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Youth from the Rossland Me to We Club slept in Harry Lafevre Square on Friday night to raise awareness for homelessness and raise money for Cicada Place, a youth Chelsea Novak photo transition house in Nelson.

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Square on Friday night to raise awareness for homelessness and raise money for a youth shelter. Members of the Rossland Me to We club setup tents and a fire pit in the square and collected $1795 for Cicada Place in Nelson, which provides youth housing and homeless outreach services, and is run by Nelson Community Services Centre. “Tonight we’re sleeping outside to

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raise money and awareness for homeless youth in the Kootenays,” explained Ellie Knox, a member of Me to We. The club raised a large part of the money beforehand over Yodel, which waived its usual administration fee, but also collected a fair bit on the street. They decided to support Cicada because they wanted to do something for youth in need and Cicada is the only youth housing in the region. When discussing what cause to support, they also decided that their community includes the entire West Kootenays, not just Rossland. Youth passed the time by speaking

with people on the street about why they were camping out, cooking hot dogs, playing games and playing music around the fire. Mike Kent, coordinator for the Rossland Youth Action, which supports the Me to We club, said that, “The goal was not [for the kids] to come away thinking they know what it might be like to be homeless — they understand that this experience in no way reflects what it is like to be truly without a place to stay. The group wanted to have the opportunity to raise awareness, break stereotypes and challenge misconceptions about homelessness.”

“We’ve had a lot of money, a lot of donations and just a lot of conversations,” said Knox. “It’s a great way to give back to the community, doing something like this.” For their last two fundraisers, the Me to We Club did a We Are Silent event that raised $1930 for the WINS Transition House in Trail, and wrapped Christmas presents to raise money for the West Kootenay Friends of Refugees. Those who missed Friday night’s event can still help the Me to We youth reach their $2000 goal for Cicada by visiting from_homeless_to_home.yodel. org/challenge/we-wont-rest.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT BENEFITS HEALTH FOUNDATION Dawna Kavanagh and Carolyn Cameron held a concert at Mayor Kathy Moore’s house on Friday night to raise money for the KBRH Health Foundation’s Airborn Isolation Room campaign. The concert was titled Music of Vienna, and featured music from composers with a link to the city. The exception was the piece Kavanagh and Cameron played for the encore, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

Death Race brings more excitement to Carnival CHELSEA NOVAK Rossland News

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Farmers’ co-op launches crowdfunding campaign Imagine a healthy, abundant secure local food future. It’s not magic, but it requires a grand vision, cooperation, and buy-in from food producers, stores, restaurants and, most importantly, you. Local farmers are passionate about growing beautiful, healthy food. But they struggle against a tide of low wages, expensive land, inexpensive imported food, and inadequate local supply systems. Years ago, 75 per cent of the food we consumed in this region was grown locally. Today, that number

is down to five per cent. In order to change these statistics, we need to be able to find nutritious and affordable locally grown food everywhere we shop and dine. The newly formed Kootenay and Boundary Food Producers Co-op has a vision for change. Its goal is to provide much needed infrastructure and support services to food producers in the area: rebuilding a local distribution system, helping to expand markets, creating long-term storage for crops to be stored over winter, and providing access to a value added

processing facility. In short, the critical things farmers and processors need to make their businesses viable. Last year the co-op began the work to build a membership of local farmers and secondary food producers, which is an ongoing priority. They also conducted a successful food distribution pilot between a few farmers, stores and restaurants. These initiatives resulted in the farmer members gaining an extra day to stay on their farm and do what they love — farm.

The co-op is working with all the food groups and associations in the region to ensure we are not duplicating efforts but building stronger together. If you would like to be a part of making this a reality the co-op needs your help: there is a crowd funding campaign on until only Jan. 29. Go to igg.me/ at/ThrivingKootenayLocal and check out how easy it is to join your community in putting your support behind our local farmers and food processors to bring this vision to life.

This Winter Carnival weekend, Rossland will hold its very own Death Race. A new event, the Death Race is a snow skating race down Spokane St. that will take place Sunday, Jan. 31 at noon. “[A snow skate] is like a skateboard with a ski on it instead of wheels,” explains Jesse Cox, organizer for the event. Participants in the Death Race will take off down Spokane St. all at once and the winner will collect the pot from the entry fees. Cox estimates there will be 15 to 20 people participating in the event. “Everyone is just going to [register] in the morning before the race,” he says. “I know who has all the boards in town, so it’ll be about 15 or 20.” The entry fee is $10 and helmets, waivers and leashes are mandatory.

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Crowe hosts New Year’s Debate Classic

Final results are in for the seventh annual JL Crowe Secondary Debate Tourney last Saturday. Teams participated from Nelson, Rossland, Castlegar and Trail. This year’s tournament consisted of two rounds of cross- examination in the morning and a round of impromptu style in the afternoon. The topics were: “Be it resolved that consumerism is responsible for climate change.” for the cross-examination rounds and the students had a choice of “Be it resolved that laughter is the best medicine or intelligence is enough” for the impromptu round. In the impromptu style students were given the topic one half hour before presenting both the proposition and opposition cases. Local results for each of the schools and categories are as follows: in the novice competition, Chloe Zacharias and Bethany Worsnop of JL Crowe placed first, Dylan Gyr/Jack Ross and Suki Simmington of Wildflower School in Nelson placed second and Jessica Smithies paired with Carter Erickson of Kinnaird Elementary of Castlegar third. Individually, Chloe Zacharias was first, Bethany Worsnop, second and Suki Simmington was third. For the debate portion of the competition the junior and senior categories were combined due to the number of teams registered in

both divisions. The results for the junior category, Sophie Edney and Margaret Saville from LV Rogers Secondary came in first place, second place went to Justin Ma and Chris Mountain from JL Crowe and third place went to Hita Manhas and Jaden How from LV Rogers Secondary. Individually, Sophie Edney of LV Rogers placed first, Justin Ma of JL Crowe was second, and Hita Manhas of LV Rogers was third. Chris Mountain was fourth (JLC), Margaret Saville (LVR) took fifth place and Jaden How was sixth. In the senior category, the team of Maggie Chan and Hannah Flick placed first and Shaurya Sharma and Liam Walters of JL Crowe Secondary placed second. Individually, Shaurya Sharma placed first, Maggie Chan second, Hannah Flick third and Liam Walters fourth. In the end, strong arguments were presented for the reasons behind climate change and while the topic appeared one sided at the onset students realized the implications of time and how cyclical variations have played a role. “Intelligence is enough” brought forward interesting and fun discussion and lightened the course of the day. And yes, the negative team triumphed a number of times! Congratulations were extended

Top to bottom: Junior Division (from the left); Chris Mountain, Justin Ma, Margaret Saville, Sophie Edney, Hita Mahas, Jaden How. Senior Division (from the left); Maggie Chan, Hannah Flick, Shaurya Sharma, Liam Walters. Novice Division (from the left); Brian Chan, Scarlet Guy, Jessica Smithies, Carter Erickson, Bethany Worsnop, Chloe Zacharias. to all participants and a very big thank you was given to the helpers, chairpersons/timers and the members of the community who contributed to the day’s events. The students now look forward to the last local novice tournament to be held in Castlegar and the junior and senior competition in Nelson at the end of January.

