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Tourism Rossland announces new ski bus days ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

Tourism Rossland had two big recent announcements, both relating to public transportation and skiing. The first of the two was a guaranteed bus from Spokane airport to Your Horoscope For the Week and Nelson, the secwithRossland Michael O’Connor inside ond is an in town shuttle that Horoscope the West Kootenay Advertiser supplements the BC Transit For the Week RosslandNews_Dec6to Jan10.pdf route.11/19/2012 3:59:01 PM with Michael O’Connor

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Deanne Stevens from Tourism Rossland said that with the resort municipality funding, Tourism Rossland has been able to leverage a small amount of money to make a lot more money. “We partnered with Whitewater and Nelson Kootenay Lake DMO (destination marketing organization),” she said. Stevens said one of the big problems was that the company needed four people on

the bus to break even, so there were times when it couldn’t run and meet that goal, which meant that the bus was not guaranteed. “What we’ve done is we’re basically buying the empty seats so that we can guarantee that even if one person books on that bus it will still go,” she said.  The Spokane-Red-Whitewater bus will run four days a week -  Monday, Thursday, Fri-

day and Sunday. The route begins in Nelson, stops in Rossland, then heads to Spokane and then comes back up the same way. And it starts next weekend. “It’s not a perfect solution yet,  but we’re trying to build capacity on these lines so that these businesses can make enough money that they are working on their own.” The in town shuttle is the other announcement. “This is

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one we have just put together. Stevens said she had studied the transit issues of Rossland and found some interesting things. She hoped to find out what the actual issues were with the in town shuttle. “We noticed very quickly that we have a couple really great opportunities,” she said. “The first is the BC Transit bus. It actually goes 54 per cent of the days that Red is See City on P. 3


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• REkindlE thE spiRit of chRistmas, dEcEmbER 1 • REd mountain REsoRt opEns, dEcEmbER 8 • kootEnay cup, dEcEmbER 15 & 16 • WintER solsticE, dEcEmbER 21 • chRistmas day

coming Events

Rossland nEWs calEndaR onlinE: Upload events that are coming up free online at

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nancy GREEnE hut cREW Once again, it’s time to make sure our favorite huts around

Nancy Greene Summit are ready for the snow season. If you would like to help cut firewood, make interesting repairs, or just learn where the huts are, get some exercise, and help put the “party” in work party, contact Les Carter at 250-362-5677, retrac01@telus. net.

Rossland fiGuRE skatinG club Winter registration. Would your children like to

learn to skate? Email terimack@live.ca for more info about RFSC.

advEnt music cElEbRation Rossland Sacred Heart Church will be hosting it’s Annual

Advent Music Celebration on Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to enjoy some music and meditation. Hot Chocolate and cookies will be served afterwards in the Parish Hall.

kootEnay cup Black Jack Ski Club will be hosting the Kootenay Cup on Dec. 15 and

16. On both Saturday and Sunday, events run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Go to www.skiblackjack.com from more info.

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

tRail sEa cadEts: Ages 12-18 Meets every Tuesday 6pm-9pm at the 44th Trail Ar-

mory in Shaver’s Bench. 1990 - 7th Ave Contact Richard Chanig at 250-364-6247.

GoldEn city lions: The Lions meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each

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

school distRict 20 mEEtinG Next regular open board meeting is Monday, Dec. 10 at

7 p.m. at Blueberry Creek Community School.

city council: Next regular meeting is Monday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.

Rossland REtiREEs cuRlinG club invites men and women interested in curling on

Rossland Radio co-op: Open house every Monday from 3-7 p.m. followed by station

avalancE WoRkshop Canadian Avalanche Society is putting on a Backcountry Ava-

tRail maplE lEaf band 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.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., to call Bill at 362-9462 or Jim at 364-1051. Beginners are welcomed!

lanche Workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. The workshop is free and open to any backcountry enthusiast. The West Kootenay Sno-goers are helping Canadian Avalance Association with this exciting workshop. The workshop is free. Contact Mark Martin, West Kootenay Sno-goers, at 250-362-7129 or mekaconsulting@shaw. ca, for more info.

