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Area near Red Mountain collapses

Teck warns of the instability of the closed off region above Rossland ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

Teck Trail Operations is warning people that the closed off area above Rossland is very dangerous, as a recent collapse has shown. Yesterday, Teck sent out


a release reminding hikers and bikers not to go into the area. The area of land on the southern slope of Red Mountain was closed in 2006 due to ground instability, associated with historical mine workings. Catherine Adair, communi-

cations at Teck Trail said that the area had undergone a recent collapse in the closed area on the back of Red Mountain Adair said that the collapsing historical mine workings resulted in a new opening in the now closed off part of Larry’s Loop trail, posing a potential safety hazard.

“The closed area has been clearly marked with gates, fencing and signage, and we ask for public cooperation in respecting these signs,� she said. “The installation of a permanent perimeter fence of the closed area will take place later this spring.� The area is an important part

of Rossland and Teck says that they recognize the value that the trail system offers to the community, and as such allows non-motorized, recreational use of designated, authorized trails on many of their other lands, in partnership with the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society.

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Dakota is a 1 and half year oldd neutered blond Husky/Malamutee who was surrendered after his owner was injured and couldn’t physically care for him anymore. Dakota has a medium at length coat that will require brushing regularly and intense blue eyes. He is a medium to large sized dog, and could use to lose a few pounds. If you are looking for dog that is a work in progress but could fit into your backcountry lifestyle, come to the Trail Regional BCSPCA and meet Dakota! You can also contact the shelter at 250-368-5910 or


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Rossland city council gave the city manager the go-ahead to negotiate with the contractors for the winning bid. The tenure process had to be prolonged from its initial date because all of the bids came in over budget. Prior to Monday’s regular meeting, council spent almost two hours in-camera discussing the options. When the vote came to the regular meeting, there was no discussion and the motion was carried. Staff gave council four suggestions as to what to do, with council going with the first: “Council delegates to the City Manager to award the Columbia and Washington Streets project tender subject to successful negotiations and agreement with the successful bidder. The negotiated tender project cost and the summary of the result be placed on the next Council meeting for public information.” The three bids that were opened on April 3 were (prices excluding HST): Copcan Contracting with $ 6,021,200 LB Chapman Construction Ltd. with $10,601,143

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Sunshine - To all the treasures we found on trash to treasure day in the neighborhood. We got our cottage at the lake a new kitchen-thanks neighbors Storm Clouds - To the guy that was taking up the alleys with his motorcycle and making the kids almost run off the road and crash with their bikes! Sunshine - To the friendly staff at Warfield Fas gas. They always have service with a smile. Sunshine - To the crew at Kootenay Columbia Trail Society , we really appreciate all the great work you do so we can enjoy the amazing trail network in and around Rossland. Sponsored by

Council will announce the winning bid for the Columbia Avenue infrastructure project in the next council agenda. Arne Petryshen photo

Maglio Instal lations l td. $6,657,330 Councils options are to either raise taxes to cover the project and/or get rid of all of the unnecessary things involved with the project, as all three bids were at least $1 million over ISL’s initial estimates of $5 million for phase one of the project, Columbia Av-

enue and Washington Street. The repaving and repiping of the sewer and water lines was deemed necessary by council, as the Ministry of Transportation will be paving Columbia Avenue and the rest of Highway 3b this summer.

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#*,&."*/5&/"/$&$-"44&4at Revolution Cycle in Rossland. Kids bike maintenance class Monday May 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Women’s bike maintenance Thursday May 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Adult bike maintenance Wednesday May 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Women’s bike maintenance Wednesday May 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 16/,30$,#*/(0 Runs every Thursday from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. at the Flying Steam-

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. +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 6:30p.m.. Next show is May 20.

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

413*/(5&" May 12 at Saint Andrews Church in Rossland.

