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Wednesday, February 6 • 2013

Vol. 5 • Issue 63

Lucas Myers’ backside grabs attention in Grand Forks See Page 2

Leafs’ stumble drops them out of first place See Page 18

Investigation Continues


Foul play ruled out in Rosemont death GREG NESTEROFF

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Police continue to investigate the sudden death of a man in a Rosemont home being used as a drug lab. The BC Coroners Service has identified him as Andrew John Meisner, 33. The Star has learned he lived alone in the split-level, threebedroom home with two pit bulls since last March. He told his landlord he had a contracting business. Friends who had been unable to reach him found him dead in his home Friday. He’s believed to have died the previous day, but it’s not

clear how. Foul play has now been ruled out. Police responded to the call at about 8:30 p.m. Friday along with paramedics. Meisner’s parents are believed to be en route from New Brunswick. His father Gord is a former RCMP officer. Meisner graduated from L.V. Rogers in 1997. His older brother Geoff went missing from West Kelowna in 2009. In an affidavit filed in court to have him declared dead, Story continues to ‘Neighbourhood on Page 16

City Council Green Lights Art Gibbon Park

Skatepark site approved SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

Cheers and applause broke out in the public gallery of Nelson council chambers after a unanimous decision by council to approve construction of an outdoor skatepark at Art Gibbon Memorial Park in Rosemont. The decision came down at a regular council meeting Monday evening, after about 15 minutes of debate. Councillors had reviewed feedback collected from a public open

house and wanted to make sure public concerns would be addressed — particularly around parking, noise and supervision. Chief financial officer Colin McClure said the City would cover the cost of building a parking lot and emergency access roads into the park, which are expected to cost around $60,000, and noise mitigation will be incorporated into the site design. An ambassador program will be developed through summer Story continues to ‘Mayor’ on Page 16

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Nine-year-old Nelson figure skater Lila Mckechnie performs her routine during the West Kootenay Regional Competition at the Nelson and District Community Complex this past weekend. Mckechnie was competing in the Stars 1 category at the event that saw more than 100 skaters taking part.

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Shambhala death confirmed as drug overdose Greg Nesteroff Nelson Star Reporter

The BC Coroners Service confirms a young Sidney man rushed to hospital during last year’s Shambhala Music Festival overdosed on a drug cocktail. The coroner’s report, dated November 13 but only released Friday, says Mitchell Joseph Fleischacker, 23, died from pulmonary failure as a result of “illicit and prescription drug toxicity.” His death was classified as

accidental, with no evidence of suicide or foul play. The report did not make any recommendations. According to the report, Fleischacker was attending the festival near Salmo with two friends, who last saw him at about 9 p.m. on August 11 in their tent, when he told them he had some cocaine. At about 6 a.m. the following morning, another festival-goer found him unresponsive on a chair in the food court area. Medical staff moved him to a

first aid station and an ambulance was called. Fleschacker was taken to the regional hospital in Trail, but en route his pulse stopped and attempts to revive him failed. He was pronounced dead by the emergency room doctor around 6:45 a.m. A toxicology exam found morphine and diazepam(Valium) in his blood, although it’s unknown if he had a prescription for either. The exam also detected cocaine, MDMA, and GHB. “The combined effects of these

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drugs led to pulmonary failure resulting in death,” the report said. “The source of the drugs is unknown. His ingestion of these medications was not witnessed.” Fleischacker’s death was the first in Shambhala’s 15-year history. He grew up in Stettler, Alberta and worked at a sheet metal company in Victoria. He was in trouble with the law a few years ago for drug possession and underwent treatment.

Nelson’s Cultural Ambassador Forced to Move Deck Performance to Different Grand Forks Venue

Boundary School District bars Myers due to ‘nudity’ SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

Nelson’s Cultural Ambassador Lucas Myers was barred from performing his one-man show Deck in a Grand Forks high school because of a brief scene where the actor comes on stage with posterior exposed. The show was originally booked in the Grand Forks Secondary School auditorium, the only theatre venue in town. It was a public event, happening in the evening, as part of a fournight performance series organized by the Boundary Arts Council. But the Boundary School District became alarmed by a warning that the show

contains “partial nudity.” According to reports in the Grand Forks Gazette, the school district sent a letter to the arts council saying it couldn’t host the play in the theatre unless the nudity was removed. “I was very surprised. I’ve done this show in other high school auditoriums and never run into a problem,” Myers told the Nelson Star. He offered to wear underwear for the scene, but the arts council insisted he shouldn’t censor his art. Instead the play was moved to a movie cinema in town. The arts council had to build a stage and bring in lighting to accommodate Myers’ performance, which is slated for Thursday.

Lucas Myers’ split personality in Deck has been on stage all across the province over the years. The Greg Nesteroff photo Boundary School District is not as comfortable with it as others have been.

Though the show will go on, the Boundary Arts Council still intends to call out the school district for its decision. According to the Gazette, there was

nothing in the auditorium rental agreement about the ban on nudity in the school theatre and the arts council felt the rule was being arbitrarily enforced. The

arts council will bring its concerns to an upcoming school board meeting. For his part, Myers thinks performing in the old movie cinema is a

good alternative. “It’s a beautiful, old historic building with a big chandelier and wall of action figures,” said Myers, who checked out the space earlier in the week. “Obviously the school was better set up for theatre, but [the cinema] is going to be great in its own way.” Myers will spend the month touring Deck around the province, wrapping up with a special free show at Nelson’s Capitol Theatre on March 15, which he’ll be video recording. He’ll also have a free show of Hello Baby at the Capitol on March 22, which will also be recorded. Then he’ll be back on the road with a Kootenay tour of Cromoli 4 Supreme Leader.

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Unmanned Mini-Van Rumbles Down Sixth Street

Runaway vehicle hits house BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

A Nelson man says he’s thankful nobody was hurt Monday morning after his unmanned mini-van rolled down Sixth Street and came to rest against a Gordon Road house. “I parked and was fixing a computer inside of a home,” explained Dan Nelson, who operates a computer repair business. “After about a half hour somebody knocked on the door to tell us that my car had rolled away.” Nelson said he put his car in park and though he usually sets the parking brake, had not done so this time. Just after 10 a.m., his Honda Odyssey apparently popped the parking gear and rumbled down the long city block that features a relatively gradual slope. On its unmanned journey down the street, the small mini-van struck a noparking sign, rolled up partially on a Sixth Street lawn, crossed Gordon Road, went through the front yard of the property at 825 Gordon Road, hit a trampoline and came to rest after hitting the house. Though there was minor damage to the siding of the house, no major damage was

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sustained to the residence. “I’m just happy nobody got hurt,” said Nelson. “It could have been worse.” Employees at the Interior Health Community Care Services building, beside the house where the vehicle came to rest, heard the noise as it came down the street. Once it hit the house, employees rushed out to see what was going on and called police. Nelson Police Department and the Nelson Fire Depart-

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ment were quickly on scene. There was nobody home at the Gordon Road house Monday morning and there were no injuries in the incident.

“Lesson learned for sure,” said Nelson of his rough start to the day. “I almost always use the parking brake, but unfortunately this time I didn’t.”



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Forest Practices Board report due soon on Balfour slide Greg Nesteroff Nelson Star Reporter

A Forest Practices Board report due out in the next few weeks will consider whether human error was a factor in a landslide near Balfour nearly two years ago. The May 2011 slide deposited about 2,000 cubic meters of mud, gravel, rock and trees into Laird Creek, making the water undrinkable, according to John Beerbower, who is among the complainants. More than 100 people who draw water from the creek relied on bottled water for a few months following the slide and again last spring after erosion from the slide deposited sediment into the creek. The slide came a few years after BC Timber Sales extended a road into the Laird Creek drainage to harvest pine beetle-infested timber, despite concerns from water users about instability and drainage. Residents also felt they weren’t given enough time to review the plans before the roadwork was tendered, so they complained to the Forest Practices Board. The board concluded BC Timber Sales met or exceeded its obligations, but suggested a drainage plan be incorporated, which was done. Harvesting of a lower block began in 2005 and work on an upper block followed in 2007 once the road was completed.


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The slide four years later occurred below the road, in an area identified as unstable by both water users and some professionals, according to Beerbower, who is not a water user but has been involved with planning for the West Arm demonstration forest, in which Laird Creek lies. The same consultant that provided the drainage plan concluded a combination of natural and human factors were to blame, including high snowpack and upslope harvesting — but the slide’s primary cause was how the road diverted and concentrated water.

A slide in May 2011 affected water users of Laird Creek. The Forest Practices Board is expected to release a report on the incident soon.

For its part, BC Timber Sales told water users while it was disappointed with what happened, it relied on professional advice, and “we have not found conclusively where a change in the designs of the roads or [cutblock] could have prevented the slide.” Further, the crown corporation said its quick response and support to water users by providing bottled water and cleaning out intakes was evidence of its concern. It also stated: “We recognize that many water users do not wish to subject watersheds to any degree of risk, thus entirely precluding forest development activity.” Soon after, residents filed another complaint with the Forest Practices Board, asking them to investigate whether flaws in planning and development contributed to the slide, whether the professionals showed enough diligence, and whether BC Timber Sales’ reliance on those professionals worked as intended. They also wanted to know if the earlier Forest Practices Board investigation was thorough enough, whether the slide assessment was free of bias, and whether BC Tim-

ber Sales’ corporate culture contributed to the slide. Beerbower says a draft report he reviewed last year fell well short of answering those questions. “The report appeared to us to be mostly BC Timber Sales talking points and failed to address the key issues which we raised in our complaint,” he says. However, following a detailed rebuttal, he expects the final version to “substantially differ” from the draft, though he thinks some of his concerns will be “challenging” for the board. “I don’t expect them to render a judgement on professional due diligence, but I’m hopeful that they will refer the question to the two professional associations,” he says. “I will be surprised if they speak to the corporate structure/culture of BC Timber Sales.” Beerbower is also unsure whether the report will address the earlier investigation.


Meanwhile, BC Timber Sales has decommissioned the road upslope of the un-

stable area to reduce the risk of further landslides or erosion, according to manager Shane Bowden. “That entailed pulling the culverts, re-establishing natural drainage patterns, and recontouring the road,” he says. In addition, the work last fall saw the slide channel seeded with grass to stabilize the exposed soil and traps built to keep sediment from reaching Laird Creek during spring freshet. “Our interest is to minimize the potential for another slide,” Bowden says. “It doesn’t give an absolute guarantee, but it’s an effort toward lowering that risk to as low as possible. We’re confident that should be effective.” Beerbower agrees the road recontouring should resolve issues around diversion and concentration of water, a primary factor in the landside, but expects erosion to remain an annual problem affecting water quality. The Forest Practices Board, the province’s independent forestry watchdog, says the report is in its semifinal form and expected to be released within two weeks.

