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Friday, June 8 • 2012

Vol. 4 • Issue 98

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Provincial Politics

Kaslo resident feels brunt of Bennett e-rant

Pioneer Profile remembers the life of Dr. Ken Morrow See Page 5

‘We’re not out of this yet’ Relentless rains cause problems within city limits and in the regional district and despite partial relief Thursday more trouble is expected over the weekend

SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

A Kaslo man was at the receiving end of one of Kootenay East Liberal MLA Bill Bennett’s infamous explosive emails last week. William Wells, a former longtime councillor of the Kootenay-Boundary branch of the BC Institute of Agologists, wrote Bennett to criticize a decision not to recommend a ban on cosmetic pesticides. Bennett, chair of the Special Committee of Bill Bennett Cosmetic Pesticides, respond to the email saying: “I am pleased to hear that you can read and encourage you to put your skill to work reading the Special Committee’s Report. Perhaps even an old dog can learn a new trick!” Wells emailed Bennett a second time to say indeed he had read the report and felt the findings relied too heavily on studies from Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency rather than considering the views of industry professions such as himself. To that, Bennett retorted: “Sorry, I’m not a conspiracy theorist. I’ll take the 350 scientists at Health Canada Story continues to ‘Mungall’ on Page 4

Regional district crews and residents worked to divert water that crossed the Burlington Northern trail above Gore Street due to a blocked culvert on Mountain Station Road on Wednesday afternoon. Bob Hall photo SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

Heavy rainfall kept city and regional district crews on their soggy toes Wednesday. The BC River Forecast Centre put the West an East Kootenays on flood watch Wednesday, elevating the high streamflow notice it issued two days earlier. That prompted the Regional District of Central Kootenay’s Emergency Operations Centre to operate at Level 3 status, which it

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will likely maintain throughout the weekend. “We’re monitoring all major waterbodies in the region,” said Bill Macpherson, EOC spokesperson. “We’re not out of this yet.” Sun broke through the clouds Thursday morning, but more rain was expected Thursday evening through to Sunday. The only major evacuation needed Wednesday was in Crawford Bay when a dyke failed just south of the village centre. Six-

teen homes and businesses were affected. There were also some significant road closures. The SalmoCreston pass was closed Wednesday from about 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. when 30 cm of snow fell in less than six hours. That caused twosailing waits at the Kootenay Lake ferry. Highway 3A was washed out and closed near Grey Creek, and Story continues to ‘City’ on Page 14


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The new regional committee charged with revamping the area’s transit system gathered at City Hall Wednesday to start putting together the pieces of the puzzle. Two years ago BC Transit approached local governments with the idea of better tying together the services from Nelson to Trail to Nakusp. On Wednesday, the inaugural meeting of local government leaders gathered to start hammering out the details. The inter-regional schedule and fee system is expected to be implemented later this year. “At that point it will be up to us to sell it as a transit system for all of the West Kootenay,” said Castlegar mayor and committee chair Lawrence Chernoff. Also present at the inaugural meeting was BC Transit president and CEO Manuel Achadinha who complimented those in attendance for their “local government leadership” which enabled the process to get to this point. ROSLING REAL ESTATE

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An elderly man drowned in Slocan Lake after reportedly driving his car down the boat launch in Slocan and into the water Wednesday morning. Slocan Lake RCMP say the body of the 76-year-old vic-

tim was found below about seven feet of water under the wharf, which runs parallel to the boat launch. It appears the man was able to escape his submerged vehicle, but did not make it out of the water. RCMP investigated the scene throughout Wednesday afternoon and will notify

next of kin before the victim’s name is released. Nelson RCMP Staff Sgt. Dan Seibel said officers interviewed witnesses who were near the lake when the incident occurred around 8 a.m. “He was alone in the vehicle, so there’s no indication of foul play,” Seibel said. “Whether he drove into

the lake intentionally or by accident, it may never be known.” A local towing company assisted RCMP in pulling the vehicle out of the water. Search and Rescue and local fire crews helped search the lake for the body. The BC Coroners Service is also involved in the investigation.

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Trial dates set for Nelson doctor GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

A Nelson doctor accused of tax evasion will stand trial in April and June 2013. Dates were fixed Tuesday in Nelson Provincial Court for Dr. Warren Fischer who faces three counts each of making false statements and evading tax payments in 2006, 2007 and 2008. He is expected to return to court on January 23 for a trial confirmation hearing. The trial itself is scheduled for April 22-25 and June 24-27. Federal crown prosecutor Rob Brown tried to present Fischer with disclosure documents Tuesday, but he declined to accept them. Judge Lisa Mrozinski stopped Irene Maus-Gravenhorst of the Sovereign

Dr. Warren Fischer leaves the Nelson courthouse Tuesday. Sam Van Schie photo

Squamish Nation as she began to make a statement on Fischer’s behalf. “This case is dismissed. Thank you

very much,” Maus-Gravenhorst told the judge. “I claim sovereign status,” Fischer said. “You have no jurisdiction over me.” Fischer, the co-founder of the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences, was charged in March and pled not guilty. Many of his supporters were in the courtroom Tuesday. Maus-Gravenhorst previously said Fischer is an ambassador for the Sovereign Squamish, which claims “freedom from taxes pursuant to legislated common law jurisdiction governance.” While the sovereign citizen defence has been used before in tax evasion cases, no court has accepted it. Chief Gibby Jacob of the Squamish Nation told the Star the Sovereign Squamish have “no standing within the nation at all.”

RDCK declines to be Osprey ‘conduit’ GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

Nelson’s Osprey Community Foundation won’t be able to rely on the Regional District of Central Kootenay to help distribute funds to community organizations. The board last month refused to get involved, saying its staff had enough on their plates and shouldn’t be a “conduit” to flow money for foundations. Canada Revenue Agency insists foundation grants go to “qualified donees,” which includes registered charities, municipalities and other local governments. Groups that don’t have

charitable status can partner with ones that do — and for that reason, the Osprey foundation approached the regional district, which operates in rural areas that don’t have many qualified donees. However, directors doubted they had the capacity to handle the requests, even if they charged an administration fee. “It’s too cumbersome,” said Nelson mayor John Dooley. “It would be an additional burden to our staff.” Although chair John Kettle was willing to entertain further discussion following a presentation by foundation chair Tom Murray, the board

rejected the idea. Kettle said an additional concern was liability associated with the actual projects receiving funds. “The foundations are probably going to have to develop a template where none of the contingent liabilities travel through,” he said. “If we write a cheque, we’re part of it, yet we have no say over how the program is administered.” He noted the foundation can still approach individual municipalities, and believes other alternatives exist to ensure the funds reach their intended recipients. Slocan Valley director Walter Popoff and alternate rural Nelson director Pega-

sis McGauley voted against the motion to deny the request. The Osprey foundation estimated 10 grants or less would require the RDCK’s participation each year, but directors worried once the precedent was set, the number would take off. The Osprey foundation has an endowment fund of over $6 million, and in 2010 granted more than $160,000. A decade after its birth, it’s the sixth largest community foundation in BC. Three affiliate community funds operate under its wing, serving North Kootenay Lake, and the Salmo and Slocan valleys.

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Mungall says Bennett’s behaviour ‘unacceptable’

Deadline for nominations is June June 30, 15, 2011 2012 For more information call Joan at 250-352-3218 or email at

Continued from Page 1 over the politically motivated left wing conspiracy theorists any day.” Wells sent a copy of his correspondence with Bennett to Nelson-Creston NDP MLA Michelle Mungall who says the emails confirm Bennett is biased in his support of cosmetic pesticides and the findings of his committee should be rejected. “Moving forward, the ball is in Premier Christy Clark’s court,” Mungall said. “Is she going to reject the report citing Bill Bennett’s clear bias? ... Is she also going to enact further dicipline on him for this continued behaviour of disrespecting British Columbians?”

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In 2007 Bennett resigned from a position as Minister of Mines after sending a harshly worded email to the president of the Fernie Rod and Gun Club. Then in 2009, as Minister of Tourism, he called the owner of a Fernie cat skiing operation “narrow minded and bigoted” in an email. He remained in cabinet until November 2010 when he publicly criticized thenpremier Gordon Campbell. Mungall said this is the first time Bennett’s wrath has been directed at one of her constituents. “This is completely unacceptable behaviour for any elected representative,” Mungall said.

But Wells said he has thick skin and wasn’t bothered too much by Bennett’s emails. “At least it shows he actually read them,” Wells said. “When I write to [Prime Minister] Stephen Harper, all I get in response is a generic response message thanking me for my suggestion.” Wells said he remains concerned about cosmetic pesticides being used in his community. While Nelson is one of 40 BC municipalities with bylaws preventing use of cosmetic pesticides on private property, Kaslo has not followed suit. Meanwhile, the NDP has reintroduced a private member’s bill for a province-wide

ban cosmetic pesticide use for the fourth time. The BC Union of Municipalities have twice called on the province to support such a ban, with motions in 2008 and 2010. Dozens of health organizations are also advocating for a ban, including the Canadian Cancer Society and the Public Health Association of BC. Mungall blames Bennett for the legislation not being passed. “One MLA’s bias is stopping and an entire province from moving forward on an issue,” she said. Calls from the Star requesting comment from Bennett were not returned by press time.

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Twentieth in a Series of Pioneer Profiles: Ken Morrow 1928-2012

Boyhood inspired bestseller NOW OPEN!

GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter


r. Kenneth Morrow, who turned his hardscrabble memories of growing up in Nelson in the 1930s into a local bestseller, has died at 83. Morrow was a well-regarded ophthalmologist who practiced for decades in Ashland, Wisconsin and Bellingham, Washington before becoming an author in semi-retirement. His first book, A Boyhood in Nelson, was published in 2003. Morrow said it was inspired by his grandsons, who never tired of hearing about the pranks he and his brothers pulled as kids. “Their appetite for stories led me to think about my family’s life in Nelson during the Great Depression,” he wrote in the foreword. “And so in other words, this book began with some dirty trick stories, and then turned into the tale of my childhood.” Born in Trail as the youngest of four children, Morrow never knew his father, who died shortly after his birth. A few years later, his strongwilled but fun-loving mother moved the family to Nelson, where they had a modest house on Latimer Street. The Great Northern Railway’s station was two blocks up, and Morrow and his siblings loved to help unload the baggage car — especially Friday nights when it contained gold bars — and to hike along the tracks into the mountains, where lakes, streams, and old mines beckoned. “Our biggest fear was being trapped on Second Bridge, the longest and highest bridge, where an oncoming train could catch us by surprise,” he wrote. (Eventually they lost that fear, with near tragic results.) The family grew a garden, raised chickens, and the boys spent up to three hours a day selling newspapers. They also scrounged the alleys for anything they could use or sell. “Life was a never-ending struggle until the start of World War II,” Morrow wrote. “But economic hardship doesn’t affect young children the way it does adults. We children knew we were poor, but never thought we were failures.”

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ABOVE: The Morrow family, 1934. Front: Tiny, Kenneth. Back: Bob, mother Margaret, Marge. From A Boyhood in Nelson. LEFT: In retirement, Ken Morrow turned out several books on Kootenay history.

Busy as they were, they always found the time and energy for play. In winter they skated on a backyard rink and sledded down the city streets. In summer, they swam in Kootenay Lake and played simple games. Morrow paints a vivid, honest picture of Nelson in the Depression, including the prejudices of the era — “some of it racial, some religious, and a lot of it just plain personal.” Poverty was also rampant. The city was full of destitute men who literally arrived on boxcars and often knocked on their door seeking meals — which were always provided, though the family could hardly afford to do so. (Only years later did Morrow realize how the hobos knew his home was a good place for a handout: a rock balanced on a cedar fencepost was the sign.) Morrow’s account of tasting his first chocolate bar at age 11 — eat-

ing it agonizingly slow to make it last over an hour — is particularly affecting. The first edition of A Boyhood in Nelson quickly sold out, necessitating two reprintings. All proceeds went to the Nelson museum. Other books followed: Leaving Nelson: Beyond Toad Mountain traced Morrow’s training at University of British Columbia and long career in medicine. Ladies of Easy Virtue in the West Kootenay looked at the history of local prostitution, inspired by his boyhood experiences delivering newspapers to Nelson’s Lake Street brothels. His final work, The Doukhobor People: A Tribute to Good Citizens, was launched in 2010 at a breakfast attended by many old Nelson chums. Morrow died May 25 in Seattle. His wife Dorothy, to whom he was married 60 years, will be in Nelson this summer with their three children to sprinkle half his ashes from the Great Northern’s Second Bridge.

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Friday, June 8, 2012 Nelson Star

Editorial Transit and our rural reality


ootenay politicians pieced together a transit puzzle at Nelson’s City Hall on Wednesday morning — figuratively and literally. The gathering was a kick-off for the new regional committee on transit that will eventually integrate nine separate operating systems into a single schedule and regional fare structure. There was a lot of talk of the historic importance of the day, the president and CEO of BC Transit gave a speech, and the members of Access to reliable nine the new committransportation is a tee put together lifeline that makes a giant puzzle of living in the our region to ilboondocks much lustrate the future. To the casual more convenient. observer passing by the gathering in council chambers that morning, it might have seemed like a lot of hoopla for a committee meeting. But beyond the huge puzzle pieces and grinning politicians, there was plenty of substance to the event. Canadians love their vehicles and in the rural reaches of this country that fondness is even stronger. Access to reliable transportation is a lifeline that makes living in the boondocks much more convenient. As we look around at some of the major issues facing the planet — global warming, rising gas prices, oil reserves — those days are slowly eroding. The days when every family owns two cars will eventually be a historical curiosity. Linking the communities of the West Kootenay — from Nakusp to Trail to Kaslo — is important for today, but vital for tomorrow. And that’s why there is so much ceremony around the new committee. BC Transit provided the spark two years ago, but it has taken cooperation between all the communities involved to get to this stage. That’s not always easy. Parochial politics has dominated our region since the incorporations of Nelson, Castlegar and Trail. In recent years that city state mentality has waned as leaders realize in many respects we are stronger together than apart. The committee must now sort out the details of the new partnership and that may take up to a year. Once complete, it will be up to leaders throughout the region to sell residents on the benefits of transit. In the short term, figuring out the puzzle on that societal shift may difficult, but eventually it will become our rural reality.

