacy to.” One Hour Photo • Full Service Pharmacy Full service pharmacy • Gifts • Cards Gifts • Cards • Souvenirs Saturday’s big production day includes a byAlpine Drug MArt donation or a non-perishable food item donation 2060 Columbia Ave. family matinee at the Miners’ Union Hall at 3 p.m. Rossland One film featured, Crossing the Ice, is a must-see 250•362•5622 story that won the Banff Mountain Film Festival Open Monday to Saturday 2060 Columbia Avenue 250-362-5622 Customer parking behind store people’s choice, said Guy. The film follows the journey of two men dragging their food and shelter across 1,140 kilometres of barren ice as they set out across Antarctica to the South Pole and back. Back by popular demand, the REEL Youth Film Festival, runs Saturday under the festival title from noon until 2:30 p.m. at the Miners’ Union Crossing the Ice Hall. The international We understand that many of you are film screening receiving emails from a company includes work from Greater Trail youth James Klemmensen and Liam Barnes (Barefoot), Eric called That is Great News regarding Gonzales (Seattle and Aviation) and Jordan Strobel stories that have appeared in (High Rise- Ski Edit). Due to Rossland Council for Arts and Culture our newspapers. changing administrative hands, film submissions Please be advised that we are in no were only open to youth who previously submitway affiliated with this company and ted work to the U19 Film Festival, explained new program administrator Demitri Lesniewicz. that they are violating copyright laws. The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture is again planning a U19 Film Festival for early May, which Lesniewicz expects to be a success if the amount of local youth interest in filmmaking is C O M M U N I T Y N E W S M E D I A any indication. “I met Eric Gonzales the other day, one of our winners from the U19 Film Festival last year,” he said. “He is a talented filmmaker and a very motivated young man at that. “He is currently filming the new Grey expansion for Red Resort. He is also doing work for the City of Rossland, and the Regional District City of Trail.” Of Kootenay Boundary The festival night will be capped off at 7 p.m. with a (no-minors) The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Directors for Electoral Areas Nelson and District ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ & ‘E’ are proposing to change their names as follows: Credit Union Saturday Mountain Film and Electoral Area ‘B’ Electoral Area of Lower Columbia/Old Glory Party, featuring sounds Electoral Area ‘C’ Electoral Area of Christina Lake from the Funk Hunters. Electoral Area ‘D’ Electoral Area of Area ‘D’ /Rural Grand Forks New to this year’s fesElectoral Area ‘E’ Electoral Area of West Boundary tival is a film and speakThe Regional District of Kootenay Boundary is requesting the public’s input er forum on Sunday, the over these proposed name changes. To provide your comments, please last day the festival runs. go to, click on Hot Topics, Proposed Electoral Areas Name The discussion at 3 p.m. Change, and the Electoral Area you wish to comment on. at the Prestige will be led by a representative from For further information, please contact the undersigned. Teck Trail Operations Elaine Kumar and Selkirk College will Director of Corporate Administration follow the screening of R.D.K.B. Gold Fever, a witness 843 Rossland Avenue, Trail, B.C. V1R 458 account of the arrival of Telephone: (250} 368-9148 Goldcorp Inc to a remote 1-800-355-7352 Guatemalan village.






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Hockey, Hockey, Hockey Preschool hockey has started and is running on Tuesdays from 3-3:45 p.m. at the arena. This program introduces first time hockey players to the fundamentals of hockey. The coach will lead the children and parents through various drills and activities in a fun learning environment. Children should have some experience skating and be comfortable on the ice. If parents are assisting their child on the ice, they must have competent skating ability. Children must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet with full face mask, elbow pads, knee pads, hockey gloves and witner sports clothing. Parents must wear a CSA approved helmet. The program runs from Oct. 29 to Dec. 17 on Tuesdays, from 3-3:45 p.m. • Adults can enjoy co-ed drop-in recreation hockey on Tuesday nights from 9:45-11 p.m. and Sundays from 9:1510:30 p.m. This is a fun opportunity to play hockey with players of varying abilities, including beginners. Drop in is $10 or you can purchase a 10X pass from the REC Department, for $80. If you’re a goalie, you can play for free. On Thursdays from 1:45 -3:15 p.m. you can play drop in hockey during the day, for $10 drop in or $180 for the season. Skate Patrol Position The Recreation Department is advertising for a skate patrol person in the Rossland Arena. The position requires that candidates be a minimum of 16 years of age, have strong skating skills, excellent customer service skills and basic first aid knowledge. This position would ideally suit a senior high school student who is interested in working four to six hours a week. For more information, log onto our website, at for a detailed description. Applications are to be submitted to the Recreation Department, at recreation@ by Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 4 p.m. Gymnastics Instructor Certification Course There’s lots of work available in the Kootenays for certified gymnastics instructors. If you have an older teenager in the house who’s a natural athlete, consider the NCCP Gymnastics Foundations Intro Certification course, coming up in Trail. The weekend course is being offered in Trail, on Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24 from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. For more information, contact

