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Friday, October 5 • 2012

Vol. 5 • Issue 28

Pioneer trail heads to Longbeach See Page 5

Downtown music venue gets huge praise See Page 3 Federal Government

280 Baker Street Nelson BC (250)

Boundary changes slammed


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a two-year deal with cost of living adjustments in both years while the regional district countered with two and three-year offers with one per cent increases in each year, in line with agreements with other

Residents and area politicians voiced their opposition to proposed federal electoral boundary changes at Tuesday night’s hearing at the Best Western in Nelson. The new Kootenay-Columbia riding would include Nelson, Harrop, Procter, Salmo, and Nakusp, while Castlegar, Trail, Fruitvale, Kaslo, New Denver, Silverton, and Slocan join South Okanagan-West Kootenay. While many locals shared their thoughts on the potential shift, politicians agreed the new riding boundaries would have a negative effect have on the area’s communities. Regional District of Central Kootenay Area D director Andy Shadrack began the presentations by stating the historical, economic and social ties Nelson has to Trail and Castlegar and also Nakusp’s connection to the tri-cities instead of Revelstoke and Vernon. Shadrack proposed amendments to the potential ridings suggesting regional district areas D, H and K, and Nakusp be part of the new South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding. He also suggested the portion of Electoral Area B in Columbia-Shuswap Regional District just north of

Story continues to ‘Both sides’ on Page 8

Story continues to ‘Mungall’ on Page 4


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The baseball diamond at Nelson’s Lions Park has been transformed from danger to dynamite thanks to the guidance by the Nelson Baseball Association and the toil by All Terrain Landscaping. This week, baseball association brass and the crew from All Terrain gathered at the Uphill park to give it a go. From left, association treasurer Corbin Comishin, president Larry Martel, All Terrain co-owners Derek Levan and Shawn Correnti and All Terrain’s Duane Orvis took aim from new grass infield. See story on Page 27. Bob Hall photo

Tentative Deal Reached; Both Sides Push Acceptance

Strike ends at Complex GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

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Unionized workers at the Nelson and District Community Complex have reached a tentative deal with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. The agreement, brokered this

week between CUPE Local 2262 and management, calls for a fouryear contract retroactive to 2011 with wage increases of one per cent in the first year, 1.5 per cent in the second, and cost of living in the third and fourth years, expected to be closer to two per cent. Previously the union asked for

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Robert Goertz (250) 354-8500 K C Comedian Lorne Elliott, star of CBC’s Madly Off In All Directions, at the Procter Hall on October 21, 2012, 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available at The Gill and Gift in Balfour, The Procter General Store, or you can call 250-229-5370. For further information you can email:

Taking the Plunge for Sunken Treasure Local scuba divers put on their gear late last month to participate in West Kootenay Scuba’s annual treasure hunt. Teams of divers dove under Nelson’s orange bridge to find as many bottles as they could to win prizes. For more information about West Kootenay Scuba visit For more photos from the event head to and search “scuba.” Megan Cole photo

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Vandals strike at Uphill schools CULPRITS SOUND ALARM

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The Nelson Police Department is looking for tips from the public after a weekend vandalism spree at two Uphill schools. Overnight between Friday and Saturday, a resident living near Trafalgar Middle School and South Nelson Elementary heard glass breaking. The next day the resident noted broken glass at both schools and reported it to police Police say it appears nobody got in to either school, but the investigation is ongoing. Anyone else that might have heard or seen anything during that time should contact NPD at 250-354-3919.

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The vacant Mount St. Francis hospital also fell victim to vandalism on the weekend. Police say during the night of Friday and into Saturday, unknown culprits broke into the old hospital. It appears they broke out a glass door and removed a security chain. Once inside the alarm sounded and scared the culprits off. A property representative came and re-secured the building. The break-in is still under investigation and police would welcome tips.

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ing a disturbance at a restaurant in the 500 block of Baker Street at around 7 p.m. The restaurant owner told police the man habitually disturbs customers and is no longer welcome there. A couple who were there stated they were thinking of giving him a ride out to a party in the Slocan Valley. The man was released to continue his way out there. At about 4 a.m., a carload of people arrived at NPD headquarters with the man reporting he was scaring women at the party, claiming to be a rapist. He admitted he was under the influence of LSD and was jailed until sober. The men transporting him were advised any criminal allegations would have to be investigated by the RCMP.

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Some of the biggest upand-coming names in Canadian, North American and international music have taken the stage at The Royal in the last year. From John Mayall to Bill Frisell and Dan Mangan, The Royal has put itself on the map for drawing great talent to Nelson. Last month owners Paul Hinrichs, Howie Ross and their staff were rewarded for all their hard work when named The Royal the people’s choice pick for Best Live Music Venue in Interior BC. “I had no idea we had been nominated for the award,” said Hinrichs. “I found out we’d won when they sent us a letter. I looked into it after I opened it up.” Hinrichs was skeptical at first because the award didn’t say The Royal or Nelson on it. He was concerned it was an attempt from to get a sticker in their window as an advertizing or promotional campaign. After logging onto the website, Hinrichs discovered it was a legitimate contest and they had in fact earned the title of Best Music Venue. “The title feels great, but for me the best part is it is a people’s choice award,” he said. “That is what has made the whole thing work up un-

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til now, we have the commitment, the following and the support of so many people in the community.” Hinrichs said it is the votes from the community and the people who attend concerts at The Royal that is most rewarding. The first runner up in the same category was the Kelowna Community Theatre followed by Lillooet’s Miyazaki House. Hinrichs said the Kelowna Community Theatre puts on great shows and are “great people.” “To me to win with those other operations in the mix is pretty humbling for sure,” he said. It has been almost a year since Hinrichs and Ross took ownership of the Royal, but


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even though local music lovers are taking notice of the calibre of talent taking the stage, Hinrichs said many of the same acts had played the venue before. “A lot of the acts like Cuff the Duke and Garnett Rogers, had played The Royal before, but no body came. At Cuff the Duke’s first show there was 17 people there,” he said. “Now, we officially own it and it has been a year of good success. It feels like we’re taken seriously. By winning an award like that, we feel like we’ve been recognized, people are paying attention and see the acts that are coming.” Last Month The Royal announced Vancouver-based band Mother Mother — who



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have shared the stage with The Cat Empire and Tragically Hip — will play in December. With the first year behind them, Hinrichs and Ross show no signs of slowing down, and have plans to continue to develop partnerships with local events like Starbelly Jam. “We have been working hard on developing this bond with Starbelly Jam Festival and have it be a really strong back and forth where artists who have played the festival before can come and play the bar,” he said. Many of the artists that play the Crawford Bay festival enjoy the experience and the area, but never come back. Hinrichs said he is hoping to change that.


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NELSON LIONS CLUB ANNUAL FIREWOOD SALE will be held Saturday October 6th at 0900 at the Maglio property located at the foot of Baker Street just past Kal Tire. The gates will open at 0900. No early birds. Price is $200/cord or approx $100 a pickup load. Cost of partial or large loads will calculated on site.

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News Monthly Weather Wrap

September warm and windy Nelson Star Staff

New weather records were set for the month of September, and while residents may have expected them on hot, dry days, the region saw new records for minimum temperatures and wind. According to a bulletin from the

Southeast Fire Centre’s weather services, clear skies and a dry northerly flow resulted in record daily minimum temperatures of 2.9 and 1.0 degrees early on September 11 and 12 respectively. A record for the mean monthly wind speed was also set last month of only 4.9 km/h. The weather centre reported Sep-

tember’s weather was very similar to last month and September of last year where an upper ridge of high pressure dominated for dryer and warmer than normal conditions. The average daily maximum temperature was 2.8 degrees warmer than normal while the total monthly rainfall was only 32 per cent of average.

Mungall says new riding much too large Continued from Page 1 Beaton Arm and to the east to the height of land bordering the RDCK’s Area D including Trout Lake be canvassed to determine which riding they would prefer. “Nelson is this region’s centre and it should remain that way,” said Shadrack. Many of the evening’s presenters, including Shadrack, expressed concerns around the inclusion of Penticton in the former BC Southern Interior riding. “Penticton will dominate the riding,” said Shadrack. “We will lose the rural character of the riding.” Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall agreed with Shadrack’s suggestions and said the proposed boundary shift fails to recognize the region’s need for fair and effective representation to the Government of Canada. “Knowing what travel is like for Nelson-Creston alone, I can expertly say the geographic realities of a riding with a population above the electoral quotient that includes Nelson, Golden, Nakusp, Cranbrook, Elkford and dozens of small, unincorporated communities, or a riding that includes Kaslo, Slocan, Castlegar and Penticton and multiple mountain ranges and passes simply would not be manageable,” Mungall told the commission. Mungall commented on how, unlike her colleague,

Vancouver-West End MLA Spencer Herbert, who can walk around his riding in an hour, communities in the Southern Interior and Kootenay-Columbia ridings are smaller and spread out. “I say with 100 per cent confidence the boundaries as proposed put Kootenay residents at a disadvantage and reduce their access to their representative,” said Mungall. The area’s current representative, BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko, said he finds the current riding manageable and believes with Shadrack’s suggested changes it would continue to be manageable. “The tri-cities have worked together on various sporting events including the BC Seniors Games, they share Selkirk College and work together on various partnerships,” he said. Atamanenko expressed concerns about issues in rural communities being engulfed by larger communities like Penticton if it were included in the riding. “It seems to be a consensus that the current riding may not be perfect, but it works,” he said. “While there are many things to consider when making this decision, geography for the ridings should be the main criteria.” When Nelson Mayor John Dooley addressed the commission he said even though

the provincial electoral riding and Regional District of Central Kootenay include Creston, “three wrongs don’t make a right.” “Looking at the map it makes no sense,” said Dooley. “There is strength in our regional economies and despite differences in our populations, there are also many similarities.”

“I say with 100 per cent confidence the boundaries as proposed put Kootenay residents at a disadvantage.” Michelle Mungall Nelson-Creston MLA

Dooley also commented on the co-operation between Nelson, Trail and Castlegar around arts and sports events, hospital services and more. “I know you have a difficult decision ahead,” he told the commission. “But common sense needs to prevail.” Opposition to the proposed changes also came from Slocan Mayor Madeleine Perriere who would see her municipality in the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding. “The existing boundaries serve our residents well,” said Perriere. “Changes to the ridings would be harmful to established patterns of local


government.” Perriere emphasized the historic connection Slocan has to Nelson, Castlegar and Trail and the way the communities work together in promoting activities for the region. “The proposed changes do not comply with the goal of good representation for all citizens,” she said. Residents of Balfour, Harrop, Procter and the North Shore voiced concerns about how the boundary shift would impact their communities. According to the map provided by the commission, Harrop and Procter would be in the Kootenay-Columbia riding while Balfour would be in South Okanagan-West Kootenay. “Kootenay Lake is a natural feature for our area and the tie that binds us,” said Regional District of Central Kootenay director Area E Ramona Faust, who represents Balfour, Harrop and Procter. “Harrop and Procter are joined to Nelson. They go to Nelson for shopping, and many of the communities that would be severed share schools and hospitals.” The commission will continue to travel around the province and the region hearing other presentations. The earliest the proposed boundary changes could be put into place would be April 2014.

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A life at Longbeach GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter


s long as there’s been a Longbeach, Eric Smith’s family has been there. His uncle Henry arrived first in 1904, more or less by accident, and bought 90 acres, sight unseen. Then he raved about it to his brother, Commodore Burrard A. Smith. “He said what a wonderful country and climate it was out here in the Kootenays,� Eric explains. “So my dad took early retirement from the British Navy and joined him.� According to a family history, Burrard was “surprised to find potatoes and slips of fruit trees growing in poorly prepared soil among the stumps,� but it was fine country with “many congenial men,� so he stayed. When Henry married, the brothers divided the property. The newlyweds got the shack and Burrard built a cabin called Owassa, reputedly a native word for “all alone,� but later renamed Craigend, after a Scottish castle. In 1912, Burrard married

Edith Winifred Goodwin, who was credited with suggesting the name Longbeach for the area when the government wharf was built the following year. “Everything went fine and dandy,� Eric says, “until the Great War.� Henry joined the 54th Kootenay Battalion and died in France. Burrard was loaned to the newly formed Royal Canadian Navy and stationed at Alert Bay, Halifax, the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and the Shetland Islands. His wife went with him and Eric and brother David were born overseas. The family then returned to reinvigorate the dormant Craigend in 1919. The Smith boys were among the first to attend the new Longbeach school but Eric describes his education as “a fiasco.� “When I was young, every time I got nervous I would pass out,� he says. “When I went to Procter to take the Grade 8 exams, my nerves got the better of me. The second year was even worse. I didn’t even start. I turned my paper upside down and managed to get out the door before rolling down the steps and ended up covered in bruises.� Despite those anxieties, Eric took a diesel marine engineering course in Vancouver and landed his first job on a deep-sea tugboat — good experience, but no pay. With few prospects during the Depression, he returned home and did many jobs,

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ABOVE: Greta and Eric Smith now live in Nelson but still summer at Longbeach, where his father arrived in 1906. (Greg Nesteroff photo) BOTTOM LEFT: On their wedding day, March 23, 1944. The couple met in England while Eric was an airframe mechanic with the RCAF.

including a summer as skipper of the forest service boat Amabilis. He landed an apprenticeship with a Montreal welding firm but hadn’t quite completed it when war began. He joined the RCAF and went overseas as an airframe mechanic. While stationed in Yorkshire he went to a party thrown by a girl named Greta Harrison, and invited her to the movies a few days later, sweetening the offer with a box of chocolates. They married in 1944 and the following year came to Longbeach, where their first home was a fixedup shack formerly used by relief camp workers. Although a welder by trade, Eric had a varied career. He built houses. He bought a rubber-tired tractor and offered custom plowing and cultivating. He

worked for Finning Tractor and Mac’s Welding, on the Kootenay Lake ferry, and at the Bluebell and HB mines. With his mechanical know-how, he built woodstoves, sailboat stoves, and a cement sailboat. (The latter, the Kendra II — named for his first grandchild — took eight years and was launched on a marine railway he devised using old track scavenged from local mines.) Although now living in Nelson, Eric, 94, and Greta, 91 can still be found in the summer at Longbeach, where five acres remain in the family. Last year they turned the property over to their four children, heirs to a Longbeach legacy. ™ For the full version of this story and more Smith family photos, see

