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usic is one of the only true universal languages. No matter the country or culture music is shared from pole to pole and in every hemisphere. Music festivals have become a gathering ground for music lovers to share their passion, swoon over favourite musicians and experience new ones. Starbelly Jam began in the late 1990s after a group of Crawford Bay locals decided to throw a party. Since then it has hosted big names like Ron Sexsmith, Blackalicious and Michael Franti. As fans and musicians prepare to descend on Crawford Bay next Friday, there seems to be a palpable excitement and anticipation building.

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“I feel like the crowds at festivals are usually pretty excited and joyful,” said Pete Quirk of Seattle’s The Cave Singers. “We came to [the Kootenays] to play in the woods at Little Fest. It was just amazing… I’m very excited to come back to that area. I believe we’ll be staying in a tiny cabin. The people there are just crazy awesome.” Quirk had first heard about Nelson

from an “older punk couple” The Cave Singers who had made it their home. “They were these expatriates that had moved from America and I remember sitting in this kitchen that had a picnic table in it and they were just talking about Nelson and I thought ‘I want to go there sometime,’” he said. The Cave Singers are a folkcountry band forged out of the musical passion of Quirk, Derek Fudesco and Marty Lund. The three had become well known in the Seattle music scene after playing in bands like Pretty Girls Make Graves, Hint Hint and Cobra High. If you’ve heard of any of these bands, the one thing you’ll notice is they aren’t folk nor country. “I think it just sort of happened on it’s own but once we realized that it was fun to do, then it was a conscious decision to go with it,” said Quirk about how the trio came to their sound. “I’d never really sang before, I used to scream or do more of an aggressive British-style singing. It was different and we were ready for something different.” Story continues to ‘Musicians’ on Page 8

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Summer Play Time at the Capitol Theatre The Capitol Theatre’s 24th annual Summer Youth Program began rehearsals for this year’s offering that runs July 26 to 28. This year the talented young performers will present The Pajama Game. This hilarious and high energy musical launched the career of Bob Fosse and has won numerous Tony Awards including Best Musical in 1955 and Best Revival of a Musical in 2006. The artistic team at the helm this year includes Oscar Derkx as director, Malaika Horswill as musical director and Lynette Lightfoot as choreographer. Get your tickets online Bob Hall photo at or stop by the box office Tuesday to Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m.

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As repairs and analysis of the HB mine site’s tailings pond begins, Nelson city councillor Donna Macdonald is congratulating regional district staff and consultants for identifying and dealing

with the problem quickly. Macdonald was part of a group of Regional District of Central Kootenay representatives who visited the pond on Tuesday. “It would have been a pretty serious disaster had things gotten worse,” she told the Star on Wednesday

following the visit. “We’re lucky the inspection caught it when it did and engineers and crews moved in really rapidly, and the provincial emergency program was there. A lot of attention was focused on it very quickly to prevent what could have been a very unpleasant event



if the material had slid further down slope and eventually across the highway and into the river.” The regional district discovered a sinkhole this week, which was determined to be Story continues to ‘Heavy’ on Page 16

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News Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines Project

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Nelson city council took a stand in opposition to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines Project, but one councillor questioned whether it was the right path for the City. The Enbridge Pipeline came up for discussion at Monday’s council meeting after councillor Candace Batycki introduced a notice of motion that the city oppose the proposed pipeline and endorse the Nelson-based Kootenay to Kitimat Caravan. While the majority of council voted in support of the motion, councillor Bob Adams had concerns. “I’m not personally opposed to it, but I don’t think the City of Nelson should be getting involved with something that is so far away and is actually private enterprise,” said Adams. The proposed pipeline would run from Bruderheim in central Alberta to Kitimat. The project is headed by Calgary-based company Enbridge Inc. who, according to their corporate overview “transport[s] energy, operating the world’s longest, most sophisticated crude oil and liquids transportation system.”

Adams was concerned about the message the City’s decision would have on other private enterprises in the community.

“The province and the feds need to be the ones to deal with it, not the City of Nelson. It’s too big an issue for us.” Bob Adams Nelson Councillor

“What are we going to do if a bunch of people come in with a petition and say we don’t want a Walmart anymore? Would we not let them buy any more property and build a new store? I just think it is a step too far,” said Adams. “The province and the feds need to be the ones to deal with it, not the City of Nelson. It’s too big an issue for us.” But as the caravan departs for Kitimat on Monday at noon from City Hall, Batycki said the effects of the proposed pipeline could have global impacts. “On one level we’re all on the same planet, certainly anything that effects our oceans effects all of us and oil spills aren’t a potential — with that amount of tanker

FINE WRITERS, FINE WINE, & Me? We have fun at the store, pairing wines to people, but I’m over my head with this one. I’ve been asked to pair and pour wines to six local writers and their work. Being a recognized writer of postcards and, later in life, trite emails, I was intimidated to study the works of my peers, these familiar characters who mostly, to be honest, I’d known only as faces on the street or, perhaps, as customers at my store. Full disclosure, it’s a long time since I’ve read a book. An old house, two young children, one young business, and a wonderful, but overly employed, wife means little time for reading. I promise you though, I have not been reading cheap imported literature. For this event I researched our writers online bio’s and read reviews - all, curiously good reviews - and I can tell you, I am sincerely intrigued and I’m planning for myself a good sit-downand-read for September 2013, about the time we ship the kids off to military school and win the lottery. My new found leisure time will be filled with nothing but Kootenay writers. I can’t wait.


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traffic being talked about — they are an eventuality,” said Batycki. “On the global citizen level, or at least on the citizen of British Columbia level, I think it’s important to all of us.” The notice of motion at the council meeting came at the request of the Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free BC. “I feel it’s something that is important to the citizens of Nelson,” she said. “There was evidence of this in the letters to the editor that we’ve seen and the turnout to the event that they had at the Capitol a little while ago. Now we have a bunch of citizens taking two weeks out of their very short summer to go on the road and do some community engagement on this in support of other communities and I really wanted to support that.” While Batycki recognized Adams’ concern around private enterprise, she echoed councillor Paula Kiss’s — who chaired the meeting — comment that the proposed area is home to many industries that should be acknowledged. “As councillor Kiss so articulately pointed out, the oil and gas industry is one industry, but there are also fisheries and tourism. The First Nations have their own title and rights, which are hugely important to me, the citizens

of BC and the organizers of the caravan,” said Batycki. The Kootenay to Kitimat Caravan has also gained support across the country. Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada, said “This type of grassroots action on the pipeline is part of what it will take to turn Canada into an environment nurturing country.” Alex Atamanenko, MP for the Southern Interior, will be speaking at the send off event, with MLA for NelsonCreston Michelle Mungall and Batycki. “I recently spent time in the Terrace Kitimat area and had a chance to see the opposition to Enbridge firsthand,” said Atamanenko. “I would like to congratulate those involved in the caravan and thank them for taking this important message of support to northern BC communities.” The project was proposed in mid-2000s and has been postponed several times including a request last year from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the National Energy Board’s joint review panel that Enbridge provide additional information on the design and risk assessment of the pipelines due to the difficult access and unique geographic location of the proposed project.

Good writers are like good rootstock. In the flesh they are like anyone else; as plain or as quirky as anyone. But like a grape tree, up above that plain twisted wood, a writers mind starts to spread out with shoots that twirl like imagination - pushing out small ideas like buds that grab sunlight and inspiration from all around them, drawing nourishment from the dirt of earthly existence, up through their trunks of experience and slowly combining it all into sweet complex berries, bunches of them, characters built from biology and wit, coated in a fine dusting of yeast, the twist in the plot that changes everything - simple sugary characters complicate, new personalities appear. Carbonic maceration boils from within. Sunblackened and withered berries offset by the neighboring grape; tart, pale, hidden, but oh so bright and tasty. One ying/the other yang. One in the shadow of the other, each useless without the other, So many grapes in the bunch - each a different character. So many bunches on the vine - each an intricate scene. Each row a verse. Each vineyard a novel. This is the kind of twaddle I wrote on postcards. Forgive me.

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The Stories Behind Our Streets

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

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

STANLEY STREET: Baron Stanley of Preston Figures Large in BC History


elson’s downtown core streets were mainly named by Gilbert Malcolm Sproat, including Stanley Street. Frederick Arthur, Baron Stanley of Preston, 16th Earl of Derby, was governor general of Canada from 1888-93 and a great promoter of strengthening the bonds between Britain and her “colonies.” He is of course the Stanley of Stanley Park in Vancouver, which he formally opened when the farsighted Vancouver city fathers took the radical step of saving that most valuable land for the enjoyment of all British Columbians. He is also

the namesake of the Stanley Cup. Sproat hoped to name Nelson “Stanley” in his honour, but Tom Collins in his What is History, written in 1897, says when a post office was applied for, the name was already in use, so Nelson was named for Hugh Nelson, LieutenantGovernor of BC at the time. GovernorGeneral Lord Stanley remains honoured in the street by which we enter Nelson’s historic downtown from the west and south. In 2007, during Hockey Day in Canada celebrations in Nelson, a photo was taken of the Stanley Cup next to one of the signs on Stanley Street.

WARD STREET: The Man Behind Nelson’s First Hotel


ohn F. Ward arrived in Nelson in 1887, lured by the Toad Mountain discoveries. According to Col. Robert T. Lowery, “He returned in March 1888 intending to open a hotel” and with two companions, “rowed for 13 days to bring three rowboats of hotel supplies from Bonners Ferry to Nelson.” Soon after his arrival, “a tent was pitched where the Court House now stands and the first hotel in Nelson was open for business.” John was joined by his wife, and the pair became the genial host and hostess of Nelson’s Lakeview Hotel.

The tent hotel had three rooms, a kitchen, a dining room and a dormitory. In 1889, a log hotel was built, while the old tent served as a dining room for the increasing clientele, including Gilbert Malcolm Sproat, who named Ward Creek after John on Nelson’s first sketch map. In 1893, the Wards relocated to booming Kaslo to start a new hotel. But when Ward Creek was diverted and cribbed over a few years later, Ward Creek became Ward Street, and John F. Ward’s memory was secured.

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HALL STREET: The Hall Brothers Hold Prospecting Party


all Street is named for Osner and Winslow Hall, the brothers whose prospecting party discovered the Silver King mine on Toad Mountain above Nelson. Residents of Colville, they developed the mine to where it was sold at a profit and the port of Nelson had become a thriving, if rough town with great prospects. With roots in seafaring Maine, the Halls came west as gold-seekers and settled in the Colville area. Winslow arrived first and married a woman from the Colville Indian Band. Osner joined him a few years later.

Like most residents of Colville they fed their families by farming, hunting and trapping, augmenting it some years by working local creeks and rivers for gold. In autumns of both 1885 and 1886 they headed north to work the tributary creeks of the Columbia River, and in October 1886 members of their party called their attention to a promising rock formation high above what is now Hall Creek. Assays confirmed the wealth, and in 1887 the Silver King mine began and Nelson was born.


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Editorial Summer needs one more event


t was a fantastic night for community in Nelson’s downtown last Friday. The streets were buzzing as hundreds came out on a perfect summer evening to check out the ArtWalk kick off. These types of events and gatherings help define what small town life in the Kootenays is all about. Celebrating local talent, breathing in the mountain air and connecting with each other. Our front page story in today’s paper is about an upcoming gathering in Crawford Bay. Starbelly Jam brings together musicians from near and far for a weekend of great entertainment. The festival grows every year and is one of the highlights of the East Shore summer. Later this summer there will the Kaslo Jazz Etc. festival, UnityFest in Winlaw and Shambhala near Salmo. Mixed in there are two more MarketFest events in Nelson’s downtown. All of these are feel-good events that provide locals and visitors highlight outings to remember. They also provide economic stimulus at a time when every penny counts. Though the calendar is packed, there is always room for more. And what this community really needs is a family friendly event that appeals to all ages and tastes. Something along the lines of StreetFest that was wildly successful a decade ago and jammed the downtown in July. The international street performers festival was a weekend of entertainment that provided something for everyone. A festival of that size and scope took a tremendous amount of volunteer effort and financial resources to pull off. That is part of the reason why it doesn’t continue today. But since it ended a few years back, there has been a void in our summer. That hole must be filled. StreetFest was born out of controversy in the late-1990s when downtown business owners were upset about the direction the core was headed. That period spawned bylaws like the downtown dog ban and the elimination of hackey sacks on sidewalks. StreetFest, however, managed to turn a negative into a positive. We don’t need controversy this time around. What we need is people to step forward with a vision and enthusiasm to add another major event on our summer calendar. The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

Victoria Views — Tom Fletcher

Nuggets from Barlee’s gold pan


hortly after word came of the death of BC historian and politician Bill Barlee, my wife searched through her seemingly endless trove of BC books and produced half a dozen of his original self-published quarterlies, known as Canada West magazine. The earliest one is Winter 1970, where the publisher’s note advises that subscription rates were increasing 20 cents per year to $2.95. Subscriptions were up to more than 1,600 and counter sales were increasing, but costs were also up and Barlee refused to accept either display advertising or US subscriptions. The only colour pages in the issue are high-quality prints of four majestic paintings commissioned for the magazine. Irvine Adams’ scenes of sacred aboriginal sites in the Okanagan-Similkameen include The Gateway to Inkameep, where Barlee remarks: “Today that stream which once teemed with redfish no longer surrenders its once-valued harvest and the perimeter of the desert is gradually being eroded by man’s questionable progress.” With the typography of Old West wanted posters, Barlee provided tightly sourced accounts of BC’s legends. “Lost gold mine at Pitt Lake” analyzes and adds to earlier accounts that begin with an aboriginal miner known as Slumach, who would periodically arrive in New Westminster to squander a small fortune in gold, then disappear up the remote tidal lake.

