Issuu on Google+

Breaking news at rosslandnews.com

7ğĚĆ?t*ŀŀłIJĆ‹Ć?

250.368.7166 • StayRossland@gmail.com

5ľłĿŀĹĎņ "łĴłŀŠĆŠĆ‹tĆŠĆˆĆ‰ĆŠ

-RGLH2

Rebuilding of Columbia Fall Fair getting set for Avenue begins upcoming events See Page 3 See Page 6

Spacious Log Home

23 Acres $499,000

GOLF COURSE HOME H OM O ME Call For Viewing 250-368-1966

$339,000

GREAT VALUE!

Sheridan Larsen, Rossland local and owner of Mountain Spirits holds one of her beautiful dresses at the Rossland Market last Thursday, Aug. 16. She sells Unique clothing, jewellery, purses and scarves. Monika Smutny photo

$229,900

Rouge Gallery set to close at end of month View, Privacy, Quick Possession !

Marie-Claude Germain

C: 250-512-1153

Your

Horoscope For the Week with Michael O’Connor inside the West Kootenay Advertiser

ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

It is a knell to the art culture of Rossland as news that the Rouge Gallery will be closing later this month. The gallery has been open in Rossland since September 2008 and is located in the old BMO building opposite Ferraro Foods. Roberta Post said it’s a sad time for everyone; gallery

members, the board of directors and herself. “A series of events led to the decision to close,� Post said. “Partly a reduction in the number of members, partly the cost of operation vs the income, and partly the ongoing construction. Eventually, it seemed that closing was the most realistic decision.� Post noted that the Rouge Gallery has a history in the community that spans several years.

She noted that it began in 2005 with an idea from Louise Drescher, who gathered together several other local artists and opened a gallery at the Old Firehall, prior to it being developed into condos and a wine bar. Post said this was a successful venture, hosting exhibitions of local professional artists, and using the space for other public events, such as children’s art shows, district high schools’ art shows, Best of the Basin art

show, and various fundraisers for the community, along with a writers story awards and photograph exhibits, to name a few. These ventures were handled by dedicated volunteers, and it is through their work that the gallery succeeded, Post said. “Following that, the members opened a gallery in the store that is currently occupied by the knitting/wool store, and again was very successful due to the dedication of the volun-

teers,� she said. The gallery continued in that location until September 2010, when a majority of the gallery members voted to take the opportunity presented to them to move to the old Bank of Montreal main floor space. Members of the gallery, along with landlord Fletcher Quince pitched in to clear out the old bank building and get it ready for use as a gallery. Post said it was around this See Rouge on P. 3

Shopping Local Takes A Bit More Effort These Days - BUT The Investment Is Still Well Worth It! By shopping locally with our local businesses, we can ensure a vibrant community and a dynamic local economy. Thank you for continuing your support of our community and we appreciate the extra effort it takes to do that right now!


A2 www.rosslandnews.com

Thursday, August 23, 2012 Rossland News

Community Lot Tell your community what’s happening! Send photos, stories, event listings, upcoming activities and regular group meetings to reporter@rosslandnews.com or submit your listing on our website at rosslandnews.com

"VHVTUJT t1"/"."$"/"-01&/&% "6(645  t4&/*03$*5*;&/4%": "6(645 t80.&/46''3"(& "6(645  t*/5&3/"5*0/"-%":0'5)&%*4"11&"3&% "6(6450 t'6--.00/ "6(645

$PNJOH&WFOUT

3044-"/%/&84$"-&/%"30/-*/& Upload events that are coming up free online at

www.rosslandnews.com/calendar/

&-&$53*$'&/$&803,4)01 Protect your chickens and fruit from bears. Free predator electric fencing workshop Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 5-8 p.m. at the Rossland community garden in Jubilee Park. Contact Sharon Wieder at 250-231-2751 or rossland@bearaware.bc.ca for more info.

5&//*4 Drop in mixed doubles Saturdays and Sundays at the tennis courts at Park

St. and Leroi Ave. Join the Rossland Tennis Society for fun mixed doubles drop in tennis from 9 a.m. to noon.

(0-%'&7&3'0--*&4 perform JOHN VS JOHN, a comedy by Brian Turner. There will

be two shows daily from Tuesday to Saturday 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Contact Lisa at old_grey_mare_55@hotmail.com or go to www.goldfeverfollies.com for more info.

30--&3%&3#: The season finale is Sept. 9. Who will rise to the top and become champions in the West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby final. From 4 -8 p.m. at the Rossland arena. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For more info go to kootenayrollerderby.com.

$&-&#3"5&:&"340'(0-%&/$*5:%":4You are invited to participate on September

7 - 9: host an event, enter the parade, organize a food booth, perform on the stage, or volunteer a bit of your time. To discuss your ideas, contact Terry at rbrinson@ telus.net. See you there!

the month. More info: radio@rosslandradio.com.

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.

36##&3)&"%#*,&'&45*7"- is back for another year. Now in it’s fourth year, the festival

includes the annual Seven Summits Poker ride on Sunday, Sept. 2, and the Dreadhead Super-D and Huck en Berries Jump Jam on Saturday, Sept. 8.

46..&33&"%*/($-6#4 at the Rossland Library. ‘Strange... But True?’ is the theme of this year’s club. Sign up for free at the Rossland Public Library. For more info call 362-7611 or visit rossland.bclibrary.ca

3044-"/%4,"5&1"3,$0..*55&& 6-8 pm, first Tuesday each month at the Rossland

53"*-."3,&5 runs on the Esplanade from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every second Friday.

Library. Come be part of the process.

If you are interested in selling your wares, vendors can phone 368-3144 for more information.

$0-6.#*"%*453*$5(*3-(6*%&4 Columbia District Girl Guides has units from Ross-

1"%%-&348"/5&%The Kootenay Robusters Dragon Boat Team is looking for women

:$%$ :065) /*()54 Free drop-in, 1504 Cedar Ave, Trail. Call 364-3322 or contact

who’d like to give dragon boating a try. The team, made up of breast cancer survivors and associate paddlers, practice three times per week, carpooling to Christina Lake. We leave Rossland at 4:45pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 7:45am on Saturday mornings. Dragon boating is a team sport with a focus on fitness, working together and camaraderie. No experience necessary - we’ll teach you everything you need to know. For more information call Jan at 250-362-5289.

coordinator@columbiaycdc.ca. Art Night: Tue. 7pm; Movie Night: Wed. 6-8pm.

3044-"/%.06/5"*/."3,&5 Thursdays from, 3-6 p.m. Queen Street and First Av-

enue. Live music, artisans, fresh produce, baking and more!

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

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

4$)00-%*453*$5.&&5*/(Next regular open board meeting is Monday, Oct. 15 at

7 p.m.

$*5:$06/$*- Next regular meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.

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

AM

.COM

Highway Drive, Trail B.C.

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

30:"-$"/"%*"/-&(*0/#33044-"/% General Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wed. of every month. All members of Branch #14 are asked to attend. 305"3:$-6#0'3044-"/% Weekly meetings at the Rock Cut Pub, Mon., 6-8pm. All welcome! Contact John Sullivan, 362-5278.

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

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

"*3 $"%&54 Meets every Wed. 6pm - 9:15pm at the 44 Trail Armory in

Shaver’s Bench 1990-7th michellszabo@hotmail.com

Ave.

Contact:

Michelle

Szabo

at

231-5000,

0-%(-03:)*,& Aug. 25 is a chance to hike, learn about, share and enjoy the Ross-

land Range! Arrive prepared for a strenuous hike of 5-8 hours (total); Bring water, food, be Bear Aware, hiking clothes advised (layers, jacket, no jeans). More information can be found at www.rosslandrange.org.