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Politicians Stand Firm on New Appointment to Regional Board

Kaslo council ousts Lay as RDCK rep GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

Kaslo village council has upheld its decision to replace Mayor Greg Lay as its Regional District of Central Kootenay representative following calls for his reinstatement.

“My approach to surviving politics in Kaslo is to do the best I can with each day to foster the well being of the community.” Mayor Greg Lay In December, council voted three to two to replace Lay, who served last year as the Kaslo rep on the RDCK board, with councillor and former mayor Jim Holland. Lay was named the alternate. Holland previously served as the village’s director and was also Lay’s alternate. However, last month resident John Addison appeared before council, asking them to reconsider. He brought

with him a petition supporting his position, although it’s unclear how many names were on it. “As supporters of Mayor Lay we have had many discussions about this divisive action of council and whether this is an unjust, unfair or unwarranted action,” he said. “Simply stated, we want this action reversed and Mayor Lay reinstated as village rep on the RDCK board.” Addison asked for written responses from each councillor explaining their decision. Immediately afterward, councillor Rob Lang introduced a motion to name Lay as Kaslo’s RDCK rep, but found no seconder. Lay, however, pledged to attend all regional district board meetings regardless of his position “because I feel I need to be fully informed.” He was in the gallery at both the December and January meetings. While councillors Molly Leathwood and Suzan Hewat haven’t commented publicly on their reasons for supporting the change, it’s believed it has to do with Lay’s busy schedule and council’s desire

for more reporting back from the regional district table. “I don’t believe the switch was necessarily due to some major failing by the mayor, but simply because there was an option that would better serve the representation of Kaslo at the regional district,” Holland told local media in an email. “The mayor is very busy and has a full plate with all his duties and personal life’s demands, and a change to this appointment is, to my mind, primarily to spread around some of the obligations.” A review of RDCK board minutes shows Lay attended all but two regional district meetings last year, missing the May 24 board meeting and a special meeting on July 30 that Holland attended in his place. Lay acknowledges the change has been controversial, “but such controversy is not uncommon in Kaslo politics.” “Unfortunately it has created yet more divisiveness in the council and the community,” he said in an email. “My approach to surviving politics in Kaslo is to do the best

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Results from a plebiscite asking Blewett residents if they want to participate in an official community plan will be announced February 12. The mail-in ballot has been underway since mid-December. Friday was the

postmark deadline for responses. The question read: “Are you in favour of the revised community plan?” The plan, intended to guide growth and development, has been especially controversial in Blewett. If adopted, it would also cover Balfour, Harrop, Procter, Queens Bay and other parts of Area E of the Regional District of

Central Kootenay. Although the latter areas weren’t included in the vote, another public hearing will be held before the plan is adopted. The plebiscite results are non-binding, but regional district director Ramona Faust has pledged to respect the majority will.

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Time to give us a brake


he topic of today’s editorial might seem a little silly: parking brakes. Why would a newspaper take 297 words to explain the importance of a common feature on vehicles? On Page 3 of today’s paper you can read about the runaway mini-van that bounced down Sixth Street and came to an abrupt halt when it hit a house on Gordon Road. Amazingly the unmanned one-block journey only did minor damage. It certainly could have been a lot worse. It was fortunate that the mini-van popped its parking gear at 10 a.m. There were no children walking to school, traffic on busy Gordon Road was minimal when the car powered through the stop sign and moms on their morning walk with strollers had not yet set out for the day. When Nelson Star editor Bob Hall spoke with the vehicle owner at the scene, he was rightfully a little rattled. His concern wasn’t about the damage to his vehicle, the possible ticket from police or the fact his work day was now ruined. His was simply thankful nobody was hurt. Like most of us, the owner of this vehicle sets the parking brake “most of the time.” On this day he didn’t and the consequences could have been life changing. Even simple mistakes and brief moments of forgetting the obvious can result in tragedy. Had his mini-van hit a kid walking on the sidewalk or seriously injured another driver, those are the mistakes that haunt you forever. It may seem silly that we need to remind drivers in this mountainside community lined with steep streets about taking that extra second to set the parking brake. Silly? Perhaps. But if these 297 words prevent another similar accident and maybe even a horrible tragedy, then it’s space well used. We want to hear from you. EMAIL LETTERS TO: DROP OFF/MAIL:  514 Hall St. Nelson, BC V1L 1Z2 Phone 250-352-1890 The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the BC Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the BC Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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Council Column — Deb Kozak

Sayings, slogans and City Hall


y son-in-law has a saying:“Don’t poke the bear.” As I write this column the day before our Monday council meeting, I’m wondering if I’ve not only poked the bear, but given it a good boot! I’m anticipating the debate over whether council will allow people and their pooches to stroll the downtown once more. In the entire time I’ve served on council, there have only been a handful of issues that inspire passionate debate across the community and surprisingly, this is one. I’ve been amazed at the amount of time the dog issue takes each time it arises and it’s one of the reasons I’m bringing it forward. In my many conversations with the business community, police, council and citizens, the signs are good that we can come to a workable solution and move on. However, one thing I’ve also learned is to never assume the outcome of a good feisty debate. The proposed skatepark site is another hot topic right now. I attended the recent community meeting at Rosemont Elementary School to listen to ‘boarders young and old, neighbourhood residents and designers. The essential issue once again boils down to location, location, location. I’ve heard the passionate reasons from skaters and park lovers about the pros and cons of this site. Among the strongest reasons for the site is the ability to build a world class destination skatepark that will attract skaters from around the area and have the ability to host professional events. On the downside, there are questions about whether the noise and activity from the all-wheel park will disturb this already busy neighbourhood and concerns about the treed areas of the park that are loved by many locals. I can assure you that the forested area of the park will not be disturbed by the proposed skatepark. If there is anything council has learned in the last ten years of hit and miss, it’s the importance of bringing the com-

Councillor Deb Kozak (left) talks with City of Nelson public works boss Karen MacDonald (right) at the skatepark open house at Rosemont Elementary late last month. Bob Hall photo

munity together to work on complicated issues. I was very encouraged by the conversations I heard between people at the meeting and by the time you read this, council will have come to a decision on the staff recommendation [see front page story]. You’ve heard the saying: “When it rains, it pours.” It poured at the aquatic centre last week when a portion of the tiled ceiling collapsed. Luckily no one was injured and the latest news that the tiles do not contain asbestos means a dramatically decreased cost for repair. The tiles will be completely removed and not replaced. Tiled ceilings are not necessary in aquatic facilities and an added bonus is that their removal will improve the working of the air handling systems. New lighting will be necessary and if all goes well, we anticipate the facility will reopen at the end of March. The recreation commission is engaged in future planning for all recreation amenities and the upgrade or possible replacement of the facility will be brought to community for a future discussion. You’ll have heard by now that council is in the thick of budget deliberations beginning with department reports. Now, budget talks can

be a very dry experience, usually with no, or very little humour. When our own green team came forward with the latest report on CO2 emissions, they also came with a slogan: “We work hard to have no impact.” This was the beginning of a very encouraging report. In 2012, the city reduced emissions by 30 tonnes and is anticipating a further reduction of 35 tonnes in 2013. That is 5.5 per cent below 2007 emissions and means that we are ahead of our projections. We also learned that the full 100 per cent of the methane gas produced at the sewage treatment plant will be recycled as energy for the plant. As well, the green team is moving forward on improved fleet initiatives and continuing to implement the building energy assessment recommendations that were completed a couple of years ago. These are only a few of the items your council has been working on over the last couple of months and if it’s any indication, things won’t be slowing down any too soon. It’s never dull, always interesting and I like it that way. Deb Kozak is a Nelson city councillor who shares Wednesday this space with her colleagues around the table.

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Letters to the Editor

Chickens pose no threat Re: “At this point, Nelson not able to welcome chickens and bees,” Letters, January 30 With all due respect to Mr. MacHutchon, his credentials and his letter to the Star, I had a flock of 25 to 35 chickens in Harrop-Procter for 10 years. In that time there were cougars and bears on the property and relatively near my coop and free ranging chickens. There was no electrified fence around my coop (there were however many coils of barbed wire around the place where a former owner had kept his bee hives). In that entire time the only predation of my chickens was by a skunk. I also had nine

chickens at Bealby Point, with bears around on several occasions, with no predation. I certainly agree that unsecured feed, compost that is not properly active, fruit left on trees or the ground and food waste left out in garbage are irresponsible and much more of an issue. It makes more (although little) sense to proscribe composting because the city does not have the resources to police our compost piles, than it does to forbid or highly regulate the keeping of chickens, putting more stress on city resources. There is also more general education required around being clear with wild crea-

tures about our territory so that they don’t attempt to “move in.” Perhaps if we were less Canadian about politely mentioning to each other our concerns regarding attracting wildlife, but also made more time to help each other out and sought help when we had a misunderstanding (e.g. the Nelson Good Neighbours Program), we would not be placing such a burden on local government. Cities are sandwiched between aging infrastructure, citizenry with high expectations and downloading from other levels of government. Andre C. Piver MD Nelson

Hames’ piece certainly Dogs will bring downtown doom not a news story

Re: “Nelson invaded by a virus,” February 1 I think it’s pretty appalling that Calgary Herald reporter Ric Dolphin defended his article by saying, “I’m not saying everybody’s like that, but on a whirlwind visit, which is what I do, you kind of focus on what sticks out.” This is a huge problem in media — generalizing very specific aspects of people and place and passing them to the public as “reality” — especially when it’s passed off as journalism or a news story. I’m an editor in the travel media industry where this problem is arguably most prevalent, where media producers visit a place with preconceived notions or, as Dolphin said, “focus on what sticks out,” and caricaturize people/ place/culture; all they do is perpetuate stereotypes; in the worst-case offenses they perpetuate fear and ignorance. This is a disservice to everyone involved, the subject(s)

of the story and the readers of the story. This is what bothered me most about Elizabeth Hames’ National Post article, that she came to Nelson with her own stereotypes of the place and judged the town and its people by her experiences over a whopping three day visit. As for the article itself, I have no problem with it. As Bob Hall said, everyone is free to voice their opinions; what the issue is here is that it was published in the wrong area. This was an op-ed not a journalistic report. At best this should have been in the editorial section; perhaps it should have stayed on her personal blog. As quoted from the Star editorial of February 1, “the voices of discussion are the voices of change.” Yes, but there is still a moral obligation to begin these discussions with integrity. The end doesn’t always justify the means. Carlo Alcos Nelson

