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Throwdown title paying dividends Nelson and Rossland mayors say community spirit and hard work won Powder Magazine’s coveted Ski Town Throwdown; Whitewater and Red Mountain already getting ‘a tonne of calls’ after last month’s impressive victory DARREN DAVIDSON Special to the Nelson Star

With media calls and public inquires being fielded from around the province and country following Nelson and Rossland’s Powder One Way $7.50 Magazine Ski Town Throwdown Return $11.00 *INCLUDES HST win, Mayor John Dooley is praising Riding with us more than once? Ask us about Shuttle Pass the community’s efforts in helping Booklets and SAVE! land the high profile honour. 602 Lake Street Over Christmas, Nelson and 250.354.4944 •1.800.666.9420 Rossland beat out 32 other North American ski destinations in a twomonth on-line contest to choose the continent’s very best ski town. “I believe we were successful RHC REALTY for several reasons,” says Dooley. “Both Nelson and Rossland have Serving Nelson a population that has deep roots and Area since here. Community pride was a huge 1908 factor.” The mayor says residents from both cities truly believe they live in an adventure tourism paradise. 250.352.7252 “And our ski hills are just one Independently Owned and Operated piece of that,” 11/27/2012 Dooley2:24:50 adds, NelsonStar_lug_NDCU_banklocal_Nov28-Jan9.pdf PM stressing the city’s four-season holiday opportunities. Rossland mayor Greg Granstrom agrees, saying Nelson and Rossland share tremendous community Not only were we spirit and rich history. the first financial “There’s a commonality between institution in town the two communities, not a comwith an ATM, we petitiveness,” says Granstrom. “It’s were the first with a huge asset. And we’re more than weekend hours. willing to share it all with the world. Open Saturday from We really compliment each other.” 9:30 to 12:30. Nelson Kootenay Lake ism and Tourism Rossland are now working together to leverage

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The proof is in the powder — 17-year-old Nelson skier Chloe Kuch was up to her elbows in famous Kootenay powder over the holidays, along with Christmas crowds that included Powder Magazine’s editor, here from Southern California, where the magazine is based. For more on Nelson/Rossland’s Powder Ski Town Throwdown win last month, and an interview with editor John Stifter, see page 2. Steve Ogle photo

the Ski Town Throwdown victory through the rest of the winter and warm-weather months to follow. The contest saw Whitewater and Red Mountain win head-to-head vote-offs with Sugarloaf, Maine; Whitefish, Montana; Crested Butte, Colorado; Sandpoint, Idaho and lastly, in an 11,426 to 10,572-vote final, Bozeman, Montana. Dooley pounded the pavement for every round, urging locals and visitors alike to vote.

“We made calls and emails to all our employees and Regional District [of Central Kootenay] directors and staff. Any chance we got, the contest was front and centre in every conversation we had for a number of weeks.” On a number of occasions, the mayor walked Baker and Vernon streets and Lakeside Drive, visiting business owners face-to-face. “I talked to, Facebook-ed, emailed and phoned almost every

contact I have across Canada and around the world,” Dooley adds. “And that’s a lot of contacts.” The promotional impact of the win, which saw Whitewater and Red out pace even global yearround resort greats like Whistler, Aspen and Jackson Hole, is already being felt. Whitewater Resort’s Anne Pigeon has already conducted Story continues to ‘Kootenay’ on Page 2


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hen it comes to powder, both the coveted snow variety and the esteemed ski publication (which has been around for 41 years), the man behind the magazine knows Whitewater and Red Mountain well. John Stifter has skied both resorts many times. Stifter was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. As a youngster he played pee wee and bantam hockey in Trail and Castlegar. He also spent a lot of time in both Schweitzer, Idaho and Bozeman, Montana — two of the four finalists in Powder’s Ski Town Throwdown. Stifer first interned at Powder in 2004, then worked for ESPN during the Winter X Games, going on to write for many magazines and websites including espn. com, The National Post and Nelson’s own Kootenay Mountain Culture. He was named Powder’s associate editor in 2007, senior editor in 2011, and finally, editor in 2012. Stifter spent a

Darren Davidson: How the heck did a couple of off-the-beaten-path places like Nelson/Rossland manage to beat out all the other incredible ski resorts included in Powder’s Ski Town Throwdown? John Stifter: You tell me (laughing). A contest of this nature that pits ski towns from across North America against each other elicits a lot of town pride and passion. And Nelson and Rossland, respectively, possess a lot of both. To be frank, watching this play out as a staff, we were relatively surprised how well all the small ski towns did against the giants, like Summit County, Colorado; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Whistler. But it’s safe to say that although those Goliath-like towns might have bigger ski areas, the skiing and towns of the smaller lot are certainly no Davids, especially when factoring in all the original culture and skiing options of the Kootenays. Ultimately, though, Kootenay people are simply


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Continued from Page 1 over a half dozen interviews with provincial and national media. Tourism Rossland’s executive director, Deanne Steven, says she’s almost been overwhelmed by “a tonne of calls.” Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce executive director Tom Thomson says the regional tourism sector’s im-

Powder Magazine editor John Stifter in Nelson last month.

cool, creative and sincere. DD: How many years has the Powder Throwdown been running, and will there be another next winter? JS: This is the first year. And, yes, we’ll most likely continue it next year, especially after gaining 57,000 new Facebook followers to our Powder FB page. DD: You’ve got a longtime relationship with three out of the four Throwdown finalists: Whitewater/Red, Schweitzer and Bozeman. Talk a bit about them all. JS: I grew up in Spokane and went to university from

pact on local job creation and economic stimulus is tough to understate. “Our board feels it is vitally important to our local economic well-being to create a sustainable tourism industry for the Nelson Kootenay Lake region. Holidayers here purchase accommodation packages, food and beverages, retail items, transportation, and all sorts of

2002 to 2006 at Montana State University in Bozeman. I’ve skied Whitewater and Red a bunch. My buddies from Montana and I would make an annual trip to the Kootenays every winter over New Year’s because we love the Kootenays so darn much. My resort of choice in the Bozeman area was Bridger Bowl for its infamous Ridge and proximity to town [a 20-minute drive], Big Sky for the park skiing, and Moonlight Basin because it was always empty and full of big descents. The Kootenays have more personality and a communal feel. Bridger most closely resembles Whitewater, as it’s a community-run, nonprofit ski hill. No condos or anything. I’d argue the Kootenays have better backcountry and it’s more accessible from the two ski areas. DD: So, when are you coming back? JS: Sooner than later. Probably for The Gathering at Red Mountain in late March. I’d do anything to call the Kootenays home.

visitor services during their stay.” Thomson says he believes the impact of the Ski Town Throwdown will be felt even more next year. “It will be another marketing angle that we will be able to continue to build on, and I am certain we will see the notoriety of Nelson and Rossland continue to grow in the years ahead.”

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Association Pitches City Council on New Space at Tenth Street Campus

Climbing club sets sights on Mary Hall SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

Kootenay Climbing Association has been in talks with Selkirk College about building a new climbing wall inside the Mary Hall Gymnasium at the Tenth Street Campus. The proposed climbing area could include about 2,000 square feet of walls up to 23 feet high for roped climbing and 1,000 square feet of wall for bouldering, and could open as early September 2013 if the climbing association gets its way. Climbing association representatives presented their business plan for the proposed project at Monday’s city council meeting. The City owns the Tenth Street Campus facility and Selkirk’s lease stipulates that it cannot sublet any portion of the premises without council approval. The climbing association, which last spring came before council asking to turn the Civic Theatre into a multi-use recreational facility along with the squash club, said that building its walls at Mary Hall is actually a better option than renovating the Civic.

