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Friday, April 6 • 2012

Vol. 4 • Issue 80

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Heading back in time with Nelson hockey great See Page 5 Fate of the Civic

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Thursday night which was open to the public. Bundschuh along with her siblings Jimmy Bundschuh and Corrine Zawaduk announced in October of last year that they would be contributing $75,000 to the project.

The Nelson Downtown Athletic Club is disappointed but not surprised by the news of the extension to the request for proposal for the Civic Theatre. The Athletic Club presented their proposal to city council on March 19. “We’re really pleased with the response from council at the committee of the whole meeting [last month],” said Pat Hodgson with the Athletic Club. “We’ve had lots of positive response from people in the community.” Another group came forward this week expressing their interest in putting in a proposal for the theatre. “We fully expected as part of this process some groups would step forward to save the theatre,” Hodgson said. “That was not unexpected from our standpoint. We’re a little disappointed that the city decided to

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Making Easter Much More Colourful

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Franziska Burrow’s kindergarten class at St. Josephs Elementary School participated in a wide variety of Easter crafts in anticipation for the holiday. Students coloured, cut and dyed to make crafts like Easter bunnies with bags of chocolate and eggs will all sorts of colours and designs.


Shambhala Music and Performance Hall Officially Opens

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After many years of construction and renovations at Selkirk College, music program students were finally able to take the stage for the grand opening of the Shambhala Music and Performance Hall. “We’re happy to have a place

for the students to perform. We’re really happy to be a part of it,” said Anna Bundschuh, one of the Shambhala Music Festival’s producers. The hall held its official opening to donors on Wednesday night with a reception and performances from students and faculty. An event was also held on

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The Heron’s Landing sculpture that was donated to the City of Nelson last summer will finally have a place to land. The City passed a recommendation from the Cultural Development Commission that the heron be located at Heritage Point in Lakeside Park. “I think we’re comfortable with that choice as long as the physical assessment is positive we will be happy to see it go forward,” said city councillor Donna Macdonald. The Heritage Point was one of three options available for the community to vote for. “I think that all three of the locations that were

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Continued from Page 1 extend the request for proposal process, but not necessarily surprised by that.” The new group is hoping to form a non-profit society to hopefully return the Civic to a theatre. Cindy Sherry, who is with the group, was inspired by the Salmar Community Association who runs the Salmon Arm movie theatres as a non-profit organization. Hodgson said the group knows that the city would prefer to keep the Civic Theatre as a movie theatre, but added the cost involved in restoring the facil5 Bedrooms

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ity to a theatre is daunting. “If the choice is between a first run theatre and our proposal, we think it’s a slam dunk because even given the extension I don’t think anybody with any business sense is going to step forward with $2 million to turn that into a four-plex, which is sort of the minimum requirement for a movie theatre in today’s economic climate,” he said. “We think that our proposal had a lot of merit and we hope that the decision is based on merit and not on emotion.” The Downtown Athletic Club has emphasized that their proposal is of

no cost to the city. “I hope that the message gets out to the community that our proposal is essentially of no cost to the city,” said Hodgson. “We’re not looking for subsidy from the city. We would expect that same criteria to apply to any other group looking to utilize that building.” The Downtown Athletic Club is proposing that the Civic Theatre be converted into a facility that would include a climbing wall, squash courts and other recreational amenties. The new deadline for the request for proposal is May 31.

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sive for some reason that we couldn’t observe by standing there looking at it,” said Macdonald. She was unable to specify when exactly the heron might land, but said, “whenever staff has a chance to do that assessment we’re pretty much ready to go. “We’ve identified that there is some money remaining in the waterfront reserve so we have the money to do it it’s just a matter of getting it into the work plan once that has been confirmed.” Kelowna artist Jock Hildebrand created Heron’s Landing. It was originally commissioned by Kelowna condominium complex, but plans fell through and Hildebrand began offering the sculpture to several municipalities.

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Whitewater’s last big party was Redneck Days in mid-March. The fun continues this weekend at the local ski hill.

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After a great ski season at Whitewater, pass holders and winter revelers alike are invited to the resort for one last weekend of celebration. “There’s always a lot of people coming up to ski the last few days and it’s just fun to send it out with a bang,” said Anne Pigeon, indoor operations manager for Whitewater Ski Resort. There will be plenty of activities and prizes to be won throughout the weekend. For season pass holders on Saturday, a dual slalom race on Sluice Box where competitors try to match their time on two runs will award a 2013 season’s pass to a competitor in four age categories. For the most days skied this year, Whitewater Ski Resort will be awarding a skier with a Tea Garden Spring Recovery package. Saturday will also be the

first day of the 50 per cent sale on shop items. On Sunday the annual Slush Cup will make its way down Bonanza where prizes for best dressed and biggest splash will be awarded. For kids, a kid zone will be available with treats and games. Dogs can have in on the fun as well as pooches will parade through an obstacle course for prizes. The annual bike draw is back this year as well, however in the spirit of spring, those ready to hop on their two-wheeled steeds can enjoy the first mountain bike race of the year up and

down the Hummer Handle Tow. Pigeon said despite the operations ending next week, people are still welcome to ski tour at the resort. “The snow certainly has been coming in March and we’ve got a base that’s almost at the four metre mark, but what happens now is that it just gets quiet,” she said. “People have generally had enough of the skiing and it’s time to turn to mountain biking and gardens and other recreational activities. “Certainly people are still

welcome to go ski touring, the lifts just won’t be running and it won’t be patrolled.” Pigeon said that while the base still might hit the four metre mark, they’re already above average for the year. “It was in the 1998/1999 season that we had a 5.5 metre base at the end… last year we hovered around the 395 mark, but then again this time of year you get a lot of snow but you also get a lot of settlement.” Pigeon said that while it’s been a great season, they’re already looking for improvements for next season. “It’s been a phenomenal year snow-wise and customer-wise,” said Pigeon. “I think all of us are going away very satisfied with the season and certainly looking forward to how we can continue with our improvements over the summer to meet the needs that much better next winter.”

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Nelson Police Department officers have been busy in the last few days. Officers have investigated 68 incidents in the including two drunk driving arrests, two public intoxication arrests, one causing a disturbance arrest, two breach of bail arrests, four motor

vehicle collisions, one sexual assault, one residential break and enter, three thefts, several driving complaints and a variety of other occurrences including three incidents of mischief involving a pellet gun or similar weapon. Three mischief complaints occurred in the Fairview area. A residence had a window damages, two vehicles parked along Nelson Avenue had windows

damaged and a business along Highway 3A had a window damaged. Police say they are extremely concerned that an innocent person may be injured by the individuals involved in this rash of mischief complaints. The public is encouraged to call Nelson police at 250-354-3919 or the West Kootenay Crime Stoppers at 250-352-8288.

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The introduction of the 2012 federal budget last week has the local business community concerned with changes to duty free shopping. BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko said the change was “a gift to American retailers,” that undermines our tax base further. The new increase means starting June 1, shoppers heading south of the border can now bring back up to $200 (up from $50) worth of product duty free for a 24-hour visit and $800 (up from $400) for a 48-hour visit. Tom Thomson, executive director of the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce, said the change is a concern for both the chamber and business community. “It’s one more thing that a business has to be concerned about now,” he said. “You’ve got things like tax hikes, water and sewer service fee increases, out of area shopping already with people going to places like Kelowna and elsewhere, the Canadian dollar is at or near par... and now the increase

Canadian shoppers will soon have more reason to spend Bob Hall photo when they head south to the US.

in duty free limits.” Thomson said businesses in communities near the US border are likely to see quite an impact. One local business owner feels the government is again putting the retail industry in an even tougher spot. “We’re already at a disadvantage, but now they’re going to go and tell people to go ahead and spend more money down in the US,” said Dale Donaldson, owner of Mallards Source For Sports in both Nelson and Castlegar. Donaldson said it’s hard to be competitive when a pair of skates imported to Canada from China has an 18 per cent duty, and the same skate arriving in the US only

has three per cent duty. Mayor John Dooley said businesses are going to find a way to continue to be as competitive as they can “These challenges have been there for some time,” said Dooley. “This is a bit of an added dimension to it now, but it’s one of those things that is implemented. It’s not going to change and we’re just going to have to figure out ways to be as competitive as possible.” Regardless, Donaldson said he thinks it’s going to negatively impact his business. “It’s not just my business, it’s with a lot of businesses. We’re stuck with these big import duties and yet our government just goes and

makes it easier for people to shop down south. “Every single skate that I bring into the store has to have duty paid on it, but our customers can go to the US and bring back a skate and not pay duty on it. Nobody in their right mind thinks that’s fair, but yet we are stuck with this… I’m not blaming the consumer, it’s the governments fault.” However, Dooley said businesses still have a lot that can encourage people to shop locally. “Local businesses add value because they can support the product by standing behind it and delivering warranty on products. They have a lot of assets going for them locally to encourage people to continue to shop as much as possible in the area rather than taking their money elsewhere,” said Dooley. “Our chamber and business partners are going to continue with an education campaign about the importance of supporting the local economy,” said Thomson. “If we’re supporting our local businesses, the sustainability of our downtown and our businesses community is going to be much more intact in the long term.”

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Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko can’t get behind a budget that has nine times more cuts than job creation tactics, he said last week after the Conservative government introduced the 2012 federal budget in the House of Commons. The budget puts some 19,200 pubic servants out of work with an estimated 12,000 of those cut and the remaining positions eliminated through attrition. “It seems the government’s only job creation strategy is to facilitate super tankers and dirty oil pipelines over our most pristine land and waterways while gutting environmental as-

sessments,” he said, referring to the government’s plans for sweeping legislative and regulatory changes to environmental assessments and over $100 million in funding to expedite resource extraction. Job stability wasn’t the only concern he had for his Southern Interior riding. The New Democrat says the government’s plan to raise the eligible age for Old Age Security from 65 to 67 will force seniors to work two years extra while denying jobs for younger workers, all while making low-income seniors in BC live two more years on degrading rates of social assistance. He attributes the majority of the approximate $24 billion deficit, which is be-

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ing whittled away through cuts, to the government’s corporate tax breaks in years past. “I think we always have to keep reminding folks about that,” he said. “They’re saying they’re scrambling for money — cutting back here and there, people are being laid off, 12,000 people will lose there jobs and have to go on unemployment in-

surance or scramble to try and find work somewhere — and yet we’ll have given $220 billion out of our budget to corporations who really don’t need the money. If you look at it like that, it doesn’t make any sense.” The budget also shortchanges the provinces by $31 billion, he said, with unilateral changes to the funding formula for federal health transfers, opening the door wide to privatization and two-tier health care. “These are massive cuts and the provinces cannot afford it,” said Atamanenko “It is shameful that this government will balance the books on the backs of seniors who want to retire in dignity and make it a certainty that more families are left without a family doctor.”

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For much of the 1950s and ‘60s, whenever the Nelson Maple Leafs took a penalty, you could count on brothers Fritz and Red Kohele to kill it. They were masters of exploiting the Civic Centre’s small ice with the four-man box. If an opposing player had the puck on the boards, they let him wait there as long as he wanted. “I remember fans saying ‘Get him, get him, get him!’ and you’d just be standing there, because he didn’t know where to pass,” Fritz recalls. One year, they scored more goals a man short than they allowed. There was even a rumour the NHL sent a scout to watch. Fritz and Red were usually on the same line, and often had another brother, Gerry, in goal. All were born in Regina but came west after their father, a sheet metal worker, got a job roofing Blaylock mansion and then landed work at the Trail smelter. The four Koehle boys (pronounced KAY-lee) grew up in East Trail, skated on an outdoor rink at nearby Butler Park and played minor hockey in the old arena. Their father made their hockey pants, sharpened their skates, and spliced together broken sticks. Called Frederick after his dad, Fritz received his nickname at an early age from his mother. Brother Ronald was called Red for his hair, while Robert was dubbed Brown Bear after wearing a furry cap and jacket to school one day. Only Gerry went by his given name. In 1944, Fritz was the mascot (read stick boy) of the Trail junior team that made it to the Memorial Cup final. However, lack of funds meant he wouldn’t be able to go east with them.

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TOP — Fritz Koehle at his Nelson home with a photo of himself from his junior days. BOTTOM LEFT — Koehle and his father ran a plumbing and heating business in Nelson. BOTTOM RIGHT — Memories from Koehle’s stint as a coach for the Junior Maple Leafs.

In a move that still touches him, players went out and collected money to pay his way. Fritz later went to Nanaimo to work and play junior hockey himself. By the time he came home, his family had moved to Nelson because Gerry was having health problems. Fritz also played a year of junior in Wetaskiwin, but residency rules prevented him from appearing in the playoffs. Returning to Nelson, he became a senior hockey mainstay, skating with Don Appleton, Fred Hergerts, Wendy Keller, Bill Haldane and Gordie Howe’s brother Vic. His greatest personal night was in 1960, when he scored five goals in a 12-1 rout of the powerhouse

Trail Smoke Eaters. A year later, he rec eived the Howard Anderson trophy as the Western International Hockey League’s most valuable player. His favourite Leafs team, however, was the one of 1953-54, coached by Willie Schmidt, which lost an infamous eight-game series to Penticton. Nelson was up three games to one, with one tie, and needed only another tie to win — but instead lost three straight. Fans claimed the referees had been bought. “We could have won just as easy as lost,” he says. “That was, I think, the year I loved best.” It was also the league’s heyday, when fans would camp out for playoff tickets,

rinks were packed beyond capacity, and players couldn’t walk down the street without someone calling their name. After retiring to focus on the plumbing and heating business he and his father started, Koehle agreed to coach Nelson’s junior team. In his first year, 1967-68, they were undefeated and won the city’s only Cyclone Taylor Cup as provincial Junior B champions. Kohele, 82, spent several more years behind the bench, but never repeated that early success. “Win or lose, we still enjoyed it,” he says. ™ For a gallery of photos and memoribilia from Fritz Koehle’s hockey career, see

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Editorial The eye of the beholder


n a community that prides itself on the local art scene, why is it that public art ruffles so many feathers? In today’s paper you will read about city council finally approving a home for the Heron’s Landing sculpture. The resolve was more than 10 months in the making, and don’t be surprised if we have not heard the last of it. With the eye of the beholder being so important when it comes to art, it’s important to be confident about adding a permanent feature to our community like Heron’s Landing. In the case of the heron sculpture, city council certainly took their time. To help guide council in these decisions, the city has an Art in Public Places Policy that is quite extensive in its language. There is also the Cultural Development Commission that helps advise and takes on public projects of its own. Both recent additions to City Hall decision making on public art have done a great job in helping quell uproar over visual enhancements in our community. Heron’s Landing caused minor controversy, but it was more about location than anything else. There are other recent public art projects that have fit seamlessly into the scheme of our town. The new railing at the Gyro lookout was a project spearheaded by the cultural commission. It faced pretty much zero pushback and is now a nice addition to a fantastic view of the city. Other projects in the works include the railing on the new bridge at the foot of Baker Street and the electrical box paintings in the backalleys. Both will bring new life to scenes of the otherwise ordinary. Another important public art development is the city’s mural policy. The final touches are being put on the paperwork and soon those looking to enhance empty spaces will have well thought out guidlines. Art is subjective and will never be without controversy. Over the last few years, city council and numerous volunteers have pounded out policy we now see working to better our community. For that, we say thanks. The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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s we drove into the Kootenay night this past Saturday, following a convoy of 15 sets of red tail lights, I only had one thought in my mind: this sucks. The Nelson Civic Theatre has become the hot issue of the week. It’s really no surprise. After the Downtown Athletic Club pitched its excellent proposal last month at City Hall, panic spread amongst those who love to watch films on the big screen. For those who were sitting back waiting for somebody else to take the lead on saving the theatre, the time has arrived for real action. Like a Hollywood thriller... the clock is ticking down and a pulse popping last second scene is about to play out. Personally, I’m torn. Since the theatre first went dark so many months ago, I’ve been anxiously awaiting the new era for movies in this community. Once I heard the proposal for the squash club and climbing wall, I saw a proposal that is solid and seems to make sense. But this past Saturday once again reminded me why the theatre is worth one last desperate fight. Our family logs way too many kilometres on Kootenay roads. With two kids involved in hockey, baseball and soccer, life in rural Canada requires those passions to be pursued via highway travel. Through winter storm and spring rain, we’ve been shuttling our kids to games in Trail, Grand Forks, Nakusp and beyond for many years now. Though the entire family loves watching movies on the big screen, we’ve only made the drive to Castlegar a couple times over the years. But with The Hunger Games frenzy sweeping across the world, and currently on a tiny break from the sports scene, on Saturday we thought it was time to hit the road. With an 11 and 14 year old, there always needs to be friends involved, so we loaded up the mini-van and six of us headed west late Saturday afternoon. The first stop was Boston Pizza. It was just after 5 p.m. and the place

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was jammed. We were not the only people who plotted a course of dinner and a movie. After dropping $100-plus at the restaurant we headed to the theatre where there was a big line-up. The Hunger Games was in its second weekend and word was out that it was a must-see adventure.

