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Three new faces heading to city council ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

Rossland’s new council will feature three new faces to compliment the three returning councillors. The three new members of council are Tim Thatcher, Cary Fisher and Jody Blomme. Returning to council for another three years are Kathy Wallace, Kathy Moore and Jill Spearn. While Rossland had a voter turn out of 36.5 per cent, far less than three years ago in the last election, there weren’t any major issues dividing the community like there were at that time.

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“There’s nothing that big that’s pitting one side of the community against the other where people really feel like their candidate is going to champion their cause,� said returning councillor Kathy Moore. Moore said that in 2008 there was a big contentious issue which lead to a blip in the voter turnout. She was surprised she finished in the lead with 694 votes. “It’s kind of like being queen for a day,� she said. “Because once we get into council it doesn’t matter, everybody has one vote.� Moore said the new council looks like a pretty well rounded group.

“We have a new team that I think is diverse, and that’s excellent,� Moore said. She also said it was a nice vote of confidence in her, Spearn and Wallace, since they got the top three spots in the election. Moore suspects this council will probably go smoother that it has in the past, but there is steep hill to climb for the new councillors. “There’s always going to be little bumps when you get a new council going because there’s a learning curve,� she said. “I’d say overall it will be smoother. Jill Spearn came in next with a tally of 660. Continued on P. 4


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our Craft & Home-Based Business Fair on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Webster School Gym from 10 am – 3 pm. Cost: $2.00 (Includes entrance to fair, drink & goody).

306(&.64*$ Alison Girvan, vocal soloist from Nelson teams up with contemporary

jazz guitarist Paul Lansberg for a Christmas concert. Dec 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rouge Gallery $15 available at the Rouge Gallery 3044-"/%.06/5"*/'*-.'&45*7"- Nov. 24-27 various locations around Rossland.

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Dec. 1 from 7 - 8 P.M. Everyone is welcome to attend an evening of music and meditation. Several different choirs will be performing. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served afterward in the Parish Hall. $)3*45."4105-6$,%*//&3 The Trail and District Diabetes support group welcomes

all to Presbeterian Church in Trail Sunday Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m. By donation.

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the month. More info: radio@rosslandradio.com

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Roast beef dinner, Scottish dancers and Rossland Fiddlers entertain, silent and live auction. 368-5581.

$)3*45."4#",&4"-&: I’m Spiritual Not Religious workshop led by Dr. Neil Elliot.

The workshop will draw on that thesis to look at contemporary spirituality. Rouge Gallery, Dec. 1, 8, 15 at 7 p.m. $)3*45."4#",&4"-&: put on by the United Church. Dec. 3 at 10:30 a.m. in front of

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4/08%"/$& Spirit of Red will be having a snow dance Saturday. Rossland Miners’ Hall 8 p.m. Tickets $15. */%00340$$&3 Wednesdays at RSS gym. starts at 7 p.m. $2 drop-in or $5 for the

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#-"$, +"$, $3044 $06/53: 4,* $-6# Membership forms now available at Kootenay

Nordic Sports, Better Life Fitness, Rossland Chamber of Commerce, Rossland City Hall. Also via www.skiblackjack.ca and at the Annual Ski Swap Nov.20/11. 53"*-."1-&-&"'#"/% Monday evening practices 7 - 9 p.m. in the McIntyre Room

at the Cominco Memorial Centre. Brass and woodwind players welcomed. For more info, contact Andrea McKay, 362-7604. %3"(0/ #0"5  ,005&/": 30#645&34 Tue/Thu evenings, Sat morning, May to Sept,

Christina Lake. Carpool from Rossland. Contact Mary Hatlevik, 362-9452. All women welcome. Raise awareness of breast cancer, support wellbeing.

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on the ice. Beginners welcome! Call Jim at 364-1051 or Bill at 362-9462 +0&)*--$0''&&)064& Each month on the third Sunday from 7-9:30 pm., the Rossland Miner’s Hall hosts performers - music, dance, spoken word, theatre. Interested volunteers and performers may contact Michael Gifford at 250-362-7170 or giffmus@telus.net. Adults $3, students free. Treats available. Doors open at 6. 4"563%": .03/*/( (3061 53"*- 36/4 8-9:30am, Saturdays, May to October. Meet at Kootenay Nordic Sports (2020 Washington). Free drop-in, all levels, year-round. Contact Tammie Gibson, 362-7071, info@kootenaynordicsports.com. 4)655-&3*%&4 Wed. and Thu. nights, Pick-up 5:45pm at Revolution Cycles, Drop-off at the Steamshovel afterwards, by Adrenaline Adventures. $15 shuttle, or $20 includes burger and beer. Different ride each week. Limited space, book ahead. -&440/4 "5 -00-64 -045 4)&&1 Sit n’ Knit, Thursdays 1:30 - 3:30 pm! Bring your

projects and questions and get help from an expert knitter, all for a $2 donation (all proceeds to local charity) Call 362-5383.

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MacLean StrongStart Center. Free, drop-in, for caregivers and young children.

4503:5*.& "5 5)& -*#3"3: Fridays at the Rossland Library: Tots (ages 3-5) 10:15-

10:45 am and Books for Babies (under 3) 11:00-11:30 am. Drop-in. A parent or guardian must remain in the program room for the duration.

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$0-6.#*"%*453*$5(*3-(6*%&4 Columbia District Girl Guides has units from Rossland to Salmo for girls aged 5 to 17. Call 250-367-7115. Leaders also wanted. 4$065*/( For boys and girls, now at the Rossland Scout Hall. Beavers (ages 5,6,7) Wed. 6-7pm. Cubs (ages 8,9,10) Thu. 4-5:30pm. Contact Shanna Tanabe: 362-0063. Popcorn fundraiser is currently going on around town. :$%$ :065) /*()54 Free drop-in, 1504 Cedar Ave, Trail. Call 364-3322 or contact coordinator@columbiaycdc.ca. Art Night: Tue. 7pm; Movie Night: Wed. 6-8pm. 30:"-$"/"%*"/-&(*0/#33044-"/% General Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on

the third Wed. of every month. All members of Branch #14 are asked to attend.

