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Friday, May 11 • 2012

Vol. 4 • Issue 90

Another great weekend of youth baseball See Page 14

Pioneer Profile looks back on the life of Hank Coleman See Page 5 Nelson Courts

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Transportation, we felt that it’s best to just keep people out of that area for the time being,” said Joe Chirico, general manager of community services for the RDCK. When asked if the slide was related to a nearby logging operation, Chirico said: “I’m not going

Two Nelson doctors are facing the long arm of the tax law. Dr. Warren Fischer, the “academic dean and chief lecturer” of the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences is accused of three counts each of making false statements and evading tax payments in 2006, 2007, and 2008. Fischer was charged in March, made his first court appearance last month and pled not guilty. He returned Tuesday, where his supporters packed the courtroom. Irene-Maus Gravenhorst of the Sovereign Squamish Government, acting on Fischer’s behalf, began reading a statement arguing the court had no jurisdiction, and persisted when Judge Lisa Mrozinksi told her to stop. Gravenhorst was eventually escorted from the courtroom by sheriffs. “I will sue you for assault,” she said. “I reserve the right to remain sovereign. This is police brutality.”

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Selkirk College’s Fine Woodworking students tune up their final projects for their year-end show from May 25-27 at the Nelson Trading Co. building. This year 20 students have pushed through the nine month program to produce exquisite pieces of furniture. Samuel Dobrin photo

Nelson Salmo Great Northern Trail

Slide causes damage to trestle SAMUEL DOBRIN Nelson Star Reporter

The Regional District of Central Kootenay announced Tuesday that the Nelson Salmo Great Northern Trail has been closed from the Stanley Street entrance until further notice. The trail closure is attributed to dangerous areas caused by a slide as

well as to prevent encounters with bears that are known to be in the area this time of year. The RDCK said in a press release that the slide in the area created an increased likelihood of additional slides or debris flows. “Once there is a slide there’s always an increased likelihood of it [occurring again]. Through our consultation with the Ministry of

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News L.V. Rogers Band Student Off to National Concert

Scarff beats the drum in Ottawa Scarf recorded her audition tape which was selected by the director of the band and other representatives from Music Fest Canada. Scarff has been playing the drums since she was in Grade 7 and enrolled in concert and jazz band.

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Practice has paid off for L.V. Rogers Grade 12 student and percussionist Taryn Scarff. On Saturday, Scarff will be taking off for Ottawa to play in the Denis Wick Wind Orchestra that will be performing as part of Music Fest Canada. “I’m kind of nervous but

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“There are a variety of things you can play,” she said. “I like melodies and stuff that has a tune, so my main section is with the mallets and the vibes, the marimbas and the bells. You can also do the more intricate stuff with playing other percussion like the tam tams, the triangle and cymbals.” She has also played the piano since she was six. Next year, Scarff is planning on staying in Nelson and attending Selkirk College. “I haven’t really decided yet because I’m kind of torn between music and business,” she said. “I hope to have a career ending up in the business side of music where I’m either working with concerts or music management. That’s what I’m trying to figure out.” House and Acreage

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News Mungall raises concern about arts funding in Legislature

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Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall went to bat for local arts groups in the Legislative Assembly earlier this week when a $3 million fund saw money diverted to municipalities rather than community arts groups. The money in question comes from a sports and arts legacy fund announced in the 2010 budget promising $10 million into the arts and culture sector annually for three years. Mungall said in a press release that cities like Mission received surprise cheques in the mail for spending on upcoming anniversary celebrations without any request or process, while community arts groups’ applications have been rejected. “Arts organizations are struggling in BC as a result of cuts… the deepest cuts to the arts in BC history,” said Mungall, adding that the Nelson and District Arts Council laid off staff and closed its doors. “To make matters worse, the minister won’t disclose how she’s spending the full amount of this pot of money,” she said. Mungall said having these funds awarded without formal request puts extra strain on local arts groups who’ve experiences large cutbacks. The Minister of Community, Sports and Cultural Development was questioned by Mungall for not disclosing how the full amount is being spent. “We’re talking about a pot of $3 million. Not all of it was spent on these municipal celebrations,” said the NDP MLA to the minister. “While they are worthwhile celebrations, the issue is about yet another Liberal hidden process involving taxpayer dollars.”

The city now has a map for tree managment for the urban forest. MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

Nelson council adopted a new tree management bylaw Monday that aims to protect and respect the city’s “green infrastructure.” Councillor Deb Kozak and along others around the table applauded the new bylaw after years of dealing with one-off situations sometimes inefficiently. “For the past six years since I’ve been on council, some of our most vigorous debates and contentious issues have arisen around trees,” said Kozak. “Their care, their removal and how we care for our green infrastructure in the City of Nelson.” Among some of the issues Kozak mentioned were the doughnut tree and clean up in Rosemont park. “At that point in time I thought, as did many others on council and staff, we need a better policy and plan around how we handle trees,” she said. “We also needed to really respect the green infrastructure of our community.” The bylaw is aimed at not only educating the community on tree man-

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agement responsibilities, but also to guide city staff. “It’s about having internal policies in place that will assist staff and council to be very clear in how we manage our trees,” said Kozak. “How we replace them, and what we replace them with. If they are damaged by another party what happens. It makes things a lot clearer and a lot more straightforward. As we go forward it will save us a lot of grief.” The bylaw also identified a decline in the city’s urban forest. “When we talk about the decline of the urban forest, over the years some of the trees have declined and it’s a well known fact that urban trees have a shorter lifespan than something living in the forest,” said Kozak. “The bylaw helps us assess the state of the trees and mitigate damage where it may be occurring to improve the health of the tree. “If we are going to have a tree removed maybe we can have something started so the impact isn’t as great to the neighbourhood or parks.” Many downtown and Uphill trees may need to be removed over the next 20 years, the city has indicated.

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News EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY REGIONAL DISTRICT OF CENTRAL KOOTENAY LANDFILL ATTENDANT (Ymir transfer station & Central landfill) The Regional District of Central Kootenay is seeking a landfill attendant to work shifts at the Ymir transfer station and the Central landfill (located near Salmo). This is a nonbenefited position and no minimum or maximum hours are guaranteed. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The successful applicant will have transportation to various sites, good public relations, cash handling experience and basic computer skills. A detailed copy of the job description can be found on our website: This is a union position and is covered by the terms and conditions of employment as set out in the Collective Agreement between the Regional District of Central Kootenay and CUPE Local 2262. The RDCK is an equal opportunity employer. APPLICATIONS in the form of a resume and cover letter detailing qualifications and experience relative to the position will be accepted by the undersigned until 4:00 pm (local time) on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. We thank all applicants but only those considered will be contacted. David Bromley Resource Recovery Operations Supervisor Regional District of Central Kootenay Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive Nelson, BC V1L 5R4 Email: Phone: 1-800-268-7325 / Fax: (250) 352-9300

ANKORS is ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for an AIDS WALK COORDINATOR The AIDS WALK Coordinator will coordinate, develop and organize aspects of the 2012 AIDS Walk for Life in Nelson. The AIDS WALK is the premier fundraising event of the year to support people living with HIV/AIDS in the region. The job includes the organization of volunteers, event site, media, entertainment, recruitment of walkers, teams and speakers, food and donations for prizes and silent auction. Experience with event planning, media communications and fundraising are an asset. 32hrs/wk at $14/hr. Start date: Immediate. End date: August 30th. This job opportunity is supported by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. In order to qualify for this job position, you must have been registered as a full-time student this past academic year and you must intend to return to school in September. People from 17-30 years old are eligible to apply for this position. Aboriginal students and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Please send resumes to: AIDS Walk c/o ANKORS 101 Baker St. Nelson, BC V1L 4H1 Fax# 250-505-5507 Email: For more information, please contact Cheryl or Karen @ 250-505-5506

Forest Practices Board Report on Meadow Creek Cedar

Road puts fish habitat in jeopardy report says. It asks government to explore options, including intervention, to make sure the outstanding silviculture obligations are met and timelines achieved.

GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

A Forest Practices Board report into Meadow Creek Cedar’s operations says fish habitat is at risk while the company and government argue over who is responsible for maintaining or decommissioning a logging road. The report, released last week, noted plugged culverts and ditches, small failures, and tension cracks in several places among 218 km of road examined. Road maintenance was of particular concern in Healy Creek, which flows into the Lardeau River and is habitat for Gerrard rainbow trout and Kokanee salmon. In 2008, the government removed most of the creek’s drainage from the forest landbase and placed it in a no-harvest area to conserve mountain caribou habitat. Meadow Creek’s permit within the area required it to maintain 25 km of roads and meet silviculture obligations on 300 hectares of previously harvested cutblocks. The investigation found several natural landslides crossed the Healy road, some reaching the creek. Sediment entering the creek could harm downstream spawning habitat. The company asked the province to release it from its road maintenance and silviculture obligations within the area, arguing government should accept responsibility. The ministry said it wouldn’t do so until Meadow Creek deactivated its road, including removing all bridges and culverts, but the company claimed it couldn’t afford to.


The list of concerns over Meadow Creek Cedar’s operation is long.

“However, while the parties debate payment for road deactivation, the risk of potentially high environmental consequences increases,” the report says. The report recommends government assess the risk and maintain or deactivate the road.

SHODDY SILVICULTURE PRACTICES The report also says the company’s poor reforestation and brush control practices increased the risk of not being able to re-grow stands to acceptable levels by prescribed deadlines. “The investigation found Meadow Creek Cedar’s seedling purchase strategy and seed handling techniques resulted in high mortality on several blocks,” it reads. The company often bought other licensees’ surplus seedlings on the open market, which lowered the cost but resulted in late planting and poor stock handling. Usually, there was no follow up to determine if the seedlings survived. Meadow Creek Cedar also failed to do any brushing for five years, even though many of its harvesting areas

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were subject to dense shrub growth. “The long-term sustainability of the forest resource is at risk if a plantation fails or silviculture treatments are not applied,” the board noted. The company was further cited for poor administrative controls and inconsistent record keeping. It had no formal road or bridge maintenance program or tracking system. And it ignored three letters from its own registered professional forester expressing concerns about the soundness of its practices, particularly around silviculture and road construction. “There was no indication that Meadow Creek Cedar addressed any of those concerns.” Overall, there were 67 instances of non-compliance or minor reporting errors in the company’s silviculture program, including 35 related to standards for seed use (14 minor, 21 major). The other 32 were mostly minor reporting errors, but there were eight major noncompliances. “Individually the failures and errors were not significant, but cumulatively they are a major concern,” the

From 2006 onward, the number of inspections of Meadow Creek Cedar’s operations by ministry compliance and enforcement staff steadily increased. Between 2005 and 2010, the company accounted for 33 per cent of all inspections in the Kootenay Lake forest district, even though its license accounted for only 23 per cent of the overall annual allowable cut. A total of 306 inspections were conducted over that period (peaking in 2009 with 78), the most of any licensee and also the highest number per 10,000 cubic meters. Since April 2006, the company has been issued 46 compliance notices and five cases have gone before the district manager for determination. The latter included a variety of silviculture and road-building infractions, some of which ultimately led to the company’s license suspension in February of this year. Another 11 investigations are ongoing. The report noted that current legislation “impedes effectiveness of compliance and enforcement’s risk rating process.” Under the act, government is not involved in planning or approving operational plans, and has Story continues to ‘Advice’ on Page 11

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eorge (Hank) Coleman, a former Nelson city councillor and Regional District of Central Kootenay chair who wired Kootenay Lake hospital and once competed in a transatlantic air race, has died at 85. Coleman was the first person in Canada to earn a pilot’s license with only one eye — he lost the other eye in an accident at age 10. His step-son Gary Burns, whom Coleman raised from boyhood along with two brothers, says federal regulations barred monocular pilots until local MP Bert Herridge got involved. “Hank had flown as co-pilot with Bert in the plane. Bert brought the issue up in Ottawa and said ‘It isn’t our business how you achieve what you achieve. The result is good enough.’” Coleman went on to earn his instrument rating and float plane qualifications, and regularly flew across Canada and to the Caribbean. He owned five planes in his lifetime, including a former RCAF Beechcraft 18 he bought with Ben Bengtsson in 1971. Outfitted with auxiliary fuel tanks and renamed the Spirit of Nelson, they entered it in a race from London to Victoria commemorating BC’s centennial. Despite having the oldest plane in the competition, they finished second in their class. A past president of the Nelson Pilots Association, Coleman once went to Ottawa with Mayor Louis Maglio to secure over $100,000 for an airport expansion. Naturally, he flew them there. Born in Invermere and raised in Windermere and Cranbrook, Coleman left home at 16. The military wouldn’t accept him for World War II because of his limited vision, so he ended up building air force bombers in a Halifax factory. His first visit to Nelson was not

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auspicious: he rode in on a motorcycle and caught the attention of a large police officer who threw him in jail, beat him with a rubber hose, and told him to stay out of town unless he wanted more. But Coleman returned, working for Bennett’s Electric before establishing his own business in 1954. When he visited the Bank of Montreal and asked to open an account, the manager asked what resources he had. Coleman replied: “A toolbox and $64.” That was the beginning of Coleman Electric, in the wedge-shaped building on Front Street. As one of few Class A industrial electricians in the area, Coleman wired many major projects, including the Kootenay Lake and Grand Forks hospitals, Celgar pulp mill, and Slocan sawmill. He also donated his time to wire the old Nelson museum and was regularly involved in troubleshooting at the city power plant. Coleman was elected to council in the 1970s, and chaired the Regional District of Central Kootenay for two

years. He also ran twice unsuccessfully in Nelson-Creston for Social Credit. Burns says Coleman had a “profound sense of duty and service to his community.” “When it came to getting things done, he wouldn’t let much stand in his way. To say that he could be a tyrant at times would be an understatement. Hank was never afraid to do what he thought needed to be done.” Coleman eventually gave up his pilot’s license due to declining health — a sad day for him, but he never complained. “He was ever the optimist,” Burns says. “He thanked his lucky stars for all the days he could fly. As it was, he exceeded what most of us can do with both eyes.” Coleman’s funeral Saturday in Nelson included a flypast. “Just after they put the ashes in the grave, there were still a number of dry eyes,” Burns says. “But when you heard the four planes and a helicopter coming, there were none left.”

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Editorial A taxing debate worth having


oday’s front page story is sure to set off some spirited watercooler discussion. Regardless of your income level or career, everybody pays taxes and everybody has an opinion. For those who read only the print edition of the Star, this may be the first time you have read about two recent cases of alleged income tax evasion. Today’s front page story has been on-line at for a couple of days and readers have already been responding. Some questioned the story. Is it our place as the community newspaper to delve into what many consider a personal issue? In this case, yes it is. The federal Income Tax Act is part of the law of our land. Canada Revenue Agency issues news releases when those who refuse to pay are fined and in turn we report it. That’s how the news business works. Beyond the names of those who have landed in court and then in our paper, the entire issue is worth a public discussion. Should people have to pay income tax? Of course they should. It’s the glue that holds the services of our country together. A total of 48 cents of every dollar spent by the federal government comes from income tax. If we all decided to not pay into the giant pot of cash in Ottawa, where would we be? Income tax goes towards health care, post secondary education, social programs, programs for children and seniors, transfers to First Nations, infrastructure, arts, foreign aid, defence, fisheries, justice, environment, research, multiculturalism, public safety and national parks. Just to name a few. Regardless of your views on life, there are at least a few services on that list you would consider important. Income tax is not age old. It was only introduced after World War I and even then it was only supposed to be temporary. Before that Ottawa relied on customs and tariffs to pay the bills. Those days are long gone and income tax is now the only reasonable way to ensure this great nation continues to provide for its people. If you have a better system, we would love to hear it. Email us at The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the 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.