“Those hoping to save the Civic Theatre will need a small miracle like something out of a Hollywood script.” Maybe it was the stench of Celgar in the air, but while standing in the pouring rain I was overcome by confusion. I knew every second person in the line-up. Was I in Nelson? What was going on? The sharp, skunky smell of the pulp mill brought me back to where I was. This was definitely Castlegar. After dropping another $80-plus on admission and popcorn, we settled into our seats. As I looked around the theatre I again felt at home. At least 60 per cent of those waiting for the movie to start were faces I see in Nelson on a regular basis. The entire family was thoroughly entertained by The Hunger Games. When the lights went up there was that typical mood of joy that follows watching a great flick. By the time we filed outside and made our way to the mini-van, however, reality set in. Now the 30-minute drive back to Nelson on slick mountain roads. It wasn’t only the rain that dampened the mood. The “this sucks” moment on the drive home was spurred by the reality of the situation. Instead of seeing an awesome movie in a historic theatre after a wonderful meal in my own hometown, we had just spent $200 in a neighbouring community and braved crappy roads to get there. The giddiness the kids in the backseats felt after experiencing the way Karen Bennett Operations Manager

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movies are supposed to be seen was great, but I didn’t want to tell them the next time they will get that experience will probably be six months or more down the road. Having a movie theatre in Nelson is vital on so many fronts. Culturally, economically, socially, overall happiness... the checklist is long. In a perfect world — in this almost perfect community — the projector at the Civic Theatre would continue to work its magic. Unfortunately, our imperfect world might have the last laugh. The latest effort to save the theatre is heartening, but the challenges are going to be huge. City council made the right decision to extend the time frame. The you-don’t-know-what-you-haveuntil-it’s-gone mentality has set in amongst theatre advocates. Time will tell whether they can muster the right stuff to save it. It won’t be easy. Times are changing when it comes to entertainment options, but other communities like Salmon Arm have shown a theatre in a small community can work. That said, those hoping to save the Civic Theatre will need a small miracle like something out of a Hollywood script. If the theatre is to be saved, it must be done without taxpayer support. Though the Downtown Athletic Club proposal appeals to a much smaller demographic, they are not asking for public dollars. During a time when council is cash-strapped and struggling to maintain current service levels, opening the purse strings for a movie theatre does not seem likely. The non-profit route is the most plausible way to keep movies in that facility. If that’s the case, the public must support the theatre by opening their wallets. The climax of this drama approaches. We’re all sitting at the edge of our seats, but in the end it will be you who writes the denouement. Bob Hall is the editor at the Star. Email him at Follow him on Twitter @bobbyhall10

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Letters to the Editor

Serving Nelson & Area Since 1987.

How about a regional approach? Regarding the fate of the Nelson Civic theatre, blaming Netflix or home theatre systems for the lack of attendance at our once operational movie theatre seems to be an attempt to justify an unpopular decision. The movie goers did not drop off. More to the point, they were dropping out of the dilapidated seats or tripping down the unlit steps. The theatre was allowed to deteriorate and despite that the lady who ran it for many years and put up with the poor conditions still managed to bring in the top movies as well as the special foreign films from time to time on Thursday nights until her lease ended. We have all heard what

happened when two gentlemen came forward with plans to renovate and reopen the theatre: they failed and we were left with an empty space and a ceiling of dangling wires.

“The movie goers did not drop off. More to the point, they were dropping out of the dilapidated seats or tripping down the unlit steps.� Until very recently little was being said to the public regarding the fate of Nelson’s theatre despite the rumours as far back as November 2011

HUGS. To my Grandpa for being my #1 hockey fan and for all the great hockey tips. HUGS. And a handshake to the Nelson Minor Hockey Association president for going the extra mile to ensure a place in NMH for a player with no team to play on in their own community. This player had a great season. Thank you. SLUGS. To the tourist who commented about the lady with the white coat and German shepherd dog who left the doggie bag on the hydro box. You said that left a really good impression of Nelson! What you didn’t see was I walked to the end of the street and on my way back I picked up my doggie bag and disposed of it. Don’t be too quick to judge Nelson and the people in it without seeing the whole picture. I can assure you I am a responsible dog owner. SLUGS. To the unaware pedestrians that ignore the crossing lights downtown. Although I agree the people come ďŹ rst, the lights are there for a reason. I see people walking without looking, stopping in the middle of the crosswalk to chat and walking against the crossing light with their children! Overall, I just don’t want to hit you! What is up with this strange phenomenon! Please try to be careful. The last thing anyone wants is for someone to get hurt. HUGS. Many, many large hugs to my wonderful teacher Cheryl Grant. She has helped me progress with education, and helping me get by in many hardships. I thank you with all of my heart.

about the squash group’s interest in the empty theatre. Now out of nowhere come the plans to convert it to squash courts and a climbing wall facility and the public is given less than a month to either come up with someone to partner with the city to repair and reopen the theatre or accept its loss, like it or not. Has anyone approached the Regional District of Central Kootenay for funding? The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary provided renovation funding to the Trail theatre in 2007 so why not Nelson in 2012? Don’t let this facility as a theatre go because once it is gone, it is gone for good! Sheila M. McCormack Nelson

SLUGS. To the City of Nelson for thinking of not opening the movie theatre. It’s tradition. Boo to you.

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SLUGS. To the person who stole my iPad from a Safeway shopping cart. You could always return it to the Safeway customer service. Thanks in advance. HUGS. To the Nelson Bantam Leafs hockey team. What a great group of kids to be involved with. You are all turning into ďŹ ne young men and your parents should be proud of the way you represented your community and your family this season.

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Lower Fairview! This is a very cute, extremely well maintained, 1 1/2 story 3 bedroom home. Kitchen with eating bar and breakfast nook. Charming stone fireplace in the living room with stained glass windows above. The upstairs has the 3rd bedroom and large play room. The full basement is finished with an outside entrance. Two cozy covered decks. You can walk everywhere from this location.

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HUGS. To all the drivers who give you a little extra room when running or biking along the highway, thank you, it’s much appreciated!

HUGS. To the generously sweet man who bought my coffee and scone at Oso on Friday, March 30 when my Interac card didn’t work!! I didn’t see your face but I felt the warmth of your kindness! Thank you! I will pay it forward! Nelson... it puts a spell on you!


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SLUGS. Big noisy slugs to those who sing, and ooohm, an caterwaul in the steamroom and sauna at our local pool! Do it at home, not a public pool!

HUGS. To the wonderful Robin who has been giving us the sweetest pleasure of watching her all week build the most delightful dry ower arrangement for the arrival of her babies! Well done, you chose a tricky little place, but you did it!

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Thank you for the generous support of the many businesses who contributed to the Nelson Rhythm Ropers, seventh annual fundraiser, “Name That Tune” Spaghetti Dinner! Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill Brent and Tanya, and staff

Shalimar Health Spa Ric’s Lounge & Grill

Sage Tapas & Wine Bar Prestige Lakeside Resort and Convention Centre

Oso Negro Selkirk College Purdy’s Fine Chocoloates

Wedgewood Manor Country Inn, Crawford Bay, BC Art of Brewing

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The Bridge A big thank you to Elliot for being our MC, getting the crowd going and keeping the crowd there! Nelson Rhythm Roper Parents who came out to help and support us. All the people who came and had a good time. Thanks a million, we couldn’t have done it without you! See you next year!

Nelson Star Carrier of the Month Triona & Kiera Simpson

Congratulations to Triona & Kiera, our Nelson Star Carrier of the Month for February! Tell us a little bit about yourself: From Triona: “I am in grade five at Hume School. In my spare time I like reading, biking, taking care of my horse and helping at my church. The paper route gives me exercise and money to save for special things like my new mountain bike!” From Kiera: “I am in grade two at Hume School and I like to play on the Wii, take care of my hamster, help out at church and help with the cats at the Nelson SPCA. I like spending time with my sister and my Dad and Mom when we do the paper route together.” Triona & Kiera will receive gift certificates from Canadian 2 for 1 Pizza.

Congratulations Triona & Kiera!



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Letters to the Editor

Unregulated capitalism the problem Re: “The real problem,” Letters, March 23 Roger Pratt mentioned too much borrowing and spending as the primary causes of financial crises in a number of countries. He made the case that the level of workers’ benefits and salaries are currently unaffordable, along with welfare, daycare and help on paying for pharmaceuticals. Finally, he urges students to discover that socialist countries like Cuba and Venezuela have more crime and pollution problems than capitalist countries do. Mr. Pratt’s comparison of socialist vs. capitalist countries assumes a level playing field where there isn’t one. Since 1959, the US has been doing its level best to destroy the economy of Cuba, and due to its proximity and power it is a wonder it didn’t succeed. Similarly, since 1999 when Chavez took over, the US economic jackals

have been trying to bring about coups and economic disruption in Venezuela.

“Government officials who are supposed to regulate the activities of corporations often become more like their helpers...” The US was in credit during the Bill Clinton administration. George W. Bush’s two big tax cuts for the very rich, lowering corporate taxes, plus several current wars of aggression are principal causes of the US economic disaster. We must add on to that the amazing stupidity of repealing the Glass-Steagall Act and other financial regulatory laws which brought about the world wide financial crash of 2008. This was compounded

by the policy of bailing out “too big to fail” banks (having passed laws that allowed them to become too big) with trillions of taxpayers’ money, giving little or no relief to parties who had been hurt by the banks’ intransigence and downright fraud. In Canada there would be enough money to go around if we seriously closed tax loopholes and increased taxes on the uber-rich and the corporations. There would be enough money if Stephen Harper stopped building prisons when the crime rate is at its lowest for decades. If the Canadian government defence forces were used for just that, defence, we would save billions on high tech fighter planes to bomb other countries. Apparently Harper now wants a Canadian military base in Japan; that’s not defence. The reason why all this money is spent in a way that is not for the common

Canada is falling apart Open letter to Premier Christy Clark: Remember: “O Canada! Our home and native land! “O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.” Our national anthem should be changed in: “O Canada we are falling apart…” I am very disappointed with my country. To develop the Jumbo Valley is a disaster for the Kootenays and the world. It’s time to stop corporations from wrecking our precious Jumbo Valley. Jumbo Valley is public land that must be managed for the public trust. Canadian people

should have a say in what is being done for Jumbo Valley. Instead of allowing industrial development to go ahead just because it can, the Canadian people should be taking charge. The people should decide where to develop, at what pace, at what cost to the environment and for whose benefit the development will occur. What happened to the democratic process? The integrity of ecosystems comes first and foremost. Any economic activity can only be sustained by healthy functioning eco systems. Karin Leja Winlaw

Bird fever serious threat There is presently a bird fever epidemic in Nelson and apparently Winlaw that is making our birds and outdoor cats very sick. My cat was very ill with salmonella poisoning last week and according to my veterinarian (Selkirk) there have been numerous cases daily. They would like to see all bird feeders temporarily taken down and or cleaned to rectify this problem.

It is awful to see the unnecessary death of so many birds and the illness of so many outdoor cats (not to mention the hefty vet bill associated). The Nelson area public needs to become educated and made aware of this high risk situation to not only save our birds, but to keep pet felines indoors until it is safe to allow them outside. Cyndi Christal Nelson

good boils down to the pathological greed of a very few, and how the system has been rigged such that they get their own way. Corporations help write the laws that give them tax loopholes and lowered taxes when they are pulling in record profits. Their men advise government, or take government positions, and then return to their parent company and rich rewards. When politicians retire, they often join big corporations as directors when favours done are returned. Government officials who are supposed to regulate the activities of corporations often become more like their helpers, and join them when the time is right. Capitalism in the 21st century has become predatory, crony, fraudulent and highly destructive. It is intermingled with government in a way that fits the definition of fascism. Keith Newberry Slocan

Let’s focus on the real solution

Re: “The real problem,” Letters, March 23, addressing teachers and unions The question is not socialism or capitalism, which is best? Both ideologies have examples of how things can go terribly wrong for many, many people when taken to the extreme. No system, no government, no ideology is going to succeed in the long term if it is motivated by greed, by an economic dynamic that aims for imbalance in gain and loss. As long as profit (or surplus) is the only bottom line, the quality of our lives and the lives of our children and grandchildren will be negatively impacted by the very imbalance we wish to perpetuate. I do believe in healthy competition as a means for challenging the individual and for increasing public wealth (knowledge, expertise) and the quality of everyone’s lives. We need, as a society, to live by a new model of sustainability — the triple bottom line: with consideration to profits, people and place (environment). We need to stop taking and grasping for more when we know, with every fibre of our being that that means someone has less. Imagine a life where we all look out for each other. Imagine waking up every morning with a personal goal to make sure that nobody else has less than you. Imagine a world where everybody wakes up knowing that there is enough. Janet Stephenson Nelson

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Letters to the Editor

Other movie options Doesn’t matter who runs the show I have been following the Civic Theatre debate with interest. There is no question that Nelson is a lesser community without our beloved theatre, warts and all; however, no amount of hand wringing or finger pointing is going to change the harsh reality that a single screen theatre running first run movies is not economically viable in today’s world of multiplexes, DVD rentals, and on-line offerings (both legal and illegal). The movie studios control every aspect of film distribution and a single screen operator just cannot put enough bums in its seats to generate a profit. I am aware of a number of groups who have gone down the well worn path trying to figure out a way to bring the Civic back to life, and every time they arrive at the same conclusion — it cannot be done. I wish it were different but that is how it is. I would like to remind everyone that we are very fortunate here in Nelson. Fortunate in that we have Reo’s Videos which offers one of the finest and broadest film collections in North

America. There are films for every age and taste which provide a very affordable entertainment experience. Reo’s staff are knowledgeable and helpful and can assist you in choosing the best movie for your individual mood and circumstance. And, if you feel like a movie night out, Reo’s offers its own private theatre upstairs. The theatre comes equipped with 12 seats, an HD projector, 100” screen, full surround sound, a kitchen and private washroom facilities. Why drive all the way to Castlegar when you can enjoy a night out right here in Nelson for a fraction of the cost? Turn your night into an event for your film club, book club, guys’ night, girls’ night, birthday party, gaming night, favourite sport or payper-view event by hosting them at Reo’s upstairs screening room. You’ll quickly forget about the Civic Theatre as our seats are comfy, the sound is superb and there is no tear in the big screen. Paul Osak Reo’s Videos

When the Socreds left office in 1991 the total provincial debt was $19 billion. A decade later under the NDP it had doubled to $38 billion and this year Liberal Finance Minister Kevin Falcon is projecting that it will reach $62.7 billion by 2013-14. It has not mattered whether it was an NDP or Liberal government in power in this province; since 1991 the increase in public debt has averaged $1.9 billion a year.

