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Friday, May 18 • 2012

Vol. 4 • Issue 92

Artist adds colour to Civic Theatre save See Page 2 280 Baker Street Nelson BC (250)



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Municipal Government

Mayors’ meeting gets down to ‘meat and potatoes’ MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

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The inequity of the allocation of tax revenue is one of the key areas of discussions this week as 86 mayors gather in Penticton for the inaugural BC Mayors Caucus. A New Deal for BC Communities is one of three topics on the agenda this week and it’s one Nelson Mayor John Dooley said he has a fair bit of experience with. “At the Federation of Canadian MunicipaliMayor John Dooley and ties we’ve been talking other city leaders have about the inequity of been meeting in Pentic- the allocation of tax revenue back to muton this week. nicipalities and communities for many years,” he said as he made his way to Penticton on Wednesday. “About eight cents of every dollar that is collected in taxation is actually returned to the Story continues to ‘Part’ on Page 4

Bombers Rugby Kootenay Champs The L.V. Rogers senior boys rugby team took home the regional championship on Wednesday afternoon at Lakeside pitch after defeating the Kimberley senior boys team 56-10. See story on Page 16. Megan Cole photo

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News Effort to Save the Civic Theatre

Adding colour to the cause BOB HALL


Nelson Star Editor

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As the Nelson Civic Theatre Society works towards putting its proposal together by the May 31 deadline, one of the more passionate local film advocates continues to bring a touch of flair to the effort. For the last month, local artist Josh Wapp has been helping gather input from the public through the society’s survey. At 6'5" and wearing a bright red theatre usher uniform, it’s hard to miss him “I thought this might get some attention,” Wapp says with a smile. “The response [to the survey] has been overwhelming.” Last week Wapp took his passion for the cause a step further when he designed a poster for the society in an effort to garner even more attention. The colourful cartoonlike poster depicts a crowd of theatregoers in front of the Civic. He has three different versions, each carrying a different message on the marquee: “The Main Event Space for Youth in Nelson,” “Movie Lovers Meet Here,” and “A Classic Night Out for Everyone.” “I’m really impressed with the group that has been forming. I just want to do my part,” Wapp says. “There is a lot of expertise and experience [on the society board], it has a lot of momentum

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Wearing his old fashioned theatre usher uniform, Nelson’s Josh Wapp has been putting up his specially Bob Hall photo designed posters around the community in the last few days.

and a lot of different talents. There are people who have business sense, not just an artist and dreamer like me.” Wapp, 42, grew up in Nelson and graduated from L.V. Rogers. A community advocate and frequent letter to the editor contributor, Wapp helped spur action with a letter to the Star back in March when the proposal for a squash court/climbing wall for the Civic hit the front page. “Growing up here I knew what it was like to be a teenager… This was really all we had. There wasn’t even a

youth centre,” says Wapp. “I am a movie lover and used to go to the movies here [as an adult]. I was heartbroken when I heard maybe it wouldn’t be a theatre again.” Wapp’s poster looks handdrawn, but was actually created on a computer tablet. Though he has held down a variety of jobs — from cab driver in Vancouver to room service waiter at Victoria’s Empress Hotel to construction in Nelson — art is his passion. He has designed posters, created logos and his illustrations have been featured in

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several publications, most recently Canadian Biker magazine. His work can be seen at For now, Wapp is throwing much of his energy into pounding the streets for support in his standout costume from an classic cinema age. “I wondered if it was just me that wanted the theatre… it turns out that’s not true,” he says. “There are a lot of people who are interested in this cause.” For more information on the society and to fill out an online survey, head to Reduced by $50,000

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The first ever Indulge Nelson — sponsored by the Nelson Star and {vurb} — was a great success for diners, local restaurants and the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy for which funds were raised during the weeklong event. Earlier this week some of the participants dropped by the Star office with their envelopes of cash that will be donated to the Alliance. Participating restaurants included (L-R) Rob Little (Louie’s Steakhouse and Lounge and Uptown Tavern), Barry Warren (Ric’s Lounge and Grill), Tanya Finley (Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill), Trevor Ditzel (Relish), Megan Cole ({vurb} editor), June McEwen (Bibo), Anne Kwan (King’s) and Joan Exley (CBAL).

We are well into our second month as the new owners of Kootenay Lake Medical Clinic. Here are some things we have learned and would like to share. Peggy Aitken & Paul Lamoureux

s The clinic staff and doctors are an incredibly dedicated and hardworking team, and we feel very lucky to have them. s The community and the patients are very appreciative of the clinic and have been wonderfully supportive through the transition of new ownership.

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The Weather Report

The return of ‘typical’ May heat MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

Weather records were broken this week as the Nelson area experienced warmer than usual temperatures for May. “We did set a record here in Castlegar on Monday we hit 30.7 degrees,” said forecaster Ron Lakeman with the Southeast Fire Centre. “The auto station in Nelson hasn’t been recording temperatures as high and that’s largely because the station is located down by the lake.” Lakeman said that while temperatures in the 30s aren’t typical for this time of year, there is often a patch of

warm, dry weather in May. “It is a strange fact, but the warmth that we saw in the last few days typically does occur some time in May so even though we talk about things being unseasonably warm, it does tend to happen sometime in May that we do get a stretch of hot dry weather,” he said. “It didn’t happen last year so it is kind of a welcome return to many residents.” Things began to cool off on Wednesday with temperatures reaching the mid-20s, and Lakeman expects similar temperatures for the long weekend with the potential for rain on Monday. “Monday there is a possibility for a system coming in,” he said. “There may

be some rain coming Monday, likely in the afternoon.” The Queen City has been without precipitation for close to two weeks, following a wetter than normal April. “We’ve now gone about 12 days without rain,” said Lakeman. “If we look at how things transpired through the early part of the spring where it rained every third day, we have had a stretch of dry weather of late and it’s definitely been on the warmer than normal side.” For the summer, Lakeman said there is some indication July and August will be hot and dry, but June is still “up in the air.” “June is typically more unsettled compared to May,” he said.

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News City Inks Deal to Improve Service

Taking transit regional MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

Nelson city council took some of the final steps towards the West Kootenay/Boundary regional transit system at last week’s council meeting. The city agreed to a BC Transit memorandum of understanding, which includes participation in the regional transit committee, a single schedule system, and a regional fare structure. “It absolutely is a big step for Nelson, but it’s a terrific opportunity for us to get some consolidation of the transit system throughout the West Kootenay/ Boundary area,” said Mayor John Dooley. The regional system will unite service between Nelson, Balfour, Trail, Castlegar, Kaslo, Nakusp, the Slocan Valley and Kootenay Lake West. “I think the plan that they are putting forward is extremely positive and would enhance the experience for riders and make it a much more cohesive unit,” said Dooley. Riders will notice changes particularly around fees and schedules where they will be

able to purchase a transit pass in Nelson that will get them all the way to Trail through Castlegar for one fee. “It will mean that buses that used to come into Nelson, for example, and would be parked for the remainder of the day will now do additional runs in Nelson,” said Dooley.

“It’s absolutely a big step for Nelson, but it’s a terrific opportunity for us to get some consolidation of the transit system throughout the West Kootenay/Boundary area.” “The bus coming in to Nelson from the North Shore will go around to the hospital, which doesn’t currently happen. We’ll also be able to utilize the smaller buses on the low ridership hours instead of using the large buses, which are more expensive to operate and are just more cumbersome to get around the city.”

The City of Nelson has been reviewing its local transit service since the summer of last year, which involved route changes and the elimination of Sunday service. “It’s going to help address some of the concerns that have been brought up around transit, but you have to remember when you work in isolation as we’ve all been doing you tend to purchase and select buses for your peak periods,” said Dooley. In Nelson, the peak periods are typically in the mornings as people are headed off to work and school and in the afternoons when they are returning home. “We needed the larger buses to carry that load, but if you’re taking the bus at 1 p.m. the maximum passenger load can be five to 15 people. It doesn’t make sense to be continuously using those large buses so now that bus can be used for example to carry students to Selkirk College in Castlegar.” Councillor Donna Macdonald was appointed to represent the City of Nelson on the West Kootenay regional transit committee which will meet four times a year.

Economy also part of the discussion mix Continued from Page 1 municipalities and in actual fact we’re responsible for the largest portion of, for example, infrastructure to deliver clean drinking water, roads, sewers, sidewalks and transit to our residents. “Unless all levels of government are willing to sit down and take a look at the allocation of that taxation, it’s going to be a real struggle for most communities to get on top of the infrastructure deficits that they are facing.” Dooley said this will be an area he hopes the Caucus

stays focused on throughout the events because he feels a firm commitment is needed from the provincial and federal governments to help municipalities address some of the other challenges they face with limited funds. Because this is the first year for the BC Mayors’ Caucus, Dooley said earlier this week he’s going into it with an open mind. “I think the genesis for it was that the Union of BC Municipalities has been the forum in the past to have conversations around municipal affairs

around the province,” he said. “I think many of the mayors in BC felt that that forum was so large that in some cases they weren’t getting to the meat and potatoes of the challenges the communities face on a regular basis.” It is Dooley’s hope that the BC Mayors’ Caucus will enhance the work of the UBCM rather than fragment or dilute the value of the organization. Other agenda topics include building BC’s economy and moving forward. The Caucus wraps up today.

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The Stories Behind Our Streets

Mapping out Nelson’s streets We live on them, use them as routes to our destinations and walk them every day. They are Nelson’s streets. Like most small communities, the names of Nelson’s streets are really markers of our history. Names like Ward, Foster and Elwyn are easy ways to describe where we live or how to get there, but they are so much more. As part of our year-long series of Pioneer Profiles, the Star

has decided to break up the fantastic tales being told by reporter Greg Nesteroff with some smaller tales on the stories behind the city’s street names. These pieces are written by local historian Shawn Lamb and originally appeared in the Nelson Daily News. We hope you enjoy finding out more about our history that stands on almost every corner...

BAKER STREET: The City’s Most Beloved Street a Pawn in a Political Game


aker Street was one of Nelson’s first streets, and as it is known to everyone, is a good place to start this street stories feature. Named for Colonel James Baker, pioneer and founder of Cranbrook, Baker Street first appears on G.M. Sproat’s 1888 survey of Nelson. Sproat, a government official, knew his new town needed political support to succeed, and as Baker was MLA for Kootenay from 1886-90 (and for East Kootenay from 1894-1900) naming a street for him couldn’t hurt the cause. A colourful character and a “man of splendid physique and fine pres-

ence,” James Baker was an Englishman whose family had tea and sugar estates in Ceylon and the Caribbean.

He served in the British Army and Navy before coming to BC in 1885 and purchasing the present Cranbrook. He proceeded to fence his entire holdings and ran into Isadore, the Ktunaxa chief, who refused to move. This incident led to the arrival of Sam Steele and the North West Mounted Police to establish peace. Baker’s most lasting achievement was the development of the Crows Nest Pass Railway Company, which controlled the rich coal lands of East Kootenay, still a source of wealth today.

McQUARRIE AVENUE: A Mayor Who Cared During a Time of Challenge


his story covers one of Nelson’s handful of “mayor” streets, McQuarrie Avenue in Rose-

mont. Mungo Robert McQuarrie, active in real estate, finance and insurance, was Nelson’s mayor in 1918. Born in Burlington, Ontario in 1868, he came west in 1889, followed the mining boom to Rossland in 1896, and settled in Nelson in 1903. An active community volunteer in the Board of Trade, hospital board, Rod and Gun Club, Kootenay Mountaineering Club, and the Nelson

Agricultural Association, McQuarrie is especially remembered for his war work and aid to returned soldiers and

for his leadership during the influenza epidemic to which he himself fell victim on November 21, 1918. His wife, Clara Pillet, survived him and his daughter, teacher/ writer Clare McAllister lived to a ripe old age. But his son, Capt. Donald McQuarrie of the 54th Kootenay Battalion, was killed in action September 30, 1918. Less than six weeks later the fragile and determined mayor mounted an outdoor platform to speak positively at the Armistice celebrations, one of his last public appearances in Nelson.

BEALBY ROAD: Agricultural Pursuits Bring Englishman to the Kootenay


his story is about John Thomas Bealby, for whom Fairview’s Bealby Road is named. Born in Lincolnshire, England in 1861 and educated at Cambridge, he became an editor of encyclopedia articles for a British firm, married, and started a family. In the early years of the 20th century, many Englishmen emigrated to Canada to take up ranching; reasonably priced land was available and agricultural markets were growing apace. Bealby diligently studied (including subscribing to the Daily News and other newspapers) and in 1907

decided that “for my own part, the district which would suit me best was ‘the vicinity’ of Nelson.”

He successfully grew fruit and produce first at Bonnington Falls and later at Bealby Point, his home until retirement to Vancouver in 1940. The 1909 publication of his classic Fruit Ranching in British Columbia described his own experience and researches for prospective emigrants and the interested public. Alongside his agricultural pursuits, Bealby maintained a fine library and continued to contribute letters and articles to various publications until his death in 1944. Descendants of J.T. Bealby live in the “vicinity of Nelson” to this day.