$0..6/*5:)&"%4)"7& Come watch participants shave their head or cut their hair

day only at St. Andrew’s Church, 1347 Pine Ave. Trail. A unique event and a rare opportunity for collectors of original art.

during the Roller Derby Double Header Game April 28. Proceeds to the Canadian Cancer Society and Prevent Cancer Now. If you would like to participate or donate contact Melissa at or 250 521-0208. 40$*&5:'035)&13&7&/5*0/0'$36&-5:504&/*034 (SPCS) will hold its AGM Sun-

day April 29th at 1:00 PM in the Trail Seniors’ Hall (Selkirk College; Portland St. entrance). David Hurford, a director of the B.C. Care Providers Assoc. will be guest speaker. Local care facility employees, public and members are invited. 8&45 ,005&/": 30--&3 %&3#: -&"(6& "$5*0/ in Rossland this weekend. Double-

header at the Rossland arena on Saturday, April 28 will see the Killjoys take on Gnarlie’s Angels followed by the Dam City Rollers versus Bad News Betties. It runs from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

#00,3&"%*/("/%-"6/$) Yolanda Ridge will be reading from her brand new novel

Road Block on Saturday, May 5, 1 p.m to 2 p.m at Cafe Books West. The event is free, with juice and cupcakes for the kids. Books are on sale now at Cafe Books West. More info: 250-362-5333 or

*/'"/5 .05)&3 (004& 130(3". Enjoy an hour of rhymes, songs and stories with

"35&9)*#*5"/%4"-& of Catherine Wetmore. Over 100 paintings 75 per cent off. One

-&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.

.05)&3(004& Rhymes, songs, finger plays and stories, 9:30-10:30 am, Thursdays at

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

4503:5*.& "5 5)& -*#3"3: Fridays at the Rossland Library: Tots (ages 3-5) 10:1510:45 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. 3044-"/%4,"5&1"3,$0..*55&& 6-8 pm, first Tuesday each month at the Rossland

Library. Come be part of the process.

$0-6.#*"%*453*$5(*3-(6*%&4 Columbia District Girl Guides has units from Rossland to Salmo for girls aged 5 to 17. Call 250-367-7115. Leaders also wanted. */%00340$$&3 Wednesdays at RSS gym. starts at 7 p.m. $2 drop-in or $5 for the

season. Wear indoor shoes.

your child (age 0-15 months), from 10-11 a.m., Saturdays, April 14 to June 16 at the Rossland Library (meeting room). The program is free, but please pre-register. Contact: Lynn Amann 362-5835,

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.

(0-%&/$*5:-*0/4 The Lions meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each

:$%$ :065) /*()54 Free drop-in, 1504 Cedar Ave, Trail. Call 364-3322 or contact Art Night: Tue. 7pm; Movie Night: Wed. 6-8pm.

$&-&#3"5&&"35)%": Reduce the amount of trash that goes to the landfill. Practice ‘reuse’ and participate in the annual Trash To Treasure Day on April 21. For more info check out

30:"-$"/"%*"/-&(*0/#33044-"/% General Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on

month at 6 p.m. at the Rossland Legion. Contact W. Profili at 362-7671

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p.m. at Trail Middle School.

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

305"3:$-6#0'3044-"/% Weekly meetings at the Rock Cut Pub, Mon., 6-8pm. All welcome! Contact John Sullivan, 362-5278. (&/&"-0(: West Kootenay Family Historians, 7pm, first Monday each month, Sept to

$*5:$06/$*- Next regular meeting is Monday, May 7, starting at 7 p.m.

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

3044-"/%3"%*0$001 Open meetings will now take place every third Monday of

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Look on your walls and in your closet. The colours in your chosen artwork and clothing can be a great guide in showing you which colours you gravitate toward. Fabrics can be a wonderful source of inspiration. If you love a colour combination of a favourite patterned dress or pillow cover, you can chose the whole colour scheme from that. Visit a fabric store for plenty of inspiration and colour scheme choices. From the fabric swatch or artwork, chose the lighter shades for about 60 % of the room. This is usually the wall colour or larger pieces of furniture. Chose a mid-tone colour for 30 % of the space, which may be an accent wall, drapery or smaller furniture. Pick a brighter or darker colour as an accent for 10 % of the room. These details of the décor are the pillows, lampshades, and accessories. Repeat these three colours around the room in at least three different places to create cohesiveness and ‘flow” Warm colours are more stimulating and are good for social parts of your home and cooler colours are more calming for the private areas. But hey, if you feel you want to wake up to an energizing sunny yellow in your bedroom, Go For It!

