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Balfour’s Lora Daughton stands with her two special rides — a 1972 Dodge Dart (left) and a 2010 Dodge Challenger. The car lover will be part of this coming weekend’s Sam Van Schie photo Queen City Cruise which marks its 10th anniversary with a weekend packed full of street rumbling activities.
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t won’t be hard to spot Lora Daughton in the Queen City Cruise this Friday: just look for her bright pink car. She’ll also be one of the only women sitting in the driver’s seat during the parade down Baker Street. When it comes to collecting and restoring cars, it tends to be a male-dominated hobby. “It’s hard to break into as a woman,” Daughton said. “The guys just don’t believe a woman can love a car the same way a man can.
They don’t think I can understand an engine.” But Daughton has a good teacher — her husband of 30 years. The two of them worked side-by-side on Daughton’s 1972 Dodge Dart in their Balfour home garage. It was Daughton’s husband that introduced her to the hobby. “It was one of those ‘if you can’t beat them join them’ situations. My husband always loved cars and I guess it rubbed off on me,” Daughton said. Each summer, the two of them travel to a handful of car shows around the Kootenays together. It’s
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Taghum’s Gordon McGregor was one of three local aboriginal veterans awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal last Sunday. Greg Nesteroff photo GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter
Taghum’s Gordon McGregor was among three local recipients Sunday of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal from the Canadian Aboriginal Veterans Association. McGregor, a Metis veteran, served in the Royal Canadian Air Force between 1954 and 1965. He’s been the volunteer treasurer of the Metis NationBC veterans committee for the past four years and is also the Kootenay representative. He’s volunteered with the BC Tel ambassadors, Living in Retirement, Meals on Wheels, and the MS bike tour, plus he’s raised funds for Kootenay Lake 1 0 0 ’ S
Hospital, and is a Streetcar 23 driver. Also on his resume, McGregor was director of communications for the 1989 BC Winter Games in Nelson and
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efore his family moved to Nelson when he was 11, Charles Ross spent a rather isolated life growing up on a farm outside of Prince George. His family didn’t have cable or radio to keep him entertained, only an old television and VCR. One of the three tapes the family owned was Star Wars. “When I was living on the farm, the idea of being like Luke [Skywalker] was unthinkable but it also allowed me to imagine how cool that would be,” Ross says. “Just to walk out the front door and suddenly zoom into space… that would be totally cool.” Though not touring the galaxy, today Ross zooms all over his home planet of Earth performing One Man Star Wars Trilogy on stages Charles Ross will be in Nelson on Saturday, September 8 with his One Man Star Wars Trilogy show. from Dubai to New York. and in the pages of SPIN and the audience reacted Ross all kinds of new techIt’s been an incredible jourmagazine. He is licensed by very positively. From there niques like mime. ney for which the 38-yearLucasfilm and has delighted he built the show into an When he wasn’t throwold credits the theatre scene Star Wars fans everywhere hour long performance ing his teenage energy into in Nelson for fostering. he has played. featuring all three of the the school drama program, When his family moved “It’s certainly a lot more original movies. Ross was honing his craft south from Prince George, lucrative than any job I “It’s the original bad hair Ross admits he was far from with Nelson Little Theatre, trilogy — numbers four, five have ever had,” Ross says Theatre Energy and the a model student. of how he pays the bills. “It and six — on stage with no Summer Youth Program. “I totally acted out in costumes, no sets, no props, really is the best living that “The theatre in Nelson school, I was a little basI could even imagine, I can’t no Hollywood talent,” tard,” he says with a chuckle. is what prepared me for believe I get to do this as explains Ross. “It’s just me trying to actually attack “I had a couple of teachers a job. And I really believe wearing a pair of coveralls, doing something weird like who were able to find a if this is something I had sweating like crazy, flopthis [One Man Star Wars way to direct that negative set my mind to try to do, it Trilogy],” Ross says. “Nelson ping around on stage and energy and I soon found wouldn’t have worked. It’s there was theatre to be done doesn’t have all the resourc- re-telling the original Star es presented to us on a silver Wars trilogy in an hour. The one of those great things in Nelson.” that happened when you audience gets to meet me platter, we had to make do While at Trafalgar Junior don’t expect it to happen.” halfway — it’s your experiwith what we had. That is High, Ross first fell under The slice of popular ence, plus my experience actually a more true way of the mentorship of legendculture Star Wars has carved that kind of combines to trying to go about working ary local drama teacher become this bizarre romp in theatre.” out since it was first released Ken Wilson who started Ross left Nelson to attend from Tatooine to the Death in 1977 ensures Ross will the youngster down a road Star.” the theatre program at the continue to sell tickets to improvisational theatre. Since that fi rst show, Ross University of Victoria where his show. But for those who “He loved to laugh, ” Ross 622 Front Street has toured One Man Star he started to get involved may not have travelled to says of Wilson. “So all of a Nelson, BC V1L Wars Trilogy all over the with4B7 the fringe festival cira galaxy far, far away there sudden there was a person world. cuit and set about making a is still plenty of entertainwho was E: an adult who was firstname.lastname@example.org He has performed it more ment value in his one-man living being a professional actually laughing at me actor. performance. jacking around… that was aTel: (250) 354-1299 than 1,200 times in 180 It was in Toronto in 2001 cities and four continents. “I always have people pretty positive thing.” (250) that Ross first352-2211 hatched what He has been on stage at come see the show who Once he arrived to L.V. Fax: fringe festivals, comic book was to become his breadhaven’t seen Star Wars and Rogers, Ross furthered his www.nelsonboxoffice.ca conventions and private and-butter show. During a confidence under Geoff performance he threw in 20 gatherings. He has appeared Burns and Sandy Klan. The Story continues to on the Conan O’Brien Show minutes of a Star Wars bit two theatre veterans taught ‘Ross’ on Page 5
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News Nelson Police Department and the Shambhala Music Festival
Stats show decrease in issues SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter
Nelson police noticed a decline in Shambhala-related calls for service in August and are thanking a private security firm for taking some pressure off local officers. The 15th annual music festival was at Salmo River Ranch from August 9 to 13 with 10,000 tickets sold and an additional 1,000 volunteers and staff working on the site. In previous years, police responded to numerous calls about unwanted campers on private property, particularly at the Nelson Landing site near Red Sands Beach, before and after the festival. But this year officers didn’t respond to a single call from that area, because personnel from Mountain Eagle Security were monitoring the area instead. “Their efforts freed up [Nelson Police] for other priorities,” chief Wayne Holland said. Prior to Shambhala, the security guards removed 37 squatters near Nelson Landing, 26 of whom said they were planning to attend the festival. The others were fruit pickers or other transients. After the festival, another 57 people were evicted from the property and all but 10
The pre and post Shambhala party is known to spill into Nelson, but the local police department says statistics from this year indicate that there were less problems than in recent years. Megan Cole photo
of them had been at Shambhala. During the month of August — the month Nelson is most affected by the festival — police make a habit of asking people they deal with whether they are in the
area for Shambhala. Officers began recording their findings last year. Between this year and last, there was a noticeable decline in Shambhala-related incidents. During the first two weeks
of the month — August 1 to 16 — only five per cent of all calls involved Shambhala-goers, compared to 16 per cent in the same period last year. This year police responded to the most disturbances from people going to the festival in the four days prior to the event, while during and after the festival there were fewer concerns. Conversely, last year Shambhala-related calls were high before the festival, then increased further during the event and spiked most dramatically in the four days after. Other than help from Mountain Eagle Security, Holland also speculated that Shambhala-related calls decreased this year because the demographic of people attending the festival is changing, as its popularity attracts people with more money to spend. “More affluent ticket purchasers are better able to provide for themselves as far as accommodation and transportation pre- and postevent,” Holland suggested. He also said the fact Shambhala allows festival goers to stay on site before and after the main music events has reduced the number festival goers camping in Nelson, while also allowing concert goers to rest and detoxify after the event.
