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As of Tuesday, July 21 the speed limit on Rossland’s municipal roads is 30 km per hour. The change in speed limit was originally anticipated for mid-August, but the decals arrived early. “We were going to do it as soon as we got the signs, but the decals for the signs — we’re just changing the

4 to the 3 to make it 30 instead of 40—...they came in quickly, so public works was out there putting them on all the signs yesterday,” Mayor Kathy Moore said Wednesday afternoon. Speed limits in school zones have also been lowered to 15 km per hour in pickup areas and 20 km per hour elsewhere. Two specific areas of Rossland — the west end of McLeod and the Nickelplate neighbourhood — have

also had their speed limits lowered to 20 km per hour, because the streets are so narrow. Rosslanders can expect to see RCMP officers patrolling the city. Corporal Darryl Orr of the Trail and Greater District Detachment says they’ll be enforcing the new speed limit, as well as watching for unbuckled seat belts and distracted drivers. There may be some leniency for those who haven’t realized the


speed limit’s been dropped, but that call will be at the discretion of the officer, and will be based on the speed of the vehicle. Orr warns drivers that the new speed limit is in their best interest, and that speed is almost always a factor in collisions. “The best advice I can give anyone driving a motor vehicle is to slow down,” he says. “You have so much more time to react.”

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Rossland’s Passive House CHELSEA NOVAK Rossland News

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Rane Wardwell and the rest of the crew from Collective Carpentry in Invermere pulled into Rossland on a Sunday, and started pulling together the frame for a house the next day. By day’s end on Friday, the frame of the house was not only completely assembled, but tested well below the airtightness limits required for a Passive House. A Passive House is a house that requires up to 90 percent less energy than a standard built house. The term earns capitalized letters because a true Passive House is certified — by the Canadian Passive House Institute in this case — and meets fixed criteria. One of these is a pressurized test result of 0.6 ACH (air changes per hour) or lower. Post frame-installation, Wardwell and his team test the Rossland Passive House and get a result of 0.19 ACH. Prefabricated walls The reason they were able to get the house assembled so quickly is because the walls were prefabricated at the Collective Carpentry shop in Invermere. Jan Pratschke, the company’s designer, worked from the architect’s drawings to create shop drawings for the wall, floor and roof panels. Once completed, Pratschke’s drawing’s were shown both to the architect and the general contractor to avoid any mistakes. “Once we fabricate one of these panels, it’s really hard to change it,” explains Wardwell. “It’s a fully closed panel; it’s weather-tight on the outside, and it’s fully airsealed on the inside.” The panels can be built to a maximum length of 20 feet; any longer and it would be too difficult to transport them. Walls are generally a standard height of eight to ten feet, and in this case, they’re extremely thick, about double the usual wall thickness at twelve inches. Once the panels were transported to Rossland, the Collective Carpentry team worked with a crane to assemble the frame on top of the foundation, which had already been built by a team from Seven Summits Contracting, led by contractor Dan Eheler. Keeping it tight The challenge for Eheler going forward is to maintain the house’s airtightness. “The next blower door test is a lot more difficult because of the ... electrical and all your solar ... all your penetrations in your exterior envelope,” he says. The walls, already twelve inches thick, will have an additional six-inch interior layer, housing most of the houses pipes and wires, but at some point water, electrical, and sewage will need to breach the house’s airtight barrier to connect it to the outside world. Doors and windows also need