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What are my options when insuring my motor cycle? You now have more options than ever when insuring On Road Motorcycles. While you still require your Third Party Liability from ICBC, your Collision and Comprehensive coverage’s may be purchased from insurance companies who offer a wide variety of additional benefits. For example, this can include Travel Protection (expenses for you to return home, rental vehicle, motel costs); costs to return a damaged or recovered stolen motorcycle, Lock Re-keying & Emergency Road Side Assistance, as well as Trailer & Riding Gear coverage. There are limits to these coverage’s, so please ask what is included in your policy. You also have a choice of deductibles and monthly payment plans may be available. Also offered are discounts for Riding Courses taken, and membership in Motorcycle clubs/associations such as BCCOM and HOG. With these All Risk policies, most, but not all, offer Agreed Value limits. Agreed Value means if there is a total loss, the company pays the amount of insurance shown on the policy declaration page, if the reasonable expense of recovering and repairing the Motorcycle equals or exceeds the Agreed Value. This is an important aspect of an insurance policy which affects your payout in the event of a total loss. Most companies specify that you hold a valid Driver’s license for a minimum of 10 years and have at least your Learner’s Class 6, however, the longer you have your Class 6, and the longer you have ridden, the less the premium you will pay! Ride worry free. Call or visit any one of our 8 offices for your no obligation quote. We’ve got you covered at RHC. RHC Insurance Brokers Ltd. 2080 Columbia Avenue, Box 999, Rossland BC V0G 1Y0 Phone: (250) 362-7337 Email:

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The star of CBC’s The Rick Mercer Report, recently called Rossland one of his favourite cities. Rick Mercer’s show takes him all over the countries. Mercer said he was charmed by this mountain town and the surrounding are. “It is stunningly beautiful,” said Mercer in The Travellor newsletter. “Because of the elevation, residents routinely pick up people who are walking and drive them up. They’re so friendly!” Mercer did a show at the 2011 Rossland Winter Carnival last year. STORES FLYERS DEALS COUPONS BROCHURES CATALOGUES CONTESTS PRODUCTS STORES FLYERS DEALS COUPONS BROCHURES CATALOGUES CONTESTS PR S BR S ST S CA S DE S BR S ST S CA S

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This weekend Rossland was host to a cub scout tradition : the Kub Kar Rally. Around 40 cub scouts from Beaver Valley, Nelson, Robson, Salmo, Trail and Rossland came out to put their cars to the test. The cubs put the cars together in the weeks prior to the event and then race them in the tournament style event. There are certain specifications the cars must meet in order to be able to race, such as weighing five ounces (141 grams). There are awards for the fastest as well as most well built. Cale O’meara from Robson came in first, Eamon Misurak from Salmo was second and Liam Herbert from Robson was third. “Kub Kar Rallies have been going on since as late back as the early 60’s and Scouting has been in Rossland now since 1910 or 1911,” Keith Lane, a member from Baden Powell explained. Cubs from the different areas had worked for weeks building and preparing their cars for this event. They are given a kit that includes a piece

retired and semi-retired individuals that support these rallies among many other scout-related activities. Many of them are past and present leaders. Isbel Nebel, the provincial guild master of B.C. was there and it was an honour to have it is also about losing, and it takes a community to raise a child” Heather Homer said. “The kids are loving it. They’re here to have fun!” Homer is a Beaver Valley Leader as well as part of the Baden Powell guild. Some of the upcoming events include a Cubaree in Jaffray this June and Nite Trek for 9-14 year olds right in Camp Tweedsmuir near Fruitvale next weekend. There are week long adventure camps throughout the summer as well, where they do such activities as canoeing, hiking, survival skills and many more outdoor oriented sports and skills. College students can apply to work at these camps at The Scouts achnowledge that the Kub Kar Rally could not have happened without the help and volun-