Store owners, wake up! If you think that because a few tourists write bad letters about Nelson’s downtown dog ban that you’re losing business, just think about the business that you will lose from allowing dogs downtown from the thousands of locals that have been supporting you year round since the dog ban. It is way too easy to shop online or road trip to Kelowna or Spokane. I think most people would rather support local businesses like they have been since the dog ban. We spend thousands of dollars downtown every year, times that a few thousand people and it equals millions of dollars. If you want dogs downtown, we’ll take our money elsewhere. Thanks for the many years we had supporting you. Al Sinkie Beasley

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Re: “Pool fix could be costly,” February 1 Is the Nelson pool closure another example of mushroom management of recreation? How can we have confidence in our local officials when they don’t consult with either the pool users or the public on this important issue? Instead they hold a press conference to tell us what they have planned for us. Abram Davis Nelson

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Community Organizations Nelson Public Library presents Wild and Wacky Wednesday for teens. Do you love manga? Come, draw and share your favourite manga and watch a short DVD. Wednesday, February 6, 3:30 to 5 p.m. For ages 12 and up, snacks and prizes. For info contact Joanne: jharris@ or 250-505-5683. The Earth Matters Upcyclers meet on Wednesday, February 6. Youth aged 13 to 30 are invited to come to the Nelson and District Youth Centre between 5 and 8 p.m. to participate in the project, which includes turning reclaimed Shambhala Festival tents into reusable shopping and produce bags. There is no cost to participate and snacks are provided. The group meets for first Wednesday or every month. All seniors welcome to the monthly meeting of the Senior Citizens’ Association Branch No. 51, located at 717 Vernon Street. Meeting commences at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6. Tea and goodies will be served after the meeting. For information, call 250-352-7078 weekday afternoons. Play table tennis Wednesdays (school holidays/events excluded) at the Blewett elementary school from 5:30 to 7 p.m. There is a $2 drop-in fee. For information phone Karl Rosenberg: 250-3525739. 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. Free networking event on Thursday, February 7 from

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6 to 8 p.m. for anyone interested in becoming involved in international development and international humanitarian work. The event will be held at the Nelson Legion (402 Victoria Street) and included free dinner. Please register by February 2 to ensure your seat, by emailing isabelleh@kootenaykids. ca or call 250-352-6678 ext. 226.

Touchstones Nelson is hosting a Winter Family Fair on Saturday, February 10. There will be music by James Lamb, story telling by Eileen Delehanty Pearkes and craft activities for all ages. Bring a photo of your Valentine to incorporate into your Valentine’s Day card. The event by donation, with half the proceeds going to the West Kootenay Eco Society.

Join Walk in Peace, a silent circle walk beginning at Lakeside Park gates on Thursday, February 7 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. 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.

West Kootenay Family Historians Society will be honouring BC’s first Family Day by hosting a genealogy educational event with exhibits on Monday, February 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Castlegar Community Forum next to City Hall (101– 445 13th Avenue, Castlegar). Discover how to start your family tree.

Kootenay Lake Hospital Auxiliary bake sale is Friday, February 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lobby of Kootenay Lake Hospital. There will be delicious homemade baking, bread, cookies, cakes, etc. A good time to stock up on your baking or buy a special treat for your Valentine. St. Joseph’s School presents “A Love of Music” on Friday, February 8. An evening of wine and cheese featuring well-known local cellist Jeff Farragher as well as a silent auction. Tickets are $10. The event is a fundraiser for the school’s music program. The Children’s Festival craft and tea party, hosted by Nelson Grans to Grans, is a fun and educational event on Saturday, February 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Nelson United Church. There will be craft stations, face painting, puppets, story telling, and the cake walk. Snacks and drinks will be served. Children ages two to 12, and their parents, are invited. Cost is by donation with proceeds going to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Volunteer literacy tutor training is available on February 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Learning Place. Tutors work with adults and youth on reading, writing or language. A little bit of your time can change someone’s life. For more information about the tutoring program or volunteer training call Melissa at 250-825-4119 or Joan at 250-352-3218 or email at Workshops Every Saturday at 10 a.m., Ellison’s Market offers free workshops. The topic for Saturday, February 9 is “Micro Greens.” Christine Fortier will teach you how to grow your own micro greens. The Physics of Fractal Consciousness is a workshop delving into contemporary physics in a way that captivates and engages any audience. Offered at the Nelson Visitors Centre on Saturday, February 9 and 23 from 10 to 3 p.m. Cost is $50 or $40 for low-income. For more information or to register:

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. One Billion Rising is an empowering dance workshop/fundraiser to bring awareness to violence against women. Workshops on Saturday, February 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Self Design High. Includes women’s self defence, belly dance, folk fusion, hip hop and capoeira. Everyone is welcome and classes are open to all levels. The cost is sliding scale: $5 to $15 per class or $30 for the full day. Proceeds will go to the Nelson Women’s Centre. The Kutenai Art Therapy Institute offers a loss and grief group called “Creative Self Reflections” beginning on Tuesday, February 12 and continue to March 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. As well as a group for people living with a life threatening illness called “Creative Self Exploration” beginning on Wednesday, February 13 and continue to March 27, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. No art making experience is required to benefit from art therapy. The cost is by donation (minimum $10 per session to expenses for art materials). Registration is required. Call Jacqueline at 250-352-2264. Fundraisers L.V. Rogers secondary school 2013 graduating class is holding a bottle drive on Saturday, February 9 beginning at 10 a.m. If you have bottles to donate, call 250551-1777. Email your events to

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Talent Competitions

Nelson’s Best Singer semi-finals and finals will be held February 7 at the Capitol Theatre. Sixteen local singers ages 14 to 49 will compete for the local title and a chance to advance to the Kootenay championship. Tickets available through the Capitol Theatre box office. The third annual Mr. Nelson contest is Saturday, February 16 at Finley’s Irish Pub. Nine local men will compete for the title. Tickets are $15 each or two for $25, available at Finley’s and at 103.5 The Bridge (312 Hall Street).


Friday and Saturday February 8 and 9 is Nelson’s 20th annual film festival, the Canadian FLiKS Festival. Friday screenings include, Becoming Redwood at 7 p.m. and Lunarcy! at 9 p.m. Saturday's screenings include The Fruit Hunters at 1 p.m., The World Before Her at 3 p.m., Occupy Love at 7 p.m., and The Stories We Tell 9 p.m. All screening are at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $10.25 each or $35 for a festival pass, and will be sold in advance at Otter Books. Mamma Mia! sing-along, hosted by Lisel and Jeff Forst, at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, February 16 at 7 p.m. The words will be right there on the screen, and the whole audience will be singing. Costumes encouraged. Tickets $15 for adults or $10 for students and seniors. Nelson Civic Theatre Society hosts its first movie screening at the Civic Theatre. Skyfall, the most recent James Bond action thriller, will be shown on February 23. Times and ticket prices are to be determined. This is a fundraiser for the Civic Theatre renovation project.

Bob Marley birthday bash at Spiritbar on Wednesday, February 6 — the day Bob Marley would have turned 68. Come and celebrate life and enjoy the reggae and dancehall music from various DJs. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cover is $2 at the door.


Electric Wednesdays with Estevan at The Royal on February 6. Take your turn in the spotlight, or enjoy the music of those who do, at one of the Kootenay’s best open stages. Starts 8:30 p.m.

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Moira Smiley & VOCO will perform at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall, Tenth Street Campus, Thursday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 regular and $5 for students, and are only available at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information call 250-505-1358.

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DJ Parker brings his Butler Beats Tour to Spiritbar on Saturday, February 16. Ryan Wells will open the show. Doors at 10 p.m. First 100 tickets $10, available at the Hume Hotel.

After Work Swing Party with ET Atomic Swing Band at the Royal on Friday, February 8. No cover. Doors at 6 p.m.

sweaty with real live grooves, while VJ Soph Aloof will bring some tasty original visuals to the table. Doors at 10 p.m. Ticket information at the Hume Hotel.

Mickey Hart, former drummer of The Grateful Dead, will be at the Capitol Theatre for two sold out shows, February 19 and 20. This is a general admission show. Doors open at 7 p.m. Showtime at 8 p.m.

The Royal presents locals Bottoms Down and Friends on Friday, February 8. Also on the bill are The Magpies and The Dueling Ukes. Come show your support for these talented local acts. Cover is $5. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Phat Tuesday, a Mardi Gras celebration featuring Clinton’s funky jam band and DJ Rafferty Funksmith at the Royal on Tuesday, February 12. No cover. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.

Bobby C Sound TV is at Spiritbar Friday, February 8 with an opening set by Breakfluid. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, available at the Hume Hotel lobby.

The LV Rogers Grad Class of 2013 bottle drive SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 starting at 10:00am. If you have bottles you would like to donate or for more information call (250) 551-1777

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Storytellers: Word of Mouth returns to the Slocan Valley on Saturday, February 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Vallican Whole Community Centre. Admission is $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets available at the Slocan Valley Recreation office or over the phone. For more information, call 250-226-0008 or email

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Humans, a two piece electronic duo featuring Nelson’s very own Robbie Slade, return to Spiritbar on Friday, February 15 with The Shyness of Strangers. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information at the Hume Hotel.

Opening Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions on Saturday, February 9 at noon is Peace Pieces: Storytelling to music with Ali and John Galm. They will be followed by the first sitar performance ever on this stage, featuring Steve Pierson. The last act is finger picking touring singer-songwriter Pernell Reichert from Vancouver. Electro Swing Club Canada brings its feast of vintage retro vibes to Spiritbar on Saturday, February 9. ET Atomic Swing Band will be getting everyone nice and

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One Billion Rising Valentine’s Day Dancing Revolution at The Royal from 5 to 8 p.m. on February 14. The night will include uplifting, empowering music by DJ Laurie Langille of Meow Mix, inspiring speakers, short videos, spoken word and, most importantly, lots of dancing. Tickets are $14 at the door or $10 in advance at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store, liveattheroyal. com and the Nelson Women’s Centre. All proceeds go to support our Nelson and District Women’s Center. The Royal presents Shane Philip with special guests Ty West and Jesse Lee on Saturday, February 14. Tickets are $15, available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and online at liveattheroyal. com. Doors open 8 p.m. The Garden of Love Valentine’s Day Burlesque Showcase is at Spiritbar on Thursday, February 14. Dancers include Scarlet Mary Rose and Heavy Petal Burlesque. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance at the Hume Hotel, or $25 at the door. Valentine’s Day Seedy Social is Thursday, February 14 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. at the Anglican Hall. The night includes wine, dessert, live music, seed swap and sale, KidZone, mini-workshops and prizes. Doors by donation to the FOODTREE Permaculture’s event scholarship fund.

