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Vol. 5 • Issue 39

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Bus issue needs resolve says new school trustee See Page 4

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Selkirk College student enrolment numbers have dipped slightly for the 2012-13 school year. As of November 1, there were 1,937 domestic students and 122 international students studying at Selkirk’s eight West Kootenay campuses and learning centres. Last year’s head counts recorded 20 more students — 17 more domestic and three more international — on the same date. College spokeswoman Pat Henman said the difference is negligible and numbers may even out in the coming months, as there is still intake available for some of the trades and online programs. “If we look at these numbers a month from now, we might find we’re up a few heads compared to last year. The numbers always fluctuate to some extent,” Henman

The Faces of Remembrance

Hundreds of area residents turned out Sunday morning for the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph. With a chilly November wind blowing through the common area in front of City Hall, veterans gathered with a number of community groups after a march through the downtown to listen to speeches and the stirring sounds of the day. For more photos turn to pages 2 and 3.

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Sheri Walsh

Sheri Walsh easily defeated Bob Price in Saturday’s byelection, 245 to 36. She will wrap up her duties as secretary of the district parent advisory committee in the coming weeks and officially be sworn in on the Kootenay Lake board of education November 20. Her term runs through the fall of 2014. “Things have improved

somewhat, but there are still problems out there,” Walsh said of the situation that sees some buses arrive much earlier or later than scheduled — the result of routes being eliminated to cut costs. The Crescent Valley resident pointed to “ongoing” problems with the route she is most familiar with. “The biggest issue is the bus coming early,” she said. “The kids are at the stop five minutes early, but if it shows up eight minutes early, they miss it. It’s leaving the high school early as well.” As she did prior to the election, Walsh encourages those who have problems to contact the district so administrators and trustees are aware. She said it’s difficult to find a solution without looking at the broader, district-wide picture. Problems have also been reported in the Creston area. “It’s really difficult to figure out,” she said. “Maybe they still need to tweak the schedule. Maybe it doesn’t really fit the route yet.” Walsh said parents were promised software that would provide an interactive map of bus routes, but that hasn’t

The new trustee says the school bus situation needs to be addressed.

happened yet and she doesn’t expect it will be ready in the short term. “All we can do is ask questions and look at the numbers,” she said. “Hopefully it’s more efficient, but is it worth the cost to students and families if kids are having unreasonably long days?” In a phone interview, Walsh called her election win “very gratifying.” She was disappointed with the turnout, however, which saw just 8.5 per cent of eligible voters cast ballots. She was hoping at least 500 people would turn out, but admitted by-elections are tough, especially on a long weekend. Walsh’s campaign included a mail-out flyer, door-

knocking in Krestova and Bonnington, attending community events in Slocan and Passmore, and phoning “everybody in the phone book I had ever met.” She also went to parent advisory committee meetings of the four valley schools and says she intends to continue to do so as trustee. “It’s going to be very interesting. I’m going to have to learn a lot.” In an email to the Star, fellow candidate Price congratulated Walsh on her victory. “I think she will do a great job,” he said. The by-election was called following the resignation of Barb Lindsay, who has gone to work overseas.

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ABOVE: Work is underway on an addition to St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral following a groundbreaking ceremony last week involving from left, general contractor Peter Gosney, church warden Kitty Wright, Rev. Thomas Leadbeater, Rev. Marcella Mugford, and warden Julia Roberts. Leadbeater, now retired, was also there in 1954 for groundbreaking on the addition to the Memorial Hall. RIGHT: Leadbeater is seen at centre right, with warden Fred Irving and Archdeacon Graham holding the spade. The church recently sold the hall and put the proceeds towards exterior upgrades on the church, including cleaning of the stonework and painting of the exterior trim and stucco. The 820 square foot single-storey addition on the building’s east side will have a kitchen, washrooms, and storage space. The church was built in 1898 and rebuilt in 1929 following a fire.

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Continued from Page 1 told the Star. “In some of our online courses, we’re still waiting for more students to register before we start the class, which we could see happen at any point.” She credits some of the decline in numbers to last year’s cost saving measures that included a reduction in the number of upper level science courses being offered and changing Kootenay School of Arts programs from two-year diplomas to

one-year certificates. KSA, located on Victoria Street in Nelson, has 56 fewer students this year. Total enrolment went from 220 students in 2011-12 to 164 this year. But other Selkirk programs are filling in the gap. Henman said enrolment is up in most of the trades programs, citing the carpentry and general mechanics programs as particularly popular. As well, there are more aboriginal students studying at Selkirk — with 66 enrolled in

various programs this year, compared to 60 last year. “We opened the Aboriginal Gathering Place at the Castlegar campus last year,” Henman points out. “We’ve had a lot energy going into recruitment of aboriginal students and this shows we’re being successful at it.” Another area recruiters focus on is attracting more international students, who benefit the school by paying higher tuition rates. “Our recruiters have really been out there working hard

to get international students,” Henman said, citing Japan, Russia and South American countries as key destinations for recruiters. “Unfortunately it sometimes comes down to whether governments will grant a student visa, which we can’t control.” Overall, Henman said she’s pleased to see the school’s enrolment numbers holding steady and said the new 2012-2017 strategic plan will help lead the school into the future.

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Todd Smee, a former UAS student who started his film career at Selkirk, has been short-listed for his short film Voltage by the Misty Moon International Film Festival. Voltage, a 16-minute short film, is about a girl suffering from visions of the past and future, who must save herself and her enemy from a murderer.

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Not a time to get cocky


he white coating over the city Monday morning makes it official: winter has arrived to the West Kootenay. For the next five months we can settle into the season that makes this part of the world extra special. Outdoor lovers can taste the fresh tracks, kids have already taken their first sled runs down their favourite pitch and even the odd snowman appeared on neighbourhood lawns. With the anticipation of another great winter comes responsibility and the need for extra attention on area streets and highways. You only need one season in this geography to understand we live in one of the trickiest winter driving maps in the nation. And though you may think you have it mastered, Mother Nature is unforgiving with even the most hardened winter driving veteran. On Page 13 of today’s paper you can read about a pedestrian accident in the downtown. Though the snow is not to blame (it happened Friday), it does shed light on just how serious the consequences of brief moments of failure on the roads can be. Snow is not the only hazard over the next few months. Shorter days, freezing rain and the soon-to-come massive snowbanks also make life on our streets much more challenging. The responsibility for cutting down on injury and death on winter roads rests with everyone. Not just drivers, but pedestrians need to be aware that extra attention is essential. If you plopped untested winter drivers from Vancouver or Victoria onto Nelson area roads in mid-winter it would be total chaos. We all know our winter conditions and mountain terrain make us the best in Canada. But don’t let that go to your head. Please ensure this winter is one where tragedy stays out of the headlines. We want to hear from you. EMAIL 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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Council Column — Candace Batycki

A year in the life of city council


n November 19, 2011 — almost one year ago — 1,445 Nelson citizens checked my name when their turn came to stand in a voting booth in the Central School gym with a slip of paper and a pencil. It was a bitterly cold day. The first snows of the season had frozen into treacherous clumps. Thank you to those of you who braved the elements and participated in our democracy. It truly is an honour to serve the citizens of Nelson, and I thank you for putting your trust in me.

I do monitor progress on my platform, and try to ensure that the issues I talked about are moving, whether my role in them is large or small. During a campaign there are lots of ideas, issues and promises. Once you get down to governing, some issues advance, some shift and some stall. New issues and ideas appear. I do monitor progress on my platform and try to ensure that the issues I talked about are moving, whether my role in them is large or small. There have been many joys this year. One was helping volunteers with the Seniors Economic Environment Development (SEED) project put the first seeds into pots at the Lakeside greenhouses. This group has a big dream that includes fresh healthy

food for everyone, with youth and seniors working and sharing side by side. Another personal highlight was passing a resolution opposing expanding pipelines and tankers on BC’s coast, and speaking at the send-off rally for the Kootenay to Kitimat Karavan. I am also enjoying serving on the board of Touchstones Nelson, and at the Kootenay Lake Partnership. There are so many amazing community groups, but I particularly want to recognize the Nelson Transit Community Group for all their great work organizing community involvement in transit issues this year. As transit changes take effect, I hope we will see more and more people getting on the bus, saving money and time and reducing emissions. I also want to thank all those who have served on the Community Heritage Commission. This year the structure of City commissions and committees was completely revamped, an occasionally stressful process. Some on the commission and in the larger heritage community wondered how Nelson’s heritage, a priceless community asset, would be safeguarded into the future. After the winter holidays the Cultural Development Commission will strike a heritage working group, as required in the new by-law. Serving on that body is only one of many ways to work for heritage preservation in the Queen City. I am confident for the future of heritage in Nelson.

Candace Batycki (right) on election night a year ago shares the celMegan Cole photo ebration with Donna Macdonald.

