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Motorcyclist Killed

Kootenay Storytelling Festival Reborn

Accident west of Nelson claims life

Bringing stories back to life

SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

A father and son motorcycling pair were run off the road by an out-of-control SUV on Highway 3A at about 3 p.m. Tuesday. The father didn’t survive the incident. Clifford Wright, 66, of Swift Current, Saskatchewan, was riding his motorcycle in the eastbound lane through Shoreacres, heading towards Playmor Junction. His adult son was on a separate bike behind him. The section of highway where the incident occurred is three lanes wide, with two westbound passing lanes. According to a press release from RCMP, the SUV — driven by a Winlaw resident — was in the passing lane overtaking a logging truck when it lost control and drove into oncoming eastbound traffic just as the motorcyclists were approaching. Wright and his son took evasive action. Story continues to ‘Police’ on Page 27

Ray Stothers and John Galm are organizers of the newly-revived Kootenay Storytelling Festival, to be hosted jointly by Procter and Nelson on September 15 and 16. Greg Nesteroff photo GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter


fter a five-year hiatus, the Kootenay Storytelling Festival is coming back to life. Eight storytellers are expected to spin tales during the weekend of September 15 and 16, beginning at the event’s birthplace in Procter before migrating to Nelson, where the festival will be held in future. Barry Gray, past organizing committee chair, says the village never got a chance to say goodbye to the popular summer event, which ran from 1999 to 2007. No

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one realized the last one would be the last until long after the fact. “I don’t think it was evident at the time,” says Gray. He and wife Ursula Heller, another key organizer, went away for a year, but no one stepped forward to take their place. “Not that we did it singly, but it was a lot of our effort to keep it going,” Gray says. “Nobody said ‘we’re going to take this on to make sure it keeps happening.’” In the intervening years, storytelling in the Kootenays has been kept alive in a variety of ways: there’s an annual day-long event

in Passmore, it’s been offered as a weekly program at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park, and more recently, a storytellers’ guild has formed in Nelson. Gray says the time seemed ripe to bring the festival back — and bid farewell to Procter. “The idea of reviving it in Procter and saying goodbye to Procter felt right,” he says. “We put it out to the community and there was pretty strong support to have it happen again and also to let it Story continues to ‘Procter’s’ on Page 4



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News Japanese Students in Nelson as Part of Sister City Partership with Izu-Shi

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Nineteen students from Nelson’s sister city of IzuShi, Japan, are getting their first taste of the Kootenay this week. Since arriving on Monday, the group toured Nelson and met Mayor John Dooley, took a trip over to Crawford Bay, and went kayaking in Slocan. “For many of these students it’s their first time out of their home country, so just the international experience is huge for them,” said June Spearman, homestay coordinator for the exchange program. The visiting students stay in homes with local families who speak little, if any, Japanese. This gives the students a chance to practice their

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the Fukushima nuclear plant also stopped students from visiting this year. However, Spearman did get a chance to go to Izu-Shi back when her son was in middle school. He was selected for the exchange and she went as a chaperone. “He was deeply impacted by the opportunity,” she remembered. “He went on to study Japanese for two years at university.” Izu-Shi (population: 33,000) is a farming-based community located 140 kilometres south west of Tokyo on the Izu peninsula. It is an amalgamation of four cities: Toi, Nakaizu, Amagiyugashima — and Shuzenji, which was Nelson’s original sister city. In the process of amalgamating, Izu-Shi ended up with two sister cities. The First Time Buyer

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other one is Hope, BC. The students will visit there next week, and also spend a couple days in Vancouver before flying back to Japan. “I think it’s good, they get to see some very different parts of the province,” Spearman said. “Of course, they like coming here the best,” she joked. On Saturday at 4 p.m., the mayor of Izu-Shi will join the exchange students at Cottonwood Friendship Gardens in Cottonwood Park where they will be dedicating a plaque and a magnolia tree to commemorate the 25th year of their sister city agreement. The ceremony marks the students’ final day in Nelson, and they will be dressed in their Japanese yukata, summer kimonos, as they thank the people who hosted them during the visit. REDUCED

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News Nelson’s Best Burger Contest: Relish

A sweet, salty, spicy mix MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

There is something to be said for an amazing traditional burger, but at Relish, chef and owner Trevor Ditzel is putting a tasty spin on the old classic. Relish’s popular Uncle Buck burger is in the running for Nelson’s Best Burger along with the Hume Hotel, Jackson’s, Finley’s Pub, Bite, Bogustown Pub, Uptown Tavern and Kootenay Time. Diners have a chance to their vote where there mouth is in selecting for who they think has the city’s best. Ditzel — who opened Relish in the winter — said he has the best burger because of what is in the patty itself. “My patty alone is really unique which I think makes it Nelson’s best,” he said. “You don’t really see the dried figs and the other flavourings anywhere else. We hand make it all here, it’s not just

The Relish entree in the Best Burger Competition: the popular Uncle Buck burger.

a store bought burger with toppings.” In addition to the handmade patty — which Ditzel said is a variation of an old meatloaf recipe — the Uncle Buck has Swiss cheese, bacon bits, sweet potato chips and hot peppers. “I wanted there to be that sweet, salty, spicy mix all at once,” he said. “Inside my burger I have dried figs for

sweetness, Swiss cheese, scallions, spices like chili pepper, paprika and stuff like that to give it some spice and flavour and obviously a good ground meat and we use chuck. It’s juicy and it spills all over the place, which really highlights my idea of a good burger.” Ditzel has taken time to eye up his competition and has picked out a couple top rivals.

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“Before I saw the votes coming I thought the Hume would be stiff competition with it’s 100 Mile Burger, and I really didn’t know but I figured Bite would be high up in the votes too,” he said. To vote for Nelson’s Best Burger visit and click on the contests tab. Voting closes on September 1. The winner will be announced shortly after.

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Even though the Southeast Fire Centre is reporting the Five Mile Creek and Syringa fires are now 100 per cent contained, a new spot fire near New Denver is now being fought by one initial attack crew and one helicopter. According to an update from the Fire Centre, the New Denver fire was



caused by a lightening storm in the area last week which resulted in a few small spot-sized fires. The area of the fire east of New Denver near the Silverton Creek is 0.009 hectares. Despite the record rain earlier this summer, the fire centre is reporting that there are 47 fires occurring in the last week. “Fourty-three of those were caused by

lightning and the remaining four were person-caused,” read the update. “Quick response from initial attack crews, have lead to many of the 47 fires already extinguished. However, a few remain burning. None are threatening any communities or structures, but some are visible to surrounding populated areas.” The fire danger for most of the region is rated as moderate to high with some patches of extreme.

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Procter’s run impressive feat Continued from Page 1 go. It feels like a natural progression: goodbye Procter, hello Nelson.” Ray Stothers, who’s involved with the storytelling guild and is helping organize the reincarnated festival, notes Nelson has a larger volunteer base. “It’s absolutely unheard of that a place the size of Procter could have such an amazing festival for so many years,” he says. “The idea was spectacular and they really ran with it. And then they succumbed to the thing almost all festivals succumb to when there’s no paid administrator: eventually, when you do something with that much artistic and historical merit, it becomes difficult to run it off the side of your desk.” Day 1 of the festival will be along the lines of previous ones, with 20-minute stories running simultaneously in the Procter schoolhouse, community hall and old church. The second day is in Nelson, where venues haven’t been firmed up yet, but will be centred on Baker Street between Kootenay and Falls. While the line-up isn’t finalized either, veteran performers Carolyn McTaggart, Susan Hulland and Wendy Voykin will all be back, along with Gray, telling tales of Kootenay history. Kokanee Creek Park interpreter Olivia Van Jarrett will also have a story based on natural history.

A TASTE OF AFRICA The revived Kootenay Storytelling Festival will feature a couple who practice a unique form of West African storytelling and now call Nelson home. Twenty years ago, University of Colorado music professor John Galm took a sabbatical to learn about world cultures and studied the talking drum in Senegal. “My teacher showed me how it was used in their culture,” he says. “Everybody knew the proverbs the talking drum says. I thought it was a kind of Morse code — you’d play a certain beat and people would understand that. But it’s all based on language.” His teacher, known as a jali, was among a group of oral storytellers who retain family histories going back thousands of years. They might spend an entire night telling stories to a village’s inhabitants, who are obliged to pay for the privilege. But if the jali feels his audience is being stingy, he may suddenly remember unflattering tales about their ancestors. “All of a sudden the money starts rolling in!” Galm laughs. “It’s quite dynamic. Every time it’s a different realization according to what audiences want and need to hear.” Originally drawn to this area by a tai chi camp at Johnsons Landing, Galm and wife Alyne retired to Nelson a few years ago. He’s agreed to chair the new storytelling festival. The idea is to have the Galms welcome people to the festival and point them to the different venues. “They’ll basically have guerilla storytelling wherever there’s a group of people,” Stothers says. — Greg Nesteroff The festival is courting a few people from outside the region to round out the bill, including one from the Toronto Storytelling Festival who happens to be in BC. Stothers says putting local and international storytellers on the same stage will broaden the festival’s scope and demonstrate the calibre of homegrown talent. “We’ve got great storytellers

here,” he says. “If anything’s been missing it’s been getting people who have international experience standing next to them so that our people are seen as competent, capable, and skillful and the stories stand up in great ways.” Ticketing hasn’t been worked out, but a single pass will get you into all three venues. A fourth venue may be reserved for longer stories.

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The Stories Behind Our Streets

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

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

ANDERSON STREET: Anderson in on Infamous Murder Investigation


elson remembers Henry (Harry) Anderson in two locations in Fairview — Anderson Creek and Anderson Street. Anderson’s first notable appearance in local history was in 1885. As Const. Anderson of Hot Springs Camp he was the law enforcement officer called to investigate the murder of Thomas Hammill on the Bluebell mine site at today’s Riondel. The investigation concluded with the capture and conviction of Robert Evan Sproule, who later died by hanging in Victoria. In 1888 Harry Anderson was appointed mining recorder for the West Arm.

Seeing the possibility of making a little money on the side, he pre-empted a block of land in present-day Fairview, slashed a trail to it, and built his home office near the present Lakeside Park, at the former mouth of the creek which now bears his name. By 1892 he had sold out to Victoria developers and moved to Kaslo where he and his family lived until his death early in the 20th century. His son, journalist Torchy Anderson, was well known throughout BC and Harry himself lives on in Nelson in the landmarks which bear his name.

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he homey atmosphere of the three-room tent hotel that John and Josephine Ward ran so impressed Gilbert Malcom Sproat that on his first sketch map of Nelson he named Ward Creek for John and the first street east of the creek for Josephine. J.W. Cockle remembers: “The primitive hotel was provided with a stock of both solid and liquid refreshments. As everyone packed blankets, linen was not furnished with the sleeping accommoda-

tions.” By 1888, the Ward family was housed in Nelson’s fourth wooden building (first on Vernon Street), although their new log hotel wasn’t built until 1889. Pioneer Bob Yuill states: “Mrs. Ward was a great worker. [In] the summer of 1889 she caught about 200 pounds of trout and put them up in salt for the Silver King Mine. She had a little boat and would go down after her work was done, catch her fish, come home, clean and salt them.”

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rank Herbert Latimer, an irrigation engineer born in Ontario in 1860, is remembered in Latimer Street. When Lord Aberdeen was planning his Coldstream Ranch near Vernon in 1890, he brought Latimer west to bring in water needed for a successful operation. By 1890, Nelson was growing quickly, and more saleable land was needed. A pioneer Nelsonite, Newlin Hoover, owned the uphill area adjacent to the existing townsite and was willing to abandon his pre-emption for a sum which allowed him to relocate. The new owner, J.D. Townley, hired CLARIFICATION In Wednesday’s front page story “Shambhala festival-goer dies of suspected overdose” it stated that in 2010 Owen Rooney sustained a head injury at the music festival. In fact, Rooney suffered his head injury two days after the festival in what police say was an assault in Christina Lake. Rooney disappeared from Grand Forks hospital on August 14, 2010 and has not been seen since. Due to a technology error, our online contest for Nelson’s Best Burger was reporting incorrect numbers. The error has now been correct and voters are now only able to vote 10 times per day. We apologize for any inconvenience.

surveyors Garden, Hermon and Farwell to map his purchase which was later designated District Lot 150, Kootenay District. Frank Latimer was then hired to plot the new area into blocks and lots. In the fall of 1891 he laid out a triangle of which the base was the south side of Silica Street from west of Slocan Street to Park Street on the east, and the apex was the block of Robson Street between Hall and Hendryx Streets. His work completed, and his memory secured in the street bearing his name, Latimer returned to his agricultural land work in the Okanagan. He died in 1948.