AM

PLUS

Waneta Plaza, Trail B.C.


www.rosslandnews.com A3

Rossland News Thursday, August 23, 2012

Pet et Of Of The The W Week ee k

News

Spirits rise as Columbia sees first signs of completion show COLUMBIA TASK FORCE Submitted

The light is at the end of the tunnel! This week, we will finally start to see hints of our new downtown coming together. Formation of the curbs has started as a machine laid curb will outline the entire sidewalk edge along the road. All piping and irrigation is now in the ground on Columbia Ave and has been tested. The concrete bases for light posts and bus-stops are in place. All strata cells should be in by the end of the week. Compaction of road sub-base will continue this week, causing intermittent traffic delays. In front of the Telus building, across from City Hall, we will see a sample of the new sidewalk come into form. This will then be used as the

model for the rest of downtown. The dismantling of Harry Lefevre Square will continue this week, as will intermittent work on Washington St. Mayor Granstrom will be holding weekly office hours, welcoming drop-in visits to him at Rossland City Hall from 10:3011:30 every Monday. To see graphics portraying the end-goal of this construction project, please take a look at the video display in the window of Rossland Hardware, or watch them on the City of Rossland website at http://www.rossland. ca/columbiawashington-construction-updates. Please contact us at columbiaproject@rossland.ca with your comments, concerns, ideas, or questions. The telephone number for technical questions and concerns is 250-362-2328.

'H[WHU

BC SPCA Trail Regional Branch

Pet Of The Week Sponsor

FREE ROSSLAND DELIVERY!! Employees hired by Sierra Contracting for Strata cell installation. Sierra Contracting has been subcontracted and hired some local Rosslanders as well as brought staff from Summerland. They are based out of Winfield. Monika Smutny photo

Workshop aims to answer questions about electric fences “I did go around when the chicken crawl was in the spring and talked to a lot of people about putting fences up for their chickens so hopefully they’ll get the word,” she said.

ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

Bears are a part of the Rossland area and with the abundance of fruit ripening and the recent trends towards backyard chickens, their needs to be a way making those items a pain for the bears to get at. That way may well be an electric fence, suggests Bear Aware’s Sharon Wieder. Next Wednesday a workshop will be put on to answer question and dispel notions about electric fences. The workshop is put on by Rossland Real Foods and Rossland Bear Aware and will take place from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. I have somebody coming in who has a lot of experience with electric fencing to help keep bears out of attractants like fruit trees and chickens and that sort of thing. Wieder said they will demonstrate how to set up a fence, as well as talk about why an electric fence is important and what they cost. Bears are around town and with fruit becoming ripe in town it is a good time to set up a fence. “It’s definitely a good time to be setting up fences,” she said. “The nice thing about these is that they can be just put up temporarily until the fruit is ripe and you’ve had a chance to pick it before the bears do. Then you can put it away and not worry about it until next year.” Wieder is hoping to get a good turnout at the event Wednesday evening.

Molson “aka” Dexter as his foster er parents call him was brought to thee shelter as a stray. We believe Dexterr is a Coonhound, English pointer cross. Well he is shy, and is working ng on building his courage through socialization; he is a very clever boy. He is curiouss about cats but is respectful of their space. He is house-broken and knows the commands: heel, el, easy, sit, down, and nd no no. He is reserved with his affection and never jumps up on people. He isn’t crazy about toys but does enjoy racing back and forth between his people on an open field. Dexter is quite shy of strangers but does come around in his own time. He seems unsure of how to interact with other dogs, so slow and gentle introductions are best. Due to his gentle and shy nature an adult only home would be the best environment for him. Come meet this sweetie-pie today!!

Rouge closing continued from P. 1 time that the gallery leadership decided to seek an administrator to do the day-to-day work of running the gallery, giving the artists the time to produce their beautiful work. Post remembers the time fondly. “The past two years have had their ups and downs, but I believe that the ups outnumbered the downs,” she said. “The Rouge Gallery continued to contribute their space for fundraisers, children’s and youth art shows, rehearsal space for the Rossland Glee Club, to name just a few again. As well, we put on a concert series for two seasons, with professional visiting and local musicians, which had some success of its own. “It is unfortunate that this is now lost to the community, but it is hoped that the Rouge will re-establish itself in the future; I hope it is in the near future.”

2125 Columbia Avenue Rossland, BC (250) 362-5385

Sunshine & Storm Clouds WE’D LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU... Send us your Sunshine or Storm Clouds to: Rossland News Monika Smutny - Office Administration/Sales Ph: 250-362-2183 - Fax 250-362-2173 Email: advertising@rosslandnews.com

Sunshine - Jim from ‘Jim’s Joint’ really brightened my day when he provided my over heating puppy-dog with a big bowl of water. Storm Cloud -To the line cutter at the coffee

shop. Everyone else waits their turn, what’s your special deal? Sunshine -To the bus service up and down to Rossland, rode on it for the first time and had no idea how many people use it to get to work and back. Cost $4 round trip, wonder how much Rosslanders spend on gas each day commuting. Storm Cloud -To the driver of an extremely

noisy car that wakes me up daily at 7 a.m. Your muffler is meant to muffle. Sponsored by

2116 Columbia Ave, Rossland, BC • 250.362.5099 View our menu www.sunshinecaferossland.com

Co-operative principles are guidelines by which co-operatives put their values into practice

Cooperation Among Cooperatives Learn more at

www.canada2 012.coop


A4 www.rosslandnews.com

Thursday, August 23, 2012 Rossland News

Editorial

Publisher: Barbara Blatchford Editor: Arne Petryshen Sales: Monika Smutny 2114 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250-362-2183

Summer coming to a close The sun of summer seems to already be setting, not by way of the heat of the day, but rather the cool nights that lead to the crisp mornings. With the shorter days and cooler nights, it’s that time of the year when children are getting ready to head back to school. The bears are also getting ready to come back to town as cherries, pears and apples begin to ripen on the city’s abundant fruit trees. Fencing charged with electrical pulses may be the best option for keeping hungry bears at bay. The other options include picking your fruit early or having a bear eat it on you. Construction in downtown Rossland is making people hopeful as the first signs of the reconstruction are taking shape with the curb outlines in cement. The curbs show not only how far the sidewalks come out into the road, but also the overall width of Columbia, bulb outs and all. Up in the mountains the Huckleberries are in full force and the views, still not too obstructed by smoke from neighbouring forest fires, are clear. Just around the corner are some of Rossland’s biggest events of the year: Golden City Days, the Fall Fair and Rubberhead Bike Festival. While summer may be coming to an end, the next season is always something to look forward to in this area.

We want to hear from you.

Letters Policy The Rossland News welcomes letters to the editor intended for publication but reserves the right to edit for brevity, clarity, legality, accuracy and topicality. Letters should not be more than 300 words long. Anonymous letters will not be published. To assist in verification, name, address and telephone number must be supplied, but will not be published. E-MAIL LETTERS TO: reporter@rosslandnews.com DROP OFF/MAIL: 2114 Columbia Ave. Rossland/ Box 970 V0G 1YO Phone: 250-362-2183 Fax: 250-362-2173 The Rossland News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org

Is a subsidiary of

Recreation, Education, Community - Rossland Rec Department

Only one week of pool fun left for the year With a few extra Guards who can keep the Pool open longer than previous summers; the Rossland Pool will remain open this summer, until Wednesday, August 29th. The schedule has been reduced to reflect the dwindling Staff, as they leave Rossland to start University and College in the next few days. Pool Hours Saturday, Aug. 25 to Wednesday, Aug. 29. Saturday, Aug. 25: open 1-6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27: open 12-5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28: open 12-5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29: open 12-5 p.m. If you haven’t enjoyed a swim in the Pool this summer, don’t delay…summer is almost over and the pool will close soon! The Rossland Heritage Celebration is holding a Youth Essay Contest about life in Rossland, in the early 1900s. If you’re between 8 – 12 years old, you’re invited to submit a story about old Rossland in 500 words or less. Sign up at the Library with your topic to get a FREE pass to the Museum in order to do some research. There are age categories for kids 8-9 years, 10-11 years and for kids 12 years old. The winner in each category receives a $100 gift certificate from Revolution Cycle! The deadline is Friday Aug. 31 so don’t delay! Register at the library today! Golden City Days and the Fall Fair are coming up soon! On the weekend of Sept. 7, 8 and 9, Golden City Days is a community festival that promotes community spirit and fun, over three fun days. There are lots of new and exciting events, participants and musicians this year. Look for the Raptor’s Ridge Birds of Prey organization with their fabulous birds and a Magician’s act scheduled for a presentation in the Lounge. For more information, check out the festival’s page on Facebook - 2012 Rossland Golden City Days. Enjoy games, food, music, softball, frolf, a parade, Garter Girls Saloon, Eagles burgers, golf tourney, Taste of Rossland and much, much more. Look for the Golden City Days brochure, available at the beginning of September. The Rubberhead Bike Festival is coming up quickly! Sunday, Sept. 2 the Seven Summits Poker Ride is from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. This epic, 36 km non-competitive poker ride over the Seven Summits Trail takes you over several big climbs and some great, long descents. You must be

