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Nelson Commons hosted an open house last Wednesday to show off its new architectural renderings for the development at the east end of Baker Street. On display were images intended to offer a preliminary sense of how the structure will sit on the land, without including any of the exterior finishes on the building. The plans show a four-storey building that stretches from Hendryx to Hall streets, which would replace the Extra Foods building and what is currently a parking lot in front of the vacant store. The parking area off Baker Street, beside Remedy’s RX, would remain as customer parking lot. Within the development, the main floor Story continues to ‘Lots’ on Page 15


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The Future of Print Media

Revealing new technology coming to the Star KIRSTEN HILDEBRAND Nelson Star Reporter

In an age where the newspaper has become old hat, developer Gregory Mackenzie will be bringing interactive content to the pages of this Friday’s Nelson Star through REVEAL Me, cutting edge technology in the realm of augmented reality. “Augmented reality is putting another layer of reality over what you see. There are some people who are calling it a second reading,” he says. “I look at it really as bridging the gap between print and the Internet.”

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“There are some people in Los Angeles who say this could solve all the problems of the print industry. I don’t think it’s going to do that. It’s just going to bring it all to a new level and make it truly interactive,” Mackenzie continues. REVEAL Me is a free app for smartphones and tablets. Users can point and scan their handheld device over designated areas like in the Star and watch interactive digital content come to life — videos, graphics, links and more. A pilot project for Black Press, Mackenzie is just back from Hong Kong where he quickly brought together a team for REVEAL Me. The filmmaker and advertiser closely followed the development of augmented reality. Like most advances in technology, a breakthrough in December 2012 pushed his inter-

est forward — fast forward. Technology allowing a mobile device to be held as close as six inches from the flat surface being scanned “changed everything” for him. Mackenzie quickly made the REVEAL Me app which was released February 26. “It was an opportunity that I saw and I just know that it’s going to happen everywhere within the next year. The amount of people who have smart phones now is just astronomical and to make things easier for them, it just makes sense,” he says. Everything also changed for Mackenzie upon having children. As someone who travels extensively for work, he and his wife Joy Barrett (cultural development officer for the City of Nelson), found Nelson a family friendly community to call home. They’re now raising their twin four-year-olds in the Kootenays. And that’s really the reason that REVEAL Me — already introduced in Hong Kong and LA — is coming to a smaller market like Nelson. “Nelson’s smaller scale, but still leading edge,” says Mackenzie, born in England and raised in Calgary. Mackenzie is an internationally known film, television and commercial director and producer. His credits include Camille, the 2008 film starring Sienna Miller and James Franco where he directed and produced working with Oscar winner Al Ruddy, producer of the Godfather and Million Dollar Baby. Mackenzie is an executive at Impatient ME as well as producer and CEO at Impatient Pictures. Working with Barney Burman, another Oscar winner for best makeup in 2009 for his role in Star Trek, Mackenzie is co-founder of Impatient Monsters, a company that produces monster stories for theatre, TV and Internet. Currently, Mackenzie is working with another local, Nelson’s internationally recognized au-

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thor Mark Nykanen who wrote Burn Down the Sky under penname James Jaros. Their plan is to turn the book into a feature film with a TV series spinoff. Fitting that REVEAL Me is where innovation meets imagination and Mackenzie clearly thrives in this realm. “I love it. What I love about it is that it is very creative in a number of ways,” he says. “I have the need to be creative and this satisfies that. And also I love technology. I remember having one of the first palm pilots and one of the cameras that fit on top of it.” For someone who has always been a techie, bringing special effects of the silver screen to newsprint is an exciting venture. REVEAL Me can be used on any flat surface with recognizable markings. Advertisements, drawings, graffiti and paintings can be augmented. He describes the potential. “REVEAL Me can have the artist pop up behind a painting,


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talk about it, talk about their process. Have someone buy it right now, buy a print or share it in an email with a friend,” says Mackenzie. “Or if you see a poster for an event at the Capitol Theatre and you want to buy tickets for it, you have this immediacy to the whole thing — quickness, convenience. It’s really catering to that — appeasing people’s need for immediacy.” Seems cutting edge and it is for the moment. But for Mackenzie, cutting edge lies in the world of Google Glasses where the stuff of science fiction movies and the gaming world seems to share space with the wearer. “It’s like looking through a lens and you can see augmented reality everywhere,” he says. As technology changes and gets better, Mackenzie is thinking of the next version of REVEAL Me just as the first version is emerging. And for the average person, understanding how it works is enough of a

brain workout. “A lot of people ask me how it works and I could just say it’s magic,” he says. “It’s complicated... but the trick is making it as easy for the user as possible. Some of the people I’ve shown this too, I couldn’t quite explain it to them. Once they saw it, it was just so obvious.” The regular reader of the Star is ready for this kind of technology, he says. “It’s fascinating how many people are now on the Internet. Even the silver surfers — the older people — are totally plugged in. They’re going on Facebook,” he says. “I think people in Nelson are ready.” And does our reality need augmentation? Mackenzie says it’s more about seeing and embracing possibilities. “What we need is just to see the alternatives.” Check out Friday’s Nelson Star for more on how REVEAL Me will work to enhance the Star.

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Kaslo emergency room faces limited overnight service Nelson Star Staff

The emergency room at Victorian Community Health Care Centre in Kaslo has temporarily scaled back its overnight service. Interior Health says from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. until next Monday, on-call physicians will only see the most urgent cases. The emergency department will remain open, but less serious cases may be sent elsewhere after being assessed by a nurse. To avoid visits to the emergency room, the health authority asks residents to contact their family doctor for non-urgent care, visit the walkin clinic in Nelson, or call HealthLinkBC at 811. The ER has undergone turmoil and turnover over the last few months. A threatened reduction of hours last fall was averted, but several physicians did not have their contracts renewed. Interior Health is recruiting new doctors to staff the facility while community consultations are ongoing.

Drug-house arrests made in Uphill Nelson Star Staff

After a long, involved investigation, Nelson Police made progress in a drug case focused on a house in Uphill. On March 28, NPD executed a search warrant on a residence in the 900 block of Carbonate St. after an investigation into drugs being dealt from the home. A 61-year-old man is in custody facing drug trafficking and possession charges, and in addition, weapons related charges. He was due to appear in court on April 2. On March 29, a 47-year-old female was also arrested in relation to this investigation. She also is facing drug trafficking charges. She was released on conditions with a court date set for May.

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Balfour slide report criticized Greg Nesteroff Nelson Star Reporter

Several people who complained to the Forest Practices Board about a 2011 landslide near Balfour say they’re disappointed with the board’s final report, calling it “unacceptable” and “disturbing.” In a letter to the board, John Beerbower, who has long worked in planning for the West Arm demonstration forest, says the report “fails to ensure accountability for the flaws” in roadbuilding and logging by BC Timber Sales that were identified as contributing to the Laird Creek slide. The slide damaged the water supply to about 100 homes, forcing residents to use bottled water for a few months. Problems reoccured last spring due to erosion. The 15-page report, released last month, came in response to a complaint from water users who asked for an investigation into whether a lack of professional diligence was to blame. While the report made several recommendations to prevent future slides, it concluded BC Timber Sales’ practices were sound and that it acted responsibly following the slide. Beerbower says although the report suggests ways to improve assessment and decision-making processes, it takes a “very narrow view” of the professional recommendations that need to be considered. “This report fails to demonstrate the capability and/

Damage from the landslide near Balfour that took place in 2011.

or willingness of the Forest Practices Board to ensure accountability in a case where the necessary result of protecting domestic water was clearly not met,” Beerbower wrote. Fellow complainant Al Walters said for water users the report is “unacceptable on a number of levels” and “represents another significant failure to address our concerns.” “It leaves us with the conclusion that the minimal regulations affecting forest licensees offer no real safeguards for water quality in domestic watersheds,” he said in prefacing a series of questions to the board. Many things the complainants objected to in an interim report remained in the final version, Walters added. “To our dismay, this final report seems to conclude the landslide was actu-

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ever, we remain concerned the slide occurred, despite our best professional efforts and that water users were negatively affected.” Bowden said they’re taking the board’s recommendations seriously and using lessons learned from the Laird Creek experience to improve their planning and operations. Last fall, BC Timber Sales deactivated the road upslope of the unstable area and seeded the slide channel with grass to minimize the risk of another slide. In a letter to the Star (see Page 7), Forest Practices Board chair Al Gorley said the board is reviewing the complainant’s concerns and will discuss it with them directly. However, he said it isn’t the board’s role to hold forest professionals accountable for what happens on public land — that responsibility lies with the professional associations. “We empathize fully with the residents whose water was impacted and we strongly believe that water quality must be protected during forestry operations,” Gorley wrote. “In support of that belief, we are currently conducting a special investigation looking at how well current forest legislation is protecting water quality in community watersheds.” Gorley added they are also preparing a bulletin on professional reliance and a special report on how risk is assessed in decision-making, partly as a result of this complaint.