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One of the Irvine Adams’ paintings Barlee had commissioned for his Canada West magazine. This one is a scene of sacred aboriginal sites in the Okanagan-Similkameen called The Gateway to Inkameep.

Slumach was hanged for murder in 1891 and in the next 70 years, 11 more men would die trying to find his secret. A scientist as well as a storyteller, Barlee concluded that the area’s geology is wrong and the fabled gold-laden creek “probably does not exist.” A passion for prospecting runs through the magazines, and hints at Barlee’s aversion to treasure-seeking Americans. They overran BC in historic waves to take gold, and according to Nelson Star reporter Greg Nesteroff, Barlee believed they continued to loot Canadian heritage sites. Nesteroff was inspired by Barlee’s work, and traced his lonely mission to restore the ghost town of Sandon, “the mining capital of the Silvery Slocan.” Barlee bought a surviving block of buildings in an effort to make Sandon another Barkerville, but Bob Hall Editor

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heavy snow collapsed them. As tourism minister, Barlee found money to build replicas, and construction began on three. But Barlee lost his Penticton seat to Bill Barisoff in the 1996 election, and today only half-built shells remain. “He was still selling Sandon’s restoration as an economic saviour for the region when he ran for federal office in 2000,” Nesteroff writes. “But by then he was ridiculed for it, and finished a distant second.” Barlee’s 1972 Canada West profile of the boomtown of Hedley would resonate in his career as an NDP MLA and cabinet minister in the 1990s. Hedley’s Nickel Plate and Mascot mines produced fortunes in gold, silver and copper before they played out, and Barlee led the fight to preserve their history. Today you can tour the Mascot mine, a proud his-

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torical site with a spectacular climb up the rock face that serves as the Grouse Grind of the BC desert. I first discovered Barlee as a reporter at the Kelowna Capital News in the early 1980s, when he did a weekly history show on CHBC television called Gold Trails and Ghost Towns. A bare-bones studio affair with tales and artifacts displayed for host Mike Roberts, the show lasted a decade. Barlee didn’t lack courage, quitting a teaching career in Trail and Penticton in 1969 to start his magazine. On subscription fees and a few classified ads, he built a life’s work that allowed him to walk the boardwalks of history and the halls of power. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and He can be reached at tfletcher@

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Letters to the Editor

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Education equality lacking I am a 17-year-old girl who has had a diverse educational history. I have been unschooled, home-schooled, charter schooled, been enrolled in alternative programs within a local public school, two years of public high school and am currently enrolled in a local independent high school. My parents were not happy with industrialized public schooling, to them it lacked the necessary social, emotional and educational needs of children in today’s society. Despite their personal views, they always gave me the freedom to choose the educational system I wanted. I consider myself highly educated. I have a deep respect for my teachers, past

and present, my parents included. I have the opportunity to meet current Grade 11 learning outcomes

So I ask, why is alternative independent education given less social regard, government funding and academic credibility than the public school system? while engaging my interest in assigned schoolwork, and a flourishing creative skillset

SLUGS. To the unthoughtful dog owners in all of Nelson. Perhaps you like the sound of your dog barking, but if you had any consideration for your neighbours and your neighbourhood you might think that your barking dog is disturbing someone. I can’t use my chainsaw before 7 a.m., why should you be able to put your dog out for his morning bark at 6? HUGS. To the AFKO staff and there members for welcoming me so warmly in Nelson at the potluck event. Big hugs too all citizen of the Queen City for there kindness and community sense. SLUGS. To slow drivers that suddenly speed up when there is a passing lane and then slow back down. That’s why they call it passing lane, turtle. Let the line up of cars get past you when they have the opportunity. SLUGS. To whoever decided to build (concrete poured and all) public restrooms in Rosemont Park, right in front of the Jubilee Manor assisted living apartment picture windows. How disappointing and disrespectful to the elderly living there. Surely they could have been built elsewhere in the park. HUGS. To the firefighters I saw today putting up barriers at Fletcher Falls. This is a project that is much needed and may indeed prevent a fatality. Thank you! HUGS. To the assistant store manager who bought her entire staff Starbucks coffees in appreciation for their hard work over the long weekend! It’s so nice to be appreciated and we also appreciate you! SLUGS. To the male who was smoking pot in full view on the beach at Lakeside Park. The odour was strong and unpleasant to the point of making me

in a wide variety of mediums. I feel I have the capability to prepare for my future endeavors in a grounded manner. So I ask, why is alternative independent education given less social regard, government funding and academic credibility than the public school system? Alternative learning has given me more social care, a sense of community, and full opportunity to explore and achieve my own learning plans. Learning is completely diverse as are the people invested in it. I believe that alternative education should be given equal academic, financial, and societal consideration. Cobi Delfiner Nelson

nauseous and headachy. I had to leave the otherwise comfort of a beautiful late afternoon at the beach as did a mother with her young children who was also in the “line of fire.” That was a show of arrogance and blatant disregard for the law as well as respect for others. HUGS. To the young female who, while I was looking in my purse for a quarter for the meter, put one in for me — and was gone. T’was a small passing-by act of kindness, but oh, so sweet! You are a credit to the human race. SLUGS. To travelling buskers who pollute Baker Street with their horrible sounds. There are some very talented buskers — mostly local — who bring the downtown alive with music during the summer, but thumping on a plastic bucket with the same beat for 20 minutes is far from impressive and just plain annoying. HUGS. To the two angels in a pick-up truck that hauled my sorry carcass off a deserted logging road from seven km up. I had just done an endo from a mountain bike I was testing and broke my right elbow in four places. On a deserted trail you saw it happen and picked me up and I am very grateful. I call it a miracle. Thanks. SLUGS. And more slugs to the person(s) on Silver King Road, who feel its their god given right to burn trash. Don’t be so cheap. Take your gross dirty filthy steamy slime-dripping stinky trash to the dump. It’s you, and hopefully very few others like you, who are the true polluters of the planet. We are tired of smelling your toxic smouldering trash burning smells all evening and overnights in our neighborhood. I thought trash burning was banned a long time ago, but... only in Nelson.

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Meadow Creek Cedar fined again GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

A local forest company has been fined more than $13,500 for illegal harvesting and excessive soil disturbance at a cut block near the north end of Kootenay Lake.

“For forest health reasons we felt the block should be completed to remove all down and decked wood.” The fine, imposed in mid-June, is in addition to a $42,000 penalty Meadow Creek Cedar was assessed several months ago for failing to meet post-harvest replanting obligations. The company’s license was also suspended in February and it was given until August 15 to meet orders to reforest and rehabilitate the logging sites in question. “Compliance and enforcement staff continue to investigate additional alleged contraventions of Meadow Creek Cedar’s operations, which may result in more decisions and penalties,” Ministry of Forests

spokesman Brennan Clarke said. The company’s appeal of its suspension will be heard at the end of summer. Garth Wiggill, manager of the Selkirk Resource District, who imposed both the suspension and the fines, says the Forest Appeals Commission will review the company’s case the week of September 18. Meadow Creek has already appealed Wiggill’s decisions to the ministry’s regional executive director, who upheld them. Meanwhile, Wiggill says a statement in a court-appointed monitor’s report that the company was still logging and selling raw logs as of last month may refer to one partlylogged block exempted from the suspension. The contractor was allowed to complete the work. “For forest health reasons we felt the block should be completed to remove all down and decked wood,” he said. “Spring breakup likely prevented [them] from completing this block earlier.” All other Meadow Creek Cedar operations remain suspended pending the outcome of the appeals. The Forest Appeals Commission is an independent tribunal established under provincial legislation.




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Musicians look forward to Kootenay vibe Continued from Page 1 Quirk, Fudesco and Lund had known each other from the Seattle music circuit. “Lund and I worked at the same bar for a little while,” said Quirk. “The band sort of began when Fudesco lived at a house, and I needed somewhere to live, so I moved in there.” Fudesco and Quirk were both playing music in the house. Both were recording on 4-tracks and eventually began collaborating. “Collaborating sounds so serious but what we were really doing was goofing off and drinking beer,” said Quirk. “That’s how it started, we were writing little countryfolk jams just for fun.” Since the debut of their first album Invitation Songs, The Cave Singers have gained international acclaim. “I was so into what we were doing that I was so appreciative and humbled by the fact that people enjoyed it,” said Quirk. “Any time you do something and people like it and respond to it, and want to use it for their own means like a soundtrack for their lives, it’s unbelievable.”

The Barr Brothers Montreal’s The Barr Brothers are new to the Kootenays. “We played in Salmon Arm at the Caravan Theatre. We haven’t played near there other than that show,” said Andrew Barr. “I know there are bears there, and I know that the people are supposed to be some of the most re-

laxed people on the planet.” The Barr Brothers are made up of Andrew on drums, Brad Barr on guitar, vocals and keys, Sarah Page on harp and Andres Vial on keys, bass and percussion. “It was always in the front of our mind,” said Andrew about becoming a musician. “It was the only thing really that we every considered.”

“I know that the people are supposed to be some of the most relaxed people on the planet.” Andrew Barr The Barr Brothers

The Barr family wasn’t particularly musical. Their dad tinkered around on the guitar, but their uncle was a blues musician. “He was kind of that hobo, beat poet, musician who lived in Oregon that we’d hear stories about and were intrigued by,” said Andrew. “I think my dad kind of lived vicariously through him.” There parents gave the brothers instruments to try out including one year at Christmas where they received an electric guitar and a drum kit. “I ran right over to the drum set and started bashing away and then we found out that the drums were for Brad and the guitar was for me,” said Andrew. “For a year or two we were reversed where I was taking guitar lessons

and Brad was doing piano and drums and one day when our personalities made more sense I was more of a drummer.” As soon as Andrew had the sticks in his hands he became passionate about his new craft. The brothers had played in other bands, but The Barr Brothers took shape after the two moved to Montreal. “I moved to Montreal about eight years ago, first before Brad did. I moved there to be with a woman who is now my wife. Brad followed suit and he got an apartment in the Plateau,” said Andrew. While Brad was sitting in his apartment he would hear Page practicing the harp through his wall. “I think one day he had this idea of what would it sound like if we put these instruments together,” said Andrew. “He had kind of introduced himself to her before. He wrote a song with what she was playing once and met her that way.” Brad and Page performed together as the opening act for fellow Montreal musician Patrick Watson, which led to a vision of a band incorporating the harp and guitar. The Barr Brother’s performance at Starbelly will be their first in area. “First of all I’m just looking forward to being in that part of the country where the air is fresh and the trees are big,” said Andrew. Story continues to Page 9

CLARIFICATION In Wednesday’s front page story “Bear comes too close for comfort” it was reported that the bear was foraging through garbage at the City Campground. That was not the case. The bear wandered down through the forest behind the campground and found itself among the campers last Tuesday afternoon.

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Jeff Crosby and the Refugees Jeff Crosby is no stranger to small towns. Growing up in Donnelly, Idaho (population: 150), Crosby learned the importance of classic songwriting and musicianship. “I think the first album that I ever bought was that Crosby, Stills and Nash album with Wooden Ships on it,” he said from a band rehearsal in Los Angeles where he now lives. “It would be between that one and Paul McCartney’s Wings record. It’s kind of funny because I was a skateboard kid but that’s kind of what my mom made me listen to constantly. I would

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be skateboarding and all my friends would be listening to punk rock and I was listening to Paul McCartney and they all thought it was a little weird.” Even though his family didn’t have a lot of musicians in it, Crosby picked up the guitar when he was 16. “I’d always written poetry and stuff and when I started playing guitar it was pretty natural. I started writing songs right away,” he said. Shortly after Crosby started playing, a local band made up of older musicians, decided to take him under their wing. “They thought I was pretty good so they started taking me out and letting me play gigs with them,” he said. “They sort of showed me the ropes and how to get on the road and make a living.” While Crosby may call the big city of LA home now, his music is still rooted in his upbringing in Idaho. “I think that’s what kind of propels my music and that’s really an obvious difference with my music and the music that I see and the


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Cont. from Page 8 “And just building a relationship with that part of the country and that is what we do. We tour around and I think the festival is a great opportunity to meet a bunch of people who wouldn’t otherwise have ever heard of you but all of a sudden you’ve made some fans and there is a reason to go back.”

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Langley-based musician Daniel Huscroft.

people that I play with here,” he said. “It almost feels like somewhat of an advantage. It makes for really interesting songs. You have this wild transformation

when you go from this tiny town playing folk music with these older fellows in this hat shop in Donnelly, Idaho, to this club off of Sunset where everyone is so

For Langley-based musician Daniel Huscroft, next weekend’s performance at Starbelly Jam is a bit of a homecoming. Huscroft was born in Creston, just down the road from Starbelly. “I am excited,” he said. “It’s my favourite time of year to comeback. It’s pretty exciting to come home and especially to play some music.” While Huscroft is a guitar player and singer/songwriter now, his musical roots are in classical music. “Pretty much if you were born into my family you had to play violin, so when I was a kid I played violin,” he said. “We had a little family band and we

all fiddled, my two older sisters and my brother. My brother became an auto mechanic, but my two older sisters are still musicians as well.” When Huscroft was a teenager, he realized that playing Vivaldi concertos wasn’t “really cool.” “I was like every teenager who hears some Led Zeppelin and wants to be a guitar player,” he said. Huscroft played guitar with American singer Sarah Kelly and went on to write music for her first two major albums. With Grammy nominations and experiences playing with some of his musical heroes like Slash, Huscroft decided to go solo. “It wasn’t until 2010 that I decided I wanted to do my own solo stuff,” he said.