in good shape and have a well maintained bike! Preregistration is required. Cost: $45. For more information or to register, contact Tyler at Revolution Cycle, at 250-362-5688. www.revolutioncycles.ca or tyler@ revolutioncycles.ca Huck-en Berries Bike Jam runs Saturday, Sept. 8, from 12 p.m.-9 p.m. The Huck-en Berry Bike Jam is a mountain bike slope style event for all ages. Made to challenge avid mountain bikers to create aerial style moves with finesse and creativity. Riders will make their way down a course filled with intermediate and advanced features (jumps, tables, hips) to be crowned the ultimate hucker! Contact Rory Belter at 250-231-1481 or info@rosslandrubberhead.com for more information or to register. The Dreadhead Super D on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. is a race fit for intermediate to advanced rider ability. The Dreadhead Super D takes place on the super flowy and slightly technical Larch Ridge and Metacola (MC) trails starting at the Black Jack Biathlon area just outside of Rossland on Highway 3B. The course offers 4.5km of single-track and involves 120 metres of climbing and 335 metres of descent. Contact Ryan Kuhn at 250-362-9074 for more information, or to register. The Pumptrack Challenge Race for kids 5-95 years old is on Saturday, Sept. 8. This event combines with the Huck en Berries Bike Jam. While the big kids are warming up for the Huck en Berries, the younger kids from 5-6 years, 7-8 years and 9-11 years will be taking to their line up for a round at the pump track. This is a fun race! For times and information, contact Rory Belter at 250-231-1481 or info@rosslandrubberhead.com for more information or to register. The brochure is being put together and will be available online by Friday, Aug. 24 and in your mailboxes by the end of the month. There are lots of new and exciting courses to look forward to. Shelley Painter is offering several new art courses; Betty Go Hard is offering a new Sunday afternoon Hike and Yoga class; Kootenay Groove is bring a Beginners Salsa Dance Workshop to Rossland; Pam Shirley is offering a new and slightly more advanced mountain bike course for kids; we’re working on new mountain biking courses for teens and an intermediate technical bike skills course for women.


www.rosslandnews.com A5

Rossland News Thursday, August 23, 2012

Behind the

News

TOM FLETCHER Black Press

A Victoria businessman is heading up a proposal to build a $13-billion oil refinery in Kitimat. David Black, chairman and owner of Black Press, announced Friday he wants to build a world scale oil refinery at Kitimat, B.C. Black told a news conference in Vancouver Friday he is submitting an environmental assessment application to build a “world scale” oil refinery on behalf of Kitimat Clean Ltd., a company owned by Black. The application to the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office is expected this fall. The proposed refinery would be big enough to process all the diluted bitumen carried by Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. Black said he has had extensive discussions with Enbridge and other players in the Canadian oil industry, but none has so far offered to back the project. Black said he will use his own money to finance the proposal through environmental assessment, which he expects to cost several million dollars. After that, he said investors would be needed to complete it, assuming both the refinery and the pipeline receive approval. He has had preliminary meetings with Kitimat and Terrace councils, as well as the Haisla and Kitselas First Nations in the region. The proposed site is a 3,000-hect-

are Crown industrial property between Terrace and Kitimat. Kitimat Mayor Joanne Monaghan spoke by phone to the news conference, offering encouragement for the proposal. But Black acknowledged he does not yet have formal support from communities or investors. “I see myself as a catalyst to make this happen,” said Black, who first proposed the idea to the province and the industry seven years ago when he was chairman of the B.C. Progress Board. Black is working with Glenn McGinnis, a consulting engineer and former manager of the Ioco oil refinery in Port Moody. “We want it [the Kitimat refinery] to be the cleanest and greenest upgrading and refining site in the world,” McGinnis said. The refinery would produce 240,000 barrels per day of diesel, 100,000 barrels per day of gasoline and 50,000 barrels per day of kerosene or aviation fuel, refined from heavy oil. Among those attending the news conference was Art Sterritt, executive director of the Coastal First Nations, a group in the Kitimat area that has strongly opposed the pipeline proposal. Sterritt disputed Black’s assertion that a B.C. refinery “solves half of the problem” with exported oil by shipping refined gasoline, jet fuel and diesel in tankers instead of heavy crude. Those products have their own risks, Sterritt said. Black pointed out that without

legislation, CAO Victor Kumar jumped to the defense of the building inspector and accused me of harassing staff. Current councillors may suffer the same fate for expressing those concerns. Mr. Kumar claimed at the time that the construction of the garage was in line with City policy. However, the policy he cited was not relevant to the issue. But council bought the story, ignored the fact the garage encroached on the city road allowance, ignored the fact that no variance had been granted to allow the garage to be built within the setbacks established by the zoning bylaw, and chose not to take any action. The homeowner, who constructed the garage in good faith, was surprised to learn that the garage unlawfully encroached on

Are You Smarter Than a Learner Driver? My mother learned to drive on the prairies as a teenager. She paid her two dollars, was given a driver’s licence and then learned to drive. I learned in my teens as well, studying the driving guide, took a twenty question test, spent some time as a learner, passed a 20 minute road test and I had my licence. My children both took driver training during their Learner stage because I could afford it and felt it was an important life skill. They passed a 25 question test, spent time in the Learner stage, were tested, moved on to the Novice stage, were tested and then got their full licence. Quite a difference, isn’t it? I would be willing to bet that all of us, the middle aged or older better than average driver crowd, would be hard pressed to equal or better the score of a newly minted class 5 driver on ICBC’s on line driver’s test. I base that remark on what I see happening around me when I drive and the correspondence that I have had with visitors to my DriveSmartBC web site. Many drivers have failed to maintain the knowledge of the road rules that they need to drive safely and properly. In addition, the rules have changed since I obtained my class 5. I challenge you! Visit www.icbc.com and look for the link to the Practice Knowledge Test on the home page below the green tab labelled New Driver. Take the full test and answer all 25 questions that will be presented to you at random. Did you answer at least 80% of the questions correctly? If not and you were trying to obtain your Learner’s, you would be told to go home and study some more because you didn’t have sufficient knowledge of the rules to start learning to drive. Good luck!

David Black marine shipments of those fuels, the remote coastal communities Sterritt represents would not be able to function. The lighter fuel products are still an environmental hazard, but they dissipate much more quickly and do not persist for many years like spilled heavy crude, he said. NDP energy critic John Horgan was also skeptical. “At this point, it’s a proposal without business partners and without First Nations and local community support,” Horgan said. “It doesn’t change our position [opposing] the Enbridge Northern Gateway project.” Black said the refinery will mean nearly 6,000 construction jobs over a five-year period, 3,000 permanent jobs at the refinery and tax revenue for various levels of government.

Letter: Old hand advises caution to new councillors A recent article reported that the City of Rossland is considering the closure and sale of part of Second Avenue. The resident who built a garage on city property has applied for a development variance permit and the closure and sale of the portion of the road that his garage was built on. Council, with concerns expressed by some Council members, agreed to proceed with the request. The councillors who expressed concerns about this obvious screwup on the City’s part should be very cautious. In early 2011, when I pointed out that the city’s former building inspector had issued a building permit for the construction of the garage in contravention of city policies and bylaws, and provincial

Update your Driving Skills and Knowledge

l

Black Press owner sets sights on refinery business

Wh ee

city property. The owner, based on information provided by the City, felt that he had done the right thing even though no variance permits or easements were authorized prior to construction of the garage. He has obviously had a change of heart. Perhaps he talked to a lawyer or real estate agent and realized the problem he had on his hands. The chickens have come home to roost on this issue. The building inspector who issued the improper building permit is long gone and Mr. Kumar, who defended him, is about to follow. It’s too bad the city is left to deal with the mess they created.