Slice of Life — Sam Van Schie

Cyswog, smiles and satisfaction


f you’re thinking of participating in the Cyswog’n’Fun this August, the time to start training is now. Take it from someone who entered a triathlon for the first time last summer and put off training until two weeks before. If I learned anything, it’s that it takes a lot of preparation to feel confident going into a three-sport race. Especially if, like me, you like a challenge but you’re not the greatest athlete. The first time I saw a triathlon was in 2009 when, as a reporter for this newspaper, I took photos at the finish line of the Cyswog. Seeing the way participants’ faces lit up as they ran those final steps to the end — after maybe an hour or more of pushing themselves through the cold lake and along hilly roads — I knew I wanted to experience that kind of accomplishment. So two years later I finally registered for one. I was living in Victoria at the time and working at a newspaper where my editor travelled to Ironman competitions a few times a year. If you’ve ever lived in Victoria, you know nearly everyone there is a runner or a cyclist or an athlete of some sort. I figured if I couldn’t get on the bandwagon there, I never would. In the weeks before my first triathlon, I started biking to work and convinced my editor to let me tag along on one of his lake swims, which only made me realize how unprepared I was for the race. Graciously, I’d only committed to doing the sprint distance — 500 m swim, 20 km bike and 5 km run — so, I figured I’d at least be able to finish, even if I was walking by the end of it. The night before the race, I watched YouTube videos to figure out the best way to get out of a wetsuit quickly and how to set up my transition station. The next morning

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Nelson Star reporter Sam Van Schie emerges from the swim leg of her first ever triathlon in Victoria last summer. Eli Geddis photo

I was up at 5 a.m. rubbing a new bar of Body Glide on my legs and taping packets of energy gel to my bike frame. And though I did breaststroke through much of the swim section, was passed by several cyclists more than twice my age, and walked a bit when I should have been running, I still crossed the finish line smiling. And I still wanted to do it again. This year my goal is the Olympic distance in the Cyswog — 1.5 km swim, 40 km bike and 10 km run — and I’ve already started training with the Mountain Spirit Triathlon club. Our group of beginner triathletes has been meeting three times per week since mid-May, practicing a different sport each day. Eventually we’ll start combining workouts, doing a bike ride then a run, or a swim then a bike ride. And by the time race day comes — our

coaches claim — the distance will feel easy. While I’m not counting on that, I know I’m going to feel a lot better at the start line than I did last year. For race participants training on their own, the Cyswog’n’Fun website,, has route maps posted so you can start practicing for your distance of choice. If the idea of doing the whole thing as an individual has you worried, there’s also the option of entering as a relay team. Because its the 30th anniversary of the race, the early bird entry fee is just $30 until July 7, making it the cheapest triathlon in Canada. So, get signed up and start training. I’ll see you at the start line. Sam Van Schie is a Nelson Star reporter. She can be reached at

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Letters to the Editor

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Corazon an absolute treat When I emerged from the United Church last Saturday afternoon, my cheeks hurt. That’s because I had just spent 90 minutes grinning from ear to ear as I listened to the sounds of Corazon, Nelson’s youth choir, directed by Allison Girvan. It’s no wonder all three shows were sold out. I’ve heard — and been wowed by — Corazon before, but what prompted me to catch this concert on a sunny Saturday was an invitation sent to me by manager Bill Metcalfe. In fact, all of Nelson’s cultural ambassadors received an invitation. Corazon was a great choice as Nelson’s first cultural ambassador; Bill

and Allison figured they’d take the lead in trying to connect us all in some way. It was a great idea, and no surprise, really, that community-builders such as these should think of it. I hope we can think of other ways to connect this growing group of creative people chosen to represent Nelson. I hope that the other cultural ambassadors — Angelika Werth and our current ambassador Hiromoto Ida — were able to attend. The gorgeous harmonies and infectious energy of 60-plus young vocalists were not to be missed. It was great to be included in the guest list, but then, Corazon is all about

inclusion: for the choir members, giving their best and being a part of something bigger; for their families, who must be proud of all that hard work, dedication and talent; and for the community, who get to witness and celebrate all that youthful energy and sound. We’re lucky to have Allison in Nelson, with her incredible dedication to music and to community, and we’re fortunate to have this fabulous collection of young talent in our midst. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity, and I’ll be first in line next time for a ticket. Anne DeGrace South Slocan

Maybe the previous generation had it right I am a teacher on call in School District 8. It might be best for me to say nothing. But, I need to urge readers to think very, very deeply on where BC and Canada seem headed as government everywhere at all levels plead “the economy” as the irrefutable reason why we are getting less and less from the revenues our elected servants disburse in health, education, social programs and environmental protection. I cannot believe how the world has unfolded since I

left university in 1970. The promises always made when I was young, about continuous material improvement in our quality of life, have been left behind as forgotten history. No one could have told my generation that homelessness, poverty, student debt and degradation of our country’s habitat would reach lower and lower depths of desperation over the last four decades. How did we come to this? I feel I have some pretty good grasp of the process, but it

HUGS. To the wonderful people in the Castlegar Dairy Queen who found and returned by ring. My faith in mankind has been restored. Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart. SLUGS. In response to the June 1 degrading comment in this section about squatters living in the forest and suggestion that they “get a job.” Our current economy is such that there is over 100 appplications for any decent job out there. The other 99 per cent that are left unemployed have to seek desperate alternatives. Would you prefer they be back in front of City Hall? What is despicable is your arrogance, you have the compassion of a flea. HUGS. To Dave in the Dairy Queen parking lot on May 30, for the fantastic act of kindness of fixing my blown out tire! So appreciated! The world needs more Daves who are willing to let their ice cream melt to come to the aid of a stranger’s dilemma, you made my day!

takes study of the history. I study it. Canadians may not be equal to the task of keeping their democracy and their liberties. We may have already passed our prime, and that is a hard admission for me to make, who always thought my father’s generation had made so many mistakes. Dad, you and your peers look better and better as time passes. Charles Jeanes Nelson

HUGS. To the Nelson Star newspaper carriers who delivered papers in the rain Wednesday. SLUGS. To whoever decides not to put bike lanes in Nelson and the surrounding highways in and out of town. Not a very bike friendly place and very dangerous. SLUGS. To the BC Teacher’s Union and the BC Liberals for making the 2011-12 school year one of lost opportunities for our children. Get over the squabbles, let common sense on both sides prevail and end this ridiculous dispute that has dragged on for far too long.

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HUGS. To those local teachers who managed to rise above the politics of this labour dispute and carried on through the year. Most of you did a great job with the cards you were dealt, even if it meant going against the strongarm of your union. You know who are and us parents appreciate it.

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Public Notice PAVING NOTIFICATION The City of Nelson is planning to pave either side of Cottonwood Creek Bridge, adjacent to the City of Nelson Works and Utilities Yard at 80 Lakeside Drive. As the paving is weather-dependent, it will be done on either Sunday, June 10, 2012 or the first available Sunday with good weather. The bridge will be closed to through traffic while this work is being done.

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An employee of the Canadian International College is hoping a memorial plaque will be returned to its home at Selkirk College’s Tenth Street Campus after she noticed it was missing last month. “I was just down there looking for a Frisbee that was lost in the bush,” said Kim Barker. “It’s become pretty overgrown. I used to walk by it all the time because I work on campus and would just stop and have a moment.” Barker hadn’t checked the plaque lately and when she was searching for her Frisbee she noticed it was missing. “There is a little wooden base and the plaque was screwed on to it,” she said. “The base was there and the plaque has either rotted off or was removed.” The memorial plaque was placed at the Tenth Street Campus in 1992 after a Japanese student named Shigeru drowned in Kootenay Lake near Lakeside Park. “They were out in the water, standing fairly deep but not over their heads,” said Barker. “They were talking and laughing and he went under the water and never came back up.” His friends thought he was joking but when he didn’t come back up they started screaming and panicking in Japanese.

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The plaque that remembered a Canadian International College student who drowned at Lakeside Park in 1992 has gone missing and the memorial’s caretaker hopes it will be returned.

“There was a doctor right on the beach but nobody knew what was going on,” said Barker. Barker is the only remaining employee of the Canadian International College — which brought Japanese students to Nelson — and has taken special responsibility for the plaque. She had replaced it a few years back after she noticed it

wasn’t “looking nice.” “I knew him personally. He wasn’t a friend, but I was working at the college while he was attending. Someone has to look after it. It just seems so rude that someone would take it,” said Barker. If someone sees the plaque or finds it, it can be returned to the Tenth Street Campus’ main office.

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Successful Soles 4 Souls Campaign Soles 4 Souls attracted the attention of Christie Clark, Premier of BC and Laureen Harper, wife of our Canadian Prime Minister, and in Nelson, it attracted support from Jackie Nedelec who volunteered to serve in a second year as organizer for the local campaign. She gathered up as many of her friends as possible to help, but also called on the Rotary Club of Nelson Daybreak members to help. Another international service project! Soles 4 Souls is a Nashville based charity that has distributed over 17 million shoes to 127 countries. There are regularly scheduled distribution trips to countries such as Haiti and India and volunteers may participate. Approximately 40% of Rotary Club of Nelson Daybreak members collected shoes from bins or spent a few hours sorting, tying and boxing shoes or appeared in the Shaw Cable video about this charity. Shoes are voluntarily transported by Total Delivery Systems to the BC depot operated by the Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise. Nedelec estimates that 3500 pair of shoes were donated by Volunteers sorting the donated shoes. citizens in Nelson. A special note of thanks to the following businesses that provided space for the Soles 4 Souls collection boxes, Gaia Rising, Snowpack, Streetclothes Named Desire, Cydneys, Shoes for the Soul, Valhalla Pure, Devitos, The Source, Mark’s WorkWear World and Save on Foods, Nelson Recreation Centre and City Hall. Thanks to the Chako Mika Mall for allowing the use of a vacant area for collection and sorting. A special note of thanks to Devitos who provided special tender loving care to the shoes collected at the store and cleaned them, provided new insoles and laces when required. It is greatly appreciated by the volunteers to receive clean shoes. The 2013 campaign will be held in April and Nedelec hopes to see it expanded to other Kootenay communities. For more information, visit the Soles4Souls Canada website.

Shelterbox Week June 9-16 Rotary Clubs around the world will celebrate Shelterbox Week from June 9 -16. Fortunately there is no current horriÀc disaster that is receiving worldwide media attention. Indonesia, Haiti, Japan, and the Horn of Africa get some historical mention from time to time as we all are reminded of the pain and suffering experienced by thousands of families. To date over 100,000 people throughout the world have received life saving support from ShelterBox. The goal of ShelterBox is to assist 50,000 families every year. That requires $5 million to purchase 5,000 life saving ShelterBoxes every year. Rotary International and ShelterBox have formally strengthened their joint efforts to meet this annual challenge. A new Rotary Project Partner Agreement was recently agreed to by the Board of Directors of both world-wide organizations. What started as a single Rotary Club Project in England in 2001 has now been formally endorsed by Rotary International thereby opening up the doors to 35,000 Rotary Clubs in 200 countries with a total of 1.2 million members. “ShelterBox has afÀliations in 20 separate countries with an additional 10 countries forecasted by 2015. Thanks to the Rotary Project Partner Agreement, Shelterbox can apply joint promotional programs that will improve communication to 1.2 million Rotarians and a growing list of individual and corporate donors. This will allow us to incorporate many administrative efÀciencies, saving volunteer time while sharing some basic costs. Current disasters being serviced by ShelterBox Response Teams include: Italy, following two major earthquakes; Republic of Congo where 64 ShelterBoxes were deployed following a series of explosions; Fiji where Áooding is being assessed by ShelterBox Response Teams and Peru where several hundred ShelterBoxes have arrived to assist Áooding and landslide victims. Fernie’s ShelterBox Response Team member, Andre Bloemink, has just returned home following three weeks in Peru and offers to share his experiences with any group which is interested. Call Andre at 250-423-8944; he is willing to accommodate where he is able. “Spring launches the beginning of ShelterBox Canada promotions across Canada. ShelterBox founder Tom Henderson from the United Kingdom talked to Rotarians and the general public in Toronto where ShelterBox President and Royal Patron Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall shared words of support. Tom spoke to sold out audiences in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver en route to the Rotary International World Conference in Bangkok. A ShelterBox (containing a ten-person tent, stove, water containers with puriÀcation tablets, cooking equipment, tool kit, children’s activity pack, mosquito nets, woollen mitts, scarves, toques and waterproof ground mats) costs $1,000 and includes shipping to anywhere in the world.Contributions can also be made online to ShelterBox Canada at For further information contact Shelterbox Ambassador Sheila Hart at 250-825-9241 or e-mail: 9

Annual Rotary Golf Tournament The Nelson Rotary Noon Club will be hosting the annual Rotary Golf Tournament at Granite Pointe Golf Course on Sunday, June 24. This tournament is in its 10th year and is always Àlled with laughter, camaraderie, good weather and lots of fun. The proceeds of this tournament all go back into the Nelson community to support local scholarships and the work the Rotary club has accomplished in Lakeside Park and wharf project. The tournament is a four or Àve person scramble with lunch served on the course, a delicious supper and everyone will receive a prize. There are numerous prizes on the course for longest drive, shortest drive, longest putt and closest to the pin. This is a fun tournament and the club has already put in an order for great weather. The businesses in Nelson are amazingly supportive of this event. For a meer $250, a business gets a tournament entry for one person, lunch with a fabulous Rotarian on a Friday of your choice, their company banner on any hole and acknowledgement in advertising. If this is not in the budget, a great prize donation can also be accepted and the business still receives donor acknowledgement. “I have been lucky to be in the town now for awhile and I am always amazed at the support the merchants contribute to Rotary events as well as other events in town,” says John Ferguson, tournament organizer. Everyone is welcome to particpate in the tournament. Registration is $100 per person. If you wish to reserve a golf cart, you are asked to call the pro shop at Granite Pointe directly. To register as a team or individual call the pro shop or contact John Ferguson at or 250-352-9570.