“So far that’s been my greatest music endeavour because it’s been so personal. I do miss playing in a band so now I’m getting a band together and we’ve toured a bit and I’m going to bring that band to Starbelly when I come.” Huscroft recently played up in Kaslo over the Canada Day long weekend, but has never played at Starbelly. “I’m looking forward to the people that are just so free in their dancing that they are able to dance without any inhibition,” he said. “They are so free in how they dance out in the Kootenays and the earthier people. I’ve always tried to do that and I guess I’m not a dancer, maybe I’ll learn something out there.”

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Start your summer by doing yoga at the Kokanee Creek Park Visitors Centre. Yoga lessons are offered every Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Take a moment just for you while relaxing in nature sounds. For more detail see or search “EcoSociety” on Facebook. The summer nights are short but they are filled with planets, star clusters, galaxies and nebulae. Come to Taghum Hall’s Starry Night Astronomy Programs, Friday, July 13 and Friday, July 20 and see them all through astronomy telescopes, weather permitting. For more information, contact Wayne Holmes at 250-354-1586 or email Every Saturday this summer at Touchstones Nelson a museum docent will be available for guided tours. Running to August 25, tours will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free with admission. St. Saviour’s Anglican Church hosts summer public tours. The church, located at the corner of Silica and Ward streets, will be open during July and August with volunteer tour guides in attendance to answer questions. Visitors can also pick up an informational pamphlet for a self guided tour or just enjoy a quiet contemplative time. Concurrent with this year’s tours, St. Saviour’s will be offering for sale a 32-page full colour guidebook to these stained glass windows. Architectural plans for the imminent expansion of the church will also be on display. The church is open for tours, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday inclusive, continuing during July and August. Tours are free, though donations are accepted. First annual Red Sands Beach barbecue and potluck will be held on July 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be barbecues provided so that you can grill your culinary creations. At 4:30 p.m. the group will be taking the first ever Red Sands Beach group photo to show our love for this beach. Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Learn to meditate and practice meditation on Monday nights at the Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre at 444 Baker Street. No previous experience is required. Admission is by donation.

Come see a fantastic show by Norden the Magician on Monday, July 16 at 3:30 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library. Everybody is welcome. For more information about Summer Reading Club check the website at, the online Summer Reading Club at or simply email The Nelson Technology Club is a growing, independent initiative to nurture technology advancement within the local community. Hackerspaces are creative outlets which cater to the curiosities of the enthusiasts and the skilled alike. It’s a place to talk about technology with people who understand what you are talking about. Bring in your projects

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on Wednesdays, you too can participate! Do you Arduino? We do. Come engage with like-minded technology enthusiasts. The Technology Club meets from 6 to 8 p.m. at 207-601 Front Street. Touchstones Nelson will celebrate the public opening of its exhibit Baker Street Than and Now (and the Future of Heritage?) Thursday, July 19 at 7 p.m. with a talk by Bob Inwood, about the Baker Street revitalization project. This exhibit features a montage of past and present photos of many of the historic buildings on Baker Street from the Touchstones Nelson Archives, as well as considering other examples of what heritage may look like as we move further into the 21st century. Tools and Treasures, a deluxe rummage sale, takes place on Saturday, July 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Winlaw Hall. Hosted by the Slocan Valley Grassroots Grammas, proceeds from this event go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation in support of African grandmothers who are turning the tide of HIV/AIDS in their communities. Refreshments available for purchase. FUNDRAISER

The Nelson Killjoys roller derby team will be doing a shared fundraiser on Saturday, July 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kal Tire. Participate in the car wash and sample the barbecue. Let your local derby girls wash your ride and fill your belly! WORKSHOPS

Cascadia Green Building Council will be hosting a wood-chip clay brick laying work-party for the Rosemont Natural Building Project on July 14 and 15. Cost: $25 per day, $40 per weekend, includes lunch. Pre-register at the Building Tree, 250-352-7933 or CAMPS

Curious, inquisitive, adventurous kids will have a chance to become nature detectives this summer, as they explore the forests, thickets and grasslands of Kokanee Creek Provincial Park. Through two, week-long day camps, one in July and one in August, kids ages nine to 12 will learn the lore of local plants, discover the micro-world of bugs, and learn to identify birds, animal tracks and trees. Full of games, field science, nature stories and crafts, each day promises to be an exciting opportunity for ecology learning by doing. Day camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, and kids can be registered for one day or all week. Dates are July 23 to 27 and August 27 to 31. To register, contact Monica Nissen at 250-352-6346 or moni@ Registration deadlines are July 19 and August 17. Cost is $40/day or $150 for the week. Argentine Tango once again holds centre stage at the Slocan Lake Dance Camp in New Denver with eight workshops offered in this exciting and exotic dance. During the camp scheduled for July 26 to 30 Chilean born Ricardo Pacheco and his dance partner Ganna Teturenko will also perform at the Friday night

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Polka-dot party and following dinner on Saturday night. Thirty-three workshops in all are offered. Other Latin dance such as the cha cha and Bachata as well as traditional waltz and foxtrot in the smooth styles and the popular swing and country styles. Visit for all the details. MARKETS

This daytime market on the 400 block of Baker Street 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. Every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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. GETTING ACTIVE

On Saturday, July 21 the Columbia Canoe and Kayak Club invites the general public to join them in a paddle on Lower Arrow Lake. It will be an easy (if the wind does not blow) four to five hour paddle. Leaving from Deer Park we will canoe to Anderson Point, then across to Renata where we will have lunch. Following the break we will head down the southwest shore to the natural arch at Brooklyn. Those who wish may climb the hill to better see the highest natural arch in western Canada. After regrouping we will cross back to Deer Park where those who want to stay longer are invited to gather at Dennis and Karen’s cabin for light refreshments and good company. Contact Dennis Holden for detailed meeting arrangements at 250-3652715. The Nelson Ultimate Frisbee Association invites you to come down to Lakeside Fields on July 21 and 22 to watch the biggest and family friendliest ultimate frisbee tournament in the Kootenays. Twelve teams from across the province will battle it out on the field to see who will emerge as the top team at Nelson’s Disc Break 2012. Prized for it’s heavy emphasis on sportsmanship and spirit of the game, ultimate frisbee is one of the only sports in the world that is both self-refereed and co-ed, even at the elite level. Come down to Lakeside to learn more about this great sport. Watch skilled players throw the disc every which way including upside down and backwards. Enjoy the athleticism of this fast paced sport and admire the timing of a perfect horizontal lay out as a player dives to catch a disc. There’s something for everyone at Disc Break 2012. Contact for more information or go to Do you have an event you want the community to know about? Email your events to reporter@nelsonstar. com or post them on our online calendar. Plan your weekend by visiting and visit our online community calendar.

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Arts High School Film Wraps Up Production and Prepares to Show Product of Community Effort

The Change Agents ready for the big screen ANDREWWOODWARD Nelson Star Intern Reporter

It was a long two years of hard work and effort, but the L.V. Rogers students and mentors working on The Change Agents (formally known as Project Turquoise Snowflake) have finished their major motion picture.

“It was thrilling to show the final product to the community of people who brought this picture to life.” Robyn Sheppard Director

Earlier this month the first screening of the community project was shown to cast and crew. It was the first time the final product had been shown to an audience of any kind. “It was thrilling to show the final product to the community of people who brought this picture to life. Some hadn’t seen any of it yet, so it was amazing to see their responses,” said Robyn Sheppard the film’s writer/director. The screening marks a milestone for the group who worked tirelessly on producing the movie. What sets the film apart though, is the student involvement throughout the whole process. “The vision was to bring a group of youth together, students of L.V. Rogers from Grade 9 to Grade 12, who were interested in learning about film,” said Sheppard who teaches English and drama at LVR. “To offer them an experiential course where they would learn how to be a cohesive film

crew with the help of extraordinary professional mentors from the community.” The project went through multiple stages over its two year development. Beginning with a preproduction stage for the first six months that was geared to train the students how to professionally work on a film set. In this phase the students, alongside their mentors, filmed six scenes from various genres to hone their skills as a production crew. Next came the finalizing of the script, that has a central theme of climate change and the task three young youth take to bring awareness of this current problem. Casting called out to local actors to audition for roles in the film. The movie needed people of all ages to play characters, and the turnout for the casting calls delivered. Once the roles where cast the filming began. Each department working on the film had at least one student and one community mentor. Allowing the students to learn and have someone to guide them along the way. The days of shooting were often long, especially during the summer schedule. This was the busiest time, and the team faced many challenges along the way. All of these struggles were met with determination from the crew and they were able to finish the shoots relatively on schedule. “I’m a firm believer that if you set intentions, and you are unyielding in your desire to see that intention realized, then small miracles

The Change Agents director Robyn Sheppard (middle) during filming of the movie.

happen that have to happen in order for the project to continue,” explained Sheppard. Last fall the team finished the shooting with the final

pick-ups (the filming of scenes that didn’t have enough footage of what the editor wanted). Over the next months the editor worked on the film alongside the

composer, director and producers to put the movie together. “There was such a great team of people to chisel away at the story to make it work,” said Sheppard.

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“Honestly I knew we could do it and I’m pleased with what we have. It’s at a quality that I wanted and I’m proud of it. I don’t think we could have done much more.

I think we put our hearts and souls into this story and we got an authentic and real piece. I’m so proud of the students and so thankful to everyone who shared their expertise. “Truthfully, Sarah Hayward, the producer, really kept this project going when things were challenging. Her never waning energy has brought us over the finish line. Of course, others too have been right there, but Sarah’s been on this film day and night for many months now.” The Change Agents has been entered in both the Toronto and Vancouver film festivals, and the public screening of the film in Nelson will be held in the fall.

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Business Resort’s Million Dollar Project Complete

Ainsworth Hot Springs reveals renovations

GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

Just in time to mark two anniversaries, Ainsworth Hot Springs has unveiled more than $1 million in renovations.

“It was a huge undertaking. I can’t tell you how glad I am it’s over.” Karen LeMoel General Manager

“It was a huge undertaking,” says general manager Karen LeMoel of the project that saw the pool change rooms redone and every room in the adjacent hotel overhauled. “I can’t tell you how glad I am it’s over.” Local media and tourism dignitaries had a chance last week to see the upgrades. While some “patchy, band-aidy” fixes have been completed over the years to take care of immediate needs, LeMoel says this project was “pretty much head-to-toe.” For a year-round resort, it’s a challenge to complete work while staying open as much as possible. The hotel renos began last November and proceeded floor-by-floor. Although scheduled to finish at the end of March, a few glitches along the way pushed completion back to the

The new rooms at Ainsworth offer guests more luxury during their stay. Photos courtesy of Ainsworth Hot Springs

third week of April. All 41 rooms received makeovers, and a couple on the third floor were actually combined into a single premium suite. The new change rooms were completed last month following an eight-day closure, the first extended shutdown at the resort since a new pool lining was put in three or four years ago. LeMoel says it’s a little easier these days to advertise closures in advance,

thanks to their website. “I remember when they tried radio, newspaper and posters but people would still drive forever [to get here],” she says. “I had someone show up saying ‘I feel like Chevy Chase coming up to Wallyworld.’ I sent her to Halcyon and Nakusp.” It’s been 50 years since LeMoel’s maternal grandparents, Sam and Belle Story continues to Page 13

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Business Continued from Page 12 Homen, bought the hot springs and began transforming them into a major destination resort. Upon retirement, their daughter Joyce and husband Norm Mackie took over. LeMoel, the Mackies’ daughter, has in turn become the third generation to run the resort. New change rooms were built in 1983 while the present hotel opened 25 years ago this September. Neither have seen any major improvements since. “It’s just been too long and really needed to be done,” LeMoel says. Of note, the chains you used to have to pull on the showers are gone, replaced with motion sensors. “Not another day of pulling that string!” LeMoel laughs. In the summer, the resort employs more than 60 people.

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After 40 years of collaborative learning in multi-age classrooms, Gordon Sargent School will no longer be recognized as its own program. With declining student enrolment and teacher layoffs, there’s not enough resources to justify running two separate streams of primary classrooms within one school, the district says. But Kim Jones, principal at South Nelson Elementary, where the program was based, said elements of the program and the school philosophy can be worked into the regular classes. “We’ll still have the some of the Gordon Sargent teachers here, and I’m sure they’ll keep the Gordon Sargent feel in their classrooms wherever they can,” Jones said. “We just need to find a balance that will work for all South Nelson students in a unified school, remembering there are parents who want their children in a regular straight-grade classroom.” The program, for Kindergarten to Grade 3 students, originally ran out of a building at Lions Park. Four years ago, it moved to South Nelson for budgetary reasons. What makes Gordon Sargent school different is, rather than just separating students into four classrooms based on age, kids are split into numerous interest-based and abilitybased groups throughout the day. “Students start their day in the class they are registered in, but after the first break they go into other groups,” explained Brenda Reid, a teacher at Gordon Sargent for 25 years. “Throughout the day they might be in five different groupings, working with different students and teachers.” Dave Potkins, a Gordon Sargent alumnus and father of two girls now registered in the program, said he has good memories of multi-age classrooms and his daughters seem to be excelling in them. “When they’re the youngest in their class, they get the challenge of trying to keep up with

At the end of the school late last month, students in the Gordon Sargent program at South Nelson Elementary put on a special presentation for parents, teachers and other students to mark the 40th anniversary of the program. Sam Van Schie photos

the older kids,” he explained. “Then, when they get into a mix that they’re the oldest, they enjoy being in more of a mentoring role. It’s a good variety.” The students also get a say in what they learn about. At the end of each school year, they choose the topics for the coming year, and the teachers work to find ways to fit their interests with the curriculum. “As a teacher, you never get bored. You never know what they’re going to come up with, so you’re learning right along with the students,” said Reid. On many occasions parents and community members are invited to help teach a unit. This year some L.V. Rogers secondary school biology students came and dissected animals for the students, after they chose to do a unit on organs. The final unit the students

chose to learn about was Aboriginal nations. At the school’s 40th anniversary celebration late last month, students showed their parents their projects: some had made drums or masks and others created dioramas of traditional native settlements, with longhouses and teepees. They said goodbye to their teachers with songs in the gymnasium. Reid, who’s retiring this year, said the celebration was bittersweet. “I’ve never found another program like Gordon Sargent, where students get so much ownership of their learning. It’s been amazing to be a part of,” she said. “Programs like these are always changing, as society changes and students needs change, but I hope the philosophy won’t be lost. It will be up to the teachers to keep it going.”

