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orn in Winnipeg, Harrop’s family moved to Scotland to care for his grandparents when he was seven. His parents returned to Canada in early 1948 — but in doing so missed his Olympic swim. The first post-war Games were as low key as you could get, he says. They used only pre-existing venues, athletes stayed in military barracks, and food was still rationed. “Nobody really cared about the people who were going,” Harrop says. At Easter, Harry Koski, Britain’s swimming chief, began assembling potential participants. Most were gone a week or 10 days,

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but Harrop, a dental student, was only granted the weekend. “Swimming wasn’t exactly an important part of the dental curriculum,” he says. The trials were to be Story continues to ‘No Hero’s’ on Page 5 LEFT: New Denver’s Dr. Trevor Harrop holds up the swimsuit he wore in the 1948 Olympics. TOP: Harrop (bottom right) was one of seven swimmers Motherwell, Scotland sent to the Games.

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he last time London hosted the Olympics, New Denver’s Dr. Trevor Harrop had a front-row seat. It was July 30, 1948, and he was swimming for Great Britain in the 100-metre freestyle, only a few weeks after qualifying. No one said anything to him as he entered Empire Pool (now known as Wembley Arena). No team official offered last-minute encouragement. The lone spectator with a vested interest in his performance was his future wife Sheila, who had come from northern Scotland and had no problem finding a last-minute ticket. “The whole thing,” he recalls, “was extremely relaxed.”


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City takes action on new park MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

Construction of Davies Street Park in Fairview began in 2009 and three years later the community could finally see steps taken towards the completion of the park. City staff and council met with neighbours at Davies Street Park this month to get feedback about how the city should spend the remaining $120,000 for the park. “The budget was $675,000 and there was about $450,000, so we knew we’d be short about $200,000 or $300,000,” said city manager Kevin Cormack at the public meeting. “Hopefully we’ll get a service group on board to help make up for that shortfall. We have the $120,000 and the goal of the meeting is to hear from the community about where they would like to see the next investment in the park and what those priorities should be.” Staff recommended the top priorities be purchasing playground equipment, constructing washroom facilities and that $15,000 to $20,000 be spent on work such as installing lighting, proving parking, planting trees and grading work. Neighbours were given six stickers to indicate their priorities. While many people’s votes aligned with the suggestions of city staff, many people opposed the construction of

City staff went over plans for the finishing touches on the Davies Street Park at a public meeting earlier this month. Megan Cole photo

washrooms at Davies Street Park. “I guess my one concern is that we had a public meeting with the people up there, and the neighbourhood technically voted and washrooms were way down on the list,” said councillor Bob Adams at this week’s city council meeting. According to a report from staff after the public meeting, 15 people voted in favour of installing washrooms. “There are things that we can do in the park to make it neater, nicer and better developed that don’t include washrooms,” said Adams. “We do have lots of parks that don’t have washrooms

.Chatham Street Park and none of the school playgrounds have washrooms, even though the schools close at 3:30 p.m. There are playgrounds at Hume School and South Nelson that kids play on all the time and I guess if kids have to go to the washroom their parents take them home.” Adams also voiced concerns about what the washrooms would mean in terms of maintenance costs. “This park will be mostly playgrounds and I think the people who use the washrooms will be the bikers that come down from the trail,” he said. “They’ll use it, but how

much is this going to add to the park’s budget for maintenance with winter shut down and summer start up, it’s all going to cost money and I’d rather spend the money in the park for what people want. That’s why we had the meeting.” Councillor Deb Kozak was sympathetic to the concerns around the washrooms, but said living near Lions Park when the washrooms were often locked, she had parents bringing their children to her house asking to use the washroom. “I can understand that the neighbourhood might have concerns about washrooms, however the times that the washrooms are open are controlled,” said Kozak. “They are also monitored and there are people living in very close proximity to the park, so I think if something was happening to the washrooms there would be a quick call to the city.” Davies Street Park is intended to be a destination park providing amenities to appeal to the broader community. “Whenever we create a destination park it is important to have washrooms for people because where else are they going to go?” said Kozak. “If you provide amenities in the park and there are children and adults and people are enjoying the outdoors in that way, then people need a place to go to the washroom.”

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A Nelson specialist firm for particle accelerator components and software contributed to efforts in Switzerland that recently resulted in the discovery of the Higgs Boson, also known as the God particle. “We have quoted on jobs at CERN,” said Dr.

Morgan Dehnel who is a part owner of DPace. “We actually haven’t won any hardware contracts there, but we have sold an ion optics beamline simulator software. So that’s our direct connection. “The software though is relatively basic. They might use for some initial sorting out of some sort

of beamline or something like that. They have have much, much more sophisticated and precise softwares that they would use for final work.” said Dehnel. This particular discovery marks a major milestone for the physics community, as it furthers humans’ understanding of the universe. The Higgs

Boson is a particle that fits into the Standard Model and helps unify it. “The Standard Model has a variety of particles like quarks, photons, leptons, electrons and so forth. The model was predicted to follow with the data that they [scientists] found, but to make it all work they then realized that there

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must be certain other particles that hadn’t been discovered yet,” he said. “They found quite a few of them. So that’s what gave them the idea for the standard model, but there were a few missing parts. Over the years they have been chipping away and discovering new particles, and the Higgs Boson is the last main one. At this stage it’s completing the Standard Model.” The Higgs Boson is what is believed to communicate mass to particles, just as photons communicate light. Currently, there

are no real world applications for this discovery, but scientists like Dehnel are hopeful there one day will be. “It will be interesting to see what comes out of it,” said Dehnel. “A lot of people think our government is angling towards the idea that research must be applied, but it doesn’t work like that. At a certain point in the 1930s we discovered the neutron. They thought ‘How are we going to use this,’ but now we use neutrons for all sorts of things. “Right now there is

no practical purpose of the Higgs Boson, but in the future there may be ways we could use it.” The research of the world’s scientists is never done though, as there are still pieces to the puzzle that need to be solved. “I don’t think we will ever figure out how everything works. That’s why you call it a model,” said Dehnel. “These models enable us to work with nature and to do things, and that’s how we can confirm that something, in how we are modeling things, must be right.”

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Third body recovered MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

The body of Rachel Webber, 17, was recovered from the Johnsons Landing landslide Wednesday. The BC Coroners Service resumed the search at the site after concluding the first phase of the operation earlier this week. “I am very pleased to report that Webber’s body was recovered [Wednesday night] at 6 p.m.,” said chief coroner Lisa Lapointe on Thursday morning via telephone press conference. “We found her in fairly close proximity to where her father and sister were located.” The bodies of Valentine and Diana Webber were found last week near their home, but after six days of searches the coroners service

took time to reassess the area and how to proceed. “As we reported earlier this week, we will not be revisiting the area of Petra Frehse’s home,” said Lapointe. “The damage in that area was devastating. We determined that there was no meaningful chance of recovery at that site.” Kaslo search and rescue continued to be on site this week working with the coroners service along with local RCMP. The bodies of Diana and Valentine have been released to their family and Rachel’s body will also be released following positive identification. The coroners service will not be returning to the landslide that destroyed Johnsons Landing earlier this month.

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No hero’s welcome for Harrop Continued from Page 1 held in a big outdoor pool at Scarborough. Harrop, however, balked at its icy ocean water. “I said ‘I’m not swimming in that bloody thing. I’m going to train up at the small pool in the middle of town.’” A fortuitous decision, for a ferocious storm forced officials to move the meet to the pool where Harrop had been practicing. He placed third in the final behind Ron Stedman and Pat Kendall, but didn’t know he’d been chosen for the team until he put his clothes back on. Harrop was one of seven from the town of Motherwell, near Glasgow, to earn an Olympic berth — an achievement he credits to their dedicated coach. But he then had to beg his school’s dean for further time off. “Sir, I’ve been chosen to swim for Britain at the Olympics,” he said. “How long are you going for?” the dean asked. “Two weeks.” “Two weeks? How many events are you in?” “Just one.” “You don’t need two weeks for one event! You take one week, and be back on Monday.” The dean also told him: “You want to be a dentist or a swimmer? Make up your mind.” “Nobody really gave a two-penny damn [about the Olympics],” Harrop says. “Koski wrote this rah-rah letter before the meet, and it was the most despondent thing I ever came across. He said ‘We don’t expect you to win medals or anything, but do your best!’”



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As it happened, Koski was right: Britain earned a lone bronze in swimming. In his heat, Harrop’s time of 1:02.3 left him 27th out of 41 swimmers, just back of teammate Kendall. Ten seconds separated first from last. Stedman finished 16th and squeaked into the semi-final but didn’t advance further. In the final, American Wally Ris took gold. Sheila recalls gasping at the Americans: “They seemed so tall compared to us and all had straight white teeth and lovely hair. They had the same robes and big white, fluffy towels. They all looked like film stars.” (Years later, while completing graduate studies in Iowa, Harrop ran in to Ris: “He had been in the US Navy somewhere in Michigan and transferred to Iowa University. He really was good.”) Soon after his minute of glory, Harrop was on a train back to Glasgow. There was no hero’s welcome at the dental school. Motherwell council did, however, give each athlete a £5 note, which Harrop used to buy his first camera.



arrop came to Canada in 1950 — at last dispensing

with his ration book — and married Sheila the following year. To their dismay, however, the BC College of Dental Surgeons didn’t recognize his training and would only let him practice in a rural area if he agreed to eventually obtain a Canadian degree. That’s how they came to New Denver. “I loved it from the minute we got here,” Harrop says. “We were paid to a great extent in chickens and vegetables,” Sheila laughs. “I had people wanting to wash my floor and babysit.” Harrop shared an office with physician Robbie Robinson in what’s now the Hidden Garden Gallery. After 2½ years, he made good on his promise to earn a Canadian degree by attending Dalhousie University in Halifax. But by that time, another dentist set up shop in Nakusp. Not wishing to compete for the small clientele, Harrop instead started a practice in Campbell River. Later, he helped establish the dental school at the University of BC and taught there for 25 years. He also did several overseas sabbaticals. All along, the Harrops summered in New Denver with their four children and ultimately retired there.