In effect the public debt has grown at a rate of 15 per cent per year, far above any expansion of the economy or the rate of inflation. What’s the point of cutting personal and corporate income taxes, as both the NDP and Liberals have done in this province, if we have had to borrow an average of $1.9 billion per year to pay for those tax cuts? Further, sooner rather than later, the cost of borrowing

that $62.7 billion is going to cost us, the taxpayers, a lot more than the $19 billion debt left by the Socreds. In politics, if you think something is too good to be true, then it usually is. Just like you cannot let the social fabric of a society or the environment that surrounds us unravel, so too can you not be fiscally irresponsible in government. Andy Shadrack Kaslo

Keep theatre opened

Shopping local worth it

I have been going to the Civic Theatre since I was five years old. The first movies I remember watching there was E.T., Aristocats, and Lady and the Tramp. Growing up in Kaslo, an hour away, we drove in to go to the Civic Theatre as Kaslo does not have one. Driving the hour and a half to go to the Castlegar theatre is not always doable for seniors or other such people. I would love to see the Civic Theatre open up again. It would be great to see Kaslo end up with a movie theatre too. Melanie MacMillan Kaslo

Re: Local shopping In my favourite bookstore I am greeted by a gregarious, knowledgeable employee that I can’t find elsewhere but in my town. At my favourite dress shop, staff knows my lifestyle, size and colour preference. When I arrive at my favourite eatery, my latte is begun with a smile. I can slake my

thirst for movies and entertainment in the downtown as well — in my town. In short, I shop locally because I’m valued. Whenever donations are asked for by groups doing fundraisers, our local merchants are always generous. They support us, let’s support them. Carol Allan Nelson




SYMPHONY OF THE KOOTENAYS APRIL 21ST & KOREEN KOWALEC (piano) 8:00 PM PUBLIC INPUT MEETING Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs Project applicants for Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs are presenting their proposals to the public on the following dates: AREA




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April 16, 7:00 p.m. Gray Creek Hall April 16, 7:00 p.m. Creston Airport, Emergency Response Building C April 16, 7:00 p.m. West Creston Millennium Hall D & Kaslo April 17, 7:00 p.m. JV Humphries Lighthouse Theatre D Affected April 16, 7:00 p.m. Lardeau Valley Hall E April 14, 1:00 p.m. Nelson Rod & Gun Club, Mickey McEwan Hall F April 12, 6:00 p.m. RDCK Board Room G & Salmo March 26, 7:00 p.m.Salmo Valley Youth and Community Centre H April 14, 1-3:00 p.m. Winlaw Community Hall I April 10, 7:00 p.m. Tarry’s Hall J April 16, 6:00 p.m. Castlegar & District Community Complex K & Nakusp April 18, 7:00 p.m. Nakusp Public Library Advanced Poll April 22, 12 noon Nakusp Arena Arrow Park April 11, 2:00 p.m. Rock Island Resort, 3866 Rock Is. Rd. East Arrow Park Bayview April 22, 12 noon Nakusp Arena Burton April 13, 6:00 p.m. Burton Community Hall April 14, 10:00 a.m. Edgewood April 16, 7:00 p.m. Legion Hall Fauquier April 2, 7:00 p.m. Fauquier Hall Castlegar April 23, 6:00 p.m. Council Chambers Creston April 10, 4:00 p.m. Creston Town Hall, Council Chambers Nelson April 10, 5:00 p.m. Nelson City Council New Denver April 16, 7:00 p.m. New Denver Council Chambers Silverton April 12, 7:00 p.m. Silverton Memorial Hall Slocan April 10, 5:00 p.m. Slocan Council Chambers Administered and Managed by: Regional District of Central Kootenay Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson BC V1L 5R4 Ph: 250.352.6665 Fax: 250.352.9300


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The ever popular Symphony of the Kootenays, comprised of musicians from the East and West Kootenays and Alberta, returns to Nelson once again to thrill our audience with their wonderful sound. Under the direction of conductor Bruce Dunn, their concert program will include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8, and Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1 in which the orchestra will be joined by American pianist Koreen Kowalec. Koreen, a mother of six and a skilled recitalist, has performed both solo and chamber music throughout Europe and North America.

Students from schools participating in the NOCS School Outreach Program are granted free admission.

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The 2012 nominees for One Book, One Kootenay are Yes Sister, No Sister by Jennifer Craig, The Third Crop: A personal and historical journey into the photo albums and shoeboxes of the Slocan Valley 1800s to early 1940s by Rita Moir, and Boundary Country by Tom Wayman. Join the shortlist authors for a reading on Friday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson Library. For more go to Seniors have the right to live in dignity free from abuse, neglect or exploitation. If you have questions or concerns for yourself or an other senior please contact us at The Nelson and Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resource Centre. Wednesdays from 12 to 2 p.m. at 719 Vernon Street or phone 250-3526000 or read more about us and email us via

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trunk, pulled me close and stared me in the eye,” says Goering. “It was a magical moment. An epiphany.” Over the past year alone, Hidden Places has committed $10,000 to an array of grassroots elephant projects that Goering and Maria Coffey have personally evaluated in Laos, Thailand and Kenya. Their new AntiPoaching Project is funding patrols in the Kirisia Hills of Northern Kenya where the killing of elephants for ivory is rampant. They raise funds through their presentations and the 2 per cent for Elephants Program whereby 2 per cent of the price of every Hidden Places trip goes to elephant conservation. Please join Dag and Maria for an evening of elephants and adventure. Admission is by donation. For more information email

Play Scrabble every Sunday afternoon at Waits News. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon, practice your Scrabble skills and even take home a win. The Friends of the Nelson Library are now collecting donations of your gently used books for the spring book sale. Donations gratefully accepted until Friday April 20, 2012. Please no magazines, encyclopedias, dated travel and computer books, or Reader’s Digest Condensed Books The Chamber of Mines of Eastern BC will hold an Introduction to Prospecting course from April 23 to 29, Monday to Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a full day review on the April 28 and field trip on April 29. Cost of $250 includes textbook and supplies. Visit 215 Hall Street weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or call 250-352-5242 to reserve. All seniors welcome to a potluck luncheon to be held at the Senior Citizens’ Association Branch No. 51, located at 717 Vernon Street. Luncheon begins at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27. For further information, call 250352-7078 weekday afternoons.

Community First Health Co-op education series begins on Wednesday, April 11 from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Community First Health Coop building at 518 Lake Street. Dr. Joel Kailia will present on Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain - Risks vs. Benefits.


The L.V. Rogers Grad Talent Show Stairway to Heaven, takes place Thursday, April 12 at the Capitol Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 students; $10 regular. Enjoy a great night of LVR students strutting their talent across the Capitol Theatre stage. There will be a raffle and 50/50 draw plus lots more. Tickets are available at the Capitol Theatre box office, 250-3526363 or online at Come out and support your grads.

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. Scottish Country Dancing every Monday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Central School gym at 811 Stanley Street (use Mill Street entrance). Beginners welcome. For more information contact Kathy at 250-359-7545, June at 250352-1836, or Beverly at 250-352-7850.

Play bingo at the Eagles Hall at 641 Baker Street in Nelson every Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds go to local organizations. The Kootenay Lake Hospital Auxiliary bake sale and cake raffle is Friday, April 13 at the hospital gift shop from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. Items for sale include: Breads, pies, cakes, cookies, candies, pizelles and much more. Donations are welcome. We would be grateful for the donation of baked goods to add to the sale....just bring to the hospital gift shop on Friday prior to 10:30 a.m. All proceeds go for the purchase of equipment for the hospital.

SelfDesign High posts a multi-media presentation: Elephants and Other Adventures. A small travel company helps protect big animals on Friday, April 13. A close encounter with a full-grown elephant changed the life of Dag Goering, veterinarian, photographer and founder of Hidden Places Travel. While working as a volunteer vet in India, he was examining a baby elephant. “Its mother suddenly grabbed me with her


Dag Goering

Mars and Saturn are all visible in the night sky. Come to Taghum Hall’s Starry Night astronomy program and we will show you these planets as well as starclusters, galaxies and binary stars through two astronomy telescopes. Dates are: Saturday April 14, Friday, April 20 and we will be viewing the first quarter moon April 28, International Astronomy Day. All programs are weather permitting. For more information contact Wayne Holmes at 354-1586 or email .

The Cascadia Green Building Council Kootenay/Rockies branch presents a woodchip clay wall systems and natural plaster seminar on Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. Learn about these inexpensive and beautiful, insulative wall systems and finishing techniques that use local, waste materials. The seminar will be held at the Seed Studio above Reo’s. Admission is $5, free for members. To register or for information please contact or 250-354-3116. Save the date for our upcoming seminar - Vegetated green roofs, May 16. If you have an event or announcement you’d like to put in the Star, email with a short write-up in sentence form including date, time, location and contact information if needed. Listings may be edited as needed. Events can also be submitted and posted on our new online calendar on

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Arts Captiol Theatre Season Series Presents Bob Wiseman

Wiseman spreads wisdom


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Actionable recounts Bob Wiseman’s struggles within the music industry after quitting Canadian folk rock institution Blue Rodeo and trying to establish a solo career. The show features Wiseman’s trademark quirky songs on accordion, guitar and keyboard, as well as his stories using Super 8 film, video projection and PowerPoint. Wiseman is in Nelson on April 13 as part of the Capitol Theatre season series. The show starts at 8 p.m. Those familiar with Wiseman songs such as “My Cousin Dave” (lambasting David Geffen) or “Have a Nice Day” (an attack on right-wing Canadian lawyer Doug Christie) will be happy to note that Actionable includes not only the full stories behind these songs, but also tales involving legal run-ins with Prince, Warner Music and Pepsi. A founding member of Blue Rodeo, Wiseman has enjoyed a modestly successful solo career since leaving the band after their 1992 album, Lost Together. He has also produced the likes of Ron Sexsmith, Lowest of the Low and Bruce McCullough of Kids in the Hall.

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Canadian musician Bob Wiseman is coming to Nelson next Friday with his critically acclaimed show Actionable.

Wiseman, who lives in Toronto, has won several Junos and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from CBC Radio 3 in 2008. Actionable has been garnering rave reviews for previous performances and even Talking Head’s main man David Byrne has been

singing Wiseman accolades, calling the show “as real as life and death and sometimes funny, too,” Tickets are $20 adult and $16 for full-time students and are available at the Capitol Box Office. Charge by phone 250-352-6363 and online

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The best musicians and theatre arts performers are putting their talent on display as the Kootenay Festival of the Arts continues in Nelson next week. “The Kootenays have got talent,” said Bruce Hunter with the festival. “We’ve been going since 1930 and this is the way Canada’s talent is discovered and mentored.” The Kootenay Music Festival began with representatives of the Trail Veteran’s Orchestra and the Nelson Symphony Orchestra setting up a joint committee to plan for a Kootenay-wide festival in the spring of 1930. “We are one of 34 festivals in British Columbia and it’s noncompetitive,” said Hunter. The very first Kootenay Music Festival was held on May 29 and 30, 1930 in Nelson’s venerable old Opera House. Shortly after, on July 17, 1930, the Nelson Musical Festival Association was incorporated under

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the Societies Act as the governing body of the annual Nelson Music Festival, or Festival of the Arts as it is referred to today. Hunter said the festival is really a jumping off point for students and teachers to not only get feedback about their performances but to go on to provincial and national festivals. “Some of the kids are chosen by the adjudicators — we have four adjudicators who are part of a pool of adjudicators used by those festivals — to go to the provincial festival and sometimes we subsidize them if we can if we’ve been able to earn enough money locally,” he said. Many of the students who participate in the Festival of the Arts are taught by private instructors. “With the private teachers — and this is a public school teacher talking — that’s where you get the focused attention on improving your skills so that you can get out there and market them,” said Hunter. Story continues to Page 13

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Arts New Elephant Mountain Literary Festival Slated for July

Literary festival taking shape



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Nelson’s newest summer festival will bring four prize-winning Canadian authors to the area, including Canada’s poet laureate Fred Wah giving his first hometown reading since being named to his new post. The Elephant Mountain Literary Festival is slated for July 12-15. It will also present representatives of Canadian literary publishers, plus celebrate West Kootenay authors at a BC winetasting event and a literary cabaret. In conjunction with the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, Okanagan College and Selkirk College will offer writing-related credit courses at Selkirk College’s Tenth Street campus. Okanagan College will present a course in professional editing, and a course familiarizing creative writers and readers with the changes in poetry and prose since the early 20th Century. Selkirk College’s July course will be announced shortly. The festival will open with a gala wine-tasting event on July 12. Jon Langille of Nelson’s wine shop BC Wineguys will match six BC wines with the writings of six local authors, who will give short readings. July 13 features an evening literary cabaret with Calgary spoken word guru Sheri-D Wilson as well as local spoken word artists and musicians. Wilson will offer a morning workshop on July 14. Panels during the day of July 14 will offer insight into contemporary literary publishing, and into ways of foregrounding the local in Canadian writing.

July 14 will conclude with a gala reading featuring new national poet laureate Wah, Canada Reads finalist and Governor-General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction winner John Vaillant, and Giller and Man Booker Prize nominee and Commonwealth Best Book Award winner novelist Lisa Moore. “July may seem a long way away when we’re just emerging from winter,” said Elephant Mountain Literary Festival committee member Tom Wayman. “But an important part of the festival is the accompanying credit courses, whose registration deadline is May 31.” The courses will run July 9 to 20; the intensive half-day sessions offer a full term’s worth of work over two weeks.

Besides showcasing literary and publishing talent, the festival committee wanted to see more credit education in writing available in Nelson, Wayman said. “When Selkirk College offered its writing course in Nelson this winter, the first such credit course in a decade, the class filled right up and had a wait-list,” Wayman said. “The July courses also have limited enrollment, so we think it’s important that interested people enroll as soon as possible. Some Okanagan College students have already signed up and we’ll be publicizing the Festival and its courses beyond the local area.” Full details on festival events and registration information for the credit courses are available on the festival website,

Continued from Page 12 Last week there were more than 100 students from the Kootenays to the Okanagan to Spokane performing in dance at the Capitol Theatre. A selection of those dancers were

chosen to perform at the dance gala. “That was well attended and well received,” said Hunter. “Next week it’s all the others — strings, piano, vocals and speech arts — and they are happening at three churches and they all

culminate for the gala on Saturday, April 13 at the Capitol Theatre.” For a full schedule of events taking place next week and more history on the festival head to their website at

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At work in the meeting space provided by Touchstones Nelson are Elephant Mountain Literary Festival committee members (from left) Lynn Krauss, Shannon Griffin-Merth, Tom Wayman, Verna Relkoff, Margaret Parker.