Local Rotarian Publishes Book Local Rotarian Mike McIndoe is well known in this community as the former principal of Salmo Secondary School, Trafalgar Middle School and more recently LVR. Those who worked with him or knew him as a student or parent will not be surprised to see that Mike has used retirement to take the Rotary motto “Service above Self” to heart. Mike celebrates the release of his Àrst book, Great Kids, The Traits They Share as an opportunity to give back to the local communities that have been so good to both him and his family. The experiences McIndoe garnered during his 34 years as a teacher and school administrator dealing with thousands of students and parents provides him the opportunity to speak with passion and experience on the key question: why are some kids so successful? His understanding of great kids, successful parenting styles and effective organizational leadership allows McIndoe to lead Parenting Today workshops, providing leadership coaching and write on the topics of parenting and leadership. Recently he was able to share proceeds from the sale of his book with the Nelson Neptune swim club, an organization he believes helped his own kids be successful. If you are interested in having McIndoe talk to your group or organization about the challenges facing youth today or how to help them be successful, contact him at mmcindoe@telus. net. For more information visit Mike’s website at Mike McIndoe and daughter Michelle


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Head down to the Cottonwood Falls Community Market on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a wide selection of vendors that include live plants, crafts, baked goods and more.

tary. The Nelson Refugee Committee brings you the documentary Obachan’s Garden. Slowly, layer by layer, filmmaker Linda Ohama reveals Asayo Murakami’s past, including her arrival in Vancouver, marriage, the bombing of Hiroshima and the family’s forced relocation during WWII. This documentary is sure to grip every viewer and hold them to the end of the last scene. The showing is on Friday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Self Design High, located on the secondfloor of the Legion Building, at Victoria and Stanley Streets. This is a fund raiser with a suggested donation of $10.

On June 10 the Columbia Canoe and Kayak Club is hosting a paddle on the Creston marches between the Creston Wildlife Centre and Duck Lake. The trip is an easy 4 to 5 hour paddle with lots of opportunity to see the abundant bird and wildlife along the way. For more information contact Michael McMann at 250-365-5647.

Come cheer on the local teams participating in the 2012 Relay for Life on Saturday, June 16. The Nelson Star along with teams from all over the community are raising money to help find a cure and support the Canadian Cancer Society. For more information or to donate to the teams visit asp?ievent=480816 or contact the Nelson Star.

Are you interested in how the City of Nelson’s new EcoSave program can help you save? Come to an information session on Tuesday, June 12 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort at 7 p.m. All business and residential building owners and contractors are invited to learn more about energy assessments, retrofits, and rebates. There will be door prizes and an opportunity to win a free home energy assessment valued at over $175.

The Nelson and District Arts Council have received funding from the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance through Columbia Basin Trust arts funding, to re-structure the long standing arts and cultural non-profit organization. On Sunday June 17, the Arts Council has invited community members and stakeholders to participate in identifying specific recommendations on how Arts Council can better serve community cultural needs. The Arts Council board of directors, along with governance and sustainability facilitators, Pat Henman and Deb Borsos, will spend two hours identifying specific recommendations on change, vision, principles, and goals of the Arts Council. For more information please email


The Nelson and District Credit Union’s third annual plant sale to raise funds for Cancer research is Friday, June 8 at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the Credit Union. All plants grown are donated by the staff. Come “buy” and help us find a cure.

The Nelson Technology Club is a growing, independent initiative to nurture technology advancement within the local community. Hackerspaces are creative outlets which cater to the curiosities of the enthusiasts and the skilled alike. The technology club meets every Wednesday at 207-601 Front Street.

Do you know someone who is in an abusive relationship? Do you wonder why you are in one? Do you want to understand why people stay in them or how to help someone? Community First Health Co-op’s third education series runs Wednesday, June 13 from noon to 1 p.m. at Community First Health Co-op at 518 Lake Street. The topics is: Violence Against Women: Why doesn’t She Just Leave? Lena Horswill and Anna Maskerine have been involved in the Nelson Violence Against Women in Relationships Committee examining the gaps and best practices in response to incidents against women. They have experience working directly with victims of violence as well as with abusive men. They have presented locally, provincially and internationally. Bring you lunch and join us for this free workshop in the Stoddart Room on the second floor.

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The Slocan Valley Art and Garden Tour returns Sunday, June 17 from 10 to 4 p.m. Come out and see the nine gardens that are featured in this 13th annual event. Tour brochures are available on community bulletin boards and at various businesses. Online version available at and on Facebook. Donations gratefully accepted on site. For more information, contact Ruth Porter 250-226-7349. On Monday, June 18, Braden Chown and Craig Wilkinson of Balfour Golf Course will golf as many holes as possible to raise awareness and funds for ALS. Balfour Golf Course is one of 40 golf courses located across BC participating in the PGA of BC golfathon for ALS presented by uniPHARM and Medicine Centre Pharmacies Charitable Foundation. Golf pros will golf from sunrise to sunset, non-stop to raise funds and awareness for ALS. All seniors welcome to a potluck luncheon to be

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held at the Senior Citizens’ Association Branch No. 51, located at 717 Vernon Street. Luncheon begins at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 29. For further information, call 250-352-7078 weekday afternoons. The Grassroots Grandmas are hosting tools and treasures, a deluxe rummage sale, on July 21. Proceeds from this event will go towards the Stephen Lewis Foundation in support of African grandmothers who are turning the tide of HIV/AIDS in their communities. To donate your treasures or tools to this worthy cause, contact Linda at 250-226-7304. WORKSHOPS

Vegetated (green) roof workshop on Saturday, June 16, presented by the Cascadia Green Building Council, at the natural building project in Art Gibbons Park in Rosemont. The cost is $49, including lunch. Preregister at the Building Tree, 621 Herridge Lane, info@, 250-352-7933. Passionate about food sovereignty through utilizing local materials and skills? Check out art in food technology workshops in June at Underbelly Farm in Kaslo. 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. GETTING ACTIVE

The best roller derby teams in Western Canada will be in Nelson for the Klash of the Kootenays from Friday, June 15 to 17. The top eight women’s roller derby teams will face off in a fierce three day tournament, set in southern British Columbia’s beautiful Selkirk mountains. For the schedule and more information visit their Facebook page at Best of the West: Klash in the Kootenays. 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. 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. Do you have an event you want the community to know about? Email your events to Add your events to the calendar or plan your weekend at


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Recycling has a whole new meaning at the Nelson Public Library


remember the days before recycling was part of our everyday lexicon. I was a child at the advent of tv dinners and fast food chains; recycling meant turning your bike around because you got halfway to school before you realized you’d forgotten your lunch. My kids, on the other hand, grew up with recycling. They have those three Rs down in spades. So have libraries, since Day 1. We are the original recyclers, from those early Greek and Roman scroll depositories to the first lending libraries, circa 1450. We make materials available over and over, for the education and entertainment of all. It doesn’t get much more egalitarian or environmentally correct than that. There’s a nice symbiosis, then, when others help the library with its ongoing recycling project: they get to be recyclers, too! They recycle their funds into a community organization — your library — that recycles grants into recyclable materials — library holdings. There they are: those three Rs again. In the past year or so, there has been much sym-

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biotic recycling going on, thanks to individuals and organizations (municipal, regional and provincial) that perhaps didn’t realize they were recycling — they just thought they were supporting a library. And so, recognition of these great recyclers is due.

We make materials available over and over, for education and entertainment for all. Thanks to folks who sponsor books and multimedia items (subject to approval) and get their names on bookplates, a charitable receipt and a warm-andfuzzy feeling. Of our 90 or so magazines of all kinds, some 20 — a value of more than $2,000 — are sponsored to date. Sponsors get their personal or business name on the cover, that charitable receipt, and more warm fuzzies. Let us know if you’d like to recycle your funds in this way! Two of our newest children’s magazines — Ranger Rick and Click — are sponsored through the Arthur P. Campbell project.

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large print books, health and wellness books, and a travel database for seniors — are on order. By investing in the library through sponsoring new items for circulation in the community, the Osprey Foundation gives again and again. Kudos to the Francophone Affairs Program of the Province of BC for funding a second year of acquisitions of Frenchlanguage books and multimedia titles. Vive la langue française! Vive la recyclage! Finally, kudos, thanks and warm fuzzies to the City of Nelson and the Regional District of Central Kootenay for assistance with our upgrade to the Sitka Integrated Library System, coming in August. And to the City for funding our new security system (so our recycling doesn’t just go one way). Back in the day, it was a blue-and-white one-speed bike I was recycling after my forgotten lunch. Now, both the bike world and the library world have a whole lot more bells and whistles. Thanks to our community partners, we’re cycling — and recycling — in the same direction: towards a rosy future.

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This grant, to honour the memory of a naturalist who revered the earth and all the good things on it, has also funded ornithology and natural history books and DVDs for children and adults in 2011, with plans underway to continue this year. And recently, after a well-attended workshop weekend with family relationships guru Dr. Gordon Neufeld (Hold on to Your Kids), Nelson Community Services Centre offered to put some of that wisdom on our DVD shelves, with four new titles coming to your library soon. Thanks to Columbia Basin Trust community initiatives funds (via the City of Nelson and Area E), look for new art books, instructional DVDs (learn to play your great uncle’s banjo!) and the 20-CD Rise Up Singing set, so you can recycle old chestnuts with new friends. In the summer, we’ll have some art programs for children, and in the fall, look for a special music appreciation program right in the library. And thanks to the Osprey Community Foundation, acquisitions with a seniors’ focus —magazines,

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The EcoSave Energy Retrofits program, sponsored by Nelson Hydro, launched just a month ago. Already 75 participants have registered to learn how they can “get retrofit.� Through the program, homeowners receive a home energy assessment at a reduced price. This includes a customized retrofit plan and information on how to access up to $7,000 in LiveSmart BC rebates. Even simple actions like caulking and weather stripping can make a difference. Upgrades like improved insulation and installing more efficient space and water heating systems can produce a noticeable reduction in utility bills. To help participants make those investments, EcoSave offers low-cost financing that is

CertiďŹ ed energy advisor Len Freeth (right) of City Green Solutions goes through an energy audit in the home of (L-R) Bob Hrycay, daughter Stella, wife Sara and daughter Molly. The family won a free energy assessment at last month’s garden festival in Nelson’s downtown. Bob Hall photo

repaid on your Nelson Hydro utility bills. “On-bill financing is a unique benefit of the program, but there are many others,� says Carmen Proctor, EcoSave coordinator. “For example, if you register before July 31, you get a home energy assessment for $50. That’s a very good price.� To learn more about the EcoSave program, Nelson Hydro commercial and residential customers and contractors are invited to an information evening this coming Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. EcoSave funding partners from Natural Resources Can-

ada, FortisBC, Columbia Basin Trust and Nelson Hydro will be in attendance. LiveSmart BC and Nelson and District Credit Union representatives will talk about their roles in the EcoSave partnership. A certified energy advisor from City Green Solutions will speak, as will the first official participant in the EcoSave program who has already had a home energy assessment. It’s a chance to learn about retrofits, rebates and home energy assessments. A variety of door prizes will be awarded, including free home energy assessments. Refreshments will be served.

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Touchstones of Nelson — Greg Scott

Memorial planned


Dateline June 20, 1922

urchase of the double lot on the south side of Vernon Street adjacent to the Hume Hotel lots, for purposes of a little park and beauty spot in connection with the Nelson War Memorial project, was announced by city council. The tract was bought from Thomas Sargeant for $500 from funds derived from the subscriptions to the war memorial fund made by the city. It is the intention of the committee to clear the lots of bush, and utilize the beautiful shade trees to the best advantage, benches being placed for the accommodation of those desiring rest, and the general idea of a “sunken garden” proposal being carried out. Directly opposite the little park would be the war memorial, upon a large base. The war memorial would be a thing of beauty, and confidence is expressed that the funds required to complete it would be found.

Dateline June21, 1922


ccused by his wife and by E.J. McGregor, his former bosom friend, with whom she was driving last evening, of firing two shots at them, Charles King of Nelson, who has been legally separated from his wife for the last six months, spent last night in the Provincial Gaol,

and will face a very serious charge. The alleged attempted shooting took place on the Granite Road where King is alleged to have stepped out in front of the automobile and saying something to the effect that he would “get the two of them” and firing at the pair twice with a revolver. While neither was hit, it is stated that the machine bears marks of the occurrence. “Stepping on the gas,” Mr. McGregor got his car from the vicinity in short order.

Dateline June 21, 1922


ausing bowls of water and buzzing alarm clocks to vanish, was the least of the feats of legerdemain performed at the Chautauqua last night, in the closing program of the six day’s entertainment by Richard Davis, dubbed “the master magician.” The audience was the largest of the week, but not up to the standard of previous years. No statement was made by the Chautauqua officials to obtain guarantors for a Chautauqua next year, but on the contrary it was specially announced that the Dominion Chautauqua would come to Nelson in 1923. While locally the poor attendance at the Chautauqua is attributed to the resentment at the promise made to the guarantors not to show in June, not being kept, it is reported that at other

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Dateline June 29, 1922

n the presence of nearly 1,000 people — onlookers and participants — the cornerstone of the memorial hall now being erected by the Parish of St. Saviour’s to commemorate those of its congregation who fell or served overseas, was well and truly laid last evening with full Masonic honors. While adherents of St. Saviour’s, and the general public, lined the streets opposite the new stone structure on the corner of Ward and Carbonate streets, the City Band led a parade from the Masonic Hall on Baker Street, to the scene of the ceremony. James H. Schofield M.P.P. for Trail, past Grand Master of the Masonic Grand Lodge of British Columbia, wielded the silver trowel and later, in a brief address, stated a Parish hall was first contemplated, and in 1914 the Mother’s Club undertook to raise funds for it. Even while the war claimed the member’s energies, they still kept it in view and now the results of their splendid labors were to be seen. It is fitting that this magnificent hall should be raised as a memorial to the 219 men and the three women who went from this church to the war, 37 of whom were sleeping their last sleep.

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City crews continue to monitor creeks Continued from Page 1 there was worry Slocan Valley West Road would be cut off by rising water. Macpherson expects more emergencies around the Salmo and Slocan rivers if heavy rains continue. “Historically those are the rivers that are known to flood,” he said, noting that people should be ready to evacuate those areas. In Nelson, there were some flooded basements on Wednesday. According to Nelson director of engineering Allen Fillion, crews assisted with pumping water out of the basements of two homes.

Much of their day was spent monitoring culverts and ensuring storm drains weren’t blocked by debris. The volume of water was too much for the city’s treatment plant to handle, and some of the storm water had to be released into the Kootenay River untreated. “We were seeing about double the normal level of water coming into the treatment plant,” Fillion said. Nelson crews also kept an eye on Anderson, Hume, Ward and Cottonwood It was a full-on return to winter on the Salmo-Creston pass on Wednes- creeks, which Fillion said day afternoon as the rains in the valley translated to snow at the higher elevations. The horrible conditions caused the pass to close for several Bob Muir photo hours.

