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A different take on graduation

Controversial Self Design High’s EOS program will make history this spring when its first graduating takes a huge step into an exciting future. before they get coast there, More than 65 years ago Japanese Canadiansclass were forcibly removed from their homes on But British Columbia’s report card this group of 14 peopleValley are determined makeofathe difference the present and brought to internment camps in places likeyoung the Slocan during the to height Secondin World War. Today those who lived through the ordeal tell stories of struggle, sadness, and forgiveness. Here’s one such tale... rates Nelson area schools GREG NESTEROFF


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ongtime Nelson resident Yosh Tagami mi remembers working for 25 cents an KIRSTEN HILDEBRAND n hour building internment shacks on Nelson Starthe Reporter Popoff farm near Slocan City. He was 17 controversial and his familyannual would soon move intoo The report one of those houses, which measured by the Fraser Institute is out with 14 x 25 rankings feet. its of several schools in the “The first winter wasdistrict cold with four feet Kootenay Lake school along of snow, and icicles formed inside with their provincial counterparts. so we putThe cardboard fromonboxes the walls,â€? Report Card B.C.’son Elemenhe says. tary Schools 2013 rates 853 public was no insulation andThere independent elementarybeyond schoolspaper and shiplap, and no indoor plumbing. based on 10 academic indicators using data from annual Wooden bunkthe beds lay atFoundation either end of Skills Assessments (FSA)inadministhe house with a kitchen the middle. tered for the B.C. Ministry of Edu- and They used a wood stove for cooking cation. heating. “By pinpointing theand subject areasgreen “Rice was rationed we made in which individual schools are im- had a garden tea from alfalfa leaves,â€? he says. “We arden and also proving or declining and how their bought vegetables fromHigh the EOS DoukSelf sDesign programABOVE students —Even were preparing for their masquerade ball which takes place this Saturday night. The academic performance compares hoborsto who came horse-driven driven evente isinanhorse important fundraiser for their ambitious Kirsten Hildebrand photo before World War grad II, projects. that of other BC schools overwagons. the pastâ€? Japanese Canadians The EOS students are celebratThe cooperative approach fosters five years, our report helps educators KIRSTEN Tagami, now 85, wasHILDEBRAND born at like Yosh Tagami self-motivation and teaches “life ing graduation by volunteering prioritize learning challenges in their Nelson Star Reporter Genoa Bay on Vancouver Island were ďŹ ngerprinted is learning.â€? while exploring other cultures and schools,â€? says Peter Cowley, director and raised at Paldi, a sawmill and photographed Fourteen Grade 12 students are “Everyone has to be so self- landscapes. They’re taking action of school performance studies at the communitymaking near Duncan. He for identity cards the transition from be- motivated, â€? says student Brynn on something that matters deeply Fraser Institute. had four brothers and twoto influential; ing influenced their that people want to them, says graduating student Kootenay Lake School District when theyForsey. turned “Seeing 16. sisters. Their father Jirosaku, a perspective on graduating sets a— ThouCobi Delfiner. to learn is empowering.â€? superintendent Jeff Jones explains RIGHT millwright, was injured tipping point. in a fall “We were looking for someRather than the typical graduthe FSA exams, designed by teachsands of internees work, so the sons SelfDesign High is graduating this group is dedicated to a thing a bit more meaningful,â€? she ers, help educators see trends.and Theunable to were sent ation, to Slocan as teenagers. the first group of youth from its graduation district does an analysis of eachbegan test logging City where they en- with a difference. They says. “Our program to begin with EOS program this year. dured The al-primitive have living been preparing, research- is so diverse. It breaks through the item to see how they can respond to ternative school ing, and planning for months, Story continues to leads students conditions. Story continues to as theyon learn through experience with some new and innovative Story continues to ‘Tagami’ Page 3 (Tak Toyota photo) ‘Students’ on Page 11 while completing group projects. approaches. ‘District’ on Page 27

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Breaking boards Making change


id you know that there are 27 million slaves in the world today? Master Dean Siminoff ’s Tae Kwon Do school is working with the youth group at the Nelson Evangelical Covenant Church to raise awareness and financial support to help free these modern day slaves, focussing on their student oath that says they are, “Champions of Freedom and Justice.” Saturday afternoon the Kootenay Christian Tae Kwon Do school held a demonstration and break-a-thon at Chakho Mika Mall to raise awareness about the issue. They have been learning a little bit about slavery and how adults and many children are being unfairly treated and don’t have their own freedom. International Justice Mission is an organization that investigates, rescues, and rehabilitates victims of oppression. They also have lawyers and police officers that help prosecute criminals who have broken the laws and mistreated these slaves. Siminoff ’s goal, along with what the youth group has already raised, is $4,500 which is the average cost of a rescue mission and has the potential to rescue many slaves at once. In the finale, 27 boards representing the 27 million slaves were broken. For more information about TKD or to donate contact Siminoff at or check the school out online at Gold belt Niya Laktin breaks her first board with her dad, Jamie holding. (top) The grand finale included breaking 27 boards representing the 27 million slaves in the world today.

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Dressed in matching black and red, about 40 dancers gathered in the Chahko Mika Mall on Valentine’s Day for a flash mob to bring awareness to violence against women, as part of the global One Billion Rising movement. The group of mostly women, with a few children and men among them, danced for about 10 minutes before dispersing. See more photos at by searching “Dancers.” studio+showroom by appt 250.825.4790

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Break-in spree hits Queens Bay KIRSTEN HILDEBRAND Nelson Star Reporter

Thieves took their time searching for valuables after breaking into several unoccupied cabins in the Queens Bay area. Kaslo RCMP Cpl. Shaun Begg says the break-ins happened during the week of February 22 to March 1 in 10 cabins located between the 1500 and 1750 blocks of Highway 31. “Unknown suspects forced their way into 10 cabins,” says Begg. “They rifled through most everything.

They didn’t cause damage but looked for valuables in pretty much every nook and cranny of the cabin so clearly they had a lot of time.” Geography along that stretch of highway puts houses below the road and because most windows face the water, suspects easily had time with their illegal activity undetected. It’s unclear what was taken from the homes that saw damage such as broken windows and doors as the suspects forced their way into the cabins. The forensic identification

crew was on the scene Tuesday and gained information into the case which will be further examined as the investigation continues. There are no suspects at this point. Unoccupied vacation homes are an easy target for thieves. Begg says these homeowners were aware of the risks and did what they could to prevent theft. “These folks did everything they could and this was just bad guys breaking in,” he says. He explains the cabins were well-secured by locks,

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boarding up access points and some even screwed doors into the frames. Residents also did an excellent job securing and/or removing properties that were sentimental or of value to them, he says. “One homeowner even put up a sign on the door that said, ‘no booze, no money, no valuables, no power,’ but the people still broke in,” says Begg. RCMP ask anyone attending a cabin who finds it disturbed or broken into to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477.

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We are pleased to welcome Lori Anne Donald MScPT to our physiotherapy team. Lori Anne graduated with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto and has been working in private practice in Ontario since her graduation. Lori Anne is committed to learning and has completed 2 levels of postgraduate training in Manual Therapy with the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and is currently working towards her acupuncture certification. Lori Anne is excited to be in Nelson and is looking forward to being a part of our community and working with people of all ages to help them achieve their best possible level of function. In true Kootenay style, she is an avid skier, white water kayaker, salsa dancer and has 17 years experience with classical ballet. Lori Anne is looking forward to working with you. Please call to book an appointment.

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Friday, March 8, 2013 Nelson Star

City of Nelson Budget Talks

Arts groups look for funding bump SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

Each year during budget time, City-funded organizations present their annual budget to council and make a case for their existing funding amount to be maintained or increased. As other levels of government reduce funding opportunities for arts organizations, some of Nelson’s cultural strongholds have asked the city for increases in 2013. Touchstones Nelson, which operates the public museum, archives and art gallery on Vernon Street, is asking for an additional $4,000 — which is a two per cent increase to the current funding rate of about $385,000. Leah Best said the money would go directly to Touchstone’s core services, including maintaining the archives and collections, and hosting new exhibits and programming. Best noted that Touchstones has noticed a trend in declining admission year after year since 2009, but hopes that increasing its marketing budget for 2013 will help reverse that. The museum also fell short on its 2012 fundraising targets (in part because there was no heritage home tour last year), though membership sales, facility rentals, and giftshop and program revenues have remained stable or increased. This year Touchstone’s projects include, updating the heritage walking tour

brochure, a redesign of the museum military display, assisting with the Nelson Fire Hall’s 100th anniversary celebrations and moving the hisoric Ladybird out of storage, so it can be displayed at community events. ••• The Capitol Theatre, the 426 seat performance venue on Victoria Street that is celebrating its 25th season this year, asked the City for a $7,500 funding increase — on top of the $55,000 it currently provides. Executive director Stephanie Fischer said city funding helps keep rental rates and ticket prices affordable. Last year the theatre hosted 103 performances, which sold a total of 25,500 tickets. The theatre operates with two full-time and three parttime employees and the help of more than 100 volunteers. In 2012, the theatre recorded a $29,000 deficit. The theatre has been operating in the red since 2008. Currently, the society’s liabilities exceed its assets by about $55,000. In June 2012, the society took measures to reverse its downward trend through improved financial controls, that included hiring a bookkeeper and establishing a finance committee. They also replaced their executive director — though the society said at the time that decision wasn’t influenced by finances. ••• Nelson and District Arts Council, the group responsible for Artwalk, asked for an additional $2,000 from the

Touchstones Nelson is looking for an additional $4,000 from the City of Nelson this year.

City — which would double what the city provides the group. President Ron Robinson said the additional funding would be used to establish a new summer festival in Nelson. The arts council finished 2012 with about a $15,000 surplus and plans to re-hire an executive director — a position the arts council was forced to cut due to lack of funding in 2009. Over the past four years, the arts council has operated as a managing board. The Nelson Arts Council advocates on behalf of artists and works to create opportunities for artists in all disciplines to present their work. In 2012 the arts council coordinated the Colours of Nelson mural project at the Orange Bridge. It also started quarterly “ArtSocial” gatherings and Blue Night art opening. This year Artwalk celebrates its 25th season.

••• Nelson Cultural Development Committee — the city committee responsible for planning and developing Nelson’s cultural sector, including implementing the city’s art in public places policy and promoting heritage —is asking for a $10,000 increase on top of the $25,000 in city funding it currently receives. The money would be used to fund more hours for Cultural Development Officer Joy Barrett or a subcontractor to work with her, with new dedicated funding for heritage projects. The Cultural Development Officer position is currently funded for 13.5 hours per week. The increased funding would allow for 15 hours per week for cultural development and three hours per week for heritage development. Barrett noted that her role has expanded as she’s taken on roles with downtown and railtown working groups and heritage development. Last year council decided its Community Heritage Commission and Advisory Planning Committee would be dissolved and their responsibilities shifted to the Cultural Development Commission, which was renamed the Cultural Development Committee. The City will be holding a budget open house on Monday at the Nelson Public Library. The open house runs from noon to 4 p.m. and resumes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be a formal presentation at 7 p.m.

City of Nelson Budget Talks

Sports Council seeks funding retention SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

Nelson Regional Sports Council plans to seek grant funding to continue upgrades at the Civic Centre Arena, but isn’t asking for increased funding from the City of Nelson in the 2013 budget. The sports council receives $55,000 annually from the City. At a committee of the whole meeting last month executive director Kim Palfenier made a presentation to council explaining how that money has been put to work and made her case for continued funding at the current level. The sports council is responsible for

operations at the Civic Centre arena and has overseen numerous upgrades to the old building. In 2012, one of the change rooms was upgraded and a sports museum was opened in the space. This year another change room renovation is planned, as well as upgrading the men’s bathroom. Palfenier said she also hopes to see a sports-theme mural painted on the exterior wall that faces the Nelson and District Community Complex. She’s been in talks with the artists who designed the Colours of Nelson mural below the Orange Bridge to see what they could do for the side of the arena. “We’ve had a mural in mind for a

couple years to brighten up that side and stop the tagging that occasionally shows up on that wall,” Palfenier said, noting the project would depend on grant availability. The sports council also wants to see a new entryway built as an exterior addition to the arena to add a foyer area with an elevator for wheelchair access into the arena, and double doors to reduce heat loss from the building. All exterior work needs city approval. Palfenier hopes to complete the planning and approval stages for that project Story continues to ‘Plenty’ on Page 11

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After six weeks of hitting the gym and focusing on personal health, Keith Page has won the Nelson Star’s Get Fit Challenge. Pleased to be rewarded for his efforts, Page is happy with the prize — a six-month gym pass to Power By You where he’s been working out. It means this positive first step toward fitness can continue, he says. “I feel really good,” Page says. “This six weeks has been a good refresher as to what I need to be doing, but making that into a habitual life change is going to take longer. This gives me access to the gym so I have somewhere to go and get my energy out, all under supervision so I keep learning. I want to make this a life change not just ‘there was this one year where you worked out for six weeks and lost a bunch of weight.’ This will turn it into a full transformation not just a blip.” The Star-organized challenge garnered great attention with many people wanting to participate. The five who were chosen worked hard toward their fitness goals with several achieving what they set out to do, says Publisher Karen Bennett. Page was selected as the winner of the Get Fit Challenge for successfully reaching what seemed like an impossible goal. “He set an aggressive goal,” Bennett says. “Losing 21 lbs was huge.” Page also lost a total of 13.5 inches: his chest was 47 and now is 44. His hips are down two inches to 42. “I am in pants I haven’t worn in seven years,” he says. The 32-year-old founder of Green-Light Communications, bachelor and rugby player says he contemplated dialing back his goal set six weeks ago but for him, 10 lbs. didn’t seem like enough of a test — truly buying into the challenge aspect of Get Fit. “For me, I can’t set goals that I don’t feel are at least challenging,” he says. Participating in the challenge taught Page what he needs to do to get into shape. Part of that was establishing



