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The Rossland Chamber of Commerce is looking to make its third move in four years. The chamber’s executive director, Julie MARIECLAUDE Parker, has asked the city for help in mak250-512-1153 ing the organization’s transition to the Rotary Health Building. The chamber is requesting 12 months of in-kind rent from the City of Rossland to 1st Trail Real Estate facilitate the move to the city-owned build1993 Columbia Ave. Rossland ing that includes the Rossland Food Bank and Rossland Search and Rescue, presentYour Horoscope For the Week with Michael O’Connor inside ing to council in their regular meeting on Horoscope theJan. West 27. Kootenay Advertiser • Please call me as your home might be a good match for my buyers !


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Call to spare Star Gulch made TIMOTHY SCHAFER


• See CHAMBER, Page 5

The city is misguided in its endeavor to launch a feasibility study on removing

Star Gulch as the city’s alternate reservoir, says the president of the Rossland Stewardship Society. Bill Mickelthwaite said not only is the city

wrong in looking at the possibility of making the former main water reservoir for the city a recreational lake, they are overlooking the ideal opportunity to

create a swimming hole that would better serve the community and tourism—one that is already developed.

• See STAR GULCH, Page 9

Black Jack sends three athletes to Games TIMOTHY SCHAFER Rossland News

The strength of the city’s cross country ski community will be on display at the upcoming B.C. Winter Games. Three Black Jack Ski Club

athletes will be heading to Mission for the Games this month to compete in cross country skiing—part of an eight-member Kootenay contingent. Remi Drolet, Michaela McLean and Bronwyn Moore will be competing.

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Arts and culture UPCOMING your rossland events Calendar

Showing juSt ‘the once’ Named for a unique Newfoundland phrase that means ‘imminently’, now is indeed the time for The Once. Set to appear Wednesday, Feb. 26 (8 p.m.) at the Miners’ Union Hall, the trio has kept their music uncomplicated, dependent on the power of their voices and acoustic instruments. Their debut album has built a gradual following, and their live show is unique in its combination of intimacy and power. They have won several East Coast Music and Canadian Folk Music awards, and the country is slowly waking up to just what an amazing band they are. Since they signed to Borealis Records in 2010, they have toured throughout the country and Europe. The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture brings The Once to Rossland. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Available at Out of the Cellar in Rossland. 3-D Pottery Snowman workshops The pottery courses with Sarah Zanussi are on Wednesday Feb. 19. Children will learn how to make three-dimensional snowmen by using pinch pot techniques. This is a fun, creative class for enthusiastic artists. This one-day workshop is for children ages four to six and seven to 12. Please contact the Recreation Department for specific workshop times. Beginner media class This is an excellent introduction to making movies or a chance to create one that you’ve been thinking about for a while. The focus will be mainly stop action animation and live action with green screen effects. Participants will have the opportunity to add sound and text to their creations. The class runs Mondays from 5:15-6:15 p.m. starting Monday, Feb. 17 until March 11. Folk dancing in the Miners’ Union Hall this week English country dance and some contra dance too. All dances are walked through and newcomers are easily accommodated. A partner is not required for this fun, easy, social dancing style. Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. $8 drop in. REDroc modern jive for beginners Check out the Tuesday beginner dance class at the Miners’ Union Hall. Discover modern jive, a creative, stylish and constantly evolving style of dance that doesn’t require tricky footwork or a partner. Loved by people of all ages, abilities and musical tastes. Every Tuesday night at the Miners’ Union Hall at 7 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students. The Rossland Youth Action Network • Parkour, the “Art of Movement” Mondays and Thursdays, 7 p.m. at the RSS Auditorium, that started Feb. 3. Involvement in Parkour requires consistent, disciplined training with an emphasis on functional strength, physical conditioning, balance, creativity, fluidity, control, precision, spatial awareness and looking beyond the traditional use of objects.

In partnership with the Rossland Council for Arts & Culture, there are lots of amazing film courses for youth coming up. • Introduction to Digital Film Making Saturday, Feb. 8 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Miners’ Union Hall This workshop is for youth with intermediate skills, but advanced filmmakers are encouraged to come. It will cover al lthe bases, including pre-production, production and post-production. • Ski/snowboard film and the importance of storyline Saturday, March 15 7:30-9 p.m. at the Miners’ Union Hall Join internationally renowned ski photographer Mark Shapiro for an evening of watching new ski/snowboard films shot by film wizard Guido Perrini, followed by a discussion of the merits of a solid story and some great camera work. • Film Special Effects Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Miners’ Union Hall Get your film in tip top shape for entry into the U10 Film Festival. Give it the edge it needs by learning special effects.