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wo summers ago the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation was putting the finishing touches on the most monumental fundraising efforts in this community’s history. Out of the tiny office in the lobby of the local hospital, the Foundation managed to cobble together more than $1 million in donations in two years. From bake sales to classic car raffles, it was an effort that brought the community together. That money has since been used to purchase a long awaited CT scanner. It was a historic high point for the Foundation, but by no means the end of the good work the volunteer board of directors carries out on an annual basis. Without the annual equipment purchases made by Foundation efforts, Kootenay Lake Hospital would not be nearly the facility it is today. This Sunday, the Foundation is again asking the community to give. But in the spirit of summer, this event returns the favour in fun. The 11th annual Legacy Golf Event tees it up at Granite Pointe with a goal of raising more than $10,000 for the Foundation’s ongoing projects. The best part of this golf tournament is that you don’t even really need to know how to play. It’s a scramble format which means an individual sport becomes a team game. Groups of four will share shots in a day that’s more about laughs than scores. And regardless of your level of play, there’s plenty of prizes up for grabs. Throw in a nice meal in an unbelievable setting and the $100 entry fee hardly seems like a charitable donation. There are still several spots open in the event and those wanting to get into the swing of giving can call 250-352-5913 to register. You can sign up as individual or in a team. The forecast for Sunday calls for another beautiful summer day. What a perfect time to come together as a community and celebrate an organzation that truly helps form the foundation of where we live. The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

Food for Thought — Megan Cole

Big festival, simple values


n Friday morning I packed my car and set off for Salmo River Ranch. I first went to the farm which hosts Shambhala last year in July, just after moving to Nelson. I went to the site to learn about the family and the story behind what has quickly grown to be one of Canada’s premier music festivals. I met Corrine Zawaduk — one of the event’s executive directors — and her dad Rick Bundschuh, I heard stories about what I’ve come to realize is the heart and soul of Shambhala. Shambhala is — of course — a music festival focused on electronic music, but it’s more than that. Since I was 18, I have been to a lot of music festivals, more than I can count really. I’m not an expert in event planning and management, but I am a music lover and a journalist, which means I have a curious mind. I have been to music festivals that vary in size from Unity Fest in Winlaw, to Vancouver Folk Fest, to Rifflandia in Victoria and Sasquatch in Washington State; and having been to many festivals I can say without question that Shambhala is different. On Monday morning I was told by the festival’s executive producers about the death of 23-year-old Mitchell Joseph Fleischacker. My heart ached for the family of this young man, for his friends and for the festival organizers.

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Corrine Zawaduk (left) and dad Rick Bundschuh on the Salmo River Megan Cole photo Ranch last year.

As I spent time with the executive producers and organizers during this tragic time, it became apparent to me the family that is behind Shambhala not only cares about each other, but has extended that to the people that call the farm home for the duration of the festival. The distress and sadness of what had happened was on everyone’s face because they had lost a member of the Shambhala family. The event has endured a lot of criticism from the local community since it began. They are put under the microscope and condemned for the actions of the attendees of the festival. There is drug use at Shambhala. The festival organizers don’t deny that and don’t try to hide from that reality. But there is also drug use at every music festival. From marijuana to beer, festival-goers often indulge in substances while enjoying some good music, and many stay sober and enjoy the music and experience Bob Hall Editor

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as well. Unlike a lot other festivals though, Shambhala takes a proactive approach to harm reduction. Shambhala does not encourage drug use by suggesting that using them will enhance the enjoyment of the event. As you drive in to the grounds there are signs like “Take Good Care of Each Other,” and “You are Home.” There is a wish tree, where attendees can hang notes of encouragement and hope for their community and for the festival. Few events take an approach like this to their festival-goers. They aren’t just a source of income, but a part of a larger community. There is a heart and soul to Shambhala that doesn’t exist with any other event I’ve been to. They truly care about the people that attend their event and in that encourage attendees to care about each other. The organizers also care about their community and reinvest their earnings

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into the community they call home. As I spent time with Zawaduk on the last day of the festival I could see that behind the sadness she was feeling for Fleishackers loss, there was a sense of pride and happiness for what she and her family had created. Shambhala isn’t just a party on a farm with 10,000 and world-class electronic music, it is a community that comes together and inspires people to be who they are. In the past year, since I attended the event for the first time in 2011, I have gotten to know the executive producers and many members of what they call the “farmily.” When you speak to any of them about the festival, passion, inspiration and devotion ooze from every part of them. They don’t do it to make money, win awards or gain acclaim from the industry. They do it for the people who attend. In speaking to people from the music and festival industry at the VIP barbecue on Saturday night, the words “worldclass” were uttered by almost everyone. But while the festival may be in the international spotlight, at the root of it is a family, who are essentially farmers, who had a vision for a festival 15 years ago and have built something that as a community we should be proud of. Megan Cole is a reporter at the Nelson Star. She can be reached at reporter@

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The Disney World of the Kootenays I’m certain that Anice King’s letter (“Time to clean up Nelson,” Nelson Star, August 10, 2012) was offered as bate and I took the hook! The Seattle letter writer has a valid point: Nelson could easily be missing the opportunity to become a “Disney World of the Kootenays.” Baker Street is the obvious choice for the nostalgic drive through a “heritage” city. I agree that having the seating

areas does take away from prime parking space, but what if Lakeside Park offered a multi-level parkade, with shuttle service along Baker Street? There could be stunning dioramas showing the evolution of Nelson from dirty young people and hippies to the modern small town sophisticates who really should be living in Nelson. Water rationing aside, it should be mandatory that

every person in the City of Nelson bathe once each day. With slight adjustments to “smart meters,” a printout could be generated to defend one’s claim of not being dirty. I don’t know what is wrong with Nelson, but is this the only city that has marginalized, unemployed dirty young and hippy people? Has anyone been to Seattle? Ron Robinson Nelson


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HUGS. To all the Nelson taxi drivers who were so helpful and patient with a temporarily handicapped senior passenger. HUGS. To a local business owner for his superior and gracious repair of several items. - Enlightened in her Chair SLUGS. To Shombie Zombies and other such enthusiasts who think it’s okay to steal from local businesses just to make your experience that much cheaper. Toilet paper, trays, garbage bags, whatever. We still have to pay for them. It’s inconsiderate and really downplays the festival. Also, forcing your filthy smell and undesired “music” on the public does not help the image either. The least you could do is clean up after yourselves when you leave. HUGS. To the wonderful crew on the Osprey who dealt so professionally with a medical emergency, from their first aid expertise to calling the ambulances and going as fast as possible to get back to Nelson. A big thank you to you all. HUGS. Huge hugs to a true gentleman who offered his arm to an elderly lady as she stumbled on Stanley Street. In my haste to get her home I neglected to offer you a ride home, for that I am truly sorry. Thanks to you, chivalry is alive and well and living in Nelson. SLUGS. To the few people that feel they have power priorities over the thousands of people out on the North Shore and the dangerous power lines lying all over the ground. Also how do you think the power company knows if your power is off? How long did you wait before you called in? I guess you are one of the few that want smart meters so you don’t have to make a phone call? Get serious, think before you slam the guys that worked all night to get the power on. We are all hydro customers not just the taxpayers.

SLUG. To the person who felt the need to leave a note on my green subaru telling me that torturing my dog is illegal. My husky chinook is the most spoiled dog in the whole town. They know her by name at the dog park, rails to trails and Dairy Queen. I left my dog in the car with windows down for five minutes while I went into Safeway to grab a cooked chicken. We had just been on a hour walk in the dog park where she had been swimming in the cold water as well as sharing an ice cream at Dairy Queen. She was not tied up. She has a dog bed in the back as well as bones and toys to chew on for the five mintues I am away. If your life is so boring as to leave notes on very spoiled dogs’ cars then I feel sorry for you. SLUGS. To the Nelson city police for having three officers come out of bushes at 10 p.m. up at Gyro lookout. My friend and I were enjoying the view of Nelson and the only ones there. They were intimating and it was weird. Why do we need so many police officers. HUGS. For the amazing support we received from our community and well beyond. The kindness of neighbours and strangers alike truly touched us. Thanks to everyone for the help to find our missing wee girl. Sometimes it takes a village, and we are so very fortunate to have one. SLUGS. Big slugs to the freak(s) that set some some garbage on fire in a back alley, right beside the gas meter. You could have endangered the lives of a lot of people in the building, if it wasn’t for the fast response of the Nelson Fire Rescue. HUGS. To the Remedy’s Pharmacy for being willing and able to facilitate uncommon treatments for uncommon ailments. How fortunate we are to have the sophistication of a compounding pharmacy in Nelson. Thanks for going above and beyond, and for the lovely un-drugstore-like environment you provide. - A Happy Customer

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Letters to the Editor

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Nelson’s slide a concern In response to Anice King’s letter (“Time to clean up Nelson,” August 10, 2012), I couldn’t agree more. I first visited Nelson back in 2000 and came back on a fairly regular basis during the following five years. At that time, I was so impressed by the vibrancy of Baker Street and downtown Nelson. Since moving here a few years ago, I’ve noticed a steady decline (and in so many ways) that has erased those first positive impressions from my initial visits here, as a tourist. Having people begging, block after block (sometimes aggressively), store fronts boarded up, “visitor areas” taken up by locals sitting around puffing away... gives nothing but a very poor impression. And speaking of puffing away, those filthy cigarette

butts littering the sidewalks are also a complete turnoff, when taking a stroll down Nelson’s main street these days.

“Since moving here a few years ago, l’ve noticed a steady decline that has erased those first positive impressions...” Again, when I visited as a tourist, many years ago, it seemed to be the exception not the norm for people to be smoking. Now, every second person seems to be puffing smoke in everyone else’s faces, with no concern for their own health and certainly no one elses. I think the dog bylaw is far from the problem here. If people are respectful and keep their dogs on

a leash in the downtown area and of course clean up any messes, I say why not? There are a lot bigger problems on what is being called by some these days “Begger Street” when it comes to the view, especially for anyone visiting or considering moving here. One last comment on King’s letter, she hit the nail on the head when she mentioned the lack of vision being shown by the city and chamber of commerce. I don’t know if this situation can be turned around again or if enough local people really care anymore. But there are plenty of other “tourist towns” in BC where travellers can stop and spend their money. It’s time to start actually doing something, not just talking about it, before it’s too late. G. H. Hartman Nelson

Caps off to Cyswog effort This is to congratulate all the organizers, volunteers and participants who made the 30th Nelson Cyswog triathlon such a resounding success. Everyone had great attitude, the weather was perfect and the lake water had warmed up quite a bit. Heartfelt thanks are due to Larry Bickerton and his board of directors, to the team of trainers who caringly converted “newbies” into triathletes, to the prize donors, the massage team, and to everyone who made it happen so perfectly. I was also grateful for the Cyswog hoodie I received for being the oldest participant in the race. Michael Pratt Nelson

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Start your summer by doing yoga at the Kokanee Creek Park Visitors Centre. Yoga lessons are offered every Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Take a moment just for you while relaxing in nature sounds. For more detail see or search “EcoSociety” on Facebook or visit 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. 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 played with radio and voice recorder. Second, third and weekly prizes will be available too. Contest runs til September. More information at the library. The first Redfish Fest happening at the Kokanee Creek Provincial Park on Sunday, August 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Join us to celebrate the Kokanee

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Tee up for a fabulous day of fun featuring golf, prizes, fabulous food and the return of the outrageous Golf Ball Drop on Sunday, August 19. 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. Call 250- 3525913 to register. Come out and “golf for the health of it.” 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 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.

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1) Purchase a new smoke alarm from a local retailer (some have reduced pricing for residential smoke alarms) 2) Drop off the new alarm at the Nelson Star Office (514 Hall Street) anytime from Monday – Friday between 8:30am & 5:00pm 3) Your name is automatically entered in our Monthly Draw for great prizes!

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Oxygen Art Centre’s third annual Summer Art Camp is a one week or two week long program combining visual arts, theatre arts and breakdancing for ages five to 13. Instruction is provided by local, professional artists and arts educators, whom bring their passion and experience to the table by designing unique, fun and creative programming. Children are encouraged to enjoy the process and follow their own creative intuition, while exploring and experimenting with a range of art making techniques and theatre arts and dance practices. For complete information or to register online, phone 250-352-6322 and email There are two weeks scheduled for the camp: August 21 to 24 and August 27 to 31. Age groups are divided into three time slots: Ages five and six from 9 to 11 a.m., ages seven to nine from 11: 30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and ages 10 to 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. with a maximum of ten students in a class. Nelson’s 4Cats Arts Studio is offering weekly art camps for children aged five to 12 throughout the month of August. 4Cats is a quality art studio that uses professional materials, boasts a highlytrained staff, and provides a creative, stimulating, and energetic environment for your children to create their masterpieces. For details on upcoming camps or to register your child, visit nelson of come by the studio, located at 524A Victoria Street. MARKETS

Nelson’s downtown local market

The Slocan Valley Historical Society is pleased to offer two exciting workshops this summer as part of their ongoing Village & Valley History project. Introduction to Archival Practice and Managing Archival Photographs August 28th & 29th, 2012 at WE Graham Community School in Slocan, BC

These workshops are open to anyone with an interest in volunteering in local archives or in managing their own collections. For more information please email:

This project is funded by Columbia Basin Trust and the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.

