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Rossland could take heritage lead ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor


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A Rossland committee could take centre stage to give the regional district insight on preserving historical areas without costing taxpayers. At the Jan. 23 council meeting, coun. Kathy Wallace explained that Rossland is currently the only member of the regional district with an established heritage commission. “It’s a volunteer driven, community based initiative to identify our communities significant heritage features and formalize them through creating a heritage


register,� Wallace said. Her and the mayor had recently met with Jackie Drysdale, chair of Rossland’s Heritage Commission. Drysdale suggested that Rossland is in a position to provide a leadership role to the regional district by the example of the success of the heritage commission. There is a way to do this without requiring an immediate service from the regional district and increasing taxation. The heritage commission discussed this at their meeting the week before council and endorsed the idea. So Wallace asked that city staff prepare a draft

proposal that could eventually make its way to the RDKB. “What I’m asking for basically is for staff to put this together,� she said. The request comes about after the RDKB sent out a letter asking communities to respond or to submit proposals regarding the Heritage Conservation Service Feasibility Study. “The impetus for the study came from the Greenwood director, because of the significant heritage sites in that area were being altered and there were no

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7"-&/5*/&4 %": -"5*/ %"/$& /*()5 Feb. 11 at the Rossland Legion Hall. Basic salsa instruction from 7:30 -8:30 p.m. . Then freestyle dance from 8:30 until 11:30 p.m. By donation. No experience or dance partner required. For more info go to zumbakootenay. or contact Amber Hayes at 250-368-7618.

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Saturday: Key lock system for a car; Canada Trust bank card with first name Nicole; U.K. driver’s license Simon Rosling; Call Don at 231-1648 to claim these items. 4/084)0& 50634 Free snowshoe tours with the Rossland Snowshoe Hosts. Dog-

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

16/,30$,#*/(0 Runs every Thursday from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. at the Flying Steam-

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

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Wellness Center, Trail. Guest : Amy Shields, registered acupressurist. Info: 250-3689827 or 250-365-6276.

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photo show at Kokanee Camera in Nelson from Feb. 3 - 29. Contact Ross Scott at 250-231-0764 #-"$,+"$,$3044$06/53:4,*$-6# Membership forms available at Kootenay Nordic

Sports, Better Life Fitness, Rossland Chamber of Commerce, Rossland City Hall. Also via 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. 4-01&4 '03 )01& an “Everest-style� ski-a-thon; individuals and teams attempt to ski/

+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 Adults $3, students free. Treats available. Doors open at 6. Next show is Feb. 19. #"$,$06/53:'*-.'&45*7"-The Friends of the Rossland Range is again bringing the Backcountry Film Festival to the Rossland Miner’s Hall Feb. 26. For more info visit '*4.*&-&$613"$&Red Mountain Racers host the race which brings more than 200

athletes to compete in Rossland. Feb. 24-28.

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.05)&3(004& Rhymes, songs, finger plays and stories, 10:30-11:30 am, Thursdays at

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4503:5*.& "5 5)& -*#3"3: Fridays at the Rossland Library: Tots (ages 3-5) 10:1510:45 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. )045:06308/3"%*04)08 Rossland Radio Co-op, 101.1 FM. Come to a Wednesday meeting, 7-9pm, 1807 Columbia. Or email 3044-"/%4,"5&1"3,$0..*55&& 6-8 pm, first Tuesday each month at the Rossland

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land to Salmo for girls aged 5 to 17. Call 250-367-7115. Leaders also wanted.

4$065*/( For boys and girls, now at the Rossland Scout Hall. Beavers (ages 5,6,7) Wed. 6-7pm. Cubs (ages 8,9,10) Thu. 4-5:30pm. Contact Shanna Tanabe: 362-0063. :$%$ :065) /*()54 Free drop-in, 1504 Cedar Ave, Trail. Call 364-3322 or contact Art Night: Tue. 7pm; Movie Night: Wed. 6-8pm.

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snowboard the vertical of Mt. Everest in one day at Red Mountain Resort while raising money to help in the fight against cancer. To register, or for more information, go to To volunteer for the event contact Tara at 250-364-0403.

welcome! Contact John Sullivan, 362-5278.

