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Nakusp takes West Kootenay Peewee House banner

Nakusp Peewee House team proved they’re ready to go in any weather this past weekend. CLAIRE PARADIS/ARROW LAKES NEWS

By Claire Paradis Arrow Lakes News

Arriving just in time to watch the close of the third period of the West Kootenay Peewee playoffs on Sunday was a real treat, the perfect way to come back home to Nakusp after a few weeks away. Nakusp was home to the league playoffs from Feb. 24-

26, which saw seven teams visiting our town: Nelson 1 and 2, Castlegar 1 and 2, Rossland/Trail 2 (the Wildcats, an all-girl team), Beaver Valley, and Boundary. Unfortunately, Rossland/Trail 1 decided to sit this one out. Games were played starting Friday and ran until Sunday afternoon when the final game decided who would take home the West Kootenay banner.

The crowd’s excitement could be heard through the walls even before my friend and I were inside the arena doors on Sunday. It was Nelson 2 versus Nakusp in the finals and it sounded like everyone was losing their heads watching a really great game. And it was a great game, pretty much as good as it gets. The teams were well-matched in skills, and both teams had a couple of taller players that had already started sprouting up in the mix as well. The players sped over the ice, fighting for the puck and manoeuvering quickly around and sometimes over each other to get to the goal. Even with good defence, both goalies saved their fair share of shots. With one eye on the ice and another looking through the camera viewfinder, and not much skill as a sports reporter, I can’t tell you who did what exactly when. What I can tell you was that Nakusp pulled ahead by one goal in the second half of the third period to make the score 4-3, only to have Nelson tie it up with 17 seconds remaining in the game. Five on five overtime resulted in no change in score, so on to the final option: shoot out. Nakusp’s first shot went wide, but Nelson’s didn’t get in either. Both players who were up next for the teams made their shots, but Nakusp got a second one in and the Peewee Falcons erupted from the bench. Helmets and gloves and sticks rained down, and the crowd supplied the thunder for the storm of excitement that took place on the ice and in the stands. The feeling of pride and accomplishment was overwhelming. Once the noise died down, the announcement that the Falcons had won the banner was officially made, and the team carried their hardwon pennant around the rink in victory. Congratulations to the Nakusp Peewee Falcons, and thanks for such a great home game victory!

MLA Conroy sees Liberal budget as pre-election positioning By Claire Paradis Arrow Lakes News

In her reaction to the B.C. Liberals’ budget that came out last week, West Kootenay Boundary MLA Katrine Conroy compared it to selling the house in order to pay the bills. Characterizing the Liberals’ reign in office as “year after year of mismanagement,” she was disappointed that there was very little for “local people” in the budget again, something she said will have a big impact on places like Nakusp. “One of my concerns, especially for a community like Nakusp which is quite forestry dependent, is the lack of commitment to forestry in this budget,” said Conroy, who noted there are in fact cuts planned to the forestry ministry. “Last Thursday the Auditor General released a report on the state of forestry in this province, and it was scathing... Trees haven’t been planted, silviculture hasn’t been taken care of, it hasn’t been properly managed. That’s a real concern for our region.” She sees the Liberal budget as show-

ing a lack of commitment from finance minister to forestry as an important industry here in the province. Conroy also pointed to healthcare as another serious area for concern. Citing the 176 recommendations for seniors healthcare contained in the B.C. Ombudsperson’s report that was released earlier this month, she sees the Liberal budget as missing the mark. The Ministry of Health responded by saying that more studies and reviews needed to be done, said Conroy, something that she sees as unnecessary. “This is a report that has been a long time in coming,” Conroy said, “[It] has taken three years and the reviews have been done.” Now is the time to act, she said, with more than a renovation tax credit that will benefit very few people in these times of economic recession. Money would be better spent, she believes, if it were set aside to help people with the costs associated with home care which would help families out and alleviate demands on the health care

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What, me worry? When asked about MLA wages and pensions, Conroy responded that they were an easy target for people, noted that provincial pensions aren’t as rich as the more controversial federal counterparts. “I’m not complaining, but there’s long hours and lots of work. I enjoy it,” Conroy said, and was clear that she wouldn’t be doing her job if she didn’t. She also recalled that there was an independent audit three years ago that looked at the work versus the wages for MLAs in B.C.

