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Nelson’s police chief sees the Stop the Violence BC campaign as a way to spark an important dialogue around the nation’s marijuana policies. “What I feel comfortable saying now, is based on past experience proposals such as this one start a conversation,” said Nelson Police Department chief Wayne Holland. “They rejuvenate a debate that has been going on for decades. “As a citizen and a police officer, I don’t really expect that this proposal or any other one that comes down the road is going to be 100 per cent the solution. But it might just come up with one or two strategies or fix one piece of it in benefit of our society.” Stop the Violence BC campaign is an educational campaign introduced by a coalition of academics, past and present law enforcement members and the general public asking for a regulatory framework aimed at limiting use and starving organized crime. Story continues to ‘Campaign’ on Page 4

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News Fate of the Civic Theatre Now in the Hands of Society

Theatre group given four months MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

City council has given the Nelson Civic Theatre Society four more months to work on the details of proposal. An in-camera motion which was released to the public at Monday’s council meeting read the society has been given four months to conduct feasibility work and further business planning, raise initial funds, and consult with the broader community. “We’re excited that we have something to move forward with,” society member Anne DeGrace told the Star, even though she had not yet heard from the City about the motion. The proposal presented to council by the theatre society said they would conduct a feasibility study upon acceptance. “We recognize that in that incredibly short time frame, with so many unknowns about the building and so much to research, in that short time frame we weren’t going to be as diligent and as thorough as we would have wished,” she said. The group is hoping they will be able to complete the study in less than four months with the goal to have a theatre in Nelson sooner rather than later. “We are feeling more optimistic after seeing the motion,” she said. “We were optimistic when we put in the proposal, but we are more optimistic now having something concrete to work with. As a group, that is pretty validating for the hard work we have put in so far. We are excited. As with anything this answer raises more questions: How does the city want to move forward precisely? That is something we need to find out and we are looking forward to that conversation.” Council has also received a proposal by the Downtown Athletic Club, which

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Council has decided that the Nelson Civic Theatre Society will have four months to come up with details on how they would make a movie theatre work in this community once again.

DeGrace thinks may have triggered the request for proposal process. “We’re two groups that have a different vision for the space, but we both want what’s best for our community. There is not animosity there, there is just another vision,” she said. “We simply responded to that. Our proposal was what we came up with and it was up to the city to decide. I really hope that the squash and climbing folks will find a home because they are part of our community too.” Pat Hodgson who is part of the Downtown Athletic Club and a member of the squash club said they need to consider other options. “When we entered into this whole process to try and use the Civic The-

atre, we weren’t so naïve to think that there wouldn’t be some heavy element of political involvement in the decision making process,” he said. “I think that we had kind of hoped that that political involvement had taken place when the request for proposal process had been extended by a month. What we were hoping for at the close of the request for proposal process was a decision from council and that didn’t happen.” The Athletic Club’s plans for the Civic Theatre space includes squash courts, a climbing gym and the possibility for facilities like a basketball court. “We are certainly disappointed with the route that council decided to go, but we’re not necessarily surprised by it,” said Hodgson. “What we had really hoped for was that this process would have taken the two proposals that were put forth and would be decided on the merits of both.” Like DeGrace, Hodgson feels the feasibility study could be done in less than four months. “We kind of figured that 30 days or 60 days would have been the number that they would have used and we feel that the four month extension is excessive for what they are trying to accomplish,” he said. “My understanding of the extension is to allow them to sign up memberships and get some money from membership fees and to come up with a business plan. We don’t think it should take four months to do that. If the residents of the Nelson area are as committed with their wallets to the theatre as they are with their hearts, they should be able to get those memberships in a much shorter period of time than four months.” The Nelson Civic Theatre Society has until October 15 to complete their feasibility study, further business planning, raise initial funds and consult with the broader community.

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News First Female Police Officer to Achieve Sergeant Stripes in Nelson

Sgt. Scott Pryke makes history SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

For the first time in its 115 year history, the Nelson Police Department has promoted a female officer to the rank of sergeant. Sgt. Janet Scott-Pryke was officially given her stripes on June 1, after serving 17 years as a constable in the Nelson department. She’s replacing Sgt. Steve Bank, who retired. “It’s a great honour,” she said. “Promotions are few and far between here because it’s a small department.” Scott-Pryke is one of only three female police officers to ever work in Nelson, with a fourth coming to them from police academy later this year. She attributes the lack of female officers to the fact the Nelson department usu-

ally hires veteran cops from other departments. “It’s harder for an established female officers to pick up and move because their husbands would have trouble finding work here,” she said, noting that a shift towards hiring officers straight out of police academy may help close the gender gap. Prior to transferring to Nelson, Scott-Pryke served nine years in departments in the Lower Mainland. She and her then-husband were both police officers and moved into jobs at the Nelson department at the same time. “It’s rewarding to work in a small town and get to know all the people that live here,” Scott-Pryke said, noting she most enjoys the community relations part of her job and educating people about what police do, particularly dur-

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Scott-Pryke is now wearing three stripes on her shoulder.

ing the annual police camp program where L.V. Rogers secondary school students run through drills typical of police training. Being Nelson’s token fe-

male officer never really bothered her. “I have the exact same training as the guys. If I need to restrain somebody with force, I can and have done it,” she said. “More often I can just talk somebody down, I don’t have to fight them down. I think being female, people are less likely to come at me.” As sergeant, Scott-Pryke said she’ll have more desk work, as she leads a patrol shift of five men. But she’ll still get out in the cruiser regularly and, as always, will be downtown on Fridays and Saturday nights keeping an eye on things when bars close. “A lot of the job will be the same,” she said. “Becoming sergeant, it’s really just given me a renewed enthusiasm for what I do everyday.”

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Continued from Page 1 A motion was brought before Nelson city council on Monday night asking for Mayor John Dooley to sign a letter in support of the campaign. Dooley mentioned Holland — who was not present at Monday’s meeting — during what became an explosive expression of his disapproval of the motion. “As a matter of fact, I have a report here from a police chief that outlines many of the holes that are in it. Our police chief. And it has not even gone by the police board yet,” Dooley said during the meeting. The motion as presented by Councillor Donna Macdonald asked for Dooley to write a letter in support of the campaign, but could not be fulfilled without the mayor’s support. It was tabled for discussion until after the Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention in September and was passed. Holland expressed empathy for the decision the municipality is facing

around Stop the Violence and said there is room for growth and room to move forward “and I think that’s what this proposal is going to do.” “When I look at the policy I can see some good objectives, but I can also see places where the policy will not perhaps do all it can in the public’s mind to ameliorate any danger to our youth or keep people inappropriately using the drug whether it be driving while under the influence or whether they are out in public or out in their personal lifestyle,” he said. At the council meeting, Dooley also spoke about his concerns over how the marijuana trade has direct ties to the dealing of harder drugs like cocaine. While Holland couldn’t speak specifically about cocaine in Nelson he said, “there is absolutely cocaine in our community. Whether that is the result of marijuana being exported and then it being brought back here... certainly that is suggested and that is what has been

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discovered through police projects over the past few decades. That shouldn’t come as surprise to anyone here. I don’t think this proposal is saying if we do what is proposed it will cure the organized crime problem.” A main objective of the Stop the Violence BC is through regulation to “starve” organized crime. “I don’t think any community large or small is of the firm belief that organized crime doesn’t touch them, even on a daily basis in communities such as Nelson or in other larger communities. It is everywhere,” he said. “I think that someone would have to be living in a cave to suggest that organized crime connected to marijuana isn’t thriving in this community.” Holland will be meeting with the Nelson Police Board and provincial municipal police chiefs at the end of this month. He expects the campaign to be part of the discussion.

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Twenty-First in a Series of Pioneer Profiles: Patricia Kellogg

A visit to grandma’s house GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter


atricia Kellogg celebrated her 80th birthday recently by returning to her birthplace. “We were in town shopping and my daughter said ‘Mom, I want to get a picture of you in front of your grandmother’s house.’ I said oh, I’d love it. We went up to take the picture and she walked in!” There, in the front room of 112 Vernon Street — now the How Shang Shway teahouse — was her family, including a brother and sister, gathered for a surprise party. Owners Pao Yu Lee and Ming Chin Liu had prepared a luncheon and their daughter played Happy Birthday and other songs on the Chinese zither. They also gave Kellogg a tour, although aside from the staircase and fireplace, she didn’t recognize much. Still, “my grandmother’s aura was overwhelming.” Her grandmother, Dora Hordal Kellogg, bought the house in 1931, after several years of renting it with husband Albert. Their son Frances (Kelly) and his wife Eileen also moved in, and the following year Pat, the second eldest of four, was born to the couple in an upstairs bedroom — the only one of her siblings born in the house. Pat moved to Trail with her family when she was 11 or 12, but later returned to Nelson to stay with her grandmother, who built her a basement suite. “She was an incredible lady,” Pat says. “She was head of the family. My grandfather said she was the most beautiful woman in Nelson. He worshipped her.” Albert was a driver for West Transfer, while Dora ran a boarding house, managed the Ymir Hotel’s dining room, and was a

strong influence on her granddaughter, for whom she provided tailor-made clothes as well as lessons in dance, voice, and piano. (Dora asked Amy Ferguson, conductor of the Nelson boys choir, to take Pat on as a student. Ferguson said she was too busy, but quickly reconsidered when she heard Pat sing.) Pat attended St. Joseph’s School — receiving special permission at 14 to convert to Catholicism — and sang every Sunday at both the Mary Immaculate Cathedral and United Church. She was often soloist at weddings, funerals and other special occasions. She attended Nelson Business College and spent a year as a secretary for a local judge before she married and moved to Hall Siding, then Ymir, where she raised four children. At 45, she went back to work as secretary to Notre Dame University president Cecil Kaller — a

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job she applied for only after her daughter dared her. When the university closed, she worked for the Catholic Diocese, then became secretary to the president of David Thompson University Centre. Out of a job again when DTUC closed, she moved to Victoria, Vancouver and Kelowna, and held various positions with law firms and government agencies. In February of this year,

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she returned to the Kootenay to find peace in Salmo. Her grandmother’s house, meanwhile, stayed in the family, and at various times her aunts Florence, Hazel and Stella lived there with their husbands. When Pat’s grandmother died, the will stipulated it remain an apartment house, with her grandfather assured a free suite. Ownership finally fell

to Stella, the last surviving sibling, who sold it in 1989 and moved to Victoria. It has changed hands several times since, most recently in 2007, and became a teahouse last year. Pat says returning after so long to what the family still calls The House was a lovely way to celebrate her birthday: “I’ve never been so overwhelmed. I just loved that place.” For a gallery of Pat Kellogg’s birthday party and family photos, see nelsonstar. com

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Editorial Mayor’s tact questionable


ayor John Dooley’s emotive stand against a motion of support for the Stop the Violence BC campaign on Monday night came as a surprise. Yet, he completely stands behind his stance and tone. According to its website, Stop the Violence is “an educational campaign seeking to improve community safety by broadening the public’s understanding of the link between cannabis prohibition and gang violence.” It’s backed by former high ranking politicians and police officials, respected medical professionals, and current mayors. While the majority of council voted to support the initiative the mayor said he “would go to the wall” against having his name attached in support. And in a lengthy debate dominated by Dooley, the mayor managed to produce one of the most high octane and divisive meetings the city has witnessed in some time. His stance and delivery of opposition to the motion has already spurred advocates for the legalization of marijuana to accuse Dooley of sabotaging democracy and failing the community. Though the mayor may have overstated his opposition to the motion put forward Monday night, he is entitled to his opinion. Dooley told the Star on Wednesday that he’s not against the idea of the decriminalization of marijuana or even many of the ideas contained in the Stop the Violence campaign. His main concern is signing his name to a document he has not had enough time to study and at this point does not feel comfortable with being associated with. Council is asked many times each year for letters of support. Some pass, some fail. Few are as potentially explosive as the issue of marijuana legalization. Stop the Violence campaign has eight BC mayors signed on with official support including Gregor Robertson of Vancouver and Robert Sawatzky of Vernon. At this point Dooley does not want his name waved as part of that relatively small group. Fair enough. Where the mayor failed in his opposition was in his delivery. Many people have used the word “bully” to describe his tactics. Discrediting those who have signed onto the campaign was also a mistake. Monday night was clearly not a high point for the mayor and this current council. And though Dooley deserves to be criticized, he doesn’t deserve to be vilified. We can at least thank him for helping open up the debate even further and hope that eventually the right answer is found when it comes to how this country deals with the pot trade.