Ross looks forward to return to Capitol stage Continued from Page 4 I haven’t heard any complaints,” he says. “But they have to understand that if it’s called the One Man Star Wars Trilogy and they haven’t seen the films… they will get a theatrical experience and will be satisfied with how hard I worked, but they’re not going to get all the jokes.” Saturday’s show will be the first time Ross — who lives in Victoria when he is not on the road — has performed in his old hometown for a few years. Ross
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was here about six years ago when he performed his One Man Lord of the Rings for a David Thompson Cultural Centre fundraiser when that performing arts venue was located at old Queen’s Hotel on Baker Street. Ross laughs when he thinks back to his days on the farm outside of Prince George, where he dreamt of something bigger. “If I wanted to watch something I would put on the movie and have Star Wars going on in the background,”
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Editorial Focussing on our future
he first day of school brings new energy to our little community. The summer learning hibernation is over and it’s back to the business of educating our youth. Whether you have school-aged children or not, the first week of September is an important one. In the classroom, the 2012-13 school year begins on a much more positive note than 12 months ago when the BC Teachers’ Federation began the term on strike. Though teachers soldiered on for what turned out to be the entire school year, it was clearly a challenge for all involved. With the strike now over, the bad blood between the province and the union still lingers. Adding to the stress at the local level is a declining student population which led to announced staff reductions by the Kootenay Lake School District board this past spring. All of the labour struggles and balancing act by local trustees is everybody’s business. When the intensity of the provincial election ramps up this coming April, education will be a major issue. It will be up to the voters to determine which path is the best for the public system. Politics was the farthest thing on the minds of the eager and nervous kids that entered the hallways of their schools Tuesday morning. For the children of this community, what they want is to be inspired to learn by the teachers we trust to shape their minds. There is a bottom line when it comes to education. All things taxpayer-supported requires proper fiscal management. But when it comes to educating our future, all involved must ensure the most important line item to focus on is those who sitting in the desks ready to learn. Good luck to all students, parents, teachers and administrators in the coming school year.
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Council Column — Robin Cherbo
Letting the downtown slide
t has been a great summer and everything seems to be going well in the City. A number of projects for infrastructure upgrades have been going on with hopefully minor inconveniences to the public. While traveling around this summer it appears other small towns such as Kaslo and Greenwood have fixed up and beautified there downtown areas, while some Nelson buildings and awnings are looking worn out and grungy. City council is concerned with this and has discussed ways to encourage downtown business to revitalize the downtown core. In line with preserving the downtown core, we have requested that the owner of the old Redfish Grill building to begin to repair this brick building. A couple of years ago I commended our city fire and rescue department for saving the structure of the building and saving the adjoining buildings. But since then nothing has happed to repair the Redfish Grill building structure which has remained with no roof, allowing weathering for two years which has caused the old brick walls to deteriorate and decay. We hope that the building owner will step up to the plate and begin restoration of this historic building before it is too late and has to be torn down. Along with this, the downtown core could use some clean up and restoration. People from outside our community are starting to write letters with
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The state of the former Redﬁsh Grill is a glaring example of neglect in our downtown, but Councillor Robin Cherbo says there are plenty of other less obvious signs dragging the community down a road to Bob Hall photo overall ugliness.
negative comments on the downtown core with old, dirty awnings and faded worn out buildings. It should be noted that some business have done some great work to improve their facade such as Wait’s News. But other downtown business who want to allow dogs back on Baker Street (my favorite subject) to bring in more tourists, while cleaning up and restoring buildings and awnings on Baker Street could do a lot more in this regard. Nelson can no longer rely on the Baker Street restoration that was done in the 1980s to continue to bring in tourists without spending some money, time and energy to bring the city back up to its beautiful status. If cities like Kaslo and Greenwood spruce up their towns, so can Nelson. Bob Hall Editor
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As a member of the Downtown Waterfront Committee we have, through City Public Works, completed bridge, pavement and sidewalk projects at the foot of Baker Street (ie. Rail Town). As well, the Chamber of Commerce is working on the restoration of the CPR Station, another valuable historic building in the city. So we need a downtown core committee to fix up Baker Street before it gets worse and will cost more money to restore to was completed in the 1980s. We all understand that business is slow, especially with cross border shopping, but it is time to spruce up Baker Street again to bring back national and international awareness of the beauty of our town and area. What is required is to restore the passion and
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commitment that occurred in the 1980s when the original restoration work was planned and completed. Repairs are expensive, but if the Downtown Business Association came forth with a plan along with participation from the City, Columbia Basin Trust, downtown businesses owners, building supply companies, contractors, and volunteers this could result in generating an economic boost to the area with the restoration work. If successful and completed, the city could attract more tourists, area residents, business, and conferences to Nelson, putting the city and area back on the map as a prime tourist destination. Robin Cherbo is a Nelson city councillor who shares this space with his colleagues around the table
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Banning mining no solution I recently attended a presentation by Reverend Emilie Smith in Nelson, in which the main theme was a blanket condemnation of Canadian mining activity. Ms. Smith presented a “cosmological” view of the world and of mining within it, based primarily on her perspectives regarding the Marlin gold mine operated by the Canadian mining company GoldCorp in Western Guatemala. Her presentation rightly emphasized the importance of the views and rights of indigenous peoples, and included fair comment on the issues of poor governance and the climate of fear and intimidation which have plagued Guatemala for many years. However, it lacked any specific data relating to operating or ethical practices at the mine, or their shortcomings, describing only a number of health issues stated to have resulted from mining activity. The presentation then went on to question the very need for mining, dismiss any ensuing benefit, and call for a ban on Canadian mining activity. Canadian mining companies are involved in hundreds of mining projects in many countries throughout the world. As with virtually any large industry operating internationally, and notwithstanding adherence to best practices, problems do occur, be they environmental in nature, health and safety related or associated with cultural and human rights issues. As a past director of the Canadian government’s Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories in Ottawa, I have personally visited many Canadian mining/metallurgical operations in Canada and elsewhere, including mines in Guyana and other parts of South America. I have always been impressed with the high operational standards imposed and practiced, and their determination to quickly address problems and issues of local public concern. Yet challenges remain.
There have been troubling comments regarding the GoldCorp gold mine in Guatemala, and as a Canadian and winter resident in Guatemala, these are of concern to me. GoldCorp itself
Ms. Smith’s solution is to ban mining and is akin to throwing out the barrel of a thousand apples because one may be substandard. openly acknowledges on its website that its performance “has not met the company’s or its shareholders’ expectations” on a number of human rights issues. For my own education, I intend to find out more about these shortcomings and the company’s response through personal contacts. But even if poor practices are at play at this mine, the constructive approach is surely to raise these issues with company management and, as necessary, with the appropriate government policy and regulatory agencies in Guatemala, to push for corrective action. Guatemala is not Canada and poor governance can complicate this process. The company seems, however, to be sensitive to the issue of intimidation: their website reports in some detail on their corporate commitment to ensure that no employee retribution will ensue when employees report their concerns and complaints regarding company operations. But in the event that such dialogue fails to elicit remedial measures, pressure can also be applied through dialogue with several international agencies as well as with the Mining Association of Canada, which takes a dim view of any member company operating irresponsibly. Ms. Smith’s solution is to ban mining and is akin to throwing out the barrel of a
thousand apples because one may be substandard. In addition to the societal benefits from mining noted above, she would also willingly sacrifice the 2,000 jobs at the GoldCorp mine, employment which is so important in the country’s efforts to climb out of poverty and its position as the country with the lowest per capita GDP in all of Central America. There remain many mining issues which merit serious and constructive dialogue, in which all stakeholders — industry, government, local communities, NGO’s and we the general public — can learn to do things better through a sharing of insights and perspectives. However, with comments like “Canadian mining and murder go together,” Ms. Smith has clearly elected not to participate in any such collective dialogue, opting instead for a comprehensive dismissal of all things related to Canadian mining. Such a position is to say the least, unhelpful. Moreover the KAIROS organization should perhaps vet its speakers more carefully if it wishes to be seen as a serious, credible and constructive player in this debate. Dr. R.N. Hargreaves Nelson
Too quick to forgive taxes Property taxes keep going up, but not everybody is paying their share. Too many organizations that don’t meet the criteria for Permissive Tax Exemptions are not paying taxes. Nelson taxpayers need to press city council and staff to review the applications for the PTE with a new, more secular lens than has previously been used. This will result in the PTE being allocated more equitably and more universally. Ben Aubin Nelson
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Selkirk College campuses in Castlegar and Nelson will receive funding in the amount of $556,000 as part of the provincial government’s investment in BC’s post-secondary infrastructure. The upgrade will ensure infrastructure and operation systems will function at optimal levels this year. “Government’s investments in our facilities and in short-term training programs for our learners and in response to needs in our community, is timely and much appreciated,” said Angus Graeme, Selkirk College president and CEO. The college and government also announced $457,000 in one-time funding will be used to offer short-term training in the region. The college expects to create seats in a variety of fields over the coming year, including administrative skills, early childhood education, and introduction to practical nursing, along with trades foundation programs. “Our maintenance department works diligently to support state of the art learning in an aging facility, so we will benefit from a one-time increase to our capital grant,”
The Tenth Street Campus residence is part of recent investments made at Selkirk.