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. For more information visit 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. For more information visit Marketfest is back for the last event of the year on Friday, August 24. Head down to Baker Street to enjoy the music, food, local vendors and more. For more information about MarketFest visit ecosociety .ca POLITICS

The Nelson-Creston Green Party is holding its annual general meeting on August 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Rotary barbecue shelter at Lakeside Park in Nelson. Everyone is welcome! Speakers will include Michael Jessen, provincial green energy critic, speaking on the proposed Enbridge Pipeline, Kim Kratky of Jumbo Wild, with an update on its campaign and Candace Batycki, Nelson city councillor, talking about being elected. Bring something for the barbecue after the meeting. For more information or if you would like to volunteer, phone 250-3527300 or email nelson.creston.greens@ For more events or to add yours to our online calendar visit or email

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News Festival Organizers Wrap Successful Festival; Already Start Looking Toward 2013

Shambhala at a pivotal point in evolution MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

The 15th annual Shambhala Music Festival came to a close on Monday and despite a Sunday tragedy that resulted in the death of an attendee, organizers said it was “amazing.” “It was incredible this year,” Corrine Zawaduk, executive producer told the Star on Monday as the festival wrapped up on the Salmo River Ranch. “We were really focused on tightening up some of our processes.” There were 10,000 people in attendance at this year’s festival, which in addition to showcasing some of the world’s best electronic music, aimed to go beyond the

music. “We wanted to give the downtown a new feel,” said Zawaduk. “We did this work in the fall where we were really looking at what to add to Shambhala. Our stages are really great, they are artistic and beautiful, but we wanted to see what we could give our crowd that would complement that.” The festival’s downtown encompasses hand-picked vendors, a gallery space known as Bass Camp which also houses the event’s Shambassadors, a garden and a food market in addition to first aid, human resources and other operational facilities. “As much as we are all one on the dancefloor, you also want to

Shambhala executive producer Corrine Zawaduk.

meet and greet people and self express,” said Zawaduk. “We are trying to create this downtown zone that’s gardens and arts and about socializing. We created a little tea tree hut which turned out to be an epically beautiful spot instead of just a hut.” Zawaduk said in their 15th year, organization of the festival keeps getting better and better. “We keep trying to up our level of service,” she said. “We realize with the mainstreaming of electronic music that it’s going to be tougher for us to differentiate ourselves. Also for us because we’re non-sponsored, we don’t have any support and all these DJs are making a lot more money than they used to. For our

longevity we have to ensure that we have exceptional service, that everyone has a great time and we really have to work on those things to make sure we’re still here in another 15 years.” After selling out in record time and winning accolades including the 2012 Breakspoll award for best large event, Shambhala has gained a reputation for being a world-class festival. “I feel really, really proud to hear that we’re being referred to as a ‘world-class’ festival,” said Zawaduk. “I have been going to other festivals and events to learn how Story continues to ‘Achieve’ on Page 13




On July 26, 2012, pursuant to the Utilities Commission Act (Act), FortisBC Inc. (FortisBC) filed an application (Application) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) for the Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project (AMI Project). FortisBC requests approval of a revised depreciation rate of five percent for the proposed AMI meters. The AMI Project has an estimated capital cost of approximately $47.7 million and is expected to commence in late 2013 and be complete by 2015. FortisBC proposes to install 115,000 residential and commercial AMI meters.

Participants and other parties are requested to submit comments prior to Friday, September 7, 2012 on the need for Community (Public) Input Sessions in the areas of Trail, Osoyoos, and Kelowna. A Procedural Conference will be scheduled to address the process by which to continue the review of the Application after and if Community Input Sessions are held.

INTERVENTIONS Persons wishing to actively participate in the FortisBC proceeding must register as Interveners through the Commission’s website at or in writing, by Friday, September 7, 2012. In their registration, Interveners must identify the issues that they intend to pursue, and indicate the extent of their anticipated involvement in the review process. Interveners will each receive a copy of all non-confidential correspondence and filed documentation, and must provide an email address if available. Persons not expecting to actively participate, but who have an interest in the proceeding, should register as Interested Parties through the Commission’s website or in writing, by Friday, September 7, 2012, identifying their interest in the proceeding. By participating and/or providing comment on the application, you agree that all submissions and/or correspondence received relating to the Application will be placed on the public record and posted on the Commission’s website.

An initial regulatory timetable for review of the Application is outlined in Appendix A of Order G-105-12. In order to maintain firm contract pricing on the AMI system, FortisBC requests Commission approval of the proposed CPCN by July 20, 2013. PUBLIC INSPECTION OF THE DOCUMENTS The Application and supporting documents will be available for viewing on FortisBC’s website at and on the Commission’s website at The Application and supporting documents will also be made available for inspection at FortisBC’s Head Office at Suite 100, 1975 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 7V7, and at the BC Utilities Commission office, Sixth Floor, 900 Howe Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6Z 2N3. FURTHER INFORMATION For further information, please contact Ms. Erica Hamilton, Commission Secretary, by telephone (604) 660-4700 or BC Toll Free at 1-800-663-1385, by fax (604) 660-1102, or by email


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Organizers looking at different approaches Continued from Page 11 to achieve that world-class level of service and every time I go to a different show I see, for example, a lot of festivals and events use contracted workers. Instead, we work really hard on integrating everyone. Everybody is an employee of Shambhala Music Festival, there are not a lot of contracted workers here. We really work with them on customer service, because to us it’s all about the people on the dancefloor and it’s all about their experience. They are the shareholders in our company.” The mainstreaming of electronic music through the inclusion of the genre in many top 40 songs, has

changed the demographics of the festival. “What we’re finding is that this mainstreaming of electronic events is also mainstreaming the attendees that are coming and with that you are getting club bar stars and this whole un-Shambhala element coming into the show which has caused some problems for us this year,” said Zawaduk. “With the fame and the world-class attention, there comes problems as well. There will be a debriefing with our security and first aid teams and looking at how to tackle that in the future. We’ll come up with a strategy.” One of the strategies organizers are looking at im-

plementing in the future is memberships. “Scalpers have become a real problem for us,” said Zawaduk. “They are buying bulk tickets and we have no idea who they are selling them to or where they are going. If we do a membership where everyone is a citizen of Shambhala, we feel we might have less of these people who come just for the sake of the party and not for the sake of participating in the community.” The biggest reward for Zawaduk is in the comments she hears from attendees. “It’s always touching to hear that people can feel like they can be themselves here,” she said.

“They feel like they aren’t going to be judged for wearing butterfly wings or just to come and dance. It is really liberating for a lot of people. We hear a lot of great stories out there from folks that this has touched their lives in a way that they carry it in their heart for the rest of the year.” She said the event often inspires people to pursue careers as videographers or in lighting and sound. “Even though we face challenges that a city might face at this point and at this level in our growth, there is a lot of beauty and magic happening here and it inspires me everyday to keep going,” said Zawaduk.

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Travis Hauck Rides Epic Race Solo

Crossing the Rockies

Travis Hauck at the finish line of the TR4 section of the TransRockies Challenge mountain bike race that went from Fernie to Canmore, Alberta, from July 28 to August 3. The full race covered some John Gibson photo 330 kilometres of terrain. SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

For Nelson’s Travis Hauck spending seven straight days on a bike saddle, riding single track, up and down mountain trails, is something he looks forward to all year. That’s what he did at the TransRockies Challenge, a 330 kilometre crosscountry mountain bike race from Fernie, BC, to Canmore, AB.

“It was epic,” he said, recalling the second half of the TR7, seven-stage ride, “I was out front with only a couple pros in front of me and hundreds of riders behind me.” He said the remoteness of the ride is a huge attraction. “You feel like you’re on a backcountry adventure, far away from any support,” he said. “The adrenaline really kicks in, you don’t want to make any mistakes, you

don’t want to get a flat tire, you’re out in the wilderness, so you never know what to expect.” Organizers provide aid stations where riders can fill their water and grab some food, but Hauck doesn’t like to take his feet off the pedals until he’s past the finish line. “When the race starts, I just want to go full speed Story continues on Page 15



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Out of the competitors that challenged the full seven day race, Hauck finished third overall.

Continued from Page 14 and try to win it,” he said, explaining he carries all his own water and nutrition to last him through the duration of the ride. The TransRockies Challenge is actually two races that can be done back to back or individually. The TR4 is four days and the TR7 adds another three days to the route for a total of seven days. To race in the TR7, you’re supposed to be part of a two person team. Because Hauck was racing solo his results for that section weren’t recorded, however, he said he finished third overall among the 15 people who had raced all seven days. In the TR4 he finished 12th out of 45 racers in the open mens category, which is men

under 40. He was about 54 minutes behind the top finisher in that section.

“It’s definitely harder to do it solo. It was definitely lonelier this year, not having anyone along just for the moral support.” Travis Hauck Race Competitor

This was Hauck’s second year entering the TR7. Last year he entered with Brian Cooke and the pair finished third, 20 minutes behind the top finishers.

“It’s definitely harder to do it solo,” he said, explaining he missed having somebody to draft off of in flat sections, as well as just somebody to talk to. “It was definitely lonelier this year, not having anyone along even just for the moral support to keep you going.” However he managed to keep within sight of the pro racer in front of him. “I wasn’t going to let him out of my sight because I wanted to beat him and he was close to the same fitness as I was,” he said. Hauck competes in about 10 cross country, mountain biking races per year, including other multi-stage rides outside of Canada. The next race on his calendar is a 100 kilometre ride at Kaslo Suffer Fest next month.

Kootenay Lake Levels August 15, 2012 For the benefit of Kootenay Lake area residents, the following lake levels are provided by FortisBC as a public service. Queen’s Bay:

Present level: 1746.16 ft. 7 day forecast: Down 14 to 16 inches. 2012 peak:1753.78 ft. 2011 peak:1751.71 ft.


Present level: 1744.85 ft. 7 day forecast: Down 14 to 16 inches.

Levels can change unexpectedly due to weather or other conditions. For more information or to sign-up for unusual lake levels notifications by phone or email, visit or call 1-866-436-7847.

Kindergarten Registrations for September 2012 now being accepted for full and half-day programs. For information and to download application for admission see or contact the School OfÀce 250.352.6919


Friday, August 17, 2012 Nelson Star


Cornerstone Children’s Centre SCHOOL AGE CARE PROGRAM

Start date: September 4, 2012 Program will run from • September to June • Monday to Friday • Before and after School Care • Full Days on Pro-D Days

Includes pick up and drop off at Hume school (250) 352-9910 Program Coordinator email: Church website: Located at 611 Fifth street

OPEN HOUSE Saturday August 18 • 10am - noon

Hosted by Jana Cook

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

Laurie Schneider 250-505-3305

New address on Baker St

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


ALL IN A ROW More than 50 athletes from around the province took part in the Nelson Rowing Club’s summer regatta on Saturday. Races in several categories with a wide variety of ages were on the water of the West Arm all morning and into the afternoon. Bob Hall photos

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Annual General Meeting Mark your calendar!

Wednesday, September 19th, 6:30pm for an evening of democracy & celebration at our new home-to-be: 708 Vernon Street

Kootenay Co-op 295 Baker Street

ph: 250 354 4077


eat local choose local Verna’s Country Kitchen, our featured local producer Verna’s Country Kitchen established its home-based business with the help of Community Futures in 1995. The mother/daughter family business is known for its traditional Russian cuisine recipes, providing local delis such as Save On Foods with weekly fresh products. Our philosophy is to maintain the same quality standards of wholesome homemade food from our Nelson-based certified commercial kitchen to your home. Recently, to meet the growing demand for organic and natural foods, we have been switching our products over to 100% organic ingredients.