305"3:$-6#0'3044-"/% Weekly meetings at the Rock Cut Pub, Mon., 6-8pm. All welcome! Contact John Sullivan, 362-5278. (&/&"-0(: West Kootenay Family Historians, 7pm, first Monday each month, Sept to June, SHSS, Castlegar. Annual fee $10. Contact Jean, 365-8100, or Grace, 364-1426. #*/(0"/%'*-.4 Bingo Thurs., films Tues., both at 1:30pm, Rossland Seniors’ Hall. "*3$"%&54 Meets every Wed. 6pm - 9:15pm at the 44 Trail Armory in Shaver’s Bench 1990-7th Ave. Contact: Michelle Szabo at 231-5000, michellszabo@hotmail.com

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Concerns persist on renewal project ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Reporter

The public was able to get a glimpse of the proposed design for Rossland’s infrastructure upgrades to its main street. Monday’s open house was a similar presentation to the one engineering firm ISL, Ministry of Highways and city staff put on for businesses earlier in November. The one concern that kept popping up at both meetings was the issue of parking, namely that with the parallel parking on the north side of Columbia Avenue would leave insufficient parking for the high traffic areas around the post office, credit union and pharmacy. There was also a feeling by businesses that the north side of Columbia would be getting an unfair advantage with its wider sidewalks and central foci point. City staff confirmed that this was the same proposal as Nov. 8, with the inclusion of the general public, not just concerned downtown businesses. There were a few new illustrations that weren’t there at that time, but for the most part no new information was added. The proposal puts forward a general work schedule that would include some night

work, though that could be changed prior to going to tender. There is no money yet for any of the project except to put together the engineering and the drawings as the city is waiting to hear back about federal loans that were pushed back until late December. At the last meeting, ISL made a questionnaire on scheduling for businesses to get information and attempt to work around businesses schedules. That way, when the project does go to tender, the framework for less intrusive construction times for businesses will be there. Parking is the main concern, but city staff said that overflow parking is being secured. The city has already secured one alternative parking area in the lot next to the thrift store. The lot has a drainage problem which the city plans to fix and resurface. It would then be able to house around 30 cars, according to city staff. There are other areas, like the land behind B.C. Liquor and Credit Union, and some land behind Shoppers, which would need to be landscaped for parking. Renee Clark, who was representing the businesses as the chamber of commerce executive director, reiterated the concern that businesses had for parking. “The whole parallel parking thing is a bone of contention,” Clark said.

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Insurance companies require you to insure your dwelling to 100% of its replacement cost. There is some confusion with market value and/or assessed value in comparison with replacement value. Replacement value includes the costs of labour and materials to rebuild and refinish your home in the same location, with like kind and quality materials, and includes the cost of debris removal. Insurance companies do not take into consideration the amount your home would sell for on the real estate market, or the amount it is valued at for taxation purposes. Each year, your insurance company will increase your dwelling limit by a small percentage. These automatic increases are in place in order to keep up with inflation. Most insurance companies require a review of the replacement value of your home every three years. If the amount of insurance on your current policy does not reflect the full replacement cost of your dwelling at the time of review, the companies requires that your limit of insurance be increased so that you are not underinsured in the event of a loss. It is very important to advise your broker of any changes or improvements made to your home as sometimes these modifications will significantly alter the replacement value of your home. Though no one likes to see their insurance premium increase, the peace of mind that comes from knowing that, in the event of a serious loss, you have adequate insurance coverage to rebuild and restore your home back to its present state, far outweighs the premium increase.

She also noted concerns from businesses that the one section of the block on Columbia will be getting all the attention, since it will allow more room for restaurant outdoor seating than other sidewalk sections. “It looks really nice, the ideas really nice, but people are quite concerned about the extras,” she added. The city and ISL’s plan would be to have the project up for tender in February or March, with construction beginning in late March or early April. Then Ministry of Highways would come through in September or earlier and pave the Columbia Avenue. ISL outlined plans on how traffic would be managed during construction. The plan calls for single lane traffic in both directions when possible, as well as single lane alternating traffic with a maximum five minute wait times. Parking on Columbia and Washington will be restricted during construction with alternate parking on side streets Stores will be provided access with fencing which is to protect pedestrians from construction while keeping access to stores available. The fences can also be used to post signs that inform people that stores are open. ISL and the city are also keeping the option for night work open, and will weigh it against impact to residents.

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Non-practising BC College of Teachers teaching certificate? Retired teacher? Please read this notice and visit www.bcct.ca immediately With the passage of the Teachers’ Act and the transition of the BC College of Teachers to the new Teacher Regulation Branch of the Ministry of Education, there are some changes that may require you to take urgent action. All persons who hold a non-practising or non-practising [retired] certificate must upgrade to a practising certificate by January 6, 2012 in order to retain a teaching certificate. Non-practising certificate holders who have not paid the $120 practising fee or $60 top-up fee to the College by January 6, 2012 will lose their certificates under legislation upon the College’s transition to the new Teacher Regulation Branch in early January. After January 6, former BC College of Teachers members who held these certificates would be required to reapply for new certificates under the requirements in place at the time of application. Members who hold non-practising certificates but are currently in receipt of LTD benefits are exempt from this change.

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Irene Martin, right, from the Rossland Ladies Auxiliary, awards Dorothy M. Fines with a plaque commemorating 50 years as a life member of the Rossland Legion Branch 14 and Ladies Auxiliary. Fines lives in Fruitvale.

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New city councillors Continued from P. 1 Spearn said she had initially hesitated at running for re-election, due to uncooperative aspects of council, but was happy to be re-elected with what she feels is a pretty strong mandate from the community. “I was pleased to see that we’re going to have three new council members,” she said, adding that this will bring new energy and perhaps political ideas that haven’t come to the table before. “I’m certainly very pleased that hopefully we’re going to have a functional council, with regards to Laurie Charlton not getting re-elected,” she said. She said she was really proud of Rosslanders for going out and voting, even at 36.5 per cent. Though some people thought that was low, Spearn said she thought it wasn’t a bad turnout at all. Spearn said the big issues will be the ColumbiaWashington infrastructure project, carrying on with the sustainability plan, trying to negotiate with Teck to get the museum mine tours back up and running. She also stated that she would like to put more into the trail system because of the tourism numbers that are increasing because of it. “It’s going to be interesting to see the dynamics and if we function better and we’re more efficient, which I would predict that we will be, and therefore get even more done,” she added. As a new councillor Tim Thatcher is looking forward to the challenges of working for the citizens of Rossland. Thatcher said he had thought about running for a long time. “This was just the year to do it,” he said. Thatcher also wanted to thank all the other runners and the people who helped him out along the way. “It’s going to be daunting, it’s going to be a steep learning curve. I think Rossland has elected a committed group of councillors that are willing to work together and try to move our city forward in a positive direction and I’m humbled to be a part of that team,” Thatcher said. “There’s going to be a lot of tough decisions that are going to effect the city for years to come.” Thatcher came in with 605 votes.

