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Thursday, May 29, 2014 Rossland News

Community Calendar / News UPCOMING

BOOK CLUB AT THE LIBRARY May 28, 2014 6:30 to 8:00 pm @ the Rossland Public Library This month’s book is “An Inconvenient Indian” by Sherman Alexie. Pick up a copy at the library and join us for a lively discussion. ROSSLAND NON-PROFIT COLLABORATION EVENT Thursday, May 28, 6:00 - 10 pm @ the Rossland Miners Hall Rossland’s first non-profit collaboration event. An opportunity to share ideas, learn and meet other like minded individuals. Contact Deanne at for more information. ENGLISH CONTRA & COUNTRY DANCE Thursday, May 29, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. @ the Rossland Minors’ Hall $8 drop in fee. Sponsored by Rossland Recreation, with assistance from Rossland Council for Arts and Culture. ROSSLAND’S 10th ANNUAL TRAILS DAY Saturday, May 31 9:00 am - 2:00 pm The Rossland trails system includes 32 trails - for a total of 170km. All volunteers are rewarded with a potluck and beverages, plus schwag.Please email Patrick Kinghorn at to register. ROSSLAND’S 10TH ANNUAL TRAILS DAY Saturday, May 31, 2014 9:00 - 2:00 p.m. The Rossland trails system includes 32 trails for a total of 170 km. The continued success and expansion of the trail network depends on the support of members and volunteers. All volunteers are rewarded with a potluck and beverages plus SCHWAG! Please email Patrick Kinghorn at to register. ROLLER DERBY IN TRAIL May 31, 5:00 p.m. @ Cominco Arena in Trail Come watch the Rossland Trail Roller Girls take on the Valley Brutality follwed by Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers batteling against the Nelson Killjoys. First bout starts at 5 p.m. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door and kids 12 and under are $2. Tickets available online at: ANNUAL FAMILY DAY May 31, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm @ the Rossland Historical Museum Activities include - BBQ, gold panning demonstrations, blacksmith demos, spinning demos, craft table, fish pond, geo caching and more!


ROSSLAND YOUTH MAKER LABS Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. May 14 – June 25 @ The Seven Summits Centre for Learning For youth who want to create 3D models and print them on the Makerbot Replicator 2. These are free drop in sessions for Youth, 12+. Learn from your peers and adult mentors and create, create, create! To stay current about Youth Action Network programs and events, check out their new website, at ULTIMATE FRISBEE Saturdays May 24 to Oct 18, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. @ Jubilee Field (RSS school) in Rossland Tuesdays 5 p.m. @ Trail Middle School fields Ultimate is a team frisbee game. Beginners welcome! Pick up games are FREE! OPEN MIC NIGHT Tuesdays 9:00 to 11:00 pm. Join us every Tuesday and strut your stuff up on stage! With a new host every two weeks its gearing up to be a season of fantastic new talent and great music. Sign up sheet located in the foyer of The Flying Steamshovel TEEN NIGHT Tuesdays 6-8 pm @ the Rossland Public Library BABY STORYTIME Fridays 10 am - 11 am @ the Rossland Public Library Stories and songs for 0-3 year olds with their grown-ups. Finishes June 27. JIVE FOR BEGINNERS Tuesdays 7 pm @ the Miners’ 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’ Hall at 7 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students. CHURCH of DIRT Monday nights startsing May 12 5:30 pm Come out and get dirty, meet great folks young and old, and add to our fantastic trail system. No experience needed - just a passion for our local trails. Contact Scott at for more information. rossland seniors Monday 1:30 pm Seniors Art Club meets, contact Edith at 250-362-4477. Monday 7:00 pm Rossland Quilters Guild meets, contact Dayanne at 250-362-7727. Wednesday 7:00 pm Rossland Old Time Fiddlers play. Visitors should contact Richie or Audrey at 250-3629465. Thursday 9:30 - 11 am Seniors stretching exercises and morning tea & snacks SENIORS SING-A-LONG TO THE OLD SONGS Wednesdays until June 18 1:30 to 3:00 pm Tea and/or coffee will be provided along with a snack. Contact Les Anderson at 250-362-5532