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Editorial Easy to dismiss, hard to ignore


he Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia that pulled into Nelson this week has its work cut out for it. Change is never easy and from what the commission heard at the Best Western on Tuesday night, not too many like what the commission is proposing to do with the ridings in our region. What we know of the current Southern Interior riding would be completely dismantled. The new Kootenay-Columbia riding would include Nelson, Harrop, Procter, Salmo, and Nakusp. Those communities would join Cranbrook and Revelstoke in electing a representative for Ottawa in future federal elections. Our current Southern Interior neighbours of Castlegar, Trail, Fruitvale, Kaslo, New Denver, Silverton, and Slocan would be tossed into the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding where they would join Penticton. The change is not subtle and to most of those who presented before the three-person commission, it is a redrawing that makes little sense. Take the Regional District of Central Kootenay’s Area E as an example. It would be split down the middle. Voters who elect a single area director during municipal elections would now vote for different MPs. Balfour would vote with the South Okanagan-West Kootenay residents, while Harrop and Procter would be marking a ballot with those hoping to represent Kootenay-Columbia. Rural British Columbia is too often disregarded in the hallways of power in both Victoria and Ottawa. When urban politicians look at a map, the small dots representing our population centres are surrounded by endless forest and mountains. We are easy to dismiss. But as we saw Tuesday night, there is passion for what we have here so we are just as hard to ignore. The redrawing of the electoral map in our region is seriously flawed. The point of the commission is to listen and then make a report by this December. We can only hope they got the message that this change is not good. 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

Victoria View – Tom Fletcher

Dix on training ‘mission’


y column on skills training a couple of weeks ago gave short shrift to the NDP position: tax the banks and hand out grants for women’s studies, sociology and other worthless pursuits, while skilled jobs go begging. That’s a pretty crude caricature, so I sat down with NDP leader Adrian Dix in his legislature office last week to get a better sense of his thinking on the subject. Dix has been devoting a lot of time lately to skills training, in trades particularly. He meets frequently with business people now, and his recent speeches emphasize that every one of them talks about the growing shortage of skilled employees. Dix credits Premier Christy Clark and jobs minister Pat Bell with making some good moves recently, announcing equipment upgrades for vocational programs around the province. He says it’s because the NDP have been “pounding away at them for eight months” about freezing advanced education spending in their March budget. Dix calls that a crucial mistake and predicts the government will reverse it soon. “So I think, if we’re going to have a mission for four years as a government, if we’re elected, this is the mission: to start to address the skills shortage,” he told me. In his speech to the recent municipal convention, and again at an NDP provincial council meeting, Dix zeroed in on BC’s apprenticeship system.

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NDP leader Adrian Dix says his party is committed to skills training for the workforce.

Since the BC Liberals took it from trade unions and set up a Crown corporation called the Industry Training Authority in 2004, the completion rate for apprentices has fallen to 37 per cent, he said. Dix assured me he isn’t proposing to “blow up” the ITA, or hand control back to unions. They will have “a voice,” along with business. Speaking to the NDP executive, Dix referred to Phil Hochstein, president of the non-union Independent Contractors and Businesses’ Association, as the symbol of trades training decline. Not surprisingly, Hochstein has a different take. The 37 per cent figure is misleading, Hochstein said, because under the ITA there are currently 32,000 apprentices in the system, twice as many as when it was union controlled. Many drop out in the first year, and Alberta Bob Hall Editor

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claims a better completion rate because they don’t start counting until the second year. And when Dix touts Alberta’s “mandatory” trade system, Hochstein said he means returning to a system where all work is restricted to journeymen or registered apprentices of that trade. “What it does is impose union jurisdiction on the training system of the entire construction industry,” Hochstein said. “So multiskilling, multi-tasking, organizing the work in the most efficient way is blown out of the water, and it’s stuck in the old craft system of training.” The marketplace has spoken on that restrictive system, he said, and unionized construction is down to about five per cent of the market, based on payroll. Hochstein said the NDP talks a great game about getting more young people into trades. But when Greg Nesteroff Reporter

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unions have the upper hand, they will always favour seniority. A quota of two apprentices per journeyman means another one can’t be hired. Dix agreed with me that the public school system has over-emphasized university, to the detriment of not just industrial trades but lab techs, chefs and other skilled workers that are in short supply. As BC Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair recently noted, tradesmen themselves often don’t encourage their kids, because they’ve been told all their lives that they are “tool monkeys” in a dead-end job. And would NDP student grants be targeted to need? Dix’s answer was a definite maybe. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press. He can be reached at

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Wayne Germaine

Letters to the Editor

Serving Nelson & Area Since 1987.

Ministry must follow through This is an open letter asking the Minister of Health to implement all 176 recommendations in the Ombudsperson’s February 2012 report The Best of Care, Getting it Right for Seniors in British Columbia (Part 2). After hearing Ombudsperson Kim Carter speak on September 12 in Nelson, we are impressed with the scope and thoroughness of this investigation. BC must bring these conclusions into reality. We are especially concerned about: 1. Easy public access to current and accurate information on all three levels of seniors’ care, including results of all inspections, wait times and how to get fee reductions. 2. Expand home care services up to a daily cost equal to that in assisted living. Cover all services necessary to keep someone safely living at home. 3. Assisted living residents must be covered by either the Residential Tenancy Act, or another law that protects them at least as well. 4. Put all residential care facilities under the same regulations so all BC citizens in these institutions are treated equally. 5. Do unannounced inspections of all residential care and assisted living facilities, including some on evenings and weekends. Make the results public.

6. Seniors need more than 48 hours to decide and move into residential care. 7. Seniors’ first three preferences for a residential care facility should be accomodated whenever possible. 8. Health authorities must stop penalizing seniors who pay for private residential care while waiting for a subsidized bed by lowering their priority.

Seniors who accept placement in a facility they do not prefer must be told that this lowers their priority for transfer to the preferred facility, and be told how long a transfer is likely to take. 9. Seniors who accept placement in a facility they do not prefer must be told that this lowers their priority for transfer to the preferred facility, and be told how long a transfer is likely to take. 10. The ministry must stop charging seniors waiting over 30 days in hospital for residential placement. 11. The ministry must ensure the health authorities meet the guideline of 3.36 daily care hours per resident in residential care

by 2014/15. This guideline came from the ministry promise that 2011 and 2012 fee increases for residential care would go to improve that care. 12. The ministry needs to set specific and measurable standards for key aspects of residential care, including bathing frequency, dental care, toiletting, call bell response times, meal preparation and nutrition, recreation programmes, and culturally appropriate services. 13. The ministry must establish the staff mix of RN’s, LPN’s and care aides required. Then monitor and enforce these standards and report publicly. Copies of this letter are available at Community First Health Co-op Wellness Centre, Shoppers Drug, Remedy’s RX, Kootenay Country Store Co-operative bulletin board, or you can request a copy by emailing cfhcoop@ Take a copy and star (*) what is most important to you. You can also add your individual concerns. We encourage the public to let the Ministry of Health know your thoughts about Getting it Right for Seniors in the Kootenays. Send to : Dr.Margaret MacDiarmid, Minister fo Health, Legislative Buildings, Victoria, BC Pegasis McGauley Chair, Nelson Area Society for Health

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HUGS. To the Nelson City Campground for welcoming us into the community long before we moved here. Kim 2013! SLUGS. To people who come from other neighbourhoods to dump their “FREE” garbage on our corner. The deal is, you can “dump” it on the corner, if it’s not gone by 4:30 p.m., you’re supposed to remove it! To the lady who swore she’d come back from “her neighbourhood” to pick up her garbage she dumped in our neighbourhood. You know who you are, I know who you are, can’t wait to see you again! Shame on you! Good thing I don’t know what neighbourhood you come from, I’d dump a five ton load on your lawn, see how you like it! - fed up with T2T

SLUGS. Last month one of our canoes was stolen from our beach, it is red and has the word Discovery on the side. Three years ago in May I used that same canoe to save two youths from drowning. It saddens me to think that some person or persons would take something that was laying out on my garden and clearly private property. The thieves obviously do not come from Nelson because every year I have all my beach property out for the season and never had any thing taken. Shame on you, please bring it back under darkness if you must just as you took it.

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Free Thanksgiving Dinner - October 8, 5:30 pm Homelessness Action Week This table will be filled, and many more like it, with people who might otherwise not have a Thanksgiving Dinner. Your kind donations makes it possible for us to serve our annual Thanksgiving dinner and provide additional hot meals and other vital services to hungry, homeless, and hurting people in the Nelson area this Thanksgiving. If you would like to help us feed and care for the hungry, homeless, hurting people in Nelson mail or bring your gift to Kootenay Christian Fellowship. You can also donate on line at ‰$40.00 helps 10 people ‰$80.00 helps 20 people ‰$120.00 helps 30 people ‰$400.00 provides 100 meals! Please make your cheques payable to: Our Daily Bread 812 Stanley Street Nelson, B.C. V1L 1N7 Ministry of Kootenay Christian Fellowship

Costs are averaged at $4 per meal which includes the expense of preparing and providing meals. If gifts exceed expenses, extra funds will be used to care for the hungry and homeless throughout the year. An income tax receipt will be mailed to you at the beginning of 2013. Kootenay Christian Fellowship is a registered Canadian charity. #894450840

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Continued from Page 1 employee groups. The union membership is expected to ratify the agreement Saturday and the regional district board at its regular meeting October 18. Both sides are recommending acceptance. An information picket that went up at the complex last month has been lifted. During the strike, rotating action saw arena, pool, fitness, maintenance, and front office staff walk out at different times, but the facility was never shut down altogether. CUPE national rep Steve Stringfellow said the agreement came together over the phone Tuesday night with RDCK chief administrator Jim Gustafson. The bargaining committees met Wednesday afternoon and evening, resulting in a memorandum of understanding. “We stood up for the idea that anything less than [a] cost of living [increase] is a rollback,” Stringfellow told the Star. “We do see it as a compromise. We obviously fell behind the first few years. Making sure we keep up with cost of living is a major goal and having a guarantee for the next two years is definitely satisfactory.” Stringfellow thanked complex users for their patience and said he was relieved the dispute did not go further. “It’s a last resort getting into job action for the union,” he said. “We don’t want to affect public services, but it’s the only


Well, we’ve just scrambled through our third summer here at BC Wineguys, another high season of tourists, visiting families, summer residents, and others looking to perhaps relocate to Nelson - many of them feeling like they’ve discovered something special. I’m not talking about our wine store in particular, I’m talking about the whole Nelson package, the bounty of produce, clean air, clean water, culture and kooks. And it doesn’t hurt that we have excellent wine in the neighborhood as well. The startling thing for me however, is hearing out-of-towners relaying that they’d been told by locals that, “that’s a really expensive wine store”, yet they (the visitors) are thrilled with the store, prices and all. In fact, some of them



way we have to get a message across.” Gustafson said he was satisfied they have reached a “reasonable arrangement” although management had to sweeten its offer by agreeing to 1.5 per cent in the second year. “That was very controversial and at the end of the day we did budge a half a point,” he said. “We were quite adamant at the beginning on the oneand-one because 2010 was a difficult year. But the union met us halfway on that second year and that’s what negotiating is about. It wasn’t the end of the world from my perspective, and if it meant getting the deal, it was worth it.” Gustafson said he’s pleased the facility will remain open pending ratification and hopes matters will soon return to normal for the next two years.

THE NUMBERS GAME During the dispute, CUPE pointed to wage increases in neighbouring regional districts as closer to what they were seeking — Columbia-Shuswap saw an average increase of 1.88 per cent in each year of an agreement that runs from 2011-14, East Kootenay a two per cent average from 2010-12, and Kootenay Boundary a 1.8 per cent increase from 201113. Further west, Sicamous and District Recreation Centre staff received an average increase of 2.88 per cent each year from 2011-14.

Currently staff at the Nelson rec centre make between $14.74 and $29.18 per hour. Jobs are divided into permanent benefitted and casual nonbenefitted.

“We stood up for the idea that anything less than [a] cost of living [increase] is a rollback. We do see it as a compromise. We obviously fell behind the first few years.” Steve Stringfellow CUPE National Rep

Among the first group, hourly wages range from $17.95 for lifeguard supervisor to $29.18 for operations supervisor. In the second group, the pay scale ranges from $14.74 per hour for child minders to $23.88 for certain aquatic instructors. Other occupations include custodians, lifeguards, swim and fitness instructors, and facility operators. CUPE represents 55 staff at the complex, 12 of whom are full-time and the rest part-time and casual. The last contract expired in February 2011. Despite several rounds of talks this year, including two days with mediator Mark Atkinson, the union issued strike notice on September 11. Job action began ten days later.

factor it into their considerations for moving here. Gee whiz, people! Listen to the Vancouverites who “wish they had a store like this”, (they do, 12 of them), or the Albertan that’s “grabbing deals they can’t find in Calgary”, the American couple filling their trunk with “newest cult wine region”, the Prince George guys that “see hardly any BC wine up there”, or the local girl now living in Europe that “doesn’t bother bringing wine back from France anymore” for her annual visit home. Thankfully, hundreds of faithful Nelsonites have figured it out, though many have confided that they, too, thought it was going to be a hoidy-toidy shop with inflated prices . . . until they came in. The fact is, we are not allowed to charge more than the wineries, and we are not allowed to charge more than the government stores, and in that, we are not the same as private liquor stores where the prices are unregulated. It’s all boring licensing stuff you don’t need to hear about, but it would sure be cool if everyone heard what the visitors have to say. I guess I am talking about our wine store in particular.

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Municipalities look for first responder pay MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

Nelson along with representatives from the Regional District of Central Kootenay attended the annual Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention in Victoria.

“Our fire departments are having to respond to these accidents and there is no compensation...” Mayor John Dooley, city council and staff were busy taking in meetings, panel discussions and debates on topics ranging from libraries, local government spending, tanker traffic off the coast of BC and fire department costs. While topics like the decriminalization and regulation of marijuana made headlines, other issues caught the interest of Nelson delegates. A resolution around compensation for fire departments when they are first responders to accidents and other incidents was one Dooley felt addressed concerns facing Nelson. “It’s ironic but most communities especially in rural British Columbia are finding it a real challenge because their fire departments are answering calls that used to be covered by ambulance service,” he said.

