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Jumbo opponents plan next step Almost 200 people gather in front of City Hall on chilly Sunday night to voice concern over provincial government’s push to see mega-resort built in Purcells; Leaders send message that the fight to keep Jumbo wild is not over

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RIGHT — Opponents of the Jumbo Glacier Resort proposal gathered outside of City Hall on Sunday night for a candlelight rally in response to last week’s provincial green light for the project (Samuel Dobrin photo). LEFT — Those opposed say they will not let the mega-resort happen without a fight and plan a number of awareness campaigns that can be as small as handing out buttons (Bob Hall photo). BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

It was a festive mood as almost 200 people showed up in front of Nelson’s City Hall on Sunday night to voice opposition over the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort. “Welcome to this celebration of Jumbo wild,” said K. Linda Kivi, adorned in a colourful toque and calling herself the Jumbo Jester. Kivi started the evening of speeches and music by firing up the crowd with the question: “How do we like our Jumbo?” To which the crowd screamed back: “Wild!”

It would be a common chant during the hour-long event. The event was organized by the West Kootenay Coalition for Jumbo Wild and the candlelight rally was called “Light the way for Jumbo Wild.” Last week the Liberal government approved the master development agreement for the controversial mega-resort located 57 kilometres west of Invermere in the Purcell Mountains. The agreement allows the proponents to — Glacier Resorts Ltd. — to move forward with phased development of 6,250 beds, up to 23 ski lifts and

“It’s not a time for despair, it’s not a time for sadness. It’s a time to come together and show solidarity.” David Reid West Kootenay EcoSociety

a 3,000 metre-high gondola. The year-round resort plan has been in the works for more than 20 years and is at full build out is expected to bring 700,000 people to the area.

Kivi told the crowd Sunday that “it’s not, not, not, not, not a done deal.” “There’s so much more we can do because we have love on our side,” she said to appreciate applause. The first speaker of the evening was Marilyn James of the Sinixt First Nation. James provided an offering of tobacco to begin her address and then spoke about the desire of the Sinixt to protect the land she said still belongs to the First Nation. Story continues to ‘It just’ on Page 14

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Dogs and Kennel Cough

Vets warn of outbreak SAMUEL DOBRIN Nelson Star Reporter

The Nelson Animal Hospital has seen an influx of furry friends recently as an outbreak of kennel cough has local dogs needing some extra attention.

“Some of the really sick dogs need to be on IV fluids to maintain their hydration...” Dr. Celeste Bignell Nelson Animal Hospital

“Over the last couple weeks we’ve seen a lot of kennel cough,” said Dr. Celeste Bignell, veterinarian at the Nelson Animal Hospital. “The first cases that I was seeing were dogs that had picked it up at the dog walk, but in the last several days it’s been a lot more dogs that have been picking it up because neighboring dogs are sick.” Bignell said that kennel cough is similar to a cold that humans would get. “It’s just an infection in the upper respiratory tract in dogs and it’s transmitted by breathing the same air that a dog who has the cough breathes,” said Bignell, adding that part of it is viral, and part of it is bacterial.



Similar to a human cold, every dog exposed is not necessarily going to become sick, but Bignell said some individuals will become quite sick and it can rarely turn into pneumonia. “Some dogs are getting just a cough but are still quite healthy as far as energy level and appetite… other are becoming very ill, they have a lot of discharge from their noses and sometimes develop a fever,” she said. Bignell said the treatment for kennel cough is supportive care. “A bit of warm water, unpasteurized honey and lemon juice can go a long way to help them with their cough and help them feel better… some of the really sick dogs need to be on IV fluids to maintain their hydration, get their fever under control and make sure they’re eating.” Kennel cough typically lasts about three weeks and is described as sounding like the dog has something stuck in their throat. While vaccinations are not 100 per cent protective, Bignell said that if one’s dog is mingling with other canine friends it’s important to ensure their Samuel Dobrin photo kennel cough vaccine is up to date as unvaccinated Dr. Celeste Bignell and one of her patients at the Nelson Animal dogs are more at risk for Hospital. The local vet is telling dog owners to be aware of the recent kennel cough outbreak in the city and surrounding area. acquiring the cough.

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Can You Dig It?

A Proclamation was signed by City of Nelson acknowledging that April is Safe Digging Month. Nelson mayor John Dooley and city staff gathered at a worksite on the 900 block of Robson Street to kick off the campaign. The consequences of damage to underground infrastructure can include service disruptions, environmental contamination, property damage, personal injury and even death. Ground disturbers, including contractors, municipal workers, homeowners and landowners can save time and money, and keep our city safe and connected,by following damage prevention best practices including contacting BC One Call at 1-800-474-6886. Information regarding damage prevention best practices can be found on the BC Common Ground Alliance at

Tragedy at Snowwater

Skiers identified Nelson Star Staff

RCMP have identified the two people who died in last Wednesday’s avalanche as Katie Aring, 32, of Salt Lake City, and Ryan Keene, 31, of London, England. They were in a party of heli-skiers in the Bonnington mountain range near Blewett caught in an avalanche. The police investigation revealed the group had just completed a run and was preparing to be retrieved by a helicopter at a designated landing area with their ski gear removed. The skiers observed a slide had been triggered from a ridge above them. The guide instructed all of the group members to run, however they were unable to evade its path. One of the five was not buried and called for help via radio. There are 7,000,000,000 people. There are 9,000 blue whales.

The heli-ski operator had several other guides tending to other groups on nearby slopes who witnessed the slide and who immediately responded, Within minutes, other guides and skiers joined and assisted with the rescue and recovery of the buried party members. Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said it is still unknown how the avalanche was triggered. RCMP immediately activated Nelson Search and Rescue. However, they were stood down shortly after as the heli-ski operator had activated its emergency protocol. Keene was confirmed dead while Aring was recovered unresponsive and suffering from life threatening injuries. She later died. Others in the group suffered nonlife threatening injuries.

Police respond to disturbance at downtown shelter Nelson Star Staff

Nelson Police responded to a local homeless shelter last Tuesday after receiving a report that a male was causing a disturbance. It is reported that the man had been refused entry to the centre and began yelling and swearing at the volunteers who then became fearful of the man. When officers arrived at the downtown location they found the 21-yearold male still yelling. After attempting to calm the suspect down unsuccessfully, police arrested him. The suspect, who is well known to police, was detained briefly in a cell and released on conditions not to attend the homeless centre. He will appear in court June 5 charged with resisting arrest and causing a disturbance.

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News More Services With Negligible Increase

RDCK holds the line on taxes GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

The Regional District of Central Kootenay board unanimously adopted its 2012 budget Thursday with a negligible property tax increase.

“The plan was to spend money to become more efficient, hopefully save money in the future, and redirect our waste more responsibly. We intend to follow through and make sure it’s [waste management] a better program.” John Kettle RDCK Chair

Only an additional $6,000 will be raised through taxes for general and rural administration. “We have more services and are spending more, but not increasing taxation,” chair John Kettle said. “We had surpluses and carried forward a lot of them.” Kettle says they discussed using those surpluses to further offset the $6,000, but rejected it based on the staff time required to adjust the

15 to 20 affected services. “Changing all of those to balance to zero would have cost us at least as much,” he says. “So we just adopted the budget as is. It’s basically a zero budget. We’re not taking any more and we’re doing the same job with the money.” Kettle says they could have used the surpluses to give taxpayers a break, but opted to hang on to the money in anticipation of other expenses, such as a new accounting system and the search for a new administrator to replace Jim Gustafson, who will retire later this year. “We have some transitional things that we kept money back for so we don’t have to hit everybody with a huge tax increase if things don’t go our way,” Kettle says. He said cutting taxes now only to raise them again later “would be kind of like giving your kid a candy bar and then saying ‘Give it back.’” Kettle attributed the surpluses to conservative budgeting and prudent management. The overall financial plan is worth $57.9 million, compared to $50.7 million last year. Of that, $22.1 million will be generated through taxes, up about $470,000 over last year — an increase of 2.2 per cent. Different areas pay different amounts based on their service levels.

BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS • Staff and BC Transit have been asked to re-examine transit service delivery and see if a different model might work better. • The board will hire a consultant to conduct a corporate review of the regional district • Provisions for three new waterfront parks and two more community water systems. • A two to three year software conversion project.

ONGOING PROJECTS • Official community plan reviews in five electoral areas. • Improvements to the RDCK’s online GIS system that should make it “more robust and quicker.” • A recreation master plan for Greater Nelson. • The new Nelson transfer station. • Improvements to the Creston, Ootischenia, and Salmo landfills. • Upgrades totalling $3.2 million for 11 water systems. • Capital expenditures to the Creston rec centre will be finalized. Taxation accounts for 43 per cent of the regional district’s overall budget. Other revenue streams include user fees (14 per cent), senior levels of government (12 per cent), and prior year surpluses (eight per cent). Environmental services and recreation are among the areas that will see increased spending this year. Vice-chair Hillary Elliott says more dollars will also go toward resource recovery — formerly known as waste management — as part of a long-term plan. “The plan was to spend

money to become more efficient, hopefully save money in the future, and redirect our waste more responsibly,” she says. “We intend to follow through and make sure it’s a better program.” It’s the second straight year the budget has been passed without opposition. But Kettle says that doesn’t mean reaching consensus was painless. “I’ve had wisdom teeth pulled that were easier,” he joked. “We fight like cats and dogs, but when it came time to stand up as a team, we stood up.”

Many In Motion Tour in Nelson Next Month

Council finally backs Hansen stop MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

A misunderstanding between the City and Nelson Regional Sports Council around end of day events for the upcoming Rick Hansen Many in Motion tour came to a head at last Monday’s committee of the whole meeting. “There were some assumptions made by everybody,” said sports council executive director Kim Palfenier. “There was an assumption the city — because they asked us — would support it wholeheartedly and we thought that meant financially too. As we heard on Monday, that wasn’t necessarily the case.” At a committee of the whole meeting in February, the sports council

requested $5,000 for the end of day events.

“There was basically a misunderstanding. But they have stepped up to the plate and it looks like they are going to support us...” Kim Palfenier Nelson Regional Sports Council

Palfenier said that’s above and beyond what she describes as “soft costs.” “Public works, the police department and the regional district are doing their duty but there is still a cost to it,” she said.

After the February meeting, the sports council was notified their request had been denied. “There was basically a misunderstanding,” said Palfenier. “[But] they have stepped up to the plate and it looks like they are going to support us anyways.” Palfenier said events like the end of day for the Many in Motion tour are important catalysts for Nelson to showcase community spirit. “Twenty-five years ago when this event came through people got behind it massively and now people want to do that again, and it’s important that somehow we spearhead a way for people to be able to participate,” she said. “It’s a big deal. It’s what keeps cities alive and thriving.”

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Nelson-Creston NDP MLA Michelle Mungall was backing Brian Topp and BC Southern Interior NDP MP Alex Atamanenko supported Nathan Cullen, but when the new leader of the federal NDP was elected on Sunday it was Thomas Mulcair. “I’m confident that he will lead our party well,” Atamanenko told the Star on Monday. “He’s not by himself. We’re all behind him.” Atamanenko appreciated Cullen’s support around food sovereignty and his commitment “to co-operation to defeat the Conservatives,” but feels that Mulcair’s experience and strength in question period

Atamanenko (left) wanted Nathan Cullen, Mungall (right) wanted Brian Topp. Both local NDP say they are satisfied with who the NDP membership chose this past weekend.

will help make him a tough leader. “We need to work together to inform government and stay true to our social democratic principles,” said Atamanenko. Mungall — who was in Ottawa during the NDP convention — said the mood throughout the day was positive.