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arrop, 85, hasn’t thought much about his Olympic moment, and until recently not many people were aware of it. “It was an experience,” he says. “I was very lucky to hit it right. Probably if I had been in any other country it would not have happened, but Britain wanted the largest team possible.” This year, the British Olympic Association invited him to London, along with all other surviving athletes from the 1948 games. Of the 50 members of his swim team, 17 are still alive and nine accepted the invitation, including him. Trevor and Sheila left two weeks ago and attended a royal luncheon as well as a reception hosted by London’s Lord Mayor. At the Games themselves, they’ll take in tennis, basketball, and swimming. Harrop received a few freebies back in ‘48: a train ticket, blazer, sweatsuit, swimming trunks, hat, tie, and medal. He still has the trunks and blazer’s crest but the medal was stolen. Though he avoids chilly Slocan Lake, Harrop is often found in the water. “Trevor still swims really well,” Sheila says. “Anytime I go shopping in Nelson, he goes for a swim at the pool. He did 27 laps last time.” Harrop thanks the city for giving him a free pass. It’s because he’s over 80, but they should extend the offer to Olympians too. ™ For more photos, see

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Friday, July 27, 2012 Nelson Star

Editorial Fixing the medal debacle


e’re pleased to report the Regional District of Central Kootenay board is making the best of a bad situation. After the embarrassing debacle over the Queen’s Jubilee medals that saw directors fall over each other to nominate current and former politicos, they’ve endorsed three civilians and a former school trustee as their remaining nominees (see story page 11). A few months ago, MP Alex Atamanenko asked the three regional districts in his riding to each suggest 10 worthy recipients. The medals are to recognize people who have made “significant contributions” to their communities, but our regional district representatives appeared to be under the mistaken impression they were to reward local government service. They were either oblivious to, or blithely unconcerned about, the optics of nominating six of their own, past and present. In light of how overrepresented politicians were, as well as the fact six out of seven nominees were men, the Star called for the public’s nominees, preferably non-politicians and at least a few more women. The regional district received four suggestions, and to the board’s credit, these were accepted and endorsed. (One additional complication: there are now 11 nominees instead of 10. Hopefully an extra medal can be procured so someone isn’t left out.) None of this should have been controversial — these are service awards, after all — and none of it would have happened had the board used an open process. For a lesson in how it ought to be done, look no further than the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, which on July 19 passed a resolution to let the public submit nominees. According to the Keremeos Review, ads will be placed in community newspapers, and a committee of three regional directors will review the names and recommend 10 finalists. While it’s too late to do the same here, our board should at least be commended for not compounding its mistake. The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the BC Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the BC Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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Don Henley and cowboy art You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave. — Hotel California


he Eagles were singing about their home state in the classic 1977 song, but it would be pretty easy to swap in Nelson. I just returned from eight days in my old stomping ground of Calgary. Now a less frequent destination after 19 years in Nelson, it’s always nice to get a taste of big city. The traffic and bustle provide reassurance that I’ve chosen the right place to plant real roots. Though I’ll never again live in the city I spent the first half of my life in, Calgary is a pretty fantastic place. For starters it’s booming. The construction is constant and the new arrivals are steady. Seemingly recession-proof, the unemployment rate in Calgary is 4.8 per cent. Canada hovers around 7.2 per cent and here in BC the June numbers show a 6.6 per cent rate. If you want a job, move to Alberta. They are begging for people. Amidst the explosive growth is a city with surprising soul. The arts and culture scene is world class. Outside the suburbs, the mix of old and new architecture in the core of the city is impressive. For the first time I looked at Calgary through a tourist’s eyes and I was impressed. If ever I could get used to the constant wind, vicious mosquitoes and –40 C winters... it actually might be a great place to live. Despite checking out temporarily from mountain life, just like in The Eagles song I never really left Nelson. For starters I darted during the week of the biggest news story of the year. The Johnsons Landing tragedy was on the front page of Calgary newspapers and for the first half of last week was still leading the FM rock station newscasts. My thoughts were never far from home and the great work the editorial team at the Nelson Star was doing covering this

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story for readers in our region was always on my mind. The most unexpected connection to Nelson came at the Glenbow Museum and encapsulates the real lure of this community.

A portion of the painting the Glenbow Museum commissioned Nelson artist Murray Kimber to create.

My daughter and I visited the city’s cultural centerpiece on the day after the 100th Calgary Stampede broke. One of the exhibits tied in with the city’s annual old west party was famed cowboy artist Charlie Russell. But, in a small room that branched off the main exhibit I was drawn to a painting that had a familiar look. It’s a style I had seen before. Back in the mid-2000s, I wrote a story on one of the new arrivals to Nelson. Drawn to the Kootenays for lifestyle and the opportunity to raise his young daughter in a small community, artist Murray Kimber’s illustrations were part of a recently released children’s book Ancient Voices. The story was about the book, but more about how Nelson draws incredibly talented people. Beside the striking cowboy painting at the Glenbow was the artist’s name: Murray Kimber. Whoa. I knew Kimber had skills, but never expected to see his work at one of Canada’s foremost museums. Kimber spent many years in Calgary, graduating from the Alberta Karen Bennett Operations Manager

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College of Art and Design in 1988. Several years ago he was commissioned to produce three paintings for the Glenbow and the one I discovered was part of the set. Since moving to Nelson in 2000, Kimber and his family have become an important part of the fabric that goes well beyond his skills as artist. For a while his day job was working at the Nelson and District Community Complex. You probably saw him there, but had no idea of his reach outside of our little town. His daughter is part of the Nelson Figure Skating Club and the stories you have been reading about the club’s events and successes in the Nelson Star over the last two years were written by Kimber. Last month Kimber purchased Speedpro Signs which he says is a nice complement to the illustration work he does for clients around the world. In his spare time he is currently working on a movie poster for a production company in Mumbai, India. His reach is global. Kimber told me earlier this week — like he probably did during that first interview a few years back — that he was drawn to Nelson for its “ideas and amenities.” A place where big city ideas and talents can mesh with an incredible setting. Driving home last Saturday I realized Nelson is more than a geographical dot on the map. It’s really a state of mind. A colourful palette of people who are drawn to this community for its eclectic nature to go along with the gifts Mother Nature has provided. Seeing Murray Kimber’s work in such an unexpected location was a highlight of my trip to Calgary. These are the people in our neighbourhood and it’s a privilege to share the streets with all this talent. It truly makes you realize that you may check out at times, but you can never leave. Bob Hall is the editor at the Star. He can be reached at bob@nelsonstar. com. You can find him on twitter at @bobbyhall10 Sam Van Schie Reporter

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Smouldering after a decade In July 2002 I became one of the outraged. An outrage, not just about cuts to health care, but also about Canada’s bedrock of democracy: accountability and democratic process. It was a dark era for democracy. In one fell swoop, bureaucrats damaged Nelson’s hospital — like officials removing children from a family, without warning or consultation. One year after being elected, BC Liberals made audacious and sweeping reforms to health care, devastating morale and teamwork at Kootenay Lake Hospital, established since 1893. The community felt disempowered and a loss of control over their destiny. Like a scalpel slashing a vital organ, officials swiftly closed down residential and emergency surgery at the local hospital. Before July 2002, I hadn’t heard of acute care. Kootenay Lake Hospital was where you went if you needed serious stuff done. I’d never marched, picketed or attended protest meetings. It was time to act, I realized, and became one of the raging hundreds in this small community. The outrage triggered weekly community and committee meetings, bubbling over into marches, demonstrations, sit-ins, vigils, mock funerals, fundraising, lawsuit threats, ER watch and equipment watch. Sombre meetings ensued with officials and politicians for months, even years. The Interior Health Authority was one of five authorities formed by BC Liberals as a bureaucratic buffer between its citizens and government. Rural BC saw them as bold new edifices built on shaky foundations. Adopting authoritarian positions, they took orders directly from the paternalistic government. Like a boomerang, the government repeatedly referred people’s complaints back to Interior Health, which was building up and defending their bureaucratic fortress. They employed controlling methods, muzzled or neutered employees, hiring media people as spin doctors. Their drawbridge had been metaphorically pulled up, giving neither a sense

of social justice nor a public duty to local citizens. It was an ill-fitting urban health care template, rigidly applied to rural settings. Sole accountability was to government with a sacred bottom line, and an unspoken loyalty to the BC Liberals’ political epicentre in Trail.

Ten years is a long time to rage. It’s easier to go with the flow, sitting in the pew with the silent majority.

Interior Health capitalized on a simmering regional rivalry between Nelson and Trail: health care became a regional blood sport. Trail, given Level 2 regional status, was bestowed the crown jewels. IHA talked about distances between communities “as the crow flies”— not heeding geography, weather, seasons, road conditions, mountains or alas, the battered environment. Relying on ambulances, they offloaded responsibility for patient travel, assuming everyone had transportation. Individuals responded: “Crows don’t fly over mountains; in our winter, it snows.” Ironically, rubbing salt into rural wounds, Interior Health administrators proposed bonuses for themselves if they kept within budgetary cuts. Elsewhere, touting his government strategy, Premier Gordon Campbell bragged about rural BC as The Heartland. In one stroke, Interior Health officials became heartless radicals, giving a Level 1 designation to Kootenay Lake Hospital meaning: no residential surgeons or emergency surgery; cutting six intensive care beds; reducing beds from 45 to 30, and maternity and lab services to be reduced to a basic level. Interior Health tried taking the pressure off the steam pot of public opinion by making a significant promise: in “building a new regional hospital in the Kootenay Boundary region in 10 to 15 years.” Well, this decade is up

and not even a smoke signal of the promise. Ten years is a long time to rage. It’s easier to go with the flow, sitting in the pew with the silent majority. Sitting politicians like that, believing in closed-door strategies — thinking protesting is so dreadfully undemocratic. But paternalistic approaches and a continuing lack of accountability has fostered a “Big White Chief ” culture, which pervades many other Canadian halls of power and business. People still carry on, but advocacy requires effort. Some diehards attend ER Watch; groups meet regularly, seeking to improve health services, but face an Interior Health stonewall. (The Interior Health dropped “Authority” from their name, to soften their battered image.) There have been victories: maternal care was maintained. Equipment is no longer taken from KLH to be transferred to Trail. Visiting surgeons perform some limited day surgeries and, though it only operates during the day, there is a CT scanner. The Community First Health Co-op is viable. Inter-city buses run between communities. Health care is too serious to leave to bureaucrats, administrators or politicians. In acute care, safety should be paramount and accountable locally by a meaningfully engaged public. BC Liberals have unleashed a dangerous, anti-democratic legacy for following generations. The lines in the democratic sand must be redrawn. Before he was elected BC NDP leader, Adrian Dix announced he would restore residential and emergency surgical services to Nelson if he were elected premier. Let’s hope he keeps his promise and, importantly, creates democratically elected, accountable health boards. Maybe Mr. Dix could hold Interior Health accountable for its promise of a new regional hospital — for democracy’s sake, or risk alienating his local political base. People still talk about the Interior Health scalpel to Kootenay Lake Hospital. Glyn Humphries Nelson

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Letters to the Editor REGIONAL DISTRICT OF CENTRAL KOOTENAY PUBLIC NOTICE A special meeting of the Board of the Regional District of Central Kootenay will be held on Monday, July 30, 2012 commencing at 9:00am in the RDCK Board Room, 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, B.C. Pursuant to Section 814 of the Local Government Act, the Board will be receiving the RDCK audited Financial Statements for the year ended 2011. The Financial Statements and any financial reports to be presented at the meeting will be available for public inspection at the RDCK offices during regular office hours from the date of this Notice.

