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Sweatman Inquest

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



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ongtime Nelson resident Yosh Tagami mi remembers working for 25 cents an hour building internment shacks on n the Popoff farm near Slocan City. He was 17 and his family would soon move intoo one of those houses, which measured 14 x 25 feet. “The first winter was cold with four feet of snow, and icicles formed inside so we put cardboard from boxes on the walls,â€? he says. There was no insulation beyond paper and shiplap, and no indoor plumbing. Wooden bunk beds lay at either end of the house with a kitchen in the middle. They used a wood stove for cooking and heating. The Nelson Junior Leafs players — including (L-R) Bryce Nielsen, Matthew Naka and Cam Weir — are doing their part for “Rice wasbyrationed andtheir we facial madehair green Movember growing out and on Saturday night asking hockey fans to come to the game against Spokane teatofrom alfalfafor leaves, â€? hecancer. says. “We had aNight garden alsoand District Community Complex. Fans who wear a hockey arden raise money prostate It’s Jersey at theand Nelson vegetables Douks from Bob Hall photo jersey of any sort will get intobought the game for free. See storythe on page 20. ABOVE —Even hobors who camee in horse horse-driven driven before World War II, wagons.â€? JapaneseMega Canadians Province Creates Municipality at Proposed Ski Resort Tagami, now 85, was born at like Yosh Tagami Genoa Bay on Vancouver Island were ďŹ ngerprinted and raised at Paldi, a sawmill and photographed community near Duncan. He for identity cards had four brothers and two when they turned 16. The newly appointed ciety executive director Tuesday in Revelstoke. SAM VAN SCHIE sisters. Their father Jirosaku, a RIGHT ThouDavid Reid calls the move Community, — Sport and mayor is Greg Deck, who Nelson Star Reporter millwright, was injured in a fall sands of internees Cultural Development was the mayor of Radium bad for democracy. and unable to work, so the sons sent to Slocan Local environmental “It’s nonsense to call Ministerwere Bill Bennett an- Hot Springs for 18 years, began logging as teenagers.nouncedCity groups are outraged to see something where they a municipality a mayor and twoen- from the time it incorpoa mountain resort munici- when there are literally no councillors have been apdured primitive livingrated until he retired from Story continues pality being formed in the human inhabitants, â€? Reid topointed conditions. to lead the muStory continues to onshortPage 3nicipality(Tak Jumbo Valley. said in a ‘Tagami’ release sent of Jumbo Glacier Toyota photo) ‘Mungall’ on Page 2 West Kootenay EcoSo- ly after the announcement Resort.

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A Nelson Search and Rescue volunteer told a coroner’s inquest Wednesday that while members might have been able to reach Sheilah Sweatman, they couldn’t rescue her without putting themselves in danger. Chris Armstrong, who trained Sweatman in swift water rescue and considered her a friend, said her death was the result of a “catastrophic series of events beyond my imagination.� The site leader during the June 29, 2011 operation testified he couldn’t have predicted the tragic outcome when his team tried to recover a submerged car from the Goat River south of Creston. “What happened to Sheilah I was unable to foresee,� Armstrong said. “It had not occurred to me whatsoever that all of these things could happen in seconds.� While attempting to attach a tow line to the vehicle, Sweatman got caught in a steel cable, inadvertently tethered between the car and her double-pontoon raft. She was pulled underwater Story continues to ‘Sweatman’ on Page 4


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Continued from Page 1 office in 2008. The councillors are Nancy Hugunin and Steve Ostrander. Hugunin is a well-known entrepreneur, mother and grandmother, who serves as the Kootenay regional chair for the BC Ski Association. Ostrander, a retired professional forester, is currently a director for the Columbia Valley Food Bank, the Lake Windermere District Lions Club and the Columbia Headwaters Community Forest Initiative. Retiring Golden town manager Phil Taylor will be the interim corporate offer and spend the next few months creating an original set of bylaws for the new community and ensuring that the municipality is operational by its official incorporation date of February 19, 2013. The provincial appointees will have the same privileges and responsibilities as elected officials. The Union of British Columbia Municipalities passed a resolution in September opposing the creation of mountain resort municipalities. Kim Kratky of the West Kootenay Coalition for Jumbo Wild said the government is ignoring democratic process. “This announcement demonstrates the current government’s blatant disrespect for public opinion, and for the role of elected local governments as managers of local land decisions,” she said in a press release. “What began as an environmental campaign has become a

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David Reid of the EcoSociety calls the Liberal move “nonsense.”

“it will be a game changer for tourism in British Columbia… we will have something in British Columbia that does not exist anywhere else in North America.” The $450-million high elevation glacier based ski resort is planned in three phases and will ultimately include 5,500 bed-units in a 104-hectare resort base area. It is projected to provide approximately 3,750 people years of construction employment and create 750 to 800 permanent full-time jobs. When asked if mountain resort municipality status would permit Jumbo Glacier Resort to apply for provincial infrastructure funding for a new access road, Bennett replied that the BC government would not entertain an application from council for infrastructure support until there had been a democratic election with people residing in the resort municipality. “The dealings that the proponent will have with


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the Province over the access road and over infrastructure and all those kinds of things will be exactly the same as any proponent in the same circumstances,” he said. “So in other words, the proponent here is not going to get any special deal on the access road. Whatever is the normal arrangement between a ski resort developer and the Province is the arrangement that we’ll have here.” With respect to the widespread opposition the proposed resort has met from local First Nations, environmentalists and Kootenay residents as well as further afield, Bennett said the government would work through any sort of protests, including road blockages, should they happen to come up. “Everyone has had their chance to say what they think; the proponent has done what governments have over the years have asked of them, and now there’s a decision and the proponent now has a right to build the project,” Bennett said. But according to Reid, the proposal may still have some additional obstacles to overcome before it could move forward. The Ktunaxa First Nation has announced they will go to court to protect the valley as part of the Qat’Muk Declaration. Reid vowed that residents of the Kootenays would continue to fight. “We’re confident that the determination our community will keep Jumbo Valley wild forever.” — with files from the Invermere Valley Echo

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Sweatman was comfortable with role

Continued from Page 1 and drowned. Armstrong, a 15-year member of Nelson Search and Rescue and self-employed rescue professional, said the group decision to use the cable was approved by the search manager and RCMP. “Sheilah and I talked about it at great length,” he said. “We had two people [in the raft] and felt we should be able to manage.” Everyone, including Sweatman, was comfortable with the decision, Armstrong testified. They felt they had minimized their exposure to the risk and had a four-step plan to prevent the raft and car from becoming linked via the cable. “Sheilah came up to me and raised quite a few points,” Armstrong said. “She was confident… She and the rest of us felt it could be done safely.” However, things went wrong when the submerged car began to move, pulling Sweatman with it. Despite grasping her firmly, her colleague on the raft was unable to hang on. Armstrong called it the “worst scenario I’ve ever dealt with … One of my closest friends was dying. Sheila was in the worst possible place.” Although the river was shallow in places, the spot where the car lay was among the deepest — estimated during the inquest at five to six feet (1.5 to 1.8 meters). Armstrong said they had no way to cut the cable, although Sweatman apparently tried in vain with a knife from her belt. He described her as otherwise “panicked.” While he admitted they may have been able to reach her, he denied they would have been able to hold her head up or provide a snorkel. “It would have been all we could do to hang on with one

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Coroner’s jury views video GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

Sheilah Sweatman’s parents, brothers, and one of her sisters are all present at the Nelson courthouse for the Greg Nesteroff photo inquest into her death.

hand. Maybe wrap around her, but not help her,” he said. A swimmer and back-up raft tried unsuccessfully to reach her against the current while others threw ropes that Sweatman was unable to grab. Armstrong also waded into the river himself with hopes of freeing her, but turned back. He said the overturned vehicle, fast-moving water, and sunken cable and rope all presented hazards. Sweatman’s body was recovered the following day by another swift water team, using a similar rope and raft system. Asked what recommendations he would make to prevent similar deaths, Armstrong suggested swift water training be standardized in BC to address inconsistencies in certification and that scientific standards be created for equipment so rescuers don’t rely only on their experience in setting up rope systems. Under cross-examination by Sweatman family lawyer Cameron Ward, Armstrong agreed some of Sheilah’s colleagues tried to reach her, but “were acting with their heart,

not with their head.” Ward asked why someone didn’t drop in from upstream — where no one had been positioned — and float down to her. “I’m sure it seems totally feasible to a layperson,” Armstrong said. “We could have made contact but it would be a serious hazard… If we swam to her, we could get trapped.” Asked why the team didn’t wait for water levels to subside, given that it was a recovery mission, Armstrong said it was discussed, but the group felt comfortable with their skills and the level of risk. Ward further asked why a pair of bolt cutters weren’t sought in case someone got caught in the wire. Armstrong says this was also discussed, but bolt cutters wouldn’t have done the job, which would have required a blowtorch or hacksaw. Sweatman’s family has been critical of both the planning for the original operation and attempts to rescue Sheilah. “Cable was a hazard introduced to the system without any method of extrication,” her father Wynn told report-

ers. “Whether you could cut it with bolt cutters is almost beside the point. Why would you introduce it in the first place?”


Earlier Wednesday, a toxicologist testified that traces of THC — the active ingredient in marijuana — were found in Sweatman’s blood in postmortem tests. Dr. Walter Martz said it was difficult to accurately state how long it had been in her system, but probably wasn’t more than a day. He noted it was a relatively small amount and was unable to say if she was impaired by its use when she died.


Testimony was originally scheduled to wrap up Thursday, but many witnesses remained to be called before the seven-member jury could begin deliberating on recommendations to prevent similar deaths. The inquest is being held at the Nelson courthouse before presiding coroner Matt Brown.

Two videos showing Nelson Search and Rescue volunteer Sheilah Sweatman’s final moments before she drowned in the Goat River south of Creston last year were played for a coroner’s jury this week. The footage, taken for the reality TV show Callout: Search and Rescue but never aired, was shown in its entirety, uninterrupted. The two 52-minute videos depict the same events, but from different angles. The first video opens with a short statement by search team leader “I just can’t Chris Armfilm anymore. strong describI can’t do it.” ing the events that brought Camerawoman them to the river on June 29, 2011 — a report of a vehicle in the water, suspected to belong to a missing woman. Sweatman is seen with colleagues at a roadside meeting and briefly identifies herself. The video cuts to a wide shot of the river, where a rope has been tied to a double pontoon raft manned by Sweatman and another member of the swift water rescue team. They are attaching a steel cable to the overturned vehicle so it can be towed from the water, and everything appears to be going well until suddenly the raft begins to move downstream, turn sideways, and submerge. The rope system then fails. The inquest has heard Sweatman’s leg became tangled in the cable, which was somehow attached to the vehicle. She was pulled overboard. “Grab her, grab her, grab her!” Armstrong is heard shouting. “Go, go, go!” The video shows a back-up boat attempting unsuccessfully to reach Story continues to Page 5

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The Nelson Salvation Army is in desperate need of donations to keep its food bank open. This week the downtown food bank had to close its doors because it didn’t have enough non-perishables to put together the bundles of groceries it would normally hand out. Major Yvonne Borrows said demand for food is out pacing donations and there’s no money left in the annual budget to restock the shelves. “The demand has been unexpectedly high for the food bank,” Borrows said, noting the food bank typically provides food to 400 families per month, but by three weeks into November it has already passed that amount. In September the food bank gave out more then 500 grocery bundles. Each bundle includes enough food to last a week, and includes a mix of canned vegetables, soups, beans or tuna for protein and some pasta or grains. Salvation Army food coordinator Dave Sprague said the supply of pastas and hearty soups are particularly low, but everything is needed. “There’s a lot of miscellaneous items that come in through food drives, that help us add some variety to the groceries we hand out, and there’s none of that right now,” Sprague said, standing in the food bank room in the lower level of the Salvation Army building. The food bank is expecting a large donation from Wholesale Club on Mon-

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day, which would allow it to reopen its doors. In the meantime, staff have been directing people to the city’s other food bank, The Food Cupboard. Anna Kirkpatrick at The Food Cupboard said her organization hasn’t experienced the same shortage in supplies. It serves more than 1,000 people per month, and Kirkpatrick said she The Food Cupboard is prepared to handle the temporary increase in visits that could result from the Salvation Army food bank closure. “We’ve actually been really fortunate, this past month was amazing for local community donations,” Kirkpatrick said. “Still, there’s always a need for more donations. Food comes in and it goes out right away.” The Salvation Army is

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Continued from Page 4 Sweatman and lines being thrown into the water. The woman holding the camera is heard saying “Don’t you give up. They’re coming — Chris is coming. C’mon Chris, get ‘er.” Armstrong is seen heading for the water, but as he turns back, the woman says “I just can’t film anymore. I can’t do it,” and hands the camera to someone else. The second video, taken from the opposite side of the

river, shows closer views of the raft, but doesn’t capture the moment when the rope broke. Sweatman’s family was not in the room while the videos played, except for her brother Mark, who was sharply critical of the events depicted. “It’s really tragic to see,” he told media afterward. “What I saw was people standing around and very little effort made for almost 12 minutes.” Mark, who viewed the footage once before, said he

didn’t feel enough was done to save his sister: “No one had fins or snorkel or mask, or anything of use ... It was just pathetic.”


Presiding coroner Matt Brown rejected a request Wednesday from Global News and the CBC to broadcast excerpts from the footage. Global reporter John Daly, appearing in person, suggest-

ed the TV station would only use brief portions to demonstrate Sheilah’s colleagues’ efforts. However, the application was opposed by Sweatman family lawyer Cameron Ward and other groups with legal representation at the inquest. Brown said while case law supports disclosure in some circumstances, privacy concerns for both family members and those depicted in the video outweighed releasing it to the media.

