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Break in at gas station sets off alarm, ruins door CLAIRE PARADIS Arrow Lakes News

The noise from the alarm at Anderson’s Automotive Services on Nelson Avenue in Nakusp woke the neighbours, and likely scared robbers away, said owner Sheila Anderson. Around 4 a.m. on March 19, 2013 police responded to a report of a break and enter to the gas station. Once there

they saw the culprit(s) had forced the front door open and stole a small quantity of tobacco products. Several neighbours were awakened by the business’ alarm being triggered, and Anderson and police soon arrived on scene.  No one was seen or located in the area at that time, but a number of items were seized from the scene for forensic examination. Both the door and the lock

needed to be repaired. Police are continuing to investigate the break and enter and are seeking assistance from the community. If you have any information that will assist in identifying the individual(s) responsible, please contact the Nakusp RCMP (250265-3677) or Crimestoppers (1-800-222-TIPS).

Stephanie Stenseth and Sheila Anderson point to where the door was pried open during a burglary at Anderson’s Automotive. Claire Paradis/Arrow Lakes News

Summit Lake Ski Area ski calibrator stolen CLAIRE PARADIS Arrow Lakes News

Staff arriving at the Summit Lake lodge were greeted by doors that had been pried and kicked open. At some point early on Tuesday morning, someone had pried open the lower door and kicked the rental shop door open where they

stole a ski calibrator, a pricey tool used by the ski hill. “That, we’d really like back,” said Summit’s Eric Waterfield, who said it’s not much use to anyone other than a ski hill. The marauding continued upstairs where the interloper(s) kicked the door to the kitchen in and helped themselves to chips,

pop, meat patties and bacon as well as $30 in change. The lost inventory will likely mean contractor Heidi McKee won’t be able to afford a saddle she was saving her earnings from the kitchen to buy. “It’s a dream she’ll have to put off for a year,” said Waterfield, who said it was a shame that the

hard working employees and contractors are paying the price for the mindless vandalism and theft. There isn’t too much to steal at the ski hill, with one of the few things that would be missed being the ski calibrator. Waterfield would like to see it back, suggesting the tool could be left in a public place with a note for it to

be returned to the ski hill and an anonymous tip to the police about where it’s located. “The whole hill is non-profit and is run by hard working people,” he said. “It’s really devastating. We’re working to make a good place for people to go.”

New Interfor tenures mean long term investment

Trucks arriving at the Halfway log dump, one of 11 Interfor dumps along Upper Arrow Lake. Claire Paradis/Arrow Lakes News CLAIRE PARADIS Arrow Lakes News

Last week Interfor reached a deal to buy

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NRO). The two tenures have an allowable annual cut of 174,000 cubic metres, and would support increased production at Interfor’s Castlegar sawmill. “Springer Creek is a big deal for us,” said Geoff Bekker, Castlegar Division’s Woodlands Manager for Interfor. “It’ll give us more logs for Castlegar – not that we’re going to run that many more logs through. It just gives us a secure tenure base, that’s really what it’s about.” Bekker says the acquisition shows that Interfor is investing in the long term. Because the new tenures are located in more highly populated areas, they also come with different land use issues. Some residents take their water from watersheds in the area, said Bekker as an example of one of the issues Interfor will be addressing in the new tenures. “When you have more people you have people who don’t necessarily want to have logging in their backyard for a bunch of reasons,” acknowledged Bekker, who said Inter-

for will be working with local groups and individuals to find solutions. Treasured mushroom picking grounds, for example, aren’t something usually modeled into the cut calculations unlike caribou habitat or old growth areas or stream reserves. “You take a strip of timber around a creek and you treat it as a park, then you know and you put a line around it and you don’t harvest it,” said Bekker, who referenced NACFOR’s recent cut plan that was formulated with the interests of local mushroom pickers in mind. It’s a balance, he said, and although it can be frustrating for both sides from time to time, compromises can be reached. Ultimately the Ministry’s District Manager is the one who makes the decision, based on the information and studies provided. Bekker started in Parks 33 years ago, then moved on to silviculture, and then cutting permit development, the surveying and planning stage in the logging process.

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Future getting brighter says Interfor

Are you informed about the Columbia River Treaty? Nakusp Senior Citizens Hall is hosting 2 speakers at 7:00 pm 27 March - (Wed) Sid Parker, Mayor of Revelstoke for 7 years and MP for 8 years explains why the treaty is so bad for B.C.

4 April - (Thur) Wendy Holm, International Resource Consultant and Advisor. Of the Treaty Wendy says: “it is critical that these communities understand that there are options. Their future depends on it.”