New page makes a splash in Rossland TimoThy Schafer Rossland News

A new city website is preparing to make a splash. Council has accepted membership onto a new splash page design that brings together several of the city’s major organizations. Proposed by Tourism Rossland, Deanne Steven, executive director of Tourism Rossland, presented the new design to council on Jan. 27 in

Beer goggled The city’s first craft beer festival will also feature a downhill race and a concert. The Brewers Cup Race goes down Sunday, March 2. And after the beer sampling and mingling festivities during the day come to an end on March 1, the Skullcandy Music Series presents The Thermals at Rafters Lounge, an indie rock band (on the Sub Pop label) from Portland, OR starting at 10 p.m. The Beer Goggles Craft Beer Festival at Red Mountain Resort goes Saturday, March 1. There will be more than 50 different beers for the tasting event. Pricing is only $24 per person which gives you a four-ounce taster beer mug and three, four-ounce sampler tokens. Check out http://www.

order to obtain permission to include the city on the page. Steven had iterated to council the importance of using the page design—complete with a new city logo approved by council late last year—to keep it streamlined with current branding. The current version, which is hosted on and, is the entry page to the city and its major organizations.

Joe Hill Coffee House celebrates Pete Seeger On Sunday, Feb. 16, performers at Rossland’s Joe Hill Coffee House will be celebrating the songs of the late, great Pete Seeger. Be prepared to sing. Our performers on Sunday are: • The Kidz: Five fine voices, singing songs that Pete wrote and made famous. It’s a double set, to give the audience lots of opportunities to sing along. • Kootenay Dance Works: “Bright Lights” ~ Elyse Vickers; “Rock, Paper, Scissors” ~ Emilia Hofmann, Brynn Streadwick, Brooklyn Donovan; “Ave Maria” ~ Bethany Johnson • Stevie B – Channeling Pete • Vic Buehler: Big voice and a big guitar, like the “Old Man” • Justus Prevails - Keith Park and Ray Scott, making sweet, rhythmic sounds • Kootenay Jack – The working man and his country guitar, closing the show like a pro Joe Hill Coffee House, Rossland’s monthly community venue for talent throughout the Kootenays, happens in the Miners’ Union Hall, 1765 Columbia Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is a mere $3; kids and students free.

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The combination of savvy shoppers and dedicated volunteers pays off. The Rossland Health Care Auxiliary donated Thrift Store proceeds of $17,942 to purchase new equipment at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Departments receiving funding include emergency, intensive care unit, medical, operating room and daycare. Lisa Pasin, director KBRH Health Foundation, accepts the funds from Joan Hanson, newly appointed president of the Rossland Health Care Auxiliary.

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It includes links to the City of Rossland website, the Rossland Chamber of Commerce site, Tourism Rossland and The splash page pictures scroll every five seconds, and the pictures will be changed (which can be easily done) periodically. “It provides a fresh look and feel,” Steven said. Tourism Rossland required council’s approval to load it onto their site.



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Closure in the backcountry IN BRIEF TimoThy Schafer Rossland News

Rosslanders heading into the backcountry to snowmobile now have to contend with closure to one of the region’s prime terrains. In an effort to help protect mountain caribou habitat and support British Columbia’s Mountain Caribou Recovery Implementation Plan, the province has closed the South Selkirk mountains east of Salmo, the South Purcells of Kootenay Lake north and north, as well as Cranbrook and Creston backcountry areas. Natural resource officers and conservation officers are patrolling the backcountry this winter to enforce snowmobiling regulations and the area closures. The closures are intended to help boost mountain caribou populations in the area. Snowmobile activity can affect the animals’ behaviour, prompting them to move into less suitable habitat where the food supply is not as plentiful or where their activity in steep terrain could create avalanche hazards. “Under the Mountain Caribou Recovery Implementation Plan, scientists recommended over one million hectares across the mountain caribou range be closed to motorized winter recreation to facilitate recovery of caribou populations,” read a provincial release on the closure. Since 2009, government has closed