JoE hill coffEEhousE Joe Hill Coffee House takes place the third Sunday of each

month starting in September. It carries a great Rossland tradition into a new season. The music starts at 7 p.m. in the Rossland Miners’ Hall, in a relaxing cafe setting with coffee, tea and good things to eat. Don’t miss the opening event of another season of fun! Les Carter, 250-362-5677, retrac01@telus.net.

opEn mic niGht at the Flying Steamshovel every Wednesday at 9 p.m.

lEGion The Rossland Legion is open. Go in and check out their newly renovated

windows.

scEnEstudio: Acting for All! Rossland’s new acting school is open and offers ongo-

ing programming. Professionally trained in Theatre and Film and TV, working actors, G. Michael and Alicia Gray, teach these exciting and educational classes. 2010 Washington (in the historic BMO Building) MikeAlicia@SCENEstudio.ca (250)521-1559 www.facebook.com/SceneStudio.ca

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meeting at 7 p.m. More info: radio@rosslandradio.com.

Rossland skatEpaRk committEE 6-8 pm, first Tuesday each month at the Rossland

Library. Come be part of the process.

scoutinG For boys and girls, now at the Rossland Scout Hall. Beavers (ages 5,6,7)

Tuesdays. Cubs (ages 8,9,10) Thursdays. Contact Shanna Tanabe: 362-0063.

columbia distRict GiRl GuidEs Columbia District Girl Guides has units from Ross-

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

ycdc youth niGhts Free drop-in, 1504 Cedar Ave, Trail. Call 364-3322 or contact

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

Royal canadian lEGion bR. # 14 Rossland 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.

RotaRy club of Rossland: Weekly meetings at the Rock Cut Pub, Mon., 6-8pm. All

welcome! Contact John Sullivan, 362-5278.

GEnEaloGy 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.

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Gateway property’s industrial zoning makes it through council arne Petryshen Rossland News Editor

Last week, Rossland city council passed a zoning amendment allowing an industrial use for a gateway property at the entrance of the city. The property in question was 926 Black Bear Drive, owned by Curtis Nichols. Nichols said he plans to put a machine shop on the property, where he also resides. The amendment proposal brought up a lot of discussion and council ended up passing it by a thin margin. The C-2 commercial use has a broad spectrum of allowable uses and once zoned, can be used for anything from a The mayor said noise and other concerns could be addressed through bylaws. “But once the use is determined by zoning, the city can’t change the use,” Granstrom said. “The uses that seem a bit onerous are the C-2 commercial parts of those uses. They are very wide encompassing. The applicant is a great person, but if he sells that property to another person, who knows what that person wishes to do.” He added that he can do anything he wants

ness there is ideal.” Coun. Cary Fisher said Rossland has a scarce number of properties with the designation. He said that he visited a machine shop in Fruitvale, run out of a garage, and it was very quiet. “With the right operator and bylaw enforcement this shouldn’t be an issue,” Fisher said. Coun. Jill Spearn said the gateway was already an unattractive entrance to our community and was exactly the kind of area where commercial exists in other cities. “I appreciate that there are people that live out there, but you know, you can’t put up the great wall of Rossland, at least not yet,” Spearn said. “ If you can’t be accepting of multiple uses in our community… we are becoming this gentrified little city that doesn’t welcome a variety of uses.” Coun. Jody Blomme lives in the area, but declared that she did not have a conflict. Blomme was also torn by the decision, saying that the complaints from residents in the area and the multiple use zoning were weighed on her own positive opinion of it. The zoning passed with a 5-4 vote.

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City will be getting new days for Red Mountain ski bus route cent of the days Red is open,” she said. “Basically what we’ve done is we’ve hired Lasting Impression Limousines to do two routes a day, on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.” They will run the ski bus route, then come back and pick up the kids from the Academy, and then do another route.  Stevens said the idea was that since Red Mountain Academies needs to hire a bus anyway, it doesn’t cost them with the Tourism Rossland partnership. “If they do one more route, with this company, it’s not going to cost twice as much money,” she said. “We’ve managed to keep them under budget with this project and it’s going to cost us about $8,000.

continued from P. 1 -open. Which is a lot higher than I think any of us thought.” The bus makes the run to Red on weekends and during school holidays. Stevens said that this was an opportunity to promote the service, since many Rossland residents don’t have kids and so may not know when school holiday’s are. At the same time, she said that once it was all laid out, they could see what was missing from the schedule. “So we’ve partnered with Red Mountain Academic to increase the service to 89 per

