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Vol. 5 • Issue 24

Joe Perrier tells tales from the past See Page 5 280 Baker Street Nelson BC (250)



Taking a closer look at Shambhala’s massive appeal See Pages 12-15


When it opened in 1912, the brick building at 523 Front Street was in the thick of the city’s bustling warehouse district. From flower and feed to organic produce and dog food, the Ellison’s Market building has a rich history Lessons • Retail


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ne of Nelson’s finest brick buildings marks a major milestone this weekend. A century ago, the two-storey block at 523 Front Street was the newest addition to what was then the city’s burgeoning warehouse district. Now staff at Ellison’s Market are getting ready to mark its centennial with a bash on Saturday (see related story, page 11). The building’s story is the story of the two competing flour companies that occupied it, Brackman-Ker Feed and Milling, and Ellison’s Milling and Elevator. The former’s roots dated to 1878 when Henry Brackman, who made his fortune during the Cariboo gold rush, teamed up with Scottish miller James Milne on Vancouver Island. Their partnership dissolved the following year, and Brackman took on another associate, David Russell Ker, son of BC’s auditor general. The new firm of Brackman-Ker, based in Victoria, proved highly successful with its line of B&K cereals, feeds, and wheat flakes.

The Nelson branch opened in late 1898 with Frank B. Gibbs as local manager. “In Nelson the company will carry a full line of manufactured products of the mill, as well as oats, bran, shorts and mill feed to supply the local as well as the jobbing trade throughout the district,” the Nelson Tribune reported. At first the company had makeshift headquarters in the Turner Beeton and Co. warehouse, but in 1900, local architecture firm Ewart and Carrie designed a new building for them. By 1912 this was evidently inadequate, for a brick building, 70 by 107 feet with close to 15,000 square feet on its two stories, capable of storing 30 car loads of stock, was erected at 523 Front. It cost either $16,000 or $40,000, depending on conflicting accounts, but it’s unclear who the architect and builder were. Nor is it known who supplied the bricks “The improved property that the company is now occupying makes it one of the heavy taxpayers in this city,” said the Nelson Daily News of January 6, 1913. Story continues to ‘Former’ on Page 8

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ABOVE: Ellison’s Market today has a staff of 21. (Greg Nesteroff photo) BELOW: Undated image showing 523 Front Street when it was still home to the Brackman-Ker Feed and Milling Co. (Courtesy Touchstones Nelson)


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where calls are infrequent, a paramedic may spend more of their shift waiting for a call then they do actually working in the ambulance. As a result, paramedics often choose to work in larger communities, where they are more likely to be busy throughout their shifts. However, the partnership between Interior Health and BC Ambulance would give paramedics an opportunity to work between calls. “It would be a position that they can leave if a call comes and they need to be in an ambulance,” Stewart said. “I think it will create an attractive option for paramedics in Kaslo who currently find it difficult to earn enough working for BC Ambulance alone.”

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‘Safe is a relative term’ Crews continue to assess the slide site at Johnsons Landing saying there is a large volume of unstable material still at the top of the mountain; full report is expected in a few months MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

After a geotechnical team visited Johnsons Landing this month, experts have more insight into what led to the slide and what is going on at the site. While it may take months for the team to release their findings as to the cause, geomorphologist Peter Jordan said there is a large unstable area remaining near the source. “There is an area that could conceivably slide again in the future,” said Jordan about the unstable area. “That doesn’t mean that it will slide, it just means that it is possible.” Mapping by the geotechnical team will allow them to calculate what the volume of a future slide might be and how far it might travel. “We can’t really predict when or if it would slide or whether all the unstable area Bob Keating photo would slide at once which isn’t The slide area at Johnsons Landing is still being investigated. that likely really, or whether a smaller area would,” said “It was certainly impos- down in July. Jordan. “We do have to fig- sible to predict a landslide “That doesn’t mean it will ure out just what is up there. that big could happen or all come down at once,” he It also gives us clues as to what even that a landslide could said. “None of it may come caused it and what kind of happen in that area. No big down or it might not come materials are involved.” landslide has ever happened down for thousands of years, Jordan has been onsite at in that area before from what or it might come down next Johnsons Landing since the we can tell from our field spring. It’s really hard to tell slide in July and said com- work. There weren’t any ap- at this point.” pared to other slides he’s parent indicators a landslide Throughout the fall and worked on, this one was of that size would happen.” spring, Jordan and the geo“exceptionally big.” Jordan said the maximum technical team will continue “This is kind of a one in volume of the unstable area to watch the slide site to see a million landslide,” he said. is comparable to what came how the coming weather af-

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A mentally ill Nelson man accused of threatening a police officer last week has been released on $1 bail. Mikael Arrak, 27, was ordered to stay away from the bus stop at the corner of Ward and Baker streets and Cottonwood Falls Park. He’s been diagnosed with depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder and has been in psychiatric facilities many times. Arrak has also had many run-ins with the law, both in Nelson and the Lower Mainland, where he recently returned from. “It’s gotten to the point that he’s the subject of police investigations or complaints about 180 times in the record management system,” said Nelson Police Department deputy police chief Henry Paivarinta. “His condition is deteriorating. He’s up and down. We’re concerned about general public safety.” Arrak faces seven charges following the latest incident, including uttering death threats and breaching his probation. He’s due to return to court in Nelson on December 4 and the following day in Vancouver on another probation breach. Police say an officer was speaking to someone in the 500 block of Ward Street last week when Arrak allegedly threatened him. He was already under an order not to approach the officer. Arrak spit at the arresting


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officers and uttered further threats, police alleged. He’s also accused of threatening sheriff ’s deputies in court the next day. Paivarinta said he doesn’t think Arrak has been charged with any acts of violence, but added he can be “difficult” and has threatened others besides police. He said people often make nasty comments when they’re being arrested, but in this case, Arrak allegedly made unprovoked gestures at officers who weren’t involved with him. “Threats of bodily harm and death, when it comes from someone who’s not stable, are definitely concerning,” he said. In January 2011, Arrak made national headlines after a judge ordered him to leave town on a bus until his probation for criminally harassing an exgirlfriend ended.

However, that order was subsequently revoked. He was then serving three years of probation and was sentenced in November to another two years. Paivarinta declined to comment on the judge’s decision to release Arrak on bail — “We’re not in a position to question the judiciary” — but believed his recent actions pose a risk to himself and others, alleging Arrak jumped from the orange bridge. “It’s not an exercise in fingerpointing on who’s dropping the ball, but reflects the situation we have to face,” he said. “It’s difficult when there’s a lack of resources and facilities to look after people with [mental illness].” Paivarinta said it often falls to police to handle conflicts involving the mentally ill: “That’s not where it should be, but it’s the last line of defence.”

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TOP: Joe Perrier, 84, speaks highly of his parents and his father’s generosity. (Greg Nesteroff photo) BOTTOM: Arthur Perrier (far left) and friends in camp on the Johnstone estate on the North Shore, ca. 1900.

Wong sensed the family’s plight and presented them with a heaping basket of vegetables. “That was the best meal I ever had,� Joe said. “Every week after that, on Fridays, he brought the basket over and I kept trucking gophers to him.� It earned Joe his father’s respect. Arthur came to Nelson from Ontario in 1896 and played for the city’s hockey team that won three consecutive championships. He was also secretary of the 1909 team that won the BC title with the Patrick

brothers’ help. Late in life, he married Frances Maude Etter; he was 56 when Joe was born. They also had a daughter, Naida. When the crash hit, the family was forced to sell their home and buy a smaller one. Later, they lost the summer cabin as well. Arthur worked a string of jobs before getting on with the liquor board. “He’d get a job for maybe three weeks or a month,� Joe says. “We never saw the money, Mom and I. He paid his debt. He was that honest.�


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A week after Arthur’s death in 1948, an anonymous tribute appeared in the Daily News, praising his citizenship. Perrier Road was also named after him — sort of. It was city council’s intention to honour Arthur; their rationale for choosing that particular road was that he owned the Perrier mine at the top of the hill. Only he didn’t. “It’s true a Frenchman owned the mine,â€? Joe says. “But Perrier was his white horse. He named the mine after a horse.â€? Joe, meanwhile, went to work at 16 for the forest service. He also worked for the highways department and the city’s electric utility, doing everything from firefighting to truck driving to carpentry to chasing delinquent bills. “I never had a [journeyman’s] ticket, but I’ve done about 14 occupations,â€? he says. “Life has been interesting for me. And I married one hell of a good woman.â€? He and Vivian McGillivray met on the ice at the Civic Centre in 1949, but didn’t become serious until three years later. They married in 1953 and had five children. For the last 17½ years, Joe has been caregiver to Vivian, who suffered a bad fall. She’s now at Jubilee Manor, across the street from his apartment. He visits every day.

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he story of Mikael Arrak goes much deeper than alleged assaults and brushes with the Nelson Police Department. It’s really about a broken system not well enough equipped to deal with mental illness. On Page 4 of today’s paper you can read about the young man who is once again before the courts. In January 2011 he was the focus of national media attention when a judge ordered him to leave town on a bus until his probation for criminally harassing an ex-girlfriend ended (the order was subsequently revoked). Arrak has been diagnosed with depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He has been in psychiatric facilities many times in his young life. His mental illness makes him act in ways that get him into trouble with the law and into the headlines of the newspaper. When you read about his story, it’s hard not to feel compassion for the man. His life has been crippled by his illness and his actions are a result of it. Arrak’s situation is certainly not unique. In small towns and big cities, police constantly struggle with those who suffer from mental illness. It puts stress on police officers, families, victims and the frontline workers in the support systems the province has in place. Unfortunately, it’s never enough. So what can be done? That answer is extremely tricky. Most of the services for those who suffer from mental illness are voluntary. The Mental Health Act only allows people to be committed to hospital against their will if they meet certain criteria, and those are generally short stays. Care workers and officials can’t force a person to take advantage of what is available or follow a care plan. We don’t just throw people into institutions anymore. Clearly this conversation needs to continue and not only when unusual behaviour makes headlines. The topic of mental illness is uncomfortable. Until more people are talking about it, change will come slowly. And for those who suffer daily, time is not a luxury they can afford. The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the BC Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the BC Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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income tax votes Republican, which seems pretty unlikely. Surely some taxpayers must vote Democratic, even if they are only Latinos, African-Americans, gays, women, Asians, union members, and effete Eastern intellectuals. And some non-taxpayers certainly do vote Republican. In fact, the Republican Party’s core strategy for decades has been to win white, working-class votes by stressing its conservative social values. Without their votes, the last Republican president would have been Dwight D. Eisenhower. But Romney actually dismissed the importance of those voters, although white, working-class voters who are unemployed or underemployed, and pay no taxes, could make the difference between victory and defeat for him. So could retired people too poor to pay taxes, who are often social conservatives. In Romney’s view, his role “is not to worry about those people (the 47 per cent). I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.” If this Greg Nesteroff Reporter

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is not outright contempt, it comes very close. It was especially reckless of Romney to couch the whole discourse in terms of who pays taxes or doesn’t. This from a man who has refused to release more than the past two years of his own tax returns. Why endure all the criticism about not releasing the past five years, say, if there was nothing to hide in the returns for the preceding years? Like, maybe, the possibility that Romney paid no tax at all in those previous returns. The people who pay no taxes in the United States are the very poor and the very rich, and Romney certainly falls into the latter category. If he paid no tax at all in 2007, 2008 and 2009, say, he would have fallen into the 47 per cent in those years. So should we conclude that he voted for Obama in 2008? Probably not, and we can feel a certain sympathy for a man whose supposedly private remarks, shaped to appeal to an ultra-rich and ultraconservative audience, have been dragged into the public domain. But he should have known better. Almost invisible to him, there was another group of people in that room who were not rich at all: the people who waited on the tables of the mighty. It was almost certainly one of those helots who took the video of his talk. They are getting in everywhere. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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Letters to the Editor

HUGS. To the amazing people near Six Mile, who not only cleaned up after us grads, but took the time and washed all the forgotten items that were left behind. Thank you so much for your generosity! Many lost and valuable items were reclaimed. We`ll be sure to try and extend the favour back to the community. -Grateful grads

way. We hope a hug might brighten your lives and make for a positive change in attitude.

SLUGS. To the drivers who did not stop for the woman crossing at the corner of Ward and Vernon. She had the right to cross. She was already in the intersection. Unfortunately two vehicles sped through the intersection and a third was about to when she put up her hand and yelled STOP. Please pay attention to traffic lights and to pedestrians. It could have been a disaster.

SLUGS. To the “taggers” who feel the need to tag EVERYTHING. First off there is good graffiti and then there is your graffiti. You may want to start spell checking what your tagging. The CRYP gang does not exist, it is actually CRIP to clarify get your toughness in check. It does not make you cool nor tough to tag. Your defacing business store fronts and we the taxpayers have to fix your mess. Get your self a canvas and a dictionary learn the basics of graffiti art and grow up.

HUGS. And a huge THANK YOU to the couple who found my car keys on the rail trail and returned them to me at home! HUGS. To councillor Paula Kiss who is shining some light on the very real nuisance of light trespass in her council column. For many years our neighbours lights have been intentionally shining into our house, as well as flooding our yard. It is a very real kind of trespass and it does definitely affect our quality of life. Is another bylaw needed to help people in our situation? HUGS. To our neighbours who are trying to intimidate us by shining lights into our house and yard. You must live a pretty sad life to behave in such a petty

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Neat and tidy 4-bedroom, 2-bath home on a fully landscaped level lot in a popular area of Salmo. The main floor has 3 bedrooms, full bath, living room and a large kitchen/dining. The basement features a bedroom, full bath, laundry, large storage room and a huge family/rec room with a gas fireplace. The double length garage with high ceiling gives you lots of extra work space. There is a large deck that overlooks the fenced back yard with lots of lawn and a large garden. A brand new roof as well.