Rossland is soon to be home to a certified Passive House, which uses considerably less energy than a standard built house. The frame of the house was built using prefabricated panels from Invermere. Photo provided by Collective Carpentry to be installed carefully. The windows for the Rossland Passive House have been imported from Austria. “The Europeans are way ahead of us on their technology for building supplies, so a lot of materials on this project are European,” explains Eheler. The house’s architect, Brett Sichello, is hoping that in the end the house will test somewhere between 0.3 and 0.4 ACH. Heat transfer One of the goal of the Passive House standard is to minimize energy use, and the purpose of keeping the house airtight is to minimize the amount of heat transfer between the house and the outside, whether that means keeping the house cool in the summer or warm in the winter. That way energy isn’t needed to maintain a comfortable temperature inside the house. But keeping the house airtight isn’t the only consideration. The windows in particular play a bigger part than simply breaching the envelope. The surface of the glass also allows for the transfer of heat between the inside and outside of the house. The extent to which windows allow heat transfer is measured by their U-value. The lower the windows U-value, the less it allows heat to transfer through it. “To meet BC Building Code, the window’s performance value is [1.8 W/m2k], and that’s the Uvalue,” explains Sichello. “Whereas the maximum installed value of a Passive House window is [0.85 W/m2k]. So it’s over at least double the performance.” The house’s orientation also plays into the design of the house, and the type of glass used on any given side. “On the north and east sides where we’re actually losing energy, we have a different type of glass, ... its got a [lower] U-value, so it actually performs a bit better,” says Sichello. “Whereas on the south and the west where we have high solar heat gain, that glass is more transparent, and it allows more of that free energy

from the sun to penetrate into the house.” If everything comes together and the team can reach the goal of 0.3 ACH, Sichello estimates the total energy bill should be around $160 per year, plus or minus ten percent. That number could be even lower, given that the house will have solar panels. Beyond passive The house’s owners (who’ve asked not to be identified) chose to build passive given rising energy costs, but they had other requirements as well. They specifically asked for a foam-free house. Foam has a high embodied energy — the energy it takes to manufacture something, and then break it down again once it needs to be disposed of. Foam is also an off-gassing material, and the owners wanted to avoid those as well, requesting as many natural materials as possible. Unfortunately foam couldn’t be entirely avoided, as some of the alternatives were too costly, but the only places in the house with foam are the doors in the outside stairwell and the garage door. The panels designed at Collective Carpentry are insulated with densepack cellulose insolation, which is made from recycled newspapers, and none of the glues used contain formaldehyde, which is toxic. The solar panels will not only provide extra energy, but will also be attached to the side of the house, acting as a shade over the south-facing windows. The owners also want to house rainwater for the garden, and plan to install a drain heat recovery system. The system uses the heat from water going down the drain to help heat water coming up through the pipes, and can be purchased for as little as $505 depending on the size. The owners estimate that the house will cost them 15 per cent more than a standard house, but point out that as energy costs rise, the extra cost will pay off.

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Volunteers needed

No volunteers, no Rossland Mountain Market CHELSEA NOVAK Rossland News

The Rossland Mountain Market came very close to closing early for the summer. The market, which is volunteer run, has had a call for volunteers out for the past several weeks, but didn’t receive any responses until Tuesday afternoon. Up to that point, it looked like this Thursday might be the last day of the market. Luckily two volunteers have stepped up. Bethany O’Rourke and Carly Lawrence will help run the market for the rest of the summer, which is good news for the market’s director Miche War-

wick. Warwick is also an unpaid volunteer, and has been doing the bulk of the work organizing the market. The job includes not only putting in eight hours to run the market every Thursday, but also handling the behind the scenes work of booking vendors, responding to emails and phone calls, and managing social media. She says that ideally the market would have five volunteers on staff: one to handle the behind the scenes work, and four to run one market a month each. Volunteers do receive a small honorarium, but Warwick says the market doesn’t make enough

to pay a salary for the market director. “The revenue from the market is just not there to pay somebody to manage this famers’ market, which is really unfortunate because it should be a paid position” says Warwick. “There’s a lot of work, and planning, and organization, and dedicated time that goes into making this event happen on a weekly basis.” Warwick herself plans to step away at some point, but right now she doesn’t think it’s reasonable to ask someone else to take on her job. She’s hoping they can establish a full team of volunteers before she steps away. A3

