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Rosslanders fared well against some of the best in the continent as the NorAm meet went down on the weekend. Results on page 8.

Anticipation was as heavy as snow on the Rossland Range after a summer of waiting when Red Mountain Resort prepared to open the hill last weekend for its new season. But Rosslanders and the rest of the skiing world will have to wait a few more days to access the new runs at Red’s Grey Mountain as crews finished the finishing touches and testing on the new lifts. As a result, Grey Mountain


A daily shuttle service from Rossland to Red Mountain Resort and back began in earnest Dec. 14 and will continue until the end of the ski season.

lift opening is slated for one week after the regular Red runs opened, with the chairlift scheduled to begin operation Friday, Dec. 20. An inaugural ribbon cutting ceremony for the new lift will take place in the later part of January. The loss of Grey did not damper the excitement of opening day, however, with a

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solid stream of skiers and snowboarders making their pilgrimage to the hallowed runs. Red Mountain Resort had its Silverlode, Motherlode, Paradise, T-Bar and Carpet lifts open, and the day lodge and Paradise Lodge were fully operational for opening day last Saturday.

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Horoscope For the Week with Michael O’Connor inside the West Kootenay Advertiser

Your Horoscope For the Week Yolanda Ridge photo with Michael O’Connor inside In lieu of aAdvertiser formal Christmas concert, Rossland K-9 School and the parents advisory council hosted a Festive Celebration with a the West Kootenay

Christmas carol sing-along, hot chocolate and bonfires under a full moon that lit up the Mountain Kingdom on Dec. 17. For more photos, see page 19.

To all of our Members and Staff. Thanks for a great year and for banking local! Happy Holidays and best wishes for a healthy and prosperous new year.

Ask and you shall receive. At least Rossland and District SAR Society (RDSAR) did. The society applied to the province for and received money to purchase a new snowmobile and trailer for their winter maneuvers, in the latest installment of gaming grants from the province.



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School District 20’s 230 support staff have ratified a new deal that gives them a 3.5 per cent wage increase over the life of the contract. A vote held recently in Trail and Castlegar resulted in 93 per cent in favour. The new deal between the BC Public School Employers’ Association and CUPE BC was reached mid-September after long negotiations. Though some strides were reached at the bargaining table, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1285 president Roger Smith was disappointed school districts have to reach into its coffers to cough up the cash. “I’m not happy that the government has decided not to fund any raises or increase in benefits themselves, that they’ve downloaded all the costs onto the districts,” said Smith. This demand from within will likely lead to further cuts, he said, that could again fall on CUPE members, which includes school bus drivers, custodians, clericals, maintenance, tech and trades, education assistants, childcare and youth workers, and aboriginal education employees.

Budget built on back of MacLean To work within the confines of the new budget, School District 20 superintendent of schools Greg Luterbach said the school board closed MacLean Elementary School and is finalizing the sale of it to Rossland’s French school to save a projected $265,000. SD20 also used some one-time money to help continue some programming, made a reduction in clerical support at secondary schools and in the transportation department, reduced anticipated utilities cost by leasing out its Blueberry Creek site, reduced the usage of its Warfield satellite shop and sold the Sunningdale school in Trail. The school district plans to move the district office out of the Fortis building by the end of December, has restructured its technology department and reduced the amount of technology being purchased for students to use. Reductions have been made to administration, a lead hand allowance in its operations department has been eliminated and increased anticipated revenue from a number of sources (leases, sales from Old School Café in Castlegar and a surplus portable) have popped up. “How the board balanced the 13/14 budget is not related to the CUPE deal,” confirmed superintendent of schools Greg Luterbach. “The board will need to find additional savings on top of all that was done to balance the 13/14 budget.” — Trail Times

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Former Rossland Secondary School student Rachel Aiken is one of the province’s best debaters, and she is only in Grade 10. Now attending J.L. Crowe Secondary School in Trail, Aiken combined with Grade 12 student Jesse Bartsoff to finish 11th in the 72-team Debate and Speech Association of B.C. tournament at the University of British Columbia (UBC) last month. Overall, 144 senior students took part in the senior category with Bartsoff placing 19 individually, and Aiken, after debating women’s rights, placing 25 in a group of 180 junior competitors. Last week debaters from Rossland and the region gathered at LV Rogers Secondary School in Nelson for a tournament. The Crowe team and a contingent from Rossland School participated in the third annual tournament that included impromptu-style debates and later in the day, a public speaking competition with topics based on song titles such as Elvis Presley’s Don’t be Cruel and Nirvana’s, Smells Like Teen Spirit. The novice topic, for students between Grade 5-8, “Be it resolved that Humpty Dumpty got what he deserved.” Payton Reed and Hannah Klemmensen from Rossland were first as a team, followed by Jessica Smithies and Caitlin Kalendonk of Kinnaird Elementary and third place for Eliza Dawson and Keegan Fry from Crowe. Individually, Reed and Klemmensen took first and second place followed by Fry in third. The junior team of Crowe’s Aiken and Maggie Chan placed first after debating the topic of a bill to include a high school etiquette course in the curriculum and Aven Cosbey and Bronwyn Moore from Rossland placed a close second. The next opportunity for the 12-member debate team to lock horns with local competition is at an inaugural invitational debate tournament at Rossland School on Saturday, Jan. 18. Judges are needed for the debates and a full training session will run the morning of the event. “Please consider helping out,” said Aaron Cosbey, parent sponsor of the Rossland team. “Debate is such a great experience for these students but it can’t happen without you.” For info, call 362- 7388, email or

