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Two local voices on opposite sides of the ongoing teachers’ strike agree they would like to try mediation before a settlement is imposed.
“Our board believes legislation is not the answer. Having a negotiated agreement is the best for both parties.” Mel Joy SD#8 Board Chair
Both Mel Joy, chair of the Kootenay Lake School Board, and Tom Newell, president of the Nelson District Teachers Association, want to see talks resume with a third party, even though the dispute has already dragged on for months. “Our board believes legislation is not the answer,” says Joy, who also chairs the BC Public School Employers’ Association, the provincial bargaining agent. “Having a negotiated agreement is the best for both parties.”
Last week, Education Minister George Abbott announced the government would impose a settlement after a fact finder concluded the sides were so far apart a negotiated resolution was highly unlikely. The legislation is expected to be introduced this week. However, Joy says it does nothing to help find a long-term solution. Over the weekend, the BC School Trustees Association passed a motion urging the government to appoint an expedited mediator. The BC Teachers’ Federation has already asked for mediation. Joy says she wasn’t surprised the fact-finder believed the sides have a long way to go, but didn’t expect the government to move so quickly to end the dispute. “We were surprised the announcement came from the minister right after the report came out,” Joy says. “On the other hand, the strike has been in place since September. It’s not like we haven’t been working towards a solution.” Newell, meanwhile, says he was gratified the report
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Nelson area teachers joined in a provincial day of action on Monday afternoon. Almost 100 teachers showed up at 3:30 p.m. in front of Hume Elementary School, holding signs and receiving plenty of honks from passing motorists. Nelson District Teachers Association president Tom Newell (top right) got on the bullhorn to update union members on the latest developments and provide directions for this week’s vote.
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‘I’ve never seen the roads that bad’ GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter
A big blast of winter resulted in nearly a dozen car accidents in Nelson Friday afternoon and early Saturday — including a seven-vehicle pile-up in Rosemont. “Fortunately most of the accidents were minor and no serious injuries were reported,” says Nelson Police Department Sgt. Howie Grant. Weather, road conditions, and vehicle speeds were all contributing factors. Five crashes occurred between 2 and 3 p.m. Friday, including a chain reaction in front of Rosemont School involving seven vehicles. Traffic was restricted for over an hour to let city trucks
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Friday afternoon in Rosemont was a little chaotic due to the heavy snowfall that thumped the area. Police were kept busy as drivers struggled to navigate icy roads.
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AINSWORTH — RCMP say a utility trailer was stolen from the parking lot of Ainsworth Hot Springs resort early Saturday. It belongs to a construction company renovating the resort and contained building materials. It’s described as a white 2008 Agassiz 14-foot enclosed cargo trailer, with BC license plate 37813C. Cst. Ryan Archer says surveillance video captured the suspect stealing the trailer. The suspect vehicle is a two-tone silver/dark coloured (possibly burgundy) full-sized pick-up truck. Police are awaiting further analysis of the video to determine the make, model, colour, and license plate number. Anyone with info should contact Kaslo RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
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In an attempt to end the cycle that has formed around dealing with graffiti and taggers, a group of city organizations is gathering to assess Nelsonâ€™s mural policies and procedures. â€œThereâ€™s a lot of youth within the city who want to get out there and paint and are frustrated because they donâ€™t have the surface to do that, so what do they do?â€? said cultural development officer Joy Barrett. â€œThey go out there and tag and then the Rotary club goes out and paints it over and the city police are out there trying to stop it.â€? Colours of Nelson is a joint project with the City of Nelson, the Nelson and District Arts Council, Daybreak Rotary, the Nelson and District Youth Centre and the Nelson Police Department. â€œWe had the idea to get all of these organizations together, sit down and talk about what is a mural? What is tagging? Whatâ€™s graffiti? Where can we paint and where canâ€™t we?â€? said Barrett. The initiative will launch on March 9 with a round table discussion from 3 to 5 p.m. at the youth centre.
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The underside of the Nelson Bridge might be the cityâ€™s next public art project. The idea is to have youth design a grafďŹ ti mural in hopes of bringing colour to the lifeless walls.
Barrett said the group hopes the first mural â€” planned for the lower concrete support of the bridge near Lakeside Park â€” will begin in May or June. Amber Santos of the Nelson and District Arts Council is going to be the overall mentor for the project. â€œShe does a lot of mural painting herself. Sheâ€™s going to be leading a team of youth through the design and production process,â€? said Barrett. The part of the bridge that the project would like to use
is the property of the Ministry of Highways, but Barrett said they have been in communication with the ministry and they are â€œperfectly happy to have this happen. â€œAs we do the correct priming of the wall, which we will, and show them the design, which we will,â€? she said. â€œWeâ€™re very excited about it and itâ€™s really great to have all of the organizations working together and it will be great to have all the voices at the round table on March 9.â€?
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Two brothers are facing charges after being arrested this month at neighbouring marijuana grow-ops near Winlaw. RCMP say officers from the Nakusp, Slocan Lake, and Castlegar detachments executed a search warrant, assisted by members of the general investigation and forensic identification sections. They found an active growop in an outbuilding and seized about 400 plants in various stages of growth. One man was arrested at the scene. A search of the home turned up a small amount of harvest-
ed bud as well as an improperly stored 12-gauge shotgun and ammunition, which was later determined to have been stolen from Alberta. The suspect is expected to face charges of production and possession for the purpose of trafficking, unauthorized possession and unsafe storage of a firearm, as well as possession of stolen property. During the investigation, police say they learned another grow-op might be on a neighbouring property, owned by the initial suspectâ€™s brother. The brother was located and arrested, along with another man. A search warrant was ob-
tained an active grow-op discovered in an outbuilding on the second property. In the home, police also found evidence of an extraction lab used to produced cannabis resin and seized a small amount of harvested bud. Another home on the property was found to contain harvested marijuana and a large amount of cash. Police are recommending production charges against the second man. The suspects were released on a promise to appear in court on March 27. Police say the busts were the result of a tip from the public.
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Movie enthusiasts who were looking forward to the premiere of The Tall Man in Nelson will have to wait. Cold Mountain Productions announced Monday the viewing scheduled for March at The Capitol Theatre has been postponed. â€œIt all comes down to the distributor â€” they hold the cards and if they choose not to do it, essentially they pull the event,â€? said Capitol executive director Neil Harrower. â€œAnd then there are the trickle down economic effects that the renter has to pull it, and the theatre has to cancel the date.â€?
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Harrower said the theatre has kept the renterâ€™s deposit and they are holding two weekends in September for
a possible premiere. In a notice received Monday, Cold Mountain said the postponement â€œis due
Kootenay Lake School District Grapples With Bottom Line
School budgets tighten SAMUEL DOBRIN Nelson Star Reporter
At last weekâ€™s finance committee meeting, Kootenay Lake School District trustees received the initial draft of the 2012-13 budget, which is anticipated to create some challenges. â€œIf we spent the money exactly the same next year as weâ€™re spending it this year, given the revenue that weâ€™re anticipating, weâ€™re looking at a shortfall of about $1 million,â€? said Jeff Jones, SD8 superintendent. Revenue for the current school year came in at about $52 million, while the 201213 preliminary budget revenue is anticipated at $51 million. Jones said that over the next few months, the district will meet with stakeholders to try and align the available resources to best meet the needs of students. â€œOur work is to look through our district for cost efficiencies and to determine what we can be doing differently in order to meet student needs, recognizing that we need to address that shortfall,â€? he said. Some of the challenges in resource allocation Jones mentioned were deciding
what the district needs to cut out so that it can support more effective strategies and move towards more successful processes to better meet the needs to todayâ€™s students. â€œWe have that challenge every year,â€? said Jones.
