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Museum expert Donald Luxton laid out the possibilities for the recently renamed Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre 2085 Monita Street early in 2014 in a final report. Spring is here !! Now the museum project’s Thinking about advisory committee is looking to selling ? the public to help identify next MARIE- steps and priorities in a public sesCLAUDE sion entitled “The Next Steps” on 250-512-1153 Wednesday, April 16 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the museum. “The session will give everyone a chance to see the finalized Luxton 1st Trail Real Estate report, break down possible next 1993 Columbia Ave. Rossland steps and fundraising needs, share Yourfundraising Horoscope For thebest Week practices from withother Michael O’Connor inside communities, let people Horoscope theknow West Kootenay the Advertiser level of commitment For the Week from major players, and take stock


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of community resources,” said Wayne Wilson, a museum consultant who assisted Luxton with the report, who will be on hand to emcee the event. The session will feature a presentation by Wilson at 6 p.m. with opportunities to discuss next steps and generate ideas afterwards. Free refreshments will be made available through Friends of the Museum. “We have received great input through two open houses, a survey and other consultations. Now that we’ve got the most promising concepts that will renew and reinvigorate the Museum, we will focus our energies on determining doable next steps,” added Libby Martin, chair of the museum board. Throughout the Fall of 2013,

Vancouver-based museum consultant and architect Luxton and his team explored and identified options for the Rossland Museum that included a new atrium, a renewed entrance gallery, a costeffective replacement to the closed adit, and several other significant improvements. Luxton estimated that the museum overhaul, while costing $3 million in its entirety, could be broken down into smaller components that could be tackled as grant and other opportunities arise. The Museum Gateway Project Committee includes representatives from the City of Rossland, the Rossland Museum and Archive Association, Tourism Rossland, Teck Metals Ltd. and other organizations.


BUDGET NUMBERS • Museum building: $2,085,000 for 10,700 sq. ft. = $195 psf • Shed building: $490,000 for 1,920 sq. ft. = $255 psf • Artificial rock, allow $200,000 • Exhibit design and fabrication, allow $225,000 • Entry gallery $240,000 (includes $100,000 demo, disposal and hoarding costs) • Mining experience $630,000 (includes $50,000 demo/disposal costs and part of cost of metal roof across entire back of building) Artificial rocks $200,000, includes design of tunnel and mine entrance. • Atrium $420,000 (Atrium and mining experience could be built concurrently) • Industrial building shed $490,000 • Screen/sign/site work/exterior walls/ windows $375,000 • Interior renovations $420,000 (includes $80,000 structural and $200,000 mechanical/electrical)


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UPCOMING your rossland events Calendar

Community easter hunt

The Rossland Museum is hosting the First Annual Community Easter Hunt on Sunday April 20 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. This is a BYOB-(Bring Your Own Basket) event. The Hunt will be outside (weather permitting!) on the lower Museum grounds. In the event of rain, the event will move inside. The Easter Hunt is by donation.

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. Daffodil sales Rossland Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society’s annual daffodil sales takes place April 3-4 at Ferraro Foods, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

In partnership with the Rossland Council for Arts & Culture, there are lots of amazing film courses for youth coming up. • 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. Mountain Bike Academy Program Seven Summits Centre for Learning is working on a Mountain Bike Academy program for local youth. The program will start in April and run until June. Program details include; trail building, bike maintenance, instruction and coaching and a trip or two out of town to check out the trails and Bike Parks in B.C. More information will be available soon. Spring break art classes The Rec Department is running art classes throughout spring break, from 3-5 p.m. at the Arena Lounge. Instructor Shelley Painter will have lots of amazing programs–each day is a different focus. For more information, you can view the complete schedule of activities, on the city’s website, at, City Hall, main page. Lacrosse Development Program for youth Learn the fundamentals of Canada’s oldest sport and get fit doing it. Your child will be learning in a controlled environment from a certified coach and long time player. Players will need a helmet with face cage (a hockey or lacrosse helmet is preferred), padded gloves (hockey style or lacrosse designated), a lacrosse stick (some will be provided and they are available at Canadian Tire). Although this will be a skills training and conditioning program, lacrosse is a physically demanding sport. The program begins in April and runs on Wednesdays, from 6-8 p.m. in the Rossland Arena. Spring break horse camps Harding Heights Ranch is holding Spring Break Camps for kids. On March 20 or 21, the Ranch is holding camps for kids ages five to nine years, and on March 27 or 28 for children ages 1o and up. The camps are 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and cost $110 for the day. Please contact Harding Heights Ranch to register at 250-3640333 or 250-368-1611. Rossland Museum Winter and Spring Hours The Rossland Museum Winter hours are from WednesdaySaturday from 12:00-6:00 until March 29th. The museum reopens May 17 and will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. WednesdaySunday (the museum is open by appointment between times). Earth Hour –March 29 Earth Hour takes place Saturday, March 29 from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Turn out your lights and take a moment of darkness. For more information go to