areas to snowmobile use across the mountain caribou range in order to support population recovery. If mountain caribou are forced out of an area unnecessarily, the caribous’ energy reserves can be depleted during this critical time of the year. Failure to comply with the regulations or co-operate with officers could result in fines or equipment seizures. Continued non-compliance could result in increased closures in the area. Province-wide, closures are in effect in a total of 60 areas frequented by the mountain caribou, an endangered species in British Columbia. Snowmobilers should also be aware that it is illegal to damage young trees in reforested areas or operate a snowmobile on plowed forest service roads. Areas of particular concern this winter include: Silvercup Ridge, Mt. Grace, Standard Peak, Sale Mountain, Frisby Ridge, Catamount Glacier, North Star Glacier and the Upper Spillimacheen River area. To view an interactive map showing areas where snowmobiling activities are currently restricted to support mountain caribou recovery (or to download the information for viewing on a GPS device or in Google Earth), visit: http://

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School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) Notice to Parents:

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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION for the 2014-2015 school year will be held during the week of February 17-21, 2014 Parents of children who turn 5 years old between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014, should register their children in their catchment area school for Kindergarten September 2014 during the week of February 17 to 21, 2014, during regular school hours. Parents should bring their child’s birth certificate and care card with them when registering. Kindergarten is a full day, every day program. A parent may defer the enrolment of his or her child until September 1, 2015. Parents are welcome to consult with district staff if they are considering deferring registration for one year. Please contact Bill Ford, Assistant Superintendent Instruction, at 250-368-2230, at the School Board Office to discuss this option if it applies to you. Should you require additional information, please contact the Principal of your catchment area school. Should you wish to enroll your child in a non-catchment area school, please register with your catchment area school and complete a Student Transfer Request form which is available at all schools. Russian Kindergarten Registration Parents wishing to enroll their child in Kindergarten in the Russian Bilingual Language Program are asked to register their child at the Castlegar Primary campus of Twin Rivers Elementary School. For more information on the Russian Bilingual Language Program, please contact Kere MacGregor, Vice-Principal of Twin Rivers Elementary School (Castlegar Primary campus), at 250-365-5744.

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The Spirit of Red Society—those same people who raised the statue of Olaus Jeldness—has donated $500 to the Carol Enns Foundation, to help Carol’s road to recovery. The money was raised through a number of social events organized by the Spirit of Red.

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it comes to renovating a home, homeowners expect to spend money. No home renovation or home improvement project is free, but some are less costly than others.The addition of a half-bathroom is a popular project among homeowners, and it won’t necessarily break the bank. If converting existing floor space into a half-bathroom, such a renovation can cost as little as a few thousand dollars, making the addition of a powder room one of the few home improvement projects where the value added to the home exceeds the cost of the renovation. Before deciding to add a half-bathroom, it helps to consider some of the pros and cons of the project. Pros * Convenience: A half-bathroom is often added on the home’s main floor or in the basement or attic. This makes

it more convenient for guests to use the restroom during a dinner party or when coming over to watch the big game in a basement home-theater area. * Problem-free: Half-bathrooms are smaller because they don’t have a shower or bathtub. That means common bathroom problems like mold and mildew are not as big a concern as they are for full bathrooms. * More choices: Because mold and mildew aren’t likely to present a problem in a half-bathroom, homeowners have more options at their disposal when choosing floors and countertops. Cons * Space: As their name implies, half-bathrooms are much smaller than full bathrooms. As a result, they tend to feel cramped. * Value: Though an inexpensive half-bathroom addition might recoup its value and then some at resale, the

project won’t add as much resale value to a home as a full bathroom addition might. * Loss of storage: If storage around the house is sparse, homeowners might be better off keeping the area designated for the half-bathroom as a storage closet instead of a bathroom. Once the pros and cons have been weighed, homeowners who want to go forward with the project should then check with their local municipality to ensure the codes and requirements won’t restrict their project. Size or window restrictions might curtail the project or limit what homeowners can do, which might change their minds on the project altogether. The addition of a half-bathroom often makes practical and financial sense. But before making any addition, homeowners must weight the pros and cons to make the best decision possible.