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One hungry kid is too many


ritish Columbia’s record for dealing with child poverty is terrible. That once again became obvious earlier this week when the First Call BC report card was issued. Using 90 provincial organizations and 25 communities in its study, First Call BC is once again shining a spotlight on the fact this province trails the rest of Canada when it comes to dealing with child poverty. For eight years BC was the worst. This year we only trail Manitoba. The large majority of the recorded 119,000 children living in poverty reside in Metro Vancouver (about 80,000), but this is not just a big city issue. Though not by design, in today’s paper you can read a few stories about poverty issues right in our own rural backyard. As it has over the last few years, the local Salvation Army is dealing with empty shelves. The local branch was forced to turn people looking for food items away earlier this week. Many of those people were the working poor who had children to support. There are two stories directly related to kids who don’t have enough to eat (Pages 18 and 26). The story about the Trafalgar leadership class thanking the Real Canadian Wholesale Club for a sizable donation to a breakfast program gives one hope. But the fact 20 to 30 kids rely on a free breakfast at the middle school to help them muster the energy to learn is distressing. On Page 19 you can read about Our Daily Bread marking 10 years in the community and how the program continues to struggle to stay alive. It’s hard to imagine what those who rely on its nutritious meals would do without it. Child poverty is not a Lower Mainland issue. One hungry kid in our community or any other is too many. First Call BC is requesting the Liberal government appoint a minister responsible for child poverty. We completely agree and hope it happens soon. We want to hear from you. E-MAIL LETTERS TO: 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 B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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Food for Thought — Megan Cole


Community leaves imprint

’ll admit when I moved to Nelson a year and a half ago, I didn’t know much about the town. I had visited a handful of times as I travelled between Victoria and Saskatchewan when my family road tripped to visit my grandma. I knew it was a beautiful mountain town with steep hills. I knew about the great coffee and that it had been the setting of Roxanne. I had also heard of Shambhala Music Festival and had seen Wasabi Collective several times while going to university in Victoria. Being a reporter has a way of immersing you in a community in a way no other career can. Instead of telling the tales of memories I’ve collected here in Nelson, I’ve decided to share my favourite moments. Funniest story Last winter we received a panicked call from the Catholic Cathedral. The worst had happened — Joseph had gone missing and just days before Christmas. I understand vandalism isn’t something to laugh at, but the way the story played out still makes me smile. Joseph was abducted from Mary’s side in the middle of the night and all that remained was a bare light bulb. What really couldn’t be explained was why it was Joseph? Why not a shepard or a wise man? We never found out what happened to the missing member of the holy family, but hopefully he spent Christmas somewhere warmer.

2. The Civic Theatre: I’m sorry I won’t be in Nelson long enough to see a movie at the Civic Theatre, but this is a story I had the opportunity to cover from the day the Downtown Athletic Club pitched their idea for the space, to the presentation from the Nelson Civic Theatre Society’s vice president Roger Ley. It was also great to watch the community react to the project and see the enthusiasm that built around it.

One of Cole’s first assignments was covering the Sheilah Sweatman memorial in July of 2011. Bob Hall photo

Favourite interview Joel Plaskett. A lot of you might have just asked yourself “who?” Plaskett is somewhat of a staple in the Canadian indie rock scene. The Nova Scotia native began his career in the band Thrush Hermit. He entered my life when I was in my early 20s living in Vancouver. I had grown up listening to punk and through university started listening to a lot of different genres. I bought the album Truthfully Truthfully and was immediately hooked and have been a big fan ever since. I’ve seen him a total of five times — including his recent show at the Capitol Theatre — and jumped at the opportunity to interview him. I’m not embarrassed to say I had butterflies as I picked up the phone to call him. I couldn’t have been happier when the interview was over. He was

friendly, talkative and very humble. Top three stories 3. Shambhala Music Festival: I have done several stories on Shambhala now, but the reason it ranks in the top of my work in Nelson is because I believe — unlike some people in the community — I have seen the real meat behind the festival. I was there last year touring the farm before the 10,000 attendees arrived talking to executive producer Corrine Zawaduk and her dad Rick Bundschuh about their history and why they started the event. And I was there again with Zawaduk when they mourned the loss of their first festivalgoer. It’s been exciting to learn about their evolution and I can’t wait to see where the future takes them.

1. Johnsons Landing: Covering the devastation at Johnsons Landing will likely be a lasting memory for me. I witnessed devastation in a way I had never seen before. I learned about a community, a family and continue to learn about the people who are rebuilding. Only the people who had the opportunity to stand at the end of the slide or see it from the lake can have an understanding of the true destruction and size of the slide. Like with the Civic Theatre, I saw the true power of community through out the region from Johnsons Landing to Kaslo and Nelson people rallied to help those in need. As I prepare to move back to my hometown of Victoria, there are many memories I will take with me. Some are connected to the work I shared on the pages of the Nelson Star and many go beyond to the friends I made and the community I built here. Megan Cole will be missed by the Star and we wish her well her future.

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Letters to the Editor

Wayne Germaine Serving Nelson & Area Since 1987.

Anti-vaccine letter harmful

I am writing in response to the letter to the editor entitled “Flu shot picture doesn’t help” written by J.L. Craig and featured in the Nelson Star on November 2. It’s an unfortunate fact that every fall we see articles and letters incorrectly stating that the influenza vaccine is harmful and unnecessary. These commentaries, which often contain erroneous and exaggerated details, are concerning to medical professionals on the frontlines in the battle against influenza. Physicians and nurses who have thoroughly studied the benefits of immunization advise people to get the influenza vaccine. These are society’s health-care providers. They are the people who actively work to keep people safe from unnecessary sickness. They have witnessed firsthand, every winter, the impact of influenza on children and adults of all ages. They are knowledgeable about and committed to population health and wellness. While influenza vaccine is not 100 per cent effective in eliminating any chance

of infection, it is the best preventative weapon we have to reduce the annual winter toll of illness among our most vulnerable citizens.

If they do get sick with the flue they can pass the illness along to a person who is more susceptible to severe influenza illness — their elderly mother, perhaps, or their neighbours new baby. While Cochrane reviews of medical evidence are one source of assessment, there are limitations to their assessment processes. Readers wanting to be fully informed may want to review BC Medical Health Officers discussion of those limitations at ministries/health/factsheets/ letter-to-editor-vaccinatinghealthcare-workers.html Health professionals know that while influenza symp-

toms can be mild for many, the illness can also be deadly for some. Influenza infection is often more serious for seniors and those with preexisting health conditions. Complications from influenza can include bacterial pneumonia, bacterial meningitis, ear infections, sinus infections, dehydration, and worsening of chronic medical conditions, such as congestive heart failure, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and diabetes. Healthy adults who choose not to get immunized should consider the impact of their decision. If they do get sick with the flu they can pass the illness along to a person who is more susceptible to severe influenza illness — their elderly mother, perhaps, or their neighbour’s new baby. I would strongly encourage your readers to visit the ImmunizeBC website at or contact their local public health nurse for accurate and balanced information about vaccinations. Dr. Robert A. Parker Medical Health Officer Interior Health

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Tread With Confidence This Winter. HUGS. Fat, slimy slugs to the man and the woman in the car at downtown Baker Street. I did not appreciate it at all when you fingered the poor young girl trying to cross the street whilst you run a red light. May karma bite you in your unfeeling butt. SLUGS. To the owner who keeps letting their cat outside so that it can be used as target practice (bb/ pellet gun) by someone in the area Tower Road in Rosemont. Duh! HUGS. Great big hugs to the city workers building our new park across from Lakeview Village. It’s going to be beautiful come spring and will be used a lot. Also special hugs to Gladys Dick for getting the ball rolling. - Grateful bunch at Lakeview Village HUGS. To the Eagle Ladies for cooking and serving the delicious borscht, pie and ice cream for lunch. Looking forward for more next year. The community will enjoy the donations. HUGS. To the Uphill resident who tipped his new paper boy. It really went a long way to boosting his confidence and motivation on this, his first job - Happy Mom HUGS. To the principal and six students from the Nelson Christian School who came and raked the leaves

in the yard at the lavender house. You did a great job and helped me a lot. Thank you for your kindness. SLUGS. To dog owners with larger dogs that are aggressive and bully other dogs. They offer no control of their pet as they attack other dogs and they threaten anyone who interferes. They stand and watch as though it were a spectator sport while the owners of the dog being attacked try to break it up. If these owners are not able to control their dogs they should leash them. HUGS. A touchless hug to she who is leaving the community. Even in my vastness, I still have to say you are top of the pile. Good luck and remember us little people when you are rich and famous. HUGS. To certain people in Nelson for changing our lives. In the end we will be better for it while all of you will be left with nothing better to do than stick knives in each others backs. At least we don’t have to pretend we would ever want to be friends with people like you. Oh and we have a feeling that Karma has a way of paying it forward. HUGS. To Brian from Nelson Search & Rescue and his friend for picking up my camera from the road, figuring out who owned it, and then tracking us down to return it! We are very grateful, thank you!

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Friday, November 23, 2012 Nelson Star


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no surprise it arrives on the same weekend as Black Friday in the United States. “With so much media attention and hype that gets focused on the American Thanksgiving shopping blitz, this is the right weekend to focus attention on what we have here,” said Baker Street Men’s Wear owner Mike Borch who helped coordinate the special shopping day.

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Baker Street Men’s Wear owner Mike Borch (right) earlier this month with Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce manager Tom Thomson. Both men are big supporters Bob Hall photo of keeping it local.

“Some people are going to go [south], but for those who don’t we want people to know they are not missing out on anything because there are a lot of great options here.” Customer Appreciation Day was started by Chris Dawson of the Culinary Conspiracy. Over the last few years it has grown to include more than 50 shops and restaurants in the city’s core. “It’s important to show the diversity of shopping that is available downtown,” said Borch, who is heading into his tenth year as owner

of the downtown clothing store. “It’s a great showcase and the one time of the year where all of the merchants can get together and put on a fantastic promotion.” Merchants and restaurants are offering a wide variety of specials and promotions on Saturday. Discounts, deals, prizes and special events will all be part of the downtown shopping stroll (see list of participants and offers on pages 14 and 15). “It’s a great buy-in by local shops and restaurants,” said Borch. “We can all see the benefit of

working together to remind people what a unique and vibrant shopping district we have. It’s a good opportunity for people to come down and go into some of the stores they may not otherwise go into.” And it won’t only be Nelson area residents joining the fray. “It brings a lot of people in from our surrounding area,” said Borch. “A lot of the retailers have regular shoppers from around the West Kootenay. Now when those people see the promotion they can come and make a day of it.”

Truck torched on logging road Nelson Star Staff

A man who left his pickup truck overnight on a forest road got an unpleasant surprise when he returned to find the vehicle burned and completely destroyed. On November 6, the man parked his 2001, red Mazda 4x4 on Kapak Road, located halfway between Nelson and Salmo.

The area is popular spot for cutting firewood, which is what the man had driven there to do. He left his truck parked on the remote road, unattended overnight. The next day he found it destroyed. Salmo RCMP are investigating the case and ask anyone with information to contact them at 250357-2212 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to leave an anonymous tip.

CORRECTION Wednesday’s front-page story “‘Planning failures’ led to Sweatman’s death” incorrectly stated that Lana Chipesia’s body was found in her sunken vehicle. In fact, it was recovered downstream several days after her vehicle was located.







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Community Organizations Play table tennis Wednesdays (school holidays/events excluded) at the Blewett Elementary School, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. There is a $2 drop-in fee. For information phone Karl Rosenberg: 250-352-5739. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the Cellar, 717 Vernon Street, and on Fridays from 8 to 9 p.m. at 601 Front Street in the basement. For more information about the Cellar meetings contact Norma at 250-352-3747 and for the Front Street meetings contact Sharon at 250-352-7333. The Nelson Technology Club hosts a Hackerspace Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., at their new location in the annex building at Selkirk College Tenth Street campus. Hackerspace is a place to talk about technology with people who understand what you are talking about. On Saturday, 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 an eight inch pony tail. 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 treatment for cancer (at no cost to her). Just call or visit us at Annie’s Boutique before the event to register. Nelson businesses celebrate Customer Appriciation Day on Saturday, November 24. Look for balloons outside participating businesses. Nelson Junior Leafs jersey night is Saturday, November 24. Wear your favourite jersey and get into the game with a donation to Leafs Movember. The puck drops at 7 p.m. Slocan Community Library will hold its third and final author reading for 2012 on Sunday, November 25 at 1 p.m. Author Gary Wright will speak about his experience as a war resister, a member of a radical anti-war group, and his life in the Slocan Valley, including the years he served as the mayor of New Denver. He will read from his book, Unrepentant, which is a darkly humourous memoir. The Nelson Cycling Club is holding its annual general meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 7 p.m. in the Hume Room at the Hume Hotel. Non-members welcome.