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After an intense Challenge Week last week, the Stingrays had another amazing meet this weekend in Kimberley. Every swimmer had one or more personal best times this weekend with some swimmers taking off as much as 18 seconds. We brought home five aggregate medals: Juliana Zhou placed 3rd in division 4 girls, Logan Blair placed 2nd in division 6 boys, Kayla Fraser placed 1st in the women’s Open Category, assistant coach Diego Greenwood placed 1st in division 5 boys, and head coach Samme Beatson placed 3rd in division 8 girls. The Stingrays also broke two meet records this weekend. Juliana Zhou set a new meet record in the girls division 4 100m breaststroke with a time of 1:32.12, two seconds faster than the old record. Coach Samme Beatson broke her old meet record in the 50m butterfly with a time of 33.09. Aurora Watson-Sass had amazing first swim meet this weekend participating in three events and two relays. The Stingray parents joined in the fun this weekend and entered into a parent’s relay.


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CBT energy plan Chelsea Novak Rossland News

Rossland and seven other communities in the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) area will receive free Strategic Community Energy & Emissions Plans (SEEP) between now and March 31, 2016. CBT and FortisBC are providing $168,000 so that local governments can work alongside the Community Energy Association (CEA) to reduce their green house gas emissions and increase their energy efficiency. Rossland, Salmo, and Kaslo have already agreed to participate in the project, but the remaining five communities have yet to be identified. The CEA has already successfully helped 42 small and midsize communities across BC identify ways to reduce their electricity and green house gas emissions with its CEEP QuickStart program, including Elkford and Silverton. “One of our objectives is to help communities prepare for and take action on issues related to climate change,” Neil Muth, Columbia Basin Trust President and CEO, said in a press release. “By partnering with FortisBC and the Community Energy Association, we will be able to help local governments and residents save energy and reduce their carbon footprints.”

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The theme for Rossland Library’s summer reading club this year is “Build It!.” Tuesday afternoon, that’s just what a group of six to eight year olds did, building cork boats with popsicle stick masts and papers sail, and sailing them in plastic tubs. Photo by Chelsea Novak

Free trade in milk, eggs, even logs? Tim Fletcher Black Press

One of the rituals of life in southern B.C. communities is cross-border shopping for certain items. Even corner store owners are known to pop down to Washington border towns to load up a van with U.S. milk, taking advantage of a price difference generated by our “supply management” system. The recent slide in the Canadian dollar reduces this pressure in the short term, but the fact remains that dairy producers are propped up in Canada. And that’s increasingly a problem as Canada pursues entry into the Trans Pacific Partnership, the next big trade deal. With the U.S., Japan, Australia, New Zealand and other countries involved, it would form the largest trading bloc in the world. Canada uses tariffs of up to 300 per cent to protect its dairy and poultry industries from foreign imports, and the higher domestic price on milk and eggs is a burden that falls most heavily on poor people.

The industry group Dairy Farmers of Canada and others argue that reducing or removing Canada’s import protection won’t change the huge farm subsidies paid by European and U.S. governments. The recent trade agreement between Canada and the European Union has already chipped away at this protection. The Conservative government is tiptoeing on this issue as a fall election approaches, with rural seats across the country at stake. But the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand have deregulated their dairy industries and the Canadian industry is already facing increased cheese imports due to the European Union agreement. It’s an issue to watch as the federal election heats up. The NDP has positioned itself as a defender of supply management, a particularly touchy issue in rural Quebec, while the federal Liberals are committed to keeping up with the U.S. and joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The trend toward freer trade Christine Esovoloff Sales Associate

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is broad and long. The Harper government ended the monopoly of the Canadian Wheat Board in 2012, and grain growers continue to compete globally. A trade deal with Korea saw tariffs come off Korean import vehicles, and life goes on. Another controlled and protected commodity that is seldom discussed is logs. That’s changed with the push for the Trans Pacific Partnership, as Japan protests federal and provincial restrictions that push up the cost of logs for export. Ottawa regulates the export of private land logs, but only in B.C. This is a long-standing irritant for private land owners, holding the domestic price for premium “J grade” Douglas fir logs below $80 per cubic metre while the price in Asia and Washington state has climbed above $100. The U.S. has long complained about B.C.’s cheap Crown land stumpage and low domestic log prices in general, viewing them as a subsidy to lumber production. Indeed, this whole protection apparatus is designed to