“I had friends there in all the different campaigns and there was just a really strong positive atmosphere,” she said. Early into the federal NDP leadership campaign, Mungall had supported Brian Topp. Topp — who visited Nelson in October — was the former NDP party president.

“No one can fill Jack Layton’s shoes, but we’re all strongly behind Thomas,” said Mungall. “One of the things that made Jack stand out was his smile. No one will forget that, and Mulcair will bring his own strengths to the party.” Like Layton, Mungall said that Mulcair will be important strategically with Quebec voters. “I think that by having Libby Davies as deputy leader, Mulcair is showing his commitment to the West and making sure that we have a strong voice in Ottawa,” said Mungall. Cullen stopped by Nelson in November. Other candidates in the campaign included Peggy Nash, Niki Ashton, Paul Dewar and Martin Singh.


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High School Focusses on Sustainability

LVR striving for green grants SAMUEL DOBRIN Nelson Star Reporter

Local high school students’ committment to sustainability could see them rewarded with more than just the skills needed to do reach their goal. The BC Green Games is in its last week of accepting votes for school sustainability projects and could be sending money in the direction of L.V. Rogers for their project entry. Jeff Yasinchuk of LVR said that there’s a couple thousand dollars up for grabs for the top entries of the BC Green Games. Schools around the province submitted an entry for a project that’s been underway for some time — like LVR’s sustainability project — or for a project proposal that has yet to begin. “We’ve been working on making our school sustainable,” said Yasinchuk. “We’ve got a community garden that’s been going for three years, a greenhouse and we’ve been growing our own vegetables and herbs that

we’ve been using in our cafeteria.” In addition, LVR also has their solar panel program, a feature film addressing climate change from a student’s perspective and will be beginning a compost component to their gardening program.

“There’s all these little different things that the school is contributing and it’s all about sustainability.” Jeff Yasinchuk L.V. Rogers Librarian

“There’s all these little different things that the school is contributing and it’s all about sustainability,” said Yasinchuk. “They can take the compost, use it to fertilize the community garden and grow something and then on their [cafeteria food] will be herbs and veg-

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Editorial Dogs deserve their day


etting dogs back in the downtown scene received a less than enthusiastic response from politicians last week. The Nelson Business Association presentation took place during a committee of the whole meeting where council rarely makes decisions, but reaction from those who will make the ultimate call was rather icy. The business association charged former councillor Margaret Stacey with presenting the report which has been in the works for several months. Stacey told council the majority of businesses in the downtown have agreed that the dog ban in our city’s core needs to be revisited. The business group is suggesting a six month trial period of allowing leashed canines in the downtown. “If they feel that that’s the most important issue for them in the downtown core, then clearly we have a responsibility to look into it,” said Mayor John Dooley. “But we have to take into consideration the greater good when we look into it.” It certainly doesn’t sound the mayor is jumping on side at this point. Other councillors, like Robin Cherbo, made their position pretty clear to local media. Cherbo was heard on 103.5 The Bridge telling a story about his brush with a less than cooperative dog owner in Lakeside Park. It doesn’t look promising for a lifting of the ban and we feel that’s a mistake. It’s been many years since the Nelson Business Association has waded into issues of policy in our community. And though they are just one of many interest groups in this city, the fruits of their labour on this issue deserves respect. Association members have invested a lot of time in meetings and discussion to get this point and it’s council’s responsibility to listen to its constituents. The trial period is completely reasonable. Let’s lift the ban, monitor it closely and then spend next winter discussing the outcome. Every candidate that ran in November’s election threw out the “I will listen to constituents” concept at some point. Here’s the first major test of whether those we elected are ready to follow through on their promise. The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a selfregulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the BC Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the BC Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

Council Column – Donna Macdonald

Getting sorted out at council


hen I hit the kitchen to do some cooking, I always start by sorting things out, organizing and tidying. Otherwise, I get out of sorts. The last few months have definitely felt unsorted. We began our new council term and dove right into budget-making, the best orientation (or refresher) any councillor could get. So we didn’t manage to get ourselves sorted. But now we’ve each got our committee appointments, grouped into portfolios. So we know where we’re supposed to be, and when and why! As well as being the alternate to Mayor Dooley at the regional district board of directors, my focuses are on culture, affordable housing, and community energy and emissions. I’ve moved from the Touchstones board to the Capitol Theatre, and continue to be a trustee of the Nelson Public Library. I plan to run for a provincial-level board position at the library conference in May. Libraries are experiencing big changes, and I want to ensure they are valued and supported as they move forward. I will remain on the Cultural Development Commission, which is busy being a catalyst for our cultural sector, whether through artistic input on public works projects or through policy development (like, how to get a mural or other public art approved). The Housing Forum also continues to be a lively and hardworking group. I’m on the new Community Energy Committee, and our first big initiative is the EcoSave retrofits program. I am so excited about that. Home/business retrofits are a key way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy use, and increase savings! The role of Nelson Hydro in this innovative, user-friendly program is crucial, and gives us one more reason to be eternally grateful for its existence. The other major source of energy/ emissions is transportation, and our

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work on that continues. Council will meet with BC Transit planners in a couple weeks to discuss the review of the Nelson transit system. We’ve had great input from the Nelson transituser community and I anticipate an exciting outcome to this process. Right now, council’s priority is finishing our budget. We’ve had good discussions and for the most part avoided line-by-line micromanagement. Instead we focused on the broader policy level (service level options, new revenues, long-term goals, etc.). Every year we face a structural deficit — the additional money we need to cover cost and wage increases, while providing the same services as last year. Every year, we want to keep tax increases modest and somehow find that money. And every year, it gets harder and harder. So staff are currently developing a true long-term financial plan (as opposed to just adding an annual inflation factor to the current year’s budget). With a solid plan in place, as we have for our water and sewer utilities, we can manage our future better. Next week is your turn. Our 2012 budget open house will be at the library on Wednesday, April 4. Do come, even for a little while. Learn

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what we’re doing with your tax dollars and let us know what you think. Three last things. I have a lot less clutter to sort, now that council has gone paperless! We had our first almost paperfree council meeting on March 19. We all managed to tap, swipe and squeeze (our iPads!) right through the agenda! Second, a shout-out to the skateboard community. A Huge Hooray. I’m so happy the grant application was successful. Finally, the Civic Theatre is much on my mind. We have big choices. Maintain and build on our heritage and arts/culture winning formula, and find a way to keep the Civic as a film and/or live event venue? To succeed at this, champions are needed (lovers of heritage, film, and/ or theatre, willing to invest). Are you out there? Or, do we give up on that, and consider carefully the rather interesting proposal by the Downtown Athletic Club? Always lots to sort out in this little city. Donna Macdonald is a Nelson city councillor who shares this Wednesday space with her colleagues around the table

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Letters to the Editor

The broad view on abortion In regards to the recent ongoing discussion in the Star on the issue of abortion, let it be clear: nobody aspires to having an abortion. To understand why some women and girls have abortions one should consider the following facts. According to Statistics Canada, one in four girls and women will be sexually assaulted during their lifetimes (this figure shockingly rises to 83 per cent for women and girls with disabilities), and every 17 minutes of every day a 15 to 24 year old is sexually assaulted by forced intercourse. It’s not just such overt sexual assault either, but the coercion of young women and girls who have neither the experience nor the instilled self esteem to say no. Having abortions is not a simple wrong. It is the result of many wrongs, wrongs sometimes perpetrated against women and girls at an alarming rate, and yet having an abortion is absolutely essential to safeguard the

mental and physical health of a rape victim. To deny this is to deny women and girls the right to take charge of, as best they can, their lives, a right that was taken away from them during these unwanted sexual acts.

“It is a result of many wrongs, wrongs sometimes perpetrated against women and girls at an alarming rate...” Certainly, there is room for education as to the “rights of the unborn child,” since rape is only one part of the abortion picture. But, if we are to see a reduction in abortions, we need to reconsider how it is we educate our children. We need to promote the importance of birth control and the concept of abstinence at a younger age for both girls and boys. But, none of the fore-mentioned will happen

Movie theatre needs a second chance While I can appreciate the climbing wall needing a new location, the loss of our great art-deco movie theatre is a huge loss for Nelson. The idea that it shouldn’t exist just because the attendance was low should be reviewed, in my mind. When they had decent movies, the attendance was good. I remember being in a packed theatre for movies such as The English Patient, Titanic, and even, more recently, for the Abba musical, Mama Mia! Also, when there were special, alternative-run movies on Thursday nights, there was always a solid-sized crowd. However, during its last days, most of the movies were formulaic fluff, and I would’ve paid

not to watch them (and, obviously, others felt the same). The sound system always needed an upgrade as well. If there were folks willing to do the work to reopen the Civic Theatre just last year, and Castlegar’s multiplex exists, I don’t understand the idea that because more Canadians are using Netflix (as our mayor points out in the March 21 edition of the Star), the theatre should be closed. Is this really valid? Also, if the skate park just got a $400,000 grant, I wonder if more can’t be done to restore our theatre. After all, we are a heritage town and our old theatre is a gem. Josh Wapp Nelson

if we don’t promote the idea of self esteem among women. The woman in her 40s who has an abortion because she’s “too old to go through it again” might benefit from feeling able to assert herself before the act, just as a teenage girl might when she says nothing, for fear of “losing him.” Equally, we need to bring up boys to have a healthy respect for what is entailed in the sexual act and the consequences thereof, and to see women as people first, sexual mates later. It’s up to parents to do this through the screening of the many inappropriate forms of media out there that do the opposite, and it’s up to businesses to promote their companies without using graphic, sexually exploitative stereotypes. Such preventative education is, perhaps, more crucial to reducing the number of abortions than graphic pictures in the local paper. Jenny Fox Balfour

Shutting down freedom of assembly in US is a dangerous path Bill HR 347 was recently passed in the US by nearly all of the house of congress and signed by the president. It restricts freedom of assembly and speech, totally contrary to the US constitution, with long prison sentences for people assembling and protesting in places the authorities find inconvenient. Right on cue, Dick Cheney, former vice-president of the US, declared that Canada is too unsafe for him to visit because we don’t have similar laws restricting freedom of assembly and speech. Did our right-wing wannabe dictators ask him to say this, I wonder. Look for similar legislation in our parliament soon, for spring is coming and this has been unofficially called the anti-occupy law. Keith Newberry Slocan

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Letters to the Editor

Selkirk should listen to letter writer’s advice Re: Letter to the editor “Too many questions hanging over cuts to KSA” March 23, 2012. May I begin by commenting that if the students in the Kootenay School of the Arts diploma program are of the calibre of Kate Enewold, then the administration of Selkirk College should listen and implement her suggestions. Only by partaking of a program as a mature student can one fully appreciate the value in the program. As a mature student, I took the then oneyear certificate graphic communications (writing) program at the Castlegar campus. Upon completing the course, I was asked in a survey for my opinion of the program. My only suggestion was that it be expanded into a two-year program with the second year consisting of mentored-writing so the students would graduate having already submitted, and hopefully successfully published, articles, photographs, graphics, in papers or magazines. These students would then be fully qualified for the real world. This is what I am hearing from Ms. Enewold. Obviously, she has given much thought to ways that the administration of Selkirk College can be more than a storehouse for students on their way to university. It can continue its function of graduating students with a valuable skill which will allow them to become productive members of society. The KSA graduates have the added bonus of adding beauty wherever they go. The Kootenay School of the Arts has a distinguished past. Please, do not allow it to be watered down, for that will only sign its death knell. Marilyn Johnstone Nelson