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Cub scouts from all over the region participated in the Kub Kar Rally Saturday in Rossland. Fred Fontaine photo

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of wood and they have to design, build and paint their own cars, and attach wheels. The race was organized by Rossland Scout leader Shanna Tanabe as a double elimination and the track was brought up from 1st Robson. It was attended by members of the Baden Powell guild, a group of

teers from each group. They thnak the the leaders, parents, family and friends as well as the groups that made it out. Cub Scouts are ages 8- 10 years old. Local Rossland contact is Shanna Tanabe. Contact her at jstanabe@ To learn more about scouting visit

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Dropping the issue in Rossland

The issue of dog poop in and around Rossland has hit the afterburners in the past few weeks. With the snow fading away and the trails being used more and more, finding that the bottom of your shoe has gained an excess of sticky mass is nothing short of frustrating - especially if you don’t own a dog. If you do and you don’t pick it up, hopefully this fate has befallen you at least once. For anyone following the discussions on Bhubble, from the threats by moderators to close discussions to the bringing back of the “old ways” i.e. shooting a wandering dog, there is apparent a lot of anger and frustration seething beneath the surface on both sides. On the one side there are those who walk, run or bike the trails and have to spend their time looking at the ground to avoid the very generously laid out droppings. On the other side there are those who find that picking up what their dog drops isn’t cool (if you’re young) and is the way it’s always been done (if you’re old). Are these the steps to a brighter future? Not in a town where everyone has a dog. Not in a town. Rossland is no longer a little town in the woods, but a tourist destination. One of the key problems is that there aren’t ample garbages around the trails, because afterall, nobody wants to carry around that kind of garbage for any length of time. But there clearly needs to be a better effort to keep the trails, yards and streets of Rossland from being deemed the town dog dump. We want to hear from you.

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World Harmony run is May 1 Don’t miss the West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby action this weekend here in Rossland! The doubleheader at the Rossland arena on Saturday, April 28 will see the Killjoys take on Gnarlie’s Angels followed by the Dam City Rollers versus Bad News Betties. It runs from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. The 2012 World Harmony Run is a global relay founded by peace leader Sri Chinmoy that seeks to promote international friendship and understanding. As a symbol of harmony, runners carry a flaming torch, passing it from hand to hand travelling through over 100 nations around the globe. The World Harmony Run does not seek to raise money or highlight any political cause, but simply strives to create goodwill among peoples of all nations. There will be a group of World Harmony runners coming through Rossland Tuesday, May 1 from 8:30 - 9:15 a.m. Please contact Gloria Harding at 514-845-1837 or visit for more information on the run. Please feel free to join in at the beginning or end of the run! The group would encourage everyone to support the run at this time. The run route will be located Highway 3B to Highway 22 carrying onto Trail and then onto Creston. The runners will carry an Olympic style torch, which symbolizes

“World Harmony” while running through town. National coaching certification program, gymnastics foundations intro course in Rossland at the MacLean Annex on April 21-22! The national coaching certification program (NCCP) is a collaboration of the government of Canada, the provincial/territorial governments, the national and provincial/ territorial sport organizations and the Coaching Association of Canada. The NCCP specifically is a coach training and certification program for many different sports across Canada. The NCCP is the recognized national standard for coach training and certification in Canada. As part of the program, all coaches are trained in ethical decision-making and sport safety. Register at: www.gymnastics. Announcing Psyched for Life Camp for youth! Mental Toughness, Training and Outdoor Pursuits with Leslie Beatson, PhD in leadership coaching and consulting. Join our highly qualified, experienced leaders for a weekend of fun and learning that will lead to your success! Mental training sessions will be facilitated before each activity and participants will be encouraged to apply skills from sport psychology during activities of choice. Parents are invited to wrap up portion of the program on Sunday at 2:00pm for

