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More than 65 years ago Japanese Canadians were forcibly removed from their homes on British Columbia’s coast and brought to internment camps in places like the Slocan Valley during the height of the Second World War. The families of two Kootenay men who bravely fought and risked Today those who lived through the ordeal tell stories of struggle, sadness, and forgiveness. Here’s one such tale... their lives in a dangerous mission against the Germans in World War II reach out to one another after discovering a link on the Internet GREG NESTEROFF

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whom he served on a dangerous mission during World War II. This past Remembrance Day, the Nelson Star profiled Cox, who stormed the beach at Normandy with the Canadian Scottish Regiment and also figured in a 1945 Star Weekly one of those houses, which measured 14 x article by journalist Matthew Halton. It chron25 feet. icled the attempted capture of a prisoner from “The first winter was cold with four feet behind enemy lines at Little Tobruk, Holland. of snow, and icicles formed inside so we It was, Halton wrote, “Nothing titanic or historic — just another patrol,â€? but demonstrated put cardboard from boxes on the walls,â€? how a few young Canadians did their duty he says. “brilliantly and bravely.â€? There was no insulation beyond paper Huscroft, a young Creston Valley and shiplap, and no indoor plumbing. man who’d just received word he Wooden bunk beds lay at either end of had a three-day-old son named the house with a kitchen in the middle. George, led the way. During a They used a wood stove for cooking and three-hour reconnaissance, he and heating. Cox saw several machine gun posts “Rice was rationed and we made green surrounded by mortar and decided tea from alfalfa leaves,â€? he says. “We had a garden arden and also it was impossible to safely snatch a bought vegetabless from the DoukABOVE —Even prisoner. They reported back, but hobors who camee in horse horse-driven driven before World the offi cer in charge told themWar to II, ABOVE — Lt. Denis Huscroft at hiswagons. Wynndel â€?home in 1942 Japanese Canadians try again. Huscroft protested: “I when he was 18. Huscroft fought side-by-side with NelTagami, now 85, was born at howlike don’t know anybody could Yosh Tagami son’s Ron Cox in World War II but tragically did not return. Genoa Bay on Vancouver Island get in there, sir. Only one openwere ďŹ ngerprinted and raised at Paldi, aing sawmill through the dyke and in that and photographed GREG NESTEROFF community near Duncan. He moonlight we’re a sitting duck. â€? for identity cards Nelson Star Reporter had four brothers and But two the colonel was adamant, when they turned 16. sisters. linked Their father Jirosaku, a relented. wo Kootenay families by so Huscroft “Okay, sir, RIGHT — Thoumillwright, was injured fall but a war correspondent’s battleI willingoa again, the men are sands of internees field dispatch have conandmade unable to work, so the sons were sent to Slocan tact for the first time almost as teenagers. RIGHT — Nelson’s Ron Cox holds the beganinlogging City where they en70 years. letter he received from Denis Huscroft’s dured primitive living Nelson’s Ron Cox, 92, was sister Muriel Lasuta after she read a Story continues to conditions. astonished to receive a letter early last‘Tagami’ month on story about the Pageat3 Toyota photo) from the sister of Lt. Denis Huscroft, with 92-year-old military(Tak veteran. Greg Nesteroff photo


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done in. If I can have fresh men ...� The colonel agreed, but asked “Will Cox go with you again?� “There was a painful silence then as we waited for Cox to speak,� Halton wrote. “At last Cox said ‘I’ll go with you, sir, I’m all right.’ The tension seemed to snap and Huscroft turned to Cox almost eagerly. ‘You mean you will come with me and have another spit at it?’ And slowly, Cox replied, ‘Sure I’ll come again.’ They looked at each other, the lieutenant and the corporal, two brave men, friends. It was like a film.� Story continues to ‘Letter’ on Page 12



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Nelson’s now-famous sunken pirate ship was righted on Tuesday afternoon. Captain Gary Ramsbottom threw his arms up in victory just before 3 p.m. when the crew he was working with successfully pumped water out of the hull and set the replica vessel right. Ramsbottom was relieved to see the vessel he calls Obsidian, after the black volcanic rock, floating again. “It’s a huge weight off my shoulders; I’m just real happy,” he said. “When you have a boat like this, you want to see it dancing on the waves, not sitting on the bottom of the lake.” The 22-foot vessel ran into trouble on January 26 and began taking on water, eventually leaning to one side. A week ago Ramsbottom had hoped, with the help of local boaters, he’d be able to pivot the ship upright and pump enough water out to float it to the nearby marina by the Nelson Prestige. But there was more water than expected in ship’s hull. On Tuesday he made a second rescue attempt with the assistance of local barge owner Clay Jones. Ramsbottom and the crew on the barge tied ropes around the ship and with the help of the barge’s crane, set the ship straight. They then pumped the water out of the hull and brought it to the marina. The 2.89 Sunny Acres

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whole operation took just over two hours. Since getting the boat above water, Ramsbottom has replaced a broken bilge pump, which he expects was the reason the vessel went down. The pump should have turned on to push water out of the hull when the water level got too high. “I’ve got that fixed, that was the easy part,” he said, noting he still has to repair water damage inside the boat. He wasn’t sure how long it would take him to get it back to its post on Kootenay Lake, near the Chahko Mika Mall parking lot. A few folks have offered to launch fundraisers to help Ramsbottom with the cost of fixing the boat, though noth-

ing has been confirmed. Ramsbottom, a filmmaker, built the model pirate ship with the idea of using it as a film prop, but that never came to be. Instead it’s been moored in Kootenay Lake since 2010 and has become something of a local landmark. When the ship went down, news spread like wildfire over social media and Ramsbottom received many calls from people offering to help him with a rescue mission. “I want to thank everyone for their support,” Ramsbottom said. “I’m used to just doing things myself, so I was amazed how willing people were to chip in and help. I really felt the love this community has for that little pirate ship.”

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News No Injuries in Tuesday Morning Blaze on North Shore

Fire damages Middle Road home KIRSTEN HILDEBRAND Nelson Star Reporter

A family is safe after fire caused extensive damage to their home on the North Shore in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. The North Shore Fire Department got the call just after 1 a.m. with three units and 10 members responding, said fire chief Fred Schneider. “The owner woke up and heard something. He went outside and saw flames from the chimney,” said Schneider. “He went back in and got all his family out safe. No one was hurt.” When the fire department arrived, the fire had gone from the chimney to the roof and attic. The fire took down the roof but was contained to

Firefighters were able to keep the flames contained to the roof and second story of the Middle Road home that caught fire early Tuesday morning. Richard Rowberry photo

the second level of the home. There is extensive water and smoke damage to the rest of

the home as well. “We had the fire under control in one hour and mop

up done three hours after that,” said Schneider. His department had help from the Balfour fire department with water haulers and six to seven members attending. Paul and Natasha Edney own the Middle Road home located off Heddle Road near Six Mile. Everyone, including the couple’s two children and the family’s dog, were able to get out safely. Neighbour Richard Rowberry said the family is currently staying with friends in the Middle Road community. “They’re in shock but they’re doing fine,” said Rowberry. “They lost a lot of possessions, but a lot of important stuff [mementos and photos] was salvaged.”

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Investigation Into Weekend’s Sudden Death Continues

Rosemont house not a meth lab say police KIRSTEN HILDEBRAND Nelson Star Reporter

The Nelson Police Department confirms the “clandestine lab” found in a Rosemont house was not producing methamphetamine despite rumours circling the community to the contrary. Andrew Meisner was found dead last week in a home located on the corner of Robertson and West Innes Streets. Police responded to the call on February 1 at 8:30 p.m. along with paramedics,

and initial observation gave reason to believe a suspected drug lab was present. Foul play has been ruled out, with Meisner’s death not being homicide or suicide, says a press released issued by police yesterday. Police also confirm the lab or products of the lab were not the cause of death. The BC Coroner’s Service is investigating with further tests needed before an exact cause of death can be determined. Inspector Paul Burkart explained chemicals seized

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from the residence are being tested to positively identify what was being made in the basement lab. Of concern were solvents found in the home. “Solvents used in the manufacture of many illegal or restricted products, such as methamphetamines, can be toxic and are often very explosive,” said Burkart in the release. In this case, the products being made didn’t use large quantities of solvents so there was no risk to surrounding



residences. Neighbours initially evacuated were allowed to return to their homes. “Once clandestine lab investigators were able to attend inside the residence and inspect the lab more closely and test the air quality in the residence to ensure it was safe, members of the investigative team, including BC Coroners Service, Nelson Police Department and RCMP Crime Scenes, were allowed in the residence to investigate the death of Mr. Meisner,” said Burkart.





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Local MP Says He Will Fight Proposed Changes

The Kalein Hospice Centre would like to thank the Kootenay Co-Op, its members, and all those in our community who participated in the Giving Tree, for the generous donations and offers of support Kalein has received through this initiative. In the coming months, Kalein will be sharing more about the opportunities for the community to actively participate in helping to grow the Centre. In gratitude, The Kalein Board of Directors. Phone: 250-352-3331 Email:

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Thank you is not enough When our family sees Dr. Jeanette Boyd in her practice we say thank you. When we see her on the street we smile and greet her. Since the passing of our father Norman I realized what a vital role she plays in our lives. She is always there for us in the background waiting to care. She has an intellect and experience to which we rely but it is her humble caring that is her greatest gift. Over the past year Jeanette helped Dad lead a healthy life and guide him and us to his peaceful passing. Thank you so much for being our friend and our eyes when we can’t find our way. Thanks so much to Dr. Malpass and the most amazing Emergency and 3rd floor nursing staff!!! Jim and Donna Jessica Alivia and Alora Larry Cody and Hayden

Atamanenko calls new federal boundary configuration a ‘disaster’ KIRSTEN HILDEBRAND Nelson Star Reporter

Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko says he’s disappointed in the electoral boundary changes recently tabled by the commission charged with the task of reconfiguration. “I think this is a disaster,” he says. “This report is contrary to what they (the boundary commission) heard when they were here. The message was that we keep our communities together, that you don’t separate Nelson from Castlegar, for example.” Just back from Russia where he attended the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum with more than 300 delegates from 28 countries, Atamanenko returned to add his voice of concern on a new electoral map which is widely criticized. The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission reviews the boundaries of the federal ridings every 10 years, making adjustments based on changes in population size and distribution. The proposal takes into account British Columbia’s increase in population from 3,907,738 in 2001 to 4,400,057, as captured in the 2011 census. BC gained six new ridings this time — one

Atamanenko says proposal will hurt representation in Ottawa.

on Vancouver Island and five in the Lower Mainland. The Kootenay-Columbia riding would include Nelson, Kaslo, Salmo, Creston and RDCK areas A through G. Revelstoke and Golden will also be included in the riding that extends to the Alberta border. Atamanenko, who has been elected as the MP for the Southern Interior riding three times since 2006. “Adding Nelson and Kaslo to Kootenay-Columbia, it makes it even more difficult for the MP over there. That area is huge to start with,” he says. A new riding called South Okanagan-West Kootenay will contain Castlegar, New Denver, Silverton, Slocan and Nakusp along with RDCK areas H, I, J and K. <<

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It will extend all the way to Penticton. “This is another huge population base, so my immediate question is: how do we service people there?” he says. “How do you service another 30,000 people and maintain the quality of service here.” The MP has a full-time office in Castlegar and a parttime office in Oliver, but his assistant only gets to visit that location once a month. With the commission report handed over to the House of Commons on January 28, the next step has federal MPs submitting their comments to the commission. A final report will be tabled in June. Atamanenko says this issue is a priority for him as he works toward changing

what’s proposed. “I will appear before the committee and try and convince those in the House of Commons that this is not right for us. I will be doing all I can,” he says. The changes could have political implications in the BC Interior. It chops the NDP-dominated riding of West Kootenay in two and attaches its remnants to two Conservative-held ridings. This is not lost on the local NDP MP. “It’s certainly a challenge. You take Nelson and area and they’ve been really strong supporters of the NDP,” he says. Nelson has been part of five different riding configurations since 1917. From 1917 to 1988 the riding was known as Kootenay West. Between 1988 and 1997 it was changed to Kootenay West-Revelstoke. In the 1997 election it was known as West Kootenay-Okanagan before being changed to KootenayBoundary-Okanagan for the 2000 election. Nelson has been part of the Southern Interior riding since 2004. Only two MPs have been based in Nelson since 1917 — Progressive Levi William Humphrey (elected 1921) and NDP Lyle Kristiansen (elected 1980 and 1988).