Cary Fisher is another addition to council. He said that it was important to be realistic about what can be accomplished in terms of bringing in new people to Rossland. “I think the job is to serve all Rosslanders, not just the people who voted for you, I think it kind of changes your perspective, making sure that you’re true to your ideals, but at the same time a have an open mind to other people’s ideas,” Fisher said. “I’d really like to see an agenda motivated by moving Rossland forward and not so much grandstanding or fighting. Healthy debate is required by council in order to get an issue really dealt with. “ Fisher said it’s not exciting, but a priority of council is to make sure the core services are taken care of for the taxpayers. Water, sewer, sanitation. “It’s not very glamorous, but that’s really what council’s all about.” Fisher said the challenge for Rossland is to stem the tide of a declining population and try to get things moving in a positive direction, but says it would be totally unrealistic to expect that will be accomplished in the next three years. “The fact that Rossland is situated in such a beautiful spot with tons of amenities for people that want to live here, I think there’s a big opportunity for Rossland and I don’t see that we really exploited our opportunity,” he said. Fisher said that a lot of Rosslanders don’t want to see the town change, but that it has been changing for the worst in the past 20 years. “I don’t really want to stand up in front of the public in the newspaper and say, “Yeah we’re going to add 500 people to the town in the next three years,” that’s unrealistic,” he said, adding that the next council may be able to lay the ground work to bring more people to Rossland. Kathy Wallace received 651 votes to return to council and Jody Blomme rounds out the list of councillors with 471. Laurie Charlton was the only councillor running that did not return to a seat on council. He received 278 votes.


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The waiting is over – events for the Rossland Mountain Film Festival presented by the members of the Nelson and District Credit Union began Tuesday. Visit the website for the full program at www.rosslandfilmfest.com. A few of our feature films and some film overview highlights to look forward to: The Art of Flight – Premiere Thursday, November 24th at the Flying Steam Shovel Pub Entry by donation, film begins at 8pm Two years in the making, this film gives iconic snowboarder Travis Rice and friends the opportunity to redefine what is possible in the mountains. Solitaire Friday, November 25th at the Gala Event presented by Teck Trail Operations Gala tickets $35 – available online and at RossVegas Boardshop In the high desert of South America, winter takes hold, devouring bleached bones and abandoned shacks. Born in the spires of Argentina’s Las Lenas, a lonely two-year journey begins: wandering the length of a continent from Peru’s Cordillera Blanca to Chilean Patagonia, Solitaire fuses western inspired tales of backcountry gables into landscapes never before visited on film. Nothing Else Matters Saturday, November 26th at the Flying Steam Shovel Pub Free entry, films begin at 1pm A 2011 ski film based in Europe which follows the athlete Bene Mayr, Paddy Graham, Tobu Reindl, and Thomas Hlawitschka as they take you from backcountry booters to some of the most creative park shots every filmed. Filmed by local Andre Nutini. Edge of Never Saturday, November 26th at RSS Auditorium $5 entry, kids 5 and under free, All Ages Shows begins at 2:30pm A documentary feature film set in the world of big mountain skiing, The Edge of Never is a real-life coming of age saga about the tribe of skiers who challenge the biggest, most dangerous mountains in the world. From the Inside Out Saturday, November 26th at RSS Auditorium

Late Show tickets $35 – available online and at RossVegas, Doors at 6:30pm Through the film you will be brought along on our adventures as we visit the locations that we’ve always wanted to ride and create the lines that express our vision of mountain biking. Featuring riding from all over BC, including local rider Mike Hopkins and local Rossland trails. The Asgard Project Sunday, November 27th at the Rock Cut Neighbourhood Pub Entry by donation, films start at 3pm A Banff Mountain Festival World Tour Film, it is a ground breaking film which follows top climber and Berghaus sponsored athlete Leo Houlding ambitious expedition to make the first free ascent of Mt. Asgard’s daunting north face – regarded as one of the most difficult big walls in the world. 40 Days at Base Camp Sunday, November 27th at the REDroom, Prestige Mountain Resort Free entry, film begins at 5:30 A feature length documentary film that puts a knife through the heart of the Everest myth with stories of climbers being interwoven with the daily life at base camp. It provides a modern take on the transformation of Everest from what was once a revered, sacred space to the mountain theme park it is sadly becoming. Don’t miss out on the speakers, workshop, REEL Youth Film Festival, and musical acts that will be happening throughout the festival. Once again, thank you to our major sponsors: Platinum – Nelson & District Credit Union Gold – Teck Trail Operations, Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine, Coast Mountain Culture Magazine Bar – The Flying Steam Shovel Pub Media – Mountain FM, Rossland News, Rossland Telegraph, Visitor’s Choice Guide Apparel – Frozen Laundry Silver – EZ Rock Bronze – RossVegas Boardshop, Mountain Shadow Hostel, Columbia Basin Trust, ISL Engineering, Selkirk College, Adventure Engine, Rock Cut Pub, Kootenay Association of Science & Technology, Big Red Cats, Red Room Lounge, Selkirk Security And all our supporting sponsors for in-kind and door prize donations.

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Get ready for another year of Christmas cheer, carolling, dancing, a dash of snow, and of course Santa! The Rossland Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the 18th Annual Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas on Dec. 3 in Rossland. Celebrate the yuletide season as Rossland lights the holidays in this family friendly event. Make your lists and check them twice as Rossland lights up with fantastic festive events, holiday cheer and amazing shopping deals. Join the Christmas merriment with all sorts of surprises. Santa will meet all the little ones by the

Rossland Public Library at 1:30 p.m. to be followed by a parade down Columbia Avenue, and finishing off with photos at Jelly Bean Junction. Don’t forget to enter in Jelly Bean Junction’s Annual Christmas Colouring Contest. All those who enter the contest will be entered into a draw to help Santa and the mayor of Rossland (Greg Granstrom) light the Christmas Tree in LeFavre Square. All day long downtown businesses get festive and offer some tremendous deals. You can be sure to pick up that special something on your Christmas list and don’t forget to pick up your Christmas tree from the Red Mountain Racers beside Rossland Hardware.