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Thursday, February 13, 2014 Rossland News Kootenay group publisher: Chuck Bennett Acting publisher: Karen Bennett Editor: Timothy Schafer

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A tip of the toque


here is no doubt Rosslanders pride themselves on their prowess on the snowy slopes. With abundant access to groomed slopes, manicured cross country skiing trails, and endless backcountry bliss, there is ample opportunity for locals to hone the craft of their sport—and plenty of people to help them gain an edge. It is a given people of the Golden City are adept on the snow, and can stand amongst some of the best in the country. But it is still an accomplishment worth mentioning when nine young athletes and two coaches are named to the regional team to represent the Kootenays at the B.C. Winter Games. Not only does it show the development of the sports of alpine and cross country skiing in the city are still strong, but it gives a nod to the dedication of the parents, coaches and athletes that continue to filter through the Red Mountain Racers and Black Jack Ski Club programs. A tip of the toque to a job well done. Good luck in the Games.

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From the annals of history



he steamer Rossland: length, 183 feet; beam, 29 feet; tonnage, 884 SS Rossland was launched at Nakusp, Nov. 18, 1897 and without furniture, fittings or window panes, was pressed immediately into freight service so that Lytton could be withdrawn for major repairs. Rossland became even more valuable when the fine new SS Nakusp, launched in 1895, was burned to the waterline at Arrowhead on Dec. 24, 1897. This left Rossland and Kootenay (launched in April 1897) to handle all of the then heavy traffic. Rossland was fitted up for passengerexpress service in March 1898. Her powerful engines could drive her at speeds above 22 miles per hour and she was capable of negotiating all the rapids between Northport, Wash. and Arrowhead at any stage of the water

level without resorting to “lining up.” The CPR built bigger and costlier sternwheelers than Rossland but none of the later rivals ever improved on her speed. In June 1898, Rossland and Kootenay commenced the daily service between Arrowhead and Robson which was to continue for 17 years. SS Minto was launched at Nakusp on Nov. 19, 1898 and replaced Rossland on the Arrowhead-Robson run during the winter months thereafter. In 1909, Rossland was withdrawn from service for construction of a new hull and her passenger accommodation was increased by the addition of 12 staterooms on the Texas deck. The following year, 1910, another two staterooms were added to the same deck. The old hull served as a wharf at Captain Forslund’s ranch near Needles. SS Bonnington entered service in July 1911 and thereafter displaced Kootenay in summer service with Rossland. Bonnington proved no match for Rossland as to speed but had much more accommodation for passengers. Kootenay and Minto maintained the winter service for the next eight years. Rossland developed boiler trouble late in 1916 and was withdrawn for

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repairs. Before these were accomplished, Rossland was allowed to become overburdened with snow and ice while lying at the shipyard at Nakusp and foundered there in December 1916. The loss of Rossland broke the heart of every interior steamboat man. Her speed was legendary and she was loved by all Arrow Lakes residents, save those who swore her heavy wash was responsible for eroding half their orchards into the lake. SS Rossland was raised in the spring of 1917, dismantled and disposed of. Her hull was purchased by Hall Brothers of Hall’s Landing (north of Arrowhead) and used as a wharf. *Excerpts from Sternwheelers, Sandbars and Switchbacks by E. L. Affleck

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Electric fencing will soon have some new conditions imposed after city staff drafts and council adopts a proposed zoning bylaw amendment. Council passed a motion directing city staff to prepare the amendment, after one Rosslander brought concerns to their attention about unregulated use. At a meeting on Jan. 13 council heard a presentation from Jeff Ginalias (whose neighbour has erected an electric fence on the property boundary) outlining some concerns with electric fences in residential areas and requested council consider some policies or provisions regulating electric fences. Prohibiting electric fences in residential zones or in all zones ran contrary to the city’s current support of local agriculture and the city’s support of Wildsafe BC’s recommended approaches to wildlife conflict prevention. Electric fences are permitted throughout the city with no other regulations. Council had asked staff for a report on the issue.

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craig lindsay Regional district directors are considering granting themselves a raise. At the Jan. 30 Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) board meeting in Grand Forks, a motion to approve an increase to the director’s monthly stipend by $200 per month, plus $200 per month for a technology allowance (which would combine the present $75 cell phone allowance and $175 technology allowance) and establish a car allowance of $50 per month. The amount would represent a 36 per cent increase. The presentation on the raise was done by Trail director Robert Cacchioni to the policy, executive and personnel (PEP) committee, said Grace McGregor, RDKB board chair. “It showed the widening gap between what municipal directors get paid and what electoral area directors get paid,” she said. Electoral area directors represent rural areas A, B, C, D and E in the Kootenay-Boundary, while the remaining directors, the municipal directors, represent larger areas such as towns and cities. McGregor said the motion was deferred to allow PEP to look at the issue more in depth with the information Cacchioni provided. McGregor said the different directors play different roles with the RDKB board providing the only local government for the electoral areas. “We make different decisions. That is our main government whereas municipal directors, their government is their council. So they sit at that table because they share some services as a regional district.”


