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Mine tour replacement in works ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor


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Teck announced yesterday that they will not be reopening the Rossland Museum’s biggest attraction the mine tours - due to safety reasons. While this could have been a huge blow to the City of Rossland and the Rossland Historical Museum and Archives Association, they also announced that there will be a feasibility study into an interactive tourist attraction. Mayor Greg Granstrom said that it’s an exciting

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time for the City of Rossland with the prospect of a feasibility study into new venues. “It will be a very big tourism draw, economic driver and I think it’s a positive thing for the city of Rossland,� Granstrom said. “I think that Teck Metals Limited has stepped up to the plate and they are being a very good corporate citizen and more than co-operative in this process.� Granstrom said that they will now be able to develop something “extremely valuable� to the City of Rossland. He added that Teck recognized the importance of Rossland’s mining history and has moved to help in

creating a tourism facility that Rossland can be proud of. Teck, the City and the museum have been in talks over the fate of the mine tour, but in the end it was deemed unsafe by Teck. “This decision was not made easily, nor was it made lightly,â€? Carol Vanelli Worosz, Teck communication manager, said. “We didn’t want to make the decision‌ but because the safety issues remain unresolved despite some very good effort, the company decided not to reopen the adit. It means a lot to Rossland and it Continued on P. 3

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Saturday, Jan 21 starting at 7:30 p.m. No experience or dance partner required. Lessons are by donation. Contact: 3044-"/%53"*-1&&8&&3&15*&35063/".&/5Jan 20-22 at the Rossland arena. 3044-"/%3"%*0$001 Open meetings will now take place every third Monday of the month. More info: $*5:$06/$*- Next regular meeting is Monday, Jan. 23. starting at 7 p.m. 4$)00-%*453*$5.&&5*/(Next regualr open board meeting is Monday, Feb. 16 at

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SD20 could face big deficit VALERIE ROSSI Trail Daily Times

School District 20 (SD20) could be facing a deficit of $1.2 million come next school year, it was projected at a school board meeting Monday night. Natalie Verigin, SD20 secretary-treasurer, was already foreseeing a $450,000 shortfall, which was covered this year by a one-time surplus, plus an additional $200,000 in replacement labour costs – a trend the district is already seeing in terms of money spent in areas such as substitute teaching –but was not prepared for the change in the educational funding formula recently announced by Minister of Education George Abbott. With the loss of some money in “funding protection,� which tops up budgets of school districts that face dwindling enrolment, SD20 could receive 98.5 per cent of its funding from the province, which is a loss of about $540,000 in a worst-case sce-

nario. While the exact deduction will not be known until mid-March, the district is left anticipating what will result in the KootenayColumbia. “We’ve emptied out the piggy bank, then there are those kinds of funds that we don’t anticipate being there for next year so you add up all those pieces together and it’s a pretty tough situation potentially,� said Greg Luterbach, superintendent of schools. The school board passed a draft budget timeline document at Monday’s meeting, which involves all nine of the trustees in balancing the budget. It also commits the board to holding some open meetings throughout this process and to open the dialogue up to stakeholders like teachers, support staff and the public. While budget talks have yet to start, new trustees will dive right into work with training in preparation for discussions mostly held throughout April in hopes of passing a budget by May 4.

“For the last six or seven years we’ve been cutting services to kids to balance the budget and we’ve cut and cut and cut and now we’re at the point where I don’t think we can make it up with just simply continued cuts to services to kids,� said SD20 board chair Darrel Ganzert. “The only other way to make it up would be school closures.� Added to the pressure, he said, schools are now left implementing the province’s new B.C. education plan, a personalized approach to learning, which doesn’t come with funding but will likely require teacher training. “We can’t keep our heads above water as it is and then to add more pressures like this to our budget, there is going to be a lot of pain – plain and simple,� added Ganzert. The school board plans on writing a letter to the minister, asking him to reconsider cuts to the funding protection plan, but Ganzert doubts it will hold much weight.