Now at Save On Foods: Organic Spinach Feta Quiche $4.99

Organic Potato Pyrahi $2.49

1200 Lakeside Dr. Nelson, BC V1L 5Z3 (250) 352-7617

Organic Bean Pyrahi $2.49


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Allegro Dance and Musical Theatre Program Classes in Ballet and Musical Theatre are now being offered in Nelson and Kaslo starting in September

Contact Lynette Lightfoot (250) 229-5772

FREE tuition!*

Administrative Skills Training TRAIL CAMPUS: SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 – MARCH 1, 2013 NELSON CAMPUS: JANUARY 14 – JUNE 28, 2013

Make your family a part of the team BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

This certificate program will run for 24 weeks, 27.5 hours per week. Students will develop knowledge and skills in office proficiency, interpersonal communication, keyboarding, basic business math, MS Office (Word, Excel), internet usage, office technology, records management, communications and creation of business documents. WHMIS World Host and OFA Level 1 first aid training is included. All students will gain direct work experience through a 60 hour practicum component. *for qualified applicants

APPLY TODAY! If you are unemployed you can take advantage of this great opportunity for FREE tuition. Call the Selkirk College Trail campus at 250-368-5236 to learn more about this program or visit



Funding provided through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement.

BRYCE ALDERSON Residency Captain/First Team Midfielder

TAKE YOUR GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL ARE YOU A SERIOUS SOCCER PLAYER LOOKING FOR MORE TRAINING? Whitecaps FC Academy helps you improve your skills while training with professional club coaches.



Register today for supplemental training for goalkeepers and outfield players, delivered in partnership with Soccer Quest.


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For more information or to register visit:

WHITECAPSFC.COM/KOOTENAY or call 250.352.4625

Nelson Junior Leafs in Search of Billet Homes

Lori Stocks is a busy hockey mom. With two young boys in the game, her life is centered around cold mornings in the rink and winter road trips all over the Kootenays. It’s a hectic schedule in pursuit of Canada’s game. With another busy season only weeks away, why would this hockey mom bring on a Nelson Junior Leafs hockey billet? “Seeing them interact with my own kids is the biggest reward,” said Stocks. “[My kids] look up to these guys and over the course of the season they develop a really strong connection. It becomes a positive experience for everybody involved.” The Stocks family first signed up to be a Leafs billet four seasons ago. The team was looking for good homes and Stocks took the plunge. Former Leafs captain Gavin Currie was the first extended house guest. Known as one of the classiest players to pull on a Nelson jersey in the last decade, the Abbotsford native

Leafs goalie Patrick Defoe was one of the Stocks’ billets last season.

was a perfect starting point. “I was a little nervous, but the first one was really nice,” said Brady Stocks, who was four when Currie arrived. “So I wasn’t nervous anymore.” “I thought it was really sweet, I was stoked,” said Austin Stocks, Brady’s older brother by four years. They were hooked after that first season. Currie ended up staying with the Stocks family for a total of three seasons. Two seasons ago they also took on Marcus Dahl and Dustin Johnson. Last season the family had goalie Patrick Defoe and sniper Brett Norman. “They are very kind, they help you with your hockey,”

said Brady who is now seven and really enjoyed having Defoe come out to his novice practices to help him with his puck stopping techniques. “It really does feel like they are part of your family,” said Austin. “They feel like they are your brother.” Despite the rich rewards for families who take on players, this is the point of the season which causes the club’s billet coordinator the most stress. With the majority of the roster made up of players from elsewhere, there are about 15 young men to house each season. Story continues to Page 19

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Sports Continued from Page 18 As it has for the last two seasons, the task of billet co-ordinator for the team has fallen to Lori Stocks. “It’s a challenge,” she said. “A lot of people don’t really understand what the responsiblities are, some people think it is a headache. I think some people assume you have to drive them places and they are going to eat you out of your home. You don’t have to drive them anywhere and though they are growing boys, the billeting costs easily cover that.”

Billets are paid $600 per month for the seven months they feed and house the players. Stocks said it is easily enough to ensure the athletes are well fed. Though billet homes are encouraged to make the players part of the family — whichever dynamic that may include and it certainly does not require the hosts to have kids — Stocks said the responsibility is pretty hands-off. Since most players are at least 16 and many have their own vehicle, there is not a lot driving. The players also lead very busy lives during the season

with school, jobs, nightly practices and weekend games. Players must also adhere to team rules and individual house rules. And if for some reason personalities don’t match, the players can always be moved. Back to the rewards of the experience, Stocks said it is not only about forming bonds with the out of town athlete. “It’s not just an experience with the player, you get to know the families too and we have a good relationship with Gavin’s family,” she said.

And like all things in life, Stocks said it’s never a bad idea to pay it forward. “I have two boys in hockey and you never know where they are going to go in their hockey career,” said the busy hockey mom. “If one of them ever had to go elsewhere to play and be billeted, I would hope they would treat my kid the same way we have been treating the players who have come into our home.” If you are interested in billet for the season contact Lori Stocks at 250-352-0573 or by email at


Photo courtesy of Barb Houston.


Wednesday, August 22 Thursday, August 23

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. to noon


Summit Lake Provincial Park, south of Nakusp


A free, family, fun event with lots to see and do. Learn about western toads and other local species. Drop in anytime, but parking is limited so please carpool. Containers provided.

For more information visit or call 250 354 6333.



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Join BC’s largest event to help animals! Sunday September 9th, Lakeside Park Registration opens at 9am, walk begins at 10:30

For complete info, to register online, to download pledge forms visit:

Fun family activities throughout the morning! Free snacks, coffee, juice, and a (cruelty free) BBQ lunch provide for registrants! Thousands of dollars in prizes for top local fundraisers in kids, youth, adult, and team categories!




Veterinary Hospital


Full MLS® Service at a Fraction of the Price


n Sunday, September 9th, Nelson animal lovers will be offered a chance to break the law for a good cause. For one morning only, Lakeside Park will welcome dogs as part of the 2012 Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause. The event is the BC SPCA’s single largest fundraiser for the year and is integral in helping them continue to speak for those who can’t speak for themselves. The SPCA is encouraging the whole family to come out for an enjoyable stroll along the waterfront, rain or shine. All money raised at the event goes directly to the Nelson branch and local animals. Registration will be available at the event, starting at 9 am, or online at www. There will be a dog agility demonstration among other exciting distractions before the walk. Oso Negro coffee, juice, and snacks will be provided complimentary. There will also be a specifically dedicated children’s area with a variety of games and face painting available. The walk begins at 10:30 and runs from the Lakeside Park to the Prestige Inn and back. After the walk dogs will have the opportunity to visit the dog wash station or participate in a variety of doggy games. There will be fun for the humans too and some fantastic prize packages will be awarded to the top fundraisers in youth, adult, team, and youth team categories. Prizes this year include a $500 local restaurant package, a $300 outdoor adventure package, and a brand new tablet computer. “You don’t have to have a dog to participate,” says Nelson branch manager Rob Andrew, “for a $25 donation, you still get a tax receipt, a t-shirt, and free food and drinks.” All participants will have access to a free complimentary barbeque featuring exclusively vegetarian or local cruelty-free meat (provided by Kootenay Co-op) options. In addition to everyone who comes out for the walk, the SPCA would like to thank the local businesses sponsoring the event: 103.5 The Bridge, The Nelson Star, Osprey Community Foundation, Shambhala, Speedpro Signs, Selkirk Veterinary

Hospital, All Play, Safeway, Kootenay Co-op, Remedy’sRX. Jackson’s Hole, Enso Hair Design, Kootenay Canines, Max & Irma’s, P.E.T.S., One Percent Realty, and Selkirk Eyecare. For further information, contact the Nelson SPCA at 250-352-7178 or drop in to the Adoption Center at 520-C Falls St, above the bowling alley.

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Event Day Registration/Pledge Form Walk Location/ Branch:

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS 1. If you are registering at the event and/or have pledges to turn in at the event please complete this form. 2. All information requested is important to us. Please complete the form carefully.

3. Please print clearly and make all cheques payable to the BC SPCA. Tax receipts will be issued for pledges of $20 or more. 4. Bring this completed form along with ALL collected pledges to the event.

Please fill out this section if you HAVE already registered for this event

5. A registration fee may be required to participate. This fee may vary depending on walk location. 6. Download personalized pledge forms online, opr get additional forms from the BC SPCA, Scotiabank and Bosleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s locations in BC.



Participant ID Number: Your participant ID number can be found on your online participant centre at

* To qualify for pre-event prizing you must pre-register online at or download and send in a pre-registration form found at

Please fill out this section if you HAVE NOT yet registered for this event

Participant Name: Address: City:


Phone Number:

In concideration of the Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause accepting this entry and knowledge of the inherent risks associated with this event, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators WAIVE and RELEASE any and all rights and claims for any damages of any sort I have against the BC SPCA holding this event, their agents, representatives, successors, assigns and event sponsors for any and all injuries suffered by me or my animal companion at this event, or damage sustained by me or my animal companion as a result of this event, for any cause whatsoever including negligence. I understand that this event will be photographed and videotaped and hereby give the BC SPCA rights to these images for future use. Warning: Any participant with known and unknown physical and/or health conditions that may be aggravated by participation in this even, ( example: epilepsy, heart conditions, etc.) should check with his/her physician before entering. Neither the Organizers nor the Sponsers are responsible for pre-event screening of participants and/or injuries incurred during the event.

Postal Code:


Team Name (if applicable) :

All youth participants (17 or under) must have a parent/ gaurdian sign on their behalf. I have read the above waiver in full understanding.

If this is a new team, you will be the team captain

Please find attached my offline registration fee of $ Note: This amount may vary depending on walk location. Visit for details. I am a youth participant (17 and under, no registration fee required):






























































Thank you for your support!




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Jack and the Beanstalk

By Rob Rolleman - Eleos Centre Ministries “Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman”

is an instantly recognizable phrase from the tale, Jack and the Beanstalk. In this tale, Jack, a small and hapless child, triumphs over a giant by seizing an ax and chopping down the beanstalk. While most of us will cheer the underdog who prevails against great odds, we are perhaps less inclined to see ourselves as the hero or giant slayer. But the reality is most of us have, or will face giants in our lives – those seemingly insurmountable and overwhelming obstacles. There is a story in the Old Testament of an unlikely giant slayer, David who defeats Goliath. David


Covenant Church Loving Jesus, Loving People, Transforming Lives


• Nelson

702 Stanley St. • 352.9613 Sundays at 10:00 am Pastor Arden Gustafson Pastor Chris Wiens


• Balfour

7741 Upper Balfour Rd. • 229.2301 Sundays at 9:30 am Pastor Jason Ashley

• Playmor


2840 Eden Rd. • 359.5065 Sundays at 10:00 am Pastor Jesse Lerch

Anglican Church of Canada St. Saviour's ProCathedral Ward & Silica, Nelson Family Service & Eucharist Sunday 10:30 AM

St. Matthew's Village Road, South Slocan Sunday 9:30 AM (No service third Sunday) Office: 8am - 1pm Tue - Fri

250.352.5711 St. Michael & All Angels Busk Road Balfour Sunday 11 AM

The Salvation Army Nelson Community Church

Sunday Worship Service at 11:00 am Everyone is Welcome Your Pastors:

Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows 250 551 4986

601 Vernon Street (Middle Level)


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

was an unlikely candidate for success. He was a shepherd, not a trained soldier, and a boy who was inadequately equipped. And to add insult to injury his eldest brother humiliates him for his bravery. And yet, despite all odds, David defeats Goliath. An essential key to David’s success was that he possessed a deep and unwavering faith. David wasn’t fixated on what stood before him but focused on what was possible in faith. Scripture describes faith as the conviction of things not seen (Hebrews 11). David, in faith, had the conviction that the giant could and would be defeated.

