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


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ongtime Nelson resident Yosh Tagami mi remembers working for 25 cents an n hour building internment shacks on 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 Kirsten Hildebrand photo heating. “Rice was rationed and we made green crew ofalfalfa brave and/or folks took quicka plunge Kootenay teaA from leaves,crazy â€? he says. “Weahad garden and also Lake at noon on New Year’s Day. The Polar Bear Dip is an annual event organized to raise funds for ardeninto the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation. See more photos page 2. bought vegetabless from the DoukABOVE —Even hobors who camee in horse horse-driven driven before World War II, wagons.â€? Japanese Canadians Place Tagami, now 85, was born atThe Learning 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 fournot-for-profi brothers andt two organizationswhen and they one-to-one tutoring, ESL classes, learning. turned 16. KIRSTEN HILDEBRAND sisters. Their father Jirosaku, a people across British Columbia to “Having a shared space for litMother Goose program, cyber seRIGHT — ThouNelson Star Reporter millwright, was injured in a fallto address find innovative solutions eracy has really strengthened the niors basic computer classes, Books sands of internees pressing socialsochallenges. bridges between people who proEverywhere, library literacy workand unable to work, the sons were sent Nelson’s Learning Place, a local to Slocan Joan Exley, literacy outreach vide services for adults in the com- shops, literacy drop-in times and literacy centre, has been awarded began logging as teenagers. City where they enmuch more. $5,000 in a competition that rec- coordinator for the Columbia Ba- munity,â€? says Exley. dured primitive living sin Alliance for Literacy explains Programs that run out of the ognizes good ideas. Story continues to conditions. the Nelsononproject a shared Learning Place, located in the lowStory continues to The province-wide competition, ‘Tagami’ Page boasts 3 (Tak photo) andToyota er level of City Hall, include adult ‘Partnerships’ on Page 4 BC Ideas, engaged communities, space for focusing on literacy

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Elysia Samarodin and Mark Zeabin never expected they’d be having a New Year’s baby. When Liv Zeabin arrived Tuesday, she was 12 days overdue. The tiny treasure was likely doing her parents a favour. After a “dynamic pregnancy,” Samarodin says she’d been having false contractions for some time and even thought her baby would arrive early. Then the flu hit. “I got so sick. [Elysia] got so sick. We could barely take care of each other over Christmas,” says Zeabin. “As soon as Elysia got better, I said let’s do this.” A remedy of apricot juice, castor oil, almond butter and lemon verbena put the expectant mamma into labour at Nelson’s Kootenay Lake Hospital. A brief affair, Liv did her parents another favour. After a couple hours of contractions and nine minutes

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of pushing, the New Year’s baby arrived at 3:24 p.m. on January 1. She was 8.5 lbs. “She is just exquisite to me,” says Samarodin. Older siblings Wyatt, 7, and Nikayla, 15, are also pleased. “She’s the best ever, Mam-

ma. She’s the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen,” Samarodin quoted Wyatt as saying. The proud couple, living in Brilliant, was surprised at the arrival of a daughter. All along they’d expected a son. Having the New Year’s baby feels special to them.

“It’s neat that she’s the first baby of the year, at this big transition time,” says Samarodin. “Saying her name — Liv, it sounds just perfect.” With mom and babe in good health, the couple took their new bundle home on Wednesday.

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There’s been a rash of high-end ATV and snowmobile thefts in the Slocan Valley area over the past three months. Nelson RCMP are investigating the string of incidents, which occurred in South Slocan, Pass Creek, Crescent Val-

ley, and Slocan, that are believed to be related. “The method of theft at each of the scenes is consistent, which lead police to believe the same suspect(s) are responsible,” Staff Sgt. Dan Seibel wrote in a media release. Police are urging ATV and snowmo-

bile enthusiasts in the area to lock their machines or park them in a secure location out of sight between use. Anyone with information about the thefts are encouraged to phone RCMP at 250-352-2156 or leave anonymous tips on the Crime Stoppers hotline, 1-800222-TIPS (8477).


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Idle No More Movement Hits Nelson Members of the local Sinixt Nation and other supporters of the Idle No More campaign rallied and marched in Nelson on New Year’s Day. The ongoing protest movement, inspired in part by hunger striking Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence, intends to shed light and gain action on issues of indigenous treaty rights, environmental degrada-

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tion as well as social and economic inequality. Outside City Hall, a group of about 100 people gathered around 10 a.m. to sustain the cause growing in international support. With drums in tow, a smaller group then took to the streets marching throughout Nelson toward Kootenay Lake where they made a spiritual offering.

Partnerships key to centre’s success

Fortin Helen Blanche Elenor

Born: June 10, 1920 Passed: Dec.26, 2012. A proud Norwegian,she was born on the farm near Holden, Alberta to Edwin and Borghild Logan. She graduated from Holden High School moved to Edmonton to train at Misericordia Hospital and graduated in 1943. She immediately joined the army and served in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver until the Allied victory. She returned to nursing in Edmonton and married Raoul Fortin in 1950 and begot two sons, Robert and Bryan. The family moved to Vancouver in 1954 and she continued her nursing career at St. Vincents Hospital and then joined the Vancouver Police Force in 1965 and continued nursing there until her retirement in 1980. She loved to entertain, had many friends and enjoyed a good party. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo and always had good luck. She was naturally environmentally responsible and volunteered for many a good cause. She loved to travel and saw many countries. She particularly loved her trips to Nelson. She was on the executive of the Army and Navy club for many years and always enjoyed the conventions. She was predeceased by brothers Elmer and Abner, husband Raoul and special friend Roy Tabbutt. Survived by sister Gladys, sons Robert and Bryan, grandson Ben (Arlene), granddaughter Samantha, great granddaughter Abigail and many nieces and nephews. A private graveside ceremony will be held. Thanks to the staff at Maple Ridge Seniors Village and special thanks to Dr.Ivanov. “SKOL” Expressions of sympathy can be made at

Continued from Page 1 “Someone may come into the Learning Place and easily connect with the college or employment skills. Someone may go into KCDS to address employment issues and end up at the Learning Place getting help with their literacy skills,” she says. The space has been created through community partnerships. The main partners in creating the space are Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, Selkirk College, Nelson Public Library, Kootenay Career Development Society and the City of Nelson. “The community partnerships and people’s willingness to take on literacy as an important part of creating a healthy and strong community is what really shines here,” says Exley. “It is about coming together to make things happen.” BC Ideas awarded a total of more than $270,000 to the top social innovations, as part of a province-wide effort. Innovations addressed a variety of issues, including homelessness, literacy, skill development, health, and community inclusion for people with disabilities. These investments will help the entrants further develop or implement their efforts to

Some of the partners responsible for the Learning Centre gathered at the City Hall location in recognition of the BC Ideas award. From left, Joan Exley, literary outreach coordinator for the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, Nelson city councillor Donna Macdonald, Lorri Fehr from School District 8, Wendy Tagami of Selkirk College and the Nelson Public Library’s Joanne Harris. Kirsten Hildebrand photo

build healthier, stronger BC communities. “BC Ideas offers an effective way for government to engage individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organizations and others to collaborate in making BC communities stronger,” says Gordon Hogg, parliamentary secretary for non-profit partnerships to the minister of social development. “With the success of this competition, British Columbia is leading the way in identifying, showcasing and supporting social innovations.”

Exley is proud as the Learning Place was selected as one of four winners in the community literacy category. “This is a wonderful recognition of the power of coming together to create something impactful in a community,” she says. “Our application shared the idea that we are stronger together than we are alone and that is truly what we are creating in our Learning Place.” With the provincial recognition, comes $5,000 of support for the initiative. Exley says the funds will go toward furthering the exist-

ing project that uses available community space and relatively few resources. This serves as a good example to other communities that big isn’t always better. “I am told that what we have created is unique, simple and powerful,” she says. BC Ideas was launched in May with input and support from 25 community-based partners, including businesses, not-for-profit organizations, universities and government. In total, BC Ideas attracted 466 entries from 82 communities.

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Bound for Bhutan

Nelson teacher travelling in search of learning adventures KIRSTEN HILDEBRAND


Nelson Star Reporter

arly this year, L.V. Rogers teacher Heather Robertson will travel to the Kingdom of Bhutan where she anticipates having a great adventure in learning. The Bhutan Canada Foundation is sending Robertson to a high school in the remote Himalayan country. The foundation provides up to 20 teachers per school year to help further the education system of the developing nation. Robertson has taught French Immersion at LVR for six years and before that taught at Mount Sentinel since 1989. With her family needing her less, Robertson became interested in taking the time to explore on her own in search of new personal and professional successes. “I do challenge myself and travel and do different things so I’ve always had a bit of adventure in my life. But this is huge — nothing like what I’ve done before,” she says. As she prepares to embark this month, there are still many unknowns. Robertson will be just outside the village at a school where students board, the oldest high school in Bhutan. From what she understands, there is water and electricity at the school but some places don’t have such luxuries. “I can’t really imagine what it’s truly going to be like,” says Robertson. “I am quite keen on wearing this big fancy woven national dress to school — little things like that are going to be fun.” Either way, she’s looking forward to leaving some of the extravagance of the Westernized world and consumer pressures that go with it. Having done a great deal of research, even reading blogs by other teachers who’ve taught in Bhutan, 5

L.V. Rogers French teacher Heather Robertson is heading to the Himalayas to teach in a high school in Bhutan. Kirsten Hildebrand photo

