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Vol. 89 Issue 12 • Wednesday, March 21, 2012 • • 250-265-3823 • $1.25 Includes HST

Community forestry breaks for springtime By Claire Paradis Arrow Lakes News

Wind and snow ushered in the ides of March around Nakusp. Although the thermometer read warm and warmer, the snow kept falling. On the last week before the loggers and school kids took their spring break, Jesper Nielsen, Nacfor manager, went to check out what was happening on the community forest blocks near McDonald Creek. “This area’s called Slewiskin or McDonald Creek,” Nielsen said, as the truck headed up the numbered forestry service road. Operations are scheduled to shut down soon for the “spring break” which allows the roads to remain undisturbed during the wet spring season, and ensures drainage patterns aren’t interfered with. As we start up the first fork in the road, mud changes to wet snow. Up above, it’s snowing on the mountainside. “Diversion of drainage, that’s when things go wrong,” said Nielsen, who has full confidence in the workers using the roads. “Experienced logging contractors are diligent and conscientious, partly because they’ve been scrutinized for around twenty years.” Slowing to take a hairpin turn, Nielsen explains a little more about the current project. “Our allowable cut is 20,000 cubic metres a year,” he detailed, “It sounds like a lot, but Interfor’s allowable cut is 400,000.” Because

cuts are averaged over five year spans, Nacfor is making up for being under cut for the past three and a half years with this year’s work. Nielsen, a long-time fan of community forests, was on the 2002 committee that brought Nacfor into being. “I like the concept of community forests,” said Nielsen, “It allows more community control and more opportunity for profits to be redistributed in the community.” In 2003, the provincial government thought so too, and introduced the Forestry Revitalization Plan. The Plan required B.C.’s largest tenure holders to return 20 per cent of their logging rights, which were then redistributed to increase diversity and competitiveness in the industry. Ten per cent of the timber tenures to First Nations small tenure holders like community forests and woodlots. Nacfor received its official license in 2008. As the truck wound its way up, Nielsen commented that although ploughing is an added expense, tree prices are better this time of year, making the cost worthwhile. We walked to the block, past wood piled up and ready to be hauled away. These trees are mostly firewood, Nielsen informed me. Larch, cedar and some scabby hemlock lurk at the bottom of the cut, a low priority for hauling. As we pulled up to the ridge, a truck passed us; a hand faller done for the day

Logging trucks bringing their final loads for the season to the Halfway log dump. CLAIRE PARADIS/ARROW LAKES NEWS making his way back down to town. In the cut block below, a few leap trees stood in a naked bunch. The prescription is to leave around 20 trees per hectare to mimic the effects of natural deforestation, like a forest fire. Next spring, the blocks will be replanted before the brush has a chance to grow. Nielsen rattled off timber prices, with cedar poles being the fattest find in this block:

cedar poles can sell for more than $130 a cubic meter. Estimating the wealth of a block is a tricky process, one that Nielsen said would benefit from getting more people on the ground. Judging the content of mixed forests in complex terrain like the area around Nakusp is extremely difficult to do using standard

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Paul Peterson discusses Area K 2012 budget By Claire Paradis Arrow Lakes News

Paul Peterson, Director for Area K, presented the RDCK budget in Nakusp at a public meeting the first week of March. Unfortunately, no one showed up, something that isn’t all that unusual. “There were two people who used to come, but they moved out of town,” Paul Peterson told the Arrow Lakes News, halfjoking. In summary, Peterson said “taxes aren’t going to change a whole lot” for Area K. There were a couple notable changes, however. Significant amounts in grants were handed out this past year, with $10,000 going to

the Nakusp Public Library. “I don’t like to give out $10,000 grants, but they really needed $10,000,” Peterson noted. The Burton, Fauquier and Edgewood reading centres each received $500 from the RDCK, who picked up the slack once the $800 in funding they used to receive from the province was cut. Edgewood also got $10,000 this year to put a commercial kitchen in their community hall. “It’s a very nice experiment for economic development,” Peterson said, who sees farmers being able to take advantage of the kitchen to get more of their products to market. “I gave out $30,000 this month; it’s very unusual,” the Director told the Arrow Lakes



News. The money being handed out comes from BC Hydro grants-in-lieu, and is dispensed by directors to the areas most affected. Gas tax grants were given to Edgewood to upgrade heating in the school and to Nakusp for repairs to the Arena. The grants are given for improvements to existing infrastructure that will make them save energy or water. At the RDCK offices, a consultant is being hired to examine how operations can be streamlined in terms of staffing, and will help formulate a new business plan for the Regional District. “We’ll be hiring a new CEO because the current one is retiring,” Peterson said. The RDCK wants to have the new business plan in place for the hiring process.

Dishing out the Affected Areas funding takes up a lot of the Area K Director’s time. “I find that keeps me pretty busy,” said Peterson, who sees part of his job to be a cheerleader and keep people working to get their applications for grants in on time. If they don’t put in enough applications, he said, the money doesn’t stay in the community, and will be given to applicants in other areas. Peterson is a very big fan of the community vote on which community project gets funded. “That’s a great thing about Nakusp. In every other community, there’s a committee that’s appointed, but in Nakusp the community votes on it. For a community, that’s pretty cool.”

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Seats slashed and money stolen from vehicles in Nakusp Contributed by Tim MacDonald, Nakusp RCMP, wich contributions by Claire Paradis

About six vehicles near the corner of Alexander Road and Highway 6 near Nakusp had money and small objects taken out of them the night of Saturday March 10. Glove boxes and consoles were rummaged through, and whatever small objects of value or amounts of money were found by the thieves were taken. “They were looking for money; they took a package of gum out of one vehicle,” said Constable Tim Mac-

Donald. But the theft of whatever small change or items of some kind of value weren’t the worst of it. At least two vehicles were vandalized, their seats slashed, possibly because the thieves were upset they didn’t find anything, MacDonald said. There may be more reports to come, the Constable said, who has heard some rumblings around town about vehicles in Nakusp also being burgled. “It’s not an ongoing problem, but it does happen pe-

riodically,” MacDonald told the Arrow Lakes News. The officer recommends that people lock their cars and trucks up at night. Constable McDonald said that people don’t think they need to in a small town, but it’s a good idea to keep your vehicle secure even in Nakusp. The Nakusp RCMP are asking for the community’s help in finding the persons responsible for the theft and damage to the vehicles; if you have any information, please call the Nakusp RCMP at 250-265-3677.



