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Trade show valuable experience CLAIRE PARADIS Arrow Lakes News

Seven students from Nakusp Secondary School made the trek to the BC Boat and Sportsmen Show in Abbotsford, wowing exhibitors and visitors alike with their professionalism. Bailey Henschke, Whitney Shkuratoff, Emma Cunningham, Dylan Baiko, Jacob Henschke, Abby Bostwell and Cody Desjarlais not only sold fishing flashers, they planned and organized the trip, set up the booth and worked the crowd. “It was crazy, honestly,” said Bailey Henschke. “It was great. I learned a lot of people skills, like how to carry on a conversation.” Henschke and Cunningham honed their new skills in part by videotaping a series of short interviews with vendors from nearby booths. During their stint at the show, the students talked with folks visiting their booth about Nakusp and their fishing flasher fundraiser for Outdoor Ed, and learned the fine art of selling. “You could tell if they were interested in the product or not,” said Henschke, who identified the target market for the flashers at the trade show as middle aged men with a fair amount of money. “It was awesome,” said Dylan Baiko, who

was so excited, he woke up at five a.m. the first morning of the show. Baiko learned what it was like to sell something you had invested a lot of time and energy making. “I spent a lot of time building flashers. I definitely wanted to tell everyone,” he said, wanting to turn all that time and effort into something good. “This is our little baby.” Although the reception was generally positive, there were some mixed reactions to the flashers. The students had to contend with some skepticism about their effectiveness, but were professional and kept their cool. “Some people would flat out tell you it doesn’t work,” said Henschke, “but you have to be nice.” Some people didn’t even believe the students went out fishing, which they all do. Operators of nearby booths were encouraging, giving the teens good advice about how to talk to people and sell, especially once they learned that it was a group of students that had arranged, set up and were running the booth. The students got more than just advice, they also were given free hats and T-shirts. The vendors were really impressed by the students’ professionalism, which seemed to grow right before their eyes, NSS Outdoor

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Sixteen books, three teams and a raft of questions made up this year’s Battle of the Books at Nakusp Elementary. At the end of the rapid fire questions, answers written on chalkboards by the three teams, the Mind Readers came out on top with 40 points. The Nerdasuaruses (sic) came in second with 31, and the Smart Cookies took third with 30 points. This year’s books were chosen by Christine Grout from the list of children’s books that had won Governor General’s Awards. Claire Paradis/Arrow Lakes News

RDCK budget reveals lower rates for Area K and Nakusp CLAIRE PARADIS Arrow Lakes News

With only eight more days left on the job, Grant Roeland is a very busy man. The Regional District of Central Kootenay Chief Financial Officer has been touring the area giving presentations of the budget in centres through the district. Roeland and new RDCK CAO Brian Carruthers were both on hand at the presentation of the 2013 budget and five year financial plan for Area K and the Village of Nakusp last Thursday, March 14. The 2013 RDCK budget will see an increase, unlike many at this point in economic history. The RDCK is bucking the trend and increasing the budget when many

others are trying to reduce costs, said CAO Carruthers. He said the increase is necessary now because enough changes had not been made in the last decade. “This organization has grown significantly in the last ten years and yet not kept up with the growth and not maintained our capacity internally to deal with the challenges,” said Carruthers. In 2012, the RDCK commissioned an independent review of its governance and services, which resulted in a list of recommendations for improvements. Within the first two months of Carruthers coming on as CAO, detailed departmental reviews were made which corroborated the findings of the independent review. community champs

Gaps, challenges and risks were identified and so the decision was made to spend the money to bring service levels up. For example, volumes have increased in financial work significantly, with accounts payable increasing 20 per cent each year since 2009. The RDCK has purchased and is implementing a new business system that CAO Carruthers believes will increase efficiency for financial management and reporting, reducing costs into the future. Carruthers said he understands the difficulty politicians face in selling an increase in spending that won’t result in a noticeable change in service levels for most residents. Because the spending is on internal RDCK departments, the reason

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for the increase might be lost on the average taxpayer. To soften the blow, the $500,000 increase needed to cover what are for the most part one-time costs will be covered by surplus funds, accrued from wages not paid out due to positions left unfilled for at least part of a budget year. Two senior positions are also being vacated, the Deputy Corporate Officer and the Chief Financial Officer are both leaving this year, which will mean reduced spending on wages and will also mean a restructuring of staff. For Nakusp and Area K residents, the change in 2013 assessments means a decrease in RDCK taxes this year. Nakuspians will see a reduction just above three per

cent, and Area K residents will pay around one per cent less, even with requests for increases in some local services. Area K director Paul Peterson and Karen Hamling did ask for a $1,200 increase for Arrow Lakes Search and Rescue so they would be able to cover the necessary expense of phone bills. The cemetery will also see an increase to its budget this year of $2,000 for issues like maintenance, fence repair and signage. The library will also be receiving an additional $3,000 for maintenance, heating and money to buy more books. “We didn’t ask for huge amounts for anything,” said Hamling. “We didn’t want to raise rates.”

