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Home-based education bolsters district numbers

More than 65 years ago Japanese Canadians were forcibly removed from their homes on British Columbia’s coast and brought to internment camps in places like the Slocan Valley during the height of the Second World War. Today those who lived through the ordeal tell stories of struggle, sadness, and forgiveness. Here’s one such tale...



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Meanwhile, district-wide enrolment formi traditional ongtime Nelson resident Yosh Tagami Nelson Star Reporter remembers working for 25 cents an classrooms decreased by n hour building internment shacks on The number of public 166 students. the Popofflearning farm near Slocan City. He But because of new interschool students was 17 and is his would into o from home onfamily the rise in soon est inmove the home-based prooneKootenay of those houses, which measured 14 school x grams, the district the Lake School 25 feet. actually recorded a 53-stuDistrict. “The first winter was cold with feet in enrolment dent four increase of snow, and icicles formed inside so we overall. As a result, there put cardboard thefiwalls, â€? teaching pove more “We’ve from beenboxes onare he says. sitions in the district this working hard beyond There was very no insulation paper year compared to last. the and school and at shiplap, no indoor plumbing. School district superinWooden bunklevel beds lay end of district to at either tendent Jeff Jones said the the house with a kitchen in the middle. expand the array increases in both student They used a wood stove for cooking and of learning and teacher numbers came heating. a pleasant opportunities “Rice was rationedfor and we as made green surprise, given that last April the district arden tea our from students.â€? alfalfa leaves,â€? he says. “We had a garden and also was preparing to lay off s bought vegetables from the36 DoukABOVE —Even Jeff Jones teachers. e in horse driven hobors who came horse-driven District Superintendent before World War II, “When wagons. â€? we did our spring Japanese Canadians projections, we85, anticipated Tagami, now was born at like Yosh Tagami As of September 30, Genoa needing fewer teachers than Bay on Vancouver Island were ďŹ ngerprinted we actually because we when the school district and raised atdo Paldi, a sawmill and photographed submitted enrolment num- community anticipated we haveHe nearwould Duncan. for identity cards bers to the province, there fewer students, â€? Jones exhad four brothers and two when they turned 16. sisters. Their father noting thatJirosaku, only a were 400 full-time equiva- plained, RIGHT — Thoumillwright, in a fall lent students signed up two teacherswas whoinjured received Bob Hall photo sands of internees and unable work,on sothe the sons were sent to Slocan for Homelinks or distance layoff notices to remain began teenagers. education programs. That’s recall listlogging waitingasfor a new Michael will play CityCalledine where they en-Judas when Jesus Christ Superstar opens at the Capitol Theatre on about 219 more students Thursday night. Cast andliving crew are currently hard at work at rehearsal for the local production of dured primitive Story continues than were taking those proStory continues to to conditions. the Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera. More photos on Page 2 and see story in today’s {Vurb}. ‘Tagami’ on Page grams last year. ‘An array’ on Page 8 3 (Tak Toyota photo) SAM VAN SCHIE

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Brothers Trevor and Jody Kanigan are trying to rehabilitate Meadow Creek Cedar’s currently suspended license, but some people are unhappy the deal doesn’t include the sawmill.

He said the forest industry remains important to the area, attributing a drop in population in recent years to its decline. “It’s pretty depressing now. All of our young people are having to move. Now it’s just the pot growers left, who don’t pay taxes.” Greenlaw said an Ontario company has shown interest in the mill and license, but found the cost of catching up on reforestation requirements prohibitive and couldn’t reach a deal. Kaslo mayor Greg Lay said in an email that he supports “any attempt to create employment in the depressed area of Kaslo and Area D of the RDCK.” Lay, a registered professional forester, is sitting on the North Kootenay Lake Forestry Initiative, a group of industry professionals promoting the re-establishment of the Cooper Creek mill. The group is working on a package to present to potential investors, while trying to find uses and markets for hemlock and compressed fuel products.

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current industry happenings,” former Meadow Creek employee Garth Hardy wrote. “It’s unfortunate, but I think it’s more of a reality.” However, regional district director Andy Shadrack thinks things have “finally turned a corner” in getting the forest license transferred. “This in and of itself will again start creating local employment,” he said in an email. “The new owners are not opposed to selling part of the logged timber for local manufacturing. So I will wait to see what happens and who emerges with what proposals.” Shadrack’s predecessor as regional director, Larry Greenlaw, was more pessimistic, saying in a phone interview that “sort yards just don’t work … I’d say we’d be lucky if it was 25 per cent of the full operation. Their proposal doesn’t carry much weight.” Now retired, Greenlaw held a variety of positions with Kootenay Forest Products when it operated in the Lardeau.

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Some current and former Lardeau Valley residents don’t think the transfer of Meadow Creek Cedar’s forest license to a South Slocan company will do much to re-energize the area’s economy. In Facebook posts and interviews this week, several people expressed disappointment that restarting the Cooper Creek sawmill is not part of the arrangement. “Reading this definitely doesn’t give people of the Lardeau Valley a good feeling,” Harley Thiessen wrote on in response to Wednesday’s story about the Kanigan brothers taking over management of the license and the potential for establishing a sort yard. “It is actually ever so familiar as the last seven to eight years where all the work is taken out of the valley. The end goal needs to be getting the mill back on stream because a sort yard isn’t going to do it. “However, I think/hope that this is the step in the right direction. There are a lot of liabilities with taking over Meadow Creek Cedar and I hope the Kanigans have enough capital and value for the community to turn this disaster around.” Deseri Adrian, who left the area several years ago when troubles at the mill began, asked: “Will a sort yard actually help the valley or can they get it up and running properly so that we get all the people out there back in jobs so they don’t have to leave their families to work for weeks on end?” “We need to build the economy back up right here,” Debra Brisske said. “It’s very vague how this will do that. That mill somehow has to start running again to bring people back here.” “I have a hard time picturing the plant running like it used to due to

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Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce launched its new Think Local First 3/60 promotional campaign today. With the abundance of shopping options available from the internet to urban centre excursions, the reasons for shopping locally can sometimes be forgotten. It’s a message that is reinforced throughout the year, but it is especially import during the important Christmas retail season. The Chamber and the Economic Development Partnership has been leading the education campaign for the past several years on the benefits of shopping and buying locally. The Think Local First 3/60 marketing campaign is based on a marketing campaign in several US communities following the economic downturn. The business organization is challenging shoppers to pick three local businesses they would hate to see close. Stop in. Spend at least $60 and make a commitment to Think local First. “Those three purchases of $60 will come full circle, 360 degrees, because the businesses put your money back into the community, whether it’s through payroll and creating local jobs or donating to local charities,” said Tom Thomson, Chamber of Commerce executive director. Examples of businesses investing in the community are all around us. Just look at the donor lists for the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation campaigns or the names of team sponsors on sports jerseys. “You’re not going to see a business from Spokane or Kelowna sponsoring our hockey players, contributing to our non-profits or beautifying our city,” Thomson said.

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For this reason, he said, people should feel good about spending their money locally. “If there’s something they need and they can find the quality and selection they’re

looking for right here in Nelson, then it should be a simple decision to buy it from here.” Thomson knows nobody spends every single cent they earn in the community,

but he hopes the campaign will encourage folks to shift a greater portion of their spending to local businesses. “There’s no shortage of shopping opportunities here, and many people from neighbouring communities visit Nelson for that reason. That’s not something you should take for granted,” he said. Chamber of Commerce president Chuck Bennett notes that times have been tough for businesses as they continue to recover from the 2009 recession. “As the economy remains challenged, we as consumers need to remain diligent in making sure we support the business that are important to us,” Bennett said. “We get to decide with our buying decisions what kind of community we want. If we don’t support the Mallards and Gericks of the world, those businesses will eventually disappear.” Bennett believes many people in Nelson already know the importance of shopping local and do it regularly. The campaign is aimed at people who need a little reminder. “Shopping local isn’t a new idea, but it’s something everyone needs to continue to do to keep Nelson the great place it is,” Bennett said. So the question needs to be asked: how do we make shopping locally a habit rather than an idea? Thomson notes “the best place to start as business owners is to ensure that we as a business community are providing the products our customers want, and that seems to continually evolve. “We need to be known for competitive pricing which I believe we are, and we need to provide exceptional customer service. If you find what you want locally, the price is competitive and the quality meets your needs, buy it here.”

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ary Carne has been recording the history of Greyhound for over 60 years. Her bulging scrapbooks and photo albums constitute an incredible record of the company and transportation generally in the Kootenays and Okanagan. She packed her camera everywhere — earning her the nickname Mrs. Kodak — and typed captions for each print. She also saved ephemera including memos, ticket stubs, schedules, and passes that might not have otherwise survived. Her association with the bus line dates to her childhood in Winfield. “It started in ‘32 because my dad didn’t drive much,” she says. “Then when I went to business college in Kelowna, every morning I used to go in on the bus and come back by train.” She began working as a ticket agent in Kelowna in 1946 and later transferred to Penticton. She moved to Nelson on a whim in 1951 and never left. At that time, Greyhound was at 221 Baker, where Sacred Ride is today, but soon after a new depot opened at the corner of Hall and Baker, now Sidewinders coffeehouse and Bia Boro. The ticket booth, baggage room, and coffee shop were on the main floor while washrooms and a restaurant were in the basement. Buses pulled into the back alley and parked in a vacant lot.

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Mary Carne goes through one of the huge scrapbooks of Greyhound clippings at her Fairview home.

It was a busy terminal with three trips daily to Vancouver, and three more to Calgary, as well as service to Trail, Kaslo, and Nakusp. “We had a real good business,” Carne says. “It was just after the war. Not many people could afford cars and they travelled by bus.” One couple went to Vancouver, down to California, across the southern US, and back up the east coast, all by bus. “The ticket was yards long, because they had to have a tear for each division point,” she says. While at the ticket counter, Mary met driver Max Carne, whom she married in 1956. Drivers had to be prepared for all sorts of adversity, from snow slides to washouts to medical emergencies. Carne knows of babies born aboard buses, and drivers who spotted house fires.

“The drivers often stopped to assist people off the road,” she says. “They were quite a courteous bunch.” (The Nelson division alone had over two dozen of them.) The toughest route was the old Rossland to Christina Lake highway, known as the Hump. Max once came across a circus transport trailer in the ditch and asked the driver if he needed help. “I already have help,” came the reply. Cue the elephants — who hauled the trailer out. New highway passes in the 1960s were a boon for Greyhound, but eliminated service to the East Shore. Before long, the Kaslo and Nakusp runs were also gone. In 1963, the company dissolved its Nelson driver division, forcing drivers to move to Penticton or Calgary. The Carnes were already scouting homes in Alberta when Max learned

the City of Nelson needed a bus driver. He took the job and stayed 23 years. Mary left Greyhound soon after her wedding, but returned a few years later. She also worked at Eaton’s and in circulation at the Nelson Daily News. Today you may find her working at the IODE thrift store or at the hospital, where for almost a decade she has monitored comings and goings at the emergency room following service cuts. Carne, 86, still updates her Greyhound scrapbooks, which are destined for the local archives. “I enjoyed my work with Greyhound very much,” she says. “They were a good company to work for and good people to work with. Just like one big family.” v For the full version of this story plus more pictures and memorabilia from Mary Carne’s scrapbooks, see

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Friday, November 2, 2012 Nelson Star


Taking the 360 challenge


e know you’ve heard it before. It may seem as if the record is no longer well-worn and simply broken, but here it comes again: shopping local is vital to our fragile little economy. As bank cards begin their annual Christmas shopping frenzy, it’s a perfect time to send out the reminder to all those who cherish our community for all the special things it offers. Nelson is special because we care about keeping it that way and one of the tremendous attributes we have is our local retailers. The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce launches its Think Local First 3/60 campaign today. It’s a smart and simple promotion that’s easily achievable by all of us. It asks for locals to spend $60 in three different local shops and that will in turn have a 360-degree impact on all of Nelson. It’s a good start and we’d like to see everybody turn up the difficulty level of the trick to include 720, 1080, 1440 and even 1800. The more we spend locally, the stronger our economy becomes. It’s simple math. Next week, American voters will head to the polls for another pivotal election. The presidential race is down to the wire and the economy is the primary issue. Nowhere in their campaign stops have President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney told Americans: “You know what would be great? If you spend loads of your disposable income in Canada!” Our community leaders have been warning about the impact of not shopping local for many years now. Right now local retailers are battling to stay alive during this continued economic slowdown. Now more than ever we need to ensure we invest in our community and ensure what makes this town special continues for many years to come. The record may be skipping, but the message is worth hearing. E-MAIL LETTERS TO: DROP OFF/MAIL:  514 Hall St. Nelson, BC V1L 1Z2 Phone 250-352-1890 The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the BC Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the BC Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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he management transfer of Meadow Creek Cedar’s forest license is the first bit of good news in years concerning this woeful company. The promise of a stable, local fibre supply is enough for the owners of South Slocan’s Gold Island Forest Products and its sister companies to try to negotiate the numerous hurdles and liabilities that stand in the way of acquiring the currentlysuspended license. For many Lardeau Valley residents, however, it’s cold comfort since the shuttered Cooper Creek sawmill is not part of the deal (see story page 3). Logs will still leave the immediate area, although Gold Island general manager Trevor Kanigan says they are open to working with anyone who wants to set up a processing facility. Having written 50 news stories and editorials over the last two years about Meadow Creek Cedar’s everdeclining fortunes, I look forward to chronicling the license’s rehabilitation, but a full-scale turnaround of that region’s forest industry still seems a ways off. RELIEF FUND WITHOUT A CAUSE: Local blogger and council watcher Claus Schunke was back before Nelson city council last week demanding answers about the Onagawa fund. The $40,000 raised in the wake of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami of 2011 — including a $10,000 donation from the city itself — remains in a bank account, unspent. In a sometimes testy exchange, Schunke called for the money to be turned over to the Japanese Red Cross posthaste rather than continue to be earmarked for a nebulous project involving Onagawa, Nelson’s quasi-sister city. He has a point. A variety of uses have been suggested for the money, from scholarships to seniors housing to a friendship cafe, and lately, a truck. Mayor John Dooley says trying to pin something down has been stymied

