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Careless campfire threatens Spicer farm By Claire Paradis Arrow Lakes News
The fellow who was bucking wood by the Spicer’s farm on the long weekend and decided to build a small fire got the fire chief smoking mad. The little fire he built on the grassy expanse between the beach and the Spicer’s house quickly escaped its small circle of stones and raced over the tinder-dry straw. Luckily for Janet Spicer and the fire lighter, the wind was blowing east, not north. Even so, the flames reached the plastic fencing at the edge of the farm and completely melted it. If the fire had reached one of the farm’s outbuildings, Fire Chief Terry Warren said, it could have burned all the way to the Hydro substation or the hospital. It was all a mere matter of chance that it didn’t. “It was just stupid,” said the fuming fire chief, who emphasized there are burning restrictions and bylaws in place for a reason. Backyard fires are permitted, but they come with restrictions to ensure they are safe, he said, and so that
something like the brushfire in front of the Spicer’s doesn’t happen. Campfires, open fires with an eighteen-inch diameter, are allowed with a permit, Warren explained, but fire enthusiasts must always watch the fire and have shovels and sufficient water on hand, just in case. “Check your bylaws before you burn,” he advised. Burns are also regulated to ensure that the air remains relatively free of particulate matter that can affect people with asthma or breathing problems, he said. Fires can make a dent in your bank account as well as in the quality of the air. Whether or not you like it, you can be blamed for what they do. Even though it may have been an accident that a fire spread, if it was lit by you, you still can be held responsible for any damages, said Warren. The fire chief recommended taking any old leaves you’re tempted to pile high and light up over to the Spicer’s farm instead, where they use them as mulch and compost. So, check the bylaws, keep an eye on your fire at all times, have water and shovels at the ready, and don’t
Nakusp Fire Chief Terry Warren stands in front of Spicer’s farm, where a neglected fire melted fencing and threatened nearby buildings. CLAIRE PARADIS/ARROW LAKES NEWS take off until the coals are cold. Is that it? Nope. “For God’s sakes if a fire gets away on you, call us,” said the fire chief, who was still burning up that not a single person called the grass fire in during the long weekend. If you’re in doubt about a fire you
see call the fire department, said Warren, who has a list of all fires permitted on any given day. The firewood-collecting firebug was found and has since made the rounds, getting a talking to from both RCMP and Warren. I’m sure his cheeks were burning with shame.
Kootenay wildfire dispute still simmering By Greg Nesteroff
Four prescription burns in the Regional District of Central Kootenay are on hold while local politicians haggle with the province over funding. The provincial government has already approved its share of the projects near Boswell, Edgewood, Harrop/Procter, and Arrow Creek, intended to reduce the risk of wildfire spreading from forests to communities. But the regional district balked this week at picking up $110,000 of the $459,000 price tag, following a rule change last year that puts local government on the hook for 10 per cent of projects under $100,000 and 25 per cent above it. Previously, the province paid the whole shot. Another 20 burns in high priority areas are expected to cost $2 million to $3 million.
Regional district chair John Kettle says they can’t easily come up with their portion. “We don’t have money we can grab out of thin air to help these prescriptions,” he says. “Are they sorely needed? You bet. All our water systems and watersheds are at risk.” Kettle says a dedicated tax service to fund their share does not exist, although it might be accomplished through an existing service. Last month the chairs of the three Kootenay regional districts — who call their areas “among the highest risk for wildfire in the province” — met with Forests Minister Steve Thomson to seek solutions. “The current funding formula has greatly limited our ability to actively engage in interface fuel treatments, and has stretched our budgets and staff resources,” they told Thomson in a letter. “Without necessary restructuring, this important program will lose political supmps nity cha u m m o c
port, and as a result, we believe Kootenay communities will be placed at risk.” The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has pulled out of the program, while RDCK chair Kettle and Arrow Lakes director Paul Peterson put projects in their areas in “abeyance.” East Shore director Garry Jackman and rural Nelson director Ramona Faust did the same this week. Jackman called it a “strategic position.” “We’d be foolish to undertake this without the money in hand,” he said. Rural Castlegar director Andy Davidoff said it didn’t take long after his election to realize wildfire risk is a “huge” issue. “It’s a travesty for our government to offer a program and place such limitations on it that we can’t protect our citizens,” he said. Administrator Jim Gustafson agreed protecting citizens is “the most important thing a government can do,” but added the projects
have hidden costs, including administration and hiring consultants and contractors. Regional districts are expected to absorb those costs, he said, and there is no contingency if the projects go over budget. Kettle is optimistic the forests ministry will come back with changes to make the program more acceptable to regional districts, and believes their message came across loud and clear. “That’s a heavyweight deal when you bring in three regional districts at once and we all agree,” he said. “I think we got their attention. [Thomson] was concerned something they felt was really good is not being implemented the way they thought.” The RDCK is also bringing a motion before the Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments asking the province to pick up the full tab for fuel management projects.
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Five Kootenaians nominated for Queen’s medal also been an active member of the Castlegar Aquanauts. The nominations came at the request of MP Alex Atamanenko, who put out the call for worthy candidates in his riding. The medal, created to mark the 60th anniversary of the queen’s ascension to the throne, will be presented to 60,000 Canadians this year to honour “significant contributions and achievements.”