Santa will rejoin us at Harry Lefavre Square at 4:30 p.m. for the lighting of the Christmas tree, where he will make another appearance. Join in the signing with the carollers and the draw for the coveted Rekindle gift basket! New this year is the addition of the Outdoor Winter Market on Queen Street. Space is limited for vendors to participate but should enquire at the Rossland Chamber of Commerce for further information and details if interested. For a complete schedule of events, please check www.bhubble. com or www.rossland.com/home as it will be updated frequently. If your business would like to participate, please contact Renee at the Rossland Chamber of Commerce.

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Thursday, November 24, 2011 Rossland News Publisher: Karen Bennett Editor: Arne Petryshen Sales: Monika Smutny 2114 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250-362-2183

Aiming for safer crossings

The Columbia-Washington infrastructure renewal is on the minds of many people, after two recent meetings. The first meeting for businesses back on Nov. 8 and the second for the public this past Monday. At Monday’s meeting there was some concern that the proposed sidewalk bump outs, the peninsula like extensions at the main intertsections, will make things less safe. A person at the edge of a bump out is much closer to traffic than one who is on the current sidewalk. While the current configuration does give the illusion of a wide field of view and a safer place for both pedestrians and drivers it is just that, an illusion. The current set-up promotes a driver’s carelessness that can be witnessed at much of the day. U-turns in the middle of intersections and other maneuvers on the wide expanse of street are a daily occurrence. While a city can get used to this type of activity, it can only lead to eventual tragedy. With vehicles rushing through town while others try to park, back up or turn around into traffic, while pedestrians cross at leisure, something’s bound to happen. The prospect of traffic slowing and sight enhancing bump outs and the addition of two more official crosswalks can only help make Rossland’s main street a more inviting and safer place. What the concerns really come down to is a fear of change and a fear of the unknown. While Rossland may have the widest streets in all of Canada (maybe, at some point), there comes a time when the safety of those trying to get across the street outweighs the need to have the wild open west of main streets that it has now. We want to hear from you.

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Have you ever wondered about Chinese martial arts and the various forms and techniques? Instructor Wayne Cheung is offering a three hour workshop that will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the discipline. Students can expect to learn the basics and foundations of all Chinese martial arts, including: the use of stance and bodywork (returning energy), basic qi-gong applications, the fundamental principles—the six harmonies and center-line theories, an introduction to the five martial arts styles available and an engaging discussion about the philosophy behind Chinese martial arts. Date and location are still “to be determined”. Give our office a call if you would like to be put on the wait list. If you enjoy playing basketball and would like to introduce the sport to your little people, the recreation department has secured the Gym at RSS for Family Basketball, Monday nights, from 7-8 p.m. From 8-9 p.m. the big kids (adults!) are welcome to play. Please ensure you have clean, indoor running shoes on and bring a water bottle. Adult Co-Ed Rec Hockey has a great turnout on Tuesday and Sunday nights. Starting Dec. 3 we’ll be introducing Saturday nights. This is a fun, co-ed hockey program and a great way to meet local Rosslanders. Drop in is $10 and a 10 punch pass is $80.00 – available at the recreation department. Starting Dec. 3, Saturday nights will run 9-10:15 p.m. Tuesdays are from 9:45-11 p.m. and Sundays are from 9:15-10:30 p.m. Senior’s Duffer Hockey for ages 50 and up is off to a great start! If you enjoy playing hockey and have Tuesday mornings available, come out to the Rossland Arena for a fun game of ice hockey. All abilities are encouraged and welcome! Play time is from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Rossland Arena. Are you parenting a teenager? How’s that working for you? Crossing the bridge from childhood to adulthood has never been so daunting. The recreation department has purchased the “Making Sense of Adolescence” DVD series — an eight part video course that will help shed light into this often dark and confusing time. It gives both the tools and the eyes to see an adolescent through the journey, and articulates why now more than ever adolescents need our help to cross that bridge. Workshops will be open to parents who would like to meet other parents, gain some insight, network and seek some support. If you’re a fabulous parent and everything’s going well, come out and share some insight! The full eight week session will commence in January, but come out to meet

other parents of teens for a free, initial get together on Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Rossland arena lounge. Hip Hop and Jazz starts Jan. 24 on Tuesdays, in the MacLean Annex. Each week brings a new and exciting hip hop combination. The pace is energetic and the class is pumped. The emphasis is on having fun while getting a great workout. Whether you’re a first timer or weekly regular, each hip hop dance class will leave you with a sense of accomplishment and empowerment! If you’re an outdoors person you should attend the “Know More Backcountry Avalanche Workshop” by the Canadian Avalanche Centre on Dec. 1, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the RSS Gymnasium. Presented by Columbia Brewery, the workshop is free and has some great door prizes! Workshop topics include; 10 commandments, travel techniques, myth busters, triggering avalanches, avalanche characters and rescue techniques. Voluntary non-perishable donations will be collected for Rossland Fire Fighters Hamper Fund. Public skating at the arena is on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45 p.m., Fridays from 5-6:30 p.m., Sundays from 2:30-4 p.m. and then again from 6-7:30 p.m. This Friday, Nov. 25, public skating is only from 5-6 p.m. because of the minor hockey tournament schedule. As a thank you for this inconvenience, public skating on Friday will be $1 for kids and $2 for adults. The Sunday 2:30 p.m. skate is sometimes canceled as a result of tournaments. Please check the website to confirm, or give the arena a call, after hours at 362-7396 ext. 1229. Skate rentals are available. The Little Gretzky’s Hockey program started Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 11-11:45 a.m. in the Rossland Arena. Team Profilli has signed on to lead the next generation of hockey players to learn the fundamentals of skating and hockey. If you have a preschooler in the house, who would like to learn to skate and play hockey, register them for the Little Gretzky’s program! Skaters need a full-face hockey mask, skates, good mitts or gloves and a hockey stick. Parents are encouraged to come out on the ice and will also need a full face hockey helmet and skates. Drop-ins are welcome at $10 per family. Need to improve your ski waxing skills? Kootenay Nordic Sports will be hosting ski-wax clinics again this year with the first one on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. This is a basic waxing skills clinic. These evenings will be by donation with all proceeds going to Skier Development at Black Jack. We will also be offering 10 per cent off all ski wax and waxing related products.