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Notes from March 11 Village of Nakusp council meeting CLAIRE PARADIS Arrow Lakes News

Fosthall Power wanted here Darcy Fear, Vice President of Fosthall Power Co. Ltd. offered to come speak to council and staff any time after March 2 about the proposed amendment to the routing of the power line. Originally, the line from Fosthall Creek was to run south along the west side of Saddle Mountain Road, across the Arrow Lake below the water and resurface, hooking into the substation on Highway 6. An amendment to the plan would bypass Nakusp altogether. “The additional power from Fosthall Creek would stabilize the power outages that happen frequently from Nakusp to New Denver. All communities from Nakusp to New Denver would benefit from the original plan,” stated a letter sent from the Village to Front Counter BC. Councillor Tom Zeleznik stated he would like to have Fear come speak, and all other councillors agreed.

DV Galena here for two years Mayor Karen Hamling confirmed with Waterbridge Steel, the

company that is building the new ferry and has taken over operations of the local ferries, that the DV Galena will remain on site for at least two years, as backup to the new ferry. “We’ll have to wait until the new ferry is built and see what happens,” said Hamling, who said there has be concern over only having one ferry in operation, particularly during the busy summer months.

Nakusp doctor a priority As has been noted in the news recently, Nakusp has been posted as one of five priority communities with the Interior Health Authority for physician recruitment. The mayor’s report noted that there has been some interest shown in advertisements about practicing medicine in Nakusp.

Debris clean up levels high Over $200,000 has been spent by BC Hydro cleaning up debris after last year’s high water. “A lot of debris cannot be reached because of the steep terrain, debris on privately owned property and areas where there are environmental concerns and plantings (riparian areas),” the mayor’s report stated. Hamling and Cas-

tlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff have been working with BC Hydro on debris, and a proposal has been submitted for funding for the next five years. The proposal asks for $50,000 per year to be allotted for cleaning up debris.

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Ramona Faust and Karen Hamling were appointed to the Columbia Basin Trust Local Governments’ Committee. It’s really important to have someone from the affected areas on the committee, remarked Hamling at the council meeting. The CBT Community Initiatives and Affected Area Funding Vote will take place Sunday, April 14 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Nakusp Arena auditorium.

NADB news

The Nakusp and Area Development Board is looking for a new web developer to finish the business directory as the previous contractor has been unable to complete the work. In other news, work is progressing on the inspection of the old Firehall building, and there is a new Community Business Champion initiative afoot. The Champion, Susan DeSandoli, will field business and relocation inquiries by helping newcomers make local connections.


Councillor Tom Zeleznik reported on NACFOR’s activities, which have seen a slowing as warmer weather has been making hauling difficult. The Bioenergy Biomass meeting was held on Feb. 27, with lots of interest being shown from industry and local business groups, said Zeleznik. Kevin Weaver, Economic Development Manager from the City of Cranbrook, Bob Gray from Gray Consulting and Diana Brooks, Regional Manager for the Kootenay region from the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training all presented at the meeting. At this point, a leader is needed to take the next steps forward, said Zeleznik.

Water water everywhere Paddy Shack owners Richard and Bonnie Carson made an appeal to council about the change in their water and sewer rates, arguing that the increase to parity with sit-down restaurants was not fair. The Paddy Shack, a drive-in establishment, does not use the same amounts of water as there are no dishes being done or same number of restrooms. In the end, it was voted that drive-in restaurants should pay 75 per cent of the amount that sit down restaurants do for sewer and water. Angela Carson also appealed the rate for water being bottled and sold

for a profit. Crystal Clear waters is charged the basic sewer and water rates that any business in Nakusp is subject to, as well as an additional $1,200 bottling fee for water. There is no additional sewer rate charged, as there is no production of significant grey water in the bottling process. The appeal for reconsideration of the rate was denied, in a close vote.

Marker denied

A request to put markers on a fence at the corner of 4th Street and 3rd Avenue was denied, as the fence is within the setback limits. “It fits the setbacks, so there is no reason to mark private property,” said CAO Linda Tynan.

Play ball

The CAO was authorized to execute the 2013 Nakusp Sports Field Agreement with the Nakusp SloPitch Association, which means there will be a ball league again this summer.

The NAYS have it The Village of Nakusp has agreed to be named as a “Community Partner” of the Nakusp and Area Youth Society, and coun. Hughes will be council liaison with the society.