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It’s a love affair that first began in the south of France, but it’s a romance of a different kind. The romance is Virginie Baysse’s passion for photography that first began on that Mediterranean shore. Since then, the Nelson photographer’s work has exhibited in France, Montreal, and the Kootenays. Her series Les baleines des Escoumins is on display at the Nelson Public Library through April and May. “In this magic place of the north coast of Québec, on the Saint-Laurent River, whales such

gratory journey for thousands of years,” says Baysse. Baysse’s photographic eye captures the subtle shapes and colours in tidal pools and rock formations that pay homage to these awe-inspiring marine mammals. The magic is reflected in a series of photographic landscape images that honour the impressions left by their passage. Baysse was educated in France in psychology and education and has since embraced studies in visual arts, art therapy, and other Virginie Baysse’s series Les baleines des Es- disciplines in Quécoumins is showing at the Nelson Library from bec. She sees phonow until the end of May. tography as a way to explore and share the as Minkes, Fins, and been caressing the earth’s stories. Humpbacks have shore on their mi-

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Registrations are currently being accepted for artists/venues in the Columbia Basin to participate in the Columbia Basin Culture Tour. The tour is a two-day celebration of culture taking place August 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tour is a self-guided showcase of local arts, culture and heritage offered at no charge to the general public.

Full colour tour directories will be available free of charge to the public as a guide to visit your studio, exhibition, museum, art gallery, cultural center or heritage site throughout the Columbia Basin during this special weekend event. And yes, “artists” includes visual, written, performing, media and inter-arts. Visitors love this event and are anticipating this fourth year. Participating as a venue allows you to connect with

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locals, develop a wider audience, educate the public about what you do, market your activities, and attract visitors to your community. For information or to register visit The tour is a project of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance and is funded by Columbia Basin Trust which delivers social, economic and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin.

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News Two Mishaps in One Week for CP Rail

Crews continue to clean up derailment damage SAMUEL DOBRIN Nelson Star Reporter

The two train derailments that occurred earlier this week are well under control as crews work to repair the damage done. “The Corra Linn Dam derailment cleanup is progressing well,” said Ed Greenberg of Canadian Pacific. “The four locomotives and eight railcars that did derail, but remained upright, have been moved away and our crews are now rebuilding the track.” As the second of two derailments in the area, the cause of the incident is still unknown. The first incident that sent an excavator into Kootenay Lake was caused by a rockslide. Those train cars involved have since been removed, but crews are still at work trying to extract the submerged excavator from the water. “We’re finalizing plans to make sure we have the necessary

It was deja vu on the tracks near the Corra Linn Dam on Tuesday as a train went off the rails (right). It wasn’t the first time the section of track has caused problems. Nelson Star reader Terry Thompson sent in the photo (above) of a similar mess that occurred in September of 1936 in almost the exact location.

staffing resources and equipment in place,” said Greenberg, adding that they should have a better idea of what will be taking place sometime next week. “We’re still monitoring the machine and there appears to be no leaks taking place from

it. We do have containment booms in place as a precautionary measure, but at this time it’s not impacting the lake that we can tell,” he said. Greenberg said that once the repairs have been made to the damaged track near the Corra

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Linn Dam and the inspections have been made they will be in a position to open the line. This was expected to occur Thursday evening (past Star deadline.) “Certainly our priority is to ensure that the necessary processes and procedures are followed before we open any line,”

said Greenberg. “We’ve started and investigation into the cause of the Corra Linn derailment and we will be doing a complete and thorough review of what occurred with that incident to ensure that we know not only what the cause was but what lead to the cause.”

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Nature’s Classroom Option Open for Students Imagine studying geography by climbing to the top of a 10,000 foot peak. A Phys Ed class that involves 2,000 vertical feet of backcountry skiing. Studying the local history by freeride biking on an old miner’s trail. Or a home economics course that includes meal planning, food purchasing and then cooking on a cook stove in the outdoors. Since 1994 the Valhalla Wilderness Program at W. E. Graham Community School in Slocan has provided a unique, year long, educational experience for 14 Grade 9/10 students. As well as maintaining academic excellence in the provincial Grade 9/10 curricula, the students develop skills in leadership, group communication and co-operation. The program consists of 25-30 day-trips as well as six four-day out trips and the students receive Standard Enhanced First Aid certification and Avalanche AST 1 certification. For more information contact W. E. Graham community school at 355-2212. photo submitted

West Kootenay EcoSociety

Improved rideshare site up and running SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Road transportation is responsible for 46 per cent of the average Canadian’s greenhouse gas emissions. The average yearly cost of operating a vehicle can be as high as $8,600 a year or $23 a day. Traveling together and sharing the movement of goods not only saves money and is more environmentally sound, but can help your neighbors and possibly connect you with new friends. Kootenay Rideshare has become a community institution for informal

carpools and one-time trips. The program is administered by the West Kootenay EcoSociety as a means to reduce greenhouse gases and single passenger vehicle trips. With Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives grants from New Denver and Silverton, the North Slocan’s Healthy Community Society teamed up with the West Kootenay EcoSociety to enhance the Kootenay Rideshare website. The improvements have made the site more user friendly and it has some specific elements to help users who reside outside of Nel-

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son. New features include the transport of goods, maps, and a filter to eliminate inapplicable rides. It is no longer necessary to read through the long list of people going everywhere. “These improvements will make the site easier to use, and I hope they will help people find rides all over the region and the province,” said EcoSociety’s David Reid. “We are hoping for another round of improvements to improve access on the fly for smart phone users, and to promote the site so it sees even more use.” The site is at

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The Parkinson Society British Columbia wants to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease and its devastating effects on individuals and their families, as well as encourage the 11,000 British Columbians living with the disease to join the Parkinson’s Exercise Revolution. “Parkinson’s disease is caused by a lack of dopamine in the brain,” said Dr. Martin MacKeown, neurologist and researcher at the Pacific Parkinson’s Research, UBC. “Fortunately, besides taking medication, there are other ways one can naturally increase dopamine levels in the brain. Exercise is the best natural way to boost dopamine release, with several additional benefits to overall health. Individuals who run for fitness or recreation often report a sense of exhilaration, or ‘runner’s high’, that is produced by dopamine and other brain chemicals. However, research has shown that even mild physical activity, such as vigorously bending and straightening one’s elbow, can lead to increased brain dopamine.” Parkinson’s can strike anyone. There is no known cause and no cure. In the city of Nelson there is a very small support group made up with those with Parkinson’s and caregivers, usually a partner, husband or wife. They are hoping to increase their numbers as statistics indicate there are a number of people that could benefit by participating in the Nelson Parkinson’s Support Group. “The Parkinson’s Exercise Revolution is the theme for the society’s many initiatives this year,” said Diane Robinson, CEO. “One of these initiatives is a series of workshops on Parkinson’s specific exercises that will be delivered this fall by Dr. Farley who is known as the PD exercise guru in the US. She will demonstrate exercises to be incorporated into the daily routine of people with PD. Dr. Farley will also conduct a two-day training session for physiotherapists that will instruct them in the proper protocols and techniques for treatment of patients with PD. Parkinson’s disease is the second most common degenerative neurological disorder after Alzheimer’s. There is currently no known cure.

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News The Selkirk College Advantage

Giving students the tools MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

It has been 20 years since instructor in digital arts and new media Daryl Jolly entered the industry. It was an interest in film, art, design and what he calls “a little bit of luck along the way,” that drew him to the field. “I’ve been involved in film and television, commercial design and education for 20 years,” said Jolly. “There wasn’t much training available when I started in the industry. Digital art was just beginning to emerge as a profession. I, like others in this field in the early ‘90s were largely self taught, and also learned from each other.” Now Jolly, along with other instructors in the department, helps teach students a variety of skills from the creative to the technological so that they are better equipped to apply and get jobs after graduation. “I would say that uncertainty is by far the biggest challenge facing grads,” said Jolly. “Uncertainty about finding a job in their chosen field after graduation; uncertainty about their abilities. What they need to realize is

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Digital arts student at Selkirk College Mao Kitaoka works on Adele Hinkley photo stop animation.

that all the information that you and I consume (web, iPad apps, video, animation) has to be created by someone. By the time they graduate, they will have a broad skill set that will make them desirable employees.” Jolly said knowing that students are facing uncertainty, instructors help their classes maximize on the skills they have. “In this field, talent and efficiency are key,” he said. “Our role as instructors is to ensure that the student’s technical abilities match their creative talents. We work with students one-on-one, offering feedback and support. We demand a lot from

our students, because we want them to succeed.” Unlike bigger schools in Calgary and Vancouver, Jolly feels that the small class sizes offer an advantage to Selkirk students. “Because of small class sizes, we are able to work with students individually and focus on their strengths and goals,” he said. “We get to know our students well, and are personally invested in their success. Lower tuition fees are a big benefit as well.” Digital arts students will be showcasing the work they’ve done at their year end show titled Geekshow on Friday, April 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mary Hall.

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Continued from Page 1 The donation earned them a permanent place for the Shambhala name at the Selkirk Tenth Street Campus. “I’m just so touched and amazed,” said festival producer Zawaduk. “The sound quality is amazing. The lights are great. The quality of the performance was outstanding. I’m so pleased. It’s been a long time coming.” Zawaduk said they had been on tours through the

facility throughout the construction and it was great to see the evolution of the space. “It’s more difficult than you often think to pull off something of this calibre and they’ve done an amazing job,” said Zawaduk. “Good for Selkirk for putting such amazing effort behind their music students.” The siblings along with their parents Rick and Sue host the Shambhala Music

Festival at the family’s Salmo River Ranch in August. The festival has grown from 500 attendants in 1998 to 10,000 in 2011. “The community has helped us out so much and it has really been the arts and culture community that has helped us to our success and we really wanted to give back to an institution that is going to help foster the growth of more artists in this community so it seemed like a natural fit for us,” said Zawaduk. “With Shambhala Music Festival, we’ve always tried to encourage locals to come and play so there has always been then. To see all these bright, amazing, young kids who are going to go off and be famous.” For more pictures from the opening of the Shambhala Music and Performance Hall turn to page 10 of {vurb} in today’s second section.

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Common name: Witch Hazel Botanical Name: Hamamelis intermedia Witch Hazel is a large shrub that blooms in late winter or very early spring. In our nursery they often bloom in early February! Depending on the variety, they bloom with unique yellow, gold, orange or red flowers. As fall approaches , the dark green leaves turn yellow with hints of purple and red. Witch Hazels are outstanding landscape plants that grow in the sun or part shade and once established require little care to keep it healthy and beautiful – just give it plenty of room. Witch Hazels produce a delightful spicy scent and birds will love snacking on the seed. Witch Hazel may be called ‘hazel’ because the leaf shape resembles that of true hazels and ‘witch’ comes from the use of its branches for divining rods. A leaf and bark extract of the Witch Hazel is still used for its astringent and soothing properties.


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Jim Hiller Up for Coach of the Year Honours; Tri City One of the Post Season Favourites

Former Nelsonite making WHL impact BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

Jim Hiller’s coaching abilities are once again being recognized as amongst the best in hockey. The former Nelson resident and Nelson Minor Hockey graduate is a finalist for the Western Hockey League’s Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy. The award honours the outstanding record and contribution of Dunc McCallum while coaching the Brandon Wheat Kings from 1976-81. Currently Hiller and his Tri City Americans club are getting set to open the second round of the Western Conference playoffs where they will meet the Spokane Chiefs starting tonight at their home arena in southern Washington state. Hiller grew up in Nelson where he played minor hockey

Jim Hiller behind the bench with the Tri City Americans. His club takes on Spokane in round two of the WHL playoffs that begin John Allen photo on Friday.

until he was in midget. Hiller moved away in 1987 to play in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League with the Mel-

ville Millionaires. From there he went to play college hockey with Northern Michigan University where he

won an NCAA championship in 1991. During the championship season Hiller lead the Wildcats in scoring with 86 points while playing on a Kootenay line that included Dallas Drake (Rossland) and Scott Beattie (Kimberley). Nelson’s Morey Gare was also one of the assistant coaches on that team. Hiller was drafted in the 10th round of the 1989 NHL draft by the Los Angeles Kings. He eventually played 63 NHL games with the Kings, Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers, but it was in Europe where he found most of his professional success. Hiller played six seasons in Germany and Italy in the late-1990s, winning an Italian Championship with HC Milano in 2002. Hiller jumped from pro hockey right into coaching upon his return to Canada in 2002.

He was the assistant coach for Tri City for two seasons before moving onto a head coach role with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the BCHL in 2005-06 where he earned coach of the year honours. In 2006 Hiller returned to major junior with the Chilliwack Bruins where he coached for three seasons. In the 2009-10 season Hiller returned to Tri City as the head coach. In his first season he guided the Americans to the WHL championship where they lost in five games to the Calgary Hitmen. This season the Americans finished first in the Western Conference and second overall in the WHL. Hiller is up against the Regina Pats’ Pat Conacher for coach of the year honours. Conacher coached Nelson’s Dryden Hunt this past season.

Female Hockey Tournament in Nelson

Vernon Vixens take home Icebreaker championship SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Kelsey Kirkham led the Vernon Vixens in a 4-1 victory over the Spokane Stars in the Advanced Division of the 17th Annual Nelson International Icebreaker last weekend. Vanessa Vargas scored the lone goal for the Stars. The win iced the second consecutive Icebreaker crown for the Vernon squad. The host Nelson Blueliners took third place, ahead of the Kootenay Cougars and the Shuswap Storm. The Blueliners lost 4-3 to the Vernon squad earlier in the tourney. The game saw Nelson captain Loreli Dawson taking home MVP honours with a hat trick while Kirkham scored a goal and an assist in the lead up game. The Midway Black Betties won the Intermediate Division, followed by Creston Jets and then the two Nelson squads.


The Nelson Blueliners came up against a very difficult Vernon club in the round robin portion of the Icebreaker tournament last weekend. The local female team had to settle for third place. Samuel Dobrin photo

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Did you know? In the early days what is called soccer today was generally known as football. The ďŹ rst soccer game was played in Canada in Toronto, 1876. The ďŹ rst soccer/football book published in Canada was published in Toronto in 1879. Neat huh?