ack on the Amalfi road, I am more and more impressed by the co-operation shown among drivers. When they want to pass, the driver ahead either slows slightly or inches over. They do not take it as a personal attack on their manhood, and they do not speed up (I suspect it’s more a case of them not wanting to be part of the carnage if the passing car does not get back over in time).  And they flow.  Roads like the Amalfi coast road have little or no center line; drivers flow around slowmoving trucks; they flow past cyclists, and give them lots of room (oh, and what a road for cycling; I’m bringing the bike next time).  The same for pedestrians, who back home are usually treated with contempt.  Old timers, mothers with strollers, even medi-chairs, are all paid deference by the constant flow of cars.     So feeling relaxed, I make my first pass.  “Let’s see what this baby can do”, and the muscular little Fiat leaps at the chance to show its stuff.  Canada 1 Italy 0.  No time to admire the view; this road requires full attention.  Hot into each corner, twist the wheel, stand on it and out we come ready for the next “Coffee Creek”.    Meanwhile, faster (crazier?) drivers are passing us (note to self: drivers are coming at us with the same flame in their hearts!).   We see the occasional police car, muscular Alpha Romeo’s, but they whiz past without a look.  And then when an oncoming vehicle passes the police car, on a curve, I realize that maybe I should revise my estimation of the Italian driver.  Like everywhere else, there are whackos out there.  Incidentally, the police paid him no mind. By the time we arrive in Sorrento, the clouds have gathered and the rains pour down.  We are staying in a tiny fishing village close by, and parking is scarce.  But exhilarated by our drive, we trudge along the darkened streets, oblivious to the raw bite of the November winds.  A good bottle of wine and a plate of rich spaghetti carbonara will put us right.  (To watch a two minute video of this great ride go to  Meticulous Travel on face book or Youtube (

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Notice of Motion Brought Before Council Monday

Drama in dog issue imminent SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

Council watchers got a preview of how heated debate around the downtown dog bylaw will be when the issue comes up for discussion next month. As a formality at Monday’s regular council meeting, Councillor Deb Kozak presented notice of a motion that will be referred to the March committee of the whole meeting to discuss temporarily lifting the ban on dogs on Baker Street for a trial period from May 1 to October 31. Before Mayor John Dooley had even read Kozak’s proposed motion, Councillor Robin Cherbo cut in to ask city staff if a notice of motion could be defeated. Staff clarified that councillors would have a chance to vote on whether or not to refer the motion, but noted that voting in favour of referring the item doesn’t mean a councillor supports the motion — only that they are willing to discuss it further. Evidently, Cherbo wasn’t in favour of even having the discussion. He opposed the motion, then demanded a recount after three councillors voted in favour — Kozak, Candace Batycki and Paula Kiss. With councillor Bob Adams absent and Donna Macdonald abstaining (she preferred the discussion be held at a

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public forum or special meeting, rather than committee of the whole), the motion passed 3-1. Cherbo asked that his opposition be noted in the minutes. The motion will come back to the March 4 committee of the whole meeting for discussion. Kozak said she expects representatives from the Nelson Business Association and a Nelson bylaw officer will be at that meeting speaking in favour of

allowing dogs downtown. “I’ve talked to all these groups and I think there’s a lot of support around this,” Kozak said. If it’s the will of council, after the committee of the whole meeting, they can send the motion to a council meeting for voting. Because this matter requires a bylaw change, it would also need to come back to another council meeting for third reading and final adoption.

Regional District of Central Kootenay

Out-of-town fees on fields removed

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Although families won’t notice any difference, fees for some out-of-town users of Nelson’s Lakeside fields will soon be eliminated. At a meeting last month, recreation commission chair Ramona Faust explained debt is about to be retired on the fields, built jointly by the City of Nelson and regional district areas E and F. That money will be reassigned to the fields’ maintenance, which the rural areas haven’t contributed to, leaving the city with sole responsibility for their upkeep. “If we have substantial numbers using the fields, it makes sense that we would contribute to their maintenance,” Faust says. Until now, Nelson Youth Soccer has provided headcounts of players from outside city limits to the regional directors, who cut cheques at $20 per head out of their

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community development funds. The money is paid to the soccer association and flows through to the city. Faust, who represents Area E, including Blewett, Balfour, and Procter, says it adds up: her last annual bill was about $2,700, while Area F director Ron Mickel paid around $3,700. Other directors, such as those representing the Slocan Valley, East Shore, and rural Salmo also receive bills, but by contrast they’re in the hundreds of dollars each. “It’s always been such a delicate thing because we

paid 40 per cent of the construction of the fields, whereas the other rural areas didn’t, yet we were also paying the largest amount in fees due to our proximity to Nelson,” Faust says. “Hopefully this retires that conversation.” Faust added that for field users, the change is purely academic: “The players never knew. There was no differentiation between children, and we wouldn’t have had it any other way.” The changeover is expected to happen this year.

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Nelson Youth Soccer chair Chuck Bennett says it won’t have much effect on the organization, except they will no longer be asking the regional district for that money. “I have always been very impressed by the level of support from the regional district and the city for our association and this is just another example,” he says. “In our eyes this makes sense and overall it is good for everyone.” Some money will also be put toward the upkeep of Queen Elizabeth Park.

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ritish Columbians will celebrate Family Day on Monday, the first time we get to enjoy a statutory holiday in February. Like everything in this province, it’s not happening without a little bit of controversy. The idea of giving people a break during the dank days of winter started in Alberta in 1990. Then-premier Don Getty felt it was important for all Albertans to take time with their families and emphasize the importance of family values. Though a swell idea, Getty did face considerable fire from employers who argued it would create a new financial burden and impact their bottom line. It took more than 15 years until another province would wade into the controversial waters of creating new stat holiday. In 2006, Saskatchewan added Family Day to its calendar. Ontario, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island quickly followed suit. The roots of BC’s Family Day political squabbles date back to 1994 when Liberal MLA Bob Chisholm proposed it. Opposed by the BC Chamber of Commerce and thenpremier Gordon Campbell, a winter break in Supernatural BC never stood a chance. When running for the Liberal leadership in 2011, Christy Clark added Family Day as a campaign plank. Once in Victoria’s big chair, our new premier acted quickly. And while workers celebrated, the business community responded with concern. So here we are, set to take a break in midFebruary. Though getting here wasn’t easy and many will still debate its merit, it’s time to embrace Family Day. Whether it’s a day at Whitewater, board games by a warm fire or a trip to see grandma, this new long-weekend shouldn’t be wasted. While you’re getting together, don’t forget the Nelson Star contest (see Page 8 and 9 in today’s paper) that’s asking readers to document their time together. Whatever your family make up, it’s certainly worth celebrating. Have a great weekend. We want to hear from you. EMAIL LETTERS TO: The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the BC Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the BC Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

Friday, February 8, 2013 Nelson Star

Editor: Bob Hall Publisher: Karen Bennett

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Okay Gretzky... you’re next

’m a stats geek. I’m not afraid to say it out loud (or write it on the page). Though I hate math, I love numbers when it comes to sports. My fondest memories of newspapers when I was a kid was running downstairs in the morning to gather the Calgary Herald from the doorstep. I would pour myself a bowl of Frosted Flakes and start pouring over the previous night’s NHL numbers. Though I might have watched the Calgary Flames game on television or even live at the Saddledome the night before, it was vital I find out that Pekka Rautakallio got the second assist on Jim Peplinski’s goal. Or that Pat Riggin faced 34 shots to earn the shutout. It wasn’t only the Calgary Flames. In 1982, I could tell you exactly how many wins the New York Islanders had (54) and how many losses the Hartford Whalers racked up (41). I watched the season scoring leaders compile their points on a daily basis for six months until Wayne Gretzky finally put up 212 to lead the league and the Washington Capital’s Dennis Maruk recorded 136 to finish fourth. I was an obsessed 14-year-old whose parents probably wished I put that much effort into understanding how trigonometry worked. What made watching sports so special for kids like me was there were constantly evolving measuring sticks. All-time records for both teams and individuals continue to fascinate me. Watch-

Nelson Star editor Bob Hall celebrates the 1,000th Facebook like by getting the Sharpie out and writing a column. Sam Van Schie photo

ing current NHL players eclipse marks from the 1980s brings back memories and is still exciting. As I said off the top, I’m a wee bit weird. Though my passion for stats has faded somewhat with age (and less free time), I still find myself delving into NHL and Major League Baseball numbers on the internet. I can get lost for hours scratching out information that’s basically useless in everyday life. In the last couple of months, my passion for stats has turned inward to the Nelson Star. On Super Bowl Sunday afternoon, the Nelson Star Facebook page recorded its 1,000th “like” (thank you Rochelle Erin Pearson). And like Lanny McDonald’s 1,000th career point (recorded as an assist on March 7, 1989 in a 9-5 Calgary Flames victory over the Winnipeg Jets), it’s a significant milestone for the paper. For those of you who don’t know what a “like” on Facebook is (yes mom, this means you), here is what it’s all about. Individuals on Facebook have friends. Some have hundreds and maybe thou-

sands of friends. I have a modest 262. Then there are Facebook pages for special interests, movies, music acts, newspapers and almost anything else you can imagine. If somebody “likes” your page, they follow the feed of information you post on a regular basis. Here in the Nelson Star News Loft, we are most proud of the print product we deliver to your door twice a week. But in this brave new world of media, it’s important for us to dive fully into the online world of communication. It offers opportunity for both readers and providers of information. What’s gratifying about our website (nelsonstar. com) and our Facebook page is that we have an ability to see what stories are being read and what stories people are responding to on a daily basis. Anything with “police” is guaranteed to lead the stats in numbers of reads, but we often find gems that people respond to as well. Features on interesting local characters, quirky bits we dig up and political turmoil often show strong in the daily numbers report we receive from Google Analytics. Having this in-

formation at our fingertips helps us see exactly what stories people are interested in reading. Getting likes on Facebook doesn’t just happen. It takes work by our entire team to feed the on-line fire. And when you compare our little newspaper to others in our Black Press family and competitors around the province, we’re doing much better than average. That’s something we’re proud of and we thank the community for its tremendous support. We want this newspaper — both online and in print — to be the best it can be. Having statistical measuring sticks helps fuel the competition within in the media industry. Like Lanny McDonald, we’re thrilled to hit the 1,000 mark. When I was a kid I thought Lanny was immortal, but he is mortal and retired from the NHL shortly after hitting 1,000 (he ended up with 1,006 in his career). We are far from retiring. Wayne Gretzky amassed an incredible 2,857 points in 1,487 games. So in the spirit of the greatest hockey player to have laced them up, the next Nelson Star Facebook goal is 2,857. Lofty yes, but I’m confident this community can pick up the assists and help us hit it. Find us on Facebook by searching “Nelson Star News.” Bob Hall is the editor at the Nelson Star. Email him at Find him on Twitter (292 followers) at @BobbyHall10 and Instragram (141 followers) at @bobbyhall10

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Letters to the Editor

Wayne Germaine

Bears don’t care about chickens

Re: “At this point Nelson not ready to welcome chicken and bees,” Letters, January 30 I wish to present a different view on the issue of backyard hens as to what was submitted by Grant MacHutchon I have nearly 40 years of rural living experience. I spent over 25 years living in the northern Yukon, many of these in my remote cabin, visited by bears on a regular basis. I am bear smart, meaning I did all the right things to keep bears away from my cabin but they came anyways. When spring arrived, I was plagued by them. My point is that bears will be attracted to the scent of food in your house, wafting into the open air. There is no way to stop this. In my opinion, the addition of chickens to backyards would not amount to even a drop in the bucket to attractants for bears. Even if everyone in town had backyard chickens, I do not believe there would

be an increase in bear activity. On moving to Nelson, my family and I lived on a farm in Blewett, backed onto the woods, with many farm animals, fruit trees and berry

Adding chickens to backyards would not amount to even a drop in the bucket to attractants for bears. Even if everyone in town had backyard chickens there wouldn’t be an increase in bear activity. crops. Over the eight years we had numerous bears on our property, always after the fruit. Not once did we see a sign of bears go near our chicken coop. Bears are not interested in chickens. Hypothetically, if a hun-

HUGS. To Vince for helping an out-of-town grandma pull her granddaughter’s sled up the steepest two blocks of Carbonate Street on the day after a snowfall last month. Your strength and kindness meant a lot to a very tired, and a little bit lost, Grandma! HUGS. To Steve at Maglios who always goes out of his way to take care of me and my crew. These days customer service is in short supply and it’s people like you that make me choose where to spend my dollars. HUGS. To the wonderful lady who followed my car from the grocery store to the carwash to let me know I had a flat tire. Thanks to you no additional damage was done and after it was inflated I got to my “oh-so-helpful” tire store and had a nice hour shopping on Baker Street while it was fixed. A big thanks, you made my day! SLUGS/HUGS. Sending some slimy slugs to father winter, and one huge hug to Dave from Western Auto Wreckers who happened upon a brother and a sister with a van that had come to rest and stubbornly refused to stir in the snowy ditch on the roadside to Cottonwood Lake (blocking all the other frozen ice fishers, skaters and tobogganers from returning to their cozy living rooms for hot tea). With his tow chain, this jolly hero saved many fingers from being numbed and many bad words from being uttered. Thank you. SLUGS. Huge slugs to Cancelgar for even having an airport. Our final straw of ever using that airport

gry bear were to be placed in a yard with bowls of fruit, berries, compost, garbage, dog food, and chickens in a coop, I can guarantee the bear would only be interested in the food and not give the chickens a second look. Mr. MacHutchon suggests a bylaw that would need to be enforced if chickens were permitted, most noticeably an electric fence. If this logic applies, then we also need electric fences for our fruit trees, berry patches, garbage, compost, pets, and our homes. Should I buy one for my barbeque? I agree there would need to be a bylaw governing the number of hens and requirement for a secure coop, but I would hope that in the near future I, and my neighbours who so wish to, will be allowed the right to have access to our own home grown eggs. They are so good. Larry Vezina Nelson

again was experienced on February 3. We have been very patient trying to fly my husband and son to their jobs in Alberta for almost two years now. Because we rely on Castlegar to provide this service, it has cost us more than just money (due to the fact of having to do the six hour drive to and from Cranbrook which also involves an overnight hotel stay), it also costs us the lost day of wages and holding up an entire team of employees waiting for the operator (of which my husband and son are the operators)! On Sunday, the skies above the airport opened up wide just in time for the flight to land. In fact, an airplane that looked very similar to the Air Canada plane we were waiting for, landed right in front of me. The biggest blue area of the sky was the very valley that the flights from Vancouver come in from! Honestly, if a plane cannot land in those conditions, it is time to shut this airport down! We depended on you and you let us down! HUGS. It is only fair to send a big hug to the ticket agent in the Cancelgar airport. She noticed the troubles we were having with no money and no cash machine available so we could eat. She gave us $20 out of her pocket! She recognized us as frequent flyers who keep trying to get out on a plane and trusted I would be back to pay her back. She was right. Thank you and hugs to her for restoring my faith in humanity. I may never see her again though. Changing airports! SLUGS. To drivers who don’t stop for pedestrians in marked crossings. Especially at Vernon and Stanley street.

