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Rick Nixon owns Itza Ristorante and Pizzeria with his wife Annick Sirois. The chef recently placed second in Canadian Pizza’s 2012 Chef of the Year competition. With that honour comes a guaranteed spot in the finals of the International Pizza Challenge in Las Vegas this spring. He’s excited to say the least. “I just can’t believe there’s a world championship for pizza and I get to go and represent Canada in it,” he says. In 2011, the Itza chef placed third in the annual competition put on by Canadian Pizza, but only the top two chefs continue on to the competition in Las

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Vegas held March 19 to 20. No Canadian has ever won the competition with Italy and the US usually taking top honours. “So, the pressure is on,” grins Nixon. “This is a very new experience for me.” To enter, Nixon sent in his best pizza recipe — one that came about as a bit of a lark. “We had these leftover ingredients so we said, ‘let’s throw it on a pizza,’” he says. A few additional toppings and some tinkering and the Harvest Pizza was born. The winning creation includes basil and walnut pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, baby spinach and royal gala apples giving a crunch and sweetness in every bite. Add slow roasted red peppers, smoked Gruyere cheese and pickled capers. “The apples provide a sweet aspect to the pizza. We go heavy on the garlic and Parmesan in the pesto so it’s sharp. The roasted peppers are soft and sweet. Then there’s the Gruyere cheese and capers give it that zing that finishes off the flavour,” describes Nixon. “The combination of ingredients is almost perfect.” With healthy being a big trend in the pizza world, Nixon believes his vegetarian pizza follows suit. “We want to lose that image of the past. Pizza can be healthy if it’s made

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Itza Ristorante owner and chef Rick Nixon works on a pizza at his downtown restaurant. Nixon’s Harvest pizza helped him place second in Canadian Pizza magazine’s 2012 chef of the year competition. Next up, a pizza bake-off in Las Vegas for an international title.

properly,” he said. Nixon will need to come up with a new recipe to compete in the International Pizza Challenge this spring where 10 finalists will battle for the top prize, pizza bake-off style. With Canadian Pizza’s first placing chef choosing to bake a non-traditional pizza,

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the Nelson competitor will tackle the traditional. Allowed only two toppings, Nixon is sourcing ingredients and brainstorming ideas to come up with three winning ideas. From there, he plans to “let the town decide” which pizza just might get the Itza chef a world title.

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There’s a new second in command at the Nelson Police Department — Inspector Paul Burkart. The endorsement only makes sense considering Burkart had been “handpicked” for the Nelson detachment in August, 2000, says Chief Wayne Holland who’s been observing the officer since arriving himself two years ago. “They had great expectations of him,” says Holland. “He’s most deserving of this promotion.” With a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Carleton University in Ottawa and a Masters degree in Industrial Relations, Burkart also has 18 years on the job as a police officer. He came to Nelson from the Calgary Police Service where he was for more than five years. “We were fortunate enough to scoop him up,” says Holland. “He came with amazing credentials.” Since arriving in the Queen City, Burkart has embraced the community giving of his time outside work hours as a volunteer DARE instructor and soccer coach. “What was really notable about him is what we always insist on when we’re recruiting people in. He’s someone who’s willing to work in the community as a volunteer,” says Holland. “I think he’s really established himself in

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Inspector Paul Burkart is now on the job at the downtown Nelson Police Department station. The 49-yearold took over the post from outgoing inspector Henry Paivarinta. Bob Hall photo

his years with us.” Burkart says his philosophy on policing is something he has maintained throughout his time in Nelson. Shortly after arriving he volunteered to be the downtown beat officer to get closer to his new community. Interacting on a personal level right from the start gave him an instant feel for what people felt was important when it comes to the safety of the place they call home. “My philosophy would be that as a police officer I am working in the community and I want to work with the community,” he said. “I think that fits very well with Nelson and my involvement so far has shown that. I want to

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help make this community better.” Because of a reorganization of the department, the rank of deputy chief constable is being retired. For the next year to year and a half, the second in command will be referred to as inspector – still officially an officer. “This provides a little more opportunity for that person to be out on the street with the uniforms more,” says Chief Holland. In his new job, Burkart will do administrative work, attend committee meetings and work with the City and city council. A good portion remains operational, however, so he will help out on the road and assist supervisors.

Holland says the police board, chief and City all agree with a policy of promoting from within – especially at a smaller police force where opportunities are fewer. “You really have to shine to get to advanced ranks,” says Holland. “Identifying and promoting from within really sends a message to the troops, from the most junior member all the way to the top, that there really is opportunity for advancement in their career.” Burkart arrived to Nelson with a young family knowing his opportunities in a small Story continues to ‘Holland’ on Page 14

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Accounting Clerk - Nelson The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is seeking an employee to join our Finance team for a 9-month term.

Co-op radio tower needs new permanent home

If you have completed the entry level of CMA / CGA or possess an Accounting Diploma and have 3 years of mid-level finance experience that includes the full cycle of accounts payable, please forward your resume and a covering letter to the undersigned as soon as possible. Ann Fisher, CHRP Regional District of Central Kootenay Box 590 – 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC V1L 5R4 Phone: 250-352-8193 Toll Free in BC: 1-800-268-7325 within BC Resumes/covering letters will also be accepted via e-mail in a Word or PDF format to afisher@rdck.bc.ca We thank you in advance for your interest. Contact will be made with shortlisted candidates only.

Kootenay Co-Op Radio station manager Jay Hannley at the controls at the Hall Street studio. The community radio station needs to find a new home for its transmitter and time is running out. Kirsten Hildebrand photo KIRSTEN HILDEBRAND Nelson Star Reporter

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Kootenay Co-op Radio has a transmission tower looking for a home. In accordance with new Interior Health Authority policy ridding all non-hospital related equipment from their buildings, KCR has been asked to relocate their tower currently atop Kootenay Lake Hospital. As a temporary solution, the tower will be moved to the coop’s station located at 308 Hall Street. “This will hopefully be a temporary solution and then we’ll have to move again, but this all takes money,” says Jay Hannley, station manager. Every time a tower is touched, so to speak, CRTC and Industry Canada want notification so the station must apply prior to moving. While they could be expected to remove the tower from atop the hospital any day, so far, the station has been allowed to stay — past the 30 days originally given late last fall, explains Hannley. “As long as they know that we’ve been working on it — it takes time to file with Industry Canada and the CRTC and to get the infrastructure back here in order to move the transmitter. We’re hoping we can get it

done sooner rather than later,” he says. CRTC and Industry Canada generally takes four to six months to consider applications, but did say they would fast track KCR’s application because of the urgency of it. Because the tower will be coming down in elevation, it’s hard to say what will happen to the signal strength. Eventually, a home atop Elephant Mountain or up on Mountain Station would be ideal, says Hanley. And while they’re applying to the CRTC, KCR might as well keep their eye on other goals that would require approval such as upping their wattage so their signal can reach further. They’d also like to “go stereo” because co-op radio is still broadcast in mono, says Hanley. “But that means getting a whole new transmitter and completing an engineering brief,” he says. For the station to achieve these goals they’d likely need up to $10,000. For a community station, this is a difficult target to attain. “There are so many worthwhile organizations in this town that need the money too. It’s great that we live in a community that really supports independent projects, but

it’s tough to raise that kind of dough,” says Hannley. Well known for their membership drives, funds brought in barely cover operating costs. KCR has been working on a nest egg for costs that arise, but this is similarly difficult. Ad sales aren’t the route they’d like to take because “we are kind of one of the last independent medias left in this town,” says Hannley. “We’re kind of caught between a rock and a hard place at times.” Stewart Minns is chairman of the board for the co-op radio station. “We live and die by our membership and we live and die by our sponsors. We do not generate commercial revenue,” he says. Minns has a radio show called Kootenay Gazing, about astronomy, on the air for over a year now. Minns is proud of what the community radio station, in Nelson for 10 years, offers its listeners. “It’s grown from a fledgling organization to a community radio station respected across the country. We do a lot of different types of broadcasts, programming encouraging alternate types of music and spoken word. It’s very much a component of Nelson and the community,” he says.


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A cultural development idea has taken utility boxes in the Heritage City from ugly and obtrusive to charming with a little history lesson thrown in. When Nelson Hydro took their pole-top transformers and put them on the streets a couple years ago, Joy Barrett knew something needed to be done. As the cultural development officer for the City of Nelson reporting to the Cultural Development Committee, she proposed the boxes be covered using a historical theme.