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Burton group explores Community Learning Centre option

A lively group met to discuss using Burton School as a centre for community learning of all kinds. CLAIRE PARADIS/ARROW LAKES NEWS

By Claire Paradis Arrow Lakes News

In October 2010, Burton residents celebrated the Burton school by watching a play and sitting down to a community dinner together. Last week, some local Burto-

nians reconvened at the school to discuss its possible future as an expanded learning facility as well as a public school, something called a Neighbourhood Learning Centre. According to their website, the NLC program is dedicated to making schools “inviting places where people of all ages

can access education, community services, recreation and culture seven days a week, twelve months a year – places that promote the well-being of children, families and the entire community.” Spearheading this new option is Vice Principal Sally McLean who recently learned of the NLC program in B.C. Exploring what the program offered, McLean felt that Burton School is in the perfect position to become a community school. It has the advantage, for example, of being completely wheelchair accessible, she pointed out. “We just haven’t taken the bull by the horns,” she said as the reason it hasn’t happened already. What does it take to make it a community school, was the first question she asked at the meeting last Thursday afternoon. Looking down the list of ideas that came out of the October 2010 meeting, it was easy to see that the school would make a great spot for the community to come together and continue to learn. At the moment, Burton School teeters on the brink of closure. With less than a dozen kids enrolled, the school’s survival as an educational institution is precarious. “Every time there’s a potential school

closure, the gym is packed,” said Liz Gillis, as evidence of the town’s deep concern. McLean agreed, and noted that people were getting tired of coming to meetings and feeling like they were living on the edge. This program would give the community a new and positive focus, a positive project to put their efforts into, rather than just reacting to bad news. “The safety of the children is top priority,” said vice-principal McLean, who also said that although becoming an NLC wouldn’t keep the school open, it would have to be taken into consideration before the building could be closed. One participant voiced the idea that creating an NLC might be part of creating attractants to families who wanted to move to a rural community like Burton. Another mentioned that the building was already ideally situated for keeping people healthy and fit by offering them a space where they could walk in the winter, free of the risk of slipping on ice and snow. Ready to move on to the next step, McLean asked if there were a couple of people who would be willing to go on a field trip to Revelstoke to check out their NLC and see how the idea might translate into something workable in Burton.

Taxing times for B.C. government Nakusp man dies in logging accident B efore this week’s budget debate is drowned out by the shouting over the teachers’ dispute, here’s a look at the main points and the arguments unfolding around them. The setting for Finance Minister Kevin Falcon’s first budget B.C. Views is what he dreaded when Premier Christy Clark handed him the job. Recovery is painfully slow, with mining and petroleum growing and forest products struggling to hold and build on gains made in Asia. This and the $3 billion dismantling of the harmonized sales tax moved Falcon to limit overall spending growth to an average of two per cent for the next three years. That means little or no increase to all areas except health care, education and social assistance. Despite holding the line on public service pay and not replacing 2,000 positions over the next three years, Clark and Falcon had to postpone the elimination of the 2.5-per-cent small business income tax to get to a balanced budget by 2013. And Falcon has again dangled the prospect of raising general corporate income tax from 10 to 11 per cent, but not until 2014. Business experts applauded the hard line on spend-

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ing, noting the contrast with Alberta’s big spending and Ontario’s big spending hangover. NDP finance critic Bruce Ralston says Falcon’s two-per-cent spending target is “unrealistic,” and the whole program is motivated mostly by two byelections this year and a general election next year. He said the proposal to raise general business taxes is a repeat of his effort to save the HST, and it won’t happen if the B.C. Liberals win in 2013. B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins made the bizarre claim that it’s an NDP-style “tax and spend” budget, and inaccurately accused Falcon of raising taxes on small business. He also joined the NDP chorus of outrage over ICBC, BC Hydro and medical premium increases. Some other hot topics in the budget: • Selling assets. The big one here is B.C.’s liquor wholesaling monopoly, run out of warehouses in Kamloops and Vancouver. Falcon insists the private sector does this kind of work more efficiently, and union contracts will be protected in a bidding process. The NDP argues that selling off a monopoly puts this government cash cow at risk, and points to private retail stores with higher prices and lower wages. The proposed sale of 100 surplus Crown properties has raised cries of “selling the silverware to buy groceries.” But land sales are nothing new for governments, and Falcon prefers that to raising taxes. • Carbon tax. The last scheduled increase goes ahead in July, adding another penny on a litre of gasoline, followed by a freeze and review of the whole climate program. Ralston says the climate plan is “in

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A Nakusp man is dead following a logging incident south of Revelstoke Tuesday morning. RCMP was notified of the incident on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at around 11:30 a.m., Sgt. Kim Hall of the Revelstoke RCMP said. The incident happened on Eagle Bay Forest Service Road, about 55 kilometres south of Revelstoke. Hall did not have details but did say the man got caught between two pieces of machinery. The name of the man is not being released by the RCMP at this time. WCB Communications Officer Megan Johnston confirmed that Na-

tatters,” along with dozens of other policy areas that are also under review after 11 years of B.C. Liberal rule. NDP leader Adrian Dix vows to keep the carbon tax and its offsetting personal income tax cuts, direct carbon tax revenues to transit and rural energy-saving retrofits, and hike the general corporate tax rate from 10 to 12 per cent to pay for it. • HST. Asked what he would have done as finance minister, Ralston sug-

kusp Logging Ltd. was the man’s employer at the time of his death. Johnston was unable to give information as to the presence of witnesses or how or when the fatal injury occurred, but she did say that investigators have now been assigned to determine exactly what happened on the morning of Tuesday Feb. 21. “An investigation can take several months,” Johnston told the Arrow Lakes News. Investigators will look at equipment, talk to witnesses and the employer, as well as examine the work site in order to determine if there was an issue with the work site set up or faultiness with equipment or the way it was being operated, she said. gested getting rid of the HST sooner. Dix continues to misrepresent the HST as solely a transfer to big business, ignoring the small and medium-sized businesses that have a year left to take advantage of input tax credits. Simon Fraser University economist Jon Kesselman has estimated that poor people will be worse off when the HST ends, while the rest of us will see a very small net benefit.