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in part by erratic communication with Onagawa, which was devastated by the disaster. But Schunke argues many who donated, through a variety of fundraisers, did so under the impression the money would go to short-term relief — and they might not have given so generously had they known the actual purpose and timeline was undefined. Aside from collecting minimal interest, the money isn’t doing anyone any good. It’s time to end the protracted debate. And once the disposition is finally chosen, it would only be fair to offer those holding receipts a refund if they wish. I believe the ad hoc committee that spearheaded the effort acted with the best of intentions, but this case study suggests if you’re going to have a fundraiser, it’s best to identify the cause first. ELECTORAL CARTOGRAPHY: In the face of strong opposition to their first draft, I have no doubt the BC Electoral Boundaries Commission will draw a saner map of the local federal riding. The notions of moving Nelson to the Kootenay-Columbia riding, putting Trail and Fruitvale in different ridings, and lumping much of West Karen Bennett Operations Manager

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Kootenay with Penticton were all condemned at public hearings last month. (Past Conservative candidate Stephen Hill was about the only one who spoke in favour.) Previous electoral commissions, both provincial and federal, have generally listened to such submissions and revised their proposals accordingly. I’d be very surprised if they don’t do the same this time and come back with something more geographically palatable. Rural Kaslo regional district director Andy Shadrack’s suggestion to reunite most or all of West Kootenay in the same riding makes eminent sense. (Since 2004, Upper Arrow Lake, the East Shore of Kootenay Lake, and Lardeau Valley have all been part of Kootenay-Columbia.) Let’s hope the commission agrees. BLAME IT ON HERB: So much for the Herb-did-it defence. A Nelson man charged with growing dope told a jury last month that while he knew about the operation in his basement, it belonged to an extended family member named Herb — who, he claimed, disappeared shortly before police busted the place. “There is no Herb. You are Herb, right?” the prosecutor asked. The man said no, but the jury didn’t buy his testimony and convicted him. Herb does exist, however. He sent us an email, understandably upset at having his name mentioned in court and this newspaper. He denied being a grower or drug dealer and worried the case will hurt his job prospects. “I am really upset that this man tried to blame all of his criminal activities on me and really upset you published my name,” he wrote. “Luckily it didn’t work and the [jury] saw through it, but still my name is in the paper making me look like a criminal.” Apologies for the collateral damage, Herb. Greg Nesteroff is a reporter at the Nelson Star. He can be reached at Sam Van Schie Reporter

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Letters to the Editor

Wayne Germaine Serving Nelson & Area Since 1987.

Fawcett’s attack over the top Re: “Hall’s choice was his own,” Letters, October 26, and “Airline of arrogance,” October 19 Surely I can’t be the only one to rebut the mouthful by Steve Fawcett that took up 30 square inches of newsprint hammering on a potentially valid point. When his point was finally made, Fawcett’s examples and laughable scenarios lacked weight after constantly putting down our town’s editor. Apparently having a weekly column isn’t the only pre-requisite to being heard. Anyone can write in. Bob Hall’s column called to mind the actions of airline staff at Toronto International Airport a half dozen years ago. A lady, a senior, had stood in line for an inordinate length of time to check

baggage due to a glitch in the staffing. They really are the longest lines. After that, she was going to have to walk quickly to catch security and boarding — the equivalent of two blocks on Baker Street.

Apparently having a weekly column isn’t the only pre-requisite to being heard. Anyone can write in. Her legs cramped up. She wasn’t going to make it. A phone call brought two airline staff on a golf cart who zoomed in, gently assisted her climbing on, then noisily tore off to security. Was this just good customer service? Maybe. But what I saw was a

coordinated effort by people who felt it was within their reach to make it happen. They appeared excited at the prospect and did it with smiles because it made them feel good to help her. Contrast that with the Hall Family’s experience last month at the Castlegar airport. Using a weekly column to bring personal experiences to our attention is entirely legitimate. For years now Hall has demonstrated time and time again to be a voice of reason on issues of the day. On local sports, local politics and on living in a complex society. That’s how he rose to be editor. We benefit hugely for his being so. John Kemp Nelson/Balfour

Chinese trade deal sells out Canada I’m deeply concerned about the FIPA trade agreement between the Chinese and Canadian governments. This trade agreement is set to pass without any debate in parliament. The agreement gives Chinese companies the right to sue the Canadian government (in secret tribunals outside the Canadian court system) if it passes any laws

that affect their profits, laws that could create jobs, protect our environment and build healthy communities. Canada has already spent hundreds of millions on penalties launched under the North American Free Trade Agreement. Right now Belgium is facing a $3 billion lawsuit from one of China’s companies because of similar foreign investor agreements.

Putting our resources in the hands of foreign investors leaves nothing for our children or our children’s children. This agreement seems very anti-Canadian. We need to be able to manage our resources in way that’s good for Canada as a whole. Help send a message to our government that Canada is not for sale. Michael Smith Nelson

SLUGS. To an individual in this town who blew in and blew out leaving behind windy promises.

Your dedication to all those singing and dancing is incredible.

HUGS. Huge hug and squish and good karma to the kind soul who handed my Mastercard into the pharmacy on Baker Street on Friday, October 26. You should have seen my stress turn into a sigh of relief!! Thank you!

SLUGS. To the person who thought they needed to get ready for the winter, by taking my Nepalese pashina scarf from the front seat of my vehicle on Victoria Street. May it feel totally uncomfortable around your neck! You can drop it off at Oso Negro, to ease your conscience.

SLUGS. To the person who owns the big golden dog (off leash) that bit our small dog (on leash) on the back of his neck at Taghum on October 9. You were nowhere near when your dog approached and bit our dog, and you both were long gone before we realized that our dog had in fact been injured, not just snapped at. After several visits to the vet (and many hundreds of dollars later) our dog is finally getting better. HUGS. To Kevin, Laura and everybody else working so hard behind the scenes to bring Jesus Christ Superstar to life next week on the Capitol Theatre stage.

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is pleased to add two more talented practititoners to their team! Dr. Brodie Nadeau’s interest in health care began with an Undergraduate degree in Microbiology & Immunology from Western University which then transitioned into Graduate education at the University of Toronto in a Cancer Research laboratory in the field of Molecular & Medical Genetics. While appreciative of the great importance of this line of work, Dr. Nadeau desired to be on the front lines of health care where he could positively impact people’s lives more directly. Talking with members of the profession and drawing on his own chiropractic experiences Dr. Nadeau knew a career as a chiropractor would be an amazing life experience. He too graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2007, as a Brodie Nadeau, D.C classmate of Dr. Gelinas. Originally from small-town Ontario where he was the owner and operator of a multidisciplinary health care clinic, Dr. Nadeau decided to make the move to Nelson after many enjoyable visits where he was inspired by the commitment to healthy living by its citizens. As someone who has always enjoyed being physically active, Dr. Nadeau is excited to offer his expertise to help keep Nelsonites mobile in their places of work, sport and pleasure.

HUGS. To the couple who shared their wonderful vacation spot with me. I was waiting for the ideal door to open. You did it. Thanks and I’m off in a few months. HUGS. To the Village of Slocan for putting on another spooktacular Halloween Hoot: a safe, free, fun, family event.





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Science and Technology in BC

The skills that will fuel our economy BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

The world of science and technology is a world of opportunity for young people looking at career paths. “The future is great, it’s really strong,” said Kelvin Saldern, executive director of KAST (Kootenay Association for Science and Technology). “People tend to think of science and technology jobs as being urban. I think there is a perception that if people want to pursue that kind of career that you have leave the Kootenays. “That might be one of the barriers why young people may not choose to pursue a career like that, but they would be wrong. There are lots of techcentric occupations in the Kootenays.” The Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC has more than 10,000 members currently working in thousands of careers available to graduates of two-year diploma programs

available at the BC Institute of Technology and other colleges and institutes. “Every system we rely on — water, roads and transportation, telecommunications and Internet, hydro and natural gas, environment, health, forestry, and many more — utilizes engineering and applied science technology professionals working in the background,” said John Leech, executive director of the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC. “For huge numbers of young men and women, technology is the answer. In BC and across Canada, technology permeates every workplace and job. We need to get capable students involved and engaged in applied sciences and head off workforce shortages by building a BC science and technology culture.” Leech called on government for renewed efforts to build student skills and confidence in math and science programming. “We especially need to inter-

est young students in science and how things work,” said Leech. “Young students use technology every day — smart phones, iPads and computers. They play video games, even build robots.” Locally KAST is one of the organizations trying to ensure young people are interested in embarking on the often difficult challenges science and math pose to students. “Challenges are good and people should challenge themselves,” said Saldern. “If they choose to, there are all kinds of opportunities. And this is work that is not only rewarding from a financial standpoint, but also really rewarding in doing good for the planet or doing good in the world.” KAST has sponsored the Community Science Celebration in Castlegar/Nelson that has been going on for five years. The Rossland-based non-profit also offers programs for young people throughout the year. “Part of our mission is to in-

spire a passion for science and technology for kids. We put on all kinds of programs that engage young people and make it fun,” said Saldern. “If the young girls and boys that are in middle school choose to take those science courses in high school, they’ll become the researchers, educators, scientists, technologists and technicians we need as our economy continues to transition from being a primary resource economy to a knowledge economy.” BC Technology Industries Association employers like Telus and BC Hydro and many smaller technology-rich companies say the single most important position they now struggle to fill is specialty technician/ technologist. Even the Canadian Council of Chief Executives expressed concern that only 37 per cent of 16-to-18-year olds were interested in taking even one post secondary course in sciences, according to a recent Angus Reid survey.

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Continued from Page 1 job opportunity. He said the shift to home-based learning is a sign of generational change. Many high school students, for example, want to take their courses online through the Distance Education School of the Kootenays, rather than be tied to a classroom schedule. At the same time, parents who homeschool their children are taking advantage of the Homelinks program to have a certified teacher work with them to plan curriculum and provide academic support and learning assessments for the students. “We’ve been working very hard at the school district level to expand the array of learning opportunities for our students, to combine faceto-face learning environments with other more independent learning opportunities, “ Jones said. “The message we’re getting from the enrolment numbers is that people are looking for more flexibility in their access to learning. “We’re fortunate to have strong teaching and support staff in the district to make that possible.”

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Change clocks back 1hr on Saturday night! More in Tune with the Community

New smaller buses to join Nelson Transit fleet MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

New buses will be on Nelson streets in the spring, but residents shouldn’t expect more extra large BC Transit buses. Vicinity buses which hold half the number of riders as the Nova buses — which now make the majority of runs in Nelson — will be arriving in town in April. “It’s clearly been an irritant for many of us in the community to see these oversized buses driving around all day and yet, we knew we needed them for the rush hour times and the school times,” said Nelson city councillor and West Kootenay Transit Committee member Donna Macdonald. “It’s really an outcome of this integration we are doing through the [committee] that we are able to do some trading to be more efficient.” The Nova buses — which hold up to 70 people — will be moved to shuttle riders along major corridors such as to Trail and into the Slocan Valley. During the day, the Vicinity buses will move passengers throughout the community with increased efficiency. BC Transit spokeswoman

Meribeth Burton said the Vicinity was designed by Grand West at a time when BC Transit was looking for a mid-sized bus to operate in Victoria. The Vicinities have been on Nelson streets before during a trial period after they were designed in 2008.