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Rio+20: How bad could it get?


he forthcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro (Rio+20) on June 20 to 22 has brought out the usual warnings of environmental doom. They have been greeted with the usual indifference: after all, there are seven billion of us now, and we’re all still eating. What could possibly go wrong? The UN Environment Program published its five-yearly Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5) saying that significant progress has been made on only four of 90 environmental goals that were adopted at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. “If current patterns of production and consumption of natural resources prevail,” warned UNEP head Achim Steiner, “then governments will preside over unprecedented levels of damage and degradation.” Yawn. Meanwhile, a team of respected scientists warn that life on Earth may be on the way to an irreversible “tipping point.” Sure. Heard that one before, too. Last week one of the world’s two leading scientific journals, Nature, published a paper, “Approaching a state shift in Earth’s biosphere,” pointing out that more than 40 per cent of the Earth’s land is already used for human needs. With the human population set to grow by a further two billion by 2050, that figure could soon exceed 50 per cent. “It really will be a new world, biologically, at that point,” said the paper’s lead author, Prof. Anthony Barnofsky of the University of California, Berkeley. But Barnofsky doesn’t go into the details of what kind of new world it might be. Scientists hardly ever do in public, for fear of being seen as panic-mongers. Besides, it’s a relatively new hypothesis, but it’s a pretty convincing one, and it should be more widely understood. Here’s how bad it could get. The scientific consensus is that we are still on track for 3 C of warming (5.2 F) by 2100, but that’s just warming caused by human greenhousegas emissions. The problem is that

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+3 C is well past the point where the major feedbacks kick in: natural phenomena triggered by our warming, like melting permafrost and the loss of Arctic sea-ice cover, which will add to the heating that we cannot turn off. The trigger is actually around 2 C

(3.5 F) higher average global temperature. After that we lose control of the process: ending our own carbon-dioxide emissions would no longer be enough to stop the warming. We may end up trapped on an escalator heading up to +6 C (+10.5 F), with no way of getting off. And +6 C gives you the mass extinction. There have been five mass extinctions in the past 500 million years, when 50 per cent or more of the species then existing on the Earth vanished, but until recently the only people taking any interest in this were paleontologists, not climate scientists. They did wonder what had caused the extinctions, but the best answer they could come up was “climate change.” It wasn’t a very good answer. Why would a warmer or colder planet kill off all those species? The warming was caused by massive volcanic eruptions dumping huge quantities of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere for tens of thousands of years. But it was very gradual and the animals and plants had plenty of time to migrate to climatic zones that still suited them. (That’s exactly what happened more recently in the Ice Age, as the glaciers repeatedly covered whole continents and then

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retreated again.) There had to be a more convincing kill mechanism than that, and the paleontologists found one when they discovered that a giant asteroid struck the planet 65 million years ago, just at the time when the dinosaurs died out in the most recent of the great extinctions. So they went looking for evidence of huge asteroid strikes at the time of the other extinction events. They found none. What they discovered was that there was indeed major warming at the time of all the other extinctions — and that the warming had radically changed the oceans. The currents that carry oxygen-rich cold water down to the depths shifted so that they were bringing down oxygen-poor warm water instead, and gradually the depths of the oceans became anoxic: the deep waters no longer had any oxygen. When that happens, the sulfur bacteria that normally live in the silt (because oxygen is poison to them) come out of hiding and begin to multiply. Eventually they rise all the way to the surface over the whole ocean, killing all the oxygen-breathing life. The ocean also starts emitting enormous amounts of lethal hydrogen sulfide gas that destroy the ozone layer and directly poison land-dwelling species. This has happened many times in the Earth’s history. Don’t let it worry you. We’ll all be safely dead long before it could happen again: the earliest possible date for a mass extinction, assuming that the theory is right and that we continue down our present track with emissions, would be well into the next century. The only problem is that things like this tend to become inevitable long before they actually happen. Tick, tock. Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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Sweatman deserves better It’s just under a year that Search and Rescue volunteer Sheilah Sweatman went out on a “recovery mission” in the Creston area only to have her life ripped away. Earlier this month two more female search and rescue volunteers lost their lives in a “training mission” near Skookumchuck Rapids just outside of Halfmoon Bay, BC. What the public needs to know is these women have families and whole communities left behind wondering why? Not why they chose to be volunteers. But why they lost their lives while participating in their chosen volunteer positions. Surely there must be policies and protocols to follow. Is there fault in those policies and protocols? Who is responsible to see that those policies and protocols are followed? If there is fault in the existing policies and protocols, who is going to see that they are changed so accidents like these don’t happen again? It is reported that both incidences are under investigation. In fact, the inquest into Sheilah Sweatman’s accident was to commence June 4. The key word here is “was”. The BC coroner’s office postponed the inquest on May 28. The information bulletin

reports the delay was found to be necessary to ensure availability of all required witnesses. They have had 11 months to prepare for this inquest and the incident was witnessed by RCMP, SARS members and it was videotaped. It occurs to me that the agencies that are responsible for investigating these incidents may be disorganized or incompetent.

We the public need to demand these investigations be thorough, transparent and objective. So while it is reported that the incidences are under investigation I question whether there may be a conflict of interest in that the investigators work for Work Safe BC, Emergency BC. Along with the Coroner’s Service they all work for Ministry of Justice. Will they be out to protect themselves and their departments or will they find fault in their policies, procedures and protocols and determine what is needed to protect our SARS teams and their volunteers. The families of these volunteers and the general pub-

lic are entitled to a thorough and complete investigation, with expert witnesses providing input. Afterall it could be your child, brother, sister, mother or father volunteering who’s life is in jeopardy next. We the public need to demand these investigations be thorough, transparent and objective. Sheilah was a former resident of Winnipeg, she has family and friends in both Winnipeg, Alberta, BC and Europe still grieving her death and wondering what if anything will come out of this investigation. Will Sheilah’s death just be another statistic or will it start an overhaul of the policies, procedures and protocols in place protecting future SAR personnel both paid and volunteers. I am not related to Sheilah or her family, but I have witnessed the devastation her death has had on her family. Search and Rescue teams all across Canada depend on volunteers. There are several incidences every week where these volunteers are called into duty. The safety of all SAR personnel both paid and unpaid should be of upmost importance. Avis L’Esperance Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Seasonal Maintenance Package HUGS. To all Grad 2012 parents: thank you for your patience with us, we are doing our best and are only volunteers after all. SLUGS. To the person who wrote: “Cougars can’t read” on our posters we placed around town for our missing black dog. As it turns out he wasn’t eaten by a cougar. - Grumpy pet owner HUGS. To the person who found our missing black dog trapped in his house for three days and let him out. We sure missed him. - Happy pet owner SLUGS. To the person who let their black dog run free. When I closed my garage door and went away for three days it got trapped in my house and destroyed it. - Grumpy house owner SLUGS. To the disrespectful man at the provincial playdowns at the soccer pitch during the Nelson

game this past weekend. Your immature display in front of impressionable young players was not only disappointing but also embarrassing. How are we to teach our youth to respect the referees and fair play in this fantastic sport with the example that you showed on Sunday? You are a familiar face within the soccer life and you should be supporting our officials not disrespecting them! This was a very sad moment in an otherwise wonderful weekend. You should really be ashamed of your actions. HUGS. To the lead truck in the grad cavalcade on Saturday. You really shone. Congratulations and best wishes to all the grads.

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Trail is not a garbage dump Welcome to Pulpit Rock Trail, a hike that is one of Nelson and area’s pride and joy. Yes, this pile of garbage is actually the sight that greets hikers as they arrive for a peaceful trek up the mountain. Regular hikers and residents are getting more dismayed as this pile of coffee containers and plastic bags filled with dog waste continues to grow with each passing day. Hikers are typically people who appreciate and respect the outdoors, so we are perplexed that other outdoor enthusiasts feel that they can just leave their garbage at the foot of the trail, expecting it to be looked after. Visitors to Johnstone Road should realize that it is in a rural community and does not have garbage pick-up. Regardless, it is disturbing to

Garbage piled at the entrance to the Pulpit hiking trail on Johnstone Road shows a lack of respect by those who use it, according to letter writer.

see that some people do not take responsibility for their garbage and dog waste, so we are requesting that you follow

the hiker’s rule of taking what you bring. Terri Richardson Nelson

Mayor shows lack of leadership As a former board member of the Regional District of Central Kootenay, I was surprised to see the complete abandonment of any of the protocols followed by elected municipal councils in Canada during the “discussion” of the cannabis issue at Monday night’s council meeting. The responsibility for the conduct of meetings rests

“FREE MY GRAPES” CRUSHED Relaxed federal regulations mean little after BC Liberal government puts the kibosh on direct sales to the rest of Canada British Columbia’s buzzkill government has dampened the dreams of many BC wineries that expected to finally be allowed to sell wines to customers in other provinces after Bill C-311 was passed unanimously last week in Ottawa.. Within two days, Rich Coleman, the minister responsible for BCs Liquor Distribution Branch announced that the province would only allow individuals to export one case of BC wine at a time, and that it must be in hand - no mailing it to yourself, or anyone else. It remains to be seen if other licensees, like private liquor stores, will be allowed access to this enormous new market. Some speculate that the BCLDB will pursue legislation that will secure this opportunity for their own

solely with the chair. If that individual is incapable of running a fair meeting, then he/she should be replaced. Why should the minority rule just because they won’t follow the rules? The transcript shows that the mayor spoke up around 48 separate times during this “discussion.” Although some of these

instances were for procedural matters, the majority were to let councillors know his position and to clearly state that he would not co-operate with council if they did not act according to his wishes. Many of his speeches unceremoniously interrupted others on council. Earl Hamilton Nelson

operations, that is, the BC Liquor Stores. If that happens, the BC government will be the only real benefactor of C-311, extracting two thirds of this new revenue for their own coffers and essentially robbing other players in the industry, including wineries, of billions of dollars. Few saw this coming. John Skinner of Painted Rock, a small but respected winery, says new provincial rules foul the spirit of C-311 and shut wineries like his out of the whole game. Painted Rock does not produce enough product for BCLDB demands and he does not feel much like giving them 66 cents on the dollar to sell it for him. He is once again limited to selling his wines through the VQA stores, which pay more than double what the BCLDB pays, or from his own shop at the winery. To be continued.



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Local Homebuilder First in Province

Mandala hits Energy Star mark SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

A local home builder has created BC’s first Energy Star-qualified house. Lars Chose, founder of Mandala Homes, designed the home with his partner Rachel Ross. Built on their property at Six Mile, the couple lives in the home and uses it as a demonstration model for Mandala. As the name suggests, all Mandala homes are round, which Chose said makes them naturally energy efficient. “There’s less wall space, which means less surface area to lose heat through,” Chose explained. The main difference between his house and the 65 other Mandala homes built since the company’s inception in 1995 is the thickness of the walls. With 10 inch walls instead of the standard six inch, Chose’s house has room for much more insulation. And every appliance in the house, as well as the heat pump, water heater and ventilation system, are all Energy Star approved. The wood stove in the living room is built from soap stone to

Rachel Ross (left) and Lars Chose (right) at their Six Mile home which they designed, Sam Van Schie photo built, has achieved a high Energy Star rating.

maintain its heat for seven hours after the fire burns down. “If it’s 20 C in here when we go to bed and turn all the heat off, it will be 19 C when we wake up in the morning,” Chose said. EnerGuide rated the home 84 out of 100, exceeding the minimum rating of 80 required to qualify as an Energy Star home. Homes built to code are generally rated around 65, and to get into the 90s a home would need to be completely off grid. But more than just being energy efficient, Chose and Ross agree there’s something distinctly calming about being inside the curved walls of their Mandala, with natural light flooding

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the speed in which Mandala homes can be constructed takes a lot of the stress off. She and Chose moved in last March, just five months after they poured the foundation. “If anything, building the house brought us closer,” Ross said. “I see this home as a container for a healthy relationship and a healthy family.” Chose and Ross will be hosting a home tour of their Mandala this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3234 Heddle Road in Six Mile. All are welcome, no reservation required. In addition to showing their house, they’ll also tour their Mandala-style artist’s studio, greenhouse and carport.

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This is your opportunity to sit down with popcorn and juice to see a large-screen, full-length documentary. The Nelson Refugee Committee brings you the documentary Obachan’s Garden. 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 fundraiser with a suggested donation of $10.