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Ancron Medical Centre To Patients of Dr. Annemarie DeKoker This notice is to inform patients that Dr. Dekoker is no longer practicing at the Ancron Medical Centre. Dr. Van Der Vyver and Dr. Reinecke have graciously agreed to accommodate Dr. Dekoker’s patients into their practices. Those patients who have not yet made arrangements to see Dr. Van Der Vyver or Dr. Reinecke please give our office a call. We look forward to hearing from you! Nelson’s Keith Page (right) was one of five participants in the Nelson Star’s Get Fit Challenge. He claimed the title after six weeks working out at Power By You with Cody Abbey and Ali Popoff (left). Kirsten Hildebrand photo

a routine. Morning classes with Cody Abbey at Power By You have helped him out of his traditional role as a late starter. Hitting the gym after a healthy breakfast followed by an early start at the office has enhanced his daily routine, he says. “The whole cycle of my day has improved in all sorts of aspects. It’s been a super positive experience,” he says. Page attended an average of four to five classes a week. “I feel I did a really good job of going to class, hitting every class I could,” he says. “I got myself in a good rhythm… good structure to get these benefits.” The four other participants of the Get Fit Challenge are similarly pleased with the experience and the results they achieved. Cathy Robinson, a 56-year-old receptionist struggled with a slowing metabolism. She found motivation through positive reinforcement and camaraderie at The Circuit as she worked out with women similar in age. “Once they found out who I was and why I was there, I had a lot of encouragement and input from others about their experiences. You get the feeling that what’s happening to you isn’t extraordinary, it’s normal,” she says. When Robinson entered into the Get Fit Challenge, she had her mind set on losing pounds. Over the course of the six weeks she realized

that feeling great matters more than society’s focus on size. “At first I was looking for big numbers in terms of pounds and over the course of the fitness challenge, I adjusted my thinking into inches and how you feel more than what shows on the scale,” she says. “We hang too much on numbers that don’t really mean anything. Even if there hadn’t been inches lost, I know I feel better.” The energy that carries her through her day will motivate her to stay active and she plans to continue her routine of working out three times a week. Natalia Skiba agrees. The 25-year-old also felt an energy boost from working out. “Waking up in the morning is a challenge for me,” she says. “But waking up early in the morning and going for a workout, it just made my days better. I didn’t feel tired at the end of the day, which was awesome, and I felt full of energy at work. It made me feel really good.” Skiba enjoyed the experience of working out with Helen at Renew, learning proper technique lifting weights and losing about 8 lbs. “Overall I feel a lot stronger. I feel really good,” she says. “I am toned. I lost weight, which I am really happy about.” The process has inspired Skiba to get that gym pass she didn’t think she could afford

at the beginning of the experience. She wants to keep the momentum started with Get Fit. Tera De Vuono wants to capitalize on the momentum of the challenge as well. For her, it all stems from wanting to keep the positive going. “It was good for me in my life, what it did for my mind, too,” she says. Learning about the body, muscle groups and the importance of core strength, pilates at Kootenay Pilates turned out to be a good fit for the 42-year-old who juggles family and work. “I love pilates — absolutely love it. I like the type of exercise. I saw huge results and it wasn’t hard on the body, the joints,” she says pointing out an ankle weakness that noticeably got better. Committed to changing her eating habits, she lost 11 lbs and between 10 to 12 inches over her body. “I did better than I thought I would in that time,” she says. Overcoming the challenge of committing to the regime at first, she learned the importance of continuing what’s been established. “I learned that I have to keep exercising,” she laughs. Lindsay MacKay always enjoyed the cardio aspect of exercise, but had let her strength fade. This challenge Story continues to ‘Numbers’ on Page 11

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Friday, March 8, 2013 Nelson Star


What’s an hour worth to you?


he concept of time is just as subjective as the concept of flavour... or the concept of what good music is. We’ve all got our own ideas and we’ve all got a date with a changing clock this Saturday night. The fact that some folks don’t think it’s a big deal only goes to illustrate the point made above. What’s widely accepted is that one hour makes a pretty extreme difference The main thing across the board. is that we’ve got It’s like the differin one or two more daylight ence degrees spelling the with which to difference between a revel in the joy of bumper crop and a West Kootenay famine. Authorities will living. likely report a spike in car accidents during morning commutes following Saturday night’s seasonal adjustment to our clocks. People who study such things in extreme depth can estimate the dollars lost to society by way of eroded productivity thanks to that lost hour of shut-eye. Some of us are not likely to lose too much sleep worrying about such things, we’re already consumed by enough critical points to ponder. The main thing is that we’ve got more daylight with which to revel in the joy of West Kootenay living, and that more than makes up for an hour of lost wink-time. Don’t think we won’t appreciate getting it back next fall, by then, we’ll need it. - Castlegar News

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Editor: Bob Hall Publisher: Karen Bennett

World View — Gwynne Dyer

Venezuela after Hugo Chavez “The graveyards are full of indispensable men,” said Georges Clemenceau, prime minster of France during the First World War, and promptly died to prove his point. He was duly replaced, and France was just fine without him. Same goes for Hugo Chavez and Venezuela. “Comandante Presidente” Chavez’s death on Tuesday came as no surprise. He was clearly coming home to die when he returned from his last bout of surgery in Cuba in December, and since then everybody in politics in Venezuela has been pondering their post-Chavez strategies. But none of them really knows what will happen in the election that will be held by the end of April, let alone what happens afterwards. Venezuela never stopped being a democracy despite 14 years of Chavez’s rule. He didn’t seize power. He didn’t even rig elections, though he used the government’s money and privileged access to the media to good effect. He was elected president four times, the first three with increasing majorities — but the last time, in 2012, he fell back sharply, only defeating his rival by 54 per cent to 44 per cent. That is certainly not a wide enough margin to guarantee that his appointed successor, Nicolas Maduro, will win the next election. Maduro will doubtless benefit from a certain sympathy vote, but that effect may be outweighed by the fact that Chavez is no longer there in person to work

his electoral magic. If his United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) were to lose that election, it would not be a tragedy. Chavez was an unnecessarily combative and polarizing politician and a truly awful administrator, but he has actually achieved what he went into politics for. Twenty years ago Venezuelan politics was a corrupt game fought out between two factions of a narrow elite. Now the task of using the country’s oil wealth to improve the lives of the poor majority is central to all political debate in the country. In last year’s election, the Venezuelan opposition parties managed to unite behind a single presidential candidate, Enrique Capriles, whose political platform was basically “Chavismo” without the demagoguery. In previous elections, the opposition had railed against Chavez’s “socialism” and Marxism, and lost by a wide margin. Capriles, by contrast, promised to retain most of Chavez’s social welfare policies, and lost very narrowly. Over the past dozen years Chavez’s governments have poured almost $300 billion into improving literacy, extending high school education, creating a modern, universally accessible health-care system, build housing for the homeless, and subsidising household purchases from groceries to appliances. What made that possible was not “socialism”, but Venezuela’s huge oil revenues. Capriles had to promise

Hugo Chavez

to maintain these policies because the poor — and most Venezuelans are still poor — won’t vote for a candidate who would end all that. He just said that he would spend that money more effectively, with less corruption, and a lot of people believed him. It would not be hard to be more efficient than Chavez’s slapdash administration. Venezuela today has the fairest distribution of wealth in the Americas, with the obvious exception of Canada. Venezuela’s “Gini coefficient,” which measures the wealth gap between the rich and the poor, is 0.39, whereas the United States is 0.45 and Brazil, even after ten years of reforming left-wing governments, is still 0.52. (A lower score means less inequality of income.) For all of Chavez’s ranting about class struggle and his admiration for Fidel Castro, this was not achieved in Venezuela by taking money from the rich and giving it to the poor. It was accomplished by spending the oil revenue differently. He changed the political psychology of the country, and it now has the poten-

tial to be a Saudi Arabia with democracy. That is not a bad thing to be, and the Venezuelan opposition has finally grasped that fact. It remains for Chavez’s own party to understand that it has actually won the war, and to stop refighting the old battles. A spell in opposition might help it to come to terms with its proper role in the new Venezuelan political consensus: no longer an embattled “revolutionary” movement, but the more radical alternative in a more or less egalitarian democracy. This will be hard for the PSUV to do, because the people around Chavez are still addicted to the rhetoric and the mindset of “struggle” against the forces of evil that they see on every side. Nicolas Maduro, for example, could not resist claiming that Chavez’s cancer had been induced by foul play by Venezuela’s enemies when he announced the leader’s death. One day, Maduro promised, a “scientific commission” would investigate whether Chavez’s illness was brought about by what he called an enemy attack, presumably by the United States. Ridiculous, paranoid stuff, and it shows just how far the PSUV has to travel to take its proper place in a modern, democratic Venezuela. But the journey has begun, and it will probably get there in the end. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

Nelson Star Friday, March 8, 2013


Wayne Germaine

Water meters make no sense

Recently the City of Nelson commissioned a study of our water system that largely promotes adding watering metering to Nelson’s system. This is a very expensive proposition, the cost would be between $2 million and $3 million to install the meters. In addition they would saddle Nelson residents with the ongoing maintenance of thousands of meters. So why spend the money? The study discusses the ideas of conserving water and making the system more equitable between users. First do we need to conserve water beyond what we’re doing now? Nelson has an abundant year around supply of water. We tap three small creeks that feed into several smallish reservoirs. We have a huge natural reservoir which is the snowpack in the mountains above the city. We’re not about to run out of water. According to the study, 7

Nelson residents already use far less water per household than the national average, about 30 per cent less. Also our system leaks into the ground about a quarter of the water we divert. By continuing the program of repair and upgrades to stop the leaks we will automatically increase our supply. As far as equity between users, several things need to be kept in mind. First there is no cost difference to supply one household using 750 gallons of water per day and a neighbouring household using a 1,000 gallons. We’re also not burdened with the cost of pumping water from wells or building massive reservoirs. Our system has been built and paid for over many decades by the residents. It would be very inequitable to now start charging residents different rates when there is no cost difference to supply the water. So why spend millions

of dollars to install water meters when there are no benefits for the residents? I believe under the guise of water conservation, our senior governments would love to see cities like the City of Nelson use water meters to substantially increase the price of water in order to develop another source of revenue so they can scale back their financial contributions to cities. This would be a betrayal of the residents in order to supply the appetite of our governments for more of our money. We built the water system for our benefit, not our governments. Water should be priced at the cost of supply and our governments can look at controlling their expenses and spending. Thankfully the City of Nelson has not decided to go ahead with water metering yet and hopefully never do. Stu McDonald Nelson

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March 8-9 Dr. Herr is a 1977 graduate of Harvard University, with a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Since then he has participated in, as well as personally directed, several digs in the Middle East. Herr presently serves as professor of Religious Studies and Archaeology at Canadian University College where he has been since 1985. He is an author, editor and contributor to numerous books, scientific articles and papers and is the recipient of several awards, including the 2004 George Ernest Wright Publications Award from the American Schools of Oriental Research. From 2007 he has been a member of the Committee for Archaeological Research and Policy of the American Schools of Oriental Research. The Nelson Seventh-day Adventist Church is honoured to host Dr. Herr and is pleased to be able to offer such archeological and biblical scholarship to our community.

Friday, March 8 7:00 PM: Who Was Baal? Why Did Israel Want to Worship Him? This lecture looks at the Canaanite god Baal, his story, and what made him attractive to Biblical people.

Saturday, March 9 11:00 AM: An Archaeologist Looks at Psalm 23. We look at the Biblical cultural world that archaeologists still encounter today and show how it influences our understanding of the most famous psalm in the Bible. 12:00 noon: Participants’ Vegetarian potluck 2:00 PM: Did God Have a Wife? This lecture looks at the two most prominent gods of Canaan and the archaeological evidence for their existence in the popular worship of some Israelites.

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7:00 PM: How to Use Your Computer to Study the Bible. This lecture teaches people how to use the free electronic concordance “e-Sword.” For best results, download the concordance to your laptop or iPad (just Goggle “e-sword”) and bring it with you. This will open a vast world of possibilities to your Bible study techniques.


Friday, March 8, 2013 Nelson Star

Letters to the Editor

School board’s budget numbers don’t add up

I am a retired teacher, but I will always be a supporter of public education in our school district. Unfortunately, I think our school board is doing a poor job of supporting our students and schools this school year. Our school board has shown two main areas of weakness that need immediate improvement. First, our school board should not be afraid to give the public honest, accurate information. When someone asks how many fewer, full-time equivalent teaching positions there are this school year, trustees and administration should know the answer and give the public the answer. They should also know what programs and services have been cut this school year. I am concerned that some of the information that the public has received this school year has been misleading or incorrect and our trustees have made no attempt to correct that misinformation and let the public hear the truth.

For example, I would like to clarify a statement that appeared in the November 2 edition of the Nelson Star that said, “there are five more teaching positions in the district this year compared to last year.” There might be a “53-student increase in enrolment overall,” but how can there be more teaching positions when the proposed balanced budget in the spring of 2012 had, approximately, a $3 million cut to the teacher salaries budget line. The reality is that the school board cut five fewer teaching positions than they expected. How many teaching positions were still cut? Good luck finding out that information. Our school board gives me the impression that they would rather make things “look good” than give out any accurate information that might cause some concern to the public. Second, our school board should do its homework when it comes to the budget process. They should expect the budget to make sense. For example, I am still concerned about a

large discrepancy between the amount of savings to be accomplished from reducing the teacher salaries budget line as shown on financial documents and the number of proposed teaching positions to be reduced in School District No. 8.

Our school board should not be afraid to give the public honest, accurate information. The following is what I have observed during the 2012/13 budget process: • In the spring of 2012 it was estimated there would be a cut to teachers’ salaries equalling $2,992,413 and an estimated reduction in teaching staff 19. By my calculation that would mean that each teacher earns $157,495. We know that’s not the case. • On November 1, 2012, the Nelson Star reported an influx of students and five more teachers than proposed which equalled a 14 FTE reduction in

teaching staff but I noticed no change in cut to the teachers’ salaries budget line from previous estimates. The proposed cut was still at $2,992,413. That would mean that each teacher earns $213,743. • On November 20, 2012, document App F, p 25 titled “School Staffing Comparison 2011-12 and 2012-13” indicates an increase of 51.218 students to the district and a decrease of 8.8217 FTE staff. • Document titled “Salaries at December 31, 2012” (finance committee meeting, January 29, 2013, p. 66) — teachers’ salaries line increased by $383,551 equalling a cut to the teachers’ salaries budget line of $2,608,862. Using the loss of 14 teachers, my calculations would now indicate that each teacher earns $186,347. • The amended annual budget received at January 29, 2013 finance committee meeting on page 8 — An additional increase to the teachers’ salaries budget line of $206,571 equals a total cut to the teachers’ salaries budget line of $2,402,291.

So now we have teachers supposedly earning $171,592. This budget process information shows that either the district has reduced the teaching staff by far more than they claim or it would appear that the district will have a major deficit at the end of this school year. It is clear to me that the numbers and figures don’t add up, but the only answer I received at two public finance committee meetings was silence. One has to ask, why? The public deserves to know what is going on, whether it is good news or bad news. Finally, let me say to our school board and the public that you should be very concerned. When we have an increase in the number of students in our district, we should not be cutting teaching positions and programs/services to students. You cannot put students first, when you put teachers last. Herb Couch Nelson


Updating parcel tax rolls for the following service areas: South Slocan Water Service Parcel Tax Duhamel Water Service Parcel Tax

Balfour Water Service Parcel Tax

Woodland Water Service Parcel Tax

Ymir Water Service Frontage Tax

West Robson Water Service Parcel Tax

Voykin Street Lighting Service Parcel Tax

Edgewood Water Service Parcel Tax

Riondel Water Service Frontage Tax

Grandview Properties Water Service Parcel Tax

Lucas Road Water Service Parcel Tax Sanca Park Water Service Parcel Tax

McDonald Creek Water Service Parcel Tax

Burton Water Service Parcel Tax

Fauquier Water Service Parcel Tax

Woodbury Water Service Parcel Tax

New commencing for taxation year 2013:

Rosebery Highlands Water Service Area

Owners of property located in these parcel tax areas may request that the roll be amended, in relation to their own property, on one or more of the following grounds: • there is an error or omission respecting a name or address on the assessment roll; • there is an error or omission respecting the inclusion of a parcel; there is an error or omission respecting the taxable frontage of a parcel (for water or sewer service areas that use frontage for taxation); • and an exemption has been improperly allowed or disallowed. The parcel tax rolls are available for inspection, at the Regional District of Central Kootenay office in Nelson during regular office hours.