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

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Explore Togther! There is no better province to explore than British Columbia and no better family bonding experience than sharing the thrill of a new discovery or experience. Day trips can create remarkable family memories. They offer a wonderful way to spend time together and learn more about where you live. The variety of experiences available to families is different in each region of this spectacular province - you might decide to explore close to home or venture to one of the other regions in B.C. over the Family Day weekend. Whether taking SkyTrain, BC Ferries, driving, or hopping a flight, there are many ways to invest in a day of discovery. Travel is just one aspect. To maximize the experience families should involve everyone in the planning. By planning ahead you and your whole family can experience a worthwhile outing and make every aspect fun. Create a list of activities or venues and assign a rough budget for each. Allow family members to weigh in on their preferences and discuss what they would like to see, do or learn at each. You might decide to stay in a hotel and be a tourist in your own hometown. Kids or youth can map out the sites and activities, creating a family agenda including selecting the points of interest, lunch and shopping as well as enjoying the amenities your hotel might offer. It’s the perfect way to free up everyone from everyday tasks and roles. Researching history, attractions, museums, parks and markets can teach valuable lessons and it helps children to plan within a budget. This way they are part of making important decisions, appreciate both the effort and cost of outings and will be more enthused about an agenda they helped develop. Be sure to capture your family time by taking photos, saving literature or purchasing a memento. This can lead to great family discussions about what each individual enjoyed or learned and starts you planning for future family explorations.

Eat Togther! n Family Day is the ideal time to bring your family ‘back to the table’. Given the increasingly busy schedule of every member of the family, eating together has been a casualty of our hectic days. Whether you’re together in your home, on a mini-vacation or enjoying a local restaurant, there are numerous benefits to eating together. Sharing a table means sharing your day, sharing your undivided attention and sharing conversation. It is a chance to give extra attention to your children and teens. Family meals foster warmth, security and love, as well as a sense of belonging. The way that you act at the table becomes a model for your children. They learn from your appreciation of the meal and your social skills - especially when outside the home. Table manners are social skills and leading by example makes it easier for parents to teach without lecturing. Using family meals as a way to sample new menus can be both fun and a great learning experience. By giving family members input and the opportunity to choose the menu, it becomes an ideal way to expand their horizons on a wider range of foods and cultures. It also can lead to healthier choices as well as developing an open mind for experiencing new things. A way to get more out of a family meal is to engage the family in menu selection, shopping and preparation. You can begin this at a very young age giving children age-appropriate tasks like stirring ingredients, washing vegetables, tearing lettuce and setting the table. As your children grow they can take on more key responsibilities and the pride that comes with preparing a special family meal. This teaches your children cooking skills, nutrition and appreciation for the effort of meal preparation. It can also provide a great source of accomplishment and sense of self-sufficiency. Plan to make your Family Day special by including all those who make up your family. Pay tribute by making your meal special and so memorable you’ll want to ensure you do it more often.

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Community Organizations 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 features 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. Touchstones Nelson is hosting a Winter Family Fair on Sunday, 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 is by donation, with half the proceeds going to the West Kootenay Eco Society. The Nelson Nordic Ski Club is offering a complimentary ski day for Family Day, Monday, February 11. Come out and enjoy our fabulous trails, suited for beginner to advanced skiing. 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. Join Walk in Peace, a silent circle walk beginning at Lakeside Park gates on Monday, February 11 and Thursday, February 14 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. Play table tennis Wednesdays (school holidays/events excluded) at the Blewett elementary school from 5:30 to 7 p.m. There is a $2 drop-in fee. For information phone Karl Rosenberg: 250352-5739. 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. Al-anon meetings are held Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the Cellar, 717 Vernon Street, and on Fridays from 8 to 9 p.m. at 601 Front Street in the basement. For more information about the Cellar meetings contact Norma at 250-352-3747 and for the Front Street meetings contact Sharon at 250-352-7333. 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 250352-3218 or email at jexley@cbal. org. Nelson Nordic Ski Club hosts its 11th annual Valentine’s night ski on Thursday, February 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be a bonfire, fireworks and live entertainment by Dylann McPherson. Cost is by donation of a non-per-

ishable food item for the Nelson Food Cupboard. The Nelson and District Canadian Federation of University Women Club will meet at the New Grand Hotel for their monthly meeting on Saturday, February 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. At 11 a.m. Clare North will speak on “Environmental Initiatives at TECK-Cominco in Trail.” Interested persons are welcome. Breast Cancer Support Meeting on Monday, February 18 at noon at Community First Health Co-op, 518 Lake Street. For information call Alice 250-352-6223 or Nadine 250-359-7777. 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 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 include women’s self defence, belly dance, folk fusion, hip hop and capoeira. Everyone is welcome and classes are open to

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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 continuing to March 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. As well, a group for people living with a life threatening illness called “Creative Self Exploration” begins on Wednesday, February 13 and continues 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 250352-2264. The Friends of the Library present a new kind of book club: An Altered Book Workshop. On Tuesday, February 19 and Tuesday, February 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., unleash your inner artist and transform an unwanted book into a new, personalized Art Journal. The workshop is a Library fundraiser at a cost of $69 for both sessions, with all materials included. For information or to register contact the Nelson Library at 250-352-6333. Juggernaut Marketing Communications and Selkirk College have teamed up to offer businesses a rare opportunity to improve their return on investment with the introduction of the 7 Slices of Marketing Success Program beginning February 22. This fun and educational opportunity has been developed specifically for businesses that are already established and looking for ways to improve their existing marketing and sales. The seven-week program runs Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, or to sign up call 250-352-6601 or go online at “Art Means Business” is a twoday instructional workshop for West Kootenay visual artists and craftspeople wishing to focus on

the business side of running their practice. It will be held in Slocan City on Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24 with an optional personal consultation with the instructors by appointment on Friday, February 22 in Appledale to discuss your practice and specific goals. The course will be taught by Lou Lynn and Helen Sebelius, local experts in the field. Register at or by calling Jo Brown at 250-226-7792.

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 250-551-1777.

Announcement Nelson Knights of Columbus are accepting nominations for Nelson’s 2012 Citizen of the Year. Nomination papers are available at City Hall, Sonja’s China Cabinet and Chamber of Commerce. Deadline for nominations is February 28 at 4 p.m. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges. For information contact Bob Tremblay 250-825-9204.

Actor casting call for Nelson Youth Theatre production of Alice in Wonderland. Youth actors will rehearse one or two afternoons a week from February to April. Beginners are welcome to join Nelson Youth Theatre’s keen, fun group of returning cast members. For more info contact jeff@

Nelson and District Seniors Co-ordinating Society offers free income tax service, affordable home help services, seniors counseling and advocacy, information and referrals to community resources. For details, call the office at 250-352-6008 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

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The Biz Buzz — Kirsten Hildebrand


Thriving in paradise

s I delve into the business beat, I’ve found the enthusiasm among entrepreneurs in the community contagious. Seeing folks inspired by their vocation is motivating as I reenter the workforce after 10 years at home with my young children. For some, work is drudgery. For others, it seems to fulfill their need to make the best of themselves. I came across a quote online the other day: “Some people dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them.” Despite being a somewhat cheesy line (aren’t all inspirational quotes a little cheesy?) from Walmart founder Sam Walton, I found it fitting as I met Kevin Hoffart and his partner Debra Hamilton this week. Hoffart and Hamilton own Wing Creek Resort, a unique 20-acre resort on the shores of Kootenay Lake just north of Kaslo. The couple was recently selected one of the top five best small businesses in BC for their commitment to

energy and sustainability through leadership and positive actions. Wing Creek Resort features thoughtfully designed timber frame cottages, natural forest trails, a private undeveloped beach, an orchard, gardens, outdoor living spaces and the Falling Water Spa. “We are located in the heart of an environmentally-friendly natural paradise. It makes sense to us to be committed to environmental preservation on every level,” says Hoffart. He says they’re continually evaluating new options to further reduce their impact on the environment as they plan to expand. Partnering with local builder Hamill Creek Timber Homes, all new construction will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified. And they plan to use more solar lighting and solar heating, water-driven offset and backup power sources, and state-of-theart, LEED certified wastewater treatment facility. “We will continue our focus on keeping Wing

Creek Resort a green retreat as it expands into a green community,” says Hoffart. Hamilton is active in the business community in the Kaslo area. She’s immediate past president of the Chamber of Commerce and she’s worked with Tourism BC to establish a Tourism Plan for Kaslo and Destination Marketing Organization for the area among many other things. “We believe that tourism, which is one of the greenest industries in the world, is the key to future economic development and sustainability in this area,” says Hoffart. “This is why we take a very active role in maintaining the business community’s focus on environmental responsibility in our many community roles.” Wing Creek Resort is competing to receive the Best Green Business Award as part of the annual Successful You Awards Contest. The winners will be announced at the ceremony, a business-networking event open to the public on February 28 in

Vancouver. This year 172 businesses were nominated. You can check them out at wingcreekresort. com. I was surprised to hear that the world’s largest Caterpillar equipment dealer, operating in seven countries including Canada, South America and the UK, had its roots in Nelson. Finning, a company with a long history in British Columbia is celebrating its 80th anniversary. Started by Earl B. Finning in January 1933, in 1937, the first branch opened in Nelson. This was the start of a broad network of facilities which would springup around the province including Cranbrook in 1940, Vernon in 1944 and Prince George in 1949. This small BC-based company grew to become a powerful global player with 15,400 employees worldwide and revenues of $5.9 billion in 2011. Back to the hereand-now, it’s Kootenay Time. If ever there was a restaurant capitalizing on character, the shop on the

corner of Kootenay and Victoria hit the mark. Owner Michael Chesney has decided to take the Kootenay Time brand in new directions and has closed the doors to his coffee shop. “We started the Kootenay Times magazine to support the restaurant, see brand extension, and in the end, the restaurant was so much work, that we decided that lifestyle was more important,” he says. Chesney will now make it the headquarters for their media venture — Nelson TV where he hopes “to capture the magic of Nelson on video.” “We are grateful to all the people who enjoyed their time at Kootenay Time,” he says. “We are merely morphing, trading food for mood.” The Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) renowned dog trainer program has produced over 500 graduates varying from general animal trainers, dog trainers, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, groomers and also owners of doggy daycare centers, pet boarders and dog walkers. Currently in its seventh year, KPA graduates are recognized internationally as being some of the best trainers 11

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Continued from Page 1 Joining them was a “remarkable little sergeant from another regiment,” Cpl. Ian Sutherland of Calgary. Huscroft led the patrol along the dykes to the German strongpoint, and then the three men went in by themselves, a “great feat of nerve and skill.” Four hours passed. The trio was trying to find a way to attack one of the machine gun posts when they were spotted, and 500 artillery men who’d waited all night to help the patrol unleashed their might. “Thousands of bullets from everywhere... turned the silent night into bedlam,” Halton wrote. “Huscroft and Sutherland and Cox had to get out, and they’ll never know how they got out alive.” “Believe me,” Huscroft said, “I was sure thinking of Little George right then.” Huscroft’s youngest sister Muriel Lasuta, who lives in Sechelt, saw the Star’s story online and sent a letter to Cox that read in part: “In the past, as I re-read Mr. Halton’s article, I often thought about Denis and wondered about his two companions on that infamous patrol and if they survived the war. Now I know that you did and am so glad. All of you were indeed heroes.” “It’s quite a letter,” Cox says. “Right out of the blue.” “A real surprise,” his wife Sheila concurs. “I couldn’t believe it. It’s amazing.”