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Industry Canada pulls Community Access Program funding across Canada
Is this a sign of the future? Industry Canada recently notiďŹ ed CAP sites that their funding had been cut as of March 31, 2012. CLAIRE PARADIS/ARROW LAKES NEWS
By Claire Paradis Arrow Lakes News
Around the corner from the School Board office is the computer-filled CAP site where anyone
can go use a computer and a printer if they need one. Itâ€™s a pretty busy place that sees 4,000 or so visits each year. But apparently the feds donâ€™t care how many people are helped.
Federal government department Industry Canadaâ€™s decision to cut all funding to the Community Access Program, CAP, effective as of March 31, 2012 has left many centres reeling. â€œThis decision to cease CAP funding came out in a letter on April 4, 2012 which explained the funding had stopped on March 31, 2012,â€? said CBAL co-ordinator Liz Gillis, â€œThere was no apparent lead up to this decision and as we speak, we are operating in the â€˜red.â€™â€? Until the belated notice in early April, Nakuspâ€™s CAP site had received $4,000 a year from Industry Canada for operating expenses: rent, telephone and internet connection. Funding for salaries and supplies for programs has been provided by Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL). The governmentâ€™s decision to axe the funding is based on the idea that CAP is â€œmission accomplished,â€? said Gillis, which isnâ€™t true. â€œThe Government of Canada recognizes the importance of a nationally accessible digital infrastructure and narrowing the digital divide,â€? responded StĂŠfanie Power from Industry Canada Media Relations, who claimed that â€œby summer 2012, when all Broadband Canada projects are completed â€” and taking into account other provincial and private sector initiatives â€” fewer than 2 percent of Canadian households will be without access to basic broadband service of 1.5 megabits per second.â€?
This simply isnâ€™t the case where we live, said Gillis, who says visitors to the CAP site include people who may not have a computer or internet for a variety of reasons. â€œFixed income folks who canâ€™t afford a computer or internet connection, beginners who need help with computer skills, people looking for information on the internet, people who cannot get high speed in the area because of geographic challenges,â€? listed Gillis. Tourists also round out the visitor numbers, with many people coming to check their email or do some online banking when theyâ€™re travelling, or searching out information about the area. But the CAP site is more than just an internet cafĂŠ, noted Gillis. â€œThere is much more that takes place here,â€? said Gillis, â€œFor instance, through CBAL, we offer free beginner computers courses to older adults and many workshops. Over the past three years, we have also donated approximately 70 refurbished computer packages to families in need through donated used computer parts.â€? Although the CAP site wonâ€™t be closing its doors right now, the withdrawal of support from Industry Canada is a severe blow, and Gillis is working to reinstate the funding or find other sources. She encourages everyone to contact MP David Wilks and urge him to reinstate the funding so the CAP site can remain a resource open to the community.
RDCK passes second smart meter motion By Greg Nesteroff
The Regional District of Central Kootenay has adopted a second resolution backing the rights of power consumers to decline smart meters. While the board passed a motion in January asking FortisBC to give customers the chance to opt out of the controversial devices, East Shore director Garry Jackman says this one, voted on Thursday, broadens that request to include BC Hydro. It states the board supports the right of any property owner to not have a smart meter â€œplaced on their property without their express written permission, especially as it relates to health issues and concerns.â€?
However, before the debate began, administrator Jim Gustafson told the board he felt the issue was best administered by the BC Utilities Commission. â€œIâ€™m not sure the board has jurisdiction,â€? he said. â€œI urge the board to seek a legal opinion so we donâ€™t compromise ourselves.â€? Rural Samo director Hans Cunningham agreed the board ultimately has no control over the matter, but the motion was a â€œstatement of intent and belief.â€? â€œItâ€™s the same as declaring ourselves a nuclear free zone. We canâ€™t tell Fortis or any power company what to do, but it is a statement of belief.â€? Chair John Kettle said he was concerned about the perception the resolution
would leave. â€œIâ€™m not sure this is government at its best,â€? he said. â€œWe provide taxpayers with services. I donâ€™t know that they want us to be the Don Quixote of all causes.â€? Kettle said the motion â€œmay be represented in a negative context, or in a light you donâ€™t want to be presented.â€? Rural Kaslo director Andy Shadrack, who introduced the motion, said it was in response to BC Hydro preparing to install smart meters in his region in June. He asked the company for an opt-out provision but was told there wouldnâ€™t be one. Heâ€™s also concerned that unlike FortisBC, BC Hydroâ€™s smart meter initiative is bypassing the utilities commission. Shadrack said Hydro has been asked re-
peatedly to attend a meeting in his area to explain and justify the metersâ€™ necessity, but has not done so. The motion passed with Kettle and directors Lawrence Chernoff (Castlegar) and Greg Lay (Kaslo) opposed. The earlier motion, adopted in January came after a presentation from the local chapter of Citizens for Safe Technology, which is concerned about health effects of the meters, as well as safety and privacy. However, FortisBC said its â€œadvanced metering infrastructureâ€? would have many benefits, including a more reliable grid, less wasted energy, and reduced theft. The board stopped short of calling for a moratorium on the devices.