Planning for the 2013 budget gets underway this week, and will consume much of our attention for the rest of the year. The Railtown/Cottonwood working group of the Downtown-Waterfront steering committee will hold a public event early in 2013 to talk about how we are collectively, over time, transforming that end of town into a beautiful, welcoming neighbourhood full of art, nature and, yes, heritage, including a new city park on the site of the old transfer station. It will take a while, but together we’ll get there. This year council passed motions supporting the regional agriculture plan and the proposal for a regional food council. I wonder if we need an urban food strategy, to help us prioritize resources and improve food security for Nelson.

As always, the community needs to lead. Tell us your ideas. On that note, let’s talk about talking. During the campaign I put up a website, and even tweeted a little, but I’ve since fallen off the social media wagon. One of my resolutions for this mandate is to get back on, so I’m relaunching my website. You can find it at councilorbatycki. org. It’s pretty thin yet, but on the front page you’ll find a link to a feedback survey; please take a few minutes to tell me what’s on your mind. It’s been a full year of budgets, meetings, events, issues and debates. I think I’m getting the hang of it. What do you think? Candace Batycki is a Nelson city councillor who shares this space with her colleagues around the table.

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Letters to the Editor The process and the plan for Area E

The [RDCK] has no vested interest in whether Area E has a plan or not. Initiated in September 2008 by the community of Harrop-Procter in response to several large land use changes, a community plan for Harrop-Procter was on the RDCK priority list when I took office in December that same year. It was decided to see if all of Area E might be interested in planning because creating a community plan is a time consuming process and it was not likely other parts of Area E could be added within a reasonable timeframe if they wanted to be involved after the fact. The draft Official Community Plan for Area E is the culmination of three years of community outreach through meetings and the results of a survey that was sent addressed to each property owner. To our surprise almost

all communities in Area E showed a lot of interest in managing growth and development and there was also interest in a community plan. Work carried forward to integrate the values expressed in the community survey and at meetings into the draft community plan. At every meeting in Blewett there have been some individuals who have said “no plan.” However survey results from the area showed their views do not reflect the majority. Some people in Blewett organized to come to the public hearing October 24 to say “stop the plan.” Many had good questions. People from other areas also made good points that can be included in the plan. All of the other rural electoral areas in the RDCK have an Official Community Plan in all or part of their area. It is impossible to address land use disputes or unwanted effects of development in a community on an ad-hoc basis and therefore the choices made today about planning will determine the future. A recommendation to postpone adoption of the community plan until requested changes can be made and a definitive answer found on Blewett’s participation will be on the November 16 RDCK Agenda. For more information: area_e_land_use_planning. html. Ramona Faust RDCK Area E Director

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Re: “Planning in Area E a bad idea,” Letters, November 9 I must admit I was somewhat surprised at Jim Demers’ letter. As a builder he must know that there are many provincial building code regulations required to build a home or barn, such as setbacks from highways septic tanks, water courses, etc. To infer a community plan will regulate these things doesn’t make sense. Area E is not “free” of these requirements. The Official Community Plan for Area E does not specify the placement or colour of buildings nor in any way interfere with the current legal use of people’s property. There is little in the way of regulations in the document. There is a requirement for new larger housing developments of five or more small subdivided lots to develop in a way that considers the surrounding neighbourhood as well as a requirement that new industrial buildings do the same. As well there is a requirement that development by water sources are certified by an environmental professional to protect the waterside habitat for fish and other species because the habitat on the West Arm has been rapidly decreasing. Basically the plan’s strength is that local residents get to comment on large changes to their community. The community plan is a statement of what the community looks like at this time and how it wants to grow into

‘Femocracy’ not the democratic way

Your November 7 edition had a story about our local MLA Michelle Mungall who was given the privilege of overseeing the democratic election in the Ukraine. Mungall was elected to represent the NDP in a decidedly undemocratic way, in that only women were allowed to run. Now I wonder if Mungall would be OK with the Ukrainian election if only... say... men were

allowed to run and women were not afforded an equal opportunity. She was good with it when the NDP took away the right of men to run to represent the party in Nelson, so what now makes her a “democracy expert”? And if the NDP is prepared to institute “Femocracy” internally in order to achieve mathematical equality for women in the legisla-

ture, can they be trusted to uphold the principle of “equal opportunity” if they are elected to govern? Social equality should never be set aside in order to achieve mathematical equality for any group and the NDP cannot be trusted to take over the reins of power until they recognize that fact. Rod Retzlaff Glade

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About 25 women and a few men rallied together after dark on November 7 for the annual Take Back the Night march organized by the Nelson and District Women’s Centre. Similar events are held each year across North America to raise awareness about violence against women.

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A sincere THANK YOU from Rotary Club of Nelson Daybreak for your contribution to our International Tasting Faire.

Your support has resulted in a salary being raised for a teacher in Haiti and also funds for local community projects such as tagging/defacement removal, city beautification, and the building of a skatepark. Rotary Daybreak could not have done it without you. We hope you will contribute to this fundraising dinner again next year.

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Nelson Reaches Out to Zambia The City of Nelson has a new sibling. Last week, the City signed a municipal partnership agreement with the District of Kaoma, Zambia. Councillors Deb Kozak (far left) and Donna Macdonald (far right) joined Mayor John Dooley and Isabelle Herzig from the Nelson and Area Kaoma Alliance to sign the documents making the relationship official. At last week’s council meeting, Macdonald said the relationship is about friendship and does not include a financial commitment or visits back and forth by delegates. Nelson currently has sister city relationships with Izushi, Japan and Baie-St-Paul, Quebec (which expires in March 2013). The Chamber is currently working on spearheading a partnership with Sandpoint, Idaho. Megan Cole photo

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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: 250352-5739. The andromeda galaxy may be 2.4 million light years away but we can show it to you through our astronomy telescopes at Taghum Hall’s Starry Night Astronomy Program, Friday, November 9 and Friday, November 16. We start viewing at 7 p.m., weather permitting. For more information, phone Wayne Holmes at 250-3541586 or check out Taghum Hall on Facebook. Going local seniors and community care specialists for to learn about options for seniors. The session will take place Thursday, November 14 at Selkirk College’s Silver King campus from 1 to 3 p.m. It is your opportunity for a one stop session on all that is out there to support seniors in the area. The Nelson Public Library is looking for super sleuths between the ages of nine and 12 to join us at the first spy training academy on Thursday November 15 at 3:30 p.m. Pre-register at 250-3526333 or nradonich@nelson. ca. 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. 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 Novem-

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ber 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Quality Inn in Castlegar. Admission is free. For more information contact

ets are $12 per person or $35 per family and are available at the church. You can reserve yours by calling the church office at 250-352-3212.

Kootenay Kids Society presents their annual fundraising extravaganza at the Nelson Rod and Gun club on Friday, November 16. Invitations are available by calling the society office at 250-352-6678 or can be purchased at the following locations: Otter Books, 398 Baker Street; The Bridge/Mountain FM or Family Place. The invitations cost only $20 and ensure your spot at the tables as well as complimentary starter poker chips and tasty appetizers. There will be 10 tables and a number of different games — black jack, poker, roulette, etc. — to try your luck at, along with great prizes to be won.

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. 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.

Local Nelson youth will be speaking out on “What do Youth need to Thrive?” at the third annual TEDx SelfDesign High School event, Saturday, November 17. For more information and to reserve seats visit The Nelson and district chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women will meet at the New Grand Hotel on Vernon Street on November 17. Coffee at 9:30 a.m. followed by a club meeting at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m. Kate Bridger will speak on the topic of home design and how to achieve it through a personal perspective. All are welcome. For further information please contact Dorothy Fraser at 250-825-0130. Join us for the 19th annual Wild and Tame Game dinner to raise money for various community initiatives on Saturday, November 17 at First Baptist Church. Tick-

Wildflower School at 811 Stanley Street is inviting community members to a design charrette on Tuesday, November 20 at 7 p.m., for their new playground area. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Wildflower School, 250-505-7020. The West Kootenay EcoSociety will be holding a series of conversation cafés over the winter and early spring. The first conversation café will be held on November 22, at Oso Negro Café and will address the possibility of building housing that is both sustainable and affordable. The conversation begins at 7 p.m. at Oso Negro, with admission by donation. More information on the café series is available online at On November 24, Annie’s Boutique is 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 to pass along a meaningful gift to a woman undergoing treat-

ment for cancer (at no cost to her). Just call or visit us at Annie’s Boutique before the event to register.

Workshops Every Saturday beginning at noon Ellison’s Market is offering free workshops. Head down to Ellison’s cafe and learn something new you can implement in your life.