Catherine Dubinsky at 604333-3493 or cdubinsky@ . You can also check out Gym BC’s website, at Public skating The public skating schedule for the upcoming week includes Sunday, Nov. 17 from 2:30-4 p.m. and again from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information about admission prices, skate rentals and more, please log onto the city’s website, at , then arena page. French for adults Rossland Recreation and Selkirk College are working closely to bring some new programming to our community. French for adults will be offered as a four-week course, running from Monday, Nov. 18 to Monday, Dec. 9 from 6-7:15 p.m. The program will run at Rossland School in room 308. This will be a great opportunity for the parents of the new French Immersion class and also from the French School. Registration is through Selkirk College. Please call them at 250-364-5770 to register or get more information. Thrift Store collectible sale The Thrift Store is open on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for their collectibles sale. They have lots of interesting and unusual items for sale and over 90 per cent of their revenue goes back into the community. Munchkins get dirty If you have a young artist in the house and you’re looking for some art classes, Sarah Zanussi is offering a new Munchkins Get Dirty Pottery Class in November. The class is for children aged five to six years old on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15 p.m. in the Miners’ Union Hall Pottery Studio. The dates are Nov. 13, 20, 27 and Dec. 18. Stretch and strength The Stretch and Strength Aerobics classes were on a break but have started up again. The course will focus on strengthening principles to give the participants a wellbalanced full body workout. This fun, basic level class is for building and maintaining strength and is designed for folks who are working with low level one-to-four pound hand weights. Sessions include a 10-minute warm up, 40 minutes of strength conditioning and a 10-minute cool down stretch. The Tuesday classes are from 9-10 a.m. and the Thursday classes are from 9:15-10:15 a.m. at the Miners’ Union Hall. Seniors Hall activities The Rossland Seniors Hall has lots of great activities run-

ning through the week. On Mondays at 1:30 p.m. the Rossland Seniors Art Club meets. Contact Edith Harasin at 250-362-5477 for more information. On Monday evenings, the Rossland Quilters Guild gets together at 7 p.m. Contact Deyanne Davies at 250-3627727 for more information. On Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. the Rossland Golden City Old Time Fiddlers practice and play. The public are welcome to sit in and listen to the old time fiddlers play their music. Visitors should contact Richie Mann before going to the Hall. Contact Richie or Audrey at 250-362-9465. On Thursdays between 9:30-11 a.m. join the seniors for stretching exercises and morning tea and snacks. Folk dancing Folk Dancing at the Miners’ Union Hall has started up for the season. Dave Cornelius leads the evening of English country dance for the first half of the evening and then some contra dancing for the second half. The evening closes out with a waltz. Instruction for all dances is provided. You can sign up for the whole series at Rossland Recreation or come as a drop in. The dates for folk dancing are Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Jan. 9, Feb. 6, March 13, April 3, May 1 and May 29. Mediocre skiers wanted Volunteering with Black Jack Ski Club skier development is a great way to participate in the club community and get involved in delivering these awesome programs. Throughout B.C. the beginner levels of crosscountry skiing are taught by volunteer coaches. Please note that coaches do not need to be expert skiers. The 4-5 age group (Bunnies) learns through playing and getting familiar with moving on the equipment. Parents, this course will open the door to have you actively participate with your child in the sport of cross country skiing. The next introductory workshop is Nov. 17 and the community coaching workshop is here in Rossland on Nov. 23-24. For more information, contact Karen Reader, Blackjack program coordinator (Jackrabbits) for more information, at blackjackskier@gmail. com or phone 250-362-7036. Hit the books Check out the Rossland Library’s website for a complete listing of the programs they’re running. From Storytime for toddlers to Teen Movie night, the Library has some excellent opportunities to connect with others.