City has bobbled theatre issue I am very disappointed about the 18-month “process” it has taken the city to deal with the issue of the Civic movie theatre. The long trail behind the city’s decision not to renew the existing lease in November of 2010; followed by accepting new parties for a new lease shortly thereafter; having existing seating torn out with new uninstalled seating sitting on site; followed by termination of that lease in February of 2011 (with subsequent loss of city revenue from that point forward), etc. etc. has all been disheartening to follow. I made numerous (unanswered) inquiries to the city manager about the status of the theatre a year ago. When I finally gave up with the staff, Councillor Deb Kozak thankfully responded to my email within 24 hours, advising that, “The City is undertaking a facility review of all properties and the theatre is part of this review. The review is expected to be completed by June [2011]...” It is not quite clear to me why the movie theatre was leased out at the beginning of 2011 without requiring a “facility review.” Then again, there have been many issues that have not been clear to me about the vacant theatre. Quite frankly, I threw the towel in last summer when I finally realized that restoring the Civic movie theatre was nothing but an exercise in frustration. However, I could not in good conscience ignore the front page headline in the Nelson Star on March 21: “Climbing gym, squash courts proposed for Civic Theatre.” The article itself quoted Mayor John Dooley as saying (among other things): “We said goodbye to it [the movie theatre]


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a long time ago when we quit supporting it...” Mayor Dooley then claimed that council’s interest in the proposal from the climbing gym/squash club was tempered by the fact that the group “...had to follow through with a request for proposals. “I feel really good about the proposal [for squash courts and a climbing wall]... I also feel that before we would demolish

“How and why a business opportunity was allowed to wither away, depriving the growing population base of Nelson from having the unique pleasure of watching a film on big screen has been a sad spectacle to watch.” the interior of that facility we need to make darn sure that it can’t be used as a public space for performing arts or presenting movies.” And, pro forma, the RFP issued by the city about a week ago states that, “The now vacant Civic Theatre is available for creative reuse as a cinema, or cinemas, and live performance...” Mayor Dooley also stated that the city “bent over backwards to try to” keep the movie theatre operating at a profit. “The numbers don’t lie...There are a lot of factors there and people will be sad… but things change.” Is anyone else just a little bit confused? With all due respect to the mayor and staff, I did not see any evidence

of the city “bending over backwards” to keep the movie theatre operating. In fact, I saw evidence of failing to aggressively adapt to a changing entertainment climate. The City’s performance for the past 18 months alone speaks volumes about the latter — as well as the price of not making prudent business decisions in a timely manner. Why have the citizens of Nelson been so ill-informed about the future of the movie theatre for month after month? Why is Netflix being dragged out once again as the villain in this piece? How is Castlegar able to keep a multiplex cinema operating (one theatre running 3D movies regularly) for its similar-sized population base? Perhaps the citizens of Nelson, who are obliged to waste time, money, and gasoline by driving to Castlegar to watch a film, are contributing to the well-being of Castlegar’s cinema. How and why a business opportunity was allowed to wither away, depriving the growing population base of Nelson (particularly kids, families, and seniors) as well as Nelson’s many tourists, from having the unique pleasure of watching a film on a big screen has been a sad spectacle to watch. We only have one chance to take our kids to their first “real” movie experience, replete with popcorn and candy. To watch those same children sit motionless, in wide-eyed wonder, as Hugo surrounds them and perhaps even inspires them — well, I guess those irreplaceable experiences will have to take place in Castlegar — or not at all. T. Morrison Nelson

The Nelson District Rod & Gun Club & Conservation Society wishes to thank the following business and people for their generous donations to our annual awards banquet and fundraiser night. Their contributions are sincerely appreciated. A-3 Plumbing, Heating & Gas Fitting A & W Restaurants Ainsworth Hot Springs Andex Rentals & Sales Apple Auto Glass Marj Bailey Barren’s Sport Shop Bill’s Motor -In Bogustown Pub Blue Coyote Blue Sky Clothing Richard Bonnell Castillian Metalworks Dr. Louise Cheshire Cottonwood Kitchens Wade Critchlow Enterprises Edward Jones (Peggy DeVries) Essensia Spa Flower Scents Georama

Bruce Halstead Dave & Yvonne Hand Marg Hart Herb’s Alignment & Mechanical Hipperson Hardware Home Hardware Building Centre Home Hardware (Kaslo) Hume Hotel Jackson’s Hole & Grill KAL Tire Kolmel Silver & Gold Kootenay Glass & Mirror Kootenay Industrial Supply Kosy’s Custom Cutting & Cold Storage Lillie & Cohoe Lordco Parts Steve Loudon Love O’ the Woods (Lew McMillan) Maglio Building Centre

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Well-deserved thanks also go to the many volunteers who assisted in this successful event. A BIG thank you to our MC for the evening, Rick Lane.

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Editorial Victoria Views - Tom Fletcher

Payroll control and the BC teachers’ union


oth NDP leader Adrian Dix and his education critic Robin Austin have recently tried to sell the media a fictitious story about the party’s successful history of negotiations with the B.C. Teachers’ Federation. With the ritual combat between the BCTF and the BC government flaring once again in early March, Dix bragged to reporters that the last time he was involved in teacher talks, it resulted in a 0-0-2 wage settlement. That was in 1998, when Dix was working for then-premier Glen Clark. The real 1998 story is useful, because then as now, the BC government was in a financial squeeze and looking at a huge set of negotiations with government unions in health and other sectors as well as education. Glen Clark, an ex-industrial union organizer, was known for pushing negotiators aside and taking control of hot files. The premier’s office took the lead in teacher talks, trying to set a strong precedent for low wage settlements similar to today’s “net zero� mandate. The B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, representing the school districts, was marginalized and treated with the same disdain that the BCTF still reserves for them. And the result was

This is not the ďŹ rst time the provincial government has tangled with teachers.

an agreement where the union bartered higher wages for hundreds more positions and other benefit gains. This was one of the key mistakes that led to today’s showdown over class size and composition. Once trustees got a look at the premier’s 1998 deal, they refused to sign. For the first and only time, the government had to legislate the settlement on school boards. The BCTF membership endorsed the 1998 deal by a large margin, and it did indeed set

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the tone for other union settlements in the late 1990s. Press reports at the time put the total cost of this supposed wage freeze at an 11 per cent increase in the provincial payroll. Before I get into the court battles that followed after the NDP government was dumped, there is a business principle here. One of the first things I had to learn as a private sector manager is that if you don’t control your budget, you aren’t really a manager. And no one

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who lets authority over staffing levels slip away can possibly control their budget. Control over staffing levels is what the NDP let slip to the BCTF in 1998. And it is what the B.C. Liberals took back in 2002, with legislation that removed class size and composition from bargaining. In the constantly repeated BCTF rhetoric, this was the “illegal stripping� of union contract terms that was struck down in April, 2011 by the BC Supreme Court.

A closer reading of Justice Susan Griffin’s decision shows that she gave Education Minister George Abbott an out. If the province replaces staffing level bargaining with “an equivalent process of good faith consultations or negotiation, then the legislation might not be an interference with freedom of association‌.â€? Bill 22 was written with this decision in mind, reasserting the government’s control over the payroll with a $165 million fund for special needs and a mediator to demonstrate those “good faith consultations.â€? University of Victoria business professor Ken Thornicroft noted last week that ceding control over class size to the union amounts to delegating authority over spending to someone who is not elected. The legality of that will no doubt be examined in the BCTF’s next courtroom assault on the provincial treasury. It’s an important comparison for voters. Which party is better able to represent the public interest in hardball negotiations with 300,000 unionized employees?

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Papa Thom will be holding two benefit concerts: One at Bogustown Neighbourhood Pub on Saturday, March 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. and another Sunday, April 1 at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For both of these events Thom will be donating 100 per cent of all money raised either through donations or CD sales of Thom’s new CD Invisible will go to the St. Saviour’s Food Pantry. COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Mar 30th - Delta Heavy (UK) Drum and Bass/ Moombahton/Drumstep

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

Apr. 12 - Vadim K Anniversary Party Apr. 13th - Cyclist / Pat Lok Apri. 14th - Hornography, Below The Belt & The Gaff Free Anniversary Party Apr. 19th - Selkirk R&B Ensemble Apri. 20th - Justtin Martin dirtybird Records Apr. 21st - Mochipet with MC Zulu & Yan Zombie Apr. 27th - Freeflow w/ MX the Metric Experience

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Toby Hemenway will be holding an evening talk in titled Permaculture: Solutions for Community Building and a Fear-Free Future on Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at SelfDesign High. 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 250-352-6000 or read more about us and email us via 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. Dementia/Alzheimer Caregiver Education Workshop at Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus on Thursday, March 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost for the series $40 +HST. Preregistration: 250-352-6601. Information: 250-352-6788, 1-877-452-6788 or All seniors welcome to a potluck luncheon to be held at the Senior Citizens’ Association Branch No. 51. Luncheon begins at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 30. For further information, call 250-352-7078 weekday afternoons. The first annual fools festival will be held on March 31 at the hall in Argenta. This year come dance to the

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funkiest dance band around. Costumes are encouraged. If you’ve never been to Argenta come and experience this unique community and let “your freaky fool fly.” Everyone is welcome. Earth Hour: Where will you be at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31? By turning off your non-essential lights for one hour on Saturday you can participate in a collective display of commitment for a better world. The Slocan Valley Seniors Housing Society will be hosting an April Fools brunch at the Passmore Lodge on Sunday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. One of the highlights of the frunch (besides a lot of April Foolishness) will be a performance by the Slocan Valley Community Band from 11 a.m. to noon. For more information the Lodge can be reached at 250-226-7136 Celebrate National Poetry Month with two special events at the Nelson Public Library and City Council chambers! The City of Nelson embraces National Poetry Month with a poetry reading at the regular Council meeting on Monday, April 2 with Nelson poets Margaret Hornby and Elena Banfield. In addition, the public is invited to the Nelson Library on Thursday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m., when Hornby launches a new book of poetry, Love in Exotic Places, and Banfield reads from recent works. All seniors welcome to the monthly meeting of the Senior Citizens’ Association Branch No. 51, located at 717 Vernon Street. Meeting commences at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4. Tea and goodies will be served after the meeting. For further information, call 250-352-7078 weekday afternoons. 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 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, 250352-6363 or online at capitoltheatre. Come out and support your grads. 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. WORKSHOPS

Kootenay Permaculture presents a full day workshop on Thursday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. called Permaculture Design for the Home Landscape: From the urban backyard to the small acreage with Toby Hemenway. Registration required as space is limited. The workshop will be held at the Selkirk College Silver King Campus. For more information email 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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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. An oyster-themed evening will ensure some good food is shared too! Beginning on Thursday, April 5 at The Capitol Theatre at 6:30 p.m. Deconstructing Dinner: Harmful or Hopeful Ham? and Truck Farm and at 8:30 p.m. To Make a Farm; 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 Tickets are available at Otter Books and the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.


The Capitol Theatre Kids Series presents Kathryn Popham doing The Wizard of Oz on Sunday, April 1. This groundbreaking presentation features children from your community playing the roles of Dorothy, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and Scarecrow, as well as many Flying Monkeys and Munchkins. Show is at 2 p.m. and tickets are available at the Capitol box office or online at

MUSIC On Wednesday, March 28 at The Royal enjoy the Variety Show with Estevan and Tracy Lynn. The show starts 8:30 p.m. Take your turn in the spotlight, or enjoy the music of those who do at one of the Kootenays’ best open stages. Talk to Estevan or Tracy to sign up for a times lot during the night. Instruments are provided.

