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More than 65 years ago Japanese Canadians were forcibly removed from their homes on British Columbia’s coast and brought to internment camps in places like the Slocan Valley during the height of the Second World War. Today those who lived through the ordeal tell stories of struggle, sadness, and forgiveness. Here’s one such tale... GREG NESTEROFF


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ongtime Nelson resident Yosh Tagami mi remembers working for 25 cents an hour building internment shacks on n the Popoff farm near Slocan City. He was 17 and his family would soon move intoo one of those houses, which measured 14 x 25 feet. “The first winter was cold with four feet of snow, and icicles formed inside so we put cardboard from boxes on the walls,â€? he says. There was no insulation beyond paper Bob Hall photos and shiplap, and no indoor plumbing. Wooden bunk beds lay at either end of the house with a kitchen in the middle. They used a wood stove for cooking and heating. “Rice was rationed and we made green tea from alfalfa leaves,â€? he says. “We had a garden arden and also The provincial election campaign heads intoDoukits final weekend and on Tuesday British Columbia will go to the polls. bought vegetables s from the ABOVE —Even In the Nelson-Creston riding, have the choice either hobors whovoters camee inwill horse-driven horse driven before of World War the II, NDP’s Michelle Mungall (left), Liberals’ Greg wagons. â€? Japanese Canadians Garbula (middle) or Sjeng Derkx (right). Who will be chosen to represent you in Victoria over the next four years? Tagami, now 85, was born at like Yosh Tagami Genoa Bay onTuesday. Vancouver Islandjob interviews last minute and I am questions and frank telling I know this riding could be were ďŹ ngerprinted KIRSTEN HILDEBRAND and raised at Paldi, a sawmill “I wish I could clone myvery proud of what we have of stories. He feels he has in for a surprising result on and photographed Nelson Star Reporter community near Duncan. self into 100 Sjengs to beHe accomplished, â€? he said. for identity cards “It a good chance to take the election night.â€? Liberal candidate Greg ablefour to talk to everyone, truly humbling to Nelson-Creston seat from brothers and twoâ€? has been With the election cam- had when they turned 16. said.Their father Jirosaku, asee what dedicated people the incumbent. Garbula isn’t as sure he’ll paign coming to a close, he sisters. RIGHT — ThouGreen Party can achieve when they set “I feel we have really win the local seat. candidates in Nelson-Crest- millwright, wassupporters injured in a fall sands of internees e sons their hearts and minds to turned a corner; so many “We feel much more on are spending the lead up are andinvited unabletotocome work,tosoTh the were sent to Slocan people have found that comfortable in the overall on Front Street for it. â€? to May 14 with vote getting Seed began logging as teenagers. Citysaid where entheir celebratory party afDerkx he’sthey grateful they are greener than they provincial opportunity,â€? in mind. dured primitive living Green Party candidate ter polls close at 8 p.m. on the experience of cam- realized,â€? he said. “If voters Story continues to conditions. paigning has brought for- choose for a positive future, Story continues to Sjeng Derkx says he will be election day. ‘Tagami’ on Page 3 (Tak Toyota offers photo) to help, and not out of fear or anger, “Elections are very long ward such ‘Polling’ on Page 26 campaigning right up to the


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sed to seeing each other in crisis situations, area emergency personnel gathered lakeside Saturday to train together — and experience camaraderie in a relaxed environment. Nelson Fire department, along with the Regional District area fire departments, as well as Ministry of Forests Initial Attack teams, showcased their apparatus and equipment as they worked together to ensure all equipment is compatible. Part of the exercise included relay pumping from one end of the parking lot to the other utilizing each department’s apparatus. There was also a home sprinkler demonstration as well as an opportunity to talk to the firefighters about wildfire mitigation and what home owners can do to protect their own property in the event of an approaching wildfire. Timed to coincide with Emergency Preparedness week, other agencies were on hand to display equipment and provide information including the Nelson Police department, RCMP, BC Ambulance, Nelson Search and Rescue, and Emergency Social Services. Once the training exercise was completed, the firefighters and other agencies answered questions and provided tours of the trucks and equipment.

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Nelson-Creston Election Race

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An all-candidates education forum held Wednesday night saw a small crowd gather to hear what those rivaling to represent this riding would do for education in Nelson-Creston. Hosted by the Kootenay Lake School Board trustees and moderated by superintendent Jeff Jones at the Johnstone Road boardroom, the forum saw about 30 people attend with a handful viewing via live-conference from Creston. On behalf of the trustees, board vice chair Lenora Trenaman welcomed all in attendance thanking them for coming to hear what candidates had to say on matters of education. “We are all very passionate about education and while sometimes we bark about it,” she said, “we rarely bite.” People representing principals, parents, teachers, unionized workers and students gave questions to NDP Michelle Mungall, Liberals’ Greg Garbula and Sjeng Derkx representing the Green Party. Both Derkx and Mungall were critical of the Liberals’ BC Education Plan calling it vague and using nice words, but lacking substance. Mungall pointed to Liberal cuts gutting education in the province and promised her government has found

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revenue earmarked for the classroom. “We have taken education for granted for 12 years. It’s time to change that. It’s time to reinvest in our K to 12 system and what the NDP is proposing is $100 million into classrooms,” she said. With these funds targeted, Mungall says additional money will go toward more teacher assistants and librarians, for example. “Once you support the teachers, you support the student,” she said. Garbula acknowledged that his party wants to “do better for our kids,” he said. “I know it’s been chal-

lenging for the last number of years. We’ve come through a very difficult time. I think that difficult time will allow us to flourish in the years to come. As we improve our economic situation… our ability to do better will be greatly improved,” he said. “I don’t have $100 million to give you. We have a budget. We have a plan.” Derkx challenged the other parties who’ve had their turn governing in BC. “There is no infinite pot of money,” he said. Derkx outlined his party’s philosophy that includes curriculum development to include things like more

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Nelson-Creston Race for MLA

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What are the three main issues in the NelsonCreston riding and (in 100 words or less for each one) explain why? 1) The biggest issue in Nelson-Creston is our economy. After 22 years of NDP and Liberal governments, we are 84th out of 85 ridings in average family incomes. We suffer high unemployment and a poor business climate. But there are many opportunities for prosperity. Just two examples are: Incentives to retrofit our buildings for energy efficiency will lower our energy bills and create thousands of jobs and business opportunities. More than half of Europe’s renewable energy production is from wood, while we treat it like waste. Biochar production can turn waste wood into oil, gas, soil enricher and carbon credits.

2) Another important issue is the lack of representation. As a Green Party MLA I will put the interests of the constituents first, the province’s second, and my party’s third — even if that means going against party policy. The old political parties accept millions of dollars in donations from big unions and big corporations and force their MLAs to toe the party line. If you want a hard working MLA who will always put the interests of Nelson-Creston before politics, and who will put his heart and soul into getting our economy moving again, you know who to vote for. 3) Our doctors and nurses are overworked which leads to dangerous situations for patients. Home care workers are not allowed enough time to help their clients live quality lives with dignity in their own homes. Cuts to Nelson’s hospital and inadequate ambulance services mean that many people live beyond the ‘golden hour’ from emergency hospital services. We need less IHA bureaucracy and more front-line health care workers. Doctors, nurses and patients need meaningful involvement in local health care decisions. Investments in health and wellness facilities and programs save more

than they cost, and will help us become healthier and happier. What is the number-one issue facing British Columbia right now and (in 100 words or less), explain why? Both the old parties accept generous donations from big oil and gas and in turn, support fracking. Drilling through ancient, unmapped aquifers, turning trillions of litres of pristine water into toxic sludge, using masses of electricity to cool and compress, is irresponsible in the age of global climate change. In Asia, our fracked gas will compete with Russia’s abundant conventional gas, which will be cheaply transported by pipeline. The scheme may work for the industry, but for BC it is an environmental and economic disaster. The Green party is the only party calling for a moratorium on new fracking development. If your party is elected, (in 100 words or less) what will British Columbia look like in four years from now? In 2013 we said “no” to tarsands pipelines and to massive fracking projects. The activity in the clean economy and on our farms has reduced unemployment and many businesses

are thriving. Thanks to the energy savings in the ongoing work of refurbishing our houses we will soon produce more energy than we use. Use of electric coop vehicles and public transportation has increased. Increased health and wellness has reduced the pressure on our healthcare system. A lot of our fresh veggies are grown in local greenhouses powered by waste wood. Life has been getting better and the future looks bright. What is your plan for having ongoing consultation with the people of Nelson over your term in office (in 100 words or less)? It is disturbing to hear from people who do not even get a reply from their MLA. MLAs cannot solve all our problems, but at least they should listen and take them seriously. I have had more meetings with local representatives in our riding in the past four weeks than the current MLA apparently has had in the past four years. That is important, because local people and local representatives know much better what the important issues are than politicians and bureaucrats in Victoria. As your MLA I will always listen and always take your concerns seriously. Replies continues on Page 5

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What are the three main issues in the NelsonCreston riding and (in 100 words or less for each one) explain why? The three major issues, according to local citizens, are: 1) Health Care Numerous health care challenges have presented here. The Kaslo Hospital emergency services, the changing of health nursing on the East Shore, and a physician shortage. People are concerned about access to a doctor and other health services. I believe that we need to get more public input and suggestions to work locally towards solutions. Demands on health services will always increase and together we can ensure that each tax dollar is spent in the best way possible to provide the best service possible. 2) Education Regionally the main education issue is declining enrolment which reduces funds. In speaking with school faculty they expect another six per cent decrease in enrolment next year. This is due to families with young children moving away to find work — as they are not able to afford the cost of living locally. In the forum at Trafalgar Middle School I asked the students how many of them had a parent or sibling working in Alberta. You would be amazed how many hands were raised. Improvement in local economy will bring more families, more children and more funding to our schools. 3) Employment Our regional economy 5

Looking for direction in today’s market? Let’s talk. is struggling. Local business, industry, tourism and agriculture have not had adequate representation. Ensuring the people of Nelson have a decent quality of life by improving access to employment opportunities through smart, clean development of industry and business is the only way to rectify this problem. As a businessman with networking and management skills I can help businesses HERE and NOW. This is a very serious issue.

interested parties. My office is, and will be, centrally located next to the Nelson and District Credit Union, across from the post office, and within 500 feet of City Hall. I have signage inviting citizens to visit and I make myself available to them. I have a positive and cooperative relationship with Mayor Dooley as well as the RDCK area directors. As your MLA it would be my honour, privilege and responsibility to represent YOU.

What is the number-one issue facing British Columbia right now and (in 100 words or less), explain why? I believe that the economy is our number one issue. When we have job creation and growth everyone benefits; Hospitals and schools receive more funding. Families can afford a good quality of life when decent employment opportunities are available. Money can be put into environmental programs and parks. Our responsibility to current and future generations demands that we be fiscally conservative. Today’s BC Liberals have a plan to lead us into a debtfree future, while adhering to the highest environmental standards and creating the climate for well-paid jobs.


If your party is elected, (in 100 words or less) what will British Columbia look like in four years from now? In four years I believe BC will continue as a nationleading province that not only leads in growth and prosperity, but also in social and environmental policy. With proper balance and strong leadership in economic growth and debt reduction, BC will continue to be the best place to live on earth. Our party will create a legacy for future generations that will be admired both nationally, and globally. What is your plan for having ongoing consultation with the people of Nelson over your term in office (in 100 words or less)? My plan is to have an open and interactive relationship with residents, business owners, city council, the RDCK and any

What are the three main issues in the NelsonCreston riding and (in 100 words or less for each one) explain why? 1) Health care - Over the last 12 years, we have seen many of our health services cut, yet healthcare is a core provincial government service. We must do better. That’s why Adrian Dix has spoken with area residents about his Rural Acute Care Initiative that would restore key services like surgery to KLH. The NDP platform places a strong emphasis on the better use of health dollars. We will invest in prevention, and in additional health supports such as nurse practitioners, midwives and rehabilitation professionals. We will work to reduce the cost of prescription drugs. 2) Education – A strong public education system is the most powerful tool we have to ensure that our province provides equal opportunity and the best possible start in life for every child. Over the last 12 years, public education has been neglected in BC. A NDP government will provide students with the classroom support they need and improve learning conditions for our children by hiring new teachers and

education assistants and putting additional focus on students with special needs. The NDP will also invest in the people of BC with a plan for early learning and for post secondary education. 3) Environment – We live in one of the most diverse, spectacular and sensitive natural environments on earth. It’s part of our shared heritage, and we need to protect it. New Democrats will invest carbon tax revenues in climate change solutions like transit, retrofits and green infrastructure. We’ll oppose the Enbridge pipeline. We’ll ban the use of cosmetic pesticides. We will ensure that BC has rigorous environmental standards and follows best practices, and we will keep Jumbo Wild! What is the number-one issue facing British Columbia right now and (in 100 words or less), explain why? BC is facing a major skills shortage by 2016 when 80 per cent of jobs will require some level of post-secondary education. The NDP will focus on the fundamentals that promote private sector growth, entrepreneurial innovation, and a thriving small business sector — fundamentals like a stable and fair tax system, and a skilled and trained workforce. As the NDP’s Critic for Advanced Education and Labour Market Development, I’ve heard from students, and families about the affordability of post-secondary education. The NDP will invest $100 million into financial needs-based grants and improve apprenticeship completion rates so that people can get good jobs that contribute to our economy. If your party is elected, (in 100 words or less) what will British Columbia look like in four years from now? Working with British Columbians, and NDP government can create jobs, build a sustainable economy, and give our young people the skills they need to get the jobs of tomorrow. We can reduce growing Replies continue on Page 8

