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Wet weather has been wearing on operators of the Nelson streetcar. The portion of streetcar rail bed that runs along the Lakeside Park playing fields has been underwater all summer. Since June 6, the streetcar has only been able to run for two days.

“We’ve probably lost $10,000 in revenue, and our costs aren’t any less. We still have to pay our insurance and electrical,” said Jim Robertson, treasurer of the Nelson Electric Tramway Society. To get the streetcar back in operation, members of the tramway society are raising the flooded section track by 25 to 40 centimetres. The job involves

jacking up the track, digging rail ties out of the muck and moving them to higher ground, then filling in the gap with new balast stones. It’s a big job, especially given that the average age of society members is about 70. “What we really need is some

Local politicians are protesting the impending closure of Nelson’s federal Fisheries and Oceans office and the loss of its two staff biologists. Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko and Andy Shadrack, chair of the Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments, have both written the federal fisheries minister, asking for public consultation first. Shadrack says the Nelson field office was established when it became clear the government couldn’t meet its obligations from its regional headquarters in Vancouver, and while it originally had five people, it has since been reduced to two biologists and one support person. He noted Fisheries and Oceans Canada is the lead agency in developing a partnership on Kootenay Lake between First Nations, various provincial agencies and local government, and further, the Columbia River Treaty is subject to notice of renegotiation in 2014. “We therefore believe that the government would be remiss if it closed the Nelson office,” Shadrack told minister Keith Ashfield. He asked that Nelson and Cranbrook be included as meeting sites for public consultation this summer, before the axe falls. Atamanenko echoed Shadrack’s concerns and said the closure and re-assignment or layoff of staff is especially troubling coming soon after BC Hydro’s Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program closed its Nelson office, with the loss of five biologists. “I am concerned that … consultation processes with key stakeholders have not yet been

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TRAIL — Several million dollars could be injected into the regional economy after Teck Trail Operations handed out signing bonuses to over 1,300 employees two weeks ago. Nelson Chamber of Commerce executive director Tom Thomson expects Nelson businesses will see some benefit from Teck workers having extra money in their pockets. “We think of Nelson as a regional shopping centre for the smaller communities,” Thomson said. “There are lots of Castlegar and Trail residents who come here on a fairly consistent basis for restaurants and theatrical performances.” According to Thomson, around 100 people living in the Nelson area work for Teck on an ongoing basis. “So even on a month-tomonth basis they’re bringing money back into the community,” he said. Six weeks ago, United Steelworkers Local 480 ratified the first installment of a five-year collective agreement, ensuring “business continuity” and “stability” in Trail with one of the best packages to date. The first installment was paid out roughly two weeks ago, and Local 480 president Doug Jones said union members have been receiving “very positive feedback” from the community. “Teck is doing very well right now,” Jones said. “They’re financially in a good spot and there are a lot of good things happening around here. It’s obvious they’re going to stick around for a while and I think this [deal] stabilizes everything.” The agreement included the first ever five-year contract with a record-breaking $10,000 signing bonus. But it was unclear whether employees would invest or spend their earnings locally, Jones said. “I would hate to guess how employees spend their money,” he explained. “But I would hope that if they are spending it, that it would go directly back into the community.”

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Teck Trail signing bonuses could mean millions of dollars injected into the regional economy.

While some retailers in the region have seen a slight spike in sales, they are reluctant to pinpoint exactly how much money the regional economy could see as a result of the recent deal. Thomson noted the influx of seasonal visitors always results in higher sales this time of year, so it’s difficult to know how much Teck workers are adding to that. For major purchases, like buying a new vehicle, it’s easier to credit increased spending power locally. “I think we’re still seeing the same [number] of people each day, but I think more people are making decisions to buy,” said Shawn Brandt, the financial services manager at AM Ford in Trail. “Before, it was people who were anticipating there was going to be a contract that was going to be signed, but now people are coming in and they’re not afraid of making a decision.” Brandt chalked up the recent rise in automotive sales to “job security” and the recent “employee discount” sale in the dealership. “Right now is a good time to buy because of employee pricing, but there’s also a lot of good deals to be had,” Brandt explained. “It just depends what people prefer.” But former Trail city

councillor Roger Catalano questioned how much of the money is staying in Trail. The owner of the region’s only trophy shop, Trail Awards and Promotions, Catalano said the city losing 16 businesses over the last few years may send shoppers elsewhere.

“Teck is doing very well right now. They’re financially in a good spot and there are a lot of good things happening around here.” Doug Jones Local 480 President

“How are you going to get them to spend money when they have nowhere to spend it?” he asked. “We are going backwards.” However, Simon Boka and Brennan Turner from Soundwest Audio Video have been weighing up other factors. Although their business has seen a recent increase in sales, they are concerned about the way it could ante up between Trail and the nearby US market. “It’s all about priorities. We aren’t exactly at the top

of the pecking order,” Boka acknowledged. He felt some of that bonus cash could be heading across the border. “But it’s a bit of a catch-22 because if people shop across the border, there aren’t going to be any jobs for the same people’s kids when they reach the working age in Trail.” However, Boka and Turner said several regular customers have received their cheques and returned to their store, some dropping as much as $600 on high end sound-systems for their cars and $1,000 and up on new televisions. “We’ll get more services and products in Trail if people are willing to spend their money in Trail,” Boka concluded. Thomson said the same is true for the region as a whole. “We try to do as much as we can to educate our local and regional population about the benefits of supporting a local business for the long-term sustainability of their community,” he said. The contract covers 1,180 people in Local 480’s production and maintenance division, and 170 people in Local 9705 for office and technical employees. —With files from Sam Van Schie, Nelson Star


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New wine laws arrive in Nelson SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

