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Council have denied Rossland Radio Co-op’s request to move the radio tower from Second Street to the co-op’s present location on Columbia Avenue. Coun. Andy Stradling wanted council to look at other places for the tower. “I struggled to understand why we were talking about a repeater at a new location without really trying to find a way to make the current tower more effective.,� Stradling said. “It’s much easier to keep the large tower in it’s current location and find a way to make it work better than to relocate it and then look for a repeater.� Stradling said he wished he could have talked to Marty Cancilla, who proposed the move, about why they wanted to move it and not find another way to just boost the signal. He said he is also concerned about moving a large structure, like the tower, to a temporary leased city building, since it could lock the city into the building. “As long as theres no reason for it to leave its current location I’d like to see a no, but if that’s the case, I’d just like to explore other options.� Coun. Jill Spearn said that council had been gracious in giving the co-op the Rotary building. “We were generous enough to let them move into that building and use that building of the city’s,� she said, “And now we’re being asked for this gigantic tower, which really I’m so glad that a letter from one of the residents pointed out the disproportion of what it looked like in the picture. For me it’s totally incongruent with that neighbourhood.� Spearn called the tower an eyesore and was not in favour of it impacting the entrance of our city. “I, too, am fovour of the co-op, but the building came and now this is the second part of it which, kind of limits up to the use of that building.� Spearn said she’s always been an advocate of getting rid of the building, sighting that it could be something along the line of housing for seniors. Coun. Kathy Wallace agreed, saying she was in favour of the co-op, but would like to them find a home that would provide long-term sustainability, which she Continued on P. 3

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continued from P. 1 didn’t think the Rotary building could provide. “The aesthetics of putting that 17 metre tower there is just not a good idea,” Wallace said. “I would like to see them find a longterm home and I’ve got some ideas of where that would be.” Wallace said there are just too many things up in the air in the community at the moment. Coun. Hanne Smith said the motion was tough, since she supports the co-op, but also didn’t see the location as the right place for the tower. “I’m with Coun. Stradling in hoping that we help them with information as their going forward with the search for a place,” Smith said, suggesting that Rossland Secondary would be a great place to house the station. “It remains to be seen what our school, the facilities are going to look like in Rossland, but I thought it would be kind of cool if they went up to RSS and incorporated their radio co-op program,” Spearn said. “How great would that be?” The mayor said that out of this there could be some positive stuff for the co-op. ‘‘I do think moving a permanent facility into a temporary site is probably not the best idea for the City of Rossland or for the co-op,” he said, adding that doing something with the Neighbourhoods of Learning could be an economic driver in the community. The decision was unanimous to deny the co-ops request.The mayor added that it isn’t to say that they don’t support the the co-op.

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The Rossland courthouse had to be evacuated last Thursday after a threat was called in. Trail RCMP are now investigating the security incident, which occurred shortly after 10 a.m. “A phone call was placed to the Provincial Crown Counsel office in Nelson, B.C. that indicated the safety and security of the public and staff at the courthouse in Rossland, B.C. may be in danger,” RCMP Corporol Dave Johnson said in a press release. “Police and the courthouse were advised immediately and the courthouse was quickly and

efficiently evacuated without any incident.” Johnson would not comment on the exact nature of the threat. A search of the building was conducted by the RCMP and B.C. Sheriffs, who determined that there was no threat to the safety of the staff or public at the courthouse. Staff returned to work and the courtrooms were put back in session. Johnson added that the investigation into the individual who made this phone call is continuing and an update will be provided when available. Police would like to thank all staff and public at the courthouse who reacted to the situation in a calm and professional manner.

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More importantly is to practice the home escape plan when you have one. Family members must know what to do in the event of a fire in their home. Plan Ahead The first step in escaping a fire in the home is to plan ahead. Installing smoke detectors in the home and being sure they are in good working order can alert family members to the presence of smoke or fire before it is too late. Together, family members can decide on an escape plan in the event of a fire in the home. Bedroom doors should be closed while people are sleeping. It takes fire 10 to 15 minutes to burn through a wooden door. That’s 10 to 15 minutes more for the person to escape. Next, family members should visit each bedroom and figure out two escape routes 1. The normal exit 2. The other exit through a door or a window Plan an Escape Route Each member of the family should know how to get safely outside by at least two routes. Family members should practice opening their windows to become familiar with their operation. Jammed windows should be identified and repaired. Never put locks or bars on windows or doors that cannot be opened from the inside. Establish a Safe Meeting Place A special meeting place should be established a safe distance from the house. It could be a mailbox, the neighbor’s driveway or a large tree in the yard. This is where everyone meets in the event of a fire. Once outside at the special meeting place, a person can be sent to the neighbor’s to call 911. Under no circumstances should anyone re-enter the burning building. Practice Your Fire Escape Plan One very good step in the planning of a home fire escape plan is to make a floor plan. Mark the regular and emergency escape routes, as well as windows, doors, stairs, and halls. A good way to practice the effectiveness of a home fire escape plan is to position each family member in his or her bed, turn all the lights off, and activate the smoke detector by depressing the test switch.