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. There is a wood stove in the dining room and living room. 3 bright bedrooms upstairs. Expansive covered front porch overlooks the yard that offers lots of room for the family, gardens and animals. The home has a 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.

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HUGS. To the maintenance crew up at Granite Pointe for all their hard work and having the best greens in the West Kootenay’s all summer! Great job fellas! Thank you! - Avid Golfer

HUGS. To the conscientious citizen who had the decency, presence of mind, compassion and courage to leave the note on the car in the parking lot of a grocery store that had a dog in it on a hot day with insufficient airflow. Slugs to the owner for leaving it there and then condemning the concerned person’s actions while also excusing their behaviour (and guilt) by, and also expecting the person to know, that their dog had just been at the dog park for an hour where the dog had a swim and that their dog had access to water. Do you really expect someone should know all this? And besides still pure stupidity and lack of care to leave any dog (or human or other animal) in any car for any length of time in the heat of summer!




This elegant home with outstanding curb appeal is in a class of it’s own. The quality of finishing will exceed all your expectations and include brazilian cherry floors, maple cabinets, 2 fireplaces and a very impressive window schedule.With 3700 square feet on two floors, the rooms are very spacious. The main floor is grand with an open floor plan, a dream kitchen with island, and a 16’ vaulted ceiling. The master suite features an elegant 5 piece ensuite and his/hers closets. Lower level offers 2 bedrooms, full bath, huge family room with wet bar, and a library nook. Oversized double garage. Beautifully landscaped .6 acre property with manicured lawn and underground sprinklers.

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I just had the pleasure of visiting Tom and Marie Murphy, Nelson residents, earlier this month. I feel compelled to let you know what a great community you have. Our Avis rental car had a flat tire Saturday morning, the CAA guy came in 20 minutes (sorry I forgot his name) and suggested we go to Kal Tire to have it fixed. He gave us a little air, directions to Kal Tire and followed us there to make sure we made it. Aiden at Kal Tire, had the tire repaired in no time and refused to accept payment for the service, but just asked us to tell our friends to visit Kal Tire. This level of caring and customer service unfortunately is a rare commodity in Los Angeles so it was quite refreshing. It was also typical of all the folks we interracted with during our stay in Nelson. You’ve got a great thing going up there, please don’t let anyone spoil it. See you next year. Jim, Erin, Chloe and Everett Upchurch Los Angeles, California

Re: Kootenay residents head to Kitimat to protest pipeline It never ceases to amaze me, the number of people that are willing to debate and stand in the way of others’ success and economic well being. Yes the jury is out on the decision as the JRP continues its work, but it is incumbent upon municipal governments far removed from the affected areas of concern to stay out of others’ business. Look after your own shop before venturing out and denying economic prosperity to others. I have seen no occasion where the municipalities of the north have denied Kootenay communities the right to progress and financial well being. The Geezers make a mockery of the process which is evident on the whimsical way that they approach the “tour” bunch of old guys perhaps with nothing else to do but raise s__t in someone elses back yard. They should have stayed home and knit or whatever they do for a past time. It would serve your community well to mind your business and keep your nose out of others. Austin Byrne Kitimat

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Continued from Page 1 “The Brackman-Ker Co. supplies only in wholesale quantities in flour and breakfast cereals, but its customers extend to Cranbrook on the east; to Arrowhead north and Waneta on the south and to Hedley on the west.” By now the operation had a half dozen staff and was managed by George A. Brown, who would become synonymous with Brackman-Ker during a career that lasted over 40 years. “He has been most effective and energetic in attending to the trade of the company, in extending its resources and patronage and in giving the public the service it should expect,” the Daily News gushed. By 1928, the company had 20 other BC locations, including one in Rossland. But sometime between 1950 and 1952, BrackmanKer sold its Nelson holdings, and its chief rival moved into the building.



llison’s Milling and Elevator Co. was founded in Lethbridge in 1906 by Ephraim P. Ellison and grew to be one of that city’s largest employers. Ellison’s specialized in seeds, fertilizer, hay, and poultry supplies and had its own line of flour. According to civic directories, it did business in Nelson first at 1214 Water Street and later 212 Stanley. Managers included R.D. Barnes, Cliff Haydon, Bar-

The Ellison’s building boasts quite a few historical features, including a door with embossed gold leaf lettering (above) and a wall on which former employees have left their mark (opposite). Greg Nesteroff photos

ton C. Poulson, and Melvin Oxspring. But at the time of the move to Front Street, the boss was Joe Kary, who went on to become mayor. In the basement, Kary made a curious find: a carriage reportedly used by Doukhobor leader Peter (Lordly) Verigin. It was donated to the Nelson museum, but since they didn’t have room to display it, it was transferred two years ago to the Doukhobor Discovery Centre in Castlegar. Fred Heddle, 80, worked for both Brackman-Ker and Ellison’s, in stints several years apart. At 18, he began driving a truck and delivering feed to farmers from Rossland to Kaslo. When BrackmanKer left Nelson, Heddle worked at Nelson Transfer before coming to Ellison’s, where he stayed until 1967. “In those days it was a 44-hour week,” he says. “You got Wednesday afternoon off and worked all

day Saturday. Hard work, you betcha.” He recalls there were only a handful of employees between the office and the warehouse, although they had some part-time help, including retired district agriculturalist Earl Hunt: “It was a great boon to them. People would pump him for information.” During Heddle’s time, Ellison’s was a distributor for bread company U-Bake, as well as of insecticides and pesticides. In the basement was a repair shop called We’ll Fix It, run by Pete Stewart and Rex Little. Upstairs, they stored hay.



osh Tagami, 86, went to work at Ellison’s warehouse in 1956

or ‘57. “We used to deliver flour to Trail, Fruitvale, Rossland, and Castlegar to most of the bakeries,” he says.

“Flour came in 100-pound cotton sacks. Feed came in 100-pound jute bags. Later on, we had pallets. But till then we had to load it all by hand.” Tagami says they would back the truck up to the customer’s door and then stack it. Nelson’s Hood’s Bakery, however, stored flour in the basement. “So you went to the alley to unload the flour off the truck and put it down the chute. You’d get so many bags in, then go down to the basement and pile it up again.” Flour and feed came in by rail cars from Ellison’s in Lethbridge every three weeks — a railway spur behind the building also served the neighbouring National Fruit Co., now the Front Street Emporium. They only had 48 hours to unload the cars, while still making deliveries and looking after customers. (The spur was eventually removed and all the flour brought in by truck.) Later Tagami worked in the office, and in 1965 took over from Kary as manager. During his time the building saw few changes, except for a partition put in to create a flour room. In all, he was at Ellison’s for nearly 35 years. Although Tagami expanded the product line a bit — adding paints, garden furniture, and lawn mowers — flour and feed remained their primary business. Story continues to Page 9

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Did You Know Your LinkedIn Profile Is More Important Than Your Website? With more than 175 million members, spanning 200 countries, LinkedIn is more than just a social media fad. Since it launched in 2003, LinkedIn has grown to become the largest professional network online, with five million members in Canada alone.

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To help business owners, professionals, and entrepreneurs better understand how to maximize the platform’s potential, Melonie Dodaro, acknowledged as Canada’s #1 expert on LinkedIn, is coming to Nelson on 3rd October to deliver a one day interactive Linkedin seminar.

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“In a fiercely competitive economic environment, businesses cannot afford to miss out on accessing quality leads,’’ said Dodaro. ‘’Using simple, but targeted tactics, a wealth of potential leads and customers may be driven via Linkedin to a business website within days.’’ The interactive LinkedIn seminar, which takes place at the Nelson Prestige Hotel, promises a pragmatic approach. Attendees learn on the spot, as they create and develop effective LinkedIn profiles via their iPads and laptops. Plus they take away a toolkit of resources including six online training modules so they can continue to learn how to use LinkedIn strategically as a lead generation tool once back in the office. Reports indicate that 82% of businesses are attempting to use social media in some way to build their businesses, and their bottom line. Two new members join LinkedIn every second, and its diversity makes it one of the strongest social media giants. Dodaro says the session will be of interest to anyone who may be about to launch into social media, or who has made a start, but would benefit from hands on help. “In the face of such dynamic change in the world of marketing, many small business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals feel that they are lagging behind, but getting started can appear time-consuming and confusing,’’ said Dodaro. Tickets for the event are $247. Sign up at For more information email Tickets also include a bonus free LinkedInProfitFormula course.

Feature Continued from Page 8 It wasn’t until the McLaren family bought the business in 1989 that it became Ellison’s Market, with organic produce, bulk goods, groceries, pet supplies, and more recently, a natural foods cafe, music venue, and weekly gardening seminars. “It’s pretty exciting that Ellison’s has been able to stand tall for 100 years,” says Susan McLaren. When the family took over, there were only a couple of employees. Now there are 21. “We introduced wholesale foods into the store,” McLaren

explains. “Then we had a buyer who was into the organic industry. He led the charge and we threw our support behind him.” She says their growth has been driven by customers’ needs and wishes — they do a lot of special ordering — and as a result, Ellison’s has carved out a niche in Nelson. “Ellison’s has a place in this city,” McLaren says. “We provide a lot of quality food for people and pets, and things to grow your garden with. We’re interested in providing heathy food so we can be a healthy community.”

While it still bears the Ellison name, the store is no longer affiliated with the Lethbridge company — but you can still buy Ellison’s brand flour. INVITING ATMOSPHERE oday the century-old building boasts several interesting quirks,


including a charming freight elevator, still in use. An old front door embossed with “Ellison Milling and Elevator Company Ltd.” in gold leaf has been repurposed as an interior door. A number of vintage Ellison’s flour and oat sacks hang from the walls, and there’s a huge, ancient Fairbanks No. 5 platform scale in the middle of the store. A set of back doors that faced onto the railway siding were recently re-opened for the first time in years. The building’s rear east corner evidently collapsed at

some point; you can see where it was re-bricked and some of the windows covered over. But perhaps the most famous feature is an interior brick wall on which dozens of former employees have left their names since 1918. (Those signatures used to go around the other side where there was once a walk-in vault, but it has since been removed.) The building, McLaren says, has lots of character: “People walk in and go ‘Wow, I love the feel of this place. Look at those beams, look at the brickwork.’” That warmth, she adds, is reflected in their staff.


Friday, September 21, 2012 Nelson Star


COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Kootenay Book Weekend is September 21 to 23 at the Best Western on Baker Street. Come and join some lively discussion.

On Saturday, September 22 from 2 to 6 p.m. Ellison’s Market is celebrating its building’s 100th birthday with vendors, a barbecue, food, children’s activities and more. There will be a harvest theme complete with pies and period dress. They are also fundraising for Mothers and Midwives in Haiti with draws and lots of door prizes. Some of the prizes being free dog food for a year, bags of sea soil and lots of gift baskets.

On Saturday, September 22, the Rural Alternatives Research and Training Society (RARTS) will be holding its semi-annual 100 mile potluck at the Vallican Whole Community Centre. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner will be served promptly at 6 p.m. Admission is by a potluck dish and a donation. For reminders or further information, check out

On Saturday, September 22 the Kalein Hospice Centre invites you to attend the land dedication and community open house. This family friendly event begins at 2 p.m. Throughout the afternoon, there will be opportunities to tour the building and grounds, learn more about the history of the property and review the most current development plans for the centre.

The fall equinox labyrinth walk will be held on Saturday, September 22 at 1 p.m. Join us at Rotary Lakeside Park for a walk to celebrate the change of season.

Nelson’s third annual Edible Garden Tour is Saturday, September 22. West Kootenay EcoSociety, Nelson CARES Society, and the Food Tree present a day of garden exploration and learning. Enjoy a self-guided tour through several exemplary gardens, as well as workshops on the hour at the Hendryx Street demonstration garden. Maps and information at

West Kootenay Scuba is having a treasure hunt Sunday, September 23 starting at 11 a.m, under the orange bridge in Nelson. There is over $1,000 in prizes to be won. If you are not a member of the scuba club there is an entry fee of $15. If you need tanks or any gear to participate email Cliff Gold at All levels of divers are welcome to attend.

The Bugaboos – A Celebration in Story & Image was curated by renowned Invermere photographer and climber Pat Morrow and is currently at the Capitol Theatre and Morrow and his wife Baiba will be in Nelson to present a breathtaking slide show at the Capitol on Tuesday, September 25. The show is a fundraiser for the Keep Jumbo Wild campaign. For more information about the show and the Morrow’s upcoming slide show visit

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Nelson ANKORS and the Advocacy Centre are sponsoring a free workshop given by a speaker from the BC Coalition of People With Disabilities in Vancouver. This workshop is for everyone – anyone with disabilities who might be affected, as well as any service providers. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, September 25, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. It will be downstairs at the Salvation Army location at 601 Vernon Street, in the back (which is down the outside stairs from Vernon, or can be accessed from Lake Street). Venue is wheelchair accessible.

On Tuesday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. the Nelson Public Library will be hosting a berry interesting evening with Daphne Van Alstine. Learn about local berries: where to find them whether to eat them. Family event.

The four guys of the geezer gang who went on the Kootenay to Kitimat Caravan in July will be holding a community report back meeting in Nelson on Thursday, September 27. The caravan meeting will be at 7 p.m. at SelfDesign High, in the Legion building at 410 Victoria Stree. For information call Keith Wiley at 250-777-2020 or see the Facebook page Kootenays for a pipeline-free BC.

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, October 3. 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.

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.

On Saturday, October 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Saviour’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral in Nelson, KAIROS invites you to participate in The Blanket Exercise: A New Relationship with Aboriginal Peoples. This event is part history, part reflection and part celebration. Special guests are the Lower Columbia All First Nations in Castlegar, and the Lower Columbia All First Nations Community Drum. There is no charge — bring a lunch and a drum. To RSVP and for further information, phone 250-3525711 or 250-352-9871.