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Last day lacing logs at Halfway before spring break Con’t from page 1 timber models, stated Nielsen: “Foresters need to get back on the ground.” Profit has almost always been overestimated with the timber models that have been employed in the industry, one of the problems Nielsen noted with previous forestry management. “Management hasn’t been conservative enough,” he said, “We rarely leave our good stuff, which works until the best of what’s left isn’t good enough.” As we head down the twisting road, the March snow begins in earnest.

Frank Zobel keeps an eye on the timber as it slides off the truck and into the water.

Rick Orr and Darren Wethal share a joke as they get the logs securely in position with the tug at the log dump. CLAIRE PARADIS/ARROW LAKES NEWS

• • • The next morning, Tom Zeleznik, Nacfor director and independent contractor, headed to the log dump for the last day of the season before spring break. The last of the timber on the mountain is being hauled down and taken to the Halfway log dump where it will be bundled up in the water and taken by tug to Castlegar. The temperature, hovering around zero, has made the highway out to the log dump a slushy mess. Turning off the road, the dump was a white expanse leading out into the water and sky. “It’s really beautiful when the sun is shining,” Zeleznik said. With no trucks lined up for the scales, we headed into the shack where Frank Zobel and Doug Zeleznick were waiting for the last of the season’s trucks. The “Halfway House” was a warm spot with a comfy, worn-out chair in the corner. Zobel and the Zeleznicks traded jokes, until two trucks were spotted coming in to the scales.


After getting the trucks’ cargo labelled and ready to go to the dump, the driver came in and got his paperwork, now done by computer, then drove down to the water. The timber, cinched together with cables, was released into the water, to become part of the large boom destined for Castlegar. Out on the water, Rick Orr and Darren Wethal moved the bundles around with the tug, fastening them together with steel cables. The logs are covered in a two-inch blanket of soggy snow, and it’s hard to tell pine from pulp. Tags and spray paint make it easier to identify the tree species as they bob in the water. Wethal, in corks, jumped from the tug to the log rafts, twelve logs tied together. Having hammered the “ears” of the dog into the wood, he’s created one link in a chain of logs that will be laced together to create the boom. Stock still on the raft, Wethal stood and waited while the tug pushed the raft close enough to another bundle for them to be connected. Once back inside, the talk is of hockey and spring. Both Wethal and Orr have worked on the big tug that ships the timber down to Castlegar. “It takes about seven to ten days, depending on the water level and weather,” Orr said. A four-person crew mans the boat, and the course is watched 24 hours a day. While one shift is in charge, the other sleeps to the sound of the tug’s engines. The trip to Castlegar can transport about 800 logging truck loads, Orr said. Even if the tug has to travel a bit to collect more loads, it transports about one to one and a half million dollars of wood every two weeks. Wethal used to work out in the blocks, but made the move to the tug after three close calls in the bush. After working the long haul, he really enjoys working at the long dump.


“You’re in the water every month of the year,” Orr said, the one drawback to the job. Still, the tiny cabin has a small stove, and the guys always bring a change of clothes just in case. The pace is relaxed but steady on the last day before the spring break, and every one of the men that works out at Halfway mentioned how much they appreciate where they work and live: the great and beautiful Kootenay.

Darren Wethal laces the key logs together, in any and all weather. CLAIRE PARADIS/ARROW LAKES NEWS

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ALFA Guild needs more volunteers to survive Editor, Will we lose another of our cherished societies? The Arrow Lakes Fine Arts Guild has been promoting the Visual Arts and providing a venue where artists can display their works for nearly 15 years. We have been privileged to enjoy many shows of our local artists’ works as well as shows from outside artists. The continuation of this valued community organization relies on the dedication of volunteers. A core group has always been there with new leaders and volunteers helping out each year. As this core group moves on, we enter into a new phase in which new people are needed to take on the responsibility as Board members and volunteers. The Arts have been an integral part of the cultural diversity in the Kootenays throughout its history. We have an established, recognized, talented and diverse artist sector in the community that attracts visitor and tourist attention as well as providing local entertainment and appreciation. We need

to ensure the activities of the ALFA Guild continue and grow. Your support will bring vitality back into this endeavor so that the community can continue to enjoy the social gatherings and artist displays that help make our community stand out. I am proud to live in this vibrant community with so many dedicated volunteers who recognize the necessity of each of our sectors including the Arrow Lakes Arts Council and affiliated Societies, the youth organizations, sports groups, our church groups, and other supporting groups who work along with the NADB, the Chamber of Commerce and the village to give this community such powerful dynamics. I’d hate to see even one disappear. Each of us plays a role in sustaining a healthy and prosperous community so don’t hesitate to share your talents and expertise. If you are interested is supporting the arts and want to be a part of this vital aspect of the community please show their support by contacting Brian at Brian Deobald ALFA Guild Volunteer Nakusp, B.C.

Eating meat at the CORE of the matter It was an interesting week of conversations leading up to the CORE course on March 10. When I told my friends I was taking my Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE), there were very mixed reactions. Some were extremely supportive that I was finally getting around to doing it, others not so much. “People will think you’re a redneck,” said one person I know. “So what,” I said, “It’s always good to know how to handle and disarm a gun, even if you aren’t