The Nelson Hospice grief support series is open to anyone experiencing grief due to the death of someone close to them. 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

Craft Fairs and Bazaars The 12th annual Baker Street Christmas craft fair will be held on November 16, 17 and 18 beginning at 10 a.m. daily and wrapping up at 9 p.m. on Friday, 5 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. The fair will take place at the Best Western. Admission is $2.

The Kootenay Artisan Fair is back at the Prestige Lakeside Resort on December 7, 8 and 9. There will be 46 vendors and live music. Doors open at 12 p.m. on Friday and wraps up at 9 p.m., on Saturday and Sunday doors open at 10 p.m. with closing at 6 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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Cromoli 4 Supreme Leader, Lucas Myers’ hilarious rock n roll campaign satire is heading to the Ymir Hall on Saturday, November 17, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available in advance at The Music Store in Nelson and the Ymir Store. Vote Cromoli! Capitol Theatre Kids Series presents Mime/Actor Trent Arteberry performing The Secret Life of Walter Manny on Sunday, November 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 or package of all four performances in the Kids Series $40.


The Pack A.D. is garage rock duo from Vancouver who will be taking the stage at The Royal on Thursday, November 15. Rhoneil will open the show. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door and are available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and Doors open at 8 p.m. The Royal presents a full evening of music with power rockers Great Bloomers, the alternative folk rockers Wool on Wolves and local act, Jenny and the Jets on Friday, November 16. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and Doors open 8 p.m. Delhi 2 Dublin are back at Spiritbar on November 15 and 16 for two backto-back shows. For more information contact The Hume Hotel. Step it Up is a night of music in support of Our Daily Bread , at 612 Stanley, on Friday, November 16. The evening is to raise money for a Our Daily Bread, Share Nelson and Kootenay Christian Fellowship. From 7 to 10 p.m. local musicians that include the Pineapple Man (funny ukulele originals), ReggaTony and June-Bug who will collaborate to bring some originals as well as some Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Buju Banton songs. Suggested donation is $10. Wackutt and Deeps are at Spiritbar on Saturday, November 17. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel’s front desk.

Wax Romeo hits the road again in support of his latest album and The Royal is going to help celebrate on Saturday, November 17. Doors open 9 p.m. Tickets $10 at the door. Opening Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions at noon on Saturday November 17 is Angel and Cedar. Next up is another new musician to the area, Allison Kane. Last act is Mountain Station, who will brighten your day with their high energy bluegrass and folk music. Back by popular demand, on Saturday, November 17, Bessie and the Back Eddies, best roots and blues group at this year’s Kootenay Music Awards, are returning to the Vallican Whole Community Centre. The doors open at 7:30 p.m., dancing starts at 8 p.m., and it costs $12 to get in. All ages are welcome, and tickets are available at the door. The Royal is proud to present the Juno nominated roots duo, Madison Violet on Sunday, November 18. Tickets are $10 in advance / $15 at the door and are available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and open at 6 p.m. Showtime approximately 8 p.m. What kind of music can you make with five bells and a whole lot of hot air? Just about any kind! The Kootenay Brass Quintet is thrilled to present its debut performance on Monday, November 19 at St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral as part of the Selkirk Pro-Musica concert series, a musical travelogue spanning several continents and centuries. Tickets cost: adults $15, students $12 and family $45 and are available now at Otter Books, Nelson and at the door. Main Event shows and Spiritbar present hip hop icon Xzibit on Tuesday, November 20. Ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel. Doors open at 10 p.m.

At the Pub

Join the Ymir Hotel’s country and bluegrass jam every Friday night. Things get going around 5 p.m. and wrap up around 9. 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. Fridays at Finley’s: After work and all request DJ to follow. Free cover. Saturdays at Finley’s: All request DJ and free cover. Sundays at Finley’s: Football with karaoke at 9 p.m. Mondays at Finley’s: Football and battle of the hotels, bars and restaurants. Tuesdays at Finley’s: Live rock ’n’ roll and blues band come play with the band Wednesdays at Finley’s: Wine and wing night with karaoke dance party to follow. Thursdays at Finley’s: Selkirk college student night with resident DJ and guest. Saturday, November 17 at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill St. Pierre will be in the rings in a live UFC fight. They have added eight more TVs to our rooms for your viewing pleasure. This is a huge event with a Canadian athlete you don’t want to miss. Finley’s has joined forces with Molson Coors Canada, 103.5 The Bridge and a few local celebrities like Chuck Bennett from the Nelson Star and our very own Mayor John Dooley to help raise funds and awareness for Movember. Come down to Finley’s with your pre-‘stache, half ‘stache or attempt at a ‘stache and you will receive a prize on the spot, get your photo taken and be entered into our VIP party pack for four. To join the Movemeber campaign just pop down to Finley’s or call to find out more. Prizes weekly for best handle bar, best porn, best weakest links, best sister, best Tom Selleck ‘stache.


Are you ready for this world? Warpworld is the first in a five-book science fiction adventure series co-written by Nelson author Kristene Perron and her Texan writing partner, Joshua Simpson. One reviewer called Warpworld — the story of two young rebels from very different worlds — “total immersion of the heart-pounding variety.” She’ll launch her sci fi thriller Thursday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library.

Visual Arts

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. A new art show at Oso Negro Café will feature the fine art nature and landscape photography of local photographer Colin Payne. 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. Artwork by Jen Smith is currently on display at the Frog Peak Café. Come enjoy her creations (and something delicious!) from now until mid-December. An art opening on Thursday, November 15 will feature music, pie, and the opportunity to decorate your own lid. Come drop from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Five local artists will be showing their finest pieces at an art sale on Saturday, November 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the old church hall on the corner of Kootenay and Victoria streets: Sally Johnston, Patrick Krohn, Graham Hurst, Sue Parr and Marilyn McCombe. The Craft Connection/Gallery 378 is having an opening for their annual Seasonal Treasures Show from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 1. Come in and enjoy some Christmas treats and mulled cider, meet the artists and enjoy many new crafts brought in for the season.


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Nelson city councillor Bob Adams is among the latest local recipients of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for community service. Adams was presented with his medal on behalf of the Metis Nation of BC. “I found out I was getting one when I went to the annual general meeting of the Metis Nation of BC,” he said. “It was presented in honour of my service to the city and to them.” The Metis Nation asked Adams for a resumé, which he said included his work for the local Metis group, his time on city council, being president of the Public Works Association BC and four years as a justice of the peace in BC. “I was overwhelmed,” he said. “It was a wonderful thing to get. There were about 250 people at the annual general meeting and I think they gave away 10 medals to Metis people.” Adams joins fellow city councillor Donna Macdonald as a recipient of the medal, commemorating 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Various organizations and politicians, including Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, have been asked to find worthy candidates to receive the medals. Mungall will present them to Joan Reichardt of Nelson, Shannon Nickisch of Sirdar, Bruce Walker of Kaslo, and Dorothy Hearn of Salmo at a ceremony on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Hume Hotel. They were selected as part of a two-month process initiated by Mungall that included an open call for nominations and an online vote. For 24 years, Reichardt was supervisor of local home support services. She also sat on the boards of BC Transit, Mount St. Francis and the Nelson and District Housing Society. She’s still involved with the Nelson and District Seniors Coordinating Society and has long been

Councillor Bob Adams holds up his Queens Medal.

an advocate for those less inclined to speak for themselves. “All four medal recipients have done so much for this region,” Mungall said in a release. “It is wonderful to have the opportunity to put on an event to honour them, as well as include all those who were nominated and the community.” Meanwhile, Alex Atamanenko will present medals Friday to recipients nominated by the Regional District of Central Kootenay, including Macdonald, former MLA Corky Evans, Kaslo’s Aya Higashi, and Ymir’s Hans Cunningham. — With files from Greg Nesteroff

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Pedestrian hit by car in downtown

On Friday afternoon, a pedestrian was hit crossing JoSam Van Schie photo sephine Street. Nelson Star Staff

A pedestrian is in hospital after being struck by a vehicle and dragged for about for five metres along the road on Friday at 5:30 p.m. The 32-year-old woman was crossing Josephine Street at the intersection of Victoria Street, when a man making a left turn from Victoria Street drove into her. She was transported by BC Ambulance to Kootenay Lake hospital for serious, but not lifethreatening, injuries to her head and pelvis. Nelson Police Department is investigating the cause of the collision. Drugs and alcohol have been ruled out. Police would also like to remind drivers and pedestrians to be extra careful on the roads this time of year. “It is getting dark earlier and with the dipping temperatures the roads can be slippery,” Sgt. Paul Bayes wrote in a press release. “Pedestrians are encouraged to wear bright or reflective clothing when out in the early mornings or evenings. Drivers should slow down and take an extra moment to look at crosswalks when driving in high pedestrian areas.”