While there have been reports and property damage, the number of bears in Rossland is definitely down from last year. Sharon Wieder, from BearAware, said bears are definitely around, with people reporting seeing them on occasion, usually in the morning or at dusk. “They haven’t actually been getting into people’s yards and garbage and houses like last year,” Wieder said. “A big factor is the number of bears that were killed last year. They would have been the bears that would’ve been causing the problems and property damage.” Sixteen bears had to be put down in Rossland alone last year. “So obviously they aren’t around,” she said. “The ones that are here now would be the ones that are still a little afraid of people and not so used to being around and getting food from people.” She said that was the worst year in terms of bear activity and property damage and bears being around at all hours of the day. “I watched a bear one afternoon last year walk down the alley behind Columbia, on the north side, and there were people standing outside a couple of the businesses.” Then the bear came close enough to touch. The bear didn’t pay any attention to the people and wandered through, checking each door to see if he could get in. “A couple days before that one bear actual-

ly walked in the open door of one restaurant, right into the kitchen,” she said. “That’s how habituated they were to people.” Every time the bears get a reward from either garbage or a food source they make the connection that people equals food. They become less afraid of people. “There are two things going on here,” Wieder said. “Human habituation is when they aren’t afraid of being around people and food conditioning is when they learn to get food from people. They’re not the same because bears that are food conditioned are often still afraid of people, so they’ll come at night or when people aren’t around. Whereas bears that are human habituated are so used to being around people and not getting a negative reaction around people that they aren’t afraid of them anymore.” She said food-conditioned human-habituated bears are the worst type. “That’s typically the ones that get killed within a short period of time because there’s just no way they’re going to unlearn that behaviour.” She said it makes easy for the bears. “In reality, we live in bear country, so there’s always going to be bears in our community and the goal is to make sure that they don’t get food from people in town and move on to their natural sources.” The biggest attractant is garbage. Bears are drawn into town by the smell and will check out its source. Since they’re so powerful, they can go to a lot of trouble to get at that smell. “The goal is to, first of all, reduce the

amount of smelly garbage. Composting is a great way to do that as well as recycling. It pretty much eliminates 99 per cent of the garbage that people have and then the other source, dumpsters, just making sure that they’re secure.” While the conservation officer has had to make a few trips to Rossland, it’s nowhere where it was last year. “There have been a few bears killed. I don’t have the exact numbers,” she said. “They won’t come out until the end of the season, which is November.” This year they’ve been dealing a lot more with cougars. Wieder has had several people tell her they’ve seen cougars, and a lot of coyotes, in town throughout the summer. They are a different problem since domestic pets can be lured off and killed by both cougars and coyotes. The best thing to do is keep your animals inside or keep them really close, she says. The community fruit pressing day is also coming up this Saturday. “We’re still encouraging people to get their fruit picked or call the Harvest Rescue group to pick it, so when we set the press up on Saturday we can have a full day of turning those apples into juice.” To book a time for the fruit pressing, call David Klein at 362-9557. Wieder said it’s always a fun day and BearAware will be there in the afternoon with info on managing fruit trees in bear country and just generally talking to people about being bear aware.


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Trails are this city’s arteries

At last night’s council meeting, Coun. Jill Spearn suggested the city have a grand opening for the trail network. The trails are a celebrated part of Rossland. The city has just finished painting crosswalks where paths cross the streets, which may have been more about liability issues than trail service. nonetheless, it helps to improve the useability of the trails. A lot of work is put in every year by the Trails Society who maintain it. Without the trails Rossland would be a different town. While there are pitfalls and perils around the trails, bears and abandoned mine shafts to name a few, the trails themselves are in great shape. You may run into a bear with hands full of fruit, but he will hopefully not be too much of a bother, since he’ll be full of the ripe apples that are everywhere. It’s too bad that the golden history of mining has to leave such deep impacts in the ground and also too bad that those fractures are so difficult to fix. For instance navigating from Centennial trail head to the museum takes a brisk peddle or jaunt on the highway, because of the closed off mine area. The prognosis still doesn’t look good for the reopening of the area, which certainly is disastrous to the museum and it’s mine tour. The trails were also on spectacle for this weekend’s Rubberhead bike festival. Freshly treaded bike paths are a staple of this area, as are encounters with hikers and other bikers that just don’t happen anywhere else. You don’t often have conversations with starngers who are walking down the street nearby, but on the trails it happens much more often. We want to hear from you.

