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Friday, May 31 • 2013

Vol. 5 • Issue 96

The wrap on the Walgren tournament See Pages 16-21

Reliving the queen’s coronation See Page 5

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It was opening night for the local production of Cabaret at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday. The show features Sydney Galbraith (above) in the main role of Sally Bowles and the show takes audience members on a trip back in time to the Kit Kat Club in Berlin. With an amazing cast of local singers and dancers, an impressive set and fabulous music, it’s not to be missed. There are four more shows to take in either tonight or Saturday. More photos of the show on Page 15 and at

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There will be no emergency medical service in Kaslo this weekend due to limited physician availability. Interior Health is advising residents of the village that the Victorian Community Health Centre Emergency Department will be closed from Friday at 5 p.m. until Monday at 8 a.m. because

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Some Johnsons Landing residents who saw their community devastated by last year’s massive landslide are looking for options to dispose of their properties. A report released last week shows the risk of future landslide activity remains high in the area and some homes may never be safe to occupy. Government agencies provided financial support to residents who had their primary residence or business destroyed in the landslide, but stopped short at buying the unsafe properties to turn them over to Crown land. “The land remains in private hands, therefore the liability is in the hands of that homeowner,” resident Kate O’Keefe explained to 103.5 The Bridge. O’Keefe’s home is outside the slide zones, though her husband lost his property in the disaster. He received no compensation through the Disaster Assistance Program because it wasn’t his primary residence and home insurance doesn’t cover natural disasters. They’d like to sell the property, but doubt they’d find a buyer. “Nobody’s going to buy

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Curtis characterized the disaster as an “act of God” and though the slide originated on Crown land he said the province isn’t liable for what happened. “There was no upslope work that caused it to happen,” he said. “It was an unpredictable event.” Dawn Attorp, general manager of corporate administration for the Regional District of Central Kootenay, said district staff have met one-on-one with Johnsons Landing residents to explain the risks outlined in the report. An RDCK subcommittee is evaluating the recommendations in the report over the next several months to establish new landuse regulations for the area.

“The current evacuation order will likely remain in effect until the board has made some decisions about land use regulations,” Attorp said in the media conference. For O’Keefe, the news she got from the report and RDCK staff is worse than she expected. The area up slope of the community that could release in a subsequent landslide spans about 90 hectares and is too large to stabilize. “There is more material still up there than I expected,” O’Keefe told The Bridge. “The probability of it coming down really comes down to weather; if we have another year with high snow pack and heavy rains, the result could be devastating.”

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When the Nelson-Creston School District adopted the 2013 to 2014 preliminary budget earlier this month, it was not without significant debate — and the debate continues. Out of nine trustees present at the May 7 regular board meeting, three voted against the budget — Sheri Walsh, Anette HamblerPruden and Bill Maslechko who represents Nelson. Lenora Trenaman abstained. Maslechko said he and his colleagues voted against the preliminary budget because they wanted some time between getting information from district staff and having to vote on it. “A number of us wanted a little bit of time to digest that, maybe have some clarifications and to ask some questions,” he said. The board discussed delaying adoption of the budget, but went ahead to ensure

staffing decisions were made in a timely manner according to collective agreements. “In the end, that’s the budget we’re going to live with,” Maslechko said. “But there’s always difficulty with the budget because you never have quite enough money to do the things you want to do.” Required by law to submit a balanced budget to the Ministry of Education, the process included input from District Parent Advisory Committee, CUPE and Kootenay Lake Teachers Federation along with nine trustees as part of the finance committee. There were over 25 meetings held. Maslechko said more time should also be taken between introduction of the budget and adoption and he believes this will happen next year. “That’s been taken into consideration by the staff and next year they will come out with their recommendations giving us additional time to query, ask and clarify,” he said.

The preliminary budget includes a reduction of five full-time equivalent (FTE) teaching staff throughout the district. The district says it has made an effort to maintain current levels of teacher staffing despite projected declines in enrolment of 144 students.

the weather warms up and people are allowing their pets to roam farther from home,” says a release issued by the Nelson Police Department. If dogs are reported and picked up by Police or Bylaw they face a fine of $70, impoundment fees of $60 and $17 per day storage before

they can get their family pet back home, say police. Additional fines will be levied if the dog is unlicensed.

“There’s always difficulty with the budget because you never have quite enough money to do the things you want.” Bill Maslechko School Trustee

Tom Newell of the Nelson District Teachers’ Association has concerns considering cuts to teaching staff were made this school year as enrollment increased. “We’re down about 26 teachers this year over the previous year so a further cut of five or six, we think they’re

really cutting too far into the teaching staff,” he said. The NDTA recommended the board look for funds at senior management levels instead of where effects on students are more directly felt. “Right now, with money so tight we need to get as many teachers in schools, in classrooms, in front of students as possible — do everything we can to maximize those numbers and then do everything else after that,” he said. He understands the board is in a difficult position trying to pass a balanced budget. “There is no doubt we have documented for the last seven or eight years the tremendous underfunding by our provincial government,” he said. “There is no doubt that the number of teachers in front of students has declined disproportionately — but then what we’re finding is the district is doing the same thing… We think the funds could be redistributed better for sure.”

Stray dog numbers on the rise in city

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Nelson Police and City bylaw departments have been made aware of an increase in the number of stray or unleashed dogs in Nelson. “Enforcement of these bylaws will be increased as


PROPERTY RETURNED A Nelson man found his mother’s house broken into and several valuable items stolen on Monday, May 27.

The Nelson Police, with assistance of the RCMP began investigating immediately and on Wednesday, they took a suspect into custody. A 37-year-old man from Balfour is facing charges of Break and Enter and theft over $5,000. All the victim’s property was recovered.

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eaving our snowbound Kootenays behind this past spring break, we flew to Europe for a whirlwind tour of England, France, Belgium and Switzerland. First stop Brighton. And snow.

The storm had followed us from Canada, but we paid it no mind as we walked Brighton’s famous seaside promenade and the Pier. The sun fought its way through the clouds but offered little comfort. But we’re on holiday, and as the Brits would say, “stiff upper lip”, and all that. The fish and chips on the pier are world famous , so we tuck in and are quickly restored. But we can smell the snow coming.

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Sixty years ago Sunday, Nelson’s Settimo (Carl) Zanon was a wide-eyed sea cadet watching Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation. The 16-year-old was BC’s representative among a delegation of Royal Canadian Sea Cadets invited to witness the new queen’s ascension to the throne. “I was excited but didn’t understand the breadth of it,” he recalls of learning he’d been chosen. “I had no idea when I was selected what took place. But Victor Graves, our commanding officer, understood what I would see.” The two-month journey began in early May with a train ride to Halifax. In each province along the way another cadet joined until together they boarded the fleet aircraft carrier HMCS Magnificent for the journey across the Atlantic. “We were stationed on the bridge during the day and able to see all that was going on,” Zanon says. “It was a brilliant opportunity to participate. At one point they gave me a key to the rum room to make a delivery. I asked had they ever lost a runner?” Upon arriving in London, the cadets met 43 others from across the Commonwealth and during the coronation were seated near Westminster Abbey as the Queen’s

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ABOVE — Settimo (Carl) Zanon (bottom right) traveled across Canada in 1953 from Nelson picking up cadets in each province by train. The group then traveled to England for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation. They are seen here at Windsor Castle. RIGHT — Zanon today.

golden carriage went by — Zanon got a photo. They also participated in a naval review where the Queen inspected a huge flotilla and toured up and down England and Scotland, banqueted and celebrated in large cities and small towns alike. On the return trip, a North Atlantic storm pounded their convoy for two days. “The ship movement was enormous,” says Zanon, although the cadets avoided seasickness. “It was reported that a signal was sent to HMCS Sioux advising ‘Your periscope is showing.’” Zanon is modest about why he was picked to go from among all the cadets in BC — each corps nominated someone — but friend David Leslie, a retired army colo-

nel and fellow member of the Hampton Gray VC cadets, says it was no surprise. “Karl was on student council, a top-notch basketball player, and an active member of every organization in school,” he says. “In sea cadets, his appointment was chief petty officer. In every respect he was seen as a leader at a very early age.” Zanon’s youthful experience made an impression on him. He left Nelson in 1955 and continued his naval training. After receiving his commission, he spent two years in the navy, then obtained an engineering degree and did technology work in eastern Canada and the US. Zanon, who now lives in West Kelowna and still teaches at Okanagan College,


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didn’t stay in touch with his fellow cadets from the Canadian coronation contingent. “Sadly, no. You have to think of the times — we didn’t have the communication of today,” he says. In recent months, however, he sought them out. Two have since died and most he couldn’t find, but he did get ahold of three in Alberta and Ontario. Zanon also recently returned to Nelson to speak to local cadets about his royal journey of six decades ago.

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Ballpark, electric crown honoured Queen On May 19, 1953, Nelson city council voted to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s II’s coronation in two ways. First, they renamed the Fairview playground Queen Elizabeth Park, which was considered more feasible than renaming Vernon Street, as suggested by the city’s coronation committee. The current home of Nelson Minor Baseball was chosen for the royal honour over a bandstand in the 400 block of Vernon. The latter, Ald. Elizabeth Wallach said, would have been “an insult” to

the new monarch as it was in dreadful shape. Secondly, council resolved that a “crown in lights be erected on Gyro Park.” It was first illuminated a week later. The crown is still there, between the park and hospital, and can be seen at night from Front Street, the lower end of Baker Street, and entering the city from the west. There were other formations, too: a Christmas star, Valentine’s Day heart, and Midsummer Bonspiel curling rock — some of which may have predated the crown.

In 1987-88, the city’s electrical department built a new metal standard to replace the wooden poles the lights hung from, and the following year, a torch pattern was added as Nelson hosted the BC Winter Games. It’s only been lit up for one other occasion, the 2010 Olympic torch relay. By that time, the lights had been dark for 10 to 15 years, although no one’s quite sure why. They were switched back on permanently in December 2010 and once more a crown shone on the Queen City of the Kootenays. — Greg Nesteroff

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Talent worth taking in


s you can see from the fabulous front page photo in today’s paper, the Capitol Theatre is once again buzzing with quality local theatre. Cabaret has kicked off in Nelson and based on the images in today’s paper and last night’s energetic opening night, it’s going to be a performance you’re not going to want to miss. The talent on stage this weekend cuts well beyond “community theatre.” From the talented actors to the musical arrangement to the stellar set design, this is high quality entertainment. If a theatre lover from the big city was plopped into a Capitol Theatre seat for this performance without knowing anything about where they were, it’s safe to say they would be shocked to know this kind of talent exists in a community of just over 10,000. It’s really no surprise to locals. KHAOS and Jesus Christ Superstar are just a couple of recent performances that played to sold-out houses, showcasing the incredible theatre scene in the Nelson area. What provides an extra shot of awesome for the Cabaret run is that it’s being spurred by someone raised on that very stage. Sydney Galbraith’s talents have been showcased at the Capitol since she was a kid. Now with a young family of her own, Galbraith is producing and starring in Cabaret. It’s certainly not the first time this has happened, but it does provide an important reminder just how important the seeds planted at the local theatre can be. Congratulations to all involved in the Cabaret production on a job well done. We’re looking forward to taking it in this weekend and excited for what local theatre talents will hatch in the future.

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Random Ramblings — Kirsten Hildebrand

Brazen arguments and sad fates


he email coming into the newsroom earlier this month about the brazen bear in the Balfour area was pretty random, but it turned out to be a story that tossed even more fuel on a debate that’s been going on in this community for some time. It doesn’t seem like there is much hope for a winner. Fellow Star reporter Sam Van Schie and I saw the email at the same time, she was instantly excited. I too thought the story was interesting, but what was exciting is that it had potential to prove a point on my behalf in a newsroom squabble against editor Bob Hall that we’d had a few days prior. We delight in any argumentative ammunition when Hall is involved. To tell more details about this particular argument is likely to get me scolded. But then, being a mom of three, I do plenty of scolding myself and it’s likely time a bit comes back my direction. So here’s a confession. When the Nelson Police Department warned Rosemont residents they should have their garbage properly secured because a bear had been frequenting the area a week earlier, I scoffed in annoyance at that particular bear’s return and admitted to not storing our garbage in a bear-proof container or locked storage. Hall was incensed at my folly. My argument was that this bear spent the better part of a day in our neighbourhood last year including a day next door, unafraid of the band of kids making mayhem. It

Black bears continue to be a problem in Nelson, but finding answers is not something that comes easy.

was a nuisance despite having never foraged through our garbage. Our garbage has only been spread about once in 12 years at our current residence. That was eight years ago. We keep it in a container with a lid that is held snug by “thing-ama-doobers”. It’s generally tucked up under a roof and behind bikes, scooters, etc. We don’t have a locked closet, basement, storage shed or otherwise to store our garbage. I suppose one could be built but if we’re building things at my house, I’d like it to be a dishwasher. As Hall made an impassioned plea for the bruins, I agreed that bears are lovely creatures but some would get into trouble no matter what people did. We live in their habitat. Then, I brought up a beef of mine and suggested the city collect garbage more than every other week during bear season, so those of us without a place to store our garbage would have a better chance

of finding a Bear-Awareapproved location. If pick-up were once a week, our garbage could remain in the cupboard under the sink. A week later when I spoke to the homeowner who had that brazen bear break into her downstairs through a garage to get her garbage that was stored inside, I felt somewhat vindicated. The woman shared her story because she thought people should know that a determined bear was no match for man-made structures. So, if a bear really wants my garbage, the bear will get it. So how common are home break-ins? Joanne A. Siderius — Ph.D., R.P.Bio.,
Nelson, Areas E and F WildSafeBC community coordinator — told me that they are “not common, but certainly do happen a few times a year.” She explained bears that break in may be used to eating human food and/ or used to humans and not likely to run from people.