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Greek default, Euro collapse?


ast year, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel warned: “Nobody should believe that another half-century of peace in Europe is a given. If the euro collapses, Europe collapses. That can’t happen.” But there is now a risk that the euro, the 10-year-old common European currency, might indeed collapse. The trigger could turn out to be last weekend’s election in Greece. New Democracy and PASOK, the centre-right and centre-left parties that have alternated in power since democracy returned to Greece in 1974, were abandoned by voters in revolt against the savage austerity measures that those parties had accepted in order to keep the country in the euro. The beneficiaries were radical parties of the extreme right and left. Most shocking was the rise of the neo-fascist Golden Dawn party. Its shaven-headed street-fighters give the Nazi salute and systematically attack immigrants on the streets — and it got seven per cent of the vote. Golden Dawn, together with two other ultra-nationalist parties that are equally hostile to immigrants, the euro and indeed the European Union itself, got the votes of one Greek in five. Even more Greeks backed the hard-left parties which also reject the deal with the EU and the International Monetary Fund that gave Athens enough money (174 billion euros – $225 billion) to go on paying its immense debts. The price was brutal cuts in domestic spending in Greece, and the voters revolted against it. Greek incomes have fallen sharply and one-quarter of the workforce is unemployed. It’s not a recession in Greece, it’s a full-blown depression, and Greek voters don’t want to hear about how massive foreign borrowing and corruption at home got them into this mess. They just want it to stop. The main target for their ire is the deal that forced this austerity on Greece, and the chief victims have been the two traditionally domi-

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nant centrist parties that signed it. Between them, three years ago, they got almost 80 per cent of the vote. This time they got just over 30 per cent. The missing 50 per cent mostly went to parties of the extreme right or radical left that reject the deal.

Those parties are too far apart on other issues to form a government in Athens with majority support in parliament, so there will probably be another election in June. If no coalition that will abide by the deal comes out of that election, then the EU will halt its financial aid to Greece — and when the next big payment on the country’s debt falls due at the end of June, Greece will default. This raises two questions. What will happen to Greece if it defaults on its debts and crashes out of the euro? More importantly, what will then happen to the common currency, and to the European Union itself? Countries that default on their debts have a very hard time. When Argentina defaulted in 2001, there was a 60 per cent fall in domestic consumption. Bank accounts were frozen, supermarkets emptied, and imported goods disappeared from the market. Inflation soared, jobs disappeared, and by 2003 more than half the population was living below the poverty line. On the other hand, Greece is experiencing a good deal of this misery already. Unemployment is as bad

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as Argentina’s was at its worst. But in a few years, freed from its burden of insupportable debt, Argentina’s economy took off. Foreign banks started lending to it again, and for nine years now its GDP has grown at around eight per cent a year. Many Greek voters think they can renegotiate the deal with the EU and stay in the euro. That is almost certainly untrue. But in the end default may turn out to be better for them than staying in the euro and suffering endless austerity while trying to pay off an impossible load of debt. The bigger question is: what happens to the euro if Greece leaves? The common currency was conceived as a vehicle for achieving the “ever closer union” that most EU politicians used to orate about, but that was putting the cart before the horse. Without a single authority that can enforce the necessary fiscal and budgetary disciplines, such a currency is bound to fail. Last Monday Jacques Attali, the former adviser to the late French president, Francois Mitterand, said that the euro will not last five more years “unless there is a single European state.” He’s probably right, but there is obviously not going to be a single European state in five years’ time. Therefore, by Attali’s own logic, the euro as we know it is doomed. But Angela Merkel is probably wrong: that is unlikely to spell the end of the European Union itself. The EU survived perfectly well for 40 years without a single currency. The Greeks will probably be using new drachmas before long. The Spanish may also be back to pesetas and the Italians to liras before we are much older. Perhaps the euro will survive as the common currency of the rich and efficient economies of northern Europe, and perhaps not. But the demise of the euro would not mean the end of the EU or of peace in Europe. Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries

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No clear OCP mandate Re: “Coming up with a plan,” Ramona Faust column, April 25 Ms. Faust: “An OCP (official community plan) has no tax implications.” Actually the regional district has already spent considerable tax dollars on preparing the draft OCP. If adopted, regional district staff will have to evaluate every proposed development, subdivision, addition or renovation for compliance with the OCP, I do not believe RDCK staff will welcome the increased work load without compensation. Ms. Faust: “The majority of Area E residents felt that growth and development should be managed.” This is the result of a survey conducted in 2010. A total of 43 per cent supported a community plan, while 37 per cent wanted more infor-

mation and 17 per cent said no to planning. That means 54 per cent either wanted more information or were opposed, yet on that basis a draft plan was prepared.

“The regional district would not be justified in adopting a bylaw based on responses to a survey that simply asked ‘do you think growth and development should be managed?’” We all know that a survey can produce whatever result the party doing the survey wants. For instance if you ask “are you in favour of preventing child abuse” you will get a resounding YES, but if you

HUGS. To the 8 p.m. bus driver coming from Balfour. As I was on my late evening walk I spotted the bus go by, I guess you thought I needed a ride so you stopped, but I had to wave you on. But it sure was nice and thoughtful for you to stop. SLUGS. To Nelson gas stations who consistently keep local gas prices higher than other areas. I believe that when two or more gas outlets set a price, this is price fixing. Earn the right to have locals shop local. HUGS. To my daughter for her enthusiasm towards the game of soccer, but more importantly for her strength of character to realize that even when you are handed disappointment you solider on and continue to better yourself. Sports teach many things, but handling adversity is how it betters your life. HUGS. Huge huge hugs out to the Homelinks actors and their director for an amazing play. The cast was awesome, the story delightful. Brilliant job by all, can’t wait for the next one! HUGS. To the wonderful childcare providers offering safe, quality childcare in our community. Homebased businesses are abundant in this area; here’s hoping that neighbours can find ways to balance their needs with the needs of families requiring these childcare spaces. Children’s voices are, and should always be, a part of our neighbourhoods. HUGS. Thank you to the parents who take time out of their day to say thank you to their child’s teacher!

suggest installing monitoring devices in every residence for the purpose of preventing child abuse, you might well get a different response. The regional district would not be justified in adopting a bylaw based on responses to a survey that simply asked “do you think growth and development should be managed?” since that survey did not include details of what was involved, and especially since more than one-third of respondents specifically asked for more information. Now that the information is available as to what this OCP entails, the decision on whether to adopt the bylaw should be left to the voters to decide in a referendum, and not to a possibly flawed survey or the opinion of directors. Jack Zeeman Balfour

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SLUGS. To the phantom proofreader. Sign your name so we can thank you personally. SLUGS. To the RDCK for trying to sneak zoning into Nelson South and Blewett in such a backdoor sneaky way. The residents that heard of it did so by accident. It’s not even listed as news on the RDCK website. Who do you think you represent? HUGS. Big hippy hugs to all the awesome people who gave me rides to and from the hill this winter, hope to see you next year. - Rainbow warrior HUGS. To the children who wear bike helmets... SLUGS. To their parents who don’t. You sure aren’t setting a very good example. HUGS. To the friendly Sidewinders baristas who know my order before I ask!

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With Extra Foods’ doors now closed, the Kootenay Coop is working hard to decide what to do with the vacant building, though it’s likely to be some time before there’s any concrete plan. “We expect it’s going to be several months before we know that we’re going to be doing with the property,” said coop general manager Deirdrie Lang. The group held its first member forum on the development of the building Wednesday evening, and two more are scheduled for this month on the next two Wednesdays. “It’s a big question,” says Lang. “There’s a lot of work that needs to be done before we can decide which way we’re going to go and how it’s going to be developed.” Lang says they’re always looking for member feedback

The former Extra Foods building on Vernon Street has been alive with activity in the last week as crews work on removing the insides of the former grocery store. Bob Hall photo

and encourages people to email or call with suggestions for the development. “We’ll be going light on the member engagement stuff through the summer, but we’ll be doing more in the fall through surveys and more forums,” she said. In the meantime, she says the building will likely just lay

vacant. Lang says there likely won’t be any major developments on the project until the fall. Since the grocery store at the east end of Baker Street closed late last month, crews have been gutting the insides. Truckloads of old fixtures and shelving have been hauled away since last week.

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News Fischer back in court in June Continued from Page 1 A federal Crown prosecutor told the judge the trial is estimated to take three weeks due to the extensive tax information involved and issues surrounding execution of search warrants. The Star has learned agents from Canada Revenue Agency raided Fischer’s home and business in March 2011, with the help of the Nelson Police Department. The prosecutor said the trial could be reduced to as little as three days if Fischer is willing to forego his challenge of the warrants. “I do not consent to being the accused here,” Fischer told the judge. Fischer was also ordered to turn himself in to the Nelson Police Department by 4 p.m. Monday for fingerprinting, or a warrant would be issued for that purpose. “I do not consent to fingerprinting,” Fischer said. His next court appearance is June 5. As the hearing concluded, Fischer began to make a statement, but the judge stopped him. “I’m finished with you now,” Mrozinski said Outside court, Gravenhorst said for the past year Fischer has been an ambassador of the Sovereign Squamish, a group that claims “freedom from taxes pursuant to legislated common law jurisdiction governance.” Others have unsuccessfully tried variations on the sovereignty defence when charged with tax evasion. Fischer and the Sovereign Squamish also counted the support Tuesday of the Sovereign Sinixt Nation Government and together taped a notice to the courthouse declaring Sinixt sovereignty. “Tax slavery is not something human beings want to engage in,” Gravenhorst said. “That contract has to go … Revenue Canada is war. We’re interested in peace.” “There is a resistance by the courts to hear our testimony and statements,” said local Sinixt spokeswoman Marilyn James. “They have again and again refused Sinixt jurisdiction over our sovereign land. We are a sovereign nation on unceded territory.” According to his biography on the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences’ website, Fischer holds a bachelor of science in biochemistry from McGill University, as well as a degree from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology, and was the only foreign student in a class of 40. After returning to Canada, his medical practice “grew quickly, fuelled by the testimonies of those who had been helped. He felt compelled to ensure that the medicine

was competently practised and accurately represented to the public.” He co-founded the Academy in 1996 and was appointed in 1999 to the first board of the College of Traditional Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of BC for a three-year term.

DOCTOR FINED In an unrelated case, Dr. Martha Wilson pled guilty to failing to comply with the income tax act for not filing a return in 2008, and was fined $1,000. Wilson, who runs a family practice in Nelson, admitted to one count in February and was sentenced last month to the minimum fine while a second count was stayed. The outstanding return has since been filed and she has until April 2013 to pay her fine. It’s not clear how much she owed. Wilson declined comment except to say she found it “extraordinary” that Canada Revenue Agency issued a news release about her case. In a section on its website detailing tax convictions, the agency explains it publicizes such cases “to maintain confidence in the integrity of the self-assessment system, and to increase compliance with the law through the deterrent effect of such publicity.” The BC section of the site lists two dozen other convictions dating back to last November, including a Castlegar man who was fined $1,000. News releases are archived online for six months. Communications manager David Morgan added prosecution is “only considered after a long chain of other compliance activities have been taken and have not resulted in compelling the filing of returns voluntarily.” If someone doesn’t file their tax return, they are issued two requests to file. Failing that, the account is reviewed, and in some cases an automatic assessment prepared. If income can’t be fully determined, officers contact the taxpayer to learn their situation and make filing arrangements. If a mutually agreeable arrangement still can’t be found or is not complied with, the file is reviewed again. “When the officer has exhausted all other means to resolve a file, a requirement to file is personally served on the taxpayer, setting out a time frame,” Morgan said. “If this is not complied with, and if warranted, prosecution is undertaken.” Those convicted of failing to file tax returns must still file them and pay taxes owing plus interest in addition to fines imposed by the courts.

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Hunger Awareness Week is May 7 to 11. Investors Group is a Hunger Hero sponsor of this initiative. In support of our local Salvation Army food cupboard, we are holding a food drive and information booth to help raise awareness of the solvable problem of hunger in our community and Canada on Tuesday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nelson Safeway parking lot. If you wish, you can stop by the Investors Group office at 515 Vernon Street to get a lunch bag to be stuffed and dropped off at this food drive. Annual spring coffee party at the Nelson United Church Hall includes baking and plant sales. Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. to noon, $4 per person. Cornerstone Children’s Centre annual garage and bake sale Saturday, May 12 at 7 a.m. to noon at the Cornerstone gym at 611 Fifth Street. For info call Dorothy 250-352-9910. Donations may be dropped off at the centre.

The Nelson Refugee Committee sponsors Tales from Afar: Inspiring Stories by Local Travellers at Oxygen Art Centre on Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tales from Afar is an evening of stories and presentations by locals who love to travel, write, take photos, and share their treasures. Take a journey from Norway to China, Peru to India, Berlin to Ethiopia, Spain to the South Pacific. Join local storytellers Bree Switzer, Terence Buie, Lisa Menna, Mark Nykanen, Kristene Peron, Fiona Brown, Margaret Hornby, Shayla Wright, and Bobby Ogletree for an evening of poetry, prose, film, photos, and fun. This event is inspired as a fundraiser to support two Karen indigenous refugee women from Burma who will be arriving in Nelson this summer. Tickets are $10 minimum donation at the door. There will be a short intermission with homemade cookies, coffee and teas, and a couple of special guests.

Spruce up your garden and learn more about local gardening at the 11th annual Nelson Garden Festival, Saturday, May 12. This is where you’ll find a stunning array of perennials, veggie and flower starts, trees, shrubs, garden accessories and furniture, even chicken poop. The festival takes place on the 200 block of Baker Street and Kootenay Street and runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Rain or shine, don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to plant local, hardy varieties from some of the areas best growers. Sponsored by the EcoSociety, more information

Garden Fest days from 12 to 2 p.m. at 719 Vernon Street or phone 250-352-6008 or read more about us and email us via Embrace BC has exclusively awarded Freedom Quest Regional Youth Services funding for the West Kootenay Region to generate an increased awareness on issues of discrimination. This will take place in the form of a youth dialogues event called, See Me, Meet Me, Hear Me, on Tuesday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Selkirk College gym in Castlegar. With youth speakers, an included lunch, dialogue and a puzzle art project, multiple perspectives will be integrated, assumptions uncovered, and stories will be shared. Come celebrate multiculturalism! Youth and adults/seniors are all welcome. Travel and childcare subsidies are available. Please direct inquires and registration to Kayla MacKinnon at or 1-250-608-1348.