â€œOur work is to look through our district for cost efďŹ ciencies and to determine what we can be doing differently.â€? At this early stage of the process, the district will meet stakeholder groups including the District Parent Advisory Council at finance committee meetings. â€œWe have a pretty thorough engagement process. We have had opportunities for administrators to work with the trustees to talk about their schools and we have had several online webinars with our administrative staff throughout the district,â€? said Jones. â€œWeâ€™re doing a variety of goal-setting processes, but the main thing to keep in mind is that we have been striving as a district to make sure that we have a model
in place where our priorities and the goals that we have established to meet those priorities inform the budget process.â€? Some areas identified by the district for consideration in the budget process are technology, the importance of addressing the studentsâ€™ needs early in their school careers and aging infrastructure in both buildings and office and student technology. The district began the budget process January 30, and Jones says it should go through the end of May. Due to declining enrollment, SD8 has been placed in a funding protection position and wonâ€™t be affected by the new Liberal government provincial budget announced last week, aside from the current standing 1.5 per cent reduction. â€œWe wonâ€™t know what our final grant announcement is until next December and thatâ€™s one of the challenges with doing a budgeting process. We actually do a preliminary budget and we have to work with that until the actual funding announcement when we do a final budget,â€? said Jones. The next finance committee meeting is March 27, at the Nelson board office.
to the project receiving a North American distribution deal.â€? Harrower said the cancellation of events like the premiere of The Tall Man and the Hanson concert are out of the Capitolâ€™s control. â€œItâ€™s always a shock to us,â€? he said. â€œWe would rather do a show and lose our shirts than cancel a show.â€? The Tall Man was filmed in West Kootenay in 2010 starring Jessica Biel. The movie has already been shown at film festivals around the world but has yet to be seen in a premiere. Cold Rock Productions was unavailable to comment before the Star went to press.
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A 21-year-old Nelson man is in police custody after entering a Fairview home in possession of a weapon. Police say they responded Monday afternoon when a woman reported an intruder. When officers arrived, they found the man sitting at a computer desk and took him into custody without incident. Itâ€™s reported that prior to entering the home, the suspect placed two dogs in the womanâ€™s vehicle, and upon entering, removed some of his clothing, including a large sheathed knife, and put on clothes belonging to the complainantâ€™s husband. The young man appeared in Castlegar court Tuesday charged with break and entering and possession of a weapon.
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RDCK acquires Balfour beach GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter
The Balfour beach is a step closer to becoming a regional park. The Regional District of Central Kootenay has signed a 30-year license of occupation for 3.7 hectares of undeveloped Crown land and 200 metres of shore on Kootenay Lake, east of the Balfour townsite. “I know a lot of people are very happy with the proposal going forward but there is some consternation as well,” says regional director Ramona Faust. “There are definitely some private land issues, so there’s still a lot of work to do now that government has approved the application.” The original request was made in 2005, Faust explained, but the process moved slowly because the transfer required the sponsorship of a provincial ministry. There are many such applications and priority is difficult to establish on more expensive pieces, she says. The land’s value was pegged at $1.5 million.
The RDCK has signed a 30-year license of occupation for 3.7 hectares of undeveloped Crown land and 200 metres of shore on Kootenay Lake, east of the Balfour townsite.
Faust says while the beach has long been used as a recreation area, this agreement formalizes it. “It’s a very wild beach in a little cove and will probably stay that way,” she says. “The access is definitely rugged and by foot. It’s used by locals and probably wouldn’t have too much appeal for others.” A statement of purpose and operations has been developed, and the next step will be a management plan, which will gather community input. Provincial approval came
through at the end of January and the regional district accepted the agreement this month. “I hope it’s a very enjoyable place for the community to go and that we can answer any concerns private land owners may have,” Faust says. The acquisition of the land is in keeping with a policy developed a few years ago to keep pieces of foreshore for public use. A similar license of occupation has also been approved for Waterloo Eddy in lower Ootischenia — which
director Gord Zaitsoff calls remarkable in that there will soon be a park on the same land where the landfill sits. McDonalds Landing has also been identified as a potential regional park. Nelson mayor John Dooley cautioned, however, that if the board is willing to take on new parks, it should be prepared to fund their maintenance. “There’s a financial ramification to going down this road. We better find the resources to manage them,” he said. However, since Balfour beach has no infrastructure, the cost of upkeep is expected to be minimal — limited to road and trail maintenance, and hazard tree removal. Development costs will depend on what sort of facilities residents want. Washrooms have already been identified as a priority. The regional district expects to budget $3,000 this year for signage and boundary markers. Another $15,000 to $20,000 is needed complete the management plan.
Changes made to better serve readers Bringing with her almost two decades of community newspaper experience, Karen Bennett has been named the new operations manager of the Nelson Star. “Karen has been actively involved in the newspaper business for close to 20 years and has done almost every job at the paper so this was a natural fit for her,” says Star publisher Chuck Bennett. “She will be responsible for
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Nelson Star
Editorial The graffiti flash point
ot unlike most art, graffiti is a divisive topic. Some people love it, some people hate it. What is beauty in one eye, is a travesty in another. On page 3 of today’s paper you’ll find a story about an initiative to bring to life a prominent area of our community currently sitting in a grey state. The idea is to bring together youth to design and paint a mural on the underside of the Nelson Bridge right across from the Lakeside Park parking lot. The project is called Colours of Nelson. It’s a joint effort that includes the City of Nelson, the Nelson and District Arts Council, Daybreak Rotary, the Nelson and District Youth Centre and the Nelson Police Department. Its ultimate goal is to cut down on annoying tagging and unwanted graffiti. To give young people a place to express themselves and in turn show off the impressive talents of youth to the masses. It’s sure to rile at least a few residents, but it’s hard to cast doubt on a project with so much buy-in and consultation. The truly encouraging aspect of this project is those involved are starting from the roots of what is seen as a growing problem in our community. Unwelcome spray paint has been on the rise in the last few years. Some of it is tasteful, much of it ugly and unless it’s invited by the property owner none of it is legal. More than a mural on the side of a bridge base, this project is exploring what positive steps can be taken to combat unwanted tagging and graffiti. That discussion is important and whatever small steps towards a solution come as a result, the overall community will benefit. Public art is always a flash point for controversy. We can only hope those who might have a concern with the idea give it a chance. If you drive by the proposed canvas you’ll find a grey, lifeless scene. Bringing that corner of the city to life through dialogue — and ultimately art — is a test case worth putting effort into. E-MAIL LETTERS TO: email@example.com The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to bcpresscouncil.org
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Council Column - Paula Kiss
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’ve been struggling to answer an innocuous and friendly greeting: “Hi Paula, How’s council?” The answer would need to be pleasant, but still honest and informative… and 10 seconds long. Perhaps I could sum it up as a weather report: Delugeof-information with sunny breaks, plenty of wind gusts and possibility of lighting strike. Avoid high places… perhaps like this article. As a rookie breaking the three month mark, I find myself still immersed in vast quantities of information. Every agenda is packed with more details than I can capture so I try to focus on big pictures and record specific questions to research later. I am still learning and listening, not about to ride off into battle armed only with a toothpick. Besides, I’m pretty impressed with the cross section of staff and council and believe we will work well together. We are diverse, like Nelson, and so have our work cut out for us to provide guidance to this complex little mountain town. To get functioning as highly as possible, we have been oriented by local staff, inundated by annual reports, updates, budget presentations, meetings, and heaped with an estimated 4,000 hours worth of useful reading. We have updated policies, bylaws, selected individual council portfolios and attended meetings, events, more meetings. Nelson has a plethora of services, programs, groups and passionate individuals who
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Though diverse in viewpoints, council seems to be working well together at the City Hall council table.