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Nelson Minor Hockey Wraps Up Season with Awards Nelson Minor Hockey held its annual awards banquet at Mary Hall on Tuesday night. The association handed out its three star awards to individual teams (top photo) and also awarded special trophies (bottom photo). The trophy winners included: Barry Pearce Memorial (atom player) Reece Hunt; John Reichardt Memorial (atom player) Aedan Osika; Todd Matheson Memorial (pee wee house player) Jaron Ivanisko; Walter Clarkson (pee wee house player) Emma Wheeldon; ProďŹ le Photographic (pee wee rep player) Avery Enns; Alf Baker (bantam house player) Spencer Szabo; Marc Severyn Memorial (bantam rep player) Austin Tambellini; Mike Laughton Sr. Memorial (bantam rep player) Nolan Percival; R.C. Wright Memorial (midget house player) Evan Eisnor; Brian Naka (midget rep) Sam Weber; Barry Geist Memorial (top goalie in Nelson Minor Hockey) Curt Doyle; Baker St. Esso (top female player) Shea Weighill; Jackson Hole Three “Aâ€? (academics, athletics, achievement) Blair Sookro (atom), Cody St. Thomas (pee wee), Braeden Zarikoff (bantam), Cam Olson (midget); Sarge Sammartino (top ofďŹ cials in Nelson Minor Hockey) Adam Twible (junior ofďŹ cial) and Paul Matusek (senior ofďŹ cial); Ted Hargreaves Excellence in Coaching (top coach in Nelson Minor Hockey) Brian Jones (pee wee rep); Robert Jeffs Award (top volunteer in Nelson Minor Hockey) Jeanne Podgorenko. Bob Hall photos

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Obituaries & Memorials Forever in our hearts and our memories 21

The Hope of Spring Rev. Scott Simpson • First Baptist Church, Nelson Darks skies, persistent rain and heavy snow are hardly the anticipated signs of Spring! And today my heart reflects the weight of the elements as I ponder the world headlines: “Senseless School Shootings”; “Texas Tornadoes”; “Syrians Clash During Ceasefire”. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the darkness; and tempting to assign blame in order to make sense of the senseless. In these moments, from weather to warfare, God often bears the brunt of our frustration. So, where is God in the darkness? I suppose if I had my way I would choose to be rescued from all pain and sorrow and struggle. It seems to me that if God is powerful and compassionate then we should expect God to intervene on our behalf as any good parent would want to do for their children. Yet, even with my own daughters, I realize that there are times when intervention is not the best approach. Bubble wrapping my children is not the solution. It would smother them. Love calls forth a different, more difficult, response. Love’s vocation is to be present in, and even share the pain of others. Good Friday, and the cross Your Pastors: of Jesus, reminds us that Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows God shares our sorrow and (New to Nelson) St. Saviour's ProCathedral is present in our suffering. Ward & Silica, Nelson 250 551 4986 601 Vernon Street (Middle Level) Family Service & Eucharist The letter to the Hebrews Sunday 10:30 AM declares that ‘we see Jesus . . . St. Matthew's now crowned with glory and Village Road, South Slocan honor because he suffered Sunday 9:30 AM (No service third Sunday) Office: 8am - 1pm Tue - Fri death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death 250.352.5711 St. Michael & All Angels Busk Road Balfour for everyone’. God does not Cathedral of Mary Immaculate Sunday 11 AM keep his distance from our Good Friday Liturgy April 6th 3:00 pm struggles. God does not Easter Vigil Saturday April 7th 8:00 pm turn from our darkness. Easter Sunday Masses 8:30 am & 10:30 am The loving response of Evangelical God in Jesus is to enter our Sacred Heart, Kaslo suffering. Holy Thursday Mass How does this help us? Loving Jesus, Loving People, April 5th 4:00 pm Transforming Lives Henri Nouwen, known Good Friday Liturgy in Canada for his service April 6th 3:00 pm • in Jean Vanier’s L’Arche Easter Sunday Mass 702 Stanley St. • 352.9613 Community, makes an April 8th 10:00 am Sundays at 10:00 am Pastor Arden Gustafson interesting observation Sacred Heart, Proctor Pastor Chris Wiens regarding true friendship Easter Sunday Mass in his book, The Road to April 8th 1:00 pm • Daybreak: 7741 Upper Balfour Rd. • 229.2301 “When we honestly ask Sundays at 9:30 am Pastor Jason Ashley ourselves which person in • our lives mean the most to us, we often find that • it is those who, instead of 2840 Eden Rd. • 359.5065 giving advice, solutions, or Sundays at 10:00 am Sunday Worship Gathering: 10:00 am Pastor Jesse Lerch cures, have chosen rather Nelson Minister David Boyd to share our pain and touch United Easter Sunday Church our wounds with a warm Service of Holy Communionn and tender hand. The friend 8:30 am Pot-luck breakfast who can be silent with us before the service Sunday School (Ages 4 and up) in a moment of despair or Nursery Room Available confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief 602 Silica Street, Nelson BC V1LL 4N1 and bereavement, who can Ph: 250.352.2822 • dh h tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.” In this same way, Jesus First Parenting Course Begins Baptist 905 Gordon Rd calls us to friendship with Church April 16th (IHA Bldg., back door) God through the cross. Despite the darkness, the 611 Fifth Street 250-352-3212 hope of Spring remains Sunday Worship at 10:00 am in my heart and the signs Pastor Scott Simpson 812 Stanley St., Nelson, V1L 1N7 of new life are emerging all around. Just as winter precedes the Spring, so the road to daybreak includes Easter Sunday Schedule suffering. In Jesus, we can $)ULHQGO\%LEOH x Good Friday - Worship Night– find a companion for this 7pm– Eleos (711-10st) &HQWUH&KXUFK journey and by his example x Easter Service -Lakeside park at 8:00 am. Speaker Pastor Rob we can provide hope and Rolleman and worship Bethel Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am beauty to others who face Church Sermon title: darkness. x Easter Brunch - 8:45 Jim Reimer

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ROBERTSON, Lloyd Alexander September 19, 1941 to March 19, 2012 Passed away peacefully in Edmonton on March 19, 2012, after a brief battle with cancer and surrounded by loving family. He is survived by his mother Elsie, brother Bill (Gerry), sister Joy (Brian), children Traci (Greg), Kim (Dave), Cam (Tara), Scott (Amie), Shawn (Michelle), 11 grandchildren and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and a nephew. A celebration of his life will be held in Nelson, BC on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Lakeside Park from 1pm to 3pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Gently, on March 29, 2012, Isabel Butler slipped away and came to the end of a long and full life. Born in Nelson on September 5, 1921, Isabel spent her entire life in her beloved Kootenays. In 1904, her father William (Tim) Lane and paternal grandparents left England and settled in Nelson. Her mother, Mabel Margaret Wilson, also from England, arrived in Nelson a few years later. In 1914 Tim and Mabel were married in Nelson and in 1917 they moved to Ainsworth, spending their first seven years in a rustic cabin on the beach, from which they operated their livery stable business. A few years after Isabel was born, her parents moved to their permanent ranch home on a bench above Ainsworth, which was known as the“Good Luck Claim”. The Lane ranch, cut out of virgin wilderness, was complete with flower gardens, orchards, hay fields, a dairy herd, and market garden, which augmented the family’s dwindling cartage business. For a time during the depression, the Lane family operated the Silver Ledge Hotel in Ainsworth, where Isabel claimed she learned to be the fabulous pie maker she became. In 1941, Isabel married Walter Butler, whose family had settled in Kaslo in 1900. Like her own family, Walt’s family were dedicated gardeners, and Walter and Isabel created beautiful gardens together, even in the inhospitable landscape of Zincton, where the family lived for 10 years while Walt was the mine assayer and Isabel had her first four children, Barry, Janice, Marguerite and Carol. The family moved to Kaslo in 1952, to a property across the lane from Walter’s family home, where Isabel had two more children, Paula and Dean. She also grew and preserved a huge fruit and vegetable garden and for many years won top honours in Kaslo flower shows. In later life Isabel worked in the Kaslo Post Office and became very active in community life. She served as an alderwoman on Kaslo Village Council for four years and as Mayor for another two, was a founder of the Kaslo home support services, and a key contributor to the efforts to restore the SS Moyie, serving as the Chair of the Moyie Restoration Committee over several years. During those busy years, Isabel also helped to launch the fundraising to build the Abby Manor and served as a local marriage commissioner, holding many happy weddings in her own home and garden. She loved and took much pride in her community, her family, her home and her fishing boat, in which she spent many hours on the lake she so loved. Isabel is survived by her loving sister Mabel Stainton of Nelson, daughters Janice, Carol and Paula, daughter-in-law Lesley and sons-in law Keith, Rick and Christian, grandchildren Michael, Rebecca, Theressa, Robert, Paul, Megan, Lise and Jennifer, and great grandchildren Jacob, Erika, Sofia, Brendan, Jasmine and tiny Estelle, whose proud parents Paul and Josh had hoped to introduce to great-grandmother Isabel this spring. Over many years, Isabel’s life was enriched by a large extended family, and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Her family is deeply grateful for the compassionate care she received in her final years from home support workers and staff at the Victorian Primary Health Centre. A memorial service and celebration of Isabel’s life will be held in Kaslo on May 12, 2012. In honour of Isabel, an early planting of annuals would be a lovely gesture. She especially loved sweet peas, which she would pick when she went out into her garden at the crack of dawn to harvest the best of the day, the coffee brewing, the lake sparkling in the distance and an early morning north wind promising clear skies and a perfect summer day. Online condolences can be left at


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The Nelson Rotary Club that meets Fridays at noon has a long history of community projects and local giving The current big big project is the wharf at Lakeside Rotary Park and this spring everybody should see the new wharf installation: it’s a joint project with the City of Nelson. A strong focus of Rotary is literacy and we have supported the Books Everywhere project for the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy for the past two years. The Club has also supported Arts and Culture through the Capitol Theatre Summer Youth program and many Touchstones Nelson projects. On the sports side this year, we funded team shirts for Nelson Youth Soccer, sports equipment for Kidsport and the Outdoor Skate Park project, as well as assisting with Kevlar racing suits for the Speedskating Club. In the health area this past year, we contributed towards hearing equipment for a child at W.E. Graham school, the local Multiple Sclerosis chapter, and an external deÀbrillator for Nelson Search and Rescue. The Nelson Rotary Club contributed, in all, $5000 to these projects outside the more expensive wharf project, and the money came from the sale of golf discount cards and the generosity of Rotarians.

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ORGANIZED CHAOS OF BANGALORE IMPRESSIONS OF GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE TEAM It was a once in a lifetime experience for GSE Team Leader Sheila Hart of the Rotary Club of Nelson Daybreak. Accompanied by four young professionals from throughout Rotary District 5080, the team was held sway by the organized confusion that is Bangalore. “People don’t drive in Bangalore” said Hart, “they inch forward in one continuous trafÀc jam which is unbelievable but somehow it all works. Bangalore, the IT Centre for India, is rushing towards the future. The population growth has long since overwhelmed the city’s infrastructure, so the city has become one big construction zone. Hopefully new road systems and light rapid transit will ease some of the transportation pressures.” The team was hosted in seven different sets of homes ranging from condos, to large multi-generational family homes that have belonged to families for nearly a century, to beautifully designed homes in gated communities. In India, there is a saying, “The guest is God” and that is just the way the team was treated. The primarily vegetarian diet was superb. The GSE is a vocational/cultural experience that enables team members to experience their vocation in a different country while fostering international understanding and good will. The team came from a variety of vocations but found it worthwhile to visit different sites together. The Grameen-Koda micro-banking project was of special interest and them team was pleased to visit a rural site and meet the female collective responsible for the Àscal management of a number of small businesses. The team visited many hospitals where Rotary has provided equipment for eye surgery, haemodialysis, renal dialysis, heart surgery etc. One club developed a hospice centre, Karunashraya, that provides in-patient facilities, day care and home care services to patients terminally ill with cancer. A school, totally supported by Rotary, operates from pre-school to 12th level, teaches handicrafts to students’ mothers and is in the process of implementing a Skills Development Program for students that have completed 10th level but are

forced to leave school due to the family’s economic needs. All of the students completing this program are guaranteed a job. Cultural experiences included the Bangalore Temple Festival with performances of music and dance. A trip to Mysore provided a special tour of the Mysore Palace including rooms not normally open to the public. Shopping for silks, painting Rangoli and riding elephants were all part of the experience. The team was ecstatic when it was announced that the World Health Organization had taken India off the list of countries where polio was still endemic. The team participated in a National Immunization Day in which 551, 337 children under the age of Àve were administered polio drops at 1800 booths throughout the city. The Call for membership for the next Group Study Exchange Team that will go to Brazil in 2013 will likely be made in June. Non-Rotarian interested in applying to be team members must be actively employed in their professions and be between 24-40 years of age.

GSE Team in India, Left to Right, Laura Archer of Golden, Taryn Erickson of Spokane, Team Leader Sheila Hart of Nelson, Shawna Sampson of Spokane and Sophia Aldous of Colville.


Have you ever wanted to bike tour the International Selkirk Loop? An opportunity awaits you from September 17-22, 2012, when 7 Rotary Clubs of District 5080 including Nelson Daybreak, Castlegar Sunrise, Beaver Valley, Newport-Priest River, Sandpoint, Ponderay Centennial and and Bonners Ferry, in conjunction with the International Selkirk Loop provide a supported ride for up to 100 registrants. This is the fourth annual 6-day, 344 mile/557 kilometer ride that winds its way through scenic passages, alongside rivers and lakes of the Selkirk Mountain Range in eastern Washington State, the Idaho panhandle and the West Kootenays in south eastern British Columbia. The International Selkirk Loop is considered one of the “Top 10 Scenic Destinations in the Northern Rockies”. This moderate ride will be supported by Rotarians who will patrol roadways and transport luggage. Proceeds from registration fees will go to support a variety of Rotary Club projects. Choose from two different starting locations in Sandpoint Idaho or Nelson, British Columbia. In response to previous years’ riders, a one day lay-over has been built into the itinerary. For more information and registration visit: or phone toll free at (208) 267-0822 or (250) 551-9864.

The Rotary Club of Nelson Daybreak is supporting Rotary’s efforts to enhance literacy world wide by joining Kootenay Christian Fellowship in sponsoring Mestine Lucner, a grade 5 teacher for 17 students, ranging in age from 12-14 at the Haiti Arise School in Grand Goave, Haiti. Three hundred students accommodated in a temporary structure are awaiting replacement of the school that was demolished in the Haiti earthquake. The existence of this school is indeed a miracle as no operating funds are received from the Haitian government. The school is entirely funded by donations and a small student tuition. It is a continual challenge to fund the school. However, Haiti Arise is determined to provide a Àrst rate education to its students and for the

most part is using a Canadian curriculum. The school has received on-site inspections by Nelson Daybreak members Mike McIndoe and Jim Reimer. It is also a challenge to keep the children in school many live in temporary shelters as their homes were destroyed in the quake and they constantly risk being used as child labor by their parents or sold into slavery as domestics. Through the Haiti Arise Education Fund, a student can be sponsored for $35 per month, and provided with uniforms, books, tuition and a hot luncheon. Such sponsorship assists poverty stricken Haitian families and ensures that the student will attend school.

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PAVING PERSONNEL KTECH PAVING: Seeking experienced paving personnel for 2012 season Class 1 truck driver + air (clean abstract) raker men, roller operator, labourer. Valid driver’s license required. Nelson B.C. Resumes: 778-962-0137

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Dengarry Professional Services Ltd. is seeking experienced individuals or couples for contract to provide live in 24 hr. support for short term stabilization to adults with mental & physical disabilities in Kamloops. Applicant must have education and exp. either in behavioral and/or medical supports. Applicant will undergo extensive screening including reference checks, Crim Check and drivers abstract.

It’s time to place your ad!