At least a few Nelson restaurants are embracing a change in BC liquor laws to allow patrons to bring their own bottle of wine to dinner. Bibo, Relish and the General Store restaurant in the Hume Hotel are the first to welcome store-bought wines at their dining tables. Louie’s and The Wedge at Granite Pointe are considering whether they’ll follow suit. The Star spoke to many restaurants Local bistro Bibo allows diners to bring their who hadn’t heard of the policy change own bottle of wine. Megan Cole photo and others who flat out said they’d never consider it. “The idea is to get more bums in seats BC WineGuys’ Jon Langille expects at restaurants, which is good for everyhis business will benefit if restaurant one,” Langille said. patrons get into the habit of buying wine June McEwen, owner of Bibo, said from the store before going for dinner. despite her restaurant having a carefully “A restaurant should be making mon- selected wine list, she’s interested to see ey off food, and not so much from the what customers will bring in. liquor,” said Langille, lamenting the fact “From time to time we’ve had [out-ofthat wine is often marked up 100 per province] customers travelling through cent at restaurants. who bring in a bottle they picked up “Everybody’s drunk on the money at a winery and are were surprised they make off wine, and I don’t think they couldn’t drink it here,” McEwen they realize that it damages business recalled. “We don’t want people to go elsewhere to drink their wine.” across the board,” Langille said. Both Bibo and the General Store set The BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association advocated for bring your a $20 per bottle corkage fee. The cost own wine legislation, which is already in to have your own wine served at Relish place in six provinces including Alberta is $10 per bottle, plus $2 per glass, so a table of four would pay $18. and Ontario. Trevor Ditzel, owner of Relish, said Langille said most wine lovers plan to eat at home when they want to share being from Ontario the idea of allowing a good bottle from their collection, and patrons to bring wine is no big adjustnow some of those people might instead ment. But he prefers people not bring in choose to bring the wine to a restaurant something already on his wine list. to enjoy. “If they want to bring something dif-

ferent to try, I think that’s great,” Ditzel said. “Usually people in the past who asked to bring in wine were celebrating a special occasion. It’s not something they want to do every time.” None of the participating restaurants have had anyone come in with wine since the law changed two weeks ago. Langille of BC WineGuys’ said it will take time for patrons to adjust to the idea of buying wine before dinner. But he expects restaurants who allow carryin wine will start to see the reward. “It’s going to be the place that offers the cheapest corkage fee that gets the business. That will become another level of competition,” Langille said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if once a place comes out with a $5 corkage fee, everywhere else brings theirs down too.” Over at Granite Pointe golf club, general manager Robyn Mitz is still weighing the pros and cons of allowing bring your own wine at The Wedge restaurant. “It’s a double-edged sword because we make good money off wine but we also want more people to come here,” she said. “I need to take some time to research it before making a decision.” It’s up to each individual restaurant with a food-primary liquor license to decide whether to let patrons bring their own wine. Those that do allow it must serve the wine in the same manner as wine selected off their menu. Only unopened, commercially produced wine may be carried into restaurants and a patron can bring the unfinished portion of a bottle home with them.

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Two sections of the Nelson–Salmo Great Northern Trail have reopened, but a third stretch isn’t expected to be fully available to hikers and cyclists until early September. The Regional District of Central Kootenay says the trail is now accessible from Salmo to Selous Creek and from the ravine trestle to Troup Junction, but a small part remains closed from Selous bridge to ravine trestle due to construction. The closures were due to grizzly bear sightings and a slide in

Hikers can return to a favourite local trail after two sections were reopened, but the stretch between Selous bridge and the ravine trestle, seen here, remain closed due to construction. Samuel Dobrin photo

the spring that damaged the trestle. Joe Chirico, the regional district’s general manager of com-

munity services, said remediation at the trestle will be ongoing throughout August. The closure will be

intermittent to allow crews from contractor Yellowhead Road and Bridge to move trucks and equipment within

the trail. The trestle is expected to be repaired and reopened by early next month.

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Closures unconfirmed by feds

Continued from Page 1 finalized and made public,” Atamanenko told the minister, urging him to name exactly who will be consulted, and when and where those meetings will take place. He said he’s also concerned that removing knowledgeable habitat and protection staff will result in “after-the-fact enforcement and fines rather than beneficial enhancement and protection of important interior fish populations that aren’t tied to the ocean.” The Nelson fisheries office is one of several in BC and the Yukon earmarked for closure, according to biologist Otto Langer, in a memo posted at Offices in Mission, Campbell River, Prince George, Williams Lake, Port Hardy, and Smithers would also be closed, leaving only Whitehorse, Prince Rupert,

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Kamloops, Vancouver and Nanaimo. The closures are part of a reorganization to habitat management included in the recently passed Bill C38, which the government says will “increase efficiency and focus on priorities.” It says the current approach subjects all activities, from large industrial development

to small personal projects on private land, to the same rules, “which is unnecessary to protect the productivity of our fisheries.” Instead, the government will focus on larger commercial fisheries and “draw clear distinctions between different types and sizes of projects and waterways.” A senior communica-

tions advisor with Fisheries and Oceans Canada couldn’t confirm whether or when the Nelson office will close. But Tom Robbins did say employees may be asked to move or be redeployed. He said 130 positions will be lost across the country — a cut of about 25 per cent to habitat management staff — although he wasn’t able to provide regional breakdowns. “We will ensure that we have the resources and capacity needed under the new redesigned program,” Robbins said. According to Langer, the Pacific region will be reduced from 92 people to 60, and staff will have to compete for the remaining positions. In 2003, habitat protection had 120 employees. The Nelson office is on McDonald Drive.

Partners planning for Kootenay Lake ANDREW WOODWARD Nelson Star Intern Reporter

The Kootenay Lake Partnership recently launched its new website providing residents with important information on proper lakeshore practices. “The purpose of the partnership is to develop the science behind lake management planning for Kootenay Lake.” said Ryan van der Marel, the partnership’s chair/co-ordinator. “It was formed in 2010, but there was already work being done prior to that.” Their geographic scope is the West Arm, ending at Taghum bridge, and the main body of the lake. The Kootenay Lake Partnership started working on guidance documents, which will help agencies and their referral processes in terms of compliance and enforcement. The partnership will also be developing a lake management plan that will give direction for all development and

activity on the water, which will require community engagement. “Currently we are working on a process called the foreshore innovatory mapping, where the lake gets broken down into various segments,” said Marel. “Then the ecological and cultural values are evaluated for each lake segment. The second step is to develop an aquatic habitat index, which will rank the segments in terms of what those values are relative to each other, later translating into guidance documents.” Marel said in the fall the partnership will be out on the lake by boat validating their foreshore innovatory mapping. “We will be verifying the different segments and making sure they are consistent with the modeling that was done,” he said. “Then hopefully soon after that we will start to develop these guidance documents. That will probably happen over the winter.”

