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Vol. 89 Issue 17 • Wednesday, APRIL 25, 2012 • www.arrowlakesnews.com • 250-265-3823 • $1.25 Includes HST
Smart meter critic comes to town Teachers to halt after-school activities By Jeff Nagel
Werner Hoffelinck answers questions about smart meters at the Bonnington in Nakusp. CLAIRE PARADIS/ARROW LAKES NEWS swing, consumers saw their bill go up an avBy Claire Paradis erage of 40 per cent, said Hoffelinck, and in Arrow Lakes News some cases 200 to 300 per cent. These giganThe Coalition to Stop “Smart” Meters’ pre- tic rises in costs were attributed by the power sentation at the Bonnington Friday, April 20 corporations to faulty analog meters being in was the one-man show of Werner Hoffelinck place previously, he said. and a series of slides and short videos. Even The new meters, by the way, need to be rewith sound difficulties, the audience of 45 Na- placed every 10 to 15 years, unlike the analog kusp citizens sat captivated by the information meters which have a lifespan of 50 years, he Hoffelinck put forward. said, which is good for meter manufactures not Originally an electromechanical engineer for Hydro clients. Some profits from meters from Belgium, Hoffelinck now lives in Vernon sales are destined to end up in the pockets of and is volunteering with the coalition spread- Hydro executives who happen to own shares in ing the word about smart meters. CRI, parent company of Corix, the outfit that The talk started with a description of elec- installs the meters, said Hoffelinck. trohypersensitivity, a condition Hoffelinck The executives may be reaping the rewards, himself suffers from. The human body, the but many Hydro workers will be receiving brain in particular, has a fine electrical balance, nothing but a pink slip. Meter readers and one that can be upset by wireless transmissions IT staff at hydro are facing job losses as BC from devices like cell phones and smart me- Hydro eliminates or moves their jobs overseas, ters, he said. Electrohypersensitivity, accord- Hoffelinck told the crowd. ing to slides in the presentation, has a cluster More bad news was on the agenda as Hoffeof symptoms associated with it that vary from linck brought up the elephant in the smart headaches to insomnia and lack of appetite, meter room: security of an electronically-conand has been identified as a medical disorder trolled grid. It is pretty much self-evident that in Sweden and Germany. The symptoms are any system which can be programmed can also often misdiagnosed as Multiple Sclerosis, said be hacked, as the presentation reminded everyHoffelinck, who said one of the worst offend- one, pointing out that intelligence firms like ers is cordless phones. the Pentagon, major banks, and governments Claims by residents in California that smart are not immune to being hacked. Hoffelinck meters were causing an adverse physical re- said security organizations like the FBI see the action has forced Pacific Gas and Electrics to move to a smart power grid as foolhardy, openremove meters from homes where they were ing up access to the grid to whoever can pay installed, claimed Hoffelinck. And if the re- the hacker’s price, including terrorist groups or search isn’t all in, Hydro should be following organized crime. the precautionary principle, he said, and stay The tone changed from terror to absurdity on the side of safety. when the presentation took on the topic of If research and reports of electrohypersen- smart appliances. A short video explained that sitivity didn’t move the audience, the stories not long from now, your fridge will tell able of sudden surges in the cost of power after to tell smart meter installation were sure to. In Ontario where the smart meter program is in full See ‘Smart’ page 2
Public school teachers have voted 73 per cent in favour of withdrawing extracurricular activities province-wide to intensify pressure on the provincial government in the continuing labour dispute. The vote of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) could affect everything from high school graduation ceremonies to upcoming sports events. Meanwhile, a decision of B.C.’s Labour Relations Board has ordered unionized teachers to prepare second-term report cards immediately, something some had resisted as part of job action. The ruling gives teachers until April 27 to have them ready. Public school teachers walked out for three days in March before the provincial government passed Bill 22, legislating them back to work with a six-month cooling off period. A total of 21,625 teachers voted to ban volunteer work, while 7,846 voted no. BCTF president Susan Lambert said cancelling extracurricular activities was a wrenching choice. “Teachers struggle with this because these activities bring so much joy to our engagement with students,” she said. “We know this will mean the loss of some highly valued activities, and we sincerely regret that. But we have to look at the bigger picture and the longer term.” The decision is expected to pit teachers who still want to coach teams and run student clubs in defiance of the BCTF decision against more militant teachers who will be able to ask their union locals to take disci-