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This huge Easter basket in the Special Olympics draw was won by Katie Gerrard.
Shabby shack could ruin fishing fun for all
PHOTO COURTESY OF JANET ROYKO
Generosity wins big in Special Olympics raffle Editor, This is the story of the raffle for Special Olympics. The first ticket we drew was from Norm Hales. He had choice of prizes and decided to take the Canucks hockey stick, and then donated it back to Special Olympics. This was the hockey stick Ben Big Canoe won last spring, signed by Daniel Sedin, that was donated back to us by Christine. So the second ticket drawn by David Cold (athlete) was for Diane Zuch, and I left a message that she had won the Easter ham basket on her
answering machine. After consultation, we decided to draw another ticket for the hockey stick. David (Royko) drew his own name, a ticket that some generous man had bought and had David’s name put on it. What are the chances in 400 tickets?? So we decided that was not fair, and Gabi gave David a chocolate Easter bunny, and he drew another ticket. This time we got a winner: Katie Gerrard. Way to go Katie! Janet Royko Nakusp, B.C.
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This “infamous” ﬁshing shanty could ruin chances for future ice ﬁshing on Summit Lake if it doesn’t get cleaned up soon. PHOTO COURTESY OF TERESA ZANIER
Editor, Have you noticed on your drive past Summit Lake recently a fishing shanty, although weathered by the brisk winter and now a spirited spring, lingering out on the ever-so-dwindling ice? Not only is the shack slowly sinking into the thinning ice as the days get warmer, but so are the two chairs, debris and garbage around it. Who would be so thoughtless as to leave this out on the ice for the lake to swallow up as the ice slowly disappears? On any given weekend throughout this past winter, it was a familiar sight out on Summit Lake: families of all ages tak-
ing advantage of being allowed to fish on the little lake. So were the fish stories growing with each tug of a hook and squeals of laughter from a child about to catch their first fish. The constant stream of activity on the lake was hard to miss and the many memories created this past winter were abundant. And now there is a fisherman or woman out there who also enjoyed this past winter on the ice of Summit Lake, filling his or her freezer with the bounties of the waters with no doubt a fishing story or two of their own, who has carelessly, in lazy haste, not removed their fishing shack from the surface. What is left now is
only for the lake itself to swallow the refuse into its depths and for it to avoidably pollute the pristine beauty of Summit Lake we have all come to love and enjoy. If you know of the person or persons to whom the shack belongs or have any information in regards to this infamous shack, please call toll free 1-877-9527277 and anonymously speak with a Conservation Officer. It is unfortunate for the people of this area as in too many instances before this that the actions of one may jeopardize the future enjoyment of others. Teresa Zanier Nakusp, B.C.
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B.C. allows alcohol in movie theatres By Tom Fletcher
The B.C. government has created a new liquor licence that allows theatres to serve alcohol during movie showings. Rich Coleman, the cabinet minister responsible for B.C. liquor and gambling policy, says the change will get rid of red tape for theatres that could get a licence to serve alcohol for live events, but couldn’t show movies in the same place. The new licence will allow theatres to serve drinks in the lobby, but patrons won’t be able to take drinks to their movie seat unless the room is adults-
only. Coleman said unlike the stands at a hockey game or out in a well-lit lobby, it’s difficult for operators to see if minors are sneaking drinks in a dark theatre. A multiplex cinema now has the option of designating one theatre for adults only and serving drinks, an approach that has caught on in other jurisdictions along with larger seats and tables. The licence would also cover an adults-only lounge adjacent to the theatre. Other theatres that have live shows will be able to take part in film festivals without having to close their bar or apply for a new licence. “People are trying to save the older
theatres, where it’s just a single-screen operation, and trying to have two types of business in order to basically survive and make those older traditional heritage-type theatres work,” Coleman said. Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba already have similar licences for movie theatres. Jeremy Bator, president of the Motion Picture Theatre Association of B.C., praised the move. “These changes will have a positive impact on so many levels, including increased jobs, a better guest experience and a more level playing field in the increasingly competitive landscape of entertainment in Canada,” Bator said.
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Ellen Weatherhead and Sage Reimer will be able to get ice cream at the theatre soon but no beer, even when they turn 19.
By Claire Paradis Arrow Lakes News
Is beer coming to Arrow Lakes Theatre? “No, not really,” said Arrow Lakes Theatre owner Shelley White when asked if it was likely that theatre-goers would be able to sit down in the theatre with a can of beer and watch a movie. “We’ve got mostly kids,” she said. Although it’s now legally possible to serve
boozy drinks in B.C. public theatres, it won’t affect the beverage offerings at the theatre here in Nakusp, according to White. The next big thing at the theatre will be soft ice cream cones, which will start to be served once the weather gets and stays warm enough. Until then, it’s not worth the bother, much like beer. “It’s a lot of work with ice cream,” said White. Imagine the headache a beer float would create.