Darren Wethal, one of two men working the tug boat, hooks logs together at the Halfway log dump. Claire Paradis/Arrow Lakes News

Interfor from page 1 Interfor has 11 log dumps along the length of Upper Arrow Lake, with four to five operating at any given time. Nakusp is the central part of Interfor’s wood basket, and home to Interfor’s operations in the area, including Castlegar. There are eight people on staff in the office, each with a

minimum of 25 years in forestry, all of them originally Pope and Talbot employees. Interfor staff includes tugboat operators and millworkers in Castlegar as well, but the logging, trucking and road building is taken on by contractors. Logging is “stump to dump” which means contractors are responsible for hauling as well as logging. When Pope and Talbot declared bankruptcy in 2008

and sold its operations to Interfor, Bekker made the move to the new company. Feeling the economic pinch in 2008, Interfor shut down virtually all production, focused on planning for two years, and then started up again in July 2010. Cutting has remained relatively constant since Dec. 2010, with 450,000 cubic metres of wood being the allowable annual cut. But

the lumber market has been improving, Bekker said, with the first quarter of 2013 showing the best prices in eight years. “The lumber market has really gotten a lot better. We saw some improvements in 2012,” said Bekker, “We’re pretty optimistic although there’s no guarantee the prices will be the same the next quarter.”






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The Nakusp Fire Department would like to thank the following for their generous donations and support for our fundraiser for the July 1st Fireworks.

• Arrow Lakes News • Overwaitea Foods • Valley Voice • Village of Nakusp & • Arena Crew • Refs, Coaches, • Announcers and • all the community • folks who attended.

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Annual General Meeting and Awards Night Monday April 8th, 2013 6:30pm at the Arena

Dianne Zeuch, Nathaniel Howard (our newest Community Volunteer Income Tax team member, and Marilyn Boxwell are three of the team of volunteers who can assist you with your taxes. Other members serving Nakusp region, not present for the photo: Ray Blanchette and Heather Davidson (Nakusp/Burton/Arrow Park), Veronika Pellowski (Hills/New Denver/Silverton) and Debi Bleakney (Fauquier/Edgewood). Claire Paradis/Arrow Lakes News

Marilyn Boxwell Seniors helping seniors

Now entering its tenth year locally of free and confidential service made available to families and individuals living on a low to moderate income level, the Nakusp region’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program helps those who request assistance in completing and filing their non-complex annual income tax and benefits return. Canada Revenue had

launched this volunteer program across Canada in 1971. Since that time, it has grown and developed into a widening network of trained preparers with services being made available upon request to persons of any age who are living on a limited income. In the Province of B.C. alone, it is estimated that more than 15,000 returns have been prepared by volunteers associated with CVITP in the past year. This in turn has resulted in uninterrupted access to benefits and entitlements according to a person’s eligibility. This includes seniors, students, persons experiencing any form of disability as well as all other categories particularly those living on a tight budget. In order to accommodate those wishing to take advantage of this valuable community service, drop-off and/or pickup tax clinics have been established at various conve-


AVAILABLE THROUGH HALCYON HOUSE. Meals On Wheels provides tasty, nutritious hot meals that are delivered to your home by volunteers between 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The cost for this service is $7.00 per meal. To arrange for Meals On Wheels please call Anne at Community Services 250-265-3674 ext. 213 between 8:30am & 4:30pm


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nient locations. In the Village of Nakusp and surrounding area, the clinic is held each Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at the Seniors’ Hall (log building) on 8th Avenue NW. A new clinic open to the public takes place at the Nakusp Campus of Selkirk College.  Your documentation can be dropped off at the administration office during operating hours, attention of Nathaniel Howard; for more information call 265-4077.  For residents of Hills, New Denver, Silverton and environs, a clinic is open on Tuesdays through April starting March 26 at the New Denver Community Services office from 9.30 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.  Volunteer Veronika Pellowski at 358-2140 will provide assistance. Those requiring in-home or facility-based special needs services, contact Dianne at 265-4298 to set up an appointment. Note that tax returns

should be filed by April 30, however the former telefile service offered by Canada Revenue is no longer available. This has been replaced by an e-file (computerized) method of filing your return which your CVITP preparer will help you with, as well as the paper method if necessary. Paper forms are available at the post office or may be downloaded to a computer.  Remember to bring along your income tax documentation including forms and tax slips which carry information required by Canada Revenue in order to prove your income and benefits eligibility. Once your return has been processed, all documentation will be returned to you and is always treated as private and confidential. For further information, contact the general co-ordinator Marilyn at 265-0075.       