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Find out about the great work that’s been happening over the last year and the exciting things coming up for 2013. Nelson and Rossland take on Whitefish Mountain Resort in Powder Magazine’s Ski Town Throw Down on November 28-29. Vote for your favourite ski town at Friends of Nelson Elders in Care is holding its annual general meeting on Thursday, November 29, 10:30 a.m. at the Bethel Christian Centre. Everyone welcome. Santa on Baker Street and the first annual Elf Walk will take over the 400 block of Baker Street on Friday, November 30, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dress as an elf and be part of a flash mob-inspired event prior to Santa’s arrival at 6:30 p.m. After the big man in red switches on the Christmas tree lights, he’ll be meeting with kids at The Trading Centre. Refreshments will be provided. Saturday, December 1 starting at 10 a.m., the L.V. Rogers grad class of 2013 is having a bottle drive. Please save your bottles as grads will be stopping by homes to collect on that day. If you would like the grads to pick up bottles and aren’t sure if you might be on a route, please call 250551-1777 to arrange pick up. Nelson Storytelling Guild meets the first Sunday of every month. The next meeting is Sunday, December 1, 7 to 9 p.m. at SelfDesign Commons, 402 Victoria Street (above the Nelson Legion). New members welcome. Light Up the Hospital pledge day is Friday, December 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chahko Mika Mall. Enjoy Christmas music from local school choirs, buy your ticket for the Canadian Diamond Necklace Raffle, drop off your donation and pick a gift from under the tree…and so much more. Visit or call 250354-2334 for more information. The Nelson Branch of the Navy Leagues of Canada is having their AGM Tuesday, December 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rod and Gun Club. Come and support our youth. You do not need to have a child in the Sea Cadets to be part of the organization. The next Breast Cancer Support meeting is Tuesday, December 18, noon at Community First Health Co-op, 518 Lake

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Street. For information call Alice 250-3526223 or Nadine 250-359-7777. Ascension Lutheran Church’s free dinner” has moved with the congregation to Rosemont Elementary School, while the church is prepared for demolition and reconstruction. All are welcome to join us for a free pasta dinner on Wednesday, December 19 at 5:30 p.m. Workshops Ellison’s Market hosts a free workshop on cold and flu family wellness on Saturday, November 24 from 10 to 11 a.m. Learn how to natural boost your family’s immune system using whole foods, herbs, key nutrients and supplements. Columbia River Treaty review workshop will be held at the The Nelson and District Rod and Gun Club on Tuesday, November 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. Find out how your interests may be affected and provide your input. 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. Preregistration is required and can be done by emailing Every Friday, Community Threads meets at Nelson and District Women’s Centre from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Come learn to knit, crochet, spin, embroider and make rag rugs. On Wednesdays Community Threads offers quilting lessons from 9 a.m. to noon at the same location. Women of all ages welcome. Call 250-551-4951 for more information. Volunteer Opportunity Do you enjoy live classical music? Are you a well organized person who would like to contribute to your community? Since 1955 the Nelson Overture Concerts Society has been committed to bringing in live classical music to Nelson. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to take on the role of program director. This volunteer position includes developing an annual programme of concerts, establishing contact with agents, signing contracts, arranging performance venues and hotel accommodations and regularly communicating with the NOCS Executive. To apply

for the above position please contact:, or phone Anne Macdonald: 250-352-7625 by November 30. Inquiries are also welcome from those interested in joining the NOCS Board of Directors. Craft Fairs and Bazaars Our Daily Bread craft and gift sale, Friday November 23 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday November 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Our Daily Bread, 812 Stanley Street. No admission fee. To book a table call 250-354-2077. Nelson Waldorf School will be transformed into a winter village for the Winter Faire on Saturday, November 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be children’s activities throughout the day, including The Snowflake Theatre performances of the Shoemaker and the Elves are at 11 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. for $3 per person. All families welcome to this fun seasonal celebration. Holiday Pop Up Shop at Lilikoi boutique, 471 Baker Street, Tuesday November 27 to Saturday December 1. Opens at 10 a.m. daily. Featuring ceramics, housewares, clothing and accessories, terrariums, cards, prints, paintings, ornaments and more all by local artists. On Thursday, November 29 a portion of sales with be donated to the Nelson Women’s Centre. The Craft Connection/Gallery 378 is having an opening for their annual Seasonal Treasures Show on Saturday, December 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Come in and enjoy some Christmas treats and mulled cider, meet the artists and enjoy new crafts brought in for the season. EcoSociety’s Winter Craft Faire is Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Central School gym, 811 Stanley Street. Find some of the region’s finest crafts all under one roof. Admission by donation. 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. To include your event in the online calendar visit Or email to add your event to the community calendar.

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Nelson Choral Society and Selkirk Chamber Orchestra Present Mozart’s Coronation Mass

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Imagine: four professional soloists backed by a 60-voice choir and a chamber orchestra, performing a program of divine classical choral music. Every few years, Kathleen Neudorf, musical director of the Nelson Choral Society, pulls out all the stops. This year the choir is joining forces with the Selkirk Chamber Orchestra, lead by Wendy Herbison, for a December concert featuring Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Coronation Mass with works by Handel, Bach and Corelli. The soloists for the Mozart piece are among the area’s finest vocalists, most with professional singing careers. The alto role is sung by Audrey Bisset, who trained at New York’s prestigious Peabody Institute, and won kudos for her role as the mother Demeter in the opera Khaos last year. Kevin Armstrong, who recently directed and acted in Jesus Christ Superstar, trades his grunge wardrobe for a tux to sing the baritone part. After an operatic trajectory that took him to McGill University and then to Europe for a decade, Armstrong returned home to Nelson, performing in Khaos and his oneman show, Opera for Heathens. The soprano soloist is Hungarian-born Noemi Kiss, who graces concert halls in Buda-

Soprano soloist Noemi Kiss lives quietly in Argenta, but has travelled the world performing. She will be part of the incredible voices that will bring the Capitol Theatre stage alive with Mozart and more in early December.

pest, Vienna and Cologne, but lives quietly in Argenta when not on tour. Along with Bisset and tenor David Herbison, she performed in Handel’s Messiah with the Nelson Choral Society three years ago. Mozart’s Coronation Mass is joyful, uplifting and celebratory. Mozart wrote the piece in 1779, and it has the form, balance and elegance characteristic of the music of this time period. “It presents both challenges

and rewards to beginners and pros alike,” said Armstrong. “Mozart wrote music that weaves together like a tapestry, with a fluidity of vocal line that one doesn’t find in Bach, Handel or Beethoven.” “Every time you peel away a layer of Mozart’s music, it reveals another level of complexity, like the very fabric of the universe, seemingly into infinity.” Kiss also enjoys the intricate blending of musical lines.

“I love how our four voices have to sound like one voice, a beautiful unison that requires intelligent singing,” she said. In contrast to the Mozart Mass in the second half of the December concert, the first half will feature pieces from an earlier musical period — the late Baroque. It includes Laudate pueri Dominum, written in the early 1700s by a young George Frideric Handel. He was in his early 20s at the time, living in Italy and

learning to master the Italian style of music. The Handel piece is rarely performed, so hearing this harmoniously complex work will be a treat for classical music buffs. “It was unknown to me before this spring when Noemi suggested it as a possibility,” says Neudorf. “It’s an exciting piece, full of youthful energy.” “It’s so much fun,” agreed Kiss, who also sings the soprano line in this piece. “It makes you want to dance and celebrate, and if we do our jobs well, that’s how the audience will feel as well. “The beauty of it is that it’s challenging at the same time. It’s technically hard work. Yet somehow we need to radiate light and ease, and make people feel that it’s effortless.” Christmas always seems like the right season for listening to classical choral music. If you’re not familiar with this music, here’s your opportunity to try some. Come in out of the cold and the pre-Christmas madness and take in a special musical celebration. The two shows take place Saturday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 9 at 2:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at the Capitol Theatre box office, online at or by phone at 250-352-6363.

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The Province of British Columbia invites you to a Columbia River Treaty Review consultation workshop with information on future Treaty scenarios. Find out how your interests may be affected. We want your input on the future of the Treaty. The Columbia River Treaty Local Governments’ Committee encourages you to join them and be heard. Nelson

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Presentations and discussions: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Open House: 6:00–6:30 p.m. Refreshments provided. To find out more about the Community Workshops and the November 28 event streamed live visit: To find out more about the Columbia River Treaty Local Governments’ Committee visit:


Friday, November 23, 2012 Nelson Star

Santa On Baker Official Contest Entry Form

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Contest Rules: 1. Open to children of all ages 2. All entries must be delivered to the Nelson Star on or before Wednesday, November 28, 2012 3. Winner will be chosen and contacted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 by phone 4. Use as many colours and decorations as you would like.

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Santa arrives on Baker Street (400 Block) at 6:30 pm on Friday November, 30, 2012. One lucky winner will be awarded the very first visit with Santa and as a bonus will also receive a special gift! Entries can be mailed or hand-delivered to: nelson star 514 Hall street nelson BC V1l 1Z2 or call us for more details: 250.352.1890 Sponsered by:

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The Royal on Baker Needs Help

Searching for ways to keep the music playing MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

It’s been a year since Paul Hinrichs and Howie Ross took over ownership of The Royal on Baker. The space had been slated for redevelopment. Divided into two spaces, The Royal could have been a bar on one side and a tshirt store on the other. But with the vision of saving the business, Hinrichs and Ross bought The Royal. Even though they bring in some of the biggest acts in Canadian and international music, Nelson is at risk of once again losing The Royal. “It’s real estate and it’s for sale,” said Hinrichs. “There are people coming through here regularly. There are showings. We schedule around it sometimes. It’s actively on the market. Our landlord has done great work in the building and wants to sell it.” The pair recently launched a campaign to Save the Royal with a goal of raising $75,000 to help

secure a long term lease for the space. Ross said he knows people are uncomfortable with the idea of donating money to a business, and understands how they feel, but said The Royal is the community’s venue. “When [Hinrichs] and I took over, our feeling has always been and it never wavered, it looks like a business we own but we never quite looked at it that way,” said Ross. “We always saw it as the community’s venue. Now it’s at the point where the community has the opportunity to step up and really be there and save The Royal.” This fall, The Royal was named the Best Live Music Venue in the BC Interior, but as Hinrichs and Ross said, the title has come with a big price tag. “It’s a small room and it’s a small market,” said Hinrichs. “We’re focusing on the shows, the music and providing the highest quality entertainment we can and that comes with a sizeable price tag. It’s expensive. People

Howie Ross (left) and Paul Hinrichs hope music lovers in the community will step forward to help the The Royal on Baker. Sam Dobrin photo

see this as a bar with people lined up outside and see a lot of traffic and money, but it costs a lot too.” In the last year, The Royal has hosted acts like Dan Mangan, Bill Frisell, John Mayall, Leon Russell and Maria Muldaur. Even though their shared love of music was one of the motivations for purchasing the venue, Hinrichs and Ross wanted to build Nelson as a destination for music between Vancouver and

Calgary. “We’re a destination now,” said Hinrichs. “We are offered incredible acts on a regular basis, but because of the finances and logistics of bringing them here we have to say no. We’ve been successful in building Nelson as a destination because we had the venue and there was a need for it geographically and in our community. We’re serving that need.” As a result people routinely

travel from around the area and even from the US and elsewhere in BC to see musicians at The Royal. Hinrichs and Ross have to give notice to the landlord in January if they wish to renew their lease. In addition to online fundraising through the website, events are being organized to help raise the money needed to secure The Royal’s future. “The money is to secure the short term future so we can enable the long term future,” said Ross. “It’s so we can go into this next lease and take it to the next phase.” If The Royal is unable to achieve its target, they will likely enter into another 18-month lease, but will look at the possibility of introducing memberships and are even discussing the possibility of forming a society or co-op. For more information on the Save The Royal campaign find them on Facebook.

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6th ANNUAL CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY! Nove mb e r 2 4 t h , Nels on B C It’s our way of saying Thanks for Shopping Locally!! Over 50 downtown businesses participating with amazing deals.

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6th ANNUAL CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY! November 24th It’s our way of saying Thanks for Shopping Locally!!


Over 50 downtown businesses participating with amazing deals. With every purchase you can enter to win one of 2 $500 or a $1000 Shopping Spree from 103.5 FM The Bridge! Watch for the balloons outside!! Street

213 Sacred Ride............................................................................................................ Complimentary Ski/Snowboard Tune Up with any/every purchase 266 Jayne’s Chop Shop............................................................................................................................................................. FREE cut with every colour! 295 Kootenay Coop......................................................Come by to enjoy lots of great samples, plus enter to win one of our customer appreciation prizes 301 305 327 351 356 358 377 378 390 395 398

Rel-ish Bistro..........................................................................................................................................................................1/2 Price Appies All Day Through the Looking Glass......................................................................................................................10% of the day’s sales to the Food Cupboard Kutenai Clothing Company................................................................................................................... 10% of Total Sales to St. Saviours Food Pantry “L’Optique” Fashion Eye Gallery.........................................................“$100 Deal” - complete pair of prescription glasses, frame & Rx lenses included Gaia Rising Metaphysical Inc................................................................................................................................................................In-Store Specials The Fairies Pyjamas................................................................................................................................................ 10% off Outerwear (Men & Women) The Kootenay Bakery Café Co-op.................Purchase your favourite thing for a 15% discount. 5% of sales proceeds to Stepping Stones for Success! Craft Connection....................................................................................Store-wide 15% off! Get a jump on Christmas and thank you for buying local Cottons Clothing................................................................................................................................ Bring in a non-perishable food item and NO HST Hipperson Hardware......................................................................................................................................... 10% off all regular priced merchandise Otter Books Inc............................................................................................................................................................ 10% of sales to food cupboard

402 John Knox - Fair Realty............................................. Enter to win fabulous door prizes including dinner for two! Donations accepted for food bank 431 Ted Allen’s Jewellery..........................................................................................................................................................Sales throughout the store! 464 Sanderella’s Boutique and Starbird Tea House.................FREE hot beverage with purchase of any crepe. FREE scone with purchase of any beverage. In-store draw 476 Kootenai Moon Furniture..................................................................................................................................................................25% off Store Wide 491 Kurama Sushi...............Spend $30 or more on Sushi and receive 5% off. Spend $50 or more on Sushi and receive 10% off. Discount excludes liquor 498 Streetclothes Named Desire................................................................................20% off Store Wide and Free re-useable shopper bag from ‘Sandwich’ 499 Wait’s News....................................................................................................................................75 years young & still the best milkshakes around! 502 502 535 546 553 553 556 562 571 574 579 580

Cydney’s.........................................................................................................................................................................................15% off storewide Tea Garden Salon & Spa......................................................................................................10-50% off all retail. 10% of sales proceeds to Movember! Kokanee Camera Company....................................................................................................................$12 Passports and Clearance Items 20-50% off K.C. Restaurant................................................................................................................................................. Open Monday-Saturday 11 am - 10 pm Shoes for the Soul..................................................................................................... 20% off*, one day only, Nov 24, (*some shoes/boots not on sale) Vibe.............................1st Anniversary Sale 20% off storewide. Free gift with every purchase over $50. 3 days only! New Christmas dresses now in! Tribute Boardshop.......................................................Men’s & Women’s Streetwear: 20% off. Free In Season Tune-up with Every Board/Ski Purchase Shannon’s Fabrics Ltd..........................................................................................................................................................Spin to Win your discount! Baker Street Menswear...........................................................................15% off storewide, plus free bar of men’s luxurious soap with every purchase Cottonwood Kitchens......................................................................................................................................................................... In-Store Specials Habits.............................................................................................................................................................................................20% off all clothing The Music Store.........................................................................................................................................................Great deals throughout the store

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Culinary Conspiracy..........................................................................................................................................20% off all Culinary Conspiracy Spices Mainstreet Diner............................................................................................................................. Upgrade your fries to one of our Famous Poutine’s Valhalla Pure Outfitters....................FREE $10 gift card with $100 (min) clothing purchase (redeemable after January 1, 2013) First 20 people only! Mountain Baby........................................................................................................10% off storewide plus an extra 5% off with a food bank donation! Roam.........................................................................................................................................Receive one free Ski Wax with any purchase over $100 Your Dollar Store With More..................................................................................Why pay more? Customer Appreciation Day 10% off all Xmas stock Bent Over Leather...............................................................................Spend $100 or more on reg. price merchandise and receive $20 Gift Certificate Bia Boro ..............................................................................................................................................................................10-25% Off selected items Pharmasave #148.............................................................................10% off all regular priced items (some exclusions do apply, see store for details)

702 Gerick Cycle & Ski.....................................................................................................................2 for 1 ski tune, 10% off all regular priced clothing 803 Nelson Chrysler..............................................................We want to thank all of our loyal customers for their continued support in shopping locally!