At The Royal on Thursday, March 29, Flying Fox and the Hunter Gatherers with Octoberman opening. Cover is $7 at the door. Doors open 8:30 p.m. Winnipeg’s original purveyors of ‘operatic indie jazz’, Flying Fox and the Hunter Gatherers, are very excited to announce their first show at Nelson’s renowned home of live music; the Royal. The sixtet will bring their unique blend of musical theater, jazz and folk to The Royal for an exciting evening filled with old school crooning, original rock operas, gritty gypsy jazz and a killer brass section. Toronto’s Octoberman will be opening the night with their charming indie folk.

Take The Stairs was nominated as best track at the 2012 Drum and Bass Arena Awards as well as nominations for best producer and best newcomer DJ. Being played and supported by some of thing biggest DJs in the world, Delta Heavy is a must see for fans of Andy C, Subfocus, Camo and Krooked, Dieselboy, and Aphrodite just to name a few. Opening set will be performed by one of Nelsons hottest up and coming producers Raveformz live with Tessa Holt. Custom visuals by Invisible. Be there before 11 p.m. to be entered to win a ticket to Loki Music Festival 2012. Advance tickets only $15 at the Hume Hotel.

Next up is Mountain Station, who will brighten your day with their high energy bluegrass and folk music. Howlin’ Dan will close with a rootsy blend of blues with a little twang. More info available at Ellison’s Cafe on facebook. At The Royal on Saturday, March 31 Scientists of Sound take the stage with Animal Nation. Tickets are $10 for the first 40 who enter, $15 after. Doors open 9 p.m. Scientists Of Sound is a live looping madness duo - all sounds are performed, recorded, and manipulated live and they’re bringing their musical madness back to The Royal for another night of dancefloor insanity!

Oh Shit Word hosts a night of great music at Spiritbar on Thursday, March 29. BOGl and Wolf Bitch from San Francisco, Ghetto Socks and Timbuktu from Halifax, Fluxo and Vs. There is no cover. Doors open at 10 p.m.

On Friday, March 30 at Spiritbar Delta Heavy is the mastermind project of Si James and Ben Hall. Signing to the world renowned drum and bass label Ram Records in early 2010, their debut single Space Time /

AT THE PUB Join the Ymir Hotel’s country bluegrass jam every Friday night. Things get going at 5 p.m. and wrap up around 9. Join the after work dance party every Friday night at The Royal. Doors open at 6 p.m. No cover. 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!

The Kootenay Music Awards is Friday, March 30 at The Royal. Tickets are $10 for Kootenay Co-op Radio members, $15 for non-members before 11 p.m. Tickets are free after 11 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m. The awards take place from 8 until 11 p.m. with performances by Clinton Swanson, Stellar Radio Choir, Skidney and Sleazle, VS. and Rhoneil. Following the awards there will be a free after party featuring Savage Blade. At The Royal on Friday, March 30 following the Kootenay Music Awards, Savage Blade plays a free show. There is no cover after 11 p.m.

one thing in common - heavy beats and bass lines which appeals to a wide variety of crowds. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel.

We are all excited to see the Red Bull Supernatural televised event on NBC this Saturday, March 31. Because it is aired at 10 a.m., The Hume Hotel would rather you enjoy your day skiing or snowboarding and watch it in Mike’s Place Pub after the Canucks game. We are also celebrating the $400,000 grant the Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skatepark Society has received. Howlin’ Dan

Opening on Saturday, March 31 at Ellison’s Market’s Unplugged Session is a an accomplished touring duo from the coast. Stringz Aloud! will perform a mix of swing/Latin/ and gypsy jazz music on guitar and mandolin - both instrumental numbers and vocals.

At Spiritbar on Saturday, March 31, Mat the Alien takes the stage with an opening set by Yan Zombie. Since the age of 14 Mat has been mixing, scratching and making mixes - beats , spanning many genres and styles but always having

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Arts One Book, One Kootenay Shortlist Announced

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(L-R) Tom Wayman, Rita Moir and Jennifer Craig are three of the area writers nominated for One Book, One Kootenay. SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star


Nelson Municipal Library 602 Stanley Street, Nelson BC Wednesday April 4, 2012 Two Separate Sessions will be held as follows: 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Formal budget presentation at 7:00 pm)

The City of Nelson is now considering the 2012 – 2016 Financial Plan Budget. This is a great opportunity for residents to become involved and learn about the City’s budget process. The City welcomes residents to attend this event; voice their opinions and ask questions about the proposed budget. Elected ofÀcials and senior staff will be on hand to welcome public participation. Refreshments and desserts will also be provided. Council will give Ànal approval to the budget at its Regular meeting on May 7, 2012 If you are unable to attend the Open House but wish to email, fax or mail your comments, please write to: City of Nelson 101 - 310 Ward Street, Nelson, B.C., V1L 5S4 Fax: (250) 352-2131 email:

Everyone’s favourite book club is back. One Book, One Kootenay (OBOK) is a region-wide book club that celebrates the work of the talented writers living in the Kootenay Boundary. This year, all three nominees will read at a kickoff launch on Friday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library. The 2012 nominees are (drum-roll): 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. Jennifer Craig’s semi-autobiographical novel, which made the London Times bestseller list and has sold in excess of 100,000 copies, is

a funny, engaging story of a group of trainee nurses in the 1950s in Leeds, England. It’s rife with long hours, bodily fluids, good-natured camaraderie, and Craig’s trademark Yorkshire humour. Tom Wayman’s Boundary Country is a tour of this neck of the woods and beyond through a collection of stories that explore boundaries both human and geographical, to which Wayman brings his gift for insightful observation and wry humour. A multiple award-winner, Wayman has penned more than 20 books of poetry, essays, and fiction. Rita Moir’s The Third Crop isn’t just about the Slocan Valley, rich though that valley may be. Full of photographs and down-to-earth prose, we can laugh and cry with these country-dwellers and apply their challenges and triumphs to any rural landscape. Moir’s previous works of non-fiction have all been shortlisted or

have won awards for nonfiction, including BC’s Hubert Evans Award. Once again, readers from across the Kootenay region will read and vote for the shortlisted book they feel all Kootenay booklovers should read. More information can be found on the Kootenay Library Federation website at, with background about the authors and their books, literary events listings, and opportunities for online conversations and comments. Ballot boxes are displayed at Kootenay libraries from April 1 to August 10. The winner will be announced September 8, on International Literacy Day. The Nelson Library launch is a chance to become familiar with the books and meet the authors. OBOK is public library supported program initiated by the Kootenay Library Federation.

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News Knights of Columbus

Halstead named Citizen of the Year Nelson Star Staff

The Nelson Knights of Columbus have announced that Bruce Halstead has been chosen as Nelson’s Citizen of the Year for 2011. Halstead has been in the Nelson community for many years and volunteered for many organizations. Halstead is the 48th candidate since the first presentation in 1964. For the past 21 years, Halstead has worked, with the help of the community and the other members of the Kootenay Romania Relief Organization Canada, to assist orphans, the elderly and the poor in Romania. The relief effort started after a television program with Barbara Walters, filmed right after the revolution, The Plight of the Romanian Children aired. “There were people there from every free country in the world after she showed that first film on 20/20,” Halstead recently told the Star. “As a result we went to Romania and adopted two children from there.” Fourteen Romanian children were adopted to families in this area at that time. Since then, the organization has rebuilt an orphanage, three houses, a playground and is working on its second playground and two more houses as well as having distributed clothing and bedding to every corner of the country. The organization is also preparing to ship its 11th container of supplies to the country. Halstead is a retired Nelson City Police officer. Halstead said the Romanian orphanages grew quickly mainly

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because of a struggling economy. At one time 100,000 kids were in orphanages, which quickly grew to 300,000. Halstead, who has been to Romania 31 times, said the most rewarding part has been watching the children grow up and being able to help them. The Halsteads’ own adopted children have experienced a “total change.” “Our son who was adopted when he was five weeks old is now in fourth-year university going into medicine and our daughter is just graduating this year from high school and she’s going to help us with the distribution,” he said. “They’ve both been very willing and helpful and instrumental in the whole program of wanting to give back… they appreciate the conditions and the need as well.” A formal presentation of this award will be made on April 21 at the Catholic Community Centre. Tickets are on sale at Sonja’s China Cabinet. For more information on the Knights of Columbus ceremony contact Bob Tremblay at 250-8259204.

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JUMBO RESOLVE A large crowd gathered Sunday night to send a message that the Jumbo Glacier Resort proposal will not be built without strong resistance Sinixt leader Marilyn James was the first speaker to take the microphone. She told the crowd that the Jumbo proposal shows a total disrespect to the flora and fauna in the area, adding that “you cannot drink a dollar bill.”

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:

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West Kootenay EcoSociety executive director David Reid told the crowd the tone of the next few months needs to be positive. “We don’t win with anger and meanness,” he said. He encouraged the community to put forward an educated opposition. Bob Hall photo

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‘It just doesn’t compute’ Continued from Page 1 “It is time we stopped the rape of this land,” James said. James then proceeded to speak about the flora and fauna in the area, which she said will be destroyed with the resort. “If we do not respect them [flora and fauna], we will pay the ultimate price,” she said. “You cannot drink a dollar bill.” James ended her time at the microphone with a message to the French bankers who are looking to bankroll the $900 million proposal. “Go put your money someplace else because it’s not welcome here,” she said. Local Raging Grannies then took the stage to lead the crowd through a sing-along. After the musical interlude, Kivi introduced Kim Kratky of the Kootenay Mountaineering Club. Kratky told of his experience in the “spiritual” part of the part of the province that makes up the Jumbo Valley. He also added that from the business side of the project

K. Linda Kivi took on the role of Jumbo Jester during Sunday’s event.

“it just doesn’t compute” and is “too risky.” Kratky said the ski industry is not a growing business and wondered about the feasibility of a mega-resort at this time. He told the crowd of his concern that the public will be asked to pick up the tab for road maintenance, hauling out garbage and providing other services.

After Kratky finished with a huge round of applause, Kivi told the crowd that in the coming months opponents will need to become creative. They need to “take it out into the world” through initiatives like a film that is being planned in French with hopes of showing it in Europe. Kivi also told the crowd that upcoming events will include a “peace camp” on the roads leading to the territory in question, a hike-athon and whatever else locals can dream up. David Reid from the West Kootenay EcoSociety was one of the last speakers of the evening. He told the group that the tone of the next few months needs to be positive. “We don’t win with anger and meanness,” he said. Reid encouraged the community to gather as much information about the project in order to put forward an educated opposition. “It’s not time for despair, it’s not time for sadness,” Reid said. “It’s a time to come together and show solidarity.”


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News Georama’s Plant of the Week Case Grypma

Common name: Heather Botanical Names Spring Blooming: Erica carnea Summer Blooming: Calluna vulgaris The plants we call heathers collectively covers two separate genus of plants. One is Erica and the other Calluna. These tough little subshrubs are easy to grow and require only an acidic soil and annual shearing after bloom to keep them looking great for years. Different heathers bloom at different times of year. Some bloom in late winter, others spring or summer and so on until late fall. To double your pleasure, look for the varieties we call Spring Tips. These, generally late summer/fall bloomers, have wonderfully coloured new foliage in spring. Some like ‘Red Fred’ have bright red new growth in spring. Thus these varieties give you two colour shows a year. All sorts of bloom colours are available and many heathers are hardy to zone 3.