BCTF president Susan Lambert said teachers “sincerely regret” refusing volunteer activities. KATE WEBB/METRO plinary action. Education Minister George Abbott told reporters the BCTF vote to ban extracurricular activities will divide teachers, punish students and leave parents overseeing functions like grad ceremonies. “It’s their personal decision,” Abbott said. “And I don’t believe it’s appropriate for the BCTF to be trying to interfere in that.” Abbott also defended his choice of a mediator in the dispute, Dr. Charles Jago, who the BCTF alleges is biased. If talks with the BCTF fail to reach a mediated settlement, the government would likely legislate a two-year contract, ending June 30, 2013. Abbott said he can’t guarantee that the dispute won’t disrupt the start of the school year next fall. The action plan approved by the BCTF membership also calls for a public awareness campaign to mobilize public opposition to Bill 22, a possible future vote on a full withdrawal of services and work in advance of the May 2013 election “to bring in a new government” that will repeal the legislation.
Slocan Valley man busted for cocaine trafficking Black Press
Slocan Lake RCMP arrested an Appledale man last week who they call a “key player” in a local drug trafficking operation. Police say last Sunday, an officer stopped a vehicle for a driving infraction in Winlaw, and suspected drugs were in the car. The driver was arrested and a search uncovered several packets of cocaine that had been prepared for street-level distribution. Subsequent investigation led the officer to obtain a warrant to search a home on Kanigan Road in Appledale. Early Monday, police found over three ounces of suspected cocaine, and about two
ounces of several other substances, including what they believed was ecstasy and ketamine. Two counts of cocaine possession for the purpose of trafficking are being recommended against the man, who was released on a promise to appear in Nakusp court on May 31. Further charges are expected. “Based on the evidence in this investigation, we believe we they have been successful in disrupting the local market for illicit drugs by apprehending a key player who is part of a larger Kootenay area drug trafficking operation,” said Const. Shaun Foley.
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Smart meter opposition tours through Nakusp was just a matter of time. At the end of the night, he reminded the Nakusp crowd: “divided we fall, but united we stand,” and encouraged people to work together to stop smart meters from coming to town. An anti-smart meter petition is available in Little Mountain Outdoor Gear, as well as a sign up list for people wanting to buy an analog meter lock.
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Come run in the sun for fun A fair for seniors Contributed by Marilyn Boxwell, planning committee member
Last year’s Community Spring Run start line was revved and ready to run for fun, and for funds donated to local groups. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIE WREDE
By Kari Tithecott, Nakusp Spring Community Run Director
Special to the Arrow Lakes News
Nakusp’s local running club, the Arrow Lakes Running Group is organizing the second annual Nakusp Spring Community Run, a run/walk event on May 13, 2012. We are expecting participation to be even greater than last year’s event, anticipating over 200 people registering to run or walk the courses. Each year, all event day proceeds go to support a variety of local causes. This year, the proceeds will be donated to the Nakusp Public Library and the Arrow Lakes Medical Aid Society. Event organizers want to raise as much money as possible for these deserving community groups by making our event the best it can be. Along with the 5K Run and 2K Walk, we have also added a 10K Run this year. The day will include a firemen’s breakfast hosted by the Nakusp Volunteer Fire Department, a children’s storytime hosted by our local librarian, Sabina, a Kids’ Fun Run (six years and under), a fabulous bake sale, a raffle draw, and, if that isn’t enough, there will also be music. Events
will take place in and around Cenotaph Park in Nakusp, beginning with pancakes flipped by firemen from 9 to 11 a.m. Then it’s off to the races, starting with the 10K at 9:30 a.m., followed by the 5K at 9:45 and the 2K walk at 10 a.m. We hope to draw many participants and supporters from Nakusp as well as surrounding communities to come out and join in the excitement. Last year’s participants came from all over, including Fauquier, Burton, New Denver, Kaslo, Nelson, and even as far away as Alberta. So, come join us at Cenotaph Park in Nakusp on Mother’s Day. Register for an event, come out for breakfast with the firemen, sample some baked goods, cheer for the racers or just bring your lawn chair and enjoy! Registration forms can be picked up at Little Mountain Outdoor Gear in Nakusp or contact Kari at email@example.com to have a form emailed to you. If you would like to volunteer, get in contact with Kari at the same email address.