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The Rossland Public Library will be celebrating Family Literacy Day on Friday, Jan. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The celebration is part of Family Literacy Week, which is held Canada-wide from Jan. 24 to 30, and is being held in partnership with the Strong Start program, which will be held at the library on Friday. “Strong Start will happen here

instead of up at RSS, so that’s 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.,” says Beverley Rintoul, library director. There will also be lots of family fun at the event. “There’s going to be stories [and] there’s going to be the opportunity to dress up as a character from one of the stories and get your picture taken in the photo booth,” says Rintoul. There will also be crafts, games, snacks, and hopefully an ice slide. “The kids love it,” says Rintoul.

Family Literacy Day is about encouraging families to learn and read together. “Because that’s how kids learn the best is if you read to them. If they see you reading, they’ll think reading’s cool,” says Rintoul. “So it’s more about getting families in to do things like that. Like summer reading club is about getting kids to read, but this is more about family engagement.” This year the theme for Family Literacy Week is unplug and play!

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for the 2016-2017 school year will be held during the week of February 1-5, 2016. Children who turn 5 years old between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016, should plan to be registered for Kindergarten September 2016 during Kindergarten registration week, February 1-5, 2016. Please note the following: • Kindergarten is a full-day, every day program. • Parents/Guardians should bring their child’s Birth Certificate, Care Card and, if applicable, legal documents regarding custody, with them when registering. • All Kindergarten students should register at their catchment area school. • Once registered, parents/guardians can opt to: - fill out a Student Transfer Request form if they would like their child to attend a different school, or - fill out a Language Program Application Form if they would like their child to attend the Russian Bilingual Language Program or the Early French Immersion Language Program (both Language Programs are offered at Twin Rivers Elementary School in Castlegar). • Families opting to transfer, or applying to a Language Program, are reminded to read all information and to follow all directions as noted on each form. • Families requiring bussing should also complete a Transportation Request Form. • All forms will be available at all schools, or they can be downloaded at www.sd20.bc.ca. For further information regarding the language programs offered at Kindergarten, please contact Kere MacGregor, Principal, Twin Rivers Elementary (250-365-8465 ext 650); Denise Flick, Vice-Principal, Twin Rivers Elementary (250-365-5744 ext 649); or Bill Ford, Assistant Superintendent (250-368-2230).

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Eligible projects may include backcountry trail networks, swimming pools, ice rinks, curling arenas, sports fields and parks.

Deadline for first of two intakes is Monday, March 14.

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January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month CHELSEA NOVAK Rossland News

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and Alzheimer Society BC offers support for locals affected by the disease. Julie Leffelaar works out of Castlegar and is the support and education

coordinator for the region. She says that the society offers a caregiver support group in Trail that meets the second Tuesday of every month, from noon to 1:30 p.m. “The caregiver could be a wife, a daughter, they may be living with the person, the person could be in care, the person could be in Halifax, so

anybody who, you know, is concerned and watching out for someone who has dementia,” says Leffelaar. Those wishing to attend the caregiver support group must contact Leffelaar first at 1-855301-6742. “People phone me and I can meet with them, and I send out packages of information. I send them all

our printed matter about how to cope, especially with different stages,” she says. Leffelaar will also be offering a workshop on understanding dementia in Rossland on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Rossland Public Library. All the services offered by Alzheimer Society BC are free to families.

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Correction The Jan. 21 issue of Rossland News incorrectly identified Christine Andison as the president of the Red Mountain Racers. She is in fact the past president and Melannie Vockeroth is the new president.

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Beware of a crusading Baptist minister RON SHEARER

rshearer@mail.ubc.ca One of the legacies of the mayoralty of Robert Scott was a relaxed attitude to opening hours of saloons and to gambling. In 1902, for a civic administration with a serious shortage of funds, this legacy seemed to offer interesting opportunities — but there were serious consequences. Commercial gambling was illegal under the Criminal Code of Canada, but the urge to gamble was widespread and deep seated. Could this urge be turned to the city’s advantage to help reduce its financial problems? The model

would be the longstanding policy toward prostitution, which was also illegal. Gambling like prostitution would be tolerated, with the operators paying a monthly fine — paying for an implicit, but illicit, business license. Monthly court appearances would be too public and would generate a strong public reaction. The arrangement had to be quiet and discreet. The gambling halls were instructed to choose an ambassador who would collect the monthly fines and pass the money to the chief of police who would pay it into the city’s treasury. The ambassador would also collect a smaller sum to be paid to the city’s newspapers “for advertisements” so they would not mount editorial campaigns against gambling. But there was one base uncovered. The Baptist Church welcomed a new pastor in January, 1902, J Burtt Morgan from New Brunswick. Morgan announced his presence with a stirring sermon on civic mo-

rality, decrying official tolerance — nay, promotion — of vices like drinking, gambling and prostitution and their effects on the morals of the community. The sermon received wide publicity; it should have been a warning to the administration. Several saloons opened public gambling halls, operating seven days a week, some at street level. Church goers were outraged as they walked by wide-open gambling halls on the way to Sunday services. Morgan began to publish a newsletter, “The Truth,” that provided church news along with spiritual encouragement and advice, but also railed against vice in the city, particularly gambling. The newsletter was free, delivered door-to-door to most Rossland residents (paradoxically, the paperboy was the son of the chief of police). Gambling operators applied pressure on businesses not to advertise in it, but did not succeed in suppressing the newsletter. Perhaps because

of harassment, Burtt Morgan resigned as pastor in March, 1903, to go into the insurance business. However, he published a valedictory issue of “The Truth” in which he outlined the gambling scheme, named three prominent people as facilitators and implied that they skimmed off part of the gamblers’ “fines”: Alderman and Police Commissioner Harry Daniels, Chief of Police John Ingram and Police Court Magistrate John Boultbee. Ingram and Boultbee remained silent, but an outraged Daniels charged Morgan with criminal libel, an offence that carried a prison sentence if proven. The preliminary hearing in Police Court, presided over by two justices of the peace, was a farce. The lawyers paralyzed the court with legal arguments and objections. The justices, apparently advised by Magistrate Boultbee (who was hardly a disinterested party), grew increasingly frustrated. Neither justice had legal training; they were obviously out of Christine Esovoloff Sales Associate