Requests for amendments must be made in writing to the Regional District of Central Kootenay, Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC V1L 5R4 on or before March 11, 2013 @ 4:00 p.m. If requests are received, a Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel will meet at 10:00 a.m. on March 12, 2013 in the RDCK Board Room in Nelson. Grant Roeland, Chief Financial Officer/Appointed Collector

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Letters to the Editor

Headline destroys meaning of letter Editor Bob Hall has misrepresented my letter to him by putting what is almost a quotation in a headline that pretends to be a summary — or maybe the really pithy point. The near-quote is this: “Capitalism doesn’t deliver.” That is not what I said. What I did say is “capitalism doesn’t deliver either.” A minor difference you say? Sort of like the minor difference between “moral” and “amoral.” I had just finished referring to those who say that socialism “doesn’t work” and added the point that “capitalism doesn’t deliver either.” The Star’s abbreviated version of the “quote” turns my letter into another tired Cold War rant about capitalism vs. socialism. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Cold War is over although some would like to get it going again. In fact, I was writing you about free trade and Candace Batycki’s motion at city council regarding CETA. I did say that “The gee-whiz era of free trade is over.” That would have been a more honest characterization of my point. Socialism didn’t deliver. Neither did capitalism. Free trade has become a one-size-fits-all solution to the world’s problems, a slogan that covers up a lack of real thinking and prevents discussion. It’s time for new thinking. New thinking, not more of the same worn out guff. Jim Terral Nelson

Steep penalty for change I try to be an open-minded, fair Canadaian and Nelsonite. At some point we just have to make a hard decision, stick to it and let it go. I’m weary of the dog issue banter, so here is a solution. Allow dogs downtown. If one citizen sees one (and not “we’ll talk to you and let it go) pile of stinky, steaming dog poo, that’s the end of it. It’s over. No dogs downtown. We report the poo to the police or bylaw officer and be done with it. Therefore we have to “shit or get off the pot.” H.L. Pratt Nelson

Burial incident in Slocan ‘horrifies’

I recently had the misfortune of trying to get a grave prepared for a loved one in the Slocan Cemetery. My brother-in-law, not from this area, passed on Wednesday, January 30 and had a prepaid plot. Since the Slocan Village office is closed Fridays, I had to wait until the following Monday to request that the grave be dug by Wednesday. The village foreman informed me that there cannot be winter burials in Slocan because the ground is frozen. I replied that I had just ploughed our driveway and was bringing up fresh dirt and since snow is one of the best insulators, I could not see the ground being frozen under the plot site. We are not talking Nunavut here.

Then he said that it might be muddy. So if the ground is frozen, there shouldn’t be any mud? If there is mud then the ground is not frozen. What concern was that of his?

They were prepared to dig the grave for their father by hand if necessary. Did the family need this extra grief when they were already in mourning? Reflecting back, perhaps he meant it was too muddy for his feet and not for those of the funeral goers. He said that they had experienced problems digging a grave the previous year, where

it was sloughing in from another grave and they had to shore it up. What concern was that of mine? He suggested that the funeral parlor could hold the body and put the burial off as they often do that. Do they really? I was not aware of that. I reminded him that this was a full-grave burial, not a partial one as my brotherin-law’s wish was not to be cremated. How long can you hold a body before it starts decomposing? The foreman finally told me to call the funeral parlor in Creston and see if they had any suggestions. I was horrified. So I indeed called the funeral home and was told that everything was going to be fine. In the meantime, the widow and her sons

became aware of what was happening and were understandably upset. They were prepared to dig the grave for their father by hand if necessary. Did the family need this extra grief when they were already in mourning? I found this not only unbelievable, but unacceptable. So I am warning people who may want to have their final resting place in the Slocan Cemetery to not die in the winter as apparently the ground is frozen and it cannot be done. Or, if the Village of Slocan cannot accommodate winter burials then perhaps they should purchase a large freezer in which to store the corpses until warmer weather. Aline Winje Slocan

Reasons to support Mayor Greg Lay at the RDCK

Re: “Kaslo council ousts Mayor Greg Lay as RDCK rep,” February 6 After seeing the news item in the Star, I have to reply, as I believe some of the facts weren’t stated fully. As stated, I did appear before council as one of 40-plus names of supporters of Mayor Greg Lay who wanted the Kaslo council decision (to remove Mayor Lay as the representative of Kaslo to the Regional District of Central Kootenay board) overturned. The issue, as I see it, is that the decision to remove Mayor Lay, was based on whether Mayor Lay was “too busy” and that his obligations were not being met. In my opinion, this option (that would better serve the representation of Kaslo at the

regional district) is incorrect. Mayor Lay has served the Village of Kaslo with unflagging enthusiasm and total commitment to promoting activities which lend themselves to the economic, environmental and cultural well being of the Village and on the Regional District of Central Kootenay board, as the Village representative. Relieving Mayor Lay of the RDCK appointment, is a slap in the face, as for the past four years Mayor Lay has effectively cooperated and collaborated with other RDCK reps and removing him and substituting Councillor Jim Holland was a poor and divisive action of the three councillors who voted for this decision. While I appeared before council, I

read a prepared statement in support of Mayor Lay. Within that statement was a letter from another concerned citizen, who like me, has similar concerns and much more sincerely stated. The gist of that letter states that we, as citizens, “must demand transparency and accountability” from council and there must be an air of cooperation and collaboration between council members, if we are going to move forward as a community. I will be receiving written responses from all councillors explaining their decisions and when I do receive these responses there may be another newsworthy report. John Addison Kaslo

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Community Organizations Larry G. Herr, Ph.D. presents a four lecture series at the Seventhday Adventist Church in Nelson on Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, March 9 beginning at 11 a.m. Lunch is provided. The Circle of Habondia is having its monthly potluck meeting on Saturday, March 9 at the Civic Centre, (719 Vernon Street) at 12:30 p.m. Signs will be posted to direct you to the meeting room. Kootenay Rhythm Dragons are holding a membership drive on Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community First Health Co-op (518 Lake Street). Coffee and muffins will be served. Come learn the basics of rhythmic paddling and be part of a great team. For info contact Dorothy Hatto at 250-551-3104. 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. Play table tennis Wednesdays (school holidays/events excluded) at the Blewett elementary school from 5:30 to 7 p.m. There is a $2 drop-in fee. For information phone Karl Rosenberg: 250352-5739. Al-anon meetings are held Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the Cellar, 717 Vernon Street, and on Fridays from 8 to 9 p.m. at 601 Front Street in the basement. For more information about the Cellar meetings contact Norma at 250-352-3747 and for the Front Street meetings contact Sharon at 250-352-7333. The Earth Matters Upcyclers meet Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Nelson and District Youth Centre. Their current project is turning reclaimed Shambhala festival tents into reusable shopping

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bags. Youth 13 to 30 are invited to stop in and learn how to turn trash into treasure, or take part in group discussions about waste reduction, meet other youth and enjoy a snack. The popular Starry Night Astronomy Program begins its third year at Taghum Hall. Join us Friday, March 8 and March 15 as we explore the night sky with our two astronomy telescopes, weather permitting. For more information phone Wayne Holmes at 250-354-1586 Top o’ the Morning Coffee Party at the Nelson United Church on Friday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to noon. Come and enjoy cinnamon buns and coffee for only $3. The Canadian Federation of University Women will meet Saturday March 16, at The New Grand Hotel, Banquet Room, (616 Vernon St.)The agenda includes: coffee at 9:30 a.m.; club discussions from 10 a.m. to noon; lunch at noon. La Leche League Nelson (breastfeeding information and support group) meets the third Monday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Family Place, 312 Silica Street. The next meeting is March 18. Babysitting, snack, resources and warm welcome provided. Expectant mothers are especially encouraged to attend. The Nelson Public Library’s Teen Book Club will discuss Doppelganger by David Stahler Jr. on Wednesday, March 27 at 3:30 p.m. Contact Joanne if you need information or a copy of the book: or call 250-505-5683. Workshops Every Saturday at 10 a.m., Ellison’s Market offers free workshops. The topic for Saturday, March 9 is “Growing Grains and More.” Learn how to grow grains, both traditional and ancient, in our Kootenay climate. Frank Nixon, a third generation

farmer who has decades of experience, will host this workshop. 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. On Tuesday, March 12, Mona Lemoine, executive director of the Cascadia Green Building Council will be in Nelson to deliver two seminars on the “green” implications of building reuse in a historic context. The first presentation will compare the environmental impacts and life cycle costing and performance between building reuse versus new construction. The second presentation will highlight, in terms of building science and performance, how traditionally-constructed buildings behave differently from their modern counterparts. These topics will be of interest in Nelson where most of our buildings are mature and many of them in need of upgrades. Each seminar is about an hour, with a break between. The presentation will begin at 5 p.m. sharp on Tuesday evening (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) at the Chamber of Commerce building. For more info (and to register) for these free seminars, see tinyurl. com/building-reuse or email Brodie Whitney hosts “Leveraging Social Media for Businesses and Entrepreneurs” on Sunday, March 17 at SelfDesign High (402 Victoria Street, second floor) from 12:30 to 4 p.m. This is not a simple tutorial on how to use Facebook. Whitney will be sharing advanced insights and the essentials to help you grow your audience, make more money, stop wasting time and develop a clear strategy for harnessing the immense power of social media for your business or

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business idea. To register, contact or call 250 353-2189. The Nelson Women’s Centre is offering Rooted in Community, a free volunteer skills development training for women. The program will run for eight mornings, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 to 11:30 a.m from April 2 to 25. This is a chance to learn about community services, develop peer-counselling skills, and connect with other women. For more information on how to apply call 250-352-9916 or email Fundraisers Selkirk College nursing students will once again be putting on the popular Beans and Rice Dinner, to raise money for their trip to Guatemala. The dinner happens Friday, March 8, 6 p.m. at Rossland Secondary School. Cost is $10 at the door. Children are welcome. For information please call 354-4791. SelfDesign High is hosting a formal masquerade ball on Saturday, March 9 from 7 p.m. to midnight. There will be live music featuring Bessie and the Back Eddies, so invite your friends and family for a classy night of fun. Tickets are $50 for adults, $20 for youth and $120 for a family. This event is a fundraiser for peace and social justice projects, both locally and globally. Sole 4 Souls Canada is coming to town! So clean out your closets and tie together your clean, gently used shoes and boots. You can help people in the midst of extreme poverty and those recovering from natural disasters by giving the “gift of shoes”. A dozen drop off boxes will be appearing around town starting on March 19 and ending April 16. Please support this very important relief effort. For more info call 250-229-5265. L.V. Rogers secondary school students are running a penny drive to support Free the Chil-

dren until the end of March. Every $25 raised will ensure one person has clean water for their lifetime. Pennies can be dropped off at the LVR office. For information, contact Ms. Martin ( or 250-352-5538). Sponsor a seat at the Nelson Civic Theatre for $250, which also gets your name on the donor wall. Donations by cheque made out to the City of Nelson earmarked for Nelson Civic Theatre Seat Sale are eligible for a tax receipt. For more information see Hume Elementary School is fundraising for our playground expansion. We are selling grocery cards for Save-on, Safeway and Kootenay Co-op in $50 and $100 dollar cards. Every $100 purchase gives you one ballet in a draw in late June for an Apple iPad. 2 for 1 Passport to the Kootenays Coupon books available for $45. Donations gratefully accepted for our silent auction in May. Tax deductible receipts issued for all cash donations. Contact humeschoolpac@gmail. com or call Brenda at 250-3524610. Announcements Oxygen Art Centre offers March Break art camps. Week 1 begins March 11 with a “puppet show” camp for ages 5 to 8 in the morning and “theatre and mask making” camp for ages 10 to 14 in the afternoon. Week 2 begins March 18 with “stop motion animation” camps for ages nine to 11 in the morning and 12 to 15 in the afternoon. Details at or call 250352-6322. Nelson and District Arts Council is in need of at least five new people willing to join the Board of Directors. The board is currently near the minimum number of board members required to operate under the Societies Act. If have the time and passion to keep the arts council alive, please contact Ron Robinson at:

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Students determined Plenty of needs for Civic to make a difference

Continued from Page 1 norm so it just didn’t make sense to do the same thing with grad.” The students have chosen to travel to Guatemala in April where they will help paint, garden, build and support the ongoing creation of a Children’s Village with Project Somos. The vision is to create a secure home and loving family environment for children in need. “This seemed to make a lot of sense,” Delfiner said. “It fit really well with the group.” Two weeks spent at Somos, outside Tecpan, will be followed by a week of travelling. Then, at the end of May, the students will also visit and video the Great Bear Rainforest. The graduates say they want this first-hand experience to be able to relay the story of why this natural treasure is so important. “I think our entire grad planning experience, Project Somos and the Great Bear Rainforest serve as opportunities for us as students, to not only get a sense of the world, but get a sense of ourselves, to get a good sense of what we want to do,” says graduating student James Tucker. “This is a super influential time in our lives in general so to spend our grad in the Great Bear Rainforest, it seems so meaningful,” says Delfiner. Big plans come with big commitment, fundraising being the biggest challenge. The EOS Grad group is fundraising through community events such as a Winter Garage Sale, Family Bingos and a Masquerade

Ball being held this weekend. They have already organized and run the Fair Trade for Peace Market and are presently launching another social finance business, EOS Essential Oils.

“This is a super influential time in our lives in general so to spend our grad in the Great Bear Rainforest, it seems so meaningful.” Cobi Delfiner

EOS Program Student

“You will be hearing more about that soon,” says Delfiner. “We’re establishing these businesses to pass onto future students.” Ironically, when asked about a ceremony on local turf with family in attendance, the crew at Self Design didn’t have any plan to relay. “This is what we’ve chosen for ourselves. It suits our group better,” says student Lexi Nelson. As part of their fundraising for their graduation trips, Self Design High is hosting their first formal masquerade ball on Saturday featuring live music by Bessie and the Back Eddies. All ages are welcome from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. There will be a cash bar with beer and wine as well as sweet and savory snacks. Tickets at the door are $20 for youth, $50 for adults and $120 for a family of up to two adults.

Continued from Page 4 this year, and pursue funding opportunities next year. She also mentioned the sports council is looking for new revenue opportunities, including selling advertising space on the walls of the Civic arena. Currently there is no advertising in the building. The sports council has committed to keeping the rinkside boards free of ads, but Palfenier believes businesses would pay to advertise on the walls. “We want to keep the boards around the rink white, the way they’ve always been historically,” Palfenier explained. “That’s a decision that was made when the 75th anniversary rink retrofit was done.”

Currently the bulk of the sport council’s income comes from ice rentals, which were down this year — a trend that Palfenier believes could be attributed to the lack of enthusiasm for hockey due to the NHL lockout. But the dip in revenue won’t send the sports council budget into the red. It’s 2013 financial projections record a slight surplus of $70.

Besides running the Civic Centre, the Nelson Regional Sports Council is an advocate for local sporting opportunities and provides administrative support to KidSport Nelson, a local non-profit that helps low income families with the cost of registration for children’s sports teams. For information about the sports council, see

Numbers not the only focus

Continued from Page 5 pointed her in the right direction, she says. “It was just the kick in the pants that I needed to keep going forward. From the beginning I took it really seriously and was committed to see what I could accomplish in the six weeks.” The 33-year-old teacher with two young children took it day by day, fitting workouts into her busy life. Before she knew it, exercising was part of her lifestyle. “If I didn’t get a workout in, it was like there was something missing,” she says. MacKay notices her clothes fitting looser and with her family on board, she lost 13 lbs – though the numbers didn’t play centre stage. “It was never about losing weight. It was

about how we can get healthy,” she says. “This was a really positive thing for my family too.” Working out at Transcendent, she is noticeably stronger which is what she aimed to do entering into the challenge. She can now do several routines such as dead lifts, squats and pushups with ease. “I can see it – there’s muscle!” she says. Participating gyms included Kootenay Pilates, the Circuit, Renew, Power By You and Transcendent fitness centre. Additional sponsors of the Get Fit Challenge were Sears, Nature’s Health, Vince De Vito, Kootenay Co-op, Mallard’s Source for Sports, Gerick Cycle and Ski and Mountain Waters Spa and Wellness.