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Protesters pick the wrong day

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Before dams allowed for control of Kootenay River flows, spring high water was sometimes a very dramatic time of year. This J.H. Allen photo of Lakeside Park in 1933 is a great visual representation of just how powerful the forces of Mother Nature could be.


he Canada Day celebration in Nelson is more than a month away, but a press release that arrived at the Star office Thursday morning has started us thinking about our nation’s birthday. July 1 in Nelson is an irresistible slice of Canadiana. It’s a time when our community comes together in celebration. Folks of all ages head down to Lakeside Park for a daylong party that’s an iconic piece of small town Canadian life. The email we received Thursday didn’t conjure up those cockle warming scenes of community celebration. There’s a group in Nelson that has been publicly rallying against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the federal Conservatives for a few months. They have gathered in front of City Hall to decry all the issues they have with the current government. The latest press release is letting media know that the group is joining others across Canada in “National Stop Harper Day.” “Instead of celebrating Canada Day 2012, Nelsonites take to the streets in an old-time funeral procession for our beloved democracy, from City Hall to the iconic Nelson bridge,” states the press release prepared by the local leader of this group who calls himself Garrett D. Hippy. We completely respect the right of Garrett and his supporters to shout from the highest mountain their distaste for the way Prime Minister Harper is running the country. It’s part of what makes this country great. Peaceful protest is something all Canadians should feel comfortable taking part in. But on Canada Day? A funeral procession and bullhorns rambling through the streets on a day of community celebration is not going to accomplish much. Other than preaching to the converted, choosing this day to protest will not win over any new recruits. Our guess is even those with anti-Tory tendencies would rather soak in a positive celebration. Angst is not on the menu on July 1. E-MAIL LETTERS TO: 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. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

MLA Column – Michelle Mungall

Jumbo mistake gets bigger


or 20 years the vast majority of Kootenay residents have been clear about a resort proposed right in the middle of the region. We want a Jumbo wild and not a year-round ski resort. The Ktunaxa want their sacred places honoured, not destroyed. Since we live in a majority-rule democracy, you would think that the government would then recognize the need to back away from the proposed resort. However, if you thought that, you’d be wrong. On March 22, the Liberals announced their approval of the Jumbo Glacier Resort master development agreement. In doing so, they ignored local First Nations, local governments, groups representing environmental and business interests, thousands of letters, thousands of submissions to the environmental assessment process, countless petitions, numerous rallies, hundreds of phone

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calls, and dozens of polls. Since that day, Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald and I have been working with our constituents as we refuse to be ignored. We met with staff for the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations to find out more about the agreement with for Jumbo Glacier Resort and where the land was headed. There, we learned that land-use decisions would be up to local government, and on that day the decision-makers would have been the elected members of the Regional District of East Kootenay. However, the proponents preferred Jumbo Glacier Resort to become a resort municipality even though no one was living there. Mighty good option for them considering the Liberals would appoint a mayor and council who would govern no one and be accountable to no one as they made land use decisions impacting an Bob Hall Editor

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entire region. Norm and I wanted to learn more about the latter possibility. I asked for a meeting with the ministry responsible: Community, Sport and Cultural Development. They ignored my request for weeks. Next thing we knew, tucked away in a miscellaneous bill, Bill 41, was the legislative change allowing the government to create a resort municipality and appoint the council without a single resident. The appointed council of the ghost-town resort municipality can sit on the regional district. It can borrow from the Municipal Finance Authority, using local government money to finance its development. If it goes bankrupt, BC local governments pick up the tab. This is a major legislative change, but because the Liberals want to spin it otherwise, they say they didn’t need to consult the Union of BC Municipalities. That explains why the

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president had yet to be briefed about it when I called the office May 3. In fact, the Liberals didn’t consult anyone on this change. Norm and I spoke against this legislation, noting that it is undemocratic and a sneaky way to force Jumbo Glacier Resort down the throats of Kootenay residents. To watch the entire debate, go to All NDP members proudly voted against this section of Bill 41. During the debates, I asked the minister if this legislation — allowing government to create ghost-towns governed by their appointees — “is about creating a resort municipality for Jumbo Glacier Resort.” Interestingly, she didn’t say no. Michelle Mungall is the MLA for Nelson-Creston and the official opposition critic for advanced education, youth and labour market development

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Council unnecessary In a previous letter I wrote that if we didn’t vote for city council, the city’s services would continue to function. Someone told me that they agreed with what I wrote, but they thought that an elected body of citizens was still required to make decisions for the people of the city. I agreed with that statement in theory. However, in practice, it has taken city council ten years to approve a skate park and then only if the province would grant the city $400,000. The city has been awarded the grant but another $200,000 still has to be raised in order to create the skate park. The city council has still not been able to make a decision on the difficult, important, and baffling problem of dogs on Baker Street. The council has been unable

to make a definitive decision about the city’s one and only movie theatre. The council has been baffled by the problem of meeting places and benches on Baker Street. When council did make a decision to eliminate bus routes and certain bus stops, it did so without adequate consultation with the citizens it is supposed to be representing. The council said it was due to budgetary problems. That suggests council cannot control its own financial affairs and the budget that it, itself approved. So, yes, it would be nice if an elected body of the local citizenry would make decisions for the betterment of all of us. But, as I said, it’s a good idea in theory. Bob Abrahams Nelson

SLUGS. To those who leave their garbage alongside locked dumpsters. Why is it OK to make your garbage my responsibility? HUGS. To the amazing LVR wood shop teacher and student(s) that volunteered their time so generously to help keep an elementary school project “growing.â€? Thank you from the students, parents and staff at South Nelson Elementary. SLUGS. To the person who took our aluminum freight carrier, tools, parts from the snowcat used by the non-proďŹ t Koots Cat Club. Could you return them please. SLUGS. Big slugs to the people in the navy car who think it is ďŹ ne to leave a little dog in a locked car on a very warm sunny day at Lakeside. Sure the window was opened a crack but I challenge you to sit there for more than 10 minutes in the same condition and see how comfortable you are. Sad. :( SLUGS. To the Blewett resident who wrote that the RDCK was “trying to sneak zoning into Blewett in such a backdoor sneaky way.â€? The meeting was to inform residents about planning, as you were told by RDCK staff at that meeting. It had nothing to do with zoning, yet you vehemently persist. Please learn to listen. And please lighten up! HUGS. Thank you to the mystery man who bought my friend and I lunch at Full Circle last week. Wished we could have thanked you in person. Your generosity brightened our day! SLUGS. To people who don’t obey the walk lights on Baker Street (especially by the Co-op). You are setting a bad example. Are you really in such a hurry

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that you can’t wait an extra minute? HUGS. To the people who set out walking poles for people to borrow while they are hiking up Pulpit. HUGS. Much appreciation to all the artists, farmers, local businesses, cake bakers, cheese makers, intrepid volunteers and generous donors who believe in barrier-free access to food. Thanks for helping shed light on hunger in our community. HUGS. 80 birthday hugs to Mary Miller, mother of nine, grandma of 16, great grandma of seven... a friend of many! Your heart is so big it will ďŹ t many more! Huge Hugs back to you from all of us. Happy 80th birthday! SLUGS. To the mother who brags too much about their kids’ achievements. Your excitement is justiďŹ ed, but going overboard is not attractive. Just be more diplomatic please! HUGS. To Lua in the oral department at Safeway for her outstanding customer service and for helping my daughter this weekend. SLUGS. To people who back out of their driveways onto the road without checking. Be careful! You almost smacked my new car! And worse you started swearing and yelling (through glass thank god) at me cause I shook my head. If you don’t know the rules, step outta the car... its dangerous! - grrrrrrrr SLUGS. To golfers who chuck their butts all over the course. You wonder why smokers rights’ keep getting taken away? They should lock you all in a small room where the oor is littered with dirty disregards up to your waist. It’s gross. Stop doing it!

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Why do I need two hearing aids? If hearing loss is present in both ears, then binaural (two) hearing aids should be prescribed by your Audiologist in order to optimize your hearing and improve your overall communication ability. The following article highlights some of the benefits inherent in being fit with two hearing aids rather than just one. Monaural vs. binaural It would be surprising to find a person today wearing a monocle (an eyeglass for one eye). Monocles have not been routinely prescribed for nearly a century because past and present research has shown clear benefits to balanced ‘binocular’ vision. Not unlike vision, hearing in the ‘binaural’ (two ears) condition results in a significant improvement over one-ear or ‘monaural’ hearing aid fittings. Research and clinical practice supports the fact that equal and balanced binaural hearing is essential for improved communication and increased quality of life. Improved localization Binaural hearing is crucial for localizing sound in your auditory environment. That is, in order to determine where a sound is coming from, we need balanced hearing from both ears. Most mammals including human beings have evolved to use auditory information from both ears to avoid danger, hunt for food, and to find suitable mates. For example, when crossing a busy street our ability to hear binaurally tells us from which direction cars are approaching. Slight time differences between the ears from sound coming from approaching cars allows our brains to determine the exact location of each car, which allows us to avoid potentially deadly situations. With both ears equally balanced we have the natural ability to locate sounds 360 degrees in every direction, both horizontally and vertically. When a single hearing aid is fit on a person who has hearing loss in both ears, the ability to localize sound is significantly diminished. Improved hearing in background noise The brain is capable of naturally filtering out some of the background noise common in everyday listening environments. This filtering effect is also known as the ‘squelch effect’. This natural effect is only possible with equal balanced hearing from both ears. When a single hearing aid is fit on a person with hearing loss in both ears then hearing in noisy places can actually be made worse, regardless of the style or level of technology in the hearing aid. Improved ‘Stereo’ sound quality We are capable of having depth perception with our hearing in similar ways to vision. Hearing equally in both ears allows for stereophonic hearing which in turn allows our brains to naturally layer sound in our auditory environment. Our brains are meant to hear sound in the ‘stereo’ condition and it is a more rich listening experience than in the monaural condition. ‘Mono’ sound quality is more flat, two dimensional, shallow, and unnatural. The stereo condition allows for a richer deeper and more layered sound experience and can also improve clarity of speech significantly. For this reason, binaural hearing aid wearers are more satisfied and have greater speech understanding. Improved hearing with less volume People who have hearing loss in both ears but wear only one will require more volume from the single hearing aid than if they were to wear hearing aids in both ears. However, turning

up the volume will not always increase the clarity, and typically can increase the level of distracting background noise. Greater concentration will be required to focus on the speech that is heard, which can be a stressful and energy draining activity. However, less volume is required overall when wearing two hearing aids and therefore background noise is less distracting. Keeping both ears active Untreated hearing loss can lead to greater declines in the ability to process speech effectively. When a person with hearing loss in both ears wears a hearing aid in only one ear, the ear without the hearing aid may gradually lose its’ ability to understand speech effectively which can have an overall negative effect on quality of life. Further, research has shown that a treated hearing loss can stabilize for longer periods of time as opposed to an untreated hearing loss. . Auditory intelligence The two hemispheres of the brain work in harmony to allow for a mental auditory ‘image’. If the two halves aren’t sharing their signals such as the case with a single hearing aid wearer, then this image is distorted and the auditory ‘intelligence’ may be reduced. Wearing balanced binaural hearing aids will allow the auditory signals to get to both sides of the brain, thus improving the auditory image. Professional recommendation Importantly, two hearing aids are not recommended for everyone. When binaural hearing aids are recommended, it is based on the above reasons as well as the specific needs of the individual. Having your hearing evaluated by a registered and certified Audiologist is an important first step in determining your best treatment option. Dynamic Hearing Solutions Our hearing clinics are conveniently located in the Tamarack mall in Cranbrook, The medical Associates clinic in Nelson, and the Rocky Mountain Health Centre in Fernie. Dynamic Hearing professionals select from up to 12 manufacturers and the widest selection of styles and levels of technology in order to meet the specific needs of our patients and to accommodate a variety of budgets. A key part of our value promise is to accommodate our patients within 4 business days. For more information on our value promise and our 90 day risk free trial period, please visit our website at www. To determine how hearing aids can improve your quality of life and learn more about new options available, call Dynamic Hearing solutions at 1-877-426-0079 or visit us at one of our locations in Nelson, Cranbrook, or Fernie. Bring in this article or a competitor offer and receive a no-charge hearing evaluation and a $500 rebate toward the cost of new hearing aids or our price match guarantee.