Laurie Charlton Rossland

The author is a retired constable with many years of experience in traffic law enforcement. To comment or learn more, please visit www.drivesmartbc.ca.

999 Farwell St. Trail BC • Phone: 250-368-9174 • Fax: 250-368-9851 • Toll Free 1-800-378-5747

Monday to Friday: 9:00 – 5:00 • Saturday: 9:00-1:00 and 1:30-4:00

www.kootenayinsurance.ca

Don’t Miss Out! Deadline for booking the Fall issue is September 7! HISTORY R E AT I O N URE REC O D C U LT OMES FO H SUMMER S T R A PEOPLE 2012

West Life iin the W Lif

ion R gio dary Reg Bounda KKooottennaay//Bo

Round ’em up!

ttle drives Old-fashioned ca of raising rt pa al are an integr e Boundary beef stock in th

To book your ad into this award-winning publication, contact Chris at 1-877-443-2191 or email: route3 @grandforks gazette.ca

TION

COLLEC e of memories alive CLASSIC ep ke s a lifetim r cto lle co r ca A vintage AD SHOWs year’s tour CULTURALanRO s at thi ion d its artist reg r ou ow kn Get to EASURE our great outdoors HIDDEN TR kids hiking way to get your at gre a is g Geocachin

There’s’ N Th Nothing hi Li Like iikk it!


A6 www.rosslandnews.com

Thursday, August 23, 2012 Rossland News

Community

NEW PRICE!

Almost time to plan for your Rossland Fall Fair submissions

REDSTONE LOT #39 WAS $95,000

NOW $79,000! Tamer Vockeroth Vo

ARNE PETRYSHEN

cc.250.368.7477 c. 2

Rossland News Editor

tamer@lifestyleproperties.ca

The Fall Fair which runs alongside Golden City Days is

Broadacres Care Assisted Living 860 Carson Road, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H4

Licensed Facility • Accepting Applications for Clients, short term Respite and long term care. • No Wait List • Space Still Available www.broadacresbc.com info@broadacresbc.com Phone 250.442.6778

Below Assessed Value : $776,000

Sandy Beach Nelson Home at Exclusive Bealby Point

For sale or exchange for 20+ acre farm by owner: Well maintained 4 Br. home with large deck, dock, fruit trees and developed garden, garage, carport, workshop. NO HIGHWAY NOISE! Sunny late into the evening, lovely tranquil walk or bicycle on Bealby Rd. or access BNR railsto-trails out your back door, 3 minutes from Nelson.

www.propertyguys.com “quick search”id: 196488

Call: 250-505-5031 email: andrepiver@shaw.ca

quickly approaching. The event is scheduled for Saturday Sept. 8. The Fall Fair Organizing Committee will be releasing a brochure highlighting the events of the fair this week. The fair is known for its competitions in baking and vegetable growing, as well as great activities for the kids. “I’d like to encourage people to enter things they’ve grown in their garden or crafts that they or their children have done,” said organizer Ursula Stephens. “It’s through everybody participating in our fair that we enjoy that sense of community that Rossland is known for.” She said all the usual events will be there, with a few added things. Competitions, children’s events, the flowers, the vegetables and the baking and things. They have also added some sewing categories for the kids, because of interest shown from kids last year. Kids knitting and crocheting were also added. In the food and drink category, the beer and wine competition has been eliminated. “We haven’t had a lot of entries over the last year and we have to arrange for judges and that kind of thing” she said. “We decided to forgo that section for this year.” She added that in the past they sometimes received only two entries, mak-

CONTESTS PRODUCTS STORES FLYERS DEALS COUPONS BROCHU BRO CHURES CHU RES CA CATAL TALOGU TAL OGUES OGU ES CON CONTES TESTS TES TS PR PRODU ODUCTS ODU CTS ST STORE ORES ORE S ONCE YOU KNOW, YOU NEWEGG.®

SALE PRICES IN EFFECT AUGUST 17

TH

- 30 , 2012 TH

89-005-281

34-256-036

34-246-625

HP Pavilion dv6-7050ca Lenovo IdeaPad U410 LG 42” LCD Full HDTV 14”, Intel Core i5-3317U, Notebook 15.6", Intel Core 1080p i5 3210M(2.50GHz) 8GB 8GB RAM, 750Gb + Memory 750GB HDD, 32Gb SSD, 5400rpm DVD Super Multi FREE Entertainment pack NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M (Backpack + headphones FREE MONSTER Lil Jamz + wireless mouse) Ear buds - $100 value - $90 value

$

$

85999

WAS $89999

$

74999

WAS $79999

FREE SHIPPING

FREE SHIPPING

49999

WAS $69999

Extra Great Savings with promo code LG04

Please check www.newegg.ca Please check www.newegg.ca for all HP and ACER laptops ONLY $19.99 shipping! for all Lenovo laptops that that come with a FREE come with a FREE MONSTER Lil Jamz Ear buds. Entertainment pack Almost all laptops and routers on sale! Great savings on Microsoft Office and Norton software! Amazing pricing on all LG TVs

BACK-TO-SCHOOL CONTEST

WIN N

P PRIZES DAILY

AND A CHANCE TO WIN A GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE

SAVE TIME. SAVE MONEY.

The Rossland Fall Fair is on the Sept. 8 and runs alongside Golden City Days.

Arne Petryshen photo

ing the competition a bit lacking for depth. This year they changed some of the quantities of the entries in the baking portion. “We used to have that you had to have six cookies or six squares, but now we have it down to four,” she said. “So that things are more affordable for things to enter and they won’t have to be dismayed by having to have four perfect muffins. So we’re trying to make things more accessible for people.” The fair will have a number of regular booths as well as some new information booths. The Rossland Museum, the 4H club, Kootenay Columbia Trails Society and Friends of the Rossland Range will all be repre-

Super Summer

Classified

SALE! When you book any classified ad into any of our West Kootenay papers, you can place the same ad into any additional paper for only * maximum six additional papers

• Nelson Star • Trail Daily Times • Castlegar News • Grand Forks Gazette • Rossland News

$2 * per p

aper

CASTLEGAR NEWS

your source for FREE coupons

Call your community paper for more details!!!

sented at the Fall Fair. Kootenay Association of Arts, Science and Technology (KAST) will be bringing in a display called Raptor’s Ridge Birds of Prey. “It is making the tour of the Kootenays over the next little while,” she said. “They are stopping at the arena for the fall fair.” The model trail society will also be there with their historical reproduction of Rossland in the miniature. An area of Spokane Street is closed off outside the arena outdoor activities. “We’ve been able to purchase gazebo-type awnings thanks to a grant from the Columbia Basin Trust,” she said. There will be a petting zoo outside and new this year there

will be a hand washing station. There is also face painting for kids. “A lot of new things as well as a lot of the old standbys. Entries will be taken on Friday Sept. 7 from noon until 7 p.m. Judging is Saturday morning. Doors are open to the public following the parade until 6 p.m. Laurie Karn, who along with Stephens and Bobbi LaFond, organizes the fair noted the importance of the grant funding. Karn said the committee wanted to acknowledge the contributions from the CBT and RDKB who have assisted through the communities initiative funding program. Brochures can be found at various locations through out Rossland.


Rossland News Thursday, August 23, 2012

www.rosslandnews.com A7

Sports

Fingertips Don’t miss next week’s issue of the West Kootenay Advertiser to ¿nd out who is the...

BEST OF WEST

TH E Chris Kissock grew up in the West Kootenay and will be returning to play in the Grand Forks International.