“Staying Connected” – this is a phrase which is heard frequently, and carries with it a message which is important to each of us, especially on the part of mature adults. One way to remain connected with one’s community, programs and services is to make a determined effort to find out what is actually available at a local or regional level. Here is an answer! The first Seniors’ Resource Fair which takes place at the Nakusp Arena Auditorium on Friday, May 4 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., is a new community initiative coordinated by Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL), with additional funding provided by RDCK and Arrow Lakes Health Care Auxiliary. This special event is specifically designed to provide public access to a wealth of helpful information. It will focus on such important issues as healthy aging, education and learning, advance planning for future needs as they arise, as well as the essential role we all must play in promoting safe and high-quality lifestyles to the maximum degree possible here at home. The fair will also offer a valuable opportunity to meet in person a diverse representation of governmental, private and other service and program health and wellness providers. Members of the Burton as well as Nakusp area Senior Citizen Associations will also be in attendance to outline leisure time opportunities which are available and easily accessible. In addition, organizers from CBAL and other non-profit groups will be on
hand to address your questions with informed responses and supplying take-home educational resource information including upcoming class registrations, relevant contact and follow-up details. It is anticipated that around 30 staffed booths will welcome visitors, all designed to inform or to demonstrate a variety of health and wellness healing and preventive approaches. At the Interior Health booth, qualified staff will be on hand to check your basic health status such as blood pressure and other vitals. A fair highlight will be talks by special guest speakers including Karen Miller representing Trail Mental Health Services (Positive Well Being); RCMP Cpl. Ryan Fehler (Seniors Safety at Home); local pharmacists Rob Smallwood and Troy Clark representing People’s Pharmacy, who will speak on the topic of Safe Medication Use; and Interior Health Authority with Ann Weir and Suzanne McCombs (Advance Care Planning). Also slated will be exhibitions and demonstrations of Tai Chi and QiGong during the lunch hour. All older citizens, newly retired persons, friends and family caregivers of seniors from throughout the area are welcome to attend, and a light lunch and refreshments will be available for purchase. Door prizes will also be awarded. Admission is free. For more information about the Seniors’ Resource Fair, please contact Liz Gillis at 250-265-3538 or Ann Barrington at 250-265-4757.
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 NAKUSP BUSINESS RETENTION AND EXPANSION PROJECT Business owners and community members who are interested in learning more about this exciting project are invited to attend the meeting at 7 p.m. in the Emergency Services Building. For more information, contact Susan DeSandoli, 250-265-9919 or Laurie Page 250-265-4542. LUCERNE PRESCHOOL LITERACY “Ready Set Learn” is here again. Activities supporting numeracy, literacy, small and large motor development and kindergarten transition for 3-5 year olds from 1-3 p.m. Please call 358-7768 or 358-7766 over Spring Break to register. Come celebrate
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Meals On Wheels provides tasty, nutritious hot meals that are delivered to your home by volunteers between 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The cost for this service is $7.00 per meal. To arrange for Meals On Wheels please call Anne at Community Services 250-265-3674 ext. 213 between 8:30am & 4:30pm
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Nakusp’s 2011 Citzen of the Year at the Legion. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Spring Break to register.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
HALCYON HOUSE GARAGE SALE Dona-
ROTARY CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AND LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD At the Legion Hall. Dinner will be served by the Legion Auxiliary at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15. MIRROR THEATRE’S “THE SHIFT” Original script by Janet Royko, Music by Ty Klassen, “The Shift” is a play about creating the reality you want to live in, a sign of the changing times. Doors at 6:30 p.m., entry by donation, Silverton Art Gallery .