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The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce celebrated four of the area’s top businesses during its AGM last Wednesday night. “It has been a very busy year and I also believe a very productive year for your chamber of commerce,” said outgoing chamber president Chuck Bennett during his annual address to members who assembled at the New Grand Hotel banquet room. “Our focus has truly been on enhancing our role as the voice of business in this community and I am very proud by what we have been able to accomplish.” Bennett pointed to quarterly meetings with different sectors of the local economy and regular meetings with city council as two important steps undertaken in the last year. Bennett also talked about the ongoing work at the CP Station which will one day house the chamber offices and tourist centre. Bennett — the regional publisher for Black Press newspapers — will now become past president, handing the leadership role to Justin Pelant of Ted Allen’s Jewellrey. Leaving the board is Barry Auliffe and joining the board is Ed Olthof of Pacific West Builders. After taking care of business, the chamber handed out its Business Excellence Awards. Kootenai Moon furniture took home the Retailing Excellence award for its ongoing success in the heart of Baker Street. Mountain Waters Spa was given the plaque for Professional Service Excellence for its success over the last 12 months at its Victoria Street location. The Hospitality Tourism Excellence award was given to the Hume Hotel, which celebrated its 115th year on St. Patrick’s Day. The big prize of Business of the Year was handed out to Whitewater Ski Resort, which continues to thrive under its new Calgary-based ownership group. Last year’s Business of the Year was the Shambhala Music Festival.

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ABOVE Whitewater Ski Resort was given the Business of the Year award by the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce last Wednesday night at the New Grand Hotel. Whitewater owners Andrew Kyle (left) and Dean Prodan (right) were accompanied by Whitewater’s general manager of indoor operations and marketing Anne Pigeon (middle right) who accepted the award from Chamber board member Barry Auliffe (middle left). MIDDLE TOP The Hume Hotel was given the Hospitality Tourism Excellence award. Hume general manager Ryan Martin (middle right) was joined by night manager Craig Pilon (left) and assistant manager Lorelei Weinerth (right) accepting the award from the chamber’s Gary Kalinski. MIDDLE BOTTOM Mountain Waters Spa owner Marni Beninger accepted the Professional Service Excellence award from Auliffe. BOTTOM The crew from Kootenai Moon furniture — including owner Val Semeniuk (holding plaque) — accepted the award for Retailing Excellence from Kalinski. Bob Hall photo

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A look at the unimaginable


magine for one minute that you woke up and Nelson was minus Whitewater Ski Resort, the Hume Hotel, Mountain Waters Spa and Kootenai Moon Furniture. The great hand in the sky playing the Kootenay Economy board game all of sudden snatched these four businesses from our town. What would that look like? For starters, lift-accessed fresh lines of world class powder would be extinct. The tasty Monte Cristo sandwich at the Library Lounge would be dearly missed at lunchtime. One of the best spa treatments in the Kootenay would be absent from our downtown. And if you wanted big city decorating ideas with tremendous small town service, you would be out of luck. More importantly there would be the loss of the hundreds of jobs these four businesses provide to our daily lives. Paycheques that feed families and allow other businesses to benefit from the residual. Less kids in our elementary schools and fewer registrations in our minor sports programs. In short, the impact would be massive. It would create a void that would rob our community of its heart. It’s really unimaginable. Last week the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce handed out its annual Business Excellence Awards at its AGM. These four businesses were chosen in the categories of Professional Service Excellence (Mountain Waters Spa), Retailing Excellence (Kootenai Moon), Hospitality Tourism Excellence (Hume) and Business of the Year (Whitewater). All were extremely deserving and all excited to be recognized. All four will hang their plaques on the walls of their businesses for all to see. It creates a sense to pride for the staff who make them strive. But for all of us locals who rely on businesses like these, it should also serve as a reminder to just how vital they are to the fabric of this community. Congratulations to all four businesses on the recognition. More importantly, thanks for everything you do to ensure the Nelson area is such an important player in the Kootenay economy. The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the BC Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the BC Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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Editor: Bob Hall Publisher: Karen Bennett

Council Column — Robin Cherbo


Ways to make Nelson better

n getting ready for spring in the city, council is looking at ways to improve the downtown core. Recently I completed a one-day workshop called Economic Development Essentials for Local Leaders. There were many topics, such as strategic planning, business retention and expansion, and business attraction. As well, I am involved with local community leaders and business people on the Downtown/Waterfront Committee, through which staff and council are proposing some improvements. So in order to retain businesses and attract new businesses, the downtown core could use some much needed upgrades. Most people know about the amenity area where the concrete wall was removed in order to do some enhancements. The Downtown/Waterfront Committee is looking at incorporating, benches, flowers, restaurant tables and maybe a statue in these amenity areas. Part of the Downtown/Waterfront Plan are suggestions to improve the walk-ability of the Hall Street corridor to the waterfront. Along with this are efforts to clean up the downtown core to make it more inviting to visitors and patrons. To spruce up the Christmas holidays in Nelson, lights were put up in the downtown core, of which the City received a lot of positive feedback. Because of this, additional lights are being looked at to place on the buildings and

The change to Nelson’s downtown amenity area, that saw the stone planter boxes removed last month, Bob Hall photo is part of a larger plan to make the city’s core more attractive to locals and tourists.

trees for the next holiday season. In addition, the Downtown/Waterfront Committee is also reviewing the downtown street heritage lighting to change the lights to a type of light that shines down on the street while reducing the light shining up. When my wife Colleen and I went to Whitehorse in the Yukon in 2003, we stopped at the visitor centre and were pleasantly surprised when we were given a bag of goodies. It included a local travel brochure with cost saving coupons, some treats and a one day free parking pass. So following this idea, it would make Nelson more inviting to visitors if something was done along this line. Giving visitors with pets a free day parking pass by the dog

walk would be a positive step along with promoting Nelson as a safe clean city for family, children and seniors. Now if we could just get rid of the cigarette butts, and clean the buildings, to restore the city to the splendor it was after 1980s heritage beautification project. Everyone wants the downtown core to prosper, so further effort is needed to clean up the streets. The City is still dealing with the burnt Redfish Grill building and the old abandoned Esso gas station property (in the 200-block of Baker Street), with limited success. Also mentioned along the Hall Street corridor to the waterfront are suggestions to include adding trees along the sidewalk and changing the store

fronts of some of the business to face Hall Street from the Vernon Street mini mall to help improve the area. It is fortunate that a lot of people love Nelson and former visitors have moved here with their business because it is a safe place to raise families with children. Other people have moved here for the life style of eco sports and recreation. So with collaboration, funding and dedication, the Nelson downtown core could be improved — i.e. spruced up — for a benefit to all, citizens and business alike. Robin Cherbo is a Nelson city councillor who shares this Wednesday space with his colleagues around the table.