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Ploughing article appreciated Snowy silence Editor, I wish to thank you for your article regarding your adventure to Castlegar. Our road staff operates equipment in adverse conditions and to read your article is a great morale boost for all employee’s during a challenging winter. It is great for all our staff to be pleasantly surprised with your well written article and recognized for their outstanding work. I arrived at our office in Nelson this afternoon to witness our administration staff taping your article up by our front counter so all staff and stakeholders could read it. Thank you for comments, much appreciated! Marc Dale Quality Manager YRB Kootenay District Nelson, BC

Big B-Day plans started By Mayor Karen Hamling

Special to the Arrow Lakes News

Over 20 people showed up at the Nakusp’s 120th birthday celebration meeting to brainstorm for the upcoming celebrations which will be held on the July 1 weekend. A lot of energy and great ideas were discussed with attendees representing different community organizations and those just interested in making the celebrations special and having a great time. What we do know for sure is that there will be the July 1 parade sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, the pancake breakfast and fireworks put on by our firemen. Forty antique cars will be arriving to take part in our parade, and we hope to have a viewing area downtown for the cars. The rest of the weekend depends on who will volunteer and what roles they will take on. There were a lot of really great ideas brought forward. Here are a few of them: • Children’s races and events on July 1st. A variety of ethnic food vendors for the park. • An over 45 ball tournament for the Saturday and Sunday which will be billed as a fun tournament. • A hiking event that would entail possibly two trails; kayak races; an “art attack” on the beach. • Closing off part of Broadway and

having music, possibly allowing buskers at different stations throughout the day on the Saturday. It would be nice to have local talent doing the busking. Merchants would also be encouraged to have tables outside their business with birthday specials. • Races on Broadway: a waiters’ race was given as one example. A pet contest; parkour demonstration. • A street dance for all ages on the Saturday night with a live band. • A town crier to announce events throughout the day. The group would like to see the use of the old fashioned costumes that are stored at the arena; pictures of the past in the various store front windows to bring the 120th theme into place. • Sale of event buttons to cover expenses of parade and events. If you don’t have a button, you will go to jail which will be on the grounds. Hopefully a logging truck load of firewood raffle to also help cover costs. A lot of other great ideas came forward as well and are being looked into. It would be nice to see these events happen. We will be having a meeting April 11 for the various groups to report back as to what they will take on. If you are interested in giving input and particularly in lending a hand, even for one hour during the celebrations, go to ‘Nakusp’s 120th Birthday Celebrations’ on Facebook.

Gail McMartin spotted this beautiful old house on Brouse Loop during a quiet snowy winter day. Gail McMartin Photography gcmphoto.smugmug.com

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SUNDAY, MARCH 10 FIREWORKS FUNDRAISER HOCKEY GAME Watch the Pee Wees take on the Nakusp Volunteer Fire Fighters. All money raised will go toward the Canada Day fireworks. CHICKEN DAY at the Vallican Whole. Hosted by Judi Morton. Learn from experienced poultry producers about raising chickens and the issues they face. 9-3 p.m. By donation. FUN CURLING 32 spots for curling at 1 p.m., 60 people for the roast beef dinner at 6:30 p.m., and Karaoke with Shirley starts at 8 p.m. Get your ticket by March 5 at the Legion: $15 singles and $25 per couple for dinner and curling.

NAKUSP MARCH MADNESS FISHING DERBY Calling all the kootenay fishermen/women: the first annual March Madness derby in Nakusp, will take place from daybreak March 16 to 3 p.m. March 18. The heaviest Dolly or Rainbow takes first! It is being hosted by the Nakusp Esso, and it is going to be BIG. There are lots of prizes from our sponsors, loads of door prizes, an earlybird draw for a custommade set planner boards valued at $150 for those that buy their tickets by February 25th. Watch for an upcoming facebook page on the event. Derby tickets are $35 per person; get your tickets now and have a chance at those planner boards!

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MARCH 18-25 PROVINCIAL TIER 4 HOCKEY TOURNAMENT Six teams from across the province converge in Nakusp to see who will skate away with Minor Hockey honours in B.C.