“It’s clearly an irritant for many of us in the community to se these oversized buses driving around all day and yet, we knew we needed them for the rush hour times.” Donna Macdonald City Councillor

“One of the communities that really liked Vicinity, as part of its testing and tour, was Nelson,” said Burton. “The reason we like the bus is because it is slightly larger than a paratransit or a HandyDART and yet it can accommodate a lot more people.” The main floor of the Vicinity has 10 seats that can all flip up to accommodate a mom with

a stroller or if people board the bus using wheelchairs or walkers. It accommodates two large wheelchairs. “I think part of the attraction from the City’s point of view was that this bus is more affordable, but it can also service areas that wouldn’t necessarily accommodate a large bus,” said Burton. “I think they were really keen to see it be more of a connector within the community.” Unlike HandyDARTs, which cost $186,000 with a five-year guarantee, the Vicinity — though more expensive at $253,000 — comes with a 10year guarantee. “It’s about a third of the cost of a conventional bus in terms of fueling,” said Burton. “It’s a significantly different fuel cost, comparable to what you would get on a community shuttle but far better.” Macdonald added another reason Nelson is a good fit for the Vicinities is its garage and mechanics. “We have a fantastic garage and mechanics there. While there will be some training required, we have great people to work on these buses and do the maintenance required,” she said.





Avi Melamed The Middle East in 2012: Winds of Change and Quicksand: The Arab Awakening, Israel and the Region Avi Melamed is an independent Strategic Intelligence Analyst and regional expert specializing in the current affairs of the Arab and Muslim world and their impact on Israel and the Middle East. Avi has been featured on Al-Jazeera, BBC and in Israeli and Arab media.

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VOLUNTEER POSITION VACANCIES 2012 In 2010 the City of Nelson completed a Housing Strategy. One of the highlighted action items was to establish a City Housing Committee that would advocate for the development of affordable housing units within the City. Accordingly Council passed the Nelson Housing Committee Bylaw on October 9, 2012. Per bylaw this Committee will comprise a minimum of seven (7) and a maximum of fifteen (15) active members, all of whom will be appointed by Council with representation as follows: • City Council • Housing providers • West Kootenay Landlords Society • The SPAN (Social Planning Action Network) • The NCOH (Nelson Committee on Homelessness) • Industry professionals where possible (e.g. realtor, property manager, financial institution) • Regional housing representatives If you are interested in the community and want to become involved in the direction the City of Nelson takes on affordable housing in the future, we are looking for volunteers. • Visit the City’s website for further information: • Download the application form or apply online • Submit your application no later than noon on Friday November 23, 2012, to

Nelson City Council, Office of the Mayor Suite 101, 310 Ward Street Nelson, BC V1L 5S4 Email to Fax to (250) 352-2131

ANNOUNCEMENT British Columbia Association of the Appraisal Institute of Canada Vancouver, British Columbia – At the Directors Meeting, September 28, 2012, Georgina Ironmonger, AACI, P.App of Trail, BC was elected President of the British Columbia Association of the Appraisal Institute of Canada for a one year term.The Association congratulates Gina Ironmonger, AACI, P.App, CRP of the Kootenay Chapter of the BC Association of the Appraisal Institute of Canada. Gina is currently the Owner and Manager of Keystone Appraisals Ltd., a full service independent real estate appraisal firm located in Trail, BC and servicing the Kootenay/Boundary area. Gina also is the President of Vision Property Advisors, a collective group of Appraisers and Certified Reserved Planners with offices located throughout the province of BC that provide Depreciation Reports and Insurance Appraisals for strata corporations. As an active appraiser/consultant for the past twenty years, Gina has worked for both private and crown corporations taking her to various parts of the province. Gina has served the association as Treasurer/Secretary for the Northwest Chapter and has been a Kootenay Chapter Director since 2007. The BC Association of the Appraisal Institute of Canada is the provincial association of professional real estate appraisers.With approximately 1,000 members, the provincial association is affiliated with the national Appraisal Institute of Canada and comprises eight chapters throughout BC. Members are awarded designations after completing extensive education, applied experience and guided case studies. Members are governed by the Canadian Uniformed Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. A strict code of Ethics ensures that all members maintain high standards in appraisal assignments. Professional designations conferred by AIC are: AACI, P.App, and CRA.



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Community Organizations Play table tennis Wednesdays (school holidays/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

Workshops Living with chronic pain? Need answers? There are many approaches to managing chronic pain. Join Community First Health Co-op on Tuesday, November 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a free presentation and get answers to your questions. The speakers are Dr. Joel Kailia, physician, and Mark McBride, pharmacist. The presentation will be held at the Community First Health Co-op. Space is limited. To register call 1-866-414-7766.

St. Saviour’s Anglican Church is offering tea and talent on Saturday, November 3 at 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is $5. Tea, sandwiches and cookies will be served with a smile.

Showcasing beautifully handcrafted and fairly traded jewelry from the Mayan skills women’s co-operative of Guatemala for sale. Join us for a presentation by Julio Cochoy, founder of the co-operative and author of Voices Breaking the Silence of Utitlan, delicious desserts and refreshments, and Jesse Lee on classical guitar. The event takes place on Saturday, November 3 at 7 p.m. and the United Church. Tickets are $5 and available at Cottons Clothing.

Political update with Avi Melamed titled The Middle East in 2012: Winds of Change in the Quicksand, the Arab Awakening, Israel and the Region. Sunday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Best Western in Nelson. Free to the public.

All seniors welcome to the monthly meeting of the Senior Citizens’ Association Branch No. 51, located at 717 Vernon Street. Meeting commences at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7. Tea and goodies will be served after the meeting. Some of the activities enjoyed at the centre include bridge, crib, whist, dominos, chess and snooker. For further information, call 250-352-7078 weekday afternoons.

Next Wild and Wacky Wednesday at the Nelson library! Create and Recycle with sculpey (clay) and a cool recycled crafts. From 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, November 7. Wild and Wacky Wednesday is a open to ages 12 and up. Snacks and prizes too. Drop in, bring a friend, play board games or do homework. All are welcome. For more information email or call 250-505-5683.

Take Back the Night will be held on Wednesday, November 7 at 5:30 p.m. Meet at the corner of Baker and Hall streets (near Sidewinders) and march through the streets to take a stand against violence against women. There will be an

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Enjoy an evening with Julio Cochoy, the founder of the Mayan Skills women’s co-operative in Guatemala and purchase some beautifully handcrafted and fairly traded jewelry tomorrow night.

opening and closing circle, open to all genders. The march is for self-identified women and children only. Bring your stories, banners, signs, musical instruments and chants. For more information call the Nelson Women’s Centre at 250-352-9916 or The Ascension Lutheran Church welcomes all to their free day on November 10 from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be warm clothing and bedding available. The event will be held at Rosemont School. The Nelson Public Library is looking for super sleuths between the ages of 9 and 12 to join us at the first spy training academy on Thursday November 15 at 3:30 p.m. Future agents will navigate through a laser obstacle course made with crepe paper, get some catapult basic training and ease through minefield of balloons. Sunglasses, fake moustaches and briefcases optional. Spy food will be served. Pre-register at 250-352-6333 or This is the first of a series of free tween programs that will take place on the second Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at the library. For more information contact Nancy at 250-352-8283.


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The Selkirk weavers and spinners guild are holding their annual sale and exhibit of handwoven items in the Kootenays with flair. The sale and exhibit runs from Friday, November 16 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. to Saturday November 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Quality Inn in Castlegar. Admission is free. For more information contact On Sunday, November 18 the Nelson Grans to Grans are serving an African Dinner at the Nelson United Church. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. The event will include a silent auction, entertainment by local artists, and there will be a marketplace. Tickets are on a sliding scale of $15-20 each for adults and $10 each for children under 12 years of age. Tickets can be purchased at Cottons on Baker and Sensations Dress Shop on Josephine. We look forward to seeing you there. On November 24, Annie’s Boutique going to have their fifth annual Take it Off Day party at the Nelson Trading Company. All it takes is eight inches. An eight inch pony tail, that is! Start planning now to take it off with us in November. Through this event and the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program, you have the power Quick Possession

Is chronic or acute pain part of your life? Have you considered acupuncture as a treatment but not pursued getting it done? Here is a chance to find our more about the use of acupuncture to treat acute or chronic pain. Community First Health Coop’s next education session on Wednesday, November 14, from 12 to 1 p.m. will be with Shauna Roberston from Acupuncture and Natural Health Clinic. Bring your lunch and join us for the free education session in Robertson’s clinic on the first floor at 518 Lake Street.

The Nelson Hospice grief support series is open to anyone experiencing grief due to the death of someone close to them. Facilitated by trained hospice volunteers, topics will include: The needs of a mourner; why grieving is different for everyone; common myths about the grieving process; resources and tools for finding hope and healing our hearts. The series runs Thursdays from November 25 to December 20 from 10 a.m. to noon in the multipurpose room in the public health building at 33 Victoria Street. There is no cost for the series, although donations are graciously accepted. Pre-registration is required and can be done by emailing

Spiritual Nelson United Church, Taize Service, Sunday, November 4 at 7 p.m. in the church hall. A service of prayer, song, candlelight and quiet meditation.

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Arts 11

Jesus Christ Superstar Opens Thursday

Giving ancient times a more modern look

On November 8, the local production of the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar will open at the Capitol Theatre for a four-day, six-show run. Leading up the show, the Star has asked producer Margaret Stacey to write a series of columns on the show and the people involved in bringing it to life. Here is her final entry.

“Costume-wise our main concern was to steer away from the robes and sandals, passion play ideas that people might expect when thinking about a show about Jesus. We wanted most of the people in this show to look like they have just walked off of the street and onto the stage. By setting the story in a totally different atmosphere, though historically inaccurate, I think the universal themes become even more apparent. For example, is the blood-thirsty mob that sends Jesus to the cross a thing of the past? Definitely not — mob mentality and its effect on innocent people is still something we deal with today. “In our concepts for the show, there are also hints of the Occupy movement — there is a distrust and a disconnect between the police, the politicians, and the common people. “What I would hope from a design point of view for this show is that our choices lead the audience not to look at the story from arm’s length as an historical piece, but to consider its implications in a modern day sense — would we still let all this take place if it happened today?” So in my dining room, I’m painting a

MARGARET STACEY Special to the Nelson Star

“What’s it all about?” sings Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar. So I asked Adriana Bogaard, the show designer, to give us the vision she and director Kevin Armstrong wanted to impose upon this special Nelson version of the Lloyd-Webber/Tim Rice rock opera. “When Kevin and I first started talking about this show, he said he wanted to make the show feel like it was set in a dystopian, Orwellian sort of society — a fascist state, where people were unhappy and hungry for someone to lead them out of oppression. He said to think about what it would be like if the Roman Empire had never actually ended, just deteriorated as time went on,” Bogaard says.



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centrepiece that Adriana has designed: a giant panel with a deteriorated Augustine coin proclaiming Caesar as king. And in Douglas Scott’s rear driveway a set is being raised that reflects Roman deterioration. In Michael Graham’s place, costumes are under construction that depict outdated fascism and others, as Adriana says, that represent folks on Baker Street like you and me. One of the things I love about community the-


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Director Kevin Armstrong — seen here rehearsing the role of Judas — and Jesus Christ Superstar designer Adriana Bogaard have a modern vision for the Capitol Theatre production.

atre is the flavour and feeling that our own people give a production. Speaking of different flavours, people have asked us in which shows the double cast lead performers are to be seen, so here it is. On Thursday night, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon you can watch Arron Nelson, Kevin Armstrong, Solona Armstrong and Taylor Wilson perform. On Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Sunday evening, expect to see performances from Michael Calladine, Michael Graham, Josh Murray and Julia Murray. I would also encourage you to consider seeing the matinees as there is more seating choice. I’ve been watching rehearsals, and I’m addicted to them. Just can’t leave them to go about my producer business! When we put the big band and the big cast together last week, something happened — that magic moment with huge surround-sound and explosive energy that this unusual rock opera delivers. I have to thank the Amy Ferguson Institute and Nelson Community Opera for giving me the privilege of working with a dream show. And I thank the community for responding to it with so much enthusiasm and generosity.

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Friday, November 2, 2012 Nelson Star


Judith Stein’s Life in Burlesque

A top down tale SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

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he first time Judith Stein stripped in front of a crowd, she was a student at University of Oregon in need of a little extra cash. It was the early 1970s and she was a long way from the Ontario farming town where she’d grown up. She saw a help wanted ad for topless gogo dancers, noted the words “no experience necessary,” and days later she was on the stage, her clothes on the floor — and she felt great. “I was like a duck to water. I loved the stage,” Stein recalled, standing in the dining room of her Nelson home, a cigarillo in hand. Between conversation, the 64-year-old ducks into the kitchen to puff on her flavoured smoke. “Old habits are hard to break,” she said, referring to her small cigar, though she could have just as easily been talking about her career. What started as a way to make money between classes quickly became her whole life. She went from being a go-go dancer to working in the club’s executive showroom, where she met glamorous strippers who told her she could take her show on the road, travelling city to city and earning $500 per week. She leaped at the opportunity. “All I wanted was to travel and see the world, and this was a way I could do it,” Stein said. Back then you didn’t need fake breasts and a spray-on tan to work the stage. Stein wasn’t busty and she wasn’t sweet. She knew sexy wasn’t going to be her thing. “I went with funny instead,” she smirked. “Simply put, I’d take my clothes off and people would laugh.” She got gigs in burlesque shows. Between the comedians and contortionists, Stein came out in costumes designed to come off. “I’d be up there in nothing but my heels and my eyelashes,” she said. “It never bothered me. I liked all the attention.” Over the course of 17 years, she toured the United States and Canada, and also

Judith Stein travelled the world as a burlesque dancer before settling in Nelson. She now teaches burlesque classes and still finds herself on stage from time to time. Sam Van Schie photo

had the occasional show at military bases overseas. Near the end of her stripping career, she had a stop in Nelson. She danced at the Lord Nelson Hotel (now the New Grand), back when it was owned by Gus Adams.