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Letters to the Editor

Solutions over blame Re: “Balfour slide report criticized” (first appeared on on March 19) This story raises a number of concerns with the Forest Practices Board’s investigation into a landslide at Laird Creek near Balfour. We are reviewing the complainant’s concerns and will be discussing them with the complainants directly. However, I would like to inform Star readers about the role of the Forest Practices Board in matters such as this. It is not the role of the board to hold forest professionals accountable for what happens on public forest land. That responsibility lies with the professional associa-

tions that regulate the forest professionals who plan, carry out and supervise forestry activities. The Forest Practices Board investigates compliance with provincial forest laws and can recommend improvements to forest legislation and operations. One of our guiding principles is to emphasize solutions over assigning blame. In this case, we saw some opportunities to improve future forestry practices and made recommendations to ensure that happens. We empathize fully with the residents whose water was impacted and we strongly believe that water quality must be protected during for-

estry operations. In support of that belief, we are currently conducting a special investigation looking at how well the current forest legislation is protecting water quality in community watersheds across the province. We are also preparing a bulletin on professional reliance, and a special report on how risk is assessed in decision-making, partly triggered by this complaint. All of those reports will be published later this year. For more information on the Board, visit our website at R.A. (Al) Gorley Chair, Forest Practices Board

Arts council City helps seniors changing it up After reading Sam Van Schie’s March 8 article (“Arts groups look for funding bump”), I thought some clarification was needed. The fund surplus brought forward from 2012 has some caveats. For example, the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance account has funds that are managed by the Nelson and District Arts Council on behalf of the CKCA and are paid out as artist grants. The funds received through gaming grants have restrictions on how they can be used. Yes, the arts council is hoping to contract out some of the business tasks to an executive director. In collaboration with other arts groups, the Nelson and District Arts Council is wanting to shift the focus of their annual ArtWalk to a more inclusive summer arts festival that would include ArtWalk. The current model of ArtWalk has focused on the visual arts. The arts council is really not rolling in cash, but has a wealth of new ideas and a vision of how we want to evolve beyond the 25th anniversary of ArtWalk and the 43rd birthday of the arts council. Collaboration and inclusion are the main features of that vision. Ron Robinson President, Nelson and

Thanks to city staff for their quick response to the error on the seniors parking pass for 2013. The one-year pass is available beginning March 1 of each year. I purchased my pass the last week in February. Then noticed the expiration date was December 31, 2013 (not February 28, 2014, as it should have been). This meant it was good for only 10 months (not 12 months) and there was no reduction in price. Needless to say, I phoned the City! A few days later, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a very nice letter apologizing for any misunderstanding or inconvenience and enclosing a replacement pass with the expiry date of February 28, 2014. With prices for food, services, fees, etc, all seemingly going up and up and many of us on incomes that do not go up and up, one gets very frustrated because usually there is nothing one can do about it. So it was quite refreshing to receive my letter from the City – and so quickly, too. June Price Nelson


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Let’s get this straight. The City of Nelson is enjoying a windfall of $500,000 from Nelson Hydro’s high water bonus last year, plus another $70,000 in new taxation from developments, and a PST return… and they are still over-spent by $140,000, and needing to increase taxes and utility costs. What would they have done if they hadn’t had those windfalls? How about living within your means, council? The taxpayers have to. Heather Myers Nelson

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I first heard of the Kitimat refinery project concept from David Black (owner of Black Press, parent company of the Nelson Star) a number of years ago. At the time I was skeptical of its chances. My initially negative attitude was based mainly on my experience of 10 years service on the board of directors of Imperial Oil. Since I was accustomed to the discussion of petroleum economics centered in Calgary, I saw no need for a refinery in Kitimat. That attitude was based on the fact that there had not been a new refinery built in North America in many years. And any needed increase in petroleum production was achieved by expansion of existing refineries throughout North America. But after my service with Imperial Oil, I went on to serve four years at Canfor which led to my nine visits to China in search of lumber markets. My exposure to the phenomenal expansion of China’s economy opened my eyes to the true merit of the Kitimat refinery concept. It made me realize that it would not be just another refinery relying on the North America market, but rather a refinery that would supply the vast appetite of China for petroleum products. The challenge will be to draw the attention of Asian investors who would see the value to this investment. It appears that David Black, after many years of effort, is nearing an agreement that could provide the vast capital infusion needed to make this refinery initiative a reality. The appetite for oil products for all Asia will continue to grow and the Kitimat refinery is ideally situated to take advantage. Asian countries, especially China, are very interested in securing a sustainable supply of resources that will flow freely without undue trade

barriers like surprises with taxes, regulations or tariffs. Canada has a good reputation as a free trade country that can be relied on as a dependable source of supply. Now is a very opportune time to attract the vast investment needed to make the Kitimat refinery go ahead. David Black, with his years of dilligence, deserves our appreciation for displaying the foresight and courage to invest his time, money and reputation to help bring along this huge initiative.

Trade unions would see a significant increase in jobs and memberships. Hospitals and schools across the province would see an improvement in government... And those with a concern for the threat of marine spills would see significantly reduced exposure for the environment. The positive merits of the Kitimat refinery are so profound that this project is really beyond any political persuasion. Any and all supporters of NDP, Liberal, Conservative or even Green should see the tremendous benefits that would come to BC with this project. This initiative will involve the investment of many billions of dollars. That’s for sure. It’s hard for any of us to visualize a million let alone a billion of anything. So let’s look at the “on the ground” facts of such an undertaking for all of us in BC. Let’s start with the big picture. When it comes to the benefits of a petroleum cycle from well exploration to the gas station, the jurisdiction that hosts the refining process enjoys a huge portion of the value addition to the raw

material. For the KFC project that would mean several thousand, mostly trade union jobs, for the multi-year term of the construction phase. It would also mean the creation of over 3,000 permanent jobs for the operation and supply support of the refinery when running. This refinery would be processing 175 million barrels per year which means the tax revenue that could go toward health care, education, vital services for the disabled and elderly would be immense. But job creation and tax revenue is not the only desirable feature of the KRC. It also would provide much lower risk to the marine environment. The shipments out of the refinery would be finished product like aviation fuel, gasoline and diesel. These products if ever spilt would be much less impactful on the marine environment. They would also be transported in smaller ships. I know there are those on both sides of the political aisle that address this as a political issue. And I would disagree with both. This is a project that can be attractive to all political stripes. Trade unions would see a significant increase in jobs and memberships. Hospitals and schools across the province would see an improvement in government funding. Business activity, especially in the challenged north west BC, would be very positively impacted. And those with a concern for the threat of marine spills would see a significantly reduced exposure for the environment. Based on the huge positive impact this initiative could have on BC, I think the question should not be if we want it... but rather, how can we help make sure that the petroleum world sees this as an attractive way to invest billions of shareholder capital.

Jim Shepard is a retired president of Finning and Canfor, two of BC’s largest companies, and a past director of Imperial Oil.

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Carbon offsets ‘not credible’ Black Press Reporter

Two carbon capture projects that were the largest beneficiaries of BC’s multimillion-dollar “carbon neutral government” program did not provide credible carbon offsets for emissions from government operations, Auditor General John Doyle concludes. In a report released Wednesday, Doyle said the Darkwoods forestry reserve on the south arm of Kootenay Lake and a flaring elimination project by EnCana Corp. at its Fort Nelson natural gas operations accounted for nearly 70 per cent of carbon credits paid by the government’s agency, the Pacific Carbon Trust “Encana’s project was projected to be more financially beneficial to the company than its previous practices, regardless of offset revenue, while the Darkwoods property was acquired without offsets being a critical factor in the decision,” Doyle’s report states. “In industry terms, they would be known as ‘free riders’ — receiving revenue ($6 million between the two) for something that would have happened anyway.”

Darkwoods, a 55,000-hectare property, was purchased as a forest reserve by the Nature Conservancy of Canada in 2008. Doyle notes that the decision to buy the land was made in 2006, and a carbon offset feasibility study was not completed until January 2009.

“In industry terms, they would be known as ‘free riders’ — receiving revenue for something that would have happened anyway.” EnCana’s project diverted gas from flares to drilling. The audit found that “the company started the project in 2008 and had already converted many gas wells by the time they met with the Pacific Carbon Trust in 2009,” and the offset payments were not a factor in the decision to proceed. BC’s “carbon neutral government” initiative has been controversial since it was launched as part of former premier Gordon Campbell’s climate change program in 2008. Provincial and local govern-

ments, health authorities and school districts were required to buy carbon offset credits equal to the greenhouse gas emissions from their buildings and vehicles, with the money invested in carbon-reducing projects. According to the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation, BC universities paid $4.46 million into the Pacific Carbon Trust in 2011. BC’s 60 school districts paid a total of $5.36 million the same year, and the province’s six health authorities paid $5.79 million. Environment Minister Terry Lake said the government “fundamentally rejects” Doyle’s conclusions, and stands by the outside experts who were called on to validate the carbon offset investments. NDP environment critic Rob Fleming said the report adds to earlier criticisms of a program that diverts taxpayer funds from schools and hospitals to finance industrial projects by profitable companies. The government responded to earlier criticism by diverting $10 million taken from school districts in the past two year into a fund to improve energy efficiency in school buildings and vehicles.