“It’s way more viable in terms of cost and overhead,” climbing association president Shawn Tasker said. Renovating the Civic would have costs the two clubs $350,000 to $400,000. Building a climbing wall in Mary Hall will come in at $100,000, which Tasker said will be raised through fundraising and grant applications. To date the association has raised $1,500 from membership sales, and it has $20,000 committed from the climbing community in the form of zero interest loans. The existing funds are enough to bring the project through the design phases while it works to secure the money it will need to start building. “We don’t want a drawn out fundraising period,” Tasker said. “We’re fairly confident we’ll be able to raise the money from within the climbing community. There’s a strong community here that wants to make this happen.” Nelson has been without a climbing gym since Gravity Climbing Centre closed last April. Even without a climbing facility, the association has sold $10 memberships to

150 people who said they would use the gym when its available. “Those are people who have paid us for nothing, once we actually have something to offer we expect to sell way more memberships,” Tasker said, noting that the Nelson wall would be the only indoor roped climbing course in the West Kootenay and could attract climbers from outside the community. Councillor Deb Kozak was impressed with the number of people who would potentially use the gym, and other councillors offered the climbing association words of support. Mayor John Dooley suggested the association could ask Selkirk carpentry and welding students to help build the climbing wall. Ultimately, councillors unanimously supported the climbing associations request to operate in Mary Hall. Next, the association will need to solidify the agreement with Selkirk. Tasker said his group is asking to lease the space for $1 per year plus any additional costs the college incurs for having the facility open for climbers. “We want this to be cost

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Kootenay Climbing Association members Shawn Tasker (left) and Scott Jeffery (right) present the proposal before city council on Monday night. RIGHT — The first drawings of the proposed facility that would occupy a portion of the Mary Hall gym.

neutral for the college,” Tasker said. The association is asking for only a portion of the gymnasium space and current programming will not be impacted. The 24-by-60 foot area is currently being used for storage and is not an active part of existing recreation in the space ac-

cording to Tasker. He expects to finalize the deal with Selkirk in the coming week or so, and begin fundraising shortly

after that. The construction of the climbing wall would take place over the summer months when Mary Hall gym is closed.

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Four backcountry snowboarders who were lost in Hummingbird pass Saturday managed to find their way to safety after spending the night outdoors. The group of men in their late 20s and early 30s, including one from Ymir and others from Kelowna, Calgary and Edmonton, planned to head out along Evening Ridge Saturday and return to Ymir by dinner time. The partner of the local man contacted RCMP around midnight to report the men missing. She had driven up Whitewater Road and found the men’s vehicle still in the parking lot. Nelson Search and Rescue was notified and two of their members spent the night driving back and forth on Whitewater Road with their sirens and lights on, hoping to attract the lost men towards the road. Meanwhile, a search was coordinated through the night to begin at first light. Around 7 a.m., 23 search and rescue members from Nelson and South Columbia units started looking for the missing men. “We didn’t have much to go

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“Even experienced people can easily get disoriented out there.” Searchers spent three hours looking for the men, checking places where skiers typically get lost in that area. Then, at about 10 a.m. one of the missing snowboarders showed up at the search base — he and his party safely made it out of the backcountry on their own. “They had gone ahead with their original plan of skiing Evening Ridge, but in the thick cloud cover had become disoriented,” Spencer explained. They meant to snowboard towards Whitewater Road, but instead went into the Selous Creek basin. They snowshoed until dusk looking for the road. Around 5:30 p.m. they decided

to dig in for the night and built a fire to keep warm. In the morning they continued walking and eventually made it to Highway 6, near Cottonwood Lake. Though the men were fairly familiar with the Hummingbird Pass area and had spent the week snowboarding there, as well as a week doing similar trips in the area last winter, they didn’t have a map or a compass to assist them when they became lost. “Even experienced people can easily get disoriented out there,” Spencer said, suggesting all backcountry tourers pack supplies to spend the night. He said it helps search and rescue to know as early as possible when a person hasn’t reported back from a backcountry tour. “People sometimes put off calling for help because they’re under the mistaken impression that they’ll have to pay for the rescue if we come in to help locate someone,” Spencer said. In fact, there is no charge for rescue services in BC. Search and rescue members are all volunteers and the province pays for costs associated with the search.

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on in terms of where to look,” explained search manager Scott Spencer. “Their plan was to go out along Evening Ridge and decide where to go once they got there.” The men hadn’t packed to spend the night, but were warmly dressed and prepared for a day outdoors.

The Nelson Police Department received multiple calls of a fight in progress in the 500 block of Ward Street, between Baker and Victoria Streets, on Saturday at 5:45 p.m. The two men engaged in the fight went through a nearby window, though neither were seriously hurt by the glass. Police took both men into custody. They both alleged the other had started the fight. The incident is still under investigation. There were numerous witnesses with differing stories. One of the men involved in the fight, a 29-year-old, was found to be in breach of conditions of his release from a previous charge of uttering threats. He was also carrying what was believed to be cocaine. He’ll appear in Nelson court to answer

to those charges on April 9. DRIVE-THRU STAFF ASSIST WITH ARREST Staff at A&W called the Nelson Police Department to report a drive-thru customer who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Officers found the vehicle stopped a short distance away. The 39-year-old male driver provided two breath samples, which confirmed he had been drinking. Police also discovered the vehicle he was driving was uninsured and the plates didn’t match the vehicle. The driver was served a 90day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days. STREETS NOT BUILT FOR SNOWBOARDING Snowboarding has no place

on city streets and sidewalks, say police. Nelson police are dealing with complaints of people building jumps on city streets and sidewalks for snowboarding. “We would like to remind people that covering steps with snow, building jumps on city streets and snowboarding down sidewalks all cause safety issues for pedestrians and drivers alike — as well as for the boarders,” Sgt. Janet ScottPryke stated in a media release. REVELLERS KEEP A LID ON 2012 SEND-OFF Police would also like to commend the bars and restaurants hosting New Year’s Eve celebrations. Despite it being a busy night downtown, the several issues handled by police were all minor. The ringing in of the New Year was deemed a success.

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After a proposed dock at Five Mile on the North Shore sent locals into an uproar about lost access to a popular beach, it appears the homeowners in question are making other plans. Residents Jane and Mark Andreychuk applied to build private moorage spanning more than 50 meters that would bisect the beach and cut through shallow waters well used by families with young children. Because the beach is on crown land, the application was made public and opened up for comment. In effort to bring attention to the issue, Debbie Bird began a Facebook page early Friday morning directing people to link to a BC government site where comments were accepted. By the end of the day, more than 100 people had responded with word spreading like wildfire. “I am so glad this event has caused so much needed public interest and concern. That was my hope,” Bird told the Star. Tuesday morning, Area F director Ron Mickel told the Star the Andreychucks — who live in Alberta and use their North Shore property as a vacation home — planned to resubmit amended plans for a dock. “I don’t know how this will accommodate that sandbar. We will have to wait and see,” said Mickel. “We should hold off now until we see the new proposal.” Once the homeowners submit their application to the province, they will have two weeks to advertise in local media which opens up the issue to 30 days of public comment — yet again. 5


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Eva Myers-McKimm lives near Five Mile beach, also referred to as Willow Point that features a curved sandbar extending into Kootenay Lake. Within that curve exists a natural wading pool and swimming area for children making the beach popular with families. Myers-McKimm’s family has lived in the area since the 1960s. Most people living near the beach are longstanding residents who’ve always had a “sense of stewardship about the beach,” she said. Because the Andreychuks don’t live in the area yearround it’s been difficult with them not knowing Kootenay customs, said Myers-McKimm. “The communication between those folks and people who use the beach has slowly broken down, so doing this is going to push that even further and that’s unfortunate,” she said. She has also started up a Facebook page called Friends of Willow Point/5-Mile Beach

to keep people up-to-date on what’s transpiring. It can be found at groups/323925331056663/. She would like to keep the issue about the beach rather than delve into concerns about absentee ownership of vacation properties. As comments have been made on a variety of social media, mudslinging has occurred. “It’s not about who lives there or what they’re doing, it’s all about the foreshore,” said Myers-McKimm. Whether there would be any location on the beach that a dock would work for both the homeowners and public beach users is hard to say. “I don’t envy them at all. They’re between a rock and a hard place,” said MyersMcKimm. Beach access is a hot issue with access to popular spots such as Willow Point and Six Mile being challenged. The RDCK is currently working toward addressing this concern the local government

likens to the Pulpit Rock access problem. Mickel wants to see solutions so that these areas can continue to be used by the public. He met with a group of concerned folks at the beach Saturday morning. “This is a threat to a prime beach in the area,” Mickel said “After looking at it today, I can understand that for young families, this is one of the most important beaches in the area.” Mickel has heard from many in opposition of the dock, more than 100 people, not everyone being local. One person emailed from Northern Manitoba. “This beach means a lot to a lot of people,” he said. Access to the beach has deep historical roots. MyersMcKimm notes the Nasookin used the spot as a docking point as it travelled the lake. “It has such a long history of being publicly accessed,” she said. “This is so not in the realm of what’s happened there for decades.”