SATURDAY, MAY 5 tions are being accepted now at Halcyon House (no large furniture, please). For more info 250265-3693 ext. 3, or call Karolina 250-265-8007. Proceeds will go to our Garden Club.
NEW DENVER HOSPICE YARD SALE Gently used treasures and hot dogs will be for sale at New Market Foods If you have anything you want to drop off or need more information, phone Sharon@ 358-2558. No clothes please.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1
SUNDAY, MAY 13
LUCERNE PRESCHOOL LITERACY See
NAKUSP SPRING COMMUNITY RUN
previous. Please call 358-7768 or 358-7766 over
Register at Little Mountain Outdoor Store now!
Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services
SPECIAL EVENTS AT HALCYON HOUSE
All Seniors in the community welcome to attend all Activities Any questions Call Judy at 265-3056 (eve.) or 265-3692
ROTARY VILLA LOUNGE Monday: BINGO 7:00 pm at the New Lounge Thursday: Soup & Bun Day 12:00 Noon at the New Lounge
Events start with a ﬁremen’s breakfast at 9 a.m., and the running begins at 9:30 a.m. Come out and support the Library and the Arrow Lakes Medical Society while you get some fun exercise.
THURSDAY, MAY 17 - MAY 21 NEW DENVER MAY DAYS Who you would like nominate for Citizen of the Year? Send your letter by April 30 to New Denver May Day Committee – Citizen of the Year, Box 445 New Denver. New band Wheelhouse will take the stage Saturday night, May 19, at the Bosun Hall. This year marks the 11th Annual Thomlinson Bocce Tournament – call Dave or Shelley at 2456 to register your team. Tickets for both the dance and pig roast will go on sale in early May.
HALCYON HOUSE ACTIVITIES (Elaine Davis 250-265-3692)
Tuesday: 2:00pm: Exercises Wednesday: Adult Day Program 10am - 3pm Contact: Karolina Moskul 250-265-3692 11:00am: Tai Chi with Barb Every other Weds: 2:00pm: Social Time with Karen Every Last Weds: 6:30pm: Pub Night Thursday: 1:00pm: Cards Friday: 2:00pm: Time Wise with Simon Every other Friday: 10:30am: Bingo
MINTO HOUSE ACTIVITIES
(Located at the Arrow Lakes Hospital) Monday: Bingo 10:30 am History Reading with Social Day Program 1pm-3pm Tuesday: Piano Playing, Nail & Hair Day 10am Hairdresser 3:30pm Wednesday: Coffee Seniors Hall 10-12pm Crafts & Ice Cream Party 1pm-3pm Thursday: Walking 9am, Church 10am Class/ Cards 1:30pm
Every 3rd Thursday of the month is Pub Night at 6:30pm
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Fast cars on Crescent Bay Road worry mom
Crescent Bay resident Charlotte Ruse said she would love to take her son Hunter and his pony Gallahan on trail rides but is too worried about traﬃc. PHOTO COURTESY OF CHARLOTTE RUSE
Editor, Just because a road is paved does not mean that you can fly on it. As my neighbors know, most of the Crescent Bay Road area has now been paved, much to our disapproval. What some fail to realize is that just because it is paved does not mean that there are no longer people on it! There are some signs along the way, maybe not enough of them, that have a little picture of a person on a horse. Yes, people, this does mean that there are people on horses in the area. What the sign is lacking is the following: horses are NOT vehicles. The brakes do not always work. Sometimes the horse on the road is fearful of traffic and loud noises, so when you rev your engine beside me you are toying with my personal safety and that of my horse. Some of you are nice enough to move to the other side of the road, others somehow seem to miss the lack of other vehicles and enjoy riding up my horses butt. This goes out to all you dirt bike, 4-wheeler, loud toy drivers. If you see my horse freaking out when you are a block away it is probably a good idea to idle or turn off your engine until the horse is safely past you. Then there are the people that slow down and wait. Thank you! Your efforts do not go unnoticed.