Kootenay Street 410 BC Wineguys............................................................................................................10% off all Wine Accessories including pre-ordered gift baskets!

Ward Street 456 Shoe La La (formerly Kootenay Cobbler).................................................No HST on all new footwear & 10% of profits donated to the Cancer Society

Josephine Street 461 Natures Health Natural Foods.........................................................Natures Health helping you to help yourself! Free Gift and a draw for a gift basket 534 Sensations Dress Shoppe........................................Thank you to our treasured customers, old & new, for supporting us in this first year of business!

Hall Street 411 Vince DeVito Shoes.................................................................................................................10% off storewide! 10% of sales to food cupboard 413 Itza Pizza.............................................................................................................................................................................10% of sales to Movember

Vernon Street 501 Nelson & District Credit Union........................................................................ Nelson & District Credit Union encourages you to shop and bank local 616 Grounded Coffee House......................................................................................................................... 25% of sales will be donated to the food bank

Herridge Lane 621 Bellaflora.........................................................................................................................................................................25% off on Floral Purchases


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Friday, November 23, 2012 Nelson Star


Trafalgar Middle School

Helping to fuel learning BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

Trafalgar Middle School students are thanking the Real Canadian Wholesale Club after the grocery store donated $2,200 to the Breakfast for Learning program. Three days a week, the middle school feeds between 20 and 30 students who can’t afford a proper start to their morning. The Breakfast for Learning program receives no funding for the free meals so relies on donations. “It gives these students enough energy to learn,” said Grade 8 student Elena Gustafson, who was part of the crew that brought three big cards of thanks signed by all the Trafalgar students in the three grades to the waterfront grocery store this week. “It gives them the support they need and lets them know they are loved,” added Grade 8 student Mariah Rawick.

Trafalgar Middle School presented the staff at the Real Canadian Wholesale Club with cards of thanks for a $2,200 donation to its Breakfast for Learning program. On hand were (back L-R) John Siray (Wholesale Club), Mona Smith (Trafalgar), Sue Lakeman (Trafalgar), Lindsay Stekman (Wholesale Club); (front L-R) Trafalgar students Noa Butterfield, Elena Gustafson and Mariah Rawick. Bob Hall photo

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Community Making Miracles CIBC Miracle Day takes place on December 5. Miracle Day is an employee-driven fundraiser that started at a Wood Gundy branch in 1984. Every year on the first Wednesday in December, CIBC’s wholesale banking employees and participating CIBC Wood Gundy investment advisors donate their fees and commissions to help kids in need. Since inception, Miracle Day has raised $64 million for children’s charities across Canada and $214 million globally. Recently the local branch (left) presented a cheque for $6,971 to the United Way for West Kootenay Early Years children’s programs such as Stars submitted photo for Success.

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Our Daily Bread marks 10 SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Our Daily Bread is 10 years old this month. On November 4, 2002 Our Daily Bread served its first delicious homemade meal and has continued providing hot nutritious meals to the poor, disenfranchised, elderly and the homeless ever since. During the past 10 years, Our Daily Bread has served over 120,000 meals. To celebrate their success, Our Daily Bread is hosting a craft and bake sale on November 23 and 24 to raise funds for the new kitchen at its new location. Our Daily Bread is a ministry of Kootenay Christian Fellowship for the community. The first two years of operation Our Daily Bread received financial assistance through a federal government program called Supportive Community Partnership Initiatives in collaboration with Nelson Committee on Homelessness. One of the requirements of federal funding was a sustainability David Gentles

plan — how they could survive after the funding ceased. Our Daily Bread embarked on two initiatives: 1. Raise awareness in the community for the need at hand, which was and is very successful. They received generous support from the people of Nelson and continue to do so.

Our Daily Bread is more than just a soup kitchen... They offer a safe place to connect with others. 2. They started a store called SHARE Nelson, now the largest second hand store in the Kootenays. SHARE provides more than $18,000 per year towards the annual budget, plus helps families in need, and provides gainful employment and volunteer opportunities to enhance resumes and job possibilities. Our Daily Bread is more than just a soup kitchen. They offer a safe place to connect with others, to provide vol-

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Junior Leafs at Home Against Spokane on Saturday

Success comes with depth

KIJHL Stats League Standings

Neil Murdoch Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Nelson 25 18 5 1 1 38 Castlegar 24 16 4 3 0 31 Beaver Valley 22 11 9 1 1 24 Spokane 24 8 14 1 1 18 Grand Forks 22 2 18 0 2 6 Eddie Mountain Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Fernie 22 16 5 0 1 33 Kimberley 25 14 11 0 0 28 Golden 22 12 9 0 1 25 Creston Valley 22 9 11 0 2 20 Columbia Val. 25 7 16 0 2 16 Okanagan Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Princeton 21 14 6 0 1 29 Osoyoos 24 13 11 0 0 26 Kelowna 22 12 9 1 0 25 Summerland 21 8 12 0 1 17 Penticton 23 6 17 0 0 12 Doug Birks Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P N. Okanagan 24 16 7 0 1 33 Sicamous 23 13 5 2 3 31 Kamloops 26 12 10 2 2 28 Revelstoke 23 11 8 3 1 26 Chase 24 6 15 2 1 15

Leafs center Bryce Nielsen is one of the players who has added extra scoring touch when needed so far this season. BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

The Nelson Junior Leafs came away with five of six points on a three-game East Kootenay road swing last weekend. A solid result for most teams in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, but more impressive when you consider the squad’s top line barely made a mark on the scoresheet. The line of Colton Schell, Colton McCarthy and Jacob Boyczuk is arguably the top line in the league. Veteran Schell leads the league in points (41), 16-year-old McCarthy leads all rookie scorers in points (26) and power forward Boyczuk is helping open up ice with 22 points. Though the trio has factored large in the boxscore for most

of the season, in the threegame stretch the line only registered two points (goals by McCarthy and Schell). “They are being watched and played against by their best defensive guys,” said Leafs head coach Frank Maida. “But other guys stepped up and filled the role which is a great thing to see.” One of the players helping fill the role on the team is California native Bryce Nielsen who is tied for third in team goal scoring with Boyczuk, registering 11 markers on the season. “It shows that we have a lot of depth on our team and I think that is one of the keys to our success so far,” Nielsen said of the fact the top line is getting more attention from opposition checkers. Nielsen arrived to Nelson

after being released by the Winkler Flyers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. Though the Laguna Hills resident had never been to Nelson, he said he is warming up to the community. “I didn’t know anything about Nelson, but I am really liking it here,” the 18-yearold told the Star. Nielsen said the Leafs’ success so far this season — the team is currently first overall in the league — is the chemistry that has quickly developed. “I think one of the keys is that all the guys are really close and there is a strong bond,” he said. After an intense road weekend, the Leafs now have a bit of a break with only one game this weekend. The Spokane Braves will visit the Nel-


FRIDAY, November 16 Beaver Valley at Golden Columbia Valley at Fernie Kamloops at Revelstoke Sicamous at Kelowna Chase at Spokane Princeton at North Okanagan Creston Valley at Summerland Penticton at Osoyoos SATURDAY, November 17 Spokane at Nelson, 7 p.m., NDCC Castlegar at Kimberley Beaver Valley at Columbia Valley Creston Valley at Kelowna Summerland at Penticton Princeton at Revelstoke Chase at Grand Forks Kamloops at Osoyoos SUNDAY, October 18 Grand Forks at Spokane

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son and District Community Complex on Saturday night. “A break is good. We can focus on some things in practice,” Maida said after the East Kootenay swing. “You always want to be better in your own zone and that is going to be our focus.” Saturday night will be special for the Leafs as they unveil their third jersey. Fans are also in on the fun with the team providing free admission to anybody who wears a hockey jersey to the game. Though a free pass through the gates, the team is asking for donations to the Movember campaign that is asking men to grow nasty mustaches in an effort to raise money for prostate cancer. All donations at the Leafs game on Saturday will be given to the effort.

Nelson Leafs Leaders

PLAYER Position Colton Schell Forward Colton McCarthy Forward Jacob Boyczuk Forward Carson Willans Forward Linden Horswill Forward Bryce Nielsen Forward Aaron Dunlap Forward Matthew Naka Forward Seth Schmidt Defence JJ Beitel Defence James Sorrey Forward Greg Nickel Forward

GP 25 22 24 24 25 21 24 25 23 23 19 23

G 16 17 11 6 6 11 9 5 5 2 5 4

A 25 9 11 16 15 8 8 12 12 10 4 5


Wear your favorite jersey and get in to the game with a donation to the Leafs Movember campaign. The Nelson Leafs will be debuting their new Third Vintage Jersey this night. Come support your Nelson Leafs and a great cause!

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The Fishing Report - Kerry Reed


It’s happening...

ere we go! It’s that time of year. My favorite time of year. The water temperature has finally dropped and the fish are becoming aggressive again. October was the beginning of the transition. And we saw some great fish for that month. Rainbow trout up to 22 Lbs. and dolly varden (bull trout) up to 16 Lbs. were being caught. I had one particular group out with me in October who were truly spoiled by Kootenay Lake. Isabella and Stacey from Australia joined me for a day to experience Kootenay Lake fishing. It was their first time in Canada and one thing on their list was to try fishing. And they chose to go out with me. Now the pressure was on. First time fishing in Canada. I was hoping the fish were going to cooperate. Our day started out fairly good. About an hour in, we hooked into a nice five Lb. dolly. Good start. The girls were happy already that they had a picture to take back to Australia. Another hour goes by and another dolly. Now they have each caught a fish in Canada. Can it get any better? Apparently yes.

A big catch for Aussie visitor.

We landed a couple more fish before noon and were having a great time. The girls were in awe of the beautiful scenery and were snapping hundreds of photo’s to take home. After a couple hours of down time, the bite turned on once again in the afternoon. This time it was Stacey’s turn and she managed to land a beautiful 10 Lb. bull trout. After releasing this fish, she quietly started to brag that this was the biggest fish of the day. Don’t speak too soon. About half hour later, Isabella was fighting a nice rainbow. A good battle and finally into the net, she landed a nice chrome 14 Lb. rainbow. Now she started to gloat. But I mentioned what happened last time, so don’t be too cocky. And sure enough, 15 minutes later the line starts

screaming off. Now Stacey is into a giant rainbow. This turned out to be the battle of the day. The fish ran out a couple hundred feet of line and jumped about six times. Stacey gradually gained back the line and then it ran out 150 ft again. The girls were amazed. After about a 15 minute battle, she finally got it too the boat. A spectacular 18 Lb. rainbow. “Welcome to Kootenay Lake,” I said. After a couple good photos, we released this amazing fish. What a great day and a day for these girls to remember. Thank you for choosing Kootenay Lake. I’m glad we could help make your first time fishing in Canada, a memorable one. Hope to see you again someday. That was only one story from October. As we creep into November, we are

already making new stories with even more fish, and bigger too. The past week has been a good week of fishing. Landing six to 12 fish most days up to 21 Lbs. It’s only going to get better and better. Stay tuned. What are they biting on? Well, it’s been a mixed bag. Usually by now, the fish are all on the surface. However, right now it seems that they are scattered throughout the water column. We have been catching a lot fish down deep still. 75 ft. to 140 ft. seems to be pretty consistent. My favorite lures have been the good old flasher/hoochie or some lyman plugs down deep. There has also been some good feeding frenzies on the surface. But they only seem to last a short period. We have been lucky enough to know when they’re happening, and are prepared with the right gear. Bucktail flies have been producing big fish when the bite is on. My favourites have been the common colors lately. Magic numbers, 210, 215, 228. Both the regular flies and the skull patterns have been working. The water temperature is perfect, so the fishing should just get better and better. Tight lines.... Kerry Reed is the owner of Reel Adventures Charters in Nelson. His column is featured once a month

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Friday, November 23, 2012 Nelson Star


oming from a writer who embraces the strange and sometimes disembodied qualities of society — both real and imagined — it seemed natural that specula-

Why we love our science fiction tive fiction author Margaret Atwood should invent the LongPen, a device that allows authors to sign books and even engage with the adoring public remotely. The device, which

comprises a video screen and a digital writing pad, means being there without really being there. It’s almost like science fiction. Writers of sci fi or spec fiction (which is

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. 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. Pick 3 ….Spend $60…your money goes full circle back into our community. With all the great shops and restaurants in Nelson and area… why stop at 3????