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stimulate domestic milling, although it doesn’t seem to be working. The main investment by B.C. forest companies recently has been buying southern U.S. sawmills. The coastal industry has maintained that profits from log exports are keeping logging alive, paying for the harvest and processing of logs in B.C. With Pacific trade talks in the background, pushed hard by U.S. President Barack Obama, the latest Canada-U.S. lumber agreement is due to expire in October. It will be more difficult to defend what University of Alberta economist Jack Mintz calls a “Soviet-style approach to price determination.” B.C. used to do something similar to this with wine, protecting a backward industry cranking out mostly god-awful plonk. Competition made the wine industry better, and now it’s world class. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: Chuck Bennett Publisher

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Wagon train passes through region VALERIE ROSSIE Rossland News

A former workaholic from Quebec is pursuing his childhood dream of becoming a cowboy, with a trip out West by wagon train. Pierre Cloutier pulled into Trail Monday night to meet with horse enthusiasts at the Colander restaurant. The Back Country Horsemen Club treated him to a meal, gave him eight bales of hay for his horses and $200 to help him along his travels. Tuesday morning he was off to the Trail Horsemen’s Grounds for the night before heading towards more hospitality at the Oasis community hall for the next two days and then pointing his four Belgians to Grand Forks from Christina Lake. Cloutier had assistance getting his horses and wagons up the Rossland hill and over to Christina Lake, loading the wagons onto a flatbed truck and the horses into trailers. “I had kind of a dead end in Quebec,” he told the Trail Times Tuesday. “I leave a separation there, and a broken heart and I was kind of a workaholic, so I decided to drop everything and sell everything.” His horses have pulled himself and two wagons, one a chuck wagon full of his gear and the other a covered wagon for his horses’ supplies, about 4,800 kilometres to date. Cloutier and his dog ride up front, traveling about 15 kilometres a day and stopping at towns in between. He estimated he’s met about 75 people a day in the eight months he’s been on the road. “It’s a guy like you who make a difference,” he said to Clay Johnson, a Columbia Gardens resident who donated two bags of horse feed en route Tuesday. Ross Spur’s Rene Girolami tags along and directs traffic while Cloutier gives his horses some water and a short rest on the side of the road. The Francophone left his home in the beginning of November with intentions of heading west to the Okanagan. But now he’s waiting for fate to decide where he’ll take on his next ambition — starting a country western band and going on tour. “I decided to cross Canada like the old people did 200 years ago, move out West to find their gold,” he said. “To me, it’s my gold, a new world, and new life.”

The self-proclaimed “show cowboy” can’t believe the generosity he has received along the way. The winter wasn’t as hard as he’d imagined because Canadians opened their doors to him and provided shelter for his animals. He had planned to stop at stores and fill up on supplies when needed, but so far he’s gotten by quite well on donations from kind people. The 41-year-old sports leather chaps, gifted from Alberta, and two knife holsters, one engraved with “Lord of Stars,” an English translation for a nickname he received as a kid with a longing to travel under the stars. “I didn’t have the dream of crossing Canada as a kid, but I had a dream to be a cowboy,” he said. Growing up in Quebec, Cloutier only knew of the farms with tractors and only dreamt of a real western experience, which further presented itself in the TV show “Little House on the Prairie.” “I wasn’t watching the stories; I was watching the details of the wagons, the horses,” he said. “I always had a fascination for cowboy style and cowboy things.” He got his first horse at 12 years old and has been horsing around since then. He built his first wagon in 1985 and has dedicated time throughout the years to perfecting it all while keeping it authentic looking. Cloutier has maintained his focus on the way by following three rules: don’t be scared to work hard for what you want, believe in what you’re doing and break the rules. In his past life, Cloutier worked as a truck driver, pulling 20-hour days at times, and shared his gift for gab as an auctioneer. He said he’s found his element and intends to ride out to his next success. “If you’re following people you’re going to have the same result,” he said. “If you want something different, you have to do something different and this is what I’m doing.” West is best for Cloutier, who still has yet to meet a bear in his life and keeps a couple of knives nearby should the opportunity to shake a bear’s paw go wrong. See page A12 of the West Kootenay Advertiser for photo.

