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Party hearty with Heavy Shtetl next week ANDREW BENNETT Rossland News Reporter

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The outdoor gazebo of the Rossland Museum is set for a party on July 27 when Heavy Shtetl's Klezmer and Eastern European roots music blends with dance instructor Slava Doval's traditional Balkan, Russian, Jewish, and German steps. The evening of music and folk dancing begins low key, with a 5:30 p.m. barbecue, and jumps into tunes and dancing at 6:30 p.m. Doval will give a few solo performances, but she also plans to lead the audience in a number of traditional folk dances from around the world. In Nelson, where she currently teaches youth and adults, she is known for her fusion of her own Slavic roots with modern dance, Tango, Cumbia, and East Indian folk dance. Her "Folk Fusion" classes combine fancy folk footwork with whirling dervish spins, big jumps, and dynamic balancing acts. She is also known for encouraging people to get on their feet and "in-joy" the festivities. Heavy Shtetl's members mostly hail from Nelson — with the exception of their tuba player since 2010,

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Catherine McGrath will bring her mandolin to town next week for a performance with her band Heavy Shtetl outside the Rossland Museum.

Michael Gifford of Warfield, known especially in Rossland for his leadership of the Joe Hill Coffeehouse — and the band have been entertaining the streets with their acoustic, old-world sound since 2006. The band plays old standards from New Orleans, Jewish wedding music from Europe, a smattering of French, Russian, and Balkan tunes, and they sing and harmonize in five

languages. Rod Wilson reviewed Heavy Shtetl for the Townsman: "The band and its music is a refreshing change from the guitar dominated music of our times … The musicians in the band are not old but they are certainly 'old worldly'. They are truly professional musicians who come from a mixture of backgrounds and who have played, and still play, in

many diverse bands." Their sweet harmonies and pulsing beat gets an irresistible groove going, and the throwback to different musical eras, including traditional jazz, is a perfect match for the museum. Jazz veteran Dmitro Woychuck will not be able to attend with his sax and clarinet, so Rossland's own Vancouver Symphony clarinetist, Nicola Everton, has stepped up to fill his shoes. Anneke Rosch will work the trombone and trumpet while Catherine McGrath keys down on the accordion and mandolin. The concert is a fundraiser, and Libby Martin of the museum said the money is earmarked "to replace the outdoor signage on the lower and upper levels [of the museum.]" Ultimately, the museum hopes to replace all the signs with a standard design for an "updated and fresher look." Organizers recommend a lawn chair or blanket, but refuse to be deterred by weather and say the concert will go on, rain or shine. Tickets are $18 for adults and $36 for a family of four (if both children are under 14), available at the museum and Rossland Pro hardware.

Rosslander riding through Vietnam for CARE Canada ANDREW BENNETT Rossland News Reporter

Rossland local Lori Heximer heads to Vietnam this September with a mission in mind: She plans to ride her bike for a week over 400 kilometres of back roads with a team of 10 others, each of whom will have raised more than $3,500 in pledges

to fund CARE Canada projects in Vietnam and around the world. Heximer reports that she’s raised 65 per cent of the funds already, mostly through word of mouth among friends, family, and colleagues at the hospital where Heximer works as an X-ray technician and hosted a fundraising lunch. Some $3,045 of that will directly

benefit CARE projects where they are needed most — at the moment, it seems likely that some will help drought-stricken East Africa, but a portion will also go towards projects in Vietnam that primarily help women and children become self-sufficient and start small businesses. Exactly zero will go towards Heximer’s flight or bike trip, all of

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which she is responsible for covering herself. On Sept. 18, the group meets in Ho Chi Minh city, but they won’t start riding right away. “We’re going over to the Cambodian border where one of the CARE projects is, to spend some time there,” Heximer said.

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ROSSLAND MOUNTAIN MARKET Farmer’s market, June 30 to Sept 29, Thursdays from 3 to 6:30pm. For contact and vendor information, visit BUSKERS NEEDED FOR MOUNTAIN MARKET Schedule your show in the busking prime time,

3:30 to 5:30pm. One gig scheduled at a time. Contact 521-2500 to secure a spot. GOLDEN CITY DAYS ARE COMING Sept 9 to 11, Parade on Sept. 10. This year, “Think Gold,”

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THE FALL FAIR IS COMING Sept 9 drop off, Sept. 10 judging and fair. Many categories: flow-

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ers, veggies, preserves, photos, crafts, and more. For information, call 362-9446.

SALSA SUMMER DANCE July 22, $10/person: 8-9pm lesson, latin music from 9-11pm, DJ

from 11pm-1am. Contact Amber:, 368-7618.

DRAGON BOAT - KOOTENAY ROBUSTERS Tue/Thu evenings, Sat morning, May to Sept, Christina Lake. Carpool from Rossland. Contact Mary Hatlevik, 362-9452. All women welcome. Raise awareness of breast cancer, support wellbeing.

Ave. for a map of 10 gardens to tour. Live music and refreshments at organizer Jackie Drysdale’s garden. $6 admission goes to the Rossland Museum.

BARKS & RECREATION DOG TRAINING CLASSES Start anytime: puppies 2-6mo. old, basic obedience, small dog socialization, advanced obedience, tricks and fun. Contact: 521-BARK,, 1396 Cedar Ave.