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“People are interested in the history of Nelson,” she said. “It’s a very fascinating place and heritage is part of who we are so it was interesting to pursue the history of Nelson Hydro and the history of the buildings that used to be here.” Nelson Hydro “wholeheartedly backed it” and is footing the bill at an average cost per site of $2,000. With graffiti and tagging on these types of utility boxes a common problem in cities, beautification has made a difference. “In the long term it saves them [Nelson Hydro] money to put something like this on because they don’t have to be cleaning up graffiti and repainting them all the time,” said Barrett. The first series of boxes on Baker Street’s north side is done featuring scenes de-

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The project to turn the streetside Nelson Hydro electrical boxes in the downtown into informative historical pieces of art has been a success. There are still more to come. Kirsten Hildebrand photo

picting the history of Nelson Hydro. There are five sites with two boxes each. A second series is underway on the south side of the street and highlights the “lost” buildings of Nelson, structures destroyed by fire or simply destroyed. “We looked at that location to see what buildings once existed there but are gone,” she says. “Once that whole series on the south side of Baker Street has been completed, you can walk down and get an idea of the history of what used to be there.” Some buildings included in the artwork covering the 11 south side boxes are Peebles Motors, Nelson Drill Hall, the Madden Hotel, Nelson Opera House and Nelson’s first fire hall. “It makes a big difference. They’re really getting noticed,” said Barrett. “The reception has just been phenomenal. It’s beautification,

but it’s also education at the same time.” Help on the project includes retired museum curator Shawn Lamb researching and Touchstone’s Laura Fortier and Lamb sourcing the images. Murray Kimber of Speedpro is doing the designs, using the basic images and adding to them using his background as an illustrator. He felt the use of historical photos had been done and a twist on the theme was needed. “People are used to seeing those black and white photographs so we wanted to contemporize these a bit so we introduced colour washes over all the images,” he says. “This is like taking the museum out onto the street because they’re information kiosks as well, so I wanted them to stand out and grab people’s attention.” Artistic component con-

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t’s become a common urban beautification strategy, but in Nelson we’ve managed to take the electrical box wraps to an even higher level. You have likely seen the downtown boxes already and if you haven’t you can check out the story on Page 5 of today’s paper. The latest additions to our city’s core are attractive and informative solutions to the bland green transformers scattered throughout the city. Just as impressive as the look of the boxes is the collaboration that took place to get them to their current state. It’s local talent and local problem solving at its best. It started with the downtown electrical conversion project that Nelson Hydro hatched in 2010. The city-owned utility is still in the process of upgrading the service and eliminating the concentration of overhead lines. It’s a project that will take us into the modern age, but the green metal boxes left behind didn’t seem to fit with our heritage look. When it began, the Cultural Development Committee stepped up with an offer to help. Since that time, much work has been done to formulate a plan to make the boxes a better fit. We are now seeing the results of plenty of hard work and consultation. Retired museum curator Shawn Lamb and Laura Fortier from Touchstones Nelson helped with the history and images that now adorn the boxes. Utilizing their skills and knowledge was essential to what we see today. Adding to the local touch is the fact that renown artist Murray Kimber jumped on board to create the final version of the wrap. It helps that Kimber is now also the owner of Nelson’s Speedpro Signs, but his design of the boxes is the icing on top of the electrical box cake. Congratulations to all those involved in making this project a reality. It’s a credit to the desire of community leaders to continue to make the Nelson downtown core one of our most cherished assets. We want to hear from you. EMAIL LETTERS TO: editor@nelsonstar.com DROP OFF/MAIL: 514 Hall St. Nelson, B.C. V1L 1Z2 Phone 250-352-1890 The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the 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 bcpresscouncil.org

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happy 2013! Rounding out the holiday season, the New Year is a symbol as well as celebration of transition. We look back on the previous year, noting accomplishments, challenges and events, take stock of what still needs to be done and look forward to making it happen in the New Year, often with a resolution. My brother, a personal fitness trainer in Edmonton, reminds me that the most popular resolution is to get in shape and lose weight. After all the locally made chocolates I ate this December, he can add me to the get-back-into-shape crowd, but with a few additions. Most notably, with an election coming up this spring, my BC NDP colleagues and I have resolved to run a positive campaign. Often elections, especially competitive ones like those in BC, result in a litany of personal attack ads. We’ve all seen them: the red and black background, sinister music, terrible photos of the opponent mixed with accusations and character assassination. Nothing about policy, ideas, vision or issues. So if these ads aren’t about laying out a party’s platform to convince you they have the right agenda, what are they about? Some say they are about making the other team look bad in efforts to make their team look good. Experts on voter behaviour and communications, however, will go further. They say these ads are about voter suppression.

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall (left) and BC NDP leader Adrian Dix (right) are promising a civil provincial campaign this spring.

That’s right, personal attacks can also be used to turn people, particularly young voters and women, off of the whole political process, resulting in reduced voter turnout. If you’re feeling that you just don’t like politics, that you don’t know the candidates and parties’ positions and don’t care after two or more months of those ads, you’re not alone, and the ads have done their job. Now this isn’t to say that debate and criticism are a problem. Indeed, democracy cannot exist without debate and critical analysis. But the way in which it occurs at election time is something we need to consider and act upon for the health of our democracy. In doing this, BC NDP leader Adrian Dix has been getting his team to focus on being kind to our opponents while holding them accountable for their choices and proposing a pragmatic platform. Whether it is him, Christy

Clark, Jane Sterk, John Cummins or any other candidate this election, we all step forward to serve our communities through the democratic process and we need to be respectful of each other for doing it.

BC NDP leader Adrian Dix has been getting his team to focus on being kind to our opponents while holding them accountable for their choices and proposing a pragmatic platform. So our resolution is to be strong on the issues and respectful of the people. No personal attacks, no character assassination, no sinister music. Just ideas, accountability and debate. That’s not to say those

ads won’t exist in the election. The Liberals have already started them, attacking John Cummins, using double-entendres with Adrian’s last name and going back to a decade when one-third of voters (including me) were still in grade school. Meanwhile, they use $15 million of your tax dollars on selfpromoting ads. Nevertheless, we’re not going there. Voter suppression isn’t good, especially when it turns off a whole generation of voters craving to hear about issues and understand the political process. Debate is imperative for you to make a choice when casting your ballot, and for you to hear it, politicians need to start taking out the noise. Here’s to a great 2013 for all, and achieving our New Year’s resolutions. Michelle Mungall is the Nelson-Creston MLA. Her column is featured once a month


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Wayne Germaine Serving Nelson & Area Since 1987.

It was actually climate change that took a stand in 2012 Re: Nelson Star Newsmaker of the Year (January 2, 2012 front page). Climate change, not Mother Nature, is what is taking a stand in 2012 as Newsmaker of the Year 2012. Why don’t we come out and say “global warming” or “climate change?” Is it fear of taking a stand or expressing a strong opinion? Perhaps this phenomenon is related to the campaign of denial that claims that global warming is natural and has been happening since the last Ice Age. Misinformation or partial data have been used to cast doubt on the real science. Meanwhile profits in the fossil fuel industry continue to grow at a breakneck pace, an industry that benefits from this lack of action. I think a story on the huge subsides that the oil and gas industries receive and how it

relates to our warming planet (or controlling and pacifying the press) should be one of the newsmaker of the year.

Scientists have been saying for decades that we can expect more intense rainfall events in a warming climate. Scientists have been saying for decades that we can expect more intense rainfall events in a warming climate and the extreme precipitation events early last summer are entirely consistent with this. As planetary energy imbalance continues to deepen, ice caps are disappearing, vegetation is moving north, surface and ocean temperatures continue to rise,

HUGS. A great big hug to the friends who rearranged their day and stayed with my little girl, who was in bed with a bad cold, so that I could get to the Christmas concert my little boy had been working so hard for. You guys are terrific. HUGS. Big giant hugs to the best friend ever, who was waiting for me in my home when I arrived after a very scarey drive, with food and wine and the warmest of warm welcomes awaiting me... you are the best!! I am blessed to call you my FRIEND. HUGS. A big hug to Martha, travel agent extraordinaire, for helping me get home for Christmas when I missed my flight. You really went the extra mile for me and I so appreciate all your help. I made it home just in time to read the Night Before Christmas to my new nephew. Hug, Hug, HUG! - from not M.I.A. HUGS. To the three young women who swooped down upon me when I turned my ankle on the ice and sprawled flat on my face in front of the post office Wednesday afternoon. You picked me up, collected the parking meter money I had spread all over the sidewalk, restored my dignity and waited to see that I was functional. Thank you so much. SLUGS. To miffed mamma in last week’s Nelson Star. I think the receptions at the walk-in clinic do a wonderful job at keeping everyone equal. I would be upset if someone got pushed ahead of me. The ladies are doing a wonderful job at this busy time of

weather patterns are changing dramatically and extreme weather events are taking a growing toll. Scientists are now warning of a tipping point of 400 parts per million (ppm) concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. After that threshold, they predict the climate warming trend will be irreversible and could accelerate. Current levels are around 390 ppm. So what will it take to push us into action? More mud slides, more flooding, more deaths, an interface fire like the one in Slave Lake that consumed one-third of the town? In the meantime, the best we can do is to try to fix the holes in our sinking earth ship and get used to these extreme weather events as the norm. Brian McLachlan Nelson

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year with all the sick people in town. You can always leave the mall or go home instead of waiting there. We are lucky to still have a walk-in clinic. HUGS. To Kathy McBride for taking me up to the ski hill, when I had no one to skiing with! THANK YOU SKI BUDDY! HUGS. To the Rosemont Brownies, Nelson Girl Guides, and volunteers who sent a gift of Christmas cheer with our Meals on Wheels. – from a smiling recipient

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HUGS. To grandma for taking us along on a wonderful adventure in paradise. Hang loose!

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HUGS. To the wonderful people of Nelson who take the time to decorate their homes for the enjoyment of others. During the holidays we had a chance to be driven around town to enjoy the lights and it was truly delightful.

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SLugs. A huge slug to whoever left a six week old puppy and a cat in a cardboard box held down by a cinder block outside the Nelson Animal Hospital. Would you leave a baby out in the cold like that? The SPCA is trying to remedy your cruel act. HUGS. To the women who administer the Diabetic Services at Kootenay Lake Hospital who go above and beyond the ordinary in care and concern. Thanks for doing an emergency check of our Glucommeter! - A Grateful Diabetic

If you have a Hug or a Slug... we’d like to hear it. Simply email us at editor@nelsonstar.com with your short quips, compliments or complaints. We will print the anonymous submissions for all to see. Be honest, but all we ask is you keep it tasteful. You can also drop by a written submission to our offices at 514 Hall Street.

Three opportunities are available for the following positions: Two Directors from the Nelson Representative Area (3 year term) One Director at Large (3 year term) Applications must be received no later than Thursday, January 31, 2013. Please direct inquiries to: VIRGINIA MAKAROFF Executive Assistant Nominating Committee Nelson & District Credit Union PO Box 350 Nelson, BC V1L 5R2 P. 250.352.7207 F. 250.352.9663 E. vmakaroff@nelsoncu.com

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Touchstones of Nelson - Greg Scott

Back to 1913 Starting with this column we spend the next year in Nelson of 100 years ago. Times have changed but then, they haven’t!