Robertson knows she will be greeted with kindness. “From what I understand, the Bhutanese don’t think you are happy if you are alone so they invite you and the kids come by to talk to you so that you’ll be happy,” she says. This ideal comes from the country’s strong Buddhist values. These values have also led to a unique way of measuring wealth — Gross National Happiness (GNH), a term coined by Bhutan’s fourth king. When he opened up the country to modernization, GNH was developed in an attempt to find a more holistic way to measure quality of life than GDP. Sustainable development, cultural values, natural environment and good governance are considered the four pillars of GNH. “They have these measures of how well they’re doing and they use those measures to make decisions,” explains Robertson. “So a company comes saying we know you have this kind of ore we’d like to

mine. They measure based not on how much money they’re going to make but on how it will affect the whole country and the people.” These pillars are strongly featured in Bhutan’s education system and Robertson will learn more about GNH in a two-week orientation prior to landing at her school. She’s inspired by these concepts and with her background in internationalization of education, is very curious about the concepts behind their learning system. “The way they approach their life is very different. They live via a different paradigm than we do,” she says. “They believe and practice and meditate so that carries into their education.” Students in Bhutan embrace the opportunity to learn, often travelling or living away from home to study once in high school. “Wanting an education is something that happens for kids,” says Robertson. “One story I read tells of kids who have come to a

town to go to high school. They’ve rented a tiny stone house where they live together and help each other out. They’re willing to travel to follow this opportunity.” Excited about her own travel opportunity, the LVR teacher has been making presentations about her upcoming trip to classes at her school. And her enthusiasm has caught on. “They’re quite interested,” says Robertson. “The students around the school are getting quite excited for me. I am getting them to write little paragraphs and send pictures and we’re taking little video clips. Hopefully, we can get one or two classes to connect on Skype.” The international connection is an opportunity for her students here to see how people live in another remote part of the world, she says. Robertson is taking along school supplies including highlighters, post-it notes, stickers, and notebooks for students who don’t normally use a lot of paper in the classroom. “I found these notebooks with a little map of Canada on them for each student to write their reflections,” she says. These supplies will be sent over-land because the amount allowed by plane is limited to 40 lbs because of the altitude. “I think my shoes and computer together weigh that much,” jokes Robertson. Although she will be paid a local wage, the sixday work week is considered to be volunteer. Having successfully raised $500 for the Foundation she will receive some financial assistance for her Drukair flight from Bangkok to Paro in Bhutan. Robertson has already raised enough to pay for her flight and anything more will go toward projects in her school. Donations can be made through

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SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 8 (KOOTENAY LAKE) 2013-2014 Budget Presentations Tuesday, January 29, 2012 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. School Board Office, 570 Johnstone Rd., Nelson SD8 is seeking your input to help make important decisions about aligning our resources to meet student needs as you see them and to improve learning for students. The SD8 Finance Committee invites you to make your recommendations for the 2013-2014 budget by providing the Finance Committee with a 15 minute presentation. To request a presentation opportunity please complete the Project Description Form found at / News and Highlights / Budget 2013-2014 Deadline for project description form is Friday, January 11th. For more information: Kim Morris, Secretary Treasurer 250-505-7039 or To book a presentation time: Audrey MacKenzie, Executive Assistant 250-505-7046 or

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ocal First Nations and their supporters brought the Idle No More movement to Nelson this week. On New Year’s Day, protesters rallied at City Hall for speeches, before marching through the streets, towards the shore of Kootenay Lake where they made a spiritual offering at the water’s edge. At the same time, across the country Idle No More protestors were blocking major highways and rail lines. Meanwhile, Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence sits in a teepee near Parliament Hill in Ottawa, where she’s been subsiding on nothing but lemon water, medicinal teas and fish broth since December 11. She intends to continue her hunger strike until Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor General David Johnson agree to meet with her to discuss how government actions impact First Nations treaty rights. The Idle No More movement is particularly concerned with the federal government’s recent adoption of a large omnibus budget bill, which includes changes to environmental protection and reviews for lakes and rivers, including ones that pass through First Nations land reserves. Activists began organizing teach-ins about the bill in November, and when Spence started her hunger strike, public demonstrations were organized across the country to show solidarity. As weeks pass, more First Nations groups and their supporters have become involved. Even people outside our borders are holding demonstrations in supports of the movement. Something garnering so much attention certainly deserves ours. Protesters intend to continue taking action until First Nations rights are respected. In Nelson, members of the Sinixt Nation and other Idle No More supporters are already organizing their next protest, set to converge at City Hall on the morning of January 16. EMAIL 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 BC Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the BC Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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Council Column – Candace Batycki


Looking at the year ahead

appy 2013 everyone! May your pleasures be many and your troubles few in this coming year, and may you be inspired to realize your resolutions, for yourself, your loved ones, and our world. Down at City Hall, January turns our minds to budgeting. We look at the city’s books from 2012, and our long-term forecasting, and go over it all line by line, in consultation with the city’s managers and department heads. We hear from the organizations that receive city support. We look at our infrastructure, buildings and equipment, and our long-term plans for managing them. We set utility rates, based on the cost of delivering water, sewer and electricity, and picking up waste and recycling. Some time in early March, we finish putting dollar amounts beside each line item. Then, we take it all out to the community for feedback. Public participation: It can be as simple as writing or emailing council asking us to engage in an issue, take a specific position, or undertake an action. It can mean deeper involvement in setting direction, as many of you did by helping develop our strategic plans over the last few years. It can mean coming to the city’s budget meetings, which are open to everyone, and include the opportunity to address council at the beginning. These full-day meetings, scheduled for January 23 and February 13 and 25, start at 9 a.m. Frankly, few people

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On her 2013 wish list, councillor Candace Batycki hopes to see Ward Street Place revitalized.

attend budget meetings. The days are long and the content complex. So in early March, once the draft budget is ready, we’ll have an open house at the library. It is easy to criticize this approach, since it can feel like decisions have already been made and citizen comments don’t have an influence. But in reviewing the summary of comments from last year’s budget open house, I saw that council had discussed all your concerns, and taken action on many of them. For example, you asked us to address taxation of former gas stations: while in Victoria for the Union of BC Municipalities convention we lobbied the premier and the environment and finance ministers to change the way these properties are assessed, and we’ll continue to follow this file. You expressed concern about water meters (pro and con). We opened up the conversation, and it will continue. You asked for more councillors to attend the open house in the

afternoon, and we’ll do our best this year. But generally, you’re happy. At least that’s the conclusion of our Ipsos Reid citizen satisfaction survey, conducted in May. Fully 96 per cent of respondents said the quality of life here is good or very good; 80 per cent were satisfied or very satisfied with municipal government and administration, and 88 per cent were satisfied or very satisfied with city services. There’s always room for improvement, but these results were nice to receive. Maybe they help explain why one only person (thank you!) has so far responded to my online survey (still happily taking anonymous comments at councilorbatycki. org). Happily, one thing that lone respondent mentioned is going to finally happen. At the year’s final council meeting, we voted to support the skate park being built in Rosemont Park. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to find a solution. My wishes for the com-

munity in 2013 include getting that skate park built, movies in the Civic Theatre, and a revitalized Ward Street Place. I hope for more people riding our improved transit system, and walking on better sidewalks and footpaths. I want clear plans for the transfer station lands, for dealing with invasive weeds, and for permanently housing of community archives: 402 Anderson Street, in its current condition, isn’t a long-term solution. I hope for good things to come from the housing committee. Affordable housing was by far the top-of-mind issue in the citizen survey. I look forward to another year of all the issues that cross our desks, and to hearing from you about how we can keep Nelson vibrant, affordable, fun, safe and forward thinking. See you at the budget meetings! (And watch for budget tweets #NelsonBC). Nelson city councillor Candace Batycki shares this space with her colleagues around the table.

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Blewett mailbox posters misleading Once again numerous posters have sprouted up on the sides of Canada Post mailboxes in Blewett. (I believe not at all appreciated by Canada Post.) This most recent poster raises the question: “Do we really need a government body to dictate what someone’s farm or house should look like and

where it should be placed?” Well sir, the Regional District of Central Kootenay’s official community plan has no intention whatsoever to dictate such procedures. Please don’t exaggerate. That statement once again borders on fear mongering. And finally the author encourages folks to take a look

at page 56 saying, “how long will it be … that this discussion will be about zoning?” Once again (and again), a community plan does not lead to zoning. That process can only be initiated by residents’ petitions for zoning to the RDCK. John Vanden Heuvel Blewett

Survey says stop the community plan

Here are some figures that appeared on December 23, 2010 regarding survey results on the development of an official community plan for Regional District of Central Kootenay Area E: From the 2,136 surveys mailed out, 40 per cent were returned (854), from which 43 per cent of respondents (367 surveys) supported and 37 per cent (315 surveys) were undecided or needed more information. What about the remaining 20 per cent (172 surveys) that are unaccounted for? Of the 854 surveys re- 7

turned, less than 50 per cent supported the development of the official community plan. Further, from 2,136 surveys sent out, only 367 said they supported the plan. That’s only about 17 per cent of landowners and residents. This indicates to me that something is not correct. The entire process of developing this official community plan should have been shelved after receiving these results. I can understand Procter, Harrop and Balfour having concerns about the large development in Procter, but did

HUGS. Thank you to the kind women who volunteer at the IODE store. We appreciate that you provide affordable clothing and many other items that we are unable to purchase otherwise. Slugs. To City Hall for making such a big deal about the proposed contemporary design house on a private Silica Street lot and then approving a blasphemous wood addition to an ancient stone church just down the road! Are they gonna cover that in fake rock? Beauty is more than skin deep. SLUGS. To the driver who ran into my gray car in front of Nelson’s Save-On store shortly after 9 a.m. the morning of Christmas Eve and took off without leaving anything accepting responsibility for the damage they did. And more slugs to the people who saw it happen and condoned that driver’s actions by saying nothing. All it would have taken is a note on the windshield, or a call to the police.  Slugs. To the reception staff at the Walk In Clinic. Expecting a sick, irritable and contagious two year old and older sibling to wait almost two hours in a busy mall to see a doctor shows lack of understanding. Keeping young children entertained in an adultoriented place is difficult at the best of times, let alone when they are sick and cranky. – Miffed Mamma

it really affect anyone living in that area? In conclusion, let us say if all those 682 counted respondents supported the official community plan, that is about 32 per cent of surveys sent out — way below the 50 per cent required for it to be democratic. Can’t the regional district just accept the fact that the great majority of us just want to live and be left alone? I am quite sure we are able to take care of ourselves. Sam Relkoff Blewett

SLUGS. Giant slugs to all you animal carcass dumpers at Kokanee Creek Park. In the past six weeks there have been the remains of chickens, pigs, deer and elk dumped in very close proximity to walking trails. Then, on December 22 there were bear tracks in the park. Yes, it has been mild, but this bear is here because of people who have dumped their animal carcasses. These trails are used by a large number of walkers year round, therefore the chances of a bear or cougar crossing the path of a human is high, especially with the availability of food.  HUGS. To Whitewater ski resort for organizing one way driving lanes, drop off zone and more parking. My stress level went way down this year thanks to the new set up. – A grateful skiing mother SLUGS. To the mindless vandals who yanked and slashed some of the rope lights on the lamp posts on Baker Street. Those lights were provided by donation and volunteers spent hours putting them up. It adds cheers and light to Baker Street during this festive season. If you don’t like them, that’s okay, but please don’t spoil it for those who do, especially the children. One day you will have children and hopefully you will remember what you did on Baker Street. Let’s hope that you don’t experience the sadness my family did today when we saw the vandalism.

