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A 17-year-old youth will appear in Rossland court today on charges related to luring young victims. The youth can’t be named because he is under 18. Sgt. Rob Vermeulen, of the RCMP “E� Division, said the male has been charged with 47 counts. These include: Personation with intent, extortion, uttering threats, communicating via computer to lure a child


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under the age of 18, obtaining sexual services of a person under the age of 18 and invitation to sexual touching. “These charges are the result of an ongoing police investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior by the suspect on a social media site with victims residing in the Trail and the greater district area,� Vermeulen said in his statement. “It is believed that the suspect communicated with the victims, ranging in ages between 10 to 14 years old, for the purpose of having them perform sexual

acts over their web cameras and to arrange face to face meetings with them.� Police say these incidents were alleged to have taken place between June 1, 2009 through to Nov. 2, 2011. The police investigation is ongoing and additional charges could be expected. Vermeulen added that the case highlights the need for all parents to carefully monitor their children’s activity on social media sites and to educate them in online safety.

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instruction from 7:30 -8:30 p.m. . Then freestyle dance from 8:30 until 11:30 p.m. By donation. No experience or dance partner required. For more info go to zumbakootenay. or contact Amber Hayes at 250-368-7618.

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+0&)*--$0''&&)064& Each month on the third Sunday from 7-9:30 pm., the Rossland Miner’s Hall hosts performers - music, dance, spoken word, theatre. Interested volunteers and performers may contact Michael Gifford at 250-362-7170 or Adults $3, students free. Treats available. Doors open at 6. Next show is Feb. 19.

friendly. Please call in advance if you would like to come as they go somewhere different all of the time. Need Snowshoes. Karen Thatcher 362-7207

40-0.0/ 4/08#0"3%4 %&.0 %": Free demos on 2013 Salomon snowboards and bindings. Driver’s license and card credit required for deposit purposes. Sunday Feb. 12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nicole Briggs 250-362-7384 Ext: 232/ 16/,30$,#*/(0 Runs every Thursday from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. at the Flying Steam-

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

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

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53"*-."1-&-&"'#"/% Monday evening practices 7 - 9 p.m. in the McIntyre Room at the Cominco Memorial Centre. Brass and woodwind players welcomed. For more info, contact Andrea McKay, 362-7604. 4-01&4 '03 )01& an “Everest-style� ski-a-thon; individuals and teams attempt to ski/

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

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#"$,$06/53:'*-.'&45*7"-The Friends of the Rossland Range is again bringing the Backcountry Film Festival to the Rossland Miner’s Hall Feb. 26. For more info visit '*4.*&-&$613"$&Red Mountain Racers host the race which brings more than 200

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

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

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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. 4$065*/( For boys and girls, now at the Rossland Scout Hall. Beavers (ages 5,6,7) Wed. 6-7pm. Cubs (ages 8,9,10) Thu. 4-5:30pm. Contact Shanna Tanabe: 362-0063. :$%$ :065) /*()54 Free drop-in, 1504 Cedar Ave, Trail. Call 364-3322 or contact Art Night: Tue. 7pm; Movie Night: Wed. 6-8pm. 30:"-$"/"%*"/-&(*0/#33044-"/% General Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on

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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 $10. Contact Jean, 365-8100, or Grace, 364-1426. #*/(0"/%'*-.4 Bingo Thurs., films Tues., both at 1:30pm, Rossland Seniors’ Hall. "*3$"%&54 Meets every Wed. 6pm - 9:15pm at the 44 Trail Armory in Shaver’s Bench 1990-7th Ave. Contact: Michelle Szabo at 231-5000,



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Selkirk College nursing students had a rice and beans dinner to fundraise money for their May trip to Guatemala. Above, people attending surveyed the items up for silent auction. Arne Petryshen photo

Full house for Guatemala Fundraiser

ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

Last Friday, people packed into the Rossland Secondary School gym to get a dish of rice and beans. The event was a fundraiser for a group of 14 Selkirk College nursing students who will be heading down to Guatemala in May. The dinner featured the Guatemalan staples, as well as a raffle and silent auction, with all proceeds going to the trip. Mary Ann Morris, the nursing instructor who has co-ordinated a few of the trips, said the trip helps to give students a different perspective on health care. Morris said on the past trips she has a deeper awareness about privilege and issues around impoverishment, as well as housing and potable water. “That’s the broader context that we work in,” Morris explained. “Often, people assume when you’re heading to countries like Guatemala that you’re giving direct care, but our experience is that folks down there can do that very capably and have a much better understanding of their own patients than we do.” She said that, really, they go to learn from them. This like how to provide care in a low resource context, which she says is likely increasingly what nurses are facing in Canada, with regards to privatization of healthcare. She says that in countries such as Guatemala, they do with what they have and move from a model of expert care to a much more community based model. “Often, what we find is that it’s social isolation and lack of access to a community that really deepens the pain and suffering that a patient experiences when they have to deal with a health crisis,” she said. “So if you can mobilize the community and really recognize the capacity of community members to respond, you’re