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Spring break is approaching — and so is the deadline for the Nelson Star newspaper art contest. The contest challenges readers of all ages to turn their used copies of the Star into unique works or art, then submit a photo of your creation for a chance to win a prize from 4Cats Art Studio. The winner in the children’s category will get free enrolment into a 4Cats camp or regular session class. The winner in the adult’s category will get enrolment into one of 4Cats new adult classes. Both prizes are valued at more than $150. And so far there’s not much competition in either category. Star publisher Karen Bennett said there haven’t been any entires yet. “We’ve heard from lots of people who are working on their

projects, but nobody’s sent in their pictures yet,” Bennett said. “We’re getting really excited to start seeing what people have come up with.” The deadline to submit a photo of your work is midnight on March 27. Judges will sort through the entries and pick their favourites to post on the Star contest page for public voting from April 1 to 7. The artist to collect the most votes in their category wins. Bennett suggested spring break would be a good time for families to work on their newspaper art project together. There are lots of ideas online for how to make newspaper sculptures, collages and even wearable art. Type “newspaper art” into an online search engine if you’re looking for inspiration. To enter the Nelson Star’s newspaper art contest, go to and look for “Extra Extravaganza.”

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Community L.V. Rogers North-South Student Exchange

The strength of difference MICAH MAY Special to the Star

When I signed up as a member of the north-south student exchange, I suspected that each group of students would be challenged by travelling to a very different community. The Chief Julius students of Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories were the first ones to travel when they arrived here in mid-February for a week, so they had to stay with people they had never met. While they were clearly shy and feeling challenged in the beginning, their courage and willingness to interact with us was impressive. My family hosted two of the boys. We quickly found that we have much in common. We went to a neighbour’s outdoor skating rink where Tristen and I discovered a shared love of hockey. Later that night, Malcolm spoke of how he loves music so I passed him a guitar and the three of us talked about music as he played. All three of us love the outdoors. We are in some ways different. Here in the south we live by the clock. Most Nelson families found it a little hard to get our guests out of bed and out the door on time. In the north, time and schedules take on a different meaning when you spend part of the year in almost complete darkness and at other times it is light at 3 a.m. I have learned that probing questions are not part of how they commu-

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Helping sort out the evolution vs. creationism debate SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Author Micah May (second from right) with (L-R) dad Jim, Chief Julius student Malcolm Nerysoo, mom Cathy and Chief Julius student Tristen Koe. submitted photo

nicate. They listen more than they talk. If two people started to talk at once, they immediately stopped, apologized and waited for the other person to finish. We talk over top of each other as though it is some kind of competition to be heard. As we walked past some family photos that we have up on our wall, they both stopped and asked my Mom about the people. They listened patiently as she explained who each person was and how they are related to me. None of my Nelson friends have ever asked about those pictures. In aboriginal cultures, people introduce themselves by explaining what families and clans they belong to, not what they do for a living. I watched as they struggled to make decisions and voice their desires. They

needed to take time to consider things and seemed hesitant to tell me what they wanted. Did they not know what they wanted or is this a cultural difference? We are a culture of individuals who do not hesitate to speak up for what we want. At first they seemed vulnerable, however I came to see them as having strengths that are simply different from my own. When I travel north in April and see them in their home community, I suspect that I will come to further appreciate their strengths. And perhaps I might find myself being the vulnerable one, but I know that I will be surrounded by people I have come to know as friends. Micah May is a Grade 9 student at L.V. Rogers secondary school

Have you ever wondered about the controversy surrounding the debate over evolution and creationism? Many people find the debate confusing as both sides claim a “scientific” conclusion. It is very difficult to decide which side is correct. Is there a correct side? In order to promote a rational understanding on the origins of life on earth, the Centre For Inquiry is bringing in Dr. David Eberth the senior paleontologist and geologist from the Drumheller Royal Tyrrell Museum. Eberth has studied ancient environments of fossil-bearing rocks and bones from around the world. Eberth will describe the history of the conflict between science and religion, will present a synopsis of the scientific evidence focusing on his specialties, and will speak to the forces that continue to drive this false controversy. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation. Come to this informative and stimulating presentation Sunday at the Capitol Theatre starting at 7:30 p.m. (admission is $10 adult, $6 student). Contact Nina George for more information: or phone 250-359-6981. For more information on the Centre for Inquiry West Kootenay visit their Facebook page at westkootenays/

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Winter Adventure Made Possible in Rosemont The Rosemont Elementary school Parent Advisory Council is extending their thanks to those who contributed to the successful Winter Wonderland raffle and bake sale. The PAC raised a total of $504 that went directly toward the purchase of snow shoes for the school. Many of the classes have already been out in the snow this winter giving them a tour. There were many wonderful donors with special thanks to the IODE Thrift Store and Reo’s. Without the support of generous Nelson businesses and families this would not have been possible.

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Three girls — Kelsey Griko (above right), Lucy McBurney and Jessica Kidd — from the Grade 8 Leadership class at Trafalgar Middle school built and donated three cat scratch posts to the Nelson SPCA. The students need to help in the community and contribute community hours. With donations from Maglios, Nelson Floors and Home Hardware, teacher Marcello Piro helped the girls build these posts which SPCA manager Rob Anphoto submitted drew (left) happily accepted.

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mmediate steps are to be taken by the city council toward arranging for the removal of the poles from Baker Street, and with this end in view the city clerk was last night instructed to write to the British Columbia Telephone Company, Vancouver, with the object of reaching some plan in which the desired end can be accomplished. It is proposed that all the poles shall be moved into the alleys, according to Mayor Keefe, who said that he spoke to the local manager and learned from him that the company was willing to cooperate with the city.


Dateline March 13, 1913

tick up your hands. This curt command, backed up by a murderous looking revolver leveled at his stomach, was received by Elmer Rockwood at the corner of Hall and Lake Streets last night as he was returning from the fire at McKenzie’s store on Water Street. Mr. Rockwood retorted by lunging with his fist at the hold-up, who was later recognized as 16-year old James Harrison, alias Edgar Harper, but slipped on the ice on the sidewalk. The gunman ran back a short distance and turned round, giving Mr. Rockwood a second opportunity to observe his features. The crime was reported to the police, who got on Harrison’s

trail and landed him in the city lock-up in less than an hour. For some time since Harrison came to Nelson he has been under police surveillance, as it was reported he had a gun.

Dateline March 19, 1913


he Nelson Improvement Association wishes to receive applications for the shade trees which will be supplied free to citizens desiring to improve their property by making boulevards. In making the $250 grant for the purchase of 400 trees, which have been ordered, the city council made it a condition that the trees should be planted under the supervision of the city engineer, so that they would be a uniform distance from the lot line and otherwise properly set out. Two kinds have been ordered — Norway maple and mountain ash. It is thought that two varieties will show to best advantage if planted alternately.

Dateline March 27, 1913


lectrical equipment for the new fire hall, which will include an automatic striker, a complete alarm system of the latest type and apparatus for opening the doors of the building for the teams at the proper moment will reach the city about the end of this week and can be installed in two or three days, according to a statement by

Donald Guthrie, chief of the department. Practically all the construction work at the hall with the exception of some of the cement work, has been completed and the brigade will move into its new quarters directly. The building has been accepted from the contactor, John Burns and Son. The new building will take the place of the present upper and lower halls and will, it is believed, give the department considerably greater general efficiency in case of outbreaks of fire.

Dateline March 28, 1913


Maccagno, of this city has received a letter in which a fortune of $100,000 is offered him if he will only go over to Spain and release a Russian banker named Ivanovitch who is held in durance vile for manslaughter. His letter is a variation of the one that has been going about the country for the past 10 years offering a fortune to anyone who will go to Spain and release a beautiful damsel who was held there. This time the revised version of the gentlemen’s troubles was accompanied by a clipping purporting to be cut from an English paper telling of the arrest in London of a man by the name of Ivanovitch. The letter was mailed in Madrid on March 4. Mr. Maccagno, despite the tempting offer, prefers the Nelson climate to a sea voyage at the present time.

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Rolling with the Nelson Library

hub can be part of a wheel or a metaphor for the centre of everything. If Nelson is a great, spinning wheel comprised of the social, the political, the environmental, and our interesting, diverse collection of humans, then the library is most certainly a hub. We get a little bit of everything in a day at the Nelson Library: the senior looking for computer training with our Community Access Program whiz-kids; the graduate looking for career outlooks; the fellow searching for family roots, or the woman looking to grow root vegetables. We have folks looking for a warm place to spend an hour and read a newspaper or one of our more than 100 different magazines. We have folks who came here as babies bringing their own — or their grandkids! Teens hang out in our teen section playing games, socializing, reading. Sure, online databases draw car mechanics and home improvement doit-yourselfers, genealogysurfers and travel-planners, and lovers of magazines and newspapers, and yes, people download e-books and audio-books, but that hasn’t changed our library traffic: we had more than 140,000

visits to the library last year, folks who rolled through our doors because we’re where it’s happening — we’re the hub. Being a hub means reach-

Being a hub means reaching out across the spokes of all that is Nelson. ing out across the spokes of all that is Nelson. So it makes great sense that the library will host the Nelson City Budget Open House on Monday, March 11. Drop in from noon to 4 p.m. to see what the City is up to, find out about goals for 2013, and ask City staff about how things are rolling — and whether you see bumps ahead, or smooth driving. In the evening, staff will be back from 6 to 8 p.m., with a formal presentation. Nothing like a powerpoint presentation to make you feel in the center of things! Being a hub means being engaged with the community — or enabling engagement, which is what playing host to the Budget Open House is all about. It’s all very well to blame City Hall (or try to), but you can’t comment with authority without being informed. Pats on the back

for things done well are, of course always welcome. This is the third year the library has hosted the City Budget Open House. Being at the hub of things is good for catching hubsters who weren’t looking for info on All Things Budget, but find themselves interested once they’ve stumbled upon the information displays and smiling City staff. Being a hub means being many things to many people. As part of our community engagement, we’re broadening our programing. Last month, our program was historical with Sunday Afternoon Tea at the Phair; look for workshops on interior decorating and recognizing birdsong in the coming months, in additional to our literary programing and popular children’s programing. There are so many ways people roll in Nelson, being a hub means pushing status quo. It means saying goodbye to the sleepy shhh-library of decades past and embracing the way people today want to find information, learn new things, and engage with the community. Rolling with changes — and sometimes galloping just ahead of them — is what being a hub is all about.


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City Hall is once again abuzz with the debate over chickens and bees, and Nelson’s Good Neighbours Program is coming on line just in time to take some pressure off of city staff. “The backyard chicken issue was one of the catalysts for the creation of a community mediation program here in Nelson,” said David Reid, one of the founding members and volunteer mediators with the program. “But mediation can be useful for any number of situations.” “Our first mediation was a great success,” said mediator Michael Sheely. “It had nothing to do with chickens, but the

participants left smiling and shaking hands, with mutually agreeable options for moving forward.” Community mediation is quickly becoming an important tool in the development of healthy communities across the country. “The right/wrong approach to problem solving is adversarial,” added Sheely. “Mediation looks for win/win solutions that support healthy relationships and healthy community. We help people find their own, mutually beneficial solutions.” The free community service began through Transition Nelson with the support of Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace. “We were happy to help Nelson create their own program

similar to the one we run out of the Mir Centre,” said Randy Janzen, chair of the Mir Centre. Neighbours, friends, coworkers and family members can call a local number to discuss their concerns with one of the volunteers. If both parties agree, then a pair of mediators will meet with them using a process that supports hearing each others experiences and finding solutions that satisfy all of their interests. As City Hall debates the pros and cons of backyard chickens, bylaw officers can take some comfort in knowing there’s a helping hand to keep the peace with community mediation. For more information visit or call 250-551-0262.

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Nelson Safeway has answered the call for the Salvation Army food bank’s need for supplies. Last month the local grocery store provided more than 100 bags of food for the local food bank to help it stock shelves and feed those in need. On hand to mark the community effort were (L-R) Safeway manager Marc Hammerstrom, the Salvation Army’s Dave Sprague, Salvation Army volunteer Harold (Tim) Barnaby, Safeway first assistant manager Ashley Deleeuw, Safeway second assistant manager Daniel Piderman, Safeway’s Howie Hyssop, Safeway management trainee Carol Vogt, Safeway’s Lua Gerun, Safeway’s Casy Poznikoff and the Salvation Army’s Maj. Yvonne Borrows. Bob Hall photo


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Best Folk/Country Best New Artist Best Live Producer- Electronic Best DJ Best Live Act

General Information

The Kootenay Music Awards are open to any resident of the Kootenays. Please make all submissions mp3 format. From there they will be shortlisted by our panel of judges that includes Christine Hunter from Shambhala, Ryan Martin of The Hume Hotel, Lea Belcourt of Starbelly Jam Music Festival, Jay Hannley Program Director of Kootenay Coop Radio and Paul Hinrichs of the Royal on Baker. Nominations are open to all, you can nominate your self or favourite artists or acts, we want to make sure we have a great representation of the talent that the Kootenays have to offer. Nominations are open from March 1 to the 29th.