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It’s a new book about an old topic. The Rossland Heritage Commission has now released Rossland Heritage Homes - 2013, a historical book on some of the city’s oldest homes. The book contains colour pictures and information of most of the remaining Rossland homes built during the gold mining era, 1895 to 1929. All types of dwellings are included, from Ross Thompson’s newly refurbished home in lower Rossland to homes of miners and their families to homes of people






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prominent in the business community. The Victorian style of architecture is most prevalent, but some homes designed by Rossland architects show other styles common in that period. The Heritage Home Inventory was first compiled in 1983 and this publication adds to the information collected in that year. Pictures from 1983 are also included in the updated version. Rossland Heritage Homes - 2013 is on sale now for $30—a lovely gift for home owners and those interested in yet another perspective of Rossland’s history. Copies are available at City Hall for purchase before Christmas.

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Christmas movie night RCaC in partnership with the Rossland Youth action Network present movie night at Miners’ Union Hall Sunday, dec. 22 at 7 p.m. How the Grinch stole Christmas (original, 26 min.) and elf (1hour, 35 min.) are on the bill. This all ages, family show costs $3 or a non-perishable food item for the food bank.

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The generosity of the Rossland Healthcare Auxiliary (RHA) was abundant on Pledge Day when they donated $29,764 to the KBRH Health Foundation. Of that money, $15,000 supports critical care and $4,764 is designated for ENT services. KBRH Health Foundation representatives Lisa Pasin (left) and Tom McEwan (right) accept this donation from RHA members Lindsey Premier, secretary, Linda Cant, vice-president, and Sharon Hansen, president. Columbia Power Corporation, represented by Audrey Repin, director, stakeholder and external relations (left), donated $1,480 to support the Critical Care Campaign. Lisa Pasin, director of development Kootenay Regional Hospital Boundary Health Foundation accepted this donation. The Critical Care Campaign is now 50 per cent to its fundraising goal with $250,000 raised.

Triple Threat Experience for youth • Classes run Jan. 4-March 8 presented by Steps dance Get the basics of all three disciplines through games, workshops, scene study, group choreography and vocal exercises. Spend four weeks learning your craft and the next four weeks preparing for the production of Seussical (dr. Seuss musical). experience all aspects of a Broadway show alongside three specialized instructors (Juliana Marko-dance, Nadine Tremblayvoice and Carolyn Ferraro-acting). Steps offers three different levels based on the ages and skill level of the students. Levels and pricing: • 7-9 years: Saturdays, 4-6:15 p.m., $250 • 10-12 years: Saturdays, 4-7 p.m., $325 • Teen: Saturdays, 4-7 p.m., $325 Please email Juliana with questions or to register at juliana@ 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 crosscountry 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 Ongoing 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 Rossland Golden City Quilt Guild • The guild meets every Monday. The guild meets at the Senior Centre on Rossland avenue from 7-9 p.m. Rossland Retirees Curling Club • The curling club invites men and women interested in curling on Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., to call Bill at 362-9462 or Jim at 364-1051.

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Bring a friend day: Dec. 30 sUBMIttED For the Rossland News

Nancy Greene Ski League athletes can bring along a friend for an action-packed day of skiing on Monday, Dec. 30. This day is open to skiers born between 2001 to 2008. The cost is $20 for the day but an adult must be present at the drop-off to register a ski friend for the event. Under the guidance of a certified Red Mountain Racer coach, the day will include

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Dalton Larson. In the meantime, the over 200 locked out employees will transition back to work over the course of this week.

FortisBC employees are heading back to work following a nearly six-month long lockout. Both parties, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 213 and the utility, have agreed to go to binding arbitration and will look to make their pitch to arbitrator

From Saturday, Dec. 21 to Sunday, Jan 5, the Rossland Public Library will be accepting non-perishable food donations for the Rossland Food Bank in lieu of cash for overdue fees. Bring back your overdue books,


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group free skiing, skill development, and fun in the gates. The day will round out twith a “head-to-head” rac course. To sign up a friend, contact the Red Mountain Racer’s head coach, Phil Patterson, at before Saturday, Dec. 21. Please include the skier’s gender, date of birth and a brief description of the child’s skiing experience. Parents can still enter their children on the day of the event, meeting in the lodge at 8:30 a.m. to sign up.

Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird. Yes, it is a bird. And that bird will likely be counted this Saturday when the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) brings birders across North America and Rossland out of their nests to tally up the tail feathers of the various species residing in each region. In the Golden City Linda Szymkowiak will lead the charge into the wilderness— ranging from Paterson to Strawberry Pass— to record the number of birds in the region. The number of birds in the city and its bounding lands has been dropping, she said. “In Rossland if we see 30 species it’s a good count,” she said. “A lot of it depends on the weather conditions, if the fog descends it gets tougher and snow cover can be a problem.” Christmas bird counts are held each year on any one-day period between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5. Areas under study by the birders are divided into 20 kilometre “circles” that stay the same from year to year to try to get an accurate survey of the number of particular species in each area. Szymkowiak says she has noticed fewer numbers over the years that she’s been involved in the CBC and that the annual count is a valuable tool to track the environmental health of an area. “Every year there’s more habitat destroyed, logging changes the habitat of the Varied Thrushes and the Hermit Thrushes, you don’t see as many of them,” she said. “There’s an overall decline, partly the insectivores like the barn swallows, agriculture has changed things for many species. Change the habitat and you change the birds.” The results are sent to Bird Studies Canada to be added to counts from across Canada, the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean. For more information go to the Bird Studies Canada website at or search for Christmas Bird Count on the web. — with files from the Trail Times

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movies, and magazines along with some cans, boxes or jars and the library will forgive any fines you have owing. This is a great opportunity to wipe the slate clean and celebrate the holidays with the Rossland Public Library. As of Wednesday, Jan 1 the fines on overdue items will change to bring them in line with other libraries in the Kootenay region. Fines for CDs and DVDs are going down from $1 to 25¢ per day. Fines for books are going up from 10¢ to 25¢ per day.


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Volunteers for Revenue Generation Committee The Board of Education of School District No. 20 (Kootenay Columbia) seeks 3 individuals to volunteer to sit on a newly formed Revenue Generation committee for a 2 year term. This committee is focused on: • Identifying and reviewing current revenue generation and capacity building efforts • Reviewing our existing policy (Revenue Generating Activities and Commercialism) and making recommendations to Policy Committee if changes are desired • Exploring opportunities for revenue generation in order to supplement but not take the place of provincial funding This committee is scheduled to meet 5-6 times a year and will report back to the Board of Education with recommendations. If you are interested in sharing your time, knowledge and passion for helping our public education system please forward a brief expression of interest* by January 31, 2014 to: SD20 Revenue Generation Committee 2001 Third Avenue Trail, BC V1R 1R6 *The expression of interest can be in the form of a letter which highlights any relevant experience you have in the areas of revenue generation, fundraising, public education and/or public sector.

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The Late French Immersion Grade 6/7 class of Rossland School held a Francophone Expo on Monday, Dec. 16 that showcased each student’s French speaking country through inquiry-based questioning. Students were ambassadors to their countries and displayed their vast knowledge through traditional costumes, music, traditional cuisine and visual projects.

money at work The province gives the CAC $255,000 in funding through Emergency Management BC and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. In addition, funding is provided to the CAC to cover Special Avalanche Warning Bulletins at a cost of $2,500 per bulletin four to six times per year. Learn More: For a one-stop shop of information and links on backcountry safety, visit Emergency Info BC: http:// For information on avalanche training or to view avalanche bulletins, visit http:// Source: Province of B.C.

Backcountry the Rossland society was bestowed with $84,500, the sixth largest amount in the province in the last funding cycle of $4.1 million. RDSAR director Graham Jones said the money for the new sled will help alleviate the demand on the society members’ own sleds when they perform winter rescues. Prior to this, the society did not own its own snowmobile. “We’ve been, to a large degree, a winter response group, with downhill and backcountry skiers running into trouble... snowmobilers,” he told the Trail Times. “But we’ve never had snow-


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Rossland man dies in single vehicle accident A 61-year-old Rossland man was killed in a single car crash on Gelesz Road on Sunday. The accident occurred around 2 p.m. when the 2013 GMC pickup driven by the man failed to negotiate a curve on the snowy roads and went off the road and down an embankment. The driver was deceased at the scene, said RCMP Cpl. John Ferguson of the West Kootenay Traffic Services. He said the crash is still under investigation, with the West Kootenay Traffic Services and the BC Coroner service working on the case. The man’s name has not been released. “Especially at this time of year we encourage everyone to drive safe and be extra cautious on the roads,” said Ferguson.