The Nelson and District Chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women will hold their annual general meeting on Tuesday, May 15 at the elegant home of Mr. and Mrs. Alistair Fraser. It is a pot luck event and starts at 6 p.m. For further information please contact Pat Reid at 250-505-5561.

Would you like to safely see a partial eclipse of the sun? On Tuesday, May 20, Taghum Hall’s Starry Night Astronomy Program will have two types of solar telescopes set up to view the eclipse, starting just before 5:00 pm. We will also continue our observation of night sky objects, Friday May 18 and Friday May 25. All events are weather permitting. For more information about the Starry Night Astronomy Program or if you have questions on safe viewing of the sun, contact Wayne Holmes at 354-1586 or emailsumfun@telus. net.

If you have questions or concerns for yourself or another senior please contact us at the Nelson and Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resource Centre. Wednes-

We stride so they can turn the tide. The Nelson Grans to Grans are hosting the 2012 Stride to Turn the

Tide walkathon. The event will take place June 2 at 10 a.m. Mark your calendars and join us to make a difference. We will meet at 10 a.m. at the Rotary shelter, Lakeside Park and walk to Cottonwood Park. Register and pledge at Lakeside Park or donate on line at NelsonStride. You can also contact a Grans to Grans member for pledge sheets SPIRITUAL

Ascension Lutheran Church warmly welcomes former National Bishop Ray Schultz. Bishop Ray will speak on Renewing Christianity for a Post-Modern World on Saturday, June 2 from 9:30 a.m. to noon and will preach on Sunday, June 3 at 10:15 a.m. All are welcome. The Ascension Lutheran Church is located at 1805 Silverking Road. GETTING ACTIVE

The Columbia Canoe and Kayak Club is holding its annual spring tune up on the Columbia River on Saturday, May 19. Bring your canoe or kayak and enjoy a casual three to four hour class two paddle from Robson to south Castlegar. Informal instruction and questions are welcome from non-members wishing to join the paddle and the following potluck. For more information phone Bert Port at 250-365-6056. WORKSHOPS

The Cascadia Green Building Council, Kootenay/ Rockies Branch presents a Vegetated (Green) Roof System seminar on Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. We will discuss benefits, roof waterproofing, structural needs, drainage, and plant and soils selection. The seminar will be held at the Seed Studio above Reo’s. Admission is $5, free for members. To register or for information please contact or 250-354-3116.

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Community Touchstones of Nelson — Greg Scott

Real estate on edge of boom Dateline May 16, 1922


ith the demand for this class of realty greater than the supply, Nelson real estate men are experiencing difficulty in filling the inquiries for small homes and properties. Much optimism is shown as regards Fairview as the coming residential section. With the completion of city improvements in the district real estate men look for a small boom. C.W. Appleyard states the demand for small houses ranging from $1,200 to $2,500 is as good as he has experienced for the past 10 years, and that there is a good demand for garden lots at a reasonable price. As regards to rentals it is almost impossible to find homes to fill inquiries.

Dateline May 18, 1922


hat is thought to be the largest boom of logs in the history of Nelson arrived in the city last night, a million and a quarter feet of white pine logs that were taken from the Lardeau district. The logs were brought to the city by the CPR. tug Ymir which experienced fine weather during the trip, with hardly a ripple on the water. The logs will cut by the Nelson Lumber and Manufacturing Company prior to delivery to W.W. Powell Company where they will cut into match blocks.

Dateline May 22, 1922


ith ancient ceremonial, and pronouncement of eulogium, in the presence of many of those whom they were a symbol overseas, and of other returned men, the colors of the 54th Kootenay Battalion, which were brought back from France when that unit was demobilized, were deposited in St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral yesterday morning. Practically the whole service was given over to, or was related to the impressive rite by which those emblems passed from the custody of the representatives of that famous unit to the custody of the church selected for that honor by vote of the 54th Battalion Association.


Dateline May 24, 1922

art of early Nelson disappeared in flames early yesterday when the old Nelson House and two adjoining frame commercial buildings were wiped put, and two others were damaged, at a total loss of close to $30,000, the fire being in the middle of the block of Baker Street between Ward and Josephine, on the north side. Ten businesses were wiped out, damaged, or incommoded. For two hours, while several hundred citizens aroused from their beds by the fire alarm, the crackling, and the thud of falling, blazing embers, gazed at the awe-inspiring spectacle, the firemen and

their assistants battled to gain control. The mass of roaring, red gold flame rose 50 feet into the air as if gloating over the ruinous pile of glowing timber beneath it, and flashed from board to board and to rafter in its furious pursuit of destruction. By the time the fire was out and the fire department finally uncoupled all the hose and returned to the fire hall, only charred and blackened ruins remained.

Dateline May 25, 1922


ith weather conditions perfect Empire Day was celebrated in Nelson availing themselves of the opportunity for boating trips and the first picnics of the year on the beaches in and around Nelson. The waterfront presented a busy spectacle from early morning till night, canoes and rowboats were in demand from the liveries and from now on the boating season will be in full swing. Many motorists were evident on the Granite and Balfour roads and the Boy Scouts and Cubs spent the day at Kokanee creek, indulging in fishing and games on the grounds of Mr. Hamilton’s summer home at that point. In the afternoon, an airplane presumably from Spokane circled over the city and disappeared over Mount Nelson. The only warning of its presence was the purring of its engines, which were quite plainly heard in the open.


Advice was ignored Continued from Page 4 limited knowledge of proposed forestry activities and their associated risk. Government is aware of the problem, according to a 2008 internal memo. The report says compliance and enforcement staff correctly risk-rated all forestry activities, even though government policy limited the information available to them. “Compliance and enforcement of Meadow Creek Cedar’s operations was appropriate and the board acknowledges government’s decision to suspend the forest license,” the report says. Several aspects of Meadow Creek’s roads, harvesting, and silviculture activities didn’t live up to the rules, and there were also instances where operations complied with legislation but were still unsound. A professional’s recommendations for two roads weren’t followed, and both started to fail, including one above a fish-bearing stream. “There are numerous road failures, with some sediment reaching the creek. Potential for further environmental impacts on the creek is high,” the report said. Another road was planned on potentially unstable terrain. It was later moved downslope, but was still potentially unstable. Portions have since failed to the point where the rest of the road and a cutblock are inaccessible.

“Meadow Creek Cedar did not implement many of the recommendations contained in professional reports,” the board stated. It added that because compliance and enforcement doesn’t deal with such recommendations, it didn’t address unsound practices that posed a high risk to the environment when Meadow Creek Cedar didn’t follow through on the advice. While the Forest and Range Protection Act assumes a tenure holder will seek professional advice to manage public land, the success of this reliance depends on the licensees’ willingness to accept that advice, the report noted. “In this case, the licensee frequently did not follow plans or reports prepared by professionals.” The audit recommends Meadow Creek Cedar — or the government, if the license remains suspended — hire someone to review roads where construction didn’t follow engineering designs, and if necessary, fix them. It also suggests government examine its policies to ensure it can act quickly when there is an “imminent high risk” to the environment, regardless of whether damage has occurred. “As recommended by the board, we will examine options to act sooner should similar situations arise,” Ministry of Forests spokesman Brennan Clarke said in an email.

Pondering Perfection in Papaya by Kathleen McGuinness >> y quest while traveling is to recognize that perfect moment when I am able to experience the blend


of all five senses at once. These moments are fleeting and can sometimes pass by without notice if

one is not careful. Our family’s recent trip to Kauai, accompanied by our best friends, was dotted with a few of these instances that will always bring a smile to my face. Raising a glass of chardonnay to my lips while standing on the tip of a catamaran’s pontoon, sea spray on my face, spinner dolphins surrounding us, with the rugged Na Pali coast to starboard, and the equally rugged Captain Jeff at the helm. Lounging on the lanai with the sun rising through the palm trees to the east, a bowl of farmer’s market strawberry papaya in front of me, a steaming mug of Hanalei coffee in hand, and my eyes trained on humpback whales spouting on the horizon. Sharing thirst-quenching coconut milk with my daughter after hiking the breathtaking Hanakapi’ai Trail. What a treat to be met at the bottom of the trail by three local young men with a truckload of coconuts,

Been There Done That

machetes in hand, ready to whack a drinking hole in the top of a piece of fruit the instant five dollars was


presented. Watching the sun disappear into the ocean while lying on the sand beside kids reading Archie


our lips with cool bottles of Longboard Lager. Sharing with friends, bags of freshly toasted coconut flakes

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(tasting surprisingly like toffee) while watching cloud drift lazily up into the vastness of Waimea Canyon and realizing that the black speck moving through the air below our lookout was actually a helicopter! There are so many things to experience while on holiday that often we try to pack the days full to the brim in order to make the most of our time away from the stresses of everyday life. The reality is that frequently what we remember are the brief moments of perfection. Make the most of them and just enjoy.


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Kootenay Co-Op Signs Up in the Downtown Brian McLachlan of Artman Signs stands by the new Kootenay Co-op logo sign, three dimensionalized by the local artist. McLachlan worked on putting up the sign last week and it now proudly welcomes shoppers to the Baker Street grocery store. Once the Co-op moves to its new building at the other end of the downtown, the custom signs will go with it. submitted photo

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The trestle just south of Nelson suffered considerable damage due to the slide.

Continued from Page 1 to say that [it is caused by logging]… I do not know. I cannot comment on that,” he said. “At this time I haven’t heard anything that this [slide] is related to logging.” As for the bears, Chirico said this is the time of year when trail users need to be cautious. “This is the traditional time that we do have high bear activity, particularly from grizzly bears,” said Chirico. Chirico says while there haven’t been any

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encounters with bears in the area reported yet this year, there have been in the past. “If we remember last year, they were sighted in the cemetery and area… Essentially we’re just trying to ensure there is no bear/human contact for the safety of the bears and the safety of the people using the trail,” he said. Chirico said he’s expecting the trail to re-open some time in late May or June at which point a public notice will be released. The trail was previously closed due to a slide in late April.

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Saturday brought very un-spring like cool temperatures but the action at Queen Elizabeth park heated things up. The Nelson Angels took the field for the morning game and behind the pitching of Justin Lasichuk, Reese Tambellini and Brenden Vulcano shut out the visiting Castlegar squad 10-0. Story continues on Page 15

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Continued from Page 14 Quin Hall found his swing at the plate with two home runs that brought in seven runs. The win made up for their 8-3 loss to Beaver Valley Friday night. The Beaver Valley team looks to be one of the best teams this season in the West Kootenay Little League Major division. The BV Yankees got off to a 5-0 lead on the first inning and their pitchers Dawson Den Biesen and Dallas Cox kept the Angels from mounting any kind of offense. Saturday afternoon saw the Grand Forks Blazers come to town for a double header hosted by the Little League Minor division Nelson Pirates. The Blazers took both games from our Nelson Tigers last weekend so the Pirates didn’t take the game lightly. Charles Cursiton lead the

way for Nelson with a home run and triple at the plate and Johnny Michalchuk pitched three scoreless innings helping take both games from the Blazers 8-6 and 11-8. The Pirates lost to the Nelson Cardinals last Sunday so coach Doug Curiston likes the improvement seen from the Little Leaguers this early in the season. Great defense at first base from Reid Vulcano and the Pirates’ catchers Joshua Marsden and Nathan Gaffran kept the Boundary runners from scoring and mounting any comeback. Sunday morning saw the best weather of the year, but the Nelson Tigers were short a couple of their older players and lost to Castlegar 16-9. Coaches saw the bats come alive for the Tigers, but the pitching wasn’t awake yet and

Castlegar took advantage of it. The Nelson Baseball Association received a $2,000 grant this winter that was put to good use in training a new core of umpires. Some of the new graduates Brendan Martel, Kelly Vrugteven, Justin Daloise and Garnet Dupessie all worked their first games behind the plate. They experienced a few nerves and lack of sleep the night before the game but settled down and did a great job. Association president Larry Martel really likes what he saw from the young umpires. “We have a very strong group of adults and teenagers trained to be umpires for our association now and they all really enjoyed the experience,” he said. “This will make baseball an even better way to spend time on a spring afternoon.”

Georama’s Plant of the Week Red Leaf Japanese Maple Common name: Red Leaf Japanese Maple Botanical Name: Acer palmatum “Burgundy Lace” The many forms of the Dwarf Japanese Maple seem to find a place in every garden – for good reason, easy to care for, slow growing, adaptable and incredibly beautiful. Japanese maples are the top choice among all small trees for all season beauty. Burgundy Lace has a finer cut leaf with a nice burgundy purple colour, turning bronzish-green later in the season. Fall colour is scarlet. It’s elegant, horizontal branching habit, makes this small tree interesting even during winter months and is an excellent choice for night lighting as well. It prefers moist soil and thrives in partial shade, growing to a height and spread of about 3 to 4 meters. Sometimes seen with multiple trunks it does make an interesting statement in the landscape. If you plant it in the lawn be sure to remove the turf from around the tree so as not to damage the lower branches with the lawn mower. The Burgundy Lace maple is an excellent choice for the deck or patio either in a raised bed or in a container just be sure to provide an adequate size pot with a good organic soil mix. If you have enjoyed this series of articles about some of the more unique plants in the nursery – let me know, I have enjoyed writing about them. Cheers, Case Grypma for Georama Growers



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Food Cupboard grows local solutions SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

The Nelson Food Cupboard has partnered with local artists to recognize Hunger Awareness Week that is taking place this week. The slogan for the week-long campaign is “Lettuce Beet Hunger.” An eye-catching poster with this message is the result of a creative collaboration between two local artists, South Slocan potter Karel Peeters and Nelson photographer David R. Gluns. The poster serves as a reminder that the solutions to hunger can be home-grown. “Hunger is a real issue in this community,” explains Nelson Food Cupboard coordinator Anna Kirkpatrick. “Each month about 1,000 customers come through our doors.” The Nelson Food Cupboard operates a barrier-free food bank and works to address the root causes of food insecurity. Food cupboard customers are a diverse group and include families, children, seniors and people with disabilities. A recent survey indicates that 99 per cent of the food cupboard’s customers reside in the Nelson area. Almost half have lived here for more than a decade. “One way we supply healthy food is through our Harvest Rescue and Grow a Row programs,” said Kirkpatrick. Each year locals donate thousands of dollars worth of excess garden produce and tree fruit. There are many ways to contribute. Donations of food and money are always welcome. As you plan your garden, consider planting an extra row for the food cupboard. Vegetables such as green beans, carrots, potatoes and squash are always in high demand. The food cupboard welcomes volunteers to help with Harvest Rescue or other programs. Food donation boxes and donation jars will be available in various local businesses throughout Hunger Awareness Week. Watch for information tables at the Kootenay Co-op and at Nelson’s Garden Festival. For more information call 250-354-1633.