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Rossland Reads finale: Mockingbird takes first ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

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Rossland Reads has declared a winner. This year’s title that everyone in Rossland should read is the classic To Kill a Mockingbird. The final decision was not an easy one for the panel, since all four of the the books included in this second year of the series all had strong points in different fields. The three other books were the Bishop’s Man by Linden MacIntyre, Too Close to the Falls by Catherine Gildiner and the Woefield Poultry Collective by Susan Juby, as well as To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. All four panelists agreed on strengths of each other’s books: The Bishop’s Man for its ability to stir up deep discussion, The Woefield Poultry Collective for its humour, Too Close to the Falls for its interesting monologue and To Kill a Mockingbird for its questioning of the social norms of the time. The Woefield Poultry Collective ended up winning the award for People’s Choice after the staff of Cafe Books had to break a three way tie. From Cafe Books side, the reason was simple; the book has been a bestseller in the store for the past few months and it’s the book on the panel that they would most comfortably recommend to anyone who comes in to the store. The other three require a more serious read since the material is more thought provoking. The Bishop’s Man was voted off on the second night and then the Woefield Poultry Collective last week. Almeda Glenn Miller moderated the panel and steered the direction of debate. She said the job of host became easier with each week. “After the first night we sort of relaxed a little bit and everybody sort of spoke their turn, but also there was a lot of conversation and dialogue between the panelists,” Miller said. “I thought that that made it a lot more interesting.” She also said that all of the panelists spoke well to their books. “The books that were chosen were so vastly different and I think that’s why we had those kinds of results,”

she said of the close finish. “They were very , very very different things to talk about.” She said that made it more challenging and she might suggest some kind of parameter on the book choices for next year. “I would put some constraints,” she said. “But I got to know all new people that I’d never met before.” Miller said that she was surprised to see a consistent number of people show up despite conflicting events, such as the all-candidates forum last week.

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The Rouge Gallery was alive with the unique sound of harp strings this weekend, as Kerri Lynn Zwicker and the Harp Rouge brought their unique performance to Rossland. Zwicker is accompanied on the harp and vocals by Jeff Faragher on cello and Tammy Cooper on flute. Together the three occupy particular niches in songs that ranged from

Celtic to almost punk-rock. Zwicker, who plays out of Edmonton, attributed her style of playing to her Celtic roots but also diverged from that to play many genres and specializes in a form of Latin harp playing, which she said is quite normal in places like Colombia, where she studied the music. She said though, that in Latin America, it is mostly men who play the instrument and carry it above their shoulders while walking through town. This was Rouge Music’s second show of the season and the gallery’s seats were full

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despite other events happening at the same time. The next part of the series will be Dec. 10 as Rossland’s Rougemusic kicks off the Christmas season with a concert of Christmas music from the Baroque to the Contemporary. Alison Girvan, vocal soloist from Nelson teams up with contemporary jazz guitarist and Selkirk College faculty member Paul Lansberg. The show will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Rouge Gallery where tickets are also available for $15. For more info, call the gallery at 3629609.

The Rossland Light Opera Players are still hoping that whoever took the funds at the Nov. 12 show at the Miners’ Hall will return the money. So far, Dawn Graham, presidetn of the organization said there hasn’t been much for information coming back. “I haven’t had any responses from the sources I’ve contacted yet,” Graham said, despite announcing a plea in the local papers, on Bhubble and the opera’s membership. Though she has heard a number of people express sympathy for the society, which is not-for-profit. Graham said there is a RCMP investigation looking into it, but that if the person anonymously puts the money in an envelope and deposits it at the Credit Union, no questions will be asked. “Nobody has to even know that they did it, with any luck it will appeal to somebody’s conscience.,” Graham hopes. She said that putting the dinner theatre together is a lot of work, so to have the money disappear like that is discouraging.

“You just turn your back for a few minutes because you’re busy doing everything else to get the show ready and get people settled and happy and then that happens,” she said. “We have no idea who could have done it. People are surprised because Rossland’s a small community and they can’t believe someone would do that in the community.” Though it’s upsetting, it won’t be stopping the next show. The society is already beginning work on their mainstay show Pride and Prejudice. “It’s still full-steam ahead, like I said it has to carry on - the show must go on, but it would be nice if somebody actually came forward,” she said. RLOP depends on the money for the upcoming show, with the fall show being a major fundraiser for the mainstay show. There are caterers, bartenders and other expenses. “They made off with the entire proceeds from the ticket sales, and we had a full house,” Graham said. And if that’s not bad enough, they still need to find the money to pay the caterer. She said that after what happened the caterer is not excited about presenting the bill. “They feel horrible, because they still have to give us the bill,” she said, adding that that’s there way of making a living.


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The Homespun Christmas Craft Fair was held on Saturday in at the Prestige . Clockwise from top: Chris and Paul Marit, from Rossland show off their Christmas items. Genevieve Fortin, Virginia Vargas and Ellie Kermode sell wreaths and baked goods to raise money for the Golden Bear Nursery. The wreaths are still for sale. Deborah Wandler came up from Fruitvale to offer her dangling art, which she called “Glitters.” Arne Petryshen photos

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For the Rossland Skatepark committee the annual Homespun Christmas Craft Fair was a great opportunity to help make the fair happen, while also fundraising for the skate park. Aaron Cosbey, who is a member of the skatepark board, said the even was a huge success. He estimates they had 1,000 people visit the craft fair. “It’s always a popular fair, it’s one of the more popular ones in the district I think,” he said. “We had a lot of people come up after doing the Trail fair.” He said the vendors seemed like they were happy with the fair. “They had a good day and we had a good day, so it was all good,” he said, adding that they had a waiting list of 20 vendors. There were 40 artisans selling there goods at the fair.