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All Seniors in the community welcome to attend all Activities Any questions Call Judy at 265-3056 (eve.) or 265-3692


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HALCYON HOUSE ACTIVITIES Exercises/Birthday Teas – Joyce Social Time – Dawna, Karen Bingo – Delorus, Jean Cards – Caroline, Ileen Tai Chi – Barb Time Wise – Simon Church – Hilary, Bea Burton Church – Gale Always welcome new student/ adult volunteers! Contact: Karolina Moskal at 250-265-3692

MINTO HOUSE ACTIVITIES (Located at the Arrow Lakes Hospital)

Monday: Bingo 10:30 am Ice cream 1:00 pm Tuesday: Piano 10:00 am Junior Volunteers 3:30 pm Wednesday: Minto Medical Bus to Vernon Departs ALH 7:00am - Arrives Vernon 10:30 am Departs Vernon mid pm - Arrives Nakusp 6:00 pm Thursday: Church 10:30 am Friday: Exercises 10:30 am Gentlemen’s Afternoon 1:00 pm To contact the Recreation Dept. or to book a seat on the Minto Medical Bus for Vernon phone 265-3622 ext 259

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Hydro responds to meter letter Editor, I would like to respond to some misinformation that was recently published about the security of BC Hydro’s smart meters. BC Hydro has the responsibility to deliver power safely and securely to 1.9 million customers around the province. That’s why we are installing the best available technology and equipment to meet that obligation. BC Hydro takes the privacy of its customers seriously. All customer information will continue to be protected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This act does not allow for the disclosure of customer information to a third party unless required by law. The new meters do not provide BC Hydro with real-time consumption information nor can they identify the specific appliance or activity that used the electricity. They record total energy consumption by the hour and send the encrypted consumption data to BC Hydro three times a day. The data is transmitted through secure channels, processed in secured facilities, and managed by rigorous access control policies. Further, the smart metering program is about more than just exchanging meters – it’s about upgrading the province’s aging electricity grid. Now that 95 per cent of the new meters

have been installed, customers are beginning to see the benefits of a more modern electrical system. For example, smart meters have made it possible for customers to see more timely information about their electricity use through their secure MyHydro account. This new feature allows customers to track their energy use by the hour up to the previous day and see their projected cost for the current billing period. This feature and other conservation tools will help customers conserve energy and save money. The automated billing system will also eliminate routinely estimated bills and manual data entry errors, ensuring customers are billed only for the power they use in that billing period. Later this year, customers will benefit from automatic outage detection that will help our crews restore power faster and safer. We thank customers for their support and patience as we work to modernize our electricity system so we can continue to safely provide the electricity needed to power homes and business around the province every day. Gary Murphy Chief Project Officer, Smart Metering and Infrastructure BC Hydro

FortisBC responds to letter Editor, In a letter published recently in your newspaper, there were certain statements made regarding our advanced metering project that I would like to clarify. FortisBC recently completed two weeks of oral hearings as part of the public and transparent application and approval regulatory process the utility is going through before it can install advanced meters. Customers interested in learning more about the regulatory process, can visit www. In the letter, the author states that that FortisBC hired the public relations firm ExponentPR. That is not

correct. FortisBC retained Exponent Inc., Engineering and Scientific Consulting. Exponent Inc. authored a report that compared FortisBC’s proposed advanced meters to other wireless technologies and concluded that the proposed advanced meters are not a public health risk. A copy of this report and other information about our Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project is available at   Ian Dyck Manager, Electric AMI

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John Perkins A Rational View What we refer to as Modern Times provides enough evidence to support my contention that religion has been mainly to blame for the many wars of attrition that have occurred in the last Millenium. During what is known as The Crusades(1095 to 1290 AD), two faiths, Christianity and Islam, battled for possession of the socalled Holy Land and Pope Urban ll urged all Christians to take up arms to re-capture Jerusalem. During the period 15621598 the French Wars of Religion between Catholics and Protestants, known as Huguenots, accounted for the deaths of 30,000 Frenchmen. Another instance in comparatively recent times was the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland

between 1649 and 1653. Cromwell was a Quaker and hated Catholics with an unimaginable ferocity. It is thought that Cromwell’s genocide of the Catholics was inspired by Joshua’s genocide of the Canaanites after the Battle of Jericho; for details read Joshua 6 with particular emphasis on verse 21 to get the full account of the slaughter. The branch of Scotland Yard in which I served, Special Branch, was formed in 1883 in response to a major incident in England which in today’s climate would have been called an act of terrorism. The Fenian Brotherhood, the forerunner of the Irish Republican Army rolled a wagon loaded with gunpowder down Pentonville Hill and blew a large hole in the wall surrounding Pentonville Prison in North London, where several of their “colleagues” were being held. All the Fenian prisoners escaped but were soon rearrested. This conflict, known as The Troubles, between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland continues even as I write. The Rwandan Genocide is so often characterized as a conflict between two tribes, the Hutu and the Tutsi, and the religious component is either not considered important or overlooked com-