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Two More Weekend Wins for Locals


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Neil Murdoch Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Nelson 21 15 5 1 0 31 Castlegar 21 14 4 3 0 31 Beaver Valley 19 10 7 1 1 22 Spokane 22 7 13 1 1 16 Grand Forks 22 2 18 0 2 6

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A pair of weekend wins have put the Nelson Junior Leafs in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League penthouse. The Leafs topped the Grand Forks Border Bruins 4-1 on Friday night in the Boundary country and then returned home Saturday to edge the Golden Rockets 5-3. “The boys are playing well,” Leafs coach Frank Maida told the Star. “Games are getting tougher as teams are looking forward to playing us and giving us a good game. But we keep hanging in there and coming up with wins.” Though it’s been a couple of years since the local club has enjoyed this much success, Maida is familiar with the view from the top. Maida was the assistant coach to Simon Wheeldon when the pair guided the Leafs to five hugely successful seasons. Other than the first 2005-06 season when Wheeldon inherited a team, the Leafs finished atop the Neil Murdoch Division for four straight seasons. Three of those seasons saw the team first overall in the league in the regular season. In those four seasons the Leafs went 151-38 and only lost seven games in the championship season of 2008-09. Having seen this script before, Maida knows it is going to take even more determination to hold the position as the top dog. “We just have to keep working harder,” said Maida. “They know the teams are out to get us and the boys just continue to get better. They know they have to work hard

League Standings

Eddie Mountain Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Fernie 20 14 5 0 1 29 Kimberley 22 13 9 0 0 26 Golden 20 10 9 0 1 21 Creston Valley 19 8 9 0 2 18 Columbia Val. 22 7 14 0 1 15 Okanagan Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Osoyoos 22 13 9 0 0 26 Princeton 19 12 6 0 1 25 Kelowna 20 11 9 0 0 22 Summerland 19 7 9 0 1 15 Penticton 21 6 13 0 0 12

There has been plenty to celebrate for the Nelson Junior Leafs of late. On Saturday night they won their ninth game in a row at the NDCC. Bob Hall photo

in practice, and we are doing that.” After a scoreless opening period on Friday night, Jacob Jeske scored on Leafs starter Cody Boeckman two minutes into the middle frame to give the home side a 1-0 lead. Less than a minute later Carson Willans tied the score, and with five minutes left in the second, captain Colton Schell gave Nelson the 2-1 lead. Just under two minutes into the final period Cole Arcuri and Jacob Boyzchuk scored 10 seconds apart to give the visitors a 4-1 lead. Though Grand Forks fought hard to mount a comeback, Boeckman was solid in preserving the lead and the win. On Saturday night, the Rockets mounted one of the biggest challenges the Leafs have faced in the recent run. Linden Horswill opened the scoring seven minutes into the first period to give the home

side the early advantage. With eight minutes left in the period, Keith Wake notched the score at ones when he scored a shorthanded goal on Leafs starter Brett Soles. The Leafs outshot the Rockets 14-5 in the opening frame. Schell regained the lead for Nelson just over eight minutes into the middle period, but once again the Rockets responded to tie the game 2-2 with just under five minutes left. The teams exchanged goals in the late stages of the period to head into the dressing room tied at three. In a rare stat during the Leafs’ current hot streak, their opposition actually outshot the Leafs in the middle stanza 15-12. JJ Beitel gave the Leafs the lead once again just over five minutes into the third period when the veteran defenceman scored on the powerplay.

The Rockets kept the heat on the Leafs for the rest of the period, but Soles was solid between the pipes. Aaron Dunlap scored into the empty net to salt away the win with 44 seconds left. The win was the Leafs’ ninth in a row. “We hope it is going to continue,” Maida said of the team’s current streak. “Our goal is a lot more simple than that, we just need to go out and make sure we are responsible in all three zones. If we come back to the dressing room and know we played a honest, hard game... hopefully things will work out.” The Leafs will now play four games away from the NDCC. On Tuesday night (after Star deadline) they travelled to Fruitvale to take on the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. On the weekend they will travel to the East Kootenay to take on Golden, Kimberley and Columbia Valley.

Doug Birks Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P N. Okanagan 22 14 7 0 1 29 Kamloops 23 12 7 2 2 28 Sicamous 20 11 4 2 3 27 Revelstoke 20 10 8 1 1 22 Chase 22 6 14 1 1 14


FRIDAY, November 9 Nelson 4 Grand Forks 1 Creston Valley 3 Columbia Valley 5 Golden 7 Spokane 6 (OT) Sicamous 2 Kamloops 1 Revelstoke 2 Princeton 3 Kimberley 3 Summerland 1 Beaver Valley 3 Castlegar 7 Chase 2 North Okanagan 5 Fernie 4 Osoyoos 2 SATURDAY, November 10 Golden 3 Nelson 5 Columbia Valley 2 Creston Valley 5 Kimberley 5 Kelowna 8 Summerland 1 Princeton 4 Kamloops 2 Sicamous 1 (OT) North Okanagan 2 Revelstoke 6 Fernie 4 Penticton 0 Grand Forks 3 Beaver Valley 0 Spokane 0 Castlegar 4 SUNDAY, October 11 Sicamous 3 Penticton 1 Castlegar 5 Spokane 3 Kamloops 5 North Okanagan 3

Nelson Leafs Leaders

PLAYER Position Colton Schell Forward Colton McCarthy Forward Jacob Boyczuk Forward Carson Willans Forward Linden Horswill Forward Matthew Naka Forward Seth Schmidt Defence Bryce Nielsen Forward


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Clara passed away peacefully on October 22, in Nelson, B.C. By her side were her son, David, her daughter, Pat and her son-in-law, Rick before joining her Lord. She was also surrounded by the love and care of the staff of the Mountain Lake Seniors Community where she has lived for the past 5 years Clara was born in Orillia, Ontario to Charles Monahan and Maud English. She grew up the youngest of five girls, on a farm in the Sparrow Lakes District of Ontario. After finishing high school, Clara completed secretarial school and worked in an office. She also trained as a practical nurse in Gravenhurst, Ontario before moving to the Kootenays. The Salvation Army Church was central to her life in Nelson and she participated in several community services projects ©My Sudoku #92 vol 2 through Nelson Home Support. Clara felt blessed to have received support and friendship from so many members of her community Clara is survived by her five children, David, Edward, Patricia, Donald and Michael and several nieces and nephews. Clara loved her family and always kept us in her thoughts and prayers. A celebration of Clara’s life was held at Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Donations on Clara’s behalf may be made to the Salvation Army Church of Nelson. Condolences may be offered at


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It is with great sadness that we announce that Doug Reyden of Beasley, B.C. passed away suddenly at home. Loving husband of 40 years to his wife Katy (nee Dyck); dear father of Jeff and wife Jodie, Mark, and Brian and wife Tia; happy grandpa of Isaiah, Nathan, Lucas and Hayden. Doug was predeceased by his parents Corey and Vivian Reyden and is survived by his brother Don. Doug was born in Nelson, B.C. He was raised at the Emerald Mine near Salmo. His family moved to Fraser Lake in 1963. Doug worked at Endako Mine where he received his electrical apprenticeship. He met and married Katy in 1972. After completing his apprenticeship in 1977, Doug and Katy moved to Beasley to raise a family. Their three sons were born in Nelson. Many happy family times were spent skiing, boating, fishing, camping, and just generally enjoying Kootenay life. Doug retired from Fortis BC in 2004. After Katy also retired in 2006, they were able to spend 6 more years travelling and enjoying retirement. He liked to ‘putter’ and always had a project on the go - making whirligigs, toy boxes, Adirondack chairs, etc. Doug was a good man. His death leaves a big hole in our family. He is so greatly missed. As per Doug’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no service. Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Online condolences may be expressed at



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The Nelson Waldorf school has once again offered Project Days to the students of grades 6 to 8. Each fall and spring for the past five years, adult mentors from the community have offered a variety of full day workshops to the students. This year students participated in: • Natural horsemanship with Kristina and Karin Weidemann • Creative writing with Tom Hardy • Portraiture with Vivi Harder • Archery with Inti Valdes • Model rocket building with Ernie Fidgeon • Pet care with Birgit Chart • French cuisine with Daniel Blanchet • Collage making with Deirdre McLaughlin Throughout Project Days, community mentors lead the students through an entirely handson workshop, sharing their passion and expertise

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for what they do. At the end of the Project Days, students share examples or demonstrations of what they learned at a full-school assembly. “I can’t wait until it’s my turn,” said a student in Grade 4 this year. Project Days began as a way for students to immerse themselves in an area of interest that they might not have the opportunity for otherwise. Teachers also recognize how important it is for adolescents to meet and work with a variety of different adult mentors as they begin their journey into adulthood and explore their individual interests. Project Days are much anticipated each year, by students and adults alike. “I get just as much out of it as they do,” said Harder, a local artist who offered a workshop on portraiture. The next Project Days are March 13 to 15. If you have a passion that you would love to share with youth, contact the Nelson Waldorf school: 250-352-6919.