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Pan Am silver and bronze for Greater Trail athletes JIM BAILEY Times Sports Editor

It was a bitter-sweet Pan American Games for Fruitvale’s Ella Matteucci and Thea Culley of Rossland. But in the end, the Greater Trail athletes proved the epitome of class and competitive spirit, winning silver and bronze medals respectively at the 17th edition of the Pan Am Games in Toronto. Culley and Team Canada women’s field hockey team captured bronze in an exciting 1-0 victory over Chile on Friday, but only after a 3-0 loss to the eventual champion U.S.A. in the semifinal had foiled their chances at the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. “We wanted to beat the Americans and play

for the gold medal,” Culley told a CBC reporter. “We wanted to represent Canada and go for that gold medal game, but there was still a lot to play for.” As for Matteucci and Team Canada women’s baseball team, following a 6-1 victory over Venezuela in the semifinal, the team would settle for silver on Sunday, after falling to rival U.S.A. 11-3 in the gold-medal match up. “I’m proud of my entire team,” Canadian Manager André Lachance said in a Baseball Canada interview. “We had a great tournament and although this (loss) stings now, we will have a lot to be proud of when we look back (in the future).” CBC’s controversial coverage of the Games

was never more in question than on Sunday when the network ran a re-run of the Canadian men’s volleyball team’s bronze medal match against Puerto Rico, as Team Canada women’s baseball team battled the U.S. for gold in the sport’s first appearance in the Games. The U.S. jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, as Canadian starter Vanessa Riopel went just one-third of an inning, giving up four runs on three hits and a walk. After going up 5-0 in the third, Canada would reply, scoring three times in the fourth inning against ace Sarah Hudek to cut the lead to 5-3. However, any lateinning heroics was not in the cards in Sunday’s final, as Anna Kimbrell

Team Canada women’s baseball team along with Fruitvale’s Ella Matteucci won silver on Sunday at the Pan Am Games in Toronto.

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hit a bases-clearing double in the fifth inning to open up a close game as the Americans tacked on three runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth to crush Canada’s quest for gold.

We wanted to beat the Americans and play for the gold medal, we wanted to represent Canada and go for that gold medal game, but there was still a lot to play for.

Hudek, who hit in the clean-up spot, also drove in three runs, and gave up three runs on four hits while walking five and striking out two over 3 1/3 innings. Stacy Piagno pitched 3 2/3 innings of shutout ball the rest of the way. Matteucci came into pitch hit in the seventh for Team Canada and, with two out, kept the team’s hopes alive when she was awarded first base after being hit by a pitch. However, the next batter would ground out to third to end the game. Meanwhile, Culley and Canada’s Field Hockey team won it’s first medal at the Pan Am Games since 1999 with the 1-0 defeat of Chile on Friday night at the University of Toronto pitch. Brienne Stairs scored at 5:02 of the fourth frame to net the winner on a deflection off a corner from veteran Kate Gillis. Canada and Chile were relegated to the bronze medal game after losing their respective semifinals, Canada to the United States, while Chile lost 5-0 to Argentina. The U.S. would beat Argentina 2-1 in the final to claim gold.