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mobiles in our arsenal, we’ve had to use private member’s machines and they’re not designed for towing search members up a mountain.” The South Columbia SAR Society (SCSAR) based in the Trail region also received money from the province, with $63,000 coming for them to continue their work in the region. “We don’t have other money coming in for equipment and training,” said Ron Medland, search manager for SCSAR, about the cash infusion. The SCSAR money will go toward basic operating costs for the team, such as insur-

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However, the Terrain Park was not available on opening day, but the park will be open as soon as snow conditions permit it to operate safely. Cat skiing Red inbounds cat skiing opens Friday, Dec. 27. The resort will offer single ride cat skiing service Wednesday thru Sunday, with private rentals available Monday and Tuesday throughout the ski season. For an update on Red’s cat skiing terrain, call guest services at 250-3627384. Filling the rafters Rafters Bar in the Red base lodge is now open for the season and for dinner. Food service hours at Rafters this season are 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, and 11a.m.-9 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Rafters’ bar service is open to 1:30 a.m. nightly, except Sunday when it is open until 12:30 a.m. Look for the 2013 Skullcandy Music Series in 2014 with five national rock acts throughout the winter season.

ance for vehicles, equipment purchases and training for team members. “We have to meet standards and part of that is we have to be up to date on training,” he said. “This funding is huge, we wouldn’t be able to do the work without it.” To the east, the Castlegar Society for Search and Rescue will be given $73,500 for its work in the neighbouring backcountry. As well, the Canadian Avalanche Centre and the B.C. Search and Rescue Association each received $250,000 in gaming funds to support their operations.


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The free shuttle bus will run every 45 minutes (with a one-hour break in the afternoon) looping between downtown Rossland and the Red Mountain neighbourhood every day all winter, including stops at the Prestige Mountain Resort, Flying Steamshovel/Idgies, Alpine Grind, Seven Summits/Casa Alpina, Rock Cut Pub and Red Mountain. Full details of the shuttle can be found here: including a downloadable schedule. The shuttle would run from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. The shuttle would run every day that Red Mountain is operating for the winter of 2013/14 with a finishing date no later than April 6. The contractor would operate a 24-passenger side loading bus with space to store skis and boards. As well, people can book an after hours shuttle from Rossland to Red Mountain, 10:30 p.m.-12 a.m. for $45 per trip (pre booked). From 12-1 a.m. a shuttle can be pre booked for $65 per trip. A5

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Arriving at Cranbrook airport: (from left) Barb Ryebrun, Zaw Naing, (from East Kootenay Friends of Burma), new arrivals Aung KoKo Latt, Samuel Hlieh Za Thang and Lun Lun San, Kathy Moore (West Kootenay Friends of Burma), Shauna Jimenez (East Kootenay Friends of Burma). Zaw Naing was a refugee from Burma 17 years ago and now runs a successful business in Cranbrook. His family hosted the new arrivals over night and prepared a Burmese meal for them.

Burmese refugees have arrived in Rossland SUBMITTED Rossland News

After a long flight from Kuala Lumpur, the San family arrived at the Cranbrook airport on Friday, Dec. 10 and were welcomed by West Kootenay Friends of Refugees (WKFoR) chairperson Kathy Moore. To facilitate their transition to Canada and Rossland, arrangements were made for them to spend their first night with a Burmese family, who have been living in Cranbrook for some time and had previously been sponsored by the East Kootenay Friends of Burma. In preparation for the significant change in climate, Moore crammed her car with warm clothing and

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also provided a car seat for the youngest member of the family: a two-and-a-half-yearold toddler. On the morning of Saturday, Dec. 11 the Sans were driven through the spectacular winter scenery of the Kootenay Pass to their new home in Rossland. The Rossland group of sponsors has been fundraising for two years for the arrival of a new family, and more recently worked to set up a home for the new arrivals. In an earlier press release WKFoR asked for an angel to step forward to help with a suitable living space for the San family and were fortunate the request was answered, giving them a living space for the first six

months of their new life in Canada, said Moore. “After that time period, the sponsor group will be looking for other accommodation,” she said. As the Sans settle into Rossland, the WKFoR group members will be visiting daily to help with language acquisition, budgeting, using the bus, shopping and all the routines of Canadian life. “The goal is for this family to be integrated and independent by the end of a year,” said Moore. Under the blended sponsorship program, the local group’s fundraising will be supplemented by social assistance from the federal government for the first six months.

The West Kootenay Labour Council have organized a fundraising drive in support of the IBEW Local 213 and COPE 378 affected by the Fortis BC Lock Out.


These workers have been locked out since late June, 2013. Anyone who would like to support the Locked Out Workers, may make a donation at the Kootenay Savings Credit Union to the West Kootenay Labour Council Strike Fund Account #1477728.

The San family fled ethnic and religious persecution in Burma based on their Christian beliefs and have been living for several years in Malaysia, a country that offers respite but no permanent asylum to refugees. Burma was on the

list of five countries identified by the Canadian government in 2013 as having refugees most in need and best able to resettle in Canada. For more information or to offer help, please contact Kathy Moore ( or call 250-362-3319.

