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New blended school year starting Tuesday ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

Rossland Secondary will be starting off a new semester next week, and with the start of the year, there will be a lot of new innovations beginning as well. One of those is the new approach the school will be heading into blended learning. The new approach puts Rossland at the forefront of schools in the province leading

new programs. Admin and teaching staff are busy prepping the finishing touches on programs before students return on Tuesday. The school also has a new principal this year, Karen Lavender took the reigns and projects a bright future for the school. Lavender has worked in School District 20 since 1998 and lived in Rossland for 8 years. Before that she was a class-

room teacher for seven years in West Vancouver. Two years ago, her and her family spent a year travelling the world, which she said was a great experience for her two children, who were 7 and 9 at the time, and gave them a chance to try out a active type of learning. “We travelled for an entire year and we went to 27 countries,� she said. “We travelled around the world.� At RSS, Lavender said the

long term vision for the school is first to remain open. She followed by saying the need to have an educational program in Rossland that meets all learner’s needs is next. “We have a variety of kids in this community that have different needs,� she said. “We have a lot of kids who are high level dancers, skiers and other sports, as well as fine arts.� So they are trying to offer a program to those kids that allows them to be competitive in

their sport or activity, but at the same time be able to manage their education and be able to go on to their individual educational and academic goals as well. On the other hand, she noted there are also a lot of kids who just want to go on to post-secondary in the trades or academics. “So with a fairly small community we really need to be able to provide a diverse and See Rossland on P. 3

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

30--&3%&3#: The season finale is Sept. 9. Who will rise to the top and become cham-

pions 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

$)*/&4&"/%$)*/"508/0'0-%3044-"/%Ron Shearer will be presenting his research

on Rossalnd’s historical Chinatown. Come learn about the rich Chinese history at the Rock Cut Pub Tuesday, Sept. 4 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost is $3. COntacvt the library at 362-7611 for more info.

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will be discussing how to get your book published in today’s market. Contact O’Hearn at 362-5559 for more info.

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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@ See you there!

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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$0-6.#*"%*453*$5(*3-(6*%&4 Columbia District Girl Guides has units from Rossland to Salmo for girls aged 5 to 17. Call 250-367-7115. Leaders also wanted. :$%$ :065) /*()54 Free drop-in, 1504 Cedar Ave, Trail. Call 364-3322 or contact Art Night: Tue. 7pm; Movie Night: Wed. 6-8pm.

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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.

a.m., Sept. 7- Dec. 21. Contact Lynn Amann at 362-7611 for more info. Free.

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

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

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Have a great long weekend! Volunteers worked on the new RSS playground Friday and Saturday, finishing the work party earlier than expected. The playground is still in need of some finishing touches and so won’t be open in time for school starting. Arne Petryshen photo

Rossland Secondary’s new principal sees future lined with success continued from P. 1 varied program offering for them, so that with the small numbers we can still offer everything to all the kids that we have,” RSS is trying to fill all those niches, which can sometimes be difficult in a small community, as traditionally, staffing is based on the number of kids signed up for courses and number of students in the school.. “So by changing the way we do things here we are allowing ourselves to still provide the wide variety of subjects that kids want in the humanities, math and science programs,” she said. Lavender explained that in the past few years, teachers in the 6 and 7 classes have moved to more inquiry based learning, with some aspects that use online sources, as well as local knowledge. So those classes will mostly stay the same, with students arriving at school, heading to class and learning from their teacher. The difference is that there is less textbook and more active learning happening. Lavender noted that it is still very structured. At grade 8 and 9, there is still teacher and classroom specific learning. “But we’re taking the learning to a different level, we now have what we call blended courses,” she said. That includes online learning, small group work, large group work and class-based work. “So by the time students get to grade 10 they have a very good idea of what a blended course looks like,” she said. “(Students) know how to take courses online, they know how to do inquiry based projects, they know how to work in small and large groups.” In grade 10, students get more freedom, no longer working within a bell schedule. They can decide on how many or how few courses they want to take and how they will pace themselves. Teachers will be in resource areas to help students. Lavender said there are a number of reasons to make the switch. One is that they are being pushed, as there aren’t many student in grades 10,11 and 12, so there wouldn’t be much opportunity to have an assortment of classes in the traditional sense. RSS teachers have also been working to delve into new ways of doing things at the