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News Dedication to Education

Sargent school paid tribute to longtime trustee GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

Gordon Sargent, namesake of the closed Uphill school and now-defunct primary program, was a longtime school trustee for the West Arm. He was also one of the founders of Selkirk College, having served on the college council during its formative years, and his name appears on a plaque there and at L.V. Rogers Secondary. According to his obituary, “his greatest interest was young people and their education.” Born in England, Sargent came to the Crawford Bay area in 1931. He worked on fruit ranches, then bought property at Longbeach and started raising chickens and driving a school bus. During World War II, he served five and a half years overseas. Upon his return, he married Lillian Dickinson and worked as an inspector for the BC Fruit Growers Co-op. Later he was a city bus driver, a parts man at McElroy Motors, and a toll collector on the Nelson Bridge. He served 21 years on the Nelson school board, including one year as chair. “As long as I can remember, he was always trundling off to school board meetings and conventions at the coast,” says his son Eric, who lives

photo courtesy Eric Sargent

Gordon Sargent, seen here in a 1959 portrait, was a longtime school trustee.

on the North Shore. After Sargent’s death in 1969 at age 59, two scholarships were established in his name, along with trophies for top social studies students. His wife was also presented with a scroll from the Nelson District Teachers’ Association, honouring his “devoted service to education.” But his greatest posthumous honour was the openconcept primary school built in 1971 and named after him following what the Nelson Daily News called a “mild debate.” While trustees agreed he deserved such an honour, some wondered if it should be saved for a school in the area he represented. “Gordon Sargent was ex-

pressly interested in a school on the West Arm,” said Shirley Bonney, “and I believe he said he would not mind having his name used for a school there.” However, Dr. D.F. Larder, chair of the committee that presented the motion, replied: “We felt that with a new school at this time, we should honour him now. If a school is built out there in the future, we could change the name.” That never happened, although Sargent’s son agrees it would have been more appropriate. In fact, Redfish Elementary was built on land Sargent and his wife lived on when they first married. “If they were going to name anything after him, that would be the one,” Eric says. But the family did ultimately have a direct connection with the Sargent school: in 2007-08, the year before the program moved to South Nelson, Gordon Sargent’s great grandson Oscar attended Kindergarten there. “Oscar is proud to have been at the school named after his great grandpa,” Eric says, “and I know my dad would have been beaming with pride too.” Regardless of its location, he says a school named after his father “was certainly an honour... Our family is very sad to see it go and wishes there was some way the name could be continued.”

East Kootenay MP Would Be Happy to See Nelson Bumped

Wilks pleased with proposal SALLY MACDONALD Cranbrook Daily Townsman Reporter

Though Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko has expressed concern over losing Nelson in a proposed federal riding shuffle, the MP in the East Kootenay would welcome the addition. Conservative MP David Wilks holds the House of Commons seat for the current Kootenay Columbia riding. If the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission redrawing of the electoral map are approved, the Sparwood politician might be campaigning in Nelson during the next federal election. “I’m quite happy the commission has been

able to find a way to increase the population,” Wilks told the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. It has been a decade since the electoral boundaries were last adjusted to divide BC into 36 ridings with a roughly equal share of the province’s population. But that division was based on BC’s population in 2001 of 3,907,738; last year’s census found the population of BC is now 4,400,057. BC will be given 42 seats in the House of Commons, up from 36. The proposed new Kootenay Columbia riding would have a population of 109,058 voters. Currently, Kootenay Columbia only has 88,026 voters. As well as adding Nelson, which has a population of 10,230, the new boundary would add Salmo, Nakusp, Fruitvale and Montrose.


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reat crowds of visitors, attendance of Nelson folks en masse, and splendid holiday weather, were features on Dominion Day of the greatest day of sport that Nelson has had in recent years. The biggest attractions were the three intercity matches, Kaslo sending its baseball gladiators, and Trail its football and lacrosse teams. In all three cases the scores were close, but in all of them it was against Nelson — a bit of hard luck. In addition, the children had a great forenoon of sport, as the guests of the Great War Veterans Association with Joe Holland in command. Mayor McHardy swore in a number of veterans as special policemen, and for the first time in recent history practically no adult gained admission to the grounds by illicit avenues of ingress. Those who did were escorted by a man with a badge to the ticket seller.

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wenty-one staccato dynamite blasts touched off at the water’s edge on the C.P.R. flat, sent echoes reverberating into the hills as a fitting salute from a mining

community to an international mining convention and to the King’s representative, and all within hearing knew that the fourth International Mining Convention, the principal mining event of the year in this quarter of the continent, was being officially opened by his honor, Lieut.Governor Walter C. Nichol. Throngs of citizens joined the delegates from many parts of the United States and from all over the district and Alberta points, in witnessing the opening ceremony in the Armory, in which the Union Jack and Stars and Stripes were intimately associated.


Dateline July 18, 1922

hat the City Council take steps to get shade trees, shrubs and other plants, to be supplied to people for the beautification of boulevards in the city, the city standing half the cost, and also supply rose bushes and shrubs and plants for gardens at cost was unanimously approved. Mayor McHardy referred to the cup donated by the Lieut. Governor for the best garden in the city and emphasized the necessity of beautifying the city and now was the time to start work. The ball will immediately be started roll-

ing with the main object in view of a better, healthier and more picturesque city.


Dateline July 25, 1922

ast night’s inauguration of The Daily News radio broadcasting station, operated by the Canadian Auto & Electric Company, was completely successful. Tests were conducted were necessarily for short ranges, but these tests were with small instruments of the crystal type and without expensive aerials. Those who “listened in” were surprised at the clearness which the musical program, carried on electrical waves through the air and without any carrying wires, reached them. Tonight’s program will commence at 8:30 o’clock Nelson time, which is one hour ahead of Standard Time. It will consist of musical selections, sport news, market news and general news. The station initials are C J C B and the wave length is 400 meters. Anyone with a receiving set may “listen in,” both to the program from this station and others more distant. Those installing receiving sets must obtain a license from Victoria to use them. The charge for this license is $1.

Heavy rains compound problem that was already developing Continued from Page 3 the cause the slough, and seepage, which occurred last week. Macdonald said she learned a lot about the nearly 100-yearold dam, which was compromised by the sinkhole. “What they surmise to be the cause of the slide or slough from the dam, which they found on the upper side of the dam after they lowered the water, they discovered this vertical flat pipe and over time water had been seeping in along that pipe. Gradually the seepage built this sinkhole, and when the very heavy rain happened, that was the final straw. Water just surged through that sinkhole and into the dam.” The regional district is currently working with engineers and geo-technicians to stabilize the dam. The regional district purchased the six-hectare tailings

area in 1998 as part of their central landfill area. “It’s tailings from the HB Mine. It is estimated that there are about 15 feet of tailings under water,” said Macdonald. “If there were only tailings in that pond it would be fairly simple to say let’s just decommission and isolate those tailings and be done with it. But because of the location of the pond, it gathers drainage from the surrounding slope and it also collects a bit of drainage from the landfill itself so it’s not really possible to just shut it down. It needs to be managed.” There is some confusion around whether it is the responsibility of the regional district or of Teck to manage the ponds and Macdonald said there would likely be lots of questions and answers going forward. Mine tailings — like the ones in the pond south of Salmo —

are usually produced from the mine in a slurry form, which is a mixture of fine mineral particles and water. The term tailing also specifically refers to fine waste suspended in water. A state of emergency was issued for rural Salmo following the slough and seepage. Emergency remediation work is ongoing to build an additional supporting berm on the dam face to ensure stability and retention of tailings. Crews are using excavators to place rock and fill materials to remediate the failed area and buttress the slope. But as crews work, questions are mounting on what the cost will be for the repairs and remediation of the site. Macdonald was unable to comment on where the money might come from, but was hopeful it would come from the provincial emergency program.

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Local Young Athletes Off to BC Summer Games

Nelson contingent strong Nelson Star Staff

Nelson will be well represented when the BC Summer Games kick off in Surrey next month. A large contingent of local young athletes have qualified for the Kootenay Team and will now take on the best in the rest of the province July 19 to 22. In baseball Hanno Southam, Sawyer Hunt, Austin Tambellini and Braeden Zarikoff will take to the diamond for the Kootenay Team. Three area girls — Ashleigh Dergousoff, Naomi Perkins and Alex Zondervan — have cracked the Kootenay basketball squad for the Games. At the canoe/kayak venue, a large group of area paddlers will hit the water on a team that includes Tenne Anderson, Galen Boulanger, Gino Catenacci, Kelly Hellman, Annie Hellman, Kevin Milde, Stuart Milde and Jacob Timmermans. In golf Granite Pointe’s Carson Arcuri and Kaslo’s Shawn Ellard will tee it up in a field that is expected to

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The Nelson Youth Soccer players who cracked the Kootenay boys and girls teams for the upcoming BC Summer Games include: (back L-R) Ruby Creighton, Angus Paterson, Jesse Thurston, Alix Renwick, Jaden Dyck, Milo Baranyai-Sheppard, Ernesto Archambault, Ezra Foy; (front L-R) Julia Burkart, Shianne Michalchuk, Aidan Mushumanski, Ellee Atkinson, Reece Hunt, Hanna Quinn, Sofia Arcuri, Thomas Baxter and Sam Foy.

be quite competitive. The waters of Kootenay Lake have enabled the trio of Krysten Arrowsmith, Melane Arrowsmith and Adam McCaughey to match their sailing skills with the rest of the province. Nelson’s lone member of the Kootenay softball team is Emma Hare. Jayden Roch and Jessie Rehwald qualified to represent the Kootenays in beach volleyball. And in the vol-

leyball played on the hardwood a large contingent of Mount Sentinel players made the Kootenay team that will include Patrick Falle, Spencer Legebokoff Lucas Raugust, Marco Slater, Thomas Veregin, Kyra Makortoff and Maida Rehwald. Nelson Youth Soccer will be represented on both the boys and girls soccer Kootenay soccer clubs including Milo Baranyai-Sheppard, Thomas Baxter, Jaden Dyck,

Ezra Foy, Sam Foy, Angus Paterson, Jesse Thurston, Sofia Arcuri, Ellee Atkinson, Julia Burkart, Ruby Creighton, Reece Hunt, Shianne Michalchuk, Hanna Quinn and Alix Renwick. The BC Summer Games will bring together 2,300 young athletes, 475 coaches, 300 technical officials and 3,000 community volunteers at 20 different venues throughout Surrey and the Lower Mainland.

BC Games Goes Green

Softening the footprint of sports Black Press Staff

Organized sport events, no matter how big or small, have an environmental impact. With the help of its motivated volunteers, the BC Games Society is striving to reduce its environmental impact and raise awareness. Community-driven programs initiated by the BC Winter and BC Summer Games volunteers are contributing to reducing the environmental impact of the Games and are developing leaders by increasing environmental awareness among Games participants, volunteers, and community members.

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Go Green Ambassadors at the BC Winter Games earlier this year.

For example, the 2008 BC Winter Games in Kimberley and Cranbrook established best practices to reduce environmental impact. A vol-

unteer team of Go Green Ambassadors were active and visible during the Games implementing the plan and raising awareness. This commu-

nity-led initiative developed youth leaders and established important benchmarks that future hosts could refer to in order to reduce their environmental impact. The 2010 Summer Games in the Township of Langley took the lead to ensure all food waste was composted and recycling bins were available at all sport venues. “The challenge for BC Games host communities is the great variety of available resources to implement changes in areas such as transportation, food services, and venue operations,” said Kelly Mann, president and Story continues to ‘Torch’ on Page 18


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Sports BC Summer Games and Sports Tourism

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Since 1978, the BC Winter and BC Summer Games have been hosted in 38 different communities around the province. The BC Games have become part of the historical record of communities and for many, an honour and experience that has inspired them to build a vibrant sport tourism industry. Long before sport tourism was identified as an important part of the tourism industry, the BC Winter and BC Summer Games were demonstrating the valuable impact of sport events. Besides the obvious economic benefits ($1.8 million to $2.6 million), the BC Games bring a community together, train leaders, and create exposure and recognition opportunities. Sport tourism is growing at a consistently strong rate, despite the trends that have shown a declining tourism industry in recent years. According to the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance, spending associated with sport tourism in Canada reached $3.6 billion in 2010, an 8.8 per cent increase in two years. This continues sport tourism’s trend of being one of the fastest growing industry segments within Canada’s tourism industry. The number of BC communities becoming active in sport tourism continues to grow. The BC Games Society and Tourism BC comanage the website which provides a sport hosting portfolio for

Surrey’s Cloverdale Recreation Centre — recent winner of BC Parks and Recreation Association’s Award of Facility Excellence and 2012 BC Summer Games venue for basketball.