Administratively, the office suits the chamber, but it doesn’t suit the members and offer the services it once did—which members are still requesting. Currently, the chamber is housed a small, second floor office in the Bank of Montreal Building, and has no board room, nor office working space for its membership. The proposed location would include full chamber services, developing it as a community business centre and a welcoming centre, with a meeting room. It is expected that city staff will be bringing a recommendation to council on the request this month, with council to make a decision thereafter on the matter.


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In her presentation, Parker stressed to council the chamber needed to find new office space in order to realize the vision of making the organization a stronger, more viable part of the business community. Many different locations were considered for their potential location, but the space had to be contingent on where they were going as an organization what role they wanted to play in the community and what services they wanted to offer members. “We are up on the second floor, we are far away and we aren’t accessible,” she said. “We don’t have the information and the racking we used to have.”


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Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Electoral Area ‘B’ Director Linda Worley and RDKB Staff invite all Area ’B’ residents, taxpayers and interested parties to a Town Hall Meeting to learn about Regional Districts in general, the services the RDKB provides and the proposed 2014 Budget and 2014-2018 Five Year Financial Plan. RDKB Staff will provide information regarding how Regional Districts operate, the governing legislation, the overall Regional services and specific Area ‘B’ services that are provided and how much taxpayers pay.

An update on the revised Area ‘B’ Zoning Bylaw and information regarding other Regional District projects will also be provided. Come out and share your comments and your views on the 2014 Budget and on what types of local government services you wish to have in your Electoral Area ‘B’ community.

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increased occupancy levels for local accommodators at a time when occupancy levels are usually near zero. In addition to the athletes, visitors included coaches, wax technicians, support staff, family members, technical delegates and Cross Country Canada staff. Approximately 150 volunteers dedicated their time and effort to successfully pull off this event. Of note, of the 13 cross-country skiers that Canada has sent to Sochi, five competed here at the NorAm, and a further five have competed in previous NorAms at Black Jack, including medal hopeful and 2011 World Champion Alex Harvey. A number of the current US Olympians have also competed here in Rossland, including medal hopeful and 2013 World Champion Jessie Diggins.


bonanza Cross country skiing in Rossland enjoying increased membership, booming kid’s programs and tonnes of great snow at season mid point

Other events at Black Jack The club has hosted the Golden City Grind trail run, XC Skiing Community Coaching workshop, Snow Show and Ski Swap, Decorate a Tree Week, Bring a Friend to Ski for Free/Black Jack orientation day, Ski with Santa, New Year’s Eve bonfire, Mountain FM Tour de Soup, Super Hero Day and the 30th annual Black Jack Loppet (coming up on Feb. 22).

WANNES LUPPENS for the Rossland News

The Black Jack Ski Club has been having a great year so far and is looking forward to another 70 days of fantastic skiing. We have been grooming consistently since Nov 3, and if all goes well, expect to groom into late April or early May. That means cross-country skiing for exactly half the year. We have 701 members this year, our second highest ever, and it’s now our fifth year in a row with more than 600 members. In fact, our three biggest membership years on record have all come in the last four years. Members are generally from within a two-hour radius of the club, including Nelson, Grand Forks, Creston, Kaslo, Winlaw and Spokane. Approximately one third of our members are less than 35, another one third are over 50, and the rest are in between. Of note, we have 52 members that are 70 years and older. Now that’s a lifetime sport.

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(this year from Revelstoke, Nelson, Kimberley and Japan.).

Day passes We also have thousands of day-pass visitors per year from far and wide, many trying cross-country skiing for the first time this year. It is now our second year offering ski rentals at the trailhead, allowing newcomers to give this fantastic sport a try. We rent 80 participants this year, and is supported both skate ski gear and classic ski gear. by dozens of volunteer coaches and helpers. Skier development The Junior Racers (a.k.a. Black Jack The kids Skier Development Program, Race Team) have a number of out-of-town including the Bunnies, Rabbits, Track athletes that are living and training in Attack, and Junior Racers, has more than Rossland on a full-time year-round basis