MUSIC AND FOLK DANCING July 23, 6:30pm, rain or shine, Rossland Museum outdoor

HIP HOP CLASSES For all ages. Contact Megs: 362-3381,

gazebo with Heavy Shtetl and dance instructor Slava Doval. Tickets $18, $36 for a family.

HOOLA-HOOPING CLASSES Tues., Miner’s Hall, with Shauna:

PEOPLE LOVING PEOPLE BENEFIT CONCERTS July 23 and Aug 27, free outdoor concerts, The Spot restaurant, Trail. Local bands include Inflection, Laela Heidt and Speak of the Unknown. Support local youth and a local charity. Visit, 362-7447, $55 for 10, first time free.

ROSSLAND GARDEN TOUR July 23, 9:30am to 2pm, meet at town square on Columbia

HEAVY SHTETL WITH SLAVA DOVAL July 27, 5:30pm BBQ, 6:30pm music and folk dancing at the outdoor gazebo of the Rossland Museum with dance instructor Slava Doval. Tickets $18, $36 for a family, rain or shine. 362-7722 or EDIBLE GARDEN TOUR July 30, 9am to noon, meet at the community garden at the north of

Jubilee Park. Tour three food gardens in Rossland. Contact Hanne Smith: 362-7767. ART SHOW AT THE ROYAL until July 30, 330 Baker St, Nelson. Brian Kabfleisch’s art made

from repurposed historic wood from the Old Fire Hall and BMO buildings in Rossland.

ZUMBA! Mon/Wed 9:30-10:30am. Tues. 6-7pm, Miner’s Hall, dance with Amber: a_ INTERMEDIATE PILATES WITH JACKIE Mon 7:30-8:30pm, Fri 6:30-7:30am, at Better Life

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ton. No experience required. Contact Nicole at 362-9673. OUT OF BOUNDS FITNESS Indoor cycling, Drill Fit, Pilates, strength training, cardio, core, and more. 1995 Columbia, above the Subway. SATURDAY MORNING GROUP TRAIL RUNS 8-9:30am, Saturdays, May to October. Meet

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BC SENIORS’ GAMES, 55+ Aug 16-20. Visit, contact Barb: 362-9489.

ROLLER HOCKEY Fridays, 7pm, Rossland Arena. Co-ed drop in. Hart Joron: 778-588-

YOGA IN THE PARK until Aug 25 with Kerry Turner: Mon & Wed, 5-6pm, Webster


Elementary, Warfield. Tue, 5-6pm, Irwin Park, Rossland. Thurs, 12:10-12:50pm, Jubilee Park, Trail. Visit, or contact 512-9644.

SHUTTLE RIDES Wed. and Thu. nights, Pick-up 5:45pm at Revolution Cycles, Drop-off

FIRST EARTH SPIRIT GATHERING Aug 26-28, Crescent Valley. A weekend celebration in

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LESSONS AT LOOLU’S LOST SHEEP Knit, crochet. $2 drop-in. Call 362-5383.

ANNUAL KIDNEY WALK Aug 28, 9am registration, Gyro Park, to support organ donation

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gust, 3pm and 7:30pm, Miners’ Hall. Visit FOUR WINDS DAYCARE SUMMER CAMP 8am-4pm, $45/day. Half days ($25.50) available for

3-5 year olds. Bike Camp (July 4-8), Summer Games (July 11-15), Nature Week (July 1822), Walk in the Park (July 25-29), Track and Field (Aug 2-5), Pirates and Fantasy (Aug 8-12), Bike Camp (Aug 15-19), Art in the Park (Aug 22-26). Contact 362-5233. GYMNASTICS SUMMER CAMPS 1501 Cedar Ave, Trail, with coach Nicola Marynowski: 18

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MOTHER GOOSE Rhymes, songs, finger plays and stories, 10:30-11:30am, Thursdays at KOOTENAY DANCE WORKS Ages 3 to adult. Ballet, African, modern and more. Contact

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STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY Fridays at the Rossland Library: Tots (ages 3-5) 10:15-

10:45 am and Books for Babies (under 3) 11:00-11:30 am. Drop-in. A parent or guardian must remain in the program room for the duration.

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COLUMBIA DISTRICT GIRL GUIDES Columbia District Girl Guides has units from Rossland to Salmo for girls aged 5 to 17. Call 250-367-7115. Leaders also wanted.

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

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From there, the group will return to Ho Chi Minh city and fly a little way up the coast to Quy Nhon, where they’ll start biking. “We mostly ride along the coast and go through a lot of the smaller towns,” Heximer said. “Our longest day is 90 kilometers, but it’s not a crazy fitness ride.” They’ll be on hybrid mountain bikes for the week as they wend their way north as far as Hue, where they will board the Reunification Express train to Hanoi. The group will pass rice fields, villages, salt farms, fish farms, and beautiful beaches. They will visit the sobering memorial for the My Lai Massacre and tackle the lofty bluffs of the Hai Van Pass as they cross the watershed between north and south. They will also visit the Forbidden Palace of the past emperors of Vietnam and watch the famous Water Puppet Theatre in Hanoi. “I think it’s going to be fun, I’m getting quite excited,” Heximer said. “I found it in a magazine,” she explained. “I’ve always wanted to travel to this part of the world. I’m not one of those crazy Rosslanders, but I do like to bike!” Although Heximer has been to Hong Kong once before, this will be her first immersion into Asia, a place “I always wanted to travel to and do volunteer work,” she said. “My husband didn’t want to go. My girls both wanted to go, but they’re in school,” she said. “So I’m going on my own.” She’s already considering ways she can volunteer for a longer period on her next trip, perhaps donating her skills with the X-ray. She may have found a placement in Haiti, but