Local-gone-pro returns to play in Grand Forks games

Submitted photo

GERRY FOSTER Submitted

Over the long history of the Grand Forks International thousands of players from North America and beyond have displayed their talents at James Donaldson Park before thousands of fans. Hundreds of these athletes have been drafted and signed by Major League organizations. Close to forty have made it to the Big Show but many who didn’t take that final step to fulfill their dream of playing in the Majors, experienced many years of professional baseball before being released. Rarely has a GFI alumnus returned to Grand Forks to once again participate in this great tournament. We have just received word that Chris Kissock, 2007 9th round draft pick of the Philadelphia Phillies, will be on the roster of the Trail Orioles at the upcoming tournament. He was officially released by the

Phillies on August 3rd. Chris is a right-handed pitcher who was at the GFI in 2004-2006. He attended Lewis Clark State College for 3 years where he had an outstanding college career, registering 26 wins and only 4 losses. After being drafted by the Phillies he spent six seasons in the Minors; his most effective year was 2010 when he split 47 games between Clearwater, Florida and Double A in Reading, Pennsylvania. He finished the year with a combined Earned Run Average (earned runs allowed per 9 innings) of just over three. The tall right-hander, who was raised in the West Kootenays, also claims some additional successes. Last year he was selected to the roster of Canada’s national team. This team won a bronze medal at the World Cup in Panama, only the second time in 73 years they had medalled at the event. From there it was on to the 2011 Pan Am Games in Mexico where Canada made baseball history by winning the Gold Medal for the

first time. With these back to back medal performances, they became the most successful team in Baseball Canada’s history. With the above successes, Chris, along with his teammates, were inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in June of this year. When he received the news Kissock remarked, “It is pretty awesome. It’s not all the time you get named into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.” [It should be noted that two other GFI Alumni were part of this distinguished team, Emerson Frostad and Mark Hardy.] There was yet another significant attainment in his career. He was part of the 2006 NAIA College World Series winning team – the Lewis Clark State Warriors. As a result he is in the U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. The GFI looks forward to welcoming back Chris Kissock, celebrating his achievements in baseball, and once again watching him compete at JD Park.

Kootenay/Boundary

PET CONTEST

40% Off

All seasonal apparel, footwear, handbags, wallets and accessories

Your lifestyle - Your store 2067 Columbia Avenue, Rossland 250-362-7600 | www.rosslandcellar.com

WE ARE NOW THE Watch for our Grand Opening Flyer and our selection of Rexall products. Your Friendly Pharmacy Full service pharmacy • Gifts • Cards ALPINE DRUG MART

2060 Columbia Ave. Rossland

250•362•5622 Customer parking behind store

The Trail Daily Times is giving away FREE wood pallets!

Get creative! Benches, tables, planters! Pick up at 1163 Cedar Ave, Trail 8:30-3pm


STAFF WRITER

Rossland News

The entry deadline for the Rossland Heritage Celebration

AVAILABLE

$

28,783

Lease For Only

$ *

Offer includes $1,700 freight and air tax and all rebates.

a month for 36 months with $1,600 down payment.

399 4.99% ±

@

LAPR

10.5L/100km 27MPG HWY *** 14.9L/100km 19MPG CITY ***

Youth Essay Contest has been pushed back a week. The contest was originally slated to close this Friday, but there is now another week to get your essays sorted and written . The contest asks youths to share their story of Rossland in 500 words or less. The contest has three categories: ages 8-9, 10-11

EMPLOYEE

$

$

1,000

SO FAR OVER

GET YOUR EMPLOYEE PRICE AND CHANCE TO WIN AT FORD.CA OR YOUR BC FORD STORE TODAY. *

PRICING

PLUS PLUS US

YOU COULD

FORD WINYOUR

$

‡‡

CUSTOMER CASH

1,000 ▲

F-SERIES LOYALTY & CONQUEST

SHARE OUR PRIDE SHARE OUR PRICE

•PAYLOAD† † •TOWING •FUEL ECONOMY & POWER ††

2012 F-150 XLT SUPER CAB 4X4 5.0L 2013 EDGE SEL FWD AUTO

2012 F F-250 250 XLT SUPER CAB 4X4 WESTERN EDITION

Employee Price Adjustment ...........$4,316 Delivery Allowance .............................$7,000 Employee Price Adjustment ...........$2,770 Delivery Allowance .............................$1,000

Employee Price Adjustment ..........$5,485 Delivery Allowance ............................$4,000

Total Eligible Price Adjustments ....$11,316 Total Eligible Price Adjustments .... $3,770

Total Eligible Price Adjustments ... $9,485

Share our Employee Price Share our Employee Price

32,379 *

Share our Employee Price

• Heated Front Seats • Reverse Sensing System

3 5 1 89 $

Offer includes $1,650 freight and air tax and all rebates.

Offer includes $1,700 freight and air tax and all rebates.

Standard features include:

Western Edition package includes:

• 3.5L V6 Engine • 285 Horsepower • 18” Aluminum Wheels

• Reverse Camera • Tailgate Step • Sync®◆ • Foglamps • Black Platform Running Boards • 18" Bright Machined Aluminum Wheels

39,714

7.2L/100km 39MPG HWY *** 11.1L/100km 25MPG CITY ***

BEST IN CLASS FUEL ECONOMY

F-SERIES LOYALTY & CONQUEST

CUSTOMER CASH

*

◆◆

You’ll get an additional $1,000 in loyalty/ conquest customer cash on the purchase or lease of most new 2012/2013 F-Series (F-150 to F-550) models if you are a current owner or lessee of any Ford or competitive model pickup truck.