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planning on shooting one.” “Why? Are you going to hunt animals?” asked another friend, a vegetarian. For years I was vegetarian, and the reason was the same for both health and ethical reasons: I don’t believe factory-farmed animals are treated well, and the way they are treated and fed affects the quality of their meat. A third friend, not a vegetarian, disclosed that even though she eats meat, she could never kill an animal. She admitted that she prefers her animal muscle and organs to come packaged, abstracted away from the living thing it once was: big eyes, personality, etc. My vegetarianism came to an abrupt end when I travelled to a remote settlement in the Northwest Territories where vegetables were in short supply, but fresh caribou wasn’t. The fact that life for one creature, plant or animal, almost inevitably relies upon the death of another has always been something that seemed self-evident to me. When I was asked to help skin the caribou, I didn’t hesitate. It was this animal that would allow me to continue to live my life here up in the frozen north, and the best thing I could do was be respectful and careful as I cut the skin away, making sure no piece was wasted. I know it is very disturbing to some people to even read about “cleaning” an animal, but if you eat meat, I personally believe it should be something you consider as part of respecting the life that was given up to nourish you. Inevitably, one day your body will feed other organisms in need of sustenance. Last spring, I was driving home one night from the Nakusp Hot Springs when I caught two good-sized cougars in my high-beams. For a moment, they were confused by the lights and noise of my truck, and all three of us just stood still, not quite sure what to do. I have never seen cougars so close up for so long. They were two of the most beautiful creatures I had ever seen: their muscles were long and lean, with their tails perfectly balancing their tawny bodies. Eventually, they collected themselves and crouched down the bank away from the road.

When I told my mom, she said there was no way I could bike up to the Hot Springs any more. Suddenly, I might be the meat. It made me think about being their prey. It would be a messy death, for sure, but cougars are generally scaredy-cats and can be run off even if they worked up the nerve to go after a full-sized human. If they did get the upper hand in a struggle, at least they’re efficient, aiming to bite at the base of the skull and kill their prey as quickly as possible. I thought about the cougars, and I thought about giving up riding my bike up the hill. Was it worth it? In the end, I decided that giving up the freedom to bike out of fear of an attack wasn’t worth it, and I was on my bicycle the next week. I calmed my mom down by saying that I was riding in the day when there was more traffic, and that cougar attacks were rare, and that if I did happen to be killed, well, at least I would be nutriment for another awesome animal. I don’t think the last part reassured her, but I wasn’t about to give up biking. I have a deep respect for the decision to become vegetarian. It is a very personal one, and there are scads of very interesting works that have been written about it, because it also has a lot to do with the attribution of “sentience” or consciousness to creatures. There isn’t much popular debate about the self-awareness of chives, at least in Western culture, but it’s an interesting question why some living things are OK to eat and others not. Food is a vast, complex topic that involves ethics, politics, tradition and much more, and “meat” is just one aspect. For myself, if I am going to eat meat, I understand I am complicit in the death of the animal, and I would prefer that animal had as free a life as possible before it allowed me to continue to live by becoming my meal. Does that mean I don’t buy meat at the grocery store? No, I still do, but I want to see if I can face what it means to take a life in order to sustain my own.

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Village of Nakusp Council notes for March 13 By Claire Paradis Arrow Lakes News

CBT presentation Mayor Karen Hamling invited Columbia Basin Trust’s Lynda Lafleur to come and give the council a brief presentation on what CBT does in the area. Lafleur outlined the CBT’s mission: to support efforts by the people of the Basin to create a legacy of social, economic and environmental well-being and to achieve greater self-sufficiency for present and future generations. She also gave a quick description of the programs available to residents in the area.

KRT comes to down Next up was the duo of Wend Van Puymbroeck and Emily Cayer-Huard from Kootenay Rockies Tourism with the presentation they took to stake holders in the area. KRT

are the organization situated between Tourism British Columbia and Kootenay communities who are promoting tourism in this region. Their power point presentation revealed that tourism in the Kootenay Rockies accounts for ten per cent of the total tourism dollars spent in the province. Much of that revenue comes from our cousin to the east: “We really are Alberta’s playground in a lot of ways,” said the KRT rep.

Council coming online The Village of Nakusp will soon be collecting friends on Facebook, and will also soon have agendas and minutes online too.

It’s a sign Joseph Hughes made a motion that staff work with Highways to increase signage for the Nakusp Hot Springs around the turn off.

The motion was passed by council.

It’s art The Arrow Lakes Arts Council has asked for support in principle of a public sculpture designed by local artist Toru Fujibayashi to be installed along the waterfront. Councillor Hughes wanted to ensure there was a specific plan so the sculpture didn’t sit in storage. Mayor Hamling replied that the Spirit of B.C. Legacies sculpture, a work commissioned by ALAC in 2009 and which is currently in storage, has not been installed due to safety and damage concerns. “We looked into having the sculpture cut and fitted into the opening as you approach the area,” Hamling said in an email to the Arrow Lakes News, “Over time, we have tried to find a local who could do the work of working with the artist to take the sculpture apart

and placing it. We are now reassessing placement etc. Once that is decided, it will need to be shipped for seal coating and then brought back and placed. I would love to see this project completed and we are working on it.”

Lights out Nakusp Council voted to participate in the 2012 Earth Hour on Saturday, March 31 from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Participants turn off their lights for an hour in recognition of sustainability issues around the world.

PK Nakusp supported PK Nakusp is pursuing Community Directed Youth funding to build a youth activity centre in Nakusp, and asked the Council for a letter of support. Council passed the motion to write the letter in support of the group’s efforts.

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Wednesday, March 21

SCRABBLE CLUB Got a bunch of obscure three-letter words with the letters “k” and “x”? Put them to high-scoring use 1 p.m. at the Nakusp Library. SOUP AND SOAK Come up to the Nakusp Hot Springs for a bowl of soup from the and a soak or just a soak; open 1-9 p.m. SPRING ART SHOW At The Edge in Edgewood: 322 A Monashee Avenue, Edgewood. This is a day-long event complete with coffee, tea and goodies. Artists will be available from 1-2 p.m. to discuss their works.

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has just been dissolved and now finds himself without a job. He answers a classified ad entitled “Departures” thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency only to discover that the job is actually for a “Nokanshi” or “encoffineer,” a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life. Begins 7:30 p.m., by donation.

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WINDBORN CONCERT AT SILVERTON GALLERY Doors open at 7 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. with tickets available at the door for $10. Windborn is Jeff Pike’s one man show consisting of acoustic guitar, kick drum and loop pedals.

MIRROR THEATRE PRESENTS “THE SHIFT” Original script by Janet Royko, Music by Ty Klassen, “The Shift” is a play about creating the reality you want to live in, a sign of the changing times. Doors at 6:30 p.m., entry by donation at the Bonnington Centre in Nakusp.