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War on drugs a waste Calls to end the infamous War on Drugs don’t just come from the funny dressed hairy crowd anymore. Over the decades a number of Canadian senate committees have called for an end to it and the conservative Fraser Institute has condemned it since 2001. Last June the United Nations Global Commission on Drugs Policy put it this way: “the criminalization, marginalization and stigmatization of people who use drugs but do no harm to others should be ended.” Here in BC, Stop the Violence, which consists of prominent BC police officers, health professionals, legal experts and academics have been advocating much the same. While we have become used to ex-presidents expressing the sentiment, just a few weeks ago sitting heads of state of Central and South American countries expressed their frustration. They called the War on Drugs a never ending and unwinnable war for which the US provides the money and their citizens the many dead bodies. Last month BC mayors, including Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and a unanimous city council, joined the call to end the war on drugs. According to a recent AngusReid poll only 12 per cent of British Columbians think the current marijuana legislation is effective and 69 per cent agree that BC would be better off taxing and regulating the use of marijuana. With science, politicians and the public on side, one would think that shifting to a “tax and regulate” marijuana law would be easy... but it is not. Our two large provincial political parties lack the courage to stand up, and insist that this is a “federal issue” which has nothing to do with them. The out of touch Harper

government is acting against international trends and the will of a majority of Canadians by passing draconian mandatory incarceration legislation for minor drug offenses. The only way to end the madness seems to be from the bottom up, to start change at the municipal level. Nelson, with its own municipal police force and a healthy alternative culture has a unique opportunity to start that ball rolling. All it would take is a courageous act of municipal disobedience by a few citizens and local politicians with the cooperation of the Nelson police. That is how, back in the 1970s, the successful Dutch harm reduction policies began in the city of Utrecht. A conversation between the mayor, the chief of police and a local entrepreneur allowed the opening of the first, tightly regulated Amsterdam style “coffee shop.” The now famous Dutch non-enforcement tolerance model quickly spread, has been used for four decades in Holland and is adapted around the world. Today, Dutch kids smoke less marijuana than Canadian kids, Dutch coffee shop owners pay taxes on their profits, police protect minors and keep out organized criminals and the Dutch judicial system focuses its resources on serious crime. After decades of carnage and failure there is now almost universal agreement that the American War on Drugs has been an expensive, ineffective, man eating experiment for which the public has paid the cost while criminals have profited. May courage and common sense prevail in Nelson and then spread across the country — just do it Nelson! Nelson-Creston Greens Sjeng Derkx, spokesman

Card of Thanks The Knights of Columbus Citizen of the Year Committee would like to THANK the judges for selecting Bruce Halstead, also his nominators and all citizens’ groups who sent in nominations.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR Knights of Columbus volunteers: for the physical arrangements and decorator group; Fourth Degree Honour Guards and Piper David Sutherland, and

TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS: • Chairman of the Judges - Harry Sommerville and his panel • Bruce Morrison • Mountain FM RadioKBS Radio, Kootenay Coop Radio & Shaw Cable Channel 10 - for providing public service announcements • Nelson Star, Nelson Daily for excellent coverage

• Sonja’s China Cabinet, Nelson Chamber of Commerce, Nelson City Hall - centres for the nomination forms • Georama Growers & Flowers Ltd. • City of Nelson, Member of Parliament, MLA - for their official presentations

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Concerns around increasing river flow have subsided as weather in the region began to cool down on Wednesday. After several days of warmer than normal weather, the BC River Forecast Centre released a high stream flow advisory for Nelson region. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a good three or four days of hot weather. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cooled down a bit today [Wednesday], but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen a steady ramping up of flows particularly in the medium sized rivers like the Salmo, the Slocan and the Moyie,â&#x20AC;? said Dave Campbell, head of the BC River Forecast Centre. Even though an advisory had been issued, Campbell said they were not concerned about possible flood risks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We started fairly low earlier in the season so despite

As long as the spring weather stays within the average, waterways such as Anderson Creek in Fairview should not cause any problems in the coming weeks. Bob Hall photo

the fact weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen these rises weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still not up at a level where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re concerned and all the systems are below the average annual peak flow. The rivers can handle that kind of flow quite well,â&#x20AC;? he said. The hot weather earlier this week has not yet worked its way through the local river systems and Campbell said the rivers will likely peak

out and then drop down in the coming days. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are certainly flowing fast and high but not at concern levels,â&#x20AC;? he said. Campbell said there is still a lot of snow at higher elevations in the mountains and the critical time for the river systems is from the end of May into early June. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For some of them I think it may have passed when you

BCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cliffhanger 2011 Wine Harvest With the first releases from the 2011 vintage hitting shelves, winemakers are breathing a sigh of relief During a preview of the 2011 vintage hosted by the British Columbia Wine Institute last month, veteran BC winemakers struck an optimistic note. While half of last seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heat occurred from August onwards, making for something of a cliffhanger year, the resulting grapes were balanced. Many achieved phenolic ripeness prior to sugar levels cracking 20Âş Brix, an unheard-of phenomenon. Essentially, the distinctive flavor components were in place before the sugars were. The result is a range of crisp, low-alcohol wines hitting the market that show what cold-climate regions like the Okanagan Valley, as well as emerging regions from the Fraser Canyon to the Kootenays, can produce.

look at some of the creeks on the North Shore, we saw those peak out when we had that warm weather several weeks ago,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On from here we still have a lot of snow at the higher elevations and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve only started to melt that off.â&#x20AC;? Rivers like the Slocan will likely see peak levels later in the season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The thing to watch will be whether they drop from here, which is what we had after the last event earlier in the year,â&#x20AC;? said Campbell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The more they drop the more capacity they have to buffer from future weather events. That will be key. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just watching the weather over the next four to six weeks.â&#x20AC;? Reflecting on 2006 when the region saw the Slocan River flood, Campbell said had the area experienced more hot weather â&#x20AC;&#x153;things would have gotten interesting.â&#x20AC;?

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Fun, interactive, effective ‘evidence-based’ and free program for adults living with chronic health conditions! Proven strategies and techniques to enable better management of health conditions and improve ‘overall quality of life’. Offered in Room SK105 at Selkirk College at the Silver King Campus on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Registration is required. Email or call 1-866-902-3767. Join Kootenay DanceBeat Club for the May Dance Parade on Saturday, May 19 at the Playmor Junction Church. There will be a mini-lesson with Howie at 7:30 p.m. sharp followed by a mixed playlist, Latin, smooth, swing etc. from 8 p.m to 10:30 p.m. There will be refreshments. Come on out and have an energetic evening. For more information visit dancingbeat. org Celebrate the opening of Cottonwood Falls Community Market, Saturday, May 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cottonwood Falls Park in Nelson. Market goers will find everything from bedding plants and garden greens to art work and artisan gifts. One vendor has promised greenhouse grown local tomatoes at opening day. New and drop-in vendors will add to the exciting mix of full-season vendors. Live music will be provided by local favourite Catherine McGrath from 10 to 12 and Pickled Thistle from noon to 2pm. Kootenay Co-op Radio is hosting an open house with waffles and pancakes on Saturday, May 19 as part of their membership drive week. The open house runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Would you like to safely see a partial eclipse of the sun? On Sunday, 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 p.m. 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. Wednesdays from 12 to 2 p.m. at 719 Vernon Street or phone 250-352-6008 or read more about us and email us via May is Canada’s Asian Heritage Month. It acknowledges Asian Canadians’ rich contribution to our country and its culture. We have an opportunity across the country to celebrate and reflect on their important and continuing contributions to Canada’s social and artistic development. This evening’s readings of contemporary Asian Canadian poetry begins our exploration well beyond the cliché of plum blossoms through the selected works of Louise Bak, Roy Kiyooka, Joy

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Kogawa, Patria Rivera, Goh Poh Seng and others. The quality of their work, the exploration of language and themes of politics, sexuality, and cutting edge experimentation take us past the Canadian poetry many of us are familiar with. Readers will be Annie Ferncase, Robert Banks Foster, Aiko Jackson, Mark Mealing and Eufrosiña Mabel Russell. Delicious, authentic Asian food will also be served. And two fine books will be raffled: the new publication and translation of the world’s first art book Guide to Capturing a Plum Blossom by the renowned Chinese 13th century poet Sung Po-jen, along with the four seasons poetry and fusion Three Bowl Cookbook. Raffle tickets are available at the door for $2 each. This event is being coordinated by the Langham Cultural Society’s Asian Heritage Volunteers. Please join us in this celebration on Friday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Kaslo’s Langham Theatre. Admission is by donation. Have you ever seen a jelly-bean table? Well you can this year at Selkirk College’s Fine Woodworking program’s annual year-end show. Come see a wide range of innovative tables and cabinets produced by the 2012 graduates of this nine-month, nationallyrecognized program. The show runs from Friday, May 25 to Sunday, May 27 at the Trading Company in downtown Nelson. The show opens Friday at 9 a.m. with an evening reception that night from 6 to 9 p.m., and continues Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., again Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone 250-354-3265 for further details. Discover the power of self-hypnosis at this two-day workshop on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 at the Nelson United Churck. Self hypnosis can be used for weight and pain management, confidence building skills, release fear and anxiety and improve sleep. Pre registration is required. Conctact Irene Mock at or 250-352-7035 for more information. Come out and meet Caroline Woodward at Otter Books on Monday, May 28 from 4 to 5 p.m. Woodward is back in the Kootenays to launch her new book, The Village of Many Hats, which is dedicated to the “good citizens of all ages in New Denver and Silverton”. Hear the story behind the book, a brief reading and a chance to visit and catch-up with Caroline, a DTUC Writing School alumni and author of seven books to date! 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.



Passionate about food sovereignty through utilizing local materials and skills? Check out art in food technology workshops in June at Underbelly Farm in Kaslo. The workshops are inspired by the DIY movement. Acquire food tools to harvest, sort, dry, preserve and cook food. This June, three Kootenay artists are sharing with the public their passion for cedar bark processing and weaving, adobe oven construction and rocket stove mass heater construction. These workshops are hands-on, all day, outdoor events and located near Kaslo. Cedar bark processing and weaving will be offered Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3 with instructor Gita Ritter. Rocket stove mass heater construction will be offered Saturday, June 9 with instructor Jay Naydiuk. Adobe oven construction will take place Sunday, June 10 and 17 with instructor Spring Shine. All workshops start at 9 a.m. and are located south of Kaslo. Bring your own lunch and wear work clothes. Admission is $22 a day. It is possible to take just one day of the two day courses. To Register or for more information contact Peter at Box 1386 Kaslo BC V0G 1M0 or call 250-353-2575 or email More information can be found on public Facebook page Underbelly Farm 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. Every Thursday and Sunday the Nelson Ultimate Frisbee Association hosts pick up Ultimate at Lakeside Park. It’s casual, fun, and a great way to run around in the sun this summer. No matter what your experience level, from brand newbie to veteran all star, you are guaranteed a good time playing co-oed Ultimate Frisbee. To help prepare for the Nelson tournament, Disc Break July 21 and 22, there is competitive practice every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Lakeside fields. Regular pick up games are Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m.. Come down to the fields and ask about our beginners clinic! Do you have an event you want the community to know about? Email your events to or add them to our online website at

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Bridge gets new life

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Artists have begun working on the concrete wall under the Nelson bridge as the Colours of Nelson project has started to come to life. The initiative which began in early March brought together the Nelson Police Department, Rotary Club and artists to discuss a new public art project for the wall. “In the public space I feel like we could do a lot more,” said local artist and project mentor Amber Santos. “Anyone who has travelled internationally can see that murals, graffiti and street art is around the world and it’s raw, alive and exciting and never before have people been doing such interesting large scale works.” Santos — who was born and raised in the Nelson area — became involved in the project after returning to Nelson from Brazil where she said graffiti in all its forms is illegal. “I experienced a transformation in Brazil when I was there because graffiti is illegal,” she said. “The actual definition of it is that it is illegal painting. In the city I lived in for seven years, through really good media, conversations, dialogue and actions in communities, people started to get to know graffiti as an artistic practice and that opened up doors for graffiti artists to have conversations with people and get permission to do stuff.” Santos said the Nelson police became involved in the project after they identified tagging as a problem. “They thought they could support an initiative instead of going from the policing side of things — something that would open up space for the youth to be expressive,” she said. After a round table meeting in March, a group of artists began working with mentors like Santos to create designs and a plan for the

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Scaffolding work under the Nelson bridge started earlier this week as the Colours of Nelson project begins to take shape. Megan Cole photo

concrete wall. “We took the themes discussed in the meeting and picked out four that the mentors identified as ones we’d be really confident to work with,” said Santos. “From there we met with the group and got a chance to get to know each other and talked more about the process. Everyone then went away for a week and did lots of drawings and came back. It was like an art critique where we could see what everyone was working on and give feedback.” The group began the project earlier this week. The public is invited to come down and see the progress of the mural as the artists work. If you’re interested in supporting the project or have more information email or

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Arts Nelson Gyro Club Thanks Maglio Building Centre Ltd. and Tony and Dominic Maglio for the use of their property for the West Coast Amusements Carnival

Touchstones Nelson

Classical duo, Classic venue SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

French-American-Canadian duo Ali & Johnny bring their extensive classical training to the Kootenays for a concert at Touchstones Nelson this coming Thursday. The duo takes music they love and creates new arrangements for their own instruments: violin and clarinet. The unique program will blend duos from the classical repertoire spanning four centuries with folk tunes from Hungary, Spain, Sweden and Canada. The concert will take place in the intimate setting of Touchstones Nelson, surrounded by Deborah Thompson’s striking exhibition, Tales from the Underworld. Violinist Ali Luthmers and clarinetist Johnny Teyssier graduated from the Colburn School Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles in 2011. Their careers will soon be taking them to Sweden, where Johnny was recently appointed principal clarinet of the Malmö Symphony Orchestra. They are thrilled to be spending some time in the Kootenays with Luthmers’ family, longtime residents of Nelson. Ali & Johnny will be performing at the Touchstones Museum in Nelson on May 24 at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation, and entry to the museum is also by donation.