4Cats Art Studio is offering free workshops this weekend for kids ages five to 12 to create artwork that will be donated to a charity art sale raising funds for Kootenay Kids. Create either a Jackson Pollock inspired splatter painting from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. or an Andy Warhol inspired pop art coffee cup from 11 a.m to noon. Workshops are offered Friday, June 16 for five to eight year olds, and repeated at the same times on Saturday, June 17 for eight to 12 year olds. Space is limited. Register online at or call 250-354-2287. The art will be sold at Grounded Coffee Shop on June 28.

Have you ever seen the rings of Saturn, the remains of a dead star, or a ball of 100,000 stars? The Taghum Hall Starry Night Astronomy Program can show you these and many more objects in the night sky through our astronomy telescopes, Friday, June 15 and Friday June 22. The astronomy programs are weather permitting. For more information, call Wayne Holmes at 354 -1586 or email

The Nelson Friendship Outreach Clubhouse are having yard sale on Saturday, June 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at 818 Vernon Street and it will be held in the back yard. They will be accepting donations until the sale date. For information call 250 352-7730.

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.

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 information see relaybc. ca/nelson2012.

Head down to the Playmor Junction church on Saturday, June 16 for the last chance dance. There will be a mixed playlist with Latin, smooth, swing and more. The music starts at 7:30 and wraps-up around 10:30 p.m. There will be refreshments. Come on out and have an energetic evening. For more information visit

On Sunday June 17, the Nelson and District Arts Council has invited community members and stakeholders to participate in identifying specific recom-

mendations on how the 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 Slocan Valley Art and Garden Tour returns Sunday, June 17 from 10 a.m. 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. Donations gratefully accepted on site. For more information, contact Ruth Porter 250-226-7349. Encourage kids to investigate great reading this summer. Children will be forced to wonder whether what they read is “Strange… But True?” when they join the 2012 Summer Reading Club for free at the Nelson Public Library. Kids can sign up at the Nelson Library starting on Monday, June 18 and receive a free reading record and bookmark, as well as collect weekly stickers. Check us out for fun free programs, contests and displays all summer. Kids who complete their reading record will be eligible to receive a special Summer Reading Club medal. Make sure to join us on Wednesday, July 4 at 1 p.m. to kick off our summer festivities with snacks, book draws and Rossland children’s author Darcee O’Hearne. If you can’t make that, be sure to come see a fantastic show by Norden the Magician on Monday, July 16 at 3:30 p.m. Everybody is welcome. For more information about Summer Reading Club check the website at nelson.bclibrary. ca, the online Summer Reading Club at or simply email 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 across BC participating in the PGA of BC golfathon for ALS presented by uniPHARM and Medicine Centre Pharmacies Charitable Foundation. Please note that the Nelson Public Library will be closed for a staff meeting and training on Tuesday morning, June 19. The library will be open at 1 p.m.

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Second Grand Piano Fundraising Concert and Auction Thursday June 28, 7:30 p.m. at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church on Ward and Silica with Noemi Kiss and Kathleen Neudorf, sopranos; Robert Hargreaves, piano and harpsichord; Tobias Jenny, recorders and harpsichord. Bessie Wapp will auction off an Asian dinner for six cooked and served by Lena and Marty Horswill. Tickets $15, ($10 students) at the door. All seniors welcome to a potluck luncheon to be 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 Saturday, 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. 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. For the schedule and more information visit their Facebook page at Best of the West: Klash in the Kootenays. Local skateboarders will be at the Nelson and District Youth Centre on Friday, June 15, for a game of skate from 5 to 8 p.m. Entry is free and there are two categories: 15 and under, and 15 and over. Registration is required and is available at Tribute Boardshop. For more information call 250-352-7722. Every Thursday and Sunday the Nelson Ultimate Frisbee Association hosts pick up Ultimate at Lakeside Park. 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. SPIRITUAL

Every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. the downtown market offers regional farm produce and a variety of locally-made and -sourced products that support community sustainability. Nelson’s Downtown local market offers up a superb selection of regional organic produce, ready to eat food, local arts and crafts, clothing, body care, and much more.

On Sunday, June 24 at 1:00 p.m. at Rotary Lakeside Park the summer solstice marks the official start of summer and the longest day of the year. In celebration of this event the Nelson Community Labyrinth Group will be hosting a community walk at the Lakeside Labyrinth on the Sunday following the actual day of solstice. This is an excellent opportunity to join others in exploring the many benefits of walking the labyrinth. For more information call 250-352-9630.

The Nelson Technology Club is a growing, independent initiative to nurture technology advancement within the local community. The technology club meets every Wednesday at 207-601 Front Street.

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Saturday June 16th 10am-10pm Lakeside Park, Nelson Schedule of Events (All times are approximate and some acts may change) Kid’s Activities

Entertainment Lineup 10:00am: 10:20am: 11:30am: 12:30pm: 2:00pm: 3:00pm: 4:45pm: 6:30pm:

Opening Ceremony & Survivors’ Victory Lap Lazy Poker Band Grant & Mara Nelson Community Band Fight Back Ceremony Sunshine Drive White Lightening Roy Has Fire

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A cache of memorabilia from one of Nelson’s longestserving mayors has turned up in a Seattle antique store and is expected to be returned home this summer. Included in the Norman Stibbs collection are three scrapbooks full of news clippings, correspondence with other mayors from across North America, telegrams from World War II heroes and US presidential candidate Wendell Willkie, and an amusing letter from the Earl of Athlone, apparently written as a commencement address to Nelson’s boy scouts. There’s also a copy of a 1912 edition of Opportunities magazine, which contains articles extolling the fruit growing future of the Kootenays, ads for the Hume Hotel’s European plan, and a photo of the thenrecently constructed CPR hotel at Balfour. And there’s lots about the approval and construction of the Nelson airport, Stibbs’ chief legacy.

ARCHITECT’S DISCOVERY Brian Knecht, who has an aunt and uncle in Bonnington, made the accidental find last month. An American citizen, he moved to Seattle a few months ago after a year and a half in Nelson, Slocan Park and Rossland. Although he holds a BA in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, he didn’t have much luck finding a job or securing a work visa. “I’m in love with Nelson, like so many, but I had to leave,” he said in an email. “My partner, who is Canadian, decided to

Brian Knecht with the box of Norman Stibbs treasures he discovered in a Seattle antique store last month. submitted photo

move to Vancouver so we could still be close once I settled in Seattle.” On his second day there, he was out looking for a bed frame when he stopped in an antique shop going out of business, and stumbled across a framed 1912 plot map of Nelson. “I was so stoked to see a little reminder of the place I love so dearly that I snatched it right up,” he says. Noting his excitement, the owner told him to come back the next day for more. “Sure enough, there was this box full of ephemera. It turned out to be a treasure trove of Nelson memorabilia. All kinds of papers and articles and things. With my degree in architecture, I was drawn to stuff of that nature, but also quirky things I thought my aunt and uncle would like.” He found it awkward to examine everything in the middle of the closing sale, so just bought a few things. That

night, however, he lay awake, wondering what he’d left behind, and worried the owner would throw the rest out. Determined to secure it all, he arrived as soon as the store opened the next day, and was relieved to see the box behind the counter — but the owner wasn’t around. The clerk wasn’t willing to sell without the boss’s permission, so Knecht urged him not to let the box out of his sight, and promised to return. “And the next day, for $20 more, the owner let me have the rest.”

WARTIME MAYOR Knecht says in talking to the dealer, he learned a Stibbs grandson fell on hard times after the 2008 recession: “He sold all kinds of stuff, it sounds like, furniture-wise, but also this box of his grandfather’s memorabilia.” Story continues to Page 13 There are 7,000,000,000 people. There are 9,000 blue whales.

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Continued from Page 12 present to lead patriotic exerThe collection is essentially cises, greet the servicemen and complete except for an en- women going out and coming graved, 10 karat gold Masonic home, and always to sing the medal the dealer listed on eBay praises of Nelson.� last November. It failed to sell, He brought several promibut someone subsequently nent people to town including the aforementioned Earl bought it. Knecht plans to of Athlone, as well give a few items as Lord Halifax, to his family and former viceroy of donate the rest to India and British foreign secretary, Touchstones. who in 1943 was “It has been a joy to feel a connection British ambassador to Nelson through to the US. all this memorabilia, Stibbs left office but the real joy will as Nelson’s longestbe in sharing it with serving mayor — a people who also aprecord since broken preciate it the way I by Louis Maglio, aldo,� he says. “I plan though Stibbs still to visit my aunt and holds the mark for uncle sometime this longest consecutive summer and bring service. Four times all this back to where he was elected mayNorman Stibbs it belongs.� or by acclamation. Retired Nelson ar- COURTESY TOUCHSTONES NELSON Stibbs was named chivist Shawn Lamb, for one, a freeman of Nelson in 1947. He would welcome its return. was also a life member of the “This is another of those in- Union of BC Municipalities, credible stories about where founder and honourary presithings turn up,� she says. “Stibbs dent of the Nelson Sea Cadets, was mayor at crucial times in and helped start the midsumNelson’s history, so his fonds mer bonspiel. But he’s best rewould be a great addition to membered for the airstrip that now bears his name. the archives.� Stibbs died in 1972 at 88. He Stibbs’ term as the city’s chief executive lasted from 1938-46, was survived by one son, Dr. and he guided the city through Gerald Stibbs of Seattle, and the difficult war years. three grandchildren. According to Sylvia Crooks Knecht, meanwhile, still in Homefront and Battlefront: hopes to return to Nelson perNelson BC in World War II, “No manently: “If you know of any single person in Nelson contrib- architects around town who’d uted more to the war effort than be willing to give a job offer to Norman Clarence Stibbs ... He a very grateful American, please worked tirelessly on fundrais- let me know. I can’t wait to get ing campaigns... and was ever back.�

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Roller derby has really caught on in the region and some of the best players in West Kootenay will match up against the top teams from around Western Canada to see who will get an opportunity to play in the Canadian nationals in 2013. Andrea Klassen photo MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

Eight of the best roller derby teams from Western Canada have arrived in Nelson for the Klash in the Kootenays. “It’s quite exciting,” said Barb Morgen with Brown Paper Tickets who is helping with some of the tournament’s logistics. “The league in the Kootenays actually has the most roller derby teams in all of Canada, even of the bigger cities. It really seems

to be the hotbed of interest in the sport right in the West Kootenays.” The West Kootenay Roller Derby League is home to seven home teams from Trail to Salmo and into Nelson, and has one all-star team, the Kootenay Kannibelles — who will be skating in the weekend’s tournament. “This tournament this weekend will really end up being a best of the best in Western Canada, and perhaps there are some leaders that will be skating this week-

“It really seems to be the hotbed of interest in the sport right in the West Kootenays.” Barb Morgen Tournament Spokesperson

end that might take it all in the end,” said Morgen. This year is the first year in Canada that there will be a national champion, and Morean is predicting that a team from BC could be

named No. 1. “There is a better than average likelihood that that team could be skating this weekend in Nelson,” she said. The bouts begin on Friday with the Kannibelles taking on the Okanagan Shuswap Roller Derby Association. The teams will compete Friday and Saturday with championship games on Sunday. For more details and a full schedule visit the

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Sports High School Rugby

Bombers learn key lessons at provincials MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

The L.V. Rogers senior boys rugby team fought a hard season taking home the regional championship, but despite their efforts the Bombers finished in 12th place at the BC provincials earlier this

month in the Lower Mainland. “At the end of our season, I think the boys were a little tired and really beat up,” said Bombers coach Michael Joyce. “We had a lot of injuries and I think that they had had their season. They had a great sea-

son. They were determined, they tried but they didn’t play their best.” Early in the tournament the Bombers took on Surrey’s Southridge who were ranked 10th in the province. “We didn’t play to our potential in the provincials,” said Joyce.

“We played above our potential in some games this year. We played to our potential through most of the season, but during the provincials having some of our key guys out of the line-up really hurt us physically.” Southridge defeated the Bombers 20-7.