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The Recreation Department would like to introduce a few new programs at the Rossland arena and are looking for some enthusiastic hockey instructors. We’d like to introduce a “Little Gretzky’s” program – a hockey program for kids ages 3three to five, on Tuesday mornings from 11-12 p.m., and a co-ed recreational hockey program for kids ages 10 and up, also on Tuesdays, from 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. For the little girls, we’d like to introduce a “girls only” recreational hockey program for girls ages 5-10 years on Mondays, from 3:30-4:45 p.m. For the big girls (teens and women) we’ve got Fridays from 3:30-4:45 p.m. blocked off. If any of these new programs interest you and you would like to apply to be an instructor, please contact our office. More information can be found on the city’s website, at rossland.ca. Applications will be accepted until Friday at 4 p.m., in the recreation department. If you are only interested in instructing one of these programs, please contact our office. The Miners’ Hall is busy this weekend with two great evenings of entertainment. On Friday evening there’s a play being put on by the West Kootenay Francophone Association. The play is in French with English subtitles and features 17 actors ranging in age from 4 to 70 years. On Sunday, the Joe Hill Coffeehouse is at the Miners’ Hall at 7 p.m., with a great line-up of local talent. BlackJack Cross Country Ski Club is offering the first course in coaching, “Introduction to Community Coaching Workshop” on Friday evening Oct. 28 and all day Saturday Oct. 29. The “ICC” workshop is designed to provide parents and other beginner coaches with basic information and a feeling of confidence as they begin their role as a coach. It teaches coaches how to deliver a series of age-appropriate skill development sessions. Coaches are taught basic coaching skills, how to teach the fundamentals of technique, growth and development considerations, how to create a motivating learning environment, and how to set up a ski playground. It is entry level and there are no prerequisites except enthusiasm and the minimum age requirement of 16 years. If you plan to coach for BlackJack the $55 fee will be covered by the club. The second course in coaching, the on snow portion, community coaching workshop, will be the weekend of Nov. 25-27 and will give participants lots of on snow instruction to learn further steps in coaching and to improve their own skiing. This course will reinforce technical skills being taught, games

and equipment selection and preparation. Please contact Jacqui Richards at 362-9595 to register for either/both or for more information. Senior’s duffer hockey for folks 50 and up started this week! This is an ice time that’s been set aside for players over 50 with varying skills – dedicated to providing a fun and safe form of exercise for senior players. Players are expected to play the game of hockey in the spirit of fellowship and sportsmanship. All abilities are encouraged and welcome! Senior duffer hockey is on Tuesdays, from 9:30-10:45 a.m. in the Rossland arena. Kids REC hockey also starts this week – on Thursday from 3:45-5 p.m. Coach Anna Hogarth will be running the program again this winter, with the help of several enthusiastic parents and assistants. This is a great program for kids ages 5-10 who love to play hockey and have fun. Bright red jerseys have been provided by Seven Summits Contracting, but kids need all their protective gear, including a mouth guard. Rossland Quilt Guild is hosting “Every Quilt Tells a Story” on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Miners’ Hall. Admission is by donation. Tea, coffee and sweets will be available. Door prizes and raffle baskets. Vendors will be at the hall. With Christmas just around the corner, consider registering for the “make a homemade lasagne pan” class. Using red, earthenware clay, this class will teach you the basics of hand building and slab work. The result will be a hand built, oven safe, functional lasagne pan! The class runs on on Sunday Oct. 23, at 5 p.m. The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay will be coming through Rossland April 25, 2012. Rossland will be celebrating this end of day stop on the relay with a celebration that recognizes local difference makers, raises awareness about accessibility, celebrates progress that has been made and inspires a new generation to take action. Rossland is one of only 165 communities across Canada who has been invited to host an End of Day Celebration. Rosslanders are invited to log on to the Rick Hansen website, www.rickhansenrelay.com and enter the contest to be a medal bearer in the relay. The final medal bearer in Rossland should be an individual who has made a difference in Rossland. If you would like to nominate someone or would like to sit on the committee to create our “End of Day Celebration”, please contact our office!


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The Reach a Reader campaign happened last Thursday and $637.96 was raised in Rossland. The campaign was a partnership between the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and the Black Press and money raised here will stay in the Greater Trail area. Clockwise from top, Coun. Hanne Smith and Mayor Greg Granstrom gave out papers for a donation ; along with Courtney Broughton and Sarah Spicer; as well as Shelley Ackerman, Karen Bennett and Jennifer Ellis.

A little bit of courtesy goes a long way. If you don’t show it to other drivers, how can you expect to have it shown to you? The author is a retired constable with many years of trafďŹ c enforcement experience. To comment or learn more, please visit www.drivesmartbc.ca.