I feel the lack of knowledge when it comes to horses on the road is a threat to the safety of all us horse riders out there. Granted, there are some horses that are fantastic and don’t care much about anything. Unfortunately not all horses start off this way. It is spring; it is time to get our babies and young horses out and about so they too can learn to deal with all the situations that make them good horses. The training of our young horses is crucial; if they learn to fear traffic because of some idiot with a loud engine, then we are creating an animal that only few could ride. This makes a horse way less sellable or enjoyable. Please take note of this: there are a couple of horse trainers and many horse riders that live and work in the Crescent Bay area, and throughout Nakusp. We would all appreciate a little more common courtesy when it comes to sharing the road. This is a rural community. If we all can work together to spread some horse awareness we will all benefit. It only takes one accident to make it a major issue; I am hoping that this brief note will prevent that from ever happening in the future.
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Community voted for projects By Claire Paradis
Charlotte Ruse Nakusp, B.C.
Street Address: 106 Broadway St., P.O. Box 189, Nakusp, B.C. V0G 1R0 Phone: 250-265-3823 Fax: 250-265-3841
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Four hundred voters turned out to the community vote on Sunday, April 22, 2012. Their votes determined which community projects would receive CBT funding; here are the results. For projects under $10,000, the final break down was as follows: Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services Food Bank, with 359 votes; Cultural Community of Nakusp Serving kitchen completion, 340 votes; Nakusp Ski Club Association Backpack Project, 320 votes Bayview Residents Association Fire equipment, Siren, Pump, 299 votes; Arrow Lakes Running Group 5K/10K Run, 277 votes for $700 in partial
funding. Projects over $10,000 were very close in results: Nakusp Public Library’s ten projects to modernize the Library, 277 votes; Arrow Lakes Search and Rescue Emergency response equipment, 275 votes; Nakusp Ski Club Association Foundation to Phase 1 rental shop, 255 votes; Arrow Lakes Historical Society Complete two-storey addition to Centennial project, 242 votes; Halcyon Assisted Living Senior’s life enhancement project, 242 votes; Nakusp Branch 71 Senior Citizens Association Heating System Upgrade to Senior Centre, 237 votes; Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services Kuskanax Mountain Trail Expansion Project 228 votes for $17,407 in partial funding.
Corrections To the March 28, 2012 issue: Savour the flavour of locally-made Jennifer Chocolates this spring Although you may know and love her chocolates, Jennifer of Jennifer Chocolates had neither Chocolates nor Zobel as her last name. It is in fact, Cross, although she is part of the Zobel family, and now you know it! To the April 18, 2012 issue: Careless campfire threatens Spicer farm Technically, it was a grassfire caused by a bonfire, Terry Warren corrected. Campfires are permitted as long as they are in a pit, burning pure wood and no larger than 18 inches in diameter. Backyard burning of wood (no leaves or grass or garbage) is allowed with a permit.
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Big Apple trip a big eye-opener for students considerations towards opening up fundraising for future plans, such as bottle drives. Ms. Paterson says that they are most definitely open to ideas and suggestions. These field trips are something worth supporting, and even participating in, as evidenced by past students. The next European tour will not be as broad as the previous ones, taking place in multiple nations, but instead will be specific to Italy and Spain, where there will be a number of stimulating hands-on activities, such as pizza-
cooking lessons, gladiator workshops and glass-making. And in the year 2015, students will have the chance to join the New Denver Lucerne class visit to Costa Rica. And by the sound of it, it will be well worth it! Hughes agreed with the added encouragement that on these trips, one receives a “better understanding of the world,” and that “it’s just a good experience, and it’s something people should be privy to. It shows what the world has to offer.”