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Lori Heximer heads to Vietnam for an extended fundraising bike trip this September.

in the meantime, she said, “One thing at a time; this is a good step to see how I like it.” Heximer’s no stranger to fundraising, having done a marathon in Ireland to support the arthritis society. For her current project she still must raise more than $1,000. She has plans. One of them is to cook a Vietnamese dinner for a large group of friends who will donate for their dinner. The other: “I’m probably going to do a beer and burger night at the pub,” she said. Currently 10 people are on the trip, but there is still space for a few more to join the ride. There are some riders from Ontario, three from Alberta, “and I’m the only one from B.C.,” Heximer said. If you are interested, go to and navigate to “Cycle for CARE Vietnam 2011,” or contact Heximer. If you would like to donate to Heximer’s cause, contact her at or 362-9586.

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Free workshop on ‘Birthing from Within’ ANDREW BENNETT Rossland News Reporter

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Prenatal educator and doula Delia Aaron will return to Rossland on Sept. 15 for a free twohour introduction to “Birthing From Within,” a holistic — physical, mental, and spiritual — approach to childbirth and beyond. Aaron’s previous workshop in Rossland on May 7 was a success, so she decided to return

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with another “sampler” for the full 16-hour Birthing From Within course. She will offer this course at her Nelson studio for six Tuesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 27. Birthing From Within is “not just another birthing class,” Aaron said. It’s both “informational and transformational,” intended to help expectant mothers find awareness of their body and emotions, and confidence in their intuition. The course begins with “centring practices and awareness techniques,” and moves into the stages of labour, informed consent, partner’s roles, how to ask health care questions, how to create a birth space, and finally looking beyond birth to meeting the unknown, diapering, swaddling, breastfeeding, and more. “The best time to enrol is at five months or more in pregnancy,” Aaron said. “The closer a woman is to her due date, the more she will recall the techniques learned in class.” The course is not only for women; “it includes the papas too,” she said. In parents’ lives, “this is a time of continuous learning and adjustment,” and it is one of Aaron’s guiding principles that fathers and birth partners need support and education to assist the birth itself as “guardians or loving partners, not as coaches,” and to feel prepared for the transition to parenthood. A longtime yoga instructor, Aaron completed her training in holistic childbirth in California five years ago, and has taught childbirth preparation and postpartum classes for four years. She opened The Sistering Tree in Nelson and offers full doula services and private sessions in addition to courses to help women manage menstruation and track fertility. The studio has become a hub for new families in Nelson and has received a lot of excited reviews from Nelson families who thank her “honest, grounded, and heartfelt presence,” among other accolades, but now she hopes to branch out to Rossland, Trail, and Castlegar. The full six-week Birthing From Within course is a “reliable alternative or complement” to the public health prenatal classes offered at Selkirk College, Aaron said, with content focused on building the mother’s inner awareness. Pam England, the author and founder of Birthing From Within, writes, “A new mother, with only months or weeks before giving birth, does not have time to gather, learn, and assimilate all the information out there. Many women are conditioned to believe that if they have lots of information, then they will ‘pass the test’ or be able to control their birth outcome.” England suggests this “addiction” can be counterproductive to what she considers a fundamental task of pregnancy: “to consciously tune into, develop, and trust your own, new, maternal intuition. While you are growing a baby in your belly, it is an optimal time to grow awareness and gut instinct.” The course covers a broad range of practices, reinforced with hands on activities and dialogue, but Aaron stressed that the practices and new awareness are equally applicable regardless of the way a woman chooses to give birth. “A mother could have every intervention in the book and still be birthing in-awareness,” England writes, unchanged by cesarian operations or epidural injections. “I trust a mother’s intuition regarding where she wants to give birth, whether it be at home or in the hospital,” Aaron said. “I can assist in

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creating an environment where she can give birth in the most undisturbed way possible. I offer guidance in meeting the unknown in birth, by releasing attachment to the outcome, since there is no guarantee of what a birth will look like.” “A lot of women, because they’re working with such a powerful unknown going into childbirth, have an ideal outcome in mind. But sometimes that vision falls apart,” Aaron explained, “and that leads to birth trauma.” She gave the example of an unexpected medical intervention: “If we find ourselves under a bright light in the O.R., how can we make that birth yours, so you’re not a victim?” “Ultimately I want to help you find security in the freedom of trusting yourself, and tap into the wisdom of your own body so that you know how to meet each moment of labour and birth,” she said, citing practices such as breath awareness, visualization, massage, toning, and positioning. Among her guiding principles, Aaron believes “childbirth is a rite of passage, not a medical event,” even if medical care plays a role. To this end, she offers tools to help demystify the medical side of the experience, suggesting important questions to ask health care providers — midwives, doctors, and nurses — to avoid “blind faith” in health authorities, and strategies to make a “win-win” team with doctors. As a doula, she offers “emotional support and physical guidance to labouring women,” meeting with them several times before the birth, helps partners experience the whole process, and then giving postpartum home support. She also offers tools that activate women’s “evolving process of self-discovery,” and “creative self-expression,” to prepare for pain and unwelcome events. “We have lots of exercises to prepare women to trust their bodies’ ability to give birth,” she said. Perhaps most importantly, Aaron advised that these practices “work best when integrated into daily life, rather than dusted off for labour.” Aaron’s workshop is free and runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Rossland Library. She offers a $25 discount on the full Birthing From Within course to people who participate in the Rossland workshop. Pre-register by phone, 551-3156, or by email:, or visit for more information.