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Live roller derby hits Trail Arena Saturday Valerie Rossie Trail Times

B.C.’s No. 1 sports town is about to get a taste of the fastest growing sport in the world when roller derby hits the Trail Arena Saturday. “Miss Trial” will be the first West Kootenay Roller Derby league double header to grace Trail, an exciting opportunity quite possibly secured after the Rossland Trail Roller Girls (RTRG) successfully hosted its first independent bout against Cranbrook’s Mountain Town Maulers last year. The fan base in Trail is still growing, according to RTRG assistant captain Christin Davis (aka Roll N Loki), and the next bout should bring in some first-time spectators who’ve never made the trek to other league venues. “It’s infectious,” Davis said, “once you get the derby bug you get sucked in.” Davis is speaking from experience. She’s been circling the track for the past four years through team growth and development and is now one of the veteran players on RTRG, an amalgamated team made up of Rossland’s former Gnarlie’s Angels and Trail’s former Bad News Betties. The team made its mark last season with some nail biting wins and losses and has reinvented itself this season with new skaters full of fire in the belly. It’s remarkable how far the not-so “fresh meat” have come in a short time. The action starts at 5 p.m. when RTRG face off against Valley Brutality, a temporary combined team made up of the league’s Slocan Valley Vendettas and Salmo’s Babes of Brutality. Despite the distance between the two communities (Salmo and the Slocan Valley), Valley Brutality is gelling nicely to-

gether and turning heads while they’re at it. “Skating with another team is awesome,” admits Shelly Grice Gold, a Salmo skater known as Hoar Frost. “We have such a great connection and everyone is so full of support and admiration for the other side we merged with.” Grice Gold is responsible for bringing roller derby to the area back in 2009 when a small group of Salmo girls suited up and attempted to play the full-contact sport after learning what they could from yotube videos. The league has made some serious strides since then and the second game of the night at 7 p.m. should prove to be the case. Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers look to be rising from their notorious third-place status and giving league champs, the Nelson Killjoys, a serious roll for the prestigious golden boot - bestowed onto the league team that takes the season. The action starts at 5 p.m. (doors open at 4 p.m.) Saturday at the Trail Arena, where the night will also boast an entertaining half-time show, beer garden, 50/50 and prizes. The fun will carry on at the after party held at RTRG’s club house, the Arlington Bar and Grill, where Gary Morissette will be performing live. RTRG will be on site at Ferraro Foods in Trail Friday between 3-6 p.m. Come by to purchase a ticket, pick up some new team merchandise or win one of 10 tickets by challenging your favourite derby girl to a plank off or arm wrestle. Get your tickets in advance for $10 at Cedar Avenue Salon & Esthetiques or the Arlington Bar and Grill in Trail, the Flying Steamshovel General Store in Rossland or buy online at www.kootenayrollerderby. com . Tickets cost $15 at the door and $2 for kids 12 and under.

First Annual Redstone Summer Classic Rossland’s Chamber of Commerce is holding it’s first annual golf tournament at Redstone Resort on Friday July 11. As a part of the recent strategic planning session held in early 2014, The Rossland Chamber has come up with new and exciting fundraising and networking events for it’s membership this year.


The co-ed event will include 18 holes of golf, prizes, games, fabulous Redstone dinner, entertainment, hole-in-one prize and the Rossland Chamber Business Awards. Cost is $79.00 per person and registration will run until June 11 at the Rossland Chamber of Commerce. Everyone is welcom.


