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Vol. 5 • Issue 18

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Instability remains a concern at Johnsons Landing Geo-tech crews heading to slide site next week MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

Geo-technical experts are preparing to return to Johnsons Landing next week to conduct an assessment that residents and agencies involved feel is vital to moving forward in the community. Even though it has been several weeks since the slide, geomorphologist Peter Jordan who has been working at Johnsons Landing since the landslide in July, said there is still instability at the landslide and debris field. “There is still a steep exposed bank at the head of the slide which could stay in place for many years or move a lot sooner depending Story continues to ‘Blob’ on Page 4

Sun Setting on Summer Fun Though it took a while to come, summer vacation weather turned out pretty fine once again in the West Kootenay. While summer continues into September, on Tuesday school returns and the kids will be back indoors. This week Megan Tennant (left) and Emma Wheeldon (right) made the most of the fading summer break with a tube ride on Kootenay Lake. Bob Hall photo

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Slim Porter’s kids return to Nelson GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

Somewhere, Slim Porter is smiling. His former Fairview Athletic Club charges converged in Nelson this week, coming

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from as far away as Oregon and Ontario to remember old times. They ranged in age from early 70s to early 90s, and included writers, educators, businessmen, and politicians. What tied them together

was their participation in a group that dominated the city’s minor sports scene for four decades — and their universal admiration for its manager and coach. “Slim Porter was always encouraging you,” said Al-

lan Deschamps, 86, who joined the junior baseball club in 1940 at age 14. “One time I was really depressed because we lost a couple of Story continues to ‘Legacy’ on Page 14


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News Nelson the Finish Line for Three Flags Classic Motorcycle Tour

At the end of an epic ride BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

This morning, 220 motorcycle lovers fired up their engines in El Paso, Texas and charted a course for Nelson. When they check into the Prestige Lakeside Resort on Monday, the riders will have logged 3,152 km and have officially completed the Three Flags Classic 2012 Tour. “There are three or four premier rides in the United States and this is one of them,” says Jim Partridge, local organizers of the Three Flags Classic events that will take place in Nelson next week. The tour was started in 1974 by the Southern California Motorcycle Association. The intent was to give those who enjoy long rides on two wheels an outlet. This year’s event will be the 37th such ride. Before violence overtook many border towns in Mexico, the ride used to start just south of the American border. With the end of the route landing in Canada, the three flags of North America would have been crossed. In recent years the ride has started just north of the Mexican border, winds through six states and picks a different Canadian finish line. Last year it was Penticton, this year it is Nelson. “An interesting note about the 2011 Three Flags Classic Tour is the age of the riders,” says Partridge. “The overall average age was 62 with the oldest male rider in his 80s and the oldest

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Fruitvale’s Jim Partridge will be heading up the welcoming committee for the Three Flags Classic Tour that arrives in Nelson early next week. The motorcycle enthusiast is encouraging the public to come down and chat with the group of 220 riders from all over North America.

female in her 70s.” From Hondas to Harleys and everything in between, this tour brings together a diverse group from all over the world. The participants are capped at 250 and at times they have had to use a lottery system to draw names of who can take part. The riders and registered passengers will pull out of El

Paso at 3 a.m. on Friday and must finish the race no later than 9 p.m. on Monday. Along the way the riders will visit three checkpoints to have their passports stamped. If they complete the ride in the allotted time they receive a limited edition belt buckle and other paraphernalia. Partridge has never taken part in the ride himself, but

is an avid motorcyclist. He heard about the ride when the Southern California Motorcycle Association put out the word to the West Kootenay Toy Run that they were looking to land in Nelson in 2012. Partridge knew about the ride — his older brother took part in it two times — and jumped at the chance to help. The retired BC Hydro electrician owns a Honda Gold Wing and a 1967 Triumph Bonneville. Partridge — who lives in Fruitvale — says he is excited to show off the area to next week’s visitors. “There are really some great rides around here,” he says. “The mountain passes around Nakusp, Revelstoke, Sandon, New Denver, Kaslo, the East Shore of Kootenay Lake are all great rides because they are on windy and hilly terrain.” Partridge is still looking for volunteers to help check the riders in and is hoping local motorcycle lovers will come down to chat with the participants next Monday and Tuesday. “People are welcome to come down and talk with the riders. They are a friendly bunch,” he says. Participants will spend a couple days touring around the Kootenay terrain before heading back to their hometowns. If you want to help out or want more information, contact Partridge at 250-3679548 or loe-jimpartridge@

Slocan trustee by-election expected November 10 Nelson Star Staff

Slocan Valley residents will go to the polls November 10 to pick a new school trustee.

The vacancy was created after Barb Lindsay announced she’s taking a volunteer post in Zanzibar. Lindsay, in her second term, was acclaimed last November, and won a three-way race in 2008, replacing long-

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One of the major concerns about the future of the slide area is the lack of vegetation in the path which can cause further instability. Megan Cole photo

Continued from Page 1 on weather and ground conditions in the next few months and years,” Jordan told the Star in an email. “An absolute prediction of the timing of any more sloughing and sliding is very difficult to state, but the fact is there will be some more movements albeit not necessarily in the same way it did in July. More likely, movement would occur in the form of smaller slumps and rotational slides at the head and upper sidewalls of the slide area.” While the experts are continuing to research at Johnsons Landing, Jordan said evidence has emerged about what may have contributed to the slide. “In general terms, the Johnsons Landing slide was caused by high groundwater pressures in steep slopes arising from record rainfall in June 2012 and following a high snowpack,” he said. “The snow had recently melted and was still in the ground seeping down the mountain slopes when the rainfall was occurring. There is no immediately obvious trigger, as the site was hidden in steep terrain with dense forest.” Retired terrain stability specialist Bill Wells said the new terrain caused by the landslide could continue to cause risks for the community. Wells — who lives in Kaslo

and is a former Johnsons Landing resident — said that based on experience the new landscape creates increased runoff, potentially leading to further instability. “As you can see in all the photographs and video there is a whole new land surface and there is no vegetation at all on it,” he said. “Vegetation plays a big role on detaining terrain and roots systems do a good job of holding slopes. There are lots of examples where lack of vegetation causes much more rapid runoff and this sort of thing.” Wells referred to the way Hurricane Isaac has affected the island of Hispaniola where the Dominican Republic and Haiti are located. Because of the 2010 earthquake, much of the vegetation in Haiti was damaged if not eliminated. The Dominican Republic still has much of its vegetation and the terrain was able to hold more of the rain that fell, limiting the impacts of flooding and landslides. Haiti has been affected by serious flooding and on Wednesday the death toll was estimated at 24. “There is a brand new landscape so I think there are already plans being formulated and initiatives considered to do some replanting of vegeta-

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tion at Johnsons Landing,” said Wells. “They have to find out how individual landowners are going to coordinate that. And they will need some money because it will be expensive.” Wells had been involved in terrain mapping of the area around Johnsons Landing 30 years ago, but said there was no evidence at the time that the terrain would “fail.” “In terms of the particulars of Johnsons Landing, 30 years ago we did a map of the terrain in that area but we weren’t particularly looking for hazards,” he said. “That area that failed, I think we had accurately mapped as a place with springs and moisture there, and it could fail. That was 30 years ago, but the findings were new at that point. We didn’t have any particular reason to feel that people shouldn’t build in Johnsons Landing.” Like Jordan, Wells and other residents of the community have concerns about the “blob” that remains on the mountainside. “The experience that I have is what everyone else has, there is still this big blob hanging on the head wall and it would be nice if that dissolves and comes down bit by bit, but it’s still there and it’s going to come down one way or another,” he said.

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The Stories Behind Our Streets

Finding Nelson’s triple-H club 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.


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HOUSTON STREET: First Mayor Holds Lofty Position


ouston Street was for many years the highest in the city limits, a suitable position for John Houston, our first and four-time mayor and sometime MLA. The man who put “the best in myself ” into the community from his first arrival on the scene in 1890 until he left 15 years later “broke and discredited in my old age” was born in Ontario. At 15 he apprenticed to a Chicago printer, then worked for newspapers across the US. In 1886 he returned to Canada to the Calgary Herald, then published The Truth first at Golden and then at New

Westminster. In 1890, curious about the Kootenay rush, Houston arrived with his press and type boxes in Nelson. He founded The Miner and sold it in 1892, then founded The Tribune, which outlasted his departure in 1905. Houston’s terms as mayor were full of drama as he fought many battles for city-owned utilities. His term as MLA saw him denied a cabinet post due to his “rough manner.” But after his death in 1910 he was memorialized with the monument which stands at the corner of Ward and Vernon today.

HOOVER STREET: A Miner from Iowa


oover Street was named for Newlin Hoover, a native of Iowa who came to the Kootenays with the mining rush. In 1889, Hoover and Oliver Bordeaux prospected and staked the Lily May claim, the first in the Rossland area. In July of that same year, he pre-empted a large property immediately south of the uphill section of the surveyed townsite of Nelson. He built a log house beside the government road, and presumably settled down. A year later, he had “abandoned” that land (reputedly for $7,200), and it was taken up by a James Dixon

Townley of Vancouver. The property was then surveyed and became known as Addition A, but locals continued to honour the original settler by calling it the Hoover Addition. A few years later, Newlin Hoover was operating a powder magazine across from Nelson. A contemporary photo shows the amply-bearded Hoover at that property. The 1897 Charles St. Barbe History of Nelson records that “when Buchanan’s mill floated down the river (from Harrop) in the flood of 1894, Hoover secured it and towed it (onto) his beach where parts of it still remain.”

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HENDRYX STREET: Brothers Paved the Way for Mining Riches


endryx Street is one of the early Nelson streets named by the Father of Nelson, Gilbert Malcolm Sproat, on his original layout of the downtown core. The street was named in honour of Andrew and Wilbur Hendryx, who during the 1880s and ‘90s put money and energy into the development of the Bluebell mine, Kootenay Lake shipping, and Pilot Bay smelter. The Hendryx family were early residents of Connecticut. There were four sons. Andrew, born in 1834, was a successful manufacturer of brass implements in his home state. Wilbur, born in 1849, set up a medical practice in

Michigan. Their interest in Kootenay Lake began in 1884 when Wilbur visited while on a sporting trip and realized the potential in the area. The brothers incorporated the Kootenay Mining and Smelting Company in late 1884, and reportedly sank more than $100,000 on a wagon road between Kootenai Station and Bonners Ferry, on accessing massive reserves of low-grade galena ore at the Bluebell claim, and on building a smelter at Pilot Bay, but they were before their time. By 1900 both were gone from the area, leaving the hoped-for fortunes from their efforts to be made by somebody else. Within Reach. Beyond Imagination.

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Pride makes Guest Column — Raymond Masleck a difference The real issue with smart meters


he September long weekend Kootenay Pride parade has become an accepted part of the late summer calendar. It wasn’t always that way. Back in the late 1990s, Kootenay Pride found itself in the middle of a major political dust-up starring former mayor Gary Exner. When organizers approached the city about signing a proclamation to declare Gay Pride Week in Nelson, the mayor refused to sign. Our little mountain community was thrust into the provincial media spotlight as the standoff sparked debate around tolerance. In a city known for acceptance and an eclectic mix of people, it seemed like an unlikely well for the discussion. When the parade dances through the downtown on Sunday, those bleak days of intolerance won’t be on the minds of many. “In the past, it may have been necessary to have pride in protest,” Pride president Jason Peil told the Star this week. “There was a time when pride meant carving a space to have a safe space to be out together and comfortable in your own community.” Peil said this year’s event is about celebration and thanking the community for being so accepting of everyone. It’s heartening to know the negative headlines around gay pride are history. Our society has come a long way since the late1990s and it seems incredible that there was even debate in the first place. Congratulations to Kootenay Pride organizers for all their hard work over the years to make the Labour Day long weekend a much more colourful time of year. It wasn’t easy at times, but true acceptance is a satisfying reward. We want to hear from you.

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ortisBC is finally applying to install smart meters in its service area, so it’s full speed ahead for the tinfoilhatted crowd crying that they are a threat to life and limb. Since BC Hydro brought the issue to the forefront in British Columbia, concerns about these meters have multiplied almost as fast as all the other wireless devices going into service everywhere you turn.