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Learning to ‘Navigate Nature’ ANDREW BENNETT Rossland News Reporter

Eight excited kids went for a hike up KC Ridge on Tuesday to collect dye plants for projects from plant goo paintings to wish flags, all part of their week-long "Navigating Nature" camp. Hope Donovan was keen to point out all the different colours they hoped to find in flowers, stems, berries, grasses, and mushrooms. "I want to bring them home to dye my plain white tshirts," she beamed. "We're hoping to do some experimenting," said Katie Wallace, the camp leader. "We'll also collect some things we know dye colours," such as lilac stems for a yellow-green, or dandelion and yarrow roots for various shades of gold. The day before, on Monday, "we learned different names of stuff," Hope said, recalling alfalfa and lilacs. They also made rubbings of cedar and fir branches using crayons and played guess-the-plant. "People picked lots of stuff, because there's lots of plants there," Hope added. Looking to the rest of the week, the group will use alum as a mordant to fix the dyes — although Wallace said, "I think I might bring in some vinegar too, just to see the difference," — and they'll use the colours for all kinds of paintings on silk to make into wish flags. This is the first time Wallace has done a camp like this, but the supply teacher with more than 10 years experience as a ski instructor — most recently the assistant director of ski school at Castle Mountain — said "it's a fun way to spend the summer." "The kids are really into it," she said, "and they know a lot already. They're recognizing a lot of plants and trees, and getting some good treasures." The purpose of the camp, besides having a good time in nature and with art, is to foster stewardship of our natural environment in the young campers. "It is important to know about your local environment," Wallace said. "I'm really excited to be able to run this camp, and the two others I have coming up this summer: a music camp using things found on hikes, and a weaving camp

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Camp leader Katie Wallace stands behind her enthused group of nature walkers up on KC Ridge. Back row: Nick Scully, Anna Anhel, Hope Donovan, Ben Scully, Kian Merringer. Front row: Max Anhel, Logan Merringer, and Malia.

making dream catchers and wind chimes." The camps combine Wallace's love of teaching, "seeing the thrill of discovery on the campers faces," and her love of the outdoors, learning about local plants and trees. Her knowledge of natural dyes and other wildcrafts is largely self-taught, she said, growing "from a lifetime of playing and living outside." She grew up among farmers in Ontario, and she and her sisters were "always busy with many projects." Wallace completed teacher's college at the University of Western Ontario, specializing in visual arts and history at the middle and high school levels, but her experience as a ski instructor makes her more familiar with younger kids, like the seven to 10 year olds at her camp. Still leading a nomadic life that prevents a garden, "rather than having garden goodies to fill my cupboards," she said, "I've been learning about what can be used from nature in my dayto-day life. This goes for food, teas, salves, tinctures, and art supplies." Underlining the importance of building a local awareness of nature's gifts, she said: "I think any major change that needs to happen globally in regard to our relationship with the environment and how we treat our natural resources and the planet should start in our own backyards."

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Editor: Robson Fletcher Publisher: Karen Bennett 2114 Columbia Ave., Rossland

Here’s to farmers and fresh food It’s great to see the Mountain Market flourish this year, and next week’s will hit high gear to coincide with Farmers Appreciation Week — July 31 to Aug. 6 — a province-wide celebration of our food growers. Class act musicians Shera Kelly and Julia Spitale from Vancouver will hold court on Thursday afternoon, July 28, as they tour Canada in support of local, organic food. As they perform at farms, markets, and house concerts across B.C. and beyond, “we are trying to create more exposure for sustainable farming practices,” Kelly told the Rossland News. The pair are bringing along a documentary filmmaker to capture the places they visit and the people they meet, blending their vision for a better world with clear vocals, clever lyrics, and upbeat arrangements. “We are looking forward to playing in Rossland,” Kelly said, “It’s such a beautiful town.” “We’re amped!” said market co-ordinator Rachael Roussin. “Shopping at farmers markets supports local farmers directly, which helps improve food security in our region and gives our communities access to safe and healthy food.” Only 1.5 per cent of British Columbians farm, but they produce almost half of all the food the province consumes. “British Columbians depend on B.C. farmers and B.C. farmland,” the B.C. Farmers Market Association writes. “It is wonderful that these musicians are traveling around to draw attention to this very worthy cause,” Roussin said. The musicians are not paid, so the market encourages patrons to show their appreciation with toonies and loonies in the musicians’ hat. Check out Kelly’s music at and Spitale’s at We want to hear from you.