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Break free of the boundaries It is time to put a little more natural law into our lives. Boundaries have come up recently as our local political boundary is about to change. Boundaries from a contemporary and historical perspective have been determined by politics, economics and religion. We are due for a

change. Let us be bounded by something that never changes — gravity. Let us be bounded by watersheds. The Headwaters of the Columbia River is an entity unto itself, compromised of many watersheds. The watershed of the Kootenay River is where you live. It would be so easy to divide

HUGS. A warm and grateful hug to Dr. Malpass and the nurses in the chemo lab, the lab, emergency and especially to the nurse who serves the best juice in the world. Your care will not be forgotten. HUGS. To Cam and the folks at Captain Erik’s Watertoys for fixing my boat and getting me back on the lake! Great service! HUGS. To Rocco and the other city workers who did such a quick and painless job up on Kary Crescent... and thanks for waiting until I moved my car before closing the road! HUGS. To ice cream and gelato outlets that offer gluten-free waffle cones. They are such a treat for us wheat-sensitive types. SLUGS. To the inconsiderate dog owners in Nelson who apparently are the only ones in the entire neighbourhood that can’t hear their dogs barking 30 or 40 times a day. If you don’t have the time, inclination, or intelligence to train your dog, perhaps you should not

the land upon which we live into watersheds. Man has played with boundaries ever since man began. It is time to get it right. What do you want to be bounded by, politics, economics and religion, or natural law — gravity? Dick Murphy Nelson

have one, or consider moving to the country. I love dogs, but their owners? Umm, not so much! Tired of feeling like I live in a kennel! HUGS. Super hugs to a guy named Scott for finding my wallet and contacting the Creston RCMP detachment who helped with the return of my wallet in time to for the Starbelly Jam festival. All my money and my ticket were returned to me in time to enjoy Saturday’s music. I lost it somewhere upon arrival in Crawford Bay and it made my weekend to know there are awesome people like yourself out there, Scott. Thanks again! HUGS. Huge hugs to the wonderful man who bought beautiful bouquets of roses and had the florist randomly hand them out to shoppers! Not only did you make the florist’s day by being able to spread cheer to all the customers, but you should have seen the smiles on the customers faces when presented with beautiful rose bouquets. SLUGS. To people who send mean emails.

If you have a Hug or a Slug... we’d like to hear it. Simply email us at editor@nelsonstar. com with your short quips, compliments or complaints. We will print the anonymous submissions for all to see. Be honest, but all we ask is you keep it tasteful. You can also drop by a written submission to our offices at 514 Hall Street.

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Nelson’s World War II Hero

New Hampton Gray monument erected State of emergency Nelson Star Reporter

A monument in Onagawa, Japan to Nelson’s Lt. Robert Hampton Gray that toppled in last year’s devastating earthquake and tsunami has been replaced. The new monument sits in front of the local hospital, overlooking Gray’s final resting place of Onagawa Bay. It’s also adjacent to the town’s memorial to those who perished in the tsunami. Capt. Bruce (Skip) Walker, the Canadian Defence attaché in Japan, said the marker was completed this month and he’s arranging for a rededication ceremony tentatively scheduled for August 23 or 24. He expects representatives from the Tokyo embassy, Japan ground and maritime self-defence forces, and UK and US Defence attachés to attend, “honouring this great Canadian.” “Yes, this is short notice, and yes it is far away, but this is exceptional,” he wrote in an

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email to the Star. Since the earthquake 16 months ago, Walker has worked closely with his friend and former shipmate, Dr. Richard H. Gimblett, acting director of navy history and heritage at National Defence headquarters. “Between the two of us, we searched for various ways to remanufacture the plaque that fell off the memorial stone, was damaged and subsequently went missing,” Walker said. Gimblett contacted Navy Capt. Don Smith, commanding officer of Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Breton in Esquimalt, whose experts recreated the plaque that now sits atop the original granite stone. The new plaque was completed in early summer but only mounted this month. Walker said some people might wonder why it took so long to re-establish the memorial, but he makes no apologies for the delay. “I have repeatedly expressed to Onagawa e Alarm… mok rS

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A new monument to Nelson’s Lt. Robert Hampton Gray has been erected in Onagawa, Japan. A dedication ceremony is expected later this summer.

that the priority must lie with recovery operations for the devastated townspeople before the memorial to Hammy,” he said. The original monument was erected in

1989 at the urging of a local family in memory of Gray, a fighter pilot who died in Onagawa Bay during an aerial attack days before the end of World War II. He was posthu-

mously awarded the Victoria Cross. “As members of Hampton Gray’s family, we are very pleased to hear of the reconstruction of the monument,” said his niece, Anne George. The town of Onagawa, devastated by the 2011 earthquake, approved funds in its budget last December to re-establish the marker in a new location. The old monument stood at Sakayama Park, which is now sloughing badly. In recent years, several student delegations have come to Nelson from Onagawa. Following the earthquake, Nelson area residents also raised $40,000 in relief funds, although its ultimate disposition hasn’t been established.

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With sinkholes repaired and the slough area rebuilt around the Salmo tailing pond at the HB mine dam site, the Regional District of Central Kootenay lifted a state of emergency for the site Thursday morning. The state of emergency had been in effect since July 3. Saturated soil, caused by heavy rains, resulted in some seepage and initial slough, threatening the stability of the dam. The sinkhole had developed below the usual high water mark, which is likely what caused the slope failure. Over the past three weeks, crews have been on scene pumping water out of the dam and repairing the damage. Though the area is now considered safe, there is still work to be done. The sloughed area will be reinforced with rock buttressing. And the RDCK is also developing an ongoing dam monitoring and pond pumping protocol to keep water levels low while options for permanent pond decommissioning are being investigated. The regional district assumed ownership of the six hectare tailings area in 1998 as part of their central landfill area.

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July 26 to 30 Chilean born Ricardo Pacheco and his dance partner Ganna Teturenko will also perform at the Friday night Polka-dot party and following dinner on Saturday night. Visit for all the details.


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 ecosociety. ca or search “EcoSociety” on Facebook.

Army of Love is a non-profit summer day camp for kids ages six to 12. The camp is an opportunity to connect with exciting people, have ridiculous amounts of fun, eat interesting foods and play jungle games. Come and discover the adventures of knowing Jesus and making him known. You won’t want to miss out! The cost is $20/kid for the week (including two snacks and one lunch per day. Mark these dates down in your calendar: August 6 to 10. Registration and information can be found at

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, 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. 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. Tours are free, though donations are accepted. 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.

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friends and make some new ones. The next Save Our Services and Health Care Task Force joint meeting is Wednesday, August 1 at 3 p.m. The meeting will take place in the seniors co-ordinating society meeting room in the northeast corner of the Civic Centre. FUNDRAISER

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 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. Head to the Learning Centre located in the basement of City Hall on Wednesdays between 10:30 and 11 a.m. for a summer drop-in program for parents and children under six. Come and enjoy songs, rhymes and stories. See old

Nelson theatre artists Richard Rowberry and Jane Sinclair are organizing a fundraiser for the survivors of the Johnsons Landing landslide. Sunday, July 29 from noon to 8 p.m. (or beyond) with musicians, storytellers, speakers, poets providing a focus for the people of Nelson to come down and donate. Organizers are hoping to have crafts people and other vendors involved too and to possibly arrange a silent auction with donations. There will be two performance areas with sound support provided by Hairy Productions and The Royal. Proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross. Rowberry and Sinclair are asking local artists to step forward and contribute to the cause. Anyone interested contact Richard at 250-505-6900 or Locals are helping a writer who lost her house and all of its contents in the

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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 a week-long day camp, 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. The day camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, and kids can be registered for one day or all week. Dates are August 27 to 31. To register, contact Monica Nissen at 250-352-6346 or moni@ Registration deadline is 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

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News Kaslo Resident Recognized

Aya Higashi nominated for Queen’s medal Nelson Star Staff

Longtime local teacher Aya Higashi has been nominated for the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. Higashi, 92, is one of Kaslo’s most beloved citizens, having taught there for 30 years. She has also taken on an ambassadorial role for the village, speaking to tour groups, visitors and school children about the Japanese-Canadian internment. In June, she unveiled an interpretive sign marking the site of the former Popoff camp in the Slocan Valley, where she was once principal. However, she was adamant that she is simply Canadian — no prefix or hyphen required. Higashi was nominated by Nelson Star reporter Greg Nesteroff, who recently profiled her in the Star. She was one of four people endorsed this month by the Regional District of Central Kootenay, along with Castlegar residents Bev Maloff, Dr. Rebecca McDonnell, and Ron Ross. They join earlier nominees Corky Evans, Hans Cunningham, Donna Macdonald, Josh Smienk, John Voykin, Gary Wright, and Geoff Yule. Yule is a Castlegar accountant and the rest are current or former regional district directors. Vokyin has already received his award. The others are expected to be honoured at a ceremony in Nelson in September. The honour is being bestowed on 60,000 distinguished Canadians to mark the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth

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extra end match. With this victory went the Schenley International Cup. It was the second time, in the 12 year history of the women’s competition, a Nelson rink has taken the title. Mrs. Mary DeGirolamo won the championship in 1955.