The senior Bombers (seen here during the regional championships in May), came away from the provincials with a 1-3 record Megan Cole photo

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On day two, LVR took on Esquimalt beating them 12-5, were defeated by North Vancouver’s Windsor 38-0 later in the tournament and played their last game against Kelowna Christian with a final score of 24-5 for Kelowna. “I think that our second game was really a highlight,” said Joyce. “We played in a large stadium. Because we were ranked high we got to play in the Rotary Stadium. We won the game which was great. Other coaches that coach higher level teams and club teams

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were watching that game and although we didn’t play our best game, we defended really well and did a lot of things right. We have players that are going to move on to play with other higher level teams because of those games.” The Bombers have three players graduating this year, but many of the players are in Grade 10 and 11 and will likely be back on the pitch next year. “It was a big strong team last year of older kids,” said Joyce. “But what’s nice about next year is that I have most of my team returning

to come hard and start early and do the right thing.” Because many of the players were younger, they will hopefully get a chance to play the provincials again next year. “It’s great for them to see it because they know what’s coming next year,” said Joyce. “They’ve seen the routine and they understand the level. All of those things will contribute to a better experience next year.” The Bombers finished in 12th place, which is higher than they have ever finished at the provincials.

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First planted as hedgerows in England around 1840 to keep out trespassers, the lowly hawthorn has since become one of our most cherished flowering trees. The common name for hawthorn comes from the old English word for hedge – ‘haw’ and simply means thorny hedge. Its botanical name – crataegus, comes from Latin, and means hardness, referring to the quality of the wood. The modern Hawthorn tree, and in particular, Paul’s Scarlet will grow in most soils, including alkaline, in sun or partial shade. It’s relatively small size – 16’ to 20’ high and about 15’ wide makes it ideal for the smaller urban gardens. In some parts of the world the flowers, berries and leaves are harvested for medicinal and culinary purposes. Completely thorn less, Paul’s Scarlet has a stunning flower display from May ‘till June and are still blooming in the nursery right now. The clusters of dark, rosy pink flowers bring an abundance of glossy red berries in the fall. It is definitely on my ‘favorite list’!

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Sports Nelson Neptunes Swim Club

Fourth place finish in Grand Forks Nelson Star Staff

The Nelson Neptunes swim club travelled to Grand Forks last weekend and finished fourth in the Boundary city’s annual “B” meet. “Considering it was a small pool and a timed finals meet, the results were very good,” said Neptunes coach Andre Kudaba. “The enthusiasm put forth by the swimmers on Saturday is making me look forward to the competition in Trail this weekend.” The swimmers that compete in this meet have times

that fall in the B section of the A/B time cut off. This allows the swimmers that do not generally get aggregate medals to have the chance to do so. Those taking home medals from Grand Forks included: Olivia Cowan, gold (division 3 girls); Nava Sachs, bronze (division 4 girls); Emma Borhi, gold (division 5 girls). Cowan also set a new meet record in the 50 m backstroke with a new time of 42.16 (old time was 42.30). The host club topped the overall team standings with Castlegar finishing second.

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Community Summer Camp Staple on East Shore

Tipi set for 25th summer BRIAN LAWRENCE Creston Valley Advance Editor

In 1988, the Tipi Camp Nature Retreat opened at the tip of Pilot Peninsula on the East Shore, offering a peaceful getaway from everyday life. Now in its 25th season, the camp on Kootenay Lake is still going strong, and shows no sign of stopping. “I’m delighted,” said Peter Duryea, a founder of the Guiding Hands Recreation Society, which runs the camp. “It says to me that yes, it’s a good idea, yes, there is a need and, yes, people are picking up on it.” For those who have ever wondered what the camp is like, its annual open tipis day will be held on June 24, when visitors can enjoy a potluck lunch. Boats will leave the East Shore’s Lakeview Store from 10 a.m. to noon, then return after 2 p.m. Visitors are guaranteed to grasp the camp’s purpose — helping others to reconnect with nature. “For me, that seems to be what humanity has forgotten,” said Duryea. “The bottom line in decision making is economic — we’ve lost touch with our realities.” Those realities, from living off the land to simply breathing fresh air, were the basis of the camp’s creation. Duryea, a Hollywood actor in the 1960s and 1970s (and himself the son of an actor), moved to the Kootenays for a quieter lifestyle and soon found himself involved in the exact opposite. “I was embroiled in a struggle between the community and forestry,” said Duryea. “My life turned into a battlefield… I discovered I was the other pole in the struggle, and looked for something positive. I wanted to use the land in a way that wasn’t exploitive.” With the donation of land from Alice Bruce, who owns 200 acres on Pilot Peninsula, and with the help of local individuals and businesses, the project got off the ground, although it took eight years for the camp to sustain itself financially. “[Bruce] liked what we were doing — she was kind of a rebel herself,” said Duryea. “It grew very organically with a lot of community support from every sector. If you stick around long enough, neat things can happen.”

The Tipi Camp Nature Retreat on the East Shore offers campers some pretty incredible experiences and memories. submitted photo

And the 72-year-old has stuck around long enough to hand the reins over to Sandra Bernier, who organizes volunteers, writes grants and oversees the camp’s day-to-day operations. “It’s a big job,” said Bernier, who grew up in Toronto and moved to the Kootenays in 1999. “I have tremendous respect for Peter and what he’s accomplished. It’s such a blessing to me to follow him and carry out the delivery of programs and have the place open for people to come.” Each summer the Tipi Camp has about 300 visitors, including kids and teens in two WISE (Wilderness Immersion for Self-Esteem) programs and youth 17-21 in YA! for young adults. The programs started with one kids’ camp and one teen camp each season, then expanded to two, and then added the young adult camp last year. “Kids get hooked,” said Bernier. “That’s how the young adult program came to be. Six-

teen-year-olds would realize it was their last year, after coming to camp since they were nine. They couldn’t see the summer without it… It’s amazing to see what an impact the WISE program has on kids. It permeates. It flows into them.” None of the camp’s programs could be accomplished without 50-60 volunteers each summer nor the community support that has been maintained from the beginning. “I have a lot of really skilled willing people who love the camp and help however they can,” said Bernier. “The support for it really touches me. People can relate because they see what it’s worth.” That recognition makes the hard work worth it, as Bernier continues to channel Duryea’s vision. “I can’t think of a better cause or a more noble line of work,” Bernier said. “It nourishes my soul.” For more information on Tipi Camp, visit tipicamp.


Friday, June 15, 2012 Nelson Star

Community Keep it clean out there.

THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING PRESENTATION OF THE 2011 ANNUAL MUNICIPAL REPORT Nelson City Council will consider approval of the 2011 Annual Municipal Report at a Special meeting of Council on Monday, June 25th, 2012. The Special meeting will follow immediately after the Committee of the Whole meeting which starts at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 310 Ward Street, Nelson. The draft 2011 Annual Municipal Report is available on the City’s website at and can also be viewed at City Hall. The public is encouraged to comment on the Annual Municipal Report and if you are unable to attend the meeting, please email, fax or mail your comments to: Financial Annual Municipal Report Comments City of Nelson 101 - 310 Ward Street, Nelson, B.C., V1L 5S4 Fax: (250) 352-2131 email:

Kootenay Lake Levels Alert - High Lake Levels | June 13, 2012 FortisBC is advising local residents that Kootenay Lake levels are expected to reach 1752 ft. at Queen’s Bay in the next few days, possibly reaching 1753 ft. There is a risk of flooding in some areas. FortisBC has been operating the Kootenay River system at the maximum discharge since the middle of March and will continue to do so until after the lake peaks.

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Present level: 1748.96 ft. 7 day forecast: Up 12 to 18 inches.

For more information on emergency flood preparedness contact your local authority, or visit the Provincial Emergency Program (PEP) website at or call 1-800-663-3456. If you would like to be notified via telephone or email about large or unusual changes to Kootenay Lake water levels, visit to complete an online form or call 1-866-436-7847.

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A free July 1 ride on the Streetcar SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

July is fast approaching, officially marking the last half of 2012 which is the International Year of Cooperatives. This year, the International Year of Co-operatives has been declared by the United Nations to highlight the strengths of the co-operative business model in furthering socioeconomic development around the world. Regionally, the Upper Columbia Co-op Council has been celebrating the initiatives of its members, including financial co-operatives like the Nelson & District Credit Union that have a history of caring about the needs of their members and their communities. In recognition of the International Year of Co-operatives, Canada Day and the 20th anniversary of the Nelson Electric Tramway Society, the local credit union is sponsoring free admission on the streetcar all day on Sunday July 1. “It’s the long history of this volunteer organization that makes the story of this local street car society so brilliant,” said Tom Atkins of the credit union. “This is the second time we have sponsored this Canada Day free-ride and are proud to support this community of volunteers and offer this opportunity to

the visitors and to the residents of Nelson on our nation’s holiday.” Chris Holland, Nelson Electric Tramway Society director and streetcar conductor adds, “It is organizations such as credit union that help make the Nelson Electric Tramway Society successful. We are extremely appreciative and

“We are extremely appreciative and fortunate for the relationship with such a community partner.” Chris Holland Nelson Electric Tramway Society

fortunate for the relationship with such a community partner. This year, the Credit Union has again gone above and beyond by sponsoring the tram on Canada Day so the people of Nelson can ride for free and learn more about its living history.” More information on these two longstanding community organizations can be found by stopping by the Nelson branch of the credit union or jumping on the streetcar and chatting with one of their friendly conductors. More information on the Upper Columbia Co-op Council via their website:



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Bear sightings normal MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

Grizzly bears have been spotted by drivers travelling south of Nelson towards Salmo, but conservation officer Jason Hawkes said it is not uncommon to see bears in that area. “It’s a historical area for bears to come down in the springtime because of the food sources there,” said Hawkes. “That is why the Regional District (of Central Kootenay) closes that trail there so that we don’t have

people bumping into bears feeding there.” Grizzly bears have been seen in the area during the spring for several years as they come down to feed. “There have been bear reports there over the spring,” said Hawkes. “But I haven’t heard of any sightings recently. The last one I have is about a week or two ago.” Conservation officers know there are bears in the area, which is why the regional district has closed the trail. “I wouldn’t doubt that there are bears in the area,” said Hawkes.

Slocan Lake drowning Galena Trail reopens to hikers victim named Nelson Star Staff

Nelson Star Staff

The portion of the Galena Trail between Rosebery and Three Forks around Capella Creek that has been closed due to a washout since May 10 has been reopened. The closure of the New Denver area trail was a precaution while the Regional District of Central Kootenay determined the extent of damage. The repairs have now been completed and the cable car is functioning.

The Slocan man who died last week after his car went off the village wharf and into Slocan Lake has been identified as George Edward Anderson. RCMP and the BC Coroners Service continue to investigate the 76-year-old’s death, which occurred last Wednesday morning. While it appears he was able to escape his vehicle, he didn’t make it out of the water. Police say he was alone in the vehicle. They don’t know, however, whether he drove in deliberately or accidentally.

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Friday, June 15, 2012 Nelson Star

More Than Happiness

Marilyn Ann Kerfoot

By David Rae, Ministry Intern - Covenant Church focused on the happiness of the individual at the cost of the strength of the community. In Luke 9:23, Jesus says, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me.” According to Jesus, the best life lived is difficult. Why does it have to be this way?

If you asked people, “What does a quality life look like?” a common response would be one full of happiness. It’s what inspires people to get as much money as possible to get a comfortable lifestyle. It’s what drives others to become a celebrity at all costs. For others it is to pass all their days staring at a screen and yet others to delve into lifestyles that can potentially hurt themselves or others for short term happiness.