The Royal is thrilled to be hosting the African Showboyz on Tuesday, February 19. This is the after party for everyone who was at the Mickey Hart show earlier in the night. Cover is $10 for Mickey Hart Band Ticket holders and $15 for nonticket holders. Doors open at 11:30 p.m. Lindi Ortega and Dustin Bentall and The Smokes bring their country colour to The Royal on Wednesday, February 20. Tickets are $15 at the door, or $12 in advance at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and Doors at 6 p.m., show starts at about 8:15 p.m.

At the Pub

Apres Ski nights at Mike’s Place Pub on Sundays from 4 to 11 p.m. Featuring live music by Ukulele Bri, Human Juke Box, and guests. Rock ‘n’ Roll bingo at Mike's Pub on Tuesdays, February 12, 19 and 26. Bring your pals, your dabber and your good luck troll. 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 from about 5 to 9 p.m.

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Every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Touchstones Nelson is open by donation. Don’t miss this great opportunity to connect with your local museum, art gallery and archives. The gallery’s currently features The Royal BC Museum’s popular exhibition Aliens Among Us and Arin Faye’s Beyond the Batholith.

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New Edition of Kootenay Outlet Reflections Planned

Call out for local history book submissions Greg Nesteroff Nelson Star Reporter

A group planning to update and reprint a popular local history book is putting out a final call for submissions of family stories. Kootenay Outlet Reflections, a comprehensive account of Balfour, Queens Bay, Harrop, Procter, Longbeach and environs, was published 25 years ago. It’s long been out of print but there is no shortage of people who want a copy, according to Josh Smienk, co-chair of the committee working on the project. “It’s very hard to get ahold of,” he says. “Someone in Queens Bay just spent over $100 on one. There’s quite a pent up demand for it.” In addition to satisfying that demand by producing an exact facsimile of the 538-page book — save for correcting one image originally printed upside down — Smienk says they plan to add another 100 to 125 pages, covering more recent developments

and history that was missed or wasn’t available the first time. They’ve received more than 40 submissions to date and hope to include pictures that have come to light in recent years, such as glass plate negatives showing early Harrop, and photos of the first log hotel in Balfour. Certain oversights will also be corrected. While the first edition devoted plenty of space to early boats and transportation on the lake, it didn’t say much about the tugboats that worked for Kootenay Forest Products from the 1950s to the ‘80s. “It wasn’t seen as relevant as the old stuff at the time,” says Smienk, who towed logs after high school. “Now you don’t even see tugboats on the lake.” The addendum will further include additional text and photos on Queens Bay, which is marking its centennial, as well as pictures of turn-of-the-20th century agriculture and fruit growing, and land development ads. Another idea is to create a list of homes by fire number

Kootenay Outlet Reflections was published to acclaim in 1988, but has long been out of print.

and trace which families lived in them over the years — fire numbers didn’t exist when the book was first published, so it’s sometimes hard to figure out whose place is being referred to. “It will provide some additional context,” Smienk says. “You’ll know you’re the third owner of the property, for instance. It won’t be exact, but I think it will help.” A postcard went out last fall to everyone in the area encouraging them to submit family stories

(maximum 500 words and one photo). A template is available online at under the “Kootenay Outlet Reflections Project” tab, along with examples of stories included in the first edition. Submissions can be sent to kootenayoutletreflections@ or dropped off in person at the Balfour Gill and Gift, Procter store, or Kokanee Park Marine store. Smienk says some people may think they haven’t been here long enough to merit inclusion in the book, “but in 30 years people are going to want to know. Don’t think of the value today, think of the value in 30 years.” Smienk’s own family is among those omitted from the first edition who will appear in the second. The same goes for co-chair Truus Zelonka, who says that although the postcard indicated an earlier deadline, their goal is now to have all the material in this month. “It’s going to take three to four months to write, and afterward,

another six to 12 weeks to get the book out,” she says. “If there’s anything else people want to say about the history of the Outlet area that’s not in the first book, they’re welcome to.” The original book was a project of the Procter seniors group, who have given the Balfour and District Business and Historic Association permission to do the reprint. A committee of eight is working on it, including block captains for each community. In addition to pre-sales, the book is being helped by a Columbia Basin Trust grant through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance. The initial print run will be 500 copies, and to keep costs down, it won’t have a hard cover as the first edition did. Pre-orders are being accepted for $50 and can be placed at the Gill and Gift or sent to Box 2, Balfour, V0G 1C0. “We’ve got quite a few people who have paid for the book already,” Zelonka says. “No doubt about it, it’s going to get done in 2013.”

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SPAN survey aimed at finding project SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

Nelson’s Social Planning Action Network society (SPAN) wants the public’s help picking its next community project. SPAN, formed in 2006, is best known for hosting community events and forums related to social issues. This year it plans to initiate a new actionoriented project to address a priority social issue. A survey will be distributed by SPAN this month to identify the issue a majority of Nelsonites are most interested in seeing action on. It could be anything — from access to child care to mental health support; or youth involvement in community decision making, or our aging population. The short survey will ask respondents to identify the issue they are most concerned about and suggest an action project to address it, as well as asking them to rank their level of concern on various social issues. SPAN project coordinator Katie Tabor says the results will be compiled and presented to Nelson city council by April, and in the spring the society will seek grant funding to bring the identified project to life. The SPAN survey will build on the findings on an Ipsos Reid poll conducted by the City last summer, which found housing and lack of affordable housing, poverty/ homelessness and general social issues were at the top of residents’ minds. “Our survey will gather more information on the specific impacts of these issues and the solutions as seen by our community members,” Tabor said. “We anticipate

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Following the wettest year on record, 2013 started with a month that saw little more than half the usual precipitation in the West Kootenay. According to its monthly roundup, the Southeast Fire Centre’s weather office in Castlegar received 2.4 millimetres of rain and 41.9 centimetres of snow in January, which was 54 per cent of normal. Weather specialists Ron Lakeman and Jesse Ellis said that was largely due to an upper ridge of high pressure. The only significant precipita-

tion was due to a series of Pacific frontal systems between the afternoon of the 5th and night of the 8th, and another frontal system during the late afternoon and night of the 23rd. Those five days accounted for about 85 per cent of the month’s snowfall and total precipitation. The average temperature for the month was within 0.1 of a degree Celsius of normal. The coldest temperature was –12.9 C on the morning of the 12th under relatively clear skies and calm winds. The warmest temperature was 5.5 C on the night of the 9th during a southwesterly feed of moisture. No records were set last month.

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Penny pinchers will have to become nickel pinchers now that the Royal Canadian Bob Hall photo Mint has stopped circulating one-cent coins as of Monday. BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

The Royal Canadian Mint has stopped distributing the penny. Businesses in Nelson and across the country are now being asked to round up or round down purchases to the nearest five cents. The change in how we consume will only impact purchases made with cash, the rounding will not happen with debit or credit card purchases. It is still up to the dis-

cretion of individual businesses whether to take pennies. There are currently 35 billion pennies in circulation and as they are gathered by the Mint they will be melted down and turned into recycled metal. Pennies will remain legal tender indefinitely. The Conservative government announced the phasing out of the penny in its budget last March. It is estimated that the move will save Canadian taxpayers $11 million a year.

When purchasing a home, buyers often look at the kitchen space and how many bedrooms there are, while largely ignoring other rooms, including the laundr y room. Oftentimes, the washer and dr yer are relegated to a dark corner of the basement or garage, and homeowners simply accept their laundr y lot. More and more manufacturers now produce washers and dr yers that are both functional and aesthetically appealing. As a result, homeowners and renters need not feel they have to hide laundr y rooms like they did in the past. Having the laundr y nearby the family action -- and paying attention to laundry room design -- can make the work of keeping clothes tidy that much easier. Many designers would agree that you need not sacrifice style for function in a laundr y room. As with any other area of the house, impart design elements into the room and make it a room in which you want to spend time. * First and foremost, select appliances that offer the features you need and want. Also, find appliances that fit the space you have. Frontloading appliances have become the latest musthave, but some units may be too big or expensive for your space. Those with a limited area for laundr y can invest in a stackable set, in which the washer and dr yer are combined into one vertical unit. For those who want to add a pop of color, select among the variety of colored washers and dr yers that are turning up in store showrooms. You’re no longer limited to white, black and beige. * Consider cabinetr y in your laundry space. Cabinets and drawers are not just for the kitchen. They can hide cleaning products, detergent, dr yer sheets and so much more. Fill drawers with stainremoval sticks and items to mend clothes that may be missing a button or have a small hole that needs tending. * A laundry area also can be much more than just a place to wash and fold clothes. Many people like to turn this spot into a multipurpose zone. By including some shelving and a refrigerator in the laundr y room, you can create a food-storage pantr y. A large countertop normally used to fold clothes can also double as a gift-wrapping station. Think

about merging a laundr y room with a craft room where sewing or scrapbooking can take place. * Remember to leave room for the soiled clothing. Raising hamper bins off of the floor to be suspended from a rod above the washer frees up valuable floor space. Other wise, keep the hamper behind a curtain or tucked into a cabinet to ensure the laundr y room always looks neat, even when you haven’t yet gotten to the newest pile of dirty clothes. * Don’t be afraid of adding color and artwork to the laundr y space. In fact, embrace it. Here’s an outof-the -way area of the home where you can explore your creativity and have a little fun. Tr y an eye opening color, such as apple green or bright yellow to add a sunny disposition to the room. * You don’t have to spend a fortune on a laundr y room re -do. Shop in salvage stores or antique shops for custom pieces to add character to the space. You can probably find cabinetr y or shelving for a fraction of the cost of new items, and these older items may add more character to the space. * Save space by installing a counter just above the dr yer so you will have a place to fold and stack clothing. * The bulk of dirty clothes will be generated in the bedrooms and bathroom of the house. But who wants to carr y clothes down to a laundr y area on a lower level? See if you can tuck a laundry room into an upstairs closet or nook to make doing laundr y more practical. Although a laundry room is often an afterthought, taking time to organize and plan the space can make it both functional and inviting.