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The SelfDesign High School TEDx event is now in its third year and has had a strong youth element since its inception. The first year, local youth hosted the event and led the audience elegantly and strongly through the theme “Co-inspiring the Future.”

Young artists painted live, shared their homemade musical beats, interviewed a local community leader and performed exquisite spoken word. Year two explored the theme “Through the Crucible: the Pain and Blessing of Conscious Change.” Youth spoke of their life-changing experiences in Haiti, there was a powerful spoken word

piece and a evocative visual statement by a young artist. This year the TEDx SelfDesign High event takes place at 402 Victoria Street on November 17, turning its full focus on youth by asking, “What do Youth Need to Thrive?” You will have the opportunity to hear a number of youth speak, as well as other experienced and wise perspectives on this topic.

As mentors, we have the honour and pleasure to hear our youth’s voices tackle diverse topics in reflective voices and speak out on what matters to them. Recently, one young person, who has had almost every educational experience possible, wrote a letter to the Nelson Star. She Story continues to Page 17

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How should I prepare my home for winter?


The cold grip of winter is just around the corner and we have already had a white blanket of it this season. Living in the Kootenays, beautiful as it may be, moisture issues are plentiful. Here is a checklist of winter home maintenance tasks that is typically conducted during a Home Maintenance Inspection.


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• Inspection of your heating system. Clean humidifier two or three times during the winter season. • Inspect your fireplace and chimney. • Inspect dryer hoses and exterior dryer vents. • Check furnace filter. Plan to change your filter every month during the winter to reduce energy costs. • Check your air ducts. You can simply take off the register covers and vacuum inside if the duct system has been cleaned regularly. • Check the batteries in your carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors. • Check gauge on all fire extinguishers; recharge or replace if necessary. • Inspect your attic to make sure it is getting cool, fresh air and that there is no evidence of condensation.

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• Check to ensure sprinkler systems are blown out and winterized and exterior faucets and water lines insulated. • Check the condition of your deck and waterproofing sealant. • Check weather-stripping on doors. • Check caulk on windows. • Check roof for damaged or missing shingles or problems with flashing. • Locate your snow removal tools: snow shovel, plows, and snow blowers. Make sure they are ready to go. The time spent on simple winter maintenance will ensure more money in your pocket, which comes in handy this time of the year and you can enjoy your holiday season without any nasty surprises.

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What causes numbness and tingling in my forearms, and how can I treat it?


Nerve pain along with symptoms of numbness and tingling in the feet or hands which may spread upward into the legs and arms, burning pain, a sharp or electrical pain, and extreme sensitivity to touch can have a number of causes. This can result from traumatic injuries and repetitive strain, nerve compression, infections, vitamin deficiencies, and autoimmune diseases. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, this type of pain and dysfunction is caused by a blockage or lack of qi and blood circulation. If qi and blood don’t flow properly, it prevents the tissues from receiving nourishment and can lead to pain and functional problems. Acupuncture treatment typically will involve both local points to treat the meridians affected and the symptoms experienced, combined with points for strengthening and building up the body to augment qi-energy and blood. Acupuncture shows promising results for those suffering from nerve pain. Studies have demonstrated that acupuncture may help to improve nerve conduction, and the World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as a useful therapy for such neurological symptoms. Acupuncture often brings immediate relief - especially when there is pain, though it will likely take a series of treatments for the feeling and strength to come back completely and for the body to stay in balance, providing lasting effects. How often or how long treatment should proceed will be individual. For more info on acupuncture and herbal therapy visit

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CrossFit is intimidating. How do I take the first step?

CrossFit has developed the reputation of the work out that drop’s you to your knees and is only for the elite. This is far from the truth. Most CrossFit gyms specialize in “On Ramp” or fundamental programs to bring beginners or deconditioned athletes to a place where they are able to integrate into a group class. Even once you have moved out of a fundamentals class any work out can be modified for your fitness level. The unique thing about CrossFit is that the only way to achieve excellence is through failure. Don’t be afraid to fail, there’s always next time. Pushing yourself to fail is more of a mental thing than it is a physical thing. We have conditioned ourselves to think that failing is bad and therefore don’t push ourselves in fear of failure. Take that fear away and see what you can accomplish. 5 tip for beginners: • It’s about you: You have to keep in mind that everyone is there for the same reason. It is hard not to be intimidated by a class setting but you have to remember that your there to better yourself and not compete with your class mates. • Ask questions: Ask questions about your coaches back round, certifications and experience to make your more comfortable with the process. At Power By You it’s all about support so utilize the people around you. Remember, everyone was a beginner at one point. • Scale: Be Honest with yourself and know your limitations. You are not expected to be or should expect to be an elite CrossFitter on your first WOD. Every workout has modifications and can be scaled to any fitness level. • The good news is, it’s always hard: Yes, CrossFit is challenging. CrossFit never gets easier, you just adapt to the movements. When you start to see yourself getting stronger, leaner and faster you know it is all worth it. • Take the plunge: The results you see from Crossfit transfer over to other aspects of life. The confidence that it delivers will allow you to perform activities you never thought possible. Not only will you feel better physically, but most people notice changes in their performance at work, at home, and in their relationships. Just show up and watch what happens. CrossFit will change your life. or look us up on facebook “Power by You”.

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Continued from Page 16 opens, “I am a 17-year-old girl who has had a diverse educational history.” She continues to describe how she is flourishing in this independent school and asks, “why is alternative independent education given less social regard, government funding and academic credibility than the public school system? Alternative learning has given me more social care, a sense of community and full opportunity to explore and achieve my own learning plans. Learning is completely diverse as are the people invested in it.” Another youth reveals her

desire for her spirituality to be present in her learning environment, and presents a picture of our current education system, which she feels was, “designed so many years ago to produce conformist factory workers and a small percentage of analytical professionals, and in our modern consumerist and ‘achievement’orientated society, young people are bombarded with pressure to focus on the three ‘R’s, fitting in to cultural ‘norms’ and making the most money.” The intricate and complex workings of our society have created barriers between age groups and made multi-generational

The intricate and complex workings of our society have created barriers between age groups and made multigenerational events almost obsolete. events almost obsolete. Where public spaces are given over to the priority of consumerism and private endeavours, TEDx SelfDesign High School is a free event that peels away barriers

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What is Caveat Emptor?


It is Latin for: “Let the Buyer Beware” And perhaps somewhere way back there in your memory from High School Consumer Ed. Class, you may remember hearing this phrase. This phrase is incredibly powerful when applied to the rather large investment of Real Property. In order for a Buyer to receive compensation from the Seller for a Latent Defect; the Buyer must prove that the Seller intentionally concealed it; therefore proving Fraud. A “Latent Defect” is a fault in the property that could not have been discovered by a reasonably thorough inspection before the sale. There was such a case in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice back in 2010 (Matz v. Copley) where the Buyer claimed that the Seller had deliberately covered up a significant structural defect. There was moisture and mould discovered in the basement behind drywall. There’s a little too much information about this case to write in this little column, however, the long and short of it was: The Seller was able to prove that the drywall existed when they had purchased the property, therefore there was no fraud. Even though the seller had replaced the drywall during the course of ownership in order to access some plumbing behind it that needed work. The judge felt they had a legitimate cause to remove and replace the drywall. It was ruled that: “ A vendor of Real Property does not have an obligation to inform the purchaser about Latent Defects, so long as there is no fraudulent step taken to conceal a defect that would otherwise be visible. Citation: Matz v. Copley, Can Lll-2010 ONSC 5565 Can Lll Richard Hayles, BA, JD

•Use all of your senses when looking at a property, pay attention to your nose. If you have suspicions about something, check it out. I would even recommend taking a video of the inspection.

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How can I be sure I am managing my debt properly?

Debt has been a major news story over the past several months and it is imperative that you have an independent debt manager working for you. Utilizing the free services of a independent Professional like myself will ensure you are protected from paying too much interest on your debts!

As a Mortgage Broker I consult my clients on how we can minimize the interest they pay on all of their outstanding debt. Unlike the banks which work in the best interest of their shareholders I work for the best interest of my clients. In many cases bank employees cross sell a mortgage with other high interest products to appease management and ultimately the bank’s bottom line. Ask yourself, is the person across from me working in my best interest? I work for my clients not the banks! Here is a classic example of situations I see every day: A client comes to me with ~$150,000 in debt which is a combination of a mortgage, line of credit and a credit card. In most cases this type of situation garners higher payments with minimal principle pay down. This common combination can take a lifetime to pay down because there is no pressure to pay down principle. With a short consultation either over the phone or in person I can help to structure a plan to help monthly cash flow with an end date for debt. Call me today to get a Professional Debt Manager on your side!

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But what if I fail?