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NSS students skip meals to raise money for water By Kathleen Fox
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On April 20 and 21, approximately 50 Nakusp Secondary School students will be participating in a 30 Hour Famine. The group is trying to raise $1,000 to go to children and families in the Democratic Republic of Congo without water, where the money will go towards putting in wells and pumps. To show their support, the group is not
only collecting pledges but also going 30 hours without food. They are encouraged to drink lots of juice and water, and half-way through the famine they will receive one cup of cooked rice. Two years ago, some students choose to either slowly eat their rice and saved it for breakfast the following day, while others ate theirs immediately. Parkour Nakusp will be working with the fasting students and those who choose can
take a lesson. Some participants are involved to help change the dire statistic that, according to famine.ca, one in eight people aren’t able to get clean drinking water. Raelene Agar is taking part “to fundraise for water and to kind of get a feel for what it is to go without food... in a way.” She plans on collecting $200 in donations. Liva Niquidet says, “I haven’t been able to participate until this year, but I really
wanted to.” Her goal is to raise $50. Trinity Miller, another of approximately fifty participants, hopes to raise $75 and is “almost there!” To donate online go to: bit.ly/HftD5C or contact a participant. Some facts from www.famine.ca: •1.4 million children die every year from diseases caused by unclean water. •Some children walk seven kilometres a day to get clean water.
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CBT and Lynda Lafleur are ready and waiting to help with your project Did you know: • There are six general areas that the CBT is concerned with? They are: community, social, environment, economic, water and youth, and each of them has at least three different subcategories. Nakusp has received funding for projects as varied in scale as the Emergency Services Building to the school backpack program.
CBT CEO Neil Munth and Arrow Lakes Search and Rescue’s Gordon Hogaboam seated in the latest addition to Search and Rescue’s resources, a boat for water rescues. PHOTO COURTESY OF CBT
By Claire Paradis Arrow Lakes News
Columbia Basin Trust has a beautiful office on the main street of Nakusp and most people around town know vaguely that if they need funding, they could try for a grant from the CBT. What they might not know is their very own pet project might qualify for some help too, and that Lynda Lafleur is ready and keen to get people the help they need. The CBT was created in 1995 to benefit the residents of the Columbia Basin, the region adversely affected by the Columbia River Treaty. That much most people know. Not a lot of people know that the CBT doesn’t receive funding from the province any more, they are now reaping the gains from their investments, most of which are in power projects like the Waneta expansion. Due to large investments like the Waneta expansion, the projected benefits are looking up for the future, which is a remarkable thing in these times of econom-
ic crunch. CBT is looking at more than doubling the current delivery of benefits, which is around $18 million, to a whopping $50 million by the year 2019/2020. Got a project you need a hand with? Think you might in the next decade or so? Keep the CBT in mind. Not many people know that the CBT’s stated mission is to “support efforts by the people of the Basin to create a legacy of social, economic and environmental wellbeing and to achieve greater self-sufficiency for present and future generations.” What this means, said Lynda Lafleur, is that CBT works directly with people. She said that about 10 per cent of her day is spent on administration or paperwork, but the vast majority of it is spent with people, including getting to wherever they are. The area she is responsible for stretches from Revelstoke to Crescent Valley, from Edgewood to Kaslo to Meadow Creek. Many smaller communities don’t have specialized staff to write grants. Lafleur is happy to do what needs to be done if she has the knowledge, she said, and there are
always other CBT staff available to help as well. “It varies from case to case,” said Lafleur, who emphasized that her job was about helping people bring great ideas to fruition. “People just have to give me a call,” she invited. In practise, this means that if someone thinks there’s a need in the community, they can talk to Lafleur and start the ball rolling to address it. She will help them look at the feasibility of what they want to do, put them in touch with other people who may already be working on the same issue, and point them in the direction of resources and funding to get the job done. An example of this in Nakusp is the recent application by Parkour Nakusp for funding to get a youth centre opened up in town. The PK team met with Lafleur to discuss what first steps needed to be taken, and she encouraged them to write up a proposal for funding. “At the end of the day, it’s fun to contribute to your community,” she said. “It’s a really rewarding job.”
Vote for your favorite project By Claire Paradis Arrow Lakes News
The community vote on Nakusp and Area K projects applying for Community Initiatives and Affected Areas funding from the CBT are happening Wednesday, April 18 at the Nakusp Library at 7 p.m. and the Nakusp Arena Auditorium at 12 p.m. All proposed projects will have a display and someone on hand to explain what they hope to do with the grant money they are asking for, so feel free to ask questions. Area K Director Paul Peterson and Nakusp Mayor Karen Hamling have been keen to keep the process one that is open to public participation through voting, something that doesn’t occur in all areas that get funding. In other areas, funding is given to projects by a select committee. Mayor Hamling is continually impressed by the level of voter turn out at the funding polls. The community makes wise decisions, she said, so let them vote for what they want. For Nakusp and Area, there is $179,000 available for both small and large grant requests this year, which is good news for local project hopefuls. Here is a list of the groups and their projects this year for Nakusp and Area K: Arrow and Slocan Community Services – Nakusp Food Bank and Breakfast Program Nakusp and Area Community Recreation Society – Kuskanax
Mountain Trail expansion project Arrow Lakes Historical Society – Two-storey addition to the Centennial Building Arrow Lakes Running Group – Nakusp Spring 5k/10k Run Arrow Lakes Search and Rescue – Emergency Response Equipment Bayview Residents Association – Fire Equipment, Siren, Pump Cultural Community of Nakusp and Area Society – Serving kitchen completion: counters, shelves, fridge, freezer Halcyon Assisted Living – Senior’s Life Enhancement Project Nakusp and District Museum Society – Assist with the Centennial Building Addition Nakusp Branch #71, Senior Citizens Association of B.C. – Nakusp Senior Citizens activity Centre heating systems upgrade Nakusp Public Library Association – Ten projects to Modernize the Library Nakusp Ski Club Association – Backpack project Nakusp Ski Club Association – Foundation to phase 1 (rental shop) for Summit Lake Ski Area Silverwing Ecological Consulting – Kootenay Community Bay Project: landowner packages Slocan Solutions Society – Volunteer Bureau Valhalla Summer School of Fine Arts Society – Theatre Instruction and Music Education
•The CBT is also in charge of educating Basin residents about the Columbia River Treaty, a hot topic as the earliest date for Canada or the U.S. to say they don’t want to be a part of it any more is coming up in 2014.