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See how Deep Runs the Canyon

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NVMFF announces diverse 2012 lineup Contributed by Theresa Tremaine, NVMFF

Craig Jacks used a variety of camera techniques and angles to capture the beauty and excitement of paddling in local creeks as part of his current film showing at the North Valley Mountain Film Festival. PHOTO COURTESY OF CRAIG JACKS By Craig Jacks and Claire Paradis

Special to the Arrow Lakes News

Plunging down a fifteen-foot waterfall into the roiling rapids of a Kootenay creek is paddler and videographer Carl Jacks’ idea of a great time, and it shows. In fact, it’s showing in New Denver as part of the North Valley Mountain Film Festival. “Deep Runs the Canyon,” 34-year-old Jack’s latest documentary film, mixes artistic visionary elements with stories of local whitewater kayaking adventure. Filmed throughout the West Kootenays, the film follows the Endangered Creeks Expedi-

Getting ready to go exploring the Kootenay waterways. PHOTO COURTESY OF CRAIG JACKS

tion, a collective of area paddlers concerned about the offsets of Run-of-River hydroelectric projects. “Much of the footage is from around Nakusp,” Jacks told the Arrow Lakes News over the phone last week, “The Kuskanax is a hidden gem in the area.” Having grown up in the South Slocan area, Jacks has always been familiar with Kootenay terrain. “As a kid we came up here for the hot springs, but paddling really opened it up for me, said Jacks, “I’m a big paddler and the mountains are what I know.” The mountains, creeks and rapids keep calling him back even though he currently resides in the Okanagan. “My mind is in the Kootenays but my stuff is in Vernon,” he revealed, and it looks like he won’t be

moving out here any time soon, with his new baby and girlfriend settled in Vernon. Still, the call is undeniable, and Jacks is fortunate enough to be able to work at the Arrow Lakes Hospital and spend some time paddling in the creeks around Nakusp. He’s not alone in enjoying the local waterways. The creeks and rivers are popular with paddlers interested in finding a dynamic “creeking” challenge in the mountains. “The most popular paddles are just about from the Hot Springs all the way down to the highway, depending on what the flows are like,” Jacks explained. It was through paddling that he got to know the area, and continues to be “blown away” by the beauty and variety of creeks and falls. “Visually it’s very compelling,” he said, “The colour of water in contrast to the mountains and rock. I’ve always got the camera out when I’m paddling.” Using creative and complex camera angles with documentary style story telling, this 23 minute film is bound to impress anyone who has ever been curious of the paddler’s view from deep in the canyon. “We set up a cable cam on St. Leon creek that provided some really crazy camera angles,” the filmmaker and avid paddler said. But the film isn’t all that you’ll be getting. Jacks also promises to tell a story about the film that almost killed him and his paddling partner, Endless Adventure operator Chris Ryman. “You’ll see it in the film,” he said, and you could hear a grin in his voice when he said it. Well, actually you’ll see what happens just before the screen goes black. Fortunately, everything turned out fine, the worst that happened was the kayakers had to hike rather than paddle out. “This is not the first film of mine to feature whitewater kayaking in this region,” Jacks informed the Arrow Lakes News. “In 2009, a similar self produced film titled ‘Symbiosis’ was screened at numerous international film festivals.” “Symbiosis” featured extensive footage of creeks in the Burton area which at the time were being threatened by several Run-of-River hydroelectric proposals. To watch this video on line, visit: http://vimeo.com/33498129. If you don’t make it to the March 3 screening at the Bosun Hall (doors 6:30, films at 7 p.m.), “Deep Runs the Canyon” will also be available on Vimeo once it’s gone to festivals in Fernie and Tennessee.

It takes a special kind of person to climb and ski two million vertical feet in 266 days. Revelstoke-based ski mountaineer Greg Hill drops by as a special guest presenter at the 6th annual North Valley Mountain Film Festival on Saturday, March 3 in New Denver. One of the world’s most accomplished ski-touring endurance athletes, Hill shares his tale about this ultimate achievement in 2010. In addition, the Festival promises another amazing lineup of mostly local films and photography that will inspire and awe the audience. The Festival audience will find local flavour in films such as Crossing Over: The Art of Jeremy Down. This beautiful film by Mike Bernard is a remarkable account of a local artist’s near drowning experience on Slocan Lake and how it changed his perspective on his art and life. Local youth and upand-coming videographers Yoan Shandro-Gosselin (Young and at ‘Er’) and Quade Nicholson-Chodat (Snow Daze) will debut their ski films. A couple of alumni presenters return this year, including kayaking film guru Carl Jacks with the