Nelson moms and their supporters are being invited to take part in the 2012 Breastfeeding Challenge. The event is Saturday, 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. Two self-help workshops led by renowned hypnotherapist Dr. John Tamiazzo will be offered in Nelson in September to offer tools to build self-healing skills and self-confidence. The workshops, entitled Imagery and Self-Hypnosis for Health, take place Saturday and Sunday September 29 and 30. The Nelson and District Women’s Centre is offering Rooted in Community, a volunteer skills development training for women. The program will run for eight mornings, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 to 11:30 a.m. starting on October 4. The entire program is free of charge. For more information or to register: 250-3529916 or The Community First Health Co-op is pleased to help bring InspireHealth, Canada’s foremost Integrative Cancer Care Centre, to the West Kootenay to provide information and care for people living with a diagnosis of cancer. Dr. Teresa Clarke of InspireHealth will present a free public talk on Healthy Choices to Prevent Cancer and Recurrence on Monday, October 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the New Grand Hotel. This is the first step in InspireHealth’s outreach to the West Kootenay. Dr. Clarke will return to Nelson on November 15 and 16 to facilitate a two-day workshop for cancer patients and caregivers. Registration is open and there are a limited number of spots available.


The library is hosting a wild and wacky Wednesday on October 3 from 3 to 5 p.m. The theme is games day featuring the new Hunger Games board game and Doppelganger game. Bring a friend. There will be snacks and prizes.

On Thursday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. the Nelson Public Library will host an author reading with Margo Talbot. Talbot’s memoir, All that Glitters follows the author into the depths of drug use, crime, and depression—and then into the highs of ice climbing, and her courageous journey to get there.

Kootenay Lake Hospital Auxiliary is having a bake sale and cake raffle at the hospital lobby near the gift shop on Friday, October 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds go to the purchase of equipment for the hospital.

Hike to Jumbo Pass. Join West Kootenay EcoSociety for an all-day trip to Jumbo Pass. Nature interpretation will be provided as well as an update on the Jumbo Wild! campaign. Registration is required. Call 250-354-1909 or email 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. For more information visit

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News Ellison’s Building Celebrates 100

A fond farewell

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Saturday’s birthday celebration at Ellison’s Market is also a final hurrah for its longest-serving current employee. After almost 12 years with the business, garden manager Greg Creary is moving to Winnipeg to be closer to family. (His last day was a week ago, but he’s coming back for the party.) “I loved it. It’s been really good,” he says. “The [McLaren] family has treated me great as well as all the employees and customers over all these years.”

Owner Susan McLaren praised Creary as a “key part” of the business, responsible for not only the selection of products but the general atmosphere. “He’s going to be hard to replace because of his personality and willingness and encouragement. We wish him all the best in his new adventure.” Before he goes, Creary will continue a longstanding Ellison’s tradition by writing his name on a wall inside the store, joining nearly a century’s worth of former employees. — Greg Nesteroff

Saturday’s big party Ellison’s Market will celebrate the centennial of its building Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. with numerous things to see and do including horseback rides, hens and roosters, staff in costume serving up a barbecue, organic ice cream, and goodies. There will also be children’s activities including egg spoon races and apple bobbing, plus samples, giveaways, and a raffle with $3,500 worth of prizes, including a year’s supply of Horizon dog food. Donations to the raffle will benefit the Mothers and Midwives Group in Haiti, where Nelson midwife Melinda McLaren is currently working. On top of that, there will be birthday cake and musicians performing off the loading dock.

The musical line-up 2 p.m.: HeartSong 3 p.m.: Hot Tin Can 4 p.m.: Julie Kerr and Craig Korth 5 p.m.: Square dance/Bob Dean

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The worldwide appeal of the little-festival-that-did along the banks of the Salmo River didn’t just happen. It has taken incredible vision and detailed planning to set the stage for 10,000 visitors each summer. During the August festival, Nelson Star reporter Megan Cole sat down with music industry experts to find out just why the Shambhala Music Festival has become the envy of outdoor events across the globe

MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter


hat started as a familyrun festival with 400 to 600 attendees has grown to an event that is making waves both nationally and internationally. Shambhala Music Festival celebrated its 15th year on the weekend of August 9 at Salmo River Ranch with a sold out crowd and some of the most impressive acts to date. This year while festival-goers were enjoying the music on the dancefloor, Wanda Daza, CEO of Strategic Event Initiatives Inc., was hard at work. “Shambhala has invited me to do an assessment and analysis of their festival, of all of the components,” said Daza. “It’s pretty well a festival audit of all

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the elements that make up a festival from the programing to the human resources to all of the different areas and I am going to help them develop a strategy and a growth plan for the festival. I am doing an assessment of all factors.” Daza travels the world doing similar evaluations for festivals and events. “I’ve done work for festivals for Dubai,” she said. “The government of Dubai has multi-festivals and I’ve worked with them on redevelopment of their organization and strategic recommendations to make it better.” It was at the International Music Festival Conference in Austin, Texas that Daza met Shambhala executive producers Anna Bundschuh and Corrine Zawaduk at a workshop. Bundschuh and Zawaduk were interested in learning about what Daza does as they thought a strategic analysis

of the festival could help it grow and develop in a positive direction. “It was a pleasure listening to their story,” said Daza. “I could tell they were innovative from the very beginning

“There are so many factors that aren’t traditional. A lot of festivals and events can learn from Shambhala. They don’t have the same model as other events.” Wanda Daza CEO of Strategic Event Initiatives Inc.

because the way they talk about their model — they don’t have sponsorship — the creativity was very evident. They won an award at this conference so they

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were internationally recognized for their creativity.” Even though Shambhala is located on a farm in Salmo — which is considered to be fairly remote for a festival of its scale — Daza said it is a cutting edge event. “I think this is the leading music festival in Canada. There are so many factors that aren’t traditional. A lot of festivals and events can learn from Shambhala. They don’t have the same model as other events.” In addition to the individual stages’ overall programing, Daza said one thing that stands out about the festival is heart. “The community should really be proud of Shambhala and what they have accomplished on the farm. I have had Story continues on Page 13

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Feature Continued from Page 12 the opportunity to see world class festivals and they may be spectacular and beautiful. Shambhala not only has the innovation, creativity and the quality, but also the heart that a lot of festivals and events are missing,” she said.



nlike Daza who attended the festival for the first time, Jesse Leitner — electronica advisor for Canadian Music Week, an annual awards show and conference — attended Shambhala for the tenth time this year. “I heard about it when my friends came in the door after Shambhala and said ‘You’re coming next year, you don’t have an option,’” he said. “I came up and was blown away. Last year was the first year I’ve missed in 11 years.” Leitner said as electronic music has gained more mainstream popularity, Canadian Music Week has expanded its interests to include the genre. “Basically Canadian Music Week has never really gotten involved with the electronica genre,” he said. “They are really trying to branch out because electronica is going mainstream and they want to get on board. Canadian Music Week is one of the biggest music conferences in North America.” Leitner admitted until he attended Shambhala he didn’t really listen to electronic music, but now he comes away each year with new music. “They have definitely helped a lot of local artists break into the industry and get well known,” said Paulina Taylor, marketing assistant with Canadian Music Week. “There are no major sponsors. It’s all word of mouth so it is more reputable than something more like a pop music festival marketed by

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Coca-Cola or large corporations.” Both Leitner and Taylor said the influence of Shambhala expands far beyond the region and even the nation. “Breakspoll named it the best outdoor music festival in the world and if you can take down something like Burning Man or even the European festivals and Bumbershoot and Coachella, that means something,” said Leitner.

Radio 3 attended Shambhala for the first time this year as a volunteer. But even though Paolozzi was new to the festival, he is no stranger to the world of electronic music. “The choice always came down to going to Burning Man or to Shambhala because both eat up a lot of resources, time and are a long way to get to,” he said. “I always would choose

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“Now Shambhala is on the same level and they get the same attention and they do it without any corporate anything, which is incredible. I travel every winter and have been in Central America the last four years and people have heard about it from Denmark to London and Sweden. It is blowing up. I think in three or four years it will be known as the premier Canadian festival and it only holds 10,000 people.”



s Shambhala has evolved over the last 15 years, so has the music world that surrounds it and electronic music itself. John Paolozzi of CBC


Burning Man and I kind of regretted it because I missed it in the early years and then I had kids and it wasn’t an option.” Paolozzi — like Leitner — heard about Shambhala through friends who attended the festival. “I heard about it in 1998 or 1999,” he said. “I had friends that went to the first Shambhala, but again I missed that because there were actually a lot of other really great parties going on in Vancouver at the time. But I always heard it was this magical place that everyone raved about.” Story continues on Page 14


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Feature Cont. from Page 13 With worldrenown acts like Bassnectar, Skrillex and Pretty Lights appearing on the line-ups for Shambhala over the years, Paolozzi said the artists are an obvious draw, but there is more to the festival than just the music. “For one thing I would say that it has an international reputation. It certainly is not just a regional festival.

“I think it is just about the location. It has this magical draw that pulls people in. Festival-goers travel huge distances to get to this thing. It is really tied into the place and the infrastructure that goes in to the stages and the venue as a whole is outstanding. The valley is beautiful. There are probably very few places with that magnitude of physical beauty. That is kind of a BC thing.

There isn’t this thing going on in Canada, but there is a certain spectacular BC quality to it.”



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Shambhala has been able to attract is also increasing its notoriety. “It’s funny, last year they had Skrillex who is probably one of the biggest artists to perform at Shambhala in the event’s history,” said Paolozzi. “He was big when they booked him but going on to win multiple Grammys a mere six or seven months later is a big deal. It is definitely booking some solid artists. It is incredible that they are able to convince an artist that they should fly in from the UK to an international airport like Calgary or Vancouver and then get out 10 hours into effectively the bush. It’s no small trip for anyone to make.” As Shambhala has changed since it began, so has the genre it promotes. Paolozzi said the electronic music world is experiencing a “resurgence” after the indie rock world took over in the early 2000s. “There was a period at the beginning of the last decade where in the early 2000s electronic music was very much descendant,” he said. “Turntables were outselling guitars and then for a number of reasons, it all started to fall apart and that happened for various reasons. Part of it was because it didn’t get radio airplay, it didn’t

have wide spread distribution, festivals were being cracked down upon everywhere in the world and Indie music was coming to the forefront again.”

“We’re seeing a massive resurgence of electronic music.” John Paolozzi CBC Radio 3 Host

But Paolozzi said there is now a turn around in the music world and electronic music is beginning to make appearances in Top 40 hits. “We’re seeing a massive resurgence of electronic music and that is happening across the board, both in the underground and in the mainstream,” he said. “The mainstream is adopting the world EDM (electronic dance music) and you’re seeing artists like Tiesto, Deadmau5 and Skrillex playing massive stadium shows, the kind that you used to just see Metallica and the Rolling Stones sell out, and now it’s electronic music. Rock is not filling those stadiums the same way and you are starting to see the instrumentation that is electronic music Story continues on Page 15

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Feature Continued from Page 14 creep into the mainstream.� While electronic music may be popular in night clubs from Nelson to Toronto and all over the world, Paolozzi said it is a festival like Shambhala where electronic music lovers are able to truly experince the music. “That’s more than an underground party with 400 people showing up to it,� he said. “When you have 10,000 people you may not be mainstream, but you certainly aren’t underground anymore. These parties form the backbone of the culture. They are aware that it is more than just

Getting in touch at Touchstones NELSON — When was the last time you were invited to touch a piece of art? Klang and Squeal, a two-person exhibition featuring sculptures by Megan Dickie and sound drawings by Diana Burgoyne, will give viewers the chance to do just that. In their respective practices, both artists explore the notion of interaction through very different, but complementary means. At the opening reception — this Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. — local artist Thomas Loh will perform a dance piece, interacting with Dickie’s sculptures. Visitors must be there by 7:30 to catch this brief but fascinating exploration of movement, form and sound. This opening will be a unique opportunity to see, touch, move, draw, listen and play in the gallery. Children are welcome. Also opening the same evening is a new exhibit in gallery B entitled What I Eat: Around the World in 13 Diets. With the inclusion of food, this night at the gallery will engage all five senses.

going out to a club and experiencing the music. These festivals that are multi-day events and are frequently running music 24 hours a day, they are letting people experience the music the way it was always meant to be experienced which is for extremely long durations. “This is going to sound kind of flakey, but you want to go and you want to dance for eight hours. A lot of people would describe it as a kind of religious experience where they are connecting with the music and the festival is really the place to do it.�

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Go Team! To get into Sports Day in Canada that will be held on September 29, the Nelson Star is encouraging local businesses to allow their staff to wear their favourite team jersey to work next Friday. It’s recommended employees pay a toonie to participate and the money be donated to Nelson KidSport, an organization that offers grants towards children’s sports registration fees for families who would otherwise not be able to afford to participate in sport. Earlier this week the team from the Star gathered outside their office wearing some of their favourite colours in preparation for next week. Bob Hall photo

Grand opening on the 26th of September. If you haven’t yet visited the new Sanderella’s Boutique & Starbird Teahouse at 464 Baker Street then be sure to stop in on the 26th of September when they celebrate their grand opening. This second location for Sanderella’s Boutique is a whimsical delight and a welcome addition to Nelson’s unique Baker street mix. The family first opened in New Denver in 2011 and has now brought it’s family made gelato, soaps, jewelry & handcrafted goods to the Nelson marketplace. The boutique teahouse is a wonderland of goodies, trinkets, antique collectibles, and delicious creative foods and drinks. Starbird’s signature cupcakes that are well loved by Nelsonites are made daily in house as well as specialty cakes and other goodies. Husband and wife team Francis & Sandi Roy and their 5 daughters & partners work together in these family owned & operated businesses. The grand opening will feature in store specials, samples, and friendly welcome to everyone.