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Interfor nears deal for Springer Creek timber supply tenures MARVIN BEATTY Castlegar News Reporter

Interfor’s vice-president says the pending purchase of two timber supply tenures from Springer Creek Forest Products in Slocan is a positive step for his company. “We have an agreement to purchase but it hasn’t closed yet,” Ric Slaco said in a phone interview. “The general view is that the market has definitely improved. Lumber prices in North America have increased to the point where the businesses are operating — after years of being in pretty tough circumstances — so that’s a very positive and encouraging development.” Slaco said Interfor’s business in Castlegar and Grand Forks is part of a turn-around story. “Both those mills were pur-

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chased out of bankruptcy,” he said. “For us, it was being part of a transformation to the business itself and then being in a position to take advantage when the market improved.” Slaco added closing the deal is an administrative process within the Ministry of Forests. “So what we are waiting to receive from them is a notice to proceed with the transaction. Once we have that — which is the remaining hurdle and we are not anticipating any problem with that — then we would be in a position to actually close the deal and have the tenures.” The decision to move forward on the tenure purchase was a combination of having the operations running more efficiently and a marketplace that is more favourable. “I would say both of those

things are a work in progress, but they’re definitely positive developments that have occurred,” said Slaco. “It will help with strengthening the log supply to service the Castlegar mill.” When the tenures are complete they will add 174,000 cubic metres to the annual allowable cut for Interfor’s operations. Slaco said it was too early in the process to comment on what the tenure purchase may mean for local workers or the local economy. The deal allowed Springer Creek to offer its idle workforce a reduced settlement package early this year. They voted 97 per cent in favour of an offer that will see them receive three quarters of what they might have otherwise been entitled.


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Community Organizations Attention all BC government retirees: Keep informed on retirement issues. Join our retirees for a monthly luncheon held at the Hume Hotel, noon, on Wednesday, April 3. For information call 250-352-7051. Wild and Wacky Wednesdays for teens at Nelson Public Library is all about poetry this month. Make magnetic poetry, sidewalk chalk and much more on Wednesday, April 3, 3:30 to 5 p.m.  for 12  years and up. Even if you aren’t too sure about poetry, join us for snacks, fun and friendship. For info contact or 250505-5683. All seniors welcome to the monthly meeting of the Senior Citizens’ Association Branch No. 51, located at 717 Vernon Street. Meeting commences at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3. Tea and goodies will be served after the meeting. Some of the activities enjoyed at the centre include bridge, crib, whist, dominos, chess and snooker. For information, call 250-3527078 weekday afternoons. A walking group meets Wednesdays at 10 a.m. under the Orange Bridge by Lakeside Park. Everyone is welcome to join in for a walk. For information contact The Nelson Technology Club hosts a Hackerspace Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., at their new location in the annex building at Selkirk College Tenth Street campus. Hackerspace is a place to talk about technology with people who understand what you are talking about. Al-anon meetings are held Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the Cellar, 717 Vernon Street, and on Fridays from 8 to 9 p.m. at 601 Front Street

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in the basement. For more information about the Cellar meetings contact Norma at 250-352-3747 and for the Front Street meetings contact Sharon at 250-352-7333. The Earth Matters Upcyclers meet Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Nelson and District Youth Centre. Their current project is turning reclaimed Shambhala festival tents into reusable shopping bags. Youth 13 to 30 are invited to stop in and learn how to turn trash into treasure, or take part in group discussions about waste reduction, meet other youth and enjoy a snack. Join the Starry Night Astronomy Program at Taghum Hall as we explore the wonders of the night sky through two astronomy telescopes, weather permitting, Fridays April 5 and 12. For more information, contact Wayne Holmes at 250-354-1586. Cornerstone Children’s Centre (611 5th Street) will be transformed into a wonderland of balloons, carnival games, free face painting, door prizes and more on Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Games geared towards kids under the age of 12 (and kids at heart). Tickets are only $0.50 each. Concession available. All funds go to renovations and subsidizing emergency daycare costs for the community. Concerned community members will hold a rally on Saturday, April 6 at 11:30 a.m. at Nelson City Hall to protest Stephen Harper and call for him to step-down from the job of Prime Minister. Every second Sunday (April 7 and 21) Senior Citizens Assn. Branch 116 of the Slocan Valley meet at 1 p.m. at the Passmore Hall located

at 3656 Passmore Old Rd. The meeting features a guest speaker and is followed by a potluck and cards. You are most welcome to attend and for further info. please call Lorna at 250-226-7267. Mountain Montessori Preschool is hosting and open house on Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hume Elementary School. Come and learn about this stimulating preschool program for children aged twoand-a-half to five-years-old. Workshops Every Friday, Community Threads meets at Nelson and District Women’s Centre from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come learn to knit, crochet, spin, embroider and make rag rugs. On Wednesdays, Community Threads offers quilting lessons from 9 a.m. to noon at the same location. Women of all ages welcome. Call 250-551-4951 for info. Nelson and District Hospice is offering a six-week grief support series on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon, beginning April 4. For information, contact Jane at 250-352-2337 or Share your love of history and art by becoming a docent at Touchstones Nelson. A docent training program will run Friday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 5 to 26. For more information, contact Jessie Demers at 250-352-9813 ext. 275 or email Fundraisers Nelson Rhythm Ropers are holding a fundraiser at Finley’s Irish Bar & Grill on Friday, April 5 at 6 p.m. Enjoy a spaghetti dinner and a drink for $15. Play “name that tune.” Great prizes to be won. Tickets available at the door.

Tipi Camp hosts its fourth annual Yoga-thon Fundraiser in Nelson on Sunday, April 21 at the Anglican Church Hall (723 Ward Street, on the corner of Ward and Carbonate). The first class begins at 9 a.m. and the last class ends at 4:30 p.m. For more information and to print out a pledge form, see

Sole 4 Souls Canada is coming to town! So clean out your closets and tie together your clean, gently used shoes and boots. You can help people in the midst of extreme poverty and those recovering from natural disasters by giving the “gift of shoes.” A dozen drop off boxes are now available around Nelson and will remain until April 16. For more info call 250229-5265.

Casting Call The Capitol Theatre Summer Youth Program auditions are on Sunday, April 14 at the Capitol Theatre. In preparation please have a song ready to sing for the directors. This year’s show is Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, (school edition) directed by Allison Girvan and Geoff Burns. Choreography by Lynette Lightfoot. Those interested in auditioning, please contact Eva at the Capitol Theatre to book an audition time at 250352-6363.

Announcements Love 2 Learn at Blewett school has open spots! Join us for this free program for three to five-year-olds and their parent or other adult. Enjoy circle time, crafts, resources to borrow, a healthy snack and a chance to enjoy songs, stories and rhymes with new friends. Each week includes a package of activities to take home! The program runs Mondays 9:30 to 11 a.m. starting April 8. Call Joan at 250-352-3218 for information and to register.

NELSON’S 2012 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR This year the Nelson Knights of Columbus are pleased to announce that

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has been selected as Nelson’s 2012 Citizen of the Year. Lois is the 49th candidate since the first presentation in 1964. Thank you to the independent panel of judges, chaired by Mr. Harry Sommerville for making this recommendation. A formal presentation of this award will be made on Saturday April 13, 2013 at 6:00pm at the Catholic Community Centre. Tickets are on sale at Sonja’s China Cabinet until 4:00 p.m. April 10, 2013. Tickets: $30 each. For more information contact Bob Tremblay at 250-825-9204

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The second annual Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival runs Thursday, April 4 to Saturday, April 6, with a different venue each night. The festival kicks off at The Royal where you can enjoy an oyster or perogy dinner with your film. The feature film for that night is Smokin' Fish, about a Tlingit man who spends a summer at his family's traditional fish camp. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and the film goes at 9 p.m. with live music to follow. On Friday, the festival moves to the Capitol Theatre for the world premiere of Episode 1 of the Deconstructing Dinner: Reconstructing Our Food System television series at 6:30 p.m. Hungry for Change, a film about health food myths, will follow at 8 p.m. Saturday's films will be at the Civic Theatre, with Sushi: The Global Catch, a film about sushi's traditions, growth and future, at 2 p.m. followed by Bitter Seeds, on the plight of Indian farmers, at 3:30 p.m. In the evening Big Boys Gone Bananas!*, about struggles of plantation workers employed by fruit giant Dole, goes at 7 p.m. with The Chocolate Farmer, about a traditional Mayan cacao plantation in Belize, at 9 p.m. Tickets to the Thursday's screening are $10 (plus $10-$20 for dinner), and the Friday and Saturday screenings are $9 each or $15 for two on the same day. A $35 festival pass is also available. Advance tickets are at Otter Books.