way ahead of the game.” In Guatemala they work with grassroots organizations that are mobilizing youth and women and elders to help out in the communities. “It’s a really exciting model of health care.,” she said. “It’s a model of health care that supposedly Canada agreed to way back in 1978 with the document of primary health care that was set globally. We had a hard time picking it up because I think initially people presumed it was a model that was needed by “poor countries” but not wealthy countries like ours.” She said there will be an increasing shift of focus from illness care to health care and more of a focus on people’s health and ways to support people to be as healthy as they can. They put resources as required downstream to support people when they are really ill. “It can make a huge difference, certainly from an economic perspective,” she said. “It’s way more cost effective to keep people as healthy as they possibly can then to treat people once they’re already ill.” She said it also helps with people’s sense of who they are and what their capacity are and

people’s ability to work together and support each other. “Communities that are strong tend to do much better than communities where people are very oriented to just their own survival and meeting their own needs,” she said. So far, 47 students have made the trip, and despite the assumption that those who do a trip like this want to eventually work overseas, only one has gone to work outside of Canada. “It’s really about bringing back those skills and that broader world view and working right here,” she said. Out of the other former students, many work locally, with a few down at the Coast or up North. For the students and others in the Kootenays it is a way of connecting with “the broader world picture that we hear about in the news that we sometimes feel a little bit detached from or powerless to make any change or difference,” she added.



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Dorothy Northrup, resident of Rossland, dedicated Canadian Cancer Society volunteer and RBC retiree, proudly presents a $500 cheque granted by the RBC Royal Bank Volunteer Grants Program in honor of her Canadian Cancer Society volunteer time to Canadian Cancer Society representative Tara Kowalchuk. Sunmitted photo

Slopes for Hope offers a chance to ski for a good cause STAFF WRITER Rossland News

Applications Now Accepted Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust, invites individuals of all artistic disciplines and arts, culture and heritage groups in the Columbia Basin to apply for project funding. Program brochures and application forms are available online at, or call CKCA at 1.877.505.7355 or email Deadline for applications is March 9, 2012, or March 23, 2012, depending on the program. Administered and managed by: P.O. Box 103, Nelson, BC, V1L 5P7

This weekend will give skiers a chance to hit the mountain while also helping in the fight against cancer. Slopes for Hope will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, at Red Mountain Resort in Rossland. The event is an “Everest-style� ski-a-thon in which participants attempt to ski the vertical of Mount Everest in one day at Red Mountain Resort. Participants can sign up as individuals for a personal challenge, or in teams (of up to 4 people) and split the distance between team members. Throughout the day there will also be activities and entertainment at the base of the

Funds raised through the event will help the Canadian Cancer Society fund excellence in cancer research, cancer prevention initiatives and support services such as wig banks, lodges near treatment centres, cancer information service and Camp Goodtimes for children with cancer and their families. “This is a great new event, and a wonderful way for the ski community to get involved in the fight against cancer,� says Kowalchuk. To learn more about what the Canadian Cancer Society does and the services they provide go to To register for the event go to For more information, or if you would like to volunteer for the event, call Tara at 250364-0403.

the local economy by paying for their education, homestay and coaching. “The addition of out-of-area kids to the program is an important piece to the success of the Academy� says Bernie Hofmann, educational co-ordinator and one of the founders of the Academy seven years ago. “They add to the competitiveness of the program and ensure the health of all our partners�. He added that, “Our local skiers and snowboarders get to live and train with new people from different areas of the world.� Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust (SIDIT) provides funding to various projects to help grow and diversify the economy of the Southern Interior of British Columbia. Funding is provided in 10 key sectors, and overseen by a 13 member Board of Directors. “SIDIT is pleased to support Red Mountain Academies Association’s educational sports program for both local and out of province students in Rossland.� said Ron

Hovanes, vice-chair. “Marketing a program which is innovative in creating an economic revenue stream that combines flexible education and sports training is a wise investment in the economic development of Rossland and the Southern Interior.� The grant provided to Red Mountain Academies is specifically focused on marketing and promoting the program out of province and overseas to increase enrollment from these areas. The Academy itself is funding the remainder of the project, which includes hiring a Director of Marketing and implementation of a 3 year marketing plan. The Academy partners with a variety of local organizations and companies to deliver their programs including Rossland Secondary School, The Red Mountain Racers, Black Jack Ski Club, Canadian Ski Quest and Kootenay Riders. For more information about Red Mountain Academies, visit www.redskiacademy. com.

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mountain and a wrap-up prize ceremony at the end of the day. The event is put on by the Canadian Cancer Society, with help from Red Mountain Resort. According to the society, snow sports can help prevent the disease, as 30-35 per cent of cancers can be prevented by being active, eating well and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, they state. Tara Kowalchuk, from the Canadian Cancer Society said that skiing and snowboarding are “a great way to get our cancer prevention messaging out to the community, raise funds to support our mission and have fun.� Participants are asked to fundraise prior to the event and all participants who raise $130 or more will be entitled to a lift ticket for the day of the event.