It’s official: 2012 the wettest year on record Nelson Star Staff

The final tally is in from the wettest year on record in West Kootenay: we received 1,089 millimetres of combined rain and snow in 2012, about 45 per cent more than normal. The average temperature of 8.9 degrees in 2012 was slightly milder than usual. According to monthly statistics provided by Southeast Fire Centre weather

specialists Ron Lakeman and Jesse Ellis, the month of December got off to a warm and wet start with a record daily high temperature of 10 degrees on December 1. A series of Pacific frontal systems then produced about 85 per cent of the month’s total rainfall within the first four days. Things cooled off by the third week of the month, when most of the snow fell — including a 34 centimetre dump in Castlegar on the 19th that broke the

record for most snow in a single day in December. Total precipitation was nearly 110 mm, although that was little more than half the all-time record set in 1996. The lowest temperature was –8.8 C on the 9th. The average windspeed was almost as low as it’s ever been in December. Record-keeping at the Castlegar airport dates back to 1966. Nelson-specific data has been kept since the early 1990s.

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ith patience comes a silver lining. That appears to be the case with climbing wall advocates. It’s been just over a year since the Gravity Climbing Centre announced it would be closing its doors at its Victoria Street location. The move by the Gravity owners rocked climbing advocates in the Nelson area. Faced with the prospect of no indoor training facility, the search for a location was on. Hitching its wagon to the promising Downtown Athletic Club plan in the then-idle Civic Theatre seemed like a practical choice. But by autumn those hopes were dashed due to a flurry of support to save the movie screen in the city-owned building. On Monday night the Kootenay Climbing Association unveiled a new plan for a portion of the Mary Hall gymnasium that at first glance looks like the perfect fit. By taking an unused portion of the Tenth Street Campus space, climbers may help establish that location as a recreation hot spot. In the late-1990s the Canadian International College pulled out of the Fairview campus and it seemed like that corner of the community was doomed. Selkirk College injected new life into the facility and over the last decade Upper Fairview has become revitalized. Last year’s completion of the new dorms and the addition of the Shambhala Music and Performance Hall has further enlivened the area. Adding a climbing component to the growing recreation programming at the Tenth Street Campus makes sense. It provides the core climbing community its outlet, has a potential captive audience with out-of-town students and gives the untried another reason to check out the campus. The fight over the Civic Theatre may have created hard feelings with recreation lovers who coveted the downtown space. But it now seems like that battle was a blessing in disguise. We hope the Kootenay Climbing Association is able to bring its plan to fruition so the entire community can benefit. The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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World View — Gwynne Dyer

Depardieu at home in Russia


t’s as if Paul Newman and Jane Fonda had fled the US in protest at something or other — they were always protesting — and sought Russian citizenship instead. Americans would be surprised, but would they really care? It’s a free country, as they say. Whereas the French are quite cross about the decision of Oscar-winning actor Gerard Depardieu, who received Russian citizenship at the hands of President Vladimir Putin personally last Saturday. A taxi driver in Paris went on at me about it for the whole ride yesterday. (Talking to taxi drivers is how we journalists keep our fingers on the pulse of the nation.) After 42 years of starring in French films, Depardieu had acquired the status of “national treasure” in the eyes of the public, but he clearly does not reciprocate their loyalty and pride. And hard on the heels of Depardieu’s defection comes the news that actress Brigitte Bardot, France’s leading sex symbol for the generation who are now drawing their pensions, is also threatening to give up her French citizenship and go Russian. Depardieu, who was described by director Marguerite Duras as “a big, beautiful runaway truck of a man,” is much larger than life — about the size of a baby whale, in fact. He is over the top in every sense: 180 films and TV credits, 17 motorbike accidents, five or six bottles of wine a day by his own reckoning.

He reckons he has paid 145 million euros ($190 million) in taxes since he started work at 14, and he doesn’t want to pay any more. France’s Socialist government is bringing in a new 75 per cent tax rate for people earning more than one million euros ($1.3 million) per year, and so Depardieu is leaving. Initially he was just moving to Belgium, to a village 800 metres from the French border that already hosts a number of other super-rich tax exiles, but then French Prime Minister JeanMarc Ayrault said that his decision was “shabby and unpatriotic.” At this point, the truck ran away again. Belgium was no longer far enough. When the outraged actor declared that he would ask for Russian citizenship, Putin (who knows how to play to the gallery) announced that he could have it at once. By the weekend it was a done deal. “I adore your country, Russia, your people, your history, your writers,” the actor burbled. “...Russia is a country of great democracy.” It is also a country with a 13 per cent flat tax rate, and Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin crowed on Twitter: “In the West, they are not well acquainted with our tax system. When they find out, we can expect a mass migration of rich Europeans into Russia.” He had barely finished tweeting when another French celebrity said she was also

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thinking of moving to Russia. It wasn’t high taxes that obsessed Brigitte Bardot, however; it was animal rights. She was protesting a court order Friday in Lyon ordering that two circus elephants that have been suffering from tuberculosis since 2010 be put down. “If those in power are cowardly and impudent enough to kill the elephants,” she raged, “then I will ask for Russian nationality to get out of this country which has become nothing more than an animal cemetery.” It’s always wise, when threatening to flounce out, to make sure first that they really want you to stay, and in BB’s case that may not actually be the case. She is better known to the present generation not as a sex symbol but as a crazy old lady who believes Muslims are “destroying our country” and has been convicted five times for incitement to racial hatred. Some people (including my cab driver) think the Russians would be welcome to her. But elephants aside, going Russian opens up a huge new opportunity for avoiding burdensome taxation. All those American millionaires who have

been condemned by recent events to live under the rule of that foreign-born Muslim Communist, Barack Obama, and pay an appalling 39.6 per cent tax on the portion of their annual earnings that exceeds $400,000, have an alternative at last. They can do exactly what they have been telling anybody who complains about the gulf between the rich and the poor in America to do for decades: they can go to Russia. The only problem is that they will actually have to live there for six months of the year to qualify for the 13 per cent Russian tax rate. Well, actually, there is another problem. Some Russians may not welcome them with open arms. Even the arrival of Depardieu, who is world-famous in Russia as a result of acting in several highprofile Franco-Russian coproductions and appearing in television ads for credit cards from the Sovietski Bank, is being greeted with mixed feelings. Fellow celebrity Tina Kandelaki, the celebrated host of the celebrity talk show Details for the past 11 years, has no reservations about him at all: he can stay in her apartment. “Let’s not divide up Depardieu,” she tweeted. “Simply give him to me.” But a less starry-eyed observer replied: “Haven’t we got enough alcoholics?” Evidently not. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries

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somewhere in the Rockies); and to see our son and his wife (they moved to Kootenay Bay in 2011). All four of us were a bit nervous as to how we would integrate into the community — our son’s concerns were a tad different from ours, as you can imagine. But to everyone’s surprise, my husband and I feel quite at home here. Everyone we have ©My met Sudoku is #99so vol 2 friendly and welcoming. And even more surprising, I have been fortunate to have met interesting and fun loving women at Zumba, at 50-plus, at concerts, and quite a few Francophones with whom conversations take place on the street or in coffee shops. So I say, thank you Nelson for your hospitality, your energy, your warmth and your smiles. We will definitely be back, the question is when and for how long? Denise Seguin Ottawa, living in Nelson until the end of February


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Dear Nelson, I cannot believe that we are already in our third month here. On November 1, my husband and I hopped on a plane from Ottawa to Calgary, where we expected to board another plane for Castlegar. Like many other travellers, we were stranded in Calgary and spent two nights there before deciding to take a plane to Cranbrook, where we boarded a bus for Nelson. At 6:35 p.m. on November 3, loaded with ski equipment, three suitcases and backpacks, we climbed the stairs of Lotus House, our home away from home for four months. It felt safe and warm as soon as we walked in and the feeling is still with us. Moreover, Nelson has given us a sense of belonging from that very first week when we walked down to Baker Street for a coffee and met Josette. Soon afterwards, we bought

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the scan with Dr. Govender, a neurosurgeon in Kelowna, who advised that the tumour required immediate surgery. Dr. Wachtel prescribed the medications recommended by Dr. Govender and I went home to await surgery. Dr. Govender and the surgical team at the Kelowna General Hospital successfully removed the tumour

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during a five hour operation on July 6. After a week in the Kelowna post operative ward and another week in rehab, I returned to Nelson to recuperate and finally returned to work in October. I would like to thank Dr. Wachtel and the ER staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital and Dr. Govender and his surgical team at the Kelowna General Hospital for the excellent care I received. In my case there is no doubt that our medical system worked extremely well and likely saved my life. I met many other patients in the Kelowna rehab ward with stories similar to my own. Certainly there are problems with our health care system that we need to work diligently to improve but, overall, we are extremely fortunate as Canadians to enjoy the system we have. Angelina (Lena) Horswill Nelson


arriving at the hospital, Dr. Wachtel was able to show my husband and I the CT image of my brain revealing a very large tumour (fortunately benign). He had already shared


We often hear horror stories about our medical system, but seldom hear about the success stories. So I’d like to share mine with your readers. Until last June I’d experienced no serious health issues for the almost 65 years of my life. That all changed on June 22 when I experienced an unusual dizzy spell — temporarily losing the ability to speak — and my husband drove me to the emergency ward at Kootenay Lake Hospital. Dr. Wachtel and the ER staff on duty that morning attended to me promptly in a warm, empathetic and professional manner. I was given a thorough physical exam and a battery of tests all of which confirmed my general good health. I was very fortunate that there was an opening in the schedule that morning for the new CT scan and within two hours of

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

16, at 10:15 a.m. and Tales for Twos starts Saturday, January 19 at 10:15 a.m. Registration required. Call at 3526333 or email nradonich@ to sign up. Join us for exciting stories, lively music, loveable puppets, fingerplays and more.

