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Vol. 5 • Issue 98

Savoy Lanes saved through teamwork See Page 3 280 Baker Street Nelson BC (250)


Looking back on Nelson’s worst fire disasters See Pages 14-16 L.V. Rogers Graduation Weekend

Class of 2013 celebrates BOB HALL

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This weekend the L.V. Rogers Class of 2013 will cap off their high school careers in typical grand fashion. The high school year-end tradition gets underway Friday night at the Nelson and District Community Complex with the cap and gown ceremony. On Saturday, the blue mortarboards will give way to prom dresses and tuxedos for the grand march, downtown cavalcade and evening prom. “It’s getting exciting now that it’s so close,” said LVR grad committee member Carley Bennett. “It was a little stressful for most of the year with all the organizing, but now it’s time to have fun.” This year’s nine-person grad executive spent many months fundraising and putting in place all the special events on tap this weekend. It’s a huge undertaking for a monumental step in young lives. “I joined the executive mainly because I was forced to by my dad,” laughed committee member Jordan Mulvihill. “But now that I am actually on the grad executive, I appreciate what we are doing and it has been a really good experience.” “You really get an understanding of what it means to be a leader,” added committee member Sydney Zondervan. Life in a small community high Story continues to ‘Graduation’ on Page 4

TAKING A LEAP INTO THE FUTURE. L.V. Rogers grad committee members (L-R) Carley Bennett, Jordan Mulvihill and Sydney Zondervan have been helping the Class of 2013 for this coming weekend’s grad events. Earlier this week, the trio released some Bob Hall photo of their excitement for the big event by throwing themselves off a picnic table at the school.

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BC Hydro will reveal the findings of hydraulic and geotechnical studies on its proposed Grohman Narrows dredging project at a pubic meeting on Monday, June 17. The company completed 10 days of field work this spring at a cost of $70,000 to help determine if widening the Koo-

tenay River bottleneck is feasible. Grohman Narrows, about three kilometres downstream of Nelson, restricts the river’s flow, which can result in flooding during high inflows into Kootenay Lake, as seen last year. The area was last dredged in the late 1930s and early ‘40s. FortisBC supports investigating the idea and Nelson city councillor Deb Kozak, who chairs the Columbia River

Treaty local governments committee, says she feels “really positive about it.” However, letter writers to the Star have suggested it may do more harm than good. The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. Company spokeswoman Mary Anne Coules says they will present background on the project, findings of their studies, as well as a timeline and next steps.

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The Nelson Area Elder Abuse Prevention Program (EAPP) in cooperation with outlying community volunteers and BC Community Response Networks (CRN), are pleased to announce the following World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) events taking place to promote community and individual awareness of elder abuse and elder abuse prevention strategies.


Kaslo: information table at the Saturday Market. Presentations available to Community groups on request, contact Elaine Smith at 250-‐353-‐7666. Nelson & North Shore: table at the interior mall entrance to Wal-‐Mart from 10am-‐4pm. Conversation • Information • Prize Draws Riondel & Crawford Bay: information available at the June 15th Farmers Market in Riondel. Initiatives are ongoing and included in the local Age Friendly Communities Initiative; contact Wendy Miller at 250-‐225-‐3516. Salmo: Friday, JUNE 14, at the Salmo Seniors Villa. 1:00 pm welcome local speakers and service providers. Refreshments provided.

Continued from Page 1 school mirrors life in a small town. There’s a different spirit of camaraderie that exists at the Fairview school that students are proud to be part of. “We have a really good group of kids and we are really close,” said Zondervan. “There’s not just cliques and certain groups. That’s pretty impressive when you consider there are more than 200 kids in the grad class.” As is the case with all of life’s significant milestones, the LVR Class of 2013 is heading into the weekend with a reflective tone. “I will be thinking about all the kids I have become friends with over the last two years, it’s a pretty diverse group,” said Mulvihill on his days in public school. “In three weeks we will be out of high school, then summer is going to go by in two

months… then ‘bam’ you are in university. I’m moving across the country and won’t see any of these people for a year… so it’s kind of sad realizing how fast it’s gone by.” All committee members agree that the local education system has provided them with a solid foundation for moving on. “We’ve done this for 13 years,” said Bennett. “Every fall you go back to school and see the same friends and it’s not too much of a change. Come fall, that all changes. “I’m ready to move onto the next thing. School has prepared us fairly well for the next step… it’s exciting to move on.” Mulvihill and Zondervan have been classmates since Kindergarten at Gordon Sargent. It’s a bond that many of the kids taking the walk across the stage at the NDCC

on Friday share and one that will be on their minds. “There will be tears,” said Zondervan. “At the ceremony when we all hear the speeches and realize it’s over, there will be tears.” All three of the grad committee members have different plans for the coming year. Mulvihill is off to Carleton University in Ottawa to take the five-year aerospace engineering program. Bennett is heading to Austrailia for a year of travel before coming back to Canada to attend university in what she hopes will be a path towards law. Zondervan will also be taking a break and heading to Holland for a few months before coming back to Selkirk and then on to the University of Victoria where law is also one of her considerations. Chasing dreams has only really just begun for the

Class of 2013. The committee members charged with putting on this weekend’s party feel Nelson has prepared them well for whatever pursuits they choose. “The community has been really supportive of all our fundraising activities this past year and everything we have done over the years,” said Zondervan. “Nelson has really been there for us, it’s pretty special to be part of such a great community.” Doors open at the for the cap and gown at 5:30 p.m. with first come/first choose seating. The ceremony gets underway at 6:45 p.m. On Saturday at 1:30 p.m. the grand march will take place at the NDCC and the cavalcade through the downtown will begin at 4 p.m. The Saturday night prom at the Prestige Lakeside Resort takes place from 7:30 p.m. to midnight.

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Sunburst Honey Locust Common name: Sunburst Honey Locust Botanical Names: Gleditsia Triacanth Here is an award winning tree! First introduced in the 1950’s the Sunburst Locust won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit in 2002. It is one of the very best yellow foliaged trees you will find. Although originally found in wet or even swampy areas this smaller, rounded tree does well in much drier and free draining soils. It is somewhat slow to leaf out in spring but, when it does it is a sight to behold. The new foliage starts out a bright, almost lemon yellow, and turns into an attractive greenishyellow during the summer. For fall it once again assumes the beautiful colour it first had in early spring. Their canopy is light and airy, and it is this quality that makes them

good lawn trees, since they will not provide too much shade for the grass beneath! Besides being drought tolerant, Sunburst Honey Locusts, adapt well to pollution and compacted soils, making them excellent as street trees in an urban landscape. The city of Nelson has planted these trees in various locations downtown in the mid 80’s and they continue to thrive today. The common name comes from the sweet gummy substance found in the seed pods of the common Honey Locust, but the Sunburst Locust is not only podless, but thornless as well, making it such a great choice for our landscape. Case Grypma from Georama Growers

Submitted by Jackie Nedelec Thank you Nelson for your generosity in supporting Soles 4 Souls. This was our third year shoe relief effort to supply footwear to countries in disaster and people in need. Our goal was surpassed and over 5,000 pairs of footwear was donated. Many thanks to the following for their continued support. Nelson Rotary Daybreak for their increasing involvement; Save On Foods;Mark’s Work Wearhouse; Vince DeVito’s Shoes; Streetclothes Named Desire; Valhalla Pure Outfitters; Shoes for the Soul; Gaia Rising; Vogue Photographic; Snowpack; Nelson Husky; Nelson Star; The Nelson Daily; Chahko-Mika Mall; Karen Clarkson; Lynda Russel; Maurice Gamache: Jackeline Lewis; Jane Myers; Fran Sutherland; Kate Balcomb; Peter Bartl; Leanna Fidler R.M.T.; Akiko Yamacuchi; Sandy Litz; and Total Delivery Systems of Kelowna especially Ken Laktin who hand delivers all our boxes to the warehouse. Huge thanks to the town of Jaffery for their cash donation of $400.00 and 60 large garbage bags of bundled footwear, amazing for a town of 800! Leaders in making this happen were Bryce Sarabun; Emma McIntyre; Savanah Kormibo and truck driver Dennis Hutchison. Thank you all for your “Gift of Shoes” that you gave, may very well haved saved a life by keeping the wearer safe from cuts and infection. See you again next April.

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With no pet stores selling live animals currently operating in Nelson, there’d be no one to complain if the City adopted a policy to ban such a business. According to a presentation the BC SPCA made at recent city council meeting, this is the best time to push through the policy change. “This is a prevention issue,” BC SPCA policy and outreach officer Amy Morris told council, citing problems with cat over-population in some cities. “We want to

avoid that happening here.” Several major cities have similar policies, including Richmond and Maple Ridge, as well as Toronto and Mississauga, Ontario.

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Morris noted the poor conditions animals endure in mass breeding facilities, during transportation to pet stores and in the stores themselves. She said some stores

will get too many animals in stock and end up surrendering the animals to a shelter if they can’t be sold. This goes for cats and dogs, as well as smaller pets like birds, fish, rabbits and other small rodents. Councillor Donna Macdonald questioned whether the SPCA would have better luck advocating for a province-wide ban rather than pursuing individual municipalities. Morris explained that her organization is interested in municipalities because they issue business licences and could choose to refuse

a licence to a business that wanted to sell live animals. Councillor Paula Kiss agreed with the SPCA’s position. “It’s the perfect time to do this and offend no one,” Kiss said. “This would allow us to offer clear guidelines for any pet store interested in establishing itself here in the future.” Nelson’s manager of legislative and administrative services, Frances Long, pointed out that the city will soon be reviewing its business licences policies and made a note to include the issues of live pet sales in that review.

