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A grizzly tale of death Ferry maintenance leads to delays

Both grizzlies and sheep populations took a hit in Edgewood last week. PHOTO COURTESY OF WAYNE MCCRORYY By Claire Paradis Arrow Lakes News

Three grizzlies were destroyed in Edgewood recently after killing sheep from a local flock. During the night April 28, the first of the bears got into the sheep’s pen and killed one of the domesticated animals. After finding the sheep’s body the next morning, the flock owner called the Ministry of Environment to report it. Conservation Officers came down that day and set leg hold snares, catching the grizzly the next night. Because the bear had preyed on livestock, the COs had no choice but to destroy it, said Sergeant Arnold DeBoon, who said the grizzly would have been likely to come back and start killing livestock again even if it were relocated. “They remember a good meal,” said DeBoon, “It’s a good food opportunity for them.” DeBoon said the bears, coming down to the valley bottom now that they were out of hibernation, were originally attracted to the area by a dead cow that had been dumped there. It was curiosity as much as the scent of the flock that tempted the grizzlies into their pen, he said. Once there, the bears realized they’d found a meal. Domesticated animals are easy to kill, which make them prime targets, especially in the spring when the bears are coming out of hibernation and looking for food, said DeBoon. Unfortunately, livestock are like a bag of chips to the bears: it’s hard to eat just one, confirmed the CO. And unfortunately for the sheep, it wasn’t the end of the bears, either. The next morning, another sheep was found killed and another snare was set and another bear was shot. The bodies continued to pile up when a third bear who had killed yet another sheep was destroyed as well. Within four or five nights, both grizzly and sheep populations in the Edgewood area had suffered sobering losses. After the third incident, the COs called in Gillian Sanders from the North Kootenay Lake Bear Smart Program to help the hapless shepherd set up electric fencing.

With the Galena Bay ferry out of commission, large trucks have had longer than usual ferry waits for the past week. CLAIRE PARADIS/ARROW LAKES NEWS By Claire Paradis If you’ve travelled over the stretch of Upper Arrow Lake between Nakusp and Revelstoke recently, you may have been confronted by a ferry wait or two. And if you’ve been leaving from the shores of Shelter Bay, the reason is clear: the large Galena Bay Ferry has been pulled off duty and the smaller Shelter Bay Ferry has been working hard in its place. Off to the side in Shelter Bay, the “Galena Bay” is getting her old electri-

cal system replaced with newer solidstate technology. “It was getting hard to find parts,” said Western Pacific Marine’s Tom Warner about the ferry’s old electrical system. The company is also taking advantage of the pre-peak season time to resurface the concrete slabs on the Shelter Bay side of the ferry route and get rid of a lot of the holes, Warner said. Big trucks may be in for a long wait if they choose to cross with the ferry.

One driver on Tuesday, May 8 was facing a four-hour wait time to get his truck across the water. Western Pacific Marine has cautioned trucking companies about the delay and has been suggesting they divert around via another route if possible. To compensate, the Shelter Bay is running 24 hours a day until the Galena Bay is back in service, which is scheduled to be May 15, said Warner, plenty of time before the rush of May long weekend traffic.

During the same few days, a report of another grizzly that had been seen near an ostrich farm came in. That animal hadn’t killed any livestock, so it was safely captured and relocated far away from any farms. “People are critical of us when we have to destroy a bear,” said DeBoon, who made it clear shooting bears is one of the last things any Conservation Officer wants to do. “It really disappoints us when we have to destroy a bear,” he said. Bear Biologist with the Valhalla Wildlife Society Wayne McCrory

agreed it was a tragedy, one that may have been avoided. McCrory would like to see improvements in livestock enclosures in these areas. McCrory is encouraging people down the lake around Edgewood to start a Bear Smart program of their own. Bear Smart has already seen one coordinator help put up over a dozen electric fences in Slocan to help keep bears and livestock out of trouble, he said. Sergeant DeBoon also stressed the need for people to remove attractants and be vigilant. He reminds people if

they see a grizzly to get in contact with the Conservation Officer Service so they can get to the animal before anything happens. And what happened to the diminished flock of sheep from Edgewood? “There were still tracks and signs of other bears,” said DeBoon, so the decision was made to move the flock over the water to Fauquier where there hadn’t been any sightings of grizzlies. But the unlucky flock wasn’t made safe from all predators, and yet another sheep was lost to a roaming cougar.

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Village announces budget for Nakusp in 2012 By Claire Paradis Arrow Lakes News