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New reporter in Rossland A new reporter has joined the Rossland News team, so keep an eye out for her around town. Chelsea Novak joined the paper at the beginning of the month, and has also been reporting for the Castlegar News. Chelsea has just completed her master’s degree in journalism at UBC in Vancouver, and has a background in magazine publishing. She’s excited to be living in such a close-knit and involved community. “Everyone here seems very involved with what’s going on around town, and ev-

eryone has been very welcoming,” she says. Chelsea looks forward to the beginning of the ski season, but hopes to spend a little more time out hiking before the snow hits. She also needs to buy a good pair of winter boots before that happens. If you have any stories you’d like to share with Chelsea, you can reach her at reporter@ You can also find her in the local cafes, sipping on a chai latte and happy to chat.

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UPCOMING the drums. Don’t forget your lawn chair and your toonie.

NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Special council meeting: Thursday, July 30, 1 p.m. Regular council meeting: Monday, August 17, 6 p.m. ROSSLAND MOUNTAIN MARKET Thursday, 2-6 p.m., downtown Rossland @ Columbia and Queen. The market is still in need of volunteers to help operating through the summer season. Email to get involved!

RUBBERHEAD ENDURO MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE Saturday, August 1, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, August 2, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Come out for mountain bike racing, a micro brew tasting on Friday starting at 4 p.m., and free music, including a performance by the Foggy Goggle Boys. There’ll also be a BBQ on the deck starting at 11 a.m. and finishing “late.”

MUSIC IN THE PARK Thursday, July 30, 7-8 p.m. @ Gazebo at Gyro Park. Trail Arts Council Music in the Park presents Clinton Swanson and his band of merry musicians will present an evening of easy listening jazz. Featuring Trail’s own Tony Ferraro on

ROSSLAND LIGHT OPERA PLAYERS READ-THRU FOR COWGIRLS The Light Opera Players are gearing up for their next show, and invite Rosslanders to participate: Read Through of Cowgirls: A Musical Comedy: Thursday, August 6, 7 p.m. @


ROSSLAND MUSEUM REGULAR HOURS The Museum is open for the summer season. May-June, Wed to Sun: 10 am to 6 pm July-August: 7 days a week: 10 am to 6 pm Check out the website for more information and all upcoming events and activities at WALKING TOUR OF ROSSLAND’S HISTORIC DOWNTOWN Thursdays, Saturdays to Aug 29, 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. $2 discount with museum visit. ROSSLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY REGULAR HOURS Summer hours: Tuesday: Noon - 8 p.m. Wednesday: noon - 5 p.m. Thursday: 10:00am - 8 p.m. Friday: 10:00am - 5 p.m. Saturday: noon - 5 p.m.



THE CHURCH OF DIRT Mondays, 5:30 p.m. @ the Centennial Trail-head parking lot. Come out and get dirty, meet great folks young and old, and add to our fantastic trail system. Reminders, updates, and location changes will be posted on Bhubble before each build night. No experience needed. COMMUNITY JAM AT THE OLD FIREHALL Every Thursday until Oct 8, 6-9 pm @ the Old Fire Hall Ron Halliday hosts an acoustic, play together, music night in this historic and beautiful room.

ROSSLAND POOL The outdoor pool is open from June until September in downtown Rossland. Rossland’s 80 year old pool is also a Heritage site. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE WEEKLY CAMPFIRE AND CONCERT Tuesdays, 5-7 p.m. @ the Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre. This weekly event will feature a guest speaker who will engage 6-12 year olds with hands-on activities based in science and nature. Followed by an acoustic musical act for all ages. SLURPS AND BURPS FEEDING GROUP Tuesdays until Nov 3, 11:30 am to 1 pm. Family Obstetrics Clinic, 4th Floor Maternity, KBRH Trail. Share


your experiences with your peers in an informative place for breastfeeding and bottle support. Whether you are an expectant mom, brand new mom, or a more seasoned mom, we welcome you!

ART DROP IN NIGHT Mondays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. @ the new space next door to RHC Insurance downtown. There will be no instruction, just a space to be creative with other youth artists. ADULT CO-ED REC HOCKEY Tuesdays 9:45 to 11 p.m. Sundays 9:15 to 10:30 p.m. Join this fun, co-ed recreational program of non-contact drop-in hockey. Full equipment is required and some experience necessary. PICKLEBALL Indoor Pickleball at RSS Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.