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a little broader in its application of invention — supernatural, superhero, and even steampunk fall into that category) have a tradition of writing a step or two ahead of reality, and yet reflect it, too. George Orwell’s 1984 was chillingly truthful in many ways. Even Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, set in the near future of a theocratic dictatorship, starts with a terrorist attack on the US blamed on Islamic extremists — and this was written in 1985. In Atwood’s novel, the attack was staged, forming a basis for suspension of rights and the imposition of a new world order of oppression (a notion embraced by conspiracy theorists around the September 11 attack). The lines between truth and fiction do become fuzzy. I was a big sci fi reader in my 20s, my hero being Philip K. Dick who — despite having a dearth of female characters in his more than 40 novels — was a brilliant storyteller. He, too, dealt with the more dystopian (and familiar) aspects of society: monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments. The main theme through his works: what is it to be authentically human. That’s one of many themes in Nelson author Kristene Perron’s novel Warpworld, which launches at the Nelson Public Library on Thursday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m. When one world invades another, what was human in one society becomes livestock in another, chillingly reminiscent of human behavior on this world through the ages (think slave trade and holocaust). While it sounds dark, the novel boasts a strong female character (Philip Dick take note) and great moments of hope,

interspersed with edge-of-your-seat action. Perron wrote Warpworld with her Texan writing partner Joshua Simpson. I’d love to know, exactly, who wrote what (where DID the formidable character of Ama come from?), but regardless, that eerie

Why is The Hunger Games — both book and movie — such a phenomenal seller? prescience so much a part of science fiction is there in the novel’s rendering of a world struggling against its own dysfunction and an environment that seeks revenge in the form of violent storms. Hmmm. For more, go to What is it about dystopia that so enthralls us? Why is The Hunger Games — both book and movie — such a phenomenal seller (and always checked out)? Perhaps it’s because it’s safe to examine these scary potentials through fiction — disembodied, like Atwood’s LongPen. And maybe, by examining them, we’ll be better positioned to avoid them. Perron won’t need the LongPen to sign copies the launch of Warpworld, because she’ll be there to read passages and answer questions about all things writerly and dystopian. Simpson, her writing partner, will be in Texas working on the next of this five-book series, and so not bodily available to sign. Maggie, if you’re out there, do you have a pen we could borrow? Anne DeGrace’s column is featured every second week in the Star

Nelson Star Friday, November 23, 2012


Touchstones of Nelson — Greg Scott

Historic barn burns to ground Dateline November 9, 1962


oncern in mounting that South Nelson is being overlooked in the 1963 program of boundary extension sewer work. In the past week a group of the area’s citizens held two meetings with various aldermen. Discussed was the sanitary sewer program and the Uphill situation. The group also tried to seek “definite confirmation” that council will honor the amalgamation promises that sewers will be installed in South Nelson and Upper Fairview in 1963. To date reports emanating from city council show work is proceeding in Upper Fairview as scheduled but little has been done in South Nelson. Aggravating the situation is the rapid deterioration of private sewer systems and septic tanks in the area. Maintenance of private disposal system ceased as owners accepted in good faith the boundary extension promise of sewers in 1963.

Dateline November 13, 1962


he sun broke through cold grey clouds to warm the cenotaph on Vernon Street when more than 300 veterans and citizens gathered to pay tribute to the war dead. A parade of more than 100 including about 50 veterans, plus Legionnaires, Ladies’ Auxiliary, army militia, units of army, navy and air force cadets, plus Royal Canadian Mounted Police and supported by the Kootenay Kilties Pipe Band, left the corner of the Royal Canadian Legion at the corner of Stanley and Victoria Streets and marched to the Cenotaph. A corner guard was represented by men from each of the services and RCMP. A large crowd lined Vernon Street to take part in the service and stand with the veterans during the half-hour ceremony. This may be the last time that the ceremony takes place in its present location as there is a motion before council to sell the Memo-

rial Park to the Hume Hotel for a proposed expansion and move the Cenotaph from the 400 block Vernon Street boulevard to a yet undecided location. At this time, the court house lawn has been suggested.

Hospital last night. The girl was found south of Give Out Creek, about 70 feet east of the road and within 100 yards of the searchers’ canteen area, as twilight slid down the mountainside.

Dateline November 22, 1962

Dateline November 26, 1962


moan from a snowcovered bush concealing the inert form of a 15-year-old girl ended two days of intensive searching by hundreds of volunteers. Heather Kitto, missing since 10:30 p.m. Monday was found lying in the snow near the ski hill, semiconscious and inarticulate. Only tears and moans issued from the lightly clad high school student on discovery. Suffering from shock and exposure after 41 hours in the bush during which the area was pelted with chilling rain, wet snow and below freezing temperatures, she was reported in good condition in Kootenay Lake General


part of Nelson’s history was reduced to ashes Saturday morning. At 11 a.m., contractors ignited the DeJong barn to make way for an ultra-modern vocational school. The barn, built in 1913 by the late Alex Moore was so ruggedly constructed that it took two hours before it collapsed and several hours more before it was completely burned. Originally the farm was the site of Pioneer Dairy, one of Nelson’s oldest dairies. This dairy used to supply the Kootenay Lake steamers with milk. The property, located on Silver King Road, was owned by the late Henry DeJong and the dairy farm shipped milk 23

until this year when they sold the farm to the City. Work has now begun on the vocational school.

Dateline November 30, 1962


epartment of Highways blasting on the treacherous Coffee Creek bluffs should begin in about a week. The three week project will cover approximately two thirds of the narrow strip of graveled road 300 feet above the Kootenay Lake. The bluffs have been unnerving to tourists and are the closest thing the Kootenay has to a roller coaster thrill. The blasting will necessitate removal of City power lines serving Ainsworth and BC Telephone lines, which hand precariously by the roadside. During the blasting period the City will service their Ainsworth customers with a mobile generator. It is believed that the telephone company will use another line that crosses behind or over the bluff.

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John Ward Coffee Handsels Blue Sky BC Wine Guys Kokanee Camera Shoes for the Soul Vogue Camera Vibe Baker St Menswear Habits The Music Store Lucky Cupcakes

Streetclothes Named Desire Kootenai Moon Global Underground L’Infinity Sacred Ride Ted Allen’s Jewellery Kootenay Co-op

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Friday, November 23, 2012 Nelson Star

Busy Weekend on the Police Beat

Police forced to continue to fill in the cracks Nelson Star Staff

The Nelson Police Department reports having been “heavily taxed” with over 60 calls for service over the weekend. “Of note were several calls pertaining to persons within our community apparently suffering from various forms of mental illnesses,” acting Sgt. Brian Weber stated in a press release. “As the agency of last resort, quite often the Nelson Police Department provides service to citizens that have fallen through the cracks in our community.”



While on patrol on Friday night, a constable observed a young adult familiar to him in the downtown core. The man was bound by conditions stemming from a recent arrest from the North Okanagan area, ordered not to consume alcohol and to be inside his home by his court-invoked curfew. The officer made observations that led him to believe the man had indeed consumed alcohol. He was arrested for breaching his North Okanagan release conditions. “Officers often come across members of the public who have been released from custody after they have promised to abide by conditions,” stated Weber. “Some of the common conditions are to refrain from contacting a particular person, to refrain from consuming alcohol or nonprescription drugs or to refrain from possessing weapons.”


Late Friday night, a man attended the front counter of the Nelson Police Department to make an unusual complaint. The man told police he was unlawfully squatting in an abandoned home in Nelson. While he was preparing to bed down for the night, one of the other squatters threatened him with bodily harm. The man failed to explain what took place prior to the threats. The complainant did not know the suspect and was not interested in seeing him arrested, instead he wanted police to protect him while he gathered his belongings and exited. Police attended to the house and stood by while the man gathered his tent and four large bags of belongings. The suspect had


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On Friday evening, officers were summoned to the 7-Eleven store. Inside a teenager had consumed a considerable amount of alcohol and was unable to stand on their own. The person in question told police they had taken a double dose of their medications. After vomiting inside the store, the teenager was moved to the sidewalk. At that point the young person told police they were hearing voices inside their head. Police were concerned about the person’s health and decided to have the teenager examined by a doctor. At Kootenay Lake Hospital, the teen became so agitated that the police had to restrain the per-

son as they were launching off of the treatment bed, attempting to kick police and the attending physician, spitting, yelling, swearing and attempting to run from the hospital. A parent attended the hospital and assisted to calm the teenager. Eventually hospital staff was able to calm the teen. No charges are contemplated from the incident.

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vacated the area and his identity was not established. With the help of Nelson Fire and Rescue the abandoned house was secured. As the complainant had admitted to police that he had been breaking the law by being unlawfully within a dwelling house, police checked him on police computers and learned he was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant from eastern Canada. The NPD are requesting everyone to be vigilant and report suspicious activity in and around vacant homes.


While patrolling the downtown core Saturday night, two officers observed three people panhandling and drinking beer in the 300 block of Baker Street.

The officers became interested in one man when he announced he had no identification on him. As the officers had observed the man violating the BC Liquor Act, he was obliged by law to truthfully identify himself to the officers. What followed was a long a game of cat and mouse in which the man attempted to falsely identify himself. “Although the man was well schooled at the charade of deception, he was not able to convince the wily officers,” stated Weber. “The man was warned that if he failed to accurately identify himself he would be arrested for obstructing a police officer. The man continued to insist that the name he gave police was accurate. The man was then arrested for obstruction.” After another round of questioning by officers at the station, the man admitted he had been lying to the officers and divulged his true identity. Police said the man was lying because he was unlawfully at large from a federal institution. He was serving a six-year sentence for multiple armed robberies. The man was arrested for being unlawfully at large and on a Canada-wide warrant. The matter of obstructing the officers of the Nelson Police Department is still under investigation. The man was held in custody and returned to Corrections Canada.

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The Nelson Unity Centre of the Kootenays is creating a community of heartcentredness in a atmosphere of peace, love and harmony through prayer, song, and guided meditation for a shared connection to God Consciousness. The four basic concepts that make up the Unity belief are as follows:

Be a winner. Donate a smoke alarm and be entered in for NOVEMBER’s prize of a 1 day lift ticket at Whitewater Ski Resort! Here’s how it works: 1) Purchase a new smoke alarm from a local retailer (some have reduced pricing for residential smoke alarms) 2) Drop off the new alarm at the Nelson Star Office (514 Hall Street) anytime from Monday – Friday between 8:30am & 5:00pm 3) Your name is automatically entered in our Monthly Draw for great prizes!

Bring in any non-perishable food item or toy for the local food banks and receive a FREE 3 line classified ad to run once in the Nelson Star. Must be an individual, not business advertising. Some restrictions apply.

Our speakers at the Unity Centre bring spiritual awareness and guidance on topics relevant to this time of change and transition in our communities and on our planet. Topics may included ideas relating to Unity Publications. A course in Miracles, Science of Mind, Oneness, Spiritual Awakening, Remembering the Truth, Religion and Spiritual Concepts. The local Unity group in Nelson is called, The Unity Centre of the Kootenays, gatherings are held at 11:00 am each Sunday in Broader Horizon Building in Nelson. You are invited to join us for a potluck lunch once per month on the first Sunday of each month. Location: Broader Horizons Building 905 Gordon Road, Nelson Entrance to the Unity Centre Gathering is at the rear of the building

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Library and hospice get the ear of city council SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

A pair of local organizations appeared before Nelson city council Monday night to offer an update on their operations over the past year.

Nelson Public Library

Chief librarian June Stockdale and library board chair Dianne Harke said the library is taking a new approach to fundraising. The library partnered with local businesses to create a new line of library-theme merchandise. Oso Negro roasted a special batch of “Read All Night” cof-

fee beans, Nelson Chocofellar provided chocolate bars with book-theme names, the Kootenay Co-op donated cookbooks and several artists donated images of their work to appear on bookmarks. The items will be on sale at the library until Christmas, and proceeds will be used to expand that library’s collections. “The library is serving more people, since the regional districts [Areas F and H] bought into our services, and our collections are taking a beating,” Harke said. “With more people borrowing items, the normal wear and tear happens a lot faster.”

Each month an average of 11,000 people visit the library, including 2,000 who come in to use the public computers. Some 20,000 items are checked out each month and 450 e-books downloaded. This year the library spent $12,500 upgrading its catalogue software to come in line with the rest of the province. Other major purchases include a $7,000 security gate and a self check system, which was bought used for $700 (new models go for about $15,000). The library also expanded its hours this year and now stays open until 8 p.m. on Mondays

Best Christmas Display * Business * Tell us which store you think has the best Christmas display in Nelson. You can nominate a business by sending an email to or by calling the office at 250-352-1890 and letting us know why you think this business deserves to be chosen. This is open to all Nelson businesses and the prize will be $500 worth of advertising in the Nelson Star. Decorate your store front by November 30th! Deadline for nomination is Dec. 14. A small panel of judges will make the final decision.

and 6 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, adding an extra hour of service each day.

Nelson and District Hospice Society

Hospice Society board member Colleen Driscoll said her organization plans to merge with the Kalein Hospice House society in the new year. The organization, which receives funding from Interior Health, has provided emotional support to people going through the stages of dying, death and bereavement for the past 25 years. Driscoll hopes partnering with Kalein will allow them to

receive training to eventually provide physical support as well. In the past year, 35 Nelson Hospice members have put in 1,500 volunteer hours and have visited 196 clients. They also host workshops and offer the Tree of Remembrance at the Chahko Mika Mall. “We’ve been busy; our services are in huge demand,” Driscoll said. This year Kaslo separated from the Hospice Society, choosing to start a separate organization for North Kootenay Lake. The Nelson and District society still serves the East Shore and south to Slocan City.

Best Christmas Display * Residential * Tell us which house in the Nelson area has the best Christmas Display. They will win dinner for two at the restaurant of their choice. You can nominate a neighbour or anyone for that matter. All we need is a residential address and our panel of judges will go around one evening in mid December to do the judging. If you want to nominate someone please send their street address to or by calling our office at 250-352-1890 with a brief description of why you think they should win. Deadline to enter is Dec. 14.