The Village of Nakusp’s 2012 budget presentation took place on one of the first summer-like evenings of the year, perhaps the reason there was only one member of the public in the gallery. Department heads Terry Warren (Fire Department), Richard Cann (Parks and Recreation), Mike Peterson (Public Works), and Pat Farish (Nakusp Hot Springs) all showed up at the end of a warm day for the fis-

cal presentation. Here are the broad strokes of the budget. The Village has proposed an increase of two per cent in property tax revenues as a standard increase to keep up with increases across the board. This increase will translate to an approximate increase of 1.5 per cent to each tax class. In the PowerPoint presentation, the budget was broadly divided into an Operating Budget and a Capital Budget. The Operating Budget is generally

a “status quo” budget, said CAO Linda Tynan. The budget doesn’t come with a long wish list from the Village, and no real sweeping changes are being proposed. In an effort to tighten up budgets, they have been adjusted downward so that money that hadn’t been used previously is no longer being budgeted in. For example, if there were $1,000 budgeted but only $850 were used, the Village now budgets for $850 rather than $1,000. Administrative costs were higher than desired in 2011, due in part to high auditing and finance fees, as well as fees associated with large projects and staff changes. “The main reason that administrative costs were high in 2011 is the change of senior staff,” said Tynan, “Between illness, training new staff (the CFO was still relatively new in 2011), [and the] departure of the CAO there were many challenges. “Auditing costs were more than expected because the auditors had to do more legwork themselves as our staff were busy dealing with other issues,” added Tynan, who pointed out that 2011 was a year of big projects as well as changes in senior staff. Additional fees for contractors and staff were behind the rise in costs, which should come down as staffing changes settle out, said Tynan. One such anticipated change is the arrival of the Village’s new Chief Financial Officer. Robert Richards is taking up the position left vacant by Don Willems, and will be relocating from Vancouver to start in the Village Office May 22. Richards, who grew up in Armstrong, has been looking for a chance to move to a smaller centre and be trained in municipal finances. CAO Tynan said Richards comes highly recommended. The proposed Operational Budget will be affected by more changes in the coming year, and soon. Labour is a large proportion of the operating budget, and changes are on the way. The new collective agreement to be negotiated between the Village and CUPE local 2450 in July will have an impact. One known expenditure is the addition of a marketing contract position of $25,000 at the Nakusp Hot Springs. For the Capital Budget, on the administrative side, the Village office is due for some upgrades including additions to the back porch area and a railing for the front entrance. In combination with the cost of agenda automation, which the presentation said “will reduce staff time in preparation of agendas, ensure timely access to agendas for press and public, and dramatically reduce [the] volume of paper produced for each meeting,” $15,000 will be transferred to cover the Office projects. “The costs associated with agenda automation will be the hardware/software that we decide to go with,” detailed Tynan. “Many municipalities are going with tablets such as iPads as the technology is reliable and the agenda works well on them. I anticipate the costs to be significantly less than what we have budgeted.” The Village is aiming to increase communication with residents, particularly to court public input around budget issues in terms of municipal

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Large infrastructure projects took their toll on the Village finances last year, but the real issue is long-term planning says the CAO. PHOTO COURTESY OF MIKE PEDERSEN

services. A new website will be developed this year, and Mayor Hamling would like to hold a public information session in the fall where the public can ask Department Managers questions. The two largest items on the Capital Budget are the proposed upgrade to the Arena building envelope, which it is estimated will cost over $400,000. Richard Cann, Parks and Rec. Manager, said the upgrade will address issues that have been ongoing for years. The money will be used to repair the ageing building, particularly issues with the roof such as leaks. The much-anticipated Kuskanax Creek Footbridge replacement will be the biggest change up at the Nakusp Hot Springs, with most of its costs being covered by the combination of a B.C. Provincial Community Recreation Grant and a CBT grant. Civil Engineering Technologist Simon Bamber is heading up the project. An operating deficit for 2011 of $225,000 is anticipated, due to large infrastructure projects that took place last year such as upgrades to the water treatment plant and the new sewage treatment facilities. Statutory reserves were also drained dry this year, contributing to the overall deficit. At this point, this means that there are no funds readily available in case of emergency or unexpected expense, which is a vulnerable place to be, said Tynan. However, council has chosen not to do a lot of borrowing over the last few years, which means that debt level isn’t high and Nakusp has a good credit rating, if the need to borrow should arise, she added. Looking at the relative debt load being carried by the Village, Nakusp is still slightly below the average in comparison to other B.C. villages, but the CAO emphasized the need for long term financial planning, something she is already working on. “The first steps are ensuring that council is very aware of the current situation, debt loads, reserves, et cetera ... and that projects have completed and started to operate so we better understand the annual operating impact of them,” she said. “The purpose of developing a long term financial plan is to be able to provide a road map to council and the public and to really look at costs that are likely to be incurred in the coming years like infrastructure maintenance and upkeep ... and to have a plan.”







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Go off the wall with PK Nakusp Fight back for bats under attack B.C. BATS MIGHT SOON BE FACING A FUNGUS DECIMATING POPULATIONS OUT EAST By Claire Paradis Arrow Lakes News

PK Nakusp will be having guest leader Tyson Cecka come in from Seattle, Washington to offer training for youth in the Basin area. PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHAEL GARVEY

Contributed by Michael Garvey

Want to get your heart racing and blood pumping while you’re learning some useful and cool skills? Tyson Cecka, from Seattle, Washington is coming to PK Nakusp to help continue the growth of PK Nakusp leaders in their quest for Parkour knowledge, enhancement of their leadership abilities and skill development. Cecka has put his skills to use to train our local youth leaders along with The Monkey Vault’s Dan

Iaboni from Toronto, PKBC’s Rene Scavington from Vancouver, and Calgary’s No Limits owner Kurtis Broeders. He has also used his skills and appeared in TV programs and commercials as a stuntman. On Sunday, PK Nakusp opens the doors for youth throughout the Basin to come experience Parkour training with Tyson, and a deal on a year’s membership in the club. If you’re looking for more info, call Michael Garvey at 250-265-1778.