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Salmo council may soon be crying foul on its backyard chicken trend. The village has moved to update its animal control bylaw in response to the increasing number of chicken coops cropping up on residential properties. Since 2004, it has been free range for animals other than dogs in the Village of Salmo, said administrator Scott Sommerville. “Since 2010, mayor and council have been discussing an animal control bylaw,”

he explained. “Once council reaches a consensus on what regulations they would like to see, the bylaw will receive its first reading.” But first, the bylaw regulations need to be more clear cut, said councillor Merle Hanson. “It’s not just a matter of saying, okay you can have four hens. There are a lot of other issues that need to be taken into consideration,” he said. “In particular, how are you going to enforce it?” Hanson explained that even Vancouver’s animal control bylaw is only en-

forced based on complaint. “It will all depend on how your neighbour feels about chickens.”

“There are a lot of other issues that need to be taken into consideration... How are we going to enforce it?” Councillor Merle Hanson However, Salmo residents who currently house backyard cluckers may not need

to be concerned just yet. “I would expect that residents who already have chickens will be grandfathered in,” said Sommerville. “They will be allowed to continue until their operation ceases.” Additionally, under the new bylaw it is not just feathered friends whose numbers may be endangered within the village boundaries. Council is also considering a limit on the number of cats that a property owner may possess. “I think they are more of a problem that chickens,” said councillor Jennifer Peel.

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Where did those 13 years go?


very September a new group of eager young kindergarten students begin an exciting new chapter of their lives. A tiny army of backpack-clad cuties file into elementary schools in Nelson eager to learn, meet new friends and open new worlds. Thirteen years later and hundreds of new experiences gained, they become the next grad class at L.V. Rogers secondary school. A little more jaded and whole lot more wise, the pack of polished publicly-educated teenagers celebrate a massive milestone. Both parents and students are left wondering where did the time go? For parents, it seemed like only yesterday the runny-nosed wee ones were being shuffled out the door with a nutritious lunch and encouraging words. The stress and worry of “will my child be happy and successful today” always on their minds. When it comes to chiseling out a future for your children, every day seems huge. The culmination of all those days, more enormous than any other achievement a parent will ever accomplish. For students, the last 13 years are a blur of mathematical equations, grammar lessons and science experiments. A marathon of daily challenges and new frontiers. Basking in success and picking up the pieces after failure. Meeting new friends and creating lifelong bonds that even at this moment are difficult to comprehend. At times it likely seemed the end goal was impossible to reach, but each day the building blocks created what these young men and women are today. Grad weekend is a time to celebrate. That’s never a problem in Nelson. Few other small communities can boast a downtown cavalcade where close friends and complete strangers line the streets to enthusiastically cheer on the graduating class. It’s one of the days that help make the place we call home so special. Congratulations to the Class of 2013 on a job well done. With the help of your parents, teachers, family, friends and entire support system you have made this community proud. Your success is our success and we will continue to cheer you on as you head out into the next fantastic chapter of your lives. The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the BC Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the BC Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

Friday, June 7, 2013 Nelson Star

Editor: Bob Hall Publisher: Karen Bennett

World View — Gwynne Dyer


Paris 1968, Istanbul 2013

t’s certainly not another version of the “Arab Spring”; Turkey is a fully democratic country. It’s not just a Middle Eastern variant of the Occupy movement, either, although the demands of the huge crowds who have occupied the centre of Istanbul and other Turkish big cities are equally diffuse and contradictory. It’s more like the student uprising in Paris in May, 1968, although most of the demonstrators in Turkey are neither Marxists nor students. Like the Paris demos, it began over local issues and has rapidly grown into a popular revolt against an elected government that is deeply conservative, increasingly autocratic, and deaf to all protests. The original issue was Prime Minister Recep Tayyib Erdogan’s plan to destroy Istanbul’s Gezi Park in order to build a new shopping mall in a city that already has far too many. The park is the only green space in the newer part of downtown, north of the Golden Horn, and covering it over with yet more shops was bound to meet with some resistance. Erdogan, in cahoots with the developers as usual, assumed that the plan to include a mosque in the new mall would placate his own supporters, while the plan to make the exterior of the mall a replica of an old Ottoman barracks that had once stood on the site would assuage everybody else’s unhappiness at the loss of the park. He was wrong. At the start of the protest, on May 27, only a few

hundred people occupied the park. It might all have petered out if the police had not attacked them with clubs and tear gas last Friday night, burning their tents after they fled. The protesters came back in far larger number the next day, and the same thing happened again. By the third night, city centres were being occupied all over Turkey, and it wasn’t just about Gezi Park any more. Prime Minister Erdogan, leaving for a tour of several Arab countries on Monday, dismissed the protests as the work of “a few looters” and “extremist elements”, and said he’d sort it out after he got back on Friday. Unruffled, you might call him — just as you would have described French President Charles De Gaulle in the first days of the 1968 revolt in France. It’s been a week, and the protesters have not quit. Meanwhile, in Erdogan’s absence, his closest colleagues have been conciliatory. President Abdullah Gul said “the messages sent in good faith have been received,” and Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said “The use of excessive force against the people who initially started this protest... was wrong.” But what is it really about? After all, Prime Minister Erdogan has led his moderate Islamist party, the Justice and Development Party (AK), to three successive wins in national elections, each time with a bigger share of the vote. He has presided over a decade of high-

speed economic growth that has lifted millions out of poverty, and he has finally forced the army out of politics. Why don’t they love him?

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyib Erdogan.

Some do, but many people think he has got too big for his boots. Erdogan retains the support of the pious and deeply conservative peasants and recent immigrants to the cities who make up the bulk of his supporters, but he wouldn’t have won without the backing of secular, urban voters who saw him as the best chance to expel the army from politics and put Turkish democracy on a firm footing. He has now lost their trust. He won it by promising that his government would not shove conservative Islamic values down everybody else’s throats, and until recently he kept his promise. But his last election victory, in which he got 50 per cent of the vote in a multi-party race, has emboldened him to believe that he can ignore his erstwhile secular supporters. He has pushed through new laws restricting the sale and consumption of alcohol. Despite the misgivings of most Turks, he

enthusiastically supports the Sunni Muslim rebels in Syria, as part of a broader strategy of re-establishing the political and economic dominance that the Ottoman Empire once enjoyed in the Sunni Arab world. He even insists on naming the proposed third bridge across the Bosphorus after the 16th century Ottoman ruler, Yavuz Sultan Selim, who is notorious for massacring tens of thousands of Turkey’s Alevi religious minority. Around a quarter of Turkey’s population are Alevis, and they have not forgotten. Once Erdogan could play public opinion like a violin; now he is arrogant and tone-deaf. So where does this end up? Not with the overthrow of Turkey’s elected government, and probably not in a military coup either. Most likely there will be apologies, and some government concessions, and the turbulence will subside. Erdogan will not even be removed as AK party leader right away, though some of his senior colleagues now clearly see him as a liability. The protesters in Paris in May, 1968 didn’t get what they wanted right away either. Indeed, like the protesters in Gezi Park today, they weren’t even sure exactly what they wanted. But 11 months later Charles De Gaulle resigned, and France has never since had to cope with the problem of a Strong Man in power. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

Nelson Star Friday, June 7, 2013

Letters to the Editor 7

Wayne Germaine Serving Nelson & Area Since 1987.

“When you’re ready, I would love to sell your home!”


Brought to you by Dock N Duck Pub-Grill-Take-Out HUGS. Huge hug to the lovely lady who took the time I thought this to be very wise, and demonstrated well Balfour Ferry Landing: A Tasty Escape for the whole family to return our very loved, albeit misbehaving, dog all the influences the children of Nelson have. The from the road. I am so grateful for your act of kindarticles revealed the influence of parenting, teachness. - Sammie’s owner ing, each other, and I also enjoyed that writing from the girls and the boys were each well represented. HUGS. Hugs to the owners of Nelson’s Dulux/Colour I appreciated this special section very much. It was Your World for refinishing the surface of the bench on extremely refreshing newsmaking. Thank you! Pulpit Rock. Slugs to the person who had defaced it. - A Grateful Pulpiteer Hugs. To Victor for such a quick response and great service to our broken furnace needed even in May! Slugs. To me for almost accidentally cutting you off... hugs to you my neighbour for being so underHugs. To Derek at Andex for an incredibly quick standing :) repair of my trailer tire... On my way in a jiffy. - Happy machine renter HUGS. To the person that returned my son’s wallet intact... A big hug and many thanks! So good to be Hugs. To the cast and crew of the Capitol Theatre able to trust in our little community. production of Cabaret. Outstanding performances and musical direction. Hats off to you all. HUGS. To the lovely, cheerful woman who could spare some change for the parking meter on Baker Hugs. To the most amazing Rink Guy named EdStreet. Thank you for helping me out — many flowdie. You made a dream come true for a deserving ers and blessings! 40-year-old boy! I thank you so much. I dont know how to repay you! xo HUGS. To the Harrop ferry operators who deliver everyone safely especially during the recent storm of Hugs. To the City workers who are doing such a wind, rain, and “high seas.” beautiful job of fixing up the 900 block of Vernon Street. Thank you for all your good efforts to keep our SLUGS. To whoever put a box of their car garbage city lovely. including soiled diapers into the Nelson Star box at Harrop. HUGS. Huge baskets of flowers to our Nelson Ford dealership for the wonderful customer service after HUGS. To the baseball coach who toils away to my car’s recent issues. It is wonderful to be in a always ensure the Queen E diamond is well manicommunity where relationships mean a lot. Thank cured for game time. Not an easy task in the Nelson you so much for taking care of things for me. spring. It enhances the enjoyment for the players and - Grateful to be driving again the parents watching from the stands. Keep up the great work! Hugs. A special thanks to Tony and staff of Maglio’s for their effort to get me the special product I needed Hugs. To Tom at ROAM for amazing customer to finish a project. Very much appreciated. service. HUGS. Big hugs to Nelson Sears and our local busiSlugs. To whoever keeps taking my for sale signs ness community from the kids at L’ecole des Sentiers from Chatham and Nelson Ave. Alpins. Our fundraiser was a success because of your generosity! SLUGS. To the person responsible for hitting our loving big orange cat with a car on West Innes Street HUGS. Big hugs to the resilient kids of Rosemont elthe morning of May 30. Accidents happen, that’s ementary school for cleaning up and making the best understandable. But to leave an injured animal to die of a senseless attack on their newly planted gardens. on the road is horrible. If you are reading this, our cat They “fill my bucket” each and every day. belongs to a low income family, please help us with the vet costs to heal our puma. HUGS. Great big huge hugs to the RDCK, Nelson RCMP and “the dog lady”... sorry, I don’t know your HUGS. I became a permanent resident just over a name but appreciate your work. Great big huge hugs year ago now, and I have to say... I already knew I from the families who love to enjoy Taghum Beach was moving to the coolest town in the country, but but have been chased away by public alcohol concontinue to find it getting more cool every day. I thor- sumption, loud, offensive language and unleashed, oughly enjoyed the fact that our major newspaper unmanageable dogs. Thanks for giving us our beach reserved an entire section last week for the children back to enjoy! Your efforts are very much appreciatof the town to contribute the articles on social media! ed! - Able to enjoy the beach at last