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Ed Natyshak, Nelson’s honoured medal bearer for Rick Hansen’s Many in Motion tour last April, holds his souvenir banner from the event, along with Nelson Regional Sports Council executive director Kim Palfenier. Hansen signed the banner with the message, “Best wishes to Nelson’s Honoured Medal Bearer.” Natyshak plans to hang the banner in his home gym.

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#22 COMMUNITY DONATIONS On December 6 The Fraternal Order of Eagles #22 presented donations to several community groups. On behalf of Nelson Aerie #22 worthy Vice President Les Johnson (far left) presented a donation totaling $19,000.00 Many thanks to all of our hard working volunteers, and special thanks to all the bingo players that made these donations possible!


The Nelson Aerie of Fraternal Order of Eagles has been active in our community for over 100 years. In order to hold a variety of fund raising events to donate to our community groups, we need your help! If you are 18 years of age or older, have great ideas and can afford a few hours a week, please don’t hesitate to call: Nelson Eagles 250-352-5644 or Membership Chairman Aldo Richichi 352-5758 Special Note: To our essential service members such as City Police Department, R.C.M.P., or Ambulance Paramedics, the Nelson Eagles will waive the first year dues. We hope to see you soon.

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Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation $1,000.00 The Salvation Army $1,000.00 Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band $1,000.00 Muscular Dystrophy $1,000.00 West Kootenay Chapter M.S. Society $1,000.00 B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation $1,000.00 Nelson Special Olympics $750.00 Boy Scouts of Canada, Nelson $750.00 Girl Guides of Canada, Nelson $750.00 Air Cadet Squadron #561 Osprey, Nelson $750.00 B.McJones Highland Dancers $750.00 Nelson Figure Skating Club $750.00 Nelson & District Riding Club $750.00 Glacier Gymnastics $750.00 B.C. Cancer Foundation $750.00 B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation $750.00 Nelson Community Ban $750.00 Canadian Diabetes Association $750.00 B.C. Kidney Foundation $750.00 Rosemont School $500.00 Scholarships $2,000.00

TOTAL: $19,000.00

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Kootenay Lake Levels

Regional District

Balfour beach snag resolved

GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

The Regional District of Central Kootenay won’t have to provide a market appraisal of the Balfour beach after all. Although the regional district had already secured a 30-year license of occupation for regional park purposes, it received a letter from the province in November asking for an independent appraisal of the property within 90 days or the license could be cancelled. Staff balked at the request, which they thought could cost up to $10,000. “Upon further review, ministry staff have determined the RDCK will not be required to submit an independent appraisal on the Balfour Regional Park property,” Ministry of Lands spokesman Brennan Clarke said in an email. 9

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As of April 1, the ministry implemented revised accounting principles, which resulted in tighter standards for reporting the value of transferred government assets, Clarke explained. Crown grants are now required to include an accurate property appraisal for reasons of fiscal transparency and to ensure fairness to adjacent property owners. “As these changes are quite recent it took a few months to clarify how they are to be applied,” Clarke said, adding that after considering the circumstances of this case, they determined the internal assessment of the park land meets the requirements. The 3.7 hectare property and 200 meters of Kootenay Lake shoreline was estimated to be worth $1.5 million. The transfer to the regional district has been in the works for seven years.

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Nelson Nordic Ski Club is offering a clinic for those who wish to improve on their Nordic skiing techniques on Saturday, January 12. For all levels of skiing for both classic and skate style skiing. The cost is $10 and registration forms can be picked up at Apex or Busk trail heads. Registration deadline is Thursday, January 10. For details, contact

Community Organizations The Nelson Lions club and 561 Osprey Squadron Air Cadets will be picking up Christmas trees within the City of Nelson on Saturday, January 5 for a suggested donation of $5 per tree. Leave your tree in front of your home by 9 a.m. Saturday. If you are not home, leave a note on the tree to let volunteers know where you left the donation. For more information contact 250-352-9771.

The Nelson Storytelling Guild meets the first Sunday of every month as a place for everyone to find their voice. It is an informal pot luck gathering that includes personal, historical, and fictional stories from all backgrounds. Adults are catered to, children are welcome. The next meeting is Sunday, January 6 at Self Design High, 402 Victoria Street (second floor, above the Legion).

Nelson United Church, Taize Service, Sunday January 6 at 7 p.m. in the church hall. A service of prayer, song, candlelight and quiet meditation.

Play table tennis Wednesdays (school holidays/events excluded) at the Blewett Elementary School, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. There is a $2 drop-in fee. For information phone Karl Rosenberg: 250352-5739.

Al-anon 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.

Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band presents Burns Night on Saturday, January 26 at 5:30 p.m. at Eagle Hall, 641 Baker Street.

The Circle of Habondia Lending Society is having its annual general meeting on Saturday, January 12, 2 p.m. at Seniors’ Branch 51, 717 Vernon Street. They need to organize a new board of directors in order to remain in existence. Otherwise, Habondia will fold after 15 years of helping West Kootenay women and their families toward financial independence. All women are welcome to come and offer your ideas and energy. There will be refreshments. For more information call Pegasis at 250-229-4223. Ascension Lutheran Church’s free dinner has moved with the congregation to Rosemont Elementary School. All are welcome to join us for a free pasta dinner on Wednesday, January 16 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nelson District University Women meet on Saturday, January 19 at 10 a.m. in the New Grand Hotel banquet room. Following the meeting, Major Yvonne Borrows will present an “Overview of needs for children and youth in our community” at 11 a.m. Interested persons are welcome. The second annual Gerick’s Summit Cup is Saturday, January 19 at Whitewater Ski Resort. Race down a gauntlet-style course featuring a series of banks,

rollers and a mix of GS and slalom gates. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 on race day. Sign up at Gerick’s, 702 Baker Street, or Whitewater’s downtown office, 602 Lake Street.

Annual winter Rail Trail Ski Day is Sunday, January 27 from noon to 2 p.m. This year the bonfire and refreshments will be found at about two kilometres north of the Passmore trailhead.

Whitewater’s fourth annual Winter Carnival and Snow Ball is Saturday, January 19 at Whitewater Ski Resort.

Workshops Every Saturday at 10 a.m., Ellison’s Market offers free workshops. The topic for Saturday, January 5 is New Year’s Detox. After all the indulgence, learn how to reset your body using supplements and superfoods designed to aid proper sugar and fat metabolization.

Breast Cancer Support Meeting meets Tuesday, January 22 (and the fourth Tuesday of every month) at Community First Health Co-op, 518 Lake Street. For information call Alice 250352-6223 or Nadine 250-3597777. Try speed dating at Spiritbar on Friday, January 25 at 8 p.m. The registration fee is $25, with proceeds going to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation. To register call Deb at 250-509-0273. Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band presents Burns Night on Saturday, January 26 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Eagle Hall, 641 Baker Street. The night will feature entertainment, traditional Burns Night faire, bagpipes, drums and dancing. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $28 or $14 for children under 10. Reservations required. Call Heather at 250-825-9418 to book your spot.

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 info. The Gourmet Gliders present three Wednesday night skate ski clinics at the Nelson Nordic Ski Club trails on January 9, 16 and 23 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. followed by a hot barbecue dinner and demos until 8:30 p.m. Clinics are $45 each or $125 for all three. Register at Gerick’s in Nelson or at Apex lodge.

Free administrative skills training course at Selkirk College, Tenth Street Campus, begins Monday, January 14. This program will provide training for entry level administrative and clerical positions. Students will develop knowledge and skills in office proficiency, leadership, records management, accounting, business communications and interpersonal communication. The certificate program will run for 24 weeks, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For details call 250-364-5760 or see selkirk. ca/ce/esa.

Fundraisers Finley’s is hosting a burger and beer night on Friday, January 18 as a fundraiser for L.V. Rogers Secondary students who are participating in an exchange with Chief Julius School in Fort McPherson.

Casting call Black Productions is seeking performers age 18 to 70 for its inaugural presentation, the Tony Award-winning musical Cabaret. They’re looking for actors, singers and dancers, who don’t mind donning a pair of fishnets and speaking in a foreign accent, to audition on January 20 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) or 21 (7 to 10 p.m.) at St. John’s Lutheran Church (321 Silica Street). Cast members must be 18 or older. For details contact: nelsoncabaret2013@gmail. com or 250-354-0475

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Junior Hockey

Leafs end 2012 on tough note KIRSTEN HILDEBRAND Nelson Star Reporter

Earning themselves a win, taking a tie and losing to division rivals, the Nelson Junior Leafs returned to the rink after Christmas break with a busy schedule. On Friday, the Leafs delivered in front of a holiday crowd hungry for hockey at the Nelson and District Community Complex. Battling the Spokane Braves, the home team proved they were equally hungry. The first game in a homeand-home series was heated from the get go. First period action was dominated by penalties. Early in the game, Leaf Dallon Stoddart was called for boarding while teammate Cam Weir and Brave Sean Collins took penalties for roughing after the whistle. Spokane’s Alex Peltram was also penalized for roughing ­— all at 1:26. The intensity of the game thrilled a crowd of 542 at the local rink and the feeling that these teams weren’t fast friends continued with unsportsmanlike conduct penalties by Leafs’ Carson Willans and Braves’ Kurtis Redding with 12:50 remaining in the first period. The first goal of the game came shortly thereafter with Spokane’s Dylan Tappe making it 1-0 at 11:46. Late in the second period, Spokane’s Peltram took his second penalty of the game, giving the Leafs the advantage. Patient on the powerplay, Leafs’ Dustin Reimer scored the tying goal. Seth Schmidt and Willans assisted making it 1-1 at the end of the second period. Third period action saw the Leafs continue to press 11