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Dateline July 17, 1962

mimeographed letter circulated by the Department of Highways to tourists waiting at the Kootenay Lake ferry points did little to placate at least one angry motorist who reported waiting nearly six hours for a ferry Sunday night. At the Chamber of Commerce office he told of arriving at Kootenay Bay at 6 p.m. and did not get on the ferry until 11:40 p.m. Besides complaining about his wait at Kootenay Bay, when he arrived at Nelson, he couldn’t find a gas station open. The motorist in desperation managed to get fuel from the city station. Enough at least to tide him over. The circulated letter, signed by P.A. Gaglardi, Minister of Highways, explains the delay is the result of the increased volume due to the opening of the Blueberry-Paulson highway while the highway between Salmo and Creston is still under construction.

Dateline July 9, 1962

yall Dagg of Vancouver, in his first attempt for the victory rose, captured the World’s Midsummer Curling Championship of the 18th annual Nelson Midsummer Bonspiel. The win gave him the Hudson’s Bay Cup. At the same time, Mrs. Rex Little became the second Nelson rink to win the women’s championship, edging the Reed rink of Saskatchewan 10-9 in a thrilling


Dateline July 23, 1962

ripping fear that six-year-old Deborah Lee Schnieder may have fallen prey to an icy cold creek, wild animals, or a sex pervert,

ended happily late Saturday afternoon when the cute little blonde from Manville, Alberta was found safe and unharmed. Two fishermen found Deborah three miles up Kokanee Creek from where she had wandered from her parents’ campsite, ending a 31 hour period of horror and dismay for her parents. Squads of RCMP personnel took part in the search plus scores of citizens who responded after a call for aid was broadcast over CKLN.


Dateline July 26, 1962

ne group of tourists arrived in Nelson as another prepared to leave. The 400 trailer strong Wally Byam Caravan arrived and set up a small travelling city on Shannon meadows on the North Shore, while the Adirondack Mountain Club of New York, 21 strong, climbed down from a 10-day stay on Kokanee Glacier. The Caravan group is planning tours, fishing, shopping and just relaxing during a five-day stay before making their way to Creston and Cranbrook. Many of the caravaners were perturbed at having to purchase weekly bridge toll tickets. They were told by Mayor T.S. Shorthouse that it is a problem the entire city has to live with. One pressing problem is how the caravaners will cross Kootenay Lake. One suggestion was that the group should leave early Monday morning and use the ferries exclusively.

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News Chinese Consulate Visits Nelson

Greetings from China

GET A HOLE IN ONE without swinging a club!

SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

Representatives from the Chinese Consulate in Vancouver visited Nelson on Friday to meet with local dignitaries and Chinese residents. It was Consul General Liu Fei’s first visit to the Queen City. The previous consul general, who she replaced this year, also came to Nelson once during his term. “It’s important for me to come say hello to the Chinese communities across BC,” Fei said. Her three-day tour of the interior of the province included stops in Kamloops, Vernon and Kelowna, with Nelson as the final stop. While here, she had lunch on the patio of BiBo where she met with municipal politicians and representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, Selkirk College, Community Futures and Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism organization. Consul General Liu Fei (left) and Jianzheng Gao show a painting of China’s Claus Schunke, the local Chi- Yellow Crane Tower, a gift for the City of Nelson. Sam Van Schie photo nese historian who organized last year’s Chinatown week, portunities for travel and study an informal dinner hosted by to our area and economic trade the Chinese community at also attended the lunch. Acting mayor Paula Kiss said with Canada in general,” Kiss King’s Restaurant. Fei acknowledged that her the conversation over lunch fo- said. After the lunch, Fei visited visit was brief, because of the cused on ways to build Nelson’s relationship with people from the rock monument at the cor- number of cities she was visitner of Vernon and Hall streets ing in one trip. China. “I’ll be back for longer next “She was interested in Nel- that marks the former entry to time,” she said. “This is a nice son and our historic ties with Nelson’s Chinatown. In the evening she attended place.” China and spoke of sharing op-


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Nelson’s Alan With stands with his 1928 Ford Model A speedster. This weekend he’s hosting a two-day driving tour along the Selkirk Loop for other speedster owners. submitted photo SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

About a dozen vintage speedster cars will be riding the Kootenay portion of the Selkirk Loop this weekend in

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News Continued from Page 14 Montana,” said With, who is a member of the Portland-based Northwest Vintage Speedsters organization. “Usually I’m the one making the long trip to get to their events... It’s nice this time they’re coming to me.” On Saturday drivers will spend nine hours on the road, travelling north from Nelson through Kaslo and New Denver, and continuing south as far as Castlegar before returning to Nelson along Highway 3A. “That first day is the test of endurance for the driver,” With said, explaining it can be uncomfortable to drive speedsters for more than a couple hours. The old cars don’t have doors or windows, never mind shocks or springs in the seats for the comfort of the driver. With describes his 1928 Ford Model A as “basically an engine, two seats, a gas tank and a tool box.” Speedsters were considered high performance cars in their day. They can travel 100 to 120 km/h. Still, they’re not really made for long trips. “I’ve had to do lots of repairs on the road,” With said. “On long rides, parts will just break off from metal fatigue or I’ll have to deal with an electrical component giving me trouble.” On Sunday, the speedsters won’t travel as far, but they’ll be putting the vehicles to the test on rough terrain around Waneta and Seven Mile dams, south of Trail. “We’ll have the cars on the type of road conditions they would have experienced when they were made, before the roads were paved,” said With, who has been taking part in speedster events for 30 years. At 55, With is considered young among speedster enthusiasts. He said some people attending this weekend’s ride are in their 80s. “I was in my 20s when I saw my first speedster, and I remember I just fell in love,” With said. It took him six years to collect the rare parts to build his speedster. “They’re just fun cars, and faster than people expect,” he said. “I love the look on people’s face when they see me driving it, especially when I pass them.”


The Return of MarketFest MarketFest is back for July. The West Kootenay EcoSociety will be hosting 100 vendors, a food court featuring an eclectic mix of dinner and snack options, activities for kids, and two stages with live music. The event will kick off at 6 p.m. tonight with the Moving Mosaic Samba band. There will also be music by Erica Dee, Rhoneil, the Gemma Luna Trio and more. For more information and schedules visit Sam Van Schie photo



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News Nelson-Creston MLA Hits the Road in Riding

Mungall prepares for whirlwind The following is a list of stops on Michelle Mungall’s Bend the MLA’s Ear tour:

SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

Small communities between Nelson and Creston will have a chance to meet NDP MLA Michelle Mungall on their own turf as she travels through her electoral district on her annual Bend the MLA’s Ear tour. The summer tour is a tradition Mungall started in 2010, and she’s been adding more communities to her list of stops each year. This year she’ll visit a dozen communities over three days, spending an hour in each place. “I usually meet with 10 to 15 people at each session,” Mungall said. “It’s pretty informal. People can just come and grab a glass of lemonade, have a con-

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versation with me and we’ll get to know each other better.” Mungall said she’s had many lively conversations about politics in general during the sessions. She’s also had people mention specific problems that she can bring to the attention of government. “Last year someone from Harrop came to me with a concern about the cable ferry, and I was able to bring that concern directly

to our regional district manager for Ministry of Transportation,” Mungall said. For Mungall, paying a personal visit to the small communities she serves is a priority. “It’s important that not everything get focused on the four main communities [in the Nelson-Creston electoral district],” she said.

Obituaries & Memorials

Celebration of Life for Val, Diana, Rachel and Petra who lost there lives in the Johnson Landing Mudslide. Ceremony on Saturday, July 28th at the Argenta Community Hall at 4pm-5pm. Potluck at 6:00 pm Music Celebration, Sharing of Memories and Dance 7 pm and on.

Patrick George Hogan

Wednesday August 1 11:30 – 1 p.m. Argenta Post Office 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Drifters Restaurant, M. Creek 4 – 5 p.m. Bluebell Bistro, Kaslo Thursday August 2 9 – 10 a.m. The Goods, Ymir 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.Dragonfly Café, Salmo 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Yahk Community Hall 3 – 4 p.m. Kitchener Community Hall 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Canyon Community Hall “The job I have requires me to do a lot of travelling to Victoria, the Lower Mainland and other parts of BC. So, I really look

forward to this opportunity each summer to go into people’s communities and keep connected with local residents.”

Patrick George Hogan passed away peacefully at Kelowna General Hospital on July 18, 2012 at the age of 67. Loving husband of Margaret; father of Carey and Jason; step dad of Cindy (Glenn), Gloria, Michael (Nicole); grandpa of Steven, Terry, Justin, Krista, David, Leanne, Dylan and Kimberley; great grandpa to Nolan; dear son of Bertha; cherished brother of Robert, Mavis and John. Patrick was a painting contractor and antique dealer in the Nelson area for many years. A special thank you to Dr. Kirsten and the staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital and the Kelowna General Hospital for their care and support. There will be no service at Patrick’s request. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Service was entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, your donations to the BCSPCA – would be greatly appreciated. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence on the family’s online register at

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Children are the Future

By Tracey and Joseph Russell - YWAM Nelson Directors (Alex) passed away suddenly April 3, 2012 in Vancouver, B.C. He is survived by his sister, Margaret Roemmele (Byran), niece Lora Lynn Harris (Ivan) and nephew Cameron Roemmele. Alex was predeceased by his parents, Allyn and Audrey Taylor. Alex graduated from L.V. Rogers High School and went on to obtain a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta. Alex is missed by his family and friends.