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Chief Gerry Woodhouse Retires from Fire Department afterJuly 33 years 16, 2011 Chief Gerry Woodhouse (“Woody”) has retired from the fire service after 33 years, the last 20 as Fire Chief of Company #1 in Rossland. Woody recently shared some of his memories of the fire service, and what it was like when he started. “It was overwhelming, the same time I started as Chief, I also started a new business.” He continues, “I remember my first structure fire on Cook Avenue and I went in with Fire Fighter Vince Profili. Unfortunately, the building was a total loss”. The first structure fire Woody attended as Chief was in a newer house in Upper Rossland. It started as a chimney fire and escalated into a full-on structure fire. “The house was lost. It’s really hard, as a lot of times you blank them out,” Woody remembers. The school fire in the gym at RSS happened when Woody

was still a fire fighter. “A 12” solid iron beam was twisted by the heat like a pretzel. That fire was started by a gym mat put against a light bulb,” he remembers. Woody misses the community involvement and the volunteering, but he is very proud of the fundraising efforts which were huge morale builders. It helped get the department out into the community and raise the department’s profile. Woody remembers many of the mentors he had, Oli Dorati, Butch, Bob Flegel; the list goes on. He also found working with the Fire Commissioner’s office to be particularly interesting work, determining what actually happened. Woody is proud of the number of fire fighters he worked with who ended up taking this job as a career. “It was used as a stepping stone. It’s the best place to start,” he said.

Regional Chief Terry Martin was also interviewed for this story. “Gerry and I were friends throughout high school and he was my best man when I got married. My dad was the fire chief back then and as I grew up I knew I wanted to be a firefighter and so did Gerry.” Martin stated. In the mid to late 70’s and early 80’s; there happened to be quite a few very large fires including The White Wolfe Hotel, Allan Hotel, Rossland Miner, Maclean School, Masonic Hall and the Anglican Church. All these drove them both to want to be part of the fire service. Martin goes on to say, “The other thing people need to know about Gerry is his involvement with the Christmas Hampers. Again, we (the fire service) have helped in the organization and delivery of the hampers since 1981. Gerry was a truly dedicated member of

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Lights, camera, action, Junior Dragons get ready for a really big show! Modelled after CBC’s “The Dragons’ Den”, where qualifying entrepreneurs pitch their business idea to a group of potential investors, Junior Dragons’ Den, the West Kootenay wide business contest for youth entrepreneurs goes live Friday June 6 at the Charles Bailey Theatre. The doors open at

630 p.m. at Trail’s landmark entertainment venue, admission is free and 7 finalists will compete for over $9000 in cash prizes as they pitch their business idea to a panel of judges in front of a live studio audience. Spearheaded by Community Futures, students in Grades 8-12 from throughout

the West KootenayBoundary region were invited to submit a business concept paper and a brief 1.5-2 minute video elevator pitch, explaining their business idea. Submissions were then evaluated based upon: finances, marketability, the product or service and the overall plan presented.


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Negotiations can leave deep scars

No one should be surprised that everyone doesn’t get all they want, all the time. Outright dictatorships notwithstanding, getting along in society is all about compromise. That being clear, it is still the task of the bargainer to get all they can whether at a weekend garage sale or an automotive dealership. Contract talks between employers and unions have a lot of built-in tension as so much is at stake. Thousands of workers, millions of dollars may be involved as multi-year deals are hammered out over the bargaining table, ideally, anyway. Some negotiations may reach an impasse and never come to fruition. Some groups may even dissolve or disband as a result of unproductive bargaining. There have been multiple contracts negotiated between teachers and the B.C. government over the past decades. As in many other cases the intensity is cranked up as each side appeals for public support. Children and their parents or guardians are the unwilling role players each time a contract comes up for renewal, and as always, each side assures us these citizens are a major component in their bargaining efforts. An unfortunate and unavoidable sidebar in the scenario is what may linger long after the settlement has been reached... something not easily undone. It’s the resentment over things said and done in the heat of the moment that can taint performance and productivity on both sides of the labour-management chasm. A negotiated settlement between teachers and their employers, would obviously be in everyone’s best interest, and the sooner the better. A legislated end to the impasse, as in past instances, would simply keep hard feelings hot, ready to boil over at a later date.