pletely. When missionaries first went to Rwanda they subscribed to the Hamitic theory of race origins, named for Ham, a supposed son of Noah, which taught that the Tutsi were a superior race. The churches found more willing converts among the majority Hutu, the more easily convinced of the two tribes, and there is no doubt that the churches played a significant role in fomenting this racial tension. Several church leaders have been convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, including Roman Catholic priests and nuns and a Seventh Day Adventist Church pastor. The most recent incident of faith-based violence occurred in Myanmar/Burma and involved Buddhists and Moslems, the Rohingyas. The attacks occurred in early November 2012 and the attackers were Buddhists – what would the Dalai Lama think? In spite of their lofty ideals, many religious people have feet of clay. Blaise Pascal, a French mathematician, philosopher and devout Christian wrote in his Pensées: “Men never do evil so completely and so cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.”

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Night celebrating poetry love returns to library There will be music in the background and a delicious array of refreshments will be on hand. The public is encouraged to come and enjoy a rich feast of food, music, and poetic words. The date is Saturday, April 6, at 7 p.m. at the Nakusp Public Library. As usual, there’s no charge for the inspired events that the Nakusp Public Library hosts. The monthly meeting of the iPad group will be taking place April 6 at 1

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Spring is upon us, and soon summer will be here, along with the Columbia Basin Culture Tour. The CBCT is looking for artists and venues in the Columbia Basin to participate in the two day celebration of culture taking place August 10-11, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The CBCT is a self guided tour showcasing local arts, culture and heritage offered at no charge to the general public. Full colour tour directories will be available free of charge to the public as a guide to visit your studio, exhibition, museum, art gallery, cultural centre or heritage site throughout the Columbia Basin during this special weekend event. And yes, “artists” includes visual, written, per-

forming, media and inter-arts! Visitors love this event and are anticipating this fifth year. Participating as a venue allows you to really connect with locals, develop a wider audience, educate the public about what you do, market your activities, and attract visitors to your community. The CBCT allows visitors to meet the participants “behind the scenes” and allows them to: visit artists studios that may not regularly be open to the public, purchase works directly from the artists, visit art galleries, museums and cultural centres to view special interpretive displays, archives, demonstrations or performances. It is also a chance for them to meet people such as artists, curators, historians and volunteers that are such a vital part of our local cul-

ture. Final registration is April 15, and there is an early bird registration discount for registering before March 31. The registration fee includes: inclusion in printed directory, web page profile, placement on on-line interactive map, event signage, province wide promotional campaign. If you plan to have any special programming or demonstrations at your venue, details can be included on your web page profile. Directories and web profiles will be released by the end of May, and artist and venue web profiles will remain online until Dec 31, 2013 to provide contact information for follow up visits. For information or to register visit:

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Kaslo’s Kootenay Mountain Sports moving to Nakusp ing her to move to town. After looking at their books and seeing the financial reasons for the move, as well as seeing what was afoot in Nakusp, they decided to make the move. “Marie [Wrede] was the main driving force to come out there,” Neufeld said. “We really would complement each other.” Kootenay Mountain Sports is all about bike equipment, repair, sales, and rentals, she said. “We’ll grow. We’ll find out once we get there.” Another major reason for the move is the amount of energy and projects like the renovations at Summit Lake

Ski Area and the achievements of the Nakusp and Area Community Trails Society. “We like the momentum building in Nakusp,” Janis told the Arrow Lakes News, who believes the move will be a good one for the business and her family, and Nakusp too. Janis and Shon Neufeld bring a bevy of skills with them. Janis will continue to lead running clinics and core training courses, and would love to get some athletics going for kids including triathlon and running clubs (the Neufeld family includes four kids who will be going to school in

Suffer Fest could have a Nakusp component, now that two board members are moving the town. Sam Van Schie/Black Press Claire paradis Arrow Lakes News

Nakusp’s gain of a new bike shop might cause a little suffering for Kaslo, but the drive’s not far for die-hard downhillers and their road riding cousins. Janis Neufeld and partner Shon are packing up Kootenay Mountain Sports and moving to Nakusp. It’s official: the deal on the

business’ new building just went through on March 15, and what was once Black Bear Bike Repair (and before that Evolution Boutique) will soon house the successful Kaslo bike store. “We just confirmed everything,” Neufeld said on the phone from Kaslo. “We got some help from Community Futures, they’re what made it possible.” The store and family will be

moving in short order, moving everything on April 30 and closing as close to May 1 as possible, said Neufeld. “We will have bikes,” said the store owner and coach, who says the plan is to have the shop fully open and ready by the second week of May. The reason for the move has its roots in friendship, with Janis’ Nakusp running pals encourag-