“I thought, what a neat place. It looked like a theme park for hippies, which is what I was.” Judith Stein She was instantly drawn to the city. “I thought, what a neat place. It looked like a theme park for aging hippies, which is what I was,” Stein said. She was in her 40s when she finally hung up her heels and moved to Nelson. She started a home business, sewing Victorian-style flannel nightgowns that she sold at craft fairs under the brand Kootenay Kate. Later she got a job as a home support worker for elderly people. A couple of her male clients remembered seeing her dance. “They’d say, ‘now I can die a happy man,’” she laughed. Stein never denied her previous way of life. She loved to talk about her more adventurous days. When burlesque started

making a comeback in the past decade, Stein found a new audience for her stories. “All the neo-burlesque dancers love to hear what it used to be like,” she said. One day in 2010 Stein was talking with the ladies from Victoria’s Cheesecake Burlesque Revenue. They were coming to the Capitol Theatre and asked her to dance with them, something she hadn’t done in more than 20 years. “It took me about two seconds to say yes,” Stein said. After the show at the Capitol, she danced at the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival, and then at the Burlesque Reunion Showcase in Las Vegas. And she’s been dancing a few times per year ever since. She also started offering local dance lessons through her company, The Art of Burlesque. “A lot of dancers these days get into burlesque for the sense of empowerment,” Stein said. “It makes you feel confident and beautiful, no matter your shape or size, and no matter you age.” Now that she’s back at it, Stein has no intention to quit dancing again. She knows a few women who are still dancing in their 80s. “As long as I can walk in my heels and there are people who want to watch me, I’ll keep doing it,” she said. Old habits are hard to break.

Nelson Star Friday, November 2, 2012

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A new art show at Oso Negro Café starting November 1, 2012 will feature the fine art nature and landscape photography of local photographer Colin Payne. During his time working in local newspapers, Payne practiced the art of photojournalism and developed a habit of carrying his camera with him all the time so he wouldn’t miss any great images or important moments. A lover of nature and the many incredible places the West Kootenay has to offer, Payne often found himself out in the backcountry or standing at a viewpoint with his camera, doing what came naturally —

making beautiful images when the moment struck him. Since moving on from journalism, Payne has made a further foray into the photography industry and has made a name for himself as a commercial, wedding, portrait, landscape, and nature photographer. The latter is his passion, and he has been honing his craft over the past three years in an effort to create stunning images that are elegantly presented. “I get my inspiration from the spectacular beauty of the West Kootenay, its distinct seasons and the often tumultuous weather which creates incredible cloud patterns and moody light,” Payne says. “I also like to include signs of human impact on the land, like cut blocks, power lines and urban scenes

because they create a stark contrast alongside the otherwise pristine, wild environment of the region.” The images featured on the walls of Oso Negro throughout November will include scenes from around Nelson, intimate nature shots of flowing water and small animals, as well as more abstract outdoor imagery. “Each of my images is a spontaneous composition, borne out of a special moment that can never be duplicated,” Payne explains. His images will also be going on the walls of Gallery 378 beneath the Craft Connection later in November. For more information about Payne and his work, visit or contact him at


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Friday, November 2, 2012 Nelson Star


The Little Brewery That Does

Nelson Brewing Company pushes in new directions MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

After 21 years, the Nelson Brewing Company has started a new chapter. While there have been many beer launches in its time, the purchase of a new machine which will bottle 650 ml units opens the doors to the future of beer in Nelson. “It’s a natural evolution to bring out new brands and explore different flavours and aromas, because that’s what we do as brewers: we try to make interesting and different types of beer,” said Nelson Brewing Company master brewer Mike Kelly. The new machine will be used to bottle specialty batches of beers similar to those seen this summer with the Shambhalager and the recent release Hopgood — which will be sold in 650 ml bottles next year. “What we are able to do is offer variety in a certified organic line-up, and that really sets us apart from the field because sure you can have other styles of beer, but very few are organic and there is definitely a market for people who want to eat and drink organic products,” said Kelly.

With craft brewing becoming the focus in the beer industry, more breweries are pushing the boundaries of conventional beers. The Shambhalager — released in July in coordination with the 15th anniversary of the Shambhala Music Festival — was a Vienna-style lager which is rare in North American breweries. “To me that was a great opportunity not only to give the people what they want, but educate them a little bit in terms of beer style and beer culture,” Kelly said. One of the new beers which will appear on store shelves later this month is the BlissTank, an organic triple chocolate stout. Nelson Brewing Company already has a stout as part of their collection, but Kelly said he didn’t just want to add chocolate to the existing stout, so he started from scratch. “Our triple chocolate stout has been really interesting because it’s three different additions of chocolate and cocoa,” he said. When Kelly began brewing beer 18 years ago he couldn’t have imagined adding chocolate to a beer, but said now brewers are

Nelson Brewing Company’s Chad Hansen and Mike Kelly stand by the new bottling machine at the Latimer Street brewery, holding their latest release, Hopgood. Megan Cole photo

pushing the boundaries of beer. From coffee to butternut squash to bacon, craft breweries are doing what brewers decades ago would have considered “heresy.” “You couldn’t add chocolate to beer, what are you nuts? When I started brewing I couldn’t imagine making anything outside of the Reinheitsgebot — the Bavarian Purity Law,” Kelly laughed. “That would have been crazy talk. Who would ever think of doing that? Now it’s just lots of fun.”

In creating Nelson Brewing Company’s Hopgood, Kelly used the extra bitter style, but in using hops from New Zealand was able to bring new flavours and aromas to a traditional beer. “I like to call it a Nelson special bitter because not only is it made in Nelson but we are also using Nelson, New Zealand hops which is really cool,” he said. “We have been getting a lot of fruity and tropical fruit flavours and aromas and a sauvignon blanc grape character just

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from the hops. “When you’re doing these specialty batches you can explore ingredients you might not ever use.” The introduction of the new machine is responding to a growing movement among beer consumers who have become more educated and informed about beer styles. When Nelson Brewing Company started 21 years ago, and began brewing their first India Pale Ale, the idea was completely foreign to most consumers.

“To make an India Pale Ale or even our pale ale, which was an English style, was groundbreaking,” said Kelly. “There were very few beers like that in the province. Now it’s commonplace and people are expecting that from us and we can’t just make the same old beer forever and ever.” While Kelly has had many ideas for new beers, he said it’s important to introduce beers that have a demand in the market and represent the brewery. With expanded creativity in the world of craft beer, Kelly said there is pressure to keep setting the bar high and pushing the envelope. “It gives us the opportunity to show our chops as brewers and that’s why we get into brewing: to make different types of beers,” he said. “There are so many different types and styles of beer in the world. To be able to craft beer based on those existing styles and modify them a little bit and stir and change them up is very interesting.” Hopgood is on tap throughout Nelson, in addition to Nelson Brewing Company’s annual winter beer Faceplant.

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Celebrating science and technology leaders

Historic Hotel Getting Guest Room Facelift

Freshening up the Hume

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SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

The guest rooms inside Nelson’s iconic Hume Hotel are getting a makeover. With renovations going on during the shoulder seasons, hotel general manager Ryan Martin expects it will take three years to complete the fivephase project, starting on the top floor and working down, redoing every room along the way, as well as the spa and lobby. “Every room is being completely gutted and rebuilt,” Martin said. That means redoing the walls and flooring, putting in all new furniture, mattresses and bedding, and replacing the bathroom facilities. As well, the new rooms have flat screen TVs, improved sound insulation, and something patrons have been asking for a long time: air conditioning. “We’ve never had air conditioning in our guest rooms, so for about seven weeks in the summer they get almost unbearably hot, and we need to provide fans to cool them down,” Martin said. “It will be nice to finally offer in-room temperature controls. It’s a pretty basic thing that

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In the first phase of the guest room upgrade, 14 rooms in the historic Hume Hotel were transformed.

most other hotels have.” The Hume guest rooms haven’t seen any major renovations in the three decades since Martin’s parents, David and Sheila, bought the heritage hotel at the corner of Ward and Vernon streets. The Martins also own the Best Western, in the 100 block of Baker Street. They finished renovating that hotel in 2011 before turning their attention to the Hume. “One thing I’ve got to give my parents credit for:

whenever they do things, they want to do it right,” Martin said. “They could have easily said, ‘slap a coat of paint on the rooms and leave it for another year,’ but you can only do that for so long, and we agreed it was time for a change.” The first phase of renovations at the Hume ran from April and June, when 14 rooms were upgraded. The second phase, which includes redoing seven rooms, started in October and is expected to wrap up

by Christmas. Both phases focus on rooms on the fourth floor. The Martins worked with local interior designer David Dobie to help maintain the heritage style in the rooms. “It’s always a delicate balance between maintaining the heritage charm we’re known for, but also having some of the technology people expect,” Martin said. “I think our hotel guests are going to be really pleased with the change.”

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The West Kootenay/ Boundary’s leading innovative businesses, entrepreneurs and organizations were recently celebrated on stage in Nelson. Late last month, the 2012 Spirit of Innovation Awards were announced. Long known for its geographical beauty, often overlooked is the region’s vast and diverse entrepreneurial talent pool. October 25 was a night to celebrate the immensely creative and enterprising people we have here in the Kootenay/Boundary and celebrate the courage it takes to venture in new directions, to do things differently and the pursuit of a better way. Held every four years by the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST), the awards honour local businesses, organizations and individuals in four categories: Most Promising Start-up, Most Innovative Company, Most Innovative Entrepreneur, and Most Innovative Organization. Nominees are adjudicated by a panel of experts on innovation, community impact, leadership and sound business practices.

The four winners received a half-page feature profile in BC Business Magazine, promoting the KootenayBoundary province-wide, as well as the coveted Spirit of Innovation trophy and plenty of bragging rights. Before a lively crowd of 100 plus attendees, awards were handed out in four categories: Most Innovative Organization went to the Selkirk Geospacial Research Centre at Selkirk College, Most Innovative Company went to Thoughtstream, Most Promising Startup went to Timely and Most Innovative Entrepreneur went to Nelson’s Fiona Richards of Cartolina Cards. Cartolina Cards — — has used innovative solutions, creative business management and a uniquely recognizable product to maneuver the Cartolina brand from startup in 2007 to one of the stationery industry’s most respected and progressive independent brands. Shopping the world for distinctive art, Richards and her team have developed one of Canada’s best-selling greeting card lines. KAST is a registered non-profit society advocating for science and technology in the Kootenay/ Boundary region.

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Friday, November 2, 2012 Nelson Star


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High School Field Hockey

Bombers end provincial drought KIJHL Stats League Standings

BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

The Bombers celebrate their win in Kelowna this week: (back from left) coach Bruce Walgren, Sarah Wade, coach Val Gibson, Brynn Forsey, Sam Garbula, Chiara Chirico, Paige Mansveld, Lauren Walgren, Chelsea Chirico; (front from left) Naomi Perkins, Allie Zondervan, Tara Yowek, Abbie Bourchier-Willans, Emma Gregorich, Sydney Zondervan.

Nelson Hydro Customer Advisory Meter Replacement Program Update 2012 Nelson Hydro has nearly completed replacing all of the utility’s approximate 10,000 meters, with a program that began in 2004. Each year we replaced 1,500 – 2,000 residential meters and advised customers of the work being done. There are about 100 commercial meters remaining to be replaced this year to finish the program. The old electro-mechanical meters are replaced with solid state digital meters, complete with a radio-read feature, and are not “smart” meters as utilized by other utilities. The new meters allow our meter reader to retrieve data from their vehicle, reducing the time required to read meters by about 95%, thus reducing labour costs. The meter transmits a secure signal to the Nelson Hydro mobile data collector and records customer consumption, as if it were read manually. The radio signal emitted is 900 MHz @ 150 milli-watts, which is far less than the safety limits of Health Canada. The signal transmission is 126 milli-seconds long and is repeated every 30 seconds. There have been some media reports of new smart meters failing and causing house fires. This is not a smart meter issue, but rather an issue with the meter base where the meter base jaws are distorted and can cause overheating when any replacement meter is plugged-in. Nelson Hydro has had a few similar instances where removal of the old meter uncovered a failure in the customer’s meter base. We deal with it immediately, and replace the meter base or components at Nelson Hydro’s cost. If we need to order parts for the meter base, we make it safe and plan for a service disconnection to repair. We have had 6 meter base failures and no meter fires to date out of the 10,000 meters that have been changed. Our meter change-out program is handled by certified trades’ persons who will immediately recognize problems and resolve them in a safe and professional manner.