orn January 22, 1924, Denis George Morris Huscroft was the second of George and Doris Huscroft’s four children. Raised

in Wynndel, he showed great promise from an early age. “Although only six years separated us, I regarded my only brother with a respect bordering on awe,” says Lasuta, 83. “Through my young eyes he could do everything and do it well. And now as I look back on his life from the vantage point of maturity, I marvel still at his character.” Denis was smart, athletic, and always busy, she recalls. He was on the national honour society, a crack shot with a rifle, and caught trout for the family’s breakfast on early morning visits to Duck Creek. He built bobsleds, skied the steep hill behind their house, and earned awards in school track meets. He was also an excellent swimmer, fine basketball player, and took up boxing in the army. When Muriel was seven, Denis made her a doll house for Christmas, complete with hand-crafted furniture and electric lights. He also trapped rabbits and squirrels, tanned the skins, and gave the finished product to elder sister Nesta to trim her doll clothes. Nesta, 90, of Tigard, Oregon, says she and Denis were very close: “Mama used to tell us that when we were small, everything one did, the other did. It was always us. Not me, not I, us.” At 16, Denis fibbed about his age and enlisted. He finished his education in the army and quickly rose to captain, making him one of the country’s youngest commissioned officers. However, at his request, his rank reverted to lieutenant, ensuring he’d see action overseas — although it also meant he

couldn’t refuse assignments such as Little Tobruk. Inspired by her brother, Nesta left college and joined the air force. Denis visited when she was stationed in Lethbridge. “We got together as much as we could. He always wrote to me. I kept every letter.” One of those letters described a close call in the Aleutian Islands, where he was nearly blown up by a land mine. In November 1942, Denis married Grace Anne Barrett, whom he met in Calgary while serving with the Rocky Mountain Rangers. He confessed on their wedding day that he was two years younger than her. “I remember his buddy writing to my mother and saying Denis was young but his men looked up to him because nobody would have ever thought of his young years,” Muriel says. “He didn’t look it and didn’t act it. He was a soldier’s soldier.”



enis brought Grace and baby Shirley Anne to stay with his family in Wynndel when he went overseas — she was then pregnant with “Little George” but didn’t know it yet. (From the incident at Little Tobruk, Denis salvaged a nylon parachute that his mother turned into a christening dress for George.) On April 21, 1945, Denis was with the Canadian Scottish 21st D Company as they pushed their offensive through Wagenborgen, a village in northeastern Holland. Story continues to Page 13

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Continued from Page 12 But with strong defensive positions and plenty of firepower, the Germans devastated the Can Scots’ lead platoon. When artillery fire struck the barn that was the company’s makeshift headquarters, Denis was among three men killed. He was 21. The family received a telegram that he was missing in action, and a few days later, confirmation of his death. It cast a pall over them, with only weeks left in the war. “It just tore the family apart that Denis didn’t come home,” says Nesta. “It was so hard to understand. Everyone was celebrating [the war’s end], but we weren’t.” Denis’ personal effects were sent to their mother, “and when she saw them, it hit her really bad.” “It killed my father,” Muriel adds. “He couldn’t get over it.” George Huscroft died in 1947, age 53. The exact circumstances of Denis’s death are a bit hazy. A colleague offered to provide details, but his wife declined. However, Nesta wrote to her brother’s commander: “He told me Denis was shot by a sniper. He ran out to his jeep — I don’t know why.” Denis died without ever meeting his son. Now 68, George still lives in Creston, where the Huscroft name is prominent, while his sister Shirley, 69, is on Vancouver Island. In late 1946, their mother married James Hulme, a returned soldier, and had two other children. She died four years ago. 13

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n 1970, Muriel and husband Paul, a veteran himself, visited Denis’ grave at the Canadian military cemetery in Holten. They also went to the farm in Wagenborgen where her brother died, but opted not to view the rebuilt barn. Muriel took with her a book about the Canadian Scottish, and presented it to the family that owned the farm. They recounted the battle for her. Other Huscroft family members, including Nesta and both of Denis’ children, have since visited his grave. “It’s a beautiful place,” Nesta says. “I’m glad I saw it because I know it would be where Denis wanted.” Nesta’s son and George’s son were both named after him. “I still miss him,” she says. “I still get emotional talking about him.”


She plans to pass her brother’s letters on to George, though she hasn’t yet brought herself to re-read them. “His lifetime was short and eventful and I believe he had within him the seeds of greatness,” Muriel says. “For those who knew and loved him he left profound and lasting memories.” The skirmish at Little Tobruk, celebrated in the Star Weekly article, was the last time Ron Cox saw Denis Huscroft, who soon transferred to another unit. Cox knew of Huscroft’s sad fate and even visited his grave in 2005, but was never in touch with his family. He doesn’t know what became of Sutherland, the third man named in the article. Cox’s daughter replied to Muriel Lasuta’s letter, while George Huscroft hopes to visit Cox soon — a reunion of sorts for two men who have never met.

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hen the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school took the lives of 26 people late last year, one local couple couldn’t help but think of their three grandchildren. Like many, Lee and Carol Rushton held the little ones in their lives close and counted themselves lucky as they watched the news unfold on December 14. “It was shocking, absolutely shocking. I have a six-year-old grandchild living next door, and I just couldn’t imagine,” says Carol. But their response didn’t end there. The couple, who lives on the North Shore, made a birdhouse to give to their daughter for Christmas. That birdhouse inspired another project both creative and cathartic. “Carol got the idea — wouldn’t it be nice to do this for those people,” said Lee. With connections to the memorial committee in Newtown established and cedar donated by Gordie Fitchett of Queens Bay, “we started cutting,” said Lee. And the retired couple

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started building 26 birdhouses to send to the Connecticut community as a memorial to the victims. Made of Kootenay wood, warm in colour and rich in grain, the houses are beautiful in their simplicity. “These aren’t elaborate but they’re nicely done,” says Lee. Finishing touches are what make them special with every victim’s name carved and a butterfly at-


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tached to the front. “Butterflies are free — that’s an old saying,” says Lee. Adds Carol, “Butterflies are also a new beginning.” As Carol carved each victim’s name on the birdhouse, she couldn’t help but become more connected to the children who lost their lives. “As I do each one, I look at their names — Ben, Caroline… and I wonder,”

she says. “I really feel for those parents.” Carol finds happiness in her garden with a green thumb and craftiness; she enjoys the practice of feeding birds coming to her own birdhouse. She doesn’t know how the birdhouses will end up being hung but should the Newtown families keep them in their own Story continues to Page 15

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ment to the general feeling of sorrow the shooting caused. “Obviously everyone feels the same way we do,” says Lee. Having never done something like this before, their home has been a workshop for the past few weeks with

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their dining room table doubling as a workbench. Puttering away has been a constructive experience. “It’s just something we thought would be nice,” says Lee. “All it’s cost us is time and we’ve got plenty of that.”


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cting under instructions from Mayor Keefe, Chief of Police Devitt yesterday ordered the Starland moving picture show, at which the experiment of Sunday performances was tried for the first time, to close. The instructions of the chief were quickly obeyed. The Alice Roller Rink, which was also open to the public, received similar instructions. It is believed that the performance at the Starland yesterday was the first Sunday show in Nelson for many years and considerable surprise was displayed by citizens when it became known that the management had decided to adopt the seven-day show plan. It is said that prosecutions will be initiated.


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Dateline February 10, 1913


arge crowds gathered on the ice of the West Arm yesterday and enjoyed the ideal weather for open-air skating which prevailed. All the way from the city to nearly Nine Mile Point crowds gathered in the sheltered spots away from the wind, on the smooth ice and passed many fleeting hours. Some skated up the lake as far

as Eight Mile and report that the ice is in splendid condition. The ranchers are walking across on the ice at Nine Mile, and ice has already formed most all the way to Harrop.

Dateline February 11, 1913


nnouncement was made by George Benwell, proprietor of the Hume Hotel, that construction would be commenced as soon as possible after the end of winter on a brick and concrete addition to the hotel which would cost probably in the neighborhood of $30,000. An electric elevator is to be installed in the present building. It is planned to erect a building which will contain 25 additional rooms, each equipped with a bath and other modern improvements. The ground floor of the addition, which will be constructed on the Ward Street side of the hotel, will be devoted to two stores, fitted up with the latest requirements.

Dateline February 1913


aught under several tons of snow which fell off the roof of his parents’ residence, the young son of J. Laurier was nearly

at his last gasp when he was dug out 15 minutes later by his mother and two men who rushed to her assistance. The boy went home from school and was crushed under the snow which fell off the roof as he reached home. His mother went out a few minutes later to see if he had arrived home and was told by some children that he had disappeared in the snow. She dropped to her knees and began frantically to dig in the snow which was wet and hard to move. She found a rubber a few inches below the surface and her cries attracted two men who aided in saving the child. He was black in the face and unconscious, nearly dead from suffocation when he was pulled out.


eter Verigin, leader of the Doukhobor society, announced that he had sold the Kootenay-Columbia jam factory at Nelson to a local man, and that he had made arrangements to operate the plant until October 1 next. The chief reason was, he said, that the society had a large and increasing acreage

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Getting a Read on Charity TNT Play Reading Series raked in over $1,000 for local charities. Here Richard Rowberry of TNT presents cheques to Anna Kirkpatrick (left) of the Nelson Food Cupboard and Wendy Pope of the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. Rowberry also provided a cheque to the Nelson Women’s Centre. The series continues this Saturday with Lawrence and Holloman, a comedy starring Rowberry and Philip Sarsons. Show time is 8 p.m. at the Old Church Hall (602 Kootenay Street). submitted photo

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Continued from Page 16 of berries at Brilliant and had decided that it would be better business to construct a factory at that place rather than pay freight on all the fruit into Nelson. Work will be commenced as soon as possible on the construction of the new plant at Brilliant, which will be considerably larger than the KootenayColumbia plant and will include a canning plant. In addition to making jams, jellies and similar products it was proposed to can all kinds of fruit and vegetables, such as peas, beans, pumpkins and tomatoes. An evaporated plant would be built in connection for making dried apples, prunes etc.






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ditions. EEG can also provide valuable information to the health care team for patients with tumours, strokes, developmental delay, unexplained coma and some mental health conditions. These exams are done by highly sought after specializing technologists and are referred by a patient’s GP or a specialist physician. “This new service is allowing us to expand the number of patients we can see here in the Kootenay and Boundary area,” said Tammy Cranston, professional practice leader for nuerodiagnostics for Castlegar and District Health Centre and Kelowna General Hospital. “In all honesty, we’ve been trying to expand the service to this area for the last four years. But it’s been the last number of months

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Leading and Reading Nelson Reads contest organizers (from left) Joanne Harris of the Nelson Public Library, Joan Exley of Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and Karen Bennett of the Nelson Star, as well as Letty Bartels of Otter Books (not pictured), had piles of books to give away to four lucky winners. During the month of January, members of the public were invited to nominate their favourite book in one of four genres. Everyone who filled out a nomination form was entered in a draw. The winners were: Bonnie Baker who nominated The Third Crop by Rita Moir in the adult non-fiction category; Christine Bystrom who picked Saraphina by Rachel Hartman in adult fiction; Kazia Drake for Burned by Ellen Hopkins in young adult; and Takashi Munekawa for the children’s book The Robber Hotzenplots by Otfired Preubler. Sam Van Schie photo

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Backcountry Snowboarding’s Superstars Set for Return

The best return to Baldface SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

The best snowboarders on the planet will return to Baldface Lodge north of Nelson later this month. Backcountry snowboard competition evolves as Travis Rice and 15 of the world’s top riders prepare to drop into an updated course designed to crown the world’s best allaround snowboarder. Baldface hosted Rice and the competition for the first time last winter. When Red Bull Ultra Natural touches down at Baldface Lodge, a group of eight new riders will meet the eight top finishers from last year on a course with more features and options than previously imaginable. With an updated format, new judges and of course a new name, Red Bull Ultra Natural runs on a single day during the February 15 to 21 holding period. “This event was created as the highest echelon of competitive snowboarding,” event creator and pro snowboarder Rice stated in a press release. “It draws on all aspects and a lifetime of accumulated snowboarding skill and knowledge. “Entering into its second year at Baldface Lodge, Red Bull Ultra Natural will provide an even further evolved platform for the heaviest continuous lines ever ridden. Now that riders have an idea of what to expect, there is no doubt the governor is coming off.” Red Bull Ultra Natural is the only event that brings together the most accomplished big-mountain freeriders, who fine-tune jawdropping film segments and