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A Rossland resident will be marking a century this weekend and invites everyone to come celebrate. Dorothy McCann turns 100 on Saturday. Despite her age, McCann is a vibrant, sharp lady who enjoys playing cards with her daughter, Irene Dixon, on weekends. “We’ll play cards for four hours each day,” Dixon said. “That’s what’s kept her mind sharp. You’d have trouble to beat her. She’s good.” She was born in Birtil, Sask. in 1911 at her parents’ farm house, which McCann said was the norm back then. “That’s how it was in those years,” she said. “I don’t know whether dad went and got the doctor or not, but we weren’t born at the hospital, that’s for sure. We did have a midwife stay with us for a few days.” McCann was 59 when she and her husband, Mac, bought the Allan Hotel and moved to Rossland. The Allan used to be on Columbia Avenue. They operated the hotel for over three years. “Us women put our names on the license and we went in there and helped serve beer at times,” she said, of her time at the hotel. They then sold that building and moved to the coast in order to sell a house they had there. The move didn’t last long, however, and within three months they were back in Rossland, this time getting into the clothing business. “Weiner had been after us before we even left here to take over the Weiner’s clothing store,” she said. “We didn’t know whether we wanted to do that or not. He came down while we were still in the house (on the coast) before it sold down there and talked us into coming back. So, Mac, he came back and settled it.” They sold the house on the coast and McCann joined her husband back in Rossland, now at the Weiner’s clothing store. “I guess we were there four years,” she estimated. They sold the store in 1966 to the Lyster family and it became Lyster’s clothing store. “We had a house on Columbia, we sold that,” she said. It went along with the store. They owned the last house before going up Black Bear hill on the right.

Dorothy McCann will turn 100 years old on Saturday. She will be having an open house at the Seniors Hall in Rossland. Arne Petryshen photo “So when we sold that (the clothing store) we sold the house to them and we moved back to the coast.” It was not until 1997 that they came back to Rossland and lived in the LeRoi apartments for a year until the Esling Park Lodge was finished. “They were in here on the ground floor,” Dixon said. “Before it was even built they got in on it.” The condos in the building were originally meant to be purchased and owned by the dwellers, but didn’t get enough purchasers and so became rentals. “We all bought in. We were supposed to own these apartments, but you couldn’t get enough people to come in to them. So it went rental,” she said. Mac passed away in 2000. “We were here (in the building) just a year and a half before he passed away,” she said. “He died in March and if he’d have lived another two years, we’d have been married 65 years. We had a good celebration on our 50th anniversary and we celebrated our 40th.” The reason the family originally left Saskatchewan was because Mac’s brother had a farm in White Rock. “He had daffodil bulbs and he wanted somebody to look after them,” she said. “So we came out to look after them. We had our own cows, chickens. We sold eggs to the hatchery.” Mac had been in the air force for two and a half years, but didn’t go overseas. He was stationed at the Queen Charlotte Islands for nine months. Then when he came out of

there they built a house in Birtil. “We lived there until 1948, when we came out to the coast. We had our four children then. We were going to stay there. Then when this other thing came up about bulbs, we came out here,” she said, estimating she’s moved more than 14 times in her life. “But we always seemed to better ourselves by doing it.” McCann grew up with three sisters and a brother. “My brother just passed away two years ago and he was 95,” she said. “My oldest sister was 90 and I think Rita was 85 when she passed away.” Though McCann says she hasn’t had a career, that isn’t to say she hasn’t worked. Aside from putting in time at the various places they owned, she also raised four children. McCann never had a car, since it was never convenient. The one time she tried driving resulted in a flattened fence on their farm. She also learned to swim when she was 70 and to ride a bike at 72. She had four children: three boys and one girl. One of her sons, Arnie, lives in Cranbrook; another, Bill, in California. They will be here for the party on Saturday. Her other son, Art, passed away in 1985. “I have seven grandchildren and I have about six or seven great-grandchildren. I have one great great granddaughter. She’s four months old.” The open house is from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Rossland Legion Hall and everyone is invited.


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Bikers from the area shredded trails and jumps this weekend at the Rubberhead bike festival. The event is split into two main categories. The first, which took place Sunday morning, was the Dreadhead Super D. Seth Holton, who came in from Seattle, won the overall fastest in the event. Holton described the event as a sprint and did it in just over 16 minutes. He did the Seven Summits ride the day before. He added that he would be back, hopefully in the wintertime, to take advantage of the snow. Tyler Merringer, who helped with both events, said this year’s Dreadhead was a more approachable format than last year. “It was a less intimidating format for a lot of people,” Merringer said. “We’re hoping to build on this race now and really get a bigger crowd. We had probably about 35 riders in the Dreadhead.” He said it was so good that he’s sure there will be twice as many people next year. The event came into some planning troubles back in September and had to be postponed.