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Putting Children and Families First – Public Forum June 10, 2014 What do children need to get the best start in life? How can communities make a positive difference? On Tuesday, June 10, the public is invited to learn the latest research on this topic as well as how young children in the Lower Columbia region are doing compared to provincial and national trends. This interesting discussion will be presented from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Best Western Columbia River Hotel (Waneta Room) in Trail by Joanne Schroeder, a children’s healthy development expert from the Human Early Learning Partnership at UBC. The evening will also include updates from local groups on projects and actions being taken to make the Lower Columbia region the most family-friendly place in Canada. There will be time for questions and for audience members to share their

ideas about what more we could do in the Lower Columbia to make a positive difference for our children and families. The event is co-sponsored by the Family Action Network, the Early Years Office, Teck Trail Operations and the Trail Area Health & Environment Program. The public is also invited to an Action Planning Session the following day, Wednesday, June 11 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the same room at the Best Western. The aim of this session is to talk over the information and ideas from Tuesday’s public forum and identify practical, important projects and actions that could be worked on locally to improve the lives of children and families. Joanne Schroeder is Deputy Director of the Human Early Learning

Partnership (HELP) an interdisciplinary research institute at UBC that focuses on helping children and families thrive. Joanne has a passion for community development, presenting HELP’s research on children’s development in a common sense way that’s practical and relevant for communities. Joanne is joined by HELP colleague, Brenda Poon, Assistant Professor of Population and Public Health at UBC, who is currently studying community-based supports for promoting healthy childhood development as a strategy to prevent chronic disease later in life and lay the foundation for life-long health and well-being. For more information call Ruth Beck, Manager, Trail Area Health and Environment Program at (250) 354-1352.

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Rossland City Council Briefs Giving way to the wetness

the soccer field surround the project. The construction of a wetland at this site could potentially improve the drainage in other areas, creating more functionality of the land. During this past weekend’s workshop, several neighbours came outside to inquire about the group of people walking around north Jubilee. After asking questions and talking they sounded excited about the project, explained Cameron, “because they have watched the wildlife, heard the frogs [and] seen the birds.” The feasibility study for this project will include public education and other concerns once wetland experts have accessed the site. “In a perfect world [the wetland] could be actually constructed in the Spring of 2015,“ said Roussin. At this point the community gardeners are looking for support from both City Council and Rosslanders alike so that the feasibility study can get underway.

Desire for a feasibility study of the Wetland Restoration Project at the north end of Jubilee Park was delegated to council on Monday night. Both Eva Cameron and Rachael Roussin from community garden are interested in this site because after many years they have seen the water management issue in this area. “The ground is saturated for many months of the year, the reason being there is a really high water table in this area,” said Roussin. But water management is not the only sore spot with this land, explained the community gardeners. The site is also home and natural habitat to the Killdeer bird and other animals. However, because the site is saturated for so many months of the year the mowers cannot get on until the end of July, making Jubilee Park less pleasing to the eye. The project would be an example of a shallow wetland with plants and ponds. Keeping this site dry has always been a challenge. “So we’re proposing to give way to the wetness,” said Roussin. Experts at a wetland workshop this past weekend walked around north Jubilee Park. Roussin said, “they were very confident that this area would be inexpensive to construct because there is already ground water in place.” The development of this wetland would consist of a section of the Jubilee Park. It was suggested that dry areas such as pathways and

Gold Fever Follies

City Council was left with a tough decision at their meeting this past Monday when the Gold Fever Follies topic arose. The motion asked for an increase in the seasonal rental charge of $350 for 2015 and $500 the following year. During the public input period Lisa Henderson, a member of the Follies executive since 1990, expressed concern about the seasonal charge. “We’re trying really hard to be able to go into each sum-