need to link with the city, often through councillors and/or city management (who I suspect have clone assistants because they are everywhere and know everything). Then there is the email… I could while away 40 hours a week just reading municipal governance newsletters, message forwards and reply-alls or the ubiquitous “FYI” emails (which often require a fair amount of investigation to determine what ‘I’ was intended ‘FY’). Ahh, email. I love you, I hate you. But, I actually enjoy emails titled ‘City of Nelson feedback’ or other messages from the public. In contrast to frequently frothy LTEs, these personally directed correspondences are usually thoughtful and earnest, whether framed as queries or offers of information. This more direct communication sometimes allows me to inform
but always enhances my own understanding of another person’s experience. The value of this type of informed public engagement was underscored during a recent three day “Elected Officials Training Seminar” put on by the LGLA. Though I sadly missed the “Acronyms for Newbies” lecture, I did leave with many gems, two of which I’ll share. First, local government operates as an equal partnership between three groups: council (for leadership, policy, and direction), staff (for implementation and professional advice), and public (for informed participation). I was fascinated to learn that this partnership can be hampered by misconceptions of what government does based on TV programs (fiction and/or news) from other provinces or the US. Fortunately, the realities of Nelson are
easier to grasp because we are small enough to be more connected with local governance and also less likely to draw false parallels with New York. The other gem was gaining an appreciation for specific traits of highly effective councils. This was accomplished by portraying three types of councils (high functioning, moderate, and dysfunctional) by describing how they would respond in differing situations. Traits of high functioning groups include effective listening, sharing of responsibilities, competency, and consistently respectful behaviour. Conversely, dysfunctional behaviour occurs through loss of decorum, blaming, bullying/intolerance and, worst of all, displaying such behaviour to public. Dysfunctional public behaviour results in the loss of public trust for council as a whole and resulting decrease in effective engagement (see gem #1). I was told by a longtime Nelson resident that current council appears to be on first rate behaviour while still representing a good cross section of Nelson interests. If we continue to function highly, respecting our differences and sharing responsibility for decision making, we should be able to maintain your trust and participation. I’m sure you’ll let us know how we’re doing. Paula Kiss is a city councillor who shares this space with her coleagues around the table
Nelson Star Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Letters to the Editor
Keep the walk-in clinic open Open letter to Dr. Peggy Yakimov, senior medical director, Interior Health; Dr. Andrew Murray, chief of staff, Kootenay Lake Hospital; Michelle Mungall, Nelson-Creston MLA; Alex Atamanenko, Southern Interior MP; Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce; and John Dooley, Mayor of Nelson It was with great dismay that I recently learned that the Kootenay Lake Walk-InClinic may soon be forced to close its doors. Our family recently moved to this area from northwestern Alberta, where our experience with walk-in/urgent care facilities was abysmal (as, we understand, it is in many other places in Canada). It was such a pleasant contrast when we first made use of the walk-in clinic in Nelson — very friendly receptionists, unrushed, caring and concerned medical staff, pleasant atmosphere, great location. Even when “wait times” are involved, you are given a time estimate and you can go shopping without losing your place in the queue! Service extraordinaire!
I also know, from communicating with friends and neighbours, that there are many folks in the Kootenay area (from as far as Castlegar, Trail, Grand Forks, Creston, Riondel, Nakusp, etc.) who use and appreciate the clinic as well.
“In these times of economic stress and strained budgets, this is a service that we cannot afford to lose.”
I am very aware, also being involved in health care, that there is a huge cost-saving to the health care budget with the use of a walk-in facility such as this. The same service at Kootenay Lake Hospital emergency would be considerably more costly. Every time a patient chooses to go to the walk-in clinic instead of the emergency department, there are enormous cost savings realized to the provincial health care budget.
The current clinic owners estimate that their service has resulted in a savings of $3.5 million to the province since they opened 14 years ago. That is huge. Not only is it likely that we’ll lose this wonderful facility, but in the process we will also be adding more cost to an already strained provincial budget. We understand that Nelson may be about to lose this great facility, perhaps because of some red tape involving bureaucratic restrictions on the hiring of new medical personnel. I also understand that the current owners are willing to transfer the clinic, at cost, to any group of physicians who would be willing to take the initiative to keep our walk-in clinic open In these times of economic stress and strained budgets, this is a service that we cannot afford to lose. You, as directors of these services and as political leaders, leaders of our community and media, must take a stand and exert your influence to help us keep our clinic open. Louise M. Cheshire, D.C. Procter
A difficult choice Cowardly slug In response to the letter written by Tobias Jenny (“What pro choice should be all about,” February 22), it was gratifying to read another opinion on the topic of recent ads in the Star, that included photos of human fetuses. How could anyone consider this distasteful or wrong? This is the reality of how we all began. When I was reading the letters against these ads, what first came to mind was that perhaps these images were “touching a nerve” and hitting too close to home for the people so adamant about their disgust in having them in the newspaper.
Perhaps as Tobias says in his letter, it is a topic that touches everyone deeply. If it doesn’t, it should. As far as choices. Isn’t it better to make an informed, ethical and moral choice before getting pregnant, not afterwards? It is a choice in most cases. Thinking about lifealtering choices and planning ahead in all areas of life is part of being an adult. And in this particular instance; a decision that can come back to haunt a person with regret, for years to come. Maybe always. G.H. Hartman Nelson
Re: Hugs & Slugs, February 24 To the person that seems to have a problem with the choosing of the bantam house teams for Nelson Minor Hockey. I would suggest that you should go to the AGM for Nelson Minor Hockey in April. The executives, coaches and managers are all volunteers that put a great amount of time into these kids. You do not even have the testicles to put your name on these negative comments which in my opinion have no substance. It is people like you that should be at the annual general meetings to put your hand up and serve a couple years on the executive. Then you would be able to see the other side of what Nelson Minor Hockey and all other organized (non-profit) associations are all about before you start beaking off like that. Charlie Bourgeois Former NMHA president
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Letters to the Editor
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Keep Occupy movement alive The Occupy movement has been supported by individuals such as Chris Hedges, Naomi Klein, and even Mark Carney, who until recently, was the governor of the Bank of Canada. This begs the question as to why is the Bank of Canada not being used by our government to determine Canada’s socioeconomic policies? Established in 1935, the Bank of Canada was set up so that we would have control over our own monetary policy. Crucial to our governmental debt problems is the fact that all levels of government have borrowed from private banks and other private entities since 1975. The interest alone on these debts is enormous with governments across Canada paying billions of dollars in interest. As these debts increase, so does the annual burden on taxpayers, subjecting us to huge government deficits. However, this interest expense is not necessary.
Through our publicly owned Bank of Canada, the federal government has the power to borrow large sums of money, essentially interestfree, and to make such funds
“Our federal government has the mandate to revive the powers of the Bank of Canada to gradually replace interest-bearing debt carried by governments with interest free debt.”
available not only for its own use, but for provincial and municipal expenditures as well. Such borrowing helped Canada to survive the Great Depression, as well as finance its participation in World War II. Continuance of this practice until about 1975 played a key role in creating
Canada’s post-war prosperity and its much needed social programs. Our federal government has the mandate to revive the powers of the Bank of Canada to gradually replace interest-bearing debt carried by governments with interestfree debt. This change in monetary policy along with changes in tax policy, would make available each year the billions of dollars urgently needed to fund social programs, health care, education, the environment and much more. The continued practice by our governments of borrowing from private banks is just another example of how our tax dollars are used to subsidize the privileged 1 per cent. Subsequently, the Council of Canadians, which is the largest citizens’ advocacy group in Canada, calls for the renaissance of the Bank of Canada. So should we. Sandra Nelken Nelson
Plight of the average Theatre provides Capitalism is the most cruel form of economics ever designed by man. Even today, long after the legalization of unions, companies that are non-unionized, are still paying their employees a minimum wage. The CEOs of these companies have no idea of the struggle their employees have to endure on a minimum wage. There are times when no annual wage increase is offered. If one is offered, it is usually in keeping with the rise in the cost of living, which leaves no improvement in the standard of living of the employees. While increases take place during the year in hydro rates, car insurance rates, bus transportation, gasoline rates, parking meter rates, household insurance rates, prescription medicine increases, food increases, clothing increases, etc., the poor employees do not receive any increase in their earnings that would adequately compensate them for all of those increases. What to do?