CANADIANS HAVE SHARED OUR PRIDE AND OUR PRICE

SINCE 2005

WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. Dealer order or transfer may be required as inventory may vary by dealer. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ‡Ford Employee Pricing (“Employee Pricing”) is available from June 14, 2012 to August 31, 2012 (the “Program Period”), on the purchase or lease of most new 2012/2013 Ford vehicles (excluding all chassis cab and cutaway body models, F-150 Raptor, Medium Trucks, Mustang Boss 302, and 2013 Shelby GT500). Employee Pricing refers to A-Plan pricing ordinarily available to Ford of Canada employees (excluding any CAW-negotiated programs). The new vehicle must be delivered or factory-ordered during the Program Period from your participating Ford Dealer. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. ‡‡No purchase necessary. For full contest rules, eligible vehicle criteria, and to enter as a Ford owner, visit www.ford.ca/shareourpridecontest (follow the entry path applicable to you, complete all mandatory fields and click on ‘submit’) or visit your local Ford Dealer for details. Open only to residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority, possess a valid graduated level provincially issued driver’s license, and are owners of Ford branded vehicles (excluding fleet customers and all Lincoln and Mercury models). Eligible vehicle criteria includes requirement that it be properly registered in Canada in the contest entrant’s name (matching vehicle ownership), and properly registered/plated and insured. Non-Ford owners can enter by mailing an original 100 word essay on “what they like about Ford”, with their full name, full mailing address, email, daytime phone number (with area code) to: Vanessa Richard, Pareto Corp., 1 Concorde Gate, Suite 200, Toronto, ON, M3C 4G4. Contest closes at 11:59pm (PST) on the last day of the 2012 Ford Employee Pricing campaign which will be no earlier than August 31, 2012. Limit of 1 entry per person. Up to 8 prizes available to be won in Canada in 3 possible prize categories, each worth up to CAD$50,000. Chances of winning are dependent on the total number of entries received up to each 10,000 interval of unit sales under the Employee Pricing campaign (“Draw Trigger”). Odds of winning decrease as the contest progresses, more entries are made into the contest, and opportunities for Draw Triggers lessen. Skill testing question required. ▲Offer only valid from August 1, 2012 to August 31, 2012 (the “Program Period”) to Canadian resident customers who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) a Ford Ranger, Explorer Sport Trac, or F-150 to F-550 (each a “Qualifying Loyalty Model”), or any competitive pickup truck with a pickup bed (each a “Qualifying Conquest Model”) and purchase, lease, or factory order (during the Program Period) a new 2012/2013 Ford F-150 to F-550 (excluding Raptor) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). Qualifying customers will receive CAD$1,000 (the “Incentive”) towards the purchase or lease of the Eligible Vehicle, which must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford dealer during the Program Period. Limit one (1) Incentive per Eligible Vehicle sale, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales, per Qualifying Conquest/Loyalty Model. Each customer will be required to provide proof of ownership/registration of the applicable Qualifying Conquest/Loyalty Model and the ownership/registration address must match the address on the new Buyer’s Agreement or Lease Agreement for the Eligible Vehicle sale. The offer is transferable only to persons living within the same household as the eligible customer. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at the time of factory-order or delivery (but not both). This offer is not combinable with CPA, GPC, Daily Rental Allowances, or any other Targeted Loyalty Programs. Taxes payable before Incentive is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. This offer is subject to vehicle availability and may be cancelled at any time without notice. See dealer for details. *Purchase a new 2013 Escape SE FWD with automatic transmission/2012 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine/2013 Edge SEL FWD with automatic transmission/2012 F-250 XLT Super Cab 4X4 Western Edition with power seats/2012 F-150 Platinum Super Crew 4x4 for $26,030/$28,783/$32,379/$39,714/$46,413 after Total Eligible Price Adjustment of $2,519/$11,316/$3,770/$9,485/$14,186 (Total Eligible Price Adjustment is a combination of Employee Price Adjustment of $2,019/$4,316/$2,770/$5,485/$7,186 and delivery allowance of $500/$7,000/$1,000/$4,000/$7,000) is deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Total Eligible Price Adjustment has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,700/$1,650/$1,700/$1,700 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Delivery Allowances 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. Delivery Allowances are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. ±Until August 31, 2012, lease a new 2012 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4X4 5.0L and get 4.99% lease annual percentage rate (LAPR) financing for up to 36 months on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest LAPR payment. Lease a vehicle with a value of $40,099 at 4.99% APR for up to 36 months with $1,600 down or equivalent trade in, monthly payment is $399, total lease obligation is $15,964 and optional buyout is $16,040. Offer includes Total Price Adjustment of $11,316. Taxes payable on full amount of lease financing price after Total Price Adjustment is deducted. Offer includes freight and air tax of $1,700, but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Additional payments required for PPSA, registration, security deposit, NSF fees (where applicable), excess wear and tear, and late fees. Some conditions and mileage restrictions of 60,000 km over 36 months apply. A charge of 16 cents per km over mileage restrictions applies, plus applicable taxes. Delivery Allowances 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. Delivery Allowances are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for model shown: 2013 Escape 1.6L EcoBoost FWD: [9.1L/100km (31MPG) City, 6.0L/100km (47MPG) Hwy / 2013 Edge 3.5L V6 FWD 6-speed Automatic transmission: [11.1L/100km (25MPG) City, 7.2L/100km (39MPG) Hwy / 2012 F-150 4X4 5.0L V8: [14.9L/100km (19MPG) City, 10.5L/100km (27MPG) 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. †When properly equipped. Max. towing of 11,300 lbs with 3.5L EcoBoost and 6.2L 2 valve 4X2 V8 engines. Max. payload of 3,120 lbs with 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engines. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR, non-hybrid. ††Class is Full–Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR, non-hybrid vs. comparable competitor engines. Max. horsepower of 411 on F-150 6.2L V8 engine. Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2012 F-150 4X2 3.7L V6 SST: 12.7L/100km city and 8.9L/100km hwy based on Environment Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. ◆◆Projected best in class fuel economy based on competitive data available at the time of testing using Ford drive-cycle tests (in accordance with the guidelines of the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Standard J1321) of comparably equipped 2011 Ford vs. 2010 competitive models. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR. ◆Some mobile phones and some digital media players may not be fully compatible – check www.syncmyride.com for a listing of mobile phones, media players, and features supported. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford recommends that drivers use caution when using mobile phones, even with voice commands. Only use mobile phones and other devices, even with voice commands, not essential to driving when it is safe to do so. SYNC is optional on most new Ford vehicles. †††©2012 Sirius Canada Inc. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ©2012 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

A8 www.rosslandnews.com Thursday, August 23, 2012 Rossland News

Essay competition moves deadline back a week Community and 12. It is scored on accuracy, reference material and creativity. You can get a free pass to the museum (accompanied by an adult) just for signing up at the library. The prize for each category is a $100 gift certificate for Revolution Cycles and Services.

bcford.ca

†††

Available in most new Ford vehicles with 6-month pre-paid subscription


Rossland News Thursday, August 23, 2012

www.rosslandnews.com A9 Your community. Your classi¿eds.

250.362.2183

bc classified.com

How to place a

Classified Ad with 250.362.2183

Call 2114 Columbia Ave. Rossland, BC 8:00-4:30 Monday - Friday

Classified Deadline 10am Monday

Announcements

Travel

Grand Forks Farms: Wed: 402 Baker St, beside the Full Circle Cafe, Thur: Kinnaird Church of God parking lot, 2404 Columbia Ave. Castlegar. Sat: Cottonwoods Market, Nelson. Freestone peaches $1.00/lb in 20 lb boxes, vine-ripened field tomatoes $0.80/lb in 40 lb boxes, Keremeos organic apple juice $5.00/1.9 lt. Grand Forks broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, sweet onions. Okanagan new crop apples, pimento peppers, hot peppers, pickling cukes, and much more. Family friendly prices. Terry, Val & Erran Rilkoff 250-442-3514

VISITING ARIZONA for the Winter? Meridian RV Resort. Good Sam-Trailer Life Top 100 RV Resorts in America. Check us out at www.meridianrvresort.com or call 866-770-0080.

Nelson Farm & Artisan Markets EcoSociety presents:

Attention: We need serious & motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet/phone essential. Free online training www.createincome4life.com

Nelson Downtown Local Market Wednesdays 9:30 am - 3:00 pm June 13th Sept 26th 400 block of Baker Street MarketFest 6:00 - 10:30 pm June 29th, July 27th & Aug 24th Baker Street www.ecosociety.ca

Information Have your say. Get Paid. Voice your opinion on issues that matter and receive cash incentives for doing so.

Also, participate to win one of 10 prizes totalling $1000! www.yourinsights.ca Post your garage sale, private sales and much, much more here in the CLASSIFIED’S!! They work for you, so you can have more fun this summer!! CALL 250-362-2183

Personals MEET SINGLES right now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it free. Call now 1-888-744-3699.

Travel

Timeshare CANCEL YOUR Timeshare. NO Risk Program, STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. FREE Consultation. Call Us NOW. We Can Help! 1-888-356-5248.

Classified Ads for items under $100 cost just $1!

Education/Trade Schools ShelterGuides Home Share & Respite Care Training: Valuing safe and respectful care for people with disabilities. Sept 10 - Dec 10, 2012. An interactive 14 week online program. $750. www.shelterguides.com for more info, 250-365-1208 to register

Travel

Coming Events

Cottonwood Community Market Saturdays 9:30 am - 3:00 pm May 19th - Oct 27th Cottonwood Falls Park

Employment

Classifieds Get Results! Employment Business Opportunities

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540. EARN EXTRA cash! - P/T, F/T Immediate Openings For Men & Women. Easy Computer Work, Other Positions Are Available. Can Be Done From Home. No Experience Needed. www.HWC-BC.com TRAIN TO be an Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

Career Opportunities MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION rated #2 for at-home jobs. Start training today. Graduates are in demand! Enroll now. Take advantage of low monthly payments. 1-800-466-1535 www.canscribe.com admissions@canscribe.com

Help Wanted 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 Limited.. Trustee in Bankruptcy. 200-1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna , BC V1Y 9X1

An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. ARCTIC CO-OPERATIVES LTD is currently recruiting Line Cooks for Inns North hotels in Nunavut. We provide meal allowances, subsidized accommodations, and relocation assistance. Please forward your resume to:

Employment

Employment

Services

Help Wanted

Trades, Technical

Health Products

Financial Services

RESIDENTIAL manager for 41 unit apartment building in Nelson BC. Resume to 100 3525 Laburnum Dr. Trail BC V1R 2S9

ALBERTA BASED Company looking for qualified & experienced: Equipment Operators, Mulcher, Feller Buncher & Processor Operators. Out of town & camp work. Safety tickets & drivers abstract required. Email resume: jobs@commandequipment.com Fax 780-488-3002.

