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KHAOS An epic and unprecedented effort to create a major opera in a small community will hit the Capitol Theatre stage next Thursday. More than two years of work will culminate with the world premiere of KHAOS as it brings together an incredible array of local talent and love for the artform

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Rehearsals for KHAOS are into their final week. Here, Roger Ley (left), Allison Girvan and Kevin Armstrong act out a scene. MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter


elson’s reputation as a strong arts community is a point of pride for the city, but it’s rare that one event manages to rally the talent of acclaimed singers, actors, writers and composers. “I think it should be a point of pride for everyone,” says Don Macdonald, the musical director, conductor and composer of KHAOS. “It certainly is for me. These kind of crazy and amazing things tend to happen in Nelson

often enough. Is this moment different than any other? There are crazy, wonderful things that seem impossible yet they are getting off the ground. To me the fact that we were able to get this many

and stage director for KHAOS — jokingly said: “We should write an opera.” Since the seed was planted for the project, the community has built up around it and opening

great singers and actors, to amass a team like this is amazing. That’s a point of pride.” It’s been two and a half years since Macdonald and Nicola Harwood — who is the librettist

night is days away. “I think in a small community it’s kind of a miracle that we have such a concentration of artists of a certain calibre to be able to do this to the quality we hope it will

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be next week,” said Harwood. “It’s also a reason why a lot of people love Nelson: there is such a strong sense of community spirit here. We are very integrated and loving as a community.” The soloists in KHAOS include some of the city’s most talented vocalists and actors. Audrey Bissett, Allison Girvan, Roger Ley, Kevin Armstrong, Kathleen Neudorf, Bessie Wapp and Christoph Martens are some of the names that make up the cast list of the unique opera. Story continues to ‘A journey’ on Page 12


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Education in Crisis

Teachers will walk Monday SAMUEL DOBRIN Nelson Star Reporter

Nelson teachers will take a stand Monday after the BC Teachers’ Federation gave their strike notice Thursday morning following a province-wide vote to support the action. “We are being backed into a corner by the government and we have worked so hard for the last six months to ensure that parents and students were not impacted by our job action,” said Tom Newell, president of the Nelson District Teachers’ Association. “The teachers had no choice but to react to it because it was so effecting the public education system.” Nearly 28,000 BCTF members voted yes to the strike option out of the 32,209 who voted Tuesday and Wednesday, after the B.C. government tabled legislation to impose a “cooling-off period” to the end of August and impose heavy fines on the union and its members for strikes during that time. Nearly 9,000 teachers did not vote, and more than 10 per cent or 4,263 voted against strike action. “The teachers of Nelson are extremely upset with Bill 22 and the draconian legislation that is embodied in it,” said Newell. “It is a piece of legislation that will continue to

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Nelson District Teachers’ Association president Tom Newell addresses his colleagues at Monday rally in front of Hume Elementary. Bob Hall photo

promote the underfunding of public education both in Nelson and around the province and will strip away the professionalism that teachers have worked so hard to develop.” The union was required to give two school days notice before being in a legal strike position, under a Labour Relations Board ruling on essential services that allow for up to three consecutive days of full strike action next week. Education Minister George Abbott said Thursday it is up to teachers whether they refuse to work for one, two or three days next week. Schools will be open, and it’s up to parents if they want to send children to school, he said. The LRB ruling prohibits picket lines, allowing unionized support staff to

go to work. Administrators will supervise students, but normal instruction will not take place. Newell said the strike strategy is still unfolding, but they will be providing information to parents and citizens in regard to how Bill 22 impacts public education at schools on those days. “Parents will be upset and disappointed,” said Newell, but added that most parents know that no teacher would take any action like this lightly. The BC government began debate Thursday on legislation that would extend the current teacher pay and benefits for another six months, while a mediator works with the BCTF and the BC Public School Employers’ Association in an effort to find common

ground on class sizes, special needs support and other issues. Abbott and Premier Christy Clark would not specify how long the government would wait before passing that legislation. Clark said she wants to give the union time to “climb down from the cliff ” after seven months of working to rule, refusing to complete report cards and other nonessential duties. Today students from Mt. Sentinel and L.V. Rogers will be having their own walkout at 2 p.m., the latter heading in Queen Elizabeth Park to show their support for the teachers. “We thought it was wrong because Wednesday the entire country just took park in Pink Shirt Day [an antibullying campaign] and here the government goes and places this Bill, bullying the BCTF into not striking and fining them for standing up for their rights,” said Chelsea Chirico, a Grade 11 LVR student who is organizing the student walk-out with her classmate Jenna Rigby. “We believe that’s wrong and the government should be listening to them instead of penalizing them for trying to make education better for students.” For continuing coverage of the teachers’ strike head to - With files from Tom Fletcher

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At a recent school board meeting, Kootenay Lake School District trustees adopted a new set of district goals and student expectations that aim to provide a more current and focused direction for students and the board of education. “This is a strong direction for a board and it’s clear direction,” said SD8 superintendent Jeff Jones. “I feel it’s more clarity than we’ve had in the past.” The adopted goals and expectations were met with enthusiasm at last month’s education board meeting. Jones said that in the past the board has had a different governance process.

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eral areas that teachers have said for years are required for students to be successful,” said Jones.

“We think that it’s important that we acknowledge the fact that the students need to be educated for the 21st Century.” Jeff Jones “It focuses the whole district on aligning the resources with an emphasis on these particular expectations that have been outlined and so student experience should be more wholesome in the long run.”

Jones also said the new expectations for students will help educate them for the current era. “The completion requirements in the province of British Columbia haven’t changed for years and years, yet we know that our learners have changed and the world in which they are expected to live and learn has changed significantly.” “We think that it’s important that we acknowledge the fact that the students need to be educated for the 21st century and by identifying these expectations for students. We are expecting that students will be better prepared to be active participants and educated human beings in our community and in the lives they choose.”

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“There were some board goals that were set, but they didn’t necessarily have processes for accountability and so this governance model provides opportunity for the district to be very transparent, very accountable and requires an annual monitoring of the expectations that they’ve outlined,” said Jones. Some of the expectations and goals include transparency in fiscal accountabilities, increased engagement with communities, alignment of programs and facilities to better meet student needs, academic success, creativity and imagination and citizenship. “With the emphasis in the student expectations, you will see that students are being supported in these gen-

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RCMP are warning the public of an internet/telephone scam that recently victimized a Nakusp resident. Police say the resident applied for, and was offered a job to be a mystery shopper for Winners Merchants International L.P. This person was sent a cheque and were asked to cash it at a local bank.

Once cashed, the resident was directed to send the money by Money Gram and Western Union so that the company could assess how Money Gram and Western Union treated their customers and if they verified certain required information. Police say unfortunately the cheque is counterfeit and “this is indeed a scam.” Nakusp RCMP and other RCMP detachments and agencies are investigating this matter as a fraudulent opera-

tion. The police would like the public to be cautious when any company or person requests you to send money to them in any fashion. The RCMP is seeking any information the public might have on the person or persons involved in this crime. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Nakusp RCMP at 250-265-3677 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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Seventh in a Series of Pioneer Profiles: Jake Conkin

Truth makes for strange fiction GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter


here’s a character in Jake Conkin’s trilogy of children’s books called Pearl Crebbin. She’s the “old spinster of the hills,” who’s “small and gnarly and weighs about 90 lbs. A puff of strong wind would probably lift her off the ground.”

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She hunts her own game and is heard to remark, “Bear fat makes the best pie crust!” She’s based on an eccentric neighbour from Conkin’s childhood in Slocan Park named... Pearl Crebbin. “She was such a special person in our lives,” says Conkin, 73. “She and my mother were good friends.” Crebbin lived in a cabin on a hill above them, and her 160-acre property “was the centre of our existence... We did everything there: bobsledding, skiing, hiking, picking hazelnuts.” The literary Pearl matches her real-life counterpart in every way. Conkin says in the summer, she was often seen

walking down the road in her bathing suit, carrying a parasol, and “every so often the wind would grab her, and you’d think she was levitating because she was so light.” Kids would follow her to the river, Pied Piper-like. Pearl was handy with a rifle — but had to balance it in the crotch of a tree. “Often you’d find after she fired, she got the bear, but she’d be lying flat on her back because the recoil knocked her over,” Conkin says. “She actually used the bear fat for making pies.” During storms, she insisted on leaving her cabin doors open — reasoning that lightning would pass through the house instead of hitting it. Crebbin was also briefly Slocan Park’s postmaster — a duty she inherited from her late mother, then relinquished to Conkin’s mother Lola in 1945. At first, the post office was in Conkin’s bedroom. (He remembers people coming to buy stamps while he was still asleep.) Later, his parents added on to the house and opened a combination store and post office. Later still, he helped his father Sam disassemble several Japanese internment shacks at Lemon Creek, and the lumber was used to build the new Slocan Park store and service station. There was finally enough traffic to justify the expansion: previously it was so quiet, fewer than a handful of cars rattled along the gravel highway each day. Conkin, who was in the second graduating class at

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Mount Sentinel, became a teacher. His first assignment was at Perry Siding, and he went on to spend 18 years as principal in Winlaw. Taking early retirement, he pursued his passion for cowboy culture — which he traces back to a childhood incident where he heard “whooping and yelling and hollering” outside. “Before I knew it, there were 15 to 20 horses coming down the road, and behind them were cowboys all dressed in their finery. As they went by, I thought: that’s what I want to be.” The notion never left his mind. Conkin worked on some of Canada’s largest ranches, penned a book of cowboy poetry, and with wife Carol toured schools with The Buckaroo Jake and Calico Carol Show. He also wrote the Little Jake series, about a young

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Nelson Star Carrier of the Month Creigh Bjarnason boy growing up on a ranch in the Nicola Valley, based on his experiences riding with the Douglas Lake Cattle Company. His stories have since been adapted for the Aboriginal People’s Television Network as an animated show and even an iPad game. It’s here that Pearl Crebbin figures. In one of the books, she serves Little Jake cookies — and then gives him a treasure map that belonged to train robber Bill Miner. The real Pearl died in a 1974 fire that consumed her cabin. But thanks to Conkin’s stories, her memory lives on. 2012 Soccer Registration for House is OPEN!!!

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Editorial Making sense of KHAOS


t’s not something you expect from small town Canada. A major opera — written, composed and starring the talent of a population base not much bigger than a modest neighbourhood in a major population centre. But this is Nelson. Next week, KHAOS will take the Capitol Theatre stage for the world premiere of a production more than two years in the making. It’s a massive accomplishment and testament to what an incredble base of talent this community boasts. Whether you’re a fan of opera or not, next week’s run is something not to be missed. It’s another high historical watermark for this town’s arts community. A feat most from the outside world would have said was impossible. A commissioned opera in a town with just over 10,000 residents? The doubters don’t know Nelson. Through the hard work of the volunteerrun Amy Ferguson Institute, it happened. A gala dinner at the Nelson and District Rod and Club helped kick off the fundraising a couple of years ago. A strange, yet somewhat fitting venue to launch the energy for an opera. Since that point the toil has been extensive by all involved. Composer Don Macdonald and librettist Nicola Harwood have created a piece of work that will showcase incredible talent. That cast will bring the work to life starting next Thursday. Then of course there are all those working behind the scenes to fundraise, build sets, light the stage and promote the opera. These people do it for the love of theatre and the love of community. Their bows will not happen on stage during opening night, but they all deserve a standing ovation. Congratulations to all those inovlved in KHAOS. We know it’s going be great and can’t wait for the curtain to rise on a production this community will never forget. We want to hear from you. E-MAIL LETTERS TO: DROP OFF/MAIL: 514 Hall St. Nelson, BC V1L 1Z2 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 BC Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the BC Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

MLA Column - Michelle Mungall

Liberals’ budget fails students


ebruary 21 saw the BC Liberals deliver their budget for 2012/13 with projections continuing onto 2014/15. The Minister of Finance, Kevin Falcon, said that it was going to be a restrained budget. Premier Christy Clark posted on Twitter that there would be no tax increases. But when the minister’s speech ended and I began to plow through the budget documents, I found more of a restraint on creativity and vision to deal with our current struggles than any truth to what BC Liberals promised. First, there were tax increases. Medical Service Plan premiums will be increased by four per cent starting January 1, 2013. MSP premiums are by definition a flat tax, and you will be paying more. Compared to 2001, families will be paying 85 per cent more for MSP with this new increase. And by 2014/15, the BC Liberals project that the province will receive more revenue from MSP than they do from corporate income taxes. Another area that shows discrepancy between action and words is the fire sale of public assets. By asking questions in the House, the NDP learned that this proposed sale, which is to generate $708 million, has no corresponding business plan, nor a comprehensive list of identified disposable lands. In short, our assets are being put on the block without due diligence. Yet the most staggering example of this budget’s lack of vision is post-