mer without having to worry ementary School. about whether we’ll make Pinkdog, from Nelson that first month of payment, have been selected as the said Henderson to council graphic designers for this during public input. project. The group sells coffee at “Digital literacy shows us the Joe Hill Coffee house society has an appetite for and puts on an annual bottle knowledge and that’s where drive to help pay the bills. we feel the library has an op“We’re only four active portunity to revitalize and be ends June 2, 2014 members that put this to- relevant in this kind of enviExtensa A/S gether. We don’t just work ronment,” said Nelson. All Season Passenger Tire for Cars and Minivans for the two months that the Library visits over the last The Extensa A/S all-season passenger tire show’s on. It’s a twelve month two years have grown by 46% provides improved handling for a wide range of cars and minivans. With an extended time commitment for us,” per cent and program attentread life, precise all-season handling and a said Henderson. dance is up 115 per cent. The comfortable ride, the Extensa A/S tire means In the end the motion was board is hoping to include a extra confidence when you need it most. carried, hoping that the Fol- larger kids area, comfortable lies can rise to the occasion. furniture, new signage and They are a small but symbolic more electrical outlets. Locally owned and operated by Woody’s Auto Ltd. group that continues to give “We have real opportunity 1995 Columbia Ave 1507 Columbia Ave, back to the Rossland com- to go from where we are right Trail Castlegar munity. now, to really meet the needs 250-364-1208 250-365-2955 Anyone with any extra of the community,” said Nelfundraising ideas should son. contact the Gold FeverKootenay Fol- Savings Plexiglass is used more Credit Union, TeckTrail Operations andThe Canadian Cancer Society present lies at and more frequently for wall dividers in libraries to add The Rossland Public natural light. This is another Library gets a makeover option for the revitalization Members on the board of process of the Rossland Pubthe Rossland Public Library lic Library. delegated to council this past The board hopes to moMonday their plans for the tivate people to come to the revamp to the interior of the library and express “that library. reading has not gone out of “The board has been talk- style and stories jump off the ing about this project to re- page,” concluded Nelson. vitalize the Rossland library The project is funded for about six months and it’s through grants, corporate starting to take shape,” said funding, memorial donaDebbie Nelson a trustee on tions, individual fundraisers the board. and more. Over 3500 BC 55+ Seniors expected to attend. Ratio Architects, from The Rossland Public LiWhat’s happening in your region? Vancouver were selected brary is looking for support, Get involved. We’ll show you how. to do the architectural de- and is open to new fundraissign for the project. Ratio ing ideas. They are happy to designed the West Vancou- come and speak to different ver Public Library and the clubs and groups about the Terry Fox Memorial Library project. to name a couple. They also Anyone interested in parPlay With WithUs” Us” “Come Play have a local connection as ticipating is encouraged to Ratio designed MacLean El- get involved.

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The fate of Rossland’s Esling Park Lodge has finally been decided after much debate; the interestfree ride comes to an end. Esling Park Lodge was conceived of during a time when the “Life Lease” structure of real estate was at the height of popularity. A life-lease is designed for those 55 and over, providing condominium living with a combination of initial investment and low rent (“maintenance fees”). Lifelease buildings are usually run by nonprofit organizations so that actual costs are covered by the investor, as opposed to inflated costs that result when a developer is turning a profit. In the case of Esling Park, investors put forward $70 - $80,000 initially, depending on the size and amenities of their suite,

with a monthly maintenance fee of $600800. In theory, residents were intended to remain in the suites for many years, allowing the property value, and maintenance fee pool, to accrue. With Esling Park, however, some residents left only a few years into their lease, and were unable to collect their investment because of cost over-runs for the development. Once word got out that investors were not regaining their capital, it was difficult to attract new clients, and the building remained at low capacity – leading to the financial troubles that resulted in the Society’s approaching the City of Rossland for help. Even though the City had granted the land for the building free of charge, council at the time agreed to borrow $450,000 to lend to the project, in-

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terest free for 20 years. Bill Profili was mayor at the time of this decision, and is the current Chair of the Seniors Housing Society. The outstanding loan is currently at $270,000 with no interest paid to date. Profili argues that the initial loan was interest-free in perpetuity, and is asking for an extension of the current interpretation of the agreement, or for outright forgiveness of the loan. The residence was not designed as lowincome housing, but rather as high-end apartments for affluent seniors who had no such options at the time. The building is currently a standard rental, with suites as large as 1200 square feet rented for far less than market value ($800). As a result of a loan restructuring in the year 2000, two of the suites are dedicated to low–cost housing, subsidized by BC