Marel said next year the partnership will finish the habitat index and begin working towards the lake management plan, which will be a longer process involving a community component. “What sets the Kootenay Lake Partnership apart from others in the province is that it has a strong First Nations cultural component,” he said. Marel believes the partnership is important for the area as it will help protect and inform people and agencies of proper lakeshore practices. “The overall intent is to foster a stewardship ethic around the lake, where people really identify with the values for the lake and understand the ecology,” he said. “Therefore they will take ownership over it and want to conserve and protect and do the best things for the lake in the long run.” For more information about the Kootenay Lake Partnership, visit


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Editorial Bad news if you’re a fish


ord that Fisheries and Oceans Canada plans to close its modest Nelson field office comes as another blow to local waterways. On the heels of BC Hydro’s decision to shutter its Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program office in Nelson — accommodating a government head-cutting edict — it’s enough to make local aquatic life very nervous. Only a few people work in the local office, but as local politicians point out, they play an important role. With management plans being developed for Kootenay and Slocan lakes, and the Columbia River Treaty up for notice of renegotiation in two years, we should be bolstering, not slashing, what little on-theground support we have. As is typical with the feds, trying to extract detailed information from them about the proposed changes is excruciating. Biologist Otto Langer, however, has had the inside track for a while. Back in March, he revealed changes were coming to habitat management legislation. At that time, it wasn’t known the Nelson office would be closing. But now we learn it’s just one of many on the chopping block, along with about 130 positions, which the government claims will “increase efficiency.” “Our current approach subjects all activities to the same rules, which is unnecessary to protect the productivity of our fisheries,” a spokesman told us. “Our new approach will draw clear distinctions between different types and sizes of projects and waterways and takes into account the potential serious harm to our fisheries.” Forgive us if we’re deeply skeptical about this, especially coming from the scienceaverse federal Conservatives. Consultations are promised this summer, but we fear they will be perfunctory, the kind conducted only after a bad decision has already been made. Regardless, let’s hold them to their word — and then let them know how unwelcome their changes are. EMAIL LETTERS TO: The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the BC Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the BC Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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t last somebody in an official position has said something. United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay has called for an independent investigation into claims that Burmese security forces are systematically targeting the Rohingya, a Muslim minority community living in the Arakan region. Even the Burmese government says at least 78 Rohingya were murdered; their own community leaders say 650 have been killed. Nobody disputes the fact that about 100,000 Rohingyas (out of a population of 800,000) are now internal refugees in Burma, while others have fled across the border into Bangladesh. As you would expect, the Buddhist monks of Burma have stood up to be counted. Unfortunately, this time they are standing on the wrong side. Buddhist monks are standing outside the refugee camps in Arakan, turning away people who are trying to bring food and other aid to the Rohingya. Two important Buddhist organisations in the region, the Young Monks’ Association of Sittwe and the Mrauk U Monks’ Association, have urged locals to have no dealings with them. One pamphlet distributed by the monks says the Rohingya are “cruel by nature.” And Aung Sang Suu Kyi, the woman who spent two decades under house arrest for defying the generals — the woman who may one day be Burma’s first democratically elected prime minister — has declined to offer any support or comfort to the Rohingyas either. Recently a foreign journalist asked her whether she regarded Rohingyas as citizens of Burma. “I do not know,” she prevaricated. “We have to be very clear about what the laws of citizenship are and who are entitled to them.” If she were honest, she would have replied: “Of course the Rohingya are citizens, but I dare not say so. The military are finally giving up power, and I want to win the 2015 election. I won’t win any votes by defending the rights of Burmese Muslims.”

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What drives this policy is fear, greed and ignorance — exploited, as usual, by politicians pandering to nationalist passions and religious prejudice.

The ancestors of the Rohingya settled in the Arakan region between the 14th and 18th centuries, long before the main wave of Indian immigrants arrived in Burma after it was conquered by the British empire during the 19th century. By the 1930s the new Indian arrivals were a majority in most big Burmese cities, and dominated the commercial sector of the economy. Burmese resentment, naturally, was intense. The Japanese invasion of Burma Karen Bennett Operations Manager

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during the Second World War drove out most of those Indian immigrants, but the Burmese fear and hatred of “foreigners” in their midst remained, and it then turned against the Rohingya. They were targeted mainly because they were perceived as “foreigners” but the fact that they were Muslims in an overwhelmingly Buddhist country made them seem even more alien. The Rohingya of Arakan were poor farmers, just like their Buddhist neighbours, and their right to Burmese citizenship was unquestioned until the Burmese military seized power in 1962. However, the army attacked the Rohingya and drove some 200,000 of them across the border into Bangladesh in 1978, in a campaign marked by widespread killings, mass rape and the destruction of mosques. The military dictator of the day, Ne Win, revoked the citizenship of all Rohingyas in 1982, and other new laws forbade them to travel without official permission, banned them from owning land, and required newly married couples to sign a commitment to have no more than two children. Another military campaign drove a further quartermillion Rohingyas into Bangladesh in 1990-91. And now this. On Sunday former general Thein Sein, the transitional president of Burma, replied to UN human rights chief Navi Pillay: “We will take responsibilities for our ethnic people but it is impossible to accept the illegally entered Rohingyas who are not our ethnicity.” Some other country must take them all, he said. But the Rohingya did not “enter illegally,” and there are a dozen “ethnicities” in Burma. What drives this policy is fear, greed and ignorance — exploited, as usual, by politicians pandering to nationalist passions and religious prejudice. Being Buddhist, it turns out, doesn’t stop you from falling for all that. Surprise. Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries. Sam Van Schie Reporter

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Letters to the Editor

Seeking answers on outages Re: “Storm clean-up continues,” July 25 Andrew Woodward states “Nelson ... faced a few minor power outages.” We, in the small area of Uphill near Robson and Hall streets, are wondering, once again, why no one at Nelson Hydro was aware that our power didn’t come back on when the rest of the city’s power was restored. We and our neighbours within this very small grid (approximately 10 to 12 homes) were without power for at least 24 hours. When we returned home at 5:30 p.m. on July 20 and found our power out we called the emergency afterhours number and were told that no one knew that our power was still out. Assuming that all of Nelson had its power restored, electrical crews had been sent out to assist the Balfour area. We were told that, since the workers were not in town, our power would not likely be restored until the early hours of Saturday, July 21, and that a tree may have fallen on the lines near Mountain Station. Later, one of our neighbours who also phoned in was told our power would not be restored until even later Saturday morning. Because the weather was hot and humid, we and our neighbours rented and shared

a generator to keep our freezers going. Others were stuffing their refrigerators with bags of ice to keep the contents cool. Several families were out of town and, unfortunately, probably still know nothing of that power outage. Someone from the Nelson Fire Department kindly drove up and had an impromptu street meeting with us and our neighbours.