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According to the Nelson-Creston MLA, the plight of post secondary students — like those who attend Nelson’s Selkirk College — has been made more difficult by the LibBob Hall photo erals’ latest budget offering.

secondary education. This is an issue about which I am particularly concerned, not just as the opposition critic on the file, but as someone who knows that government has to plan for the future. Here is what our future is looking like: Within five years, 80 per cent of jobs will require some level of postsecondary education, and we are anticipating one million job openings by 2020. The fastest growing labour demand is in the trades, and projections indicate that 160,000 trades jobs will go unfilled by 2017. There will be jobs without people and people without jobs. According to most economists, this is the single biggest problem facing our economy. Productivity will slow down and investment in BC becomes undesirable — not to men-

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tion the projected poverty and strain on the government purse. To remedy this problem, economists say, “invest in post-sec.” Don Drummond, author of the Ontario report to slash public services, said this about post-secondary education: “Grow government funding for the post-secondary education sector by 1.5 per cent per year until 2017/18.” The BC NDP has also put forward a plan to get the ball rolling. We’ve called on the government to add $100 million into financial needs-based grants and have identified a way to pay for it via reinstating a limited tax on big banks. Instead, the BC Liberal’s budget shows a cut to post-secondary education. No new money to Student Aid to improve affordability, and $100 million less to capital plans. BC will struggle to increase seats,

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retain programs and get students into classrooms at a time when we need to strengthen education and prepare for our future. Failure to acknowledge our economic needs for post-secondary education clearly shows the Liberals’ lack of vision when it comes to budgeting public money for the public good. Having visited campuses in every corner of this province, I know our future demanded a better response on February 21. So I will continue to work for that response and get the vision and creativity needed at the helm of BC’s finances. To see more on this issue, you can watch my speech in the Legislature at Michelle Mungall is the Nelson-Creston MLA. Her column is featured in the Nelson once a month Samuel Dobrin Reporter

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Letters to the Editor

A storm of disappointment I am sure the ski enthusiasts were thrilled by the dump we received on the 24th and 25th of February, but it certainly did make for difficulty on the roads as your article discusses (“I’ve never seen the roads that bad,� February 29). My wife came to brush the snow from our car at around 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning, having parked it outside

our house at around 8.30 p.m. Friday and found that during that period a vehicle had crashed in to it causing expensive damage to the rear left corner. No one has come to us since then accepting their part in that event. I appreciate that it was no doubt an accident, but not contacting us is a deliberate act and quite out of keeping with the way many would like

to consider Nelsonites to be. Our vehicle is a dark blue VW Jetta and was parked outside our home, 419 Delbruck Street in Uphill. I urge anyone who might be able to help us be in touch with the driver or owner of the vehicle involved to contact me at or by phone at 250-352-3691. Martin Lane Nelson

It’s all about freedom of speech Re: Morgen Tomkins’ letter about the anti-abortion ad I have to say that her letter seemed a tad hypocritical. Indeed Nelson is a town that prides itself on being openminded and supportive of free speech. Regardless of where one might stand on the abor-

tion issue, placing a pro-life advertisement in a local paper is exactly that: free speech. You can’t have it both ways. I felt the same way when the pro-life billboards were constantly being defaced just outside of town. If you support free speech, then you support

HUGS. To Jason the electrician who helped pull me out of a treewell at Whitewater last Saturday. I’m alive. Thank you.

it in all forms, regardless of whether or not you agree with it. If you have a problem with it, place your own ad. People have a right to express their beliefs, just as you have done in your letter to the editor. Anna Lauriente Nelson

HUGS. To Jill at Nelson Sewing Solutions for patching my favourite old jeans. Now I can get another year or two out of them.

and low, reporting my loss to several stores, as well as to the police, I always felt conďŹ dent (I do confess to a couple of lapses of doubt) that my community of Nelson is full of honest, basically good people, who would do as you did! All of our actions affect everyone! With heartfelt appreciation!

HUGS. A big thanks to all the people out in Nelson and the surrounding areas for shopping local!

SLUGS. To the lowlife who stole my hubcaps. You don’t deserve them so I know they won’t stay on your car for long.

HUGS. Big huge hugs to our local business community for donations to the Ending Violence Association of BC’s Annual Training Forum. Phat Angel, Gaia Rising, Cottonwood Kitchens, Sacred Journey, Kutenai Moon Furniture, Tara Davis and Sonja’s China Cabinet all supplied wonderful tokens of appreciation for the front line anti-violence workers across BC providing support to survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, child abuse and criminal harassment.

HUGS. To all the volunteers who, sometimes with little to no gratitude, hurry home from work to get to the rink and help ensure our children learn the love of our game. — thankful

HUGS. The Nelson Lions Club thanks all those people in the community who came out to the Variety Show on at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club. Your interest and attendance made this a wonderful night, enjoyed by all. We would also like to thank the Nelson Home Building Centre for providing their popcorn machine which turned out to be an added delight to the festivities.

SLUGS. To the politically correct people who act like fundamentalists and harass good citizens with their ďŹ re and brimstone views. Your methods don’t work.

HUGS. To the wonderful woman who found my very “full of everything� wallet on Kootenay Street Monday afternoon and turned it in to the police station. As I searched high

SLUGS. To the people that sit in the stands and criticize (quietly and sometimes not-soquietly) volunteers who are doing their best. If you think you can do a better job you should try and do so yourself.

HUGS. To my sisters and my brother. You drive me crazy but I love you anyways. xxoo SLUGS. To dog owners who let their dogs run free at night. We’ve been woken up two nights in a row at 3 a.m. with a barking dog in our yard. Bring them in for the night or secure them so they aren’t roaming the neighbourhood.

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Kootenay Lake Hospital’s New Emergency Wing

More delays for hospital SAMUEL DOBRIN Nelson Star Reporter

The new emergency wing of the Kootenay Lake Hospital won’t see patients any time soon as new completion estimates push the opening an additional three months away. “At this time we think we’re going to be finishing up in the next two to three months, but of course that is contingent on the final inspection,” said Penny Hill, Interior Health’s acute services administrator for Trail and Nelson. “We at Interior Health really regret that we have experience these ongoing delays… it’s important that we have everything correct and ready and good to go before any of the patients move into the area.” The emergency wing was initially anticipated for completion in November of 2011. This additional delay could see it not open until May. Hill said the delay is caused by “areas that still require commissioning,” particularly mechanical systems such as heating. “I don’t know the exact de-

The new emergency wing at KLH is still at least a couple months away from opening. Bob Hall photo

tails I’m afraid.” Interior Health communications officer, Karl Hardt said any additional costs would be captured by the contact that’s already in place. “There wouldn’t be any change to the cost with the opening,” he said. The emergency department is being constructed by Port Moody based Yellowridge Construction and is one of six health care projects the com-

pany has worked on. “I know it’s a frustration for staff and for the community,” said Hill. “I think it’s important to note that the residents of Nelson and the area still continue to have access to all emergency department services through our existing emergency department.” Yellowridge Construction was unable to comment on the progress of the project.

Federal Politics

Atamanenko hosts agricultural critic Nelson Star Staff

BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko is bringing in federal NDP agriculture critic Malcolm Allen to spend some time in the Nelson area. Atamanenko and Allen will attend the BC Fruit Growers Association symposium in Kel-

owna on Thursday. In addition they will be meeting with producers in Cawston, Rock Creek and Grand Forks on Friday. “I am extremely pleased that Malcolm is able to join me in our riding for a few days,” said Atamanenko. “This will give him a chance to hear first hand about some of the issues our local producers are

concerned about.” On Saturday the NDP MPs will meet with representatives of the local food movement in Nelson and Kaslo. “As federal ag critic it is important for me to see what our producers are saying right across the country,” said Allen. “I would like to thank Alex for giving me this opportunity.”


2012-2013 Budget Presentations Tuesday, March 27, 2012 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. School Board Office, 570 Johnstone Rd., Nelson Budget time is upon us and once again it is incumbent on all of us to put forward our great ideas to improve learning for students. The SD8 Finance Committee invites you to have your say in the 2012-2013 budget by providing the Finance Committee with a 15 minute presentation. Need more information on budget work completed to date?

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Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce held its latest business after business event on Thursday at the Hume Hotel. The after-work gathering — that is hosted by different businesses each time — featured guest speaker Lori Schmidt, CEO of Productivity Alberta. Schmidt spoke on business productivity and the diagnostic tools available to assist businesses in ways of improving productivity. The speaker was tied into an initiative currently taking place in the Nelson area. In order to get a handle on ways to improve small and medium sized business productivity, Community Futures of Central Kootenay is completing the background research on a workplace productivity initiative. Recently the Chamber hosted a focus group on business productivity to assist a Community Futures initiative. This project will focus on how business support organizations can help address the issue of productivity and innovation within our business community. Community Futures is conducting background research on productivity and innova-

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Guest speaker Lori Schmidt, CEO of Productivity Alberta, spoke on business productivity and the diagnostic tools available to assist businesses in ways of improving productivity.

tion and will also be launching a diagnostic tool focused on how to increase productivity for the small and medium enterprises. The project stems from employers in this region who face an additional challenge

of higher than the provincial average aging workforce and lower than average immigration patterns. In the not too distant future the potential is there for our region’s productivity to fall further behind due to labour and skills shortages.

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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. COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Everyone is welcome to share, swap, buy or sell at this the Slocan Valley seed exchange on Sunday, March 4. A wide variety of fruit and vegetable seed, cuttings and root stock will be available. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Slocan Valley River Farmers Group. Those requiring table space are encouraged to reserve ahead of time. The exchange will be held at the Slocan Park hall. For more information contact 250-226-0008 or email Head down to Wait’s News every Sunday for a game of Scrabble. Games run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 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 sumfun@ or phone before 4:30 p.m. at 250-354-1586. 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.

We are saying goodbye to winter at the Nelson Public Library Wild and Wacky Wednesday program for teens. On March 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. join us for board games, hot chocolate, cookies and origami. Enter our flying origami airplane race! For ages 12 and up. Email for more 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. 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. Circle of Habondia invites input. Women are invited to join Habondia for a facilitated strategic planning session, 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 8. Please call Pegasis at 250-229-4223 to RSVP and for location details. Dementia/Alzheimer’s caregiver education workshop at Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus, Thursdays March 8, and 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost for the series is $40. To pre-register call 250-352-6601. For more information call 250-352-6788, 1-877-452-6788 or

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dragon boat team, learn the basics of paddling, get fit and have fun! For more information: Dorothy Hatto 250-551-3104. Looking for a fun way to run around indoors this winter? Join Nelson’s Indoor Ultimate Frisbee League on Monday nights from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Beginners welcome. Drop in spots available. Contact for more information. Come down to the Central School gym and enjoy Scottish country dancing every Monday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Beginners welcome. For more information contact Kathy at 250-359-7545, June at 250-352-1836, or Beverly at 250-352-7850. Learn chen tai chi, chi gong and broad sword classes. Classes will start with a 20 minutes chi gong and standing mediation, we’ll then move into learning the chen tai chi set move by move and we’ll finish the class with two-person drills and learning the tai chi broad sword. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Central School gym. For more information email Chris Gibson 250-505-4562. Play table tennis at Blewett Elementary School every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. when school is in Session. The drop-in fee is $2. For more information contact K.Rosenberg 250-352-5739. 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 250-352-6122.

Nelson’s Old-Time Dance and Social Club is hosting a contra dance from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 at the Scout Hall (310 Cedar Street). Mountain Station will be performing traditional jigs and reels for the dance. The band features Paul Holitzky (fiddle), Billy Jones (guitar), Steve Garth (banjo, dobro), and David Feldman (upright bass and calling). Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Bring indoor shoes and drinking water.


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, 250-354-1909.

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 250352-3181.


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

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.

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Continued from Page 1 “People have invested in this opera much like they have invested in Nelson as a community. There is a sense of ‘this is ours and we love it.’ It’s not just about pride, it’s about love,” said Harwood. Both Harwood and Macdonald feel that the creative roots of Nelson are born out of an investment in cultural education. “It’s that attention to generations of educating youth, and I think of our audience. There are so many graduates of our music program and of other artistic programs,” said Macdonald. Girvan — one of the opera’s soloists and Macdonald’s wife — is the director of Nelson’s Corazon Choir, which has gained international popularity. “That it’s a hip thing for teenagers in this town to join a youth choir is testament to how cool Allison is and what she creates to those kids is meaningful to them,” said Harwood. “These kids voluntarily want to be a part of this because they see it as such a fun, meaningful thing.”



arwood had been working on another opera for Nelson Community Opera two and a half years ago, when the idea for KHAOS emerged. Harwood had worked with Macdonald on creative projects in the past. The pair said the idea of the opera

was somewhat a joke, but now with opening night on the horizon, both laughed “where’s the punch line?” “The joke became reality,” said Macdonald. When Marty Horswill — of Nelson Community Opera — heard what Harwood and Macdonald had come up with, he decided to help get the finances to move the project along.