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Water making its way down from the mountains has washed out another local trail. A portion of the Galena Trail, Rosebery Three Forks is currently closed near Capella Creek bridge until further notice. The trail is being closed not only to protect users from potential danger in the unstable area, but also so the extent of the damage to the trail can be determined, said Joe Chirico, General Manager of Community Services for the

RDCK in a press release. Chirico also cautions the public to be aware that slide areas can be dangerous as there may be an increased likelihood of additional slides or debris flows. A slide near the Ravine Trestle has also closed down the Nelson Salmo Great Northern Trail. “The closure is also required to prevent encounters with Grizzly bears,” said Chirico, “Black bear and grizzly bear activity is common in the spring and early summer. Always use caution when

travelling on the trail system.” Chirico recommends travelling in groups, making noise, paying attention to surroundings and respecting closures in order to avoid encounters with bears. “Please do not attempt to view or approach the bears,” reminded Chirico, because it can be hazardous to their health as well as your own. “Bears that learn to approach people, or are approached by people, may be destroyed as a result of an encounter that may become dangerous.”

ATV equipment stolen in Bayview Contributed by Cpl Ryan Fehler, Nakusp RCMP

Someone rolled away with a special set of tracks that weren’t theirs some time in the night on Saturday, May 5. A set of Prospector Pro S tracks for a Polaris side by side were stolen from a home on


Bayles Road in Bayview. The theft is still being investigated, but any leads would be helpful. “If you have information regarding the theft,” said Corporal Ryan Fehler, “please contact the Nakusp RCMP.”


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Little brown bats are under attack from a cold-loving fungus, but building bat houses can help PHOTO COURTESY OF JULIET CRAIG

It has now been confirmed that the fungus was brought over from Europe by cavers, said Lausen. It is believed that European bats suffered a “bottleneck” extinction event, thanks to the fungus, which destroyed most of the bats there a few thousand years ago. All bats in Europe are now classified as endangered and protected by law. Cavers are now well aware of the fungus and are “on board” with efforts to prevent its spread, said Lausen. Unfortunately, amateur spelunkers and geocachers aren’t as well educated yet, she added, which is why she is keen to get signs posted near old mine shafts and caves teaching people about WNS and asking them to think twice before entering delicate bat habitats. Lausen was recently awarded a grant from the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation to continue her research on bats throughout southern B.C. She has also received funding from the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Conservation Trust that made another year of her research possible. From Cranbrook to Vancouver Island Lausen and her team of volunteers will be monitoring bat populations, with many of the bat catchers right here in the Kootenays. One effort to slow the spread and the effect of WNS that people can get involved with is building houses for the small, furry flying mammals. Bat houses not only provide good habitat for the Chiropteran set, they also make it easy to monitor them for WNS. Not only that, but the people-made habitats encourage the insect-eaters to live nearby and eat up mosquitos and other pesky flyers that roam the air at night. Who wouldn’t want them as neighbours?


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White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) has come to North America, and has been killing bats in vast numbers ever since its arrival. The fungus first came to New York state, or at least was first noticed there in 2006. A caver, someone who explores or studies caves, discovered a group of hibernating bats (also known as a hibernaculum) near Albany, NY with something white on their muzzles. The explorer also noticed several dead bats lying on the floor of the cave. It was during the next winter that erratic bat behaviour and the white muzzles were noticed by local biologists, who put the two together. Since then, over a million bats have died from the disease, mainly in eastern North America. White-Nose Syndrome is caused by a fungus that grows on cold bodies, bat researcher Cori Lausen informed the Arrow Lakes News. The bats must come out of hibernation to groom and fight off the fungus, which in turn burns off their fat stores. Feeling the pinch, some bats not used to fly during the winter months will leave their hibernaculum searching for food, using up more precious energy. Death by starvation is what kills bats afflicted by WNS. Bat hibernacula are typically much larger in eastern Canada, which has lead to the rapid spread of WNS there. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service WNS webpage, 90 to 100 per cent of bats are dying in the eastern states, and now the worry is that the fungus will spread to the other side of the Great Divide and decimate western bat populations as well. One saving grace for western bats is that their hibernacula are generally smaller in size, said Lausen. The largest hibernaculum in western North America is a group of 3,000 bats in the Northwest Territories, she detailed, whereas the largest hibernaculum discovered in B.C. had only 40 individuals.