Dateline January 2, 1913

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ith true western jollity and good spirit the people of Nelson, in company with scores from many points in Kootenay and Boundary, yesterday celebrated the opening day of the New Year here. From the midnight hour on Tuesday, when farewell was sung to the old year, the celebration was continued almost without intermission, dances, dinners, card parties and events of a more public nature taking place. In the evening the centre of the New Year celebration was the Hume hotel, where over 200 sat down to dinner. At its conclusion the commodious dining room, which was prettily decorated, was cleared of tables and chairs and a dance, attended by nearly 300 people, took place. It was one of the most enjoyable affairs of the winter, and probably the biggest New Year’s dinner ever held in the city.

Dateline January 15, 1913

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lex Carrie, the Nelson architect, will be requested by the building committee of the Kootenay Lake General Hospital Board to prepare plans for a new building to be constructed on the site of the present hospital and in sections so that the old structure can be utilized during the construction for the accommodation of patients. Remarks indicated that the new building might be smaller than 60 rooms, the size formerly determined. It was stated that after mature consideration that the conclusion had been reached that even if the necessary funds were available it was questionable whether the revenue secured would be sufficient to meet operating expenses of a structure of the dimensions at first proposed and for which

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plans were prepared by S.B. Birds, a Vancouver architect, but for which the tenders proved to be out of all proportion to the funds in prospect.

Dateline January 16, 1913

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he street car system has become somewhat demoralized during the past few days on account of the unusually heavy snowfall. The sweeper is at present out of commission until the necessary parts arrive from Vancouver to permit repairs being made. It is expected that the sweeper will be working by Friday evening. At present one car is run from Baker Street to the shipyards and the other from Baker Street to the corner of Carbonate and Cedar Streets, thus providing half hourly service as nearly as possible, Yesterday morning’s snowfall is said to be one of the heaviest in the history of the city.

Dateline January 18, 1913

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he hockey boys are preparing to make a trip to Trail on Wednesday evening next in royal style. A special train has been chartered and at present it is estimated that fully 200 followers of the local team will take the trip. Two cars have been procured, one will be set aside for the ladies and their escorts, while the other will be reserved for men who wish to smoke. The trip to Trail will be made in one and a half hours and the train will leave Trail shortly after the match, arriving in Nelson soon after midnight. The success of the trip is already assured, and the attempt by the locals to bring hockey back to its old footing in Nelson is already a pronounced success. The boys are also contemplating a dance on Feb. 3, which will help toward celebrating the winning of the championship, which will almost assuredly be Nelson’s by that date.


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Community Organizations 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. Join Walk in Peace, a silent ‘circle walk’ beginning at Lakeside Park gates on Monday, January 14 and Thursday, January 17 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. both days. Walk at your pace, alone or together. Come and go as you wish. Explore the steps you take in your life and world. A Peace By Piece initiative. Do you love to sing in a choir? The Nelson Choral Society, under director Kathleen Neudorf, rehearses on Tuesdays, 7 - 9 pm at the Bethel Christian Centre (623 Gordon Road). The spring session begins January 22nd. Come and try it out - all are welcome. For further information, go to nelsonchoralsociety.org . 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. 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. Ascension Lutheran Church hosts a free spaghetti dinner at Rosemont elementary school on Wednesday, January 16 at 5:30 p.m. Winter sessions of Storytimes at Nelson Public Library, for preschool children aged three to five years old, starts Wednesday, January 16, at 10:15 a.m. and Tales for Twos starts Saturday, January 19 at 10:15 a.m.  Registration required. Call at 352-6333 or email nradonich@nelson.ca to sign up. Join us for exciting stories, lively music, loveable puppets, fingerplays and more. 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 nradonich@ nelson.ca. 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 weekend is Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20 at Whitewater Ski Resort. Saturday’s events include marshmallow roasting and snow sculpting competitions, Gericks Summit Cup, followed by the Snow Ball Apres Party, featuring live music by Bessie and the Back Eddies in the lodge, followed by a delicious meal and a torchlight parade and fireworks. On Sun-

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day, Whitewater’s snow safety team will offer a rescue demonstration starting at 1 p.m. and the Beacon Olympics. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 nquackenbush@sd8.bc.ca 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.

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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. Preregister online at walkformemories.com.

Announcement Love 2 Learn at St. Joseph’s school has open spots. Join us for this free program for three to five year olds and their parent or other adult. Come and enjoy circle time, crafts, resources to borrow, a healthy snack and a chance to enjoy songs, stories and rhymes with new friends. Each week includes a package of activities to take home! The program runs Wednesdays 9:30 to 11 a.m. Call Joan at 250-3523218 for information and to register. Love 2 Learn is offered by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and St. Joseph’s School.

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. For detailed submission guidelines, visit touchstonesnelson. ca/exhibitions. All submissions must be received by Tuesday, February 5, at 5 p.m. For more information, email exhibitions@ touchstonesnelson.ca or call Rod Taylor or Jessica Demers at 250352-9813.

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Library Fines Help Fuel Food Cupboard Nelson Food Cupboard coordinator Anna Kirkpatrick (left) accepts a donation from The Nelson Public Library’s June Stockdale raised during its Fines for Food Day last month. Fines collected were added to donations from the public and staff for a total of $180. Kirkpatrick says that the Food Cupboard is always grateful for donations at any time of year so that the organization can continue to provide submitted photo healthy food for individuals and families in need.

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Local governments go carbon neutral together SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

L.V. Rogers Students Join Global Effort For the fourth year in a row, L.V. Rogers participated in Amnesty International’s Write for Rights last month. Nelson joined millions of people from around the world as part of the “biggest global movements taking action to demand justice, respect and protection for human rights and an end to human rights violations.” The event took place all day in the library. The Grade 11/12 Leadership Class will submit over 200 letters from students and staff in support of the Write for Rights campaign. photo submitted

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Fighting the stigma of Alzheimer’s Kootenay support and education coordinator for the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. That’s why the Society has chosen “See me, not my disease. Let’s talk about dementia” as the theme of the annual Alzheimer Awareness Month, which runs through January nationally. The goal is to address myths about the disease, shift attitudes and make it easier to talk about dementia, says Leffelar. For example, Alzheimer’s disease is more than having the occasional “senior moment” or losing your keys. It is a progressive degenerative brain disorder that affects each person differently.

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If a close friend told you she has dementia, would you avoid her for fear of being embarrassed by what she might say or do? If you answered “yes,” you’re not alone. According to a recent poll by Alzheimer’s Disease International, 40 per cent of people with dementia reported they had been avoided or treated differently after diagnosis. “It’s no surprise, then, that one in four respondents cited stigma as a reason to conceal their diagnosis,” says Julie Leffelaar, the Nelson and West

Sadly, it is fatal and there is no cure. “Although one in three Canadians know someone with dementia, it is not discussed as openly as other chronic illnesses, so the prevalence is there but the conversation isn’t yet and that’s what we hope to address,” explains Leffelar. Today, 747,000 Canadians have dementia, 70,000 whom are British Columbians. To learn more about the Let’s Talk About Dementia campaign, visit alzheimerbc.org. For information on local assistance, including support and information groups and educational seminars, contact Leffelaar at 250-3656769 or jleffelaar@alzheimerbc.org.

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Eleven local governments have signed on to meeting their carbon neutral commitment together through the joint procurement of Kootenay-based offsets. The first to commit was the Regional Districts of Central Kootenay (RDCK), Kootenay-Boundary (RDKB), and East Kootenay (RDEK), and the municipalities of Fruitvale, Kaslo, Trail, Midway, Slocan, Rossland, Greenwood and Invermere. By working together over the last four years, local governments across the Columbia Basin and Boundary areas are estimated to have saved up to $750,000 on energy in their own operations. By buying Kootenay-based offsets together, the local governments will save again while keeping the investment in the region. “While it is not realistic for us to completely eliminate fossil fuels from our operations, we can take responsibility for reducing our emissions and keep those investments in the Kootenays,” said RDCK board chair John Kettle, referring to the purchase of carbon offsets. “Congratulations for the leadership shown by these local governments on working together to take tangible actions on climate change,” said Neil Muth, Columbia Basin Trust president and CEO. “We are pleased to support these efforts and applaud the regional districts for their innovative approach to buying Kootenay-based offsets.” Local governments voluntarily signed BC’s Climate Action Charter and have committed to becoming carbon neutral in their operations. Here in the Columbia Basin, a multi-year effort known as the Carbon Neutral Kootenays (CNK) project is supporting local governments and First Nations that are working towards becoming carbon neutral. CNK is funded jointly by Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) and the Regional Districts of Central Kootenay, East Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary.

h, the Amalfi coast of Italy. Seventy miles of rugged beauty overlooking the sun dappled Mediterranean. Sleepy fishing villages seemingly bolted to the cliff face. The scent of thyme and lavender, the fishing boats harvesting the bounties of the sea. And the drive of a lifetime. The best way to describe it is to think of the road through Coffee Creek, except that the Amalfi’s level. Now picture sixty or seventy miles of it, with 180 degree turns and a sheer drop of five-hundred feet to the sea. Narrow, twisting, blind corners, flimsy guardrails. And Italian drivers. I’m sure you’ve heard the stories. “Don’t drive in Italy. They’re all insane behind the wheel.” “Nobody obeys the rules. It’s every man for himself ”. I took these warnings with a grain of salt. Self-preservation is part of the primal hardwiring; no one is going to drive so recklessly that they’ll risk their life (Kootenays excepted!). Not to mention the cost these days of repairing or replacing a car. So, brimming with selfconfidence, we rented a tiny little “Cinque Cento” at the Rome airport and, top down, toodled south to the Amalfi Coast. The A1, the autostrada, is state of the art, three lanes each way with trucks relegated to the right lane and speed restricted. Everyone stays in the centre lane; the left is strictly for passing. So with a posted speed limit of 130kmh, it came as a surprise to see cars whizzing past us. Every 50k or so there were signs, in real time, warning of weather conditions ahead, or of accidents or roadworks. Drivers actually slowed down. So far, I am impressed with the Italian driver. Time for a break. We pull off at an “AutoGrill” for our first Italian espresso and are surprised by what we see: drivers lined up at the counter like it was a pitstop in a Formula One race, downing their shots in two sips in less than thirty seconds. No chat, no newspaper, no pastry. Refuelled, they’re back in their cars and are gone. We decide to sit and watch this ballet with a cappuccino and chocolate croissant... To be continued....