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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 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 48 Osoyoos 48 Summerland 48 Penticton 47

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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 47 24 19 3 1 52 Kamloops 48 16 26 2 4 38 Chase 47 10 31 3 3 26 Chris Wellhausen photo


Travis Rice works on course at Baldface Lodge north of Nelson in advance of Red Bull Ultra Natural.

first descents deep in the backcountry, with the current crop of freestyle riders raising the bar in the park and pipe. With three distinct sections of the course designed to show off each athlete’s strength and individual discipline, the event aims to serve-up a day of snowboard competition beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. The brainchild of Rice, the event creates the dream snowboard run located within the 32,000 acre tenure of Canada’s premier snowcat operation, Baldface Lodge. On the 45-plus degree slope nicknamed “Scary Cherry,” a new wider start area and more line options will create more diversity for the riders in 2013. More than 80 existing features have been refined and additional

creative hips and objects have been placed on-course to create transitional riding elements in between the upper tree-line jumps and pillow lines, the middle section’s super-kicker, and the natural jib and jump section near the finish. The single day competition ensures that the event takes place under only the best possible conditions — a mix of deep powder, good sunlight, and safe conditions. Snowboarding legends Jamie Lynn and Peter Line will join Temple Cummins, Andy Hetzel and head judge Tom Burt this year as they base scores on an overall impression of the riders’ two runs, with the best run counting towards the win. A shift of almost two weeks later in the season will help ensure that sunlight on the Northeast

slope will last across all 32 runs. The event will run on NBC on March 30 at 10:30 a.m. and will be presented by Nike Snowboarding. The show airs as part of the Red Bull Signature Series, an action sports property featuring some of Red Bull’s top events including Dreamline, Wake Open and Rampage. The Red Bull Signature Series is the most progressive and innovative action sports property in the world, featuring surfing, snowboarding, mountain biking, skiing, BMX, wakeboarding and motorsports events. For more information, please visit To watch the event trailer and learn more about Red Bull Ultra Natural, visit

FRIDAY, February 8 Nelson at Sicamous Columbia Valley at Fernie Kimberley at Golden Kelowna at Creston Valley Kamloops at Chase Beaver Valley at Castlegar Revelstoke at North Okanagan Penticton at Summerland SATURDAY, February 9 Nelson at Revelstoke Kelowna at Fernie Osoyoos at Columbia Valley Creston Valley at Golden Grand Forks at Spokane North Okanagan at Sicamous Chase at Kamloops Castlegar at Beaver Valley SUNDAY, February 10 Kelowna at Kimberley Princeton at Summerland Grand Forks at Castlegar Osoyoos at Golden Fernie at Creston Valley

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


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Kootenay Regional Figure Skating Championships

Nelson figure skaters shine at regionals SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

The region’s best young figure skaters squared off in Nelson last weekend at the Kootenay Regional Figure Skating Championships. Hosted by the Nelson Figure Skating Club, the threeday event determined the 2013 champions across a range of categories from elements to pairs to the crowd pleasing interpretive programs. Thirteen skaters from the host club participated, giving friends and family a rare chance to see skaters compete on home ice. Considering the club has been plagued with injuries and a number of senior skaters gone from last season, coach Yoshie Measures was pleased with her club’s effort. “We have a number of young skaters in our Junior Academy program competing for the first time,” she said. “They are the club’s stars of tomorrow.” There were some strong results from veteren skaters as well. Charly DeFouw (12), earned gold in Jr. Silver Dance, Christina Champlin (15), notched gold for her Pre-Novice short program, Courtney Shrieves (15), placed seventh in Pre-Introductory Interpretive, and Breanna Tomlin finished seventh in Introductory Interpretive. With teams travelling from across the region and officials and support services arriving from around the province, the competition was a huge logistical undertaking by the Nelson Figure Skating Club. “I can’t say enough about the community support we got — it was unbelievable,” said Nelson Figure Skating Club president Jane Macleod, who has spent more than a year planning and organizing with the support of many local businesses. “I received so many comments on how well the event came off.” In the Star 1 category, the Nelson results were: Lila Mckechnie, gold; Leo Measures, silver; Helene Keating, silver; Tia Berrens, silver; Mallory Pinske, silver; Aurora Panko-Dool, bronze. In Star 2, Isabella Kroker Kimber received bronze while in Star 3, Tao Measures received silver and Angelica Ross bronze. In these levels skaters do not compete against each other but receive rankings from the judges of gold, silver or bronze. Shaen Panko-Dool wrapped up her skating career by competing in two events, Bronze Elements and Star 4 Freeskate program finishing eigth and ninth in those events respectively. Complete Nelson skating results can be seen at

photos courtesy Kevin Davies AAA Photography CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Christina Champlin, Helene Keating, Mallory Pinske, Charly DeFouw and Isabella Kroker Kimber. More photos on Page 22.

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A stellar weekend of skating

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Leafs forward Bryce Nielsen in action against the Sicamous Eagles earlier this season at the Nelson and District Community Complex. The locals will tangle with the Eagles again tonight in Sicamous in a game Nelson has to win. Bob Hall photo BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

The Nelson Junior Leafs will be looking to snap a three-game losing skid tonight when they roll into Sicamous for the first of a two-game western road trip. The high flying Leafs have been grounded of late, losing two pivotal games to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks this past weekend which caused a huge turn of events in the Neil Murdoch Division. Heading into last weekend, the Leafs had held the top spot in the division and the league since late-October. The losses enabled the Castlegar Rebels to jump into first and the Nitehawks now trail the Leafs by only two points. The reward for finishing first in the division is a series against the struggling Spokane Braves and avoiding other powerhouse clubs in the first round. “We control our own destiny and we have to worry about our own game,” Leafs coach Frank Maida said about the weekend. “If we play our own game and focus on what we need to, everything will work out fine.” Sicamous is one of the league’s best teams and is currently trying to catch the North Okanagan Knights for first place in the Doug Birks Division. The Leafs beat Sicamous 6-1 on November 4 at the Nelson and District Community Complex. “That happens in a season,” Maida said about the losing streak. “The good thing about it is that I think we are going to peak at the right time as we head into playoffs.” On Saturday, the Leafs will take on the Revelstoke Grizzlies. It was the Grizzlies that started the losing streak with a 4-0 win on January 27 at the Nelson and District Community Complex. “Both games will be a good test,” said Maida. “We have played them both and they are both hard working teams.” Beaver Valley and Castlegar play each other in a home-and-home this weekend. The Leafs will engage in a home-and-home with the Rebels next weekend.

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Canadian Parents for French On Friday February 1, Carnaval d’Hiver was held on Trafalgar School grounds to celebrate winter, French Canadian Culture and French Immersion Celebration Week. Canadian Parents for French Nelson Chapter would like to thank all the volunteers, participants, sponsors and supporters that contributed to our successful event: • Association des francophones des Kootenays Ouest (AFKO) • Canadian Parents for French Socio-Cultural Grant • FortisBC • Nelson & District Credit Union

Nelson ski racer competing in world championships KIRSTEN HILDEBRAND Nelson Star Reporter

For one local ski racer, dreams of successfully competing in world-class events have come true. Just named to the Canadian World Championship team, Sasha Zaitsoff is competing in the World Alpine Skiing Championships currently going on in Schladming, Austria. Zaitsoff is in his second season on the Canadian Alpine Ski Team with four World Cup starts in Levi, Zagreb, Adelboden and Wengen. Last month, the 22-yearold had his best finish in a World Cup to date tying with veteran teammate Julien Cousineau for 39th in the first run of the men’s slalom. The top 30 skiers advance. “Obviously, he hasn’t qualified (for a second run) yet but he skied better than I’ve seen him ski in a World Cup,” says head coach Pete Bosinger at the Alpine Canada website. “I think he’s gaining confidence and that was certainly something I could take away from today.” Zaitsoff says despite spending his early years on the prairies, he knew he was destined to become a skier. “My first experiences sliding on snow were as a cross-

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Former Kootenay ski star Sasha Zaitsoff is now traveling the world as a member of the Canadian World Championship team that is currently in Europe Malcolm Carmichael/Alpine Canada photo

country jack rabbit,” he says at Mountains were in his future as his family moved to Fernie and he started downhill skiing in the Nancy Greene program. “I have a lot of fond memories of skiing in Fernie. I was blessed as a young ski racer to have good coaches and a great group of friends. They both helped fuel my love and passion for skiing,” he says. When Zaitsoff was 12,

he arrived in the Kootenays with his family who settled in Queens Bay. Joining the Red Mountain Racers, he raced FIS for two years before the BC Provincial Team picked him up. With sights set on joining the National Team, he achieved his “life long goal” in 2011. Zaitsoff made his World Cup debut in Adelboden, Switzerland in 2011 and this January 13 run was his seventh start. His best prior re-

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Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: Nelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resources Centre Drop in Wed. 12-2 pm at 719 Vernon St., Nelson For info: 250 352-6008; or visit Urantia Book Study Group? The UB is a major epochal revelation. Free Ebook. Interested? Call Jen @ 354-3428

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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking CLASS 1 Driver required for flatdeck haul from Trail to Tacoma WA. ABOVE average wage offered and home every weekend. FAX to 250-3672206 or call 250-364-8354

Haircare Professionals FULL or part-time chair rental available for a positive, experienced stylist at Front Street Hair Studio in Nelson. Contact Svetlana at 250-354-1202 or 250-551-7555. Nelson Hair Stylist Wanted Are you experienced with a cliental base but Need a Change? Be your own BOSS in a tranquil, drama Free salon. Bonus first month chair Rental Free! ph: 551-4217

Heavy Duty Mechanic Required for an established, medium size logging and construction equipment dealership located in South Eastern B.C. Qualified applicants should have “hands-on” experience in the general repairs and maintenance of utility, construction and logging equipment. Applicants can work full-time or part-time (as their schedule permits). Most work will be inside shop diagnosing and repairing components... - Engines - Transmissions - Planetary Final Drives - Hydraulic Pumps & Valves - Winches, etc. Wages to be based on experience and product knowledge. For more information - Call us TOLL FREE: 1-800-562-5303

Personals Willing to pay for a short sexual affair. If you have an almost pure Siamese Aristocrat Tom call 354-7500 2 year old Kenmore 7 cu ft freezer $140 352-7072 3 yr old BlazeKing Stove 2 lgth extra pipe $3500. OBO 250 826-2585


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Help Wanted BANNISTER AUTO GROUP If you are Energetic, Motivated and have the desire to join a “Customer First Family”, we are inviting you to come grow with us. We are one of Western Canada’s fastest growing automotive companies and always looking for great people to join our team. We’re accepting resumes for all departments and all positions: Management, Sales, Service (technicians), Parts, Body Shop and Accounting. Interested in joining our team? Email Darryl Payeur at . Bannister GM Vernon, Bannister GM Edson, Bannister Honda Vernon, Browns GM Dawson Creek, Champion GM Trail, Huber Bannister Chevrolet Penticton, Salmon Arm GM Salmon Arm and growing.

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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. Junior Carpenter Specialty building business in Nelson area has f/t position available. In addition to assisting with general carpentry activities, maintenance duties are required for shop, yard and machinery. Full training supplied. A willingness to pitch in with anything that comes along, positive attitude, strong work ethic, ability to follow directions and work independently as well as part of our team is mandatory. Some heavy lifting is also required. A valid driver’s license is necessary as well as your own reliable transportation. The successful applicant will have a basic carpentry knowledge and skills along with a proven track record of showing up on time and in good condition for work. Hourly wage $18-20. Email resume to We thank all who apply and regret that only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Now recruiting casual, potentially permanent positions at Mountain Lake Seniors Community in Nelson • Registered Care Aides • Recreation / Rehabilitation Aides For more information and to apply please see our website or email resume to Janice.VanCaeseele@ or fax 250-352-0056

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NOTICE OF PASSING It is with great sadness that I have to announce the passing of my loving Husband Friend and Sole mate Gerald George Iwanik who passed away in our home in California of a massive heart attack on January 22, 2013. He will be greatly remembered and missed by all who loved him. Gerry you will always be in my heart, I love you and miss you so very much. I will always remember all the specials memories and the loving moments I will cherish forever. Your loving wife friend and sole mate Barbara Lee Iwanik (Smiley)

Born: Passed: Jan. 18, 2013 She had looked for his coming as warriors come, With the clash of arms and the bugle’s call, But he came instead with a stealthy tread, Which she did not hear at all. She had thought how his armor would blaze in the sun, As he rode like a prince to claim his bride, In the sweet dim light of the falling night, She found him at her side. She had dreamed how the gaze of his strange, bold eye, Would wake her heart to a sudden glow, She found in his face the familiar grace Of a friend she used to know. She had dreamed how his coming would stir her soul, As the ocean is stirred by the wild storm’s strife, He brought her the balm of a heavenly calm, And a peace which crowned her life. Always, Mo

Born: December 3, 1914 Passed: January 24, 2013 Phyllis was born in New Westminster to John (JB) and Wilhelmina Gray. She spent her childhood in Trail and Nelson, BC. Phyllis was predeceased by her parents, her husband of 59 years, Edouard Henri (Ed) (1999) and by her two brothers, John Balfour (Jack) (1942) and Robert Hampton (1945) of Nelson. Through Ed’s employment with Cominco, Phyllis and Ed lived in Trail, Calgary, Montreal, and since 1970 in West Vancouver. Phyllis is survived by her daughters Jane Underwood and husband David of Oakville, Anne George of Prince George, and Marcia Rioux and partner Ezra Zubrow of Toronto. She is also survived by four granddaughters Kristen and Kathryn Underwood and Marcia and Mary George and their partners and by seven great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held on February 16, 2013 at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd Street, West Vancouver.