Mine tour closed for good

Continued from P. 1 means a lot to Tech as well, because our roots are in that adit.� Tech has had a relationship with the museum for 30 years. The City, Teck and the museum will be working together to develop a conceptual plan for an interactive tourist attraction. The hope is that this attraction can showcase Rossland’s rich mining history alongside the present day adventure tourism activities, such as skiing and mountain biking. The tourist attraction feasibility study will offer tourists a unique gateway to the Lower Columbia and West Kootenay region as well as provide a way for local residents to celebrate the area’s past and present culture. The proposed facility would be located on the museum grounds and operated and managed by the Museum Association with the support of the City. The overall project also include improvements to the main museum building and enhancements to the Rossland visitor centre. The development of

Rossland Museum this plan is intended, in part, to replace the underground tour of the Black Bear adit, a tour previously provided by the Museum Association. Teck originally closed the mine temporarily to the tours in 2009, after a geotechnical firm was brought two years earlier to assess the potential hazards of the adit. In 2008, Tech completed what it deemed as “short-term emergency work� at the cost of $165,000, while timber work identified near the entrance was to be completed by the City. “Although we’re not reopening the mine we’re committed to our long-term relationship with the museum,� Worosz said. “We’re looking forward to this effort to develop an attraction that will showcase that history as well as modern

“I don’t think there are many districts that are going to suffer like ours will because of that so I think it will simply just fall on deaf ears,� he said. Tough decisions are ahead for the board that will likely use the Planning for the Future document, which highlights district facility operational costs, as a reference during budgetary discussions.

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day tourism aspects.� Tech will facilitate an engineered closure of the adit, which it says will retain the historic aesthetic nature and attractiveness of the entrance portal, will be initiated by year-end. Libby Martin, president of the Rossland Museum and Archives, said that while there is disappointment, there is renewed hope. “We’re really happy to finally have a decision made,� Martin said. “Because it’s been two years now. We kept saying to the (museum) board that we’re moving forward regardless of what the decision is.� Martin said the museum had been putting together alternative plan. “Now I’m quite excited with our future,� she said. “We did realize that with or without the tunnel we did need to provide some kind of draw to bring people in.� Martin said there had been talk earlier in 2011 of a virtual mine tour. “That’s what that study would be, whether these ideas that we have are feasible,� she said.








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Rossland skiers shine at freeskiing championship ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

This weekend the Canadian Open Freeskiing Championship was held at Red Mountain Resort. The event was a chance for freeskiers 18 and under to put their skills to the test. Both Thursday and Friday were qualifying days with Saturday being the final. Spectators packed the base of Link’s Line run just below the summit of Granite Mountain to watch the events. For the Female 7-11 category, Jemma Capel, from Banff, took first, while Nelson’s Ezra Foy took first in the Male 7-11 category. Rossland had a great showing with Mackenzie Flood taking first place in the Female 12-14 category, and Sally Steeves taking first in the

Female 15-18 category. Gerald Weyns, out of Othello, Wash. placed first in the Male 1214 category, while fellow American George Rodney, out of Aspen. Colo. finished first in the Male 1518 category. “We’ve seen a lot more skiers from western North America than we have in the past and we’re pleased how well the event has gone,” said Mika Hakkola, Red Mountain Resort’s media contact. “This is a great stepping stone event for all aspiring freeskiers. It gives them a taste of the freeskiing community and competition.” There were 93 athletes competing on Saturday. The senior event is scheduled to begin Wednesday, with over 60 athletes registered to compete. Anyone over the age of 19 can register for the competition.