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News Continued from Page 14 were extremely close to flooding. Sports fields were closed and the dog walk area my also be blocked off due to water levels. Residents in both Nelson and the RDCK are responsible for protecting their own property from water damage. Sandbags can be picked up from outside the entrance of local fire halls. “Our main concern is keeping people safe,” said Macpherson, noting people should avoid going near streams and channels during or after heavy rain. If you notice signs of river flooding, call the Provincial Emergency Program 24-hour response line at 1-800-663- The Slocan River rose quickly on Wednesday and threatened several properties along its route. 3456. Brian Moisey photo

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Nelson’s Aimee DiBella has accepted a hockey scholarship to one of the most highly regarded universities in the United States. Earlier this spring, the Nelson Minor Hockey graduate chose Colgate University in New York state as her path for the next four seasons.

“This was always what I worked for and aspired to do.” Aimee DiBella “There was interest from other universities in Canada and in the States, but I chose Colgate because of the hockey opportunity it offered me,” DiBella told the Nelson Star. “I look forward to starting my first of four years there and I was very happy that I was strong enough academically to be accepted.” Though it boasts just under 3,000 students, Colgate it is considered one of the top liberal arts colleges south of the border. The school is located in Hamilton, New York which is a community of 5,000 people with a historic downtown that rivals Nelson’s core. DiBella grew up in Nelson and played pee wee and bantam rep hockey with the boys. The hard-nosed defenceman spent two seasons with the Kootenay Wildcats

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female midget AAA team before moving onto Okanagan Hockey Academy in Penticton this past season. DiBella caught the eye of Colgate scouts while playing for OHA and on the BC team at this past winter’s national championships. “This was always what I worked for and aspired to do,” DiBella said of the college hockey opportunity. DiBella is a puck moving defenceman who is a force on the blueline. In her 54 games this season she scored seven goals, added 17 assists and lead her team in penalty minutes with 104. In her online OHA bio, DiBella marks her favourite hockey moment as a “line brawl two years ago against the Fusion.” The Colgate Raiders female team plays in the NCAA Division I’s Eastern Collegiate Athletics Conference. Nelson’s Aimee DiBella will be playing deLast season the Raiders finished with fence for the Colgate Raiders in NCAA Division 10-21-2 record and were tenth in the I hockey next season. 12-team league. DiBella is part of the “I did talk to Beth prior to making my Raiders’ rebuilding program. decision and she recommended Colgate Aimee is the youngest of Mario and as the best choice for me.” Lorainne DiBella’s five children. She Mario DiBella coached his youngest points to older sister Beth as one of her daughter for many seasons and is proud role models. Beth DiBella spent four of her latest accomplishment. seasons with Cornell — one of Col“It’s a big deal,” he said. “It’s a terrific gate’s most bitter hockey rivals — on opportunity because it opens up a whole a hockey scholarship and now works new world that she may not have had in Calgary. the chance to see. ” “My older sister has always been an Mario DiBella said playing college amazing role model in athletics and hockey in the US is the pinnacle for academics,” said Aimee. “I am proud to have made an accomplishment simiStory continues on Page 17 lar to Beth’s.

When in Rome.... by Sheila Ziola >>

n September 2011, we were fortunate enough to take a European holiday in Italy. This was truly a lifetime experience of many wonderful memories and meeting many interesting people along the way. First of all, flying is always an adventure and somewhat tiring, but we did have wonderful flights from Spokane - Seattle - Amsterdam - Rome. Aaah! We’re not sure if it was all the excitement, the endless snacks, the 4 movies, but we just couldn’t sleep. Besides, who wants to sleep while Rome awaits you ? Upon arriving in Rome, and seeing the “Nascar-like” highway drivers, we were happy that we decided not to rent a car, and thankfully, hopped into our hotel shuttle van, sped away and left the driving to the locals! We became “Euro savvy” by day 3 and were getting along nicely with our new money. After a good night’s sleep, we walked through the streets and found St.Peter’s Square which was amazing and awesome! Tickets for the Caio Roma “hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus was a great idea, and was much appreciated during the 30+c days. We enjoyed great food, good wine and plenty of gelato throughout our holiday. On day 3 in Rome we joined up with Trafalgar Tours and met our director; a lovely Italian woman who did an excellent job of informing us with Italian history and other important information. The tour group was made up of 48 people from different countries and it was a pleasure getting to know them.. We felt very special travelling around Italy in a new, comfortable, air-conditioned bus, of course, our handsome driver, “Mario” put us at ease as he skilfully negotiated the twisting mountain roads. All the tour guests were very happy to see Mario at the end of our busy fun-filled days. Touring the Vatican in St. Peter’s Square was an unforgettable experience. The magnitude of it all, artwork, sculptures and the ancient architecture is jaw dropping. We will always be grateful for this “up close & personal” experience. Next on the agenda was visiting the Colosseum. Seeing this ancient and incredibly built structure was overwhelming and left us wondering how it could still be standing after almost 2 millenia.


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Continued from Page 16 most female hockey players. The veteran coach said one of the reasons both of his daughters have had the chance is because they stuck with playing rep hockey against boys. “I would say girls need to stay in boys hockey as long as they can,” he said. “The speed of the game and the strength it takes to play with the boys hones the hockey skills you need to play at the higher levels.” Having to drive his daughter all over the Kootenays and western Canada for the last few years was a sacrifice, but one the father said was well worth it. “There is a lot of time you spend

on the road with your child that enables you to instill your beliefs,” said Mario DiBella. “You have the opportunity to say the things that are important… it’s not just about hockey.” With many young girls playing hockey in Nelson, Aimee DiBella hopes she can provide a bit of inspiration to the next generation. “My advice to young female hockey players is to achieve the highest marks possible in school to keep all opportunities open,” she said. “Off-ice conduct is also important and recognized by coaches. Follow your passion for the sport and keep your goal in mind.”

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pring fishing has provided some exciting days. May was a decent month for weather, but an even better month for fishing. Rainbows up to 23 lbs. and Dolly Varden up to 16 lbs. have been coming in lately. Although not every day has been hot, we have still seen some pretty consistent fishing. The latest local derby saw one of our guests bring in a contender. Shane Cook of Red Deer, Alberta landed a beautiful Rainbow that weighed in just under 19 lbs. to land himself a nice second place trophy. That weekend we managed to hook into over 20 fish, with the majority of them being over 10 lbs. That is quality fishing. And that’s why people come from all over to fish Kootenay Lake. The following week we had a new group out with us for a nice day trip on the lake. They managed to hook into six fish over 10 lbs., including a double header. The biggest fish weighing in at 18 .5 lbs. was landed by our friend

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Continued from Page 18 productive. But make sure to check your lines often, as they can become fouled with debris. Should be a good month for fishing if we can keep the debris off our lines. What are they biting on? Since most of the fish are coming to the surface to feed, we are mainly running our bucktail flies. We have some new products that seem to be working well. The usual flies now come with a weighted head. They are called fish skulls. This weighted head not only helps keep some of the debris off your lines, but it gives the fly a different action. And they have produced some fairly consistent fish on our boat. My favorite colors have been: Black/ white, grey/white, and green/white. Or the common numbers are: 214, 215, 221, and 228. Also using my favorite Lyman plugs and Apex lures on the calmer days. My favorites have been: black/silver, silver/gold, blue/green or lucky numbers of 10, 16, 53, 55 and the 102 of late. We’ve also managed a few fish on the downriggers. Still using the old flasher/ hoochie combo for the dollies. But we’re catching lots on my favorite plugs again down deep. Magic depths have been 40’, 60’, and 80’. The water temperature is almost perfect. Lately I’ve had readings between 51- 53 F. So, we should be in for some great fishing still. If this year’s Gerrard run is any indication of what our future holds, we should be pretty excited. Another record number of fish were counted up at the spawning grounds this year. If you didn’t get a chance to see this amazing sight, then you missed out on a treat. A total of 1,039 fish was the peak number this year. That’s a lot of fish to be in one area at the same time. Although the total number of spawners over the one month period will be closer to 3,000 fish through the spawning grounds. That’s my estimate, but it definitely blows last years numbers out of the water. Looks like we have a bright future for Kootenay Lake. Looking forward to the next few years! If you want to check out the day to day numbers that were at the spawning grounds, go to the ministry’s website for a daily count. Check it out at main/mainfish.htm. The next month should be great fishing. So let’s get out there! Kerry Reed owns Nelson’s Reel Adventures Fishing Charters. His column is featured in the Star once a month. He can be reached at 250505-4963. Find out more at

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do have confidence in: whatever the afterlife is, whether it is a heavenly city with roads paved with gold or it is a simple fading away into nothingness, it will be as it should be.

If I were to be honest with you, one of the concepts that unnerves me the most is the idea of eternity. In my finite mind, I am unable to conceive an afterlife that I would want to never end. Even if I could do everything I ever wanted to do all day, it would seem to me that eventually I would like to simply stop.

I point to Matthew 6 where Jesus says, “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

I’ve never fully comprehended why some people are so desperate to get to get to heaven because I can’t conceive of a heaven that would be eternally satisfying. You may be wondering how in the world was this guy allowed to write in the faith section. Isn’t it foundational to the Christian faith to have confidence in life in the hereafter? I’m not saying that heaven does not exist, but rather that I don’t know what it looks like. This is what I

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Although this passage is speaking about the here and now, I believe it carries into the afterlife. I don’t know what the afterlife holds. It might be so great that my mind would be blown away and I will think that I was silly to ever doubt it. However, it will be taken care of and its not my place to be responsible for it and for who is in and who is out. What I am responsible for is the pool of resources entrusted to me, the sphere of influence I have and the opportunities to bring peace and love that are the hallmarks of the kingdom of heaven. It is too easy to let this present world burn and dream about the perfection of a future heaven and forget that we can have heaven here and now, bringing it to our fellow humankind. Let God worry about the rest. What is heaven like? I don’t know. However, I do not believe the point of being a Christian is to go to heaven when you die. I think the point is to join God in bringing His kingdom of love, peace, justice and mercy (or in a word, heaven) to a world in desperate need of it.


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Business Opportunities BUSINESS FOR SALE Be your own boss publishing your own local entertainment / humour magazine. Javajoke publications is offering an exclusive protected license in your area. We will teach you our lucrative proven system, step by step by step to create the wealth that you want. Perfect for anyone FT / PT, from semi-retired to large scale enterprise. Call today to get your no obligation info packet. Toll FREE 1-855-406-1253

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/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. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

Notice of Passing

Jovenal (Ben) Bugarin 1950-2012 On Friday June 1st, 2012 Ben died peacefully at Kootenay Lake Hospital at 61 years of age after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Ben worked at KLH for 34 years, retiring in 2008. He is remembered for his wit, compassion and kindness to all he met. Ben is survived by his loving wife Marina, daughter Michelle, son-in-law Shawn and granddaughter Olivia. Funeral services were held June 5th, 2012 at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate with Father Jim Ratcliffe officiating. Thompson Funeral Services was in care of arrangements.

Donations can be made in Ben’s name to the Cancer Society.

AINSWORTH HOT SPRINGS RESORT has an opening for a full time Line Cook. Food Safe is mandatory. 5 years work experience in a similar position and 2 years minimum culinary college certiÀcation are required. Competitive wage and beneÀt package is offered to the successful applicant. Apply in person or submit resume to: or fax to 250-229-5600

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Established 1947 Established 1947




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

F/T, P/T Tractor Only. Owner Operators needed for Line Haul Contract starting July 1, 2012. Servicing East and West Kootenays. Year round work, Pd GPS mileage rate, + fuel,+ drops. FMI contact Ken at 250-417-2988 or email resume

Help Wanted

Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Owner Operators to be based at Castlegar or Cranbrook for runs throughout B.C. and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving experience/ PRINCE GEORGE training. Van-Kam Freightways’ Group of Companies We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits requires Owner Operators for runs out of our package. Prince Terminal.drivers, call Bev, 604-968-5488 or To join ourGeorge team of Professional email resume, driver’s to abstract and details of truck to: Van aKam is current committed Employment Equity and W ff ll t t or fax Wi604-587-9889 t / M t i Environmental Responsibility. Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.


We thank you for your interest in Van-Kam, however only those of interest to us will be contacted.


Help Wanted

Help Wanted


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 • • • •

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 Email: Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Book Your Classified Ad 250-352-1890 Now!

JOB OPENING GENERAL COUNSELLOR The clinical therapist will provide individual, relationship and family counselling 28 hours a week, 4 days a week. Duties will include clinical counselling and group work for men, counselling for couples and families, attendance at case conferences and consultations with other professionals.

• Degree in social work or an equivalent counselling degree with advanced clinical skills • A minimum 5 years of experience in counselling men, couples and families • Experience working with male perpetrators of violence against women an asset • Knowledge and demonstrated abilities in therapeutic group process and facilitation • Ability to provide learning opportunities and supervise practicum students • Well developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills • Experience being a member of multi-disciplinary teams • Proven ability to work well with clients, colleagues and members of the community This position requires union membership with BCGEU and completion of a successful Criminal Record Check. Wage consistent with Wage Grid set out in BCGEU Collective Agreement. Submit resume and cover letter to: Attention: Lena Horswill, Executive Director #201 – 518 Lake Street Nelson, BC V1L 4C6 Or e-mail to: Closing Date: Monday, June 18, 2012

Classified ads for items under $100 are only $1! Classified ads for items under $200 are only $2! Classified ads for items under $300 are only $3! Classified ads for items under $400 only cost $4!


Dollar Deals!

The family wishes to thank Dr. Malpass, Dr. Cochrane and the emergency doctors for their skills and compassion. Special thanks to all the nurses in emergency, second and third floor, the chemo team, home care, the pharmacy staff at the hospital and Wal-Mart. Your professionalism, knowledge and level of care was appreciated. A sincere thank you to all CWL members for the reception and all the neighbors and friends who sent food, flowers, mass offerings and messages of condolence your support and thoughtfulness has helped greatly in this time of sadness.

Is seeking an individual for the position of POOL/GIFT SHOP SUPERVISOR. Applicant must be knowledgeable in scheduling, inventory control, computer programming and customer service. A competitive wage and beneÀt package will be offered to the successful candidate. Reply in person, by fax (1-250-229-5600) or by E-Mail to Attention: Karen LeMoel

Chatters Salon is looking for a full-time hairstylist with at least 2 yrs experience and preferably a clientele. We offer benefits including medical and dental, year round paid education and a potential signing bonus. Please drop off your resume at the front desk, or email to No phone calls.