BC sport hosting destinations, including an inventory of sport facilities, sport hosting experience, photo galleries, maps, technical venue information, support services, and key contacts. “Strategically, hosting sport events can bring economic value, social benefits and civic pride to a community. Some of these benefits occur at the time of the event, and others are legacies that return value to the community over many years,” said Laura Plant, manager of Community Partnerships with Tourism BC, a division of the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation. Kamloops hosted the first BC Winter Games in 1979, which was a defining moment for the community. Up to that point, Kamloops had struggled with a clear identity and the BC Games brought the community together in a way that was a catalyst for Kamloops to become “Canada’s Tournament

Capital” and a leader in sport tourism initiatives. “Hosting the BC Winter Games really started Kamloops’ interest in sport tourism. The community was engaged and inspired and we have seen that continue through the countless events we have hosted since,” said Sean Smith, Kamloops Tournament Capital coordinator. “Another important benefit for the community is the volunteer skills that are developed with individuals making a greater and greater difference with every event.” The 2012 BC Summer Games will take place in Surrey, July 19 to 22. Tourism Surrey and the City of Surrey recently developed and implemented a new sport tourism strategy with the purpose of attracting sport events and increase visitation to Surrey. The strategy includes plans for facility upgrades, as well as support for sport event organizers bringing events to the city.

“To advance Surrey’s Sport Tourism Strategy, Sport Surrey, a partnership between the City of Surrey and Tourism Surrey, was created to increase sport tourism, recognizing the importance of generating economic benefits and contributing to sport development,” said councillor Linda Hepner, chair of the City’s Parks, Recreation and Sport Tourism Committee. “Hosting the BC Summer Games in 2012 will allow Surrey to showcase our award-winning facilities and our ability to host major sporting events.” Athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers at the BC Summer Games will be treated to warm hospitality, tremendous facilities, and a strong sense of pride from the City of Surrey. The Games will most certainly be a catalyst for Surrey and future host communities to continue to capitalize on sport tourism and host outstanding sport events.


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Torch no longer burns natural gas Continued from Page 17 CEO of the BC Games Society. “But, given that there is a clear desire by participants and host communities to reduce environmental impact, the BC Games Society took the lead to develop information and resources for community volunteers to adapt to guide policy and implement action plans.” Before the 2010 BC Summer Games, Metro Vancouver, the regional government responsible for waste management in the Greater Vancouver area, provided policy and planning support. What re-

sulted is a set of resources and samples that reflect the unique structure of the BC Games and consider the many different communities involved. The BC Games resource materials complement other established “green” Games standards such as a no-idling policy for all Games transportation vehicles. No bottled water is supplied to venues at the BC Games and athletes are required to bring a reusable water bottle to fill with tap water throughout their competitions. Greening the Games also comes in

places you don’t expect. Until 2009, the BC Games torch was lit 100 days prior to the Opening Ceremony. This torch burned 900,000 cubic feet of natural gas and contributed 12 tonnes of green house gases to the atmosphere. The gas torch is now retired and replaced with an energy-efficient LED torch that draws 850 watts of energycomparable to a household toaster. This torch symbolizes the innovation and initiative that the BC Games will strive to adopt with other environmentally responsible initiatives moving forward.

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Sports The Fishing Report - Kerry Reed

Spring fishing holding on


ell summer is finally here. With the forecast calling for more sunshine, we are getting a break from the rising water levels. This has definitely been a high water year. Although the lake has been littered with debris, we have had some great fishing days. Due to the high water and extreme runoff, our water temperature has stayed cooler than normal. And that has helped prolong our spring fishing season. Usually by the time July hits, we are hitting the 60-plus degree mark, which in turn will slow the fishing down. However, we haven’t hit that mark yet and the good fishing continues. Not every day has been the greatest. I think the fish are a little frustrated with the weather . Storms rolling in and out, rain, hail, and high winds have all affected the fish. One day the fish will be aggressively feeding and the next day all is shut off. Some of our good days have produced up to 10 fish during the day. And the sizes have been of good quality. Rainbows up to 22 pound and Dolly Varden (bull trout) up to 15 pounds have been coming in. Even our

slower days are still making it worthwhile. One day we only managed to hook into a couple fish, but they were 12 pounds and 18 pounds. It’s always worth the trip. We are still fishing mainly on the surface. Although it can be very frustrating due to the massive piles of debris on the water. But, that’s why the fish are still on the surface. Be patient, pay attention to the debris fields, and check your lines often. The end result should be worth it.

mainly running our bucktail flies. The new fish skulls are still working well. The usual flies now come with a weighted head. They are called fish skulls. This weighted head not only helps keep some of the debris off your lines, but it gives the fly a different action. And they are still producing some fairly consistent fish on our boat. My favourite colours have been: black/white, grey/white, and green/ white. Or the common numbers are: 214, 215, 221, and 228. Plugs have been working as well and also help to keep debris off the lines, as they will dive down a few feet. And the favourite apex (hockey sticks) are working also. My favourites have been: black/silver, silver/gold, blue/green or lucky numbers of 10, 16, 53, 55, and the 135 of late. We’ve also managed a few fish on the downriggers. Still using the old flasher/hoochie combo for the dollies. But we’re catching lots on my favourite plugs again down deep. Magic depths have been 40 feet, 60 feet and 80 feet. Tight lines....

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The Nelson Selects U14 girls squad capped a winning season with a silver medal finish at last week’s Provincial B Cup tournament, the first provincial medal for this community since 2002. Battling tough competition and high temperatures, the Nelson squad placed first in Group B during round robin play to earn a trip to the gold medal match. In the first game of the tournament, Nelson faced the Coastal #2 champions, SurDel United (Surrey-Delta). With less than five minutes played, SurDel scored from a free kick just outside the penalty area to take a 1-0 lead. Despite numerous scoring opportunities, Nelson was unable to answer back and SurDel won the game 1-0. On Friday, Nelson faced the Quesnel Strikers representing Cariboo North. Nelson returned to the strong play they showed in the Kootenay playdowns with Darian Voisard opening up the scoring with a goal half way through the first half. Bronwyn Sutherland found the back of the net seven minutes later to give Nelson a 2-0 lead that would hold until the break. Ten minutes into the second half, Naomi Perkins added a marker to make the score 3-0 which would hold until the end of regulation time. In the last game of round robin play, Nelson faced another of the Coastal Cup semi-finalists, the Tsawwassen Blues who only the day previous beat their coastal rivals, SurDel United. At the fifteenth minute, Tsawwassen scored from a penalty kick to take the early lead. Undeterred, Nelson answered eight minutes later with a goal from Voisard to take the game to a 1-1 draw which would stand at the half. After the break, the Selects continued to attack and Perkins scored the go ahead goal at minute 13 to give Nelson a 2-1 lead. Near the end of regulation time, Voisard found the back of the net one more time to take the score to 3-1 which would stand to the end of the game. At the conclusion of round robin play, the Nelson Selects and Tsawwassen were tied for first place in Group B. However, by defeating Tsawwassen, the Nelson squad — who also had the best scoring differential of the Group B teams — secured first place and earned a trip to the gold medal match against the winner of Group A. The U14 provincial final had the Selects facing the Coastal Cup and defending provincial champion Powell River Cobras. Under extreme heat conditions and against a very talented and hard working squad, Nelson played courageously but found themselves down by a score of 3 0 at the half. The second half was hard fought at both ends of the pitch, but Powell River scored two more unanswered goals for a final score of 5-0. “Powell River simply took advantage of the opportunities they had scoring three goals in scrambles around the goal and two others with Story continues to Page 21

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Sports Continued from Page 20 long shots that squeezed between the cross bar,” said U14 co-coach Paul Burkart. The Nelson U14 girls not only represented the Kootenay region well in their physical play, but they also did so in how they played. This was reinforced when a BC Soccer representative awarded the Nelson squad with the division Fairplay Award which was voted on by tournament officials. “Winning silver at the ProvincialBCupis an enormous achievement,” said Burkart. “After losing their first game, this team could have just given up. Instead they came back and played two terrific games which earned them a place in the finals.

“This squad is a team in every sense of the word with rock solid goalkeeper and defenders, courageous midfielders and relentless strikers all worked together to make this season such a success.” The U14 girls played a total of six tournaments this season and brought home three gold and two silver medals. As the 2012 season progressed, it was apparent that the Nelson U14 girls could place well at the the provincials and they did not disappoint. “And the best part for us is that they did it with such class, and such a great attitude, both on and off the field,” said U14 co-coach Pat Perkins. “They are such good friends and this will be an experience they will share for the rest of their lives.”

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Sports Gritty play not enough for U18 Selects boys side in Aldergrove ANDREW WOODWARD Nelson Star Intern Reporter

The U18 Nelson Selects fought hard in their Provincial B Cup games, but their efforts came up short. The team ended up coming seventh place last weekend in Aldergrove. In their first match the Selects faced a strong North Delta team. Tensions were high, as it was an important game for both squads. Nelson had possession of the ball for the majority of the first

half and was able to get a 2-1 lead. The second half proved to be more difficult for the boys, as Delta put on more pressure. Midway through a fight broke out between two Delta players and one Nelson player. All three were ejected from the game and were given two game suspensions. With only minutes left in the game, and the score still 2-1, Delta put on one last burst of pressure. The Selects were not able to handle the onslaught of chances and Delta tied the game

up, which made the final score 2-2. The next game against Prince George was similar to the first with both teams being evenly matched. The final score was 1-1 which did not truly reflect the game, as Nelson had much more possession especially in the second half. Nelson’s third game was against a weaker Saanich team that had lost their two other games already. If Nelson were to win they would have been potentially playing for a medal

finish, but they fell short. Saanich surprised the Selects with an early goal that put Nelson on the defensive. After the first half the score was still 1-0. In the second Saanich scored another early goal which pushed their lead to a two goal spread. The Selects responded with a goal from a penalty shot, cutting the lead in half, but later Saanich would go on to score one last time. Again giving them a two goal lead. With only a mere 10 minutes left in the game Nelson was

awarded another penalty shot, which was once again scored. Now the game was 3-2. The Selects put on some final pressure, but it was too little too late. The loss put Nelson fourth in their pool, which was disappointing for the team. Who would now be playing for seventh. The Selects final match was against the home team Aldergrove. A five-goal outburst in the second half helped the Selects to a 6-1 win and confirmed the U18’s seventh place finish in the province.

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EVELYN JOAN CORNER January 7th, 1935 to June 20th, 2012 Evelyn Joan Corner died peacefully at home in Willow Point, Nelson, BC, after a brief but devastating illness, on June 20, 2012, in the loving presence of her family. A memorial service was held on June 25, 2012, at St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral, Nelson, with the Rev. Gail Clifton officiating, assisted by the Rev. Sue Basek and the Rev. Marcella Mugford. Beautiful singing was provided by a choir of 16 friends, nicely accompanied by the organist, Tobias Jenny. Joan was born on Jan. 7, 1935, in Nelson BC, to Eric Arthur Stromstead and Evelyn Myrtle Stromstead. She attended Central Elementary School and graduated from Nelson H.S. in 1952, after which she completed Teacher Training at Van. Normal School. Joan was involved in many athletic activities as a child. Despite her own fear of water, Joan’s mother took her swimming as a baby. Joan loved the water, and could swim by age 3; she was a swimming instructor by age 14, beginning her natural vocation as a teacher. During High School, she was a Lifeguard at Lakeside Park. Joan met Ian, the love of her life, while swimming across Kootenay Lake. Joan began piano lessons in Grade 2. That was the start of a lifelong love of, and relationship with, music. She first studied with Sister Scholastica of St. Joseph’s. Joan loved going to the convent. It was a special place for her – the silence, the swish of robes – all were impressive to a small child. Joan continued piano studies with Mrs. Fraser, who was a great proponent of Festival work, and for the last 3 years of lessons Joan was made to enter the Music Festival each spring, much to her chagrin. She did, however, win top honours and a bursary for continuing study. Though she didn’t like playing in public, Joan was chosen to be the first person to play Nelson’s new Grand piano at a concert in the Civic Theatre, featuring Festival winners. In 1954 she travelled overseas as accompanist with the Elgar Choir’s Fifth British Tour. Upon her return, she started her first teaching job in Oliver, BC. Her education had prepared her well, and had made her realize how important it was to teach each student, not with a “ one way fits all “ approach. This insight was a great help when she was later to teach Special Needs children. In Grade 9, Joan joined the school band, playing clarinet. She also played the piano for the orchestra and girl’s choir, Grades 9-12. Her music was a great asset; she was able to use it effectively in teaching. She started the school band program at Salmo School, and later in the ‘70’s was the band leader at Mt. Sentinal in South Slocan. While at Blewett Elementary she worked with learning-disabled students and started writing songs for children. After retiring, she continued writing songs for students at Central School where she was Grandfriending. Also, she helped them with musicals by conducting the choir and writing songs when needed. Joan wrote the Hume School Song at that time. Joan took on many musical challenges. She conducted “ the Magic Flute “ at the Capitol Theatre. She self-published a “ Rock album “, a teaching package about Geology and the fantastic way various rocks are formed.“Celebrate the Seasons”, another project, was a whimsical and instructive album of songs about Nature, Joan’s constant delight. Joan experienced a gradual and deepening relationship with God over the years. Her questing spirit led her to truth in various ways. One path was to the former St. Andrew’s by the Lake Church. There she joined the Education for Ministry group and found much to read, research, and discuss with those of like minds. Studies helped her get “ beyond belief “, as Marcus Borg said, and to “ relationship”. In her words, she had moved away from the religion of her childhood to begin a personal relationship with the Holy One. Joan felt more at peace than she ever had been in her life, and felt, because of this relationship, an internal softening, accepting, and strength. This peace was due to a surrendering and resting in God. She said, “ shift from the head to the heart “. Therein lies God. She was so grateful that God had been there all those years, waiting for her to say “Yes”. Joan’s surrendering to God was reflected in all her Homilies which she was licensed to deliver periodically at St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral, where she had been an active member. All who met Joan were touched by her spirit. All who knew Joan found her loving, gentle, beautiful, and constantly delighted by the good in the world. Joan is sadly missed by her devoted husband Ian, daughter Jody (Kenton), son Ian (Cathy), grandchildren Baylie and David, sister Terrie, sister-in-law Joan, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Joan’s loving friends for their unfailing support and love during her illness. Special thanks to Dr. McKechnie for his attentive and gentle care, and to Home Care nurses Cindy and Carolyn for their kind, caring and sensitive treatment. Also grateful thanks for the many beautiful floral arrangements in the Church and received at home from loving friends and family. Those wishing to do so, may make Donations to the Kootenay Lake District Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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We shed our tears of healing, Our hearts full of love, Grateful to share your life, Cherishing the memories, Knowing your spirit is always with us. Love always, Bobbie, Rob & Martin