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.

Wanted: Knights and Enchanters ages nine to 12 for Tween Thursday at the Nelson Public Library on Thursday, January 17 at 3:30 p.m. Explore a fairy-tale world of knights, dragons, magic and ladies fair. Register by calling 352-6333 or email

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. 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.

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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.

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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. Winter sessions of Storytimes at Nelson Public Library, for preschool children aged three to five years old, starts Wednesday, January

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. 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 12 is Stop Your Cavities. Learn how to re-mineralize, strengthen and promote healthy teeth for you and your family. 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 Nel-

son 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. There will be a youth empowerment three-part discussion series at the Nelson and District Youth Centre on Thursdays, January 10, 17 and 24. Youth workers from ANKORS and the Nelson and District Youth Centre will be facilitating discussions and workshops on important and relevant issues for youth in the community today. January 10 will focus on partying safe and harm reduction. January 17 will focus on healthy relationships, consent and intimacy, and January 24 will focus on STIs, HIV and sexual health. The workshops run from 7 to 9 p.m. All youth ages 13 to 25 are invited to attend. Youth who complete all three information sessions can sign up to become peer educators in the community through ANKORS, if they are interested. 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 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, leader-


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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.

Investors Group Walk for Memories to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer Society of BC is Sunday, January 27 at the Nelson and District Community Complex. Registration at 9 a.m., walk starts at 10 a.m. Pre-register online at

Call for submissions Touchstones Nelson is accepting submissions for its inaugural Member’s Show and Sale. This juried exhibition is aimed at supporting and celebrating artwork by museum members. Work in all mediums is encouraged. Participants need only be a member of Touchstones Nelson as of the show’s opening date of February 23. Accepted artists will receive a $50 exhibition fee. For detailed submission guidelines, visit All submissions must be received by Tuesday, February 5, at 5 p.m. For more information, email or call Rod Taylor or Jessica Demers at 250-352-9813.

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Nelson area youth from the Gender Action Project present theatre productions entitled It and What Not to Do When Coming Out at SelfDesign High on Saturday, January 12 at 6:30 p.m. The interactive plays portra the many real effects of gender-based oppression. Tickets are $5 for youth, $10 for adults. 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 readings are at the Old Church Hall, 602 Kootenay Street, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 per reading. Allegro Dance Theatre invites you to attend a presentation of Classical Dance, Music and Theatre with special guest performers on Saturday, January 19, 2 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students, available through the Capitol Theatre box office.

Porto with some Brazlian folk including Ceremony and Celebration is going to be lit-tastic. Come to the Prestige Lake- Bossa Nova and Samba. Next is Max Hawk with folk, bluegrass side Resort on Friday, and country. Last act is January 18 at 7:30 The String Birds with p.m. for the award old time, bluegrass presentation, readYour event can be and old country. ings from the winners, and a chance to featured here! Rann Berry and mix and mingle with the One Hit Wonders Kootenay authors. Call 250.352.1890 come to the Capitol There are some Theatre on Saturday, highlights you don’t & ask for January 12. See the want to miss, includKaren or Laura! ultimate tribute to ing host Lucas Myers, those wonderful and special guest Sheri-D memorable songs Wilson and more. that you forgot you Film love! The show starts TBA FLIKS hosts a screening of BOY at the at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are dateavailable w$30, e N – through theosCapitol Capitol Theatre on Wednesday, Janunedbox office and online P tpo at ary 9 at 7:30 p.m. BOY is a hilarious and heartfelt coming-of-age tale about Cass Rhapsody comes to Spiritbar on heroes, magic and Michael Jackson. AdSaturday, January 12. Doors at 10 p.m. mission is $10 for adults, $5 for youth Ticket details at the Hume Hotel. under the age of 18.

FLIKS hosts a screening of Chasing Ice at Allegro Dance Theatre the Capitol Theatre invites you to attend a on Wednesday, Janupresentation of Classical Dance, ary 9 at 7:30 p.m. In Music and Theatre with Chasing Ice, photographer James Balog special guest performers. deploys revolutionary Saturday, January 19 time-lapse cameras to at 2 pm at the capture a multi-year Capitol Theatre. record of the world’s changing glaciers. This screening is a fundraiser for the West Ballet Jörgen Canada presents Swan Kootenay Eco Society. There will be a Lake at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, panel after the film to discuss the issues. Janauary 31 at 8 p.m. Artistic director Admission for this special event is $20. Bengt Jörgen has revised the classical and dramatic Swan Lake, adding a hint of Canadian heritage, as is often a sign Music of his work. Tickets are $35 or $28 for Dirty Tactix, L Nix and more are students and seniors, available through droppin' some bass at Spiritbar on Friday, the Capitol Theatre box office and online January 11. Expect dubstep, drumstep, drum and bass, trap, electro and more, at as we mix up the vibes to keep the night Literature from getting stale. Cover is $2. Shine your shoes and pick out your party dress because this year’s Kootenay Opening Ellison’s Cafe Unplugged at Literary Competition Award’s noon on Saturday, January 12 is Humberto

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 best open stages. Starts 8:30 p.m. 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 Vancouver’s Dubconscious will bring his reggae and dancehall beats to Spiritbar on Friday, January 18. Nelson’s Mama Sa will open the night. Come warm it up on this cold winter night with some spicy reggae styles. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cover is $5. 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





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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.

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

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.

UK turntablists JFB comes to Spiritbar on Saturday, January 26. Bryx will open the show. Doors at 10 p.m. First 100 tickets $15, and the rest will be $20, available at the Hume Hotel.

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ANNE DeGRACE Special to the Nelson Star


itzi Hufty’s first job was usherette at the Nelson Civic Theatre. “We had all the power,” she laughs, describing her flashlight-wielding days at the Famous Players theatre in the 1950s, where manager Mr. Hughes allowed no guff from theatre patrons. “We got to kick people out if they were getting too rowdy.” As for the teenagers who came to “neck” in the back row, “we usually left them alone,” she says. Mitzi’s friends were envious; a job at the Civic was a coveted thing. Eventually, she became candy bar attendant, trading in the airforce blue usherette uniform for a white, aproned uniform with a hat. Candy bar attendants had to be fast when lineups were long. Mitzi remembers staff races to open, assemble and fill the folded popcorn boxes. After the last movie patron went home, Civic Theatre employees would go out together and have fun. Sometimes staff dressed up for a particular movie: for Rob Roy, the kilts came out. The hottest film Mitzi remembers? “House of Wax, with Vincent Price. It was 3-D! We handed out glasses.” At one time the Nelson Civic Theatre was the largest in BC, she says. “It was magical. Everyone came to see the movies.” Now, the Nelson Civic Theatre Society wants to make new memories in a renovated, reopened theatre. In this column we’ll be highlighting some of your memories from the past

while we tell you about plans for the future. There’s a lot to be done! Our long-term goal of three screens will offer plenty of choices for our eclectic community, but the view when you walk up the ramp — to where 14-year-old Mitzi with her flashlight would once have helped you find your seat while the newsreel played — will be as magical as ever. The first big change will be the comfortable seats, retrofitted and installed, followed eventually by new audio and digital projection as our fundraising success grows. There are plenty of people like Mitzi who have fond memories and close connections with the Civic Theatre, and so we’ll throw the doors open on January 27 from 3 to 6 p.m. for folks to see how far we’ve come and where we have to go, and perhaps relive a memory or two. Find out how to get involved or donate, or just learn about the project: there will be presentations with Q&A, tours, popcorn, and we’ll be launching our Seat Sale. (Come fly with us!) In February we’ll have our first movie night, followed by a special event with Selkirk College film and graphic design students, with a gradual buildup to regular programming as the ducks line up. The new Nelson Civic Theatre will be your theatre: built on memories, big on magic. Anne DeGrace is the president of the Nelson Civic Theatre Society. Large Popcorn, Extra Butter runs every other Wednesday in the Star. If you have a memory to share please email anne@ Find out more at