“People have invested in this opera much like they have invested in Nelson as a community. There is a sense of ‘this is ours and we love it.’ It’s not just about pride, it’s about love.” Nicola Harwood KHAOS Librettist

“Marty got on board and said ‘yeah let’s make this happen, I will try to find funding and commission you guys,’ and he did. He found a whole bunch of local funding and a bit of provincial money and managed to commission us, so we wrote and wrote,” said Harwood. Macdonald compares the journey to date with getting on an escalator. “We got on at the bottom and as we move along more people keep piling on, until we reach the end of the escalator next week,” he said. “The escalator is running at full steam ahead and it’s still in good repair.

There have been moments when it’s trying, just because it’s so big and so vast. It’s such a big form that it’s quite a wrestling match.” Both Macdonald and Harwood said the personalities that have joined the project from the beginning have helped the opera have its own spirit. “The cast is just so fully on board that it’s a pleasure to come down here,” said Macdonald. “That’s not always the case in big productions. Together we’ve been in some small productions where one person can be the fly in the ointment, but in this project there are no flies.” While the project may be ambitious, everyone involved has worked hard to make it come to life. “The spirit around it has been really great,” said Harwood. “People have been so excited to be involved and we’ve been kind of picky and choosey about who we want onboard. We’ve been so lucky and so blessed. So the show ends up having its own energy that makes it attractive because people are loving it.”



HAOS is a Nelson focused story built around the ancient Greek fertility myth of Persephone and Demeter. “We wanted to tell a story about something that was impacting us, and everyone really,” said Macdonald. “We wanted it to have significance beyond the borders of Nelson and even Story continues to Page 13

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Harwood (back) and Macdonald (front) have spent more than two years working to bring KHAOS alive.

Continued from Page 12 beyond British Columbia and Canada in a way.” Harwood and Macdonald decided to tackle the topic of climate change. “The theme of climate change is buried beneath the surface of the Persephone and Demeter myth,” said Macdonald. Demeter is a goddess of fertility, grain and earth and her daughter Persephone is abducted by Demeter’s brother Hedes and taken to the underworld because he wants a wife. “Demeter is so upset that she refuses to bring the rain, so her world dies,” said Harwood. “So there is basically drought and famine.” Eventually the gods tell Hedes to bring Persephone back.

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“But Hedes feeds her pomegranate seeds,” said Harwood. “The rule according to the myth is that if you eat the food of the underworld you have to return to the underworld, so she comes back up but she has to go back down.” The myth was already so rich in its metaphor for the seasons that Harwood and Macdonald decided to extend it to say what if Persephone can’t return? “We did the original myth and then we just extended the myth beyond that,” said Harwood. “It was challenging, but I think we got something out of it. It is really good stuff for opera because it is a big and dramatic form, it is not subtle or understated in any sense.” The pair also felt the myth

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worked well to parallel the issues around climate change. “It really holds well in terms of our human capacity to understand what we’re mucking with when we mess with these grand forces of nature and how shortsightedness and desire can lead to much more catastrophic ends than we are aware of,” said Harwood. The opera is sung in English in a style described by Harwood as a musical theatre and opera hybrid. “There is a style of writing called opera verismo and that’s the style that I chose early on. For every phrase, emotion and action that you see, there will be an accompanying musical character that goes with it,” said Macdonald. He also drew on his extensive experience writing soundtracks for film, where Harwood said he writes well for drama. “In a way it helps to tell the story,” he said. “If people don’t understand what’s going on through the language they will be able to tell through the tone of the music. It will even bring out some of the subtleties.” Despite being a community project, KHAOS will bring a grand production to the Capitol Theatre beginning on March 8 with shows running at 8 p.m. until March 10. There will also be a special matinee on Saturday. Tickets are available through the Capitol Theatre box office.

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Community Check This Out — Anne DeGrace

Hands off the Bard Freedom to Read Week at the Nelson Library


hen I was in Grade 9 our English class read William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. I can still recite Portia’s speech to Shylock in Act IV, Scene I: “The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath…” At the time I remember thinking that real mercy would be anything that would get me out of English class. Now, I’m grateful, because I learned a great deal from the Bard. Morality. Wit. Critical thinking. Not everyone gets the opportunity. Shakespeare is one of the most censored authors in history, The Merchant of Venice his most banned play due to the unflattering portrayal of the money-lender Shylock, considered anti-Semitic (it is; it was also the prevailing attitude in Shakespeare’s day, so true to the era). Parents have protested; classrooms across this continent have shunned it. In our class, we were more fortunate: the teacher seized a fabulous opportunity, and we discussed, in-depth, the ways in which we stereotype and vilify. I memorized that lesson just as I memorized those lines. This is Freedom to Read week, an annual event celebrating intellectual freedom. According to the Canadian Book and Periodical Council, “Freedom to read can never be taken for granted. Even

in Canada, a free country by world standards, books and magazines are banned at the border. Schools and libraries are regularly asked to remove books and magazines from their shelves. Free expression on the Internet is under attack. Few of these stories make headlines, but they affect the right of Canadians to decide for themselves what they choose to read.”

We agree. So does our Will who, in his Sonnet 66, bemoaned “art made tonguetied by authority.” Had he known how true that would be when it came to his own writing, he’d have rolled in his grave enough to circumnavigate the Globe — and I mean the planet, not the theatre. It was censorship of Shakespeare’s work that gave rise to the term to bowdlerize, after Thomas Bowdler published, in 1807, an expurgated version of Shakespeare’s work called The Family Shakespeare, in which he cut out all things he considered unsavoury. To bowdlerize is, according to the MirriamWebster Dictionary: “to expurgate (as a book) by omitting or modifying parts considered vulgar.”

So in Macbeth, “Out Damn Spot! Out, I say!” became the somewhat less dramatic: “Out, crimson spot.” As for the bawdy bits — and Will was a champ at those — they were axed altogether, leaving inexplicable gaps in the narrative. The big question is: who was Thomas Bowdler to decide what we should or shouldn’t read? At the Nelson library, you can read Shakespeare’s substantial oeuvre of plays and sonnets. You can read critical essays, and annotated editions (so the bawdy bits won’t be lost on you when you get to them). You can read biographies about Old Will himself, or find out what life was like in Shakespearean times — including prevailing attitudes. For the culinarily adventurous, we have Eating Shakespeare: Recipes and More from the Bard’s Kitchen, and for those who like their Bard served up as fiction, Jennifer Lee Carrell’s 2010 novel Haunt me Still, among others. A general search for Shakespeare comes up with 199 titles, not one of them banned, censored, or bowdlerized — and all of them quotable. Incidentally, the Merchant of Venice is not banned in Israel. According to Sam Schoenbaum, a leading Shakespearean scholar, it’s one of the country’s most popular plays. Which, when it comes to freedom to read, puts a whole lot of people on the same page.

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News Expanding Recreation Opportunities in Nelson

Sports council looks at rubber floor for Civic MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

The Civic Centre could soon be home to a new removable floor. The announcement was made last month by the Nelson Regional Sports Council at council’s committee of the whole meeting.

“It would make a big difference for the bottom line.”

“It would make a big difference for the bottom line because we would have the civic operational year round,” said the sports council’s executive director, Kim Palfenier. The removable floor which could be used at the Civic is a rubberized sports floor that would be laid over one or two layers of plywood. “We’re still working on the logistics of just how that’s going to work,” said Palfenier.

Because of the Civic’s unique refrigeration system which is in the sand floor, council needs to look at how the removable floor would be used without damaging the refrigeration. “We will not do anything that will jeopardize that structure because without that we won’t have refrigeration,” said Palfenier. The removable floor is being investigated after groups like roller derby approached the sports council. “They are first and foremost, but when they’re not using it it could be a basketball court, a volleyball court, lacrosse, floor hockey, it could be anything,” said Palfenier. Aside from the protection of the Civic’s refrigeration system, another issue council needs to address is storage of the floor. “If you’ve got an arena-sized floor that stacks up, what does that look like on a pallet? And how


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many pallets? And how high and how wide? If you’ve got one layer of that and two layers of plywood, my God you’d need another arena

to store the floor,” said Palfenier. Council proposed that the city clean out the ramp near Hall Street — which Palfenier said is full

of junk — so that the removable floor could be stored there. The floor could cost as much as $50,000 with an additional $30,000 for the

plywood sub floors. “We would apply for grants,” said Palfenier. “If you can make an income out of a project it’s usually looked at favour-

ably and often they will grant you if not all of it, some of it.” The sports council operates the Civic Centre on behalf of the City.


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A game few will forget

Playoff Series As of February 27

Neil Murdoch Division ROUND 1 Castlegar (2) vs. Nelson (3) Castlegar leads series 3-1 Game 1: Castlegar 5 Nelson 1 Game 2: Nelson 2 Castlegar 1 Game 3: Castlegar 5 Nelson 3 Game 4: Castlegar 7 Nelson 6 (OT) Game 5: March 1 in Castlegar Game 6: March 2 in Nelson Game 7: March 3 in Castlegar

SAMUEL DOBRIN Nelson Star Reporter

Regardless of how the series turns out for the Nelson Junior Leafs, Tuesday night’s game four overtime loss has found a spot in the library of great tussles against rival Castlegar. The 7-6 win by the Rebels put the Leafs in jeopardy of being eliminated from the KIJHL post season on Thursday night (after Star deadline), but the Tuesday game at the Nelson and District Community Complex was fantastic entertainment for hockey fans. The Leafs fell behind just minutes into the first period when Castlegar took advantage of some weak Nelson defense and netted a short-handed goal to set the tone for the rest of regulation time. “It’s hard for our goalie to play a strong game when right off the bat he’s faced with two on ones and breakaways,” said Leafs assistant coach Stu Linnen. “The best thing for us to do is to come out in the first 10 minutes and take the play to them so we don’t have to play catch-up hockey all game long.” Castlegar scored their second goal only about a minute after their first from the stick of Stuart Walton. The Leafs wouldn’t go down without a fight though, and Matthew Naka was the first to Story continues to ‘Leafs’ on Page 22

Beaver Valley (1) vs. Spokane (4) Beaver Valley leads series 3-1 Game 1: Beaver Valley 6 Spokane 3 Game 2: Beaver Valley 4 Spokane 3 (OT) Game 3: Beaver Valley 7 Spokane 3 Game 4: Spokane 3 Beaver Valley 2 Game 5: March 1 in Fruitvale

Eddie Mountain Division ROUND 1 Fernie (1) vs. Golden (4) Fernie wins series 4-0 Game 1: Fernie 6 Golden 1 Game 2: Fernie 4 Golden 2 Game 3: Fernie 9 Golden 4 Game 4: Fernie 3 Golden 2 (OT)

Local Skaters Invite You to Wish Upon A Star Final touches are being added to costumes, lighting and sets as the Nelson Figure Skating Club prepares for Wish Upon A Star, a Disney-themed ice show, Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Nelson and District Community Complex arena. Courtney Shrieves (Pirates of the Caribbean), Christina Champlin (Jasmine), Charly DeFouw (Little Mermaid), Soleil Babcock (Alice) and Sebastian Bodine-Shah (Mad Hatter) are some of the more than 40 skaters who will perform in the show. Admission is by donation.

