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At Tuesday night’s annual general meeting for the Rossland Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Greg Granstrom took the opportunity to talk informally with businesses about what they thought of the ColumbiaWashington infrastructure project. While there were concerns, the underlying feeling of the business owners at the meeting didn’t seem to be one of panic.

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Granstrom said the city expects some sort of confirmation on the grants that it applied for sometime between now and Christmas. “What the City of Rossland does know is that of the 158 grants that were put out there were 51 approved, so one third of the grants that were put out there were approved.� Granstrom explained that some of the “funky� designs in the plan were put there to help lift the city above other proposals, things like heated sidewalks and a water tank uses storm water for irrigation. This was because the grants were based on innova-

tion. The mayor said that just because the grants have been sent out, doesn’t mean the plans for the town are written in stone. “The first goal is to get the money,� he said, then they can make adjustments as needed to the design. Granstrom said if the city doesn’t get the money, it will still have to do the piping. “We have to,� he said, alluding to a city staff report showing the lead joints of the pipes failing on some of the century-old pipes.

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4/084)08 50634 Free snowshoe tours with the Rossland Snowshoe Hosts. Dog-

Level Race at Red Mountain Jan. 7 and 8. Contact: Christine Andison christine@ Website:

friendly. Please call in advance if you would like to come as they go somewhere different all of the time. Need Snowshoes. Karen Thatcher 362-7207

3&%.06/5"*/3&4035 Officially opens Saturday Dec. 17. and kicks off the season at

16/,30$,#*/(0 Starts tonight and runs every Thursday from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. at the

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Flying Steamshovel. All proceeds go to the Rossland Family Relief Fund, aiding local families in need. 250-362-7323

land Miner’s Hall hosts performers - music, dance, spoken word, theatre. Interested volunteers and performers may contact Michael Gifford at 250-362-7170 or Adults $3, students free. Treats available. Doors open at 6.

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the month. More info:

803,4)01: 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. 15 at 7 p.m.

)":800%/03".5&$,413*/54&3*&4: World-class skiers from Canada, the USA and

some international skiers will be taking part which makes it a great opportunity to see some fast and furious racing. Dec. 17, 18. More info:

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4"563%":.03/*/((306153"*-36/4 8-9:30am, Saturdays. Meet at Kootenay Nordic Sports (2020 Washington). Free drop-in, all levels, year-round. Contact Tammie Gibson, 362-7071, -&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.

*/%00340$$&3 Wednesdays at RSS gym. starts at 7 p.m. $2 drop-in or $5 for the

.05)&3(004& Rhymes, songs, finger plays and stories, 10:30-11:30 am, Thursdays at MacLean StrongStart Center. Free, drop-in, for caregivers and young children.

season. Wear indoor shoes.

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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.

waxing clinics. Proceeds go to skier development at BlackJack Ski Club. Located at 2020 Washington Street Kootenay Nordic Sports. Times are always at 7pm on Wednesdays. Dec 14, Jan 4 and Jan 25. 250-3627071

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day meeting, 7-9pm, 1807 Columbia. Or email

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Nordic Sports, Better Life Fitness, Rossland Chamber of Commerce, Rossland City Hall. Also via

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#-"$, +"$, $3044 $06/53: 4,* $-6# To celebrate world snowboard day, there will

be free professional lessons at Red Mountain Resort Sunday, Dec 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those who sign up will be guided by a snowboard professional in a free 1hr private lesson. Book today. For more info or to book contact or 250-362-7384 Ext:235.

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land 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 Art Night: Tue. 7pm; Movie Night: Wed. 6-8pm.

at the Cominco Memorial Centre. Brass and woodwind players welcomed. For more info, contact Andrea McKay, 362-7604.

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.

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December 16 at RSS and MacLeans.

welcome! Contact John Sullivan, 362-5278.

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(&/&"-0(: West Kootenay Family Historians, 7pm, first Monday each month, Sept to

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June, SHSS, Castlegar. Annual fee $10. Contact Jean, 365-8100, or Grace, 364-1426.