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Friday, June 7, 2013 Nelson Star

Letters to the Editor

NDP is fiscally responsible Co-op project will In response to Roger Pratt’s comments on NDP and “coffee shops” that appeared in the May 29 edition of your paper (“NDP couldn’t run a coffee shop”), I would like to offer some clarification on the NDP and fiscal responsibility. The Fiscal Reference Tables produced by the federal Department of Finance for 2008-09 showed that New Democratic governments in Canada produced budgets that were in surplus 51 per cent of the time covered by the report. The Conservative governments ranked second while Liberal governments placed a distant third at 30 per cent. Included in the strong NDP record of fiscal management was the Romanow government of Saskatchewan that brought the province out of years of deep

Conservative deficits. As well, Manitoba under former premier, Gary Doer presented eight balanced budgets. It is interesting to note that, according to Regina Leader-Post columnist, Murray Mandryk, the Saskatchewan Conservatives under Premier Grant Devine, ended up running the worst government in Saskatchewan’s history, one that left taxpayers with a $14 billion debt. The Devine years also brought big scandals. According to a CBC op-ed of April 26, 2007, the first three ministers sworn in during 1982, Eric Bernston, Colin Thatcher and Bob Andrew all ended up convicted of criminal offenses. Thirteen MLAs were implicated in a scheme to syphon off caucus communication

money for personal and political purposes. Eight were convicted and more than $800,000 of public money was involved. On the other hand, when Tommy Douglas took office in 1944, Saskatchewan had a debt of $218 million — 38 per cent of provincial GDP. By 1949, he had reduced the debt to $70 million and by 1953, had eliminated it. By 1961, when he left office, he had produced 17 successive budget surpluses. By reducing the debt and thereby reducing costs, he was able to spend more on public services without raising taxes. (Globe and Mail – November 20, 2010). I am sure that letter writer Mr. Pratt would agree that the NDP record is pretty impressive. Alex Atamanenko Southern Interior MP

Why spoil a good thing with co-op Re: Letter to the editor “An alternate idea for the Extra Foods site” (May 24, 2013). Stefano Bozzi’s suggestions certainly contain some very excellent suggestions. Rather than a three-storey building with condos, which need to be sold before a new co-op store can be built, I fully endorse his idea of keeping the building as is, and making the large parking lot into a lovely green space (commons square?) with sufficient parking, with a few spaces for other mobile vendors.

I am not sure why the Kootenay Co-op board would want to enter into a massive re-direction from one of their “mission statements” (providing highest quality, affordable natural foods and products, and wherever possible organic, in a pleasant, comfortable environment). Co-op board and members please reconsider. You have a lovely inviting store now, recreate it in a larger version. John Vanden Heuvel Nelson

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Re: Letter to the editor “An alternate idea for the Extra Foods site” (May 24, 2013). The Kootenay Co-op never expected to be taking on the role of developer in the mixed-use project of Nelson Commons. When we took possession of the old Extra Foods property, it was our expectation that we would renovate and

This project presents a great challenge and an incredible opportunity for our community and our co-op. We are both daunted and inspired by the task at hand. move in. As we began to further investigate the condition of the building and the options the site presented, we realized that we had an extraordinary opportunity to turn the site into something amazing for the co-op and our community. The building has been inadequately maintained and is very energy inefficient. It needs a new roof, new plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems. These renovations would be costly and we would still have a 50-year-old cinder block building. The City of Nelson’s Sustainable Waterfront and Downtown Master Plan encourages vacant sites within the downtown core to be developed

into mixed-use with retail at street level and residential above. In addition they call for developments that will “create strong civic spaces that are focal points for neighbourhoods;” this is our vision of the Nelson Commons development. The profit realized from a project like this would normally be funneled out of Nelson by the out-oftown developer. With the co-op as developer, the success of the Nelson Commons mixed-use development will serve to reduce our long-term debt load; the costs will be shared between the commercial and residential owners. It is also important to recognize that the co-op is committed to a financial, social and environmental bottom line and has the wellbeing of the whole community in mind, not common in the world of property development! This project presents a great challenge and an incredible opportunity for our community and for our co-op. We are both daunted and inspired by the task at hand. We will continue to gather input from our community as we move through this development process. Additional information can be found in the Kootenay Co-op newsletter “On The Table” and on our website Questions or concerns can be emailed directly to Deirdrie Lang Co-op general manager Russell Precious Project manager

Nelson Star Friday, June 7, 2013

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Reflection On Life and Living

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Kalein Hospice Centre volunteers Senna Andison and Amber Santos — who is also the lead artist on the project — were busy Wednesday morning creating an interactive, public art installation on the side of the old Extra Foods building. A section of the wall was covered with blackboard paint where passersby can complete the statement “Before I die I want to ____.” The installation, which will remain in place at least until the end of the summer, is meant to encourage people to reflect on their life and what’s important to them.

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Community Organizations Experience a telescopic view of the night sky with the Starry Night Astronomy program, which meets June 7 and 14 or see the sun through our filtered telescopes at Solar Sundays (June 16), noon to 2 p.m., at Taghum Hall, weather permitting. For info call Wayne at 250-354-1586. The Nelson-West Kootenay Chapter of the Council of Canadians has its monthly meeting on Saturday, June 8 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Labour Exchange Building, 101 Baker Street (next to the Best Western). All interested folks are welcome. Further information 250-352-5274. 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 L.V. Rogers 2013 grad cavalcade will roll through downtown Nelson on Saturday, June 8 from 4 to 5 p.m. Come out and support this year’s grads. 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 Culture Days information session will be held at the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce (225 Hall Street) on June 10 at 6 p.m. Meet and network with other Culture Days activity organizers and find out what is being planned in your community. This year Culture Days will take place September 27 to 29. 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. 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 info call Karl Rosenberg: 250-352-5739. 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. Lions Park Day is taking place at the Lions Park in Uphill on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come enjoy a by-donation hotdog lunch at the Nelson Lions Club’s famous chuck wagon. There will be kids’ activities in the morning; and prizes to be won in a dogand-owner lookalike contest in the afternoon, between 1 and 2 p.m. (Remember: pets must be leashed). The spray park will be open, weather permitting. For

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more information contact Quinn Pharness 250-352-0611 or email The Kootenay Lake Vintage Car Club’s 23rd annual Cruisin’ The 50’s show and shine will be held Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the east end of Baker Street. Original Anscomb Wheelhouse Restoration Open House on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to noon. The ceremony will start promptly at 10 a.m. with a ribbon cutting, tours and refreshments. Very limited seating, bring a lawn chair. 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. Community First Health Coop Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. Find out how good the Co-op is doing and our exciting plans for affordable housing. There will also be a presentation on handson art therapy for seniors. 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 of-

fers quilting lessons from 9 a.m. to noon at the same location. Women of all ages welcome. Call 250-551-4951 for info. Are you a caregiver for someone with a chronic or terminal illness? On Wednesday, June 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Community First Health Coop at 518 Lake Street invites you to attend Christine Sutherland’s workshop on Massage for Chronic or Terminal illness. This hands-on session includes Care for the Caregiver with a head, shoulder and neck massage for all to learn. This is a free session and is part of CFHC continuing education series. Fundraisers Kootenay Rhythm Dragons are holding a “burger and beer” fundraiser at Finley’s on Friday, June 7. Tickets are $15, and proceeds will help send our local dragon boat team to festivals in Kelowna and Kalispell, Montana this year. Come meet team members, and enjoy a sizzling burger and cold beverage. 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. Admission by donation, and nonperishable food items welcome. Giant Garage Sale, Saturday, June 15, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nelson United Church (602 Silica Street). The sale includes house wares, toys, linens, jewellery, small appliances, tools and more. Proceeds go to the Nelson United Church. From Thursday, June 13 after 2 p.m. through Saturday, June 15 all day, the Nelson Leafs is accepting bottle donations for Shane Sprowl who lost his Harrop home to fire in April. Donations are still being accepted at the Credit Union under account number 40025080-150. Air mile donations are also appreciated. For more information contact Sprowl at 250-551-3847.