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Covenant Church Emerson (Blonde) was born on September 17, 1919 on the family farm near Wiseton, Saskatchewan, the third child of Robert and Lucy Moore. He passed away at the North Shore Hospice on Sunday, July 8, 2012 surrounded by his family. Emerson was predeceased in 2011 by Isabel, his loving wife of 67 years, and in 2004 by their only son Robert (Bob). He was the last survivor of 5 siblings. He is survived by “his girls” Phyllis (Bill Rapanos), Linda, and Carole (Pieter) Matthijsse and their children Hanna, Anders and Jenna. He will be sadly missed by his sisters-in law Olga Moore (Outlook, SK) and Freda Patterson (Alberta Beach, AB), his brother- in- law Ross Patterson (Edmonton, AB), as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Dad’s father passed away when he was nine years old, and soon after that came the Depression: these events forced him to grow up at a very young age. In his mid teens Dad and his older brother Everard attended trade school and after that Dad worked on various farms, always passing on his earnings to his Mother to help keep food on the table and the farm running. During WWII Dad was stationed in Victoria, BC where he served as a Sargent in the Army. While there Dad proposed to his childhood sweetheart, Isabel (who in Dad’s words he’d met “when he was four and she was two”), who hopped on a train from Saskatchewan and they were married on November 30, 1943, the first weekend he could get a pass. Following his medical discharge, they moved to Nelson, BC, where Emerson began his career with the Canadian Pacific Railroad as a Trainman/Conductor that spanned 36 years, and where they raised their family. During his working career, Emerson trained many young men and was well respected by his employer and fellow employees. In his retirement he joined the Nelson Curling Club, tried his hand at golf and spent countless hours fishing on Kootenay Lake bringing home many fish and more than one 30 pound Kamloops Trout. Even though he didn’t particularly like to eat fish he loved the challenge of the sport. Emerson grew an amazing garden – but one of the things he excelled at …. was growing tomatoes. In fact one plant, when stretched out at the end of the summer, was 14’long. Dad was one of those neighbours everyone wished they had. If you needed something, ask Emerson, if you needed a hand, ask Emerson. At one time he was helping out six widows in the neighbourhood. We are not sure how, but between taking care of his own family and being on call 24/7 with the CPR, he still had time for others. For 10 years Emerson and Isabel spent time enjoying the family cabin at Christina Lake. Dad would often say “they were the best years of his life!” Mum would swim and Dad would build, fix or paint anything that needed it. But his favourite pastime was watching the birds while sitting in “the king chair”, and that he did for hours. He had 11 birdhouses on the property so he was constantly making sure everything was“just right”with all the residents. When we moved Dad and Mum to North Vancouver in October 2008 Dad carried on this love and was known to all the staff and residents at Sunrise as “The Bird Man of Sunrise”. Although he wasn’t able to be as involved this past year, he was happy to know that he had passed on his knowledge to Sandra and Ruby…..and that his years of experience would benefit others. Over the years Dad became known for his dry wit and when you saw the teasing twinkle in his eye you knew someone was in for a practical joke. He got so good at it, that at one point the Gutwin kids presented him with a “License to BS”certificate. Dad will be missed by all those who knew him. He did not have an easy life but to have lived 92 years in relatively good health the majority of the time, we his family say, “what more could we ask for.” We are so grateful for what he brought to our lives and we don’t have to look very far to see something that he either built or taught us to do. We will forever miss our handyman! Dad’s ability to persevere was admirable and he passed on to his children and grandchildren a strong work ethic. Special thanks to the incredible staff at Sunrise of Lynn Valley, Dr. R. Samborski , Dr. Lakha and the nursing staff in Palliative Care at Lions Gate Hospital and the North Shore Hospice. We “his girls” applaud you for your friendship and the kind way in which you took care of our Dad. In lieu of flowers, donations in Emerson’s memory can be made to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation (North Shore Hospice), 231 East 15th Street, North Vancouver, B.C. V7L 2L7 the BC Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 8700 Stn Terminal, Vancouver, BC V6B 9Z9 or a charity of your choice.


that children can and do have personal encounters with God. They often understand things of God that adults struggle to comprehend. If we believed this of children, would we continue to perform for children and patronize them? Or would we get real with them and view them as valuable, important and capable. When given the chance, children can be valuable contributors to our family, our ministry, and our world. Will there be mistakes made, certainly. Can we have grace and encourage them and continue to believe in them, I hope so. As adult members of society, we have an honoured role of leading children into their $)ULHQGO\%LEOH true potential in &HQWUH&KXUFK Christ. We can do this by reading the Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am Bible and learning what God has to Missionary to Asia will be speaking say about children 623 Gordon Rd. Nelson BC V1L 5X6 and how history Phone 250-352-9322 • Pastor Rev. Ken H. Keber has been impacted 5HIUHVKPHQWVDUHVHUYHGDIWHUWKHVHUYLFH $ŋ OLDWHGZLWKWKH3HQWHFRVWDO$VVHPEOLHVRI&DQDGD

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Ropers wrap up season on a high note ANDREW WOODWARD Nelson Star Intern Reporter

The Nelson Rhythm Ropers recently returned from a dominating performance at an international competition in Washington, DC. “It was a surprise to all of us how well we did,” said Jordan Mulvihill, who has been skipping with the Rhythm Ropers for 11 years. “Overall, everyone on the team placed in something at least once. Compare that to the last world event we went in London [England], where we only placed in one event. The medal [in London] was actually the first time anyone from Canada had placed at a world skipping event.” The Nelson team proved their strength in Washington against hundreds of other world class skippers. “There were about 300 to 400 people competing [in Washington],” said Mulvihill. “Not to be boastful, but overall we cleaned-up.” “People were coming up to us and saying, ‘Hey I’ve never heard of the Rhythm Ropers before but we know you now.’ It was really rewarding,” said Kyle Poulin who has been involved with the Ropers for 10 years. Washington is just one of the many stops for the Nelson team over the course of their season. “We have seen most of Canada and we have been to a couple world competitions, we also have travelled to the States a lot,” said Mulvihill. Both boys said they enjoyed their recent trip to Washington.

The Nelson Rhythm Ropers during one of their training sessions.

“It was interesting,” said Poulin. “We were there for the Fourth of July and we went to the Washington Monument. There were about 100,000 people there watching the fireworks.” “The city was actually surprisingly nice,” said Mulvihill. “I didn’t think it would really interest me as just a vacation, but going there for this really opened my mind and I had a good time.” The Rhythm Ropers train regularly and all the athletes

are constantly trying to improve. “Everyone had to work hard. In the end though it’s all worth it,” said Poulin. “When you are first getting into skipping it’s hard, because you have to work at it a lot,” said Mulvihill. “But once you become an older kid on the team you understand what you are working towards and we are motivated to do it.” The skippers are finished for the season, but will start training again in the fall.

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Sports Clean Up at the Civic Continues

Heavy rains swamp gymnastics club facility are obviously the first priority. “By the time they had moved all the kids, there were hundreds of gallons of water coming through. So they couldn’t do anything to block it.” The floor ended up flooding with a layer of water about 13 centimetres deep, soaking the equipment and spring floor. Dirt and other debris was also brought into the gymnasium. Clean up began as soon as the

ANDREW WOODWARD Nelson Star Intern Reporter

Last Tuesday’s deluge caused major damage to Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastic Club. “Our coaches were in the middle of coaching and happened to look up and see a bunch of water pouring through the door,” said Heather Beaudoin, who works at the gymnastics club. “They had to hustle the kids up into the viewing area, as they

water stopped flowing. After moving all the equipment, crews started pumping the water out of the floor and cleaning up all the mud and debris that was brought in. The clean up is expected to take about two weeks. “It was a Herculean effort.” said Beaudoin. The facility will remain closed until next Monday when the club Andrew Woodward photo hopes the clean up will be comGymnastics coaches continued the clean up on Wednesday. plete.

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I wish to extend my deep appreciation to Genevive, Landra and Howie, and others whose names I was unable to obtain, for your quick and efficient response to my accident. I also want to express my gratitude to members of the Nelson Ambulance Service, Dr. Robin Simms and staff of the Emergency Department at KLDH, RCMP officer Van Horne, and the North Shore Fire Department. I am deeply grateful to all of you for your concern and the manner in which you attended to my emergency. Mary Anne

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An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

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AUTOMOTIVE SCRATCH & Chip Repair. Lucrative. Easy to learn mobile. Exclusive territory. Income Potential $100/hr. Very low operating expenses. F/T or PT. 1(250)686-0808.

BUSINESS FOR SALE Magazine publishing company for ambitious, outgoing entrepreneurs. Fun, Lucrative. Startup Capital Required.

Nelson Downtown Local Market Wednesdays 9:30 am - 3:00 pm June 13th Sept 26th 400 block of Baker Street MarketFest 6:00 - 10:30 pm June 29th, July 27th & Aug 24th Baker Street SUMMER Block Party: Procter Main Street, Saturday, July 28, 2:00pm Loads of family fun! Car Boot Sale, Art Show, BBQ, Kids Events, Dunk Tank, Live Music, Firewood Raffle. To be followed by a Family Dance at 8:00pm. To register for a Car Boot (Rummage Sale) spot call 250-229-4094 VINTAGE SALE July 27 & 28 Positive Apparel, 721 Front St. Vintage, Costumes and more, your Shambhala Headquarters. 250-505-5444.

Lost & Found FOUND: Pendant @ Lakeside Park on July 17th. Call 354-9110 to Claim / Describe Found Video Camera @ Pharmasave call 352-2316 Lost July 17th diamond engagement ring 2 flat white gold bands with marquis cut diamond across them. 229-5229



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

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Help Wanted Motivated & Enthusiastic Certified Dental Assistant Required for busy practice. Experience an asset. Resumes accepted: 201-402 Baker St, Nelson fax: 250-352-2275

Hans Buchwald Buchwald, Hans of Salmo, BC passed away at his home on June 15, 2012. A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, July 30 at 11:00 am at the Salmo Cemetery with Pastor Jerry Weeks, Celebrant. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. Help Wanted

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has an opening for a Housekeeper/Laundry Person. 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

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

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CAREER OPPORTUNITY Service Contracts Specialist Reporting to the Director, Finance, the Service Contracts Specialist assesses all existing service contracts and procurement methods and will recommend changes for implementation, including contracting strategies such as master agreements. This position leads the preparation, development and administration of all service and procurement contracts, as well as provides support to the project managers overseeing the work under the service contracts and will also lead periodic contract management training sessions for staff. The Service Contracts Specialist will be responsible for creating competitive bid documentation and developing related agreements for various program operations and support services. Also responsible for developing policies and procedures for all procurement activities and facilitates the development and issuance of all service contracts. The ideal candidate will have a university degree in business administration, engineering, economics or law. Preferably with a Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation or equivalent and a minimum 5—10 years of progressively responsible contracting experience in the construction industry. A good knowledge of contract law, analysis, practices, procedures and drafting of legal documents is expected. Demonstrated negotiation skills and ability to effectively apply analytical tools, concepts and methods is also a requirement. Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to visit the Careers section of our website at Closing date for this position is August 3, 2012.