world premier of Deep Runs the Canyon, the culmination of his efforts to document our local canyons to prevent them from becoming hydroelectric projects. Audience members can also look forward to two wildlife photography presentations: one by Festival favourite, Jim Lawrence returning with Kootenay Wild II, and a second by local presenter Jesse Schpakowski. Mountain biking is well-represented in the lineup this year as New Denver resident Gary Parkstrom presents Songlines, a film that highlights the riding of local Councillor Nadine Raynolds through Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Jesse Schpakowski brings us a second slideshow featuring the talents of New Denver mountain bikers Atli and Rylan Bokstrom, Max Bonazo and another local Councillor, Dave Hodsall. Three more diverse films include: Surge Freerun by Liam Barnes, a high-energy tour through Rossland featuring two parkour athletes; Mt Assiniboine a mountain heritage film by Juerg Martig; and Our Bus by Burton resident Jo Anne Alaric, a funny yet poignant look at living in a remote mountain community.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is updating parcel tax rolls for the following service areas: South Siocan Water Service Parcel Tax Duhamel Water Service Parcel Tax Ymir Water Service Frontage Tax Lucas Road Water Service Parcel Tax Voykin Street Lighting Service Parcel Tax Sanca Park Water Service Parcel Tax Riondel Water Service Frontage Tax McDonald Creek Water Service Parcel Tax Balfour Water Service Parcel Tax Woodland Water Service Parcel Tax West Robson Water Service Parcel Tax Burton Water Service Parcel Tax Edgewood Water Service Parcel Tax Fauquier Water Service Parcel Tax New commencing for taxation year 2012 Grandview Properties Water Service Parcel Tax Woodbury Water Service Parcel Tax Owners of property located in these parcel tax areas may request that the roll be amended, in relation to their own property, on one or more of the following grounds: • there is an error or omission respecting a name or address on the assessment roll; • there is an error or omission respecting the inclusion of a parcel; • there is an error or omission respecting the taxable frontage of a parcel (for water or sewer service areas that use frontage for taxation); and • an exemption has been improperly allowed or disallowed. The parcel tax rolls are available for inspection, at the Regional District of Central Kootenay office in Nelson during regular office hours. Requests for amendments must be made in writing to the Regional District of Central Kootenay, Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC V1L 5R4 on or before March 13, 2012 @ 4:00 p.m. If requests are received, a Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel will meet at 4:00 p.m. on March 15, 2012 in the ROCK Board Room in Nelson. Grant Roeland, Chief Financial Officer/Appointed Collector


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Bax and Chung concert features one piano, four hands, and two hearts Contributed by Marilyn Massey, ALAC

The real life marriage of two great concert pianists, Lucille Chung and Alessio Bax, has led to one of the best piano duos of their generation. A musical love story, this powerful pair have appeared in the United Kingdom, Europe, China, Korea, Central America, USA, and Canada. Connecting with audiences as a powerful onstage duo and couple, Bax and Chung are a perfectly balanced combination of unity and individual personalities. On Wednesday, March 7, Bax and Chung will be presenting a unique form of music in Nakusp: dance piano on one piano with four hands, commonly known as piano duets. The show starts at the Bonnington Arts Centre at 7:30 p.m., the fifth concert presented by the Arrow Lakes Arts Council as part of their 2011-12 season. Bax and Chung have put to-

gether a delightful program of music inspired by dance that they will be performing in concert on the piano. Highlights include Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances, Stravinsky’s Petrouchka, Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, and Tangos by Piazzolla, which the pair will waltz through on the black and white keys for the pleasure of the audience. The Arrow Lakes Arts Council would like to thank True North for co-sponsoring this concert, and is also grateful to the the Selkirk Inn for hosting the performers. Come and join us for an evening of ‘Dance’ Piano Music at the Bonnington Arts Centre. Tickets are available at the Bon Marche Dollar Store until 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, then at the door, which will be open at 7:00 p.m. For this concert, ticket prices are as follows: Adults: $20; Seniors: $15; and Students: $10.

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Local kids selected for Canucks First Strides program By Darryl Fizzard

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Six year old Brody Wanstall and Dakoda Fizzard, also age 6, put their names in at the Canucks Centre for BC Hockey in hopes to be part of the First Strides program for kids in January. The program invited 72 randomly drawn kids between 6-8 years who are registered in BC hockey to attend a special Canucks hockey camp at Rogers Arena. It was pretty much forgotten by the two boys by Feb, 10 when they received news they were chosen to be part of the Canucks camp. Dakoda and Brody were very excited to attend this together, being both big Canucks fans and lifelong friends. It was like a dream come true. There was no sleeping after hearing this! Unfortunately Brody didn’t make it to the rink,

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Chicken Day at Vallican Whole in the Slocan Valley en that has been processed in a licenced facility can be sold legally to a wholesaler or direct to retailers, restaurants or consumers. Every bird in Morton’s abattoir is examined by a Canadian Food Inspection Agency inspector. “Our CFIA inspector was really impressed with the quality of poultry raised in this area,” Morton said. The abattoir is located in the Slocan Valley so poultry travel less than two hours from anywhere in the West Kootenay. Considerate treatment of the birds is important for Morton. “Short travel distances are best for the birds,” she said. “Most go from the producer’s farm to the customer’s fridge or freezer in the same day. We help producers plan their delivery to get the optimum value from the birds and create a safe delicious product.” Chicken Day will be held at the Vallican Whole from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday March 10. Admission by donation. For directions see VallicanWhole.com.