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Few challengers to Katrine Controy for Kootenay West Black Press

It looks like a one-horse race in Kootenay West for the upcoming B.C. Election in mid-May. The only candidate declared for the general election, 64 days away on May 14, is the current member of the Legislative Assembly for the riding, Katrine Conroy. When contacted by phone, neither the provincial Liberals, Conservatives or the Green Party had a list of candidate names to release to the public to begin the push for May. The lack of competition surprised Conroy, who had already begun her campaign for re-election weeks ago. She said there were a couple of her colleagues who did not have any competition either but they were still moving ahead. “It is a bit odd,” she said about the nearly fallow field of candidates. “But it doesn’t matter. We are still working hard and we have our campaign team meeting every Wednesday ... Locally we are getting ready.” Conroy has held the seat since the riding was first created in 2008—and the preceding West Kootenay-Boundary seat since 2005—winning the last election in 2009 with two thirds of the votes (12,126). In that year it was a four-way race that included Liberal candidate Brenda Binnie (4,072 votes, 22.4 per cent), Andy Morel of the Green Party (1,791 votes, 9.84 per cent) and Zachary Crispin of the Communist Party (204 votes, 1.13

per cent). In all, there were 18,193 votes cast—with 88 rejected ballots— with a voter turnout of 59.1 per cent. The electoral district is made up of parts of the regional districts of Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary, as well as the communities of Trail, Castlegar and Nakusp. The B.C. Conservative Party has not yet nominated anyone in Kootenay West, but they do have some people going through the process of nomination, said Kristy Fredericks, the party’s director of policy research and communications. Conservative candidates have to submit an application that goes through a review committee and once they are approved they can start planning their nomination days. There was no Conservative candidate in the 2009 election. Fredericks said the party will be running a candidate in the electoral district, and every riding across the province except Delta South where Vicky Huntington holds a seat. “Vicky Huntington is Conservative all in but name,” she said. “We made a promise to her early on that we wouldn’t run against her.” Rebecca Helps, executive director of Green Party, said there still is quite a bit of interest from people wanting to be candidates for Kootenay West. “It’s hard because we don’t have a lot of members on the ground in that area. So often it is just happen stance when somebody comes forward,” she said.

The party members are “working networks and hoping someone will come forward on their own,” said Helps, and would like to have someone in place by at least April 1 as a final day. “I doubt that anybody will be coming forward at this point that wants to run a significant campaign because chances are if they are going to do that, they would have already have come forward,” she said. The B.C. Liberal Party has organizers in the West Kootenay field that are talking to potential candidates, said Sam Oliphant, communications officer for the party. Once the party is ready to move forward with a candidate, the name will be vetted through the local riding association, then a nomination meeting will be scheduled. “We want to obviously have our candidates in the field as soon as possible, but we don’t have a specific date set,” Oliphant said. Conroy said it will be hard for those who are stepping forward right now as a last minute candidate. There is a lot of work beforehand that needs to be done to stage an election campaign before the writ is even dropped. “It’s not easy to run. For 28 days you are on the go, you are reaching out to people, talking to people, discussing the issues, talking about what your policies will be. You want to be prepared for that,” she said. “And you need the time to do it.” Elections BC is conducting an enumeration and updating the voters list for the May 2013 Provincial

Bonuses set for rural doctors Black Press

The B.C. government and the B.C Medical Association are offering doctors a $100,000 bonus to relocate to selected rural communities for three years. The latest incentive is on top of a program to forgive student debt for doctors who will set up a medical practice outside urban areas, and other inducements to

graduating and foreign doctors to venture outside large cities. Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid and BCMA president Dr. Shelley Ross announced the program Wednesday. Both said it was a difficult task picking the most needy locations, and expressed hope that it is successful and can be expanded. In the Interior Health Authority, Princeton and Clearwater are funded for two general prac-

titioners each, and Nakusp gets one. Cranbrook is funded for one anesthesiologist. The program is funded out of the $10 million rural recruitment budget agreed to in the latest fee agreement with the BCMA. B.C. spends about $100 million on these programs, including one to provide continuing medical training for remote doctors.


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CRT needs our attention Editor, September 16, 2014 could be an historic day for the Arrow Lakes valley, the earliest day when 10 year prior notification of extinguishment of the Columbia River Treaty can be delivered. The destruction of this rare fertile valley to serve the operational needs of American electricity companies was the darkest period in the history of British Columbia. No one really knows what Diefenbaker was thinking when the CRT protocol was signed in Washington on Eisenhower’s last day in office. No one really knows what WAC Bennett’s state of mind was when he suddenly, against his most knowledgeable advisors, tossed the Arrow Lakes carelessly into the negotiation. No one really knows why Lester Pearson, who had previously opposed the Treaty protocol, was convinced otherwise and ratified the Treaty on that bleak September day in 1964. What followed was a human and natural disaster unprecedented in the history of the province. Many books and papers have been written about what a one-sided horrible deal the Treaty was. Hard working pioneers were tossed off their land, productive river bottom land washed away and