said Graeme. “The additional training funds will augment our instructional staff ’s ability to provide skills development programming, leading to employment for our learners in areas of identified demand.” BC taxpayers are providing close to $26 million for Selkirk’s operations this year — including an allowance for general infrastructure maintenance — up from $20.3 million in 2001-02. The number of funded student spaces at the college has increased over six per cent over that time. More than $10 million in capital investments have been
made at the college since 2001, including renewal of Nelson’s Tenth Street campus residence and music hall, and expansion of the Castlegar aviation centre. Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy is pleased to see the government investing in education in the region. “It’s great news,” she said. “We’ve been saying for years that we need more money in the trades and things like admin skills, and especially for practical nursing. It’s great that they’re recognizing that we need to keep seats for kids in this region at the college. I think it’s great.” Conroy is also glad to see
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money being invested into the campuses themselves. “The funding for the infrastructure work is really good too,” she said. “It’s the oldest community college in the province. It definitely needs some upgrading. It’s a beautiful facility, but it does need some upgrading of the infrastructure so I think this is really good. “It’s good news for the region; good news for the people going to do the work on the building; and good news for the students who want to take that type of training right here in their home community and not have to leave,” said Conroy.
What would you ask God if . . . you had his undivided attention for one hour? Here is what others have said: 1. How can you allow so much suffering? 2. How can I hear your voice? 3. Why is so much violence done in your name? 4. Why is the world so messed up? 5. What does the future hold? 6. Got any beer? 7. What really happens when I die? 8. What evidence is there that the Bible is true? 9. What if I don’t believe? 10. How can you help me become more successful?
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Traffic stop leads to stolen car arrest Nelson Star Staff
An alleged vehicle thief wanted for crimes in several province was arrested by police in Nelson Wednesday evening. Nelson Police stopped an Ontario man for a minor traffic violation. His passenger was known to police and was bound by several
court-issued conditions. Police began questioning the passenger to ensure he was complying with his conditions, but soon realized it was actually the driver who was in violation of an order that he not leave his home province. As well, police determined the driver had stolen the car from Alberta. The man was held in a the Nelson Police Department
Easy food source to blame Continued from Page 1 signs of not being right, so the conservation officer wasn’t going to take a chance with it.” Calls to the conservation officer were not returned. Holland was unsure what attracted the bear to the residential area or how long it had been scavenging there. “I suspect it was the same pattern as the previous bear who became habituated,” Holland said. “It finds an easy source of food and becomes absolutely fearless of humans.” The animal was about three or four years old. In early July a young grizzly bear was shot near the Nelson Campground. The public is reminded to keep away from wild animals and to call Nelson Police or the RAPP line at 1-877952-7277 if they see a bear in the city.
cells while he awaited a court date. He’s facing charges for breaching his order and theft of the car. ••• Nelson Police called a man to serve him a court document on Thursday and wound up handing him a 90 day jail sentence instead. The man had recently been released from court
with numerous conditions, including that he not consume alcohol. When police called his residence about the document, the person who answered sounded intoxicated and refused to admit who he was. Not long after, police saw the man walking near the police department, determined he was indeed intoxicated and arrested him.
Boil order issued Nelson Star Staff
Users of the Woodbury Water System are being advised to boil their drinking water until further notice. Woodbury is located along Highway 3A just north of Ainsworth Hot Springs and south of Kaslo. Just over 40 homes rely on the Woodbury Water System for household water. The Regional District of
Central Kootenay issued the boil water notice for the area on Friday morning, as a result of unsafe levels of coliform bacteria in water samples. All household water intended for consumption — including water used for washing vegetables or brushing teeth — should be boiled for one minute before use. The public will be notified by the regional district when the water quality has improved.
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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.
Sept 5th - Dub Fx w/ Flower Fairy with Cade & Snarephobe Sept 7th - Rich Rabnett Live Collective 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 Sept 21st - Neon Steve Sept 22nd - Aaron Nazrul & The Boom Booms Every Thursday features various dj’s. No Cover! FOOD DELIVERY: SUNDAY TO THURSDAY 9AM- 11PM FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 9AM - MIDNIGHT
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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. 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! The 2012 Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause will take off from Lakeside Rotary Park on September 9 with pets and owners gathering for the fundraiser. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the walk starting at 10:30 a.m. (changed from 11:00 a.m.). Registration is $25. Dinner with the Doctor combines a wonderful plant-based 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
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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 email@example.com. Do your suffer from insomnia? Is lack of sleep putting your health or the safety of others a risk? Community First Health Co-op 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
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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 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.
The annual A Taste of Nelson evening is put on by the Multiple Sclerosis Society to support this fundraising event for the local chapter. This year’s event is on September 26 at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Baker Street Inn in the Osprey-Kestrel Room. There will be gift certificates from the supporting restaurants to be given as free door prizes and some great silent auction items. Tickets are $35 and are available at Culinary Conspiracy (610 Baker Street). 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 parkinsonsuperwalk.ca. 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.
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 ecosociety.ca
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Entertainment listings Saturday, September 15. Ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel. Doors open at 10 p.m.
THEATRE 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.) This performance is a FUN-raiser for the Cromoli Brothers campaign to become Supreme Leaders of the World. Tickets are $16 and are available at the Capitol Theatre. The Capitol Theatre is celebrating the launch of it’s 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.
MUSIC Take your turn in the spotlight, or enjoy the music of those who do, at one of the Kootenay’s best open stages at The Royal. Talk to Estevan to sign up for a timeslot during the night. Starts at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. 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. On Thursday, September 6 Acres of
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54•40 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 liveattheroyal.com. Doors open at 7 p.m. 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 liveattheroyal.com. 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 liveattheroyal.com. Doors open at 8 p.m. Showtime is at approximately 9:30 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 liveattheroyal.com. Doors open at 6 p.m. Showtime at approximately 8 p.m. Krafty Kuts is at Spiritbar on September 13. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information is available at The Hume Hotel. 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 is presenting 54-40 on Friday, September 14 at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson. One of the most important popular music groups to emerge 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. Kool Keith will be at Spiritbar on
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. Neon Steve will returning to the Spiritbar stage on Friday, September 21. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel. Aaron Nazrul and The Boom Booms are back in Nelson at Spiritbar on Saturday, September 22. Ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel. Doors open at 10 p.m.
AT THE PUB Join the Ymir Hotel’s country and bluegrass jam every Friday night. Things get going around 5 p.m. and wrap up around 9 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 nelsonstar.com or to share your listing in the Nelson Star and vurb email firstname.lastname@example.org. For event announcements follow us on Facebook.
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Wednesday, September 12, 7 pm, United Church Basement Kim Carter, B.C. Ombudsman, presents her reports on B.C. Senior’s Care. A free event jointly sponsored with Nelson Area Society for Health, and Nelson Senior’s Coordinating Society.