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Haywood NorAm The Haywood NorAm and Buff Sprints, World U23 Junior Championship Trials and the Kootenay Cup were a huge success this past December. Over 250 athletes from all over North America were in attendance, including Olympic athletes, Olympic hopefuls, national champions and the best under-23 and junior athletes on the continent. Athletes came from Alberta, B.C., Ontario, Quebec, Yukon, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Vermont and Washington. This early-season event substantially

Trail maintenace This past summer we were able to undertake extensive maintenance and improvements of our trails, including reopening an old favorite, Ophir Trail. The trail work allowed us to start earlier for our membership and visitors, as well as continue to host high level events. A big thank you to the following organizations for supporting the trail improvements and the Haywood NorAm: Columbia Basin Trust, RDKB Area B, Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust, CBT Community Initiatives Program, and HostingBC, the Province of BC and viaSport. NorAm major local sponsors included Teck Trail Operations, Kootenay Savings Community Foundation and Red Mountain. NorAm local sponsors: Nelson and District Credit Union, Gerick Cycle and Sports, and Big Red Cats. This past January marked the 31st year of Black Jack as a club. From the early days of dragging a mattress behind a snowmobile for grooming, amazing volunteers and community support have gotten us to where we are today. Thank you for supporting the club and a lifetime sport. Happy trails.

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Left: Sianna Tomich (middle) in first place in the silver interpretive event. Middle: Brian Chan (right) takes the bronze medal for Elements 1. Right: Jade Gaudet and Ella Knight before the pre-introductory interpretive event.

Rosslanders pull off top marks in Fruitvale The Rossland Figure Skating Club had a great weekend of competition from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at the Kootenay Regional Competition in Fruitvale. The weekend started off with the following skaters passing high tests: • Desiree Cassidy: Keats Foxtrot and Introductory Interpretive • Ella Knight - Introductory Interpretive Results from the competition are as follows:


Continued from Page 1 Drolet has been undefeated this season and represents an excellent chance to medal at the Games, he said. “Even with the lack of snow Nordic skiing has been excellent this year. The kids are all having good races. In particular, Remi Drolet has won just about every race he has been in this season,” added Black Jack club member Ann Quarterman. McLean has also had great success this season, Bushell explained, earning medals in several provincial competitions.

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• Elle Ballendine: silver evaluation in Star 1; Maya Maturo - silver evaluation in Star 1. • Morgan Corkill: bronze evaluation in Star 2; Loren Corkill: bronze evaluation in Star 2; Tatyanna Fontaine: silver evaluation in Star 2; Brian Chan: silver evaluation in Star 2. • Payton Reed: silver evaluation in Star 3. • Desiree Cassidy: third place in Star 4, 13 and over; Ella Knight: fourth place in Star 4, 13 and over. • Sianna Tomich: second place in juvenile competitive, under 14. • Jade Gaudet: second place

And Moore has been training hard and competing and is looking forward to personal bests at the Games. All the team members must be born in the year 1999 or 2000. All the skiers had to earn their spot at the Games in a trial race held in late December at the Black Jack venue, said Bushell. Although the host city for this year’s Games is Mission (beginning Feb. 20), cross country skiers will be competing at the Whistler Olympic venue in the Callaghan Valley. The races at the Games will consist of an individual classic distance race, free

in pre-introductory interpretive; Desiree Cassidy: fourth place in pre-introductory interpretive; Ella Knight: fifth place in pre-introductory interpretive. • Payton Reed: sixth place in bronze interpretive. • Sianna Tomich: first place in silver interpretive. • Desiree Cassidy: second place in Elements 1. • Brian Chan: third place in Elements 1. • Sianna Tomich: first place in gold solo dance.

The skaters are all coached by Sabrina Hinson.

technique sprints and a relay. “All the Black Jack skiers have had a busy season training and racing throughout the province,” said




Next up for the skaters: nine skaters will be travelling to Revelstoke Feb. 21-22 for low and high tests. Skaters are also busy preparing for the Super Series Final Competition to be held in Kelowna in early March in addition to the Year End Ice Show, set to a movie theme this year. The ice show is on Wednesday, March 12, and the public is welcome to come and watch.