Following on from the other week’s column about do you have GUTS, where we discovered perfection is an illusion. Let’s look at “failure”. What does that mean to you? If you don’t do something correctly did you fail? If the relationship you are in ends, did you fail as a partner? If the painting you are trying to create didn’t turn out as you thought, did you fail as a creative? Your kid is having challenges at school; did you fail as a parent? No of course you didn’t! Remember, perfection is an illusion and we have to try things over and over again, re-tweak until things work as we need them to. You know the old saying Ready, Aim, Fire? Ignore it, it’s in the wrong order; people get stuck on the AIM part and they keep waiting until they think it will be spot on, totally perfect before they ever FIRE. Thus, they don’t, as fear of making a mistake, or “failing” shuts them down. So let’s re-tweak the phrase to be READY, FIRE, AIM! Get ready, do whatever it is you want to do and then do it, if necessary tweak the focus. Repeat. Oprah was fired from one of her early anchor gigs, after being labelled “unfit for TV.” Walt Disney was called “unimaginative with no good ideas” and fired. He started numerous companies that failed before he created Disney. Lady Gaga was dropped by Island Def Jam Records after only three months. Dr. Seuss had 27 rejection letters for his first book “To think I saw it on Mulberry Street.” Marilyn Monroe was booted from 20th Century Fox, as producers declared her “unattractive”. Beethoven was almost completely deaf when he composed “The Ode to Joy.” He removed the legs from his piano, placed it on the floor, letting the vibrations resonate through his body. Thomas Edison was told at a young age he was “too stupid to learn anything”. 1000 unsuccessful attempts before the light bulb came into existence. Verdi was rejected from a prestigious music conservatory in Milan, because he “wasn’t talented enough”. He wrote 28 operas including La Traviata, Aida, and Othello. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. So the bottom line is – failure is a good thing, from there we learn, re-tweak and venture out again. Remember READY, FIRE, AIM – REPEAT! (Repeating the process is key). Don’t give up, don’t hide under a rock, just re-tweak and try it again. If you haven’t watched the kid’s movie “Meet the Robinsons”, I highly suggest it.

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centred, enquiry-based programs which include the entire BC grade 10-12 high school graduation program as well as a diversity of dynamic independent studies and community initiatives. For more information go to TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, selforganized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.

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and opens an expansive space where youth voice their hopes, dreams and stories of how they see the world, and what they need to thrive in it. Check out the speaker line up at the event website: Limited seats remaining. Reserve your seats by sending an email to with Subject Line: “TEDx SDH Seat Reservation” Please indicate the number of seats you would like to reserve (up to four). SelfDesign High is a distributed learning high school with a liberal arts and peace studies foundation. They offer student-


How can We Make a Difference Together?


The power of we is the most powerful force in the world. We come together to have shared experiences that build memories that will enhance and strengthen those relationships in the days and years to come and working together to finish projects makes the workload lighter and more enjoyable. Imagine what can be done when a group of friends, a community, a province, a country or the world comes together to make a positive difference. The most recent example of this is with Hurricane Sandy with people, communities and the nation coming together to assist those affected by the storm. Within our own community, we have many non-profit and charity organizations that come together to raise funds and support everything from diseases, to local community needs to international needs. Working together helps create change and can make a greater impact than working alone. Small businesses working together instead of viewing each other as competition will create a stronger local economy and open the door for positive changes to occur. Within our own community, you will see plenty of examples of businesses working together and working with charities. At Mountain Waters Spa and Wellness we have created Karma week, which occurs the week prior to start of our yoga sessions to help benefit different charities. Our yoga instructors volunteer their time and students can participate in different classes by donation. We decided to extend this idea and create a Karma Christmas, with by donation yoga classes on December 24th, 25th and 26th. To make a greater impact to the charities we are planning to assist we have invited the local yoga community to participate not just the teachers of Mountain Waters Spa and Wellness. Sat Kaur has graciously donated the Moving Center space and use of yoga props and we have several yoga teachers from around the community volunteering their time to create a positive change. By working together we know that we can create a greater positive impact. Take a moment today to think about how you can work with someone else, with another business or with a charity. Let’s celebrate people working together to make a positive difference in the world.

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té qui aime par-dessus tout faire la fête. Festivals et évènements font partie intégrante de ce village, tout pour mettre en évidence sa riche histoire. Est-ce que vous saviez que Kaslo est la plus vieille communauté incorporée des Kootenays? Plusieurs évènements annuels attirent l’attention de la population mondiale dont le Suffer Fest, une compétition d’endurance athlétique qui se déroule au mois de septembre, et le festival de jazz au mois d’août, 3 jours de musique avec son unique scène flottante sur les

Voilà déjà un an, je mettais pour la première fois les pieds à Kaslo en Colombie-Britannique. J'ai vécu mes premières années à Québec pour ensuite aller m’installer en Europe. Il y a 5 ans mon amoureux et moi décidions de lever les feutres, direction l’Ouest canadien, plus précisément, Whistler. Cette dernière année fut haute en émotions lorsque nous avons décidé de tout vendre (encore une fois!) pour déménager à Kaslo. Inutile de décrire le choc de s’établir dans une communauté contenant moins de personnes que mon école secondaire. Ma première pensée fut: «Que vaisje faire de moi, ICI?!» Tout le monde n’avait que de bons commentaires sur Kaslo, pour ma part, tout droit arrivée de ma bulle ‘’Whistler’’, je n’y trouvais absolument rien de formidable. Quelle bonne idée de s’installer dans les Kootenays au début du mois de novembre! Karine Bégin avec un gros poisson du lac Kootenay. L’expression, le mois Photo par Pierre-Étienne Boiteau. des morts, pris tout son sens! Pluie, nuages, neige, grêle, je rêvais de soleil et de temps chaud. L’âme du village se ca- rives du lac Kootenay. Deux évènements à ne chait derrière des boutiques et restaurants fer- pas manquer, qui font de Kaslo une commumés, des rues désertes et une plage fantôme. Où nauté de mille habitants débordante de créaétaient donc passés les villageois? tivité. Le mois de novembre terminé, je commence Je me considère choyée d’avoir eu la chance à me sentir à la maison. Le village reprend vie. de partager cette dernière année avec une comLa vue du lac Kootenay est hallucinante, la munauté aussi colorée et spéciale que celle de chaîne de montagnes des Purcell est à couper le Kaslo! La vie a pris tout son sens, ici au nord du souffle, le mont Loki avec son pic enneigé don- lac Kootenay. Une année où je me suis d’ailleurs ne envie de partir en expédition. Je rencontre découverte une passion surréelle pour la pêche. des personnages incroyables, on les dirait tout Prenez votre voiture, faites du pouce, allez-y à droit sortis d’un conte de Fred Pellerin!!! vélo mais prenez le temps de vous y rendre pour Tout comme moi, Kaslo est une communau- y découvrir un endroit magique!

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Amenez votre famille et vos amis au Tarry’s Hall, pour célébrer Noël en français. Le père Noel fera la distribution de cadeaux aux enfants sages. En plus d’un repas concocté avec amour, nous aurons plusieurs activités pour petits et grands! Prenez la direction de Castlegar et rendez-vous à Thrums sur la 3A, on vous y attend pour 17h. Infos: 250-352-3516

Atelier tricot le 28 novembre de 18h à 21h À vos baguette, prêts, tricotez! Joignezvous à Audrey pour une super soirée de tricot dans les locaux de l’AFKO, seulement 5 dollars. Nous aurons sur place: baguettes et crochets. Vous êtes débutants, intermédiaires, avancés, tout le monde est le bienvenu! 723 Ward Street, 250- 352-3516

Chers lecteurs, Deux mois déjà de passés depuis le début de l’année scolaire. À l’école des Sept-sommets de Rossland et l’école des Sentiers-alpins de Nelson les journées sont bien remplies et les activités de manquent pas. En voici quelques-unes qui s’en viennent pour les mois de novembre et décembre. Aux Sentiers-alpins, deux parents sont venus peindre des jeux sur la cour de récréation, ainsi nos enfants peuvent s’amuser avec des jeux de marelle, de ballon carré, et de drapeau. Aussi aux Sentiers-alpins, nous poursuivons les cours de yoga à chaque deux semaines, et aux Sept-sommets l’automne nous invite à la patinoire pour du patin libre. Au mois de décembre, les incontournables ateliers et activités reliés à Noël prendront une grande place dans nos écoles. Et tout ça en français, n’est-ce pas merveilleux? Bon automne à tous.