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Invisible, but important


f it feels like there has been little spark in the Nelson-Creston race for MLA, you are right. One of the most important election campaigns in this province’s history is wrapping up, but locally you can hear the crickets chirping. It’s somewhat concerning, but not completely unexpected. It’s not that the three candidates hoping to be sent to Victoria on Tuesday have not been working hard. The Green Party’s Sjeng Derkx, the Liberals’ Greg Garbula and NDP’s Michelle Mungall have all been pounding pavement for support. They’ve done what is expected of a candidate in a campaign, but ultimately little fuel has been poured on the competitive political fire. One indicator of a close or heated election race in a rural British Columbia riding is when party leaders roll into town with their busses and fanfare. In 2009 both NDP leader Carole James and Liberal leader Gordon Campbell paid a visit to Nelson during the campaign. Both parties obviously felt Mungall and then-Liberal candidate Josh Smienk could use the boost. That extra excitement caused by the visit can make a difference in a close race. It would appear that none of the local candidates in this year’s race can be found in the campaign war rooms of Vancouver. No leaders have come and we’ve been told that none plan last minute visits. Regardless of how the Nelson-Creston race turns out, that’s disturbing in its own right. This election has been hardest fought in the Lower Mainland, where the political heart of the province is located. And though that is somewhat disheartening, it’s not an excuse for not caring. We’re not going to predict, prompt or pretend to know how the Nelson-Creston race will end up Tuesday night. What we will do is encourage you to vote. Even though the local race has been somewhat invisible, you still have a opportunity to make a difference. See you at the polls. EMAIL LETTERS TO: The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the BC Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the BC Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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Breaking down the race

had one of those unfortunate moments of adulthood earlier this week. A dilemma that pitted fun versus responsibility. My hockey team was playing its last game of the season at the NDCC. It conflicted with a provincial election event I was going to help cover. It was a big game that pitted the crew I spent 40 nights of the winter with battling against our biggest rivals. My last chance to indulge in hockey before hanging up the blades for the summer. I was torn. My wife can confirm that I generally choose fun over daily tasks around the house. Golf versus mowing the lawn? No contest. Before heading to the event, I stopped by the rink to wish the crew luck. When I got into the dressing room they all gave me a hard time. “Election? Nobody cares about that. Go get your gear,” said one of the grizzled vets on the team. The rest of the crew agreed and chimed in about my duty to sport over politics. It took everything I had to pull myself away, but I did. Responsibility scored a rare victory that night. So here we are. On the eve of another election. From what I can tell, there are very few that care about this all-important vote on Tuesday. And it’s not just the gang I play hockey with. But it does matter and it should matter to you. I’m not going to tell you who to vote for, but since I’ve had an closer look at the

race than most, I’ll break down the competitors for your “X.” And sticking with the sports-theme, I’ll do it in the typical way sports reporters break down an all-important playoff series. SJENG DERKX GREEN PARTY Strengths: Derkx is one of the strongest candidates the Green Party has run in the Nelson-Creston riding in many years. It comes at a time when the Green Party is starting to get some much deserved traction in the political world. Derkx has laid down solid roots in the Nelson area. On the local political scene he is a proven scrappy defender of democracy. He doesn’t shy away from standing up for the principles he feels make good government. In this campaign that has been obvious. The Green Party platform is fresh and if elected Derkx would bring a strong voice to the people of this riding. Weaknesses: Running under the banner of a party that has no chance of forming government is easy. You can basically throw out ideas that might be popular, but the reality is they’ll never see the light of day after May 14 because the Green Party will not be directing traffic in Victoria. Though articulate and approachable, Derkx does lack some of the polish that would be required in the big leagues of BC politics. Even if he was elected as one of the voices of Green in Victoria, he might have a hard time

getting traction. MICHELLE MUNGALL NDP Strengths: Mungall has become a very good politician. Having been elected to both municipal and provincial seats of power, she’s a solid speaker and understands the workings of government much better than her competitors. If the NDP form government, Mungall should be well positioned to hold a place of power in Victoria. She has worked hard on party issues over the last four years and is one of the Adrian Dix’s rising stars. Weaknesses: Too often it seems like Mungall is more interested in politics than the people of her riding. It’s incredible to think that she doesn’t meet with local government leaders on a regular basis. The mayors, councillors, trustees and area directors are a direct link to the people. Mungall has taken the attitude of “they need to come to me.” That is the completely wrong approach and not one taken by previous MLAs like Corky Evans. If the NDP form government, it would be hoped the stature of the Nelson-Creston riding would rise. Given Mungall’s allegiance to her party, that may not turn out to be visible on the streets of her hometown. GREG GARBULA LIBERAL PARTY Strengths: Garbula has lived a life. He is a family man with a long career in the tourism and hospitality industry. He is truly an

everyman that people can relate to. Initiation into politics should not come because one is simply interested, it should be after mileage is earned through life experience. That’s Garbula. Though he lacks a politician’s polish, that is part of Garbula’s charm. He’s not afraid to say he doesn’t have the answer. He’s quick to ask you what your thoughts are on an issue. It can be argued that’s a weakness, but an open mind is something more of the gang in Victoria could benefit from. Weaknesses: In the Nelson-Creston riding Garbula’s biggest weakness is his party’s past record and its platform. Many in Nelson will declare that the Liberals have not been kind to our community. Massive hacking of the public service and cuts to the hospital will confirm those fears. If the Liberals do manage to return to power in Victoria, Garbula will be one of the most untested and therefore least influential within caucus. Though that may enable him to focus more on the individual needs of his constituents, it will leave us in BC’s political hinterland. All three candidates deserve our utmost respect for putting their names forward. Their courage and passion is what makes democracy possible. As for my hockey team, they won without me. Though sad to have missed it, there will be plenty of other games. A chance to watch political history unfold is much more rare.

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Consensus is better

Canada is one of the few countries that still has a “first past the post” voting system. Between 80 and 90 countries in the developed world have had a “proportional voting system” of one kind or another for most of the last century. Our system often results in phony “majority” governments with only 40 per cent of the votes or less like the one we have now and tends to be “exclusive, competitive and adversarial.” In our system voter turnout has usually been approximately 60 per cent, sometimes less. Proportional voting enables parliament to hold government accountable, and it also means that political parties have to negotiate with

each other to achieve their common goals. That’s why proportional representation creates a more consensual type of government and a more civilized style of politics. They force broader participation in government and broader agreement on government policies. These political systems tend to be “characterized by inclusiveness, bargaining and compromise.” Consensus democracies tend to have higher levels of voter satisfaction and much higher voter turnout. They elect more women and minorities, have better social programs, and are at least as well run as we are in terms of inflation and unemployment. Len Mulholland Nelson

Wayne Germaine Thief steals more than a garden fairy ornament

This past Saturday night, a very special garden fairy was stolen from my front yard on Hall Mines Road near the Alpine Motel. It was special because it was a small memorial monument to my daughter Anaya who passed away a year and a half ago. The fairy had a solar ball that glowed in rainbow colors at night. Rainbows represent Anaya’s soul for us. She lost her sight at six-monthsold and the rainbows remind us to be grateful for all the beautiful colors of the world and how fortunate we are to see them. The fairy was very special to our family and we would really like it back. The thief could put it back — no questons asked, please. Any other inquires please contact Camara at Camara Cassin Nelson

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Continued from Page 3 of provincial bargaining agencies like the BC Public School Employers’ Association and the BC Teachers Federation. Derkx said having provincial standards for contract negotiations is beneficial but the “cookie cutter model” doesn’t always work. Negotiations need to be brought to individual school boards. Candidates were also asked about the future of Trafalgar Middle School, in desperate need of replacement. “I’d love to work with you on that,” said Mungall, to make it a “top priority.” Garbula said while living on the East Shore, he worked toward replacing rundown Crawford Bay school and he’s willing to fight with this community to make the same happen. “I know we can make it happen in the next year or two,” he said. Mungall promised to eliminate the controversial Foundation Skills Assessment testing done in Grades 4 and 7. “Involving teachers first and foremost in the testing is exactly what needs to be,” she said. Derkx said that FSA tests can be a “useful tool” but that for individual students the results are “absolutely meaningless.” Garbula feels standardized tests are helpful in finding areas that need improvement with the ultimate goal being a strong education system. The strongest reaction of the night came when Mungall gave an unequivocal yes to restoring class-size garuntees in collective bargaining with teachers. Neither Garbula nor Derkx followed suit with both concerned about having the money to pay for promises made. The L.V. Rogers shop teacher raised concerns about his worn out, unsafe and outdated equipment as a barrier for students making their first point of contact with the trades.

Board vice chair Lenora Trenaman (top) welcomed all in attendance, which was a fairly small crowd (middle). After the more formal part of the evening, the floor was opened up to questions (bottom). Bob Hall photos

All candidates recognized the need to stay current in a rapidly changing world. “We need a good solid base,” said Garbula. “We need to stay advanced for students to step out of

schools into jobs we create.” Those wishing to watch the forum can view it on the school district’s YouTube channel where it was live streamed. Search “SD8KootenayLake” to find the video.

Mungall responds to 100 words challenge Continued from Page 5 income inequality and reduce high levels of child poverty. We can fight climate change and invest in green infrastructure. We can improve public health care and provide better care for BC’s seniors. In these economic times, we will face tough choices, but hard work and a generous spirit will get us to where we want to be. That’s change for the better.

What is your plan for having ongoing consultation with the people of Nelson over your term in office (in 100 words or less)? Over the past four years, I have developed successful methods to maintain continuous dialogue with constituents. Social media has been an effective tool that I use daily, but it doesn’t replace face-to-face dialogue. I will continue monthly mobile

office services in Creston, Kaslo and Salmo, monthly e-newletters, newspaper columns and community radio reports. My annual Bend-theMLA’s-Ear tour to smaller communities like Yahk and Ymir, has been popular, I look forward to it every year. On a day to day basis, my community office answers your calls and emails, provides you with information and helps you liaise with government.

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Winlaw parents win lobby for no Wi-Fi in school KIRSTEN HILDEBRAND Nelson Star Reporter

Winlaw parents have successfully lobbied the school district to have Wi-Fi turned off in their local elementary school. At the Kootenay Lake School District board meeting on April 16, a group of parents approached trustees with concerns Wi-Fi could cause health problems.

“I am really thrilled that this is becoming a public dialogue.” Clare Kelly

Winlaw Parent

“Many of us requested that the wireless modem at our school be turned off during school hours,” Clare Kelly told 103.5 the Bridge. “We feel that there are no long-term health studies that have been conducted on the effects of wireless frequencies on children or on pregnant women.” At that board meeting, superintendent Jeff Jones explained there is a district-wide initiative to install wireless technology in all the schools as part of an infrastructure upgrade. “In our school district, in the last two years, we’ve had a plan roll out where we install wireless in every one of our schools and the purpose of this is to support the changing needs of students,” he said. As students bring their own devices to school more often, the district is looking toward

“ubiquitous” access to technology, said Jones, a successful endeavor until now. “As technology evolves, the notion of walking down to the library to get information is becoming archaic,” he said. “More and more we are seeing use of devices not attached to wires.” But when Winlaw elementary school parents expressed concerns, the district decided it best to honour their wishes. “Of course we assured them that throughout the school district we’re well within the Canada Health guidelines in this context and we’ve been cautious to be careful about what we’re installing in our schools. However, there are a number of people in that community who have expressed their concerns,” he said. “The school community wasn’t quite ready, I don’t think, for this technology so it was easy for us to say ‘we can turn it off.’” Teachers and administration staff at the Winlaw school aren’t using wireless technology so after making some adjustments to existing electrical, the Wi-Fi will be turned off. It can be turned back on should the sentiments of the community change, said the superintendent. “We’re working to solve this with the community,” said Jones. “It didn’t seem to make sense to force the issue.” Kelly, who approached the board along with parent Colleen Emery, said they “were very pleased that the board listened attentively to what we had to say” and that action has been made in their favour.

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But she still questions the use of wireless technology that could be harmful to the public. She suggests a district-wide policy address this concern. In 2011, Saanich School District 63 banned Wi-Fi in elementary schools. “I am really thrilled that this is becoming a public dialogue,” said Kelly. “Many of us are investigating what evidence do we have to say this is safe for our children and we don’t have any. As wireless devices become more common, how are we going to respond to that in the context of the schools?” Jones said as other schools received their Wi-Fi upgrade, he heard little to no comment. “It’s taken as a matter of course,” he said. “It’s becoming a growing expectation that there is wireless available. I just think it makes sense to have it in our schools as well.”

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p.m. at the Nelson and District Community Complex. The meeting is open to anyone interested in sharing their projects, learning new techniques and socializing with other fibre enthusiasts.

Spark! is a free after school arts group for girls ages 12 to 16 that takes place every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Nelson and District Youth Centre. This week we’re making feather earrings, and next week, dream catchers. Snacks are provided. Facilitated by Ursula Twiss.

The Capitol Theatre Restoration Society will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the theatre’s 1988 restoration on May 16. A limited number of tickets are available at the theatre box office.