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Community Check This Out â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Anne DeGrace

The case of the missing library book A whodunit by Anne DeGrace


small-town US library is baffled by the disappearance of more than 400 books. Another library discovers half their childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s DVDs have gone unaccountably missing. Still another finds the bulk of its missing CD collection has turned up mysteriously at a local pawn shop. And so the plot thickens. Unfortunately, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a mystery novel. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what goes on in libraries everywhere to greater and lesser degrees â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including ours. Look up library theft online, and the stories are all there. I like to think there is a special place for people who steal from libraries, one that involves reading 999 pages of a thousand-page mystery, only to find the final page is â&#x20AC;&#x201D; mysteriously â&#x20AC;&#x201D; missing. People who steal from libraries should never get to know whodunit. This fictional place is also for the people who deface library books by adding their personal commentary in the margins, something weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen in controversial books from family planning manuals to the Bible. Even your favourite novel could be victim, when, on page 250 of your 274-page novel, a happy scribbler tells you that it was Doctor Dewey in the Library with a Barcode. Before the Nelson library had security gates installed,

a lot of stuff walked out. I particularly remember my dismay when I realized a gorgeous book on John Singer Sargent â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a gift from Steve Martin after Roxanne filmed here â&#x20AC;&#x201D; had just walked out into the night under the arm of a friendly, talkative, middle-aged man, never to return. At the time, it was a drop in the bucket. Time and again weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d go to find something for a patron, only to find it â&#x20AC;&#x153;missing.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like to think there is a special place for people who steal from libraries, one that involves reading 999 pages of a thousand-page mystery, only to ďŹ nd the ďŹ nal page is â&#x20AC;&#x201D; mysteriously â&#x20AC;&#x201D; missing. People who steal from libraries should never get to know whodunit.â&#x20AC;? The security gates were a big investment, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been worth it. Much less has gone â&#x20AC;&#x153;missing,â&#x20AC;? and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve even caught a few thieves. Mostly, the security gates are a deterrent, which is fine with us. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really want to catch anybody, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather they just borrowed the books like most library people and brought them back when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re done. Even those who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a library card are

free to use library materials on-site; thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just no reason to steal, because it all belongs to all of us. For libraries, theft presents a conundrum even Sherlock Holmes would find daunting. If â&#x20AC;&#x153;lostâ&#x20AC;? items are replaced, it comes out of the libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finite acquisition budget, which means fewer new items for library patrons to enjoy. And if they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t replaced, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re no longer there for anyone. Elementary, my dear Watson? If only it were. We recently installed brand new security gates, a necessary upgrade made possible by your tax dollars, the better to keep thieves at bay and mysteries of missing books under control. We have a collection weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re enormously proud of. We are fortunate to have a wonderful membership of library-users with honesty and integrity, who value libraries as the vital resource they are, and who understand the concept of sharing. Libraries are about as community-minded as you can get. The Nelson library is here for everyone to use. So you can check out that mystery, and when you get to the last page, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get to know whodunit. And who didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Anne DeGraceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s column is featured in the Star every second Friday

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A Loving God

Pastor Ken Keber, Bethel Christian Centre


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that everyone of us has blown it. We have all thought, said, or done something contrary to the holiness of God. Romans 6:23 tells us that “the wages of sin is death.” When we put these two passages of scripture together we see that we are all guilty of sin, and that the result of our sin is death. If we were to stop there, then I would have to agree with those who see God as angry. I am glad to say that the Bible does not stop there. The whole New Testament of the Bible goes to great lengths to let us know that God is a loving caring heavenly Father. One of my favorite scriptures is: Romans 5:6-8 “You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare die. 8 But God Anglican Church of Canada to demonstrates his St. Saviour's ProCathedral own love for us in Ward & Silica, Nelson this: While we were Family Service & Eucharist Sunday 10:30 AM still sinners, Christ St. Matthew's died for us.” Village Road, South Slocan Sunday 9:30 AM The Bible (No service third Sunday) Office: 8am - 1pm Tue - Fri makes it clear that 250.352.5711 St. Michael & All Angels all of humanity was Busk Road Balfour Sunday 11 AM lost and deserving of eternal punishment but God did something about our Nelson Community Church condition. He sent Sunday Worship Service His one and only at 11:00 am son to pay the price for our sin by freely Everyone is Welcome giving his innocent Your Pastors: life on the cross. The Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows fact of the matter is 250 551 4986 601 Vernon Street (Middle Level) Jesus Christ paid the price for all the sins of all who would trust Him. All that God asks of us is that we open our hearts to him by accepting His free gift of salvation, and that we then live for Him following 1-888-761-3301 the principles of His Word, the Holy Bible. For more First Baptist information call or Church Cornerstone Children’s Centre attend one of the Parenting Course Begins Garage Sale Saturday, April 16th May 12th 7:00 am - noon local Bible teaching 611 Fifth Street 250-352-3212 churches in our area, Sunday Worship at 10:00 am or give me a call: Pastor Scott Simpson Pastor Ken Keber at Bethel Christian Centre, 250-3529322.

ver the past 23 years that I have been a pastor, I have come to understand that there are many different views as to who or what God is. Some see God as always angry, just looking for an opportunity to mess with us or make us miserable. Others see God as distant or uncaring. In as much as our eternal destiny depends on a proper understanding of who God is, let’s take a moment to consider what the Bible says about God. Now first of all the Bible does make it clear that God is holy and just. This means that there is no sin or evil in God. It also means that God will ultimately judge sin and evil. Where does this leave us as humans? The Bible tells us in Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” This means


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Co-op radio on membership blitz to ensure a brighter future SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Why do you listen to the radio? To hear music? To learn what’s happening in the world? To share ideas and events? Kootenay Co-op Radio is entering its 13th year on the air of local music, local news and local support, entirely supported by the love of its listeners. Radio isn’t cheap. Co-op Radio’s annual budget is over $130,000 — money that goes to staff salaries, signal maintenance and day-to-day operations. To stay on the air, Kootenay Co-op Radio hosts membership drives to meet a third of its yearly budget. More than ever, the “little station that could” needs you. Interior Health requires Kootenay Co-op Radio to move its radio tower from its home on the Kootenay Lake Hospital roof. This major move will cost the station at least $10,000. Staff and volunteers at Co-op Radio are researching the most feasible option, but the move and investment are inevitable. Ensure they stay on the air. Become a member during this year’s drive that runs from May 19 to 26. Start or continue your membership with as little as $5 per month with safe, secure monthly account withdrawals — so you can donate easily to support local radio’s critical community service all year long. Your membership ensures Kootenay Co-op Radio continues providing non-profit radio: news, local and emerging artist promotion and cultural support in your community. As a member, you have a hand in promoting the ideas and art that are important to you. Look for Kootenay Co-op Radio at membership booths this month in the community — they’ll be at popular local businesses and venues to make your membership easy to activate. Need a further incentive? The popular Friends of KCR incentive card provides discounts at Kootenay Co-op Radio’s sponsors. The price of your membership is quickly paid off when you support local businesses who support the station. You can also show your support for Kootenay Co-op Radio by wearing a limited edition t-shirt or hoodie with a $10 or $20 per month membership. You could even win a weekend pass to Starbelly Jam, Kaslo Jazz Etc. and Shambala Music Festival. There are many reasons to love radio from your community, about your community.

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STEPHEN HARPER panders to pandas. CHRISTY CLARK panders to skiers & hunters who kill the magniďŹ cent grizzly bear by destroying their habitat & kill them in the spring bear hunt so that they can become a private personal possession. CANADIANS HAVE NO CLASS. God bless the grizzly bear.

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Career Opportunities RN, LPN, Care Aide needed to work 1:1 in home with a medically fragile baby in South Slocan area. Union wages, beneďŹ ts, full training and support provided. 3 nights /week. If you want to make a difference in a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life, please fax your resume to 1-250-762-9898 attention Debra Leverrier or email

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Space is limited. To book your space or to book a table call

Rosi 250-428-3545 or 250-402-9837

Personals Tarot/Tree of Life Readings & Classes 352-2926 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Strike the bell, adventurous stranger!â&#x20AC;? (C.S. Lewis)


Nelson United Church Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Scholarship Closes 5:00 pm May 31st For further info or an application, contact: Nelson United Church ofďŹ ce 250 352-2822

Brett Music Scholarship



Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Needed: Responsible single person to become a roommate with a young man with a disability in his Nelson home. This paid position could be suitable for a person working w/part-time/ďŹ&#x201A;exible hours. For job description call: 352-6966

Help Wanted

Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re adding self motivated individuals to our winning team. As a new and used vehicle consultant, your commitment and strong desire to succeed will be rewarded by an excellent pay structure and beneďŹ ts package. If you are a positive, conďŹ dent individual seeking an energized work environment, apply in person

An Earthmoving Company in Alberta is looking for a 3rd year or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will be part of a team maintaining and servicing our ďŹ&#x201A;eet of Cat dozers, graders and rock trucks plus Deere/Hitachi excavators. You will work at our Modern Shop at Edson, Alberta with some associated ďŹ eld work. Call Contour Construction at (780)723-5051

2880 Highway Drive, Trail

PORT HARDY - Looking for a Journeyman GM Technician. Send resumes to Attention Cory, or fax 250-949-7440.

Car Rental Franchise opportunity in Revelstoke. Operating for 10 years. For more information

Haircare Professionals

the bass playerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter hair studio

is seeking

a full time stylist to join our team

â&#x20AC;˘ Do you have 2 or more yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience? â&#x20AC;˘ Are you able to work Saturdays and some evenings? â&#x20AC;˘ Are you conďŹ dent, creative and passionate about current fashion trends? â&#x20AC;˘ Do you actively seek training and education that keeps you current with our fast-paced industry?

We could be the place for you.

Nelson & Area Music Students Age 12-17 (Male preference) Closes 5:00 pm May 31st For further info or an application, contact: Nelson United Church ofďŹ ce 250 352-2822

WE OFFER: a busy, positive, energetic work environment in a bright, modern, open concept salon; continued education to keep you current; competitive graduated commission or wage based compensation; great incentives for an established stylist.


1010 3rd Street, Castlegar

We also have a fully equipped esthetics room and are seeking an esthetician.

Apply in complete conďŹ dence to

or to arrange to meet in person call Barry at 250.365.1693

Casual Clinical Technical Assistant Located in LifeLabsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Nelson location. Duties: reception, computer entry, venipuncture, ECGs, micro collection, pediatric collection, serum separation, medical drug screens, report delivery. Reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s: recent completion of a recognized Technical Assistant prgm, or recent exp. Excellent venipuncture/ customer service/org skills. Must type 40+wpm. If interested, please apply at

Sales Consultant

An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilďŹ eld road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

Business Opportunities


Help Wanted

2880 Highway Dr, Trail or email resume to or fax to 250-368-6871


ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Shelley Cameron Estate Administrator at 877-797-4357 today, to set up your FREE consultation in Nelson. Donna Mihalcheon CA,CIRP 31 years experience. BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Bankruptcy, #200 -1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna, BC. V1Y 9X1


CAREERS AT CBT CBT has two openings: t Analyst, Planning and Development t Program Manager, Water and Environment A detailed description of duties, skills and qualifications can be viewed at or requested from Debra Stewart at 1.800.505.8998.

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Career Opportunity ELP/TESOL INSTRUCTORS Short-term and relief positions at our Castlegar Campus In one of two positions (one for a relief instructor and one for a short-term/on-call instructor), you will join the International Education Department to teach in their English Language Program (ELP) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Advanced Diploma program. In ELP, instruction will include beginner to advanced levels of grammar, reading, writing and communication. TESOL instruction will include theory, curriculum development and classroom practice. A passionate and dedicated educator, you have a Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in TESOL, Linguistics or a related field and at least 3 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience teaching English as a second language. For the short-term/ on-call instructor position, you have TESL Canada Standard 3 (Permanent) certification. For the relief instructor position, you have TESL Canada Professional 2 certification. Closing date: 4 pm, May 18, 2012.

For more information visit E X C E E D I N G E X P E C TAT I O N S

Summer Student Website Development We currently have a job opportunity for a Summer Student to join our friendly and hard-working website development team. Applicants for this position must be enrolled in a post-secondary program related to Information Technology, and plan to return to school in September. The successful candidate will take on a lead programming role with respect to web development and will gain experience in a variety of areas. Job duties will include HTML/PHP/CSS coding, providing support with project management, process documentation and preparation of training procedures. You will be enthusiastic with a positive attitude, dedicated to detail and possess strong communication skills. The technical requirements for this position are previous website development experience, and knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, PHP, JavaScript, HTML and CSS. You must also have experience working with WordPress, Joomla or jQuery, as well as website analytics software. Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to visit the Careers section of our website at for the detailed job description. Closing date for this position is May 18, 2012. Please refer to Job #1204 when submitting your application.


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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale


Financial Services

Fruit & Vegetables

Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses Bayshore Home Health

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.

FRESH ASPARAGUS Sutcliffe Farms Creston, BC Place your order to ensure availability 250-428-9961

Heavy Duty Machinery

Legal Services

Bonnington: May 12th & 13th, then every Sun till everything is gone. New handwoven and knit items, Paintings, Paints, a good ladies bike & stuff 9am - 5 pm, 3859 Bonnington Rd.


Help Wanted FULL TIME Executive Assistant to the Pastor Needed Kootenay Christian Fellowship, a community minded church with an active ministry with the poor, is looking for an Executive Assistant to the Pastor. Must be proficient in MS Office, Office Administration diploma would be helpful, highly organized, understand basic bookkeeping and be a team player. This is a ministry position, therefore the successful applicant will be expected to attend and support the vision and mission of KCF. Comprehensive wage package according to experience. Email resume to or mail 812 Stanley St, Nelson, BC V1L 1N7

Bayshore Home Health is currently seeking Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses for night shifts in the Castlegar/ Nelson area to work with children with complex care needs. If you are an RN or LPN and love working with children and their families , we would appreciate hearing from you. Pediatric experience is an asset and we do offer client specific training.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: pedsvancouver@ or fax to 1-866-686-7435

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Cleaning Services Services

Financial Services DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping CANADIANS repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest regardless of your credit!