Over 160 Junior competitors participated in the North Face Canadian Freeskiing Championships last weekend. Arne Petryshen photo

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Skiers rescued after a night in the backcountry

ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

On Saturday night, local search and rescue kicked into gear after a day of avalanche awareness as two skiers went missing. The search for the skiers, began at 10 p.m and had to be called off at 2 a.m. Dave Braithwaite, search manager, got the call that there were missing people at around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. “we called out a bunch of people and did our initial searching looking for tracks that head the wrong way,” he said. “It was late at night but they had a ping for their cell phone.” The ping helped them narrow down the area, by locating which cell tower the phone is on, but even after a search through that area they found no trace of the two lost skiers. “We searched that area as best we could with sound searching and whatever until about 2 in the morning. Then we called it off until the morning when we could have more resources to approach it in a grader manner. There were roughly fifty people involved. I think we had a dozen from South Columbia, half a dozen from Castlegar and the rest from Rossland. To facilitate the search the helicopter and snowmobile teams transported members to remote search points in the mountains to try to assess where tracks headed off in directions they shouldn’t be going. “As we dropped the teams off, we circled in and made a wider arc each time. We picked up a track that looked unusual and as we dropped that team off we followed the track with the helicopter.” Braithwaite said the track was unusual because it was past where anyone would ski and lead into a difficult to ascend river valley. They then found the word ‘help’ trampled into the snow and knew they were on the right trail. The two ended up near one of the side drainages into Esling Creek, which then goes into Sheep Creek, North of Record Peak, East of Old Glory. “That’s way out there,” he said. “Between Grey and Record Peak some draws go down that do go down into Esling Creek eventually. They’re right almost in Esling Creek.”

Elaine Powers, public relations for the Rossland and District Search and Rescue, said the big challenge was that the two skiers hadn’t told anyone where they were going. “The only way we knew they were missing is the male was supposed to have dinner with his son the day before but never showed up,” Powers said. ”We didn’t know where they were going, even if they were on snowshoes or randonnee( alpine touring) skis right off the bat.” “It’s always challenging doing a search when you don’t know where the people intended to go.” Powers said they weren’t even sure if they would have gone to Red Mountain or Nancy Greene. Luckily, though one of the missing male’s friends checked his locker and noticed their ski touring gear was gone. “So then we began our very large search,” she said, listing the randonnee skiers, snowmobiles, snowshoers, helicopter and trucks patrolling the highway in case the skiers emerged there. “Everybody worked in conjunction with each other,” she said. The skiers were finally spotted. The two skiers told RCMP that they had originally gone out for one run on Grey Mountain during the afternoon on Saturday, but upon venturing out a white out storm quickly moved in. This disoriented them and they were then travelling in the wrong direction, west of Red Mountain Resort. Powers said the two were lucky, since they used survival techniques to stay warm. “They took very good care of themselves once they were out there,” she said. “Though they built a snow shelter, it was too cold just laying in there, so they stayed up all night dancing and singing. They rubbed each others feet when they started to get too cold.” They were spotted as they were trying to climb a nearby ridge to get better visibility. Powers said the two will now do a few things that they had neglected for next time. Such as telling someone where they are headed, bringing more clothing, food and water. “So basically more emergency gear than they had,” she said. “But the fact is, hundreds of people do that everyday and you should, anytime you’re in the backcountry, have a survival pack so that you can stay alive for a night if you need to.”

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Mine tour has deep roots in Rossland

While the Rossland Museum will no longer be able to offer the mine tour, with the recent announcement that Teck will permanently close it, there is an optimism surrounding the museum. For them the announcement is a sort of closure on the two years of not knowing the popular attraction’s fate. The notion that the museum would have to survive without the tour was something that was on the mind’s of the members at the associations annual general meeting a few months ago, with plans to look into other options already going ahead. The museum has survived two years without the tour and the prospect that it’s not coming back will help them and the city to focus on a new venture. As museum president Libby Martin said, the decision, good or bad, had been a shadow hanging over them. The mayor was also excited since Teck is on board with the new study as well. The mining heritage in Rossland is important not only to this city, but to the region. As the mayor explained, Rossland’s mines were directly responsible for the Trail smelter being built and so have a big part in the local history. Hopefully something can be put together to take the tours place, which won’t be an easy task. The loss of the historic mine tour will be a big blow to Rossland and a shock to all who believed it would open again open. It can, however be the beginning of something else, that can help a new generation experience the mining heritage of Rossland. We want to hear from you.