an information and Q&A session to help incorporate newly learned skills into daily life and sport. May 26 and 27, Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Ages 10-13 and 14-17 years (Min. 25 participants) $165. For full program details contact Rossland Recreation at or 250362-2327. Connect Youth Action Summit, is Thursday to Sunday May 3- 6. Take action in your community. cbt. org/connect. The annual Gerick Cycle Bike Swap is Saturday, April 28 in the parking lot at Gerick Cycle in Trail (930 Rossland Avenue). If you have a bike you’d like to sell, drop it off at Gerick Cycle between 8:30 -10 a.m. on April 28. Bikes will be sold between 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Also featuring on location, rustic crust wood-fire pizza! See you there! The Spring Brochure is now online and can be viewed on the city’s website ( and also on Facebook. Hard copies of the Spring Brochure were put into post boxes on March 2. The brochure is full of action and activity for all ages as we shift seasons from winter to spring. Heather and Pam are available Monday to Friday at the recreation desk at city hall to take your registrations. Contact them at 362-2327 or to arrange for program registrations!

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Plant of the week: Violets MONIKA SMUTNY A7

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This past Earth Day, I celebrated by finally getting some gardening done in my beds that line the house and are exposed to the southeastern sun all day. Gardening in a mountain town tests the patience of plant folks. After living in high elevations almost my whole life, I have found my greatest joys either starting seeds early inside in late February or also uncovering those first beds that are finally snow free! Here in Rossland it seems like it will be the same. One of the first plants to show itself in the early spring and one of my favorites are those tiny purple violets that most people find obnoxious, invasive and actually weed them out. As I would like to feature plants and herbs that can be used as medicine and food I thought I would introduce this beauty and you may decide to not weed them out anymore. In Latin Viola means Violaceaus/ purple and Odorata means sweet smelling; tricolor (Latin) means three colors. Viola orbiculata are the tiny yellow evergreen violets you see along the trails in the wild. This species usually appear in shaded areas near the edge of wooded areas or under overhang-

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ing bushes. English names have called these plants garden violet, pansy, heart’s ease, jump-up, wild pansy, trinity violet among others….Besides adding depth and color to any garden in its own miniature way there are other uses too. Perfume used to be made from these flowers in the medieval times, (very time consuming) though little oil exists in the violet to be extracted, it is an exquisite scent. Food uses can vary as candied violets are commercially available, violet syrups are sold in the Mideast where they flavor sherbets. As well my children and I pop them in our mouth and add them to salads. They have a slight root beer or bubble gum flavor. Be sure that you have identified them correctly and stay away from dusty, dirty road sides where they

could be contaminated. Keep in mind that the “pansies” you buy at the garden center may be a hybrid variety and could have chemical residues. Organic and wild violets that pop up (hence the nickname Johnny jump-up) are notably better sources. If you deadhead the flower tops, and tend the plants you will be rewarded with many blossoms that can take you well into the heat of high summer. Violet Flowers actually add a boost of vitamin C to the entire body and have been made into cough syrups, teas, lotions, and the leaves can be made into specialized biodynamic fertilizers. Violet Fun Fact: Violet is the flower of Aphrodite and the symbol of Athens

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Congestion in schools in 1912 MAUREEN PETER Rossland Historical Museum

This is the first of monthly articles about Rossland compiled by the Rossland Historical Museum from the pages of the Rossland Miner. 100 Years Ago April 1912 Congestion in the Lower Grades of Rossland Schools J.D. McDonald and E.S.H. Winn appeared before (City Council) for the purpose of having the school estimates enlarged so that an extra teacher can be secured for a period of six months at a salary of $65 per month to relieve the pressure on the lower grades. J.S. Deschamps will Build a Railway Spur J.S. Deschamps, the lumberman, (petitioned City Council): “I would like to obtain a permit to cross Third avenue with a spur track from the transfer track on that avenue, between Washington and Spokane streets. I have my arrangements already made with the railway companies, and intention is to build a lumber shed covering all of the lots once occupied by the Cunliffe machine shops. I intend to put in a planer or two to prepare some American