3044-"/%3&5*3&&4$63-*/( Every 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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News Rossland’s council was out and about during the Winter Carnival parade festivities Friday night. From left, Councillors Kathy Moore and Jill Spearn don their Olaus Jeldness costumes, while mayor Greg Granstrom sports his event attire. Arne Petryshen photo

Great turnout for Winter Carnival ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

The 115th Rossland Winter Carnival this past was deemed a big success by organizers and the massive crowd of people that made their way through town. Lisa Wegner, a member of the carnival committee said echoed the enthusiasm. “There was a tremendous turn out for the parade this year,” Wegner noted. “Both sides of Columbia Street were jammed from end to end - I take that as a good sign.” She said participants provided some real solid entertainment & humour. “And to top it off, the weather was absolutely perfect for the fireworks display,” she said. “We could not have asked for better.” Everywhere you went in Rossland over the weekend there was something to do, from learning to luge to watching insane ski and snowboard tricks from the downtown beer garden. Wegner attributed the success of the weekend to the many volunteers who helped put the many events together and run them once they were ready to go. “If it was not for the sponsors, dedication of

the many volunteers, the talented and creative participants, the spectators that came out from fair distances and the organizers, this Winter Carnival would have not been this big.” she said, adding that the event could have disappeared were it not for those same people. “Rossland almost lost this classic event years ago,” she said. “It has now returned to the pure community spirit of Rossland and the Kootenays.” Friday was busy, with the King of the Mountain race starting off the day. Pete Golden took the king’s crown with the fastest combined time on snowboard, alpine and telemark skis. Golden was defending champion from last year. Later on Friday, carnival goers took to Columbia Avenue to march down the street in their best Olaus Jeldness, the carnival’s founder, costume. Fire dancers blew flames and the Rossland Fire Department followed close behind. The fire dancers gave an encore show later that night, with crowds amassing in the street. On Queen Street, the Rail Jam kicked off with fireworks and skiers and snowboarders showing off their best freestyle tricks. This followed the fireworks on Red Mountain. On Saturday, the firefighters put on a pancake breakfast to fuel people up for the Sonny

People lined the streets for the 115th Rossland Winter Carnival parade Friday. Arne Petryshen photo

Samuelson Bobsled Races down Spokane Street. Racers got up to speeds of 71 kilometres per hour, despite slower snow conditions. There were a few dramatic crashes as well. Friday night, skiers packed onto the T-bar at Red Mountain Resort for the family fun night, which featured night skiing. Both Friday and Saturday included showings of Ski Bum the Musical and live music at the local establishments. Sunday, the Olaus Invitational BC Cup Luge Race was off to a start as luggers who qualified

through the learn to luge sessions on the other days competed for the fastest down the course on the side of Red Mountain. The Rossland museum was open for hot cider and coffee and nearby the Kids Carnival had snowmobile rides and maple taffy for the younger carnival goers. The John Heintz Race Relay from Red to the Lions Campground, where the Kids Carnival was taking place, finished the weekend off as racers skied, biked and snowshoed to the finish.

Rossland committee looks to take regional lead Continued from P. 1 means in place to protect such sites,” she said, having sat on the steering committee for the project. “When the study came to the RDKB board for receipt, it was well recognized that there was little support around table for instituting a new service with additional costs to the taxpayers.” The committee members felt there wouldn’t

be approval from the regional district to institute a new service at that point in time. “It was also recognized that the study strongly concludes the significant value of heritage assets within the RDKB,” she said. The report states that : The history and heritage of the RDKB is in many was a microcosm of British Columbia as a whole. It also said that raising awareness and pride could help protect cultural assets, as well as

have the potential to be an economic driver by increasing the heritage tourism. A related study was the Greater Trail Cultural Plan for Arts and Heritage, which was done through the Trail District Arts Council and Rossland Council for Arts and Culture. “It also highlighted the heritage assets that we have in the area,” she said. “Both reports, at significant cost, were done and are kind of sitting fallow, so that was the decision of the

board at receipt.” This was done, she said, to avoid having this report sitting on a shelf somewhere. It will now be forwarded to the next elected board for discussion. “The idea is to prepare these sites for tourism opportunities and the community awareness affords them a little bit of protection,” she said. Council carried the motion to draft a proposal.