KIJHL Stats League Standings

Neil Murdoch Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Nelson 36 25 8 2 1 53 Castlegar 33 21 8 6 1 49 Beaver Valley 37 23 11 2 1 49 Spokane 35 12 20 2 1 27 Grand Forks 35 5 28 0 2 12 Eddie Mountain Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Fernie 36 23 10 1 2 49 Golden 36 22 11 1 2 47 Kimberley 38 20 17 0 1 41 Creston Valley 36 12 19 0 5 29 Columbia Val. 36 12 20 0 4 28 Okanagan Division TEAM GP Princeton 34 Kelowna 35 Osoyoos 37 Summerland 35 Penticton 36

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L 11 13 14 16 25

T 0 1 0 1 1

OTL P 1 45 0 43 3 43 2 35 2 19

RECENT RESULTS/UPCOMING GAMES SATURDAY, December 29 Nelson 3 Spokane 3 Fernie 3 Kimberley 5 Creston Valley 1 Golden 2 Beaver Valley 2 Castlegar 2 SUNDAY, December 30 Kimberley 2 Fernie 5 MONDAY, December 31 Beaver Valley 7 Nelson 5 North Okanagan 1 Chase 6 Fernie 3 Creston Valley 2 (OT) TUESDAY, January 1 Penticton 1 Princeton 5 WEDNESDAY, January 2 Golden at Kimberley Spokane at Castlegar FRIDAY, January 4 Nelson at Fernie Beaver Valley at Kimberley Golden at Columbia Valley Kelowna at Revelstoke Kamloops at Summerland SATURDAY, January 5 Columbia Valley at Golden Creston Valley at Princeton Revelstoke at Spokane Fernie at Grand Forks Kimberley at Beaver Valley SUNDAY, January 6 Nelson at Castlegar Creston at Penticton Sicamous at Grand Forks Revelstoke at Beaver Valley Fernie at Spokane

Leaf Colton Schell (right) goes head-to-head with Spokane’s Kyle Davis. The home team downed the Braves 3-1 in a heated matchup at the NDCC Friday. As post-Christmas hockey action continued, the Leafs tied Spokane 3-3 in the second game of a home-and-home series on Saturday. Then on New Year’s Eve, the Leafs lost 7-5 against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Kirsten Hildebrand photo

the Braves. Brandon Sookro got the go-ahead goal 6:09 into the period. Spokane’s Brycen Fisher was off the ice for hooking and Nelson capitalized. Weir and Colton Schell assisted. Eager for the insurance goal, the Leafs had several great scoring chances late in the game keeping the crowd in it until the end. With only 4:30 left in the game Cole Arcuri was sent off the ice for checking from behind, also garnering a game misconduct. The home team killed the two-minute penalty as action heated up even further and the crowd was on the edge of their seats. With under a minute left in the game, the Braves called a time out and when play resumed, they pulled their goalie hoping to tie the game. Shut down, the Leafs took advantage of an empty net

making the final score 3-1. Stoddart put the puck in with help from Aaron Dunlap and JJ Beitel. The game’s first star went to Nelson goalie Brett Soles who helped his team quash the Braves’ power play. The Leafs headed to Spokane for a rematch on Saturday, and returned home unhappy with reffing calls holding them to a 3-3 tie against the Braves. The Leafs were off to an early lead as Willans scored on the powerplay with help from Reimer and Stoddart at 2:30. Defenceman Kyler Wilkinson scored his first goal of the season at 13:41 making it 2-0 for the Leafs. Blake Arcuri and Matt MacDonald got the assists. High-sticking and game misconduct calls against Schell late in the first left the Leafs down on the ice. With a 5-3 advantage, Dylan Tappe

capitalized at 2:53 left in the period, getting the Braves in the game. The Leafs added to their lead in the second period scoring a powerplay goal at 14:11. Greg Nickel had help from Schmidt and Willans. It was 3-1 after two. The Braves scored twice in the third period to tie the game. Tyler Peltram scored off a pass from Fisher at 10:14, and Peltram and Fisher helped Collins score at 13:17. With under a minute left in the 3-3 game, Willans was called for slashing. Despite a call the Leafs felt questionable, the match went into overtime. Two overtime periods were played but no goals were scored despite many powerplay play opportunities, mostly for the Braves. Story continues to ‘Leafs’ on Page 12

Nelson Leafs Leaders

PLAYER Position Colton Schell Forward Connor Gross Forward Carson Willans Forward Linden Horswill Forward Seth Schmidt Defence Aaron Dunlap Forward


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World Triathlon Championship

The best race of her life sAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

A Nelson triathlete who travelled halfway around the world to race for Team Canada in the World Triathlon Championship says the event was the best and most challenging competition of her life. The New Zealand race was Denise Uhrynuk’s first time competing internationally. “People in the Kootenays look at me and think I’m a hardcore competitor, but I was peanuts compared to some of the athletes at Worlds,” said the 47-year-old, who races Olympic distance triathlons, which consist of a 1.5 kilometre swim, 40 km bike and 10 km run. She qualified for a spot in the race after finishing in the Top 10 of her age category at last year’s Kelowna Apple triathlon. Uhrynuk spent eight months training for the event, competing in five BC triathlons as part of her preparation, before flying to Auckland a week before her October 22 race to spend some time practicing on the course. When she arrived, the weather was unusually nasty, and she found herself training in strong wind and rain. As race day approached, there was a risk organizers would be forced to shorten the swim

Denise Uhrynuk

portion of the event because of high ocean swells and a drop in the water temperature. “It was actually really scary. During training, there were times when I thought the wind would blow me off my bike,” Uhrynuk recalled. “The water was so rough, with two to three foot waves. I couldn’t even see the buoys [that mark the swim course].” Given the challenges she met with during training, Uhrynuk decided she would be happy just to make it through the course safely. “I’d gone there with ideas of what I wanted my time to be, but after seeing the conditions, I knew none of that was going to be possible,” she said. The morning of the race,

there was a break in the rain and officials allowed the full swim course to go ahead. Uhrynuk said the conditions were still pretty rough. She had trouble staying on course and the waves slowed her down, but she was out of the water in 35 minutes. “My head wasn’t really in the race until I rounded the last buoy, then I started thinking, okay, I can do this.” The bike course took her one hour, 22 minutes, then she was into her strongest leg of the sport: “I let out a whoop when got off the bike, because after that I knew I was going to make it through.” She finished the run in just 45 minutes. Her official time, including transitions, was 2:49:51. She finished 39th out of 74 in her age category. At the same time Uhrynuk was competing overseas, her family and members of the local triathlon club she helps coach were at Finley’s watching her live results. “It meant so much to me, knowing people back home were cheering me on,” she said. Uhrynuk hopes to compete in future world events, when they’re hosted closer to home. “It was a great experience, and I’d love to do it again,” she said.

Leafs squander three-goal lead Babies of

2012! The Nelson Star is publishing a special section highlighting the Nelson-born babies of 2012.

If you have a child or are the grandparent of a child born in 2012 in Nelson, please send in their photo with their name and date of birth and we will publish the photos on Wednesday, January 16 Deadline to submit photos is Friday, January 11, 2013. | 250.352.1890

Continued from Page 11 The Leafs outshot Spokane almost 2-1 in the game. Even so, the Nelson crew was shut out of stars of the game. Fisher and Collins took first and second honours while goalie Matt Zensola got third star. In an afternoon matchup on New Year’s Eve at the NDCC the Leafs lost 7-5 to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks despite an early command of the game. Three unanswered goals in the first period had the Leafs in control of a game for which the Nitehawks had yet to show up. Bryce Nielson scored unassisted 2:28 into the first. Just over the 10-minute mark, Connor Gross scored from Schmidt and Schell. And with 3:35 left in the period, Aaron Dunlap made it 3-0 with help from James Sorrey and Stoddart. The Nitehawks turned their game around in the second

period with Connor BrownMaloski scoring on the powerplay at 3:13. At 12:36, Beaver Valley’s Brandon Butlin made it 3-2. The home team salvaged the period with three seconds left. Brandon Sookro made it 4-2 at the end of the second with help from Willans and Kevin Bow. The Nitehawks commanded the third period, coming out strong with three goals in 29 seconds. Kurt Black scored from Taylor Stafford and Archie McKinnon 11 seconds into the period. Dallas Calvin followed suit with Brown-Maloski getting the assists. Then, the Black/Stafford duo struck again with help from Michael Bell, making it 5-4 in short order. With the Nitehawks down on the ice, Bell scored a shorthanded goal with 12:11 left in the third. Nick Perez assisted. It was 6-4.

The Leafs struck back at 9:04 as Schmidt made it 6-5 with help from Stoddart and Kevin Bow. One goal away from the tie with Beaver Valley in the penalty box, the Leafs called a time out in the final minutes of the game. Pulling their goalie gave the home team a two-man advantage but they were unable to capitalize. The final score was 7-5 as the Nitehawks’ Calvin scored shorthanded into the empty net. Stafford and Fraser Stang got the assists. First star of the game went to Stafford, second to Leafs’ Schmidt and Calvin took third star. The win ties Beaver Valley with Castlegar for second place in the Neil Murdoch Division behind first place Nelson Leafs. The Leafs play again tonight against the Ghostriders in Fernie. The next home game is January 18 at the NDCC.

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Friday, January 4, 2013 Nelson Star


Christmas Classic Co-ed Tournament

A Christmas tradition Soccer players in Nelson for the holidays had a chance to pull out their cleats in Soccer Quest’s annual Christmas Classic co-ed tournament on December 29 and 30. In the open division (men and women aged 16 and older), the final round came down to The Whos and Multiple Scoregasms. The two teams have met each other in the final round of Christmas Classics three years in a row. In previous years it was the Multiple Scoregasms who came out on top. This year, The Whos were determined to change their fate. Jordon Michaux joined The Whos as a late addition and turned out to be the scoring powerhouse the team needed to edge out their competition. Michaux scored four times for The Whos, leading them to a 5-3 victory. The game was 3-1 after the first half and the Scoregasms managed to tie the score midway through the second. But The Whos came back with two more goals, including one by their goalie, before the end of

ROBERTSON, John (Jack) T. Passed away on December 29, 2012 at the age of 73. Survived by his loving wife Barbara; daughter Kathy of Port Coquitlam, BC; son Kim (Sandra) of Port Coquitlam, BC and two grandchildren: Conner, Shane. Jack passed away peacefully from his lifelong battle with Lung Disease. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:30 pm at the Rutland United Church, 1370 Rutland Road North, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.