Friday, September 14, 10 am, Selkirk College Silver King Campus The new season for Nelson and Area Learning in Retirement begins with our Member of Parliament, Alex Atamanenko, who will speak on the proposed changes to our Federal Electoral Boundaries. Join in a lively discussion into the drastic alterations proposed for our riding in British Columbia Southern Interior. For more information call: Susanne Raschdorf 250-229-4538 or Nancy Pulsifer at 250-825-9250.
oronto alt rockers Sloan are taking their fans back in time with the re-release of their 1994 break-out album Twice Removed. When the quartet stops in Nelson this Sunday, they’ll perform every song from that album in the order they appear. It’s a new experiment for the band and something they’ve been wanting to do for years. “It’s a comeback tour for us, except we never went away,” jokes guitarist Jay Ferguson, speaking with the Star from his home in Toronto before the band set out on a month-and-a-half long tour through North America. Sloan has been together 21 years and released 10 fulllength albums in that time, as well as a couple EPs, a live album, and a best-of collection. With so much material to draw from for their live shows, there are songs from Twice Removed that haven’t been on a Sloan set list for more than a decade. Ferguson admits there’s a couple tracks — like “Loosens” and “Before I Do” — that he had to relearn how to play. “It’s a funny thing having to sit down with your own albums to learn how to play something you knew 18 years ago,” he said. “Even songs we
still play a lot, when I go back to listen to how they were recorded, I notice there are parts I’ve been missing.” The goal of the tour will be to play the songs meticulously, exactly how they sound on the album. Then, once they’ve run through the songs from Twice Removed, the band will take an intermission and return with a second set that draws from more recent material. “All of this — playing two sets, playing a record the way it was recorded — it’s totally new for us, so we don’t know how it will go over with the fans,” Ferguson said. “It’s something we’ve wanted do for a long time, and because we didn’t have a new album coming out this year, it seemed like a good time to try it.” Ferguson and bandmate Chris Murphy spent the first half of this year immersed in Sloan memorabilia, sifting through material for a new deluxe box set of Twice Removed. “Since Sloan started, Chris and I kinda had a competition going to see who could build up the largest Sloan museum in our basements because we’re nerds like that,” Ferguson said. “We kept all our old recordings and demo recordings, and all the old articles and photos and things like that.” The collection came in
handy. They had enough previously recorded material to include three vinyl records, one 7” vinyl and a 32-page colour booklet in the box set. They digitized old demo tapes (yes, that’s tape, as in cassette tape) of song demos recorded at their jam space before the final versions were produced in studio — or, in a few cases, before deciding to scrap the song all together. They scanned negatives of old photographs and artwork that didn’t make it into liner notes. They even copied the original handwritten letter that inspired the lyrics for “Penpals,” the lead track on Twice Removed. “It’s something for the hardcore Sloan fan,” Ferguson said. If the current box set and tour are well received, there’s talk of them doing the same thing for One Chord to Another in a couple of years. “I think it could become a good pattern for us to alternate between releasing new albums and releasing deluxe editions of our older stuff,” Ferguson said, noting the band will be back in studio recording a new album this winter. “It all depends on how this one goes over with the fans.” Sloan plays The Royal, September 9. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets $30 at the door or $25 in advance at Urban Legends, The Music Store or liveattheroyal.com.
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Canadian Olympic Team Hopefuls Pay Visit to Kootenay Lake
Young sailors meet rising stars SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star
The Kootenay Lake Sailing Association’s youth program received a boost late last month when a pair of Canadian rising stars on the international scene paid a visit to Nelson. Skipper Sam Gustin and crew-mate Ian Woodbury captured the gold medal in mid-August at the North American 29er Sailing Championships at the CORK Olympic Class Regatta in Kingston, Ontario. The 29er’s are a two-man high performance sailing skiff. The 29er class is the training class for the Olympic 49er sailing class. The pair are two of Canada’s best sailors and before stopping by Nelson already had a connection to the Kootenay Lake Sailing Association’s youth program. Gustin was the first coach to come and train young sailors for the Kootenay Lake Sailing Association Youth Sailing programs two years ago. The Vancouver resident made a huge impact on a number of youth in the area with his enthusiasm and dedication to the sport and has helped create a legacy for youth sailing in this area. “Nelson and Kootenay Lake are a spectacular location with an incredibly supportive community and we are so very happy to continue to support
Members of the Kootenay Lake Sailing Association gather with Canadian sailing stars Sam Gustin and Ian Woodbury.
the vision of a first class youth sailing program here,” said Gustin. Local youth sailing fleet captain David Oosthuizen said the visit gives young sailors in this area athletes to look up to. “These Olympic hopefuls know what it takes to be great, and have a dedication and focus that is truly in-
spiring,” said Oosthuizen. “They have spent thousands of hours training to put themselves at the top of their game. These two young men also understand that they have huge impact on the kids they engage with. “The children who came out to meet them were wide-eyed and absolutely enthralled to be around Sam and Ian and hear their story.” The youth sailing program in Nelson and area will be going into its fourth year in 2013 and things are shaping up to be another great year building on previous year successes. Local supporters like Secret Garden Toys, Maclean & Taylor Chiropractic, Dr. Kathryn J. Bibby, Dr. Carrie Fitzsimmons, Kokanee Camera, City of Nelson, RDCK Areas E and F and the Columbia Basin Trust have helped establish sailing in the community. “The association and the Nelson and District Community Complex have agreed that next year the youth sailing program will be taken to the next level with the highest level of coaching, ensuring that we will inspire the all the children who take our courses,” said Oosthuizen. “We have a commitment and focus to a life-long love of sailing and we understand what a difference a coach like Sam Gustin can make to the lives of young people in this area.”
Leafs Get Down to Decision Time The Nelson Junior Leafs concluded training camp Sunday morning with an intersquad game (left). The team’s coaching staff heads into the exhibition season facing some tough decisions on ﬁnal roster spots for the upcoming Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular season. The Leafs played host to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on Tuesday night (past Star deadline) and travel to Fruitvale tonight for a rematch. Two more exhibition games next week will enable head coach Frank Maida to get his roster set for the season opener on September 14 at the Nelson and District Community Complex against the Castlegar Rebels. Bob Hall photo
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would like to Welcome Lorri Misan as our new Cosmetician. Lorri is a long term resident of Nelson and looks forward to serving the Nelson community as a cosmetic advisor. Please come in and meet Lorri and help us welcome her to the role of cosmetic manager. For the month of September Lorri will be offering a free stamp to our cosmetic club card for just coming in and saying hi and introducing yourself. If you do not have a club card Lorri will be happy to set you up with one and give you a free stamp to get you started. We wish Lorri all the best in her new position.