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B.C. apologizes for Japanese internment Birds of Nakusp plumbs the shoreline

North Vancouver-Lonsdale MLA Naomi Yamamoto chats with Toshio Suzuki at the B.C. legislature, after a unanimous vote to formally apologize to Japanese Canadians for their internment and loss of property during World War II. TOM FLETCHER/BLACK PRESS By Tom Fletcher

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Toshio Suzuki postponed a cancer treatment to be at the B.C. legislature Monday, to witness a formal apology for the province’s role in the internment of Japanese Canadians during World War II. Suzuki was seven years old in the spring of 1942 when he an his family were ordered off their 16-acre strawberry farm in Pitt Meadows and put on a train at Port Hammond. Along with his parents and two older siblings, he worked in the sugar beet fields of Manitoba until six years after the end of the conflict. “The timing is perfect today, because it is the 70th anniversary of the internment,” Suzuki said as he joined other former internees at a reception at the legislature Monday. “It’s also the 30th anniversary of when the constitution was repatriated back to Canada, which includes the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Those two, for me, kind of tie it all together.” As with the assets other JapaneseCanadians, the Suzuki family farm was sold off and the proceeds went towards the cost of internment camps in the Kootenays and elsewhere. Advanced Education Minister Naomi Yamamoto introduced a motion to apologize Monday, with unanimous support. Yamamoto told the legislature how her father was removed from high school in Vancouver and interned along with 21,000 Canadians of Japanese de-

scent, 14,000 of whom were born in Canada. Yamamoto said a B.C. government delegation went to Ottawa after Japan’s entry into the war, urging internment of Japanese-Canadian men of military age and seizure of their fishing boats. “The RCMP and senior officials within Canada’s military opposed these recommendations and argued that Japanese-Canadians did not pose a threat to national security,” Yamamoto said. “In spite of this, the B.C. delegation insisted upon the removal of all Japanese Canadians from the Pacific coast and threatened non-cooperation if the federal government did not heed their demands.” Men were separated from their families and put on work crews for farming or building roads and railways. Women, children and seniors were sent to camps in the B.C. Interior, including Greenwood, Sandon, New Denver and Slocan in the Kootenays. After the war ended, Japanese Canadians were offered a choice to settle east of the Rocky Mountains or be deported back to Japan. The right to live on the West Coast and vote in Canadian elections was restored to them in 1949. In 1988 the federal government made a formal apology and provided a $300 million compensation package, including $21,000 for each of the 13,000 survivors, $12 million for a Japanese community fund and $24 million to set up the Canadian Race Relations Foundation.

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A Marbled Godwit makes an unusual visit to our temporary wetlands for a little time on the beaches. PHOTO COURTESY OF GARY DAVIDSON

Gary Davidson Birds of Nakusp

Each year in the spring and again in the fall, hundreds of thousands of shorebirds pass through B.C. on migration. (The term shorebird, is used to describe a large group of species which includes the sandpipers, plovers and several other related families.) Typically, shorebirds feed along muddy shorelines, on beaches, or in wet fields. By far the most important feeding area in B.C. is the Fraser River delta. It is not unusual to see flocks of thousands in that area in early May. The interior of the province has no locations that attract such huge flocks, but there are a few locations that can boast some impressive numbers. Certainly the best spot in the southern interior is the mud flats at Salmon Arm. It is possible to spend a day there and see up to a thousand shorebirds of ten to fifteen different species. The Arrow Lakes Valley is normally quite poor for shorebirds and will never challenge Salmon Arm. The ever-changing water level on the lake is undoubtedly what makes this valley so unattractive. Such conditions make it impossible for shoreline and aquatic vegetation to establish. In most places the mud and sand usually associated with shallow edges have been washed away leaving nothing but

rocks and gravel. There are just a few places left that still offer a little suitable habitat: the flats at Burton, the bay adjacent to the wharf in Nakusp, and around the mouth of the Kuskanax, for example. Despite these patches of apparently suitable feeding habitat, I see very few shorebirds in the valley. But I got a very pleasant surprise last week as I was walking across the flats between the Nakusp beach and the mouth of the creek. First I saw two Semipalmated Plovers. At a glance, this bird looks similar to the more familiar Killdeer, but it is quite a bit smaller. Unlike the Killdeer, it will not remain to breed in the region. Also on the same little patch of mud there were seven Least Sandpipers and two Semipalmated Sandpipers. These small sandpipers, about the size of sparrows, run around on the shore picking up tiny morsels from the wet mud. None of these species occur regularly in the valley, and all are seen more often in the fall than the spring. Personally, I have seen each of these three species in spring no more than four times in the last 35 years. As interesting as these birds were, the star of the show that day was a Marbled Godwit. This is a much larger shorebird with a very long two-toned orange and black bill. They winter in the southern U.S. and breed in the prairies. A godwit anywhere in B.C. is a good sighting; I have never seen one in the Kootenays before. Just to round out a good day’s birding, I also saw a Caspian Tern along the lake’s edge. This large tern with a blood-red bill has only been reported on four previous occasions in our region. One unexpected bird is exciting, but to get five in the same stretch of shoreline on the same day is quite remarkable! That’s what keeps me coming back.

Nakusp Library Changing Hours Contributed by Sally-Bina Easily-Onto

We’ve listened. We’ve debated. We’ve decided. The new hours for the Nakusp Library begin May 22. It’s a pilot project and we invite your responses. Starting May 22, the library will be open from Tuesday through Friday from 12 to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. Why are we doing this? Making our hours more regular means they’ll be easier to remember. Being open more hours (we’re going from 24 to 30, 28 in winter) means we’re available more of the time you want to visit and borrow library materials. It makes us more accessible for the kids who want a comfortable place to

hang out after school: we have books, computers, good chairs, a free telephone, and friendly volunteers and staff. Can we afford to do this? We’ve had some financial challenges in the past year, and it’s meant taking a very close look at what we do. Earlier this year, library board members had to make a difficult choice about where to focus limited energy and financial resources, and they decided to prioritize library hours. Consequently, we’ve spent a lot of time talking about how to make the most of the staff time we have, and these new hours are the result of those conversations. One decision we made was to try out different summer and winter hours. So, from May through

October, while the Nakusp Farmers’ Market is on, the library will open at 10 a.m. on Saturdays. In the winter, when the market season is over or yet to begin, the library will open at noon on Saturdays. The rest of the hours will remain the same. Please tell us what you think of these new hours: we’re all ears! Library staff Sabina IseliOtto, Susan Rogers, Cindy Schroff, and Patty Riley want to know what you have to say. These new hours are a pilot project and we’re trying them out for a year. And if you’ve never been inside the Nakusp Library, we hope you’ll stop in soon: it’s one of the beautiful and welcoming community spaces in the village.