CASH BACK - $10 for every pound you lose. Lose weight quickly and safely and keep it off, results guaranteed! Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800854-5176. GET PAID to lose weight. $5,000 For Your Success Story. Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 1.888.771.7607. AVA@mertontv.ca www.mertontv.ca

INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: r.gallen@shaw.ca

T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. For details visit www.t-mar.com Contact Tyson Lambert by Fax: 250-286-9502 or by Email:tysonlambert@t-mar.com

FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN THE CLASSIFIEDS

Medical/Dental CERTIFIED DENTAL Assistant wanted for 4 days a week. Minimum 2 years experience. E-mail Resume or inquiries to Info@haydendentistry.com

Professional/ Management

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN needed for Chrysler dealership in Nelson, BC. Must be a productive team player with a positive attitude. Hourly wages $24.00 - $30.00 depending on experience and training. Chrysler experience an asset but not required. Contact Nelson Chrysler, 250-352-5348. Resumes accepted in person, by fax: 250-352-6695 or by email service@nelsonchrysler.com. CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; john@raidersconcrete.com Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780444-7103.

CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATOR. Chwk Bridge Const Co has an immediate opening for an exp and energetic estimator. The successful candidate will be able to analyze and prepare estimates for bridges, precast products and earthworks. This is a full time position. Wages TBD with experience. Must be selfmotivated and able to work independently. Email resume with a handwritten cover letter to info@iotaconstruction.com or fax to 604702-0620. No phone calls.

QUALITY CONTROL person experienced with Piping & Structural Welding needed for a growing Northern Company. Competitive wages & benefits. Please email resume to: info@torqueindustrial.com Fax 250-775-6227 or apply online: www.torqueindustrial.com

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Employment

Legal Services

Financial Services DROWNING IN debts? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161. M O N E Y P ROV I D E R . C O M $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Help Wanted

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay

Alfalfa, alfalfa mix or straight grass (small square bales) in Lister. Call Jay or Trish at 250428-9755

Help Wanted

OPERATIONS ANALYST

humanresources@arcticco-op.com

or fax to: (204) 632-8575. Visit www.innsnorth.com for more information. EXPERIENCED PARTS person and an Inventory Clerk are required for a progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000ft2 store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at LacLaBicheRegion.com. Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: hr@sapphireinc.net. Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Fax resumes to: 780-725-4430

Services

Established 1947 Established 1947

Hauling Freight for Friends for60 65Years Years Hauling Freight for Friends for Over

OWNER OPERATORS REQUIRED

LINEHAUL SIGNING BONUS

OWNER OPERATORS

Van Kam’s group of companies requires Owner Operators to be based at Castlegar or Cranbrook for runs throughout B.C. PRINCE GEORGE and Alberta. Applicants have winter and Group mountain,of driving experience/ Van-Kammust Freightways’ Companies training. requires Owner Operators for runs out of our We offer above average rates and excellent employee benefits. Prince Terminal.drivers, call Bev, 604-968-5488 or To join ourGeorge team of Professional email current and details W a resume, ff ll driver’s t tabstractWi t / ofMtruck to: t i careers@vankam.com or fax 604-587-9889 Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. We thank you for your interest in Van-Kam, however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

If you’ve Get the got a signal... You’ve got Rossland News at your fingertips.

Read the Trail Rossland News every Thursday!

Trail Operations is seeking an Operations Analyst. This position will lead and assist with systems planning, architecture, analysis, design, installation, and support activities related to Trail Operations process data historian (PDH) systems. Applicants must have a university Degree in Computer Science or a Diploma from an accredited technical school with a specialization in computer systems and networks. A minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience with process data historian systems is also required. For detailed responsibilities and more information on this opportunity at Teck Metals Ltd. or to apply, please visit our Careers page at www.teck.com/careers and select Trail Operations. Qualified individuals are encouraged to forward their resume by September 15, 2012.

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Established 1947 Established 1947

Hauling Freight for Friends for60 65Years Years Hauling Freight for Friends for Over

OWNER OPERATORS REQUIRED

LINEHAUL OWNER OPERATORS

Van Kam’s group of companies requires Owner Operators to be based at Castlegar or Cranbrook for runs throughout B.C. and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving experience/ PRINCE GEORGE training. Van-Kam Freightways’ Group of Companies We offer above average rates, excellent employee benefits and requires Owner Operators for runs out of our SIGNING BONUS Prince Terminal.drivers, call Bev, 604-968-5488 or To join ourGeorge team of Professional email resume, driver’s to abstract and details of truck to: Van aKam is current committed Employment Equity and W careers@vankam.com ff ll t t or fax Wi604-587-9889 t /M t i Environmental Responsibility. Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. We thank you for your interest in Van-Kam, however only those of interest to us will be contacted.


A10 www.rosslandnews.com

Merchandise for Sale

Heavy Duty Machinery

A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com

Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Silver Coins etc. Available now: 250-863-3082

Real Estate Business for Sale LIVE YOUR DREAM!

Homes for Rent

Cars - Sports & Imports

RV Pads Christina Lake: Taking applications for yearly RV trailer sites at Totem Resort. Phone 250-447-9322.

Senior Assisted Living

1997 VW Golf GTI, 2L, 4 cyl, 5 spd, complete new brakes, 2 dr coupe, leather, 202,000 km. $3,400. 250-493-1807, 250442-0122.

Newly opened! Broadacres Assisted Living at Grand Forks is now taking applications for respite, short or long term care. No wait list. Rural setting. Home cooked meals. Professional staff. 250-442-6778 / 250-443-4233.

2003 Honda Accord V-6, 172,000 km, 4 new summers, 4 studded winters, A/C, exc cond. Asking $6,995. 250-442-5769.

Motorcycles TWO 2008 CRF230L. 900 miles and 2900 miles. Street legal. Like new, $4300 each. 250-428-0816

Recreational/Sale

Transportation

5th wheel 18 ft, 1986 Lance, exc cond, F/S, bathroom, queen bed, furnace, sleeps 4. $3,000. 250-442-1248.

Auto Financing 9/52%!002/6%$s9/52%!002/6%$

s9/52%!002/6%$s9/52%!002/6%$s9/52%!002/6%$s

Misc. Wanted

Transportation

s'//$#2%$)4s"!$#2%$)4 s./#2%$)4s()'($%"42!4% s344)-%"59%2 s"!.+2504#9s$)6/2#%

YOU’RE APPROVED Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul

    for Pre-Approval www.amford.com or www.autocanada.com

s9/52%!002/6%$s9/52%!002/6%$s9/52%!002/6%$s

WINTER TIRES FOR SALE 2 Winguard on steel rims 3/4 tread 205-65 R15 94T $100 for the pair • Crib mattress (great condition) $20 • Old TV’S $20 each (working just fine) Call 250-362-7681 after 5pm or 250-231-2174

Rentals Rossland-Furnished Rentals: nightly, weekly, monthly:visit MountainTownProperties.ca or 250-368-7556

Misc. for Sale

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? STEEL BUILDING - Huge clearance sale! 20X24 $4,658. 25X28 $5,295. 30X40 $7,790. 32X54 $10,600. 40X58 $14,895. 47X78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

Thursday, August 23, 2012 Rossland News

Sport Utility Vehicle 2005 FORD Escape AWD, 4cyl. Auto, Air, good shape, + extras. $7,500. 250-364-1823

Trucks & Vans FOR SALE: 1992 Dodge Dakota. Good working order. $800 250-357-0056

Boats

9/52%!002/6%$s9/52%!002/6%$

EXCEPTIONAL FLOWER SHOP FOR SALE ADD WEDDING RENTALS FOR 2ND BUSINESS Contact Beverley @ ph: 1-604-444-4476

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

ROSSLAND, bach. apt. Golden City Manor. Over 55. N/S. N/P. Subsidized. 250-3623385, 250-362-5030.