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Red Mountain Academies recently received a $45,000 grant from Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust that will help ensure growth of the program. The grant is specifically for the purpose of spreading the word to families across Canada and around the world about the high-caliber program we have here in Rossland. The Academy provides programs in four sports (alpine ski racing, freeski, snowboard and nordic ski) that combine flexible education and sports training for students aged 13-18. Students in B.C. receive the educational portion of the program funded through public education, however each year the Academy has attracted a handful of out of province students from as far as the UK, Germany, Australia and Chile. These students not only add to the overall numbers of the program, but stimulate

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Rossland’s Jane Andison will soon be competing in the B.C. Winter Games, which starts Feb. 23. Andison will be going with three other Red Mountain Racers: Gavin Patterson, Ryan Humphreys and Isaac Lunn. Submitted photo

Local skiers readying up for B.C. Winter Games ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

Rossland will be well represented in the alpine skier category at this year’s B.C. Winter Games as there are four local Red Mountain Racers going. Out of those racers, Gavin Patterson, Ryan Humphreys, Jane Andison are from Rossland and Isaac Lunn is from Castlegar. The racers qualified for the best of 11 for the zone at the last two races at Kimberley and Panorama. Twelve year old Jane Andison (who will be 13 next week) said she was very excited for the chance to go to the Games. “It’s a big race and kind of like provincials and that was really fun last year,� Andison said. “I was just looking at the guide to the games and it looks like it’s going to be really fun. And especially because it’s all the sports so it’s almost like a mini-Olympics.� Last year’s provincials were only for skiers. At the B.C. Winter Games alpine skiers compete in three disciplines, slalom, giant slalom and ski-cross. Andison said she feels ready for the events, but would like to work more on her ski-cross. “We compete doing skier cross, but at Red the skier cross track just got groomed, so we haven’t had much training on it,� she said,

adding that otherwise, she’s pretty ready. The difference between slalom and giant slalom is the distance and frequency of the gates. Slalom gates are closer together, while in giant slalom they are farther apart. So skiers make much larger turns in the latter and end up going faster. Andison said her favourite event is a tie. “I like slalom and GS,� she said. “It’s fun, because I hit the gates in slalom. I like GS because you go faster. I like them pretty equally.� She is not quite as fond of skier cross, where heats of four racers go down at a time over jumps and rollers. Andison has been racing since the age of four. “When I was little, it wasn’t full on racing, it was a race program where you do a bit on the course, but not much,� she said, adding that she plans to continue skiing for a long time. Andison, along with the three other local racers will hit the road to the Games with accompanying Rossland parent Stephanie Gauvin. They will be joined by 14 other racers from all over the Kootenays. Gauvin is going as an accompanying parent for the West Kooteany kids. “I’m accompanying nine kids on the female side,� Gauvin said. “I’m going with a coach from the Fernie area who will be in charge of the boys.� For each zone, there has to be a male and

female coach to accompany the kids. In Zone 1, the Kootenay region, there were no available female coaches, so in that case a parent can go. Red Mountain Racers coach Phil Patterson said that he has no worries, since Gauvin has some coaching background. Patterson said the best part is that it brings the alpine community together under the same roof. “Kids really enjoy it. They get to meet kids from all over the province for the first time,� Patterson said. “Usually we compete in the Kootenays and go to our own alpine provincial championship, but in this case, because they’re all staying together, living together, they really get to know each other.� Patterson said the kids found out they were going on at the end of January and are excited to go to the event that starts Feb. 23. “It’s a government run event and they end up sending buses all around the province to pick up different sports,� he said. “They all converge in Vernon and they have accommodation set up for kids and the coaches and the chaperones. Meals and everything are provided. “ Patterson said there will be a field of 130 in the male and female categories combined. The athletes are ages 11 and 12. “Each provincial sports organization and together with the B.C.� He said. “The Games society they select which age groups are acceptable for each sport.�

The City of Rossland has an opportunity for the right candidate who possesses excellent customer service, administrative skills and values. A front line employee competent in dealing with the public and general oďŹƒce procedures. Experience with operating oďŹƒce equipment, computers and cash receipting are requirements of the position. Preference will be given to applicants with recreation programming or swimming pool experience. This position falls under CUPE Local 2087 contract and rate of pay is subject to the collective agreement. Submit your resume to: City of Rossland, Box 1179, 1899 Columbia Avenue, Rossland,BC V0G 1Y0, Attention: Tracey Butler email: Fax # (250) 362-5451 Closing date for applications is Monday, February 13, 2012 at 4:00 PM. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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A new (or old) type of health care