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Selkirk College nursing students Kelly Simpson, Carly Paolone and Heather Price will be part of a group to head to Guatemala in April. The students are having a Rice and Beans Fundraiser on Feb. 3 at Rossland Secondary School starting at 6 p.m.. Craig Lindsay photo

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A group of 14 Selkirk College nursing students will be travelling to Guatemala in May for a practice experience. The students will be looking at furthering their understanding of how community development and health are positively linked. “Every year, except for last year because they cancelled it, Selkirk College has a panel of judges that we have to apply to,” said student Kelly Simpson. “They pick the group of students that get to go. In April, as part of our clinical practice experience we get to go to Guatemala and fulfill our practice hours nursing, doing health promotion and working with our practice partners to enhance our knowledge.” The third year nursing students will be the sixth group to head down to Guatemala and work with partner groups AMES Association of Women in Solildarity, Mayan People’s clinic of La Esmeralda, the Cooperative of Nuevo Horizonte, and the Community of Sipikapa. The nurses will be led by Selkirk College instructor Mary-Anne Morris and two other supervisors. “Mary-Anne is our Global Health instructor,” said student Carly Paolone. “She’s been going on international nursing trips for years. She’s awesome. “

“We’re doing some teaching plans in our Global Health class that we might actually be able to teach when we’re down there,” said Simpson. “So there’s a real crossover of theory and then we’ll get to practice it. It’s great.” The students will be in Guatemala from April 25 to May 18. “Our itinerary is pretty full,” said Paolone. “We’ve got something planned for pretty much every day.” The students will spend the first few days in Guatemala City in a hotel but after that will be mostly camping in smaller towns in backyards. “We will be working closely with our practice partners who have worked before with Mary-Anne and other previous Selkirk groups,” said Paolone. “We will do a number of things such as hand hygiene, dental hygiene, and women’s health including sexual health, we talk about condom use and STD’s. We’re trying to learn from them how close community health is in relation to general health.” The group will also learn about how to address social issues such as poverty, inequality, discrimination, and human rights violations. “We’re going to communities that are poverty stricken and don’t have much for medical facilities,” said Paolone. “We’re going to see how working with the community and how the community working together is linked to health. We not

only hope to teach them but also learn from them and take it back for when we become nurses.” “We are also expecting to learn how to cope with limited resources,” said Simpson. “We can apply those principles in our own work. If we choose to work in the north we’re going to have limited resources. The group is hoping to raise over $30,000 to cover the cost of the trip for the students. To help raise the money, the students are organizing several rice and beans fundraisers. The next one up is on Feb. 3 at Rossland Secondary School at 6 p.m. The cost is $10 per person with tickets available at the door. “We do a traditional Guatemalan dinner with a beans, rice, corn bread, coleslaw, and desserts,” said student Heather Price. “We also do a silent auction with items that have been donated from the community plus a raffle.” The event also features a slide show presentation from previous nursing students who have already made the trip to Guatemala. “What we’ve heard from previous classes that have gone is that the experience is unlike anything you can get from simply travelling,” said Simpson. “This is just a different perspective. You’re invited into the communities. You go to a family’s house for meals. They want you to come back. It’s a really exciting partnership. We’re super-excited to go.”

Fire crews called to assist Rossland arrest STAFF WRITER Rossland News

Anyone out on Earl Street early yesterday morning may have seen fire crews awaiting deployment at a residence. The cause of the call was actually a safety measure by Trail and District RCMP.

Corp. Dave Johnson said police had attended the residence initially to arrest a man on criminal matters during the time between Monday night and Tuesday morning. Officers got wind that the man may be a danger to himself. “That individual then indicated that they may harm themselves so as a precaution we

had fire stand-by until we could speak to the person and arrest him,” Johnson said. “They were standing-by just in case we needed them.” Police managed to arrest the man, without any injuries or damage, in the end. “We made a safe and effective arrest this morning at about 8 o’clock (a.m.)” he added.