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with it, so he cautioned that they should be careful what they do. The Rossland Motel, right next door to the property is zoned as a C-2, but existed long before the motel was built. Coun. Kathy Wallace said she had similar concerns to the mayor. “I’m not sure that that should be sitting in the gateway community and I’m torn by this because I realize that there are properties in that area that already have that zoning,” Wallace said. “Certainly this landowner has made an investment based on his understanding, but other landowners (in the area) have also made an investment based on an understanding.” Coun. Kathy Moore said the city needs to look at building some capacity for some small businesses. “Otherwise we destine ourselves to be a bedroom community of Trail,” Moore said. “It’s sort of the only area we have to zone for these other kinds of commercial services business uses.” Coun. Tim Thatcher noted the lack of commercial space in Rossland. “The type of business that goes into that area has to enhance the town in a beneficial way,” Thatcher said. “I don’t think that busi-

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 Rossland News Publisher: Barbara Blatchford Editor: Arne Petryshen Sales: Monika Smutny 2114 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250-362-2183

Keeping it local helps businesses

Businesses in Rossland have been hit hard in recent months, with some having such gloomy forecasts for the future that they’ve had to close their doors. Others are just holding on, hoping for a good Christmas season to get them past the hurdles that have been slowing them down with the slow summer and shoulder season. In a small town like Rossland, even one shop closing can have drastic effects on the community, so it’s no surprise that a few missing in action businesses would leave a black hole in the community’s business structure. While shopping for goods in the U.S. or chain stores may seem like a better investment, as many things can be significantly cheaper, it is also an investment taken from the community, one that would directly benefit business owners that live in Rossland. If the shops disappear because they can’t stay afloat, it also makes a less diverse place for visitors, as small shops give a much different atmosphere than their behemoth counterparts. It is however a two way street, and shops need to stay ahead of the game and offer things that people can’t get anywhere else. This is certainly covered in Rossland with an abundance of quality handmade craft shops, sports equipment maintenance shops and local restaurants. So before you head online, or across the border with your dollars in hand, take a look at what the local businesses have to offer, you may find something better than what you were looking for. We want to hear from you.

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Dance those winter blues away

If you’re looking for a fun opportunity to exercise in a warm, dry environment, consider Folk Dancing in the Miners’ Hall this Thursday, Dec. 6 from 7-9:30 p.m. The group dances English Country dancing and American Contra Dance. Although both styles of dance are done with couples, it’s best for newcomers to dance with experienced dancers, to quickly get the hang of things. If you have a partner, bring them along – but a partner isn’t required. All of the figures are taught and all of the dances are walked-through. The Zumba and Stretch & Strength classes are continuing through to Dec. 13 – so if you’re looking for a fun, warm and dry place to exercise with a great group of people, you can catch Amber and the rest of the gang at the Miners’ Hall at 8:30 a.m., Monday to Thursday mornings. The Tuesday evening class will resume in January. The Kootenay Contraption Contest is now open until Dec. 14 for kids in Grades 2-8. The contest provides an opportunity for kids to design a contraption that solves this future problem: “Imagine the year is 2050. How will we use less energy?” Contraptions can be built and videotaped, or drawn. While your idea doesn’t have to actually work, a description of HOW it will solve the problem is essential - be as creative as possible! The contest is open until Dec. 14 and the grand prize is an iPad or a classroom pizza party. Log onto KAST’s website, at www.kast.com for more information and to download the entry form. The Rossland Food Bank is open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. and is located on Columbia Avenue, just past the outdoor swimming pool, before you get to the Miners’ Hall. The Thrift Store is open on Wednesdays and Fridays and is a great source of sports equipment, clothing and everything else. There is an important information meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. at RSS to discuss the February 2013 SD20 final decision on K-12 education in Rossland. Come to the meeting to find out what’s happening and what you can do to make sure your opinion is heard. There are lots of new recreation programs starting in December and January. The Beginner and Intermediate Skate Skiing Classes have been pushed back a week, due to the weather. The classes are now scheduled to start the second week of December. Both courses are