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Neil Murdoch Division

ROUND 1 Beaver Valley (2) vs. Nelson (3) Beaver Valley wins series 4-2 Game 1: Nelson 6 Beaver Valley 1 Game 2: Beaver Valley 5 Nelson 3 Game 3: Nelson 2 Beaver Valley 1 (OT) Game 4: Beaver Valley 4 Nelson 3 (OT) Game 5: Nelson 6 at Beaver Valley 7 Game 6: Beaver Valley 4 Nelson 3 Castlegar (1) vs. Spokane (4) Castlegar wins series 4-1 DIVISION FINAL Castlegar (1) vs. Beaver Valley (2) Game 1: Beaver Valley 3 Castlegar 2 Game 2: Castlegar 4 Beaver Valley 2 Game 3: Castlegar at Beaver Valley - March 7 Game 4: Castlegar at Beaver Valley - March 8 Game 5: Beaver Valley at Castlegar - March 10* Game 6: Castlegar at Beaver Valley - March 11* Game 7: Beaver Valley at Castlegar - TBD*

Eddie Mountain Divison

ROUND 1 Fernie (1) vs. Columbia Valley (4) Fernie wins series 4-1 Golden (2) vs. Kimberley (3) Golden wins series 4-0 DIVISION FINAL Fernie (1) vs. Golden (2) Game 1: Golden 3 Fernie 1 Game 2: Fernie 3 Golden 1 Game 3: Fernie at Golden - March 8 Game 4: Fernie at Golden - March 9 Game 5: Golden at Fernie - March 11 Game 6: Fernie at Golden - March 12* Game 7: Golden at Fernie - March 13*

Nelson Junior Leafs players and their awards: (back L-R) Matt MacDonald, Aaron Dunlap, Bryce Nielsen, Cam Weir, JJ Beitel, Greg Nickel, Brett Bob Hall photo Soles, Linden Horswill, Kyler Wilkinsen, Matthew Naka and Colton Schell. BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

It wasn’t the conclusion the Nelson Junior Leafs were looking for, but Tuesday night at the Hume Hotel the team put an official end to the 2012-13 season with its awards banquet. More than 150 players, parents, team officials, volunteers and fans packed into the historic Hume banquet room for the event. Nelson Leafs Society president Russell Stocks told the room he was proud of the team’s effort in the 2012-13 season and felt the way the players conducted themselves over the last few months confirmed that Nelson has a “first-class organization.” Leafs head coach Frank Maida spoke about the team’s successes over the campaign that included an 11-game winning streak in the first half and the

team’s ability to hold onto top spot in the league for the majority of the 52 games. Like Stocks, the coach congratulated the players on representing Nelson in a positive manner both at home and on the road. As for the Leafs inability to advance in the playoffs — Nelson lost to Beaver Valley on Friday night in Game Six of the opening round that knocked them out of the running — Maida said “it happens.” A pair of highlights of the evening included Leafs security mainstay Art Broster receiving the Jim Keinholtz Memorial trophy for volunteer of the year. Also, four-year-old superfan Jack Boyes took a turn at the microphone and delighted those in attendance when he identified every player by name and number simply by looking at the team photo. Capping off the evening were the

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team awards as follows: MVP – Linden Horswill Most Popular Player – Matt MacDonald Rookie of the Year – Brett Soles Dedication to Hockey/Education – Cam Weir Unsung Hero – Aaron Dunlap Top Defenceman – JJ Beitel Most Spirited Player – Kyler Wilkinson Most Sportsmanlike – Bryce Nielsen Most Improved – Greg Nickel Coaches Selection – Matthew Naka Leading Scorer – Colton Schell MVP Playoffs – Brett Soles After the trophies were handed out the team also honoured the three 20-year-old players who played out their junior hockey careers last week. Schell, Weir and Marcus Beesley were all given their game jerseys and team watches.

Okanagan Divison

ROUND 1 Kelowna (1) vs. Summerland (4) Kelowna wins series 4-2 Princeton (2) vs. Osoyoos (3) Osoyoos leads series 4-1 DIVISION FINAL Kelowna (1) vs. Osoyoos (3) Game 1: Kelowna 4 Osoyoos 3 (OT) Game 2: Osoyoos 2 Kelowna 1 Game 3: Kelowna at Osoyoos - March 8 Game 4: Kelowna at Osoyoos - March 9 Game 5: Osoyoos at Kelowna - March 11 Game 6: Kelowna at Osoyoos - March 12* Game 7: Osoyoos at Kelowna - March 14*

Doug Birks Divison

ROUND 1 North Okanagan (1) vs. Kamloops (4) North Okanagan wins series 4-1 Sicamous (2) vs. Revelstoke (3) Sicamous wins series 4-1 DIVISION FINAL North Okanagan (1) vs. Sicmaous (2) Game 1: North Okanagan 6 Sicamous 5 (OT) Game 2: North Okanagan 4 Sicmaous 3 Game 3: North Okanagan at Sicamous - March 7 Game 4: North Okanagan at Sicamous - March 8 Game 5: Sicmaous at North Okanagan - March 10* Game 6: North Okanagan at Sicamous - March 11*

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Swim BC AAA Provincial Championship

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Nelson’s Jordan Andrusak (left) and mom Kathy in Victoria earlier this month where Jordan captured eight medals at the AAA championships.

Andrusak’s sister Kelsey, a swimmer for the Kootenay Swim Club, also swam well during the championship. She placed 5th, 6th and 7th in the final of the 200, 50, and 100 freestyle in the 11 and under category, respectively. The AAA Provincial Cham-

pionship concludes the short course pool (25 m) season for Swim BC. From there, the long course pool (50 m) season continues until BC Provincials in mid-July, before the season is completed with Canadian Senior Nationals in Quebec in late July.


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Just play, have fun and enjoy the games! Best of luck!

Nelson’s Jordan Andrusak’s swimming career continued to blossom last month at the Swim BC AAA Provincial Championship in Victoria where she captured eight medals. A former swimmer for the Kootenay Swim Club, Andrusak has moved to Victoria to follow her swimming dreams. She competes for the Pacific Swimming Club that trains out of Commonwealth Swimming Pool in Victoria, considered one of the premier training facilities in Canada. At the provincials — held February 28 to March 3 — Andrusak took gold in the 200 IM (individual medley), 400 IM and 100 breaststroke in the provincial championship for 13 and under category. She also took silver in the 200 free, 200 breast and 200 fly. Her relay team also struck gold and set a provincial record in the 400 X 100 freestyle relay and 200 freestyle relay. Her 400 IM time of 4:57.82 was a regional Vancouver Island, club and meet record.

Tips Up Ski Column

Don’t become a missing link DYLAN HENDERSON Special to the Nelson Star

Back to the basics. Pole plant, people. Why, where, when and how. Just because you see the “new schoolers” with pants around their ankles using knee height poles and not pole planting, does not mean that the sport is evolving that way. These skiers are actually missing a link in their own skiing evolution and it will catch up to them. The best and most versatile freeskiers have a great pole plant and will tell you how important this little link in the chain is. I will start with why. There are at least three reasons: one is for timing, two is to move your weight forward and down the fall line, and three is to further unweight the ski and help initiate the next turn. Without these three things you will not be skiing your best whether in a course or in the trees.

The where is down the hill from you. Where you plant your pole is where you are moving your body weight. If you are skiing the steeps then you are trying to ski as fall line as possible, so plant your pole in the fall line below you, not up by your ski tips but down below your boots or even back by your tails if it is really steep. If you are in the bumps then right on top of that next bump. When? Plant your pole at that magic moment right at the end of one turn and the beginning of the next. You will feel your ski release at the end of the turn and you will naturally extend so that your stance becomes taller. Now plant and begin the next turn. Now the how. I find that I am telling people to plant their pole using their shoulder rather than just a weak wrist movement. This way the upper body is moving forward and down the

fall line, and the skier can put some actual weight on the pole when it is planted. Weight is key as it helps get the skis to pop and the next turn will initiate that much easier. This applies on the steeps and also in the deep powder where you need to get your skis up near the surface to get your new turn started. The next time you are watching a big ski flick with those beautiful, fluted Alaskan peaks you can choose who is more impressive — the new schooler knuckledragging and straight-lining top to bottom, or the one who is turning and pole planting and milking the slope for all its worth!

Dylan Henderson is the head coach of the Whitewater Ski Team. His column is featured weekly in the Star. Head to for more information on Henderson and the team

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Local Team Earns Spot in Mixed Provincials

Nichol rink takes Kootenay KIRSTEN HILDEBRAND Nelson Star Reporter

Myron Nichol’s rink is heading to provincials after winning the A Qualifier at the East/West Kootenay mixed playdowns that took place at the Nelson Curling Club late last month Curling began bright and early Saturday, February 23 with Nelson’s Nichol rink taking on Sparwood’s McKie rink. Despite a slow start, Nichol took the first game 8 to 2. From Castlegar, Nichol curls with Heather Nichol and Nelson’s Jamie and Marlo Tedesco. In their second draw, Nichol beat the Bedard rink from Grand Forks 10 to 2. Draw three, the A final, saw Nichol edge out the Buchy rink from Kimberley who went on to take the B Qualifier. The score was 7 to 6. “Nichol had to make a

The Myron Nichol rink in action at the Kootenay playdowns that were held in Nelson late last month. Kirsten Hildebrand photo

pretty good shot to take the A,” says Al May of the Nelson Curling Club. Provincials are being hosted by the Vancouver Curling Club from Thursday, March 14 to Sunday March 17. The Nichol rink

has their first draw against the host club skipped by Keith Switzer on Thursday afternoon. More information on team members and draw times for all events can be found at

Wildcats Prepare for Playoffs

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The Kootenay Wildcats lost 3-2 to the Pacific Ravens on Sunday morning at the Nelson and District Community Complex, but will hold onto third place heading into the BC Female Midget AAA playoffs. The Ravens scored midway through the third period on Sunday morning to break a 2-2 tie. Despite a valiant effort of the Nelson-based Wildcats, the Lower Mainland-based Ravens held on for the win. The two teams also met Saturday afternoon at the NDCC and played to a 0-0 tie. The Kootenay Wildcats are a team made up of the best 15 to 17-year-old female players in the East and West Kootenays. The playoffs start later this month. More photos at


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Sunday Service in Balfour

9:30 am at the Anglican Church on Busk Rd. For information 250-229-5237

Gathering this Sunday 10 am at 2402 Perrier Lane Displaced rhythms? Come experience ours! Beautify • Listen • Eat • Study • Send Look for us on Facebook

Unity Centre of the Kootenays starts at 11am

Michael Pratt will speak on his travels to Guatemala. His topic will be “Helping the poor people in Guatemala”

Everyone Welcome

Any questions? Contact 250-354-5394 905 Gordon Rd (IHA Bldg., back door)

The Salvation Army Nelson Community Church

Sunday Worship Service at 11:00 am Everyone is Welcome Your Pastors:

Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows 250 551 4986

601 Vernon Street (Middle Level)


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

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Anglican Church of Canada St. Saviour's ProCathedral Ward & Silica, Nelson Family Service & Eucharist Sunday 10:30 am

Village Road, South Slocan Sunday Service Suspended

St. Michael & All Angels Busk Road Balfour Sunday service 11 AM

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Our Region

Considering Rejection

Pastor Glen Stewart – Living Streams Christian Fellowship (Kaslo)

One of the most hurtful things that a human can experience is that of rejection. We all long to belong to something; to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. It is within this human desire that the boom can be lowered when you or I don’t meet other peoples’ expectations. Rejection!

Peter was a man who put his foot in his mouth saying things that he ought not to say. His greatest slip up occurred when he promised Jesus that he would suffer and die along with Jesus his Lord. Jesus, on the night of his betrayal, responds by saying that Peter would deny him three times before the rooster crowed twice (Mark 14:27-31). Then when this disciple eventually denied Christ, Peter is crushed (Mark 14:66-72). None of the slip-ups that he spoke previously could compare with this one. He must have thought, “I failed! How could God ever forgive me? It’s all over!” No doubt he thought his failure was bigger than God’s love for him. Compounding these thoughts, Peter’s friend, teacher and Lord then is crucified and dies. In the midst of this bleakness, the most amazing thing in history then occurs: three days later Jesus is resurrected from the dead! “But surely,” Peter undoubtedly thought, “Jesus will reject me because I denied Him.” There is no question! Right?

In Mark 16:7, immediately after the resurrection of Jesus, an angel in the form of a young man instructs the women who were in the tomb: “But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee” (emphasis added). This deliverer of God’s message intentionally singles Peter out from A Friendly Bible among the other Centre Church disciples in this message to go to Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am Galilee to meet his/ their resurrected “Massive Offense” Wednesday Bible study, ‘God’s word in you’ 6:45 pm Lord. Upon meeting 623 Gordon Rd. Nelson BC V1L 5X6 Him, Peter, along Phone 250-352-9322 • Pastor Rev. Ken H. Keber with the other Refreshments are served after the service disciples, are so (Affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada) impacted by Jesus’ love that they all Nelson United Church lived the rest of their Sunday Worship Gathering 10:00 am lives totally devoted MINISTER – David Boyd to Him sharing the Lent 4 Sunday School (Ages 4 and up) Nursery Room Available truth of His love with others. Saturday Night Alive

Rossland city council amending its downtown dog bylaw ARNE PETRYSHEN Rossland News Editor

Rossland is going where Nelson feared to tread: the city may soon allow dogs downtown, as council has asked staff to put together an amendment to the animal control bylaw. The move follows a committee of the whole meeting last month in which council members recommended attended dogs be allowed to be walked downtown. The committee also recommended that bylaw enforcement be increased once the bylaw is amended, as well as a fee structure for fines which will be applied cumulatively per dog, per offence, without resetting on a yearly basis. A motion for city staff to talk with the Rossland Chamber of Commerce to determine which businesses owners would allow dogs to be tied up behind their business, was defeated. The committee recommended that the bylaw also be amended to prohibit dogs from being tied up downtown. The committee deferred any decisions on a possible smoking regulation bylaw, which could prohibit smoking in public places, until after Interior Health makes a presentation in front of council on April 8. Nelson recently rejected a trial run of relaxing the rules to allow dogs downtown.

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

In light of this, one can’t help but wonder if we humans have a tendency to project what we have experienced with other humans – in this case rejection – onto God. This is an assumption that, as we have seen, is mistaken. Just as Jesus was resurrected from the dead almost 2,000 years ago, God wants to resurrect our hearts today to the truth of His love for us.

Identity Theft: the Nelson sequel Nelson Star Staff

The Nelson Police Department is looking for information on the identity of a female who has been using stolen credit and debit cards in and around Nelson. The woman has deprived an elderly victim of more than $3,000 while on her shopping sprees. Police are reviewing video footage of the female in various stores, but would welcome any information from the public. She is described as a white female, long brown hair, 25 to 35-years-old. She wears glasses and was wearing a distinctive black vest with pink and white stripes on the shoulders. If anyone has information as to the identity of this female please contact Cst. S. Hannah of the Nelson Police Department at 250-354-3919.

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Obituaries NOTICE OF PASSING Mrs. Mike Maxwell (nee Maloff) Pitt Meadows BC

formerly of Taghum & Blewett. Mary passed away peacefully

HENDRICKS “Bill” William Walter It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of William Walter “Bill” Hendricks at home in Chilliwack, BC on February 28, 2013. Bill was born on February 21, 1921 in Kaslo, BC. He moved to Nelson, BC with his parents Walter and Vera Hendricks. He served in the RCAF from May 1942 to July 1946. After his discharge he returned to Nelson where he met and married Fay House in 1947. In 1952 they moved to Vancouver where he was employed by Queen Charlotte Airlines and Pacific Western Airlines and finally by the Municipality of Richmond. He was the proud and loving father of two children, Brenda Mayall (Al) and Gary Hendricks (Tana). There followed 5 grandchildren Brian, Steven and Julie Dutt, Jaime Johnston and Bryn Hendricks and 14 great grandchildren. A move was then made to Harrison Hot Springs, BC and finally to Chilliwack, BC. Bill was predeceased by his parents, brothers Ted and Bob and sister Virginia. He is survived by his loving wife Fay of 65 years, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, sister Jean Taylor (Walter) of Richmond, BC and sister Louise Smith of Seattle, WA. Special thanks to Dr. L. MacIntosh for his very devoted care. A Memorial gathering for family and friends will be held on April 21, 2013 from 1 to 4 pm at the Best Western Hotel, 43971 Industrial Way, Chilliwack, BC. Online condolences may be offered at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home 45865 Hocking Avenue Chilliwack BC V2P 1B5 604-793-4555

March 4, 2013 at Ridge Meadows Hospital with family by her side. A service will be held in Port Coquitlam at Burkeview Chapel on Monday March 11th at 1pm. A following service will be held on Thursday March 14th in Castlegar. Arrangements through the Castlegar Funeral Chapel. Burial to follow at Brilliant Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mary can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.