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Sports Sprint Course
Cyswog ‘N’ Fun Results The official results from the Cyswog ‘N’ Fun triathlon sprint distance categories that was held in Nelson on the August long weekend. The Star will feature the long course results in Friday’s paper. SPRINT TEAM 1 Team Stupar 2 Poo Pow 3 Seva Counselling 4 Hare and Tortoise 5 La Familia 6 Cakes and Flash 7 Team No Train Day 8 Alexis Park Spirits 9 DCD Trio 10 Tri-Winning 11 Kokanee 12 About Damn Time 13 Alberta Belles 14 Two Kool Kats 15 Diamonds R Forever 16 Savages 17 Team DFL
Montreal Nelson Kelowna Kelowna C. Lake Castlegar Nelson Vernon Chilliwack Nelson C. Lake Sooke G. Prairie Nelson Nelson Calgary Calgary
SPRINT INDIVIDUAL Women 16-17 1 Kelsey Law Castlegar 2 Hannah Devries Nelson Women 18-29 1 Kathryn Noiles 2 Claire Hewson 3 Sonja Poole 4 Allison Schlosser 5 Lauren Kraljic 6 Jennifer Hagen 7 Zoe Kruchten 8 Tara Miller 9 Lindsay Jennings 10 Laura Karl 11 Sarah MacEachern 12 Jessica Larocque 13 Jodie Stevens 14 Jamie MacEwan 15 Natalie Yu 16 Cathy Vigar 17 Anderson Courtney 18 Elif Zehir 19 Emily Ganong 20 Nicole Babuik 21 N. Zeineller-Olsen 22 Julia Lehnert 23 Amy Leeming 24 Katarzyna Nastalska 25 Sonja Augustine
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Women 30-39 1 Jennifer Koga 2 Jill Phelps 3 Trisha Vroom 4 Morgan Lindsay 5 Melanie Copeland 6 Cori Hana North 7 Heather Mondin 8 Angela Wright 9 Michelle Van Eyk 10 Lori Lawe 11 Julia Barry 12 Yvonne Phillips 13 Angela Gloade 14 Alison Barry
Kelowna Wynndel Castlegar Nelson Vancouver Vancouver Trail Kelowna Toronto Rossland Ottawa Red Deer Dutch S. P. George
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Women 40-49 1 Stacy Osmond 2 Sandra Dorgelo 3 Nikki Jomha 4 A. Vandeweghe 5 Danielle Daroux 6 Wendy Anderson 7 Julie Crispin 8 Norma Lock 9 Brandi Gill 10 Donna McGrath 11 Evelynne Betts 12 Beth Larson 13 Linda Decicco 14 Charlene Bonderoff 15 Melinda Foot 16 Marie-Josee Biallas 17 L. Commandeur 18 Sherry Perry 19 Heather Rae
Quesnel C. Lake Victoria Victoria Rossland S. Slocan Trail Nelson Calgary Calgary Nelson Gladstone Kamloops Salmo Procter Nelson Nelson Nelson Ymir
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Nelson 1:23:30 Nelson 1:24:11 Nelson 1:27:35 Nelson 1:27:46 Cranbrook 1:32:57 Kimberley 1:33:51 Vancouver 1:34:54 Fernie 1:35:45 Nelson 1:37:38 Calgary 1:37:41 Calgary 1:38:22 Nelson 1:38:31 Kelowna 1:42:20 Kelowna 1:44:38 Nelson 1:45:04 Kelowna 1:45:29 Calgary 1:46:53 Calgary 1:48:31 Calgary 1:48:35 Vancouver 1:50:09 Nelson 1:52:09 Nelson 1:52:49 Nelson 1:55:36 Burnaby 1:56:11 P. Meadows 2:06:44
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Friday September 7th • 5pm - 7pm On Kootenay Street from Carbonate to Baker St.
Registration closes Wed. Sept. 5th at 5pm You can race any style of soap box you like, from a professional racer to a GT Racer with wheels! Get creative and start building!
Win 2 races and you are in the FINALS!!! Entry fee must be non-perishable food items for our local food bank to help support our community. Pre-registration is required, pick up registration forms at Nelson Chrysler, Nelson Box Ofﬁce or Fair Realty on Baker Street.
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Sports Canadiana Crossword Much About Little By Bernice Rosella and James Kilner
Women 50-59 1 Heather Crawford 2 Carolyn Hawes 3 Dale Fromberg 4 Denise Sylvest 5 Barbara Shields 6 Nancy Harrison 7 Wendy Bryden 8 Joanne Lively 9 Katie Weir 10 Alice Temesvary 11 Rhonda Kuhnen 12 Yvonne Kiwior 13 Deborah Bird 14 Kelly Crawford 15 Laura Foley 16 Barb Williams 17 Janice Morrison
Kelowna Kelowna Kelowna Castlegar Rossland Langdon Rossland Burlington Nelson Nelson Calgary Nelson Nelson Nelson Calgary Nelson Nelson
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Women 60-plus 1 Sylvia Stevens
ACROSS 1 Marbles (the game) 4 Tease 8 Offer 11 Temper 12 Away from wind 13 Took a taxi 14 Newfoundland's Little ______ 16 Press 17 Deli offering 18 Flat 20 Risque 22 Angry 23 Heirs, maybe 24 Ontario's Little _____ 28 Weave 29 RRSP owners. likely 30 Condensation 31 British Columbia's Little _____ 34 Art _____ 35 Voice in Verona 36 Prince Edward Island's Little ____ 37 Nova Scotia's Little _____ 39 Adjust 40 South African settler 41 Manitoba's Little ____ 46 Sole 47 Acronym for one in a hurry 48 Layer 49 Manner 50 Conifers 51 Imitate DOWN 1 Twitch 2 Macaws 3 Moist 4 Rebound
Men 16-17 1 Dylan DeVries 2 Padn Vauthrin
Men 18-29 1 Julien Locke 2 Peter Locke 3 Gabe Carpendale 4 David Willms 5 Dylan Kuhnen 6 Nico Petch 7 Jared Areshenkoff 8 Ryan Pearsall 9 Traverse Phillippe 10 Darrin Moreira 11 Tyler Standen 12 Brennan Sullivan 13 Tunn Trevor
Nelson Nelson Nelson Calgary Calgary Kamloops Castlegar Calgary Abbotsford Castlegar Fruitvale Nelson M. Ridge
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Men 30-39 1 Richard Hilton 2 Mike Wright 3 Ben Elliott 4 Ben Konkin 5 Stacy James Fry 6 Steve Roger 7 Mike Djakovic 8 Magan Pierre
Okotoks Kelowna Calgary North Van. Calgary Vancouver Calgary Nelson
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Men 40-49 1 Graham Hood
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Kirk Vandeweghe John DeVries Chris Neenan Yev Malloff Lyle Crispin Stefan Synnesael Bernardino Carpio Craig MacLellan Bruce McMaster Gary Thompson Jeff Gill Kevin McGuire Harry Biallas
Penticton Nelson Penticton Nelson Trail Nelson Nelson G. Forks Nelson S. Slocan Calgary Nelson Nelson
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5 Came down to earth 6 Branch of Buddhism 7 Passionate 8 Tidal surge 9 Malcolm or Avila 10 Lair 13 Nova Scotia's Little _____ 15 Fundamentals 19 Sin 20 Bellow 21 Pier 22 Rubble at the base of a cliff 23 Eng. conditioner 25 German river 26 Part of the woods?
27 Deuce 29 Hospital ward 32 Dentine 33 Large marsupial familiarly 34 Biblical does 36 Barks 37 ____ fide 38 Depend 39 Chopped greens 40 Alberta river 42 Exploit 43 Sierra Club e.g. 44 Matterhorn, for one 45 Indigo
My Sudoku 0\6XGRNX Men 50-59 1 Duncan Banks 2 Shane Pearsall 3 Bruce Ramsay 4 Steward Daroux 5 Paul McCreedy 6 Mike Clapp 7 Victor Commandeur 8 Randy Trerise 9 Steve Foley
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Men 60-plus 1 Al Smith 2 Peter Moll 3 Michael Pratt
Osoyoos Castlegar Nelson
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Kerby Serves Up More Medals
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Nelson’s Roger Kerby took part in his 25th BC Seniors Games late last month in Burnaby and once again the badminton player brought back three medals. The 80-year-old won gold in doubles and mixed doubles, then made it to the ﬁnals in the 80-plus singles bracket before losing out and having to settle for silver. Kerby also received a certiﬁcate to mark his 25-year achievement.
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Nelson Interact Club
The Stanley Humphries Castlegar Rotary Interact Club In case people in Nelson are wondering how an Interact club works, Castlegar has had a Rotary Interact Club since the mid 1980s. Interact is a Rotary high school club for students ages 13 to 18. However Castlegar will often have 11 and 12 year olds or younger attending events. These young ones have older bothers and sisters in the club and are not discouraged from attending as these are our future interact students, and many on these young ones have gone on to be club presidents or hold other executive positions when they are old enough. Up until about 2005 the club was usually around 15 members or less. Today we have 40 active members. Many Rotarians have remarked that they could not run their events without the help of the interact students. One of the favorite Rotary events is the Pancake breakfast at Sunfest. They also help out with many community events, such as Sunfest, Easter in the Park, the Lobster Dinner, the school Graduation events, helping with the Celgar picnic, Kootenay Festival, Library book sales, Communities in Bloom by picking up hundreds of bags of garbage, serving at weddings and the list goes on. The club also has their own stretch of road that they are responsible for keeping trash free. On the year the club does an international trip the summer is spent collecting donated clothing and suitcases that are packed and will be left behind at orphanages and other needing organizations of the country being visited. The students themselves live out of their carry on case for 18-20 days. The students also learn about the country they are visiting as well as taking toast masters to improve their public speaking and language lessons so they can say a few simple phrases while there. An example of a trip is in 2003 and 2005 the club went to Honduras and assisted with an orphanage.