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The L.V. Rogers Bombers field hockey team will return to the provincial stage after a 10-year absence. After suffering a tough 1-0 loss to Rossland Secondary in the Kootenay finals last Thursday, the senior girls squad had a chance to sneak in the back door of the provincial championships earlier this week in Kelowna. On Tuesday the Bombers traveled to play in the wildcard game against the Fraser Valley’s Sullivan Heights. With strong defence and timely goals, the Bombers prevailed with a 3-1 victory. Senior captains Sydney Zondervan (2) and Paige Mansveld provided the offence, but Bombers coach Val Gibson said it was the a total team effort. “The midfielders were the true heroes of this game,” Gibson said of Allie Zondervan, Naomi Perkins, Mansveld and Abbie Bourchier-Willans. The defence was lead by Grade 12 veteran Chelsea Chirico and goaltender Tara Yowek. The Bombers will now head to Burnaby on Tuesday for the BC High School Provincial AA Championships.

Nitehawks seek revenge tonight

Neil Murdoch Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Nelson 17 11 5 1 0 23 Castlegar 16 9 4 3 0 21 Beaver Valley 15 9 4 1 1 20 Spokane 16 5 10 1 0 11 Grand Forks 18 1 16 0 1 3 Eddie Mountain Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Kimberley 17 10 7 0 0 20 Fernie 15 9 5 0 1 19 Golden 15 8 6 0 1 17 Creston Valley 15 6 7 0 2 14 Columbia Val. 18 6 11 0 1 13 Okanagan Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Osoyoos 18 12 6 0 0 24 Princeton 15 9 6 0 0 18 Kelowna 15 7 8 0 0 14 Summerland 15 6 8 0 1 13 Penticton 16 5 11 0 0 10 Doug Birks Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P N. Okanagan 16 13 2 0 1 27 Sicamous 14 9 1 2 2 22 Kamloops 17 8 5 2 2 20 Revelstoke 16 8 6 1 1 18 Chase 18 4 12 0 1 10


FRIDAY, November 2 Beaver Valley at Nelson, 7 p.m. NDCC Columbia Valley at Kimberley Fernie at Golden Princeton at Kelowna Revelstoke at Chase Sicamous at Spokane Kamloops at Penticton Osoyoos at Creston Valley Summerland at North Okanagan Grand Forks at Castlegar SATURDAY, November 3 Golden at Columbia Valley Osoyoos at Fernie Penticton at Chase Kelowna at Kamloops North Okanagan at Princeton Kimberley at Creston Valley Sicamous at Beaver Valley Spokane at Castlegar SUNDAY, October 28 Sicamous at Nelson, 2:30 p.m. NDCC Osoyoos at Kimberley Grand Forks at Spokane Revelstoke at Kamloops Summerland at Kelowna

BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

Eleven days ago the Nelson Junior Leafs handed the Beaver Valley Nitehawks their worst loss of the young Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season in Fruitvale. Tonight at the Nelson District Community Complex the same two teams will tussle and odds are the visitors will be looking for redemption. “They are going to come out strong. We just have to come out stronger,” said Leafs captain Colton Schell in reference to the 10-3 win. The Leafs ride into the weekend on a fivegame winning streak that Schell says is a product of focus by the entire squad. “It all comes down to hard work in practice during the week and major focus in the dressing room,” the veteran sniper said. “We have to make sure that everyone doesn’t try to play the game for themselves and we work as a team.” Tonight’s game starts at 7 p.m. The Leafs will then host the Sicamous Eagles on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the NDCC.

Nelson Leafs Leaders

PLAYER Position Colton Schell Forward Colton McCarthy Forward Jacob Boyczuk Forward Seth Schmidt Defence Carson Willans Forward Linden Horswill Forward


HOME FRI. NOV. 2nd 7:00 PM vs. Beaver Valley Nitehawks

HOME SUN. NOV. 4th 2:30 PM vs. Sicamous Eagles

AWAY Fri. NOV. 9th 7:30 PM vs. Grand Forks Border Bruins

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BC Major Midget League

Midget Ice hope to build off winning weekend BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

Having tasted victory last weekend, the Kootenay Midget Ice skate into a two-game set with the South Island Royals with new confidence. The BC Major Midget League organization beat the Thompson Blazers in both their home games last weekend at Trail’s Cominco Arena. The previously winless Ice now have an understanding of what it takes to succeed in the standings. “The wins provide the team with the confidence they lack,” said Ice coach Mario DiBella. “In the past when a goal is scored against us, the feeling has been ‘oh no, here we go, this will be the beginning of the end.’ Momentum and confidence go handin-hand and those weekend wins prove to everyone that if they stay with the systems as diagrammed, there are positive results.” The Blazers sit last in the league and were not the most difficult

competition the Ice have faced so far this season on their way to a 2-8-0 start. The Royals — who visit the Trail arena Saturday and Sunday — currently sit seventh in the 12-team league. Though the Island team will be more of a challenge, DiBella is confident his crew can be equally tough. “Momentum is a funny thing. Believing in yourself and your brand is a huge thing and players are buying into this and we will carry that good feeling into this weekend,” said DiBella. “Every player has two arms and two legs. It’s deciding how they are being utilized that determines wins or losses.” One of the added bright spots to last weekend’s victories was the performance of Nelson Minor Hockey graduate Brandon Sookro. The speedy forward scored two goals and added four assists over the weekend. “Getting Justin Post back on the lineup with Sookro and Nolan Percival allows

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Brandon to continue to develop as the playmaker on the line,” said DiBella. “Every line needs the hard worker grinding for pucks, the playmaker and the triggerman. This line accounted for 15 points between them over the weekend and established themselves as a premier unit.” Saturday’s game starts at 4 p.m. and Sunday’s contest is a 9:45 a.m. start. The Ice have six Nelson Minor Hockey graduates in the lineup: Sookro, Austin Tambellini, Adam Maida, Percival, Sam Weber and Michael Viala.

The Kootenay Midget Ice came away with their first two wins of the season last weekend over the Thompson BlazBob Hall photo ers. The AAA team is back in action at the Cominco Arena this weekend against South Island.


Leadership Principles That Work Pastor Jim Reimer–Kootenay Christian Fellowship

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3. He was willing to step out.

He had opposition, he had trouble, and the task seemed impossible. In the end, God came through. The story ends like a Hollywood script; wall built, people happy, and Nehemiah is revered as a hero. It may be that you too are facing a huge challenge, problem at work or conflict in relationships. The way A Friendly Bible to victory is not to run, Centre Church hide or make excuses. Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am God gave him success “What God Forgets” because of three Also: Wed. 7:00 pm principles he enacted: ‘Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage’

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

and put feet to his faith. It is one thing to be passionate about something; it is another to be willing to sacrifice one’s own comforts for the betterment of others. God likes that; it is the characteristic of Jesus.

Any questions? Contact 250-354-5394 905 Gordon Rd (IHA Bldg., back door)

Anglican Church of Canada St. Saviour's ProCathedral

Ward & Silica, Nelson Family Service & Eucharist Sunday 10:30 AM

Sunday @ 10:30AM Central School Gym

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

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

Corner of Ward and Mill, Nelson

• Developing Relationships • Music that will move you • Helping people - Help people

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The Salvation Army Nelson Community Church

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

Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows 250 551 4986

601 Vernon Street (Middle Level)


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

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First Baptist Church

611 Fifth Street 250-352-3212 Sunday Worship at 10:00 am Pastor Scott Simpson Cornerstone Children’s Centre Spaces available for childcare & school age care - full & part-time.

Nelson United Church Sunday Worship Gathering 10:00 am Nelson United Church


All Saints Day

Service of Holy Communion 7:00 pm Taize Service in the Church Hall Sunday School (Ages 4 and up) Nursery Room Available 602 Silica Street, Nelson BC V1L 4N1 Ph: 250.352.2822 •

1. He faced the challenges that were too big for him. 2. He could not do it alone and enlisted help. 3. He had to depend on God for success. Was it easy going for Nehemiah and his people? No. As I read this book in the bible, I was reminded that nothing worthwhile happens without opposition, personal sacrifice and hardship. You may be in a position as Nehemiah. There is a situation in your life that is too big for you, but you know it needs to change. This is where the Church can help. God never intended us to face all life’s challenges alone. In Nehemiah’s day, the wall got built because of God, but also because of Nehemiah and people of like mind got behind this faith project. Everybody contributed, fear was stared down, and everyone worked until victory was secured. Take a moment and read the small book of the bible. It will encourage you too.

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L.V. Rogers runners off to provincials NELSON — Here are the results from the East/West Kootenay cross country championships that were held on the trails that surround L.V. Rogers last week. The top finishers will head to the provincial championships in Prince George this weekend. JUNIOR BOYS Aaron Finke RSS 12:20; Owen Box Traf 12:25; Remi Drolet RSS 12:35; Jesse Thurston Traf 13:17; Aiden Mushamanski Traf 13:43; Rayan Duerichen Lucerne 13:58; Noah Gaffran Traf 14:05; Reece Boulanger Traf 14:38; Angus Wiggill Traf 16:23. JUNIOR GIRLS Isabella Kroker Kimber Traf 15:17; Ruby Nixon-Bilski Traf 15:54; Kolibri Drobish Lucerne 15:59; Mia Wingender Traf 16:29; Rosie V. Mt. Sent 16:52. SENIOR GIRLS Emily Simpson PCSS 24:59; Maddy Murphy LVR 25:19; Taylor Wilson JVH 26:16; Michaela McLean RSS 27:17; Lucy Carver-Brennan Wild 27:47; Hailee Gerun LVR 28:30; Carilia Horning LVR 28:41; Jade Bridger LVR 28:49; Sally Steeves RSS 28:54; Maya Ida Traf 29:10; Cristina Cutler RSS 29:11; Kate Oostlander JL Crowe 29:15; Gina Oostlander JL Crowe 29:16; Linnea Sharelove LVR 29:27; Anika Nykanen LVR 29:28; Aloe Harris LVR 29:29; Natasha Bergman LVR 29:51; Ada Browne PCSS 30:01; Bronwyn Moore RSS 30:20; Paige Lefranc JVH 31:33. SENIOR BOYS Micah May LVR 28:40; Nick Mottl PCSS 28:50; Walker Dempster LVR 30:52; Trace Cooke LVR 31:37; Levi Smith LVR 31:51; Owen Thurston LVR 32:39; Digby Benner LVR 33:17; Kaden Foy LVR 33:18; Eli Bukowski JVH 33:23; Dale Cushway LVR 33:28; Ethan Huscroft PCSS 33:33; Kieran Simpson PCSS 33:36; Samuel Matthew Traf 34:18; Finn Elliot LVR 34:27; Ryan Tate JVH 34:35; Levi Stubbe Mt. Sent 34:41; Galen Boulanger LVR 35:26; Cail Spencer LVR 35:29; Jacob Flood RSS 35:33; Sam Kuch LVR 35:39. LEGEND: LVR (Nelson’s L.V. Rogers), Traf (Nelson’s Trafalgar Middle School), Wild (Nelson’s Wildflower), JVH (Kaslo’s J.V. Humphries), RSS (Rossland Secondary), PCSS (Creston’s Prince Charles Secondary), JL Crowe (Trail), Mt. Sent (Mount Sentinel), Lucerne (New Denver)

Buster Wigg Born: August 8, 1924 Passed: October 23, 2012 BUSTER (David Ernest Walter) WIGG passed away on October 23th, 2012 at Kootenay Lake Hospital. His final days were spent surrounded by his family. Buster is survived by his wife of 65 years, Tiny (Chrystal), his daughter Valerie Johnson (husband Bruce), his granddaughter Andrea Rhodes (husband Scott), his grandson Scott Johnson and his two precious great granddaughters, Victoria and Caitlin Rhodes. Buster was born in Nelson and was part of a large, well known Nelson family. His sister Janie Seaby and niece Carolyn Zabawa still reside in Nelson. Buster will also be greatly missed by his brother Don Wigg, his sister Joan McCluskey, his sister Gladys Redman and their extended families. He was well regarded by his many friends and neighbours. Buster loved Nelson and enjoyed swimming, boating, fishing, prospecting, playing cards and drinking hot chocolate with his friends at the mall. Most people will remember Buster as a cab driver. He owned and operated City Cabs for many years. Rev. Scott Simpson will offer a grave site service at the Nelson Cemetery at 10:00 am on November 3rd, 2012. After the service you are invited to a reception at The First Baptist Church at 611 5th Street, Nelson BC.