Rossland Secondary principal Karen Lavender. Arne Petryshen photo

school for the past few years as well. “It will take a couple of months for people to really understand what we are doing here, because this is new, it’s not like we’re copying what others are doing in some other school in the province,” she said, adding that most people who came through the education system know only one type of learning, the same one that’s been taught for 50 years. The new program allows students to work at their own pace. There is also an advisory program where student will track their progress through a shared Google Doc with the help of a teacher. So students, parents and teachers will be able to track the progress and keep to a schedule. For more info on blended learning at RSS go to

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Terrance Lee Popplewell 1945 – 2012 In the early morning hours of Saturday, August 25, 2012, Terrance Lee Popplewell passed away suddenly at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital at the age of 67 years. He is the beloved husband of Linda (Gauthier) and the loving father of two daughters; Stacey Tolles (Jack), and Charlene Nielsen (Scott), and grandchildren: Bria, Erica, Sara, Natalie, and Jorgen. He also leaves his brother Bill (Bonnie) as well as brothers-inlaw and sisters-in-law, with nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Marie and Angus. Terry was born in Calgary, AB, on May 11, 1945 to Angus and Marie (Geisbrecht) Popplewell. Terry and his family moved to Rossland where his father took a job with Cominco Ltd after the Second World War. There he was raised with his brother Bill. Terry attended Mclean Elementary School and Rossland Senior Secondary High School. He graduated with honours and went on to work as an apprentice at Trails Cominco’s analytical services department, where he became an analyst in the lab. He transferred to Cominco Kimberley, where he met and married his wife of 43 years – Linda (Gauthier) in Sept 1969. He moved his new wife of five months to Pine Point N.W.T., Cominco property to become their second in command at the assay lab. They stayed in Pine Point for three years and they had their two daughters while living there. They then moved to Cominco Vanscoy SK. (just outside of Saskatoon, SK), to be lead head of the Analytical services Lab, for about one year. He decided to learn a new profession and the opportunity came to him through Cominco to take an apprenticeship to become an electrician. Terry had an interest in electronics as well, and he took a program to learn how to make electronic devices and learn how they work. He worked in construction and maintenance as an electrician for a several years and an opportunity came his way with the company to work in the meter shop specializing in electronic repairs. He enjoyed his work there for many years. He decided to go back into the assay Lab and worked for many more years until his retirement in 2001 when he and his wife Linda moved to Cranbrook BC where they have resided for over 10 years. A celebration of Terry’s Life will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2210 - 2nd Street North, Cranbrook, BC on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 2 pm. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made in Terry’s honour to the Canadian Cancer Society, 19 - 9th Ave. S., Cranbrook, BC V1C 2L9. Condolences may be left for the family at Mark Memorial Funeral Services in care of arrangements (250) 426-4864


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Blended learning begins With only a couple days before school starts, teachers and administration staff are getting ready for the incoming students. On top of the usual things teachers need to get set up, Rossland Secondary is about to implement the first year of a full blended learning curriculum. The new program allows for more flexibility for students and will finally bring education into the present and more in-line with the way college and universities teach their courses. The switch will also help to give RSS a better case in front of the school district for why it should be kept open. The blended learning approach allows for student to take a variety of courses, with teacher guidance, but gives a lot more flexibility when it comes to time lines and subjects for projects. This will benefit the latter part of the academies program as well, as the grade 11 and 12 students will be able to take the regular semester courses, rather than branching off when ski season starts. RSS will be an opportunity for other schools to see how the approach will work and how it could be implemented in a larger school. With the implementation of the new learning model, along with the new playground, the future of RSS looks bright, though it remains to be seen whether this will sway the opinions of the school board in their deliberations later this year.

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Many events coming up in Rossland 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 exhibit presented by KAST, and a magic show with “Magician Kim”. The Rossland Model Train will be at the Fair as well as face painting, live entertainment, new craft and information booths and BOBO the CLOWN! 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 and the orange registration brochure for the Fall Fair, located at businesses around town. 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. or tyler@ 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 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 4.5 km 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 5-6yrs, 7-8yrs and 9-11yrs 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 250-2311481 or for more information or to register. The brochure is online and can be viewed at www. The hard copies will be in the mailboxes at the end of this week. 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. Registration opens on September 4! We’re really excited about a new Mountain Biking course for Intermediate guys between the ages of 13-17 years. This freeride skills course features certified bike coach instruction with Ryan Kuhn. Ryan is a Level 2 certified Professional Mountain Bike Instructor with advanced first aid. He has been coaching professionally for three years and currently coaches the PerformX Young Guns World Cup downhill team, as well as a handful of Kootenay-based racers. Ryan will give youth exposure to freeride skills with 30 minutes of skills-base instruction at the community skills park and then to the trails via shuttle for additional coaching. Shuttle-assisted rides will happen on all four dates from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to give youth an opportunity to practice technical riding skills. Participants must have a duel suspension bike in good working order and experience downhill riding. Full-face helmets are mandatory and armour is advised. For more information on the instructor, go to Must have minimum 5 riders pre-registered by Sept. 7 or course will be cancelled. A5