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IN BRIEF Business alliance battles recycling fees An alliance of business groups opposed to the new Multi Material BC recycling system are demanding the province halt the planned May 19 launch and go back to the drawing board. MMBC, an industry stewardship group, is poised to take responsibility for curbside blue box collection – with more containers and material types collected than before – while charging businesses for the recycling of the packaging and paper they generate. But it’s been in a bitter fight with small business groups that complain they are set to pay punishingly high fees, which will then be passed on to consumers. The battle took a new turn Monday, when the Canadian Federation of Independent Business and eight other associations launched a campaign in B.C. newspapers and online at to amplify the pressure on Victoria. CFIB provincial affairs director Mike Klassen predicted job losses and some business closures as a result of the MMBC regulations and fees. Canadian Newspaper Association chairman Peter Kvarnstrom, who is publisher of a paper in Sechelt, warned the the new system will be “catastrophic” to B.C. community and daily newspapers, resulting in job losses in an already challenged industry and reduced service to communities. The opposition groups say they support the aim of the program – to make generators of packaging pay to recycle it – but they dispute the fees and say multinational consumer goods firms like Unilever and Walmart control MMBC and are manipulating it to their benefit, not that of local businesses. Most of the fees for container waste are double or even quadruple what businesses in Ontario pay to a similar agency. Newspapers say they face a $14-million-a-year bite out of their operations because of the 20 cents per kilogram they will pay on newsprint.

Girls Softball - starts April 16 This is a great opportunity for Rossland girls to learn how to play softball, with retired Thurnderpitch Coaches, Brian Pipes and Richard Rhodes. Instruction will be delivered in a positive, structured environment designed to provide girls with the opportunity to become better ball players. The program starts on Wednesday, April 16 with two sessions for different ages – girls 12-15 years from 3:30-5 pm and girls 8-11 years from 5-6 pm.

NDP takes aim at Multi-Material BC recycling ‘failure’ The NDP is accusing the provincial government of handing over control of B.C.’s blue box recycling system to Toronto-based multinational executives who will be unaccountable while B.C. businesses and households pay higher costs. Opposition small business critic Lana Popham raised the issue of Multi Material BC in the Legislature Monday, calling on the province to change course before the agency’s new system for recycling packaging and printed paper takes effect May 19. “If government doesn’t take a step back, B.C.’s recycling system is going to end up in a giant dumpster,” Popham said. “The control of recycling should never have been outsourced to the large corporate interests based in Ontario and abroad. This is a profound failure. This program needs to be paused and the entire concept reconsidered.” Popham’s comments follow the launch earlier this month of a campaign against MMBC by a coalition of business groups, including the newspaper industry, who say they can’t afford to pay high fees imposed under the new system. “The Liberal government loves to claim they’re getting rid of red


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Lacrosse development program Learn the fundamentals of Canada’s oldest sport and get fit doing it. Your child will be learning in a controlled environment from a certified coach and longtime player. Players will need a helmet with face cage (a hockey or lacrosse helmet is preferred), padded gloves (hockey style or lacrosse designated), a lacrosse stick (some will be provided and they are available at Canadian Tire). Although this will be a skills training and conditioning program, lacrosse is a physically demanding sport. The program begins in April and runs on Wednesdays, from 6-8 p.m. in the Rossland Arena.