Winners will be announced in the newspaper on Dec 21. You don’t have to be nominated to win, however, if you want to ensure the judges don’t miss your business or house, please let us know so that we make sure it is on our list.


Leadership Principles That Work - 4 Pastor Jim Reimer–Kootenay Christian Fellowship WHAT IS A LEADER?

mentioned, you are a leader. The point I am making today is that we are all influenced by others and influencing someone. The strength of that influence will determine the effectiveness of one’s leadership. To be an effective leader, or dad, mom, supervisor, neighbor, friend, co-worker, one must then, evaluate who and what is influencing you. Here are some check points.

Are you a leader? If the answer is no, think again. Leaders are simply influencers in various degrees for good or bad. Everyone is a leader at some level. During my adolescent years, I was influenced in a negative way by one young man. No one characterized him as a leader, but he certainly led (or influenced) me down a wrong path. Every dad is a leader, mom is a leader, the older brother, the student in the next grade, the neighbor down the street, your co-worker, your friend, your immediate supervisor, the politician on a local or national stages; they are all leaders. If you are anyone of the before

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


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

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

Are you reading?

Someone said, leaders are readers and readers are leaders. Reading will stimulate your mind to new ideas and thoughts. Have you a mentor?

No matter what stage in life you are in, mentorship – receiving and giving – is essential for personal growth and influencing others. Decide what kind of Dad or Mom you want to be, what kind of boss or employee you want to be, what kind of student or athlete; then find someone one who emulates your personal goals and desires; and invite that A Friendly Bible person to be involved Centre Church in your life. I have mentors at different levels. I have personal Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am mentors that are near. I have mentors from afar, who influence 623 Gordon Rd. Nelson BC V1L 5X6 me by their literature Phone 250-352-9322 • Pastor Rev. Ken H. Keber and lectures. Mentors don’t just have to be Refreshments are served after the service (Affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada) present; they can be historical individuals as well.

“A Better Way”

Unity Centre of the Kootenays starts at 11am

We welcome Dale Jukes from Vernon, who will speak on the topic “Stepping Into Action”

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

Anglican Church of Canada St. Saviour's ProCathedral

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

Sunday @ 10:30AM Central School Gym

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

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

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

Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows 250 551 4986

601 Vernon Street (Middle Level)


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

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

MINISTER David Boyd “Why Do We Come to Church?” Sunday School (Ages 4 and up) Nursery Room Available 602 Silica Street, Nelson BC V1L 4N1 Ph: 250.352.2822 •

The greatest influencer in my life and who I look to for guidance is Jesus Christ. Years ago I responded to a spiritual call to be a “follower of Jesus”. I responded to that call and Jesus has been influencing me ever since. I have found that the more I yield to the influence of Jesus the better leader I become for my family, my workplace, and my community.

You don’t have to be a world changer to be a leader, think about how you are affecting just one life – the one next to you. If you feel it is less than positive, there is good news. Leadership is about making a change. And change is possible through the person and influence of Jesus. If you would like to know more about how Jesus can make a difference in your life, contact me at pastorjim@kcfoffice. com

Friday, November 23, 2012 Nelson Star


End Child Poverty Month

Teachers taking action on poverty SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

It is not a secret that British Columbia has the highest child poverty rate in Canada, and has had for the past eight years. Teachers in classrooms across the province witness such poverty and deal with the effects on a daily basis. November has been declared End Child Poverty Month by the British Columbia Teachers Federation and is a focus of awareness for teachers and students alike. In 2009, there were 137,000 children living in poverty in BC. It is estimated that there are 90,000 school aged (5+) BC children living in poverty. Almost 25 per cent of children living with a female lone parent and 15 per cent of children living in a two-parent family are living below the poverty line. Over half live in families where one person has a full time job, otherwise known as the working poor. Children of families with at least one member who is aboriginal, a recent immigrant, or has a disability are at an even greater risk of poverty. It is documented that children living in poverty start school with many disadvantages. Children living in poverty are twice as likely to repeat a grade, be suspended from school, or drop out entirely. They are 1.3 times as likely to have a developmental delay, learning disability, or to require special education services. Children in poverty are more likely to struggle emotionally and behaviorally. Chronic hunger is an ongoing disadvantage. Teachers play a critical role in helping children experience success at school and in their personal lives. That is why this month, educators are educating themselves about poverty in order to understand families and children living in poverty. Poverty is an urgent issue — children are only young once. Teachers are also raising awareness in their local communities by faceto-face contact, and by virtual social networks. Both the federal and provincial governments have programs that help reduce the extent of poverty, but even with all that, too many families struggle with issues of poverty. Educators are asking of themselves and others: so what needs to happen? The rest of Canada has started to address poverty by creating provincial and territorial poverty reduction plans. BC and Saskatchewan are the only provinces left who do not have a poverty reduction in place. Educators are working to encourage the BC government and all political parties to adopt a plan as soon as possible. We all pay for poverty. It is consistently linked to poorer health, higher justice system costs, increased demands on social and community services, increased stress on family members, and as mentioned, diminished school success. A poverty reduction plan will have legislated targets and timelines to ensure accountability from government. It will focus on high-quality childcare, affordable housing, and living wages for everyone. Ongoing consultation with communities is key. For more information, go to these online resources:, The Cost of Eating in BC Report Card, The Cost of Poverty in BC July 2011, and the 2012 Child Poverty Report Card issued through the First Call organization.

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN FIBERcurrently seeking timber/land purchase, standing timber, timber harvesting & purchasing opportunities (all species, including Douglas Fir) in the Golden, Radium Hot Springs, Invermere and Cranbrook/Kimberly areas (Rocky Mountain and surrounding forest districts). Please contact 250-688-1651 or email: for details.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN FIBERcurrently seeks logging contractors for stump-to-dump and phase logging/road building in the Kootenays. Various contract opportunities exist in the Golden, Radium Hot Springs, Invermere and Cranbrook/Kimberly areas (Rocky Mountain and surrounding forest districts). Please contact 250-688-1651 or email: for details.





Christmas Corner

ST. JOSEPH School Christmas Tree sales begin Sat, November 24 at Andex Rentals. Hours will be 10am - 4pm, every Saturday & Sunday until December 16. $25 each.

Craft Fairs 2012 Kootenay Artisan Fair at the Prestige Lakeside Resort, High-end Vendors & Live Music Friday Dec 7th 12-9, Saturday Dec 8th 10-6 & Sunday Dec 9th 10-5. Find us on Facebook for a sneak peak of vendors. West Kootenay EcoSociety presents Winter Craft Fair Dec 1st 10am - 4pm Central School Gym, 811 Stanley St, Nelson for more info

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Mik Zalai of Nelson passed away suddenly. Miklos Prayers P Pra ra will be recited on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm from the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate and continue with Mass of Christian Burial with Father Jim Ratcliffe as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery. On line condolences may be expressed at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

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

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Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: Coins for Christmas Got Pennies? Help me to turn rolls of coins into real food. For the 3rd year in a row, all the coins collected will be used to help provide a variety of nutritious food in the Christmas Hampers given out by the Nelson Food Cupboard. I will pick up your coins... you don’t even have to roll them. Call Chantelle at 505-0103. Or... you can drop your coins at the Nelson Food Cupboard during their open hours. They are located in the lower hall of the United Church at 602 Silica St. They are open on Mon & Wed from 9-1

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The link to your community

Frances Catherine Horan (nee Campbell)

After 90 years of a life that touched the hearts of many, Fran peacefully left us for greener pastures on November 15, 2012, after a brief illness. Surrounded by loving family, her last wish was to give her love to her family and all her dear friends, many from Nelson where Fran lived for almost 75 years. She leaves behind her two children, Patrick (Paddy) Jr. (Susan), Mary (Ed), granddaughter Michelle (Rob), grandchildren Sean, Katherine, Robert and Marie, great-grandsons Joshua and Cameron and many nieces and nephews, who she so enjoyed over the years. We will all miss her effusive, affectionate nature, shining intelligence and goofy jokes! Born in Nelson on December 16, 1921, Fran grew up in Willow Point, on an apple orchard across from Kootenay Lake. She left to join the Royal Canadian Armed Forces and after the war, completed her teaching degree at UBC. She met her husband, Paddy, a twinkly-eyed, hard-working Irishman, in Prince Edward Island but the Kootenays beckoned to Fran. Paddy, of course, fell in love with Nelson where they happily settled in 1958 to raise their family. Fran taught in local schools until she and Paddy built and operated the Willow Bay Motel until their retirement. Just this year, Fran moved to Vernon, BC, to be near her daughter and her family, where she enjoyed a beautiful Okanagan summer and fall. Fran lived by her motto: “God put us on this earth to make it a better place.” As a woman who “walked the talk”, she put her incredible drive and energy into serving many organizations in her beloved community including the Selkirk College Board, David Thompson University Society, St. Andrew’s Anglican Church and the Canadian Cancer Society. In recognition of her tireless volunteer work, Fran was honored as Nelson’s Citizen of the Year in 1994, which she accepted with great appreciation and a firm determination to carry on helping her fellow man until she left this earth, which she did. Fran’s family has been deeply touched by the outpouring of loving tributes to their mother, grandmother and aunt from so many who knew her professionally and personally. We knew how special she was; little did we dream how many others knew it, too. To all of you who contacted us with fond memories and condolences, thank you so much. Fran had a loving God in her life, whom she shared with her special extended family in Nelson. For you, she would like to close with this, her most loved prayer: God, grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The Courage to change the things I can, And the Wisdom to know the difference. Thy will, not mine, be done. A service will be held for Fran in Willow Point in the spring. Donations on her behalf may be made the Canadian Cancer Society or the local SPCA.

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.

Career Opportunities

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

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:

Live in Caretaker position As a live in caretaker you will be responsible for the general maintenance in a non profit affordable housing building. This will include the light upkeep and day to day maintenance tasks around the building. It will have a paid night security component and you will be expected to respond to emergency situations. A minimum of 3 years cleaning and maintenance experience plus the ability to lift 25kg if needed. Resumes should be submitted no later than noon on Friday, December 14th, 2012 to: Klee Hunter, Manager, Affordable and Emergency Housing 521 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4E9 Ph: 250-352-2851 Email:

Heavy Duty Mechanic Wanted Yellowhead Road & Bridge (Kootenay) Ltd. is looking for a Mechanic for our New Denver facility. Applicants should hold a valid TQ for Heavy Duty or Commercial Transport and a Motor Vehicle Inspectors Licence. Resume can be faxed to 250 352-2172 North Valley Gymnastics Society is seeking • Certified Full or Part-Time Gymnastics Coaches • Full or part-time Manager for our new gym (prefer certified coach). Please email your resume to: FAX it to: 1 250 545 4793 or CALL: 1 250 545 0516 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: 780725-4430


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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Limited Release for Christmas - West Kootenay Boundary Country regional pictorial map poster by renowned artist Jean Louis Rheault. $25 + HST. Available at the Nelson, Trail & Castlegar Visitor Centres & Gallery 2 in Grand Forks Nonagenarian disposing a multitude of cherished items, antique and modern. China Cabinet $80, barley corn folding table $175, trunk $50, record player, records, sewing machine, collection of razors, sharpening stuff, lighters, old cameras, postcards, pliers, timekeepers, wartime, medical bandages, 2 speakers, home and shop tools, 306 rifle with scope & case, deepwell pump, pop boxes, damaged motorcycle, big roll of single strand wire, fireproof shingles, antique farm implements & 8N Tractors, stump puller, ploughs, discs, harrow mower, rake, heavy roller, cultivator etc. etc. etc. acreage, house in Nelson 505-5200

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School District #8 requires casual Computer Technicians for the Nelson area. The successful applicants will be required to join the CUPE Local 748 Union and have a Criminal Records Check.

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Desired training and experience: • Completion of a two (2) year post secondary technical diploma, recognized industry certification or equivalent combination of training and experience working in the information technology field. • Significant experience in current Microsoft server and workstation operating systems; network design and components; and supporting a variety of technology devices, including tablets, netbooks, workstations, smartphones, among others • Microsoft Certification (MCSE) preferred • Windows based software including spreadsheets, word processing, database, etc. • Minimum 3 years’ experience • Electronic experience would be an asset • Driver’s license Please submit your application with an updated resume and three (3) supervisory references, to the undersigned by 4:00 P.M., Friday, November 23, 2012.

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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent BRIGHT, QUIET 1 bdrm, downtown Nelson, N/S N/P $750 incls heat,avail Dec 1st 352-9765 NELSON Uphill: 2bdrm apt at Granite Manor, 104 Morgan St 55+, NS/NP, avail Dec1 st $900/m heat/cable incl. 250-352-2072

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HOUSE rental needed for Dec 27 - Jan 1: Family of 5 is looking for a house to rent or house sit so that we can come and visit friends and family during the holidays. Contact: 250-354-1230 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


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Homes for Rent 3 bdrm home close to town N/S No Dogs 352-5991 3-bdrm townhouse, 1-1/2 baths, unfurnished, W/D, F/S, gas fireplace, clean & roomy, Rosemont, avail now. N/S, N/P. $1050/m ref req’d 250 505-5460 EXECUTIVE 4 BDR, 3 bath family home with large yard for rent in Genelle. $1,200/mth + utilities. F/S, W/D, non-smokers, references required. Aval. Jan. 1st. Call 250-687-0135. NELSON- (in town) 3 bdrm house. $1500 includes heat, electric. 2 bath, deck, view. New carpet, paint, appls. Shared laundry. NP/NS. 1 year lease. Call 250-352-7025 or 250-551-9024. Pass Creek 2 Bdrm House Avail Dec 1st 250-365-4857 or 304-1711

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1995 CHEV S10 BLAZER: 4dr, 4x4, excellent condition inside and out, 214,000kms, well-maintained, extra set of tires, all records, $3000. 250352-6250 2005 Toyota Tacoma Quad Cab, mint, only 118,000 km incl summer & winter wheels & tires, 6 speed manual trans, $19,900 OBO contact Ross @ 354-3384

Shared Accommodation 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 Uphill: Room in house suitable for student N/S $400/m 250 551-0242

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Kootenay Residents Continue to Help in Haiti

The importance of water Access to safe water remains a huge issue in Haiti.