What I believe many people call a quality life is really Jesus, however, seems to indicate that happiness may just medicating yourself from fully living life. A quality not be the secret to a quality life. After all, if you need life means enjoying the good things in life, but also not money or celebrity or video games, then that means the shying away from dealing with pain in our lives and not only people that can attain quality life are those who are just sedating yourself with temporary happiness. It means rich or born in the right part of the world and it often is looking to our fellow humanity and “be happy with those who are happy, weep with those Anglican Church of Canada and that weep. Live in Evangelical St. Saviour's ProCathedral harmony with each Covenant Church Ward & Silica, Nelson other. Don’t be too Family Service & Eucharist Loving Jesus, Loving People, Sunday 10:30 AM proud to enjoy the Transforming Lives St. Matthew's company of ordinary Village Road, South Slocan • Nelson Sunday 9:30 AM people.” (Romans 702 Stanley St. • 352.9613 (No service third Sunday) Office: 8am - 1pm Tue - Fri Sundays at 10:00 am 12:16) It means Pastor Arden Gustafson 250.352.5711 St. Michael & All Angels struggling against Pastor Chris Wiens Busk Road Balfour Sunday 11 AM injustice for people • Balfour crushed by an unfair 7741 Upper Balfour Rd. • 229.2301 world. Sundays at 9:30 am



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Marilyn has gone home to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ. She passed suddenly, but peacefully at KLDH with her family and many friends by her side. She had a wonderful day visiting, talking on the phone with her grandchildren and even skyping with her newest great grandchild. It was a good day! Marilyn was one of 7 children born to Mavis and Bill Douglas. She was the eldest of her siblings; Bart (Nancy) Douglas, Carolea (Bob) Cutler, Judy Douglas, Bev Kirk, Billy (Sally) Douglas, Tom (Janet) Douglas. She lived her younger years in the Lower Mainland and then moved to the Slocan Valley in 1962 with her husband; the love of her life, Charlie Kerfoot, and their young family. Some of you may remember Marilyn from the years her and her sister Carolea ran their parents restaurant, the Maybill Motor Inn, in Winlaw. Marilyn had many interests in her life time. She played and coached softball; bowled; enjoyed bingo; and loved gardening, especially her flower garden in Winlaw. Marilyn’s favorite summertime activity was camping with Charlie and her and family at Silverton and at Wragge Beach. Marilyn raised 6 children and many of their friends along the way. Her door was always open and the coffee was brewing. She had a gift of making people feel welcomed and loved. She enjoyed meeting new people and making new friends. Marilyn’s family was her treasure and she will be deeply missed by her husband of 55 years, Charlie Kerfoot; her 6 children, Deb (Phil) Evdokimoff of Passmore, Ray Kerfoot of Castlegar, Chuck (Deanna) Kerfoot of Robson, Kim (Sheldon) McArthur of Perry Siding, Kevin Kerfoot of Winlaw, Koreen (Todd) Williamson of Blewett, her 15 grandchildren; her 6 great grandchildren (and the one on the way). Marilyn was predeceased by her parents Bill and Mavis, her sister Judy, and her brother Bart. A special thank you to Dr. Richard Milde and the nursing staff at KLDH; you were very dear to Marilyn. Thank you for taking good care of her. Please join the family on Saturday July 7th, from 1:00 – 4:00pm at the Winlaw Hall, for a celebration of life, to remember a very special wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Come and share a story or two with us.

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

It can be very easy to live a life where you medicate yourself from engaging in all of life, but by doing so, I believe you let life pass you by. Following Jesus is by no means easy, but it also means life is fully lived. As Jesus says in John 10:10, “The thief ’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is give them a rich and satisfying life.” A quality life is not defined by happiness, but rather by how much you live life fully, both the good and the bad, and living life with each other. Don’t cling to temporary happiness while the thief robs you of a full life.

Joseph John Plasko 1928 -2012 Joseph Plasko passed away with his family by his side at Kootenay Lake Hospital, June 6, 2012 He is survived by his loving wife Lillian, his daughter Rita Shannon (Jim) of Abbotsford and son Neil (Michelle) of Kelowna. As well as his granddaughter Sherry Postnikoff of Maple Ridge and grandson Steven Joseph Plasko of Kelowna and Great Granddaughter Kahli Postnikoff of Maple Ridge. He was predeceased by his son Lonnie in 2007. Joe was born October 11, 1928 in Bremen Saskatchewan. He was the youngest of 6 children of John and Katalin Plasko. He was predeceased by his 3 brothers, Michael, Adam and John as well as his 2 sisters Mary and Annie. Joe had to end his formal education at the age of 12 as he was a big strong boy, and they needed his help on the family farm. In 1949 he married Lillian Blaseg, who lived ¾ of a mile away and he then took over a section of his parents farm. In 1959 they took a trip to Vancouver Island to visit family. Their route took them through the Kootenay’s and Joe fell in love with the Nelson area. When a business opportunity presented itself in 1962, they packed up their 3 children, moved west and purchased the Blewett Store. Their store and house became a focal point for many of the neighbourhood children. Within the year he also took on the Rural Route mail contracts of RR#2 and RR#3. He really enjoyed travelling the scenic roads and interacting with the many friends he made along the routes. In 1975 they sold the store and Joe built his dream house on 5 acres below the store. He retired from the mail routes in 1989 and enjoyed his days tinkering around the property clearing brush and chopping wood. He created many miles of beautifully stacked woodpiles throughout the acreage. In 2002 they sold the property and moved into Nelson.As his mobility decreased he grew to love sitting looking out his big picture window at the view of Nelson and Elephant Mountain. He called it his “big Screen TV” Lillian has lost her “Bub” of 63 years and his grandchildren and extended family are mourning their “Papa Joe” His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family and he took such pride in all of them.. Joe was always fascinated with planes and took advantage of every opportunity to take a ride with local pilots. Once he moved into town he really enjoyed watching the planes flying in and out of Nelson Airport. Joe will be remembered as a gentle and generous man. He was always there to lend a hand when anyone needed help. Although Joe was large in stature he was a very quiet and modest man and never liked to be the centre of attention, so in accordance with his wishes there will be no memorial service. In memorium donations can be sent to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon Thank you to Dr. Lee, Dr. Murray, Rivka and all the home care workers who took such good care of Joe for the last 2 years. He is now pain free and at peace after suffering for the last few years with heart disease. God Bless Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. On-line condolence may be expressed at

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Coming Events

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DRUM CIRCLE every friday night 6-9pm KOOTENAY TIMES DINER all instruments welcome bring yr young’nz n’ yr kush’nz corner of kootenay n’ victoria HOME o the HOME BURGER DYNAMITE DANCE CAMP! at the Moving Centre July 3-6 9:15am-12pm ages 3 - 10yrs 2 levels boys & girls Dance! Sing! Craft! BIG PERFORMANCE! $150. call Miss Karin at 505-5013


Nelson Market Season is Here Again! EcoSociety presents:

Driver wanted with Class 1 full time position Day shift in Trail area, 250-365-7321

Cottonwood Community Market Saturdays 9:30 am - 3:00 pm May 19th - Oct 27th Cottonwood Falls Park

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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. G Tress Contracting in Golden BC has an immediate opening for a Mechanic (certification not required). Offering competitive salary and full benefits. Send resume to Fax 250-344-7362 or Call 250-344-0014.

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

If you are experiencing delays in the processing of your EI, CPP, OAS, Veterans Affairs, or CIC claims, please call the “Office For Client Satisfaction”


Nelson Downtown Local Market Wednesdays 9:30 am - 3:00 pm June 13th Sept 26th 400 block of Baker Street MarketFest 6:00 - 10:30 pm June 29th, July 27th & Aug 24th Baker Street North Thompson Arts Council Celebration of the Arts, June 23-24, 10am-4pm both days. 4307 Yellowhead Hwy, Barriere. More info at

Information There have been 34 HUMANS KILLED in North America in the last 100 years by black bears. For each person KILLED by the black bear there are 3 KILLED by snakes , 17 by spiders, 45 by dogs, 120 by bees, 150 Tornadoes, 374 by lightning, plus for every fatal black bear attack there are more than 50,000 murders by humans.

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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.


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Business Opportunities

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking DRIVERS WANTED: 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

Help Wanted Certified Crane Operator required for local construction projects please email resume to

In Memoriam



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Kootenay Society for Community Living is looking for Home Share providers to provide support to individuals with development disabilities in Nelson & Castlegar. For more info contact or call 352-0867 for Nelson or 365-2625 ext 2 for Castlegar

MANDALA Homes is looking for a carpenter to work in our fabrication shop building prefab home packages. This position requires carpentry and building experience with skills using basic construction tools. Please fax or email your resume to 250-352-0582 or

Bookkeeper/Legal Assistant at Trail Office Responsible for the full cycle of bookkeeping with attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy. Bookkeeping experience with Simply Accounting and PC Law program an asset. Strong communication skills, written and oral. Exceptional organizational skills and ability to work with a team and under little supervision. Receptionist/Legal Assistant at Castlegar Office Opportunity for someone who enjoys and excels in dealing with the public. Proficient computer skills in Word and Outlook. Willing to learn new skills, able to work with a team and take on many concurrent tasks with minimal supervision. Joyce Maloff Legal Assistant Thompson, LeRose & Brown Barristers and Solicitors #202 - 605 20th Street Castlegar, B.C. V1N 2P2 Phone (250) 365-7757 Fax (250) 365-7730 e-mail

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities


1923 – 2012

Our 6 month program gives you the specialized training needed for hospital positions. The focused, intensive schedule gets you into the work force as quickly as possible. We also offer: Online Medical Transcription - 9 months Pharmacy Technician – 8 months • Online or on campus

Health Care Assistant/RCA - 6 months Financial Aid available for qualified students P.C.T.I.A. accredited college

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Thomas Ainsworth Whitmore on Sunday June 10, 2012 at Castleview Care Hospital. Tom was born December 21st, 1923 in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan. He was the last survivor of 7 siblings. He met his to be wife Dorothy Paysen in Moose Jaw where they married May 14, 1949. He came to British Columbia in 1953 with his wife and then two small children, Carol and Allen. In 1962, and after the birth of two more children, Janice and Brian, moved to North Bend, BC and then moved to Calgary, Alberta in 1963. Tom’s love of the outdoors resulted in him accepting yet another move with the Canadian Pacific Railway back to Nelson in 1968 where soon after, Wayne, the fifth and final child was born. After attending Moose Jaw’s Technical School, Tom went to the CPR where he spent 42 years working as either an electrician or electrical foreman before retiring in 1980. His electrical career has passed on to sons and grandsons. His family was his world and his wife of 63 years was the love of his life. Tom‘s free hours were spent with family and friends in the outdoors either camping, fishing or hunting. His love of gardening kept his family in fresh vegetables and fruit wherever they lived. Tom will be sadly missed by his wife Dorothy, daughters Carol (Bill), Janice (Sid), and three sons Allen (Diane), Brian (Barb), and Wayne (Barb) and his 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at Thompson Funeral Chapel June 14, 2012 with Pastor Ann Pollack officiating. Cremation has taken place and interment was at the Nelson cemetery. At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Tom’s name would be appreciated. Online condolences may be expressed at Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service ltd.

Betty Normington February 9, 1920 - June 15, 2011 T dear Two d bbright i h eyes, a tender d smile, ill a lloving i heart that knew no quile. Deep trust in God that all was right, her joy to make others bright. Loving and kind in all her ways, upright and just to the end of her days, Sincere and true in heart and mind, beautiful memories she left behind. For our Mom, Grandmother, Great Grandmother With Love Always Michael and Leni

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


Janitorial Services Janitorial Services needed for Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick, the leading GM dealership in the Kootenays. Employment for five days per week, two hours nightly is offered. High standards of cleanliness are desired so those with Janitorial Experience or a Janitorial service are encouraged to apply.

Send resumes to No phone calls please. Thank you for applying for this position. Only those chosen will be interviewed.

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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


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PART-TIME INTRODUCTORY ACCOUNTING INSTRUCTOR Bring your accounting expertise to the School of Hospitality & Tourism — Nelson In this temporary, 17% part-time position— 3 instruction hours per week plus prep—you will leverage your strong accounting expertise and knowledge of the hospitality and tourism industry as you instruct first- and second-year students. Although they are offered under different names, your Fall 2012 course and your Spring 2013 course have the same curriculum and are already developed for delivery. In addition to a business degree and accounting designation, you have at least 9 years’ postsecondary education and management experience. Post-secondary teaching experience would be an asset. The term of this position is August 13, 2012 to April 20, 2013, with a possibility of renewal. Closing date: 4 pm, June 22, 2012.

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

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

Night Audit 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


Help Wanted

CARE AIDES & COOKS Career Opportunities at Mountain Lake Seniors Community in Nelson, BC “Pride in Caring” is AdvoCare’s philosophy and we welcome you to become a part of our team! We are currently recruiting casual positions with the potential to be permanent positions. CARE AIDES; The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ exp. as a Care Aide, must be registered with the BC CARE AIDE REGISTRY and have a registration # to be considered. COOKS; Must have certification from an approved training program, Food Safe, and a minimum of 2 years cook experience (preferably in a resident care facility enviro.). For both positions you must be able to work variable shifts, including weekends, have WHMIS, TB Test and provide a Physician’s Clearance note. Successful candidates will undergo a Criminal Record Clearance. To apply please visit our website www. or fax: (1)250-352-0056

TIMBERLAND is accepting applications and providing training for the 2012 fire season. Apply in person 610 Railway Street (upstairs).