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Neighbourhood never in danger Continued from Page 1 his wife said Geoff was a drug dealer with ties to the Hells Angels. Geoff formerly lived in Nelson and sold vitamin supplements. Nelson police Sgt. Janet Scott-Pryke said in a news release that based on initial observations of the home — a duplex at the corner of Robertson and West Innes — they suspected a drug lab was present. After consulting the RCMP and Nelson Fire Department, they determined there was likely no immediate danger to the public, but “in order to preserve the integrity” of the investigation, residents of the other unit in the duplex were asked to leave. The occupants of a house behind the duplex were also briefly evacuated, but have since returned home. The RCMP’s clandestine lab team from Surrey was called out and arrived at 6 p.m. Saturday to begin the investigation along with members of the Nelson Police Department, Nelson Fire Department, BC Ambulance, and the RCMP’s forensic identification and road safety units. “There was a clandestine lab in operation in the home that appears to have been manufacturing prescription and/or restricted drugs,” Scott-Pryke said in the statement. “No dangerous or noxious chemicals were located or recovered.” The preliminary investigation has been completed, she said, but police are

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Members of the RCMP’s clandestine lab team were on scene at 401 West Innes on Sunday morning cleaning up the scene where police continue their investigation into the sudden death of a 33-year-old Andrew Meisner (inset).

providing only limited information “so as not to compromise the coroner’s and/ or the police and fire investigations.” Police chief Wayne Holland added in an email to the Star that “there is absolutely nothing for the residents of that neighbourhood, or the citizens of Nelson in general, to be concerned about as regards their health or their personal

safety” as a result of the incident. Meisner’s landlord told the Star he was a good tenant who paid his rent early. The homeowner hasn’t been allowed into the home yet to assess the damage. His dogs are believed to have been taken to a local boarding kennel. Do you have anything to add? Send it to

Mayor says youth will prove decision the right one

Continued from Page 1 work programs, funded by grants, to have someone at the park to mentor younger skaters and alert the police of any concerns. Police have also indicated they will change their patrol routes to pass by the park more frequently.

Of course that doesn’t mean there will never be an issue in the park. “You can’t really outlaw stupidity,” McClure said, noting every park is vulnerable to vandalism or other illicit activities. “We can’t make any promises, as far as what im-

mature people’s behaviours might produce.” Councillor Robin Cherbo suggested that criminal activities are often associated with skateparks in other communities, but Mayor John Dooley said he thinks Nelson youth are different.

“I’m confident in the young people who will use this park. I don’t think it will need any more policing than any other park in our community,” he said. Story continues on Page 17


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Continued from Page 16 He also pointed out that the City had earmarked funds to put a parking lot at Art Gibbon Park long before the skatepark was proposed there, and that it’s a small expense compared to the $600,000 Kootenay Lake Skate Park Society has lined up to build the skatepark. “A lot of work has been done, over a number of years, to get to this point. We need to trust the skatepark society is going to make sure this will be a good, safe park that will be enjoyed by young people in our community,” Dooley said. Skatepark society spokesperson Chad Hansen was among the cheering crowd in the gallery. He said he was relieved to have the location approved,

though his excitement was tempered by the fact the society has been in this position before. “I hate to say we’re in the clear [to have the park built],” Hansen said. “We’re always cautiously optimistic, but we should be good from here. I don’t think there will be any major issues that would prevent us from building there.” With the site approved, the company designing the skatepark, New Line Skateparks, can make a detailed site plan, which will be shared with the public at another open house before construction starts this spring. “We could be dropping into bowls at a brand new skatepark in Rosemont by this summer,” Hansen said.

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The preliminary skatepark design for Rosemont that was presented at the open house last month.

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Locals Lose Pair of Key Games to Beaver Valley


Leafs shaken from top perch

Neil Murdoch Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Castlegar 47 30 9 6 2 68 Nelson 48 32 13 2 1 67 Beaver Valley 48 31 13 3 1 66 Spokane 47 13 28 3 3 32 Grand Forks 47 7 37 0 3 17


The Nelson Junior Leafs lost their grip on first place for the first time since late October after Saturday night’s action in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. Back-to-back losses to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks over the weekend enabled the Castlegar Rebels to claim the coveted first seed in the Neil Murdoch Division with time running out in the regular season. “We got outplayed tonight,” Leafs coach Frank Maida told the Star after his team dropped a 5-2 decision to the Nitehawks at the Nelson and District Community Complex on Saturday. “There were a few bad breaks and they capitalized.” The teams came out physical on Saturday, giving the crowd of large over 700 a fast-paced first period with lots of back-and-forth action. On the board first, Leaf Aaron Dunlap scored top shelf from Colton Schell 15 minutes into the period. But Beaver Valley tied it up less than a minute later. Riley Brandt put it past Leafs netminder Brett Soles who played in lieu of Marcus Beesley who’s started most games since coming to Nelson this year. The Nitehawks took the 2-1 lead with 2:18 left in the first when Dan Holland scored with Dallas Calvin and Connor Brown-Maloski assisting. Holland scored again 3:29 into the second frame with help from Archie McKinnon and Brown-Maloski making it 3-1. An unnecessary penalty

League Standings

Eddie Mountain Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Fernie 46 30 12 1 3 64 Golden 46 27 13 1 5 60 Kimberley 49 25 23 0 1 51 Columbia Val. 46 18 23 0 6 41 Creston Valley 47 16 24 0 7 39 Okanagan Division TEAM GP Kelowna 47 Princeton 47 Osoyoos 47 Summerland 47 Penticton 46

Leafs Aaron Dunlap scored the first goal of the game late in the first period. The Leafs would go down 5-3 to the Nitehawks at NDCC Saturday night. Kirsten Hildebrand photo

for too many men, gave the Nitehawks a power play advantage. They capitalized with Luke Reimer scoring from Arie Postmus at 13:50 of the second. Damin Devlin responded for the Leafs, making it 4-2 with 4:36 left in the middle stanza. The Leafs brought the score to within one as Carson Willans buried a rebound with under a minute left in the second. JJ Beitel assisted on the powerplay goal. The Nitehawks dominated the third period. Brown-Maloski gave his team the two-goal lead 3:42 into the third and the Nitehawks held on for the huge 5-3 victory. The win garnered loud cheers from the large contingent of fans following the Beaver Valley team who are now one point back of the Leafs. Castlegar defeated the Golden Rockets 5-3 Satur-

day night to move into first place in the Neil Murdoch Division. They’re one point up on the Leafs with a game in hand for the race to the playoffs that remains tight. On Friday night in Fruitvale, the Nitehawks got on the scoreboard first with Ryan Edwards putting an unassisted shorthanded goal by Beesley. Michael Bell made it 2-0 with help from Keenan Patershuk and Kurt Black with 5:55 left in the opening period. The Leafs came back early in the second with a goal from Schell, assisted by Dunlap just over two minutes into play at the Fruitvale arena. But barely two minutes later, Calvin scored a goal for the Nitehawks. Patershuk scored again for the Neil Murdoch Division rivals, giving him a three point night and first star of the game. Calvin and Derek Lashuk assisted on the goal, making it 4-1.

With 4:37 left in the second, Dustin Reimer kept the Leafs in the game with help from Willans and Robson Cramer. The only goal of the third came in the final seconds as the Leafs pulled their goalie. Nitehawk Danny Vlanich put it in the empty net. Maida said his team is still in the hunt for first place despite the hunger of teams who’ve been trailing the league-leading Leafs most of the season. “Everybody is out to take our spot,” said Maida. “We have to work for it to keep it.” The Leafs hit the road next weekend with games against the Sicamous Eagles and Revelstoke Grizzlies. They will play Castlegar Rebels the following weekend with another critical home-and-home series. They face off against the Rebels at home on February 16 in the final game of the regular season.

vs. Sicamous Eagles

AWAY SAT. FEB. 9th 7:00 PM vs. Revelstoke Grizzlies

L 13 15 15 25 31

T 1 0 0 1 1

OTL P 1 66 2 62 6 58 2 41 4 25

Doug Birks Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P N. Okanagan 48 32 13 1 2 67 Sicamous 47 28 13 2 4 62 Revelstoke 46 24 18 3 1 52 Kamloops 48 16 26 2 4 38 Chase 46 9 31 3 3 24


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

Nelson Leafs Leaders

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


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W 32 30 26 19 10

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G 23 14 12 20 11 16 14 11 4

A 41 29 30 21 22 14 11 14 20

P 64 43 42 41 33 30 25 25 24

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Kootenay Swim Club

Preparing for provincials SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Nelson’s Sydney Wetter holds Canadian Olympic athlete Brent Hayden’s bronze medal from the London Games. Kootenay Swim Club swimmers had an opportunity to train with Olympic athletes Hayden and Scott Dickens this fall. submitted photo

The Kootenay Swim Club started 2013 off with a bang at Snowfest in Kelowna last month. The club worked hard to secure qualifying times for the upcoming AA and AAA championships that will be held later this month. All the swimmers swam best times and most competed in the finals in the afternoon. Nelson’s Kelsey Andursak secured two AAA times on Sunday afternoon in the 100m freestyle and the 100m breaststroke. Andursak will be joining Niallan Collier, Riley Mager and Gabrielle Hanvold at the AAA championships. Nelson’s Sydney Wetter smashed her times in both of her backstroke swims this weekend making finals in the 100m and 200m backstroke locking in new personal bests. Rachael Tebulte, one of Kootenay Swim Clubs newest members, made waves in the pool gaining her a AA time in the 50 freestyle securing her a spot in the finals at Kelowna, as well as the AA Championships accompanying Hannah Devries, Maneet Natt and Tenysha Van Mierlo. The AA championships will be held February 10 in Surrey followed by the AAA championships in Victoria on February 28. The long course swim season will begin in March.

Nelson Atoms Golden Again The Nelson Leafs Atom Development team took home gold from a Castlegar tournament late last month. The ‘A’ side of the tournament featured all four teams that comprise the West Kootenay Atom Development league. Friday night saw Nelson take it to the home team Castlegar 7-0. Saturday morning was against Trail and Nelson jumped out to an early lead only to have Trail claw their way back into it. The Leafs escaped with a 5-4 win. The final game of the round robin was against the league leading Spokane Jr. Chiefs who took the win with a 3-1 decision. With Trail beating Castlegar in the other late game on Saturday, the stage was set for a rematch on Sunday against the Jr. Chiefs for first place in the tournament. In a game that came down the wire, Nelson claimed a 2-1 victory and the gold medal. The Leafs are made up of (back row L-R) Dylan Mowery, Kelton Forte, Noah Quinn, Amran Bhabra, Brody Fillion, Nolan Dergousoff, Reid Vulcano, Kaleb Percival, Matt Erickson, Mason Scott; (middle row L-R) Joe Davidson, Tyler Badger, Callum Cutler, submitted photo Carter Anderson, Nick Haydu; (bottom row) Tenzin Mint.