The future of health care is changing, and while there are things going on like the shut down of the ER in Castlegar that may make you shake your head, there are also things that could change this country’s health care for the better. A future where the focus on health care is less on the disease and more on the prevention. Right now health care is much more focussed on treating illnes as it comes up, but as a lot of illness can be attributed to environmental and health factors, a an approach that starts with preventative care may be the answer. As Canada privitizes more and more of the health care system, smaller infrastructure will be needed and that infrastructure will rely much more on the community to run it, much the same way as it is in other parts of the world. The opposite of that is a more centralized system that makes travel a necessity, even for small things. The issues of health care will become more and more important as the aging population reaches its largest point. Economically the best way to deal with the potential burden is to allow for more care to be done in smaller communities, thereby lessening the burden of travel. The idea that communities could better provide preventative care in terms of health programs that promote exercise and healthy eating is one that is not too far out there. It’s already being done in many parts of the world. We want to hear from you.

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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: 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

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Rec launching Facebook contest

The recreation department is launching its Facebook page, Rossland Recreation, and invites you to take a look at it! We’re hoping this site will be another great resource for information about rec programs, last minute updates and cancellations, pictures and videos of local folk having fun recreating and staying healthy and a whole lot more! Help us promote Rossland’s healthy lifestyle and amazing recreation to our community and beyond! In an effort to get the youth in the community engaged, we’re even launching a contest for teenagers who log onto our Facebook page! If you’re between 13-18 and you like rossland recreation’s Facebook page, your name will be entered into a draw for a $50 gift card for The Source. The contest ends Feb. 29. If you would like the world to see your awesome back flips, crazy aerials and amazing stunts – send us your video and or pictures ( and we’ll post them on our page. Spring Break is still a few weeks away, but if you’re looking for something for the kids to do over the break – Shelley Painter will be running some March break art classes! Running Monday to Friday, March 12 to 16 and then again from March 19 to 23, these two hour long classes run from 2-4 p.m. Each day will be a different project and some days will explore more than one project, using a specific technique. Participants can come to one class or all the classes – whichever works best for your child’s schedule. Suggested ages are 6 to 12 years, but 3-5 year olds are welcome to come with a parent or babysitter, for the first hour only. Please contact our department for more information about pricing and specific projects. The recreation department has purchased pickleball equipment and will be scheduling the sport into one of our available gymnasiums within the next few weeks. Pickleball is North America’s fastest growing sport and is particularly popular amongst Seniors! The sport is a combination of tennis and ping pong with a much smaller playing and travelling area. If you’re interested in playing pickleball, please contact our office to be put on the interest list. Once we have a time, place and co-ordinator organized, we’ll contact everyone who has expressed an interest.

The PAC at RSS has purchased a beverage container recycling bin for donations of CLEAN beverage containers. The bin is located in the parking lot at the back of the school, against the gym wall. The bin will have signage donated by Interior Signs in Trail, in the next few weeks, so that everyone is aware that they can drop recyclables off, in the bin. The monies earned from donated cans and bottles will go towards assisting the RSS sports teams and school clubs with travel and competition expenses and purchasing new equipment for the school. Hey teens! There’s a Hip Hop and Jazz dance class just for you, on Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45 p.m. in the MacLean Annex. Think you’ve got some good moves? Have fun, get some exercise and hang with your friends! Public Skating for the week is Wednesday from 6:307:45 p.m., Friday from 5-6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 2:30-4 p.m. and again from 6-7:30 p.m. If you can’t get enough skating and want more than we’ve scheduled, enjoy the outdoor rink, located on Third Avenue, between Spokane Street and Washington Street. The public works department has installed a fire pit and benches - bring some wood to build a fire and enjoy our beautiful outdoor ice rink! Red Mountain also has an outdoor skating rink to enjoy – look for it to the left of the road that goes up to the maintenance department. Hip Hop and Jazz has started and still has room for drop-ins! Kids ages 6-8 years can enjoy Hip Hop on Tuesdays from 3:15-4:15 p.m. and kids ages 9-11 years on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Teens have an hour to themselves on Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45 p.m. The adult class runs on Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. All classes are running in the MacLean Annex, located on First Avenue. Senior’s Duffer Hockey on Tuesday mornings runs from 9:30-10:45 a.m. each week. This is a great program for enthusiastic seniors who would like to learn how to play hockey or already know and want to get out and play. The recreation department is looking for instructors who are interested in offering courses for local youth. If you enjoy working with teenagers and would like to discuss an idea for a program, please contact our office.

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The Backcountry Film Festival is coming up later this month. The film festival is on Feb. 26 and is put on by the Friends of the Rossland Range. The festival is now in its third year and has been an all-ages event since the start. “It really is an all ages event,” said Sheree Sonfield, an organizer of the festival. “We don’t serve alcohol and we’ve set it up to encourage families with young children to be able to come.” She said they do that in several ways. One way is by having an admission charge of only $5. “You can’ t beat that and under 12 are free,” she said. “So a family with two young children, for instance, could come for 10 bucks.” The second thing they do is to consciously sort the films that meet their guidelines by putting the shorter ones first and the longer, more in-depth ones at the end. “We put the shorter films before the intermission, which is usually an hour and a half in,” she said.