Corporation of the City of Rossland Notice of 2014 Regular Council Meeting Schedule Section 127 of the Community Charter requires that a schedule of the date, time and place of all regular council meetings to be held during the year be prepared and made available to the public. Regular Meetings of Council will take place at Rossland City Hall, 1899 Columbia Avenue. Regular Meetings of Council will be held on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month, unless otherwise posted. Regular Meeting of Council which occur on statutory holidays may be rescheduled or cancelled by resolution of Council. Regular Meetings of Council shall be called to order at 7:00 pm 2014 Regular Council Meeting Schedule: Monday - January 13, 2014 Monday - January 27, 2014 Tuesday - February 11, 2014**** Monday - February 24, 2014 Monday - March 10, 2014 Monday – March 24, 2014 Monday - April 14, 2014 Monday - April 28, 2014 Monday - May 12, 2014 Monday - May 26, 2014 Monday - June 9, 2014

Monday - June 23, 2014 Monday - July 14, 2014 Monday – August 11, 2014 Monday - September 8, 2014 Monday - September 29, 2014 Tuesday - October 14, 2014 **** Monday - October 27, 2014 Monday - November 10, 2014 Monday - November 24, 2014 Monday – December 1, 2014 (Inaugural meeting) Monday- December 8, 2014

**** These meetings fall after statutory holidays (BC Family Day and Thanksgivinge Day) PLEASE NOTE THAT COUNCIL MEETINGS START AT 7:00 PM

Rossland Rotary has continued the spirit of giving—all the way to the Philippines. The city service group has now contributed two boxes to the Shelterbox Canada relief effort going to help those in the Philippines affected by typhoon Haiyan. Shelterbox , officially a partner of Rotary International has committed to supplying 4,000 boxes to the Philippines. The Rotary Club of Nelson Daybreak sponsored one box and sent funds prior to Dec. 8, with the funds matched by the Government of Canada. Daybreakers challenged other Rotary clubs to meet or exceed this contribution, and the Rossland Club did, giving two boxes. Each box contains shelter and other essential aid, and costs $1,000 each. ShelterBox Response Teams are also operating on the Island of Bohol where earlier in the year a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck, damaging buildings and infrastructure and claiming lives across the region. ShelterBox responded to the earthquake, sending a Response Team to the affected area. The team were distributing aid on Bohol Island when Typhoon Haiyan struck and have been continuing distribution of ShelterBox tents since. Response Teams are now operating across seven islands, many of which are very isolated. The work of ShelterBox Canada can be found at

Highway speed feedback sought People can have their say on highway safety and speed limits in British Columbia, as the public consultation component of the Rural Highway Safety and Speed Review gets underway. Until Jan. 24 people can share feedback online at safetyandspeedreview/.

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ll of the pieces seem to be falling into place this year at Red Mountain, and could potentially make it one of the more memorable years on the snowy slopes. With a continous, free shuttle service—day and evening—a new specific weather system to accurately map out the maze of mountain weather, and the expansion of Red Mountain Resort and the Grey Mountain chair lift, it’s a formidable offering. Accolades have been coming nonstop to the ski hill, and likely they won’t stop this year as the mountain looks to be even a greater place to ski and be. But that success will surely spill over into Rossland itself. With accommodation records being set in each subsequent month of January, February and March last year, those tallies should be in jeopardy once again with the lure of expanded skiing, and adequate transportation to the hill, luring more people in. It will undoubtedly still take some time for the word on Red and Rossland to fully reach all corners of the ski world, but until then, locals have one helluva playground to explore. Enjoy ...

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try Harder to Remember STAN HARdER

remember it well— Christmas 1944. The war was nearing its end but we didn’t know that. The government kept its propaganda machine running full out, urging all Canadians to bear down and work harder for the war effort—and even as young kids we were deeply concerned Canada might soon be invaded by seemingly invincible German and Japanese forces. Dark stories of intrigue, spies and enemy submarines lurking in our waters off shore lent exponential fuel to our childhood fears. Hope was at an exceptionally low ebb in our district in the Red River Valley of Manitoba. The devastating droughts of the 1930’s had ended but our poverty had not. When the majority of any population has literally nothing from which to begin, rebuilding the scarcest and most elusive commodity can be basic, inherent hope. Without hope and expectation of better things to come all is indeed lost. The area grew grains and a minor assortment of livestock primarily for home use, so a crop failure meant income failure pretty well in total, and that summer what the remnants of drought hadn’t taken, grasshoppers