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New brochures in the works The recreation department is currently working on the fall and winter brochure. The brochure typically spans the months of September to December but in the interest of saving paper, printing costs and administrative time, the rec department will combine the fall and winter brochures into one, spanning the months of September to March. If you have a hobby or an interest and would like to offer a program that falls into these months, please contact our department to discuss available options. The deadline for receiving information is the end of July. Interested in checking out some local gardens for ideas and networking opportunities? The Museum Fundraiser Garden Tour features 10 local gardens on Saturday July 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $6 with proceeds going to the Rossland Museum. Tickets are available at Town Square on Columbia Avenue on Saturday, July 23 where you will receive a map showing the locations of the ten participating gardens on the tour. For more information, please contact Jackie Drysdale at 250-3623323. There’s an outdoor concert at the Rossland Museum on Wednesday, July 27 starting at 6:30 p.m. with the barbecue starting at 5:30 p.m. The band - Heavy Shtetl with dance instructor Slava Doval, will feature an entertaining night of music and

folk dancing. Tickets, $36 for a family of four, and $18 for adults, can be purchased at the Rossland Museum or at Rossland Pro Hardware. Bring a lawn chair and blanket for this great evening of family fun. For more information contact the Museum at 250-362-7722 or toll free at 1-888-448-7444. The concert will take place in the outdoor gazebo so if the weather is less than great, the concert will still go on. AquaTot lessons at the pool are on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the duration of the summer from 11:30 a.m. to noon. This lesson is for parents and tots to enjoy social time in the water and introduce skills like buoyancy, movement, floating and active water play. Tots will be assessed on the Red Cross Preschool levels Starfish, Duck and Sea Turtle. Once your little one has shown mastery of certain skills, they’ll move up to the next level. The guards will keep track of your little person’s progress. When one level is completed, you’ll receive your child’s first Red Cross Swimming Lessons booklet to keep track of their progression for the next few years. The lessons are drop-in and parents can enjoy coming as often or as little as summer holidays permit. Cost is $2 for members and $3 for non-members. Early morning lap swim at the Rossland Pool is now on Tuesday mornings, from 7-8 a.m. Cost is $2

for members and $5 for non members. The Rossland Public Library has its summer reading club information out and this year’s theme is “Savour Each Word… discover the deliciousness of reading.” With games to play, crafts to make and stories to tell, there’s lots of fun to be had. For more information about age groups and times, please contact the library at 250-362-7611 or HYPERLINK “mailto:rplsrc@” Looking for some new places to explore around town? The Kootenay Columbia Trails Society built a few new trails around town last summer and is hard at work again this summer. The Louis Joe Trail is new and starts on Washington Street, right below Thompson Ave. on the east side of the road. The trail winds along behind houses and then meanders off into the forest, across the Trail Creek along to a scenic overlook and finally ends at Redstone. You can link this trail by turning left and walking along the road, and then left again – up the historic Wagon Road, to Irwin Ave. The new Heritage Walking Tour of downtown Rossland is also a great way to get outside for an informative and interesting stroll through history. New maps are available at City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Rossland.

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The Café Books book club is meeting tomorrow, from 6 to 8 p.m., to re-live the hilarity of The Woefield Poultry Collective by Susan Juby. Liz Anderson of Café Books said there's still time to read the book, admitting she's only just started it herself. But so far, she reports, "it's laugh out loud." Anderson dove into the first chapters on the ferry back from Victoria, but couldn't contain her outbursts and suffered looks from the other passengers. "The book's a gong show," she laughed, "but it's funny!" Prudence, a broke and idealistic foodie from New York inherits her uncle's farm on Vancouver Island, "so she drops everything and goes," Anderson said. She turns up at the farm, "and Woefield is a good name for it: It's essentially a rock farm with one half-sheared sheep." The novel unfolds from the perspective of Prudence and three others who join together in an unlikely union with poor odds of success: A 70-year-old curmudgeonly farmhand who plays banjo, an agoraphobic and alcoholic neighbour, and an 11-year old poultry fancier who needs a place to store her prize-winning chickens. "There are close to five or six book clubs in Rossland," Anderson guessed, though she is not a member of any of them. They take turns hosting club meetings at their houses, so are limited by the available space and "it seems that they're all quite full." Anderson was in a book club when she moved back to town a year ago, "but that one fell apart," she said. Then she thought to herself while working the shelves and espresso counter of Café Books: "We're a bookstore, why don't we have a book club?" "We've had two meetings so far," she said. "They were great, and we have 25 people signed up."

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Usually about half the members turn up. "Not everyone can make it, not everyone's read the book," Anderson explained. "There's no pressure. We're pretty easy going." It's easy to join in and Anderson said that sometimes people come who haven't even read the book. "You try to read it, anyway," she said, "then we all get together and bring chips and brownies and other stuff to snack on, and we just start talking, and usually won't stop until the shop closes up and everyone has to leave. "The conversation takes a life of it's own," Anderson said. "You start it, and it rarely stops on its own." Club members discuss what they liked or didn't like, a striking passage, the style of writing, characters, and impressions. For Anderson, "the best books are when not everyone likes them, and you can argue a little bit." It's hard to imagine controversy over the comic twists of The Poultry Collective, almost universally accepted as hilarious, but Anderson said, "there's a possibility it's too funny for people, some people like serious, heavy literature." At the end of each meeting, club members choose the next book — fun to do when surrounded by shelves of quality literature — and pick a date to meet again. Contact the café at 362-5333 for more information.