“Once again, we are wondering when the city will rectify the problem of power outages on our grid.” We were told that a transformer in our neighbourhood — turned out to be only two doors up from our home — had blown and it could not be replaced until a full contingent of electrical workers were available to do the job. That full contingent of workers did not arrive until late afternoon on Saturday, July 21, when the repair/replacement was made within a very short time. Obviously, the reason for the delay was that City of Nelson crews were assisting outlying areas and not their own citizens. Once again we are wondering when the city will rectify

the problem of power outages on our small grid which have been going on since we moved into our home in 1974. Also, several of our neighbours did not realize that the onus is on us — the taxpayers — to inform the city electrical department of power outages in our area. Our neighbourhood would appreciate the city letting us know when this has been rectified as well. And back to the Woodward article, we certainly agree that power outages are inconvenient, but as Debbie Plishka said, “when [power outages] span past 24 hours, it provides a whole new host of problems.” We remember the great distress we went through during an exceptionally cold period during the winter two years ago when our little area had no electricity, therefore no heat, and the temperature in our home dropped perilously until the power was restored many, many hours later. Once again, we are asking the mayor and council to look into this long and frustrating ongoing problem in our small area. Please let us know when it will be rectified once and for all, so that our neighbourhood may enjoy the comforts the majority of Nelson taxpayers enjoy. Gwen Cavanaugh Nelson

Dogpatch vs. the Okanagan

On Friday, July 20, a few seconds after 4:30 p.m., electricity in Crawford Bay went off. It stayed off here on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake for 26 hours. Massive failures also occurred in the Okanagan and other parts of the West Kootenay. Now it is widely believed in other parts of this province that we here on the East Shore don’t matter as much as the Okanagan, because we are all a bunch of hippies.

Some even call the East Shore “Dogpatch.” Well, I say we matter just as much as the Okanagan, and have equal rights to speedy restoration of electricity after an outage, no matter how great. In fact I will go much further and call for the transfer of the Okanagan from FortisBC to BC Hydro. It should have been done long ago; our higher electricity rates reflect that. Without the Okanagan,

there is enough generating capacity in the Kootenays to avoid having to buy electricity from outside sources, mainly BC Hydro. Will the BC Utilities Commission order the transfer of the Okanagan to BC Hydro? We may hope for this, perhaps in vain because, after all, we live in Dogpatch, and the tail must not be allowed to wag the dog. David George Dogpatch Crawford Bay

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Seeds of Growth Planted for Seniors’ Greenhouse Project Tom Atkins from the Nelson and District Credit presented a cheque for $2,000 to the Seniors Economic Environment Development Project’s (SEED) co-ordinator Lee Reid, interim secretary Dan Buckler and interim treasurer Saria Andrew. In preparation for growing in the greenhouses this fall, SEED is currently planting off-site. The group invites the community to watch as they renew the Lakeside greenhouses. While organized by a committed group of seniors, the group is inviting passionate gardeners of all ages to become involved in the project. SEED aims to provide economic and food sustainability for the community by growing fresh fruits and vegetables for those in need. If you’d like more information about SEED or are interested in volunteering or donating, contact Lee Reid at 250-352-3870.

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Nelson Fire and Rescue, the Nelson Star and 103.5 The Bridge are teaming up again for Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation legacy fund’s golf ball drop and the 11th annual legacy golf event, which takes place Sunday, August 19 at Granite Pointe Golf Club. Bryna Idler of the Hospital Foundation and Capt. Jeff Hebert got together at the fire hall last week to help launch the event. All proceeds from this four-person scramble will be directed to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation legacy fund. Registration is $100 per person, and includes a fabulous dinner and a chance to win incredible prizes. Call 250-352-5913 to register.

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Aug 2nd - The Boom Booms Aug 3rd - DJ Czech With Breakfluid Aug 4th - Val Kilmer & The New Coke


Start your summer by doing yoga at the Kokanee Creek Park Visitors Centre. Yoga lessons are offered every Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Take a moment just for you while relaxing in nature sounds. For more detail see or search “EcoSociety” on Facebook. 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.

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 18th - Sweet Pickle & Perching Crow Free Show!

Aug 21st - Elliott Brood Aug 24th - Knight Riderz & Moontricks Live

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St. Saviour’s Anglican Church hosts summer public tours. The church, at the corner of Silica and Ward streets, will be open during 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. 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

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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 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. Wild and Wacky Sizzling Summer Wednesdays continues at the Nelson Public Library on August 8 with fingernail art and duct tape crafts. For youth entering Grade 7 and up, 3:30 to 5 p.m. There will be prizes and snacks. Please pre-register for this event. or call 250-505-5683. A contest for teens is running all summer at the Nelson Public Library. Open to teens ages 12 and up, teens can read a book or two and then write a short review (three to five sentences) of the book. Win all kinds of prizes. First prize is a MuVo T200 Flashdrive/MP3 with radio and voice recorder. Second, third and weekly prizes will be available too. Contest runs til September. More information is available at the library. FUNDRAISER

Locals are helping a

writer who lost her house and all of its contents in the Johnsons Landing landslide get back on her feet with a Mac Book Pro. If anyone can give her one, or can donate towards a new one, visit Digerati in Nelson. CAMPS

Curious, inquisitive, adventurous kids will have a chance to become nature detectives this summer, as they explore the forests, thickets and grasslands of Kokanee Creek Provincial Park. Through a weeklong 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 250-3526346 or moni@netidea. com. Registration deadline is August 17. Cost is $40/ day or $150 for the week. Army of Love is a nonprofit 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 per 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


Nelson’s downtown local market offers up a superb selection of regional organic produce, ready to eat food, local arts and crafts, clothing, body care, and much more. Every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Head down to the Cottonwood Falls Community Market on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a wide selection of vendors that include live plants, crafts, baked goods. WORKSHOP