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the RLOP Hall. Get a sneak peek at the upcoming show and prepare for auditions. Auditions for Cowgirls: A Musical Comedy. Try out for a part in the RLOP fall show. Monday, August 10, 6:30-9:30 p.m. @ the RLOP Hall. GOLDEN CITY DAYS Sept. 11 to 13. Join us for our annual weekend family festival celebrating our community’s rich gold-mining history! Follow us on Facebook for more information.

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ROSSLAND MONKEY CLUB Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. @ RSS Auditorium. Parkour and freerunning. Ages 8 and up. $5 drop-in. TEEN NIGHT Tuesdays 6-8 p.m. @ the Rossland Public Library. Let Sage and Sally know what you want to do at Teen Night. Come out and have fun! ROSSLAND BEAVER SCOUTS Mondays 3 to 4 p.m. Girls and boys ages 5 to 7 years. Please contact Deanna Leask at 250-362-7118 to join. LOCAL WRITERS DISCUSSION Wednesdays 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. @ the Rossland Seniors Hall. To share ideas, expertise and knowledge, critiques, and open opportunities for experienced and want to be writers. For more information contact Les Anderson by email or phone @ 250-362-5532. ROSSLAND SENIORS Monday 1:30 p.m. Seniors Art Club meets. Contact Edith at 250-362-4477. Monday 7 p.m. Rossland Quilters Guild meets. Contact Dayanne at 250-362-7727. Wednesday 7 p.m. Golden City Fiddlers play. Visitors should contact Richie at 250-362-9465. Thursday 9:30 to 11 a.m. Seniors stretching exercises and morning tea and snacks.


Registration for Heritage BC’s annual conference October 2-3 Registration for the Heritage BC’s annual conference is now open. Conference is being held on Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3. Register online at before Monday, August 3 to take advantage of the best early registration rate. The theme of this year’s Heritage BC Conference is “The Main Thing,” focusing on the revitalization of downtowns. The Rossland Miners’ Hall will be the main venue for the conference, and its revitalization will also be a topic for discussion.

ROSSLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY The library has lots of great programs and events: Summer Reading Club: This year’s theme is “Build it!” Tues: 1-2:30 p.m. 6 to 8 year olds Wed: 1-2:30 p.m. 9 to 12 year olds Thurs: 2-6 p.m. at the Rossland Mountain Market Fridays: Read to Me Club for children 0 to 5 years and their grown-up 10:30-11:30 a.m. In the library: Any child taking out materials may add three Lego pieces to our communal sculpture. Photo contest: Take a photo of your child reading or building something (anything) and post it on our FB or email to We will draw for a family membership to the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre at the Market on August 20.

SUBMISSIONS This page is for community, charity or fundraising events that are free (or nearly so) at the discretion of the editor. Dated events take priority and every effort will be made to ensure the publication of all contributions, as space allows. To post an event, provide information with contact details to editor@rosslandnews. com or give us a call at 877-365-6397.

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Thank You! The family of Henry E. Stevenson would like to thank all those who sent donations to the Kootenay Lake Hospital, and also to others who sent flowers and lovely cards. Thank you for the memories of him you shared with us. Also a very special Thank You to the Nelson Pilots Association for hosting Henry’s Celebration of Life.

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Greater Trail athletes bring home hardware from 2015 Pan Am Games continued from page A6

Canada needed to win gold to claim a berth at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio, but Stairs said it was important to come away with a medal before a loud, boisterous home crowd. And for Culley and the other veterans, the win was a measure of

revenge since losing to Chile in the bronze medal match in the 2011 Pan Am Games in Guadalajara, Mex. “For us, it was ‘let’s refocus, let’s honour ourselves and the hard work we’ve been doing for the past four years, or for some of us — eight-to-10 years — and finish on a high note and really achieve something we knew was possible.”