and hail had. Kids understand a lot more than adults seem to believe and we were afraid. Very afraid. How would our family make it through one more winter? I was seven and my brother 10. We knew we were poor but poverty can be relative for even in the darkest economic times some fare better than others. We were now both in school and soon enough the families with assured incomes from other than agriculture became known. These were the “rich kids,” and this was Christmas season. The toys of the year (for boys) were cap guns. Simple little mechanisms that fired off tiny bursts of gunpowder delivered in narrow rolls of paper we, as poor kids, could tear off one at a time if we had a gun at all, or the wealthier ones could fire off whole rolls in repeater fashion exactly like our Western heroes used their “six guns” in the ever popular Zane Grey stories. My brother and I were almost irrationally envious of the “rich kids” firing off round after round at school recess, but we declared the only reason we did not have these guns was because we did not want them. Nothing could have been further from the truth. We did want them, desperately. Single-shot guns sold for a staggering 50 cents in the Eaton’s catalogue. The fancy, shiny repeaters with white plastic embossed handles sold for the unbelievably high price of $2.40 each, an impossible sum for our parents to spend even had they wished to do so, which they did not. But we were young—we still believed in Santa Claus. We knew from experience he did not visit all households, and to those he did he seemed to leave “gifts” that would have shown up even

if it had not been Christmas. Like hand knitted socks, gloves and hats. All very practical and necessary, but not exactly what anxious young children had hoped to unwrap Christmas morning. The one Santa “gift” no one wanted was that of “long Johns“ winter underwear from either Eaton’s or Simpson’s catalogues. Recipients of such gifts invariably denied having received anything at all. But my brother and I were not discouraged. Times were hard and Santa was busy but he would stop at our grandparents’ house, this we knew for sure. On Christmas Day we visited our maternal grandparents and, as expected, the base of their tree was covered in brightly wrapped gifts of all shapes and sizes, their small house packed with people and little kids dodging in and out of what small spaces might open up from time to time between standing adults. Conversational noise was deafening but all seemed pleased to be there. And soon it was gift-opening time. Santa’s elves had done well but had apparently become stuck on the loom and most of the presents opened were indeed the much-feared selections of various knitted articles. As were ours. We smiled and expressed our thanks that Santa had not forgotten us, but our disappointment was almost overwhelming. Santa had not seen fit to bring our most passionately hoped for presents: cap guns. Even the 50 cent one would have been rapturously received. But nothing. Our Christmas was over. Our deep, heart-rending discouragement was not. We still had our paternal grandparents to visit, but history showed Santa seemed not to have their house on his stop list and there was no reason this year should be

different. Whatever hopes we had harboured earlier of Santa bringing cap guns had died a miserably cruel death along with our once fondest but utterly unfounded childhood dreams. We had an aunt who had, as folks like to say, “married well” in that her husband was one of the few in the district who had prospered even in the Great Depression. My aunt had money to spend and did so, but unfortunately we had never been on her Christmas list and our expectations this year were no different. We could see no reason why they should be. Besides, she had girls only, what would she know of cap guns? Nothing. There was no tree sheltering gifts and we sat down for Grandma’s Christmas dinner feeling bleak and forlorn. Our belief in Santa Claus had proven false and unfounded, a childhood fantasy irreversibly destroyed. We were discouraged and unhappy. This Christmas we lost more than we had gained—much more. Things can be replaced, dreams cannot, and our dreams had been destroyed. There was no Santa Claus. As we were getting ready to leave these grandparents, this aunt, almost as an afterthought it seemed, stepped up to our car and handed my brother and me each a gift, explaining that Santa had apparently mistaken their house for ours and left these for us. She had no idea what they were but, ”Merry Christmas!’ and she was gone. The package size was right, the weight about right—it couldn’t be. But it was. ”Pearl” handled repeating cap guns and boxes of caps to go with them. Yes, Christmas 1944. I remember it well. Stan Harder writes in retirement from Grand Forks.

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Seniors Hall an active place The Rossland Seniors Hall has lots of great activities running through the week. On Mondays at 1:30 p.m. the Seniors’ Art Club meets. Contact Edith Harasin at 250-3625477 for more information. On Monday evenings, the Rossland Quilters Guild gets together at 7 p.m. Contact Deyanne Davies at 250-362-7727 for more information. On Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. the 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 ahead of time (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.

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If Santa deemed you as bad in 2013 all is not lost: you still have time to clear the books on your standing with the city. People have until Jan. 1 to pay off the remainder of their utility bills left owing to the City of Rossland. If you don’t, all outstanding utility balances as of Jan. 1 will be transferred to property taxes and will accrue daily interest. For those that do heed the warning and endeavour to pay, when making payments to utility and property tax accounts, people are asked to use the correct account

number. All payments will be applied to the account requested. If a payment is incorrectly assigned, it will not be transferred to another account. People are asked to ensure the account details on online bank payments have been updated, as old account details are still being submitted. If unsure of an account number, please contact City Hall. Reminder notice: Penalty charges of 2.2 per cent are being added to all outstanding utility amounts on a monthly basis. Property tax reminder notices will be sent out in mid-January. The city offers pre-payment plan options for both utility and property taxes.