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


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Merchandise for Sale



Home Care

Misc. for Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

Antiques / Classics

TV Specials Panasonic 32” $280 Samsung 51” $690, Samsung 55” 3D includes BluRay player $1050 warranty included West Liquidation Castlegar call for Appointment 250-365-3367 www

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

Nursing Foot Care foot care nurse with 18 yrs experience available at the mall Walk In Clinic on Sundays 11:15 am - 1:30 pm call for appointments 250 352-4666 in home visits also availible call Barb at 250 229-5777

Household Services

Misc. Wanted

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

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

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Computer Equipment

Commercial/ Industrial Property

Used Good Basic Office freestanding printer, copier, fax. From printing a simple file, sending faxes over the internet and scanning to email this will be great for a small office. $300.00 call 352-1890 ext 0

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

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 $2.50/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger $4.00/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

Fruit & Vegetables FRESH ASPARAGUS Sutcliffe Farms Creston, BC Place your order to ensure availability 250-428-9961 GRAND FORKS FARMS: Wed @ Nelson Trading Co. beside the Full Circle Cafe. Sat @ Cottonwood Market. Fresh Okanagan cherries, tomatoes, cucumbers, apples, gala apple juice, pears and more. Family Friendly prices Terry, Val & Erran Rilkoff 250-442-3514

Garage Sales 1215 WARD Street: Saturday June 16th 10am - 3pm Multi Sale Sat June 16th 8am-12pm Central School 811 Stanley St. SAT Jun 16 - 915 Waters St. Nelson - 9am-2pm - Above ground pool, TVs, Electronics, Housewares, Skis & more! Sat June 16th 9am-2pm 614 Parkview Road above Johnstone rd household items, 14” tires on rims, motorcycle helmet ladies chap’s & more

Shop from home! For Sale By Owner 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 GENEROUS SRI INCENTIVES & now government grants for first time buyers! SRI Homes and Lake Country are offering unbelievable discounts. Lake Country Modular Homes, located next to SRI’s Winfield factory, offers custom designs, factory tours, expert advice & service and the best price! Call Don Purdie toll free at 1-866-766-2214. 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:

Commercial/ Industrial

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

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Duplex / 4 Plex NELSON: Uphill Sunny 2 bdrm wood floors, gas f/p, yard. NS/NP $1000/mo + Util Avail July 1st 250-505-2103

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

Modular Homes DL# 7557

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


Auto Loans or


All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

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

1-888-229-0744 or apply at:


We Will Pay You $1000 Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

Shared Accommodation


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

Suites, Lower 2 bdrm almost new suite. $800/m N/P,N/S 352-1826

Want to Rent

NELSON: Downtown, 1 bdrm apartment Mature single adult. references NS/NP $675./m incl util. Avail immediately 354-4779 or 825-4666

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

Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services

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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

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

1999 Palomino Filly 21’ tent trailer, sleeps 8, new king & queen foamies, 3 way fridge, propane stove, $4500. Text or call 250-368-7286


Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

NOTICE OF INTENT RE: LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT HOURS OF SALE FOR FOOD PRIMARY LICENCE An application has been received by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, Victoria, BC, from 346735 BC Ltd., operating the Dam Inn at 3126 Station Road, South Slocan, BC, to apply for hours of sale between 11:00am and 1:00am, Monday - Sunday. Residents and owners of businesses located within a .8 kilometer (1/2 mile) radius of the proposed site may comment on this proposal by writing to: THE GENERAL MANAGER LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING BRANCH PO Box 9292 Stn Prov Govt Victoria, BC V8W 9J8 PETITIONS AND FORM LETTERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED To ensure the consideration of your views, you letter must be received on or before July 13, 2012. Your name(s) and address must be included. Please note that your comments may be made available to the applicant or local government officials where disclosure is necessary to administer the licensing process.

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

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 rollawaybed20 floatvest10 bikepannier10slocooker5 2x10lb dumbell5

Boats 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 $6,000 takes!! 250-551-3336/250-352-3942

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

Heavy Duty Machinery

Misc. for Sale

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Commercial Space for lease great retail & warehouse space can customize available immediately @ 5643 Taghum Frontage Rd. for info email

Nelson: Responsible young man looking for affordable rental - shared or on own. Needs to be in town or easy access to bus. Good rental references & will be a great tenant. Contact Errol at 352-9876 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

For Sale: 9 drawer dresser w/mirror, matching high boy, metal trunk cedar lined, massage table new & drop leaf table.

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




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Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

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

The eyes have it Fetch a Friend from the SPCA today!

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St. Joseph School “I Walk With God – God Walks With Me”

On May 25th the students from Nelson Christian Community School joined St. Joseph School students in their 2nd Annual Walkathon. Walking with God, together the students successfully raised over $7400 and walked 747km. The highlight of this walk was when a new heart recipient joined us as we walked around the Lakeside Park fields. Miracles do happen through our support to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Funds were also raised to help support Friends of the Family, St. Joseph School, and Nelson Christian Community School. The success of this event depends on the generosity of local businesses and we truly appreciate the contribution you have made to make the St. Joseph’s School Walkathon a success.


Telus Boosts Seniors Program Dave and Laura McMichael from the Telus Ambassador volunteers present a cheque to Yvonne Shewfelt (middle) for the Nelson and Area Elder Abuse Prevention Program bringing their total donation to $900 this year. The program has been under the umbrella of the Nelson and District Seniors Coordinating Society since the winter of 2008. It is the vision of this volunteer based group to utilize awareness-raising activities, education, current resource listings and advocacy to reduce ageism and to increase public knowledge for prevention, identification and reporting of elder abuse, neglect and self neglect in Nelson and the surrounding communities. For more on this program see the story at

Big Cranium Main Jet Peak Forest Consulting Saputo Save On Foods Subway Walmart West Creek Developments Catholic Women’s League Cloudside Inn B&B Columbia Basin Trust

Kootenay Christian Martial Arts Lucky Cupcakes Fortis BC Dr. Zarikoff Chop Shop Sam Baio Laurrie & Tony Johnson Nelson & District Community Complex Dr. Osepchook Panago


Action starts at 11 am on Friday! Nelson & District Community Complex



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EXPERTS WILL BE COMING TO THE GREAT CITY OF NELSON NEXT TUESDAY! We are pleased to give you an opportunity to showcase your wonderful items, at no cost! We continuously travel across Canada to educate people about their antiques and collectibles.

WELCOME TO THE SHOW! On behalf of everyone here at the Great Canadian Roadshow, we would like to express how excited we are to be coming to the wonderful city of Nelson. During our tour of Canada, we have seen an abundance of unique items coming into our shows. The history of this country never ceases to amaze us, as local citizens have continuously brought us extraordinary treasures that we have purchased. We invite everyone to bring in their items, free of charge, and sit down with an expert and have them examined. We are looking to purchase a variety of Antiques, Collectibles, and Precious Metals (Gold, Sterling Silver, Coins with Silver Content). We are expecting to see hundreds of people walk throughh oour ur ddoors oors dduring uring tthis his eevent, ven and we are looking forward to writing hundreds of cheques! We look forward to seeing you at the show! -Great G CCanadian di Roadshow R d h VVP


War Items

Any coins before 1967 Including Silver Dollars, Half Dollars, Quarters, Dimes etc.

WWI, WWII, War Medals, Swords, Daggers, Bayonets, Civil War Memorabilia, etc.

Gold Jewelry


Broken Gold, Used Jewelry, any missing pieces (Earrings, Charms, Gold Links ect.)

Toys, Train Sets, Dolls, Advertising, Cast Iron Banks, Pottery, etc.


1948 MS-62 M 62 MS Canadian Silver Dollar was recently purchased for $2,300

1921 VF-20 VF 20 Canadian George V Nickel was recently purchased for $9,350


1916c V VF-20 F 20 British Sovereign was recently purchasedfor $6,800

1948 MS MS-65 65 Canadian Half Dollar was recently purchased for $1,850

1953 MS-65 MS 65 Elizabeth Half Dollar was recently purchased for $1,100

19644 SP SP-67 67 Canadian Silver Quarter was recently purchased for $400


Prestige Lakeside Resort & Convention Centre 701 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, B.C. V1L 6G3 Directions: Located east of the corner of

Hall St. and Lakeside Dr. Just west of the Chahko Miko Mall.



For General Inquiries Please Call: 1-800-746-0902

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We Love Your Pets & They love Us!


Nelson Food Cupboard

Animal A niimall Hospital Healthy Pets, Happy Pets

Partnership grows food and understanding

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Good things are growing on Granite Road. The Nelson Food Cupboard is excited to announce a new partnership with Morning Glory Farm and Gardens. Earlier this spring local grower Sebastian Ellis began preparing gardens on land provided by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 1502 Granite Road. So far Ellis and other church “I think people members have built deserve to have seven raised beds and healthy, organic they intend to farm a quarter acre of land food.” this year. Ellis plans to Sebastian Ellis use to the gardens to supply fresh produce to the Nelson Food Cupboard. Concerns about local food security inspired Ellis to start the project. “I want everybody to be taken care of. I think people deserve to have healthy, organic food,” said Ellis. To fulfill this mission Ellis is planning a three year project that will recruit other churches with unused land to grow vegetables, fruits and nuts. Squash, green beans, carrots and potatoes are some of the vegetable crops Ellis plans to donate to the Food Cupboard this year. The Nelson Food Cupboard is a non-profit food bank that strives to provide customers with a variety of healthy food options. The Food Cupboard encourages local growers to donate excess fruits and vegetables. If needed, the Food Cupboard’s Harvest Rescue volunteers can help bring in the harvest. “We owe our existence to the generous support of the local community,” said Food Cupboard co-ordinator Anna Kirkpatrick. “Each year we receive thousands of dollars’ worth of donated produce. Donations of fresh fruit and vegetables help us stretch our food dollars further.” In the long term, Ellis hopes to expand the garden to two or more acres. For now, she is working hard to keep up with farm work and fundraising. Ellis intends to host occasional community work parties during the growing season. For more information contact the Nelson Food Cupboard at 250-354-1633 or To contact Morning Glory Farm and Gardens call 250-777-2189. Sebastian Ellis (right) and Marilyn Pond unload manure at the Seventh-day Adventist Church site. submitted photo

Valhalla Path Realty 280 Baker St., Nelson, BC

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Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814

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Neat and tidy one bedroom condo at Blaylock just a few miles from Nelson on the beautiful North Shore. Vaulted ceiling in living room, beautiful kitchen and bright bedroom with morning sun. The 8’x25’ deck has a wonderful lake view and is great for container gardening, accessed from living room and bedroom. Condo also includes a single carport and storage room.

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Pets Available for Adoption 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.

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Robert Goertz 250.354.8500


Well maintained multi-tenanted commercial building located in the downtown core of Nelson, BC. Zones C-1 and sitting on a 42 x 120 foot corner lot, this building offers over 5,000 square feet of retail space on 2 levels. Call Robert


Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584

2.5-acre river view lots only 15 min from Nelson. Both provide multiple building locations with broad outlooks over the Kootenay River. Each lot is unique and offers a natural forested setting. If you have been looking for that special spot to build, your search is over.

$249,900- $269,900 Call Norm or Lev


Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443


GEORGE 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.

Boasting over 2 sun soaked acres, this custom built home is far from ordinary. This 5 bedroom home has it all: from a gourmet kitchen to a theater room. The property offers a detached workshop, beautiful landscaping and a creek meandering through. It has been lovingly maintained inside and out and will not disappoint. This must be seen to be appreciated.

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.

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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!

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Yara Chard 250.354.3382


This lush .98-acre property borders on Cottonwood Creek offering privacy, gardens and multiple outbuildings just 5 minutes from Nelson. Enjoy 3 spacious bedrooms, a large kitchen, hardwood floors, master ensuite with walk-in closet, jet tub and skylight. A portion of the property is fenced for kids and pets and there is an open and covered deck area with a path to a fire pit.

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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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Tony Scherr, Bill Frisell, Kenny Wollesen and Greg Leisz will be at The Royal on Wednesday, June 20.

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it in the same way I’ve played other music — the time and obsessiveness I’ve spent trying to learn a Thelonious Monk or Charlie Parker song.