We too need faith to see beyond $)ULHQGO\%LEOH our current &HQWUH&KXUFK circumstances and believe that giants Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am can be defeated. Special Guest Speaker: Rev. Carl Sawler The annals of history are full of 623 Gordon Rd. Nelson BC V1L 5X6 ordinary people Phone 250-352-9322 • Pastor Rev. Ken H. Keber 5HIUHVKPHQWVDUHVHUYHGDIWHUWKHVHUYLFH like you and I who $ŋ OLDWHGZLWKWKH3HQWHFRVWDO$VVHPEOLHVRI&DQDGD

have overcome i n c r e d i b l e Unity Centre obstacles. Scripture of the Kootenays says that nothing starts at 11am is impossible with Eid Celebration with stories God. The most unlikely person can by John and Alli Galn be a giant slayer! Any questions? Contact 250-354-5394 As the Bible says, 905 Gordon Rd (IHA Bldg., back door) “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6). Sunday @ 10:30AM It’s comforting to Central School Gym know that in faith Corner of Ward and Mill, Nelson we don’t fight our • Developing Relationships battles alone. As • Music that will move you • Helping people - Help people we face the giants Jim Reimer 1 -888-7 6 1 -3301 we can lay claim to God’s promise, First Baptist “Be strong and courageous. Do Church not fear or be in First Baptist dread of them, Church Accepting Registrations for for it is the Lord Cornerstone School-Age Care your God who goes with you. He 611 Fifth Street 250-352-3212 Sunday Worship at 10:00 am will not leave you Pastor Scott Simpson or forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6). Sunday Worship Gathering: 10:00 am


Friendly pot smokers pass joint to the wrong person Nelson Star Staff

A group of young men smoking pot in the 300 block of Victoria Street may have thought they were being generous when they offered a toke to a passerby, on Sunday at 11:30 p.m. Unfortunately for them, that passerby was an off-duty officer from the Nelson Police Department, who who alerted his on-duty colleagues of their activity. The men were searched and a small amount of marijuana seized. Charges are being contemplated. POST-SHAMBHALA COME DOWN Police responded to a report of a man hiding under a truck, screaming and yelling near Falls and Baker streets, Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. Friends of the 20-something-year-old said he’d spent the weekend at Shambhala Music Festival, smoking marijuana and not eating or drinking. Police coaxed the man out from under the truck, but he would not communicate with them. Emergency Health Services was called and the man was transported to Kootenay Lake Hospital. Since Shambhala ended on Monday, officers have also been busy removing unwanted campers from parks and other locations they’ve tried to sleep overnight. OFFICER INJURED DURING ARREST A Nelson police officer received minor injuries while trying to arrest a Rosemont man involved in an alleged domestic dispute. On Saturday at 8:15 p.m. police were called to the man’s home. When they told him he was under arrest, then man attacked the officers. He was eventually subdued and handcuffed. The man will face charges of domestic assault, mischief to property and assaulting a police officer. He’ll be in Nelson Court on October 2.

Sandra Gail Dukart In Loving Memory of a Dear Mother, Grandmother & Great Grandmother who passed away August 17th, 2011. No one knows how much we miss you, no one know the bitter pain we have suffered since we lost you, life has never been the same in our hearts, your memory lingers sweetly, tender, fond and true. There’s not a day dear mother we do not think of you. Love Linda, Laura, Lee-anne and families.

Nelson United Church

Nelson United Church

MINISTER David Boyd Sunday Worship Gathering 10:00 am m

“Hymn Sing”

Children’s Quiet Play Space, Nursery Room Available 602 Silica Street, Nelson BC V1L 4N1 N1 Ph: 250.352.2822 •

Celebration Of Life

Vida Merle Sanders The Family would like to invite you to a celebration of her life Saturday August 18th 1:00 pm at the Blewett Riding Club, 4635 Blewett Road.

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Your community. Your classifieds.

250.352.1890 fax 250.352.1893 email

How to place a

Classified Ad with 250.352.1890

Classified Deadline 4pm Monday & Wednesday


Coming Events

Career Opportunities

Nelson Farm & Artisan Markets EcoSociety presents:

MarketFest 6:00 - 10:30 pm June 29th, July 27th & Aug 24th Baker Street

Information Have your say. Get Paid. Voice your opinion on issues that matter and receive cash incentives for doing so.

Also, participate to win one of 10 prizes totalling $1000!

Lost & Found FOUND: Tent in Kokanee Glacier Park. Call 825-4260 Lost:Gold Gucci watch August 4th near Nelson Credit Union or Safeway call 352-6998 LOST: Gold Sarong with Cat print on it in Downtown Nelson first week of August. Call 778-962-0303 / 250-513-1738

Employment Business Opportunities Wealthy Benefactor Reveals Success and Money Making Secrets. For a FREE CD call 250 505-1001

Career Opportunities IF YOU’RE interested in real estate, then take Appraisal and Assessment, a specialized two-year business major at Lakeland College’s campus in Lloydminster, Alberta. Your training includes assessment principles, computerized mass appraisal valuation of properties, farmland evaluation and property analysis. Start September; 1-800-661-6490, ext. 5429. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION rated #2 for at-home jobs. Start training today. Graduates are in demand! Enroll now. Take advantage of low monthly payments. 1-800-466-1535




Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

Trades, Technical

Valuing safe and respectful care for people with disabilities. Sept 10 - Dec 10, 2012. An interactive 14 week online program. $750. for more info, 250-365-1208 to register TAYLOR PRO TRAINING *Heavy Equipment Operator Training *Commercial Driver Training Call today 1-877-860-7627


Cottonwood Community Market Saturdays 9:30 am - 3:00 pm May 19th - Oct 27th Cottonwood Falls Park Nelson Downtown Local Market Wednesdays 9:30 am - 3:00 pm June 13th Sept 26th 400 block of Baker Street


ShelterGuides Home Share & Respite Care Training:

Call Or Drop by our office at 514 Hall Street Nelson, BC 8:30-5:00 Monday - Friday



SHOP SUPERVISOR CRESCENT VALLEY Selkirk Paving, part of the Interoute Construction Ltd. group of companies, located in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, is looking for a F/T Shop Supervisor to manage a fleet of over 300 pieces of construction equipment. Some travel will be required. Duties / Tasks; ·Manage shop activities ·Dispatch mechanics ·Maintain maintenance records ·Manage fleet licences ·Help purchaser w/ parts orders Knowledge / Skills; ·Knowledge of asphalt, crushing, and ready mix equipment would be an asset ·Able to create repair budgets ·Familiar with safety codes / regulations ·Fluent with Microsoft Word and Excel Experience/Education; ·Post secondary education with Heavy Duty Mechanic training Competitive Compensation Package w/ a Comprehensive Benefit & Pension Plan. The Company Offers Development Opportunities Through Tailored Training Programs. For more information visit Please send your resume stating position to the Human Resources department at: or by fax at: (1)604-575-3691

Lets You Live Life.

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

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

An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator 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. BANNISTER AUTO GROUP If you are energetic, creative, motivated and have the desire to join a “Customer First Family”, then we would invite you to come grow with us. We are one of Western Canada’s fasted growing automotive companies. We have openings in several of our locations for SALES MANAGERS, SALES PEOPLE AND QUALIFIED TECHNICIANS. Interested in joining our team? Contact Dick Rosman at 1-888-410-5761 or Email your resume to: Children’s World Daycare is seeking an energetic, responsible adult for their Out of School Care program. This position is Mon to Fri from 2:30-5:30. Must enjoy working with children ages 6 12. Please email resumes to

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Established 1947 Established 1947

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



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

Career Opportunities at Mountain Lake Seniors Community in Nelson, BC “Pride in Caring” is AdvoCare’s philosophy and we welcome you to become a part of our team! We are currently recruiting casual positions with the potential to be permanent positions.

• CARE AIDES • COOKS • RECREATION / REHABILITATION AIDE For all positions you must be able to work variable shifts, including weekends, have WHMIS, TB Test & provide a Physician’s Clearance note. Successful candidates will undergo a Criminal Record Clearance. To apply, please go to our website or fax resume to (1)250-352-0056 Children’s World Daycare is seeking a part-time/sub ECE or ECE Assist please email resume to Do you live on the East Shore? We are looking for someone to pick up papers in Nelson and deliver to the Riondel / Crawford Bay Area. Fridays Only! Please call Liz @ 250-352-1890 or email Licenced Technician: Looking to relocate to the Sunny Kootenays? We have an opportunity for a Journeyman Technician here at Nelson Ford. Ford factory training would be an asset but not a necessity. Please forward your resume to Brad McKinley Service Manager or fax to 250-352-7282 RESIDENTIAL manager for 41 unit apartment building in Nelson BC. Resume to 100 3525 Laburnum Dr. Trail BC V1R 2S9

Live in Caretaker position: As a live in caretaker you will be responsible for the general maintenance in a non profit affordable single room occupancy housing building. This will include the light upkeep and the day to day maintenance tasks around the building. It will have a paid night security component and you will be expected to respond to emergency situations. A minimum of 3 years cleaning and maintenance experience plus the ability to lift 25 kg a must. Combined monthly pay for the Live-In Caretaker and the Night Security position is $2020 Send your application to Leisa Talbot @ 521 Vernon St, Nelson, BC V1L 4E9 250-352-6011, ext 10 Email: PARTS & Services Representatives at Jacobson Ford Salmon Arm BC- We are looking for exciting, customer friendly, dynamic individuals capable of working in a fast paced work environment. Parts and service experience an asset but not necessary, email resume to

Qualified appliance repair technician required for busy retail store located in Nelson,BC. Competitive wage with medical plan. Drivers abstract and a criminal record check required. Call 1-888-761-3301 or email resume to Attention Jim Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Fax resumes to: 780-725-4430 WANTED Experienced elk hunting guides for the Kootenay Lake area for this fall. Please call 250-225-3551

FRIENDLY outgoing personality required for local cafe. Multi tasking, customer service, sales & serving experience required. Apply with hand written cover letter & resume to box 414, Nelson V1L5R2

Trades, Technical CERTIFIED ELECTRICIANS wanted for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets needed. Fax 250-775-6227 or email: info@torqueindustr Apply online:

CERTIFIED MILLWRIGHTS needed for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets necessary. Fax resume to 250-775-6227 or email: info@torqueindustr Online:

CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted


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

Janitor or Janitorial Services Janitorial Services are needed for the Kalawsky Auto Group. Employment offered is for five days per week and includes shop and office cleaning. High standards of cleanliness are desired so those with janitorial experience or a janitorial service are encouraged to apply. This will be a contract position. Only those who are insured will be considered. Send resumes to or fax them to (250) 365-3949. No phone calls. Only those shortlisted will be interviewed.

Help Wanted CHEVROLET BUICK GMC (1989) LTD. Castlegar BC


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

Trail BC

We require a


Red Seal certified, preferably with GM experience. Please send or email resume with complete work history and references to: Chad Stewart 2880 Highway Drive, Trail BC V1R 2T3


to work in a fast paced, expanding shop. Please send or email resume with complete work history and references to: Carlos DeFrais 250-368-9134 or Marc Cabana 2880 Highway Drive, Trail BC V1R 2T3



Friday, August 17, 2012 Nelson Star




Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

Legal Services

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

INSERTING MACHINE operator required for busy Alberta printing plant. Previous Alphaliner or other machine experience an asset. Mechanical & computer aptitude required;

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 yr apprentice $28$30/hr, journey person $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; p r o d u c t i o n @ a u t o t a n k s. c a . Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform.

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

SHINGLE SAWYER needed in Gold River. Pendragon Forest Products Ltd. Apply to: Box 1100 Gold River B.C., V0P 1G0. Call 250-283-2111 or 604-369-3045. Or Email:

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted


Development Technician

The City of Nelson is recruiting a Development Technician who will report to the Manager, Development Services and Sustainability and will be responsible for responding to customer inquiries regarding development application requirements, permits fees and application status. This position will be required to provide a substantial amount of clerical support to the department by arranging meetings and appointments, 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 September 5, 2012 to: Human Resources City of Nelson 101-310 Ward Street Nelson, BC V1L 5S4 Fax: 250-352-2131 email: 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.

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Health Products COMMERCIAL BEEKEEPING Certificate Program. GPRC Fairview Campus. Extensive study of beekeeping, queen rearing, and honey business. Paid work experience. Affordable on-campus residences. Starts January 7, 2013. Call Lin 1-780-8356630 SLIM DOWN for summer! Lose up to 20 lbs in just 8 weeks. Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800-854-5176.

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

Financial Services

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

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

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay Alfalfa, alfalfa mix or straight grass (small square bales) in Lister. Call Jay or Trish at 250428-9755

Pets English Mastiff puppies, ready Aug 30, gentle giants, need responsible owners, 1st shot, dewormed, 1-yr congenital health guarantee, $850. (250)426-8560 (250)421-0384

Merchandise for Sale

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

DROWNING IN debts? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500. GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161. INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: M O N E Y P ROV I D E R . C O M $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

MOVING Sale: 1604 Cedar St, Nelson. Aug 18 & 19, 8:302pm. Furniture, Household Items, Clothing/Costumes, Fabric, Fish Tank, Sports Equip, Electronics, Children’s items. MULTI family and moving garage sale. Saturday August 18th. 317 Second Street. 8:00 - 1:00 Puzzles, household items, truck & 5th wheel, free stuff. NO EARLY BIRDS PLEASE!

Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services

Fruit & Vegetables FARM FRESH SUPER SWEET CORN Locally grown in Creston, taking bulk orders now. Avail. starting Aug 28th 250-428-0044 or cell 250-254-8390

Garage Sales

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Garage Sales

For Sale By Owner

Price is Right Sale you Want It - You Got It FREE SAT AUG 18TH 9AM-3PM 4310 VIEWRIDGE RD S. SLOCAN BONNINGTON Sunday Aug 19th 10-4 Duhamel Road @ 6 mile FREE Wood Panel Boards, Shower door & sink for Sale Windows, Doors, 1980 Skidoo with pull trailer 825-0191

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

Misc. for Sale 1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet Convertible, red, gas 4-cyl, fuel injected 5-spd, asking $3500. Variometers, Ball 500H & flight designs, $250/each. Sterioscope by Sokkisha, Model MS27, $350. Call (250)423-0328 Blacksmith’s old table and hand crank blower, $225 both. 250-443-3132. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 Reliable older model gas stove $200 OBO, White five panel steel exterior door, pre-hung never used worth $300 asking $200. Screen door $50. Older men’s 10 speed bike, good shape $50. call 551-3015 or 505-0370 S/S double sink w/taps $75, 2 bathtubs 1 blue $50 each, lots of windows double pane some OK others for Hot House, sliding glass doors $50, older air compressor $35, older walk-in freezer or cooler 7 1/6x11’ complete $1500 OBO 229-4265

Misc. Wanted Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Silver Coins etc. Available now: 250-863-3082

Musical Instruments Upright Piano $500 OBO email:

Real Estate Business for Sale LIVE YOUR DREAM! EXCEPTIONAL FLOWER SHOP FOR SALE ADD WEDDING RENTALS FOR 2ND BUSINESS Contact Beverley @ ph: 1-604-444-4476

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. Starter home, smaller 850 sq.ft. house for sale in Cranbrook, close to all amenities, 2-bdrm, 1-bath, remodelled kitchen/bathroom, solid Birch hardwood floors, new 100 amp service, check Kijiji Cranbrook for photos, asking $137,900. (250)427-7820

GREAT STARTER HOME &/OR INVESTMENT ON RIONDEL RD. above Kootenay Lake. 4 k to Ashram 4 k to Riondel & beach. 2 3/4 acres & 2 storey unfinished (but furnished) “Small is Beautiful” cabin. Good benches for building, one with lake view. In Aug. appraised at $170,000 but older, flexible vendor open to offers & might carry part of mortgage for suitable person or couple. For info & viewing please call : 1-780-566-0707

Houses For Sale

Grand Forks: older mobile on large lot by Hospital. $84,900. 250-442-7130.

Mobile Homes & Parks

LAKESHORE Place @Balfour, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, large basement shop, double garage, pad with full RV hookup, large deck, the perfect retirement home, must see, $160,000. ph 250-229-5310.

Rentals Rent To Own

Kingsgate - BEAUTIFUL RENO’D 4/bdrm (2up/2dn) 2400sq/ft home, french drs from din/rm & m/bdrm to 12x50’ fully covered deck, spacious kitchen w/island, l/rm with bay window looking out onto lndsc yd. 6x30’ front deck. Full walkout bsmt. Patio drs to yd. All on 2.9 acres. 1 mile from US border. $249,000 Financing avail. w/15% down. Rent to own, no interest for 2 yrs. 250-424-5360 Yahk- FULL RENO’D 2/bdrm mobile; completely redone inside and out - wiring, plumbing, floors. On 2.9 acres, lots of trees & great soil for gardening. $149,000 Financing avail. w/15% down. Rent to own, no interest for 2 yrs. 250424-5360

Apt/Condo for Rent

1 bdrm Baker St Apt $620/m inclu heat, N/P N/S Avail Sept 16th 352-6684 Nelson: 2 bdrm apartment avail. Immediately. NS/NP $750/mo incl. power 365-7335 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, High St Place 2 Bdrm, 2 bath, Den secured parking, storage unit 250-551-1553

Apartment Furnished SIX MILE- Furnished Suites, NS/NP Starting @ $750/month utilities included 250-825-9421

Duplex / 4 Plex 1 bdrm 800 sq ‘ french doors , tiled kitchen & bath W/D hookups N/S N/P $825/m + Utili references & lease call Chris 354-4475 avail Sept 1st

Mobile Homes & Pads

Grand Forks: older clean motor home, h/c running water on 5 acres, w/power. $450 month. 250-442-0122, 250-493-1807.

Homes for Rent

3 bdrm home close to town N/S No Dogs 352-5991 4 bdr, 2 bath,10 mile waterfront home Sept 1-June 15 $1600/m 250 777-1258 Mobile Home, 2 bdrm, F/S, W/D, deck, in Thrums, no dogs over 15 lbs. 250-359-7178 or 304-9273 NELSON 12 Mile: 3bdrm Family Home on waterfront 1775 sf upper asking $1650/m + util Basement Suite 900 sf $900/m including util TV & internet contact pets with approval Rose 250-825-4499

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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

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

Uphill 1 bdrm clean modern,1 person only WD N/S N/P $700/m + hydro 352-6399

Greeting Landlords!! Responsible & Reliable local tenant looking for a 2 bdrm in the Nelson Area. Willing to pay $800-950. Please call if you have something that may work 250-825-9626

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BLUEBERRY, 1 Bdrm Bsmt suite, Unfurnished, F/S New carpets, need vacuum cleaner, N/S, N/P, $475/mth + utilities pictures on request References please Call 250-365-7550 Nelson: 1 brdm suite (middle of Nelson). Looking for long term working person or couple $875/m includes utilities F/S W/D N/P N/S of any kind 352-7884 or 551-0289

2003 Honda Accord, 172,000 km, 4 new summers, 2 studded winters, A/C, exc cond. Asking $6,995. 250-442-5769.


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Senior needs any size RV, free or cheap. 250-442-7130.

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

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No time to ride. 2008 Victory Kingpin, 36,000km, Stage 1, bags, shield, 100, $15,000 firm. No tire kickers, Serious inquiries only. Call (250)427-5162

Trucks & Vans 1999 Pontiac Transport under 200,000 K runs great 2 sets of tires & wheels & compressor $2000 OBO 229-4265

1976 30ft cabin cruiser with a 185 merc Full galley (fridge, stove, sink, furnace, toilet) • Fold down table for a queen sized bed • Fold up bunk beds • VHF radio • Hull is sound, galley is dated. • Low draft • 200 hrs on new engine • A great boat that needs some TLC $12,000.00 invested $8000 OBO Call 250-362-7681 or email monikas_2010@ 4 more information & to view •



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2000 Sportsman 30’ Travel Trailer, fully loaded with slide & Arizona room, new fridge + 2 new propane tanks $10,000 open to offers 229-4265

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Garage Sales

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

FOR SALE: 1992 Dodge Dakota. Good working order. $800 250-357-0056

Garage Sales

Nelson Garage Sales 1535 Nasookin Road 3 3 Mile on North Shore

1833 & 1794 Ridgewood Rd

2 Household items, Furniture, Sporting Goods, lots of FREE stuff & Much More

Lots of Kids Clothing for back to school & Household items

Fri Aug 17th - Sun Aug 19th Starts @ 8:00 am

Saturday August 18th 8:00 am - 1:00 pm



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Bug DeÁectors, tonneau covers, bed mats, window visors, Floor mats, grill screens. New tires! Engine shampoo, glass cleaner, brake Áuid, brake clean, fuse kits, rubber gloves. Wiper blades only $3.99!

Winter wheels, custom wheels • Used tires all season and winters 13” $30 • 14” $40 • 15” $50 • 16” $60 • 17” $70 • 18” $75 • 19” $80 • 20” $85 Trailer hitches. Box liners from $99! Shirt, hats, sweaters, coffee mugs, key chains!

Everything will be sold at clearance price and all sales are Ànal.

4 Vintage Collectables,

Nelson Ford is clearing out All Parts to make room for New Stock!! All truck accessories on sale!! Call us today for more info


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1009 Carbonate Street


Couches, Chairs, Clothes, Collectables


Furniture, Artwork & Lots More

Come C what we have!


Saturday August 18th Starts @ 8:00 am

Saturday August 18th 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday August 18th 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Retro Kitchen, Bedroom & Dining Furniture, 2 Desks, Entertainment Centre, Yard, Children, Pet & Household Items

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Tons of Kids books, Toys, Housewares, Furniture, Clothing, Original Artwork, Sporting Goods & Much More

Saturday August 18th 9:00 am - 2:00pm

Collectables, BYO Bed, Dishes & Lots of Miscellaneous


Saturday August 18th 8:00 am - 1:00pm


Friday, August 17, 2012 Nelson Star

Open House


Saturday August 18th 11.00 to 2.00

Werner Suter

Check This Out - Anne DeGrace

Strange animals in the forest Library embraces Evergreen Integrated Library System

Office: 604.806.0900 Cell: 250.354.8590

32 View Street 2 bedroom 1/2 duplex in immaculate condition in a quiet neighbourhood Your host Werner



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Where in the World? >>

<< Geoffrey Carter, Chiang Mai, Thailand >> The Elephant Nature Park just outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand was founded by Sangduen “Lek” Chailert in the 1990’s. The primary purpose of the park is to provide sanctuary for endangered elephants, principally domesticated elephants. Elephants have become an endangered species in Thailand, numbering between 3,000-4,000 animals (down from over 100,000 at the start of the 20th century). You won’t Ànd any elephants doing tricks or giving rides at this park. We did enjoy touching them, feeding them and bathing them in the river though – I even got an elephant smootch!

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“Here—we—are,” said Rabbit very slowly and carefully, “all—of—us, and then, suddenly, we wake up one morning, and what do we find? We find a Strange Animal among us.” Rabbit viewed the coming of Kanga to the Hundred Acre Wood in A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh as suspicious, possibly even dangerous. Here at the library, we’re not getting a Strange Animal in our woods this month, we’re getting a new tree — and even a new forest. On Monday, August 27 we’ll be closed while we do a little tree planting: to get the new Integrated Library System (ILS) called Evergreen up and running, and for staff to discover the new animals in our forest and get to know them by name. Some of the forest creatures here at the library are, like Rabbit, a little wary, as maybe some library users will be at first: new things can have that effect. But what’s great about this is that we will be part of the larger Sitka Forest, a consortium of libraries in one seamless woodsy community full of information and opportunity. Being part of this system will put us in line with other BC libraries: like any good, managed forest, it’s going to help libraries thrive. What springs up from the forest floor are tremendous economies of scale and great efficiencies in management in

library resources. It’s one big forest for you to walk through, mouth agape at the lush and growing world and the strange and wonderful creatures within, your library card in hand, when we re-open August 28. You might feel a bit like an animal

“I can see the sunlight coming through the leaves, and if feels good.” in an altogether new forest. But don’t worry: librarians will be equipped with map and compass and the same sort of good humour you might find among the inhabitants of Winnie-the-Pooh’s beloved forest, suspicious rabbits and grumpy donkeys notwithstanding. I’ve just spent an hour poking amongst the Evergreen branches as I learn how to search the catalogue. It’s exciting: I can narrow my search in new ways, see items in other libraries besides my own, read reviews or excerpts, and even look to see what else is on the shelf nearby. I can see the sunlight coming through the leaves, and it feels good. There are more than 50 BC libraries in the Sitka community, and the numbers are growing. This BC Libraries Cooperative will only become better — sharing resources,

enjoying greater connectivity, communicating with one another in a more integrated manner. In a world where forests are getting smaller and creatures disappearing, this is a happy state of affairs. It’s important to remember this when, once August 28 rolls around and we re-open with Evergreen, you find yourself in another part of the forest, one that’s unfamiliar. You could be like Eeyore, who stood by himself in a thistly corner of the woods and thought sadly to himself, “why?” and sometimes “wherefore?” and even “inasmuch as which?” Or you can be Pooh, who said: “You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” Winnie-the-Pooh — poet, philosopher, self-titled Bearof-Very-Little-Brain who was always so much smarter and wiser than anyone else in the Hundred Acre Wood — was right, of course. Going and finding out things is what libraries are all about, too. So when you come to the library and find yourself in a whole new forest, you’ll find some animals who aren’t so strange, really. Like Rabbit, you just need to get to know them a little. And then watch your forest grow. Anne DeGrace is the adult services co-ordinator at the Nelson Public Library



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Animal A niimall Hospital Healthy Pets, Happy Pets

West Kootenay MS Society

250.352.7861 2124 Ymir Road

Fundraisers up to the Challenge SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

The West Kootenay Glacier Challenge MS Bike Tour will cruise into Nelson Saturday evening, as the 56 participating cyclists mark the midpoint in their 216 kilometre ride. The inaugural tour is one of six MS bike rides across the province and is expected to become a major fundraiser for the

West Kootenay chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, which also benefits from the annual MS Walk each spring. Leona Dimock, fundraising co-ordinator for the West Kootenay chapter, said she won’t know how much the event has raised until after the weekend, but she hopes the total will be around $50,000. “I’ve been really impressed by how

much participants raised through online donations and we expect they’ll be dropping off other donations on the day of the event,” said Dimock. The money will be used by the West Kootenay chapter to support people in our community

living with MS, an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord with symptoms like loss of balance, extreme fatigue and paralysis. Dimock said the tour organizing committee has been working over a year and a half to make this ride possible.