The recent realignment of the ambulance service and the restructuring of health care has meant there is not always an ambulance available as a first responder. “Consequently our fire departments are having to respond to these accidents and there is no compensation for the work that we do,” said Dooley. The resolution passed at the convention asked funding come from the provincial government or through ICBC when fire department act as first responders. Before attending last week’s meetings, Dooley predicted resolutions around pipelines would also appear during the convention, and one example of this was a resolution around tanker traffic presented by the District of Saanich on Vancouver Island. “The resolution was to put a moratorium on tanker traffic on the West Coast,” he said. Dooley felt the resolution would be a “slam dunk” as far as being passed, but instead edged through with narrow margins. “It passed 51 per cent to 49 per cent,” he said. “I think there needs to be a bigger discussion there, but many of the media outlets and pollsters seem to have their finger on the pulse of how people are really thinking as far as the well-being of their communities, employment, economic development and all those pieces are packed into that resolution.”

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Calendar COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Enjoy the Salmo River Valley fall festival celebrating our environment throughout October. There are many vibrant events are planned for all ages and interests. The events include: The Valhalla Blacksmith Festival, 6 km run/walk/bike from Ymir and Salmo to Hidden Creek, barnyard breakfast, library pig roast and entertainment and more. Events continue throughout the month. To find out more see our website under fall festival.

The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy is offering ongoing, free ESL/EFL (English as a second or foreign language) classes. Join our informal conversation classes Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or our Thursday lesson 4 to 6 p.m., focussing on reading, writing, grammar, listening and speaking. Everyone is welcome. Classes are at The Learning Place (basement of City Hall). Questions? Please contact Nicole 250- 352-5431 or 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. For more information or to register: 250-352-9916 or Play table tennis Wednesdays (school holidays and events excluded) at the Blewett Elementary School, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. There is a $2 drop-in fee. For information phone Karl Rosenberg: 250-352-5739

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. There is no charge — bring a lunch and a drum. To RSVP and for further information, phone 250-352-5711 or 250-352-9871. Bring your family and friends to Touchstones Nelson to celebrate Thanksgiving with an afternoon of heartwarming seasonal activities on Sunday, October 7. Touchstones Nelson is hosting this event by donation. One half of all donations raised over the course of the day will be donated to Nelson Food Cupboard. Bring a non perishable food item to add to our cornucopia which will be given to the Nelson Food Cupboard. Visit Touchstones Nelson with your family anytime from 12 to 4 p.m. Are you a runner with pain? Do you experience discomfort when you walk? The Community First Health Co-op continues its education series on October 10 from noon to 1 p.m. at Community First Health Co-op building 518 Lake Street. Shauna Leduc from OPTM will present on Gait Analysis. Gait is the way we move our whole body from one place to another. Bring you lunch and join us for the free session. A decision made in a jail cell sets off a compelling journey of self-discovery in world-renowned ice climber

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Margo Talbot’s unflinchingly honest memoir All that Glitters, a book that takes us from the depths of depression to the inspiration and healing found in the world’s frozen places. Talbot reads at the Nelson Public Library on Thursday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. For more information call 250-352-6333.

Kootenay Pride is holding their community meeting to develop ideas and direction for the Pride 2013 events and organization. The meeting is open to everyone no matter what orientation. The gathering will be held at in the Hume Room at the Hume Hotel on October 17 at 7 p.m.

The next SOS annual general meeting and HTF joint meeting is Thursday, October 11 at 2 p.m. in the Seniors Co-ordinating Society meeting room in the northeast corner of the Civic Centre.

Celia Sanchez — Fidel Castro’s “significant other” — is brought to life through the imagination of a present-day Havana pediatrician in Rosa Jordan’s novel The Woman She Was. Jordan reads at the Nelson Public Library on Thursday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. For more information call 352-6333.

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. How are stars created and how do their lives end? Join us at Taghum Hall, on October 12 and October 19 for the Starry Night Astronomy Program as we explore star birth nebulae, star clusters, and the gas and dust shells of dying stars through our two astronomy telescopes. For more information, contact Wayne Holmes at 250-3541586 or check Taghum Hall on Facebook. Now is your chance to get rid of those nasty toxic hazardous materials hiding under your kitchen sink, in your garage and in your garden shed. Free disposal for residential household hazardous waste is open to all residents of the RDCK and municipalities. Drop-off for Nelson is October 13 at the Nelson Leafs Bottle Depot between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The annual fall colours bike ride hosted by the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society will be taking place this year on Sunday, October 14 beginning at noon from the Passmore trailhead. Bring your bike, helmet and enthusiasm and, ride the trail north. A donation is requested for these, with the proceeds going towards CUSO, in support of local resident and former school trustee, Barb Lindsay’s going to work for them in Zanzibar. Need more info? Please call 1-888-683-SVRT On Monday, October 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. celebrate the launch of Co-op Week with a talk by Rebecca Pearson at Expressions at 554 Ward Street beginning at 7 p.m. The Upper Columbia Co-op Council welcomes Pearson from VanCity Credit Union. Pearson will speak on The Power of The Co-op Business Model, and on financing progressive start up enterprises. She will touch on her recent study tour of the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, in which co-operative and social enterprises form the backbone of the economy. On Tuesday, October 16, from noon to 6 p.m. celebrate World Food Day at the Kootenay Co-op. The Budget Gourmet is in the house! Join the Co-op’s cooking class assistant Myriam Zbinden (a.k.a. the Budget Gourmet) in celebrating World Food Day and Co-op Week, to sample healthy, simple and affordable fare. Take away recipes and great ideas for fall sustenance.

What the Heck is Going on Inside Your Teenager’s Brain? If you want to help your children in today’s world, then you need to begin with their brains. Take a fascinating tour of the teenage magic brain with brain-based learning facilitator Gary Anaka on Wednesday, October 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mt. Sentinel School in South Slocan. This free presentation is generously supported by RDCK Area H, the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson, Heritage Credit Union and Kootenay Savings Credit Union. Watch for future presentations in the Parents’ Night Out series brought to you by School District 8 and Kootenay Lake District Parents’ Advisory Council

Nelson Nordic Ski Club is holding their ski swap, annual general meeting and pre-season membership drive. The ski swap will be held Sunday, October 28 at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club at 701 Railway Street. Items for sale can be dropped off between 9 and 10 a.m. For more information or to help out If you would like to help out at either of these venues call 250-354-4299 or email or

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

VOLUNTEERING Interested in volunteering one-on-one with the terminally ill, the dying and/or the bereaved? If you are at ease with people who are ill and/or grieving, have a willingness to be open and to learn from others, and can respect philosophical or spiritual beliefs other than one’s own, consider volunteering with Nelson and District Hospice Society. The next weekend training intensive is scheduled for late November. To apply, please follow these steps: become familiar with Nelson Hospice by viewing our website at Click on “volunteering,” then download and complete the application. For more info contact

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 Controversial Mountain Resort

Bennett back in thick of Jumbo ANNALEE GRANT Cranbrook Daily Townsman

Newly appointed Minister for Community, Sport and Cultural Development Bill Bennett is defending his impartiality after NDP MLA Norm Macdonald called into question his history with the Jumbo Glacier Resort. As reported in May, the province amended the mountain resort municipality legislation, opening the door for a request from Glacier Resorts Ltd., the company applying to construct the Jumbo Glacier Resort. At the time, Bennett said the changes were being done to make room for the controversial resort after its master development plan was

approved in March. “It’s a fairly straightforward issue now,” he said. “The only question that’s left now is what form of governance will this resort take and one of the options is for the mountain resort municipality to be created. At this stage the processing of this is technical – not political.” Macdonald, MLA for Columbia River-Revelstoke in which the Jumbo Valley sits, said Bennett’s new cabinet position is the ministry responsible for whether a project is given the green light for resort municipality status. “Bill Bennett is now responsible for a piece of controversial legislation that was passed last spring which

made a flawed piece of legislation on the creation of resort municipalities even worse,” Macdonald said. Resort municipality status would allow a municipality to be created in an area where there are no residents. The ministry would then appoint a three-person council that would sit for three years to represent the interests of the resort. An election for a five member council would be held after a three year term or if the population reached a “critical mass.” Bennett said resort municipality status is not a simple yes or no answer and there was no room in the legal channels it must follow for his personal opinion.

“There’s no formal application,” he said. “You express an interest. Glacier Resorts Ltd. has expressed an interest in having a resort municipality but we have not made any decisions. If everything lines up and it’s appropriate, that would be one of the options the minister would have.” Further, Bennett said the status can not be approved by the minister alone, but is created by the cabinet. “There’s no opportunity for ministers to make some sort of personal decision that they’re going to create a mountain resort municipality just because they want to,” Bennett said, adding that consultations with local First Nations are ongoing.


The Nelson and District Community Complex is putting out a call for quotations for Snow Removal for the upcoming 2012 - 2013 winter season. The areas for snow removal consist of: 1) The main NDCC parking lot. 2) The alley between the NDCC arena and the Civic Center Arena. 3) The parking lot between the NDCC arena and the Nelson Curling Rink. 4) The lower road access to the back entrance of the arena and refuse dumpsters. 5) The lower parking lot adjacent to the NDCC pool. All quotes should provide the following: 1) Price per snow removal. 2) Price for sanding and salting. 3) Equipment list (trucks, skid steer, front end loader, sanders, etc.). 4) Proof of liability insurance. 5) Proof of Work Safe BC coverage. 6) Recent references. Contact Jason Craig, Operations Supervisor at (250) 3544386 ext. 5110 or by email at It is recommended that all interested parties visit the site to ensure they gain a visual of the complete scope of the job. A site tour can be set up by contacting Jason Craig. Deadline for quotes is 2:00pm October 19, 2012. All quotes should be marked clearly “NDCC 2012/2013 Snow Removal” and to the attention of Jason Craig, Operations Supervisor.



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d,WW>/d/KE On July 26, 2012, FortisBC Inc. (FortisBC) applied to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (Commission), pursuant to sections 45, 46, and 56 of the Utilities Commission Act (the Act), for approval of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Project (Project) for its electricity customers, including approval of a revised depreciation rate for the proposed meters to be installed (the Application). The Application estimates the capital cost of the Project to be $47.7 million and expects the Project to commence in late 2013 and be completed by 2015. FortisBC proposes to install 115,000 residential and commercial AMI meters. To maintain firm contract vendor pricing, FortisBC requests approval of the proposed Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity by July 20, 2013. On September 28, 2012, the Commission issued Order G-137-12 establishing the amended Preliminary Regulatory Timetable and the Community Input Sessions for this Application. d,KDDhE/dz/EWhd^^^/KE The Community Input Sessions will provide Members of the public an opportunity to make presentations to the Commission Panel on the AMI Project, and the presentations will be recorded. Each presentation will be limited to 15 minutes. All parties making submissions at the Community Input Sessions are encouraged to provide a hard copy of their submissions for filing on the official record. Parties wishing to make a presentation to the Commission Panel should contact Mr. Gordon Fulton, Commission Counsel, at ŐĨƵůƚŽŶΛďŽƵŐŚƚŽŶ͘ĐĂ or (604) 647-4104 by Monday, October 15, 2012. If by Wednesday, October 17, 2012 four or less presentations are scheduled for a Community Input Session, then that

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Community Input Session will be cancelled. Notice of cancellation of a Community Input Session will be provided to those who register with the Commission Secretary for the Community Input Session. A short information session will be held on how to participate in a Commission proceeding at 5:45 p.m. prior to the commencement of the evening Community Input Sessions. An information letter will be posted to the Commission’s proceeding website providing Participants with procedural information on the Community Input Session. All submissions and/or correspondence received from active participants or the public relating to the Application, will be placed on the public record and posted to the Commission’s web site. Wh>//E^Wd/KEK&d,KhDEd^ The Application and supporting documents will be available for viewing on the Commission’s website at ďĐƵĐ͘ĐŽŵ. The Application and supporting documents will also be made available for inspection at FortisBC’s Head Office at Suite 100, 1975 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 7V7, and at the BC Utilities Commission office, Sixth Floor, 900 Howe Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6Z 2N3. &hZd,Z/E&KZDd/KE For further information, please contact Ms. Erica Hamilton, Commission Secretary, by telephone (604) 660-4700 or BC Toll Free at 1-800-663-1385, by fax (604) 660-1102, or by email ŽŵŵŝƐƐŝŽŶ͘^ĞĐƌĞƚĂƌLJΛďĐƵĐ͘ĐŽŵ.


Friday, October 5, 2012 Nelson Star

Community Community Living Month

Reaching out with art Nelson Star Staff

International Tasting Faire A fund-raiser to support Rotary Club of Nelson Daybreak projects including funding the annual salary of a qualified teacher in Haiti at the Haiti Arise School in Grand-Goave, Haiti.

Presented by the Rotary Club of Nelson Daybreak at Best Western Baker Street Inn, 153 Baker Street, Nelson Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012 Time: Social: 5:30pm Dinner: 6:00pm

Highlights *Sumptuous tasting faire of international specialties (supplied by both local restaurants and rotarians) *No host bar * Presentation and entertainment * Raffle / Auctions Entry Fee: $25.00 per person Contact for tickets: Andy Leathwood, Ticket Chair ~ 250-354-8935 Roger Higgins at Investors Group ~ 250-352-7777 Lorne Westnedge at Re/Max ~ 250-354-8834 Jim Reimer at Kootenay Christian Fellowship ~ 250-354-8834 Dave Douglas ~ 250-354-8418

The Nelson CARES Society’s supported employment program and Community Living BC are pleased to present Community Living Month with a vibrant and unique art show at the Kootenay Bakery Café during the month of October. Come by the café and see paintings, photography, poetry and jewelry, featuring artists from Kootenay Society for Community Living’s Bigby Place, the Clubhouse and Nelson CARES Society. The art opening reception is on October 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be cake, light refreshments, give-a-ways and an opportunity to meeting the diverse group of artists. This is a no cost event and everyone is welcome. “Community Living Month is a wonderful opportunity for Nelson to share in the talents

One of the pieces that will be on display next Thursday at the opening.

and contributions of all our community members,” said Alison Roy, supported employment program manager. “Each year we explore a new avenue for celebrating community living and are very excited to offer an art show to the community this year. Our artists are very proud of their work and creativity.”