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More than 17,000 property owners in the Nelson area can expect to receive their 2013 assessment notices in the next few days. “Most homes in the Nelson area have decreased modestly from last year’s assessment roll,” said Dennis Hickson, deputy assessor at the BC Assessment office. “For example, a typical single family home in Nelson that was assessed at $364,000 in 2012 is valued at $351,000 for the 2013 assessment roll. In the Village of Salmo, property owners will see a decrease in the -5 per cent to -10 per cent range, while in the Village of Slocan property owners will see a more marked decrease in the -5 per cent to -15 per cent range.” Overall, the City of Nelson’s 2013 assessment roll decreased slightly from $2.0 billion last year to $1.95 billion this year. The Village of Salmo’s assessment roll decreased from $114 million last year to $109 million this year. The Village of Slocan’s assessment roll decreased from $43.5 million last year to $41.4 million this year. The assessment roll comprising Nelson’s rural area remained stable at $2.8 billion. Of the communities noted above, almost $36.9 million of

the assessed value is attributable to subdivisions, rezoning and new construction. In addition, owners of commercial and industrial properties in Nelson will see changes ranging from -5 per cent to +10 per cent. “Property owners who feel that their property assessment does not reflect market value as of July 1, 2012 or see incorrect information on their notice should contact our office as indicated on their notice as soon as possible in January,” said Hickson. “If a property owner is still concerned about their assessment after speaking to one of our appraisers, they may submit a Notice of Complaint (Appeal) by January 31, for an independent review by a Property Assessment Review Panel,” added Hickson. The Property Assessment Review Panels, independent of BC Assessment, are appointed annually by the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, and meet between February 1 and March 15 to hear formal complaints. The Nelson/Trail Assessment office is located at 502 Victoria Street in Nelson. During the month of January, office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. Property owners can contact BC Assessment toll-free at 1-866-valueBC (1-866-825-8322) or via

Chesterfield chase ends with Christmas Day trip to drunk tank Nelson Star Staff

On Christmas Day, during the late evening, Nelson Police were called to a disturbance in a basement suite in Uphill. Upon arrival, the officers discovered a man and woman, well known to them, had been drinking. They say although the man wasn’t overly drunk, the woman was out of control. She had become delusional and accused her partner of taking the keys to her car. She doesn’t own a car.  Happy to have police on scene,

the man told them he’d been running away from his partner for five minutes. Officers saw he was perspiring and out of breath from “running laps around the chesterfield.” After a short discussion with officers, the woman decided she was going to leave the suite, but she wasn’t properly dressed and was in no condition to be left alone. She was taken into custody and taken to jail. After a few hours, she was sober enough to care for herself and was released. Once released, she asked to be taken to Kootenay Lake Hospital.

CORRECTION Gwen Kalyniuk’s name was misspelled twice in a story last Wednesday (“The ones we lost”).

DRAMATIC SLOPED CEILING A wealth of charming details, including a large arched window in the great room and a generous U-shaped sundeck with a special area for the barbecue, makes this recreation home a winner. Entry is up a few stairs and through a covered porch into a compact foyer with a convenient coat closet. Beyond the foyer is the spacious kitchen, which includes a pantry. The kitchen is separated from the dining room by a countertop that doubles as an eating bar. Part of the kitchen/dining area features a double-height ceiling. Thanks to the open plan, the cook will be able to keep an eye on activities in both the dining room and the great room, through a trio of archways set off by decorative posts. The great room’s high sloped ceiling adds drama. Both the dining room, which boasts an optional built-out buffet, and the great room, enjoy access to the sizeable sundeck, enlarging the living area considerably in warm weather. For chilly evenings, the great room’s wood-burning fireplace will provide a focal point for both guests and family members. A stairway in a corner of the kitchen leads to the second floor, where the large master suite features a walk-in closet and an ensuite that includes a corner shower. The second and third bedrooms are separated by a three-piece bathroom with a tub. There’s a handy linen closet nearby. Both bedrooms feature windows with extra-deep sills. Back on the ground floor, a doorway from the single garage leads to a mud room and a storage cupboard. A powder room is located nearby. Exterior finishes include wood shakes and river-rock accents, as well as siding and painted trim. The stone pilasters supporting the verandah create a shady patio at the back, which could double as off-season storage for summer furniture. This home measures 33 feet, 10 inches wide and 61 feet, six inches deep, for a total of 1,828 square feet. Plans for design 10-3-212 are available for $664 (set of 5), $745 (set of 8) and $792 for a super set of 10. Also add $30.00 for Priority charges within B.C. or $55.00 outside of B.C. Please add 12% H.S.T., 13% H.S.T. Or 5% G.S.T (where applicable) to both the plan price and Priority charges. Our NEW 44TH Edition of the Home Plan Catalogue containing over 300 plans is available for $13.50 (includes taxes, postage and handling). Make all cheques and money orders payable to “Jenish House Design Ltd.” and mail to:

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Former Nelson Minor Hockey Blueliner Dons Canada’s Colours

Kinrade a Spengler Cup champ BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

Geoff Kinrade and Team Canada cruised to a 7-2 win over HC Davos in the Spengler Cup final last week in Switzerland. The former Nelson Minor Hockey and Nelson Junior Leafs defenceman was part of a star-studded Canadian lineup that took part in the postChristmas tournament. The Canadians started off on the wrong note on Boxing Day with a 2-1 overtime loss to Germany’s Adler Mannheim, but righted the ship the next game with a 5-0 trouncing of the host Davos club. The 1-0-1 record was good enough to put the Canadians in the semi-final where they took care of Switzerland’s Fri-

bourg-Gotteron 5-1 to earn a spot in the final against Davos. NHL star Patrice Bergeron scored one minute into the game and the Canadian team didn’t look back on their way to the 7-2 victory. NHL standout John Tavares and team captain Ryan Smyth each scored a pair in the win. Kinrade was asked to pull on the red and white thanks to his play in the Swiss A League this season where he plays with Bern. With the NHL lockout, Kinrade has shared the locker room with Tavares and played against a host of high calibre NHL talent during the first half of the season. Kinrade now adds the Spengler Cup title to a resume that includes a Calder Cup ring he earned with the AHL’s Bing- Geoff Kinrade (right) with team captain Ryan Smyth after the Spenphoto courtesy Geoff Kinrade hampton Senators in 2011. gler Cup victory last week in Davos.

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Leafs secure key acquisitions KIRSTEN HILDEBRAND Nelson Star Reporter

With the stretch run heating up, the Nelson Junior Leafs have shaken up their roster in hopes of making it deep into the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League post season. With 16-year-old sensation Colton McCarthy heading to the WHL in early December and veteran Matthew Naka breaking his ankle during an off-ice fall, the Leafs were looking for some scoring prowess. Coach Frank Maida brought in Connor Gross from the Grand Forks Border Bruins in a Boxing Day trade that brings the offense he was looking for. The 18-year-old import hailing from Lethbridge, Alberta debuted with the Leafs in a 7-5 New Year’s Eve loss to Beaver Valley. On a hot streak with the Border Bruins, the forward has fit in well with the Leafs

so far, scoring a pair of goals in three games. “Connor’s doing good. He’s adjusting to our team and our pace and he’s playing well for us,” said Maida.

“The opportunity came and I felt we needed to get some experience going into the playoffs.” Frank Maida

Nelson Junior Leafs Coach

Leafs also sent goalie Cody Boeckman to Golden Rockets while Kamloops Storm’s Marcus Beesley landed in Nelson for future considerations. “The opportunity came and I felt we needed to get some experience going into the playoffs,” Maida told the Star. “Markus has been in the league for three years so I felt a change was good and

it was a good opportunity for Cody to go home so I think it worked out for both goaltenders.” The 6-foot, 165 pound Beesley is 20-years-old and hails from Prince George. He played with the Leafs during the 2010/2011 season before heading to Kamloops Storm. “Beesley will be real good in the dressing room. He’s a great leader,” Maida said. “Cody was a great team player and he’ll be missed but at the same time the team understands the opportunity and they’re happy for Cody and Markus and we’re adjusting as a team.” The Leafs won their first game in a five game roadtrip Friday night in Fernie defeating the Ghostriders 6-2. Beesley made his first appearance with the team solid in net. The Leafs built a 3-0 lead midway through the Fernie game, but allowed the Ghostriders to close the gap

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to 3-2 early in the third. With just over six minutes left in the third period, Linden Horswill scored to pad the lead and the locals returned from the East Kootenay with the win. Sunday afternoon in Castlegar, Horswill again scored an important goal when he registered early in the first period. The Leafs held a 3-1 lead three minutes into the second period, but just like the game against Beaver Valley last week, let it slip away. The Rebels peppered Beesley in the second and third period, scoring four unanswered goals to win the pivotal match 5-3. Beesley made 43 saves in the loss. The loss made breathing space atop the Neil Murdoch Division sparse as it closed the chasm with both the Rebels and Beaver Valley. The Leafs continue to hold down

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What are the health benefits of taking Chinese herbal prescriptions?