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BIRDS OF NAKUSP
Welcoming the latest wave of Spring migrants
Gary Davidson Birds of Nakusp Spring migration – I have been reminded recently just what an amazing spectacle this is! A friend of mine from Australia is currently living in Nakusp; migration in Australia is barely noticeable in much of the country. The vast majority of birds there remain year-round; Australian birders do not witness a mass departure in the fall or the dramatic return in the spring. But that’s exactly what’s happening now in B.C. I had been away during the Easter long weekend but on Tuesday I spent a few hours birding around town, in Brouse and up to Box and Summit Lake. I saw eleven species of birds that were not here prior to the weekend. This pattern will continue now for a few more weeks, with new species arriving almost daily. Some of the most noticeable arrivals are the ducks. During the winter we normally
A Townsend’s Solitare enjoys the berries from a backyard pyracantha bush.
have three or four species on Arrow Lake; so far in April I have seen 16 species of ducks. Other early arrivals include Common Loon, Merlin, Killdeer, Violet-green and Tree Swallows, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend’s Solitaire, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Savannah, Lincoln’s and Fox Sparrows and Brewer’s Blackbirds. In addition to these arrivals, there are other signs marking the changing seasons.
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Birds make an assortment of noises all year, but each species has its own unique song that it sings only during the breeding season. Song Sparrows, Blackcapped Chickadees, Oregon Juncos, American Robins and Varied Thrush are all singing now. Woodpeckers don’t sing but have their own method of making their presence known; they drum rapidly on trees. Some woodpeckers, Northern Flickers in particular, have learned that some surfaces make even more noise than a tree trunk. Metal roofs and the metal covers to street lamps seem to be favourites. In some species, there is a change of plumage in the spring. Most notable is probably the American Goldfinch. All winter long they have been wearing their winter clothes of subdued greens, greys and yellows. But now they are turning bright yel-
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low and sporting small black caps – quite a transformation! And nest building is well underway in some species. There is a pair of chickadees excavating a hole in a dead birch in my yard and the Bald Eagle is already sitting on eggs at Summit Lake. At the back of my house I have a pyracantha bush. I planted it years ago because I’d seen birds eating the berries on these bushes elsewhere. But for years nothing came to my berries. They would remain on the bush all winter and then dry up and fall off in spring. But during the last couple of weeks two birds have discovered my pyracantha. First came a robin and then a Townsend’s Solitaire. Each day, both visit the bush several times to eat a few berries. The robin appears to be the boss; the solitaire quickly leaves if the robin comes back. Both are members of the thrush family and
therefore eat insects and berries. The robin will probably remain and nest somewhere in the yard; the solitaire is a migrant and will likely be gone in a few days. Some of the arriving migrants, such as the Yellow-rumped Warbler and the Ruby-crowned Kinglet, are small forest birds and they may go unnoticed by many people. But during the next week I expect two very obvious species to show up in Nakusp: Osprey and Rufous Hummingbird. Every year the Osprey shows up here in mid-April and the hummingbird is generally just a few days behind. If you plan to put out a hummingbird feeder this year, now would be a good time to get it out and give it a good cleaning. Hummingbirds are very susceptible to bacterial and fungal infections, so cleanliness is essential!
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Figure skaters have their cake at awards banquet By Claire Paradis Arrow Lakes News
Kids, parents and organizers gathered in the Nakusp Auditorium Arena for the Nakusp Figure Skating Club awards banquet last week. Attendees lined up for something to drink and a piece of cake adorned with photos of highlights from the skaters’ latest season.
Settling down in seats crowded around banquet tables, the skaters and their families were treated to a slide show of a few captured moments on ice that gave everyone time to finish up their cake in time for the awards. Awards were given to skaters just able to balance on blades to high-jumping, twirling figure skaters. Everyone walked away fuller and energized about the latest figure skating season.
FIgure Skating coach Sabrina Hinson with Tiny Tots skaters Hannah and Nadine McKenzie. CLAIRE PARADIS/ARROW LAKES NEWS Coach Sabrina Hinson (top left) joined Canskaters for a photo opportunity at the banquet.