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Je m’appelle Jadelska Giguère. J’ai 15 ans. Je vais à l’école secondaire LV Rogers à Nelson. L’été dernier, j’ai vécu une hyper enrichissante expérience dont j’aimerais vous raconter. Tout à commencer quand ma mère m’a parlé de Destination Clic et de leur bourse disponible pour les jeunes de la 8e et 9e année désirant améliorer leur français tout en découvrant une autre partie du Canada. Elle avait lu cette information dans un des info-courriel de l’association francophone de notre région (AFKO). J’étais tout à fait éligible ayant le français comme langue première et résidant hors Québec. Trois destinations étaient offertes Trois-Rivières, Ottawa ou Moncton. Mon premier choix s’est arrêté sur le NouveauBrunswick. Quelle joie on a eu ma famille et moi lorsque j’ai été accepté au sein du programme. J’allais partir trois semaines toute seule pour l’autre bout du Canada avec le campus de l’université de Moncton comme camp de base.

Mon plus beau souvenir? La soirée de gala ou le gala des larmes car c’était notre dernière soirée tous ensemble où chacun pouvait y faire preuve de ses talents suivi d’une danse. Je leur ai joué un air de ma flûte et j’ai pris plusieurs photos afin de ne pas oublier ce super groupe d’amis et repris le chemin du retour, heureuse et triste à la fois. Bonne nouvelle, j’aurai la visite d’une amie du camp l’été prochain, ici à Nelson. L’aventure continue. Je recommande ce programme d’été, si vous avez entre 13 et 15 ans. Allez visiter et inscrivez-vous! Destination Clic couvre le prix du cours, les repas et l’hébergement ainsi qu’une partie des frais de voyage. Grâce à un simple courriel de l’AFKO, les bons yeux de ma mère et mon amour des voyages, j’ai vécu un super été 2013!

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J’ai rapidement fait des liens d’amitié avec plusieurs participants. Nous étions une cinquantaine de jeunes de partout du Canada avec des niveaux différents de français parlé et écrit. Les matins nous avions des cours de français et les après-midi étaient sois libres ou animées par des sorties de groupe. J’ai eu la chance de visiter le site la Sagouine, les plages de Moncton, les magnifiques rochers Hopewell, les alentours de Moncton, les glissades d’eau et plus. Les après-midi libres prenaient souvent place dans le grand salon communautaire où il était facile de créer des liens, de s’amuser et de relaxer. Je dois dire que même la nourriture à la cafétéria m’a plu. Diversifiée, généreuse et qui plaît aux ados faut le faire!

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Call 24Hr. Free Recorded Message 1-888-213-2854


Feed & Hay

Resumes can be faxed to 250-352-2172 or e-mailed to

LOCALLY-OWNED, well-established vacuum truck company looking for Class 1, 3, Vacuum and Gravel Truck Operators. Oilfield tickets an asset but not necessary. Incentive package available. Blue Cross after three months. Must be willing to relocate or work three weeks on and one week off. Fax resume and driver’s abstract to 403-8453903.


Pets & Livestock



WARFIELD Craft & Home Based Business Fair Webster School Gym (Warfield) Saturday, November 23 10 am - 3 pm Cost $2



STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at:

careers at cbt:

Manager, Social Initiatives This is a temporary, full-time position to cover a one-year term. The position can be located in any of CBT’s four offices. View details at or request them from Debra Stewart at 1.800.505.8998. ResumĂŠs accepted via email to by noon PT, /PWFNCFS  XXXDCUPSHt

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WOLFERMANS’ TREAT Your Friends and Family! Wolferman’s English Muffins! Perfect Holiday Assortment, Variety of Sweet & Savory Muffins $29.95 – Use Code “Favorite� Free Shipping! 1800-999-1910 Or www.

Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 778-281-0030

Real Estate Houses For Sale HUGE DISCOUNTS on Canadian SRI homes. Order before interest rates jump! Immediate delivery or order now and lock in your savings. Call Don or Jesse at 1-866-766-2214. Show homes & factory tours only at Lake Country Modular, 515 Beaver Lake Road, Kelowna.

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Directory BUSINESS

details hair studio

pam martin 250.362.7168 1760 2nd ave rossland bc

Concept Salon Exclusive to Kevin Murphy products Sulphate & Paraben Free




W.E.T.T. CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN SAFETY TIP Have your system serviced at least once a year by WETT

CERTIFIED Technicians to make sure everything is safe and running properly.


Rossland’s New Laundromat Your laundry’s best friend Beautiful washers and dryers, great for your clothes! Shaw & Telus WiFi

1960 B Columbia Ave. 250-362-0060 Hours 7:00am - 9:00pm Daily

The Essential Body Welcomes

Phone: 250.362.7677 Fax: 250.362.7122 Box 2284 2015 3rd Ave Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0 Juans Flooring Hardwood Floors Wholesale Pre-finished, engineered multi ply $3.99 SF PLT 35 Year Garantee. Maple & Birch Over 200+ choices Solid wood smooth 31/2”x3/4” Prefinished Maple & W Oak $4.79 SF PLT Also Cork, Bamboo, and Slate in stock.

Nicole Rose

Reg. Massage Practitioner

Jane Theriault & Barbara Penney Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00- 6:00 | Sat 9:00-4:00 Ste. 5 - 2118 Columbia Ave, Rossland BC | 250-362-7238

At Juan’s ,1503 Hwy 3A Thrums (Castlegar) B.C. Mon to Sat 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. (250)399-6377

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$17.86 & HST


Garden Care Customer Care Program

Reliable lady to look after your garden • fall clean-up • pruning & hedge trimming • flower bed & lawn care


Customer Care Program

Now Serving 2 Locations


Alterations & Sewing

Helena’s “In Stitches”

250.368.5493 715 Shakespeare St. Warfield B.C.

1995 Columbia Ave, Trail, BC 250-364-1208

NEW Location 1507 Columbia Ave, Castlegar, BC 250-365-2955


Your Business Could Be Featured HERE in the Rossland News for just $15/week! Call to book your ad 362-2183!

METAL BUILDINGS We deliver in the West Kootenay Red Mountain, Rossland


3” wide, 29 gauge cut to your length, 18 Colours to choose from.

250-362-9644 cell: 250-231-9461



Thursday, November 14, 2013 Rossland News

Shopping Spree


Win $500 to spend at these participating Rossland businesses!


Relaxation Massage Sale $50 Reg $60

R M A A D S . C A 2038 Washington Street, Rossland 250-362-7009

Fill out your ballot at the shops and hope to win! The winning shopping spree will be held Saturday December 21st, 2013 The winner will be able to spend a maximum of $175 per store.


Shop Where


Santa Buys his

Great for biking & cross country skiing!

snowboard gear

Piko 4 light

2105 Columbia Ave, Rossland BC 250-362-5858

2044 Columbia Ave. Rossland | 250-362-5688 |

Kitchen Aid Promotion - $319.99

Artisan Stand Mixer with glass bowl. Best price anywhere before $50 mail in rebate.

Blenders $149.99, and $70 coffee grinder FREE

with purchase of any Kitchen Aid Coffee Maker. While supplies last.

Open 7 days

2070 Columbia Ave. Rossland, BC

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Bear Country itchen Quality Kitchenware Since 1993

OPEN 10-6 Monday-Saturday | Sundays 10-5

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Rossland backcountry Freeride Specialists. Now open Seven Days a Week. Great Service and Best Prices in the Kootenays

of Sorel Boots for the whole family! Rossland BC

2080 Washington St.


Celebrating our 38th Year!

Rossland News, November 14, 2013  

November 14, 2013 edition of the Rossland News

Rossland News, November 14, 2013  

November 14, 2013 edition of the Rossland News