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Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Desiree Cassidy carried the colours of the Rossland Figure Skating Club into the West Kootenay Invitational Figure Skating competition on the weekend at the Rossland Arena. Over 100 skaters came from across the East and West Kootenay, as well as the Boundary and the Okanagan, to compete in the three-day event.

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For many people it is the reason they have chosen to remain in Rossland, or make it their adopted home. Winter, snow and ice have so deeply etched themselves on the psyche and physique of those people that they must abide in a place which has so much of it. And for 117 years, the celebration of that season and all that it contains has repeated itself on the landscape of the Golden City around this time.

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option three—constructing a new waste treatment facility in Rossland—on the docket when it goes to the public for input on funding regional waste treatment this year. Rossland, through committee member and Regional District of Kootenay Boundary direc-

tor for the city, Kathy Wallace, had been requesting the option for a new plant in Rossland be looked at again because it was potentially less expensive than option two, which was to build a completely new plant in Columbia Gardens area. Of the three options

being considered— option one is to upgrade the current site—capital-wise option three is less expensive, said Wallace. But the committee— made up of Trail, Warfield, Area B and Rossland—felt the soil in Rossland was not right, the project could be more expensive to operate

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Thursday, January 23, 2014 Rossland News

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panhandling for polio The Rossland Rotary Club will be “Panhandling for Polio” this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Columbia Avenue during the Winter Carnival. The club is attempting to raise money to support Rotary International’s quest to eradicate the disease.

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Triple Threat Experience for youth • Classes run until March 8 presented by Steps Dance

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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@ stepsdancecentre.ca. Rossland Youth Action Network logo contest Design the network’s logo. The winning logo will be included on all their posters, event pages, etc. This could be your 15 minutes of fame. Winning logo designer will win a $100 gift certificate to a Rossland Business of choice. There will be runner up prizes as well. Youth action teams will host activities and programming that lead up to a week-long celebration of youth in May 2014. Guest speaker: Gordon Simms discussing all matters of fraud. Rossland Public Library Check out the Library’s website for a complete listing of the programs they’re running. Lego Club, Teen Night, Storytime, French Club, Movies and Munchies, NFB Film Club, Book Club, and Cocoa and Movies during Winter Carnival are some of the great programs running in January. On Sunday, Feb. 9 there’s a wet felting workshop with Tricia Rasku that will have participants making a scarf. Rossland Seniors The Rossland Seniors Hall has lots of great activities running 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 250-362-7727 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.

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Wilderness drawings from a new Rossland talent staff Rossland News

Sarah Burwash has been visiting rural communities and remote areas to attend artist residencies, travelling to different cities for art and craft sales, volunteering on farms and working at lodges in the Rocky Mountains. The Far Woods is a collection of watercolours and other works the Rossland native produced during these residencies and travels. These drawings celebrate the wilderness, rural lifestyles and resourcefulness. Burwash turns to past generations who, by necessity, had to be self-sufficient and create systems of mutual dependence among community members. Burwash has been researching and immersing herself in environments where she can learn the sto-

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ries, skills and gain the experience and perspective from earlier generations to create narratives that uproot her own personal mythologies. She seeks to uncover both humble and provocative histories, more specifically those of women who were brazen and persistent in forging for a new social order. She creates characters, environments and narratives that are lyrical yet quiet, like frozen moments from dreams or nightmares. Her work seeks the threads that connect the past and present, weaving imagery that urges people to wander through the drawings, discovering more upon each view and unfolding questions about our relationships to land, nature, spirituality and community. Burwash grew up in Rossland. She graduated from the

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University of British Columbia Okanagan in 2009. Working in a variety of media, from drawing and collage to video and installation, Burwash’s work most often takes form in narrative watercolour drawings. She has participated in residencies in British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Colorado, the Yukon and Michigan. Burwash recently had a solo exhibition at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts and completed her first animation through The Centre for Art Tapes Media Arts Scholarship program. She currently resides in Halifax, NS, working full time as an artist and freelance illustrator. Her book is available through http:// w w w. c o n u n d r u m press.com/newtitles/the-far-woods/.