“So again, that’s supporting allages, because younger kids sometimes have to be home a little earlier.” The longer movies: The Winters of my Life and the Berber Turns, the short version of Solitaire are after the intermission. Before the intermission, they are showing the Kookenay Glacier Adventure 2011, made by local families the Robines and the Mossiiers. “It’s really sweet, it’s very endearing,” she said. “It’s eight minutes and it’s from the eyes and the viewpoints of two 12 year olds in Kookenay Glacier.” The other end of the spectrum is Ski Bums Never Die. That is a short film about some 75 year olds who still backcountry ski in the Whitewater area. “I’s the other end of the spectrum enjoying the backcountry and all it has to offer in a non-motorized way,” she said. “For five dollars it’s quite a variety. We hope everyone finds something that they will enjoy.” Refreshments will be served by donation at the intermission and is being run by the Rossland Rotary Interactors which is a high-school

rotary program. The Interactors do a lot of things around town like this, from delivering phonebooks to doing coat checks. The then use the money they earn to do charity work. “They’ll go somewhere like Roatan to help people in an AIDS clinic there or do a community project in Rossland,” she said. “We’re supportive of that and they’re supportive in kind to us.” Sonfield said that it’s a wonderful thing to be able to call them and, as an event co-ordinator, ask if they can bring “some wonderful homemade baked goods and juice and things like that” and have them say, “Of course, no problem.” The price of admission also includes annual membership to the Friends of the Rossland Range. “That is very valuable to us, because then we can keep in contact with people a few times a year and share with people what’s going on with the Friends of the Rossland Range. Tickets for the event on Feb. 26 are at Butch Boudry’s. Get them quick, because they tend to sell out. The show begins at 7 p.m.

Pets and Air Bags Our lap dog loves to go for car rides! She’s generous too because you are more than welcome to sit underneath her in the right front seat. The trouble is, this is definitely not a good place for her to ride in the car. Hopefully we’ve learned that airbags and children don’t go together, but have we stopped to consider our pets? Air bags are designed to restrain large people and will do significant damage to a pet, perhaps to the point of killing them outright. They will also be thrown around the interior of the vehicle like a projectile, unless something stops them. That something stopping your pet might be you or a member of your family. Remember that airbags deploy at speeds reaching 200 MPH. Now imagine how much it will hurt when that pet smashes into you. That’s not a pretty picture, is it? The best place for your pet is the same as for your child, the center of the rear seat away from front and side airbags. You can even choose to restrain your pet with the equivalent of seat belts. As a responsible pet owner, you have to make the choice. The author is a retired constable with many years of traffic law enforcement experience. To comment or learn more, please visit

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One of Vancouver’s best loved bands “The Breakmen” will rock the Rossland Miners’ Hall on Friday, Feb. 17 with their unique blend of banjo, folk and multi-instrumental talents. The Breakmen swap between handmade telecaster guitars, Hammond organs, mandolins, harmonicas; all backed by some of the best drummers and studio musicians in the country to create their own brand of Canadiana music. The Breakmen have fast become a sharply focused roots music outfit that owes as much to The Band

and Blue Rodeo as it does to John Hartford and Bill Monroe. With a new approach to songwriting and an effort to create something lasting, The Breakmen are ploughing new and fertile ground in the dry and dusty fields of the Canadian Folk Music Scene. Breakmen band member Archie Pateman adds that “people often tell us that our albums feel like something to them or that the collection of songs helped them through something,” he said. “Some can’t put their finger on it, and some have an exact feeling in mind….that means a lot to us in a time of singles and 99 cent songs.” According to the well known arts and culture news paper in Vancouver, The Georgia Straight: “The

third recording from Vancouver’s The Breakmen draws on influences of alt-country, bluegrass, old-time, vintage Neil Young, and Grateful Dead circa Workingman’s Dead to create a West Coast music sound that has muscle and resonance.” The Breakmen concert is part of Rossland Council for Arts and Culture’s (RCAC) 2012 Performance Series. Tickets are $25 at the door or $22 in advance at Out of the Cellar 2067 Columbia Avenue, 362-7600. There is also a $2 discount for RCAC members. The next concert for the RCAC performance series is The Fugitives on March 10, 2012 (banjo, guitar, spoken word). More information is available at







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Figure skaters attended the Regional Freeskate Seminar in Nakusp Jan. 28. The coaches were Michael Farrington (far left) who participated in the 1988 Olympics in Ice Dance and Melinda Kunhegyi (far right), who participated in the 1984 Olympics as a pairs skater. The Rossland Skaters attending were: Sianna Tomich, Tatyanna Smutny Fontaine, Elle Ballendine, Tanyce Tomich, Desiree Cassidy, Ella Knight and Payton Reed. Sabrina Hinson, head coach for Rossland Figure Skating Club coached the dryland portion. Submitted photo