taught by Andy Morel, with Kootenay Nordic Ventures. In January, there are several new Art Courses starting – Animals around the World for children 5-7 years, Cartooning for children 6-12 years and Adult Art – all start the second week of January. If you’re interested in Pottery, there’s a Wheel & Handbuilding for Youth and a separate class for Adults, starting at the end of January. Hip Hop & Jazz starts up mid-January, with classes for every age group – including teens and adults. Karate accepts new students in January, with the Winter session starting Tuesday, Jan. 8. Karate is open to Youth ages 12 and up. The Classic Nordic Skiing classes for Beginners and Intermediate, start in January. The beginner class starts Tuesday, Jan. 8 and runs from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and the Intermediate class starts Wednesday, Jan. 9 , from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Public Skating for the week of Dec. 3 to the 9 is on Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 6:30-7:45 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 7 from 5-6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 6-7:30 p.m. The 2:30-4 p.m. Public Skating time has been canceled due to the Minor Hockey Tournament. For more information about admission prices and skate rentals, please log on to the city’s website, at www.rossland.ca. The information can be found under the City Hall > Arena page. If you’re new to town and wondering about drop in hockey, there are two recreation times set aside. The Tuesday night Co-Ed Rec Hockey runs from 9:45-11 p.m. and the Sunday hockey runs from 9:15-10:30 p.m. The drop in fee is $10 per person, or you can purchase a 10X pass at the rec department, for $80. The Saturday co-ed rec hockey has been cancelled, so make sure you take advantage of the Tuesday / Sunday ice times. Senior’s Duffer Hockey has been postponed until January. If you love to play hockey and you can “play nice”, you’re welcome to come play during Senior’s Hockey. Players with varying skills are encouraged to come out and play with other “older” players in the spirit of fellowship and sportsmanship. All abilities are encouraged and welcome! The recreation department will start creating the Spring Brochure in the next few weeks. If you’re new to town and interested in teaching a hobby or skill that you enjoy, please contact us to discuss opportunities for running a program.


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Rotary helping to eradicate Polio arne petryShen Rossland News Editor

Rossland Rotary Club was out collecting donations during the Rekindle festivities in hopes that they can help eradicate the Polio virus from the earth. Louis Dionne, one of those members from Rossland, said that besides working to help the local community, the Rotary Club contributes to certain causes worldwide where the global effort is more than the sum of it’s parts. “On Saturday, we collected more than $375,

plus about 40lbs (18 kg) of pennies that we have not yet had time to roll,” Dionne said. “Our total will certainly exceed $450. Rossland is such a generous community. Rossland Rotary would like to thank all the Rosslanders who came up and donated their spare change.” Dionne said that after nearly 30 years, and 2.5 billion children immunized against polio, Rotary and its partners are close to eradicating the virus. Rotary’s stats state that Polio cases have declined rapidly since 1985, but Polio is still a crippling

and potentially fatal infectious disease. The immunizations can cost as little as 60 cents, which protects a child for life. There are only three countries that have not eradicated it, which are Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. “Young families in Rossland and elsewhere in Canada do not have to worry about this anymore, it is gone from the Americas since 1991 thanks to Rotary’s efforts,” Dionne added. For more info go to www.rotary.org/en/ ServiceAndFellowship/ Polio

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rossland rotary was out Saturday raising money to help bring polio vacinations to developing countries. louis Dionne is on the right. Arne Petryshen photo

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Hello Rosslanders, I hope that everyone is enjoying the appearance and ambiance of our new downtown core! As I write this message to the community, we will have enjoyed the ‘Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas’ celebration that kicks off the holiday season, the lighting of the giant, festive tree in Harry Lefevre Square and all of the wonderful shopping and yummy bake sales throughout the day. You may also notice the new Christmas lights on the lamp posts that were replaced and updated. As well, the public art on the banners is a welcome addition from our own local artists and adds another creative element to the City. As we all know, many of our businesses had a tough go through the

construction period, so I would encourage everyone to try and shop in town and enjoy a positive shopping experience! A couple of City issues that we should be aware of is the consideration of dogs being allowed in downtown, if leashed and the prohibition of smoking in Harry Lefevre Square, our new gathering place. Currently, the Bylaw prohibits dogs downtown, as well as in many other areas of the City. The City has sent a survey to every box, put the survey on the website and council invites input at the Public Input Periods at regular council meetings (on any matter, in fact), so that all citizens have the opportunity to have a say. Please let us know how you feel on these issues! One of the committees I sit on for council is the Neighbourhood of Learning Committee, (NoL) which, in essence,