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MASQUERADE Ball, Saturday March 9 at the SelfDesign High Commons, Nelson Legion. All Ages 7 PM to Midnight Refreshments, food and a cash bar offered. Dress-up, wear a mask if you wish and there will be masks available to purchase at the event. Music by Bessie and The Back Eddies. Tickets available at Otter Books and SelfDesign High. To get more info about this event, or to reserve tickets call (250)-354-1310.

Information LOOKING FOR THE CHILDREN OF Carol Goulet married to Lorenzo Joseph Goulet one of the children’s names could have been Kenneth born 1953 to 1959 married to Margaret if any info please contact 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 Touchstones Nelson is now accepting nominations for the Board of Directors. Please call 352.8200 for more information. Deadline March 20th.



On February 21, 2013 Raymond McLean Cooper of Nelson passed away at Kootenay Lake District Hospital at the age of 86 years. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm from St. Saviours Pro-Cathedral Anglican Church 723 Ward Street, Nelson, BC. Cremation has taken place. The graveside inurnment will follow in the Balfour cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy family and friends may make donations in memory to The Alzheimer Society of BC West Kootenays, 809 Davies Street, Nelson, BC V1L3T6. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. On-line condolence may be expressed at www.

Notice of Passing Josephine (Jo) Helen Crozier (nee Tencza) Born: July 13, 1947 Passed: February 27, 2013

The family of Josephine Crozier of Nelson, BC is deeply saddened to announce her passing on Wednesday, February 27th, 3013 at Kelowna General Hospital, at the age of 65. A celebration of Jo’s life will be held at the Nelson Curling Club Lounge on Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Online condolences may be expressed at

Born September, 1939 Died January 22, 2013

Found: Mail delivered to lower six mile road no return address for Heather Gorder pick up @ Nelson Star FOUND: Set of Toyota car keys @ the soccer field. Call 250.352.6221 to claim LOST Black Ray band Prescription Glasses from Castlegar Pool women bathroom. Please return to Complex, no questions asked Distress single Mom hasn’t even finished paying for them 250-352-5325 LOST: Journal/Appointment Book , moon signs, money orders, gift card, important info papers 352-1890

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MURPHY, Marie Anne (nee Coletti) Born: July 27, 1933 Passed: March 5, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marie on Tuesday March 5, 2013 in Nelson, B.C. Born on July 27, 1933 in Nelson, B.C. to Rosina and Louie Coletti. Marie spent her youth in Nelson and graduated in 1955 from Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Spokane, Washington. Marie’s happiest times were spent gardening, travelling and celebrating with family and friends. Her devotion to God sustained her throughout her long battle with cancer. Marie was predeceased by her sisters, Louise Thast, and Loretta Coletti and is survived by her brother George Coletti and sister Reta McGovern. Predeceased by her son Tom Jr., Marie will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 57 years Thomas Murphy, her children Shannon(Richard), Jo-Anne (Tom), Pam, Erin (Jim), her grandchildren Charles, Michelle, Chloe, and Everett. Prayers will be recited Sunday, March 10th at 7:00 PM and Funeral services held Monday, March 11th at 10:30 AM at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate with Father Jim Ratcliffe as celebrant. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the Kootenay Lake Hospital or charity of your choice. The family wishes to sincerely thank Dr. Cochrane, Dr. Malpass, Dr. D. Cook and all of the wonderful nurses and care workers in Nelson and Trail. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. on line condolences may be expressed at

It is with great sadness the family of Gerald George Iwanik say goodbye. Gerry died from a heart attack on 22nd January 2013 at his winter home, Fountain of Youth RV Park, Niland, California, USA at age 73 years. Gerry was born in Nelson, BC. He attended Hume School in Nelson then, Procter Elementary and Junior High School. Gerry worked with his parents and siblings on their North Shore Nelson and from 1948 Procter property clearing land, digging out stumps and a basement by hand for their home. He worked with his Father in the Àre wood business and Procter - Nelson Freight Line as a youth. He went to work at the Limequarry Mine with is Dad in the 50’s, also in the 50’s he worked at Palm Dairy in Nelson and Calgary, Alberta. Later at Stafford Mill, Harrop, BC. He married Corrine Nadeau and was employed in Castlegar at the Pulp Mill. Mid 1960’s took him North and he worked for Prince George Pulp and Paper in Prince George, BC He returned to his beloved West Kootenays in 1967. Gerry and a partner started the Àrst house boat rental on Kootenay Lake. Gerry spent many enjoyable years employed by Kootenay Forest Products, Nelson, BC He hauled by tugboat many booms of logs from Lardeau to the local Mill in Nelson via Kootenay Lake. He married Barbara Lindsay and their family lived in Nelson, Kaslo, returning to Nelson they purchased the Annable Block on Ward Street in Nelson. For many years Gerry was self-employed as a rock driller and blaster ‘anywhere in Canada’, however, the majority of work kept him in the Kootenay area. He was Papa to many, many foster children in those happy years. In 2004 he married Barbara McKay. They lived in his home at 6-mile, Mirror Lake then the Vernon area, wintering in Niland, California USA where he died. Gerry was a hard worker, always staying busy. He loved his family and friends. Gerry was well known by his many friends for his jokes and many stories. He loved to dance, ‘the Procter Stomp’ as he referred to it was his acclaimed specialty. He liked to barter and was a collector, often demonstrating his steam whistle collection. He travelled to Expo ‘67 and Montreal, Jamaica, across Canada, Mexico and many years winter in California, USA. Gerald was predeceased by his parents Peter and Annie Iwanik, Sister Dawn Cowan, Nephews Steven and Roger Fitchett and Brother in Law Thomas Fitchett. He is survived by his loving Sisters Marjorie Fitchett, Quesnel, BC, Janet Iwanik, Cranbrook, BC/Mazatlan, Mexico and Lynda Iwanik, Procter, BC, many, many nephews, nieces, cousins across Canada and USA, his Aunt Evelyn Hebert, Regina, Saskatchewan, Step Children Louise Atkins and Stephanie Baird of Nelson, BC and Foster Son Steven Etienne, Whitehorse, Yukon and their families. Wife Barbara Lee of Vernon and her grown children. Cremation has taken place in California, USA, Gerry’s ashes returned to Canada. “Gone but never forgotten Dear Brother, your smiling face will always be remembered in Our Hearts. Peace be with you.”


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Information Systems – Helpdesk Technician School District #20 (Kootenay-Columbia) is a looking for an energetic Information Systems - Helpdesk Technician to join our team. This challenging district position will provide support for district information systems. School District #20 is a compact district nestled in interior BC. We enjoy a strong commitment to technology throughout our district. Our technical environment includes: over 1000 computers (both Windows and Macintosh); a fibre based wide area network connecting all our sites; and diverse software set. Enjoy a very supportive environment, great quality of life and reasonable cost of living in the West Kootenays. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Supports district and school-based staff with technology issues and concerns 2. Logs and tracks issues; routes issues to appropriate team member 3. Performs inventory on a variety of systems 4. Creates and manages accounts in a variety of systems 5. Installs, configures and troubleshoots current business and education software 6. Performs other related duties. Deadline for applying is Friday, March 22, 2013 at 12:00 pm (Noon). For full detail including qualifications please refer to the Careers section of our website at www.sd20.

Career Opportunities


Career Opportunities

The Board of Directors of Nelson Community Services Centre is seeking an Executive Director for our non-profit agency. The Executive Director is responsible for overall program management and staff accountability as well as community development and growth of the agency. We are looking for a qualified professional who will be a leader for our team of 23 full and part time employees and 9 Board Members. This is a challenging and rewarding position with responsibility for a wide range of counselling, support and community programs.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS • Masters level education in social work or related field • A minimum of 3 years non-profit management experience. • Demonstrated experience and competence with financial administration, human resource management in a unionized setting, contract management, program and fund development. This is a full time position with salary commensurate with education and experience beginning July 2013. To review a detailed job description, go to Further inquiries may be directed to Lena Horswill, retiring Executive Director, at 250-352-3504 Ext: 223 Submit resume and cover letter to: Attention: Julia Bennett Chair of Recruitment and Hiring Committee #201 – 518 Lake Street Nelson, BC V1L 4C6 Or e-mail to: Closing Date: Friday, March 29th, 2013

Located in the West Kootenay of southeastern BC, 450 employees of Zellstoff Celgar Limited Partnership (‘Celgar’) produce over 1400 tonnes of Bleached Kraft pulp per day. Our mill is a World Class state of the art facility and we continue to make significant capital investments to maintain that standing! We are 1 of 3 Pulp Mills owned by Mercer International Inc. We are Castlegar’s leading employer and are committed to maintaining our responsible position within the community and being our customers’ preferred supplier of choice.



SUMMER STUDENT ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN I The City of Nelson Engineering Department currently has an opportunity for a Summer Student. Reporting to the Manager of Engineering, this position will fulfill the role of an Engineering Technician I from May 1 through August of 2013. The successful candidate will be enrolled in an accredited postsecondary program in an engineering related discipline with further studies commencing in the fall of 2013. Further information regarding this position can be found at under the employment opportunities section. Human Resources #101 – 310 Ward Street, Nelson, BC, V1L 5S4 or fax to 250-352-2131 or e-mail Please ensure delivery by 4:30 PM, March 28, 2013

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however; only those under consideration will be contacted. The City of Nelson is committed to employment equity. We invite applications from all qualified persons. The City of Nelson is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.

EQUIPMENT PAINTER Auto body knowledge an asset. Full or Part Time Contact Kevin at Trowelex Rentals, Castlegar 250-365-3315

Fitness Trainer / Hiking Guide

Mountain Trek @ Ainsworth is hiring a seasonal multifaceted individual. Send resume to: before March 12th

Visitor Services CoordinatorAdministrative Assistant The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce is seeking a well-qualified individual to fill the position of Visitor Services Coordinator-Administrative Assistant. The successful candidate will facilitate the day-to-day administrative support of the Nelson and Area Visitor Centre and provide administrative support to the Chamber of Commerce. The Coordinator works closely with the Visitor Centre Supervisor and Executive Director, Chamber members and the business community. The position is a 35 hours per week. Responsibilities • Manage daily administrative operations of the Nelson and area Visitor Centre, including reception and first point of contact for Visitors • Communicate with members at all stages of their membership – prospective, current and renewing and assists with all new member inquiries • Maintain financial records data entry, and the receipt of contributions and memberships dues, and process them according to designated procedures • Monitor and update the Chamber website including web communications and social media • Day-to-day office coordination and administrative assistance • Attend and participate in Chamber events Preferred Skills • Administrative experience • Exceptional customer service skills , verbal and written communications abilities •Knowledge and ability to promote local, regional and provincial tourism products to encourage longer stays and return visit • Job enthusiasm and a desire tohelp reach the Chamber’s goals and deliver superior customer service to chamber members and visitors • Knowledge of local and regional business community and community services • Database management experience Possess advanced skills in MS Windows, Word, Excel, Publisher and Outlook • Possess high level organizational skills • Able to demonstrate initiative and be resourceful • A consummate team player who is able to work independently Please drop off resumes to the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce 225 Hall Street Nelson BC, Attention Tom Thomson, or email Closing Date March 15th, 2013

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

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We are in need of a Relief Shift Safety Coordinator for our Safety Resources Department. The successful candidate will have a minimum of: • Industrial Emergency Response Experience (Confined Space Rescue, Spill Response and Emergency Procedures) • OFA Level 3 • Level 1 Fire Fighter • Working knowledge of sprinkler and alarm systems • Industrial Work Experience • Ability to work a 12 hour shift schedule.

We thank all applicants; only those whose candidacy best suits our needs will be contacted.



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Merchandise for Sale

Help Wanted

Financial Services

Food Products

Misc. for Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

LIVE-IN RESIDENTIAL Manager needed for a N/S, N/P 50 unit apartment building in Trail, BC. Send resume to: or mail to 1003525 Laburnum Drive, Trail, BC V1R 2S9

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Medical OfďŹ ce Asst (MOA) required for Nelson Medical Office. Permanent P/T position. Reply to SECURITY RUNNERS Wanted. Send resume to: or fax 250-368-3177

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



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Bummed Sexually? Sex therapy can help. Dr. Pega Ren. SmartSexTalk. 352-3139

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

Help Wanted

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

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Apt/Condo for Rent 1 brdm + den. 1 - 1 1/2 bath N/S $1500/m util included + Deposit, avail April 1st ref req

or 1.800.611.5788 Deluxe 2 bdrm apartment available April 1 , central location, balcony, parking, shared yard 354-4861 ref

Cleaning Services

Lake O’Hara Lodge is accepting applications for

Sous Chef

Help Wanted

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Resumes should be sent to: Human Resources #101 – 310 Ward Street, Nelson, BC, V1L 5S4 or fax to 250-352-2131 or e-mail Please ensure delivery by: March 29th 2013 at 4:30 pm. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The City of Nelson is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.

Auto Financing

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.


Auto Financing Commercial/ Industrial 4500SQ FT (418sq meters) grd flr, suitable for retail/whole sale, customer parking, loading dock, high traffic disability. Call (250)352-5674.

Homes for Rent CRAWFORD BAY HOUSE 3 bdrm, 2 bath, $1000 + util/mon, n/s, n/p. 250-3651005




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Castlegar clean, bright spacious 1 Bdrm ground level basement studio suite, partly furnished, convenient central location, N/S, N/P, shared laundry, $750/mth includes utilities, WIFI & Satellite TV Days 250-304-5289, evening 365-0620, Avail Immediately CASTLEGAR South 1 Bdrm Suite, Basement lrg kitchen/dining room, Avail Immed, $750/mth incl Utilities internet, 250-304-7490 Home in Town 1 bdrm suite available NOW NS, NP, WD, FS. $900/m 250-352-6975 DL# 7557

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SUMMER STUDENT LABOURERS The City of Nelson is recruiting for student labourers to work primarily in the Operations Department. These positions are open to students who have completed 1 year of post secondary education and will be continuing full time studies in the fall. The positions require a valid class 5 driver’s license and successful completion of grade 12. For more information, please visit the “Info Centre� at www. These CUPE positions offer $15.50/hour.

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Pets & Livestock

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

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Re: The estate of Ruth Anne Gough, also known as Fiona McLaren, deceased, formerly of Nelson/Riondel, British Columbia

careers at cbt Manager, Community Initiatives (13-14 month maternity leave coverage) %FBEMJOFOPPO145.BSDI  Administrative Assistant, Sector Initiatives (13-14 month leave coverage) %FBEMJOFOPPO145"QSJM  A detailed description of both positions can be viewed at or requested from Debra Stewart at 1.800.505.8998. Please forward resumes to by the deadline for consideration. XXXDCUPSHt

Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Ruth Anne Gough, also known as Fiona McLaren, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Wendy Scott, Executor of the Estate of Ruth Anne Gough, at PO Box 12, Riondel, BC V0B 2B0 on or before April 2, 2013, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice.

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

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Perfect 1st Time/Retirement High Street Bargain

ter s a f d l so Clean, well laid out 2 bedroom with a lot of room to roam around. 25min from Nelson.

$250K-$300K Cozy in Uphill

er t s a f d sol Come check out this beautifully maintained 4 bed, 2 bath home with over 1,500 finished sq ft.

7 Meadow Creek Acres

ID: 1315

2 bed, 2 bath mobile w/ large carport, shop, add’nl garage, w/ mature cedars all around.