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

Relief Carrier Wanted

The City of Nelson is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of:

Development Technician This regular full time position reports to the Manager, Development Services and Sustainability and is responsible for responding to customer inquiries regarding development application requirements, permits fees and application status. They will also be required to provide clerical support by arranging meetings and appointments and drafting correspondence and maintaining departmental files. Applicants must have a grade 12 education and preference will be given to those with level 1 certification from the Building Officials Association of BC plus two years’ experience as a municipal building official Benefits and salary are in accordance with the CUPE Collective Agreement Local 339. Interested applicants are invited to send their resume by August 2, 2012 to: Human Resources City of Nelson #101 – 310 Ward Street, Nelson, BC, V1L 5S4 fax to 250-352-2131 or e-mail More detailed information regarding this position can be found at We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however; only those under consideration will be contacted. The City of Nelson is committed to employment equity. We invite applications from all qualified persons.

THE NELSON STAR is looking for a responsible, energetic person to deliver papers on call. Must be delivered before 8pm. Various routes throughout Nelson. Please apply to: Liz Simmons Nelson Star Circulation 514 Hall Street 250-352-1890

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

I Buy Old Coins & Collections Olympic, Gold Silver Coins etc Call Chad 250-863-3082 Local

NELSON, High St Place 2 Bdrm, 2 bath, Den secured parking, storage unit Avail Aug 1st 250-551-1553

Relief is only a call away! Call Shelley Cameron Estate Administrator at 877-797-4359 today, to set up your FREE consultation in Nelson. Donna Mihalcheon CA, CIRP 31 years experience. BDO Canada Limited. Limited. Trustee in Bankruptcy. 202-1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna , BC V1Y 9X1

ALPINE TOYOTA Attention Toyota Product Advisors Alpine Toyota has an immediate opening for a Toyota Product Advisor. Our dealership is situated in Cranbrook B.C., the major business and recreation hub for the entire East Kootenay. We are currently looking for a Product Advisor with a track-record of success who is interested in working in a positive team environment. We offer ongoing training, a generous compensation plan and an engaged group of Team Leaders to help our Product Advisors achieve their goals. For the right applicant, relocation expenses and a guaranteed income will be considered. If you love selling Toyota products and the quality of life that can be found in the East Kootenay’s sounds interesting, please forward your resume in confidence to our Sales Team Leader by email: kdunsire@alpinetoyota or by phone at (250)4894010. If you present the qualities and values we are looking for, we will contact successful applicants for an interview. Chatters Salon is looking for a full-time hairstylist with at least 2 yrs experience and preferably a clientele. We offer benefits including medical and dental, year round paid education and a potential signing bonus. Please drop off your resume at the front desk, or email to No phone calls.

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


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Handy Husband & Wife Carpentry/Outside Jobs $25./hr Housecleaning/Small Jobs $20./hr 250 399-6616

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

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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 Moving must Sell misc. furniture incl dining room set buffet & hutch entertainment unit antique wardrobe & matching dressing reasonably priced OBO 250 352-2413

Garage Sales 1544 Nasookin Rd. Saturday July 28th 8am - 1pm Variety of Items GARAGE Sale 1715 Stanley Street Saturday July 28th 8am to 11am Household Items, Toys

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

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Real Estate Business for Sale LIVE YOUR DREAM! 2 for the price of 1 EXCEPTIONAL FLOWER & RENTAL SHOP FOR SALE Contact Beverley @ email: or ph: 1-866-444-9114 Located in the sunny warm southern interior of BC. Profitable, established Welding Shop & Power Equipment Dealeship. Turnkey Operation. Asking $529,000. Call 1 (250)453-2242 or email:

For Sale By Owner HOUSE for sale on 60 x 120 double lot in Fairview at 612 Fifth Street. 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Warm, sunny location, view of the lake and extensive garden. Asking $325,000. Call Katherine to view: 250-352-0076. 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 CHARMING 3 bedroom 1 bath home in Convienent downtown Trail location, Bring your ideas and make this house your home! MLS #K213619, Call Lynnette @ Century 21 Mountainview Realty Today 1-877304-7952 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.

Mobile Homes & Parks

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

RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Opening May 2012. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Ask us about our Free Rent option! 250-462-7055.

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Cottages / Cabins 1 bdrm cottage with loft & enclosed porch @ 7 mile North Shore $1000/m including utili 825-4416 or 354-2854

Homes for Rent 2 bdrm home Fairview seeking quiet working adults avai Sept 1 st N/S N/P 1200/m + util 354-7321 after 6:00 pm FULLY furnished home for Rent located at 9 Mile on the North Shore. Available Sept 1 to May 30. Includes internet and satellite TV. $1300 per month plus hydro. Phone 250825-9284 or email 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

Want to Rent Nelson: 50 + male requires reasonably priced rental within city limits. Prefer level access or very few stairs. Responsible, quiet, long term Nelson resident with good ref. Brain @ 250 352-9876 Nelson: Clean, single male 30’s. Handy, helpful, willing to share or take self-contained unit. Must be affordable and within city limits. Good ref avail Cam @ 250 352-9876 Nelson: Relocated from Fort Nelson, 54 yr old widower. Clean, quiet, non-drinker, artist & worker requires respectfully priced living accom in town. Michael Soady @ 352-9876 or message


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Cars - Domestic 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Convertible, great stereo & sub, new tires & rims, immaculate shape & never winter driven, $4600. Call (250)417-0200 (250)421-0953

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

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Motorcycles 2010 YAMAHA Vino 125CC, 4 stroke Scooter, perfect condition, 1300 kms, asking $1900. Call (250)352-4662.

Rooms for Rent Room for Rent in my lovely home in “Sunny” Blewett. Avail Aug 1st, next to Eagle Creek, W/D N/S N/P, 2 bathrooms, big windows, lots of light, high speed internet, 2 large decks, BBQ, fire pit, has morning sun 10 min from Nelson. I am looking for a mature indiv exp in shared living and healthy lifestyle. $575/m + uliti 250 352-0886

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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.

Suites, Lower Big Bright Beautiful 3 bdrm suite on quiet spacious acreage between Nelson & Castlegar W/D NS/ND $965/mo 250 359-8280

Want to Rent Galen, 28 yr old local student/worker seeks housing in Castlegar or Nelson area. Needs long term, clean, healthy environment. W/D, tub with shower, bright/windows. Ideally furnished with yard. Non-drinker/partier, loves housework, family, pets and is good with children. Ref avail. 250 551-3652 or

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

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2000 Acura EL 1.6 Sport Great Car! Extremely well kept, very good condition silver Acura. Very clean with A/C, power windows and sunroof. New all season tires + 4 rims supplied. New front breaks, timing belt and water pump. 196 KMS. $4800 obo Leave message at 551.1101 or email

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or those who have already registered for the triathlon, you are in the thick of training now, getting out there to do your training swims, bikes or runs. Way to go! And for those of you still on the fence, maybe tentatively adding in a few swims or bike rides thinking maybe you’ll do it (but probably not), stop waffling. Go to and register. Do it now. Let’s talk a little about the event. As I said in the last column, there are two different distances on race day, a sprint distance which is shorter and suitable for anyone convinced that they cannot possibly do this or not sure they’d really want to, and an Olympic distance which (as you’ve probably guessed) is the distance held in the Olympics. The Olympic distance is about twice the length of the sprint and is great for

The swim is generally the most difficult leg for most participants.

those who are physically and mentally prepared to go a little longer than the sprint distance. Swimming, the first leg of triathlon, requires perseverance and overcoming the murkiness of open water swimming. While freestyle swimming (aka front crawl) is the standard stroke used, many people feel more comfortable doing all or part of the swim using breaststroke, backstroke, sidestroke and

even the dog paddle. Nothing has been unseen. At Ironman Canada which has a grueling 3.8 kilometre swim leg, a significant group of breaststrokers were seen working their way around the course. So almost anything goes which gets you from the start to finish; unfortunately that doesn’t include flippers, pull buoys or aids of any sort. Column continues to Page 23

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Sports Cont. from Page 22 Going to a swimming pool and practicing one or a combination of strokes is a great way to get ready. As the weather warms, getting into the lake helps to get used to the temperature and the lack of lines on the bottom to direct you. For those of us who have not grown up swimming (I started at 40; I know two women who started swimming and triathlon around age 60), the swim is mostly a matter of survival before we enter the more fun portions of the triathlon — the bike and the run. The bike portion of Cyswog ‘n’ Fun is mostly flat. Getting ready for the bike, like the swim, means getting out there and putting in some miles. Build the miles bit by bit. A common rule for increasing mileage is 10 per cent per week. For example, if you biked 20 kilometre total last week, then this week 22 should be about the total. This helps your body adapt to the distance you want to go by putting the body under stress. It’s natural to feel


tired and maybe even a little (but just a little) sore. The formula for increasing the body’s ability to handle greater distances is to increase stress on the body (by increasing mileage), and rest. Rest is a critical element to building fitness. It is during rest that the body actually adapts to our request to be stronger and fitter. So be sure that with the mileage you are doing in any of the three sports that you are also getting plenty of rest. The run. Once you’ve made it this far in the triathlon, it’s about putting one foot in front of the other. So much simpler, really, than swimming (you can see where you’re running and breathing oxygen is very nice) or biking (running shoes can’t get a flat). Unfortunately, it’s also the hardest of the three on your body. More than the other two events, pay attention to not increasing your mileage too quickly. Adhere to the 10 per cent rule. If you are new to running or returning after a long lay-off, consider a walk-run program of

three minutes running and two minutes walking, or four and one, or even nine and one. It’s much easier on the body and the mind than trying to grind through a run that isn’t feeling good.

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Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP) Pets Available for Adoption For info call 250-551-1053 or visit It’s KITTEN SEASON at KAAP, and KAAP has some funny and beautiful boys and girls all ready to meet their forever families! All KAAP-adopted kittens are vaccinated, spayed/neutered (at an appropriate age) and tattooed, for an adoption fee of $175. Call Daryl at 250-551-1053 to set up a meet, or visit our new web site at

Wonderful country estate on Turner Road in Blewett. Spacious family home with 3800 square feet on three levels, 4 bedrooms and 3½ baths. Built for family living. Bright kitchen open to eating area and family room with floorto-ceiling stone fireplace, access to expansive wood deck that overlooks the park-like yard. This property is special with 4.52 level acres that will suit all your country dreams.




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Call Wayne Discover your own piece of paradise. An acre of flat usable land with 75 meters of waterfront just a short boat trip from Nelson. Whether you are looking for a place to build your dream home or for that magical recreation property this is it!