sensitive riparian ecosystems eliminated. The Treaty wrought a path of devastation across the interior of the province that no mitigation plans could ever fix. There are some aspects of the treaty that must continue; we must not intentionally flood out our neighbour to the south. Obviously, some cross border management protocols must be maintained. This is not 1961 however, and we know more about the nature of the problems that mega-project development in the Columbia Basin has caused. We need new objectives that recognize current knowledge and engineering capabilities that now exist on both sides of the border. We have ten years to develop a new strategy that does not continue or repeat the mistakes of the past. On September 16, 2014, notification must be given to all Peoples that a new way forward can be found that is sustainable, enlightened and recognizes values that once were somehow forgotten.

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Craig Savage A Matter of Faith I have noticed a recent trend in attitudes toward faith in North American culture that troubles me. That trend is the exclusion of faith from the public sphere. “Faith is a private matter,” this line of thinking goes. “I don’t care what you believe, just keep it to yourself,” would also sum it up well. In fact, when a political figure suggests that religious belief influences how they govern, some people cry foul. Professional athletes -- such as football player Tim Tebow — who use their fame to promote their beliefs are often the target of scorn and ridicule. To be sure, many would also celebrate such public professions of faith, but the trend in Canada seems to be in the other direction.

While there is legal protection for such expression under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, social norms and trends have great influence to encourage or discourage religion in the public arena. From how citizens vote to how corporations spend their advertising dollars, we determine together what kind of expression will be heard by a wide audience. However, driving faith underground as a private matter would stifle so much of what makes it meaningful to billions of people around the world. Christianity, for example, makes bold claims about the very nature of humanity and the world—how could that not affect our public lives? If there truly is a personal God who cares about how each of us lives and even intervenes in our affairs, serious people of faith will make reference to that reality. A corollary to the “keep it private” argument is that sharing faith for the purpose of recruiting others into it is inappropriate in today’s society. Efforts to gather more support for a faith movement are at times met with suspicion at best and outright hostility at worst. So why do so many believers insist on sharing? Because faith

helps people. Faith helps us cope with the difficult realities of life. Faith helps us aspire to something higher than ourselves. Faith helps us to care for our family, our neighbour, and our world. And yes, faith gives us hope of a life beyond this one. Even if no particular faith is your cup of tea, most of us would agree with the positive values that faith encourages, such as the worth of the individual and care for others above self. Let me address one final objection to public faith. “I am all for good values,” this argument says, “but why can’t you just leave the religion part out of it? There are plenty of people who want to do good without bringing God into it.” But why would we want to stifle beliefs that inspire people to help others? On the contrary, I believe we must encourage spiritual expression that builds up our communities. One thing I have learned over the last three years in this small town: there are more needs than people to fill them. So if there are genuine people motivated by their faith to do some good, then let’s celebrate that!

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RCMP files: Freemen stopped near Rosebery, man nabbed with meth sentenced Claire paradis Arrow Lakes News

Peculiar arrest near Rosebery Officers got more than they bargained for when they pulled a slowmoving camper van over near Rosebery on March 8. The vehicle was traveling at approximately 30 km/hr in the 80 km/hr zone and was driving on the shoulder of the road obstructing traffic around 10:20 p.m. on Hwy 6 near Hills, B.C. The officer also observed that there was no licence plate attached

to the vehicle and when the officer attempted a traffic stop, the driver continued on until Rosebery prior to pulling over. Both the male driver, in his mid 30s and the woman in her early 20s refused to identify themselves to police, and both were arrested for obstructing a police officer.  Additional police officers came on scene, and had to forcibly remove both occupants from the vehicle. The man and woman were not know to local police and were determined to be  transient.  There was a bit of a scuffle, and the male suspect and one police officer sustained minor injuries as a result of the incident. 

Once the identity of the pair was confirmed, both were released from custody with a requirement to attend the Nakusp Provincial Courthouse on April 25, 2013.  Police are recommending charges of obstructing a police officer and resisting arrest against the female passenger. The additional charge of assaulting a police officer as well as the above charges are being recommended against the male driver.  Both suspects have also been charged with a number of offences under the Motor Vehicle Act.  Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying motorists that may have witnesses this incident. Please contact the Slo-

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Man sentenced for meth Maintenance workers traveling down Hwy 31A just east of New Denver called in a red Jeep Cherokee pulled over on the side of the road on February 27. Police located the suspect vehicle parked at a pull out on Sandon Road, and when the officer came up to the vehicle, he observed a lone male in the driver’s seat and drug paraphernalia, including a digital scale, on the passenger seat.