The Canada Border Services Agency is pleased to offer an information session Tuesday, August 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Community Futures on importing and the documentation requirements. This workshop is designed for individuals and small business entrepreneurs interested in learning about the import process. Other information covered includes: Rate of duty, completing B3 and B2 refund forms, Canada Customs coding form, other government departments, brokers (do you need or want one?), transportation and accounting. Community Threads is offering their second free workshop on Saturday, August 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Nelson and District Women’s Centre. Stella Smith will show how to reuse old clothes and create beautiful rag rugs from them. This workshop is open to Women of all ages. All you need is a large crochet hook and a sense of fun! Booking your place is helpful, but not essential. For more information on this workshop and other events contact

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Entertainment listings MUSIC 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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 Wednesday, August 8 Bruce Cockburn will be playing a second show after his Tuesday night sold-out event as The Royal presents the legendary singer/songwriter at the Capitol

Willy Blizzard Theatre. Tickets are $40 and are available at the Capitol Theatre box office and Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Showtime is at approximately 7 p.m. On Thursday, August 9 The Royal is hosting RIP Jerry. Come celebrate and remember the life and times of Jerry Garcia on the 17th year of his passing. There will be a showing Grateful Dead DVDs all night at The Royal, paying our respects and celebrating in the Be-Good Family style. Willy Blizzard will be at The Royal on Saturday, August 11 with Amos Tanguay. Tickets are $10 and will be available Friday, August 3rd at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and Doors open at 8 p.m. Showtime is at approximately 9 p.m. On Wednesday, August 15 El Papachango will be at Spiritbar. Doors open at 10 a.m. Ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel. Slynk will be at Spiritbar on Thursday, August 16. Doors open at 10 a.m. Ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel.

DJ Hoola Hoop will get the dancefloor moving on Friday, August 19. Doors open 10 a.m. Ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel DJ Sweet Pickle will take the stage with Perching Crow at Spiritbar on Saturday, August 18. Doors open at 10 a.m. Ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel.

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

FESTIVALS The Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival is back this weekend with music by Five Alarm Funk, Taj Mahal Trio and more. There will be also performances by local favourites like Bessie Wapp, Clinton Swanson and Laura Landsberg. The festival begins August 3 and wraps up on August 5. For more information visit their website at

VISUAL ARTS Come into the Craft Connection/Gal-

lery 378 for the month of August to see their new show, Bestiary, featuring Deb Thompson and Corre Alice. There is an opening reception on August 10 from 6 to 9 p.m.

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENTS 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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Arts Retired Teacher Releases First Book

Classroom experiences shared in new book SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

Mike McIndoe has met a lot of great kids. He was a public school teacher and administrator for 34 years — working as principal at Salmo secondary, Trafalgar middle and L.V. Rogers secondary schools — prior to his retirement. And he raised three children of his own. Now he’s self-published his first book titled Great Kids: The Traits They Share, which he describes as “a relations book, about how to listen, how to value, and how to help kids reach their potential.” The book combines research from experts like Gordon Neufeld and Barbara Coloroso with McIndoe’s own observations from his years working with kids. “I remember early on in my teaching career, when my kids were young, I would look at the really cool kids I was teaching and think, I hope my kids can turn out like Blair or Miles or

Shannon,” McIndoe said. His definition of a great kid isn’t based on academic or athletic achievements, but rather, “they’re kids who are socially conscious, have lots of self esteem and feel good about themselves, and are basically just productive, good citizens.” He started to pay attention to what these type of kids have in common. He found the most important factor is a parent or set of parents who nurtured these desirable characteristics. “Parents of the great kids I identified were intuitively doing what experts were saying they should do,” McIndoe said. But he also noticed that it doesn’t necessarily have to be a parent that guides a child in the right direction. “Sometimes I’ve seen kids who have really struggled and there’s been one person in their life who has really made a difference, maybe a coach or teacher,” McIndoe said. That’s why he says his book isn’t just for parents but for

anyone who works with young people. He’s been selling copies at his Rotary Club meetings, local swim meets and during his Parenting Today workshops, which he’s hoping to offer more of. “I have a number of different workshops, from a quick 20-minute presentation to a full course with six three-hour sessions,” McIndoe said. During these workshops, he sells his book for $15 with $5 from each sale going to a charity chosen by the organizer. For example, when he sells books at his Rotary Club, he gives a portion of sales to the skatepark fundraiser. “Because I self-published this book, I have a bit more flexibility in marketing than somebody who sells it through a publisher,” McIndoe said. To buy a copy of Great Kids: The Traits They Share or for information on McIndoe’s Parenting Today workshops, visit The book is also for sale at Otter Books.

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Retired principal Mike McIndoe signed copies of his first self-published book, Great Kids: The Traits They Share, at Otter Books on Saturday.

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Notice WATER QUALITY ADVISORY HAS BEEN RESCINDED Effective July 30, 2012, the City of Nelson, in consultation with the Interior Health Authority, has rescinded the “Water Quality Advisory” that was issued on July 16, 2012. Throughout the period of the advisory, other than some cloudiness, the water tests have been good. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL THE CITY OF NELSON’S PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT AT 250-352-8238. This notice must be posted in a conspicuous location in all private and public buildings.

Take one part rock ‘n’ roll, one part jazz, and one part country, shake it up with a gorgeous and dynamic voice and call it A Simple Twist. This new recording from Laura Landsberg sees her changing up tunes by artists like Bob Dylan, CCR, and Van Morrison. Landsberg is accompanied by a group featuring the great talents of Daniel Lapp (violin), Miles Black (piano), Paul Landsberg (guitar), Ken Lister (bass), and Tony Ferraro (drums). Her voice leads the way, taking us on a magical musical adventure. Great songs, great musicians and Landsberg’s great singing, equals classics made new with A Simple Twist. The musicians on this recording are exceptional. The album features Steve Dawson (Zubot and Dawson) on guitars, dobro and pedal steel, John Reischman (of the Jaybirds) on mandolin, Daniel Lapp on violin, Pat Steward (The Odds) on drums. “I feel very fortunate to have a large representation of players that were on the recording for my set in Kaslo,” said Landsberg. Her talent comes naturally; she is the daughter of world-renowned trombonist and composer Ian McDougall. “I was born in London, England while my father was playing with Johnny Dankworth,” said Landsberg. “When I was a baby he used to play the song Laura to me on his trombone.” Landsberg leads a busy life as a mother to six children, a teacher and a jazz singer. She has been performing her unique blend of

jazz, blues and gospel music throughout North America for over 20 years. Her credits speak for themselves. As well as leading her own groups, she has performed with Chucho Valdez, the Brubeck Brothers, Neil Swainson, Ron Johnston, Steve Dawson, Hugh Fraser and VEJI, Desafinado, and has been a featured soloist with the Spokane Jazz Orchestra. Landsberg has been described as, “A remarkably fresh and unpretentious singer” by the Spokesman Review. Perhaps Paul Grant, from CBC’s Hot Air put it best when he said, “With so many singers trying to sound like someone else, it’s a treat to hear Laura Landsberg’s fresh and original voice. She’s a natural.” Landsberg will play on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival. For a full lineup and schedule visit