SPICERS PLANT NURSERY Opening Monday April 23, 2012 Newly Expanded and Renovated Reduced Prices and Fresh Blooming Stock Vegetable starts, Perennials, Annuals, Fruit, Ornamental Trees and Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Hanging Baskets and More! If we don’t have it, plant your own in our ‘plant your own station’. You pick your plants. We provide the soil. Bring your own baskets and planters or purchase directly from us. Located in NAKUSP beside the Marina Students who took advantage of a special opportunity to go to New York City say it was well worth it. PHOTO COURTESY OF EDUCATION FIRST
By Nonni Charles-Lundaahl
Special to the Arrow Lakes News
This spring break, a group students at NSS took the opportunity of a special field trip to the United States: New York, New York. The students had many things to report, with an enthusiastic response to their adventure in the big city. But international travel is not new to our school. For years tours have been made to Europe through the “Education First” (EF) program, stimulating many a young traveller from our community. It’s a commendable effort on the part of the organizers, primarily Nakusp Secondary’s principal, Susan Paterson, especially in a time where we all struggle through an ill-faring economy. It’s easy to see the appeal of this program, not just for the excitement of travel, but for the education it offers, giving young people the chance to witness first-hand the results of significant events in history, as well as providing activities and cultural experiences. After his return from New York, Dustin Larrimore expressed that “it’s a different lifestyle” and that “people are so rushed.” Marina Cunningham, an attendee of last year’s Euro-tour, described the native cuisine, architectural sites, and her newfound love of Amsterdam, which she intends to revisit; her favourite activity there being a tour of the city on bicycle. Megan Hughes, a grade-twelve student who has been on the Eu-
ropean tour twice, and will be attending again next spring break, described her favourite aspect of the excursions was meeting new people and interacting with students from other schools that they toured with. She said, “it teaches you lots about how to take care of yourself in different situations.” Ms. Paterson explained that, “it basically opens minds, opens opportunities. It’s amazing the growth I see in people.” It’s evident that quite a bit of growing up was done during these international visits. Shaely Gresiuk in grade twelve had never even been in an airport before the trip to NYC, and she had been terrified in her anticipation. But it was all worth it in the end, as she relayed in eagerness the remarkable view from the top of the Empire State Building. Fellow graduating student Katie Hoffman stated her favourite sites were Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. The two learned of parts and places in history, such as the structural planning behind the famed Statue, and a memorial church dedicated to the deaths that took place on 9/11. I learned from them that this trip was “definitely an eye-opener.” Such extensive and thorough educational sprees require much effort to be put towards them. In the past, funding activities have been limited, mainly requiring fees from students, but this upkeep has become challenging, and organizers of these activities have been making tentative plans and
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The fabric of life at the Nakusp Quilt Show
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Evelyn Hurry stands proudly by her friendship quilt made with the contributions of many of her fellow crafters. CLAIRE PARADIS/ARROW LAKES NEWS
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Serious quilt admirers wore gloves to protect the quilts from the heavy traﬃc of many admiring hands. CLAIRE PARADIS/ARROW LAKES NEWS
Danielle Berg takes her son Blake to enjoy the Nakusp Quilt Show at the Seniors’ Hall Saturday, April 21.
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Winning and dining in Burton Poppy days are here again By Claire Paradis Arrow Lakes News
You might have thought that was a typo in the headline, but it was an evening of wining, winning and dining on Saturday, April 21 at the Burton Community Hall when the Arrow Lakes Grape Growers Society held their wine tasting dinner. Tickets for the dinner were sold out, and those that planned ahead and made it through the doors were invited to taste a variety of wines that came in flights, or three tastings to a serving. One flight had a trio of grape wines made from varietals that could grow in our local climate, and another was a threesome of fruit wines: pear, apple and blueberry.