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their depth. Out of the chaos, they bound Morgan over for trial by the Supreme Court at the next Assize session in Nelson. For the trial, the two key witnesses were unavailable. The gamblers’ ambassador had departed for Montana and Ingram was on an extended tour of the western states (which ended soon after the verdict was announced). However, the defence called operators of gambling halls who testified about the scheme. There was evidence that not all of the funds collected went to the city, but what happened to the residual was not explored. The jury quickly found Morgan not guilty of criminal libel and the judge gave a blistering summary oration in which he heaped distain on both the civic government and the newspapers of Rossland. What is interesting is that no criminal charges followed, either against the gambling operators or the city officials involved in the payoff scheme. Chelsea Novak Reporter

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Burtt Morgan subsequently had an undistinguished interlude in insurance in Grand Forks before becoming the front man for a Rosslandbased company that proposed to provide water and electrical power to Chilliwack and operate an electric railway between Chilliwack and New Westminster. The company was bought by BC Electric, the precursor to BC Hydro, who built the railway, and Morgan went on to a distinguished career as a senior insurance executive in Edmonton and Victoria, president of the Dominion Life Underwriters Association and determined campaigner for prohibition. Overwork led to a nervous breakdown and commitment to the provincial mental hospital in September, 1917, where he died within three months. Rossland was not alone in attempting to harness gambling for fiscal purposes, but perhaps its experience should be a cautionary tale for twenty-first century governments.

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Trail Stingrays kept afloat CHELSEA NOVAK Rossland News

Council approves Trail recreation subsidies Sean Miller, president of the Trail Stingrays, spoke to Rossland city council during public engagement about the added expense the Stingrays face for Rossland swimmers. Later during the meeting, council voted to include $50,000 in the 2016 annual budget for a subsidy program for use of Trail recreation facilities. Council also voted to pay out $9,250 in claims that were made in 2015 for a subsidy benefiting seniors, youth and the disabled. Council then voted to set aside $14,670 for similar claims in 2016. Council then considered setting aside the remainder of the $50,000 ($26,080) for a subsidy for two 10-visit passes to the Trail Aquatic Centre for any Rossland resident, but was concerned about cutting other sports out of the subsidy, so instead voted to have staff come back with more information about other programs in Trail that would require subsidy. Mayor Kathy Moore and councillors are open to hearing from the public on this issue. Tourism Rossland update Deanne Steven from Tourism Rossland

presented a Tourism Rossland update to council and submitted a Community Funding Application for $31,855, which would be equal to business license revenue. In previous years Tourism Rossland has received $22,803. Any additional funding received this year would be spent on events coordination and marketing. Council will make a decision regarding this request when they put together this year’s budget. Steven also requested a letter of support for Tourism of Rossland’s application to renew the Municipal and Regional District Tax for the next five years. They are making a request to raise the tax from two to three per cent, and 84 per cent of Rossland accommodators are in favor. Council approved the request for support. City joins Kootenay Car share Council received a request that the City of Rossland join Kootenay Car share and register up to four employees as members. Councillor voted to approve the request and only Councillor Lloyd McLellan was opposed, because he didn’t think it would save the city any money. Council voted to pay for the fees using the care of climate reserve. Easy Peezy station at City Hall Council voted to convert the men’s washroom in the front of City Hall to a family-

friendly Easy Peezy washroom with a change table, step stool and signage. Water and sewer rates Once again council faced the question of what to do about updating Rossland’s water and sewer rates, and voted to move forward by increasing rates by 4.5 per cent across the board, effective beginning the second quarter of 2016. Council did a first and second reading of the bylaws; they have not yet been adopted. Chairs needed Both the Sustainability Commission and the Rossland Library Board are seeking new chairs. Contact Councillor Andrew Zwicker at councillorzwicker@rossland.ca for more information on the commission chair position and Councillor Andy Morel at councillormorel@rossland.ca for more information on the library chair position. Skatepark drama Councillor Lloyd McLellan made a motion to have the team boring holes on Washington St. also bore holes in the arena parking lot to see if it would be possible to use it as a location for the Rossland Skatepark, instead of the Emcon lot. The motion was defeated, with councillors McLellan and John Greene opposed.

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New grants available; CBT announces $9 million SHERI REGNIER Rossland News

A new program added to Columbia Basin Trust’s (CBT) granting cycle is welcoming news for communities in the Basin. Recreation Infrastructure Grants are offering $3 million per year over the next three years to help groups and organizations with construction of new recreation projects or upgrades to existing infrastructure. The funds are earmarked for

improvements to structures and spaces like back country trail networks, swimming pools, ice rinks, curling arenas, sports fields and parks. Groups can receive up to 70 per cent of project costs to a maximum of $500,000. CBT maintains investing in recreation encourages residents to live active and healthy lifestyles, as well as supports tourism in the region. “Residents have told us that recreation and physical activity are important to them

both in terms of lifestyle and health,” says Neil Muth, CBT president and chief executive officer. “We’re pleased we can quickly address their needs and wishes by acting on this priority. Substantial support like this will help create significant benefits in communities.” The program is a result of considerable public consultation, and is an avenue to back recreation projects on a larger scale in a relatively short time period. Though it’s early in the game,

Montrose was encouraged by the news, hoping to gain monetary support for skate park improvements after being turned down for financial backing from the Canada 150 grant program. Trail was also denied its Canada 150 grant to construct a new skate park and improve the Aquatic Centre gym. Applications are open for the first intake now until March 14. A second intake is slated for July. To learn more about the trust’s programs and initiatives, visit cbt.org.

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Look up and live Whether you’re doing exterior renovations, pruning trees, or clearing snow off your roof, don’t risk making contact with overhead power lines. Always keep 3 metres (10 feet) away from overhead power lines. In an emergency, call FortisBC at 1-866-436-7847 or 911. For more information on electrical safety, visit fortisbc.com/safetytips. FortisBC uses the FortisBC name and logo under license from Fortis Inc. (15-269.12 1/2016)

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2016 ROSSLAND WINTER CARNIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ALL WEEkEND

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• Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday the world famous professional carving team from Slocan Snow Sculptures will be creating spectacular snow sculptures downtown and an amazing kids’ double slide at the library

• 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Rossland Public Library - Visit the Kids’ double slide and view the snow sculpture in the yard.