Housing. During recent council debates, City staff recommended an extension of interest-free status until 2039. Councillor Kathy Moore argued that tax payers should not be footing the bill for a private development, and the original agreement should be upheld, with the Society beginning to pay principal, with interest at current market levels. She went on to note that, in the past decade alone, tax-payers have lost $94,000 in potential interest payments. Mayor Granstrom opposed the motion, stating he would prefer to see some negotiation with the Society before firm values and dates are put into place. A repayment structure would mean that rents at the properties would need to increase substantially, where current laws allow only a maximum increase of 2 per cent

per year. Leigh Harrison, a lawyer involved with the initial set-up of Esling Park Lodge, spoke to council, reminding them that the Society has known for over a decade that the interest-free ride was coming to an end, and should have adjusted rents to begin approaching market value years ago. At the May 23 Council meeting, a presentation was made by the Rossland Senior Housing Society which led to a negotiated settlement. A recommendation was put forth that the Society be charged 2.2 per cent interest on the outstanding loan immediately, and be expected to begin payments on the principle in 2019. Council agreed with the recommendation, which gives the Society five years to increase tenant fees to a level that allows a balanced budget.

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It takes a village to raise a dog Ida Koric Rossland News

Local non-profit Hope Emergency Adoption, Rescue & Transport (HEART) dog rescue is throwing a celebration to commemorate their 100th adoption. The group, which brings neglected dogs to the Kootenays from over-crowded shelters and remote communities, has found homes for 27 dogs in Rossland alone since its inception in March of 2011. The one hundredth adoption occurred in September of last year, but time and a fair-weather season was needed to plan a celebration which will be taking place this year on June 12. Instead of hosting the labour-intensive Mutt Strut this year (which will now become a bi-annual instead of annual event), HEART decided to throw a party instead – free food and drink, as well as a space for dogs to frolic. Invites have been extended to all those who have adopted HEART dogs (currently numbering 126), as well as indispensable fosters, volunteers, local businesses and donors. The event is intended to show our gratitude to all of those who have supported us these past years, but is also a great opportunity for people to reunite with the dogs they have helped along the way. One of our most recent May adop-

tions was Tala, originally given the name “Plum” by her rescuers. Tala was a roaming dog in the community of Wrigley, NWT, from which she was pulled merely days before the RCMP were to undertake a loose dog cull. HEART worked with the Yellowknife SPCA to fly her to Edmonton and find her a ride the rest of the way. At only one year of age, and full of love and positive energy, Tala was with us for a handful of days before getting scooped by a Rossland family. She will now enjoy her days as every dog should – running the forested trails by day and sleeping in the comfort and safety of a loving home by night. There is no shortage of stories both depressing and infuriating - from puppies living in garbage dumps, to dogs on death row. At times the dogs are malnourished, frostbitten, injured, or suffer from emotional distresses like fear and anxiety. HEART’s mission is to help these dogs transition to pet life, and to ensure that each one lives out the rest of its days learning that the world can be wonderful and full of kind people. We wouldn’t be able to have the success we do without the support of the community. We encourage people not to breed their dogs or buy from breeders, and thank all those who have looked to A7

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Rossland Trails Day Ida Koric Rossland News

A decade of community involvement has culminated in the 10th Annual Rossland Trails Day. On May 31, the call goes out to mountain bike and nature aficionados: grab some tools and come help out. This year’s trail project is focused on a downhill run from Red Top so that riders descending and users ascending no longer have to share the switchbacks. The trail, which connects to the popular Red Head, was started at last year’s Trails Day and the hope is it will be completed this time around. For those less into manual labour and more into gardening, the Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee will be hosting an invasive species pull along the Green Door trail. This sensitive ecosystem has seen some nonnative plants spreading in the last few years, competing with fragile local flora. The organizers of Trails Day felt it important to combine recreation and conservation; celebrating two long-standing cultural pillars in Rossland. With over 170km of roller coaster terrain, it’s becoming common knowledge that Rossland is a rider’s paradise. In addition to the dedicated Stewart Spooner and Kootenay Columbia Trails Society crew, volunteers have always been a part of helping to expand and maintain the trail network. Event organizer, Patrick Kinghorn, is always impressed with the community’s involvement: “Last year we had about fifty people turn up. Stewart and his crew work so hard – when you’re on a trail and come across a tree down, the next time you’re on it, it’s been cleared. That’s those guys.” This year the Eagle Scout troop is expected to attend, and hopes are for the best turn-out yet. Trails Day is also a wonderful opportunity to learn something new, whether it be the mechanics of trail drainage or how to properly dispose of unwelcome plants. It is also a great chance to meet new people also passionate