Kimberley (2) vs. Creston Valley (3) Kimberley leads series 3-1 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: Kimberley 5 Creston Valley 0

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As close as they come BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

A pair of Nelson Minor Hockey teams narrowly missed bringing home two more West Kootenay banners to hang in the Nelson and District Community Complex. Last weekend both the Pee Wee House Stingrays and Atom A Leafs went to shootout in the playoff finals of their respective leagues. Both came away second best. In Nakusp, the Nelson pee wees (aged 11 and 12)

started their road to the finals slowly, falling behind 3-0 to an upstart Boundary squad. The locals bounced back to win the first round robin game 8-5. The Stingrays then secured their spot in the top four on Saturday by beating the Pee Wee Wildcats 4-1 and then crushing the Nelson Pee Wee Leafs 12-2. In the semi-finals the Stingrays again started slow, falling behind to Castlegar. In the second half of the game, the Stingrays’ Quin Hall took over, scoring all

of his team’s five goals as the locals earned a berth in the final with a 5-2 win. In the final the Stingrays were matched up against a powerhouse Nakusp team who had not lost a game all season long. Nelson came out strong with captain Brady Sookro scoring the game’s first goal in the second period. Shortly after Alex McMillian made the score 2-0 for the Stingrays. Story continues to ‘Atoms’ on Page 19

ROUND 1 Osoyoos (1) vs. Kelowna (4) Osoyoos tied series 2-2 Game 1: Kelowna 4 Osoyoos 3 Game 2: Osoyoos 9 Kelowna 3 Game 3: Osoyoos 8 Kelowna 5 Game 4: Kelowna 6 Osoyoos 5 (OT) Princeton (2) vs. Penticton (3) Princeton tied series 2-2 Game 1: Princeton 1 Penticton 0 Game 2: Princeton 2 Penticton 1 Game 3: Penticton 3 Princeton 2 (OT) Game 4: Penticton 3 Princeton 2

Doug Birks Divison ROUND 1 Revelstoke (1) vs. Sicamous (4) Sicamous leads series 3-1 Game 1: Sicamous 5 Revelstoke 1 Game 2: Sicamous 8 Revelstoke 5 Game 3: Revelstoke 4 Sicamous 3 Game 4: Sicamous 6 Revelstoke 1 Kamloops (2) vs. North Okanagan (3) Kamloops tied series 2-2 Game 1: Kamloops 3 North Okanagan 2 Game 2: Kamloops 4 North Okanagan 3 Game 3: North Okanagan 3 Kamloops 2 Game 4: North Okanagan 3 Kamloops 0


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Atoms fall just short; more playoff action this weekend Continued from Page 16 Penalty trouble then gripped Nelson as they allowed four unanswered goals which held until late in the game. First Hall made the game 4-3 and with 17 seconds remaining in regulation time Sookro tied it up. Overtime solved nothing with great saves by Nelson goalie Connor Comishin to give his team a chance. The game was forced into shootout where Nakusp came away with the title. Meanwhile in Fruitvale another dramatic weekend was unfolding for the Nelson Atom A Leafs. In round robin play the Nelson atoms (aged nine and ten), compiled a 2-1 record with wins over host Beaver Valley and Castlegar. The only loss came in a 5-3 contest with Rossland-Trail. In the semi-final, Nelson was again matched against their rivals from the south, RosslandTrail. The game went the distance in regulation and ended 3-3 which forced overtime. Two minutes into the overtime frame, Reece Hunt scored the winner to send the Leafs into the final. In the final, Nelson was up against regular season champion Spokane who did not lose a game all season. Late in the game Nelson held a 6-5 advantage, but with just over a minute left to play the American squad tied the game to send it into overtime. The extra frame solved nothing and the locals lost a heartbreaker in the shootout. The two Nelson midget house teams were also in West Kootenay playoff action last weekend, hosting the tournament. Nelson 1 midgets (aged 15 to 18) came into the playoffs ranked fifth out of eight teams and had to play all their games on Saturday. The locals came away with a 2-1 round robin record after wins against Nelson 2 (5-1) and Kaslo (81), and a 3-1 loss against Rossland-Trail. By the time the semi-final game came around against Rossland-Trail the locals had run out of gas and lost 7-1. The team was backstopped by superb goaltending from Jordan Bachinski, who travelled back from his new home of Invermere to help his team get to the semi-finals. The playoffs also helped usher the end to minor hockey careers for Cam Olson, James Greer, Jake Kindred, Rowan Weber and Sean Bow, who will all be too old next season. The West Kootenay minor hockey house season will end this weekend with two more divisions taking part in the playoffs. A pair of Nelson bantam house teams will host the playoffs at the NDCC and Civic Centre, while the Atom B team is heading to Trail for their playoffs. There are 7 BILLION people. There are only 200 ocelots left on our plan planet. net et..


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“On the mountain of the Lord it shall be provided” (Gen 22:14) - Sister Nancy Hurren, CND : Cathedral of Mary Immaculate


ent has begun! – a season of taking stock, reflecting on the direction of our lives and recommitting ourselves to the most important journey in our lives, the journey towards God. In the common lectionary, this coming Sunday’s reading from Genesis 22 offers us insight in the struggle we all have in discerning the way towards our goal. Our Father Abraham believes that God, like the gods of the peoples around him, is demanding the sacrifice of his son Isaac. The closer Abraham gets to the mountain the more details the writer in Genesis provides for us, slowing the action so that we too enter the pain Abraham is experiencing. We see him take his son, his innocent son, and bind him, laying him on the altar he has just helped build. It is only as he takes the knife with intent to kill that the angel of the Lord stops him, and startled he lifts his eyes and sees a ram caught in the thicket. With thankful heart, he offers the ram as burnt offering to God in the place of his son. In return for his willingness to give all, God promises Abraham many offspring and reveals that all the nations of the earth will be blessed in them.

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Most often as we hear this story we marvel at Abraham’s obedience, but there is more. For as they descend the mountain Abraham names the place “The Lord will provide” and from then on it becomes a saying of the people, “On the mountain of the Lord it shall be provided” (Gen 22:14). Abraham is not only obedient but, with immense faith, is fully confident that God will provide even in the most painful of situations and passes that faith and trust in God’s providence down to his many descendants. Many centuries later, the mountain where God provides becomes the site of the city of Jerusalem, the place, as the scriptures affirm, where God dwells with God’s people. Lastly, we know it as the hill of Calvary, the place of Jesus’ total self-gift where the compassion and mercy of God grants us forgiveness even in the face of the worst humanity can do, the murder of God’s Son. On this mountain God does provide. As we begin Lent this year, can we seek out this provident God, listen deeply to God’s voice in the depths of our hearts, and, like Abraham, seek ways to follow in faith and trust the God who daily calls us into trusting relationship, calls us to be like Jesus, God’s Son?

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611 Fifth Street 250-352-3212 Sunday Worship at 10:00 am Pastor Scott Simpson

A Friendly Bible Centre Church Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am Sermon title:

“The Bread And The Cup” 623 Gordon Rd. Nelson BC V1L 5X6 Phone 250-352-9322 • Pastor Rev. Ken H. Keber

Refreshments are served after the service

(Affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada)


• Balfour

7741 Upper Balfour Rd. • 229.2301 Sundays at 9:30 am Pastor Jason Ashley

• Playmor

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church


2840 Eden Rd. • 359.5065 Sundays at 10:00 am Pastor Jesse Lerch

Unity Centre of the Kootenays Sunday 11:00 am Ray Stothers “Listening to the Divine Within” 905 Gordon Rd (IHA Bldg., back door)


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FUNERAL NOTICE Bruno Arthur Bourgeois passed away unexpectedly on February 22, 2012 in Creston, BC The funeral will take place in Nelson at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 10:30am.

Cards of Thanks HUGS to the nurses and staff of KLH.They are very hard working group. I want to thank them for their patients, tireless work, compassion, professional caring, cheerfulness and there smiles as they work. They are truly with the source of the divine white light and are truly earth’s angels. This is coming from a very grateful patient who has never been in a hospital in all her 75 yrs. Thank you for all the excellent care that I received during my stay. May the source of the divine white light surround you all! Bless you! ~ Nana Bush Helen G, Draycott & Cindy

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Shelley Cameron Estate Administrator at 877-797-4357 today, to set up your FREE consultation in Nelson. Donna Mihalcheon CA,CIRP 31 years experience. BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Bankruptcy, #200 -1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna, BC. V1Y 9X1 Office Manager for local union office. Computer skills, bookkeeping background w/Simply Accounting, strong communication skills necessary. Background check required. Position for late May. Only short list will be contacted. Fax 250-365-2164 or Email Traffic Control training for dates call 1-866-737-2389 or

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On February 22, 2012, Bruno unexpectedly passed away in his sleep at his home in Creston. He was born in Nelson on September 28, 1941. His parents were Bruno and Yvonne Bourgeois. Bruno Bourgeois died in May 1941 and Yvonne Bourgeois on January 4, 1988. Bruno grew 22, up in Nelson attended the Silveraway King Workshop On February 2012, Brunoandunexpectedly passed in his sleep at which he thoroughly enjoyed. He was a very friendly person and enjoyed his home in Creston. He was born in Nelson on September 28, 1941. His sports, particularly hockey and baseball. He also enjoyed his time visiting parents werewhere Brunoheand Yvonne Bourgeois at Safeway made manyBourgeois. friends. TheBruno fire hall was alsodied on in hisMay list and yearsBourgeois he wouldon be January there for4,the 9 p.m. curfew horn. 1941forandmany Yvonne 1988. In the mid movedand to the Doctor the Endicott Creston, Bruno greweighties up inheNelson attended SilverHome KinginWorkshop BC. One of his friends was living there and he also wanted to be there. which heworked thoroughly enjoyed. He was a very full friendly andyears enjoyed Bruno at the Cresteramics workshop time person for many and sports, particularly hockey and baseball. He also enjoyed his time visiting was attending half days for the past few years. On December 7, 1996 while walking thehestreet do Christmas shopping at Safewaydown where madetomany friends. The fire hallwith was Connie also on Thrun, his list a care worker from the Endicott Center, they were struck by a truck that and for many years he would be there for the 9 p.m. curfew horn. shot across the street striking them and drove Bruno through a storefront’s In the midwindow. eighties He he moved to thetoDoctor Endicott Home inin Creston, double-pane was flown the Foothills Hospital Calgary where he remained for two This isand when he lost the lower of BC. One of his friends wasmonths. living there he also wanted to bepart there. his right leg. After months ofworkshop hospitalization Calgary, Bruno worked at themany Cresteramics full timein for many Kelowna, years and Trail, Nelson and Creston he was able to return to his home in Creston. He was attending half days for theagain pastand few he years. On December 7, 1996 while was very determined to walk succeeded. walking the street to dosister Christmas shopping with Connie Brunodown is survived by his Duane Stefi uk, brotherin-lawThrun, Boris Stefi Nelson, Byron (Ellen) North a careuk,worker fromnephews the Endicott Center, theyStefi wereuk,struck by aVancouver, truck that Michael (Marcie) Stefiuk, Nelson, Christopher (Melanie) Stefiuk, New shot across the street striking them and drove Bruno through a storefront’s Westminster, Derek (Anna) Stefiuk, Nelson and their families. double-pane was everyone flown to the FoothillsandHospital Calgary We wouldwindow. like to He thank in Nelson Crestoninfor their friendship, care andforsupport of Bruno He waspart truly where he remained two months. This isover whenhishelifetime. lost the lower of blessed. his right leg. After many months of hospitalization in Calgary, Kelowna, Prayers will be held at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate on Thursday, Trail, Nelson wasfuneral able towill return his home Creston. He March 1, 2012and at Creston 7:00pm.he The taketoplace at theinCathedral of Mary Immaculate, Street,and Nelson BC on Friday, March 2, 2012 was very determined813to Ward walk again he succeeded. at 10:30am. Bruno is survived by his sister Duane Stefiuk, brother- in-law Boris As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Creston Stefi uk, Society Nelson, fornephews ByronLiving, (Ellen)BoxStefi1820, uk, North District Community Creston,Vancouver, BC V0B Michael (Marcie) Stefi uk, Nelson, Christopher (Melanie) Stefiuk, New 1G0. Online condolences may Stefi be expressed at Westminster, Derek (Anna) uk, Nelson and their families. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral We would like to thank everyone in Nelson and Creston for their Service Ltd.

friendship, care and support of Bruno over his lifetime. He was truly blessed. Prayers will be held at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 7:00pm. The funeral will take place at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, 813 Ward Street, Nelson BC on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 10:30am. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Creston District Society for Community Living, Box 1820, Creston, BC V0B 1G0. Online condolences may be expressed at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

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octor Norman Joseph Bedard passed away peacefully on February 22nd 2012 in his 89th year at the Kootenay Lake Hospital. He leaves to mourn his passing, his three children, Linda (Don) of Victoria BC, Brian (Lonnie) of Vernon BC and Gordon (Lori) of Kelowna BC. He also leaves three granddaughters Emily of Vancouver BC and Hailey and Erin of Vernon BC. Norman was married to the love of his life, Dorothy ‘Jean’ Bedard for 61 years and they shared a very happy and productive life together. He graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Alberta Edmonton in 1960 and soon after established a successful practice in Nelson BC, where he continued to work until his well deserved retirement in 1992. Norman’s family was his great love and pride. Among his passions, were golf, bridge, woodworking and his summer home at Christina Lake. These varied interests were testament to the boundless amount of energy that he exhibited. He was a long standing member in the Nelson Gyro club and through his affiliation, made many close and lasting friendships. His generous character, great sense of humor, intelligence and charm drew many people to him. In so many ways, he was a true gentleman. The world is a much poorer place without him. We love you and will always miss you. The family wishes to thank Norm’s many friends for their ongoing support. We also wish to thank the staff members of Kootenay Lake Hospital for their hard work and compassion. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 11:00 am from the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. On-line condolences may be expressed at As an expression of sympathy family & friends may make donations in memory of Norman to The Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation or to another charity of your choice.