THE NELSON STAR is looking for responsible, energetic people to be relief drivers. Delivery of bundled papers to carriers houses, drop boxes, businesses, etc to the Nelson delivery area. The Nelson Star is delivered to various routes including Nelson, North Shore to Kaslo & Crawford Bay, Blewett, Taghum, and up the Valley to New Denver. Must be physically fit and a vehicle is required! Please apply to: Liz Simmons Nelson Star Circulation 514 Hall Street 250-352-1890 ext 209

OMG! It’s your BFF! And FYI: he’s such a QT!

Haircare Professionals Busy Nelson salon seeking experienced stylists 551-4217

Help Wanted 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 Certified Dental Assistant needed Mon-Thur please send resume to Dr. Zarikoff 515D Vernon St, Nelson, BC V1L 4E9 or fax 250-352-5886 Needed: Responsible single person to become a roommate with a young man with a disability in his Nelson home. This paid position could be suitable for a person working w/part-time/flexible hours. For job description call: 352-6966 Part-Time Office Asst detail oriented, organized, communications & comp skills, writing skill an assets send resume : RELIEF DRIVERS NEEDED for local newspaper. Truck an asset, but not required! Call Liz 352-1890 ext 209 Wanted: required now experienced hard working grounds keeper call 825-2200

250.352.1890 Help Wanted

Help Wanted

MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGIST, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Trail Operations is seeking a Mechanical Technologist in Business Development. Duties involve development, design and modification of mechanical and hydraulic equipment and work methods used in pilot or operational plants. Candidates must be graduates from a Mechanical Technology program (Diploma) at a recognized Institute and be proficient with Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD and Mechanical Desktop and have experience with mechanical design. Candidates must also have experience with welding, burning and metal fabricating and have an understanding of electricity and hydraulics. For detailed responsibilities and more information on this opportunity at Teck Metals Ltd., please visit our Careers page at and select Trail Operations. Qualified individuals are encouraged to forward their resume by April 16, 2012.


Thank you from The Family of Lorne Poznikoff: Our heartfelt thanks to our caring relatives for their visits, acts of kindness and words of comfort during Lorne’s transition. Our Gratitude to the Medical Staff at Nelson Hospital: Dr. Barber, Dr. Malpass, Dr. Wilson & special thank you to Nurses Helen and Laurie for their kindness,honesty and guidance. We thank Thompson Funeral Home for their services, Harry Zibin for officiating at the funeral, Leonard Balchewski and the grave diggers, the cooks and the singers for their beautiful hymns. God Bless you all.


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NELSON: 1201 Davies St. new 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom duplex. Half sold, high quality, energuide 80,great views, great location, $349,000 incl. HST, 250-226-7809. ID#196677

Shaughnessy Apartments now accepting applications on 2 bedroom apt. NS/NP $670/mo + util. Quiet Adult bldg in Rosemont 352-0118

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COZY house in Crescent Valley, 20 mins to C’gar/Nelson. 2 Bd, 1 bath, F/S, W/D, woodstove, propane furnace, BB, Large yard/creekside ppty. No dogs, CAT OK, N/S. 1 yr lease minimum, $850 + utilities 352-7677 call after 6:00pm or leave a detailed message NELSON: Clean 2 Bdrm + Den on 3 Acres, Sandy Waterfront, 5 min to town. Avail May 1st $1500 250-352-5679 NELSON: Perrier Rd. Small 2 bdrm. WD,F/S. NS/NP. Yard, shed & parking for 2 Avail April 1st. $900/mo 352-2439 or 7492

Unfinished cabin on 2.8 acres on Riondel Rd near the Ashram. Will be appraised in May. Making a list of interested individuals. Price likely well under $200,000. Terms Negotiable. Excellent for handy person or couple 780-566-0707

Houses For Sale Almost waterfront 3475 Fisherman Rd 10 mins from Nelson private 6 acres 3 brd 3 bath 2400 sf newly renovated $579,900. 354-7383

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Boats 2008 Seadoo GTI130 1 owner, 3 person water craft. only 50 hours on this unit. Dealer maintained & serviced. Cover, bumpers, trailer incl. Pkg new was $12,083 + tax, first $6,450 takes!! 250-551-3336/250-352-3942

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CITY OF CASTLEGAR 1st STREET WATERMAIN & ROAD RECONSTRUCTION NEWLY renovated house for sale on 60 x 120 level lot in Fairview. 4 bedroom, 1 bathroom. Great sun exposure, view of the lake and extensive garden. Asking $325,000. Call Katherine: 250-352-0076.




1974 Chev Corvette (last year for big block & real dual exhaust) 454 V8 (rebuilt to 490 horse) 4 speed standard (also rebuilt) power steering, brakes & windows. Car is mostly disassembled for restoration but complete. Have all original parts. Also comes w/extra front clip complete (incl. glass & headlight assemblies $2500) Also extra body tub complete (incl. doors & glass $2000) Has current BC Registration. Over $17000 invested, first $10000 takes it all 551-3336


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Small used multi-purpose lathe Emco Maximat Super 11 incl threading, milling & drilling $3500 fixed. Been in use for producing test specimen for mechanical testing 352-9698

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NELSON: 2 mature adults require 2-3 bdr home. They have 2 well behaved dogs & need a small yard, laundry on site & bathtub preferred. Can afford up to $850/m reliable, trustworthy tenants. Contact Shonna @ 551-3413



Nelson, downtown: 2 sunny offices, big reception area. $780/mo incl util + A/C + HST. Call 250-354-4381/354-7949 NELSON Downtown: Small Office/Therapy room. $350 + HST, A/C + utilities incl 250-354-4381 / 354-7949

Nelson: 1 bdrm + office/den newly decorated, new carpet, unfurnished, own entrance quite lower Rosemont,patio with a beautiful view of lake WD/DW, NS/NP avail now $800/mo+utilities 354-3994 Nelson:2 bdrm basement suite, wifi, $950/mo+util. Avail May 1st 250-352-3365

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Sealed Tenders clearly marked “City of Castlegar – 1st Street Watermain & Road Reconstruction” will be received by the City of Castlegar, prior to 2:00 p.m. local time, Thursday, April 24, 2012, at City of Castlegar – City Hall – Attention: Chris Barlow, AScT., Director of Transportation and Civic Works. Tenders will be publicly opened immediately after the Tender Closing Time, at the City of Castlegar – City Hall Office, and the public is invited to attend. The work generally consists of the following: • • • • • • • • •

230m of 200mm dia. PVC watermain; 12m of 100mm dia. PVC watermain; 2 fire hydrant assemblies; 15 new water services; 1 - 1050mm dia. storm manhole; 2 - 900mm dia. catchbasins with leads; 20m of hand formed curb; Concrete stairs on grade; and, 2000 sq.m. of road reconstruction.

Contract Documents, Contract Drawings and Reference Material for this project will only be distributed electronically in digital format (PDF format) through the MERX tendering website at (Private Tender tab) Information will be available online on or after April 10, 2012. A non-mandatory pre-tender site meeting will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 10:00a.m. local time at the intersection of Columbia Avenue and 1st Street. Representatives from the City of Castlegar and Urban Systems Ltd. will be present. CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR


Urban Systems Ltd. Suite 204 - 625 Front Street Nelson, BC V1L 4B6 Phone: (250) 352-9774 Fax: (250) 763-5266 Email: Attention: Anthony Comazzetto, P.Eng.

City of Castlegar 460 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 1G7 Phone: (250) 365-7227 Fax: (250) 365-4810 Email: Attention: Chris Barlow, A.Sc.T


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Procter Resident Witnessed the Early Days of Hansen Tour

Traveling back in time BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor


ick Hansen made a lasting impact on a teenage Melinda Foot. “I was there when he left and there when he came back,” says the Procter resident who was living in Vancouver in the mid-1980s. Foot was part of the Quest program at her high school where students were encouraged to combine classroom with the real world. As part of her curriculum Foot chose to volunteer for the Man in Motion World Tour where she did odd jobs in the office. “It was inspiring,” she says of her reason to get involved back then. “When you are a teenager it’s easy to get lost in your own little world that at the time seems so big… all the teenage drama. But being part of the Quest program at that time, it encourages you to look outside of your world and look at what is going on in the world. “What Rick was doing was huge and it was raising a lot of awareness.” Foot was at the Oakridge Mall on March 21, 1985 when Hansen kicked off the tour. Twenty-six months later, the Canadian athlete had wheeled more than 40,000 kilometres through 34 countries. By the time he crossed Canada he had raised $26 million for spinal cord research and touched thousands of lives. His welcome to BC Place in May of 1987 was a lot different than when he left. “One of the interesting things was when he left there were very few people there,” says Foot. “It was a very small event and he was a little-known person. When

Melinda Foot will take part in the Many in Motion relay when it comes through Ithe Nelson area on April 19.

he came back it seemed like hundreds of thousands of people were there to greet him. You could see the impact in what he made during those months. “When he left barely anybody knew who he was, when he came back everybody knew him.” Foot grew up in Nelson, but moved to the Lower Mainland during her teen years. She returned to the Nelson area several years ago to raise her two children. Foot owns the Procter General Store, a gathering place for the small Kootenay Lake community. It is because of her involvement in the community — sitting on many boards and always lending a hand when needed — that a friend nominated her to be part of the upcoming Many in Motion tour. Her connection to the past and her contribution to her community easily caught the eye of the tour organizers. She will be part of the medal relay when it comes through the Nelson area on April 19.

Now 42, Foot says the medal relay will no doubt transport her back in time. “When I participate I will be thinking back 25 years, so in a way it is an anniversary for my own life,” she says. “Twenty-five years ago what was I thinking, what was I doing?” With her children now 18 and 20, Foot says it is also a time to compare the issues today’s teenagers face compared to those of her day. “These kids are so much more concentrated on the environment and the state of the world in that regard,” she says. “When we were teenagers that wasn’t nearly as big a conversation. The biggest fear we had was nuclear war in elementary school and then by our late teens there was none of these major catastrophic things knocking at our doors… so we had this period where we could be blissfully naïve.” It was during that naïve period when a Canadian hero touched the lives of so many, including a teenager looking to make a difference.


The 25th Anniversary Relay: -Begins on August 24, 2011 in Cape Spear, Newfoundland and Labrador and concludes in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 22, 2012. -Fully recreates the original Man In Motion crossCanada tour, spanning 12,000 kilometres from coast-tocoast. -Will travel through over 600 communities, visit every capital city and all provinces and territories and reach more than 70% of the Canadian population. -Will engage approximately 7,000 Medal-Bearers - difference makers in their own right - who will collectively cover an average of 40 to 80 kilometres a day, making their way across the country passing a singular Rick Hansen Medal to the next Medal-Bearer. -All Canadians (13 years and up) were apply to become a Medal-Bearer through the online contest. Join

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We Love Your Pets & They love Us!


Animal A niimall Hospital Healthy Pets, Happy Pets

250.352.7861 2124 Ymir Road



DOING 520 C Falls Street Nelson TIME! (Above Savoy Bowling Lanes) Open Tues - Sat.: 12:00 - 5:00pm View our current animals available for adoption and check out the new Lost & Found section on our website!

Something special for

Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP)


Valhalla Path Realty 280 Baker St., Nelson, BC

St. Joseph’s Kindergarten students got into the Easter spirit on Thursday morning


photos by Samuel Dobrin

Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814


A spacious modern home with approx. 3500 sq ft of living space plus a cute 3 bedroom rental/in law house ($800/ month + utilities) all on a 1.1 acre property in sunny Krestova. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms including a classy master suite, 2 dens and 4 fire replaces. A welcoming living room, family room, dining and kitchen layout. the level property has a large patio and a big garden.

Pets Available for Adoption Call 250-551-1053 for information or visit:

Adopt + Cute Pet = Save a Life Here are some of the cats and dogs currently looking for new homes through the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program (KAAP). All KAAP pets are cared for in foster homes, and you can call 250-551-1053 to set up a visit with any of our animals. More cats and dogs are listed on, or on KAAP’s Facebook page.

Jilly Bean Jilly Bean is an 8 month old sweetie pie needing a special home. This shy kitten has to have daily pills in a pill pocket (which she loves!), and prescribed food, to make sure a skin allergy does not return. She will return the love ten-fold.

Call Wayne 712 HOOVER

Robert Goertz 250.354.8500


A heritage classic that has been updated to today’s standards while maintaining the original detail work. Loaded with charm, you won’t be disappointed with this brilliantly renovated beauty from the past that has updated mechanical systems and features a new kitchen.


Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584


This 2 bed 1 bath mobile sits on a generous corner lot in the heart of Slocan. The mobile is clean and is in move- in condition with many updates added over the years. Slocan is the gateway to the majestic Valhalla mountain range as well as walking distance to a pristine lake. Endless recreation at you back door. Opportunity is knocking.

George This friendly senior Shepherd is in dire need of a kind retirement home. George is 8 years old, needs moderate exercise, and a home where he can sleep indoors at night. He is great with children, and fine with most other dogs. No cats. Very nice dog.


Call Norm or Lev

She’s a beautiful 7 month old spayed Lab cross pup. Pango is great with people and other dogs, very obedient. She needs devoted owners who will help her with her “resource guarding” behaviour, and help her to be the great dog she can be.



Covenant Church Loving Jesus, Loving People, Transforming Lives

Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443


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7741 Upper Balfour Rd. • 250.229.2301 Good Friday 2:30 pm Easter Sunday 9:30 am 2840 Eden Rd. • 250. 359.5065 Good Friday 3:00 pm Easter Sunday 10:00 am


At 3.1% interest, 5% down, you can live in this brand new duplex for as little as $1,016 per month. Why pay rent? Call James to view these beautiful 3-bed, 2-bath half duplex units anytime.

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Easter Week Services 702 Stanley St. • 250.352.9613 Good Friday 7:00 pm Easter Sunday 10:00 am

Bonnington 4 bedroom 3 bath cedar clad home with in-law suite on 1.6 treed acres. Wood and tiled floors throughout, a window wonderful interior. Extensive decking and elaborate rockeries and pathways. Also includes a double garage and a separate workshop. This home is an instant winner and is priced to go fast.

Yara Chard 250.354.3382

Created in 1996, Valhalla Path Realty is a thriving independent Real Estate company that provides high calibre real estate services with a distinctive personal quality.

Diesel He’s a beautiful 6 year old “Kootenay Special” dog, probably Shepherd, Collie, Husky mix. Diesel is neutered and gets along with kids, cats, and other dogs. What a sweetie, and lots of fun too. Diesel needs daily exercise, and a fence would be good too.