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West Kootenay figure skating coach Sabrina Hinson will be heading to the B.C. Winter Games in Vernon later this month to coach the Zone 1 skaters. Hinson lives in Castlegar, but coaches figure skating in Rossland, Nakusp and Trail. As an NCCP level 2 certified coach, Hinson was qualified and so decided to put her name in for head coach of the Zone 1 figure skating team, which includes skaters from all over the Kootenay region. “It was something I thought about doing two years ago when it was in Terrace,” Hinson said. “At the time, a lot of things were going on with skating and it just seemed further away so I decided not to go.” This year, with the games being a lot closer, in Vernon, she decided the event would be a good learning experience for her.

Hinson is excited for the opportunity to go. There are three skaters going from the region, two from Fernie and one from Beaver Valley. “It’s a little bit different, in that the skaters go without their actual coach,” she said. “So the skaters that are going, I’ve never worked with before.” She said that will make it a bit different, since she doesn’t know the skaters personalities as well and usually has a longer time to get to know their individual skating styles. “I think it will be challenging, but at the same time I think it will be a really good learning experience and I think I’ll get to know them really well,” she said. “What I learn at the games I’ll be able to take back to my clubs and apply with my own skaters for future competitions and practices.” The B.C. Winter Games are in Vernon Feb. 23-26.

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Strong showing for Black Jack Ski Club STAFF WRITER Rossland News

Rossland’s Black Jack Ski Club had a strong showing at the Eastern Canadian Championships in Chantley, Que. The event took place last weekend and Rossland had a number of top finishers. Day 3 - Pursuit - Classic Technique 1st Alysson Marshall (Larch Hills Ski Club) - Senior Women 5th David Palmer (Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club) - Junior Men 6th Colin Ferrie (Kimberley Nordic Ski Club) - Junior Men 8th Andrea Lee (Strathcona Nordic Ski

Club) - Senior Women 9th Heather Mehain (Sovereign Lake Nordic Club) - Senior Women 11th Emily Ertel (Telemark Cross Country Ski Club) - Junior Women Day 2 - Interval Start - Free Technique 1st Rebecca Reid (Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club) - Junior Women 2nd Alysson Marshall (Larch Hills Ski Club) - Senior Women 4th David Palmer (Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club) - Junior Men 5th Andrea Lee (Strathcona Nordic Ski Club) - Senior Women 9th Colin Ferrie (Kimberley Nordic Ski Club) - Junior Men 10th Julien Locke (Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club) - Junior Men 11th Jefffrey Kerkovious (Telemark Cross

Country Ski Club) - Junior Men 11th Heather Mehain (Sovereign Lake Nordic Club) - Senior Women Day 1 - Individual Sprint - Free Technique 1st Alysson Marshall (Larch Hills Ski Club) - Senior Women 5th Heather Mehain (Sovereign Lake Nordic Club) - Senior Women 5th Julien Locke (Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club) - Junior Men 7th Colin Ferrie (Kimberley Nordic Ski Club) - Junior Men 7th Matthew Wylie (Sovereign Lake Nordic Club) - Senior Men 10th Rebecca Reid (Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club) - Senior Women All results can be found at A11

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Former freeski champion Alison Gannett is offering two Rippin Chix freeski camps at Red Mountain next wekend. One meant for locals on Friday, Feb. 17 and another for everyone else Feb. 18 -19. Funds raised from the camps will go towards the Save our Snow foundation. Submitted photo

Freeski champion putting on ski camp next week at Red ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

Local skiers will get a chance to ski with one of North America’s top freeskiers next week. Alison Gannett will be putting on a Rippin Chix workshop on freeskiing next Friday at Red Mountain. Gannett, who lives in Colorado, travels all over the U.S. and parts of Canada doing camps. Gannett will be doing a two day weekend camp, but the Friday camp is geared towards locals. Sign up for the locals camp is at the Snow Sports at Red. At the time of writing this, there was only one spot left for the Feb. 18-19 camp. “So there is no shortage of people to sign up from around the area,” Gannett said, adding that there was still room, however, in the one-day locals camp she is doing on Friday Feb. 17. Gannett said that for the weekend camp, 95 per cent of the women participating have never been to Red Mountain Resort, as they are mostly from the States. People come from far and wide to participate in the camps and they were even featured in the New York Times, along with Red Mountain Resort, as one of the top women’s camps in North America. “Red Mountain is one of my dream hills,” she said. “I think it’s one of my top five in the entire world, probably only beat out by the Himalayas in India.” She said she favours this hill because she looks at not just the hill, but the surrounding atmosphere around town as well. “It is the charming town, a lot of times you can find a great hill, but it doesn’t have a great town,” she said, adding that some ski villages can be a bit pretentious. The other reason she likes Red: “Of course the amazing skiing,” she said. “You can take the Motherlode up and you can just ski 360 degrees off all sides, there’s not a lot of traversing. It’s really about fall-line skiing.” Fun skiing to her is all about flow and she says Red has an innate natural flow to it. In 2003, Gannett started teaching ski camps and heard comments that she would never get women that would want to take a double-black diamond steep camp. She proved them wrong, however, selling out most camps since. Gannett says the camps are more down to earth and