Janis and Shon Neufeld are moving Kootenay Mountain Sports from Kaslo to Nakusp. Photo courtesy Janis Neufeld Nakusp, another great thing for the town). Her husband Shon brings extensive biking knowledge, a boon for anyone on person-powered wheels. “You name it, he can do it.” said Janis. “He can fix everything from high end bikes to your clunker that’s been in your garage for 20 years.” And although nothing is written in stone, Neufeld hopes to expand Suffer Fest to include Nakusp too. “Suffer Fest is its own entity,” Neufeld clarified, with Kootenay Mountain Sports being a sponsor of the event, but when her family moves to Nakusp, there will be three board



members living in the same town. What she would like to see, and what could happen if the board agrees, is a three-day event with a day each in Kaslo, New Denver and Nakusp. But success in Nakusp can only happen with the support of the community, said Neufeld who invites everyone to come by the shop and say hi. “The only way we’re going to make it is local support,” she said. “We want to make it work, so we’ll be listening to hear what the community wants. The more support we receive, the more we can do.”

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St. Patrick’s Day Sunday in Fauquier had locals and visitors determined to treat it like a beautiful Spring day. Several foursomes and twosomes braved the stiff breeze off the lake to take advantage of the links at the Fauquier and District Golf Club which is now open with flags flying, greens groomed, and fairways and T-boxes ready. The course is still too soft to permit the use of motorized golf carts but the breezes from the snow-capped peaks make walking a good warm-up. Fees are currently discounted at $18 for nine holes and $30 for 18 holes  and the attendant may only be there a few hours on weekends, so the usual honour system is relied on for fee payments. No date has been set for

the Opening Day Tournament - May or June depending on the weather but for now everyone is welcome to blow off the winter blahs with a few rounds on this gorgeous lakeside golf course. On those nice sunny days in between our weekly snowstorms of course! Another sure sign of Spring is the return of Winnie’s Wieners concession at the Fauquier ferry landing park. Here with an intrepid shorts-clad visitor from Edmonton. The next customer was from the United Kingdom and he was a lot more warmly dressed. Christine will be serving up her gourmet all-beef, gluten-free, large hot dogs and spicy Polish sausages, snacks and beverages too, on weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Easter weekend she will be open Friday to Monday. Freaky weather permitting of course.

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Gray Creek Hall, Erickson Creston Airport, Emergency Response Building, Creston West Creston Millennium Hall, Creston Royal Canadian Legion, Kaslo Argenta Community Hall, Argenta Nelson Rod & Gun Club, Mickey McEwan Hall, Nelson Regional District Central Kootenay Board Room, Nelson Salmo Valley Youth and Community Centre, Salmo Winlaw Community Hall, Winlaw Tarry’s Hall, Castlegar Castlegar & District Community Complex (Monashee room) Rock Island Resort, East Arrow Park Burton Community Hall, Burton Burton Community Hall, Burton Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Edgewood Fauquier Community Hall, Fauquier CBT Trust Building, Castlegar Creston Town Hall, Council Chambers, Creston Nakusp

15-Apr-13 8-Apr-13 9-Apr-13 8-Apr-13

Nelson City Council, Nelson Village of New Denver Council Chambers, New Denver Silverton Memorial Hall, Silverton Village of Slocan, Municipal Office - Council Chambers

2:00-9:00 pm 7:00 pm 6:00-8:00 pm 5:00 pm


Nakusp Community Comples (arena), Nakusp

Administered and Managed by: Regional District of Central Kootenay Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson BC V1L 5R4. Ph: 250.352.6665 Fax: 250.352.9300

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Remember the (place called) Alamo

Alamo and New Duluth are local place names not used any more, but they used to be. Greg Nesteroff

Black Press

Stock certificate from the Alamo Consolidated Mining & Milling Co. sold on eBay in 2007 for $11.50 US. It was issued in 1903 and signed by president J.P. McGuigan. Photo courtesy Greg Nesteroff