“So, the bear has learned from the community where to find garbage and to follow its nose even into people’s homes because it has lost its fear of humans.” She suggested the neighbourhood may need to manage garbage better. “So, no one will ever know what the bear was thinking, but those are my thoughts on the matter,” she said. I liked her completely un-random use of thinking and thought – clever. Siderius is more than aware that many people do not have storage space for their garbage. She was at Monday night’s city council meeting addressing that very issue. Her suggestion is using bearresistant garbage cans. As part of a group order, they cost $224 (see front page story). We live in a mountain community in territory that was once open terrain for bears and all the other wildlife that makes our area’s forests home. The answers to coexisting with bears are not easy. The questions posed in the debate just as tough. The mayor’s suggestion at Monday night? A bear cull. I’m not sure about that, but would agree the fate of our Rosemont bear is not a pleasant one though likely necessary. Brazen in itself perhaps. But until a bulletproof solution is found, the debate over what to do with bears in the city will continue. Kirsten Hildebrand is a reporter at the Nelson Star. She can be reached at

Nelson Star Friday, May 31, 2013

Letters to the Editor

Wayne Germaine Serving Nelson & Area Since 1987.

The Crown has to get involved

The risk to Johnsons Landing residents is definitely “unacceptable” as your article of May 24 reported (“Risk level for some ‘unacceptable’”). Why? Because the hazardous land which the report deemed an unacceptable risk remains in the landowners’ name, and thus any liability which might ensue does also. That is totally, completely, and devastatingly unacceptable!

The only acceptable solution is for the Crown to control the land and it will have the same status as all other Crown land in the province. The Crown has deemed it hazardous, has engaged geotechnical advisors who agree. It is, after all, Crown land deposited on top of private land. Is that not then Crown land? Return it to the Crown. Compensate the few affected landowners their 2012 as-

sessed value. This is the only acceptable course of action. It would cost far, far less than the rescue and recovery operations and would enable these people to move forward in their lives. If readers can help these landowners in any way go to johnsons-landing-landsliderelief. Kate O’Keefe Kaslo

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Garbula’s sour grapes

In the May 17 edition of the Nelson Star there was an article featuring the reactions of the two unsuccessful candidates in the recent election, Mr. Garbula and Mr. Derkx (“Garbula questions representation” and “Derkx pleased with strides by Greens”). I took exception to Mr. Garbula’s comments. During the campaign, Mr. Garbula was at his public service best, but in this issue of the Star, he showed his poor-loser side commenting on how he feels sad for our community due to our electing Michelle Mungall, the NDP candidate. Perhaps because we didn’t follow the rest of the sheep and vote Liberal? He also commented unfavorably on Ms. Mungall’s leadership in our community over the past four years. Well, she must have done something good to have won with an overwhelming majority of the votes. And Mr. Derkx: way to keep it classy and positive! Jackie Murdock Kaslo

Democracy loses again

The most upsetting thing about the election May 14 is not who won, but how our system lost... lost the interest of 52 per cent of the human beings blessed with the privilege of a democratic government and who chose to say, by non-participation, “I opt out.” No one can tell their motives. I do not expect the chattering class, the politicized minority like myself and my social circles, to know the answer why. We obviously know nothing about the majority and its thinking about politics. The majority might be celebrating the election because it is a demonstration of just how ignorant we political professionals have proven to be. Charles Jeanes Nelson

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Editorial completely off the mark

There are a number of puzzling things to consider about our provincial election: among them was the editorial in the May 15 edition of the Nelson Star (“A riding right on cue”). The editorial writer accused us of stubbornness. I think he means that we in Nelson-Creston are unreasonably obstinate in our persistent election of NDP members to the Legislature and Parliament. Perhaps he told us to stop before? But his disappointment continued: Our “unwillingness to see past politics may once again cost us over the next four years.” I hear an echo of the Liberal candidate, Mr. Garbula, quoted on the front page of the same edition: “I thought the people would be more interested in themselves and the representation I could bring, rather than party politics.” Both of these reflect a view that elections are solely about selfinterest; make sure to elect a member of the winning side so you can get more, i.e. more stuff than other British Columbians. Before we dismiss it as simple cynicism, we should look at some of the practical problems in this advice. How do you successfully pull off such a clever move? How do you know which way to jump?

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As it was, all of the opinion polls told us that the NDP were about to form the next government. So, perhaps we in Nelson-Creston did exactly the right thing: maybe by this calculation we deserve compliments for our realpolitik. And by this logic he should be writing excoriating editorials about our neighbours in the Okanagan who continued (stubbornly) to vote Liberal, despite all indications of an NDP government. But I think we know that this is not what he really means. Thankfully, politics is much more than that. The perennial questions of how to allocate our resources — how much is adequate for health care, how much for seniors, for education, and how much to allocate for corporate profit — these are all moral questions, questions of fairness. Questions of how to exploit our resources or whether to even exploit them are also moral questions: some people thrive, some fail on the answers, somewhere some may live or die. Politics at its essence is our own sense of morality, each one of us, brought to the public sphere. And therefore we have to agree to disagree: morally informed choices will differ.

I would bet that the writer would follow his own advice, but only so far. Imagine, for example, that some party with extreme views about race or religion was clearly about to win an election: I doubt that he would advise us to jump on board that bandwagon just to get more stuff for NelsonCreston. And even in this case he wishes that only some of us should behave with this self-interest or cynicism — the “stubborn” NDP voters. He gives Green voters advice that is a polar opposite: they should vote with their hearts. I don’t think this is a sudden outburst of idealism; it sounds too much of yet another echo of a Liberal campaign theme. Despite the contradictions in the editorial, I think it is obvious that the writer would wish us all somehow to elect conservatives — of one stripe or other. If he would just come out and say so much, I would want to disagree with him and tell him that he is following a model of economics that has been tried before, tried too often: that it is a model that has led only to disaster — lastly in the 1930s. And I might say that he was stubborn. Bill Lynch Nelson




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Nominations Open for Community Literacy Awards

Simple ideas reap big rewards KIRSTEN HILDEBRAND Nelson Star Reporter

Recognizing contributions to community literacy is a way to learn wonderful stories coming out of the simple support of reading. Nomination forms for this year’s Community Literacy Award are out and the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy is looking for more simple yet outstanding contributions to recognize. Joan Exley, literacy outreach coordinator for BCAL is excited to hand out the award for a fourth year. She says the “ripple effect” of John Nykiforuk’s Books on the Bus program that won him the Community Literacy Award two years ago was huge. “John did a small thing in putting a box of books on his bus,” she says. “Sometimes we don’t realize that the small things we do make a big difference.” Nykiforuk, a bus driver for Blewett School, had a problem with students being disruptive and unruly on his route. With the support of the school principal, he decided to put a box of books on his bus. That box still sits there today. “The kids grab them and share them,” Nykiforuk says. “They find warmth in reading a book, sharing a book with a friend on the bus or even reading a book to a younger student.” Discipline issues on both the bus and in schools have drastically decreased while literacy of students has improved — all

with this simple box of books. “Some of them even take the books home to read to their parents so the positive reinforcement continues there,” he says.

“Sometimes we don’t realize that the small things do make a big difference.” Joan Exley

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The Books on the Bus program garnered Nykiforuk attention beyond his route and his school. Along with media interest he was awarded the 2012 School Bus Driver of the Year award by the Association of School Transportation Services of BC. “Driving a school bus is more than your ability to drive your bus from A to B,” he says. “What does that do to teach these kids? We can be their mentors — someone different to give them some positive praise.” Exley says literacy is something that weaves through everyone’s lives though it may be difficult to realize its impact on individuals and the community. “There are a lot of people who do both small and big things that impact others in terms of their learning. Celebrating that is a wonderful thing,” she says. “It also destigmatizes ‘literacy’ and promotes the idea that literacy is not about someone who can

read or can’t read. It is much broader than that and all of us are working on our skills throughout our lives.” Anyone who makes a contribution can be nominated whether it be volunteer tutors who help someone study for a drivers licence test to keep a job or an adult who has worked through literacy challenges who spends a little bit of time to talk to others facing the same barriers, “a small time turned into inspiration, motivation and giving those people hope that they can tackle their challenges too,” says Exley. Things like a teacher believing in a child, a friend who lends books and has great conversations or a grandparent who gives time to sit and read together are also very impactful. Last year, Judy Runions was recognized for her effort reading to her special needs grandchild over the phone, giving her daughter a break while forging a connection and helping the child with literacy. “I think we can never underestimate the power of sitting down and reading a book with a child. It seems like a small thing. But it is building confidence, connection, skills, a sense of the value of learning, an understanding of how our language works and on and on,” says Exley. Nominations can be sent to Exley at CBAL by email at or dropped at the Nelson Star, Library or Learning Place in City Hall. A committee will choose a winner in June.

Scott Sommerville Takes New Post

Salmo looking for new administrator GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

Salmo is in the hunt for a new village administrator to replace Scott Sommerville, who is leaving after five years to take the city manager’s job in Kimberley. “We are really going to miss Scott,” Salmo Mayor Ann Henderson said. “He is just about as community minded as you can get. He thinks nothing of getting into the thick of things with the works crew as well as chasing down a stray dog. We wish him all the best with his new

position in Kimberley. They are very lucky to have him.” Sommerville makes the move with wife Rachel and their two sons. His first day in Kimberley is June 17.

“He [Sommerville] is just about as community minded as you can get.” Ann Henderson Salmo Mayor

The deadline for applications to fill his job in Salmo is June 3.

Meanwhile, Kaslo has named Neil Smith as successor to longtime village administrator Rae Sawyer effective the end of August. Smith, his wife Laura, and their three young children will come to Kaslo from Port McNeill, where he is currently manager of economic development and parks for the Regional District of Mount Waddington. Smith, who was born and raised in Scotland, immigrated to Canada in 1999. He quipped that he is “neither a golfer nor a curler, but willing to learn!”

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Community Organizations The Kootenay Co-op grocery store is hosting a rally to protest the Canadian Food Inspection Agency changing the definition of “local” food. Gather at the Coop on Saturday, June 1 at 1 p.m. to express your support for “true local” and sign a petition to be delivered to the CFIA. Yasodhara Ashram is celebrating its 50th anniversary year with the introduction of a new day program called “A Taste of the Ashram,” which will run the the first Saturday of each month (June 1) until September. The program runs from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of the Ashram’s environmental initiatives and gardens. The cost is $25 for adults or $10 for children. The Ashram is located at 527 Walker’s Landing Road about five minutes from the Kootenay Bay Ferry. More information at The Peoples Drug Mart Walk for ALS in the West Kootenay will be kicking off at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 2 at Lakeside Rotary Park in Nelson. Gathering of Eagles: Convergence for a Pipeline and Tanker Free BC will be landing June 2 at the Brilliant Cultural Center near Castlegar from 1 to 5:30 p.m. This significant event will feature Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and other First Nations leaders, as well as Canadian MPs including Peter Julian, NDP Energy and Natural Resource Critic. Local advocacy groups, including Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free BC will also be on hand. A walking group meets Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. under the Orange Bridge by Lakeside Park. Everyone is welcome to join in for a walk. For information contact Spark! is a free after school arts group for girls ages 12 to 16 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 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. 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 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. Experience a telescopic view of the night sky, or see the sun through our filtered telescopes with the Starry Night Astronomy program, which meets June 7 and 14 and Solar Sundays (June

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2 and 16), noon to 2 p.m., at Taghum Hall, weather permitting. Contact Wayne at 250-354-1586 for more information. The Nelson Grans to Grans are once more holding the Stride to Turn the Tide walkathon on Saturday, June 8. Register at Lakeside Park at 10 a.m. The walk to Cottonwood Park starts at 10:45 a.m. The event is to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in Africa. Donate online at http:// The 14th annual Slocan Valley Art and Garden Tour is on Sunday, June 16. The tour includes five new gardens and four past favourites to explore between Slocan Park and the Village of Slocan. Tour brochures are available at local garden centres and on community bulletin boards. An online version is available at For more information contact Ruth Porter at 250-226-7349. La Leche League Nelson (breastfeeding information and support) meets the third Monday of each month (June 17) 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. Fundraisers Gigantic Charity Yard Sale by local TELUS West Kootenay Ambassadors is on Saturday, June 1 at Wholesale Club Parking Lot (402 Lakeside Drive) starting at 10 a.m. All proceeds to support Friends of the Family. From June 3 to 6 a different restaurant each night will donate a portion of their proceeds to the Nelson SPCA as part of the 11th annual “Eat For Pete’s Sake” fundraiser. On Monday, donations will come from Baker Street Bar and Grill and the General Store restaurant at the Hume Hotel. On Tuesday Bibo and Amanda’s are participating. Then on Wednesday it’s Itza and Sage

Tapas and Wine Bar. Thursday’s donations will come from Ric’s at the Prestige. The event will run from 5 to 9 p.m. on each of the designated nights, and all money raised will go towards helping local animals and residents. Papa Thom, a musician who travels Canada raising awareness of homelessness and poverty, will give a benefit concert for St. Saviour’s Food Pantry on Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m. at St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral, 701 Ward Street (at Silica). Admission by donation, and nonperishable food items welcome. Info 250-3529871. Ongoing bottle drive in support of BEAKS Wild Bird Rehabilitation. Bottles/cans can be dropped off at The Nelson Animal Hospital on Ymir Road. 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. MP Alex Atamanenko will host an informal panel and round table discussion entitled, “Pipelines, Tankers and Energy Policy” on Saturday, June 1 at Nelson United Church from 7 to 9 p.m. featuring NDP energy critic Peter Julian and special guests. Local physicist Morgan Dehnel is giving a presentation on the Higgs Particle on Wednesday, June 5 at Expressions (554 Ward Street) at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Markets Cottonwood Market is held every Saturday at Cottonwood Falls Park featuring live music, regional produce, eggs, great savory and sweet foods, and a variety of unique products.