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The new downtown Rossland is starting to take shape. Many of the curbs have been laid and we can now see the outline of the new sidewalks. This week, those sidewalks will continue to be built as sidewalk prep work and the concrete ‘banding’, which is basically the framework, will be poured next to the buildings’ foundation elements, and outward towards the street. This will start on the south side of Columbia Avenue. The sidewalk mock-up that was to have been laid last week had to be rescheduled to this week due to scheduling conflicts. They decided that, since this first-laid sidewalk is to serve as a model for the rest of downtown, that it would be best to place the model in an area most typical of the majority of downtown with respect to the exceptions that have to be made due to the unevenness of most of downtown’s building foundations. They have decided to create it in front of the Leroi building entrance, extending to the

entrance of Legacy Gifts. The work on this first sidewalk should take place Tuesday and Thursday, so please come down on the long weekend to take a look. The sample will be consistent with the final appearance of the sidewalks in the rest of downtown, except this sample will not yet have the sandblast finish that we will see at the very end of construction. The water main has been installed in Washington Street and is being tested this week. Sewer and storm mains will follow. The Washington Street intersection will remain closed for now. The demolition of Harry Lefevre Square continues this week. Due to unforeseen excavation requirements and the tree root growth, the current trees had to be removed. They will be replaced. Most of the new trees will be deciduous so as to allow a sunny square in wintertime, but there will be some presence of evergreen as well. And of course, there will be a spot devoted to our Rossland Christmas tree to be ceremoniously lit during our traditional “Spirit of Christmas” celebrations every winter. The first layer of paving on Columbia Avenue is officially scheduled for Sept. 24.

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1912: Electric power an asset Compiled by the Rossland Historical Museum from the pages of the Rossland Miner. Please fill out the Rossland Museum Survey, available at the Museum or online at www. 100 Years Ago August 1912 Work on the Blue Bird The four-drill compressor, new hoist and pump on the Blue Bird are now in operation. A force of men was put to work deepening the shaft, which is down 198 feet and is to be extended down to the 300-foot level. The ledge is strong and wide in the bottom of the shaft. The four drill compressor is furnishing 80 pounds of air to the square inch for the drill... it is thought that the 300-foot level will be reached in a month. Free Gold in the Nickle Plate C.J. Rice and Jack Ruffner, who have a year’s lease of the Nickle Plate, have made a find of free gold, which promises to net them a considerable sum before they have worked it out. In the shaft (there is) a ledge that is two and a half feet in width that has a streak four inches wide that contains free gold in large quantities. Specimens of gold in nugget form (called free gold) are not uncommon here. Fifteen years (ago) Edgar Plewman ... found several large gold nuggets near a small opening (at Black Bear). The I.X.L. and O.K. have (also) yielded a large quantity of free gold. Cheap Electric Power an Asset Rossland is the business centre of the West Kootenay Light and Power Co. Power is transmitted from Bonnington Falls on the Kootenay river, a distance of 32 miles, to the mines of Rossland, and is also used in lighting the city. In the year 1898 power was first transmitted into Rossland and from that year up to the present time the mines

This Rossland Museum photo shows Bonnington Falls, circa 1900, which provided cheap electric power to the region. and other industries have continued to use electric power for all their operations. The town itself is beautifully illuminated from the energy of the Kootenay river. The lights of the City of Rossland present a spectacular appearance to the passengers coming into the town over the C.P.R. at night. Around Town At the Palace Theatre... the following films will be shown: On the Warpath. Mr. Peck Goes Calling. Beautiful Voice. Hank and Lank (popular tune). Caught with the Goods. The summer price is 10 cents. *** Joseph Rowe was returning to town (and) had his beagle dog with him, who began to bark, and on looking to see what he was making such a fuss about Mr. Rowe saw that what angered the dog was a big, black bear. The latter stood on his hind legs and began to tear the bushes with his front paws, and was evidently working himself up to a passion. The dog snarled, showed his teeth, while the hair on his back fairly bristled and stood his ground. Bruin was within six feet of the dog when Mr. Rowe called him away as he did not wish to lose a $50 dog. *** Raise of Wages at Smelter: For all regular places of work, laborers