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Game On — Kim Palfenier

February a busy month at Apex trails


ritish Columbians will be enjoying our first ever Family Day holiday on Monday. Take advantage of it by getting out of the house and enjoying some physical activity… and to make room for all those Valentine chocolates following the next week! The Nelson Nordic Ski Club

will be helping to celebrate Family Day by offering a complimentary cross country ski day, all day on February 11. The club will also be running a ski improvement clinic on February 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Apex. It is a great opportunity to improve your skills. Three classes for both classic and skate skiing from

beginner to Intermediate levels are offered. Cost is $10 with an additional $10 trail fee for non members. Classes are filling up fast so register ahead with Nancy at nquackenbush@sd8. Following shortly thereafter is the 11th annual Valentine’s Night Ski at Apex on February 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. Meet

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What are some common reasons I may be experiencing low back pain or sciatica and what can I do to help relieve it?

Low back pain can be caused by one or many of the following reasons;

i) A flat back or too much curve in the lumbar spine ii) A weakness in the core muscles that span across the mid-line of the waist and below the navel iii) A tightness or weakness in hip (piriformis, gluteals etc.) or leg muscles (hamstring, psoas, IT Band etc). iv) A postural deficiency arising from forward head position and rounded shoulders transferring load into the low back. These are just a few of the common reasons but there are still other possibilities. So how do you find out which of these reasons may be causing your back pain? Get a full postural assessment by a qualified practitioner that tests for all of these issues. Then from there you can be advised which position is the ideal for your spine, how to subtly strengthen your core, how to effectively release tight muscles and strengthen the weak ones and how to adjust the head and upper body position. A few basic things that we can all do is to avoid sitting for more than an hour at a time (get up and stretch) and if possible not more than 6 hours a day (using a standing desk can help with that). Also focusing on activating the lower abdominals by subtly drawing the navel up and in toward the spine periodically throughout the day as well as lifting with the legs not the back. For more specific personalized programming I am offering the full assessment and exercise prescription, which is normally $200, now $175 until the15th of February. Once you have your home prescription of exercises you can be further supported in a group class where you can make sure that you are doing your exercises correctly and at least once a week (even though you will notice faster changes in your body if you can commit to 3-5 times per week for 20-45 minutes). The real changes occur once your new awareness becomes natural throughout the day. Call Anna at 250.551.1370 before February 15th to get in on the deal! Hope to assess you soon... For more information check out

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Given our current economy and where interest rates are today it is the ideal time to obtain financing. With a very volatile economy locally and internationally, interest rates remain low to help increase the flow of cash to keep businesses afloat. Securing these interest rates to take advantage of undervalued assets or for well overdue renovations is something to consider given the cost of money today. If you don’t have cash on hand to accomplish a renovation project or acquire a undervalued asset, utilizing existing equity and securing it against your home will always get you the best interest rate on borrowed funds. Lenders feel most comfortable borrowing money secured against a appreciating asset like your home. Given the minimal risk of depreciation lenders borrow this money at reduced cost’s to the borrower. If you need money to acquire what you think is a undervalued asset or are simply looking to upgrade your home I can help obtain the funds needed at the lowest cost to you. Analyzing your financial situation in regards to savings and debt is something all of us should be doing on a regular basis. The services of Independant Professionals like myself are out there to help, we can make sure you are on the right track and save you money, and in most cases our services are free!

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As a sex and relationship therapist, I count Valentine’s Day, dedicated to love and lust, among my favourite holidays. Not everyone agrees. With traditions so rigidly entrenched, it can become the annual romantic Olympics. Anxiety can run high. It can be especially tough for couples who have moved past ‘hot’ into ‘cool’ with each other. This is a perfect opportunity to reverse the trend! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you can maximize the occasion by keeping a few things in mind: • Keep your expectations realistic A single day won’t bring back that newlywed zing. Instead, celebrate the best of what you actually have. • Ask for what you want Your mate is no mind-reader. If you want club dancing--or a couple’s spa day--say so. Ask their preferences in turn. • Approach the day with humour and generosity All traditional holidays are flooded with expectations and hype, often leaving us disappointed. Enter laughing, and remember that Valentine’s Day commemorates love and passion. Give as much of both as you have, and insist on enjoying yourself, even if your wildest dreams don’t come true. If these tips don’t result in a celebration of intimacy and eroticism, give me a call. I’ll help you get back on track.

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Do you have any tips for planning a successful Valentine’s Day? if you are able to contribute). And remember to wear red! Looking forward to the more greener springtime activities, Nelson Youth Soccer registration for house league is now open with a deadline of March 1. Go to for online registration or pick up registration forms at NDCC.

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at the Apex trail head with a non-perishable food item for the Nelson Food Cupboard. Dylann McPherson, a Selkirk music student will be entertaining the crowds. It will be a fun evening of fireworks, wish lanterns, bonfire, hot apple cider and lots of sweets (donations of baked goods greatly appreciated, please contact ajpop@


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Without proper maintenance or regular roof inspection, minor problems can become disastrous. Here are some common problems that can affect roofs. Flashing failure. Flashing problems can happen to any style of roof, it’s often the most vulnerable part of a the system. Flashings are usually used when two angles of the roof meet, roof penetrations, or at valleys. Causes of flashing failing can be poor installation or corrosion. Sagging. When re-roofing, single or double layers of roofing materials can become triple or more. This extra weight of roofing layer increases the dead load for the house structure to carry, causing deflection on the roof. Pooling water. Seen on flat roofs or low sloped roofs. Pooling water can indicate poor drainage. Ponds of water can cause more damage if roof seams are not sealed tight or flashing inappropriately installed. Moss/Tree/Vegetation debris. Moss or any vegetation takes moisture to grow. Having moss on the roof means holding moisture against the roofing material and can accelerate the deterioration of the roof. Roof cover by tree branches can also prevent roof from drying, and contributes to moss growing. Worn-out. Causes are usually due to the age of roofing or lack of maintenance. The latter can speed up the wear and tear and shorten the roof ’s life expectancy. The bottom line is a routine inspection and regular maintenance to ensure the roof lasts to its designated age. Physical damage. Some roofing materials are brittle and can be damaged by fallen objects, foot traffic, weathering and freeze/ thaw damage. It is important to address the roof problems at the earliest detection through routine inspections to minimize the problems and maximize the roof age. If in doubt, always call a qualified professional.

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How do you know that you’re loved?


With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching this seemed to be the topic to discuss. I hear from many people that they yearn for a meaningful loving relationship, or they are in a relationship but don’t feel loved or they feel alone. There are so many movies, songs, poems, books, and TV shows, plays; all of which speak to love, whether it is tragic, meaningful, brief, lifelong, challenged, complicated or deliciously delightful. The market can keep producing products to offer succour. Romantic love is one of the most powerful sensations on earth. Helen Fisher a Biological Anthropologist and human behavior researcher and Professor at Rutgers University has studied romantic interpersonal attraction for over thirty years – she wrote a book called “The Brain in Love” this book uses scientific data to argue that romantic passion is hardwired into our brains by millions of years of evolution. It is not an emotion; it is a drive as powerful as hunger. If we look at the work of Barbara Fedrickson , who is a professor in the department of psychology at the University of North Carolina, where she is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and principal investigator of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory. Her newly released book Love 2.0, where she uses research from her lab, redefines love not as a stable behemoth, but as micro-moments of connection between people—even strangers. She demonstrates that our capacity for experiencing love can be measured and strengthened in ways that improve our health and longevity. There are four main groups, audio, kinesthetic, gifts and demonstrations, actions. As human beings we all have our own preferences, some people are audio, they need to hear it often. Others are kinesthetic, they need touch, big hugs and gentle touches throughout the day to reassure them. Others are about demonstrations, from the delightful flowers you find on the bonnet of your vehicle when you go to work to a ticket for a show you have always wanted to go to. Other people are about action, that person who shows up and solves your flat tire issue, hanging the curtain rod, following through and solving things. We can also be a blur or two or possibly three things. The challenge is recognising that you may be audio and your partner maybe kinesthetic. When this occurs clear communication has to happen. Speaking to your own needs and listening to another’s are vital for supporting a healthy loving relationship. So my question is how do you know that you’re loved?

Jenny Heston 1-250-509-1240

Nelson Star Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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KidSport Nelson Recognizes Community Helpers

The KidSport Nelson Committee recognized their 2012 supporters during the Nelson Junior Leafs game on January 26. KidSport is a national organization which benefits children between the ages six and 18 to participate in sports by removing financial barriers “So ALL Kids Can Play!” Those in attendance included: (standing L-R) Gary McQuaid (committee), Vito Tummillo (Canadian Italian Society), Tom Thomson (donor), Chuck Bennett (Nelson Youth Soccer), Laura Torrans (Nelson Regional Sports Council), Gioconda Gordon (Nelson Rotary Club), Chuck Brind’Amour (Nelson Leafs Hockey Society), Linda Lussier (IODE), Jade Jeffers (LV Rogers Rec Leadership Class), John O’Neil (Nelson Lions Club), Jessica Heer (LVR), Annette Ball (West Kootenay Football Club), Mikaela Mori (LVR), Sheri Morrison (LVR Rec Class teacher), Roger Higgins (Investors Group/BC Community Heroes), Jennifer Lehmann (committee), Lucille Volcano (Cathedral Catholic Womens League), Ann McDonnell (Trafalgar School), Laurie Timmermans (committee), Bill McDonnell (committee); (seated L-R) Wendy Thomson (donor), Karen Bennett (Nelson Star), Ramona Faust (Columbia Basin Trust/RDCK Area E), Angelia Thomson (donor), Michelle Mungall (Nelson-Creston MLA - Olympic Sports Legacy Fund), Walter Popoff (Columbia Basin Trust/RDCK Area H). (Missing) Remedy’s Natural Choice Pharmacy, Vince DeVitos Orthotics, Ted Allens, Poulin Insurance, Royal Bank, Hyundai Hockey Helpers Program, Nelson Road Kings, Yamaha Venture Rally, LVR French 9 Class, Nelson and District Credit Union, Nelson Killjoys Roller Derby Team, West Kootenay Womens Roller Derby League, CIBC – Wood Gundy (Simon Wheeldon), Paramedics, Fairview Athletic Club Reunion - Slim Porter Foundation, Columbia Basin Trust (City of Nelson and RDCK Area F), Blue Line Café, Pat Glackin, Isabel Ramsey, Buck Crawford, Judy Skands, Joey Timmermans, William Zeschin.