Call Robert South Slocan Junction. Here is a rare opportunity to invest in an affordable 2 bdrm home with a big shop on 2 ½ prime acres half way between Nelson and Castlegar. This is an ideal opportunity with potential to increase the value and benefit greatly down the road.


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However you approach the run or walk-run, being able to carry on a conversation is a good speed to go at to increase aerobic endurance. Aerobic endurance will get you through the triathlon to the

finish area where there are massages, food and, best of all, family and friends in a state of stupefaction than you that you actually did it. Now tell me, what could be more satisfying than that? Until next time, happy training. Increase your distance incrementally, rest, and above all, listen to what your body is telling you. Keep up the great work.

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Contemporary home just ½ block from the Nelson golf course. 3-4 bdrm, multi-level design with vaulted ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and generous room sizes. Easy access to a wonderful fenced yard with patio and privacy. This home is in top condition.

Call Lev or Norm GREAT VALUE NEAR SALMO! ‘93 mobile in good condition on ½ acre flat lot with garden and large newer shop. On its own well and has its wood burning stove. Just try to find a better value in the Kootenays! Call James CREEKSIDE OASIS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN This lush, private .98-acre property borders on Cottonwood Creek offering gardens and outbuildings just 5 minutes from Nelson. 3 spacious bedrooms, a large kitchen, hardwood floors, master ensuite with walk-in closet, jet tub and skylight. Partially fenced yard for kids and pets with an open and covered deck area and path to a fire pit.

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Cheddar Bunnies Lovely ladies of punk rock hit The Royal Page 2

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July 27th - Inspectah Deck w/ Erica Dee July 28th - Back to the 1990’s w/ DJ

Eilleen Beaugrand stepped into the Cheddar Bunnies, bringing with her a new sound and powerful drumming.

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Aug 2nd - The Boom Booms

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Aug 3rd - DJ Czech With Breakfluid

The long and storied career of cover band BC/DC has been written about many times, but their openers for the Nelson show (they also play Saturday night at Element in Castlegar) are lesser known, but one of my local favourites. Cheddar Bunnies have been a band for two years, getting together as friends to learn how to play and write punk rock songs together. After woodshedding for a while, the three debuted their funny songs to fans, incorporating volume, humour, and fantastic stage costumes, to great applause. Six months ago, their former drummer announced she was leaving the area, leaving Stacey Muchowski (guitar) and Trish Elliott (bass and vocals) high and dry — female drummers are a rare commodity anywhere. Tryouts began and they had a few girls come out, but most were amateur, and none had their own drumset. The band was at a standstill. Enter yours truly, who had met Eilleen Beaugrand as she worked behind the counter at Oso Negro Coffee. A new mom, she had taken a break from music for a while, but was eager to get back into it. Talking to her on a sunny afternoon, she says she was drawn to music after she saw her brother having so much fun. She began to play drums and bass, forming a band and

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 Aug 17th- DJ Hoola Hoop His Birthday Bash Aug 21st - Elliott Brood Aug 24th - Knight Riderz & Moontricks Aug 31st - Ryan Wells & Guests

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playing her first show just three weeks later. Being a member of Vancouver’s Pompoir for years meant playing shows in basements and clubs with other punk bands up and down the West Coast, often for little or no money, but she has no regrets and enjoyed the experience a lot. After the birth of her daughter, and with so much time off, Beaugrand was a little nervous about tryouts for the Bunnies, but after one practice Muchowski and Elliott were smitten. “[Elliott] says I bring that Zuccibean Spin. [Muchowski] says I bring that Shuckula.’ In Bunny-esque, that means Beaugrand has remodelled the band’s sound, making it tougher and stronger, with her powerful drumming and great backup vocals. The past few months have been spent learning the back catalogue, but Beaugrand says new material, and recording plans are in the near future. She also promises there will be “tricks of the hilarious and magical nature” at the show, as well as the traditional crazy costumes, a standard at Cheddar Bunnies shows. With song titles like Obama He Is Hot, Stephen Harper He Is Not, this all-girl punk band knows how to make you laugh and dance, and is a great choice for some post-MarketFest rocking tonight at The Royal. Tickets are $15 at the door. Come early, this is sure to be a sell out night.

Return to the ‘90s Remember the ‘90s? An era of grunge music, plaid, Seinfeld and boy bands. You can relive the best and the worst of this decade on Saturday night at Spiritbar when DJ Terrantino takes the stage spinning your favourites. This is the fi rst ever ‘90s night and you won’t want to miss it. Doors open at 10 p.m. and tickets are $5 at the door.

What was the #1 song on July 27, 1997? I’ll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112.


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Combining Art and Sport Megan Cole {vurb} editor

There are few sports that allow participants to combine art and athletics, but local stand-up paddle board maker Steve Kerr has found away to combine his passion for the increasingly popular sport with his creative side. “I always wanted to be somehow involved with surfing,” said Kerr in his studio, located in the Latimer Street brewery building. “I’m a snowboarder and that’s what brought me to Nelson. This sport is really booming, quickly, kind of like what snowboarding did 20 years ago where it went mainstream really quickly. I’ve seen an opportunity and that led me to building paddle boards.” Simply put, Kerr’s boards are functional art. Using the grain of sustainable, locally harvested cedar, the boards each have their own unique design. “It’s really fun. It’s quite an organic process,” said Kerr. “Shaping and making them is a totally fluid experience. Even though I start working on the boards with a template, I normally end up doing them by eye or by hand. The aesthetic of it is important and how the wood grain looks and fits.” Paddle boarding has its roots in Hawaii. It’s believed ship artist John Web-

ber, who accompanied Captain James Cook to the Sandwich Islands in 1778, depicted paddle boarders in his 1781 engraving. “If you read National Geographic there are always pictures of tribes around the world using logs or old dugout canoes, like in the South Pacific you’ll see indigenous people paddling an outrigger with people standing and paddling,” said Kerr. “I remember seeing a picture in a National Geographic last year where this man was paddle boarding down a river in Africa pulling logs behind him. Making and using paddle boards is very much paying homage to an indigenous approach to the high tech world. For myself and anyone who uses them, a big focus of it all is staying in touch with nature.” Even though paddle boarding has been popular in Hawaii, it is gaining momentum in Nelson as people take to the rivers and lakes. “The whole surf culture is very similar to the mountain sport culture but has just been geographically separated,” he said. “They are really similar and how people approach them and approach them with our lives. And now we get to have our own surfboards and that is really attractive to me.” Kerr will be having a showing for his paddle boards on Friday, August 3 in suite No. 4 in the brewery building.

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ArtWalk presents

Darcy Fidgeon “My work in general is an expression about the environment and our place within it. The symbolism recorded within the images, includes influences from the beginning of humankind’s formulations about our existence as possibly now seen with modern eyes.” Fidgeon’s work can be viewed at the L Boutique – Trillium Soaps and Candles during ArtWalk, on now until August 31.

Origins unveiled Now in its third year, the SelfDesign High Summer Art Intensive’s final exhibition has grown to include jewellery work alongside of pottery, stone carving, sculpture, digital and visual arts. All of the separate approaches to art-making are united by the theme: Elements (water, fire, air and earth) in an exhibition opening this tonight at the Oxygen Art Centre at 7 p.m. This year’s pottery, soapstone carving and visual arts intensives were generously supported by a Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance grant from the Columbia Basin Trust. “We are six young artists who collaborated over the month of July to create an exhibition with a variety

of styles and mediums,” said Sasha Baines and Kyra Popoff. “At the beginning of the month, we were given the theme of earth, air, water, and fire. With these four elements in mind, our pieces were created. The title of our show is Origin because we felt that these elements took us back to our individual interpretations of where we began. The word origin has many different meanings to all of us; where does it take you?” Youth artists include Baines, Popoff, Ashley McLaughlin, Carrie Kilbourne-Quirk, Ruby Moore and Vaughn Preninger. The exhibition will also be open tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.



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Soundtrack of my life Megan Cole

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This time next week, dear readers, your editor will be one year older. My birthday is on the horizon and with that comes a bit of reflection on the year and years that have passed. As a music lover, certain bands and songs have marked specific times in my life, and as I look back I’ve noticed a soundtrack for the last __ years has emerged (a lady never tells her age). Here’s the soundtrack of my life thus far. Parts of it are embarrassing and that’s OK. You’ve to got to take the good with the bad.

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Childhood Easy Lover by Phil Collins. My mother loved Phil Collins when I was little and we had his music on cassette. Yes kids, it’s the thing that came long before iPods. We would listen to him over and over again on road trips to Saskatchewan to visit my grandparents. I think we normally screamed for it to stop, but I appreciate it now. Crazy Train by Black Sabbath. Thank God for my dad or I’d likely be a devoted fan of top 40 hits (sorry mom). My dad, to put it mildly, has amazing taste in music, and most of the time it is similar to mine. I remember the first time I heard Sabbath. My mother probably wasn’t pleased, but I can honestly say it had an impact. My love for screaming guitar solos and strong drums was born there. Teenaged years: Ming Tran by Gob. At one point in my life I was a wan-

nabe punk girl. One summer my friends and I wanted to go to the Warped Tour at Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver, so my dad (yep, he’s awesome) volunteered to chaperone all of us 16-year-old girls on a trip to Vancouver. Gob played that year, and they quickly became a big part of my adolescence. I Want It That Way by the Backstreet Boys. Remember how I said parts of this would be embarrassing? Here is one of those parts. I saw the Backstreet Boys twice in concert. University: Excuse me Mr. by Ben Harper. I started listening to Ben Harper in my first year of university when I was working with this dreamboat older guy with awesome music taste. He would play Ben Harper while I made cheese scones; it was bliss. Up until a few years ago, I had seen Ben Harper eight times in concert. I will admit I cried at many of those concerts. I have no shame. La Mar by The Beautiful Girls. Even though I’ve called the Kootenays my home for nearly two years, I am an island

Stash Trax The ‘90s was a great decade. This was a time when mushroom cuts were cool, and you could even wear baggy pants without a belt. Why? Because you were a badass “Gen X-er”! You didn’t care! If you owned Reality Bites and Empire Records (two of the greatest movies ever made) on VHS, you were in the “elite crowd”. The music was insane too. Grunge was the biggest thing to hit music since synthesizers. For some strange reason though... the ‘90s had a plethora of one-hit wonders. Songs that you’ll never forget. Here’s a list of songs that are the quintessential ‘90s one hit wonders. Some of these you might argue about “What?! They’re not one-hit wonders!” – I’m talking about songs that charted and were absolutely huge, only to never hear from that band again: Semisonic – Closing Time: This is a song that ended a lot of mix-tapes back in the day. Everybody knows the lyrics to this one. It’s a shame this song overshadowed the rest of their fine tunes. Marcy Playground – Sex & Candy: I’ve never personally smelled Sex & Candy... I just hope the candy isn’t “licorice all sorts” – because that would smell rank. Fun Lovin’ Criminals – Scooby Snacks: “Runnin’ around robbin’ banks all wacked off of Scooby snacks” – I always thought they meant the fruit snacks. So I thought I was cool when my mom packed me those for school. They mean Valium. Who knew? (Everyone)

girl, and I think it’s still a big part of who I am. My favourite concert buddy Aimee and I saw The Beautiful Girls more times than I remember. We would push our way right up front and then dance the whole time.