CINEFIL FILM: “SISTERS AND BROTHERS” Carl Bessai’s third installment in his family trilogy is a bracingly funny look into the lives of four sets of siblings. At the Bonnington Arts Centre, Nakusp 7p.m.

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SPRING QUILT SHOW The Nakusp Quilt Guild is having its Spring show at the Seniors Hall 210-8th Ave NW Nakusp from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Not only with there be quilts and crafts on display, there will be coffee, tea and treats as well as random door prize draws.

NFB DOCUMENTARY “THE CHOCOLATE FARMER” at the Seniors’ Hall in Nakusp. Hosted by the Library

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and Seniors’ Association. Free. For info, call the library: 250-265-3363

See description above. Doors at 6:30 p.m., entry by donation at the Silverton Art Gallery .

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Something caught the nose of the Castlegar RCMP as they walked through the Tim Hortons parking lot on the morning of March 14, 2012. Heading in for a coffee around 9:00 a.m., the two officers could smell marihuana. There was no one in the area smoking anything, but there was definitely a strong smell coming from one of the vehicles in the parking lot. In no time at all, the officers zeroed in on the suspect vehicle. One woman sitting in the vehicle was arrested right away, and another was also arrested when she came back to the vehicle. A search of the vehicle lead to the seizure of approximately 45 grams of marihuana including 20 rolled marihuana joints. There was no marihuana openly being smoked in the vehicle. The pot was packaged up and had been put in with personal items. One of the women was released on scene without





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Skunky weed sniffed out by police at donut shop charge, the other was released shortly after on a Promise to Appear with a court date set in Castlegar for May 23, 2012. The RCMP are recommending charges of possession of a controlled substance. The officers who nosed out the cannabis said they were surprised at the potency of the smell, especially when they found the marihuana packaged in sealed containers inside a car with the windows up and the doors closed.


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BC Transit review begins Whatshan Festival delights again in 2012 Contributed by Kyle Burk, Whatshan Music and Family Festival

The Whatshan Music and Family Festival is back again, a dozen years strong of family fun for the whole community, with another weekend packed with arts and entertainment. Freedom Quest Regional Youth Services presents its main fundraiser, the 12th annual Whatshan Music and Family Festival to be held on July 6, 7 and 8 at the Whatshan Lake Retreat. This three-day music and family festival will inspire artists and audiences alike with a variety of music, art, food and culture from western Canada. Daily planned activities like belly dancing, yoga, bingo, children’s arts and crafts, site tours, ropes course, parkour and Native Drumming will guarantee a smile for everyone. This year’s festival features performances by Barney Bentall, Valdy, The Kimberlites, The Henry Smalls Band, Darren Johnson, Rough Pearl, Good for Grapes, Jason Thomas, Lisa Marie and many more. The festival utilizes the permanent and acoustically magnificent band shell at the retreat to present over 20 popular music acts and a side stage hosts emerging

talent and impromptu jams. Off stage has everything you need to experience a summer music festival like no other. The calm waters of Whatshan Lake are 200 metres away from the stage, perfect for hot summer day swimming, canoeing, fishing and fun. Groomed and rough trails invite you to explore over 104 acres of private land in the Monashee mountain range while listening to the festival music echo through the valleys. Staged at the Whatshan Lake Retreat in Southeastern B.C., 15 minutes from the Fauqier-Needles ferry landing, one hour west of Nakusp and two hours southeast from the Okanagan, the festival has established itself as a unique family experience with onsite camping, cabin facilities and RV parking with water and power. The festival has a maximum capacity of 700, so buy your tickets and book your campsites early. Freedom Quest Regional Youth Services is the proud recipient of the festival proceeds and appreciates all the support from everyone. See you at the Whatshan Music and Family Festival July 6, 7 and 8, 2012.

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BC Transit wants to double its ridership by 2018, and work more effectively with local governments to deliver service. TOM FLETCHER/BLACK PRESS By Tom Fletcher

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The politician in Nanaimo who led the charge for reform of BC Transit management says things have already gotten better, even before a review of the provincial corporation gets underway. Joe Stanhope, chair of the Regional District of Nanaimo, raised the alarm a year ago after BC Transit blind-sided municipal governments with a steep cost increase for local bus services. “They gave us a 100 per cent increase in their management fees after we had adopted our budget in March, which shows they weren’t listening,” Stanhope said Thursday. “They decided they were going to take away some of our new buses, which would have given us the oldest fleet in British Columbia, making our rates higher.” Stanhope joined Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom at the B.C. legislature to announce the formation of a review panel to look at the governance of BC Transit. He said the work of 40 BC Transit communities through the Union of B.C. Municipalities had an immediate effect. “Things have changed since the minister announced this thing,” Stanhope said. “There’s no question the BC Transit management board has listened to us. We’re on the upswing right now.” Lekstrom emphasized that the review will look for efficiencies, and is not a prelude to adding more provincial money to increase service. The province covers 47 per cent of bus service costs for most communities served by BC Transit, with the rest coming from bus fares and local property taxes. Lekstrom called that funding formula the most generous of any Canadian province, and said any service improvements would be up to municipalities who must decide on local tax levels. Stanhope said the goal is to double ridership on BC Transit by 2018. The service currently operates with 58 local governments, and carried more than 50 million passengers in 2010-11. The public can find out more about the review and their own opportunities for input at the review website,