Considering that almost 70 per cent of Canada’s workforce is non-unionized, there either needs to be a strong push by the labour unions to show the employees, especially in the retail sector, the benefits that would accrue to joining a union. An alternative is for each province to pass legislation that all non-union employees must receive an annual increase in their wages equal to two per cent above the rise in the standard of living. I am not advocating that all employees earn an equivalent to what a CEO earns in the first three days of the new year (a sum equal to the annual take home pay of the average worker), I am only asking for a chance for those low paid workers in society to have a chance to improve their standard of living and not be perpetually held down to an intolerable level of poverty in a country as rich as Canada. Bob Abrahams Nelson
city with a heart Well it’s 2012 and I sure don’t see any signs of our theatre reopening. What to do for entertainment in Nelson? You can always stand down at the foot of Baker Street and watch the cars and cash heading to Castlegar to take in a movie, do a little shopping and probably have a meal at a Castlegar restaurant. For a city whose newspaper tells its readers to shop and enjoy recreation in Nelson, it sure doesn’t provide much incentive. Think about it, you are a teenager, you don’t have a car so what do you do on a Friday night — or any night for that matter — for entertainment? What about tourists who are camping in the area particularly if they camp at Kokanee Park where the gate closes at 11 p.m. It is unlikely that they would want to drive to Castlegar to see a movie. Some seniors either don’t have a car of are not willing to drive to Castlegar particularly during winter. To see a movie on a TV screen does not measure up to seeing it at a theatre no matter how big your home screen may be. Come on Nelson get with it, make a deal with the RDCK to split the cost of putting our theatre back together and then offer it up for lease to an operator. A city without a theatre is a city without a heart! Sheila M. McCormack Nelson
Nelson Star Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Letters to the Editor
We must reject Harper’s vision for Canada Do we accept Stephen Harper’s “new Canadian patriotism?” Is his conservatism in economic, environmental and criminal law policies what we truly want? If it is, why is it? We in the Kootenays, with pacificist traditions from Quakers, Doukhobors, and Vietnam war resisters, surely must be alerted by a prime minister with a vision of Canada standing tall with military muscle beside imperial nations like America and Britain.
“Harper admits he rejects what the 1960s represents, in that era’s liberality, environmentalism and radical challenging of capitalist wisdom.” His punitive attitude to all types of “crime” such as cannabis use (six plants makes you a trafficker) is ignorant, literally, since Texas now admits its similar policies have been counterproductive. His worship of economic policies of constant growth in resource extraction at whatever cost to the environment is appropriate to a pre-1960s mindset, a time when we did not know better, when growth was always progress and we thanked corporations for investing in us for job creation. That tired ideology convinces less and less. Harper admits he rejects what the 1960s represents, in that era’s liberality, environmentalism, and radical challenging of capitalist wisdom. I fear that maybe Canadians have put this man in charge precisely because he does intend to uphold all the economic methods of the past, when the rich West took what it wanted from the rest of the globe and called itself the most advanced culture. Empire is not a dirty word for him, whether it rules by military might like the Americans use, or capitalist domination as richer nations exercise over poorer. An assertive presence on a global stage, with our expanded armed forces and more intervention, is his aim. If we reject Harper’s vision for Canada, we might suffer a decline in material standards of living. I think we know this. I think it is why he can push his agenda. He has a fine harmony with Canadian selfishness. Charles Jeanes Nelson
Mountain Lake staff ‘angelic’ My elderly mother resided at Mountain Lake seniors home for almost a year and I can’t say enough good things about the staff there (particularly at Beachview cottage). During my frequent visits to the facility, I witnessed a team of competent professionals giving the most compassionate, conscientious care to residents that you could possibly imagine. Doctors and administrators, RNs LPNs and recreation leaders, janitors and cooks, and most of all the frontline care workers… all treated the elders in their charge with dignity and respect,
even in the most extreme circumstances.
“Over and over again I witnessed many staff going beyond the call of duty to provide quality care to residents.” Many who reside there, in residential care, are in the latter stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia and are often disoriented, anxious, unreasonable or aggressive. The facility has a policy of not restraining or over-medicating them
so the responsibility falls on the staff, mainly the care workers and LPNs, to creatively manage a whole variety of ongoing challenges. Sometimes it’s singing along with a favourite song from the war to help march someone to their bath… or dressing someone up in their finest gown to have a tea party on the terrace. Over and over again I witnessed many staff going beyond the call of duty to provide quality care to residents… showing up on a day off to bring a card or flowers to someone on their birthday… staying on a “little extra” after their shift to read from the Bible
to someone who is dying. In my opinion you can’t pay these people enough to do what they are doing and they deserve our utmost respect and appreciation for really caring for our elders. Mountain Lake staff I thank you from the bottom of my heart for making the final year of my mom’s life so honouring and gracious… and for making our family feel so at home when we visited. Our city can be truly proud of such a rare high quality facility and the team of noble angelic citizens that staff it! Ashala Yardley Nelson
Freedom of speech includes opposite views Re: “A shameful ad,” Letters, February 16 Freedom of speech — so often linked to viewpoints and discussion. Now here we have a young lady who is saying she wants freedom of speech to be allowed as long as it doesn’t go against her viewpoint. Didn’t we fight a war because one man was okay with freedom of speech as long as the populace didn’t speak against his government? How many people are in jail or were put in jail because they used their speech freely and the government didn’t like it? How many were imprisoned under communism for violations of the government’s version
of freedom of speech? We need to understand that differences in opinions can be good as they prompt vital discussions. That leads (hopefully) to a respectful understanding between two people whether they agree or not. Now Morgan, do understand that in life not all will agree with you and many may even look at you with that “why are you being so narrow minded?” look in their eyes. Hope that you have thought this through and have an answer. I appreciate that you are strong about your beliefs, but not to the point of attacking someone else’s. Good that you felt motivated to do
something, whether wrong or right. You remind me of the lady who complained about the billboard that stood by Grohman pond. She was infuriated that her young daughter had to see the sign from pro-life. Would not the attitude be better to say “let’s have an informed discussion to better get an understanding in case we ever face that situation”? In a free country that sign was defaced many times by someone who probably believed in free speech, as long as they didn’t have to read it or hear it in their backyard. R.J. Warren Nelson
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Mar. 2nd - Deekline Tickets on sale Feb 1st Mar. 3rd - Violin vs. Viyl feat. Kytami formerly of Delhi to Dublin Mar. 8th - International Women’s Day Celebration feat. Avalon Alumni
Mar. 9th - The Funkhunters with B-Ron Mar. 10th - Sweatshop Union Mar 16th - El Jimador with Just-B Mar. 17th - A Wakcutt St Patty’s Mar. 21st - Electric Six with Bend Sinister Mar. 22nd - Grapes of Wrath & The Odds Tickets on sale now
Mar. 23rd - Masta Ace w/ Marco Polo
If the snow kept you away from Sk8Fest on Friday night, here’s another opportunity to support the Nelson outdoor skate park. Flow Yoga class by donation on Wednesday, February 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. at The Studio (182 Baker Street above Kutenai’s Finest Fitness). All proceeds will go to the Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skate Park Society. International Women’s Day Night of the Stars Fundraiser for the West Kootenay Women’s Association. Come and celebrate the 101st anniversary of International Women’s Day in the company of feminist greats such as Nellie McClung, Gloria Steinem, Rosa Parks, Frida Kahlo, Emma Goldman, and Simone De Beavoir. Friday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. at SelfDesign High. There is a $10 suggested donation. On Saturday, March 24 more than 30 local artisans, crafters and businesses will be showcasing their talents and wares at the fourth annual West Kootenay Springtime Faire. There will be a $2 admission at the door which will help support the Second Chance Animal Shelter and the Salvation Army Food Cupboard.