cater to those types that don’t usually do lessons, but are naturally strong skiers. “It’s a different kind of camp,” she said. They are at a high level, but she said she gets a large range of people, from ages 12 to 60. “One of my camps, I had two 80 year olds and one 90 year old,” she said, with the only prerequisite being the ability to do a minimum of 10 consecutive turns on a groomed black diamond run. “So you don’t have to know how to ski trees or bumps,” she said. Gannett said she has a very unconventional teaching style. “I was trained, when I was younger in ski racing and I coached racing for awhile and then I went through the whole PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) certification system as a teacher,” she said. “Then I started competing in freeskiing and I kept asking the guys that I was training with, ‘how do you do that air?’ or ,’why did you do that move over that rock?’ And they’d say, ‘Oh, well you just go.’” Gannett then decided she wanted to create more of a progression program for herself, which she said was meant to start where PSIA ends. “It (PSIA) doesn’t really teach you some of the techniques that you would need for a freeskiing camp,” she said. “So I started developing a series of baby steps for myself of how to learn all these moves in steep skiing technique.” Gannett says she sees a life changing event for most people through the camp. “The letters I get are just amazing,” she said. “The biggest difference is really confidence, because once you learn what all your tools are in your toolbox for different situations, the real gift is not being afraid anymore. There’s a lot of freedom to the confidence you get. “ Gannett said that freedom carries over into everyday life, which Gannett illustrated with a story about one girl who had always hated her job and was inspired to move on and find a job she really enjoyed after the camp. The camp is a fundraiser for Gannett’s Save our Snow foundation, which looks into cost effective solutions to climate change to help save the snow for future generations. Registration for the local camp is at the Snow Sports desk at Red Mountain Resort and for the weekend camp at

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Pond hockey tournament a success STEVE JESSI Inveremere Valley Echo

After months of preparation, the first annual B.C. Eastern Regional Pond Hockey Championships have come to a close. Twenty seven teams participated in the three-day event, featuring well over a hundred participants from across the region, prompting organizer John Reed of Adventure Architects to call it a “fantastic” event. “I think the weekend went great,” Reed said. “Everyone is happy, and I’ve heard back from some teams that are committed for next year, which is good—we made some great contacts within teams in terms of creating an opportunity to tap into their network of friends and colleagues, as well as people who are actively interested in promoting this.” Invermere itself rolled out the red carpet for the visiting pond hockey players, with the whole community showing their hockey spirit with a variety of decorations and specials at local businesses. The event was held in Rossland for a number of years, up until last year. It was moved to Invermere for this season.

Heather Thomas, of the Rossland Senior Girls drives for the basket during the tournament at Mount Sentinel in South Slocan. Submitted photo

Royals take first in Slocan tournament STAFF WRITER Rossland News

The Rossland Senior Girls basketball team took first in a tournament they attended over the weekend. The tournamnet was at Mount Sentinel. The Royals first defeated Sparwood 63 - 28, then L.V. Rogers from Nelson 50 - 32. Lastly, they defeated Fernie 73 - 42 to win the tournament. Monday night the team travelled to Grand Forks and won there 63 - 44.

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A public hearing will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 1899 Columbia Avenue on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to give all persons, who deem their interests in the Zoning Amendment Bylaw, No. 2523, 2012(1) an opportunity to be heard. The proposed bylaw will amend the Zoning Bylaw #2518 such that Lot 9, Township 9A, Kootenay District Plan 9416 (1794 Black Diamond Drive) is rezoned from R-1– Residential Single Detached to R-1I – Detached Infill Residential, to allow for a second residence on the site.

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Roadshow is now in Castlegar: 5 Days Only! TERRY INKLER Canadian Collectors Roadshow Staff Writer

noticed a substantial increase in the amount of precious metals such as gold and silver coming to the Roadshow, which makes sense considering how After very successful shows in Campbell high it’s currently trading at. He added, River and Chilliwack, The Roadshow is “The Roadshow is great because it puts coming to Castlegar. So you had better money in people’s pockets, especially search through your attics and garages, during such hard times. Lots of items go through your lock boxes and jewelthat are just sitting around collecting dust lery, because you may be sitting on a in basements and jewellery boxes can be small fortune and not even know it! exchanged for money, on the spot!� Roadshow experts are here to examine all your antiques, collectibles, gold and At another Roadshow event, a woman, silver. named Mira Kovalchek, walked in with

Local Roadshow Expert Examines Some Gold Jewellery

she was able to sell them for their silver contentâ€?. She explains, “I never would have thought that my old tin of coins was worth so much! I can ďƒžnally afford to renovate my kitchenâ€?. Perry Bruce continued, “Canadian coins prior to 1967, and American coins prior to 1964 are all made with silver, and we have noticed a large increase of customers coming to the Roadshow with coins and cashing them in for their silver valueâ€?.