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Davidson wraps up visit with extraordinary birds Gary Davidson Birds of Nakusp It’s hard to believe how quickly our month in Costa Rica seems to have flown by! Less than a week left now. Last week we left our condo for four days to see some of the central mountains. Just a short distance from the coast, the mountains rise abruptly and the climate is completely different. The lower parts of the mountain are rain forests, while above about 1,500 metres the forests are frequently in the clouds. This is the cloud forest habitat. The birds seen here in the mountains are completely different to those in the dry forests of the Pacific coast. Shortly before we arrived at our B&B in Santa Elena, we stopped for coffee at a roadside coffee shop, and the show started immediately. Four species of hummingbird were flitting in and out of the feeders beside our table. One of them was a large purple hummer, with a long curved bill and a white tail. Quite impressive! The following morning we walked in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Birding in such a thick forest can be frustrating at times – you hear a lot, but see a little! Our morning walk produce less than 20 species, but 13 of them were new to us. These included Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush, Purple-throated Mountain-gem, Spangle-cheeked Tanager and Orange-bellied Trogon. The following morning, we birded slightly different habitat and found 14 more new species. These included Yellow-throated Euphonia, Goldenbrowed Chlorophonia, Coppery-tailed Emerald and White-naped Brush-Finch. But by far the highlight of the morning was the sighting of a male and female Resplendant Quetzal. This iconic bird of Cen-

tral America can be very hard to find and is perhaps the main target of anyone visiting this region. That afternoon we changed locations and spent two nights in a B&B at La Fortuna. Even though this was only about 30-40 kilometres north of Santa Elena, it was just far enough north and east to provide us with quite a few species only found on the Caribbean side of the mountains. In the short amount of time we had left that afternoon before the sun set, we had four new species right outside our room. The next morning we added 11 more without even leaving the property. There were several highlights here. Chestnut-mandibled Toucan, Scarletthighed Dacnis, Red-legged Honeycreeper and Passerini’s Tanager provided some remarkable splashes of colour. The toucan is black and yellow with red and white trim and a huge brown and yellow bill. The Dacnis is black below with a brilliant teal coloured back and head. The little tuft of bright red feathers at the top of the legs can be quite difficult to see. The honeycreeper is bright purple, with some black in the wings and back and a brilliant turquoise blue crown. The legs are truly bright red and are quite easy to see. The tanager is just two-toned; black and red. The bird is mostly black, but the brilliant scarlet back and rump stands out like a beacon in the bright sun. This is a very difficult bird to photograph due to the extreme difference in light intensity coming from the black body and the red back. In the photo here, much of the detail in the black feathers has been lost, correcting for that would have resulted in loss of colour intensity in the red. Thanks to Paul for allowing me to use his photo! All in all, our time in the mountains was fabulous. I added 49 species of new birds during those four days, that’s far more than the three weeks we’ve spent here on the dry Pacific coast.

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Stake through “Canadada” Racers wrap up season with Winter Carnival By Claire Paradis Arrow Lakes News

Local artist Chuck Stake’s work is now showing in Montreal. He is pictured here on the left, accompanied by Opal, Anita Levesque and Bradley Smith at the Language of Drawing opening, Friday, March 9, 2012, Kootenay Gallery of Art, Castlegar, BC, CanaDaDa. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY DON MABIE

Contributed by Don Mabie, with contributions by Claire Paradis

Local artist Chuck Stake’s work is on display at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery (Concordia University) in Montreal. The exhibition, called “Traffic” opened Friday March 16, and is a collection of the first works made by Chuck Stake, aka Don Mabie. “These works were made between 1972 and 1976,” Mabie/Stake said in a press release, “Chuck Stake Enterprizes (CSE)was founded in 1972 so these are the first works I made as Chuck Stake, forty years ago to the month.” The show is an installation of “Correspondence and MailArt mailings” from the early years of Chuck Stake and the 1970’s. Unfortunately, Mabie/ Stake couldn’t make it for the eastern Canada opening, but it planning to make it to one closer to home this year. “I will not make it to the opening or the show unfortunately, but, I do hope to make it to the opening in September when the show opens in Vancouver (it is a little closer than Montreal),” Mabie/ Stake wrote. Vancouver is the final show scheduled for Canada. A condensed version of the exhibition will then travel to the Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Up at Summit Lake, there was more than just St. Patrick’s Day going on. It was winter carnival time, the wrap for the Summit Lake and Nancy Green Racers’ season. Deanne Katchen organized a terrific carnival and the kids had tons of fun. The weather mostly held and the sun came through for the Downhill Dummy event, so named because the constructed dummy that made it furthest, fastest and with the most style won. Third place for Crowd Pleaser went to Danger Dave, created by Foster Katchen and David Nixon who made the jump but then split in half. His head came away and unfortunately only his feet made it to the finish line. Second place for Most Original went to Pink Crapper the brainchild of Connor and Trish McQuair. The name speaks for itself! First place was awarded to Gordie Guiness, the dummy who came out of the Jackson/

Swan family laboratory. Congratulations to Gordie who made it over the jump and to the finish in one piece. As the photos show, there was enthusiastic participation in the Jello eating contest, and the cake walk was also a big hit for the day. Adam McQuair walked away with the Trinity McQuair Memorial Trophy, which he was awarded in recognition of his steady and reliable help throughout the season. Improvement was also rewarded, and Zoe Zinselmeyer and Cameron Mackintosh were given the honour by the Nancy Green Racers. Margaret Andrews and Adam Fox were chosen as the most improved high school snow boarders, and Claire Jackson and Jesse Katchen as the most improved high school skiers. Mexican exchange student Luis garnered special mention for learning how to ski with the high school team this year. Grab some snow in Mexico and keep up the good work, Luis!

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Developer Ender Ilkay is returning to Revelstoke next Tuesday to show a new set of plans for his proposed 5,200 acre development near Shelter Bay south of Revelstoke. Ilkay will be hosting an open house and presentation at the community centre on Mar. 27 from 4:30-9 p.m., during which he will go over the changes to the 722-unit development. He held his first open house for the development in November 2010. Since then, he said he went through the feedback and fine tuned the plan. He said the new plan has a smaller footprint. “The amount of area of the land covered by development ends up being a little smaller,” he said. “The unit count stays consistent. It’s basically configuration is the key thing that’s changed.” He said that more units will have full water and sewer services rather than be on their own well and septic systems. “We’ve increased the amount of units that can actually have full services. That took some work to adjust the layout and so forth,” he said. “I don’t want to give everything away because I want people to come and see it.” Ilkay acquired the land when the forestry company Pope & Talbot went bankrupt in 2008. Ilkay recently met with the Area B Advisory Planning Com-

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mission to go over the new plans. “He definitely has listened to what the APC has had to say,” said Area B director Loni Parker. “Of course there are some outstanding concerns because it’s still early on in the process. “I think he’s really trying to do his due diligence to make sure that he puts something together that would be acceptable to the community.” At the last open house in 2010, Ilkay’s proposal was supported by some people for the potential economic benefits, however it also came under criticism for the potential environmental impact. Since the last open house Ilkay saw one of his proposed development near Victoria turned down by the local government. He said that decision has not had any impact on the Shelter Bay development. “It’s a completely different project,” he said. “I learn from every experience so in that aspect I think it helped but has it changed anything? No.” He said he is aiming to start the official zoning process with the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District after the open house. “If all that goes well, then obviously we’d like to get underway,” he said. “I’d love to see actual development on Phase 1 starting next year.”