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Gerald MacFarlane of Nelson died January 18, 2013 of Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital at the age of 84 years. Gerald is survived by his wife Eleanor, his children; Bev (Albert), Linda (Lyle), Russ (Donna), and Randy. 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at later date. As an expression of sympathy family and friends make donations in memory to The Ascension Lutheran Building Fund 1805 Silverking Road, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 5T4 Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Valley Funeral Home Ltd. On-line condolence may be expressed at

Emily passed away peacefully in Coquitlam, BC. She was generous and caring with a love for adventure and a thirst for learning. She was born and raised in Nelson, BC and attended Normal School in Victoria. She taught in various interior communities and Victoria before settling in Nelson, where she married John in 1948 and raised her family. Emily returned to teaching in 1963 until moving to Victoria with the family in 1969. She was predeceased by her husband, John; her sister, Doris Brown and most recently, her brother-inlaw, Robert Brown. She will be dearly remembered by her children, Louise, Theo, John “Jack”, Warren and his wife, Lara; her beloved granddaughter, Caroline and only nephew, Dave Brown and his lovely family. Emily loved children and in lieu of flowers, she would be pleased if you did something special with a child or if you made a donation to UNICEF, an organization where she spent many happy hours as a volunteer. A Funeral Service will be held at McCall’s Downtown, Johnson & Vancouver Streets in Victoria, BC at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2013. Condolences may be offered to the family at McCall’s of Victoria BC • (1-800-870-4210)

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

Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Coin Guy: 250-499-0251

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

Pets BEAUTIFUL Blue and Red Nose Pitt bull puppies Ready to go. Asking price is best offer or trade. Looking for gentle kind loving homes. Call 250-520-0297 Or email:

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Top Soil & Gravel for Sale, Free Fill Avail 6 mile area North Shore 250 509-0961

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

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! Also Damaged 40’ $1950 Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Free Delivery BC and AB WANTED:Will pay cash for construction equipment, backhoes, excavators, dozers, farm tractors w/loaders, skid steers, wheel loaders, screeners, low beds, any condition running or not. 250-260-0217.

FOR SALE IN NELSON: Busy flower shop and event rental business in high traffic location. Buy this business in time for the 2013 season, already taking bookings. Complete package price includes all inventory, assets, supplies, vending cooler, walk-in cooler, commercial dishwasher, 2007 Dodge Van and much more. $125,000.00 Serious inquires please email or call 250-505-3321

Lots 3.5 acreage parcel 2 potential building sites Taghum 199,000. 352-7380 after 6 pm

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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 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.

Homes for Rent Mobile Home, 2 bdrm, F/S W/D, Deck, Addition, in Thrums, No dogs over 15 # 250-359-7178, 250-304-9273

Suites, Lower Spacious 1 bdrm suite available Mar 1st. $900/mo. NS/NP/WD/FS. 250-352-6975

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BRAND NEW HOUSE: Designer 1 bdrm Suite, in floor heating, private patio, W/D D/W N/S, pets accepted Rosemont $950 + util avail Mar 1st 250 352-1191 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 DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

Want to Rent 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 Working Male, 33 yrs. old looking for affordable one bdrm suite within city limits in Nelson. Good ref avail. Remi @ 250-777-0035

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ADMINISTRATIVE Assistant Have an interest in guest services and joining a dynamic team? Baldface Lodge is seeking a part time Administrative Assistant for the current season. You will be providing administrative and clerical support to the office team. Responsibilities include managing guest and staff logistics, calendar management, managing electronic and paper files, ordering office supplies, updating spreadsheets and databases, sending and receiving mail, answering and directing calls, and preparing guest information. The nature of this role requires someone who has experience providing support to a team; outstanding communication skills; ability to multi-task; strong customer service skills, and advance Microsoft Office technical skills. Experience working with Filemaker is preferred. If you feel you possess the above qualifications, and would like the opportunity to work on the Baldface team please submit your resume to We thank all candidates for submitting their resume; however only successful applicants will be contacted. LOOKING for an Administrative Assistant near Castlegar at the Keenleyside site with at least 2 years of relevant experience. Email us your resume at or for more information visit our website at


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Art/Music/Dancing NOVICE floutist seeks Flute Instructor for weekly lessons. Nelson, BC. (250) 551-5506

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 HD Mechanics t Health & Safety Advisor t Electricians & E&I Mechanics t Mine Maintenance Superintendent t Flotation & Control Room Operators / Supervisors t Millwrights t Mine Maintenance Trainer t Soil Technician t Surveyor For complete job descriptions please visit: Apply by email to: Or by Fax: 888-881-3527

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TRADES RELIEF INSTRUCTORS For our Plant Operator, General Mechanics, Carpentry and Metal Fabricator programs— Silver King Campus

TRADES RELIEF INSTRUCTORS You’ll provide a quality, motivated learning For our Plant Operator, environment for your students as a valued on-call, relief or short-termCarpentry instructor with selkirk General Mechanics, and college’s school of industry and trades training. Metal Fabricator programs— along with Grade 12, you have your ip Red seal certification (or equivalent), at least Silver King Campus 5 years’ relevant practical experience and some computer proficiency. an instructor’s diploma

You’ll quality, motivated learning or Bc provide teachingacertificate and previous teaching experience would be preferred. salary and environment for your students as a valued benefits are in accordance with the BcGeU collective agreement. on-call, relief or short-term instructor with Selkirk Closing date: February 11, 2013. College’ s School of Industry and Trades Training. SPORTS ATTENDANT

Along with Grade 12,position you have(Tenth your IP Red One temporary Street Campus) & one position Seal Certification (oron-call equivalent), at least (Castlegar/Tenth Street Campuses) 5coordinating years’ relevant practical experience and some sports and recreation activities for our students, staff and An community, take computer proficiency. instructor’you’ll s diploma responsibility for everything from setting up, demonstrating equipment to ormaintaining BC teachingandcertificate and previous teaching booking gym facilities, maintaining records and experience would be preferred. Salary and receiving payments. You haveare post-secondary physical benefits in accordancetraining with theinBCGEU education or recreation, and a class 5 driver’s Collective Agreement. licence. a Weight training certificate and a First aid Level iii certificate would be assets (if

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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE Please take note that on February 12, 2013 and thereafter, the contents of the following storage lockers at 12 Mile Storage, 250-825-9666 will be sold at auction or otherwise disposed of to cover outstanding costs of storage and all fees. Locker #A9 in the name of MICHAEL MIRON & CONSTANCE DUNHAM Whitehorse, YT Locker #D160 in the name of DERRICK DAVID LAWRENCE Nelson, BC

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE Please take notice that on February 1, 2013 and thereafter, the contents of the following storage locker at Always Upfront Pawn, Used Goods & Mini Storage Ltd. will be sold or otherwise disposed of to cover outstanding costs of storage and all fees.

Preparing for Eternity

Pastor Ken Keber - Bethel Christian Centre

I just spent part of my morning with some dear friends who just received some bad news. A younger sibling, who was only 54 years old, was apparently healthy one day, and the very next day is brain dead. I grieve form my friends and their family, and I must admit that I did some soul searching of my own. I am 52 years old. I still have many dreams and hopes. I would love some day to have grand children. I hope that my wife and I will be able to travel more. I want to help and encourage as many people as I can in my life. I am sure that my friend’s brother also had many hopes and dreams. I would imagine that the last thought on any of their minds was his impending brain hemorrhage. Yet within 48 hours he is gone and his families lives have changed forever.

Why am I sharing this story with you? First of all I am sharing it with permission from my friends. Secondly I am sharing it with you because I am absolutely convinced that the most important decision we can make in life has to do with our eternity. When we are young, and as long as we feel good, we push thoughts of death and eternity to the side. The truth is, we must all face this Evangelical Covenant Church subject at some point. Loving Jesus, Loving People, Transforming Lives


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


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

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

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Proposed TELUS Telecommunications Facility SUBJECT: Wireless Tri-pole Tower, 70 m (231 ft) tall with a 7.93 m2 (85 sq ft) shelter at the base LOCATION: HWY 6 / Whitehead Ski Hill LEGAL DESCRIPTION: District Lot 8221 Kootenay District, Except (1) Part included in Reference Plan 89806l and (2) Part included in Plan 2833


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

“Qualifications Of A Deacon” Wednesday Bible study, ‘God’s word in you’ 6:45 pm

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

The Salvation Army Nelson Community Church

Sunday Worship Service at 11:00 am

The death of a family member or A Branch of the Mother Church in Boston MA close friend can Sunday Service in Balfour and should make us 9:30 am at the Anglican Church on Busk Rd. think about our own For information 250-229-5237 mortality. The Bible states that each and Anglican Church of Canada every one of us will face death, and will St. Saviour's ProCathedral stand before God. Ward & Silica, Nelson Family Service & Eucharist The true question is Sunday 10:30 am this: “Are you ready St. Matthew's to meet God if today Village Road, South Slocan Sunday 9:30 am is your last day?” (No service third Sunday) Office: 8 am - 12 pm Tue - Fri 250.352.5711 St. Michael & All Angels You may be Busk Road Balfour wondering right now Sunday service 11 AM how you can be ready ALL ARE WELCOME! for eternity. Let me share one short passage of scripture with you.

Nelson Christian Science Society

Unity Centre of the Kootenays

Rom 10:9-10 That if you confess with starts at 11am your mouth, “Jesus We welcome our popular speaker Dan Nelson. is Lord,” and believe The topic is “The Electro-magnetic Effect of the in your heart that Sun on our Consciousness” God raised him from Any questions? Contact 250-354-5394 the dead, you will be 905 Gordon Rd saved. 10 For it is (IHA Bldg., back door) with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. NIV

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Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows ANY PERSON may make a written submission to the individual listed by March 15, 2013 with respect to this matter. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE as the approval of this site and its design is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Government of Canada through Industry Canada. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the proposed tower and site may be obtained through the following contact: Philip Barker Real Estate Specialist T: (647) 888-9885

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

• Developing Relationships • Music that will move you • Helping people - Help people

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Sunday Worship Gathering 10:00 am MINISTER – David Boyd

TRANSFIGURATION SUNDAY Ash Wednesday Ecumenical Service Wednesday. Feb. 13th, 7:00 pm in the sanctuary “Valentine Coffee Party” Thursday, Feb. 14th 10:00 am until noon in the lower hall

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

If being prepared for eternity is a subject that interests you, please feel free to contact Pastor Ken at Bethel Christian Centre, or talk to one of the other pastors in our community. Pastor Ken Keber, Bethel Christian Centre, Nelson BC

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Community Age Friendly Community Project

Partners come together to address future needs SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

The Age Friendly Community Project is a three-year local initiative led by Nelson CARES Society and funded by the Osprey Community Foundation and Columbia Basin Trust. Nelson CARES has brought together an advisory committee comprised of local and regional service providers and community members to guide the project. “We are extremely excited to be working in collaboration with the community,” said Jenny Robinson, executive director of Nelson CARES. “The population in the

area is aging and we need to put services and structures in place that can support existing and growing needs. The goal of this project is to build on what we have and find innovative solution for what is needed.” Building on the findings of an earlier phase, the Age Friendly Community initiative has already gathered information through a process of community engagement, stakeholder consultation, and research, assessing seniors’ needs and the community’s capacity to meet them. A collaborative model was developed and eight priority

areas were identified, including: community support and health services; housing; transportation; social participation opportunities; outdoor spaces and public facilities; respect and social inclusion; communication and information; and, civic participation and employment. This next phase of the project will focus on distilling the priority areas and identifying pilot program/ project that will be funded to: 1) enhance community capacity to address seniors needs; 2) build on existing resources; and, 3) make Nelson and Area more inclusive of and accessible to

the growing 55-plus population. “Osprey is investing in a wide community collaboration in order to get broad input and support as 1


we all work toward improving the lives of seniors in this community,” said Nelson Ames, chair of the Osprey Community Foundation board.

A project coordinator has been hired to work with the community on this remarkable initiative: Corrine Younie comes to the age-

friendly community project with 20-plus years working in non-profit management, program development, and community engagement.