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Returning to the scene of the crime led to the arrest of a Nelson man who broke into a local beer and wine store. In the early hours of Tuesday, the Nelson Police Department was alerted by the store’s alarm company that a break-and-enter had occurred. Calling in the Nelson RCMP Canine Unit, officers attempted to track the suspect but didn’t locate him at the time. The 29-year-old was caught when he returned to the scene to attempt a further theft. The owner of the store who was still there saw him. Nelson Police located him in a nearby home and recovered much of the stolen property. The man has been charged with four counts of break-and-enter and was in violation of conditions stemming from previous charges of mischief and causing a disturbance. The man will remain in custody until appearing in court on February 5. He also faces another break-andenter charge in Vancouver, as well as several other breach charges along with possession of drugs from previous incidents in Nelson. DON’T GET SUCKED IN Nelson Police is warning people about scams being sent via email regarding banking issues. The latest con claims Royal Bank accounts have been restricted until identification is provided through attached websites. If anyone receives an email such as this, no matter what the banking institution, and are concerned with the content, please call your branch and confirm the legitimacy of the email or report this matter to police. Banks do not require customers to do business through emails.

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The Honest Skeptic

Rev. Scott Simpson - First Baptist Church Poor Thomas gets a bit of a bad reputation in the church – possibly because the church is often an unsafe place to express doubt. Perhaps, in a kinder light, we could call ‘Doubting Thomas’ the ‘Honest Skeptic’ – and in the best light he is really Believing Thomas. After all, it is from his lips that John evokes the great statement of faith which becomes the climax of his gospel – ‘my Lord and my God’. ( John 20:28) Within the church, Nelson Christian Science Society doubt is A Branch of the Mother Church in Boston MA often seen Sunday Service in Balfour as the 9:30 am at the Anglican Church on Busk Rd. opposite For information 250-229-5237 to faith or, at the

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very least, an obstacle to faith. In order to overcome the archenemy of Doubt, the church has worked religiously to ‘prove’ the logic of faith by producing evidence that demands a verdict and has launched an explosion of evangelism with fool-proof presentations that are intended to lead to one logical outcome – intellectual admission to the veracity of the gospel. But I suspect that most doubts have less to do with an intellectual crisis and much more to do with an emotional/ psychological one. The chief question that doubt asks is not ‘can I believe this?’ but rather ‘can I trust you?’ As the great Quaker, Elton Trueblood contends, ‘Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservations.’

The disciples were disappointed and afraid for they had hoped that Jesus would be the One to redeem Israel. Now he was presumed dead and, the tomb was Anglican Church of Canada although empty, they were slow to St. Saviour's ProCathedral trust the reports of his Ward & Silica, Nelson resurrection. I believe Family Service & Eucharist Sunday 10:30 am that the doubt expressed by Thomas is borne St. Matthew's Village Road, South Slocan from this deep sense of Sunday 9:30 am loss and even a sense of (No service third Sunday) Office: 8 am - 12 pm Tue - Fri disappointment with 250.352.5711 St. Michael & All Angels stsaviours@netidea.com Busk Road Balfour God. Sunday service 11 AM

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And I believe that many people are slow to enter the story of Jesus today because they carry a mistrust of the church borne from deep personal wounds or even from a general cultural sense of disappointment with God. If this is the case, then

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reaches to the heart of the matter. In the face of the deep wounds of our culture, we need to embrace an apologetic of compassion as the greatest ‘defense’ of the gospel.

Compassion is a great word, but I love the Old English expression better – ‘bowels of mercy’. It suggests a depth to our kindness, the kind that comes from gut-wrenching empathy for those who hurt. Jesus responded to the doubts of Thomas by showing the disciple his hands and his side, marks of the wounds that were endured by Jesus on the cross because of love. May we also be like Jesus and inspire faith in others through acts of compassion rather than through the force of some well-reasoned argument.


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WH2O Ski Team

KIJHL Stats

Racers kick off season at Whitewater

League Standings

Neil Murdoch Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Nelson 38 26 9 2 1 55 Castlegar 38 23 8 6 1 53 Beaver Valley 40 25 12 2 1 53 Spokane 38 12 22 2 2 28 Grand Forks 37 5 29 0 3 13

SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

The Whitewater Ski Team is hosting the first BC Alpine Teck Ski Race of the year this weekend at the local resort. There will be more than 100 ski racers, with athletes coming as far away as Calgary and ranging in age from nine to 69. There are racers coming from Fernie, Red, Kimberly, Salmo, Summit and Phoenix ski hills. This is a big event, with more than 100 volunteers and two slalom courses that take place over the two days. The race is being held on Bonanza, with the finish line a short distance from the lodge, so there will be some great skiing to be seen over the weekend. Awards will be held in front of Whitewater lodge beginning at 4 pm. The Saturday banquet begins at 4:45 and is provided by Whitewater’s industry renowned Fresh Tracks Cafe. The team is excited to be able to run its brand new timing equipment, which was possible due to a gracious donation from Kal Tire. The public is more than welcome to come and see the races which start at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information head to whitewaterskiteam.ca.

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Eddie Mountain Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Fernie 39 25 11 1 2 49 Golden 39 24 11 1 2 47 Kimberley 41 21 19 0 1 41 Creston Valley 39 13 20 0 5 29 Columbia Val. 38 13 21 0 4 28 Okanagan Division TEAM GP Osoyoos 40 Princeton 36 Kelowna 37 Summerland 38 Penticton 38

Nelson Atoms Score Gold in Westside

The Nelson Atom A Leafs captured first place in the tier three side of the Westside Atom Development tournament earlier this month. The eight-team tournament started with a convincing 10-2 win over Penticton Jr. Vees. The locals followed it up with a 4-0 over Revelstoke and 3-3 tie with South Okanagan. The 2-0-1 record was good enough to place Nelson in first place in their pool after round-robin play. In the semi-final, the Leafs easily disposed of Summerland 7-1 to earn a rematch with South Okanagan in the tournament final. In the final game team defence and a voracious forecheck was the call of the day as Nelson kept South Okanagan on their heels for the full 60 minutes to win the game 6-0 on their way to the championship. The team consists of: (back L-R) Matt Mint, Pete Quinn, Shawn Badger; (top L-R) Mason Scott, Matt Erickson, Kaleb Percival; (middle L-R) Dylan Mowery, Joe Davidson, Tyler Badger, Callum Cutler, Noah Quinn, Reid Vulcano, Kelton Forte; (front) Tenzin Mint. This weekend the spotlight for local minor hockey shifts to the novice division as Nelson teams host the annual novice tournament at the Nelson and District Community Complex and Nelson Civic Centre. submitted photo

Nelson Star Editor

The Nelson Junior Leafs hit the road this weekend for what should be a pivotal few days for the top teams in the Neil Murdoch Division. The comfortable first-place lead the locals enjoyed at the start has evaporated due to recent struggles by the Leafs and much stronger play by rival Beaver Valley Nitehawks

and Castlegar Rebels. The Leafs open their threegame trip to the Doug Birks Division tonight in Chase. The locals will then face much stiffer competition Saturday and Sunday with tilts against Kamloops and North Okanagan. Beaver Valley — who are currently embroiled in a nasty dispute with the BCHL’s Trail Smoke Eaters over sniper Ryan Edwards who has de-

cided to return to Junior B — will have a much easier time over the weekend taking on Spokane and Grand Forks. Castlegar has a home-andhome with the Creston Valley Thunder who currently sit fourth in the Eddie Mountain Division. The Leafs return home to the Nelson and District Community Complex next Friday when they will tangle with the Columbia Valley Rockies.

vs. Chase Heat

AWAY SAT. JAN. 12th 7:00 PM vs. Kamloops Storm

T 0 0 1 1 1

OTL P 3 49 2 48 0 47 2 37 2 19

UPCOMING GAMES

FRIDAY, January 1 Nelson at Chase Kimberley at Columbia Valley Fernie at Golden Summerland at Princeton Sicamous at Revelstoke Penticton at Kamloops Creston Valley at Castlegar SATURDAY, January 5 Nelson at Kamloops Fernie at Columbia Valley Kimberley at Golden Castlegar at Creston Valley Beaver Valley at Spokane North Okanagan at Revelstoke Chase at Princeton SUNDAY, January 6 Nelson at North Okanagan Grand Forks at Beaver Valley Osoyoos at Penticton Sicamous at Kamloops

Nelson Leafs Leaders

PLAYER Position Colton Schell Forward Carson Willans Forward Connor Gross Forward Linden Horswill Forward Seth Schmidt Defence Aaron Dunlap Forward Bryce Nielsen Forward Matthew Naka Forward James Sorrey Forward JJ Beitel Defence Dallon Stoddart Forward

LEAFS HOCKEY

AWAY FRI. JAN. 11th 7:00 PM

L 14 11 13 18 27

Doug Birks Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Sicamous 35 22 7 2 4 50 N. Okanagan 37 23 11 1 2 49 Revelstoke 35 18 13 3 1 40 Kamloops 39 13 20 2 4 32 Chase 38 9 25 3 1 22

Leafs in need of big road weekend BOB HALL

W 23 23 23 17 8

AWAY SUN. JAN. 13th 3:00 PM vs. North Okanagan Knights

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G 20 13 20 10 9 12 13 7 6 3 6