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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

Bill Frisell’s summer touring schedule includes New York, Chicago, Paris, Toronto, Montreal, Helsinki … and Nelson. In The Royal’s latest coup, the brilliant jazz guitarist comes to town next Wednesday with bandmates Greg Leisz, Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen. One of the most tasteful, innovative and influential musicians of the past 30 years, Frisell will perform the music of John Lennon. Originally conceived as an impromptu set for an event in Paris, the project ultimately turned into an album, All We Are Saying, released last September. Frisell spoke to {vurb} from Seattle, where he kicked off his tour last night.

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

July 5th - EI-B & UK Ghost July 6th - The Dudes July 10th - K’Naan with Guests July 14th - Liquid Stranger

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Have you ever been to this part of BC? No, I need to look at the map. We’re driving from Seattle. Certainly never played there. I’m really excited — I just keep hearing it’s this super cool place. Are you basically going to recreate your John Lennon album on stage? Not really. Whenever I record an album, it feels like it’s the blueprint. We’ll just continue trying to get further and further along learning the songs. It’s this strange double thing: I’ve known this music my whole life, but I haven’t really played

Were you trying to reinvent these songs or stay faithful to them? I wanted it to be absolutely true to the original versions. I wasn’t trying to rearrange or re-harmonize them. What I’m happy about was the language I have with these guys, which has developed over 10 or 15 years. We really don’t have to figure things out — it’s just a conversation that begins. That’s what was so amazing: we just played. I didn’t tell anybody what to do. I feel like we’re being true to the song but also our own language somehow comes through.

What did the Beatles mean to you as a kid? [They were] absolutely gigantic. It was February 1964 [when they arrived in America]. That’s a month before my 13th birthday. I had just started to get fascinated with the guitar. It’s at the very beginning of me wanting to do this. Then they come along and it was like ohmigod. It’s about as big a thing in my life as you could possibly imagine. It got me playing music, really. Bill Frisell performs at The Royal on Wednesday. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 8. Tickets are $30 from Urban Legends, The Music Store and For the full version of this interview, see

Joel Plaskett The Royal is proud to present Joel Plaskett with Mo Kenney live at the Capitol Theatre September 20. Plaskett has been a prominent figure in the Canadian indie rock scene since the mid-‘90s with his first band Thrush Hermit. Since then Plaskett’s exceptional songwriting and distinct sound has continued to be a staple in the Canadian rock community with countless albums and music awards now under his belt. Nova Scotian singer songwriter Mo Kenney will open the show. Tickets are $25 and are available at the Capitol Theatre Box office located at 421 Victoria Street. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Showtime 8 p.m.

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Smalltown DJs Smalltown DJs are no strangers to the Nelson area. The have taken the stage at Spiritbar many times and will be back to entertain crowds tonight. The DJ duo will also be at Shambhala Music Festival this summer, and before the arrived in the Kootenays, the crew from Shambhala caught up with the guys for a few questions. 1. You've toured in a few different countries. What is the most memorable thing that has happened to you while on tour? After we played at Lollapalooza a couple years ago they asked us to stick around at the end of the weekend and play the after party for all staff and bands with DJ AM. We were a bit nervous about it but so stoked as well. It was so cool to see bands like Broken Social Scene and Mark Ronson's going off while we played, and all the staff that had worked so hard on the festival all weekend. Just a really fun and spontaneous event. The kind of thing that makes you love what you do. 2. Is there any recent advance in electronic music technology that stands out to you as the most interesting or inspiring? I am a big Ableton Live fan, I think its such an amazing and powerful program and every day I learn something new about it.

3 . H o w m a n y years have you played Shambhala? I think this will be our 10th! Holy Shit! 4. What is your most m e m o rable moment at Shambhala? There are way too many to count. Some of them are: when Vinyl Richie and BC/DC played back to back in the Village, Hoola doing his early morning disco sets, Boy 8-Bit in the Forest, Cosmo Baker and DJ Ayres at the funk jam, Beatnuts in the Rock Pit, Adam Freeland at the mainstage, Mike Relm in the Village, Numark in the Village, Stanton Warriors in the Forest, Vinyl Ritchie

and Foxy Moron sets at the beach, The Yerba Mate place, and the great food. 5 What is next for Smalltown DJs? We have a ton of new records coming out on T&A, No Brainer, Sol Selectas and others. Also some collaborations with Nick Thayer, Grandtheft, Astronomar

and Willy Joy. This summer we are playing a bunch of fun shows and festivals. More music! More good times! Smalltown DJs take play Spiritbar tonight. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel.

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Metal would not be stopped! After the demise of classic-rock powerhouse SpreadEagle in 2009 (a fixture in the Lower Mainland metal scene for more than a decade) a few of the band mates retreated to their base in Mission and continued to informally jam together on weekends. Sharing guitar and vocal duties, Chris Dyck and Kenny Cook became increasingly excited about the quality and quantity of the riffs they were writing. Reclaiming bassist Aaron "Boon" Gustafson from touring duty in 3 Inches Of Blood, the discovery of drummer Mike Hannay (much younger than the other three but very talented and eager) sealed the deal and their resolve. Audiences went wild for Ancients' progressive metal sound and the group quickly decided to enlist the services of Jesse Gander, of Burnaby's Hive Creative Labs Studio.

Behind the recording console for albums by The Pack A.D., Japandroids, Vancougar and more, Gander approached the recording process methodically. “Jesse was fantastic to work with,” raves Dyck. “He watched us live many times, and invested lot of time planning out the recording process, and the sonics of the album.” “Unlike some engineers,” chimes in Cook, “he understands obscure references to sounds and tones. It's sometimes hard to describe sounds with words, but he always totally got it.” After months of recording, over dubs, editing, mixing, and mastering, the album was completed. With a buzz about Ancients rapidly growing, the band's new management shopped the finished product with fantastic results. “I can't disclose too much right now,” explains Dyck, “but we're very close to signing (any day now) a record deal with a known, major, metal record label. We're stoked, because out of a few choices, they were our

first.” Though the paperwork remains and lawyer fees loom, it looks like the band's fortunes are on the rise, and the powerful, loud melodies of Ancients will be heard by a much wider audience this fall. Ancients play The Royal on Saturday, June 23. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 at the door.


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Baker Street then and now Touchstones Nelson unveils a new exhibit featuring a montage of past and present photos of the Heritage City’s vibrant main street Greg Nesteroff Special to {vurb}


hirty-five years ago, a team from the BC Heritage Conservation Branch came to Nelson to study its old buildings as part of a pilot project on urban heritage planning. It resulted in a comprehensive book about the city’s architecture and kickstarted the downtown revitalization that reinvented Nelson as the Heritage City. What’s not as well known is that the project also involved assembling a photo montage of both sides of Baker Street as it looked in 1977. Designers and architects studied the photos as they brought building facades back to their original appearances. Now those images form the centrepiece of Baker Street Then and Now (and the Future of Heritage?), an exhibit that opens next week at Touchstones Nelson.

“These are working documents that were apparently just going to get chucked,” says curator Rod Taylor, who came across them a few years ago while working on another show. “Someone found them destined for the trash in Victoria and sent them back to the museum, thinking they would be better off here than in the landfill.” The photos, pasted on mat board, were never intended to be exhibited — they don’t align perfectly, and people and cars are sometimes cut off — but Taylor finds them fascinating. “Most archival images I’m used to seeing don’t have architectural intent,” he says. “They capture buildings in the background. This very deliberate cataloguing was really interesting.” The exhibit includes a digital copy of

the montage and matching contemporary photos by Heather MacAskill, letting you compare the Baker Street of today to 1977, when gaudy aluminum hid Victorian detail. It’s further complemented with sketches loaned by Robert Inwood, co-ordinator of the mainstreet restoration. The exhibit is timely given city council’s recent decision to eliminate its heritage advisory committee and dispense with Inwood’s services, but Taylor says that’s just a coincidence. The show does, however, consider the future of Nelson’s heritage. “We have this as part of our identity, but what does that mean now in terms of building and renovating and restoring?” Taylor asks. “Some people feel restoration is the golden standard. Others use terms like adaptive re-use and renovation.” While it’s a minor part of the overall

exhibit, he hopes it furthers the discussion: “We would be remiss if we didn’t include something that alluded to this dialogue, and provide a way for people to comment.” There’s also a virtual component: using the website Historypin, you can see many of the photos online as well as their locations on a map. Plus you can download an app that overlays historical images on the present day view with a smartphone.

• Baker Street Then and Now (and the Future of Heritage?) runs June 23 to September 9 in Touchstones Nelson’s Gallery B. The opening reception is Friday, July 13 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Get grilling this summer

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est quality steak and then asked me to turn it into a leather shoe. So now that I have told you how I really feel about n of the best things about summer is all of the welldone steak eaters lets talk about flavour. It is grills and barbecues come out and fill the air important to have a marinade done ahead of time and with that beautiful aroma that we are all use can be done up to 48 hours in advance. The longer to. Grilled meat and veggies, yum! I find that the smell the better, that is unless it has gone rotten! of something tasty on the grill has the same affect In this case I am going to share a lamb recipe that on me as coming in during the winter and smelling a involves a wet rub. Hold the jokes because I know roast in the oven or a chicken soup simmering away, they crossed your mind. my kind of aromatherapy. First off, peel 1 bulb of garlic and place in One thing that I thought I would a food processor. Add about 3 to 4 tablemention is that having some mispoons of smooth dijon mustard and lage on your grill adds flavour If you brush your fresh thyme and rosemary. You want to what ever it is you are to puree this until it is silky smooth. grill constantly with cooking, but there should Now the ideal way to prepare your be some maintenance to oil you will find your lamb is to have your butcher reavoid certain disasters. move the bone unless you are meat will turn out You will get the same brave enough to do so yourself. taste if not better if you looking better and You then want to butterfly the constantly scrub the grill whole leg so it is about 2 inches will cause you less down and brush it will a thick. Now season with salt and pephigh temperature oil. There stress. per and rub the dijon mixture until the is nothing worse than taking entire leg is coated. a bite out of a steak or piece of This is best if it is done at least 2 hours fish and biting down on a piece of in advance so that the garlic can infuse into the crispy black mystery food that leaves a meat. As for the cooking times lamb is best served bitter taste in your mouth. medium so if I were to ballpark a cooking temp and If you brush your grill constantly with oil you will time for you I would say about 12 mintutes per side find your meat will turn out looking better and will on medium high heat. cause you less stress. Just a simple tip but will make The last thing you want to remember when you are a world of difference in your grilling. It’s little tips like grilling meat is the resting period. It is very important these that if practiced regularly then your cooking to let the meat rest for about 10 minutes. The meat experiences will be less stressful. will be tougher otherwise and this resting period One of my favourite grilled meats is a leg of lamb will let the blood run out over a cooling rack and not and when done right it is sensational. someones plate. Blood on plates isn’t that appealing First off when cooking red meat you should have and if done in restaurants, it shows that there is an the meat out sitting on the counter ahead of time. inexperienced cook working the grill. You want it to be room temperature to have a betI hope that this inspires you all to fire up the barter turn out in the end, that is unless you are one of becues this weekend and enjoy some patio times those well done type of steak eaters. Nothing broke with good friends and family. my heart more, when a costumer ordered the high-

iomi Starspires, was born just north of Nelson, in Silverton and grew up around artists and yogis. She is now mainly a raw foodist for the last six years and teaches about the power of cleansing and change from the inside out. She is yoga teacher offering private classes, past time painter, lover of gardens, and is currently practicing bodywork in and around Nelson. Starspires has been painting for 12 years, though the show at the OurGlass has been in the making for the last five. Her art is the essence of inner experiences articulated through layers of colour. Much of her art is inspired by the passions she explores in life, such as yoga, breathwork, raw food and cleansing, meditation and spending time in nature. She wishes to share a vision of the rainbow essence behind all things and how beautiful the world is when seen through this cosmic lens. For those of you who choose to take home an original or high quality canvas print, she hopes this will support you and uplift you in your daily life. By

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remembering the essence and seeing the bigger picture, with one of these beautiful reminders, perhaps it will allow the mundane trials and tribulation in life, to take less of your focus. If you would like to know more about Starspires or her multifaceted offerings, such as yoga or massage or the weekend retreats she will be co-facilitating this summer, email Starspires at: or find her on Facebook and mention your interest in her art. Starspires work will be on display at OurGlass Gallery and Studio. There is an opening reception tonight starting at 7 p.m.