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Kukua Pamoja African Feast at Nelson United Church on June 17. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Adults $15, children eight and up $10, and children seven and younger are free. Get your tickets at ANKORS, Otter Books or at the door. Markets Cottonwood Market is held every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cottonwood Falls Park featuring live music, regional produce, eggs, great savory and sweet foods, and a variety of unique products. 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, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You will find locally made art, clothing, food and more. Announcements Calling L.V. Rogers grads of 1982, 1983 and 1984. A 30-year reunion is being planned. Email for info. 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 information. To include your event in the online calendar visit nelsonstar. com. Or email to add your event to the community calendar.

Contact: Liz Simmons 250.352.1890

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Crown Corporation Making Changes

Union worried about Canada Post outlet store Nelson Star Staff

Canada Post plans to open up a new outlet in Nelson which has unionized employees worried about the future of the Heritage City’s main post office. It’s said the new franchise will be located at Highway 3A and Baker Street to serve the high retail density area with extended service hours. Brenda Muscoby-Yanke, president of Canadian Union of Postal Employees local 790, says history shows when Canada Post is planning on closing down a main office, one of the first steps is to set up a private franchise to take away revenue. It can then claim that the corporate office is no longer viable. “They bring in a franchise and the next thing you know, a year goes by and the corporate store isn’t making as much. Then they shut it down,” Muscoby-Yanke told the Star. “They would have a report saying ‘Look, your sales are down. We can’t afford to keep the corporate store open.’ … All they would have left is carriers and parcels.” Canada Post claims declining mail volumes may lead to losses of close to $1 billion by 2020. President Deepak Chopra says letter mail has declined by about one billion pieces since 2006 with 30 per cent of that coming in 2012. A “convenient retail network

with the use of franchises” is part of “staying ahead of the curve to avoid financial crisis,” writes Chopra in a letter issued to employees. In an interview with the Trail Times, Anick Losier, media relations for Canada Post, says the corporation is undergoing some significant changes because people are not using mail the same way they used to. “I understand the union’s concerns, but our business has changed dramatically,” she says. “We need to be mindful about cost factor in everything we do, which is why the franchise model enables us to offer more services, but not at the same cost.” Muscoby-Yanke, who represents about 40 employees in Nelson and the greater area, admits letter mail is down but claims Chopra’s estimates are just that. “It’s not down as much as they’re saying, and they’re only estimating,” she says. “First-class letters are down, but not a great deal. We do a lot of business here.” The CUPW president says the Nelson post office is busy. “I think it’s because we have a lot of government services and a lot of small businesses. Even though they sell online, there’s still a paper trail, and our parcels have gone up quite a bit. We’re still dealing with a lot of mail,” she says. “We have one of the highest volumes in BC. It’s just below Vancouver Main. That’s how much business we do here.

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CUPW local president Brenda Muscoby-Yanke is concerned that the proposed new outlet store will lead to more cuts of Canada Post union employees.

We have three wickets open. Castlegar has one. Trail has one.” Canada Post also plans to open more retail outlets in Grand Forks, Castlegar and Trail. MP Alex Atamanenko is urging Canada Post to reconsider “this devastating policy of privatization” in the communities in his riding. “Canada Post Corporate offices provide a very beneficial service to our rural communities. Workers are paid a decent

living wage and as a result, contribute to the viability of our small businesses and economy in general,” says Atamanenko in a letter to Chopra. “The loss of full-time union jobs will have a major negative impact on our rural communities.” Atamanenko suggests working with CUPW and communities to see how Canada Post can continue to provide a valuable service by maintaining its main corporate post office.

Muscoby-Yanke plans to appear at the Nelson City Council meeting on June 24 to argue that the current location of the post office is good for business on Baker Street. It’s been there since the mid-1950s and was next door in the Touchstones building for 50 years before that. “I think Nelson will fight to keep us here because it is that kind of city,” she says. Ultimately, Muscoby-Yanke is concerned for the future integrity of the postal system. Nelson already has one commercial outlet operated out of Shoppers Drug Mart at Chakho Mika Mall. “This city alone will loose approximate a 100 years of experience,” she says. “When it’s not a corporate store, those people don’t get trained. They may be minimum wage employees. And they can charge what they want to a point. The corporate office has certain prices and that’s all we can charge. They work for Shopper’s. They have nothing to do with Canada Post.” Within five years she predicts letter sorting could be discontinued in Nelson forcing letter carriers to travel to Castlegar to pick up their mail. “The job of a letter carrier won’t be the same anymore,” she says. The Nelson post office employs 10 full-time carriers, one part-time carrier, two relief carriers, six full-time clerks and two part-time clerks.




Geneviève Pomerleau Appointed as Golder Associate

Monday, June 17, 2013 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Geneviève Pomerleau, M.Sc., P.Eng.

LOCATION: Prestige Lakeside Resort & Convention Centre,

Castlegar/Nelson, BC

701 Lakeside Drive, Nelson

Golder is proud to honour a leader in Castlegar/Nelson, Geneviève Pomerleau.

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Show your true ‘petriot love’ KIRSTEN HILDEBRAND Nelson Star Reporter

An online Canada Day pet photo contest hosted by Black Press is pitting proud pet owners against one another in the quest for a fun prize package. Called the True Petriot Love Contest, passionate pet owners should be up to the challenge. Snapping pictures of Mittens, Rascal and Tweety is something most people already love to do. “Everyone loves their pet and especially taking pictures of their pet,” says Nelson Star publisher Karen Bennett. “This is just a fun way to incorporate Canada Day celebrations into a contest people are already going to enjoy.”

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collar and leash set plus a Red Dingo ID tag from Tails in Rossland (valued at over $60); restaurant gift certificates courtesy Selkirk Veterinary Hospital valued at $100; Up to 25 lb of Petcurian Pet Food from Nelson Farmer’s Supply worth $50 and a cat and dog prize package from Central Bark. Kootenay Lifestyle Specialists To enter the phoKevin to contest go to our 250 354 2958 newspaper website Layla and click on con250 354 3369 tests. Register and We never stop moving then upload your Petriot Love photo. $50 shopping spree gift card The contest is now open from Dig Garden Centre; a with a deadline of July 1, Canadian-made Silverfoot Canada Day. Good luck!


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She’s hoping people get creative by way of displaying their patriotic pride with flags, bandanas and other Canadian memorabilia all making good accessories. Maple leafs are a safe bet but it’s how they’re used that will peg one photo a notch above the rest. This is the first time Black Press if offering a contest running across the West Kootenay. Competition will be stiff with pet owners from Nelson, Trail, Rossland, Castlegar and Grand Forks all participating. “Pets are popular so this is a great place to start with our first regional contest,”

The day for appreciating dad is fast approaching and the Nelson Star is asking for you to brag up the big man in your life. Did he teach you to ride a bike and take care of your scraped knee? Does he read you bed time stories and comfort you during the night? Does he let you eat ice cream for breakfast? Or, maybe he’s always there to

take a call, teach you how to change a tire or maybe the greatest at the grill. In 50 words or less, tell us why your dad is the best and deserves to win the ultimate Father’s Day contest — a barbeque package of enviable proportions. It only takes a few words. “Keep it short and sweet,” says publisher Karen Bennett. “Even kids can do this — with a little help from mom.” The chosen dad will win a

“Keep it short and sweet. Even the kids can do this — with a little help from Mom.” Karen Bennett

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a portable Weber BBQ and a grocery gift certificate so dad can get all the fixings for the feast he makes best. The barbeque is courtesy Kootenay Woodstoves and both Save On Foods and Kootenay Co-op are providing groceries. The contest opened on Monday and runs until June 14 at 3:59 p.m. To enter, go to and click on contests. All ages are welcome to participate. Good luck!

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The Downtown Nelson Local Market returns on Wednesday in the 400 block of Baker Street for its fourth year. The West Kootenay EcoSociety hosted market runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through to

September 25. It offers a mix of fresh local produce, plants, prepared foods, body care products, and hand-made arts and crafts. At least 80 per cent of each vendor’s wares must be made or grown locally. The City of Nelson’s downtown and waterfront working group recently hosted a webinar that emphasized the ben-

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The Strathcona Hotel in flames on the morning of May 27, 1955. photo courtesy Touchstones Nelson/Nelson Daily News collection

In 1955, fire destroyed the Strathcona Hotel in downtown Nelson. Six people died in the tragic blaze, leaving the city to pick up the pieces. In the last of three parts marking the firehall’s 100th anniversary, reporter Greg Nesteroff looks back at that horrible night and other fires burned into the community’s memory as a new exhibit opens at Touchstones. GREG NESTEROFF


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aul Franck clung to the window ledge as smoke and screams filled the air. “I could feel my fingers burning as I hung onto the hot cement sill three storeys above ground,” the 28-yearold typewriter repairman said. “To me it looked like the end of the world.” It was 1 a.m. on May 27, 1955 as the 50 guests and permanent residents of the Strathcona Hotel awoke to the horrible realization their building was on fire. “Staircases hung at crazy angles silhouetted against the

raging inferno of fire licking at tarred siding and tinder dry woodwork,” the Daily News vividly recounted.