Fraser East, left, is the District Chair for the international supported bike ride, WaCanId. Mike McIndoe, right, is coordinating volunteer resources and support from Balfour to Salmo. Lorne Westnedge, who has been active with many local bike ride initiatives helps out with good advice.
The international Selkirk loop is a 577 km. circular route that stretches from Sandpoint in the south to Nelson in the north. This incredibly scenic byway is our home and for many of us the beauty of this area is the reason we live here. From September 17-22 seven rotary clubs along the route will be hosting the third annual WaCanId (Washington, Canada and Idaho) ride, around the loop. This fully supported bike ride will involve 60+ riders who for six days will be enjoying our incredible scenery and the camaraderie of fellow road bikers as the “ride the loop.” As a supported ride, riders will have their luggage “carted” for them, they will be supported on boarder crossings and will be followed and supported by Rotary Ride Hosts throughout the ride. Every night, riders will have luggage and gear delivered to local hotels and a variety of events will be planned for most stops. Local Rotarian and ride chairman Fraser East is one of the Rotary Ride Hosts who comments ”we are now seeing riders returning for a second time on the ride.” Fraser reports that riders come from all over North America and that the camaraderie they develop is the “highlight of the ride for many.” This year all riders will start in Sandpoint Idaho and will lay over in Nelson for a “rest day.” Nelson, Fraser reports, is a favorite stop for most riders, something that is not surprising to those of us lucky enough to live in the Queen city! The ride was initially started as a way for the rotary clubs to raise funds for local projects. The beauty of the scenery, the support and ease of the ride and the friendships developed have made it a highlight on local rotary calendars throughout the loop. There is still time to register for this years WaCanId ride. More information is available at www.wacanid.org. If you are a rider or know someone who is, take a look, it is truly an amazing ride and an even more amazing experience.
Opportunity for Young Professionals to Travel Abroad Are you between the ages of 25 and 40 and want to have an international adventure? Are you passionate about your career? The Rotary Club Group Study Exchange (GSE) may be the opportunity you’re looking for. The program encourages young professionals to learn about their careers in other countries. Participants spend one month touring a different country and learning about the culture and their Àeld of expertise there. “It is an amazing program” says Juliet Craig, a professional biologist who participated in the program in 2003. “I learned about the ecosystems of Brazil and some of the conservation issues they are facing there, as well as got to know the country and its people.” With four participants and one Rotarian leader in each team, GSE members get to know other professionals from Canada and the US as well. They travel together and become very close. “I was with an accountant, a mechanical engineer, a chemical engineer, and a Ànancial analyst” says Craig. “We also traveled with a team from Argentina so we got to know them and their Àelds of expertise as well.” The GSE Team is hosted by families for the entire month. One or two team members go to each house for a few nights and then move on to the next town. The team members are guest speakers at the Rotary meetings to provide a presentation about themselves, their career path, and their home country. Because English may not be the primary language for the Rotary Club, participants have to learn their presentation in the host country’s language and are given a Juliet Craig, GSE stipend for language study before they leave. “I spent hours listening to Portuguese tapes before Team Member (2003) in Brazil I left” continues Craig. “By the time I got to Brazil, I could carry about basic conversations in Portuguese and provide my presentation in that language as well. It was so much fun. Brazilians were so happy that we were making an effort to speak to them in their language”. This year’s GSE Exchange in heading to Brazil again. It is free to apply and all expenses are paid for including the air fare, meals, accommodations, language study and uniform. To apply download the Group Study Exchange Team Member Application Form from www.rotary.org and submit to Sheila Hart, Rotary Club of Nelson Daybreak at e-mail: email@example.com by Sept. 3. “This experience was a highlight of my life” Craig reminisces. “I am still friends with my host families and Brazil holds a dear place in my heart. I highly recommend this opportunity!”
Students at LV Rogers secondary school will have a chance to learn what it means to be a Rotarian this September. Nelson Rotary is sponsoring the school’s new Interact club, which will give students an opportunity to develop this leadership skills while helping others. Nelson Rotary club president Wendy Lacroix said students who volunteer to join Interact will have the opportunity to participate in community service projects. “It will be up to the youth to decide what the projects will be,” Lacroix said . “We’ll ask service clubs to let us know if they have a project the youth could get involved with. Then it will be up to them to decide how they want to contribute.” Lacroix hopes the youth will also Ànd an international project to take part in. Interact clubs at other secondary schools generally take part in one project in their local community and one outside of Canada. The Interact club at Stanley Humphries secondary school in Castlegar, for example, went to a community in South Africa last year to help construct farm buildings and wells for clean water. At the Àrst meeting of the LVR Interact club, students from the Stanley Humphries club will give a presentation about their trip. “We want to get them thinking about how they can contribute in a developing country,” said Lacroix. “There may not be an international trip for them this year, but it will be something they can work towards.” LVR principal Tim Huttemann expects there will be many students interested in joining Interact. “We have lots of kids who are leaders and this is a practical way for them to do something about it,” he said, noting the club will be a natural Àt for students in the global perspectives class, as well as the leadership class. Huttemann’s oldest daughter was part of an Interact club at Rossland Secondary school. She went to Roatán, Honduras, where she worked on a project to help reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS. “She came back from Roatán so much more socially aware. She saw what it really means to live in poverty,” Huttemann said. His daughter graduated high school this year and returned to Roatán to volunteer for another four months and, Huttemann said, she may go on to pursue a career in a Àeld related to HIV/ AIDS prevention. “These kind of opportunities can really shape a kid’s life,” he said. “I’m hoping the students will really take ownership of their Interact club and make it their own.” The Àrst meeting of the LVR Interact club will be held in September and will continue throughout the school year. Meeting times and dates will be advertised within the school. For more information about Interact, see rotary.org/interact/
Update on Haiti from Founders of HaitiARISE On Tuesday, September 4, Marc and Lisa Honorat from HaitiARISE will be the guest speaker at Nelson Daybreak Rotary Club. Nelson Daybreak meets on Tuesdays at 7 pm in the Hume room of the Hume Hotel for a no host breakfast. Come and hear Àrsthand the progress being made and the challenges that still exist in Haiti since the devastating earthquake in 2010.
Marc will provide information and pictures of the progress made on the technical school, the Àrst building of the Children’s village, the housing project called EachONE BuildONE and the primary school. For more information please call Jim Reimer at 1.888.761.3301
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Community Mir Centre for Peace
Selkirk Peace Studies students showcase international experiences
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“Selkirk College has partnered with the African Peacebuilding Institute in Zambia and the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute in the Philippines to provide our peace studies students the opportunity to learn about global issues in African and Asian contexts,” said Randy Janzen, chair of the Mir Centre for Peace. “It is crucial for our students to understand concepts of peace, healing and reconciliation from other perspectives.” The Selkirk students spent several weeks living, eating and studying with students from all over Africa and Asia. “I was able to practice hands-on negotiation skills.
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Three Selkirk College Peace Studies students — Stesha Amos, Angelique Ahlstrom, and Angelica Duggan — travelled to Zambia and the Philippines this past May to study conflict transformation in a cross-cultural setting. They will be speaking about their experience at the Mir Centre for Peace in Castlegar on Thursday, September 13 at 7 p.m.
Admission to the presentation is by donation. Refreshments will be served. For more information, you can phone 250-365-1234.
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Also, many of the students in my class had first-hand experience with war and genocide – I learned so much from them,” said Ahlstrom.
Selkirk College students Stesha Amos and Angelique Ahsltrom pose with other students at the African Peacebuilding Institute in Lusaka, Zambia.
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What can I do to create a great first impression of my home when it’s time to sell?