3044-"/%3&5*3&&4$63-*/( starts it’s season Thursday, Nov. 3rd at 9:30 am and every

#*/(0"/%'*-.4 Bingo Thurs., films Tues., both at 1:30pm, Rossland Seniors’ Hall.

Monday and Thursday thereafter. Join us for some socializing, healthy exercise, and fun on the ice. Beginners welcome! Call Jim at 364-1051 or Bill at 362-9462

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Renee Clark, executive director for the Rossland Chamber of Commerce presented Pete at Rossvegas boardshop with an award for the “Best Christmas Window Display.”

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“The water line that comes down Washington was put in in 1905,” he said. “So we obviously have to do it.” The other thing they need to do is the infrastructure under Columbia prior to it being paved by the Ministry of Transportation at the end of the summer. The changeable component is the streetscape, where Granstrom said the tension lies. “Nothing’s written in stone here, if at the end of the day, the people of Rossland don’t want parallel parking, wider sidewalks or whatever, it won’t get done,” he said. Kelvin Saldern said the city is being too hard on itself. “From what I’ve seen is the city has done a great job of communications,” Saldern said, noting the charets and other opportunities the city has given for citizens and businesses to voice their opinion. He said the problem is likely people aren’t paying attention, since he’s heard people asking questions or saying they hadn’t heard about a part of the proposal, but didn’t see many people at the charets. “You can’t point fingers at the mayor or council or staff, who are working really hard to get this information out,” he said. Granstrom said that’s how it always goes, people get much more involved when it gets close to crunch time. “We could have started having sessions on this twenty years ago and no one would have been there until two days before it happened,” he said. “That’s not a criticism, that’s just a fact.” Another concern was that at the Dec. 5 council meeting ISL engineering, the firm that is planning the streetscape project, said that the had got almost unanimous approval of businesses.

City council listened to concerns abut the Columbia-Washington renewal, but the mayor heard some positive notes in an informal discussion with chamber members on Tuesday. At council on Monday, councillors heard Paul Allen speak on his concerns during the opportunity for members of the public to speak. Allen was also concerned about the statements that ISL’s Ed Kolla had made in the prior week’s council meeting.

Allan said that he had gone to the businesses in question and asked what they thought. He stated that he had received negative responces from most of the businesses. He said of the 12 businesses he spoke with on the North side of Columbia, all were against

parrallel parking. Allen will likely be back with a deligation, as he didn’t make it though his presentation in the alloted time. The mayor asked that he return as a deligation in a future meeting.



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Mrs. Mcormack’s Grade 2/3 class celebrate the Annual Christmas Write at Maclean Elementary School. Parents were welcomed to come and participate in writing Christmas cards and letters to friends and family with their children. Pictured is the 2/3 class reciting Christmas poetry and stories to the parents and teachers.

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Long road ahead to bring refugees to Rossland ARNE PETRYSHEN


Notice of 2012 Regular Council Meeting Schedule Section 127 of the Community Charter requires that a schedule of the date, time and place of all regular council meetings to be held during the year be prepared and made available to the public. Regular Meetings of Council will take place at Rossland City Hall, 1899 Columbia Avenue. Regular Meetings of Council will be held on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month, unless otherwise posted. Regular Meeting of Council which occur on statutory holidays may be rescheduled or cancelled by resolution of Council. Regular Meetings of Council shall be called to order at 7:00 pm

2012 Regular Council Meeting Schedule: Monday - January 9, 2012 Monday - January 23, 2012 Monday - February 13, 2012 Monday - February 27, 2012 Monday - March 12, 2012 Monday – March 26, 2012 Tuesday - April 10, 2012**** Monday - April 23, 2012 Monday - May 7, 2012 Monday - May 28, 2012 Monday - June 11, 2012

Monday - June 25, 2012 Monday - July 16, 2012 Monday – August 13, 2012 Tuesday - September 4, 2012**** Monday - September 17, 2012 Tuesday - October 9, 2012 **** Monday - October 22, 2012 Monday - November 12, 2012 Monday - November 26, 2012 Monday – December 10, 2012