Throughout its long history of use, Chinese medicine has sought to harness the phenomenal healing properties of herbs by combining them together to make a herbal formula. This allows the herbs to work in synergy, augmenting their overall efficacy. There are hundreds of herbal formulas, and each one addresses a particular illness or underlying health condition. Many different health complaints can be successfully treated with these herbal remedies, and when combined with acupuncture and changes in lifestyle, comprise a potent health care system. Herbal prescriptions can treat a broad spectrum of ailments including, but not limited to: most types of pain, emotional disorders, respiratory ailments, digestive complaints, and male and female reproductive challenges. The versatility of these herbs is not only in managing current health challenges, but also in preventing problems before they occur. Also, there are many herbs that can be used to bring a person of average health to a state of thriving and abundant energy. Many athletes use herbs to boost their performance with great success. In China, virtually all hospitals have full herbal pharmacies that complement conventional medical treatments. The herbal prescriptions that we carry are rigorously tested for quality and purity. This guarantees them to be effective, and free of chemicals or contaminants. In addition, our herbal formulas are generally without unwanted side effects and are typically administered in capsules or powders for ease of use. For further questions e-mail


Are Retro-Fit Rebates still available to Home Owners?


Yes they are, and there is a time frame attached to the incentives being offered. The magic date at this time is March 31, 2013. Live Smart B.C. will offer over $7,000 in rebates to households for specific improvements. This program is provided by B.C. Hydro, Fortis B.C. & The Province of B.C. There are three easy steps to follow to participate in the program. • Choose a service organization to conduct the pre-retrofit home energy assessment. • Make the energy efficiency improvements to the home. • Complete a follow up (post retrofit) energy assessment with a certified energy advisor by March 31, 2013. *** Simple. The paperwork & rebate applications are handled by the Advisor. *** Customers will save $150 on the initial energy assessment, which typically costs $350. You can save up to: • $1500 for exterior wall insulation • $1500 to install a heat pump • $1200 for basement insulation • $750 for attic insulation • $70 per window, door, & skylight replacement. For more info about Live Smart B.C. rebates, visit: Courtesy of BCREA publication “The Bulletin” For further assistance contact me: christine@christinepearson.

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What is Ice Damming?


You may have noticed long icicles hanging from your gutters and not realized the significance of the damage that may be occurring behind them. Ice damming occurs when snow on the roof melts and freezes over unheated areas, such as edges of the roof, eaves, attached porches and garages. If the attic temperature is above freezing, it warms the roof sheathing which melts the snow lying on the shingles. This water runs down the roof until it meets the roof overhang, which is not warmed by the attic and will be at the temperature of the surrounding air. If the air and the overhang are below freezing, then the water will freeze on the roof surface and start the ice dam. Water leakage occurs when the snow above the ice dam melts but the ice below prevents proper drainage, creating a back-up of water. If enough water collects, it will back up under the shingles and leak into the eaves, or worse, into the wall cavities or the interior of the house. Primary factors which increase the amount of ice damming are: Large amounts of snow on roofs, slightly above or below freezing exterior temperatures, insufficient insulation between the heated space and the roof sheathing causing significant amounts of heat to flow to the underside of the sheathing, poor sealing or no vapor barrier, lower sloped roofs and inadequate ventilation. (CMHC definition of adequate attic vent sizing is nominally 1:300, or one square foot of vent size for every 300 square feet of attic floor area). When the signs of ice damming occur, clearing the snow off of the roof and breaking up the ice will prevent water infiltration into the house. You can do this yourself, however it’s recommended that you contact a qualified roofing contractor who can safely remove the snow and ice with minimal damage to the roof.

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Why is Yoga in a small class setting more enjoyable?


Yoga is the perfect way to ensure overall health and physical fitness. Through meditation, breathing exercises (called pranayams); you can banish your stress and lead a healthy life. It is one of the best remedies known to humankind, for curing chronic ailments that are otherwise difficult to be cured by other medications. People suffering from backaches and arthritis are often suggested to do physical postures and poses (called asanas) that concentrate on providing exercise to the muscles at the strategic locations. Pranayams are the best exercises to increase the capacity of your lungs. Yoga originated in India and typically means ‘union’ between the body, mind and spirit. The ultimate aim of practicing Yoga is to create a balance between the body and the mind and to attain self-enlightenment. In order to accomplish it, Yoga makes use of different movements, breathing exercises, relaxation technique and meditation. Yoga is associated with a healthy and lively lifestyle with a balanced approach to life. Each person’s yoga practice is very personal. The goal of yoga is not to be able to put your foot behind your head or to balance your entire body on one hand. Yoga is about releasing goals and releasing preconceived ideas of what your body can and cannot do. We breath, we move, we listen to our bodies, we work to be more calm, more centered, more energized. Every person does not have the same abilities, but every person does have the same fundamental needs to move, breath, and increase (or maintain) mobility. By practicing in a small studio you get individualized attention each and every class from the yoga teacher. In a smaller space, you also feel safe and can open up more within your postures and poses and within the group. If you have any restrictions, limitations or injuries that may have prevented you from trying yoga in the past, within a small class the teacher can individualize the class with adjustments and modifications to the pose so that your entire class practice is a safe, non-harmful experience. The small class of 6 or 7 participants allows friendships to bloom and emotions to have a safe place to release. Mountain Waters Spa and Wellness yoga space has small personalized classes with a maximum of six to seven participants per class. Find yourself in safe hands with our Certified Yoga Teachers, providing constant feedback and individualized attention to every guest. Within our small space, we also have three daily practice classes in which you can enjoy yoga at an affordable price every day with an instructor and team guiding you along. Join us today to begin or expand your yoga practice and create balance in your life. View our current schedule online.

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Continued from Page 14 each facility,” explained Star operations manager Karen Bennett. “The participant who comes the closest to, or attains, their fitness goal will receive a six month pass to the facility they trained in.” It will be up to the participants to set a goal they think they can achieve in six weeks, and Star staff will be checking in regularly with them and reporting their progress in the newspaper. Ali Popoff at Power by You said a lot can be achieved in six weeks if you’re committed to your goal.

“We hope people will really challenge themselves with the goals they set.” Karen Bennett

Nelson Star Operations Mgr.

“It all depends on the person,” she said. “In six weeks, someone could expect to see six to 10 pounds of weight loss, about two pounds per week, or six to 10 inches loss spread over the whole body.” Popoff also suggested a goal could involve increased

energy throughout the day, a more regular sleep pattern and increased stamina, though those things are harder to measure. Participants are also encouraged to adopt new habits outside the gym, such as eating healthier food or walking to work, to help support their goals. Anyone interested in participating in the Get Fit Challenge should send an email to and tell us your name, age, fitness goals for the challenge and why you want to get fit. The deadline for entries is

Wednesday, January 16 at 5 p.m. Bennett said participants will be paired with the gym that best suits the goal they want to achieve. “We hope people will really challenge themselves with the goals they set,” Bennett said. “This is a great time of year to start new habits that will help you stay in shape all year round.” The Get Fit Challenge is also supported by Nelson Sears, Mallards, Nature’s Health, Devitos, Kootenay Co-op, Mountain Waters Spa and Gerick Cycle and Ski.

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Why should I buy travel insurance when traveling within Canada?


Many people know why they should purchase travel insurance before travelling outside the country, but few people think to purchase it before traveling within Canada to another province. Provincial Medical Insurance Plans may not fully cover you when you are travelling out-of-province or out of country. Costs of medical care vary from province to province and the limits set up on a BC medical plan will not change to accommodate other province’s costs. For example if you are a B.C. resident visiting Ontario and you are admitted to the hospital, you may be required to pay any differences in what is covered. If the BC MSP’s limit for inpatient admission is $75 per day but Ontario’s cost for inpatient admission is $200 per day, you will be responsible for the additional $125 per day. This is where additional travel insurance coverage would come into play. Another example is Emergency Room fees. BC does not charge for emergency room visits so therefore does not pay anything towards emergency room fees. However, other provinces may charge hefty fees just to visit the ER. These costs along with many others that are over and above a provincial plan, such as ambulance services, additional medications, flying a family member to you if necessary and paying for accommodation and meal costs, could be covered if additional travel insurance is purchased. This Travel Within Canada insurance can cost as little as a dollar a day. For more information about travel insurance or to purchase exclusive Travel Insurance coverage please contact RHC Insurance Brokers at any of our 8 offices.