Hauling Freight for Friends for60 65Years Years Hauling Freight for Friends for Over




21 WEEK HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Prepare for a Career in Heavy Equipment Operation. Introducing our new Apprenticeship Program which includes:


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Help Wanted


Financial Services

Misc. for Sale


4’x8” Snow Bear Utility Trailer. Excellent condition. New price with attached spare tire $1300. Removeable sides. Back reverses for loading ease. Sell for $749. 480-620-7177 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

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 P/T & Holiday Relief Bartender required Royal Canadian Legion Branch 51, Nelson Please drop off resume at 402 Victoria St Attention Carol Touchstones Nelson hiring Visitor Services Coordinator for the summer. See website for details:

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 specific training.

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

Professional/ Management CERTIFIED Financial Planner Allard’s Insurance is looking for a Certified Financial Panner to join our team. Submit resume’s via email to Candace Wolbaum at

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Helping CANADIANS repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest regardless of your credit!

Qualify Now To Be Debt Free 1-877-220-3328 Licensed, Government Approved, BBB Accredited.

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

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

Merchandise for Sale

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

Fruit & Vegetables AINSWORTH HOT SPRINGS RESORT is seeking an individual for the position of

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

Merchandise for Sale

Shop Sale of various hand & electric tools, misc stuff, collection of pocket knives, razors, antique tools, hones, postcards, sewing machine, china cabinet etc, etc from $1-$100 dollars 250 505-5200

Misc. Wanted COIN Collector looking to buy Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins. Bulk Silver coins, bills etc. Call Chad 250-863-3082 (Local)

Real Estate Commercial/ Industrial Property

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

Houses For Sale HOUSE for sale on 60 x 120 double lot in Fairview. 4 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Warm, sunny location, view of lake and extensive garden. More info at: Nelson: 4 brdm house on double lot newly renovated. professionally appraised at $375,000. Open House Sat June 9th ,221 Robson St 12-4 pm 505-5525

Heavy Duty Machinery

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, time management, computer and organizational skills, be detailed and results oriented, and possess strong analytical capabilities. Must have the ability to work effectively in a highly interactive and energetic team environment. We offer a competitive salary and bene¿t package. If you believe that you have the skills and quali¿cations that we are looking for, your resume can be emailed in con¿dence by June 11th, 2012 to: As only short list candidates will be contacted, we thank you in advance for your interest.

Auto Loans or


All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

Nelson: 2 bdrm apartment avail. Immediately. NS/NP $825/mo incl. power 365-7335 NELSON: Downtown, 1 bdrm apartment Mature single adult. references NS/NP.$675./m incl util. Avail immediately 354-4779 Small 2 bdrm apartment min out of town $650/m + utilities N/S N/P 354-4381or354-7949

Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services

GUARANTEED We Will Pay You $1000 1-888-229-0744 or apply at:

Antiques / Classics

NELSON: Gyro Park, Lake View Apartment. 1 or 2 bdrm, newly reno’d, private entrance, shared laundry, clawfoot tub and internet. Semi-furnished, if needed. Park-like setting. NS/ NP References required. Available July 1st $1,000/mo all inclusive. Call 352-0776 or 505-7650

Deluxe Scooter, blue, 50cc. Great gas mileage 1 ltr/50km. Trunk, under seat storage, windshield, alarm system. Motorcycle licence not required. Brand new; stock left from closed business. $1400 Peter 250-352-1956

NELSON: Uphill Sunny 2 bdrm wood floors, gas f/p, yard. NS/NP $1000/mo + Util Avail July 1st 250-505-2103

Modular Homes


JUNE SPECIAL Brand New 16’ Wide Modular Homes. From $69,000.00

2008 Seadoo GTI130 1 owner, 3 person water craft. low hours. Dealer maintained & serviced. Cover, bumpers, trailer incl. Pkg new was $12,083 + tax, first $6,450 takes!! 250-551-3336/250-352-3942

Homes for Rent NELSON: North Shore 2 bdrm home newly renovated, incl F/S new W/D, DW. Sunny garden space, 7 min drive to town N/S, N/P long term lease references required, $1150/m + utili. Avai July 1st 825-4765 Uphill Nelson duplex: suitable for family 4 bdrm, 2 bath sundeck N/S N/P newly renowned references & DD required $1500/m + utilities avai June 1st LM 505-5188


Your Cabin on the Lake The Kootenay Queen

Office/Retail Nelson: Downtown office suite for rent. Mountain Waters building, 205 Victoria St. Good parking & lighting, quiet $375/mo. Call 250-352-6081

Shared Accommodation NELSON- Fairview: Quiet person, NS, NP, Avail Immed. Reference Required 505-4248

2 bdrm almost new suite. $800/m N/P,N/S 352-1826 Sunny Beasley small 2 bdrm suite, quiet beautiful acreage W/D N/S N/D $690/m 250 359-6669

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Nelson: Senior gentleman seeks shared accom. Can spend up to $400/m. Need to be in town or on transit route. Prefer female. Good tenant, reliable & personable. Contact Billy @352-9876

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create your own shade.

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one year out of the direct sun.

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1976 30ft cabin cruiser with a 185 merc Full galley (fridge, stove, sink, furnace, toilet) Fold down table for a queen sized bed Fold up bunk beds VHF radio Hull is sound, galley is dated. Low draft 200 hrs on new engine A great boat that needs some TLC. $12,000.00 invested, will take offers starting at $9000 Call 250-362-7681 or email for more information

Weldcraft, Hewescraft, Lund, Godfrey Pontoons Mark’s Marine, Hayden, ID 1-888-821-2200 Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

1. Reduce sun exposure between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

World’s Finest FISHING BOATS

Want to Rent

It is possible to enjoy healthy outdoor activities while in the sun:

Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

1984 Honda Interceptor VF750 classic motorcycle, red. Great shape, extra parts, shop manual. $1800 Peter 250 352-1956

Commercial/ Industrial

Suites, Lower

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

International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) is a leading global supplier, with one of the most diverse lines of lumber products in the world. The Company has operations in British Columbia, Washington and Oregon, including two sawmills in the Coastal region of British Columbia, three in the B.C. Interior, two in Washington and two in Oregon. For more information about Interfor, visit our website at www. Interfor is currently recruiting for a Purchaser/Stores Coordinator for our lumber manufacturing facility in Castlegar, BC. The successful candidate will be responsible for purchasing, organizing parts/supplies, and interaction with operations/maintenance crews while providing professional service and ensuring a safe working environment.

Auto Financing

Duplex / 4 Plex

Garage Sales

Purchaser/ Stores Coordinator

Want to Rent University Female student bilingual needs shared accommodations for July & August in Nelson or North Shore 825-9372

For Sale By Owner

Tarry’s 2121 Loff Road, Sat & Sun, June 9 & 10; 8-6, antiques, tools, lots of canning jars, lots of everything

Trades, Technical

Apt/Condo for Rent COTTONWOOD CREEK INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY LIVING: Two bedroom apartments available immediately. Bright, spacious, and clean apts. on a 1 acre setting. Beautiful community gardens, green space with Cottonwood Creek as your soundscape. Pets considered. Laundry on site. On bus route or a short 10 min. walk from Nelson. or 778 9620500 $900 + utilities with hardwood floors (2 bdrm) $850 + utilities (2bdrm)

Large A/C Office downtown Nelson $750/m including utilities 354-4381 or 354-7949 Smaller A/C Office downtown Nelson $350./m including utilities 354-4381 or 354-7949

Night Audit

Trades, Technical


4 Houses on 5 acres min out of town $750,000. to be viewed on Property Guys Nelson #30980 354-4381 or 354-7949

Applicant must possess a background in computer applications, accounting/bookkeeping and be willing to work on their own within a team environment. A competitive wage and beneÀt package will be offered to the succesful candidate. Reply in person, by fax (1-250-229-5600) or by email to Attention: Karen LeMoel





Responsible female looking to rent 2 bdrm house or apt for July 1. Yard preferred. $700 - $800 incl util. 354-4891 or 825-9626

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

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent


1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557

Nelson Rental Bright, quiet 2 bedroom lake view, walking distance to town W/D N/S N/P $750/mo. Available June 1st.

250-352-5634 or 208-304-5297

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


Friday, June 8, 2012 Nelson Star

Did you know? The first patent for a bent wire paper clip was awarded in the United States to Samuel B. Fay, in 1867. The clip was originally intended primarily for attaching tickets to fabric, but was recognized that it would also work with paper. During the war Patriots in Norway wore them in their lapels as a symbol of resistance to the German occupiers and Nazi authorities. Neat huh?

Nelson Christian Community School


Now accepting registrations for for Grades K-7

• free all-day kindergarten • academic excellence • integrating faith and learning • safe and accepting environment • small class size • developing global citizens • affordable tuition can be used as a donation for tax purposes

Contact us for more information: 810 – 10th Street, Nelson, BC V1L 3C7 Phone: 250-352-0565 • Fax: 250-352-0546 Web: • Email:

Megan Cole photo

Twenty-Five Years of Skipping


Nelson’s Rhythm Ropers celebrated their 25th anniversary last weekend with performances at L.V. Rogers Secondary School. The show highlighted the skills of ropers young and old. The crowd was wowed with jumps, flips, tricks with multiple ropes and speed. The Rhythm Ropers have performed across Canada and compete against teams from all over the world.

A long established wholesaler of fine Persian and Eastern imported handmade wool and silk carpets has been seized by creditors. Their assets are ordered to be sold by auction liquidations.















June 30 - July 9, 2012


PUBLIC AUCTION 2 PM • VIEW FROM 1 PM Masterpieces of wealth caliber LARGE WOOL AND SILK • PERSIAN & ORIENTAL RUGS Plus many more from other corporate contracts:

Traditional As Well As Contemporary, Turkoman, Large Silk Tabriz, Kashan, Shiraz Gashgai, Antique Sirjan, Saroug, Meimehi, Chobi, Fine Nain, Tibettan, Tribal Balouch, Moud, One of a Kind Village Rugs, Runners, Oversized and Many Large Dining & Living Room Sizes.


Terms: Cash, Visa, MC, Amex, and certified cheques. 15% Buyers premium plus HST in effect. Some items in advertisement are subject to prior sales/error/omissions. All sales are final. For more info call 1.604.808.6808. Licensed auctioneers.

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YOUTH CLINICS July 2 - 4 Meet and learn from some of the greatest female softball players! Girls and boys ages 8 - 16.

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Come out and spend the day with Softball BC’s Learn to Play instructors. Girls and boys ages 5 to 10.

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Sports Junior Golf

Renwick nabs a solid second

We Love Your Pets & They love Us!


Animal A niimall Hospital

Little Stumbles in Round Two

Healthy Pets, Happy Pets

250.352.7861 2124 Ymir Road

A tough second round at the PGA British Columbia assistant’s championship at the Vernon Golf and Country Club left Granite Pointe’s Rob Little out of the money earlier this week. Little opened the two-round event with a solid 69 that had him in fifth place, but followed it up with an 81 that dropped him to 24th. Brad Clapp of Chilliwack blew the field away with rounds of 63-64.



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

Kevin Mitchell photo

Pets Available for Adoption

Valhalla Path Realty 280 Baker St., Nelson, BC

(250)354-4089 STYLISH TOWNHOME

Granite Pointe’s Nolan Renwick finished second in the 14-and-under division and 10th overall at the threeSam Dobrin photo round Creston tournament. BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

Rain and wind greeted 28 of the best junior golfers from the West and East Kootenay over the weekend at the three-round Johnny Bucyk Championship in Creston. Granite Pointe’s Nolan Renwick and Carson Arcuri were in the mix as the young golfers teed off in a gruelling weekend that included two rounds on Saturday and one on Sunday. Renwick opened strong with an 85 in the morning while Arcuri struggled with a 96. In the second round of what was a very long day for the juniors, Renwick ballooned to a 97 and Arcuri managed to better his opening round by six strokes with a 91. On Sunday morning both Renwick and Arcuri put together their best rounds of the weekend, shooting 82 and 87 respectively. Renwick’s three-day total of 264 was good enough for second place in the 14-and-under division and 10th overall. Arcuri’s 274 total landed him in 16th overall. Kimberley’s Jared duToit took medalist honors for the weekend with rounds of 73, 77, 71 for a total of five over par. Du Toit made very few mistakes over the three rounds and his putting was outstanding.

Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814


Enjoy your life in this well laid out split level townhome only 1 km from Nelson on the North Shore. Stylish 3 bedroom, 2 bath corner unit with beautiful lake views from 2 decks. Covered parking. Well maintained strata community with forested acreage behind. Excellent value.

Call 250-551-1053 for information or visit:

Adopt + Cute Pet = Save a Life Adopt a rescue pet! KAAP has many cats, kittens, dogs and puppies still looking for their forever homes. They are wonderful pets, just needing to be given a chance at a good life. Call Daryl at 250551-1053 for more information on any of these, or check our web site at for more pets.

DORA is just one of many beautiful kittens in foster care with KAAP. She is sweet, loving, and will make a great companion. KAAP has kittens of all colours, fuzzy and short hair.

Call Wayne 712 HOOVER

Robert Goertz 250.354.8500


A heritage classic that has been updated to today’s standards while maintaining the original detail work. Loaded with charm, you won’t be disappointed with this brilliantly renovated beauty from the past that has updated mechanical systems and features a new kitchen.


Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584


Just a short walk to the golf course, school and parks this 4 bed split level home offers instant appeal. Thoughtfully maintained inside and out and recent upgrades makes this a stand out amongst houses in this price range. If you have been looking for a solid home at a great price your search is over.


Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443

James Loeppky 250.509.0804




is an amiable senior (8 years old) Shepherd, with a touch of arthritis, needing a loving retirement home (without cats). He is quite the character and cute as the dickens.

Taking in the 180 degree view this home is sure to put a smile on your face and some cash in the pocket. Both floors offer 3 bedrooms and are separately metered. Many upgrades have been done over the years and have been a great income producing property. Investment or a home with help make your dollars make sense.

GINGER is a 4 year old Boxer – Caucasian-Ovcharka – Maremma. She is recuperating from knee surgery, covered by KAAP, and will make a wonderful family pet.

Call Lev or Norm GREAT VALUE ON HALF ACRE NEAR SALMO This flat half acre lot is well treed with a nice garden. The 1993 Mobile is in good condition with 2 large bdrms & 2 bathrooms. Wood-burning stove in the living room, nice sundeck overlooking the backyard. Bonus 24’x30’ workshop with two secure storage rooms. This property also has its own well. Truly, a nice and affordable package.


Yara Chard 250.354.3382


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

Call Yara or visit

JERRY is a 14 month old purebred Shepherd, needing a home with the time and experience to help him with obedience training and to become the great dog he is meant to be.