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Craft Fairs Balfour Hall’s Christmas Craft Fair Sat Nov 10th 9-3 door prizes, free admission or bring transition house food donation info 229-5265 Craft Bake & Gift Sale Our Daily Bread 812 Stanley St. Nov 23rd 5-9 pm & 24th 10-5 to book a table call 354-2077





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An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

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BIRTHDAY ANNOUNCEMENT Everett Kuhn turns 90 on November 5th, 2012. Happy Birthday, Ev! Friends are invited to a Celebration on Saturday November 3rd from 1 to 4 pm, at the Nelson Seniors’ Centre, 719 Vernon St., in Nelson. Refreshments will be served. We’re so proud of our dad, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and great friend for all he does for our family and for the Nelson Community.

Cards of Thanks The Nelson Refugee Committee would like to thank everyone who attended our October 27th fundraising dinner and the following business & people for their very generous help in making this huge event a huge success. OSO Negro, Safeway, Save-on-Foods, Silverking Soya, Kootenay Country Store Cooperative, Nelson Star, The United Church, Donna Strogman, Jenna Lazier, Jayne Slawson & Liz Knox

Kootenay Festival of the Arts AGM. The Nelson Festival Association annual general meeting will be at 7:00 pm Wed. Nov 14th in the Nelson & District Credit Union boardroom. Private teachers, parents & anyone else willing to work toward a successful Festival 2014 are welcome to attend. WARFIELD CRAFT & HOMEBASED BUSINESS FAIR Saturday, November 24 at WEBSTER Elementary School Gym (395 Schofield Hwy) from 10 am - 3 pm. Cost: $2 (includes Admission, Drink & Goody). Vendor Tables are still available. Call 250-3688202 for more information.

Lost & Found Lost: 8’ Custom Teal & Black Cushion around Grand Forks Tues. Oct 30th call 505-4508 or 352-0060 LOST: Men’s silver chain link necklace, lost Aug.17th between Trail and Nelson. 250368-5957 Lost: White Tent Canopy on Sat Oct 27th near the Nelson Transfer Station. 352-5061

Employment Business Opportunities FUTURE MILLIONAIRES WANTED! To get your FREE “Money Making Secrets Revealed� CD, please call 250-304-4040

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Relief is only a call away! Call Shelley Cameron Estate Administrator at 877-797-4357 today, to set up your FREE consultation in Nelson. Donna Mihalcheon CA, CIRP 33 years experience. BDO Canada Limited. Trustee in Bankruptcy. 200-1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna , BC V1Y 9X1

Career Opportunity: Sun Life Financial, a leader in financial services, is hiring exceptional people to train as financial sale professionals. Please call 250-426-4221/ext 2202, fax 250-426-8516, or email resume to:

Registered Care Aide required for Castlegar Senior. Phone 250-365-8096 Snow Removal business looking for Snow Plow Operators $20/hour, Call 250-365-1632

Career Opportunities

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CLASS 1 SHUTTLE DRIVER Sysco is seeking a Class 1 Shuttle Driver, pin to pin, 5 nights per week, Castlegar to Kelowna. (Owner/Operators also welcome to apply). Competitive rates. To apply, send resume by email to:

Help Wanted

Nelson and District Hospice Society

(serving Nelson and the East Shore) JOB POSTING: P/T Executive Director (22 hours per week/$22 per hour) Duties include: –Administration (Governance, Advocacy and Funding) –Volunteer coordination and Training –Client Services Previous experience in the non-profit sector and knowledge of the philosophy of Hospice/Palliative Care is essential. An understanding of the role of Advisory Committees and Board of Directors preferred. Information about our organization as well as a complete job description is available at Application closing date: Friday, November 9, 2012 Mail resume to: Chairperson Nelson and District Hospice Society Box 194, Nelson, BC V1L 5P9 or by email at No phone calls please. Only selected candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in Nelson and District Hospice Society.

Career Opportunities

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Information Accepting new patients. Dr. Michael Smith (TCM) offers service in Acupuncture, Chinese medicine, Nutritional and Functional medicine. New location at 507 Baker St suite 215. Call 250 352-0459

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Van-Kam Freightways’ As a result weGroup requireofa Companies requires Owner Operators for runs out of our Prince George Terminal.


for the Kootenay Region W ffin the Kootenays ll t tthis position Wi t will / Mfocust on i Based developing new and maintaining existing business. The successful candidate should be goal oriented, a team player, possess personal successes in his/ her life, be punctual and organized, and have the ability to work in a competitive environment as well as independently. Your territory will be split 50/50 with the East and West Kootenays. You should have a sales background with demonstrable sales achievements and preference will be given to those with a knowledge of the transportation industry. This position requires ongoing computer based reporting. A competitive salary, bonus and employee benefit plans are provided. Apply to: or fax 604-587-9889 “Committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.� We thank you for your application, however only those of interest will be contacted.


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Houses For Sale

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North Okanagan Sawmill is looking to hire Millwrights,Fabricators and Heavy Duty Mechanics. We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-8389637.

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Nonagenarian disposing a multitude of cherished items, antique and modern. China Cabinet $80, barley corn folding table $175, trunk $50, record player, records, sewing machine, collection of razors, sharpening stuff, lighters, old cameras, postcards, pliers, timekeepers, wartime, medical bandages, 2 speakers, home and shop tools, 306 rifle with scope & case, deepwell pump, pop boxes, damaged motorcycle, big roll of single strand wire, fireproof shingles, antique farm implements & 8N Tractors, stump puller, ploughs, discs, harrow mower, rake, heavy roller, cultivator etc. etc. etc. acreage, house in Nelson 505-5200

Exclusive Factory Direct Pricing on SRI 14s, 16s, doubles & modular homes. Take advantage of our 38 years experience and then take advantage of our pricing only at Lake Country Modular conveniently located next to SRI’s factory. Huge grants, discounts and factory incentives. Call Don at 1-866-766-2214 or visit us at 515 Beaver Lake Rd, Kelowna

1 Bdr. suite in Fairview Heights. Available Nov Radiant in-floor heat,power & internet/cable inclu. F/S,W/D off street parking,close to bus route & 10th St campus N/S,N/P $850.00/m Call 250505-7990 CASTLEGAR (OOTISHNIA) 1.5 Bdrm, N/S, newly reno Pets?, 250-365-1006


SMITHERS Logging Contractor is hiring Buncher, Skidder, and Processor Operators. Call Shari at 250-847-1531 or fax resume to 250-847-1532. The Kootenay Area Office of the Heart and Stroke Foundation is looking for leadership volunteers. These unpaid positions will provide you with the opportunity to work with people in your community. This is a great chance to build your resume while developing a variety of marketable skills. Willing to train committed volunteers in Excel and Word. Contact Nancy at or (250) 505-5342

WILLOW Home Gallery is seeking a dynamic individual with exceptional experience and skills in design, sales, and retail to assist in the running of a successful home decor shop in Kaslo. Call 250 353 2257

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Clock/Watch Repairs Clock & Watch Repair, Jewellery Repair, appraisals, custom work. Ted Allen’s Jewellery, 431 Baker St, Nelson 250 352-5033

Handypersons Get it done before the Snow Flies Gare’s Home Maintenance & Yard Care General Contracting Call 250-359-2983 or Cell 250-304-5298

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

Martial Arts

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Improve your body, mind and spirit. Kyokushin Karate. Children & Adults M-W-F @ Trafalgar School 551-3345 call Keith for more info.

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Furniture Queen Size Bed Complete w/ornate metal headboard $300 250 777-1169

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

Misc. for Sale All Like New Keyboard $85, Dresser $125, Love Seat $125, Freezer $95 352-3920 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

Woodfired Boiler. Tarm Innova 50 controls & storage. 250-344-2603 evenings.

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

Musical Instruments New Marshall Stack w/ 8x12” speakers $1000, Roland JC 90 amp $500, Fender Satellite amp $200, 1969 Fender F-hole Telecaster (woodgrain) re-issue $750, Jumbo Washburn Electric/acoustic guitar $900, John Lennon signature Epiphone J-45 $700, Crafter electric/acoustic guitar $350 250 777-1169

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

WINTER TIRES FOR SALE 2 Winguard on steel rims 3/4 tread 205-65 R15 94T $100 for the pair • Crib mattress (great condition) $20 Call 250-362-7681 after 5pm or Cell # 250-231-2174

A COMFORTABLE 3 bed, 1 bath family home in a good neighbourhood can be yours for $290,000. Drive by 701 McHardy St. in Nelson and then call Gregory (RE/MAX Vernon) at 1-800-667-2040.

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Cleaning Services

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Reporter The Nelson Star is currently seeking an enthusiastic and hard working journalist to be part of our newsroom. The Nelson Star is a twice-weekly newspaper with an 8,000 circulation in an eclectic community located in the mountainous southern interior of British Columbia. The successful individual would be expected to report on and photograph a wide range of stories in the community. From school board to youth soccer to the local theatre scene, the assignments are diverse and challenging. A degree, certificate or ability to demonstrate previous working journalism experience is a must. You would be expected to work well in a team environment, but also independently in a small newsroom. Position Requirements: • Ability to research, write and photograph on strict deadlines. • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop. Prior page layout experience. • Keen interest in copy editing. • Your own camera and an ability to capture photographs that includes sports. • Knowledge of video shooting and video editing for website content. • Thorough understanding of social media, particularly Facebook and Twitter. • Knowledge of and ability to manage web based content. • Ability to work closely with others in a small newsroom environment and contribute to the community as a representative of the newspaper. • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.

Townhouses 3 bdrm townhouse, 1.5 bath, private, well maintained , fenced yard, garden. On bus route, close to schools. Asking $187,500. Owner motivated call 250 505-5460

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

Cottages / Cabins Avai Immed 2 Bdrm Furnish Small House Lakefront North Shore on bus route N/S $1200/m incl Util, Internet & TV Call bef 8pm 825-9295

Homes for Rent 1 bdrm trailer avail. now W/D, quiet park 7 min to Nelson Granite Rd $600/m + util Trevor 250 354-8409 3 bdrm, 1 bath on private acrege @ 4 mile aval immed $1200/m + util 250 551-0647 3 Bdrm in Balfour $800/mth Dec1 w/d f/s n/s pets ok 250229-2275 BRENTWOOD BAY. 3 BDRM, 2 bath, new appliances, 1000 + util/mon, no smoking or pets. 250-365-1005 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 Mobile Home, 2 bdrm, F/S W/D, Deck, Addition, in Thrums, No dogs over 15 # 250-359-7178, 250-304-9273

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

Shared Accommodation House to share, 3 bdrm on private acreage @ 4 mile, hot tub $550/m util included skiers welcome 250 551-0647


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AVAIL IMMED. In Rosemont, near public transit & Selkirk College. 3-bdrm, 1.5 bath. Absentee landlord keeps 1 bdrm for storage. NS/NP. W/D, F/S, D/W, freezer. Ref’s req’d. $1000. + utils. (250)777-4071. WOODLAND PARK HOUSING CO-OP has clean affordable 2 & 3 bedroom townhouse with basements centrally located and close to amenities, park like setting Applications forms at #1, 1692 Silverwood Crescent, Castle gar, 250-365-2677 leave msg

Want to Rent Nelson: 2 working males need a 2 bdrm rental for Nov. 1st or 15th. $800-$1000/m Adam @ 250 777-2908 Nelson: Male 30’s seeks affordable shared housing. Looking for quiet non-party environment. Am honest, reliable & can provide a good ref. Ramon @ 352-9876 or Nelson: Male, 49 yrs on CPP disability requires shared accom ASAP $400/m all inclu max. Quiet, considerate & caring, w/good ref Ted 352-9876 Nelson: Male on-line student req long term rental within city limits. Can spend max $650/m all inclu. Reliable, clean, nonpartier. Good ref avail Tyler 352-9641 Nelson: Single woman in 40’s req accom in town. $450./m max including utilities. Quiet, responsible with good ref. Deborah @ 352-9876 Single man requires rentalshared, or any affordable situation considered. Skilled handyman, quiet lifestyle, solid ref avail. Prefer Nelson thru Fruitvale area. Stephan @ 352-9876 or

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This position is a part-time position with a minimum of 24 hours a week. If you are looking for a fantastic community and an opportunity to contribute to our award winning community newspaper this is a chance to be part of our team. Please send resumes to Nelson Star editor Bob Hall at Deadline for applications is November 6 by 4 p.m. Pacific time.