NEW UNITS FOR RENT Judi Morton and one of her hens in front of the area’s only licensed poultry abattoir - awaiting the coming of spring. PHOTO COURTESY OF JUDI MORTON

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After a successful first year operating the area’s only licensed poultry abattoir, owner Judi Morton is beginning the new season with an educational event. “Chicken Day” will be held March 10 at the Vallican Whole Community Centre. It will feature an introductory session for beginners as well as sessions for experienced poultry producers and planning for group orders of chicks and feed. Morton is expecting a busy second season for

her abattoir. “We have a great crew who take pride in our convenient and humane service,” she said. “We have updated our website with tips for commercial producers and backyard hobbyists alike (passmorepluckers.ca).” The site also has the schedule, booking instructions and prices. Locally raised poultry is popular and profitable. Morton hopes her abattoir will support growth of sustainable farming in the area. Chick-

All for the love of Darwin By Suzanne Story

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It was like a really big family dinner in Burton’s living room. Eighty-five people turned out to give love and support to Darwin and Wanda Buerge on Saturday, February 17 in the Burton Hall. Darwin is fighting cancer. We all turned out to help with the battle. It was a benefit, so donations were made at the door to help pay for the expenses involved when that darned disease changes your life and makes you feel like you just want to wake up from a bad dream. Darwin’s friends brought a nice big easy chair so that he could sit comfortably, eat dinner and visit with his family and community of friends that really care about him. It’s not just the patient that needs a lot of TLC. Wanda, his wife and their kids Brandon, Devin and Amanda could use some hugs and encouragement in this scary time too.

To say that there was a lot of great food would be an understatement of delicious proportions. There were enough delectable dishes for three times the crowd. Turkeys, hams, fresh made rolls and a variety of other dishes as well as a huge table of deserts were brought by the folks who came to cheer them up and it sure seemed to work. After all the dishes were done, leftovers parcelled out (there was enough for the 408th squadron), and the hall put back to rights, a circle of chairs formed. Darwin, mostly family and some of us locals sat and talked a laughed a lot. A circle of people telling stories about days in the past, and what’s going on with the Survivor cast, and anything else to lighten the load for a while, is healing and normal. That’s what friends are for. Darwin and Wanda are now waiting to see if he qualifies for stem-cell therapy, so pray or keep your fingers crossed, or whatever you do to send good, healing thoughts their way.

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West Kootenay Minor Hockey League Champions 2011-2012 By Teresa Zanier

Special to the Arrow Lakes News

The Nakusp Midget Rep Falcons accepted the Zone Banner from Minor Hockey League President Rusty Reimer at the Nakusp Arena on February 21 just before practice. The team earned this Zone Championship Banner by finishing first overall in the West Kootenay League with nine wins, two losses and one tie. A combined effort of 19 points. The team has had incredible success both home and on the road, and were undefeated in Chase and Cranbrook to take the tournament’s first place and a second place finish in Kelowna. With only four weeks to prepare for the BC Tier 4 Championships here in Nakusp, March 1 –24, the team is focusing on being healthy and getting injured players ready to be on the ice. With six visiting

teams from all over the province and from as far away as Whitehorse, there is going to be some great hockey to catch during March break! Through hard work and dedication to hockey, Head Coach Ryan Struck and Assistant Coaches Kalum Stevens and Travis Rebman along with Team Trainer Doug McPherson have created a family atmosphere for the Midgets. With 19 players on the team, it will be even more difficult for this family to part at the end of this season as nine members will be leaving the team, moving on in life, graduating from high school and spreading their wings. When asked about the team this season, Coach Ryan Struck had some very heartfelt words: “There are kids in bigger centres that will never have the opportunity and the experience that these kids

After putting in a lot of hard work on the ice, the Nakusp Falcons received the West Kootenay Midget Rep banner. TERESA ZANIER/ARROW LAKES NEWS

have had.” Good luck Falcons and congratulations to the nine graduat-

ing members – may you be successful in everything you do and always keep hockey close to your hearts!

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Hot action on the ice saw Nakusp score back to back goals against Castlegar Saturday evening. Claire Paradis/Arrow Lakes News

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The Nakusp Midget Rep Falcons will proudly be hanging one more banner at the Nakusp and District Sports Complex. For the second year in a row, the talented Tier 4 team has proven to be the best in the Tier 3, West Kootenay League. Nakusp completed their final two league games earlier this month when they played host to Grand Forks. On Feb. 11, Grandforks opened the scoring early in the first period, but Nakusp tied the game with a goal from Jacob Balske assisted by defencemen Damin Devlin and Levi Cordingley. Late in the first, Grand Forks got the go ahead goal, but 30 seconds later Ryan Bateman tied the game, with the assists going to Nathyn McInnes and Zach Friedenberger. Grand Forks again got the lead goal, and the first period ended with the Falcons being behind 3-2. The second period saw both goaltenders being tough, but with 44 seconds left in the second period, Jacob Balske tied the game up 3-3, putting his second puck in the net with the assists going to