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Language classes start soon Recreation, Education, Community Rossland Rec Department Spring brochure The REC Department will start working on the Spring Brochure and if you’re interested in submitting a program or course, the deadline for the Spring Brochure is March 1. The brochure will hopefully be available to the public online, by the third week of March. Typically the Spring Brochure covers the months of April, May and June with many Rossland Pool details included. Spring break will run March 17-28. If you are interested in running a spring break camp let us know as soon as possible so we can work out details and start advertising right away. We are always happy to add information regarding community groups and resources in the Community Events and Info pages. Public skating schedule, Feb. 10-16 Public skating this week is on Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 16 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. Available ice at the Rossland Arena Lots of ice available this weekend if you’d like to put together a family

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He resurrected the notion of the Bear Creek area being developed as a swimming hole, and sparing a vital part of the city’s potable drinking water. City council has directed staff to seek grant funding opportunities to partially pay for a feasibility study (CBT Community Initiative Grant) on Star Gulch—in addition to the $8,000 they have budgeted in 2014. Mickelthwaite—a former 2.8” x 4”

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city councilor in the late 1970s and into the 1980s, and a career engineer—said council needed to discuss the feasibility of cutting a portion of its water supply out of the picture before they commissioned a feasibility study. “You’ve got to be smoking something to deliberately prejudice your water supply,” he said. “Beaches in water supplies are not a good idea. “Why would we want to spend money out of the taxpayers’ pocket to enable something that will destroy the lifestyle 10 years down the road?”

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PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture (RCAC) requires a qualified and dynamic Administrator and Program Coordinator to assist in the delivery and administration of RCAC programs and projects. This is a flexible part-time position of approximately 8-16 hrs per week to be delivered on a contract basis. The successful candidate should be familiar with the arts and culture in our area, have experience with nonprofit organizations, and be willing to work some evenings and weekends. This contract position has flexible hours and is perfect for a self-motivated individual, who can work efficiently from a home office. For more information please visit our website: If interested, please send your rĂŠsumĂŠ and cover letter to: or mail to Rossland Council for Arts and Culture, Box 405, Rossland, BC, V0G 1Y0. Deadline for receiving applications is Monday, February 16, 5:00pm A11

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Do you know of a minor hockey team who deserves to attend the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic, Sunday, March 2 in Vancouver? Anyone can enter on behalf of their favourite BC minor hockey team.

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Encourage everyone to enter and increase your odds of winning in the random draw. Include a photo if you want – perhaps from your own hockey days, or a team photo or show us how excited your team would be to win 25 tickets to the Heritage Classic. Players, coaches, friends and family can enter on behalf of a BC minor hockey team. 

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Poplar Grove winemaker Stefan Arnason will bring four of the winery’s award-winning wines to the Rossland Rotary Club’s 25th annual Wine Festival on Saturday, Feb. 22 including 2011 Reserve Chardonnay and 2009 Merlot. The 2009 merlot has full aromas of raspberry, blueberry and cocoa. Ripe smooth tannins and balanced acidity underscore flavours of dark cherries, cigars and Okanagan sage. Aged for 18 months in French oak and 18 months in the cellar prior to release makes this merlot ready to enjoy. The 2011 Reserve Chardonnay was fermented in 100 per cent new French oak barrels for six months. Barrel rolling was used to incorporate the lees into the flavour profile to bring the nutty characteristics forward. The result is a rich, fruit forward, well-balanced wine

with lovely hints of nuttiness. After tasting wines from Poplar Groves and other regional wineries, this special Rossland Rotary evening continues with dancing to DJ Mike Cole with a “Polyester Disco Nights” theme at the Miner’s Union Hall, all in honor of celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Rossland Rotary Wine Festival. Louis Dionne, Rossland Rotary member and chair of the event committee, was very enthusiastic about this year’s change in the annual event with the addition of the dance. “We listened to attendees from past years who said they wanted something to do after the tasting event, and we wanted something special for the 25th anniversary of the wine event, so our always creative and enthusiastic member Jon Marion came up with the idea of the disco dance,” said Dionne. “What’s not to like about a disco dance?” Event proceeds fund Rossland Rotary projects which

include: • 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, Italy; • send local students to the Rotary Youth Leadership Program and the Adventures in Citizenship Program in Ottawa; • scholarships to Rossland High School graduates; and • support the Interact Club of Rossland, for their local and international projects. Tickets are available now for the wine festival and dance at $70 per person, or purchase tickets now for the wine festival only $60 per person. Tickets are available at Powderhound in Rossland or from any Rossland Rotary Club member. Contact Louis Dionne for more info at or 250-362-3303.

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February 13, 2014 edition of the Rossland News

Rossland News, February 13, 2014  

February 13, 2014 edition of the Rossland News