tape,” she said in an interview Monday. “So it’s quite ironic because MMBC is a Godzilla-sized red tape monster.” Although MMBC is registered as a society, Popham called it a “dummy corporation” because two of its three directors are Torontobased senior executives with Loblaws and Unilever, while the third is MMBC managing director Allan Langdon. The Saanich South NDP MLA said the province should force MMBC to give B.C. stakeholders majority control. Popham said the MMBC system will be “dangerously close to monopoly” resulting in less competititon and innovation in recycling. She also said municipalities have been pressured into signing contracts with inadequate compensation for their costs, the threat of penalties for contamination and a gag clause. MMBC’s new recycling fees on businesses will be passed along to consumers through higher prices, Popham said, calling it a “hidden tax” that won’t be transparent to consumers. Meanwhile, she says cities are unlikely to rebate property taxes


that households already pay for recycling. “The slogan for MMBC should probably be ‘Recycle once, but pay twice.’” In some cities where MMBC won’t provide services, such as Kamloops, residents will pay for nothing, Popham added. MMBC says it will take new types of containers and packaging not collected in B.C. before. But Popham noted glass will no longer be collected curbside in many cities and there’s little evidence the system will improve recycling rates overall. She said a smarter approach would have been to extend the beverage can deposit-refund system to more containers, such as milk cartons and laundry detergent jugs. Liberal MLA Eric Foster (Vernon Monashee) responded in the Legislature, saying the province made changes to exempt most businesses from MMBC fees and paperwork if they earn less than $1 million in revenue, generate less than one tonne per year of packaging, or operate as a single outlet. “We’ve got all kinds of validation on this — chambers of commerce, local government, opportunities for local government.”


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Busy year for French School Area students are currently enjoying spring break and most likely appreciate the time off but, after renovating and moving into their new premises in the former MacLean Elementary, the staff of Rossland’s école des Sept-Sommets are probably appreciating the down time as much as the kids. “It’s been really good, a bit hectic midschool year but things are going well,” said Marie-Josée Beaulieu, Directice (French for principal) of the francophone school. “For us moving into a larger school has made a real difference. When we were in the annex one of the classrooms was in a hallway but now it’s looking good. The paint is done, everything is fixed, it’s like a new school for us.” The new, larger, facility has even allowed for growth that would have been impossible in their former space across the street in the former MacLean School Annex building. “We’ve got a real gym, large classes, we’re looking at expanding now that we have space,” said Beaulieu. “Our enrolment is up a little bit from the 45 students we had last year. We’re hoping at some point to maybe offer Grade 7 and Grade 8 classes, electives, organized sports.” The history that the elementary school building has in the community is not lost

on its new tenants. “Our school has been in the community for some time now and everything has been very positive, the community has welcomed us,” Pierre Claveau, the director of public relations for the francophone school district, said from Vancouver. “We know we are on sacred ground in this new school and we appreciate the opportunity. My duty is to make sure it is a community school, we believe we need to be part of the collective. In September it will be a brand new year and we want to welcome the community to our school.” Even with enrolment up almost 20 per cent over last year the student body isn’t enough to completely fill the new space and the school is hoping to lease some of the unused space in the building, which would help to offset the costs. The looming threat of a province wide teacher’s strike has the staff at the école as uneasy as it does the rest of the schools in the area. “Our teachers are members of the B.C. Teacher’s Federation (BCTF),” Beaulieu said. “People think it’s a private school but we’re part of the B.C. public school system. A strike would affect us like it would affect any school.” With the new facility Beaulieu is hoping to keep the school growing.

Medical marijuana users win reprieve

Medical marijuana users have won a last-minute court reprieve that allows them to keep growing their own pot at home instead of destroying it and turning to new federally licenced commercial suppliers. Federal Court Judge Michael Manson granted a temporary injunction Friday for those with a personal production licence to continue to grow


medical marijuana, pending the outcome of a constitutional challenge still to be heard. Health Canada’s new regulation outlawing personal growing had been slated to take effect April 1, but the decision throws a wrench into the Conservative government’s pot reform plans. The federal government cited widespread problems

with the current system of permitted medical marijuana users growing pot at home or having other designated growers do it for them. The injunction doesn’t stop the launch of new commercial pot producers, but it throws into doubt how large their market will be if many users don’t have to immediately switch to them for their supply.