lumber for the prairie market. Although we will only employ one or two men at the start, it might, in time, become quite an industry.” Important Strike: Four Feet of Gold-Copper Ore Found in the Crosscut It begins to look as though the South Belt is coming into its own. On Monday night, in a crosscut, which is being driven across the ledge on the 30 foot level in the Richmond group, broke into a shoot of splendid looking ore that had been penetrated for a distance of four feet. The ore is of gold-copper, and similar to that found on Red Mountain, in the Le Roi, ...and evidently carries good values. Samples from the find are being assayed and the values will be known as soon as they are completed. The ledge at the point is strongly mineralized and is about 27 feet wide, and the uncovering of a shoot four feet wide so near the surface indicates that larger bodies will be found at greater depth. For Sale We have a seven roomed House, with Bath and Toilet, which we have been holding at $750.00 CASH. ...we have been authorized to cut this to $600.00 Easy Terms. This is a most unusual opportunity.

Come in Now! S. Goodeve, Real Estate. 75 Years Ago April 1937 Rossland Ski Club Will Link Up With (Canadian Amateur) Ski Assn. This means all competitive ski meets will be held under the jurisdiction of the National body and will probably attract crack jumpers and racers from all parts of the Kootenay as well as from outside points. With such a prospect the jumping hill on the local field will likely be enlarged to enable jumpers to make leaps of 160 to 180 feet. Kootenay Ave to Be Extended to Schofield Highway A long-sought-for outlet for residents of the South Belt onto Schofield Highway ...has been finally approved. ...this road can be constructed by means of a fill at a nominal cost of three hundred dollars. Advertisements New Serial Starts at Capitol Theatre – Matinee Sat. 2 p.m. Undersea Kingdom - Battling Unknown Terrors in a Land of Peril under the Ocean’s Floor! Allan Hotel Special Board and Room $35 per month (all extra meals 35c).

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home garden For homeowners, spring cleaning is one of the annual rites of spring. The return of warmer weather presents the perfect opportunity for homeowners to open the windows, let some fresh air in and tidy up after a few months spent cooped up inside while the weather outside was frightful.

But now that spring has arrived, the time to clean up around the house has come. Homeowners about to start on their annual spring cleaning should consider the following before beginning.




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The right tools won Section 0t necessarily be a hammer and nails, but cleaning products that can make spring cleaning more efficient. Rubber gloves, cleaning products (preferably natural products that are good for the environment) and enough garbage bags to discard a winter Section 0s worth of clutter should all be on hand before you begin cleaning. If they Section 0re not, you Section 0ll likely need to make a trip to the store while cleaning, which can be time-consuming and prolong the process.

Take some inventory

Many people have no problem buying new clothes, but they do find it hard to get rid of older items. Part of spring cleaning is tossing old items you no longer use, and that includes clothing. Clothing can take up a significant amount of space, so take some inventory on your wardrobe and decide which items you want to keep and which ones you can afford to discard or even donate.

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cially cold or snowy, then you might not have looked out the windows in quite some time. Unfortunately, those windows might have accumulated quite the amount of dirt and grime while you were huddled inside. When washing the windows, do so on a cloudy day, as the sun can actually cause streaking. In addition, be mindful of what you Section 0re using to wipe down the windows post-cleaning. Microfiber rags typically give windows a great shine without any streaking.

The blinds and drapes will also need to be addressed, as they have likely accumulated some dust over the last few months. Dust the valance and the frame, and wipe the blinds down with a damp cloth. You can also use your vacuum Section 0s upholstery and brush attachments to further clean blinds and drapes.

Tidy up the bed

You likely wash your bed linens regardless of the season. When spring cleaning, toss these linens into the washing machine and don Section 0t forget to wash the mattress pads and bed skirting as well. While those items are in the wash, flip all the mattresses in your household.

Don't forget the kitchen

The kitchen is not immune to clutter, and it Section 0s especially easy for items to overstay their welcome in the refrigerator and the kitchen cabinets. Look for old takeout containers in the refrigerator that have managed to stick around, and throw these out as well as any items that have passed their expiration dates. While items in the kitchen cabinets might not have an expiration date, it helps to remove them from the pantry and then dust and wipe down the shelves. When doing so, discard any items that no longer seem appetizing.