The Council of Canadians Nelson and District Chapter presents: Troubled Water a 37-minute documentary from BC filmmaker Paul Manly. The film looks at threats to our water supplies. It will be followed by a discussion on water-shed issues with Nelson-based hydrologist Martin Carver. The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 at the Seniors Centre (717 Vernon Street). Everyone welcome, admission is free, and donations will help cover costs.


Kootenay Home Educators presents a musical theatre performance of Treasure Island, featuring a cast of local homeschoolers ages four to 16. The show, directed by Allison Girvan, is at the Covenant Church (702 Stanley Street) on April 4, 5 and 6 at 4 p.m. each night. Admission is by donation.

The Capitol Theatre Kids Series present Axe Capoeire Brazilian Dance, Music and Capoeira on Sunday, April 21 at 2

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Selkirk Pro-Musica presents the Galena Trio with Isabella D’Eloize Perron, violin and vocals performs 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at the St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral (Silica at Ward streets). Tickets $15 available at Otter Books and at the door. Canadian hip hop legend Classified will be at Spiritbar on Saturday, April 13. Advance tickets are on sale now at the Hume Hotel for $20. Doors open at 10 p.m.

Nelson’s Corazón youth choir will perform five, 20 minute shows at Touchstones Nelson on April 7.

p.m. Choreographed dances, professional capoeiristas, high-flying acrobatics and invigorating music. Tickets $12.50 — buy online or phone 250352-6363.


Nelson Public Library presents Holley Rubinsky for a special launch and reading of her book of short stories, South of Elfrida, on Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m.


The Mir Lecture Series is pleased to present Wade Davis at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson, Wednesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. There will be a special spoken word presentation by Will Klatte to open the event. Tickets are sold out. Shambhala Music Festival executive producer Corrine Zawaduk and talent manager Christine Hunter will be sharing their experience at Canadian Music Week (CMW) with a short power point presentation on Friday, April 5 from noon to 1 p.m. at Shambhala’s Nelson office (206B Lakeside Drive). CMW was held in Toronto from March 19-24 and was an opportunity for the Shambhala crew to connect to the international festival and events network. Bring a lunch and come learn about event management! West Kootenay EcoSociety is hosting a its third Conversation Café on April 9 at Oso Negro at 7 p.m. The topic is “Local Food Means Business.” Hosts John Alton and David Reid will interview panelists to elicit their personal solutions to the local food dilemma.


Electric Wednesdays continue at the Royal. Take your turn in the spotlight, or enjoy the music of those who do, at one of the Kootenay’s best open stages on Wednesday, April 3. Talk to Estevan to sign up for a timeslot during the night. Local reggae/funk band Brian Rosen and the WhatNow play the Royal on Friday, April 5. Doors open at 8 p.m. Cover is $5-10 sliding scale. The Funk Hunters from Vancouver bring their high-energy DJ set to Spiritbar on on April 5. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information at the Hume Hotel. Saturday April 6 at noon, Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions opens with their first digeridoo and drum performer, Kale Phoenix. Next up is Pat Lambdin touring from Maryland on banjo and guitar. Last act is Vazzy from Grand Forks, multi-instrumentalists with traditional music from Acadia, Québec, France and the Celtic world. Cass Rhaspsody will be at Spiritbar on on April 6. Doors open at 10 p.m. No cover before 11 p.m. Nelson’s Corazón youth choir will perform five, 20 minute shows at Touchstones Nelson on Sunday, April 7 beginning at 2:30 p.m. with shows starting every 30 minutes. The final performance is at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 available for advanced purchase at Touchstone (in person only). A maximum of 40 people will be admitted into each performance.


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Max Ulis is at Spiritbar on Friday, April 12. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance at the Hume hotel.

L.V. Rogers Class of 2013 Fundraiser Thursday, April 11 4:30-8:30pm Bring the whole family! 524 Vernon St!

K-OS returns to Spiritbar on Monday, April 15 with Rich Aucoin. Tickets are $25. This is an early show. Doors open at 8 p.m. and music starts at 9 p.m. Capitol Theatre Season Series presents Alpah Yaya Diallo and his band Bafing with West African Summit on Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m. This Juno Award winner is one of the most inspired artists on the World Beat circuit today. Tickets are $30 for adult or $24 for student. Buy online at capitoltheatre. or phone 250-352-6363. West Kootenay Suzuki Association presents Together in Music, a family friendly concert by kids for kids at the Bethel Christian Centre in Nelson on Sunday, April 26, 6:30 p.m. Familiar folk songs and engaging classical music by 50 violin, viola, and guitar students. Admission by donation. The Nelson Registered Music Teachers present Paul Williamson, winner of the BC Registered Music Teachers Piano Competition. This talented 16-year-old will perform at the United Church on Saturday, April 27, at 7 p.m. Tickets $15 and $10.

At the Pub

Rock ‘n’ Roll bingo at Mike’s Pub on April 9. Lots of great prizes to be won. Cards are $2 each or $5 for three. Tickets go on sale at 8:30 p.m. and balls will be called at 9 p.m. Vancouver comic Greg Kettner will be at Finley's Pub on April 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Finley’s Pub hosts a variety show fundraiser for Morgan’s surgery on Saturday, April 13. Tickets are $10. Show starts at 7 p.m.


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TOP — Nelson Commons project manager Russell Precious (pointing) explains the project details to a couple who stopped by last Wednesday’s open house at the Best Western. BOTTOM — The preliminary Nelson Commons designs. Sam Van Schie photos

Continued from Page 1 would be commercial space — where the Kootenay Co-op Grocery Store would be — with three levels of residential condos above and underground parking below, which would be accessed from Vernon Street. Nelson Commons project manager Russell Precious said the building will be the same height at the New Grand Hotel and Hume Hotel, which is the maximum allowable height within downtown zoning requirements. “We’ve had many people suggest we add another floor of residential, which would have obviously made all the units more affordable, but that was really out of the question for us,” Precious said. “We didn’t want to attract the controversy. So, it’s easier for us just to work within the zoning requirements.” He also noted, the Co-op didn’t want to have a bigger project than it could handle or build more units than it could sell. Floor plans and prices are in the works for the 45 residential units and should be released publicly in the next couple of months, with pre-sales beginning mid-summer. “What we wanted people to see today [at the open house] is just that this project is going ahead and offer them an opportunity to give feedback on the work we’ve done so far,” Precious said.

People that drifted through Wednesday’s open house seemed generally pleased with the look of the new building. Those interested in residential units were invited to return for a formal presentation in the evening. Precious said because the existing site is so unattractive, it’s easy for the public to see how a new building would improve the cityscape. “It’s such an ugly site, it would be hard to mess it up — you’d have to try really hard to make it worse,” Precious laughed. There’s also a lot of support for expanding the Kootenay Co-op Grocery store, which this project will make possible. “The Co-op wants to build a nice new store that works to their specifications and is energy efficient,” Precious said. “They couldn’t do that if the residential component wasn’t there to subsidize the building cost.” Construction on the new project won’t go ahead until enough people have purchased the pre-sale residential units. Precious is optimistic that stage won’t take too long. “We’ve had over 175 people, mostly locals, indicate they’re interest through the survey on our website,” he said. “If that’s any indication, we should be sold out in no time.”

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Nelson to host BC’s best in 2014 KIJHL Stats SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

The Nelson Junior Leafs will host Junior B hockey’s best in the Cyclone Taylor Cup next April. Bob Hall photo

general — and of course for the Nelson Leafs.” He expects hosting the cup will give the Leafs an edge in recruiting next season’s players. “As the host we’re guaranteed a spot to play in the tournament, which is a huge thing to be able to offer a player who’s hoping to move

up to other leagues,” Stocks said, noting a lot of scouts attend the Cyclone games to get a look at up-and-coming players. BC Hockey didn’t tell Stocks why Nelson was chosen, but he suspects it might have had something to do with details in the proposal aimed at improving the

Rebels capture KIJHL championship MARVIN BEATTY Castlegar News Reporter

The Castlegar Rebels won the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Championship after a 4-0 victory over the North Okanagan Knights in game five in Castlegar on Monday. Stuart Walton had two goals on the night, the first on a power play at 5:54 of the opening period (assisted by Travis Wellman and Bryan Lubin), and the next coming unassisted at 10:36 of the second period. Matt Reed scored at 18:12 of the second — between the two by Walton — with assists from Darren Medeiros and Kody Disher to send the Rebels to the final frame with a 3-0 lead. Medeiros finished off the scoring at 10:33 of the third.