Building better trails

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about mountain biking and local stewardship. Of course, in addition to the feeling of Zen you will attain at the end of the day, there is also the extrinsic reward of a potluck celebration taking place at Seven Summits Centre for Learning. The dinner begins at 5 p.m., and in years past the generous folks at Revolution Cycle have popped up at the event to shower attendees with swag. Will it happen again? There really is only one way to find out. Volunteers for both projects are to meet at Centennial Trail Head parking lot at 9 a.m., and can hopefully swing a shovel until 3 p.m. Any non-powered garden tools, such as picks or rakes, are welcome, but the crew has tools for those who come empty handed. A hat and gloves are also recommended, and there have been frequent mosquito sightings of late, making long, light-coloured clothes your best bet. If you have the time, bring the family to join the KCTS and CKIPC to carve out your little niche of Rossland.

Monashee Institute launching this week Danielle clarke Rossland News

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Why travel to Rossland? Said no citizen familiar with the area ever. As locals the natural beauty and culture of the community speaks for itself when deciding to commute to Rossland. The Monashee Institute merely hopes to share these perks with people everywhere by promoting local talent and reaching out to travellers. This brand new initiative combines education and tourism to attract people to Rossland. The open house on Wednesday evening brought together keen individuals who supported the project, wanted to know more about the initiative or wanted to know how

Open house at Monashee Institue

to get involved. Monashee Institute is all about connecting visitors with the community’s knowledge and skill. The initiative will offer workshops, courses, and recreational activities such as mountain biking; all the while pulling from the community’s natural assets. This allows Rossland citizens to play an active role in the build up of this initiative by sharing their skills, passions, and talents with both

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locals and visitors alike. The purpose is to create a more sustainable community through showcasing everything Rossland has to offer. With local contribution, through running workshops and courses the Monashee Institute will have a chance to grow and engage both local and global communities. What better town to kick things off than Rossland, BC.? For more information contact, info@MonasheeInstitute. org or call 1 800 590 9025.

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Mission impossible Kootenay style

WEST KOOTENAY ANNUAL NITE TREK EVENT On May 3-4, the 107th Baden Powell Guild along with the members of the 1st Beaver Valley Venturer Company, hosted the annual West Kootenay Nite Trek. This is a joint overnight event for the Scouting and Guiding youth ranging in age from 9-18. This year the event was held at Beaver Creek Kiwanis Park and was co-sponsored by Columbia Basin Trust and the Trail Kiwanis. Most of the day on Saturday was spent with the organizing team setting up the challenge course. After lunch, the units began to arrive and set up camp around the picnic area. The opening ceremonies took place at 4:00 p.m. with over 80 youth and 35-40 adults in attendance, representing 1st Nakusp Cubs Scouts, 1st Nelson Cubs and Scouts, Nelson Girl Guides, Pathfinders and a couple Rangers, 2nd Rossland Cubs and Scouts, 1 Rossland Guide, Trail Girl

Great gathering at Beaver Creek Kiwanis Park

Guides, Beaver Valley Girl Guides, and 1st Beaver Valley Cubs, Scouts and Venturers. The rest of the day and early evening was taken up with mass preparation meetings to organize the station people and our security people to ensure that everyone would be kept safe all night long. On site were security patrols, first aid attendants, station workers, and the administration team who had to know where each team was at all times. The Trek began at 8:30 p.m. and the first of 22 teams, armed with head lamps and rain gear, set out with