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Former Junior B Leaf Turns to Weightlifing

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Looking at Cody Abbey, you wouldn’t expect he could lift a 250 pound weight over his head. That is, unless you’ve trained with the former Nelson Junior Leafs forward at the Powered By You: Fueled By Crossfit gym that he runs with his business/ life partner Ali Popoff. “Before we opened this place, there was nowhere in town to lift that amount of weight and drop it safely,” said Abbey, as he rolled out a yoga mat to stretch between instructing classes. Having his own training space has paid off for the 21-year-old. Abbey brought home a bronze from the Ogopogo weightlifting championships in Winfield last month. Competing in the 105 kilogram (230 pound) weight class, he lifted 95 kg in the snatch event and 105 kg in the clean and jerk. Abbey began weightlifting in his teens, as a way to stay fit for hockey. Originally from Kaslo, he was juggled between Junior A and Junior B hockey teams around the province for two years. He joined the Nelson Leafs through a mid-season trade from Revelstoke during 2009-10 season (the year his former team beat the Leafs in the KIJHL championships). In the 2010-11 season, Abbey stuck with the Leafs because he was sick of moving from city to city and wanted to make Nelson his home. That year he met Popoff, who was a personal trainer and owner of Kutenai’s Finest fitness studio at the time. He introduced her to Crossfit, a wildly popular fitness program he discovered while playing for the Victoria Grizzlies.

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“The coach had the whole team training at the Crossfit gym there. He thought it was the best form of fitness training,” Abbey said. After he hung up his skates last winter, he and Popoff went to Vancouver get their Crossfit certification. Popoff sold her first gym and opened Powered By You with Abbey. Now he teaches the advanced classes and she leads beginners. Since they opened Powered By You, a second Crossfit gym called Nelson Crossfit has opened just up the street — a testament to how popular the sport has become. Powered By You has about 100 members and is growing with new beginners joining through a special “on


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ramp” program offered every month. “It’s an amazing program because you can really make it as intense as you want it to be,” Popoff said. “It’s not just another boot camp program. Crossfit is about community and coaching each other.” Abbey said he’s enjoyed having like minded people to work out with at his gym. “Whether they’re here lifting 50 pounds or 200 pounds, we all know what each other are going through,” he said. “There’s a real camaraderie here.” Powered By You: Fueled By Crossfit is located at 191 Baker Street. For information about the gym search for it on Facebook or call 250-505-8391.

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Matt MacDonald (seen right) and the Nelson Junior Leafs have a light weekend with only one game on the schedule. The locals will travel to Creston on Saturday night to take on the Thunder Cats in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action. The Leafs emerged from last weekend’s opening with only one point in two games. The team travelled to Grand Forks to take on the upstart Border Bruins on Thursday night past Star deadline.

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From Zimbabwe to the West Kootenays, Julie Leffelaar’s life path has crossed borders, cultures and time zones while always heading in the same direction: helping others. And that path has now led her here, to serve as the support and education coordinator for the West Kootenay region for the non-profit Alzheimer Society of BC. The position is an ideal fit, says Leffelaar, who supports those on the journey of living with Alzheimer’s disease. “I have always been inspired

by the folks who do such wonders of living full lives even with disability and barriers,” she said. “Those who walk beside them always seem to be the most ‘human’ human beings in the world, using their skills, intelligence and heart to live out each moment and give of themselves to another.” Leffelaar has spent her lifetime giving to others, both in BC and around the world. Her career in non-profits and social agencies includes working for West Kootenay Brain Injury Association and School District #20 KootenayColumbia.

Her travels abroad have included three years teaching in Zimbabwe with her husband, and time in northern China, Mexico and Ecuador while raising her family. “We have had some very unique experiences, and feel a connection to the many cultures we’ve learned about,” she said with a smile “The world is a wondrous place.” The West Kootenay region also fills her with wonder, she says — not just the natural beauty of the area, but also the spirit of the people. “Alzheimer’s disease is the greatest challenge for so

many, and I love being able to strengthen the heroes I see coping every day with such challenges.” Those heroes are numerous. Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias affect approximately one of every 11 Canadians over the age of 65. To help them, Leffelaar provides a variety of dementia education workshops to caregivers, health care providers and the general public; co-ordinates and facilitates support groups for caregivers and persons in early stages of dementia or memory loss; and raises awareness about the society and its programs and services.

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Born: June 6, 1952 Passed: Sept 6, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Yvonne after a lengthy battle with cancer. Yvonne will be remembered for her courage, positive attitude, her sense of humour and her joy of life during the adversity of illness. She always had a smile for everyone. Yvonne was born in Grand Forks and moved to Burnaby with her parents and sister when she was two years old to the house that her sister and dad still live in. She attended school in Burnaby graduating from Central High School in 1970 and Simon Fraser University with a Bachelors degree in Commerce. In 1977 Yvonne moved to Nelson where she was employed at Berg Naqvi. It was when employed at Berg Naqvi that during an audit she met her husband Lloyd. While employed there she made several life long friends. After leaving the accounting office Yvonne opened her own book keeping business which she ran until illness forced her to retire in 2010. Yvonne had a passion for travel and enjoyed many holidays to Europe, across Canada and numerous Cruises. There were still many places on her “want to see list.” Yvonne’s second home was the family cabin at Christina Lake, where she spent her summers along with many cousins, aunts and uncles and friends. One of Yvonne’s great pleasures was golfing with her friends and her annual golf trips with Sandy, Phyllis, Lorill, Nina. Marci. Lorraine, Dawn, Sue and others and the annual golfers Christmas party. Yvonne was very close to her family. Spending time at the soccer pitch on a Saturday to watch Ian and David play was a weekly joy. She was proud of their accomplishments. Family time around the dinner table with whomever was there was always filled with laughter. Yvonne is survived by her husband Lloyd, her sons Ian and David(Laura), her sister Lee Lorimer, her father James Lorimer her brothers-in-laws Bryan(Sandy) Alan (Marianne), Grant(Noreen) and her special friend Sylvia Fane and numerous cousins and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother Cicely Lorimer in 1999. The Moseley family would like to thank Dr. Malpass and the nurses at the chemo clinic. We would also like to express our appreciation to Yvonne’s special friends Dawn and Tim Powell and Lorill and Rick Harding who were always there for Yvonne and made the time of her illness quite bearable. A celebration of life will be held at the North Shore Hall Saturday, October 27th, 2012 at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in Yvonne’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 292, Nelson BC or the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation, 3 View Street, Nelson BC. Online condolences may be expressed at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Valley Funeral Home Ltd.

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Obituaries & Memorials Notice of Passing

John Oliver It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, John Oliver. He passed away at home in Gray Creek on August 28, 2012 at the age of 92. He is survived by 3 children, Lynn [Dave], Dianne [Lorne] and Ross [Lorna]. Also 4 grandchildren, Shane [Roz], Kevin [Elen], Chadd [Michelle] and Rhonda [Shawn]. John also had 4 great-grandchildren, Thomas, Evalynn, Nomi and Alaira. He is also survived by 1 sister, Elizabeth Richards, and numerous nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his loving wife, Grace 4 years ago. He was also predeceased by his parents, George and Mary along with 3 brothers, Jim, George and Ernie and 2 sisters, Kaye and Alice. A celebration of John’s life was held on September 8, 2012 at the Crawford Bay Hall, Crawford Bay B.C. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Heart and Stroke or the charity of your choice. 21

True Religion

Rev. Scott Simpson–First Baptist Church “Religion” has become a nasty word both inside and outside the church. It has become associated with a kind of oppressive moral regime that is meant to rob us of our freedom. In reaction to this perception, and disillusioned with their religious experience, some people have decided to ‘love Jesus, but hate religion’ or ‘love Jesus, but hate the church’. Even within the church, many Christians are quick to argue that they don’t have a ‘religion’ but instead have a ‘relationship’. I understand the motivation for this kind of thought, and even empathize strongly with it, but I think there might be a better way to resolve the tension between relationship and religion. There is some debate about the origins of the word ‘religion’ but let’s say, for the sake of this conversation,


Covenant Church

Leonard Martin March 9th, 1934 to September 15th, 2012

On Saturday Sept 15th 2012, long time resident of Procter/Balfour, passed away at his home surrounded by his wife and family. He is survived by his wife Sandra, sons Jean (Judy), Daniel (Audrey), Donald (Yvonne), and step-daughter June. Grandchildren, Tammy, Ron (deceased) Eric (Kali), Kevin (Jordan) Michaela, Taryn, Alec, and Steven. Great grandchildren Destin, Alysha, and Blair (deceased). He was pre deceased by his first wife Huguette, his two brothers, and nine sisters. A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday Sept 19th 2012 at the Balfour Hall from 3 to 5 pm. As an expression of sympathy, family and friends may make donations to the Kidney Foundation 320-1600 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver BC V6J 9Z9 or the Heart and Stroke foundation 4-1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna BC V1Y 9M9. Online condolences may be expressed Funeral arrangements are under direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

Loving Jesus, Loving People, Transforming Lives

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

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

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

Anglican Church of Canada

Norma Irene Fowler (McClain) Born: Nov. 25, 1917 Passed: Sept.16th, 2012 It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Norma Fowler, just two months short of her 95th birthday. Norma was born in Monarch Alberta November 25, 1917. She is pre deceased by her father and mother Date McClain & Myrtle McClain(Green), her brothers Bud (Glenn) McClain, Charles McClain, Sisters Icele Craig, Grace Atherton, Helen Cyr, and her husband Albert (Wayne) Fowler in 1970. She is survived by all 7 of her children, Norma (Ken) Williamson, Charlene Zappone, Ken (Lois) Fowler, Gary (Lorraine) Fowler, Cal (Bonnie) Fowler, Shelli (Mike) McHugh, Glenn (Sue) Fowler, along with 14 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren. Norma lived throughout the Crowsnest Pass, Kimberley, before living in Nelson, B.C. for over 35 years where she was an active member of the F.O.E. and held many positions of President and Past president. Norma moved to Kamloops in 1993 and spent her remaining days here living at the Cottonwood Manor and Bedford Manor where she had many friends. She spent her last two years at Ponderosa Lodge, and remained there until the Angels came for her. She was a very loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother and remained close to her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. We would like to thank the staff of 2 West the Dementia Unit at the Ponderosa Lodge, for their exceptional Compassion, and care for Mom throughout her stay there. A special thank you to Wendy, Margaret and Holly, Your kisses and hugs meant a lot not only to Mom but too her Family as well. Please join us in Celebrating Norma’s life at St. Andrew’s on the Square at 1:00 pm Friday, September 21, 2012. There will be a Luncheon after the service. In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Personal Alternative Funeral Services 250-554-2324

St. Saviour’s ProCathedral Service this Sunday is at 10:30 AM Baptism & Eucharist at Lakeside Park

All welcome St. Matthew’s Village Road, South Slocan Sunday 9:30 AM (No service third Sunday) St. Michael & All Angels Busk Road Balfour Sunday 11 AM

Office: 8am - 1pm Tue - Fri


Wisdom Vespers 7 PM every third Sunday of month

The Salvation Army Nelson Community Church

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

Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows 250 551 4986

601 Vernon Street (Middle Level)


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

that it comes from the Latin that means ‘to bind’. Many people are uncomfortable being bound to anything, especially a rule or law. But binding ourselves to rules and laws and customs is really part of belonging in human community. We willingly limit our own freedom in order to live in harmony with one another. I bound myself through vows at my wedding day. I bind myself to the rules of the road when I drive my truck – well, most of the rules. You get the idea. The problem that Jesus seemed to have with the religious leaders of his day was that they were binding themselves, and others, to the wrong things – the letter of the law and not the spirit of the law. His point wasn’t to abolish the law or religion but to return to the core of the law: Love God; Love Others. In the end, true religion is to bind ourselves to the law of love. James gives us the $)ULHQGO\%LEOH practical implication of this principle &HQWUH&KXUFK when he states, ‘Religion that God Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am our Father accepts “Special Guest Speaker: Sheila Weekes” as pure and faultless is this; to look after 623 Gordon Rd. Nelson BC V1L 5X6 orphans and widows Phone 250-352-9322 • Pastor Rev. Ken H. Keber in their distress . . .’ 5HIUHVKPHQWVDUHVHUYHGDIWHUWKHVHUYLFH ( James 1:27) $ŋ OLDWHGZLWKWKH3HQWHFRVWDO$VVHPEOLHVRI&DQDGD

The freedom that the good news of Jesus brings is not the freedom of anarchy. It is starts at 11am a freedom from Our Spiritual Leader Dale Jukes sin and guilt and shame so that we “Becoming Abundant” might freely be with Any questions? Contact 250-354-5394 and belong to one 905 Gordon Rd another in love. The (IHA Bldg., back door) church, then, is a micro-community of those who, in freedom, have bound themselves to one another in Sunday @ 10:30AM love. Central School Gym Wendell Berry, Corner of Ward and Mill, Nelson poet, farmer, activist • Developing Relationships and author states, • Music that will move you “A community is • Helping people - Help people the mental and Jim Reimer 1- 88 8- 76 1- 33 01 spiritual condition of knowing that the place is shared, and that the people who share the place define and limit the First Baptist possibilities of each Church Accepting Registrations for other’s lives.” Cornerstone School-Age Care We don’t need to choose between 611 Fifth Street 250-352-3212 religion and Sunday Worship at 10:00 am Jesus. Instead, our Pastor Scott Simpson religious practice should bind us in love to Jesus and to one another. Ecumenical Worship Service 10:00 am

Unity Centre of the Kootenays

First Baptist Church

Nelson United Church Nelson United Church


Sunday Worship Gathering 10:00 00 am Committee Presentations Focus on Women in Church History ory Children’s Quiet Play Space Nursery Room Available

602 Silica Street, Nelson BC V1L 4N11 Ph: 250.352.2822 •


Friday, September 21, 2012 Nelson Star

Community West Kootenay EcoSociety and Nelson CARES Society

Edible Garden Tour returns on Saturday SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

NEW LISTING: $549,000 Thoughtfully designed David Dobie home offering 4 spacious bdrms., 3 baths in a fantastic, private Fairview location, walking distance to town and schools, offering a country feel and panoramic views of the glacier and lake. The open floor plan creates a stylish, spacious feeling with its high ceilings and quality finishing throughout. The finished ground level daylight basement has suite potential with a separate entrance. The yard is complimented with ponds and water features, established gardens and a charming studio. Too many extras to list. Very special property. (12-159)

Sue Stanger 250-352-3581 ROSLING REAL ESTATE


West Kootenay EcoSociety and Nelson CARES Society present the third annual Edible Garden Tour on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find out what kinds of vegetables and fruits are growing and ready for harvest. Check out sustainable gardening, composting and watering techniques. Learn

about innovative and local food production in our community. This is an event for expert and beginner gardeners alike. The Edible Garden Tour is self-directed. Maps will be available at the Cottonwood Community Market, at the Hendryx Street Forest Garden, and online at ecosociety. ca. Participate in the Earth Matters B.Y.O.B (bring your

own bulb) planting party at the Hendryx Street Forest Garden at 10:30 a.m. Come by to plant a bulb, or bring your own to donate to the community garden space. All

events are family friendly. The Food Tree permaculture team will also be offering workshops on the hour from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hendryx Street Forest Garden. Topics will include pruning tips, seed saving, and more. For more information, go to For questions about the planting party or to make a bulb donation, contact Alison at 250-3526011, ext 15.