Community Living BC is a provincial agency that supports individuals with disabilities and their families. October is Community Living Month. Events are held all over the province. For more information about the art show and opening reception, contact Alison Roy at 250-352-6011, ext 15 or

Any member of Rotary Club of Nelson Daybreak

The Blanket Exercise goes Saturday



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On Saturday 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 from Castlegar, and


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the Lower Columbia All First Nations Community Drum. KAIROS is the Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives that unites Canadian churches and religious organizations in a faithful ecumenical response to the call to “do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” There is no charge — bring a lunch and a drum. To RSVP and for further information, phone 250-352-5711 or 250-352-9871.

First Baptist Church has been an active part of the city of Nelson for 115 years, years, and currently provides a home for many community groups and organizations. We invite you to join with us this Thanksgiving Sunday as together we celebrate God’s faithfulness through these many seasons.

With Thanksgiving Sunday, October 7th 10:00 AM 611 Fifth St Nelson 250-352-3212 A church for all seasons.

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Soul Tango would like to thank our supporters of


Tango de la Luna

Nelson District Housing Society

Housing assets handed over

Clarry Smits & Elizabeth Hudgins The Moving Centre (Sat Kaur) Ric’s Grill The Prestige Lakeside Resort The Nelson Star Tango Media Luz Vancouver Tango Festival Dome Quixote Gericks Cycle & Ski Cedar Creek Cafe The Raven’s Nest Max and Irmas The BC Wine Guys Bibos Soul Tango

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After 31 years of service to the community, the Nelson and District Housing Society handed over operations of their assets and properties to Nelson CARES Society late last month. This includes the properties known as Copper Mountain Court, Cedar Grove Estates and Lakeside Place located in Nelson. “It was time to find a new model of business that would ensure affordable housing in Nelson for decades to come,” said Roland Perrin, chair of the Nelson District Housing Society. “We selected Nelson CARES Society through an application process guided by BC NonProfit Housing Association. They clearly demonstrated that they have the capacity, commitment and structure to manage the properties and keep them in good repair.” The two boards and the executive director of Nelson CARES have worked through the summer to organize the transfer and make it seamless for tenants, staff and the community. “Our priority is to ensure that the service to the com-

The boards of the Nelson CARES Society and Nelson and District Housing Society are seen above. The latter group has handed over its assets and submitted photo properties to the former.

munity continues to be at the highest level,” explains CARES executive director Jenny Robinson. “The two organizations have worked in deep collaboration to meet all the legal and operational requirements to complete the transfer.” There will be no change in the access, availability, and application process related to these properties. Contact information for the staff will remain the same. “Nelson and District Housing Society has built an unparalleled community asset that offers 106 affordable housing units to the residents of Nelson and area,” says CARES chair

Chris Ingles. “This achievement is to the credit of community visionaries and stalwart volunteers who have worked tirelessly to give affordable homes to so many.” Affordable housing is a determinant of health that sets lives on a steady course. Keeping these assets under local community non-profit management is the goal of Nelson CARES Society, which will maintain the values and goals that have guided the service over the years. Between the two organizations there is a 65-year history of providing housing in the community of Nelson.

Take in fall colours in the Valley SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

What better way to take in the changing of the seasons than along the Slocan River? This year, the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society are inviting you to join them on the Slocan Valley Rail Trail for a bike ride to share the splendor. The annual fall colours bike ride will be taking place this year on Sunday, October 14 beginning at noon from the Passmore trail head. Bring your bike, helmet and your enthusiasm

and ride the trail north. However far people ride will be dependent on them. When folks return from their ride they will find refreshments waiting at Passmore. A donation is requested for these, with the proceeds going towards CUSO, in support of local resident and former school trustee, Barb Lindsay’s going to work for them in Zanzibar. Do you know where the Passmore trail head is? It will be easy to find now all the major trail heads in the Slocan Valley rail trail have highway markers up Need more info? Call 1-888-683-SVRT.

Happy 65th Birthday

Mayor John Dooley! Granite Pointe Golf & Recreation Society Annual Fall Meeting

For more details call: 250.352.5913 or email at:

Wraps & Burgers Glory Wrap Served with fries or mixed green salad ~ Crispy falafel, spinach, grated beets and carrots, candied almonds and tahini dressing wrapped in a flour tortilla.


Ymir Wrap Served with fries or mixed green salad ~ Roasted chicken or tofu, ginger glazed yams, spinach, tomato, red curry hummus, feta, and cilantro lime sour cream wrapped in Grilled Naan Bread.


Wild Smoked Salmon Sandwich Served with fries or mixed green salad ~ Wild smoked sockeye salmon, crispy capers, alfalfa sprouts, citrus chive cream cheese on a toasted spelt bun.


Whitewater Veggie Burger ~ Black bean and nut patty ~ Crisp lettuce, tomato, pea shoots, red onion, pickles and feta tahini sauce on a multi grain bun ~ Served with fries or mixed green salad


Handmade Beef Burger Crisp lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles and roasted garlic aioli on a multi grain bun ~ Served with fries or mixed green salad


Grilled Chicken Burger Crisp lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles and roasted garlic aioli on a multi grain bun ~ Served with fries or mixed green salad.


Flavorful additions *Miso glazed bacon with sesame sweet soy sauce *Goat’s Cheese and red onion marmalade *Sundried tomato and kalamata tapenade, havarti cheese *Feta cheese, grated carrot and alfalfa sprout


Add cheese, bacon or guacamole Substitute to a gluten free organic brown rice wrap or locally made organic spelt bun

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Fries & Salads Fresh Cut Kennebec Fries Poutine ~ Fresh Canadian cheese curds and beef gravy Dips ~ $1.25

Regular $5 / Large $7.5 Regular Poutine $6.5 / Large Poutine $9

Grilled Bratwurst on whole grain bun Yves Jumbo Veggie Dog on whole grain bun Dress up your dog with any flavorful additions

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Glory Bowl Roasted tofu, brown rice, grated carrots and beets, tender spinach with tahini dressing (gluten free) Buckwheat Soba Noodle Salad Roasted Almonds, marinated Mushrooms, grape tomatoes, grated carrot, fresh cilantro, Basil and green onions tossed in Tamari Ginger vinaigrette. Classic Organic Greens Organic mixed greens, grated carrot and beets, diced tomato, roasted sunflower seeds and pea shoots ~ your choice of dressing

Date: October 17th, 2012 Place: Wedge Restaurant (Granite Pointe Club House) Time: 7:00pm Please come and join us for the elections of the Director’s of the Society.


Evening Ridge Salad Organic mixed greens, poached Kamut grains, grape tomatoes, feta cheese, artichoke hearts and grated carrots ~ your choice of dressing


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Friday, October 5, 2012 Nelson Star

Community Our Daily Bread Annual Meal

Serving up Thanksgiving SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Our Daily Bread’s annual community thanksgiving dinner is here once again. The turkey dinner with all the fixings will be held on Monday at 5 p.m. at 812 Stanley Street (Our Daily Bread hall) and will be a kick off for the Nelson Action on Homelessness Action Week. The theme for the week is Many Faces, Many Stories. The night will begin with special guest presentations and music. There will also be rides offered to those who need of transportation home. Community groups like Nelson Investors Group are once again donating and support this event through serving and clean-up. This is the ninth year that the Nelson Investors Group has been involved with Our Daily Bread’s annual Thanksgiving dinner. They rely on their volunteers and donations to provide this Thanksgiving meal. Last year,

there were more than 150 people in attendance from the community. Our Daily Bread runs five days a week year-round and is almost completely run by volunteers. Our Daily Bread is a barrier-free environment that is open to anyone.

For many this mean means they don’t have to choose between paying rent and feeding their family. Currently, Our Daily Bread receives no government funding and relies on donations from community members and corporate sponsors. Our Daily Bread has partnered with SHARE (Supporting Humanity and Responsible Ecology) Nelson, one of city’s second hand furniture stores, and receives $18,000 in annual support from them in order

to continue its operations. It is the hope of the management of SHARE Nelson that SHARE Nelson will be able to completely support Our Daily Bread from its profits as well as other humanitarian projects in the near future. Many of the guests who come to Our Daily Bread have commented that without the meal provided, they would be unable to survive. For many, this meal means they don’t have to choose between paying the rent and feeding their families. Without the support of the community, Our Daily Bread would not be able to provide this basic need for the people of Nelson. If you would like to support Our Daily Bread or join our team of volunteers, contact our office at 1-888-761-3301, or feel free to stop in for lunch. Members of the community are also invited to come to the Thanksgiving dinner to enjoy good food and a time of fellowship.



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Community Rossland Author Rosa Jordan Coming to Library for Reading

A different look at Cuba SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

For author Rosa Jordan, Cuba is never far away. Following two non-fiction books about Cuba, she now explores that complicated culture in a work of fiction. The Woman She Was has caught the attention of critics and is cover story for the latest edition of BC Bookworld. Jordan reads at the Nelson Public Library on October 18 at 7:30 p.m. The Woman She Was brings Celia Sanchez — Fidel Castro’s “significant other” — to life through the imagination of a present-day Havana pediatrician, Celia Cantú. As Dr. Cantú struggles to cope with an off-the-rails teenaged niece, difficult lovers, and problems at work, she experiences moments in which she imagines that she is not her sensible doctor self, but has become her namesake — the courageous rebel leader Celia Sánchez. Jordan’s many trips to Cuba have helped her understand why this true heroine of the revolution, who has been largely overlooked by histori-

The Woman She Was author Rosa Jordan reads from new novel at the submitted photo Nelson Public Library on October 18.

ans, means so much to modern Cubans. Sanchez was a private person who granted no interviews, which was why Jordan chose a fictional approach to reveal glimpses, through her main character, of the elusive woman Sanchez was. “Every woman is the woman she was, the woman she is, and the woman she wants to be,” says Jordan. “It often takes an examination of who we once were to understand who we are now and who we have the potential of becoming. It is not only Celia Cantú who faces this

challenge, but also the nation of Cuba. The ‘she’ in the title is as much Cuba as it is the story’s two Celias.” Jordan’s literary novel, Far From Botany Bay, was the 2011 One Book, One Kootenay selection. She has also written four books for young adults and the award-wining TV movie, The Sweetest Gift. Jordan, who has developed several grass-roots environmental and social justice projects in places such as Guatemala and Ecuador, lives with her husband in Rossland.



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Every September, Shoppers Drug Mart® stores across Canada set up a Tree of Life in support of women’s health, with 100% of all proceeds going directly to women’s health initiatives in your community. Over the years, you’ve contributed over $17 million and we’re hoping you’ll help us make a difference again this year. Visit your local Shoppers Drug Mart between September 29 and October 26 and buy a leaf ($1), a butterfly ($5), an acorn ($10) or a cardinal ($50) to help women’s health grow in your community. To find out which women’s charity your local Shoppers Drug Mart store supports, visit

Summer Festival Launches Community Survey

Shambhala’s strategic plan includes public input SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Fifteen years after Shambhala Music Festival first invited guests to Salmo River Ranch, executive producers are looking towards the future and inviting the community to share their thoughts. Shambhala is working with Wanda Daza — an independent festival and event consultant — on a long-term strategic plan for the festival. Part of developing this plan is a community survey where residents of Nelson, Salmo, Trail, Castlegar and surrounding areas are invited to share their thoughts about the event. “The community has played a huge role in our success, and now we are going to them to see what we do well and what we could do better,” said executive producer Corrine Zawaduk. Through a street team and visits to the survey website, residents are invited to share their thoughts about Shambhala. “We will be collecting the results of the survey and sharing them with the community at a really special Nelson and Dis-

Kate Dahlgren photo

The Shambhala Music Festival wants to hear from you in a survey.

trict Chamber of Commerce Business-after-Business gathering at the Shambhala Music and Performance Hall [at the Tenth Street Campus],” said Zawaduk. In addition to sharing the feedback at the October event, Zawaduk along with her siblings and executive producers Jimmy Bundschuh and Anna Bundschuh, and their parents Sue and Rick Bundschuh will share their journey of the last 15 years and invite public feedback.

Daza will also be holding a special workshop for local businesses, sharing keys to successful strategic development. The Business-after-Business event will be held at the Shambhala Music and Performance Hall at the Tenth Street Selkirk College Campus, Thursday, October 18, 4 to 6 p.m. Join them for nibblers and drinks at the Scholars Dinning Room after the presentation. To participate in the survey visit ShambhalaCommunity.

Better Coverage on the North Shore

Telus upgrades region’s wireless SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

A stretch of Highway 3A east of Nelson has been brought into the modern age. As a result of a partnership with the province of BC, Telus has invested $600,000 in a new wireless site at Willow Point, 13 km outside Nelson towards Balfour. The investment brings 4G wireless voice and high-speed Internet services to residents, businesses and motorists along that stretch of Highway 3A. The site is now live, providing service to almost 10 km of the highway as well as homes and businesses in the area. “At Telus, we know how important wireless services are, and continue to make significant investments in our networks to expand them to our customers in the West Koote-

nay and right across Canada,” said Steve Jenkins, Telus general manager for the Southern Interior in a news release. “Our significant investment in a site serving Highway 3A gives motorists and Willow Point area

residents and businesses the convenience of making handsfree wireless calls along a stretch of highway and around town, expanded access to 911, and great broadband service where it may not be possible to build wired Internet access.” The project is a result of the ten-year Connecting British Columbia agreement signed with the province last year. Under the terms of the contract Telus will connect more

than 1,700 km of highway with wireless service. The agreement does not cost the taxpayer, but does enable Telus to be the sole provider for government services. “This is fantastic news for everyone who travels through the Nelson and Balfour areas,” said Citizens’ Services and Open Government Minister Ben Stewart. “By working together, we’re providing new cellular coverage and expanding wireless coverage along unconnected highways — and that means safer travelling for rural families and businesses.” The investment by Telus is part of $3 billion in technology and infrastructure upgrades being made across BC through 2014 and builds upon the $26 billion the company has already invested in operations and technology throughout the province since 2000.

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PRIDE IN TEAM, HELPING KIDS To get into Sports Day in Canada late last month, the Nelson Star encouraged local businesses to allow their staff to wear their favourite team jersey to work. Employees paid a toonie to participate and the money will 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. Here’s a look at some of the businesses that took part.

Nelson Lordco Nelson and District Community Complex

Poulin Agencies

Natural Choice Pharmacy

Ted Allen’s Jewellery

Nelson Family Eyecare

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Only a working smoke alarm can save your life!