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Draining the lifeblood from aquatic invaders

Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 20 Nakusp

By Hans Dummerauf

Special to the Arrow Lakes News

Now that the invaders have been identified and better understood, is there reason to be concerned that the Arrow waters are being threatened and encroached upon from three sides? Apparently so, according to our power companies, forestry and government officials, CBT, non-profit organizations headed by B.C. and Central Kootenay’s Invasive Plant Committees (CKIPC), as well as local Stewardships and community interest groups from Golden, Lake Windermere, Slocan, and here at home. Efforts to promote the ‘Stop the Spread’ campaign are being aimed at the boating, floating and fishing public by way of raising awareness, which is being accomplished as you read this. With funding provided by our Regional Director Paul Peterson, ALESS has purchased signage to be posted at all boat launch sites along the Arrows encouraging boaters from other waters to “Clean, Dry, Drain” before launching into this lake. Ya ya, I know: more signs that nobody reads so why bother. Why even try to stop the spread in the first place? As Kevin O’Leary would say, the answer is money. It’s cheaper to stop the spread rather than having to cope with an infestation not readily eradicated, and besides, what kind of legacy would be left for future generations if left unchecked? According to Idaho’s Department of Agriculture Biologist Thomas Woolf, speaker at the CKIPC in Castlegar last month, the current annual state budget to stop the spread from entering his state is $9 million. However, he added, should the mussels get a hold, the economic impact would be ten fold. Some launch locations are well suited to aid boaters to clean, drain, dry. Boat wash stations can be easily provided thanks to close proximity of running water and a gravel drainage area. So far, the communities of New Denver, Silverton and Slocan have agreed to provide such stations leaving the Arrow sites to follow suite with Burton’s Historical Park launch possibly being the first contender. Ya ya, I know: who’s gonna come from Lake Somewhere to wash his boat clean, drain it and dry it before launching in Lake Elsewhere? Good point! That’s why the Invasive Species Council of BC is delivering a two year “take action” program designed to help stop the introduction and spread of invasive aquatic species into B.C.’s lakes and rivers. Sixteen liaison workers throughout B.C. will be on the job, toiling to change boater behaviour. Their duties include spending time with boater and anglers, and

May General Meeting Tuesday, May 22, 2012 7:00 PM in the Legion Lounge

VILLAGE OF NAKUSP NOTICE OF DISPOSITION OF MUNICIPAL LAND This is the first of many signs to be posted at Arrow Lakes boat launch creating awareness in Stop the Spread of Invasive Species. From left to right: Hans Dummerauf (ALESS), Wayne Cromwell (President Burton Hall Board), and Paul Peterson (RDCK Director), put up one sign. Similar signs to be posted Slocan and Golden areas. PHOTO COURTESY OF HANS DUMMERAUF

inspecting and cleaning boats and trailers before moving on to another body of water. What a terrific job, giving local mentors. One last note on those hip waders and Dydimo: Before leaving a body of water CHECK all gear, remove visible algae and dispose as trash away from water source. CLEAN all equipment with a two to five per cent bleach solution and allow equipment to stay in solution for three minutes minimum and 20 minutes for soft items. DRY outdoors for 48 hours (in sunshine if possible) and consider replacing felt-soled waders. To show the serious nature of the mussel spread in particular, Mr. Woolf further commented that Idaho inspectors now have the authority to order any contaminated boat be taken to the nearest decontamination station to be cleaned and held for 30 days. This 30 day drying period is crucial to eliminating the critters. Imagine having your boat taken from you for 30 days. Last December a North Dakota man was charged in Minnesota for transferring a zebra mussel-infested boat lift to a non-infested lake in Minnesota. The man allegedly qualified for prosecution under their new invasive species law. Yes, aquatic invaders are threatening the Arrow Lakes so pass on the words “help stop the spread,” so we and future generations may continue to enjoy our waters and keep ecosystems intact.