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Cards of Thanks

Lost & Found

Our sincere Thanks for all the expressions of sympathy in the passing of Gus Adams, the many cards, flowers and donations are greatfully appreciated. Darlene, Greg, Tracey, James, Jeff & Gus Jr.

Coming Events 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 Get Your Chops in Shape for Band! I teach all brass instruments either on a regular basis, or in individually designed coaching sessions. Piano, organ, recorder and fiddle lessons are also available. Tobias F. Jenny M.A. (mus ed.) Call Tobi @ 352-2338 or e-mail : Nelson Farm & Artisan Markets EcoSociety presents: 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 TUPPERWARE BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! Saturday September 29, Sandman Inn 1944 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Great in-stock savings. Susan Wilson, Independent Tupperware Consultant (250) 2267751, or visit

Information Kim Veale of Zig Zagz Hair Studio is pleased to inform you she is increasing her hours of work and is looking forward to connecting with former & new clients for appointments. Please call 354-4771 Voice Piano Lessons in Nelson & Trail Instructor Audrey Bisset over 20 yrs of teaching experience is now accepting students 368-3162

LOST: on Sep. 2nd, Panasonic cordless phone. Lost on Slocan Valley River Rd. West. (across the bridge in Slocan Park)

please call 250-226-7483 LOST on Sunday Sept 16th Silver Ring with oval Peridot. Please call 250-551-1101

Small Ads work! Employment Accounting/ Bookkeeping Accounting Technician, Berg Naqvi Lehmann, a busy accounting firm, requires an experienced file preparer. Knowledge of Caseware and Taxprep software would be an asset. Work will include audit, review and compilation engagements, as well as personal tax return preparation. We offer a competitive salary and benefit plan, and a pleasant working environment. Please email your resume to, or fax (250)352-7166


Employment Business Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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NOW HIRING HEAVY HIGHWAY/ HEAVY CIVIL PROFESSIONALS To join Flatiron at our Edmonton & Fort McMurray locations.

• Labourers • Apprentice & Journeyman Carpenters • Bridge Carpenters • Concrete Finishers • Heavy Duty Mechanics • Equipment Operators • Crane Operators • Grading Foremen • Surveyors • Quality Control Techs • Safety Personnel • Civil Engineers • Superintendents Flatiron is one of North America’s fastest growing heavy civil infrastructure contractors. We have landmark projects across Canada and we have established ourselves as a builder and employer of choice. Fort McMurray opportunities offer a project specific rotational schedule and project provided flights. Our Edmonton projects will be offering competitive compensation on a 4-year project. Flatiron has been named Heavy Civil Contractor of the Year in Alberta and has been recognized as a 2012 Best Workplace in Canada.

Please apply by sending your resume to kmartella or fax: (1)604-244-7340. Please indicate in your email which location you are applying to.

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Homeshare and Respite Care Training available through ShelterGuides 14 week online program. Now running October 22 to February 11. Visit for more info, call Selkirk College to register 250-365-1208

Joan Althea Thomas Joan Althea Thomas passed away peacefully in her home on September 14th, 2012 Joan was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, on March 10, 1926. She was the first child of Amy Althea Leach (Bury) and Charles Basil Leach. She had a sister, Amy (deceased) who married and moved to New Zealand. She had a brother, John, who lives in London, England. Joan received a degree in Agriculture from the University of Durham. She got her first job in Manchester inspecting grain ships. There she joined the Karabiner Mountaineering Club where she met her husband Arthur. After the birth of their first son they immigrated to Canada, living in Vancouver followed by Namu, Fraser Lake, Fort St John, and then retirement in Nelson where she and Arthur have resided since 1989. Joan is survived Arthur and their 6 children, Richard, Paul (Regina), Althea (Mike), Bridget (Robert), Karen, and Owen (Carrie-Ann), as well as numerous grandchildren & great grandchildren. Joan had a full life, raising her children with a love for the outdoors. She was a very keen swimmer, especially enjoying alpine lakes. She made many friends playing bridge and was a Life Master. She also enjoyed Scottish Country dancing, the symphony and foreign travel. The funeral will be at The Church of Latter-day Saints, Nelson, on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Osteoporosis Society of Canada. Many thanks to all who visited and helped out in the last few months, with a special thanks to Dr. Jim Noiles, and the team from Interior Health. On Line condolences may be expressed at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.


New to Town? Then let us welcome you to town with our greetings basket that also includes information about your new community. Call us at 250-352-3220 or 250-825-4743 Have you had a new baby? Then let us know as we have a special gift basket for your new baby.

Haircare Professionals Bella Cabello Salon is seeking part-time experienced stylists 551-4217

Help Wanted ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? 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


Cornelia E. (Kay) de Jong




Cornelia E (Kay) de Jong, long - time resident of Nelson, died peacefully Monday September 17th, 2012 at the age of 93. She is survived by 5 children, 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. There will be a gathering of remembrance on Saturday, September 22 nd, 2012 at 2;00 pm at the Salmo Legion in Salmo BC. A tea will follow therin.


John Gawryletz Born: Passed: Sept. 18th, 2012 It is with a heavy heart we announce the death of John Gawryletz on Sept 18th, 2012 at the age of 86. A Celebration of John’s life will be held on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at the home Garry Gawryletz, 3309 3rd Avenue, Castlegar. John is survived by his four children Tom (Sherri), Carol, Garry (Pat), and Debra. Grandchildren Brandon (Chelsea), Travis, Amber, Brett, Lindsay (Derrick), Jamie (Brett), Brody and Jesse. Great grandchildren Alyssia, Olivia, Sofia, Cash and Riley. Brother Willy Gawryletz and aunt Rose Anglin. John will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Online condolences may be expressed at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

ON-CALL BUILDING SERVICE WORKER A diverse role at our Castlegar or Nelson campuses Based at either our Castlegar or Nelson campuses, you will provide custodial services, facility and grounds maintenance and security functions. Your duties may include cleaning, minor maintenance (and reporting larger maintenance problems), replenishing supplies, groundskeeping and snow removal. Along with high school graduation and at least one year of custodial experience at a public institution, you have a custodial training certificate, a WHMIS certificate and a valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence. Ideally, you also have a First Aid certificate.

ON-CALL & RELIEF CLERICAL SUPPORT A varied administrative role supporting our Castlegar, Trail & Nelson Campuses Highly motivated, detail-oriented and born to multi-task, you’ll provide relief work for our switchboard services, clerk typist, secretary and mailroom. Along with up to 2 years’ experience and a typing speed of 60 wpm, you have completed Grade 12 and a 1-year office administration/applied business technology program with a certificate option in bookkeeping or word processing (both preferred). An office management diploma as well as accounting and switchboard experience would be assets. Able to deal courteously with students, staff and the public alike, you’re a team player who’s also computer and internet proficient. Closing date: 4 pm, September 28, 2012.

For more information visit E X C E E D I N G E X P E C TAT I O N S


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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilďŹ eld 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.

Do you like to cook? Do you like to help people? Do you like to be a blessing? We have an opportunity for a person just like you at Our Daily Bread. We require a temporary cook, as our regular cook is on sick leave. email resume to sarah@kcfofďŹ

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Employment Help Wanted Experienced processor operator needed for work in the East Kootenays. Full time work, with 200+ days/year. Competitive wages w/beneďŹ t package provided. Fax resume to (250)349-7522 or call (250)349-5415

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Graymontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pavilion Plant is accepting applications for an Industrial Electrician. Candidate must possess current B.C. Red Seal certification. Preference will be given to well-rounded individuals willing to also perform other nonelectrical maintenance work as part of the maintenance team. A background in lime or cement industry along with computer and or PLC skills is preferred as well as a proven track record of developing and maintaining a safe work culture. Additional skills required: t&MFDUSJDJBOXJUIJOEVTUSJBMFYQFSJFODFSFRVJSFEUPXPSLBUUIF(SBZNPOU1BWJMJPO Lime Plant. t.VTUCFDPNFFOHBHFEJODPOUJOVPVTJNQSPWFNFOUBOEXJMMJOHUPXPSLJOBUFBN environment. t3FHVMBSTIJGUTXJMMCFISTEBZGSPN.POEBZUP'SJEBZoTUFBEZEBZTIJGU t.VTUCFXJMMJOHUPXPSLPWFSUJNFXIFOSFRVJSFE t8BHFTBOECFOFĂśUTBTQFSUIFDPMMFDUJWFBHSFFNFOU t-PDBUFEJO1BWJMJPO#$TJUVBUFECFUXFFO$BDIF$SFFLBOE-JMMPPFU #$ Qualified applicants please submit your resume to: or Graymont Pavilion Plant Attn: Dan Buis P.O. Box 187 Cache Creek, BC V0K 1H0

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SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 8 (KOOTENAY LAKE) ABORIGINAL YOUTH WORKER & LIAISON (ABYWL) School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) has an opening for an ABYWL This individual will work with the four schools in the Slocan Valley( Mt Sentinel Secondary, Brent Kennedy Elementary, Winlaw Elementary and W E Graham) to provide cultural and academic support for aboriginal students in those schools. This individual will be expected to develop and implement cultural programs that increase the pride and understanding of the heritage of the aboriginal students and the awareness of all students regarding aboriginal culture and issues. This position is 17.5 hours per week (ďŹ&#x201A;ex schedule) on a 10 month per year basis and includes a full beneďŹ t package. Start date would be immediate. The incumbent: â&#x20AC;˘ provides support to Aboriginal students and their families in order that they may beneďŹ t fully from educational programs â&#x20AC;˘ will aide in building eďŹ&#x20AC;ective communications with students, families, school and communities â&#x20AC;˘ will assist the Ab. Ed. Teacher in long term planning, newsletters, budgeting and educational support â&#x20AC;˘ will be responsible for on-going documentation and program evaluation to meet the criteria for the 1701 form instructions Desired training and experience: â&#x20AC;˘ Minimum of 2 years post secondary education, preferably with a college diploma or university degree in related areas. â&#x20AC;˘ Extensive knowledge and practice of authentic aboriginal traditions/culture; with experience and involvement in the aboriginal community. â&#x20AC;˘ Experience working with aboriginal youth in an educational setting â&#x20AC;˘ Completion of the Human Services Diploma Child and Youth Care Specialty (Selkirk College), or the Aboriginal Education Support Worker (College of the Rockies) or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience including working within an Aboriginal Community and or program, and a strong understanding of the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement. â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to work as a liaison with families, the aboriginal community, community agencies and the School District â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to work as an advocate for aboriginal youth â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to promote academic success in all students â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to assist other educational educators with identifying and supporting the needs of aboriginal students. â&#x20AC;˘ This individual must possess a Class 5 drivers licence. â&#x20AC;˘ The successful applicant will be required to join the CUPE Union. â&#x20AC;˘ A criminal records check will be required. â&#x20AC;˘ Valid BC Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License. Further information can be obtained by contacting Andy Leathwood, Director of Student Learning at 250-505-7064 or email . Please submit your application with an updated resume to the undersigned by 4:00 P.M., Tuesday, September 25, 2012. Susanne Morris Manager of Human Resources 570 Johnstone Road Nelson, B.C. VlL 6J2 E-mail: Fax: 250-352-6686

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

CAREER OPPORTUNITY Project Controller Reporting to the Director, Finance, the Project Controller is responsible for providing a full range of accounting, budgeting, financial analysis, and reporting associated with projects including support at corporate level and for ensuring proper accounting principles and procedures are followed with financial transactions and activities. The Project Controller will assist in preparation of operating budgets, development of capital budgets, financial forecasting of project expenditures and revenue, financial statements and coordination with external/internal auditors and other consultants. This position will also evaluate risk, conduct financial reviews and approval of potential contracts, and follow-up with analyses and monitoring expenditures against contractual agreements. The Project Controller will also oversee project accounting activities such as payment authorization, cash management, billing revenue collection, banking, tax payments and overhead administration. Duties also include direct supervision, leadership and support of Accounting Technicians. The ideal candidate will have an accounting designation with five years of related experience working in a budget coordination, financial planning and operation accounting role. Experience and knowledge of electrical power, industry project development and construction industries would be an asset. 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 #1206 when submitting your application.