This is the issue that seems to be getting lost amid all the nonsense about radio waves and health risks. Duck — there goes another person talking on a cell phone! What’s the device that motorist is peering at? Yikes, it’s a GPS navigational system! Gee whiz, my wireless modem doesn’t seem to be connecting. Let’s check the signal. Oh no, my neighbours have installed five more death-ray-emitting modems! We’re surrounded! Run, run quickly and we might make it to the Slocan Valley by sundown. The idea that a meter, outside your house, broadcasting data a few times a day will be a detriment to your health is as fantastic as homeopathic claims that a drop of something diluted in an ocean of water is going to benefit it. The real question for Fortis is what are we going

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to get for our $50 million and the rate increase that will go with it if the BC Utilities Commission approves the installation of smart meters? Regulated public utilities are in the business of building stuff for which they can justify higher charges to customers to provide a reasonable return on their investment. Regardless of whatever product, service or hokum they are selling, that is the utility business in a nutshell. The push for the kind of time-of-day electrical rates in this region that smart meters will enable actually long predates the technology and the push by the provincial government and utilities to install them. Almost three decades ago, the same kind of Kootenay populists who are now lining up to oppose the meters were supporting a group called the Electric Consumers’ Association. Long before the utility, then known as West Kootenay Power and Light, had given any thought to conservation, the Electric Consumers’ Association was intervening at its rate hearings to grill company officials on why they weren’t looking at “peak shaving” strategies such as time-of-day rates. One reason was that West Kootenay Power and Light was not on the cutting edge of anything in those days. The other was that the then Cominco-owned utility’s rates were so low that if they had shaved them any further the executives Bob Hall Editor

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would have had to hitchhike to the hearings. Peak shaving is important for utilities because there are big costs involved in serving the high points in consumption. To meet those daily or annual peaks, utilities must build or contract for electrical capacity to meet them. Failure to do so will result in the kind of brownouts that parts of North America have occasionally experienced in recent decades or the blackouts that hundreds of millions of Indians are now suffering. But building generating plants and bulking up transmission systems that are not needed most of the time is costly and results in higher rates. If you can avoid those costs with a rate structure that encourages consumers to run their dishwashers and clothes driers sometime other than during the peak consump-

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tion period in late afternoon and early evening, consumers should benefit through lower rates. But, as discussed above, utilities are in the business of building stuff and raising rates, not lowering them or reducing the rate of increases. This is the issue that seems to be getting lost amid all the nonsense about radio waves and health risks. How many people will use energy-hog appliances at off hours if they can save a few pennies and will this make a difference? Unlike most businesses, regulated utilities always make money whether they are building power plants or installing new meters. The question is, can smart meters profit both the company and its customers? Raymond Masleck is a retired Trail Daily Times reporter

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Wayne Germaine Letters to the Editor Serving Nelson & Area Since 1987. How to improve the school system “When you’re ready, I would Drastic changes should be made to our educational system. If education is supposed to prepare students with life skills, then automatically promoting every student in elementary school whether or not they have mastered the requisite knowledge and skills is rewarding incompetence. Students who have done minimal work, not handed in assignments, and failed tests, are promoted along with hardworking students. Some students decide it’s not worth the effort and sail through the elementary grades. They expect the same result in high school, but they soon realize it doesn’t work that way. They are not prepared to put in the extra work. They are not prepared to accept the consequences. Consequently, because of anger and frustration, they drop out of school and either remain unemployed, take menial jobs, or drift from one low paying job to another. Teachers are told that each child is different. This is true. Then why must they all take the same courses? By forcing students to take courses

they are not interested in, the school curriculum is fostering boredom. If a person is bored at their job, they can go somewhere else. Students don’t have that luxury.

When a student enters high school, they should have the opportunity to concentrate on the subjects that interest them. Don’t make history or science mandatory for a student who is a math whiz. When a student enters high school, he or she should have the opportunity to concentrate on the subjects that interest them. Don’t make history or science mandatory for a student who is a math whiz. Allow that student to specialize in math. Allow that student to take other courses of their choice, ones they are interested in learning, or no other subjects if that is their choice. This should be true

for students who have a passion for history, geography, science or English. More and varied courses in these fields should be made available in the high schools. Hands-on courses, like carpentry, plumbing, cooking, welding, etc. should also be made available so that high school graduates can immediately become apprentices in various trades, join the workforce and earn money. In this way, the curriculum is truly geared to different students having different abilities and different interests. Schools truly become places of education and places where young people are prepared for life. Perhaps the only compulsory course should involve preparing students to handle their incomes, how to budget, what is a mortgage, interest rates, loans, credit cards, debt, etc. High schools should become more of a preparation and training ground for students who intend to go to university, but especially for the majority of students who do not go to university. Bob Abrahams Nelson

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Welcome to your affordable country retreat just south of Ymir in the popular Porcupine Creek area. Access crown land out your back door for quadding, snowmobiling, hiking etc. This Kootenay style 2 storey home is warm and inviting with upright log walls and wood beamed ceilings. 2 wood stoves. 3 bright bedrooms upstairs. Covered front porch overlooks the yard that offers lots of room for the family, gardens and animals. New 200 amp electrical service plus underground cable in place for a shop. Located just steps away from where Porcupine Creek meets the Salmo river. A very nice country home and property.

349,900 NOW $ 319,900 319 3 19 900 WAS $


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Heart Of Uphill

Relax In Balfour

This is the perfect uphill starter home. This I 1/2 storey 3 bedroom charmer has many upgrades including windows, roof,siding, furnace, plumbing and hot water tank. The living room and dining room have beautiful maple floors and cove mouldings. The kitchen has modern maple cabinets. There is an enclosed back porch and a covered frontporch. Fenced yard and detached garage.

This is a 1980 Moduline with an addition that includes a pantry, master bedroom with ensuite and a double garage. Over 1400 Sq. ft. all sided in wood, has been beautifully maintained. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths in total. Covered front porch and huge back deck. Just over 1/3 of an acre, on 2 lots, at the end of the road. Gorgeous yard with mature landscaping. Lots of room for you, your family and friends. Walk to the beach and store.



HUGS. To a special friend who can always make me smile. We have had amazing memories and you will always be in my heart when you move to Calgary. Good luck! SLUGS. Huge, huge slugs dragging over all the faces of those people who have no remorse for a creature, a sentient being unlike apparently, yourselves... who chose to stand and witness terminating a defenceless and hungry bear. May Karma come creeping over your face at night during your dreams... and behold the gun facing you. HUGS. To the wonderful caregivers at Cornerstone Children’s Centre. You are all stars in my eyes. Thank you for a wonderful time we have had. We will miss you, but will visit. HUGS. Thank you to Save-On-Foods for your wonderful contribution to the MS Bike Ride. You are a great community supporter. Yummy spaghetti, good fuel for the day ahead. SLUGS. To the wedding band at 11 Mile on the North Shore that was still going strong until after 3 a.m. Sunday morning. The bass could be heard two miles away. How would you have felt if we had let our

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band go on that long, disturbing the sleep of everyone in that radius? Slugs to that wedding planner. A very bad way for two people to start life together. HUGS. To the artists who made the railing at Gyro Park — it is just gorgeous. But it would have been nice to have a plank on the work so we know who the artist is. HUGS. Huge heartfelt hugs to all the amazing volunteers that helped out at the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge MS Bike Tour last weekend! And double hugs to the organizing committee — you rock! HUGS. To Wade, Terry and staff of Midas Muffler for going the extra mile to get this ferry girl back to work! ~ Grateful in Harrop HUGS. Horse hugs to Nelson Animal Hospital staff for going beyond the call of duty to come to the aid of a sick horse, when no one else could. SLUGS. To sauntering jaywalkers who are oblivious to vehicles on the street. Pick up the pace. A car will win that battle every time... don’t tempt me. HUGS. To Wednesday night’s Six Mile bear encounter.

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Called “A delight to hear” and “riveting” by Phil Greenfield of the Baltimore Sun, Inna Faliks played her debut with the Chicago Symphony at age 15, and performs regularly at major venues in US and abroad. A winner of many international competitions including the 2005 International Pro Musicis Award, Ms. Faliks has recently performed at Carnegie Hall, Paris’s Salle Cortot, Metropolitan Museum, Bargemusic a recital tour of Russia, and in multiple TV and radio broadcasts worldwide.

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Cornerstone Children’s Centre SCHOOL AGE C ARE 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

It’s that timee of year... The beginning of a new school year is always a stressful time for families struggling to make ends meet. To help relieve some of that stress, the Salvation Army is asking for help in providing school supplies. We are looking for pencils, pens, crayons, pencil crayons, scissors, binders, and scribblers, dividers, glue sticks, rulers, felt pens, duotangs, lined loose leaf, erasers, highlighters, and other items that will help make the school year successful for all children. Very simply we are requesting that when you are picking up supplies for your child, you might pick up something extra to drop in one of the collection boxes placed around town, or you can drop your donation off at the Salvation Army. Thank you for your help!

Video Cameras Being Considered as Deterrent

Vandals strike Slocan transfer station GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

Vandals in Slocan hit the transfer station and sawmill this month, but police aren’t sure the incidents are related. Sometime during the evening of August 11, someone broke into several buildings at the idle Springer Creek Forest Products mill. RCMP say several buildings were spraypainted and a few doors were kicked in, although nothing appears to have been taken. An alarm went off, but it wasn’t reported to police until few days later. They gathered some evidence and say

they have some leads, but can’t go into details. No damage estimate was given. A similar incident occurred at the mill in April. The same weekend, the Slocan transfer station was vandalized twice. Mike Morrison, Regional District of Central Kootenay resource recovery manager, told 103.5 The Bridge windows were broken, materials strewn around the site, and someone tried to break into the attendant’s building. The damage prevented the facility from opening that morning. “We fixed the building Saturday afternoon and it was revandalized sometime

The Slocan transfer station was the victim of vandalism twice in the span of a few days this month. Aline Winje photo

between Sunday and Tuesday,” he says. Morrison adds vandalism has been a recurring, intermittent problem at the transfer station over the last three or four years, with an increase in incidents in the summer. He doesn’t think they’re being specifically targeted, but still

finds it frustrating. “All of these events increase the burden on the taxpayer and create pressure financially on us when we have to fix the facilities,” he says. While RCMP are investigating, the regional district is looking at beefing up security by adding armoring around the attendant’s building and installing video surveillance, already in use at other sites. A pop machine was also vandalized in Slocan around the same time, but police say they don’t have anything to tie it to the other incidents.

Charges expected in golf course vandalism Meanwhile, up to eight people — seven youths and one adult — may face charges after the Valley View golf course in Appledale was extensively vandalized fol-

lowing a break-in on the Canada Day long weekend. Maintenance equipment was wrecked, golf carts were trashed, and “significant damage” was done to buildings and fences on the property, police said in a news release. Damage is estimated at over $60,000. Police say alcohol was involved. The Slocan Lake detachment worked with the Kootenay Boundary forensic identification services and general investigation section to identify the suspects, none of whom are from Appledale. Charges of break and enter, theft, and mischief are being recommended. One youth has already pled guilty and will have a sentencing hearing next month. Two others have first court appearances scheduled for September.

Viniyoga with Laurie Madison (certified Viniyoga Therapist) What is your intention for doing yoga? To develop strength and flexibility? To lighten your pain and suffering? To relieve anxiety, stress, depression? To become a more aware, conscious being? Perhaps your intention is a combination of these and more!

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This fall I am offering group classes 2x weekly at Kootenais Finest. I am also offering small group sessions at Mountain Water Spa. Please join me! Group classes may not be your thing? But you would like to experience the benefits of yoga? I also offer private sessions on Tuesdays, in the comfort of your own home! This is a great opportunity to work on and improve whatever condition you may be experiencing in your own body! Remember, if you can breathe, you can do some yoga! Mon and Thurs mornings 10-11:30 Mountain Water Spa on Victoria Street Preregister Only 250 352 3280 Mon and Thurs Noon class 12-1:15 Kootenais Finest on Baker Street Month Passes available or come drop in! If you would like ANY more info, call Laurie 250 354 0269

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Kootenay Co-Op Radio’s Pickin’ & Grinnin’

Farewell to the airwaves

CLOSED for Labour Day on September 3rd

SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

After 13 years broadcasting on Kootenay Co-op Radio, Eva De Foor recorded what may be her final episode of Pickin’ & Grinnin’. De Foor’s show, which featured bluegrass and oldtime music from Canada and around the world, was part of KCR’s original roster when it was first starting up in 1999. She said goodbye to her loyal listeners with a special farewell show on August 22, where she reminisced with her guests about the great times they’ve had on Pickin’ & Grinnin’. “I’ve made a lot of good friends putting this show together every Wednesday,” De Foor told the Star. “It’s going to leave a big hole in my life, not having this show.” When she started Pickin’ & Grinnin’, De Foor had never hosted a radio show before. But her love of bluegrass music, along with frustration that the genre isn’t heard on most commercial radio stations, motivated her to get involved with the fledgling radio station. “I had such a huge collection of CDs and albums and wanted an outlet to share my music,” she said. “It started as a kitty cat and grew into a lion.” Some of the big moments for the show included live performances in the KCR studio by bands like Dry Branch Fire Squad, Open Road, and John Reischman and the Jaybirds.

Pickin’ & Grinnin’ host Eva De Foor during her farewell show on Kootenay Sam Van Schie photo Co-op Radio.