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It’s been raining more often than any of us would like. Every time you look out the window, there’s the wet stuff. Sometimes music helps the situation, or hinders it. I’m going to lean towards the former here... This playlist will get you through the rainy day blues!

Choices include:

Blind Melon – No Rain: Well that was obvious. This ‘90s classic will never get old.

Flunk – Blue Monday: This is a “New Order” cover that’s completely re-imagined - the perfect song to listen to in bed on a rainy day.

Milli Vanilli - Blame It on the Rain: So what if these guys will live in infamy as not actual being singers and had a Grammy revoked because of it. But, “You gotta blame it

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Tech Romance – Her Space Holiday: Alright, so this song could be described as emo, it’s kind of whiny. However, it’s got a great orchestral loop in it. Perfect for watching those rain drops fall down the window, just like your tears! A weak analogy, often found in Emo songs.

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Eggs Blackstone Poached eggs, smoked ham and fresh tomato on an English muffin served with hollandaise sauce.

Banamas Foster Hotcakes 3 large hotcakes topped with vanilla ice cream and warm bananas in brown sugar rum sauce.

Smoked Salmon Omelette 3 eggs stuffed with smoked salmon, cream cheese, scallions and asparagus with hollandaise sauce.

Praline Crunchy French Toast Served with a buttery pecan, maple and brandy topping served with a smoked pork chop.

Crepes Kaslo Creamy mixed seafood (shrimp, scallops, crab and red snapper) in wine sauce.

Cherries Jubilee Waffle A Belgian-style waffle topped with brandy flambéed cherries and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

…plus many more selections, click menu link Fleetwood Mac

on something....” BB King and Eric Clapton – Come Rain or Shine: This song needs no introduction at all. But let me say this: its mother (expletive) BB KING and ERIC CLAPTON. Chad Van Gaalen – Willow Tree: When you’re stuck inside watching it pour, this track from Calgary native will keep you going. CCR – Have you Ever Seen the Rain: Yes Mr. Fogerty, we have.

TLC – Waterfalls: Stop judging me, you love this. Fleetwood Mac – Dreams: Fun fact: Stevie Nicks went to school to become a meteorologist, so when she sings: “Thunder only happens when it’s raining”, it’s fi tting. I can’t lie to you. She didn’t. But she should have. Bishop Allen – Rain: We need a song to bring us back up a bit. “If it’s ever gonna get any better/it’s gotta get worse for a day” are words that we should remember when it’s looking the bleakest.


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The book I read this week was An Accidental Woman by Barbara Delinsky. This is just a plain novel about a small community and how the people come together in all different ways when the need arises. There are other books that take place in this community but it is not necessary to read them in any order. This book really is the ultimate in an easy read story. I find myself completely drawn into it in a way that makes me stay up to late because I want to know how it all works out. It is not some great literary work but it is nice for when you just want a story. I have read other Delinsky’s books and I always find than a nice get away for awhile. So I know it doesn’t exactly feel like summer yet but when it does get here I would say this would be a good kind of book for a relaxing summer holiday read.

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For the last nine years, Andreas Adams has been a coffee lover. Drawn to it at 15, it was the culture of coffee that interested Adams, not the taste. “Growing up, going through high school in Victoria, I’d always skateboard down to Bean Around the World on Fisgard Street in Chinatown. Pretty much every day I would be there hanging out and drinking coffee,” he said. Adams enjoyed the social aspect of the beverage, which he has now channeled into a business and a movement. For the past five months, he has been serving up “slow” coffee made in a pour over method or hand pressed espresso. Through his booth at the Cottonwood Market, Adams is able to share his love and passion Andreas Adams takes his time making both pour over cofMegan Cole photo for the coffee he makes in an interactive and fee (above) and hand pressed espresso. social way. He uses beans from a small microroaster in Vancouver “I’ve always been particulary in everything called Origins, which he orders through John Ward Fine that I do, so coffee is only one aspect where I’ve embraced Coffee. the ‘slow movement,’” he said. “What triggered it for me is I “The great thing about me serving coffee for other people go to lots of festivals and local events, and one night I said is that I can do it how I want, not working for someone else I’d really love a really good espresso right now. I said to a fulfi lling their vision,” he said. friend, ‘I could be serving espresso to these people.’ LiterAdams said at coffee shops known as “analog cafes” are ally the next event that came out I decided to bring my gear popping up in towns like Portland, San Francisco and Caland my love for coffee and what I do at home and externalgary. ize it and offer it to the community.” “The idea of per cup brewing, when I talk about pour The only electricity he uses is for his special kettle. overs is really revolutionary and only just touching Canada “I’ve found there are two categories of coffee,” said Adin Vancouver and Calgary,” he said. ams. “There is coffee as businesses and then there are the Adams will be making coffee at the Cottonwood Market businesses that focus more on quality control, like Starthrough out the summer and for more details on where you bucks” he said. can fi nd him making coffee visit his website at moakasAn interest for Adams when it comes to coffee is the or on Facebook. roasting of the beans.



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Roasted Romaine Lettuce Megan Cole {vurb} editor

I’ve been getting produce deliveries from Endless Harvest for about four weeks now. It has been great to get these little goodies every week, and the best part is that it’s forced me to get a little bit more creative with what I eat. I don’t hand pick what comes in my box; I get the small garden box which is tailored more to cooks. I’ve been getting lots of beautiful greens like kale, chard, collard greens and romaine lettuce. While I cook a lot with the heartier greens like kale and chard, I often just toss romaine lettuce in a salad and that’s where my creativity ends. But did you know you can roast romaine lettuce! I was skeptical. The thought of wilted, sad lettuce made me nervous but it’s tender, and sweet. It’s a revelation and delicious, give it a try! What you need:



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Depending on how many you’re hoping to feed the amount of romaine will vary. For four sides use one romaine lettuce heart quartered — outer leaves reserved for salads and sandwiches. 2 tbsp of oil (I used grapeseed but olive would be delicious too) 1 clove of garlic, minced Grated parmesan to garnish Salt and pepper Steps: Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Put the romaine on the baking sheet, Drizzle with the oil, sprinkle garlic and salt and pepper on top. Put the lettuce in the oven. Roast for five minutes until outer leaves are crispy, top with freshly grated paresan and enjoy!






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is inspirational, and the next concert in their summer series will be on Wednesday, June 27. Classical Sunday, June 17 at the Royal, Vancoumusic lovers, mark this on your ver's The Ruffled Feathers take the calendar as valley local Sophia stage. Tickets are $7 at the door. Doors RISING FUEL COSTS! Gray, Swiss born and classicallyopen at 6 p.m. * *To be eligible, trained, will sing pieces from must test drive a HYBRID Draw date June 29th Schubert Lieder to a Bach Cantata Soniko will play The Royal on Tuesday, accompanied by piano and trumJune 19. Tuesday nights feature local MUSIC 1-877-539-1848 pet. The music begins at 7:30 p.m. musicians. Sometimes they're a DJ, Smalltown DJs are back at Spiritbar DL6970 sometimes it's a band or artist. Whatev- Admission is by donation and all on Friday, June 15. The Canadian duo’s WWW.NELSONTOYOTA.COM 2324 YMIR ROAD proceeds uncanny ability to make crowds feel like er the sound, it's always quality and it's go to the always free. Come support local music! school-kids at recess stems naturally Rotary Daybreak Club musitive edge of current art from their focus on maximizing fun for Doors 9 p.m. would like to cians. practices. themselves. Doors open at 10 p.m. and Acclaimed jazz guitarist Bill Frisell will Refreshticket information is available at the other Nelson clubs, ments bring his interpretation of the songs of Hume hotel. LITERATURE organizations and will be John Lennon to The Royal on WednesVernon author, educaindividuals to donate available. On Friday, June 15 The Royal is hosting day, June 20. Tickets are $30. They are tor and musician John to the Nelson For more available at Urban Legends, The Music a fundraiser called Nelson to Nairobi. Lent, an instructor at Skatepark. inforStore and Doors Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is Nelson’s former Notre From Platinum donations to Square Foot mation open 6 p.m. Showtime approx 8 p.m. $5, or $10 with a DJ mix. The 5 Trick Dame University, will Donors– every bit counts! phone Pony crew is back again to deliver nothlaunch his new novel, For more information visit: Thursday, June 21 is an eveing but goods, pure and fresh. Caesar The Path to Ardroe, at ning to celebrate the work of drink special all night. Proceeds will go Nelson’s Oxygen Art Nelson CARES Society staff towards an initiative in Nairobi Kenya Centre, 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance), and volunteers. It’s an opas seed money aiding impoverished on Friday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. The women in starting their own businesses, portunity for us to care for launch, part of Oxygen Art Centre’s and also towards the community driven the care giver. We are also Presentation Series, is free and open to Local organic produce! celebrating our commitment festival Kootenay One Fest — A Stone the public. fruit • honey • preserves to rejuvenating a symbol of Soup Festival happening from August Workshops! Food topics! Discussions! 24 to 26 at Underbelly Farm near Kaslo. Nelson’s heritage of culture Ourglass Studio and Gallery proudly Sundays 10:00am - 2:00pm of caring, Ward Street Place. presents an art opening on Friday, June This night will feature Tofu As the Kootenay Lake Outdoor 15 showcasing the beautiful and mystiFor more information: Stravinsky, Frank "White Skatepark Society continues to fundcal art of Niomi Starspires. Starspires, 250.229.5370 • raise for the Nelson skatepark project, was born just north of here, in Silverton The Royal is hosting an event to help B.C., grew up around artists and yogi’s. 250-226-7801. them along the way. On Saturday, June She is yoga teacher, past time painter, 16, Breaks 4 Skates local DJs Rhapsody, lover of gardens, and is currently pracPerching Crow and Sweet P will get ticing bodywork in and around Nelson. AT THE PUB people moving for a night of great dancThe opening starts at 7 p.m. Join the Ymir Hotel’s couning and good times in support of a good try and bluegrass jam every cause. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission Friday night. Things get go- CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENTS is $10. ing around 5 p.m. and wrap Rockopolus Promotions and Revoluup around 9 p.m. tion Audio proudly presents Nazareth On Saturday, June 16Spiritbar presents with guests Headpins live in concert Available at the Nelson Star office Enjoy music and wings Touch Your Toes with Philthkids, on Tuesday July 10 at the Nelson and or Rotarians Ryan Wells and Frum every Friday night at Cedar District Community Complex. Special Later. Doors open at Creek Cafe in Winlaw with 500 early bird advance tickets only $25, Everybody is talking about it! Light10 p.m. Ticket inforOlin and Rob. on sale now at Phoenix Computers (468 ning" mation is available at Baker Street) or phone 250-354-4300. Brooke, the Hume Hotel. Every Monday at Finley’s check out Regular advance tickets, $35. At the gate, Gerald the blues jam from 8 p.m. until mid$45 Blues On Saturday, June 16 night. Hosted by Magic Carpet Blues Cat and Cedar Creek Cafe has Band. Amps and drums are supplied The Royal presents Joel Plaskett with more! Pauline Lamb and but please bring your own instruments. Mo Kenney as part of the Capitol Series Admisguest Cecil Foley. Welcome all singers, bands and musion Thursday, September 20. Tickets sion is by cians. Show starts at 7p.m., are $25 and are available at the Capitol donation. $5 to $10 suggested Theatre Box office located at 421 VicDoors toria Street or online at capitoltheatre. VISUAL ARTS open at 6 This June, artist Sandra Rechico from Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Showtime p.m. approx 8 p.m. Toronto, will be the artist in residence A day in the life of Nelson at Oxygen Art Centre. She is interested -a photographic essay Head down to Spiritbar every Add your events to our new online calin all altitudes: walks in the mountains, Thursday night for great local DJs. endar at or email vurb@ the city and the mines. After each walk, Publishing June 27 Hit the dancefloor with music with Sandra will create a visual impression of Reserve your an ad some of Nelson favourites. Doors the walk in the gallery. Small still life setspace now! open at 10 p.m. Cover is free. ups will reflect aspects of the experience. For concert announcements and more For more information see her website at like us on Facebook and follow us on The ambience of the courtyard at the This is a rare chance Twitter. Ravencourt B&B in Upper Passmore to interact with an artist on the innovadonation.


Nelson Homelinks presents The Elves and the Shoemaker. Directed by Robyn Locke and Nemia Darwel. The show takes place at the Central School gym on Friday, June 15 with two shows at 12:30 and 7 p.m. Admission by donation.

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