Open burn caution The Southeast Fire Centre is asking the public to exercise caution while conducting any outdoor burning activities this spring. As the snow melts, dried grass from last summer gets uncovered and that material can be highly flammable. Almost all wildfires at this time of the year are caused by people and are therefore preventable. Homeowners and industry personnel are encouraged to consult the B.C. FireSmart manual, visit the Wildfire Management Branch website:—and take the following precautions: • Ensure that enough people, water and tools are on hand to control the fire and prevent it from escaping. • Do not burn during windy conditions. Weather conditions can change quickly and the wind may carry embers to other combustible material and start new fires. • Create a fireguard at least one metre around the planned fire site by clearing away twigs, grass, leaves and other combustible material. • If you are planning a large burn, consider conducting smaller burns around the perimeter beforehand to create a fuel break and help stop the fire from spreading beyond its intended size. Each of these fires should be kept small and must be completely extinguished before starting a new fire. • Never leave a fire unattended.


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he 2014 Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) conference was held in Vancouver last week. You could have attended if you had had $8,500 lying around. Or maybe not. The people at TED have the right to refuse attendance to anyone they don’t believe is an appropriate attendee. Bill Gates is always welcome, of course and has spoken at the conference many times. Bill and his wife Melinda have chosen as one of the goals for their vast philanthropic Bill and Melinda Gates Fund the improvement of public education in the United States. It is a worthy goal, though in Vancouver Bill admitted that they have not always spent their millions of dollars wisely in the pursuit of better education. After funding a wide vari-

ety of projects that tested different models of schools, classroom organization, technological advances, motivational techniques, and after devising a vast array of questionnaires, diagnostic tools, testing instruments, and evaluation techniques, Gates concluded in an interview with TED conference curator Chris Anderson, “But the thing we learned, and what turned out to be the fundamental key, is a great teacher in front of the classroom. “If you don’t have an effective teacher in front of the classroom, I don’t care how big or small that school is, you are not going to change the trajectory of whether that student will be ready for college.” What a revelation! He needn’t have wasted millions of dollars finding that out; he could have asked educators or listened to the stories of a majority of people about favourite teachers and the positive impression they left on them during their school years. It is easy to find out who the best teachers are; you

poll the teachers in every school asking who the best teacher is. The teachers themselves know. They can tell because they notice that year after year, the most enthusiastic, best performing students emerge from that teacher’s classroom and go on to the next grade level. Gates’ problem in his approach to improving education is that he is a data guy. In the past, he always looks to data and statistics to give him direction and prove his theories. He has alternately looked at statistics and argued that the best performing students are those that have access to technology, or come from small schools, or get 1.5 hours of exercise or eat three meals a day, etc., etc. Therefore he finances programs that provide that which his data reveals are important. The really important components for quality education are those things that are not quantifiable: cultural emphasis on and support of educa-

tion, parental reinforcement of that emphasis, student motivation and teacher quality. Good teachers are able to instil in students a positive image of themselves as learners as well as a sense that learning is important and valuable, all the while presenting them with a significant and powerful curriculum, adapting it to suit a variety of learning styles and abilities. The Ministry of Education needs to recognize what Bill Gates spent millions learning and begin to publicly value teachers, rather than constantly sparring with them and ignoring their insight into what is important in the classroom. The current Liberal, free enterprise government should have no problem listening to the world’s number one capitalist when he says that attracting and holding onto the best and most enthusiastic teachers should be public education’s first priority. Jim Holtz is a Boundarybased writer.

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News Affordable housing on horizon Some of region’s low income renters will soon have the chance to live in affordable suites. The Lower Columbia Community Development Team’s attainable housing committee is now preparing to purchase up to 10 units in Trail, Fruitvale and probably Rossland after securing nearly $1 million last year. Although it’s been a rather slow process, attainable housing committee chair Jan Morton said the group has finally been given the green light to proceed with the acquisition phase. “We’ve had a broad sense of who we are going to be targeting but once you get down to it it, really, nine or 10 units is going to be a drop in the bucket in terms of need so we better have our criteria pretty tight,” she said. The group is currently developing eligibility policies while they work to secure a real estate team to guide them through the purchasing process. “We intend to be staged about it as well because we don’t want to be suddenly inflating the market so our intent is to be careful while we do it but also have the guidance of experts supporting us,” she added. The units they wish to develop will likely be one-bedroom (at approximately $450 per month) or at the very most twobedroom suites in existing strata-title units or in downtown buildings that feature apartments upstairs. Morton said someone who fits the “homelessness category” pays at least $500-$700 a month, which works out to 60-70 per cent of all income spent on rent. The group would like to lower this dramatically to 30 per cent, providing ease to lowincome individuals. “There is no doubt that the people who will be fortunate enough to get into this housing will have safe housing that is more affordable than the market out there,” she said. After an extensive needs assessment and a closer look at specific households and housing needs, the committee’s push turned into action when its second application was accepted by the Affordable Rental Housing initiative, a partnership between the Columbia Basin Trust and BC Housing.