Helge Ronald (Ron) Jacobson June 1, 1932 to June 25, 2012

Ron has gone fishing…It is with deep sadness and loving memory we say farewell to Ron, a proud and loving father, grandfather and friend! Ron was born in Cranbrook B.C. on June 1, 1932, the oldest of 4 children. Ron spent the majority of his 80 years in the West Kootenays, roaming the hillsides; riding the train to Nelson; helping his neighbours, working and raising a family. Ron was well known for the generosity of his talents and the time it took to get the job done RIGHT! A perfectionist at heart he kept the bar high for himself in everything he did. The West Kootenays were his home and his community with lifelong friendships and memories. Ron would be most proud of: • His marriage to Joan Delores Wandler November 20, 1954…it was love at first sight. Ron and Joan were married for 52 years when Joan died June 21, 2006. • Completing his machinist apprenticeship with Comico, July 1955. Ron was a proud tradesman; his son Terry followed the trade’s path as a journeyman lineman and his grandson Justin as a journeyman electrician. • His children Terry Ronald Helge and Karen Louise. • His daughter’s choice in a husband from Alberta. There was not a visit that went by that Darcy didn’t remind Ron of the outstanding dowry owed to him. • His grandchildren Justin, Shaylen, Devon and Dakota. Ron and Joan spent many hours and days with their grandchildren. They were the light of their lives and the pride and joy of their hearts. Much time was spent at Mirror Lake where the grandchildren were encompassed in love and summer time fun. Immeasurable experience, teachings and relationships each of them will carry forward through their lives. • Family immediate and extended. • Working for Comico and West Kootenay Power and Light Company and retiring after 38 years of service. • Being of Swedish stock…a stubborn old Swede he was right till the end. Ron had an opportunity to travel to Sweden with his brother and his brother’s wife in 2008 where he was able to connect with many of his relatives and see some of the country. • Being a staunch NDP his entire life, campaigning and supporting the party. Ron did nothing to harm the earth he lived on. He was a great outdoors man, loving the experience of hunting and fishing and the beauty of the mountains and streams. He was always careful to leave the land as it was prior to his arrival. Ron was a strong, good man. He was a planner and a thinker and meticulous in the execution of his plan. There was no such thing as can’t, there was always a solution to every problem. He could fix, repair and build pretty much anything. He had a great mechanical mind. Ron had a great love for sports, spending many hours supporting local minor and senior hockey, as a fan for his children and then his grandchildren. When not at the facility, Ron spent many hours in front of the TV cheering his teams on. Ron had a second chance at love with Eileen Madelung. Ron and Eileen were in middle school together in Nelson. Eileen remembers Ron as a shy handsome young man she had a crush on back in the day. Three years ago Ron and Eileen had the good fortune to cross paths, reconnected by mutual friends. Their common community, common memories and common friends made their relationship an easy transition. Eileen lifted the loneliness Ron was living in and brought a sense of life and purpose back to him. Through Ron’s relationship with Eileen he had the good fortune to develop valued friendships with her son John and her daughter Judy and husband Steve. Ron died at the Kootenay Lake Hospital on June 25, 2012 with his daughter Karen and his partner Eileen by his side and holding his hands. Many of his family and friends visited him in his final days, surrounding him with love. Ron is survived by his son Terry of Summerland, BC, his daughter Karen Donahue (Darcy) of Fort Macleod AB, his 4 grandchildren Justin, Shaylen, Devon and Dakota, his 2 brothers Eugene and Garry and his sister Marilyn and their spouses and children, his sister in laws Louise, Sheila, Yvonne, Judy and Debbie and bother in law Gary and their spouses and children. Ron was predeceased by his loving wife Joan Delores Jacobson, his father Axel and mother Alida. A Celebration of Ron’s Life will be held on Saturday August 4, 2012 At: The Nelson District Rod & Gun Club 801 Railway Street Nelson B.C. V1L 5P7 Time 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m Luncheon to follow. Following the Celebration of Life there will be a Graveside Service for immediate family. If you have any stories or memories you would like the Celebrant to share at Ron’s Celebration of Life please forward by July 30, 2012 to: Email: or mail to: Karen Donahue Box 1414 Fort Macleod AB T0L 0Z0 Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral service Ltd. On-line condolences may be expressed at


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Pacific Insight Electronics (PI) is a world-class designer, manufacturer and supplier of electronic solutions for the automotive, specialty and commercial vehicle sectors. To support our ambitious growth targets and further increase shareholder value, PI is recruiting for the following positions at our Nelson, BC operation: Production Associates The Production Associate position works within Pacific Insight’s Production Department assembling various electronic modules for the transportation industry. Training is provided on the job. Full time schedules available with benefits after successful completion of the qualifying period.



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Whiskey Jack Logging of Golden has an immediate postion for an experienced 120 Madill Yarder Operator. Grapple experience a must. Email resume to Fax resume to 250-344-7282. Mail to Box 10, Golden BC, V0A 1H0.

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


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

Misc Services KOOTENAY HOME Maintenance & Handyman Services. Please contact Jeff @ 250-505-9693

Merchandise for Sale

Food Products BUTCHER SHOP BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.50/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger $4.00/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

Furniture AINSWORTH HOT SPRINGS RESORT has an opening for a SOUS CHEF. Food Safe is mandatory. 5 years 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 Attention: Karen LeMoel

Granite Pointe Golf Course is looking for an organized, productive, technically sound, independent working Bookkeeper. All Candidates must have: • At least 5 years of bookkeeping experience • Competence in Quickbooks, Microsoft excel and other basic computer skills (word, email, internet) Estimated at 875 hours a year – 4-6 hours /day in the summer and less in the winter. Please send all resumes to


Psychotherapy Sexually dissatisfied? Help is available Dr. Pega Ren 3523139 www.smartsextalk. com

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

Home Care 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

has an opening for a pool attendant. Competitive wage and beneÀt package is offered to the successful applicant. Apply in person or submit resumes to : or fax to 250-229-5600 Attention: Karen LeMoel

Garage Sales Sat July 14th 911 Hoover St Nelson, Uphill neighbourhood 9am-1pm bathroom reno items Sat June 14th 301 Latimer St. 8am-1pm

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

Misc. for Sale

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Adventure Playset Wooden Structure Swing Set $150 OBO 354-1506 or 354-9214 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 Wooden Bed Frame 3/4 size with mattress $75 Wicker Papasan Chair W/Cushion $60, 4 all season 13” Tires on steel rims $50 250 505-5201

Cleaning Services

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For Sale: 9 drawer dresser w/mirror, matching high boy, cedar lined metal trunk, New massage table & drop leaf table. 250-551-9317

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

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


Small Ads work! Real Estate 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.

NELSON 12 Mile: Spacious 3bdrm Family Home on beautiful Kootenay Lake. Lovely sandy beach, sloped ceilings, skylights, fireplace, lrg kitchen, ensuite, family room, formal dining + 40ft screened covered deck to relax & enjoy the view. Gentle sloping 1/2 acre lot on lake + fenced pool area for children. Away from hwy noise, paved driveway & carport. Asking $1850/mo or $2000 furnished. contact Rose 250-825-4499

WANTED: 2 roommates to share home in Rossland with me and my dog. You will have entire upstairs, shared bathroom, living room and 3 bedrooms mostly furnished. We will share kitchen and laundry. $600/month each. Aug 1st move in. 250-231-5225

• You like the challenges of technology and the principals of Bookkeeping; • You like details and the little steps of a process to get to the big picture; • You’re a common sense, experienced Accounting Specialist; • You’re still reading and need more details; (you’ll find them at

At Drop Designs, we’re different, and that’s how we like it. If you really think you’re different, and are an Accounting Specialist, send a cover letter and resume to:

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


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

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VIKING Tent Trailer. Beautiful trailer. King, Queen, Double sized beds. U shaped dinette. Shower, toilet, hot & cold water, 3 way fridge, furnace, indoor/outdoor stove, lots of storage, awning & screen room. $5000 OBO 250-352-1221 or


Mobile Homes & Parks

Your Cabin on the Lake The Kootenay Queen

1974 12x56 Moduline sm porch & shed , no mould or leaks good cond. @ 6 mile M.H.P. $24,000. 250 777-0636

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 2 bdrm, 2 bth + den avail Aug 1st N/P N/S W/D $1100/m + utilities 354-9658

Apartment Furnished Sm 3 room, 1 bdrm suite Ymir W/D Non-Smoking Pets possible $650/m includes heat 604 989-0258

HOUSE for Rent: 3-bedroom, uphill Nelson. Avail. Aug1-7 NS/NP W/D. $1300 plus util Hardwood floors, fenced yard. Call Nancy 250-3523446

Apt/Condo for Rent

Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul

BRIGHT and spacious! fireplace, 2 bedrooms, carport, claw foot tub, sauna, laundry, private entry, coat room and patio. Property backs onto trails. 250-551-3553.

Homes for Rent

• You like Accounting because it’s exacting with rules and regulations;


Shared Accommodation

2 bdrm house immediate North Shore N/S N/P $875/m + utilities 352-9136

• You’re looking for a change, but don’t really like change;

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

Rosemont 1/2 Duplex 3 bdrm W/D F/S Corner lot off st parking large deck N/S N/P ph 352-2205

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Make a difference in the lives of seniors. Come work for AdvoCare Health Services, we take “Pride in Caring” Now recruiting casual, potentially permanent positions at Mountain Lake Seniors Community in Nelson.

Help Wanted Wanted - Outdoor Retail Manager - Nelson, BC The Rivers Oceans and Mountains Shop (ROAM) is seeking a hard-working, management minded individual to fill the Store/Floor Management Position. Applications must have minimum of 2 years experience within the ski and paddle sports industries in a senior sales, supervisory or management position. They must have previous skill with a POS system including receiving and inventory management. Added skills would be ski touring knowledge, ski-tech knowledge, previous management experience, previous sales courses and use of Amber POS. Please apply via e-mail to A25


Nelson Star Friday, July 13, 2012

Legal Notices NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of PAUL GERGELY, deceased, formerly of 306, 620 Second Street, Nelson, BC V1L 2L8, who died on May 18, 2012.

Creditors and others having claims against the estate of PAUL GERGELY are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor c/o Alan P. Czepil, Barrister and Solicitor, Box 1800, 6313 Main Street, Oliver BC V0H 1T0 on or before August 21, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

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 monikas_2010@ 4 more information & to view •

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


Boat House (21’) at Kootenay Launch Club, for rent $100 /mo. 604-989-0258


Friday, July 13, 2012 Nelson Star


Public Notice June 6th, 2012 Nelson’s Fire and Rescue Services and City of Nelson Operations Department

Nelson Fire and Rescue on Smoke Alarm Push

Weaving prevention LANE CLEANUP - TWO WEEK CAMPAIGN ENDING JULY 15TH, 2012 It is now the end of the first week of the lane cleanup campaign. Help us achieve the goal of reducing fire hazards and improving our lanes to provide safe vehicle passage for all through traffic by doing the following: • Place garbage containers, composters and materials onto private property • Remove structures encroaching on city property • Trim overhanging trees and shrubs • Dispose of combustible materials, including dry leaves, yard and tree clippings • Make sure parked vehicles do not obstruct through traffic. Residents can dispose of materials at the Transfer Station located at 70 Lakeside Drive. The hours of operation are Monday to Saturday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Fees for disposal are: • Small bag - $2.50 • 2.5 cubic meters or less - $5.00 • Metric ton - $50.00 With one week remaining in the campaign, let’s see if we can make a lasting impact in the lanes. Nelson Fire and Rescue Services and City of Nelson Operations Department thank you for your participation in the cleanup campaign. For more information, please contact: City of Nelson - Operations Department: Phone: 250-352-8238 Email:

Nelson firefighters Mike Daloise (left) and Greg Proctor (right) hold examples of burned smoked alarms that weren’t working at the time of local home fires where fatalities occurred. Fire chief Simon Grypma (centre) holds a working alarm, what he wants to see in ever home in Nelson. Sam Van Schie photo

City of Nelson – Fire Department: Phone: 250-352-3103 Email: Regional District of Central Kootenay: Phone – BC Recycling Hotline: 1-800-667-4321

SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

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For 20 years Nelson Fire and Rescue has been telling residents the importance of working smoke alarms. So last March when the Fire Chiefs’ Association of BC announced a campaign to get one into every home in the province, our local department already had a head start. And if there’s one thing fire chief Simon Grypma learned from two decades of making presentations to elementary school students and special interest groups annually during Fire Prevention Week, it’s

that what they’ve been doing isn’t enough. “We needed a way to get into people’s homes and test their smoke alarms, the same way police set up road blocks to see if drivers are wearing seat belts,” said Grypma, who is a zone director for the Fire Chiefs’ Association. The way the department decided to do this was with a phone call to every Nelson number listed in the phone book. Each night, the 10 firefighters on shift call 20 phone numbers and ask each person to test their fire alarm while they’re on the line. “If they call someone that

doesn’t have a working smoke alarm, we’ll bring them one that night. We don’t want them to go a single night without one,” Grypma said. The firefighters are about half way through the alphabet and have given away about 100 smoke alarms. For people whose smoke alarms do work, their names are entered in a draw to win fire insurance (donated by RHC, BCAA, Poulin and Kootenay insurance agencies). For residents without a land line, or with an unlisted phone Story continues to ‘number’ on Page 27

INVITATION TO TENDER KIERAN ROAD CIVIL CONTRACT TENDER NO. 2012-T-17 Sealed Tenders marked: “Tender 2012-T-17 Kieran Road Civil Contract” will be received at the office of the Finance and Purchasing Manager – Suite 101-310 Ward Street, Nelson B.C., V1L 5S4, up to and including 3:30 p.m., local time, August 2, 2012 for the following work: Pre-Line construction civil work and vegetation removal for 10 Mile Kieran Road 3400 Block Highway 3A Power Line Relocation Tender Documents are available from: The Corporation of the City of Nelson Suite 101, 310 Ward Street Nelson, BC V1L 5S4 Contact: Finance and Purchasing Manager Phone No. 250-352-8204 BC Bid, or the City of Nelson web site, http://www.