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Figure Skating STARskaters: in back: Rachel Wiebe, Jessica Zorn, Kimberly Hill, Kennedy Pazurik, Tamara Cann; middle: Sabrina Hinson, Lindsay Cann; front: Kiley Waterﬁeld CLAIRE PARADIS/ARROW LAKES NEWS
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Reached in Toronto between stops in New York and Chicago, Falcon said Thursday’s AAA credit rating reports by Moody’s Investors Services and Standard and Poor’s show that B.C. continues to compare favourably to other jurisdictions emerging from the 2008-09 recession. “In a world of great uncertainty, we’re part of a pretty elite, small club, a shrinking club of jurisdictions that enjoy the strongest possible credit rating,” Falcon said. “There is a lot of investment interest in British Columbia.” B.C. started its fiscal year April 1 with a deficit expected to be $969 million, returning to a $154 million surplus by 2013-14 and a spring election. “The province’s plan to balance its budget by 2013-14 is feasible given its track record of effective fiscal management,” Moody’s said in its credit rating report. Falcon said B.C.’s growing Asia trade is looked on favourably by bankers and private investors, which he has lined up a series of meetings with this week. They notice projected spending limited to two per cent overall, and a record of meeting budget targets, he said. Ontario is collecting HST revenues, but aims to take until 2017-18 to get get its $16 billion deficit back into the black. Moody’s warned Ontario in December of a possible credit rating downgrade if it fails to meet that target, a change that would increase government borrowing costs.
Federal electoral boundaries set to change Canada’s electoral map is going to change. Every 10 years, Canada’s electoral boundaries are reviewed and redrawn to account for movement and growth in the population. That time has come. The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia, recently established, has begun its review of the province’s federal electoral districts. The three-person commission is headed by the Honourable John E. Hall and commissioners Mr. Stewart Ladyman and Mr. J. Peter Meekison.
The British Columbia Commission is one of 10 independent federal electoral boundaries commissions created by law to redraw the boundaries of Canada’s federal electoral districts. The work of readjusting British Columbia’s federal electoral boundaries is not simply a mathematical exercise whereby each electoral district ends up with roughly the same number of people, but rather a balancing act that must take into consideration communities of interest or identity as well as a district’s history and geographic size. British Columbia’s population has increased from 3,907,738 in 2001 to 4,400,057 in 2011, and the Commission is currently formulating a proposal for British Columbia’s 42 seats in the House of Commons to reflect the population growth and shifts. The British Columbia Commission will publish its proposal outlining the new electoral map in a few months,
and public hearings will follow at various locations across the province. Advertisements in newspapers and on the Commission’s website will notify British Columbians of the dates, time and place of these hearings where groups and individuals can participate in the process and share their opinions. The public hearings and input from the electorate had a great impact on the electoral boundaries created by the last commission in 2002. If you’d like to provide your comments to the members of the British Columbia Commission while they are developing their initial proposal, you are invited to contact them by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mail by April 20, 2012. To learn more about the redistribution of British Columbia’s federal electoral districts, visit www.federalredistribution.ca.
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This Week in History
VILLAGE OF NAKUSP
This Week in History features a selection of stories from the Arrow Lakes News archives
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April 19, 1972 - Wartime relic will soon vanish from New Denver The last Japanese bathhouse, located on a village owned lot in the area known as the Orchard in New Denver, will soon be torn down. The 14 by 28 foot building, reported to have remained unused for the past three years but still containing boilers, became a victim of last winter’s snow, which caved its roof in. At the last meeting of New Denver’s council, it was decided the building must be cleared from the lot and the property to be put up for public sale.
April 21, 1982 - Arsonist lights fire in school Internment houses at Slocan City are graced with a rainbow in the days when the Japanese Canadians were re-located from the coast. It was a scene that belies the true hardship these people faced through the long years of WWII. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ARROW LAKES HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND CRESCENT BAY CONSTRUCTION
April 16, 1942 Local “Goliath” bags bear with stone We often hear stories of large fish and huge bears being caught by hunters, sometimes exaggerated, but to A.E. Bennett of Nakusp goes the honour of having bagged his bear with a stone. This is how he did it. Whilst on his way to Nelson last Sunday along with other members of the Legion to attend a Legion Convention between Silverton and Slocan one of the party spotted the bear ahead. A burst of speed was made to catch up but upon reaching the spot, Mr. Bruin had leaped over the bank to apparent safety. However, the party was bent on seeing all the sights so all got out to get a better view. On looking over the bank, they found the bear giving menacing glances and the only means of self-defence, in case of attack was
rocks. So the boys took the “offensive” and a deluge of rocks followed but none took effect until “Bombardier” Bennet, who with precision-like aim, cooly dropped a good-sized rock on the bear’s head. It had a deadly affect for he hit the dust as though he had been struck by a cannon ball. Mr. Bennett is generally quite a modest man but he did admit (after the kill) that he had had quite a little experience in this method of hunting “in the early days” whilst prospecting in Colorado.