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Dylan Hascarl and Max McCoy. The Falcons took total control of the third period, scoring five goals.: Cordingley (unassisted), McCoy (Cordingley, Devlin), Devlin (McInnes, Balske), Hascarl (McInnes) and Hascarl (Devlin, Cordingley). Late in the third, Grand Forks managed to slip one more past goaltender Josh Rivers. Falcons won the game 8-4 to secure two more league points. On Sunday, the two teams hit the ice again. Grand Forks again opened the scoring, but Nakusp soon gained the lead with two quick goals, thanks to Friedenberger (Connor Reimer) and McCoy (Devlin, Cordingley). Grand Forks returned to tie the game late in the second. Early in the third, team captain Ryan Bateman got the go-ahead goal assisted by Balske and Hascarl. Falcons followed that up with three more goals: Hascarl (unassisted), Friedenberger (McInnes, Reimer), Bateman (Devlin, Cordingley). Falcons tallied two more points to finish one point ahead of the Nelson Leafs and win the West Kootenay Banner.

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Colourful southern cousins make for a birding treat Marie and I are currently enjoying some sunshine and warmth in Costa Rica. We are renting a condo that sits on top of a hill and backs onto the forest. Every morning at about 6:30, we take our coffee outside and sit on the patio for an hour or two and wait for the birds to come to us. So far we have seen 40 Birds of Nakusp species right outside our door. Some of the more exotic ones are Magnificent Frigatebird, Orange-fronted Parakeet, White-fronted Parrot, Squirrel Cuckoo, Canivet’s Emerald, (a hummingbird), Black-headed Trogon, White-throated Magpie-Jay, Turquoise-browed Motmot, and Stripe-headed Sparrow. The area where we are staying is on the north Pacific coast. Unlike most of the country, it is very dry here, particularly at this time of year. Any time we find ourselves near a river, there are definitely more birds around. Unfortunately, most of the smaller creeks and streams are dry at the moment. Birding is not easy, especially after 9:00 a.m. when it starts it get too warm. We try to get early starts but that still doesn’t leave a lot of time. The best birding day we’ve had so far was at a location we discovered by accident. We were planning on driving to Diria National Park. As we were driving along the highway we noticed that our GPS was showing a swath of green paralleling the highway. We found a side road that led us to it. There we discovered a road running along the top of a dyke beside the Rio Tempisque, so we parked and walked along the road.

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The proximity of the river produced a very lush strip of vegetation that attracted many birds. Before we were even out of the car we had identified Indigo Bunting, Painted Bunting and White-collared Seed-eater. In the space of a couple of hours we were able to see about 35 species. The birding was so good there that we returned a few days later, but this time at six in the morning. The early start made a big difference and in three hours we had 55 species. One of the first truly tropical species that we saw in Costa Rica was a Black-headed Trogon. This striking bird has a bright green back, an equally bright yellow belly with a complete black head and a long black tail which is boldly marked with broad white bands. Since then, we have seen two other species of trogon, one very similar and one with bright red replacing the yellow. Another equally striking bird is the Turquoise-browed Motmot. The colours in this bird are so varied and intricate that only a picture can convey the image. The undersides are similar in colour to the back, but with a black throat patch bordered with blue. One of the most delightful birds around the patio area is the Rufous-naped Wren. There are two in the area and they are building a nest in one of the small palms beside the pool. For several days we have been watching them as the tear apart an old nest, and use the material to build a new one! They continually chatter as they work and once in a while the male bursts forth into song. They are fairly tame and often land on the railings of the condo. They got quite upset yesterday when a pair of Great Kiskadees (members of the flycatcher family), began stealing material from their brand-new nest. Wrens can be quite feisty at times, and they seem to have dissuaded the Kiskadees from any further pilfering. This weekend we are going to head inland and into the central mountains. Here the climate will be much

A Turquoise-browed Motmot captured on film in balmy Costa Rica. PHOTO COURTESY OF GARY DAVIDSON

different - tropical rainforest. Different climate, different habitat, different birds. Next time I’ll let you know what we found there.

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The Bell Pole Co. in pre-flood days, was situated on the waterfront occupying the old Genelle mill yard. It was a great bay where the wood could be stored in booms and the yard serviced by a spur owned by the CPR. Always careful not to damage the expensive poles, tongs, a jamber and men on long guide ropes place the poles strategically on the flatcar while a farm tractor was used to deliver the poles to the loading site. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ARROW AKES HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND CRESCENT BAY CONSTRUCTION

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FEBRUARY 28, 1952

FEBRUARY 28, 2002

Nakusp, in common with most communities in the Province, could have used a dozen new houses at any time in the past three or four years. There just hasn’t been enough houses available in the province. Now, as soon as Celgar gets its Timber Management Licence and progress begins to take shape here, there will be a great and urgent need for housing. It is predicted that as many as 400 houses are needed. Even if the figure is exaggerated, it is staggering.