TAKE NOTICE that the Corporation of the City of Nelson proposes to amend the City of Nelson Of¿cial Community Plan Bylaw No. 3114, 2008 and the Land Use Regulation Bylaw No. 2243, 1987. The purpose of the amendments is to redesignate and rezone: • Lot 1, District Lot 96, Kootenay District Plan EPP8234 (PID 028-346-386) (238 High Street) NE



The amending bylaws may be inspected at the of¿ce of the Manager of Legislative and Administrative Services, City Hall, Second Floor, 310 Ward Street, Nelson, B.C. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday inclusive with the exception of Statutory Holidays from the date of this notice until April 2, 2012.




Nelson mayor John Dooley and city councillors along with Nelson Hydro are inviting the community to support Earth Hour. The city is joining with people around the world and the World Wildlife Fund to turn of the lights for one hour. The City is asking everyone to turn off all non-essential electricity from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on March 31. For more information on Earth Hour visit the City of Nelson website at

Provincial Cuts to Post Secondary Education

Selkirk students take action The Selkirk College Student’s Union gathered Tuesday to present their frustrations to the Selkirk College Board of Governors. “With increasing budget costs over the next three years, the situation at Selkirk College can only get worse if our government does not start valuing post-secondary education and funding it properly,” said Sean Mullin, Selkirk College

Student’s Union representative with the Canadian Federation of Students. In a recent press release, the Selkirk student’s union said that they are frustrated by the BC government’s $70 million cuts to post-secondary education. “These cuts have left Selkirk College with a $1 million budget deficit that has forced the college’s board of governors and administration to propose the elimination of many second year programs,”

the union wrote, adding that they believe result of losing complete programs at Selkirk College will mean students will no longer desire to attend the college. “The loss of second-year programs will negatively affect enrolment. Many current firstyear students have said that they would never have come to Selkirk if they had known they would only be able to complete one year of study,” wrote Arielle Roberts, a science student at Selkirk College.




The Land Use Regulation Amendment would rezone the above-noted land from “Single and Two Family Residential, R-1” to “Apartment Residential, R-4”. The purpose of the amendments is to enable construction of ¿ve (5) multi-unit residential dwelling units in the form of townhouses.



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Of¿cial Community Plan Amendment & Land Use Regulation Bylaw Amendment

The Of¿cial Community Plan Amendment would redesignate the above-noted land from “Low Density Residential” to “Multi Unit Residential”.

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City of Nelson Suite 101 - 310 Ward Street, Nelson, BC V1L 5S4 Phone: 250-352-8221 Fax: 250-352-2131 Internet: The mapping information shown are approximate representations and should only be used for reference purposes. The City of Nelson is not responsible for any errors or ommissions on this map.

Land Proposed to be Redesignated and Rezoned





Map Projection: UTM Zone 11 Date Plotted: 2011

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238 High Street

TAKE NOTICE that Nelson City Council will hold a Public Hearing thereon on April 2, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., for the proposed amendments, in the Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 310 Ward Street, Nelson B.C. at which time and place all persons who deem their interest in property affected by the amending bylaws may be heard on matters contained therein. Written submissions for or against the proposed amendments can be read or verbal submissions made at the Public Hearing. If you are unable to attend the Public Hearing, written submissions must be delivered to the City of Nelson prior to 4:30 pm on the day of the Public Hearing. All written submission are public information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Submissions may be delivered by mail or by hand to City of Nelson, 101- 310 Ward Street, Nelson, BC V1L 5S4, or by email to Manager of Legislative and Administrative Services Dated at Nelson, B.C. March 20, 2012

Extra time granted a local forest company to prepare an appeal of its license suspension ran out Friday. However, no date has yet been set for Meadow Creek Cedar’s hearing before the Ministry of Forests’ regional executive director. Early last month, Kootenay Lake district forest manager Garth Wiggill informed the company its license was being suspended. Meadow Creek filed notice of appeal, and the cases were expected to be heard by March 12, but the company asked to

be given until March 23 to prepare its case, which was granted. The company also appealed a $42,000 fine for breaching its silviculture obligations to the Forest Appeals Commission. Ministry of Forests public affairs officer Brennan Clarke says while the commission has accepted Meadow Creek’s appeal, it has not yet provided a timeline for its decision. “Staff note that this is a complicated and time-consuming process that will take several weeks at minimum,” Clarke says. The company also faces several more non-compliance hearings, the next of which is April 3.

Kootenay jobless rate dips below 6% Nelson Star Staff

The unemployment rate last month in the Kootenays dropped to 5.7 per cent. That was down from 6.2 per cent in January and 8.4 per cent in February 2011. It was also below both the provincial rate of 6.9 per cent and national rate of 7.4 per cent. Statistics Canada says nearly 6,000 more people had jobs in our area last month compared to the same time last year. Another 4,600 were still looking for work. The figures cover both the East and West Kootenay.

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Birth, Babies and Beyond - Judy Banfield

Children are just like spring


decided to write about spring because — it’s spring. So I sat down and thought about all the different things that spring means — new life, flowers, green grass, new light, daylight savings , hopefully no more snowsuits, happier moods... a general reawakening. Then I found this quote from Mark Twain: “In the spring I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” “Wow”, I thought, “He is so right on.” In spring we get our hopes up with hints and teasers of warm sunny weather. Then it snows again or rains, then it’s sunny, then it’s hailing etc. The more I thought about it the more I realized that this is what life with kids is like. In one day your kids can have 136 different moods. And we have to ride the waves. As soon as our babies are born, we quickly learn that their state of being can change in a second. They are quiet and content and then suddenly they are miserable. Pick them up and suddenly they are

quiet and content. Their tummies hurt and they are miserable again. And on and on. We learn to be flexible. We learn that (most) babies are unpredictable. We learn that there are cycles in a baby’s day. And as we struggle through those early months, one day much to our amazement, we experience the miracle of our babies’ first smile. Like the first flower of spring, our babies begin to blossom. As our babies grow into toddlers and our toddlers into preschoolers and our preschoolers into school age kids and then — oh my — into teenagers, the 136 different moods continue. We’ve all had many experiences of having a wonderful happy time with our little ones, then they get frustrated or hungry or tired, (or they have to leave Mountain Baby) and suddenly we’re immersed in a tragedy. Again, flexibility is key: we just have to deal with what’s happening. and accept that there’s been a dramatic change in the weather. But with increasing maturity, and our love and

guidance, children learn to express themselves in other ways than crying (sometimes).

“Our children’s growth and development is like a perpetual spring. There are always new awakenings, new blossomings, sudden hailstorms, soft warm breezes, torrential downpours, and then, a beautiful rainbow appears.” They learn to tell us what’s wrong and how they feel. We teach them how to go through “stormy weather.” They begin to learn some self control and they develop skills in being with others. We begin to see the person they are becoming. It’s easy to get discouraged when we see the ups and downs. The 136 different moods and feelings are very challenging for us.

I remember hearing from a very wise and experienced parent, that when your children are most difficult, they need you the most. And I’ve learned from my many years in working with young children, that children often go through very stormy times right before they are going to make a major developmental leap forward. Our children’s growth and development is like a perpetual spring. There are always new awakenings, new blossomings, sudden hailstorms, soft warm breezes, torrential downpours, and then, a beautiful rainbow appears. Let’s appreciate and rejoice in the miraculous growth that we see unfolding in our children. And let’s remember what Robin Williams says about spring: Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” Enjoy! Judy Banfield has a master’s degree in early childhood education, is an internationally certified lactation consultant, and is the owner of downtown Nelson’s Mountain Baby retail store

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Earth Matters ECO Centre closes its doors Nelson Star Staff

The Earth Matters ECO Centre, a social enterprise of Nelson CARES Society, has officially closed its doors. Earth Matters will remain as an active program of Nelson CARES Society, and currently maintains two community gardens, a thriving recycling pick-up service and develops educational community projects. “We came to a point where the ECO

Centre was unable to sustain itself without additional funding,” said Alison Roy, manager of Earth Matters. “We are happy about the great work that happened at the ECO Centre, such as our retail training program and last year’s compost education project. We are very thankful for the support we received. “Now, we look forward to developing more exciting educational programs and ensuring the success of our current programs, like our newly ex-

panded recycling pick up service.” This summer, Earth Matters plans to offer composting information and support to the community at the various Nelson markets. “We are still committed to providing information and assistance to the community on composting, waste reduction and local community gardening,” explains Roy. For more information about Earth Matters and its programs, check out the website

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Nelson Area Teams at Hockey Provincials

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KIJHL Stats Playoff Series As of March 27


Neil Murdoch Division ROUND 1 Castlegar (2) vs. Nelson (3) Castlegar wins series 4-1 Beaver Valley (1) vs. Spokane (4) Beaver Valley wins series 4-1 DIVISION FINAL Beaver Valley (1) vs. Castlegar (2) Beaver Valley wins series 4-3

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Nelson area hockey players who spent a week of their spring break competing for provincial titles came home empty, but with experiences that will last a lifetime. Nelson Minor Hockey teams and the Wildcats female program sent four teams to provincial championships last week in host communities scattered around the province. Though all teams competed hard, there will be no new blue banners hanging in the Nelson and District Community Complex next season. In Quesnel, the Nelson Pee Wee Reps had some close games, but came away from the Tier III Pee Wee Provincials without registering a win. The local 11 and 12 year olds opened the provincial tournament with a 4-2 loss to Kelowna that had Nelson leading until a spirited comeback by their Okanagan foes. In the second game against Creston, the third period comeback worked for Nelson who secured a 3-3 tie with Creston to keep their hopes of a semi-final berth alive. The third game did not end the way the West Kootenay champions had hoped when Dawson Creek scored a 4-1 win. Kaleb Comishin had the only goal for Nelson. In the team’s final game of the tournament, Nelson had a two-goal lead in the third period against Whitehorse but watched it slip away as the Yukon team scored a 5-4 win. The Whistler Winterhawks won the Tier III title with a 1-0 win over Vanderhoof. At the Pee Wee Female Provincials in Richmond, several Nelson girls were part of the West Kootenay Wildcats squad that turned more than a few heads with their gritty work ethic over the championship week. The tournament started with the girls taking on the top-ranked North Shore Winterclub. Though the Wildcats — who have Emma Wheeldon, Taylor Harrison and Bryce Winters on the roster — fought hard, they could

Eddie Mountain Division

The West Kootenay Bantam Wildcats arrived in the provincial capital last week and took a day to tour Victoria — including this St. Patrick’s Day fountain at the Legislature — before hitting the ice for competition.

not contain the Vancouver area team’s attack and ended up losing 8-2. The Wildcats bounced back with a 4-3 win against Victoria the next day, but then dropped a 1-0 heartbreaker to Surrey in the vital third game of the tournament. The Wildcats finished with a 6-2 win over Vernon, a 5-4 loss to Prince George and a 2-1 loss to host Richmond. Not surprisingly, the North Shore team won the female title with a 1-0 victory over Surrey. At the Bantam Female Provincials in Victoria, the West Kootenay Wildcats were a win away from a semi-final berth. Like their pee wee kin, the Wildcats — who have five Nelson Minor Hockey grads Merissa Dawson, Kali Horner, Jena Wheeldon, Emma Hare and Jesse Cooper on the roster — had to face the powerful North Shore Winterclub in the first game of the tournament. Despite a great effort, the Winterclub came away with a 3-0 win. Needing to win the second game to keep their hopes alive, the Wildcats played their best game of the tournament against a strong Prince George squad. In what was described by some as the best game of the entire tournament, the northern girls managed to squeak out a 2-1 win. In the final game of the Wildcats’

week, Hare and Wheeldon scored two goals each to help pace the locals to a 5-4 win over the South Island Royals. The bantam female final saw Prince George beat Terrace 4-1 for the title. The combined Kaslo/Nelson Midget Rep team travelled west for the Midget Tier III Provincials in Osoyoos. The locals started the week off with a 3-2 win over Whitehorse, but in a tight match against Abbotsford in the second game lost 6-5. The second game loss was matched by a 6-2 loss against Quesnel in the third contest of the week. The midgets got back on track with a 6-6 tie against Kerry Park, but ended up losing their last round robin game 2-0 to host South Okanagan. The Tier III title was claimed by Kelowna who earned a 4-3 overtime victory against Prince Rupert. While Nelson area teams were travelling for their shot at glory, the Nakusp Midget Rep team had an opportunity to fight for Tier IV Midget bragging rights at their home arena. Nakusp finished the tournament with a 3-1-1 record that included round robin wins against Fort St. James and Chetwynd, a loss against Kelowna and a tie against Saanich. In the bronze medal game, the hosts beat Whitehorse 8-4. Kelowna won the Tier IV banner 5-1 against Fort St. James.