“As far as the organization goes, it was certainly a bit of a pain — you know, the logistics of insurance and other stuff,” he said. “It came down to Rory (Belter) doing quite a bit of the work in terms of all kinds of details.” The weather though was great. “We had as good weather as you could get,” he said. “We were looking at the weather forecast and it hadn’t looked so promising.” He added that they had the winning formula, with organizers that care about the event, great trails, good weather and the good vibe around Rossland. “It was unfortunate that things like insurance aren’t that easy. It’s pretty hard in this day and age to jump through all the hoops that are required to put on an event such as this, so it’s good to see the volunteers pulling it off, despite the difficulties.” He said that for him though, it was a lot better to have the event now since in September he is so busy with the Poker Ride. “It’s nice to have two separate events. I could actually race.” Ryan Kuhn organized the Dreadhead and said the event went great. “I think people had a blast,” Kuhn said. “The course was really fun and people enjoyed it. Can’t say enough.” Kuhn also wanted to thank those who came out to help.

“A lot of volunteers showed up and did a great job and I’m really happy with the way things went,” he said. I did the run as well and had a blast. Almost busted a gut but I was impressed. Times were quick. It was competitive, so it was fun.” He describes this year’s course as more “flawy” and easier than last year’s. Next year they may make things a little more difficult, but Kuhn added that having fun is the important thing. Rory Belter organized the Huck-en Berry event, which had 16 riders showing off their tricks. It was the third year of the Huck-en Berry and the second year at the Centennial dirt jumps, near the turnoff into Rossland from Highway 3B. “The first year we did it at Red Mountain,” Belter said. “But we though we’d build on some jumps that we have and make them better.” That way, he said, they have something to come back to and don’t have to tear them down every year. “It’s kind of depressing tearing down all these jumps,” he said. “We all want to jump and the kids here progress so much more when they have better jumps.” The organizers wanted to thank everyone who helped with the event.

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Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and the Rossland News would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who participated in Reach a Reader day. Whether a volunteer collecting donations or a donation contributor, your involvement made this event a great success. With your help we raised $637.96 to be used for literacy projects in our community.

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Taste of the Kootenays is coming up later this month. The event gives people the opportunity to experience small bites of food from a variety of restaurants, pubs, cafes and local wine and beer makers who will be offering their finest tastings off the menu. Renee Clark, the executive director at the Rossland Chamber of Commerce, said the event is in its fifth year. “It’s evolved into Taste of the Kootenays to incorporate more of the food and beverage providers in our wonderful, fantastic region,” she said. Clark named a few of the vendors who would be taking part: Sweet Dreams Cakery is going to be there, as well as the cupcake lady. Gypsy’s, will also be there as well as the, new for this year, the Lion’s head pub out of Robson. “I’m just trying to confirm a few more from the Castlegar area,” she said. She said the reason they changed it to later in October was just for timing, as it worked best for beverage

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vendors and for the chamber. It also depended on timing. “We initially had it during Golden City Days and because the event was great last year, we thought we’d make it a stand-alone event,” she said. “It’s a slowdown for restaurants and a great time for people to get their taste buds ready as well.” This year’s event will now be on Oct. 22, from 5-9pm at the Prestige Mountain Resort in Rossland. “You buy a $5 admission to get into the room and from there you buy food tickets,” she said. “There’s going to be local and regional wines and cuisine.” There will also be live music and door prizes. “It ends up being quite a crowded room a quite fun,” she said. “It’s a great way for vendors to promote their products and their business.” Kids can also attend the event. The space has been booked to accommodate more vendors and the greater numbers of people. Live music will be performed by Tim Bourchier. For up to date info on the family friendly event, please visit rossland.com or Bhubble. For questions and queries contact the Rossland Chamber of Commerce at 362-5666.

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Rossland film festval announces bands for upcoming show our films and entertainment and will be having one exciting show on Saturday, Nov. 26 at Rossland Secondary School. Be sure to get your tickets early as it’s sure to be a sellout – how do we know? Because we are thrilled to announce that this year there will be TWO bands at the event! Co-headliners this year will be returning favourites Five Alarm Funk who’s website is fivealarmfunk.com and, new to Rossland, Shout Out Out Out Out whose website is shoutoutoutoutout.com. Both bands are sure to follow up our film showing with an excellent time.