As part of this year’s Winter Carnival festivities, the Rossland Skatepark Association, in association with RossVegas, will be hosting the official after party for ‘The Wild In The Streets’ jib jam competition set for Saturday, Jan. 25. When the jib jam wraps up, take the short walk down Columbia to the Miner’s Union Hall and get your rock n’ roll on in Rossland’s original party hall. Whistler/Vancouver rock bands Fall of Summer and Virginia Leaves are coming all the way out here to rock all night and help raise money to support the local skatepark dreams. The bands hit the stage at Miner’s Union Hall at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at RossVegas for $10, or $15 at the door. The Rossland Skatepark Association (RSA) is the local non-profit organization working towards creating a world class skatepark in Rossland. Major hurdles have been cleared in the skatepark process, including site selection and skatepark design. Rossland city council has given the RSA permission to construct the skatepark in 2014, at the corner of Washington St. and Third Ave. The city’s skateboard park project volunteers continue to nail down the funding required for the $600,000 park. The RSA still needs almost $200,000 before construction can begin on the park. The group already has $80,000 of the $300,000 in cash already in the bank—and construction could still be on pace to begin in spring of 2014. RSA could secure around $200,000 out of the total estimated budget for the park through in-kind contributions—and some community partners have already verbally declared an intention to be on board. In-kind donations are promised through several local businesses while some contractors and suppliers and ready to get on board.

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IN BRIEF Cross border tangle straightened out B.C. business people crossing the U.S. border to do business have new protection against expedited removal laws, thanks to a recent U.S. district court ruling. Under expedited removal laws, a Canadian trying to cross into the U.S. has faced a regime that empowers border guards, at their own discretion, to bar Canadians entry to the U.S. for periods of five years or more. However, a Jan. 9 decision by the U.S. ninth Circuit Court of Appeal has recognized an exemption to expedited removal laws for Canadians crossing the border for bona fide business or tourism purposes. This is the first time since the expedited removal laws were passed in 1996 that any U.S. court, administrative tribunal or other body has recognized the existence of such an exemption. Additionally, on Dec. 30, 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection cancelled an expedited removal order that had been issued against B.C. actor Chad Rook on Jan. 28, 2013, when Rook was attempting to cross the border to look for acting work in Los Angeles. Under the order, Rook had faced a five-year ban on entering the U.S. The BC Chamber participated in the 9th Circuit Court legal case, which looked at whether Canadians seeking entry to the U.S. can be subject to expedited removal, by filing an amicus brief, together with the Bellingham/ Whatcom Chamber of Commerce, the Northwest Economic Council and the Pacific Corridor Enterprise Council. An amicus brief is a legal vehicle that allows parties who are not involved in a specific legal action to provide courts with additional information pertaining to the case that’s before the courts.

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Rotary celebration includes Polyester Disco Nights staff Rossland News

Rossland Rotary Club is celebrating its 25th annual Wine Tasting Festival event with a Polyester Disco Nights dance from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Miner’s Union Hall, following the wine festival at the Prestige Mountain Resort from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are limited and going fast with the discounted ticket price expiring soon at the end of next week, Jan. 26. The event is on Saturday, Feb. 22. Tickets for the wine festival and dance are now $65 ($70 after Jan. 26). These tickets have priority entrance at the dance, a limited number of these tickets are available.

Tickets for the wine festival only are now $55 ($60 after Jan 26). Tickets are available at the Powderhound in Rossland or from any Rossland Rotary Club member. At the Prestige Mountain Resort participants will enjoy regional wines and beer, appetizers by Gabriella’s, a silent auction, door prizes and more. At the Miner’s Union Hall, the infamous DJ Mike Cole will take us back in time to dance to the music of the disco era. Dress to the era of dance and color is encouraged, just imagine the Miner’s Union Hall full of dancers in shimmering polyester and hair of disco days. This annual event is

fundraising Proceeds are used to support local and International Rotary Club Projects, such as: • fundraising for the Rossland Skateboard Park • temporary housing and essentials for Philippines and Haiti • funds to help with the Alberta flood • sending local exchange students to Germany and Italy • send local students to the Rotary Youth Leadership Program and the Adventures in Citizenship Program in Ottawa • scholarships to Rossland High School graduates • support the Interact Club of Rossland, for their local and international projects