• 7:30-10:00 am Firefighters Pancake Breakfast. Located at the fire hall on 2nd Ave - $5 • 8:00 am Golden Bear Children’s Centre (2058 Spokane St) will be hosting a hot beverage stand at bottom of the bobsled course

• Blizzard Music Festival presenting great music all weekend. Tickets and 3 day passes to all musical events www. blizzardmusicfest.com

• 10:00 am - 2:00pm Fat Bike Demo at the base of RED Mountain Resort. Helmets required. Free but CC and Driver’s License required as a deposit on the bike. Minors must have a parent’s or guardian’s signature on the waiver. Contact Revolution Cycle (250) 362-5688

• Free Ice Skating at Washington & 4th Ave open to the public all weekend weather permitting

• 1:00 pm King of the Mountain Race - Ski, telemark & snow board at RED Mountain Resort $20 registration 12:00 pm

• 9:30 am GOAT FM and JUICE FM presents The Sonny Samuelson Bobsled Race down Spokane St. kelly@adventureengine. com. Award presentation 1:30 pm at Olaus Ice Palace (Queen & Columbia) Rossland Beer Company will present beer glasses to the bobsled champs.

• 1:00 - 3:00 pm Learn to Luge at RED Mountain Resort. Helmets, snow boots and waivers mandatory $10 Registration at the course.

• 1:00 - 3:00 pm Learn to Luge at RED Mountain Resort. Helmets, snow boots and waivers mandatory $10. Registration at the course. • 2:00 - 6:00 pm RMM Winter Farmer’s Market at the Miner’s Hall (1765 Columbia Ave) Join us for all your local shopping under one roof - fresh food, handmade goods and live music. • 6:00 pm Blizzard Music Festival presents Brett Nelson and Steph Cameron (7:00 pm) at The Alpine Grind (2104 Columbia Ave) • 6:00 - 9:00 pm RED Mountain Resort Family Fun Night. Free night skiing and boarding on T-Bar & Carpet (must obtain free pass) fire pit, marshmallow roasting and hot chocolate, tobogganing (bring your own), kids’ arts and crafts and movies in the day lodge. Cafeteria open for food services.

• 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Join us at the Rossland Museum for fresh made maple taffy, hot apple cider, hot chocolate, coffee and tea, plus winter crafts, music and snow painting. Entry by donation. • 8:00-11:00pm NEW Olaus’ Ice Palace presents live music with • Winter Carnival Poster Contest open to any artist 18 or younger. (junction of Hwy 3B & 22) info@rosslandmuseum.ca or 250-362-7722 “John Lee’s Hooker” and “The Wet Secrets” Advanced tickets Design a poster for next year’s Winter Carnival and submit poster • 2:30 - 5:00 pm Rossland Museum's 2nd Annual Snow-Making Competition. Snow-making supplies provided (particularly the • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Rossland Public Library showing historical recommended and available at RossVegas. Cover charge $10 (Bring to Nelson and District Credit Union in Rossland for display. The snow!) All ages competition. Prizes to be won! (junction of Hwy 3B fi lms at 1:00 pm and serving hot chocolate and cookies. Come for 2 pcs of ID) Queen & Columbia winner will receive $100 prize. & 22) info@rosslandmuseum.ca or 250-362-7722 a movie, stay to check out a great book! • 10:00 pm Blizzard Music Festival presents “Fresh Cut Melon” • Rossland Beer Company presents “Give us your best Olaus”. To • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm RossVegas and Powderhound and RED and “Humans” (11:00) at The Flying Steamshovel (2nd Ave and enter have your photo taken on location (1990A Columbia Ave) The • 3:00 pm DJ Soulman @ Apres Ski in The Rafters Lounge at RED Mountain Resort present “The Game” Rail Jam (Queen & Columbia) Washington St) winner of a t-shirt, a growler with a fill will be announced Sunday Mountain Resort Pre-registration Saturday 10 - 12pm @ RossVegas and RED night. • 3:00-8:00 pm Nelson & District Credit Union serving free hot Mountain Resort. Helmets and waivers mandatory. $25 and spiced apple juice at Queen and Columbia SUNDAY refundable bib deposit. Event starts at noon. THURSDAY • 5:00 pm Food vendors serving delicious international food on • 9:00 am The Olaus Invitational BC Cup Luge Race at RED Mountain • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW Snowshoe and Snow Science Tour at Resort. Helmets, snow boots and waivers mandatory $15 • 4:00 pm Open Mic @ Apres Ski in Rafters Lounge at RED Mountain Columbia Ave. Rossland Museum (junction of Hwy 3B & 22) Join Kootenay Snow Resort. • 6:00 -11:00 pm Olaus Ice Palace presents live music 8:00-10:00 pm and Fat Bike Tours for a snow discovery tour around the Rossland Registration at the course. with “No Excuse” - cover charge $5 (Bring 2 pcs of ID) • 7:00 pm Bobsled MANDATORY brake and steering inspection at Museum grounds, sharing local history and snowshoe techniques. • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sculptasaurus at Pioneer Park (Spokane & 1st Ave.) Create snowmen, snow castles and snow creatures for a the Legion (Washington & 1st Ave) NEW Bobsled has teamed up • 6:30 pm City of Rossland Carnival Parade downtown. Enter the Finish up at the Museum with warm up tea and coffee. This 45 chance to win great prizes. Bring your imagination and snow with Rossland Skatepark Association! Teams will collect pledges parade to win a Lake Louise Plus Card from RED Mountain Resort min tour is perfect for all ages, levels and experience. Limited sculpting tools. Judging at noon. for the race and proceeds will be donated to the 2016 skatepark or 1 of 2 Blizzard Music Festival Weekend Passes! Costumes and/or snowshoes available for use. First come, first served. info@ construction. Register your team $100. For further information float mandatory. Entrants meet at 6 pm at the corner of Columbia rosslandmuseum.ca or 250-362-7722 • 11:00 am NEW Fat Bike XC Race at Redstone Golf Course. contact kelly@adventureengine.com & Butte. Draw will take place after the parade. Entrants must be Registration at 10:00 am. Contact gerickcycletrail@shaw.ca or 250• 11:00 am Revolution Fat Duro - Fat Bike Enduro Race $30. 10:00 present to win. 364-1661. • 7:00 pm The Nelson and District Credit Union Winter Carnival am racers’ meeting at RED Mountain Resort in Red Conference Variety Show at RSS sponsored by the members of the NDCU. All • 7:00 pm Post Parade Extravaganza with Century 21. Free hot Room. Prizes awarded at 2:30 pm. Contact Revolution Cycle (250) • 12:00 NEW Snow Skate Downhill held on the lower section tickets at the door: $10 or family (4) $30 Advance Tickets: Adults dogs & hot cocoa for kids. (Columbia & Washington) 362-5688 of bobsled course (Spokane and 2nd Ave) Entry fees pooled. $8, students & seniors $5, Family (4) $20 available at RSS, Rossland Winner takes all! Mandatory helmets, waivers and leashes (some • 7:15 - 7:45 pm Pyro4ya! A spectacular fire show for all ages in • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Rossland Lions Club serving sausages, Credit Union and Red Pair Shoe Store. For further information: available). Pre Register at RossVegas or on site $10. Harry Lefevre Square (Columbia & Washington) hotdogs, hot chocolate, coffee and hot apple cider in Harry old_grey_mare_55@hotmail.com Pre-show at 6:30 with Richie Mann Lefevre square (Columbia & Washington) • 1:00 pm Kids’ Carnival presented by 7 Summits Centre for • 8:00 pm Blizzard Music Festival presents “The Dead Strings” and and the Golden City Fiddlers. “Shred Kelly” (9:00 pm) at The Miners’ Hall (1765 Columbia Ave) • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Ukrainian and Russian Borscht and homemade Learning at Lions campground (932 Black Bear Dr) Kids’ games & • 8:00 pm Blizzard Music Festival presents “Devin Cuddy Band” and more! Snow maze and fort, tobogganing (helmets mandatory), • 9:00 pm NEW Pyro4ya! LED Light show Extravaganza with hoop, pie served at The Legion (Washington & 1st Ave) Ben Rogers (9:00 pm) at the Old Fire Hall (1st Ave and Queen St.) snow painting, campfire, hot chocolate and smores. 12:00 pm Food vendors serving delicious international food on Tapas selections available from 5:00 pm by Premier Chef Services. staff and juggling at Olaus Ice Palace (Queen & Columbia) Columbia Ave. • 1:00 pm John Heintz Relay Race from the top of Red Mountain to • 8:00 pm Bobsled Calcutta Auction at the Legion (Washington & 1st • 9:00 pm - 1:00 am Friday Night Open Jam at the Legion Lions campground. Preregistration at Bear Country Kitchen until • 12:00 pm 4:00 pm EZ Rock presents the 18th Annual Powder (Washington & 1st Ave) for members and their guests. Ave) Bid on your favorite bobsled team. If your team places 1st, January 30th and on event day from 10:00 am-12:00 pm at RED Pounder Snow Volleyball Tournament. Co-ed 4s and beach rules. 2nd or 3rd in the race, you win cash! contact Tara Kowalchuk 250- • 10:00 pm Blizzard Music Festival presents “The Tourist Company” Mountain Resort in the Conference Room. $50 per team or $20 for $20 per team. Registration @11:45. Queen Street behind Olaus Ice 921-8272 or tara.kowalchuk@gmail.com and “The Matinee” (11:00 pm) at The Flying Steamshovel (2nd Ave individuals. Awards ceremony at Lions campground. Palace. • 10:00 pm Blizzard Music Festival presents “Van Damsel” and and Washington St) View our website for more listings, event details and great photos • 12:00 -6:00 pm Olaus Ice Palace (Queen and Columbia) no cover “Bend Sinister” (11:00pm) at The Flying Steamshovel (2nd Avenue www.rosslandwintercarnival.com charge and Washington Street) • Rossland’s many fine restaurants and cafes are open during Carnival weekend