The man was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and searched incidental to arrest.He was found to be in possession of approximately 26 grams of crystal meth, over $3,000 in cash, and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking. On March 12, 2013 the suspect, Thomas Troy Dill, who has lived in Nakusp and was currently living in Kaslo, entered a guilty plea and was convicted on one count of possessing a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. Dill was sentenced to two years less a day in jail and a 10 year firearms prohibition.

Forest tenure change pulled back by B.C. gov’t Tom Fletcher

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The B.C. government has withdrawn legislation to overhaul its system of Crown forest licences, after protests that it would give too much control to forest companies. The amendments would have given the forests minister authority to con-

vert licences to cut a certain volume of timber into area-based licences, to give companies greater incentive to invest in forest management. “Clearly there are very significant benefits to area-based management,” Forests Minister Steve Thomson said Tuesday. “But there has also been a lot of misinformation and perceptions created around what it is and what it

Students get skills, attention Trade Show from page 1 Ed teacher Dorian Boswell told the Arrow Lakes News. “As other exhibitors found out we were a high school they’d come and check it out,” he said. The students hadn’t given the impression that this was their first ever trade show, coming in on the first day and efficiently setting up the booth in an hour. One exhibitor told Boswell that it was an amazing experience watching the kids grow up before his eyes, seeing shy students gain confidence and learn to talk with anyone. “They were so blown away,” the teacher said about neighbouring vendors, “they really enjoyed watching us over the three days.” Former NHLer turned fishing star Brendan Morrison bought two flashers, and Gary Cooper and Mike Mitchell came by the booth too. “Brendan Morrison’s mom knows where Nakusp is,” chimed in Emma Cunningham. One of the highlights for her was being able to use sign language to communicate with one of the visitors to the booth. Out of the 273 flashers they took down, the students sold 60 at the show, results that Baiko thought could have been better (the sales did cover the costs of making the flashers, though). But, the flashers can now be purchased at the Nakusp General Store, Nakusp Esso, as well as Barren’s Sport Shop in Kaslo, Gill and Gift by the Balfour ferry, and Fred’s Bait and Tackle in the lower mainland. Teacher Dorian Boswell took a longer view, seeing the trade show as an important investment for the students. “It’s not about the money, it’s about the experience,” he said, and it was community sponsors made the trip pos-

sible. “It cost around $6,000 for the trip to the show,” he said, with the money coming from local sponsors like Kootenay Savings, Columbia Basin Trust, the Chamber of Commerce, the RDCK and the Nakusp and Area Foundation. “We were so supported by the community,” said Boswell, who noted that any time the students needed a hand, people in the community stepped up to help. Even before the trip to the coast, the students were preparing, the teacher told the Arrow Lakes News. From taking tourism classes to practising setting up the booth, the students took the initiative and made the trade show trip happen. By the time the booth was being taken down, the teens had secured three interviews and a donation of fly tying materials. The students put in a ton of work, said the Outdoor Ed teacher. “They didn’t know how hard they were working until we were driving home,” he said, “the van was silent.” And this is only the beginning, Boswell believes. “I think this is going to go pretty big,” said the teacher. “This isn’t the end, it’s the beginning.” There were a lot of outfitters who bought a flasher, and word will spread to and through their clients, Boswell said. The next step is focusing on marketing and building an online presence, something that Dylan Baiko has already started. Baiko is putting a website together that can be found at www. or which will give the students’ project an online presence. And while the students got some great experience to put on their resumes, the money they raise will help the next bunch of students have a great experience too.

isn’t.” Thomson announced the proposed change after a special committee toured northern B.C. last year to study the effect of the pine beetle epidemic in the B.C. Interior. He said the delay of the legislation will not interfere with the rebuilding of the Burns Lake sawmill destroyed by an explosion and fire in January, 2012. The B.C. government already has authority to award area-based licences to local governments and aboriginal communities. Commitments by six Burns Lake-area

aboriginal bands were a key part of the decision by Oregon-based Hampton Affiliates to rebuild the mill. Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson organized a protest against the change, urging people to contact Thomson and ask for the delay. Simpson said the government was offering the change for the Burns Lake mill, but other forest companies would demand the same thing. The result would be a series of regional monopolies over Crown forest resources that would push

out independent mill owners who don’t have large forest licences, Simpson predicted. He compared it to a similar change in coastal forest licences to Tree Farm Licences (TFLs), which was opposed by H.R MacMillan, B.C.’s first chief forester, in the 1950s. Extending TFLs into the Interior would lead to the same result that has been seen on the B.C. coast, with most mills shut down and the forest degraded to second growth with low commercial value, Simpson said.