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Trades, Technical


Trades, Technical


Certified Millwrights & Electricians Across British Columbia

MILLWRIGHTS • Interprovincial Journeyperson Certificate required • Mill experience a definite asset • Welding certificate would be a benefit

ELECTRICIANS • Interprovincial Journeyperson Certificate required • PLC experience a definite asset • Industrial construction experience a plus Strong values of Safety, Respect, Progressiveness, Open Communication, Integrity and Profit guide us at Tolko. READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at: and submit your resume by May 21, 2012 or fax: (1)250.546.2240


International Forest Products Ltd. is looking for ticketed electricians, millwrights and a mobile mechanic to join our lumber manufacturing facility in Castlegar, BC. The skilled individuals must be self motivated, able to work on their own, and in a team environment. Preference will be given to those Journeyman with Level 3 First Aid ticket. Applicants must be flexible with shift scheduling and trade lines. Interfor offers a competitive wage and benefits package as outlined in the USW Southern Interior Master Agreement. Interested candidates are invited to submit resumes by April 26, 2012 to Interfor’s front office in Castlegar. Candidates can also submit their resume by mail, fax, or email to : PO Box 3728, Castlegar BC, V1N 3W4 Fax #: 1-604-422-3252 Email: We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Household Services A-1 FURNACE & Air Duct Cleaning. Complete Furnace/Air Duct Systems cleaned & sterilized. Locally owned & operated. 1-800-5650355 (Free estimates)

Paving/Seal/ Coating SEALCOATING DRIVEWAYS PARKING LOTS - OIL BASED why settle for a rubberized plastic coating. Fully Insured with WCB Coverage. Free Estimates 250 354-7140

Pets & Livestock

Boarding Sentinel Boarding Kennels snowbirds are back, business as usual book a summer vacation for your pets 250 359-7433

Merchandise for Sale

Food Products BUTCHER SHOP BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.45/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger $4.00/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

Huge Double Estate Sale: Household Sale - Sat May 19 & Sun May 20th 5384 Hwy 97 Burton 9 am - 4 pm Both days Medi-Chair, kitchen supplies, pottery, office desk, paperback collection, dish sets, brass, BBQ, tools, outdoor furniture, sofas, dressers, freezers, 1988 Lincoln Mark 7, 1990 Ford 4X4. Machine Shop Equipment Sale: - 531 4th Ave. Nakusp 9 am - 4 pm Both days Misc. Welding & Machine, Equipment, Sheet Metal, Misc. Tools, Electrical goods, Drafting table, desk, Grade 5 & 8 nuts & Bolts, 36ft houseboat needing cabin rebuild. Cash or Certified Cheque Only. For more details call Lorraine at 250 229-5339 or 250 505-4673. It’s coming!!! 10 Family Garage Sale Sat May 26th Six mile on the North Shore!!!!! Massive 3-family Moving Sale! May 12th & 13th 9am3pm. Rain or Shine, Slocan City: corner Arthur & Delany. Multi Family Sale Sat May 12th 9am-12pm 1210 Robertson Ave. Sat. May 12th 8am-2pm 1309 Selby Street (above hospital) furniture & more

Heavy Duty Machinery 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

1991 Knight Car Dolly $1,000 OBO. Perfect for towing mid to small vehicles. Recently rewired, repacked bearings, 2 sets of straps, 13” & 15”. It’s ugly but works great & tows wonderfully. Located in Nelson. Call 250-354-7471. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

Misc. Wanted For Sale: Good cond 2 person sleeping bag $30, safety 1 st bed rail $25, small child bike $20, TV w/remote $50, Car seat $200 352-5422 LM Local Coin Collector buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold & Silver Coins. Call Chad 250-499-0251

Real Estate

Commercial/ Industrial

Nelson Trading Centre 400 Block Baker Street Office and Retail Space

250 551-6911 Cleaning Services

Cottages / Cabins

Auto Financing

1 bdrm cabin near town $700/m utilities ntv 352-7296

Homes for Rent 1 small bdrm house for rent N/S N/P for a mature adult or couple 352-5498 3 BDR House, hardwood, gas fireplace, 5 appl, large yard, NS, NP, June 1, $1300/m 352-0488 NELSON- 2 bdrm executive waterfront home, 6 mile Nelson, partially furnished. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $1700/m + utils. (250)825-4471 or 250354-9434. NELSON 2Bdrm Waterfront Duplex Johnstone Rd, private beach, 1 bath, large deck, shared laundry, furnished, N/S, $1375/mo. utilities. Avail. June 1st - 352-2693 NELSON: Clean 2 Bdrm + smaller office area on 3 Acres, large beach, 5 min to town. Avail immediately $1500 250-352-5679 Uphill Nelson duplex: suitable for family 4 bdrm, 2 bath sundeck N/S N/P newly renowned references & DD required $1500/m + utilities avai May 1st LM 505-5188

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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Shaughnessy Apartments now accepting applications on 1 & 2 bdrm apt. NS/NP $670/mo + util. Quiet Adult bldg in Rosemont 352-0118

Private Room in Shared Office on Baker Street RMT. TCMD. counselor or? $500/m 354-1998

Legal Notices 5481586

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557


Suites, Lower 2 bdrm almost new suite. $800+util. N/P,N/S 352-1826 clean & cosy 2 bdrm suite serine nature setting 15 min west of Nelson W/D N/P N/D $735/m June 1st 359-8280


Houses For Sale Lakeshore Place adult Mobile Home Park located near Balfour, close to golf course with marina. 2 mobile homes on adjoining lots in lower cult-du-sac, 1 waterfront & 1 water view $90,000 each 250 229-4755

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

Room for Rent In a beautiful established 10 yr hair salon, great Baker St location. Ideal for Esthetics or Massage 550/m includes shared reception laundry, heat, hot water, phone & air conditioning. Contact Diana @ 250 352-1955 or evenings 250 505-3098

For Sale By Owner

Commercial/ Industrial

For Rent

Cleaning Services

Misc. for Sale


Auto Financing 9/52%!002/6%$s9/52%!002/6%$

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TOLKO INDUSTRIES LTD. is currently seeking Certified Millwrights and Electricians to join our teams across BC. We are an equal opportunity employer and this position offers an excellent pension and benefit program.

RED WAGON CLEANING Head out to work and come home to a sparkling-clean, fresh-smelling house! I use all-natural cleaning products scented with essential oils to produce a lingering scent of your choice. For a thorough cleaning of your home or office phone April Rothkop 505-7931

Garage Sales

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




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Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory. 1-888-229-0744 or apply at: Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

Legal Notices


Pursuant to Section 47.1 of the Forest Act; Kevin Marr, holder of Woodlot Licence 1702 on Perry Ridge in the Slocan Valley, hereby gives notice of his intent to remove the private land “Block 10 –District Lot #381 – Lot A” near the Village of Slocan, from the licence.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of Mary Hunter, deceased, formerly of Nelson, B.C. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Mary Hunter are hereby notiÀed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor at #201 - 466 Josephine Street, Nelson BC V1L 1W3 on or before June 30, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice - Laura Duncan, Executor & Alan Burch, Solicitor.

Cars - Domestic

2000 Mercury GM, Good clean condition QUS 148,000.9 KM 352-6089 2005 Pontiac Sunfire SE, a/c, auto, sunroof, excellent cond. 1 owner, 101,000km $4800 250-354-8696


2008 Jayco Eagle SuperLite 32’ 5th-wheel, like new, 1 super slide, queen bed, free standing table/chairs, ducted ac/heat, heated tanks. ext Warr.$24,900.1(250)275-1258

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

Boats World’s Finest FISHING BOATS Weldcraft, Hewescraft, Lund, Godfrey Pontoons Mark’s Marine, Hayden, ID 1-888-821-2200

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Community Nelson’s Catholic Church

Restoration of Catholic cathedral a major undertaking SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

The Cathedral of Mary Immaculate in Nelson was built in 1899. This building has been fairly well preserved. The building exterior is made entirely of wood, except for shaped sheet metal cornices and roof overhangs that run the length and width of the building. The original wooden

building facades were milled and painted white to have the appearance of cut white marble. Due to shortage of funds over the last five to eight years, the building exterior was neglected. At the church entrance porch, there are pillars which are comprised of large posts with shaped wood attached in order to give the appearance of classical columns. These

columns were separating at the top from the rest of the building and required experienced tradespersons to make the structural and decorative repairs. The inside of the church is voluminous and as such the energy consumption is high. Four years ago insulation was blown into the wall cavities in order to save heat. The single pane stained glass windows

of which some were broken and cracked were also a large source of heat loss. This past year, storm window frames were constructed to replicate the exact pattern of the stained glass frames. All the broken stained glass panes were replaced with excellent colour matches. The panes in the storm windows are laminated glass and should have the ability to reduce any

future breakage due to vandalism. The whole exterior of the church was painted in its historical white. This was a huge undertaking as the church was several years overdue for a paint job. The church building — which is located at 813 Ward Street — now has an appearance that more resembles it’s former glory.

Nelson Garage Sales

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Get your Garage Sale on the Map! For $25, get your sale plotted on the map, 5 Signs &10 balloons. Call or come into the Nelson Star Office 514 Hall Street 250-352-1890 ext. 0

611 5th Street (lwr) 1

Cornerstone Childrens Centre Annual Multi-Family Garage Sale Coffee & Bake Sale Saturday May 12th 7am - 12pm

309 Beasley Street 2

326 High Street 3

2 Households - Lots of Stuff

View Street Entrance 3 Family Garage Sale

Saturday May 12th 8am - 2pm

Saturday May 12th 9am - 2pm

1813 Stanley Street

210 Delbruck Street 5

4 Mother’s Day Gifts

Back Alley Entrance Lots of Household & Kids Stuff

Sat May 12th & Sun May 13th 7:30am - 2:00pm

Saturday May 12th 9am - 1pm

802 Houston Street 6

Come on Over!! Spring cleanup, downsizing, lots of Miscellaneous for Sale Saturday May 12th 8am - 2pm


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With this coupon and a purchase of at least $50.00 (excluding applicable taxes, prescriptions, tobacco and gift card purchases) we will deduct $6.00 from your total. Coupon must be presented at time of purchase. One coupon per family purchase. Coupon cannot be combined with any other coupon offer. No rainchecks, no substitutions. Valid only at participating The Real Canadian Wholesale, 402 Lakeside Dr. location only.

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We Love Your Pets & They love Us!


Animal A niimall Hospital

Health Co-Op Receives $10,000 Boost for Innovative Program

Healthy Pets, Happy Pets

Credit union helps co-op succeed

250.352.7861 2124 Ymir Road

SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

In recognition of the International Year of Co-operatives, Concentra Financial, a Saskatoon based co-operative, announced the recipients of its Empowering Your Communities 2012 initiative which provides $180,000 to support credit union community projects nationwide. Concentra Financial asked credit unions to submit proposals for a local project they’re leading or championing. The criteria was that it must embody shared co-operative values and demonstrate credit union leadership within the community. The results surpassed their expectations with 53 applications received from all over Canada. Community First Health Co-op is a recipient of $10,000 based on an application made by Nelson and District Credit Union. The credit union is championing “Creating an Age Friendly Community.” This project involves community wide collaboration to create a more inclusive and accessible environment that allows people to realize their potential for physical, social and mental well-being, while also providing individuals with adequate protection, security and care when needed. “The project will benefit all ages in the area,” says Doug Stoddart, credit union CEO. “In addition, as this is the first project of its kind in the region, the project has the potential to be used as a model for other communities through the sharing of education, training and information”. “The project involves a participatory planning process that builds education and co-operation across the community in its quest to meet the needs of an aging population,” adds Debby Zeeben, chair of Community First Health Co-op. “We’re proud and thankful to be supported by these two financial co-operatives, Nelson and District Credit Union and Concentra Financial, for our initiative.” “The Nelson and District Seniors Coordinating Society is pleased to be part of this community cooperative partnership to continue to build age friendliness into the fabric of our community,” concludes society chair Joan Reichardt. Nelson and District Credit Union was established in 1950 and has grown to over $167 million in assets and serves over 12,500 members throughout the Kootenay area. The health co-op is made up of a volunteer board of directors and was established in 2003 with the mission to enhance the health and wellness of communities, families, and individuals by providing services through a co-operative partnership of consumers and health service providers. Visit for more information.

Finally!! Amazing Pricing in the Kootenays O AREA! NE W T SAVE UP TO

250.352.7178 Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP)

Valhalla Path Realty 280 Baker St., Nelson, BC


Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814


Robert Goertz 250.354.8500


250-365-3367 Castlegar, BC BC 250-365-3367 Castlegar,

Call 250-551-1053 for information or visit:

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

GEORGE This friendly senior Shepherd is in need of a kind retirement home. George is 8 years old, needs only moderate exercise, and special food for his joint stiffness. He is a very nice and entertaining dog. He is great with children, and fine with most other dogs, but not cats.

Call Wayne

PRICE REDUCTION!!! Time to take a second look at this 1919 built heritage home which sits on a superb lot in a desirable neighbourhood. It offers views of Kootenay Lake and represents a great opportunity for those looking to reap the rewards of some sweat equity. This comfortable residence is priced to sell.

Call Robert


Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584


A timber frame beauty on 5.67 acres adjoining Large Creek midway between Nelson & Castlegar. 4 – 5 bdrm, 4 complete baths, cathedral ceilings and spectacular window schedule. A stunning home.


Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443


Located at the end of country road this hilltop acreage is sure to please. The 2 bed which resides on the property is a perfect starter home or somewhere to settle while you build. 2 year round creeks flow through the property as well as stunning building sites. This property will grab you, see it today.


James Loeppky 250.509.0804


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

on Electronics

West Liquidation

High traffic commercial property located at 6 mile. There are 2 solid buildings with over 6000 sq. ft. of usable space. Good mix of commercial, retail and storage space. Large fenced compound plus lots of more open space. This property is very suitable for many uses including retail, commercial or manufacturing. Excellent exposure and access. Very good value here.

Pets Available for Adoption



Flat Screen TVs • Projectors Cameras • Laptops


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

Yara Chard 250.354.3382


This lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is a nice blend of old character charm and modern upgrades. Featuring a brand new kitchen, hardwood floors and mouldings, charming built-in cabinetry, large bathrooms, and covered off-street parking. It is situated on a cute low maintenance lot with a small garden, and it is only 2 blocks downtown. This is a great property for a first time buyer.

Call Yara or visit

GOLDY The most amazing lap snuggler! This 11 yearold well-loved cat is looking for a new person because his senior went into a nursing home. Goldy is very clean and quiet, healthy, neutered. He deserves a loving retirement home for the many years he has left to enjoy.


Sweet, fun, playful ... just the best kittens. They are 10 weeks old, beautiful Calico girls, now vet checked and vaccinated, and will be spayed by KAAP in a couple of months. But they are ready to meet their forever families now. See their video on our web site.

GREAT NEWS! The Kootenay Co-op has included KAAP in their “Till Donation” program. Now it is easy to make a small donation to help our community pets when you shop. Just look for the KAAP till card, and have it scanned when you do your checkout. Thank you!


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RHC Realty

Serving Nelson, Kootenay Lake, Slocan Valley & area since 1908



Check out this sizable 4 bedroom, 3 bath home minutes from Balfour and the main lake with its advantages to recreational enthusiasts. ½ acre of land and a boat slip, this is the full package! Call Brady at The Property Lab Team $535,000

Helping Local Kids



Amazing location with a walk-on beach and above ground pool at lakeside, make this 4 bed 3 bath 3,500 sqft home unique! Also double garage, double carport and paved driveway all in a quiet location.

Well maintained home located in the Hospital area. Nicely updated living with three bedrooms including a “loft” master bedroom suite, 2.5 stylish bathrooms, deck with partial roof cover, and corner gas fireplace.

Wonderfully updated 2 bedroom mobile in Rosemont includes a beautiful 3 year old kitchen and open living plan. Newer roof, updated bathroom, flooring, and interior and exterior paint. GREAT fenced yard with patio and deck.

Call Lorne or Drew $750,000

Call Glen $338,500

Call Dave $56,000





2 bed, 1 bath very open & inviting, bright kitchen, spacious dining/living room with wood stove, master bedroom has a huge walk in closet. Double carport, 2 decks, situated on 6.5 acres with views of Ainsworth across the lake.

Centrally located 3 bedroom home, with original hardwood floors and wood accents. This cared for home has many upgrades, don’t pass this affordable family home up!

This 3 bed 3 bath updated home has a lot to offer with private yard in a forested setting, large heated workshop, separate 24’x40’ garage and a mostly covered wraparound deck conveniently located in South Slocan.