Goodbye again beloved kin, it seems to us that we live our lives like a candle in the wind never knowing when the rain sets in. In loving memory of Gerhard, husband and father, Gary and Eric sons and brothers, always in our hearts never forgotten. -Eva, Brian and Family

In the finals for the annual Christmas Classic co-ed tournament at Soccer Quest, The Whos defeated Multiple Scoregasms in the open division (pictured top left, top right and centre) and Abacus defeated Red Dog in the masters division (pictured below left and below right). Sam Van Schie photos

Shirley Dianne Lipsack October 09, 1942 December 18, 2012

Shirley Dianne Lipsack (Traxel) of Kaslo, British Columbia passed away at the Victorian Community Health Center in Kaslo on December 18, 2012 due to complications from ovarian cancer. Shirley came to Kaslo from Calgary in the mid 2000’s to be with Kurt Patalla, who passed away on November 08, 2011. She was actively involved in the community, working at the Kaslo Drug Store, she was a member of St. Andrew’s Church, and volunteered with numerous charities. Shirley is survived by her one daughter, Tracy (Michael) Fawcett of Calgary, and grandchildren Zachary Fawcett of Calgary, and Bronwyn (Jeff) Butler of Calgary, her beloved Jack Russell Terrier, Mikey, brothers Norman (Jerolyn) Traxel and Keith Traxel, sister Darlene (Brian) Kemp, along with numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind Kurt’s sons Gordon Patalla of Vancouver Island and Robert (Lisa) Patalla of Calgary. Cremation has taken place and a funeral service will be held in Kalso late next spring or early summer (2013). As per her wishes, the funeral will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, which will be followed by interment at the Kaslo Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Cancer Society Box 292, Nelson BC, V1L 5P9. Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Online condolences may be expressed at

Joyce Lillian Fraser Born: April 18, 1927 Passed: Dec. 24, 2012 Born to William and Edith Isherwood in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Joyce spent her childhood in that city before her family came west during the Depression and settled in Aldergrove, BC. Joyce left high school to take a job in Vancouver during the war years. It was while working for the income tax service that Joyce was introduced by her friend, Ruth Fraser, to Ruth’s big brother Ron. Ron Fraser was the love of her life, and they married in May, 1950. Daughters Patricia and Colleen were born and the family was complete. They moved to Grand Forks in 1958 for Ron’s job with the CPR, and it was there that Joyce raised her children and made a home. Ron and Joyce moved to Nelson in 1973. Joyce volunteered at the IODE shop and the Salvation Army. Kind-hearted, good-natured and enormous fun, Joyce was a cut-throat Scrabble player and avid knitter. She embraced the new technology of email whole heartedly as it allowed her to keep in touch with family and friends far afield.She kept up-to-date on current events, but family was Joyce’s greatest joy. She looked forward to visits from her children and grandchildren and loved to see the newest member of the family, two-year-old Fraser. Joyce leaves behind her husband of 62 years, Ron; daughters Patricia (Cal Koat) and Colleen, grandchildren Morgan Westcott (Matt). Tavis Blishen, Rhys Geisler (Kieren). and Chelsea Blishen; great-granddaughter Fraser Westcott; sister Pearl Seifred (Stan), sister-in-law Ruth Fox,many nieces and nephews and cousins in the UK. No services will be held. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Kootenay Lake Hospital, 3 View Street, Nelson BC V1L 2V1. Online condolences may be expressed at arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

Forever in our hearts and our thoughts

Nelson Star Reporter

the match. The Whos captain Tyler Anderson said it was a tough battle. “They’re a quicker, stronger team,” Anderson said of the competition. “We kept the pressure on. Everyone was working really hard out there. We didn’t want to come in second again.” In the masters division (ladies 30 and older, men 35 and older) it was Abacus versus Red Dog in the finals. Abacus took an early lead in the game and was up 2-0 after the first half. The second half saw goals from both sides, but Abacus maintained their lead, finishing the game ahead 5-2. Abacus team captain Pat Hodgson credited the strong female players on his team for giving Abacus an edge over the competition (the tournament rules required teams have two women players on the field at all times). “The skilled women on our roster really helped us. They were probably our strongest component,” Hodgson. Overall, Hodgson said it was a great tournament and was grateful to Soccer Quest for organizing it and everyone who came out to play.

Obituaries & Memorials


Nelson Star Friday, January 4, 2013


Niallan Collier set a new personal best in 50 meter butterfly at a December swim meet in Kamloops.

Kootenay swim club midway in season

NELSON — The Kootenay Swim Club attended its third meet of the short course season in Kamloops before Christmas break. This meet marks the halfway point of the short course season in preparation for the AA and AAA championship meets at the end of February. The Kootenay Swim Club has doubled in size this season and the swim meet was the club’s largest turnout thus far. Swimmers ranging from ages nine to 18 participated in the meet. Young swimmers, coming from both Castlegar and Nelson, where the club practices, swam up to eight races each plus relays over the course of the weekend in Kamloops. For the shorter distance events of the meet, there were console and final swims in the afternoons, for which three Kootenay Swim Club members qualified to compete in. Niallan Collier made afternoon swims in all of the events he competed in placing top eight in 50 free, 100 breaststroke, 50 fly, 100 fly, and 200 individual medley. Collier dropped over a second and a half off his 50 fly and 50 free and over nine seconds in his 100 fly swim. Gabby Hanvold qualified for an AAA time in the morning swim in the 50 fly and was within tenths of a second to a national age group qualifying time; Riley Mager swam 100 breaststroke, also qualifying for his first AAA time. Two swimmers successfully competed in their first ever swim meet, Lee-Ann Zaitsoff and Ella Koth, both learning the ways of a swim meet and performing exceptionally well for first-time meet goers.

Nelson Star Carrier of the Month Joe Woodward

Cleaning House

Rev. Scott Simpson - First Baptist Church The old Roman god of doorways lends his name to our first month. Janus is most often depicted with two faces, giving him the ability to look back while moving forward. And so we recall this past year even as we enter a new one. Looking back over this past year, there are certainly things that we would love to forget. It would be nice to hit ‘delete’ Nelson Christian Science Society a time or A Branch of the Mother Church in Boston MA two . . . or three Sunday Service in Balfour or four. 9:30 am at the Anglican Church on Busk Rd. Mistakes For information 250-229-5237 were

A Friendly Bible Centre Church Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am

“Pressing On”

623 Gordon Rd. Nelson BC V1L 5X6 Phone 250-352-9322 • Pastor Rev. Ken H. Keber Refreshments are served after the service (Affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada)


Covenant Church

Loving Jesus, Loving People, Transforming Lives


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

The Salvation Army Nelson Community Church

Sunday Worship Service at 11:00 am Tell us a little bit about yourself:

I’m a recent immigrant from the States (Denver, Colo.) and am soon to apply for Canadian citizenship. I have interests in weather, geography and geology. I have been reading the newspaper (my parents said) since I started reading at 4. I have taught English as a Second Language off and on for a few years. I also know some sign language.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time I like to read, hike, snowshoe and keep in touch with friends and family.

Why do you like delivering the Nelson Star? I enjoy delivering the Star because I get plenty of exercise doing so, it is good for my “orienteering” skills and because I enjoy the views when I deliver!

Joe will receive a Subway Gift Card Subway 327 Baker Street• 250-352-7165 15

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 •

made and struggles were faced and losses were endured. But we need to remember our mistakes in the hope that we won’t make them again. We need to recall the struggles so that we can become stronger. And we need to face our losses so we can know our own hearts and affirm what is important in our lives. Hitting the delete button is not an option if we want to grow. But sometimes the memories of our emotional hurts are so painful that we either block them out or hold onto them too tightly. They can trip us up and keep us from moving freely into today. And I sense that these memories have such negative power over us largely because of the guilt we still associate with them. Sometimes the guilt is self-inflicted, a kind of shame or false guilt, because Anglican Church of Canada we really have done nothing wrong. St. Saviour's ProCathedral Sometimes it is Ward & Silica, Nelson Family Service & Eucharist legitimate, because Sunday 10:30 am we really did mess St. Matthew's Village Road, South Slocan up! Either way, it Sunday 9:30 am is our conscience (No service third Sunday) Office: 8 am - 12 pm Tue - Fri that is often heavy 250.352.5711 St. Michael & All Angels Busk Road Balfour with these painful Sunday service 11 AM memories. And ALL ARE WELCOME! so, any attempt to find healing for these memories needs to go beyond simply reframing or reinterpreting the starts at 11am original event. A path to healing and freedom needs to deal Any questions? Contact 250-354-5394 with our latent guilt. 905 Gordon Rd Unfortunately, (IHA Bldg., back door) churches are often seen as places that inflict guilt rather than as agents of healing and freedom. Sunday @ 10:30AM Yet this is why Jesus came. Speaking to Central School Gym law-bound religious Corner of Ward and Mill, Nelson leaders, Jesus said, ‘If • Developing Relationships the Son sets you free, • Music that will move you • Helping people - Help people you are free indeed’ Jim Reimer 1- 888- 761- 3301 ( John 8:36) and the letter of Hebrews states that Jesus came to, ‘cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so First that we may serve the Baptist Church living God’ (Hebrews 9). If we face up 611 Fifth Street 250-352-3212 to and admit our Sunday Worship at 10:00 am mistakes, God can be Pastor Scott Simpson trusted to cleanse us and grant us a fresh start. As we walk through Sunday Worship Gathering 10:00 am the doorway of this Nelson MINISTER David Boyd New Year, may we United Church know the grace of EPIPHANY SUNDAY God that ‘cleans Holy Communion house’ so that we Taize Service 7:00 p.m. may live with greater Youth Gathering Sat. Jan 5th, 6:00 p.m. freedom in 2013.