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Streetcar needs community help

Cont. from Page 1 25-year-olds to help us do this,” laughed Bill Randel, track maintenance supervisor for the tramway society. After three days of hard labour, volunteers have made it through about a third of the 180 metre stretch of track. Occasionally they find rail ties that have rotted from being waterlogged for so long and need to be replaced. Robertson estimates the job will cost between $70,000 and $80,000, which is more than the tramway society can shoulder on its own. He hopes some other community groups will step forward to help fund the project. “We don’t usually ask for hand outs, but this has been a really hard year for us,” said Robertson. Besides financial contributions, Robertson suggested groups or individuals could help work on the track or an excavating business could donate equipment to make the job go faster.

Affordable Housing

Grant funds Ward Street SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

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Tramway society vice president Terry Thompson digs out a rotten railway tie.

“The sooner we can get the streetcar running again, the sooner we’ll be back to nor-

mal and have money coming in,” Robertson said. To help out the

tramway society, contact Robertson at 250-352-7949 or

Ward Street Place is among four Kootenay housing projects to prequalify for a new grant to increase affordable housing. Nelson CARES society, which owns the 100-year-old apartment block at Ward and Victoria streets, must now submit a full business case for the renovations it plans to undertake to add 12 new low cost rental units to Ward Street Place. If that meets the criteria of the funders — Columbia Basin Trust and BC Housing — a grant for over $1 million could come their way by the end of the year. “There’s a lot of pieces that need to fall into place between then and now,” explained Jenny Robinson, executive director of Nelson CARES. “We’re happy to be into the next phase of the application, but nothing is for sure yet.” Projects in Salmo, Fernie and Revelstoke were also selected to move to the next phase of qualifying for a piece of the $10 million that the funders are offering over three years. A total of nine submissions were reviewed for this first round of funding. For Ward Street Place, the affordable housing grant would pay for just over half of a $2 million revitalization project to not only increase the number of rentals, but also increase safety and energy efficiency in the 32 existing units and restore the building’s exterior.

Besides money from the grant, Robinson said funding for the project will come from refinancing the mortgage on the building and a fundraising campaign slated to begin in September. “The grant is like the domino that will set the whole thing in motion,” Robinson said. “We don’t want to go to the community for help until we’re really sure we’ll be getting the funding.”

“The grant is like the domino that will set the whole thing in motion.” Jenny Robinson Nelson CARES Executive Director

Part of the project includes moving Stepping Stones emergency shelter from the basement of Ward Street Place to its own building downtown. Nelson CARES has put an offer on a new location and is also awaiting approval on that, according to Robinson. Nelson CARES purchased Ward Street Place in 2002 as a social enterprise. It leases out five commercial spaces in the building and uses that revenue to offset the rent on residential units. There is always a list of people hoping for a spot in the building. “This project would go a long way to helping us house more people safely,” Robinson said.

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Prices effective at all British Columbia and Alberta Safeway stores Friday, August 3, 2012 only. We reserve the right to limit sales to retail quantities. Some items may not be available at all stores. All items while stocks last. Actual items may vary slightly from illustrations. Some illustrations are serving suggestions only. Advertised prices do not include GST. ®™ Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under license by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and Canada Safeway Limited. Extreme Specials are prices that are so low they are limited to a one time purchase to Safeway Club Card Members within a household. Each household can purchase the limited items one time during the effective dates. A household is defined by all Safeway Club Cards that are linked by the same address and phone number. Each household can purchase the EXTREME SPECIALS during the specified advertisement dates. For purchases over the household limits, regular pricing applies to overlimit purchases. On BUY ONE GET ONE FREE items, both items must be purchased. Lowest priced item is then free. Online and in-store prices, discounts, and offers may differ.





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THREE-BEDROOM FAMILY HOME This three-bedroom family home, with its attractive gabled roofline and generous covered veranda, combines the charm of a cottage with the convenience of a one-storey rancher, providing all the amenities required by a contemporary family. Entering the angled foyer, a formal dining room is to the left, with a doorway to the kitchen, and a coat closet is situated directly ahead, for guests’ convenience. The great room, separated from the foyer by a half-wall, features a large fireplace. The great room flows into the kitchen area and into a bayed-out nook, ideal for breakfast and casual meals. Working in this kitchen, the cook will never feel isolated, thanks to the open plan. A window over the sink will let in lots of natural light. A prep island provides storage and counter space, and a pantry provides additional storage. The master suite overlooks the back garden and boasts a walk-in closet as well as a spacious en suite with a soaker tub, double sinks and shower stall. The second bedroom has its own three-piece bathroom. The laundry room contains a handy linen closet, and enjoys access to the double garage. Adjacent to the laundry room is a two-piece powder room for guests. The third bedroom, handily located by the front entrance, could double as a home office or den.


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Exterior finishes include wood siding, painted trim, square columns and vertical siding over the garage doors. The home measures 50 feet wide and 70 feet deep, for a total of 1,929 square feet. Plans for design 5-3-654 are available for $664 (set of 5), $745 (set of 8) and $792 for a super set of 10. Also add $30.00 for Priority charges within B.C. or $55.00 outside of B.C. Please add 12% H.S.T., 13% H.S.T. Or 5% G.S.T (where applicable) to both the plan price and Priority charges. Our 44TH Edition of the Home Plan Catalogue containing over 300 plans is available for $13.50 (includes taxes, postage and handling). Make all cheques and money orders payable to “Home Plan of the Week” and mail to:

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam


Western Forest Products Inc.