Staircases hung at crazy angles silhouetted against the raging inferno of fire licking at tarred siding and tinder dry woodwork. Nelson Daily News “The occasional loud crash told of another wall falling and an eerie daylight glowed at the intersection of Stanley and Victoria.”

Some guests, like Franck, were left dangling from upper-storey windows. “I made a dash for the window and slid out until I was just hanging by my fingertips,” he told the newspaper. “I remember screaming my lungs out, shouting for help. It was three storeys to the pavement. I didn’t relish the jump.” He tried to get back inside, but couldn’t get past the smoke and flame. At last, he heard a fireman shout: “Don’t jump, we have a ladder.” Franck hung on and emerged from Nelson’s worst Story continues on Pages 15 and 16

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MAJOR FIRES OF THE LAST 50 YEARS April 17, 1967: St. Paul’s Trinity United Church. The church’s organist, a Trafalgar teacher, was charged with arson. Damage over $250,000.

December 22, 1993: Kootenay Forest Products planer mill

November 17, 1969: Queens Hotel, Baker Street Destroyed. Now the site of the Mountain Hound Inn.

January 1, 1998: Granite Pointe golf clubhouse. Destroyed.

1994: City of Nelson power plant

August 2, 1974: Chinese Nationalist Society, 524 Lake Street. Claimed the life of Wah (Shorty) Der, 69.

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October 8, 2001: House at 215 Stibbs Street. Claims the life of Lynne Elizabeth Roberts, 54.

May 4, 2003: Nelson museum. The The Kerr block fire lit up the downtown in 2011. MV Amabilis deDecember 1, 1976: stroyed and other Johnstone block, Baker Street, where BCAA artifacts smoke damaged. Arson. is now. Seven stores and seven apartments lost. Suffered two previous fires: one in 1938 July 3, 2003: Rod and Gun Club destroyed. destroyed the top floor, another in 1949 Arson. destroyed seven businesses as well. November 10, 2007: Savoy Hotel, Falls February 28, 1979: Hume School. $300,000 Street. Mazatlan restaurant, Back Country to $400,000 damage. Arson. A 15-year-old Hostel, and Club 198 destroyed. The bar in was arrested. Although gutted, the rebuilt the same building burned in 1973. school incorporated the original brick facade. December 18, 2008: Trailer fire, 700 block Lakeview Crescent. Claims the life of September 28, 1982: Heritage Lanes bowlMaurice John Eggie, 59. ing alley and Big Daddy’s Tonite night club, 500 block Vernon Street. $750,000 damage. December 31, 2009: Kootenay Sleds and Arson suspected. Wheels. Former A&W. 1984: Kootenay Forest Products sawmill

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July 28, 2001: House at 915 Carbonate Street. Claims the lives of Vern Hodgkinson, Sarah Hellman, 35, and Andy Johnson, 35.

July 19, 1972: Overwaitea, 503 Vernon Street Damage of $125,000. Six onlookers either volunteered or were conscripted to help fight the fire.

June 13, 1975: Trafalgar School auditorium. Arson. $275,000 loss. 15

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Continued from Page 14 blaze with only burned hands. Others weren’t as lucky: six people died that day, among them 10-year-old Rudy Symington whose family lost their Harrop home to fire only a few months earlier. Four others went to hospital — including a father and son who did jump — and firefighter Jim Peck, who saved several lives while nearly losing his own. “It was what I imagined hell must be like,” he said. Another 40 people escaped without serious injury. The ladder that swung from window to window that terrible day is among the most evocative artifacts in an exhibit that opens Saturday at Touchstones Nelson, entitled City in Flames: A Journey Through Nelson’s Fire History. Coinciding with the fire hall’s centennial, it looks at the many fires that transformed the community.



hen Nelson’s volunteer fire department formed in early 1891, the first order of business was deciding on a name. It required several speeches and ballots, but according to The Miner, “Finally the organization was christened Deluge Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 of Nelson and the man who proposed the name was sprinkled with muddy water from a floor sprinkler, much to the amusement of the friends of the defeated names.” In those days, there were no horses much less motorized engines and a fire department’s worth was measured by how fast its members could pull a hose reel or chemical wagon (one of the latter, beautifully restored by former deputy chief Bob Slade, forms a centrepiece to the Touchstones exhibit). Nelson’s first significant fire on April 7, 1892 destroyed Carney and Barrett’s store, a loss of over $7,000, but for the most part the city suffered few big fires in its early years and escaped the sort of massive blazes that levelled Sandon, Fernie, Kaslo, and Rossland.

(It may have been partly due to the foresight of the first city council, which in 1897 passed a bylaw banning construction of wooden buildings downtown.) Any complacency ended in the summer of 1911, during the spree of the notorious fire bug. For several weeks, fires broke out almost nightly in lumber yards, Chinatown, the Lake Street brothels, and even a toolshed adjoining the fire hall — each started by a lit candle atop paper and kindling. Scared residents were on high alert, fearing their homes and businesses could be next. Freeda Hume Bolton recalled: “It got so people didn’t go to bed until ‘after the fire.’” The attacks peaked on consecutive days in early September with the destruction of the brewery and idle Hall Mines smelter. The prime suspect, John Bradshaw, was arrested and tried several times before he was finally convicted of starting a single fire on the Nock ranch. The jury asked for mercy on the grounds he committed the crime “as the result of a mania for setting fires.” Bradshaw was jailed three years. The fire bug panic also probably helped convince city council to put up the money for the present fire hall, built in 1912-13.



sk Nelson’s fire chiefs past and present about their most memorable fires, and you get a pretty good overview of the major conflagrations of the last 30-plus years. For Harry Sommerville, who became a career firefighter in 1967 and was chief from 1982 to 1992, the Blaylock mansion fire of July 10, 1981 sticks out. “That was out of our jurisdiction. We had to phone all six councillors to get permission to respond. It was quite a severe fire but we saved it,” he says. “Otherwise there would have been nothing left.” Randy Brieter, on staff from 1978 to 2007, including the last four years as

chief, was captain on duty the night the idle Kootenay Forest Products plywood plant burned on July 28, 1987. By the time he reached the corner of Front and Ward streets, Brieter could see flames licking up over Fairview. “I knew we had something pretty big,” he says. “To approach that as one fireman, one fire truck, there was not much you could do. It reminded me of the Hindenburg. People were Former chief Randy Brieter finding pieces of charred plywood up around Four Mile.” Simon Grypma, who joined the paid ranks in 1978 and has been chief since 2008, singles out the Kerr block fire of January 6, 2011 for special mention, “as it represented the saving of so many lives.” He says the fire department was responsible for many safety upgrades to the building that prevented deaths and injuries. “This was a great historic building and very tragic to lose. However, the loss of life could have been tragic if we did not work with the owners to ensure the safety of all including the firefighters.” The other tragedy that stays with him is the April 2, 1992 trailer fire that claimed the lives of Aimee Beaulieu and her twin infants — still an unsolved crime. Five more fire-related deaths have occurred in Nelson since, bringing the total in the city’s history to over 20. “Any fire with a loss of life has a profound impact on the fire department,” Grypma says. “These fires set the stage for an aggressive fire prevention program in the city. Our goal is never to have another fire fatality.” City in Flames: A Journey Through Nelson’s Fire History runs at Touchstones from June 8 to September 8.

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A pair of local Cal Ripken minor teams headed to Castlegar this past weekend for the annual Sunfest Tournament and the Nelson Cardinals came away with the title. The Cardinals won all three games it played in the double elimination tournament, including a 10-9 nail biter against their hometown rival Nelson Tigers to win the 9 to 10-year-old event. In the contest between the two Nelson teams, the Cardinals started off with scoring four runs in the first inning with key hits by Seamus Boyd and Kelton

Forte knocking in two runs with a single. Boyd pitched the first two innings giving up only one run. After two innings the game was 5-1 favouring the Cardinals. An error and a hit by Tenzin Mint resulted in three runs scored for the Tigers in the third to make the game 5-4. A double by Kaliana Forte — who scored three runs for the Cardinals — knocked in David Snell and a successful steal of home by Kaliana Forte in the fourth made the game 8-4 Cardinals. In the bottom of the inning, a double by Noah Quinn knocked in two runs and then another double by Matti Erickson drove in two more runs be-

The Nelson Cardinals celebrate after going undefeated at the Castlegar Sunfest tournament this past weekend. The Cardinals are nine and 10-year-old baseball players.

fore he was thrown out at third base by Tigers center fielder Snell for the third out making the score 8-8 going into the final inning.

At the top of the final inning, Kelton Forte took a base on balls and stole second, third, and home for the go-ahead run. Adi

Manhah stole home for the final Cardinals’ run to make the score 10-8 going into the bottom of the inning.

Kelton Forte pitched the final inning giving up a hard single by the Tiger’s Mint who stole around the bases to score a run making it 10-9. Kelton Forte then forced a grounder to first for the first out and then stuck out the last two batters to seal the win for the Cardinals who improved their overall team record to 14-2 for the season. Earlier in the day, the Cardinals beat a strong Beaver Vally team 7-4 behind solid base running by the team, timely hitting by Josh Creek, and excellent pitching by Camryn Parnell and Kelton Forte who held them to one run in two innings.