Mobile Homes & Pads

Grand Forks: older clean motor home, h/c running water on 5 acres, w/power. $450 month. 250-442-0122, 250-493-1807.

BOATING SEASON IS HERE FINALLY! WANNA HAVE SOME FUN WITH YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS THIS SUMMER!!

Homes for Rent

Your Cabin on the Lake The Kootenay Queen

1 Bedroom Condo, laundry, games room, no smoking, no pets. Available immediately and Sept 1st. 250-362-2215 or 403-999-8929 BEAUTIFUL NEWER HOUSE FOR RENT IN THE SLOCAN LAKE AREA. AVAILABLE OCT 1st • 4 Bedroom-2 Bath on 2 Acres • Red Mtn. Road above SILVERTON w/ Valhalla views + quiet privacy • N/S , Open to keeping animals • 10 min. drive to Slocan Lake and Village amenities • Storage, treehouses, good access all year round • Minimum 1 Yr Lease • W/D Hookups, F/S plus Earth -Woodstove • $1250 negotiable with proper care of house, land + gardens • References Required • Secure Income Essential • Serious Inquiries Only Call: 250-362-7681 or Mobile 250-231-2174 Email: monikas_2010@ hotmail.com

HOUSES & APARTMENTS FOR RENT Available in Rossland & Trail. Please call Century 21 Property Management at 250-362-7021 www.RosslandRentals.com Mobile Home, 2 bdrm, F/S, W/D, deck, in Thrums, no dogs over 15 lbs. 250-359-7178 or 304-9273

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557

Cars - Sports & Imports

1995 Mazda 626, 3 L, V-6, auto, A/C, leather interior, P/seats, runs exc. $2,200. 250-442-0122.

1976 30ft cabin cruiser with a 185 merc • Full galley (fridge, stove, sink, furnace, toilet) • Fold down table for a queen sized bed • Fold up bunk beds • VHF radio • Hull is sound, galley is dated. • Low draft • 200 hrs on new engine • A great boat that needs some TLC $12,000.00 invested $8000 OBO Call 250-362-7681 or email monikas_2010@ hotmail.com 4 more information & to view

What do SPCA Whendogs you use the dream about? Trail Rossland News

Classifieds to find a job, Your loving home.

you will be going up, the corporate ladder, that is. In the Classifieds, you will find thousands of jobs and just maybe one of them will take you right up the corporate ladder of success.


www.rosslandnews.com A11

Rossland News Thursday, August 23, 2012

I

D Directory irectory NE NESS ES SS S ROSSLAND

Rossland

ROCK CHIP REPAIRS

$17.86 & HST

250.362.7677 2015 3rd Ave Rossland B.C.

The Kootenays only locally owned full service asphalt contractor. Municipal Commercial - Residential

250-551-6141 1-866-466-6141 paving@shaw.ca

Hardware

Your one stop shop for: Carhartt • Sears • UPS • Purolator Hunting & Fishing Licences

And all your hardware needs!

1990 Columbia Rossland 362-7300 Your Business Could Be Featured HERE for just $15/week!

%R[ &ROXPELD$YHQXH 5RVVODQG%& 9*<

9HULFR&ROXPELD0RUWJDJH6SHFLDOLVWV/WG

3 ) (-XG\JULI#WHOXVQHW www.verisite.ca/vcms

Call Us Today! 250.362.2183

detaills detai

Real Estate transfers â&#x20AC;˘ Mortgages â&#x20AC;˘ Leases â&#x20AC;˘ Wills â&#x20AC;˘ Power of Attorney â&#x20AC;˘ Contracts of Purchase & Sale

hair studio

pam martin 250.362.7168 1760 2nd ave rossland bc

NOW SELLING

Karen Siemens Notary Public

1331 Bay Ave. Trail BC Tel. 364.1241 Fax. 364.0970

Custom orthotics by appointment Birkenstock sales & repairs Open Tues-Sat 1-5

2016 Columbia Ave. Rossland BC. 250-362-5393

This ad spot could be YOURS!


Thursday, August 23, 2012 Rossland News

A12 www.rosslandnews.com

ƒ

ƒ

a l y 1 0 2 o 2 s G ĥ

• ƒ

Community

The sun beats down on the Rossland Market as shoppers and vendors enjoy the music played in the background. Monika Smutny photo

2x2 in the Rossland News + WKA page = $55 2x5 in the Rossland News + WKA page = $85 5x2 in the Rossland News + WKA page = $85 Deadline is August 28th.

Option to run in the Trail Daily Tim September es for $50 in ad 5th dition. De adline is August 28th

Book your ad today! Monika Smutny 250-362-2183

L O O H C S BACK 2

Submitted

Business excellence will be celebrated in Rossland, a first for the community. The Rossland Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the Rossland Business Awards, a first for the community. “We are hoping to showcase and bring together the business community of Rossland. The Chamber would like to celebrate business excellence and acknowledge the achievements of our business community,” explains Renee Clark, executive director of the Chamber. Anyone in the community can nominate a business or business person in Rossland. Selection criteria and nomination forms can be found on the Rossland

Chamber of Commerce’s website. There are five categories for the awards: Business Person of the Year, Business Excellence, Young Entrepreneur, Professional Services, and Customer Service Excellence. “We are encouraging everyone in the community to get involved and show support for their favourite Rossland business,” continued Clark. “There are some amazing businesses and business people in our community and we would like to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit!” Nomination deadline is Aug. 31 at 4 p.m. Awards ceremony will be held at the Flying Steamshovel Pub on Sept. 28. For more information on the awards contact Clark at the Rossland Chamber of Commerce at 250-3625666.

“Take a Break“ Limited space, Call Monika to book your ad today! 250-362-2183

BE PART OF OUR

TAKE A

e c i r p 1/2 + e l a s Safety SCHOOL QUIZ

ROSSLAND CHAMBER

Great advertising package that includes participation in a Front page space in the West Kootenay Advertiser September 6th and schedule spread in the Rossland News September 6th.

Business awards coming up soon in Rossland

Kids! Complete the school safety phrases below

AND GET THE CHANCE

TO WIN $50 2. Keep your head and arms inside the _____________ at all times.

8. When crossing in front of the bus, always stay _____________ away from the bus so that the driver can see you.

3. Don’t play in the street while waiting for the bus. Stay on the _____________.

9. Walk to and from school with one or more _____________.

NAME: ____________________________________

4. Sit quietly while on the bus, so that the bus _____________ can concentrate on driving.

10. Look to see where the _____________ exits are on the school bus.

ADDRESS: _________________________________

5. Always look both ways before crossing the _____________.

11. When exiting the bus, wait until the bus comes to a complete _____________. Exit from the front using the handrail to avoid falls.

_________________________________________ PHONE NUMBER: ____________________________

6. If you bike to school, always wear a _____________.

12. Know your parents’ _____________ by heart.

RULES: Find the answers to the safety questions above in the ads on this page. Send your reply coupon to Trail Daily Times by August 31. The draw will take place on September 4, 2012. Employees and family members of (insert name of newspaper) are not eligible for this contest.

call to book your ads! • 5.833” X 3” = $50 • 2.833” x 3” $35 • 10.333” x 2” $60

For more information contact

Monika Smutny Ph 250-362-2183 advertising@rosslandnews.com

RIDDLE SOLUTIO ON YOUR MIND Bobby throws a ball as hard as he can. It comes back to him, even though nothing and nobody touches it. How?

this coupon! 20% off with 1339 Cedar Ave. Trail, BC | 250-368-1265

CONCEPTIS SUDOKU

BY DAVE GREEN By Dave Green DIFFICULTY

***

2 6 5 9 7 1 7 4 6 3 4 1 8

3 8 1

8 5

9

1 8 2

5

4 6 9

2012 Conceptis Puzzles, Dist. by King Features Syndicate, Inc.

REPLY COUPON

7. Never talk to _____________ or accept rides or gifts from _____________.

He throws it straight up.

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES: 1. Get to the bus stop _____________ in order to avoid having to run.


August 23, 2012 Rossland News