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2016 ROSSLAND WINTER CARNIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ALL WEEkEND

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• Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday the world famous professional carving team from Slocan Snow Sculptures will be creating spectacular snow sculptures downtown and an amazing kids’ double slide at the library

• 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Rossland Public Library - Visit the Kids’ double slide and view the snow sculpture in the yard.

• 7:30-10:00 am Firefighters Pancake Breakfast. Located at the fire hall on 2nd Ave - $5 • 8:00 am Golden Bear Children’s Centre (2058 Spokane St) will be hosting a hot beverage stand at bottom of the bobsled course

• Blizzard Music Festival presenting great music all weekend. Tickets and 3 day passes to all musical events www. blizzardmusicfest.com

• 10:00 am - 2:00pm Fat Bike Demo at the base of RED Mountain Resort. Helmets required. Free but CC and Driver’s License required as a deposit on the bike. Minors must have a parent’s or guardian’s signature on the waiver. Contact Revolution Cycle (250) 362-5688

• Free Ice Skating at Washington & 4th Ave open to the public all weekend weather permitting

• 1:00 pm King of the Mountain Race - Ski, telemark & snow board at RED Mountain Resort $20 registration 12:00 pm

• 9:30 am GOAT FM and JUICE FM presents The Sonny Samuelson Bobsled Race down Spokane St. kelly@adventureengine. com. Award presentation 1:30 pm at Olaus Ice Palace (Queen & Columbia) Rossland Beer Company will present beer glasses to the bobsled champs.

• 1:00 - 3:00 pm Learn to Luge at RED Mountain Resort. Helmets, snow boots and waivers mandatory $10 Registration at the course.

• 1:00 - 3:00 pm Learn to Luge at RED Mountain Resort. Helmets, snow boots and waivers mandatory $10. Registration at the course. • 2:00 - 6:00 pm RMM Winter Farmer’s Market at the Miner’s Hall (1765 Columbia Ave) Join us for all your local shopping under one roof - fresh food, handmade goods and live music. • 6:00 pm Blizzard Music Festival presents Brett Nelson and Steph Cameron (7:00 pm) at The Alpine Grind (2104 Columbia Ave) • 6:00 - 9:00 pm RED Mountain Resort Family Fun Night. Free night skiing and boarding on T-Bar & Carpet (must obtain free pass) fire pit, marshmallow roasting and hot chocolate, tobogganing (bring your own), kids’ arts and crafts and movies in the day lodge. Cafeteria open for food services.