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Winlaw Sunday Market is every Sunday at Sleep Is For Sissies from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring local produce, artisans, hand made goods and games for kids. The Nelson Downtown local market opens Wednesday, June 12 and continues weekly throughout the summer. You will find locally made art, clothing, food and more. The first Marketfest of the season is set for Friday, June 28 from 6 to 11 p.m. Three blocks of Baker Street will be transformed into a street market featuring about 100 vendors of quality crafts, delicious foods, and other wonderful products. There will also be live music and performers on two stages. Announcements Calling L.V. Rogers grads of 1982, 1983 and 1984. A 30-year reunion is being planned. Email for details. Nelson Youth Theatre is preparing to mount a production of Much Ado About Nothing for the fifth annual Bard in the Bush Shakespeare Festival. Rehearsals will run Mondays and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. from August 6 to 24, though there is relative flexibility for most actor schedules, depending on the role. The cast will be between ages 11 and 15, with some exceptions. Basic auditions will be held around the end of July on an individual basis. Please contact for more info. Only a few spots left to take the watercolour workshop with well-known artist Harold Allanson September 21 and 22 in Nelson. Harold is a highly recommended workshop instructor from the Federation of Canadian Artists. He likes to paint all kinds of things — boats, people, cityscape’s, ranch life, reflections, birds, and the work-a-day world. To register or for more information email or call 250-352-7230.

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The Nelson branch of the BC SPCA would like to invite you to eat out in support of a good cause. On the week of June 3 to 6, they will be holding their 11th annual “Eat For Pete’s Sake” fundraiser. A different restaurant each night will generously donate a portion of their proceeds to the Nelson branch. This year the participants will be: The General Store restaurant at the Hume and the Baker Street Bar and Grill on Monday, Bibo and Amanda’s on Tuesday, Itza and Sage Tapas and Wine

Bar on Wednesday and Ric’s at the Prestige on Thursday. The event will run from 5 to 9 p.m. on each of the designated nights, and all money raised will go towards helping local animals and residents. The Nelson adoption centre not only adopts animals to loving homes, they create a compassionate community in many different ways. Through the centre, they provide humane education programs such as a summer camps and school visits, reunite lost pets back to their homes, provide low income spay/neuters, and respond to cruelty complaints to make sure that all animals

have a voice. “This is great opportunity to eat out during the week, and know you are supporting a good cause,” says Nelson branch manager, Rob Andrew. “We receive no government funding, so events like this are integral to the work we do.” Eat For Pete was originally created with a cute SPCA puppy named Pete as its poster child. Pete has long since found a loving home; but this fundraising event is not just for Pete’s sake, but for all of the animals. For further information, you can contact the Nelson branch at 250-352-7178.

Dooley suggests ‘harvesting’ the bears Continued from Page 1 several of her neighbours on Silver King Road received a warning ticket from a conservation officer. The ticket told them if they didn’t secure their garbage they could face a $500 fine under the BC Wildlife Act (not complying with the City of Nelson bylaw carries a fine up to $2,000). So far, she hasn’t had enough interest to place a bulk order — and she’s not exactly sure how she’s going to store and distribute all the bins when she finally finds enough buyers. “I’d like to see the City take this over,” she said. “They have the space to store them and the money to pay for them upfront

— it just makes more sense.” But council had little interest in the project, suggesting alternative ways to keep bears from wondering into city limits. “We could go to weekly garbage collection during the summer,” Councillor Bob Adams suggested, though his colleagues were quick to point out the added cost of doubling the pickup schedule. Councillor Paula Kiss thought local students might be interested in holding “garbage drives” where they would pick up your garbage for the cost of a garbage tag. “I think we can come up with a creative, communityDEALS

based solution that doesn’t involve asking people to spend hundreds of dollars on bear bins,” Kiss said. Mayor John Dooley suggested “harvesting” the bears. But Siderius noted that the bears hunters kill in the bush aren’t necessarily the same ones causing trouble in town. Siderius told council the best way to stop bears from entering city limits is to remove the attractants. The bears aren’t going to return to the city if there isn’t a food source for them here. Last year six bears were killed in Nelson and seven on the North Shore.






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Life, the universe, and everything at your library

eep Thought, the city-sized computer in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, stated with complete confidence that “The Answer to the Great Question... Of Life, the Universe, and Everything... Is... “Forty-two.” Computers may not have all the answers, but they can help. Whether it’s helping backpackers look for a campsite or residents look for a backpack, library computers offer a galaxy of opportunities to anyone wishing to hitch a ride on the World Wide Web. It’s true that public computer users may not find the answer to life, the universe and everything online, but staying connected to friends and family via email and Facebook, researching your next trip through our travel databases, or booking your plane tickets — it’s cyber-travel made easy on the library’s computers. Our public computer stations are used more than 2,300 times each month, and our early literacy stations for kids exceed 1,000

uses monthly. Add to that heavy usage the speed-oflight way that the Computer Universe expands, and you’ll see that — where upgrades are concerned — rocket-boosters may be necessary. Directors of Areas E, F, and H as well as the City of Nelson have signed on as the Nelson Public Library’s newest (and welcome!) rocket-boosters. They have all contributed to new computer equipment at the library, the better to surf the stars. Coming soon, the new six-station computer lab will make connectivity and answer-finding much smoother. That’s good, because to be fair, “Forty-two” doesn’t entirely answer the burning questions we all have here on Earth. Why is our primary computer screen navigational tool a rodent, for example. Thanks to the deep thought and futuristic planning of our area directors and Nelson city council, we are also replacing the new early literacy stations with two flashy iPads loaded with great kidstuff and ready to help build

preschool literacy, numeracy, and motor skills. Important for those smaller space travelers who want to become the next Chris Hadfield. As well, our new wifi system for folks who bring their own cybersurfboards will make things work just a little faster now that you can log in with your library card and personal password. Genealogists and history buffs who prefer to travel back in time will be happy to know that we’re in the process of sourcing a new microfilm reader-printer. Because as any historian and space-traveller will tell you, you can’t navigate the future without understanding the past. It took Deep Thought seven and a half million years to come up with “forty-two,” stating that he “checked it very thoroughly, and that quite definitely is the answer. I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you’ve never actually known what the question was.”

So for all those people who come up to us at the circulation desk and say: “I’m looking for a book; I’m not

sure what it’s about exactly, but I heard something on CBC and my friend told me the cover is red. Do you have it?” The answer — well, you guessed it. Anne DeGrace is the adult services coordinator at the Nelson Public Library. Her column runs every other week in the Star.

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personal garden is only limited by the constraints of a person’s imagination. The vast array of plants and flowers available from all over the world can turn anyone’s yard into a melange of functional spaces. When designing a garden, many homeowners do not know where to begin. Much like decorating the interior of a home, how a garden landscape is executed depends on various factors. Climate and conditions The foremost consideration when planting a garden is the climate where the garden will be located. Planting items that are not conducive to growing in certain conditions can be counterintuitive and a waste of money and effort. Prospective gardeners must become familiar with the hardiness zones of their region prior to making any plans. This will help you to determine which types of plants will thrive on your landscape. Once this is determined, examination of the soil and conditions on the property is also helpful. Taking this step will help identify any plant deterrents, such as poor soil quality and pH as well as any pests that may impede plant growth. If you live in a hot, sandy location, lush tropical plants may not thrive. Therefore, even if you desire a Mediterranean look, you may have to settle for something that works better with your landscape conditions. Style of the home Landscaping designs often tie into the architectural style of a home. For example, an extensive Asianinspired garden complete with koi pond and bonsai may look odd in front of a log home. Keep architecture in mind when planning a garden so the look of the home you present is cohesive and fits with the

community and immediate vicinity. Design preferences Are you a free spirit who doesn’t conform to convention with firm boundaries? Or are you one who likes order and things in their place? Knowing what makes you tick will help you to choose a gardening style that will be easier to maintain and also make you feel comfortable. For example, prairie-style planting or wildflower gardens are dramatic ways to create natural points of color over a large area. Most plants are allowed to grow as they may. Those who like a dreamy ethereal feel to their gardens may be inspired by cottage designs, where generously filled borders overflow into a flower and foliage paradise. If you are more inclined to follow the rules and like an orderly landscape, a parterre, or formal planting bed, may be more your style. When carefully pruned, box hedging can show off symmetry and geometry in your space. Some people are more focused on the accents in their gardens than the plants themselves. Modern architecture pairs well with a contemporary style that blends minimalist accents and easy-to-maintain plants. Although you can change plants in your garden, investing in a garden that you will be happy with for a long time is a costly venture. You may want to consult a landscape architect or local nursery to find the plants and trees that fit with your design and lifestyle. These experts can also instruct you in how to maintain all of your hard work and when to expect the full impact of your new landscape to take form. Homeowners can browse ideas for gardens in magazines and online, but ultimately it will be up to their personal design preferences and the climate where their home is located to determine which garden will look and grow best.

Georama’s Plant of the Week

Common name: Key Lime Pie Botanical Name: Heuchera As a group the Heucheras, commonly known as Coral Bells, offer the gardener a great range of leaf colours, especially for shady areas. Key Lime Pie forms a nice soft mound of semi evergreen, acid green and lemon foliage with silvery marbling, making it a great low, ground cover plant, growing to no more than 30cm. Key Lime Pie will adapt nicely to part shade, and in full sun the silver marbling will be more pronounced. Good soil is a prerequisite for all Heucheras so don’t skimp on the compost. Bee’s love the small white flowers held up on wiry stems in late spring and summer. Do not trim back the foliage in the fall, but plants can be tidied up in early spring by removing any withered or brown leaves. Once established, Heucheras need little care other than occasional watering, and are resistant to most pests and plant diseases. Key Lime Pie looks great in mass plantings, among geraniums and even grasses. It will make a striking contrast with other darker leaved Heucheras. Planting them in containers on the deck or patio will add a splash of great colour you and your guests will be sure to enjoy! Cheers, Case Grypma for Georama Growers

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Zambian relationship begins SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

Nelson will soon know its Zambian sister city better. A Canadian intern is preparing to travel to the District of Kaoma in Zambia for six months to learn how that city operates and look for opportunities for the new siblings to develop a mutually beneficial relationship.


“Hopefully both cities will be inspired by that and get more from the friendship agreement.”

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Samantha Cacnio, the Richmond, BC-based intern with Victoria International Development Education Association, was in Nelson on Monday learning how our municipality is run. “I’ll be preparing a presentation for the District Council of Kaoma to tell them how [Nelson] operates. And when I come back after my six months I’ll

have another presentation to tell [Nel- municipality that we could potentially son city council] how they run their share, in time, with Kaoma. And likedistrict,” Cacnio explained at a council wise we may identify places where we can also learn from our colleagues in meeting Monday. “Hopefully both cities will be in- Zambia,” Macdonald said. spired by that and get more from the Isabelle Herzig of the Nelson and friendship agreeArea Kaoma ment.” Alliance said Cacnio will also Nelson signed the 10-year muhelp advance nicipal partnerprojects with the Zambian nonship agreement with the District profit Women of Kaoma, Zamfor Change, bia, last Novemwhich works to ber. The relationalleviate poverty, ship is meant to promote gender help Nelson and equality, income Kootenay Lifestyle Specialists generation and Kaoma residents better underopportunities for Precious Kevin 250 354 2958 youth. stand and Cacnio plans come involved Layla 250 354 3369 in global issues. to write about We never stop moving There is no fiher experience in nancial commita blog, which will be posted on the Nelson and Area Kaoma ment from either municipality. Councillor Donna Macdonald said Alliance website ( she is looking forward to Cacnio’s reHer internship is funded through the Canadian International Development port back. “There are services we offer as a Agency.



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Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament

U14 boys golden on home turf SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

This season was the first time boys teams were admitted to the annual Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament in Nelson and the Nelson U14 Selects Boys squad made the most of the opportunity capturing gold. The tournament got off to a bit of a rough start for Nelson on Friday night when they took on Kootenay South (Castlegar/Trail/Rossland/ Fruitvale). The end result was 2-1 for the visitors with Jona Caney scoring the only goal for Nelson. The U14s regrouped on Saturday when they took on Kootenay East and came away with a 3-0 victory. Parker Shaw-Lazier scored a pair and Caney — with amazing

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The Nelson Selects U14 Boys squad celebrates its gold medal Sunday afternoon.

assists from Carter MacleanSimpson, Jaydon Wouters and Shaw-Lazier — notched the other goal. Needing a win on Sunday morning to gain a berth into the gold medal match, the Nelson side came out firing

against Creston and scored a 3-0 win on goals by Aaron Abrosimoff, Marco Falcone and Rowan Megale. Again, amazing assists were provided by Wouters, Gareth Bracewell and Rowan Megale. The U14 boys final pro-

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vided an opportunity for revenge for Nelson as they were matched up against Kootenay South. In a high energy affair, Nelson came out on top with a 3-1 win. Goals came courtesy of Wouters, Shaw-Lazier and Caney.

Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament

U15 girls snatch gold against rivals SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

At the 2013 Terry Walgren Memorial tournament in Nelson, the Nelson U15 Girls Selects played up in the U16 division and won the gold medal. On Friday night, the U15s faced the U16 Nelson Selects. Scoreless through most of the first half, Allie Zondervan scored from distance at the 25 minute mark to open the scoring. That goal would prove to be the only score of the game, giving the U15 squad the 1-0

victory over their older community mates. Saturday afternoon the U15 squad faced the Columbia Valley U16 side and battled hard to a 2-2 draw. Columbia Valley opened the scoring 20 minutes into the first half, but Nelson answered quickly with a goal from Naomi Perkins three minutes later. Columbia Valley scored a second, but Nelson answered once again with a successful penalty kick from Story continues to ‘Rematch’ on Page 20

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DOUKHOBORS AND FRIENDS FOR PEACE CHOIR The Nelson Selects U13 Girls team celebrates its gold medal on Sunday afternoon after defeating Kootenay South Pipeline-Free BC-Locally produced PowerPoint in the final of the Terry Walgren tournament at Lakeside pitch.KEITH WILEY, Kootenays for aBob Hall photo Nelson Star Staff

The Nelson Selects U13 Girls put hard work to the pitch during the Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament this past weekend. The girls played up a division at the U14 level and were in tough in their first game Friday night as they faced a squad from Kootenay South (Castlegar/Trail/Rossland/ Fruitvale). After a scoreless first half, Grace Dehnel scored from outside the 18-yard box with 10 minutes to play. Nelson held on for a 1-0 victory, their first of the season. Saturday the club played Columbia Valley in a game that was dominated by the Nelson side which ended in a 4-0 score. Goal scorers were Ellee Atkinson, Sofia Arcuri, Simone Kirsten and Mattea Langevin. Going into Sunday’s action against Kootenay East (Cranbrook) the girls were feeling confident with their 2-0 record.

All areinwelcome to attend early and participate in the Doukhobor Prayer meeting, joined by First Nations, with emphasis on: Ruby Creighton scored the Prayers first half to give the Selectsfor a the Earth 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM 1-0 lead and Arcuri scored her second of the tournament to cap off a 2-0 victory. With a 3-0 record, the team Speakers • Power Point Presentations • Informational Displays earned a berth in the gold Speakers • Power Point Presentations • Informational Displays medal game versus the older Kootenay South. 1:00 PM – 5:30 Brilliant Cultural Center 2,PM,Brilliant Castlegar The final game saw the visi1:00 PM –June 5:30 PM, Cultural Center 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM, Brilliant Cultural Center GRAND CHIEF STEWART PHILLIP, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs tors come out strong and push GRAND CHIEF Penticton STEWART Indian PHILLIP, President of the UnionAdministrator of BC Indian Chiefs JOAN PHILLIP, Band Councillor, Lands GRAND CHIEF STEWART President of theLands Union ofFirst BC Indian the younger Nelson side to JOAN PHILLIP, Penticton Indian Band Councillor, Administrator GERALD AMOS, Former PHILLIP, Chief Councillor of Kitimat, Haisla NationsChiefs GERALD AMOS, Former Chief ofand Kitimat, Haisla First Nations JOAN PHILLIP, Penticton Band Councillor, Lands Administrator their limits. At half time KooPETER JULIAN, MP, NDPIndian CriticCouncillor for Energy Natural Resources PETER JULIAN, MP, NDP Critic for Energy and Natural Resources GERALD AMOS, Former Chief Councillor of Kitimat, Haisla First Nations tenay South had a 1-0 lead on FIRST NATIONS TRADITIONAL SINGERS, BC, Alberta & Peru FIRST JULIAN, NATIONS TRADITIONAL SINGERS, BC, Alberta & Peru PETER MP, NDP Critic for Energy and Natural Resources WAYNE MCCRORY, Valhalla Wilderness Society-Spirit Bear PowerPoint the locals. WAYNE MCCRORY, Valhalla Wilderness Society-Spirit Bear PowerPoint Midway through the second Defender Sofia Arcuri notched three ALEX ATAMANENKO, MP, BC Southern Interior ALEX ATAMANENKO, MP, BC Southern Interior DOUKHOBORS AND FRIENDS PEACE CHOIRBC, Alberta & Peru FIRST NATIONS TRADITIONAL SINGERS, DOUKHOBORS AND FRIENDS FOR FOR PEACE CHOIR half Nelson came on strong goals on the weekend. KEITH Kootenays for BC-Locally produced produced PowerPoint KEITH WILEY, WILEY, Kootenays for a a Pipeline-Free Pipeline-Free BC-Locally WAYNE MCCRORY, Valhalla Wilderness Society-SpiritPowerPoint Bear PowerPoint In conjunction withfor Gathering of Eagles the girls,” said U13 coach and Atkinson scored on a free All in the the Doukhobor Doukhobor Prayer Prayer meeting, meeting,joined joinedby byFirst FirstNations, Nations,with withemphasis emphasison: on: All are are welcome welcome to to attend attend early early and and participate participate in Prayers for the Earth 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Prayers for the Earth 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM kick to tie the game. With no Pete Quinn. “I couldn’t have ALEX ATAMANENKO, MP, BC Southern Interior further goals it was onto extra been prouder of how they perDOUKHOBORS AND FRIENDS FOR PEACE CHOIR 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM, United Church formed. It was a total team eftime. KEITH WILEY, Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free BC-Locally produced PowerPoint In the non-sudden death fort. PIPELINES, AND ENERGY “It’s TANKERS a great boost of confiovertime, the Nelson girls All are welcomePOLICY to attend early and participate in the Doukhobor Prayer dence for the team heading kicked their game up an extra meeting, joined by First Nations, with emphasis on: Informal Panel & Round Table Discussion into MP, provincial playdowns in notch and dominated with two for the Earth 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM PETER JULIAN, NDP Critic for Energy andPrayers Natural Resources Cranbrook next week. ” goals in the extra frames. With ALEX ATAMANENKO, MP, BC Southern Interior The U13s have the weekher third goal of the weekend,GUESTS SPECIAL end off and will then match Arcuri found theSponsored net once by Alex Atamanenko June 1, Nelson 7:00 PM — 9:00 United Church again and Shaen Panko-Dool up against rivals from around June 1,PM,Nelson 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM, United Church the Kootenays for a shot at the notched her first. PIPELINES, TANKERS AND ENERGY POLICY Informal Panel & Round Table DiscussionPOLICY “It was a great weekend Provincial B Cup in July. PIPELINES, TANKERS AND ENERGY


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Nominate Your Champion...

● A grandparent who reads to you

● A business with a Books Everywhere! bin

● A friend who shares a good book

● A newspaper that supports literacy

● A school that goes above and beyond

● An adult who takes you to the library

● A service club or organization that supports literacy programs

● That incredible teacher who helps you learn

● A volunteer tutor who makes a difference

● A business that supports literacy events

Do you know a Champion for Literacy?

CBAL wants to celebrate all those who have made a significant contribution to literacy in Nelson. Nomination forms are available in the Learning Place, the Nelson Star, the Nelson Public Library and around town.

Deadline for nominations is June 2011 June 30, 9, 2013 For more information call Joan at 250-352-3218 or email at

Community Literacy Award NOMINATION FORM Name of Individual(s), Service Group or Business:____________ _______________________________________________ Nominee(s) Contact Information: Address:_________________________________________ Phone Number:____________________________________ Email Address:_____________________________________ Brief summary of why you are nominating this individual(s), group or business:__________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Nominated by:____________________________________ Phone Number:___________________________________ Email:__________________________________________ Deadline for nominations isJune June9,30, 2011. Nominations may be 2013. submitted by: email to drop of at The Learning Place or the Public NelsonLibrary Public Library Nomination forms available: At the Learning Place, in the Nelson Star, at the Nelson Public Library, in locations around town For more information please call Joan at 250-352-3218


Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament

U14 girls fall just short in final SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

The results for the Nelson Selects U14 Girls had a touch of Greek mythology to them this weekend. As like Icarus, the U14s flew too high and ended up eventually crashing back down to earth. Playing up an age level against regional U15 teams, the U14s came flying out of the gates against Kootenay South U15s (Trail/Castlegar/ Rossland/Fruitvale) on Friday night, jumping into an early lead and then exchanging goals with their opposition until they scored two late second half goals to best their opponents 6-3. Emma Wheeldon continued her early season goal scoring form with a hattrick, ably supported by two from Laurel Halleran and a cracking free kick goal from Megan Tennant. “We blew them away early,” said head coach Iain Harvey. “And I think they were shell-shocked at how well we move the ball around the pitch.” Emma Weiland picked up where she left off from the Coeur d’Alene tournament with a brilliant display in the middle of the park for the Selects. The ladies followed up that success with a resounding 4-1 win over Columbia Valley U15s on Saturday af-

Who is a Champion for Literacy?

A Champion for Literacy nominee can be an individual, service group, organization or business... anyone who has made a commitment to literacy and learning!

Friday, May 31, 2013 Nelson Star

Nelson Selects U14 Girls midfielder Emma Weiland dribbles through Kirsten Hildebrand photo the defenders in Saturday’s action.

ternoon. The U14s continued to surprise their older opponents with their tenacity, passing and movement, and skill levels. Wheeldon was once again on the score sheet with a further two goals, while Halleran and Taylor Zimmer added single markers to the result. “We overcame the setback of them equalizing against us early,” said assistant coach Chris Butterfield. “And then the girls just ground their opponents down with their passing abilities.” Butterfield also singled out Brenna Barnhart as the player of the game for Nelson. “We’ve been preaching a lot of things to Brenna and in this game she just had it all

click for her,” said Butterfield. Nelson could afford to relax slightly for their last round-robin match with Creston U15s on Sunday, as their previous results guaranteed them a place in the final that afternoon. Harvey turned the helm over to second-year assistant Pat Hodgson and he lead the Selects to an extremely lopsided 1-0 win over their regional rivals. “I haven’t seen us dominate a team in such a manner and only score one goal,” said Hodgson after the match. Jasmine Faulkner scored the only goal of the game for Nelson as they peppered the Creston goal but couldn’t quite apply the finishing touch when needed. Amy Hodgson was desper-

ately unlucky in the match as she hit the post despite her terrific work in and around the net. Nelson keeper Ava Strautman had little to do but watch for the vast majority of the match. It all came down to a rematch of the Friday night game for Nelson as they again played Kootenay South for the gold medal on Sunday afternoon. Regrettably, the girls looked like they were jaded from their previous efforts, as Kootenay South jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on their younger opposition and controlled the first half. The U14s regrouped in the second half and started playing as they had all weekend, but the hole they had dug themselves into was too big to get out of and they eventually succumbed to a 3-1 loss. Halleran again scored for Nelson and it was her efforts in the second half along with McKenna Bennett cajoling more out of her teammates that ignited the spark for the Selects in the second half. “The loss in the final was a bitter pill to swallow for us after all our efforts on the weekend,” said Harvey of the match. “But the fact that we dominated teams and players older than us will be yet another building block for us this season as we try to get back to provincials once again.”

Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament

U12 girls finish jamboree undefeated SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

The Nelson Selects (1) U12 Girls squad came away with two wins and a tie this past Sunday at the one-day jamboree that was part of the annual Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament at the Lakeside pitch. In Sunday’s first game against the Kootenay South Storm, the Nelson side tied 2-2 with Michaela Anderson and Alexandra Pompu as standouts in defense and central defense. Sophie Borhi scored both goals for Nelson. In the team’s second

game, Nelson defeated the East Kootenay Rovers 4-0. All players played well with Teigan Barnhart, Ashley Capornero, Ruby Linnen and Sophie Borhi scoring for the Selects. Sophie Edney held firm in goal with Alexis Dyck playing well in defense. The last game of the jamboree was an 8-0 win against the U11 Cranbrook team. Anderson, Borhi, Gretchen Lewandowski, Farrah Marzicola and Rylee Zondervan scored for Nelson. This was the first rep jamboree for half of the team and it was a great experience and a lot of fun for everyone. The U12 Selects in action on Sunday at the jamboree.

Bob Hall photo

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Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament

U13 boys come close on two fronts SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

The Nelson U13 Selects Boys entered two teams into the Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament in Nelson this past weekend by “borrowing” enough U12 players to round out a second team. Both teams played well throughout the weekend, but the team comprised exclusively of U13 boys triumphed over their mixed U12/U13 teammates in the opening game Friday night 3-0. Goals in that game were scored by Ezra Foy, Ernesto Archambault and Thomas Baxter. The next morning, the mixed U12/U13 team played against Kootenay South. In a tightly contested match, the Nelson boys were able to walk away with a 1-1 tie, that co-coach, James Baxter described as, “a terrific effort and display by the boys.” The goal in that game was scored by Keanu Tromans. In the other match, the straight

U13 team easily defeated Columbia Valley 5-1 with goals coming from Jaden Dyck, Milo BaranyaiSheppard, Aidan Mushumanski and a pair from Angus Paterson. With the two wins, the straight U13 team had already booked its ticket to the final, regardless of the results of its final game. But the mixed U12/U13 team needed to win its final game, with a shutout and also have Kootenay South lose to also make the final. In a riveting game, the younger team did their part, beating Columbia Valley 2-0, with both goals coming from Max Spielman and the shutout credited to goaltender Blake Markin-Hellekson. Unfortunately, the straight U13 team was not able to hold on to a 1-0 lead against Kootenay South and ended in a 1-1 tie (with the goal scored by Archambault) that resulted in Kootenay South making the final and ending the dream of an all Nelson gold medal match. “I am so proud of how those boys, with several younger players

on their team, played throughout the tournament,” said U13 coach Kerry Dyck. “To tie Kootenay South and beat Columbia Valley like that is quite an accomplishment. Even though they didn’t make the final, they should be very proud of themselves!” In the final the straight U13 team from Nelson faced Kootenay South for the second time on the weekend. Again, it was a fiercely contested game, with chances going both ways. In the end, Kootenay South prevailed with a 2-1 score, with Luka Eyre scoring the lone Nelson goal. “The boys came so close to tying it in the late stages of the game when they put together a great passing sequence resulting in a great scoring chance in close that just went over the bar,” coach Dyck said of the final contest. “Although we fell just short of our goal of the gold medal, the boys put in a great effort, and should be proud of themselves,” added coach Baxter.