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RHC Realty

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



A rustic Riondel waterfront Lease lot Cabin. 121.42 feet of beach frontage by 300 feet in depth. Treed, sloping lot with views of Purcell Mountains across the Lake. Recreation getaway. MLS# K204586

Helping Local Kids



This home was quite simply built for entertaining. Spacious rooms grace the main floor, including a large family and den, and virtual all of it faces the lake. This is a three bedroom, 4 bath home with decks and stairs cascading down to the lake. MLS# K213337

Enjoy ultimate privacy at Harrop with over 600 ft of Kootenay Lake frontage with beach, wharf & boat moorage. Newer ranch-style home with 2 bedrooms, den, vaulted ceilings & plentiful windows. Huge sundeck, lawn area, plus much more! MLS# K211046

Offered for the first time is this beautifully upgraded Villa at Granite Point. A 3 level, 1,644 sq ft, 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath corner unit with attractive features, sun drenched deck, close to golf course, and Art Gibbon Memorial Park.

Call Alan $165,000

Call Dave $1,195,000

Call Glen $549,000

Brady @ The Property Lab Team $320,900





Beautiful custom designed home on 5.7 acres of rolling pasture in Procter, with mountain views. Commercial grade kitchen, media room, games room, chalked full of quality craftsman woodwork and built in cabinetry. MLS# K213444

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

27 year old home with L-shaped floor plan has living spaces away from bedrooms. Two bedrooms up, and one more down. Three baths, gas fireplace in living room, family room, garage and workshop down. Deck and patio too.

MLS# 212042

MLS# K213314

Call Christine $1,490,000

Call Laura $369,777


4 bedroom, 3 bath home located on just less than 2 acres of privacy in Corra Lynn Heights, subdivision. Double garage, workshop space, patios/decks, all just 10 min. from Nelson, makes this an appealing opportunity! MLS# K213119


New Price

MLS# K210877

A quality built home offers an open main living space with a gourmet kitchen, F/P, exposed timbers concrete countertops, tile & hardwood floors, 4 bdrms, 4 baths, and fully landscaped. MLS# K210727

Tad @ The Property Lab Team $599,950


New Listing

3 bedroom Rancher with breathtaking lake views located along a much desired Johnston Rd. Home with many new upgrades and is placed on a perfectly landscaped 0.34 acre property. Double carport with extra storage and still very close to town. MLS# K213080

A 4 bedroom 3 bath comfortable home on a lake access lane. Vaulted ceilings and gourmet kitchen. Lower level has an in-law suite. Large deck with carport, paved drive, RV parking and terraced lawn. New paint to the main floor. MLS# 211117

Call Dave $425,000

Call Lisa $339,000

Call Alan $345,900





New modular home on a gorgeous, gently sloping 12.7 acre parcel 8 minutes outside of Castlegar. Completely off the grid with solar generating system in place. MLS#212200

Come check out this exceptionally maintained 1,644 sq ft, 3 bed, 2 ½ bath Granite Pointe town home. This bright corner unit offers spacious open concept design with vaulted ceilings, maple cabinets, SS appliances, slate and hardwood floors and much more. MLS# K211135

Paul @ The Property Lab Team $375,000

Brady @ The Property Lab Team $317,900

18 acres of mixed forest and fields with hiking trails, located in a very quiet community in Passmore. Ideally suited for horses/agriculture, good sun exposure and water located not far below the surface. MLS# K212943

Enjoy the view of the Kootenay River and the roaring Bonnington Falls. The three bedroom, 4 bath home has both formal and family oriented spaces, making it great for entertaining, a fabulous ensuite bath, fireplaces, decks, and suite potential downstairs. MLS# K210542

Call Lorne or Drew $330,000

Call Dave Reduce to $549,900






Stylish design, awe-inspiring views, rich hardwood flooring, incredible kitchen, bright rooms, covered deck + patio all custom finished! Great neighborhood close to schools and surrounded by quality homes. Just move in and enjoy! MLS# K203434

2 bed, 1 bath very open & inviting, bright kitchen, spacious dining/living room with wood stove, master bedroom has a huge walk in closet. Double carport, 2 decks, situated on 6.5 acres with views of Ainsworth across the lake. MLS# K212433

Located in a quiet cul-de-sac in Bonaventure MHP on Nelson’s North Shore, this 2 bedroom 1 bath home is clean, painted and ready to move into. Covered deck, attached carport and beach access round out this great package! MLS# K212895

Creekside three level ½ duplex, corner unit in the hospital area with a master loft bedroom with en-suite, 2 bedrooms and a full bath in lower level a private sun deck as well as a covered patio with hot tub. MLS# K212395

Extremely private, selectively treed and very flat lot located in beautiful sunny Upper Balfour. This property is 3.13 acres with your building area tucked away in the trees. Start building today. MLS# K212860

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Nice 4 bedroom 2 bath home in a peaceful setting. Kootenay River views, landscaped yard with water features, ornamental trees, good sun exposure. In-floor heat, wood burning fireplace, skylights, workshop & storage in basement area. MLS# K213048

7.86 gorgeous acres in the Slocan valley. Year round creek runs across the property, several potential building spots, power and telephone at lot line. MLS# K2131146

Very Sweet 2 bdrm home with many new upgrades plus a full basement with development potential. A fenced in and private low maintenance yard and placed on a corner lot. Just a walk away to the downtown core. One not to miss. MLS# K213167

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

Location, Location, Location. This 2 bedroom home is just blocks to Safeway, 7-11, schools, parks, the mall and downtown. Located in lower Fairview this 60x120 lot offers a great buy for first timer or downsizers. A must see. MLS# K212812

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Jun. 8th - Aufect Party w/Self Evident, HxDB, DJ Cure & Ryan Wells

Jun. 9th - Buck 65 w/ Rhoneil Jun. 13th - Koan Sound Jun. 14th - Lady AK & Buck Lee Free Show Jun. 15th - Smalltown DJs Jun. 16th - Philth Kids w/ Fluxo & Friends Jun. 21st -Joaquin Wolf, Kevin McAlister, Sweet P & Perching Crow June 22nd - Snak the Ripper, Evil Ebenezer, Caspian & Craver June 23rd - Five Alarm Funk w/ Cass Rhapsody

Jun. 30th - House Revolution w/Craig Mullin & Justin Pleasure

n Canada, Buck 65 is known for a lot of things. He’s known as a CBC Radio 2 and 3 host, turntablist, MC, experimental artist and to his nieces and nephew “Uncle Buck.” “My dad gave me that nickname [Buck 65],” said Richard Terfry aka Buck 65. “He’s never really explained it. He’s a bit of a kook. But it’s been my nickname my whole life, so I’ve settled on it. I don’t play around with the other names so much anymore. All my family calls me Buck.” The Mount Uniacke, Nova Scotia-born artist first came upon the world of hip hop and rap in the early ‘80s. “I heard hip hop music for the first time at the roller skating rink I used to go to when I was a kid,” said Terfry. “Those were early days. Exciting times. I learned about the other aspects of the culture on a 60 Minutes-type of program I remember seeing on TV. I was transfixed. I was at a very impressionable age. It was all over for me. It was all so new and exciting.” While the East Coast of Canada is becoming more known for hip hop with artists like Classified and J-Bru selling out shows across Canada, Terfry was drawn to the spoken, rhyming, rhythmic storytelling of hip hop that he also found in “truck-driving songs” and talking blues. “When I heard Grandmaster Flash for the first time, I drew no distinction between that and songs like Phantom 309 or The Devil Went Down To Georgia. I guess I’ve just always had a thing for words,” he said. Even though Terfry’s roots were in hip hop as he progressed as a musician he began to incorporate more country, folk and blues. “I think it’s pretty safe to say that I’m quite outside when it comes to hip hop,” he said. “I think I bring another sensibility to my songs. Maybe it comes from folk tradition. Or post punk. Or Dadaism. It varies a bit, song-to-song. I mostly just

try to make pretty music. Mostly.” Since 1994 when Terfry released Game Tight, his first album, he’s gone on to produce 16 more and has gained critical acclaim after signing with Warner Music Canada and for This Right here is Buck 65. In 2008, Terfry released three one track albums which featured other artists like Cadence Weapon, Emily Wells, D-Styles, Skratch Bastid, Serafina Steer, Jorun, Moka Only, Mia Clarke (of Electrelane) and Doseone. Asked to describe his shows in five words, Terfry said he only needed four. “Magic words and sad dancing,” he said. Buck 65 appears at Spiritbar on Saturday. Tickets are $20 and are available at The Hume Hotel or at the door.

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Canadian folk-country singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn is coming to Nelson. The Royal is bringing Cockburn to the Capitol Theatre as part of their summer Capitol series. Cockburn is an officer of the Order of Canada and in 2001 was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. His self-titled first album was released in 1970 and he’s produced 22 albums. Cockburn’s songs have been covered by artists like the Barenaked Ladies, Ani DiFranco, Jimmy Buffett and kd Lang. He will be at the Capitol on August 7. Tickets are available through the Capitol box office.. For more information visit or

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Dan Hicks “Dan Hicks is an American original...” — NPR’s All About Jazz An early pioneer of the San Francisco psychedelic scene, singer-songwriter Dan Hicks blends elements of swing, jazz, folk and country music to give him the moniker of the reigning “King of Folk-Swing.” Having recently celebrated his 70th birthday with a big, sold-out bash at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall, Hicks is plunging full steam ahead championing an amalgam of styles pioneered by Jimmie Rodgers, Django Reinhardt, and Bob Wills. Hicks’ birthday celebration stands out as one of his favourite memories throughout his career. “A good memory of my career is the recent grand concert in San Francisco for my birthday with 20 famous guest performers and an audience of 3,000,” he said. “Another good memory is all the great shows I’ve had and feeling like a million bucks after they were done. If you want to borrow money ask me after one of these gigs!” It’s all rolled into an entertaining string band format, complete with plenty of

dry wit, and traveling a musical trail that has won a loyal following of “Hixsters” from around the world. As one of Dan’s songs puts it, “You got to believe!” Crazy for Christmas and Tangled Tales are his most recent recordings. Growing up in Santa Rosa, California, Dan Hicks’ first instrument was drums. By his early teens, he was playing in jazz groups and looking to get into the radio announcer business. He took up guitar in 1959, just in time for the folk music boom of the early ‘60s, eventually joining a folk/rock band called the Charlatans. The Charlatans, after a long residency at the Red Dog Saloon in Virginia City, Nevada, became an early participant in the San Francisco Sound of the mid-’60s. But Hicks had other ideas. He opted out of the electric rock sound to pursue a decidedly retro, acoustic approach. Incorporating acoustic guitars, violin, acoustic bass, and two female backup singers, Hicks pulled in the jazz influences of Le Jazz Hot’s Django Reinhardt, the twangy western swing of Bob Wills, and the sophisticated harmonies of Swing Era vocal groups. The Hot Licks split up at a career

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highpoint in 1973, leaving behind several recorded classics, including Where’s The Money? and Strikin’ It Rich. Hicks pursued a solo career for the rest of the ‘70s. He resurfaced in the ‘80s with the Acoustic Warriors, a quartet based on his earlier style, but minus the backup vocalists. The popularity of the Acoustic Warriors eventually inspired Dan to form a revamped version of The Hot Licks in 2000, complete with a new set of Lickettes. Since then, the millennium version of Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks has been going strong with new songs (as well as the longtime favourites), new recordings, and international tours, playing to an ever-growing cadre of fans. Hicks has seen a lot since he began playing music in the late ‘50s. The music industry has changed and evolved in ways he never anticipated. “What surprises me the most is that all these things happened,” he said about iP-


ods, iTunes and the new music industry. “Things disappeared that I liked -- album art work, CDs, cassettes, liner notes. It’s the devil’s work I tell you!” Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks play The Royal on Thursday, June 14.

The Ruffled Feathers

Vancouver-based chamber pop, indie rock band The Ruffled Feathers will be at The Royal on Sunday, June 17. The Ruffled Feathers are known for their combination of haunting female vocals, carefully crafted harmonies, multi-instrumentation, and brazen horns. Taking inspiration from the likes of Beirut, The Arcade Fire, and Belle and Sebastian, the band weaves fables of revolution, love stories,

and cities away from home. Listeners expecting conventional guitar-driven indie-pop will find themselves swept into complex arrangements of trumpets and mandolins instead. Tickets for The Ruffled Feathers are $7 and are available at the door. For more information visit or

K’naan Spiritbar announced last week that Somali Canadian poet, rapper, singer, songwriter and instrumentalist K’naan will be back in Nelson this summer on July 10. Tickets are on sale now at the Hume Hotel with a special early bird rate of $30 for the fi rst 100.


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KOAN Sound

Spiritbar is hosting UK electronic music duo KOAN Sound on Wednesday, June 13. KOAN Sound consists of Will Weeks and Jim Bastow, both hailing from Bristol, UK. It’s strange how the death of one musical group can be exactly the sort of catalyst needed to spawn another. KOAN Sound are certainly a highly gifted example of this phenomenon. It was in 2008 that KOAN Sound emerged from the ashes of several other musical endeavours, fusing passion for electronic music with sheer musi-

cal intuition. Since then KOAN Sound have continued to develop, synthesizing ever more complex and inspirational patterns. And with influences such as The Prodigy, Amon Tobin and Noisia, it’s not hard to see why KOAN Sound productions are synonymous with dark gripping basslines; elegantly mastered and meticulously executed. Support is nothing but exponential for KOAN Sound. The group’s creative and above all original ethos has granted them well deserved credibility from producers, DJ and Music fans alike. These

include the likes of Aphex Twin, Pendulum, Zane Lowe and Rusko. Armed with a creative diversity second to none, they have set themselves apart from their peers and continue to push music not restrained by tempo or genre, all connected by their trademark ‘KOAN’ sound. Keep your ears to the ground: KOAN Sound have arrived. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel. For ongoing information about events at Spiritbar follow Spiritbar events on Facebook.

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Self Evident will be making the first of two Kootenay stops this summer tonight as he takes the stage at Spiritbar. He will also be at the Living Room Stage at Shambhala and the Shambhala crew caught up with Self Evident before the Friday show.

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1. Last year you were on tour in Argentina and Chile. How does their electronic music scene differ from our own? How is it similar? The influence from traditional South American music in their dance music scene gives things a different flavor. Not unlike Canada, bass music is getting bigger in South America. 2. You’re coming straight from Bass Coast to Shambhala. What’s the most exciting thing about playing those festivals back to back? Soaking up all the natural beauty of these two sites in one week is pretty exciting, and of course twice

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the raving. 3. You are in the Lighta Crew. Tell us how this came to be and what the Lighta Crew is. The sound. Self Evident will be sharing the stage with DJ Cure and HxdB, June 8, doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information is availabale at the Hume.