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U14 girls bring home silver medal from Kalispell Nelson Star Staff

The Nelson Selects U14 Girls came away from the Three Blind Refs tournament in Kalispell, Montana this past weekend with some disappointment, a silver medal and some valuable lessons for the future. A last minute schedule and group change threw the girls into some early morning disarray with their first match against Flathead Soccer Club from Kalispell. An 8 a.m. kickoff time and a lack of sleep proved to be immense hurdles for the Selects to overcome, as they lost the match 2-0.

The U14s (seen here in action at the Terry Walgren tournament last month) came away with their Bob Hall photo second silver medal of the season this past weekend in Montana.

“We came out looking rather lethargic,” said Selects head coach Iain Harvey. “And we paid the price despite my feeling that we were much the better side”. Nelson’s second game had them resorting back to their form from the Terry Walgren tournament, as they brushed aside Fernie United 3-1 without really ever getting out of second gear. Taylor Zimmer, Laurel Halleran, and Jessie Van Donselaar struck for the Selects, with Van Donselaar getting a large degree of praise from her coach. “She was essentially unstoppable today,” said Harvey. “And on this form she will be a significant factor

in our provincial playdown games this coming weekend.” With their next match not until 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, the girls could afford to have some extra sleep and a leisurely breakfast before heading into their third match, a tense one versus playdown rival KEYSA Rovers from Cranbrook. With many motivational words ringing in their ears from their loud coach, Nelson controlled the match from start to finish and won 2-0 to grant passage to the final that afternoon. Story continues on Page 19


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The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons are currently training to attend the Kelowna Dragon Boat Festival July 27 and 28 at the Riverfront Park in Kelowna. In September the Dragons team will be travelling to Kalispell, Montana to participate in the Montana Dragon Boat Festival on Flathead Lake. This will be a new adventure for this team as it is the first race they have attended outside of Canada. To enable all team members to participate and attend

the festivals, the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons will be hosting a Dragon Boat Fundraiser, Friday, June 7 at Finley’s Irish Pub & Grill. Fun begins at 6 p.m. and continues to 8 p.m. Tickets cost $15 which provides a frosty cold drink and a sizzling grilled burger. In addition, an evening of fun, music, door prizes, toonie draws, and 50/50 draws will be enjoyed by all. Advance tickets are available from Kootenay Rhythm Dragons team members or at the door Friday evening. Come and enjoy this Dragon Boat Fundraiser, meet team

Continued from Page 18 Megan Tennant and Marley Reynold scored the goals. Amy Hodgson and Jasmine Faulkner also added goals that were disallowed for minor infractions. Assistant Coach Pat Hodgson was delighted with the result, remarking that “we showed them what we are capable of, and although Rovers gave it an earnest effort, the quality of our play was fantastic today.” The Selects lined up on Sunday afternoon to play against Electric City Soccer Club from Great Falls, Montana in the final. Nelson got off to a flyer with an early goal from Emma Wheeldon giving the Selects the lead. However some decisions then started to go against the Selects, one of which lead to the tying goal before the end of the first half. Despite holding the majority of possession, Nelson couldn’t translate that stat into further goals and the match ended 1-1. Extra time solved nothing

members, gather information about the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons, and enjoy a night of good fun, food and fundraising. The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons is an inclusive team and they want all women to be able to enjoy the sport, the camaraderie and the support of the team. The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons appreciates the great, continued support of the community of Nelson in health, fitness and breast cancer awareness. For more information contact Mary Walters at 250-3523256 or

and the game headed into the dreaded penaltykick shoot out. Having never been in that particular situation before, the girls couldn’t keep their nerve, and lost the shoot out 3-0, despite the best efforts of Nelson keeper Ava Strautman. “We were better than them in every aspect of the game, and it’s a big disappointment to lose in that manner, especially when comparing our style of soccer to theirs,” said Harvey. “But I give them and their keeper all the credit in the world for being able to neutralize us after our first goal. Although the ref wasn’t our friend on the day and it affected our game to a degree, our girls will bounce back from this even stronger from the experience.” The U14s are now set for the provincial playdowns that go Sunday in Fruitvale against regional rivals Kootenay South and KEYSA Rovers for the opportunity to represent the Kootenays at the Provincial B Cup in July in Vancouver.

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Celebrating the 88th Anniversary of the United Church of Canada Sunday School (Ages 4 and up) Nursery Room Available Children’s Quiet Play Area

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

A Friendly Bible Centre Church Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am

“Death! What Next?”

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


Covenant Church

Loving Jesus, Loving People, Transforming Lives


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


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

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

The Spirit of Sonship: Experiencing God as Father Bruce Coyle - Eleos Centre Ministries, Nelson BC

“Because you are sons, God sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your Hearts crying, Abba! Father!” (Galations 4:6)

James Jordan from Father Heart Ministries talks about the many blockages to someone receiving God as Father. One of the major blockages is that many of us have had wounding from our earthly Dads. As Christians, we are receiving the Spirit of Sonship through the Holy Spirit, but it has no expression in us when we closed our Hearts to being a son or daughters in the physical world. We may experience the Holy Spirit in other ways but not as the Spirit of Sonship When we closed our a hearts to our natural parents it becomes a complete block to knowing God as Father to you. This is because God is Father; therefore the only way we can relate to Him is as Father. If we have closed our hearts to our earthly fathers there is no connection for us and God the Father. Some of the wounding we have had from our earthly father can be great and difficult to overcome, especially where a father has abused or abandoned someone as a child. Obviously, forgiveness from the heart is the important key to ‘pave the way’ to receiving the Spirit of Sonship. Forgiveness is a whole other teaching in itself which I will not go into now. When we are able to restore our hearts as sons and daughters we now have a place where God can pour out His Fathering Love like an ocean into us and we begin to experience Him as Father. As James Jordan says, “the same principle applies when we think of Jesus as our Lord. If we want to have a relationship with Jesus we have to make him Lord starts at 11am of our Life. You Dan Nelson is speaking on can have a touch “Interdimentionals and Extraterrestrials” of Jesus in your life; an experience; Any questions? Contact 250-354-5394 a momentary 905 Gordon Rd visitation with Jesus, (IHA Bldg., back door) even experiencing a miracle but there is no continual Anglican Church of Canada relationship with St. Saviour's ProCathedral him until you have Ward & Silica, Nelson Family Service & Eucharist made Him Lord of Sunday 10:30 am your Life. Heritage Tours So it is with our Tues – Sat, 11 am – 3 pm Father, we can July – August Office: 8 am - 12 pm Tue - Fri have a touch of the 250.352.5711 St. Michael & All Angels Father’s Love, we Busk Road Balfour Sunday service 11 AM can have a healing touch of His Love. ALL ARE WELCOME! If we want to have a relationship with Him as Father we have to come to him Nelson Community Church with the heart of a son or daughter.” Sunday Worship Service Last year, I had at 11:00 am the most awesome Everyone is Welcome experience of the Father’s Love at Your Pastors: a Fathers Heart Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows School where James 250 551 4986 601 Vernon Street (Middle Level) and Denise Jordan were speakers. NEW LOCATION James and Denise Kootenay Christian Fellowship Jordan will be in 520 Falls Street, (just off Baker St.) Nelson for Fathers Heart Conference, Join us for our June 27,28, 29. worship celebration in our http://eleoscentre. new location com/?p=323 Sunday @ 10:30 AM

Unity Centre of the Kootenays

The Salvation Army

 Developing Relationships  Music that will move you  Helping people - Help people Jim Reimer, Pastor

Church Office: 1.888.761.3301

Friday, June 7, 2013 Nelson Star


Crescent Valley

Whitewater festival promises great action and education SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Endless Adventure and Borderline Boaters are presenting the Kootenay Whitewater Festival in Crescent Valley on the June 22-23 weekend. The festival offers a variety of clinics for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of paddling, along with dryland games, a Nelson Brewing Company-sponsored happy hour, and live night-time entertainment featuring Shane Phillips and Roy Has Fire. For the first time ever, lunch will be hosted by the famed Whitewater Fresh Tracks food truck, resulting in some serious culinary delicacies over the weekend. Throw in the awesome prizes, auction items, free camping, and you have one fantastic weekend in the Kootenays. The clinics throughout the weekend will be led by a certified instructor, and offered at a low additional cost. Suited for both beginner and intermediate paddlers, they include: Beginner Basic Skills, Intermediate Playboating, and Advanced Creeking. Other highlights include the legendary Boatercross, a free SUP clinic, and river running missions down the Slocan and Salmo Rivers, and perhaps some other Kootenay river gems. Be one of the first 10 people to sign up and get entered in a draw to win a free NRS Pin-kit, and the first 15 registered also get a free gift from Endless Adventure. Your festival registration includes: one festival t-shirt, guided river runs down the Slocan River, access to paddling races and events, two lunch vouchers, a chance to win some great prizes, and entrance into the after-party. The cost for early registration is $55, with a deadline ending Wednesday, June 19 at 6 p.m. Late registration continues into the weekend with an additional cost of $10. To register, call Endless Adventure at 1-877FUN-8181, or email Proceeds from the festival will be used to help the Borderline Boaters club promote river safety and stewardship. Blackpress 2.833 x 3

Foodsafe Hunter Training (CORE) Permaculture Design OFA Level 1 OFA Level 1 Prenatal Breastfeeding Sustainable Community Development Occupational First Aid Level 3 Senior Director Seat Airbrakes Director Seat Craft Connections, Ages 8+

June 11 June 15 June 16 June 24 June 25 June 27 July 8 July 8 July 8 July 17 July 22 July 22



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Opium den busted


n the death of Gilbert Sproat at his residence in Victoria, British Columbia has lost one of the most noted of her few remaining pioneers. He was long known as father of the Kootenay and founder of Nelson and Revelstoke. In 1885, Mr. Sproat moved to the Kootenay and took up residence at the spot where Nelson now stands. He was appointed the same year stipendiary magistrate and gold commissioner for the Kootenay. His decisions as gold commissioner gained for him a reputation as a just and painstaking officer. Revelstoke was first called Farwell by Mr. Sproat, named after his friend, surveyor A.S. Farwell, before being renamed by the C.P.R. In 1890 Mr. Sproat returned to Victoria where he lived a retired life.