Action from the U13 boys game on Saturday at Lakeside.

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Have you ever seen the bumper sticker that says, “He who has the most toys when he dies wins?” This is an interesting philosophy that many people seem to live by. Our society seems to be gripped with the need for more, or the need for the latest gadget or the newest toy. Now certainly there is nothing wrong with being blessed and having things, but have you ever stopped to consider another bumper sticker I’ve seen? It states: “He who dies with the most toys is still dead.” God tells us in the Bible: “What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?” Now that is a question well worth pondering for every one of us. What is it that captivates your attention? What is it that you apply your time, resources and energy into pursuing? Another important question that we all need to ask ourselves is this, “If I were to die today, would I be ready to stand before God?” If you are not sure about the answer to that question, then may I encourage you to consider a few things God tells us in the Bible? First of all you need to understand that God loves you more than anyone or anything in this world. God says to you in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” In Romans 6:23 we read: “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal starts at 11am Ilumina’s interesting topic will be on life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Unity Centre of the Kootenays “Miracle Healing”

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


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


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


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

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

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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

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Kootenay Christian Fellowship 520 Falls Street, (just off Baker St.)

Join us for our worship celebration in our new location Sunday @ 10:30 AM

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The truth is that all people are born in sin and need a savior. Because God loves you so much, He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to pay the price for your sin by dying on the Cross. If you choose to reject Jesus, then you choose to reject the love and forgiveness of God. If you choose to open your heart to Jesus and follow Him completely, then you choose life. Friend, remember, “He who dies with the most toys is still dead.” Are you ready for the day that you will stand before God?

Schell signs with Thompson Rivers Nelson Star Staff

Recruiting for the 2013-14 Thompson Rivers University WolfPack, for the most part has revolved around three Junior B hockey teams, one of them being the Nelson Leafs of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. WolfPack general manager Chris Hans and head coach Don Schulz announced Wednesday that a second member of the Leafs from 2012-13 has agreed to join the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League club in September. Colton Schell, a 5’11” forward from New Westminster is the WolfPack’s 12th recruit committed for the coming season. Schell will be enrolled in the Police and Justice Studies course at Thompson Rivers. “I am very happy to be able to be a part of the WolfPack team and looking forward to the start of the season,” Schell said. He played 52 games with the Leafs scoring 25 goals and adding 42 assists with 154 minutes in penalty time and added five goals and seven assists in six playoff games. “Colton is a dynamic player who brings a tremendous offensive upside to our line up,” said Hans. “He led the Leafs in the regular season and playoff scoring and was seventh overall in the KIJHL scoring. He also brings some grit to our line up having compiled 154 penalty minutes last season. I expect Colton to have an immediate impact in the BCIHL considering his great junior career which saw him put up 1.1 point per game average over four seasons.” Schell joins defenceman Cam Weir as the Nelson connection with Thompson Rivers.

Rematch much the same

Continued from Page 16 Perkins and the game finished in a tie. In the final game of round robin play, the U15 squad faced the Kootenay South (Trail/ Castlegar/Rossland/Fruitvale) U16 squad. Nelson dominated the game with Zondervan opening the scoring eight minutes after the opening whistle. Later in the first half, Bronwyn Sutherland found the back of the net to bring the score to 2-0 at the half. The score would stand, and the Nelson U15 squad was through to the final. The Sunday championship once again matched the U15s against their older Nelson competition. Darian Voisard opened the scoring with a long strike 8:45 in to the game to give the U15 side an early lead. Shortly after, Lakpa Dietz finished another booming shot from Voisard to increase the U15 lead to 2-0. Despite numerous chances on both sides of the pitch, the 2-0 score would stand and the U15 girls took the gold. “We were impressed by their team’s performance,” said coach Pat Perkins. “Anchored by defenders Merissa Dawson, Emma Gregorich, Kyra Burkart, Kali Horner, Alondra Burton and goaltender Haley Cooke, the entire team showed steady improvement throughout the tournament. “Playing up a division is always difficult. The squad rose to the challenge and as a result were rewarded with the gold medal.Well done!”

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The Nelson Selects (1) U12 Girls squad came away with two wins and a tie this past Sunday at the one-day jamboree that was part of the annual Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament at the Lakeside pitch. In Sunday’s first game against the Kootenay South Storm, the Nelson side tied 2-2 with Michaela Anderson and Alexandra Pompu as standouts in defense and central defense. Sophie Borhi scored both goals for Nelson. In the team’s second

game, Nelson defeated The Nelson Selects (1) U12 Girls had a great the East Kootenay Rov- weekend at the Walgren jamboree tournament. ers 4-0. All players played well with Teigan Barnhart, Ashley Capornero, Ruby Linnen and Sophie Borhi scoring for the Selects. Sophie Edney held firm in goal with Alexis Dyck playing well in defense. The last game of the jamboree was an 8-0 win against the U11 Cranbrook team. Anderson, Borhi, Gretchen Lewandowski, Farrah Marzicola and Rylee Zondervan scored for Nelson. This was the first rep jamboree for half of the team and it was a great experience and a lot of fun for everyone.

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Information Attention University Students A university scholarship & bursary program is available to students attending years 2, 3 & 4 of their first undergraduate degree program at UNIVERSITY from the East & West Kootenay area. Full details & application forms may be requested from: Pisapio Scholarships c/o 421 Baker St. Nelson BC V1L 4H7 or email: Nelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resources Centre Drop in Wed. 12-2 pm at 719 Vernon St., Nelson For info: 250 352-6008; or visit Please join us for the ANKORS AGM from 1-3 pm on Wednesday, June 19, at the ANKORS East office, #46 - 17 Avenue South in Cranbrook. For more information, or if you are interested in being on the ANKORS Board, please call Karen at 250-505-5506 or 1-800-421-2437 SPANISH, Art, Life Coach 250-777-2468 More about me? see Special Olympics-Nelson Annual General Meeting Nelson Sports Council office June 24th 5:30 pm All welcome.

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Root (Pinfold), Leona Roberta

Leona Roberta (Pinfold) Root born September 17, 1924 in Davidson, Saskatchewan passed away peacefully in Quesnel, B.C. on May 26, 2013 with loved ones by her bedside. She leaves to mourn her daughters Linda (Roy) Nicol, Sandra Girolametto, and son Gary (Chris) Knapton, as well as 6 grandchildren, Rob & Ronda Goodenough, Dino & Nicole Girolametto, and Deanna & Dayna Knapton, plus 4 great grandchildren Josh, Christina, Ashley, and Rino and another girl arriving in September as well as extended family members in Ontario. No service by request of the deceased. We’ll all miss you mom. May you rest in peace. Condolences to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 51

Kathleen (Kay) Winifred Swanson 1913 - 2012


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An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta. Castlegar looking for full/part time worker at garden store must have vehicle, customer originated 250-608-2911 Certified Dental Assistant needed Full-Time to start July 2nd, Mon-Thur please send resume to Dr. Zarikoff 515D Vernon St, Nelson, BC V1L 4E9 or fax 250-352-5886 Harvest Rescue Program Coordinator: The Nelson Food Cupboard Society seeks a Harvest Rescue Coordinator. For info, see The position runs July-Oct, 20hr/week,$16.50/hr. Qualifications include volunteer management experience, excellent communication & organizational skills, ability to work flexible hours, physically fit, valid driver’s license & reliable vehicle. Submit resumes to Deadline June 10th.

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Dave Hawes, 68 of Nanaimo, BC died of mesothelioma on April 10th, 2013. Dave is survived by his wife Jan, sons Greg (Cindy), Scot (Tara), Devin (Michele) and grandchildren Arielle, Selina, Shayla, Spencer and Angie.

Everett Wayne KUHN November 5, 1922 May 28, 2013 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of a wellknown local senior, Everett Wayne Kuhn, at the age of 90 in Nelson. Everett will be forever remembered by his son, Ken, daughter-in-law Benita-Anne, and his grandsons, Bryan (Cheri), Greg (Tanya), and Scott (Sandra), his four greatgranddaughters, his brother Lloyd, half-brothers Len and Ray, and half-sister Edna. He was pre-deceased by his loving wife, Amy, and his son, Norm. Ev was born in Irricana, AB and moved to Nelson in 1935 where he grew up, went to school, and played hockey and lacrosse. In 1941 he moved to Vancouver Island to work in logging. He enlisted in WW II and was sent to Europe to serve in the Army. When he was discharged he came back to live in Nelson with his wife, Amy, and raised his family. Ev worked for the Nelson Fire Department for eight years, the CPR for nine years, Algar’s Tire Shop for seven years, and then opened his own business, Andy’s Tire Shop. He sold his business in 1989 when he retired. He played lacrosse for many Nelson teams but also played lacrosse for the Spokane Dynamos in 1948 when the team won the Senior B. Championship for B.C. Ev loved to play golf around the Kootenay golf courses. He was a Life Member of the Granite Point Golf Club and served on the Board of Directors. Ev was also an avid bowler and curler, enjoyed playing pinochle or dominoes at the Senior Centre, and enjoyed gardening on his patio. Ev and his wife, Amy, taught square dancing for over 25 years on the North Shore and taught 200 teenagers every Friday night at the Civic Centre gymnasium for many years. He was awarded Citizen of the Year in Nelson in 1977 for his community service and volunteering. Ev belonged to the Canadian Legion for 30 years and to the Nelson Kiwanis Club for 45 years. He was President of the B.C. Seniors, Nelson Branch 51 from 2006 to 2010. Ev will be missed by many— and especially by his good friend, Lucy Methuen. A Celebration of Everett’s life will be held in early July in Nelson at the Senior Centre.


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A memorial service will be held to celebrate the life of Kathleen Winifred Swanson who passed away in Parksville, B.C. on September 17, 2012. The Memorial Service will be held at Nelson United Church; 602 Silica St. Nelson on Thurs. June 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. There will be a Reception and Tea following at the Church. The Interment will be held on Friday June 7, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery located between Trail and Rossland. Kay met her husband Carl in Montreal and they moved to the West Kootenays in 1946. They lived in Nelson for many years and were very active in the community. She served as Sunday school superintendent at St. Paul’s Trinity United Church, registrar for Camp Koolaree and was on the Nelson Minor Hockey executive board. Kay was a member of the Stitch and Chatter Club, the 56 Church Group and Beta Sigma Phi. Along with Carl, she was a fan and season ticket holder for the Nelson Maple Leafs. Together they belonged to the Silver Slipper Dance Club and sang in the Fairview United Church choir. After Carl’s passing in 1993, Kay moved to Parksville to be near Son Jim and Family and lived at Trillium Lodge for 16 years. Kay is survived by her son Jim Swanson( Pam) of Parksville; daughter Vida Fisher (David) of Stanwood, Michigan; grandchildren Katherine Fisher MacDonald ( Jeremy), David Swanson and Steven Swanson; great grandsons Hank and Walter MacDonald; and nieces and nephews. Kay is pre-deceased by her husband, Carl; grandson, Owen Fisher; parents, Thomas and Margaret Lewis; brother, T. Denton Lewis and sisterin-law, Mary. Kay is remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of your choice.

Lahja (Lottie) MORRIS January 30, 1919 March 18, 2013 Lottie Morris passed away peacefully on March 18, 2013, of health complications, at the Kootenay Boundary Hospital. She was surrounded by loving family who offered gentle care, warm embraces and heartfelt words of support. Lottie was born in Vancouver, BC on January 30, 1919, one of 6 children born to Henry Roos and Mary Holly. She cherished the relationships she had with her siblings – Armas, Eino, Lil, Ilmar and Laila. Lottie married her beau, Jack, on January 30, 1946. Residing in Vancouver, BC, the couple raised two daughters, Holly and Heather, and a son, John. Lottie was a devoted mother and wife, and also had a rewarding career in public service, working for both The Department of National Defence and Canada Post. She retired to Nelson, BC in 1983. A woman with incredible fortitude, Lottie’s siblings, husband and daughter Heather, preceded her in death. Lottie was a beloved ‘Grannie’ to her grandchildren and a wide circle of friends alike thanks to her warm personality, curious mind and adventurous spirit. Lottie always wanted the best for her children, extended family members, in-laws and acquaintances. She was a very caring person, her advice was always well-intended and she maintained a great sense of humour. She was also a very generous individual who contributed, whenever she could, to a diverse-range of charities. Lottie is survived by her children Holly of Nelson and John of Port Hardy, six grandchildren, along with the many family members and friends who loved her - from near and far. She will be fondly remembered for her radiant smile, sparkling eyes and gentle, yet stubborn, nature. A celebration of Lottie’s life will be held later this year, featuring a ceremonial tree planting in her daughter Holly’s yard.

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Nelson Minor Hockey is currently accepting coaching applications for Pee Wee Rep, Bantam Rep, and Midget Rep hockey teams. Applications can be found on the Nelson Minor Hockey Website. They must be fully completed with all requested and applicable details to be considered. Deadline for applications will be June 18, 2013 Part Time Maintenance Position available at Chahko Mika Mall, Nelson BC

Responsibilities include cleaning and maintaining all common areas of the shopping centre, including snow removal and grounds maintenance. Must be able to work in all elements; is customer focused and able to work with minimal supervision. Position is up to 28 hours per week - various shifts Please apply in person: Karen Clarkson Chahko Mika Mall Admin office No phone calls please

RJAMES WESTERN STAR FREIGHTLINER Journeyman Truck & Equipment Partsperson. Busy commercial transport truck dealership in Kamloops has an immediate opening for a journeyman parts person. This position is permanent full time with competitive wage and benefit package. Resumes to Attn: HR Dept 2072 Falcon Rd., Kamloops BC V2C 4J3 Fax: (250)374-7790 Email: Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Medical/Dental 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.