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The recreation department will be working on the Spring Brochure in the next two weeks. If you would like to run a program with the recreation department, please give us a call or drop by to discuss your ideas. The deadline for submitting a program description is Friday, Feb. 10. With the Rossland Winter Carnival at the end of the month, Co-Ed Rec Hockey will be Saturday, Jan. 21. If you’d like to volunteer for the Winter Carnival, contact the coordinator at There’s lots of great ways to help out! There’s a supplementary Winter Brochure that the recreation department put out in December – there’s lots of new programs starting in January – including Hip Hop, a computers course, children’s art classes and a new set of gymnastics classes. The brochure can be viewed online at Public Skating for the week is Wednesday from 6:30-7:45 p.m., Friday from 5-6:30 p.m., Sunday from 2:30-4 p.m. and again from 6-7:30 p.m. If you can’t get enough skating and want more than we’ve scheduled, enjoy the outdoor rink, located on Third Avenue, between Spokane Street and Washington Street. The public works department has installed a fire pit and benches bring some wood to build a fire and enjoy our beautiful outdoor ice rink! Red Mountain also has an outdoor skating rink to enjoy – look for it to the left of the road that goes up to the maintenance department.

The PAC at RSS has purchased a beverage container recycling bin for donations of CLEAN beverage containers. The bin is located in the parking lot at the back of the school, against the gym wall. The bin will have signage donated by Interior Signs in Trail, in the next few weeks, so that everyone is aware that they can drop recyclables off, in the bin. The funds earned from donated cans and bottles will go towards assisting the RSS sports teams and school clubs with travel and competition expenses and purchasing new equipment for the school. If you’re looking for something for the kids to do over Spring Break – Shelley Painter will be running some March Break Art Classes! Running Monday to Friday, March 12 to March 16 and then again from March 19 to 23, these two hour classes run from 2-4 p.m. Each day will be a different project and some days will explore more than one project, using a specific technique. Participants can come to one class or all the classes – whichever works best for your child’s schedule. Suggested ages are 6 to 12 years, but 3-5 year olds are welcome to come with a parent or babysitter, for the first hour only. Please contact our department for more information about pricing and specific projects. A new Pottery Wheel and Hand Building course starts on Jan. 30 and runs until March 5. The class is on Mondays from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Miners’ Hall studio. This is an adult

class for beginners to intermediate level skills – participants learn how to use the potter’s wheel and hand building methods. Hip Hop and Jazz starts on Tuesday, Jan. 24 with different times for kids 6-8 years, 9-11 years and 12 and up. Adults are on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., starting Jan. 25. This is a fast paced, energetic class with an emphasis on having fun and feeling good. Senior’s Duffer Hockey on Tuesday mornings runs from 9:3010:45 a.m. 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. If you’ve always wondered about making homemade soap, Tricia Rasku is holding a class on Monday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. The class teaches you how to make cold processed soap using vegetable oils, essential oils and other natural, easily obtained additives. Betty Go Hard is running a Junior Betty’s Snowshoe and Hot Chocolate series for girls ages 8-13 years that starts Friday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. This course runs for three consecutive weeks and has the girls exploring local trails and having fun in the snow. Each evening ends with a gourmet hot chocolate. 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. A7

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The Rossland Winter Carnival has seen an influx of volunteer support over the last few weeks, but is still in need of more help. Lisa Wegner, Winter Carnival committee member, said that volunteer recruitment tables will once again be at Ferrero Foods and the carnival would welcome more

hands to help. “We’ve had a great response,” she said. Wegner noted that they still need volunteers for two hour intervals on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to help with snow sculptures, which would mostly involve stomping snow. The Saturday morning bobsled prep needs volunteers. The job starts at 8 a.m. and goes for an hour and a half.