As for the whole Pan Am Games experience, as Culley says, “it was Pan-Amazing.” Pan Am Moments: Thea Culley’s parents Lisa Henderson and Loren Culley of Rossland also attended the Games, and Henderson was featured in a Toronto Star article by Brendan Kennedy entitled, “It’s no Pan-Am picnic for parents watching their

children compete.” The piece describes the emotional roller coaster many of the parents go through as they continue to support their athlete offspring as they travel the world and compete in iconic events like the Pan Am Games. Henderson also shares some of the unique superstitions that help the parents cope with the experi-

ence, and the special moment she shared with Thea after the bronzemedal match. “Sometimes it’s harder to watch from the sidelines, because you’re helpless,” Henderson said. To view the full article go to: panamgames/2015/07/25/its-nopan-am-picnic-for-parents-watching-their-children-compete.html.


FortisBC inc. Application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of the Kootenay Operations Centre

On July 9, 2015, FortisBC Inc. (FBC) applied to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (Commission) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN), pursuant to sections 45 and 46 of the Utilities Commission Act, to construct a new operations centre located in the Castlegar area (the Kootenay Operations Centre or KOC) (the Project). The Project will replace the Generation Administration Office and the Warehouse (Generation Facilities) which are at end of life, address concerns related to the System Control Centre (SCC) and Back-up Control Centre (BCC), provide a central and dedicated Emergency Operations Centre for the Kootenay region, provide a central location to house the Kootenay Station Services group, and provide storage for poles and pole trailers. The proposed Project is intended to address the age, condition and potential code compliance issues of the existing Generation Facilities, and to address their proximity to certain hazards, which could limit FBC’s timely and efficient response to emergencies, as well as address the following operational requirements: • Address space constraints, functional challenges and hazards associated with the SCC and BCC facilities; • Provide a centralized and dedicated Emergency Operations Centre for generation and transmission & distribution operations; • Centralize the Kootenay Station Services group for efficiency; and • Address yard space limitations for efficiency and cost savings. FBC proposes to start construction of the project in late Spring 2016 and be inservice by 2017. FBC estimates the capital cost of the Project in As-Spent dollars to be approximately $20.651 million including Allowance for Funds Used During Construction (AFUDC) and abandonment/demolition costs which will result in a 2018 rate increase of up to 0.7 percent. HOW TO GET INVOLVED Persons wishing to actively participate in the proceeding must register as an intervener through the Commission’s website at or in writing by Wednesday, August 5, 2015. In their registration, interveners must identify the issues they intend to pursue and indicate the extent of their anticipated involvement in the review process. Interveners will each receive a copy of all non-confidential correspondence and filed documentation, and must provide an email address if available. Persons not expecting to actively participate, but who have an interest in the proceeding, should register as an interested party through the Commission’s website or in writing, by Wednesday, August 5, 2015, identifying their interest in the proceeding. Interested parties receive a copy of the Decision when it is released.

Letters of comment may also be submitted. All submissions and/or correspondence received relating to the application are provided to the panel and all participants in the proceeding. Submissions are placed on the public record and posted to the Commission’s website. By participating and/or providing comment on the application, you agree that all submissions will be placed on the public record and posted on the Commission’s website. If you wish to attend the Procedural Conference please register with the Commission Secretary using the contact information provided at the end of this notice. Procedural Conference, if needed to consider the process to review the Application. Friday, October 2, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Commission Hearing Room 12th Floor, 1125 Howe Street Vancouver, BC VIEW THE APPLICATION The Application and all supporting documentation are available on the Commission’s website on the “Current Applications” page. If you would like to review the material in hard copy, it is available to be viewed at the locations below: British Columbia Utilities Commission Sixth Floor, 900 Howe Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2N3 Phone: 604-660-4700 Toll Free: 1-800-663-1385 FortisBC Energy Inc. Suite 100, 1975 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC V1Y 7V7 or 16705 Fraser Highway Surrey, BC V4N 0E8 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER For more information or to register please contact Ms. Erica Hamilton, Commission Secretary, using the contact information above.


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