Knock-Out Patio!


Engineered floors, vaulted ceil ceilings, loft-style mbdrm, 3 beds, 3 baths with a great deck. Must see.

Close to College

ID: 1015

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

New Home & 12+Acres ID: 1165

reduced! New hi-efficiency solar home and 12.5 acres of very secluded land just 10 mins from Castlegar.

Granite Pointe Walk-Out

r e t s a f sold


ID: 1575 Rare opportunity for this two bedroom condo on offer just steps from the downtown core.


Ready to Build W/F

Great highway side deli business with large clientel and lots of potential for growth. Seller willing to train and everything included.


Fairview Family Value

ter s a f d l so Close to Lakeside, 2,400sqft split-level family home w/ beautifully landscaped lot.

r e t s a f sold Great family getaway property. Clean, 2 bed mobile home w/ dock and room to expand.


Sought-After Vallican Acres ID: 2155

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

r e t s a f sold

Solid Family Home

Relocate your business to a busy Slocan Valley highway frontage location w /2 homes.

3 Homes-9 Flat Acres-Wow ID: 3335


3-4 bedroom family home with enough room for a basement suite. Immediate possession.

Make an Offer!

r e t s a f sold 4 BDRM family home located walking distance from beach w/ gurgling creek in backyard.

Fairview Level Entry

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

50 feet of beach, a dock with covered boat slip, 4 beds, 3 baths. Come have a look.

Steps from the Beach ID: 3095

Best City Views

er t s a f d sol Large and beautiful in-town Linwood chalet-style, cedar home with huge 3 car garage and shop.

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

Great Home & 32 Acres

r e t s a f sold $450K-$500K

Almost Waterfront Timberframe ID: 3015

ID: 1585


Nelson’s Finest Heritage ID:3305

Lakeshore Lifestyle ID:1275

Built for one of Nelson’s earliest Mayors this well maintained property will take you back in time.


$1M & Above

Riverfront 4-PLEX ID:3325

Incomparable Waterfront

ID: 1195 4 rentable vacation suites on the Slocan river with furnishings and hot tub included.

testimonal Dear Property Lab Team,

Best Balfour Acreage! Home, Rental & Commercial ID: 1075

11 acres offers mix of pasture and trees, creek, multiple buildings and lake views.

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Just under an acre and fully serviced on Kootenay Lake. Awaiting your dream home...

Great HWY Frontage Best Price Waterfront

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Luxurious and inspired architectural achievement on finest WF parcel in the Kootenays.

1st February, 2013

My husband and I are pleased to provide this letter of reference for Brady, Tad, and Paul- the RE/MAX Property Lab Team. They have been a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Paul spent quite some time producing an amazing video presentation of our home. Tad’s stunning photos meticulously taken from all the right angles definitely showed off our property in the best possible way. We can’t stress enough how essential this type of marketing expertise is nowadays because most buyers spend hours scanning MLS properties on line. Any tool that can get them “in the door” so to speak, in a virtual world will then produce a showing appointment, which is the first step towards a sale. Our highest praise is reserved for Brady. From the day we met him when we were interviewing Realtors, Brady has conducted himself with the utmost professionalism. Not only has he represented our property well, holding various Realtor open houses and providing us with timely updates after each showing, he also brought us our first offer. The first offer was instrumental in creating a second offer at full price which we accepted. In our minds the Property Lab Team did an excellent job and we wish them continued success in the future.

-Dan & Paula S. Nelson, BC

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Rare walk-out unit at Granite Pointe, fully upgraded with largest master bedroom in development.

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

Custom crafted 2,188 sqft timber frame home steps from beach, 10 mins from Nelson.

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District superintendent says Fraser Institute study is ‘ridiculous’ Continued from Page 1 student needs. “There is important information available to us in the FSA results, and when used in concert with other important sources of data, provides a bigger picture for us as we plan for student success,” he says. However, Jones says they recognize the assessments parachute into the classroom and are not connected to the content of that class at that time. “They provide an important snapshot — but the photo album of student achievement includes a number of other assessments by teachers on a daily basis,” he says. Nelson’s Hume Elementary School scored 6.1 out of 10 while ranking 385 out of 853 schools. Brent Kennedy in Crescent Valley ranked 703 out of 853 and scored 4.3 out of 10. Jones says these rankings are flawed for a number of reasons, most notably because they use limited data. “I believe it is a ridiculous exercise to attempt to rank schools, when we recognize that the context from school to school differs, and shifts from year to year,” he says. Other Kootenay Lake schools in the district either had no students writing the FSA, or the results had to be masked due to a small population where individual children could be more easily identified through the data. The report card also includes important information about each school’s make-up, including parents’ average income, the percentage of ESL students, and the percentage of specialneeds students. The complete results for schools is available at where visitors can compare individual schools with others based on their results over the last five years. 27

Good Deeds

Police commend youths for helping distressed dog Nelson Star Staff

The Nelson Police Department is grateful for the “valiant efforts” of two Nelson youths who were able to help a distressed dog. Late last month, two young males ages 12 and 13 came across a dog that was limping in and out

of traffic on the Observatory overpass. They were able to get control of the dog and walked it to the police department to get help. Police were able to contact the very relieved owner who said the dog had escaped from the yard. The dog was not injured during its time on the road, rather limping due to arthritis.

250.352.7861 2124 Ymir Road

Have a : Adopt a Rescue Pet! This year KAAP plans to help more cats and dogs than ever, but we can’t do it alone! Please support your rescue organization by ADOPTING, DONATING and FOSTERING. Here are a few excellent pets needing forever homes. More are listed on our website at, or call Daryl at 250-551-1053 for info. JAKE Jake is a gorgeous little boy with shiny fur and bright eyes. He is quite calm and relaxed for his age (5 months), but loves to play too. He also loves to snuggle on his own terms. Lovely little kitty. He is all vaccinated, and neutered. He is being fostered in Castlegar. Call 250551-1053.


Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814


Robert Goertz 250.354.8500


Wonderful country estate on Turner Road in Blewett. Spacious family home with 3800 square feet on three levels, 4 bedrooms and 3½ baths. Built for family living. Bright kitchen open to eating area and family room with floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, access to expansive wood deck that overlooks the park-like yard. This property is special with 4.52 level acres that will suit all your country dreams.


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.

Call Wayne 2018 TARRY’S Just about everything in this contemporary country home that isn’t new has been upgraded. The newly completed addition adds more than just square footage to this great family home all on a 1-acre parcel on a secondary road.



Bridges for Women: Breaking the Cycle and Building the Future

Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584

If you have experienced violence or abuse and you are interested in exploring your recovery, personal growth, and life/career planning,

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$305,000 Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443

Kristina Little 250-509-2550


Steven Skolka 250-354-3031

The Bridges Program is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia









Call Norm or Lev

Perched over 2 sun soaked acres, this custom built 5 bdrm home is far from ordinary and has it all; from a gourmet kitchen to a theater room nothing has been missed. The property offers a detached workshop, beautiful landscaping and a creek meandering through it. This home has been lovingly maintained inside and out and will not disappoint. This must be seen to appreciate.


Supports for childcare and transportation are available. Maximum of 12 participants.



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


10:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Thursday May 6 - June 20, 2013

Nelson Community Services Centre #201 - 518 Lake Street, Nelson BC 250-352-3504


7 acre riverfront homestead in Vallican with 2 bedroom full basement cedar log home overlooking the entire valley and the river below. Several log out buildings, 3-4 acres of prime pastureland. Southern exposure, excellent water supply. First time ever on the market.

Solid, incredibly well maintained home in Slocan. Private, landscaped yard and beautiful views will draw you into this 3 bdrm home. Featuring a large living room, upgraded fireplace and huge windows, this home is perfect for the retiree or young family. This move in ready home is waiting for you to come and love!

Call Kristina

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


250.352.7178 520 C Falls Street Nelson

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


Friday, March 8, 2013 Nelson Star

Miss Quincy & The Showdown All-girls blues trio returns to Nelson, the place Miss Quincy got her start Page 2

Patrick Maliha Reigning record holder for most impressions headlines a night of stand-up at the Capitol. Page 3

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Technically she and her blues band, Miss Quincy & The Showdown, have lived on the road for the past couple of years, in a nearly-constant state or touring. But the last time Miss Quincy (a.k.a. Jody Peck) lived in one place, it was in Nelson. An alumna of the Selkirk music program, she fondly remembers her Wednesday night ritual of going to The Royal for open mic night. She played her first Miss Quincy show at that Baker Street venue. "It was like my living room," she says, explaining she used to live two blocks from The Royal. "I would walk over there in my pajamas and see if I should go out for the night — then go home and change." Miss Quincy doesn't get back to Nelson very often these days — the last time she was here was to open for The Cave Singers last July. Since then, she's written music for a third album (which she says will be bluesy with more rock elements than her previous recordings) and is road testing those tunes before taking them into the studio this spring. When we spoke on the phone earlier this week, Miss Quincy was stranded in Lethbridge, Alberta. Highway closures interrupted her Western Canada tour, forc-

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ing the band to cancel a show and hole up at a friend's place until the weather improved. It's a rare break for a group who spends most of their time shoulder-to-shoulder in a tour van packed to the roof with instruments. "It's a pretty intense lifestyle," Miss Quincy says of her life on the road. But she's been doing it long enough that it's become second nature for her. "You develop road expertise, like you know in every town where you're going to stop for food," she says. She's also mastered the art of putting on makeup in bar bathrooms before going on stage and how to book a hotel room for one and sneak in three extra

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people. As well as where not to skimp: "We have a very reliable vehicle now," she laughs. Miss Quincy & The Showdown play The Royal on Saturday, with Tofu Stravinsky opening the show. Miss Quincy and Tofu guitar-player Tyler Toews go way back — the pair toured together as a duo before she started working with The Showdown. "I'm looking forward to it; it's going to be a bit of a reunion of sorts — not just with Tyler but all my Nelson friends I love so much," Miss Quincy says. "It's going to be an upbeat show. People should come ready to dance." Tickets are $10 and doors open at 8 p.m.

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Mar 30th - Neighbor Home Breakin’ Records

Apr 27th - DJ Czech

Miss Quincy & The Showdown

Mat the Alian Since the age of 14 (1988), Mat many Canadian festivals, includhas been mixing, skratching and ing Shambhala. making mixes — playing beats Mat’s original music and respanning many genres, tempos mixes are coming fast and furiand styles but always having one ous — they have been featured thing in common — heavy drum on many T.V. shows, DVDs and breaks and basslines. webisodes. It all started after His remixes for Mat the Alien March 9 hearing the electronic Nick Thayer, South Doors 10 p.m. sounds being played in Rakkas (featured Spiritbar the warehouse parties on Diplo’s Mad DeTickets $15 around the northwest cent blog), and his of England as a teen. originl music has In 1995 Mat moved to Whistler, plays from some of the industry’s BC, to pursue his new addiction biggest names. His skratches of snowboarding. can be heard on tracks by Fort Mat has toured across the Knox Five, Eprom & Ill Gates, globe and performed in 14 coun- and Sweatshop Union. tries from Miami to Moscow at He is taking the solo DJ act sports events such as the US Su- to new heights, hitting all of the percross, Olympic Games (To- senses with custom remix and rino and Whistler), X-Games and video edits.

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After seven years, Juno Award-winning folk artist Stephen Fearing is back with a new solo album. He’ll be showing it off in Nelson next week. Born out of several life-changing events, Between Hurricanes is both the document and result of many significant changes for Fearing, following the release of Yellowjacket back in 2006. “Though I didn’t know it at the time, it marked the end of many things and the beginning of so many more,” said Fearing. “My marriage of 14 years ended shortly after the record came out. Hard on the heels of this devastation, True North Records, my home on record for over a decade, changed hands. “Around the same time, my dear friend and manager Bernie Finkelstein started to make noises about cutting back on his workload. Bernie and I had been together through thick and thin for over 16 years, but I realized that it was time to let go of the old ties and step out into the brave new world of true independence.” In 2008, Fearing moved from his home in Guelph, Ontario to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he worked on albums with Blackie and The Rodeo Kings and Belfast’s Andy White. He also got remarried, became a father, and still managed to tour relentlessly. New songs had begun to emerge and plans were finally made to return to studio. Fearing shaped the 11 songs on Between Hurricanes with the idea of crafting a solo record, while not employing a traditional folk approach to the music. Fearing will take the stage at The Royal on Tuesday, March 12. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts around 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 – Nicole Liebermann Cover photo by Jodie Ponto


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ere’s Patrick Maliha’s claim to fame: He’s the World Record Holder for the most impressions performed in one minute.

The Vancouver comedian beat out Saturday Night Live’s Dana Carvey for the record in 2009. Carvey had done 18 impressions on the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Maliha beat it with 27 impressions, which were video recorded on a Tuesday night at Darby’s Pub in Vancouver and mailed in to Universal Record Database (the moment also made its way onto YouTube). “It was a ton of fun,” Maliha recalls, explaining the evening was a fundraiser for a friend and the stunt was great for ticket sales. His recored was featured in the RecordSetter Book of World Records and that’s when the challengers started coming out of the woodwork. “After people started finding out about the record, everyone wanted to beat it,” he says. “I think somebody did 28 or 29 and that was the end of my record.” That is, until last year

when CBC’s Laugh Out Loud asked him to re-claim the record at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival gala. Attempting to squeeze a few more impressions into a minute, Maliha says, was distinctly less fun and a lot more work than his earlier exploit. “It was unbelievably hard. I’m not gonna lie,” he says. But he pulled it off. He did 31 impressions in one minute, a record that’s approaching the realm of being unbeatable — it would be tough to talk fast enough to do anymore. He’s considered trying to get to 33 or 34, just to make sure nobody will ever take the record away from him. “I like being able to say I hold a world record. It looks good on the posters,” he says. ••• Patrick Maliha is headlining an evening of standup comedy at the Nelson Capitol Theatre on Satur-


Patrick Maliha day. He’ll be doing about an hour set, and says there will be lots of impressions scattered throughout the show, including an end bit where he takes impression requests from the audience. “It’s probably the greatest show people will ever see in their lives — if they’ve never seen another show ever before,” he says of his act. “If they’ve seen other shows, it might be the second best, or maybe the third or the 42nd.” Opening the evening will be Nelson’s 2013 Cultural

Ambassador, Lucas Myers, who will appear as his altar egos, like Steven the Art Star and Randy From Creston. Then Vancouver’s Ben McGinnis will take the stage. Armed with a caustic wit, McGinnis has been making furtive eye contact with audiences across North America since 2007. This presentation is part of the Capitol Season. The show goes Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 or $20 for students and series pass holders.

Gary Wright is unrepentant. Lovers of books, politics, and subversity can find out why at a reading from Wright’s rollicking 2012 biography Unrepentant on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library. Wright is known locally as the former long-time mayor of New Denver. If that is remarkable in itself, so is Wright’s story. An American college student in the 1960s, Wright became involved in the anti-Vietnam war movement, becoming active with Students for a Democratic Society. The U.S. State Department revoked his passport and put him on the FBI’s watch list. Wright began planning a move to Canada. Unrepentant begins with those heady protest years and follows Wright through his decades playing music and all that went with a free-spirit lifestyle: sex, drugs, and rock and roll, all of which eventually led him to politics. His entrance in civic politics began when, working as New Denver’s janitor, he was encouraged to run for a seat on council. It was a short step to become New Denver’s straight-spoken mayor, a post he held for 22 years. “Life is weird,” says Wright. “One year in one country I am wanted by the FBI; another year in another country I receive a medal for public service, and get a letter of commendation from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Same man, same beliefs. Go figure.” Unrepentant is a word Wright applies both to his community and to himself. Unrepentant, the book, is full of anecdotes about new-age gurus, roadhouse musicians and regional political figures such as RDCK Chair John Kettle and former provincial cabinet minister Corky Evans. Evans contributed a chapter about his own experiences in the anti-war movement. Wright will read from his book and answer questions at what the Library expects to be a packed event.