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ARTS-AND-CRAFTS CHARM The gently curving lower edge of its two gables lends this two-storey family home a touch of 19th-century Arts-and-Crafts charm. But inside, everything is up-to-date, with a layout that will delight the most discerning 21st-century family. The covered entry, a bonus in inclement weather, leads into the foyer. A coat closet is on the left, with a two-piece powder room opposite. Also off the foyer is a den, perfectly situated for use as a home office, since clients will not have to traipse through the house. The den’s closet means it can also serve as a guest room.  The great room, located at the back of the home, features a double-height ceiling and a built-in fireplace. Generous windows look onto a covered deck. The dining room, which also overlooks the back garden, features sliding doors that lead to the same deck, the perfect place for all-weather barbecuing.  The kitchen boasts a spacious walk-through pantry, as well as an island with a raised eating bar, ideal for casual snacks and meals. The room is open to both the dining and great room, so the cook can keep tabs on family activities. The laundry room enjoys triple access—from the walk-through pantry, the foyer and the double garage. There’s enough room in the garage for a third car, a large wood-working project or an indoor play area, as well as a workbench.  The second floor, reached via a U-shaped staircase, contains the master suite, with an extra-wide window sill that could double as a cosy window seat. Beyond the large ensuite, which includes a soaker tub and a shower stall, is a roomy walk-in closet.  The second and third bedrooms jut out under dormers and share a convenient split bath. Bedroom No. 3 features built-in shelves, as well as an extra-wide window sill.  Outside, shingle siding enhances the home’s curb appeal. Painted trim and pilasters on river-rock bases, partly mullioned windows and a double front door add to its rustic charm, as do the barn-style garage doors.  This home measures 42 feet wide and 61 feet deep, for a total of 2,256 square feet. An unfinished basement is included in the plans.  Plans for design 7-3-934 are available for $746 (set of 5), $835 (set of 8) and $890 for a super set of 10. Also add $30.00 for Priority charges within B.C. or $55.00 outside of B.C. Please add 12% H.S.T., 13% H.S.T. Or 5% G.S.T (where applicable) to both the plan price and Priority charges. Our 44TH Edition of the Home Plan Catalogue containing over 300 plans is available for $13.50 (includes taxes, postage and handling). Make all cheques and money orders payable to “Home Plan of the Week” and mail to:

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Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Owner Ops. to be based at Castlegar or Cranbrook for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving exp. / training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. To join our team of Professional drivers, call Bev at 604-968-5488 or email a resume, current driver’s abstract & details of truck to: or fax 604-587-9889 Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. We thank you for your interest, however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

Call Or Drop by our office at 514 Hall Street Nelson, BC 8:30-5:00 Monday - Friday

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Craft Fairs


West Kootenay EcoSociety presents Winter Craft Fair Dec 1st 10am - 4pm Central School Gym, 811 Stanley St, Nelson for more info

HAWAII ON the Mainland, healthy low-cost living can be yours. Modern Arenal Maleku Condominiums, 24/7 secured Community, Costa Rica “friendliest country on earth”! 1-780-952-0709;

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

ADVERTISE in the LARGEST OUTDOOR PUBLICATION IN BC The 2013-2015 BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis

The most effective way to reach an incredible number of BC Sportsmen & women. Two year edition- terrific presence for your business.

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RECOVERY CENTRE in beautiful BC coastal community, offers 30-90 day residential programs for drug/alcohol treatment (detox included) and aftercare program in your area.

Lost & Found Found: Cash Kootenay & Baker near the BMO @ 11:45 am Wed Nov 7th 229-4966 FOUND: November 9 ~ necklace on Baker Street. Please call to identify 250.352.5273 Lost: 3 seat 12 ft aluminum rowboat/dingy in the last 15-20 days. Has been on the waterfront upstream of Nelson about 1.5 km. Andre 250 505-5031 Lost: 8’ Custom Teal & Black Cushion around Grand Forks Tues. Oct 30th call 505-4508 or 352-0060

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ITA Foundation ITA HEO Theory Multi Equipment Training (Apprenticeship hours logged) Certificates included are: • Ground Disturbance Level 2 • WHMIS • Traffic Control • First Aid Reserve your seat for January 14, 2013. Taylor Pro Training Ltd at 1-877-860-7627 NOW NEW 8 week courses covering small engine, snowmobile, quad or marine outboard repair. Take one course or all - fit your interest and your timeline. GPRC Fairview campus. Affordable residences. 1-888-999-7882; REV UP your engine. Now gain 1st and 2nd year Apprenticeship Motorcycle Mechanic skills. GPRC Fairview campus. Hands-on training - street, offroad, dual sport bikes. Write AB MCM exams - gain 320 hours credit. 1-888-999-7882; THE ONE - The only authorized Harley-Davidson technician training program in all of Canada. You’ll work on all types of HD bikes. Quality instruction and state-of-the-art training aids. GPRC Fairview Campus, Fairview Alberta. 1888-999-7882.

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GET YOUR foot in the garage door. Learn basic engine theory, power train, suspension, job safety. First step to Automotive/Heavy Duty Apprenticeships. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888-999-7882; GO TO your next job interview with 1st and 2nd Year Heavy Duty Mechanic skills. GPRC, Fairview campus - Heavy Equipment Certificate program. Hands-on training, safety courses, opportunity to write 1st and 2nd HET apprenticeship exams. Gain 600 hours credit. 1-888-999-7882; LEARN FROM home. Earn from home. Medical Transcriptionists are in demand. Lots of jobs! Enrol today for less than $95 a month. 1-800-466-1535

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in 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. 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: Chatters Salon is looking for a full-time hairstylist with at least 2 yrs experience. We offer benefits including medical, dental & year round paid education with a potential signing bonus. Apply in person to Julie or Ros or email resume to:


250-352-1890 Employment


TELUS YELLOW PAGES Seeking mature individuals with car or small truck to deliver the new Yellow Pages / Telus phonebooks into Trail, Castlegar, Nelson and surrounding areas.

Door to door delivery. ~No selling involved~ Start Immediately! PDC Logistics Tel: 1.800.663.4383 Mon.- Fri. 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. 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. 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 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

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JOB OPENING PARENTING COUNSELLOR/EDUCATOR JOB SUMMARY The incumbent in this position works a 4 day / 28 hour week and provides parent education, parent/teen mediation, individual and family parenting sessions. Some evening or weekend work may be required. QUALIFICATIONS Degree in social work or a related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience. • well developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills • good organization, time and general management skills and ability to work independently • ability to present information clearly and lead groups • knowledge and use of learner-centered approach in instruction • ability to work and network with other members of the community • ability to create a comfortable atmosphere and establish trust relationships • demonstrated team work, leadership and supervisory skills • proven skills and experience in the counselling of families and individuals • experience in adult education an asset. This position requires union membership with BCGEU, is open to male and female applicants and requires the completion of a successful Criminal Record Check. A valid driver’s licence and a reliable, safe vehicle are also required. Wage consistent with Wage Grid set out in BCGEU Collective Agreement. Submit resume and cover letter to: Attention: Lena Horswill, Executive Director Nelson Community Services Centre #201 - 518 Lake Street Nelson, BC V1L 4C6 Or e-mail to: Closing Date: Friday, November 16, 2012

Adopt a Shelter Cat! The BC SPCA cares for thousands of orphaned and abandoned cats each year. If you can give a homeless cat a second chance at happiness, please visit your local shelter today.

Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other financing options available to qualified applicants.

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Nelson Star Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Help Wanted


We are currently recruiting casual positions with the potential to be permanent positions;

Duplex / 4 Plex

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.

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

SPACIOUS 2-bdrm 1-bthrm apt in uphill Nelson, BC. Main floor of Duplex. Large Living Rm/Dining room, gas fireplace, eat-in kitchen, bathroom with new shower and sink (no bathtub). Surrounded by trees, in quiet area, Creek St. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, Parking available. 4-wheel drive required for driveway in winter. Looking for quiet respectful people considerate of other tenants and neighbours. Available Dec 1. References required. $ 1100 + utilities. (= 1250 utilities included). Contact Jon 647-405-6509

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

For both positions 2 yrs exp preferred, you must be able to work variable shifts, including weekends.

Clock/Watch Repairs

Pets & Livestock SMALL square alfalfa/grass hay bales for sale. 1st and 2nd cut. Call 250-428-1793. Creston area. Pick up only.

Merchandise for Sale

Building Supplies STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206.

Misc. for Sale BIG BUILDING sale...”This is a clearance you don’t want to miss!” 20X20 $3,985. 25X24 $4,595. 30X36 $6,859. 35X48 $11,200. 40X52 $13,100. 47X76 $18,265 One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. CHILLSPOT IS The Coolest Dog Bed-A new and innovative, thermodynamically cooled dog bed, that enhances the cool tile surfaces our pets rely on during the warm weather months. MODULAR HOMES and park model homes factory direct wholesale. New single wides $37,209 doubles $73,486 Special winter discounts! Call The Home Boys 877-976-3737 or 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

To apply, please go to our website or fax resume: 250-352-0056

Trades, Technical Business/Office Service

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

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

Rentals Apartment Furnished


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

Health Products

Commercial/ Industrial 3 Room Office space 500blk Baker St upstairs. phone 250-352-3330 ask for Cameron (lv msg.)