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Arts Off To Face Provincial Music A group of Nelson voice/ speech arts students will be heading to Vancouver Island at the end of the month for the Provincial Music Festival. The students were chosen from the Kootenay Festival of the Arts that was held last month in Nelson. Those attending the festival in Nanaimo on May 27 to 31 include: (front L-R) Galen Boulanger (junior vocal classical and variety class), Sebastian Bodine (junior speech arts), Jennifer Walsh (observer junior vocal and speech arts), Michael Marsland (observer junior musical theatre); (back row L-R) Bethany Arndt (observer intermediate vocal and speech arts), Heather Kramar (senior speech arts), Espoir Segbeaya (intermediate speech arts). Bob Hall photo

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Members of the LVR dance academy are getting ready for next week’s big show. SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Next Friday the L.V. Rogers Secondary School dance program will be performing at the LVR gymnasium in Rite of Movement. Students will be performing both teacher and studentchoreographed pieces. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are currently for sale by LVR students, and will also be available at the door ($10 for adults, $6 for students, and children six and under are free). Dancers will also be performing at a $2 matinee next Friday at 12:45 p.m. Some of this year’s highlights include a whirlwind trip to Vancouver in which students participated in a variety of master classes at Harbour Dance Centre, toured

SFU’s new contemporary arts facility, met with SFU dance faculty and students as well as attended Love Lies Bleeding, performed by the Alberta Ballet at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Additionally the students recently placed first, third and fourth at Rutland Secondary’s provincial level “Driven” dance competition. This year’s greatest success has been the move to the new studio. In December a new sprung floor covered by a specialized dance marley was installed in the L.V. Rogers Theatre. This has given the dancers a safe, spacious and well-ventilated studio in which to hone their craft. Students have taken the lead in organizing and executing all of the fundraising for this new floor. Georama partnered with

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the students to help them fundraise in both December and April through poinsettia and flower basket sales. The results have been amazing. Students have fundraised almost $2,300 over the course of the year. The dancers have also been immensely grateful to LVR’s PAC for their donation of $2,000 towards the cost of the floor. Students are hoping for a full house next Friday as all ticket sales will help to offset the purchase of the floor. As the show nears, excitement mounts and the studio is buzzing with enthusiasm and hard work. From ballet to hip-hop, the show is diverse and entertaining. For more information on the LVR dance program visit

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Whitewater Downtown HQ on the Move


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Very comfortable 4 bedroom home on a large private lot at the end of the street in Nelson. This home has an open floor plan, beautiful refinished wood floors, covered patio, great garden area with lots of sunshine. Very tidy, vacant and ready to move into. (12-192) MLS #K212793

Beautiful 3 bedroom heritage home located on Baker Street with a nice view of Kootenay Lake and mountains. The location is both private and quiet and is an easy walk to all amenities. This home has been renovated and ready to move into. (12-01) MLS #K210046

Why rent when you can own this 2 bdrm. condo located on a quiet street in Nelson. Many recent upgrades including new appliances and fresh paint. This condo is vacant and ready to move into. No yard maintenance will allow you more time to enjoy the great outdoors. (12-179) MLS #K212618

Restored Victorian building operating as upmarket hostel accommodation. Ideal downtown Nelson location, currently sleeps 28 guests in 9 rooms. Renovated to present code. Also offers large private yard, detached garage/studio, off-street parking for 10 vehicles. (11-310) MLS #K4000389

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High School Rugby Team Wins Fourth Straight Kootenay Title

Bombers unstoppable MEGAN COLE

KOOTENAYLAKEVILLAGE Open House May 20, 2012 1:00pm til 5:00pm Lot 4 Kootenay Lake Village, Procter, BC

CONTEMPORARY WATERFRONT HOME in Kootenay Lake Village, 35 minutes from Nelson, BC on Kootenay Lake. With beautiful lake and mountain views and great sun exposure this 1950 sq/ft 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom custom built home offers many features including a dramatic 18 ft. electric door opening onto a large deck, a professional kitchen, a master suite, lovely landscaped gardens, 105’ of beach and an adjacent creek providing an additional 20 meters of undeveloped frontage. Kootenay Lake Village, the top selling residential community in the Kootenays is a 450 acre master planned “outdoor life style community”, with state of the art amenities and over 200 acres of parks and trails that are accessible from this exceptional home,

$ 1,100,000 REDUCED $875,000 Lot 10 Kootenay Lake Village, Procter, BC

MODERN CABIN on large waterfront lot in Kootenay Lake Village, 35 minutes from Nelson BC on Kootenay Lake with lovely views, older growth forest, 106’ of level beach, fully serviced and a spectacular building site for a primary residence. This 625 sq/ft cabin was designed by the renowned architect, Rocio Romero with an open plan design and elegant living space. It provides the ultimate recreational retreat, a place to live in while you build your principal residence and later utilize as a guest suite/office/studio. Kootenay Lake Village, the top selling residential community in the Kootenays is a 450 acre master planned “outdoor life style community”, with state of the art amenities and over 200 acres of parks and trails all accessible from this idyllic cabin,

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The L.V. Rogers senior boys rugby team are off to provincials after defeating Kimberley’s Selkirk Highlanders on Wednesday afternoon. The Bombers took home the regional championship, defeating their East Kootenay rivals 56-10. Even though the Bombers were celebrating their title, the win was bittersweet. “We haven’t been scored on in four years in our league,” said Brad Swan, one of the Bombers’ coaches. “We were supposed to roll. People were predicting a 60-point spread and the referee called the game 20 minutes short at 56-10 because it was just going to be a murder.” Even though the Highlanders were able to break the Bombers streak, fans watched from the sidelines as the LVR seniors repeatedly ran past their opposition, scoring try after try. Swan said LVR would have likely sailed passed the 60-point mark but what will likely leave a lasting impression is that the Highlanders were able to make history against the Bombers. “Our guys just weren’t focused,” he said. “They were able to score 10 points on us on mental lapses and penalties that we just don’t do. Our guys didn’t take the pride in the effort that other

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(Top) The senior Bombers hoist the Kootenay trophy on Wednesday after their impressive win. (Bottom) The junior Bombers in action.

teams have over the years.” The Bombers have been regional champions for the last four years and the LVR rugby program routinely sees players leaving to pursue the sport at higher levels.


The Bombers are now preparing for provincials, which are held annually in Abbotsford, starting on May 26.

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1283 Green Road $299,900 Bright 2 bdrm home on benched 0.66 acres @ Balfour overlooking Queens Bay & Kootenay Lake. Skylights, newer electrical, multiple decks & privacy. Check this out today. Call David to view.

911 Gordon Road $284,900 Cozy 2 bed/2bath in Lower Fairview. Open living spaces around the central kitchen, lots of windows. Studio suite could provide income. Off lane access, garden shed, veggi garden, fruit trees in back yard & parking possible.. Near Lakeside Park & waterfront pathway.

3083 Fofonow Road $192,000 Modestly reno’d 2 bed mobile with snow roof. 1.86 Acres, good sun & hobby farm location or even build an additional home & rent the mobile. Abundant water provides sub irrigation. 7 Minutes from town & close to Taghum beach.

710 or 712 Railway St $86,000 or $97,000

M1 zoned property is very rare in Nelson. These are two separate 25 x 100 lots with buildings of little value. The property is being sold “as is”. Call Dave for details.

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ARE MENTAL HEALTH OR SUBSTANCE USE ISSUES A CONCERN FOR YOU OR YOUR FAMILY? The Mental Health & Substance Use Consumer, Family and Peer Support Program, on behalf of Interior Health Authority, is looking for citizens to participate in local Mental Health and Substance Use Advisory Councils. The Councils represent the interests of mental health and substance use service consumers and their families. Working in collaboration with the health system, Council members promote an equitable, accountable, effective and efficient system of mental health and substance use care and mental health wellness. Interested applicants can contact the Consumer, Family and Peer Support Program Coordinator at 1-877-364-2326 ext 242. OR Contact local Mental Health and Substance Use office directly: Arrow & Slocan Lakes: (250) 265-5253 Boundary: (250) 442-0330 Castlegar: (250) 304-1846 Nelson: (250) 505-7248 Trail: (250) 364-6262 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS THURSDAY, MAY, 31, 2012 The Mental Health & Substance Use Consumer, Family and Peer Support Program Funded by Interior Health Authority Kootenay Boundary Health Service Area Mental Health and Addictions Services TRAIL FAMILY AND INDIVIDUAL RESOURCE CENTRE SOCIETY FACILITATING AND ADVOCATING WITH INTEGRITY AND RESPECT

Gymnasts shine at home Nelson Star Staff

Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastics club hosted the Kootenay Zone Championships earlier this month with local gymnasts competing against clubs from Cranbrook, Penticton, Trail, Kimberly, Golden and Creston. In the Men’s Provincial Level 3 category Quinn Barron placed first in all events. Noah Daigle-Arsenault placed second all around with second place finishes in floor and pommel horse. Sam Fisher placed third all around with a second place finish in rings and horizontal bar. River Murphy placed second in parallel bars. Chris Lawrence-Jeffery also competed at this level placing fifth on parallel bars. Kaz Tahara-Edmonds and Ruedi Kelsch competed in the Men’s Provincial Level 1 Open category with TaharaEdmonds earning gold in floor, pommel horse, rings, parallel bars, horizontal bar and all around. Kelsch earned gold in floor, rings, parallel bars and silver all around. In the Performance Plus Men’s Category Tavish Cutler earned gold in parallel bars and horizontal bar with silver all around. Cameron BibbyFox earned gold in horizontal bar with silver all around. Sam Kitch earned gold in parallel bars and horizontal bar with silver all around. Coda Punchard earned gold in vault with silver all around. Koa Wintraub earned silver in rings, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar with silver all around. Our Women’s High School

Glacier Gymnastics members who competed in the Interclub category of the Kootenay Zone championships included: (back L-R) Gwen Peel, Sola VanDonselaar; (front L-R) Erica Potkins, Emma Lake and Ella Hurst.

Level 1 category saw Naomi Mowat-Amiet place second all around, tying for second place in bars with Kaya Fraser who also placed third on vault. Samantha Garbula placed first all around and first on vault. Kano Major turned in a second place finish on vault and beam while Trilby Buck placed first on floor and fourth on vault. In the Women’s High School Level 2 category Katie Poetsch placed second all around with a first place finish on beam and a second place finish on floor. Kelly Westerop competed in the Women’s High School Level 3 category placing first all around with first place finishes in all events. The Women’s Provincial Level 1 Tyro category saw Teagan McTague place fifth all around with a second place finish on floor and a tie for third on beam. Ash-

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ley Caponero placed sixth all around with a fourth place finish on bars. The Women’s Provincial Level 1 Novice/Open category had Maddie Sternloff taking first place all around with a top score in bars and a tie for first in floor. Miranda Boisvert placed second all around with a first place finish on beam and a tie for second place on vault with Sternloff. Elena Gustafson tied for seventh all around with Megan Poetsch. Gustafson placed fourth on floor while Poetsch placed third on floor. Arianna Murphy-Steed came eigth all around and tied for third on beam with Poetsch. In the Women’s Provincial Level 1 Argo category Versailles McGeady-Bruce placed second all around with a first place finish on floor and second place finishes on bars and beam. Gwen McCrory placed third

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all around earning first on beam. Sara Tolles and Zoe Crisfield competed in the Women’s Provincial Level 1 Tyro category. Tolles placed first all around with first place finishes on beam and vault while Crisfield placed third all around with a first place finish on bars. The Women’s Provincial Level 1 Pre-Argo category saw Brianne Stefani earn the gold medal all around with gold awarded for vault, beam and floor, and silver for bars. Lennox Lockhurst competed in the Women’s Provincial Level 1 Argo category placing third all around with second place finishes on beam and floor, and third place finishes on vault and bars.





WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be changed or cancelled at any time without notice. Dealer order or transfer may be required as inventory may vary by dealer. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. **Until July 3, 2012, lease a new 2012 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4X4 3.7L and get 4.99% lease annual percentage rate (LAPR) financing for up to 36 months on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest LAPR payment. Lease a vehicle with a value of $38,999 at 4.99% LAPR for up to 36 months with $2,925 down or equivalent trade in, monthly payment is $352, total lease obligation is $15,597 and optional buyout is $15,990. Offer includes Manufacturer Rebate of $8,000. Taxes payable on full amount of lease financing price after Manufacturer Rebate is deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,600, but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Additional payments required for PPSA, registration, security deposit, NSF fees (where applicable), excess wear and tear, and late fees. Some conditions and mileage restrictions of 60,000 km over 36 months apply. A charge of 16 cents per km over mileage restrictions applies, plus applicable taxes. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. †††Until July 3, 2012, Security Deposit payment is waived on a lease (Red Carpet leases, on approved credit from Ford Credit) of a new 2012 or 2013 model (excluding Shelby GT 500, Boss 302, Boss 302 Laguna Seca, E-Series, Transit Connect Electric, F-150 Raptor, F-Series Chassis Cabs, Medium trucks). Security Deposit may be required by Ford Credit based on customer credit terms and conditions. †From May 3, 2012 to July 3, 2012, receive $8,000 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2012 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew non-5.0L (all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded). This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ††Offer only valid from April 3, 2012 to May 31, 2012 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before March 31, 2012. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2012/2013 Ford/Lincoln vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV & Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford Motor Company of Canada at either the time of factory order (if ordered within the Offer Period) or delivery, but not both. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for model shown: 2012 F-150 4X4 3.7L V6: [13.4L/100km (21MPG) City, 9.7L/100km (29MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, and driving habits. ©2012 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

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Sports Continued from Page 18 In the Women’s Provincial Level 2 Open competition Julie Poetsch placed third all around with a second place finish on floor and third place finishes on vault and bars. Rebecca Benner came sixth all around with a first place finish on floor and a tie for fourth place on vault. The Women’s Provincial Level 2 Novice category saw Bronwyn Sutherland place first all around with first place finishes on beam and floor. Hailey Lothrop placed sixth all around with a tie for third on vault and a fourth

place finish on beam. Victoria Lawrence-Jeffery competed in the Women’s Provincial Level 2 Tyro category and placed first all around with first place finishes on vault and beam, second place on floor and third on bars. The Women’s Provincial Level 2 Argo competitors included Alexis Dyck who came second all around finishing second on vault and beam and third on bars and floor, and Senna Moroney who came fourth all around finishing second on bars and floor.



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CBAL wants to celebrate all those who have made a significant contribution to literacy in Nelson. Nomination forms are available in the Learning Place, the Nelson Star, the Nelson Public Library and around town.

Who is a Champion for Literacy?

A Champion for Literacy nominee can be an individual, service group, organization or business... anyone who has made a commitment to literacy and learning! Deadline for nominations is June June 30, 15, 2011 2012 For more information call Joan at 250-352-3218 or email at

Community Literacy Award NOMINATION FORM Name of Individual(s), Service Group or Business:____________ _______________________________________________ Nominee(s) Contact Information: Address:_________________________________________ Phone Number:____________________________________ Email Address:_____________________________________ Brief summary of why you are nominating this individual(s), group or business:__________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Nominated by:____________________________________ Phone Number:___________________________________ Email:__________________________________________ Deadline for nominations isJune June15, 30,2012. 2011. Nominations may be submitted by: email to drop of at The Learning Place or the Public Library Nomination forms available: At the Learning Place, in the Nelson Star, at the Nelson Public Library, in locations around town For more information please call Joan at 250-352-3218

Elisa Clark and Sarah Quinn earned gold medals in the Women’s Performance Plus category while Amreesa Bhabra, Ashlynn D’Alessandris, Brynn McTague, Cassidy Turner, Heather Briddle, Maika Houde, Ryley Thompson and Shawnessy Skea earned silver. The Girl’s Interclub category saw all participants give stellar performances. The participants in this category were Alexa Anast, Cadence Hergott, Jenna Horton, Raven Sperling, Dafni VanHellemond, Ella

Strongman, Fawn Herzig, Gabriella Hurst, Emma Lake, Sola VanDonselaar, Adonia Martineau, Ayla Sully, Shaelyn Forbes, Heather Potkins, Peyton Whitaker, Kate May, Eliza Jefferson, Hannah Collinson and Allysa Penner. The Women’s Provincial Level 3 competition resulted in Ella Keelan placing second all around, earning a first place finish in bars and second place on vault, beam and floor. Kylee Dyck placed third all around with a first place finish on beam and third on vault, bars and floor.

Juniors fall short

Continued from Page 16 “The official rankings are out and the Bombers are ranked seventh in the province,” said Swan. “The way the numbers break down the seventh ranked team plays the 10th which is Ladysmith and they are the number one AA school on Vancouver Island. They are our first game.” The LVR junior boys were also in action on Wednesday afternoon, but were unable to take home wins in both their games. “The head coaches are really proud of these guys,” said Swan. “They are the future of our program.” The local rugby community will be rallying behind the LVR girls rugby team this weekend as they head off to Penticton.


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Sports Nelson Rep Soccer Barbie Wheaton C: 250.509.0654 W: 250.505.2101

U14 Selects bring home silver from Coeur d’Alene

Nelson Star Staff

The Nelson U14 Girls Selects attended the Bill Eisenwinter Tournament in Coeur d’Alene last weekend and came away with a silver medal. The squad was undefeated in Pool B and narrowly lost the championship game

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against the talented Glacier United side from Montana. In their first game, Nelson defeated Columbia Valley by an impressive score of 7-0 with goals coming from seven different players. Maddie Sternloff, Lakpa Dietz, Camille Gebhart, Darian Voisard, Naomi Perkins, Bronwyn Sutherland and Allie Zondervan all tallied goals. Haley Cooke was solid between the pipes to earn the shutout. The Nelson girls continued their winning streak by posting a 4-1 victory against the Pumas from Washington. Zondervan opened the scoring with the lone goal in the first half. Voisard had an outstanding game, scoring three goals in the second half including a spectacular header from a cross delivered by Perkins. In their last pool game, the Selects secured the top spot by defeating the Great Falls Thunderbolts 2-0. Perkins scored both goals — one in each half — to take the

Nelson squad to the championship match. Nelson faced the very strong Glacier United squad in the gold medal match on Sunday evening. Glacier United opened the scoring and led 2-0 midway through the first half. The Nelson squad battled back hard and Perkins found the back of the net to bring the game to 2-1 at the half. The second half saw good opportunities by both sides, but Glacier United was able to convert and scored once more to win the game with a final tally of 3-1. “This tournament was very much a team effort, with a solid performance from players in every position on the field,” said Selects co-coach Pat Perkins. “Solid defending and good possession of the ball created many scoring opportunities giving the squad a well-deserved trip to the championship game.” More sports on Page 22 More soccer on Page 27

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Obituaries & Memorials A Celebration of Life Bud Englesby Sat May 19th 1:30pm Hume Room Hume Hotel 422 Vernon Street, Nelson BC 21

God knows our inner most thoughts Pastor Ken Keber, Bethel Christian Centre

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702 Stanley St. • 352.9613 Sundays at 10:00 am Pastor Arden Gustafson Pastor Chris Wiens


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Notice of Passing Joseph Pujol

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Joseph Pujol who died at home with his wife by his side on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012. Joseph was born on August 5th, 1947 in Sabadell, Spain to parents John and Joaquima Pujol. Joseph will be greatly missed by his treasured wife Judi Cochrane as well as many friends and family. Prayers will be held on Friday, May 18th, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, 813 Ward Street, Nelson, British Columbia. A Funeral Mass for Joseph will be held the following morning, Saturday, May 19th, 2012 at 10:30 AM at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate with father Jim Ratcliffe ofÀciating. In lieu of Áowers, donations are greatly appreciated and can be forwarded to KidSport Nelson, 225 Hall Street, Nelson, BC V1L 5X4. Online condolences may be expressed at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

William (Buddy) Mayer Born in Vernon, B.C. on February 24th, 1933, Buddy passed away at Kootenay Lake General Hospital on May 7th, 2012 at the age of 79. He is survived by three daughters, Cindy (Tony) Sexsmith, Shannon (Duane) Redekop, Tamara Sinclair and one son Grant (Vanessa) Mayer. He is also survived by his sister Connie (Mike) Zeznik. He will be mourned by 9 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews as well as former soulmates Linda and Audrey. Bud was predeceased by his parents William (Shorty) and Ethel Mayer and son Sean. Up until his retirement, Buddy worked as a rock driller and blaster and was involved in numerous road and bridge construction projects throughout BC and the Northwest Territories. (“There was nothing that I couldn’t make disappear!”) He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him and every one of us has at least one “Buddy Tale” (probably many!) to recollect and recall during a life of awe inspiring actions and activity. It is virtually impossible for anyone else but Bud to have crammed in so much in 79 years and to have just “fallen asleep” so peacefully on Monday afternoon. A celebration of Buddy’s life will be held on Saturday, May 19th, 2012 at 2:30 p.m at the Nelson Branch #51 of the Royal Canadian Legion. All who knew him are invited to attend and bid farwell to our friend in a manner that he would approve of. “I have put more on miles in reverse than most folks ever did in full, fast forward!” Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs. ca. Funeral arrangments are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

he assumed he had caused the damage. But the weeks that followed were torturous as Mark struggled with his guilty conscience. He repeatedly considered telling the truth, but was afraid. Finally one day he impulsively blurted it out. “Dad, there’s something I need to tell you.” “Yes?” “You know that pickup door? I was the one who did it.” His dad looked at him, and he looked back at his dad. For the first time in weeks he was able to look him in the eyes as the topic was broached. Anglican Church of Canada To his utter disbelief his dad St. Saviour's ProCathedral calmly replied, Ward & Silica, Nelson Family Service & Eucharist “I know.” Sunday 10:30 AM Silent seconds, St. Matthew's Village Road, South Slocan which seemed Sunday 9:30 AM (No service third Sunday) Office: 8am - 1pm Tue - Fri like hours, 250.352.5711 passed. Then St. Michael & All Angels Busk Road Balfour his dad said, Sunday 11 AM “Let’s go eat.” The Salvation Army He put his arm around Mark’s Nelson Community Church shoulder, and Sunday Worship Service they walked to at 11:00 am the house, not Everyone is Welcome saying another word about it. Your Pastors: Not then, not Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows ever. 250 551 4986 601 Vernon Street (Middle Level)

In Decision Magazine, Mark Strand tells of an experience that occurred following his first year of college. His dad and mom had left for vacation, and Mark wrecked their pickup truck, crumpling the side door. Returning home, he parked the truck. When his dad returned home and saw the damage, Mark acted surprised, and denied any knowledge of the accident. Mr. Strand then asked the hired man about it, and to Mark’s delight, the man admitted he was responsible. He had heard a loud noise while passing the truck with the wings of the cultivator up, and now

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Unity Centre of the Kootenays Jerry Levinson “Awakening” 905 Gordon Rd (IHA Bldg., back door)

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church

Parenting Course Begins April 16th

Cornerstone Children’s Centre Garage Sale Saturday, May 12th 7:00 am - noon

611 Fifth Street 250-352-3212 Sunday Worship at 10:00 am Pastor Scott Simpson


CATHEDRAL OF MARY IMMACULATE 813 Ward Street 352-7131 Sunday Mass Times: • Saturday 7:00pm • Sunday 8:30 am and 10:30 am Parish office open Tuesday – Friday 9:00 am - noon •

God knows our inner most thoughts. He sees everything we do. He knows all there is to know about us, but He asks use to confess our failings to Him, and to turn from our sins. When we do, He says, “I know, and my precious child, I forgive you.” He then puts His arm around us never to bring up the subject again.


Friday, May 18, 2012 Nelson Star

Notice of NELSON LEAFS HOCKEY SOCIETY Annual General Meeting

Sports Tough End to Season for Bomber Baseball

7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Prestige Lakeside Resort

On a smoking hot Kootenay afternoon Tuesday, the L.V. Rogers Bombers baseball team wrapped up its spring season with a pair of losses to Grand Forks at Queen Elizabeth Park. The local high school club opened the double header with a 10-5 loss and followed it up on the wrong end of a 7-3 score. The double header concludes the season for the Bombers who finished with a .500 record on the campaign.

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Nelson Regional Sports Council Annual General Meeting Thursday June 21st 6:30pm Chamber of Commerce meeting room

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CALLS FROM WHALES: Forum on the Impacts of Enbridge BC Oil Pipeline May 30th, 7pm, Capitol Theatre Nelson Features: *Andrew Nikiforuk, author of Award Winning, “TAR SANDS: Dirty Oil and a Future of a Continent” *Art Sterritt, Executive Chair of Coastal First Nations *Power point and multimedia presentations Tickets $12 on sale now For more info: 250 352-5274 or or Facebook: Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free BC Nelson Market Season is Here Again! EcoSociety presents: Cottonwood Community Market Saturdays 9:30 am - 3:00 pm May 19th - Oct 27th Cottonwood Falls Park Nelson Downtown Local Market Wednesdays 9:30 am - 3:00 pm June 13th Sept 26th 400 block of Baker Street MarketFest 6:00 - 10:30 pm June 29th, July 27th & Aug 24th Baker Street North Thompson Arts Council Celebration of the Arts, June 23-24, 10am-4pm both days. 4307 Yellowhead Hwy, Barriere. More info at


Nelson United Church Women’s Scholarship Closes 5:00 pm May 31st For further info or an application, contact: Nelson United Church office 250 352-2822

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1–866-506-6806 An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. 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 fleet of Cat dozers, graders and rock trucks plus Deere/Hitachi excavators. You will work at our Modern Shop at Edson, Alberta with some associated field work. Call Contour Construction at (780)723-5051




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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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

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Registered CARE AIDES or Summer Jobs for Registered Nurses who have completed 1 year of their program – “Pride In Caring” is AdvoCare Health Services philosophy. If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference and be part of a company that is expanding its network, we are currently recruiting Care Aides to work on a casual basis, at Mountain Lake Seniors Community in Nelson. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Care Aide, must be registered with the BC CARE AIDE REGISTRY and have a registration # to be considered. Student Registered Nurses’ who have completed their first year of training are also welcome to apply for summer relief. To apply please visit our website www. or e-mail Janice.VanCaeseele@ or fax: (1)250-352-0056 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/flexible hours. For job description call: 352-6966




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NURSING INSTRUCTORS Two short-term positions available on our Castlegar campus As part of the Selkirk College/University of Victoria Baccalaureate Nursing Program, you will teach in a variety of practice settings as well as the lab and theory components of your courses. You have a Master’s degree in Nursing (a Bachelor’s degree will be considered with relevant experience) and are a current member of the College of Registered Nurses of BC. You also have experience in an acute care nursing practice setting and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Above all, you are prepared to commit to a dynamic, caring and interactive focus between instructor and student. Previous post-secondary teaching experience would be an asset. Closing date: 4 pm, May 28, 2012.