A three-course Italian dinner served up by Jolene Moroz and Gabi Kohler tempered the effects of the wine. Salad was followed by pesto pasta and meatball covered in cheese, and was topped off by tiramisu. Delicious. A couple of mysterious and musical cowboys from Alberta who had wandered into town earlier that day regaled the party with live country music. They were soon joined by a couple of local women singing and playing guitar. Bedtime snuck up on some of the revellers, and they left the bacchanal for home. The rest hollered for “Jerry’s iPod” and danced to the little device’s catalogue of songs.
By Claire Paradis Arrow Lakes News
Nakusp Secondary and Elementary School students took part in the Legion Literacy and Poster Contest, and claimed Zone prizes. Cogratulations to all participants!
All entries from NSS were Zone winners. Front Row: Poppy Chiarperson, Cheryl Truax, Eclipse Galloway - Intermediate Colour 1st Place, Adriel Goodman - Intermediate Black & White 2nd Place, Aimee Gagne - Intermediate Poem 2nd Place, Morgan Leontowicz - Senior Colour 3rd Place, Amy Surina - Senior Black & White 1st Place, Annie Collins - Senior Poem 2nd Place & Kathleen Fox - Senior Essay 1st Place. Back Row: 1st Vice Lloyd Dennis, New President, Steven Tays & Deputy Zone Commander, Harvey Truax. PHOTO COURTESY OF HARVEY AND CHERYL TRUAX
Local vintner Jody Scott took home some awards for his wine-making eﬀorts. CLAIRE PARADIS/ARROW LAKES NEWS
Dwayne Foster won the crowd and an award for his wine. CLAIRE PARADIS/ARROW LAKES NEWS
The mysterious cowboys from Alberta entertained the crowd with songs by Blue Rodeo and the Man in Black, among others. CLAIRE PARADIS/ARROW LAKES NEWS
Athletes the Week Week Athlete ofof the Athlete the Week
Winning Numbers Drawn for Wednesday, April 18
Zone winners from Nakusp Elementary. Back: Cheryl Truax, Renee Goodman (1st essay intermediate) Front: Kiley Waterﬁeld (3rd junior essay), Tala Durocher (2nd Primary Colour), Melissa Johnson (2nd junior poem), Harvey P. Truax Deputy Zone Commander West Kootenay Zone PHOTO COURTESY OF HARVEY AND CHERYL TRUAX Royal Canadian Legion Br. #20 Nakusp _________________________________
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This Week in History This Week in History features a selection of stories from the Arrow Lakes News archives any criminal who uses a gun in a hold-up or in any other offence should be sentenced to lashes in addition to the usual term of imprisonment. Canada cannot afford to deal mildly with guncarrying criminals. It is a case for harsh treatment. Otherwise, we will soon be drifting in the direction of the conditions which exist in the United States.