IN LOVING MEMORY Elma N. Verigin Born:Nov. 20, 1925 Passed: August 2, 2011

Dear Mother, You will never be forgotten. In our hearts your memory lingers Always tender, fond and true; It is there your smiling face we see, And there your gentle voice we hear. As in the days that used to be. The hands of time will not turn back To when we were all together. But in the memories we cherish, You will be with us forever. Your loving family: daughter Sharon (Wayne), son Larry, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Notice of Service

Donna Marget May It is with a heavy heart we announce the death of Donna Marget May on July 29th, 2012 at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson, BC at the age of 72. A celebration of Donna’s life will be held on Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at 2:00PM at the Prestige Lakeside Resort located at 701 Lakeside Drive Nelson, BC. In lieu of flowers donations are greatly appreciated in Donna’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society Box 292 Nelson, BC V1L 5P9. Online condolences may be expressed at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

Taylor, William Alexander (Alex) passed away suddenly April 3, 2012 in Vancouver, B.C. He is survived by his sister, Margaret Roemmele (Bryan), 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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SHERWOOD EMERSON MOORE 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.


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Career Opportunities

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Career Opportunities

FINE WOODWORKING (JOINERY) INSTRUCTOR/INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT A full-time, short-term position on our Silver King campus You will be part of the Selkirk College School of Industry and Trades Training. In the Instructor position, you will teach to all levels of the Fine Woodworking (Joinery) program; in the Instructional Assistant position, you will provide support to the program. Along with Grade 12 and Joinery Trades Qualification, you have at least 5 years’ practical fine woodworking industry experience and are proficient with computers, including word processing, email and software applications such as TurboCad and Moodle. Ideally, you are skilled in furniture design and have an Instructor’s Diploma, a BC Teaching Certificate, Carpentry Trades Certification, previous teaching experience and curriculum development skills. More than anything, you have the initiative, dedication and drive to create a quality and motivating learning environment for students, and to become a valued member of the highly motivated Selkirk College team. This is a full-time non-regular position of unknown duration commencing September 1, 2012.

FOOD SERVICE WORKER On-call positions available at our Castlegar, Silver King and Tenth Street campuses Cashiering, food preparation, catering, dishwashing and cleaning will all be on the menu as you support cafeteria services in these on-call positions. You have Grade 12, FoodSafe Level 1, WHMIS certification and at least one year of related experience. When applying, please let us know how you learned of this opportunity. Closing date for both positions: 4 pm, August 7, 2012.

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CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR: HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC Our team is looking for a Ticketed Heavy Duty Mechanic who has strong organizational skills and can effectively manage our maintenance program for our fleet of heavy equipment and trucks. Job Duties and Expectations: - Maintain equipment and repair or replace defective parts, components or systems - Manage our maintenance and inspection program - Able to work independently and be a self-starter. - Test repaired equipment for proper performance - Adhere to our safety program and processes Minimum Qualifications: - Current Heavy Duty Journeyman certification - Able to work independently and be a self-starter. - Capability to plan and organize tasks - Class 5 Drivers License (minimum) - Experience maintaining Heavy Equipment and Tractor Trailers - Welding experience is an asset This position offers a competitive wage, a benefits package, camp accommodations, travel allowance and opportunity for both employees and subcontractors with or without a mobile mechanics truck. Interested applicants can send resumes to: or Fax to (780)573-1197

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Small ads, BIG deals! Help Wanted 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. IMMEDIATE Opening for Ex. Upholster & sewers, Kelowna 250-860-0523 & 250-491-9454

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Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) is responsible for the on-going planning and delivery of community supports and services for adults with developmental disabilities and their families throughout the province. Competition 2012.072: Facilitator – Creston $26.50 to $35.07 per hour Facilitators represent CLBC as the primary contact for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Facilitators may act as a key point of contact for individuals and their families; responding to crisis situations, resolving problems, coordinating services, creating and implementing individual support plans. Facilitators assist individuals and families to connect to their community, to build on the strengths and assets of the individual, as well as help them develop achievable goals. Qualifications: Bachelor of Social Work Degree or equivalent. Experience working in Community Living field with children, youth or adults with developmental disabilities and their families. For a complete list of qualifications and duties please review the job description on our website. For more information on this and all other available positions, visit our website: Closing Date: August 16, 2012

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.



Help Wanted


AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for welders. Due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20km west of Lloydminster. We have openings for 10-3rd year apprentices or journey person welders. We offer best wage in industry. 3rd year apprentice $28$30/hr, journeyperson $32$35/hr, higher with tank experience. Profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine at (office) 780-8462231; (fax)780-846-2241 or send resume to:; Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform.

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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. CITY OF YELLOWKNIFE Assistant Superintendent, Solid Waste Facility. The City of Yellowknife is seeking an individual to assume the position of Assistant Superintendent, Solid Waste Facility. For more information on this position, including the required qualifications, please refer to the City of Yellowknife’ s web page at: or contact Human Resources at (867) 920-5659. Submit resumes in confidence no later than August 10,2012, quoting competition #902-105M to: Human Resources Division, City of Yellowknife, P.O. Box 580, YK, NT, X1A 2N4; Fax (867) 669-3471 or Email: CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence, accommodations provided for out of town work; Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780444-7103. EXPERIENCED PARTS Person and an Inventory Clerk are required for a progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000 sq.ft. store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: Motivated & Enthusiastic Certified Dental Assistant Required for busy practice. Experience an asset. Resumes accepted: 201-402 Baker St, Nelson fax: 250-352-2275 Old Cowboy Ranch needs Ol’ Cowboy or Cowgirl for growing business. Great opportunity for a mature, capable, experienced person that has a friendly attitude and enterprising personality to do guided trail rides, pony rides and more. Lots of room for expansion. Seasonal work. Contact Johni at 1-888-299-0592 or

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

Trades, Technical

DYNAPRO Automotive Ltd in Rossland has a position available for a Licensed Automotive Service Technician or a 4th year apprentice. We maintain and service all makes and models and require the applicant to have a good knowledge of all vehicles. We are a small but progressive facility and provide a high standard of service for our customers. Your own full line of tools and transportation is needed. This is a full time position and pays straight time. The level of pay will be dependent on history and knowledge. Please submit your resume to or fax to 1800-934-9794. PH: 250-3625516


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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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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 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


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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

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UNFINISHED 2 STORY cabin on 2.8 acres at 926 Riondel Rd near the Ashram. To be appraised mid July. Price likely well under $200,000. Terms negotiable. Excellent for handy person or couple. Great small starter home with beautiful lake view bench to build on. Please call 780-566-0707











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.