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A local group announced in last week’s paper that they will be helping a refugee family make their way to Rossland. One of the organizers, Kathy Moore, gave some more details on the procedure that will now follow. Moore said the idea of helping a refugee family began at a wine and cheese dinner where the East Kootenay Friends of Burma, a group that’s been sponsoring refugees for 27 years, spoke. “They came over with a couple of their refugee sponsors and a slideshow and just talked to the people interested in hearing the details in bringing refugees over,” Moore explained. “They started bringing people from Burma and other countries.” Moore said the organization has been bringing over one family a year. Families then come to the East Kootenay, with some staying and some moving on. “They bring them over, get them started, get them integrated into Canadian society and launch them into their new life,” she said. “There was a group of us sitting around there that night that said, ‘hey, maybe we should think about doing this.’ We’re a pretty proactive community here and it seemed like a nice thing to do to help those less fortunate. Some of these people come from really difficult circumstances. So that’s kind of how it started.” There’s a core group of about nine members. Moore said there are those who want to

Kathy Moore is a member of the group that helping to bring a family of refugees to Rossland. Arne Petryshen photo

help the families themselves, but don’t want to be involved in the day-to-day running of the group. “We’re definitely looking for more people to get involved, but right now, our main thrust is trying to get people to go to the credit union and sign up to make small monthly deposits into the account,” she said. “Rather than trying to do a lot of fundraising events, because there are so many

groups in town that do that, we’re hoping we can get people to sign up for some small donation a month and then basically forget about it.” Moore said it could just be a couple lattes worth that you wouldn’t miss, but they take any amount, as they’re trying to gather the funds to support the family when they’re here. They need to raise about $20,000. Moore said they also want to help people learn more about refugees and will be having a couple of events in the new year which invite people to hear more about what the life of a refugee is like, how they become refugees and what people can do to help them. “That will be sort of fundraising too, where we’ll have people make a donation at the door and watch a presentation and talk about these issues,” she said. Moore said the group is pretty excited and already has applications in for a family of six. Though they are two separate families, they’re related. There are three kids and three adults. “We got word that our application was accepted by the Canadian immigration services, but then what they do is go through a very extensive interview process, background check, health check,” she said. “There’s all kinds of things that they do. “It could take a couple years before they get here. So we’re not expecting them anytime soon.” That’s another reason they’re going for the automatic deposit fundraising effort. “If a whole bunch of people put in $5 or $10, the money will add up over time.”

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Lisa Wegner, who is in charge of communication for the Rossland Winter Carnival, is already excited about this year’s full schedule of events. It is also the 115th year the carnival has been held. Wegner is wearing a Winter Carnival hat. Arne Petryshen photo

This year’s Winter Carnival will be packed with festivities ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

Though it’s still more than a month away, plans for the Rossland Winter Carnival are already getting set. Organizers are gearing up for the 115th year of the carnival. Lisa Wegner, who is liaison for the Winter Carnival, said the event will be the weekend of Jan. 27, 2012. Events will begin Friday, although there will be a special presentation of Ski Bum the Musical the day before on Jan. 26. “We’re getting a real early kick off with Ski Bum the Musical,” Wegner said. The carnival was started 115 years ago by Olaus Jeldness. “The whole concept of him skiing down, not necessarily the back of Red, everyone took, quite simply, their own course and there were some unfortunate casualties along the way, skiing all the way down to the finish line of Columbia Street.”