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The Alamo mine, staked in 1892 during the initial Silvery Slocan rush, was worked off and on for 40 years along with an adjoining claim, the Idaho. While records are spotty, by 1926, the two had produced more than 25,000 tons of silver, lead, zinc, and copper with a gross value of $825,000. (Well over $11 million today.) A Minnesota syndicate led by Nathaniel Moore bought the mines in 1894 and built a concentrator and mill at a site between New Denver and Three Forks called New Duluth after the city from whence he came. The name first appeared in the New Denver Ledge of January 31, 1895: “Sixty tons of ore from the Idaho are being hauled daily, and the bins are almost full. New Duluth is the name given to the mill site.” The Ledge of November 7 of that year added: “New Duluth is one mile from Three Forks, and is commonly called the Concentrator.” New Duluth was never an official name of any sort — it showed up in newspapers but wasn’t the name of the Nakusp and Slocan Railway siding. According to historian Innes Cooper, “I cannot find any informa-

tion as to what they called this siding ... The name New Duluth, while having limited use, was not used on government documents or maps and the only name in general use was ‘the concentrator,’ up until the name Alamo was adopted ... My judgment would be that it was likely named New Duluth by Mr. Moore but the name was not generally accepted by the public of the day.” It’s not clear when the place became known as Alamo, although it was between September 29, 1898, when New Duluth was last mentioned in The Ledge, and April 1, 1899 when the Alamo post office opened. Later it was known as Alamo Siding, as in this example from The Ledge of June 20, 1912: “There is a 200-ton mill, complete and in good repair at Alamo siding.” The post office closed on September 30, 1904, re-opened on August 1, 1919 and closed again on August 4, 1939. As for how the mine got its name, who knows. Alamo is Spanish for poplar tree. In the BC Archives place names file, D.B. Lawrence of the University of Minnesota suggested it was “Possibly named by some loyal Texas gold miner in honor of the historic Alamo battle at San Antonio, Texas.”

Rotary join forces with Beemers in giving

Get the training and support you need to find and keep a job in B.C. Job search resources • Personal employment planning • Workshops and training • Specialized services

Kees van der Pol, President of Nakusp Rotary Club presents a cheque for $400 to Earl Frerichs, President of Arrow Lakes Historical Society. Part of the $400 was donated to the Rotary Club by Bee Cee Beemers Motorcycle Club, who visit Nakusp every August and make contributions to local projects. Photo courtesy Gene Nagy


Marketing Services to Promote the Nakusp Hot Springs The Village of Nakusp is inviting proposals from qualified consultants to provide marketing services for the Nakusp Hot Springs, and to develop and implement a forward-looking Marketing Strategy.

Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services 205 – 6th Avenue NW, Nakusp, B.C. 250.265.3318 Locations across B.C. Vancouver Island 250.387.6121 TDD: 1.800.661.8773 Vancouver 604.660.2421 TDD: 604.775.0303 Elsewhere in B.C. 1.800.663.7867 TDD: 1.800.661.8773

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

The objective of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to provide increased traffic to the Nakusp Hot Springs, through the planning, development and implementation of an effective marketing program. The marketing services contract will be for a nine-month period and is expected to require approximately 15-20 hours per week. Full RFP documents are available online on the Village of Nakusp website at or from the Village of Nakusp office during regular office hours. Submissions clearly marked “Request for Proposals – Nakusp Hot Springs Marketing” will be accepted until 2 PM local time on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 3:00 PM at the office of the Village of Nakusp located at 91 – 1st Street NW, Box 280, Nakusp BC V0G 1R0 or by email to (in PDF format). For more information, contact Linda Tynan, CAO at 250-265-3689 or via email at

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Obituaries Anne Strebchuck (nee Markin)

November 02, 1927 January 15, 2013

Our mother, Anne Strebchuck, passed away in Nelson, BC, at the age of 85 years. She leaves behind her children Caroline, Vicky, Stan, Tim (Leesa), MaryAnne (Bill), Misha (Seanagh), and Dunya (Sandro), along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also dearly missed by her sisters Vera Fear, Mercedes Finnigan and brother Bill Markin. Anne lived most of her life in Hills, BC, where she grew up, went to school, and married Alex Strebchuck. After her children grew up, she went back to school and became a long term care aide and went to work. Anne loved to sing and was a member of the Nelson Ladies Doukhobor Choir. After her husband’s passing, she moved to Nelson, BC.

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Mom will be remembered for her amazing writing, her paintings and wonderful flower garden. Her family was very proud of her accomplishments. A memorial will be held at Hills, BC, in June, 2013. Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Arrow Lakes News

Friday, March 29

RED EYED SOUL Come dance it up

at the Three Lions Pub. No cover and the band starts at 9 p.m. BELLYFIT Fusion of fitness and dance combined with yoga & core exercises at NaCoMo 9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

is located at the Nakusp & District Sports Complex at 200 8th Ave NW, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Michael Garvey: 250-265-1778 or HIPPY HOCKEY Men, women over 19 welcome! $12 drop-in fee, starts at 7 p.m. Call Forest for info: 250-265-1472.