De Foor also regularly invited local bands play on the show, including some who formed out of the biweekly Slow Pitch Jam she organized at Bigby Place. And people who couldn’t make it to the studio, she interviewed over the phone. “I loved phoning really important bluegrass people long distance and talking to them on the air,” she said. Another highlight for De Foor was helping out with KCR’s annual membership drives. Some years she had Pickin’ & Grinnin’ t-shirts, coffee mugs and key chains made and would give them away to people who phoned in to buy a membership during the show. “I was crazy about membership drives. It was so personal for me because I love the radio station and wanted other people to support it,” she said. “I wanted to sell people on the

idea that they could be a part owner in the radio station and let them have a memento of the show.” De Foor said it’s possible she’ll return to the KCR airwaves sometime in the future. In the meantime, she plans to focus on organizing local bluegrass concerts and she wants to find an unused building that could be transformed into a venue for live shows. “We have Ellison’s and other really small venues and we have the Capitol Theatre, which is often too big,” she explained. “We need something that can sit 200 people, where we could hold our coffee houses and make it a home for bluegrass musicians.” To listen to past episodes of Pickin’ & Grinnin’ go to and click “radio shows,” then “music shows” and scroll down to find the title. <<

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hroughout our Bahamas vacation our hotel provided relaxation and enjoyment at the beach, on the water slides and floating down the lazy river. But Junkanoo was full of energy. Christmas and New Year is Junkanoo time in the Bahamas and Nassau is home of one of the largest . Thousands of people gather in the streets to take in the big parade; something I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a good, loud parade full of colour, costumes, music and dance. My daughter and I, both afraid of heights, had a great time parasailing together over the open ocean. It was a breathtaking ride, I held on with all my might and I think even closed my eyes for a part of it. It was exhilarating and will be a cherished memory of having fun with my girl . Another day we went on a fishing trip, not the best day on the water (it was a cooler day with rough water), but great for fishing! My husband caught two wahoo and a mahi mahi and I caught three wahoo. Our daughter, who was not interested in reeling in a fish, started to turn a little green as the water tossed the boat about, signaling to all that the fishing portion of our trip was done . Our guide sent our fish to a restaurant in Nassau to be prepared for our meal later that evening. He also arranged transportation to and from our hotel as well as reservations at the restaurant. I think what both surprised and pleased us most was the hospitality of the people of the Bahamas; the friendliest we have met anywhere. Always a smile, always happy to answer a question, share information, share experiences and all with a genuine, warm welcoming smile and often a sense of humour that could lighten the mood of any worn out traveler....and as they say in the Bahamas “I happy, you happy, we all happy”


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Women are invited to free weekly drop-in skill share sessions on Fridays as part of the Nelson and District Women Centre’s Community Threads Project, which also offers free monthly workshops on a variety of Fibre Arts topics. Every Friday come bring a project, receive help when needed, and share a cup of tea with other women. Drop-ins run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nelson and District Women’s Centre.

Enjoy your summer by doing yoga at the Kokanee Creek Park Visitors Centre. Yoga lessons are offered every Monday, Wednesday 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

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 until September. More information at the library.

The Taghum Hall Starry Night Astronomy Program presents Solar Sunday on September 2. Join us between noon and 2 p.m. for a look at the Sun through two types of solar telescopes. This event is weather permitting. For more information contact Wayne Holmes at 250-3541586 or

Nelson United Church, Taize’ Service, Sunday, September 2 at 7 p.m. in the church hall. A service of prayer, song, candlelight and quiet meditation.

Professional storytellers from around the Nelson area have committed themselves to showing up on the first Sunday of every month as a way to deepen the craft. Every month the support of this professional experience has brought forth delightful and touching stories from the oral tradition, personal experience and history. Set your imagination on fire while bringing truth to your soul the first Sunday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Back Alley Studio with the Nelson Storytelling Guild.

The Nelson Technology Club is a growing, independent initiative to nurture technology advancement within the local community that meets every Wednesday. Meetings run from 6 to 8 p.m. at 207-601 Front Street.

All seniors welcome to the monthly meeting of the Senior Citizens’ Association Branch No. 51, located at 717 Vernon Street. Meeting commences at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 5. Tea and goodies will be served after the meeting. Some of the activities enjoyed at the centre include bridge, crib, whist, dominos, chess and snooker. For further information, call 250-352-7078 weekday afternoons.

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The next SOS/HTF joint meeting is Wednesday, September 5 at 3 p.m. in the Seniors Co-ordinating Society meeting room. The meeting room is located in the northeast corner of the Civic Centre. Saturday, September 8 is International Literacy Day. Enter Nelson Public Library’s literacy contest from September 1 to September 22. Celebrate with us by letting us know all the ways you use your literacy skills every day. Just fill in an entry form at the library to win prizes. It’s so easy! Dinner with the Doctor combines a wonderful plantbased banquet, followed by a presentation by a health professional, with Q&A to wrap-up. Sunday, September 9. Dinner with the Doctor will feature Dr. Sid Kettner. His topic, Hypertension and Stroke. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a great heart-healthy meal, get recipes, and ask the doctor questions of importance for you. Dinner With The Doctor is at the Seventh-day Adventist Church and begins at 6 p.m. To participate, please phone 250-551-2374 and leave your name and phone number by Thursday, September 6. We need to know how many to prepare for. This is a free event, however, a donation would be appreciated. Bonnington Regional Park free outdoor movie on Sunday September 9, showtime at 7:45 p.m. For more info and movie title, contact Do your suffer from insomnia? Is lack of sleep putting your health or the safety of others a risk? Community First Health Coop begins its fall education series on Wednesday, September 12 from 12 to 1 p.m. with a presentation on sleep related issues by Mark McBride, pharmacist at Remedy Health. Come and find out some effective ways to be more rested and ready for what the day might hold. Bring your lunch and join us at 518 Lake Street in the Stoddart Room on the second floor for another in our series to support health related issues in the community. Seniors/caregivers, the BC ombudsperson, Kim Carter, will present a summary on Wednesday, September 12 of her report’s 176 recommendations to the BC government, which includes how to improve home and community care for seniors in West Kootenay communities. A question period will follow her presentation. Admission by donation. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. Admission is by donation and the event will be held at the Nelson United Church Hall. The new season for Nelson and area Learning in Retirement begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 14 at Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus in Rosemont. The season’s first event is a current affairs session with MP Alex Atamanenko speaking on the proposed changes to the federal electoral boundaries. Join us in a lively discussion into the drastic alterations proposed. Functioning under the umbrella of Selkirk College, Learning

in Retirement offers a relaxed and fun learning environment — with no exams or tests — for seniors 50+. New members are welcome. Become a member: annual membership $15; each session is $3. For more information contact Susanne Raschdorf 250-229-4538 or Nancy Pulsifer 250-825-9250.

A warm invitation to Kootenay Lake’s 101st annual Fall Fair on Saturday, September 15. This year’s focus is on developing local food knowledge and security. Explore local produce, flowers and art at the exhibits. Have a tea and a nibble, and partake in games and other competitions. Taste delicious local foods, learn about growing your own food through interactive displays and pick up something local and wonderful at the market. All this and more at this year’s Fall Fair.

Celebrate the fall harvest at the 10th annual Harrop Harvest Fest. There will be lots of local produce, artisans, entertainment, food and more. Harvest Fest runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 16 at the Harrop Hall.

Kootenay Book Weekend is September 21 to 23 at the Best Western on Baker Street. Come and join some lively discussion. Tickets are available at Otter Books, Booksmyth and at the door for $10.

All seniors welcome to a potluck luncheon to be held at the Senior Citizens’ Association Branch No. 51, located at 717 Vernon Street. Luncheon begins at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, September 28. For further information, call 250-352-7078 weekday afternoons.

Nelson moms and their supporters are being invited to take part in the 2012 breastfeeding challenge. Let’s break the record for the most children breastfeeding at the same time. The event is Thursday, September 29 at 11 a.m. Arrive early to register at Chahko Mika Mall. This event is dedicated to Gwen Kalyniuk who devoted her life’s work to breastfeeding. FUNDRAISERS

Nelson’s SuperWalk for Parkinson’s 2012 will take place on Sunday, September 9 at 10 a.m. at Rotary Lakeside Park. Donations can be made on line at The SuperWalk starts at 11 a.m. MARKETS

Enjoy Nelson’s Downtown Market every Wednesday on Baker Street from 9 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 To add your event to your online community calendar visit

Allegro Dance and Musical Theatre Program

POST NATAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING with Anna Colin and Trisha Wilson of Gaiatri Yoga This course is speciÄcally designed for people wanting to broaden their skills when working with new mothers and families.

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

Post Natal Ätness, Mum & baby yoga classes, Couples yoga for birth preparation, Ayurvedic care for after birth, herbal remedies for the whole family, plus much more.

Contact Lynette Lightfoot (250) 229-5772

Dates: September 27th-30th 9-4 pm daily in Nelson $425 - Payment Plans welcome For more information call Anna @ 250 509-1853 Learn to learn, Learn to teach, teach to learn.

“When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.” -Marie F. Mongan

Next session will run 5 Saturday’s from Sept. 15th-Oct.13 5:00-8:00pm Location: Manistone Center #215-507 Baker St. More info @ or call Maasa @ 250 509 0321

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News Future of the Civic Centre Movie Theatre

Squash club now without a home MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

After 28 years at 330 Baker Street, Nelson’s squash club will be without a home. The club — which is involved in the Downtown Athletic Club proposed for the Civic Theatre — was unable to reach an agreement with the current landlord. “We were notified by the landlord that he basically wanted to take over half of the third floor space that we had been occupying,” said Pat Hodgson with the squash club. “He was going to take over what was the women’s change room and lounge area and

leave us with the courts and what he referred to as a coed change room which was previously the men’s change room and an entrance. “Faced with the loss of 50 per cent of our space and a 30 per cent increase in rent, we just could not agree to terms with the landlord so we could not secure a lease As of September 1 we no longer have a home.” The squash club has now ramped up their efforts behind the Downtown Athletic Club, asking their members to come forward with interest free loans. “The response to that request has been phenomenal,” said Hodgson.

“We are well on our way to being prepared to have a fully funded project when the [City of Nelson’s] October 15 deadline comes around. Suffice it to say that within 48 hours of our request for our members, we had received more than half of our goal,” he said. “We are certainly buoyed by that commitment from our membership and they are prepared to step up in a big way to make this project go ahead. We’re going to be speaking with lenders about financing the project.” The club is working towards having a solidified proposal by the October 15 deadline given to the Nelson

Civic Theatre Society who are working on their proposal to have a theatre return to the community. Hodgson said he is hoping the City is ready to make a decision about the Theatre Society’s proposal in October. If they continue to defer, the Downtown Athletic Club will “more than likely” pull its proposal off the table and look at other options. The landlord of 330 Baker Street is offering use of the remaining courts, but Hodgson emphasized that the squash club is no longer part of the facility and players will be dealing solely with the landlord.

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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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f there is one thing that can be said any day in the library, it’s that it’s probably not typical. The library is for everyone, so it follows that everyone comes to the library, bringing with them their enthusiasms and their myriad requests. We love ‘em all because our patrons are a true reflection of our community. That said, there’s a little bit of the superhero in your local librarian. It begins, not with a quick change in a phone booth, but with the invisible superhero cape every library worker dons at the start of the workday. I call it the pleasant-helpful-cheerful cape. Sometimes, it’s the problem-solving cape. Other times, it’s the usefulinformation cape. So much, all in one cape. Once the cape is on, the computers come next. Behind the scenes, we need to get a

multitude of machines up and running, so you can check your email or check out a book. That’s why, when you’re there with your nose pressed to the door glass at 9:58 a.m., you’ll see us all flapping about in our capes, getting things ready for you. And then the doors are open! Here’s just a pulse of how the day might look: 10 a.m. Thirty people walk in right off the bat. Moms and dads and kids and strollers head downstairs for

storytime; a half dozen go directly for the public computers; three want the wi-fi password; two head for the OPAC computers to look up library items; two more wait for personal help; a family of four new to town wants library cards; a fellow from Prince George wants a BC OneCard. 12 p.m. Three computer users need extra time; two Column continues on Page 13

Imagine the possibilities. First and second-run popular movies, Canadian, international and art house Älms, documentaries, young and local Älmmaker festivals, satellite feeds for sports, concerts, or opera, and an alternate live performance space for Nelson.

Free Movie Night! Tuesday, September 18

Doors open at 6pm, presentation at 7pm Capitol Theatre (not the Civic--yet!)

Questions? Concerns? Hopes? Desires? Come to our movie night and discover the possibilities for your theatre! Find out about the Nelson Civic Theatre Society, how you can get involved, and learn how the new digital formats have changed the cinema industry. Enjoy a short presentation followed by a free screening of the Academy Award-winning Älm Cinema Paradisio.