Associate Investment Advisor Canaccord Wealth Management, Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading independent investment Ă&#x20AC;rm is looking for an experienced Associate Investment Advisor in Trail, BC. Working alongside an established group of Advisors, this role has tremendous growth opportunities for the right candidate. In this position you will enjoy working in a cohesive team atmosphere which encourages personal growth and the opportunity to exercise entrepreneurial skills. â&#x20AC;˘ Registered Representative (RR) licensing approval with IIROC is required

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

CONTRACT SALES / ESTIMATOR â&#x20AC;˘ Experience preferred in residential building industry. â&#x20AC;˘ In depth knowledge of housing structure, windows, doors, rooďŹ ng and siding an asset. â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to work eďŹ&#x192;ciently with the public and contractors in a fast paced environment. â&#x20AC;˘ Experience with a computerized POS system would be an asset. For conďŹ dential consideration please forward your resume with related references to:

Maglio Building Centre PO Box 70, Nelson, BC V1L 5P7 Attn: Dominic Maglio Email to: Phone: 250-352-6661

Request for Graphic Designer Candidates will be responsible for the design and layout of three Regional District Central Kootenay Recreation Facility Leisure Guides four times per year ( Nelson, Creston, Castlegar) and two Recreation Area Leisure Guides scheduled three times per year (Slocan & Salmo). A job description including a detailed production schedule is available at:, go to employment. Interested parties may submit a resume by Sept 28, 2012 at 12:00pm to: Attn: Rebecca Wheeler, Recreation Programmer 305 Hall St., Nelson, BC, Fax: 250-352-3812 Email:

Arena Recreation Program Leaders If you love hockey and are a friendly clear communicator, consider joining our team. Responsible for facilitation and delivery of Recreation Hockey Programs, this seasonal position is scheduled according to specific programs up to four hours per week. Schedules are based on staff qualifications and availability. A job description is available at:, go to employment. Interested parties may submit a resume by Sept 27, 2012 at 12:00pm to: Attn: Rebecca Wheeler, Recreation Programmer 305 Hall St., Nelson, BC, Fax: 250-352-3812 Email:

â&#x20AC;˘Must have or be willing to immediately undertake insurance licensing requirements. To learn more and to apply, please visit All applications will be held in strict conĂ&#x20AC;dence.


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Paper routes available, call the Nelson Star at 250-352-1890

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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

• Care Aides • Cooks • Multi-Service Workers For all positions you must be able to work variable shifts, including weekends, have WHMIS, TB Test & provide a Physician’s Clearance note. Successful candidates will undergo a Criminal Record Clearance. To apply, please go to our website or fax resume to (1)-250-352-0056 Part Time Maintenance Position available at Chahko Mika Mall, Nelson BC

Labourers SEEKING CONTRACT LABOUR CREW FOR GRAPPLE YARDERS FRASER VALLEY and VANCOUVER ISLAND Initial volumes to cover 4 to 6 months; longer terms available. Ideal opportunity for experienced loggers with a track record of production efficiencies i.e. production per day, on-grade output. Competitive rate package plus bonus offered. Please reply to: P. O. Box 155 C/O BC Classifieds #102-5460 152nd St. Surrey BC V3S 5J9

Trades, Technical CARPENTERS needed for industrial work on a union project. TQ or Red Seal preferred. for details call 250-365-2813

Volunteers VOLUNTEERS needed to help Kalein Hospice Centre Society in Nelson with painting, yard work and cleaning. If you want to help us move our vision for a hospice centre in our region call Jan at 250-3526200 or Oliver at 250-3523331.


Psychotherapy Help Wanted

Merchandise for Sale

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3 bdrm townhouse, with 1.5 bath. Quiet, private, well maintained and recent upgrades. Fenced yard with garden. On bus route, close to schools. Asking $187,500. Owner motivated call 250 505-5460

NELSON: near Nelson Ford, 300sq ft office space Available October 1st. $450/mo incl. utilities. Call 250-825-4700

2007 K1200 GT BMW Motorcycle. Mint cond. 27,000km. Many extras. 250.231.5732

HAIRDRESSER Kadie Stocks is returning to Nelson from Australia to join the team at Lil’ Lid Shop. She will be taking appointments from October 9th 2012 and is contactable at the Lil’ Lid Shop on Vernon St, ph.(250) 352 3222.

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.

If you think this is you, please send by post or drop off your resume and cover letter to: 602 Lake Street, Nelson, B.C. V1L 4C8. Or email to:, Or by fax: 250-354-4988. See our website for more info and a list of job descriptions:

Request for Letters of Intent :

Web Developer

Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) is seeking a web developer to develop a web-based Artist Directory and Resource Centre within the existing NDAC WordPress website. Skills Required: Advanced working knowledge of, and PHP, HTML, and CSS programming. Key Tasks: To adapt WordPress and DirectoryPress theme to NDAC needs, through configuration of DirectoryPress settings, and custom programming. Contract Term: This is a short term contract position with an option for continued maintenance. Project Timeline: November 2012 to January 2013. Proponents submitting a letter of intent to propose will receive access to a detailed RFP for the project. Please submit letters of intent by email to:

Letters of Intent must be received before October 5th, 2012. Final Proposal Deadline : October 14th, 2012.


NELSONMULTI-FAMILY Garage Sale- 508 Fourth St, Sat, Sept 22, 9am-2pm. Sat Sept 22nd 10 am - ? 913 Hall Street Yard Sale: Sat Sept 22nd 9 am - 1 pm 2942 Lower Six Mile Rd. Furniture, games & more!

Heavy Duty Machinery

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

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

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

Pets & Livestock

Misc. for Sale

Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

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GARAGE SALE SALE! Place your 3 line garage sale ad thrughout the West Kootenay for only $945!

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Household Services

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

Garage Sales GENELLE, Multi Family Garage sale, Sat, Sept 22nd 9 - 2 No early birds please 605 - 17th Ave by the river

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


Misc. Wanted

HERD Dispersal. Red Angus and Hereford cross pairs for sale. 18 month old Red Angus bull. Heifers and steers. All raised organically; excellent quality 250-428-6264

Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Chad: 250-863-3082 in Town

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

Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services

Suites, Lower 2 bdrm, fenced yard, windows all around $850/m includes util avail immediately 354-1944

Suites, Upper Spacious clean 2 bdrm suite on peaceful beautiful acreage between Nelson & Castlegar, wooden floors, wood stove WD, N/S, No dogs $850/m 359-8280

Mobile Homes & Pads 2 bdrm trailer with edition on a private lot, covered parking & deck, patio N/S N/Cats WD $850/m + Util 354-4141

Homes for Rent 2BD, 1 Bath, newly renovated in West Trail. $850/mo. Washer/dryer, huge closets, office space and sunroom. Avail. October 8th. Call or text 604-3246465. 4BDRM 2 bath Uphill Oct 1 Close to schools F, S, DW NS, NP Ref Req’d 250-229-4150 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 animals • 10 min. drive to Slocan Lake and Village amenities • Storage, treehouses, good access all year round • Minimum 6 mnth Lease • W/D Hookups, F/S plus Earth -Woodstove • $1100 negotiable with proper care of house, land + gardens • Open to work trades on property • References Required • Secure Income Essential • Serious Inquiries Only Call: 250-362-7681 or Mobile 250-231-2174 Email: monikas_2010@

Established responsible family of 5 urgently requires long term rental. Must be in town or on bus route to access school/work. Friendly environment in $900/m range. will negotiate work trade situation. Solid ref avai call Curtis @ 352-9981 Mature, Retired Woman Teacher, NS/NP/ND, excellent references, seeks long-term detached rental house. Previous homeowner, immaculate homekeeper inside & out. Under $1, please 352-4647

Office/Retail FRONT STREET Retail Gem Strutters, 1877 sq ft of open retail space located in a well maintained heritage building with excellent off street parking. Available Nov 1st. 601 Front St., Nelson. For more info call Douglas at 250-5514449 or

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Recreational/Sale Hunter’s special 1974 Vanguard 18’ 360 motor $3000 250-365-3234

**WANTED** Looking for small short box truck camper or camperette in good shape. Phone 250-6938883, leave message.


16’ Fiberform with Meucruiser 140 engines Seats 6 includes trailer $3750. 250 352-2858 BOATING SEASON IS STILL HERE!! WANNA HAVE SOME FUN WITH YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS ON THIS GREAT BOAT ALL YEAR ROUND? Great for fishing.

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CASTLEGAR - 2 Bdrm, dbl carport private. NS/NP. 2 mins from DT. $900/mth + utilities. No pets Available immediately 304-8185 or 365-6471

NELSON: 2 bdrm/2 bath, fully furnished, DW, W/D, 50” TV, NS/NP $700 + util. Avail. Nov.1 - Apr.1 call 352-7605 NELSON 2Bdrm Waterfront Johnstone Rd, private beach, 1 bath, large deck, laundry, partially furnished, N/S, $1375/mo + utilities. Avail. Oct. 1st - 352-2693 NELSON 3mile: 2bdrm, 2bth Lake Front Home. Available November 1st 250-825-2200

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Cottages / Cabins Available Immed 2 Bdrm Furnished Cottage Lakefront North Shore on bus route N/S $1200/mo incl Util, Internet & TV Call B4 8pm 250-825-9295



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 354-8591 2 bdrm apt avail Oct 1st $670/m + util N/P N/S adult oriented queit building 250 352-0118 2 bdrm Hardwood Floors, good view, only looking for couples. N/P N/S quiet$825/m incl heat for winter 551-0283 Brand New 2 bdrm apt in Nelson long term N/S $1200/m + util avai Nov 1st 509-1135 NELSON: Uphill, 2 bdrm WD/FS, NS/NP, Avail. Oct 1st $695/month 250-354-7438

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

Whitewater Ski Resort is looking for super star employees to join the team for the 2012.13 winter season.

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

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Responsibilities include cleaning and maintaining all common areas of the shopping centre, including snow removal and grounds maintenance. Must be able to work in all elements; is customer focused and able to work with minimal supervision. Position is 28-40 hours per week - various shifts Forward resume to: Karen Clarkson Chahko Mika Mall 1150 Lakeside Dr, Nelson BC V1L 5Z3 No phone calls please

Repair Technician (Kootenay) The ideal candidate must have strong mechanical & organizational skills together with attention to detail, excellent trouble-shooting skills, and a desire to deliver customer satisfaction. Previous dental experience preferred. Valid class 5 Drivers license required. The position requires the candidate to live in west Kootenay. Please send your cover letter and resume to



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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 Cell 250-231-2174 email monikas_2010@ 4 more information & to view

World’s Finest FISHING BOATS

Cars - Domestic 1997 Chrysler Cirrus 4 dr sedan, V6 auto, $600. Tranny needs work. 250-442-0122.

Cars - Sports & Imports 1998 Toyota Camry. 4 door sedan. Great condition, very reliable. $2,900 Obo. Please call- 551-2658 Fully loaded 2000 Honda Accord, 3.0 L motor, Auto $5,500, 250-365-3234

Weldcraft, Hewescraft, Lund, Godfrey Pontoons Mark’s Marine, Hayden, ID 1-888-821-2200


Legal Notices Notice is hereby given that the rental agreement between Andrew Lefurgey and KATS Storage of 2305 - 6th Ave, Castlegar BC., has been terminated. All goods stored by you will be disposed of after October 15, 2012


Friday, September 21, 2012 Nelson Star

Community Touchstones of Nelson – Greg Scott

Bears an issue in ‘62


Dateline September 4, 1962

p to 800 Sons of Freedom Doukhobors began a 500-mile march on foot and in vehicles Sunday to Agassiz in the Fraser Valley, where many relatives are imprisoned for terrorist acts. Elderly women and small babies were transported in makeshift carts or baby carriages. Several of the Freedomites showed little concern for the elderly women and babes in arms during their march and said when asked if one of their number died from heat exhaustion, “If they die, they die, that’s all.” A member of the sect’s fraternal council expressed the same opinion but added that in the event of death during the march, the BC government would be blamed.


Dateline September 7, 1962

he city’s moves to expand the boundaries of its park area on the waterfront have been checked. City council was informed that the CPR is not interested in selling its land east of the Nelson bridge, known as the shipyards. The federal government also informed council that its public works land east of the bridge right now is not available, but held out hope that it could be

obtained in the future. The railway stated that part of the land was leased to Nelson ReadyMix Concrete Ltd. and the other portion, ship and barge way, was being maintained for two barges which sail Kootenay Lake. Also, it is the last piece of property the CPR has which may attract an industry, beneficial to the railway.


Dateline September 7, 1962

he opening today of the Kinsmen Health Centre on Front Street, culminates many years of effort, frustration, enthusiasm, disappointment, and cooperation. As early as 1958 the Kinsmen began investigations into the possibility of their sponsoring a centre in Nelson. The health centre is only part of what purchasing TB Seals and contributing to the polio fund and cancer society can do, Hon. Eric Martin, provincial Minister of Health, told a gathering outside the new Front Street health centre just before he officially opened it Friday afternoon. Mayor Shorthouse, himself a former president of the Kinsmen Club and a life member, termed the building “the gem and crown of the Queen City.” Column continues on Page 27

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Dateline September 15, 1962

ntries into the third annual Chahko Mika competitions were still coming in at press time and “Mr. Chahko Mika,” Albert Maida, expects more entries before the event gets underway. Top notch competitors in all events gathered in the city Friday afternoon and evening as preparations at the Civic ball grounds were being rushed to completion. Nelson’s favourite, worldchampion tree climber Danny Sailor and Dick Munroe of Squamish will fly in today to compete in the climbing and topping competitions. Mr.

Chahko Mika has waged war with the weatherman and promises sunny weather for the afternoon. The day gets off to a start at 12 noon with a Baker Street parade with the new Nelson Chamber of Commerce float making its debut.