The Rebels dominated play throughout the game, never letting their guard down. By playing hard for all 60 minutes, the Rebels earned a fourth league title for the franchise. The final shots on goal against the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference champions was 44, in stark contrast to the 18 Rebels goaltender Jordan Gluck faced. “It’s my last junior [season] ever, words can’t even describe it,” said Gluck, 20. “It couldn’t have been a better ending for me and the whole team. It’s unbelievable.” The Rebels got past the Spokane Braves four games to one in the first round, then fought a gruelling battle with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in a division series that went seven games. After that they dispatched the Golden Rockets in four straight for the Koote-

nay Conference title before taking on the winners of the Okanagan Shuswap Conference, North Okanagan. The Rebels now move on to compete with the champions of the Pacific International Junior Hockey League (the Richmond Sockeyes), the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (the Victoria Cougars) and the host team (Comox Valley Glacier Kings) for the Cyclone Taylor Cup. The Cyclone Taylor Cup is a roundrobin format and will be held April 11 to14 in Comox. The winner of the Cyclone Taylor Cup then moves on again, competing for the Western Canada “B” Crown, the Keystone Cup, against teams from Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan. The Keystone Cup games are April 18 to 21 in St. Malo, Manitoba.

Playoff Series

KIJHL League Championship Final Castlegar vs. North Okanagan Castlegar wins series 4-1 Game 1: Castlegar 2 North Okanagan 1 Game 2: Castlegar 3 North Okanagan 2 (OT) Game 3: Castlegar 2 North Okanagan 0 Game 4: North Okanagan 3 Castlegar 2 Game 5: Castlegar 4 North Okanagan 0

Kootenay Conference Final Castlegar (1) vs. Golden (2) Castlegar wins series 4-0 Game 1: Castlegar 4 Golden 0 Game 2: Castlegar 7 Golden 1 Game 3: Castlegar 3 Golden 1 Game 4: Castlegar 3 Golden 2

Okanagan/Shuswap Conference Final North Okanagan (1) vs Osoyoos (3) North Okanagan wins series 4-3 Game 1: Osoyoos 6 North Okanagan 2 Game 2: North Okanagan 5 Osoyoos 1 Game 3: North Okanagan 5 Osoyoos 0 Game 4: North Okanagan 5 Osoyoos 1 Game 5: Osoyoos 3 North Okanagan 1 Game 6: Osoyoos 3 North Okanagan 1 Game 7: North Okanagan 4 Osoyoos 0

Neil Murdoch Division

ROUND 1 Beaver Valley (2) vs. Nelson (3) Beaver Valley wins series 4-2 Castlegar (1) vs. Spokane (4) Castlegar wins series 4-1 DIVISION FINAL Castlegar (1) vs. Beaver Valley (2) Castlegar wins series 4-3

Eddie Mountain Division

ROUND 1 Fernie (1) vs. Columbia Valley (4) Fernie wins series 4-1 Golden (2) vs. Kimberley (3) Golden wins series 4-0 DIVISION FINAL Fernie (1) vs. Golden (2) Golden wins series 4-2

Okanagan Division

ROUND 1 Kelowna (1) vs. Summerland (4) Kelowna wins series 4-2 Princeton (2) vs. Osoyoos (3) Osoyoos leads series 4-1 DIVISION FINAL Kelowna (1) vs. Osoyoos (3) Osoyoos wins series 4-2

Doug Birks Division

ROUND 1 North Okanagan (1) vs. Kamloops (4) North Okanagan wins series 4-1 Sicamous (2) vs. Revelstoke (3) Sicamous wins series 4-1 DIVISION FINAL North Okanagan (1) vs. Sicamous (2) North Okanagan wins series 4-0



Nelson Junior Leafs will host the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup, BC Hockey announced Thursday. The Cyclone Taylor Cup serves as the BC Hockey Championship for Junior B hockey. The top teams from the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, the Pacific International Junior Hockey League and the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League, along with the host team, compete in the tournament each April. Nelson Leafs Hockey Society president Russell Stocks said the team has applied to host the cup a few times in the past, but this is the first time its bid has been successful. “We’re really excited and honoured to be able to host this event,” he said. “It’s going to be a great thing for the community and hockey in

player experience for the visiting teams. “We’re offering a place for players to wash their jerseys between games and supplying refreshments and healthy pre-game and post-game snacks,” Stocks said. “They seem like little things, but it can make a big difference when you’re playing on the road for four days.” The event will bring at least a couple hundred visitors to town, which is sure to benefit local business, especially the hotels and restaurants. “Like any big events, it’s a chance to showcase our community,” Stocks said. “For our hockey fans, they will have a chance to see the best Junior B teams in BC on the ice. It’s really a great thing all around.” This year’s Cyclone Taylor Cup will be hosted by the Comox Valley Glacier Kings in Comox, BC, from April 11 to 14.

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Blueliners No repeat for Boston College host annual International Icebreaker Isaac MacLeod’s Squad Knocked out of NCAA Contention


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Nelson’s Isaac MacLeod and the Boston College Eagles will not repeat as NCAA champions. On Saturday night in Providence, Rhode Island, the Eagles were downed 5-1 by Union (New York) College in the opening game of the run to the NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey title. Union’s Josh Jooris scored two goals and Troy Grosenick made 29 saves to help Union beat defending national champion in the NCAA East Regional semifinals. Jooris opened the scoring on a power play in the first period, and made it 2-0 early in the second to carry the Dutchmen (22-12-5) to their seventh straight victory. Cole Ikkala put a soft goal past goalie Parker Milner, and Shayne Gostisbehere added a power-play goal to cap the three-goal second period. Daniel Ciampini completed the rout with a power-play goal at 5:19 of the third period. Daniel Carr and Wayne Simpson had two assists apiece for the Dutchmen. Grosenick, a finalist for last year’s Hobey Baker Award, didn’t have to be outstanding as his teammates outskated and outworked the Eagles (23-12-4). He did face 16 shots in the third period and lost what would have been his second shutout in the last three games when 2013 Baker finalist Johnny Gaudreau scored with 3:58 left.


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Nelson Minor Hockey grad Isaac MacLeod and the Boston College Eagles had their run to a second straight NCAA hockey title end last weekend in Rhode Island.

Going into the tournament, MacLeod — who grew up playing Nelson Minor Hockey, graduated to the Midget AAA Ice, then to the Nelson Junior Leafs before heading off to play for Penticton in the BCHL — knew the Eagles were in tough. 
 This season has been quite different,” MacLeod told the Star last week. “We’ve run into quite a few injuries this year and a number of guys aren’t at 100 per cent but that’s what playoff hockey is all about. For MacLeod — who is in his junior year at Boston College taking Management — his third season

with the powerhouse Eagles was a solid one. “This season has been a lot of fun for me,” the 6’5” defenceman said. “I’ve been forced into a bigger leadership role as we have four freshman defenceman and I’ve seen quite a bit more ice time as we’ve had some injuries on the back end.” Union, the ECAC champion, will face conference rival Quinnipiac, the top seeded in the 16-team tournament, this afternoon for a spot in the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh. Quinnipiac is 2-0 against Union this season.

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The Nelson Blueliners women’s hockey team are hosting the advanced division of the 2013 Annual Icebreaker this coming weekend. The Blueliners will be facing challenges from the best that Spokane, Fernie and Trail can throw at them in the Advanced Division while Nelson’s Thorman Drillers will be hosting Creston and Calgary in the Intermediate Division. Nelson, who lost the title to Vernon last year, will be coming out of the gate determined to bring the title home again. The Blueliners are coming off a strong showing at the Kamloops Masters tourney where they beat teams from Kamloops and Red Deer. They lost to a strong Whistler team in their division final. Thanks to coach Rob Wright the team is more than ready for their home tourney. “This is the most competitive Icebreaker ever,” said tournament liaison and Blueliner defender Rachel Holt. “Any of the six teams could take it all.” Loreli Dawson, captain of the Blueliners agreed. “Sure they are all good teams, but we are ready,” she said. All games will be held at the Nelson and District Community Complex. The action begins at 6:45 p.m. on Friday when two intermediate Nelson Thorman Driller teams meet head to head. The Blueliners meet Trail at 8:15 p.m. Friday. The finals begin at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Come on out and support the Blueliners and the Drillers — the seats are free and the hockey is great.