ROUND 1 Fernie (1) vs. Golden (4) Fernie wins series 4-0 Kimberley (2) vs. Creston Valley (3) Kimberley wins series 4-2 DIVISION FINAL Fernie (1) vs. Kimberley (2) Fernie wins series 4-3 KOOTENAY CONFERENCE FINAL Fernie (1) vs. Beaver Valley (1) Beaver Valley wins series 4-1 Game 1: Beaver Valley 5 Fernie 2 Game 2: Fernie 6 Beaver Valley 3 Game 3: Beaver Valley 4 Fernie 2 Game 4: Beaver Valley 2 Fernie 0 Game 5: Beaver Valley 6 Fernie 2

Okanagan Division ROUND 1 Osoyoos (1) vs. Kelowna (4) Kelowna wins series 4-2 Princeton (2) vs. Penticton (3) Princeton wins series 4-3 DIVISION FINAL Princeton (2) vs. Kelowna (4) Kelowna wins series 4-1

Doug Birks Division ROUND 1 Revelstoke (1) vs. Sicamous (4) Sicamous wins series 4-3 Kamloops (2) vs. North Okanagan (3) Kamloops wins series 4-3 DIVISION FINAL Kamloops (2) vs. Sicamous (4) Sicamous wins series 4-3 OKANAGAN/SHUSWAP CONFERENCE FINAL Kelowna (4) vs. Sicamous (4) Kelowna wins series 4-1 Game 1: Kelowna 7 Sicamous 4 Game 2: Kelowna 6 Sicamous 1 Game 3: Kelowna 5 Sicamous 4 Game 4: Sicamous 3 Kelowna 1 Game 3: Kelowna 4 Sicamous 3 (2OT)

KIJHL LEAGUE FINAL Kelowna (13) vs. Beaver Valley (1) Game 1: March 28 Kelowna at Beaver Valley Game 2: March 29 Kelowna at Beaver Valley Game 3: March 31 Beaver Valley at Kelowna Game 4: April 1 Beaver Valley at Kelowna Game 5: April 3 Kelowna at Beaver Valley Game 6: April 4 Beaver Valley at Kelowna Game 7: April 6 Kelowna at Beaver Valley

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Obituaries & Memorials

Boston College Eagles Advance to NCAA Hockey’s Semi-Finals

MacLeod off to Frozen Four Nelson Star Staff

Nelson’s Isaac MacLeod and his Boston College teammates are off to college hockey’s biggest show of the season. On Sunday night the Boston College Eagles beat defending NCAA champion Minnesota-Duluth 4-0 in the Northeast Regional Final to earn a spot in next week’s Frozen Four in Tampa, Florida. The Eagles are the number one ranked team in the United States and with two wins this past weekend in Worchester, Massachusetts showed they will be one of the favourites when the final scrap for college hockey surpremacy opens on April 5. “We’ve been fortunate in Worcester, to come out a winner more times than not,” Boston College coach

Nelson’s Isaac MacLeod and the Boston College Eagles are two steps away from NCAA glory.

Jerry York told media. “My favorite place other than Watertown (his hometown).” Eagles goaltender Parker Milner stopped 33 shots for his second straight shutout helping Boston College to advance to their 10th Frozen Four in 15 years. They

will take a 17-game winning streak into its national semifinal matchup with Minnesota, a 5-2 winner over North Dakota in the West Regional. Minnesota is seeking its sixth NCAA championship, Boston College its fifth. The last two times the Eagles

Junior Hockey Playoffs

Hunt and Pats even with Moose Jaw Nelson Star Staff

Nelson’s Dryden Hunt played in his first Western Hockey League playoff game on Saturday night in Moose Jaw, but it wasn’t a game to remember for the major junior rookie and his Regina Pats teammates. In Game Two of the WHL’s Eastern Conference first round series between the Pats and the Moose Jaw Warriors, Regina were crushed 8-1. The series is now tied 1-1 and heads back to Regina for Game Three on Tuesday night. Saturday’s game stayed pretty even after the first period of play with Moose Jaw outshooting the Pats 12-4 but only managing one goal. The Warriors — who finished second in regular season in the East compared to the Pats seventh place finish — then took over in the second period. The home side fired 16 shots on the Pats’ net scoring three times and increasing the lead to 4-0. Four more goals in the

third period made the final 8-1. Hunt — a graduate of Nelson Minor Hockey and the Major Midget Ice — is a 16-year-old rookie in the WHL. ••• In other hockey post season action Friday, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Kelowna Chiefs earned spots in the KIJHL final after taking their series in five games. Former Nelson Junior Leafs Dane Rupert and Landon Andrusiak assisted on the double overtime winner at Kelowna’s Rutland Arena to help the Chiefs earn the 4-3 win over the Sicamous Eagles. In Fruitvale, former Leafs forward Connor McLaughlin scored one goal for the Fernie Ghostriders but it wasn’t enough as the Nitehawks triumphed with a 6-2 win. The Ghostriders line-up also included former Leafs’ defenceman Ty Morton and Nelson Minor Hockey grad Matthew Carr. The KIJHL final gets underway in Fruitvale on Wednesday night.

won the title (2008 and 2010) they won a regional in Worcester on their way. Boston College also captured the NCAA title in 2001 after coming out of Worcester. Ferris State and Union (N.Y.) College will play in the other national semifinal in Tampa. Pat Mullane and Bill Arnold had second-period goals for the Eagles. Patrick Wey added a strange unassisted goal early in the third and Johnny Gaudreau had one late. MacLeod is in his second year with Boston College. The Nelson Minor Hockey graduate played with the Kootenay Midget Ice and Nelson Junior Leafs as a 16-year-old. He then went on to the BCHL and played with the Penticton Vees before accepting a scholarship to Boston College. - With files from Boston College Hockey

Local Scoreboard Soccer Quest Adult FINAL STANDINGS THE BRIDGE LADIES REC TEAM GP W T Lily Whites 20 15 2 Dirty Dozen 20 14 2 Finley’s Jiggers 20 13 2 Red Dog 20 6 3 Selkirk Eyecare 20 4 1 4 Play 20 3 0 LEAGUE WINNER: Lily Whites

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NELSON FORD MEN’S OPEN TEAM GP W T Soccer Quest 20 17 0 Innkeepers 20 16 0 Old Dogs FC 20 12 0 Kootenay Co-Op 20 11 0 Naturally Hard 20 3 0 The Cataracs 20 1 0 LEAGUE WINNER: Soccer Quest

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QUEEN CITY CO-ED TEAM GP W T Neon Indians 20 15 0 Mad Cows 20 13 2 EOM 20 12 1 Dragon Slayers 20 11 1 Fake Madrid 20 4 1 Honey Badgers 20 2 1 LEAGUE WINNER: Neon Indians

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JACKSON’S HOLE MEN’S MASTERS TEAM GP W T L Abacus 18 11 4 3 Bia Boro 18 11 4 3 Jackson’s Hole 18 8 3 7 Red Dog 18 7 2 9 Real Nelson 18 6 3 9 Ted Allen’s 18 5 3 10 Slocan 18 5 0 13 LEAGUE WINNER: Abacus

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John Babakaeff It is with great sadness we announce the passing of John Babakaeff, husband, father, grandfather and brother. John had gone into the hospital for a hip replacement, a success, but due to heart complications passed away the evening of Nellie and John’s 56th wedding anniversary, February 28th, 2012 surrounded by family. A traditional Doukhobor home funeral service was held at Krestova Prayer Hall on March 2nd, 2012 with interment March 3rd, 2012 at the Krestova Cemetery. Thank you to all that helped and attended the services. We would like to thank Dr. Grey for all his services, the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital ICU staff that cared for John and those who helped after his passing. John is survived by his wife Nellie, daughters Linda (Mac Swetlishoff), Valerie (Leonard Balchewski), Natsha (Ken Salikin), 5 granddaughters Marcie (partner Benny), Dasha (partner Milosh), Larissa (Kyle), Nina (Fiancé Nathaniel) and Vherra Salikin, sister Mary (Mike Perepolkin), brothers Alex, Tim (Theresa) and many nieces, nephews and friends. He will be missed, may his soul rest in peace and may God accept him into His Heavenly Kingdom.

Florence Verigin On Friday, March 9, 2012 Florence passed away at age 89, with her family by her side. Florence was born July 23, 1922 in Crescent Valley, B.C. to Fred and Mary Susoeff. The youngest of three girls Florence grew up with her sisters Ann and Helen. At a young age Florence worked on the farms in the Okanagan picking zuccamelons and fruit. In 1943 she married Sam Verigin and they made their home in Slocan Park, where they raised three children; Robert, Rosemary and Laurie. Florence enjoyed farming and gardening, which was seen through all the beautiful flowers and vegetables she grew, and most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. In 1993 Florence lost her husband Sam after 50 years in marriage. A couple of years later she met Peter Elasoff and they enjoyed traveling and outing together. In 2006 Florence’s health turned and she went into Mountain Lakes until her passing. Florence was a loving and caring lady who helped anyone who needed her. Florence was predeceased by her parents Fred and Mary Susoeff, her husband Sam, her sisters Ann Chernoff and Helen Malakoff, also several nephews and one niece. Florence is survived by her Son Robert Verigin and partner Laverne from Winfield, B.C., Daughter Rosemary Doyle and partner Pat from South Slocan, B.C., Daughter Laurie Hlookoff and husband Joe from Shoreacres, B.C. Three Grandchildren: Brian Hlookoff and wife Christina from Shoreacres, B.C., Jamie Doyle and partner Shaun of Camrose, Alberta, Alex Doyle of Medicine Hat, Alberta. One Great-granddaughter Daphne Rose Hlookoff. Special friend Peter Elasoff of Castlegar, B.C. and many nieces and nephews. A Service was held on March 15, 2012 at Slocan Park Hall, with interment in Slocan Park Cemetery. Officiant was Sid Malakoff and funeral arrangements in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel. The family of Florence Verigin would like to thank Bill Strelieff and Peter Zaystoff of the Castlegar Funeral Home for all their support, and also to Sid Malakoff for all the guidance he gave us. To the cooks, gravediggers and the people who came and supported the family. We would like to also thank all the special nurses at Mountain Lakes who took special care of our mother. May Her Soul Rest in Peace.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Nelson Star

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The Nelson Blueliners are icing a roster they hope will be able to take back the Icebreaker title from the Vernon Vixens. submitted photo

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Spring is here and the Nelson Blueliners are hosting the 18th Annual Nelson Icebreaker this coming weekend. The nine-team tournament includes three Nelson teams playing in the two tier tournament. The advanced division includes the host Nelson Blueliners, the Trail Cougars, Vernon Vixens, the Shuswap


Storm and the Spokane Stars. The Shuswap Storm are first time contenders, while Trail and Spokane have sent teams since the initial tournament in 1994. The Blueliners will be looking to take the Icebreaker crown back from last year’s victors, the Vernon Vixens. The tourney includes an intermediate division for the first time in a few years. Also a first – there are two Nelson squads vying for the Inter-

mediate laurels. Both teams will be wearing the Thorman Driller colours. The Creston Jets and the Midway Black Betty’s will be taking on the hometown squads in the intermediate tier. Come on out and cheer the home town teams to victory at both the NDCC and the Civic Centre. Games start at 6:45 Friday night and run until the final for the advanced division at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 1. Admission is free.