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ON-CALL CASUAL CLERK The City of Nelson is recruiting for an on-call Casual Clerk to support our Finance Department. This position is responsible for varied and complex clerical work involving contact with the public both on the phone and in-person. Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge of finance and accounting principles. Please reference competition #13CU20 in your application.

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Further information about this position including required qualifications can be found by visiting the City of Nelson Website at

Career Opportunities

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume by Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 to: Human Resources, City of Nelson, #101 – 310 Ward Street, Nelson, BC, V1L 5S4; or fax to: 250.352.2131 or email to:


Service Advisor


Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick GMC seeks an energetic, customer-focused and professional service advisor. Duties include scheduling maintenance and repair work, providing estimates, selling service and parts, coordinating technicians and embracing administrative tasks. Strong communication and multitasking skills required.

International Forest Products Ltd. is looking for ticketed “B” Welders with Millwriting experience, Planer Tech 1, electricians, and millwrights to join our lumber manufacturing facility in Castlegar, BC. The skilled individuals must be self motivated, able to work on their own and in a team environment. Applicants must be flexible with shift scheduling and trade lines. Interfor offers a competitive wage and benefits package as outlined in the USW Southern Interior Master Agreement. Interested candidates are invited to submit resumes by June 21, 2013 to Interfor’s front office in Castlegar. Candidates can also submit their resume by mail, fax, or email to: PO Box 3728, Castlegar BC, V1N 3W4 Fax #: (604) 422-3252 Email:

Our standards are high because our customers deserve the best treatment when entrusting their vehicles to us. We offer excellent benefits, bonuses and a positive working environment. This is a full-time position. If you have sales or service experience outside the auto sector, we will also seriously consider your application. Please send your resume with cover letter to: Mitch Rinas, Controller Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick GMC 1700 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 2M8 Fax: (250) 365-3949 Email:

Pacific Insight Electronics (PI) is a leading supplier of integrated solid state lighting solutions for the automotive, commercial and specialty vehicle markets. PI is seeking an experienced, highly motivated team player to fill the position of Accounting Clerk within the Company’s Accounting and Finance Department. Responsibilities: Reporting to the Controller, the successful applicant will be responsible for processing monthly Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable transactions including invoice data entry, posting of cash receipts, conducting month end account reconciliations, providing clerical support within the accounting department and other duties as assigned. Position Qualifications and Experience: The preferred candidate will possess a Diploma in accounting combined with a minimum of three years of experience as an accounting clerk with demonstrated experience in the areas of Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable. This position requires excellent data entry skills combined with strong communication and organizational skills.

Please forward a cover letter and resume highlighting your qualifications to: For further information visit us at

The award-winning Castlegar News has an opening for an experienced full time Advertising Sales Representative.


We’re on the net at

We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for a interview will be contacted.

Help Wanted

Advertising Sales Representative

Help Wanted

CALL FOR PROPOSALS GLACIER CREEK REGIONAL PARK CAMPGROUND HOST The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is accepting applications for an onsite campground host for Glacier Creek Regional Park located on Duncan Lake north of Meadow Creek BC. The Glacier Creek Regional Park Host will be responsible for providing a safe, sanitary, socially acceptable, environmentally responsible, rustic public recreation opportunity. The host will help recover operational costs through the collection of camp fees. The host will be required to provide personal onsite accommodation and will report to the RDCK Parks Operation Supervisor while maintaining open communication with the Glacier Creek Regional Parks Commission (GCRPC). This position will run from June 20th 2013 through September 15th 2013. The host will be paid $3,500/month for a total of $9,800 and the potential to share in a small portion of camp fee retention. The host will also have an opportunity to sell firewood within the campground, for profit, if desired. A copy of the Call for Proposals is available on the RDCK website Public Notices/Tenders and/or at RDCK reception.

The successful candidate will be required to meet sales targets by deepening relationships with existing clients and developing new business with an aggressive face-to-face cold calling mandate. The ability to work independently in an extremely fast paced environment while adhering to deadlines is a must. Candidates considered for the position will be results oriented, strong communications, and be willing to learn and adapt in an ever changing business environment. A vehicle and a valid driver’s license is required. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan along with a strong benefit package. Black Press has over 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resume with a cover letter by 5:00 pm Friday May 31st, 2013 to: Chuck Bennett Group Publisher Black Press, Kootenays Thank you to all who apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Proposals must be clearly marked “Call for Proposals – Glacier Creek Regional Park Host” and must be received by mail, e-mail or hand delivered to the office of the Regional District of Central Kootenay, 202 Lakeside Drive, Box 590, Nelson, B.C. V1L 5R4, no later than 2:00 pm (local time) on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013. Inquiries and proposals may be addressed to Cary Gaynor Parks Operation Supervisor (250) 352 1510

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Merchandise for Sale

Trades, Technical

Garage Sales

Technician required for Central Interior dealership. Preference to techs with GM experience. Email resume to:

Castlegar (Ootischenia) June 1st, 8 am to 12 noon Waterloo Rd, Construction materials, windows, entry door scaffolding, tools, household items, furniture Info 250-365-6268


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

Pets & Livestock

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

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

Merchandise for Sale

Food Products

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 FOR SALE: 1975 518 Line Skidder. 9633 hours. Well maintained, tight machine. $11,000. Contact Roland evenings 250-342-2977. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 TOPSOIL and gravel for sale. Free fill available. Six Mile area, north Nelson. Phone 250-509-0961

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

Real Estate For Sale By Owner


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

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

Garage Sales 1105 Ward Street, Sat. June 1st, 7am-1pm, A little something for everyone Early Birds welcome! Rain or Shine


Above Kootenay Lake. 4km to Ashram, Marine, Golf Course, 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:


Apt/Condo for Rent


Commercial/ Industrial CASTLEGAR

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

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


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 $1700/mo + utilities Tel: 604-617-6560 CASTLEGAR (OOTISCHNIA) 2 Bdrm upstairs, clean appliance are incl, small pets? N/S, 250-365-1545 Fairview-3 bdrm avail June 1st , near bus stop & school with garden space looking for long term F/S, WD DW N/S N/P $1175/m + util 250 825-4424


1996 Dodge Ram 2500, 4x4, reg cab, long box, DIESEL, auto, PW, power seat, cruise, power mirrors, incredible condition. $8,200.obo. 250-4420122 / 250-493-1807.


Auto Financing

Duplex / 4 Plex

Fantastic 3 bdrm home in Rosemont. On June 1st your new half duplex is available. It is 3 bdrm, 2 bath. Lots of storage, big kitchen, dining room and a living room with a great view of the mountains. Close to Rosemont Elementary. Both sides have fenced in backyards with decks. 2 vehicle parking. Pets welcome with damage deposit. $1400/m + hydro each. Call to see your new home 250 505-9339

06 Dodge Laramie Qd/Cb low mileage 72 k kl new condition, new tire & brakes $20,000 352-5679

Want to Rent Nelson - Castlegar area considered: Responsible young couple require accom for $800/m, must have access to public transit. Good ref avail. Veronica @ 352-9876

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

1/2 Duplex Uphill Nelson Available July 1 $1200/mo plus utilities. Recently upgraded 3-4 bedroom, 2 bath, full basement, W/D, F/S, yard parking, close to bus, park. Looking for responsible, quiet people with references. No smoking, no pets. Call 250359-6609

Trucks & Vans

WOODLAND PARK HOUSING CO-OP affordable clean 3 bedroom townhouse with basements centrally located and close to amenities, park like setting Applications forms at #1,1692 Silverwood Crescent Castlegar, 250-365-2677 leave msg

Mid Uphill 2 brd suite private entrance and driveway W/D N/S Pet neg $950/m incl util avail June 1st 354-5324




Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul

1-888-204-5355 for Pre-Approval


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

Castlegar Sat, June 1, 8-1 208 Lakeview St, household lawnmower, misc, light fixtures






Friday, May 31, 2013 Nelson Star


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

Our classified ads are on the net! Check it out at Boats 1992 170 CAMPION ALLANTE

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

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land

FrontCounter BC Cranbrook has accepted an application made by Bruce Ross and James Ross of Box 73 Balfour BC VOG ICO, on behalf of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Kootenay Region, for a License of Occupation (Residential, Private Moorage) for the purpose of installing a dock situated on Provincial Crown land approximately 1 km west of Balfour described as Lot 1 District Lot 192 KD Plan 12827. The MFLNRO File Numbers that have been established for this application are 4405359. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to FrontCounter BC, 1902 Theatre Road, Cranbrook B.C., VI C 7G 1 or email Comments will be received by FrontCounter BC until June 30, 2013. FrontCounter BC may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please refer to our website ¤ Search ¤ Search by File Number: 4405359 for more information. These applications will be available for viewing at the Service BC Center in Nelson, BC. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the FOI Advisor at the Ministry of Natural Resource Operations regional ofÀce.

Price $8,500

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1998 Lund 14’ w/c fishing boat 20 hp evinrude, easy load trailer c/w 2 scotty down riggers new hummingbird 565 fish finder, rod holders, seats 250-226-7285 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 CAMPION Cuddy, 1975 17’6”, 120hp OMC & 9hp Mariner kicker, w/Cal. trailer, excellent condition w/full clears/canvas, $4,750, 250-229-5742

1988 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, Pad fee is paid to April 1st, 2014, 365-4740

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

Cars - Domestic

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World’s Finest FISHING BOATS

Shared Accommodation CO-OP living situation at Tara Shanti Lodge in Kootenay Bay $400 per tenant/mth, this includes Hydro. References required. Call 403 863-6848 or email

Suites, Lower Castlegar 2 Bdrm basement suite, unfurnished, Private Ent & Patio, Oglow sub $700/mth + 1/2 electrical 250-365-6895

2004 Grand Prix GT

Brand new winter tires & extra set of summers. New brakes, front & rear, recent oil change, brand new set of headlight lenses w/extra set of bulbs (low & high beam), loud stereo w/ 10 inch subs & amp, very clean, lots of power, very reliable! $4000 obo. Comes with 3/4 tank of gas ~ 250-357-0122

A healthy local economy depends on you


Need some extra money for a road trip? The NELSON STAR is looking for people to deliver the Nelson Star door to door in SALMO! Contact: Liz Simmons Nelson Star Circulation Manager 250.352.1890 or

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Hume Student at BC Elementary Track and Field Championships

Local Grade 4 student takes track meet by storm SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Matthew Erickson, a Grade 4 student at Nelsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hume Elementary School, captured four gold and three silver medals at the 2013 BC Elementary Track and Field Championships held this past weekend in Richmond. Erickson finished first in the 10-year-old boys 60m dash, 600m run, 1,000m run

The meet was well attended, with over 700 competitors (Grades 3 to 7) representing 55 teams from across BC, including public and private schools and track and field clubs. There were 150 competitors in the 10-year-old boys category in which Erickson competed. Erickson is new to the sport, having first been introduced to track and field this Erickson (in front) lead the pack in 1,000m race and set a meet record. spring in Trail.

and long jump. He set meet records in all three running events. Erickson placed second in the 60m hurdles, high jump and discus throw. He came in tenth in the shot put. Hume school, with Erickson as its sole entrant, finished first in the 10-year-old boys division. In the team awards Hume won the aggregate for teams with the most points for a non-Lower Mainland team.

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Proceeds go to St. Saviours Piano Fund

Household goods, LOTS of GOOD items



Saturday June 1st 9:00am - 12:00pm

Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Walk (Sprout Dr) MULTI - FAMILY SALE

Snowblower, Windsurfer, Furniture, 0-4yr girls clothes, Household items & Much more


Saturday June 1st 9:00am - 1:00pm

420 3rd Street



Saturday June 1st 8:00am - 2:00pm

2206 Silverking Rd Fridge, TV, riding mower, double chariot, dining room table and chairs & lots more


Saturday June 1st 8:00am - 12:00pm

Multi - Family Garage Sale Humidifier, Blow-up bed & Lots of other good stuff


Saturday June 1st 8:00am - 12:00pm

704 Railway Street Everything Must GO!!

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Saturday June 1st 8:00am - 4:00pm

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Saturday June 1st 8:00am -

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Multi Family Garage Sale

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Multi Family Garage Sale

Toys, clothes, tools & so much more


Saturday June 1st 9:00am - 12:00pm


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Friday, May 31, 2013 Nelson Star

Granite Pointe’s Annual Ladies Golf Tournament

Everything comes up roses

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The 2013 Tournament of Roses was held at Granite Pointe Golf Club on Tuesday. Winners included (L-R) Dorothy Garland and Sue Moisey (overall low gross), sponsor Doug Stoddard of the Nelson and District Credit Union, and submitted photo Marcia Marinas and Michelle Palm (overall low net). SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

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The Granite Pointe Ladies Club hosted their annual Tournament of Roses on Tuesday. The overall low gross winners were Dorothy Garland and Sue Moisey with a score of 91 and overall low net winners were Marcia Marinas and Michelle Palm with a 63. Other results include: Peace Rose Flight #1: 1st low gross Sherry McIvor and Tammy Avis (84); 2nd low gross Roma Crispin and Carol Reay (85); 3rd low gross Fran Farnsworth and Pat Lawrence (91). 1st low net Lynn Foster and Bev Stevens (66); 2nd low net Linda

Tamblyn and Ann Gouk (66); 3rd low net Arlette Dunbar and Connie Kostash (68). Tea Rose Flight #2: 1st low gross Laurie Hepple and Bev Poole (89); 2nd low gross Lorna Maxwell and Mary Gris (91); 3rd low gross Cathie McLaren and Audrey Arcuri (93). 1st low net Heather Pottle and Cheri Carlson (66); 2nd low net Corrine Scheldrup and Shirley Wolbaum (66); 3rd low net Verna Chernoff and Linda King (72). Queen Elizabeth Rose Flight #3: 1st low gross Lois Cutler and Hilda Taylor (96); 2nd low gross Marie Berg and Bronwen McLeod (101); 3rd low gross Marlene Symmonds and Lor-



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raine May (108). 1st low net Marlene Ink and Gwen Acres (68); 2nd low net Mary-Ann McLellan and Maxine McLean (72); 3rd low net Fran Crawford and Joan Jordan (79). Closest to the pin winners were Dorothy Garland, Shirley Wolbaum and Maxine McLean. Longest drive winners were Pat Lawrence, Ann Gouk and Hilda Taylor. Longest putt was won by Marianne Lefley, the zigzag drive was won by Heather Pottle and Lorna Maxwell won the water ball. The event’s major sponsors were the Nelson and District Credit Union, Sears, Ted Allen’s Jewellery and many other businesses contributed generously.