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When Richie Mann was a kid in 1930s Rossland — living on 3rd Avenue in what is now Nillan Sandstrom's house, surrounded by fields as far as the railway — there were only two things he wanted to do: "Play fiddle and work with horses." He's spent almost every day of his life with horses, but it wasn't until he was 70 that a leg infection finally sat him down long enough to learn the fiddle. Now Richie has played fiddle for eight years — playing with his wife Audrey who reignited her childhood passion for the piano — and he has led the footstomping, fun-loving Golden City Fiddlers (GCF) for five years. To watch him throw down a jig you'd think he'd been playing since he was a kid, like his fiddling grandson Gabe. "I love fiddle music," Richie said at his home, surrounded by sheet music, CDs, a delicious meal prepared by Audrey, and an impressive list of gigs that runs from the Golden City Days and Fall Fair, to the Winter Carnival Variety Show, Earth Day, Lions barbecues, legion dances, Salvation Army benefits, church events, wedding receptions, the Joe Hill Coffeehouse, (which the Manns attend without fail,) not to mention a regular circuit of the region's seniors' homes, from Mountainside in Fruitvale and Columbiaview in Trail, to the Castlewood, Castleview, and Rosewood homes in Castlegar. Richie's father passed away in February 2003, and "I got his fiddle," Richie said. "I brought it home and bought a beginner book by Gordon Stobbe, with a CD, and started work." "He'd sit there and play on his fiddle for hours every day," Audrey recalled. "And I'd go to town," she laughed, "or work in the garden." Richie saw an ad for a fiddle camp with Gordon Stobbe in Castlegar, and he took it as a universal sign.

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"I put in for the camp, and figured I'd be the old fart with all these young kids," he said. "Well, I went to this camp and there was only one child, the rest of us were adults!" His diligent practice had already paid off: Playing St. Anne's Reel after only two months, he was bumped up a level. And his enthusiasm rubbed off on the family. Audrey hit the keys again for the first time since her mother died in 1946. Audrey was just 13 at the time and had been playing piano for three years, but her stepmother sold the piano. She didn't have one again until she married Richie, but by then her busy life with kids, farm work, and other jobs kept her away from music. The contagion spread, and Gabe picked up a fiddle in the fall.

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"That was really cute," Audrey recalled. "Little Gabe was only seven, sitting there with Richie playing their fiddles." "He was picking it up just from what I was doing," Richie recalled with the glow of a grandfather's pride. Now he's feeling overtaken by the young musician: "He's starting to get a little vibrato, that turkey!" Four years ago, Gabe roped Richie into his first fiddle competition. "If you go into this competition, I'll go in," Richie told Gabe. "Well, I'm going in Grandpa," young Gabe replied.

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Richie laughed, “Well damn, I was committed.” “I was in the senior category of course. These guys had fiddled all their lives. Some of them would hold it way down here and just saw out the tunes!” Although Richie came last, he got support from the likes of John Arkan, a famous fiddler, who made a point of telling him “way to go.” Gabe and Audrey joined in for the 2004 camp along with founding GCF fiddlers Yvonne Amundsen, Sheila Vockeroth, fiddle teacher Janis Anderson, and longtime fiddler (and fiddle-camper) John Milosevich. Attending the fiddle camp is a tradition the GCF fiddlers have maintained right up to last week’s camp. Audrey found fiddle camp a lot of fun, but was surprised by how much there was to learn. She grew up under the staid influence of the Toronto Royal Conservatory, but “they didn’t want you playing by ear, they didn’t like it. Only by notes,” Audrey laughed. “Suddenly you have to play by ear and you’re like, wait a minute, I don’t even have an ear. I knew what chords were, but I didn’t know what people used them for!” Today, although her modesty prevents her from saying so, Audrey can comfortably jump in on a tune by ear. “You’ve been banging out tunes pretty good for quite a while,” Richie told her. By the third year, “we were getting a few tunes under our belt and we were starting to think we should get a group together and go and play at the old folk’s homes,” Richie said. He and Audrey set up practices out at their farm on Richie road, parallel to Mann road — no coincidence as Richie and Audrey once owned 500 acres beside Red Mountain — and the gang got grooving, now joined by Norma and Mike Spatari. Soon their ranks were strengthened with Denise Ford on keys and the mellifluous tones of Dave Rusnell’s guitar. “When I look back four years, when we first played at the United Church, I thought we were pretty good,” Richie said. “We weren’t,” Audrey clarified. “Probably not. But when I look at it now, the tune was okay, we were just slow. We weren’t

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AT TOP: The Golden City Fiddlers' float at last year's Golden City Days parade in which the band earned "Best Musical Entry." ABOVE: The Golden City Fiddlers play at Museum Day earlier this spring.

banging them out like we are now.” Nothing could hold back Richie’s ambition to be on stage giving people joy on the dance floor, and soon the group was working Mike Robin’s house parties and other gigs. Over the years some have come and gone, though the core has remained the same, now bolstered by Nillan Sandstrom, Doug Halladay, and Glenn Carson on guitar, Chuck Cram on bass and mandolin, John Bishop on banjo and guitar, and Rosie Caron, Jim Jeffries, and Andrew Bennett on fiddle. The couple’s story deserves a book or more, with chapters on Rossland’s early years, packing horses with Wilf Gibbard, a love affair in Vancouver, oil prospecting through Alberta, surveying across B.C., working as a farrier, putting their all on a beef farm and orchard in Grand Forks, and losing it all when the banks manipulated interest rates as if to squeeze out small farmers in the 1980s. But Audrey and Richie haven’t looked back — it’s not in the nature of the hard working, loving, and happy couple — and now Audrey practices piano even more than Richie, while he cracks the GCF whip. The gaggle of musicians gets together for tunes on a regular basis, spiced with wine, Audrey’s yummy cakes, and plenty of good times.

