Megan Biermann testing her luck fishing in the fishpond.

Grand reopening for the thrift shop

On Saturday, October 18 the Rossland Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop held a grand reopening to celebrate recent renovations.

  • Oct. 23, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Josefin Svedberg

Rossland News

On Saturday, October 18 the Rossland Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop held a grand reopening to celebrate recent renovations.

Last spring, black mold was found in the ceiling. Dave Braithwaite and crew implemented the extensive renovations to improve the previous store. The most significant change is the brand new stairs.

“Now every thing is bright and clean and our new stairs are awesome,” says President Joan Hanson. The stairs were previously located in the back corner with a path past the sorting room, making it tricky for both thrift shop volunteers and customers to have a pleasant shopping experience.

The stairs were narrow with a low ceiling and a bend which made it almost impossible to meet in the middle of the stairs and see if anyone was coming from the other direction.

“We have a room just for sorting now,” explains past president Sharon Hansen. Customers had to walk past the room during the previous store layout, making it difficult for them to keep their hands away and to let the volunteers do their job.

“We use everything we can by selling items, making rags, redirecting clothing and recycling,” adds Hanson. The Rossland Health Care Auxiliary also donates their money to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Foundation and other health care organizations in Rossland and Trail.

The organization gets a list from the hospital and can decide which things on the hospital’s bucket list they want to contribute to.

“We want to know where the money is going,” says Hansen.

During the reopening, the thrift shop was filled with excited shoppers who took part in the celebrations. There was a ribbon cutting ceremony, a kids fishpond, and cake and drinks were served.

The store has extended their hours and is open on Wednesdays and Fridays as usual, and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..

 

Just Posted

Carfentanil found for first time in Castlegar

Killer opiod found in local illegal drug market

Rossland’s Seven Summits school gets grant to grow global presence

Centre for Learning hopes to triple the number of international students it has

Rural dividend grants awarded in Kootenay West

Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy made the grant announcements in Trail on Thursday

Rossland skiier places third at U19 Canadian Ski Cross

Rossland’s Sage Stefani finished out a successful season.

Warfield elementary school celebrating 70 years

Webster Elementary School officially opened April 23, 1949; open house and events planned next week

Easter bombings a response to New Zealand attacks, says Sri Lanka minister

The Islamic State group asserted it was responsible for the nine bombings

New commemorative loonie marking ‘progress’ for LGBTQ2 people to be unveiled today

But advocates say it mistakenly suggests equality has been achieved largely as a result of government actions

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s lawyer show is turning into a horror movie

Court actions pile up over pipelines, car insurance, care aides

PHOTOS: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says ‘I do’ on Earth Day

May and John Kidder got married Monday morning in Victoria

Sri Lanka invokes war-time military powers after nearly 300 killed in Easter bombings

Sri Lanka’s minister of tourism says 39 foreign tourists were killed in the Easter Sunday attacks

Ex-mayor of northern village claims its drivers are overpaying ICBC $1,800 a year

Darcy Repen says data shows Telkwa households are being ripped off for car insurance

Deadly synthetic drug found in Kamloops that puts users in ‘zombielike’ state

Interior Health warning says substance causes ‘speedy, trippy-like symptoms’ and hallucinations

Trudeau to be portrayed on ‘Simpsons’ episode

Toronto journalist who’s posted videos of himself doing impressions of the PM voiced him for the show

Elizabeth May’s wedding dress a ‘walk through a garden’ on Earth Day

Green Party leader set to get married in Victoria

Most Read