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The Lions Club is hoping the city of Rossland will show support by way of a letter expressing its dissatisfaction with out-of-town contracting firm Flynn Canada Limited. At the Jan. 23 council meeting, Lions president Bill Profili explained that there had been a verbal agreement with Flynn last year when the arena roof was being put in. The agreement was that for use of the curling arenaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s facilities, the firm would supply material and labour to fix the Lions campground gazeboâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roof. However, Profili explained, upon completing the arena renovations the contractor had to leave town, before completing their agreement.

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Pete Golden on his second lap at the King of the Mountain event on Friday. Arne Petryshen photo

because thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not actually that many people that feel like racing all three disciplines,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But those that do certainly have fun and it was a good race. Good course conditions for that and it was just a great fun race. Lots of costumes, always fun to see that.â&#x20AC;? He said the race isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t too difficult to put together, because though they have only a few people to put the actual event together, there is a lot of support from the overlying organizations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not that difficult. We have the winter carnival and that whole committee helping

us out with things like insurance and prizes so thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crucial and we owe a big thanks to the winter carnival for helping us easily pull off a race,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because you know, once we have Red Mountain Racers lending us the gates and we have Red Mountain and Winter Carnival working together for the insurance and prizing, it really is just a matter of throwing out some dates.â&#x20AC;? Merringer added that there were a lot of returning racers this year, as well as a few new faces. Also a few regulars werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t around this year, so he hopes theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be back next year.

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ARNE PETRYSHEN The King of the Mountain competition finished off its fourth year early Friday afternoon, with a brave group of racers waiting to hear the results in the post-race atmosphere of Rafters at Red Mountain. And for anyone who watched or took part in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s competition, the winner was a familiar face. For the second year in a row, Pete Golden proved to be the fastest in the races three disciplines; alpine, telemark and snowboard. Golden was back for his third year of competition in the race and second year in the row of winning. Racers start the race at the top of Face of Red, but below the Cliff. Golden explained that most racers start with their weakest discipline, because the second and third runs include the steep and bumpy Cliff run, while the first run starts beneath it. Racers are let out of the gas one at a time and race through the slalom course to the bottom, where they transition to the next gear set up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I snowboarded, skied then teled, (telemarked)â&#x20AC;? Golden explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m worst at snowboarding and my tele boots are the hardest to get off.â&#x20AC;? Golden attributed a lot of his success at winning to his main competition not being there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My main competition is hurt, Duncan Browning,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was the king for two years but I just got him last year.â&#x20AC;? Golden had worked on his transitions and said he skied clean. â&#x20AC;&#x153; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being fast in the gates and the transitions. Transitions are big,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Probably about 20 per cent of your time is in the transitions I bet.â&#x20AC;? Tyler Merringer, who has organized the event since its inception, said the event went well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coming down to a fine science now and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s running well,â&#x20AC;? Merringer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153; I had lots of help, which is always crucial.â&#x20AC;? Merringer was a bit disappointed at not having more competitors this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The mention of the race scares people off, A5

They left with the promise to return and complete the roof when they returned to complete the city hall renovations last year. However, the notice that Flynn gave was too short. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were in contact with a couple members of the Lions,â&#x20AC;? Profili said, adding that there were only a couple of days, too short to round up volunteers to take the old roof off the gazebo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was too late for the Lions to get the old roof off, so we had to hire a contractor to fix the old roof,â&#x20AC;? he said, but before work was completed the contractor left town again. The Lions Club then had to put another roof on because the old one was rotting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Luckily, the Rotary helped us; the total cost was about $4,500 because the contractor didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t live up to the commitment that he made to the Lions,â&#x20AC;? he said, adding

that he was pleading with council for two reasons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important that we all appreciate the value of local contractors,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not saying that going out of town is always a bad thing to do, but local contractors donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shaft local service clubs and people in town.â&#x20AC;? The second thing was that he asked council on behalf of the Lions to send a letter to the contractor expressing their dissatisfaction. Profili asked that the letter express the dissatisfaction at the added cost to the Lions and failing to live up to their commitments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m here to point out what we think is a valuable lesson as to the integrity of local businesses and at the same time ask for your indulgence in passing a motion,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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Today, six more weeks of winter?