Touchstones Members Show and Sale work in this show.” With so many artists participating, there is a lot to take in, with work spilling out of the gallery space and into the adjacent hallway. Painting, drawing, photography and other two-dimensional media are well represented, but you’ll also find ceramics, woodwork, fibre, sculpture and even a small brass chain mail piece! This is the first year that Touchstones Nelson has had

this type of show, and Taylor says that the response has been overwhelmingly postive, both from artists and from people visiting the show. Much of the work is also for sale, offering a great opportunity for current or aspiring art collectors. The exhibit will run until Sunday, April 7 at 4 p.m. Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History is located at 502 Vernon Street. For information call 250-352-9813.

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What does art look like in the Kootenays? An exhibition now up at Touchstones Nelson featuring work produced by 63 of its members can help answer that question. According to gallery curator Rod Taylor, “There’s quite a range of work here, kind of a composite portrait of what art looks like in our area. It certainly doesn’t cover everything, but with 63 artists there’s a pretty good chance you know someone who has

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Stash Trax Dustin Stashko 103.5 The Bridge Afternoon Drive Host Which came first, the image or the music? I think Sprite got it right with their 1996 slogan “Image is nothing, thirst is everything. Obey your thirst, Sprite.” However, I rarely reach to carbonated lemon-lime sodas when I’m thirsty. I find water usually does the trick — unless we’re talking about adult beverages. In that case I’m like Switzerland, completely neutral, without a preference of one mix or another. I can’t help but think that if the Britneys and Jessicas of the late 90s tried to crack into the music industry today, we wouldn’t have experienced “Chicken of the Sea”* or the movie Crossroads. Why? Because there’s no way that with the technology we have today and the accessibility of music, enough people would have come together to hold such mediocre music in such high regard. Image-first music is on its way to becoming a thing of the past. Record companies aren’t wasting their time on manufacturing a superstar with second-rate talent but who happens to look good enough to stick into a reality TV show. Now, talented artists are getting their due. It doesn’t matter what they look like, it’s the music that counts. That being said, Melissa Bel is a total babe. But remember, image doesn’t matter! If it did, Melissa Bel and I would probably be dating and on the road to becoming one of Canada’s “power couples.” She’d have the title of “upcoming blues songstress,” and I’d have the title of... Alright, I don’t know but you know what? Titles don’t matter. Shut up.

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Her sophomore album Distance is unassuming. You expect to hear some generic music come out of your speakers, but instead you get a booming powerful voice and some great blues guitar. There are songs about breakups on this one. I mean come on, there’s always a song about a breakup but how it’s delivered is what makes it work. You’ll find the quintessential breakup tune on ‘Over and Done With.’ It’s got a great horn section and a sweet Motown vibe that you’d expect to come straight out of Detroit. Melissa even tackles the Bill Withers’ classic ‘Ain’t no Sunshine’, which is no easy feat. I’m known to roll my eyes when people choose this song to cover, but Melissa makes it her own with her emotionally powered voice. If she wanted, she could sing this to me while we share a bubble bath together. Let me point out that in no way is that creepy because I’d use aromatherapy bubble bath. I’m considerate like that. Melissa Bel’s image doesn’t matter, but her music does. Don’t just go Google her right now, check out her website, click her photos and music because in all honesty, I’d be angry with you if you did — mostly because she’s my girlfriend and I’d get super jealous. Of course she’s not aware of it yet, but I’m sure she’ll get the hint when she receives the ten aromatherapy bath gift baskets, but not in a creepy way. *On her reality TV show Newlyweds, Jessica Simpson gets confused why her tuna is called “Chicken of the Sea” and then her husband, Nick Lachey, has to explain to her that she’s eating tuna, a fish that has the ocean cred of a chicken on land.

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the message that the author, David Mitchell, has imbedded there. Is it the slippery slope of moral degeneracy, the ultimate outcome of unbridled avariciousness, or just the vagaries of fate that lead up to the most futuristic of these tales? Are these stories each the logical outcome of the social/economic climate prevalent at the time of the former tale? Beautifully written, full of adventure and with a diversity of writing styles, I found this book a gripping and illuminating read.


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Hollywood movie magic at the Nelson Civic Theatre Kickoff Gala and the screening of the James Bond film Skyfall brought out the glitter as tuxes, pearls and Bond girls walked the red carpet.  The highlight of the evening was the announcement of an anonymous local donation of $60,000 towards the purchase of a new digital projection and sound system.  Digital projection and sound is essential to ensure the future of the Nelson Civic Theatre. After this year, 35mm movie prints will no longer be made. That means that without digital, Nelson’s big screen will fade to black. Project manager Roger Ley issued a Community Challenge: to match that generous donation, coupled with $15,000 already raised, to reach the $150,000 price tag for full-digital projection and sound. “If the community can match that $75,000 by May 1st, we can go digital by summer,” says Ley. “When you break it down, it’s easy: 750 people donate $100, or 300 people sponsor seats. This is absolutely achievable.” Businesses who contribute $500 or more earn a place on the donor wall, while seat sponsors receive special sponsorship acknowledgement as well. All donations made via the City of Nelson are eligible for a tax receipt. The Nelson Civic Theatre Society was given the green light in October 2012 to begin the work of reopening and renovating the theatre. Three screens are essential to be successful as a nonprofit enterprise, and so the goal is a complete upgrade and renovation to become a multiplex. The theatre can then show new, classic, and independent film at the same time, show streaming satellite TV sports and cultural events, or be used as an alternate rehearsal or performance venue. It’s a multi-year project, Ley explains, with the Community Challenge aimed at reaching the first fundraising goal. “The possibilities are exciting,” says Ley. “Our kickoff weekend, with more than sell-out crowds, proved that the community wants their theatre back. We’re confident that Nelson can rise to the Community Challenge.” The Society is accepting donations of any size by cheque at Nelson Civic Theatre, 719 Vernon Street, Nelson BC V1L 4G3 or online at via Paypal. Donations by cheque made to the City of Nelson and earmarked for the Nelson Civic Theatre are eligible for a charitable tax receipt. For more information go to the website or call 250-352-5833.

I saw some magical moments at the Open Stages last week. The evening at the Royal started with several folk artists opening up the show, among them Lada Kurnoff and Jordan Bonin. The show started to pick up steam when Allie Kane from Selkirk College had several musicians

join her for the last part of her performance. Nelson band Heartsong and company kept people dancing, and Patrick Bonin with his brother Jordan on bass and drummer Malik Mourah kept up the dancing energy. The evening then moved into an extended instrumental performance fronted by MarcAndre Hamelin a member of the band Hammerhead.

At the Dam Inn, Brad from Thrums presented some new originals he had recently written. Kale and Jeff came out with a didgeridoo and guitar and did quite the duo performance. Kale is from Slocan City and his friend Jeff was visiting from Ontario, so it was a rather rare performance. Bex Du Hume and Susan G also did a fine set of original and cover tunes.


Benji started us off at the Balfour Beach Inn with some of his folk covers, and soon the stage was full of musicians playing along to a set fronted by Sunshine Drive’s, Grant Sutherland. Nik and Borris Faraguna were also there to play Nik’s last performance in Canada for awhile — he is returning to Japan to further his musical endeavours there. For an updated schedule of Open Stage times, see


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f you’ve met Andrew da Silva, chances are you’ve also tried his Raw Dragon chocolate. My partner got to know the gracious chocolatier in a multi-week art workshop, and after each class he’d come home with Raw Dragon samples, gifted to him from da Silva. What a way to make friends! Consequently, I’ve managed to sample each of the three flavours in the Raw Dragon line — bee pollen, hemp-mint and, my personal favourite, chili chai — and admittedly, have become kinda hooked on them. The thing about Raw Dragon chocolate is that it’s not overly sweet. I feel more like I’m eating an energy bar than a decadent treat. And that’s exactly the way da Silva designed it: as a guilt-free, healthy snack. Unlike candy bars that are full of sugar and processed at hot temperatures, which kill the super-food qualities contained in the cocoa bean, da Silva’s chocolate is sugar-free (sweetened with honey) and minimally processed at temperatures below 120 F to keep the beneficial nutrients intact. “Chocolate, in its raw form, is incredibly complex. It’s loaded with vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants,” he explains. “But the nutrients are heat sensitive. When you cook it, you loose a lot of the benefit.” Da Silva tells me this over an afternoon coffee — except only I’m drinking coffee. He’s not a caffeine drinker, he tells me, because he gets all the energy


he needs by nibbling away on his raw chocolate. “I eat some everyday,” he says. “I’ve become immune to its euphoric effects. I used to get a bit of a rush if I ate a full bar; now I’m just happy and energized all the time.” That’s the other thing about chocolate: it makes you feel good. It has an affect on neurotransmitters that control the serotonin and dopamine levels in your body, among other things, so eating it gives you a similar feeling to being in love. So in a way, da Silva says, he feels like making good chocolate is like spreading joy around the community. “If somebody eats my chocolate and they become slightly happier and does something nice for one person or gives

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Celebrate International Women's Day with a performance of The Vagina Monologues on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 at the Old Church Hall (602 Kootenay Street) at 7 p.m. Proceeds go to the Nelson Women's Centre and the One Billion Rising campaign. Tickets are $13 to $20 and are available at Otter Books and ISIS Essentials.

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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.

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Portraits of my Friends on the John debuts on Friday, March 15 at Ourglass Studio and Gallery (568 Ward Street). The humorous exhibition features the new illustrations by artist Mary Marinangeli. Please come out for an evening of creativity and laughter from 8 to11p.m. Learn more about the artist here: Touchstones Nelson is currently showing Winlaw artist Graham Gilmore’s I Love You, In Theory exhibit in Gallery A. The exhibit includes Gilmore’s iconic textbased paintings on panel, canvas and paper, alongside sculptures. Touchstones Nelson Members’ Show and Sale continues in Gallery B until April 7. This salon-style exhibition showcases the wide-ranging talent of the gallery’s members. Much of the work is also for sale. 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.


Have you ever wondered about the controversy surrounding the debate over evolution and creationism? On Sunday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. Dr. David Eberth, the senior paleontologist and geologist from the Drumheller Royal Tyrrell Museum, will describe the history of the conflict between science and religion, presenting a synopsis of the scientific evidence focusing on his specialties, and speaking to the forces that continue to drive this false controversy. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation. This event, presented by the Centre for Inquiry, will be held at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students.


Fliks will be screening Midnight's Children on Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. The movie is Deepa Mehta's long awaited adaptation of Salmon Rushdie's novel by the same name. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth, available in advance at Otter Books.


The New Vibrations bring their live motown experience back to Spiritbar on Friday, March 8. Doors at 10 p.m. Cover is $10. 5 Trick Pony returns for a night of dancefloor bliss at The Royal on Friday, March 8. This night features DJ’s Breakfluid, Braden Early, Grandpa Phunk and Andrew Fi. Doors open at 9 p.m. Cover is $5 at the door. Sarah Jane and Jayln from L.V. Rogers secondary school will open Ellison's Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions on

Saturday, March 9 from noon to 3 p.m. Next is Slocan Valley's Steph Infection, a finger picking singer songwriter with folk/ bluegrass. Last act is Brian Kalbfleisch on ukulele and piano. Kalbfleisch is lead singer for the band Von Butcher. Mat the Alien returns to Spiritbar on Saturday, March 9 with an opening set by B-Ron. Tickets are $15 in advance at the Hume Hotel. Doors open at 10 p.m. The Nelson Overture Concerts Society presents Ensemble Caprice performing La Follia and the Gypsies on Friday, March 8, 8 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. This unique and lively program features pieces taken from Uhrovska Zbierka, a collection from the country now known as Slovakia, and works by composers who were influenced by the gypsy music they heard while travelling throughout Europe. Tickets are $24 for adults, $14 for students/youth.

touch. The Matinee will open the show. Doors open 7 p.m. Show starts around 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door or $10 in advance at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and The Royal is excited to announce Vancouver’s Celtic-punk legends, The Real McKenzies will be paying us a visit on Thursday, March 14. The night will open with the music and nonsensical antics of B.A. Johnston, followed by Montreal’s punk band, East End Radicals. Tickets are $15, available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and online at Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts around 9 p.m. Masta Ace, a rapper from Brooklyn, New York, brings his Son of Yvonne tour to Spiritbar on Friday, March 15. Doors at 10 p.m. MC Depth is opening the show. First 100 tickets are only $10 at the Hume Hotel front desk.

After Work Swing continues with E.T. Atomic Swing Band at The Royal on Friday, March 8. Doors at 6 p.m. No cover. Donations for the band are appreciated.

Calgary’s Freddy J & Robbie C bring their Colour Vision winter tour to Spiritbar on Saturday, March 16. Doors at 10 p.m. Cover is $5 before 11 p.m. and $10 after.

Method Man, one of the founding members of Wu-Tang Clan, will be at Element nightclub in Castlegar on Friday, March 8. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $45, available in advance at the Telus kiosk at Chahko Mika Mall or online at

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The Royal welcomes Miss Quincy & The Showdown back to the stage as they get down, home-town style on Saturday, March 9 with Tofu Stravinsky opening the show. Tickets are $10, available at the door and online at Doors open at 8 p.m. Showtime 9 p.m. The Royal presents multiple-Juno Award winning artist Stephen Fearing on Tuesday, March 12. Tickets are $15, available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and liveattheroyal. com. Doors open at 6 p.m. Showtime is approximately 8 p.m. The Royal presents Electric Six on Wednesday, March 13. Electric Six is a six-piece Detroit-based band formed in the late '90s that fuses rock and punk with the laid-back funky rhythms and falsetto vocals of disco, and a distinctly comic

On Friday, March 8, the Nelson branch of the BC SPCA will be holding its second annual Burger and Beer Karaoke Fundraiser at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill. Enjoy a beer and a local crueltyfree premium burger, while also hearing some of the best singers in Nelson belt out favourites. The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. at Finley’s. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased in advance at the Nelson SPCA, Selkirk Vet, and Nelson Animal Hospital or at the door. Finley's hosts Nelson's 10th Annual St. Patrick's Day Bash! Festivities are in order all weekend as we wind up for the big party on Sunday, March 17 — the day when everyone gets to be a little Irish. The party begins at 10:30 a.m. with a $12 all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. Music, green beer, Guinness and Jameson's will be a-flowin’. An impressive lineup of bands starts at noon: The Foggy Mountain Rangers, Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band, Sunshine Drive and Rob Funk and the Pickled Livers will take us into the wee hours of the morn. Come find out what makes Finley's truly Irish!

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Help replace old projection equipment with a digital video/audio system. Make a donation or sponsor a seat. 750 people donating $100 and we’re there! Visit or call 352.5833 to help.


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