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Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Fax resumes to: 780-725-4430

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

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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Pain is a problem faced by many people and unfortunately they often feel there’s nothing they can do. However, on November 6 the people

“Chronic or persistent pain is a problem shared by most people with arthritis.” of Nelson and the surrounding communities will get a chance to have their questions answered at a special workshop being hosted by the Arthritis Society. The Chronic Pain, Ask an Expert workshop will be led by Dr. Joel Kailia along with pharmacist Mark McBride, who will provide an overview of pain management options and

answer questions about various treatment approaches. Ali Popoff, a C.H.E.K. certified personal fitness trainer, will also be available to answer questions about pain and physical activity. “Chronic or persistent pain is a problem shared by most people with arthritis and other health conditions. For many, it is their number one concern,” says Trudy Battaglio, with the Arthritis Society. She goes on to say that “unfortunately many people feel they just have to live with their pain and they let it go unmanaged, which may not only lead to an increase in pain, but may also contribute to a variety of other health problems including increased tension, stress, difficult emotions, depression and fatigue.” Finding information and resources

about effective ways to reduce or eliminate pain can be challenging and that is exactly what makes this workshop so valuable. People have the opportunity to speak directly with professionals who will answer their questions and provide them with valuable

information to help them better manage their pain. Each year, the Arthritis Society organizes a number of public forums that allow people with arthritis, their family and friends to hear presentations by arthritis experts and to share their experi-

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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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ences with others in the community. This is your opportunity. The free workshop will take place Tuesday at the Community First Health Co-op Wellness Centre (518 Lake Street) between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. To register, call 1-866414-7766. Space is limited.

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Nestled on 4 separately titled lots all generous in size, scattered with heritage fruit trees, gardens and loads of sun, this 3-bed, 1-bath home has a great flow, generous room sizes and a real Kootenay feel. A wrap around deck encompasses the house taking in the stunning views of the lake and offering endless enjoyment on those long summer nights. All within thirty mins of Nelson.

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rowing up and learning to love music in the early ’90s meant Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Nirvana was pumped out of every radio station on the West Coast, and even though a young Dan Mangan had grown up with his parents’ record collection, it was the grunge scene that taught him to play guitar. Being mostly self-taught with some guidance from those around him who knew more, Mangan went about learning as many Pearl Jam and Nirvana songs as he could. “My parents had me in piano lessons from age five or so,” he said. “We all stuck with it for varying amounts of time and basically as soon as I found the guitar at about age 10 I stopped playing piano.” As the youngest of three kids, Mangan learned a lot from his older siblings. At six, his older sister took Mangan on an hour and a half long journey from where their family was living outside of Toronto into the city for a Christmas concert with Sarah Maclachlan. “It was just exciting to see anything,” he said about the experience. “I was just a sponge for anything I could soak up.” As Mangan got older, his love for music continued and expanded. In high school he and his friends formed a band called Basement Suites that played small shows at community centres around Vancouver. “I mean it was totally crucial now that I look back, but we were really horrible,” he said. “We were pretty embarrassingly bad but it was so necessary to have that experience. After performing around Vancouver at various bars, coffee shops and events, Mangan recorded his first EP, All at Once. In 2005, he released his first full-length album, Postcards and Daydreaming. For four years, Mangan toured with the album. Released independently, he sold it at live shows and through touring met various other Canadian musicians on the way. When Mangan decided to release Nice, Nice, Very Nice, he called upon those friends — like Hannah Georgas, members of Said the Whale, Major Maker and Elliott Brood — to help him create the album. “I just invited a lot of them to be part of that album,” he said. “When it came out it made bigger waves than anyone anticipated. It opened doors for me to start touring with a band and start doing more international touring.”

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With Nice, Nice, Very Nice, Mangan was shortlisted for the 2010 Polaris Music Prize, iTunes Album of the Year for the singer/songwriter category, won three Western Canadian Music Awards and “Robots” was named Best Song by CBC Radio 3’s Bucky Awards. Mangan continued to grow and in 2011 released his third full-length album, Oh Fortune. Like with Nice, Nice, Very Nice, Oh Fortune was critical acclaimed and eventually awards came pouring in. At this year’s Junos he was named New Artist of the Year and Oh Fortune was named Alternative Album of the year. He also received Juno nominations for Songwriter of the Year and Video of the Year. The album was long-listed for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize and received three Western Canadian Music Awards. Mangan plays a sold out show at The Royal on November 7 with Rural Alberta Advantage and The Abrams Brothers. CBC’s Radio West will also be broadcasting live from The Royal on November 7 between 4 and 6 p.m. The show will feature news, stories, and interviews with various Nelsonites, Dan Mangan and The Rural Alberta Advantage. If you want to be part of this, come down today and get your name on the list. You must be at the Royal in person between 6 to 8 p.m. to reserve your spot. There is no cover charge for the CBC event. An extended version of this story is available at nelsonstar. com.

Smalltown DJs When you listen to the music of Smalltown DJs it’s not hard to imagine the scene Pete Emes and Mike Grimes grew up in. As a kid in Calgary, Emes found himself listening to Twisted Sister and more metal and hard rock but as the hip hop and acid jazz/funk/disco/soul scene emerged in Calgary, he found himself expanding his interests. Even though Emes’ friends had picked up sticks, guitars and microphones and formed bands, he said he can’t play any instruments “at all.” But before he had turntables, he was DJing parties and events with friends. In the early ’90s, Emes and Grimes were both DJing around Calgary. After living in Korea for several years Grimes

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returned to Calgary and one night was at a party where Emes was DJing. “He came up to me and said he had all the same records as me and we were playing the same stuff,” said Emes. “That was kind of rare because I was playing all different sounds and genres together. Now it seems silly to say it was different to be playing different genres in one set.” Together they started a weekly night called Hai Karate at the Night Gallery Cabaret in 1999, which moved to the Hifi Club in 2005. Smalltown DJs have become regulars not only at Shambhala but at Spiritbar, routinely playing sold out shows. Even though they have played stages from Mexico to Las Vegas, Emes said

Nelson is one of their favourite places. “You can always guarantee at the beginning of the set there are going to be people listening to what we are doing and at the end the same people are going to be right down on the dance floor. When you play for a great audience like that, you never forget it.” Smalltown DJs play Spiritbar on Saturday night. An extended version of this story is available at

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hen the production of Jesus Christ Superstar takes the stage at the Capitol Theatre next weekend there are going to be many familiar faces from the local and international theatre world. But in addition to Bessie Wapp and Kevin Armstrong — who are playing two of the production’s larger roles — are two novice actors taking on the role of Jesus Christ. Aaron Nelson and Josh Murray are sharing the task of portraying Christ, and will take the stage for the first time when the curtain opens on Thursday, November 8. “This is my first show ever,” said Nelson. “I did theatre when I was in elementary school, but this is the first time since I have been an adult.” Like Murray, Nelson’s experience comes mostly from performing as a musician. Murray heard about the auditions for Jesus Christ Superstar from his wife, who was excited about trying out. “I guess her excitement was a bit contagious so I decided to check it out,” he said. “We watched it together. I had never seen it before, but afterward decided I wanted to try out as well.” While Nelson didn’t have his sights set on any particular role, Murray knew from the moment he saw Jesus Christ Superstar, he wanted to be Jesus. “I even dressed for the role when I went for the audition,” Murray says. “When I got married last summer the outfit I wore was a hemp tunic and hemp pants.” In the audition, both Jesuses sang the major solo of the production, Gethsemane. “I thought if I am going to go for it, I might as well go for the big one,” said Nelson. “I was quite surprised I got it. I thought I nailed it pretty well in the audition. It felt pretty good, but I was surprised because I had never

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been in theatre before.” Even though the task of playing Christ may seem daunting to some novice actors, both Murray and Nelson were confident in their abilities. “It actually came pretty easy considering it is really my first experience with acting,” said Murray. “I have found it pretty easy to get into character and get into that zone,

which is pretty surprising.” “I didn’t feel unsure,” said Nelson. “I was pretty confident because I have been singing for so many years. I had been singing along with the album for ages too, so I basically knew all the songs already.” Murray and Nelson also found watching each other on stage helped visualize the role and the goals of director Kevin Armstrong. “It’s excellent to see [Murray] do the role,” said Nelson. “It’s neat because then you can really get a good idea of how the scene should work. We are doing the exact same movements and singing so it really helps a lot to watch him.” With opening night on the horizon, neither Jesus seemed nervous about sharing the production with the audience. While Murray said he is anxious now, he is mostly excited. Like Murray, Nelson is confident about opening night having spent a lot of time rehearsing and even watching videotapes of himself doing the scenes. “I go home and check it out and make sure I’m looking okay and the scenes are okay,” said Nelson. As for future productions, both Jesuses said they have “caught the bug.” “I haven’t thought about what other roles I’d like to do,” said Murray. “One my wife has been wanting to convince people to try out for is Beauty and the Beast. I think Gaston would be a fun role to play.” Jesus Christ Superstar opens on Thursday, November 8 at the Capitol Theatre at 8 p.m. It will run until November 11 with 2 p.m. matinees on November 10 and 11. For more information and tickets visit: or the Capitol Theatre box office.

Kootenay author launches new novel Julia Gilmor Special to {vurb}

Adrian Barnes’ passion for writing began early in life and was fueled at age 10 when he received a banana yellow Brother typewriter. His first creative forays were selfpublished books he photocopied and distributed amongst friends and family. Since that time Barnes has self-published two other works and will be traveling to England for the publication and book tour of his latest novel, Nod on November 5. Nod takes place in Vancouver and explores the gradual deterioration of soci-

ety after an apocalyptic event where unexplained sleeplessness spreads across the planet, quickly bringing the world to a halt. Those who do sleep are attacked by the “Awakened” and children, while not afflicted with sleeplessness, have stopped speaking. Barnes said he recognizes the popularity of the end-of-the-world scenario in modern film and literature. “More and more we see the apocalyptic setting popping as a theme for the general populace,” he said. “I believe that’s because we’re living in a world that is moving faster and faster towards some unknown end. We know change is

coming and we can’t carry on the way we are, but that change isn’t necessarily negative.” In the Kootenays, Barnes is a creative writing instructor at Selkirk College. As a teacher he is enthusiastic about bringing story to life and nurturing creativity in his students. “Writing makes you very vulnerable but when you share in a place of honour and respect, balancing praise with criticism, you can create rich environment,” he said. With deadlines for the Kootenay Literary Competition looming, Barnes offers sage advice: “Focus on story. There’s a trend in modern fiction away from story

and I think interest is moving away from literary fiction because of it.” He also encourages writers to be doggedly persistent. “Every novel you write doubles your chance of being published,” he said. “By the time you’ve hit your fourth novel, your chances for being published are fairly high.” The Kootenay Literary Competition deadline for entries is November 10. For more information on the contest and how to enter visit the website,


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103.5 The Bridge Afternoon Drive Host There’s something spiritual about being alone in a cabin in the middle of the woods, with the snow falling with just you and your thoughts. When you’re out in the woods, you’re closer to nature, which just feels... right. When you have music accompanying the experience it makes for a good pairing. This week’s playlist is full of tunes that are earthy, acoustic, and natural. Do those mean all the same thing? Yes.

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Neil Young – “My My, Hey Hey:” It’s Neil Young. He just has “cabin music” written all over him. Alexi Murdoch – “All My Days:” This song could possibly be my favourite on the list. This is a staple on most TV shows these days, mostly because the lyrics on this one will grab you. “I cried aloud, I shook my hands at what I’m doing here...” Cat Stevens – “The Wind:” He goes by Yusuf Islam now. Fun fact: He almost drowned in California. Apparently, as he was drowning he yelled out “God, if you save me I will work for you.” He claims that shortly afterwards, a wave came up and swept him to shore, thus leading to the name change. Also, this song is all about nature, go figure.  Bon Iver – “Re: Stacks:” Okay, this guy actually hibernated in a cabin in Wisconsin for three months to write the album, For Emma, Forever Ago. He did that for two reasons: One was because he suffered from mono and the other was because he broke up with a girl. That’ll do it. You can definitely hear the cabin influence in his music too: it’s straightforward and uncomplicated. 

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Xavier Rudd – “Better People:” Rudd spends his time in two of the greatest countries in the world, Australia and Canada. He sings about the aboriginal peoples of both countries, and spirituality. This song in particular is about people respecting nature. Okay, so it’s a hippy song and this isn’t a bad thing. When you play this song it smells like reefer. Weird. Led Zeppelin – “Going to California:” Acoustic Led Zeppelin confounds some people. I for one, welcome it with open arms.  Nick Drake – “Pink Moon:” Nick Drake is probably one of the most tragic musicians. He was an introvert, and hated to play in front of people, his record label dropped him because they found it impossible to promote his music without promotional appearances. He passed away shortly after at 26. His genius was never really recognized until after his death. When I hear this song I’d like to imagine that Mr. Drake is strumming his guitar alone in a cabin, which is where he belonged.