Today is Groundhog day, the day we all find out whether there will be another six more weeks of winter weather. While there probably aren’t many in Rossland who would cheer for the groundhog to see its own shadow, since that would mean Spring comes early and the ski season will suffer, there are a lot of people in the U.S. and Canada who look to the animal for weather guidance. Hopefully the news is good, because, this year was already off to a rocky start with the lack of snow in the forecast. The snow is just now arriving, and it’s already February. The tradition of Groundhog Day probably doesn’t hold as much significance here in Rossland, since we are a bit of a different elevation and there aren’t many groundhogs around. In fact, in Canada the predictive groundhogs are on the other side of the country, in places like Ontario and Nova Scotia, so it’s hard to say if the animal’s predictions would have any bearing at all, if they are accurate. But really is the groundhog method any more predictable than other ways of checking the weather? Even meteorologists have trouble sometimes. So for a town like Rossland, where so many enjoy the outdoors and the snow sports that come with it there is only one course of action to take today. That of course is to get outside and enjoy the winter while it lasts in case the groundhog is right. That, or you could always just do a snow dance. We want to hear from you.

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The recreation department is working on the Spring Brochure in the next two weeks. If you would like to run a program with the rec department, please give us a call or drop by to discuss your ideas. The deadline for submitting a program description is Friday, Feb. 10. The recreation department has purchased pickleball equipment and will be scheduling the sport into one of our available gymnasiums within the next few weeks. Pickleball is North America’s fastest growing sport and is particularly popular amongst seniors. The sport is a combination of tennis and ping pong with a much smaller playing and travelling area. If you’re interested in playing pickleball, please contact our office to be put on the interest list. Once a time, place and co-ordinator are set, we’ll contact everyone who’s expressed interest. Hey teens! There’s a Hip Hop and Jazz dance class just for you on Tuesdays, from 5:45-6:45 p.m. in the MacLean Annex. Think you’ve got some good moves? Have fun, get some exercise and hang with your friends! On Friday, Feb. 3 at Rossland Secondary School, a group of Selkirk College Students are hosting the annual Rice and Beans Fundraising Dinner. A group of 14 Selkirk College students are travelling to Guatemala this Spring for a community health practicum as part of their curriculum within the nursing program at Selkirk. The traditional Guatemalan dinner on Friday, Feb. 3 at RSS starts at 6 p.m. The funds raised will help pay for their trip expenses. There will be entertainment, a silent auction, lots of great raffle prizes (including two 2- for-1 lift tickets donated by Red Mountain) and a slide show made by the group who went to Guatemala last year. Cost is $10 at the door and everyone is welcome! Spring Break is still a few weeks away, but if you’re looking for something for the kids to do over the break – Shelley Painter will be running some March Break Art Classes! Running Monday to Friday, March 12 to 16 and then again from March 19 to 23, these two-hour long 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 us for more info on pricing and specific projects. Public Skating for the week is Wednesday from 6:30-

7:45 p.m., Friday from 5-6:30 p.m. and 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. There is also a fire pit and benches! Red Mountain also has an outdoor skating rink to enjoy. Friends of the Rossland Range (FORR) is hosting a lecture about climate change, on Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Miners’ Hall. The lecture will discuss the potential impacts of climate change to ecosystems, trees, snow and wildfire in the West Kootenay region, including a primer on why the climate is changing. Guest speakers Craig DeLong and Greg Utzig have worked for many years as forest ecologists specializing in ecosystem dynamics, disturbance ecology and forest conservation. Tickets are $10 with proceeds going to the FORR. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Powderhound in Rossland, Gerick’s Cycle and Ski in Trail or at the door the night of the event. 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. Signage will be donated by Interior Signs in Trail in the next few weeks. Funds will go towards travel and competition expenses for RSS sports teams and clubs, as well as new equipment for the school. Hip Hop and Jazz has started and still has room for drop ins! Kids ages 6-8 years can enjoy Hip Hop on Tuesdays from 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. and kids ages 9-11 years on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Teens have an hour to themselves on Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45 p.m. The adult class runs on Wednesdays from 7-8: p.m. Classes are running in the MacLean Annex. Senior’s Duffer Hockey on Tuesday mornings runs from 9:30-10:45 a.m. This is a great program for enthusiastic seniors who would like to learn how to play hockey or know and want to get out and play. 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 recreation department is looking for Instructors who are interested in offering courses for local youth. If you enjoy working with teenagers and would like to discuss an idea for a program, please contact our office.