will (now) be paid $2.75 instead of $2.50 per day. 75 Years Ago August 1937 District Mines Contribute Extensively to the Smelter with Ore and Concentrates Five local mines, the Midnight, I.X.L., Gold Drip, Mayflower, and Union are among the district shippers to the Trail smelter. The I.X.L. was by far the biggest shipper locally, with over 150 tons (for the first six months of 1937). Large Increase in Number of (Swimming Pool) Members, as Compared with Last Year Another sign of the return of Mr. Prosperity is shown by the increase in the number of seasonal swimming tickets sold by the Rossland Swimming Pool thus far in the term. The number of membership cards sold this year (255 members) is nearly twice the number sold the previous season. C.P.R. Engine Breaks Small Rail, Derails On its return from the “Y”, a C.P.R. freight engine (weighing 186,000 pounds) smashed three feet of a short twelve foot rail near Fourth Avenue, and ran off the track with seven of the bigger wheels. The broken rail is much narrower than other rails in that small area, and broke off four feet from the joint.

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This month, keen young eyes, and sophisticated shutters will be on the hunt to capture Rossland’s heritage in photo form for the first annual Youth Photo Contest as part of the Rossland Heritage Celebration. Be it, a landmark, building, park, person or other, aspiring photographers from 12 to 18 years of age are invited to compete for iconic images that showcase the unique spirit of Rossland’s heritage. Hosted by the Rossland Public Library, the first annual Rossland Heritage Celebration was launched as an effort to bring an added historical and heritage aspect to the

popular Golden City Days. Featuring a host of events including an essay contest, publishing workshop and a workshop with Ron Shearer on Rossland’s Chinese history, the Youth Photo Contest offers a tangible way for the Alpine City’s younger generation to interact and carry on the Alpine City’s storied past. “Photos are a compelling part of a community’s history,” Rossland Library director, Katie Albright, said. “This contest is a chance for teenagers to tell the story of our community through this powerful medium.” The Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) and the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture have partnered up to

bring you the Youth Photo Contest. Two categories (12 to 15 and 16-19) will battle it out for two professional quality Lowe Pro Sport 200 camera bags with a value of $180. Photos are to be submitted via the GLOWS (Growing Learning Opportunities with Science) Facebook page and must be posted no later than Friday, Aug. 31. A panel of judges featuring Rossland’s own adventure sports photography all-star Derek Frankowski, along with feted photographer Larry Doell and KAST’s Executive Director and hobby photographer Kelvin Saldern. Winners will be announced and awards presented on the main stage of Golden City Days on Washington Street on Sept. 8 at 3 p.m.

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City readies for Golden City Days GOLDEN CITY DAYS COMMITTEE Contributed

The Rossland Golden City Days Committee is excited to bring you a weekend of fun and entertainment on September 7th – 9th, celebrating 40 years of our traditional heritage festival, and we sure hope you’re planning to join us! Many activities and lots of fun are in store for you and your family. The annual Pancake breakfast will be held at the Rossland Firehall on Saturday morning. Don’t forget to visit the Fall Fair on Saturday, from 11 am – 6 pm, and enjoy browsing the many items entered by Rossland residents, as well as, check out the many vendors, informative displays, live entertainment, and concession area. The Petting Zoo will be outside on Spokane St. From the parade Saturday morning to the inflatable fun park in the Rossland Arena parking lot, you and your children will be busy all day. The parade entries will line up behind RSS, loop around Jubilee Park, down St. Paul St., across 2nd Avenue, and end at Nickleplate Park. The climbing wall, craft vendors, children’s games, and food booths with burgers, sausages, hot dogs, kettle corn, and cold drinks, will all be located in the Arena parking lot. Mountain FM and EZ