“It’s for vendors all over the Kootenays,” he said. “We had them from Crawford Bay, Grand Forks, Castlegar, all over the place.” The vendors were selling a wide variety of items, such as pottery, paintings, jewelry and edibles. The craft fair is set apart from other fairs in the area in that everything that vendors sell has to be homemade and handmade. The fair is an annual event which United Way has traditionally run, but Cosbey said this year they asked the Rossland Skatepark Association to run it for them. “They just don’t have the man-power to do it,” he said. The craft fair was a big fundraiser this year for the Rossland skatepark and Cosbey said the initial reports are that they are well on their way to raising the funds to put toward the skatepark.

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The Red Mountain Racers have been working on improving communication with the community. They have a new Facebook page, blog and website. The Racers had their annual general meeting last Sunday. While the racers were taking part in dry land training, several new families stepped up to the Board of Directors bringing new enthusiasm, ideas, and vibrancy to the Red Mountain Racer organization. New board members-at-large include Patrick Kinghorn, Karen Lavender, Vanessa Lunn, David Livingstone, and Paula Gaul. Jane Power is taking up the role of Treasurer. You can access the Facebook page and be-

come a fan by linking through the new website http://redmountainracers.wordpress. com. Head coach Phil Patterson keeps a blog on the website which focuses what the club is up to throughout the ski season and the rest of the year. Patterson was enthusiastic about the improved structure of the Nancy Greene program. Long-term and well respected coach Grant Rutherglen will be working with all the Nancy Greene coaches achieve noticeable progression for each skill level they coach. The focus for the program is on benchmarks that skiers can strive for and coaches teach, over the 10 weeks of instruction. Graduates of the Nancy Greene program should have the skills and confidence to take on any sort of terrain or discipline on snow without

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Trail and Rossland residents can sign up for a free tele-workshop for family caregivers that explains what children and teens need to know to better understand dementia, and offers suggestions on how to help them interact with the person. Children, Teens and Dementia runs on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. Pre-registration is required by Dec. 8. Visit www.alzheimerbc.org or phone toll-free 1-866-3962433 to register.

HURRY, IT ENDS NOVEMBER 30TH, 2011

GET WINTER READY WITH SAFETY FEATURES AND OPTIONS LIKE ADVANCETRAC, ABS, AND AVAILABLE HEATED LEATHER SEATS. ®‡

2012 FOCUS SE AUTO

% 36 MONTHS APR

ON MOST NEW 2012 FOCUS MODELS.

FOR UP TO

FOR 72 MONTHS WITH $3,100 DOWN PAYMENT. OFFERS INCLUDE $1,600 FREIGHT & AIR TAX.

PLUS ELIGIBLE CUSTOMERS GET $500 RECYCLE YOUR RIDE INCENTIVE

AVAILABLE POWERSHIFTTM 6-SPEED MP3/USB COMPATIBLE L

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GET FINANCING

UP TO

ON FIESTA, FOCUS, FUSION, ESCAPE, EDGE (EXCLUDING EDGE SPORT) AND EXPLORER MODELS

$

FORD LETS YOU RECYCLE YOUR 2005 OR OLDER VEHICLE & GET

$

UP TO

$1,800 (MSRP) VALUE

WITH THE PURCHASE OR LEASE OF SELECT NEW MODELS.

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OWN FOR ONLY

$

21,999 *

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OWN FOR ONLY

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$

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AND

• WINTER TIRES • WINTER WHEELS • TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM

$

3,000

W

60 MONTHS

FOR UP TO

**

ON SELECT NEW 2012 MODELS.

6.0L/100 km 47 MPG HWY*** 9.0L/100 km 31 MPG CITY***

PURCHASE FINANCE BI-WEEKLY FOR ONLY

FOR 60 MONTHS WITH $2,900 DOWN PAYMENT. OFFERS INCLUDE $1,600 FREIGHT & AIR TAX.

189 0

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ALL VEHICLES SHOWN FEATURE:

% 0

PURCHASE FINANCE BI-WEEKLY FOR ONLY

FOR 72 MONTHS WITH $2,700 DOWN PAYMENT AND $3,500 MANUFACTURER REBATE. OFFER INCLUDES $1,550 FREIGHT & AIR TAX.

149 6.29% @

TRACTION CONTROL

AVAILABLE FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE

AVAILABLE SYNC®‡‡

APR

2011 FUSION I4 SE AUTO

**

APR

%

APR

PLUS

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL‡

PLUS

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL‡

ELIGIBLE CUSTOMERS GET $1000 RECYCLE YOUR RIDE INCENTIVE

MP3/USB COMPATIBLE

2012 ESCAPE I4 XLT AUTO

ELIGIBLE CUSTOMERS GET $1000 RECYCLE YOUR RIDE INCENTIVE

MP3/USB COMPATIBLE

AVAILABLE HEATED SEATS

THIS OFFER IS IN ADDITION TO INCENTIVES CURRENTLY OFFERED ON QUALIFYING VEHICLES OF MODEL YEAR 2005 OR OLDER. INCENTIVES RANGE FROM $500 TO $3000. VISIT WWW.FORD.CA FOR DETAILS.

Hurry, winter’s coming. Visit your BC Ford Store today.