THE CAPITOL THEATRE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM AUDITIONS ARE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 14 In preparation for the auditions please have a song ready to sing for the directors so that they can hear your vocal range. This yearʼs show is “Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”, (school edition) directed by Allison Girvan and Geoff Burns. Choreography by Lynette Lightfoot. The program runs daily, 9 am - 4 pm from July 2-28, and the fee is $335 plus tax. Four performances will take place July 25-28 at 7:30pm. Those interested in auditioning, please contact Eva at the Capitol Theatre to book an audition time at 250-352-6363. Box Office hours are Tuesday-Friday 12-4:30pm.

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Cornerstone Hosting Saturday Carnival

Last week, the Cornerstone Children’s Centre (Daycare) in Fairview received financial support from the Nelson and District Credit Union for its Children’s Carnival which is taking place this Saturday. Last week, Des Reilly from the credit union joined event organizer Cindy Turner and the rest of the Cornerstone crew for a show of thanks. Saturday’s carnival will be taking place at the Cornerstone gymnasium (611 5th Street). The carnival runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and has over 15 carnival games including: tame the flame (junior firefighting game with members of the Nelson Fire Department Auxillary), prize wheel (created by Gericks Cycle and Ski), fish pond, lucky treasure chest, sucker pull, monster bowling, paratroopers landing, flower bean bag toss, pot o’ gold bean bag toss, puddle ducky, froggy toss and more. There will be free face painting, lots of great door prizes such as a one-night stay at the Prestige Lakeside Resort, family pass to Touchstone museum and Ainsworth Hot Springs and lots more. Tickets are 50 cents each and go towards some renovations and emergency subsidies for families. Prizes include candy, toys, stuffed animals Lisa Seyfried Photography photo and gift certificates to local businesses.

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In late-March the Nelson Civic Theatre’s community challenge reached over $100,000. The society is now two-thirds of the way to meeting a $150,000 fundraising campaign goal. “We issued the community challenge at our opening gala on February 22,” explains project manager Roger Ley. “An anony-

mous donor stepped in to add $60,000 to the $15,000 we had already raised. We asked for the community to match that by May 1 so we could show digital movies this summer. And the community is coming through.” Ley reports that seat sponsorships at $250 and private donations from $50 to $5,000 have all contributed to the cause. The theatre’s March Movie Weekend was a fundraising success.

“It proves that if a lot of people contribute even a little, we can reach our goals. With five weeks to go, with this community, I know we can do it,” says Ley. Digital projection and sound is the first fundraising goal for the society, which will eventually convert the theatre into a three-screen cinema showing Hollywood, independent, and classic films as well as providing a flexible venue for community

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use. By the end of this year the film industry will have made its own digital conversion, no longer striking 35mm film prints. That means theatres that can’t make the digital conversion will have increasingly limited access to old print films. “It’s already a challenge getting films to show in our monthly movie weekends,” says Ley. “It will only become harder. Going digital is a crucial first step in being a


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Yoga has been practiced for more than 5,000 years and is currently practiced by millions of people around the world. Yoga has become more than a trend, it is a way of life for many. Women in particular find great health benefits from Yoga. Yoga provides your body with everything from toning up and exercising your muscles to weight loss and increased balance, flexibility and strength. Yoga can also help women develop a state of body and mind that will help them to cope with health problems and daily stresses. A regular yoga practice incorporates physical poses (asanas), a form of breathing technique and often a mediation technique as well. A regular yoga practice has been proven to increase a women’s self-image at all stages in her life, whether she is pregnant, overweight, age-smart, or just starting in the wellness world, yoga helps to alleviate and assist in a healthy transition in all of life’s stages. Research has actually proven that women who practice yoga regularly have less eating disorders and better selfimages than women who kept in shape through other physical workouts such as jogging, aerobics and weight training. By practicing yoga daily, women are more likely to have healthier eating habits and a better self-image. There are several tips to starting a long and enjoyable yoga practice. If you have any health problems, are pregnant or have injuries consult your health provider or speak with an instructor prior to beginning a regular yoga practice. From there, don’t try learning yoga on your own, work with an experienced and certified instructor to carefully and correctly learn the poses and breathing and to avoid injuries. Ensure you know your limits and stay within them. Ensure you are enjoying a yoga class that is correct for your level of experience and suitable for your specific health needs. There are specific classes for pregnancy, injuries or other medical concerns. Speak with the instructor of the class prior to starting. Go slow. Learn the basics, before moving onto the more advanced poses. Learn how to maintain your balance, how to correctly move into a pose and

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Born: March 25, 1932 Passed: March 04, 2013

Al was predeceased by his parents Nick and Molly, and brothers Gus is survived by his wife Olga Gusand andCyril. Cyril.HeHe is survived by loving his loving wife of 57 of years, sons Peter Alan, daughters Shirley Olga 57 years, sons(Dominique), Peter (Dominique), Alan, daughters (Sasha)(Ramin), grandchildren: Nicholas (Christina),Nicholas Angela Molly Ann, Shirley (Sasha)(Ramin), grandchildren: (Devan), Tosh, Tula, (Devan), Kourtney,Tosh, Kaden, Jordyn, Mathieu. Also (Christina), Angela Tula, Kourtney, Kaden, sister MaglioAlso (Bud), in law (Bud), Georgina andinJoan, Jordyn,Vera Mathieu. sistersisters Vera Maglio sisters law brother law Joan, John Zalewski (Marlene) many nieces and Georginainand brother in law Johnand Zalewski (Marlene) nephews, andnephews, friends. relatives and friends. and manyrelatives nieces and Al was a very kind and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be in our hearts forever. Rest in Peace. Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Online condolences may be expressed at