DAVID PUTT Special to the Nelson Star

What’s happening in Haiti post earthquake? What became of money raised in the Kootenays to help Haitians? In 2010 Rik Valentine and Deb Borsos of Argenta took the initiative to raise $50,000 from donors in the West Kootenay. The money was channelled through the Argenta Society of Friends (Quakers) who provided oversight for the funds raised. In 2011 the Argenta Friends partnered with Pure Water for the World, a US development NGO, which built biosand water filters in Haiti for distribution to schools. Half of Haitians do not have a clean water source, 80 per cent do not have sanitation facilities. In Port Au Prince, more than half of the 2.5 million population spend five to 10 per cent of their less than $2 per day income on purchases of expensive water from tanker trucks, by the bucket and often contaminated. If water cost us as much as it does poor Haitians the typical Nelson household water bill would be $4,500 per year. The annual rainfall in Port Au Prince is almost as much as in Vancouver. Valentine and I spent three months in early 2011 organizing a pilot rainwater collection project in schools in Cite Soleil, a Port au Prince shantytown that depends on trucked water. We trained a Haitian crew of three to build systems to collect rainwater, from rickety tin roofs to substantial concrete roofs, using Haitian materials and tanks. Every school was a challenge but the crew did an excellent job completing installations at 18 schools by November 2011 for a cost of $24,000 US. In most schools the rainwater is filtered through small biosand filters supplied by Pure Water. Collection systems were also installed at a further 15 schools in a project funded by a large international NGO. In April 2012 one of the Haitian crew and I made unannounced visits to 16 of the original 18 schools. We wondered whether some of

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the tanks might have been sold. On the used market the rain collection hardware might fetch as much as $600, more than a teacher’s annual salary, and in Haiti there are multiple crises in everyone’s lives — hunger, injury, sickness — that would tempt such sales. We were pleased to see that all except one system was in use and even there the hardware was to be reinstalled on a revamped building. The school staffs were very appreciative of the rainwater source. The largest school saves almost $100 per month in water costs, enough for two teachers’ salaries. Five thousand six hundred students are now served with clean water in the 18 schools. Unfortunately, Pure Water for the World’s accounting and reporting on the rainwater project was less than adequate. So the Argenta meeting decided to allot the remaining funds (about $25,000) to a development group called SOIL which has an excellent reputation developing sanitation projects in Haiti. SOIL installs toilets in Cite Soleil and Cape Haitien, Haiti’s second largest city, both areas hard hit by the recent cholera epidemic that has killed 7,500 people. The funds were used this year

to pay residents in Cape to maintain public latrines coupled in some cases with public showers. Most people in these communities don’t have the luxury of a shower ­— they use buckets of expensive water to wash down. SOIL also used the funds to build two children’s latrines and a central composting facility. The latrine waste is trucked to the facility and high quality, pathogen-free compost is produced. This is an important resource in a country where soil fertility has been badly depleted. In many of Haiti’s urban slums, people, at least those a bit up off the bottom, have self organized to build neighbourhood latrines. When the latrines are full residents pay a substantial fee to a latrine cleaner (bayakou) to come, in the night, to dig out the crap and wheelbarrow it to the nearest canal or vacant space. SOIL is organizing bayakous to collect latrine waste for composting in what is planned to be a self funding project that will greatly improve sanitation levels. Donations from the Kootenays for the latrine/composting and rainwater projects have made a tangible and lasting difference in Haiti.

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Alissa Nauman (left), visiting instructor of anthropology from Hamilton College, with a student on the dig in the Slocan Valley this past summer. submitted photo SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Offering evidence of a First Nation community dating back to 1000 B.C., a site located at Slocan Narrows near Lemon Creek has been the focus of intense archeological research for more than a decade. For the last four years it has also served as the location for an innovative archeological field school. Co-directed by Hamilton College assistant professor of anthropology Nathan Goodale, the program is located at what is known as the Slocan Narrows Pithouse Village. Dr. Goodale has been bringing students to his archaeology field school since 2009. He has received support in his work from Hamilton College, the Slocan Valley Heritage Trails Society, Columbia Basin Trust, local Sinixt people, and Selkirk College. In the summer of 2011, two students from Selkirk College’s University Arts and Sciences program participated in the field school, receiving outstanding training in archaeological excavation techniques, ethnography, linguistics, and oral traditions of the interior Pacific Northwest and Upper Columbia River drainage. Work at the Slocan Narrows will continue in the summer of 2013 as Dr. Goodale and the rest of his team from Hamilton College will again be offering

his archaeology field school. Dr. Goodale said it is an opportunity to learn state-of-theart archaeological techniques in an outdoor classroom on an operating field research project and to “contribute to tracking the prehistoric life ways of First Nations people in the Upper Columbia River drainage.” Dr. Goodale holds a PhD in anthropology from Washington State University and specializes in the prehistory of the Upper Columbia. Hamilton College, an independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential institution, is one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy and chartered in 1812 as the third oldest college in New York State, Hamilton is today comprised of approximately 1,820 students from nearly all 50 states and approximately 40 countries. In the summer of 2013, three Selkirk College University Arts and Sciences program students will have the opportunity to be part of this university-transferable field school. These students, along with their Hamilton College colleagues, will gain valuable archaeological experience while earning credits towards a university degree. The experience will offer them preparation for future archaeological field work. “Through the partnership

with Hamilton College, anthropology students at Selkirk College can now participate in a rare opportunity to receive outstanding training in prehistoric archaeology from a college where the vast majority of our students would not have an opportunity to attend otherwise,” said Selkirk College anthropology instructor Lori Barkley. “For the Hamilton College students, they get to experience this amazing place that we call home, from the perspective of students who live here. The students are contributing to important archaeological research about the area’s indigenous inhabitants and make some great connections along the way. It is a win-win for Selkirk College students.” Those community members with an interest in this dig or archaeology in general will be pleased to know there will once again be a public archaeology day near the end of the 2013 field season. Students and the field school team will provide a comprehensive tour of the site, providing a rare opportunity for an insider look at the important archaeological work being conducted right here in the Slocan Valley. Selkirk invites students with the appropriate educational background and interests to contact Lori Barkley at for more information.

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Businesses Reach Out to L.V. Rogers Special Needs Students

Experience that goes both ways and Adventures in the alley above Baker Street has provided work for a special needs student who likes to walk dogs. The Nelson Star provides ongoing employment in the form of paper routes as well as paper shredding jobs for several students.

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Some Nelson businesses are exceptionally supportive of L.V. Rogers students with disabilities who are looking for work experience placements. The local high school places special needs teens in settings where they can learn work skills and social skills for meeting the public. They are always accompanied by a job coach who makes sure the job is done well. Edo Japan in the Chahko Mika Mall is one business which is welcoming these students. Students learn to wipe tables and trays and keep the trash station tidy. Already the customers are reacting favourably and offering small tips when a student is especially helpful. Walmart currently has one special needs student in training as a greeter, and other greeters provide invaluable modeling about how to be friendly and helpful to customers as they

The Pennywise paper also provides ongoing employment where special needs students deliver their paper to local businesses in the Nelson area. Nelson CARES Society has invited LVR special students to shred their unwanted documents.

If you have a job that you think is suitable for these teens, please call LVR at 250-354-5411. Payment of students is not necessary, but if the student becomes able to work independently at some point, payment is a fair exchange for their services.

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Walmart is one of the local businesses where students are gaining work experience.

enter the store. SHARE Nelson on Lakeside Drive offers payment in Share bucks to the special needs student who does janitorial work in the store once a week. Nelson and District Community Complex is supporting an LVR special needs student who washes windows once a week there. Suzanne’s in the Chahko Mika Mall found a job for a student with special needs who bundles hangers and hangs scarves. All Play Pet Care

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KAAP AGM (Annual General Meeting) is being held this year on Saturday December 1st, 1 pm, at the Nelson CARES Society office, 521 Vernon Street in Nelson BC. For more information please call Daryl at 250-551-1053. Everyone welcome. Be part of a community that is supporting a more humane approach to our animals. Donate just $5 a month to KAAP and become an honorary member of our Rescue Team. Details at Join today!


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Members of the city and the Cultural Development Committee gathered this week beside the new sign at the west end of Baker Street. (L-R) Councillor Donna Macdonald, cultural development officer Joy Barrett, Councillor Bob Adams, Councillor Robin Cherbo and Artman Signs owner Brian McLachlan celebrated the new feature. SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

The City of Nelson and its Cultural Development Committee recently announced the completion of the new sign signalling Nelson’s Railtown district. The sign was constructed by Brian McLachlan of Artman Signs with graphic work by Nichola Lyttle. McLachlan utilized steel-cut letters and roofing in keeping with the industrial nature of the area. The bell incorporated within the sign is an original diesel bell, donated by Canadian Pacific specifically for this project. The historical photos and text were sourced by Shawn Lamb and the Touchstones Ar-

chives, and detail the history of the area, from early First Nations fishing to Chinese market gardens to BC’s first hydroelectric power plant. The sign is a further step in implementing the City’s Downtown and Waterfront Master Plan, which recognizes the historical importance of the railroad in Nelson by renaming the lower Baker Street area Railtown. The Railtown district is expected to grow in significance in the coming years, showcasing the restored CP Stationhouse which will house, amongst other uses, a regional visitor gateway and business welcome centre. The text on the sign reads: “Railtown is named to recognize the CPR’s continu-

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ous presence in Nelson since 1891. First Nations had used this area for fishing and root gathering, and early miners worked Cottonwood Creek for gold. Later the Chinese community created market gardens on the flats to help feed Nelson. Industrial development followed, including BC’s first hydroelectric power plant, a coal gas manufacturing plant and Pat Burns’ slaughterhouse. Over time a government fish hatchery, the Rod and Gun Club, the Norman Stibbs Airfield and the City works complex were established. Today Railtown hosts a variety of homes and businesses, as well as a public market and Japanese-Canadian friendship garden in Cottonwood Falls Park.”

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rowing up surrounded by music in Ecuador, Soniko Waira knew from an early age that he wanted to be a musician.

"My parents told me to find a different career," Waira recalls. "My mom wanted me to be an accountant." But there was no stopping him. Waira picked up a guitar for the first time at age 13 and was performing for audiences a year later. In his youth he was in a hip hop band. Then he and his friends played Metallica-inspired rock music. Eventually he gave up on trying to organize bandmates and started his own solo project. He released two CDs of electronic music that received some radio play in Ecuador. Then he met a woman from the Kootenays and everything changed. He moved to Nelson in 2005 and, not long after, his son was born. For years, Waira's music took the back burner to raising a child, improving his English and finding his way in a country and culture vastly difference from what he was used to. But this year he was determined to get back into his musical groove. He recorded a new CD — his first since coming to Canada — and is having a launch party for it this Tuesday at The Royal. "Half the songs are tradition folk songs from the Andes where I grew up, and half are my originals," Waira said. He describes his new sound as "Ancestral psychedelic folk." He recorded the CD solo playing all the instruments — guitar, hand drums, shakers and flute —and singing mostly in Spanish. The CD is all acoustic with minimal production. "I wanted to record the songs the same way they sound live," Waira said.

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So my last week was filled with music again. It all started at The Royal on Wednesday where we had a good showing of talent. Then on Thursday the Dam Inn presented it’s 456th open stage, this is where my experience of the West Kootenays all began. Friday I hosted the Open Stage at the Balfour Beach Inn in Balfour. This is a lovely spot right on the west arm of the Kootenay Lake, the Inn is situated on Busk Road right behind the ferry terminal. Heather Ives was at The Royal this week and gave a classical piano set that set us up for a great evening. Bill Waikin who hosts a country music radio show on Co-op Radio every Sunday at 5 p.m., then gathered up a few musicians and sang a few classic country songs. Soniko was there and gave a Editor: Sam Van Schie

set of his Spanish originals. I always love the Dam Inn they gave me my foot in the door so to speak and have made the community so comfortable to participate. John From St. John who now resides in Castlegar played a set with Bex and Susan as his rhythm section. Mike Hepnar from Shore Acres presented his newest original piece which will soon be available at  The Balfour Beach Inn was the last place of the week where I was honored to host an Open Stage. David Mitchill and John MacNab aka Rupart and Horace Funny Hat where there and made it easy to provide a night of great entertainment. The community that supports these events is wonderful and if you would like to come and enjoy or participate please check our schedule at

For the CD launch, Waira will be joined on stage by two friends, one playing guitar and the other on drums. Opening the show is Nelson singer-songwriter Morien Jones. Check it out Tuesday, November 27, 8 p.m. at the Royal in Nelson. Cover is free. CDs will be sold for $11.11 (a number that some believe signals a spirit presence).


From the funkafied west coast of Canada, Stickybuds has been making his mark on music all over the globe, captivating fans on tours in Brazil, UK, Hungary, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. His work ethic and passion have also earned him a residency at Canada’s Shambhala Music Festival from 2005 to 2012). With 18 releases under his belt on esteemed labels like Goodgroove Records, Jungle Cakes, Bombastic Jam, Fort Knox Recordings and recent Ghetto Funk EP release, he brings to the table his unique mix of funk breaks, hip hop, reggae, drum and bass and big basslines. His tracks have received global play from his heroes like Featurecast, A.Skillz and Fort Knox Five, while frequently hitting number one on best seller charts like the well respected Juno Records store. Passion for sound design and music has also earned Tyler a role as a teacher at the Center of Arts and Technology (Kelowna, BC) where he helps sculpt the producers of tomorrow. He can also be found teaching his production workshops on the road building a network of like-minded individuals and spreading his passion for music. With the success of his Ghetto Funk EP and Jungle Cakes release Guaranteed not to mention an unforgettable set at the Fractal Forest at Shambhala 2011, expect even bigger things to come from the forward thinking and all around nice guy Stickybuds. Stickybuds plays Spiritbar Friday, November 30. Ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel. Doors open at 10 p.m. And he invented Whalestep. Check out for more!