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Hard Work and Volunteer Spirit Recognized The first annual Jim Keinholtz memorial award for volunteer of the year was handed out at the Nelson Junior Leafs awards banquet at season’s end. This year’s recipients are longtime junior hockey pillars Jim (left) and Mari (middle) Plamondon. Leafs’ president Russell Stocks (right) handed out the award named for the longtime team scorekeeper Jim Keinholtz who passed away last year in a plane crash.









































































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Community Touchstones of Nelson - Greg Scott

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Dateline March 7, 1962

n the most far-reaching terrorist act the Kootenays have ever experienced, powerful explosives ripped Cominco’s giant steel tower from its base, near Kootenay Bay, toppling it into Kootenay Lake, late Tuesday night. As the mighty tower crashed into the lake, some Cominco installations at Kimberley ground to a halt and the area from Riondel to Kootenay Bay-Crawford Bay and Creston was left in darkness. The 365-

foot tower was a major link in Cominco’s power line which stretches from the company’s hydro-electric plant at South Slocan to Kimberley. The line stretched two miles across the lake, one of the world’s longest spans, anchored on the west side to three towers 1200 feet above the lake near Coffee Creek. The east side tower, now destroyed was composed of 300 tons of steel.

Dateline March 10, 1962 L.V. Rogers High School,

the power of West Kootenay athletic circles, once again will make a supreme bid for British Columbia high school sports laurels. Two teams, L.V. Rogers girl’s basketball squad and a combined Nelson gymnastic team will be participating in the provincial championships being held in Vancouver later this month. Bomberettes, the girls’ high school hoop team walked off with most of the backboard honors, sweeping the West Kootenay competitions for the second straight year. The club represented Nel-

son at the provincial tournament last year.


Dateline March 13, 1962

rovincial Attorney General, Robert Bonner has asked in a wire to Prime Minister John Diefenbaker to station army units in the East and West Kootenay regions. Mr. Bonner said that it was made with the belief that the stationing of troops there for training would have a favorable psychological effect on the area where terrorist activities of the

radical Sons of Freedom Doukhobors has caused widespread unrest. He stressed that the request was not for troops to assist the RCMP in policing the area. Mr. Bonner, who visited Nelson and area last weekend, further stated that he has had a “personal observation of general conditions facing East and West Kootenays as a result of last week’s depredations.” In a slightly unrelated event, the arrival Tuesday of an army bus, Column continues on Page 25


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Community Continued from Page 24 with “Krestova or Bust” scrawled on the sides, containing the Royal Canadian Engineers Band caused various groups of Doukhobors to disappear from downtown streets within minutes. The band members, however, were more interested in locating places to quench their thirst.

“City fathers have taken the first step towards controlling downtown traffic by approving a recommendation basically prohibiting left turns on Baker Street.”

Dateline March 21, 1962

tion basically prohibiting left turns on Baker Street. Under the recommendation, left turns will be prohibited at the corners of Josephine and Ward Streets and for eastbound traffic


ity fathers have taken the first step to controlling downtown traffic by approving a recommenda-

at Stanley Street between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. every day excluding Sundays and holidays and to 9 p.m. on late shopping nights. Also Lakeview Crescent is no more. Council has decided that, due to mail servicing, the area will no longer exist officially in the city and promptly renamed the streets after former city mayors, Barnes, Waters and McHardy. The long linking road between the area and Railway Street was named McDonald Drive. Ald. B.C. Affleck suggested that it was representative of Mr. McDonald who was

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Dateline March 31, 1962


our hundred persons from B.C. and two States south of the border attended celebrations Friday night honoring the birth 40 years ago of the Nelson Rotary Club. Rotarians from Walla Walla, Spokane, Washington; Wallace, Idaho; and Trail, Salmo and Fruitvale, Castlegar and Nakusp joined in a celebration of the Queen City Club’s inauguration in 1922. Banquet and dance was held at the Civic Centre.




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Opponents to the Jumbo Glacier Resort proposal chose a night rally Sunday to bring a little more drama to the scene. Once many of those in the crowd of 200 lit candles, it worked as the chilly March night came alive with the fire. Samuel Dobrin photo

Available in most new Ford vehicles with 6-month pre-paid subscription


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FRIDAY ONLY! 3 for $5

2 for $5!

Fresh Blackberries Product of Mexico. 160 g.

March 30th Baked Fresh!



Bakery Counter Dutch Crunch Bread



Or Bakery Counter Butter Crust Bread. 450 g.

$5 Dinner!

Great Value!

Signature CAFE Homestyle Meatloaf

Duracell Batteries

Lucerne Butter Salted. 454 g. LIMIT TWO.

580 g.

AA/AAA 8’s, C/D 4’s, 9V 2’s, Ultra AAA 4’s, Ultra AA 6’s. Select varieties.

easter Entertaining s ends r e f f o y e Turk l 8, 2012 Apri CLUB PRICE



lb. 2.18/kg

Grade A Turkeys

Under 7 kg. Frozen. WEEKLY HOUSEHOLD LIMIT ONE. Offer ends April 8, 2012. While supplies last.

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Prices effective at all British Columbia and Alberta Safeway stores Friday, March 30, 2012. We reserve the right to limit sales to retail quantities. Some items may not be available at all stores. All items while stocks last. Actual items may vary slightly from illustrations. Some illustrations are serving suggestions only. Advertised prices do not include GST. ®™ Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under license by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and Canada Safeway Limited. Extreme Specials are prices that are so low they are limited to a one time purchase to Safeway Club Card Members within a household. Each household can purchase the limited items one time during the effective dates. A household is defined by all Safeway Club Cards that are linked by the same address and phone number. Each household can purchase the EXTREME SPECIALS during the specified advertisement dates. For purchases over the household limits, regular pricing applies to overlimit purchases. On BUY ONE GET ONE FREE items, both items must be purchased. Lowest priced item is then free. Online and in-store prices, discounts, and offers may differ.


Prices in this ad good through March 30th.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Nelson Star

Your community. Your classifieds.

250.352.1890 fax 250.352.1893 email

How to place a

Classified Ad with 250.352.1890

Call Or Drop by our office at 514 Hall Street Nelson, BC 8:30-5:00 Monday - Friday

Classified Deadline 4pm Monday & Wednesday




Career Opportunities



Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted

EMPLOYERS SEEK out CanScribe grads. Contact us today. 1-800-466-1535 INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Sites in AB & BC. Hands on real world machine training. NO Simulators. Start any Monday. Funding Options. 1-866-399-3853 TRAIN TO be an Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

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Busy Building Supply Co, is looking for a delivery truck driver. This position requires a class 1 with air, Hi Ab experience, crane certificate, general vehicle maintenance pretrip inspections, helping to load and unload and warehouse work when not driving. Please include a clean abstract with your resume to: Maglio Building Centre 29 Government Rd, Nelson BC, V1L 5L9. 250-352-6661 (p) 250-352-3566 (f) Attn: Dominic Email: Heavy Duty Mechanic Sunny Okanagan. Required for maintenance & repairs of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic systems, & diesel 2 & 4 stroke engines. For details or to apply: e-mail

Kokanee Springs Golf Resort is hiring

Cooks and Housekeepers

for the 2012 season. Apply to


GET PAID to lose weight. $5,000 for your success story. Personal Image TV show. Call to Qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243.

Lost & Found

Did you eat at the Hume Hotel 03/19 leaving something, call to describe 352-5331

FOUND: Black beaded “dream catcher” earring in Nelson on March 3rd. Pls call 777-0136

Found: I-Phone Near KLH 352-3428 to identify & claim

Classified Ads for items under $300 cost just $3!

Employment Business Opportunities ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or

ATTENTION BUSINESS owners. Fully automated Payday Loan Kiosks now available. Minimum investment $14,995 Visit or call toll free at 1-855-279-9442.

GET FREE Vending machines - Create your own cash income up to $100,000+ per year. Minimum investment $1,895. for more details call now. 1-866-668-6629 Website

HOME BASED BUSINESSWe need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training.

CITY OF Yellowknife Building Inspector II. The City of Yellowknife has a vacancy for a Building Inspector II. For more information on this position, including salary and benefits, please refer to our web page at: Submit resumes by April 5, 2012, quoting #220-139U to: Human Resources Division, City of Yellowknife, P.O. Box 580, YK, NT, X1A 2N4, Fax: (867) 669-3471, or Email:

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking DRIVERS WANTED: Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 wks. vacation & benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License with air brake endorsement. High School Diploma or GED. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver DO NOT FILL IN CITY or STATE

Education/Trade Schools AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 1(877)818-0783. APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certificate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline May 30, 2012. More information:

Certified Dental Assistant needed Mon-Thur please send resume to Dr. Zarikoff 515D Vernon St, Nelson, BC V1L 4E9 or fax 250-352-5886 Certified Dental Assistant needed Mon-Thur please send resume to Dr. Zarikoff 515D Vernon St, Nelson, BC V1L 4E9 or fax 250-352-5886 Manager experienced in Outdoor retail sales, incl.Ski & Kayak. Amber POS & Ski Tech abilities req’d. email resumes to: NELSON: RMT WANTED to join Community Chiropractic; Dr. Kevin McKenzie & Dr. Steve Forte. Full-time hours available in pleasant, efficient clinic,Apply 250 352-1322 RELIEF DRIVERS NEEDED for local newspaper. Truck an asset, but not required! Call Liz 352-1890 ext 209

HHDI RECRUITING is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes Baker Hughes Alberta based oilfield services company is currently hiring;





Income Opportunity

Financial Services


LOOKING FOR BUSINESS, PERSONAL OR TITLE LOAN? Now get up to $800k business or personal loan, with interest rate from 1.9%. Bad credit ok. Apply now

Restaurant Auction Kelowna Sandwich Restaurant Newer quality equip. Apr 5th @ 6pm 243 Bernard Ave Kelowna. (250)545-3259, View photo at

EARN EXTRA Cash! - P/T, F/T Immediate openings. Easy computer work, other positions are available. Can be done from home. No experience needed.

Medical/Dental Dental Assistant required Reply to Dr. Harvey Thompson, #22-665 Front St., Quesnel, BC V2J5J5. 250-992-3771


Health Products HERBAL MAGIC- with Herbal Magic lose up to 20 pounds in just 8 weeks and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Start today call 1-800-854-5176.

Financial Services DROWNING IN Debt? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll Free 1 877-5563500 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. MONEYPROVIDER.COM $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Help Wanted

Merchandise for Sale

Call 1-866-642-1867 SMALL BUSINESS Grants start or grow your small business. Free to apply. Qualify for up to 100K.