Last weekend music lovers descended upon Golden’s Beaverfoot Lodge for the second annual Sync Music Festival. Christine Hunter, talent manager for Shambhala Music Festival and music lover attended Sync and in a haze of post-festival withdrawal (common with all festival goers) she shared her thoughts with {vurb}. “Last year the production level for them was like 80 per cent and this year it was 100 per cent,” said Hunter. “It’s a crew from Calgary called Symmetry Sound that does it. It’s a group of five people. They are pretty ambitious. It’s a huge site.” This year’s line-up featured Minnesota, Yan Zombie with Vs. An-ten-nae and more. “They have something good going on,” said Hunter. “This year was flawless. Everything from perfect. It’s not a sponsored festival so they have to sell tickets to get by. From the entrance to the greeting, the music and the stages was excellent.” On Friday night, she said that Mark Instinct’s set along with Minnesota were highlights. “It was the first time that Minnesota played Canada so they sold a lot of tickets,” said Hunter. “Friday was way busier than last year.” Wakcutt, a Shambhala veteran, played Saturday night and Hunter said his set was flawless. For more information on Synn visit their website at


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ith all of the food scares out there it is hard to avoid all of the bad things. It’s up to you to make the smart choices when it comes to eating and what you serve to your families and friends. Like I said before, it is hard to make a meal that takes an entire day. Think simple and fresh and then build your meal from what you have. One of the best things I loved about running Fusion here in the summertime was the availability of fresh produce. I liked building my weekly and even daily menus from what I found at the local markets. As a chef I love to be creative and having a set menu for long periods of time never made sense to me when things are changing daily. When it comes to simplifying food I look at the methods used and see how the process looks. Being in the restaurant business for 20 years, I have had the privilege of working with some of the best chefs in the country and seeing their secrets on how to make life in the kitchen easier. Let’s take rice for example and how easy it can be to make basmati rice. First off, measure out your water and rice which is two-to-one. Don’t forget to clean your rice which is something often overlooked as well. Simply cover the rice with cold water and rub it around with your fingers and strain

carefully and repeat until the water is no longer cloudy. Now that you have clean rice and the right amount of water, put them into a pot and bring to a boil. As soon as it boils, turn off the heat, cover the pot tightly with aluminium foil and press a lid on top to make an air tight seal. That’s it! You have perfect rice after about 15 minutes of it sitting there with no burning or undercooked rice. Now some key things to do that will make your rice perfect. First off, make sure that you add salt to your water prior to cooking it. One of my favourite things to add to my rice is a whole stock of lemongrass. If you don’t have lemongrass then simply add a couple of slices of lemon instead. To finish it off, add some chopped cilantro, dill, or even mint once finished. This will give the rice a beautiful aroma and will be packed with flavour. It can be the little simple steps that you can organize when you plan your meals that make your life in the kitchen so much better, not to mention better meals. If you know in advance that you want to have some chicken for dinner, then toss it in a simple marinade like curry and garlic the night before. When you come home from work you can cook the rice, toss the chicken in the oven and together with a simple green salad, it will be a perfect simple meal. It

makes a great work lunch as well. All it takes from you is some simple meal planning which can be done while watching your favourite TV show or while sitting down with your whole family to see who wants what. Once you know what you will be eating most nights you can then plan out the steps which it will take you to make your meals. Prepping things ahead of time when you have a few spare minutes can make the actual cooking times drop. Also remember that these are just suggestions to inspire you to have better eating habits and enjoy better food more often. Change ingredients around to change things up as I am sure it will seem like a completely different meal. One night curry garlic chicken and lemongrass, cilantro rice and the next rice with almonds and dried cranberries with dill marinated chicken. Eating, cooking and shopping for your food should be something you enjoy, not a chore like replacing the gutters around your house. The better you plan ahead, the better the meals. Also remember that some days you will be in blah moods, so plan for that, as well as always make a little extra of your favourite dishes and freeze.

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Tempura Battered Green Beans Megan Cole {vurb} editor

Want to sound fancier than you actually are? Call green beans by their french name “haricot verts.” It always makes me giggle when I hear them called that on food shows. Moving on, I love savoury foods. I’ll pick a bag of chips over a chocolate bar any day. I also love fried foods...but who does? I often try to find ways to satisfy my salt and fried food cravings in a way that might actually do my body some good. I started doing tempura battered veggies recently and I have to say they are one of my favourites and can become a bit of a problem. This is a great way to get even the pickiest eaters to enjoy lovely green beans...or “haricots verts.” What we need: 1 cup of flour 1 tbsp cornstarch 1 1/2 cups of soda water (I’ve used Nelson Brewing Company beer too if I have it.) Salt 3/4 of a pound of cleaned and trimmed green beans.





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Heat two inches oil in a 4-quart heavy pot over moderate heat until a deep-fat thermometer registers 365°F. Mix the flour, cornstarch, salt and soda water in a medium sized bowl. Toss your green beans in the tempura batter. Use your hands for this. Hands are the best tool. Tongs just don’t get the job done as well, plus it’s fun! In small batches add the green beans one at a time to the oil and cook until golden brown. Adding them one at a time keeps them from becoming a deep fried clump. This takes about 1½ minutes. Remove the beans with a slotted spoon and let them cool on a paper towel lined baking sheet. When they are all done, mound them on a big platter and dig in. I like to dunk mine in a mixture of soy sauce and sriacha hot sauce. This recipe works for asparagus as well and this basic tempura recipe can be used for everything from chicken to prawns and other veggies.

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Silent Shout by The Knife Megan Cole

The Knife is a Swedish electronic music duo who have gained a major following around the world. Silent Shout appeared on an album by the same name that was named best album of 2006 by Pitchfork. It’s a great song for a rainy day... like the ones we’ve had in abundance lately.

Fat Bottom Girls by Queen covered by Phillip Phillips This Queen classic was recently covered by American Idol winner Phillip Phillips (yep, this kid apparently had cruel parents). While it’s hard to digest American Idol with poor ol’ washed up Steven Tyler and J. Lo, this was a pretty fantastic rendition worth youtubing.

Lungs by Steve Earle It’s off of the 2009 Townes album which was a tribute to Townes Van Zandt. Earle rocks this one in a way Townes probably never imagined. It was a thrill to see Steve Earle in the fl esh last week at the Capitol.

Keeper of the Key by Morning Bell This is one of those get-your-special-someone-and-hold-em-tight songs. Light some candles, pour some wine and slow dance in the sun... OK well not sun, but you can imagine.

Zombie Delight by Buck 65 With all this talk of human remains and cannibalism in the news lately it’s not hard to let your imagination get carried away. Are there really zombies? One thing is for certain, you can never be too prepared and this is a must on any zombie apocalypse website.

Young Glass by Hey Rosetta! Inspired by JD Salinger’s Franny and Zooey this is Hey Rosetta!’s letter to the youngest of the Glasses. It’s fi lled with beautiful lyrics, strings, guitars and more. Hopefully we’ll see these guys in Nelson soon...please.

Hot Cookin’ by G. Love Here’s the recipe for a great song: Simple lyrics, guitar, organ, harmonica and drums.That’s pretty much what you have in G. Love’s Hot Cookin’. While it might be nice to think he’s talking about making a nice pot roast, I think he’s talking about something hot and steamy in another way.

Time to go Home by Michael Franti and Spearhead Disclaimer:This is an anti-war song. If you’re not into that, I wouldn’t put this on the playlist. But if you could be convinced to do otherwise know this: Michael Franti is a legend who writes beautiful lyrics and combined with basic reggae beats, this is a great song. 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@ You can also post your songs on our Facebook page or share a video on our Twitter.

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The 500 block of Baker Street doesn’t often see a lot of foot traffic. Shoppers, diners and visitors spend a lot of time circulating around the busy Josephine to Stanley street businesses. But entrepreneurs like Brenton Raby, Kara Laur and Giovanni Pinzon who own and operate Grasshopper Juice Bar are helping create an inviting atmosphere in a typically quiet end of Baker. Laur and Pinzon began by selling their juices and raw food desserts at the local markets. After seeing the couple and tasting their products, Raby, who had purchased the building that used to house Holy Smoke, approached Laur and Pinzon about openBrenton Raby, Giovanni Pinzon, Kara Laur and Zia Pinzon are the faces ing a juice bar. Megan Cole photo “None of us had ever done anything of Grasshopper Juice Bar. like this, so it was really just a collaboLaur came to Nelson from Ontario where she pursued ration of all of our thoughts and ideas,” interior design. said Pinzon. “I came here and really had a change of life,” she said. “I Laur said Grasshopper could possibly be the only kitchen started doing the farmer’s markets selling superfoods we in Nelson that doesn’t use white sugar or flour. were importing.” In the back of the kitchen they are also growing a common Laur and Pinzon said the market in Nelson seems to emsuperfood used in juices, wheatgrass. brace healthy eating habits and alternative diets in a different “Wheatgrass itself, no one else is selling that in Nelson,” way than other communities. said Laur. “We would like to offer alternatives to coffee and “A healthy lifestyle just seems to be a way of life for people wheatgrass is a great substitute.” in Nelson,” said Pinzon. “Customers seem eager to try new While it is the goal of Grasshopper to make foods and things.” drinks that taste great, Pinzon hopes they will go beyond Grasshopper is still developing their menu and is hoping just filling your “belly.” to introduce crepes, ice creams and frozen snacks to help “We’re trying to use as much local produce as we can, cool off during the hot summer months. which means we change our menu seasonally,” said Laur. The Juice Bar is located at 512 Hendryx Street but can be Grasshopper opened for their first season in 2011 and accessed from Baker Street and Herridge Lane. recently opened their doors with a beautiful new patio for the summer of 2012.

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Sandra Rechico Toronto-based artist Sandra Rechico will be the artist in residence at Oxygen Art Centre while she is in Nelson. Rechico uses a variety of mediums from drawings to installations which include lighting. While she travelled to Nelson, she took time to answer a few questions from {vurb}.

4. Your art incorporates a variety of different mediums. How did you come to use the ones you use? I decide upon media based on the idea I have. I think that’s quite common for contemporary artists today to find something that suits their idea instead of feeling tied to one thing.

1.Have you always been a creative person? When did you start taking an interest in art? I’ve always liked making things.

5. What inspires your work? I think inspiration is a tricky term, as it implies that type of “eureka” moment when everything becomes clear. That is a Hollywood movie artist. I think making work is a bit more of a slog than that. Typically I research topics and mess about in the studio with a variety of media until something starts to gel. Then I create a bunch of work (a lot of it doesn’t make it out of the studio). After that I assess what I have, and decide what can be put out there for people to see. The ideas come from what I am researching at the time, and the overall evolution of my practice is part of it too.

2.Was there a moment that planted a seed for you to pursue art? What was it? In my first year of university the most interesting people were the ones in studio classes. That helped me decide. 3. What was your first exhibit like? Like many artists starting out I had a number of works in various group shows before my first solo exhibition. The first solo exhibition was memorable because I was waiting for work to be returned from Baden Baden, Germany on an armed forces plane. For some reason they held the shipment north of Toronto at the Downsview air base. I thought I would get it back in time but 24 hours before the exhibition was to open it became apparent that would not happen so I ended up making two wall works in 24 hours. They looked pretty good! At the time my interest was in fire (specifically burnoffs from refineries in Alberta) so the exhibition revolved around that.

6. How do you feel about your artist in residence position at Oxygen? I’m excited about it. I’m asking for people to take me on walks that I will then make a visual response to. Hopefully I will come up with some good ideas from what people tell and show me. People can email Oxygen Art Centre info@ to book a walk. For more information on Rechico visit her website at


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Colours of Nelson Mural Project Finished caffolding came down last week to reveal a dazzling NDAC Art Social splash of colour under Nelson’s Big Orange Bridge. Colours of Nelson: A Mural Project


The realization of the large scale mural is a project of the Nelson and District Arts Council in partnership with many community organizations including Nelson Rotary Daybreak Club. “I have spent some time looking at the beautiful, colourful, evocative, and inspiring mural.” said Marilyn Miller, Daybreak Club president, “What a tremendous work it is. And it was all executed so expeditiously too. It seems like it just started and already it’s completed. Amazing.” Excellent weather helped and now the public will have a chance to come and meet the artists responsible when NDAC and Rotary team up to ‘fi re up the Barbeque’ at the site facing Lakeside Park. Come celebrate. Discover what the artists were thinking? This is NDAC’s fi rst Art Social, an initiative to bring the arts community together. Meet and greet. The mural project is an innovative project that tapped into Nelson’s community imagination. Professional artists and youth artists collaborated on themes brainstormed by the community.

Celebration Barbeque June 24th, 2012 4pm-6pm (Orange Bridge, Lakeside Park) Everybody Welcome Why Be a Member of NDAC? It only costs ten bucks ($10) to become a basic member of NDAC. Twenty fi ve dollars ($25.) and NDAC will put a link to your website on the NDAC website. Business membership is $25. Ask questions at or go to for an application form. You can pay online. As a member you can apply to NDAC for small assistance grants. $100-$200 Award recipients this year include: Rebecca McLeod, violinist, who will travel to the Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado. Emily Nilsen, Poet, who traveled to Banff Centre, AB, Spring Writing School.

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Presentation Series

John Lent

he Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) have received funding from the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance through Columbia Basin Trust arts funding, to re-structure the long standing arts and cultural non profi t organization. On Sunday June 17, NDAC has invited community members and stakeholders to participate in identifying specifi c recommendations on how NDAC can better serve community cultural needs. The NDAC’s Board of Directors, along with Governance and Sustainability facilitators, Pat Henman and Deb Borsos, will spend 2 hours identifying specifi c recommendations on change, vision, principles, and goals of the Arts Council.