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Thomas (Tom) Percival Wilson November 4 1919 - December 30 2012

Our loved father, grandfather and greatgrandfather, our “Great Gramps”, passed peacefully at his residence in Talarico Place, Castlegar, BC. Tom was born in Medicine Hat, AB. the second of the four children of Roy & May (Moss) Wilson. In 1940 he graduated from Garbutt Business College in Calgary and immediately went to work with CM&S in Yellowknife, NWT. In 1943 he transferred to Pinchi Lake, BC to the Mercury Mine, then to Cominco at Trail, then to South Slocan #3 Plant with WKP&L in 1949. He remained as warehouseman at South Slocan until his retirement in 1983. He married Phyllis and started their family while in Pinchi Lake, adding to and raising their children at South Slocan. His retirement years were enjoyed in Blueberry tending his vegetable garden, flowers & yard. Of course that was when he wasn’t golfing, curling, bowling or swimming. Tom was predeceased by his wife Phyllis (McDougall) in 1989, his brother Stanley (2007), his sister Hazel Wyatt (2009). He will be greatly missed by his family & friends and will be remembered by all for his commitment & dedication to his community, giving time and help to any in need, his quick wit, sense of humour, and the twinkle in his eyes! He enjoyed life and everyone in it and to quote him “Take It The Way It Comes & Make The Best Of It”, was how he lived his life. He is survived by his daughter Donna (Stew) Wallach of Vernon; sons Ron (Melba) of Trail; Jim (Goldie) of Salmon Arm. Grandchildren Murray Wallach (Revelstoke); Cheryl Wallach (Calgary); Matthew (Jennifer) Wilson (Kelowna) & Shannon (Keith) Hodgson (Oromocto, NB). Great grandchildren Breanne & Riley Wallach, Londyn Hodgson. Sister Melba (Wally) Davies of Vancouver and sister-in-law Florence Davis of Napa, CA. as well as many nieces & nephews. He will be missed by his friend & companion Pauline Demoskoff, whom he met while living at Castlewood. We would especially like to thank Dr. Merritt for over 30 years of providing such good care of Dad (& Mum). Thank you to the staff of Castlewood Village and then Talarico Place for their care. There will be no service by Dad’s request, but family will host a social tea at a later date. Those choosing to make a donation in his memory are encouraged to do so, to their charity of choice.

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Barrie Perepolken January 28, 1957 – December 9, 2012 The family of Barrie Perepolken announces with sadness his passing on Dec. 9, 2012 at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Barrie was born Jan. 29, 1957 in Nelson, B.C. to Pete and Nellie Perepolkin of Thrums. He spent his childhood years in Thrums, attending Tarrys Elementary School and later Stanley Humphries Secondary School in Castlegar. In the early 1990s he moved to Fruitvale where he resided until his passing. He was a longtime employee of Boardwalk Enterprises in Thrums, and took a lot a pride in his work. He enjoyed the outdoors, and spent many hours gardening in summer and skiing in winter. He was also an avid reader. Left to mourn his passing is his sister, Edna (Pete) Pictin and brother, Bill (Mae) Perepolkin, as well as long-time companion Angela Kastrukoff, many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Pete W. Perepolkin (1976) and mother, Nellie Perepolkin (2001). A celebration of Barrie’s life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Fireside Inn in Castlegar, B.C.

Richard Charles Cone

Born: May 02, 1931 Passed: December 21, 2012

It is with sad hearts that Murray and Jonathan must announce the passing of their Father. Dad’s pleasure in life seemed to leave him with the passing of his beloved wife Joyce in 2009. In the last 2 years he settled into family life with Jonathan, Rachel & Kaitlyn in Kelowna. He made several trips to Nelson to spend time with Murray and Sam, and to visit family & friends in the area. A Memorial Service will be held in Nelson on Saturday, May 18th, 2013. At this time we would ask those with a story or thoughts to share, to please forward them to us: murrayandsam@gmail.com jrkcone@gmail.com Dad - we keep listening for the sound of your footsteps..... even though we know that you have found a sunny spot in which to relax and ponder. Missing You - Murray & Sam; Jonathan & Rachel and granddaughters Kaitlyn & Ashleigh. Oops, sorry Piggy!

Cremation has taken place under the care of Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services, Bill Clark. Paper routes available, call the Nelson Star at 250-352-1890

Charles “Herbert” Stewart

With sadness we say goodbye to Herb, long time Nelson resident who passed away in the Kootenay Lake Hospital, Nelson on January 7th, 2013. He was born in Olds, Alberta on March 17th, 1921 to Charles and Mary Stewart, and was the Àfth of six children. Herb was predeceased by his son Malcolm, sisters Helen, Estelle and Avonia, brothers Jack and George, and special friend Mary Fecyk. He is survived by his grandson Christopher, daughterin-law Barb, and many nieces and nephews. At Herb’s request there will be no service. Cremation has taken place and the interment of the cremains will be announced at a later date. We’ll all miss you. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

Alfred (Sonny) Roy McGregor

Born: May 9, 1925 Residence: Nelson, BC Passed: Dec 18, 2012 Sonny passed away peacefully on Dec 18, 2012 at Kootenay Lake Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born and raised in Crawford Bay to Roy and Dorothy McGregor, one of the pioneer families in the area. His many occupations included logging, mining, farming and small businesses which included the Crawford Bay store, the Riondel store and the Kokanee Springs club house. He enjoyed his retirement years on the McGregor farm cutting wood to keep the home Àres burning and going south in the winter. Sonny was a loving husband, a caring father and a loyal and trustworthy friend. He liked nothing better than having friends over and debating the issues of the day. He touched the heart of everyone he met and he will be greatly missed. He his survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Joanne, three children, Wayne (Connie), Keith (Wendy), Heather (Rob) and six grandchildren, Lexi, Lori, Mike, Desiree, Clinton and Lavonne, and four great grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister Winnie Charlton of Vanvouver and several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and at Sonny’s request there will be no service. As an expression of sympathy, family and friends may make a donation to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation or their charity of choice. The family would like to thank Dr Noiles, Dr Grant and the third Áoor nursing staff at the Kootenay Lake Hospital for the wonderful care he received during his stay there. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. On line condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca


Nelson Star Friday, January 11, 2013

Services

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Help Wanted

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Food Products

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

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HEAVY DUTY JOURNEYMAN DIESEL MECHANIC required in Invermere, B.C. Permanent full-time position. Wage based on experience. $30 – $38. Benefit package available. Please fax or email resume to 250-342-0212 louise@maxhelmer.ca max@maxhelmer.ca ATTENTION Work from home Turn spare time into income Free training/flexible hours Computer required. www.freedomnan.com

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

Kootenay Society for Community Living

in Castlegar is seeking a Temporary Full-Time Financial Coordinator. For more information on this posting, please visit our website at; http://www.

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Located under Job Posting: Temporary Exempt Financial Coordinator. Posting closes January 28, 2013. Please,no phone calls. Motivated & Enthusiastic Certified Dental Assistant Required for busy practice. Experience an asset. Resumes accepted: 201-402 Baker St, Nelson fax: 250-352-2275 drkuiperdental@telus.net WANTED SHORT Logger and Hayrack logging truck off highway and highway hauls for work till end of March. Call 604-819-3393.

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

Heavy Duty Machinery

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

Pets ANNOUNCING the arrival of Blue and Red nose Pitt bull puppies. Ready to go by end of January, expected any day. Asking best offer or trade. Looking for gentle and loving homes. Call 250-520-0297 OR email: pittypups@live.com

Cleaning Services

A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! Also Damaged 40’ $1950 Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Free Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com

Misc. for Sale Honda Snow Blower 5 or 6 HP tuned up ready to go on tracks, paid over $2000 asking $800 Call 250-352-2968 leave msg HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? Sears 10” Radial Arm Saw $75, Claw Foot Bathtub with fittings offers 250 352-1710

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

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Tablecloth for the Our dental team is growing. If you are a qualified, next get-together personable, team-oriented and patient-focused CDA we want you! Supportive work environment where excellence is valued and rewarded. you have finished reading Please respond byOnce sending the newspaper, don’t throw it your resume to:

away. Find another use for it. drkellydavidoff@shawbiz.ca Newspaper makes wonderful or fax: 250-352-5503 tablecloths for outdoor occasions. After everyone is done eating, take the used newspaper to a recycling center near you.

Cars - Domestic NELSON FORD 250 352-7202 DLN#28082 2009 Ford F-150 $26,990

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

Real Estate Duplex/4 Plex GREAT FOR FAMILY! Nelson: Uphill, half duplex, 3 bdrm, 2 bath. $1200/m + util. N/S N/P avail immed. Phone 250 352-5059

Mobile Homes & Parks ROBSON 14 x 70 1982 mobile with 12 x 70 porch & storage room, 2 Bdrm, carport, some furniture, good cond, pet friendly park, $41,500 OBO 250-365-8207

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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

Uphill: $525/m incl util 250 509-0518

Suites, Lower 450 sq ft. includes cleaning, util + cable & local phone, $600 Avail Immed. 250-4479111

Want to Rent Nelson: Single Female w/cat, clean, quiet, polite & creative. in city $450/m max Jennifer @ 352-9876 or laughingwaterdragon@gmail.com Nelson: Studio/Bachelor Suite w/yard or garden access, bathtub & lots of light. Walking distance to downtown. Quiet, clean, older woman $400$600/m Message@ 250 5052027

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

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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 NEW 2 BRD SUITE , WD N/S N/P PREFER QUIET COUPLE, $1000/M + UTIL AVAIL FEB 1ST 352-1633

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BEAUTIFUL Furn 1 BR Walk Out in Rosemont. 1000 SF. Hardwood, Carpet. Gas Fireplace, Electric BB. Wifi, yard, patio, garden.W/D NS. Close to bus, Selkirk, school, park. $850 plus utilities Call 250-3540333 or 250-551-1225. sheetsings@juno.com

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Cars - Domestic LOOKING FOR A DEAL ON A NEW VEHICLE? Save up to 40% OFF your next new vehicle... No games or gimmicks, deal direct with local dealerships. www.newcarselloff.com No qr code reader? Text info: 778.786.8271

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.