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This weekend those who live deeply in winter and drink of its charms will share their merriment with the rest of the region—and further afield—in the latest installment of theRossland Winter Carnival. It’s fun and frolic at sub zero temperatures, a truly Canadian display of what we are capable of when the weather gives you lemons. Several decades of astute planning and development will be apparent when thousands of people descend on the city for the annual celebration of winter begins tonight in Rossland. Carnival committee volunteer said the carnival began with Olaus Jeldness, the Norwegian miner who, in 1897, initiated Canada’s Oldest Winter Carnival by inviting his friends to the top of Red Mountain for a now infamous “Tea Party.” “Afterwards, he sent his guests barreling down the hill with long wooden sticks strapped to their feet which he called “skis.” And, that is how the sport got its start in Canada,” read the Winter

highlights Friday, 6:30 p.m. City of Rossland‚117th Carnival Parade. Located downtown. Friday, Saturday, 9 p.m. Blizzard Music Festival at the Flying Steamshovel, Bend Sinister, with opener John Lee’s Hooker, Entry fee is $15. Sunday, 1 p.m. John Heintz Relay Race relay race from top of Red Mtn. to Lions campground. Register at Red in the conference room 10-12 a.m. Awards ceremony at Lions campground. $50/team $25 single.

wiNteR caRNival not to be missed The Rossland Winter Carnival today is a far cry from the one Olaus Jeldness started 117 years ago. In the modern version of the event, boarders fly through the air carving graceful lines right beside the very same post office that he knew during Saturday’s fantastic Rail Jam. Following that, watch out for some Big Air, Fireworks and Torchlights at Red Resort’s Family Fun Night. Old traditions continue with Friday’s parade that gives participants a chance to win a seasons ski pass while listening to live music downtown at the Carnival Extravaganza. The big Variety Show follows that with wonderful family entertainment. Still more comes on Saturday morning with the Fireman’s Pancake breakfast and the amazing Sonny Samuelson Bobsled Race that comes screaming down Spokane Street. Watch for the world renown Slocan Ice Sculptures while taking a Dogsled ride by the Snow Volleyball or the World Bigolfathon Championships. — Rossland Winter Carnival website Check out a complete listing of events, times and other essential bits of information at http://www.rosslandwintercarnival.com/ Events.aspx.

Carnival’s website. For legions of Rosslanders in Jeldness’ wake, the seed of carnival planted in the late 1800s has been fostered and grown for years into one of the longest running winter carnivals in Western North America. It has become the city’s premiere event. Winter Carnival attracts people from across the Kootenays and the U.S., as well as from around the world, for the four-day extravaganza. And with age comes wisdom and the carnival committee knows how to deliver a top-notch event. The event kicks off on Thursday, Jan. 23 with the Nelson and District Credit Union Variety Show at Rossland School’s audito-

rium, featuring the school’s drama club and Richie Mann and the Golden City Fiddlers. The weekend will once again include the popular bobsled competition on Spokane Street, King of the Mountain at Red Mountain Resort, Olaus Ice Palace, the Rail Jam and plenty of events for kids in its roster. One of the prized prizes for the weekend will be the chance to select one pair of skis from Powderhound—of any style or brand. That chance will be won through a raffle, with tickets available at Powederhound, RossVegas, the volunteer table at Ferraro Foods and the Ice Palace during the carnival weekend. editor@rosslandnews.com

Influenza vaccine supply running low staff

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Health-care workers across the province have vaccinated a record number of British Columbians against this year’s flu, as nearly 1.4 million British Columbians have rolled up their sleeves to protect themselves. Despite ordering 1.401 million doses of influenza vaccine, the unprecedented demand for the vaccine means that there is the likelihood that B.C. will experience temporary gaps in influenza supply and availability. Provinces and territories across the country are experiencing similar challenges with vaccine supply, and B.C. is continuing to work with the federal government to obtain additional supply of the vaccine. As a result of these efforts, B.C. is expecting about 5,000 more doses to arrive during the week of Jan. 21 and another 3,000 doses during the week of Jan. 28, and the Province has requested another 13,000 doses. These vaccines will be available to eligible persons in all regions of the province, based on demand. In the meantime, British Columbians who have not been vaccinated this season are encouraged to take the usual preventive measures, such as regular hand washing, staying home when sick and avoiding contact with those who are at high risk to develop complications from influenza. This year’s influenza season is not more severe than past seasons.