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Youth Swimmer Ranked in Top Five in Canada.

Andrusak swims into the elite pic champions Ryan Lochte and Elizabeth Beisel entered the meet. Lochte won five medals — two of them gold — at last year’s London Summer Games and beat teammate Michael Phelps in the 400 metre individual medley. Beisel, who packs a lot of talent into her fivefoot-six, 146-pound frame, won silver in the 400 IM and bronze in the 200 backstroke. Andrusak — who now lives and trains Victoria — made the B final in the 100 breaststroke, 200 IM, and 400 IM and a C

SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Nelson’s Jordan Andrusak competed in the Mel Zajac Jr. International, also known as the Canada Cup series for swimming at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver last weekend. The senior international meet featured Canada’s Olympic and national swimmers as they train and prepare for the World Championships this summer. The meet garnered even more prominence when the reigning Olym-

final in the 200 breaststroke in the open age class senior meet. The 14-year-old’s time of 1:14.59 broke a Vancouver Island record from 2007, placing her 16th overall. As well, her 200IM time 2:25.73 broke a club record and placed her 13th overall and her 400IM time of

5:06.16, again a club record, placed her 13 overall amongst senior national swimmers. Andrusak now ranks in the top five in Canada for girls 13-14 in the respective events. Lochte provided great leadership to the younger swimmers attracting atten-

tion from many of the female competitors for photo opportunities. Andrusak and her Pacific Coast Swimming team competes in a Southern California meet next month before BC Provincials in mid-July and Canadian Age Group Nationals in Quebec in late July.

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: 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.


He’s a healthy 1 year old Terrier cross. Gets along with other dogs and cats. Will be a loyal companion. Read more at

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Robert Goertz 250.354.8500


Wide open spaces with water and great sun on approximately 2 useable acres in Krestova. Two-bed, two-bath 1994 mobile home has an addition that creates a nice entry/office space and adds to the functionality of the floor plan. Established garden area and lots of room to expand on this gently sloped property. MLS # 2218683


He’s a big love; Saint Bernard mix, 2 years old. He needs an experienced dog owner who can handle his exuberance, can provide lots of daily exercise, and continue Jax’s obedience training (his commands are very good).

Call Robert


Nelson’s Jordan Andrusak (left) had an opportunity to meet swimming superstar Ryan Lochte at last weeksubmitted photo end’s meet in Vancouver.

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Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584


Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443


Kristina Little 250-509-2550



Call Lev or Norm 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!


Survey closes June 3, 2013.

Located 15 min from Nelson this 4-bed, 2-bath home is sure to meet your criteria. Features include hot tub, paved driveway, underground sprinkler system, spacious room sizes, double attached garage and a spacious half acre lot to enjoy. This will not disappoint, call today.


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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. Minutes from town. Call today.

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


This gorgeous 2 year old Collie – Shepherd cross also needs an experienced dog owner who will continue the training that KAAP has started around his protective issues. He responds well to positive handling, and loves walks and play time.

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


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(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 31, 2013 Nelson Star

After 14 years on Baker we are moving to our new home at

115 HALL STREET Beside Sears

We want to thank all of our customers,

friends and neighbours for the support we have received over the last 14

years! We will miss Baker Street and our friends and neighbours, but we

are thrilled to open our new location on Hall Street.

Please come and see us. Opening day June 1st!

250-352-5530 ~ 1-888-352-5530 ~

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Cedar Creek Cafe

Lucky Cupcakes is happy to announce a sweet match will be made at 503 Baker Street beginning June 1, 2013! Our well-loved, artisanal desserts together with fine offerings of

We look forward to serving you at 503 Baker Street! Everything you love... and more!

Open 11-5 Tuesday to Saturday 564 Baker Street 250.352.7370

May 31st - Tantrum Desire w/ Deeps, Dirty Tactix vs. L-Nix June 1st - Lars Moston Berlin House June 6th - Dancekids Dance Kevin McAlister & J Wolf June 7th - Clicks & Whistles June 8th - The Cave Singers with Special Guests June 13th - Michael Red Lighta! June 14th - Tofu Stravinsky w/ Chinese for Travelers June 15th - Electro Swing Club June 20th - Clinton Swanson & Friends June 21st - Vinyl Richie & DJ Hoola Hoop June 22nd - Deep Dark Woods June 25th - Besnard Lakes w/ July Talk & Grounders June 29th - Arthur Funkarelli July 6th - Live Burlesque Show July 19th - The Boom Booms July 20th - Fort Knox Five July 25th - The Cat Empire

Come Try our New meNu ITems! Food delivery: Sunday to thurSday 9am- 11pm Friday and Saturday 9am - midnight

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Music at the Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw continues through the spring and summer with a wide range of performers showing up. Here’s what’s coming: On Thursday, June 6 see Canadian singersongwriter Lynn Jackson, with her gentle voice, rich instrumentation and sweet melodies and a sound that is roots-Americana with a hint of folk-pop. On Thursday, June 13, drop by to listen to Factories and Alleyways, a band of brothers, bonded together in the melodies they sing and the stories they tell. Like a pot of beans simmering over a campfire on the lonesome high plains, The Real Ponchos’ music has a deep, soulful and honest groove. On Monday June 17, they will be shuffling into the Cedar Creek Cafe to help you find yours! On Thursday, June 20 Buckman Coe delivers a worldbeat concoction of sun-sweetened folk, down-home Americana and souldrenched roots. Most Cedar Creek Cafe music begins at 6:30 p.m. and admission is usually a donation for the performers. For more information, contact the Cafe at 250-226-7355.

Lars Moston

British-German DJ/producer Lars tracks, most recently “Oh My God” Moston from Berlin is a solo art- and “I Go Round” on Malente’s new ist as well as one half of Moston & label No Brainer Records, which Malente. You can find his tracks and will also be releasing Lars Moston’s remixes on some of the hottest la- forthcoming solo EP. bels in dance music today, including When DJing, Lars Moston mixes Top Billin, No Brainer, up unique, energetic sets Wearhouse, Coco Mamade up of cutting edge Lars Moston chete, Moonbootique House, lots of unreleased June 1 Doors 10 p.m. and Discobelle. material and his own edSpiritbar Moston & Malente its. Combining a bit of Cover $5 have been big in the tongue in cheek humour game ever since their with dance floor functionfirst release "In the Sky" on Ham- ality, Lars’s sets are raising roofs all burg-based Moonbootique Rec. over the place and he has headlined became a worldwide club hit back shows from San Francisco to Sibein 2004. Since then, the duo has ria with positive electronic party put out a whole bunch of massive sound.

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{vurb} columnist So yeah, to overuse a common cliche, the drummer is almost certainly the backbone of any good live band. I know some people like to be contrarians and bestow this honour upon the bassist, but let's be honest: that's often just a consolation prize for never being heard and getting constantly overlooked. Don't worry, diligent bassists. I still love you. But those drums... it's hard to compare to a nice, taught set of tom toms. But what happens when that backbone leaves the body to embark on his or her own and create a meaningful artist statement? If the backbone in question is named Lars Ulrich, just subtract the back off the beginning of bone and add a head to the end of it. And then brace for discomfort. Luckily for us, bonehead Lars is nowhere in sight, and we can breathe a collective sigh of relief. Which brings us to... Pick a Piper - Pick a Piper Pick a Piper is the brainbaby of Brad Weber, drummer for the critically-acclaimed, Polarisnominated Canadian artist Caribou. Now, when it comes to side-projects, I have the tendency to fall off the fence into the decidedly meh category. But from the album cover (What IS that anyway?? It looks like Dr Seuss' venereal disease — in a good way!) to its opening sounds, it's clear that we're getting something unique and exciting. Pick a Piper is a beat-enthusiast's album, all the way through. Without the burden of a frontman's ego to keep him in the spotlight,

Weber has put together a full-on collaborative album, bringing in guest vocalists from the likes of Born Ruffi ans, Braids (my Canadian music crushes -- and the reason that I knew my girlfriend was cool enough to date when she put on their album Native Speaker the first time I was at her place), and Ruby Suns. So the album is varied in terms of voices, but it's the complex and beautiful drum patterns that tie the whole thing together. If I could bestow a gerund on Pick a Piper — and I'm in control of this review, so why can't I?? — it would be shimmering. In the best sense of the word. The percussion zooms around through the mix, sometimes glitchy and spastic, sometimes smooth and dream-like, but always outfi tted with this sort of deliberate sparkling veneer. The voices are awash in reverb, blending in with the thick and varied

synth noises throughout the album. The best guest vocals on the album come courtesy of Raphaelle Standell-Preston of Braids. Her turn in the song "Once Were Leaves" is hypnotic and binding, full of loops and echoes. Think Austra with a little more upper register. One of Pick a Piper's surprising strengths is incorporating and blending a brass section into the music. Yeah, we've been seeing a lot of the brass lately, with its mid-2000s explosion into indie rock, but I don't think I've heard it utilized this well in electronic-slanting music before. The flute and brass sections in "South to Polynesia" are particularly delicious, verging at times on becoming free form jazz solos without (thankfully!!) quite reaching that point. Altogether, Pick a Piper is a polished and mature artistic statement that sometimes even surpasses some of Caribou's better work. You likely find similarities between Pick a Piper and Caribou, but that's to be expected. But if there's one bit of solid, bulletproof praise, it's this: when I was playing this record around the house for my girlfriend, who I always, shamelessly, try to impress with my musical choices, stopped what she was doing, turned her head, and immediately said, "Whoa, who is this? I want it!" Pick a Piper will be playing Nelson on June 26 in the Kootenay Coop Radio CJLY Basement. I've honestly never been in there and I have no idea what to expect. But, hey, as I always say, if it's a jumpy and sweaty basement show in an unfamiliar location, count me in!

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alking around her little community of Ymir, Carla Stephenson radiates with civic pride. She’s excited to show first time visitors the river that runs through the heart of town and an old mining site that was reclaimed as a frisbee golf course. Up the hill, she points out a beautiful church that’s been transformed into a private residence, and the old school house that was used as a set in The Tall Man movie and had its exterior paint scuffed off to make it appear more rustic. “What’s not to love?” she beams. This affection for their surroundings prompted Carla and her husband Shawn to create a festival that would bring new visitors into the town. Started last year as a single day event, The Tiny Lights festival has grown into a two-day celebration of music, art, theatre and history. The event it modelled after the popular Artswells festival in Nothern BC, where the couple has run a stage for the past decade. Before starting Tiny Lights, the couple invited 25 of their friends up to Artswells to learn how it’s run. “Those people became our base of volunteers who helped us make the festival happen last year,” Carla explained. Tiny Lights takes place in five intimate indoor venues around town, all within walking distance of each other. Camping is available for people who want to stay overnight and there’s talk of a shuttle running between Ymir and Nelson.

Because the venues are so small, many performers have multiple sets in different locations to give more people an opportunity to see them. “We’ll have the schedules online soon, so people can plan out where they need to be to catch the performers they’re interested in seeing,” Carla said. “Venues will fill up, so we always encourage people to arrive a little early to make sure they get in.” Some of the highlights from the weekend include music by Jaron Freeman Fox and the Opposite of Everything, Miami Device, Miss Quincy, and CR Avery. There will also be theatre, spoken word, dance,

art, workshops and demos. “It’s crazy how much is going on over the two days,” Carla said. “There’s stuff for families or there’s an adult-only stage — you can really design your own festival depending on your interests.” The Tiny Lights Festival is June 15 and 16. The all-access adult pass is $75, while the all-access youth pass is $45. There are also day passes available for $40 for adults of $25 for youth. Physical tickets can be purchased at Booksmyth (338 Baker Street) in Nelson or at the Ymir General Store. You can also buy tickets and see the full festival lineup at

Kootenays’ best singer Two Nelson singers will compete for the title of the Kootenays’ Best Singer this Saturday in Cranbrook. Gabe McDonald and Charlie Pears-Smith topped the Nelson’s Best Singer competition last February, earning them a place in the Kootenay-wide competition. They’re up against singers from Grand Forks, Castlegar, Creston, Cranbrook, Kimberley and Fernie. Organizer Vern Gorham said he’s very impressed with this year’s group of talented singers from each community. “With the high level of the local best singer champions from each community, I do not envy the job that the judges will have to try to determine who will win the crown of 2013 Kootenays Best Singer Champion,” Gorham said. Each community sends two singers to the finals. In the running from Grand Forks are Missy Faulkner and her older sister Wendy Faulkner; Castlegar has Mateo Villa and Kelsea Dorosz as its two finalists; Creston produced Victoria Bowns and Ben Lansing; Cranbrook’s best singers are Tyrel Hawke and Jamie Byram; Kimberley saw Devin Fikis and Kathleen Decosse advance; and Fernie’s top two singers are Maria Landa and Claire Bernier. “A number of the best singers from each community were relatively young this year, but are immensely talented,” Gorham noted. Both Nelson singers are still in high school, and Fernie’s Bernier is just 11-years-old. The singing competition will be held on June 1 at the the Alliance Church in Cranbrook at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door or $5 for children. To reserve a ticket, email or phone 250-428-0305.