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

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Duplex / 4 Plex NELSON: Uphill Sunny 2 bdrm wood floors, gas f/p, yard, soaker tub,child friendly NS/NP $1000/mo + Util Avail immed 250-505-2103

Homes for Rent CASTLEGAR 2 to 3 Bdrm House, 1 Bath House, W/D N/S, N/P, wood stove $795/mth + utilities, Avail Immed 250-304-9257

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

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

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

Boats World’s Finest FISHING BOATS

Weldcraft, Hewescraft, Lund, Godfrey Pontoons Mark’s Marine, Hayden, ID 1-888-821-2200 www.marksmarineinc.com

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ANDERSON GARDENS 250.352.1890

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

2 bdrm cabin $685/m + 3 bdrm cabin $750/m + 2 bdrm cabin $585/m on large acreage, very private, 1km south of Slocan City. Wood/ elect heat, creek water, Utilities xtra. Pets ok, room for garden. Lease required. 250-355-2412

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 jobs@civictheatre.ca

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, sumas@shaw.ca

Cottages / Cabins

Check us out at goldenlife.ca/careers and send your resume to careers@glm.ca or fax to 250-489-2673

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.

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

Golden Life Management, Southern BC’s largest seniors care provider, is seeking a qualified Cook for Lake View Village in Nelson, BC.

NELSON CIVIC THEATRE SOCIETY IS SEEKING

Rentals

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Help Wanted

Heavy Duty Mechanic Wanted Yellowhead Road & Bridge (Kootenay) Ltd. is looking for a Mechanic for our New Denver facility. Applicants should hold a valid TQ for Heavy Duty or Commercial Transport and a Motor Vehicle Inspectors Licence. Resume can be faxed to 250 352-2172

Household Services

BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.55/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger $4.00/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

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SENIORS RENTAL HOUSING AVAILABLE RENTAL APARTMENTS DEDICATED TO LOW INCOME SENIORS (55+ only)

One bedroom suites (460 sf) designed for accessibility – elevator access. Large step-in shower. Laundry room on each floor. Energy efficient geo-thermal building. Pets not welcome. Property is non-smoking. To discuss eligibility please contact CMHA for the Kootenays - 250 354 1236. Housing Office open weekdays between 9am and 5pm.


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Sports

Game On! — Kim Palfenier

The XC ski bug

The Nelson Leafs Hockey Society made Christmas a little happier for three families during the December 19 game. First prize winner of $7,000 was Patti Heinrich (middle) from Boswell shown in the picture with Nelson Leafs president Russell Stocks (left) and Nelson Leafs treasurer Gordon Davis (right). Second prize of $2,000 went to Brad Ouchi of Nelson, while Rick Hlookoff from South Slocan picked up the $1,000 third prize. The Nelson Leafs thank everyone who participated in the raffle and made it a huge success for the team.

O Favorite book nominations

PeoPle Playing in the Powder at whitewater suggest these great reads: • The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant • Life of Pi by Yann Martel • Powder Magazine • Collapse: How Societies Chooose to Fail of Succeed by Jared Diamond • The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant • Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan • The Way of the Shadows by Brent Weeks • Divergent by Veronica Roth

Barbie Wheaton C: 250.509.0654 W: 250.505.2101 barbie.wheaton@century21.ca www.century21.ca/barbie.wheaton

k, I’m hooked! After spending a couple of days over the holidays cross country skiing at Apex, I can honestly look at winter quite differently. With a beginner lesson and 5 km under my belt, my middle aged muscles were surprisingly grateful for the workout (at least I think that’s what the groaning meant the day after!). If you haven’t been to the Nelson Nordic ski club at Apex/Busk you really must go and check it out. The not-forprofit volunteer club does an amazing job of grooming, instructing and welcoming visiting and member skiers. The

fresh air, exquisite surroundings and affordable rates (adult $10 per day, $7 night or $140 season pass) are the other things that make this activity accessible and the jewel on our very own doorstep appreciated. The trails are open seven days a week and the night loop is lit until 10 p.m. every evening. I’m not sure what took me so long to try it out, but I am so glad I did and grateful for the terrain, conditions and the community that supports it. Like I said, I’m a convert! For more information on how to better enjoy your winter, go to nelsonnordicski.ca. For those of you wanting to stay

• Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins • The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling

nelson reads nomination Form Author’s Name _____________________________________________ Book Title _________________________________________________ Category: (check one)

CITY OF NELSON

Children’s book

NOTICE

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: jexley@cbal.org Please return form by Family Literacy Day – January 27th For more information call: Joan at 250-352-3218 or email at jexley@cbal.org Joanne at 250-505-5683 or email at jharris@nelson.ca

GRANT WORKSHOPS 2013 2013 CBT COMMUNITY INITIATIVE PROGRAM FUNDING CITY OF NELSON APPLICANTS ONLY The City of Nelson will be hosting two workshops to assist residents who plan on applying for grant funding under the 2013 Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives Program. Staff will provide applicants with detailed information on how to compose grant applications and strengthen project proposals. Attendance is encouraged. Refreshments will be provided. CBT COMMUNITY INITIATIVE PROGRAM FUNDING WORKSHOPS City Hall Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 310 Ward Street Thursday, January 24, 2013 7:00 – 8:00 pm Friday, January 25, 2013 2:00 – 3:00 pm

For more information, Contact Joanne Caldecott at jcaldecott@nelson.ca or 250 352-8285

inside and enjoy your winter without layers of clothing, here are a couple of alternative activities. Get moving this winter with the very qualified Sandra at Qi Tai Chi. Tai Chi is a non-impact, relaxing and gentle moving exercise that promotes balance and strength by improving breathing and posture. Strengthen your muscles and bones, clear your mind and gradually relieve stress and tension. Their small classes accommodate adults of all ages and fitness levels, providing individual attention and guidance as needed. All levels are welcome. The next nine-week session started this week at the Balfour Hall: Wednesdays 9 to 10 a.m. and in Nelson on Tuesdays 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Moving Centre, 533 Baker Street. For further information or to register contact Sandra at 250-5510866 or sandra@ qi-taichi.ca. Rhythmic Gymnastics 2013 winter session commences this week and goes to March 7 at South Nelson School for girls ages 6 and up. Recreation programs for beginner and intermediate levels Ages 8 and up are on Tuesdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and for beginners ages 6 and up on Thursday 3 to 4 p.m. The performance group; for girls who want to progress from a recreational program and have the opportunity to perform, classes are Tuesday’s 4:30 to 6 p.m. and Thursday’s 4 to 6 p.m. For more information contact Gisele at 250-5051812 or rhythmics@ telus.net.


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24/7 coverage still the ultimate goal Cont. from Page 1 Andrea and her husband, but in her shock she didn’t hear much of what was said. “I heard them say, there’s something there and that’s all I heard,” Andrea said. Arrangements were made to have mother and daughter on a flight to Vancouver the next day, where doctors at BC Children’s Hospital would successfully remove the tumour. “My daughter is going to have a normal, functioning healthy life, and will likely live and have no issues,” Purcell said, noting that early detection was key to this successful outcome. “There’s no doubt in my mind her life was saved because we were able to get that CT scan,” Purcell said. Currently there are only enough technicians at Kootenay Lake Hospital to run the CT scanner Monday to Friday during daytime hours. Though there’s no doubt having it available 24/7 would increase its benefit to our community, Interior Health has had difficulty recruiting more technicians. According to Zeno Cescon, Interior Health’s regional director of diagnostic imaging services based in Kelowna, the budget is in place to pay technicians for emergency on-call service for evenings and weekends. “We have the budget and we’re ready to go with it, but it’s still a staffing issue,” Cescon explained, noting there’s a shortage of technologists across all of Interior Health, not just in Nelson, which is attributed to the general shortage of skilled labour in the province. Cescon couldn’t speculate when the hospital would be able to recruit the addition-

al technicians. There would need to be at least three, preferably four, people trained to run the CT scanner to share the responsibility for on-call service. Currently the hospital only has two. But Cescon said even just having the the machine available during daytime hours has brought wait times down dramatically for people getting elective (non-emergency) CT scans in the area. In 2005, when Interior Health began investigating the idea of having a CT scanner at Kootenay Lake Hospital wait times were more than 20 weeks. Now they’re down to an average of five week waits, and emergency cases are dealt with much faster. For comparison, at Kelowna General Hospital, the wait time for an elective CT scan is nine weeks. As well, Cescon said anecdotally it seems a higher proportion of the local population is accessing CT scans since the technology became available at Kootenay Lake Hospital. In other words, the previous inconvenience of going out of town for a CT scan was deterring people from getting them. “We know it’s been a tremendous benefit to the community in its first year of use,” Cescon said. “The technicians at Kootenay Lake Hospital are doing a great job providing the service.” Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation recently received an update from Interior Heath on current CT scanner usage and progress towards making it a 24/7 service. Hospital Foundation chair Pat Dooley, who herself has received CT scans at KLH in the past year, said the board of directors has really come to appreciate the im-

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portance of purchasing the equipment. “We’re really pleased our community stepped up to the plate to get it for our hospital and we’re getting more and more examples of how important it is,” Dooley said. She was familiar with the Purcells’ story and many others like it, and believes

it’s too valuable a piece of equipment to have sitting idle evenings and weekends. “It needs to be available 24/7, to deal with emergency situations that happen in the evening,” Dooley said. “I’m confident Interior Health is working to achieve that goal and hopefully will get there over the course of the next year.”

250.352.7861 2124 Ymir Road www.nelsonvet.com

WELCOME to 2013!

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 www.kaap.ca, or call Daryl at 250-551-1053 for info.