Beat the rugs

Area rugs have no doubt collected dirt and dust over the last several months. Though vacuuming these area rugs might be enough during the year, take advantage of the pleasant weather and take the rugs outside to beat them and rid them of dust and any other particles the vacuum might have missed over the last few months.

Empty and clean the bookshelves

Bookshelves are one the biggest collectors of dust in many homes. Open the windows in the home and then remove books from the shelves. Once the books have been removed, dust the shelves and wipe them down with a damp cloth. And don Section 0t forget to dust the books and reorganize titles before returning them to their newly cleaned shelves. Spring cleaning is something all homeowners must do to keep their homes healthy and clean. Spring cleaning is annual event at many households, and a few simple strategies can make it go much more smoothly.

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One of the best things about the dawn of spring and the return of warmer weather is the chance to get out of the house and get some fresh air. For homeowners, this is the perfect opportunity to assess any damage the previous months did to yards and develop a plan restore properties. Don t jump the gun. The first warm day of spring might seem like a great time get out in the yard and get your hands dirty. But it s best to wait until the grass has completely dried out before getting to work. Raking on wet grass increases the risk of tearing out grass, which can cause bald spots and the growth of weeds down the road. In addition, stepping on the grass while the ground is still wet can compact the soil, which can slow drainage and block the lawn s roots from breathing. Patience should prevail with regard to mowing the lawn as well. A lawn s roots will not start to grow until the average everyday temperature routinely reaches 40 F, so mowing too early is both unnecessary and potentially harmful to the lawn. When the temperatures regularly reach 50 F, then homeowners will likely start to see their lawns growing.

Remove debris that s piled up. Debris has a tendency to infest a yard over the course of the winter months. Fallen branches, stones and even trash can accumulate in a yard, putting those who spend time in the yard at risk of injury once the warm weather returns. For instance, bits of twigs and pebbles that are blown across the yard during a windy winter can be embedded in the yard, making

the yard less of a haven and more of a hazard. Once the grass is dry enough to walk on, walk around the property and remove any debris that s piled up over the last few months. Employ a pre-emergent weed killer. Homeowners who routinely spend their summers agonizing over weeds throughout the yard should consider applying a pre-emergent weed killer around the beginning of spring. It s important to do so around the end of March or early April, when the weeds have not yet had a chance to grow. When applying, follow the dosage instructions provided by the product s manufacturer. Such instructions often recommend a second application right before summer begins. Remove thatch. Once the grass has dried, you can begin to remove thatch that s built up over the winter. Thatch is potentially very harmful to soil, blocking sunlight, air and moisture the soil needs to ensure a lawn looks lush and healthy. Thatch removal does not necessarily need to be an annual task. If thatch buildup is insignificant, then it can be done every other year. Just use a dethatching rake to make the job much easier. Aerate, particularly if the yard is a heavy traffic area once the warm weather arrives. If your yard transforms into a child s wonderland upon the arrival of spring and summer, you might want to revive the soil by aerating. When the yard gets heavy usage, it s easy for soil to become compacted, which makes it hard for air and water to reach the lawn s roots. That can eventually make for a less-than-appealing lawn. So if your yard is the place to be come the warmer months, aerate in the spring to loosen the soil and make it easier for the lawn to withstand the months ahead. No matter how harsh the winter months might have been, spring is a great time for homeowners to restore the property around their homes.

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The Kootenay Kanibelles, in white, took on the Okanagan-Shuswap Raggedy Rollers Saturday winning in convincing fashion, 252 - 25. Arne Petryshen photo

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Rossland and the rest of the West Kootenays showed their full derby force Saturday night as the Kootenay Kanibelles took on the Okanagan-Shuswap Raggedy Rollers. Rossland arena hosted the two regions’ travel teams, which are made up of each region’s top players. While the game started out close, it soon began to tilt heavily in the Kanibelles favour, with a lead of 116 to 9 going into the half. The all-star Kanibelles kept the pressure on, more than doubling the score in the second half. The bout ended with the Kanibelles leading 252 - 25. Kannibelles members have to try-out

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For those who have been awaiting the right time to dust off those clubs, Redstone is now open for the season. Cary Fisher said that they opened the first nine last weekend and will have all 18 holes operational somewhere between April 28 and May 1. “People are already golfing,� Fisher said, adding that things are looking good for the course this year, as they are up 25 members from last year.