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The next LPN Day is about 365 days away. Let’s thank them every day until then.

Brett Music Scholarship 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 office 250 352-2822 STEPHEN HARPER panders to pandas. CHRISTY CLARK panders to skiers & hunters who kill the magnificent 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.

Personals Tarot/Tree of Life Readings & Classes 352-2926 “Strike the bell, adventurous stranger!” (C.S. Lewis)

Lost & Found Lost Keys Fri May 11th call Mark @ 352-9113 or 505-7014

May 13 was Licensed Practical Nurses Day in BC. It’s the day we celebrated LPNs’ contribution to nursing teams and to the health of our communities.


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The family invites all family and friends to help us celebrate Ruth’s birthday. Open House at 424 Observatory Street Sat May 26th, 2012 from 1 - 4 pm

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Mature Energetic Deli/Meat ShopWorker. Drop resume in person at Railway Meats, #7-86 Baker Street.

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Casual Clinical Technical Assistant

The Nelson & District Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre is seeking a student for 30 hr/week. Visit the job description at Please send resume & cover letter by May 25th to

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


CAREERS AT CBT CBT has two openings: t Analyst, Planning and Development t Program Manager, Water and Environment


The City of Nelson is recruiting for student labourers to work primarily in the Operations Department. These positions are open to students who have completed 1 year of post secondary education and will be continuing full time studies in the fall. The positions require a valid class 5 driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license and successful completion of grade 12. For more information, please visit the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Info Centreâ&#x20AC;? at These CUPE positions offer $15.50/hour. Resumes should be sent to: Human Resources #101 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 310 Ward Street Nelson, BC, V1L 5S4 fax to 250-352-2131 or e-mail by May 25, 2012 at 4:30 pm.

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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Automotive Product Advisor Castlegar Hyundai, the fastest growing auto dealership in the Kootenays, requires a sales professional to serve our expanding clientele. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe in sales gimmicks or tricks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just taking good care of customers and following good business practices. We provide excellent training and leadership, and we believe top performance deserves top pay. Additionally, we offer a full beneĂ&#x201E;ts package. We think an interest in cars and helping customers can be just as valuable as past automotive sales experience. This position is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a professional career, a professional environment, and professional-level compensation in one of the most exciting sectors anywhere. For the right candidate, we will offer a guarantee during the transition and training period.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The City of Nelson is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualiĂ&#x20AC;ed persons to apply.

THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON The City of Nelson is seeking qualiÂżed clerical support for on-call and relief work.

ON-CALL CASUAL CLERK Our casual clerks are responsible for varied and complex clerical work involving contact with the public both on the phone and in person. Applicants must have a grade 12 education supplemented by related post secondary courses and a minimum of three years related clerical experience. Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge of Âżnance and accounting principles.

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This position requires proÂżciency with MS OFFICE including Word, Excel and Outlook. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate competency on computer-based tests. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are also essential for success in this position.

Keith Kalawsky President & General Manager Castlegar Hyundai Fax: (250) 365-5376 Email:

This CUPE position offers a competitive salary plus an additional 12% in lieu of beneÂżts. Interested applicants should quote competition #12CU16 send detailed resume by May 23rd, 2012 to:

Human Resources, City of Nelson


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We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however; only those under consideration will be contacted. The City of Nelson is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualiÂżed persons to apply.





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CertiďŹ ed Millwrights & Electricians Across British Columbia 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.

MILLWRIGHTS â&#x20AC;˘ Interprovincial Journeyperson CertiďŹ cate required â&#x20AC;˘ Mill experience a deďŹ nite asset â&#x20AC;˘ Welding certiďŹ cate would be a beneďŹ t

ELECTRICIANS â&#x20AC;˘ Interprovincial Journeyperson CertiďŹ cate required â&#x20AC;˘ PLC experience a deďŹ nite asset â&#x20AC;˘ Industrial construction experience a plus Strong values of Safety, Respect, Progressiveness, Open Communication, Integrity and ProďŹ t 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



Shipping Supervisor International Forest Products Limited is recruiting a Shipping Supervisor for their lumber manufacturing facility in Castlegar, BC. The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall management of the Shipping Department including the direct supervision and training of employees. Excellent interpersonal and time management skills will enhance the candidateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to lead the team in achieving their goals in sales co-ordination, domestic and international shipments, inventory and cost control. Strong communication skills, attention to detail and a high degree of computer proĂ&#x20AC;ciency are essential in this fast paced and demanding position.

Interested applicants should forward a resume by May 31, 2012 to: International Forest Products Ltd PO Box 3728, Castlegar, BC V1N 3W4 Fax: (604) 422-3252 or email: We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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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 proďŹ cient in MS OfďŹ ce, OfďŹ ce 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 michelle@kcfofďŹ or mail 812 Stanley St, Nelson, BC V1L 1N7 SUTCO Contracting Ltd. has an opportunity in our operations division for a Dispatcher The position requires an individual that has exceptional interpersonal skills, and can function well in a fast paced environment, whilst tracking and monitoring all driver and vehicle movement. The successful candidate needs to be computer literate with working knowledge of Outlook, Excel and able to learn our dedicated software. Some experience is an asset, but we are willing to train. This position requires ďŹ&#x201A;exibility in scheduling and includes rotating days and evening shifts. Fax resumes to Glen @ 250-357-2009 Telephone enquiries 250-357-2612 or The Kootenay Society for Community Living is seeking 2 Summer Camp Program Coordinators to help plan & implement a community based youth summer program. Applicants must have a valid First Aid CertiďŹ cate & a Criminal Record Check. Experience working with youth with development disabilities and/or education as well as use of a vehicle preferred. The deadline for applications is June 11th, 2012. Start date for this position is June 26th, 2012 and runs until Aug 28th, 2012. Submit resumes to: 509 Front St, Nelson, BC V1L 4B4, by fax 352-0866 or by e-mail to

Medical/Dental Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses Bayshore Home Health 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 speciďŹ c training.

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

SEEKING Experienced Emergency Room Nurses for contracted assignments throughout Western Canada Assignments vary from 2 weeks to 3 months. Great way to travel Canada and have your travel and housing paid Apply online at or by calling 1 866 355 8355.

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D IRECTOR OF CARE Castleview Care Centre is seeking a permanent part time Director of Care. The D.O.C. is accountable for the overall planning, direction, control and evaluation of long range and short term programs and services necessary for the effective and efficient delivery of care to the residents in our facility. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘

Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing 3 years related nursing experience 3 years management experience Current CRNBC License

Join our management team! CVCC is focused on Resident-First, Person-Centered Care. We welcome individuals interested in making a difference. Email: by June 1 2012 Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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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, ofďŹ ce desk, paperback collection, dish sets, brass, BBQ, tools, outdoor furniture, sofas, dressers, freezers, 1988 Lincoln Mark 7, 1990 Ford 4X4.

NELSON: bright quiet 2 bdrm lake view, waking distance to town W/D N/S N/P $750/m avail June 1st 352-5634 or 208-304-5697 Shaughnessy Apartments now accepting applications on 1 & 2 bdrm apt. NS/NP $670/mo + util. Quiet Adult bldg in Rosemont 352-0118

Nelson: Mature man seeks affordable rental in town or transit access. All options considered: self-contained unit or shared. References avail. Please leave detailed message for Ken at 352-6200 or 352-9876

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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. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

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

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BC LIVESTOCK is holding a ranch equipment auction Saturday May 26th 10:30A.M. For Craig Ervin of Lone Butte. Tractors, haying equipment, backhoe, trucks, tools, saddles & tack, skidooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, quads, lots, lots more. View website at F.M.I. Call 250-573-3939

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Duplex / 4 Plex 2, 3 bdrm suites in duplex on North Shore 15 min from Nelson fabulous organic garden beds, beautiful lakeviews, steps to beach, garage, shop & laundry, upper $1300/m lower $1100/m aval June 1 st 825-9537 2, 3 bdrm suites in duplex on North Shore 15 min from Nelson fabulous organic garden beds, beautiful lakeviews, steps to beach, garage, shop & laundry, upper $1300/m lower $1100/m aval June 1 st 825-9537

1 small bdrm house for rent N/S N/P for a mature adult or couple 352-5498 NELSON: Clean 2 Bdrm + smaller ofďŹ ce area on 3 Acres, large beach, 5 min to town. Avail immediately $1500 250-352-5679 Small 1 bdrm House 1 block off Baker N/S N/P W/D $750/m + utilities 352-7179

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UnďŹ nished 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

1 bdr Suite: 4 Mile 5 min from Nelson. Fireplace, jet-tub No Pets N/S $800/mo includes utilities, cable & internet. Avail June 1st 825-4348 Bright 1 bdrm N/S N/P private entr, $700/m includes utili avail June 1st 352-6699 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

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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

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Friday, May 18, 2012 Nelson Star

Did upi know? In Ancient Rome, the circus was a building for the exhibition of horse and chariot races, equestrian shows, staged battles, displays featuring trained animals, jugglers and acrobats. It was the only public spectacle at which men and women were not separated. The Circus Maximus could seat 250,000 people. Neat huh?

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The last thing you want to bring home from your vacation is a huge hospital bill. So next time, take along BCAA Travel Insurance and bring back something other than debt. Plus, buy online and save an additional 5%. For more information or to purchase, click on, call 250-505-1720, or visit BCAA Nelson at 596 Baker Street.

The Nelson Cardinals continued their fine season last weekend with a pair of wins. The local Cal Ripken Major team beat Castlegar 7-6 on Saturday and then thumped the Nelson Tigers 11-0 on Sunday. In Saturday’s contest the locals trailed 6-0 after three innings, but in the third a single by Kelton Forte was followed by a home run by Jackson Hare to close the gap. Three more runs in the third inning drew Nelson to within one. Cardinals pitcher Alek McMillan shut down Castlegar in their final at bat, leaving the door open for final rally. In the final inning, Alexander George was walked, Forte hit a single and then Hare crushed a triple to score two and win the game for the Cardinals. Playing their local rivals on Sunday, it was all Cardinals in the 11-0 win. McMillan and Forte combined for the win on the mound with some fine pitching. Offensively the Cardinals were boosted by back-to-back-to-back home runs in the first inning by Hare, McMillan and Forte. Other players with strong games at the plate included Lukas Faehndrich and Felix McMillian. It’s another busy weekend at the Queen Elizabeth diamond with the rookie division and Junior Babe Ruth teams in action.

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An introduction to cash flow investing Join us for a complimentary investment seminar on Sunday May 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM What is Cash Flow Investing? A strategy that focuses on investing in securities that pay out regular monthly streams of dividends and distributions leading to increased monthly income and lower volatility.

Sun May 27 10am - 12pm Community Art Project Kids Cantina Carnival

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A reservation is required to attend this event. Please RSVP to or 1-888-991-2853 or 604-889-5200 to reserve your spot. When: Sunday, May 20 at 10:00 AM Where: Prestige Inn Nelson, 1301 Front Street Nelson, BC Refreshments and snacks will be served. Presented by Union Securities Ltd.

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Heat takes toll U16 boys fall just short

Animal A niimall Hospital

In the final round-robin game the U16s were forced to play with only 10 players after a red card was handed out. Despite being shorthanded the Nelson side won to finish pool play with an unblemished record. In the final the locals came up a very experienced host team and lost to Coeur d’Alene 2-0. The team’s coaching staff gave special mention to substitute keeper Michael Viala who came down with pneumonia, but still managed to put together a stellar weekend in net.