Rock will be on hand to provide some music, balloons, and treats! Sour Dough Alley Stage entertainment includes up and coming singer, Laela Heidt, the ever-popular Golden City Fiddlers, Mirage Middle Eastern Dance Ensemble, sassy Salsa dancing with Amber and Ory, and “Roy Has Fire”, a youth band playing progressive/alternative rock. At 7 p.m., Friday evening, in the RSS Auditorium, you will be treated to such local talent as Norm Worsfold, Jason Thomas, Tim Bourchier and The Fabulous Chairs, Don Birtch, Dawn Graham, Kyla Hanna, Leanne Harrison and family, and the Golden City Fiddlers. None other than stand-up comedian, Tara Holmes, of “Hell on Heels” fame, will close out the evening with a healthy dose of adult humour! Tickets for this licensed event are available only by advanced purchase at Rossland Hardware. The Slow-pitch Tournament will run all weekend at various Rossland ballparks. Look for posters with information about the Huck en Berries Jam and Dread Head Super D race on Saturday. Rounding out the sports activities is The Golden City Grind on Sunday. Raffle tickets are on sale at Rossland Grocery, Powderhound, and Rossland Hardware.

Your support of the Golden City Days raffle could win you a chainsaw-carved bench (on display in Rossland Hardware), a beautiful Avon product-filled gift basket, a Black Diamond Sprinter Head Lamp, a one-night stay at the Flying Steamshovel, a round of golf at Redstone, or one of many other wonderful prizes, donated by our awesome and hugely supportive Rossland businesses! Closing out the weekend, you won’t want to miss the free Children’s Matinee at the Miners Hall at 1:00 on Sunday and the Third Annual Mountain Mayhem WKWRDLA Championship, featuring Salmo’s Babes of Brutality vs. Rossland’s Gnarlie’s Angels. Check out their poster for details. This weekend event wouldn’t be possible without our generous sponsors and donors, including Heritage Canada, City of Rossland, Columbia Basin Trust, Mountain FM, Nelson & District Credit Union, Trail Daily Times, Rossland News, FortisBC, EZ Rock, and Teck Trail Operations. Pick up your Schedule of Events at Rossland businesses and check out the many events happening around town all week and throughout the weekend. We guarantee there are so many activities that you will be kept busy trying to see them all! We’ll see you at Golden City Days 2012!

Bikers gear up for Rubberhead



Rossland’s Rubberhead Bike Festival is back for its fourth year with two-wheeled fun for all types of riders, from dirt jumper/ slopestyle rippers to enduro racers to crosscountry heart pounders. The always-popular Seven Summits Poker Ride goes down Sunday, Sept. 2 on the IMBA Classic Seven Summits Trail, featuring 36 kilometres of big climbs and long, flowing descents. This all-day event is all about the fun with a classic bike bash, refreshments and prizes to finish it off. Best poker hand and costumes win the day! “The Poker Ride has been running for 8 years now and it is always a great time on a fantastic trail, if you are prepared for it that is,” says organizer and Revolution Cycles and Service owner Tyler Merringer. “It’s an expert trail and the event can only accept riders who can handle a big day in the saddle with a smile.” Saturday, Sept. 8, will see the Dreadhead Super-D and Huck ‘n Berries Jump Jam (slope style) go down with something for everyone, including a kids pumptrack challenge. The Dreadhead Super-D is a downhill-oriented race with a little uphill to test a racer’s fitness as well as their technical riding ability. Held on the Larch Ridge/MC trails near the Black Jack Biathlon area, this is a fun race for young and old. These trails, buffed lovingly by the Kootenay Columbia Trail Society, offer a combined 4.5 kilometres of single track and involve 120 metres of climbing and 335 metres of descent. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., with pre-rides on the course from 9 to

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Rubberhead Bike Festival is Sept. 8 and 9, with the Seven Summits Poker Ride this Sunday. Arne Petryshen photo 11 a.m. and race time high noon. “Last year was our first on the Larch/MC trails and feedback was very positive,” says race director Ryan Kuhn. “Expert riders can pin it and challenge themselves, while the recreational rider can come out and test themselves against their friends and foes. It’s a great race for everyone.” The Huck en Berries Jump Jam is a riderjudged dirt jump contest held at the Centennial Jumps in Rossland. Every year organizers put hours into buffing the jumps and technical features to make this a crowd favourite. Practice runs noon to 3 p.m., with the competition 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and entertainment to follow. “We’ve been putting countless hours into getting the course dialed,” says event director Rory Belter. “The jumps and features are completely redesigned and I think the riders will dig it. This is the only event of its type in the Kootenays.”