Mar. 24th - A Skillz with Stickybuds Mar. 30th - Delta Heavy (UK) Drum & Bass/Moombahton/Drumstep
Mar. 31st - Mat The Alien
Every Thursday features various dj’s. No Cover!
Sunday to Thursday am - pm Friday and Saturday am - midnight
aam - pm days per week
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Ladies, do you like to sing? Come and have fun with Glacier Harmonies, barbershop style singing for women. We meet Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 611 Fifth Street, Nelson. Please contact Dorothy 250-352-7199, or Joey 250-352-3393 for more information. We are also available to perform for special occasions, e.g. weddings, dinners, special gatherings.
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pre-register call 250-352-6601. For more information call 250-352-6788, 1-877-452-6788 or firstname.lastname@example.org To help area residents, the Alzheimer Society will run an informational workshop called Healthy Brain, on Monday, March 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Nelson Silver King campus of Selkirk College. The two-hour session will stress the importance of actively protecting and maintaining good brain health, offering practical strategies and goals for improving the health of your mind, body and spirit. Fee is $15 plus GST. Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Call Selkirk College 250-352-6601 to register. The Taghum Hall Society’s popular Starry Night astronomy program is back for another year! Join us Friday, March 3, 16 and 23 (weather permitting) for a tour of the night sky through two astronomy telescopes. See planets, star clusters, galaxies and nebulae. If we have to cancel on any of the Friday nights due to cloudy conditions, we will try again Saturday. For more information, contact Wayne Holmes at email@example.com or phone before 4:30 p.m. at 250-3541586. Nelson and District Seniors Coordinating Society annual general meeting March 6, 12 to 1 p.m. at 719 Vernon Street (Civic Centre). All members and community partners welcome. Want to be a society or volunteer board member? Please call 250-352-6008.
Circle of Habondia invites input. Women are invited to join Habondia for a facilitated strategic planning session, 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 1 and Thursday, March 8. Please call Pegasis at 250-229-4223 to RSVP and for location details.
All seniors welcome to the monthly meeting of the Senior Citizens’ Association Branch No. 51, located at 717 Vernon Street. Meeting commences at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7. Tea and goodies will be served after the meeting. For further information, call 250-352-7078 weekday afternoons.
Dementia/Alzheimer’s caregiver education workshop at Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus, Thursdays March 1, 8, and 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost for the series is $40. To
Seedy Saturday on March 10, Nelson United Church basement, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tables and admission by donation. Workshops, music, lots of local seeds and how to grow them.
For more information contact info@ ecosociety.ca, 250-354-1909. GET ACTIVE
The Nelson and District Youth Centre is putting on a skateboard jam on Thursday, March 1. Bowl and rail jam from 7 to 9 p.m., prizes from Landyachtz Longboards in Vancouver and Tribute Boardshop. There is a $2 entry fee. Music by DJ McFly. Come on down and support the youth in your community. Kootenay Rhythm Dragons membership drive Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community First Health Co-op Building at 518 Lake Street (lower level – CCCR office). Muffins and coffee served. All women are welcome to join Nelson’s local dragon boat team, learn the basics of paddling, get fit and have fun! For more information: Dorothy Hatto 250-551-3104. SPIRITUAL
On Saturday, March 3 the women of Malaysia invite you to join in with them in the world day of prayer of celebration praying under the theme Let Justice Prevail. The prayer service will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Ascension Lutheran Church at 1805 Silver King Road. For more information contact Merle MacDonald at 250-3526122. Nelson United Church, Taize Service, Sunday March 4 at 7 p.m. in the church hall. A service of prayer, song, candlelight and quiet meditation. WORKSHOPS
Head to Ellison’s for their free weekly workshops. Saturday, March 3 from 10 to 11 a.m. learn the art and science of pruning. A workshop on understanding the physiology of how to a tree grows. Ellison’s Market is at 523 Front Street. For more information call 250-352-3181. If you have an event or announcement you’d like to put in the Star, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a short write-up including date, time and location. Submit your event online at the nelsonstar.com for our new community calendar.
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Entertainment listings ON STAGE After two and a half years of hard work and rehearsals Nelson’s very first locally produced and created opera KHAOS will make its premiere. The world premiere is Thursday, March 8 at 8 p.m. There are also shows March 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. and a matinee on March 10 at 2 p.m. For more information visit The Capitol Theatre box office or website at capitoltheatre.bc.ca
FILM 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 sixth annual North Valley Mountain Film Festival on Saturday, March 3 in New Denver. The festival promises another amazing lineup of mostly local films and photography that will inspire and awe the audience. Tickets can be purchased at Silverton Building Supplies and Rutabaga’s in New Denver. The event typically sells out, so get your tickets in advance ($5 to $15 sliding scale; children under 10 are free). This year’s event is a fundraiser for the North Slocan Trails Society, so proceeds from ticket sales will benefit local trails. Doors open at Bosun Hall at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30.
open at 8p.m. Cedar and Rhapsody play The Royal on Friday, March 2. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. Deekline with Soup play Spiritbar on Friday, March 2. Deekline is that rare figure in dance music, the seminal producer who balances the cutting edge and the mainstream with effortless flair. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel. Head down to the Royal on Saturday, March 3 for their first installation of a new monthly night, Abstrakt Nights. For only $5 at the door you’ll get the finest in drum and bass, jungle, dubstep, funky, house, moombahton, reggae, dancehall and hip hop. For this edition The Royal brings you a night of roughneck vibes featuring local favourites Lady AK, Mach-1 and Buck Lee. Doors open at 9 p.m.
diverse and engaging fiddle player, she is an unbelievably energetic performer. Kytami can bound between classical and fiddle styles, match them to heavy bass and electronic dance beats and then effortlessly cross genres to combine her skills and sound with the pounding of skins in punk and metal. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel. Junipur Jupiter and Brynn Forsey, two high school students, will open Ellison’s Cafe Unplugged Sessions at noon on Saturday, March 3 with alternating solo songs. Junipur will perform indie/folk on vocals and guitar and chooses to only do her own songs. Brynn Forsey will sing originals and covers on guitar. Next up is Sam Scholes from Vancouver who’s studying music at Selkirk College. He will be joined by Cole Patenaude for a couple songs. Sam will perform folk rock covers and originals on
The Capitol Theatre presents Steven Page. Page, the former lead singer for the band Barenaked Ladies, will tell you that the themes explored in his latest album Page One are those of love, loss, and new beginnings. These are universally felt, and no less so for Page. Page One marks his first solo release since leaving Barenaked Ladies, the highly-successful band he co-founded, wrote and performed with for more than 20 years. Page plays at the Capitol Theatre on March 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for full-time students. Tickets are available at The Capitol Theatre box office or online at capitoltheatre.bc.ca.
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Join the Ymir Hotel’s hillbilly jam every Friday night. Things get going at 5 p.m. and wrap up around 9. For more information call Hans Mayar at 250357-2461.
Finley’s Friday after work party starts at 5 p.m. with a toonie buffet, frosty pints of beer and $5.50 Jager bombs. Friday night at Finley’s free cover and an all request DJ from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. with top 40 tunes that keep you on the dance floor all night long.
Kytami (formerly of Delhi 2 Dublin) takes the stage at Spiritbar on Saturday, March 3 to celebrate the launch of her new CD and project Violin vs. Vinyl. Kytami is a violinist extremist. Perhaps Canada’s most
vocals, guitar and mandolin. Closing act will be Joy, a magical fusion of tribal beats, sound healing and inspiring songs to lift us up where we belong. Composed of Serah Soleil and Kai Lehrke, who have traveled the world for the last four years
place in Nelson towards the end of May. There are no commissions, just a modest set-up fee. Interested artists are invited to contact Bridger at kbridger@ telus.net for details.