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One of the jobsites that Joe Desrochers worked on during one of his trips to Haiti in the last year. Photo courtesy Joe Desrochers Claire paradis Arrow Lakes News

Joe Desrochers love of Haiti is relatively new. His first trip to the Caribbean country was in April 2012, and came about because his aunt Claire has been working for the past five years with different organizations helping the hard-hit nation. Haiti has made worldwide news several times in the past few years thanks to a massive earthquake in January 2010 that left a huge number of people homeless or dead (the exact numbers are disputed, with the Haitian government claiming over 300,000 dead and more than a million homeless; USAID numbers are significantly smaller). This tragedy was followed by Haiti’s first outbreak of cholera in October of that year which was subsequently made worse by Hurricane Tomas. Currently, the country suffers from 80 per cent unemployment, said Desrochers, and the people survive on $2 a day. But numbers don’t tell much of a story, statistics are faceless and don’t speak to what life is like these days in Haiti. Desrochers’s presentation at the Seniors Hall in Nakusp painted a different picture. Armed with a computer full of photos and a heart filled with memories, Joe told the room about what has become the focus of his life for

the past year. Reading through Joe Desrochers’ journal entries about his trips to Haiti, there are consistent themes: the heat, the everyday work involved in the construction of projects, and overwhelming heartbreak and love. It was through giving donations for projects in the country that Desrochers first became involved with Haiti. Wanting to see where his money was going, Desrochers decided to go on an 11-day “fact-finding” mission to the school and women’s co-op in Jeremie he was sending funds to. It was clear early on in his presentation that Desrochers found far more than just facts when he reached the country. Several times during the slide show he had to stop and wipe tears from his eyes, his voice breaking with emotion. “These people don’t have anything,” he said in one of these moments, standing in front of a house cobbled together from tin roofing and palm mats. It’s easy to see he’s not exaggerating. At the orphanage near Port au Prince, the kids have been left without even parents. Some have been orphaned by the destruction of the quake, others by disease taking their parents, and others face hardship along with what’s left of their families. There are still many refugees from the capital in the countryside

Stories of children being sold and prostituted to earn money for food, stories of abuse and neglect, have traveled with Desrochers from Haiti and stay with him still. What he discovered he was funding at the orphanage and the school was a place where kids without families get fed three meals a day and get medical attention when they need it. Rules surrounding adoption of kids in Haiti have become more strict as a result of the abuse that took place in the aftermath of the quake, making the process more official, safer and more difficult. It is clear from his journal that for Desrochers getting buildings up wasn’t enough. Although the construction of housing for more babies was important, it is the moments when the kids are able to be kids, laughing and playing, that give him the biggest reward. “There’s nothing like 20 happy laughing kids to end the day,” he wrote during his first visit to the orphanage. Children aren’t the only ones who benefit from the work Joe and a crew of volunteers give. Six new medical rooms and a waiting room allow a clinic to be run, staffed by medical teams from Canada and the U.S. The number of people who need medical help is staggering: between 200 and 300 people per day visit the clinic needing anything from antibiotics to surgery.

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In Jeremie, a group of a hundred women farm and sell produce thanks to the help of the nuns who live at the convent there. Food was one of the gifts Desrochers gave. Rice and beans were the daily fare (with the occasional spaghetti dish too, one of Joe’s favourites). “There was never enough food,” said Desrochers who recalls efforts to feed the village. People came from all around, and in the photo he showed us, the barred kitchen was surrounded by the hungry who jostled for position in line. Eventually figuring out how to distribute fair portions, Desrochers and the other workers handed out plates of rice and beans to children

and mothers first. Getting enough food to feed the hungry wasn’t the only tense moment Desrochers encountered. In order to transport goods, the polite Canadian had to learn how to “drive like a Haitian,” which meant learning to lean on the horn and go. A tangle with a local weed he decided to clear out of one area resulted in near blindness when its sticky juice got into his eyes. Treating the stuff by putting sugar in his eyes, Desrochers sight was sensitive to light but still there the next day. A night arriving late to the gates of where he was staying and seeing two men approaching him in the dark got his heart racing. Fortunately, one

Above: Cody, a volunteer and friend of the family, was a great help as well as a kid magnet. Below: one of the shelters that many Haitian families make their home in. Photo courtesy Joe Desrochers

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Above, a group of workers preparing the way for a waterline down the mountain. Below: the source for the water. Photos courtesy Joe Desrochers; Bottom Claire Paradis/Arrow Lakes News