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The Nelson U13 Girls Selects had an up and down weekend when they visited Coeur d’Alene for the CDA Sting HotShot tournament this past weekend. First up on Saturday morning for the girls was Calgary Chinook Hearts. In a hard fought match, Nelson lost 3-0. “In fairness, we were a good match for the team from the big city,” said U13 Selects coach Iain Harvey. “But in the end we lost out to some superior goalkeeping from the Calgary keeper who made some outstanding saves against Amy Hodgson and Jessie Van Donselaar to provide Hearts with the win.” The next match was a different story as Nelson was outworked and outmatched by a quality Idaho Thunder team, losing 6-0 under the hot afternoon sun. “We were still in the game at the end of the first half, being down 2-0, but the girls wilted in the afternoon heat and gave away four sloppy goals,” said Harvey. Despite the loss, strong performances were turned in by Taylor Zimmer, Holly Rimmer and Maya Ida. Sunday was a new day in more ways than one when Nelson took to the pitch to play Idaho Glacier FC. The girls gave up a goal in the first half, but it seemed to spur them on as they marched right back down the pitch and Van Donselaar scored the club’s first goal of the weekend off a brilliant pass from Laurel Halleran. A few minutes later Rimmer worked diligently to keep a ball alive and laid it onto Emma Wheeldon who cracked it right into the bottom corner for a 2-1 half time lead. “I impressed upon the girls the importance of finishing teams off when they are down, and the ladies responded accordingly in the second half with a further three goals.” Van Donselaar, Amy Hodgson, and Noa Butterfield responded for Nelson to cap an emphatic 5-1 win. “The girls were a wee bit discouraged coming off that afternoon loss on Saturday,” explained Harvey. “But they had a good team dinner/ bonding session Saturday night and were immensely superior in every aspect of the game, including some lovely passing football.”

Also taking home a silver medal from Coeur d’Alene last weekend were the U16 Boys Selects. The boys won their first game against Helena Arsenal in a close match that was decided when Ryan Lewis scored the game winner. In the squad’s second game against Flathead, the Nelson side dominated the game with ball possession for 95 per cent of the match. Despite the solid effort, only one goal was scored in the Nelson win.

Valhalla Path Realty Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP)

Pets Available for Adoption Call 250-551-1053 for information or visit:

of kittens ranging from 9 to 13 weeks of age. We have short hair kittens, and fuzzy kittens. We have calicos (tri-colour white, orange, black), tabbies (striped), orange, black, black-and-white. Ever so adorable, playful, friendly, fun. All KAAP kittens are vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and tattooed. Come and meet them, and bring one or two home forever. Call KAAP at 250551-1053 to arrange a visit in the foster home. KAAP is also having two adoption events: June 2 at Selkirk Vet in Nelson, and May 26 at Total Pet in Castlegar. Check our web site at, and KAAP’s Facebook page for details.



Beautiful family home in level, treed, parklike setting. Four bedrooms, 2-baths, solid oak and tile flooring, modern décor, vaulted ceilings in living room and kitchen, glass doors from dining room to deck. Mostly finished basement with rec room, family room with woodstove, bedroom and roughed-in bathroom, easy to suite. Outside, double attached garage, patio, greenhouse and fire pit, fruit trees and lawns.

Call Wayne This well maintained half duplex is conveniently located and offers a comfortable 3-bedroom, 2-bath residence close to schools, transit and downtown. The corner lot gives added space to the private and treed low-maintenance yard. There is a large covered deck to enjoy no matter what the weather and a small workshop below. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity for first time home buyers.



Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584

14 magnificent acres overlooking the Kootenay River Valley and miles beyond. 3-4 bdrm, 3-bath home in the most private of private locations. A sunny year-round location, developed garden, big shop, sauna and hand built trails through an old forest. A rare find.


$179,900 G DIN


For sale by owner: Well maintained 4 Br. home with large deck, dock, fruit trees and developed garden, garage, carport, workshop. NO HIGHWAY NOISE! Sunny late into the evening, lovely tranquil walk or bicycle on Bealby Rd. or access BNR rails-to-trails out your back door, 3 minutes from Nelson. Call 250-505-5031, new price $895,000. email:

(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!


Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443



Adopt + Cute Pet = Save a Life It’s KITTEN SEASON! and KAAP has all kinds


Robert Goertz 250.354.8500

250.352.7178 520 C Falls Street Nelson

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Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814

Healthy Pets, Happy Pets

James Loeppky 250.509.0804


6 secluded acres in a unique end-of-theroad location near Slocan Lake. Simple 2-bdrm mobile home with attached carport and woodstove. The land is gently sloping with a mature forest and full southern exposure. 2 year-round creeks and multiple building locations.

Call Lev or Norm THIS PROPERTY TURNS A PROFIT With 20% down at 3.2% interest, the monthly mortgage will be just over $1,900. This property earns $2,000 per month. Why not live close to Six Mile beach and have the income from this property pay your mortgage?


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.

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The Be Good Tanyas Megan Cole {vurb} editor

May. 18th - The Librarian BC Bass Music with Soul (Opening Set by Naasko)

May. 19th - Big Jules & Friends May. 24th - Deeps & Guests Free Show May 26th - RAKIM Hip Hop Legend w/ Conscience & Ripple

May 31st - Wood n Soo Free Show June 1st - DJ Bryx, B-Ron & Yan Zombie June 2nd - DJ Shasta & Leif Jun. 8th - Aufect Party w/Self Evident, HxDB, DJ Cure & Ryan Wells

From the Lakes of Pontchartain to Ootischenia, the Be Good Tanyas have travelled the globe with music that emerged when Samantha Parton, Frazey Ford and Jollie Holland met at a Kootenay-based tree planting operation. For Parton, music had always been a part of her life. “I think I loved music even when I was in the womb,” she said. Her grandmother was a professional pianist and singer who combined blues, ragtime and a vaudevillian style to pay homage to Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich. “But the rest of my family was listening to Elton John and Billy Joel,” she laughed. It was the music of Elton John that stuck with her the most and despite attempts to learn classical music through choir and piano lessons, Parton ditched that to pursue music she was interested in. She started singing with her twin sister. “It made singing really fun because we have similar voices,” she said.

Parton had been living all over the Kootenays from Bonnington to Edgewood, but said she is constantly surprised by the journey The Be Good Tanyas has taken her on. The trio’s music has appeared on a host of TV shows from Weeds to Breaking Bad and The L Word. Trish Klein has now joined the band replacing Jollie Holland. Parton said the relationship between the women has changed a lot over the years. “We were really good friends, and then we hated each other but now we have this great sisterly relationship,” she said. The Be Good Tanyas have been on hiatus since 2008 where the band members began pursuing their own projects like Ford’s solo album Obadiah which came out in 2010. On Sunday night the women will be back in the Kootenays. “I always love coming back to Nelson because it reminds me of where we met and a time when we played music purely for the love of it,” said Parton. “I can’t wait to get back.” The Be Good Tanyas play The Capitol Theatre on Sunday night. Ticket information is available through the Capitol.

Jun. 9th - Buck 65 w/ Rhoneil Jun. 14th - Lady AK & Buck Lee Free Show Jun. 15th - Smalltown DJs June 21st - Joaquin Wolf, Kevin McAlister, Sweet P & Perching Crow

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Rakim Editor: Megan cole

In 1986, Rakim started to work with New York-based producer DJ Eric B. The duo — known as Eric B and Rakim — is widely regarded as among the most influential and groundbreaking of hip hop groups, due in no small part to Rakim’s technical abilities. The duo’s first single, Eric B. Is President was a success and got the duo a contract with the fledgling Island Records sub-label 4th & B’way. The duo’s next single, the smash I Know You Got Soul, sparked early debate on the legality of unauthorized, uncredited sampling when James Brown sued to prevent the duo’s use of a fragment of his music. It also established Brown’s back catalog as a hip musical mining ground for a new generation of hip-hop programmers. Their first full album, Paid In Full, was released in 1987. causing a stir in the hip-hop music world due to its novel sound, approach, and subject matter. Rakim pioneered a practice previously unknown to hip-hop called internal rhyming. Already an important aspect of traditional poetry, where rhymes could be found throughout the bar of a lyric which added to the rhythmic complexity of the song: “I keep the mic at Fahrenheit, freeze MCs, make ‘em colder/The listeners system is kicking like solar/As I memorize, advertise like a poet/Keep it goin’, when I’m flowin’ smooth enough, you know it’s rough.” Rakim takes the stage at Spiritbar on Saturday, May 26. Ticket information is available through the Hume Hotel. {vurb} cover by Megan Cole


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C.R. Avery began playing music professionally at the age of 17 when he toured from the nation’s capital to the far interior of Vancouver Island. The train was just beginning to gather steam. Fifteen albums and seven operas later smoke stack lightning is the eternal horizon. In the past four years, Avery has played almost every major Canadian folk festival. This year he headlined his own tour across France and opened on two major tours for Billy Bragg and Buck 65. He has performed extensively throughout North America and Europe as a beat-box poet, punk piano player and outlaw harmonica player of hip-hop with his rock ‘n’ roll band the Boomchasers or fronting the indescribable Legal Tender String Quartet. C.R. has also paid his rent as a sideman for such acts as Po’ Girl, Tons of Fun University, Sage Francis, and Tom Waits. He received accolades as a songwriter in 2007 when Los Angeles based songstress Jolie Holland, formerly of the Be Good Tanyas, covered his song Crazy Dreams for her album Springtime Can Kill You released by Anti-Records. Songwriters and poets have been stealing his best lines for years, which has never bothered Avery. His well is deep and unearthly. C.R.’s recording sessions are squeezed in between non-stop touring and other artistic outlets. He is

never afraid to experiment. Early 2010 will see the premier of Eric Mandelbaum’s film Uncertain Terms, filmed on location in New York City, in which Avery co-stars. What it all comes down to is his live act. Each one is all or nothing. CBC radio described it best by saying, “when he hits the stage, look out.” No live show could go without Avery’s recontextualization of the Delta Blues. His signature beat-box harmonica had Tom Waits growling, “he’s blowin’ my mind.” C.R. believes in the highway like Christians believe in God, or junkies believe in their next fix. Smoke stack lightning, black against the glowing moon, the eternal horizon C.R. takes the stage at The Royal on Saturday night in a show that combines music, poetry, burlesque, comedy and more. Tickets are $10 in advance and will be available at the Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and Tickets will be $15 at the door. Doors open 8 p.m.

Shambhala’s Village Stage gives a sneak peek

The Shambhala Music Festival countdown has begun and to help locals get excited about this year’s line-up and allow those who didn’t get tickets to the sold-out festival a chance to see some of the acts, The Royal is hosting a showcase of the Village Stage DJs. The Shambhala crew caught up with the DJs before the show tonight.

Mr B: You are set to play the Rock Pit for this year’s Shambhala. What is your affiliation with the Village that makes you an official part of A Night With the Village Crew?

I’d known early crew for a number of years while I lived in Calgary and started hammering nails in the Village in 2007. It was the fi rst time we restored the perimeter of the catwalks in a continuous circle around the dancefloor. It revitalized the vibe of the rotating stage days. Z-Trip played that year and the place went bonkers. I’ve been back with the Village every year since then and have played three of the last four. After relocating to Nelson in September it’s fi tting to have locals involved with the show at the Royal. A night out with homies is always welcome where I’m from.

Deeps: What can the audience expect from you teaming up with Fat Pat as The Big Dirty that they wouldn’t get with each of you individually? They get a double dose of extra fat basslines and good times. When Pat and I get together, everything gets an extra helping of grease. Layering vocals and other elements onto each other’s mixes, utilizing four turntables and two mixers to serve up fresh hearty bass biscuits. Fat Pat: How would you describe the vibe of the Village and how do you plan on mimicking that at The Royal? The vibe of the Village is comparable to 100 pounds of wiggling kittens in a 50 pound bag. There is nothing like it. With eyeball massaging bass, amazing performers, amazing people and a beautiful forest atmosphere you can’t help but be overwhelmed with warm fuzzies and the biggest grin your face has ever seen. The Village night at The Royal will simulate this atmosphere with friendly faces, a visually stunning stage installation, thick pumping PK speakers and fresh bass nuggets to kick your chestbone in its

junk.... as well as a bag of kittens. Stone Lee: What is your history with Shambhala and PK Sound? What did it take for you to get booked to play the Village for 2012? When I fi rst got involved with Shambhala and PK I was hanging out a lot with Fat Pat, and in awe after my fi rst Shambhala. I thought it would be fun to get my hands dirty and give back to this festival that had already given so much to me. Well that was many moons ago now and I’ve been volunteering in the village every year since. Around the same time, I started helping Fat Pat with the stage design for PK shows. What started out with just Pat doing them, to me helping him, has grown into a full blown stage design crew called the Space Invaderz. I just put in my time knowing that something good would come if it. And this year it did in grand form. Playing the Village is a dream come true, and I don’t know how many times I’ve been in the DJ booth at the Village picturing Stone Lee at the helm of the bass beast. Work hard and dream. I dropped the pebble, now the ripples are making their way across the pond.


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your playlist It’s Thunder And It’s Lightning by We Were Promised Jet Packs This song is a few years old now, but the old saying ‘an oldy but a goody’ fi ts well here. We Were Promised Jet Packs is a Scottish band that has been around from the early 2000s. It’s one of those seemingly simple songs but the more you listen to it the more it builds and you hear the driving drum beat and strong vocals.

Get Free by Major Lazer featuring Amber of the Dirty Projectors (various remixes) Major Lazer is a DJ duo made up of Diplo and Switch who were introduced after working with M.I.A. This song also features vocals from Amber Coffman of US band the Dirty Projectors. Now, electronic music haters, suspend reality for a minute and check out this song. It may easily end up on repeat on your iPod in a matter of minutes.