Self Design High summer programs, travel opportunities for youth What are you doing this summer? SelfDesign High has many exciting intensives and camps at different locations in BC and abroad. Whether you want to do something just for fun, or earn a few high school credits while enjoying summer activities, we have something for you. SelfDesign High summer programs kick off on July 2 with the Summer Visual Arts Intensive in collaboration with the Oxygen Arts Centre, now in its fourth year. This is a month-long intensive for youth who are passionate about making art and sharing their work with the community through an exhibition that the youth co-curate with their mentor. Then the Zero Waste Youth Camp and Senior Directors Seat kick off on July 8.

The Zero Waste Youth Camp, created by Earth Matters, offers youth the opportunity to look at environmentalism through the lens of the zero waste movement, leading to hands on work in the community using reclaimed tents from the Shambhala Music Festival to upcycle into bags! At Senior Directors Seat, presented by Watershed Productions, participants pitch, script, direct and produce their own short films using professional camera and sound gear, and then edit their film to show the world! For youth who want to go a little farther with their summer adventure, Seeding the Future is a course offered in Bimini, Bahamas by SelfDesign Institute graduate, Tracey Huguley. This is

a hands-on workshop, focused around building a self-renewing learning community of teens that learns about marine science (dolphins and sharks), agriculture (small space gardening), and economy of place (examining resources we use in our daily lives). On another ocean, farther north, Surpass summer camp commences near Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast on July 21. Surpass is an exciting program filled with fun and learning activities and the opportunity to make meaningful connections with other youth. Now in its fourth year, Surpass takes place at Camp Byng, in the heart of the great outdoors of the Sunshine Coast. Then from August 14 to September 6, back in the Kootenays, SelfDesign High

partners with Kootenay Co-op Radio to offer the Telling Stories in Sound: Radio Production Summer Intensive, where youth explore the tools and techniques used to tell compelling stories on the radio and create their own radio shows. Finally the YA! Experience concludes summer with an 11-day Kootenay mountain adventure based at the Tipi Camp on Kootenay Lake described as an experience of self discovery that nurtures appreciation, gratitude, compassion, where young adults have the time to discover who they really are, what their gifts and talents are, and what they really care about. For more information and to register visit or call 250-354-1310.


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beams of mist out across the audience. Icelandic post-rockers Sigur Ros brought the gorge to The Sasquatch music festival, set by the cliffs a stunned standstill amidst their otherworldly of the stunningly scenic Columbia River in cen- tenderness and fury. Frontman Jonsi even did tral Washington, was a great way to spend last a minor stage-destruct on his way out, tossing weekend, for both myself and the thousands a wooden piano bench out into the darkness. of other Canadians who Sunday offered many annually make the trek more chances for those south. This year the memorable Sasquatch weather was cooperamoments. A crowd gathtive, the lineup of artists ered together for a bomwas expansive, and the bastic impulsive singing music was loud: everyof “O Canada” following thing as it should be. Vancouver hip-hop artist If you had been on the Shad’s impressive set. hunt for that rare SasLone folkie, The Tallest quatch sighting, that Man on Earth, took to elusive moment that you the main stage, only to know you’d only get to fill the entire amphitheexperience once, there atre with a dynamic and were plenty of opporcharismatic solo stage Bear Mountain tunities. Concertgoers, show. One man declared waiting in line to use the he was determined to omnipresent “Honey Buckets” (a peculiar, but remain at the front of the crowd until Mumford strangely soothing euphemism for portable out- & Sons played… eight hours later. We didn’t houses) forgot about their bladders and danced stick around to find out if he survived Dropkick full-out when indie favourites Vampire Weekend Murphys’ rabble-rousing Celtic punk madness. began playing on the stage nearest them. MacklThat night, Canadian electronic prodigy emore brought the amphitheatre to a rousing Grimes emerged from a wall of smoke, wind cheer with a pro-marriage equality speech and whipping her hair and dress, and put on one of song “Same Love.” Later that night, I actually got the most powerful, weird and wonderful shows to be on hand to hear Baauer drop an authen- of the weekend. She paused in between songs tic, confetti-drenched, shamelessly fun Harlem to mutter her gratitude, acknowledge a CanaShake, lion growls and all. dian flag in the audience, and giggle nervously, Vancouver electro-pop band Bear Mountain before breaking into yelps, screams, and a sea got the day started on Saturday, playing to an of percussive noise once again. enthusiastic, predominantly Canadian audience. But life calls eventually. Without the benefit Rockers Divine Fits busted out a totally justified of a long weekend to keep me partying through cover of Frank Ocean’s R&B song “Lost.” In the Monday, I drove back to Nelson to continue that comedy tent, Nick Offerman of NBC’s “Parks and thing called normal life. Monday’s lineup would Recreation” praised the benefits of red meat to a have been great to see, but three days of music crowd of thousands. New York indie-pop group fed me plenty, unlike the sub-par festival food Caveman brought the cinematic gorge view to (bring your own lunch, seriously). And hey, even life with their wide, dense music. if the legendary beast Sasquatch isn’t actually That night, The xx lit up the amphitheatre real, at least there were plenty of amazing mowith a smoke-and-light show that cast purple ments to make up for that. Eli Geddis

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FLIKS presents Still Mine on Wednesday June 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson. Based on true events, Micheal McGowan’s exquisitely crafted and deeply affecting love story about a couple in their twilight years is laced with wry humor. Still Mine tells the heartfelt tale of Craig Morrison (Academy Award nominee James Cromwell), who comes up against the system when he sets out to build a more suitable house for his ailing wife Irene (Geneviève Bujold). Using the same techniques to build his new home as his shipbuilding forbearers used, Craig quickly gets on the wrong side of an overzealous government inspector, when he (God forbid) uses unstamped wood milled from his own trees. As Irene becomes increasingly ill, and amidst a series of stop-work orders , Craig races to finish the house. Hauled into court and facing jail, Craig takes a final stance. After this screening, FLIKS takes a break for the summer and returns in the fall for its 11th year of presenting quality movies in Nelson. For more information, please go to

Yasodhara Ashram is celebrating its 50th anniversary year with the introduction of a new day program called “A Taste of the Ashram,” which will run the the first Saturday of each month from June to September. While day visitors are welcome year round at the Ashram, this new and specially designed program provides scheduled activities for the day. The program offered on June 1, July 6, August 3 and September 7 runs from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and includes a yoga class, lunch and guided tour of the grounds, including an overview of the Ashram’s environmental initiatives and gardens. All are welcome to participate. The cost is $25 for adults or $10 for children. The Ashram is located at 527 Walker’s Landing Road about five minutes from the Kootenay Bay Ferry. Yasodhara Ashram is a Yoga Retreat and Study Centre founded in 1963 by Swami Sivananda Radha. It remains a vibrant community welcoming people of all ages and backgrounds to discover the transformative power of yoga. The Ashram is like a small village with 115 acres on the east-shore of Kootenay Lake in the mountains of southeastern BC. The yearround population averages 50 to 55 people, with seasonal peaks of 100 to 110. Yasodhara Ashram is a Canadian charity and a registered educational institution. It is operated by volunteers in the tradition of charity and service embodied in its constitution. For more information see or contact 250-227-9224 or



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A local production of the musical Cabaret, directed by Pat Henman and featuring a slate of local actors including Michael Graham, Lisel Forst, Michael Calladine and Sydney Black, continues at the Capitol Theatre on Friday, May 31 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. and on Saturday, June 1 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults or $17 for students, available at the Capitol Theatre box office or online at Homelinks presents the musical Tuishi Pamoja, directed by Allison Girvan and Miriam Mason Martineau, on Thursday, June 13 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the South Nelson School gymnasium. The show, put on by homeschoolers ages six to 14, follows a young giraffe, Raffi, and young zebra, Zea, who want to be friends despite warnings from their parents.

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Fliks is screening Still Mine on Wednesday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. Based on true events, Still Mine is a heartfelt love story about Craig, an 89-year-old New Brunswicker. Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for youth under 18, available at the door or in advance at Otter Books.


Birds and Blooms art show featuring paintings by Sue Parr is on display at Cottons Clothing Company, (390 Baker Street) until June 29.


Alanna Mitchell, author of Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis, will give a talk at the Nelson United Church (602 Silica Street) at 7 p.m. on June 13 about moving from environmental despair to imagining a new world. A donation of $10 is suggested, with youth and students free.


Laura and Paul Landsberg bring their jazz music to the Ravencourt Bed and Breakfast (4615 Upper Passmore Road) on Friday, May 31. Admission by donation. For info phone 250-226-7801. UK drum ‘n’ bass duo Tantrum Desire will be at Spiritbar with Deeps, Dirty Tactix vs. L-Nix on Friday, May 31. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket info at the Hume Hotel. Vancouver's Orpheus Male Chorus will join the Nelson Barbershop Chorus for an evening of vocal music, Saturday, June 1, 7 p.m. at Bethel Christian Church. Tickets are $20 for adults or $18 seniors and students, and are available at Kootenai Moon Furniture and the Music Store. For more info, call 250-352-6892. Spiritbar proudly welcomes Berlin house master Lars Moston for a summer-time throwdown on Saturday, June 1. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cover is $5. Electric Wednesday open stage at Spiritbar on Wednesday, June 5. 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.

Clicks & Whistles is at Spiritbar on Friday, June 7. Ticket info at the Hume Hotel. Lowry Olafson plays a family-friendly house concert on Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m. Come hear, up close and personal, a fine musician whose lyrics and tunes are delightful to hear. Advance ticket purchase required. Adults $15; kids $8. Contact 250-352-9547 or email p.nina@ for location and to purchase your tickets. Papa Thom, a musician who travels Canada raising awareness of homelessness and poverty, will give a benefit concert for St. Saviour’s Food Pantry on Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m. at St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral, 701 Ward Street (at Silica). Admission by donation, and nonperishable food items welcome. Info 250-352-9871. The Cave Singers play Spiritbar on Saturday, June 8. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $18, available at the Hume Hotel front desk, and online through by searching “Hume Hotel.” Factories and Alleyways bring their lush three-part harmonies to the Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw (5709 Highway 6) on Thursday, June 13. The show starts around 6:30 p.m. and will be held outside, weather permitting. Admission by donation. Tofu Stravinsky plays Spiritbar on Friday, June 14 with Chinese for Travelers. Tickets are $10. Amy Ferguson Institute fundraiser on Saturday, June 15 at 7 p.m. at the Nelson United Church (602 Silica Street), featuring performances by local vocalists and musicians including Audrey Bisset, Allison Girvan, Bob Hargrieves and many more. Tax receipts will be provided for donations over $20.

Vancouver’s Miami Device, a nine piece Afro-beat/funk band, and violin wizard Jaron Freeman-Fox with his super group The Opposite of Everything. Weekend passes are $75 for adults and $45 for youth. See the full schedule of events and purchase tickets online at The Real Ponchos bring their deep, soulful and honest groove music to the Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw (5709 Highway 6) on Monday, June 17. The show starts around 6:30 p.m. and will be held outside, weather permitting. Admission by donation. Clinton Swanson and Friends play Spiritbar on June 20, along with Bessie and the Back Eddies and Hornography. Ticket information at the Hume Hotel. On Thursday, June 20 drop by the Cedar Creek Cafe (5709 Highway 6 in Winlaw) for Buckman Coe, who delivers a worldbeat concoction of sunsweetened folk, down-home Americana and soul-drenched roots. The show starts around 6:30 p.m. and will be held outside, weather permitting. Admission by donation. Vinyl Richie and DJ Hoola Hoop are at Spiritbar on Friday, June 21. Ticket info at the Hume Hotel. Ziggy Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley, plays the Capitol Theatre on Friday, June 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets are sold out. Saskatchewan legends The Deep Dark Woods are at Spiritbar on Saturday, June 22 with folk rockers Frontier Ruckus. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the Hume Hotel front desk or online at by searching “Hume Hotel.”

TeenScene at the Nelson Public Library Canadian singer-songwriter Lynn is featuring Grade 9 art from L.V. Rogers Jackson is at the Cedar Creek Cafe in THE NELSON CYCLING CLUB’S secondary school. Come in and enjoy Winlaw (5709 Highway 6) on Thursday, Electro Swing Club returns to Spiritbar the great work of Impressionist land- June 6. The show starts around 6:30 on June 15 with their unique and original FAT TIRE FESTIVAL scape on display until June 14. and will be held time travelling experience. . . pastels . the BC Government Liquorp.m. stores charge theoutside, sameweather for winemusical as we do, AUGUST 23-25 permitting. Admission donation. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $15 or they only pay the wineries about 33 cents on thebydollar. And even though a former Nelsonite now Nathan Grey, $10 if you dress in swing attire. A weekend to celebrate the Kootenay’s love for BCinWineguys more as rock much we’re ok with it . . . it just all things bicycle. Volunteers and sponsors living Vancouver, pay will have histhan ab- twice The funk triofor Janthat Van wine, Gold Band needed to help make this a success! means more moneyat in hands of British Columbia Farmers. VQA wine from $8.49 352-1130 stract paintings on display thethe Craft plays Sleep is for Sissies in Winlaw on The Tiny Lights Festival brings music, For more details email or visit Connection/Gallery 378 until the end of June 7. For info call 250-226-7663. art, dance and spoken word to five June. An opening reception for the show historic venues in Ymir on June 15 will be held on June 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. The North Carolina-based EDM duo and 16. This year’s lineup includes


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Nelson Star, May 31, 2013  
Nelson Star, May 31, 2013  

May 31, 2013 edition of the Nelson Star