• 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Join us at the Rossland Museum for fresh made maple taffy, hot apple cider, hot chocolate, coffee and tea, plus winter crafts, music and snow painting. Entry by donation. • 8:00-11:00pm NEW Olaus’ Ice Palace presents live music with • Winter Carnival Poster Contest open to any artist 18 or younger. (junction of Hwy 3B & 22) info@rosslandmuseum.ca or 250-362-7722 “John Lee’s Hooker” and “The Wet Secrets” Advanced tickets Design a poster for next year’s Winter Carnival and submit poster • 2:30 - 5:00 pm Rossland Museum's 2nd Annual Snow-Making Competition. Snow-making supplies provided (particularly the • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Rossland Public Library showing historical recommended and available at RossVegas. Cover charge $10 (Bring to Nelson and District Credit Union in Rossland for display. The snow!) All ages competition. Prizes to be won! (junction of Hwy 3B fi lms at 1:00 pm and serving hot chocolate and cookies. Come for 2 pcs of ID) Queen & Columbia winner will receive $100 prize. & 22) info@rosslandmuseum.ca or 250-362-7722 a movie, stay to check out a great book! • 10:00 pm Blizzard Music Festival presents “Fresh Cut Melon” • Rossland Beer Company presents “Give us your best Olaus”. To • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm RossVegas and Powderhound and RED and “Humans” (11:00) at The Flying Steamshovel (2nd Ave and enter have your photo taken on location (1990A Columbia Ave) The • 3:00 pm DJ Soulman @ Apres Ski in The Rafters Lounge at RED Mountain Resort present “The Game” Rail Jam (Queen & Columbia) Washington St) winner of a t-shirt, a growler with a fill will be announced Sunday Mountain Resort Pre-registration Saturday 10 - 12pm @ RossVegas and RED night. • 3:00-8:00 pm Nelson & District Credit Union serving free hot Mountain Resort. Helmets and waivers mandatory. $25 and spiced apple juice at Queen and Columbia SUNDAY refundable bib deposit. Event starts at noon. THURSDAY • 5:00 pm Food vendors serving delicious international food on • 9:00 am The Olaus Invitational BC Cup Luge Race at RED Mountain • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW Snowshoe and Snow Science Tour at Resort. Helmets, snow boots and waivers mandatory $15 • 4:00 pm Open Mic @ Apres Ski in Rafters Lounge at RED Mountain Columbia Ave. Rossland Museum (junction of Hwy 3B & 22) Join Kootenay Snow Resort. • 6:00 -11:00 pm Olaus Ice Palace presents live music 8:00-10:00 pm and Fat Bike Tours for a snow discovery tour around the Rossland Registration at the course. with “No Excuse” - cover charge $5 (Bring 2 pcs of ID) • 7:00 pm Bobsled MANDATORY brake and steering inspection at Museum grounds, sharing local history and snowshoe techniques. • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sculptasaurus at Pioneer Park (Spokane & 1st Ave.) Create snowmen, snow castles and snow creatures for a the Legion (Washington & 1st Ave) NEW Bobsled has teamed up • 6:30 pm City of Rossland Carnival Parade downtown. Enter the Finish up at the Museum with warm up tea and coffee. This 45 chance to win great prizes. Bring your imagination and snow with Rossland Skatepark Association! Teams will collect pledges parade to win a Lake Louise Plus Card from RED Mountain Resort min tour is perfect for all ages, levels and experience. Limited sculpting tools. Judging at noon. for the race and proceeds will be donated to the 2016 skatepark or 1 of 2 Blizzard Music Festival Weekend Passes! Costumes and/or snowshoes available for use. First come, first served. info@ construction. Register your team $100. For further information float mandatory. Entrants meet at 6 pm at the corner of Columbia rosslandmuseum.ca or 250-362-7722 • 11:00 am NEW Fat Bike XC Race at Redstone Golf Course. contact kelly@adventureengine.com & Butte. Draw will take place after the parade. Entrants must be Registration at 10:00 am. Contact gerickcycletrail@shaw.ca or 250• 11:00 am Revolution Fat Duro - Fat Bike Enduro Race $30. 10:00 present to win. 364-1661. • 7:00 pm The Nelson and District Credit Union Winter Carnival am racers’ meeting at RED Mountain Resort in Red Conference Variety Show at RSS sponsored by the members of the NDCU. All • 7:00 pm Post Parade Extravaganza with Century 21. Free hot Room. Prizes awarded at 2:30 pm. Contact Revolution Cycle (250) • 12:00 NEW Snow Skate Downhill held on the lower section tickets at the door: $10 or family (4) $30 Advance Tickets: Adults dogs & hot cocoa for kids. (Columbia & Washington) 362-5688 of bobsled course (Spokane and 2nd Ave) Entry fees pooled. $8, students & seniors $5, Family (4) $20 available at RSS, Rossland Winner takes all! Mandatory helmets, waivers and leashes (some • 7:15 - 7:45 pm Pyro4ya! A spectacular fire show for all ages in • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Rossland Lions Club serving sausages, Credit Union and Red Pair Shoe Store. For further information: available). Pre Register at RossVegas or on site $10. Harry Lefevre Square (Columbia & Washington) hotdogs, hot chocolate, coffee and hot apple cider in Harry old_grey_mare_55@hotmail.com Pre-show at 6:30 with Richie Mann Lefevre square (Columbia & Washington) • 1:00 pm Kids’ Carnival presented by 7 Summits Centre for • 8:00 pm Blizzard Music Festival presents “The Dead Strings” and and the Golden City Fiddlers. “Shred Kelly” (9:00 pm) at The Miners’ Hall (1765 Columbia Ave) • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Ukrainian and Russian Borscht and homemade Learning at Lions campground (932 Black Bear Dr) Kids’ games & • 8:00 pm Blizzard Music Festival presents “Devin Cuddy Band” and more! Snow maze and fort, tobogganing (helmets mandatory), • 9:00 pm NEW Pyro4ya! LED Light show Extravaganza with hoop, pie served at The Legion (Washington & 1st Ave) Ben Rogers (9:00 pm) at the Old Fire Hall (1st Ave and Queen St.) snow painting, campfire, hot chocolate and smores. 12:00 pm Food vendors serving delicious international food on Tapas selections available from 5:00 pm by Premier Chef Services. staff and juggling at Olaus Ice Palace (Queen & Columbia) Columbia Ave. • 1:00 pm John Heintz Relay Race from the top of Red Mountain to • 8:00 pm Bobsled Calcutta Auction at the Legion (Washington & 1st • 9:00 pm - 1:00 am Friday Night Open Jam at the Legion Lions campground. Preregistration at Bear Country Kitchen until • 12:00 pm 4:00 pm EZ Rock presents the 18th Annual Powder (Washington & 1st Ave) for members and their guests. Ave) Bid on your favorite bobsled team. If your team places 1st, January 30th and on event day from 10:00 am-12:00 pm at RED Pounder Snow Volleyball Tournament. Co-ed 4s and beach rules. 2nd or 3rd in the race, you win cash! contact Tara Kowalchuk 250- • 10:00 pm Blizzard Music Festival presents “The Tourist Company” Mountain Resort in the Conference Room. $50 per team or $20 for $20 per team. Registration @11:45. Queen Street behind Olaus Ice 921-8272 or tara.kowalchuk@gmail.com and “The Matinee” (11:00 pm) at The Flying Steamshovel (2nd Ave individuals. Awards ceremony at Lions campground. Palace. • 10:00 pm Blizzard Music Festival presents “Van Damsel” and and Washington St) View our website for more listings, event details and great photos • 12:00 -6:00 pm Olaus Ice Palace (Queen and Columbia) no cover “Bend Sinister” (11:00pm) at The Flying Steamshovel (2nd Avenue www.rosslandwintercarnival.com charge and Washington Street) • Rossland’s many fine restaurants and cafes are open during Carnival weekend

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Community/News ROSSLAND CITY COUNCIL MEETING Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m.

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ROSSLAND MOUNTAIN MARKET Saturday, Jan. 30, 2-6 p.m. at the Miners’ Hall.