of the men was someone who knew him, and hollered for the night guard to let Joe in. None of these hardships put Desrochers off his mission. In fact, reflecting back on his time in Haiti through choices he’d made before his time there into sharp relief. Buying a new truck or car or boat now seemed like “idiotic purchases” to him. “What was I thinking?” Desrochers wrote wrote in his journal, questioning the value of his own wealth when others have virtually nothing. “My perspective on life has changed… How can we have so much when others have so little?” The experience of helping people in Haiti has been life changing, one that has opened his eyes to the deep value of generosity. Desrochers is careful to give people something they will use. In Haiti, there are buildings that don’t get used because there is no money to fund staff or fill the buildings with the equipment needed to run a school or clinic. The next project he is taking part in is a water line that will bring water down from a hillside spring, saving the time and energy of the women who have to walk for hours every day to get water for their households. Local people will work together on a common goal, building a spirit of cooperation as well as the water line. Desrochers emphasized he is no saint, that he is dedicated to helping because it makes him feel good. He isn’t alone; a crew of volunteers and paid staff keep working to help people in Haiti help themselves, and he invites anyone interested to help too. “Anyone wants a project,” he told the audience at the Seniors Hall, “let me know.” Desrochers has already had local people donate, something he is very grateful for and one of the results of sharing his experiences in Haiti. “Most people don’t get it. I didn’t get it,” he said, “I knew there were a lot of hungry people in the world, and they were pretty easy to ignore. But once in Haiti, I was invited into their homes, to actually see what little they survive on. It became very personal. It was so hard to see and not do something about it. It hurt so much, but it also felt so great to help. I have never felt so good and so bad at the same time. Such a mixture of emotion. It really is indescribable.”

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No money required: Artist Trading Cards more than collecting

Chuck Stake, aka Don Mabie, and Wendy Toogood hold two of the many binders full of original art they have collected and made thanks to Artist Trading Card sessions. Claire Paradis/Arrow Lakes News Claire paradis Arrow Lakes News

It’s a gallery’s worth of art, all in a regular sized binder. When Wendy Toogood and Chuck Stake, whose everyday around town name is Don Mabie, head out to the monthly Artist Trad-

ing Card (ATC) session, they usually take at least nine new original artworks to trade with other local participants. And all nine fit in a single baseball or hockey card sleeve. Good things come in small packages, and at the ATC sessions, they come in 2.5 x 3.5 inch

(6.4 x 8.9 cm) dimensions. The size isn’t just for carting convenience, although being able to carry them about is part of the appeal. ATCs were developed by m. vänçi stirnemann, a fellow artist who worked with Stake in Calgary and began trading hockey cards while he was there in 1990.

The experience of sitting around trading cards while talking about life with other artists was so fun that vänçi decided he would like to document his time in the Albertan city in hockey card format. Unfortunately, due to the high costs associated with printing hockey-style cards, the project was shelved until 1996. Renewed with a sense DIY-ness, vänçi decided to create the cards himself, and the first exhibition of 1,200 of his cards took place in April 1997. The reaction to the exhibit was so positive, that the artist decided to hold a trading card event as the closing of the show – cards couldn’t be bought, they could only be traded. The first ATC session was so much fun, that vänçi decided to hold one every month, and Chuck Stake, who had seen the original exhibition, also took part in a subsequent session. “I became very enthused with ATCs and brought the idea back to Calgary,” Stake said. The sessions caught on quickly, and artists and non-artists alike would congregate socially once a month and trade their most recent creative cards. Stake points out that artists have used the card format for a number of purposes in the last few decades as promotional tools, catalogues and other commercial purposes. ATCs, on the other hand, cannot be bought, must be traded, and can be handmade. ATC sessions are open to anyone, and the social part of the event is still key; both Stake and vänçi see the ATC process as a collaborative cultural performance. The cards also do away with ideas

of high and low art too, challenging traditional ideas of art and opening it up to be something that everyone can take part in. “The creative freedom and spontaneity of artist trading cards also recalls the era of Dada,” said Stake, who also enjoys the fact that they don’t involve the exchange of money. ATCs caught on in a big way, and there are now groups all over the world getting together every month to trade. In Calgary, the phenomenon caught like a prairie wildfire, with 40 to 50 traders attending regularly, and over a hundred showing up to trade cards at special events. “Cards” may be a misleading term, though. The only real requirement is that they be of the size of a regular trading card, but in Stake and Toogood’s collection there have been cards that were ceramic, or transparent plastic holding some kind of specimen, or small books. A very small set of handbags made from paper with wire handles made up one set of cards, and even cookies had been made as another set at one point, Stake told the Arrow Lakes News. What can be a card is completely up to the maker. Stake made a set of cards from a Neocitran box for one session when he was feeling under the weather, and to his surprise, there was interest in them. You never know what people will like. Here in Nakusp, ATC sessions occur on the last Sunday of the month at the Broadway Deli from 1 to 2 p.m. So make up a set of cards (usually nine) and bring them down to trade and talk with the other ATCers.