Prevention and pizza


Smoke alarms save lives

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fall backâ&#x20AC;? to smart home safety As most Canadians turn back the clocks on November 4, here are some timely smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) safety tips: s7HENYOU change your clocks, test your smoke arlam. s9OUHAVE less than three minutes to escape a ďŹ re. So when smoke alarms sound, everyone must know what to do and where to go. Having and practising an escape plan is essential. s)NSTALLONESMOKEALARM on every storey and outside BEDROOMS)NSTALLINSIDE bedrooms if you sleep with doors closed. s%NSUREALLSMOKEALARMS are fully powered. Never take out batteries or remove an alarm from ceiling due to a false alarm. s)FYOURHOMEHASANY fuel-burning devices such as a gas furnace, gas water heater, gas appliances, or an attached garage or carport, install at least one CSAapproved carbon monoxide outside all sleeping areas. One per storey is recommended.

s2EPLACESMOKEALARMSEVery 10 years, and CO alarms every 7-10 years (depending on manufacturer) whether battery operated or hardwired into your homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s electrical system. Carbon monoxide is colourless, odourless and tasteless. So without a CO alarm, humans cannot detect its presence. Despite the average home having several potential sources of the deadly gas, studies show that nearly 60 per cent of Canadians have not INSTALLEDA#/ALARM)NADdition to being impossible to detect, CO also has another nefarious trait. Symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure mimic the ďŹ&#x201A;u, without the FEVER)TISROUTINELYRESPONsible for thousands of clinic and hospital visits each year, and is commonly misdiagnosed. Prolonged or extreme exposure causes nausea, dizziness, confusion, the loss of physical mobility, brain damage and ultimately, death. More home safety resources can be found on the www. web site.

Sparky, Panagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owner Hossein Tabatabai and ďŹ reďŹ ghter Marc Thibault show off some of the goods to be won during Fire Prevention Week this year. Analysis was undertaken on almost 50,000 ďŹ res that occurred in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario over a 5-year period involving 663 fatalities. The ďŹ ndings demonstrated that the death rate per 1,000 ďŹ res in the absence of a present, functioning smoke alarm was 74% greater than when a functioning smoke alarm was present.

Thanksgiving turkey ďŹ res cause for concern at 9-1-1 centre % #OMMSlREDISPATCHTEAMIS warning families to be mindful of their turkey cooking during Thanksgiving weekend. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A turkey isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t something you typically see on a list of household ďŹ re hazards, but we get 9-1-1 calls about ovens going up in ďŹ&#x201A;ames all the time,â&#x20AC;? says Corey +ELSO % #OMMlREDISPATCHER â&#x20AC;&#x153;The result can be devastating if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not careful every time you have something cooking for an extended period of time.â&#x20AC;?

% #OMMHASRECEIVEDSOMEODD calls to 9-1-1 before â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including someone wanting to know how long to cook a turkey â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but a turkey ďŹ re is no joke. )NFACT ITISALEADING cause of spikes in 9-1-1 calls over the holidays. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A ďŹ&#x201A;ame in your oven can start easily and escalate quickly,â&#x20AC;? says Kelso. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oil drippings through a thin tinfoil turkey pan or bits of leftover food residue inside your oven are extremely ďŹ&#x201A;ammable in a high temperature setting.â&#x20AC;?

Many fatal ďŹ res start at night )NVESTIGATIONS into home ďŹ re deaths very often ďŹ nd that a smoke alarm did not sound. )TMAYHAVE been disconnected or not in working order. The batteries may have been dead, or someone may have taken them out. Smoke alone wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarILYWAKEYOUUP)NFACT THE fumes could put you into an even deeper sleep. Often, victims never wake up. Se-

niors will often need assistance from family members to put safety measures into place. As well, family members are in the best position to reinforce the precautions necessary to help their loved ones prevent or respond to a ďŹ re. Focus on these six priorities to help aging family members protect themselves against ďŹ re in the home.

NINSTALL smoke alarms inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. NLarger homes may need ADDITIONAL smoke alarms to provide enough protection. NFor the best protection, INTERCONNECT all smoke alarms so when one sounds they all sound. NAn IONIZATION smoke alarm is generally more responsive to ďŹ&#x201A;aming ďŹ res and a PHOTOELECTRIC smoke alarm is generally more responsive to smoldering ďŹ res. For the best protection, both types of alarms or combination ionization and photoelectric alarms (also known as dual sensor alarms) are recommended. N Smoke alarms should be INSTALLED away from the kitchen to prevent false alarms. Generally, they should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from a cooking appliance. N REPLACE all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.

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Nelson Fire and Rescue Services will again be joining up with Panago during Fire Prevention Week to offer some lucky delivery customers the chance to win their order free. If you order from Panago during Fire Prevention Week and if a fire truck shows up at the door, all you have to do is prove your home has a working smoke alarm. If no working alarm can be found, the firefighters will be on hand to give customers a new alarm and offer advice on where to install it. Kids can get in on the action, too. School-aged kids are encouraged to put together a fire escape Plan, showing two ways out of the rooms in their homes. Of those who submit plans prior to October 28, a winner will be selected. The winner will have dinner with the firefighters and show off the winning plans to the chief himself. Hard copies can be dropped off at the fire hall, or scanned and emailed to firecontest@ Nelson Fire and Rescue Services offers the following tips for making sure smoke alarms are maintained and working properly: â&#x20AC;˘ Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button, and make sure everyone in your home knows their sound. â&#x20AC;˘ If an alarm chirps, warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away. â&#x20AC;˘ Replace all smoke alarms, including alarms that use 10-year batteries and hard-wired alarms, when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re 10 years old (or sooner if they do not respond properly when tested). â&#x20AC;˘ Never remove or disable a smoke alarm. To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs, contests, and activities in Nelson, contact Nelson Fire and Rescue Services at 250352-3103 or visit the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website,, and search for the Fire Prevention Week page. To learn more about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Protect your family from fire!â&#x20AC;? visit

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Want to see Nelson from 85 feet up in the air? Want to learn how you could win a year of fire insurance or an iPod Touch? Think you know all there is to know about a simple smoke alarm? Join the Nelson firefighters at the Fire Prevention Week kickoff, at the corner of Josephine and Baker today.

Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be there from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., with quizzes, offering advice, and showing the ins and outs of their trucks and equipment. They might even let you go up in the ladder truck for an amazing view from high above Nelsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s downtown. Grown-ups can learn how a working smoke alarm could earn a free pizza. Kids can learn how an effective Fire Escape Plan could net them dinner with the

firefighters. If you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make it to the event, check out Nelson Fire Rescueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fire Prevention Week webpage on the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website ( If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have access to the Internet, call the fire hallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s non-emergency line at 250-352-3103.

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Celebrating Your Local Fire Departments!

N E L SO N FIRE RESCUE Members of the Nelson Fire Department including Career Members: Chief Simon Grypma, Assistant Chief Mike Daloise, Captain Gordon Rae, Captain Rick Maida, Captain Jeff Hebert, Bob Patton, Marc Thibault, Scott Jeffery, Greg Proctor, Martin Ouellette, Leo Grypma, Angela Tocher.

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Left to Right: (back row): Dave Blancher,Eugene Tompkins, George Mathieson, Kurt Blauhut, Kasper Naef, Hans Barth, Don Webb (front row): Amy Thomson, Cathy Tompkins, Nora Hannon, Garth Ballance, Shayla Harding, Heather Alexander. Not Pictured: Kevin Tandy, Pat Hergott, Sharon Zeeman, Don Mucha, Blake de la Perrelle, Glen Weber, Hans Hanson, Mike O’Neill, Clint Alexander, Alex Cherry, Frank Fahrenbruch, Nick Gebart

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Left to Right: (back row): Assistant Chief Monica Spencer, Deputy Chief Fred Doerfler, Captain Thor Fransen, Captain Randy Lall, Captain Travis Giesler, Jim Kyle, Chief Al Craft (front row): Mike Anderson, Thule Ryhre, Lieutenant Cam Robertson, Captain Shawn Robertson. (middle row) Jocelyn Martin, Rebecca Scown, Janine Monsen, Brent Tipple, Glenn Mills. Not Pictured: Ron Podgorenko, Brian Leslie, Bruce MacKinnon, Captain Dory Craft, Chris Armstrong, Sharon Pol.

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Nelson Junior Leafs Set for Three at the NDCC

The comforts of a home stand BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

The Nelson Junior Leafs are in for some Thanksgiving long weekend home cooking. Starting Friday night against the Fernie Ghostriders, the local juniors will play three straight games at the Nelson and District Community Complex. And many out-of-town players will have some extra support in the stands. “It’s a big weekend for the players with parent weekend and we expect to win all three games,” said Leafs head coach Frank Maida. Each season the organization invites parents to come and spend some extra time with their kids. With the three games scheduled and other special events planned, it’s sure to be a special weekend for all involved. Though early in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season,

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Leafs rookie Aaron Dunlap in action against Beaver Valley last Saturday. The Leafs play three at the NDCC this weekend.

Maida said the three-game set is very important. “Every point is important in our division,” Maida said of the highly competitive Neil Murdoch bracket. “This is a big opportunity for us to get some wins under our

belt and use it as a building block.” On Saturday night the Spokane Braves pull into town and on Sunday afternoon it will be a contest against the Doug Birks Division cellardwelling Chase Heat.

Butlin recovering from hit Beaver Valley Nitehawks forward Brandon Butlin is recovering well after a scary incident in last Saturday’s game against the Nelson Junior Leafs that sent the 17-year-old to hospital and caused the game to end with 2:45 left on the clock. Late in the third period of the Leafs’ 5-2 win, the Nitehawks forward sidestepped one hit, and was off balance when Nelson’s Dustin Reimer checked him hard into the boards. Butlin was knocked unconscious and immediately went into convulsions, the result of a severe concussion. The 17-year-old was taken off the ice on a stretcher and admitted to hospital where he was kept overnight for observation.

Butlin is now at home and resting, and his mom Brenda said that while it has been trying, she may have more difficulty keeping the active young man home and at rest during his recovery. The Trail native is unable to remember the third period hit according to his mom. He is still undergoing tests, but at this point a prognosis is unknown. “He’s hoping, but nobody’s giving him any answers so we’ll just have to go day by day,” she added. The J.L. Crowe honour roll student will remain out of school for the time being and is not expected to rejoin the Nitehawks for at least a month. Everyone at the rink was severely shaken and the coaches decided to not play the remainder of the game after

The Leafs are coming off a Saturday night 5-2 home win against the powerhouse Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Though impressed by his club’s effort on the Saturday, it was the lackluster performance in an 8-2 loss to the Nitehawks the night before that is a concern for Maida and his coaching staff. “We need to be consistent in all three games,” Maida said of his team’s rather inconsistent play so far this campaign. Though the friendly atmosphere of the NDCC is always a bonus, Maida doesn’t think the home rink provides too distinct an advantage once the puck is dropped. “We are a transition team that likes skating, so we love the big ice surface,” he said. “But I don’t think it is a huge advantage over the visiting team.” The Friday and Saturday night games start at 7 p.m. The Sunday matinee is slated for 2:30 p.m.

the traumatic incident. “The team was in a state of shock Saturday night, guys were very upset and scared,” said Beaver Valley coach and GM Terry Jones. “Now that he is recovering, they are feeling much better as a group.” The reaction from the public has been overwhelmingly supportive as messages continue to pile up wishing the young Nitehawk a speedy recovery. “Now he is getting a bit tired of the whole thing, but does understand the severity and reaction of the public,” said Jones. On the Nitehawks-Nest website players and fans continue tweeting well wishes including teammate Danny Vlanich who wrote “Good to see bbutlin looks better, smarter too, weird, Loveya.” — Jim Bailey, Trail Times

Annual General Meeting Announcement Nelson Youth Soccer Association will be holding its annual general meeting at the Prestige Lakeside on Wednesday, October 10 at 7 p.m. The agenda package can be found on our website at NYS.CA 250-551-NYSA (6972)

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What is ‘Calm’?

Pastor Arden Gustafson–Nelson Covenant Church Calm. What does that look, sound, feel, taste, like? Is it inside or outside? Is it the absence of busyness? The emptiness of my to-do list? Is it the quiet, inner confidence of circumstance? Is it the trust in forces invisibly at work or a resigned “giving in” because of an inability to control those same forces? is it the result of finding the perfect career? The perfect marriage? The perfect family? Do those invoke a calm? I have always struggled with calm, because I desperately want it in my life. Perhaps because of my personality and temperament, calm often seems to be elusive and fragile. You see, there are people who just seem to exude calm. One of my heroes is uber coach Tom Osborne, University of Nebraska’s football coach of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. He was a rock. I have memories of watching Coach Osborne on the sidelines, chewing


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gum, intently watching the game with this super human calmness that defied explanation. Not smiling, but not scowling or screaming and carrying on like any score of lousy coaches today. Just calm. Never mind the storm around him, never mind the mindless fans in the stadium. Just a non-anxious presence whether winning or losing (which, by the way, he did a whole lot more winning). Geez, I wanna be like that. Why can’t I be like that? There have been times in my life where calm should have prevailed - those times of good circumstances when the town crier could have yelled, “It’s 10 o’clock and all is well!” but inside and outside, all was not well. All was not calm. All was not bright. Yet, there have been other times when I have experienced a supernatural calm in the midst of struggle - kinda like Jesus being able to sleep soundly in the boat when chaos is all around him. Never have those times been because all $)ULHQGO\%LEOH my circumstances are under control. Never &HQWUH&KXUFK have those times been Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am because my to-do list were empty. Never have these moments been “ ” because sin is gone 623 Gordon Rd. Nelson BC V1L 5X6 from my life. But there Phone 250-352-9322 • Pastor Rev. Ken H. Keber was a calm. Why? 5HIUHVKPHQWVDUHVHUYHGDIWHUWKHVHUYLFH This is, to me, the faith $ŋ OLDWHGZLWKWKH3HQWHFRVWDO$VVHPEOLHVRI&DQDGD

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Are you ready to rock? The Nelson Curling Club might be the perfect outlet. The local club is starting to put in the ice sheets in preparation for next week’s open house events that run Wednesday to Friday. The open house goes Wednesday between 6 and 9 p.m. where the public is invited to practice or simply try it out. There will be veteran curlers on hand to help introduce and inspire. Also Wednesday at 6:45 p.m., the club is inviting women interested in giving the sport a go to a special practice session. On Friday there will be an opening season part at the club starting at 7 p.m. and running until 9. That will also be a chance for practice and registering for league play which begins on October 15. For more information the Nelson Curling Club and its programs call Allison Sutherland at 250-229-4511.