Unity Centre of the Kootenays

White Stone Ceremony

First Baptist Church

Nelson United Church

602 Silica Street, Nelson BC V1L 4N1 Ph: 250.352.2822 •


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Friday, January 4, 2013 Nelson Star


Check This Out – Anne DeGrace

Enjoying the view The flying librarians look to the future


Nelson Baseball Association


January 22, 6:30 pm

Nelson Credit Union meeting room, 501 Vernon Street , Nelson.

All interested minor baseball parents are invited to attend.

Favorite book nominations

RolleR DeRby giRls love these gReat ReaDs: • Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky • Pillars of The Earth by Ken Follett (and his other historical sagas) • Even Cowgirls get the Blues by Tom Robbins • Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho • Never Have Your Dog Stuffed by Alan Alda • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern • Wicked by Gregory Maguire • Amy Tan by Saving Fish from Drowning • Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

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his time of year news media is just wrapping up the annual year-in-review. You can bet that Nik Wallenda’s tightrope walk across Niagara Falls last summer will be among the news stories of 2012. It makes a great jumping-off point (sorry) for this week’s column. For me, the transition from one year to the next always feels a little tightropey, poised on a wire between old and new. And in that endlessly malleable manner of running metaphors, I almost always feel that way in my job at the library. Some days, it’s a bunch of friendly, bookish clowns holding a safety net below, while other days, it feels like a technology-filled Niagara Falls just one mis-step away. But as one technology-based company asserts, the Future is Friendly. And I have to remember that, the e-reading revolution notwithstanding, things are remarkably sameish in many ways. In 1959 a Nelson Daily News editorial cited stats for the Nelson library: “The number of book borrowers has risen from 1,828 in 1957 to 1,917 last year … the total number of books circulated

Nelson Public Library has one of the highest circulation rates per capita compared to other BC towns of similar size.

was up from 32,042 to 37,088. Compared with other cities in BC, this is a high rate of use.” It’s January 2013, and indeed, the more things change, the more they stay the same. The Nelson Public Library still enjoys one of the highest circulation rates per capita compared to other BC towns of similar size. We circulate almost half our collection each month — that’s 20,000 items! Of those monthly circulations, 400 to 500 are e-books. It’s true we’re changing the way we read as a society, and if at times it feels precarious, there are great opportunities waiting on the other side. Now, we get more and more of our information online, and the library is responding to that shift with new databases on everything from travel to car repair. But reading is reading, whether it’s an e-book or a literal pageturner. Any way you slice it, Nelson reads.

Nelson Reads is also a Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy initiative as part of Family Literacy Week (January 20 to 27), aimed at encouraging people to nominate a favourite book — e-book or hold-in-your-hands book, it’s all good. Family Literacy Week’s focus on learning — in all ways, shapes, and forms — aims to guide us safely into an exciting future. Go to cbal. org, and watch this space on January 18 for more. A new year is all about looking back: what we’ve done, where we’ve been, where the rope wobbled and where it held true. In 2012, the library circulated 236,000 items to a membership of more than 10,600. That makes me feel pretty solid on our library highwire. It’s also about looking forward: where will be in 10 years, or 20? Anne DeGrace’s library column is featured every second Friday in the Star.

Young Adult book Adult Fiction Adult Non-Fiction Tell us why this book is a great read: _____________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ *your nomination may be published in the Nelson Star

Your Name ________________________________________________ Phone Number _____________________________________________ Email ____________________________________________________ There will be a draw for a bag of books in each category! School classes who would like to participate please use the form sent to your school or available at any of the nominations drop off locations. Forms can be returned to: The Learning Place (lower level of City Hall) Nelson Public Library • The Nelson Star • Otter Books Email to: Please return form by Family Literacy Day – January 27th For more information call: Joan at 250-352-3218 or email at Joanne at 250-505-5683 or email at


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This year KAAP plans to help more cats and dogs than ever, but we can’t do it alone! Please support your rescue organization by ADOPTING, DONATING and FOSTERING. Here are a few excellent pets needing forever homes. More are listed on our website at, or call Daryl at 250-551-1053 for info.

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There’s 45 km of groomed and trackset rail trail waiting in the Slocan Valley for those who appreciate outdoor adventure. From Crescent Valley to Slocan Lake you’re likely to find classic and skate skiers, as well as snowshoers and walkers taking advantage of the efforts of the volunteers from the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society. There are also around 20 benches and picnic tables to relax at — many of which have pristine views of the area. The trail society would like all those using the trail to please respect trail etiquette while out there enjoying the magic of the Slocan Valley. The trackset is for the enjoyment of skiers. The rest of the groomed trail is for walkers, snowshoers and skate skiers. Please keep your pets under control at all times when using the trail and make sure to clear their droppings off the groomed trail (it makes it messy for the groomers if you don’t). Horse riders are requested to refrain from riding on the groomed sections of the trail during the winter grooming season. There are several donation boxes on along the Slocan Valley Rail Trail. If you appreciate the efforts of the volunteers who go out night and day to prepare the trail, leaving a donation helps offset their limited funding. As well, there are ski, boots and poles available to borrow for those first-time skiers who want to get out and experience the rail trail. The annual Winter Rail Trail Ski Day will be on Sunday, January 27 from noon to 2 p.m. This year the bonfire and refreshments will be found about two kilometres north of the Passmore trailhead. Come on out and enjoy. If you wish to know more about what’s happening on the trail, visit the website at

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South Nelson School donated $400 for Friends of the Family last month. The school raised the money by selling wristbands that said “I love Friends” on them. They’re going to continue to sell the wristbands throughout the school year and hope to be able to make another donation. Pictured here (from left) are Sasha Kitch, Ellen Gray, Sam Kitch, Brianne Stefani, Emily Beauchamp and Carolyn Stefani. This very nice, easy-to-keep spayed female has been homeless for way too long. She is an indoor kitty, and loves people, the more attention the better. She needs to be an only pet. Call 250-551-1053.


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Located on a quiet well maintained road, this 6-year-old home is sure to turn a few heads. On just over an acre, this property offers south eastern exposure and a fenced garden area. The 3-bed, 2-bath home with just over 1600 sq ft offers an open plan, great light and the comfort of owning something only a few years old. Within 20 min to both Nelson and Castlegar, don’t delay, see it today.

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What does Nelson have in common with Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories? We will soon find out. Sixteen L.V. Rogers Secondary students are participating in an exchange with Chief Julius School in Fort McPherson. The northern students will be here for a week in February. Our students will travel to the remote hamlet of 850, which is home to the Teetl’it Gwich’in People, in April. “Not only will our students visit a part of Canada that few of us will ever see, but both groups will be challenged to embrace a very different culture and many new experiences,” explained teacher Jeff Yasinchuk. The community of Fort McPherson is preparing to take our students caribou hunting and dog sledding, to work with elders on traditional crafts, to be honoured guests at a community feast, and to travel to a nearby village for a spring festival.

The LVR students are meeting twice a week to plan activities that will help our guests learn about our communities, our culture, and some of the ecosystems in our region. They hope to connect with local aboriginal people, tour a dam, go snowshoeing to learn about mountain caribou, visit the hot springs, go downhill skiing, sing with the Corazon Youth Choir, and work on a few community service projects. Selkirk College has offered to host a lunch and activities at their Aboriginal Gathering Place. The students would also like to do a group art project to commemorate the experience: to create two mosaics with one going on permanent display here in Nelson and the second going to Fort McPherson. The YMCA Youth Exchanges Canada program covers the costs of travel between the two communities. The LVR students are currently writing grants and seeking donations to cover the costs of the activities that they will do while the northern students

Sixteen students from L.V. Rogers Secondary school will travel to Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories in April. A burger and beer fundraiser for their trip goes January 18 at Finley’s.

are here. To help raise money, Finley’s is hosting a burger and beer night on Friday, January 18 and the students are organizing a movie night and BBQ lunch for other LVR students. “We really need the community to embrace our guests from Fort McPherson,” said student Micah May. “Many of them have never travelled outside of their region so we want them to feel

welcome and part of our community, rather than just visitors.” The LVR students are also hoping to raise enough money to create a mini documentary film about the exchange experience. They would like to show the film to the broader community, to schools around the region and enter it into some youth film festivals. Readers of the Nelson Star

will learn about the experience as it unfolds because the LVR students will take turns writing a bi-monthly column that will chronicle their efforts to plan activities, host our guests and then travel north. Anyone who would like more information about the exchange or could make a donation to this exciting adventure should contact L.V. Rogers at 250-352-5538.


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Nelson's Best Singer Finalists December 20 was a day to remember at L.V. Rogers secondary school as some of Nelson's top singers competed in the audition round of the second annual Nelson's Best Singer Contest. Even though the roads outside were miserable, driving conditions terrible, a lively crowd was entertained for a couple of hours by some of the immense local talent that Nelson has to offer! The top 16 singers pictured here will advance on to the semi-finals to be held February 7 at the Capitol Theatre. Each of the Nelson performers will be given the opportunity to sing one song that evening. Judges, who will be

brought in from out of town, will score each singer. The top four singers will have the opportunity to sing a second song that very same night. The top two singers from that night will win cash prizes, and will advance on to the Kootenays Best Singer Championships with the opportunity to win another cash prize of $1,000, plus recording studio time to record a song that will be showcased on local radio stations. The top singer in the Kootenays will also get the opportunity to sing at the Kootenay Festival as well as the Kaslo Jazz Festival this summer. Tickets to the Nelson finals on Feb-