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Thursday, January 23, 2014 Rossland News Kootenay group publisher: Chuck Bennett Acting publisher: Karen Bennett Editor: Timothy Schafer

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he city’s biggest event gets underway today and continues through this weekend in the 117th Rossland Winter Carnival. With the city a hallmark of outdoor recreation and tourism—and much of that coming in winter through Red Mountain Resort—this is the city’s chance to shine in the region, and to the world on some extent. Scores of volunteers and organizers have put the pieces in place to stage the four-day event, complete with bob sled, Rail Jam and the snow palace. They are a polished crew, having several decades to find the right formula for winter frolic, and the Winter Carnival crew have gotten it right. If you have never been on Columbia Avenue for the carnival, this would be the year to attend. The weather and the snow are expected to cooperate and lend a white but brilliantly sunny backdrop to the events planned.

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Gasping at government ingenuity and courage Second Opinion JIM HOlTZ

Sometimes the cleverness and ingenuity of governments leaves one gasping for breath. Never was gasping more appropriate than when the Manitoba government made the courageous decision to improve the health of Manitobans by legislating cab drivers into service as post-hospitalization health care workers. This was a brilliant idea, a method of providing an excellent additional service that will cost the province absolutely nothing. What could be better? The problem was that people were being released from hospital and dying before they got through their front doors. This was obviously bad for the patient and bad for the government. It made it appear as though the patients were being released too early; it made it seem as though the province was more concerned with emptying hospital beds as a cost saving measure than they were

about providing adequate care for elderly heart patients. But by passing the Cabbie QuasiCaregiver (CQC) legislation, the government shows that it truly cares. Instead of forcing the elderly to have fatal heart attacks and strokes in the street, or worse, in the cold, germ ridden confines of a hospital, the Ministry of Health is enabling them to have their final medical emergencies in the comfort of their own homes. And yet for some reason people are complaining. Nurses continue to maintain that the government should provide more nurses, more beds, more funding, while doctors complain that they are being forced to see too many patients and are under pressure to release them too early from the hospital. If that isn’t enough, the cabbies are complaining that this kind of assistance isn’t their job. They aren’t qualified to provide health care, they say, and they are losing money having to spend time off the meter moving decrepit people all the way to their front door, sometimes up long slights of stairs. No one is giving the government of Manitoba the credit it deserves. Instead

of criticizing the program they should hope that it is expanded. Cabbies could be legislated into escorting the mentally ill from the hospital to their front doors as well. Perhaps with Cabbie Para-Mental Health Worker(CPMHW) legislation there would be fewer of the mentally ill on our city streets. Once out of sight, the government would not be wrongfully blamed for inadequate funding for their needs. The homeless problem could be alleviated with similar legislation. If the Cabbie Homes for the Homeless (CHFTH) law was passed, once a homeless person was released from a hospital or rehab centre or shelter or really any government funded facility that had failed to address the homeless person’s needs, a cab could be called to take him or her home. But under this clever legislation, when the cabbie discovered the person was homeless, he would be required under penalty of law to take the person home with him to his own house. Within a few months the homeless problem would be solved! Manitoba, one can only gasp at your ingenuity and courage. Jim Holtz is a Boundary-based writer.

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Online survey to gauge the Pulse of Kootenay communities Staff Rossland News

Readers of the Rossland News and Black Press community newspapers across the KootenayBoundary will have a chance to win a cool $1,000 for completing an online survey that will help local businesses better understand customers in their community. Black Press has partnered with research company Pulse Research to bring the Pulse of West Kootenay survey to readers, which looks at the shopping plans and priorities of people and their media reading habits. People’s answers will help gauge the current consumer climate to help local businesses craft new ways to serve their clients and customers. Responses will be kept completely confidential; contact information will only be gathered in order to enter the name into a prize draw for one of five $1,000 cash prizes to be given away across the Kootenay-Boundary. People who submit the survey before Jan. 31 will also have their name entered into a draw for a $20 grocery gift card. The online survey will take about 35 to 40 minutes, erasing the need for people to spend