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The Rossland Health Care Auxiliary, led by volunteers Helen McLellan, president and Sharon Hansen, vice president present an additional $30,000 to Lisa Pasin, director of development, for the KBRH Health Foundation’s Digital Mammography campaign. The Rossland Healthcare Auxiliary operates the Thrift Store in Rossland. A total of $60,000 was donated by the Rossland Health Care Auxiliary in 2011 to the Digital Mammography campaign. Digital Mammography is the gold standard in breast imaging and will allow those at risk of a breast cancer diagnosis to undergo further diagnostic testing using a minimally invasive procedure. Submitted photo

City will wait and see results of Lower Columbia Initiative ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

The nature of what the Lower Columbia Initiative is came up in council once again on Jan. 23. Coun. Jill Spearn asked the mayor to clarify the function of the LCI. Mayor Greg Granstrom explained that the LCI is an initiative underneath the Lower Columbia Community Development Team, which is a service through the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary. “The city of Rossland agreed two years ago to fund an economic development function to the tune of, I think, $30,000 a year,” Granstrom said. “We agreed to do that for a three year period.” He added that the intent at the time was that it would be self-sustaining shortly after it was formed. “That may not quite have come to pass, in fact it hasn’t,” he said. The initiative was created to attempt to generate some economic activity. Spearn then expressed concerns of a performance bonus for the manager of the board, because “when someone’s looking for a

performance bonus that tells me that obviously something must be great that’s going on.” The mayor explained that the performance bonus had been built into the contract of the manager. “The board voted to do that so we’ll continue to do that,” he said. “The reasoning for that was the fact that the board believes that there was sufficient recognition of the efforts, that the executive director deserved that bonus.” Coun. Tim Thatcher asked if the other councillors felt they were getting their money’s worth with the project. “For the amount Rossland is putting into it, do we feel that we’re getting enough out of it?” He said. “I’d like to have an example of what they’ve done in Rossland, if anything. You know, it’s been three years and I’m just wondering if we feel like we’re getting the money out of it.” The mayor said that as they were only entering the third year of the three year agreement, it was still too early to pass judgment. “So it definitely will be an item that we want to discuss to see if we’re getting value for that money,” he said, giving a few examples.

“There’s a lot of things going on with Teck and those can’t be directly related for sure to the LCI, but in partnership with Teck, there are initiatives and I guess things to come that are in the development stage right now. But I think the short answer to a very long question is that it will be up to us to decide if we’re getting value for our money after this year’s up.” Coun. Cary Fisher said that the feeling from those he talked to about the initiative, is that Rossland didn’t provide direction on what it wanted out of the deal. “Now I’m not sure if that’s true or not” Fisher said. “But if that’s true and we entered into an agreement then that’s our part to give the guy direction and I don’t think that we can be sitting here saying, what have you done for us?” Fisher said that they need to set a direction for the director from Rossland’s point of view. His second point was that it is a regional position. “I believe strongly that anything that’s good for Trail or Fruitvale, is good for Rossland as long as there are outcomes, measurable things and attainable goals,” he said. A7

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There was a lot of activity in Rossland over the weekend. Clockwise from top left: Bobsledding came with a price for some teams; while for others, like the Rossland Volunteer Fire Department experience shows; freestyle snowboarders and skiers put their best tricks to the test during the weekend’s Rail Jam on Spokane; Some of the more interesting costumes at this year’s King of the Mountain; the race to the finish during the John Heintz race on Sunday; fireworks above the Rail Jam, and the many Olauses during the Winter Carnival parade. Arne Petryshen photos