We have more than 500 members who say “Yes! I want to re-open the Nelson Civic Theatre!” Show your support! Memberships are also available at Otter Books and Baker Street Menswear, and online at:

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Community Continued from Page 12 computer users need help printing. Jean wants a book from another library, and we give her a lesson on how to request books herself. Jim wants to know why the books he put on hold an hour ago aren’t yet on the hold shelf (we collect hold requests once daily); we get his books from the shelves. The lineup at the desk is six deep, and the self-check station is on hold as we reboot. 2 p.m.: The self-check is back, which is great because several patrons are happily checking out their items when a family with three homeschooling kids comes in wanting a library orientation. The two library workers on the circulation desk are busy with computer help requests, a phone call from a patron wanting help downloading e-Books, and another trying to find the book she heard about on CBC, but can’t remember the title. Luckily, the children’s librarian downstairs has a moment for a tour, superhero cape a-flap. 3 p.m.: There’s a brief lull in which the circulation staff madly checks in items, cleans and repairs CDs, calls folks about their holds or the DVD that wasn’t in the case, processes incoming interlibrary loans, and tries to catch up before the next onslaught. Cheerfully, of course. Because when Mildred drops in from Mountain Lakes for a large print murder mystery and a chat, we’ll have a smile for her. She has, after all, been coming to the library for half a century. The rest of the day? At any given moment: a vision impaired patron needs help selecting Daisy Readers and audiobooks; an Alberta visitor is looking for her great-grandfather’s obituary in the Nelson Daily News on microfilm; a landlord with a problem tenant wants a quick overview of Clicklaw online; a tenant with a problem landlord would rather access a book on the subject. And yet another patron wants to know if librarians really can leap tall buildings in a single bound, or if all this cape stuff is just for show. All of the above with a brand new Integrated Library System trying our learning curves, but never affecting our smiles, or the merry flap of our capes. Typical? Not on your life. What’s that — up in the sky? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s — you know. Anne DeGrace’s library column is featured every second week in the Star

A school with commitment! We Believe: All students can and will learn because of what we do as a TEAM! Kindergarten to Grade 6 with “Joey’s” after school care available on site. • St. Joseph School was established over 100 years ago • Long standing tradition of high academic and ethical standards • Low student/teacher ratio • French and Music are taught in all grades • Faith based education that is welcoming to everyone • Emphasis on creating a community of hope and trust that engages students, staff and parents in building on children’s strengths • Students develop; courtesy, compassion and community awareness through active participation • Integrating changes in technology featuring Smart Boards and Computer labs • Focus on fitness and nutrition creating healthy minds and bodies

School events: Open House, Penny Carnival, Christmas Concert, Spaghetti Dinner, Family Barbeque, Spring Concert, Talent Show, Fun Day, Sandcastle Day, Skating, Swimming and Snowshoeing Programs, Skiing, Snowboarding, Walk-a-thon, Singing for Seniors, Christmas on Baker. Many extra curricular activities including: • Art Club • Dance • Running Club • Basketball

• Choir • Chess • Skipping Club • Volleyball

Parents are encouraged to join the School Council, Parent Support Group, Parish Council, or Volunteer Program in order to have an active role in their child’s education as well as enjoying a strong sense of school community.

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Reunion leaves lasting legacy Continued from Page 1 games. Slim said ‘Allan, don’t worry about that. You’re improving your baseball skills every day. That’s what you should worry about.’” Now retired after a long career with the Calgary board of education, Deschamps was among about 45 FAC alumni and spouses participating in the reunion. For George Benwell, the event had double meaning: The banquet was in the Hume Hotel, which his namesake grandfather bought in 1912. Benwell spent his first dozen years growing up there while his father was manager. Although he left Nelson in 1963 and became a forest ranger in Revelstoke, he has returned many times, and always tries to stay at the Hume. “It’s very nostalgic for me,” Benwell said. He joined the FAC in 1946 at age 11 and played pee wee baseball. On Monday night, he wore a shirt with the team crest. Former Revelstoke-Slocan MLA Bill King, 81, now of

George Benwell and Tom Marshall wore their old FAC jackets to the banquet at the Hume Hotel, which Benwell’s family used to own. Greg Nesteroff photo

Fruitvale, wasn’t directly involved in the club, but went to school in Nelson and shared political views with Porter, a longtime New Democrat. “I always liked and admired him a great deal,” King said. “He did an awful lot for the kids of Nelson. We were lucky to have a guy like him.” Porter ensured everyone was able to play sports, regardless of financial standing: If a child

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couldn’t afford equipment, he’d find some. King, who played lacrosse and soccer and still golfs and curls, said he used Porter’s example when he started a boxing club in Revelstoke and became president of minor hockey there. “I tried to give back to the Story continues to Page 15

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News Continued from Page 14 community the same way I had seen Slim do,” he said. “Guys like Slim influence people. They leave a great legacy.” Porter, who died in 1989, was remembered as a generous benefactor — and also a bit of a mystery. “He was obscure to say the least,” said Guil Brett, who centred an outstanding hockey line with the Duffy brothers in the 1940s before going on to a long career in mineral exploration. “Nobody knew where he came from or why he arrived here, but his life was dedicated to coaching.” He recalled Porter showing up Saturdays at 5 a.m. to light the fire before hockey practice. “Adjectives escape me other than he was unassuming and he was Slim Porter. There was nobody on earth like him before or since.”

ONCE-IN-ALIFETIME EVENT The eldest attendee, Horace (Bucko) Lapointe, 91, remembered growing up next door to the Ringrose family, key club members. “They were always great for us kids,” he said. “We’d be out on Chatham Street playing catch and they’d come out and show us how to pitch.” Lapointe played baseball for the Bogustown Wranglers and learned lacrosse in the old Hall Mines rink before the Civic Centre opened. (The Fairview club was a year or two behind their Uphill rivals, but soon made up for lost time.) During a slideshow at the banquet, Lapointe was seen in a team photo of the 1937 David Gentles

junior lacrosse champions along with Ian Dingwall, 92, a fellow resident of Mountain Lake seniors community. Lapointe’s daughter Bev noted when it came time to clean out her father’s house, “up in the basement rafters, out of reach of us kids, was Dad’s lacrosse stick and ball. The mesh on the stick had a hole in it. It so characterized his love of the game.” The items are now in the Nelson sports museum. Fellow nonagenarian and lacrosse standout Ev Kuhn was thrilled with the reunion. “It’s great to see people you haven’t seen for years and to see them with smiles and so glad to visit their hometown,” he said, praising organizers Al Dawson, Lionel Kearns, Frank Elsener, and Gordon Halsey. Jim Sawada, who played a couple of years of baseball with the FAC in the mid1950s, agreed. “It’s once in a lifetime. It’s so nice for everybody to get together,” he said. Sawada recalled thinking he was good enough for the team because of his high school ball experience in Japan. “But I wasn’t. I was only 5'4" — still am — and 130 lbs. Our team had three or four bats, all too heavy for me. I would choke up, but the ball came so fast, I struck out all the time. Embarrassing. I could bunt, run, and field, but not hit.” At night’s end, Al Dawson announced the creation of a Slim Porter memorial foundation. Working with the Osprey Foundation and local branch of KidSport, it will provide annual funding for Nelson-area kids who can’t afford to participate in organized sports. 41 Acre Riverfront

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walked the backalleys. Once the shooting was finished, the veteran teacher (who is an excellent photographer in her own right) had students produce three photos in each of the categories and had to work on post-production using Photoshop at the computer lab at school. In the end they put all their photos on a virtual canvas to present to the class. The photos on Pages 16 and 17 were chosen as some of the best.

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Interest in academy high girls and boys: U11/12, U13/14, U15/16 and U17/18. The Nelson evaluation session earlier this week included players from Nelson, Trail, Castlegar, Grand Forks and everywhere in between. Three years ago the Whitecaps moved their first academy program outside the Lower Mainland to Vernon. Broadhurst runs the program there and has already seen plenty of success. The move into

Whitecaps FC Okanagan head coach David Broadhurst at Nelson’s Lakeside pitch on Tuesday night for the first of a two-night evaluation for the upcoming Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy program. Bob Hall photo BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

If the swarm of young soccer enthusiasts at Lakeside pitch on Tuesday night is any indication, the new Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy program is going to be a hit in the West Kootenay. “I’m really pleased to see so many players out,” said David Broadhurst, the Whitecaps FC Okanagan head

the Kootenay is the first push farther into BC’s hinterland. “I think Dave [Spendlove] and [Nelson’s] Soccer Quest have done a great job in this community,” Broadhurst told the Star when asked why there was such a positive turnout for the first sessions. “Their reputation is good and the small pieces of work we have done with them in previous years, the message is getting out that

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we are going to be here for the long run.” The program runs for seven months starting in September and ending in April (there is a two-month winter break in December and January). The training includes eight weekends at Nelson’s Soccer Quest indoor facility. Four travel events per age group will also be part of the academy.

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coach. “I wasn’t expecting to see close to 100 players. It’s fantastic. It’s great to see that there is interest here in the Kootenays for what we are trying to offer.” The academy’s aim is to give players that are already with clubs in the East and West Kootenay supplemental training with the best coaching the province has to offer. The academy will include four age groups for both

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Saints start camp with totally new look CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter

The Selkirk Saints men’s hockey team is off to a good start after several days of training at the Castlegar Recreation Complex. With a new coach/general manager and 22 new faces at camp, it’s a totally re-done hockey team with lofty aspirations. “I think it’s going well,” said coach/GM Jeff Dubois. “We knew coming in that we had the challenge of evaluating 22 new players. We’re obviously short on returning guys. So really this week is about getting the conditioning level back to where we want it and expect it to be and getting a sense of the guys and where they’re going to fit in.” Dubois said he and assistant coach Jamie Freiss have seen the incoming players at the junior level, but it’s different when you get them out together. “We like the team speed,” he said. “Certainly the attitude of the group is good. We’ve got some first-year guys quickly emerging as leaders. We can see there are guys that when they open up their mouths, they’re getting immediate respect from their teammates. I’d say we’re happy with how it’s gone so far.” Although the coaches aren’t wont to make any big judgments after a couple of days of camp, Dubois says there has been several standouts so far. “Mason Spear, who played down in Beaver Valley, is a guy who’s stuck out,” he said. “Lucas Hildebrand, who played in Revelstoke and played some games for the Vernon Vipers (Junior A) last year, even from day one he jumped out at Jamie and me. Alex Sirard,

one of our goalie recruits who spent some time in the Western Hockey League and played Junior A out in Saskatchewan, looked really good the first day.” The coaches have also been impressed with returning all-star forward Jordan Wood. Last year’s top scorer is one of only four returning players for the Saints. “Jordan, who’s going to be our captain, is probably our leader both off-ice and in terms of on-ice performance and, in all likelihood, our leading scorer,” said Dubois. “He looks really good. He’s kind of taken the bull by the horns in terms of getting guys organized. So he’s been really impressive.” The coaches have been working on putting the players into lines for the upcoming season, which starts October 5 with a trip to Vancouver Island to play the University of Victoria. “We’re starting to see the chemistry and who fits with whom,” said Dubois. The Saints will be hitting the ice in Fruitvale on Friday and Saturday where they will be scrimmaging against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks’ split squads. “We’re doing a mini-tournament down in Beaver Valley where we split the guys into two teams,” said Dubois. “Guys in training camp here aren’t trying to lay each other out with big hits. It’s different at college than junior where guys are trying to make a spot and so they play with more of a physical edge. I don’t expect them to go full on against some 16 and 17-year-old kids, but it gives the players a chance to see some new competition and the coaches get to watch and evaluate.”

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Continued from Page 19 Based on the evaluations on Tuesday and Wednesday night at Lakeside, those players accepted into the program will be notified and begin their training next month. “As a club we are completely committed to player development. It’s crucial for us to survive,” Broadhurst said of the motivation for the Whitecaps to extend their reach. “As a club, the dream is to have homegrown talent, even on our first team… that is what the fans want and the owners would love to see it. The more work we can do in the smaller districts, working with the coaches and the players. It will ben-

efit our program in the long run.” Broadhurst grew up in England where football is king. He spent 12 years coaching with the Manchester United Soccer Schools at international projects in the UK, Japan and Switzerland. Though soccer in Canada still has a long way to go to catch up to worldwide leaders like England, Broadhurst said the Whitecaps are up to the challenge. “There are a lots of great athletes here and lots of players that love the game,” he said. “It’s only a matter of time before those technical skills will catch up. The players have to put the work in and what we are trying here gives them that ability.”

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Obituaries & Memorials Barbara Ann Buckshot - Poitras Born: October 9th, 1941 Passed: August 29th, 2012

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the death of my Mom Barbara Buckshot-Poitras on August 29th, 2012 at the young age of 70. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd., 613 Ward Street, Nelson at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012. A public visitation will be held prior to the service at 10:00 AM. Following the service a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 8th, 2012 at our home, 116 Chatham Street, Nelson from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1589 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5Y7. Online condolences may be expressed at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. She will be missed by all.