The Nelson Technology Club hosts a Hackerspace Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., at their new location in the annex building at Selkirk College Tenth Street campus. Hackerspace is a place to talk about technology with people who understand what you are talking about. Play table tennis Wednesdays (school holidays/events excluded) at the Blewett elementary school from 5:30 to 7 p.m. There is a $2 drop-in fee. For information phone Karl Rosenberg: 250352-5739. Al-anon meetings are held Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the Cellar, 717 Vernon Street, and on Fridays from 8 to 9 p.m. at 601 Front Street in the basement. For more information about the Cellar meetings contact Norma at 250-352-3747 and for the Front Street meetings contact Sharon at 250-352-7333. The Earth Matters Upcyclers meet Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Nelson and District Youth Centre. Their current project is turning reclaimed Shambhala festival tents into reusable shopping 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. Nelson Knitting Co-op meets every Thursday from 12:30 to 3

“$ellwhatyawanta” sale at Balfour Hall on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information call 250-229-5265. La Leche League Nelson (breastfeeding information and support) meets the third Monday of each month (May 20) at the Family Place, 312 Silica Street at 1 p.m. Come on out and meet other moms and babies, share your stories, help and be helped. Snack, lending library and childcare. Expectant moms are especially encouraged to attend. Nelson and District Arts Council annual general meeting on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. in the Chamber of Commcerce board room (225 Hall Street, upstairs). Seniors aged 90+ or turning 90 this year are invited to the 11th Annual Strawberry Social and Birthday Party at Senior Citizen’s Association Nelson Branch #51 on Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m. Call 250-352-6198 by May 10 to reserve a spot. Nelson Grans to Grans will host a Kazuri Jewellery Sale Saturday, May 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hume Hotel. A buffet lunch will be served, and there will be a fashion show of Kazuri Jewellery with clothing from Sensations Dress Shoppe and Cottons. Tickets are $20, available from Cottons (390 Baker Street) and Sensations (534 Josephine Street). MS Society Walk at Nelson’s Lakeside Park on Sunday, May

26 at 9 a.m. Walk lengths range from 1 km to 5 km. Register online at or phone 1-866-352-3997. MP Alex Atamanenko will host an informal panel and round table discussion entitled, “Pipelines, Tankers and Energy Policy” on Saturday, June 1 at the Nelson United Church from 7 to 9 p.m. featuring NDP energy critic Peter Julian and special guests. 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. Teen Job Search 101 is a free workshop for 15 to 18-yearolds at the Nelson Library on Wednesday, May 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. Nelson Youth Employment Centre counsellor Jonny Salerno will offers expertise and answers questions. Space is limited; to reserve a spot call Joanne Harris at 250-505-5683 or email jharris@ by May 17. Ellison’s Market is hosting a woman’s workshop by master herbalist Colleen Emery on Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to noon. The topic is “Fermenting for Woman’s Health.” This workshop is free but donations will be accepted for Olive Tree Projects. There will also be a fundraiser BBQ at noon in front of Ellison’s Market. Biologist and educator Juliet Craig will share her enthusiasm for bats and their conservation on Monday, May 27 at 7:15 p.m. at Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus. Learn about the importance of bats and what you can do in your backyard to help them. All welcome at this free event.

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Fundraisers J.V. Humphries PAC Silent Auction on Sunday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to raise money for new playground equipment. There’s a huge variety of items up for bid; from one-of-a-kind art to accommodation to golf and ski passes to merchandise from local shops and health care services such as massage and chiropractic treatments. The third annual “Grand Piano” fundraising concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 at St. Saviour’s Anglican church. Music will range from bagpipes to baroque, and Brahms to blues. Musicians will include Kevin Underwood (bagpipes), Arne Satanove (alpenhorn), Bob Hargreaves (piano and harpsichord), Tobias Jenny (alpenhorn, hammered dulcimer and euphonium), Alex Nichol (double bass), and Wendy Herbison and Vic Neufeld (violins). Tickets are $15 for adults or $10 for students, available at the door. Ongoing bottle drive in support of BEAKS Wild Bird Rehabilitation. Bottles/cans can be dropped off at The Nelson Animal Hospital on Ymir Road. Announcements Calling L.V. Rogers grads of 1982, 1983 and 1984. A 30-year reunion is being planned. Email for details. We’d love to see lots of our former classmates. Nelson and District Seniors Co-ordinating Society offers free income tax service, affordable home help services, seniors counseling and advocacy, information and referrals to community resources. For details, call the office at 250-352-6008 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday to Thursday. To include your event in the online calendar visit nelsonstar. com. Or email to add your event to the community calendar.


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Additional payments required for PPSA, registration, security deposit, NSF fees (where applicable), excess wear and tear, and late fees. Some conditions and mileage restrictions of 80,000 km over 48 months apply. A charge of 16 cents per km over mileage restrictions applies, plus applicable taxes. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ††Until May 31, 2013, receive 1.49%/3.99%/5.89% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a new 2013 Fusion S/2013 Escape S FWD with 2.5L engine/2013 F-250 XLT Super Cab 4x4 Super Duty Western Edition package with power seats for a maximum of 72 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $349/$360/$686 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $161/$166/$316 with a down payment of $0 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $1,103.62/$2,900.75/$7,864.60 or APR of 1.49%/3.99%/5.89% and total to be repaid is $25,102.62/$25,899.75/$49,363.60. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $0/$0/$6,000 and freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,700/$1,700 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. *Purchase a new 2013 Fusion S/2013 Escape S FWD with 2.5L engine/2013 F-150 Super Cab XLT 4x4 with 5.0L engine/2013 F-150 Super Crew XLT 4x4 with 5.0L engine/2013 F-250 XLT Super Cab 4x4 Super Duty Western Edition package with power seats for $23,999/$22,399/$28,999/$30,999/$41,499. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate of $0/$0/$9,250/$9,250/$6,000 has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,700/$1,700/$1,700/$1,700 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ▲Offer only valid from April 2, 2013 to May 31, 2013 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before March 31, 2013. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2013/2014 Ford vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, C-Max , Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV & Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford dealer within the Offer Period. 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Treat h to brea er k in bedfast ! Every spring individuals celebrate their mothers on Mother’s Day. It has evolved from a day to honor mothers to one that recognizes all special women. Therefore, if there is a woman in one’s life who isn’t a biological mother -- but special nonetheless -- Mother’s Day can be a time to tell her how much she is appreciated. There are many reasons a person may want to honor a woman that is not his or her mother. Perhaps the person’s own mother has passed away or is not prominent in this individual’s life. Maybe there is a grandmother or aunt with whom one is especially close. There may be a teacher or mentor that has touched the life of a person in a special way. Although Mother’s Day is built around giving thanks to Mom, it’s certainly acceptable to thank women in addition to dear old Mom. Furthermore, one needn’t wait until a specific day in May to honor a notable woman. This can be done all year long with certain gestures and sentiments. For those who are celebrating all women on Mother’s Day, here are some ways to set the day apart. * Create a handmade card with personalized sentiments that reflect the unique relationship with this special woman. This can mean more than a prepurchased card that may not offer the right words. * Find out her interests and spend a day doing entirely what she wants to do. It doesn’t necessarily have to take place on Mother’s Day. A trip to a museum or a day at the park -- whatever it may be -- can be a nice outing. * Treat her to a special dinner. Ask about favorite foods and create a meal at home. If dining out is a must, choose a day other than Mother’s Day to avoid the crowds and have intimate moments with just the two of you, especially if you are also Say thank you for always caring by pampering mom this Mother’s Day.

honoring your own mother on Mother’s Day. * Find something you both enjoy and then go and do that. Maybe you met up due to a hobby or interest. Remember the first day you met and reminisce by heading to that place for a celebration. * Have an extended family fiesta. Host a Mother’s Day party at home and single out all the special women in attendance. Serve cocktails and enjoy the time spent together. Mother’s Day is a special time of the year to honor not only a person’s mom but also any other notable woman in his or her life. The holiday can be customized any way a person sees fit.

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A local forest company has been given the go ahead to harvest more wood under the suspended Meadow Creek Cedar licence. According to the Ministry of Forests, the district manager approved Blue Ridge Timber’s new forest stewardship plan on April 22.

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Although the licence remains under suspension until all requirements under a remediation order are met, a new variance has been issued allowing for more cutting permits. However, the ministry said the maximum harvest is limited to one year’s volume, whereas typically cutting permits allow four-year or five-year volumes.

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A road permit has also been issued. In an interview last month, Blue Ridge principal Trevor Kanigan said they are also addressing an extensive silviculture backlog. Meadow Creek Cedar’s licence was suspended in February 2012 for poor forestry practices and failing to meet legal obligations. Blue Ridge Timber, which

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Nelson Police Department is warning residents to properly store their garbage as bears are already getting into trouble this season. Police said Thursday they were called to Rosemont two nights in a row for a report of a large black bear that has been visiting a tree in a residential backyard. Nelson Police would like to remind the public to seal and store their household garbage and attractants appropriately. Under the City of Nelson Waste Management and Wildlife Attractant Bylaw 3198, wildlife attractant means any substance that could be reasonably expected to attract wildlife including but not limited to food products, garbage, pet food, seed, restaurant grease, game meat, or glass or metal wear or any other item having contained food.

A black bear wandered into residential Rosemont last summer. Police are warning about a bear getting into trouble in that neighbourhood again already this spring. Michael Hildebrand photo

Contravention of this bylaw could net a homeowner a fine not exceeding $2,000. Further information can be found on the City of Nelson bylaw website or by calling Nelson bylaw at 250-354-3919. According to Bear Aware, BC Ministry of Environment Website from 2004 to 2009, conservation officers in BC had to kill, on average, 538 black bears and 37 grizzlies each year

because of real or perceived threats to human safety. Most of these bears come into conflict with people because they are allowed to access non-natural food sources. Nelson Police officers were dispatched to over 20 bear incidents in 2012. If you come across a bear in the City of Nelson, please contact the Nelson Police or the Conservation Officer at 1-877-952-7277.

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Community Check This Out - Anne DeGrace

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don’t know how many book clubs there are in Nelson. We do get asked quite a bit, but despite repeated pleas to come forward and ‘fess up so we might put together a database for newcomers, book clubbers remain a secretive bunch. Perhaps it’s about not messing with a dynamic that works. Perhaps it’s not wanting to share those double chocolate brownies with anyone else. But for would-be book clubbers, the best advice is to start your own. Safe to say, there are lots of book clubs — also known as book discussion groups — in Nelson. There are also lots of people looking. Luckily, there are some great resources for clubs and clubs-to-be. is a great online resource for everything from how to start one to tips for a good discussion to what to read. There are also links to other cool sites such as Many contemporary novels include book club questions at the back. For those who prefer print resources for their print materials, we have —yes — books! The Book Club Bible by Michael O’Mara (11.73BOO) offers talking points on 220 classic book club books, as

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well as resources for background information, and companion books. For Yann Martel’s The Life of Pi, for example, you can learn about the number pi, or the real origin of Richard Parker, the name of the tiger that so wanted to eat the boy. Among suggested companion books is Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita, an all-time fave of mine. Other useful books include Book Lust by Nancy Pearl (11.73 PEA) and Martel’s 2009 experiment in political literary influence, What is Stephen Harper Reading? (11.73 MAR). Book clubbers often mix culinary with their literary. Check out the hilarious Kafka’s Soup: a Complete History of World Literature in 14 Recipes (641.5 CRI) or The Book Club Cook Book (641.5 GEL), with book-related recipes inspired by such authors as Isabel Allende (Spiced Turkey Empanadas) and Yann Martel (Tandoori Shrimp).



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A consortium of Library Federations has conspired to make book clubbing even easier. There are more than 50 recent titles in book club sets available to order through the Nelson Library. For the lists, go to klf.bclibrary. ca/federationsbook-club-sets. The 2012 books have just been purchased; 25 new titles including — wait for it — Will Schwalbe’s The End of Your Life Book Club. One Book, One Kootenay is a region-wide book club that asks readers to choose — from a shortlist of three books penned by Kootenay authors — the book all Kootenay booklovers should read. Which means reading them, discussing them with your literary buddies, and casting your ballot. This year’s shortlisted books are Never Going Back by Antonia Banyard, Confined Space by Deryn Collier, Column continues on Page 17

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Continued from Page 16 and The Dolphin’s Tooth: a Decade in Search of Adventure by Bruce Kirkby. Each year the shortlisted authors appear in person in select libraries, virtually accompanied by their co-shortlist via film clip. On Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 pm the Nelson Library celebrates OBOK with a reading by Collier, with a bo-

nus appearance by Banyard (Bruce Kirkby is still virtual). You’ll want to be there, because a book discussion is a fine thing, especially when you’re in the know. Although the murder in Confined Space occurs in a brewery, the Library remains, sadly, unlicensed. Meanwhile, what beer-inspired edible could we pair with Collier’s book? Come and find out.


It’ll be a fine night of literary engagement, and who knows? There may be a wannabe book-clubber sitting next to you — who might just have a recipe for double chocolate brownies. Anne DeGrace is the Adult Services Coordinator at the Nelson Public Library. Her column runs every other Friday.

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GENERAL ELECTION Remember to Vote. Tuesday, May 14 is General Voting Day. Bring Identification Under the Election Act, voters must prove their identity and residential address in order to receive a ballot or register to vote in conjunction with voting in a provincial general election or by-election. Voters may present identification, or use a process known as vouching. Some acceptable types of identification and information on the vouching process are found below.

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App for iPhones and Download our iPads to find a voting location near you. BC Has More Ways to Vote All voters can: Vote in any district electoral office from now until 4 p.m. (Pacific time) on General Voting Day, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Vote by Mail You can ask for a Vote by Mail package from your district electoral office or through the Elections BC website at Vote at advance voting Voters can attend any advance voting location in the province from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (local time), Wednesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 11. All advance voting locations are wheelchair accessible. Vote on General Voting Day Voters can attend any general voting location in the province from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Pacific time), Tuesday, May 14, 2013. How to Vote • Choose only one candidate. • Mark your ballot with an or


Who Can Vote? You can vote if you are: • 18 years of age or older, or will be 18 on General Voting Day (May 14, 2013) • a Canadian citizen, and • a resident of British Columbia for the past six months You can Register When You Vote If you aren’t already registered, you can register when you vote. You will need identification that proves both your identity and current residential address.

Option 1 A single document issued by the Government of BC or Canada that contains the voter’s name, photograph and residential address, such as a BC driver’s licence, BC Identification Card (BCID), or BC Services Card. Option 2 A Certificate of Indian Status as issued by the Government of Canada. Option 3 Two documents that together show the voter’s name and residential address. Both documents must show the voter’s name. At least one of the documents must also contain the voter’s residential address. Please note: Digital or electronic documents (e.g. e-bills) are acceptable. Hand-written information on a document, photocopies or electronic scans/photos of a paper document are not acceptable. The following are examples of the document types authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer for the purposes of voter identification (the list of documents is illustrative, not exhaustive). Other specific documents (not listed below) may be authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer. For questions about the acceptability of a specific document, please contact Elections BC. Government-issue identity document Examples: healthcare card, birth certificate, Social Insurance Card, passport, citizenship document/certificate, Old Age Security Identification Card, Canadian Forces identification, Firearm Acquisition Certificate, firearm Possession and Acquisition Licence, Veterans Affairs Canada Health Care Identification Card, Correctional Service Canada Offender Identification Card.