Mc ) Ke at” Ma rnan, James Patrick (“P 12 rch 2 0 1, 1950 – January 18, 2

With great love and very heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Pat McKernan at age 61, in Calgary, AB, of an aggressive brain tumor. Pat was a devoted family man, to his wife and best friend of 38 years, Lucy, his children: Jenn (Jeff), Shaun (Casi), Ryan (Lisa), grandchildren: Max, Sam, Maddie, Ellie, Brody and Shelby, his siblings: Mike (Cindy), Gerry (Chris), Dennis (Nana), Maureen, Kevin (Dana), Tim (Linda). Pat enjoyed very exciting and successful careers with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Commercial Crime) and Imperial Oil (Corporate Security). His accomplishments were many, known to very few. Pat kept people and things safe – he just didn’t talk about it. He was an athlete and a competitor his entire life: swimming, cycling, running, golfer, and triathlete. Pat worked out at the gym every day, and said “if you are having a bad day..go for a work out...and if you are still having a bad out AGAIN.”. He was a voracious reader who loved discovering and spending time in used book stores. Pat was well known to be a sun worshipper, and worked hard on his tan. Pat was a leader, and a mentor to colleagues, friends and family. His optimism and sense of humour lit up every room he entered. Pat was a class act, and a classy guy. He was a very generous person and always gave of himself. Cancer took him from us, but it never beat him. Pat had the spirit of a warrior and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Condolences :; Donations: The Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada

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Help Wanted

Medical/Dental Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses Bayshore Home Health Bayshore Home Health is currently seeking Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses for night shifts in the Castlegar/ Nelson area to work with children with complex care needs. If you are an RN or LPN and love working with children and their families , we would appreciate hearing from you. Pediatric experience is an asset and we do offer client specific training.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: pedsvancouver@ or fax to 1-866-686-7435


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Career Opportunity Receptionist/Administrative Assistant – Temporary (1 year term) Reporting to the Manager, Human Resources & Corporate Services, the Receptionist/Administrative Assistant will be responsible for providing a wide range of reception and administrative duties to support the operation of the office. This will be a temporary position for a one-year term. The successful candidate will provide general reception duties such as greeting visitors and answering phones, as well as administrative support to the department and other areas in the organization. The ideal candidate will have post secondary education, preferably in Business Administration and/or several years’ related experience in an administrative position. The candidate will be proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite and be able to multi-task effectively, be adaptable to changing priorities, and work cooperatively in a team environment. Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to visit the Careers section of our website at for the detailed job description. Closing date for this position is March 9, 2012.

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This is a contract position based on 32 hours per week. Salary Range is $40,000 - $48,000 and is dependant upon experience and skill-set. Send or drop off your Resume by March 9th to: Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism Society Hiring Committee c/o Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce 225 Hall Street Nelson BC V1L 5X4 Or email to


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QUALIFICATIONS • Degree in social work or a related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience. • Experience in providing supportive counselling to women utilizing a feminist approach • Experience and ability to work and network with other community programs and systems • Knowledge and demonstrated abilities with group process and facilitation techniques • Experience in coordinating and facilitating training programs • Experience in financial accountability and program budget management • Experience in researching and developing culturally appropriate public education events on the issue of violence against women • Experience in keeping case records, data collection and reporting to funders • Ability to provide learning opportunities and supervise practicum students • Must possess a valid driver’s licence; own a reliable, safe vehicle and have appropriate insurance to carry passengers • Must be willing to work flexible hours - evening and weekend work may be required. This position requires union membership with BCGEU and completion of a successful Criminal Record Check and pays $17.60 per hour plus benefits after three months. The Nelson Community Services Centre (NCSC) is committed to equality in employment. However, due to the sensitive nature of the work that is done in this program, the NCSC has made a bonafide gender requirement and as such applications will only be accepted from qualified females. We appreciate all applications but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Submit resume and cover letter to: Attention: Lena Horswill, Executive Director #201 - 518 Lake Street Nelson, BC V1L 4C6 Or e-mail to:

Closing Date: Monday, March 12, 2012

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Duties include feminist based supportive counselling, referrals to other professionals and services, transportation and accompaniment and the research and delivery of public education and training.

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Required Skills include · Knowledge of destination marketing principle’s · Ability to develop and implement media campaigns, media buys · Knowledge of tourism industry including local, provincial and national trends · Sound working knowledge of computer applications · Ability to maintain relationships with partners, industry stakeholders, municipal and regional politicians, media and businesses · Ability to work Áexible hours as required for meetings and or trade show events.


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Reporting to and working with the Board of Directors the Executive Director will be responsible for the day to day operation of the ofÀce, the development, coordination and implementation of the yearly marketing and sales initiatives of the Destination Marketing Organization.

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Kootenay Society for Community Living is looking for a paid live-in roommate/ home share provider to support a young man with developmental disabilities in his Nelson home. The support will be in his home and in the community. This position will be suitable for a quiet, responsible, flexible and community minded person who is able to work with others. This position is available as soon as possible with the expectation that this will be long-term w/ a min of 1yr stay. Please send a resume and references to or fax to 250-352-0866



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Scrap Car Removal Mobile Homes & Parks FACTORY DIRECT WHOLESALE modular homes, manufactured homes, and park models. New homes starting as low as $37,209, 16 wides $49,183, and double wides $70,829. or 877976-3737 The Home Boys.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1st MONTH FREE with 12 month lease! Nelson: 2 bdrm + storage. Newly renovated, no carpet. NS/NP. 250-551-4821 Nelson: 2 bdrm apartment avail. Immediately. NS/NP $825/mo incl. power 365-7335 NELSON: Newly Reno’d self contained bachelor suite w/lake view, close to town, very quiet NS/NP, WD, $525/mo 352-5634 / 354-1424

Homes for Rent 2.5 bdrm Mobile Home N/S, N/P, W/D, new carpet. Adult Park, references required, 7 min to Nelson on Granite Rd. $775.00/mo plus utilities. 250-352-0898 In town, beautiful 1bdrm loft NS/NP, great place for mature single or couple. Parking, private setting, A/C, W/D, sun deck. Incl power $950/mo looking for long term tenants. avail. now. call for appt. 250-352-0500 NELSON 2Bdrm Waterfront Duplex Johnstone Rd, private beach, 1 bath, large deck, shared laundry, furnished, N/S, $1375/mo. + utilities. Avail. March 15th - 352-2693

Office/Retail Nelson: Downtown office suite for rent. 10ft X 15ft with sink. Mountain Waters Wellness Centre building, 205 Victoria St. Quiet, good parking. $375/mo. Call 250-352-6081

Want to Rent Reliable & Responsible Fifty + man, w/good rental reference looking for 2bdrm unit or 1bdrm in shared situation. Has small, well behaved dog & cat. Vegetarian, Non-drinker, NS. Pls contact Mel 352-9876

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14’ Springbok Boat. 9.9HP, Evenrude engine, 5 gallon fuel tank, 2 fuel lines. as is package $1500 call 250-352-5097

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Rare opportunity to own one of the very popular Nelson boathouses. This boathouse has had numerous recent upgrades, including new front and back doors as well as new decking. This is a great boathouse for some family fun and a great way to take advantage of all of the fun opportunities Kootenay Lake has to offer. For more info contact Bev at 250-505-5744 or by email at

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Leafs found ways to fight back, but ultimately not enough Continued from Page 16 let the Rebels know that with an unassisted goal five minutes into the first period. The rest of the first period went back and forth between teams as Carson Willians, Max Mois and Nik Newman each added a mark of their own to counter each of the Rebels’ goals, leaving the final first period score at 5-4 for the Rebels. Each team played smarter defense for the second period, but the Nelson Leafs started to show signs of frustration, taking five penalties including a 10 minute misconduct penalty for J.J. Beitel, who also happened to score the only Leafs goal in the middle period to counter the Rebels’ sixth goal. The Leafs came into the third period charging hard and hoping to tie up the score. Both teams

continued to battle hard, however, resulting in a very physical game with big hits followed by ample crowd applause. Just five minutes into the third, Nik Newman suffered a cross-check from Braydon Horcoff that sent him into the boards head first and off the ice for several minutes while Horcoff was given a game misconduct. With only a minute left in the third period, the Leafs pulled their goalie for an extra attacker in one last effort to send it to overtime, and with 35.8 seconds in regulation time Patrick Martens buried a mark in a mad scramble in front of the net, sending fans to their feet. Despite their efforts, however, the game was ended by Scott Morisseau who slid the puck neatly under Andrew Walton. “Once they got to a

Leafs goaltender Andrew Walton lets a goal in against the Castlegar Rebels Tuesday.

quick lead, we didn’t fold our tent, we chipped away and clawed our way back and were able to put it

into overtime. Unfortunately we didn’t get the breaks that we wanted,” said Linnen.

If the Leafs managed to win Thursday night in Castlegar, game six will be tonight in Nelson starting

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A successful BC Games wrapped up on Sunday for a group of local skiers in Vernon. There were 100 of the top junior alpine skiers in the province competing at Silverstar Resort near Vernon. Four members of the Whitewater Ski Team were in the mix during the three day alpine events. Liam Jones, Jessie Thurston, Savannah Leishman, and Haley Mitchell all made the trip to the Okanagan for the event that showcased more than 1,500 young athletes in a variety of sports. The opening ceremonies featured all the athletes filling the arena and our Kootenay Zone kids shone brighter than ever dressed in gold. Premier Christy Clark and a host of dignitaries, including former Olympians, welcomed the athletes. All of the Whitewater skiers raced hard through challenging conditions. Mitchell skied especially well in slalom, placing in the top 10 on Sunday. Most importantly our skiers made some wonderful friendships with fellow athletes, showed great sportsmanship and had very positive attitudes in supporting one other.

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Solid 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on a very private 2 acre property at Thrums. There is a stone fireplace in the living room and a wood stove in the basement. Attached single carport and a detached double garage/workshop. The yard is very beautiful with lots of lawn, huge garden, green house and numerous fruit and nut trees. Community water licensed for domestic and irrigation use.

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Adopt a homeless pet and save a life! More can be found on our web site at Please call our volunteers at 250-551-1053 for more information on any of these sweeties, and to arrange a visit in their foster home. Updates daily on KAAP’s Facebook page as well.


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He’s almost 6 months old, and is a real “Kootenay Special” – Border Collie – Heeler – Staffy cross. Sweet young guy, is prime for puppy training. He will be a medium size dog. Lots of love to give.


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A log home overlooking Kootenay Lake that sits on 17 private acres and has a large detached workshop, and custom built kitchen is your opportunity to enjoy the incredible lifestyle that the Kootenays has to offer.


ABOVE PHOTO: Local skiers who took part in the Silverstar races were (L-R) Liam Jones, Savannah Leishman, Haley Mitchell, coach Ben Cohen from Fernie, and Jessie Thurston.

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They have arrived! This 3-bdrm home in Krestova has had many upgrades and represents undeniably good value. It is situated on a picturesque .7-acre lot that is ideal for gardening, kids and pets. Cell service and high speed internet are available.

Fingal Fin A 3 year old Akbash – Bernese X, neutered, needing a country property to guard and all-adult family to go skijoring and hiking with. Very obedient, needs experienced owner and he will be the best dog.

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She’s a 6 months old Flamepoint Siamese X kitten. Carlie is spayed and vaccinated. She will do best in a quiet home with another cat for company, as she is shy initially. She will make a wonderful companion.

A rare and appealing opportunity. Well appointed ¾-bdrm, 3-bath home on nearly 14 unbelievable acres in Upper Bonnington. This is ideal for privacy seekers and sun lovers and, of course, anyone who enjoys a view. There are established gardens, walking trails, additional out buildings and potential for future land development. See it today.


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Honey One of the prettiest and most affectionate cats we have ever had! Honey is 3 years old, spayed, loving. She would like a mostly indoor home with lots of attention.. Silky long hair will needd frequent brushing.

GREAT NEWS! The Kootenay nay Co Co-op op has included KAAP in their “Till Donation” program. Now it is easy to make a small donation to help our community pets every time you shop. Just look for the KAAP till card, and have it scanned when you do your checkout. Thank you!


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RHC Realty

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Located minutes from Nelson, this beautifully finished brand new 4 bedroom, 3 bath home that sits nicely upon a spacious 127 x 199 view lot. Too many features to mention. All these extras make this home one that is truly in a league of it’s own. HST included.

This 1 bedroom home is undergoing improvements. A spacious 4 piece bath on main floor with the master bedroom and a large family room in the basement with potential for another bedroom. A level fenced yard with fruit trees lake access just down the street.