Call Laura $269,777

Call Christine $329,000

Beautiful high-end 4-5 bedroom, 3 bath with open concept upper level, fabulous for entertaining and is designed for functionality. Located in Fairview Heights on a tastefully landscaped corner lot on a no through road. Call Brady at The Property Lab Team $619,000

Call Lorne or Drew $499,000

Call Tad at The Property Lab Team $199,900






Located 10 minutes north of Nelson, this 3 bed 2 bath home features lovely master bedroom with en suite, air conditioning, gas fireplace, covered deck and carport. Quick possession. Pet restrictions.

Located halfway between Castlegar and Nelson is this completely renovated 1,332 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 2 bath situated on a private semi treed .69 acre lot. Attached and insulated shop, double carport, new hardiboard siding, new roof, covered patio and much more.

Creekside three level ½ duplex, corner unit in the hospital area with a master loft bedroom with ensuite, 2 bedrooms and a full bath in lower level a private sun deck as well as a covered patio with hot tub.

This property is located on a dead end street and has a 60X120 Lot, with a 3 bed home plus self contained Bachelor Suite, double carport, fruit trees, plus a 400 sq/ft deck with lake and mountain views for entertaining. Lower Fairview, don’t miss this opportunity to own a sweet home with a suite for and affordable price!

Very large 4-5 bdrm home in immaculate condition for the growing family. Just steps away from the Golf Course, Rosemont School & bus stop. Private tiled patio, private back yard and a large garden. A very nice place call home.

Call Alan $329,000

Call Christine $329,000

Call Lisa $474,900





West at Corra Lynn you will find this 5 bedroom, 3 bath 3900 sqft family home on 1.3 acre lot with open concept living. A daylight walk out basement for added living space. Call Tad at The Property Lab Team $529,900

Extremely private 2 bedroom & 3 bathroom handcrafted beautiful home perched over a benched 5.93 very sunny treed acres offering outstanding lake and mountain views. This home has, suite potential, plenty of gardens and a very large garage with suite potential & subdivision potential.

Designed to take advantage of the view of Bonnington Falls and the Kootenay River, this three bedroom home offers wonderful formal and casual spaces, an incredible master suite, and rental potential from the basement.

Outstanding views of Kootenay Lake and surrounding mountains from this .38 acre building lot located 5 min. south of Balfour in Grandview Properties development. Centrally located to all recreational opportunities.

A 4 bedroom 3 bath comfortable home on a lake access lane. Vaulted ceilings and gourmet kitchen. Lower level has an in-law suite. Large deck with carport, paved drive, RV parking and terraced lawn. New paint to the main floor..

Call Lisa $539,000

Call Dave $569,900

Call Lorne or Drew $109,000

Call Alan $359,900






3 bed, 3 bath open floor plan, bamboo hardwood, granite counter tops, wood burning stove, double garage, fully landscaped .20 acre corner lot private setting with hot tub & swimming pool.

Situated on a sun-drenched lot in Uphill with fantastic curb appeal and most stylish living spaces both on the main level and basement. Gourmet kitchen, open living, & covered + open patio areas. Nice level lot!

Call Glen $359,900

Unparalleled Victorian mansion on large, downtown lot. Boasts 4,300+ sqft over 4 floors, w/ 5/6 bedrooms, 3 baths, empire staircase, formal dinning, salon, library, and servants quarters with separate staircases. Call Paul at The Property Lab Team $749,000

4 bedroom, 3 bath spacious rec room with cozy pellet stove. Open living/dining room with gas fireplace, large master with walk-in closet & 4 piece en-suite. 0.46 acre fully landscaped lot, covered patio, 2 tiered deck, 2 water features & swimming pool.

Call Laura $369,777

Summer’s Coming! Here’s an affordable Ainsworth waterfront property w/ 3 beds, 2 baths, and over 120’ of frontage and is located directly across from Ainsworth Hot Springs. Call Paul at The Property Lab Team $249,900

Call Lorne or Drew $139,500


Glen Darough 250.354.3343

Alan Tarr 250.354.8489

Call Brady at The Property Lab Team $219,400

Christine Pearson 250.505.8015

Dave Buss 250.354.9459

Tad Lake 250.354.2979

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Pristine Fairview 2 BED, 3 BATH home, convenient to Lakeside Park, completely and lovingly restored. You’ll love the sensible, flowing layout, modern kitchen w/ granite counter tops and the ample entertainment areas. Full floor plans and HD Video Tour at

Call Paul at The Property Lab Team $459,000


Affordability for those wanting to start a home business in the Balfour area. A tidy 3 bedroom 1 bath mobile, insulated 24’x24’ shop and 24’x40’ garage. This is a great package for the backyard mechanic, storage facility for seasonal residents or a nice starter for a first time home buyer.

New Listing

Paul Shreenan 250.509.0920

Brady Lake 250.354.8404

Lisa Cutler 250.551.0076

Laura Salmon 250.551.8877

Lorne Westnedge 250.505.2606

Call Laura $317,777

Drew Evans 250.505.2466

RHC Realty 250.352.7252

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May. 11th - ill.Gates with Dubconscious May. 12th - R&B Showcase May. 17th - RIP & Dugg Crates May. 18th - The Librarian BC Bass Music with Soul (Opening Set by Naasko)

May. 19th - Big Jules & Friends May. 24th - Deeps & Guests May. 25th - Braden Early May 26th - RAKIM Hip Hop Legend May 31st - Wood n Soo Jun. 8th - Aufect Party w/Self Evident, HxDB,

Sam Van Schie Special to {vurb}


im Hus didn’t set out to be the cowboy who sings about Canada. “It just sort of happened,” he says. “I started writing songs about what I knew, and because this is where I live, I ended up singing about it.” Born and raised in Nelson, Hus moved to Calgary at 24 to launch his country music career. Now nine years and five records later, he’s signed to Stony Plain Records and spends most of his time on the road. “I play 200 concerts a year all around the provinces and make it up to the territories once in a while, and play over seas and in the States,” he says. He’s spending May touring BC and stops tonight for a show at The Royal in Nelson. “With all the travelling I do, as you can imagine, it’s particularly special to come back to the West Kootenay.” Hus says he’s always liked playing small venues like in

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Nelson. But in recent years he’s been on tour as the opening act for Canadian country legend Stompin’ Tom Connors and has had the chance to play stadiums with 5,000 people watching. “For a younger musician like myself it was an amazing opportunity,” he says. “Tom called me up and said he liked all the songs that I was singing about the small towns across Canada and how I was working so hard to bring my show to every town.” Connors invited him on tour to play two sets at his show, before and after intermission, and to join the Stompin’ Tom band. “Really I’d get to play for his audience almost as long as he did,” Hus says. That helped him get exposure and also meet accomplished musicians like fiddler Billy MacInnis, who plays for Stompin’ Tom and Prairie Oyster, and who, along with bassist Riley Tubbs, now make up Hus’ travelling band. The trio take the stage at The Royal tonight after 9 p.m. Tickets $15.

DJ Cure & Ryan Wells

Jun. 9th - Buck 65 Jun. 14rd - Lady AK & Buck Lee Jun. 15th - Smalltown DJs

Every Thursday features various dj’s. No Cover!

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Hume Hotel and at the Baker Street Grill.

Reservations Recommended! Adults 16.99 + HST & Kids 11.99 + HST

Guitar and banjo wizard Tony Furtado If you’ve followed Tony Furtado’s prolific music career at all you won’t be surprised to know that his 15th album, Golden, is loaded with several impressive firsts. For the first time, he has self-produced and penned every track. It is also the first time his own artwork — a sculpture of a two-headed rabbit — has been featured on the cover. However, on what is arguably his most engaging, masterful recording to date, one first marks this album more than any other. After 20 years of recording, touring, and basically living on the road, it is the first time Furtado has ever recorded an album in the town he calls home. Furtado is an American banjo and slide guitar player who in addition to creating 15 acclaimed albums has also two-time winner of the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship. Furtado plays The Royal on Sunday night. Doors open at 6 p.m. Showtime is at 8 p.m. Editor: Megan cole

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Acclaimed singer, songwriter and bandleader Fred Eaglesmith is a genuine iconoclast and true original. It’s the natural result of following the cue of his musical career and now 19 albums with the January 2012 release of 6 Volts. The result is one of the most fascinating and musically rewarding careers in contemporary music. As he has doggedly gone his own way as an independent musical artist, Eaglesmith has also enjoyed such high profile rewards in recent years as having his songs covered by country superstars Toby Keith, Alan Jackson and Miranda Lambert, among many other accomplishments. 6 Volts is yet another landmark on a journey. The album takes its title from the battery that powered the game-changing transistor radio — introduced in 1954, the same year that rock’n’roll emerged into popular consciousness — and embodies the notion of back to the future. Captured live in the studio with one microphone onto a one-track reel to reel recorder like so many enduring classics, 6 Volts also bristles with contemporary urgency. By bringing the recording process all the way back home to its technologically basic origins, Eaglesmith succeeds in creating authentic and meaningful music. “There’s still a certain love to it that’s better than multitracking,” he observes. Music doesn’t get any more real than when you can’t overdub, autotune, or fix it in the mix. 6 Volts opens with the memerizing life affirming track Cemetery Road the tragic yet loving Katie, and the sparse and meditative Been a Long Time. It channels the raw rock’n’roll musical truths of his youth while offering a nod of homage to his country music inspiration on Johnny Cash.

The Fred Eaglesmith Travelling Steam Show will be at The Royal on Wednesday, May 16. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show time is about 8 p.m.

ill.Gates: The Phat Conductor pulls into Nelson DJ ill.Gates is a veteran of Shambhala Music Festival and will be returning to play the festival’s Village Stage. Tonight he takes the stage at Spiritbar and before he arrived in Nelson the crew from Shambhala had a chance to catch up with ill.Gates and talk about the differences between Toronto and San Francisco and what’s next for ill.Gates. 1. How has life been different since you relocated from Toronto to San Francisco? I moved here for business reasons primarily, so that’s the obvious difference. But personally my favourite part of it is getting to spend more time in the studio and with my girl. When I lived in toronto I had to cross the border all the time, and take all these crazy triple connector fl ights all the time... eventually it got to the point where I couldn’t write enough and my airfare was more than rent each month. I decided something had to give, it gave, and things are a lot more sustainable for me now.

2. What do you enjoy most about teaching people to create music? When they learn, and then show me something new with my own techniques. It’s kinda like meeting your musical grandkids or something... I love it! 3. What separates your music productions from others? Me. My individuality, my emotion, my experience. Although I love the technical side of things I try to write music that isn’t about technique or trends. I express myself as clearly as I can and try to make something simple that will last forever. 4. You have been to Shambhala in the past, what do you look forward to most when you know your coming back, this year on the Village stage? Being away from canada for so long starts to get really surreal, so this year it’s the return to my roots that I look forward to the most. My friends, my brother, my family... I can’t think of a better place to spend my

birthday. I’ve been working really hard writing new music too, and I feel it’s my best work yet. I can’t wait to share it with everyone! 5. What’s up next for ill.Gates? I’m working on a new record for Bassnectar’s Amorphous music label. The ill.Methodology was heavy on the collabs so I’m doing an all solo EP to switch it up. I’ve been working hard in my new studio developing an entirely new system of instrumentation and workflow with all kinds of rare and custom MIDI controllers and have been playing my parts rather than sequencing them. It’s an challenge to create such a new sound for myself yet again but I can’t help it... I change a lot as a person so I always need to find new and more complete means of expression. ill.Gates plays Spiritbar with djDubconscious on tonight night. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel.


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Adham Shaikh Karen Bennett

• Mother • Nelson Star Sales Rep • Rotary member • Wanna-be Hockey Player

If you have any marketing questions, please feel free to contact me.


New to Town? Then let us welcome you to town with our greetings basket that also includes information about your new community. Call us at 250-352-3220 or 250-825-4743

Have you had a new baby? Then let us know as we have a special gift basket for your new baby.

Did you know? In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a marriage proposal. Catching it meant yes. Neat huh?

Selina Birk • Nelson raised • Nelson Star Sales Rep • Awesome Auntie

If you have any marketing questions, please feel free to contact me.


Adham Shaikh is celebrating the release of his new album Refractions on Saturday night at The Royal. Shaikh is a regular at Shambhala and our friends at the festival caught up with him before taking the stage tomorrow night. 1. How do you explain electronic music to someone hasn’t been exposed? Music is made with electronic instruments (technology) like for example synthesizers, samplers, computers and drum machines. Electronic music is where computers are emulating synthesizers, samplers and tape recording equipment using software programs that allow the computer to be these different digital devices. 2. Your electronic sound can incorporate a large variety of world beat rhythms. How has this inspired people who hear you? I feel like the fusion of electronics and the world sounds creates a further synergy between the listener and the journey the music takes people on. I believe it taps into the collective acoustic history of humanity in a primal way and keeps the real vibrations alive within the listener or connects with the memory of those real vibrations.

3.You’ve scored original soundtracks for numerous film and television productions. What do you enjoy about this kind of work? The discovery point at which the sounds I am creating for the picture bring the scene alive beyond what the original images initially conveyed. 4. You’ve travelled extensively and performed at festivals in many different countries. What experience stands out the most to you?

I think the thing that stands out the most is the special feeling I get arriving back home.

R&B Soulcase

Debut concert for Clinton Swanson Trio

Three bands and over 15 local musicians are showcased in this first ever Rhythm and Blues Soulcase at Spiritbar on Saturday night, with an eclectic rhythm blues soul collaboration from some of the regions finest musicians! Be part of the audience for this live recording and for this Kootenay Co-op Radio membership drive event. Support live music and support local radio, bring your friends and dancing shoes. The night kicks off with the sensational White Lightning Blues Band, followed by the band Citizens who will keep your groove moving, then the Jones Brothers will feature the soul and sounds of Howlin’ Dan, Big Mama Blue, Kevin Armstrong, Soul Sista Steph, Kenny ‘high pockets’ Gile, and Robin Clegg. Other significant names in the band include the founder and co-ordinator C.W. Jones — the skinny bones at the heart and considerable soul of the band with his original tunes and sweet guitar. Howlin’ Dan is the second song writer in the group, singing his heart out and laying down the fat bass. The Jones Brothers are covering some of his best original rockin’ blues hits and some new funky blue tunes never before heard. The Nelson Rhythm and Blues Soulcase is a chance for unsung heroes of the local blues and music community to come together and deliver a set of fresh original songs on a stage that fits them all — in a fresh and exhilarating collaborative live music experience. The plan is to see this as an ongoing project that will offer live from the stage recordings for the many local musicians the area has to offer. All for 10$ or $7 for KCR Members. Tickets are available at the Hume Hotel, Kootenay Co-op Radio, and at the door. For more information visit the Facebook events page which is available through the Spiritbar events page

The Clinton Swanson Trio

On Saturday, May 12 the Clinton Swanson Trio will be making their Nelson debut performance at St. Saviours Anglican Church on corner of Ward and Silica Streets. The trio brings together three long time musical comrades: Clinton Swanson on saxophones, Colin Spence on Hammond organ, and Tony Ferraro on drum kit. Inspired by the soul jazz of the 1960s and 70s played by organ hero Jimmy Smith and sax legend Stanley Turrentine the trio offers a sound that combines soul, gospel, and jazz. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students.