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long periods of time on the phone answering questions. “We are very excited to be a part of this service to the business community,” says Black Press group and Rossland News publisher Chuck Bennett. “We are pleased to be able to offer this information and are certain it will be beneficial.” The Pulse Research survey has already been successful for businesses. In fact, one client took the results of the research to the bank and was able to secure a loan to expand their business, on the strength of the research. Among the benefits of the study is allowing businesses to identify niche areas of its business, showing potential areas for growth or expansion. Pulse Research was founded in 1985 to provide publishing clients with research-based advertising sales and marketing programs designed to get results. They are able to deliver insight to businesses who are currently faced with an ever-changing mix of products and services, including web, niche, special sections and deals. Check out Kootenay-Boundary at www. pulseresearch.com/westkootenay to complete the survey and to enter the prize draws.

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“I argued that for $5,000 we could do a complete hydro geologic assessment and, if they were right, this conversation was over. But they would not back me up on that,” said Wallace. But the Ministry of Environment said all options going to the public for consultation have to have the consent of all participants, and they don’t have Rossland’s, said Wallace. “Because they would not back me up on that and have that assessment done, I’m not sure the conversation is over,” said Wallace. The motion for the assessment, and subsequently for option three, was defeated—with Wallace in favour—and they instead put through a motion to place option one and two out for public consult. But Wallace still thinks that option three has greater benefit that option two. Option three was to redo the plant at its current site but also put a new sewage treatment plant in Rossland, addressing a number of concerns that participating communities have had over the years with capacity. With the amount of zoning in place up here, and larger developments, the projected population at build out was a concern, said Wallace. “There has been some concern expressed by other communities that if Rossland becomes a much larger place, and the impact on the service from our temporary residents was factored in, there could be problems of capacity,” she said. “(Option three) could have been a possible solution for a lot of these capacity issues within that planning document. Having a plant up here would address a lot of them, but it doesn’t seem to be going that way.” Liquid waste management plan-

ning was mandated by the province for all municipalities and regional districts years ago, but the regional service shared between Rossland, Warfield, Area B and Trail was just primary treatment. The city proposed construction of a stand-alone liquid waste treatment plant in Rossland and some upgrades to the existing plant in Waneta. Currently, there is a primary treatment plant shared in Waneta called the Columbia Pollution Control Centre. It’s the last primary treatment plant left in B.C. that is going into fresh water. Right now the plant is non compliant with federal and provincial regulations, but the regional Liquid Waste Management Plan planning process that started in 2008 questioned how to bring that plant up to regulation. The first phase of planning for liquid waste was identification of options and three were put on the table: Upgrading the existing plant where it is; build a brand new facility for somewhere in the Columbia Gardens area (at that time Fruitvale and Montrose were participating in the process); and a stand alone plant to serve the Rossland population, but still as a piece of the regional service. Option 3 (for Rossland) was dropped at the end of stage one when Fruitvale and Montrose were still involved in the planning. After a very formal process to review the service at the request of the City of Trail, in early 2013 both Montrose and Fruitvale decided not to participate in the process. Montrose has a functioning plant, and Fruitvale was given the permission by the Ministry of Environment to upgrade what it had. editor@rosslandnews.com

IN BRIEF Order of B.C. Nominations for the province’s highest recognition of excellence and lifetime achievement the Order of British Columbia for 2014 are now being accepted. Any person or group is welcome to nominate a deserving individual as candidate for appointment to the Order of B.C. Nomination forms are available from the Honours and Awards Secretariat office at orderofbc@gov. bc.ca (250 3871616), or submit online at www. orderofbc.gov. bc.ca/nominationsNominations must be received by March 7.