IN BRIEF Joines’ effort honoured Royal Canadian Mint congratulates Canada’s Paralympic Team with Lucky Loonies being sent to communities as thanks for supporting their medal-winning Paralympic athletes—including one to Rossland for Kimberley Joines’ bronze medal performance. A 2014 Lucky Loonie will be displayed in a special commemorative frame this week to highlight the commitment to the athletes. This special keepsake will also serve as a reminder of the world-class performances delivered during the Paralympic Winter Games. Joines won bronze in the women’s para-alpine sit skiing. At the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games the Canadian Paralympic Team earned an exceptional 16 medals: seven gold, two silver and seven bronze. “Canadians were riveted by the remarkable and inspirational performances of our Paralympic athletes during a thrilling nine days of competition,” said Ian E. Bennett, president and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint.



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Fifty-six participants took part in the Slopes for Hope Red 2014 event at Red Mountain Resort and collectively raised $10,673 for the Canadian Cancer Society on the weekend. The event more then doubled its goal of $5,000. “We are humbled by the united effort of everyone coming together and making a real difference in the fight for

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life,” read a press release from the society. Top fundraisers include David Fricke who raised $1,047 and Steven Plaa who raised $650. And the top team “Powertrippers 1” raised $1,750 for the Canadian Cancer Society. Josh Burwash was the most vertical adult, skiing 49,677 vertical feet—21 runs on Motherlode. Andrew Cordingley

was a close second, skiing 45,030 vertical feet while Steve Plaa took third place, skiing 41,458 vertical feet. Our most vertical youth was Kevin Carmichael, a 14-year-old who skied an astounding 33,353 vertical feet—14 runs on Motherlode. There was tie for second, sisters Audry and Alesha Hall who skied 30,814 vertical feet.

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Misty-eyed memories of my first truck

By Ian Harwood

I can remember buying my first truck in 1986 like it was yesterday. It had to be a specific make and model: I was looking for. A Toyota 4x4 pick-up, black in color and it had to be in good shape. I wanted it to be bone stock with as little mileage as possible. I found one in the paper that was on the lot at a dealership in Surrey. Quickly I called them to inquire and they said they had a couple of people with deals written up, but it didn’t look like they were going to go through, so if I wanted it I had better get down there right away (Naive at that age to fall for and old trick like this). I had to get a ride from a friend and I remember it was snowing so it was slow getting there. When I arrived it was running and they were anxious for me to drive it. I took it around the block and parked it in a vacant lot, hopped out and started to inspect it. I immediately noticed rust and some body damage. Clearing the snow off inside the truck box, I could see more damage. It looked like someone had dropped a bowling ball into it from about a high ledge. I could smell antifreeze and noticed some oil leaks. I headed back to the dealership disappointed. The salesman was there to greet me. He asked if I had any concerns and I started to point out the