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Danimal, one of the founding members of the Radical Luge Club banks a turn on Sunday at the Olaus Invitational BC Luge Cup Race. Arne Petryshen photo

Learning to luge again ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

Each year, for the past 20 years, a group of dedicated individuals from Rossland’s Radical Luge Club puts together a course to show anyone who dares to lay back and fly down the mountain how to do it. Mike “Slo” Curry has been a luge enthusiast for 25 years and joined the club as soon as he moved to the area. “We’re all skiers and boarders, this is just another mountain sport to do,” Curry said. “We’re all tobogganers by heart. The sleds give more control, compared to inner tubes or crazy carpets. Not to diss those things, but this is the goods.” The luge that the club practices is the precursor to Olympic luge, he explained. “We Rosslandized them by putting skis

on them,” he said. “They usually come with metal runners or something like that. we just rip skis and put them on there so we can ski on a little bit more snow; specialized luges.” The event is put together so that all ages can participate, and the only prerequisites are a helmet, goggles and snow boots. Of course a healthy sense of adventure doesn’t hurt. The club put on two days of learning to luge, Friday and Saturday, and had more than 70 people show up. About 20 racers came out to test their luge skills against veterans like “Slocan” Mike and Danimal, for the Olaus Invitational BC Luge Race. “Friday and Saturday we had a ton of people,” he said. “It was busy. We had a line up. Two days of learn to luge clinics, just to introduce people to it. This is the core that comes out and does the race day.” Those who raced their three runs in the

invitational with control and competence were allowed to join the Radical club. Club members are allowed to partake in Rino’s run after the hill closes. Slo said that Rino’s is a very fast course on luge and people have been known to reach speeds over 100 kph, making it for the extreme members. “It takes a big group of volunteers to do it. I’d like to give a big shout out to everybody that helps,” he said. “It doesn’t happen without everybody helping.” Slo explained that Mike Williams started the club in Rossland in 1991. “They had a clinic here in 1990 and the next year he started the club,” he said. “I moved to Slocan and I heard about it and I’ve been hanging out here ever since, mostly for the powder skiing, but luge is a bonus.” Danimal is also a founding member, he added.

Rossland skier celebrates birthday with a win in Italy ALPINE CANADA Submitted

Rossland’s Kimberly Joines celebrated her birthday in style on Friday by winning the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Cup slalom in Arta Terme, Italy. This is the now 31-year-old’s second IPC World Cup win in three days since returning from a long-term injury. “It’s my birthday, so that (podium) made me happy,” the native of Edmonton, Alta., said. “It was an interesting race, lots of peo-

ple blowing out, so I was just happy to get down alive.” Joines clocked a two-run combined time of two minutes, 14.63 seconds and was the only sit skier in the women’s field to complete both slalom runs on two very difficult courses. “It was a bit of a challenging run. They set it on a pretty steep hill, the snow was very aggressive and they set the courses quite fast,” Joines explained. “In my second run, most of my field was no longer in the race, so I just had to finish to win, which actually made it a little more stressful than having to charge it.

So I did a mix between charging it and taking it easy. It made for a bit of an ugly run but I’ll take it.” In all, 36 racers in the men’s and ladies’ standing, sitting and visually-impaired categories did not finish one of their two runs or were disqualified for missing a gate. “I’m so happy with how the team handled the difficult portions,” Sven Pouliot, World Cup head coach of the Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team said. “The racers with one ski, so either in a sit ski or one-legged skiers were having trouble.”

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Help Wanted An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780-723-5051 ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Shelley Cameron Estate Administrator at 877-797-4357 today, to set up your FREE consultation in Nelson. Donna Mihalcheon CA,CIRP 31 years experience. BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Bankruptcy, #200 -1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna, BC. V1Y 9X1 PORT HARDY-Available immediately, working Bodyshop Manager. Painter/Bodyman. Competitive pay, benefits and bonuses. Also looking for a Journeyman GM Technician. Send resumes to Attention Cory, or fax 250-949-7440.