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hey may have been a flash in the pan but they are the songs that everyone knows — the onehit wonders. “It must be hard to deal with. You have this big No. 1 hit, you tour the world and everything is crazy for awhile but you can’t follow it up and you just dwindle away,” said Rann Berry, lead singer for Rann Berry and the One Hit Wonders. “I say they call them one hit wonders because they sit around wondering what the hell happened.” The group has taken those tunes that may have been novelty, a summer-time jam or a quirky dance song and created a Las Vegas type show. They come to The Capitol Theatre in Nelson on Saturday, January 12. “It’s those big hits from the 60s and 70s that you forgot you loved because they were big, big hits but just one-hit wonder bands,” said Berry. “It is so amazing because everyone who comes to the show doesn’t think they are going to recognize the songs and they end up recognizing and loving every single one of them.” Some of the hits you should expect to hear include “Seasons In The Sun,” “Kung Fu Fighting” and “Indiana Wants Me.” Berry said he spent two years researching and agonizing over what

songs to pick and getting the look for the show. He discovered some of these big hits were accidental. “The DJ would play the wrong side of the record they were sent and it caught on. These songs were never meant to be a hit. That is the whole dilemma, because typically a B-side is a throw away. If it becomes your big hit it might not even be like any of your other stuff. It was almost a career killer in some cases,” said Berry. Many of the songs are ones that those in the band grew up on, that is why Berry said they are so passionate when they play them. They actually love every

song, as do most people. “It is unbelievable the crowd response we get. There are people singing along, spontaneous applause, standing ovations right in the middle of a song,” said Berry. “We couldn’t believe we have had so many people come out to our shows but it is that love for the songs combined with the great show we have.” Tickets to Rann Berry and the One Hit Wonders at The Capitol Theatre are available at the theatre box office and online at Vurb will be giving away two pairs of tickets to the show. For details, “Like” us at


David Raitt and the Baja Boogie Band David Raitt comes from a genetic line of musical heritage. His father John and sister Bonnie Raitt are both international mega-stars. David has 16 albums to his name and has recorded and performed with multitudes of international artists including his sister Bonnie Raitt and Jimmy Thackery. David splits his time between California and Pescadero, BCS in the lower Baja, Mexico, where he writes and records in his studio. It was in Mexico that David encountered The Baja Boogie Band. Last April the band performed at the Cerritos Beach Baja Festival headlined by Ky Mani Marley. They have been touring and recording together since, recently headlining the Big Sky Blues Fest in Montana. David Raitt and The Baja Boogie Band will play an early show at The Royal tonight (January 4) with Clinton Swanson and Friends who regularly host the after work swing party Fridays at The Royal. Both bands promise to keep you moving on the dance floor. The show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. They are available at the Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and After Friday night, The Royal will be closed for 10 days. It reopens on January 16.

Stash Trax Dustin Stashko 103.5 The Bridge Afternoon Drive Host It’s a new year, which means you probably made some new resolutions; maybe to lose some weight, read more books, or start to exercise. I support you with whatever resolution you made! Why? Because I didn’t make one. It’s less disappointing that way. I’m still angry that my last resolution to invent hoverboard technology didn’t come to fruition. I blame the government. Here’s the thing though, you need to keep that positive energy up every day to make those resolutions a reality (hippy statement), and these song’s will help you get there! The Beach Boys – “Barbara Ann” Come on, seriously? These guys are

the KINGS of keeping people positive. Except for that whole thing with them last year when the band kicked Brian Wilson out... Again. Whatever, POSITIVITY! Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band – “Kodachrome” probably the best Paul Simon cover. The words and the beat will keep your mind focused on that resolution of yours. “... All the world’s a sunny day...” Cloud Cults – “Lucky today” They sing about having 25 cents in the wallet, and one foot in the grave, but they still feel lucky about today! Really, so should you. Dire Straits – “Walk Of Life” From the opening of this song, to the simple chorus “he do the walk of life,” it will make you do the same.

Why? Because it makes you dance. Dancing (even if it’s like an idiot) leads to smiling, which then leads to positivity.

Rogue Wave – “Lake Michigan” This band has a somewhat crazy history. Drummer Pat Spurgeon had to take a portable dialysis machine on tour, due to kidney failure. The untimely death of past member and close friend to the band Evan Farrell would hit a band pretty hard as well. Instead of letting it grind them down, they fought back and their music is still some of the most uplifting tunes you could listen to.

Gorillaz– “Feel Good Inc.” The Gorillaz always combined fun beats with catchy vocals that you probably didn’t know the words to. I just looked up the lyrics to this one, and my mind is blown. I’ve been singing it incorrectly for years. Lord Huron – “Time To Run” Let’s say your resolution was to love unabashedly this year, and to open your heart up to anything that comes your way. This pure Americana vibey time will help you out with it. Promise. David Bowie – “Modern Love” This song came out when Bowie was probably at the height of his pop success, and was wildly successful.

Jonsi – “Go Do” This is music that can make you just “DO,” as the title implies. The pulsating drum throughout, and the sincere lyrics “We should always know that we can do anything” should convince you enough to listen to this one. It’s a nice way to round out to the playlist as well, because it ends on such a high note.

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Kootenay Bay author tells of Alberta settlers Brian Lawrence Black Press reporter


t took decades, but the October publication of Napi’s Dance meant that Kootenay Bay’s Alanda Greene was finally able to tell the story that has its roots in her childhood.

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Her father’s parents homesteaded in Southern Alberta, and when she was young, Greene and her family would visit the farm each summer to help with the harvest. “I would walk with my father in the country where there was still untouched prairie,” she said. “I kept having visions of people who were there.” And while living on the edge of Calgary, she would often gallop bareback on her horse into the country to get a feel for times past. “I felt like a country mouse even though I lived in the city,” she said. “I would imagine it without fences in those open areas.” Napi’s Dance tells the story of Snake Woman, a member of the Blackfoot, which dominated Southern Alberta in the mid-1800s, and 15-year-old Eleanor, who arrives in Western Canada with her homesteading parents in the mid-1800s. Their backgrounds differ greatly, but they share a love of the sweeping prairie landscape and a hope that their respective peoples can survive a time of great change. Like Eleanor, Greene’s grandmother was 15 when she moved to Alberta, and although the character is quite different, that age played an important role in the creation of Napi’s Dance. “It’s that time when young women are really able to make new connections to nature and be receptive to something new,” Greene said. “She was the right age for being taken out of the culture she was in and taken to this vast open prairie.” Greene’s childhood memories were obviously key to the story, which was sparked in 1992, at the burial of her 98-year-old grandmother, who died just after Greene completed an intensive course at the Yasodhara Ashram. While at a Lethbridge cemetery, recalled Greene, “the minister takes the dirt and she scatters it on top and says, ‘Ashes to ashes.’ A pack of coyotes comes over the ridge and starts to sing. ... What came to my mind is that there was a story to be told. I don’t know if it was about my grandmother, but it was about that land.” She began researching the First Nations and settlers’ experiences, and discovered that set-

tlers had a strong sense they could do what they wished with the land. “It was quite a disruption for those people there, a tremendous disruption of a way of life that came through the disruption to the land,” said Greene, a retired teacher who manages the Yasodhara Ashram bookstore. She and her husband, Sonni, moved to the East Shore in 1975 with the goal of using it as a base for travelling and teaching. “I was definitely not ready to settle down — but apparently Sonni was,” she said with a laugh. They bought land at Kootenay Bay in 1978, then built a house in 1983. She continued to teach at the Crawford Bay school, and in 1996, wrote Rights to Responsibility: Multiple Approaches to Developing Character and Community, a book for middle school educators. “I did a lot of writing for education journals,” said Greene. “The publishing company noted I was writing a lot of things in Green Teacher. They asked if I could pull it together into a whole book.” It was a different experience writing fiction, and Greene had a strong urge to include too much historical information, but when that was edited out, it left behind a strong story — one that was editor’s choice on iTunes for the week of Oct. 22-29, quite an accomplishment at the end of the long road toward publication. “I’m not quite sure I ever believed it would get published,” she said. “It’s not an easy thing to do for an unknown writer.” Napi’s Dance is available at Otter Books in Nelson.


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Ballet, Jazz Ballet, Street Dance: what’s the difference? Find out! Come to the Capitol Theatre and experience two supremely sophisticated — and different—dance troupes on January 31 and February 23. You might say “I’m not so sure about ballet” or “I love ballet, but what’s this jazz dance stuff?” Challenge yourself! Attend both performances and experience live dance at its best. Compare two distinct styles, allow yourself to become enthralled, and open up to an artistic genre that is powerful and athletic. This season’s dance offerings begins on January 31 with Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake by Ballet Jörgen Canada, created especially to celebrate the dance company’s 25th Anniversary season. Under the artistic direction of Bengt Jörgen, 24 dancers illustrate the extraordinary beauty of traditional ballet in its purest form. Ballet Jörgen Canada is the only major Canadian ballet company with a repertoire of exclusively original works, reaching over 40,000 people each year – one third of whom are under the age of 18, proving that traditional ballet touches all the generations. Watch a trailer for Swan Lake at

Attending a live performance or play is a shared experience in which many people of all ages come together to collectively experience an imaginary journey. It’s a unique experience that can’t be replicated in any other way. At the Capitol Theatre we strive to bring to you nationally and internationally acclaimed performers and professionals. In live performance there is no playback; you don’t get to watch it later. There’s just one night and then it’s gone on to the next city, the next country…and you can say “I was there.” Buy your tickets now online at or phone 250 3526363 Tuesday through Friday, noon to 4:30pm. We reopen on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. See you at the theatre!


The second dance company, performing February 23, is the internationally renowned Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal. The company has just finished its European and USA tour and we are privileged to have them in Nelson as part of a Western Canada tour. A thrilling fusion of styles and polished techniques

under the direction of Louis Robitaille, the 12 dancers of Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal will perform two pieces. Night Box, choreographed by Wei Wang, is inspired by urban life as it unfolds at night. Fast paced and breathtaking, this piece is a high voltage work in which love, loss and joy are intertwined and expressed through contemporary ballet and street dance performed in groups, trios, duets and solos. The second piece is Harry, choreographed by Israeli-American Barak Marshall and set to a score combining jazz, Israeli folksongs, and traditional music to create a fabulous extravaganza of dance. Watch a trailer for Night Box and Harry at

The Nelson and District Arts Council is ringing in the New Year with two major projects. The first is a digital Resource Centre that will include an Artist Directory of all interested artists in all disciplines from Nelson and district. The development work is well under way, check the website for regular updates.

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We are currently working on a Digital Resource Centre that will include an Artist Directory of all interested artists in all disciplines from Nelson and district. And Nelson’s ArtWalk will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2013. If you have some ideas and would like to get involved, the first Ideas/ Planning session will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 23rd, 7 pm at the Chamber of Commerce Board Room. Come and get involved in your Arts Council. Check out your website at



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eing attracted, or repelled, by a winery name is pretty much like judging a book by its cover. But who among us hasn’t done just that?