Not my Name by The Ting Tings There aren’t many musical duos left out there. Jack and Meg ended their run as the White Stripes and we all know what happened to Sonny and Cher. The Ting Tings are a British duo who make some of the catchiest, dance worthy tunes out there.

Think That You Might Be Wrong by Great Lake Swimmers Goosebumps and chills fi lled The Royal last week when Great Lake Swimmers took the stage last week. This beautiful song was part of the line-up and is one of the beautiful ballads on their newest release New Wild Everywhere.

Naked Kids by Grouplove Sand, sandals, skinny dipping and beaches could anything be more appropriate for a summer anthem? This catchy song by American band Grouplove will get your toes tapping and there is a chick in the band!

Get ready for this Sunday’s Be Good Tanyas’ concert with one of their classic songs which has appeared on shows like Weeds.

Girl by Beck Okay, yes Beck is a weird guy. But you don’t have to agree with his religious views to know that the guy has major talent and this is a favourite Beck tune. 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@


Buddy Wakefield Buddy Wakefield is the two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion featured on NPR, the BBC, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, and most recently signed to Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records. In 2004 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Finals thanks to the support of anthropologist and producer Norman Lear then successfully defended that title at the International Poetry Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands against the national champions of seven European countries with works translated into Dutch. In 2005 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Championship again and has gone on to share the stage with nearly every notable performance poet in the world in hundreds of venues internationally from The Great Lawn in Central Park and Scotland’s Oran Mor to San Quentin State Penitentiary, House of Blues New Orleans and First Avenue. In the spring of 2001 Wakefield left his position as the executive assistant at a biomedical firm in Gig Harbor, WA, sold or gave away everything he owned, moved to the small town of Honda Civic and set out to live for a living, touring North American poetry venues through 2003. He still tours full time and considers annual Revival tours with Derrick Brown and Anis Mojgani, as well as separate tours with Ani DiFranco, to be the highlight of his career thus far. Born in Shreveport, LA, mostly raised in Baytown, TX, now claiming Seattle as home, Wakefield has been a busker in Amsterdam, a lumberjack in Norway, a street vendor in Spain, a team leader in Singapore, re-delivery boy, candy maker, street sweeper, bartender, maid, construction worker, bull rider, triathlete and a sucker for anything unfolding. And for peanut butter. And hygiene. Wakefield is a writer, the elated son of a guitar repair woman, wingman of Giant Saint Everything, and remembers Kirkwood, NY. Sanborn too. Wakefield, a board of directors member with Youth Speaks Seattle, is honoured to be published internationally in dozens of books with work used to win multiple national collegiate debate and forensics competitions. An author of Write Bloody Publishing, Wakefield is known for delivering raw, rounded, high vibration performances of humor and heart.

Wakefield will take the stage at the Capitol Theatre on Monday, May 28. Tickets are $15 and are available through the Capitol box office or For more information visit

Welcome to the world of wines Nanci Suuban Special for {vurb}

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Welcome to my first column, and the fascinating world of wine. As Ernest Hemingway said, “Wine offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than possibly any other purely sensory thing which may be purchased.” Wine is a natural accompaniment to food and fun. It enhances our gastronomical experiences as well as making an event more festive and memorable. Where would a wedding toast be without the celebratory bubbles? A baguette with fine cheese just isn’t as delightful without the bottle of wine. Of course these experiences are enriched with a little wine knowledge. A lot of people already have a firm grasp on the intricacies of wine. Gone are the days when wine knowledge was inaccessible to but a few. Now everyone weighs in on the subject, and most are hungry for more learning. My training was with James Cluer, master of wine with the Wine and Spirit Educational Trust. Wow, was that an experience! Of course there are many ways to become more educated in the world of wine. There are wine magazines galore, sommelier courses, articles in newspapers, and the web. The information is never-ending which makes it both challenging and interesting.

There are ways to fill your head with facts, but I find the best way to appreciate wine is to taste it, and taste a lot of it! No need to guzzle, small sips will do! Each bottle represents the sweat and passion of numerous people, mainly the grape grower, and the wine maker. We are the lucky ones to have the pleasure of uncorking the secrets inside each bottle, searching for its characteristics, nuances and individuality. There are plenty of opportunities for tasting in our area. We have three wineries in our own backyard that offer public tastings: Columbia Gardens near Trail, and Skimmerhorn and Baillie-Grohman in the Creston Valley. It’s not a long drive to the Okanagan Valley with its plethora of fabulous wineries. A weekend romp there could be just the ticket for tantalizing the palate. Also in October the New Grand hosts its gala wine tasting, and on June 2 Trail offers The Art of Wine, another great tasting event. Don’t forget, its always fun to get together with friends for you own wine night. Like the realtor’s adage, location, location, location, we wine enthusiasts can have our own motto: taste, taste, taste! I hope you’ll join me in the next issues when I’ll speak on specific wines and other key facts and features as we continue to explore the wonderful world of wine.


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It’s the long weekend, and let’s be honest... there’s going to be drinking involved. Why? Well quite simply, you deserve it. I’m not trying to romanticise drinking. Remember these wise words before listening to this playlist: “Everything in moderation.” After you listen to this one, when that sun is beaming down upon your head and you crack that 26th well deserved beverage, you might be intoxicated. I’m talking needing-subtitles when-you-speak-intoxicated. Enjoy! Presidents of The USA: Cleveland Rocks – Little bit of peppiness to start things off. You’ll recognize this one as the theme for one of the greatest TV comedies ever

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made; The Drew Carey Show. If you don’t agree with that statement, I will fight you. CLEVELAND ROCKS. Spirit of The West: Home for a Rest – This tune’s been on ever “jock-rock” playlist ever conceived. I’ve been gone for a month; I’ve been drunk since I’ve left. Has never sounded as good as when you’re half way done a drink. The Champs: Tequila – Classic song from the 60’s. Instrumental.... Horns.... Tequila!!! The Black Lips: Lock and Key – This song will make you want to buy a pack of smokes, some Budweiser (aptly mentioned in the song), and look as hardcore as possible while dabbling in both. This might be harder for some people. Pro-tip: Aviator sunglasses can make a kitten look hardcore. You’re welcome. Replacements: Beer for

Breakfast – One of the most influential punk bands from the 80’s. This is pure, unadulterated fun. The Strokes: Last Nite – These Indie heavyweights know how to party and craft a catchy tune! Just don’t screw with lead singer Julian Casablancas when he’s on stage with a bear in hand... He spits some venom. Irish Rovers: Wasn’t That A Party? – This tune explores the dark side of drinking with hilarious consequences... Will we ever learn? Stevie Wonder: Superstitious – A feel good song. Look around you. You’re with your friends. You’ve got mo-town, you’ve got the sun, and you’re alive. Can’t get much better than this. George Thorogood: One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer –Well this just HAD to be on here. eight minutes of pure heaven.


Kristy Chapman Packrat Annie’s

For today’s book review I decided I would look through the shelves of Packrat Annie’s and pick a book to read and review just for that purpose. The book I chose was A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka. I found that I really did enjoy this book. It is Lewyka’s first book and I will say she did a good job of keeping me interested and eager to find out what happens. It is about an elderly man who decides to marry a much younger woman and how his family feels about it as well as how he ends up feeling about it.

I really liked how the mans daughters were brought into it because it made me think about how we all do start sticking our noses into our parents lives, most often out of love but it still could be considered snooping. This book could have been written in a heartbreaking way because of all of the family history that was brought into it, but instead it was actually quite amusing and factual. Interwoven through this story is the old mans book that he is writing on the history of tractors which actually ends up being quite interesting as well. So, even though I really had no idea about this book I found that I liked it and would happily recommend it.

This week Reo’s salutes the Boys of Summer. Even if you are not a fan, these perennial favourites tell some great stories. Here are a few of our favourites:

Field of Dreams - (1989) The Natural - (1984) Bull Durham - (1988) The Sandlot - (1993)

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It was a trip to Italy and living on Vancouver’s culturally diverse Commercial Drive that inspired what would eventually become Nelson’s Little Miss Gelato. Owner Amy Robillard didn’t have a background in the culinary or pastry arts before she took on gelato production. “I was in public relations and then I was an English teacher in Japan,” she said. “I wanted to come to Nelson but I knew the job market was slim pickins and I’d also heard that it was really supportive of entrepreneurs.” Seeing that Nelson didn’t have locally made ice cream or gelato, Robillard thought Little Miss Gelato might be a good fit for the community. “I took a course in Vancouver but it was a lot of trial and error to get the recipes down pat,” she said. She had even bought her ice cream machine before knowing how to make the product. “The first batch was OK, actually. I met a man over the phone from New Jersey who was a gelato guru and via email he responded to a lot of my questions,” she said. Robillard first considered having a storefront for Little Miss Gelato but instead found a few local businesses like Grounded and Save-On-Foods to give her new product a try. “I basically started off with six flavours like chocolate, coffee, strawberry and lemon mint,” she said. “Now depending on the time of year I have anywhere between six and 25 flavours going,” she said. Instead of having all the locations that carry her product stocked with the same varieties, Robillard tries to make sure everyone has different flavours. “Pixie Candy only has stuff for Pixie Candy and Grounded has stuff that is only for Grounded,” she said. Little Miss Gelato has now expanded into Kaslo, the Kootenay Co-op, and Robillard will also be at the Cottonwood Market.




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½ cup graded herbed Gouda cheese Steps: Bring pasta to a boil and cook till al dente. Dice tomato, sprinkle with salt and pepper, toss in a bowl and set aside. In a cast iron skillet, sauté garlic and chili’s with ¼ cup of olive oil on medium heat for a few minutes. Add cooked pasta to oil mixture, lightly toss and transfer to a large boil. Add chopped herbs, arugula, spinach, tomato, the remaining olive oil, and a generous squirt of lemon. Toss again and serve in a shallow bowl with a small handful of creamy Gouda cheese on top.

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Arts and Entertainment Listings ON STAGE

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 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.

On Monday, May 28 at the Capitol Theatre two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion featured on NPR, the BBC, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, and most recently signed to Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records, Buddy Wakefield takes the stage. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available through the Capitol Theatre box office or online at

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 LloydWebber and Tim Rice’s rock opera mas-

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terpiece 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@gmail. com.

MUSIC Head down to The Royal on Friday, May 18 for an evening with the Village Crew from Shambhala Music Festival. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door and at Doors open at 10 p.m. On Friday, May 18 at Spiritbar The Librarian with Naasko takes the stage. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available through the Hume Hotel.

Sold at Co-op, Fisherman’s Market and Burrell’s Grocery – served at Oso Negro and BiBO

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. 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.


New members always welcome.

On Saturday, May 19 at The Royal is hosting the Madison 22 Review fea-

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

Wednesdays at Bogustown Pub is hosting trivia night. Begins at 7 p.m.

7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Prestige Lakeside Resort

Enjoy music and wings every Friday night at Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw with Olin and Rob. Big Jules takes the stage at Spiritbar on Saturday, May 19 with Shasta. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information is available through the Hume Hotel.

Celebrating 10 Years of Happy Baking

On Sunday, May 20 the Capitol Theatre presents the Be Good Tanyas. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available through the Capitol Theatre box office or online at capitoltheatre.

Notice of NELSON LEAFS HOCKEY SOCIETY Annual General Meeting

The Fabulous Chairs from Rossland are at the Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw on Saturday, May 19. Sandman Hotel – Castlegar June 1 & 2

turing burlesque, poetry and C.R. Avery. Tickets are $10 in advance and are available at the Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and Tickets will be $15 at the door. Doors open 8pm. At Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw on Sunday, May 20 Tom Keenan will take the stage. On Tuesday, May 22 at The Royal Rafferty Funksmith takes the stage. There is no cover and doors open at 9 p.m.

Every Wednesday at Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw it’s Mexican night with the three amigos and guests. Music starts at 7 p.m. On Thursday, May 24 at Touchstones Museum and Gallery Ali and Johnny will take the stage in Gallery A. The duo takes music they love and creates new arrangements for their own instruments--violin and clarinet. The unique program will blend duos from the classical repertoire spanning four centuries with folk tunes from Hungary, Spain, Sweden and Canada. The concert will take place in the intimate setting of Touchstones Nelson, surrounded by Deborah Thompson’s striking exhibition, Tales from the Underworld. The show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation, and entry to the museum is also by donation.

Prospero Pottery is hosting Prospero the Sha Bang A Bang Show an Sale on Thursday, May 24 from Noon to 8 p.m. Come check out the studio and lots of new spring pots. The studio is located upstairs at 324 Vernon Street. The second annual Oxygen Art Market will take place of May 25, 26, 27 at Oxygen Art Centre at 320 Vernon Street via the back alley entrance. Hours are: Friday from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Once again fabric artist, Kate Bridger and friends are hosting a Fantastic Art Sale at the Hume Hotel in Nelson on June 1 and 2. This year, Bridger is joined by local painters Susan Parr, Marilyn McCombe and Tea Preville. All work will be on sale for up to 70 per cent off original prices. The two-day event opens in the Emporium Room at the Hume Hotel on Friday, June 1 and runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Add your events to our new online calendar at or email vurb@ For concert announcements and more like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Nelson Star, May 18, 2012  

May 18, 2012 edition of the Nelson Star

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