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Publisher: Golden Star Black Press Kootenay has an opening for the position of Publisher of the Golden Star community newspaper. The Golden Star is one of B.C.’s best community newspapers with a long tradition of success. The paper dates back to 1891. It is distributed to close to 3,000 households in the beautiful Golden area and is the only news source for this unique area of B.C. Black Press is seeking a proven leader with the entrepreneurial skills to build on the considerable success of the Golden Star. Ideally, you will be a results oriented individual with a strong background in sales, marketing and financial management, preferably in the newspaper industry. However, people with relevant experience will also be considered. As Publisher you will help develop a multi-platform strategy for the newspaper and its online initiatives as it continues to serve a rapidly expanding and diverse marketplace. Golden is a town of 5,000 people, with another 4,500 in the immediate rural area. It is nestled in the Columbia Valley with the Rocky Mountains to the east and the Purcell/Selkirk Range to the west. Golden has become an adventure sport mecca, attracting skiers, snowboarders, mountain bikers, paragliders or whitewater rafters. The Golden Star is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private, independent newspaper company, with over 170 community, daily and urban newspapers located in B.C, Alberta, Washington State, Ohio, Hawaii and extensive online operations with over 250 websites. If you have great critical thinking skills, are customer driven, success oriented and want to live in one of the most beautiful and livable areas in Canada, then we want to hear from you.

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Film festival tickets on sale now

Olaus Jeldness descendents Shelley, Randie, Kim and Morgan stand with the winner of the Olaus Looka-like contest for this 115th Winter Carnival. The descendents were the judges for the contest.

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Tickets went on sale yesterday for the Backcountry Film Festival, which will take place in Rossland on Sunday, Feb. 26. Organizers advise evryone to get tickets soon, because they may sell out. The show starts at 7 p.m., with doors open at 6:30, at the Rossland Minerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hall.

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It is an all-ages event that will feature some locally filmed short documentaries as well as film-festival favourites. Films include: Ski Bums Never Die, about a 75 year old man skiing Whitewaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s peaks. Kokanee Glacier Adventure 2011, the film shares this first family ski touring trip from the eyes of two 12 years old Rosslanders Sage Robine and Sarah Mosher. The funds raised during the film festival go towards Friends of the Rossland Range.

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Instrumentalist and singersongwriter Shane Philip is coming to do a show at the Miner’s Hall on Saturday, Feb. 11. The concert is a fundraiser for the Rossland skate park. Submitted photo

Next Saturday, multi-instrumentalist Shane Philip, will be playing the Miner’s Hall. The concert is a fundraiser for the Rossland skate park. Philip is well-known for his dynamic didgeridoo-infused music and he’s been in a constant state of touring for the past few years now. His rhythmic and intoxicating sounds are powerful enough to fill a room with dancing fans and soulful enough to quiet a packed house. Those songs captured audiences for years in Canada, particularly along the west coast, but for the past five years, he’s captured listeners around the globe. Philip released the album Earthshake in 2006, introducing his unique sound and creating a small following almost instantly. In 2008, he released In the Moment, which showed further that he could seamlessly blend folk, reggae and blues genres into his own creation. The tracks include the occasional surf beats that made him stand out. He followed the project with Live at Baker Studios in 2009.

Heavier on the blues side, this album had more of the grit that comes out during Philip’s live shows, which was essential for anyone who had never been to a performance. Philip is a one-man force on stage. His feet wildly work his drum kit while he plays guitar, the aslatua, the djembe and, of course, his didgeridoos. Last year he released Life Love Music. The album is rich with vocals and features much more of that mesmerizing sound that Shane Philip is so well known for. Philip hooked up once again with producer Joby Baker (Cowboy Junkies, Alex Cuba) and the two collaborated for what is another memorable product. Baker often plays bass and drums on the tracks and the two took a total of eight days to record. Might sound quick, but Philip is known for completing his projects quickly. The Baker Studios album took two days, as an example. The result, though, of taking the extra time is a wonderfully polished recording that maintains the grit and integrity of Philip’s compositions. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show starts at 11 p.m. at the Miner’s Hall, Saturday, Feb. 11.

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