This is notice, pursuant to section 26 of the Community Charter, that Council of the Village of Nakusp intends to sell to Canyon Development Co. Ltd. a portion of a parcel owned by the Village, having a civic address of 1010 4th Street and legally described as: Parcel IdentiÀer: 012-953-199 Block A District Lot 397 Kootenay District. PID: 012-953-199 The portion of Block A to be sold is that part outlined in black on the subdivision plan shown below. In consideration, the Village of Nakusp would receive from Canyon Development a statutory right of way over land owned by Canyon Development, for the purpose of municipal utilities, including a relocated sewer line and new reclaimed water line. Linda Tynan, CAO, Village of Nakusp Location Map

It’s tick talk time again Contributed by Leslie Coates, IHA

Spring is here and many of us will be spending more time outdoors in tall grass and wooded areas which means an increased chance of getting tick bites. Ticks, small bugs that bite and feed on the blood of humans and animals, can sometimes transmit disease. But there are precautions people can take to prevent illnesses that may be transmitted from tick bites. “There are easy things you can do to protect yourself like covering up before you head outdoors and checking for ticks when returning from a walk, hike or bike ride,” said Dr. Karin Goodison, Public Health Physician with Interior Health. “Most tick bites do not result in illness; however, any

bite from a tick or other insect should be cleaned because infection can occur whenever there is a break in the skin.” While ticks are common in the Interior Health region, most are the Wood Tick (Dermacentor andersoni), species which does not carry the Lyme disease bacteria. Lyme disease-carrying ticks (I. pacificus) are more common in the coastal areas of B.C. The Wood Tick can carry other diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, although it is rare. In addition, ticks also have toxins that can cause temporary muscle weakness and paralysis if they are attached for several days, especially in children or seniors - but the symptoms fade once the tick is removed from the skin. The

signs of many tick-borne infections can be quite similar and include fever, headache, muscle pain and rash. “Lyme disease-carrying ticks are less common in the Interior of B.C. than on the coast; however, our residents do travel around the province, so it’s important they are aware of the signs of Lyme disease,” said Dr. Goodison. “Approximately 70 to 80 per cent of people newly infected with Lyme disease will develop small red bumps at the site of the tick bite within several days. The redness then spreads out into a circular rash eventually resembling a target or ‘bull’s-eye.’ Individuals who experience this rash should see their doctor as soon as possible.”

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Mother’s Day weekend in Nakusp looked like...

The “Three Amigos,” Hans Sparreboom, Don Mayes and Guy Duchaine, served up some delicious soup at the United Church on Saturday, May 12. CLAIRE PARADIS/ARROW LAKES NEWS

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The Nakusp Community Fun Run began their two kilometer walk on a warm-in-the-sun Mother’s Day morning.

The Sinclair family gave mom Anita a 5k run for Mother’s Day. CLAIRE PARADIS/ARROW LAKES NEWS

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White sturgeon still a wonder for all ages

WATER LINE FLUSHING May 22 - 25, 2012 Village crews will be carrying out water line Áushing during the week of May 22 - 25. During this period you may notice some discolouration and a slightly higher chlorine residual. If you experience these symptoms please run your faucets for a couple of minutes to clear the water. THANK YOU. It was a day at the beach for grade 8 students who took part in the annual sturgeon release. CLAIRE PARADIS/ARROW LAKES NEWS

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Angus Glass was worried. The big yellow school bus jammed full of Nakusp Secondary kids was ready to cart its child-contents over to Shelter Bay and spill them onto the handful of volunteers running the sturgeon release program, but the ferry wasn’t looking up to the challenge. Running the smaller Shelter Bay Ferry in place of the regular Galena Bay meant there just wasn’t enough space on board for a big bus. So, off flooded the kids from the bus and on to the ferry, filling up the spaces between vehicles and bewildering drivers. Glass, Communications Coordinator for the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, was just one of the many people involved in the sturgeon release, an annual program that sees over six thousand juvenile sturgeon get released into the Upper Arrow Lakes Reservoir on a single day. This year, volunteers from the Revelstoke Rod and Gun Club helped BC Hydro and FWCP’s efforts wrangling fish and kids as part of a public awareness campaign. The NSS students are bit older than average, which worried Glass too, who fretted that they may be a bit too old to be inspired with wonder and awe at the sight of a dinosaur-like

fish. The element of childlike wonder is what he and other conservationminded folks hope will stick with kids, in turn creating future conservation-minded adult members of society. Julia Flesaker’s grade eight students from NSS made up the first group, and two more classes were due to arrive from Revelstoke around noon. Just in advance of them, the fish trucks transporting the bony grey fish arrived at the Shelter Bay site. In order to get their aquatic cargo there on time, the drivers had been up and on the road in the wee hours that same day, Glass told the Arrow Lakes News. The sturgeon were fine in their aerated tanks for up to 12 hours, but much of that was taken up by five hours of transportation time. When the lid came off the truck’s tank, the kids crowded around, jostling for a spot to watch the bony grey sturgeon swimming about in their mobile home, looking awed and filled with wonder already. Due to low “natural recruitment” – survival between egg and juvenile stage in the natural environment – the sturgeon are released when they are ten months old and have a better chance of survival. Why natural recruitment in the fish is so low is still

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After a brief introduction, the students let their fish go. CLAIRE PARADIS/ARROW LAKES NEWS

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Feeling under the gun, Capricorn? Don’t be. Yes, they’re counting on you, but they know it’s going to take some time for you to make things happen.

Sunny skies motivate you to take a break and have some fun. Don’t forget about that furry friend who could use some exercise too, Aquarius.

Love surrounds you this week, making you feel like the world is your oyster. A blast from the past returns with a proposal larger than life. Go for it, Pisces.

Mysteries abound. Before you don that detective cap, consider if you really want to know. You can’t turn back once the cat is let out of the bag, Cancer.