Smoke-free environments provide a breath of fresh air Staff Rossland News

Help is available for those Rosslanders who wish to quit smoking, or hope to achieve a smoke-free workplace. While smoking rates have steadily declined over the last decades, tobacco still kills more people every year than all illegal drugs, suicides, homicides and car accidents combined. Jan. 19-25 is National Non-Smoking Week and the importance of local action to address the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Canada is being undertaken by Interior Health. One of the most effective ways people can reduce the harm of cigarettes is to limit their use in public areas. Creating smokefree environments is a great way to improve health. Smoke-free outdoor spaces are very effective in helping children and youth grow up to be non-smokers. Smoke-free bylaws are not intended to punish those who are dependent on tobacco, but help smokers quit and protect people from second-hand smoke. Communities with smoke-free parks, playgrounds, beaches and trails tend to have lower smoking rates. In Woodstock, Ontario, 38 per cent of people said the outdoor smoke-free bylaw helped them quit, and 40 per cent said it helped them to stay a non-smoker. The bylaw did not negatively impact use of facilities, businesses, or attendance at community events. If you would like to know more about smoke-free living or want help strengthening your local smoke-free bylaws, the Interior Health Tobacco Reduction Team can be reached through www.interiorhealth.ca/AboutUs/ContactUs.

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The Black Jack cross country ski team performed brilliantly at the recent Olympic Trials and qualifications for the World Junior and U23 World championship held in Canmore last week. Going against Canada’s best skiers, Black Jack’s small contingent served notice that they will be a legitimate threat in the future. The team raced in two sprints and two distance races for the Olympic Trials, in which one sprint and two distance races counted for the U23 Worlds and World Juniors, coming just short of making the respective squads. Julien Locke led Black Jack racers by qualifying for both the 1.7-kilometre sprint finals on Wednesday and Saturday and finishing in fourth and sixth place respectively. “We did very well,” said Black Jack

ski coach David Wood. “I mean Julien he was four and six in the two sprint races, which is pretty darned good for a first-year senior. He was the best by far in his age.” The 20-year-old Locke just missed the podium in Wednesday’s sprint, edged out by Whitehorse skier Graham Nishikawa who took third, Canmore’s Jesse Cockney in second, and Bob Thompson of Ontario’s Team Hardwood in first. Cockney, however, would take first place in Saturday’s sprint and secure his spot on the Canadian Olympic cross-country ski team. On Sunday, Black Jack skier Colin Ferrie of Kimberley had a great finish in the 30-km skiathlon placing 10th overall and fourth among U23 skiers. Graeme Killick took first spot in the race and was later named to the Canadian Olympic Team on Tuesday. Former Black Jack racer Geoffrey Richards placed 12th overall, while David Palmer

was 20th and Locke 25th. Palmer had high hopes coming into the competition but illness hampered his performance, as the 20-year-old Rosslander skied to 20th in Thursday’s 15-km classic, with Richards 21st and Ferrie 22nd. The 15-km race was won by Paralympian multi-gold-medalist Brian McKeever. Palmer, Locke, and Ferrie are all firstyear seniors and had their hopes set on making the U23 World Championship team. In the junior category, Black Jack’s Daniel Merlo topped the podium with a first-place finish in the .8-km free sprint on Saturday and seventh in the junior boys 7.5-km classic on Sunday. Chiaki Yamamoto also podiumed taking bronze in the .8 km sprint, while Nicole Perrin placed 21st in the Junior Women’s 10-km classic and 18th in the 5-km classic.

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Final preparations are being made for the inaugural Boundary Dog Sled Classics (BDSC) sprint races this weekend at Jewel Lake. Race organizer and event veterinarian Ruth Sims said the trail looks good in spite of the warm temperatures and the infrastructure was all in place. “Sprint racers from all over the northwest will be bringing their two-, four- and sixdog teams to Jewel Lake to compete for the $10,000 in total prize money,” Sims said. She named Dina Lund from Conconully, Wash., and Linda Pierce who will be coming after competing last weekend in the Darby Dog Derby in Seeley Lake, Wash. She said in addition to several more from Washington, there are three confirmed entrants from Oregon, two from Didsbury, Alta., and local mush-

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er Al Magaw from Salmo. “The Rosebud Run sprint races are held at Didsbury in early December each year,” Sims added. “Three experienced mushers who ran it this year are coming to Jewel Lake to race with us: Colin Emerson, Rob Fradette and Cranbrook’s Brenda Birrell.” Sims said more mushers are confirming every day. There will be lots of competition as many mushers will be competing in more than one race category. “There are five race

categories,” she said, “three-dog, four-dog, six-dog, purebred four-dog and two-dog skijoring. Mushers will often compete in two or three race categories, running different dogs in each race.” Multiple starts for mushers are possible because of the 45-minute length of time allocated for each race category. The average actual racing time for a team will be 15-20 minutes in any single race, so there will be lots of action at the staging area around the start/ finish line.