Dateline June 23, 1913


oday the KootenayColumbia Preserving Works will commence jam making for the season and the Nelson Jam Factory will also begin operations early this week. On Friday the field foreman of the Doukhobor colony, which owns the Kootenay-Columbia factory, returned from a visit to ranches on the West Arm, where contracts have been made to pick strawberries, the Doukhobors paying for the fruit on the plants, and on Saturday some 20

children passed through the city on their way to Willow Point and Hallerts to begin picking operations. Reports of a very heavy crop are coming from all quarters and J.A. McDonald, proprietor of the Nelson Jam Factory, estimates that he will receive from 10 to 15 times as many strawberries as last year.


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Touchstones of Nelson — Greg Scott

Dateline June 6, 1913


Dateline June 23, 1913

urglars who entered J.O. Patenaude’s jewelry store late on Friday night got away with about $1,000 worth of rings, watches and pendants, and although the city police are working on several clues thieves have not yet been captured. Entrance was made at the back of the store through a broken window into the cellar. From there they entered the store through an unlocked door. Nothing but the empty trays from which the jewelry had been taken remained when the store was opened at the usual hour on Saturday morning. Mr. Patenaude declares that he has a very satisfactory clue as to the identity of the persons concerned in the robbery and advises them to return the property at once.

Dateline June 25, 1913


isplayed on the table in front of the magistrate’s desk at the city police court yesterday morning was one of the most varied collections of opium

manufacturing and merchandising material that has ever been raked in by the Nelson police. The “dope” and other material came from a house in Chinatown in which lives Get Chong, who was charged with having opium in his possession for sale. Poppy seeds from which is manufactured opium, utensils for converting the seed into the drug, crude opium, opium in the form of little red pills and enclosed in vegetable fat, the usual pipe and lamp for smoking, addressed envelopes for mailing to persons living outside of Nelson and scores of other paraphernalia from the joint were piled on the table. The opium alone is estimated to be worth many hundreds of dollars.


Dateline June 4, 1913

wat the dandelions is suggested as a summer war cry for the Nelson Improvement Association by a prominent citizen of the city. This year the yellow pest is to be seen in great numbers on almost every street and alley, while some of the vacant lots are thick with the weed. Already flowers are dying off and leaving behind the fluffy seed, which flies far and wide, setting in flower beds, lawns and other places where it is least wanted, and it is urged action be taken to destroy the weeds on the city property and compel owner’s of lots to do something to prevent the spread of this nuisance. 21


The Nelson Star is running new crossword puzzles! The answer for Wednesday’s paper will be printed in Friday’s paper while the Friday answers will be published in Wednesday’s paper. FOR RELEASE MAY 15, 2013

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis

ACROSS 1 Gem 6 At least three 10 Early late-night host 14 Doctoral exams 15 “__ Las Vegas” 16 Comstock __: Nevada silver deposit 17 Hack 19 Weapons, in Latin 20 Ocular woe 21 Abu Dhabi’s fed. 22 Bit of tomfoolery 23 Heck 26 Suitable for marriage 30 Eat too much of, as junk food 31 “I’m on __!” 32 More navy than teal, say 34 Duck foot feature 37 Hick 40 Radical ’70s gp. 41 Charlotte __: dessert 42 Columnist Abigail Van __ 43 Grief counselor’s subject 44 Nobelist Camus 45 Hock 50 Stalin era prison 51 Common letters in an email address 52 Tennis legend 56 Rice-A-__ 57 Huck 60 Depot postings, briefly 61 Sneaker brand 62 Long-legged flier 63 For whom the bell tolls 64 Quaint “Listen!” 65 Office cartridge contents DOWN 1 Writes on one’s palm, say 2 Q.E.D. word 3 Like begonias 4 “A Jew Today” writer Wiesel 5 “Dropped” drug

By Thomas Takaro

6 Like doves and hawks 7 Danno’s outfit, familiarly 8 25-Down resident, for a time 9 Wouk’s “The Winds of __” 10 Set aside time for 11 Vital blood vessel 12 Fess up 13 Arrive at 18 Mystical old letter 22 Cute as a button 23 Bad way to get it 24 Brooklynese pronoun 25 Genesis place 26 Takes into custody 27 Russia’s __ Mountains 28 Resort north of the Keys 29 Type 32 __ nova 33 Church based in SLC, Utah 34 Speaker-tostereo link 35 Always


Wednesday’s Puzzle Tuesday’s Puzzle Solved Solved

(c)2013 Tribune Media Services, Inc.

36 Crooked 38 Yorkshire river 39 Oleo holder 43 Get together (with) 44 Get together (with) 45 Long-legged flier 46 Repeated, like Poe’s raven 47 Forearm bones 48 It’s the pits

June 5, 2013 For the benefit of Kootenay Lake area residents, the following lake levels are provided by FortisBC as a public service. Queen’s Bay:

Present level: 1748.51 ft. 7 day forecast: Up 0 to 2 inches. 2012 peak: 1753.78 ft. / 2011 peak: 1751.71 ft.


Present level: 1746.41 ft. 7 day forecast: Up 0 to 2 inches.


49 “You press the button, we do the rest” camera company 52 High hair 53 Slugger Musial 54 Use a whetstone on 55 911 situation: Abbr. 57 Scrooge’s scoff 58 Charlottesville sch. 59 Mo. for opals

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

Just play, have fun and enjoy the games! Best of luck!


Friday, June 7, 2013 Nelson Star

Your community. Your classifieds.

250.352.1890 fax 250.352.1893 email

How to place a

Classified Ad with 250.352.1890

Call Or Drop by our office at 514 Hall Street Nelson, BC 8:30-5:00 Monday - Friday

Classified Deadline 4pm Monday & Wednesday

Coming Events

Cottonwood Community Market Saturdays 9:30-3:00 May 18 to Oct 26 Cottonwood Falls Park Downtown Nelson Local Market Wed 10-4 June 12 to Sept 25 400 Block Baker St.


MarketFest 6:00 - 10:30 June 28 * July 26 * Aug 23 200 & 300 Blocks Baker St.



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




Lost & Found

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

FOUND: Stroller on Stanley St outside Otter Books May 23rd Thur afternoon. Claim @ Nelson Police Station LOST: Set of keys anywhere from the bridge to the end of the dog park. Call Joanne @354-3131

Lost & Found FOUND: Jacket on curb of Government Rd & HWY 3A beginning of May 250 399-4253



Business Opportunities Calendar Club of Canada is a seasonal retail operation selling calendars, games and toys, is looking for an enthusiastic entrepreneur who has own business to operate our location(s) in Chahko-Mika Mall, Nelson and Waneta Plaza Trail, BC from Nov to Jan. We have 200 stores across Canada and have been in business since 1993. Minimal capital required, everything provided except labour, biweekly draws. You receive % of sales. If you have a desire to run your own retail business email Anne at asap.


Notice of Passing Obituaries

Donald Chambers January 4, 1947 - May 22, 2013 We regret to announce that Donald Gordon Chambers of Castle Wood Village, Castlegar died peacefully in his sleep on May 22, 2013. He was predeceased by his parents, Steve and Dot Chambers. He is survived by his wife Sarah Chambers of Mountain View Lodge, Nelson; his mother-in-law, Betty Polster of Duncan; his brother in law, David Polster and wife Genevieve Singleton of Duncan; sister-in-law, Celia Cheatley and husband David Cheatley of Victoria; brother in law Alan Polster and partner Lisa Larson of Revelstoke; and many nieces and nephews. Don was a kind man and a devoted husband, son and uncle. He grew up with his brother Dennis in Castlegar and was a lifelong resident of Castlegar and surrounding area. He worked for BC Forestry at a fire tower, Cominco and BC Ferries at Thrums, Glade and Robson. He married the love of his life, Sarah, in 1980. During all the ups and downs of Sarah and Don’s challenges Don remained committed and concerned about Sarah to the end of his life. In midlife Don was diagnosed with bipolar disease and later blindness. He took a great interest in country and western music, cars and current events. He had a phenomenal memory for dates and events. As a young man he enjoyed fishing, camping and hiking. His nephews and nieces gave him great joy and he took much interest in their activities. Our deepest thanks to Rhonda Barisoff and Linda Krantz of Castlegar Mental Health for making a profound difference in Don’s life during the last few years; Linda Frew and Jane Phillips of Castle Wood Village and staff for making the last year of his life so comfortable; Dr. Merritt and staff for their many years of care of Don and Sarah; Clare Singleton of Endako for her help and long friendship with Don; Jim May and Cathy Scott-May of Bonnington for their assistance in the past year and Jean Smith for her kind visits to Don. A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, June 18, 2-4 pm, at Castle Wood Village, 525 Columbia Ave., Castlegar. Donations to Castlegar Mental Health Services, 707 10th Street, Castlegar, BC, V1N 2H7, earmarked with Don’s name would be welcomed. Condolences to the family can be sent via David Polster and Genevieve Singleton, 6015 Mary St, Duncan, BC, V9L 2G5, , phone 250-746-8052.