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Stash Trax Dustin Stashko 103.5 FM The Bridge Afternoon Drive Announcer

Six years ago I was one of those guys standing at the record shop listening booth, not only with a blatant disregard for ear sanitation, but with the hopes of finding that next great album to add to my ever expanding pre-digital collection. Nowadays these archaic booths are nothing more than a distant memory if not a novelty in the rarity that is a music store. I have a point which I’m getting to but you gotta give a guy time to manoeuvre through the nostalgia. It was in one of these olden-timey booths that I fi rst laid ears on the Silversun Pickups by way of their fi rst full length album Carnavas. I asked the overweight, acne-ridden store clerk about the band, some shop talk if you will. One of the best parts of buying music from a record shop is getting to talk with strangers about music. He told me that the album was crunchy but not before he told me about his latest lady triumph, which seemed oddly appropriate. Maybe he’d never been to second base before or maybe he picked up on the fact that I too was a

double hitter in 2006 — either way, I stole his adjective and have since claimed crunchy as my own. The Silversun Pickups are indeed crunchy — with the distorted guitars and frantic drumming, it’s a fi tting description. They’re surprisingly similar to the Smashing Pumpkins without actually sounding anything like the Smashing Pumpkins aside from the unmistakable, androgynous sounding Billy Corgan vocals of Brian Aubert. The new album Neck of The Woods has that signature sound that old fans will love, and still have the ability to attract new listeners. There’s plenty of guitar riffs on here that are made to be listened to in a stadium. You won’t find any songs on here that are under four minutes, which might turn some people off. If you’re one of those people, I don’t believe we’ve met. Would I like you? Probably not, but I’d give you chances to win my affection. Buy me candles. I like candles. Some songs take a while to get to that “punch in the face” part, but once it does... The punch will leave an imprint. Mean Spirits is a track with a crazy bass line. It’s

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heavy. It’s been on repeat in my head, and my neck hurts from whipping my head back and forth. Small price to pay. As heavy as this album gets, there’s still a lot of experimental tunes on here. The Pit is about as space-rock as this band can get. I’d even go as far as to call it synth-pop. Much like ‘crunchy’, I don’t know what ‘synth-pop’ means, but I stole it and frankly, I don’t want to find out if it means anything other than what I want it to mean and I want it to be the ultimate descriptor for ‘the Pit.’ If I tell you it sounds New Order-ish you’ll understand what I’m saying. Neck of The Woods is a good album, with an epic atmospheric theme, and a crunchiness that you’d only find in your peanut butter (assuming that you don’t go for smooth peanut butter – if you do then I think it’s obvious you don’t have a peanut allergy and that you’ve probably experienced the crunchy sensation of a peanut). You should look this one over, hundreds of times. The Silversun Pickups are one of the great bands who will be playing Sasquatch Music Festival.

From the shelf Letty Bartels Otter Books

lost mother. Adelie had disappeared into the steamy jungles of Laos twentyseven years before, looking for the fabled fountain of eternal youth, hoping to save herself from the tuberculosis that was consuming her. Her son contracts a young academic, Pierre Lazarie to try to find her, with a surprising outcome.

“This formation of symbols represents my understanding of the foundational elements of life. The Flower of Life, spirals of DNA, the Julia Set fractal, and a golden tri-Celtic knot interlock to create a harmonious fl ow of sacred imagery and colour. It was designed and drawn a couple years ago by Josh Gatten of Divine Alchemy Tattoos here in Nelson.” -Sara Victor

In honour of Mother’s Day, this week Reo’s invites you to check out some these great fi lms - perfect for moms of all ages: Erin Brockovich - Erin is a tough negotiator who has nothing to lose and everything to win for the future of her kids. The Incredibles - Sassy Elastigirl/Helen gives as good as she gets, as evidenced by her opening monologue: “Retire? I’m at the top of my game! Come on, girls, leave saving the world to the men? I don’t think so!” Sound of Music - A mom doesn’t have to be biologically related in order to be a great caregiver.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding - Even if a mom feels her job is to cook “foods fi lled with warmth and wisdom, and never forgetting that side dish of steaming hot guilt,” you know she does it out of love. Chocolat - A dynamic mother-daughter duo share a unique relationship that holds them together even in the face new challenges. Whip It! - Entertaining while still giving a very real portrayal of the struggle families go through as children begin to grow up and chase their dreams.

Announcing Reo’s Spring Movie Sale! 607 Front St. 250-352-7422 Check out for new movies releasing each week!

Huge selection of used DVDs for sale. Now only $5/ea or 5 for $20. Bluray $6/ea or 5 for $25 Great time to add to your collection.

An author I’ve been enjoying lately is Adam Lewis Schroeder. Living just up the road in Penticton, he is almost a local writer, and a very accomplished one. His second book, In the Fabled East starts out in 1936 in colonial Indonesia and goes on to merge history, myth, life stories from different eras and a kind of magical realism often found in South American writers, while spinning the tale of a son’s search for his

Readers of Ann Patchett’s recent book, State of Wonder, will feel some simularity between these two books, but I found In the Fable East to be a better written and more compelling book.

Do you have an art opening, concert, theatre production, one-man show or ventriloquist showcase that you think {vurb} should know about? Feel free to send us your event listings, press releases and photographs. Email {vurb} editor Megan Cole at vurb@ or call 250--352-1890.


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good friend of mine turned 60 the other day, and I had the pleasure of joining her and her family for dinner. As always I get directed to the kitchen to help and before I know it the meal is under my control. I love what I do as a chef and foodie so any chance I get to play with my food I am in there. Spending time with some close and dear friends made it worth every minute. Sorry did I say she turned 60, what I meant was 21! The main events for the evening were halibut and rack of lamb. A surf and turf with class is an understatement. It was the first time I had barbeque food this year and there is something to be said about the taste of something off of a great grill. One of the topics at the dinner table was buying good meat which I am again amazed at how many people don’t really know what they are buying. The quality of the product is always number one for me when it comes to preparing a meal. You can taste the difference when the quality is there and I always teach this in my classes. Something as simple as a tomato can have a huge burst of flavour when it is of high quality. Another plus to using good quality products is that you don’t have to mask them with alternate flavors to make them taste good. For example a catfish is blackened with spices to hide the dirt flavour the fish has or in other cases to hide the off flavour of the old fish. This should be a good note for anyone ordering something blackened at a restaurant, why are they serving it this way. Don’t be afraid to ask! When it comes to buying something out of the water you should know some very important key things to look for. First off it shouldn’t smell fishy. A fresh piece of fish or a tasty oyster should always smell like the ocean or the water in which it was caught. I laugh when someone tells me they don’t like fish because it’s too fishy. There is a simple answer to this, and that is they are eating something that isn’t fresh. Another thing to look for when buying fish is, you should be able to press your finger on the flesh and have it bounce back. I call this “the spring factor” and if the flesh doesn’t bounce back then you should toss it back. It should be firm and not mushy. Something else is how slimy the fish is. There should be none and if there is then you should be looking for something else.

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These are only a couple of things to look for when you are shopping for something tasty out of the water but also don’t forget that you should ask your butcher where the product is from. With today’s technology you can actually pin point the exact boat and place where your fish is caught. This can help you understand a little bit more about what you are eating. A great place to buy fish is The Fisherman’s Market. I have been buying product from them for 10 years now and I am proud to cook what they serve. Halibut and spring salmon are in season so I recommend you check out what they have, it’s worth every penny! They know what they are talking about so don’t be shy and ask them questions.

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Halibut with Fiddleheads Fiddleheads and halibut are coming into season so it just seems right to share a recipe involving these two things. Ingredients: 10-12 oz. Halibut (cleaned by your butcher) 150g Fiddleheads (stems trimmed, washed, blanched for 2 minutes) 100g Fresh Spinach (stems trimmed, washed) 1 medium Onion (small dice) 100g Shiitake Mushrooms (stems trimmed, brushed) 2 sprigs fresh dill (picked, rough chopped) 1 small knuckle horse radish (peeled) Fresh lemon Oil (Olive, grape seed, canola) Salt and pepper Directions: Brush the halibut with oil and season with salt On your barbeque, grill halibut until it is about a medium. Approx. 5 minutes per side (do not over cook!) In a hot pan sautee your onions, fiddle heads, and mushrooms until soft on medium to high heat

A special treat for Mum? Mini Mousse Logs Lemon Tarts & Cakes Recommended!

Call Karen or Selina today at: 250.352.1890 Toss in the dill and spinach at the last minute to ever so slightly wilt it. Season with salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon Grate the horse radish over top and enjoy. The aromas of this dish will fill your home with amazing fragrance. The fresh dill and lemon are a perfect add on to this dish. Also note to not use jarred horse radish as it is nothing like the fresh stuff. If you haven’t tried it before, I strongly urge you to and If you are having a hard time searching for some ingredients a great place to look is the Kootenay Co-op grocery store. In closing I want to add that just because this is the recipe that I have shared with you, doesn’t mean it has to be exact. Play with whatever ingredients are in season and looking the best. This is just something that is to my taste and can be changed in many ways to suit yours. If you don’t want to use halibut then make sure that it is a firm fish like cod or salmon if you are going to grill it. Remember cooking should be enjoyable and a form of therapy not a chore so find ways to make it fun for you.


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Celebrate Spring Fever

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Tis the season... no not Christmas. I’m talking about spring. This is primetime for foodies, cooks and gardeners. The sun is shining more and more, and temperatures are rising. Over the next few weeks as you head out to some of the local grocery stores like the Kootenay Co-op, Ellison’s and Save-on Foods you’re going to see more and more fresh salad greens, asparagus, lettuces, bok choy and radishes. Endless Harvest - the area’s local organic food delivery people - will be seeing more local produces from Salmo, Creston and Grand Forks as the weather warms. A lot of produce will still be making the trip from the coast until it really warms up in June and July, but we will be able to enjoy lots of tasty local greens. If you really want to go local, consider getting down in the dirt and planting your own garden. Ellison’s has a huge selection of seeds including those from Westcoast Seeds. There are also live plants like live basil and tomato plants. Spring also means halibut season at the Fisherman’s Market, who are currently holding a big halibut sale. Beautiful BC spot prawns will soon be appearing the case as well. If you’re looking at expanding your seafood horizons consider sablefish varieties like ling and black cod. As we spend more and more time on the patios hosting barbeques or just enjoying a quiet afterwork drink consider some of these great cocktail ideas from the New Grand Liquor Store. Instead of the traditional mimosa try the Frogoli Passion. Infused with hand picked strawberries, Frogoli is an Italian strawberry liqueur, that when mixed with a nice Prosecco, or any other sparkling wine or champagne, makes a wonderful light concoction.

Quench your thirst this spring and summer with a Harvest Moon organic hemp ale from Nelson Brewing Company. Samuel Dobrin photo

The Lone Ranger mixes a beautiful old growth orchard dry apple cider by Lonetree with any fruit flavoured Creme de Casis, Marie Blizzard or Pama Pomegranate liqueur in a tall glass with ice. It doesn’t get much better. Finally, nothing is better than the classic mojito. Squeeze fresh lime juice into a glass full of crushed ice, add mint leaves, add at least 1 tsp. of sugar, add either or an ounce of vodka or rum, mix well, garnish with mint leaf. If you’d rather have a beer, Nelson Brewing Company has a variety of beers that will quench your thirst this spring and summer.

Barbeque Essentials:

NBC’s award winning light kolsch style beer Harvest Moon goes well with a lighter appetizers and salads. If you’re looking for a beer to pair with your steak or lamb try After Dark or a light malty Wild Honey organic ale which is not sweet but has hints of organic honey super good with sticky glazed ribs or BBQ burgers. If you’re globe trotting with your foods NBC suggests their Paddywhack organic IPA which works really well with international food items that are big on flavour, spice and heat. A beer that will go well with your halibut or spot prawns is the Blackheart Oatmeal stout and for those sudden cold spring days try or heart stews on those occasional rainy days. NBC will also be celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Shambhala Music Festival with the release of one or two specialty beers the Shambhalager. This light lager will cleanse the palate of all the sweat and dirty dancing at this year’s festival. Served exclusively at Mike’s place, NBC is calling this the after Shambhala beer garden area because as you know this festival is non-alcohol. The 20 keg batch will go quick to quench the thirst. For the downtown Marketfest NBC will be releasing a new brew 32 keg batch of citrusy, smooth coarse filtered wheat beer at the Royal exclusively. the perfect pair for a sunny deck and flipflops. If you can’t find what you need at NBC, they recommend checking you the Vancouver Island brewery Philips. No barbeque is complete — at least for us meat eaters — without a steak, burger or handmade sausages. Railway Meats is a local favourite for sausages and also has a variety of pork, chicken, beef and more that will please everyone at your barbeque. As you turn on the barbeque this summer and gather your friends and family, share your recipes and pictures with us on your Facebook page or via email at

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Homemade sauce and coleslaw Get out the tongs and apron, barbeque season has arrived. If you’re looking for something to add variety to the usual burgers and potatoe salad try these twists on barbeque classics: Spicy peach barbeque sauce What you need 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, roughly chopped 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 tbsp of chipotle in adobo sauce 1 cup of ketchup 1 cup of peach jam 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp chile powder 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper Juice from one lemon Salt and pepper, to taste In a medium sized sauce pan heat olive oil. Add onions. Saute until translucent. Add garlic and saute for an additional 2 minutes. Mix in all of the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and let it simmer for half an hour. Add the sauce to a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth. Be very careful when adding hot things to a blender or food processor they can blow the lid off. The best thing to do is to allow some of the heat to escape by keeping the top off slightly and cover it with a tea towel to reduce mess.

Coleslaw with pecans and spicy dressing What you need: 1 cup shredded red cabbage 1 cup shredded savoy cabbage 1 cup shredded green cabbage 2 Granny Smith apples, thinly sliced 4 green onions chopped 1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped Dressing: 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp ground cumin 3/4 cup mayonnaise Juice of one lemon Salt and pepper, to taste In a large bowl mix cabbage, apples, carrots, onion and pecans. In a small bowl or jar add all of the dressing ingredients and stir (or shake) till combined. Add the dressing to the veggie mix and mix to combine.


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Culture Your Arts Council

Getting More Arts Out There


ho says that Nelson isn’t the coolest little arts town on the planet. This year promises to be best year ever with the 24th Annual ArtWalk. In addition, a major mural project is beginning next week. An Arts Social Gathering is being planned. Funding is in place for a new NDAC website (Resource Centre and Directory for artists, musicians and writers etc). And a ‘town hall’ will be happening on June 17 from 2:00 - 4:00. You’ll be able to come out and say what you think the Nelson and District Art’s Council (NDAC) should be doing to make arts happen in Nelson. Tell us your vision or how you’d like to make your mark on this town. Locals Pat Henman and Deb Borsos will be facilitating this outreach session. Further details in the next VURB.