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Ourglass The story behind a Nelson arts fixture Page 11

Clinton Swanson Loves the Sax Page 2

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

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

Apr. 12 - Vadim K Anniversary Party Apr. 13th - Cyclist / Pat Lok FUNKY DISCO HOUSE

Apri. 14th - Hornography, Below The Belt & The Gaff Free Anniversary Party Apr. 19th - Selkirk R&B Ensemble Followed by Rolf & Leif in the Benwell Room

Apri. 20th - Justtin Martin dirtybird Records Apr. 21st - Mochipet with MC Zulu & Yan Zombie Apr. 26th - DJ Yoda Apr. 27th - Freeflow with Vortex

e ’ s been called one of the hardest working musicians in Nelson, and with three bands and another to be debuted, it’s easy to see how local Saxaphone player Clinton Swanson has earned that reputation. Swanson grew up in the Slocan Valley and picked up the saxaphone for the first time because his older brother played. “I started when I was 11 and I turned 40 last year, so I’ve been playing for 29 years,” he said. “I started playing his and then I started playing in band when I was attending Mount Sentinel High School.” Swanson said he had a really good peer group and mentors at Mount Sentinel. “We were all pretty into music. We just hung out in the band room and started playing a lot,” he said. It was while performing with the BC honour concert band while he was in Grade 11 that he really fell in love with the saxaphone. “I just remember sitting in the middle of this 70 piece wind ensemble and the music just kind of took me away and lifted me up, and I just thought I could do this forever. Ever since then I have been working and practicing my music,” said Swanson. For slightly over a year Swanson attended music school at Selkirk College, but eventually moved to Vancouver to study music. Despite attempts to go to university and college to study sciences and math, Swanson kept coming back to his love for music and saxaphone. Swanson has played with many local musicians including Sunshine Drive and in the fall of 2011 debuted three bands through a concert series at The Royal. As part of the upcoming five year anniversary celebration for Spiribar on Saturday, April 14, Swanson will be playing with two of his bands: Below the Belt and Hornography. “All the bands are quite different,” said Swanson. “Below the Belt is a five-piece instrumental band playing all original music that I’ve written. It incorporates a lot of modern technology in terms of loops, but we’re trying to keep it a very live performance. There is a lot of improv involved and it

can go different places every time we play. It’s not the same every time. It’s basically a groove project with some melodies so it’s not completely abstract.” Hornography is a band with a five-piece horn section supported by two drummers, electric bass and guitar. Swanson said the sound for Hornography is inspired by the sounds of world beat and funk artists such as Fela and Maceo Parker. Swanson will also be performing at The Royal tonight as part of the weekly after work dance party. This week Pauline Lamb will share the stage with Swanson and the band. The evening is by donation and doors open at 6 p.m.

Apr. 28th - Fort Knox Five May 4th - Neighbour Home Breakin’ Records May 5th - Tantrum Desire with DJ Cain & Four20MC

Every Thursday features various dj’s. No Cover!

Make Reservations for Easter Sunday Brunch at either the Hume Hotel or the Baker Street Grill

$16.99 + tax (Adults)

$11.99 (Children) Hume Hotel 352. 5331 Baker Street Grill 352.3525

Cyclist C

yclist is the DJ moniker for Winnipegbased musician/producer Mark Penner. After spending most of his life making dance music in various bands, Mark started producing his own tracks and DJing in 2009. Cyclist’s music is a sexy blend of disco, electro and house with the vibe ranging from bouncy party music to cosmic space beats. His DJ sets are similar in style and are known to include old school underground disco tracks such as Blackwell’s - Boogie down and mess around, Azoto’s - Anytime or Place, Gino Soccio’s - Dream on or tracks from his favourite current producers Lindstrom, Richard Sen and Tensnake. Cyclist plays with Pak Lok at Spiritbar on Friday, April 13. Editor: Megan cole

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Saturday at Ellison’s Unplugged Sessions

This Saturday at Ellison’s Market and John Ward’s Fine Coffee Windborn — Jeff Pike — takes the stage sharing his unique one-man, acoustic, alternative groove band. A simply massive one man show involving guitar, kick drum, looping pedals, vocals and other hand percussion. Windborn Pike’s solo acoustic project. Pike has been writing and performing his music under the name of Windborn since 2006 and under other band names since 2001. In January 2010 he released the Radiate EP online and in April 2011 he released his full length album named Spitting Bullets online and in hard copy. In December 2011 Jeff packed everything into storage and hit the road full time to focus entirely on his music. He is consistently booked into every type of venue and festival, sharing the stage with every type of band from folk and world fusion to hard rock and metal.

Somehow the music of Windborn fits everywhere and seems to be appreciated by everyone. It’s a difficult thing to explain. You may just need to witness it at a Windborn gig. With all of Pike’s musical projects spanning 12 years, he has always tried to make the biggest sound that he can using as few instruments as possible. “Windborn won over our international crowd almost immediately and even had people stopping at our windows to listen. We want him to play here as much as possible before he becomes too big for our little venue,” said Tim at Ocean Island Cafe Lounge. Victoria, BC For more information about Pike’s Nelson performances visit the Ellison’s page. Windborn will be doing a full electric show at John Ward Fine Coffee following the Unplugged Sessions. Courtesy of Hour Glass Photography

Longwalkshortdock ortdock Longwalkshortdock essentially started the first time Dave King heard gritty electronic music in early ‘80s video games. Strongly influenced by these sounds and melodies, King started recording and looping segments as a child. He also got a taste for sampling and recording; taping segments of his piano practice to fool his parents into thinking he was practicing in the other room when he was really playing nintendo (note: actually practicing might have served him better). A veteran of sound design and electronic music production for well over a decade, Longwalkshortdock’s music has stepped into a genre of its own. Heavily influenced by early ‘80s video game music, metal and rock music, found-sound and vintage analog synthesis, he stacks layers of melody in his tracks until they implode and reform. Heavy drums and aggressive synths join forces with rolling grooves and melodic lead lines to cre-

ate a wide variety of slamming dance floor originals. Lesser known fact: Not limited to dance music, LWSD’s music crosses into many territories. His vast catalogue of hundreds of songs dives into ambient, IDM, electro, acid, house, big beat, indie rock, drones, electronica and down tempo. King holds two degrees from the Art Institute of Burnaby for Music Recording and Production. Playing songs and remixes he wrote and produced, Longwalkshortdock performs live PA with live vocals, synthesizers, drum machines, guitar, effects, toys, computers and even some of his own strobes and lighting. Known for his incredibly enthusiastic performances, Longwalkshortdock creates an undeniable stage presence and visceral experience at a show. Longwalkshortdock takes the stage at Spiritbar tonight. Doors open at 8 p.m. and ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel.


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T he Wooden Sky Sam Van Schie Special to {vurb}

It’s been a busy couple of months for The Wooden Sky. At the end of February, the Torontobased, indie-folk quintet released their third album, Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun. And they’ve been crisscrossing Canada and the U.S. to promote it ever since, with shows three or four nights a week and rest days spent on the road. When we spoke Tuesday, frontman Gavin Gardiner’s words echoed through the fuzz of a bad cell phone connection. He’s riding in the tour van, but doesn’t know exactly where he is—somewhere between Seattle and San Francisco. “Looking at the GPS, it says we still have 11 hours of driving,” he says. “That’s all we’re doing today. Driving.” By next week the band will loop back to Canada and start working their way east on the final leg of their tour. They stop in Nelson on April 13. It’s a new experience for the band, being on the road so long. After their last album they toured in short spurts over a period of two years, sharing concert bills with Elliott Brood, The Rural Alberta Advantage and Yukon Blonde. This time they wanted to cover more ground, faster. “We made a decision as a band to

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give up two full months of our life and cover all of North America,” Gardiner says. “Then when we’re home, we’re home. We can start recording again.” He has plans to convert his garage into a home recording studio, to free himself from other studio’s schedules. “I’m looking forward to just being able to record music anytime inspiration hits,” he says. “I like to have a lot of material, so we can pick and choose the best when it’s time to put together an album.” When recording Every Child… the band planned a nine-song LP, but wrote 18 songs. In the end, they pared it back

to 13 tracks. “For me, writing music is the best part,” Gardiner says. As for touring, “It depends on the day ... In Saskatoon (on March 30), a big flight broke out in the club—that was scary—but then we played our encore in the back of a pickup truck, and that was a lot of fun. You just never know what to expect.” The Wooden Sky will be joined by Sunparlour Players and Punch the Clock, March 13 at The Royal. Doors, 8 p.m. Tickets, $15, in advance at Urban Legends.

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Four years ago Vadim found an ad for a salon for sale, and having never been to Nelson before, decided with his fiance Robin that it would be a great idea to buy it over the phone and see what happened! So they packed up their cats and off to Nelson they went to fulfill their vision of providing up to date fashion forward haircuts,colour and makeup services to the quality standards of the trendiest cities in the world. All in a unique and lofty space in the heart of beautiful downtown Nelson. As soon as the salon opened the doors, the warm inviting town welcomed the pair with open arms. It all started with an invitation to the first art show at The Factory. Having a dream of offering gallery space in their own salon the pair decided it would be a grand idea to attend. Going to The Factory’s first art opening was the best thing they could have done. During the show they met Melissa Meretsky, Celidih Sutherland and Marnie Christopherson. They then Paired up with the Factory artist collective creating hair and makeup looks for the Factory’s first fashion show Day Vs Night, It was a huge success and a great partnership. The second paring was with our local blog and urban crew Ohshitword. Robin provided blog posts consisting of style ,up to date fashion trends and shopping guides. A very proud moment for Robin was teaming up with local fashionista LooLoo (Lauren Christopherson) showcasing their creativity through fashion shows at the spirit bar with the help of Ohshitword’s Thursday nights. Over the past 4 years they have had the pleasure of working with some of the most dedicated stylists. The Salon team includes Robin Burton, Vadim Kristopher, Ashley

Foote, Leanne Hagel and their newest addition Michelle Keegan. Each one of their stylist offers customized looks to reflect each individual and each clients style. They provide knowledgeable consultations giving you the best advice about care and products to help you manage you hair for your lifestyle. Vadim and Robin could not be happier with all that they have achieved. A fabulous salon team, being part of such a artistic cosmopolitan community , their outstanding clients and a beautiful welcoming salon to do what they do best, hair. Thursday April 12th marks their four year anniversary in Nelson. The salon will be having an open house during the day festivities beginning at noon, be sure to stop in for a cupcake. You will also get a sneak peek to see them prepping their models for the night show at the spirit bar. Lots of prizes to be won! Hair cuts, prizes for best dressed, best hair teasing and much more. Music for the event will be provided by Braden Early and Vadim Kristopher.


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Stash Trax Over the years there have been a lot of male/female vocalists that just complement each other. The ying to the others yang so to speak... This is a playlist with the best male/female duos. Some songs are about heartbreak, and some about lovin’. Okay MOST about lovin’.... Johnny and June Carter Cash : Jackson – “we got married in a fever....” We’re going to start this playlist off with arguably the best female/male duo ever. These two were IN LOVE with each other, and this song shows it off. Mates of State : Goods – Indie sweethearts Mates of State were one of the first groups to break the plethora of modern duos. This tune is catchy as hell, and I guarantee the only words you’ll be singing are “da da da da” and a combination of mumbling. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros : Home -By now, everyone’s heard this song at least once, but I still get goose bumps listening to it. It’s adorable, AND they do a pretty great job if trading off vocals. Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell : Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – A classic. This is fantastic, when mo-town reigned supreme and vocals weren’t auto-tuned. Gaye and Terrell harmonize like pros. She & Him : You really got a hold on me – Actress Zooey Deschanel is an amazing singer, but partnered with musician, M. Ward it rounds everything out. I’ve been talking a lot about harmonizing here and I’ll continue to because, these two know each others’ voices so well that it seems effortless. Great cover. Grab your lady/guy and dance to this sweet tune!

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Jesus and Mary Chain : Sometimes Always – I just love the name of this band... But on to the music! Songs about a guy who broke a girls heart, guy wants girl back... girl takes guy back, blah blah blah, we’ve heard it all before right? Nope. Not like these two. Song is honest. Catchy bass line, simple lyrics... Love this song. The Kills : URA Fever - This list is seriously lacking a “bump and grind” track. Here it is. Guys, you’ll love what the girl sings. Girls, you’ll love what the guy sings. You’re welcome. Meatloaf : Paradise at The Dashboard Light – Yes, I didn’t forget this one! I love the different perspectives... I think every time this song plays at a bar, everybody knows their respective roles in the song. Guys belt out their words, and so do the ladies. Joan Jett & Paul Westerburg : Let’s Do It Two punk legends. Westerburg (The Replacements) and Jett both share a rasp to their voice. When they sing together it just works. Song’s hilarious too. Stars : One More Night – Couldn’t leave this list without a Canadian band! Chilling albeit bitter lyrics in this one.

Oddly uplifting though! Except for when the marker hits 2:32... That’s kind of a downer. Got a playlist theme you want me to compile? E-mail me at

From the shelf Samara Submitted by Otter Books

Just in time for spring, check out Susan Juby’s novel The Woefield Poultry Collective. Fun, funny, and fantastic, this story is about a collection of quirky characters trying to figure out what life is all about, and save a farm in the process. It begins with Prudence Burns, an energetic 20-something from New York, who inherits her uncle’s farm in rural Ontario when he passes away. Full of ideals and ideas, but not a lot of practical experience, Prudence embarks on an adventure to rehabilitate the farm (which she discovers is close to foreclosure). Along the way she collects a few (not entirely willing) helpers: Earl, the farm’s reluctant foreman, (and a bluegrass master with a family secret); Seth, the celebrity blogging boy next door who hasn’t left his house since

a certain high school incident; and Sara, a supremely organized eleven-year old, with a bunch of chickens needing a home. Like a delicious tossed salad, you’re never quite sure what each bite will hold, but it’s always flavourful. I seem to have a strange penchant for novels that have animals with personalities, and Bertie, the half-sheared, depressed sheep in this novel is no exception. I’d recommend this book to anyone who has a farm or is starting one, enjoys a good story, likes to laugh, and who likes to go on a journey with the characters (even if it’s just to a farmer’s market) as they discover just what they are capable of. {vurb} would love to hear what you’re reading. Share your favourite books, or even some you may have thought were overrated. You can email us your reviews at or contact us on facebook.

This week, Reo’s staff have picked out a few fi lms with Easter or Passover themes. Some of the best include:

Jesus Christ Superstar - Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Rock musical Monty Python’s Life of Brian - really, it’s not as sacrilegious as

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Easter Parade - with Fred Astaire and Judy Garland Fiddler on the Roof - Classic musical

Passion of the Christ - Mel Gibson’s controversial epic The Easter Beagle Charlie Brown - who doesn’t love the Snoopy dance!