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Provincial Where to Vote card Bank/credit card or statement Residential lease/mortgage statement Insurance statement Public transportation pass Utility bill Membership card Hospital bracelet/document Prescription medication container Attestation of residence Personal cheque (printed by bank)

Option 4 Voters without identification can be vouched for by a voter in their electoral district who has identification, or a direct family member or someone who has legal authority to make personal care decisions for the voter. Future Voters Elections BC encourages you to bring your children with you when you vote. Show tomorrow’s voters how our electoral process works. Any Questions? For more information visit Elections BC’s website at or call toll-free 1-800-661-8683.


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Dateline May 1, 1913


liding gracefully and majestically into the waters of Kootenay Lake to the accompaniment of a din of whistles which drowned the cheering of the crowd of fully 2,000 people who were gathered on her decks and at every vantage point for some distance around, the new $200,000 passenger steamer Nasookin was yesterday afternoon launched at the Fairview shipyards of the CPR. Just as the big steamer, gaily decorated with flags and bunting, entered the water, Miss Bertha Bulger, daughter of the master shipbuilder, James M. Bulger, by breaking the customary bottle of champagne and with the words, “I christen thee Nasookin,” performed the christening ceremony. The Nasookin’s maiden voyage will be on May 24 when five hundred and fifty passengers, the full number which the big new steamer is licensed to carry, will make the trip to Kaslo for the occasion of the twenty-first annual Kaslo May Days celebration.


Dateline May 1, 1913

ire which originated last night in the furnace room of the Nelson jam and candy factory on Vernon Street, owned by J.A. McDonald, spread up the west side of the building and caused considerable damage to the building. The fire raged on one side and above the jam making room, where

are situated the large copper vats in which the product is manufactured, but these utensils, which are expensive, are believed to be unharmed, the fire fighters getting a grip on the blaze before any great heat was evolved. Although the damage to the building will be comparatively small, the brigade succeeding in confining it to the portion of the west side of the structure above the furnace room, there will be considerable loss to stock from water. The loss is covered by insurance.


Dateline May 9, 1913

wo hundred shade trees have been planted in boulevards in various parts of the city by the men employed by the Nelson Improvement Association to carry out the work when it was found that the demand for the trees on the part of the citizens was so small that they could not be disposed of in the ordinary way. The trees were planted only in places where no grading was required and where the work could be carried out at a low cost. This means that approximately 175 lots have been beautified by the association from the grant made to the association by the city.

Dateline May 16, 1913


hat the fire hall be accepted subject to the contractor replac-


is accepting nominations for Board of Directors

Forms available at Nelson & District Credit Union. CFHC Wellness Center or (under Meetings) Completed forms must be returned by Tuesday, May 21st AGM Tuesday, June 18, 2013

ing the broken casting of the furnace and the city receiving a rebate owing to the smaller furnace supplied and on the completion of several small jobs mentioned by the city engineer, it being understood that the city engineer will report to the council along the lines of the verbal report today stating that the fire hall has been completed in accordance with the specifications to his satisfaction with the exception of the boiler and certain other small matters which are to be attended to. Above, was in effect the resolution passed at a special meeting of the city council yesterday afternoon.


Dateline May 27, 1913

lans for placing before the people a money bylaw for $40,000 to defray the cost of paving seven blocks of Baker Street, Nelson’s chief thoroughfare, are well under way and at next Monday night’s meeting of the city council a formal petition will be presented by property owners asking that the work be carried out. Forty thousand dollars would be the approximate cost of laying some suitable form of pavement on the seven blocks, including the improvements necessary to the street railway track foundation along that thoroughfare, according to an estimate which has been prepared by the city engineer based on the cost of laying various permanent pavements last year in Blackpress 2.833 x 3 Westminster. New

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Local Club Inks Deal with Vancouver-Based Professional Team

Youth soccer partners with Whitecaps BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

As the soccer season in the Kootenays kicks up, the Nelson Youth Soccer Association is jumping into spring with excitement and optimism. Players and coaches in Nelson Youth Soccer will have an opportunity for improvement unmatched in rural outposts across the province. Earlier this month, the association inked a deal with the Vancouver Whitecaps to bring technical assistance to the program. “Nelson Youth Soccer is taking a huge step forward with this,” says association president Chuck Bennett. “It’s an opportunity for us to grow even further and improve our program even more.” The agreement between the Whitecaps and Nelson Youth Soccer has been in the works for six months. The one-year contract will bring technical mentoring to the soccer board, its coaches and the players. The Vancouver Whitecaps FC is the professional soccer club that competes in the Major Soccer League (MLS) which includes teams from all across Canada and the United States. In recent years

the club has branched out into the province where it has set up regional academy centres geared towards developing players and improving the overall quality of the sport in BC. Whitecaps FC Okanagan head coach David Broadhurst will head up the program in Nelson this spring. “Ultimately… technique, technique, technique,” Broadhurst says of the focus of the program he will bring to Nelson. “If they can refine and improve their fundamental skills, then they have the opportunity improve tactics which will make an impact in game situations. The message is: you can’t neglect the technical skills.” In the past few years, Nelson Youth Soccer has used Soccer Quest for its technical program. That partnership will continue and the coaches that are based out of the indoor facility will continue to work with Nelson Youth Soccer, but it will now be run through the Whitecaps. “We are going to build on the good work that Soccer Quest has done in the last few years,” says Broadhurst. “We will continue to utilize them to help continue to improve the program.” Broadhurst grew up in England

model for all the other regions and clubs to follow. This will strengthen the entire Kootenay region.” Broadhurst says Nelson has already established itself as the leader in the Kootenays and it was the perfect place to start. “This is a smaller centre, but we have seen the potential here,” he says. “There are good athletes here and we wouldn’t be here if we didn’t believe that. We feel we can continue to develop the players even further.” And though the program is not specifically geared towards elite players, Broadhurst says those Nelson Youth Soccer Association president Chuck Bennett (left) and Whitecaps kids looking to take their game regional coach David Broadhurst (right) sign the agreement between the two to the next level will benefit from sides. the grassroots approach. “Ultimately in the long run, 10 The Whitecaps have set up six where football is king. He spent years or 15 years down the road, 12 years coaching with the Man- regional centres across the provit potentially benefits our [Whitechester United Soccer Schools at ince. One of those centres is the caps] club because these are the international projects in the UK, Kootenays where the club ran a players that could be feeding our successful winter program in the Japan and Switzerland. first team, ” says Broadhurst. Broadhurst is travelling to Nel- last few months for players from “Opportunities in the smaller son two days a week. He works Grand Forks to Cranbrook. districts like Nelson may have This contract is different than directly on the field with players been few and far between in the and coaches while in the com- the regional centre and is the past, but through our regional munity. The Soccer Quest coaches smallest association the Whiteacademy centre network we can are providing assistance on an on- caps are now working with on a now provide genuine opporturegular basis. going basis. nities for players and coaches to “We want Nelson Youth Soc“In order for us to affect every gain a higher level of coaching single player, we have to build cer to be the leader for coach and strong coaches and that has to player development,” says Ben- experience which ultimately benbe an important focus,” he says. nett. “This association can be the efits the player.”

Nelson senior returns home as badminton world champion Nelson super senior Roger Kerby has added another medal to his trophy case. The 81-year-old local recently returned from the 2013 Canadian Masters Badminton Championship

from April 22 to the 27. The next big competition for the badminton ace is the BC Seniors Games which will be held in Kamloops in August. Last year Kerby was honoured as one of 11 BC seniors who have participated in every seniors games held over the past 25 years.

LVR 2013 Grad Class Fundraiser BBQ and Car Wash at Nelson Ford Saturday, May 11 9am - 4pm By donation

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in Richmond where he took the gold medal in the 80-plus singles category. Kerby also competed in the 70-plus doubles and 75-plus mixed doubles brackets. More than 200 badminton players from around the world competed in the competition which ran

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MAY FITNESS CLASSES • Circuit Training Mon/Wed/Fri 8am - 9am NDCC • Balance & Mobility Wed 10:30am - 11:30am NDCC • Gentle Fit Fri 12:10pm - 12:55pm NDCC

Glacier hosts Kootenay zones

MAY YOGA CLASSES • Vini Yoga Mon 10am- 11:30am Mountain Waters Spa • Mum and Baby Mon 1:30pm - 3pm Mountain Waters Spa • Moksha Hot Mon 8am - 9am Mountain Waters Spa • Early Bird Tues/Thurs 7am - 8am Mountain Waters Spa • Gentle Beginners Thurs 7am - 8:30am Mountain Waters Spa • Gentle Beginners Thurs 7am - 8:30am Mountain Waters Spa • Power Yoga Sun 10:30am - 12pm NDCC • Classical Hatha Yoga Mon/Wed/Fri 7:30pm - 9pm NDCC

MAY MARTIAL ART CLASSES • Grass Snakes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (ages 5 - 8) Mon/Weds/3:45pm-4:20pm Transcendent Fitness • Pythons Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (ages 9 - 12) Mon/Weds/4:30pm-5:15pm Transcendent Fitness • Adult Kickboxing Mon/Weds/5:30pm-6:30pm Transcendent Fitness • Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Mon. 6:45pm-7:45pm Thurs. 7:15pm-8:15pm Transcendent Fitness


he Glacier Gymnastics Club hosted the Zone Championships competition on May 4 and 5. Gymnasts from the BC Interior including teams from Creston, Penticton, Kimberley, Castlegar and Nelson were registered. Boys and girls competed in front of judges in a variety of events from beam to floor, vault and bars. The two-day event saw nearly 200 kids participate. The Nelson Star will feature results from the competition next week. More photos from the weekend at

MAY CROSSFIT CLASSES • All Level’s CrossFit Mon/Weds/Fri 5:00pm Power by You • All Level CrossFit Sat 9:00am Power by You • Mobility & Stretching Sun. 9:00am Power by You • Adult Strength & Conditionning Mon - Fri 7:30pm - 8:30pm Power by You • Power Yoga Tues 7:30pm - 8:30pm Power by You • Hatha Yoga Wed 7:00pm - 8:00pm Power by You

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For information on these classes and more visit these websites:

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Barbie Wheaton

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Alert - Sudden Rise | May 9, 2013

For the benefit of Kootenay Lake area residents, FortisBC is advising customers that Kootenay Lake levels are expected to increase rapidly over the next few days due to natural spring runoff patterns. During this time, lake levels are driven by natural inflows as a result of melting snow pack and precipitation. Queen’s Bay:

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2012 peak: 1753.78 ft. / 2011 peak: 1751.71 ft Present level: 1741.81 ft. 7 day forecast: Up 6.5 to 7 ft.

Levels can change unexpectedly due to weather or other conditions. For more information or to sign-up for unusual lake levels notifications by phone or email, visit or call 1-866-436-7847. Transcendent Fitness Nation

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Junior Golf Circuit

West Kootenay Glacier Challenge MS Bike Tour August 17 - 18, 2013

Trail takes Granite A pair of Trail juniors topped the West Kootenay Junior Golf Circuit stop at Granite Pointe last Saturday. Birchbank Golf Club’s Brenan Moroney and Tyler McKay both shot three-over 75s in the tournament to come out tied for the top. Moroney then took home the title when he beat McKay in a playoff hole.

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Nelson’s Carson Arcuri was the top local golfer, finishing fourth in the 14-player field. Granite Pointe’s Hanno Southam was right behind finishing fifth. Two other Granite Pointe juniors — Ben Kelsch and Kyle Hall — played in their first junior circuit event of the season on Saturday. In the Sunday event at Christina Lake, McKay bounced back from his playoff loss to capture Hanno Southam at Granite Pointe last Saturday. that stop on the tour.

Join us for an amazing MS Bike Tour ride through some of the most historic areas along lakes and the beautiful Selkirk Mountains of the West Kootenay. Support, meals and refreshment stops are included along the route. Registration is $40

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Get your Garage Sale on the Map! For $25, get your sale plotted on the map, 5 Signs &10 balloons. Call or come into the Nelson Star Office 514 Hall Street 250-352-1890

611 5th Street Huge Fundraiser & Bake Sale

All Proceeds go to Cornerstone Children’s Centre


Saturday May 11th 7:00am - 1:00pm

204 Douglas Street


Saturday May 11th 8:00am - 1:00pm

3111 Kline Rd

3245 Vindusky Rd

Vast array of assorted items

Antique furniture & Collectables, antique sewing machine, lots more furniture & other great stuff

(up from Toyota)

Kids stuff: Chariot stroller w/infant sling & bike attachment, MEC kids carrier, safety gates, booster seat, high chair, playpen, jolly jumper, Radio Flyer tricycle, beginner skis, girls clothing infant-4T + couch, futon & more.


Saturday May 11th 8:00am - 1:00pm

(off Bedford Rd)


Saturday May 11th 9:00am - 2:00pm

213 Beasley Street

Moving Sale


Saturday May 11th 8:00am - 11:00pm


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Churchs of Nelson

Bringing to you our weekly words.