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Fishing for a little March Madness at the derby By Claire Paradis Arrow Lakes News

Over a hundred people turned out for the first annual March Madness Derby sponsored by the Nakusp Esso. Folks from Washington, Alberta, the coast and many from the Kootenays registered and got their boats into the water for a couple of days of March weather and sport. Ali and Dustin Raskob, the owneroperators of the gas station, pinned all the credit on Michael and Shawna Lagore. The Lagores are avid fishers, and love to travel to derbies but wanted one on their own lake. The irony is, organizing the event meant they weren’t able to do any fishing themselves. The March Madness Derby was a community event, and all the funds raised after the prize money was subtracted, a total of $840, went to the Nancy Green Racers, the NSS ski and snowboards teams, and Summit Lake

Ski Area. Glen and Gail Olson once again donated weigh-in space at the marina, and even sanded the boat launch by hand to make it safe for fishers to get in and out of the water during the changeable weather. At the end of the day on Sunday March 18, Shawna Lagore announced the winners and dished out the prizes. Third place and $600 went to Ralph Dachwitz for his 13 pound, one ounce Dolly. Tom Neid collected second prize and a cool grand for his 14 pound, three ounce Dolly. The big winner of the day was 13-yearold Jayden Maida who reeled in a 14 pound, ten ounce Dolly and walked away with a smoking $1,600. “We have had nothing but positive feedback with most people saying they will be back for next years derby,” said Shawna Lagore, which made it sound like next March Nakusp will be in for the Second Annual March Madness Derby.

Over a hundred competed, but only one, Jayden Maida (top left) took home first prize. Clockwise from top right: Shawna Lagore put her heart into the effort and was rewarded with a great turn out; third was taken by Ralph Dachwitz; second by Tom Neid; Glen Olson and friend sanding the launch for derby-goers. PHOTO LEFT COURTESY OF SHAWNA LAGORE, RIGHT CLAIRE PARADIS/ARROW LAKES NEWS

FUNDING FOR STUDENTS, NOT FOR WAGE HIKES. The BCTF is demanding a 15 per cent wage hike and other benefits that would cost $2 billion and raise taxes for BC families. Virtually all other public sector unions have settled for no wage increases. It’s unacceptable that schools are disrupted and that students and their families are inconvenienced over an unreasonable salary demand in difficult economic times. The union is making claims and demands that simply don’t add up.



The union wants more paid time outside the classroom – sick leave for teachers on call, expanded bereavement and discretionary leave.

The government wants more time for teacher training and to ensure that Pro-D days really are for professional development.

The union says all teaching positions should be selected on the basis of seniority.

The government supports seniority but qualifications must also count so that math teachers teach math, and science teachers teach science.

The union says that teachers who perform poorly in evaluations will be dismissed – ‘one strike and you’re out’.

The government wants to support teacher improvement through a standardized evaluation process.

The union says that government refuses to negotiate.

There has been over a year of negotiations and 78 full bargaining sessions.

The union says that class size limits have been eliminated.

Class size limits will remain in place on all grades across BC.

The union says that BC has 700 fewer special needs teachers.

2100 new teaching assistants have been hired since 2001. And, with a new $165 million Learning Improvement Fund, we will hire more.

It’s time to focus on what matters most in education – BC’s students. That’s why we are focused on per-student funding which is at an all time high, not on wage increases. We all want to do more to make BC’s education system even better. It’s the driving force behind BC’s Education Plan that teachers, parents and students are helping to shape. Teachers care about their students. Parents care about their children’s future.


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Falcons start Tier 4 Championship with two solid wins By Claire Paradis Arrow Lakes News

The Midget Tier 4 Provincial Championships started with a bang for Nakusp hometown team Falcons. Nakusp beat the visiting Fort St. James Stars 3 to 1 in the first game of the tournament, then took a break until their next game that evening on Sunday, March 18. The opening ceremonies were held at 7:30 p.m. that night, with all teams out in their jerseys, Mayor Hamling welcomed all the teams with local hockey official Rusty Reimer. In memory of the late and great hockey fan Ben Big Canoe, his wife Christine came out for a ceremonial

The Falcons showing their colours for the opening ceremony.

puck drop. Overcome by the emotion of the moment, Karen Hamling spoke the words that Christine knew Ben would have been hollering: “Get the lead out!” And soon after that, they were off. The evening game featured the Chetwynd Giants versus the Nakusp Falcons. The two teams skated over and through each other like fighting wasps and hornets. The pressure was on, and once the Falcons started scoring, they just didn’t stop. The final score was 10 to one, for the Falcons. Games continue until Wednesday night’s championship game when the winner will be decided.


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This Week in History This Week in History features a selection of stories from the Arrow Lakes News archives

March 24, 1932 Here and there New Brunswick will be selected as the training ground for the Boston Bruins Hockey Club prior to the 1933 NHL season. Autumn sowing of all grains in Soviet Russia last year amounted to 95,400,000 acres, representing a decrease of 10.8 per cent from the official fall sowing program. Weekend trips, so popular last year on Canadian Railway lines, will remain in force this year after February 29, the date set for their discontinuation. Two Alberta speed-skating records were smashed at the recent Banff Winter Sports Carnival.