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A remarkable start to the racing season for the U12,14, and U16 Red Mountain Racers in early January. Friday was the only day of Giant Slalom and the first race for U12 girls saw Sage Stefani take second, Hanna Schulze third, with Emilia Hofmann taking gold in the second race. In U12 boys, Kristoff Panke topped the podium with Heiko Ihns drawing up second. In U14 boys, Orion Humpherys took top spot, followed by Gavin Patterson in fourth and Mattias Hofmann sixth, while in the U14 girls, Kaysa Panke took third. Later in the weekend, Samantha Gaul broke through the ranks to take top stop in the first slalom on day two. In U16, a combined race, Soleil Patterson aced both runs to seal her victory overall in the GS.

The weekend continued in this way with Red Mountain Racers showing distinct consistency and perseverance as the race course saw in turns, heavy snow, rain, low visibility, and biting winds. Top 10 results were achieved also by Calix Webber, Yasmin Evans, Morgan Gash, Isaac Lunn, Logan Merringer and Sophia Rodyakin. Full results are available at BCAlpine. com for the Kootenay Zone Race at Fernie (10-12 January 2014).

Red Mountain hosted race Racing continued last weekend with Red hosting the first Nancy Greene Race of the season for the zone. Kids from four to 14 years old raced their way through a dual slalom much to the delight of parents and volunteers alike. Many racers were in the gates for the first time and it was a fun time had for all.

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A local palliative support organization is used to operating on a shoestring budget, but a few months ago a financial crunch had the 25-year service at risk of closing its doors forever. Over the holiday season, the Greater Trail Hospice Society appealed to the community for ongoing financial support because the group would run out of money by February. “We didn’t beat around the bush this time,” said Brenda Hooper, the society’s chair. “We told the community we were in a crisis situation and didn’t have adequate funds to continue providing services in 2014.” People listened, and after St. Andrew’s United Church Women in Rossland kicked off the crisis campaign with a $2,000 donation, a further $15,000 was raised by midJanuary. Those funds, combined with a $19,000 stipend the Society receives from

Interior Health Authority (IHA), will be used to maintain two part-time staff; continue community education and volunteer training; and to support almost 30 bedside volunteers. The next fundraiser the Society is planning is the annual Hospice Swimathon, scheduled from noon until 8 p.m., March 6 at the Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre. That day, two lanes will be designated for the swimmers, and outside those times, regular lap lanes are available to anyone who would like to participate. Hospice has been through many changes over the years, including when IHA cut a social worker position from the program in 2010. Now operating as a society, the group has risen from one 12-hour position to employing two people at 32 hours a week combined. To learn more about hospice, to get involved or donate, check out www. trailhospice.org Hospice can be reached at 364-6204 or at info@trailhospice.org

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In a departure from its usual practice Trail Area Health and Environment Committee (THEC) expanded its sample base beyond the usual focus area of East Trail, West Trail, Tadanac, and Rivervale and reached out to the surrounding neighbourhoods and communities of Oasis, Casino, Waneta, Warfield, and Annable as well. The results are in and they are promising. At a meeting last week THEC presented the results of the 2013 children’s blood lead testing clinic which indicated that the average blood lead level for children aged six to 36 months in Trail and Rivervale is 4.9 µg/dL (micrograms per decilitre) with 93 per cent of children testing below 10 µg/dL. These results are near the program’s 2015 goal of an average of 4 µg/dL and 95 per cent of children testing below 10 µg/dL. The results are encouraging given participation in the 2013 clinic was large enough to provide data to base the results on. This round between 70 and 75 per cent of the children in the target age groups and areas were involved in the testing. — Trail Times