Dateline September 21, 1962


n almost non-existent berry crop on the mountainsides is forcing marauding bears into orchards and gardens in unprecedented numbers throughout the Kootenays. The Nelson Game Branch reported that it has received more complaints this summer about foraging bears than in the past decade.

To date bears have been content to feed upon fruit, garden products and garbage dumps. On the whole a mangy lot, bears have been spotted and shot on the outskirts of the city, in fruit trees and garbage dumps, and more such instances can be expected. While it is not expected that the bears will penetrate deeply into municipal centres, a black bear, approximately two years old and weighing 175 pounds, was recently shot eating apples in a Rosemont householder’s garden.

Bridges for Women: Breaking the Cycle and Building the Future

Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP)



Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814


The best and last lot available in a 4-lot development at the South Slocan Junction in an incredible recreational area with easy access to walking/biking trails and water sports. Spectacular view of Kootenay River and Gold Island from this private .42 acre treed property. The foundation, community septic and power are in. A well will be needed. Close to schools and stores, a great opportunity to build a stylish new home on a gorgeous lot.

Call Wayne NORTH SHORE PROPERTIES Are you ready to build your dream home?

6743 Eagleview $68,000 6755 Eagleview $89,900 6812 Grandview $99,900 Lot 7 Alpine $119,900 335 Mountain View $123,900 Lot 17 Hwy 3A $139,900

Robert Goertz 250.354.8500


Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584


Own your own piece of paradise with this established riverfront acreage. This country home has a farmhouse feel with a touch of the Kootenays. The property is equipped with a barn, shop and fenced gardens. Approx 3 acres of pasture and park-like forest bordering the river as the remainder. If you have been searching for something special, your search is over.

Call Norm or Lev 2.5-acre serviced river view lot only 15 minutes from Nelson, offering multiple building locations with broad outlooks over the Kootenay River through a forested setting. Opportunity is knocking.

Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443



10:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Thursday Oct. 15 – Nov. 29, 2012 James Loeppky 250.509.0804


Supports for childcare and transportation are available. Maximum of 12 participants. Yara Chard 250.354.3382

The Bridges Program is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia

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

Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP) helps homeless animals in our communities to find new homes and lives ... exactly what they need and deserve. Help KAAP by adopting your next cat or dog. All KAAP pets are spayed/ neutered, to reduce the number of future unwanted animals. For more information on how to meet a KAAP pet, call Daryl at 250-551-1053 or visit

If you have experienced violence or abuse and you are interested in exploring your recovery, personal growth, and life/career planning,

Nelson Community Services Centre #201 - 518 Lake Street, Nelson BC 250-352-3504

520 C Falls Street Nelson

For info call 250-551-1053 or visit


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Pets Available for Adoption

Mir Centre for Peace begins lecture series tonight CASTLEGAR — The Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College is pleased to host Justice Murray Sinclair, chair of the Truth and Reconciliation of Commission of Canada. The first speaker of the 2012-13 lecture series, Justice Sinclair will speak at the Brilliant Cultural Centre in Castlegar tonight, about his role in educating all Canadians about what happened in Canada’s Indian Residential Schools. The commission is also tasked with documenting the stories of survivors, families, communities and anyone personally affected by the Indian Residential School experience. The event will be held at the Brilliant Cultural Centre in Castlegar tonight at 7 pm. Tickets are $16 adults, $13 students and seniors and are available at Selkirk College bookstores, (3651281), Otter Books in Nelson and at the door. For more information, call 365-1234.

250.352.7861 2124 Ymir Road


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

Call James CREEKSIDE OASIS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN This lush, private .98-acre property borders on Cottonwood Creek offering gardens and outbuildings just 5 minutes from Nelson. 3 spacious bedrooms, a large kitchen, hardwood floors, master ensuite with walk-in closet, jet tub and skylight. Partially fenced yard for kids and pets with an open and covered deck area and path to a fire pit.

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This sweet girl has been waiting for her own forever home for way too long. She is a spayed young female, wanting a one-cat household where she can reign as diva. KAAP will waive her adoption fee in lieu of a donation; let’s help her get home soon! Call 250-5511053.

Buck is a wonderful mellow boy, gentle, friendly and quiet. Because he is a big fellow, and still young with lots of energy, he would love to live where he will have lots of room to get exercise. Buck has been a family pet, living with kids, cats and other dogs. Call 250-551-1053.

KOOTENAY SPECIALS These tiny pups are still too young to be adopted, but they can be met and picked now! They are all being fostered in Nelson. They will be vet checked and vaccinated on September 27, and ready to go. The dark fuzzy pup is the female; the other boys are so sweet too. Call 250-551-1053 to get an application for adoption.


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A dress in neon or bright colours event tonight at Spiritbar with Neon Steve, one of the hottest rising stars in the Canadian music scene. Steve has held down top spots on Beatport, Juno, Hype Machine and Soundcloud hot charts in addition to taking the first spot in Hush Nightclub’s 2010 DJ challenge. Comfortable rinsing out everything from disco to drum and bass, Steve has developed a reputa-

tion for producing bass music ranging in tempos with distinct hip hop and funk influences. Anyone who’s had the chance to see him will attest, Steve has an exceptional

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Oct 4th - Humans with Ryan Wells Oct 5th - Drumsound & Bassline Smith UK Drum n Bass Legends Oct 6th - The Liknuts The Beatnuts & The Alkaholiks Every Thursday features various dj’s. No Cover!






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ability to produce guaranteed boogie down tunes that will have any dancefloor poppin’ off. If you caught Steve in the Fractal Forest at Shambhala Music Festival this year

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Sept 29th - Hank & Lily Electro Pop Disco


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There is no doubt that Nelson band Vortex draws influence from the Queen City. “I believe there is something magnetic about this place. It is almost a creative hub for Canada,” said guitarist Andy Parks. “There is just a good overall energy here with the people. Everyone seems connect to living a good live and having a good time. There is not a lot of stress here and a lot of inspiration to be found.” Vortex formed out of another West Kootenay-based band called P.A.N.D.A. Parks met the band’s bass player Scott Milne one night at a Wednesday night open stage. “We hit it off musically quite well and we started jamming with some people like Marty Carter out in Salmo, who is a good friend of mine,” he said. The pair started incorporating different musicians into the mix and eventually it grew to (at times) a 10 piece band. “We kept playing and we went through a bunch of different phases still doing the improv thing and in the course of about a year or Editor: Megan cole

so we had a core group of people and it formed into this band called P.A.N.D.A.,” said Parks. “We started getting pretty cool gigs right away like at Shambhala. It had a bunch of different people from Wassabi Collective and all really good friends. I have a lot of musician friends but the whole thing got going out of friendship.” While P.A.N.D.A. is more of a jam band with pre-written songs and material, Parks said that Vortex is just improvisation. “We’ve written a few songs but it’s pretty much all improv. It’s just a four piece and it was the core people from the rhythm section of P.A.N.D.A.,” he said. In their music, Vortex draws from old school funk, disco, house and modern electronic beats. Vortex spent the summer touring the region playing festivals like Shambhala and Starbelly Jam in Crawford Bay. They will take the stage for a special evening at The Royal on Saturday night. Doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets are $5 to 10 on a sliding scale. For more information on upcoming shows at The Royal visit

then you really know what’s in store. Jay Wikid will also be his long awaited Nelson return throwing down a 100 per cent original set of his unique glitch hop sound. Customized

visuals by Onbeyond. Free giveaways throughout the night. Advance tickets are $15 and are now available at the Hume Hotel. For more information like Spiritbar Events on Facebook.

The Legendary Platters and the Ink Spots

While some original members have come and gone, the one thing that remains constant is the beauty of their music. The Platters were one of the top vocal groups of the rocking 1950s and among the first doowop groups inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. They were one of the first ‘black’ groups targeted to a predominantly ‘white’ youth audience in the US. At the concert, Oscar Charles and his legendary Platters will perform great chart topping hits like “Only You,” “The Great Pretender,” “The Magic touch,” “My Prayer,” “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes,” and “Twilight Time”. Opening the show is Ray Richardson’s The Ink Spots with songs spanning six decades and more than 80 chart hits and performances. They have been called living legends of American music. Their songs can be found on diverse movie soundtracks like Shawshank Redemption and Radio Days, “If I Didn’t Care” or the BBC TV’s The Singing Detective, “Do I Worry” and “Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall.” Catch this once in a lifetime night of music at the Capitol Theatre on Sunday night. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $43.50 and area available at The Capitol Theatre.

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Sing-along Sound of Music Submitted Special to {vurb}

The Capitol Theater is opening its 25th anniversary season 2012-2013 with The Sound Of Music sing-along. Calling all nuns, goat herders and baronesses. Get ready to yodel. This is your chance to sing-along to the most successful movie musical of all time. This is one of the funniest, most liberating nights out you will have for a long time. Sing-along-a Sound Of Music is not just a chance to see the classic movie on the big screen in magnificent technicolour and glorious cinemascope, it’s a major audience participation event with subtitles for the songs. Having started in the UK back in 1999, the sing-along Sound Of Music show has now become a worldwide hit, playing to packed houses across the globe with over 10,000 performances in nine different countries. It’s even filled the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles – three times! For those of you not yet converted, sing-along Sound Of Music is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews film musical in glorious, fullscreen technicolour, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing-along. The fun-filled show starts with a vocal warm-up led by the evening’s host, Mary Defeo, who also takes the audience through their complimentary ‘magic moments pack’, containing various props to be used at strategic points throughout the film. Then of course there is the famous fancy-dress competition in which everyone who has come in costume is invited onto the stage to show off his or her fantastic tailoring skills. So get those vocal chords warmed up, cut up those chintz curtains and hurry down for another dose of the international smash-hit sensation. It’s the perfect night out

for hen parties, birthday celebrations, office outings, family trips, or anyone who has ever shed a tear during ‘Edelweiss’! Book early because this show sells out. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $15 for a reserved seat, $12 for season ticket holders and$12 for students. For more information contact the Capitol Theatre or visit

What I Eat: Around the Meet the Candidates World in 13 Diets Submitted Special to {vurb}

What do you eat in a day? In a compelling collection of photos and descriptive text, photographer Peter Menzel and writer Faith D’Aluisio answer that question for 13 people from around the world. The portraits are organized by the amount of calories consumed, from a low of 800 for a Maasai herder in Kenya to a high of 12,300 for a binge eater in Great Britain, as well as listing every item that person consumed in a single (although not necessarily average) day. Interesting, engaging, and at times disturbing, the portraits offer a unique insight into other cultures. They also give our own diets a more global perspective, and allow us to consider some of the wider implications of our food choices. The material is drawn from the recently published What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets, a follow-up to the highly acclaimed and award winning book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats. The exhibit at Touchstones Nelson will also be the first time the portraits from What I Eat

have been shown at a public gallery in Canada! Portraits from What I Eat were previously displayed at the Boston Museum of Science, while work from their previous award-winning book Hungry Planet have been shown at prestigious venues such as The Museum of Civilization in Ottawa . “ It’s great to bring something like this to Nelson, ” says exhibit curator Rod Taylor, “it’s so timely - being the first in Canada is really just a bonus.” Running concurrently to this exhibit, the Nelson Public Library will host What Nelson Eats, a supplementary display featuring portraits of five local individuals. Using the work of Menzel and D’Aluisio as inspiration, the portraits were photographed by Karen Redfern, with text developed by curator Rod Taylor. The exhibit will run from September 15 to November 18, with an opening reception scheduled for Friday, September 21, 7 to 9 p.m. Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History is located at 502 Vernon Street. For information call 352.9813.

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Name: St. John Cromoli Sign: Pegacorn (Pegasus and Unicorn) Favorite Colour: Freedom rouge Why are you running for Supreme Leader? The current approach is not working. The world is getting hotter, everyone

David Bowie Desert Island Track: Ooooh, I’m going to have to cheat and pick two. “Rock’n’roll Suicide” for the down days and “Suffragette City” for rockin’ out. Cromoli 4 Supreme Leader is Lucas Myers’ latest show, it will be at the Capitol on October 5 and 6. Go to for tickets Head to votecromoli.wordpress. com to take part in the campaign!


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Metric - Breathing Underwater Emily Haines is my future ex-wife. She just doesn’t know it yet. This is the stand out track from their latest offering.

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Summer is over (this is the point where you hate me for pointing that out). What a summer it was though. We had sun for more than four weeks, and had a load of new music gracing our ears. This is the summer wrap-up playlist. If you missed these songs during your busy summer of beach and patio parties, check them out. Gaslight Anthem - 45: It’s a song about records and relationships. It also has a sing-along chorus. What more do you want? Wildlife Control - Analog or Digital: From the opening bass line, to the last second of this song, you won’t get enough of this one. Try it out. Stars - Theory of Relativity: Their last album was kind of a disappointment, but they’ll blow you out of the water with this song from their new album The North.

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Mike Snow - Paddling Out: Kind of a different song, but it’s an ear worm that won’t leave your head. Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros - That’s What’s Up: It’s impossible to not smile during this one. Divine Fits - Would That Not Be Nice: One of the most buzzed about bands out there this summer. Why? Well, here’s a formula for you: Wolf Parade + Spoon + Great Music - over infl ated egos = Divine Fits Grouplove - Tongue Tied: So fun and happy. The song was even on an iPod commercial! . The Killers - Runaways: Channeling their inner U2, the Killers are back... With style.