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Join the after work dance party every Friday night at The Royal. Doors open at 6 p.m. No cover.
MUSIC Due to visa issues Hawaiian roots and reggae band The Green have cancelled their show at The Royal on Thursday, March 1. But Rebel Emergency and Papa Roots will still take the stage to give Nelson a great night of rockin’ roots and reggae. Starting things off will be Nelson’s DJ Papa Roots followed by the up and coming rock, reggae, ska sounds of Rebel Emergency. Tickets are $5 at the door. If you purchased $15 tickets already you will be refunded at the door. Doors
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Finley’s Saturday we have live music and free cover with our all request DJ from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Come down to Finley’s if you feel like dancing!
ARTS ANNOUNCEMENTS A call for artists! Plans for the second (non-annual) fantastic art sale are underway. Kate Bridger is organizing this event which will likely take
All are welcome to Touchstones Nelson this Thursday at 7 p.m. to hear artists Nadine Stefan, Barbara Maye and Tanya Pixie Johnson speak about their work in the exhibition Forest for the Trees. The talks will take the form of a tour, with plenty of opportunities for questions and conversation as the audience moves throughout the gallery. The exhibition runs until April 15. Contact Touchstones Nelson for more information at 250-352-9813. Art opening at the Dominion Cafe. Saturday, March 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be an open house with wine and cheese with original paintings by Sheila Lockhart. The show will be viewing for March and April.
Nelson painter George Binns will be debuting his work at Oso Negro on Ward Street this Thursday. A collection of 22 of Binns’ landscapes, abstracts and rice paper collage work will be on display for the month of March.
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NELSON — All are welcome to Touchstones Nelson this Thursday at 7 p.m. to hear artists Nadine Stefan, Barbara Maye and Tanya Pixie Johnson speak about their work in the exhibition Forest for the Trees. The talks will take the form of a tour, with plenty of opportunities for questions and conversation as the audience moves throughout the gallery. Forest for the Trees explores our relationship to nature through sculpture, painting, photography and installation. The exhibition runs until April 15. Contact Touchstones Nelson for more information at 250-352-9813. The cost of the talk is by donation.
Disputed oil pipelines, the Occupy movement, threats to Canada’s pension system: in a time of expanding public attention to social issues, a writers’ retreat in New Denver May 11 to 13 will consider writing that focuses on social justice. The Convergence Writers’ Retreat will offer three talks/discussions on aspects of social change writing, three writing workshops on a variety of themes, and a Sunday, May 13 afternoon public reading and musical performance. The retreat will happen at New Denver’s Heart’s Rest Retreat Centre. Registration for the retreat is now open; cost is $236, which includes meals throughout the event. Five scholarships are available for attendees between 18 and 30. Registration, scholarship application, accommodation information and directions
Convergence Writers’ Retreat organizing committee (L-R) George Meier, Therese DesCamp, Anne Champagne, Art Joyce and Tom Wayman.
to Heart’s Rest are available at heartsrest.com/convergence/convergence-writersretreat “Every social movement needs writers to articulate its ideas, whether through songs, poems, stories or other means of conveying the message,” said New Denver writer and journalist Art Joyce, a member of the Convergence Writers’ Retreat organizing committee.
Joyce will speak and lead a discussion From Rant to Slant: the Political in Poetry. Other speakers/discussion leaders at the retreat are Heart’s Rest co-founder Therese DesCamp whose subject is The Mind’s Alchemy: Understanding Metaphor, and Heart’s Rest cofounder George Meier who with DesCamp will offer What Sustains Us: The Work of the Heart, on techniques
for overcoming despair in the long struggle for beneficial social change. On the Saturday and Sunday morning, retreat participants can attend a workshop at which their own writing will be the subject of attention. Although submitted writing by participants can be on any subject, each of the three offered workshops will have a nominal focus. Workshop facilitators are Nelson editor and educator Verna Relkoff, who will consider audience in writing, New Denver writer and visual artist Judy Wapp, who will zero in on the rant as an effective literary form, and Winlaw author and educator Tom Wayman, who will look at the use of humour in social change writing. The Convergence Retreat coffeehouse on Sunday at 2 p.m., open to the public, will showcase local singersongwriter Dominique Fraissard as well as readings by Retreat participants.
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News Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skate Park Society
Skatepark effort ramps up fundraising campaign MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter
Continuing the excitement of last week’s Sk8 Fest, the Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skate Park Society gathered at the future site of the park to launch their new donation invitation program. “We’re inviting people to donate to help us with the outdoor skate park on various levels,” said Rob Levesque, chair of the society. Members of the community are able to donate in categories, which starts at $500 for bronze and $25,000 for platinum. “We already have two platinum donors: Shambhala Music Festival and the Hume, which is great,” said Levesque. For members of the community interested in helping the outdoor skate park on a smaller scale,
donations can be made in the “purchase a square foot of the outdoor skatepark campaign.” “For $50 people can purchase a square foot of the outdoor skate park and in exchange we will give them a Willy Wonka style golden ticket to thank them for their donation,” said Levesque. “It’s just part of the kick off and we hope that people really get behind this and and fund this.” Levesque said the turn out for Sk8 Fest was great, “despite the bad weather.” “The skateboarding was great. What more can I say? It was a fantastic event,” he said. The society is still counting how much was raised at Sk8 Fest but initial estimations are that about $5,000 will go towards the outdoor skate park.
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Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards What is Business Excellence? The awards recognize businesses and business leaders in Nelson and Area that have achieved excellence in the community through their eﬀorts and initiatives. The recipients are business people that display a sustained commitment to positive business development, economic growth, as well as community support initiatives. Judges for the NDCC Business Excellence Awards are established or former established members of the business community who will not benefit in any manner based on who is selected. Identities of the judges will be kept confidential. Voting will take place through promotional inserts in the Nelson Star as well as through the Chamber of Commerce membership, and online at Discover Nelson. Winners will be invited to, and announced at the NDCC Annual General Meeting March 29, 2012. To be held at the New Grand Hotel in Nelson. Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year The business stands out among peers in the business community as a lead ing organization both in its approach to business and in service to the community. The businesses should demonstrate true business excellence in overall operations, including customer service, employee relations, marketing, innovation, innovation and community contribution. The BUSINESS OF THE YEAR should have demonstrated a high level of success through: • • • • • •
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Continued from Page 1 pinpointed the problem as the government’s mandate ruling out any net increase in wages or benefits during the current round of negotiations. “He nailed it. The government created an untenable bargaining situation,” Newell says. “What union would ever accept that?” Nelson teachers met Tuesday after school to discuss the situation and then joined their provincial colleagues in a vote to determine whether to escalate job action, up to and including a full walkout. Results are expected Thursday. Newell doesn’t think it’s too late to appoint a third party to intervene, although “it takes an amazing mediator with some kind of influence to force a party to move off their entrenched position.” He says a mediator’s involvement may also help their cause, if it “exposes the government’s intractable position.” “Maybe in the face of the public saying ‘You can’t strip a contract and cost of living is not an unreasonable request’ the government may begin to feel real pressure and come to their senses and realize this is not the right approach.” Failing that, however, Newell says teachers “may need to increase the pressure.” A work-to-rule campaign that began in September has seen teachers refuse to write reports cards, supervise playgrounds, or meet with principals.
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Lakeside Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic The staff at Lakeside Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic are very pleased to announce that Robyn Skopac, BSc., MPT will join our treatment team.