Monday, April 1

ZUMBA Try the dancing fitness class at the Legion 6-7 p.m. for $5, plus a one-time fee of $20. For info: www. BELLYFIT Fusion of fitness and dance combined with yoga & core exercises in Burton 7-8 p.m.

Tuesday, April 2

BADMINTON At NSS Gym 7 to 9 p.m.; $30/year or $3/ drop in, Plus $15 insurance fee. Beginners welcome. For info: 250-265-3326. TOASTMASTERS Meets 2nd and 4th Tues. at 7:15 p.m. at Selkirk College. Please call 265-4033 for info. BELLYFIT Fusion of fitness and dance combined with yoga & core exercises at NaCoMo 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 6

IPAD GROUP Meets at 1 p.m. at the Nakusp Public Library

POETRY EVENING A night of poetry sharing beginning at 7 p.m. at the Nakusp Public Library

Saturday, April 13


A seminar covering adjustment and adaptation process for the dying person and those around them. Presented by the New Denver Hospice Society. From 1-4:30 p.m. at Bosun Hall, New Denver. For more info or to register call Karen Forsyth (3582507), Marlana Mhoryss (265-4846), or Chelsea Van Koughnett (353-7421).

Sunday, April 14

Like playing cards? How about Scrabble? Come out and have a night of fun and games at the Nakusp Legion. Things get going around 7 p.m. ACOA Adult Children of Alcoholics; meets at 97 2nd Ave NW (Terra Pondera)


at 8 p.m.

At the Nakusp Public Library.

Get ready for gardening by exchanging seeds from 1-4 p.m. at 701 3rd St. For more information call 250-265-4588.

Saturday, April 20 BOOK SWAP

Royal Canadian Legion Br. #20 Nakusp _________________________________

What’s happening in NAKUSP LEGION?

Any game that you want to play. Bring your own from home!

LOOKING FOR A FOREVER HOME! Sammy is a young, neutered male dog. Very sweet. Please call PALS at 250-265-3792 or email if you are interested in meeting him! Since 1923

ZUMBA Try the dancing fitness class at the NES gym 6-7 p.m. BADMINTON At NSS Gym 7 to 9 p.m.; $30/yr or $3/ drop in, Plus $15 insurance fee. Beginners welcome. For more info: 250-265-3326.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meets at Terra Pondera, 97 2nd Ave in Nakusp, 5 p.m.

Friday night is “Games” night!

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Thursday, March 28

Sunday, March 31

Come out and Support our Meat Draws which are held every Saturday at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. The Saturday Meat Draws in March will be sponsored by the Nakusp Hospice Society.

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ways that will improve the quality of your life. At 90 5th Ave in Nakusp (NaCoMo Wellness Centre). First class free; begins 9:15 a.m. Contact Tyson Bartel 250-2266826 or for info. SENIORS’ COFFEE From 10-11 a.m., the Serenaders are on stage from 11 a.m. ZUMBA Try the dancing fitness class at the Legion 6-7 p.m. for $5, plus a one-time fee of $20. For info: www. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meets at Terra Pondera, 97 2nd Ave in Nakusp, 7 p.m.


Misc. Wanted

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EXPERIENCED strata manager required for Abbotsford and Surrey Must be organized, work well under pressure and results oriented. Resume and cover to:

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Wednesday, March 27

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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WEEKLY SPONSOR: Selkirk Realty Kelly Roberts 250-265-3635

Did you know that you can purchase all your lottery tickets in the Legion? Includes 649, BC49, Lotto Max etc! Don’t forget that Darts Night continues on Thursdays @ 7PM Our lounge opens at: 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. 2 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday

All Members and Guests welcome!

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Keeping time, moment by moment By Lora Deeprose

Special to the Arrow Lakes News

My grandmother’s house was a place filled with the comforting smells of baking, of warm sunshine glowing through pleated curtains and the sound of her mantle clock chiming out the hours. Hours I spent in the company of a woman with a quiet voice, gentle hands and the patience to entertain three young girls. My grandmother has since passed, her house and belongings sold off, but whenever my sister and I recall our visits with her we inevitably speak of the constant chiming of her mantle clock. The sound was