April 19, 1962 Minor baseball league organizes
Firemen were called to Nakusp Secondary School on Friday morning to exhaust smoke from the boys’ washroom after a fire threatened the whole school. Shortly after recess on Friday, April 16, Paul Guidon entered the boys’ washroom to discover flames were rising above the partition of one of the cubicles. Principal Mike Reid pulled the alarm and the school was evacuated quickly. Teachers and students didn’t realize there was a fire in the school. The fire was contained in the cubicle which saw the paper dispenser and partition wall destroyed. Firemen were called to suck smoke out of the building and to check to make sure there was no spread of the flames. Arson is suspected.
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You’ll get only one chance, Pisces. Don’t blow it. Attention to detail is everything. Experimentation in the kitchen makes for exciting mealtimes.
Affairs of the heart move front and center, and passion burns bright. A review of your finances confirms you’re on the up and up. Congrats, Cancer.
Waste not, want not, Leo. The need to go green becomes clear and you must get all hands on deck for the ultimate impact. A secret is revealed.
Traipsing down memory lane inspires you to make a big change. Don’t keep your family guessing, Virgo. Spill the beans and prepare for a joyful reaction.
May 21– June 21
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Wise up, Aries. All is not as it seems at home. Something is up, and the sooner you find out what it is, the sooner you can join the fun.
Money troubles come to an end with some strategic planning. A million opportunities are in store. Enjoy your time in the sun, Taurus.
You receive rave reviews for a job well done. Celebrate with a few close friends. A design plan nears completion. One final push, Gemini.
You can spin it anyway you want, Libra, but what’s done is done. You can’t go back, so you might as well go forward and that might involve making amends.
Support for an idea mounts, and you must be prepared to act, Scorpio, should the green light be given. Health woes ease for a family member with some trusted advice.
The debate at home begins. Stay on the fence for as long as you need to, Sagittarius. Rush and you could end up in a bit of a pickle.
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Community Concert must double as fund raiser
The Fire Valley Band brings its unique sound all the way from Edgewood to the Leland April 21. PHOTO COURTESY OF SIMONA PLACKOVA
Fire Valley Band set for Nakusp show Are you tired of endless spring cleaning and feel that itchy small town cabin fever? It’s time to dust the cobwebs off your dancing shoes and shake out your pretty dress. All the way down the road from Edgewood, a good time is headed your way. The Fire Valley Band will bring their show to the Leland Bar on Saturday April 21. No cover charge and the music starts at 9 p.m. This community sevenpiece band promises rhythm, blues & soul with high energy, eclectic musical talent, and a reportoire that will have everyone on the floor whether you’re barely legal or a two-stepping senior citizen. This group was put together by band leader Brother Ray Lemelin as a wedding gift for a lovely local couple. Their first performance was on a flatbed trailer at the ballpark in Edgewood. After the party, when the band
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The Arrow Lakes Arts Council announces the Community Artists’ Concert to be held on Sunday, April 22. at the Bonnington Arts Centre starting at 2 p.m. This concert is being held as a fund raiser to help the Arts Council raise funds to support our concert series that we have held every season for 34 years. The government cut backs in both grants and gaming money is seriously affecting the ability of arts councils to continue bringing in professional artists to local communities throughout the province. Come on out and support your local talented art-
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ists as they perform for you. These artists all come from the Arrow Lakes and the Slocan Lake communities, and are pleased to come and showcase their talents to help raise funds for professional and Kootenay artists to come to the Arrow Lakes. There will be a donation jar at the door for your contributions towards our future concert series. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and it will be open seating. That means you get to pick your seats for this concert. Come out on Sunday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m. to see and hear your local artistic community showcase their talents for you.
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16 ■ Arrow Lakes News ■ Wednesday, April 18, 2012
A crafty way to spend time with folks
Marilyn Boxwell Seniors helping seniors A friend of mine recently asked me for details concerning the availability or even the existence of locally-based hobby craft groups and creative leisure time opportunities in general whose members are open to welcoming newcomers into their folds. This, regardless of the hopeful enthusiasts’ level of skills and ability. I happened to be thumbing through a vintage arts magazine at the time, and since the enquiry seasoned my curiosity, it wasn’t long before I felt an urge to begin the search for at least some answers to my friend’s thought-provoking question. For a time, it seemed that very few if any organized craft groups that are open to the public are in existence at the moment, although this was not the case just a few years ago. With the rapid demographic changes taking place within our community, it seems that our local artists and artisans may be at risk of losing touch with one another and along with that the inherent skills and wisdom associated with our cultural history. Could this be true? I set about checking in with various creative resources to reinforce my belief that numerous neighbourhoods remain enlivened by the demonstrated creative accomplishments of many talented individuals. The response to my question has led me to believe that the world of contemporary as well as traditional handmade crafts of by-gone days were very much perceived as part of one’s ev-
eryday activities within a majority of Nakusp area households over past generations. At least up until the rapid and often times explosive introduction to today’s overcrowded consumer markets of vast quantities of primarily foreign-based factory made items, produced en masse by machines not people. Furthermore, what I have learned is that traditionally handmade arts and crafts, which even now continue to be encouraged by such organizations as our local Arts Council and its member-groups, have represented an important aspect of the Nakusp region’s cultural as well as economic development over the past century. In a recent chat with multi-arts and crafts proponents Christine Meyer and Winnie Imrie, I learned that they had made the decision to re-establish a central craft group which at one time had existed in the village until it lapsed into a period of (temporary) inactivity. “It helps when we meet together and show each other the techniques needed to learn new skills,” Meyer noted and Imrie agreed, emphasizing that “getting to know what other crafters are doing creates a feeling of belonging and helps us to remain more independent and connected with the community.” Both women have emerged as successful in their search for creative and sustainable living throughout their lives. Now residents of Rotary Villa seniors housing, they wish to lend encouragement and support to their friends and neighbours who would like to take up a new hobby or revive a past activity, and would love to pass along their knowledge to others, including our youth. An invitation is extended to all interested persons to drop in, bring along your own craft projects, and enjoy the social opportunity and exchange of ideas at the regular Thursday afternoon craft group. It’s open to everyone, is free and it meets at the Rotary Villa (new building), second-floor lounge (wheelchair accessible) between the hours of 1-4 p.m. For more information, contact Winnie Imrie at 265-9969.