She said the Carnival still has that same underlying concept that can be witnessed in the pages of the old newspapers. The festivities usually took the role of a lot of partying in the Rossland mountain air, which Wegner concedes has changed a bit, since over the years more kid-friendly events have been added. For Facebook users, you can ‘like’ Olaus Jeldness. “We also have the Rossland Winter Carnival on Facebook,” she said. “It’s great because people can link up on that page to volunteer and we really, really need volunteers.” She said that’s the other joy of Rossland. “I’ve been away since January of ‘94,” she said. “Right after that winter carnival, I departed to the coast, and so I saw that level of community spirit. Nothing has replaced that no matter where I’ve been in Canada or anywhere. I wouldn’t say it’s easy to get volunteers, but it would be nice to see some fresh faces.” She also urges the rest of Greater Trail,

Castlegar and anyone else to come out. This year they are featuring scarves with the Olaus winter carnival logo, while last year it was toques. “So get the whole set,” she said. Olaus would be 154 years old this year and Wegner said that though it’s the 115th year of Winter Carnival, the event is still going strong. “We’ve got one heck of a line-up of events,” she said. After the Thursday presentation of Ski Bum the Musical, there are events all weekend. Just to get an idea, Wegner mentioned a few. The rail jam is on Friday and Saturday. A classic Rossland event, the firefighters pancake breakfast, is on the Saturday. On Sunday they have the Olaus Invitational B.C. Cup Luge Race at Red Mountain. The weekend will also feature a chance to win a Red Mountain Resort Ski pass if you enter the parade with a costume or float.


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Winter coming to the mountain city (hopefully)

The next few weeks will be an exciting time, as Rossland switches over to a winter mountain town. already with Rekindle at the beginning of December, Rossland and the surrouding area are starting to look their part. This weekend two big events will help to kick off the season. One is the NorAm Sprint Series, of which almost 200 of the best crosscountry racers will be coming to race in Rossland. The other event is the official opening of Red Mountain Resort. While the weather outside hasn’t looked all that promising for the ski hill, there is still plenty of time for a huge dump of snow to arrive before Christmas. In January there are many other races, downhill and otherwise. Another event, though still a ways away is the Winter Carnival. Rossland’s long history of skiing dates back to Olaus Jeldness, Norway’s world champion skier, who took to the steep slopes of Rossland more than a century ago and began a tradition that will go for many more years. There is no lack of snow or winter sports to do this season. The outdoor ice rink is already being well-utilized by many of the local kids and parents and given that it’s lit into the night, there’s still fun to be had when the sun goes down. There’s always the vast expanse of backcountry to explore, as long as it’s done safely and you have the knowledge and skills to keep safe from the cold and the dangers of avalanches. The ski cabins make a nice adventure into the surrounding wilderness. And there’s always the time honoured tradition of making that perfect snowman. We want to hear from you.

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Program changes for Christmas

As we move towards the Christmas break there are lots of program changes and additions to note! If you currently enjoy a program or class in one of the school buildings – MacLean Elementary School, Rossland Secondary School or MacLean Annex, all classes and programs cancel over the Christmas holiday, which starts Monday, Dec.19 and runs until Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. Affected programs include; Karate, Family Basketball, Volleyball and Indoor Soccer. Public Skating for the week of December 12 to December 19: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 6:30-7:45p.m.; Friday, December 16, 5:00-6:30pm; Sunday, December 18, 2:30-4 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. Public Skating for the week of Dec. 19 to 25; Tuesday, December 20, 3:45-5:15 p.m; Wednesday, December 21, 6:30-7:45 p.m; Thursday, December 22, 3:45-5:15 p.m; Friday, December 23, 5-6:30 p.m. Public Skating for the week of December 26 to January 2, 2012: Tuesday, December 27, 3:45-5:15 p.m.:Wednesday, December 28, 6:30-7:45 p.m.; Thursday, December 29, 3:45-5:15 p.m.; Friday, December 30, 5-6:30 p.m. The City of Rossland outdoor ice rink located on Third Avenue, between Spokane Street and Washington Street. The Public Works Department will be installing a fire pit and benches in the next few days. Bring some wood to build a fire and enjoy our beautiful outdoor ice rink! Sr.’s Duffer Hockey on Tuesday mornings runs from 9:30-10:45am each week. This is a great program for enthusiastic Seniors who would like to learn how to play hockey or already know and want to get out and play. Over the Christmas holiday, Tuesday, December 20