Beasley Gem offered at $415,600 Located 10 mins out of Nelson, this 3 bedroom homes sit on 5.25 acres with access to the river. Very solid built family home over 2800 sq ft on 2 levels. There is room to live and grow, making this the perfect family home.

Laurie Schneider 250-505-3305 New address on Baker St.

105-402 Baker St. “Helping You Make The Right Move”


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News Continued from Page 26 number, they can call the fire department and show they have a working alarm to enter the contest, or request a free alarm if they can’t afford one or don’t know how to install it. “We’d much rather visit a home to put in an alarm then go there to rescue someone from a fire,” Grypma said. The Nelson Star is collecting new smoke alarms to be given away during this campaign. This month anyone who drops off a smoke alarm at the Star office, at 514 Hall Street, will be entered to win two rounds of nine-hole golf at Granite Pointe. Indeed, the fire department has had no trouble finding community partners to help expand its fire prevention campaign. Last month The Bridge radio station asked elementary school students to call in and demonstrate, on air, that their smoke alarm was working. The first caller through won a ride to school for them an four friends in a fire engine. “We always target kids because they’re the ones that will go home and bug their mom and dad about having a smoke alarm,” “People need to said Grypma. The departcheck their smoke ment also wanted alarms every year, to reach Grade so this can’t just be 12 students with a one off thing. We a message they need to weave the would carry with prevention element them into their rst apartments into the fabric of fiand student houswhat it means to ing, the type of be a firefighter.” living situations where fire safety Chief Simon Grympa is sometimes forgotten. For this demographic, the department was inspired by the Keep A Breast Foundations “I Love Boobies” bracelets, and decided to come up with their own statement to put on a rubber bracelet. With money donated by the Chahko Mika Mall, 1,000 bracelets were printed with the slogan “I never sleep alone — smoke alarms save lives,” to remind teens not to go to bed without a smoke alarm nearby. The bracelets were given out at L.V. Rogers high school and the students were encouraged to put a photo on Twitter of themselves wearing the bracelet while testing a smoke alarm and mention @nelsonfirerescue for a chance to win an iPod, donated by Walmart. “With the partnerships we’ve developed, we’ll be able to continue offering these incentives year after year,” Grypma said. “People need to check their smoke alarms every year, so this can’t just be a one off thing. We need to weave the prevention element into the fabric of what it means to be a fire fighter.” Nelson was recognized earlier this year by attorney general Shirley Bond for being the first municipality to put a reminder to test smoke alarms on the municipal tax notice. And fire departments across the province may also follow Nelson’s lead on this smoke alarm campaign. The department was invited to share the its strategy at a meeting of the Fire Prevention Officers Association of BC. “Nobody should die in a fire because they don’t have a working smoke alarm,” Grypma said. “It takes five seconds to check it, and it could save your life.” For more information, contact Nelson Fire Rescue at 250-352-3103.

We Love Your Pets & They love Us!


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Smoke Alarm Facts

• In Nelson, nine people have died in fires in the past 20 years • Provincially there were 11,000 residential fires in the past five years, and nearly 70 per cent of fire scenes examined had either no smoke alarm or one that wasn’t working. • Researchers from the University of Fraser Valley predict working smoke alarms could reduce annual fire deaths by as much as 32 per cent. • It’s a homeowners’ responsibility to provide a working smoke alarm for homes, whether owner-occupied or rented. • If the fire department responds to fire where there isn’t a working smoke alarm, the owner may be fined up to $400. Source: Nelson Fire Rescue, Fire Chiefs’ Association of BC

Healthy Pets, Happy Pets

250.352.7861 2124 Ymir Road



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

Pets Available for Adoption

Valhalla Path Realty

Call 250-551-1053 for information or visit:

280 Baker St., Nelson, BC


Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814


Masterfully crafted by Spearhead Timberworks, this eco-friendly straw-bale timberframe home offers sensational living space with an open layout, vaulted ceiling, fireplace, infloor heating, intricate woodwork and many windows. Hike, bike or sled/ski tour from your back door. Fruit trees, blackberry bushes & a garden already prepared. SUNNY, private 17.49 acres just minutes from Nelson.

Call Wayne

LOTS and LOTS of KITTENS This is kitten season, and KAAP is fostering many beautiful little souls waiting to be adopted. Check out or call Daryl at 250-551-1053 for a visit. We have short hair and fuzzy ones, white-and-gray, black, tabby, Siamese. Cute! All KAAP kittens are fixed, tattooed, and vaccinated, for an adoption fee.


Robert Goertz 250.354.8500


Enjoy the spectacular Kootenay Lake views from all three levels of this custom built home. Nestled on a 0.24 acre lot within Nelson City limits this one of a kind home has been crafted to maximize its setting. This unique and exceptional home is one to be remembered and not one to be missed.


Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584


30 magnificent acres with nearly one km of frontage on the Slocan River at Appledale. This amazing property is situated in a wide, open location which offers maximum sun and light year round. The original 2 storey farm house has been creatively restored and provides a comfortable home for a couple or a small family. This is one of the Slocan Valley’s best. Enjoy it this summer.

JERRY He is a beautiful purebred German Shepherd who came to KAAP 3 months ago. Jerry has benefitted from training and socialization with other dogs, and is now ready to move on to his own family. Jerry needs a dog-savvy owner and lots of daily exercise; he will be an amazing lifetime companion. Call KAAP at 250-551-1053.


Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443

James Loeppky 250.509.0804



3 bdrm 2 bath home on 15 stunning acres looking out at the Valhalla Wilderness Park north of Slocan. This one of a kind property is serviced by a powerful off-grid micro hydro system that has recently been upgraded to a high level of reliability. If it’s privacy that you are after without feeling too remote, this property is just minutes from shops, services and school.



This home is a true reflection of the quintessential Nelson lifestyle. A heritage home with quality upgrades, unique low maintenance landscaping and ‘location, location, location’. Enjoy the lake view, or easy walk downtown. 3–4 bedrooms and 2 full baths can appeal to a growing family, or the recently retired.

We still have a good selection of young fixed cats for adoption. Very nice kitties, some are shy and needing extra patience. Siamese, tabbies, black and B&W. They deserve a chance at a good life. Call us at 250-551-1053 to set up a visit.


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.

Call Yara or visit

ADOPT TODAY. SAVE A LIFE. The Kootenay Animal Assistance Program (KAAP) is a 100% volunteer rescue organization helping homeless cats and dogs in our community to find better lives. Please consider adopting a rescue pet, and opening your heart and home to one of these fabulous animals. Call Daryl at 250-551-1053 or visit www. for more information.


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Landon MacKenzie From the Olympics to Touchstones Page 3

THE BATTLE OF SANTIAGO Toronto band with Latin roots comes to The Royal Page 2

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The Battle of Santiago Nelson from Nelson {vurb} contributor

The Battle Of Santiago was a naval battle fought at the turn of the century. In a war to control Cuba, American war ships cornered, and eventually destroyed, the entire Spanish naval fleet assigned to the New World. As a band name, it conjures up an image of revolution, struggle and drama, and for that reason it’s probably perfect for this project. A collaboration between bassist Michael Owen, percussionist Daniel Mansilla and saxophonist Mike Butler, the trio began experimenting with Afro-Cuban rhythms in a non-traditional context. Veterans of the Toronto music scene, as well as graduates from prestigious jazz programs, the early recording sessions began to expand and enthrall the three, who quickly decided to call in friends to expand the recording process and be a viable, exciting live entity. The addition of rock guitarist Lyle Crilly, flutist Jason Hay and percussionist Joel Perez accomplished their vision — the group began to describe their new sound as Afro-Cuban post-rock. With an obvious Latin foundation, the seven piece started layering their diverse musical backgrounds into the recording. Jazz, hip hop, rock, country, dub and more collided into a pleasant mix, test driving their material with various live shows around Toronto.

While the term “something for everyone” is a tad cliche, it’s completely appropriate for this group full of groove. Audiences love their mix of musical influences, cerebral but danceable. Finally emerging with the 12 song album Full Colour, the disc delivers the same punch and spice as their live show. Within their structured framework of instrumental grooves and passages, space and time for each member to solo, improvise and explore the limitless sonic possibilities of a new kind of music. This is The Battle Of Santiago. The Battle of Santiago takes the stage at The Royal tonight. Tickets are $10. Doors open at 8 p.m.

July 14th - Liquid Stranger July 20th - K-Lab w/ B-Ron July 19th - Gaudi w/ Naasko July 27th - Inspectah Deck w/ Erica Dee July 28th - Retro 90’s Night w/ DJ Terrantino Aug 2nd - The Boom Booms Aug 3rd - DJ Czech With Breakfluid Aug 4th - Val Kilmer & The New Coke Live 80’s Band

Aug 15th - El Papa Chango w/ Erica Dee, Honey Larouchelle & S. Anomaly

Aug 16th - SLYNK

Every Thursday features various dj’s. No Cover! FOOD DELIVERY: SUNDAY TO THURSDAY 9AM- 11PM FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 9AM - MIDNIGHT

Liquid Stranger Liquid Stranger, from Gothenburg, Sweden, has been producing and DJing professionally around the world since 1996. He has topped the Beatport music charts in the following categories: dub/reggae, dubstep, drum and bass and chill-out. With six acclaimed albums under his belt, Liquid Stranger has a passion for the unexpected and hits the stage with a stash bag full of devastating dancefloor monsters. Traveling the uncharted terrains of sound, Liquid Stranger’s creative output spans a wide range of electronic music in all of its colours and shades. Always pushing the sonic boundaries and merging genres, he consistently creates an everevolving blend of unique atmospheres and cutting edge grooves.

Opening sets for Saturday’s show at Spiritbar will be by Naasko of Interchill Records and Ben Fox. Advance tickets are $20 and are available at the Hume Hotel. Doors open at 10 p.m.






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Second night for Canadian legend Iconic Canadian singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn will be playing a second show in Nelson. The announcement came after the first night sold out. Cockburn was originally scheduled to play Tuesday, August 7, but will now be playing an additional night on August 8. Cockburn is not only a Canadian music hall of fame member but had his music performed by artists like Bono, the Cowboy Junkies and Jann Arden. Tickets are available through the Capitol Theatre box office. Editor: Megan cole

Bill Borne to play with Alan Kirk Juno Award winning singer-songwriter Bill Bourne (formerly of Bourne and McLeod) will be returning to the Kootenays later this month, to play a show with local songwriter and performer Alan Kirk. The two played a series of shows in the Kootenays, in the Spring of 2010. Kirk and Borne will take the stage at the Langham Cultural Centre in Kaslo on Saturday, July 28. The show finds local record label Phonic Records promoting the show, notable for featuring a touring artist of this stature. Hopefully the first of many pairings of National talent and local performers! Tickets for the shows are $10 and are available at Sunnyside Naturals in Kaslo, or at the door. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the show at 8 p.m.