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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 29, 2013

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

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Clean, well laid out 2 bedroom with a lot of room to roam around. 25min from Nelson.

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Well appointed and newly renovated 3 bed, 2.5 baths, handy to Selkirk Campus.

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Craftsman built 2,700 sqft home with large, detached workshop on 7 flat, sunny acres near Slocan Park.

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Large, well planned with 5 absolutely massive bedrooms on 1.18 acres near Fletcher Creek.

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Two bedroom, mountain retreat style cottage on whopping 29 acre parcel near Balfour.

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Right beside a tranquil creek in lower Fairview on great 60X120 lot. Wheelchair accessible too!

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ID:1465 Ideal 3 bed, 2 bath home just outside city limits. Huge sun deck w/ hot tub and fireplace.

Country farm house with two additional dwellings, & barn on 9+ prime, flat, ag-friendly acres.


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Astounding views of the Kootenay River and a very flexible floor plan. Just minutes from Nelson.

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A 330 X 85 waterfront parcel in Procter with 4 beds, 4 baths and a great 3 bay garage/shop.

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Stunning 4 bed, 3 bath home, south facing on beautiful .51 acre lot overlooking Kootenay Lake.

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Large and beautiful in-town Linwood chalet-style, cedar home with huge 3 car garage and shop.

Panoramic view, privacy, 3 bed, 3 bath, 1.72 acre property, sauna, greenhouse, hothouse & more.


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143' on the water with a solid 3 bed, 3 bath home on a level .69 acre lot w/ 1 bdrm cottage.

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Community Nelson Elder Abuse Prevention Program

Give peace of mind as your Valentine SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

This Valentine’s Day give your loved ones peace of mind. Do they understand what you want if you are no longer able to speak for yourself? There are tools for managing your money/estate and for giving directions for your health care needs when you are no longer able to speak for yourself. To manage your finances while you are alive you can appoint an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA). This person can manage your estate and investments, pay bills and act on your behalf if you can no longer direct your affairs. It is a very important position and gives direction to ensure that your loved ones know what you want. Making an EPOA is a process so: carefully choose the type of Power of Attorney (specific to your needs); choose a trustworthy and ethical person(s); discuss details of

how you want your funds to be handled with this person(s); receive consent to appoint the person(s) as EPOA. It is recommended that you appoint another individual as a Monitor and include how you wish the EPOA to report financial activities to your Monitor. The Monitor is there if financial concerns arise among family or friends and reduces the risk of your funds being misused. For managing your estate and finances after your death those you care about are best served by having a registered will with current copies appropriately distributed. To manage your health care decisions if you are no longer able to speak for yourself there are Representation Agreements and Advance Care Plans. A Representation Agreement names a specific person(s) to make certain health care decisions on your behalf. You need to write down what

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Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814


Robert Goertz 250.354.8500


This very nice, young, easy-to-keep spayed female has been homeless for way too long. She is an indoor kitty, and loves people, the more attention the better. She needs to be an only pet. Call 250-551-1053.

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A heritage classic that has been updated to today’s standards while maintaining the original detail work. Loaded with charm, you won’t be disappointed with this brilliantly renovated beauty from the past that has updated mechanical systems and features a new kitchen.


For the month of February, Laura Wilby Photography is offering PET VALENTINE sessions. Bring in your pet to our studio (must pre-book your session) and you will receive a mini-session in return for a $75 donation to KAAP. For details please call Laura: 250-354-9136 |

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Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584

$368,000 Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443

It’s rare to find a quarter of an acre lot with panoramic views of the lake, city and mountains within a short walk to downtown. The 3-4 bed home has been transformed into an open plan from its original design. Features include oak floors throughout, new appliances, new bathroom and a fully finished walkout basement. This home will have you within the first steps, call today.

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Located 15 mins from Nelson this 4-bed, 2-bath home is sure to meet your criteria. Features include hot tub, paved driveway, underground sprinkler system, spacious rooms, double attached garage and a spacious half acre lot to enjoy. This will not disappoint, call today.

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Your country retreat just south of Ymir with access to crown land, this 2-storey home is warm and inviting with upright log walls, wood beamed ceilings, wood stove in the dining and living rooms, 3 bright bedrooms, and expansive covered front porch overlooking a spacious yard. New 200-amp electrical service plus underground cable in place for a shop.

9 month old brother and sister, both are a little shy at first but warm up with attention and affection.They would love to find a home together, and will make great companions. Call 250-551-1053 to meet them in Nelson.


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Selected Fiction, Travel Guides, Journals Cookbooks, Poetry & Biographies

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Feb 8th - Bobby C Sound A/V Set Feb 9th - Electro Swing Club Feb 14th - Garden of Love Valentine’s Burlesque Show Feb 15th - Humans w/Shyness of Strangers, DJ Lucie Tic Feb 16th - Parker with Ryan Wells Feb 19th - Vinnie Paz & Ill Bill as Heavy Metal Kings Feb 21st - The Boom Booms with Erica Dee Feb 22nd - The Librarian Bass Music with Soul Feb 23rd - Nick Thayer with Soup Mar 8th - Tribute to Motown Live Band Mar 9th - Mat the Alien with SkiiTour Mar 15th - Masta Ace Mar 16th - Freddy J & Robbie C (Calgary) Mar 20th - Born Rufflans w/The Elwins

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n the tiny hamlet of Horsefly, B.C. — population 700 — lives a pair of musicians with a pair of extraordinary claims to fame.

Jason Romero is widely considered to be one of the greatest banjobuilders in the world, with a client list that includes Jerry Douglas and Ricky Skaggs. He and his wife, Pharis — an alumnus of the highly-regarded oldtime act Outlaw Social — also happen to have a vintage roots duo that’s experiencing a meteoric ascent in the folk world. After collecting a 2012 Canadian Folk Music Award for emerging artist of the year and a 2012 Independent Music Award for Americana album of the year for their duo debut, A Passing Glimpse, the couple is heading back on the road to launch their follow-up album, Long Gone Out West Blues. And it turns out the Romeros are as uncommonly-skilled at song-writing as they are at banjo-building. Where A Passing Glimpse consisted mostly of traditional numbers, Long Gone is mostly originals — eight out of 13 tracks to be precise — but it’s hard to tell. With their glorious homespun melodies and

mournful harmonies, songs like “Come on Home,” the title track, and “Lonely Home Blues” sound like the kind of things folks have been singing for generations. In fact, it’s hard to pick out those songs from the ones people have actually been singing for generations — like Walter Scott’s “Across the Bridge,” Billy Baskette’s “Waiting for the Evening Mail,” and the rollicking traditional song “Wild Bill Jones.”

Stash Trax Dustin Stashko 103.5 The Bridge Afternoon Drive Host Just like any sane person, I love to travel. It gives me a sense of being and puts everything into perspective. When I meet people travelling that share the same mindset I do, or put new ideas into my head, I never forget it. Ideas like: the proper way to do absinthe shooters, or how to punch a shark in the nose, in the event of an emercency — strong and firm. I often associate places I travel with the girls I meet. Once I met an elusive Unicorn — not the majestic horse-narwhal hybrid, but a girl. Of course this girl looked nothing like a four legged land narwhal, she just seemed unbelievable to me. She laughed at all my jokes (which is undoubtedly very hard), she was inquisitive about everything, and had this magnetism about her that the whole room would gravitate to. Over some flaming absinthe and some wine, we started to talk about music. I think one of the most intriguing things was that she was throwing band names at me that I'd never heard before. When I asked her who her favourite was — a necessary inquiry to determine whether I could truly love this person, without hesitation she said, "Hayden." She said, quite simply, he was the best musician she'd ever listened to. We went our separate ways and when I got back home, I listened to all the Hayden I could get my hands on. I figured I owed it to her. Years later, I'm still looking for Unicorns, and Hayden is still making music.

Editor: Sam Van Schie

Much like that Unicorn, the music Hayden makes is unbelievable. With beautiful Lo-Fi/Folk sounds, and his nearly two decade spanning career, he's carved out his own musical niche. On his seventh album Us Alone, we hear Hayden get back into the swing of things, but throw some new stuff at us. If there's one thing Hayden knows how to do, it's letting you glimpse into his soul. I got the chills on album opener, "Motel" ­— with lyrics like, "I can't go on pretending this song is about young lovers born to run/When it's so clearly about you and me" — about adult love, and putting children in the mix. I'm a sucker for anything with a harmonica, and "Almost Everything" starts with one. It's probably Hayden's most nostalgic and honest song to date, almost chronicling his musical career. I can say one thing for sure, the tune "Blurry Nights" is going to go on plenty of my mix tapes over the next while. Probably titled "Bedroom Rock," because it's a sexy one. For the most part, Hayden has always been more on the mellow side, which isn't a bad thing. That being said, every album needs a song that everyone can easily sing to, and on "Rainy Saturday" Hayden brings out his peppy nature, and it works to his advantage. I honestly can't stop listening to Us Alone, mostly because it makes me look forward to meeting future Unicorns, and getting in touch with past ones. Listen to this album, and when Hayden drops by Nelson in March, you'll see these songs come alive and appreciate him that much more.

Chances are you’d never heard of Horsefly, BC before reading this. But Pharis and Jason Romero are about to put it on the map. Pharis and Jason Romero play a house concert in Nelson on Tuesday, February 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 or $10 for 12 and under. For info and reservations, email or call 250-3544765.

Electro Swing club

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events in Vancouver a year ago and afThe Electro Swing ter a trip to Europe, Club returns to Nel- where the moveson this Saturday for ment began, he came another night of vin- back with the idea of tage-remixed music, creating a circuit of art and performance. connected clubs that After packing The international perRoyal earformers lier this c o u l d Electro Swing winter, the t o u r February 9 party is though. Doors 10 p.m. moving to So far Spirit Bar Spiritbar the North to take adAmerican vantage of the larger network includes venue. The night will San Francisco, Portfeature live music by land, Seattle, VicNelson's ET Atomic toria, Vancouver, Swing Band, coupled Calgary, Toronto, with stage acts by Montreal, New York local burlesque per- — and Nelson. formers. There will "We basically needalso be DJs and cir- ed a stop between cus-style performers Vancouver and Calcoming in from Van- gary and I knew couver and Calgary. somebody there [El"We basically load lyssa Del Maestro] up a bus in Vancou- who wanted to get an ver and my friend in event going," Boesen Calgary packs a limo says on how Nelson to bring everyone we got a spot on a circan round up to Nel- cuit. "The first night son," explain Bryant was so popular right Boesen, Vancouver- off the bat — with based regional orga- everyone dressed up nizer and founder of and people lined up Electro Swing Club down the street tryCanada. ing to get in — that He started hosting we said, 'Hell yeah, Electro Swing Club this is the spot.'" {vurb} editor

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tand on any spot in Nel- nay Storytelling Festival perforson, and you can feel his- mance by LeFebour, in which 122 years disappears in a heartbeat: tory.

“In October 1891 the Phair opened her doors, and oh, she was grand. There were 35 rooms, steam heat, hot and cold water, electric bells, flush closets, baths, a bar, parlours, billiard tables and dining facilities. The honeymoon suite could not be rivaled anywhere in the Interior….” Eventually the Hotel Phair became the Strathcona Hotel, where she remained as a grand old hotel until a spectacular fire in 1955 took her down. The new building would house the Royal Canadian Mounted Police — and much later, in 1990s, the Nelson City Police on the top floors, and at street level — the Library. The event and display is in recognition of BC Heritage Week. Admission is by donation.

Nelson’s newest actor pairs with its oldest for a second round of TNT’s popular play readings series. Fresh from playing antagonist jurors No. 8 and No. 3 in 12 Angry Men, Philip Sarsons and Richard Rowberry will be presenting Maurice Panych’s hilarious black comedy, Lawrence and Holloman, with Geoff Burns reading between the lines. “We keep breaking up at rehearsals,” reports Rowberry. “This is a very funny play and just the thing to chase away the winter blues. And it’s great to have a new actor in town.” Sarsons may be new to Nelson but he has lots of professional experience, having appeared in major theatres across Canada. He was the first recipient (2001) of Actor Equity’s Emerging Theatre Artist award and also worked professionally in modern dance, music composition, and is a published poet. Lawrence and Holloman follows the descending fortunes of an incurable optimist (Sarsons) as his complacent self-absorption takes him from one disaster to the next. The show goes Saturday, February 9 at 8 p.m. at the Old Church Hall, 602 Kootenay Street, at Victoria Street. Tickets are $12.