In loving memory of Ramsay MacDonald (Don) Segur Born: October 29, 1924 Passed: September 26, 2012 Married to Joan Frances Segur (nee Cutler) for 60 years Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-grandfather, Sports Fan and Fisherman Don will be missed by his wife Joan, sister Delphine Carrell; children Trudy (Mike) Skands, Patti (Randy) Turner, Laurie (Ed) Mannings, Joanne Segur, and Don Segur; grand children, Jennifer (Andrew), Jeff (Diana), Jacqueline (Eric), Nicole, Lee, Jason, Michelle, Jamie, Sam and Andrea; great-grandchildren Jeremy, Justin, Reese, and Karsyn; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his brother Vincent (Billy) Segur. Don was born in Golden to Marjorie and Vincent (Bill) Segur. He grew up in Revelstoke and was always busy with his sister Delphine at the Revelstoke YMCA. In high school he was a“Call Boy”for the CPR. He joined the Air Force at the age of 17 and was sent overseas. Upon his return he worked as a plumber for Stuart Burridge. He moved with his wife Joan and family to Nelson in 1958 where he worked with CP Rail and West Kootenay Power as a plumber and pipefitter.Don was an especially kind and generous man with a dry sense of humor that was enjoyed by everyone. He was an athlete, enjoying gymnastics, baseball, basketball and ski jumping and was an exceptionally passionate fisherman. He rarely missed a game on t.v., and over the years he coached gymnastics and rowing. Watching his children and grandchildren play sports was high on his list of priorities. Don’s family would like to thank Dr. J. Noiles, for his many years of friendship and exceptional care, and the staff of Mountain Lakes, in Falcon Ridge Cottage, for their abundance of loving care and incredible support over the past 4 months. As an expression of sympathy, family and friends may make a donation to: B.C. Kidney Foundation or Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be expressed at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

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The Nelson City Soccer League Finley’s Ladies Rec final went Sunday at Lakeside pitch with the Dirty Dozen taking on defending champion Lily Whites. Though they gave a spirited effort, the Dirty Dozen could not match the Lily Whites’ offensive punch and lost 6-1. Bob Hall photos

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

Merchandise for Sale

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

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Twin size wooden bed frame with hardware painted green FREE first come first served 352-9108

Fruit & Vegetables GRAND FORKS FARMS: Wed: 402 Baker St, beside the Full Circle Cafe, Nelson Thur: Canadian Tire parking lot behind A & W, Castlegar Sat: Cottonwood Market Nelson Grand Forks Tree ripen Gala apples $0.50/lb in 20 lb box Fresh Grand Forks Gala/ Honeycrisp apple juice $13.00/5 litre box. Grand Forks butternut, acorn kabocha & spaghetti squash $0.80/lb. Honeycrisp & Ambrosia apples, Coronation seedless concord grapes. Local sweet spanish onions cooking onions, potatoes carrots, beets, cabbage and much more . Family friendly prices. Terry, Val & Erran Rilkoff 250-442-3514

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Misc. for Sale

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

Newer White High Back Truck Canopy, fits mid size Pickup, paid $1000 6 years ago asking $295 250 551-5115

Panasonic 27 in TV, digital satellite receiver 305, & dish, exc cond; Raven PR2417 24 pin printer; 350 new plastic 4 L juice jugs; honey. Mike McLennan. 250-442-2933.

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Boat motor outboard 40+ HP long shaft 352-3239

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

Lots for Sale Two Building Lots in Castlegar Fully Serviced, Call 250-365-5663

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Nelson Fairview: Clean quiet, 2 bdrm apt. Adult oriented. NS/NP. Ref required. $650/mo + util. Call 250-352-3965 NELSON: Gyro Park, Lake View Apartment. 1 or 2 bdrm, private entrance, shared laundry, clawfoot tub and internet. Semi-furnished, if needed. Park-like setting. NS/ NP References required. Available Nov 1st $1,050/mo all inclusive. 352-0776 or 505-7650 Salmo: Apt 3 bdr W/D, F/S, N/S, N/P, new high efficient very economical heat pump. ref req. Looking for mature quiet tenant. $550/m + hydro avail Nov 1st 250 357-9753

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

Commercial/ Industrial Shop or studio self-contained 15’x20’. Counters, storage $350/mOBO 354-1460 Andrea

Cottages / Cabins 1 brdm 7 mile, Nelson. Lakeside cabin, long term rental. Suits 1 person. NS/NP. $650 util incl. 250-825-4424 Avai Immed 2 Bdrm Furnish Cottage Lakefront North Shore on bus route N/S $1200/m incl Util, Internet & TV Call bef 8pm 825-9295

Duplex / 4 Plex GREEN Living Johnstone Rd. Solar hot water F/S W/D 2 BR Children welcome. NS NP Oct 15. $850/mo 250-352-5492

Homes for Rent 4 bedroom heritage house close to downtown for rent November 1st. Partially or unfurnished. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, woodburning stove. Seeking responsible, quiet family/couple for long term/yearly lease. No smoking, no pets. References required. $1500/month + utilities. Call Kelly at 250-505-1148 to view. CASTLEGAR 3 Bdrm House,1 up & 2 down $800/mth + utilities Phone 250-304-3026 Cute small 1 bdrm cottage W/D, adult park 7 min to Nelson Granite Rd $600/m + util Trevor 250 354-8409 Fairview-3 bdrm avail immediately, near bus stop & school with garden space looking for long term F/S, WD DW N/S N/P $1175/m + util 250 825-4424 NELSON 3mile: 2bdrm, 2bth Lake Front Home. Available November 1st 250-825-2200

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Great for couple/family! Perfect Uphill location, 3-4 bdrm, new appliances, bright, wd floors, fenced yard, off street parking, NS/NP. $1200 + utls. Avai Nov 1! 250 505-9759

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

Townhouses NELSON John’s Walk waterfront development, 3 BDRM, 3 levels, deck, carport, contemporary design, FP, W/D, DW, ensuite. $1400, available Nov. 1st, references required. Call 505-4658.

Want to Rent Greeting Landlords!! Responsible & Reliable local tenant looking for a 2 bdrm in the Nelson Area. Willing to pay $800-950. Please call if you have something that may work 250-825-9626 Nelson: Older gentleman seeks accom in town. Mobility limitations, level access or limited stairs preferred. Can manage $600/m all incl. Good ref avai. Contact Darrell @ 250 777-2971 Nelson: Young family requires 2 bdrm rental in town, or close to public transit. We are responsible folks with great ref, up to $1200/m incl util. Plz call Jeremy @250 777-3202


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Boats 1979 Reinell 21’ Cabin Cruiser mercury inboard, 9.5 outboard evenrude, 2 electric down riggers, VHS Radio fish finder bottomline, $7,000 Super winter fishing boat. Call 250-365-7854 or 250365-4740 Can be seen at Lang Marina at Balfour

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@


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Homes Wanted We Want to Buy a House in Nelson Uphill or Fairview, off street parking, potential for a rental suite call Tira 505-0698


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

Cars - Domestic 2008 Buick CX 34,000 kms, V-6 fully loaded, leather seats, aluminum wheels, $14,000 Call 250-365-5164

Cars - Sports & Imports Fully loaded 2000 Honda Accord, 3.0 L motor, Auto $5,500, 250-365-3234

Motorcycles JUST IN TIME FOR FALL 2012 Gas Gas ec 300 Electric start 2 stroke Enduro Race Bike. MSRP $8950 ON SALE now for $8199. Available in Kimberley @ Meadowbrook Motors. (250)427-7690

Recreational/Sale 1997 Nash 21.5 ft 5th wheel. Exc cond. $6,500. 250-4428655. Hunter’s special 1974 Vanguard 18’ 360 motor $3000 250-365-3234

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Fiberglass 16’, seats 6, with 140 HP sterndrive, incl trailer & comes w/new top cover.$3,750 - view @ 1232 Trevor St 250 352-2858 for more info.

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Legal Notices WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN Notice is hereby given that Western Auto Wreckers (1974) Ltd. of 2374 Granite Road, Nelson, BC, V1L 6T9 will be selling the following items owned by Shane George Brown of Czar, AB for the amount owing for storage, towing, and other fees. -2003 F350 SD Crew Cab 4x4 1FTSW31P93EC98916 -2007 Zinger Crossfire Travel Trailer 4V0TC30297A005926 These items will be sold on Oct. 12/2012 at the aforementioned address between 12pm and 1pm. Sealed bids only.

2003 Nissan Xterra XE, yellow, 227,000 kms, new winter tires. $6500. 250 354-2920

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of Nick Kurbatoff, Deceased, formerly of the Village of Kaslo, Province of British Columbia who died January 21, 2012. Notice is Hereby Given that all persons having claims against the Estate of Nick Kurbatoff, Deceased, formerly of the Village of Kaslo, Province of British Columbia, who died on the 21st day of January, 2012, are hereby required to send the particularts thereof to the undersigned Mike Sookochoff, Executor, on or before December 7, 2012, after which date the Estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Mike Sookochoff, Executor c/o LEWIS J. BRIDGEMAN McEWAN & CO. LAW CORPORATON 1432 Bay Avenue Trail, B.C. V1R 4B1

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NELSON – Prestige Lakeside Resort Wednesday Oct 17, 9 am – 3:30 pm NELSON – Nelson Health Unit Wednesday Oct 24, 9 am – 3:30 pm Wednesday Oct 31, 9 am – 3:30 pm SLOCAN PARK – Slocan Park Hall Friday Oct 19, 10 am – noon


SLOCAN CITY – Slocan City Wellness Centre Tuesday Oct 23, 1 pm – 3 pm DROP IN SALMO – Salmo Valley Y & C Centre Thursday November 1, 10 am – 2 pm BALFOUR – Balfour Covenant Church Monday, November 5, 10 am – 1 pm


Flu shots are safe, effective and provided free for: • Anyone 65 years and older and their caregivers/household contacts • All children age 6 to 59 months of age and their caregivers/household contacts • Aboriginal people • Children and adults with chronic health conditions and their household contacts • And more …to view a full list of those who can get their flu shot for free visit For more information contact your local public health office or call the Nelson area flu line 250-505-7230

Sports Soccer Moves Indoor for Winter

Facility fulfilling the Quest BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

The autumn chill is definitely in the Kootenay air and that can only mean one thing: Soccer is getting set to move indoors. Six years ago Soccer Quest moved to Nelson with the promise to bolster enthusiasm for the sport in an already solid soccer community. When the indoor season opens on October 15, the packed programs and constant thud, thud, thud of kicked soccer balls will confirm that it’s mission accomplished. “Our goal is to make sure this facility is full and it looks like we are on our way this year,” said Soccer Quest owner Dave Spendlove. When the Nelson and District Community Complex was completed in the early 2000s, the need for what was then a small secondary ice hockey rink was no longer required. The building was in disrepair and the City of Nelson was exploring options for the building. The idea of even knocking

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the old rink down was even floated. At that same time, Spendlove was working with BC Soccer and stopped into Nelson to do a coaching clinic. He was approached about the idea of turning the old kid’s rink into an indoor soccer facility. Spendlove had a long history in the sport and helped open Canada’s first indoor soccer facilities with 13 other partners in Etobicoke, Ontario. For several years the Spendlove was part of many other indoor facilities springing up across the country. Spendlove met with former

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Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce manager Roy Heuckendorff who was a strong advocate for sport. After several meetings and presentations to the City, Soccer Quest was given the green light to redevelop the old rink. “Nelson actually chose me,” Spendlove smiles. “I always felt that the Kootenays was an ignored community in the Canadian soccer world. I knew there would be interest once we got it going. When I saw that there were 1,000 kids playing youth soccer in a community of this size, if you do it on a per capita basis that would make this one of the biggest clubs in Canada. I knew the numbers were good and it would work.” Since its first season six years ago, Soccer Quest has built momentum for the facility by adding new programs every year. It started with the kids, but then a men’s recreational league was Story continues on Page 27

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Sports Nelson Baseball

Ready for play BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

It wasn’t carved out of an Iowa cornfield, but the Nelson Baseball Association has created its own little Field of Dreams in Uphill. After many years of planning and several months of landscaping, the baseball diamond at Lion’s Park is almost complete and will be ready for play in the coming spring. They have built it and now it’s up to players to come. “Wouldn’t you love to come and hang out there to play baseball?” said Nelson Baseball Association president Larry Martel when asked if the new diamond will help bolster registration in the community. The old diamond at Lion’s Park was determined unfit for proper baseball practices and games. The baseball association took $42,000 it had in a special fund to pay for the upgrades. The result is new fencing, dugouts and a grass infield that is now one of the best in the Kootenays. The baseball association trusted Nelson’s All Terrain Landscaping with the job designing and overhauling the diamond. Using baseball parks in Kamloops as a model, Derek Levan, Shawn Correnti and their crew from All Terrain pulled it off. “I don’t think it would have happened without these guys,” said association treasurer Corbin Comishin. The upgrade also required help from the City of Nelson and the association is thankful for the work done by parks boss Karen MacDonald and the crew. One row of Lombardi poplars were removed in the spring and the second row will be removed by next spring. The trees have been replaced with more appropriate trees for a public park. The city also installed the sprinkler system. The diamond is now regulation little league (players 11 and under) and would be available to host provincial championships in the future. The association is also working on plans to upgrade the city’s main baseball diamond — Queen Elizabeth in Fairview — which they hope to execute in the near future.

Continued from Page 26 added, followed by a ladies league, a co-ed league, rep development for youth and this season the Whitecaps FC program will take be camped in the dryness of the indoor facility. One test of the facility’s success is the success youth teams have shown over the last few years. Nelson Youth Soccer rep teams are the powerhouse association in this part of British Columbia and it’s no surprise the rise started a few years back. “It’s because of the facility, but it wouldn’t be possible without the quality level of coaching the kids are getting,” said Spendlove, who moved to Canada from Liverpool in 1979. “We spend a lot of mon-

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

Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP) Pets Available for Adoption For info call 250-551-1053 or visit



Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814

Robert Goertz 250.354.8500


Your country retreat just south of Ymir with access to crown land, this 2-storey home is warm and inviting with upright log walls, wood beamed ceilings, wood stove in the dining and living rooms, 3 bright bedrooms, and expansive covered front porch overlooking a spacious yard. New 200-amp electrical service plus underground cable in place for a shop.