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3 bedroom, 2 bath home for rent in great upper Rossland location. W/D F/S NS NP Long term rental only. Min. 1 year. Great home for small family. Close to schools. Rent plus utilities. 250-229-4622 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 2-Bdrm Waterfront Duplex Johnstone Rd, private beach, 1 bath, large deck, shared laundry, partially furnished, N/S, $1375/mo.+ utilities. Avail. Sept. 1st - 3522693 Small 1 bdrm cabin w/beautiful lake view, recent reno, new kitchen, windows etc... great for non smoking, mature single or couple with no pets. $850/mo heat, power & water included. Ph 250-551-3336

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STEEL BUILDING - Huge clearance sale! 20x24 $4,658. 25x28 $5,295. 30x40 $7,790. 32x54 $10,600. 40x58 $14,895. 47x78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel, 1-800-668-5422.

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Nelson: 2 bdrm, recently reno’d, deck, hardwood floors, Dishwasher, WD, N/S N/P $1200/m + electric avail Sept 1st 250 354-3384 NELSON: 2 bdrm with private entrance walking distance to downtown, children ok, cats ok includes gas, phone, internet & satellite $1000/mo or $500/room + hydro 354-1456 NELSON, High St Place 2 Bdrm, 2 bath, Den secured parking, storage unit Avail Aug 1st 250-551-1553

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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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Trucks & Vans FOR SALE: 2001 Honda Odyssey 141k kms Excellent Condition, Tow Pkg, Roof Pod Fully loaded, Zero rust, Super clean inside & out. Leaving the country Must be sold! Car prove $7000 OBO 250-352-3640 250-666-0884


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Want to Rent 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


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Cyswog ‘n’ Fun

Triathalon training tips

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e’re getting close to the day. Parts of your body may hurt. Parts of your mind may be telling you you’re nuts. Ignore them. You are an athlete no matter what your brain might say; that’s only history talking — parents, friends, glossy magazines. Why believe what those say anyway? Keep swimming, biking and running. If you need reassurance, hear this: You are going out and doing it, ergo you are an athlete. Congratulations. Now get out there and do it. The swim. You are strengthening your strokes of choice at this point: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, dog paddle. In the pool do whatever combination will get you through the swim and onto the beach. Get into the lake if you haven’t already done so and feel the chill of the water. Get your head under and see the murkiness. I’m telling you it’s OK. I’ve swam in the race area of Kootenay Lake many times, and Ogopogo’s cousin does not live there. The most frightening things you’ll encounter, other than swimmers (which are the scariest, I assure you), are fleeing fish, weedy things and your thoughts; anything scary you can imagine (I’ve imagined many; we could get together and write an encyclopedia of imagined scary water things) will only cause you to tense up. Swimming’s hard enough without that. These are only thoughts. Let them go. Let’s talk about open water sighting. Unfortunately no lines are marked on the bottom of the lake to direct you. There are two elements to sighting: one is that you need to see where you are going, so lifting your eyes to look is necessary; the other is that you need something to look for. Books could be written on open water sighting technique: lifting only your eyes before taking your breath then breathing, kicking a little harder, pulling a little harder, blah, blah. Do what you need to do. Get in the water and practice.

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25% to 50% off green fees Swim, look for a large object and point your body in that direction. Take anywhere from six to 10 strokes and look again for that magical object. In my experience the magical object looks impossible to miss when not swimming. When actually swimming, the object truly is magical because it has vanished. Those large buoys they put out on race day? Useless for sighting until you are within spitting distance. Pick something large like an unusual tree or a building. Use it as much as possible. When all else fails, follow the swimmers in front of you and pray they are somewhat on course. Keep sighting for your magical object because you cannot assume those swimmers in front of you are even going in the right direction. And though it can seem endless out there, it does end, just like every other swim you’ve ever done. Tuck that in one of your cerebral crevices for race day. It will end. Practice sighting. As for biking and running, at this point you are increasing your time or distance on the bike, limiting yourself to no more than a 10 per cent increase in a week, right? Also, you provide yourself with plenty of rest to let your body leap to new levels of fitness. It would be a good idea to throw in one or two bricks before race day.

A “brick” is a training simulation of moving from bike to run, so called because often your legs feel like a “ton of bricks” getting off the bike and attempting to run. That awful stilted feeling when your legs seem like they’re not bending and your running stride is about six inches long? It’s natural. Everyone gets it. You just need to get used to the feeling. For me, it takes about two kilometres on a warm day to get rid of the feeling. That’s close to 10 minutes or so. A good thing to do is try it, learn what it feels like, before race day. Go for a normal bike ride, then get off the bike and quickly put on your running shoes and attempt to run for 15 minutes. If it feels downright weird and unnatural, then that’s about right. You are sharing an experience that almost every athlete, including all those graceful racing-car-creatures that seem to float above the earth, goes through. Enjoy it. Congratulations, you are truly an athlete. Now get out and train — but do not increase distance or time (whichever you are using to measure) more than 10 per cent in each discipline in a week. Rest: sleep, stretch, meditate, levitate, whatever relaxes your mind and spirit. Celebrate your new fitness and achievement. You are already a champion.

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Do you have burgers on your menu?

Beef? Chicken? Salmon? Veggie? Do you think you have the best burger in town?

Enter the First Annual Nelson Star Best Burger Contest to win bragging rights and your restaurant featured on the front of VURB on Friday, September 7 (Road Kings weekend!) Contest will run from August 8 to September 1. Cost is $299 to enter, $200 if you run a regular Kreyv ad.

What your investment includes: • Your logo on a 1/2 page ad each Friday for 4 weeks • An ad spot on a full page ad each Wednesday for 4 weeks • Your logo on all promotional posters • Your logo on the Nelson Star online contest page • And...a write up and photo of your burger by VURB editor (and foodie) Megan Cole in the Nelson Star Space is limited! Enter today!






Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Nelson Star


Sunspun chicken breast strips frozen, 4 kg 257984

99 each

50-60, frozen, 227 g box 148991



Valuplus hamburger buns or hot dog buns package of 12 192729

87 each


SeaQuest™ cooked shrimp ring


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fresh peaches or nectarines product of USA, No. 1 grade 723703/ 724114

/lb 1.68/kg




McCain Rising Crust Cresendo or International pizza

Nestle Pure Life water

selected varieties, frozen, 480-900 g

24 x 500 mL



97 each



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August 01, 2012 edition of the Nelson Star