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Don’t take anything for granted this week, Aries, especially people. Say thank you often and try not to ruffle any feathers. A special date draws near.

Gifts are meant to be used, Taurus. Don’t stash something away just because it’s too pretty or odd. Show your appreciation with implementation.

Some risks are worth taking. Cast aside your reservations and give it a go, Gemini. Double up your efforts at work. Someone is watching and waiting.

Adjustments must be made with an addition, but much good will come of it. A crazy outing inspires many more challenging adventures. Enjoy, September 23– Libra.

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Fear will control you if you let it, Leo. Face up to the situation and the strength to move forward will come. A little miracle gets the rumors flying at work.

Lulls in conversation put everyone on edge. Find a way to break the tension, Virgo, and turn the focus where it should be. An heirloom returns.

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Now matter how you spin it, Scorpio, a friend did the unthinkable. Give them some space to sort things out before you start asking questions.

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Nakusp Farmer’s Market is starting May 19th. Market will be held at the usual spot on 5th Ave. Between The Credit Union and What’s Brewing from 9am - 1pm, Every Saturday until the Long Weekend in October. Come and Enjoy a Cornucopia of Wares From Garden Seedlings, Produce, Crafts & Eclectic Items. For More Info. & to Book a Table, Call Ian @ 250-265-3242 or Colette @ 250-269-7326. NSS - 40yr. REUNION! August 3-5. Please ConďŹ rm by June 1st to Donna Rebman 250-265-3569 or Kathy Bone 250-265-3573 Open Invitation From the Family of Ina Spurn. Please Join us on May 20th, 2012 from 1-4pm at the Nakusp Seniors Hall to Celebrate the Life and Times of Ina Spurn. Ina Knew That the Best Gifts in Life Are the Moments We Share With Family and Friends. Come Share This Gift With us. Reiki Level 1 - At Labyrinth Gardens, Naksup. With Reiki Master Fran Ure. May 19th & 20th, 2012. Call to Register: 250-265-4123

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PROFESSIONAL JOB Opportunities. Troyer Ventures Ltd. is a privately owned, uid transport company servicing Northern BC and Alberta. We are an equal opportunity employer now accepting applications at various branches for: Mechanics (Commercial Transport or equivalent). Wage Range: $25-$40/hour. Minimum experience required: second year apprenticeship or equivalent. Professional Drivers (Class 1, 3). Wage Range: $25-$35/hour. Minimum experience required: six months professional driving. Field Supervisors. Annual Salary Range: $90-$110,000 (based on qualiďŹ cations). Minimum experience required: previous supervisory experience. Successful candidates will be self-motivated and eager to learn. Experience is preferred, but training is available. Valid safety tickets, clean drug test, and drivers abstract are required. We encourage candidates of aboriginal ancestry, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities to apply. For more information and to apply for these opportunities, visit our employment webpage at:

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

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This Week in History This Week in History features a selection of stories from the Arrow Lakes News archives

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DROP-IN COMMUNITY SOCCER now on Tuesdays at the Helen Zeleznik field by the Arena from 6:30-8:30 p.m.


May 19, 1982 Trout Lake raging over TV controversy

Air service in Nakusp during the 50s and 60s was provided by Dave Duncan, an air force pilot, who next to this job, loved music and in particular playing his trombone. A conscientious flyer, he made what started out as a shoestring operation, flourish by providing Celgar with a safe and dependable service covering their needs. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ARROW LAKES HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND CRESCENT BAY CONSTRUCTION

May 15, 1942 - Nakusp lads sell lemonade for Red Cross funds Five patriotic boys, some of whom saved their pennies instead of using them for candy and gave them as a donation to the local Red Cross, decided to put up a lemonade stand at the monument last Saturday. You could hear their cry of “ice cold lemonade” all over town. Business houses were served in their offices and it proved a very successful event. In the

evening, the boys proudly presented the president of the local branch with the following statement and net proceeds: total sales: $3.51, with lemons and sugar costing $0.61 the net donation was $2.90. According to this, they must have sold 70 glasses of lemonade. We take our hats off to these boys: Roy Olson, Charlie Cartie, Arthur Cartie, Douglas Hakeman and Billy Barrow.

May 17, 1962 New Provincial Park The aquisition of a new provincial park which will add

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Misc. for Sale 24th ANNUAL ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SALE sponsored by the Vernon Collectors Club at Vernon Curling Rink on Fri. May 25th from 3pm-8pm & Sat. May 26th from 10am-4pm. Approx. 125 tables.$3 admission is good for both days. DON’T FORGET YOUR FIRE STARTERS @ THE ARROW LAKES NEWS! $1 PER BUNDLE!

May 16, 2002 Byline Burpy It is official. The Galena Bay ferry will be running on a schedule which nobody will ever be able to figure out. It will begin at 6 a.m. from Shelter Bay with the next ferry being 7:05, then 8:10, then 9:15, 10:20 etc. It will shut down from 2:30 - 3:30. The next ferry from Shelter Bay will be 4:35 and every hour and five minutes until 11 p.m. What a major screw-up that will be!