Nelson Christian Science Society A Branch of the Mother Church in Boston MA

Sunday Service in Balfour

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

Anglican Church of Canada

One Book, One Kootenay

Pastor Ken Keber - Bethel Christian Centre, Nelson BC

This Sunday is one of the year’s most special days. It is the day when we take

time to honor one of God’s most precious gifts to us, our mothers. Did you know

that honoring our mothers is one of the 10 commandments? It reads: “Honor your

Crafts • Games Eucharist • Supper

father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God

For all ages All Welcome

He also gives us a promise of blessing if we are faithful to honor our mothers. If

St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral (Ward & Silica) Wednesday May 15, 5:00-6:30 PM For more info. call 250-352-5711 Nelson United Church

Honouring Mothers is giving you.” (NIV) God not only tells us that we need to honor our mothers;


you want the blessings of God in your life then may I encourage you to honor your

On a recent blog post by Confined Space author Deryn Collier, she describes some of the encounters she’s been having since her One Book, One Kootenay shortlisted novel was published. In the Smart Food popcorn aisle on a recent trip to Safeway: Reader: Go home. Deryn: What? Sorry? Are you talking to me? Reader: Yes! I’m talking to you. Aren’t you supposed to be writing? Deryn: Um. Just needed a snack. Reader: And I need to know what happens to Bern. I really think you should be writing. Go home. Right now. Coroner Bern Fortin, protagonist in Confined Space, has that effect on a lot of readers. To find out why — as well as why Collier’s book was chosen by a panel of learned librarians as one of three shortlisted books for 2013’s One Book, One Kootenay recognition — mystery-lovers and others may want to come to a reading by Collier at the Nelson Public Library on Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. You could also read the book, and in fact the Kootenay Library Federation encourages Kootenay booklovers to read all three shortlisted books, and vote. Also shortlisted is The Dolphin’s Tooth: a Decade in Search of Adventure by Kimberley author Bruce Kirkby, and Never Going Back by Nelson author Antonia Banyard. As the shortlist authors tour select libraries in the Kootenays, the feature reader is joined by co-shortlist authors via video. In Collier’s reading in Nelson, she is joined by Kirkby in a 10-minute film clip, and — as a special bonus — by Banyard in person.

mother? We all need to take time to tell our mother’s how special she is to us. We

not only need to tell her, but we need to show her every day by the way we treat her, and the things we do for her.

If someone was to ask your mother, “What kind of a child is your son

or your daughter,” what

Nelson United Church

would her answer to

Sunday Worship Gathering 10:00 am MINISTER – David Boyd

Gathering this Sunday 10:00am 2402 Perrier Lane

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Celebrating Mother’s Day Annual Spring Coffee Party Saturday, May 11 10 am till noon

Displaced rhythms? Come experience ours! Beautify • Listen • Eat • Study • Send

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

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them be?

Would her

face cloud over because

she never hears from you, or because you bring her grief ? I hope the answer

is that her face would light up with joy because

thoughts of her child bring happiness to her heart. This mother’s day

is a new mother’s day, so

starts at 11am

may I encourage you to

“Mother’s Are God’s Gift To Humanity”

Michael is speaking on the topic “What Does God Want?”

day that your mother has

623 Gordon Rd. Nelson BC V1L 5X6 Phone 250-352-9322 • Pastor Rev. Ken H. Keber

Any questions? Contact 250-354-5394

Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am Wednesday Bible study, ‘God’s word in you’ 6:45 pm

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


Covenant Church

Loving Jesus, Loving People, Transforming Lives


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


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

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

make it the best mother’s

ever had. Give her that phone call, buy her those

905 Gordon Rd roses, or take her out to (IHA Bldg., back door) lunch. You know what

Refreshments are served after the service (Affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada)


Enjoying the Confined Space

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

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

to touch her heart like From my heart I

Office: 8 am - 12 pm Tue - Fri



The Salvation Army Nelson Community Church

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

Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows 250 551 4986

so may in encourage you no one else can?

St. Matthew's

Village Road, South Slocan Sunday Service Suspended

will bless her the most,

601 Vernon Street (Middle Level)





every mother who reads this




very blessed and happy

Special to the Nelson Star

Women encouraged to tackle the outdoors

mother’s day. It is you


the boys and girls of our

The 2013 Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) Weekend is coming up June 7 to 9 at Camp Koolaree near Nelson. BOW workshops are designed to give women over 19 years of age an opportunity to learn outdoors skills in a relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere. The skills covered in the workshop are normally associated with hunting and angling but are useful for many other outdoor pursuits as well. Accommodation consists of cabins or dormitories that are rustic but still have basic modern amenities. BOW weekends are filled with laughter and a fun, welcoming atmosphere. Participants choose four pre-selected workshops of their choice. This year’s BOW weekend offers a wide variety of courses including: • Handgun shooting • Fly tying and fly fishing • Hunting and game handling • Canoeing • Trap/skeet shooting For more info call Wally at 250-354-2926.

who are or have molded

nation. It is you who

have labored tirelessly

day in and day out. It is you who have been there

to encourage, to put a bandage on a scrape or kiss a boo boo better. It is you, mother, who have loved



You are special

and we honor and thank and precious, and it is

my prayer that God will

bless you on your day, and throughout the year.

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Coming Events MARION BERGEVIN’S CD release/Birthday Party, is Friday, May 17th at 8:00 PM in Nelson United Church!! “ When Soul Touches Soul,” is Marion’s 3rd. album of original folk music. Admission, featuring Producer/Musician, Rocko Vaugeois, is $5, or $20, with a “When Soul Touches Soul” cd. Refreshments served. EVERYONE WELCOME!! Marion @ 250-354-9577



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An Alberta Oilfield Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator, and labourer/rock truck operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction (780)723-5051.

Looking for full/part time worker at garden store, must have vehicle, customer originated 250-608-2911

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

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FISHING GUIDE Wanted for West Coast, Vancouver Island. $300.-$500./day. 3 years guiding experience required. Please email resume through website:



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In Memoriam J o s e p h Pu j o l

Full Time CDA required flexible hours - some evenings Starting in June - please send resume to: 556 Josephine St Nelson, BC V1L 1W5

QUESNEL Industrial Transportation is currently hiring drivers for upcoming logging season. Steady work & very competitive compensation package. Please call Dennis @ 1(800)667-3944 or (250)992-2309

Line Cook & Prep Cook

Drop Resume at The Greek Oven, back door between 9 - 11, 400 Columbia Ave ask for Peter



Celebration of Life

Gerald MacFarlane


Gerald MacFarlane of Nelson died January 18, 2013 of Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital at the age of 84 years. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 3:00pm from The Nelson United Church, 602 Silica Street with Pastor Nolan Gingrich as celebrant. As an expression of sympathy family and friends make donations in memory to The Ascension Lutheran Building Fund 1805 Silverking Road, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 5T4

Nelson United Church Women’s Scholarship

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Valley Funeral Home Ltd. On-line condolence may be expressed at


Closes 5:00 pm May 31st For further info or an application, contact: Nelson United Church office 250 352-2822 or

Brett Music Scholarship

Nelson & Area Music Students Age 12-17 (Male preference) Closes 5:00 pm May 31st For further info or an application, contact: Nelson United Church office 250 352-2822 or

Lost & Found Found: Cash in the alley between 2nd & Nelson Ave. 352-3254 if you can identify dollar amount FOUND! Laptop and backpack found on Baker Street. vanpeltschroeder@gmail .com Found: Tues. Apr 30th Car Keys on Pulpit Rock hike 352-9606 LOST: On Baker St or the waterfront dog path, mens Sierra Design windbreaker. Ken 352-3314

Employment Career Opportunities ROAD BUILDER & FELLER BUNCHER OPERATOR (Merritt)

ROAD BUILDER – Must be experienced in grades, culvert placement and install, ditching and sloping, and Forestry standard roads. Pay negotiable, full season work with benefit package. Feller Buncher Operator (Cat Buncher) – Full time Pay negotiable by exp. benefit package. Please fax resume (1)250-378-4991 or e-mail:

Haircare Professionals Shear Talent is looking for a full time stylist for chair rental and cliental preferred 354-3909

Joseph Pujol – Born August 5th, 1947 in Sabadell, Spain passed away May 9th, 2012 at his long time, loved Nelson home. With a Spanish heritage and a proud Spanish-Canadian heart, Joe tried to have a good passion for life and those he loved. With an incredible work ethic, he appreciated all opportunities afforded him for hard work and precious hobbies. His interests were diverse from horses and classic movies, to all things mechanical…..classic cars; nurturing trees of all species; music and his beautiful tenor saxophone; inventing and or designing any tool he needed but didn’t exist; his coin collection – he developed into ‘THE COIN CONNECTION’– A small business plan he worked with for several years, diversifying his collection and working with many people to develop theirs. He ‘studied’ the stock market, interested especially in developments and investments in natural renewable energy sources, such as solar. His latest passion was collecting and building functional miniature steam engines. All things intricate made him smile to life’s depths! He would remember all his family fondly, with love and deep emotion…and usually a word or two of advice…and please don’t ask him to write! Surviving Joe: His mother, Joaquima of Morris, Manitoba, father, John of Sweden…both 92 this year. Loving spouse, best friend and home collaborator for 28 plus years, Judi (Houdi, he’d quip with a Spanish accent) nee Cochrane of Nelson. His beloved daughters and their daughters: Teresa (Nicola), Sara and Amanda, all of Alberta; Delilah (Rob), Angela, Athena and Andrea, all in the Nelson area; Isabel, currently in the Toronto area, originally Castlegar; and Shantalla (Trevor), Alyssa, Molly, Charlotte and Hazel of Bonnington. Joe was a Grandpa at 36 years young…proud Papa Joe, all beloved girls! The oldest of 7 children, Joe was raised by his loving maternal grandparents for 8 of his first 10 years in Spain. He joined his parents and family in Germany and they moved to Canada at age 11. His siblings are John (Francine) of both Montreal and Spain; Maria (Alberta); Paul (Madeline) of Morris, Manitoba; Joaquima (Josep) of Manitoba; James (Morris, Manitoba) and the youngest, Dwight (Penticton)…all their children, Joe’s many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by beloved grandparents, many aunts and uncles and tragically, 2 young nephews – Joaquim Prebble and Andrew Pujol and niece, Andrea Cochrane. A funeral service was held on Saturday, May 19th, 2012 at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate with Father Jim Ratcliffe presiding. Joseph was interred at the Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Those we love don’t go away They walk beside us everyday Unseen, unheard but always near Still loved, still missed and very dear

A Celebration of Life for

Frank Waters will be held at 16168 Crawford Creek Road Crawford Bay BC on May 18th from 2 pm



Automotive Service Technician Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick GMC has an immediate opening for a Certified Automotive Technician. We are a leader in automotive repair and service and we’re looking to hire and retain the very best. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a great work environment. We’re a family-owned and operated General Motors dealership with over 20 years of experience providing uncompromising service to our customers, and we’re looking for someone who shares our philosophy and work ethic. Come be a part of our team. General Motors experience is considered an asset, but is not essential. However, you must have your own tools and safety boots. Please submit your cover letter and resume to: Mitch Rinas, Controller Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick GMC 1700 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 2W4 Fax: (250) 365-3949 Email:


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CASUAL SUPPORT WORKERS NEEDED Aimee Beaulieu Transition House, a program of Nelson Community Services Centre offers safe shelter and support services to abused women and their children. Duties Include: • provide crisis intervention / safety planning • handle incoming intakes, referrals, support plans and closures • provide individual support counselling and problem-solving to women • participate in daily household chores (ie. cooking, cleaning, etc.) 4uDliÀcDtions: • 'egree in related ¿eld or combination of education, relevant e[perience and training in the anti-violence ¿eld • Previous Transition House work and/or Transition House Module Training an asset • Strong understanding and feminist analysis of the issue of violence against women • Availability to cover both day and night 12 hour shifts (8:30-8:30) at peak vacation times, holidays and on short notice • Ability to work well under pressure and in stressful and crisis situations This position requires union membership with B.C.G.E.U. and completion of a successful Criminal Record Check. Wage consistent with Wage Grid 10 set out in BCGEU Collective Agreement.

A Me morial Ser v ice to celebrate the life of

Frances Catherine Horan (nee Campbell) Saturday, May 18 11:00 am - 12 noon at St. Saviours Anglican Church Reception to follow

The Nelson Community Services Centre [NCSC] is committed to equality in employment. However, due to the sensitive nature of the work that is done in this program, the NCSC has made a bona¿de gender requirement and as such applications will only be accepted from quali¿ed females. We appreciate all applications but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Submit resume and cover letter to: Attention: Lena Horswill, M.A. Executive Director # 201-518 Lake St. Nelson, B.C. V1L 4C6 Or email to:

Closing Date: Friday, May 17th, 2013

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Head Vehicle Detailer At Castlegar Hyundai our inventory and customer vehicles must be spotless. We require a detailer to clean, restore and protect vehicles with the utmost care and skill. This is a full-time position with benefits. Experience and a clean driving record are mandatory. Submit your resume to or fax 250-365-5376

Please send your resume and cover letter to: pedsvancouver@ or fax to 1-866-686-7435

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Nelson Family Eyecare is seeking an optometric assistant for a full/part time permanent position. Experience an asset but not necessary. Friendly attitude and the ability to work as part of a team a must! Pay commensurate with experience. Reply in confidence to Deadline: June 1, 2013 366 Baker St. Nelson

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Acting Director, Communications Attending college & returning? Looking for summer employment?

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Desired training and experience: • Certificate of Apprenticeship and Inter-provincial Trade Qualification as a Heavy Duty mechanic with mixed fleet • Valid Authorized Commercial Vehicle Inspectors License

The awarded applicant(s) will be required to join the CUPE Union. A criminal records check will be required. Please submit your application with an updated resume to the undersigned by 4:00 P.M., Friday, May 24, 2013. Theresa Montpellier - Executive Assistant – Human Resources or via Make A Future • Job Posting # 475752

HELP WANTED We are seeking an individual with either a Cosmetic, Esthetic or Salon background who is interested in a career in Cosmetic Department Sales/Management.

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Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses Bayshore Home Health Bayshore Home Health is currently seeking Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses for night shifts in the Castlegar/ Nelson area to work with children with complex care needs. If you are an RN or LPN and love working with children and their families , we would appreciate hearing from you. Pediatric experience is an asset and we do offer client specific training.