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PROFESSIONALS Christine Pearson

Marni Beninger Owner


How To Stay Warm this Winter Session

The cold winter weather can leave you feeling dry, achy and cold to the bone but there are ways to warm up naturally during the winter months.

Daily exercise is an excellent way to keep warm, particularly cardiovascular exercise which boosts blood circulation to the heart, generating an increased amount of internal heat and a sweat on the skin. There are some extra things to consider when exercising during the cold winter months: • Warm up properly before starting your workout to ensure adequate blood circulation as cold weather can inhibit blood flow to the muscles. When not warmed up adequately muscles can cramp when you start exercising. • Cold weather can be dehydrating, so ensure you drink plenty of water before, during and after your session. • Ensure you wear appropriate winter gear when exercising outside to ensure you don’t end up with the chills. • Try exercising during an alternative time of day if getting up in the dark is too tough. • Try winter sports such as skiing, ice hockey, ice skating or snowboarding. Heat producing foods otherwise known as Thermogenic foods, assist in creating an increased amount of internal heat thus working to warm the body. Some of these foods include complex carbohydrates, winter fruits and vegetables (such as oranges, pomegranates, strawberries, onions, beets, broccoli, cabbage, pumpkin, sweet potato and beans), whole grains, seeds and nuts, hot teas and soups. Foods that hamper the body’s immune system, cause dehydration and dampen digestion should be avoided in the winter months. These include alcohol, coffee, refined sugars and fried foods. There are also a variety of herbs and spices that can be added to your cooking, drunk as a tea, taken in a capsule or tincture form. Some of these include black pepper, cardamom, cayenne, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, fennel, garlic, ginger, horseradish, nutmeg and tumeric. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the kidneys hold the life force (chi) of the human body. Kidneys relate to the winter element and are responsible for keeping the body warm throughout the winter months. Keeping your kidneys warm and functioning at an optimum level by making sure you clothing is tucked in when outside and by making sure your middle is well covered at all times.

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Paul Gaucher

Sales Associate


What can I do to create a great first impression of my home when it’s time to sell?


O.K. I realize I’ve run this one before; however; I’ve had a few requests of late for this recipe, so here goes. One of the first things people observe when walking into a home for the first time is how it smells. Of course cleaning is number one and getting rid of old pet odors and things that contribute to the bad smells is of utmost importance. But another great thing you can do that is relatively easy, is to bake something that smells incredibly delicious and makes your home feel inviting. In my past career, I owned a Bakery and a Restaurant, & through that experience I’ve learned what a positive effect the power of great smelling food can have on people. I’ve hosted some open houses recently and baked cookies for those occasions, and I’ve received great feedback and interest from those open houses. So for this article I thought I’d include a recipe that is a sure crowd pleaser. Oatmeal Coconut Cookies Preheat Oven to 325* 1 Cup Butter 1 Cup Sugar 1 Cup Brown Sugar (Beat mixture for 10 minutes until light and fluffy) Add 1 Egg and 1 Tsp. of vanilla, and beat for 5 min. scraping down and mixing thoroughly. Meanwhile, in a bowl, set aside 1 ¼ Cup Flour, 1 ¼ Cup Oats, 2 Cups Coconut, ½ Tbsp. Baking Powder, ½ Tbsp. Baking Soda, 1 Tsp. Salt, and 2 Cups of chopped chunks of Callebaut White Chocolate. (Or whatever flavors you like, *crystallized ginger is a nice addition)Add dry ingredients until just combined, scoop cookies onto parchment lined baking sheets and bake until golden. *Careful, coconut toasts quickly once it starts to brown. Happy baking and I hope your home smells delicious & inviting. Sincerely, your local Realtor®,

Registered Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist


What is Electroacupuncture and what conditions can it treat?


Electro-acupuncture is the use of a gentle electric current attached to acupuncture needles that have been placed in tight and sore muscles. The current is about the same as that produced by a wristwatch battery and is therefore quite painless. It produces a pulsing effect that relaxes/releases knotted or injured muscle tissue, thereby relieving pain and restoring mobility. In addition, circulation is improved and proper blood flow and nerve innervation to the area is restored. Electro-acupuncture is therefore especially effective in treating muscle and joint pain resulting from overwork, sports injuries, poor posture, or accidents. It’s very effective and treats a wide array of conditions. The course of treatment varies according to the severity and duration of a patients’ condition. Typically, the number of treatments required is between 4 and 8 to restore a more full range of motion. In addition, our patients are given stretches and lifestyle recommendations to facilitate their recovery. To enquire about acupuncture and oriental medicine visit our website at

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Nelson Civic Theatre Society Column: Large Popcorn, Extra Butter

Where will you be when the lights come up? ANNE DeGRACE Special to the Nelson Star

Romances begin at the movies. I clearly remember cutting off the circulation 1


in my 16-year-old date’s hand during an intense moment in Jaws. That led to a comforting arm around the shoulders, and the rest

was — well, history, in that fleeting way of teenage romance. I do know we sat at the back. Robin Cherbo and Colleen Driscoll

had their first date at a movie at the Civic Theatre, with less fleeting results. Colleen remembers it was a James Bond movie, but not which

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The Nelson Star is running new crossword puzzles! The answer for Wednesday’s paper will be printed in Friday’s paper while the Friday answers will be published in Wednesday’s paper. FOR RELEASE JANUARY 25, 2013

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis

ACROSS 1 Fair share, maybe 5 Polite denial 11 Pro-__ 14 Arch type 15 Commensurate (with) 16 Soaked 17 Cry from a duped investor? 19 Brother 20 “I” strain? 21 Where to find Ducks and Penguins: Abbr. 22 Eyes 24 Cry just before dozing off? 28 Eschewed the backup group 31 Mrs. Gorbachev 32 Influence 33 Took in 37 Lab medium 38 Thinking out loud, in a way 40 Farm father 41 Anthem fortifications 43 Cupid’s boss 44 Free 45 Dog named for the bird it hunted, familiarly 46 Cry from a superfan? 50 Hose 51 Dig in 52 John, Paul and George, but not Ringo: Abbr. 55 Electees 56 Cry from a Jeddah native? 61 Iron __ 62 Troubled state 63 Vronsky’s lover, in Tolstoy 64 “Balderdash!” 65 Some aces 66 Kid DOWN 1 Clinton’s birthplace 2 Bug-eyed 3 Jay related to a peacock?


By Kurt Krauss

4 Casbah headgear 5 Had a little something 6 Frère de la mère 7 Dent, say 8 Big lug 9 Travel org. since 1902 10 “Captain Kangaroo” character who told knock-knock jokes 11 Really bad 12 Haggard of country music 13 Flight part 18 Ocean-bay connector 23 Someone to admire 24 Grouch 25 Sung approval? 26 Prison area 27 Bring on board 28 Injury reminder 29 ’70s Olympics name 30 Good earth 34 Pixie dust leaver, to Peter 35 Deco designer

Thursday’s Puzzle solved Solved Friday’s puzzle

one (clearly, she wasn’t really paying attention). Since it was in 1989, it had to be License to Kill, the 16th in the series about the fictional M16 agent. Robin confirms this (so he may have been paying better attention). Robin and Colleen’s romance began with a mix-up over a draw for a microwave oven. Although Robin actually won, he magnanimously allowed the mix-up to stand, which led to that historic first date — at the movies. Robin remembers a big bag of popcorn, and an usher with a flashlight who showed them to their seat near the front — so his intentions were gentlemanly (or the theatre was just full). Colleen and Robin have been married for 20 years — so clearly, the date “took.” Several years ago history came around when Colleen played a Bond Girl on the Capitol Theatre stage in the hilarious Kootenay Lake Hospital fundraiser and spoof Die Another Day. Interestingly, that sold-out run happened on the same

James Bond will back on the Nelson big screen later this month in Skyfall.

weekend in February that the Civic Theatre will play its first film in three years. Yes, Bond is back! Skyfall plays February 22 and 23. We’ll have a gala opening on Friday, a matinee, and there’s a surprise in the works for Saturday night. Dress-ups are encouraged: strut your (slightly dangerous) stuff as a Bond Girl or dust off the tux. Stay tuned for details, coming soon. As for the theatre, all 250 very comfortable seats are now smartly positioned — and you can sponsor one for $250 at any time during the weekend. Thanks to all those who sponsored seats at our open house — and to David and the gang for

getting them all in. The old film projector has been taken for a few test runs and yes, the big screen is back. We can’t stay here for long: there are no more film prints being made, so going digital is a must, as is improved sound. With your help, we’ll get there. In the meantime, it’s all about celebrating how far we’ve come and getting excited about the future as we bask in the glow of the silver screen once again. Front row, back row, or in between — you just never know where a movie might take you. Anne DeGrace’s Civic Theatre column is featured every second Wednesday in the Star

Winter Family Fair

A fun-filled afternoon at Touchstones Nelson SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

(c)2013 Tribune Media Services, Inc.

36 Beloved 38 Uffizi hangings 39 Hubbub 42 Pays to play 43 Into a state of decline 45 Ocean borders 46 Patch plant 47 Rock’s __ Boingo 48 Start 49 One may follow a casing


52 Trig function 53 XXX, at times 54 Three-handed game 57 Singer DiFranco 58 Bookmarked item nowadays 59 “Gloria in Excelsis __” 60 British rule in colonial India

Bring your loved ones to Touchstones Nelson to celebrate Valentine’s Day and BC’s new holiday, Family Day. There will be music by James Lamb, storytelling by Eileen Delehanty Pearkes, art activities for all ages and treats. Bring a photo of your Valentine to incorporate into your Valentine’s Day card. Check out the permanent museum exhibit where the docents will be happy to answer your questions about the history of Nelson. View

the current art gallery exhibits: Aliens Among Us: BC’s Recent Plant and Animal Arrivals (on loan from the Royal BC Museum), and Arin Fay: Beyond the Batholith, Writing Women of the Kootenay/ Columbia Basin. Touchstones Nelson is hosting this event by donation. One half of all donations raised over the course of the day will be donated to the EcoSociety’s programming at the visitor’s centre at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park. The Winter Family Fair runs from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. this coming Sunday.