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It is with sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear Fay Collier at the age of 69. Fay was born in Dagenham, Essex, England on November 23, 1942. Fay was recently pre-deceased by her cherished husband and caregiver Dave Collier. Fay was also pre-deceased by her Father Charles and Daughter Sharon. She is survived by her Mother Irene, Brother Roy (Maureen), Sister Beryl (Kennedy), Brother Barry (Hazel), Daughters Frances, Marianne (Denis), Karen (Stuart) and Lesley. Grandchildren, Amanda (Matt), Alex (Isabel), Emma, Maxine, Joseph, Jeremy, Justine, Gabriel, Ashley and Adrian. Great Granddaughter Mya. Many dear Nieces, Nephews, Brother and Sister in Laws, Cousins, Aunts, Uncles and Friends. Fay worked in retail in her earlier years in England. When we moved to Canada she worked in retail and then spent many years bookkeeping at Nasmyth, Morrow and Goody (Bogusz) law office. Fay enjoyed golfing and camping in her earlier years and always enjoyed reading, knitting and sunbathing at their house on the lake in Nelson. Nana’s greatest joy was her grandchildren. She loved them all so much and never missed a Birthday or Christmas. She was a very loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, auntie and friend and we will all miss her very much. The family would like to extend sincere appreciation to those who have helped and expressed condolences. Many thanks to the following: Thompson’s Funeral Services/Dr. Kirsten and the staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital/ Rev. Marcella Mugford, Nasmyth, Morrow and Bogusz, Nelson Chrysler, Carol and Ted Ryan, CIBC and CIBC Wood Gundy, Friends, Family and Neighbors. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life has taken place. Sincere apologies to those who did not know in time to attend the Ceremony. AS an expression of sympathy family and friends may make donations to the Kootenay Hospital Foundation 3 View Street, Nelson, BC. V1L 2V1. Online condolences may be expressed at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

thoughts, desires, longings and fears. There is no place to hide from God, and gratefully, there is no need! He knows all there is to know about you, the good, the bad and the ugly, and yet He pursues you with an outrageous and persistent love. In the story of Nathanael, Jesus sees Nathanael while he sits under a fig tree in obscurity. When they finally meet face-to-face Jesus calls out to Nathanael from a distance. Nathanael asks, “How did you know me?” Jesus answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you” ( John 1:48). The Psalmist writes: “You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my $)ULHQGO\%LEOH thoughts from &HQWUH&KXUFK afar” (Psalm 139:2). Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am As “The Lord’s Body” Rumpelstiltskin dances around 623 Gordon Rd. Nelson BC V1L 5X6 the fire in the Phone 250-352-9322 • Pastor Rev. Ken H. Keber 5HIUHVKPHQWVDUHVHUYHGDIWHUWKHVHUYLFH shadows of the $ŋ OLDWHGZLWKWKH3HQWHFRVWDO$VVHPEOLHVRI&DQDGD

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MS Society’s Taste of Nelson is back SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Do you soak up art, live music, food and more? Then {vurb} would like your contributions. Please submit your photos from cultural events around Nelson including concerts and art openings and articles to Articles must be no longer than 300 words and photos must include cutline information including names, date and location. Anonymous submissions will not be accepted. Submissions must be received every Sunday by noon.

Nelson is known for having a great selection of fine and unique eating establishments with fabulous food. A ticket to the annual A Taste of Nelson evening will give you the opportunity to get together with friends and enjoy good food from the best, as well as fine wine, organic beer and fresh roasted coffee while supporting a great cause.

You will get a chance to taste a featured dish from each restaurant, and one of two selections from an area winery and brewery. At the end of it all you can enjoy a cup of locally roasted coffee. All the food and beverages have been donated by local restaurants and vendors who have once again teamed up with the Multiple Sclerosis Society to support this fundraising event for the local chapter.

There will be gift certificates from the supporting restaurants to be given as free door prizes and some great silent auction items. They’re working on an awesome raffle prize, but you’ll have to be there to win. Tickets are $35 and are available at Culinary Conspiracy (610 Baker Street). If you have a group of eight you can buy a table for $280 and they’ll reserve it for you. So get your friends together or a group of co-workers and

plan an evening. If you have a business or organization and would like to support the MS Society and buy a table, you can do that at Culinary Conspiracy. A Taste of Nelson is on September 26 at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Baker Street Inn in the Osprey-Kestrel Room. Tickets go on sale this Saturday. This event sold out well in advance last year so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

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Coming Events

Kootenay Kids would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to our “Grounded Gives to the Kids” event on June 28th, 2012. The event was a great success with over $3000 raised. Special thanks to Sasha Kitch owner of Grounded Cafe for her generosity in donating the entire day’s proceeds to Kootenay Kids! Thanks also to Melanie Ward of 4Cats Art Studio for the generous donations of art supplies and studio time and to all the children who donated their wonderful art work for sale. You have all helped make a positive difference in the lives of local families.

Nelson Farm & Artisan Markets EcoSociety presents:

Kootenay Kids is a community based non-profit society with programs serving the needs of children, parents and caregivers through education, support and childcare centres

Coming Events

Fall Registration Starts Now! Call 250-352-2071for early registration, information and forms In person registration at Dance Studio at the Old Civic Centre Sept 6, 2012 5-7 pm Some classes may be full by this time so register early!!! 15TH Annual Barry Crispin Cancer Society Scramble Balfour Golf Course Saturday Sept. 15th 10:00 am Shotgun Start $75.00 per person Limited Entrys. Call the pro shop to register 250-229-5655 Dynamite Dancers ! @ the Moving Centre with “MISS KARIN” PALINKA - 1:15 - 2:00 3 & 4 yrs Creative Dance - 3:30 - 4:15 5 & 6 yrs Ballet/Jazz/Combo -4:15 - 5:00 7 plus yrs Boyz & Girlz Hip Hop 10 classes begins Sept 24 505-5013 Kokanee Park Visitors Centre Closing for the Season Final Labour Day Weekend! Storytelling Saturday Night, Movie Night Sunday, Naturalist program Monday Night. Thanks to all who made this season and the first annual RedFish Fest a fantastic success!

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







Childcare Available PRESCHOOL PROGRAM at BLEWETT SCHOOL!! Buddies & Pals for children ages 30 months to 5 years. Mon thru Thurs. For more information or registration details contact Lorry Mann, ECE - 250-551-8794

Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted


Education/Trade Schools 21 WEEK HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Prepare for a Career in Heavy Equipment Operation. Introducing our new Apprenticeship Program which includes:

ShelterGuides Home Share & Respite Care Training:

Thursdays (Sept 20-Oct 25)

6-7pm Beginner Salsa, 7-8pm PRACTICE, 8-9pm Foxtrot Couples & singles welcome! Pre-registration only $90/person for 6 week session Call 250-352-0013

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!

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ITA Foundation ITA HEO Theory Multi Equipment Training (Apprenticeship hours logged) Certificates included are: • Ground Disturbance Level 2 • WHMIS • Traffic Control • First Aid Reserve your seat for August 13, 2012. Taylor Pro Training Ltd at 1-877-860-7627

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

SALSA FOR TEENS in Nelson! Wednesdays (Sept 19-Dec 5)

4 pm Beginner Level, 5 pm Shines & Salsa Rueda, A fun & friendly introduction to this popular Latin dance! No partners required. $120. for 12 week session, $180. for both classes Pre-registration only Call 250-352-0013 Voice Piano Lessons in Nelson & Trail Instructor Audrey Bisset over 20 yrs of teaching experience is now accepting students 368-3162

Rhythmic Gymnastics 2012/2013 Season Full Year and Recreation Programs Starting Sept 18th Learn to dance with ribbons, hoops, balls & more in our fun and creative programs . Rhythmic Dimensions 250-505-1812


Lost & Found Lost: Koali Purple Fashion Sun Glasses Lime Green Case South Slocan Area 250359-7532


LOST Purple prescription cat-eye sunglasses, Koali in South Slocan area Please Call 250-359-7532



Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Established 1947 Established 1947

Our dealership is focused on hiring and retaining the best. As such, we offer market-leading pay and benefits, paid training opportunities, a supportive team and the opportunity to advance. When it comes to service, our top priority is customer satisfaction, and we understand the importance of quality technicians in meeting that goal. Come explore what we have to offer. Please send your resume and cover letter to: Craig Kalawsky 1530 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 1H9 Fax: (250) 365-2752 Email:

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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

Help Wanted

Shoes for the Soul is looking for a professional energetic Sales person 3 days a week


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




Van Kam’s group of companies requires Owner Operators to be based at Castlegar or Cranbrook for runs throughout B.C. PRINCE GEORGE and Alberta. Applicants have winter and Group mountain,of driving experience/ Van-Kammust Freightways’ Companies training. requires Owner Operators for runs out of our We offer above average rates and excellent employee benefits. Prince George Terminal. To join our team of Professional drivers, call Bev, 604-968-5488 or email current and details W a resume, ff ll driver’s t tabstractWi t / ofMtruck to: t i or fax 604-587-9889 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.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Kootenay Co-op is seeking a skilled and dynamic individual to fill the new position of OPERATIONS MANAGER. This position requires the applicant to possess skills and experience in all aspects of grocery retailing including excellent leadership, communication and multi-tasking skills, customer service, inventory control, merchandising, human resources and financial management. The ability to work a flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends is absolutely required. The successful applicant must be highly motivated to grow with us into our future new store! We offer a competitive salary, great benefits package and a cooperative work environment. Please apply with resume and cover letter before Friday, September 21 to: Deirdrie Lang, General Manager Kootenay Co-op 295 Baker Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4H4 We thank all applicants in advance for their applications; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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

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

Automotive Service Technician Do you thrive on repairing vehicles using the latest tools and technology? Then you’ll love working with us. Castlegar Toyota requires a licensed technician to maintain and repair all makes and models in our new and fully equipped repair facility.


Revenue Accountant for Castlegar, BC Independent Respiratory Services is a BC-owned and operated full service respiratory homecare company. We have been providing sleep apnea and home oxygen therapy to British Columbians since 1996. Our mission is to provide the highest standard of healthcare to our clients, and honesty and integrity are the foundation of the company. Our success is reÁected in our clients’ satisfaction. Independent Respiratory Services is currently seeking applications for the position of Revenue Accountant at our Shared Services Centre in Castlegar, BC. This position is a 12 month temporary full-time position, which could develop into a permanent role for the right candidate. QualiÀcations: • Current enrollment in a recognized accounting program (CGA, CMA, CA) • Preference will be given to those with Accounts Receivable experience • Experience in dealing with insurance companies & other third party beneÀts providers • Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel and Outlook (2007/2010) • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral • Excellent organizational skills and an ability to multi-task • Very strong customer service orientation • Ability to work independently • Strong team player • Motivated to improve processes within an organization If you’re qualiÀed for this challenge and are interested in experiencing a place that offers world class recreational opportunities and an affordable cost of living, please, apply in conÀdence to:

IRS Independent Respiratory Services Inc. Attention: Human Resources 865 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, BC, V1N 1H3 Fax: 1-888 713-6505 Email: We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about our company, please visit: Closing date: September 10, 2012



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Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

Trades, Technical

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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 HONDA Maintenance Technician Looking for a motivated, reliable, quality person to perform maintenance on Honda and other manufacture vehicles. Please apply with drivers license and drivers abstract. Attn: Grant Kitzman, 6425-Hwy 97N, Vernon, B.C. 250-545-0531

DOMINOS PIZZA, in Cranbrook is now hiring

Help Wanted

delivery drivers and in-store personnel. Drivers earn $12$15/hr. Paid cash daily. Please apply to 1000B, Cranbrook St. N. Forestry Hooktender/Spotter Required. Prefer experience but will to train. Must be physically fit, able to work all weather conditions. Fax:250-503-1148 Full time afternoon cook required for Sept 1. Must have food safe and prefer some experience. Drop resume at Mile 0 Diner, Midway BC, or email to

ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN NELSON (Casual) Does working a fast-paced finance department interest you? The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is seeking a casual employee to join our finance staff. The successful applicant will perform a variety of tasks to assist the Department through out the year, on an as and when needed basis to complete departmental accountabilities. A wide variety of work assignments will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to utilize the full range of their skills. If you have completed the third level of CMA / CGA or 2 year Accounting Diploma and have 3 years of mid level finance experience that includes the full cycle of accounts payable, your experience and training describes our ideal candidate.

Prep Cook/Dishwasher Part/fulltime needed Immediately Apply in person to Mulligans 872 Waterloo Rd, Castlegar (Little Bear Golf Course) 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 Mineral Prospector

Creston / Nelson area Call 1-604-532-6463 Email:

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Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

TRAVEL CONSULTANT - F/T or P/T person for a busy travel agency. Exp an asset but will train the right person. Bring resumes to Glacier Travel @ Chahko Mika Mall.