is on, and Tuesday, December 27 has been cancelled. Play resumes in January! If you can’t get enough hockey, Co-Ed Rec Hockey runs through the holiday season with a few changes: Tuesday, Dec. 20, 9:45-11 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 24 is cancelled; Sunday, Dec. 25 is cancelled; Tuesday, Dec. 27 is from 9:45-11 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 31 is cancelled; and Sunday, Jan. 1 is cancelled. Kids REC Hockey on Thursdays takes a break over the Christmas holiday too. Classes on Thursday December 22 and 29 have both cancelled. The program resumes on January 5, 2012. If you enjoy backcountry and cross-country skiing at the Nancy Greene summit, stop by the Recreation Department to pick up a topographic map of the area, complete with locations of all the cabins. The Little Gretzky’s Hockey program started Tuesday, November 22 from 11-11:45 a.m. in the Rossland arena. Team Profili 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, neck guard, skates, good mits 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 $10.00 per family. The program takes a break over the Christmas holiday and resumes on Tuesday, January 3, 2012. The Recreation Department will be creating a supplementary Winter brochure for the months of January to March, 2012. If you would like to run a program, please contact our office to discuss the specifics. A7

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Red Mountain Resort is set to open this weekend. Arne Petryshen photo

Red set to open this its lifts this weekend STAFF WRITER Rossland News

Red Mountain Resort will be open this weekend and the rest of the town is hoping there will be a big dump of snow for opening day. The resort is pleased to announce that the resort will be open for the season on Dec. 17. The resort has some new and improved experiences for this season. The first is the new Piste Off Supply Company. It is a new retail store at Red and

it carries The North Face, Orage, Burton, Smith, Von Zipper, Electric Visual and other top brand names. It’s located ground level, outside of guest services Keen Coffee has moved from the ground level to the conference room on the second floor of the daylodge. High Performance Rentals has moved from the rentals to the space adjacent to the ticketing windows (formerly Keen Coffee) and will offer performance skis from Blizzard, K2 and Salomon. Snowsports is offering a num-

ber of Holiday camps to keep the kids busy during the season as well as 10 week programs to help the kids improve their skills on the slopes while having a blast. Check out for more details. The new ice rink will be located on the plateau between Slalom Creek and Silverlode chairlift. It will be complete with a fire pit and is open daily till 9pm. Summer grooming occurred on a variety of runs on Granite mountain. Look for improved tree skiing around the mountain.

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Powderhound has been a staple of ski wear and maintenance for 25 years, and now owner Don Vockeroth has decided it’s time to move on. The store switched ownership last week to Brian Potter. Vockeroth started Powderhound in 1987, but has been in Rossland since 1971. “We were in business up on the ski hill as a ski shop and we just wanted to have a downtown presence,” he explained. Vockeroth said he has a skiing background and outdoor background and so fit right in to Rossland. Prior to that, he was in business in Banff. He comes from a farming background. “You kind of learn to be an entrepreneur and work for yourself,” he said. “You find it more difficult to work for other people, just with that type of background. You also don’t mind working. It’s just the way you’re brought up.” Vockeroth has two daughters who grew up around the store. “When they turned 13, they got shares in the business, so they became part of it and grew up inside of the business, learning how to look after themselves, take care of other people, manage money and all those kinds of things,” he said. “So that was important to me too, just to have the opportunity for them to grow up inside of a real family business.” Vockeroth said that he decided to step back. “I think you get to a certain age where you have to decide to decrease everything and get less involved, because you’re getting too old. It’s time,” he said. “Our two girls are married and have other opportunities in other businesses that they’re involved in. They could