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WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. *Purchase a new 2011 Ranger Super Cab Sport 4X2/2011 F-150 Super Cab XLT 4X4/2011 F-250 Super Cab XLT 4X4 Western Edition/2011 F-350 Crew Cab XLT 4X4 Lariat diesel engine for $14,999/$29,999/$39,999/$57,999 after Total Manufacturer Rebate of $6,000/$7,500/$8,000/$10,000 deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,450/$1,550/$1,550/$1,550 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. †Receive $6,000/$7,500/$8,000/$10,000 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2011 Ranger Super Cab Sport 4X2/2011 F-150 Super Cab XLT 4X4/2011 F-250 Super Cab XLT 4X4 Western Edition/2011 F-350 Crew Cab XLT 4X4 Lariat diesel engine. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ◆Based on competitive data available at the time of testing using Ford drive-cycle tests (in accordance with the guidelines of the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Standard J1321) of comparably equipped models. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR. **Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 Ranger 4X2 4.0L V6 5-speed Manual transmission: [13.5L/100km (21MPG) City, 9.8L/100km (29MPG) Hwy]/ 2011 F-150 4X4 5.0L V6 6-speed Automatic transmission: [15L/100km (19MPG) City, 10.5L/100km (27MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. ‡Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. ‡‡Some mobile phones and some digital media players may not be fully compatible – check www.syncmyride.com for a listing of mobile phones, media players, and features supported. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford recommends that drivers use caution when using mobile phones, even with voice commands. Only use mobile phones and other devices, even with voice commands, not essential to driving when it is safe to do so. SYNC is optional on most new Ford vehicles. ††© 2011 Sirius Canada Inc. “SIRIUS”, the SIRIUS dog logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ▲Offer only valid from September 1, 2011 to October 31, 2011 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before August 31, 2011. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Ford/Lincoln vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, Ranger, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV & Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford Motor Company of Canada at either the time of factory order (if ordered within the Offer Period) or delivery, but not both. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. WProgram in effect from October 1, 2011 to January 3, 2012 (the “Program Period”) To qualify, customer must turn in a 2005 model year or older vehicle that is in running condition (able to start and move and without missing parts) and has been properly registered/plated or insured for the last 3 months (the “Criteria”). Eligible customers will receive [$500]/[$1,000]/[$2,500]/[$3,000] towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Ford [Fiesta (excluding S), Focus (excluding S)]/[Fusion (excluding SE), Taurus (excluding SE), Mustang (excluding Value Leader), Escape (excluding XLT I4 Manual), Transit Connect (excluding EV), Ranger (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Edge (excluding SE), Flex (excluding SE), Explorer (excluding base)]/[F-150 (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Expedition, E-Series]/[F250-550] – all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). Taxes payable before Rebate amount is deducted. To qualify: (i) customer must, at the time of the Eligible Vehicle sale, provide the Dealer with (a)sufficient proof of Criteria, and (b) signed original ownership transferring customer vehicle to the Authorized Recycler; and (ii) Eligible Vehicle must be purchased, leased, or factory ordered during the Program Period. Offer only available to residents of Canada and payable in Canadian dollars. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with the owner of the recycled vehicle. Offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Offer not available on any vehicle receiving CPA, GPC, or Daily Rental Rebates and the Commercial Fleet Rebate Program (CFIP). Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ©2011 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

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Basin Trust, Kootenay Association for Science and Technology, the Leon & Thea Koerner Foundation, The Vancouver Foundation, The Canada Council for the Arts, the Vancouver International Film Festival, Nelson and District Credit Union and of course the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture. For more info on the Reel Youth Film Festival and for film submission information visit: ReelYouth.ca or rosslandcac.com


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We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilďŹ eld construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilďŹ eld roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.

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DRIVER NEEDED For work one day per week in the Rossland area to deliver the Rossland News to drop box and store locations. Must have a reliable vehicle. Please contact the Rossland News at 250-362-2183 or email publisher@rosslandnews.com for more information.

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Career Opportunities J U N I O R / I N T E R M E D I AT E CIVIL TECHNICIAN - PENTICTON, BC McElhanney seeks a Civil Engineering Technician in our Penticton ofďŹ ce. ProďŹ ciency in AutoCAD & Civil 3D is required. Visit www.mcelhanney.com for info, or contact Craig Dusel (CDusel@mcelhanney.com).

Notice of Application to Volunteer as a Scrutineer for R.D.K.B. Bylaw No. 1477, 2011 Electoral Area ‘B’ Regional Parks and Regional Trails Service Area Amendment Bylaw Notice is hereby given to those individuals interested in volunteering as a Scrutineer for Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Bylaw No. 1477 “R.D.K.B. Electoral Area ‘B’ Regional Parks and Regional Trails Service Area Amendment Bylawâ€?. The question to be voted on for Bylaw No. 1477 will be: Do you support the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary adopting Bylaw No. 1477, being a bylaw to increase the annual requisition limit from two hundred seventy thousand dollars ($270,000) to three hundred ďŹ fty-ďŹ ve thousand dollars ($355,000) per annum? Voting will take place as follows: Advance Voting: Wednesday November 9, 2011 & Wednesday November 16, 2011 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary OfďŹ ces 202-843 Rossland Avenue, Trail, B.C. Regular Poll:

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Travel BRING THE family! Sizzling Summer Specials at Florida’s Best Beach! New Smyrna Beach, FL. See it all at: www.nsba.com/bonjour or call 1-800-214-0166. ONE DAY Polar Bear Tours Calgary and Edmonton departures this fall. Jet to Churchill and experience 6 hours on a polar bear tundra safari. Call 1-866-460-1415 or www.classiccanadiantours.com

REGIONAL DISTRICT OF KOOTENAY BOUNDARY Electoral Area ‘B’

Casino Community Hall 4180 Casino Road, Casino, B.C.