Martial Arts

Financial Services

Office/Retail 507 Vernon Street Office Space offering 3000 square feet on 2 floors with option to expand. Available Jan 1, 2013. Some parking available. Call 250-352-3165 NELSON: near Nelson Ford, 300sq ft office space Available October 1st. $450/mo incl. utilities. Call 250-825-4700

Property Management

Rental Housing Conference, Thurs. & Fri. Nov. 22nd & 23rd Bear Mountain Resort, Victoria. Mini-workshops for Residential Landlords & Managers. • Hoarding • Tenant Selection • Insurance • Financing • Income Tax • Energy-Efficiency • Bedbugs More information visit: To register, call: 1.888.330.6707

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Suites, Lower 1 bdrm basement suite in Uphill $600/m 352-5924 2 bdrm, fenced yard, windows all around $800/m includes util avail immediately 354-1944

Townhouses 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.

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Want to Rent

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Nelson & Area:Quiet 29 yr old male looking for bachelor suite for $500/m incl util. Refs avail James @ 352-9876 Nelson thru Winlaw area for retired 58 yr old woman with cat. Spiritual, quiet, artistic, writer & gardener. Uses natural products & organic food. only $300/m inclu ulit Great ref,message Ana @ 352-9916


Auto Financing DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

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Legal Notices

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land

FrontCounter BC Cranbrook has accepted an application made by Jolayne Anderson and Brenda Staniforth of 15 Glenbrook Bay, Cochrane, Alberta T4C lE8, on behalf of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Kootenay Region, for a License of Occupation (Residential, Private Moorage for the purpose of installing a dock situated on Provincial Crown land near Nelson, BC and containing .03hectares more or less.

Legal Notices

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land

FrontCounter BC Cranbrook has accepted an application made by Douglas and Heather Kennedy of 4270 Sundance Road, Nelson, BC, on behalf of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Kootenay Region, for a License of Occupation (Residential, Private Moorage for the purpose of installing a dock situated on Provincial Crown land near Nelson, BC and containing .03hectares more or less. The MFLNRO File Numbers that have been established for this application are 4405282. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to FrontCounter BC, 1902 Theatre Road, Cranbrook B.C., VI C 7G 1 or email Comments will be received by FrontCounter BC until December 12, 2012 FrontCounter BC may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please refer to our website ¤ Search ¤ Search by File Number: 4405282 for more information. These applications will be available for viewing at the Service BC Center in Nelson, BC. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the FOI Advisor at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations regional ofÀce in Cranbrook.

The MFLNRO File Numbers that have been established for this application are 4405283. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to FrontCounter BC, 1902 Theatre Road, Cranbrook B.C., VI C 7G 1 or email Comments will be received by FrontCounter BC until December 12, 2012 FrontCounter BC may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please refer to our website ¤ Search ¤ Search by File Number: 4405283 for more information. These applications will be available for viewing at the Service BC Center in Nelson, BC. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the FOI Advisor at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations regional ofÀce in Cranbrook.

Then let us welcome you to town with our greetings basket that also includes information about your new community. Call us at 250-551-7971 or 250-825-4743


M O N E Y P ROV I D E R . C O M $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Homes for Rent 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

2 rooms for rent in Ymir till May. 20 min from Nelson, 15 from Whitewater Ski Resort. $450 inc., laundry, wifi. No pets. 250-357-0050 ROOMMATE WANTED to share 2 Bdrm Suite in South Castlegar $470/mth + 1/2 damage, includes utilities, cable/wifi. Working or student only, N/S, No partiers. Room is unfurnished, W/D, TV in otherwise furnished suite. Phone 250-304-4649


Oops, sorry Piggy! New to Town?

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

Yoga Retreat In Bali Feb 24th - Mar 8th Join Karuna & Paul Erickson for this transformative Yoga and Cultural Adventure 250 229-4793

Shared Accommodation

Cleaning Services NEED a friendly, experienced person for house cleaning, gardening, raking, snow shoveling, shopping? Call Carolyn, $20/hr references available, senior’s discount. 3525057

Registered Nurses- Current practicing Registration with CRNBC

HERBAL MAGIC - With Herbal Magic lose up to 20 pounds by New Year’s Eve and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Start today Call 1-800854-5176. PAINS ALL gone a topical pain reliever spray. Helps relieve arthritis and muscle pain in the elbows, knees, legs etc. Info call 1-250-319-7600; email


Financial Services

Care Aides - must be registered with the BC CARE AIDE REGISTRY with registration #.

DYNAMIC RAIL Services Ltd. has an immediate opening for a Track Supervisor working out of our Grande Prairie office. The successful applicant will have a minimum of 5 years of track work experience, be able to work unsupervised and have a strong focus on customer service and safety. Compensation includes a benefits package, profit sharing and a company vehicle. Please submit resumes to: Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


DROWNING IN debts? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500

FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN THE CLASSIFIEDS Career Opportunities at Mountain Lake Seniors Community in Nelson, BC “Pride in Caring” is AdvoCare’s philosophy and we welcome you to become a part of our team!



The Links Housing Co-operative, Nelson is looking for an Administrator. On-going collaboration with the Co-op Board is required to maintain/manage the 31unit housing co-operative composed of members of all ages/income levels. This position is for 25 hr/wks (flexible hours) at $16/hr (number of hours and hourly rate are non-negotiable). We are searching for a long-term permanent employee. Extensive training in the housing co-operative sector and management practices to be provided to the successful applicant. For info about our co-op and a detailed job description/qualifications, visit Email resumes: by Nov 30. No phone calls please. Anticipated position start date is January 2013



Employment A21

2011 Arctic Cat M8 Snow Pro Limited

1900 km, drive clutch was redone at 1500 km so it rides like new. 153” Power Claw track and Fox float shocks. Never moded, shop demo sled, mainly trail ridden, sled is in mint condition and will take you to places you never thought possible, insainly reliable. Asking $9800, sled is all servived and ready to go for the winter! Extras Include: 7 “-SLP powder pro skis, All vented, Speedwerx clutch kit (Spring and weights), RSI bars, plus snowpro adjustable steering post, Standard and Extra belt, Tunnel bag, Handle bar bag, Hand guards, scratchers, heated goggle bag, Loaded... Call (250)354-3545.

Have you had a new baby? Then let us know as we

have a special gift basket for your new baby.

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

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Introduction to Latin American Culture

“ “Tuscan Dream”

Last Thursday Trafalgar Middle School held an assembly that featured a performance by Amigo Diego, a Latin American music and culture group. Diego Alcatraz has performed as a professional musician for over 50 years. He was originally one of the trio El Presidantes from Mexico; a very popular group that performed for five Mexican presidents and is still heard on Mexican radio today. Diego has made Penticton his home for the past 30 years. A total of 450 students clapped, sang, and even gave bull fighting a go.

: by Narendra Simone

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED RECOM by Allbooks Reviews Buy it as eBooks from his website and paperbacks at Otter Books (Nelson) Crockett Books (Trail) and Café Books (Rossland)

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A closer look into seniors’ health care in rural BC SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

At the BC Ombudsperson’s presentation on seniors’ care in BC that was held in Nelson last September, many seniors and their caregivers asked where they could go locally for help with their present problems, to find options for support and to improve seniors’ living conditions. It was suggested at these meetings that another local presentation would be advantageous to provide this information. To this end, there is a free presentation at Selkirk College Rosemont campus in Nelson, Room 16, Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. to give you this information and to answer your questions. There will be representatives present from Interior Health Home and Community Care, Mountain Lakes Seniors Community, Lakeview Village, Jubilee Manor, Seniors Coordinating Society, WeCare Home Support, and Anderson Gardens to inform you of your options. If you need further information, please contact Nelson and District Seniors Coordinating Society at 250-352-6008.

THINK LOCAL FIRST LIVE. SHOP. PLAY NELSON AND AREA What three businesses would you miss if they disappeared from Nelson? Has it been a while since you shopped there? Stop in….say hello…and pick something up. Make an ongoing commitment to spend at least $60 in your favorite stores. It’s pretty simple…. It’s your purchases that keep those businesses around When you think local first it allows your money to go full circle, right here at home… 360 degrees right back into our community. Spend it out of market on line or over the line…..and NOTHING comes home.

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Think local first. If we all made a commitment to spend more money locally….image the impact it could have on our economy…more jobs…more payroll…more local businesses… which really means a stronger tax base…that helps pay for public services for your family.

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Pick 3 ….Spend $60…your money goes full circle back into our community.

Offers you:

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Monday-Sunday Walk-ins Welcome 902 - Nelson Ave Nelson BC Located accross from Lakeside Park Ph 250 505 4625 | follow us

With all the great shops and restaurants in Nelson and area… why stop at 3????

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