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Like retaining the services of an investment advisor, it makes sense to have a debt manager. As a mortgage broker with experience in real estate, investments and mortgage finance I am more of a debt manager than a Mortgage Broker. With experience in numerous areas including finance and real estate I help you create a debt management plan. I look for ways to save money now and in the future ensuring you are positioned for financial success. It is imperative that you create a good relationship with your debt manager much like you would with your investment advisor. My services are complimentary and I work independent of any one lending institution. By being independent and always having your best interest in mind I offer a service unique to anything you will find with an employee of any one individual institution. Does your current mortgage holder want to save you money? Have they contacted you in the past couple of years to discuss how they can save you money on your debt? If the answer to either one of these questions is ‘no’, you need to consider utilizing my Free services. Proper debt management is as important as proper investment management!

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If you are even considering it then you would most likely benefit from readjusting your posture and finding your strength potential. If you have chronic neck or upper back pain, headaches or occasional numbness down the arms then this could be caused by a forward head posture and rounded shoulders. Does your lower back ache or sometimes ‘go out’ and cause you pain? Then your core muscles may not be strong enough to support your spine. Do your knees ache, particularly when going down stairs? Then your IT band (outer thigh) may be overly tight causing your knee cap to be pulled out of position. These are all obvious signs you need some help with your body. Also if you are recovering from injury this program bridges the gap between rehab and life. You will also know if this program is for you if you are feeling ready to dedicate some time to actually doing the prescribed exercises. This is not a miracle cure. It is a process of reprogramming your body to move and function in its optimal position. This initial commitment consists of a 1 hour assessment then 1.5 hours spent with me learning your new program. Then 30-45 minutes 3-5x per week of you on your own time doing your prescribed home program. You will find it really helpful to attend the CHEK-in group class offered at Kutenais Finest Studio on Tuesdays at 12 and Wednesdays at 5pm. In these classes we will do Qi Gong, Myofascial Release techniques and then you will do your exercises where you can ask questions and get feedback on technique and then the class will end in savasana (lying still). It does take an investment of $200 for the assessment and take-home exercises. But its your lucky day because it is now on special for $175 until Feb 15th. This is much cheaper than most car repair bills...and your body is your true vehicle in life so it is worth the investment. Let me help you tap into your full potential today. Call Anna at 250.551.1370 or topfanna@gmail. com or check out ‘Topfitness with Anna’ on facebook.

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Thursday, January 10th 3.30 - 5.30 pm The Society has applied to include school usage as part of their current P1 Institutional zoning. The form of meeting will be informational and everyone is encourged to come and learn more as to how the directors are moving this community initiative forward.

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So did you pick a word to be your Intention for 2013? Lots of people did and they very kindly shared them with me, some pretty cool intentions being set for this glorious New Year. So what is Intention?


Intention is changing the HOW not the WHAT. Let me explain; when you are trundling through life, working, getting married, becoming an artist, you do it to the best of your ability, yes? There is no road map, trust me, if you have ever been a parent, those little beasties don’t come with instructions or operations manuals. So you ask questions, you listen to other people’s advice and you plug along doing the best that you can. So what happens when you hit that place of feeling stuck or fed up? Often there is a sensation that there is no other choice but to leave, or to give up what you are doing. Tempting as that may be, rushing off and leaving everything behind won’t solve anything. You don’t need to run away, you just need to do the work from the inside out and change the HOW. Changing your HOW will certainly bring lots of changes to your world. Relationships may end, new ones may start, moving may happen, old patterns will change and you can bet that any mind frick is going to come up front and centre, so much so that at times you may wonder why on earth you are doing all of this as it can seem scary and unknown. Yet this is where INTENTION comes in. When you set an intention you ultimately decide “what do I want here”, “How do I want to feel daily?” With your Intention to guide you, like the North Star, you then start to take conscious action, small tiny baby steps at first and then eventually larger leaps and bounds. There will certainly be days where you “fall off the wagon” so to speak, and that is totally fine. Just remember those lovely sayings of - Rome wasn’t built in a day; everything takes time - and keep moving forward holding your Intention. On those days when you berate yourself for not living up to your unrealistic standard, STOP! You are stretching and strengthening a new muscle. So just remind yourself that practise, process and persistence will get you where you want to go. You choose to do this work daily. Then you choose to do it again. There is no failure. There is no arrival. There is practice, and process, and persistence. So hold your Intention tight, put sticky notes around the house to remind you and then no matter what keep practising, allow the processing and persist. You will love what you create this year.

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Help Wanted An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. ARCTIC CO-OPERATIVES Ltd. is currently recruiting management positions for various Co-op locations in Nunavut. We provide relocation assistance, subsidized accommodations and group benefits. Please forward your resume: fax to: (204) 632-8575. humanresources@ Visit for more information.


FRANCES RIESTERER Born: May 5th, 1924 Passed: January 3rd, 2013

Frances was predeceased by her husband James Riesterer and brother Mickey (Ruby) Ferraro. She is survived by her brother Mel (Mary) Ferraro and many nieces and nephews. Frances lived and worked in Nelson for many years before moving back to Christina Lake where she spent the happiest years of her life.

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January 23, 1933- January 9, 2011 Hi Mom

Day after day, we go about our daily, busy lives, _ without you

Day after day, we go to work and come home. _without you

Day after day, we teach our children, to love. _without you

Day after day, we tend to family and friends, _without you

Day after day,

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Born: June 22, 1925 Passed January 1, 2013 Lionel John (Jack) Martin passed away suddenly on January 1, 2013 at the age of 89 years in Waikiki, Hawaii. Jack was born June 22, 1925 in Bowden, Alberta the 3rd of 6 boys and a girl to Dolly and Bill Martin. Jack joined the Canadian Army in Alberta in 1941 during the Second World War. In 1942 he volunteered for the First Special Service Force (FSSF) a joint Canadian and American Commando Unit being formed in Helena Montana. After being wounded 3 times in Italy in 1943 and 1944 while a member of the 6th Company 2nd Regiment of the FSSF, he was returned to Canada and served the balance of the war with the Western Headquarters of the Canadian Army stationed in Calgary, Alberta. In 1948 he married his loving wife Joan Anita Riley and together they had 3 daughters and 2 sons, Maralyn, Ronald, Sherry, Douglas and Roma. Jack is survived by his brother Horward (Mickey), daughters Maralyn (Dwayne) Marchand, Sherry (Peter) Hartridge, Roma (Don) Crispin, sons Ronald Martin and Douglas Martin, grandchildren Bradly (Michelle) Hartridge, Brian (Julie-Claire) Hartridge, John (Katie) Crispin, Debra Marchand and Rusty Marchand, 4 great grandchildren Brenden and Lauren Hartridge, Cole Hartridge and Jack Crispin, numerous nieces and nephews and his special friend and companion Adrianne Bonacci. He is predeceased by his Mother, Father, sister, 4 brothers and 2 grandsons. After the War, Jack farmed in the Peace River country, worked for the Bank of Montreal and then Lacombe Creamery in Lacombe, Alberta. He then moved his family to Nelson, B.C. where we worked for Transco Developments and then for Nelson Ready-Mix which was purchased by Riv Tow Straights with whom he worked until his retirement in 1987. Jack and his loving wife travelled to Waikiki every year from the mid 1960’s until Joan’s passing. Jack continued to vacation at the Royal Grove hotel in Hawaii, which he considered his second home, until his passing. Jack loved life to the fullest and passed that on to his extended family and all of his friends both at home and in Hawaii. Jack never forgot his comrades in the FSSF as he was an original member of the Force and the post war Force Association. Jack and Joan and their children attended many of the annual reunions of the Force Association and Jack twice served as president of the FSSF Association. He was a family man Àrst and foremost, assisting his brothers in the care of their mother and as Jack’s brothers passed away before him he took personal responsibility for their sons and daughters. Jack considered his friends in Hawaii part of his family as well and always took their best interest to heart. Jack will be missed by so many but he will never be forgotten. Cremation has taken place and a service of remembrance will be held in the spring.

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The Family would like to thank Dr. Merry, all her close friends and neighbors whose help allowed her to live out her years at home as she wanted.


There will be no service as per Frances wishes.

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Health Products

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Heavy Duty Machinery

Apt/Condo for Rent

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WANTED SHORT Logger and Hayrack logging truck off highway and highway hauls for work till end of March. Call 604-819-3393.