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.

Adorable ShepherdCollie Pups

RARE ACREAGE

Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814 wayne@valhallapathrealty.com

$450,000 Robert Goertz 250.354.8500 robert@valhallapathrealty.com www.kootenayconnector.com

$624,900 Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584 norm@valhallapathrealty.com

Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443 lev@valhallapathrealty.com

$429,900

Here is an extremely rare acreage that fronts on the beautiful Taghum Beach provincial park. 8.3 treed acres with level access from Granite Road, just 4 miles from Nelson. Excellent development potential.

They were born Nov 23rd, and will be ready to join their new families by Jan 18th. 2 boys/1 girl, nice personalities, will make great family pets. Their adoption fee pays for spay/neuter, tattoo, first vaccinations. Call KAAP at 250-5511053 for an application and a visit. More info on kaap.ca.

Call Wayne 602 JOSEPHINE Well maintained multi-tenanted commercial building located in the downtown core of Nelson, BC. Zoned C-1 and sitting on a 42 x 120 foot corner lot, this building offers over 5,000 square feet of retail space on 2 levels. Call Robert GREAT HOME GREAT VALUE Located 15 min from Nelson this 4-bed, 2-bath home is sure to meet your criteria. Features include hot tub, paved driveway, underground sprinkler system, spacious room sizes, double attached garage and a spacious half acre lot to enjoy. This will not disappoint, call today. Call Norm or Lev

Be part of a community that is supporting a more humane approach to our animals. Donate just $5 a month to KAAP and become an honorary member of our Rescue Team. Details at kaap.ca/rescueteam. Join Today!

CREEKSIDE COTTAGE

James Loeppky 250.509.0804 james@valhallapathrealty.com

$264,900 Kristina Little 250-509-2550 kristina@valhallapathrealty.com

Steven Skolka 250-354-3031 steven@valhallapathrealty.com

$169,000

With only six years under its belt, this well constructed home will have instant appeal. Situated on a fenced, level one-acre backing onto Winlaw Creek surrounded by forest, this home offers fine finishings and a smart floor plan with a small footprint. If you have been looking for your cabin in the woods here it is.

Call Lev or Norm LOVELY NORTH SHORE BUILDING LOT Pristine .93-acre south facing building lot. Level North Shore lot with lake and mountain views. Includes drilled well, septic approval, easy power and telephone hook-ups. Driveway access to building site. Bring your dreams and make them come true.

Call James

www.valhallapathrealty.com

Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP) Pets Available for Adoption For info call 250-551-1053 or visit www.kaap.ca

ADOPT TODAY!

250.352.7178 520 C Falls Street Nelson

(Above Savoy Bowling Lanes) Open Tues - Sat.: 12:00 - 5:00pm View our current animals available for adoption and check out the new Lost & Found section on our website!

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Dj Rhapsody, aka Cass Tutsch is a funktastic, groovalistic song slinger. His superbly selected sets invariably weave his audience into a deep dish delight and can cause spontaneous, irreversible, Afro growth. Vurb wanted to know more about this homegrown talent. How'd you get your start as a dj? I have been dj'ing since 1998 when I first started doing a reggae night at the Club Utopia here in Nelson. It was great to play reggae and hip hop in a time when house music dominated the club scene. It has been really amazing watching all music genres come together over the past decade, to create the melting pot of

electronic music we see today. What attracts you to funk music over other genres? These days I play all genres of music. You can check out my funk radio show "Break The Stereo" on Kootenay Coop Radio, CJLY, on Saturdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Funk is a solid backbone in music that makes people want to dance.  Out of all the tracks you have, which one "never fails?" There is no one magic track, every track has it's time and place.

Dj Rhapsody will be at Spiritbar on Saturday, January 12. Doors at 10 p.m. Ticket details at the Hume Hotel.  

Bessie Wapp Quartet Selkirk Pro-Musica presents champion) on banjo and manthe Bessie Wapp Quartet per- dolin, the soulful Holly Hyatt on forming a mix vocals and acoustic of originals and bass and the bluesy Bessie Wapp Quartet covers inspired Clinton Swanson on Monday, January 14 by music from saxophone. St. Saviour's around the world, Come enjoy the Tickets $15 on Monday, JanuBessie Wapp Quarary 14. tet’s premiere perBessie's passionate voice and formance at the beautiful St. dynamic accordion playing will Saviour’s ProCathedral in Nelbe accompanied by the power- son. Tickets are $15 and may be ful Craig Korth (a former West- purchased at the door or from ern Canadian banjo and guitar Otter Books.

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Well, we have survived the end of the world, again. Solstice, Christmas, and New Years came and went and, yes, the Open Stages are still happening. All three events I host took place last week and considering all the festivities that just happened I was please with the turnout and participation. At The Royal on Wednesday the local band Gun Shy came out and performed a set of classic rock. These guys just got back together again. Another interesting act was Poet and Parrot who were visiting from the States. These guys had some great original material to share with one guy on the acoustic guitar and vocals and the other fellow on the drums. I was able to back them up on bass guitar. Jordin Bonin, a member of the local band The Citizens, gave a nice acoustic set of some of his originals as well. Thursday evening at the Dam Inn Pub, Kenton Holuboff brought out his band XLR8ER (pronounced nearly like accelerator). These guys love to get the crowd dancing with their upbeat classic rock tunes and Kenton does a superb job on the electric lead gutiar. There was also an interesting set when Ron Butler, who was a member of Playmore Junction, played the trumpet with Jane Butler on the flute and Ben Eeurby on the sax for an experimental set of wind instruments. Balfour Beach Inn was bustling last week, Daryl Doyle was sitting in on the keyboard. Nik Faraguna and Dennis Mcleod traded off on the bass and Nik and myself traded off vocals and lead guitar. Jeff Parker took the stage for one song and sang Fastballs song "The Way" to great applause. Looking forward to another year of making music with whoever wants to come out and participate in the experience. I supply acoustic and electric guitars as well as drums and bass with vocal microphones for up to three people. For an updated schedule for these events, visit artminproductions.com.

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dance floor. Now you're thinking: "To hell with what others think! For once I'm going to be bold. This is my time to shine!" So you get out there, and start dancing. Not like a lunatic though, because you still want to keep your composure, and that person across the bar totally checked you out. Play it cool, you got this. Oh, what's happening now? Other people are shuffling to the dance floor? Yes they are! You started this dance-fest and you, my friend, are a golden god. All thanks to the music that was playing.

The soundtrack to your night of becoming a god is from a band called Humans. You may have heard of this Vancouver based indie-electro duo, because one half of them is originally from Nelson, Robbie Slade. Released in early 2012, their album Traps has the words "dance party" written all over it. From the starting gate "Hell Me" builds the foundation for what's in store on the rest of the album by laying down a catchy synth line. Most songs flow seamlessly

into the next, steering you in all the right directions. "De Ciel" has a powerful chorus and on the last note, the stand out track "Possession" starts up. With some drums that tick away, it will have your feet clamoring to find something to dance on. Traps is riddled with bass lines, hand-clapping, foot-stomping and is just what you need to hear on a weekend night. The only problem with it is that it's very short, consisting of only seven songs ( if you don't count the three remixes). At least Humans keep us wanting more, and hoping their future efforts will sound as flawless as this. Humans will be dropping by Nelson next month, so let's all be golden gods on that dance floor! Kapeesh?


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rtist, performer, writer, producer, advocate and spoken word poet Sheri-D is coming to town.

With roots in the Beat Generation, and teachers that include Allen Ginsberg, Sheri-D has been at the forefront of the spoken word movement since before there ever really was a movement. “Spoken word has a life of it’s own and has no boundaries,” says Sheri-D. “It came from the beats and before that it came from the surrealists and the dadaists.” A hybrid of music, theatre, poetry, political and religious rant, spoken word has evolved out of hip hop, dub and jazz beats. It was time spent at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, in Boulder, Colorado that fueled and informed Sheri-D’s path. “I’d read and idolized the beatniks but never imagined going where they were. I sent them a postcard with a limerick and Anne Waldman sent me a postcard back that said ‘You’re in baby!’” Not bad for a born and bred Alberta girl. “I love humour so there’s a lot of humour in my work, and metaphysics, and my more serious pieces deal with spirit and the magic that happens in life.” Sheri-D’s list of awards and accomplishments include eight collections of

poetry and two CDs. She founded The Calgary Spoken Word Festival in 2003, one of the most respected Spoken Word Festivals in North America. Most recently she stepped down after seven years at the Banff Centre where she founded and held the position of Director of the Spoken Word Program. Spoken word has faced its fair share of challenges according to the poet. “We’ve been the underdog. We haven’t yet made it as equals and that has to do with academics and page poets sitting on juries for the awards.” “I have made it Saint Joan’s mission to kick down the doors for the people that will follow me. I feel like it’s been my mission in life to have a voice for the people that follow me; the young people,” she says. A fan of Nelson and arts in the region, it wasn’t hard to convince her to come perform at the Kootenay Literary Competition Awards. Sheri-D will also be offering a workshop on January 19. “It will give participants’ work a charge and if they’re interested in writing and they haven’t written for a while it may inspire them. I can say if you want to write or if you are writing, I will teach you at least one thing.” The Kootenay Literary Competition Awards will be held on Friday, January 18 at the Prestige Resort in Nelson. Admission is free. Visit the KLC website for more details on the awards and to register for Sheri-D’s workshop, kootenayliteraycomp.com.