CBT is seeking an Acting Director, Communications to direct all matters related to communications and public affairs activities throughout the organization. With a department staff who are very competent in the technical areas of communications and public relations, the emphasis in this position will be on identifying, managing and resolving communication issues as well as providing managerial oversight and supervision to communications staff. CBT will therefore be willing to consider a broader, more generalist range of management experience in making a selection for this position. This is a 1215 month term executive management position reporting to the CEO, and is based in Castlegar. Please visit for more information. %FBEMJOF.BZ  OPPO15 XXXDCUPSHt

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Career Opportunity Document Control Assistant Reference No. 1307 Reporting to the Projects Coordinator, the Document Control Assistant will be responsible for the Waneta Expansion Project submittal review process under the direction of the Projects Coordinator; maintaining, auditing and archiving of the Waneta Expansion Construction Contract files within Columbia Power’s information system. This position must also manage the document control strategy and ensure the proper control and protocol for all documents. The incumbent will also be required to assist with a wide range of administrative support services. This is a two year position. Qualifications: t An understanding of “document life cycle�, with a minimum of 2 years experience of document control and knowledge of records information management policies and procedures; t Experience in working with construction documentation and knowledge of construction terminology is a requirement; t Knowledge of filing systems, with preference to ARCS and ORCS; t Progressive training on the use of computer applications including MS Office, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and other office software programs with a strong desire to learn new skills and software as required; t Demonstrated proficiency in supporting Project Managers and interacting directly with 3rd parties in maintaining document timelines and schedules consistent with the project deliverables; t Strong communication, organizational, attention to detail, and problem solving skills including the ability to work well both independently and in a team environment; t Demonstrated ability to be self motivated, flexible/adaptable dealing with project demands and able to prioritize; t Ability to prioritize and balance a variable workload and have a strong general knowledge of contract administration, invoice processing, travel vouchers and business expenses.


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Real Estate

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For Sale By Owner

KEY city gymnastics club is looking for a reliable individual to fill the role of office administrator. This is a full time opportunity that requires some early evening shifts. Comprehensive knowledge of bookkeeping, A/R, A/P, Microsoft office, simply accounting, and office procedures. Applicants must enjoy working with the general public. Knowledge of not for profits beneficial. Criminal record check required. Salary commensurate with experience please send resume to Applications accepted until May 15th at 4 pm.

Balfour Hall’s $ellwhatyawanta $ale. $ell it here! $at May 18th 9-2pm information 229-5265


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MULTI FAMILY! Links Co-op Housing Sat. May 11th, 8 am - 2 pm Tower Rd off Silverking Rd

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! 40’ Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

Misc. for Sale FILM, VIDEO, AUDIO, PHOTO DIGITAL SERVICES 8mm, 16mm movie film transfers, slide, video & audio tape conversions, DVD & CD duplications Toll free: 1-800-824-8688 Nelson, BC Serving the Kootenays since 1980

No Credit Checks!

Cash same day, local office. 1-800-514-9399

Home Improvements FLOORING SALE

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

Over 300 Choices Lowest Prices Guaranteed! Laminates - $0.59/sq ft Engineered - $1.99 sq ft Hardwood - $2.79 sq ft


Surplus Dock and Supply Sale 4-10’x12’ docks/swim platforms with maintenance free decking, fully bumbered and cleated, floating on epsulated styrofoam billets. Dock can be joined together to form one large dock or various shapes. $ 1900.00 each



Sentinel Boarding Kennels Open for the Season. Best RATES in the Kootenay’s 250 359-7433

Encapsulated styrofoam Billets 8 - 24”x1.5’x2’ $450.00 each 6 - 16’x1.5’x2’ $300.00 each 3 - 10’x1.5’x2’ $200.00 each

Feed & Hay

Dock connecting hardware for connecting joining sections $15.00 each Safety mooring cleats, natural $5.00 each Heavy duty dock bumper 10’ lengths $5.00 each Corner bumpers, grey $5.00 each 250-352-5196 Nelson

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

Merchandise for Sale

$100 & Under Food Products BUTCHER SHOP

Fruit & Vegetables FRESH ASPARAGUS Sutcliffe Farms Creston, BC Place your order to ensure availability 250-428-9961

Garage Sales 4rd Annual Multi garage sale at Pass Creek Campground Sat & Sun, May 11th & 12th come join the Fun, details for a table call 250-304-4602

VACANT MULTI FAMILY VIEW LOT! Currently approved for 4 Plex. Development Permit in place with 4 plex & PARKING, blueprints-site Plan-artist rendering included, spectacular view lot! Corner of Latimer & Josephine. $245,000. 250-777-4177

RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055.

NELSON: Downtown, bachelor apt Mature single adult. ref NS/NP $625/m incl util. 354-4779 or 825-4666 Nelson Large bright 1 Bdrm ground level suite avail June 1. Suitable for 1 quiet responsible person. N/S N/P $850/m incl Sat. TV, W/D, Utilities 250 354-4455 NELSON: Mill St Darling 1 bdrm apt in Heritage 4plex. w/d, deck, & storage, off street parking $725/m Avail June 1st. Call 250-825-9537

Commercial/ Industrial

Topsoil, Sand, Road Gravel Fill with delivery call for prices 250.359.7188 c:250.304.8158

Misc. Wanted True Coin Collector Looking to Purchase Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold and Silver coins, Bills + Not melting down, Serious Collector. Call: Coin Couple 1-250-499-0251


Quality Nursery Stock Large selection Fruit Trees & Bushes Like 2 Blueberry Bushes $15 250-428-2062 Creston, B.C.

Duplex / 4 Plex

Auto Financing

Homes for Rent 3 bedroom house, close to Lion’s Park with large fenced yard. Washer / dryer and Internet included $1350 per month. 250-777-2781 Beautifully designed, spacious, new throughout, energy efficient, 2 1/2 bath, designer kitchen with S/S appliances, W/D, 2 br, master w/bath & deck, storage $1900/mo + utilities Tel: 604 617-6560 Bright Brand New HOME in Balfour S/S Appliances, gas fireplace, W/D, perfect for professional or retired couple,N/S $1200/m 229-2154 DBL WIDE Mobile Home Avail Immediately Bonaventure Trailer Park, by the lake at 6 mile 3 bdrm, 2 full bath W/D F/S DW $1000/m including util 505-5335

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Recreational/Sale 1988 partially furnitured 32’ Travel Trailer with large roofed 12x30’ deck new fridge, extra fridge and freezer in shed permanently parked at Cedar Glen Campground at Balfour Landing behind bakery $15,000, 1979 Reinel 21’ Boat Cabin Cruiser, excellent fishing boat recently serviced $5000 or will sell together for $18,000 owners moving 365-4740

16’ Fiberglass, closed bow seats 6, Mercruiser 140 stern drive engine $3,750 trailer included 250-352-2858


2.5L Mercruiser, Slope top canvas, EZ Load Trailer Excellent condition, full service & maintenance each year, always stored indoors.

Price $8,500

250-428-9604, 250-402-9476 Creston, BC 2000 18’ Star craft/bow rider immd cond, low hours indoor storage, 4.3 inboard outboard merc, alpha #1, keel guard, doel fin, canvas cover 4 hp 4 stroke merc troller lots of acc’s,1 owner asking $11,000 Call 250-608-2107

World’s Finest FISHING BOATS

Weldcraft, Hewescraft, Lund, Godfrey Pontoons Mark’s Marine, Hayden, ID 1-888-821-2200

Help Wanted


279 Columbia Ave 1800 sq ft Prime Main floor retail/office with 2400 sq ft lower retail/storage area, kitchen, ladies/men change rooms & showers. For information call Peter 250-365-7551

580 sq ft commercial retail space, looking for a tenant to complement the tourist & hospitality industry perfect for a gift shop, salon gallery or massage therapy Call 250-365-2128

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For Rent Baker St RETAIL SPACE Nelson Trading Co. 30x50’ 1500 sq ft 352-7235

GREAT FAMILY HOME! Nelson: Uphill, half duplex, 4 bdrm, 2 bath. new appliances$1200/m + util. N/S N/P avail May 1st Phone 250 352-5059

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Duplex / 4 Plex Fantastic 3 bdrm home in Rosemont. On June 1st your new half duplex is available. It is 3bdrm, 2 bath. Lots of storage, big kitchen, dining room and a living room with a great view of the mountains. Includes a carport & cedar fenced backyard with deck and all appliances. Close to Rosemont Elementary. Pets welcome with damage deposit. $1400/m + hydro. Call Steve to see your new home 250 505-9339

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Nelson, Castlegar or Salmo: Young Man looking for accommodations can afford $450 all incl. Must have private washroom, kitchen and be self-contained. Dan @ 352-9876 Nelson: Disabled construction worker requires housing in Nelson, Prefer quiet self contained unit close to downtown. Can pay up to $450 all included. Reliable, tidy, non-partier. Rob @ 352-7876


Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

2001 28’ Komfort 5th Wheel 1 Large slide, N/S, N/P $10,900 Call 250-365-6200

Nelson:2 bdrm basement suite, wifi, $950/mo+util. Avail June1st 352-3365 or email Spacious 1 bedroom suite NS, NP, WD, FS. $800/m Available Now 250-352-6975


Fireside Inn & Conference Centre

Little Tykes Wagon $40, JVC Receiver $60 250 359-7756

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




Pets & Livestock


Apt/Condo for Rent

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

Houses For Sale


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Lake. 4 k to Ashram 4 k to Riondel & beach. 2 3/4 acres & 2 storey unfinished (but furnished) “Small is Beautiful” cabin. Good benches for building, one with lake view. In Aug,12 appraised at $170,000 but older, flexible vendor open to offers & might carry part of mortgage for suitable person or couple. For info & viewing please call : 1-780-5660707

Mobile Homes & Parks

Handypersons Gare’s Home Maintenance & Lawn Care Call 250-359-2983 or Cell 250-304-5298


Rentals NELSON, Fairview, bright spacious 2 bedroom,main level of a duplex. shared laundry, lake-view, NS. $1,100 per month includes utilities Available June 1st. 250-3521781


Merchandise for Sale


We need

Carriers! Call Liz 250.352.1890


Friday, May 10, 2013 Nelson Star


A View to a Commons

The Nelson Commons project started to get off the ground — literally — earlier this week. With help of the Nelson Fire Department, the planning team behind the Kootenay Co-Op Country Store’s redevelopment of the old Extra Foods store at the east end of Vernon Street took a look at what the view from the condo units would look like when built. The team was hoisted to the three-storey level to take pictures for its upcoming sales drive. The Nelson Commons project is aiming for a July opening of its showroom which will be located at the corner of Hall and Vernon streets. For more information on the project go to Bob Hall photo

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Continued from Page 1 he said. “We know that if we can get our people out to vote and everybody stands tall, we’ll do just fine.” “I am not going to tell you that I think we’ll win, but we’re planning on it,” he laughed. “It’s a strange feeling because you don’t know until the voters actually get out and vote.” This is Garbula’s first foray into politics and he’s found the occurrence to be a positive one — “an unbelievable learning experience.” As he’s met with folks to talk the issues over, he’s already gotten an idea of what the constituents want. “That’s what the job’s all about,” he said. His camp of volunteers, supporters and the Garbula family will be at the Liberal campaign headquarters “until the eleventh hour” and will later gather at the New Grand to watch the election results come in. “That’s where we’ll have a drink and watch,” he said. NDP incumbent Michelle Mungall plans to spend Tuesday taking seeds she saved from last year’s garden to those who’ve supported her throughout her campaign. “From my garden to yours,” she said. “Volunteers helped make this campaign such a wonderfully positive experience for all of us. No one person is ever elected without all that support.” Throughout the campaign, Mungall has consistently heard constituents of Nelson-Crest-

on say how they’re ready for a change in government. “They want to see a new direction where people are put first. They want to see an honesty and authenticity in government,” she said. “People who have voted Liberal in the past are saying it’s time for a change.” Mungall is also pleased her constituents seem “very happy

also taking place at Crawford Bay community hall, Salmo Valley youth and community centre and the Kaslo Legion. On general voting day – May 14, polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. In Nelson, people will vote at Central, Rosemont and Hume elementary schools as well as Ecole des Sentiers-Alpins on Highway 3A depending on residential address. People can check the yellow voter cards that came in the mail for their exact location. Blewett residents will vote at the elementary school and Kootenay Lifestyle Specialists Beasley residents will vote Precious Kevin 250 354 2958 at their fire hall. In Balfour, Layla 250 354 3369 people will vote We never stop moving at the seniors community hall with the work that I have been or Redfish elementary school. Residents of Crawford Bay, doing.” The NDP camp will be at Salmo and Kaslo are able to the Hume Room as votes are vote at the same location as counted and results made pub- advanced polling. Ymir comlic. Mungall feels ready to put munity hall and Harrop and the decision “into the hands of district community centre are also open for voting. voters.” “Democracy doesn’t work Along with an inkling of a unless we participate. It is not decision, voters should bring with them their yellow voter a spectator sport,” she said. Advanced polls opened on card and proof of identification Wednesday with voting taking and place of residence. place through Saturday at the For more information check Best Western in Nelson from out or call 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Early voting is 1-800-661-8683.



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The Future?

Nelson builder packs big charm into tiny house

250.352.7861 2124 Ymir Road

Have a

: Adopt a Rescue Pet!

Do you know how you can help your local animal rescue organization best? By ADOPTING, DONATING and FOSTERING. We can’t do this job with out your help!

Here are some pets needing forever homes. Call KAAP at 250-551-1053 or visit for more information.

SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Just how “tiny” is a tiny house? Not as small as you’d think. You can visit one of these unique structures on Saturday and Sunday at Ellison’s Market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seth Reidy, a local builder, will display his first tiny house to showcase what his new building company, Nelson Tiny Houses, can build for Kootenay residents looking “In a tiny house, to add a unique, the design allows versatile livyou to feel that all ing space or for aspects of home those wanting live the “tiny” are met within in to lifestyle. the small space.” Reidy, a builder with 18 years Seth Reidy experience in the Nelson Builder field, is drawn to the tiny house movement for its emphasis on design over size, lower costs, smaller ecological footprint and its tremendous versatility. Tiny houses offer housing solutions for those wanting to simplify and downsize, but they also present a charming and predictable way to expand your home. Reidy’s tiny houses incorporate salvaged materials that create a space with character, warmth and beauty that cannot be matched. The “V” house, named such for its versatility, is 108 square feet and includes salvaged road signs for roofing, corrugated metal siding, and locally milled wood. It also features a composting toilet, mini fridge, two-burner stove, sink, sleeping loft, and French doors that turn the outdoors into an extension of the house with options for addons such as a shower, propane heater and water heater. While a tiny house, by definition, is a small space, they don’t have to feel that way, says Reidy. “In a tiny house, the design allows you to feel that all aspects of home are met within the small space. High ceilings and the feeling of expansion to the outside help the charm and simplicity of the space trump its actual size.” For more information abut Nelson Tiny Houses visit or call 250551-1947.