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Clara Margaret Sutherland (Hall) September 22, 1925 - January 26, 2013

Clara passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 26th at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Clara is survived by daughters Heather and Nancy (Jim); grandchildren Cherilee, Joanna (Cory), Lee (Samantha), Janet, Matthew and Hannah; great-grandchildren Jared, Brianna, Micki, Aaron and Noah; and her brother Dr. John V. Hall (Ruth). She is predeceased by her husband Lee; 4 sons David, Terry, Vern and James; and her sister Vivian and her brother David. Clara was born and raised in Nelson, BC, where she married her husband Lee before moving to the Lower Mainland to raise her family. She was an avid gardener, loved music, genealogy and travelling. She was a devoted and loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Sister. She will be forever loved and dearly missed. Service to be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Avalon Surrey Funeral Home: 13288 – 108th Avenue, Surrey Burial will be at 12:15 at Ocean View Burial Park: 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby Reception will follow at the family home.

John Ignatovich Antifaeff was born in Arran, Saskatchewan, the third of four children to parents Helen and Edward Antifaeff. At age six he moved with his family to Blewett, BC. On December 8, 1951 John married Leda Pozdnikoff, and they enMoyed 1 years of marriage. 7hey made their Àrst home at 9 Creek in Blewett before moving closer to Blewett store, then to Fairview in Nelson. At age 15 John started work for the Canadian PaciÀc 5ailway, then worked as a deckhand sailing the Arrow Lake on the CP5 steam boats, the SS Minto and the SS Columbia. John worked with the sawmill industry in many capacities including sawyer, saw Àtter, benchman and saw Àler until retiring from .ootenay Forest Products in 198. John was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was a self-taught builder and built the two family homesteads in Blewett, mastering the trades as carpenter, plumber, mason and electrician. When he wasn’t building, he could be found gardening, solving puzzles, writing poetry or Àxing and inventing things like his solar water heater. He enjoyed many family outings as well as getting together with friends for card games or games of pool. John had a passion for the outdoors and spent many happy hours bringing in Àrewood, picking mushrooms and huckleberries. He was an avid Àsherman and especially enjoyed the company of his many Àshing buddies. In their latter years, John and Leda enjoyed camping at Lost Ledge, Àshing and enjoying nature together. John lived at Mountain Lakes Seniors Community for ten months. He passed away peacefully with family by his side, his wife holding his hand. He was 83 years old. John leaves behind his devoted wife Leda; his loving children Nick (Wendy) Antifaeff, John (Sylvia) Antifaeff, Carolyn (Wayne) Ludwar, 9erna (5ob) Mc5ory; eleven grandchildren Aaron (.elsey) Antifaeff, Eric Antifaeff, Sacha (Steve) Soltys, 9irginia Naismith, .arl Naismith, Michelle Antifaeff, Marlisa Antifaeff, .rista (5yan) Hickey, Sarah Ludwar, Peter Mc5ory and Shannon Mc5ory; one great granddaughter Courtney Enns; sister .atie Derhousoff; and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. John was predeceased by his parents; brother Mike Antifaeff; sister Helen Tagami; brother-in-laws George Planiden, John Derhousoff and Sueyo Tagami; and sister-in-law Elizabeth Antifaeff. Funeral services were held January 25 and 26, 2013 at Thompson Funeral Home followed by interment in Nelson Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Fred Strukoff, Wayne Ludwar, 5ob Mc5ory, Aaron Antifaeff, Eric Antifaeff and Steve Soltys. Thank you nephew and cousin Leonard Voykin for your guidance, compassion and ofÀciating during the service. Thank you to Drs.Bridger and Janz, the staff at Mountain Lakes, Home and Community Support, Linda Warren, and Thompson Funeral Home for your professional and compassionate care. Many thanks to all our family and friends who provide John’s family love and support during our time of need. God Bless You All! John will be dearly missed and always remembered fondly. 5est in Peace...µpeace like a riverµ, John, Dad, Deda, Grandpa, PJ. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs. ca. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory of Mom


Born: Nov. 15, 1929 Passed: Jan. 22, 2013

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Your unconditional love and kindness encouraged so many of us to become like minded people. Even through the turbulent teens you were always there with a “Come in dear, you’d better have a cup of tea.” The wood cookstove warming our bodies and your company our hearts. Fondly remembered and dearly missed.



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Bayshore Home Health is currently seeking Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses for night shifts in the Castlegar/ Nelson area to work with children with complex care needs. If you are an RN or LPN and love working with children and their families , we would appreciate hearing from you. Pediatric experience is an asset and we do offer client specific training.

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MOUNT MILLIGAN THOMPSON CREEK METALS COMPANY Located 150km northwest of Prince George BC, Mount Milligan will be British Columbia’s first major metal mine of this century. Construction began in mid-2010 with commercial production projected for the latter part of 2013. Mount Milligan is owned by Thompson Creek Metals and is currently recruiting for the following positions: t Chief Mine Engineer & Mine Engineer t Senior Surveyor t Chief Geologist t Construction Superintendent t Civil Supervisor t HD Mechanics t Health & Safety Advisor t Electricians & E&I Mechanics t Mine Maintenance Superintendent t Flotation & Control Room Operators / Supervisors t Millwrights t Many, many more. For complete job descriptions please visit: Apply by email to: Or by Fax: 888-881-3527

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Mobile Homes & Parks Grand Forks 1200 sq ft older mobile on own lot, taxes $100.00 yearly seniors. Rental suite brings in $450/m. 400 sq ft living room w/fireplace. Duplex lot. Furnished. 250-4427130. View at 3010 1st Rd.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1BR F/S W/D, N/S N/P great view Clean $725 + Util. Avail March 1 st. 250-352-6784 Grand Forks: basement suite, private entrance with parking space. Two blocks to town, modern, spacious, bright, one bedroom plus large den, washer & dryer incl. $675 per month, plus utilities. No pets, no smoking. Damage deposit & references required. Call 250442-3365. Nelson: Wanted mature responsible quiet person for newly renovated, 2 bdrm, lake view, walk to town, parking N/P N/S W/D avail $725. 352-5634 or 208 304-5297 Newly reno’d 3 + bdrm lower Fairview, lower duplex N/S avail Feb 1st $1200/m 250 825-4043

Apartment Furnished SIX MILE- Fully equipped 1 bdrm kitchenette, $750/mo. DD$250. Utils, cable & wi-fi incld, onsite laundry. Available Now. 250-777-1146.

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Castlegar clean, bright spacious 1 Bdrm ground level basement studio suite, partly furnished, convenient central location, N/S, N/P, shared laundry, $750/mth includes utilities, WIFI & Satellite TV Days 250-304-5289, evening 365-0620, Avail Immediately Spacious 1 bdrm suite available Mar 1st. $900/mo. NS/NP/WD/FS. 250-352-6975

Want to Rent 34 yr old male w/trained huskey-malamut dog looking for affordable accom in Nelson area. Must be within $600/m range. Will share w/right person. Respectful, considerate & honest, leave message Jake @ 352-9876 Independent single 50+ woman req housing in Nelson & area. Needs own space for $500/m all included. Quiet, reliable, trouble-free tenant with good local ref 778-962-0093 Quiet responsible Mom & studious teen requires a 1-2 brdm home in Nelson, for $600-$700/m. Teen attending LVR & in Air Cadets. No alcohol, drugs, smoking or pets. Dana @352-9876. Working Male, 33 yrs. old looking for affordable one bdrm suite within city limits in Nelson. Good ref avail. Remi @ 250-777-0035





Competition # 13-E-01

The Position: Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Manager of Transportation leads the day to day operations of the Transportation Department. This term specific position actively promotes and supports the effective management of the Transportation Department and is responsible for the following areas: • Oversee and support district transportation • Supervision of the transportation workforce • Setup and monitor licensing and insurance coverage, preventative maintenance program for the district vehicle fleet, and assigning vehicles to specific routes For full position details including qualifications and how to apply please refer to our website ( on the Job Postings – Administrative and Exempt page under the Careers /Employment section.

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NOTICE OF EXCLUSION APPLICATION REGARDING LAND IN THE AGRICULTURAL LAND RESERVE We, Laura Wilensky and Mary Khan of Box 199, Slocan, BC V0G 2C0 intend on making an application pursuant to Section 30(I) of the Agricultural Land Commission Act to exclude from the Agricultural Land Reserve (approx .10 ha of) the following property which is legally described as, Parcel B (ref plan 690II) Lot 2 DL 381 Kootenay District plan 725 exc. plan NEP 61398 PID 9728805 and located at 8528 Green Song Rd., Slocan, BC Any person wishing to express an interest in the application may do so by forwarding their comments in writing to , RDCK Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC V1L 5R4 by, February 27, 2013


School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) invites applications for the position of

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Business for Sale

Ofce Support Journeyman HD mechanic required for oilfield construction company. Duties will include servicing, maintenance and overhaul of our equipment. The job will be predominately shop work , but with a portion of your time spent in the field. A mechanics truck will be supplied for you. The job is based in Edson, Alberta. Call Lloyd at 780-723-5051.

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Employment Growing company seeks mechanically-inclined service person for periodic basic equipment maintenance in the Trail/Castlegar/Nelson/ Creston area, for a few service calls per month. Service times flexible. Perfect for a young retired person. Will train must have own reliable vehicle and basic tools. Fax resume or letter of interest to 905-791-7382 or email to A25

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Community King Suite

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The 4th Floor Is Ready For You. We’d like to thank all the hard working people who helped to transform the Hume Hotel’s fourth floor into a completely new guest experience while paying homage to our storied history here on the corner of Vernon and Ward.

Tiny Philanthropists

Deluxe rooms starting at $119.99 +tax including a full hot breakfast

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For the second year, Nelson’s Skyla Short has chosen to collect donations for BC Children’s Hospital instead of gifts for her birthday. Short, who turned nine on January 15, along with her guests collected a total of $250 to donate. Those who took part in the birthday celebration and philanthropy included (front row L-R) Skyla Short, Shelbi Van Hellemond, Taya Short, Brianna Stefani, Alison McEwan; (middle row L-R) Dafne Van Hellemond, Emma Lake, Alexa Anast, Sarah Robertson, Maya Pearson, Nadine Lehr; (back row L-R) Zoe Baxter, Kiera Simpson and Haley Burgoon.

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February 06, 2013 edition of the Nelson Star