Imagine 317 feet of river frontage on the Slocan River. This meticulously maintained manufactured home was built in 2001 and sits on 5.78 acres. Some great features include: 28 x 30 garage/workshop with woodstove, and riverside gazebo for entertaining.

Located 10 minutes north of Nelson, this 3 bedroom 2 bath home features lovely master bedroom with en suite, air conditioning, gas fireplace, covered deck and carport. Quick possession. Pet restrictions.

Call Brady $440,000

Call Lorne or Drew $139,500

Beautifully cared for family home on .59 acres, boasting too many updates to mention, only 15 min. to Nelson and 20 min. to Castlegar. Call Christine $435,900

Call Tad $550,000

Call Alan NEW PRICE $245,000






2 bed 1 bath modern, cozy home with great views of Slocan River/Lake. Also 24’ x 32’ shop, full basement and unfinished 2nd floor, all on a private treed 24 + acres within 1 hour from Nelson/Castlegar.

This 4 bdrm 3 bath home is located in a dead end cul-desac. Large rec room with cozy pellet stove, open living / dining room with gas fireplace. Landscaped .46 acre lot, backyard is fully fenced with a covered patio, 2 tiered deck, above ground swimming pool & waterfall with pond.

Outstanding home on 2.5 landscaped acres just minutes from Castlegar! Whisper Creek log package with separate garage, hot tub, pool, wrap-around deck, vaulted ceilings, stone-faced fireplace, etc!

Newer quality custom built 4bdrm & 3 bath home with many custom features. Exceptional Kootenay Lake views from every room, 20 minutes from town. Beautifully landscaped fenced yard & the list goes on. A 28 x 30 double garage with its own panel completes this package. Private waterfront, beach and dock come along with this beautiful property!

Outstanding views of Kootenay Lake and surrounding mountains from this .38 acre building lot located 5 min. south of Balfour in Grandview Properties development, centrally located to all recreational opportunities.

Call Lorne or Drew $399,900

Call Laura $317,777

Call Lorne or Drew $699,900

Call Lisa $459,000

Call Lorne or Drew $109,000






Centrally located 3 bedroom home, with original hardwood floors and wood accents. This cared for home has many upgrades, don’t pass this affordable family home up!

Three bedrooms on the main, large living area, laminate flooring, plus full finished basement with family room, extra bedroom and bathroom. Situated on just over one-half acre. Court-Ordered Sale.

This well maintained 14’ x 66’ mobile home is vacant and available for quick occupancy. Two bedroom, 18 year old mobile has storage shed, paved parking and large covered deck.

Great opportunity to build your dream home on this .22 acre lot only a few doors away from Granite Point Golf Course, it has approved building plans and the city services are paid. This lot has everything you could ever want, so when do you want to build?

Pristine Fairview 2,355 sqft Heritage home, convenient to Lakeside Park, completely and lovingly restored. You’ll love the sensible, flowing layout, modern kitchen w/ granite counter tops and the ample entertainment areas. Full floor plans and HD Video Tour available.

Call Christine $339,000

Call Glen $269,000

Call Dave $82,000

Call Laura $137,777 NOW $469,000






3 bdrms up & 2 baths on both sides plus one extra on one side of this grand heritage investment property. Many new upgrades, charming heritage features, spacious and perfect layouts, basements, attic space to add, large fenced back yard with lane access and all just steps from downtown Nelson.

Over 2000 sq ft on the main level with details you won’t see anywhere else. 2 bedrooms + den, 2 bath, walk-out basement, and open floor plan. Adjacent to a 3 acre shared land reserve with Shannon Creek flowing through it.

Easy-care half duplex located in the Hospital area. Nicely updated living with three bedrooms including a “loft” master bedroom suite, 2.5 stylish bathrooms, deck with partial cover, and attractive corner gas fireplace.

3-4 bedroom, 2 bath home less than 10 minutes from town. Open plan, fireplace in living room and woodstove in walk-out basement. More than 70’ of gorgeous sandy beach.

This 1.08 acre parcel is fully serviced

Call Laura $895,777

Call Glen $347,500

Call Dave $479,900

Call Christine $180,000



Located halfway between Castlegar and Nelson is this completely renovated 1,332 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 2 bath situated on a private semi treed .69acre lot. Some other great features include: attached and insulated shop, double carport, new hardiboard siding, new roof, covered patio and much more.

Late Victorian style 4 bedroom 2 bath family home sits on a level, landscaped lot very close to downtown. Same owner for over 30 years, this restored and updated home must truly be seen to be appreciated!

Walking distance to popular Shoreacres beach and close to Nelson & Castlegar, this home boasts 3 bedrooms up and room for more down, 2 baths, and open living and dining rooms. On 1.6 ACRE plot w/ mature orchard. FULL HD Video Tour.

Affordability for those wanting to start a home business in the Balfour area. A tidy 3 bedroom 1 bath mobile, insulated 24’x24’ shop and 24’x40’ garage. This is a great package for the backyard mechanic, storage facility for seasonal residents or a nice starter for a first time home buyer.

Call Brady $219,400

Call Lorne or Drew $479,500 NOW $299,000

Call Tad $210,000

Call Lisa $479,000


Glen Darough 250.354.3343

Alan Tarr 250.354.8489

Christine Pearson 250.505.8015

Dave Buss 250.354.9459

Brady Lake 250.354.8404

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Tad Lake 250.354.2979

Lisa Cutler 250.551.0076

and boasts lake and mountain views with 4 RV hookups and a garden shed.



Paul Shreenan 250.509.0920

Laura Salmon 250.551.8877

A 4 bedroom 3 bath comfortable home on a lake access lane. Vaulted ceilings, gourmet kitchen and the lower level has an in-law suite. Large deck with carport, paved drive, RV parking and terraced lawn. Lake access very nearby.

Lorne Westnedge 250.505.2606

RHC Realty 250.352.7252

Each office independently owned & operated

Call Alan $359,900

Drew Evans 250.505.2466

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Southern Comfort Barbecue master at Nelson's Smokewood BBQ shares his passion for food Page 18

International award for Shambhala The Salmo River Ranch Music Festival receives its second Breakspoll award Page 20

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A return to solo Violinist Kytami toured the world with Delhi 2 Dublin but now she’s gone back to her roots and is hitting the road with her own project

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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 Mar. 24th - A Skillz with Stickybuds Mar. 30th - Delta Heavy (UK) Drum & Bass/Moombahton/Drumstep

Mar. 31st - Mat The Alien Apr. 3rd - Cancer Bats with Touche Amor & A Sight For Sewn Eyes

Apr. 6th- Longwalkshortdock with early screening of ‘Electronic Awakening’

Apr. 7th - Old School A Night of Old School Kootenay DJ’s

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here has been magic between Kyla Uyede — also known as Kytami — and the violin since she was three years old. Her mother enrolled her in violin lessons at the Vancouver Academy of Music at a young age, and while many may not remember being three years old, that day stands out in Uyede’s memory. “I remember walking into the building with my mom, and my teacher. I know now that there must have been something magical at work there,” she said. For more than 15 years the Academy was a second home for Uyede where she learned and studied the ins and outs of classical violin. Eventually as she entered her teens, her interests changed and she packed up and moved to Whistler. “I got into snowboarding and more athletic things. I gave it up for almost five years. I didn’t play at all,” she said. But word had spread around Whistler of her hidden talent and local musicians began approaching her to take the stage with them. “They talked me into it and the next thing I knew I was going on these mini tours and playing at these events around town,” said Uyede. “One of those guitar players that I started playing with and I landed a pretty regular gig at an Irish pub and that turned into four nights a week. It was crazy. I was playing five hours a day. Everything just snowballed. It was not like I even made the conscious decision to do it, it just happened. It just found me again.” She had no Celtic fiddle experience but she found herself jamming with musicians with collections of hundreds of Irish songs under their belt. “It really got me relaxed and into jamming, which was new for me as well,” she said. In 2002, Uyede released her first album, Conflation, which was a dramatic turn from her classical roots and the Celtic music she had been playing.

“I was really into hip hop at the time and electronica and was going to drum and bass nights. I wanted to make that kind of music,” she said. Uyede doesn’t think she sold many copies but still hears when she’s on the road that people have that original album. While Uyede was playing in bands around Vancouver she was approached by Tarun Nayar. “I was working with another band called Third Eye Tribe and playing in this really obscure indie rock band. I think it was 2006, I was playing at this dance party and doing my own set when Tarun from Delhi 2 Dublin saw me play. He approached me and asked me to write a couple songs with him,” she said. Those became the first two songs for Delhi 2 Dublin and was the beginning of a four year career for Uyede with the group. “It was so good for my confidence,” she said. “What was happening was exactly the direction I wanted to go; getting on bigger stages and getting in front of bigger audiences. My confidence grew with my vocal abilities. It was a great experience. I loved it.” But in December 2010 in Dubai, Uyede played her last set with Delhi 2 Dublin and threw herself into a solo project. “I look at it now kind of like a relationship,” she said about her departure from the group. “Sometimes long term relationships you sort of just grow apart. I think that’s what happened. I have very strong musical idea and maybe they weren’t really jelling with what their musical ideas were.” Uyede is playing Spiritbar on Saturday night as part of her new solo project, Violin vs. Vinyl. “It’s been nice to really take 100 per cent control and really try and get out and write what’s inside my soul,” she said. “Now that I’ve done that I’m so proud and I put a lot of my resources into it.” Uyede’s new album goes back to what she drew on in her first album: hip hop and drum and bass. “It’s going to be a really lively show,” she said. “It’s going to be more me and I’m doing a bit of rapping and singing and fiddling. There will be more bass. More of a hip hop influence and drum and bass than with Delhi 2 Dublin.”

“It’s been nice to really take 100 per cent control of that and really try and get out and write what’s inside my soul.”

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Born out of the haunting and classic voices of jazz greats like Billie Holiday comes Samantha Savage Smith. Smith began singing as a child and while she was the one who begged for lessons, she was keen to do almost anything at that age. “I think I initiated it but I kind of wanted to do everything from speed skating to playing violin,” she said. As a child, Smith spent a lot of time with her mom’s jazz albums. “I used to pause it and rewind it and write down all the lyrics, you know before the Internet was available,” she said. While Smith only began taking singing seriously over the past couple years, her debut album Tough Cookie was called the best album of 2011 by Mike Bell of the Calgary Herald. “The response has been awesome,” she

said. “I didn’t expect it at all. I worked really hard on it and I’m proud of it. It’s nice to see the response. To me it’s special so it’s great to see other people enjoy it.” Smith was discovered in away that is often depicted in movies. “Lorrie Matheson heard a couple of my demos I did just in the basement and he liked it and saw me play live and offered to make my record,” she said. The songs on Tough Cookie share themes with some of the greats. “The usual heartache, torment, failure, rejection waa waa waa,” she said with a laugh. “The inspiration really varies. Sometimes you go see a great show and it’s so rad and you pull from it. It’s a combination of things I guess.” Smith plays The Royal on March 7.

Soup has played the Pagoda stage at Shambhala and now he’s taking the stage tongiht at Spiritbar with Deekline. Christine Hunter, ricardO Hubbs and Britz Robins of Shambhala caught up with him before he takes the stage.

1. Your career as a DJ has been in tandem with an entire stage at Shambhala. How does the Pagoda stage reflect your style?

In some ways it does and some ways it doesn’t. I try to book a diverse lineup across a broad spectrum of music but my DJ sets are a much more specific sound.

2. If your music were soup, what would be the recipe?


3. In your opinion, how has the Kootenay electronic music scene evolved with Shambhala?

It definitely brought an interest from international talent. A lot of the DJs that play Shambhala end up becoming famous. The scene is always changing, when Shambhala started, 90s disco house and trance and

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What’s spinning in Nelson jungle were popular, then years later breaks electro and speed garage were the big thing, now everyone likes bass music and trip hop and moombaton. I have a feeling by next year it will be back to disco house and jungle. 4. You were recently in Europe and had the chance to DJ a live set that was broadcasted world wide. How was that experience? It was at RTR radio and was a lot of fun. They had a screen in front of the turntables that showed comments of people tuned in. It was cool to interact with them. Even though I was alone in the studio it felt like there were people there. 5. How was it creating a track with your son? I let him play around with my gear but haven’t made any tracks with him “yet.” 6. What’s next for DJ Soup? I have a show at the Royal on April 14 with “Love and Light” from the Burning Man area. They play extremely cool funky bass music. Come check it out. Also on April 28 Fort Knox 5 will be playing at the Spiritbar.