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Lena is just a sweetheart, very playful and friendly. She is in a home with another dog and children and getting along well with everybody. She is a Chihuahua cross.


Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814


PH: 250.399.0030 • FAX: 250.399.0014 EMAIL:

Spotless 2 bedroom home at the popular Sunnyside Park just across the bridge. Open floor plan with the kitchen, eating area and living room with bay windows. Skylight in the kitchen. Sundeck. Paved parking. A great location in a well maintained park.!

Call Wayne



Robert Goertz 250.354.8500


Sunny is about 17 pounds. He looks like a Corgi mix, possibly crossed with Hound or Beagle. He is probably under a year old, very friendly, loving and adaptable. His name reflects his nature.

Lightly treed 1.24 acre fully serviced lot with spectacular panoramic views of Kootenay Lake. Access to a private waterfront, dock and sandy beach are a privilege of ownership in this Grandview Properties subdivision. Approximately 20 minutes from Nelson and close to year round recreation, this lot is ready for your dream home.


Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584


Here is an opportunity you should not miss. 2-bdrm full basement home on 7 stunning riverfront acres in Vallican. This home overlooks the river and valley from a sunny vantage point along Slocan River Rd. Approx. 4 -5 acres of established pastureland, 3 additional log buildings. Excellent water supply. The potential here is immense.


Tito is a golden colour terrier boy. He is a great little smart man (about 9 lbs), gets along just fine with other dogs and cats and humans of all ages, a very affectionate and loving little fellow.


Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443


9.3 acres of heritage farmland at your doorstep. Tons of sun, two sources of water, great soil and a substantial barn with power and water are just a few perks this property offers. Overlooking all this is a 7-year-old home with jawdropping views and a floor plan to fit any family’s needs. Call today.

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Kristina Little 250-509-2550


Custom kitChen Cabinets - locally owned - skilled local craftspeople - high efficiency wood windows - sourcing local lumber & materials Proud to supply windows & cabinets for discerning homeowners & many of Nelson’s heritage restoration projects.

Lucky is a teeny Chihuahua. She is a bit timid, but bonded almost instantly with her foster Mom. She is learning her foster Dad isn’t so bad either. So far she has had no accidents in the house! and is doing well in a home with other dogs and cats.

Beautiful, private corner lot in Slocan. Extremely well maintained home is a great value. Home features 3 bdrms, 1 bath, new roof, new windows, new wood burning fireplace insert, 2 large family rooms, and a lovely yard complete with gardens and fruit trees. Don’t miss this opportunity to own for under 200k!


Steven Skolka 250-354-3031


Modern green home built in 2009 close to waterfront and park! Enjoy the glacier views from all the over-sized triple glazed windows on all three levels. This home will appeal to everyone including retirees, young professionals and families. Close to shopping and Lakeside Park, this 4-bdrm with laundry on the same level, 3 full baths features hardwood and cork flooring, granite counter tops, custom timber staircase and custom metal railings.

Call Steven

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

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


250.352.7178 520 C Falls Street Nelson

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


Friday, May 10, 2013 Nelson Star


Now Open for Lunch Fresh New Summer Menu All Day Breakfast A Variety of 15 Minute Lunches

Nelson’s Sculptures Installed

City gets to art of the matter


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he big night has finally arrived — winners of the Kootenay Music Awards will be announced tonight at Spiritbar. Nominated artists from across the Kootenays spent the month of April collecting online votes in hopes of topping one or more of the ten award categories. The winners will take home an attractive, locally-made trophy and a title that might just help them catch the eye of promotors next time their planning a tour. Last year, Fernie folk band Shred Kelly was named Artist of the Year, and keyboardist Sage McBride believes that helped their applications to summer festivals gain recognition across the country. "I think getting that recognition in the Kootenays made people in other areas take a more serious look at us," McBride says. "And it really gave us a boost of confidence to kind of spread our wings and try to get out there more." After their KMA win, the band successfully won a second online voting

Shred Kelly competition — CBC Radio 3's Track on Tracks, which put them on a Via Rail train from Vancouver to Toronto with a documentary film crew recording their gigs along the way. "We get amazing support from our community every time we're in a contest, it feels really great," McBride says. Shred Kelly is once again in the running for Artist of the Year, along with Cranbrook's The Good Ol' Goats and Nelson's Don Macdonald (KHAOS), Yan Zombie and Rhoneil.

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audience. Enjoy a fabulous performance from an ancient spiritual centre of traditional music and Indian culture. The work of the Mishras goes to support their Academy of Music in Benares, India where they keep alive the tradition of their music amongst young musicians. Every January and February, the Academy is open to international students of all ages and skill levels. For details see Tickets to see the Mishras are

$20 at the door or $16 in advance at Otter Books and Gaia Rising. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

The weeks ahead see the Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw, winding up for summer by bringing in a wide range of great performers. Drop by for a meal or some refreshments and enjoy the music. If the weather is warm, the music moves outside. On Sunday, May 19 Petunia returns to play a solo evening. A rich high and lonesome sound, a countryswing beat, ferocious screams and yodels, and a bit of a twisted rockabilly edge — these are the some words you might say of a Petunia performance. Then on Tuesday, May 21 Brian Pottie returns. This well travelled guitarist has spent the past 30 years mastering his unique style of playing. Awna Teixeira of the Po’ Girls is bringing her first solo tour to the Cedar Creek Cafe on Thursday, May 23, promoting her new CD Where the Darkness Goes. On Sunday, May 26 one of Canada’s most promising indie-rock acts, The Shrugs, stop by with their emotionally charged songs inspired by hyperactive imaginations and a passion for creativity. On Friday, June 7, be prepared for The Bison Brothers. Enter the whiskeyed world of the East Kootenay's cosmic-cowboy supreme, Tim Ross, with songs of broken hearts, broken dreams, and broken glass. Music generally begins at 6:30 p.m. For reservations call 250-226-7355.

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"There's so many great artists in it this year; any one of them would deserve it," McBride says. "Of course we're hoping to hold onto the title — fingers crossed." Find out who all the winners tonight at Spiritbar. Doors open at 7:30 p.m and the awards start at 8:30 p.m. sharp. After the presentations there will be a great lineup of music, with Shred Kelly closing out the night. Cover is $15 or $10 for Kootenay Co-op Radio members. All the money from tonight's ticket sales will go to Kootenay Co-op Radio.

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harles Ross may have the best job in the world: Professional Geek. The L.V. Rogers grad, now in his thirties, is the writer and solo star in a couple of wildly successful one man shows based on fantasy trilogies, which he’s spent more than a decade touring around the world. Last fall he was back in Nelson with his breakout hit One Man  Star  Wars and now he’s back with his sequel, One Man Lord of the Rings. Vurb got in touch with Ross, who was in Duluth, Minnesota at the time, to find out more about the his latest offering.

What stopped you from touring it? There was a legal dispute between Peter Jackson and (I believe) New Line Cinema. After they’d finally settled I got permission to do the show. You take huge epic stories and compress them into one-hour, one-man shows. Can you tell me a little bit about that process? I work from memory. I sit at the computer and try to retell the story using dialogue that I can personally recall from the films, lines that resonated with me. Working from memory, rather than in front of the TV, helps me edit it naturally. I can only remember so much. Hopefully what I can recall is what the average person can too. Later, in rehearsals, with TJ Dawe, we tighten things up and sometimes expand on other aspects. The result is hopefully a true fan’s take on these films. What attracted you to LOTR for your follow up show? The story is so very similar to Star Wars in its structure and its characters,

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You’re probably best known as the guy behind the One Man Star Wars Trilogy, which you wrote in 2002 and since performed more than 1,200 times in 230 cities. Has One Man Lord of the Rings been similarly successful? It’s been similar and different. For instance, the fans of the films and/or books seem cut from the same cloth, but a closer inspection reveals subtle differences. I’ve been touring the Lord of the Rings show for less time — there was period of five years when I wasn’t allowed to tour it — so there have been fewer cities and performances. Still, some of the places I’ve performed LOTR have been pretty swell, like the Sydney Opera House, that was amazing.

Gathering of Friends plus the books were so masterfully put to the screen, there was no doubt in my mind that it would be my sequel. Are there any other stories you want to adapt into a one-man show? I have searched for another trilogy for years and it’s hard to do. I can’t force myself to fall in love with a series of films. If anything, my search has made me somewhat jaded — it’s come to the point where I can hardly see a film without being blinded by its faults. There used to be a time when I could abashedly fall in love with a film, faults and all. If I ever do find another series to adapt, I’d have a Trilogy of Trilogies, and that would suit me just fine. Maybe they’ll make another Terms of Endearment or another installment of the Blue Lagoon, and my search will be over. For now, the search continues.

Charles Ross plays One Man Lord of the Rings on Friday, May 17 at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $16 and available at or at the box office.

The walls at the Nelson Public Library are glowing with local scenes painted by popular Nelson artist Lainey Benson, on display until the end of June. Benson feels she was destined to paint. She comes from an artistic family: her father was a professional musician, and one of her brothers followed in his footsteps. Two other siblings are both accomplished artists, and her mother taught elementary school art. Although Lainey’s career path took her into health care, once she picked up her brushes, things took off. “As it turned out, the urge to paint was stronger than my career ambitions,” she admits.

Soulful harmonies, uplifting lyrics and a unique bunch of musicians come together tonight at the Nelson United Church for A Gathering of Friends, a concert of music that’s somewhere between multi-faith gospel, folk-rock and a musical celebration of the lighter side of life. Starting with a snappy opening set of traditional fiddle tunes, the eight musicians then soar into a collection of powerful and inspiring original songs that have brought audiences to tears, to laughter, up on their feet dancing, or sitting in silent contemplation at every stop on their current tour. An unusual collection of musical pilgrims, the musicians range in age from 19 to 63 (though most are in their 20s and 30s). Homesteaders, homeschoolers, sailors, seekers, and educators, they are all long-term participants in a collective spiritual and musical journey that has taken them over several continents and through a wide variety of lifestyles. They came — most recently — from Cortes Island at the north end of the Georgia Strait, travelling south as far as Vancouver by sailboat, and then taking to the road for tour stops in Vancouver, Seattle, and Tonasket, WA. The performance at the Nelson United church at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 10 is the final scheduled event in their spring BC tour. Admission is by donation. For more information, see gathering-of-friends.

“So, after some deliberation and a sense of relief, I returned to my studio. And so for the past few years, I’ve been devoting much of my time to painting and I feel all the richer for it.” Benson’s paintings have taken on a new and remarkable vibrancy. “My process in the past couple of years has been to start out on a black background and build a painting up from there,” explains Benson. “In this way, the picture is defined by black lines. Because the background is so dark, I have to paint several layers to achieve a brilliant effect, hopefully creating a happy feeling in the process.

This takes several days before completion. I like to have a few paintings on the go at any given time.” Paintings on the Library walls include Backyard Rooftops, Skating at Dusk, Looking Down Vernon Street and others, all of them familiar scenes rendered with a reverence for colour and light. Benson’s work has been a consistent crowd-pleaser. Her work can be seen regularly at Touchstones Nelson, among other venues. The Nelson Library is pleased to feature Benson’s Lion’s Park as one of their artist bookmarks, available at the circulation desk.


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Lucas Jmieff and Ginia Hayward are no strangers to lugging around more than 15 kilograms of camera gear and dodging mosquitos and horseflies in the far corners of the Kootenay backcountry. The publishing team got their start four years ago when they founded Kootenay Goodlife Publishing and began photographing, designing and publishing outdoor adventure calendars featuring Kootenay landscapes. Their calendar offerings included “Boots from the Koots 2010” and “Off the Beaten Path 2011 and 2012.” With backgrounds in photography and

marketing, and four years of hiking, biking, paddling and trekking the local area, Jmieff and Hayward had enough images — and imagination — to set their sights on a book. If you haven’t yet experienced the backcountry attractions of the West Kootenay, after reading Kootenay Escapes, you may find yourself planning a summer trip. Visit to find out more. Lucas and Ginia will be doing a book signing at Coles Books in Nelson at the Chahko Mika Mall on Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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was on my way to Oso and I bumped into Marnie. Oh, Marnie, such a sweetheart. Always looking so stylish and chic. Marnie is wearing a cat print kiki top from LooLoo designs, vintage ‘90s high-waisted Club Monaco skirt, great shoes from Ripping Giraffe, necklace is from Etsy and her thrifted accessories complete Marnie’s look. You have probably seen Marnie at the Kootenay Co-op or have seen her beautiful illustrations around town. Marnie will be showcasing her work this week at the pop-up shop at The Royal. Make sure to pass by and check out her amazing work and just treat yourself to something fancy. Fashion Tip: BUY LOCAL! You would be surprised what you can find in our wee little town of Nelson. It’s always good to support our local designers. We have some outstanding talent here in the Kootenays and doesn’t it feel good to know where your clothes came from? Go for classic pieces that you can mix and match or a piece that makes you look and feel good all day long. Lots to choose from! Get out there and go shopping!!!!