PROFESSIONAL SALES Consultants. Central Alberta’s leading Ford dealer requires two professional sales associates to join our award winning team. Denham Ford is Canada’s most highly awarded Ford dealer. We maintain a large inventory of new and used vehicles, and friendly country atmosphere with big city sales volume. We are closed Sundays and all Statutory holidays. We offer a competitive pay plan with an aggressive bonus structure, salary guarantee and moving allowance. Attention: Dean Brackenbury, GSM. Email:

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PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: or fax 780-955-HIRE.

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Signs Don’t Keep your business in the dark! Glo-tech Innovations has an illuminated LED sign solution for every budget. Manufactured in the Kootenays. Isn’t it time you glo up? ph 250 352-5201 or 1 877 510-5201

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay HAY FOR SALE small square $160/ton 250-428-4316

Merchandise for Sale

Fruit & Vegetables GRAND FORKS FARMS: Every Wednesday at 402 Baker Street, beside the Full Circle Cafe, Nelson. Grand Forks Gala/Honeycrisp apple juice $13.00/5 litre box. Apples, anjou pears, squash, potatoes and much more. Family friendly prices. Erran Rilkoff 250-442-3514

Help Wanted Nelson, BC PHARMACY TECHNICIAN REQUIRED We are urgently looking for a pharmacy technician to join our team. The position is for 3 days a week. Knowledge of Kroll Computer Systems and/ or Positec is a huge asset. We are open Monday through Friday, closed evenings, weekends & holidays. If you are interested in working with us, please apply in person to either Jennifer or Andrew or email your resume to: References are required.

NELSON CIVIC THEATRE SOCIETY IS SEEKING TWO DYNAMIC PEOPLE to manage all aspects of the exciting project to renovate the Civic Theatre, and to provide administrative support for the committees of the Board to ensure the successful delivery of project goals. We are looking for two individuals with complementary skills, including experience in project development and administration, nonprofit organization management, marketing, and fundraising for two half time positions. These positions may be combined as one full time position for the right person. This is a 12-month contract, with the possibility of renewal.  Salary commensurate with experience.

A full job description is available at Job-sharing proposals will be considered DEADLINE: Monday, January 21at 5pm.

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Misc. Wanted CASH for OLD postcards, guns, military medals, syphons, bottles, license plates, NWBIT insulators, tins, signs, silver coins (15x), toys, tokens, misc. antiques, Larry, 250 545-7140, Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Chad: 250-863-3082 in Town

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent NELSON Uphill: 2bdrm apt at Granite Manor, 104 Morgan St 55+, NS/NP, avail immediately $850/m heat/cable incl. 250-352-2072

Payroll Administration / Accounting We require a highly-proficient, detail-oriented individual with solid experience in payroll and benefits administration and various accounting duties. Along with accounting experience, you must be accurate, at ease with computers, personable, flexible and professional. This is a permanent, part-time position. You will perform duties for our General Motors and Hyundai dealerships and our collision centre. As our businesses grow further, there is opportunity for additional work and advancement. Please send your cover letter and resume, with references, to:

Mitch Rinas Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick GMC 1700 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 2W4 Fax: (250) 365-3949 Email:



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Homes for Rent Castlegar North 2 Bdrm Separate walk out basement suite, brand new reno, very clean & bright with all new appliances Fridge, stove, W/D, over the range Micro D/W, No smoking, No pets. $750/mth + utilities Avail Immediately 250-869-5772 SMALL, private, pleasant cottage within city limits. Three beds, one bath, deck and yard. Available feb 1st. $1100/ month plus heat. Call James 250-505-7600.



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Automotive Service Technician Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick GMC has an immediate opening for a Certified Automotive Technician. We are a leader in automotive repair and service and we’re looking to hire and retain the very best. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a great work environment. We’re a family-owned and operated General Motors dealership with over 20 years of experience providing uncompromising service to our customers, and we’re looking for someone who shares our philosophy and work ethic. Come be a part of our team. General Motors experience is considered an asset, but is not essential. However, you must have your own tools and safety boots. Please submit your cover letter and resume to: Mitch Rinas, Controller Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick GMC 1700 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 2W4 Fax: (250) 365-3949 Email:




SIX MILE- Fully Equipped 1 bdrm, $750/m DD$250 util, cable & wi-fi incl 250-777-1146


JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician. Hanna Chrysler Ltd in Hanna, Alberta needs a few more good people. Busy, modern shop. $25-$31/hour + bonus, benefits. Great community. Inquire or send resume. Fax 403-8542845; Email

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Grand Forks: basement suite, private entrance with parking space. Two blocks to town, modern, spacious, bright, one bedroom plus large den, washer & dryer incl. $675 per month, plus utilities. No pets, no smoking. Damage deposit & references required. Call 250442-3365.

Rentals Nelson: Downtown office suite. Mountain Waters building, 205 Victoria Good parking, light & quiet $375/mo. 1st month rent free 352-6081



NELSON FORD 250 352-7202 DLN#28082 2004 Ford FOCUS $7995 NELSON FORD 250 352-7202 DLN#28082 2006 Jeep Liberty $13,995 NELSON FORD 250 352-7202 DLN#28082 2006 Ford Escape $15,995 NELSON FORD 250 352-7202 DLN#28082 2007 Ford F-150 $22,995 NELSON FORD 250 352-7202 DLN#28082 2007 Ford F-150 $23,844 NELSON FORD 250 352-7202 DLN#28082 2007 Ford Ranger $15,995 NELSON FORD 250 352-7202 DLN#28082 2008 Ford F-150 $26,877 NELSON FORD 250 352-7202 DLN#28082 2008 Ford F-150 $26,995 NELSON FORD 250 352-7202 DLN#28082 2009 Ford F-150 $26,990 NELSON FORD 250 352-7202 DLN#28082 2009 Ford F-150 $26,988 NELSON FORD 250 352-7202 DLN#28082 2009 Ford F-150 $28,995 NELSON FORD 250 352-7202 DLN#28082 2010 Ford Focus $18,995 NELSON FORD 250 352-7202 DLN#28082 2010 Ford F-150 $32,844 NELSON FORD 250 352-7202 DLN#28082 2010 Ford Ranger $15,995 NELSON FORD 250 352-7202 DLN#28082 2011 MAZDA 3 $18,995 NELSON FORD 250 352-7202 DLN#28082 2011 Ford F-250 $31,495 NELSON FORD 250 352-7202 DLN#28082 2012 Ford Focus $22,995

Cars - Sports & Imports VERY nice 2008 Honda Civic LX Coupe with 1.8L, 5 speed 103,000 kl. Sharp brownish gray exterior. Winters. EXCELLENT condition. Remaining 6 yrs or 120,0000 warranty. Price $10,500 (firm). 250-304-9419

Trucks & Vans

Please submit resume with cover letter stating salary expectations by mail or email to: Hiring Committee Nelson Civic Theatre Society 719 Vernon Street Nelson B.C. V1L 4G3

2005 Toyota Tacoma Quad Cab, mint, only 118,000 km incl summer & winter wheels & tires, 6 speed manual trans, $18,900 OBO contact Ross @ 250 354-3384


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Three-game roadtrip this weekend Continued from Page 13 top spot as they have since October, but now both West Kootenay rivals only sit two points back. The Leafs 2-3-1 in their last six games. With only 14 games remaining in the regular season, the Leafs will hit the road this coming weekend for a crucial threegame swing through the Doug Birks Division. On Friday they will take on Chase, Saturday they travel to Kamloops and on Sunday finish up in Armstrong against North Okanagan.

Linden Horswill is playing well.

Maida said it’s the perfect time for the team to head out on the road to build on strengths

established this season. “It’s good to get away and get reattached as a team, spend some time together on the road,” he said. “We want to get back to Leafs hockey being consistent for 60 minutes in all games.” When the Leafs return home, they will play six of their last 11 games against Beaver Valley, Castlegar and Spokane. The Leafs next home game is January 18 against Columbia Valley at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

Favorite book nominations

Visitors to NelsoN recommeNd these great reads: • The Great Work of Your Life: A guide for the journey to your true calling by Stephen Cope • The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatge • The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

NELSON Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 Get Involved Walk - Donate Volunteer - Sponsor 2013 Walk Honoree George Grypma Walk Location: Nelson & District Community Complex 305 Hall Street 250-352-7960

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• Into the Wild by John Krakauer • What is the What by Dave Eggers • Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana • A Short History of Progress by Ronald Wright • Harry Potter by JK Rowling • Airborn by Kenneth Oppel • The Young Bond series by Charlie Higson

Nelson reads Nomination Form


Thurs. Jan 10th at 9:00 am SHARP

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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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January 09, 2013 edition of the Nelson Star