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Fisher said that the course is unique due to its casual vibe when compared to a lot of courses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We encourage that,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want Redstone to reflect the mentality of the people that live in the area. We never wanted to be a country club.â&#x20AC;? Fisher attests that they have some fun menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nights. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rossland is a very welcoming community, I think that casual feeling is prevalent here and people really appreciate it.â&#x20AC;? Fisher said that just recently they had a funny incident at the club house. In which two guys came in on opening day. The one guy forgot socks and comes in and wants to buy some, but unfortunately the golf shop hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been able to unpack any menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s socks yet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We only had ladies socks and he said, well, my feet are too big for ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; socks and so his buddy pulls his socks off and says here you can use my socks and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll buy some ladies socks because my feet are smaller.â&#x20AC;? The friend grabbed some and they fit and away they went and played golf! â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never seen anything like that before,â&#x20AC;? Fisher said laughing. In June, Redstone is having their big tournament, the Mixed Open, June 23 and 24. They are also in the planning phase of getting some RV parking, as well as looking at expanding the deck and adding some landscaping features on the entrance of the course. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to have the RV area ready for RV season, mid June,â&#x20AC;? he said. Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; nights start next week and the restaurant opens tomorrow. For more info call 250-362-9141 or visit

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Sweetfield Shuttles setting up for big biking season

ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

Those who mountain bike know that sometimes getting to the start point is troublesome. For instance if you and your buddy are heading to the Seven Summits, you’ll have to figure out what to do with your vehicle; find another friend to drive you back or do a bike loop. Andy Sweet aims to change all that with his Sweetfield Shuttle service. The service will cater to any biker heading out and needing a ride to the regions trail network start points. Sweet took over Adrenaline Adventures, not only changing the name, but adding a seven day a week service schedule.

Sweet explains that each day will hold a different destination. Monday will be double Dewdney trail, Tuesday is mixed intermediates, Wednesday is Ladies’ night. Thursday is Men’s night. On Fridays the shuttle will ferry people to trails around Castlegar. Sweet said that Saturday will vary. “What I’m looking for is basically feedback,” he said, on where people would like to go, suggesting it could be Silverstar in Nelson. He would like to offer family days to places like Christina Lake. Sunday is mixed intermediates as well. On top of that, from Monday to Friday Sweet will be doing a Warfield pick up around 4 - 4:15 p.m., to bring people back up to Rossland from Warfield, for $10.

Punchpass holders can bring a child free. After each evening ride, on all but the out of town nights, riders get a 50 per cent discount on food at the Flying Steamshovel. Sweet is introducing a punch pass this year. It costs $200, but you get $230 dollars worth of riding. Each of the rides has a different price, because the shuttle heads to different places, Sweet explained. Sweet moved to Rossland with his wife and child. He was in the British Army and was posted to Canada in 1998. “That’s when my first love of Canada started,” he said. “I’ve been going back and forth since. This is paradise, it’s where I want to be.” Sweet said the name comes from his time in the military as well, and his friend who may invest in the future: Michael Field.

Andy Sweet “We had a bad day in Bosnia,” he said. “Basically at the end of the day, we said, once we get back to England we’re going to sign-off and start our own company and call it Sweetfield.” Sweetfield shuttles will be doing free rides up to Rossland from the bike swap this Saturday at Gericks in Trail.

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This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for model shown: 2012 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (36MPG) City, 5.5L/100km (51MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, and driving habits. ‡Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. ‡‡Some mobile phones and some digital media players may not be fully compatible – check for a listing of mobile phones, media players, and features supported. 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New board

The Rossland Public Library held is annual general meeting on Monday and elected a new board. Left to right, the new board is: Lorrie Walmsley, Geoff Coke, Chair Chris D’Odorico, Adam Howse, Marie Tremblay and Erik Knudsgaard. Submitted photo


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