bcford.ca

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. †Receive a winter safety package which includes: four (4) Winter Tires, four (4) steel Rims (Escape receives alloy wheels), and one (1) Tire pressure monitoring system when you purchase lease any new 2011/2012 Ford Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, Escape, Edge (excluding Sport) or Explorer on or before Nov 30/11. This offer is not applicable to any Fleet (other than small fleets with an eligible FIN) or Government customers and not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP or Daily Rental Allowances. Some conditions apply. See Dealer for details. Vehicle handling characteristics, tire load index and speed rating may not be the same as factory supplied all season tires. Winter tires are meant to be operated during winter conditions and may require a higher cold inflation pressure than all season tires. Consult your Ford of Canada dealer for details including applicable warranty coverage. *Purchase a new 2011 Fiesta SE Sedan/2012 Focus SE Sedan with automatic transmission/2011 Fusion SE with automatic transmission/2012 Escape I4 XLT 4x2 with automatic transmission for $17,499/$21,499/$21,999/$27,449 after Total Manufacturer Rebate of $0/$0/$3,500/$0 deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,550/$1,600/$1,550/$1,600 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 0% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on new 2012 Ford [Fusion (excluding S)/Escape (excluding I4 Manual)/] / [Taurus (excluding SE)/Flex (excluding SE)] / [Focus (excluding S)/Edge (excluding SE)] models for a maximum of [60]/[48]/[36] months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Example: $30,000 purchase financed at 0% APR for [60]/[48]/[36] months, monthly payment is [$500]/[$625]/[$833], cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $30,000.  Down payment on purchase financing offers may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price. **Choose 1.99%/2.99%/6.29%/0% APR purchase financing on a new 2011 Fiesta SE Sedan/2012 Focus SE Sedan with automatic transmission/2011 Fusion SE with automatic transmission/2012 Escape I4 XLT 4x2 with automatic transmission for a maximum of 72/72/72/60 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $214/$279/$322/$409 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $99/$129/$149/$189 with a down payment of $3,000/$3,100/$2,700/$2,900 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $894.82/$1,722.56/$3,920.19/$0 or APR of 1.99%/2.99%/6.29%/0% and total to be repaid is $15,393.82/$20,121.56/$23,219.19/$24,549. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $0/$0/$3,500/$0 and freight and air tax of $1,550/$1,600/$1,550/$1,600 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Taxes are payable on the full amount of the purchase price. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sume of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 Fiesta 1.6L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [7.1L/100km (40MPG) City, 5.3L/100km (53MPG) Hwy] / 2012 Focus 2.0L I4 6-speed Automatic transmission: [7.3L/100km (39MPG) City, 5.2L/100km (54MPG) Hwy] / 2011 Fusion FWD 2.5L I4 6-speed Automatic transmission: [9L/100km (31MPG) City, 6L/100km (47MPG) Hwy] / 2012 Escape FWD 2.5L I4 6-speed Automatic transmission: [10L/100km (28MPG) City, 7.1L/100km (40MPG) 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. ▼Program 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. †††Based on R.L. Polk Canada, Inc. vehicle registrations data, YTD April 2011. Class is small utility. 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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Free tele-workshop for those touched by mental illness tele-workshops are learning sessions designed for family caregivers, but also open to health care providers. They can be accessed via telephone, with an optional web component, recognizing that many caregivers are unable to attend in-person workshops. Participants also have a chance to learn and to share with others who are in similar situations. For more information on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, visit the society website at www.alzheimerbc.org.


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Rossland News Thursday, November 24, 2011

Energy Diet offers Christmas light bulb swap

STAFF WRITER Rossland News

Rossland residents are invited to trade in their old holiday lightbulbs, as part of the Rossland Energy Diet. FortisBC is hoping to brighten the holidays and save residents electricity by providing CFL bulbs and strings of

LED holiday lights. “FortisBC is welcoming winter with a light bulb and holiday light exchange for all Rossland residents and a contractor meet and greet for Rossland Energy Diet participants,” said Tom Loski, FortisBC’s vice president of customer service. Loski noted that Natural Resources Canada estimates that changing your holiday lights can

make a big difference. Energy Star LEDs use up to 90 per cent less electricity and last 10 times longer. He said the difference is $27 in energy costs for incandescent lights compared to less than 50 cents for LEDs. The light bulb and holiday light exchange event is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. at Rossland Miners’ Hall. Residents can

exchange five old incandescent bulbs for CFLs. They can also exchange two strings of incandescent holiday lights for two strings of high efficiency LED lights. All lights are available on a first come, first served basis. So far there are over 200 residential participants who have completed home energy assessments and 34 small businesses that have completed a lighting audit.

TOTAL TIRE CARE

We won’t be undersold on tires! ††

Get a grip on winter driving.

Steel wheels starting from

With Total Tire Care from Ford, my car is ready for winter and I didn’t even get my hands dirty.

THE

WORKS

99

(14” steel wheel)

°

OR

Upgrade to aluminum wheels. Up to

60

%

FOR ONLY

5999

INCLUDES UP TO 87-POINT INSPECTION, PREMIUM OIL AND FILTER CHANGE* AND TIRE ROTATION.

See your Service Advisor for details.

ASK ABOUT OUR

WINTER SAFETY PACKAGE Help prepare for winter with select brand name tires, wheels and tire pressure monitoring system designed by Ford for your Ford.

Available at participating locations. Dealer may sell for less.

OFF °

With installation

Winter preparation that can save you up to $350W a year on gas

in Manufacturer Mail-In Rebates.‡‡

**

BRAKE PADS OR SHOES

100

$

For added convenience, let us store your summer tires.

Motorcraft®

Fuel Economy Package

$

59

$

Up to

Enjoy the stops along the way. Never buy another set of Motorcraft® brake pads or shoes with our lifetime warranty!V

THE

DIESEL WORKS

Fuel Economy Package†

Full service winter preparation for your diesel engine.

FREE BOTTLE

NO-CHARGE Motorcraft WIPER BLADES

OF “5 SHOT” ANTI-GEL & PERFORMANCE IMPROVER^ WITH THIS SERVICE

WITH PURCHASE.Q INSTALLATION INCLUDED. $35 RETAIL VALUE.

SEE DEALER FOR PACKAGE PRICES.

AND RECEIVE

®

Trust the experts who know your Ford best: Ford-Trained Technicians. The National Tire Event ends December 14th, 2011, so visit your BC Ford Store or ford.ca today.