have taken it over, and they really wanted to, because it’s a family thing and they felt ownership, but at the same time they’re on to other things.” Vockeroth said he is not disappointed since “the opportunities that they have now are a lot better than what this would have been.” Vockeroth said he can’t go directly from running a store to relaxing, and so will keep himself busy with various projects. He and his wife live in a five story house at the moment and he said he needs to start thinking ahead. “It’s going to be too much for us as we get older, so we’re going to build a one-level project. We’ve got a couple other little things that we want to do,” he said. “We’ll probably build another house and sell the one we have, then sell the one we build when we build the next one. I’ve said before that if I live to be over 80 or 90, I’ll need a one-story place to live in.” Vockeroth will likely still be around the store though, since he likes being involved with people and with a business downtown, you see everybody all the time. “I like that a lot,” he said. “It was a good thing for me. In a selfish way I’m putting myself in a position that I wanted to be in, and obviously making money and putting my kids through school.” Vockeroth moved to Rossland because his wife is born and raised here. He said it was a nice opportunity because now she has her family and friends nearby. Vockeroth said Rossland is one of the greatest communities in the Kootenays because there are a lot of facilities per capita, some of the highest in North America. “The usage is also the highest in North America,” he said. “The role models are visible. They’re your

neighbours, not gods or icons that you read about or see on TV. They’re real human beings. You can do that too. The kids that grow up here have a great role-modelling community that gives them a lot of confidence. Role models like Nancy Greene, Kerrin Lee-Gartner, and if you go down to Trail, then they’re in baseball, track and field, and hockey.” The new owner, Brian Potter, is a newer resident of Rossland. Potter said in terms of changes to the store, you probably won’t see anything too significant. “The name’s going to stay the same and we want to keep Don’s name around. He’s been a big member of the community, so he’s going to be around,” Potter said. “There aren’t going to be major changes. I think the biggest change people are going to see is in the stock that we carry into the future.” The other thing that will change is the back end stuff, which won’t be as visible. “We have a great line up of skis this year. They’re awesome,” he said. “The Austrian wall, that’s what we call it.” He’s referring to the wall of skis all made in Austria. They will be having a sale this week, to kick off the new store and the season. “Service is going to be just the same,” he assured customers. Vockeroth backed up the claim, saying Potter is a great tech when it comes to both bikes and skis. As far as working in retail, Potter said he’s done everything at one point in time. “That’s certainly one of my major passions, that the service side of things is top notch,” he said. “You name it, we can fix it. Except for the broken skis.” He added that once they’re broken in half, that’s pretty much it for them.

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Angie Abdou, who writes out of Fernie, was in Rossland Saturday night to read from her new book the Canterbury Trail, which is based on the town of Fernie. Arne Petryshen photo

East Kootenay author makes the trip to Rossland ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

Fernie author Angie Abdou made a stop in Rossland on Saturday to talk about her new book, the Canterbury Trail. The book chronicles life in a mountain town and so reflects a lot of Rossland in it. Abdou explained that the Canterbury Trail is a trail near Fernie that is shared with all sorts of outdoor users, from hikers to snowmobilers. Abdou said she wrote the book as a PHD dissertation. The editor of her previous novel, The Bone Cage, was a faculty member on the University of Calgary. “They have a PHD program where you can write a fictional thing as your dissertation,” She sai. “So I thought if I’d like to work with her again and I’d like to write another novel and get a PHD, then why don’t I just do it all.” And because she was doing her PHD, her employer, the College of the Rockies also gave her a six month professional development leave. “So I got to write full-time for six months. and you can do a lot when your not working

full-time,” Abdou said. She then had a maternity leave where she also wrote a fair amount. “It might have been a year and a half of writing to complete the book,” she said. “You know how it is, sometimes you’re getting tons done and sometimes you go for months and get nothing done.” For instance, last summer she wrote 170 pages of her next novel and then threw it all out because her agent told me it was terrible. But then based on what she had been told, Abdou wrote 70 “really solid” pages in September while working full-time. “So I could say I wrote a third of a novel in a month, but that would be a lie because of that five months of writing crap, that is part of what I needed to do,” she said. “So it’s really hard to say how long things take.” She said she considers herself a pretty fast writer. “I’m not one of those people that takes seven years to write a book, so far,” she said. “But I’ve done book that I don’t have to do a lot of external research that are based on things that I know well.” Abdou’s next book is about hot yoga and