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When an eighty year old woman approached Mac and told him she needed another person to play bocce, he said sure, that he would try it. The next thing you know Mac came home with a Bronze Medal. He and

Mac tells the story of being in Prince George and meeting an Italian competitor who realized that Mac lives in Castlegar which is so close to Trail that Mac must speak Italian. So for the rest of the competition, whenever he saw Mac, he spoke Italian. Mac thinks they Ita became friends, but isn’t b completely sure. co Kathy explains how peoK ple p go to the games to do d their best and, while winning is the goal, comw petition is friendly but p spirited. All people are sp welcome at the games w

and as Kathy, who is legally blind, points out all types of disabilities are accommodated She goes on to say how meeting people at the Games year after year, is like a family reunion and you visit with your brothers and sisters. The comaraderie is wonderful and, when you win a medal, you feel so good. Fellow competitors are congratulatory and you just feel very proud. Over the years Mac and Kathy have participated in bocce, carpet bowling and this year they are trying something different and are looking forward to competing in floor curling. They have been practicing floor curling at the Castlegar Seniors Center where they are both very active. Within the Castlegar Seniors Center Kathy is a major fund raiser for Zone 6 and last year raised over 5600 dollars for the zone. This

year she has already passed the 5000 dollar level. Mac is Zone 6 chairperson so he gets the duty and responsibility of running all the meetings and coordinating all that is going on in the Zone. Bud Gregory, Mac and Kathy’s nephew, is new to the Games and is no where near being a senior. However in the family tradition, Bud has willingly volunteered to be the sport chairperson for Carpet Bowling. Bud explains that there is a really steep “learning curve” occurring with this new commitment of carpet bowling which will be held at Stanley Humphries Secondary School All three encourage the community to get involved and at the very least get out and watch the games at the various venues. All the best to the Gregorys.

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CONTROLLER A well established Kelowna based, underground utilities /road contractor has an immediate requirement for a controller. The successful applicant will have over five years of experience in the construction field after completion of their accounting designation, CA, CGA. They will be required to perform all aspects of accounting cycle up to and including financial statements. We are an aggressive company and require a strong aggressive person that is ready to take on new challenges and grow with the company. Remuneration complete with benefit package will be consummate with experience. Please reply to the Administrator by fax at 250-7659603, or phone 250-7659601.

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Continuing Medical Education Coordinator (part time)

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The position is up to an average of 14 hours per week and will involve home-based working. Travel across the region is involved, so the coordinator will need transportation.

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Visit the Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice website for a full job description: Please email your resume with a letter outlining the skills you bring to this job to: Abby Oosthuyzen or mail it to: The Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice, PO Box 9, Nelson, BC V1L 5P7 Closing date: July 31st 2011

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Millwright/Welder/Fabricator position available at North Okanagan Sawmill. The right individual is offered competitive wages and comprehensive benefit pkg. Fax resume to 250-838-9637

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eh have streamlined and consolidated our operations to create the NEW Wynndel Box & Lumber, and we will continue to provide the Specialty Forest Products and solid employment people have come to expect for the last 98 years.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (Closing date: August 12, 2011) As Wynndel Box & Lumber has grown tremendously over the last number of years, our fibre demands have also grown. We have a very sound marketing strategy providing products of the highest quality that are shipped around the world. Our sales have outgrown our ability to source fibre under our present structure. We are, therefore looking to hire a:

Log Purchasing Manager r This person would demonstrate strong communication skills as networking and collaborating with colleagues would form the basis of this position. r Experience in log purchasing and/or log sales is required. r Knowledge of interior log species and interior log grades is also required. r Professional designation not required but considered a strong attribute.

r Responsibilities would include liaising with local log suppliers, Mills, Ministry of Forest Staff etc. to procure and secure log supply for our milling operations. r Required to perform other forestry related activities as required by the company. r The person would work closely with the Woodlands Manager. r The successful candidate would report directly to Chief Operations Officer. r Salary commensurate with Experience.

Contact: Colin Parsons: 250-402-3734

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Prince Rupert, BC has an immediate opening for a Journeyman Technician Chrysler experience preferred, will consider 3rd or 4th year apprentice. Top wages and relocation bonus to the right candidate. Apply by email:, FAX (250)624-3214 Attn Service Manager, or by mail 1105 Chamberlin Ave, Prince Rupert, BC , V8J 4J5 DL#24707 RS Line Contracting Co. Ltd. (a Western Canadian Powerline Co.) is looking to hire the following for a project starting in Golden BC: July 2011-Sept 2012

• Office Administrators • Equipment Operators/Truck Drivers • Labourers • Journey Linemen • Powerline Apprentices • Certified Safety Personnel • HD Mechanic

The Lemare Group is currently seeking the following positions: • Hoe Chucker/Loader Operator, • Boom man • A-frame Dump Machine Operator • Grapple Yarder Operator • Hook Tender • Chaser • 2nd Loader/Buckerman • 980 Dryland Sort Operator for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Fax resume to 250-956-4888 or email:

Medical/Dental Medical Office Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Dr’s need Medical Office & Medical Admin staff!! No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available! 1-888-778-0459

Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians We are currently accepting applications for Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians. We have BC branches in Prince George, Penticton, Kamloops, Burnaby, Williams Lake, Quesnel, Nanaimo, Cranbrook, Vernon, Fort St John, Langley, Campbell River and a Yukon branch in Whitehorse. Parker Pacific is an industry leader in heavy equipment sales & service. Since 1949, The Inland Group has grown to over 900 employees & 20 locations in North America. We are always seeking talented people to join our service team and enjoy a great career path. Send resume & covering letter stating locations of interest to Lori Willcox at lwillcox@ or Fax: 604-608-3156