The Path to Ardroe June 15th 7.30 pm Book Launch

Artist In Residence

Sandra Rechico Oh…and my Pinky Toe is Blistered

Book an Artist Walk with h Sandra and show her around. More info: Ph 250 352 6322 or Email

For more information please email 320 Vernon St (alley entrance))

NDAC Art Social

Colours of Nelson: a mural project Celebration Barbeque June 24th, 2012 4pm-6pm (Orange Bridge, Lakeside Park)

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In a region packed with prodigious photographers, it might seem difficult to choose one eye that has captured the true essence of what it is to live in the Kootenays. Do a poll of those in the know, however, and one name will rise to the top of the list: David R. Gluns. From the coffee table staple Nelson, British Columbia to the scrumptious images in the Whitewater cookbooks to a raft of magazine images worldwide, Gluns has captured what is great about the people and geography of the place we call home. This month, some of the best Gluns images are on display at the Nelson Public Library for public consumption. A retired research forest hydrologist, Gluns now spends his time wandering the mountains near and far with his trusty tools in a well worn backpack. From the Slocan to Nepal, he continues to pursue his zeal for capturing moments great and small. Nelson Star editor Bob Hall caught up to Gluns via email earlier this week while he was in Germany to ask him a few questions about life and his craft… First time you picked up a camera? Could have been when I was a young kid as my dad really liked to take pictures. Not sure if I pressed the button or not. He mostly shot transparency film and he would bore us to death with slideshows. It’s one thing I learned from him. Never bore your audience with images. I only got serious about taking pictures in high school. I think it was because I was no good at team sports and photography was a good way to integrate with everyone in the school. It was also a great way to make a little cash on the side and pay for new equipment. A short stint with a major newspaper after high school in the ‘70s made me realize photojournalism was not my calling. I needed a job that would pay the bills. It wasn’t till the early ‘90s that I picked up a camera seriously with the intention of making images that could be marketed. I still needed my day job but was able to provide images to tourism and related magazines showing off the Kootenays. A photographer’s best day is… … any day when the light is right for what you want to shoot. Photography is all about light. A best day is also when you shoot an assignment and find out that one of your images is chosen for the cover of the magazine.

Which world is better: film or digital? Getting to be an old question. I laugh now when I get asked as there are photographers out there that have never shot film and wouldn’t have a clue. Nowadays it’s digital by far but I sometimes do have a moment when I look at one of my old transparencies on the light table and go “wow … those were the days”. Color was more vibrant

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David Gluns

David R. Gluns photos

than on a monitor. I must say digital has opened up photography to the masses. I got involved with it early. It was hard to convince magazines that this was the way to go. I was shooting mostly transparency film and would send them some digital files to compare. Back then it was nowhere near as good as it is now. I am still amazed as to how people get so taken up in the megapixel game with bigger is better. It depends on the end use and for most people it’s too big now…more than they ever need. The first cookbook I shot was with a four megapixel camera and when people look at it are very surprised. Cameras keep packing in more megapixels but unless you are making very large prints they are really not needed. I do like the digital world for archiving and sending images out to clients. With film it was always a back and forth with original images never knowing where they may end up. With digital you always have an original and if you have a system of backup it should be safe well into the future. I also like being able to play with images a lot more on the computer than in the old darkroom. It’s just a new world but film will always be there for the purists. Can a photographer ever shut off seeing the world through a lens? Some can and some can’t. For me it depends where I am and what I am seeing. If I know there is a market and a need for the image, then my vision is through a lens. I will create an image. If I am on holidays, I sometimes like to record and remember. Nothing created. It’s a big difference. Most memorable photo shoot? Lots! Nothing stands out as the one. The Galapagos is high on the list as is the Tatshenshini and the Nass rafting trips which were shot for several companies. Shooting a trip called “bears and whales” for Butterfield and Robinson was memorable. Eating some of the food for Whitewater Cooks series of cookbooks has memories whenever I view the images. And how could I forget the girls calendar shoot! Fact is whenever I see historical images I always remember the times shooting it and the fun involved. They all carry memories, none more so than others.

What photographer’s work do you most admire and why? Lots of photographers but I have to admit the late Galen Rowell was my early inspiration. Having followed him for years in the early ‘90s he came to Nelson once to do a one-day workshop that was inspirational. I enjoy viewing most photographers’ work that are serious about their craft. Nelson has a large number of great image-makers and it’s always interesting to see how they view the world around them.

When does photography become art? For the most part photography is an art form. Personally I don’t think it’s art when shooting to record the moment as one would do with friends etc but it evolves into art when you compose and pre visualize your image. Postproduction is now a big part of turning photography into an art form as there is so much more you can do digitally these days to bring out your vision. One fact people need to know about Nepal? It’s not difficult to take a good picture. There is an old saying that you can drop your camera and still make a good picture in Nepal. For the most part people are still friendly and off the beaten track they are more curious about you and where you are from than we would be of Nepalese walking down the streets of Nelson. Nepal is a place with endless opportunities for photography.

Location in the Kootenays that makes you happiest? Another tough question, as I am happy just being in the Kootenays and living in Nelson. There is no one location. I do travel every year to Europe and Asia but there is something about being home. The fact that so many people are discovering Nelson and moving here says a lot about what it is and what it has to offer. I do have to say my happiest is in the mountains or on a deserted beach in the Koots with my squeeze ….. and not the Nikon variety!

Best camera you have ever owned? One that takes pictures! Believe it or not, I have been on a backcountry shoot where the camera quits and my spare is in the vehicle kilometers away. I rarely work without a second body at hand but when weight is a consideration I opt for a lens over another body. Today’s pro cameras are pretty good and they don’t fail too often. I shoot Nikon mostly because of the old days being that is what I grew up with. It goes back and forth with Canon as to what is best but in the end you just have to pick what works for you. After all, it’s just a camera and it’s the person pressing the button that makes the image.


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Stash Trax Dustin Stashko Afternoon Drive Announcer 103.5 FM The Bridge

Let’s be honest: when somebody starts spouting off positive words and phrases at you when you’re in a negative mood, all you want to do is reach for the nearest blunt object and see how it would look as a fashion accessory on their face. Most of the time though, their hearts are in the right place, much like the mus ic and lyrics coming out of indie band Imagine Dragons’ new EP, Continued Silence. Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to speak to a group of people who were trying to get their lives back on track and into the work force. I was feeding them all these lame affirmations that you read on fridge magnets. Their eyes glazed over and stared off into space during my speech, and for good reason: I was boring. Then I started swearing profusely and of course, they perked up. I was levelling with them and said something along the lines of; “Listen, life might (expletive) suck right now. Everything seems like it might be going down the crapper, but it’ll get better. The only thing is, you have to (expletive) BELIEVE that it will.” Then I gave them all Frisbees. One of them asked “How can you keep positive though?” Simple answer? Music.

From the

Self affirming music is some of the best kind, and Imagine Dragons make it. This is the kind of music that will give you that big goofy grin you get after you kiss someone, or help someone struggling to put their groceries in their car – like a figurative pat on the back. To put it quite simply, Continued Silence is fantastic. It combines hiphop beats with s ynt h-laden rock, whatever that means. It sounds smart as (expletive). But the EP is just as a skirt should be; short and sweet. Radi o a c tive s t ar t s t he optimism off with a heavy beat: “I feel it in my bones/enough to make my systems grow.” On Top of the World is a powerhouse. Everything about it is catchy: the sing-along lyrics and handclaps. If you have yet to hear my theory, brace yourself, everyone loves handclaps. This song is riddled with them. If my impromptu, motivational speech audience listened to this one, they’d be unstoppable. Those handclaps continue into Imagine Dragons’ lead single It’s Time. I guarantee you’ll get goose bumps when the band shouts “I’m never changing who I am!” – Because really, why should you? Throw Continued Silence on when you’re having an (expletive) day. Look to the music on here to get you through it, because one day, there won’t be someone handing out Frisbees.



Submitted by Otter Books

With all the rainy weather this week, all I want to do (aside from bemoaning the state of my struggling basil plants) is curl up and read any book that will take me away to somewhere else. The first book in Kate Carlisle’s (a New York Times Bestseller) bibliophile mystery series is just the ticket. Homicide in Hardcover introduces us to Brooklyn Wainwright, a talented book restorer living in San Francisco. When her good friend and mentor Abraham Karastovsky, is discovered murdered, and his priceless copy of Goethe’s Faust considered stolen,

Brooklyn becomes the number one suspect. It’s up to her to convince the irritatingly handsome Derek Stone (and everyone else) that she’s not to blame, and use her wits to discover what has really transpired. Brooklyn is clever, caring, funny and interesting, and so are her cast of friends and family. If you’re looking for a light murder mystery filled with humour, a little romance, and interesting facts about bookbinding and San Francisco, then this book is for you. I’ve read four books so far in this series, and have enjoyed them all. You can check out her

A familiar face joins {vurb}

In our June 15 issue of {vurb} we are happy to introduce a new contributor. While he’s not new to the community or to the music and culture scene, he’s a new member of our team and we’re happy to have him on board. Nelson From Nelson has been a devout disci-

ple of rock ‘n’ roll since discovering The Beatles’ Revolver in his parents’ record collection at an early age. A working musician himself, he’s seen hundreds of shows all over North America, and has called the Queen City home for over 15 years.

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Arts and Entertainment Listings MUSIC On Friday, June 8 head down to The Royal to support one of Nelson’s favourite people with the Nelson 4 Nelson Fundraiser. Admission is by donation. Doors open at 6 p.m. By 8 p.m. we’ll be ramping up the party vibe so if you have to make it an early night you can still come and support your buddy during his long recovery from a nasty fall. By 10 p.m. the place will be jumping and in full celebration mode. There will also be a silent auction as well as a live auction with many amazing goods donated from the community.

Tuesday nights feature local musicians. Sometimes they're a DJ, sometimes it's a band or artist.

Enjoy music and wings every Friday night at Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw with Olin and Rob.

The Variety Show on Wednesdays is Nelson's best open stage offering a great night of music for local musicians and music lovers.The show starts at The Royal at 8:30 p.m. Instruments are provided.

Every Monday at Finley’s check out 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.

KOAN Sound is at Spiritbar on Wednesday, June 13. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel.




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free and open to the public. What secret does This June, Buy a square foot of the skatepark for $50 On Friday, June 8 Spiritbar will have the The ambience of the courtyard at the coroner Bern Fortin artist or give a square foot as a gift. Ravencourt B&B in Upper Passmore Aufect Records gang from Vancouver uncover in a quiet Sandra This campaign is aimed at engaging the whole community is inspirational, and the next concert rolling through town. These guys are mountain town, and Rechico to help build this park 1 square foot at a time! in their summer series will be on making really good music and playwhat does beer have from Wednesday, June 27. Classical music ing all over the place. With some of the to do with it? Find Toronto, lovers, mark this on your calendar as most talked about sets at Basscoast last out by buying a ticket will be year, as well as upcoming performances valley local Sophia Gray, Swiss born to a special event the artist For more information visit: and classically-trained, will at both Basscoast and Shambhala, this celebrating Deryn sing pieces from Schubert is destined to be a hugely fun night in Collier’s new mystery Lieder to a Bach Cantata Nelson. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket novel, Confined Space Friday, June 15 in accompanied by piano and information is available at the Hume res- at 7 p.m. at the Nelson Brewing Comtrumpet. The music begins Hotel. pany – because yes, there’s a murder at 7:30 p.m. Ravenscourt in the brewery! The event is a steal at Local organic produce! B&B is located at 4615 UpAt Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw on $25 per person: advance tickets at the fruit • honey • preserves per Passmore Road. You Friday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m. is Ashlea Nelson Library and Otter Books. Space Workshops! Food topics! Discussions! can find them on the inJonesmith and Oliver Wives playing is limited. Celebrate an exceptional new Sundays 10:00am - 2:00pm ternet at ravencourtbandb. original alt-country and folk music; $5 talent and raise funds for the Library’s com. Turn off Highway 6 at to $10 suggested donation. mystery collection. For more information: Passmore, cross the bridge 250.229.5370 • At Spiritbar on Saturday, June 9 hip hop and CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENTS folartist, turntablist and more, Buck 65 Rockopolus Promotions and Revolulow will take the stage. Tickets are $20 in idence at Oxygen Art tion Audio proudly presents Nazareth the advance. Doors open at 10 p.m. Centre. She is interested in with guests Headpins live in concert Our bodies are identical! all altitudes: walks in the on Tuesday July 10 at the Nelson and Except from down under The Royal is hosting a Jumbo Wild mountains, the city and the District Community Complex. Special So we flaunt our gender Fundraiser on Saturday, June 9. Admines. After each walk, 500 early bird advance tickets only $25, With clothes do whatever mission is by donation. Doors open at Sandra will create a visual on sale now at Phoenix Computers (468 5 p.m. Join us for a Jumbo Wild fundimpression of the walk in Baker Street) or phone 250-354-4300. To remind us forever... raiser with an evening of amazing local the gallery. Small still life Regular advance tickets, $35. At the Perceiving each other music as we raise money and awareness. set-ups will refl ect aspects gate, $45 Our souls are identical! of the experience. Please Every Sunday at contact Oxygen by text or K’naan will be at Spiritbar on Tuesday, Cedar Creek Cafe in email to arrange a time July 10. Ticket information and show Rotary Daybreak Club signs Winlaw enjoy music to walk; or time to be announced. would like to to pure by JC and Melanie 250-352-6322. She is hoping to solicit musical on acoustic guitar volunteers at her talk at the Oxygen Art Bill Frisell will be playing the music of other Nelson clubs, enjoyand cello. Centre on Thursday, June from 7 to 9 John Lennon on Wednesday, June 20. organizations and ment. p.m. as well. Sandra Rechico’s studio Tickets are $30 and are on sale now at individuals to donate AdmisAt the Royal on practice in drawing and installation is Urban Legends, The Music Store and to the Nelson sion is by Tuesday, June 12 Rob currently focused on maps, routing, Doors open 6 p.m. Skatepark. donation Funk and friends wayfaring and navigation. For more Showtime approximately 8 p.m. From Platinum donations to Square Foot and all take the stage. Doors information see her website at sanDonors– every bit counts! proceeds open at 9 p.m. This is a rare chance to Elliott Brood plays Spiritbar on August For more information visit: go to the interact with an artist on the innovative 21. Ticket information to be announced. musicians. edge of current art practices. RefreshDelhi 2 Dublin is scheduled to play two Everybody is talking about it! ments will be available. For more shows at Spiritbar November 15 and 16. LITERATURE information phone 250-226-7801 Ticket information to be announced. Vernon author, educator and musician John Lent, an instructor at Nelson’s former Notre Dame University, will launch Add your events to our new online calAT THE PUB endar at or email vurb@ his new novel, The Path to Ardroe, at Join the Ymir Hotel’s country and Nelson’s Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Verbluegrass jam every Friday night. non St. (alley entrance), on Friday, June For concert announcements and more Things get going around 5 p.m. and 15 at 7:30 p.m. The launch, part of Oxy- like us on Facebook and follow us on wrap up around 9 p.m. Twitter. gen Art Centre’s Presentation Series, is

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Nelson Star, June 08, 2012  

June 08, 2012 edition of the Nelson Star