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The March 11 concert date at The Royal isn’t just another show for Victoria-based band Acres of Lions. In a sense it’s a homecoming. Dan Ball — the band’s bass player — grew up in Nelson — and Geoff Kalesnikoff — one of the guitarists and vocalists — grew up near Castlegar. Before Ball and Kalesnikoff created Acres of Lions, they were in a local band called Accident Scene. “They were in Nelson for a couple years doing that,” said guitarist, vocalist and pianist Tyson Yerex. “The band broke up and they decided to move to Victoria. I had known their previous band when I was in my old band so we just connected and started playing shows. We picked up our drummer Lewis Carter, who grew up in Victoria and that became the band.” While the band was forming its sound and creating demo tracks, they were also coming up with their name. Yerex isn’t entirely sure where it came from but one discussion he remembers having was focused on Ball’s beard. “Our dream when we were joking about the band before it even started was wouldn’t it be amazing if we created a Grateful Dead kind of following where everyone, even the women, had giant fake beards and would come to our shows and we’d be playing at the Gorge and we’d see acres of lions. That’s when we’d know we’d finally made it,” said Yerex. “That’s the dream off in the horizon that we’re sort of working towards.” Since releasing their second album Collections, Acres of Lions has been busy creating a collection of their own. Accolades from across the country have been pouring in calling them “the West Coast’s answer to Sloan,” one of the bands to watch, and 100.5 FM The Peak in Vancouver has named them one of the 20 best bands in BC for the past two years. “We just landed the big Edge Fest concert in Toronto this summer, which is going to be a huge concert. Billy Talent is headlining it, along with the Young and the Giants, The Sheepdogs, Said the Whale. Unlike some festivals like the Warped Tour where there are many stages and some little

ones hidden in the back, Edge Fest only has two stages,” said Yerex. “We’re basically going to be playing for the majority of the people that show up to that. That will be the first test of Acres of Lions.” Collections has a decidedly different sound than their first album. “We just tried to make it a little bit more accessible so everyone can enjoy it, other than our friends that are covered in tattoos,” said Yerex. The sound of the band is inspired by ‘90s emo rock bands like Jimmy Eat World but still draws on their punk past. “Our live shows are just a lot of fun. We try to incorporate the crowd,” said Yerex. “We don’t just play the songs exactly how they are on the record. We like to extend parts especially when we get the audience involved in clapping, snapping their fingers or whistling. We definitely encourage people to sing, scream, clap and have a good time.”

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The Selkirk College Contemporary Music program presents:

Tania Gill Quartet PERFORMING MUSIC FROM CD BOLGER STATION tania gill piano + melodica lina allemano trumpet jean martin drums clinton ryder bass

“If you met Tania Gill’s Bolger Station at a party, you’d quickly decide Top 10 CDs to hang out with it for the rest of 2010 of the evening. GLOBE AND MAIL It’s different after all. A little Nominated for Best eccentric, unpredictable. Debut Album of 2010 In the best way.” Kevin Wilson, CKUA


Monday, March 5, 7:30 p.m. The Express, 554 Ward Street, Nelson. Tickets @ door. $5 Students; $10 Regular For more information call 250-505-1357.

For nearly seven years Tangle Lynn and Estevan — also known as Do ‘n Notes — have been behind the scenes at open stage nights from Bonnington to Balfour. “It was quite a bit quieter than it is now,” said Estevan about the first open stage night at The Royal. He had been hosting the open stage at the Dam Inn when he was approached to do the same at The Royal. “I remember it being really cold. We had to play with fingerless gloves,” he said with a laugh. Now he and Tangle Lynn invite musicians up on stage throughout the area four nights a week. Tangle Lynn said they have seen a variety of acts from local favourites like Wassabi Collective to Pauline Lamb.

“We try to start things off more acoustic and build it up to be more electric by the end of the night,” said Tangle Lynn. She became involved with the open stages about two years ago when she decided to get back into music after being away from it. “I went to the Dam Inn and I met Estevan and I was really impressed by his show. I was also doing some jams at the Coconut Lounge and eventually someone asked if I was going to go to The Royal and I said no I wasn’t ready,” she said. Tangle Lynn believes in what Estevan is doing and said it is really a community night. “It’s a free event and what I think is so special about it is that it is a platform for people to share their songwriting or covers that mean a lot to them,” she said.

Even though the open stages are a great night for musicians, both Estevan and Tangle Lynn said it’s really a night for everyone. “It’s a really great showcase of local talent and it’s a great show,” she said. Unlike a jam night or an open mic night, Estevan and Tangle Lynn set up the whole stage with guitars, drums, bass and mics. Jam sessions are at the performers’ discretion. “Sometimes we get musicians who are in Nelson visiting and they want to come out and play but don’t have a guitar or a bass — well you can play Estevan’s bass,” said Tangle Lynn. The duo host open stage nights starting Wednesday at The Royal, Thursday at the Dam Inn, Friday night at Balfour Beach Inn and Saturday at Chillers Pub. For more information visit


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If you travel back 10 years ago, everybody thought Good Charlotte, Sum 41, and New Found Glory fell into the pop-punk genre. This is where music geeks would quietly rage and say “That’s sooooo ‘Mall Punk’, now fetch me another PBR while I shine my Chuck Taylor shoes.” Pop-punk is punk that has choruses that you can sing along to, and with lyrics that have value. Now don’t freak out about this, but Lagwagon, NoFx, The Bouncing Souls all have this. Now, out of the wood work comes a little band out of Michigan called Cheap Girls. Having a couple albums under their belt, they gained a bit of traction when Tom Gabel (of Against Me! fame) produced their latest album. Giant Orange clocks in just under 30 mins, and doesn’t get old. This is a punk album that should be in the ‘90s — fuzzy guitars, singing that kind of mumble into each other, and layered vocals.

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Today I would like to review a book by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer. All of her books are good for a light, quirky time. These are laugh out loud books. The one I was thinking of this time is called Agnes and the Hitman. When I read this book I seriously did not want it to end. It was one of those books that you cannot wait until the next time you get to sit down and read again. Every book that Crusie has written has always kept me laughing and interested in what is going to happen to the characters. I find myself wishing that those people were people I knew. One of the things


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Shame: Best Director Steve McQueen – Cat The Devil’s Double: Best Actor Dominic Cooper – Megan Whistleblower: Actress Rachel Weisz – Sarah Did you know? The King’s Speech was by far the most requested film of the year, renting at total of 1,048 times!

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Lead single Ruby has just what everyone needs: a sing-along chorus that’ll make you tap (or pound) your steering wheel while listening in the car. As with every great album, there’s got to be a slow-burner. Cored To Empty steals the show with two acoustic guitars and some lyrics that will probably make you cry. Not that I cried... (totally cried). You’ll find yourself replaying Giant Orange over and over again until you know every single word, and every single guitar solo or drum fi ll. Buy this album if you like some good punk. Hell, just buy this album if you like music. Stand Out Tracks: Gone All Summer Ruby Cored To Empty Mercy-Go-’Round

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I find enjoyable about these books is that every one of them is new. There is the same style of writing, which I would call light and fun and maybe of the chic lit genre, but each storyline is different enough that you don’t feel like you may have already read it. In Agnes and the Hitman, there is mystery and a jumble of mix up going on that just seems like it would be ridiculous and fun at the same time to be around. So for all those people that are tired out from work, parenting or maybe studying but want to have the escape of reading, this is a great way to go about it. Not too many morals to figure out and nothing that you might hear about on the news, just a nice simple escape into a book.

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Growing up in Calgary Michael Harmer — barbecue master and co-owner of Smokewood BBQ — had been captivated by the mysticism of true southern barbecue. "Calgary has a big connection to Texas and the oil industry and those people are talking about barbecue all the time," said Harmer. His love for food began when he was still in grade school and his mom — who was busy at work — told him how to prepare dishes over the phone. "I just love food preparation and different flavours and mixtures. Believe it or not I actually had a full, from scratch vegetarian restaurant before," said Harmer. With the lure of barbecue all around him in Calgary, his interest was further piqued when his brother went off to university in Texas. "He came back talking about hanging out at barbecue joints on the highway," said Harmer. "Eating pulled pork sandwiches and ribs. When he got back from university we started having these big brisket barbecues in the summer and trying to emulate that southern Texas style barbecue feel." It wasn't until last year that Harmer made the trip to the southern states himself. Like many foodies, he had been watching the food network where barbecue joints were gaining popularity. "Myron Mixon was on that TLC BBQ Pitmasters show and I heard he was doing a barbecue camp down there, so this time last year I flew down to Georgia and did barbecuing with him for four days," said Harmer. "We went through the whole process and basically in a couple days I got 10 years of secrets out of the guy." Harmer emphasized that what Canadians know as barbecue isn't what is cooked in the southern States. "When people think of barbecue up north in Canada they think of a gas grill and grilling and charcoal briquettes," he said. "But barbecue is actually a genre of food from the southern United States where poorer class were given tough cuts of meat and they had to figure out how to make good food and they managed through smoking the meat at really low temperatures. This would tenderize the meat and make it absolutely delicious." Equipped with what he had learned in barbecue boot camp, Harmer and co-owner Chad Tonnos opened up shop in an old bus at the Balfour ferry terminal. "We introduced a lot of people to barbecue and ribs," he said. "It's really odd because this flavour is not in Canada. Even in a large cosmopolitan centre like Vancouver there's three barbecue restaurants, that's all. It's good to be the first to set up a first barbecue restaurant in all of the Kootenays."




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After their successful summer in Balfour, Harmer and Tonnos decided to set up full time in Nelson. During the days that followed their grand openings, it was not uncommon to see 'sold out' signs next to many of their menu items. "The preparation of the food is very simple," said Harmer. "It's a matter of getting the meats and marinating them and rubbing them with spices and salts and smoking them. There is nothing very complicated about it. It's just that the average person doesn't have 18 hours to create a meal. Each meal has 18 hours of preparation in it from eight hours of marinating and the rubs and then 10 hours of smoking. What you're getting in front of you took 18 hours to prepare. That's the big secret there." Harmer also knew that his Nelson market was looking for more than just great flavour — they were looking for organic and sustainable. "It's whole food," he said. "We're a fast food, we're a take out restaurant basically. You can come in here and you can order anything on our barbecue menu and get it in under three minutes at window. We have special meats we use. They are all natural with no antibiotics or growth hormones. We use a company in North Vancouver that specializes in that kind of meat and we try

to keep the restaurant in the vein of an eco place." Harmer said they use all biodegradable containers and cutlery for their take out. Smokewood BBQ is even offering something to satisfy those with a sweet tooth. "All the baking is made in house," he said. "We decided it would be good to serve something sweet. Of course there are a lot of coffee places in Nelson. We decided if we served something sweet it would go good with the coffee after dinner. I came up with a hybrid southern pecan pie butter tart recipe that has really taking off. It's not a butter tart and it's not a pecan pie." After 20 years, Harmer has his barbecue restaurant and the best compliment he's had so far is from those travelling up from the States. "People are just amazed at the flavour," he said. "The flavour knocks them over. It's not a common flavour. It's an unknown flavour so when they bite into those juicy ribs or those special beans we make and the coleslaw they're just blown away. The best compliment is from the people who come up from the States and eat here. They say 'Yup, this is the real thing.'" Smokewood BBQ is located at 502 A Lake Street.

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Delicious Savoury Eggplant Parmesan Casserole Eryn Prospero

{vurb} food contributor

What you need: 2 large eggplants 5 large cloves of garlic (diced) 4 cups of tomato sauce Olive oil 2 cups of bread crumbs ½ cup chopped fresh basil 2 cups mozzarella ½ cup grated parmesan Salt and pepper (to taste)

Jon at BC Wineguys says this dish is screaming for a bold, rustic red wine. Quinta Ferreira Mistura Tinto 2008 is an old world style blend built on a foundation of Syrah grapes. It’s unapologetically tannic, with big raspberry & black cherry flavours and groovy olive and sea air notes on the nose. Old Portugal, in a bottle. $17.90

One large deep casserole dish Slice all eggplant into thin slices, salt, and sauté in pan with olive oil till soft. Place eggplant slices into the casserole to make a layer. Next, spoon a generous amount of tomato sauce, sprinkle some garlic, spread some bread crumbs and finish with mozzarella and parmesan to make one large layer in the dish. Continue making layers until all ingredients are used up (approximately makes three nice layers). Finish the top with mozzarella, parmesan, and fresh basil. Cover and Bake for 30 minutes at 385 F. When complete let casserole rest for 10 minutes, scoop and serve with fresh bread or a side of pasta. Enjoy!