School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia)

School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia)

invites applications for the position of

invites applications for the position of

SECRETARY-TREASURER

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

The Position: Reporting to the Superintendent, the Secretary-Treasurer, as the Chief Financial OfďŹ cer and Corporate OfďŹ cer of the Board, provides expertise and advice in the areas of ďŹ nance, operations and corporate services to the elected board, district and schools. The Secretary-Treasurer, through sound ďŹ nancial planning and management, allocates resources to be utilized to support student learning while ensuring ďŹ scal responsibility and accountability. The Secretary-Treasurer provides expertise and support so that the District achieves its vision and objectives.

The Position: Reporting to the Superintendent, the Director of Human Resources leads the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources department with an emphasis on both human resources and labour relations. You will have daily interactions with other district leadership staff and representatives from both our unions. You are a strategic thinker who enjoys both people and challenges. Your exceptional interpersonal skills and problem solving abilities helps guide your actions in supporting the Board, the district and our 600+ staff members.

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Rossland City Hall 1899 Columbia Avenue, Rossland, B.C. Application forms for qualiďŹ ed Scrutineers are available at the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary ofďŹ ces at 202-843 Rossland Avenue, Trail, B.C. from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Completed applications for qualiďŹ ed Scrutineers for the question and completed applications for qualiďŹ ed Scrutineers against the question will be accepted from October 19, 2011 – October 28, 2011, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Trail ofďŹ ces, 202-843 Rossland Avenue, Trail, B.C. Only persons entitled to vote as electors on the question written above are entitled to act as Scrutineers. One Scrutineer for the question and one Scrutineer against the question will be appointed for each voting place if enough applications are received. Interested persons can obtain information on the requirements and procedures for making an application by phoning the Chief Election OfďŹ cer at 1-800-355-7352 or at (250) 368-9148 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday excluding holidays. Theresa Lenardon Chief Election OfďŹ cer


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PRODUCE MANAGER. Jasper Super A is currently recruiting for a Produce Manager. Reporting directly to the Store Manager, the Produce Manager is responsible for all aspects of operating a successful produce department including, scheduling, ordering, receiving, merchandising, gross margins, sales ratios, expense controls, and supervising the produce department. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills are essential. Previous produce experience will be considered an asset. TGP offers a competitive compensation and benefit package as well as the opportunity for personal and professional development. If you have the skills and abilities to meet our expectations and want to progress with a dynamic organization, please forward your resume: The Grocery People Ltd., 14505 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, AB, T5L 3C4. Fax 780-447-5781. Email: humanresources@tgp.ca

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services • First Cook $18.75/hr (up to $1950/wk) • Second Cook $15.75/hr. (up to $1635/wk) • Camp Attendant $14.75/hr. (up to $1530/wk). LRG Catering has seasonal remote location job openings starting in October. Room & Board & Transportation Included while working in camp. Please fax resume to: (1)780-462-0676, or apply online @ www.toughnecks.com

Income Opportunity GET PAID Daily! Now accepting: Simple P/T & F/T Online Computer Related Work. No experience is needed. No fees or charges to participate. Start Today, www.BCWOC.com

Buy, Rent, Sell! Trades, Technical AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS. Salmon Arm GM on Shuswap Lake in beautiful British Columbia requires FullTime journeyman Automotive Technicians. Email: m i ke g @ s a l m o n a r m g m . c o m fax: 250-832-5314. HORIZON TELECOM INC. is looking for Telephone Journeyman Linemen to work in the BC interior. Ex Telus Retirees welcome. Benefit package available. Please Email resume to kamhorizon@ telus.net or fax 250-372-8964

HEAVY EQUIPMENT Technicians or 3rd or 4th year Apprentice. Wajax Power Systems, North America’s largest and most trusted distributors of large diesel/natural gas engines and transmission brands. We are seeking individuals with a journeyperson H.E Technician certificate or enrolled in an accredited apprentice program, experience with troubleshooting, has excellent communication skills. You have a valid driver’s licence and driver’s abstract. Put yourself in a powerful position and log on to: www.wajaxpower.com. Apply online or send a resume to: Human Resources, Wajax Power Systems. Email: crowbotham@waterouspower.com

Work Wanted 30 years experience, award winning video film producer/director. Safety, promotional, industrial, education, music videos. First consultation FREE. (250)427-6622

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Feed & Hay Alfalfa, alfalfa mix or straight grass (small square bales) in Lister. Call Jay or Trish at 250428-9755

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FITNESS EQUIP AUCTION as new Gym Equip, Indoor Soccer Arena, Office Equip; Oct 22, 11 AM, 3348 Sexsmith Rd, Kelowna B.C. View photos at doddsauction.com (special auction) 1-866-545-3259