All offers expire December 14, 2011. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See Service Advisor for complete details. Applicable taxes and provincial levies not included. Dealer may sell for less. †† In order to receive a competitor’s advertised price: (i) tires must be purchased and installed at your participating Ford Dealer; (ii) customer must present the competitor’s advertisement (containing the lower price) which must have been printed within 30 days of the sale; and (iii) the tires being purchased must be the same brand, sidewall, speed and load ratings as shown in the competitive advertisement. Offer only available at participating Ford dealerships. This offer is valid on the cost of the tire only and does not include labour costs, valve stems, mounting, balancing, disposal, and taxes. Offer does not apply to advertised prices outside of Canada, in eBay advertisements, by tire wholesalers (including Costco) and online tire retailers, or closeout, special order, discontinued and clearance/liquidation offers. Offer may be cancelled or changed at any time without prior notice. See your Service Advisor for details. ‡‡ Rebate offers are manufacturer’s mail-in rebates. Rebates available on select Goodyear, Michelin, Bridgestone (AMEX branded prepaid card), Dunlop, BFGoodrich, Continental, Pirelli, and Yokohama tires. Offers are valid on qualifying sets of four tires, purchased and installed at participating locations during the respective promotion periods for each tire brand. Offer is valid on the cost of the tire(s) only and does not include labour costs, valve stems, mounting, balancing, disposal, and taxes. Amount of rebates, start dates and expiration dates vary depending on tire manufacturer. It is the responsibility of the customer to submit the required claim forms and proof of purchase to the relevant tire manufacturer with sufficient postage by the required deadline for that rebate offer. See your Service Advisor for complete details and claim forms. °Dealer may sell for less. Additional parts and service charges may apply. Excludes installation. Valid on most vehicles, makes, and models. Wheel compatibility is dependent on vehicle model and optional accessories. Please see your Dealer for fitments and pricing. **Storage term is at the dealer’s sole discretion, up to a maximum of one year. ‡Applies to single rear wheel vehicles only. Diesel models not eligible. ▼Based on a Ford Fusion V6 automatic that has a fuel consumption rating of 10L/100 km in combined city/highway driving (properly tuned), a one-year driving distance of 24,000 km and $1.02 per litre for gasoline. Improved fuel efficiency and emission reduction levels depend on model, year and condition of vehicle. *Up to 5 litres of oil. Disposal fees may be extra. Does not apply to diesel engines. ▲Ford Protection Plan is only available for non-commercial cars and light trucks. If an eligible Ford, Motorcraft® or Ford-approved part fails due to a defect in material or workmanship, wear out or rust through, it will be replaced at no charge as long as the original purchaser of the part owns the vehicle on which the part was installed. Labour is covered for the first 12 months or 20,000 km (whichever occurs first) after the date of installation. Emergency brake pads are not eligible under this plan. See Service Advisor for complete details and limitations † Offer applies to single rear wheel vehicles. Taxes and disposal fees extra. Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) excluded. Dual rear wheel models qualify at additional cost. Up to 16 litres of oil. Disposal fees extra. ^While supplies last. Limit one (1) bottle per Diesel Works Fuel Economy Package service. “5 Shot” Anti-Gel & Performance Improver (PM-23-B) treats 473 litres of fuel. ■While supplies last. Limit of one (1) set of Motorcraft® Wiper Blades per Motorcraft® Brake Pads or Shoes service.


Thursday, November 24, 2011 Rossland News

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Misc. for Sale BUILDING SALE... Final clearance. “Rock bottom prices” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x 20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. 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. 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.

Car Dolly: Rewired, wheels have been greased very recently. Works very well. Asking $799. Call 250-354-7471. Located in Nelson 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. **HOME PHONE Reconnect** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? WINTER TIRES FOR SALE 2 Winguard on steel rims 3/4 tread 205-65 R15 94T $100 for the pair • White Table $30 • Bamboo Shelving $20 • Crib mattress (great condition) $20 • TV’S $20 each • 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)

Rentals Misc for Rent COVERED RV Storage, winter or year round. 509-732-4548 Phillips Ranch, Northport, WA

Homes for Rent HOUSES & APARTMENTS FOR RENT Available in Rossland & Trail. Please call Century 21 Property Management at 250-362-7021 www.RosslandRentals.com W.TRAIL, 2BDRM., hardwood floors, updated kitchen, basement garage, covered porch, no lawns to cut. Ideal for single person or couple. $670./mo. +utilities. N/S, NP. References required. 604-6499365

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ATTENTION RESIDING DOG OWNERS IN ELECTORAL AREAS A & B Every person who owns or keeps a dog(s) over the age of 4 months is required to hold a valid license for that dog(s). The impounding fee for having an unlicensed dog is $ 75.00. The 2012 tags are now available and the fees up to January 31, 2012 are as follows: Neutered male dog Spayed female dog Male dog Female dog Dog or hobby kennel

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Fees on or after February 1, 2012: Neutered male dog Spayed female dog Male dog Female dog Dog or hobby kennel

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35.00 35.00 75.00 75.00 125.00

Licences may be obtained from the office of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary at 843 Rossland Avenue, Trail, B.C. or at the Trail SPCA.

We require a TECHNICIAN to work in a fast paced shop. Diesel and transmission experience, Provincial Inspector’s ticket and GM experience are all assets. Please send or email resume with complete prior job history and references to: Carlos DeFrias, Champion Chevrolet 2880 Highway Drive, Trail BC V1R 2T3 Email service@championgm.com

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR Orthopedic Surgeon’s office seeking a new member to join our team. This is an extremely busy environment. Duties will include handling patient inquiries and bookings, records management, and administrative functions as required. Medical transcription and previous experience working with an EMR an asset. Candidate must possess strong organizational and time-management skills. This position requires a team-player who maintains extreme attention-to-detail. Resumes can be submitted to: 305 – 1101 Dewdney Ave Trail BC V1R 4T1 24375


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If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re heading into the backcountry or even skiing at a resort, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to have an awareness of avalanches and other possible dangers before venturing out. Your chance is coming up, with a the free Backcountry Avalanche work shop being put on by the Canadian Avalanche Centre throughout B.C. The workshop, which is Dec. 1, will look at avalanche characteristics, rescue work, myths on how avalanches are triggered and the 10 commandments of travel techniques when out there. The workshop will be a good primer before the ski and sledding season begins, as it will cover both aspects of the outdoors - Snowmobiling and skiing. There will also be door prizes. Non-perishable food items will be collected for the Rossland Fire Fighters Hamper Fund. The workshop is Thursday, Dec. 1 from 6:30-9:30 at the Rossland Secondary School Gymnasium. For more information on the workshop contact programservices@avalanche.ca.

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Thinking of adding to your family? Rabbits are the third most popular house pets after cats and dogs. The two rabbits we have here at the shelter should not be overlooked. Butters and Peanut came to the shelter after their original owners no longer wanted to care for them. Since being here, Peanut has been spayed and Butters has been neutered. We estimate them to be just under two years old, and are two quiet and lovely critters. Being of a dwarf mix, they are brown, white and grey, with Butters having a whiter top coat then Peanut. For more information on the twins, as we call them, the Trail BCSPCAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s number is 250-368-5910 or email us at trail@spca.bc.ca Or even come and visit them here at the shelter, and give them a pet or treat!

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November 24, 2011 Rossland News