One of the first things people observe when walking into a home for the first time is how it smells. Of course cleaning is number one and getting rid of old pet odors and things that contribute to the bad smells is of utmost importance. But another great thing you can do that is relatively easy, is to bake something that smells incredibly delicious and makes your home feel inviting. In my past career, I owned a Bakery and a Restaurant, & through that experience I’ve learned what a positive effect the power of great smelling food can have on people. I’ve hosted some open houses recently and baked cookies for those occasions, and I’ve received great feedback and interest from those open houses. So for this article I thought I’d include a recipe that is a sure crowd pleaser. Oatmeal Coconut Cookies Preheat Oven to 325* 1 Cup Butter 1 Cup Sugar 1 Cup Brown Sugar (Beat mixture for 10 minutes until light and fluffy) Add 1 Egg and 1 Tsp. of vanilla, and beat for 5 min. scraping down and mixing thoroughly. Meanwhile in a bowl, set aside 1 ¼ Cup Flour, 1 ¼ Cup Oats, 2 Cups Coconut, ½ Tbsp. Baking Powder, ½ Tbsp. Baking Soda, 1 Tsp. Salt, and 2 Cups of chopped chunks of Callebaut White Chocolate. (Or whatever flavors you like, *crystallized ginger is a nice addition)Add dry ingredients until just combined, scoop cookies onto parchment lined baking sheets and bake until golden. *Careful, coconut toasts quickly once it starts to brown. Happy baking and I hope your home smells delicious & inviting. Sincerely, your local Realtor®, christine@ christinepearson.ca
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I have a busy life that is stressful at times. Do you have any recommendations to help reduce stress and anxiety?
Having mild stress in our lives is beneficial towards positive life growth and achieving our goals. However, when stress and anxiety are prolonged and more severe, our health can start to deteriorate. Some common complaints from too much stress are low energy and fatigue, moodiness and depression, insomnia, muscle tension, and digestive complaints to name only a few. There are many ways to counteract the negative effects of stress. Firstly, to minimize the buildup of stress, it’s important to set reasonable goals so that we don’t exhaust ourselves in our day to day living. If stress and anxiety become overwhelming, getting moderate exercise helps to release tension and improve sleep quality. For individuals who enjoy music, relaxation CD’s in the evening or before bedtime can help to soothe the nervous system after a busy day. Any effective treatment for a busy lifestyle almost always involves treating the adrenal glands. These small glands are important in regulating metabolism and initiating the stress response in our bodies, and when they become overused they have to be nourished in order to feel energized and balanced again. Acupuncture provides excellent stress reduction, and when combined with lifestyle and dietary recommendations, as well as appropriate herbal remedies, you can more effectively meet the demands in your life. For further questions e-mail Paul at paul@ nelsonacupuncture.com or visit the website at www.nelsonacupuncture.com.
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Community Harvest Rescue Program Ready for Picking
Connecting fruit and veggie donors with volunteers SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star
Fruit trees often produce more fruit than one household is able to use, and gardens may produce more than one household needs. Harvest Rescue, a program of the Nelson Food Cupboard Society, connects fruits and veggie donors with amazing volunteers who pick this surplus and share it with folks who need and want it.
One-third of the harvest will be left for the fruit donor, if desired. In addition to enhancing access to fresh, local produce, the Harvest Rescue program also reduces bear incidents and promotes the health and generosity of our community. Everyone wins. Many fruit tree owners are reporting that this year their trees have little or no fruit. Common explanations for the lack of fruit are the cold spring and
lack of pollinators. For many of the clients of the Nelson Food Cupboard, donations gleaned through the Harvest Rescue
program are the only time they get to eat fresh, local fruit and vegetables. Are you blessed with abundance? Register as a donor today. To register as a volunteer or donor, call 250-551-8343 or email email@example.com. Advance booking is appreciated as it helps us to ensure available volunteers and reduces interactions with bears. Fresh surplus produce of any kind, including Grow-a-Row
donations, can also be dropped off at the Food Cupboard (in the basement of the United Church, on the corner of Josephine and Silica Street on Mondays and Wednesdays between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Harvest Rescue is very grateful to all of the donors, including the generosity of vendors at the local farmer’s markets (which includes donations of baked goods, and even flowers) and Nathalie’s Fruit Stand on the North Shore.
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What are closing cost’s?
To satisfy a closing cost condition from a lender when you are applying for a mortgage you typically have to demonstrate your ability to pay an additional 1.5% of the purchase price, this is on top of your down payment. But not everyone knows what closing costs entail. TD recently released an interesting survey that touches on this. It found that 13% of first-time buyers “overlooked some of the one-time fees associated with buying a home, such as inspection fees and land transfer costs, and 6% didn’t budget for anything beyond the down payment and monthly mortgage payment.” That’s partly a failing of the mortgage advisers counselling those borrowers. Closing cost’s include: Inspection fee’s, land transfer cost’s, property taxes, lawyer fee’s, appraisal fee’s and utility hook ups. As a broker I make sure my clients understand what the expectations of the lender are and help to facilitate the relationship for both parties. I also ensure my clients receive the best rates on the market and the best product that fits their needs. Having piece of mind when you are looking for financing only comes if you have the right person shopping the market for you. With access to over 40 lending institutions I make sure my clients are always receiving the best rates and product saving them thousands! Best of all my services are FREE.
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I love September, getting the school supplies, picking out funky rulers and lunch bags. Everyone has moved up a year and so they are embarking on a new venture. Some with trepidation, some with enthusiasm but they are in it – learning new things, being challenged. For my family it is like New Year’s where we look at what has worked and what isn’t shaking out so well. It is also the time to book all the activities for the kids – soccer, swimming, gymnastics, music, martial arts you name it. However, what about you? The grown up. What lurks under that front that you would really like to learn, participate in or try? Is it a language, an instrument, yoga, a new habit, a new fitness regime, a sport, going to the gym, how to do..... or how to make....., a hobby? What’s it going to be? What have you always wanted to try, but there was no time, or you thought you might look daft? Think about it. It could be anything but why not do it? What’s holding you back? Fear, embarrassment, money, time – what excuse are you using? How is it serving you? Is that same bubble comfortable? I tried surfing this summer, had never done it, but had always wanted to. So the kids and I had a lesson and were taught how to surf. They took to it like ducks to water and in a very short time they looked really relaxed and professional. Me, not so much, I kept missing the “sweet spot” on my board and getting slammed to the ocean floor. But after a few days of practise, relaxing into the fact I was not going to nail this right away, and not bothering what I looked like, I got it. It felt amazing! Doing something you have always wanted to try is a wonderful thing, so why not do them often? With learning new things has to be a willingness to change. You want to learn how to speak Spanish, so you sign up for a course, yet you work a full time job and every night there is a “favourite” TV show to watch. So you don’t study, perhaps you don’t complete the course and use the excuse of “Told you I didn’t have time!” Hmmm, you had plenty, you just needed to choose what was more important to you, a tv show or actually learning what has been burbling for ages and never getting satisfied. You may look like the ugly duckling and not the Swan at the beginning, so what! Pick one thing you have wanted to try or learn and as the kids head to their new learning, go and try something new. Watch how it feels, worst case scenario you learn you don’t like it and try something else. But keep learning and growing. You will be amazed at how you feel and how your confidence increases.
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What is stairway safety?
Slips and falls are the main cause of injury for older people in the home. Many injuries to elderly persons in their homes result from hazards that are easy to overlook, but also easy to fix. When we do a home inspection there are 3 things we check for on all stairways: lighting, handrails, and the condition of the steps and coverings. Stairs should be illuminated so that each step, particularly the step edges, can be clearly seen while going up and down stairs. You should be able to turn on the lights before you use the stairway from either end. Falls may occur if the edges of the steps are blurred or hard to see. Tip: Paint edges of outdoor steps white to see them better at night. We recommend the use of handrails on both sides of the stairway. We will ensure that handrails meet Canadian safety guidelines when we inspect your home. Stairs and steps should provide secure footing. Worn treads and worn and loose carpeting can lead to insecure footing, resulting in slips and falls. Make certain the carpet is firmly attached to the steps all along the stairs and that it is in good condition. Do not store anything on the stairway, even temporarily. People can trip over objects left on stairs, particularly in the event of an emergency or fire. By spotting these hazards and taking some simple steps to correct them, many injuries might be prevented. A government licensed home inspector from A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections can answer many of your safety-related questions during your next scheduled home maintenance inspection. We care about the safety of your family.
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How do I feel more comfortable during pregnancy?