Mir Lecture Series presents Wade Davis Contributed by Jo Brookes, Selkirk College

The Mir Lecture Series and the Columbia Basin Trust present renowned anthropologist Wade Davis April 3 in Nelson. Davis leads us on a thrilling journey to celebrate the wisdom of the world’s indigenous cultures. Understanding the lessons of this journey will be our mission for the next century so we do not lose this vast archive of knowledge and expertise. Davis grew up in British Columbia and is a licensed river guide. He has also worked as a forestry technician and a park ranger. His academic credentials are impressive, holding degrees in anthropology, biology and a PhD in ethnobotany from Harvard University.  Davis spent over three years living in the Amazon River basin, collecting plant specimens and studying them for their therapeutic values. Wade is currently an explorer in residence at the National Geographic Centre.  He has been named by the National Geographic Society as An Explorer of the Millenium, and described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and

passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.” Wade has made a career out of exploring ancient cultures and traditions, including the medicinal properties of indigenous plants around the world. He is also an avid photographer, and some of his works have recently been part of a display called: No Strangers: Ancient Wisdom in a modern world, at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. Wade Davis brought his international fame to highlight a threatened treasure in his home province of B.C.  in his book,  Sacred Headwaters:  The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena and Nass Rivers. Wade Davis is coming to the Capitol Theatre in Nelson, Wednesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. as part of the The Mir Lecture Series. There will also be a special spoken word presentation by Will Klatte to open the event. Contact the Selkirk College Bookstore at 250-365-1281 for tickets, or get them at Otter Books in Nelson, or the Capitol Theatre on Victoria Street in Nelson (250-3526363) or online at

Take a Break CROSSWORD

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February 19– March 20

You don’t like to pitch a fit, but if you want to be heard, that’s what you’re going to have to do. Make your stance known, Capricorn. Only then will you get the action you seek. Attention, Aquarius. Someone close to you has something to say, and they need you to listen. A home improvement project turns out better than expected. It’s a tall order, Pisces, but it’s not impossible. Gather your supplies and the troops and get crackin’. A report receives glowing reviews just in time.

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Stop dragging your feet, Taurus. You know what needs to be done, so do it. The sooner you finish, the sooner you can move on to something you really want to do.


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Winning Numbers Drawn for Wednesday, March 13th

April 20– 01 May 20

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Bonus Number: 31

Pragmatic Gemini. You’re always looking to get things done well in the shortest time possible, but sometimes just won’t work. Patience is key.

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Winning Numbers Drawn for Saturday, March 16th 14 16 25 45 47

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birds of nakusp

Spotting members of heron family wading through Texas

Gary Davidson Birds of Nakusp A while ago I described the differences between some of the colourful southern flycatchers and their more northern, less colourful, cousins; today we’ll look at the heron family. In B.C. we have just four species that breed in the province. Those are the wide-spread Great Blue Heron; the Green Heron which is primarily restricted to coastal regions; the Blackcrowned Night-Heron, which is quite rare; and the American Bittern which is fairly widespread but very difficult to see due to its secretive habits. Here is south Texas there are 12 regularly occurring species; all, except the American Bittern, also breed here. The Least Bittern

is only half the size of the American Bittern but shares its northern relative’s secretive habits, thus making it a very difficult bird to see! Despite the time I’ve spent down here I’ve seen this bird only twice. Egrets are in the heron family – there are four species in Texas: Cattle, Great, Snowy and Reddish Egret. The first three are pure white and can be distinguished only by size and the colour of their legs and bill. The Reddish Egret is largely grey in colour with a reddish head and neck. The Great Egret and the Snowy Egret feed primarily in the water. They take a slow and stealthy approach to feeding. Standing very still or moving very slowly, they watch and wait for food to come within striking range. Cattle Egret feed largely on land. As their name suggests, they can often be seen feeding in fields with grazing animals. They seize insects scared up by the movement of large feet. Reddish Egrets take an altogether different approach to hunting. They stand in shallow water with wings partially outstretched and dance around stirring up

food. The first time I witnessed this performance I wondered if there was something wrong with the bird! South Texas is also home to Great Blue Herons, Little Blue Herons, Green Herons and Tricolored Herons. Great Blues have a more varied diet than others in their family. In addition to feeding in shallow water, they might also be seen feeding in grassy fields where they will eat insects, frogs, snakes and even small mammals. Tri-coloreds are a bit more active than some (although not as flamboyant as the Reddish Egret). I have watched them moving around in the water with their wings outstretched. It is thought that the wings put a shadow on the water and cut down on reflection and glare off the water making it easier to see prey below the surface. The last two members of the family are the two Night-Herons: Yellow-crowned and Blackcrowned. These species are nocturnal. They spend most of the day roosting in trees, then they fly out to feed around dusk. The Black-crowned is found throughout much of the United States and

This Tri-coloured heron is one of many wading birds in Texas. Photo courtesy Gary Davidson extreme southern Canada; the Yellowcrowned is restricted to the southern U.S. Although not directly related to the herons, the very similar ibises and

spoonbills also occur regularly here in the south. Together, that makes 15 species of long-legged wading birds feeding in the shallow waters of south Texas.

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