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has a mandate to promote and retain Kindergarten through grade 12 in our community. The group, funded by the city, represents all Rosslanders and a sustainable future of education in town, overall. The school board is looking at closing one of the two schools in Rossland and we need to understand all of the implications and the impacts of this pending decision. We have some very important meetings coming up in December and January so please make these a very high priority to attend. The information meeting, will provide people with the facts and figures needed to understand the background on this issue. It will be held on Dec. 18th at 7 p.m. in the RSS Library. The second and most importantly, is the community meeting, facilitated by the school board, to hear what we have to say, as a com-

munity, on Jan.15 at 6:30 p.m. in the RSS gym. As well, the School Board is accepting your written submissions, email or otherwise, about how you feel on this issue, by Jan. 4, 2013. So, please get informed and attend meetings, and especially the Jan. 15 one at RSS. Regardless of whether you have children in school this decision about our school facilities affects everyone, both economically and socially. Let’s show a strong voice. Additionally, last Monday, council approved an application for a rezoning to C2 (Commercial zoning) at the southwest entrance to the city. There was an interesting debate around the rezoning, as some felt it wasn’t appropriate for this site. After deliberation, the resolution was ‘carried’ allowing the owner to put a variety of business ventures on the land. This is a reminder, that all open

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How will this affect me? The purpose of the bylaw is to allow a variety of housing types (single family, duplex, townhouses) to be located on the main Cooke Ave School site up to a maximum density of 16 equivalent units. The property at 1606 Thompson Ave will allow for either a single family dwelling or a duplex.

How do I get more information? A copy of the proposed bylaw and relevant background documents may be inspected at the City of Rossland Office, 1899 Columbia Ave on regular working days from 9 am to 4pm, and also online at www.rossland.ca. Tracey Butler, Corporate Officer


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Rossland residents crowded around the tree Saturday as the city was lit up for the season. The annual Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas was a chance to get out and see Santa, have a hot chocolate and get in the holiday spirit. There was an outdoor market off of Columbia Avenue, where you could buy crafts, cupcakes and other local items, as you perused the shops and displays. There were a number of groups fundraising around town as well, including the Rossland Figure Skating Club, the Rotary Club, Rossland Secondary School grads and the Lion Club. You could pick up a Christmas tree as part of the Red Mountain Racers’ fundraiser. Fortis also gave an opportunity to exchange your old incandescent lights for LED strands which drastically cut down on holiday lighting costs. At 1 p.m. Santa arrived from nearby Pioneer Park, escorted by a large crowd of kids and adults, as well as one as a firetruck. Kids could get their picture taken

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A new exhibit which features local artists opened this weekend at the Rouge Gallery. The Mount Carlyle Retreat Art Show was held Friday night at the Rouge Gallery. Stephanie Gauvin, one of the artists featured in the show said it was a well attended show with a great atmosphere. She said guests enthusiastically viewed the new paintings and were delighted to hear the artist’s stories of their trip. The painters made a journey into the Selkirk mountains last September. The art show consists of 52 paintings depicting the landscape the painters were immersed in for five days; Golden larches, glaciers and rolling hills.

Local artists Stephanie Gauvin, Jenny Baillie, Mirja Vahala, Louise Drescher and Brigitte Desbois kicked off their December art exhibition Friday. Submitted photo The successful opening night sold more than 10 pieces to supporting art patrons. The Rouge Gallery is open from

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday and the artwork from the Carlyle trip will be up until the end of December.

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On November 13, 2012, FortisBC Inc. (FortisBC) applied to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (Commission) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to purchase the City of Kelowna’s (City) electricity distribution assets, and for approval to include the impact of the asset purchase in its revenue requirements (Application).

Persons who wish to actively participate in this proceeding should register as Interveners with the Commission in writing by Friday, December 7, 2012 and state the nature of their interest in the Application. Interveners will receive a copy of the Application, all correspondence and filed documents. An email address should be provided if available.

The Application involves the purchase of the electrical utility assets from the City for a negotiated purchase price of $55 million plus applicable taxes and adjustments. If approved by the Commission, approximately 15,000 residential, commercial, industrial and institutional customers in central Kelowna, who currently receive service under the City’s Bylaw 7639, will become customers of FortisBC and will be billed under FortisBC’s Electric Tariff No. 2.