Vancouver to the Koots: Rollercoaster by Black Mountain. This is one of my favourite Vancouver bands (sorry Nickelback...) Vancouver was one of those formative periods in my life where I moved away from home and experienced life on my own. The big city was good to me and for a long time I couldn’t imagine life anywhere else. But when I couldn’t find work there, I packed up for the Kootenays and never looked back. Had to Go by Heartless Bastards. I started listening to the Heartless Bastards while living in Vancouver, but this song became important to me when I moved to Fernie. The lyrics held new meaning to me as I found myself in an unfamiliar town but now I feel more at home in the Kootenays than I did in Vancouver.

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OMC – How Bizarre: Fact: This is the biggest selling song EVER in New Zealand ... Probably. Meredith Brooks – Bitch: For once someone really hit the nail on the head about women wanted to be; a bitch AND a lover. This still confused men everywhere. Chumbawamba – Tubthumping: Yes. This one was an obvious choice. Fun fact: they broke up about a month ago. This begs the question, what the hell were they doing since this song? House of Pain – Jump Around: Dance floors everywhere cower when this one comes on. Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight: Sexy song for the ladies. Dishwalla – Counting Blue Cars: You probably didn’t know the band’s name. But when this comes on? Yup. You know it. Deep Blue Something – Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Everybody knows the lyrics to this one, even if you remember the film... See what I did there? Try to get this one out of your head now.


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F¨SHION A monthy fashion spread featuring the great styles of our local businesses.

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My friend is coming to visit from the East Kootenay tomorrow and I plan on taking her to Slocan Lake for some fun in the sun and swimming, but we’ll need snacks and thanks to my Endless Harvest box I have lots of veggies fit for summer spring rolls. What you need: ¼ cup seasoned rice vinegar 4 teaspoons hoisin sauce 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger Siracha to taste 1 tablespoon honey 4 8-inch rice paper rounds (you can find these at Kootenay Co-op.) 2 2/3 cups finely sliced veggies (I use zucchini, carrots, beets, lettuce, cabbage, and broccoli) 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 8 teaspoons chopped fresh mint

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Mix the first five ingredients in a bowl and set aside. Submerge 1 rice paper round in large bowl filled with room-temperature water. Let stand until soft and pliable but not limp, lifting occasionally to determine if soft, about 1 minute. Place softened round on work surface. Divide the veggies and herbs in four equal amounts and start wrapping. Fold in the ends and roll into a tight cylinder. Cut them diagonally and put them in the fridge with the sauce until you’re ready to hit the beach.

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amily owned and run businesses are fixtures in most communities: Mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers coming together to not only create an income but also to share passions. Wabie Quayle and her husband Roger were living in London when they started making cupcakes, which has now blossomed into Starbird Bakehouse. “I’ve baked my whole life,” said Wabie. “We started the business in London two years ago making cupcakes and it really took off so we decided carry on with it. I love eating the baking so it gives me inspiration to make more.” Wabie and Roger moved to the Kootenays where her mother Sandrella was living when they found out they were going to have their son Kai. “Starbird was doing really well, and my mom has a store already in New Denver called Inspirations by Sandrella so we thought we’d do it together,” said Wabie. Her sister was working at Starbucks and together the family makes everything in the store, including Roger making crepes. “We needed a job so we created a business for ourselves,” said Wabie about the crepe cart. “Roger has always made crepes and he’s good at it, so we thought we’d do that with our cupcakes. It was a great thing to do together.” The crepes and cupcakes were served at markets and festivals around Nelson before they opened the store front location earlier this month, and can still be found at events all over the area. Wabie and Roger have worked in restaurants for many years, Wabie started in the industry when she was 16. “I narrowed down my cupcake menu in London,” she said. “But I added a few like gluten free, chai and pumpkin because those are more Canadian flavours. I kind of make what I like eating. It takes a while to come up with a good recipe. I think I went through 36 vanilla recipes before I arrived on the one I’m using, and now it’s my favourite.”





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Even though Wabie enjoys a lot of her own baking, and admits she gets sick of some of the flavours, she loves the red velvet or vanilla bean. Starbird Bakehouse is located at 464 Baker Street.

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Arts and Entertainment Listings


The curtain has lifted on The Pajama Game. Thirty young performers are ready to sing and dance their way into your hearts. Come out and celebrate with these hard working young people. Let’s pack the theatre for them and reward their hard work with applause. Buy your ticket now online at or at the box office today from noon until 4:30 p.m. The show runs July 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. with an afternoon show at 2 p.m. on the 28th. For more information contact the Capitol Theatre box office.

by suggested donation of $5. For July, entertainment includes Erin Thompson Dance company, the Gemma Luna Trio, Tofu Stravinksy, and Jimmy Lewis and Friends on the Royal Stage. The Nelson and District Credit Union Stage will feature Erica Dee and Paul Landsberg, Rhoneil, and Mountain Station. For more information and schedules, visit

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Kootenay Legends BC/DC are back at The Royal on Friday, July 27. The Cheddar Bunnies will open. Tickets are $15 at the door. Doors open 9 p.m.

Wu Tang Clan’s Inspectah Deck takes the stage at Spiritbar on Friday, July 27. Nelson’s very own Erica Dee will be opening things up earlier in the evening. Doors open at 10 p.m. and tickets are available at the Hume Hotel.

Bocephus King will be in the Slocan Valley at Timmy Timewarp’s Backyard Stage on August 1. For more information about the location and the time of the show visit

On Saturday, July 28 Jake Ian will play Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw. The show starts at 7 p.m.

Come to The Royal on Wednesdays for Electric Wednesdays with Estevan. Take your turn in the spotlight, or enjoy the music of those who do, at one of the Kootenay’s best open stages. Talk to Estevan to sign up for a timeslot during the night. Instruments provided. Starts 8:30 p.m.

Come and celebrate the lost decade of music and fashion with DJ Terrantino on Saturday, July 28 for Spiritbar’s first ever ‘90s night. Tickets are only $5 at the door. Doors open at 10 p.m.

The Royal is happy to have Brian Rosen and the WhatNow return to the stage. This time they're celebrating the release of their second CD entitled Choose Your Choice. These guys always show us a good time with their earth lovin’ reggae funk. Tickets are $5 to $12 (with a copy of the new CD). Doors open at 9 p.m. Showtime is at approximately 10 p.m.


On Saturday, July 28 Terradactagon will be at The Royal. Cover is on a sliding scale from $5 to $10 at the door. Doors are 8 p.m. Showtime is at approximately 9 p.m.

On Thursday, August 2 the Gabriel Palatchi Band will be at The Royal with Breakfluid. Tickets are $10 and are available in advance at liveattheroyal. com or at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. Showtime is at approximately 8 p.m.

Wax Mannequin will be at The Royal with Rhoneil on Tuesday, July 31. Tickets are $10 and are available in advance at or at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m. Showtime is at approximately 9 p.m.

The Boom Booms will be at Spiritbar on Thursday, August 2. Doors open at 10 p.m. and tickets are available at the Hume Hotel.

On Tuesday, July 31 Cedar Creek Cafe will host Gabriel Palatchi, Latin Jazz pianist from Argentina. He and six piece band will be playing outside in the bandshell. Tickets are $15 and are available at Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw or at the Music Store.

Val Kilmer and the New Coke will be at Spiritbar on Saturday, August 4. Doors open at 10 p.m. and tickets are available at The Hume Hotel.

On Friday, August 3 DJ Czech will be at Spiritbar. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are available at the Hume Hotel. The Royal welcomes Llama to the stage on Friday, August 3. This group is a jam band from the East Shore with a sincere love for the Grateful Dead and Phish. Tickets are $8 at the door. Doors open 8:30 p.m.

Join the Ymir Hotel’s country and bluegrass jam every Friday night. Things get going around 5 p.m. and wrap up around 9 p.m. Enjoy music and wings every Friday night at Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw with Olin and Rob.

FESTIVALS Nelson's summer festival is back for July! West Kootenay EcoSociety invites you to MarketFest on Friday, July 27. You can look forward to 100 vendors on two blocks of Baker Street, a food court featuring an eclectic mix of dinner and snack options, a kids tent with giant bubbles, and seven acts on two stages. As always, the Moving Mosaic Samba band will kick off the event at 6pm, and we'll continue the family-friendly party until 10:30 p.m. Admission is

Buy a square foot of the skatepark for $50 or give a square foot as a gift. This campaign is aimed at engaging the whole community to help build this park 1 square foot at a time!

Want to make a difference in your community? Come volunteer for the ANKORS 2012 Walk for Life!

Be a part of a time-honored tradition that makes a difference in the lives of HIV positive people right here in the Kootenay Boundary Region!

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One of the biggest names in Canadian country music, and the newest member of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, Michelle Wright will do a special concert in Nelson at the Capitol Theatre on Wednesday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for Wright’s Songs From the Halls will go on sale Friday, July 27 at the Capitol Theatre box office, online at or call 250-3526363. All seats reserved and priced at $40 all inclusive.

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 Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Showtime approximately 8 p.m. The Royal is proud to present one very big night of music with Juno Award winner Dan Mangan and very special guests, The Rural Alberta Advantage and The Abrams Brothers on November 7! Tickets are $35 and are available now at, The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and Doors open 6 p.m. Showtime approximately 8 p.m. Add your events to our new online calendar at or email For concert announcements and more, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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Nelson Star, July 27, 2012  

July 27, 2012 edition of the Nelson Star

Nelson Star, July 27, 2012  

July 27, 2012 edition of the Nelson Star