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Did you know that November is National Novel Writing Month? Well now you do. There’s a great website you can check out for info and support if you are interesting in attempting this feat: Sara Gruen, Erin Morgenstern, and Marissa Meyer are a few published authors who have participated in this event. I thought I’d pick Marissa Meyer’s young adult novel Cinder to review. How many times can the tale of Cinderella be retold? Many, many times. Here, Meyer takes a fresh and unique approach to the story. There are all the classic characters and situations of the story, but tweaked and reimagined. Set in the far future, Cinder is a cyborg and considered a sub species by most. She’s a gifted mechanic with a secret identity that even she doesn’t know about. Meyer does a great job of pulling the reader into the world and creating the visual layout without over-explaining it. This is an engaging, well-written, wellpaced story about a 16-year-old girl discovering who she is, and what she is capable of. I also got the chance to read an advanced copy of the next novel in the series titled Scarlet due out January next year, and you guessed it — it’s about red riding hood and a big bad wolf, like you’ve never seen them. This really is a fun series. I look forward to

seeing where the next one takes me. I’d highly recommend this for anyone who liked Insurgent, The Hunger Games, Blood Red Road, or just wants to get pulled into an interesting future world. Check out Meyer’s website marissameyer. com to see what she’s working on next.


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Since the Capitol Theatre reopened its doors in 1988 you--the Capitol Theatre patrons--have enjoyed countless nights out at the theatre. Over the last 25 years the theatre has grown into a cultural cornerstone for Nelson and the surrounding area. This Capitol Theatre season marks the 25th Anniversary of the Capitol Theatre Season Series. Trust your Capitol Theatre to bring to you the best in theatre, dance, music, comedy and children entertainment for years to come. UPCOMING events at the Capitol Theatre include Juno award winner and fine Canadian singer-songwriter JAMES KEELAGHAN Trio today, Friday, November 2 at 8pm, and on November 25 at 2:00pm, TRENT ARTERBERRY exploring The Secret Life of Walter Manny. Arterberry, an extraordinary mime, will take you and your children on wild adventures. This year’s CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME features Sherlock Holmes and the Hounds of Baskerville - don’t miss this tradition of community theatre for the whole family and one of the theatre’s main fundraiser with performances on November 29 -December 2. The Capitol Theatre strives to keep tickets and community rental fees affordable and the theatre accessible to all community members. We appreciate your support to continue to do exactly that, while doing what we do best: to create a space for you to relax into a world of imagination and entertainment. To explore all events and performances at your Capitol Theatre visit our calendar on our website at We’ve worked to create an exciting program that meets your unique tastes as our patrons. Growing the next generation of theatre supporters is important to the Capitol Theatre. The stars are aligned for our family oriented Capitol Kid’s Series featuring great acts that include a master of mime, high energy dance, exciting ballet, and wonderful puppetry from Iceland. All shows are on Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm and a package of all four performances is only $40. This is a great gift idea the whole family! SECURE YOUR TICKETS NOW for two fantastic dance performances: SWAN LAKE produced by Ballet Jörgen Canada January 31, 2013 and internationally acclaimed LES BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTREAL bringing to you the best in contemporary dance - a fusion of styles that combines ballet with street dance on February 23 with a youth performance on February 24. And don’t miss ALLISON GIRVAN presented by the Nelson Overture Concerts Society on January 26, 2013. Take advantage of the Capitol online ticketing system that ensures convenient ticket purchase at, charge by phone 250-352-6363 or drop by the box office Tuesday thru Friday noon - 4:30pm.

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Interested in seeing what can happen when creative and talented people in our community gather? This year the Nelson & District Arts Council invites YOU to be a part of our new social gathering, the ArtSocial. This is an opportunity for members and non-members to bring our inspirations and creative talents together around a central theme or focus with the “Desire to Inspire” new projects and creativity throughout the district.

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his week as I was visiting Nelson Brewing Company for an update on their new machine and the exciting new beers they will be releasing in the coming months, Chad Hansen called me a “beer nerd.” It’s true, I am a nerd. I am a food nerd and yes, a beer nerd. For a long time being a nerd has been associated with people like the characters on The Big Bang Theory, comic book junkies and video game addicts. But what about us food blog, cookbook and kitchen appliance addicts — aren’t we nerds too? In reality, I think being a nerd means having an overwhelming passion for a particular subject. Like Hansen mentioned on Wednesday, I am a beer nerd. I’m not entirely sure how it happened. I can’t really map my trajectory, but I am glad I got here. I will admit I didn’t like beer when I started drinking it in university but then I quickly realized beer was often on special in the bar or pub, and I could save money by choking it down. What I also discovered was that the terrible beer is terrible because of how it tastes.

Until I was about 24 I had never tasted Canadian, and bought my first Kokanee two years ago living in Fernie. My staple in my early years was Sleeman’s Honey Brown. But then while living at home my dad started offering me what he had, which opened me up to the world of IPAs, pale ales and other lagers. He introduced me to Kilkenny, and then to Guinness. But as my interest in food expanded, so did my curiosity about beer. I found myself wandering into the local section of the liquor store and just started trying different beers. As my beer nerdism developed so did the craft beer scene, meaning more and more options for beers became available. There were raspberry, pumpkin, chocolate and more. But that seems to have just been the beginning. These days it seems every craft brewery makes a pumpkin beer. Obviously some are better than others, and some breweries are taking the mold, breaking and completely rebuilding it. While down in Portland in September, my boyfriend, a friend and I visited Rogue Ales.

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Rogue is probably one of the most popular American craft breweries. From their distinct bottles to completely unique flavours they are truly offering something to beer nerds everywhere. Clearly, like with all nerd cultures, there are purists. And when it comes to breweries like Rogue, the purists are likely horrified by what they are putting in their tanks. One of Rogue’s most out-there beers is their Voodoo Maple Bacon. Inspired by a favourite Portland doughnut shop, Rogue has put both maple syrup and bacon into this beer. A far cry from the Kilkenny and Guinness that opened me up to new beers, I have to applaud any brewer, baker, or cook who is taking what they have learned to push the boundaries of their chosen craft. A maple bacon beer may be a bit out there, but how boring would the beer world be if all bars and liquor stores offered only Kokanee, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Budweiser and Busch? Thank you to those who are pushing the envelop and sorry to those who like boring beers.


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Chicken and kale casserole

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Lemon and kale are like best buddies. Lemon is great at balancing out some of the bitter flavour you get from cooked kale without tasting too overpowering. I always squeeze a little juice in when I’m preparing kale for any kind of cooked dish; and here’s a cooked dish to keep you warm now that the snow is coming. It’s great for making ahead and reheating on low for a gathering or just great leftovers.

1 ¾ cups uncooked macaroni 1 large yellow onion, diced medium 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 bunches kale (just under a kilo), tough stems and ribs removed, leaves coarsely chopped 2 cups shredded or chopped cooked chicken 4 cups (approx. 1 litre) ricotta 3 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest (from 2 lemons) 1 tsp basil 2 tbsp lemon juice ¾ cup Parmesan, grated (2 ¼ ounces) salt and pepper First you need to make up the components. Cook the pasta till it’s almost al dente (it doesn’t have to be macaroni; you can also use shells or some other not-straight variety).

You can precook either chicken breasts or use the leftovers from a roast chicken. Sauté the onion and garlic on medium heat and just as they’re almost done turn the heat right down and toss in the chopped kale and lemon. After a couple of seconds turn the heat right off, slap a lid on and let it steam down the kale. While everything is cooling off, mix the cheeses with the basil, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

Mix all the other cool ingredients into this mixture. All of this will then go in a glass or metal baking pan so that there is at least a 2.5" thickness to the casserole. You can top with bread crumbs or more Parmesan and bake in the oven at 350º for 40 minutes. I usually then let it brown on top by putting the oven on broil but that is a purely aesthetic thing. Long live the casserole!





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Author Larry Jacobsen will be at Otter Books on November 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. Jacobsen will be signing copies of his book Salmo Stories. With over 460 superb photographs the book provides the reader with vivid insights into, and an appreciation of BC pioneer life beginning about 1890. These stories will leave the reader with a sense of just how physically and mentally tough people had to be to survive in a wilderness community far from family, friends, and access to common amenities.

On Saturday, the Eleos Centre will be showing the multi-award-winning documentary, Nefarious, Merchant of Souls at the Central School gymnasium. For tickets call Eleos Centre at 250352-0300 or email at Advanced tickets are $10 or tickets are available at the door for $12.


Kashoo has a new album. Join The Royal for their album release party tonight. DJ Rhapsody is also on the bill. Tickets are $5 to $10 on a sliding scale at the door. Doors open 8 p.m.


The Nelson Storytelling Guild meets the first Sunday of every month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at SelfDesign High on the second floor of the Legion building at 402 Victoria Street. For more information contact Ray at 250-352-5127.

The Capitol Theatre season series is proud to presents James Keelaghan’s 25th anniversary tour as it stops in Nelson tonight at 8 p.m. Buy tickets for this musical feast online at or charge by phone 250-3526363. Tickets are $25 for adults or $20 for season package holders and full time student. Follow the Capitol on Facebook and see all their events on their website. Trust your Capitol Theatre to bring to you world-class musicians! Plants and Animals are at Spiritbar tonight. Ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel and doors open at 10 p.m. Opening Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions tomorrow is The Orchestral Savages, an alt-folk duo based in the Slocan Valley. Next up is Michael Guthrie back from the Seattle area, founder of the Kaslo Langham Cultural Society and the Village Green Cafe. Closing act is The Chimney Swallows composed of two touring singer/ songwriters, Corwin Fox and Raghu Lokanathan. Smalltown DJs are at Spiritbar on November 3. Ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel and doors open at 10 p.m. Hey Ocean! is back at The Royal on November 3. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10 and are available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and Fish and Bird are at The Royal on November 6. Doors open at 9 p.m. There is no cover. The Royal is proud to present one very big night of music with Juno Award winner Dan Mangan and very special guests, Rural Alberta Advantage and The Abrams Brothers, Wednesday, November 7! Last September Dan Mangan’s third album Oh Fortune came out to widespread critical acclaim. The Rural Alberta Advantage played a sold

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The CunninLynguists out headlining show at the Royal last year and we are beyond excited to welcome them back also. Add the Abrams Brothers into the mix and you’ve got a monstrous evening of some of Canada's best music. Tickets will go fast, so get yours while you can! Tickets are $35 and are available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and Doors open 6 p.m. Showtime approx. 8 p.m. The CunninLynguists are at Spiritbar on November 9 with guests. Doors open at 10 p.m. and tickets are available at the Hume Hotel. ill.Gates and Jay Fay are at Spiritbar on November 10. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel. The Kaslo Concert Society presents Cappella Artemisia on Monday, November 12, 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church. This 10-voice female chorus from Italy sings music composed by 16th and 17th century nuns. Tickets for this extraordinary performance are available at Figments in Kaslo or at the door on the night of the concert. Single tickets are $22. Seasons passes for the remaining four concerts are a bargain at $80. School-age children admitted free when accompanied by an adult patron.

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Join the Ymir Hotel’s country and bluegrass jam every Friday night. Things get going around 5 p.m. and wrap up around 9. Steal away with the hoodlums! Come to the Dam Inn on Friday nights for some of your favourite tunes, a seafood special and other fine eats and drinks. There will be music by Pauline Lamb aka Molly Malone, Marvin Walker kickin’ the ol’ travellin’ case and Glen Martin of Tuques and Von Butcher fame on mandolin and the guitbox. Things get going at 8 p.m. Minors welcome.


As part of Pedal Magazine’s Cycling the Pacific Ring of Fire part 3: Full Circle pan-Canadian lecture series, the two globetrotters on wheels will stop over in Nelson to present their inspirational and captivating expedition account at the United Church on Tuesday, November 6 at 7 p.m. Admission is $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets are available at The Sacred Ride and Gericks.

Douglas Noblet is currently showing his aerial photographs and prints of the West Kootenay at the Capitol Theatre lobby. The exhibition runs through December 4. Check out the wild-air photography Tuesday through Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Capitol at 421 Victoria Street. The images in the exhibition are a result of several years of aerial exploring. All work is for sale — a perfect present. Local visual artist Rachel Yoder will be giving an artist talk on her latest body of work, Memento Mori. There will be an opportunity to view the work and to create your own pattern based on your answers to the questions about death, dying and living that are embedded in the abstract canvases. The talk will take place at Kalein Hospice Centre, 402 West Richards Street in Nelson on Saturday, November 3 from 5 to 7 p.m.

A new art show at Oso Negro Café starting November 1 will feature the fine art nature and landscape photography of local photographer Colin Payne. During his time working in local newspapers, Payne practiced the art of photojournalism and developed a habit of carrying his camera with him all the time so he wouldn’t miss any great images or important moments. The images featured on the walls of Oso Negro throughout November will include scenes from around Nelson, intimate nature shots of flowing water and small animals, as well as more abstract outdoor imagery. His images will also be going on the walls of Gallery 378 beneath the Craft Connection later in November. He will also be selling his work at the Kootenay Artisans’ Market in Nelson on December 7, 8 and 9, as well as at Christmas by the Lake in Silverton on November 30 and December 1 and 2.

Nelson Star, November 02, 2012  

November 02, 2012 edition of the Nelson Star