the anthem of a time when we experienced small pools of loving calmness in an otherwise chaotic childhood. A while back, my sister and I stopped in at a local antiques shop. I was nosing through stacks of old postcards and photographs, Cari was meandering through displays of china and kitchen items when we heard the opening bars of Westminster chimes. We looked at each other then, without a word, headed towards the sound of the steady tick-tock. The clock wasn’t grand, vintage rather than antique. It was smaller than our grandmother’s clock, its wood veneer beginning to crack with age and neglect, but in our eyes she was beautiful. We stood momentarily transported back in time. We left the shop, postcards and teacups forgotten, a sense of longing and sadness following us outside. Months later we were back at the antiques’ dealer. As we stepped inside, we noticed things had been rearranged. The small clock wasn’t sitting on the sideboard where we’d first seen her. We scanned the store and found a tambour mantle clock, one with the graceful camel back curve that most people think of as the typical mantle clock, but it wasn’t the one we’d fallen in love with. The one we had come for was Art Deco in its design and more compact and sturdy in appearance. We looked everywhere but she wasn’t there. I decided to take one more look through the labyrinth of furniture. In the far back corner of the store I passed a glass-fronted bookcase when I happened to glance down at the bottom shelf and there she was. Back home, we placed the clock on an old dresser and started the pendulum. The clock worked for only a few seconds then stopped dead. We started the pendulum again with the same results. After several unsuccessful tries a dreadful feeling that we had just bought a broken clock sunk in. The clock had been working the first time we had seen her but maybe something had happened to her since our last visit

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Caring for old clocks can inspire mindfulness of time, the author discovers. Photo courtesy of Lora Deeprose and that’s why she’d been hidden in the bottom of the bookcase. Not one to give up easily, I booted up the computer and started to research mantle clocks. The more I read the more I realized these clocks were not just works of fine craftsmanship but more like living breathing things requiring love and attention to get them working and to keep them, keeping time. The first requirement of any pendulum clock is to put the clock into beat. The clock should have an even ticktock sound like the beat of a heart. Too fast and the clock won’t keep accurate time, too slow and it will stop completely after a few seconds. To put a clock into beat the clock must be absolutely level and sitting on a stable foundation because even an accidental bump can put it out of beat. Pendulum clocks are only happy in the now. Not even for a moment can you force it to go back in time; turning the hands backwards will break the gears. And it can’t be rushed into the future. If you spin the hands quickly without allowing it to chime each quarter hour you will throw off the chiming sequence and even risk damaging the escapement. It took me a week to get the clock to run and chime the correct hour and quarter hours. During my learning curve, I couldn’t help notice the parallels between how to keep a pendulum clock running in perfect time and how my life could benefit from the same

attention. Mine is a 30-hour clock which means, for optimum working, it needs to be wound every day. Each evening as I attend to the needs of my clock, it draws me into reflecting how my day was. Did I go through the day feeling balanced or off kilter? Did I allow myself to become rundown or was I wound too tightly? Did I need to stop my headlong rush into the future or had I been dwelling too much in the past? Did I need to stop the pendulum, step out of the flow of time for a while and just take a break? Nowadays, more and more people don’t even own watches much less mantle clocks, as they can check the time on their cell phones, without the hassle or the bother of maintaining an old fashioned timepiece. In the near future will anyone care for these timepieces that require such constant attention or will they be relegated to the junk heap like so many gramophones and manual typewriters? I hope not, for I believe that in our disposable convenience obsessed society, we need to honour the craftsmanship, skill and artistry that these antique timepieces embody. And if nothing else, caring for one of these clocks forces you to contemplate the nature of time and the value of slowing down. And perhaps inspire you to tune into the beat of your own heart and the music that your soul wishes to chime out into the world.

The Rotary Club of Nakusp One card. Many services. The new BC Services Card is part of government’s plan to modernize BC’s health care system. It replaces your CareCard, can be combined with your driver’s licence, and also acts as your photo ID. It’s more convenient and more secure, with enhanced features to protect your personal information. And getting yours is easy. Starting February 15, 2013, and for the next five years, you can simply enrol when renewing your driver’s licence. And even if you don’t drive, you can enrol at the nearest location where driver’s licences are issued. To learn more visit:

Accepting nominAtions for 2012 of the Year THERE ARE •• Citizen Lifetime Achievement Award 3 CATEGoRiEs • Youth Citizen of the Year Please include your Nomination Letter and as much supporting data as possible.

Deadline for Nominations April 10, 2013. Please mail nominations to: Nakusp Rotary Citizen of the Year Nomination Committee, Box 62, Nakusp, B.C. V0G 1R0. (Selection Commitee non-Rotarians)

citizen of the YeAr & Lifetime Achievement AwArds dinner Saturday, April 27th at the Legion Hall Doors will be open at 5:30pm, Dinner begins at 6:00pm. Doors open to the Bar.

Tickets $20.00 Tickets available at HUB Barton Insurance, 202 Broadway, Nakusp.

Arrow Lakes News, March 27, 2013  

March 27, 2013 edition of the Arrow Lakes News

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