Born: May 15, 1946 Passed: March 12, 2013

Kim enjoyed a long and fulfilling life as a West Kootenay educator, mountaineer, skier, environmental activist, husband, father and grandfather. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, he attended that city’s public schools and went on to earn degrees in History and in English from the University of Kansas. While an undergraduate, he joined Delta Tau Delta social fraternity, which led to life-long friendships so important to someone with no siblings. In 1969 Kim earned a Master of Arts in English Literature from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois and immediately moved to the faculty at Central Michigan University’s English Department, where he was an Instructor for two years. Yearning for overseas travel in the summer of 1971, Kim resigned his post for European and Middle Eastern gallivanting. In Nicosia, Cyprus, he met his future wife and life partner Canadian Janice Isaac and they traveled together. They returned to the USA and then moved to Nelson, B. C. Canada in March, 1973. Kim acquired his Canadian Landed status, taught part-time at the old Notre Dame University of Nelson and worked as a labourer at Kootenay Forest Products and the CPR (Canadian Pacific Railway). In December 1974, the couple left on another trip, this time, a year long journey through Africa by public transport from north to south – a defining experience in Kim’s life. Back in Nelson in 1976, Kim earned his BC Professional Teaching Certificate at Notre Dame and went immediately to teach at Stanley Humphries Secondary in Castlegar, 1977 – 1990. In 1985, the couple lived in Tugun, Queensland, where Kim was on a teacher exchange at Mermaid Waters near Surfer’s Paradise, Australia. Kim and Janice were married in Queensland, Australia in 1985. After returning to Canada in 1986, they adopted daughter Karla from Honduras and in 1988 they adopted her sister, Julia, completing their family. In 1990 Kim was hired by Selkirk College where he was a member of the English and Renewable Resources faculties, teaching composition, literature, Commonwealth Literature and various resource related courses until his retirement in 2010. Kim’s mountaineering began in 1973 when he and Janice joined the Kootenay Mountaineering Club (KMC) and Kim made his first ascent, an easy slog up Ymir Mtn. Kim honed his skills, became a volunteer rock and snow instructor for the KMC (it was all amateur in those days) and attended his first of many KMC summer climbing camps in 1976, this one at Deville Neve south of Rogers Pass. He was a regular at these camps over 30 years, climbing extensively in the Selkirk, Purcell, and Monashee Mountain Ranges. In 1996 and 1998 Kim was part of two locally-based, self-contained, non-guided climbing expeditions in Peru and Bolivia. Both times, the party met with great success (Pisco Deste, 18,872 ft., in the Cordillera Blanca; Huayna Potosi, 20,000 ft, Cordillera Real of Bolivia). Around the year 2000, Kim began to climb with David Jones’ Flying Circus, a link that led to warm friendships and new climbing opportunities. Kim provided “exceptional assistance” in providing data for two of Jones’ books, Selkirks South and Selkirks North. As Kim’s career matured, he turned more to backcountry skiing and was a regular in the Whitewater Backcountry and at Kootenay Pass, often racking up 50 – 60 backcountry days per season with wife Janice and main ski partner Howie Ridge. He was also at recent ski mountaineering camps at Blanket Glacier, Mt. Lyell, and Fairy Meadows. Kim expressed his love for rural BC in his decades long involvement with the environmental movement. In 1981, he was part of a three day climbing and hiking traverse of the Valhallas with Ministry employees to help put the final stamp on Valhalla Provincial Park. Having been the KMC Conservation Chair for some two decades, he represented the club at stakeholder meetings where numerous agreements over backcountry commercial recreation were hammered out. In the 1990’s, he became a member of West Arm Watershed Alliance’s steering committee and worked to create West Arm Wilderness Park. Since 1990, Kim has been very active on the West Kootenay side in working to preserve the Jumbo Creek Valley from a massive mega ski resort. At the time of his illness, he was spokesperson for West Kootenay Coalition for “Jumbo Wild” and had addressed numerous local rallies and sparred with the developers over a twenty year period. Kim was a keen gardener and cook. His interest in the study of Spanish language and literature led to multiple visits to Central America and Spain, a six month sojourn in South America and a love for, and familiarity with, Latin American fiction in the original Spanish. Kim is survived by his wife, Janice and his two very much loved adult daughters, Karla and Julia, and a wonderful baby grandson Joel, born in 2012. Kim always said he had no regrets - there was no “bucket list” left for him. He imagined himself as like a character in Shakespeare’s Macbeth: “We shall not soon see his like again”. He was right. The family wishes to thank Dr. Moulson and Dr. Malpass, the 3rd floor nursing staff at Kootenay lake Hospital, and The Nelson Home Support Program for their excellent care. A celebration of Kim’s life will be held on Saturday, April 06, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Tenth Street Selkirk College Campus (Mary Hall). Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Online condolences may be expressed at www.

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Alec Saviskoff passed away peacefully with his family at his side on March 04, 2013 at Kootenay Lake Hospital at the age of 80. He had been battling cancer for the past 2 years. Al was born on March 25, 1932 in the Doukhobor settlement of Glade, BC, to Nick and Molly Saviskoff. The family later moved to Bonnington where he was followed by his sister Vera and brothers Cyril and Gus. He attended elementary school in Bonnington and continued his education at Trafalgar Junior High and Nelson High school in Nelson. The family moved to Taghum (Sproule Creek) in 1950. Al spent his summers and after school working at various jobs – HB Mine in Salmo, CP Rail, orchards in the Okanagan during harvest season, and driving for Jonella Cleaners delivery service. After a bad car accident at the age of 19, he spent several years recuperating from a broken leg, and then attended business school in Nelson. In 1955, Al began his career working for the Federal Government at the Unemployment Insurance Commission office when it was located on Baker Street in Nelson. On December 17, 1955, Al and Olga were married in the United Church Hall on Stanley Street and in September 1956, they began the work journey around BC. The first stop was Kitimat (1956 – 1962), followed by Cranbrook (1962 – 1964), Mission City (1964 – 1965), Abbotsford (1965 – 1967), and happily returning to Nelson as supervisor in 1967 until he retired. Along the way, Al and Olga had four children: Peter (1956), Molly Ann (1957), Shirley (1966), and Alan (1969). Al always wanted to participate in each community he lived in. He joined the Kinsmen Club in Kitimat and was a member until the club folded in Nelson. He was president of the Cranbrook Kinsmen Club and the director of the BC Polio Foundation. He was an ardent bowler and belonged to leagues in Cranbrook and Mission. In 1980, he and his brother Cyril fulfilled a lifelong dream and purchased the Heritage Lanes Bowling Alley. They enjoyed running it along with their wives until 1982 when, sadly, it was destroyed by a fire. Al was also a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie #22 and served as secretary treasurer for many years. He joined the Masonic Lodge in Nelson rising to the position of Worshipful Master. Through his membership with the Masons, Al also became a Shriner, attending many functions through the years and being very active in their fundraising initiatives. In 1987, Al suffered a massive heart attack that ended his working days. He had bypass surgery and recovered his health. In 1989, he and Olga drove across Canada to visit friends in Ontario. One highlight of the trip was touring the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa and seeing the Red Army Chorus and musicians performing in the Rotunda (lobby), and getting to visit with some of the group. Al also saw John Fraser, Speaker of the House and Don Mazenkowski, Deputy Prime Minister. There were many more trips as Al loved to drive. He loved his red VW convertible. He was even asked to drive it down Baker Street for Steve Martin’s movie “Roxanne”, though it didn’t make it to the screen. In the 90’s, Al and Olga made a few bus trips to Reno where Al got to enjoy video poker. They began snow birding, driving to Palm Springs and enjoying the sunshine, warm pool, and making new friends. In 2008, Al became a good cook as Olga was having some health issues. He could make the best chili, greek salad, and minestrone soup. Al kept busy, was never bored, enjoying his grandchildren’s visits, watching favorite his TV shows, especially hockey. He was so pleased when his favorite team, the Boston Bruins won. Al mastered the computer and spent hours reading a great variety of subjects. He enjoyed his conversations with friends and relatives. Al carried with him his belief in a peaceful way of life, strong principles, and he had a strong passion for history and his Doukhobor heritage.



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Updated plans for outdoor skatepark to be presented at Thursday open house Nelson Star Staff

City of Nelson is hosting another public open house on the all-wheel park to be developed at Art Gibbon Park. The detailed design for the park will be on display this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. A formal presentation will be made at 7 p.m. with time for questions at 7:30 p.m. Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skatepark Society hopes to develop a skatepark alongside the existing bike park, creating a so-called “all-wheel park.” Residents got an initial look at the conceptual designs for the park development in January. The city approved the Rosemont site in February, which allowed the design team to go ahead with creating the detailed plans that will be on display Thursday. The Outdoor Skatepark Society already has $600,000 of funding in place to pay for the construction of the park and plan to break ground in the coming months. The society has been working for more than 10 years to build a skatepark in the community.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Nelson Star

Community Friday Night at Finley’s

Rhythm Ropers host fun fundraiser SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

What’s everyone doing this Friday night? Are you ready to have some fun? The parents of the Nelson Rhythm Ropers have partnered with

“The jumpers will be competing to win the right to represent BC at the Canadian National Championships in St. Catherine’s, Ontario in May.” Brenda Reid Team Coach

Brent and Tanya of Finley’s Irish Bar & Grill for the Roper’s eighth annual “Name That Tune” theme night. The fun all starts at 6 p.m. “We had such a blast last year, with Elliot our won-

derful host. Wow, he knows how to get a crowd going, so we thought we’d join forces again,” said Carmela Craig, Special Events Coordinator for the Ropers. Do you have a good ear for music? Then listen closely to the tunes and get ready to score some Finley Bucks. Not so musically inclined? Well then just come on out for some good food, drinks and enjoy the company. On the menu is spaghetti with meat sauce, (veggie sauce for you veggie lovers), bun and side salad, with your choice of a beer, wine, pop, coffee or tea, all for just $15. There will be lots of great prizes up for grabs and a 50/50 draw too. The Nelson Rhythm Ropers team is raising money this Friday night. Head coach Brenda Reid shares the Roper’s plans for jumpers will be competing June, where you can see these the year. to win the right to represent amazing and talented kids “The Ropers are busy prac- BC at the Canadian Na- show off their stuff.” ticing hard getting ready for tional Championships in St. Come out to Finley’s the Provincial Champion- Catherine’s, Ontario in May. this Friday and support the ships in Chilliwack start- Then watch for info coming Rhythm Ropers. Tickets ing April 26,” she said. “The out about our Big Show in available at the door.

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