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Winnie Imrie, an avid crafter, examines a piece of knitting in progress. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARILYN BOXWELL.
Shift happens in Nakusp
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25
PRESCHOOL LITERACY PROGRAM AT LUCERNE “Ready Set Learn” is here again. Activities
NAKUSP BUSINESS RETENTION AND EXPANSION PROJECT Business owners and commu-
supporting numeracy, literacy, small and large motor development and kindergarten transition for 3-5 year olds from 1-3 p.m. Please call 358-7768 or 358-7766 to register.
nity members who are interested in learning more about this exciting project are invited to attend the meeting at 7 p.m. in the Emergency Services Building. For more information, contact Susan DeSandoli, 250-265-9919 or Laurie Page 250-265-4542.
PUBLIC INPUT FOR AREA K AND NAKUSP CBT FUNDING Project applicants for Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs are presenting their proposals to the public. The advanced poll of the community vote will be held at 7p.m. at the Nakusp Public Library.
SATURDAY, APRIL 21 SPRING QUILT SHOW The Nakusp Quilt Guild is having its Spring show at the Seniors Hall 210-8th Ave NW Nakusp from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Not only with there be quilts and crafts on display, there will be coffee, tea and treats as well as random door prize draws.
SUNDAY, APRIL 22 PUBLIC INPUT FOR AREA K AND NAKUSP CBT FUNDING Project applicants for Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs are presenting their proposals to the public. The community vote will be held at 12:00 p.m. at the Nakusp Arena. GRAD 2012 BINGO Doors open at 6 p.m. at the Legion; lots of fun and great cake rafﬂes and goodies.
TUESDAY, APRIL 23 AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING INITIATIVE Learn about the housing initiative. Meeting starts 9 a.m. at the Nakusp Arena Auditorium.
PRESCHOOL LITERACY PROGRAM AT LUCERNE See description above.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
“The Shift” is a new and original play by Janet Royko (right) pictured here with fast-moving cast member Anji Jones. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARILYN BOXWELL
ROTARY CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AND LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Come celebrate
Contributed by Marilyn Boxwell
Nakusp’s 2011 Citzen of the Year at the Legion. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. At the Legion Hall. Dinner will be served by the Legion Auxiliary at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15.
Billed as a contemporary message reminiscent of the 60s and what was then termed the “Summer of Love,” the Mirror Theatre stage presentation of local playwright Janet Royko’s latest work entitled “The Shift – a play with music” made its mid-April debut at the Bonnington Arts Centre in Nakusp. In the opening scene, a group of characters seeking further meaning in their lives feel drawn together in order to find a common connection with the goal, from that point on, of co-creating a new reality. As individuals, they already possess both the knowledge and the skills needed in order to manifest their goal, in a more cognizant way through cooperative and collective action, than those who had felt the energies of the
MIRROR THEATRE PRESENTS “THE SHIFT” See description above. Doors at 6:30 p.m., entry by donation at the Silverton Art Gallery.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 PRESCHOOL LITERACY PROGRAM AT LUCERNE See description above.
SATURDAY, MAY 5 HALCYON HOUSE GARAGE SALE Donations are being accepted now at Halcyon House (no large furniture, please). For more info 250-265-3693 ext. 3, or call Karolina 250-265-8007. NEW DENVER HOSPICE YARD SALE Keep us in mind while doing your spring cleaning. Place and time will be posted later. Phone Sharon@ 358-2558. No clothes please.
60s, according to Royko. Adeptly employing music, dance and invention, this thought-provoking play appeared successful in precipitating a shift in everyone’s experience overall. Co-directed by Janet Royko and Cameron Gordon, the uplifting performance featured a well-rehearsed and colourful nine member cast and the stage crew. Also featured were Ty Klassen and Rick Offerman on vocals and acoustic guitars, inviting audience participation. Cliff Woffenden performed on drums along with Cassia Parent, a talented dance choreographer who also performed on the ukulele. A further performance of “The Shift” will take place on Saturday, April 28 beginning at 7 p.m. at Silverton Gallery. Admission is by donation.
Published on Apr 18, 2012