Pregnancy is a time in your life when things can seem extremely difficult and uncomfortable. There are a few key things that you can do to help alleviate those uncomfortable symptoms. During pregnancy up to 90% of women experience some form of nausea and dizziness. Another common symptom is extreme fatigue. Acupuncture can help relieve these symptoms throughout pregnancy. Because of the intense demand placed on the mother’s resources by the growing fetus, a mother can experience little to severe fatigue. Morning sickness is often a reflection of an underlying Qi (energy) imbalance in the digestive function of the internal organs. Acupuncture with sleep and a nourishing diet, can ensure that the internal organs are functioning optimally, that the Qi is flowing freely without blockages and that there is a harmonious balance of the yin and yang forces in the body. Prenatal massage can be one of the greatest health benefits to invest in during pregnancy. Prenatal massage done by trained practitioners can reduce swelling of the joints, improve sciatic nerve pain, reduce back pain, reduce joint pain, improve circulation, reduce edema, reduce muscle tension and headaches, reduce stress and anxiety, improve oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles and assist with better sleep. Prenatal massage has similar goals of regular massage – to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, and improve circulation and mobility and to just make you feel good. Certain precautions should be taken when seeking prenatal massage. Confirm that the practitioner is trained in prenatal massage and is comfortable massaging in all trimesters. Ensure that the correct body positions are used during the massage, which includes side lying or tables specifically designed for pregnant women. Be aware that there are sensitive pressure points that should be avoided during your treatment including pressure points on the ankles, wrists and shoulders, which a trained practitioner will know to avoid. The benefits of massage can improve overall prenatal health for many pregnant women. Prenatal Watsu, which is a water shiatsu, can allow the pregnant woman to feel weightless during this warm water massage while enjoying a series of gentle movements and stretching in body temperature water. Your Watsu will help alleviate physical and emotional prenatal stress and anxiety, pregnancy back pain and ligament strain, high blood pressure and pre and postpartum depression. Bring yourself to a place where you can connect deeply with your unborn child. Prenatal Yoga can work wonders on your health and your capability to have a smooth pregnancy. Yoga does wonders on the physical and mental development of the fetus. Yoga can help you have a healthy baby. Certain yoga tools that help ensure a smooth pregnancy and healthy baby are as follows: Yoga exercises gently work on the reproductive organs and pelvis to ensure a smooth pregnancy and a relatively easy childbirth. These exercises ensure optimum supply of blood and nutrients to the developing fetus. Breathing which in these powerful techniques ensure the abundant supply of oxygen. Meditation can help you resolve the deepest of neuroses, fears and conflicts, which can surface during pregnancy. Meditation brings with it an incredible awareness which helps you connect with your child. Deep relaxation is particularly effective during pregnancy for physical and mental relaxation as well as for childbirth preparation. paration. Contact us today to find out more about effective treatments during your pregnancy.
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Nelson CARES Society Board of Directors warmly invites you to join us for our Annual General Meeting on: Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: Best Western Baker Street Inn 153 Baker Street The Osprey Room Light Refreshments Provided To vote at the AGM you must be a member in good standing with a paid membership at least 14 days in advance. To preview a copy of our Annual Report including ﬁnancial statements, drop by our ofﬁce at 521 Vernon Street or visit our website
Salviulo weekend raises scholarship cash SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star
The third annual Brandon Salviulo Memorial Fundraiser is set for September 7 to 9 in Riondel. This fundraiser is building a scholarship for the firefighter certificate program at the College of the Rockies, in honour of Brandon Salviulo, who died in an ATV accident in 2009. The schol-
arship is $1,000 and will be given each year to a student that meets the requirements. The successful student must be a resident of the Kootenay region between the ages of 20 and 25 who has shown to be an active volunteer in their community. The worthy student will be chosen by the college. Once again, there are some great prizes and surprises donated from Kootenay busi-
nesses and from friends both near and far. The weekend is a family style sports weekend that includes mixed slo-pitch, a two-person best ball golf tournament, four-on-four street hockey, a silent auction, a supervised kids play area, and, for adults only, two evenings of prize bingo and a prize poker tournament. And there will be plenty of food, with a pancake breakfast Saturday and Sunday
at Bob’s Bar and Grill and a hamburger/hotdog stand at the ball field on Saturday and Sunday. Donations are welcome at the Nelson and District Credit Union’s East Shore branch. For more information about the weekend, call 250225-3252 or 250-777-2259. For information about the firefighter certificate training program, visit cotr.bc.ca.
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This three-bedroom charmer, designed for a lot that slopes to the back, includes an unﬁnished basement that will provide room for future expansion. The covered entry leads to a foyer with a coat closet on the right. To the left, a den or third bedroom features french doors that open onto the veranda at the front of the home. A two-piece powder room is conveniently located nearby. Directly ahead is the great room, with a dramatic vaulted ceiling, as well as a gas ﬁreplace. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook a sundeck and the back garden. The dining area also overlooks the back garden, and sliding glass doors open to the sundeck. The kitchen is separated from the great THIS DESIGN INCLUDES room by an archway, and from the dining area AN UNFINISHED BASEMENT by a work island and eating bar, so the cook will never feel isolated. A roomy pantry is located at MAIN FLOOR PLAN one end of the kitchen, and the L-shaped counter 1744 SQ. FT. (162.0 M ) conﬁguration will save steps. 9'-0" CEILING HEIGHT The master suite occupies its own built-out area, accessible through both a doorway and an arch, and features a vaulted ceiling. The ensuite’s soaker tub has a tiled surround and its WIDTH - 42'- 0" (12.8M) DEPTH - 65'- 6" (19.9M) own window, for a touch of spa-like luxury, in addition to double basins and a shower stall. A PLAN NO. H1-3-646 TOTAL 1744 SQ. FT. (162.0 M ) roomy walk-in closet completes the amenities. STRAIGHT The second bedroom overlooks the side JENISH HOUSE DESIGN LIMITED ENTRY garden and is adjacent to a three-piece bath. The nearby linen closet serves both the master suite and the second bedroom. The laundry room, where access to the double garage allows it to double as a mud room, includes a coat closet. The broom cupboard is situated near the laundry room entrance. Ceilings measure nine feet high throughout. Exterior ﬁnishes include horizontal wooden siding, with shingles and decorative woodwork in the gables. Wooden pilasters with stone bases set oﬀ the veranda, and stone accents ﬂank the garage doors. This home measures 42 feet wide and 65 feet, six inches deep for a total of 1744 square feet. Plans for design 1-3-646 are available for $664 (set of 5), $745 (set of 8) and $792 for a super set of 10. Also add $30.00 for Priority charges within B.C. or $55.00 outside of B.C. Please add 12% H.S.T., 13% H.S.T. Or 5% G.S.T (where applicable) to both the plan price and Priority charges. Our 44TH Edition of the Home Plan Catalogue containing over 300 plans is available for $13.50 (includes taxes, postage and handling). Make all cheques and money orders payable to “Home Plan of the Week” and mail to:
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Community SPCA Paws for Cause
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The 2012 Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause will take off from Lakeside Rotary Park this Sunday with pets and owners gathering for the fundraiser. “The Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk is a fun way to get involved and make a huge impact in the lives of animals in need,” said Farrah Rooney, manager of fundraising events at the BC SPCA.
“Our walks include food, fabulous prizes and lots of fun activities for our two and four-legged participants. The best part is that the funds raised help save the lives of thousands of abused, injured, neglected and homeless animals in BC.” Rooney notes that the BC SPCA is a non-for-profit organization that relies on community support to carry out cruelty investigations, sheltering and a wide range of services for more than 32,000 animals each year. Those interested in getting involved
in the Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause are encouraged to join as an individual, as a group, or as a corporate team. The BC SPCA has set up a comprehensive website at spca.bc.ca/walk, with sponsorship opportunities, fundraising ideas, pledge kits, posters, merchandise and ways to volunteer. The Paws for a Cause walk in Nelson will be held at Lakeside Park on September 9 with registration starting at 9 a.m. and the walk starting at 10:30 a.m. (changed from 11:00 a.m.). Registration is $25.
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