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A sweet sixteen birthday party is an important milestone for any young person, and even more so for a print literary magazine in these days of electronic publishing. On Friday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Nelson’s Oxygen Art Centre, eight regional authors will read as part of the sweet sixteen birthday celebration for the Queen City’s New Orphic Review. “I enjoy a great range of writing, and I hope the New Orphic Review reflects this,” said editor Ernest Hekkanen, a novelist and poet who has authored 45 books. Over the years, fiction contributions to the magazine have been selected for inclusion in Canada’s prestigious Journey Prize Anthology and the Best American Mystery Stories

anthology. The magazine’s sixteenth issue, compiled by Hekkanen and associate editor Margrith Schraner, a prize-winning short story writer and memoirist, will be on sale at the birthday bash. Joining the editors will be eight West Kootenay contributors to the New Orphic Review who will give brief readings: Jane Byers, Linda Crosfield, Susan Andrews Grace, Sandra Hartline, Linda Hunter (reading on behalf of her late husband, Michael Woligroski), Art Joyce, Ross Klatte, and Tom Wayman. The Oxygen Art Centre is located at 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance). The celebration, sponsored by Oxygen Art Centre’s Presentation Series, is free (donation appreciated) and open to the public.

Elephant Mountain Literary Festival Winners of the Giller Prize, Governor- won the Trillium Award. Also part of the General’s Literary Award, Trillium Book festival this year will be funnyman Terry Award, Canada Reads, and the Stephen Fallis, whose novel The Best Laid Plans Leacock Medal for Humour are among was the 2011 CBC Canada Reads winthe lineup of presenters at Nelson’s sec- ner and was also awarded the Stephen ond annual Elephant Mountain Literary Leacock Medal for humour. Festival, July 11 to 14. Other authors appearing in Nelson at “Last year’s lineup of authors was the 2013 festival include Vernon poet, hard to top,” said Lynn Krauss, direc- fiction writer and musician John Lent, tor of the Elephant Mountain Literary who formerly taught at Nelson’s Notre Festival. “But we think Dame University. And we’ve done it.” the Quebecois graphic Elephant Mountain Lit Fest Among those readnovelist Pascal Giard, Shanti Centre/Hume Hotel ing from their work and whose Bigfoot won July 11 to 14 speaking on panels are the 2011 Best Book at $10-$20 per event M.G. Vassanji, who has the Canadian comics’ won the Giller Prize Doug Wright Awards, twice with his novels, will speak and show exincluding In-Between World of Vikram amples of his work. Lall. He also is a winner of the GovernorPublishers appearing at this year’s General’s Literary Award for nonfiction. festival include the founder of BC’s Joining Vassanji in Nelson will be Harbour Publishing, Howard White. Toronto’s Camilla Gibb, whose novels White was in the news most recently as include Sweetness in the Belly, which the purchaser of Vancouver’s bankrupt

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Along with the roster of nationally-known and local authors and publishers, this Kootenay Mountain Literary Festival will also feature two-week intensive courses in writing and editing, which may be taken for college credit or general interest. Three of BC’s Interior mountain colleges — Okanagan College, Selkirk College and College of the Rockies — have teamed up to offer writing-related course at Selkirk’s 10th Street Campus in Nelson. For half-days July 8 to 19, Okanagan will offer a course in professional editing, while Selkirk presents an introductory creative writing workshop. College of the Rockies is offering a course in creative nonfiction, with an online portion June 26 to July 5, and a classroom portion at the 10th Street Campus July 8 to 12. Enrolment is limited, so be sure to sign up early. Further details can be found under the “courses” tab at


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Skimmerhorn Winery continues to evolve “S till crazy after all these years!” I called out to Skimmerhorn Winery owner and winemaker Al Hoag when I entered the winery the other day. But more about that punful greeting in a moment.

It hardly seems possible that more than a decade has passed since Al and Marleen Hoag sold their fruit orchard in Canyon, a few kilometres southeast of Creston. Or that it was the coincidence of a 20-acre property in Erickson coming for sale that made them consider a move into the wine business. Creston Valley wasn’t home to a commercial vineyard at the time, and the few hobby growers that I know of had planted mainly hybrids or juice grapes, like Concords. Personally, I was excited when I learned the Hoags were planting a vineyard. I knew them only by reputation — they were well-respected fruit farmers who had run a successful operation. Al’s dad was an orchardist, too, so a family pedigree was in place. Fast forward to 2013. There are now three wineries in the Creston Valley, and another small commercial vineyard directly across the street from Skimmerhorn. The potential is there for expansion, but nothing like we have seen in the Okanagan. Creston Valley is a peculiar mix of topography and micro-climates that narrows down the potential for vineyard success to only a few small areas.

Back to my arrival at the winery. Al was monitoring the activity of a new piece of equipment, a copper still that was spewing out crystal clear liquid into a stainless steel bucket on the floor. My lazy plan to try get out to visit the winery this week had turned into a necessity when I learned that Skimmerhorn had added a still to its collection of equipment. So once again the Hoags are groundbreakers. There are no other stills — at least of the legal sort — in the area. What is its purpose? Al says he and consulting winemaker Mark Rattray (who might be returning for a few weeks this fall from his home in New Zealand) had talked before about making a Port-style wine. High (18-22 per cent, typically) alcohol dessert wines are made by stopping fermentation of grape juice early, before the sugars have all been converted to alcohol. The addition of alcohol stops the fermentation process and also serves to preserve the juice. There was also another reason, Al said, to acquire a still (made in the US by the nicely-named Revenoor Company). He had a quantity of wine that developed an unusually high content of wine diamonds, or tartrates, and he decided he didn’t want to sell it. The options were to dump the wine or turn it into alcohol. So the still was brought in and Al, with a friend, developed an electronic control system to maintain accurate temperatures inside the still, where three electric heating elements heat


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the grape juice to a point where the alcohol begins to boil off. As we talked, Al produced a winetasting glass, then bent over to collect a half-ounce sample from the steady stream emitting from a small copper line. I had been forewarned, so I didn’t take a deep sniff, as I do with wine. The liquid, Al said, was 168-proof, or about 84 per cent alcohol. I took a small sip, swirled it around my mouth, then spit the contents through a grate in the concrete floor. Once the burn of the alcohol dissipated I was able to get a sense of a slight, pleasant oiliness and a subtle taste of fruit. To actually drink the distillate, one would cut its strength by adding an equal portion of distilled water, bringing it down to the 40-or-so per cent level that most spirits are sold at (cask-strength single malt whiskies being the most common exception). My tiny sample would be tempting to refer to as vodka, because it was as clear as water. In fact, it was brandy, the term for a distillate made from wine. The amber colour we associate with brandy comes from contact with oak when it is aged in barrels and/or the addition of caramel colouring. It will be interesting to see how Al proceeds with the use of his still. It is easy to foresee a product made from cherries, Kirsch (really a brandy made from cherry juice) possibly, because Skimmerhorn has plans to make another batch of its successful cherry wine this fall. Time will tell.




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Mother’s Day Brunch Sunday, May 12th 10:30 and 12:30 Seatings Reservations Recommended


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Open Daily 11am • 616 Baker Street 354-4848

Recipes of the Week


574 Baker St. Nelson

250-352-9777 Ingredients 1 lb Basa fillets, cubed 1 lb shrimp or prawns, chopped Lime juice to cover


1 tomato, chopped 1/2 red onion, chopped 1/4 cup cilantro, minced 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped 2 cloves garlic minced 1/2 cup green olives chopped

Method Cover the fish and shrimp/prawns with the lime juice. Place in fridge for about five hours until it is opaque. Drain the fish and place in bowl with the remaining ingredients. Serve with tortilla chips.

Mother's Day Dinner Sunday May 12th

We'll treat her like our own!

Just across the Big Orange Bridge.

Serving Breakfast Daily Specials

We built it, now you come It’s time to enjoy the sun on the patio!


Great Food, Great Service, Great Times!

524 Vernon Street, Nelson | 250.354.1919

left coast inland cuisine. award winning wine list. Open Nightly from 5 pm 620 Herridge Lane Nelson BC 250 352 0101

655 Highway 3A Nelson, BC VIL 6M6 Phone 250-352-1633

Tues-Fri 9:30-9:30 Sat - Sun 9-9:30 Closed Mondays


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Dance Umbrella Showcase at the Capitol Theatre on May 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. and a matinee May 11 at 2 p.m. All seats are $11. Buy tickets in advance through the Capitol Theatre box office. Pilotcopilot presents Charles Ross performing One Man Lord of the Rings on Friday, May 17 at the Capitol Theatre. Ross condenses the J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy novel series into one hour of incredible all-ages entertainment. Tickets are $16 and available at or at the box office. Penticton’s Get Bent Active Arts Society presents Bollywood Stardom at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults or $12 for students. L.V. Rogers Dance Department’s showcase at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $11 for adults and $6 for students and seniors.

Join the 170 year old hotel ymir monday - Sunday open 3pm-9pm, will stay open later for parties! over 20 musical instruments to choose from to play anytime Every Friday join us for the Country & Bluegrass Jam

Spoken Word

Booksmyth Underground hosts Spring Disclosure, a spoken word and poetry event on Saturday, May 11 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The night will feature Montreal poet Megan Ann Ward and local performers. For those who wish to read at the event, there is a signup sheet at Booksmyth Underground (338 Baker Street). Admission is $7 to $10 sliding scale.


COTTONWOOD COMMUNITY MARKET SATURDAY MAY 18 9:30AM TO 3:00PM Cottonwood Falls Park, Nelson for more info

Nelson literary magazine New Orphic Review launches its 16th issue at Oxygen Art Centre (320 Vernon Street, alley entrance) on Friday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. The event includes readings by eight regional authors. This is a free event, though donations will be accepted.

Shirley Gnome brings her special brand of crass and absurd "cuntry" music to the Kaslo Hotel on Saturday, May 11 and the Ymir Schoolhouse on Sunday, May 12 at 8 p.m. Electric Wednesday open stage at Spiritbar on Wednesday, May 15. Take your turn in the spotlight, or enjoy the music of those who do, at one of the Kootenay’s best open stages. Talk to Estevan to sign up for a timeslot during the night. The Mishra music group from India will be playing at Nelson United Church on Thursday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door or $16 in advance at Otter Books and Gaia Rising.


Confined Space author Deryn Collier will be at the Nelson Public Library on Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. reading from her novel, which is shortlisted for One Book, One Kootenay, a region-wide book club.

FRI MAY 10 10-8 • SAT MAY 11 10-6 THUR MAY 9 12-6 Hosted by local makers: Julia Cedar & Marnie Chistoffersen, Clever Fawn, Dear Pony, Kalika Bowlby, Loo Loo, Kitty Empire. And many local special guests.


Kootenay Music Awards at Spiritbar on Friday, May 10. Featuring music by Shred Kelly, Adham Shaikh, Shambhala Showcase, Melody Diachrun, The Shyness of Strangers, Immune 2 Cobras and Lucas Myers. Awards sound and visuals by Joel West and Sijay James. Doors open at 7:30 p.m and the awards start at 8:30 p.m. sharp. Nelson Brewing Company tastings from 8 to 8:30 p.m. Cover is $15 or $10 for Kootenay Co-op Radio members.

Marion Bergevin CD Release/Birthday Party on Friday, May 17 at 8 p.m. in Nelson United Church. When Soul Touches Soul is Marion’s third album of original folk music and features producer/musician Rocko Vaugeois. Admission is $5 or $20 with a copy of the CD. Refreshments served. All are welcome.

The Gaff will be at Spiritbar on Saturday, May 11 with DJ Rich Rabnett. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket are $5 at the door.

Yan Zombie presents Daega Sound at Spiritbar on Friday, May 17. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket info at the Hume Hotel.


Nelson authors/photographers Lucas Jmieff and Ginia Hayward will be at Coles Books in the Chahko Mika Mall on Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. signing copies of their photobook Kootenay Escapes: Spectacular Destinations of the West Kootenays.


Now At: 601 Front St.

Slocan Trading Company is celebrating its grand opening on Saturday, May 18 with live music from 2 to 5 p.m. featuring Canadian blues icon Big Dave Mclean, Kelly Jay of Crowbar and The Drake Brothers. The party continues next door at the Silvery Slocan Legion (502 Harold Street) with more live music, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets to the Legion event are $15. Local DJ Cass Rhapsody is at Spiritbar on Saturday, May 18. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cover is $2.

Introducing Chef Robert Erickson Open Nightly from 5 pm 620 Herridge Lane Nelson 250 352 0101

and the All Seasons Cafe new Spring Menu. Vegan and Vegetarian dishes, BC meat from four different Kootenay farms, Oceanwise fish and seafood.

Award winning wine list starting at


Snak the Ripper will be at The Royal for a youth-only hip hop show on Sunday, May 19. You must be age 18 or younger to attend and show proof of age (e.g. a student card). Tickets are $40 and include a meet and greet with the artist before the show (at 7 p.m.), including a photo and autograph. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the Telus kiosk in the Chahko Mika Mall. Awna Teixeira of Po’ Girl brings her accordion-driven European folk music to the Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw (5709 Highway 6) on Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. Admission by donation. Finley's hosts a hip hop showcase on Friday, May 24 featuring solo artists Anonymouz, Assault of Knowledge (AOK), Azrael, Copasetic, DJ Booz, Nicky Scarfo, P-Butta, Risskant De Woordvoerder and Sythe. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cover is $5. The Abramson Singers play a public house concert at The Special (810 Silica Street) on May 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. The Blues Caravan, a trio featuring Toronto’s Jimmy Bowskill, Nachville’s Bart Walker and Joanne Shaw Taylor from Britain, bring their international tour to the Capitol Theatre on Friday, May 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $32.50 for adults or $22.50 for youth, available through the Capitol Theatre box office. Kastle will be at Spiritbar Friday, May 24. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information at the Hume Hotel. Selkirk Symphony Orchestra presents Symphonic Solos on Saturday, May 25 at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $20 for adults or $16 for students.

Blues & Guitars

the Grand openinG of the slocan city tradinG co

Sat May 18, 10aM - 5pM 501 Harold St Slocan Buy, sell and trade musical instruments, collectibles, art, etc. live music by Blues Icon Big dave Mclean, the drake Brothers, Kelly Jay Fordham from crowbar & more! 2pM-5pM

The best patio in Nelson is now open. Come and experience our new menu, the same award winning wine list with wines starting at $30.00, in a truly spectacular setting.

Nelson Star, May 10, 2013  

May 10, 2013 edition of the Nelson Star