GRANDPALS Wednesdays, Feb. 24, March 30, April 27, 10 to 11 a.m. In conjunction with Rossland Seniors Centre, the Rossland Museum presents Grandpals. A great opportunity for Rossland’s senior and junior generations to come together and share

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP Monday, Feb. 15, 2 p.m. at the Kiro Wellness Center, 1500 Columbia Ave., Trail. Scheduled guest: Duane

ART DROP IN NIGHT Mondays, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. @ YAN Space, 2076 Columbia Ave. There will be no instruction, just a space to be creative with other youth artists. Come hang out and get creative! ROSSLAND BEAVER SCOUTS Mondays, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Girls and boys ages 5 to 7 years. Please contact Deanna Leask at 250-362-7118 to join.

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stories, crafts and games (preschool ages two and a half to five). Four free sessions, but please pre-book by calling 250-362-7722. Seniors interested in taking part are also welcome to get in contact.

Between Jan. 29 and Feb. 13 the Rossland Public Library will be accepting non-perishable food items instead of cold hard cash for any outstanding fines. The fines are in place to remind people that they are, indeed, borrowing items from the library. When they are returned late, it means someone else is missing the opportunity to discover those items. However, the library knows that even with the best intentions, things happen. The book falls down the back of the sofa, the movie slides under the car seat. “We don’t want people to be embarrassed or stop coming to the library because they owe us money,” said director, Beverley Rintoul. “Food for Fines clears your fines and your conscience while helping out the less fortunate in our community.” Starting Winter Carnival weekend and ending Valentine’s Day weekend, bring in your overdue books, movies and magazines and a food bank donation. The library will waive your fees and the food bank will fill its shelves. Feel free to drop off aw donation, even if you don’t owe the library money!

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.

ONGOING

MUSEUM SATURDAY CRAFTERNOONS Stop in anytime Saturdays between 1 to 3 p.m. for Crafternoons in the Discovery Zone! Crafts and activities for kids of all ages. Free with adult admission. Parents can feel free to look around the museum while we craft with the kids. The Museum is openall winter Wednesdays to Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate available to keep you warm! Contact: 250-3627722 or info@rosslandmuseum.ca.

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from noon to 2 p.m. The Alzheimer Society runs a monthly dementia caregiver support group in Trail, for residents who want to prepare themselves with current information that will help improve quality of life with the disease. The group offers the chance to exchange information and friendship with others affected by dementia, access the most current information, and learn and share practical tips for coping with change. For more information and for specific location details, contact Julie Leffelaar at 1-855-301-6742 or jleffelaar@alzheimerbc.org.

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MUSIC NIGHT Tuesdays, 6:20 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. @ YAN Space, 2076 Columbia Ave. Drop in event for ages 12 to 18. How do you like to music? Come to the YAN Space and immerse yourself in anything/everything music. No prior music-ing experience necessary.

MAKERLAB FOR YOUTH 12-18 Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. @ YAN Space, 2076 Columbia Ave. Newly renovated and expanded for this year, the Makerlab is a meeting ground for youth who share a keen interest in all aspects of technology. Bring your technology project, whether it is robotics, motion graphics, creating and printing 3D models, or something completely different. You don’t need experience, just an enthusiasm for technology! By donation.

SLURPS AND BURPS FEEDING GROUP Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Family Obstetrics Clinic, Fourth 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!

AFTER SCHOOL KID’S CLUB Wednesdays, Feb. 3 to May 25, 3 to 5 p.m. Drop in for after school fun! Explore science, create crafts, and play games. The museum has tonnes of resources for kids interested in geology, science, history, and more! Bring a snack, and enjoy two hours of supervised fun. For ages five to 12. Drop in $8/child for non-members. Buy a punch pass and get one free visit. Can also pre-pay by calling 250-362-7722.

ADULT CO-ED REC HOCKEY Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. Join this fun, co-ed recreational program of non-contact drop-in hockey. Please enter on Second Ave. This is fun, no contact, no pressure hockey! Full equipment is required and some experience necessary.

GIRL TALK FOR GIRLS 14-18 Wednesdays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. @ YAN Space, 2076 Columbia Ave. Want some time to just relax, talk, and hang out doing cool things with other girls? We have all kinds of awesome, inclusive, creative activities for you at Girl Talk. No pressure, chillspace, girls only! Free.

GROUP OFFERS SUPPORT, INFORMATION FOR TRAIL FAMILIES LIVING WITH DEMENTIA The second Tuesday of each month,

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LOCAL WRITERS DISCUSSION Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 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 atlesanderson66@ gmail.com or phone 250-362-5532.

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In School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia), Kindergarten registration week is Feb. 1-5, at your child’s catchment area school. This is such an exciting time for families as they look forward to this major milestone in their child’s life. We all want to give our children the best education possible that will help them to thrive and grow into incredible, caring adults ready to take on the world. One of the ways that we can give our children the very best outcome is enroll them in a second language program. The gift of language is an investment that will last a lifetime. Current research is very clear, learning a second language actually makes your child’s brain grow and it doesn’t matter which second language that is — Russian, French, Italian, Spanish — it’s all good. The benefits of learning a second language have been well researched. It not only grows the language centers of the brain, but improves a child’s overall academic performance. Acquiring a second language improves

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 250-3629465. Thursday 9:30 to 11 a.m. Seniors stretching exercises and morning tea and snacks. ROSSLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY Lego Club: First and third Thursday of the month, 3-4 p.m. Library Bingo: Second Thursday of the month. Pick up card at the library. Movies and Munchies: Third Thursday of the month, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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This is your province on weed TOM FLETCHER Black Press With unlicensed marijuana dispensaries popping up in urban areas and thousands of unregulated medical licences for home growing still in legal limbo, the Trudeau government is starting work on its promise to legalize recreational use. Marijuana was a media darling in the recent election, but meeting in Vancouver with provincial ministers last week, federal Health Minister Jane Philpott found herself preoccupied with issues deemed more urgent. These include shifting our postwar acute hospital model to com-

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end of March. Lake noted that Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is keen to sell marijuana through the province’s monopoly liquor stores. BC’s government liquor store union has also endorsed this idea, forming an unlikely alliance with non-union private stores to get in on the action. “There are public health officials that I’ve talked to who say that the co-location of marijuana and liquor sales is not advisable from a public health perspective,” Lake said. “I think whatever we do it has to be highly regulated, quality control has to be excellent and above all we must protect young people.” Yes, liquor stores check ID. But the notion that marijuana might be sold next to beer and vodka in government stores deserves sober second thought, and serious scientific work of the kind that has shown damage to developing brains from teenage

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Rotary Club of Rossland celebrates 65 years CHELSEA NOVAK Rossland News