March 19, 1942 Two Japanese camps on Monashee: 100 men each approved Capt. C. S. Leary for the Kaslo-Slocan, stated Sunday night he had secured approval for the establishment of two 100 man Japanese labour camps for the Monashee Highway diversion surveyed two years ago. “The Monashee Diversion will result in lowering the summit of this highway by at least 500 feet, besides providing a safer more desirable route to Vernon from Edgewood, which is one section of a major highway system.” The member also pressed the importance of the construction of a road in the Lardeau immediately following the authorized

abandonment of the railway line in May. The vision includes ultimately a major highway from Kaslo through Lardeau, Trout Lake, Beaton and Arrow Head connecting with the Transprovincial Highway at Revelstoke. Captain Leary stated a road over this route “would follow a water grade and would open up a potential mineral, timber and agricultural district.”

March 20, 1952 Harding would curb medical college powers Removal of the right of the College of Physicians and Surgeons to licence doctors in British Columbia was recommended in the Legislature Tuesday night by R. Harding (CCF - Kaslo-Slocan). The youthful member suggested the right to licence doctors be placed in the hands of a qualified committee under the Provincial Department of Health. “The College has abused the power they have,” declared Harding. It was, he continued, the refusal of the College to neither extend the permit of Dr. Stephens Norvell of Edgewood or allow him to write the necessary examinations. Norvell has been practising he said, but his permit expires on May 1. The College is reviewing the case on Friday.

March 24, 1982 Crestbrook shuts all operation for two weeks A



The massive structure that makes up the foundation of the Nakusp Hot Springs is evident in this 1973 photo. It must have been quite an apparition to the people who ventured up to the site for a visit. Secluded in a wild forest far from any civilization the skeleton of what would be a beautiful modern spa was something difficult to envision at this stage of its construction. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ARROW LAKES HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND CRESCENT BAY CONSTRUCTION

shutdown at the Skookumchuck Pulp Division and continuing depressed lumber market conditions have caused Crestbrook Forest Industries Ltd. to announce a two-week curtailment of all company operations during the early part of April. The production curtailment will also result in the temporary layoff of approximately 300 employees at the company’s Canal Flats and Cranbrook Sawmill Divisions.

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The beat goes on at drum workshop in Nakusp

Community members bonded by creating beautiful musical instruments together.

Contributed by Sharon Montgomery, Co-Chair of the Nakusp Museum

Around 40 came together to learn how to create their own drum as part of a drum workshop held over Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10. The Nakusp and District Museum Society hosted the workshop in Sinixt territory at the seniors hall, and local interested groups such as the

circle of Aboriginal Woman and friends, the Aboriginal Traditional Parenting group, and Terra Pondera. School District 10 also shared the venue, and made a large elk hide “Grandmother Drum” for community school functions funded through the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement. Three local elders and two from Grand Forks, as well as two from the Castlegar area took part


in the workshop, sharing the experience. Friday night after opening ceremonies, the participants worked at cutting deer hides and pulling laceings for overnight soaking. Saturday was filled with ceremony, elders, songs, drumming, drum making and storytelling. Everyone was well nourished in spirit thanks to the workshop, and in body, thanks to Deb Guest’s Catering.

Connecting to the world through computers I remember the first time I cast eyes on a fully functioning computer: it suddenly arrived in my office some thirty years ago, a long-awaited gift made possible at the time by the Vancouver Foundation and its myriad of supporters. I have to admit, I wasn’t particularly impressed. The question of Seniors helping what to do with this rathseniors er strange looking object, how it worked and how it would actually help to make the onerous task of raising operating funds benefitting registered non-profit social agencies like my own, quickly surfaced. It wasn’t until many years later that I finally came to recognize and accept the fact that the modern computer which was first brought into limited service during the early 1940’s had now evolved into one of the most influential pieces of electronic equipment ever invented, touching the lives of almost everyone living in a free society like our own. However, it wasn’t all that long ago that I be-

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came interested in discovering what a pc (personal computer) could actually do for its owner, beyond that of simply substituting for an all but redundant electric typewriter keyboard. A descriptive pamphlet, snatched from the shelves of our local library, quickly captured my attention and in a momentary flash I found myself thoroughly absorbed by the thought that the newfound community resource referred to as the Nakusp CAP (Computer Access) Centre, might hold the magic key toward solving the mystery. It served to enable me to start off on my personal journey, aimed toward gaining expanded knowledge and, along with that, a wealth of new experiences. As it turned out, this voyage of discovery became a delightful on-going adventure, designed to support me in my quest to emerge at last from the shadowy corners of the “quill pen era” into the dazzling bright light of today’s digital world of computer technology. And it was cost-free at that! To cut to the chase, I enrolled in several threehour computer workshops with such captivating themes as Basic Computer Introduction as well as Getting to Know and Care for your Computer; Shopping Safely Online; Working with Photos; Using Email, Facebook and to be offered in April: Skype. This set of seven separate workshops designed for seniors was made possible through a New Horizons

grant submitted by CBAL (Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy). Most of us are familiar with the term “Internet,” but may not be aware that this term constitutes a vast network of computers, all of which have the capability of communicating with each other. Another term frequently heard, is the “World Wide Web” or “Web” for short. A part of the internet, and through a software program known as a “browser,” this wondrous resource allows us to actually view information which in turn opens a window on an enormous wealth of information on practically any subject. Thanks to the registered non-profit organization CBAL, over 80 Nakusp area seniors have participated in the 14 carefully structured training programs offered to date. This invaluable organization supports the development of healthy learning communities not only within Nakusp but throughout the Columbia Basin. The goal is to give each member of our communities the basic skills necessary to achieve lifelong ongoing learning opportunities. For more information, contact the community literacy coordinator Liz Gillis or drop in to the Computer Access Centre in Nakusp during opening hours and ask for help in accessing www. on one of the available computers which are intended for public use.