their instructions. Each team had to accomplish seven challenge stations along the 2.5 hour hike including the cargo net climb, atomic capsule placement, pipe and culvert obstacle challenge, a food station, blind maze, target shooting, and sling shot shoot. In all, each activity kept them busy for 20 minutes prior to heading out into the dark to find the next location. Luckily the weather held out and all were back to camp and in bed before the skies opened up for the early morning showers. Fortunately, the rain stopped in time

for breakfast, hosted by the Trail Kiwanis members and all were treated to pancakes and sausages. Following breakfast and a photo opportunity with the Kiwanis chefs, the closing ceremonies were conducted. With the threat of a thunder storm approaching, the winners of the challenge were announced before camp was closed. It turned out to be a wonderful weekend and everyone is already looking forward to next year’s event. To get out with Scouts, youth or adult, please call Heather Hamer for more information at 250-3677453.

Rossland Light Opera Players wraps up auditions DANIELLE CLARKE Rossland News

The auditions for Anne of Green Gables took place this Monday and Tuesday evening at the Rossland Light Opera Players (RLOP) Hall in Rossland. Auditions took about five minutes per person as everyone; adults, teens and children filed in Adoption Dance of Joy... You can make it happen

one by one and presented their rendition of Happy Birthday before reading from the script. Anne of Green Gables is a Canadian classic that pulls on the heartstrings of many people’s childhood memories. “I saw the play in PEI and I thought this would be a great show for RLOP,” said director


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Marnie Jacobsen who read the book as a child. “It’s the best known Canadian musical play and I really want RLOP to do a Canadian show,” added Jacobsen. For more information or to get involved, contact Marnie Jacobsen at mjjacobsen25@gmail. com.


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School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) The School District is seeking applications from qualified persons for the On-Call List in the following area: Custodian: • Building Service Worker Course Certificate or equivalent, minimum of two (2) years of work experience as a custodian or building service worker in a commercial or industrial setting, or an equivalent combination of training, education or experience. Rate of Pay: $21.60/hr. General Qualifications: • Grade 12 or equivalent • Valid WHMIS Certificate • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License For full position details including qualifications please refer to the Careers with SD20 section of our website at Salary will be in accordance with CUPE Local 1285 Collective Agreement. Completed district applications (available on the district web site or at our office) should be sent to Mrs. Marcy VanKoughnett, Director of Human Resources, School District #20 (Kootenay-Columbia), 2001 Third Ave, Trail, B.C. V1R 1R6 (Fax: 250-364-2470) by 12:00 pm (Noon) on Friday, June 13, 2014. Please submit electronic applications to: It is understood that applicants agree to confidential reference checks of all previous employers. We appreciate your interest but regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Reminding you to Recycle!

The Rossglen bike revamp takes off

Introduction to 3D Printing A shot of the graffiti wall art at the bike park in Lower Rossland Tuesday evening.

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3D printing is the process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital model. This course will be of interest to anyone wondering how the technology works and small business looking to understand it's value in the workplace. A minimal understanding of electronics, hardware or 3D design is all you need. Come prototype any design and turn it into a real product. Students of this workshop will: •

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Volunteers and organizers of the Rossglen bike park revitalization are beginning the final stages of their preparations for this project. The group began working on the initial design of the park and secured funds throughout the month of May. The idea to revitalize this park came about due to the lack of use of the current

park and the need for something for everyone. “This new pump track is a terrific way for bikers of all levels to really hone their skills,” said volunteer organizer Ryan Kuhn. The project includes a new pump track and wall ride. Pump tracks are designed to loop back on themselves so that once the rider gets started, he or she no longer has to pedal.

This requires “good bike skills, control… and is a tremendously good workout,” said Kuhn. The wall ride is a graffiti art project heavily driven by youth that began in early May and was funded by the Youth Action Network. The group organizers will present their plans to council at the next meeting and hope to begin construction by early summer.

At that time, people are encouraged to get involved during the volunteer build days and lend a hand. The dates for this are yet to be announced. As of now, the group is looking for good quality, clean fill as a base for the track. Any fill with higher clay content will ensure a longer lasting park. For more information or to donate fill, contact Ryan Kuhn at (250) 231-9343.

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