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Rossland News is currently seeking an editor to manage its weekly community newspaper in the beautiful City of Rossland. The editor is based out of our Rossland of½ce. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in community and become an active member of the community. The successful candidate will be responsible for setting the vision for this community newspaper. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who works well as a member of a diverse and unique team. Quali½cations: Pro½ciency with InDesign and Photoshop are required as is a background in the community newspaper industry. Other quali½cations include: Previous experience in the community newspaper industry; Post secondary education/preferably college diploma in journalism; Photography skills and own camera equipment required; Page layout skills required; Excellent verbal and written communication skills required; Own transportation required. The salary is commensurate with experience. Please send resume (with references), clippings and a cover letter to: Karen Bennett at Black Press 2114 Columbia Ave., Rossland Box 970 V0G 1Y0 Fax: (250) 362-2173

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Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay HAY for sale, small square bales, no rain, Creston area. Call (250) 428-1793.

Merchandise for Sale

Farm Equipment JD 4230 100hp tractor, $18,500. JD 2130 w/loader, $17,000. JD 5400 4WD w/loader, $18,500. MF 135 w/loader, $7,500. JD 6400 FWD w/loader, $36,000. JD 435 4X6 baler, $9,500. NH 1037 bale wagon, $11,500. NH S 1048 bale wagon, $18,500. NH 1032 bale wagon, $6,500. JD 348 baler, $13,000. Bauer reel w/2” hose, $4,500. Ed De Boer 250-838-7362.

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used / Damaged 40’ insulated makes great shop. Only $2300! Needs door and 40’HC $2800 No Rust! Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage. Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108

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Misc. Wanted I Buy old Coins, Collections, Silver, Gold, Olympic sets etc. Chad: 250-863-3082 (Local)

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Rentals Duplex / 4 Plex Rossland, Close to downtown 1bd on main, plus large loft, WD, F/S large flat yard, $600/mo 362-5843, 364-8282

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20 ACRE Ranch Foreclosures Near Booming El Paso, Texas Was $16,900, Now $12,900, $0 Down, take over payments, $99/mo. Beautiful views, owner financing, FREE map/pictures 800-755-8953. TEXAS LAND Foreclosures! 20/40 acre tracts. Near growing El Paso-Was $16,900 (USD) Now $12,900 (USD) $0 Down, take over payments,$99/mo. (USD) Beautiful views, owner financing, FREE map/pictures.866-4840857 (US)

Clean 2+BRM house in Rossland, close to schools and downtown. Large yard, covered parking, w/d/f/s/dw. avail Sept 1, $900/mo. 250-8254181 or Lower Rossland 3 bedroom house with garage, large yard & deck. Available immediately. 250.362.2105. Long term tenant.

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Family of 5 looking to rent in the Fruitvale, Warfield or Rossland areas for August. Would prefer 3-4 bedroom and a yard. Excellent tenants with secure income looking for long-term. Call Monika or Fred 250-358-7794

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Forestry Crewman, Forestry Technician (RFT or FIT) FULL TIME / SEASONAL Hedberg Associates, based in Squamish, B.C., is a diversified forestry and natural resource management company. The firm provides consulting services to the forest industry, clean energy sector, telecommunication and transmission/distribution line industry. Hedberg Associates continues to specialize in forest management, silviculture, operational planning, cutting permit development and appraisals, including field layout of roads and cut blocks. We are a growing company looking for senior forestry crewman and experienced field technicians. The successful candidate should have a minimum of 5 to 7 years of forestry experience. We are a highly motivated group of individuals and will provide employees the opportunity to continue their advancement in the forest and other natural resource industries. Employees will be responsible for completing road location and block layout, traversing, collecting mapping and site plan information and preparation of operation plans. Transmission and distribution line layout and transmission line vegetation management. The position will be predominantly field based with work in all types of weather and terrain. We are a local company but require some work to be completed in remote locations. Squamish is a vibrant and growing community located between Vancouver and Whistler. Dubbed Canada’s “Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada”, it offers world-class mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, backcountry skiing and many more outdoor pursuits. Salary: Competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Job Qualifications: • Proficient with all basic forestry field equipment. • Valid B.C. Drivers Licence. • Healthy, fit individuals who are able to complete work in a variety of outdoor environments. • Forestry experience, knowledge or training and capable of supervising others. • Familiarity with Road Eng, Word and Excel would be an asset. Application Instructions: Application deadline for all positions will be Friday, August 5, 2011. All individuals who apply will be contacted. Please email resumes with a cover letter and two references to

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OKANAGAN’S Largest Used Car Super Store. Always open online at: www.bcmotor 250-545-2206

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GOLF carts/utility vehicles gas and electric,clearance priced at click Summer Sizzler Sale 1866-886-6893

Scrap Car Removal SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288


For Sale: A Cabin on the Lake The Kootenay Queen • 1976 30ft cabin cruiser with a 185 merc • Full galley (fridge, stove, sink, furnace, toilet) • Fold down table for a queen sized bed • Fold up bunk beds • VHF radio • Hull is sound, galley is dated. • Low draft • 200 hrs on new engine • A great boat that needs some TLC. $12,000.00 invested, will take offers starting at $9K Call 250-358-7794 or email for more information

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