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The city will be rolling out its latest installment on its draft financial plan early in January with another committee-of-the-whole meeting. On Monday, Jan. 6 the elected heads of municipal government will huddle to pick apart the finer points of the 2014-2018 Draft Financial Plan, in essence the city’s budget for the next year. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 5 p.m. in City Hall council chambers. The city has held previous public meetings on the budget.

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* A laundry area also can be much more than just a place to wash and fold clothes. Many people like to turn this spot into a multipurpose zone. By including some shelving and a refrigerator in the laundry room, you can create a food-storage pantry. A large countertop normally used to fold clothes can also double as a gift-wrapping station. Think about merging a laundry room with a craft room where sewing or scrapbooking can take place. * Remember to leave room for the soiled clothing. Raising hamper bins off of the floor to be suspended from a rod above the washer frees up valuable floor space. Otherwise, keep the hamper behind a curtain or tucked into a cabinet to ensure the laundry room always looks neat, even when you haven’t yet gotten to the newest pile of dirty clothes. * Don’t be afraid of adding color and artwork to the laundry space. In fact, embrace it. Here’s an out-of-the-way area of the home where you can explore your creativity and have a little fun. Try an eye-opening color, such as apple green or bright yellow to add a sunny disposition to the room. * You don’t have to spend a fortune on a laundry room re-do. Shop in salvage stores or antique shops for custom pieces to add character to the space. You can probably find cabinetry or shelving for a fraction of the cost of new items, and these older items may add more character to the space. * Save space by installing a counter just above the dryer so you will have a place to fold and stack clothing. * The bulk of dirty clothes will be generated in the bedrooms and bathroom of the house. But who wants to carry clothes down to a laundry area on a lower level? See if you can tuck a laundry room into an upstairs closet or nook to make doing laundry more practical. Although a laundry room is often an afterthought, taking time to organize and plan the space can make it both functional and inviting.


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Top skiers invade Black Jack for NorAm JIM BAILEY Trail Times

The Black Jack Ski Club welcomed some of the best cross-country skiers in North America on the weekend with Olympians, Olympic hopefuls, World Cup athletes and national champions in attendance. Over 250 racers from across North America descended on Rossland and the refurbished Black Jack Ski Club for the Haywood NorAm and Buff Sprint Series races, as well as the Teck Kootenay Cup 1 and 2 event. In the NorAm 1.6-kilometre sprint the Americans took the top two spots with the U.S. Ski Team’s Erik Bjornsen taking gold with a sprint of three minutes and 35.28 seconds, while Sun Valley’s Miles Havlick came second and Graham Nishikawa of Whitehorse claimed bronze. Former Black Jack skier Geoffrey Richards came 28th in the sprint, but improved to 25th in the open men’s 15-kilometre classic on Sunday, where National Ski Team member Kevin Sandau captured first in 42:08.4, and Nishikawa claimed another bronze. David Palmer was the top Black Jack skier in the 15-km classic coming in 21st, while Julien Locke finished 43rd. In the Junior Men’s Mathew Saurette from the Rocky Mountain Racers won gold in the sprint, Angus Foster and Victor Hopper from Big Thunder Nordic came second and third respectively. Deanne Steven from Tourism Rossland said that the estimated economic spin off for the weekend was about $450,000 to the local economy, when accommodation, food and beverage and other local services were taken into account. “These types of events are also an excellent way to showcase the entire community to a group of like minded people,” she said. Showcasing young skiers like Black Jack’s Daniel Merlo, one of the youngest skiers in the race, who came in 39th place while placing second in the 7.5 km classic in the Kootenay Cup race.

IMPROVEMENTS, OF COURSE The new five-kilometre race course was described by the Callaghan Valley Training Center athletes as the toughest in Canada with plenty of exciting descents and challenging climbs. The course improvements which allowed Black Jack to be able to host this event were critical to the success of the event, said Deanne Steven. Last year’s warm December resulted in rutty, muddy sections along low-lying trail segments, which caused a delay in the start of the season. This year skiers have enjoyed all their favorite trails plus the newly re-opened Ophir trails, an extended (to 2.2 km) and better flowing doggy loop as well as better drainage on many core trails.