There is also a need for volunteers in the kid’s carnival on Sunday Jan. 29, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers that are looking at what times are available for each day can go to “Volunteers can take a look at the schedule of events and things like that,” Wegner said. “Any amount of time that they can put in we really appreciate - any amount that the volunteers can sign up for.”

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If there is one driving situation that I like the least, it has to be driving at night when it is raining. It was like driving into a wet coal sack and many of the environmental cues that I used to position my vehicle were unavailable to me. Although proper vision was my biggest worry, traction is also reduced and that must be taken into account. Rain scatters headlight beams and makes them less effective than they would be on a clear night. This means that I could not see as far as I might otherwise be able to. Add the ability of wet pavement to reflect the light of oncoming vehicles and the lines that I need to see are no longer visible. I knew from driver training that I needed to focus on the dark part of the road when I met other vehicles. My peripheral vision monitored their position and my pupils would not close as much. If one looks at the headlights of approaching vehicles you will be blinded briefly after they pass. This blind time becomes longer as we age. Tire traction is reduced on wet pavement, particularly when the tread is worn. This means that my ability to turn, stop or accelerate is compromised. I must leave more room and moderate my speed to anticipate and react to the other vehicles around me. If the trip is not important, I may choose to make the trip later when conditions are better. The author is a retired constable with may years of traffic law enforcement experience. To comment or learn more, please visit

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Get out and dance this weekend STAFF WRITER Rossland News

Amber Hayes demonstrates some dance moves during the Joe Hill Coffeehouse on Sunday. Hayes will be having a Naughty La Nina dance on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Rossland Legion Hall. Arne Petryshen photo

For anyone who needs to get out and dance this weekend, there will be an opportunity Saturday with the Naughty La Nina dance. Dance instructor Amber Hayes is putting on the event, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. There will be an hour of dance instructions, which Hayes says will be sultry. “We will teach some salsa,� Hayes says. “But some grinding hot merengue will also be included. Then dance the night away.� The night will also include a sacrifice to Nina and Ullr, the forces that control the winter weather, with the winner receiving a prize pack from local ski shops. There will also be prizes for best costume and a 50/50 draw going to Rossland and District Search and Rescue. Hayes says there is no need for experience or even a partner and the cost of the lessons is by donation. Dancers must be over 19 years old to participate. A11

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Avalanche day teaches the fundamentals ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

The annual Avalanche Day was on Sunday and gave anyone interested a chance to learn more about surviving in the backcountry. The event went all day and members from Rossland and District Search and Rescue, South Columbia District Search and the Castlegar and District Search and Rescue demonstrated the many techniques and know-how for a safer experience in avalanche terrain. Dave Braithwaite has been a member of Search and Rescue for 30 years. He said there are about 40 people on the Rossland SAR. “Participation is well over 35 or 40,” he said, adding that was just the people who did a full day of the workshop. “Some came and went and took something, but didn’t do the whole thing.” The members demonstrated how to use an avalanche beacon and probe, how to check snow conditions and how to build a snow shelter in case you can’t make it back before the night comes. “There’s a lot more we could do, but there’s only so much time in a day,” he said. “We spent a lot of time on transceivers today, and people seem to be liking that.” Elaine Powers, communication manager for the Rossland and District Search and Rescue said the day was a success. “We had prizes, some of which we bought and some of which local merchants donated, which was terrific, without their support it would be really hard to have so much fun and run these kinds of events,” she said, adding that the most fun that people had was during the relay, in which all the skills of the day were put to use. Competitors made a team of four and began the race by forming a probe line and finding a

Participants form a probe line. Though this demonstration was only to find a buried piece of wood, the skills are exactly those that would be used in a real situation. Arne Petryshen photo board buried beneath the snow. They then had a shovel race where one person sat on the shovel, while the other pulled. Then they had to do a shovel test to test snow conditions before racing to be the first to have a team member into the snow shelter. Powers said this type of activity allows

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