PRESTIGE Hotels & Resorts require full-time Hotel Front Desk Clerks to make room reservations, register guests, provide information to guests and process payments at the Prestige Lakeside Resort, 701 Lakeside Dr., Nelsons. No experience required. Applicant must have a strong command of English (written and oral). Conditions: Full Time, Shift, Weekend and Weekday. Wage: $13.00/hour. To apply, complete employment application found on www.prestigehotelsandresor and submit with your resume to:

Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services

RESIDENTIAL manager for 41 unit apartment building in Nelson BC. Resume to 100 3525 Laburnum Dr. Trail BC V1R 2S9 Stylist, full or part-time wanted at Renaissance Hair Co. in Nelson. Chair rental option available. Call Diana 505-3098

If you are interested in this exciting career opportunity, please forward your resume and a covering letter outlining your qualifications for this position, to the undersigned prior to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 10, 2012.


If you are interested in this exciting career opportunity, please forward your resume and a covering letter outlining your qualifications for this position, to the undersigned prior to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 10, 2012.

Ann Fisher, CHRP Regional District of Central Kootenay Box 590 – 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC V1L 5R4 Phone: 250-352-8193 Toll Free in BC: 1-800-2687325 within BC Resumes/covering letters will also be accepted via e-mail in a Word or PDF format to Ann Fisher We thank you in advance for your interest as we only contact shortlisted candidates.

Medical/Dental KOOTENAY Optometry Clinic in Castlegar is seeking an experienced optometric assistant or optician for a full time position. Salary commensurate with experience. Reply to by Sep 9th. PART Time to possibly Full Time, long term receptionist required for active dental practice in Nelson. Dental experience an asset, must be computer literate, able to multi task, and outgoing. Send resume to: 556 Josephine Street Nelson BC V1L 1W5

• DRILLERS • BLASTERS • POWDERMEN • CONCRETE LABOURERS VK MASON Local Union Underground Contractor is seeking experienced labor for remote camp job near Kitimat. Looking to hire immediately! Please contact Ashley Halden at 778-724-2500 or ashley.halden@

Financial Services

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

Household Services

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

• Heavy Duty Mechanics • Automotive Mechanics or • Millwrights

(engine exp. an asset) The successful candidate will be operating a service vehicle in Fox Creek, Northern Alberta. Must be willing to work overtime. Exp. in natural gas compression is an asset. The successful candidate is not required to reside in Fox Creek, shift work negotiable. We Offer Top Competitive Wages, Benefit Plan & Performance Bonuses. E-mail resume to: jobs@ or fax to: (1)780-622-4409

Trades, Technical


KSA at Selkirk College Seats still available for September entry in our Blacksmithing Certificate (4 months)and our Textiles and Jewelry Certificates (10 months). For details, please go to or call 250-352-2821


Journeyman Mechanic Do you love the outdoors? OK Tire in Terrace, B.C. NOW HIRING! Excellent renumeration for successful applicant. Fax resume to (1)-250-635-5367 Attn. General Manager or Email:

Sexual Secrets? I’ve heard it all! Dr. Pega Ren 352-3139 www.smartsextalk. com

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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


Chihuahua puppies, many colours, healthy, very small dogs. 250-442-2604.

Merchandise for Sale

Food Products Fresh Basil for Pesto 250 352-7452

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Our Information Technology Services team is recruiting a new member! As an Internal service provider, our IT Services team focuses on continuous improvement and client satisfaction. The CIS Tech will work closely with users of the Enterprise Resource Planning systems, the main applications used by the Accounting, Recreation, Planning and Building departments as well will assist in supporting the SharePoint environment. This position is a frontline helpdesk position, a support to the Network Administrator and IT Technician and requires a strong understanding of business processes to provide a lead with Enterprise Applications. The nature of the work will require the availability to work irregular hours.

PRESTIGE Hotels & Resorts require full-time Room Attendants to clean and prepare rooms for hotel guests at: • Prestige Harbourfront Resort, 251 Harbourfront Dr., Salmon Arm • Prestige Inn Radium, 7493 Main St., Radium • Prestige Rocky Mtn Resort, 209 Van Horne St., Cranbrook • Best Western Cranbrook Hotel, 1019 Cranbrook St. North, Cranbrook • Prestige Lakeside Resort, 701 Lakeside Dr., Nelson • Prestige Mountain Resort, 1919 Columbia Ave., Rossland. No experience required. Applicant must have basic English. Conditions: Full Time, Shift, Weekend and Weekday. Wage: $12.89/hour. To apply, complete employment application found on w w w. p r e s t i g e h o t e l s a n d r e sor and submit with your resume to


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CAREER OPPORTUNITY Asset Operations Manager As part of the Operations group, and reporting to the Director, Operations, the successful candidate will ensure the long term value of Columbia Power Corporation managed assets through compliant, reliable and cost effective operations. The Asset Operations Manager maintains expert operational knowledge and guides all aspects of operations planning for the hydro electric facilities, including developing and implementing operational processes and procedures. This position also provides operational direction to the facility operations and maintenance contractors; operational advice to facility related planning committees and corporate business units and represents the facility Owner on various operating committees. The ideal candidate will have an Engineering degree in Electrical (preferred) or Mechanical engineering with 8-12 years of relevant engineering experience, preferably in hydroelectric facilities. Candidates must be registered or be eligible to register with APEGBC. Demonstrated communication and project management skills, and the ability to interpret and analyze technical information are essential.

Please visit our website for the job description with a complete list of qualifications.

Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to visit the Careers section of our website at Closing date for this position is August 31, 2012.

Please refer to Job #1209 when submitting your application.

Council recently restructured its Commissions and Committees to create bodies that align with the guiding principles, directions and goals of the Path to 2040 Sustainability Strategy and the existing Comprehensive Cultural Policy. The primary changes are: • The Advisory Planning Commission (APC) now has broader representation from the cultural, economic, environmental and social sectors focusing on the four pillars of sustainability; and • The Cultural Development Commission will now become the Cultural Development Committee (CDC). In addition to making recommendations on the Arts, the CDC will now be responsible for making recommendations on the addition of heritage buildings to the City’s Heritage Register, advising on new heritage policies and furthering the promotion of heritage throughout the City of Nelson. If you are interested in the community and the direction the City of Nelson takes for the future, we are looking for your volunteer assistance. Here’s how you can help: 1. Visit the City’s website at for detailed information. 2. Download the application form stating the Committee you wish to be considered for. 3. Submit your application no later than noon on Friday September 7, 2012, to Nelson City Council Office of the Mayor Suite 101, 310 Ward Street Nelson, BC V1L 5S4 Email to Fax to (250) 352-2131 NOTE: Applicants applying for the first time or following a lapse in service are asked to submit a current resume with their application. Advisory Planning Commission – 9 vacancies This Commission deals with land use planning issues (rezoning & OCP amendments) and other related items referred by City Council. Cultural Development Committee – 5 vacancies While the previous Community Heritage Commission no longer exists, the new Cultural Development Committee membership now requires – 1 representative for the preservation of heritage buildings – 4 members from the community at large with a preference for at least one member representing the Business Community. In addition, a permanent Heritage Working Group will be created reporting to the Cultural Development Committee and representatives are being sought for this working group.

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Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Food Products

Misc. for Sale

For Sale By Owner


12 ‘ Lund Boat w/7.5 Mercury Good Cond $1200 OBO, ShurLift 1000 Crane Hoist on HD roller stand $600 OBO, 1000# Howe Weigh Scale $400 OBO, Antique “White” Treadle Sewing Machine Good Cond $350 OBO 825-0076

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

Fruit & Vegetables 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

Furniture Good Used Furnishing Warehouse, Trail, Complete Household furnishing, Second Hand Store & Warehouse Call 250-367-9939 anytime Help Recycle

Garage Sales Sat Aug 1st 8am-5pm 3256 Vindusky Rd.

Heavy Duty Machinery

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

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

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

Musical Instruments Upright Piano $500 OBO phone 250 551-3917

Sporting Goods Used 13’ Canoe including 2 paddles + vest + brackets to store $250 352-6804

Real Estate Acreage for Sale FRUITVALE, 1acre; power, water, government cert. perk test. $120,000. 250-368-5711

For Sale By Owner

Houses For Sale Grand Forks: For sale by owner. Beautiful retirement living in a 55+ gated community (Clifton Estates). Built in 2008, this well built 2 bdrm rancher, with 2.5 baths, hardwood flrs, gas fireplace, central air, all amenities close within walking distance. Great for snowbirds. Beautiful landscaping with westerly views of valley. By Appt only. $279,900. Call or leave msg. 250-442-6975.

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.

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

Spacious home with 4bdrms, 2 baths & large yard quiet area @ 4 mile, 1787 Ridgewood Rd. Asking $345K Call Paul 825-9323

Okanagan Highlands up Christian Valley 25 kms from Westbridge, B.C. Buy your own piece of paradise 3 - 4 acres on east Kettle River. 250-446-2761.

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AVORADO RESORT. Beautiful waterfront RV Resort. New Sites For Sale ($63,900). All season, full amenities, clubhouse & beach access. Co-op Resort w/Lifetime Ownership! Call 250-228-3586.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1 Bdrm bright, spacious ground level suite. Prefer 1 person. N/S N/P $850/mth incl W/D, Util & Wifi Call 354-4455 Bright, Quiet 1 bdrm, downtown Nelson N/S N/P $775 includes heat avail immed 250 505-8040 Grand Forks: basement suite, private entrance with parking space. Two blocks to town, modern, spacious, bright, one bedroom plus large den, washer & dryer incl. $675 per month, plus utilities. No pets, no smoking. Prefer seniors, damage deposit & references required. Call 250-442-3365. 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

BEAUTIFUL NEWER HOUSE FOR RENT IN THE SLOCAN LAKE AREA. AVAILABLE OCT 1st • 4 Bedroom-2 Bath on 2 Acres • Red Mtn. Road above SILVERTON w/ Valhalla views + quiet privacy • N/S , Open to keeping animals • 10 min. drive to Slocan Lake and Village amenities • Storage, treehouses, good access all year round • Minimum 1 Yr Lease • W/D Hookups, F/S plus Earth -Woodstove • $1250 negotiable with proper care of house, land + gardens • References Required • Secure Income Essential • Serious Inquiries Only Call: 250-362-7681 or Mobile 250-231-2174 Email: monikas_2010@ In town, beautiful 1bdrm granny loft NS/NP, great place for mature single or couple. Parking, private setting, A/C, W/D, sun deck. Incl power $950/mo looking for long term tenants. avail.Sept 1st. call for appt. ref a must 250-352-0500 NELSON: Newly RENOVATED 2 bdrm. WD,F/S. NS/NP. Avail Sept 1st $950/mo 352-7492 or 352-2439

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

Commercial/ Industrial CLINIC space available for therapist in multidisciplinary health clinic. Located in Health Coop building. 250.352.2167 ext.1

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

W.TRAIL, 2BDRM., living room, hardwood floors, updated kitchen, basement, covered porch. $800./mo. + utilities. N/S, N/P. References required. 604-649-9365

Office/Retail FRONT STREET Retail Gem 1675 sq ft available Nov 1st. Garden level and 2nd floor spaces ($225 - $600) 601 Front St., Nelson. For more info call Douglas Barber at 250-551-4449 or preferably: Nelson: Downtown office suite for rent. Mountain Waters building, 205 Victoria St. Good parking & lighting, quiet $375/mo. Call 250-352-6081 Room for Rent In a beautiful established 10 yr hair salon, great Baker St location. Ideal for Esthetics or Massage 550/m includes shared reception laundry, heat, hot water, phone & air conditioning. Contact Diana @ 250 352-1955 or evenings 250 505-3098


Newly opened!

250-442-6778 / 250-443-4233.

HD accessories: Nylon touring luggage system w/day bag PN 94733-02. Fits over passenger back rest $250; 2 up luggage rack PN 53743-97 quick detachable style $200; passenger back rest PN 52933-98B + back rest pad PN 52886-98B, quick detachable style $225 both; detachable items do not come with docking kits. All items in as new condition. 250-442-7345.

Oops, sorry Piggy! Suites, Lower 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 ROBSON, 1 Bdrm basement suite, W/D, internet, Cable & utilities incl, Avail Sept 1st $660/mth, 250-365-2915 Uphill 1 bdrm garden suite,1 person only WD N/S N/P $700/m + hydro 352-6399

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27yr old female Clean, responsible N/P, N/S . Fixed guaranteed income. Ref avail, seeking bachelorette w/wifi. Will paid up to $550/m inclusive or 352-9876 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 Nelson: Male over 40 seeks rental from $400-$425/m. Needs to be in town, or nearby on a bus route. Non-smoker, respectful, helpful & quiet. Ref on request. contact Ken P @ 352-6200 days or 352-9876 even

2011 ARCTIC FOX 29.5ft 5th wheel, 2 lg slides, 4 season, 2 - 80 watt solar panels, extended frame w/lg aluminum storage box $34,000 immaculate cond. Call Marvin 250-4284260

5th wheel 18 ft, 1986 Lance, exc cond, F/S, bathroom, queen bed, furnace, sleeps 4. $3,000. 250-442-1248.