“It’s exciting that it’s finally just around the corner,” she said. Cyclists will begins in New Denver on Saturday morning and will follow the Selkirk Loop south to through Slocan to Playmor Junction, Story continues on Page 28

Valhalla Path Realty 280 Baker St., Nelson, BC


Police seeking witnesses Continued from Page 1 “[Wright] braked and then put the bike on its side,” RCMP wrote in the release, noting that in the process the man tumbled and suffered serious injuries, while his son behind him was able to stop safely. Wright was transported to Kootenay Lake Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A collision analyst from Cranbrook attended and examined the scene. Traffic on Highway 3A was limited to single lane alternating traffic during the investigation. Victim services were called out and are assisting the family, in particular the son who witnessed his father’s death. RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services are seeking the public’s assistance and requesting that anyone who witnessed this incident, or the events leading up to the incident, to please contact Cpl. John Ferguson at 250-354-5183. PRODUCTS STORES FLYERS DEALS COUPONS BROCHURES BROCHU RES CA CATAL TALOGU OGUES ES CON CONTES TESTS TS PR PRODU ODUCTS CTS ST STORE ORES S FLYERS FLY ER DE ERS DEALS ALS CO COUPO UPONS UPO NS BRO BROCHU CHURES CHU RES CA CATAL TALOGU TAL OGU GUES ES


Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814


The perfect uphill starter home, this 1 ½ storey, 3-bedroom charmer has many upgrades including windows, roof, siding, furnace, plumbing and hot water tank. The living and dining rooms have beautiful maple floors and cove mouldings. The kitchen has modern maple cabinets. Enclosed back porch and covered front porch. Fenced yard and detached garage.

Call Wayne TWO LOTS Two adjacent north shore lots available totaling 1.55 acres. Both have community water available and are ready for your development ideas.

250.352.7178 520 C Falls Street Nelson (Above Savoy Bowling Lanes) Open Tues - Sat.: 12:00 - 5:00pm View our current animals available for adoption and check out the new Lost & Found section on our website!

Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP) Pets Available for Adoption

For info call 250-551-1053 or visit

TWO KAAP ADOPTION CLINICS ON SUNDAY! KAAP is having open houses in Nelson and Castlegar this Sunday Aug 19, from 1-4 pm. Come and meet the most adorable kittens! $25 off our regular adoption fee for all kittens adopted on Sunday! Check out, KAAP’s Facebook page, or call 250551-1053 for more info. NELSON: 1-4 pm at 2080 Bealby Rd (directions on

LT 7 Alpine Rd .45 acres $119,900. Lt 17 Hwy 3A 1.1 acres $139,900.

Robert Goertz 250.354.8500


Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584


2.5 acre serviced river view lot only 15 min from Nelson. Offering multiple building locations with broad outlooks over the Kootenay River through a forested setting. If you have been looking for that special spot to build your search is over.



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

Call Lev or Norm

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Yara Chard 250.354.3382


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

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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Finley’s Brent and Tanya would like to announce their newest employee.

Michael Gary Holowaychuk May 27th

He is now a 11 weeks a whopping 16 pound pounds.

Greg Nesteroff photo

West Kootenay Glacier Challenge MS Bike Tour organizers and participants Leona Dimock, Lorne Westnedge and Ross McNamara. The event will cruise into Nelson Saturday evening with 56 participating cyclists.

We would like to thank everyone for their generous gifts and our staff for being so awesome during this transition period. Thanks for working so hard!

Continued from Page 27 then north to Nelson where they’ll stop for the night. The second day, cylists finish the loop, heading through Kaslo then back to New Denver. While in Nelson, participants will have a spaghetti

dinner and award celebration at Lakeside Park in the evening and a pancake breakfast in the park the next morning. Elsewhere on the route, organizers will have water stops set up for riders. According to Dimock,

Baker Street 1977

Baker Street Now

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The future is in our hands- Let’s all commit to supporting our local businesses, so we can ensure a strong, vibrant and sustainable community.

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about two-thirds of bike tour participants live in the West Kootenay, and the rest will come from elsewhere in BC and Alberta. Each cyclist was required to raise $325 to take part in the fully supported ride.



Ontario-based ‘death country’ rockers return to Spiritbar Page 2

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Volume 1 Issue 28


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Elliott Brood

Megan Cole {vurb} editor

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 Aug 31st- Top 40 Night w/ DJ Kenya Vancouver Sept. 1st- Pride Weekend Tret Fure Performance then Drag Show Sept 5th - Dub Fx w/ Flower Fairy with Cade & Snarephobe Sept 7th - Rich Rabnett Live Collective w/ Kashoo & Vs. Every Thursday features various dj’s. No Cover! FOOD DELIVERY: SUNDAY TO THURSDAY 9AM- 11PM FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 9AM - MIDNIGHT





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There is nothing I love more as a music lover than when I discover a band and then to my delight realize they have a back catelogue for me to enjoy. That is exactly what happened when I started listening to Elliott Brood. The Ontario-based death country, frontier rock, revival music players or whatever you call them have been touring the country playing shows from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland sharing their unique blend of folk, rock, country and, as I mistakenly said in the fall, “phat banjo.” Elliott Brood is not one man but three — Mark Sasso, Casey Lafoet and Stephen Pitkin.


Radio Choir Stellar Radio Choir sounds like your dad’s record collection that has been struck by a high energy pulsar beam; they combine hooky bass lines, a strong back beat, and psychedelic washed out guitar for a unique result. This three piece garage/rock and roll band has recently released their debut EP ATTACK! Of the Laser Tiger. Stellar Radio Choir’s relentless touring of BC and Alberta has carved their live show into a sonic distortion of the space time continuum, not to be missed. “Stellar Radio Choir bring forward the lyrics and howl of an agonized bluesman and blend that with the wonderfully unrefined guitar riffs and bass hooks that awesome garage rock is made of. Adding a psychedelic edge with the use of pedals and a passionate stage presence, it is completely fitting and almost necessary that their latest EP be titled ATTACK! Of The Laser Tiger.”- Jamie Woodward, Green Couch Sessions Stellar Radio Choir plays The Royal tonight with Willhorse. Tickets are $10 at the door only. Doors open at 8 p.m. Showtime is approximately 9:30 p.m.

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Sasso told me in the fall how the band started much like thousands of others, playing bars in Toronto and practicing in his apartment above a Flight Centre. Elliott Brood has gained popularity across the nation but not by hitting the top 40 lists or playing massive stadium shows, instead they tour extensively and have gained devoted fans through CBC and independent radio stations. In 2010, the band took the stage in Vancouver to showcase — along with many other bands — why Canada has gained a great reputation for music. The trio has played Nelson many times before and will be back at Spiritbar on August 21. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are available at the Hume Hotel’s front desk. For more information visit


The Royal is proud to present An Evening with Sloan! Sloan will be taking Twice Removed on the road again, playing the album in its entirety, front-to-back before delving into the rest of their catalogue of hits and favourites. Sloan takes the stage at The Royal on Sunday, September 9. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. They are available now at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and

Knight Riderz Canadian based producer Nick Degree known as Knight Riderz is producing forward thinking bass music at a variety of tempos. Their original work with MC’s Zulu and Juakali define their style with lazer like buzz saw synth work surrounding a thunderous vocal vibe or beautifully intricate melody. Fully equipped with a deadly live performance Knight Riderz are bangin bassbins world wide in 2012. Knight Riderz will take the stage at Spiritbar with Moontricks on Friday, August 24. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel.

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Wapiti Music Festival Sam Van Schie {vurb} reporter

I can’t say my heart wasn’t aching as I drove past the entrance to Shambhala on route to Fernie’s Wapiti Music Festival. I couldn’t get my hands on a ticket for the massive five day festival in our backyard, so instead I decided to check out a budding new festival a little further afield. Wapiti, in it’s second year, is a small, single stage festival — and wants to stay that way. The grassroots vibe reminded me of Littlefest, which was held for six years at Little Slocan Lodge before organizers called it quits last year.

Wapiti felt like a party in your backyard, with some amazing Canadian bands performing. The lineup that included The British Columbians, Cuff the Duke, Born Ruffians and Five Alarm Funk. Though all 1,500 tickets sold out, Annex Park never felt crowded, perhaps because a significant number of attendees were under three feet tall. All the kids running around, dancing or kicking a soccer ball with performers between sets, certainly added to the entertainment. All in all it was a great festival and definitely worth the drive to Fernie to check out. For more photos visit

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Shambhala Music Festival top five moments: Megan Cole {vurb} editor

“I grew up in Northern BC and spent most of my childhood outdoors, where I found a great appreciation for nature. In high school I was interested in many forms of art until I was invited on a trip to paint on location in Mexico. There I was inspired by the bright colors and developed a style to depict that feel. “After graduating, I travelled back to Mexico to work and learn with my mentor there. I lived in Mexico for five years, and in that time I discovered the contrasts of light and shade. Coming back to BC I have found much inspiration in the beautiful contrasts here. The excitement I have for the wilderness has drawn me to paint nature through my senses to impart that feeling. “I am a mother of two and I reside in Nelson, where I paint and practice Reiki in my free time.” Hobb’s work can be seen at The Craft Connection during ArtWalk, on now until August 31.

As I write this the fatigue from four days of music and sun at Salmo River Ranch hasn’t yet warn off. This was my second year at Shambhala and I have to say organizers exceed my expectations in everyway. From the music to customer service, it’s clear to me this little festival that could, delivered on every front. I could probably right a short narrative essay on my four days at Shambhala, but instead — because I’m tired and full brain power hasn’t yet return — I’m going to give it to you in point form. Here for your enjoyment are my top five Shambhala moments. 5. Salmo River: The Living Room stage and the whole beach area was a destination for I think all festival-goers this weekend. The sun was beaming down an the masses and everyone was looking for a way to beat the heat and the river provided the perfect refuge. 4. The locals: Having travelled to many festivals, I love when I go to Shambhala and feel at home and see Nelson and the West Kootenay represented in

everything from the food to vendors and music. I also loved wandering through the crowd and running into people I knew. 3. Tantrum Desire: There was so much great music to choose from, and I will admit now that I, Megan Cole, am an electronic music convert. It’s hard to pick my favourite acts but the UK’s Tantrum Desire was definitely in the top. If you haven’t heard him, check it out. 2. Pretty Lights at the Pagoda stage: I would like to say I caught both Pretty Lights shows at Shambhala but unfortunately by the time his Sunday night show at the Ewok Village happened, I had gone to bed, but I was lucky enough to experience Pretty Lights at the immensely beautiful Pagoda stage. I had been waiting to see Pretty Lights since I missed him at Sasquatch and he was everything I expected and more. 1. Dancing at Fractal Forest with the farmily as it closed on Monday morning: Shambhala is about more music and that was never more apparent to me than it was as I danced with Corrine Zawaduk and Britz Bitz. Shambhala is a community and I can’t wait for next year.


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Stash Trax This week Dustin Stashko is going into the music vault to review a ‘90s classic Pinkerton by Weezer I have this certain affinity to Weezer. When I was a teenager, singer Rivers Cuomo was my idol. He was a nerd, singing about nerdy things, like Dungeons and Dragons and X-Men characters and (oddly) being single. This was something I related to. After all, I thought I was going to be perpetually alone because of my brace face and terrible haircuts I received from my dad. Somehow Cuomo managed to be a rock star of a different breed, a rock star with a conscience. Fresh off their seminal “blue album,” Cuomo couldn’t really handle being propelled into rockstar status. He was only 26 years old, started taking classes in Harvard, and realized with all his stardom, he was still alone. What a harsh realization. You could call Pinkerton emo, but then I’d pinch you in the back of the arms in hate. This is a man putting his heart into an album, and unabashedly writing about his life at the time. It starts off with Tired Of Sex, which is probably one of the greatest song titles ever made. Abrasive sounding, and about random sex encounters that mean nothing Why Bother is a fun song with simple lyrics that ring true to anyone who has had their heart broken. There’s also a line about wackin’ that I’m sure you can draw your own conclusions about. The Good Life was a single, and one of the best ones on here. About getting older and realizing, that sometimes you shouldn’t take yourself so seriously with age. You should “shake booty and make sweet love.”

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El Scorcho — bold statement: Best Weezer song ever. Listen to it. Love it. Pink Triangle has a chorus that will make you grin. “I’m dumb, she’s a lesbian, I thought I had found the one,” which is always a buzz kill... I’d be lying if I said this didn’t happen to me at one point. Pinker t on was pretty m u c h un i v e r s a l l y p a n n e d by critics in 1996. It didn’t sound anything like the blue album. Years later, cr i t ics would look back on this album and call it Weezer’s best work. Stupid music reviewers, so smug. They


should probably get off their tower. This is an album you have to have in your collection. Guys: girls will think you’re hot if you have it. Girls: guys will MARRY you if you have it. That my friends, is a fact. Probably.