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Oreo is a petite, quiet, sweet girl, who wants to have all the attention from her people. Dogs are fine but no cats. She is five years old, and has a unique “paint job”, very distinctive markings. She is a lovely girl, deserving a second chance for a good, long life. Call: 250-551-1053.

This very nice cat is 10 years old, but young for her age. She is an extremely friendly lap cat. She is perfectly healthy, clean, quiet. She likes dogs, but is afraid of other cats. Needs an indoor-outdoor situation, where she can keep your lap warm but also exhibit her amazing mouser skills. Call: 250-551-1053.

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


This 4-bedroom home sits on a private 1.9 acres. Features include maple floors and cabinets, spacious room sizes, cathedral ceilings and an attached double garage. Located between Nelson and Castlegar and ready for immediate possession, this will not last long. Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584



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This passive solar designed home is as unique as it is beautiful. Completely renovated and transformed, this home is truly a pleasure to be in. The unique styling of this home makes it extremely efficient and economical to heat. Also offered is a partly finished one bedroom suite ready for your undertaking. All this sits on oversized landscaped lot. If you have been looking for something as unique as you are, look no further.

THE PURR KITTENS Shirley, Larry and Moe are 10-week old sweethearts! They are friendly, funny, and full of energy. They have been vet checked and vaccinated, and will be spayed/neutered and tattooed at a later age by KAAP. This is covered by their adoption fee. Check them out on or call Daryl at 250-551-1053 to set up a visit in their foster home.

Call Lev or Norm LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! 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.

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Send us your strangest or funniest pet story Wide array of prizes! Limit 400 words Three age classes: Under 12, 12-17 & Adult Email to fax to 352-7407

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And KAAP has some very sweet kitties that needd forever homes before the cold sets in. Now is a great time to adopt a rescue kitty; all KAAP cats/kittens are spayed/neutered, and vaccinated. Please check out these special ones, and also on our web site at Please call Daryl at 250-5511053 for assistance and information.

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ey bringing in good coaches. The better the coaching, the better the program and the better the players will become.” Like any sport, what players put in is what they get out. Having an outlet in the winter allows young players and old to get their fill of soccer. “Obviously the more you practice the better you are going to be,” said Spendlove. “With an indoor facility it gives you the chance for the kids to kick a ball around..” Soccer Quest is still taking registration for a wide variety of programming for both youth and adults. For more information on the programs head to

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DAISY Her foster parents call her “Daisy the Clown”. Almost a year old, she still has that kitten energy that makes you laugh. Initially a bit shy, but after that she is adorable, friendly, affectionate, and gets along with other cats. Call 250-551-1053 to meet Daisy in Shoreacres.


Hello, October! We’ve got some great things going on:

Friday, October 5, 2012 Nelson Star

Holistic Nutrition Lecture with Lisa Kilgour (RHN) Tuesday October 9, 1pm-4pm


Join Registered Holistic Nutritionist Lisa Kilgour in the Wellness Department for an information Q & A about nutrition and your health.

Co-op Week

The Power of the Co-operative Business Model

Wellness Lecture FREE


A talk by Rebecca Pearson Monday, October 15, 6:30- 8:30pm


Craft Connection Co-operative 378 Baker Street, Nelson

World Food Day

Opening hours: Mon - Sat, 8am - 8pm, Sundays 8am - 6pm. follow us on facebook

After the Harvest Cooking Class

A few spaces still available. Register now at Customer Service!

Thursday, October 18, 6:30-8:30pm

Active members only – while quantities last. Stock up on a huge selection foods and products.

UCCC events to celebrate the International Year of Cooperatives:

Youth Co-op Stories Travelling Art Show

295 Baker Street, Nelson t: 250 354 4077

October 21-27

Thursday October 11, 6:30-8:30pm

October 14-20

Expressions, 554 Ward Street, Nelson

Kootenay Co-op

Fall Case Lot Sale!

Tuesday October 16

Budget Gourmet demo marathon from 126pm, offering recipes and samples of healthy, affordable foods. Plus food/supplement samples available throughout the store. 1% of sales will be donated to the Nelson Food Cupboard.

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Thursday, October 25, 6:30-8:00pm, location: Expressions 554 Ward Street, Nelson. Free Lecture by Natural Health Counsellor Peter V. Quenter DHM (Pract.) NHC. Sponsored by Flora.

Hallowe’en Wednesday, October 31 Kids are encouraged to come to the store in costume for trick or treating!

The Co-op is returning


to our member-owners this year! Member Patronage Returns will be available at the tills beginning October 9, 2012.

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Grand Opening Saturday Oct 6th, 10 am – 4 pm 2739 Hwy 3A, Nelson (6 mile)

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Oct 5th - Drumsound & Bassline Smith UK Drum n Bass Legends Oct 6th - The Liknuts The Beatnuts & The Alkaholiks Oct 10th - Sanktuary with Almanak & Immune to Cobras Oct 12th - Nasty Nasty Harvest Party w/Video Mapped Visuals Oct 13th - Mat the Alien with Yan Zombie Oct 19th - JPod Oct 20th - Pimpsoul Ghetto Funk Oct 26th - Creepshow Art Show feat. Local Artists & DJs Oct 27th - Funk Hunters Halloween Bash Full A/V Set Nov 2nd - Plants & Animals with Rah Rah Nov 3rd - Smalltown DJs Nov 9th - CunninLynguists

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Combined Tha Alkaholiks and The Beatnuts have collaborated with acts like Xzbit, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Ice-T, the Neptunes, Common, Pete Nice and ChiAli, and now the two hip hop groups are coming together forming Liknuts. Juju and Psycho Les from Queens met in the late 1980s. Psycho Les had begun producing beats and DJing at 15 years old and was introduced to fellow producer Juju by a friend. While searching for new samples, Juju and Psycho Les – who became Beatnuts – met hip hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa, who introduced them to Native Tongues members De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest and the Jungle Brothers. By the early 1990s the duo was producing tracks for a variety of MCs and rappers and become known as remix specialists by remixing songs for acts like Da Lench Mob and Naughty by Nature. Their debut album Intoxicated Demons was released in 1993 and was met by rave reviews by Allmusic, The Source and Entertainment Weekly. The Beatnuts have continued to produce albums through out the '90s and into the 2000s including the release of

their album with Tha Alkaholiks this year. The other half of Liknuts, Tha Alkaholiks found their beginning in Los Angeles. Since the early 1990s they have produced funky, upbeat, hedonismthemed party music with a hardcore hip hop edge powered by the beats of DJ and producer E-Swift, and the lively comedic rhymes of J-Ro and Tash. After receiving recognition in 1992 following their appearance on Tee’s Tha Triflin Album, Tha Alkaholiks found themselves with supporting act slots for KRS-One, Ice Cube and Too

Short. Their debut album 21 and Over hit record store shelves in 1993 and has been called “perhaps the quintessential West Coast party album,” by Allmusic’s Nathan Rabin. The Alkaholiks went on to produce four more albums but it was announced that their 2006 album Firewater would be their last. Firewater was followed by their farewell live tour. Liknuts will take the stage at Spiritbar on Saturday at Spirtbar. Doors open at 10 p.m.

Drumsound Chinese for Travelers

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Bassbizniz presents the biggest UK drum and bass headliner to ever touch down in the Kootenays, Drumsound and Bassline Smith, who play Spiritbar tonight. Drum and bass would not be the same without Drumsound and Bassline Smith (aka Andy Wright, Benjamin Wiggett and Simon Bassline Smith). Together the trio have body-slammed dancefloors from Derby to Durban and entrenched themselves as three of the finest drum and bass tastemakers on the planet courtesy of the blue chip label Technique Recordings. Their music has constantly been played by other top artists in the industry including Andy C, DJ Hype, DJ Fresh, Friction, Tantrum Desire, Subfocus, Aphrodite, and many more in every corner of the globe. They just recently did the world famous BBC Radio 1 Essential mix on September 22 showcasing a whole bunch of new material, which will be played right here in Nelson. Big opening sets will be by Deeps and Mr. B. First 50 tickets just $15 at the Hume Hotel and 20$ thereafter. Doors open at 10 p.m. For more information on this show and upcoming events at Spiritbar visit their Facebook page. Editor: Megan cole

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After a long delay, local band Chinese For Travelers are ready to debut their first album. Started two years ago by drummer Rob Radcliffe, he recruited bassist Sam Inkster first, having played with him for years in the now defunct Wantmonster. Singer and synth player Stephanie Schrempp-Zizzou was next, hijacked from her regular gig with 8'0s band Val Kilmer and The New Coke. The final piece of the puzzle was singer and guitarist Nelson From Nelson, a regular in the local music scene and currently playing with progressive rockers Almanak. After a year of writing, rehearsals, and two shows, the group headed to Mopus Studios. Under the direction of friends (and bandmates in The Automation) Shane Johnsen and Al Black, six tracks were recorded. "To save time and money, we recorded the bed tracks in one day, all playing together in the same room",

explains Nelson. "It was very efficient, and had a more organic feel than a usual drums-thenbass-then-guitars type of recording." The extensive editing, mixing and mastering began – all done inhouse by Johnsen – after a month of overdubbing vocals, guitars, and keyboards. The album was nearly done, and the group had one rehearsal for their next show before tragedy struck; Nelson fell off a retaining wall, breaking both ankles, heels, a vertebrae and tailbone. The local community rallied behind him, showing massive support at a fundraiser on his behalf, and finally he is ready to take the stage again. "It's been a long five months, for sure, but I'm well enough to play now, and want to get back to doing what I love," he says. Chinese For Travelers are joined by Shyness Of Strangers (aka Vadim Kristopher) playing songs off of his new album, and Winlaw rock duo Immune 2 Cobras. Tickets are $10 at the door and doors open at 9 p.m.

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Born out of the thigh of a God, and the mind of local actor and creator Lucas Myers, the Cromoli Brothers are back and are running for supreme leader in Cromoli 4 Supreme Leader. Demi-Gods St. John and Hasbro Cromoli may have a lofty past but their paths crossed as children in small town Saskatchewan. Audiences familiar with Myers’ work may know the Cromolis from his production In the Beginning: The Origin of the Cromoli Brothers. “I wanted to do a new Cromoli brothers show,” he said. “I was watching what was going on with the American election and was really struck by the absurdity of the campaigns, and all campaigns really.” Myers was excited by the idea the Cromolis, these completely unknown vaudevillian guys, would run for supreme leader with full confidence and excitement.

In attempt to reach the masses, the Cromoli campaign has attempted to bring in the interests of their voters. Myers has been conducting polls through a blog asking the audience for their thoughts on decriminalization of various drugs, cats, membership in gender specific social clubs and more. In true campaign form the Cromolis have swag including shirts designed by Meghan Hildebrand, mugs by Eva Myers McKimm and felt action figures by Kim O’Brien. Myers will also be joined on stage by special guests like Clinton Swanson, Wage Swager and the Nelson and Kootenay Boundary District Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Choir (and Gentleman). Cromoli 4 Supreme Leader opens tonight at the Capitol Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16 and are available online at, by phone at 250-352-6363 or at the Capitol box office. An extended version of this story is available at

Overture Society Nelson Overture Concert Society was proud present its first concert of the series with a display of virtuosity and musicality by Inna Falicks, performing works by Beethoven and contemporary composer, Corigliano The rest of the season promises to be as exciting with performances by Musica Intima, which will be at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, October 13. Musica Intima is a Vancouver-based chamber choir. Allison Girvan, soprano, who in this programme is exploring the increasingly ambiguous boundary between classical song and Broadway tune with compsers like Kurt Weil, George Gerschwin, to name a few. For more information on upcoming Overture Society productions and other Capitol theatre events visit

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A resident musician of the Kootenays for over 16 years, an award-winning BC recording artist, and a constant performer on Nelson stages, Jude Davison, recently left the serenity of the Kootenays to relocate to England in the summer of 2011. You may remember Davison from his shows with his crack 10-piece band performing in full costume and circus regalia at the Capitol Theatre, Kaslo Jazz festivals, or Canada Day at Lakeside Park. Or maybe you caught him singing at Max and Irmas? Well, Davison is back with a new album that’s based right here in the Kootenays, well sort of. While he is still living in England Davison has just released his 20th album, Head Bone Gumbo, a collaboration with Nelson-

based poet and friend, Blake Parker. Over the years Davison and Parker worked together on several creative projects. Parker’s death in 2007 left behind a great well of unpublished works and manuscripts. In 2011 Parker’s partner, Monica, published another installment of Blake’s writings, a book of song poems and lyrics called Laughter At My Window. In the spring of 2012 Davison picked up the book and began setting music to some of Parker’s words. The result is Head Bone Gumbo, a mix of sounds that he calls, ‘countrybilly-blues’. Davison has been performing in the UK over the past year and this album will be released via his website: and also through and is available in Nelson at Packrat Annies.



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Neil Diamond Dustin Stashko 103.5 The Bridge Afternoon Drive Host One could argue that Thanksgiving is an American holiday, but I like to think Canada borrowed it because we’re always up for a good party. Now, Thanksgiving should be completely stress-free but it rarely is. There’s pressure to make a big meal and to organize your family and friends around the dinner table. But once everyone is there and the bottles of wines have been opened and football is blaring on the TV, everything just seems to fall into place. If you’re having Thanksgiving with family, friends, or alone, these are songs that you should be playing. The Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane: This will have you jumping around in the kitchen. The Clash - Lost in The Supermarket: I hope for your sake you don’t have to make a trip to the supermarket Thanksgiving weekend, that place is a war-zone. have a plan of attack if you dare make the trip. Harry Nillson - Jump Into the Fire: This song will make you feel invincible — Just what you need to quell the stress of the weekend. The Cave Singers - Hay Stacks: Sounds like it should be out of the ‘60s. The older generations feasting will enjoy the Motown gospel chorus too. They better like it, if not

then make sure their turkey is dry. Neil Diamond - Kentucky Woman: Because what holiday is complete without Neil Diamond? You think I’m being ironic with that song choice but trust me, it’s sincere. I almost have a shrine built for this guy. Dusty Springfield - Son of A Preacher Man: From personal experience, this is the perfect song to calm everyone down after Grandma’s cat leaps at one of the kid’s face. Also, if the cat’s name is Mittens you’re in trouble. He’s been reincarnated. The Heavy - Set Me Free: Soul music should be playing a lot during Thanksgiving, because family brings that out in you. Or Not. Whatever, it’s a good song. This is soulrevival at its damn finest. The Lumineers - Ho Hey: Every family member will be mumbling the chorus of this one after that second bottle of wine gets popped open. The Rural Alberta Advantage - North Star: After moving to Toronto, lead singer Nils Cline missed his home province Alberta so much he named his band after his longing for it. This band is all about missing something that’s important to you, but being adult enough to accept and deal with its absence. This song’s for those who are spending their long weekend solo. If you are, my home is always open - I’ll be cooking fi sh sticks with a side of Five Minute rice. I shouldn’t be surprised that nobody’s jumped on that invitation, yet.