Nelson Play Reading Series continues After a very successful presentation of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf in late December, the Nelson Play Reading Series is now moving onto its second event: Scorched by Wajdi Mouawad, which will be read by local actors this Saturday night (Jan. 12 at 8 p.m.). The reading will feature several prominent local actors, including Lucas Myers, Bessie Wapp, Lisel Forst, Sydney Galbraith and Michael Graham, and is directed by Adriana Bogaard. Scorched follows several generations of a family torn apart by war in the Middle East. After their mother’s death, Janine and her twin brother Simon are propelled into an arduous journey to uncover the mystery of their mother’s life. As they delve into the story of her past, the discovery of the truth forces them to reconsider who they are. Quebecois playwright Wajdi Mouawad was awarded the Governor

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General’s Award in drama in 2000 and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for his contributions to Canadian theatre in 2009. His plays have been produced all over the world, and his critically acclaimed Scorched was made into a feature film in 2010, titled Incendies, which received a nomination for Best Foreign Language film at the 2011 Academy Awards. Mouawad remains one of Canada’s foremost playwrights. Nelson audiences may be familiar with his work, as his play Alphonse was presented this summer by Nelson Youth Theatre. Scorched will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday night at the Church Hall (corner of Kootenay and Victoria). Tickets are $12, and proceeds will be donated to the Nelson and District Women’s Centre. The final presentation in this series will be 12 Angry Men, directed by Bessie Wapp, which will be presented on January 25.


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Chasing Ice One man, 25 time lapse cameras, and a lot of ice. The result is the feature-length documentary Chasing Ice that captures undeniable evidence of how our planet is changing due to global warming. It will screen Wednesday, January 23 at Nelson’s Capitol Theatre. The film is about James Balog’s perilous journey to portray the shocking effects of abrupt climate change on glaciers in Switzerland, Greenland, Iceland, and Alaska. His hauntingly beautiful time-lapse images compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. “Ice is the canary in the global coal mine,” Chasing Ice January 23 says Balog. “It’s the Showtime 7:30 place where we can see, Capitol Theatre touch, hear and feel cliTickets $20 mate change in action.” The film is a fundraiser for the West Kootenay EcoSociety and is a joint presentation of the society and FLIKS.ca. A panel discussion will follow the film to discuss local actions to combat climate change. Admission for this special event is $20; show time is 7:30 p.m. It will also be shown at Kaslo’s Langham Cultural Centre on February 1 and Nakusp’s Bonnington Arts Centre on February 18. Balog is an award-winning nature photogra-

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pher who has committed his life to documenting changes to nature. Many major magazines, including National Geographic, Vanity Fair, and New York Times Magazine have published his work. His most recent book, ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers, was published in September 2012. Founded by Balog in 2007, the Extreme Ice Survey is the largest ground-based photographic survey of the world’s glaciers ever conducted. The project is dedicated to documenting the increasingly rapid melting of the glaciers in the Arctic and other areas. Chasing Ice premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2012 and is now being released in theatres. A trailer for the film can be viewed at chasingice.com.

Gender issues take centre stage

Youth from the Nelson area will perform a theatre production entitled It and What Not to Do When Coming Out at SelfDesign High. This production is the result of the work of a group of youth ages 14 to 18 who have been involved in the Gender Action Project, a 10-week workshop series facilitated by the West Kootenay Women’s Association. GAP offers youth a safe place to explore gender-based issues and oppression through games, exercises, discussions and the development of theatre skills using “theatre of the oppressed” techniques. The result is this self-

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written forum theatre production. Unlike traditional theatre, forum is a space where the community is invited to be a part of the play. These plays don’t have simple resolutions, but instead initially end in crises. The audience is asked to change the outcome by offering alternatives to the characters. It is an exercise in collective problem-solving, community responsibility, and self-exploration. Join the youth at SelfDesign High, 402 Victoria Street in Nelson, on Saturday, January 12 at 7 p.m. Admission for adults is $10 and $5 for youth, doors open at 6:30 pm.

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scandalous manner and it is revealed that Mink has been left lacking in funds, the Queen takes pity on her and offers her a grace-and-favour residence at Hampton Court Palace. Her new neighbours

include three eccentric widows, William Sheepshanks, the Keeper of the Maze, a few ghosts, and the rather odious Major-General Bagshot. Mink and her faithful servant Pooki are just settling in when they’re invited to an annual picnic with the residents of the palace. Unfortunately for Pooki, General Bagshot dies suddenly after eating one of her pigeon pies. As an investigation gets underway, it’s up to Mink to discover the truth and save her servant. Filled with wonderful details of the era, as well as the delightful antics of the characters, this novel will tickle you pink. I thoroughly enjoyed it.


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uct. As a result organic seedless grapes may occasionally contain a few very small seeds, although these would be of a size that should not result in the need for them to be removed before eating. Once I got on the topic of seedless grapes it was only natural for me to think about the seedless watermelon, the seedless orange and any other fruit or vegetable without seeds. You can see how this can be a never ending spiralling process. Looking deep into these topics can be both tedious and scary with the more that is brought to surface. Changing your eating habits is something that is ever evolving and at your own pace. Don’t rush something because someone tells you to. My advice is to slowly make the changes in your diet as you feel it is important. I am a chef and study food more than the average person and it even takes me years to alter things I eat or don’t eat. The key is to listen to your body and eat until you are satisfied not until you feel full. Remember your body takes time to register you are full, up to 15 minutes. So sit back and wait a while before you go for the second helping.

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Music

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.

The Nelson Play Reading Series Dirty Tactix, L Nix and more are continues on Saturday, Jaunary 12 with droppin' some bass at Spiritbar on Friday, a reading of Scorched by Quebecois January 11. Expect dubstep, drumstep, playwright Wajdi Mouawad (Alphonse), drum and bass, trap, electro and more, directed by Adriana as we mix up the Bogaard. On Jaunary vibes to keep the 25 there will be a night from getting AWARDS reading of 12 Angry stale. Cover is $2. CEREMONY AND Men by Reginald CELEBRATION Rose, directed by Opening Ellison’s Friday, Jan.18, doors open at 7pm Bessie Wapp. The Cafe Unplugged at Prestige Lakeside Resort readings will feature noon on Saturday, Details: www.kootenaylitcomp.com local actors, such January 12 is Everyone is welcome. as Lucas Myers, Humberto Porto Lisel Forst, Stephen with some Brazlian Fowler, Brian d’Eon, folk including Bossa Geoff Burns, Pat Nova and Samba. Henman, Michael Next is Max Hawk Pearce, Bessie Wapp with folk, bluegrass and many others. Both readings are at the and country. Last act is The String Birds Old Church Hall, 602 Kootenay Street, at with old time, bluegrass and old country. 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 per reading. Cass Rhapsody comes to Spiritbar on Allegro Dance Theatre invites you to Saturday, January 12. Doors at 10 p.m. attend a presentation of Classical Dance, Ticket details at the Hume Hotel. Music and Theatre with special guest performers on Saturday, January 19, 2 On Monday, January 14, Selkirk Prop.m. at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are Musica presents the Bessie Wapp $10 for adults, $7 for students, available Quartet performing a mix of originals through the Capitol Theatre box office. and covers inspired by music from around the world. Bessie's passionate Ballet Jörgen Canada presents Swan voice and dynamic accordion playing Lake at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, will be accompanied by the powerful Janauary 31 at 8 p.m. Artistic director Craig Korth (a former Western Canadian Bengt Jörgen has revised the classical banjo and guitar champion) on banjo and dramatic Swan Lake, adding a hint and mandolin, the soulful Holly Hyatt of Canadian heritage, as is often a sign on vocals and acoustic bass and the of his work. Tickets are $35 or $28 for bluesy Clinton Swanson on saxophone. students and seniors, available through Come enjoy the Bessie Wapp Quartet's the Capitol Theatre box office and online premiere performance at the beautiful at capitoltheatre.bc.ca. St. Saviour's ProCathedral in Nelson. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at Literature the door or from Otter Books. Shine your shoes and pick out your party dress because this year’s Kootenay Electric Wednesdays with Estevan at Literary Competition Award’s The Royal on Jauary 16. Take your turn Ceremony and Celebration is going to in the spotlight, or enjoy the music of be lit-tastic. Come to the Prestige Lake- those who do, at one of the Kootenay’s side Resort on Friday, January 18 at 7:30 best open stages. Starts 8:30 p.m. p.m. for the award presentation, readings from the winners, and a chance to The Raygun Cowboys from Edmonton mix and mingle with Kootenay authors. play The Royal on Friday, January 18. There are some highlights you don’t This five-piece Psychobilly rock ‘n roll want to miss, including host Lucas Myband will keep you on the dance floor ers, special guest Sheri-D Wilson and from the first to last song. Doors open more. 8 p.m. and the show starts around 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at The Royal, Urban Film Legends and liveattheroyal.com. FLIKS hosts a screening of Chasing Ice at the Capitol Theatre on Wednesday, Vancouver-based DJ Dubconscious will January 9 at 7:30 p.m. In Chasing Ice, bring his reggae and dancehall beats to photographer James Balog deploys revSpiritbar on Friday, January 18. Nelson’s

Allegro Dance Theatre invites you to attend a presentation of Classical Dance, Music and Theatre with special guest performers. Saturday, January 19 at 2 pm at the Capitol Theatre.

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. 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 liveattheroyal.com

Longwalkshortdock plays SpiritBar with Rim Visuals on Friday, February 1. Longwalkshortdock performs live PA with live vocals, synthesizers, drum machines, guitar, effects, toys, computers and even some of his own strobes and lighting. Doors at 10 p.m. Ticket information at the Hume Hotel.

At the Pub

Rock 'n' roll bingo at Mike's Play Pub on Tuesdays, January 15, 22 and 29. Bring your pals, your dabber and your good luck troll because you're gonna wanna win some killer prizes from local shops. January's bingo card sales go to the Nelson Food Cupboard. Cards are $2 each or $5 for three. Tickets go on sale at 8:30 p.m. and balls will be called at 9 p.m. 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.

SPOKEN WORD POETRY WORKSHOP Instructed by Sheri-D Wilson Saturday, Jan.19 1-4pm $35 Register at kootenaylitcomp@gmail.com Space is limited!

Details: www.kootenaylitcomp.com


Nelson Star, January 11, 2013