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THURSDAY, MAY 17 - MONDAY, MAY 21 NEW DENVER MAY DAYS With this year’s parade theme being “Mardi Gras,” May Days are sure to be filled with feathers and fun. The band Wheelhouse will be taking the stage for the Saturday night adult dance, and the pig roast is back.

SATURDAY, MAY 19 NAKUSP AND DISTRICT MUSEUM OPEN That’s right. Come check out the legendary pig and learn about local history. Rodney will also be on hand for the opening for an antique motor and water demo.

NEW DENVER QUILT GUILD TEA Get your fill of tea, scones and jam and quilts at the Knox Hall; 1 to 4 p.m. KASLO MAY DAYS Enjoy May’s sunny weather on Kaslo’s main drag. The 15th annual Show’n’Shine will be taking place on Kaslo Front Street;10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 19 TO MONDAY, MAY 21 SPRING ART SHOW Come have a cup of coffee or tea between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., relax (yes, chairs available), and enjoy fantastic art works by three fantastic local artists: Audrey Jansen, Boukje Elzinga, Betty L. Fahlman.

NAKUSP GRAD TALENT SHOW Check out the talent and support the

SATURDAY, MAY 26 ARTIST BOOKMAKING WORKSHOP IN NAKUSP Do you need some inspiration? Want to learn something new? Join Salmo, B.C. artists Jenn Hamm and Nyla Raney as they show you basic bookbinding techniques in a fun and creative environment. The workshop will be presented in The Museum of Ephemera (312 - 3rd Avenue NW) from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

LEGION DINNER FOR VETERANS AND LADIES’ AUXILIARY Come join us to honour our fine veterans and ladies. Tickets available at the legion.

NEW DENVER GARDEN FESTIVAL Do you love gardens and gardening? Then check out this unique garden festival; all profits going to the SLUGS. RANDY FROM CRESTON brings his redneck tales of love, life and near death experiences (as performed by Lucas Myers) to the Silverton Art Gallery.

FRIDAY, JUNE 22 EVENING BAT PRESENTATION IN FAUQUIER The Land Conservancy of BC and the Kootenay Community Bat Project will be returning to the Fauquier Community Hall for an evening presentation on bats. Mark your calendars for an educational evening adventure from 8-10 p.m.

FRIDAY, JUNE 22 - SUNDAY, JUNE 24 BURTON BEACH DAZE Just like the slogan says: You can’t beat fun for a good time. Events start on Friday with a horseshoe tourney and it goes on all weekend with bingo and beer, a parade and more.



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In the quiet little community of Trout Lake there is a controversy raging over television. Community members have been working through elected politicians to attempt to get some sort of television service into the community. The Ministry of Highways crews have taken exception to the community efforts because they feel the community efforts were thwarting their own efforts to get a TV dish for the camp. Last week the highways crew installed a television dish at the camp and the rest of the community is still without television.

rock and roll, Nakusp Secondary students are giving their renditions of works by famous artists such as Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline and Lucille Ball, among others at the Bonnington 7 p.m.


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White sturgeon still a wonder for all ages Con’t from page 7 unknown to biologists, Glass said, who pointed to many factors like temperature, turbidity and predation that can affect survival rates. Construction of hydroelectric dams has been seen as one of the factors that has led to the fish’s decline, and this program is one of BC Hydro’s efforts to mitigate the

effects of dams. Currently, it is estimated that there around 50 white sturgeon in Upper Arrow Lakes Reservoir, and 1,100 wild fish in the Canadian waters south of Castlegar. These sturgeon can live for more than 100 years, reaching reproductive maturity at 20, give or Some students loved their fish so much they kissed them before letting them go into the Upper Arrow Lake Reservoir. CLAIRE PARADIS/ARROW LAKES NEWS

Canadians are living longer and costs for the Old Age Security (OAS) are rising. On April 1, 2023 the Government of Canada plans to start raising the age of eligibility for OAS and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) from 65 to 67.*

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The number of working-age Canadians for every senior is decreasing** 6 5

The number of working-age Canadians per senior is decreasing, placing additional pressure on the OAS program.

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take five years. Because of their mature breeding age, it’s hard to tell at this point what impact the release program is having, as it’s only in its eleventh year. With red plastic buckets of sturgeon in hand, students and volunteers headed down to the shore ready to move these fish into their new Upper Arrow Lake home. Each fish was outfitted with a small PIT (Passive Integrated Transponder) tag about the size of a grain of rice. Picking a fish, each student held it up to a scanner, which was a lot like a price check scanner you’d find in your local supermarket, that read the number before they place their fish gently into the shallow water. The releaser then got a card with their fish’s tag number on it, making it their own special fish being released out into the lake. Angus Glass really needn’t have worried about the kids having reached the old and jaded age of thirteen and being underwhelmed by prehistoric-looking fish. They loved it. In fact, some students loved it so much they kissed their fish before releasing them into the lake. “They’re really bony,” said one girl, obviously intrigued and not grossed out by the experience. “It feels like you’re holding on to a spine.” After a longer than normal wait for the Shelter Bay Ferry, the little ferry that could, the Grade Eights once again meandered through the ferry traffic, up the slope to the other side and back into their big old bus. Exhausted from fish magic and sun, I bet there was more than one that dozed a little on the ride back into town.

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May 16, 2012 edition of the Arrow Lakes News