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In June, I was lucky enough to attend the yearly BCBA Book Fair in Vancouver. The best part about going is that you get to pick up a selection of advanced reading copies for books not yet released (the only down side is that then you have to lug said books back home.) I was pretty excited to pick up a copy of Rachel Joyce’s debut novel The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, (released July 25) and was not disappointed. This engaging, funny, touching novel will have you from the moment Harold decides to keep walking to the next post box, and then the next. Set in contemporary Britain, Harold Fry is a retired brewery man living a rather static (and strained) life with his wife Maureen. He receives a letter from long lost friend Queenie Hennessy who informs Harold that she is dying from cancer and wanted to say goodbye. This letter instigates a chain of

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Alphonse is missing and everybody is looking for him: his classmates, his family and the police. Meanwhile, Alphonse is walking along a country road inventing the extraordinary adventures of Pierre-Paul René, “a gentle boy with a one-note voice who is never surprised by anything”. A multi-layered tale which bounces back and forth between the search for Alphonse and the fantastic journeys of Pierre-Paul René, it delivers a powerful reflection on the joy and pain of being young and what is lost in crossing into adulthood. This solo show is performed by Nelson’s Oscar Derkx, an acting student at the University of Alberta. Derkx, veteran of many Capitol theatre summer shows (most recently as Fagan in Oliver), he directed this year’s musical The Pajama Game. He has also performed in such TNT pro-

ductions, as Rain-Some Fish-No Elephants, Tramp and The Fantasticks. “When I first read this script it struck me how much energy the performer would need to portray all these characters,” said director Adriana Bogaard, who also directed the popular solo show, The Santaland Diaries. “Oscar came immediately to mind — he is so enthusiastic and easy to work with.” The play, by Governor General award winner Wajdi Mouawad, is a poetic, high energy tale that is appropriate for both older children and adults. Mouawad’s play Scorched was the basis for the 2009, Oscar-nominated film Incendies. Alphonse will be performed at the TNT Playhouse (corner of Carbonate and Ward streets) on August 24, 25, 26, 30, and September 1 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be two matinee shows: Sunday, August 26 and Saturday, September 1 at 2 p.m. There will be no show on August 31. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students 18 and under, and are available in advance at The Music Store, 580 Baker St.

Chris Ingles shows at library reactions and actions that lead both Harold and Maureen down paths they thought they’d buried, and also begins a new journey. This journey is both physical and emotional, filled with sore feet, sore hearts, not to mention an expanding cast of unique characters — each with their own stories. Joyce writes with a deft and gentle hand, and you can’t help but be pulled in. If you enjoyed Major Pettigew’s Last Stand, or The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, then this book is a must read.

Words, lines and images collide in edgy graphic renderings in a new exhibition by multimedia artist Chris Ingles, now showing at the Nelson Public Library. Chris Ingles was born in working-class England, where he was influenced by the 1960s music scene there, known on this side of the pond as the British Invasion. Although the ways in which these early influences shaped Chris’s artistic approach would not be evident until after emigration to Canada, the raising of a family, and a career in commercial banking, what emerged may be stronger for the accumulation of experience. Fully embracing visual art after retirement, Chris’s multi-dimensional mixed media pieces that play with words, shapes, angles and precision reflect his multifaceted past.

“There are no limits to what a person can create, and it can come at any stage of your life,” said Ingles, whose work, he explains, tells a story and often plays with themes of equality, a nod to his earliest years in what is often a classbased society. “I love detail, and incorporating both meaningful and not-so-meaningful scripting and pictures into my work,” says Ingles. “Events from the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s seem to have some relevance to where we are today. While some pieces may appear to be somewhat tongue-in-cheek, the observer may see a reflection in the work of who they were and what they have become.” Works by Ingles are featured at the library until mid-September.


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I have a bit of burger brain going on. We’re into the second week of our search for Nelson’s Best Burger and I’ve been photographing and hearing about a lot of burgers. There are eight local restaurants participating in the Nelson Star and {vurb}’s contest and from the votes, we can already tell people have some pretty strong opinions about their local favourites. But what makes a great burger? As you head out into the community and sample the great options the Hume Hotel, Jackson’s, Finley’s, Bite, Uptown Tavern, Bogustown, Relish and Kootenay Time have to offer, I thought I’d do a little research to arm you with the tools you need to differentiate the good from the bad...or maybe just the good from the great. There are few essential components to a good burger: The bun, the meat, sauce and additional toppings. The most important thing to consider when you bite into that burger is balance. There needs to be a perfect marriage between all of the essential components. Too much bun and you lose the meat, too much meat and the bun falls apart, too much sauce... well you get the idea. Let’s first talk about the bun. I like to think of it like a hug — the bun is kinda holding the burger isn’t it? A good bun, like a good hug should be both sturdy and soft. A bun that is too soft will likely get soggy and you’ll end up cutting your burger with a knife and fork like your grandparents. A bun

that is too sturdy will leave you with a sore jaw. Next the meat, which is of course the most important part. If we’re talking about a beef burger then you want a good sear on the outside of the patty. That is integral to the flavour. Next when you bite into it you want a nice juicy, moist burger. This will likely come from the fat content of the meat. If you’re making burgers at home with extra lean ground beef you might notice a, well, saw dust like texture. The fat in the ground beef is important in keeping it moist and delicious. When it comes to spices, everyone does it different, but it all comes back to balance. When you dive into the burger you want the spices to complement the meat not dominate it. What goes on after the meat and bun varies all over town. From secret sauces to bacon and cheese, everyone does it different. But there is such thing as too much. Every bit of that burger should dance in your mouth and come come together in harmony when you chew. If you are eating it and all you can taste is mustard or aged cheddar cheese, things have likely gone wrong. It’s like a good party, the personalities of all the guests are what creates a great atmosphere. If one loud-mouth starts to take over, then everyone has a bad time. The last step in your search for the best burger is to get out, taste and vote. To vote for Nelson’s Best Burger go to and click on the contests tab. Voting closes September 1 and the winner will be announced on the cover of {vurb}.

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Moroccan food is all about the spices and there are as many blends as there are spice merchants to make them. Ras al Hanout or “king of the shop” is a traditional blend of spices that the merchants would use to highlight the freshest and most impressive spices they carried. You can make up a large batch of this recipe and seal it in an airtight container because I know once you try it you’ll want to experiment with it in all kinds of marinades and stews. The application in this recipe is for yummy summer skewers which can be made with or without the meat. Ras al Hanout 50ml Mild Paprika 40ml Cumin Seed 20ml Coriander Seed

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Join us for the garage, psychedelic rock sounds of Golden’s own Stellar Radio Choir. Opening will be Willhorse, a groove riff rock band, with captivating melodies and thrilling harmonies as well as Broken Down Suitcase, a roots inspired folk duo side project of Ben Caldwell and Eric Larocque (Stellar Radio Choir). Tickets are $10 at the door only. Doors open at 8 p.m. Showtime approximately 9:30 p.m. Sunshine Hustle Summer Session 2.0 will be at The Royal on Saturday, August 18. Tickets are $5 a the door and doors open at 9 p.m. 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 p.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 p.m. Ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel. Guitar great Sean Ashby to play at the Silverton Gallery, and give an afternoon guitar master class, on Sunday, August 19. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 at the door. The guitar master class is at 1:30 p.m. and is open for all ages and all levels of guitar students. Ashby is one of the Canadian music industry’s top guitarists. His solo career is taking off, and he has just released his third solo album, Fantastico. This workshop is subsidized by the BC Arts Council, and costs only $25 which includes a ticket to the evening performance, or $20 for the workshop alone, Contact Carla to register: 250-358-7198 or e-mail at silvertongallery@gmail. com. The Silverton Gallery is found just south of the bridge on highway 6, in beautiful Silverton. On Monday, August 20, the Bryant Crooks will be coming to the Cedar Creek Cafe in the Slocan Valley. Rumour has it they are a musical duo drifting down from Dawson City for an

evening of music. Drop by and see if the rumour is true. Elliott Brood is back at Spiritbar on Tuesday, August 21. Doors open at 8 p.m. and ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel. The Royal welcomes Hazen Sage and You, Me and the Sea to the stage on Tuesday, August 21. No Cover. Doors open at 9 p.m. On Tuesday, August 21 beginning at 7:00 p.m., the Murder Mouse Blues Band hits the Cedar Creek Cafe. The Murder Mouse Blues Band is one of the premier Australian blues folk rock outfits in Oz today. The Cedar Creek Cafe can be found on Highway 6 in Winlaw. This will be an outdoor performance if weather allows. Seating can be limited so book a table soon and be part of the moment. Contact the restaurant at 250226-7355. The Royal is proud to present Tommy Castro and the Painkillers on Wedensday, August 22. Tickets are $20 and are available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and Doors open 6 p.m. Showtime approximately 7:30 p.m. The Royal presents Deep Valley on Thursday, August 23. This will be an interesting evening in experimentation to say the least. Opening the night will be Allan Pusey performing his brand of acoustic songs of love and hope followed by 2 sets of largely improvised groovy music by Deep Valley. Tickets are $5 at the door. Doors open 8pm. Join the Royal for their third and final 100th birthday celebration with the Carnival Band! This is going to be one crazy party with this 20 piece brass band explosion from East Vancouver. The party starts after Marketfest. Tickets are $10 at the door. Doors open at 9 p.m. How does a marching band do in a confined space? Why not find out as the Carnival Band lands at the Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw on Thursday, August 23, for the first of a series of performances in the area.

Knight Riderz and Moontricks take the stage at Spiritbar on Friday, August 24. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel. Little Birdie is Orit Shimoni. She’s a globe-wandering, couch-surfing gypsy who will be performing on Friday, August 24 beginning at 9 p.m. at the Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw. Seating is limited at the venue, so please contact the Cedar Creek Cafe at 250-226-7355 to reserve your table for this inspiring artist. Chris Madsen will be performing at the Silverton Cafe on Saturday, August 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Amazing acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter, from the Okanagan. On Saturday, August 25, Hazen Sage will drop into the Cedar Creek Cafe from Vancouver Island, sharing tunes from his latest CD, Within the Moment. Sage began his musical career after returning from the dead — literally! Drop by and see how his music expresses this rather unique experience. On Saturday, August 25 the final house concert at the Ravencourt B&B in Passmore features a unique performance. Gabriel Palatchi, the Argentinian keyboard player has been touring Western Canada for the past two months with his hot six piece band. The concert gets underway at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by donation with all proceeds going to the performers. The Ravencourt B&B is a one-of-a-kind straw bale home that can be found on at 4615 Upper Passmore Roard. Sitting in the inner courtyard reminds one of a Spanish Villa or the French Quarter of New Orleans. Seating for the evening is limited. Watch for direction signs or call them at 250-2267801. All day on Saturday, September 1 enjoy Art in the Kohan with live music at the Silverton Gallery. A glorious event, with fabulous art, in a stunning location.

tunes performed by local saxophonist Swanson and his fine band. Featured vocalist/guitarist for the night will be the bluesy Cliff Maddix. In the rhythm section you will find the wonderful Marvin Walker on drums, the nimble Colin Spence on piano, and the hip Jesse Lee on acoustic bass. Don’t forget your dancing’ shoes. Show starts at 6 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.

VISUAL ARTS Come into the Craft Connection/Gallery 378 for the month of August to see their new show, Bestiary, featuring Deb Thompson and Corre Alice. Words, lines, and images collide in edgy graphic renderings in a new exhibition by multimedia artist Chris Ingles, now showing at the Nelson Public Library. The exhibition includes recent works in acrylic, ink, and collage on canvas, board, and paper. Works by Chris Ingles are featured at the library until midSeptember. The Grass Roots and Sprouts art exhibition is an un-juried collection of creations from Slocan Valley and Nakusp artists, that has become a successful annual event. This year there are offerings in several mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and mosaics from over 20 local artists. Says curator Andrea Saba : “Most of the artists this year are professionals, although we have some lovely amateur works as well”. And that is the idea behind the Grass Roots and Sprouts : To mix it up, and have a big community art celebration. Gallery hours are 2 to 6 p.m. The Silverton Gallery is found on Highway 6 just south of the bridge, in beautiful Silverton.

AT THE PUB On Friday, August 17 come dance to live music by Clinton Swanson and friends as Mostly Swing hosts a dance party at the Royal. You’ll be swinging’ to classic R&B, blues, soul, and swing

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