Persons not expecting to actively participate, but who have an interest in the proceeding, should register as Interested Parties with the Commission in writing, by Friday, December 7, 2012 and identify their interest in the Application. Interested Parties will receive an Executive Summary of the Application and a copy of the Commission’s Decision when issued.

THE REGULATORY PROCESS Commission Order G-178-12 establishes a Regulatory Timetable for the review of the Application and has tentatively scheduled a Streamlined Review Process. A Streamlined Review Oral Hearing will be held in Kelowna on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. The detailed Regulatory Timetable can be reviewed on the Commission’s website at www.bcuc.com under Current Applications.

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All submissions and/or correspondence received from active participants or the public relating to the Application will be placed on the public record and posted to the Commission’s website.

PARTICIPANT ASSISTANCE/COST AWARDS Any party intending to apply for a Participant Assistance/Cost Award is advised to review the Commission’s Guidelines with respect to the requirements for eligibility. The Participant Assistance/Cost Award Guidelines may be obtained online at http://www.bcuc.com/Documents/Guidelines/2010/DOC_5014_G-72-07_ PACA_2007_Guidelines.pdf or by writing to the Commission Secretary.

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The West Kootenays Francophone Association (AFKO) will hold its annual Christmas dinner on Saturday. The event takes place Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. at Tarry’s Hall in Thrums.

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1993 Mitsubishi Montero, 4 dr SUV, 3lt V6 auto, 4x4, excellent condition in/out, 200000miles, PW, $2,900obo. 250-442-0122 or 250-4931807.

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Resumes are being accepted for the position of Executive Assistant. This exempt position will perform a variety of highly responsible, confidential, senior and complex administrative duties for the Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Financial Officer and the Corporate Officer. Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required; along with highly developed organizational and administrative skills. The role responds to a wide range of inquiries (written, telephone and in person) from key stakeholders, and maintains effective relationships with the general public, community organizations, Council, City Staff, government agencies and other outside agencies.

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Qualifications for this position include completion of Grade 12, supplemented by a 2-year diploma/ certificate in a related field. A minimum of 5 years relevant work experience, preferably in municipal government operations, is required. An equivalent combination of education and work experience will be considered. The position of Executive Assistant includes a competitive salary (rate $55,000 - $65,000 per year) and a fully paid benefits package. This position offers excellent training and advancement opportunities for the successful candidate. Please note that the shortlisted candidates may be required to demonstrate proficiency by performing clerical testing. Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume by 4:00 pm on December 14, 2012 to: City of Rossland, Box 1179, 1899 Columbia Avenue, Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0, Attention: Deputy CAO/ Corporate Officer, or by email to traceybutler@ rossland.ca We thank all our applicants, however only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

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Two local residents were awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal on Thursday in recognition of their outstanding volunteer efforts in their communities. Longtime Rossland resident Jackie Drysdale and Trail resident Robin Michelle Legere were both honoured with the medal, given out this year as a celebra-

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It’s that time of year when Santa is making his list and checking it twice. Drop off your Letters to Santa before December 17th and we’ll print as many of these special messages as we can before Christmas Day in the Rossland News. Drop off to 2114 Columbia Ave or mail to Box 970, Rossland News, V0G 1Y0.

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tion of the Queen’s 60 years as monarch. A crowd turned out for the ceremony, held at the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary office in Trail, just prior to their regular meeting. RDKB chair Larry Gray introduced both recipients, saying that he can still remember meeting Drysdale many years ago when he first came to the area. “There are some people that have that kind of persona, they open themselves up and make you feel like you’re welcome,” Gray said. Drysdale served three terms on the Rossland Council as alderman and one term as mayor, between 1979 - 1987. She is the chair of the Rossland Heritage Commission, a member of the Golden City Days Committee , a volunteer at the Thrift Shop and a Friend of the Museum. Drysdale said it was a real honour to receive the medal. “It’s always been a pleasure for me to work on behalf, in a multitude of ways, for the community,” she said, adding that she felt that there are many deserving volunteers in communities all around the area. Legere was awarded for her outstanding volunteer efforts in sending care packages to those serving in the Canadian military overseas.

Kootenay Cup Races Blackjack ski club in Rossland hosts cross-country ski events. • Classic sprint Saturday, Dec. 15th, 10am • Free Technique Mass Start Sunday, Dec. 16th, 10am Registration on-line using Zone4.

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