foreign nannies. It centres around Phillipono nannies. “It’s partly in Hong Kong, partly in the Philippines and partly in an unnamed town that is kind of like Kelowna,” she explained. “I wanted a town that was big enough to have a university and more of a big city feel, but still in the mountains. I wanted it to be like you have everything and life is perfect, but just because you happen to be born into that time and place everything is perfect.” She said compared to someone born at the same time in the Philippines, also a beautiful place, life is not so perfect. The hot yoga was included for two reasons, one because Abdou is fond of the style of yoga and the other because of the absurdity of it. “I think the idea of paying $20 to go sweat and work for an hour is so foreign to some of these countries where they have to work and sweat just to survive,” she said. “I like that juxtaposition.” Abdou is planning to take a trip to Hong Kong and the Philippines to do research. “I wasn’t going to, we have five Filipino nannies in Fernie so I’ve been interviewing them, but talking to writer friends they say over and over you have to go there.”

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The NorAm Sprint Series is this weekend and it looks to be shaping up to be a busy race. Chief of competition Ian Sibbald said there are between 180 and 190 skiers registered for this weekend’s races. On Saturday they will be having the freetechnique sprint race, which will have interval starts. Sunday’s race is a mass start distance race, which is also free-technique. Saturday will start with a qualifier at 9 a.m. where the top 30 in each category will go on to heats where they race against each other to get a spot in the semi-finals and then the finals. There will be five quarter-finals, two semifinals and one final race for each category. There will be 32 heats including all the cat-

egories. Each race is 1.6 km for the men and 1.4 km for the women. “They are going to run continuously every three minutes from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. roughly,” he said. There is also an individual start race for the younger categories around 2 p.m. Saturday, which will likely run for an hour. Sunday’s mass start distance race starts at 10 a.m. for the men and 11 a.m. for women. “That’s a mass start, so they’ll all be lined up in a big pack and all go on a gun,” he said. “That’s pretty exciting to watch.” The distance race is 15 km for the men and 10 km for the women. The racers tend to compete in both events. “Some people are better in one than the other,” he said. “So the winner in one may not be the winner in the other, but most people will still

compete.” He said that this year’s courses are slightly tougher than last year, which should make for some interesting races. Sibbald said NorAm is similar to the Continental Circuit Race, and is one level down from the World Cup. “So the top North American skiers are here those that aren’t racing in the World Cup,” Sibbald said. “So that gives you an idea of the level.” He added that there are other categories as well and the registration is up from last year. There are also a few local Rosslanders competing, including Rebecca Reid, who transit trains in Canmore; Jeffrey Richards, who trains in Whistler. “Then there are quite a few of our junior racers competing as well and who have been very successful at that level of racing as well,” he said.

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2060 Columbia Ave. Rossland


Black Jack free skiing day Cross-country skiers got a chance for free lessons and free skiing at Black Jack Ski Club. The day was sponsored by Gericks Cycle and Sport in Trail. Above Greald Klassen (middle), from Gericks, prepares to give lessons in skate skiing.

Arne Petryshen photo

Season’s Greetings Katrine Conroy, MLA

Wishes everyone Season’s Greetings & a Happy New Year for 2012. Please join Katrine for a Holiday Open House on December 15, 2011, 1:00 PM—5:00 PM Light snacks and refreshments will be served! Open to the Public! Please brin a non-perishable item for the food bank if you are able. #2 – 1006 3rd Street, Castlegar, BC


            Buy your Vertical Value Card by December 20th, but use it all season long. Get 25% off lodging as well as a variety of discounts for cat skiing.

Available online at Order by Phone: 800-663-0105 *Purchase required. Card is non-transferable, photo identification required. This card is valid for a maximum usage of 8 days. Adult cards are for ages 19-64 ($79); Youth: 13-18 years of age ($65); Junior: 6-12 years of age ($39); Senior: 65-74 years of age ($55). This card is only valid for discounts on 1-day lift tickets. This cannont be combined with any other offers.

December 15, 2011 Rossland News  

Complete version of the Dec. 15, 2011 edition of the Rossland News as it appeared in print.

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