Experts at the Roadshow will evaluate and examine your items, FREE OF a tin full of hundreds of old coins that CHARGE, as well as educate you on During a show near Toronto, a woman were given to her as a young child by her them. The Roadshow sees hundreds of came in with a jewellery box that she grandfather. She ďƒžnally decided to come people during a one week event, and had just inherited from her late aunt. “I in to the Roadshow and see what he they have been travelling across Canada don’t wear jewellery,â€? explained Barbara had given her. She was ecstatic to learn to different cities and towns, searching Engles, “so it was an easy decision to she had coins dating back to the late for your forgotten treasures. come down to the Roadshow to sell itâ€?. She was very excited when she was able 1800’s, some of which were extremely Trains, dolls, toys, old advertising signs, rare. Roadshow consultant Perry Bruce to walk away with a cheque for over pocket watches, porcelain and bisque $2,100 for jewellery she was never going explains “We had uncovered an 1871 dolls, pretty much everything can be Queen Victoria 50 Cent piece, valued at to wear anyway. over $2,000!! She had a nice assortment sold at the Roadshow. Any early edition Barbie’s are sought after by the Roadof coins that were not rare dates, but Expert Elijah Gold explains, “We have


show collectors, as well as a variety of Dinky Toys and Matchbox cars. Lionel Trains and a variety of tin toys can also fetch a price, especially if they are in their original box or in mint condition. If a collector is looking for one of your collectibles, they can always make an offer to buy it. A man brought in a 1950’s Marx Tin Toy Robot, in fairly good condition, still in its original box. They were able to locate a collector for that speciďƒžc toy within minutes, and that gentleman went home with over $700 for his Toy Robot and a few other small toys. So whether you have an old toy car, a broken gold chain, or a Barbie sitting in the closet, bring it down to the Roadshow, they will take a look at it for FREE and it could put money in your pocket!

See you at the roadshow! end Unable to att vide e pro in person? W calls! FREE house

5 Days Only!

In Castlegar: February 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 Sandman Hotel, 1944 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar CANADIAN COLLECTORS ROADSHOW: 1-877-810-4653 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (except Sunday, Feb. 12th, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) Bring in your old unwanted or broken jewelry, coins, antiques & collectibles for the cash you need to help pay off those holiday season bills.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS tGather all your collectibles and bring them in tFREE admission t Free Appraisal tNO appointment necessary tWe will make offers on the spot if there is interest in the item tAccept the offer & get paid immediately tFREE coffee tFully heated indoor facility t FREE House Calls

TOP 5 ITEMS TO BRING... Gold Jewellery, Gold Coins, Silver Coins, Sterling Silver, Collectibles

THE ITEMS WE MAKE AN OFFER ON MAY INCLUDE: t SILVER: Any silver items such as atware, tea


sets, charm bracelets, jewellery & anything

Maple Leaf, Double Eagle, Gold Bars,

marked Sterling or 925

Kruggerands, Pandas, etc

t COINS: Any coins before 1967 (Silver Dollars,

t SCRAP GOLD: All broken gold, used

Half Dollars, Quarters, Dimes, Half Dimes,

jewellery, any missing pieces (Earrings,

Nickels, Large Cents and all others) collectible

Charms, gold Links etc), Dental Gold,

foreign coins, rare coins & entire collections

Class Rings, Charm Bracelets, etc

t GOLD COINS: All denominations from all parts of the world including Gold Olympic coins

t PLATINUM: Jewellery, Dental, Wiring and anything else made of Platinum

t WAR ITEMS: WWI, WWII, War Medals, Swords, Daggers, Bayonets, Civil War Memorabilia, etc. t JEWELLERY: Diamond Rings, Bracelets, Earrings, loose Diamonds, etc. t PAPER MONEY: All denominations made before 1930, Confederation bills, Large Bills t OTHER COLLECTIBLES: Toys, Train Sets, Dolls, Advertising, Cast Iron Banks, Pottery, etc.

GOLD ITEMS OF INTEREST: 4$3"1(0-%t(0-%$0*/4t(0-%06/$&4t(0-%1300'4&54t%&/5"-(0-% NOT SURE IF IT’S GOLD? Bring it in and one of our experts will be glad to examine it for you!

We represent thousands of collectors who are all looking for a variety of collectibles! We have purchased a wide selection of items for our group of collectors. The CCG (Canadian Collectors Group) are a private group of collectors who are looking for unique items in a wide variety of categories.


February 9, 2012 Rossland News  

Complete version of the Feb. 9, 2012 edition of the Rossland News as it appeared in print.

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