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ondon’s favourite fictional detective will come to life on the Capitol stage in Nelson’s 25th annual Christmas pantomime opening Thursday. Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of Buskerville, written and directed by Laurie Jarvis, features a cast of more than 40 volunteer actors of all ages. Donning the detective’s cap is panto veteran Bruce Ormond, who has been in about 15 pantomimes dating back to 1987, the year the local tradition started. His mother was director of the city’s first panto, Cinderladen (a combination of Cinderella and Aladdin), in which he played the prince. Last year he was Tom Cobbler in The Elves and the Shoemaker. This year he returns to the spotlight as Sherlock Holmes. Though he holds the lead role, Ormond says everyone contributes a lot to the show. “It’s a group effort and there’s total commitment from everyone involved,” Ormond says. “Even people you don’t see on stage — the people sweeping the stage or controlling the lights — we need everybody to make the show possible.”

The lead actors have been rehearsing their parts twice a week since September, while chorus members are in rehearsals once per week. Much of the cast is made of parent-child duos. It’s required that any child under the age of 13 also have a parent in the production. Ormond’s kids joined him in pantomimes a couple times when they were younger, though most years he’s been solo. Still, he thinks young actors bring a lot of character to the show. “For many of them, it’s their first time being involved with a community effort like this,” he says. “Often this is what gives the bug for community theatre, or community participation in general.” Co-starring in the show as Dr. Watson is Dustin Cantwell, who has four pantomimes under his belt. “I do one about every five years, when there’s a theme I like,” Cantwell explains. He’s a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes, and British humour in general. He went into rehearsals gunning for the role of the detective’s trusted assistant. “It’s a lot of fun to take someone so serious, like Sherlock Holmes, and spend the whole show making fun of him,” Cantwell says. He’s looking forward to getting the show in front of an au-

dience. “This is really the Corvette of pantos; it’s a quicker, snappier version of this style of theatre” Cantwell says. “It’s really funny all the way through.” Holmes and Watson don’t solve the crimes alone. They have the help of their hound dog Baskerville, played by pantomime rookie Eli Geddis. A newcomer to Nelson, Geddis said he auditioned for the part because he wanted a way to get to know more people in the community. “I haven’t been in a play since high school, but I’ve always loved dressing up and performing,” says the 25 year old, whose character has surprising crime solving ability given that he only speaks in woofs and howls. “It’s been amazing to be a part of this volunteer effort to support something so essential in the community.” The pantomime is a fundraiser for the Capitol Theatre that helps fund its year-round operation. Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of Buskerville runs November 29, 30 and December 1 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees on December 1 and 2 at 2 p .m. Tickets are $25 for adult, $10 for student and senior, and $45 for a family of four. Buy  online at or phone 250-352-2293.

Did you know the American bullfrog arrived in British Columbia to supply a frog leg industry that never took off? Or that approximately 200 million European starlings in North America are here thanks to a Shakespeare fan? Aliens Among Us is a travelling Royal BC Museum exhibition on British Columbia’s invasive species. The exhibition runs from December 1 to February 24 at Touchstones Nelson and invites visitors to interact with some of the province’s best-known and least-loved invasive species. “There are over 4,000 alien species in the province and that number grows each year,” says Gavin Hanke, curator of vertebrate zoology at the Royal BC Museum. “Some of these aliens are invasive – they spread quickly, threaten native wildlife and are hard to control.” American bullfrogs, Scotch broom, Smallmouth bass and Purple loosestrife are just a few of the species featured in Aliens Among Us. The exhibition tells the stories of how the invasive species arrived in the province, what individuals can do to protect their communities and how these aliens fit in — or don’t fit in — with their environments. “There’s much to learn about

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the effect that invasive species have on biodiversity, and this exhibit lets you have a little fun doing it,” says Touchstones Nelson curator Rod Taylor. “Not only is the subject very topical, but we’re really excited to present an exhibit of this calibre from such a renowned institution like the Royal BC Museum.” A companion website and a mobile application have been created to accompany Aliens Among Us. Both allow visitors to track species using Google Maps. Visitors can upload the location of an alien sighting, images and field notes. You can access the web and mobile app at The exhibit opening reception is scheduled for Friday, November 30, 7 to 9 p.m. and an Aliens Family Fun Day is scheduled for Saturday, December 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. For info call 250-352-9813.


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An Inconvenient Elephant by Judy Reene Singer is my chosen book this week. This is a story about a woman, plus all her friends and other connections, who loves animals and sets about saving ones that need saving. I found this to be a sweet little book that was both heartwarming and had a few sad moments. Not sad in a depressing way, just in a figuring out life kind of way. The characters in this novel are quite entertaining and wacky. They all seemed to have fun little quirks that you come to enjoy throughout the book. It is an easy read that keeps

drawing you back to find out the conclusion of the story. It even could of gone on longer without feeling like it was time to end. This isn’t the best written book I have ever read, but definitely a nice book for curling up with a cup of tea and blanket on a wet rainy day.


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103.5 The Bridge Afternoon Drive Host Neil Sedaka once sang “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do,” which isn’t a lie. Sure, when you break up with somebody you miss a lot about them. Their scent (yeah, it’s creepy but you know what I’m saying), their laugh, even something stupid like their love for shark week. But the absolute worst thing about breaking up is when you lose music to the relationship. You show them an awesome band/album, and then eventually that band/album manages to sum up your relationship with that person. Don’t you hate that? But as the saying goes, “time heals all wounds” and it works in this situation too. You’ll eventually regain those songs back in your repertoire, allowing you to look at the past with fondness instead of bitterness. Here’s a list of a some songs that I can listen to again. Taking Back Sunday – ‘Make Damn Sure:’ This was my first serious girlfriend, I was 19 and probably emo or whatever was cool back then. We played the hell out of this album. I remember she hated one of the graphic lines in the song “scissor shaped across the bed/you are red/violent red.” It was my favourite. We broke up. Mazzy Star – ‘Fade into You:’ Back then I just wanted desperately to be in love with someone, so I threw the “L” word around like it was popcorn at a movie theatre. In the end it was more infatuation than anything. The thing about this song is that when it plays it could make you say that word to anyone. Plus I used it as my ring-tone for a girl. This would eventually lead me to getting beat up in a bar for not turning the song off. Our Lady Peace – ‘Clumsy:’ This girl probably knew more music than I did at the time. She made me two mix CDs and OLP was on both of them. Big Star – ‘Thirteen:’ This was a summer fl ing. It was fast, passionate and consisted of stuff you’d find on the pages of a romance novel. She always used to say, “making you a mix CD would be like giving a jeweler a plastic bracelet.” So she’d write me letters, and I’d stick to the mixes. We listened to this in her parent’s house on a scorching hot summer day, sans clothes. Nada Surf – ‘If You Leave:’ Even though she was a year older than me (and would never let me forget it), this girl

was my boss at one of the many random jobs I had before settling into a career. It started as a work place crush, eventually leading into something pretty special. I put this song on a mix and gave it to her the night before I left for Europe. I remember her calling me in tears on her drive home that night, yelling at me for deciding to put this song on. Black Keys – ‘The Lengths:’ Has someone ever played a song for you? It’s probably the best thing ever. A girl played me this on piano. She remains the only girl to ever buy me vinyl. Of course the vinyl she bought me was The Black Keys’ two latest albums. So glad I can listen to those again!

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ids and parents love the Capitol Kids series, and for good reason. The annual kid-centred series is as varied and unique as it is fun, opening the world to Nelson’s younger set. This season’s extraordinary lineup includes a return engagement with Trent Arterberry on November 25. Shhhhh! A master of mime, this exceptionally talented performer studied with Marcel Marceau. The internationally renowned Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal brings contemporary ballet to the Capitol as part of the regular season—as well as special youth program for Capitol Kids called ZAP! On February 24, ZAP will pull selections from the group’s repertoire and present them like a succession of music videos, offering young people great entertainment and a soft landing to the world of contemporary dance. Artistic Director Louis Robitaille will engage and educate the audience throughout. Figura Theatre of Iceland is the brainchild of Bernard Ogrodnik who serves as a Master Puppeteer for Iceland’s National Theatre. While on tour in Canada he stops in Nelson on March 3 with Metamorphosis, a collection of 12 original short stories that are not told with words, but with the metaphorical grace of puppetry. For the kids who are into high-flying acrobatics, Axe Capoeira presents Brazilian dance, music and capoeira on April 21. With exciting choreographed dances, internationally acclaimed capoeira, invigorating music and dazzling costumes, the group has thrilled audiences of all ages and sizes at thousands of schools, festivals and theatres across the globe for more than 20 years. As Capitol Kids performances enthral now, they build the next generation of theatre-lovers, a Capitol Theatre tradition that includes the annual Summer Youth Program and Christmas Pantomime. In this iPod, iPad, video game, facebook, myspace and Google world, the Capitol Theatre offers a familycentred respite full of inspiration and creativity. All Capitol Kids Series performances are Sundays at 2:00pm and tickets are $12.50 or $40 for all performances, available at four performances or by phone at 352-6363. Check out the Capitol 352-6363 website for more information on the individual performances.



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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. Capitol Theater presents its 25th Anniversary Christmas pantomime Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of Buskerville directed and written by Laurie Jarvis. Showtimes are November 29, 30 and December 1 at 7:30 p.m. and matinees on December 1 and 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 adult, $10 student/ senior, $45 family of four. Buy online at or phone 250-3522293. The Capitol panto is a mainstay of local theatre featuring members of the community of all ages in ridiculous and hilarious roles. The panto is an annual fundraising event for the Capitol Theatre Restoration Society and is an integral part of its continued operation. Come on out to this family friendly event and enjoy a night out at the theatre. We promise the panto will be great entertainment! See you at the theatre.


Local DJ Braden Early of 5 TrickPony will be spinning house, disco and soul music at Bibo restaurant, 518 Hall Street, on Friday November 23 as part of the Beats at BiBo series. Vinyl Ritchie returns to the Kootenays on Friday, November 23 at Spiritbar. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket info is available at the Hume Hotel. Snow Motion, a special evening event to celebrate a new snow season, will be held at The Royal on Friday, November 23. Party with skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers, cross-country tourers, snowmobilers and other winter sports enthusiasts. Welcome winter by dancing to the high-energy music of Sunshine Drive featuring guest artist Clinton Swanson on sax, and special guest performances by Aryn Sheriff, Colin Spence and Mike Bennett. Admission is $10 at the door. Doors open 7 p.m. Sonic Wind CD release celebration is Tuesday, November 27, at The Royal. Sonic Wind is an acoustic album played, recorded and produced completely by Soniko Waira. It’s a combination of

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�rts and Entertainment Listings original songs and traditional sounds of Turtle Island arranged for guitar, hand drum, shakers, flutes and voice. Doors 8 p.m. No cover. Local favourite DJ Terrantino is at Spiritbar on November 24. Enjoy your favourite songs from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel. The Royal presents Nelson’s first Electro Swing Circus. Come be apart of this magical night of circus extravaganza, burlesque, live music from jazz trio Tangerine Swing, and DJs featuring Spry Bry and Vanilla Disco. Dress in your best flapper outfit and be a part of the madness. Tickets are $5 with a swing costume or $10 without. Doors open 8 p.m. Come to The Royal Thursday, November 29, for a fundraising concert to support Pura Vida, a Canadian charity that works to improve the lives of children and youth in Latin America. The night will include music by B-Ron, Dope Cat and Science of Defiance. In between artists, there will be a screening of a short documentary filmed by Pura Vida founder Nathan Benninger who was born in raised in Nelson. Admission is by sliding scale donation, $10 minimum. Doors open 9 p.m. Kelowna DJ Stickybuds plays Spiritbar Friday, November 30. His sets are filled with funk, drum and bass, glitch hop, reggae and breaks all intricately woven through countless hours in the studio. Ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel. Doors open at 10 p.m. Bring yourself and your well groomed facial hair to The Royal for this annual Movember Extravaganza on Friday, November 30. Prizes will be given out for Man of Movember, Miss Movember, Best Mo in Character, Best Team Mo and the Lame Mo. Plus, there will be a beard-to-mo shave off with Lucas Myers. And of course the night will feature the lucious beats of DJ Rhapsody and DJ Billy Bangers. Doors open 8 p.m. Admission is by donation. $10-$20 sliding scale suggested donation. The Royal presents Hornography on Saturday, December 1. This nine member band with a five piece horn section

is a musical marathon that will keep you shakin’ it all night long. Joining Hornography will be the very groovy Rafferty Funksmith keeping you in the flow. Tickets are $10 and are available at and at the door. Doors 8 p.m. Showtime approx. 8:30 p.m. The Royal presents Poor Young Things and Tim Chaisson on Sunday, December 2. The rock and roll outfit, Poor Young Things have quickly been gaining recognition in the music world with their vintage rock and roll sound and their passionate live shows. Tickets are $10 at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and Doors open 6 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. WA Mozart’s Coronation Mass along with works by Bach, Handel and Corelli at the Capitol Theatre December 8 at 7:30 p.m and December 9 at 2 p.m. Soloists include Noemi Kiss, Audrey Bisset, David Herbison and Kevin Armstrong. Tickets are $20, or $15 for students and seniors.

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Join the Ymir Hotel’s country and bluegrass jam every Friday night. Things get going around 5 p.m. and wrap up around 9 p.m. 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

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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. 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.


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. Perron will launch her sci fi thriller Thursday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library.

Visual Arts

The Royal BC Museum’s popular exhibition Aliens Among Us invades Touchstones Nelson from December 1 to February 24. Opening reception Friday November 30, 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibition aims to educate British Columbians about the growing threat of alien species in our natural environment. 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. 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.

Nelson Star, November 23, 2012  

November 23, 2012 edition of the Nelson Star

Nelson Star, November 23, 2012  

November 23, 2012 edition of the Nelson Star