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Lakes Search and Rescue volunteers

Gord Hogaboam Beth Dauk Volunteers not pictured here: Dave Buckrell, Ken Robins, Jesper Nielsen, and Karen Anderson

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Getting lost or injured in the back country is something that happens, a lot, in the steep Kootenay valleys. Steph Stenseth has been volunteering with Arrow Lakes Search and Rescue (ALSAR) for five years, and she can’t recall exactly how many rescues she has taken part in. “It’s about ten a year,” she said, when pressed to give a number. Training Officer Gord Hogaboam has served with the group for a dozen years, and has seen more than his share of lost and injured people. And worse. Search and Rescue extractions remove bodies from where someone has been unlucky enough to die in the wilderness. Hogaboam was very candid about the effect that seeing seriously injured people or dead bodies can have on rescuers. “If you’re feeling stressed, we’ve got help, so go use it,” he said to the group of volunteers during their monthly meeting. Often, the situation is far less dire, and sometimes people selfrescue just by walking out onto a road. Sometimes, worry and searching could have been avoided with a good plan, with someone knowing where the backwoods adventurers were headed and when they would come back. ALSAR were involved in two rescues last week, and will be keeping their eye on boaters out for the derby this weekend, and their radios on. There have been several people buried in avalanches this year too, one kind of training that a Search and Rescue volunteer can

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specialize in. Weekly training scenarios are whatever the group feels it might face, which could mean knowing how to rappel down a rock face or how to manoeuvre in rapid-running water. “If I’m lost, I want them to find me,” Cath Roberts said, “It’s a very important job they do, and they don’t get as much recognition as they should.” If something does happen, there are a pool of about 15 volunteer responders to be drawn on, a number that the group would like to see increased to make sure there are enough people to take on the responsibility of getting people back safely. Search and Rescue members love what they do. When it was announced that the 2012 SAREX, the Search and Rescue Exercise, for south eastern B.C. was going to be held in Rossland in September, volunteer Steph Stenseth got excited. SAREX is a rescue scenario that involves all the teams in an area working together and practising their skills. Two years ago, it was held here in Nakusp and involved a staged plane crash into the Kuskanax river. “It’s so much fun,” she said, and told the newer members about how it was a great learning experience getting to meet and work with people from all over the region. Training and practise is ongoing for Search and Rescue; the skills that are learned need to be practised to be retained and improved, and volunteers learn the basics like map and compass work before they move on to specialized skills. All those skills get put to the test when a call goes out to Search and Rescue, and with the combination of skill and luck, everyone comes home safely.

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Two wrongs do not make a right. Admit what you did, Aries, and prepare to pay the price. Weekend adventures put everyone in high spirits.

Force your way in, Taurus, and you will regret it. Be patient, wait your turn and it will come in time. The web of deception builds at work.

Creative endeavors take off with a special purchase. Grab some friends and make a party of it, Gemini. The fix for an auto dilemma is clear.

You need to break the ice, Libra, but be careful you don’t go overboard and say something that could turn into a deal breaker.

Craft ideas abound. Make a day of it with your family, Scorpio, and get the scoop on what you’ve been missing. A brave face makes an earnest plea.

Stop it, Sagittarius! You’ve devoted way too many hours to a project that clearly wasn’t meant to be. Can it and move on to something more fruitful.

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Cards of Thanks To all my friends and family especially Bud, Don, Ella, Tamis & Perry for the wonderful surprise tea and dinner party, I can’t believe you kept it a secret for so long. I didn’t know I knew so many people much less ones who would have would have come from so far to have tea and dinner with me. Thank you to my Grandchildren who came from so far to sit at slide areas for hours coming and going. Thank you Bud for sending me on an All Girls Mediterranean Cruise, a trip of a life time. Many Hugs To You All, June Brown

Coming Events NOMINATIONS FOR CITIZEN FOR THE YEAR 2011 Rotary Club of Nakusp is looking for submissions to nominate the 2011 Citizen of the year and Lifetime Achievement Awards in Nakusp and area. Nominations seek people of any age who have made an outstanding contribution to the community. They may include our youth, couples or individuals. Please include in your nomination as much supporting data as possible. Deadline March 28th, 2012. Please mail nominations to: “NOMINATIONS� Rotary Club of Nakusp P.O.Box 62,Nakusp, B.C.V0G 1R0


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Richard John Broemeling On March 6, 2012, Richard “Richâ€? John Broemeling of Enderby BC passed away at 86 years old. He is now reunited with his wife, Patrica, whom he had been married to for 52 years. Both are now greatly missed by their children Mike Broemeling (wife Tanya), Michele Broemeling (partner Ann Steenhuysen), Claudia Logan (husband Jim), grandchildren David (Melissa), Kristina (Matt), Craig and Jessamyn, and great-grandchildren Audrey and Noah. Rich is survived by 2 remaining sisters Marge Hillman and Betty Howell. Born in Genesee, Idaho, Rich worked for Sears in Lewiston, where he and Patricia started a family. Loving the outdoors Rich and Pat and close friends would go elk hunting for two weeks every year. In 1957, they came to Canada on a vacation, and due to spring weather conditions, got stuck in Trout Lake, BC for a period of two weeks. They returned in 1959 and purchased a Âżshing resort. For 20 years they worked hard, developing and expanding the resort. In 1979, they were able to sell the resort but remained at Trout Lake at the 8 mile Cabin called Bow Tree. Here Rich was in never ending pursuit of the elusive big Âżsh. Rich was the last surviving member of his U.S. Marine Core Unit. His ties to the United States remained throughout his retirement where he and Pat spent many winters in Quartzsite, AZ, quading with good friends in the nearby desert. For some years he resided in Victoria, BC and Parksville, BC again nurturing good friendships. As a resident of Enderby, BC, Rich spent his Âżnal two years at Parkview Place, where he brought warmth and caring to those around him. Rich shall be remembered as a hard working, kind and loving man by all those that knew him. A Celebration of Life will be held in Salmon Arm, Easter Sunday (April 8, 2012), at the Holiday Inn Express (1090 22 St NE, Salmon Arm, BC) between 1-5 pm. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www. Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICESÂŽ Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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The families of Ken Pender express our sincere gratitude to the many friends and relatives who share in our grief in the sudden loss of our son, husband, father, grandfather and uncle. A very heartfelt thank-you for all the kind words of support, owers, food and helping hands. Forever Grateful, Margaret, Viv, Pauline, Nancy, Vickie and Families

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Arrow Lakes News, March 21, 2012  

March 21, 2012 edition of the Arrow Lakes News

Arrow Lakes News, March 21, 2012  

March 21, 2012 edition of the Arrow Lakes News