Organizers are currently working out food vendor options and entertainment for the Huck ‘n Berries Jam and award ceremony/ party to follow, so stay tuned for more information on this exciting event. The Dreadhead and Huck ‘n Berries events coincide with Rossland’s annual Golden City Days, a jam-packed weekend of events and entertainment including a skateboard jam, running races, roller derby and much, much more. Registration for all events can be made at Revolution Cycles and Service at 250.362.5688. This event (and the amazing prizes) is brought to you by Powder Pig Excavation, Rocky Mountain Bicycles, Revolution Cycles, Cycleye, Dakine, Spank, IXS, GoPro, Giro, EVOC, Live to Ride, Honey Stinger, Camel Back, Frozen Laundry, Sleemans, Oakanagan Spring, KCTS and the City of Rossland.

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For anyone interested in the history of Rossland, next week there will be a presentation on an important aspect of the city’s heritage. The presentation is on the Chinese and Chinatown of Rossland from the era of 1901-1911. Ron Shearer will be presenting his research into the Chinese history of Rossland and will answer and delve into the pertinent questions of why the Chinese came to Rossland, how they survived and what they encountered. Shearer will also outline conflicts that the immigrants had with the legal system at the time and finally, explain why so many left Rossland. The presentation is at the Rock Cut Pub on Tuesday, Sept. 4. from 7-9 p.m. Admission is $3 and their will be Rossland Historical Museum books available for sale as well. For more information contact the Rossland Public Library at 362-7611 or go to

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On July 26, 2012, pursuant to the Utilities Commission Act (Act), FortisBC Inc. (FortisBC) filed an application (Application) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) for the Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project (AMI Project). FortisBC requests approval of a revised depreciation rate of five percent for the proposed AMI meters. The AMI Project has an estimated capital cost of approximately $47.7 million and is expected to commence in late 2013 and be complete by 2015. FortisBC proposes to install 115,000 residential and commercial AMI meters.

Participants and other parties are requested to submit comments prior to Friday, September 7, 2012 on the need for Community (Public) Input Sessions in the areas of Trail, Osoyoos, and Kelowna. A Procedural Conference will be scheduled to address the process by which to continue the review of the Application after and if Community Input Sessions are held.

INTERVENTIONS Persons wishing to actively participate in the FortisBC proceeding must register as Interveners through the Commission’s website at or in writing, by Friday, September 7, 2012. In their registration, Interveners must identify the issues that they intend to pursue, and indicate the extent of their anticipated involvement in the review process. Interveners will each receive a copy of all non-confidential correspondence and filed documentation, and must provide an email address if available. Persons not expecting to actively participate, but who have an interest in the proceeding, should register as Interested Parties through the Commission’s website or in writing, by Friday, September 7, 2012, identifying their interest in the proceeding. By participating and/or providing comment on the application, you agree that all submissions and/or correspondence received relating to the Application will be placed on the public record and posted on the Commission’s website.

An initial regulatory timetable for review of the Application is outlined in Appendix A of Order G-105-12. In order to maintain firm contract pricing on the AMI system, FortisBC requests Commission approval of the proposed CPCN by July 20, 2013. PUBLIC INSPECTION OF THE DOCUMENTS The Application and supporting documents will be available for viewing on FortisBC’s website at and on the Commission’s website at The Application and supporting documents will also be made available for inspection at FortisBC’s Head Office at Suite 100, 1975 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 7V7, and at the BC Utilities Commission office, Sixth Floor, 900 Howe Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6Z 2N3. FURTHER INFORMATION For further information, please contact Ms. Erica Hamilton, Commission Secretary, by telephone (604) 660-4700 or BC Toll Free at 1-800-663-1385, by fax (604) 660-1102, or by email

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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. BANNISTER HONDA Maintenance Technician Looking for a motivated, reliable, quality person to perform maintenance on Honda and other manufacture vehicles. Please apply with drivers license and drivers abstract. Attn: Grant Kitzman, 6425-Hwy 97N, Vernon, B.C. 250-545-0531

NiRA RESOURCE MANAGEMENT INC. is looking for the following positions: Machinists,Planners with Piping experience,Carpenters,Pipefitters,Masons, Scaffolders,Equipment Operators,Millwrights, Welders,Labourers, Safety Officers. We encourage you to apply in confidence to with your resume, identifying the position title in the subject line. NiRA clients offer a comprehensive and competitive salary and benefits program. Only those candidates who meet our qualifications will be contacted for an interview. Optician/ Clinical Assistant Busy clinic in Trail has an immediate opening for a part time Optician/ Clinical Assistant. Some office experience will be an asset. Please send resume to Box 550 C/O Trail Daily Times, 1163 Cedar Ave., Trail, BC V1R 4B8 RESIDENTIAL manager for 41 unit apartment building in Nelson BC. Resume to 100 3525 Laburnum Dr. Trail BC V1R 2S9