British Columbia must have the courage to change if the province is to experience economic prosperity and renew social services. Suffredine underlines how steps being taken by the government are aimed at ensuring students and patients are the top priority. He stressed that the Public Education Flexibility and Choice Act combined with lifting the tuition freeze will provide more opportunities for students in the Kootenays.

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Obituaries Kenneth Gordon Pender Mr. Kenneth Gordon Pender died suddenly at Shelter Bay, B.C. on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at the age of 64 years. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Nakusp Auditorium on Saturday, March 3rd at 1 p.m.

In lieu of Àowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lower Arrow Lakes Conservation Association, P.O. Box 97, Edgewood, B.C. V0G 1J0 or to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #203, Edgewood, B.C., V0G 1J0 in memory of Ken. Ken was born in Nakusp, B.C. on January 22, 1948 and lived most of his life in the Nakusp area. He loved his work and was well respected as an equipment operator. Ken loved socializing and befriended all he met. He enjoyed being in the outdoors and especially loved his time hunting and ¿shing. He also enjoyed camping and boating and was very fond of mushroom picking.

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Ken was predeceased by his father Johnny in 1999. He is survived by his wife, Vivian of Nakusp; three daughters: Pauline Pender of Calgary, Nancy (Jeremy) Bone of Nakusp and Vickie (Mike) Dickson of Salmon Arm; ten grandchildren: Chris, Caitlyn, Oliver, Brooklyn, Charlene, Sydney, Dawson, Molly, Wyatt and Carter; mother, Margaret Pender of Nakusp; mother-in-law, Jean Williamson of Armstrong; one sister, Sharon (Bob) Baker of Edgewood; sister-in-law Barb (Jack) Bauer of Armstrong; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of good friends. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting Ken’s obituary at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.


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On February 19, 2012, after a lengthy illness, Shirley Ellen Parent (nee Coates) passed away peacefully with her family by her side at her home in Armstrong, BC. Shirley was born in Nakusp on November 15, 1932 and lived there through her school years. On July 22, 1950 Len and Shirley married and have been together for over 62 years. Celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary was a very special occasion which brought together a large gathering of family and friends. During their married life they lived in Toronto, Whitehorse, Edmonton, Vancouver and Armstrong. Shirley enjoyed raising a family balanced with pursuing her career in retail merchandising. After working at various locations she eventually became store manager at Shoppers Drug Mart in Tsawwassen. When Len retired in 1978, they moved to Armstrong where Shirley ful¿lled her dream of opening her own retail store. Yards and Cards’ doors were open for 15 years before Shirley decided to retire and devote her time to her family and volunteering. Shirley developed a love for curling in Whitehorse and she and Len enjoyed many bonspiels and she continued the sport for many years. Shirley served as president of the Legion Ladies Auxilliary and for a time spearheaded the Legion Ladies Catering Services. Up until her illness, she was an active volunteer at the Armstrong Kindale Thrift Store. She made many cherished friends during that time and looked forward each workday to spending time with co-workers and customers who meant so much to her. For many, Shirley will be remembered for her beautiful Àower and vegetable gardens. Every year she raised over two thousand bedding plants and nurtured them until she and Len transplanted them into their gardens. Visitors to their home commented on how colourful the Àowerbeds were and how lush their vegetable and fruit garden was each year. She loved watching the birds that visited their back garden throughout the year. She always made sure the bird feeders and bird baths provided a welcome stop along the way for a variety of species each season. Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Leonard Eugene Parent, her four children Janice (Rod) Payson, David Parent (Joni Murray), Shirley Della Parent (Dave Wilson) and Raymond Parent; grandchildren Jennifer Payson (Jim Swingle), Jessica Austin ( AJ Martin), Julia Payson ( Jason Queck), Susan Austin (Winford Rader), Leone Payson, Lisa (Nick) Larkin, Daniel Parent and Rory Parent; greatgrandchildren, Malcolm Swingle, Anthony Martin, Alexzander Martin and Hazel Payson; brothers Ollie (Shirley) Coates, Crossley (Sandi) Coates , Donald (Ellen) Coates, Gar¿eld (Pat) Coates and sister Grace (Leno) Zanier; sisters-in-law Doreen Desrochers (Tony Bobicki) and Sister Judy Parent, O.P. and brother-in-law Milton (Rosemarie) Parent. Shirley was predeceased by her parents, Agnes and Frank, brothers, Jimmy, Pete, Bliss (Tubby) and sisters, Dorothy Jones and Lou Hakeman. The family would like to recognize and thank Judy Parent for her kind and loving care of Shirley during the last 6 weeks of Mom’s life. Thank you as well to Catherine Huculak from Kamloops, B.C. who assisted Judy on weekends. We also wish to thank Dr. Rankin, the Home and Community Care nurses, RT and Home Care workers, who made it possible for Shirley to remain in the home she loved with her family by her side. Finally, we wish to thank all of our extended family and the many friends that provided us with love and support through Shirley’s illness. Shirley will be cremated and a reception in recognition of her life will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca. Cremation Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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