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A decision made in a jail cell sets off a compelling journey of self-discovery. A life of drug addiction and crime, forged from a childhood of neglect and abuse, is left behind and a new world opens up—a world of frozen adventure. Margo Talbot, author of the inspiring memoir All that Glitters, (Sono Nis Press, 2011) reads at the Nelson Public Library on Thursday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. From the depths of suicidal depression to the pristine challenge of Arctic and Antarctic landscapes, world-renowned ice climber Talbot’s heartbreaking, unflinchingly honest account takes us on her decades-long downward spiral and ultimately to the discovery of the mountains and wild places in which she finds healing. “The only thing I had to hold onto that was captivating, that I was passionate about, was the sport of ice climbing,” said Talbot. Climbing frozen waterfalls turned out to be Talbot’s climb to reach a life some have called

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enviable. Now living in Winlaw, Talbot has competed in a number of ice climbing competitions, is a sponsored athlete with Outdoor Research, and works as a guide for an enterprise called Chicks with Picks. She also runs The Glitter Girls, an adventure guiding company for women. Talbot has been a speaker at events in Canada, Australia, and the US. Talbot’s author tour is sponsored by the Nelson Library in co-operation with the Kootenay Library Federation. For more information please call 352-6333.


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The Capitol Theater presents: Axis Theatre Company THE NUMBER 14 20th Anniversary Tour Arts Education at Oxygen

Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 8pm The Capitol welcomes the triumphant return of THE NUMBER 14 bus on Saturday, October 20 at 8:00pm.“ When we gathered together the amazing people who created this show twenty years ago, we never dreamed the piece would have the longevity to be bringing this unique vehicle to people all over the world. THE NUMBER 14 has pulled into school gymnasiums and community halls from the Gulf Islands to the 1,400 seat Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. From an acclaimed run in Jerusalem to a Drama Desk nominated Broadway run in New York, The Number 14 proves that travelling by bus can be prestigious, adventuresome and filled with surprises.” says Director Wayne Specht and Original Director Roy Surette. THE NUMBER 14 is a Canadian success story extraordinaire! In an amazing theatrical tour-de-force, six of Vancouver’s finest performers strut, swing, sing and talk their way in and out of adventures aboard Vancouver’s #14 bus that is part Monty Pythonesque, part Mr. Bean and wholly engaging. An ingenious farce about the variety of personalities that congregate on a city bus, the Drama Desk Award-winning production by Axis Theatre Company features six actors playing over 60 larger than life characters who are sometimes goofy, occasionally elegant and always hilarious. Somersaulting old ladies, ballet-dancing businessmen and turbo-talking girl scouts all hitch a ride on one of Vancouver’s real-life bus routes and capture the absurdity and diversity of city dwellers daily commute. Combining commedia dell Arte, puppetry and music, THE NUMBER 14 is the one bus audiences will want to take again and again and again. “Winningly, wild. A slap-happy ride. The performers go about their work with zest and talent” New York Times

Nelson and District Arts Council The Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) held its AGM at The Royal on September 13 and the new board has already had a board orientation evening, facilitated by Deb Borsos. Currently, the NDAC directors are: Karen Bennett, Darcy Hula, Terran Orletsky, Ron Robinson, Amber Santos and Sara Victor. The board held their strategic planning meeting on October 4 . The session, facilitated by Pat Henman, had the goal of developing a one year and three year plan for what NDAC should be doing in the community. The Board is still looking for some additional members. If you are interested, go to: and click on “contact us”. Next year will be the 25th anniversary of ArtWalk – this could be your opportunity to get involved.

Creating Suspense on the Page with Deryn Collier Tuesdays Nov 6 - Dec 4 from 6.30 - 8.30pm Colour Your World: Introduction to Painting with Deborah Thompson Saturdays Nov 10 - Dec 15 from 10am - 2pm Register by phone at KSA: 250 352 2821 Or drop by KSA: 606 Victoria St in Nelson For more info: 320 Vernon St (Alley entrance)

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Image: Noolkisaruni Tarakuai, the Maasai Herder, Kenya, 2009 © Peter Menzel / What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets

WHAT I EAT Around the World in 13 Diets

Sept 15 - Nov 18 ALSO: See “What Nelson Eats”, at the Nelson Public Library! Featuring profiles of local people 502 Vernon Street, Nelson BC and their food for the day. 250.352.9813 Exhibit sponsor:

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here is no doubt that summer’s over now. When I woke up on October 1 the leaves had started changing colour almost overnight. The days are going to be cooler and the nights colder, but that’s no reason to lower your spirits. For all of us that like to play in the snow, it means that we should be getting our winter toys out and priming them for what’s ahead. Just because the winter is upon us doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be outside enjoying what last days we have with our barbecues. We should be looking to maximize every day we have with them until it becomes too cold to bare. A dear friend of mine has gotten into stone grilling for his family and I thought that this would be a great topic of conversion for this week’s column. There are many different kinds of stones that could be used for this and it all depends on personal preference. I like to use a lava stone as opposed to marble or slate, and the reason for this is it simply holds its heat longer and keeps the flavours carrying over to the next meal. A good quality stone should hold its heat for about 30 minutes once it’s removed from the main heat source. Stone grilling is one of the oldest known methods of cooking and has many health benefits, but is only starting to make a comeback over the last decade or so. Unlike a frying pan you don’t need to use oils to help food from sticking to the stone. As the heat simply releases itself from the protein when ready to. All of the unwanted things such as fat in whatever you are cooking drains off and leaves you with a healthier, low-calorie meal. Using a stone can allow you to be a lot more creative with your barbecue and can make your meals a little more enjoyable. Instead of just cooking proteins and veggies try cooking a pizza on your stone while it’s in the barbecue. It will give an amazing under layer of flavour to your pizza and it will taste so much better. When you make your pizza try to think outside the box as well and use something like asparagus, prosciutto, and buffalo mozzarella.

Another thing you can do and this is by far my favourite method for the stone, is to heat it up as much as possible in your oven or on your barbecue and then cook your dinner right on the dining room table. Just make sure you have a cork board or something to absorb the heat. While the stone is heating up you can thinly slice your beef, pork or even fish and place it on a plate with veggies. Once the stone is hot enough, everyone can gather around and take turns cooking and serving. This is a great way to spend an evening with your family and friends as you are forced to take your time and enjoy eachothers company, as well as have some fun with each others cooking abilities. Just remember you want to keep everything thinly sliced so that it can actually cook properly and develop some nice flavours before you lose your heat. To add to the depth of your meal try marinating everything the night before and don’t be shy to experiment with different flavours. It can be something as simple that may spark the interest of your inner chef and could even turn into a tradition with your family.

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Specializing in Greek cuisine, fresh Mediterranean Style Roast La mb served nightly. Come try our world fa mous fish‘n’chips, a Nelson icon for over 25 years. Gourmet burgers, wraps and sandwiches. We offer a wide selection of vegetarian dishes. Join us for every occasion.

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It’s been two years since I’ve been home for Thanksgiving or Christmas, and while I miss my family, I have to admit what I really miss is the food I grew to love during holidays. Every family has their traditions, and even if you don’t recognize them, there are traditions around food. I don’t really remember how this recipe first ended up in my house, but it has quickly become a holiday staple. It’s not Thanksgiving or Christmas at the Cole’s without bacon wrapped stuffing bundles, and let’s face it, your holiday meals have probably been lacking without out these babies. I love them so much that once in high school my friend and I made them in the middle of spring and proceeded to eat most of them. As you get ready to give thanks, why not give thanks for bacon too, and for me for sharing this recipe with you and your loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving! Ingredients: 1/4 cup margarine 2 onions, chopped 2 celery stalks, diced 1 apple, peeled and diced 1 tbsp thyme (use fresh if you have it) 1 tbsp sage (use fresh if you have it) 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries 1 tbsp lemon rind 1 sourdough loaf 1 lb. fresh sausages 1/3 cup parsley 1 egg, beaten 12 slices bacon


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Method: Cook onions, celery, apple, thyme and sage with margarine in skillet for about 20 minutes (stirring often). Stir in cranberries and lemon rind. Meanwhile chop bread into 10 cups oatmeal size crumbs (best done in a food processor). Transfer to large bowl. Remove casing from sausage, and work into crumbs with hands. Add onion mixture, parsley and egg, toss well. Form by 1/3 cupfuls into 24 ovals or logs. Set on baking sheet. Cut bacon in half and wrap each log. Bake 350 for about 30 minutes until bacon is crisp

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Arts and Entertainment Listings


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 enough is enough and it’s 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 and help them shape their policies. Tickets are $16 and can be purchased online at, by phone at 250-352-6363 or at the box office. VOTE ONCE, VOTE OFTEN, VOTE CROMOLI.

The Capitol Theatre presents AXIS theatre company The Number 14 on Saturday, October 20 at 8 p.m. In celebration of its 20th anniversary of entertaining passengers from around the world, The Number 14 is embarking on an international tour in the fall of 2012 and stopping in Nelson! For ticket information visit The Capitol Theatre box office, call 250-352-6363 or visit capitoltheatre.


A musical feast will take the audience on a wild and wonderful ride Thursday, October 4. Woody Holler was raised in rural Manitoba and describes his Western swing style as “jazz from the saddle.” It is easy to hear echoes of his idols — Jimmy Rodgers, Wilf Carter, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys, Dean Martin and Bing Crosby. Tickets are $25 adult and $20 full-time student and can be purchased online at capitoltheatre., by phone at 250-352-6363, or at the box office.

On Friday, October 5 at Spiritbar Drumsound and Baseline Smith take the stage. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel.

The Royal is proud to present Maria Muldaur on October 5 and 6. Tickets are $15 and are available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and Doors open at 6 p.m. Showtime at approximately 8 p.m.

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with Tha Alkaholiks and you get Liknuts. The legendary hip hop artists will take the stage at Spiritbar on Saturday, October 6. Doors open at 10 p.m. and tickets information is available at the Hume Hotel. This week’s Acoustic Unplugged Sessions at Ellison’s Cafe opens with Sarah and Carson on Saturday at noon. This will be their first appearance at this venue. Next up is another first appearance to Ellison’s, Meaning Seekers is a West Kootenay trio (Christine, Steve and Susan) who share their acoustic interpretations of meaningful and popular songs. Closing act is has been described as smooth, crunchy, jazzy and hip. The music of Tofu Stravinsky is like good red wine in a coke can. Young Soul plays The Royal on Tuesday, October 9. There is no cover and doors open at 9 p.m. Sanktuary plays Spiritbar on Wednesday, October 10 with openers Almanak and Immune to Cobras. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel. Vince Vaccaro will take the stage at The Royal on Thursday, October 11. Tickets are $10 at the door or at liveattheroyal. com. Doors at 8 p.m. Showtime is at approximately 9 p.m. Nelson’s Chinese For Travellers are celebrating the release of their album on Friday, October 12. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10 at the door. It's going to be such a night when Willie MacCalder, legendary boogie blues piano man plays Friday night October 12 at The Dam Inn - in beautiful downtown South Slocan. MacCalder is making one stop in the Kootenays before embarking on a European tour in support of his newest release, Such a Night. Nasty Nasty will take the stage at Spiritbar on Friday, October 12 for a unique harvest party. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are available at the Hume Hotel. Bocephus King is at The Royal with Pauline Lamb on Saturday, October 13. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10 at the door.

The Nelson Overture Concerts Society presents Musica Intima on October 13 at the Capitol Theatre. Single tickets are $24 for adults and $14 for students. For season tickets are $75 for adults and $14 for students. Tickets are available at The Capitol Theatre box office, at 250-3526363 or at Poverty Unplugged: An Acoustic Evening takes place October 11 at Self Design High from 7 to 9 p.m. It is presented as part of Homelessness Action Week 2012, which runs from October 7 to 13 in our community. 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. The Royal is proud to present The Russell Jackson Band on Sunday, October 14. The band features Russell Jackson on bass and vocals,Theo Brown on drums and Glenn Mitchell on guitar. Jackson is a seasoned veteran of the blues having played and toured with many blues legends. It is his purpose to honour the tradition of the blues blending in a contemporary component of high energy funk and jazz. Tickets are $10 for students at the door only. Advanced tickets are $15 and they are available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and

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Craft Connection/Gallery 378 is having a huge studio clearance/seconds sale from October 12 to 16. Come downstairs into the gallery and get discounted prices on consignees’ and members’ work as we all clear out our studios to make room for winter stock! Large pieces and paintings too!

WORDS A decision made in a jail cell sets off a compelling journey of self-discovery in world-renowned ice climber Margo Talbot’s unflinchingly honest memoir All that Glitters, a book that takes us from the depths of depression to the inspiration and healing found in the world’s frozen places. Talbot reads at the Nelson Public Library on Thursday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. For more information call 352-6333. Celia Sanchez –Fidel Castro’s “significant other” –is brought to life through the imagination of a present-day Havana pediatrician in Rosa Jordan’s novel The Woman She Was. Jordan, who has written two books about Cuba as well as novels for adults and young adults, reveals her fascination with past and present-day Cuba in this deeply moving novel. Jordan reads at the Nelson Public Library on Thursday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. For more information call 352-6333.



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.

The Royal presents Mother Mother with Hannah Georgas on Tuesday, December 11. The lovely and talented Hannah Georgas who also has a new album out in October will open the show. Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 28. For more information on this and other shows visit

VISUAL ARTS Nelson CARES Society’s Supported Employment Program and Community Living BC are pleased to present Community Living Month with a vibrant and unique art show at the Kootenay

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Bakery Café during the month of October. Come by the café and see paintings, photography, poetry and jewelry, featuring artists from KSCL Bigby Place, the Clubhouse and Nelson CARES Society. The art opening reception is on October 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be cake, light refreshments, giveaways and an opportunity to meeting the diverse group of artists. This is a no-cost event and everyone is welcome!

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