When I’m standing before a shelf full of wines, or even driving around wine country, I occasionally find myself surprised at the response I feel to the name of the winery. It can be positive or negative, but it is often a strong one, strong enough to influence my shopping or visiting. Years ago, we had several enjoyable visits at Scherzinger Vineyards near Summerland. Those were in the earlier years of the Okanagan wine industry’s rebirth and like many others, this winery didn’t look like it had much professional input into its marketing and branding. On one visit the owner, whose first name now escapes me, admitted that the Scherzinger name was proving to be a challenge in drawing people to the winery, and in ordering its wines in stores and restaurants. Why? Most people don’t know how to pronounce the name, he said. Shkare-tsing-ah, Share-tsing-ah would be the likely German pronunciations, but others opted for Sure-zinger and even more creative ones. Eventually, the winery was sold. Enter Bernie HadleyBeauregard (speaking of names!) of the Brandever marketing firm. The winery was rebranded as Dirty Laundry Vineyards and it’s been a popular

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attraction ever since. Intriguing name and story, great label. It’s actually quite remarkable, the Hadley-Beauregard influence on winery names and images. A quick scroll through the Brandever website reveals that he has been the marketing guru behind Blasted Church, Moon Curser, Monster Vineyards, Therapy Vineyards, Tantalus, Hard Row to Hoe, Laughing Stock, Megalomaniac and 8th Generation, all Okanagan wineries. Other labels for international contracts include Nauti Buoy, Foreign Affair, Stubborn Fool and Whatamacallit. Do you think this guy has fun at his job? Of course not all winery names have curb appeal. I purposely used to drive past Golden Beaver, thinking that its amateurish stab at a double entendre wasn’t a good indication of what I might find in the winery. It has since been renamed. Same with Hollywood and Vine, which was just a little silly to me. The Summerland winery was sold earlier this year and renamed Saxon Winery, perhaps not a great name, but a step up, nonetheless. Not surprisingly, geography and animals dominate BC winery names, the latter likely inspired by the success Australian wines had with their branding efforts. I’m not a great fan of generic geographical names like Lake Breeze, Hillside, Seven Stones and Desert Hills. They seem to lack an effort in their naming, somehow. More specific geographic names like Mission

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Hill, Elephant Island and Skimmerhorn at least evoke a locality. Birds and animals have been quite successful on labels in this province. Think of Burrowing Owl, Quail’s Gate, Stag’s Hollow, Red Rooster and Wild Goose. Family names, of course, also remain popular. House of Rose, Meyer Family Vineyards, Nichol Vineyard (although the Nichols are no longer involved), Lang, Herder and D’Angelo, for instance. My favourite names and labels create a sense of story before one even knows about the history. That’s why Blasted Church was such a success, I think. Who doesn’t want to know the story behind the name? Add to the mix the incredibly innovative and still unique cartoons that appear on each label and the branding has led to prolonged success. Therapy Vineyards is another that presents a full package of possibilities for marketing. The slogan “Everybody needs a little Therapy” is memorable and the use of Rorschach blots is brilliant. More recently, the name and image of Sigmund Freud have been used to great success and there is a sense of humour that abounds in the image. Who doesn’t want to indulge in a bubbly called Fizzio Therapy, for example, or Freudian Sip? Winery names are endlessly fascinating. And so is each person’s response to them.

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Here’s the thing about the commercially manufactured granola from the cereal isle: Most of it has way too much sugar and not enough nuts. I never liked the stuff until I started making it from scratch. It only takes about five minutes to whip up a batch of granola at home (plus baking time) and I’m telling you, you’ll never want to eat packaged granola again. This recipe can be modified to suit your tastes/what you have in your cupboards. Use cashews instead or almonds or maple syrup instead of honey. Or mix some barley flakes in with the rolled oats to up the protein content. You can’t really go wrong, as long at you remember not to bake the fruit (seriously, I’ve done it).

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine oil, water and honey. In a larger bowl combine oats, seeds, almonds, coconut, cinnamon and salt. Pour honey mixture into oat mixture and stir until oats and nuts are evenly coated. Spread granola onto two baking sheets. Bake 10 minutes, stir, bake 10 more minutes or until toasted. Cool, then stir in dried fruit before storing in an air tight container.

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on Friday, January 25. Doors at 10 p.m. Ticket details at the Hume Hotel.

The Nelson Play Reading Series continues on Saturday, Jaunary 12 with a reading of Scorched by Quebecois playwright Wajdi Mouawad (Alphonse), directed by Adriana Bogaard. On Jaunary 25 there will be a reading of 12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose, directed by Bessie Wapp. The readings will feature local actors, such as Lucas Myers, Lisel Forst, Stephen Fowler, Brian d’Eon, Geoff Burns, Pat Henman, Michael Pearce, Bessie Wapp and many others. Both reading are at the Old Church Hall, 602 Kootenay Street, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 per reading. Ballet Jörgen Canada presents Swan Lake at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, Janauary 31 at 8 p.m. Artistic director Bengt Jörgen has revised the classical and dramatic Swan Lake, adding a hint of Canadian heritage, as is often a sign of his work. Tickets are $35 or $28 for students and seniors, available through the Capitol Theatre box office and online at

Visual Art

Rescue – My Landscape, a mixed media installation by Calgary-based artist Lylian Klimek is at Oxygen Art Centre until February 9. Admission is free. Oxygen Art Centre, located at 320 Vernon Street (alley entrance), is open Wednesday to Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.


Four international headlining comedians have come together to go snowboarding during the day and do comedy shows at night. Arj Barker (Dave from the HBO sitcom Flight of the Conchords), Just for Laughs winner Dan Quinn, Edinburgh nominee Pete Johansson and Craig Campbell will be at the Capitol Theatre on Tuesday, January 29. Tickets are $30 or $15 for students, available through the Capitol Theatre box office and online at


The Royal presents David Raitt and The Baja Boogie Band with Clinton Swanson and Friends on Friday, January 4. Come out for a swinging shindig. Start the night off dancing with Clinton Swanson and Friends,  followed by David Raitt (yes, he’s the brother of Bonnie Raitt) and the Baja Boogie Band to keep you dancing with their smooth style of funky, blues rock. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door, or $10 in advance at The Royal, Urban Legends,

Nelson Overture Concerts Society presents Allison Girvan on January 26, 8 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. Joining her on stage will be pianist Christoph Martens, upright bassist Mark Spielman and violinist Don Macdonald. Tickets $24 for adults, $14 for students and seniors, available at the theatre box office.

JFB comes to Spiritbar on Saturday, January 26. Doors at 10 p.m. Ticket details at the Hume Hotel.

Castlegar jazz/folk duo Motes & Oats play at Ellison's on Saturday, January 5.

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Ellison's Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions celebrates five years Saturday, January 5 with three duos with interesting names... ChizelSpanK will bring their edgy folk and harmonies to the stage at noon, followed by Pickled Thistle (aka Janet and Terry Marshall) and Motes & Oats.

The Raygun Cowboys from Edmonton play The Royal on Friday, January 18. This five-piece Psychobilly rock ‘n roll band will keep you on the dance floor from the first to last song. Doors open 8 p.m. and the show starts around 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at The Royal, Urban Legends and

Dirty Tactix, L Nix and more are droppin' some bass at Spiritbar on Friday, January 11. Expect dubstep, drumstep, drum and bass, trap, electro and more, as we mix up the vibes to keep the night from getting stale. Cover is $2.

The Love and Light tour stops at Spiritbar Saturday, January 19. Comprised of the musical talents of Matt Madonna and Ryan Anderson, Love and Light hails from the high desert region of the Reno/ Tahoe Basin. Creating music that will touch your heart and elevate your soul, the duo’s primary focus is the uplifting of people across the world through pure intention, melodic synth lines, complex chord structure, intricate rhythms, and funky, chunky bass lines. Visit the Hume Hotel for ticket information. Doors open at 10 p.m.

Rann Berry and the One Hit Wonders come to the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, January 12. See the ultimate tribute to those wonderful and memorable songs that you forgot you love! The show pays tribute to that magical time between the mid-‘60s and mid-‘70s when bands and songwriters became free to express themselves, both musically and idealistically. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30, available through the Capitol box office and online at Cass Rhapsody comes to Spiritbar on Saturday, January 12. Doors at 10 p.m. Ticket details at the Hume Hotel. Electric Wednesdays with Estevan at The Royal on Jauary 16. Take your turn in the spotlight, or enjoy the music of those who do, at one of the Kootenay’s

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Zion I is a hip hop duo from Oakland, California, consisting of producer/DJ Amplive and MC Zumbi. They’re known for futuristic production techniques, using a mix of live instrumentation and samples, and positive and socially conscious lyrics. They come to Spiritbar on Thursday, January 24. Doors at 10 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance at the Hume Hotel or $20 at the door. Shows sold out all three times Zion I has come to Nelson. Chili Tom and Kori K come to Spiritbar

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The Royal presents The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra on Thursday, January 31. Emerging as one of Canada’s most exciting young multi-genre roots band, The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra’s faithful underground following has expanded to national awareness and has seen them playing festivals and stages across Canada and the US. Tofu Stravinsky will open the show. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts around 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and

At the Pub

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

Steal away with the hoodlums! Come to the Dam Inn on Friday nights for some of your favourite tunes, a seafood special and other fine eats and drinks. Music by Pauline Lamb aka Molly Malone, Marvin Walker kickin’ the ol’ travellin’ case and Glen Martin of Tuques and Von Butcher fame on mandolin and the guitbox. Things get going at 8 p.m. Minors welcome.

Fridays at Finley’s: After work and all request DJ to follow. Free cover.

Saturdays at Finley’s: All request DJ and free cover.

Sundays at Finley’s: Football with karaoke at 9 p.m.

Mondays at Finley’s: Football and battle of the hotels, bars and restaurants.

Tuesdays at Finley’s: Live rock n’ roll and blues band. Come play with the band.


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Nelson Star, January 04, 2013  

January 04, 2013 edition of the Nelson Star

Nelson Star, January 04, 2013  

January 04, 2013 edition of the Nelson Star