Flute-Piano-Theory Lessons by Roland Bryce Bed LRAM ARCM Cell:778-968-4260 Rossland email: rolandbryce@musicstave.com

Financial Services ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Shelley Cameron Estate Administrator at 877-797-4357 today, to set up your FREE consultation in Nelson. Donna Mihalcheon CA,CIRP BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Bankruptcy, #200 -1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna, BC. V1Y 9X1 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used / Damaged 40’ insulated makes great shop. Only $2300! Needs door and 40’HC $2800 No Rust! Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage. Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108 www.rtccontainer.com A-STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used / Damaged 40’ insulated makes great shop. Only $2300! Needs door and 40’HC $2800 No Rust! Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage. Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108 www.rtccontainer.com

Misc. for Sale CAN’T GET Up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.

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BUILDING SALE... Final clearance. “Rock bottom prices” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x 140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

ARIZONA BUILDING Lots! 50% OFF! 15, AAA+ View Lots. $0 Down! Starting $99/mo! Guaranteed Financing! Near Tucson’s Int’l Airport www.sunsiteslandrush.com Call 1-800-659-9957 Mention Code 7.

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

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AUTUMN SPECIAL!!! BOATING SEASON IS STILL BEAUTIFUL IN FALL

CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad & get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5990. DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel buildings priced to clear Make an offer! Ask about free delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext 170 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. wwww.NorwoodSawmills.com /400OT White Table and 2 matching chairs $35 Bamboo Shelving $20 Crib mattress (excellent condition) $20 TV’S $20 each Black Dresser $40 Desk $10 Call 250-362-7681 after 4pm

Misc. Wanted Coin Collector Buying old Coins, Silver, Gold, Olympic + Also buying bulk silver coins. Chad: 250-863-3082 (Local)

Check Classifieds! Real Estate Acreage for Sale 82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/

Mortgages Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

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MUST SELL & MOVE BEFORE WINTER!! $1000 OFF!! Your Cabin on the Lake

1 Bdr Apartment $525 +utilities, Rossland: Quality, Affordable, Cental. References Required. Prefer Long Term. 250-448-7525.

Homes for Rent HOUSES & APARTMENTS FOR RENT Available in Rossland & Trail. Please call Century 21 Property Management at 250-362-7021 www.RosslandRentals.com

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The Kootenay Queen 1976 30ft cabin cruiser with a 185 merc Full galley (fridge, stove, sink, furnace, toilet) Fold down table for a queen sized bed Fold up bunk beds VHF radio Hull is sound, galley is dated. Low draft 200 hrs on new engine A great boat that needs some TLC. $12,000.00 invested, will take offers starting at $8K NEW PRICE Call 250-362-7681 or email frdfntn@yahoo.ca for more information

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Join us in a sustainable, organic community in Christina Lake! Beautiful 2.5 acre lots on flat property for only $59,000-$79,000 with the benefits of cooperative solar power, community water, and discounted organic foods. For an additional $30,000 you can become a full cooperative member with shared profits in a health retreat, organic farm, and coffee shop/bakery. For more information: email: communitycoop@hotmail.ca or call 250-764-7689


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The Rossland Light Opera Players are putting out a call for auditions. The new show is a musical version of Pride and Prejudice. Producer Dawn Graham said the story is fantastic and really appealed to the director. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of her favourites,â&#x20AC;? Graham said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So when we found out it was a musical we thought that was great.â&#x20AC;? She said the musical is true to the book and incorporates a lot of songs to go with the different themes. Right now theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just looking

for people to come out and audition. Auditions happen Oct. 16-17 at 6 p.m. There will be a read-through of the play on Sunday, with the audition on Monday. She said singing is a must since it is a light opera company. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be Pavarotti here â&#x20AC;&#x201D; we are a community theatre and like to keep it that way â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but we understand that people want to see a good show and are paying their hard earned money and kind of expect people to carry a tune,â&#x20AC;? she said, adding that there is a lot of room for lead parts and there are quite a few women in the show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What we find is a lot of these shows have a heavy male cast, so the nice thing about this one is itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five daughters,â&#x20AC;? Graham said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has some fantastic characters and a lot of them are female so thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s room for women in this show, which is great. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s al-

ways a struggle unfortunately to get men and there are a few very plum male roles that we need men to come out for as well.â&#x20AC;? She recommends going to the readthrough so you know what to expect. It also gives an opportunity to get a sense of the characters and which ones people might want to play. Auditioners should be prepared with a song of their choosing or either Happy Birthday or O Canada. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The beauty of those two is they run the full octave so we know if people can hit the right notes,â&#x20AC;? she explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are a lot of speaking parts, and there is a chorus for people who may be new at this and just want to get their feet wet, but even if they come for chorus they need to audition still.â&#x20AC;? Auditions are at the Rossland Light Opera House on Washington Street.

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