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Stylist, full or part-time wanted at Renaissance Hair Co. in Nelson. Chair rental option available. Call Diana 505-3098 SUTCO Contracting Ltd. has increased our fleet. We have openings for experienced drivers in our flatbed division. Late model equipment, steady work, extended benefits, satellite dispatch, e-logs and fully assigned tractors. We need drivers experienced with flat-bed work, US capable an asset, some Canada Only runs available. Please fax resume and current abstract 1250-357-2009. Contact 1-888-3572612 Ext 230 or check us out

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services PRESTIGE Hotels & Resorts require full-time Room Attendants to clean and prepare rooms for hotel guests at: • Prestige Harbourfront Resort, 251 Harbourfront Dr., Salmon Arm • Prestige Inn Radium, 7493 Main St., Radium • Prestige Rocky Mtn Resort, 209 Van Horne St., Cranbrook • Best Western Cranbrook Hotel, 1019 Cranbrook St. North, Cranbrook • Prestige Lakeside Resort, 701 Lakeside Dr., Nelson • Prestige Mountain Resort, 1919 Columbia Ave., Rossland. No experience required. Applicant must have basic English. Conditions: Full Time, Shift, Weekend and Weekday. Wage: $12.89/hour. To apply, complete employment application found on w w w. p r e s t i g e h o t e l s a n d r e sor and submit with your resume to

• DRILLERS • BLASTERS • POWDERMEN • CONCRETE LABOURERS VK MASON Local Union Underground Contractor is seeking experienced labor for remote camp job near Kitimat. Looking to hire immediately! Please contact Ashley Halden at 778-724-2500 or ashley.halden@ QUALITY CONTROL Person experienced with Piping & Structural Welding needed for a growing Northern Company. Competitive wages & benefits. Please email resume to: info@torqueindustr Fax 250-775-6227 or apply online:

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KOOTENAY Optometry Clinic in Castlegar is seeking an experienced optometric assistant or optician for a full time position. Salary commensurate with experience. Reply to by Sep 9th.

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Homes for Rent

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HOUSES & APARTMENTS FOR RENT Available in Rossland & Trail. Please call Century 21 Property Management at 250-362-7021 Rossland-Furnished Rentals: nightly, weekly, monthly:visit or 250-368-7556

Office/Retail Room for Rent In a beautiful established 10 yr hair salon, great Baker St location. Ideal for Esthetics or Massage 550/m includes shared reception laundry, heat, hot water, phone & air conditioning. Contact Diana @ 250 352-1955 or evenings 250 505-3098

STEEL BUILDINGHuge 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. 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

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

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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@

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Anyone who’s ever wanted to get up close and personal with a bird of prey will get their chance during the Rossland Fall Fair next weekend. The Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) and Raptor’s Ridge Birds of Prey are bringing the exhibit to the fair, which runs during Golden City Days. At the KAST booth, curious people can find out what a ‘raptor’ is and the difference between a bird and a bird of prey. Professional handlers from Raptors Ridge will bring two birds to the West Kootenay for a series of public presentations - demystifying the role that birds of prey play in our environment, as well as offering up cool facts about our feathered friends. Questions and photos are welcome. “We aim to promote an exciting educational experience giving an opportunity to learn, develop and acquire a fuller understanding of ecological interaction between humans and Birds of Prey,” explained Raptor’s Ridge co-founder Karen Kamstra. The Birds of Prey tour will be at the Grand Forks Fall Fair on Sept. 7, Rossland Golden City Days on Sept. 8 and the New Denver Garlic Festival Sept. 9. The tour is presented by KAST’s Growing LearnINSTORE ing Opportunities SPECIALS with Science annual educational




Karen Kamstra, from Raptor’s Ridge Birds of Prey, will be bringing some of the birds to the Rossland Fall Fair on Sept. 9. Raptor’s Ridge photo

program designed to make science and technology learning fun, accessible and nonintimidating for Kootenay-Boundary kids and youth. “Birds of prey and their unique habitat needs are a vital element of the our region’s incredible natural environment, and we’re excited to share the science and stories of these remarkable animals with the thousands of families who attend the region’s fall

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