Fundraising for the future Sk8 Fest brings Nelson’s outdoor skatepark one step closer to reality
Born and raised in Nelson, Robyn was excited to return to the Kootenays to pursue her career. Working in both Nelson & Creston, she’s also been the physiotherapist for the Nelson Leafs for two years. Robyn enjoys the outdoors, with a special passion for downhill skiing, mtn biking, road biking and soccer.
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Young and old gathered to show support for the creation of Nelson’s outdoor skatepark at Friday’s Sk8 Fest fundraiser. The event rolled into action with demos from top local skateboarders, art vendors, musicians and Nelson’s jumping team, the Rhythm Ropers who impressed the crowd with their performance. Food created by Selkirk College for the event continued to ensure that the evening was a success. Photos by Samuel Dobrin
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Noreen Lynas, owner of Cottons Clothing Company, is pleased to announce the launch of In Tune with You a two day workshop facilitated in association with six dynamic presenters. “In Tune With You” is a journey focusing on pampering and nurturing a womens body, mind and soul and is being delivered with love and intention. “I thought it was a great way for busy women to take time for themselves,” says Lynas. “It’s also a wonderful opportunity for fusion market six women in business. I believe women need more time for fun, laughter and exploring their potential.” These two amazing days will include: facial by Rae Naka (Mary-Kay) haircare by Dani (Found Spa and Salon) foundation garment by Tobias, (Lonnie’s Lingerie) personal colour style by Hazel Mousley; fitness, health and nutrition by Ali Popoff (Kutenai Finest and The Studio) life coaching by Pauline Daniel (Coaching Connections.) A nutritional lunch is included in day one and a health minded dinner and movie (at Reo’s new theatre) will top off day two. Over the two days women will start with appearance and then rediscover fun, freedom, laughter and joy that touches your soul. “This is only the beginning and we hope to offer and expand these workshops on an on-going basis,” says Lynas. Pre-registration is required with a maximum of 10 women. Cost is $95 per person for both days. Lunch is included in day one Sunday, March 4. Dinner and a light hearted movie on Sunday, March 25 will complete this wonderful workshop. Please stop by Cottons Clothing Company, 390 Baker Street to get more information and register to getting In Tune With You.
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The Nelson Eagles Auxiliary is thanking everyone who supported its annual borscht lunch/bake sale that was held before Christmas. The success of the lunch enabled the auxiliary to hand out three cheques of $517 to local charities — the Nelson Community Service Centre, the West Kootenay Women’s Centre and the Nelson Food Cupboard. On hand for the cheque presentation was (L-R) auxiliary president Phyllis Nance, Marya Skrypiczajko (food cupboard), Lena Horswill and Pat Hendrikson (community service centre), Tamara Abrahamson (women’s centre) and Eagles lunch co-ordinator Charlotte Bond. The auxiliary thanks its Aerie brothers and sisters for all their help with the event and for making all the pies. A special thanks goes out to the following businesses for their continued support: Save-On-Foods, Ellison’s, Kootenay Country Store Co-op and Safeway.
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Healthy aging is important for everyone, says the non-profit Alzheimer Society of BC “And it is essential not to forget the health of your brain as well,” says Linda Hoskin, the Society’s regional support and education coordinator. To help area residents, the society will run an informational workshop, Healthy Brain, on Monday, March 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Nelson Silver King campus of Selkirk College.
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Neil Murdoch Division
ROUND 1 Castlegar (2) vs. Nelson (2) Castlegar leads series 2-1 Game 1: Castlegar 5 Nelson 1 Game 2: Nelson 2 Castlegar 1 Game 3: Castlegar 5 Nelson 3 Game 4: February 28 in Nelson Game 5: March 1 in Castlegar Game 6: March 2 in Nelson Game 7: March 3 in Castlegar
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Despite being a relatively young team, the L.V. Rogers Senior Bombers boys basketball team has advanced to the 2012 AA Provincial Basketball Championships in Kamloops. The Bombers took the AA Kootenay Zone Tournament in Grand Forks; opening up with a lopsided win over Trail’s J.L. Crowe on Friday morning followed by a 61-53 win over the Golden Secondary School Eagles Saturday morning and a 64-49 win over Invermere’s David Thompson Secondary School Lakers in the final that evening. “I thought it was a great tournament,” explained Bombers head coach Ross Naka. “I thought the Kootenay competition was really, really good. We hadn’t seen any East Kootenay teams before this weekend so that was definitely a challenge going into some of the games but they were really competitive games. I thought that we were in tough against Golden and I thought we were in tough against (David Thompson).” Naka said his team was able to build an early lead against David Thompson in the final and because of that, they were able to sustain an offensive surge that the Lakers made in the second half of the game. “It gave us a lot of cushion in the third and fourth quarters when they made their runs on us. That kind of lightened the load of those runs they were making on us,” Naka explained,
Beaver Valley (1) vs. Spokane (4) Beaver Valley leads series 3-0 Game 1: Beaver Valley 6 Spokane 3 Game 2: Beaver Valley 4 Spokane 3 (OT) Game 3: Beaver Valley 7 Spokane 3 Game 4: February 28 in Spokane Game 5: March 1 in Fruitvale Game 6: March 2 in Spokane Game 7: March 4 in Fruitvale
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adding that his players played great. Naka didn’t want to make any predictions about how the Bombers will fare in Kamloops but since he only has a few seniors on the team, it could bode well for the future — the current roster consists of two Grade 12 players, nine from Grade 11 and one from Grade 10. “We’re dealing with guys that have never been there before and 10 guys that I’m going to take back next year. Hopefully we’ll really be competitive (in Kamloops) — we’ve played a lot of competitive teams this year — and hopefully set the groundwork for going back next year,” Naka said. The Bombers will likely head to next
ROUND 1 Fernie (1) vs. Golden (4) Fernie leads series 3-0 Game 1: Fernie 6 Golden 1 Game 2: Fernie 4 Golden 2 Game 3: Fernie 9 Golden 4 Game 4: February 28 in Golden
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month’s provincials ranked 16th in the 16-team tournament. “The goal is to win the Kootenays and go to Kamloops,” said Naka. “We will be practicing and there will only be 16 other teams in AA ball in BC doing the same thing that are still alive. Now we can go and anything can happen. We have a great opportunity to have four more games added onto the season.” The zone tournament was played at Grand Forks Secondary School while the provincials are set for TCC Fieldhouse and the Thompson Rivers University gym in Kamloops from March 7 to 10. — with files from Bob Hall
Kimberley (2) vs. Creston Valley (3) Kimberley leads series 2-1 Game 1: Kimberley 2 Creston Valley 1 (OT) Game 2: Kimberley 6 Creston Valley 3 Game 3: Creston Valley 5 Kimberley 4 (OT) Game 4: February 28 in Creston
Okanagan Divison ROUND 1 Osoyoos (1) vs. Kelowna (4) Osoyoos leads series 2-1 Game 1: Kelowna 4 Osoyoos 3 Game 2: Osoyoos 9 Kelowna 3 Game 3: Osoyoos 8 Kelowna 5 Princeton (2) vs. Penticton (3) Princeton leads series 2-1 Game 1: Princeton 1 Penticton 0 Game 2: Princeton 2 Penticton 1 Game 3: Penticton 3 Princeton 2 (OT)
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Locals Take Out Castlegar in West Kootenay Final
ROUND 1 Revelstoke (1) vs. Sicamous (4) Sicamous leads series 2-1 Game 1: Sicamous 5 Revelstoke 1 Game 2: Sicamous 8 Revelstoke 5 Game 3: Revelstoke 4 Sicamous 3
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A three-goal second period helped pace the Nelson Pee Wee Reps to a huge fourth-game victory over
Castlegar on Saturday. The ultimate 7-4 victory earned the local rep squad a ticket to Quesnel next month after going the distance with the pee wee Rebels in the West Kootenay playoffs.