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There are books that you read to escape. Books that you plow through and are more about plot than substance. And then there are those books that are both beautiful for their story, and the way that they are written. CS Richardson’s novels are the latter. His stories are poignant, lyrical, carefully crafted, subtle, and lovely. In his second novel The Emperor of Paris, this is especially true. Set in Paris (as the title suggests), it is essentially the story of a blossoming love between Octavio, an illiterate baker who creates his own stories from newspaper photos, and Isabeau, an avid reader with a scar who hides behind her books and her work at an art museum. Surrounding this are the stories of their parents, neigh-

bours, friends and acquaintances which contribute in their own and sometimes surprising ways to bringing Octavio and Isabeau together. This isn’t a book to be read in a greedy gulp, but one to be savoured. It is not surprising that it has been nominated ted for the Giller Prize ize shortlist this year. A wonderful read for or chilly nights, I highly ly recommend this novel el (as well as the auuthor’s first one Thee End of the Alphabet)) to anyone who lovess the texture that lan-guage can give to a well-crafted story.


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If you haven’t heard of it yet, the Polaris Music Prize is an annual music award that celebrates the best in Canadian music. I mean, forget the Junos. They’ve always been an “industry” award, stuck in the same rut as the *cough* Grammys. Now that I’ve cleared out my throat a little I can continue. Polaris Music Prize doesn’t bother with categories or an academy. Eleven Canadian music journalists are chosen each year to sit on a grand jury and debate between 10 deserving Canadian record titles. The winner gets a cash prize. That simple. It’s hard to explain my obsession. I routinely rush out and aquire, by any means necessary, each nominated album, regardless of genre. Last year I won a haiku review contest sponsored by Polaris Prize (for reviewing Colin Stetson’s amazing album.) I place bets with people who aren’t interested, discuss the merits of Cold Specks vs. Handsome Furs with those who think that one is a soft drink and the other is a children’s book. But every year I’m back, weighing in and predicting a winner. This year I decided to tweet review each album in the week leading up to the awards gala, which will be broadcasted live on September 24. Here are my mini reviews (less than 140 characters) for the 10 nominated albums for the Polaris Music Prize 2012: (in randomly alphabetical order) 1. Cadence Weapon - Hope in Dirt City: Spurts mazes of raps through odd incongruent beats. Strange characters, deadpan weirdery, hip hop madness.

2. Cold Specks - I Predict a Graceful Expulsion: Thick dense and breathy. Quiet instruments, smoky words. Music of yearning & redemption. Hovers below climax. 3. Drake - Take Care: Contradiction rap. Earnest, bloated, intelligent, vain. Like wearing a satin robe and holding a cold, stiff drink. Awesome. 4. Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur: Pitch-perfect country w/o the twang. Melodies spun effortlessly into tragic tapestries. Impeccably produced. 5. Feist - Metals: Subtle, sexy, intelligent, intensely listenable. Goodbye to radio pop, hello to best music of her career. 6. F****d Up - David Comes to Life: Roaring, ambitious, blistering metafictional barrage of woeful tales, fuzz, screaming, and occasional beauty. 7. Grimes - Visions: Part technowizard hipster anime dance chick, part banshee. Slippery, high, beat-wild, multitracked, fem-swagger. 8. Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital: Punchy, egalitarian dance pop. Grungy vocals, haunted synths. Echoes of anarchy, worldly chaos tunes. Dialed! 9. Japandroids - Celebration Rock: Bottomsup nostalgia. Music through filter of sweaty, boozy, rockin’, euphoric, distortion-laden catharsis. 10. Yamantaka // Sonic Titan - YT//ST: Concise, succinct, sprawling epic of blended gender, genre, style and substance. Operatic, metallic, tres queer.

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For these and more you can follow me on Twitter @theoddtopsy. Oh, and my prediction for winner this year? Grimes. My personal choice? Handsome Furs.

Local film on festival tour Submitted Special to {vurb}

A Kootenay film is set to premiere at Toronto’s Planet In Focus Environmental Film Festival. Eyes In The Forest: The Portraiture Of Jim Lawrence will screen on October 14 at 4:00 p.m. at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The film has also been accepted for screening at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival, an international celebration of independent short films, which will be held in York, England in November. The film is a short documentary about the work of Kootenay wildlife photographer Jim Lawrence.

It combines engaging cinematography with Lawrence’s photographs to illustrate how Lawrence sees his world, and to transport viewers there, as though they are seeing through his eyes. Local filmmaker Miriam Needoba is thrilled her latest film will be screened at these diverse festivals. “One festival has an environmental focus while the other has its roots in contemporary art and culture,” said Needoba. “I took a divergent approach to defining the subject of this film, and being selected by the juries of two such different festivals really reflects that approach.” Needoba is planning a Nel-

son screening of the film this winter and continues to submit the film to more festivals both near and far. The film was produced by the Kootenaybased production company, Small Town Films Inc, where Needoba works, in addition to teaching filmmaking at Oxygen Art Centre. Eyes In The Forest: The Portraiture Of Jim Lawrence was produced with support from the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, Columbia Basin Trust and the National Film Board of Canada’s Filmmaker Assistance Program. More information and the film’s screening schedule can be found on the website





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hen you’re obsessed with food it’s hard not to let this fixation take over your daydreams and spare time. It also has a way of highjacking travel plans. Portland has long been my food mecca. When my love affair with food began in university I started looking at where chefs and foodies with similar interests called home. While flipping through food magazines and reading food blogs I would always see Portland, Oregon as a destination for all things food and drink. I would sit there with pen and paper in hand and scribble down places I had to visit - Voodoo Donut, food carts - and do around food if I were ever to find myself in mecca. Earlier this month my boyfriend and I found ourselves travelling from Vancouver to Portland (with a three day stop in Seattle in between). The primary goal of this trip was music. He was covering Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival in Seattle and MusicFest NW in Portland. While I was excited about the music, I was equally excited about all the eating and drinking ahead. Our first food stop in Portland was a bit of a bust. We made the mistake of falling for the tourist trap logo on our free map, but things quickly improved. The one thing they have in abundance in that city is locally brewed craft beer, and everywhere serves it. It was rare to walk into a bar and read “Budweiser, MGD, Heineken and Pabst Blue Ribbon” as the only options. Craft beer was the focus and they wanted to promote what they were making in town. On one of the days we were in Portland I had booked us a pedi cab brewery tour. Essentially we got picked up by our lovely tour-guide and chauffeur Madeleine and she peddled us around from brewery to brewery. There is a brewery district in Downtown Portland but we opted for the East side tour, which is home to some of the oldest breweries in town. We visited the Apex tap room, Hair of the Dog Brewery, Cascade Brewery, a botanical brewery, the Green Dragon Brewery and Burnside Brewery, and yes we could still walk



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afterwards. What I love about Portland and cities like it – Nelson included – is there is a community of people with a focused passion. Whether it be beer, doughnuts, cured meats, burgers, Thai food, gin, coffee and beyond, it seems as though there were business owners and foodies harnessing their love for whatever they were making and turning it into a career. While waiting for a Dinosaur Jr. signing hosted by Red Bull, I met a Chad Draizin who owns an ice cream company called Fifty Licks Ice Cream. Draizin was commissioned by the band to make an ice cream, and it had one main criteria, it had to be purple. The first batch he made was raspberry, but it wasn’t purple enough, so what did Draizin do, he took a Peruvian purple yam and made ice cream. I let my boyfriend wait in line to get his posters signed while I talked food with Draizin. I wanted to know how he thought of using yams, how he started his business and why ice cream. By the time we left I had a list of restaurants to visit and some great ideas for future ice cream recipes. In my time in Nelson I have seen a similar pattern. From Mike Kelly (master brewer at Nelson Brewing Company) to Jon Meyer (owner of Oso Negro) to Tobias Jenny (owner of Uphill Bakery,) there are so many examples of people taking what they love and creating a life around it, and we as a community have embraced this. Portland has put itself on the map with its slogan “Keep Portland Weird” and the hit show Portlandia highlights some of the reasons it’s earned a reputation for being weird. In some ways Nelson can be seen the same way, but there’s nothing wrong with being weird, it’s what makes us unique from Castlegar, Trail and other communities in the region. Maybe one day we’ll put ourselves on the map as being a destination for foodies. A girl can dream.

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Apple Strudel Muffins My love affair with fall continues in this week’s recipe for apple strudel muffins. Where I grew up in Victoria, we were really lucky to be just a short drive from at least half a dozen farms. At this time of the year, the road-side stands would have huge wooden boxes full of various varieties of apples. They were so ripe and beautiful you could smell them before you laid eyes on them. We all know apples for their sweet components but they also pair beautifully with savoury dishes like a stuffed pork tenderloin. This week I’m going to share one of my favourite muffin recipes. It’s a favourite at this time of the year because apples are so delicious (and affordable) and any excuse to put strudel topping on something sounds good to me. I know my grandmother always said to use Granny Smith apples for baking but when it comes to thinks like muffins or crisps I often use what ever apples I have in my fridge that are maybe starting to lose their beauty. Experiment and see what you like best in these muffins. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 cup butter

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1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla 3 cups grated apple For the strudel topping: 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon butter Directions: 1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line muffin tin with 12 muffin liners. 2) In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. 3) In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar and eggs until smooth. Mix in vanilla. Stir in apples, and gradually blend in the flour mixture. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin pan. 4) In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture is like coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over tops of mixture in muffin pan. 5) Bake for 18-20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Allow to sit 5 minutes before removing muffins from pan. Cool on a wire rack.




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ganized by the amount of calories consumed, from a low of 800 for a Maasai herder in Kenya to a high of 12,300 for a binge eater in Great Britain, as well as listing every item that person consumed in a single (although not necessarily average) day. The opening begins at 7 p.m. and the exhibit runs until November 19.

The Capitol Theatre is celebrating the launch of its 2012/13 season with a Sound of Music sing-along event on Saturday, September 22. 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.

Pilotcopilot Productions presents Cromoli 4 Supreme Leader written and performed by Lucas Myers and special guests. In light of recent global events, the Cromoli Brothers have decided that enough is enough and it is time to take action. Join them Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6 at the Capitol Theatre as they unveil their plans for a benevolent global dictatorship. Take part in the campaign online at votecromoli. and help them shape their policies. Specifics of their platform are being kept secret but we can tell you the show will feature the Nelson Auxiliary Women’s Ukulele Choir (and gentlemen), at least one David Bowie cover, and Hasbro will be there, guaranteed. Tickets are $16 and can be purchased online at, by phone at 250-352-6363 or in person at the box office. VOTE ONCE, VOTE OFTEN, VOTE CROMOLI.


On Friday, September 21 Shambhala Music Festival performer and local favourite Neon Steve will take the stage at Spiritbar. Doors open at 10 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 and available at the front desk at the Hume Hotel. Head down to The Royal on Friday, September 21 for an all vinyl night with DJs Rafferty Funksmith and Ben Fox. Doors open at 8 p.m.

It’s time to grab your seat, because The Fabulous Chairs will be offering their unique blend of roots, world and reggae music at the Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw on Saturday, September 22.

Vortex will take the stage on Saturday, September 22 at The Royal. Tickets $5 to 10 on a sliding scale at the door. Doors open at 9 p.m.

What I Eat: Around the World in 13 Diets Funk Boat returns to the stage at The Royal on Tuesday, September 25. Enjoy this great night of local music. Doors open at 9 p.m. No cover.

Humans return to the Nelson stage on Thursday, October 4 at Spiritbar. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel.

On Tuesday, September 25, the Cedar Creek Cafe is pleased to present Andrew and Zachari Smith. This father/ son duo are accomplished songwriters and engaging storytellers who have recently returning from a tour of Europe. Book your table today.

On October 13, Nelson welcomes Pink Floyd tribute band Pigs with former Delhi to Dublin violinist Kytami and progressive rock band Spaceport Union. The exciting night of music is part of a fundraiser to finish construction to make the Nelson and District Community Complex a multi-use sports and entertainment venue. Four hundred early bird advance tickets are $20 until September 29 at Finley's Pub in Nelson by phone at 250-352-5121 or in person at Finley's and in Trail at Sound West. This is an all-ages show so bring the whole family.

Head down to The Royal every Wednesday for Electric Wednesdays, Nelson’s favourite open stage night. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Talk to Estevan if you want to perform. On Friday, 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. Lowriderz will be at Spiritbar Antennae and DJ Laura on Friday, September 28. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information is available at The Hume Hotel. Hank and Lily are at Spiritbar on Saturday, September 29. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are available at the Hume Hotel. On Sunday, September 30, Brian Pottie will be performing his unique blend of original and cover tunes at the Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw.

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 Join Touchstones Nelson for the opening of What I Eat: Around the World in 13 Diets. In a compelling collection of photos and descriptive text, photographer Peter Menzel and writer Faith D’Aluisio answer that question for 13 people from around the world. The portraits are or-

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Throughout the month of September, local artist Ian Johnston will be working on two installations at the Oxygen Art Centre for an upcoming Canadian tour of his project: Reinventing Consumption. On Friday, September 28 there will be an artist talk at 7 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday the studio will then be open between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to see the works. Oxygen Art Centre is located 3-320 Vernon Street (back alley entrance) in Nelson. For more information head to Interactive art opening and dance performance by Thomas Loh at Touchstones Nelson. Klang and Squeal is a new exhibition by Megan Dickie and Diana Burgoyne. The exhibition runs September 22 to November 25. The opening reception is Friday, September 21, 7 to 9 p.m. The dance performance by Thomas Loh will be at 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation. There will also be artist talks on Saturday September 22, at 12 p.m. Admission with entrance fee. The travelling arts exhibition Busted will be at Spiritbar on Thursday, September 20 at 7 p.m. The unique art collection of busts painted by local artists will be auctioned off on Thursday to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

ART WORKSHOPS Children’s workshop at Touchstones on Saturday, September 22: Get Wired with Art! Kids will learn to create simple wire circuits that connect to sculpted hats, fruit, or their own body to create sound! The workshop runs 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., $15/$12 for members. Adult Workshop on Saturday, September 22: Electronic Folk Art: Interactivity in 5 Easy Steps. Beginners welcome. Runs from 2 to 4 p.m., $22/$18 for members. For more information visit

Nelson Star, September 21, 2012  
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September 21, 2012 edition of the Nelson Star