April 26, 1972 Out with the old, in with the new
Harold Clark, Nakuspâ€™s station agent, along with Mrs. Edgington, were responsible for a large development along Nakuspâ€™s waterfront in the 1940s. Clarkâ€™s cabins, houses and apartments, most of which were moved later because of the Hydro ďŹ‚ooding, were erected to take advantage of the wonderful view of the lake and mountains. â€˜Edgyâ€™ as they called her, has her mother, Mrs. Moon, join them. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ARROW LAKES HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND CRESCENT BAY CONSTRUCTION
April 28, 1932 Soak the gun-toter! Magistrates in the city of Vancouver are inflicting fines of $50 on those who are found carrying guns illegally. It is certainly time something was done at the coast city to put a stop
to hold-ups and thuggery which have become so prevalent there during the past three years. No civilian in Canada has the slightest reason for carrying a gun on his person in any of the populated districts, and anyone who is caught doing so should be punished to the limit of the law. Further than this,
Out with the old and in with the new! Last week we published our last edition on the old Babcock press and as soon as the paper was in the mail, we moved it out of the shop in anticipation of the new press. It did not arrive in time for us to publish this weekâ€™s so we had to get this paper published in Nelson at the Daily News. The move for us represents a large investment and it shows the faith we have in the progress and development of this community. We sincerely hope that the people of the community will continue to support us in this, our last year before our half-century milestone. The Davey Commission, on Mass Media, heard evidence that a newspaper in a community of less than 5,000 was not feasible and a circulation of less than 1,000 was not economically possible. Well, three generations of Stanleys and a
community which appreciates its â€œhometown paperâ€? have proved the experts wrong. Our circulation is now well over 1,000 but our community is still well under 5,000. We would like people to help us make the new-look newspaper exactly what is wanted. If you want a picture in the newspaper take a shot and send it to us or give us a call. If the news you like is not appearing, give us a hand and submit it to us, either on the phone or through the mail. Our aim is to get all the news that is fit to print, and we promise to do our best â€“ but we need help.
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April 22, 1992 - Minor Hockey presents awards at banquet Nakusp
held their annual banquet on Wednesday. Greg Carson was congratulated on the Best Ever Program. All the Junior Novice players received certificate of achievement awards. The Senior Novice awards were, the Most Sportsman-like Player: Jesse Martin, The Most Improved Player: Ryan Struck, and the Most Valuable Player: Brodie Yano. In the Pee Wee Division the Most Sportsman-like player: Darrell Steenhoff, the Most Improved Player: Andrew Cruden, the Most Valuable Player: Tony Steenhoff, Playmaker of the Year: Dustin Marchischuk, The Hardest Worker: Joey Chwachka and the Hockey Bursary went to Joey Chwachka. For the Bantam awards, Most Improved: Noel Ballard, The Most Sportsmanlike player: Prisa Sivilay and the Most Valuable Player: Glen Froese. Goalie of the year trophy went to: Glen Froese, Play maker of the Year trophy went to: Greg Carson. Warren Jones presented the Russell Jones Player of the Year award to Brad Spavor. Rob Stevens presented the Randy Obayashi, Most Improved trophy to Darwin Hayward. Ron Roberts presented the Coach of the Year award to Robert Coates. Verna Halldorson, Donna Rebman and Mayanne Hayward were given a gift for the time and effort they put in the concession. Each coach also received a gift from the players and parents.
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HOROSCOPES APRIL 2012: WEEK 4
December 22â€“ January 19
January 20â€“ February 18
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The odds may be stacked against you, Pisces, but that doesnâ€™t mean you wonâ€™t come out on top with a little ingenuity. A weekend endeavor requires a leap of faith.
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September 23â€“ October 22
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Lady Luck smiles on you, Libra, and there is nothing beyond your reach. A treasured heirloom resurfaces, bringing back many fond memories.
The tiniest of changes make a vast improvement in a project. A rejection is a blessing in disguise. Be grateful for what youâ€™re given, Scorpio.
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Canadians are living longer and costs for the Old Age Security (OAS) are rising. On April 1, 2023 the Government of Canada plans to start raising the age of eligibility for OAS and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) from 65 to 67.*
What does this mean for you? 54 or older as of March 31, 2012
You may still obtain OAS/GIS at age 65
53 or younger as of March 31, 2012
The age of eligibility for OAS/GIS will change gradually between 2023 and 2029
Starting in July 2013, Canadians who are eligible for, but not yet receiving OAS will have the flexibility to delay receiving it in exchange for a higher monthly amount at a later date.
The number of working-age Canadians for every senior is decreasing** 6
The number of working-age Canadians per senior is decreasing, placing additional pressure on the OAS program.
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**Source: 9th Actuarial Report on the Old Age Security Program
For a free brochure or more information visit www.ServiceCanada.gc.ca/retirement or call 1 800 O-Canada (TTY 1-800-926-9105) *Subject to parliamentary approval