NATIONAL TEAM TRIALS These races were part of Canada’s World Junior and U23 (under 23) team trials, so Heidi Widmer’s result as the top U23 woman both days makes a strong case for her to be on the team. Brother and sister duo Graham and Emily Nishikawa from Whitehorse were the top Canadians in the NorAm Buff sprints on Saturday, and were both on the podium again on Sunday in the Haywood NorAm. Some of the notable results from local Black Jack athletes at the Teck Kootenay Cup include: Remi Drolet (Midget Boy) 1st in 2.5km free technique and 1st in 3.75 classic, Abbey McLean (Peewee Girl) 1st in classic, Aaron Scott (Master Men) 1st in the 10km classic and 2nd in the 7.5km free technique, and Chiaki Yamamoto from Red Mountain Academies (Junior Girl) 1st in classic. Full results are on Zone 4:

Meanwhile, Kate Fitzgerald from the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center captured gold in the senior women’s 10-km event, Whitehorse skier Emily Nishikawa came second and Canmore skier Amanda Ammar was third. However, Nishikawa sprinted to gold in the senior women’s 1.4-km free skate, with Calgary’s Heidi Widmer coming second and Quebecois Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt third. In the Junior Women’s sprint Katherine Stewart-Jones of Nakkertok took top spot, while Whitehorse skier Dahria Beatty was second, and Anne-Marie Comeau of Club Nordique was third. Black Jack’s Nicole Perrin finished in 19th spot in the junior women’s sprint. In other Teck Kootenay Cup series races, Black Jack skiers finished with impressive results with Remi Drolet claiming first place in the Midget boys 2.5-kilometre free skate and 3.75km classic. Kelly Geisheimer nabbed first in the Master Women 30-39, with Jen Vogel taking second and Genevieve Fortin third, while Lesley Beatson picked up a silver medal in the Master Women. In Master Men 40-49 Black Jack skier Aaron Scott came second in the 7.5-km mass start but claimed first in the 10-km Classic, while Seth Bitting claimed bronze in the 7.5 and silver in the 10-K classic. In the 30-39 category Mathew Tonner won gold in both the 7.5 and 10 k races, while in the Junior Girl 7.5-k Chiaki Yamamoto captured gold and took third spot in the 5-k. Rossland’s Abbey McLean won gold in the Pee Wee girls 1.4-km classic and bronze in the 1-km free. In the Pee Wee boys, Johann Taylor-Gregg captured silver in the 1-km free mass start and aa bronze in the 1.4 classic, Radek Krampl won silver in the 1.4-km event, while Keegan Taylor took home bronze in the 1 k. In the Atom 0.8 km. Classic Tarn Bazley won silver and Marek Krampl took home bronze.

IN BRIEF Hockeyville back to help A big pool of cash could be available for the Rossland Arena if there is enough of an upswell and support for the next Hockeyville campaign in the community. A recent survey commissioned by Kraft Canada reveals the majority (91 per cent) of Canadian hockey parents agree their local rink is the social hub of their community, yet twothirds say these arenas are in need of repairs or upgrades. Over 90 per cent (91 per cent) of those surveyed say their overall community would be negatively impacted if their rink were to close due to disrepair. This year there is an even bigger opportunity for Canada’s communities to breathe new life into their local rinks through Kraft Hockeyville 2014, in partnership with the

National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA). The program is back and bigger than ever, awarding a total of $1 million in prizing to 16 different communities, including: • One grand prize of $100,000 in arena upgrades and a broadcast NHL pre-season game played in the local community • One prize of $100,000 in arena upgrades • Two prizes of $50,000 each in arena upgrades for third and fourth place • Twelve prizes of $25,000 each in arena upgrades Submissions and nominations for Kraft Hockeyville 2014 open Jan. 1. Submissions will be accepted until Feb. 9. For contest rules and complete program details, visit

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Recreation, Education, Community Rossland Rec Department Rossland Recreation The Winter 2014 Brochure is available online, at, city hall home page and the Recreation Program Guide page. You can also pick up a hard copy at City Hall, the Credit Union, Rossland School, the Rossland Library and at the Rossland Arena. Registrations for all programs starts Jan. 2. The recreation department hours over the holidays will be as follows: Closed Dec. 23-27 and Friday, Jan. 3. All other days the office is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The arena is open for regular ice time throughout the holiday season, except for the following dates and times: Closed on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 25, Thursday, Dec. 26 (Boxing Day), Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 4 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 1. If you would like to rent ice and the recreation department is closed, please contact the arena directly at 250-362-7396, ext. 1229 or 250521-0110. The arena staff will be able to assist you with available times and rental rates. Public skating schedule Public Skating Schedule for the week of Dec. 16-22 and over the holiday season in the Rossland Arena is on Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 22 from 2:30-4 p.m. and again from 6-7:30 p.m. The holiday public skating schedule is as follows: • Monday, Dec. 23: 5:45-7:15 p.m. • Friday, Dec. 27: 5:15-6:45 p.m. • Saturday, Dec. 28: 5:45-7:15 p.m. • Sunday, Dec. 29: 6-7:30 p.m. • Monday, Dec. 30: 5:45-7:15 p.m. • Thursday, Jan. 2: 5:15-6:45 p.m. • Sunday, Jan. 5: 2:30-4 p.m. and 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. Double feature Christmas movie Sunday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Miners’ Union Hall. Come and enjoy a family friendly movie double feature. This is an all ages movie

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