In the first-to-four-points series, Nelson got off to a great start last week in game one with a 5-4 win over a Castlegar team that was ranked ahead of the locals after the regular season.
In the second game at the Nelson and District Community Complex, Nelson held a 2-1 lead and the
Kamloops (2) vs. North Okanagan (3) Kamloops leads series 2-1 Game 1: Kamloops 3 North Okanagan 2 Game 2: Kamloops 4 North Okanagan 3 Game 3: North Okanagan 3 Kamloops 2
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Leafs rookie Linden Horswill (19) stops sniper Arthur Andrews’ forward progression in a hurry on Monday night at the Nelson and District Community Complex. Bob Hall photo BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor
In the playoffs you can’t take afford to take a shift off or you pay a price. On Monday night, the Nelson Junior Leafs took the whole second period off and it cost them game three against the Castlegar Rebels. “When you are in the playoffs against a difficult team like the Rebels you have to play 60 minutes,” said Leafs assistant coach Stu Linnen. “We won the first period and then we lost the second period bad. We won the third period, we gave an effort to try and come back, but it was a little too late.”
The final result was a 5-3 Rebels win and a 2-1 series deficit for the Leafs. Game four went last night past the Star deadline. For game night results and story check out nelsonstar.com. The Leafs got on the board first just over seven minutes into the game when Brett Norman brought the large crowd at the Nelson and District Community Complex to their feet during a four-onfour situation. After the Leafs goal, it was the Rebels who took control of the game dominating play for more than seven minutes, thanks in large part to powerplay opportunities. Leafs starting goaltender Andrew
Walton — who grew up in Castlegar — was up to the task, making a number of huge saves to enable his team to head into the dressing room after 20 minutes with the 1-0 lead. The Leafs started the second period on the powerplay, but it was the Rebels who took advantage of a defensive miscue. Castlegar sniper Anthony Delong scored on a breakaway to tie the score at one. Two minutes later with former Leafs defenceman Riley Henderson in the penalty box for delay of game, J.J. Bietel took a shot from the point Story continues to ‘A ﬁrst’ on Page 26
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The Regional District of Central Kootenay is updating parcel tax rolls for the following service areas: South Slocan 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 ofÀce in Nelson during regular ofÀce 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 RDCK Board Room in Nelson. Grant Roeland, Chief Financial OfÀcer/Appointed Collector
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PUBLIC NOTICE Intent to Dispose of Land Transfer of Ownership – Dumont Creek Cemetery Pursuant to Section 186 (2) of the Local Government Act, notice is hereby given that the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) intends to consider transferring ownership of the Dumont Creek Cemetery, legally described as Block 73, District Lot 3464, Plan 949, Kootenay District, to the Dumont Creek Burial Society. The intent of the transfer is to permit the Dumont Creek Burial Society to assume the ownership, care, operation and maintenance of the cemetery. Persons wishing to make written submissions to the RDCK with respect to this transfer may do so by delivering their submission to 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson BC or by email to email@example.com by 4:00 p.m., March 13, 2012.
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Gluten free It is estimated that 1 in 133 persons in Canada are affected by celiac disease and require a gluten free diet, even more people choose to eat gluten free for a variety of health reasons. As awareness grows, so does the availabilty of gluten free products and menu items. Check out these Nelson businesses that cater to gluten free customers!
Save On Foods is your complete Gluten Free shopping location. Under construction to expand our natural foods section to serve you even better.
Specializing in bread and baked goods.
1200 Lakeside Dr. Nelson, BC V1L 5Z3 (250) 352-7617
We would like to thank all of our loyal customers for your patience while we transition into our own dedicated gluten free kitchen. We will be back up and running soon! Look for our products in selected Ă…ne stores. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Kootenay Co-op Simple. Tasty. Healthy.
Gluten is a protein that is commonly found in wheat (including kamut and spelt), barley, rye, malts, oats and triticale. It is commonly used as a food additive in the form of flavouring, stabilizing or thickening agent, frequently used as “dextrin” and it is the substance that makes a bread to be bread. A gluten free regimen is so far the only medically accepted management and treatment for celiac disease, the related condition dermatitis herpetiformis, and allergy to wheat. Celiac disease is also known as gluten intolerance, it is a disease that is passed genetically and affects 1 out of every 130 Canadians. Signs and symptoms of celiac disease can vary from the classic features, such as diarrhea, malnutrition, weight loss to late symptoms such as isolated nutrient deficiencies but with no symptoms. Celiacs must avoid even trace amounts of gluten in their diets. Luckily as more and more people become aware of the gluten free diet, individuals have an easier time finding gluten free products in stores and dining out has become manageable. In Nelson, we are fortunate to have a large number of stores and restaurants catering to those living gluten free!
Almost everything on our menu is gluten free or can be made gluten free! Ch oo se fro m a wi de va rie ty of Gl ut en Fre e Fo od s & Re cip es ! Kootenay Co-op 295 Baker Street www.kootenay.coop
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E E R F N E T U L G A G N I R E NOW OFF PIZZA CRUST Nelson 636 Front Street 250.354.1999
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The best seat in the house for the playoffs is on the benches of the Nelson Junior Leafs and Castlegar Rebels. During Monday night’s action at the NDCC, few players on either bench could take their eye off the play of their teammates.
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Sports A first round series full of big hits, stellar saves and great goals Continued from Page 19 that was tipped by Norman past Rebels starter Jordan Gluck to restore Nelson’s lead. But then the roof caved in. Five minutes into the period Delong started the middle stanza scoring rampage when he beat Walton five-hole. Six minutes after that Diego Bartlett’s hard work paid off when he beat Walton over the glove hand on a wrap-around to give the Rebels the 3-2 lead. Defensive breakdowns by the Leafs continued and a minute later Arthur Andrews gave his team a 4-2 lead when he capitalized on
an in close opportunity. With just over two minutes left in the second, Scott Morisseau made it a fivegoal second period with a powerplay marker. “We had four goals in that period that were just missed assignments by guys and we can’t make those,” Linnen told the Star after the game. “A team like the Rebels will make you pay. They don’t miss opportunities… once they have it, it’s in the net.” The Leafs played a spirited third period and took the play to the Rebels, but it was not enough. Nik Newman scored on a rebound five minutes into the period, but
Gluck held strong to secure the win for his side. “We have to forget this game and put it right in the past so we can be ready and prepared for tomorrow [Tuesday],” said Linnen. “If we just feel sorry for ourselves then at 7 o’clock tomorrow night they are going to jump all over us. We have to come back harder than we did today and not look back.” Regardless of what happened in game four, there will at least be a game five in Castlegar on Thursday night. If a game six is necessary it will be played in Nelson on Friday at the NDCC starting at 7 p.m.
Tempers have been rising since the series opened on Friday.
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Nelson firepower goes unmatched Continued from Page 18 promise of a series win with less than two minutes to go. A late Castlegar goal pushed the series to a third game. On Thursday in Castlegar, the pee wee Rebels scored a 7-6 victory to force a final winner-take-all affair. Saturday’s game started out on the wrong foot for Nelson when Aiden Jenner scored on Curt Doyle just over two minutes into first period to give Castlegar a 1-0 lead. It would be the only advantage Nelson’s Kootenay cousins would hold on the afternoon. A minute after the opening goal, Nelson’s Taylor
The pee wees earned the series win.
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Cooper scored to tie to the game. Before the end of the first period pee wee rookie Hudson Fillion gave the locals a lead they would not relinquish. Goals by Kaslo import Avery Enns, Blake MarkinHellekson and Reese Tambellini in the second period helped power the Nelson club to a 5-2 advantage. The teams traded a pair of goals in the final period — both Nelson markers were by Jayden Bennett — in the game that ended 7-4. The locals are now off to the Tier III provincials in northern BC which run March 18-23.
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