ArtWalk 2012 - Friday July 6 is the ArtWalk Grand Opening.The ArtWalk

Committee is inviting street artists and buskers and bands and more. We are working on ‘Partici- Painting’ where passersby can put their brushstrokes to a temporary public artwork.This year an artists and venue

owners reception will be held prior to the ArtWalk 2012 Grand Opening so that exhibitors can meet and greet. We’ll be announcing much more as time gets nearer to July 6. Ask us anything at Colours of Nelson - A Mural Project - Painting starts May 14 under the Orange Bridge at Lakeside Park. Weather permitting work will continue daily from 2:00 - 8:00 daily until the work is done. More than twenty young artists, most in their twenties will work on the public artwork. Each artist is bringing their original ideas and style to the group. Four professional artists will mentor the group project. A BBQ is planned to celebrate its completion. This is an NDAC project in partnership with: Nelson City Police, City of Nelson,The Nelson Daybreak Rotary Club, Nelson District Youth Centre, Department of Highways/Ministry of Transportation. A dozen more local sponsors are providing services and assistance. Stroll by and watch the Colours of Nelson take shape. Become a member of NDAC. Get your Arts out there!

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djDubconcscious is taking the stage at Spiritbar on Friday night with ill. Blank Maps by Cold Specks Gates. The Shambhala crew caught up There seems to be an abundance of strong with him before the show. female vocalists right now and Al Spx aka Cold Specks (who opened for Great Lake 1. When you fi rst heard electronic Swimmers at The Royal on Wednesday night) music, how did it inspire you to is one to watch for. get to where you are now? My fi rst introduction was with Keep Ya Head Up by 2pac more experimental artists like Seems that 2pac is alive and well, especially Squarepusher, Aphex Twin, and after his reincarnation at the Coachella MuBoards of Canada from Warp Resic Festival. Some believe this is one of the cords, Prefuse 73, and Amon Tobin few “family friendly” 2pac songs. and the Ninja Tune crew, which assured me there was more going Nashville by Noah Gundersen on out there than my adolescent Armed with his sister Abby, Noah Gundersexperience in rural Ontario. In my en is captivating singer songwriter and this is a must on a playlist for any acoustic, singer/ late teens I began attending raves in Toronto and shortly after discovered songwriter junkie. ragga jungle, which is what inspired The Golden Age by The Asteroids me to buy a set of turntables and Galaxy Tour spend all my money on records — so I could share the music I was quickly Nothing like a beer commercial and plus 20s weather to make you feel like it’s summer. becoming so consumed with. Things This song by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour defi- have evolved and the sounds, styles, nitely makes it feel a little bit more like sum- and technology have changed immer. Add this one to your iPod and head to mensely, but the motivation remains the beach with a... soda pop. the same — that fundamental drive to weave a cohesive set out of my For True by Trombone Shorty favourite songs to be shared with a On Trombone Shorty’s latest album he was large room of people, on a big sound able to gather together some world famous system, and hopefully get them movtalent like Jeff Beck and Lenny Kravitz. His ing. high energy music is a must for any playlist.

2. You blog pretty regularly at - what do you enjoy about blogging? I thoroughly enjoy having an outlet to write about new music — really it’s just an extension of what was touched on earlier, except I’m able to be a bit more informative and comprehensive. It’s also been a great way to make myself stand out a bit from every other DJ, especially when moving to a larger new city, like Vancouver. 3. How would you explain your set to the people that generally aren’t familiar with the EDM genres?

My set is often an eclectic affair, merging modern electronic dance & bass-centric music with a myriad of different influences — namely reggae, and including but not limited to hip hop, funk, R&B and jazz. A typical set will feature a series of ups & downs, intricate mixing & juxtapositions, peppered with known crowd favourites as well as unheard tracks from cutting edge producers all over the world — basically a journey through all things dub-influenced, tailored to the crowd or situation at hand.

Crazy Train by Ozzy Ozbourne What playlist isn’t complete with a little Ozzy.

April in Paris by Charlie Parker Hip hop, rock, singer/songwriter and now a little jazz. April in Paris has been performed by some of the jazz greats but the Charlie Parker version adds a little something special. Check it out.

Mr. Blue Sky by ELO Imagine several Bob Ross clones playing the cello, guitar, drums and singing and you have ELO aka Electric Light Orchestra. This song is a must for a spring playlist and with temperatures hitting the high 20s this weekend we’ll all be saying ‘hi’ to Mr. Blue Sky.

Disparate Youth by Santigold When I hear this song I want to put on my shades, climb in the car, roll down the windows and go for a drive. Santigold is like a MIA hybrid who can conjure up one hell of a dance party. This is your playlist. We want to know what song you just can’t get out of your head this week. Is it a new song? Or maybe a classic that you think is due for a comeback. Email your song to vurb@

Natasha Bogdasavich The official unveiling of of Natasha Bogdasavich’s collection ... of the River at John Ward Cafe will take place tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be live music and Natasha will be on hand to discuss the collection. The ... of the River is of Bogdasavich’s most expressive work to date. The collection has been created entirely since her 2011 move to her new forest studio in the Sproule Creek area. For the ... of the River pieces, Natasha has taken her textured acrylic style, that is present in many of her past works, to the next level by integrating parts of the natural environment into her work.

Fancy footwork at the Capitol Some of Nelson’s best dancers will be taking the stage at the Capitol Theatre this weekend. For 15 years, Dance Umbrella has been training dancers of all ages in ballet, hip hop, pointe, jazz, modern, children’s classes, creative ballet and beginner ballet. Equipped with four talented instructors Dance Umbrella has put together a performance that will not only captivate proud parents but interested members of the community. “It’s a fabulous show,” said Jann Galliver, Dance Umbrella

president. “It has fabulous lighting, music, outstanding costumes and there are really interesting pieces. It’s very artistic.It’s visually and artistically a beautiful show.” The showcases began last night at the Capitol with additional shows Friday and Saturday evening at 7 p.m. and a matinee on Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $11 and are available through the Capitol Theatre box office.


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When your dad is a visual artist it’s hard not to be drawn to the arts, for photographer Mark Randell this was the case. “He’s always pushed me in that direction,” said Randell as he prepares for the opening of his exhibit at Ourglass Gallery and Studios. “Immediately after high school I did Alberta College of Art and University of Lethbridge, at that time I was getting into 3D and sculptural pieces and I realized the common thread was furniture that I was producing.” Randell came to Nelson to attend the wood product design program at the Kootenay School of the Arts. Even though he was studying wood design, he was also doing graphite drawings and dabbling in photography. “It’s never really been a professional pursuit, the visual arts, it’s always been something I’ve done for myself,” said Randell. “A few years back my girlfriend organized a show for me without even telling me and so I was forced to really focus on that and ever since then I’ve been trying to create this body of work that I’ll be showing on Friday.” Most of Randell’s previous photography was

focused on wildlife and landscapes, but as he found himself getting a bit bored with those subjects he decided to introduce something new. “I had this old vinyl baby doll kicking around the house so I started bringing that out with me and setting it up in interesting environments,” he said. “I gave myself some parameters there; there was no body else in the picture, the doll was the only subject, I liked the idea that if the doll wasn’t in the photo it would still be interesting but as soon as you put the doll in there is a narrative.” Little Effigies — the collection that will be on display this month at Ourglass — extends from these first photos using the baby doll, to live models painted as dolls. “I really liked how the doll was an ethereal version of a real person,” said Randell. “We allow them to have this certain kind of life and there is a link but it is at a distance. I did that with the drawing for a while. I like how it can be a picture of innocence but there is always something unsettling about the image of a doll, especially in the environments I’ve put them in.” Little Effigies opens tonight at Ourglass Studios and will be running for the month of May.

Randy from Creston is back

If you missed the killer Nelson run of at the Scout Hall of this benevolent redneck sharing tales of love, life and near death experiences as performed by Lucas Myers, head to one of the following Kootenay metropolese for a Randy from Creston fix. Ymir is the closest venue to Nelson and will be off. the. hook. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. All showtimes 8:00 p.m. Randy will be at The Vallican Whole Community Centre on Friday, May 11. Tickets are avaialble at Jennie’s Books.

On Saturday May 12 join Randy at The Langham Theatre in Kaslo. Tickets are available at Sunnyside Naturals. At the Gray Creek Hall on Friday May 18. Tickets are available at the Crawford Bay Store. In Ymir on Saturday May 19 at Ymir Hall. Tickets are available at The Music Store in Nelson and the Ymir Store. At the Silverton Art Gallery on Saturday May 26. Tickets are available at The Cup and Saucer.

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COAST MODERN From LA to Vancouver, a legacy of inspired living by the pioneers of West Coast Modernist Architecture. Produced By Leah Mallen Directed By: Mike Bernard & Gavin Froome

Join Knowledge Network President & CEO Rudy Buttignol for a special advanced screening of our documentary Coast Modern by Twofold Films. Monday May 14, 7:30pm at The Capitol Theatre in Nelson, BC



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If you missed the killer Nelson run of at the Scout Hall of this benevolent redneck sharing tales of love, life and near death experiences as performed by Lucas Myers, head to one of the following Kootenay metropolese for a Randy from Creston fix. Ymir is the closest venue to Nelson and will be off. the. hook. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. All showtimes 8:00 p.m. Randy will be at The Vallican Whole Community Centre on Friday, May 11. Tickets are avaialble at Jennie’s Books.On Saturday, May 12 join Randy at The Langham Theatre in Kaslo. Tickets are available at Sunnyside Naturals. At the Gray Creek Hall on Friday May 18. Tickets are available at the Crawford Bay Store. In Ymir on Saturday May 19 at Ymir Hall. Tickets are available at The Music Store in Nelson and the Ymir Store. At the Silverton Art Gallery on Saturday May 26. Tickets are available at The Cup and Saucer.

Local youth performers who want to act in the park this summer should be in Nelson Youth Theatre’s two exciting new Shakespeare plays, Romeo and Juliet at Verona High! and Juliet and Romeo: the Alternate Ending! Romeo and Juliet at Verona High! (mornings) is ideal for actors approximately age 7 to 12. Juliet & Romeo: the Alternate Ending (afternoons) is best suited to actors approximately age 12 to 17. This is the classic full version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, with a dramatically modern twist. What will it be? Please contact jeff@ about being in these plays, and for more information about Nelson Youth Theatre and the fourth annual Bard in the Bush Shakespeare Festival.

Nelson Community Opera will be holding auditions for their upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera masterpiece Jesus Christ Superstar, which will be performed in November 2012 at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson. All roles are open (chorus, ensemble and leads), and singers of all types, styles and experience levels are encouraged to audition. Please prepare your best song (preferably one from the show), and bring either sheet music or a karaoke playback, or be prepared to sing a cappella. Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, May 27 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church (611 Fifth Street) in Nelson. For more information, or to book an audition, please contact Kevin Armstrong at 250-777 2461 after 5 p.m., or write nelsonsuperstar2012@

Movie Night as a fundraiser for the Sinixt on Saturday, May 12. The films will begin at 7 p.m. Head to The Royal on Saturday, May 12 to celebrate the launch of Adham Shaikh’s new album Refractions. Tickets are $15 available at the door. Doors open 10 p.m. On Saturday, May 12, Spiritbar hosts a Rhythm and Blues Soulcase featuring Mama Blue, Howlin’ Dan, Kevin Armstrong, Soul Sister Steph, Robyn Klieg and Kenny ‘Hi Pockets’ Giles and special guests White Lightning Blues Band and Citizens. This event is a Kootenay Co-op Radio membership drive event. Ticket information is avail-

Legends and Doors open at 6 p.m. Showtime is at approximately 8 p.m.

Celebrating 10 Years of Happy Baking For the month of May we donate 10% of our sales to St. Saviour’s Food Pantry

Reverend Horton Heat is back at The Royal on Monday, May

AT THE PUB Join the Ymir Hotel's country and bluegrass jam every Friday night. Things get going around 5 p.m. and wrap up around 9.

14. Tickets for this great night Dance Umbrella of blues, 15th Annual Spring Showcase rockabilly Tickets on sale now at the Capitol Theatre and rock are May 10th • 7pm $20 and are MUSIC May 11th • 7 pm available at On Friday, May 11 at The May 12th • 2 & 7 pm The Royal, Royal Tim Hus takes the stage. Urban LegTickets are $15 and are availTickets $11 ends, The able at Music Store The Royal, GRAND Local Artisans and online at liveattheroyal. Urban LegOPENING Featuring paintings by Cindy Moser MAY 12 com. Doors open at 10 p.m. ends, The door prizes & & Rustic Creations willow woodworking refreshments Music Store Tues.-Sat. 10am-4pm Nelson Vocalist Laura Landsand liveatCome in and be inspired! berg joins guitarist Cliff Madtheroyal. dix on Tuesday, May 15 at the com. Doors Hume Hotel's Library Lounge open at 8 1277 Hwy 6 (in the old RCMP from 6 to 10 p.m. p.m. ill.Gates

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takes the stage with Dubconscious on Friday, May 11 at Spiritbar. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available at he Hume Hotel. The Royal hosts a

Live in Concert, the La Cafamore String Quartet with pianist Nina Horvath on Sunday, May 13 7:30 p.m. at St. Saviour's ProCathedral. Tickets are $15 for adult, $12 for students and $45 families. Available at Otter Books and at the door, For more information phone 250-505-2508 or email Blues guitar and banjo wizard Tony Furtado takes the stage at The Royal on Sunday, May 13 with Luke Price and Stephanie Schneiderman. Tickets are $15 and are available at Urban

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Gordie Johnson and Blind God are at The Royal on Tuesday, May 15. Tickets are $15 and are available at Urban Legends, The Music Store and liveattheroyal. com. Doors open 6 p.m. Showtime approximately 8 p.m. The Fred Eaglesmith Travelling Steam Show pulls into The Royal on Wednesday, May 16. Tickets are $20 and are available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store Doors open at 7 p.m. Showtime approximately 8 p.m. Moonbeam Hustle is at The Royal on Thursday, May 17 with DJs Breakfluid, Hoola and Soup. There is no cover for this great night of dancing. Doors open at 9 p.m.

Every Monday at Finley's head down for the blues jam from 8 p.m. until midnight. Hosted by Magic Carpet Blues Band. Amps and drums are supplied but please bring your own instruments. Welcome all singers, bands and musicians. Starting Wednesday, May 9 Bogustown Pub is hosting trivia night. Begins at 7 p.m.

VISUAL ARTS Ourglass Gallery and Studio presents the opening of Little Effigies an exhibition by photographer Mark Felt on Friday, May 11 from 7 to 10 p.m. Natasha Bogdasavich's collection ...of the River opens Friday, May 11 at John Ward Fine Coffee. There will be live music and Bogdasavich will be on hand to discuss the collection. The Langham Cultural Centre in beautiful Kaslo presents The Sound of Silence, a new exhibit by local artist Deborah LoxamKohl. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibit will be on display from May 19 to July 1. The Sound of Silence developed out of two areas of interest: exploring the applications of felted wool in making form and an increasing awareness of, and sensitivity to, noise. Add your events to our new online calendar at or email For concert announcements and more like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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May 11, 2012 edition of the Nelson Star