Chef Jamie Hertz shares his love for comfort food and memories of homecooked meals in his first {vurb} culinary column Chef Jamie Hertz {vurb} contributor


hen I think back to my childhood some of my best memories are in the kitchen. If we all think about it for a minute, all of us can relate. We may have been excited at the time, maybe we received a new toy or game but after a while those gifts fade and wear away. The memories that stick with us are the food that we ate or the moments that were created during those meals. Maybe it was that delicious meal that our grandmother made or that perfect barbeque that dad use to do. These are the memories that last with us forever, and as a chef, I can recreate those moments every time I cook. One of my favorite meals that my mom cooked at this time of year was her beef

stew. I remember coming home from school and the amazing and comforting aromas that filled the house. It was so welcoming and I couldn’t wait for dinner. I used to sneak into the kitchen and taste from the slow-cooker when she wasn’t looking. It was these moments that made me realize that food was more than just a filler. There was more to it than appeasing our bellies. It was a way of bonding families and friends with something not as apparent as something sitting right in front of us like a table or chair. We often overlook the important things in our lives with all of the distractions that are out there. Send us your feedback on your best memories as a child that involved food on Twitter @NelsonVurb or on Facebook. Simplicity is the cornerstone to any kitchen

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about the people on the danceďŹ&#x201A;oor

Megan Cole

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hambhala Music Festival added the Breakspoll award for best large event to its collection this week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am so excited. I am so proud of our team,â&#x20AC;? said Corrine Zawaduk, production manager for Shambhala. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To win an award in London from Salmo BC is so incredible.â&#x20AC;? The Breakspoll awards â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which are the international breakbeat awards - are decided via online poll. In the category of best large event, Shambhala was up against Breakfest in Australia, Shake&Break in Russia, Summer Festival in Spain and Burning Man. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s huge for us because it was by popular vote and all the fans vote for their favourite festival,â&#x20AC;? said Zawaduk. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That award is based in the United Kingdom, and a lot of the other events on the roster were based in Europe. For us to win means that internationally weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting noticed. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just a little word of mouth festival out here in the Koots. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty incredible.â&#x20AC;? Shambhala has adopted a motto that it takes to heart: â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about the people on the danceďŹ&#x201A;oor,â&#x20AC;? and one dance ďŹ&#x201A;oor at Shambhala caters particularly to the music highlighted at the Breakspoll awards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In a lot of ways I thank we can thank Riche-Rich for his preferential treatment of breaks for the award itself,â&#x20AC;? said Zawaduk. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really crafted that whole sound and vibe on his stage and really truly itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s his award as well. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really targeted those folks over the years.â&#x20AC;? Rich-e-Rich joined Shambhala after being approached by promoters in 1998. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we arrived to the farm I immediately fell in love with the space and knew instantly that this is where I belonged. It was magnetic to say the least,â&#x20AC;? said Rich-e-Rich. When he toured the grounds he was given the opportunity to choose where he would set up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Although the guys wanted me to be out

where the Village stage is now, I was completely drawn to my place in the forest. It was magical and something in my heart said this is it. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been there ever since and that was the day the Fractal Forestâ&#x201E;˘ was born. I will never forget it,â&#x20AC;? said Riche-Rich. The theme of Fractal Forestâ&#x201E;˘ is â&#x20AC;&#x153;happy vibes with organic roots, sprinkled with cutting edge technology.â&#x20AC;? Part of that cutting edge technology is PK Sound which quickly gaining recognition internationally for a high sound standard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our DJs and artists are in the very heart of the forest with the audience in a 360 degree danceďŹ&#x201A;oor surrounding them,â&#x20AC;? said Rich-eRich. Building on a truly unique music experience, Rich-e-Rich incorporates props and set designs which have become trademarks of the show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We create custom forest creatures that exude fun and funkiness and we also have bunch of pyramid structures that we do visuals and video mapping on,â&#x20AC;? he said. For Rich-e-Rich breaks have always been a passion and said that they are the foundation of what he does musically in Fractal Forestâ&#x201E;˘. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an honour to be recognized by your peers,â&#x20AC;? said Rich-e-Rich about the recent Breakspoll win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We never expected to start receiving awards for what we do but when it does happen you feel good inside and it inspires us to keep going and to push the envelope even further.â&#x20AC;? Shambhala 2012 takes place at the Salmo River Ranch from August 8 to 13.

(Above) The Shambhala Music Festival â&#x20AC;&#x153;farmilyâ&#x20AC;? celebrates their most recent Breakspoll win in their Nelson headquarters. Samuel Dobrin photo (Below) The Fractal Forestâ&#x201E;˘ team puts on what has become an internationally known experience for Shambhala goers. Led by Rich-e-Rich the team puts breaks music on display. Mountain Eye Photography photo

the opera Music by Don Macdonald | Libretto by Nicola Harwood

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Creating future Jackson Pollocks Megan Cole {vurb} editor

After 15 years in the film industry in Vancouver, Melanie Ward (the artist, curator and owner of 4 Cats Art Studio) was looking for a new business opportunity. “My friends opened a 4 Cats in Port Moody, so I went to check it out,” said Ward. “I was interested in doing an art studio of some kind and I wanted to work with kids. Once I went into the studio in Port Moody I knew it was something that Nelson could really benefit from.” 4 Cats is a franchise with more than 50 locations. “I was hesitant to be part of a franchise at the beginning because I knew I wanted to do something on my own but it’s an amazing company and it wouldn’t be possible to offer this high level of curriculums just with one or two or even five people,” said Ward.

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4 Cats offers a wide range of art classes for children and youth from artist of the month workshops to Jackson Pollock birthday parties in the splatter room. “Artist of the month is where they learn about the artist, the mediums that they worked in and all the different techniques,” said Ward. “It changes every six or seven weeks and then the artists change.” 4 Cats also offers a unique birthday party experience where kids can go into the Jackson Pollock room and create their own master pieces. “It’s a great option for a birthday party because parents can hold the party here and in two hours it’s all done and cake included,” she said. “We’re really busy. We’ve had over five parties since we started,” said Ward. “We had probably 150 kids through here on our opening.” For more information visit 4 Cats at 524 Victoria Street.

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Melanie Ward is the artist, curator and owner of 4 Cats Art Studio on Victoria Street.

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Nelson artist shows at Whitewater Ski Resort

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When Nicole Hobbs isn’t busy taking care of her two children she is creating vibrant acrylic paintings. “I do a lot of Landscapes for sure,” said Hobbs. Not always mountains. Sometimes I do waves. I’ve

done a few portraits as well.” Hobbs is currently showing a collection of paintings at Whitewater. “It’s all Whitewater scenery and landscapes that I’ve painted in the last couple years,” she said. Hobbs has been painting since she was a teenager. Living in northern British Columbia she formed a connection with her high school art teacher. “I spent six years in Mexico,” she said. “My mentor from high school opened a gallery down there so I took a lot of lessons and in exchange I helped him in his gallery.” This is one of Hobbs’ first art shows in Nelson. Her work will be on display for the whole ski season at Whitewater.


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Tattoos and visual arts on display at Ourglass studios

It’s the charm of Nelson that has won this traveller’s heart over. Now making a home in Nelson, Alana Cronshaw, fresh on the scene, is a tattooer of just under four years with a versatile style. Feathers, fur, flowers and females seems to be the theme when it comes to her much anticipated art debut, a whole lot of colour and some shapely lines. The opening for Cronshaw’s show is Friday, March 9 at Ourglass Studios.

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Arts and Entertainment Listings ON STAGE

KHAOS the opera is on stage at the Capitol Theatre 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

The Black Jack Comedy Tour is coming to Finley's Irish Pub. Headliners Mike MacDonald and Matt Billion will take the stage with their funny performances seen on Just For Laughs, CBC's The Debaters and Late Night with David Letterman. These funny guys will be at Finley's Friday, March 9. Tickets at $20 at the door. Showtime is 8 p.m.

FILM The North Valley Mountain Film Festival is at the Bosun Hall in New Denver on Saturday, March 3. 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). Doors open at at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30.

MUSIC 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. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel. Lady AK, Mach-1 and Buck Lee play The Royal for the first Abstrakt Nights on Saturday, March 3. Doors open at 9 p.m and cover is $5.

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. KDoors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel. Junipur Jupiter and Brynn Forsey will open Ellison’s Cafe Unplugged Sessions at noon on Saturday, March 3. Followed Sam Scholes and Joy. Don't miss this great afternoon and evening of music.

event. The painting will be auctioned off with proceeds going to the Nelson Women's Centre.

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The Fugitives play The Royal with Rhonel on Friday, March 9. Tickets are $10 and are available at The Royal, Urban Legends and online at Doors open at 8 p.m.


The Funkhunters take the stage at Spiritbar on Friday, March 9 with DJ B-Ron. Doors open at 10 p.m. and tickets are available at the Hume Hotel.

Join the Ymir Hotel’s hillbilly jam every Friday night. Things get going at 5 p.m. and wrap up around 9. For

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A call for artists! Plans for the second (non-annual) fantastic Plus HST Westcoast hip hop favouart sale are underrites Sweatshop Union are way. Kate Bridger is No Appointment Necessary back at Spiritbar on Saturorganizing this event day, March 10. Doors open Samantha Savage Smith takes which will likely take at 10 p.m. Tickets are availthe stage at The Royal with place in Nelson toSarah Calvert on Wednesday, wards the end of May. March 7. Doors open at 8 p.m. There are no commisAll women Tickets are $10 and are availsions, just a modest set-up fee. more inforwelcome to able at The Royal, Urban LegInterested artists are invited to mation call learn basics Kootenay Rhythm Dragons of paddling ends, Eddy Music and online at Hans Mayar contact Bridger at kbridger@ and have fun! Dragon Boat Team for details. at 250-357Membership Drive 2461. Saturday March 10 10:00 - noon Moonbeam Hustle with BreakAll are welcome to Touchstones Community First Health Co-op Building in Nelson fluid is at The Royal on ThursNelson this Thursday at 7 p.m. Join the 518 Lake Street (lower level - CCCR office) day, March 8. Doors open at to hear artists Nadine Steaft er work More info (250) 551-3104 9 p.m. No cover for this great dance party fan, Barbara Maye and Tanya night of hip hop, reggae, dub Pixie Johnson speak about their every Friand more. day night at work in the exhibition Forest for the Trees. The talks will take The Royal. New Celebrate Doors open at 6 p.m. No cover. the form of a tour, with plenty Internationof opportunities for questions Spring al Women's Finley’s Friday after work party and conversation as the audiDay at ence moves throughout the galstarts at 5 p.m. with a toonie Fashions Spiritbar on lery. The exhibition runs until buffet, frosty pints of beer and Thursday, $5.50 Jager bombs. Friday night April 15. Contact Touchstones Arriving Daily March 8. Nelson for more information at at Finley’s free cover and an Featur250-352-9813. all request DJ from 9 p.m. to 553B Baker Street, Nelson ing Avalon 2 a.m. with top 40 tunes that alumni DJ Art opening at the Dominkeep you on the dance floor all 250-352-5256 under Shoes for the Soul ion Cafe. Saturday, March 3 night long. from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be Global Giftware able at the Hume Hotel. an open house with wine and Finley’s Saturday we have live Fair trade, eco-friendly cheese with original paintings music and free cover with our Unique and Affordable Gifts Ski-bum folk rockers Shred all request DJ from 9 p.m. to 2 by Sheila Lockhart. The show Kelly are at The Royal will be viewing for March and a.m. Come down to Finley’s if Marion Perepolkin, Owner on Saturday, March 10. April. you feel like dancing! Local Artisans Doors open at 10 p.m. Tues. - Sat. 10 am - 4 pm Tickets are $10 and are Nelson painter George Binns 1277 Hwy 6 available at The Royal, Urwill be debuting his work at Finley’s Wednesday wing and (in the old RCMP building beside ban Legends, Eddy Music Oso Negro on Ward Street this wine night get a pound of Crescent Valley Beach) Thursday. A collection of 22 wings and wine with karaoke and online at liveattheCome in and be inspired! of Binns’ landscapes, abstracts to follow. Enjoy our busy wing and rice paper collage work will and wine night from 5 to 10 Leif, DJ Morninglo- Acres of Lions plays The Royal p.m. Karaoke from 9 p.m. until be on display for the month of ry and DB! This is March. 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 11. Doors a special early show open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at with doors opening the door. For concert announcements and upat 8 p.m. and donacoming events follow [vurb] on Twitter ARTS ANNOUNCEMENTS tions of $2 or more The Capitol Theatre presents The Nelson StoryTellers Guild @NelsonVurb or like us on Facebook. at the door going to Steven Page on March 18 at 8 If you have an event that you’d like us meets this Sunday at the Women's Center. p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults to know about try adding it to our new Backalley Studio at 7 p.m. All In addition Avrell and $20 for full-time students. are welcome to share a story online calendar found at nelsonstar. Fox will be live Tickets are available at The or sit back and enjoy. For more com or email painting at this Capitol Theatre box office or information contact raystothMagic bus pulls into The Royal on Tuesday, March 6 with Rob Funk and Friends. No cover. Doors open at 9 p.m.


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