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The Ten Commandments - another Heston classic

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Nelsonites know it’s market season when you can hear the words “couscous, hot sauce” echoing down Baker Street. The man behind the couscous and hot sauce is Edmond Segbeaya of Ebesse Zozo. Segbeaya said that normally he is not a cook but he caught the attention of staff at the Kootenay Co-op when he was buying cases of habenero peppers. “They asked me why I bought that many peppers for myself and they said you can make a living with that,” he said. “They asked me to make it for sale at the store and I started in 2002.” Until Segbeaya began making his hot sauce for the Coop cooking was just a hobby, but he said he has loved spicy food since he was a child. “I love hot food and my mom tells me that when I was two months old I started begging for hot food from peo-

ple,” he said. “My hot sauce is a old family recipe that I developed when I came to Canada. Segbeaya was born and raised in Togo, West Africa and attended university in the country’s capital. When Ebesse Zozo began, Segbeaya was only making one variety of hot sauce, his hottest one. “It was so hot that people were crying and that caught the attention of the media,” he said. “After that I made the medium, which was still hot so I made a mild and extra mild.” There is also another version of the hot called Red Hot, which has tomatoes. Segbeaya also recently introduced his jerk sauce, which includes a fish powder that he had to import from Togo. “Soon I will be introducing my coconut cream marinades which includes the hot sauce,” he said. In Segbeaya’s Nelson kitchen where he makes the sauce there are boxes full of awards he’s one for the hottest hot sauces. “I started making the sauce and at the same time I was taking a business administration course at Selkirk College,” he said “One morning I was getting ready to go to school and I received a call from Dallas, Texas from the chile pepper awards. They asked me if I was Edmond, and if I make hot sauce and they invited me to bring my sauce for the contest and exhibit at the trade show.” With the help of community fundraising and help from his family, Segbeaya was able to go to Dallas to compete. Ebesse Zozo took home third place out of 800 hot sauces. Since then Segbeaya has gone on to collect numerous other awards. For more information on Ebesse Zozo visit

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My family is coming out from Victoria this week to visit. Spring usually comes to Vancouver and Victoria before us here in the Kootenays but for some reason it seems like it’s taking even longer for the warm sun and spring flowers to arrive. My sister even text messaged me on Monday after seeing the long term forecast for Nelson which included snow. “Are we coming to a winter wonderland?” she asked. While I can’t promise my family spring weather in the Kootenays, what I can promise is a good meal to keep us warm if old man winter decides to show his face again. This recipe for baked pasta shells stuffed with cheese topped with a meaty tomato sauce and yes, more cheese is quick, easy and comforting on a winter...or spring day. This recipe was inspired by one of my favourite food bloggers The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond. What you need: 8 ounces, weight jumbo pasta shells 30 ounces, weight whole milk ricotta cheese 8 ounces, weight Parmesan cheese, grated, divided 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese 1 whole egg 2 cups, spinach roughly chopped 12 leaves basil, chiffonade 2 Tablespoons minced parsley Salt and pepper, to taste 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1/2 whole medium onion, chopped 5 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 pound Italian sausage 1/2 cup red wine

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1 whole 28 Ounce Can Crushed Tomatoes 1 whole 15-ounce can crushed tomatoes 2 Tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 Tablespoons minced parsley Preparation instructions Cook pasta shells for half the cooking time; make sure not to overcook. Drain and rinse in cool water. Set aside. Heat olive oil in large skillet or dutch oven over mediumhigh heat. Add onions and garlic and saute for a minute or two. Add Italian sausage and brown, breaking it up into small pieces as it cooks. Pour in red wine and let it cook for a minute or two. Pour in cans of crushed tomatoes and stir. Add sugar and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 30 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Check for seasonings; can add crushed red peppers if you like a little heat. In a separate bowl, mix ricotta, half the Parmesan, Romano, egg, salt and pepper, spinach, basil, and 2 tablespoons parsley. Stir until combined. To assemble, coat the bottom of a baking dish with sauce. Fill each half-cooked shell with the cheese mixture. Place face down on the sauce. Repeat with shells until cheese mixture is gone. Top shells with remaining sauce. Sprinkle on extra Parmesan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Serve with crusty French bread.

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FRIDAY APRIL 13 8PM “...[filmmaker], theatre musician and former Blue Rodeo member may be Canadaʼs most offensive songwriter.” - Globe and Mail. “The high artistic value of Actionable is unlike anything youʼve seen before or could even try to imagine.” - VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST



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ctionable recounts Wiseman’s struggles within the music industry after quitting Canadian folk rock institution Blue Rodeo and trying to establish a solo career. The show features Wiseman’s trademark quirky songs on accordion, guitar and keyboard, as well as his stories using Super 8 film, video projection and PowerPoint. Those familiar with Wiseman songs such as My Cousin Dave (lambasting David Geffen) or Have a Nice Day (an attack on right-wing Canadian lawyer Doug Christie) will be happy to note that Actionable includes not only the full stories behind these songs, but also tales involving legal run-ins with Prince, Warner Music and Pepsi. A founding member of Blue Rodeo, Wiseman has enjoyed a modestly successful solo career since leaving the band after their 1992

album, Lost Together. He has also produced the likes of Ron Sexsmith, Lowest of the Low and Bruce McCullough of Kids in the Hall. Wiseman, who lives in Toronto, has won several Junos and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from CBC Radio 3 in 2008. Actionable has been garnering rave reviews for previous performances and even Talking Heads main man David Byrne has been singing Wiseman accolades, calling the show “as real as life and death and sometimes funny, too,” Wiseman plays the Capitol on Friday, April 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 adult $16 full time student and are available at the Capitol Box Office, charge by Phone 250.352.6363 and online

Bearing it all for art and awareness A group of local artists are using their passion and creativity to create art educating about breast health issues.

Some of the best breasts and artists of the West Kootenay will combine in a show to raise awareness around breast health issues, opening April 13 in Nelson at Ourglass Gallery + Studio. Drawing on the breasts and artistic talents of 25 people from across the region, mainly Nelson and the Slocan Valley, plaster busts of 13 women aged 17 to 71 years old have been painted and decorated by 13 well-known artists. It’s the body form as art and Art on the body when the aesthetics of a baker’s dozen of busts lavished with artistic inspiration deliver the message of understanding who your breast friends are. “You need to know your Breasts,” said Safire Jones, the curator of the show and one of the featured artists. “This show is to remind people to take the matters of breast health into their own hands.” The slate of artists includes Avrell Fox, Cassia Barrett, Della Schafer, Marin Patenaude, Christina Smith, Cindy Moser, Bubzy, Allanah Cronshaw, Rabi`a, Tanya Pixie Johnson, Natasha Smith, Samual Stevenson and Safire Jones. The show was inspired by Jones’ mother, Lyn, 63, who died from breast cancer in ChristChurch, New Zealand, last July. She Timothy Shafer photo went through chemotherapy, a mastectomy radiation therapy, and hormone therapy, but Safire Jones works on a bust which will be used in the upcoming Busted art show. succumbed to the disease less than one year Open for one month, it will then move around the West Kootenay throughout the and a half after diagnosis. summer, stopping in at the Wee Gallery in Passmore, and Sleep is for Sissies Café in “I firmly believe that with early detection I may have had my mom around for lonWinlaw. ger,” Jones said. “By the time she was diagnosed it was already large and aggresAs the summer wears on, Safire hopes to see the busts in a variety of locations, sive.” wrapping up with the final Extravaganza and Art Auction of the BUSTS in Nelson at “As a result, I believe it is important that people become familiar with the shape the Spiritbar in late summer. and feel of their breasts ,knowing their usual lumps and bumps, so they can be preEach show will contain information from Willow ,a support network for people pared for a change if it happens,” she added. living with a diagnosis of breast cancer, on breast examinations and breast health. “Some people are scared of what they might find so they don’t look, or are unsure Proceeds from the auction of the busts will be split between Willow and something as to what is normal. But there is no such thing as a typical breast since everyone’s beautiful for the oncology ward (cancer treatment) at Kootenay Lake Hospital. breasts are different,” said Jones. And breast cancer is not gender specific either, If there are people who would like to showcase some of the busts at their establishmeaning men can develop cancer in the region as well. ment this summer, contact Safi re Jones at The show opens at Ourglass in Nelson on Friday, April 13 and runs from 7-9 p.m., Check out the online auction at www.SAFIREJONES.COM. featuring some Live Mountain Momma Magic, music from the heart of the KooteThe show was made possible with a grant from the Slocan Valley Arts Council. nays.


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Shambhala Music & Performance Hall opens its doors After years of renovations, construction and fundraising, the students of Selkirk College’s music program were able to perform on stage at the College once again. The doors opened for the Shambhala Music and Performance Hall this week showcasing some of the amazing talent the college produces.


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Daniel Farden blows glass at Ourglass studio and gallery. Megan Cole {vurb} editor


urglass studio and gallery’s Richie Mcbeath and Daniel Farden came to Nelson for different reasons but their shared love of art and glass brought them together. “We are actually both from Saskatoon but we didn’t know each other,” said Mcbeath with a laugh. Mcbeath originally came to Nelson for the snow while Farden came to pursue glass blowing. “The guy I learned to blow glass from on Vancouver Island called me and told me he was moving to Nelson, and he asked if I wanted to come and blow glass,” he said. Farden had been to Nelson once before when on tour with a band and knew with his culinary arts background he would be able to find work in local restaurants. Mcbeath starting blowing glass after a friend who also worked with glass inspired him. “I was working at All Seasons at the time and would be getting off of work 12 a.m. or 1 a.m. and he’d be getting off of work at 2 a.m. and we’d go blow glass at his studio at Six Mile until like 5 a.m. We did that for months and eventually I met Dan and more people in the craft,” said Mcbeath. Ourglass studios and gallery opened in 2002 with six artists running the business in a cooperative-type model. “When we first started we weren’t very good,” said Farden. “But we wanted a place to sell our stuff because otherwise you are trying to find wholesale accounts who want our work for

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half the price.” After 10 years in business, Mcbeath and Farden aren’t surprised by the success of the studio. “We’ve earned it,” said Farden. “We’ve ridden it out through thick and thin, good times and bad. The love and our friendship has kept us here. It’s been worth it. As I figure it as an artist, it takes time to kind of build your skills and develop your name and reputation. They say for a new business it takes five years to know if you’re in the clear, but as an artist you’re never really in the clear.” The support of the arts community and the network of artists that the pair have met in the 13 years they have been Nelson has been important for their success. “In a small town that supports the arts like Nelson what we do may not be that unique, but we know in a big city like Saskatoon we wouldn’t be able to do this,” said Mcbeath. “I think definitely this community is an artistic community,” said Farden. “People believe in supporting local.” All the glass work in Ourglass is made by Farden, Mcbeath and their two apprentices Gabe Dalton and Ryan Seath. The gallery also showcases local artists through monthly art shows. The pair has also enjoyed teaching locals – including kids – to blow class through in-studio lessons. It’s also important for the studio to give back to the community give back through work with charities such as inviting those with autism to come in and participate in making art. For more on Ourglass studio and gallery visit their website at

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Arts and Entertainment Listings FILM

This April, Jon Steinman will be launching the 2012 Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival on Thursday, April 5. The festival will feature six fresh films on food spread out over three evenings at two locations. On Wednesday, April 18 at The Royal at 7 p.m. Shellshocked with a presentation and oyster bar by Brent “The Oyster Man;” on the last night of the festival on Thursday, April 19 at the Capitol Theatre at 6:30pm Bag It will be shown with Urban Roots at 8:30 p.m. More information on the festival can be found online at Tickets are available at Otter Books and the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.

MUSIC Longwalkshortdock with RIM Visuals and screening of Electronic Awakening is at Spiritbar on Friday, April 6. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information is available at The Hume Hotel. Clinton Swanson and Friends play an evening of mostly swing at The Royal on Friday, April 6. Dance starts at 6 p.m. Come dance to live music by Clinton Swanson and friends as Mostly Swing hosts a dance party at the Royal. You’ll be swinging’ to classic R&B, blues, soul, and swing tunes performed by local saxophonist Clinton Swanson and his fine band.

harmony about eight years ago. Next up, Sarah Orton and The Strange Felines. Closing act is Windborn, Jeff Pike’s one man acoustic alternative groove band who is touring our area this week. You can also see his electric set that evening at John Ward’s Fine Coffee. More info is available on Ellison’s Cafe facebook page. Kathleen Edwards will take the stage with Hanna Georgas on Saturday, April 7 at The Royal. Tickets are $30 and available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and This is an early show. Doors open 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at The Royal is Abstrakt Nights Ram-a-Jam with Yan Zombie, Lady AK and Buck Lee. Cover is $5 at the door. This is a late show starting at 10 p.m., following Kathleen Edwards’ performance. Saturday, April 7 is old school night at Spiritbar with some of the original Kootenay dance floor slayers. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel. Tuesday, April 10 at The Royal. DJ Deeps takes the stage for a free show. Doors open at 9 p.m.

At the Royal on Friday, April 6, The Cropdusters take the stage. Tickets are $10 at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Men’s Open, Ladies Rec and Men’s Masters To register visit or call 250.551.5856

The Gilles Parenteau Virtual Symphony will be at the Royal for two shows on Thursday, April 12. The first is the dinner show at 7:30 p.m. followed by an evening show at 9:30

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Join the Ymir Hotel’s country Starts at 7 pm bluegrass jam every Friday night. Things get going at 5 p.m. and wrap up around 9.

p.m.Tickets are $10 and are available at the door and online at liveattheroyal. com. Doors open at 6pm

2011-2012 concert series presents the Selkirk Trio with cellist, Jeff Faragher, clarinetist Nicola Everton and pianist Sue Gould on Wednesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.

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series begins April 24. Sessions are Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. in the program room for the duration of the series. Pre-registration is required, as class size is limited. A fee of $15 is requested to help offset costs.


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Come down and enjoy the Variety Show Wednesday, April 11 with Estevan and Tracy Lynn. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. Take the stage or enjoy the music at this great open stage. Instruments are provided.

The Wooden Sky with Sunparlour Players and Punch the Clock play The Royal on Friday, April 13. Tickets are on sale for $15 and are available at Urban Legends and liveatthe-

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Opening the Ellison’s Cafe’s Unplugged Sessions Saturday, April 7 at noon is Out Of The Blue. Maggie, Myra and Kathryn began blending their voices in bluegrass

Registration deadline April 16th

at St. Saviours Pro-Cathedral, Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for student and $45 for a family. available at Otter Books and at the door. For more information: 250-505-2508

Vadim Kristopher hair is celebrating their four year anniversary on Thursday, April 12 and you're invited to the party. Music will be provided by Kristopher and Braden Early. There is no cover and doors open at 10 p.m. Cyclist and Pak Lok take the stage at Spiritbar on Friday, April 13. This award winning duo is sure to entertain. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cover is $5 at the door.

Finley’s Friday after work party starts at 5 p.m. with a toonie buffet, frosty pints of beer and $5.50 Jager bombs. Friday night at Finley’s free cover and an all request DJ from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. with top 40 tunes that keep you on the dance floor all night long. Finley’s Saturday we have live music and free cover with our all request DJ from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Come down to Finley’s if you feel like dancing!

LITERATURE Kootenay Co-op Radio is pleased to present an evening with David Barsamian on Saturday April 14, at 7:30 p.m., at the Self Design Commons, 402 Stanley Street in Nelson. The Nelson Public Library invites young writers to raid their imaginations and find the buried treasure in a special six-week series for kids who love to write stories with pirateinstructor Eileen Holland. The

Some of the best breasts and artists of the West Kootenay will combine in a show to raise awareness around breast health issues, opening Friday, April 13 in Nelson at Ourglass Gallery and Studio. The slate of artists includes Avrell Fox, Cassia Barrett, Della Schafer, Marin Patenaude, Christina Smith, Cindy Moser, Bubzy, Alana Cronshaw, Rabi`a, Tanya Pixie Johnson, Natasha Smith, Samual Stevenson and Safire Jones. The show was inspired by Jones' mother, Lyn, 63, who died from breast cancer in ChristChurch, New Zealand, last July. She went through chemotherapy, a mastectomy radiation therapy, and hormone therapy, but succumbed to the disease less than one year and a half after diagnosis. For more information on the exhibit visit L.V. Rogers art is on display this spring at the Nelson Public Library. Come see some great teen art on display in our TeenScene. Students have created very colourful pictures of famous people, by drawing fruits and vegetables. If you have an event that you’d like us to know about try adding it to our new online calendar found at or email vurb@nelsonstar. com with the date, location and short description of the event. Any other questions or concerns can be directed to {vurb} editor Megan Cole at 250-352-1890 or by email at vurb@

Nelson Star, April 06, 2012  

April 06, 2012 edition of the Nelson Star