The Rotary Club of Rossland is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. At the same time, one of its oldest members is celebrating 50 years with the club and his 80th birthday. Mike Pistak was first asked to join Rotary just over 50 years ago, and has since served as club president for five terms, three of them consecutive. He was born and raised in Trail, and after studying microbiology, settled in Rossland with his wife Barb, where he worked as a diamond driller contractor and she worked as a nurse. As Rotary clubs don’t typically focus on publicity and because most of the Rotary Club of Rossland’s records and memorabilia were twice destroyed by fire, Pistak’s 50 year history with the club and his recollections of the club’s activities over the years are invaluable. Back when the Rotary club first started, it was often the community organization that received federal funds for construction and other projects. The club managed funds and organized construction for the Rossland

Museum and the Golden City Manor in 1974. It did the same for the Rotary Health Centre in the early 1960s and for the Rossland Library in the 1970s. The Rossland club has been involved in several aspects of the Miners’ Hall’s ongoing renovations since the 1970s, raising funds, and donating time and materials. In 2008 and 2009, Rotary spearheaded a major project on the hall and completed a $40,000 renovation to the kitchen facility. In 1983, the Rossland Rotary Club stepped up to become contractors and receive federal funds for the building of the emergency room ambulance entrance at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital in Rossland. Rossland Rotary also raised funds for the orthopedic clinic to purchase their first scopes and other specialty equipment. The club had an influential hand in creating at least six parks in Rossland. In the 1970s, Rotary raised funds for the original playground equipment at MacLean Elementary School and in the 1970s and 1980s raised funds for improvements to the Rossland pool. In the 1980s, the club received federal funds to create Jubilee Park, and created Nickelplate

Tegucigalpa Market Children program has roots in the Kootenays In Tegucigalpa, Honduras, the poorest of the poor families are working in the public markets and in the local dump. The children of the mostly single women working in the markets were not attending school. As these children became teenagers, some of the children drifted into gangs and petty theft or, at best, took over their mother’s stall in the market. The Rotarians of Tegucigalpa decided to break the circle of poverty by educating the children under the Tegucigalpa Market Children Program. Since its start in 1990, this work expanded to include Rotarians in Kelowna and Castlegar. Ron and Elaine Ross of Castlegar Rotary have done a remarkable job of funding and managing the program through the H.E.L.P. Honduras Society and its partner agreement with Alternativas Y Oportunidades (AYO), a Honduran NGO. School is free in Honduras (including the public university) but children can’t attend without a uniform, shoes, books, and school supplies. These children cannot afford these items, so HELP Honduras provides this for each student as well as other support to maintain success at the highest level possible: tutors as needed, parenting courses, family activities, preventive health, vocational and educational programs. The philosophy is to look after the whole family so that the student has the necessary support both inside and outside of the family and therefore the greatest possibility to succeed. For more information and to donate: www. helphonduras.com or visit www.rosslandrotary.org to contact a Rossland Rotarian.

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Rotary Park in the 1980s and 1990s. Rotary also worked with the Lion’s Club to construct the barbecue building at Centennial Park. Since its founding in 1951, the club has provided scholarship funds for local students and has participated in Rotary Youth Exchange. The club has made it possible for many

Rossland adults and youth to participate in various club programs. Some programs allow community members to visit or live in another country — like the Rotary Youth Exchange and the Rotary Group Study Exchange. Other programs focus on youth education and leadership skills — like Adventures in Citizenship, Adventures in Technology, the Rotary Youth Leadership Program, and the Rossland Interact Club. The club also contributes to international programs, such as Polio Plus, Tegucigalpa Market Children, sanitation in India, temporary housing for people affected by natural disasters through the Shelter Box program, Rossland Rotary Interact Club’s international projects, and the club hosts Rotarians from around the globe. Today, the Rossland Rotary Club membership includes 24 adults of all ages. Anyone is welcome to learn more about Rotary by attending a club meeting and Rossland Rotarians always appreciate the opportunity to get to know community-minded and service-oriented people who like the idea of giving back to the community. For more information about the Rotary Club of Rossland visit www.rosslandrotary.org.

PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS RECOGNIZED Multiple-time Paul Harris Fellow Michael Robbins and first-time Paul Harris Fellow Sheree Sonfield were recognized in January. Paul Harris founded Rotary International in 1905. In his honor, there is a Rotary Club tradition to recognize people who have contributed at least $1,000 to the Annual Program Fund, the Polio Plus Fund or the Humanitarian Grants Program of the Rotary Foundation as “Paul Harris Fellows.”

Seeking youth applicants for Rotary programs Rossland Rotary is currently seeking applicants to go to Ottawa for Adventures in Citizenship and Saskatoon for Adventures in Technology this spring to participate in these unique 3-4 day opportunities. A limit of 200 students from all over Canada will go to Adventures in Citizenship, and a limit of 37 students from Western Canada will go to Adventures in Technology. The club can sponsor one student per event. At Adventures in Citizenship, select young Canadians come together to gain a better understanding of our country. Through meetings with political leaders, senior officials and others, they learn a great deal about the workings of our democratic institutions. Through meeting one another and having discussions among themselves, they learn to appreciate the diversity of Canada and the privileges and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship. At Adventures in Technology, select high school students participate in an intense exploration of advanced technology, research, development and applications. Participants

will be able to open the doors to an exciting array of some of Canada’s finest corporations and research facilities including the University of Saskatchewan, Areva Resources Ltd, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan and the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron to name just a few. All program fees, airfare, and lodging are paid by Rotary Club of Rossland and its sponsors: Nelson District Credit Union (NDCU), Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST), and Nuclear Medicine services at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH). For more information and to obtain an application visit www.rosslandrotary.org.

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Red Mountain Resort welcomed over 200 of North America’s best free skiers for its annual Canadian Open Freeride Championships on the weekend, with stellar results from Red Mountain skiers. Links Line and Papoose Bowl on Granite Mountain provided optimal conditions for competitors seeking challenging black-diamond terrain to cliff drop and rock hop their way to the finish. “It’s a two-star event,” said Nicole Briggs, marketing and events manager for Red Mountain. “It’s listed as one of the IFSA’s national ranking events, where athletes can compete to gain points, and then those points get them into ultimately the free-skiing world tour.” Red Mountain Academy’s (RMA) Simon Hillis and Logan Merringer took first and third place respectively in the Male 12-14 category. Hillis led all the way, after posting the top score, 30.1, in his first run, the Rossland skier improved on his second descent with a 31.0 run, for a combined final score of 61.8 to beat out Adam Kuch of Whitewater with 60.8, and Merringer with 60.5. The juniors competed on Friday and Saturday in three age categories, 7-11, 12-14, and 15-18, while collegiate skiers, 18 to 24 years old, started Monday with final runs going Tuesday. RMA’s Samara Kuhn placed second in the Female 12-14 category, moving up from sixth spot with a

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