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Homes for Rent 1 bdrm furnished house for one college student between Castlegar & Nelson 250-359-7308 3 - BEDROOM townhouse, Rosemont, available September 1. Professional couple or family, no shared accommodation, references required. N/S. 1 year lease w/ 2 months notice if the house sells and 1 month’s rent compensation. $1050/m plus utilities. Phone Zea at 354-0207. Photos: Longbeach: 3 bdrm, 2 bath avail now, yard, fireplace HW Floors WD wood+Elec furnace N/P N/S $1150/m including internet/ cable 505-2693 or 229-4265

SLOCAN Park 3br 1 bath new home on half acre. $950 mo, pets ok. Sept 1. call Dave at 1604-736-7621.


Broadacres Assisted Living at Grand Forks is now taking applications for respite, short or long term care. No wait list. Rural setting. Home cooked meals. Professional staff.


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2007 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3 Z71, skid plates, 4 inch lift kit with brand new rims & tires. 78,291 kms. We finance! Delivery to your door, no problem! Visit our website to submit a credit application today. See our website for more pics Call Andy direct 250-616-7767




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Christina Lake: Taking applications for yearly RV trailer sites at Totem Resort. Phone 250-447-9322.

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Once you have finished reading the newspaper, don’t throw it away. Find another use for it. Newspaper makes wonderful tablecloths for outdoor occasions. After everyone is done eating, take the used newspaper to a recycling center near you.

Cars - Domestic 1997 Buick Regal GS. Leather, runs well, good cond. Must sell. $2,500. 250-442-3850.


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 Marine Upholstery, boat tops, repairs & custom work, zippers, restitching & window replacement 551-0370

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1991 VW Golf 4 dr sedan, 4 cyl, 5 spd, very reliable, but is 3 different colours. $1,300 obo. 250-493-1807, 250-4420122.

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Sandy Beach Nelson Home at Exclusive Bealby Point

For sale by owner: Well maintained 4 Br. home with large deck, dock, fruit trees and developed garden, garage, carport, workshop. NO HIGHWAY NOISE! Sunny late into the evening, lovely tranquil walk or bicycle on Bealby Rd. or access BNR rails-to-trails out your back door, 3 minutes from Nelson. “quick search”id: 196488

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News Nelson SPCA Robbed 250.352.7861 2124 Ymir Road

Stealing from pets GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

The manager of the Nelson SPCA is “disheartened” after the donation box at their adoption centre was swiped last week. Rob Andrew says they’ve narrowed the timeframe for the crime to a five-to-ten minute window between 6 and 6:30 p.m. last Friday. The facility was closed, but a staff member was walking a dog and the alarm system was off. “It’s possible the front door didn’t latch,” Andrew says. “They didn’t use any tools to get in that I could tell.” He says the thief was “almost waiting for an opportunity” and must have known exactly what they were doing. The locked donation box was smashed open and discovered in the alley the following day. Andrew estimates it contained $300 to $400, accumulated over a few months — which would otherwise have been used

to look after animals. “That could care for an old cat for a year if we had to keep one,” he says. “That could be four cat spay/neuters or two dog spay/ neuters. It’s huge. We operate at a loss so every dollar is massive as far as our long-term viability.” The SPCA receives no government funding and relies on donations to survive. Police are investigating but found no useful fingerprints and have few leads. While money has been stolen from the shelter before, Andrew says it was never in these circumstances. “I hope whoever it was needed it. I’m sure it’s already been spent — I’m not holding out too much hope for getting the money back, but would like to know who did it.” Andrew says he would hate to learn it was someone they’ve helped. “It’s really disheartening, mostly. But being in this position I have the pleasure of seeing hundreds of things that warm my


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heart as well.” Anyone with information on the theft can contact the Nelson Police Department at 250354-3919 or the SPCA at 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!

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SPCA manager Rob Andrew and Pippin the kitten examine the few remaining cents in the donation box after it was stolen and smashed.

Pets Available for Adoption For info call 250-551-1053 or visit

ADOPT A RESCUE PET AND SAVE A LIFE! AFFORDABLE FOR YOU This like-new 2012, two bedroom home is immaculate inside and out. Beautiful large kitchen open to the living room with vaulted ceilings. Located on the quiet Lower 6 Mile Road in the 21 Pines Park. Just a short walk to the beach and the city bus.


Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814

A log home overlooking Kootenay Lake that sits on 17 private acres and has a large detached workshop, and custom built kitchen is your opportunity to enjoy the incredible lifestyle that the Kootenays has to offer. Robert Goertz 250.354.8500


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.


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Here are two gorgeous young dogs who are needing special homes. Angus needs an owner and situation that is friendly/ competent with Pitbulls as a breed. Jerry needs an experienced confident owner who loves German Shepherds. Both dogs need LOTS of daily exercise (2 hours), consistent handling and boundaries, positive socialization, and tons of love and affection. A fenced yard is also an asset. Call KAAP at 250-551-1053 if you would like to meet Angus or Jerry.



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to be held at Frog Peak Cafe at 1418 Hwy 6 in Crescent Valley from 2pm to 4pm. All Pugs and friends of the Pug are welcome. There will be prizes for best dressed pug, biggest pug, littlest pug. Good times will be had by all! Hope to see you there.

KAAP has many cats and dogs who are needing forever homes. All KAAP adoptables are spayed/neutered. Check out these pets on, or call Daryl at 250-551-1053 for information.


Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443

Boasting over 2 sun soaked acres, this custom built 5 bedroom home is far from ordinary and has it all; from a gourmet kitchen to a theater room nothing has been missed. The property offers a detached workshop, beautiful landscaping and a creek meandering through it. This home has been lovingly maintained inside and out and will not disappoint. This must be seen to appreciate.



James Loeppky 250.509.0804


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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.


These gorgeous Siamese cross cats have just come into KAAP foster care. They are only 1 year old, have been spayed, tattooed and vaccinated. Poppy and Chiquita are sisters, but not particularly bonded and so can be adopted separately or together. Very sweet girls. KAAP adoption fee for an adult cat is $130. Call Daryl at 250-551-1053 to meet them in Nelson!

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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... to good homes. Here are some more of the 45+ cats who must be rehomed. KAAP has fixed them and fostered them until they are ready to move on with their lives. ARCHIE and VERONICA have formed a special bond (Archie is very friendly, Veronica is shyer but you can tell she wants to be loved). Come and meet them! More coming! Call KAAP at 250-551-1053.


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Call 250-352-2071 for early registration, information and forms In person registration at Dance Studio at the Old Civic Centre Sept 6, 2012 5-7 pm Some classes may be full by this time so register early!!!

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Aug 31st- Top 40 Night w/ DJ Hibbs 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

Dan Ball — Acres of Lions’ bass player — grew up in Nelson — and Geoff Kalesnikoff — one of the guitarists and vocalists — grew up near Castlegar. Before Ball and Kalesnikoff created Acres of Lions, they were in a local band called Accident Scene. “They were in Nelson for a couple years doing that,” said guitarist, vocalist and pianist Tyson Yerex. “The band broke up and they decided to move to Victoria. I had known their previous band when I was in my old band so we just connected and started playing shows. We picked up our drummer Lewis Carter, who grew up in Victoria and that became the band.”

w/ Kashoo & Vs. Sept. 8th- Val Kilmer & The New Coke Live 80’s Band Sept 13th - Krafty Kuts with special guest Lefy Sept 14th - 3 Inches of Blood Metal Show Sept 15th - Kool Keith Every Thursday features various dj’s. No Cover!






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While the band was forming its sound and creating demo tracks, they were also coming up with their name. Yerex isn’t entirely sure where it came from but one discussion he remembers having was focused on Ball’s beard. “Our dream when we were joking about the band before it even started was wouldn’t it be amazing if we created a Grateful Dead kind of following where everyone, even the women, had giant fake beards and would come to our shows and we’d be playing at the Gorge and we’d see acres of lions? That’s when we’d know we’d finally made it,” said Yerex. “That’s the dream off in the horizon that we’re sort of working towards.” Acres of Lions plays at The Royal on September 6. Tickets are $10 at the door and online at Doors open at 7 p.m.

Kool Keith


An original member of New York’s new-school pioneers the Ultramagnetic MCs, Keith Thornton aka Kool Keith is best known as a solo rapper. His signature style is streamof-consciousness lyrical flow and complex vocals, two skills that earn him a perennial nod from the underground hip-hop community. The average Kool Keith album is peppered with bizarre, disjointed, even delusional or disassociated themes, concepts, and references. Nearly all of his albums incorEditor: Megan cole

porate a satirical dislike for more commercialized strains of hip-hop, as well as major record labels. The legendary MC who is credited with starting hip hop trends like wearing sports jerseys on stage, will be bringing his unique style to Spiritbar on Saturday, September 15. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel’s front desk. For more information about Kool Keith visit or visit the Facebook event page.

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Local musician Rich Rabnett curates a fantastic night of local talent at Spiritbar on Friday, September 7. Renowned for his guitar and production work with his own projects Rabnett 5, Lint, and Drive If You Must, the evening has an open-ended concept, sure to produce tasty results. Three projects will be performing two 30 minute sets during the night, but their set times and order is determined by a draw at 10:45 p.m. The aforementioned Lint plays a dance friendly mix of jazz funk, with Jimmy Lewis (Wassabi Collective, Vortex) on drums, and Jesse Lee (bass) and Ben Euerby (keys) from Brian Rosen And The Whatnow. They’ll also have Clinton Swanson on sax for a few tunes. Kashoo is a live electronica duo, with Ness (Man In Havana) on keys and programming, and Jacob Simenuk on upright bass and samples. They have a new album out, and are performing their first live set in over a year. Vs. features Matt on the mic, with Yan Zombie on the decks and samples, dropping wicked hip hop rhymes and beats. All three acts are Kootenay Music Award nominees or winners, and Rabnett strongly hinted that some one-off collaborations, jams, and special guests will appear. Only $5 before 11 p.m.

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Fernie’s Shred Kelly were among the performers at this weekend’s Unity Fest in Winlaw. The ski bum/folk band were on the bill with Nelson’s Pauline Lamb, The Carnival Band from East Vancouver, Von Butcher, Five Alarm Funk and Sweatshop Union. There were also circus performers, poets and a kid’s zone. More photos on Page 4 and on

This is the 16th year for the Kootenay’s annual pride celebration and this year includes world class poets, musicians and theatre. The festivities begin tonight with the presentation of 8. Michael Graham and harrowerarts, with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, is proud to announce a one-night-only reading of 8, a play chronicling the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8, written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and AFER Founding Board Member Dustin Lance Black. 8 is an unprecedented account of the Federal District Court trial in Perry v. Schwarzenegger (now Perry v. Brown), the case filed by AFER to overturn Proposition 8, which stripped gay and lesbian Californians of the fundamental freedom to marry. Black, who penned the Academy Award-winning feature film Milk

and the film J. Edgar, based 8 on the actual words of the trial transcripts, first-hand observations of the courtroom drama and interviews with the plaintiffs and their families. With an all-star cast including Phillip Seagram, Pat Henman, Deb Kozak, Michelle Mungall, Bradley Roulston and Karen Agnew, the story for 8 is framed by the trial’s historic closing arguments in June 2010; and features the best arguments and testimony from both sides. Scenes include flashbacks to some of the more jaw-dropping moments of trial, such as the admission by the Proposition 8 supporters’ star witness, David Blankenhorn, that “we would be more American on the day we permitted same-sex marriage than we were on the day before.” To purchase tickets contact the Capitol Box Office at 250-352-6363 or visit For a schedule of Kootenay Pride: Fifteen Years of Fabulous activities visit

Artwalk presents...

Lainey Benson Born in Colorado in 1961 and raised in Ottawa, Benson was brought up in a family filled with talent, both musical and painterly. Although her career path took her in an entirely different direction, Benson recently picked up her brushes, refreshed her memory on the colour theory and now pursues her painting enthusiastically. “Part of the pleasure of painting for me is first walking through older urban areas of towns or cities and recording their charm with my camera. I am inspired by the blending of light, shapes and colours found in the street and alley scenes. I love returning to my studio with these fresh images, which I then try to capture in my paintings,” she said. Benson’s work can be seen at Touchstones during ArtWalk closing today.

“I am a long time resident of the Kootenays and a mother of two grown sons. I arrived from Victoria in 1984, attending KSA in 1995 majoring in Mixed Media. In these impressionist florals I am exploring natural light and the nature of colour. In this new series of paintings I have returned to my first love and first subject matter! This has greatly renewed my spirit and, happy to say, brought me to another place in my work. Nature is such a divine inspiration.” Lockhart’s work can be seen at Kolmel Jewellers during ArtWalk closing today.