Legal Services

Free Items FREE: Wood Pallets Call Liz @ 352.1890 ext 209


CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Beautiful Brown Leather Couch & Chair hardly used $2500.00 Call: 825-9334


A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) DIAL-A-LAW: ACCESS free information on BC law. 604687-4680; 1-800-565-5297; (audio available). Lawyer referral service. Need a lawyer? Learn more by calling 604-687-3221; 1-800-663-1919.

Heavy Duty Machinery

Misc. for Sale

Classified Ads for items under $100 cost just $1!

CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

HD MECHANICS 3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to:

Elsie Marie Neale Passed peacefully on March 1, 2012 at the age of 93. Elsie was born in Didsbury, Alberta on September 24, 1918. She is survived by grandson David Beinder, wife Lisa and two great grandchildren Luke and Sam, granddaughter Cheryl Murphy, husband Rob and two great grandchildren Jayden and Ivy. Sadly she was recently predeceased by her daughter Janet Beinder to cancer in September 2011 and her husband Fred Neale in 1974. Elsie lived a full and loving life. She enjoyed bowling, cards, slot machines (when they were paying out), knitting and donating her time and treasures to those in need. Elsie will be greatly remembered, missed and always loved. She touched so many people on her life’s journey and we can all take comfort in the honesty and love she gave to her family and her friends. She spent most of her life in Nelson BC and will be greatly missed and cherished by all who knew her. We love and will miss your smile and the laughter you have brought to all! There will only be a small service at a later date with her grandchildren.

Pacific Insight Electronics (PI) is a world-class designer, manufacturer and supplier of electronic solutions for the automotive, specialty and commercial vehicle sectors. To support our ambitious growth targets and further increase shareholder value, PI is recruiting for the following positions at our Nelson, BC operation: Electronics Hardware Engineer – 1 available position – Reference #1201

The Electronics Hardware Engineer works in the Research and Design Engineering Department designing products for Automotive, Heavy Truck, and other customers in the Transportation industry. This industry has very high quality standards and is strictly scheduledriven: projects are generally aligned with vehicle launch timelines. The Electronics Hardware Engineer is responsible for ensuring that he delivers designs of the highest-quality within the time constraints of the project schedules. Validation Support Technician – 1 available position – Reference #1202

The Validation Support Technician works in the Electronic Hardware Engineering Group in the Research and Design Engineering Department and carries out a wide range of Compliance and Validation activities on products developed at PI. Detailed job postings along with the required skills and abilities are listed on PI’s website. Please visit our website for details on how to apply: Resumes can be emailed directly to:

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Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate





Misc. for Sale

Houses For Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

Want to Rent

Auto Financing


NELSON 5mile: North Shore 1 bdrm apartment, utilities & laundry incl. $650/mth 250-354-2854, 250-825-4416 NELSON: Newly Reno’d 2 bdrm w/lake view, close to town, very quiet adult oriented. building. Available now NS/NP, WD $725/mo 250-352-5634/208-304-5297 Shaughnessy Apartments now accepting applications on 2 bedroom apt. NS/NP $670/mo + util. Quiet Adult bldg in Rosemont 352-0118

Nelson: Honest couple looking for affordable accom in town. Previous homeowners, renovators, responsible, Non Partiers. contact Crystal or Dana 250-304-5920 or

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

STEEL BUILDINGS For all uses! Spring deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands now! Call for free brochure. 1-800668-5111 ext. 170. STEEL OF a deal - building sale! 20x24 $4798. 25x30 $5998. 30x42 $8458. 32x58 $12,960. 40x60 $15,915. 47x80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422.

WINLAW: Newer quality cottage, 2bd w/loft. Quiet sunny valley views, suitable for 2 people $795/mo 226-0034


Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector Looking to Buy Collections, Mint & Proof Sets, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold, Silver Coins etc. Any amount. Please call 250-499-0251

Homes for Rent NELSON: Clean 2 Bdrm + Den on 3 Acres, Sandy Waterfront, 5 min to town. Avail May 1st $1500 250-352-5679

Real Estate Duplex/4 Plex


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

Nelson, downtown: 2 sunny offices, big reception area. $780/mo incl util + A/C + HST. Call 250-354-4381/354-7949 Nelson: Downtown office suite for rent. 10ft X 15ft with sink. Mountain Waters Wellness Centre building, 205 Victoria St. Quiet, good parking. $375/mo. Call 250-352-6081 NELSON Downtown: Small Office/Therapy room. $350 + HST, A/C + utilities incl 250-354-4381 / 354-7949

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 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.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1st MONTH FREE with 12 month lease! Nelson: 2 bdrm + storage. Newly renovated, no carpet. NS/NP. 250-551-4821 Nelson: 2 bdrm apartment avail. Immediately. NS/NP $825/mo incl. power 365-7335 NELSON: 2 bdrm with private entrance walking distance to downtown, children ok, cats ok $800/mo + utilities 354-1456

Shared Accommodation NELSON- Fairview: Quiet person, NS, NP, Avail April 1. $450/mth util. incl. 505-4248

CAL 25’ Sailboat: Yanmar Diesel Sails BBQ depth sounder New Batteries & Head $11,500. 250-304-8225

Auto Financing - Dream Catcher, Apply Today! Drive Today!

Transportation DL# 7557



Call Dennis, Shawn, or Patti


for Pre-Approval or


GUARANTEED Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000 All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory. 1-888-229-0744 or apply on line at: (click credit approval) Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

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




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DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals


Granite Rd Small 1 bdr cabin with loft, furnished includes utilities $600/m April 1st 352-2127 Hans Small 2 bdrm cabin $695/mth + 3 bdrm cabin $850/mth on large acreage, very private, 1km south of Slocan City. Wood/ elect heat, creek water, Utilities xtra. Pets ok, room for garden. Lease required. 250-355-0035

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

Nelson: Previous male home owner seeks immediate affordable accom, private or shared, close to town, rarely home, parking pref. contact Brooks at 505-2445


Book Your Classified Ad Now

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

Nelson: Man in mid 30’s needs housing in town or bus access. Up to $500/mo + utilities, references avail, responsible & quiet. Contact Noah fax 3522211 or LM 352-6200.

Cottages / Cabins


SHIFT AUTO FINANCE Get Approved Today! CREDIT DOESN’T MATTER.. For The Best Interest Rate Call: 1.877.941.4421

YOU’RE APPROVED Poor, Good, OR No Credit at AUTO CREDIT NOW DL9597 Details and APPLY online OR TOLL FREE 1-877-356-0743

Cars - Sports & Imports 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

Scrap Car Removal SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

INVITATION TO TENDER Bids are invited for a lump sum contract for Kootenay Savings Credit Union Phase II - Corporate Office Renovations. The project is located at 1199 Cedar Avenue, Trail, BC. A Bidding Contractor is a company capable of performing all the requirements of the Construction Contract CCDC 2 2008, Supplements thereof, 10% Bid Bond will be required in compliance with the “Instructions to Bidders” issued with the Tender Documents. All sealed bids must be received by the closing date of April 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm PST at the Kootenay Savings Facilities Office at the address below. A mandatory site tour for the general, mechanical and electrical contractors will be conducted on March 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm PST. For more information, please contact Mr Harry Sapriken, Facilities Manager. 250-368-2731 200 - 890 Schofield Highway Trail, BC, V1R 2G9 better. together.






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The Disability Tax Credit is meant to help with some everyday living expenses and medical equipment and is often missed by disabled Canadians on their tax return because they don’t realize they qualify for it. We can help with the paperwork and answer any questions you might have about this often missed credit. Visit H&R Block to take advantage of the latest tax law changes. Visit or call us today.

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Brian Peel of Auto Parts Plus gets ready to relieve Vince Peloquin of some hair at the Nelson BC Liquor store earlier this month. Peloquin and co-worker Keinan Chapman enticed could-be donators with the chance to remove their hair for a $100 donation to the dry grad fundraiser, which helps graduating high-school students with their rite of passage celebrations. Peel, with the help of his co-workers, donated the $100 to the liquor store’s dry grad fundraiser. The BC Liquor store is continuing to sell $1 chocolates to raise money as well, donations can also be made there. Samuel Dobrin photo



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Community Soles 4 Souls Campaign Now Underway

Recycling shoes helps those without Nelson Star Staff

Spring is here and it’s time to clean out your closets. Bag up your gently worn shoes and drop them off at one of Soles 4 Souls many drop-off boxes around town. Soles 4 Souls Canada is committed to helping people in the midst of extreme poverty and those recovering from natural disasters

by giving the gift of shoes. Whether it’s Southeast Asia, New Orleans, Haiti, Africa or as with last year, Japan, the need is enormous. Since its inception in 2005, Soles 4 Souls has distributed over 13.5 million pairs of shoes and boots to people in need in 127 countries. Drop-off box collections are starting now and continuing until April 18. Please support this important relief

April brings free outreach programs for Valley seniors

effort and donate at any one of these drop-off boxes located at: Save On Foods, De Vito’s Shoe Repair, Shoes for the Soul, Gaia Rising, Nelson Recreation Centre, Valhalla Pure Outfitters, Streetclothes Named Desire, City Hall, Snowpack and Mark’s Work Wearhouse. The Nelson Rotary Daybreak club is also one of the sponsors of the Soles 4 Souls local initiative.

Time for some new shoes this spring? Donate gently used footwear

Get $10

OFF new footwear April 1st - April 18th

Valhalla-Pure Outfitters is supporting Soles 4 Souls Canada. They are committed to helping people in the midst of extreme poverty and those recovering from natural disasters by giving the gift of shoes. Be sure that donted footwear is clean, with no holes and in decent shape. Office applies to regular priced footwear. Minimum purchase $100. Drop off box will be instore.


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SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

During the month of April, the Slocan Valley Seniors Housing Society is pleased to offer two great free programs at the Passmore Lodge. Funding for these Outreach Programs are being provided through the Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives program and Slocan Valley seniors are invited to participate. On every Wednesday throughout April, Art Therapy For Seniors takes place from 10:30 to noon at the Passmore Lodge with Seamus Gray. Art therapy can be a place for the elderly to have fun, to take risks, to engage in a world of the unlimited imaginative potential and to relax. The goals include social interaction; helping to express feelings; improve selfesteem and support a sense of achievement. The instructor is an art therapist in training and for the past year and a half has co-facilitated weekly programs at Jubilee Manor and Mountain Lakes Seniors Home. Drop-ins are welcome to this program, but pre-registration is recommended. On Monday, April 16 and 30 from 2 to 4 p.m., master herbalist Colleen Emery of Emery Herbals offers An Introduction to Essential Oils for Seniors. This dynamic two-part workshop provides the foundational information necessary for seniors to become confident using essential oils for a wide range of practical applications. The first session on April 16 explains how essentials are created, how they work within the body and proper application methods. The April 30 session sees participants receiving a five part essential oil kit. They learn about these oils and how to incorporate them into their day to day lives. Seniors are advised to attend both sessions to gain the maximum benefit of Colleen’s knowledge. A limited number of free essential oil kits will be given to early senior registrants to this program. Those above this limit can purchase kits of their own at a nominal fee. Advance registration is required for this program and care-givers are invited to attend as well. If interested in attending please contact Tamara at 250-226-7136 or email svseniorshous-

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Recreation, Fish & Wildlife Resort & Hotel Management Sciences - General Ski Resort Operations & Management Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Writing Studies

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Home Solutions Home Audio Installations TV Mounting Residential Commercial Pre-Wiring Home Automation Home Delivery * additional charges may apply


Offers available while quantities last until March 31, 2012 unless otherwise indicated. Price is subject to change without notice. Pricing and availability may vary. TELUS, the TELUS logo, and are trademarks of TELUS Corporation, used under license. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Š 2012 TELUS

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