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Ann Sutherns Born January, 1937 in Llandudno, Wales, passed January 10, 2014. We are sad to announce the passing of Ann Sutherns on the 10th of January at Cedarview Lodge in North Vancouver. Ann leaves behind 4 grandchildren Nicholas, Natalie, Emma and Holly, 2 sons Ian (Jennifer) and Christopher (Susan) as well as her stepmother Marjorie. She was an extremely active person throughout her life; skiing, hiking, walking her beloved dog Ariel and generally Ànding peace in Nature. She came back to the Anglican Church later in life and became an active member of several congregations, most recently St. Agnes where she enjoyed her time with the welcoming congregation. She remembered fondly her time and friends at St. Andrews in Trail. A lifelong learner, she graduated with an honours degree in Mathematics from Leeds University in 1959. She never stopped learning and enjoyed her various discussion groups. She decided to get a Masters in Divinity at the age of 59 and accomplished that, graduating from Regent College at UBC. She was born in Wales and to the end would recite phrases of Gaelic that she had picked up in primary school. After her mother passed, she lived in Nairobi, Kenya with her father for 7 years enjoying safaris and the exotic expat life. In 1962 she and her young family moved to Northern Quebec from England to begin her Canadian life. Two years later the family moved to BC stopping in the West Kootenay town of Rossland on the way where she spent over 30 years of her life enjoying the outdoors. Ann died of complications from Pneumonia while recovering from hip surgery. Our family would like to thank the staff at Cedarview Lodge for all the care they provided over the years and especially for the compassionate care in the last weeks of her life. A memorial service was held for Ann on Saturday January 18th at St. Agnes Anglican Church (530 East 12th St, North Vancouver). Mom, Granny, Ann, you will be missed! Yaki Dah! Love you! In lieu of Áowers the family ask that you consider a donation to your local SPCA.

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Junior Dragon’s Den roars Recreation, Education, Community Rossland Rec Department Rossland Recreation The Winter 2014 Brochure is available online, at www.rossland.ca, 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. Hip Hop and Jazz The Hip Hop classes start the fourth week of January, with classes for children from three years to teens. Classes will run in the Miners’ Union Hall on Tuesdays. These fun, high energy, choreography-based classes start with a fast paced warm-up and then dancers get down with the latest in contemporary hip-hop moves. The pace is fast and the energy is high. Drop in’s will only be permitted if the class achieves a minimum of eight registered participants. Public skating schedule, Jan. 20-26 Public skating this week is on Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. and on Sunday, Jan. 26 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 www.rossland.ca, then arena page.

Available ice at the Rossland Arena Lots of ice available this weekend if you’d like to put together a family reunion, a fun hockey game, a birthday party or a neighborhood block party on ice. Any reason is a good reason. Ice times available include; Saturday, Jan. 25 from 8-10 a.m., 12:30-2:30 p.m. and 2:45-7:15 p.m. On Sunday we have 8-10 a.m. and 10:15-12:15 p.m. Please give the Recreation Department a call to discuss costs and availability. We can be reached at 250-362-2327 or by email at recreation@rossland.ca. The Rossland Youth Action Network The Rossland Youth Action Network’s aim is to “increase activities for youth in the community and support opportunities and services for youth aged 12-18 years old.” This goal has been made possible by the Columbia Basin Trust, who support the Network with their Community Directed Youth Funds. Painting with Stephanie Gauvin The second in the local artist series, youth artists can come and learn painting techniques from artist Stephanie Gauvin. Space is limited so register now at Rossland Recreation 250-3622327. Times: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays at the Rossland Art Gallery, four sessions: February 5, 12,

19 and 26. Cost: $25 for all four sessions. Includes art supplies. International Development Symposium for Youth On Friday, Feb. 7 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson, there’s an all-day symposium (www.nelsonglobalawareness.net) for Youth in Grades 9-12. Youth will learn about critical global issues that have local implications like food security, poverty, vulnerable people, education and health. The all-day symposium is from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and costs $15, including lunch. The Rossland Youth Action Network is covering the cost of transporting Rossland Youth by van for the day. To register for the program, please contact George Chandler at 250-352-7600 or nelsonsymposium@gmail.com. To register for transportation for the day, please contact Mike Kent at yancoordinator@gmail.com. Junior Dragon’s Den Calling all students in Grades 8-12. Do you have a great business idea? Compete for cash and prizes to start your own summer business, expand an existing business or to go toward tuition for continuing your education. For more information and to register, check out; www.juniordragonsden.ca

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