show. Giving up my truck for a month was tough and I had to make a few sacrifices to get around. My first car show was a hit. I came in second place and I was determined the following year I would be back with something they have never seen before. I poured most of my paychecks into my truck and took it off the road for two months to prepare for its transformation. I called up the owner of Interco Tire and asked about some Supper Swamper tires. He said he had a set of 44x18.5x15 tires in his office obvious. He quickly dismissed that nobody has seen before. them as cosmetic and said do At that time the largest they you want to write a deal on it made were 42”. I told him to because he has people in the send them to me I would figshowroom wanting to buy it. I ure out what I had to do to fit told him I was not interested. them under the truck. When On the ride home, I thought they came in they looked big. how quickly I had to grow up So big I was getting worried. and look at everything as if The custom leaf springs came someone was going to take back from the spring shop and advantage of me, sad real- I knew my calculations were ity. The next day correct. With all I picked up the the multiple latest copy of shocks in place, Truck Trader and chassis freshly spotted the exact painted, motor make and model I work done, a lowwas looking for. I er gears installed bought the 1983 It was worth every it was ready for edition for $9,000 the tires. I cleared from a family that penny of the $12,000 away the debris only used it once I put into it.. pile that accumua week to drive Ian Harwood lated around my to Abbotsford truck. Placed the and back to Cofloor jack under the rear axle quitlam for supplies. and started to jack it up. With It was perfect; funny how the rear tires on and clearGod puts things in your path ing the fenders it was time and everything works out in to move to the front. When I the end. A week later I started started to lift the front I noto work on it. I acquired some ticed how high the hood was used 33 inch tires and installed getting, at that point I knew I a 4” lift kit. I drove that truck had built a monster. every night after work to show With all the tires in place I it off. slowly drove it out of the shop. I washed it so many times The sun gleaming down on the I thought the paint was going freshly polished paint and the to come off. A year had past smell of paint burning off the and I purchased many more exhaust system still sticks in items for the truck. A major my mind. Outside it looked like car show was coming up soon a beast; people were slowing and I decided I would put it in down to take a look. The show the back of the shop and work was a week later and I came on it so I could enter it into the home with first place. Mission


accomplished. It was worth every penny of the $12,000 I put into it. Then I sold it for $15,500 in 1990 so that I could afford to get married . . . need I say any more? Tell me your truck story and please send pictures.

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Confessions of a Curber It’s only been a month, but I can see myself selling cars for a long, long time. I feel like a new man. One evening, I was in line at the superstore. An elderly gentleman saw my shopping cart. I had a new digital tire gauge that I was going to give to my next buyer. Turns out he was looking for a used car as he’d recently given his car to his grandson. He just needed something basic. “This is your lucky day!” I told him. The old fellow was around my father-in-law’s age – close to 80. He walked with a cane and had two ear pieces. I was practically shouting to him. What an easy sale. I decided to give him a ride and show him the car. He went on to tell me about his young granddaughter, too. At any rate, we got to the car – it was a base model with an automatic transmission. “It’s perfect for you, sir!” I exclaimed. He got in and sat at the wheel. His face lit up right away. I could tell that he’d been a car enthusiast in his younger days. “Where’d you get this car, son?” he asked me. “It’s my dad’s old car – he passed away and I

“Somewhere along the line, the rebuilt status was dropped.”

just can’t keep it anymore,” I lied. In reality, I imported the car from Washington. It came with documents that mentioned New York State. The title was clean, so I assumed it was in good condition. I priced the vehicle quite high – well over its value. But he didn’t know, and he didn’t ask any more questions. I told him I had another buyer interested (another lie), and that he had to make a decision right away. With no hesitation, he got a bank draft and I gave him the keys. Like I promised, I threw in the new tire gauge. Marty gave me a wink and slowly drove off. Another foolish customer, I thought. No history report to keep me on my toes. And worse, he needs to get it inspected, registered and insured within 30 days - I didn’t bother. I just got my buddy in Bellingham to help me get it across. That evening, I took out the papers I’d received with the car. I decided to go over them more thoroughly. I guess I was a bit bored. Turns out, the vehicle had been registered in four U.S. states. Somewhere along the line, the rebuild* status was dropped. Probably intentionally. The inspection and ICBC will catch that. And who knows if the odometer is right? At least it’s no longer mine. *Rebuild – A vehicle written off as a total loss by an insurance company, then rebuilt and certified for use. This term does not describe a vehicle that has a new or repaired motor, transmission or other major part. Rebuilds offer savings when repaired well, but a buyer has a right to know it was rebuilt. But this buyer didn’t and Walt walked away with the cash.