What was the # 1 song on July 13, 1985? A View to Kill by Duran Duran

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Mapping history through art Megan Cole {vurb} editor


rt always tells a story. S o m e times it’s the story of the artist, or of an experience, but Vancouver-based artist Landon Mackenzie aims to tell or retell the stories of the past. Mackenzie was born in Boston where her Canadian parents were doing graduate work. “I think one of the things that’s important is when you’re from a place that is referred to as ‘the centre’ you immediately might as I did, leave to art school, to see what all the other interesting fuss is about,” said Mackenzie. Raised in Toronto but spending time in the “near north” of Ontario, she was exposed to a lot of art through her parents. “We lived right downtown near two or three of the most important early contemporary Toronto galleries that showed abstract painting,” said Mackenzie. “My grandmother was a painter and my uncle was a painter who taught at the Ontario College of Art. I had all these opportunities that a lot of artists don’t get” Mackenzie — who also teaches at the Emily Carr

University of Art and Design — left Toronto for Halifax where she began her education at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. “Unbenouced to me, Halifax was kind of the hot bed of conceptual art was in residence,” she said. “Something I always say to my students is to go to the lecture. You don’t know who that person is now or who they will become, because I would go and it would be Phillip Glass, but it wasn’t the famous Phillip Glass, he was just a guy playing these weird repetitive sequences and strangely nerdy on a piano.” Mackenzie didn’t study painting in her undergraduate or graduate work. “I began painting in the late ‘70s in a resistance to the doctrine of conceptual art and minimialism,” she said. “So I began to paint in this almost child-like way as part of a group of younger artists in Montreal.” Mackenzie’s Lost River series that came out of that time garnered a lot of attention with one in the Art Gallery of Ontario and one in the National Art Gallery in Ottawa. Mackenzie’s show in Nelson will show case work from her Saskatchewan series which was done in 19931997. “We have one really famous one that is coming, which also toured with the McMichael Centre for Canadian Art, which did a tour of images thinking of the Prairie and in particular where the Qu’Appelle Valley touches the icnonography and the story telling of indigenous, settler and contemporary of that part of the Prairies,” she said. Through her maps, which incorporate other images, Mackenzie often looks at landscape and how we’ve

identified with the land as Canadians. Another piece that will be featured in Nelson is Vancouver as the Centre of the World, which was done for the Vancouver Olympics. “It positions Vancouver as the centre of the world because Vancouver was always seen as the farthest edge because if you met someone from Shanghai that would be almost impossible because they were at the other farthest edge,” she said. “But now we know that Vancouver is nine hours from Shanghai, nine hours to Santiago or Lima, Warsaw or Berlin is nine hours if you could go over the pole.” Mackenzie’s work will be opening tonight at Touchstones with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. There will also be an artist talk on Saturday at 1 p.m. Mapping History will run until September 16.

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Natasha Bogdasavich and Douglas Noblet

Natasha Bogdasavich Natasha Bogdasavich is an interdisciplinary artist based in Nelson. Bogdasavich attended Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and studied sculpture and linguistics at the

University of Regina. For the past several years she has been working as a visual and performance artist. Her current body of work consists of mixed media paintings which explore abstract imagery, along with the concepts of balance, impulsiveness and authenticity. Bogdasavich’s work can be viewed at Grounded during ArtWalk, from July 6 to August 31.

Douglas Noblet Douglas Noblet is 21 and has lived in Nelson for 16 years. He enjoys exploring the wilderness with skis, hiking boots, a motorcycle, paraglider or airplane. Flying gives Noblet a unique perspective on the Kootenays. He learned to fly a paraglider in Ymir at 15, then a powered paraglider, and eventually earning his fixed wing private pilot license with his dad as instructor. These images are the result of several years of aerial exploring in the West Kootenays. Sometimes waking up very early morning to be ready for takeoff before sunrise, other times landing as day turns to night. Noblet’s work can be viewed at the Kootenay Bakery Café during ArtWalk, from July 6 to August 31. ArtWalk showcases the work of local artists. Art will be on display at businesses throughout Nelson until August 31. For more information and a map visit


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Quite simply, there are a whole lot of things we can appreciate in our life, so why not make a soundtrack to it?

John Lennon – Beautiful Boy: Appreciate new life. Let it be known, I’m not a huge fan of babies, I live in constant fear I will somehow be responsible for hitting that self-destruct button babies pass off as soft spots, but my boss recently had his kid. The way his eyes light up when he talks about his beautiful baby girl Berkley is a feeling that I could only imagine beats any other. Miriam Makeba – Pata Pata: Appreciate dancing. Translated, this song means “touch touch,” and was a dance that was crazy popular in Johannesburg in the ‘60s and one that I am constantly trying to bring back to no avail. Coldplay – Green Eyes: Appreciate love. That kind of love where no matter how long it’s been since you’ve talked, or any negative feelings you’ve had, seeing that person smile will wash anything away and make your day. Or the kind of love that’s comparable to eating cookie dough ice cream when you eat so much it makes you a little sick but then you keep

eating it because it’s delicious. Cat Empire – Know Your Name: Appreciate being you, because you’re awesome. Rufus Wainright – Instant Pleasure: Appreciate Sex. Rufus says it how he see’s it, “I don’t want somebody to love me, just give me sex whenever I want it.” It’s a fantastic feeling to bask in the afterglow (if you’re unsure of what afterglow is, you’re doing it wrong) after a good romp in the proverbial sack. Jack Johnson – Do You Remember: Appreciate the past. You learn from your past, don’t push it away. Barbara – Pursuit of Happiness: Appreciate the present paving the future. This song is a Kid Cudi cover, and uses an Iron and Wine sample, and it should be played always. Tenacious D – Friendship: Appreciate (you guessed it) friendship. You can’t choose your family, but you can pick your friends. Choose well and hold on to them, you’ll need ‘em. Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea: Appreciate life and all that it brings to you, the good and the bad. This song is probably one of the most beautiful ever written. You’ll agree when you listen.

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Fiona Apple is a piece of damaged goods, or so you would believe listening to her back catalog. Included in this list is her new album: The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver If The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. Quite a mouthful, but this far in her career, Apple is most certainly an artist determined to do things her way. Her first album in seven years, it is by far her most distilled and focused work. Lyrically she is brutally honest as usual, but sonically everything is stripped away except her haunting voice, piano and drums. This puts her lyrical content into sharp focus, and it seems Fiona Apple is still figuring out relationships and their murky traps, but also realizing her own shortcomings as a lover. The vicious tongue-lashings she has undressed former lovers is still there, but tempered with the honest truth that it takes two to tango in any relationship, and she’s not blameless. At times such brutal honesty can be painful to listen to; not because of anything played or sung on the album, but I had the uncomfortable feeling someone I didn’t know very well was sharing intimate details about their relationships.

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Contradictory needs, jealousy, lust, hate and longing. Fiona Apple is a chanteuse with an open, gaping wound of hurt on this outing. Yet, she delivers it in such a pretty package of honesty, I could listen to this over and over. In a musical landscape dominated by cookiecutter acts with mindless lyrics, Fiona Apple has delivered a raw, beautiful manifesto on her life and loves of the past seven years. Perhaps she’s not so much “damaged goods,” but more an artist truly able to speak the dark and light, truths and lies that’s in every relationship. Not for everyone, but really brilliant. Rating:4.5/5


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The Dark Enquiry by Deanna Raybourn is my book this week. I originally picked up one of Raybourn’s books thinking it was a historical romance, which is my little secret reading habit, but it turned out that they are historical mysteries. The book for today’s review is part of a series called A Lady Julia Grey Novel. Lady Grey is a member of quite a large family who keeps falling into murders that need to be solved. I really like these books because the family is full of every type of personality you can imagine, while still being part of the higher ups of society. Julia herself is quite funny and I often find myself laughing and always intrigued. These books are better to read in the proper order as the characters are built through the stories. I have so far read three of them and am eager for the next as well as looking for any other books Raybourn may have written. In this particular mystery Lady Julia is trying to prove to her husband that she would be an asset to his private investigating and of course

does prove quite useful and also learns quite a bit about herself, both personally and in regards to the job. I really do like these books. They just seem to have something a little bit different.

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At last the summer has graced the Kootenays with its presence. I think it is safe to say that Junuary is behind us and we can look forward to many hot days ahead. As the temperatures rise and the days stay hot throughout the night our appetites get lighter and we start to search for meals that aren’t as heavy. When I search for meals and snacks during hot days I tend to look to hotter climates to mimic their diets. We may not have the same ingredients as they do but we can use certain techniques and methods they use but with some simple alterations. One of my favourites is a ceviche, which is basically citrus used to cook the proteins to perfection. Acid in the fruits is used to cook the fish or crustations over a couple of hours. Added flavourings such as cilantro, tomatoes, onions and even ginger can really brighten the ceviche and round out the dish. When it comes to making your own Ceviche you can alter flavorings to your liking but I will share with you one of my favourites and you can use this to work from.


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Ingredients: 2 lemons 1 lime 1 orange 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 bulb fennel, shaved or thinly sliced 1 pear or apple, shaved, thinly sliced ½ bunch cilantro, finley chopped 2 Roma tomatoes, small diced 6 oz. filet of halibut, medium diced 6 jumbo tiger prawns, peeled and deveined and sliced in half lenthwise 3 large Scallops, sliced in half ½ cup sliced toasted almonds pinch of sugar salt and pepper to taste Method: Juice the lemons, lime and orange completely using a juicer or press into a bowl. Add the vinegar and all of the remaining ingredients except the almonds and mix thoroughly. Cover with platic wrap and store in the fridge for a few hours. You will notice after a few minutes that the acid from the fruits will start to change the colour of the seafood. You can reserve this for a couple of days but if it is left to long you will notice that the proteins will become a little rubbery, so I recommend a few hours before service is best. If you want to you can also mix everything but the proteins together and when you are ready you can toss the proteins in. Just before service sprinkle the almonds on top and serve. This is also something that can be brought with you on a camping trip or a on a hike and is packed full of flavor and energy and won’t leave you feeling sluggish afterwards. Happy Cooking!

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Arts and Entertainment Listings


Petunia will be at the Cedar Creek Cafe will on Saturday, July 21. Cozy up for some fine original listenin' music at the Balfour Beach Inn on Tuesday, July 24 when Gemma Luna's jazzy, funky folk trio hits the stage. DJ El Jimador will play before and after. The music gets going at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 at the door.

To be in love, or not to be in love? That is the question to be explored by Shakespeare Shorts VII: Greatest Love Scenes as Lisel and Jeff Forst reenact legendary affairs of the heart, July 18, 19, 20, and 21, Wednesday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m., live under the maple leaves of downtown Nelson’s Gyro Park. Audiences are encouraged to bring their own comfy thrones and yummy treats to the festival. Non-alcoholic beverages are welcome. There are several picnic blankets for seating available as needed. Visit for more information about the production, the Forsts, and the fourth annual Bard in the Bush Shakespeare Festival. This is Shakspeare under natural light, like it used to be done, with the beauty of nature as a backdrop. All the scene needs is you. The players await your entrance!

VISUAL ARTS Head to the Silverton Gallery on until July 14 to see a new exhibit called Stranger featuring a collaboration of poetry, sculpture and photography by Heather Spears, Elly Scheppens and V. Boyd. Gallery hours are from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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

FILM Join Touchstones Nelson on Sunday, July 15 at 1 p.m. to celebrate the anniversary of David Thompson’s Brigade. Screening of the 2011 Thompson Columbia Brigade, Tracing the Columbia, by Jay Macmillan will begin at 1 p.m. In addition to the screening of this film, guest speakers Dave and Jill Watson will share their experience of this brigade, answer questions and promote future brigades. Admission is $10 per person or $8 for members. Register for the event or purchase admission at the door.

Bruce Cockburn tables. Tickets $5 at the door. Doors open at 10 p.m.

Nick Everett and band will be at Cedar Creek Cafe on Wednesday, July 18.

Liquid Stranger will be making his way from Sweden to Nelson where he will take the stage at Spiritbar on Saturday night. Advance tickets are $20 and are available at the Hume Hotel. Doors open at 10 p.m.

Rabnett 5 will be at The Royal with DJ Olive and guests on Thursday, July 19. Tickets are $10 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Royal welcomes Rabnett 5 to the stage! Incorporating elements of Blue Note Jazz–style hard bop and Hammond-organ soul, these guys are a real treat. They’ve got an acoustic and an electric set planned and DJ Olive is on deck as well. Gaudi returns to Nelson to play Spiritbar on Thursday, July 19 with his unparalleled live show. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel.

MUSIC Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw welcomes High Society for a super high energy show on Friday. The Royal is proud to present The Battle of Santiago on Friday. The Battle of Santiago is a performance battle between strong Latin rhythms and deeply cultured Canadian influences, pushed into an improvisational post-AfroCuban-rock theatre. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and Doors open 8 p.m. Diggy hip hop DJ from the band Down With Webster is rolling through Nelson on Friday. He is an extraordinary DJ and brings forward many talents on the

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

Seal Skull Hammer from Salmon Arm with be at Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw at 7 p.m. on Saturday night. Enjoy some washtub bass, strings and humour. Breakfluid will be at The Royal on Saturday. Breakfluid is back to heat up the dancefloor on this summer Saturday night! Tickets are $5 at the door. Doors open at 9 p.m. C.O.P.S. will beat The Royal on Tuesday, July 17. Doors open at 9 p.m. No cover. Tuesday nights feature local musicians. Sometimes it’s a DJ, sometimes it’s a band or artist. Whatever the sound, it’s always quality and it’s always free! Come support local music.

The Cave Singers are headed to The Royal with Miss Quincy and the Showdown on Friday, July 20. The Royal, Starbelly Jam and Nelson Brewing Company are very excited to present another Seattle gem, The Cave Singers! Tickets are $20 and are available at Urban Legends, The Music Store and Doors open 8:30 p.m.


Starbelly Jam Music Festival begins on Friday, July 20 for three days of music, art and more. This year's line up features The Cave Singers, Jeff Crosby and the Refugees, Rippel, Vortex, Gaudi and more. For information more information visit

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENTS The Royal has announced a second night with Bruce Cockburn. For ticket information contact the Capitol Theatre box office or visit The Royal presents Joel Plaskett with Mo Kenney as part of the Capitol Series on Thursday, September 20. Tickets are $25 and are available at the Capitol Theatre Box office located at 421 Victoria Street or online at capitoltheatre. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Showtime approximately 8 p.m. Add your events to our new online calendar at or email vurb@ For concert announcements and more like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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Nelson Star, July 13, 2012  
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July 13, 2012 edition of the Nelson Star