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Fest Festival-goers at last weekend’s Unity Fest enjoyed music from Five Alarm Funk (top right) and Nelson’s Von Butcher (bottom right) who were among the long list of impressive performers at the Winlaw Festival. In addition to the music there were also workshops. Eli Geddes photos

Corazón holds auditions and announces new group

In the upcoming year, Corazón and Latido del Corazón will be travelling to the Rocky Mountain Music Festival in Banff, and performing several concerts locally. Benefits include detailed musical training, participation in a fun and serious community of young performing artists of various ages, the opportunity for mentorship by the director and older singers, and the invitation to expand your musical and personal horizons. Corazón is a powerful incubator of local talent. Many young people have gone on to success in music or theatre bolstered by their vocal training in the group. For more information about Corazón phone the choir manager, Bill Metcalfe, at 250-352-7670.

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The Corazón Vocal Ensemble will be holding auditions for new members in Nelson. In addition, there will be auditions for Latido del Corazón, a new sub-group of Corazón that will feature college-age singers and more advanced music. Those auditions will be held on Tuesday, September 4 and Thursday September 6. “Anyone age 13 or older and who loves to sing is welcome,” says the group’s director, Allison Girvan. Corazón is a 65-voice youth choir based in Nelson. Over the past ten years the group has gained a reputation throughout western Canada for its vibrant presence, professional presentation, surprising repertoire, and great voices.To audition, singers should email Allison Girvan at to book a time and to

get more information about the location and how to prepare. Membership requirements include an annual membership fee,

attendance at a weekly rehearsal combined with online study, and participation in several concerts throughout the year.


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I’m drinking whiskey and listening to the new Sheepdogs album. It’s called The Sheepdogs. I’m pretty sure this is exactly how the band would want me to listen to them. I’m also considering growing out my beard, living up on a mountain, and exclusively drinking Pilsner. The Sheepdogs exude coolness and after listening to them you want to be friends with the band. Their sound is straight from the ‘70s — they could be the lovechild of The Allman Brothers and The Black Keys if that was how bands were created. The Sheepdogs’ self-titled album is their jump to a major record label, after they won a competition held by heavyweight magazine Rolling Stone. In this old school battle of the bands, the winning act got a major label record deal and their faces on the cover of the magazine. Sounds like something from a Dr. Hook song. Patrick Carney (of Black Keys fame) produced this album. You’d assume that you’d hear Black Keys influences all over it, and although there’s a few (not a bad thing at all) The Sheepdogs still stay true stick to their sound they established in their previous effort Learn & Burn.

The Sheepdogs This is one of those albums where song titles don’t matter because this is a record you listen to from front to back. You have to sit there and listen or throw it on in the background when you’re laughing with friends on your porch in the hot sun. There are some heavy tunes on here, and just when you think that you’ve heard all they have to offer, they throw something different at you. Slow burners that eventually will melt your face off, to tracks that will have you thinking “You know what? I was TOTALLY justified in how I left my ex. I’m drinking all of this beer”. Plain and simple, this is rock ‘n’ roll music and one of Canada’s best new bands. Let’s hope they’re going to be around for a long time. Buy this album. On vinyl. All the cool kids are doing it. Oh, and The Sheepdogs will be your friend if you do.

I have always loved ballet. I love the artistry, the fantasy, and the athleticism. As much as I love to watch, I also love to read about ballet. Canadian author Martha Schabas’s novel Various Positions is a powerful piece of ballet driven fiction. It may be more accurate to say that ballet is the vehicle for this novel as the driving force is the group of girls it focuses on. With a powerful yet delicate hand, Schabas touches upon many of the issues experienced by adolescent girls. There are no guaranteed resolutions, no after-school special wrap up. The story is told in first person, through the eyes of 14-year-old Georgia, a gifted dancer who joins the very exclusive and demanding Royal Toronto Ballet Academy. Bullying, cliques, sexual exploration, eating disorders, and broken families - it’s all in there. Schabas does a great job illustrating the complexity of these issues, especially through the eyes of the rather naive Georgia.


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She is as believable and relatable a young heroine as I have ever read. The only shortcoming I found in the novel was the adult characters. We once again meet the fragile, waifish mother, the arrogant instructor, and of course the dominating yet distant father. Luckily they are background, or it could have been a far less surprising and engrossing piece. I’d recommended this novel for older teens (16+) and adults.



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he chill of fall is in the air. I can’t believe it came so soon. It feels like we barely had summer, and I know a lot of you gardeners felt the effects of the stunted season. I had one friend telling me the woes of her tomato blight and another had tomatoes that never ripened. But now fall is on the horizon, and I’m sure I’ll get some angry emails about this, but I love fall. It is by far my favourite season. I love getting out my scarves and big wooly sweaters. It also means the return of comfort food and apples, lots and lots of apples. While it is sad to see the local fresh greens disappear off the local grocery store shelves, there are a lot of great vegetables about to burst on to the scene.

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My favourite fall flavour combination has to be butternut squash, apples, curry and bacon in a beautiful pureed soup. It’s pretty much the equivalent of a food sweater. Another welcome treat during the fall months leading up to winter is a pear and dark chocolate bread pudding. You’re changing your mind about fall now aren’t you? Sure you can’t go to the beach anymore and you might have to put the bike away soon, but there are cozy fall nights ahead complete with a book (or knitting if you’re like me) and a nice hot bowl of soup. Fall is also a great time to dig out the slow cooker and start braising and stewing. Even though it’s going to get darker earlier, there is a lot of fun to be had in the kitchen. Get creative and get cooking and baking.

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Biscuit (makes 12) 2 cups (500 ml) all-purpose ďŹ&#x201A;our 2 Tbsp. (30 ml) granulated sugar 2 tsp. (10 ml) baking powder 1/2 tsp. (2 ml) baking soda 1/2 tsp. (2 ml) salt 1/3 cup (80 ml) cold butter, cubed 1 cup (250 ml) sour cream Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Cut in cold butter using pastry cutter or by pulsing in a food processor. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little lumpy so try not to over work it. Lastly gently mix in the sour cream. If it still seems too sticky to roll out donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry kneading it on a ďŹ&#x201A;oured surface will help bring it together. In fact that is the next step. Only knead it about 5 or 6 times. Wrap it tightly in some plastic and let it rest for at least an hour in the fridge. While the dough is resting, combine 4 cups of berries with a Âź cup of sugar (or 1/8 cup of honey or maple syrup) and put it in the fridge Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s berry season and this dessert is light and just a little sweet which makes it great for summer days. Best served cold it can be prepared ahead of time and put together right before itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s served. We can have shortcake topped with any kind of sugared berries even if it is traditionally served with strawberries. This recipe should not be mistaken for the spongy store bought shortcake (which is really just cake). Real shortbread is more like a slightly sweet biscuit.

Take out your biscuit dough, roll it to approximately ½â&#x20AC;? thick and cut into 12 rounds or squares. Bake at 400Âş for twelve minutes and let cool. When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready to serve just cut the biscuit in half, pile on the berries and top with whipped cream.


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Hometown boy Charlie Ross is taking a break from his world tour of One Man Star Wars Trilogy to bring the award winning show to the Capitol Theatre Stage on Saturday, September 8 at 8 p.m. Performing all three of the original Star Wars trilogy in one hour, Ross plays everything from a holograph of Princess Leia to the Millenium Falcon. (Personal favourite: The pitch perfect Luke Skywalker whine "But I was going to the tosche station to pick up some power converters." Golden.) He has performed on Conan O'Brien and been featured in SPIN Magazine and toured the show internationally for the last five years. This performance is a FUN-raiser for the Cromoli Brothers campaign to become Supreme Leaders of the World. One Man Star Wars Trilogy performed with permission of Lucasfilm Ltd. All Star Wars elements property of Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Tickets are $16 and are available at the Capitol Theatre. The Capitol Theatre is celebrating the launch of its 2012/13 season with a Sound of Music singalong event on Saturday, September 22. The fun-filled evening starts with a vocal warm-up led by your host for the night, who will also take you through your complimentary magic moments pack containing various props to be used at strategic points throughout the show. Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended! The costume judging and fancy dress parade has been known to send audiences into a frenzy. Come out dressed up as anything and everything represented in the classic film –- the possibilities are as endless as the sunlight on a perfect Alpine day. Sing along with Julie! Wave your Edelweiss. Dance in the gazebo with Liesl. Bark at Rolf! Snuggle up with Gretl and join in earnest choruses of My Favourite Things! The show gets started at 7 p.m. Reserved tickets are $15 or $12 for season ticket holders. There is also a student rate for $12. Tickets are available through the Capitol Theatre box office.


Von Butcher are back at the Royal on Friday, August 31. And this time they’re bringing some friends. Sharing the stage this night will be Bottoms Down, El

Gordo and Dan Gordon! Cover is $5 to $10 on a sliding scale. Doors open at 9 p.m. On Friday, August 31 head to Spiritbar for a night of Top 40 hits with DJ Hibbs. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel. On Saturday, September 1 DJ Pappa Roots and friends will be at the Royal. There is no cover and doors open at 9 p.m. 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. On September 1 the amazing veteran performer, Tret Fure, will bring her strong vocals and carefully crafted acoustics to the Spiritbar. The show is a fundraiser for the Nelson and District Women’s Centre, and is acting in collaboration with the 16th annual Kootenay Pride Week. Just added is the dynamic Kate Reid who will open for Fure. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show begins promptly at 8:30 p.m. A limited amount of tickets are available at Otter Books and the Women’s Centre. Tickets are also being sold at the door for $20. At 11 p.m. the annual drag show event will be hosted by Kootenay Pride. Tickets are $15 at the door. For more information, please contact or the Women’s Centre 250-352-9916.

On September 7, the Rich Rabnett Live Collective takes the stage at Spiritbar with Kashoo and Vs. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel. The Royal is proud to present the one and only disciple of the blues, Sonny Rhodes on Friday, September 7. Rhodes is a legendary American blues singer and lap steel guitar player. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and Doors open 6 p.m. Showtime approximately 8 p.m. Val Kilmer and the New Coke is back at Spiritbar on September 8 bring you all the flavour and fun of the ‘80s. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel. The Royal is looking forward to Saturday, September 8 and hosting up-andcoming Halifax/Montreal duo, Purity Ring. Evian Christ and Headaches will open. Tickets are $10 in advance and available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and Doors open at 8 p.m. Showtime is at approximately 9:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, September 4 at The Royal Rafferty Funksmith will take the stage for a free show. Doors open at 9 p.m.

The Royal is proud to present An Evening with Sloan on Sunday, September 9. 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. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 day of show. They are available now at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and Doors open at 6 p.m. Showtime at approximately 8 p.m.

Dub FX is at Spiritbar with Flower Fairy on September 5. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel.

Krafty Kuts is at Spiritbar on September 13. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information is available at The Hume Hotel.

On Thursday, September 6 Acres of Lions return to the Royal! This foursome is a pop-rock band based in Victoria. Their music is lyrically-driven and influenced by early ‘90s emo bands such as The Get Up Kids and Jimmy Eat World. Tickets are $10 at the door and online at Doors open at 7 p.m.

3 Inches of Blood will be back in Nelson on Friday, September 14. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel. 103.5 The Bridge and Rock.It Boy Entertainment proudly presents 54-40 on Friday, September 14 at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson. One of the most important popular music groups to emerge

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from the Canadian cultural landscape, 54-40 is celebrating their thirty-year anniversary. The band has an unbelievable catalogue of hit songs, including Baby Ran, One Gun, One Day in Your Life, Miss You, Nice to Luv You, I Go Blind, She La, Love You All and Ocean Pearl. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $43.50. Tickets are available at the Capitol Theatre box office. The Royal is proud to present Joel Plaskett with Mo Kenney live at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, September 20. Plaskett has been a prominent figure in the Canadian indie rock scene since the mid-'90s with his first band Thrush Hermit. Since then Plaskett's exceptional songwriting and distinct sound has continued to be a staple in the Canadian rock community with countless albums and music awards now under his belt. Nova Scotian singer songwriter Mo Kenney will open the show. Tickets are $25 and are available at the Capitol Theatre Box office located at 421 Victoria Street or by clicking on this link Capitol Theatre online ticketing. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Showtime 8 p.m. On Thursday, September 28 head down to The Royal for a special and very unique one-man band showcase with Joe Cohen. Doors open at 8 p.m. Ticket information is available at The Royal.

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

VISUAL ARTS 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. Gallery hours are 2 to 6 p.m. The Silverton Gallery is found on Highway 6 just south of the bridge, in beautiful Silverton. To add an event to our online calendar visit or to share your listing in the Nelson Star and vurb email

Nelson Star, August 31, 2012  

August 31, 2012 edition of the Nelson Star