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The Nelson Public Library celebrates the history of its location during February with a photographic and artifact display (courtesy Touchstones Nelson) and a special storytelling event celebrating the Hotel Phair, a grand institution that once stood under their feet. On Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m., the Nelson Library hosts Afternoon Tea at the Hotel Phair. Gretchen Hatt Gibson, daughter of proprietor Edwin Phair, will address a 1928 meeting of the Ladies Literary Society — and you can be there! The character of Gibson is played by storyteller Susan LeFebour. Local historian Pat Rogers wrote the story of the Phair for a Koote-

Contestants ready for Mr. Nelson pageant Sam Van Schie {vurb} editor

Eight local guys will compete for the title of Mr. Nelson next week. In the running for the third annual men’s pageant are Roy Wood (who works at Nelson Chrysler), Greg Bishop (Nelson Ford), Nikko Forsberg (The Music Store), Dustin Stashko (103.5 The Bridge), Ed Wilkie (Finley’s), Dan Cosens (Canada 2-4-1), Sevrin Baker (Posture Health) and Abe Fominof (AM Ford). Organizer Rosslyne Campen says the event will run like a tradition pageant but without the swimsuit and final question rounds. The guys will show off their formal wear then move into the talent competition. “Their talent can be

anything from singing to interpretive dance to skits,” Campen explained. “They can do anything but shame themselves for the next day, there is a line and you can step on it — but I warn them not to go too far.” The reigning Mr. Nelson is Rob Boyd, a bouncer at Finley’s. He won the title when it was last handed out in 2009 after singing a montage of songs, with everything from “You Are My Sunshine” to “Daddy’s Girl,” a performance that earned him a standing ovation at the Rod and Gun Club. “It was just a phenomenal presentation of song,” Campen recalls. “It definitely sets the bar high for what the guys will have to come up with for this year.” But Campen thinks they’re up to the chal-


lenge. She says unlike previous years, the guys are working together, helping each other with their talents. “There’s such camaraderie with these guys; it’s not something you often see with pageants,” she said. “They just want to make sure they’re going to put on a good show.” Of course there’re big prizes on the line. Mr. Nelson will win an aerial tour of Nelson from High Terrain Helicopter, and there’s also Whitewater Ski passes, a backcountry adventure from Main Jet, and much more. All the competitors will walk away with a prize and a title. In addition to the Mr. Nelson, there will be awards for Best Smile, Best Legs, Best Hair, Mr. Congeniality, Mr. Ticket Sales, etc. And one audience


member will also walk away with a massive prize basket. The basket contains about $500 worth of good donated by local businesses. Usually it would be part of the Mr. Nelson prize, but the guys decided to raffle it off to the audience instead. “They felt their prizes were good enough, and wanted to do this to raise more money at the event,” Campen explained. The show is a fundraiser for Kidsport and the Nelson Food cupboard. It will be held at Finley’s on Saturday, February 16 beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 each or $25 for a two. Buy your tickets at Finley’s, 103.5 The Bridge or from any of the contestants to help them win the Mr. Ticket Sales title. There are no reserved seats. Come ready for a roucous night of fun.

FLiKS festival

Nelson’s 20th annual film festival, the Canadian FLiKS Festival, starts today. Becoming Redwood opens the festival Friday February 8 at 7 p.m. Shot in BC, this inspiring dramatic comedy is about 11-year-old Redwood Forrest Hanson (a child of the ‘60s) who dreams that if he can beat Jack Nicklaus at the 1975 Masters of golf, he will reunite his parents. Lunarcy! follows at 9 p.m. on Friday, and is a wacky documentary about people who are infatuated with the moon. From selling moon lots, to those who want to move there now, this insightful documentary speaks about our sense of home. Saturday’s fest fare starts at 1 p.m. with The Fruit Hunters, a film on hunting for and preserving the gene pool of exot-

ic, rare and endangered fruits. Following at 3 p.m. on Saturday is The World Before Her, an expose on the effect that beauty pageants are having on India’s culture. Occupy Love, Velcrow Ripper’s third and final film on the Occupy movement, is the headliner on Saturday night at 7 p.m. Velcrow will Skype from New York to introduce the film The final film of the festival is Stories We Tell by Sarah Polly on Saturday at 9 p.m. Weaving together archival footage and reconstructed scenes, Sarah and her family unravel the mystery of the family history, resulting in an amazing, riveting documentary. All films are rated PG and will be shown at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets to the festival can be bought at Otter Books.

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his outfit is divine! Tammie is looking sophisticated and classy. A well fitted classic jacket paired with a high waisted black skirt locally found at Street Clothes, black tights and HER SHOES, a beautiful pair of black wedge UGG leather boots tie the outfit in nicely. This out fit is a 10! Looking good, Tammie. Fashion Tip: Don’t ever doubt yourself ! If you want to wear a ball gown and a pair of heels to the grocery store do it and feel fabulous doing so.

Robin Kristopher is a vintage stylist and owner of Vadim Kristopher Hair Salon. She blogs at misskittenvintage. Watch for her on the streets of Nelson looking for fashionable folk to feature in this ongoing column.

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By about the end of January, I really enjoy a light, funny, and preferably, sundrenched, read. Skios, by Michael Frayn did not disappoint. Set on sunny Greek Island, this clever comedy of errors had me laughing out loud. Lost luggage, a lost lecturer, a caddish imposter

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and a couple of young women searching for love set the stage for an ever increasingly slapstick adventure. At once a satire on the ultrawealthy guru-seeking set, and the underworld of sketchy business practices, Skios will have you doubting if anything is what it seems. Stoke the fire, put your feet up and have a good laugh!

nies and rhythms with their original material. These folks are great at including the audience in their music and creating songs that beg one to get up and dance. XLR8R also showed with their full gear and cameras to make some promotional material. They rocked out several of their original tracks.

At the Dam Inn, Kevin Picard asked several musicians to join him on stage and did a great set of classic rock tunes. John from St. John, who now resides in Castlegar, also had a good set with musicians joining him, notably Ben on the sax. John did a mix of covers and a couple of his original compositions. Near the end of the evening, I had Ben on sax and Ron on trumpet on my version of “Stormy Monday.” Brian Rosen and Rob Funk from the local band What Now were at the Balfour Beach Inn. Brian fronted one set and also backed me up on drums with Rob on the bass. Really enjoy playing with these guys. Chris Bodie was also there giving us some great vocals and guitar licks. For Open Stage dates and times please visit or call the venue nearest you.


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A quiet success


e were about to settle into watching a couple more episodes of our current obsession, Downton Abbey, and Angela requested that I open a bottle of wine, “a nice smooth red,” she said.

Breakfast at Kings Restaurant Fresh brewed coffee, homemade breakfast cooked to order.

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Always happy to comply with such easy requests, I went down to the wine cellar and considered a couple of possibilities before settling on a Meritage, this one a 2010 vintage from Lake Breeze, which touts itself as “a Naramata Bench Wine Farm.” While this Meritage, a blend of 50 per cent Merlot, 25 per cent Cabernet Franc, 20 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon and 5 per cent Malbec, would certainly fulfill Angela’s request, it would do even more than that. As we sipped from our glasses we were immediately transported back to our many memorable visits to a winery that doesn’t make a big deal about itself, probably because it doesn’t need to. When we were seated on The Patio on our first visit many years ago, we were so enchanted with the property and the view of Okanagan Lake and Summerland across the water that we had to force ourselves to focus

on the small menu. I remember commenting that it was easy to imagine that we were in Italy or France or California, with the perfectly manicured landscaping leading to rows of grapevines that seemed to slope right down to the lakeshore. We shaded our eyes from the hot sun and just sat soaking in the atmosphere. And we have rarely failed to return to the winery for a tasting and lunch. My impression that the winery is a quiet success was reinforced as I searched through its web site and on-line articles. Nowhere could I find a reference to the name of its owners, only that they bought the property in 2000 and became the fourth proprietors since Lake Breeze opened in 1995. Clearly, this was not an ego investment. It was also interesting to learn that winemaker Garron Elmes has been at his job since the winery first opened. He arrived at Lake Breeze from South Africa, where he had earned diplomas in both oenology and viticulture. The stabilizing influence of Elmes has no doubt contributed to the winery’s consistent reputation for making very nice wines. And those wines aren’t necessarily the usual suspects, either. It was in this tasting room that we first expe-

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rienced Pinotage, a grape commonly grown in South Africa but rarely in North America, and Ehrenfelser, a lovely smooth and floral grape that Elmes continues to make in an offdry style that brings out the best in this still not common varietal. Back to the Meritage. It is worth pointing out the origin and meaning of the word. If a server or wineshop employee refers to it as Merit-ahj, giving it a French pronunciation, they don’t know what they are talking about. The word rhymes with heritage and is a blend of that word and merit. It was created by a group of California winemakers who wanted to market their Bordeaux blends (combinations of Merlot, Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot or Carmenere). Any winery using the term on its labels must be licensed under the Meritage Alliance, which sets the rules for its use. Our bottle of Lake Breeze 2010 Meritage was nicely balanced and packed with berry flavours, but also included the smoky and leathery notes that we love in Cab Francs. It paired perfectly well with Downton Abbey, the rich, full-flavoured drama set in a Somerset estate in World War I-era England.

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Specializing in Greek cuisine, fresh Mediterranean Style Roast La mb served nightly. Come try our world fa mous fish‘n’chips, a Nelson icon for over 25 years. Gourmet burgers, wraps and sandwiches. We offer a wide selection of vegetarian dishes. Join us for every occasion.

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his delicious recipe comes from our friends at Fisherman’s Market, where you can pick up the Arctic Char you’ll need to make this meal. This, and many other exciting recipes and meal ideas, can be found at Ingredients 4 portions, Arctic Char (150-200g each) 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp butter Salt & pepper 2/3 cup almond butter (smooth) 2 tsp garlic, minced or grated ¼ cup + 1 tsp lemon juice 1/8 tsp lemon zest 2 tsp chives, chopped ¼ tsp ginger, finely grated 2 tsp soy sauce 4 tsp olive oil 4 tsp hot water

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Method Almondine Crust Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, mix until smooth.

dine mixture evenly over the fish with a rubber spatula, 1/8” in thickness. Finish in the oven for an additional three to five minutes.

Arctic Char Preheat oven to 350°F. Preheat a non-stick skillet over medium/high heat, then add olive oil and butter. Season the arctic char fillets and place flesh side down in the hot pan. After three minutes, carefully turn the fillets over, being sure to turn the fish away from you to prevent splashing (two utensils may be helpful with this step). Once turned, spread the almon-

Note: Two pans may be used to cook all four fillets at the same time, or after spreading almondine mixture, the fillets can be transferred onto a baking sheet, then finished in the oven.

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�rts and Entertainment Listings Talent Competition

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).


Capitol Theatre Season presents Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal performing Harry and Night Box on Saturday, February 23 at 8 p.m. This one night will feature two dance performances. A thrilling fusion of dance styles and polished techniques performed by internationally renowned and extraordinarily talented dancers. Choreographers are Montreal based We Wei Wang and the Israeli-American choreographer Barak Marshall. Tickets $35 for adult, $28 for student. Buy tickets online at or phone 250-352-6363 Tuesday to Friday from noon to 4:30pm. The Capitol Theatre Kids Series presents Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal on Sunday, February 24 at 2 p.m. with Zap, a selection of excerpt from BJM repertoire assembled like a succession of music videos that will introduce the youg audience to the world of contemporary dance. Tickets are $12.50. Buy tickets online at or phone 250-352-6363 Tuesday to Friday from noon to 4:30pm.


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! singalong, 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.


Capitol Theatre Season presents an evening of stand-up comedy Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m. Opening the show is Nelson's own Lucas Myers, appearing as his alter egos, including Steven the Art Star and Randy From Creston, sharing various insights about the absurdity of these, our modern times. Next up will be Ivan Decker, who is one of the most enjoyable comedians in the country and has appeared at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival. The headliner of the evening is Patrick Maliha, who holds the world record for most impressions in one minute and appears regularly on the popular CBC program The Debaters. Tickets are $25 for adult, $20 for students. Buy tickets online at or phone 250-352-6363 Tuesday to Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m.

Spoken Word

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


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

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

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 22 and 23. Times and ticket prices are to be determined. This is a fundraiser for the Civic Theatre renovation project.

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 sweaty with real live grooves, while VJ

mini-workshops and prizes. Doors by donation to the FOODTREE Permaculture’s event scholarship fund.

Your event can be featured here! Call 250.352.1890 & ask for Karen or Laura! Soph Aloof will bring some tasty original visuals to the table. Doors at 10 p.m. Ticket information at the Hume Hotel. Pharis and Jason Romero play a house concert in Nelson on Tuesday, February 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 or $10 for 12 and under. For info and reservations, email or call 250-3544765. 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. Electric Wednesdays with Estevan at The Royal on February 13. 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. 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 two-time Juno nominee Jeremy Fisher on Saturday, February 16. Tickets are $15, available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and online at 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,

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. 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. 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 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 non-ticket 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. Lots of great prizes to be won. 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.

Visual Art

Art at the Capitol Theatre presents The Dance by Erica Konrad. The primary medium used is encaustic, a mixture of beeswax, tree sap and pigments. The exhibition runs until March 31. All artwork is for sale. 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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