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Selkirk receives multimillion dollar boost

Selkirk College has kicked off the next exciting chapter in post-secondary education in the West Kootenay-Boundary by securing a $1 million donation from Columbia Basin Trust for facility and equipment upgrades to the trades-based Silver King Campus. With the generous infusion of funds, Selkirk College is now poised to move ahead with an ambitious project that will provide $32 million in upgrades and enhancements to its Silver King Campus and Castlegar Campus. The end result will be modern facilities that provide the most beneficial learning environments for students. “The opportunities for employment in the skilled trades and in advanced technical careers in the coming decade are tremendous,” says Selkirk College President Angus Graeme. Nelson’s Silver King Campus opened in 1964 as the British Columbia Vocational School, the first such institute in the province. It became part of Selkirk College in 1975 and today houses the majority of trades training programs offered by the college. As the campus enters its 50th year, the facility is in desperate need of revitalization. The launch of the capital improvement campaign is the first step in bringing new life and improved training options to students choosing a career pathway in trades. The proposed improvements for the Silver King Campus include a major renovation and equipment upgrade to the shop areas, work on the classroom block, and the addition of student common learning spaces. Featuring live music, dance, performances and cuisine from the diverse The project involves bringing the facility up to current cultures represented in the Kootenay region. Be a part of this exciting standards including use of energy efficient heating and lighting, improving the design of the shop classroom spaces, and cultural event! incorporating spaces for current and future programming. The capital campaign also includes a major redevelopment of the learning spaces, classrooms and equipment at Ecouraging the appreciation & recognition of community diversity through Selkirk College’s campus in Castlegar. artistic expression entertainment & cuisine. It will include a minor expansion of the main campus, improved student service areas and modern classrooms EXHIBITOR BOOTHS required by today’s educators. Exhibitors are encouraged to provide an “experience” for festival attendees through Getting the fundraising phase of the project off the ground demonstration and presentation. If you are selling a product, a high quality of EXHIBITOR BOOTHS with help from craftsmanship is an expected andforyour product must be crafted, grown or produced locally.the Columbia Basin Trust is a positive sign Exhibitors are encouraged to provide “experience” festival attendees through that the region is moving forward in addressing the future demonstration and presentation. selling a product, a high of craftsmanship Any exhibitorsIf you withareimported products willquality be asked to remove them immediately. Please needs of the province. is expected and your product must be crafted, grown or produced locally. Any exhibitors with


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FINANCIAL PLAN PUBLIC CONSULTATION Public Process on the 2014-2018 Financial Plan and Budget Wednesday, April 2, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

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A public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 2, 2014 starting at 7:00 p.m. at Rossland City Hall, 1899 Columbia Avenue to attend a presentation on the City·s proposed budget and  year Ànancial plan. This will be a public meeting regarding the budget and Ànancial plan and attendees will have an opportunity to receive the presentation, ask questions and comment regarding the proposed plan. Please come out and help Council draft a Financial Plan for your City. A Copy of the Plan is available on


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Thursday, March 27, 2014 Rossland News


The BC Government is now off-loading our recycling decisions to Toronto.

Under its new regulations, the BC Government has set up an association led by big corporations to take over the local Blue Box recycling program throughout BC. If you look closely, you’ll see that of seven board members, six are executives of Toronto-based multi-national corporations, with the seventh weighing in from Montreal. How do you like that, British Columbia? This means, unlike the current program run locally by BC municipalities, this new program will be managed not by people whose first responsibility is our local environment, but rather, their Bay St. profits. That can’t be a good thing for BC. The most perplexing thing is that we currently have a Blue Box program that works, is efficient, and costs BC homeowners just

$35 a year on average. The new proposed system does not guarantee to keep our local environment as its first priority, nor does it guarantee that there won’t be job losses here in BC. It doesn’t guarantee service levels, or say anything about how big business will pass along the costs to you when you go to pick up a pizza or buy groceries. Yikes! Perhaps this is why several of BC’s municipalities refuse to sign onto the new program, calling it a “scam.” Given that, maybe it’s time you called Premier Clark to keep BC’s environmental decisions right here in BC where they belong.

What’s going on here?

Email Christy Clark at or call 250-387-1715. For more info, visit #RethinkItBC. This Message is brought to you by:

Rossland News, March 27, 2014  

March 27, 2014 edition of the Rossland News

Rossland News, March 27, 2014  

March 27, 2014 edition of the Rossland News