Rest in Peace dear Don. Your troubles are over.

John Maurice (Moe) Walton April 24, 1931 - May 28, 2013

Moe passed away at Kootenay Lake Hospital after a very brave fight with cancer. He had just celebrated his 82nd birthday. He was born and raised in Trail and graduated from the Trail High School. He was very active in many sports as a youth. In latter years he spent many happy hours at Birchbank Golf Course. His education continued at SAIT in Calgary where he obtained a diploma in Surveying His work career was mainly with Hydro Dam Construction in Alberta, B.C. and Yukon. He worked on the Duncan Dam, the Kootenay Canal and 7 Mile Dam near Trail. He is survived by his wife Connie, his daughter Colleen Walton and granddaughter Emma Walton of Charlottetown, his son Gordon Walton of Robson, his brother Norman Walton of Seattle, WA., his sister Pat Nelson of Trail, his sister in law Margaret Johnson of Puyallup, WA., His nieces Sharon, Liana, Naomi, Sandra, Debbie and nephew Wayne. He was predeceased by his parents, Norman and Margaret, his brother George and his niece Aeron. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Kootenay Lake Hospital. There will be no service by request.

Lost & Found

Lost & Found


Have you seen our pet? Tallis brown and and whitewhite Corgi, TallisisPembroke isa red, a red, brown Welsh male.

Corgi, Pembroke Welsh male. He wags his tail vigorously when talked to.

Last 1, 2013 outsidewhen Selkirktalked Veterinary He seen wagsJune his tail vigorously to. Hospital. slipped his collar whileSelkirk being Veterinary exercised. Last seenHe June 1, 2013 outside

Has possibly sighted on the Burlington Hospital. Hebeen slipped his collar while being Northern Headed trail approx. 11 Baker km from Nelson exercised. towards St. and was possibly seen on(towards CherryYmir) St. 30 minutes later. If you know the whereabouts of Tallis or have any If you know the whereabouts of Tallis or have any information that could help, please contact information that could help, please contact Jean Jean at at 250-352-6744 250-352-6744

Adopt a Shelter Cat! The BC SPCA cares for thousands of orphaned and abandoned cats each year. If you can give a homeless cat a second chance at happiness, please visit your local shelter today.


Nelson Star Friday, June 7, 2013



Business Opportunities

Help Wanted

CHRISTINA Lakeside Resort is seeking a person or persons interested in responding to an Expression of Interest to provide services to the Resort as Contract Manager. Christina Lakeside Resort (CLR) is a seasonal recreational property containing 138 member owned sites, recreation facilities, boat docks, extensive beach areas and its own sewage treatment plant. Applicants should have experience and/or training in all aspects of the resort management including guest and owner services, all office functions including bookkeeping, Microsoft Office and maintenance of marine and land based assets. The successful candidate must have Sewage Plant Operation certificate at time of contract signing as well as confined space entry training. Candidates who display alternate, but equivalent work history will be considered although those with industry experience will be given priority. Interested parties should respond no later than June 19, 2013 to to receive the Expression of Interest Documents.

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

An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta.

Career Opportunities

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 A23

Help Wanted

Career Opportunities

Help Wanted

Nelson Home Building Centre requires a healthy, energetic individual for our lumber yard. Please bring resume and ask for Nathan in person. NELSON HOME BUILDING CENTRE


TICKETED "B" WELDERS, ELECTRICIANS, AND MILLWRIGHTS 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: We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for a interview will be contacted.

101 McDonald Drive

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Summer Student Job Opportunity Office Admin and Museum Curator 30 hours a week. July 2-Aug 31. Please go to for details.

Home Owners helping home owners

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.


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.

Lake View Village

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:


Cooks Nelson, BC

Please apply by email or fax at: F: (250) 352-0053 Email: The Capitol Theatre is calling for Expression of Interest to direct this year’s 25th Anniversary Christmas Pantomime. The Panto is a community show produced by the Capitol Theatre over 12 weeks with rehearsals twice a week starting in September. Five performances take place in the first week of December. Usually there are 50 people in the cast and another 30 or so who volunteer backstage. The director works with a musical director and choreographer. The actors range in age from 9 - 90! The Panto is an annual Capitol Theatre fundraiser and everyone in a Panto is a star! Small monetary compensation available and large satisfaction guaranteed. If you are interested in directing please mail, email or drop off your resume and a letter expressing your interest. Mail to Capitol Theatre PO Box 403, Nelson, BC V1L 5R2 or email capitoltheatre@netidea. com or drop off at the Box Office Tues-Fri noon-4:30pm. Deadline for Expression of Interest is Monday, June 17.

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 Sales Representative within the Company’s Business Development Department. Responsibilities: Reporting to the VP of Business Development, the successful applicant will be responsible for maintaining a close relationship with our existing customers while identifying new sales content opportunities. This position will lead direct customer sales solicitation, market existing products, establish customer contracts for sales, request sourcing agreements, long term supply agreements or production contracts, conduct sales/quote followup activities, support Customer Service interactions and maintain sales correspondence and record keeping. Position Qualifications and Experience: The preferred candidate will possess a post secondary Diploma, preferably specializing in sales and marketing, and offer a minimum of three years of sales experience preferably with selling manufactured products. Demonstrated experience working with product quote applications and strong negotiation skills. This position requires excellent presentation skills and the ability to work well in a team environment.

A healthy local economy depends on you


Please forward a cover letter and resume highlighting your qualifications by June 12/13: A detailed description of this job can be viewed at:

Friday, June 7, 2013 Nelson Star




Help Wanted


Legal Services

Make extra $$$ delivering phone books The BetterBook requires a responsible and reliable person(s) to deliver phonebooks to residences and businesses in Balfour, Kaslo and Nelson. Reliable vehicle (van or covered pickup) is required and the ability to lift heavy phonebooks. This is a great group fundraiser! Contact Linda in our distribution department at 1-800-663-8555.

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

Unemployed? Looking for work?

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.

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

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)

Home Improvements FLOORING SALE Over 300 Choices Lowest Prices Guaranteed!

Real Estate


Garage Sales

For Sale By Owner

411 1st St Sat June 8th 8 am 12 noon, Dresser, Mirror Table, Ironing board & More ANTIQUE Furniture, piano, tires, solid oak living room set, misc household items, everything like new 875 China Creek Road Genelle.... Big Building in RV Storage area Saturday 8-1 June 8th Preview Furniture 9-3 week days Multi Family Garage Sale Barnes Rd @ 6 Mile Sat. June 8th 8 am - 12 noon

BEAUTIFUL NORTH SHORE PROPERTY - .41 acres, reno’d 3 bdrm manuf. home. 1 blk from Kootenay Lake. Many extras. $214,000 250-229-4743

Commercial/ Industrial

Heavy Duty Machinery

Laminates - $0.59/sq ft Engineered - $1.99 sq ft Hardwood - $2.79 sq ft Overnight Delivery in most of BC!

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



Psychics Psychic Readings w/Rubiyah Ratna, BFA, MFA. Experienced Meditator Teacher & Psychic Reader for Over 30 yrs. 352-4647

Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

Need CA$H Today?

Find your way and find your work at KCDS/WorkB

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

Own A Vehicle?

Merchandise for Sale

No Credit Checks!

Antiques / Vintage 1-800-514-9399

1947 Buick Sedan Super all original, good running condition $4800 OBO Call 250-365-5003

Call KCDS/WorkBC in Nelson and find out how to get ready for the job you want

Borrow Up To $25,000

Call 250-352-6200

Help Wanted

Household Services

Cash same day, local office.

Help Wanted

Food Products BUTCHER SHOP

Advertising Sales Representative The award-winning Castlegar News has an opening for an experienced full time Advertising Sales Representative. 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 June 14th, 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.

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

Misc. for Sale 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

BAY AVENUE MUSIC 1364 Bay Ave, Trail 250-368-8878

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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

Fireside Inn & Conference Centre


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:


WATERFRONT HOME, Nelson B.C. 114 ft. sandy beach and gorgeous city view. Rancher home with RV sites and an easy upgrade cottage on just under an acre of land. Go to property and type in 196175 to view pics. 480-620-7177,

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Brand New 2 bdrm apt near creek in Nelson long term N/P N/S $1200/m + util avai July1st 509-1135 NOW taking applications for 2 bdr apartments in clean, quiet, adult oriented buildings. N/S N/P. References required. $650 and $750 per month plus utilities. Call 250-352-3965

Musical Instruments Guitars, Amplifiers, Drums Keyboards, Band & String Instruments, Music books & Accessories, Music Lessons Sales & Rentals


Apartment Furnished Small 1 bdrm suite Ymir W/D N/S, ref, Pets possible $650/m includes heat 604 989-0258

Help Wanted


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

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.




Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul

1-888-204-5355 for Pre-Approval


Duplex / 4 Plex Newly Renovated 3 bdrm home in Rosemont. On June 15th 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. Includes off street parking, fenced backyard with a deck, all appliances. Close to Rosemont Elementary and bus stop. Pets welcome with damage deposit. $1400/m + hydro each. Call to see your new home 250 505-9339

Suites, Lower Large 2 bdrm , possible garden space, W/D util including Avail July 1 st, ref 352-3293 NEW: 1 bdrm Suite facing SE, in floor heating, private patio, W/D D/W N/S, pets accepted, Rosemont $850 + util avail July 1st 250 352-1191

Townhouses 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

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 Nelson: Disabled construction worker requires housing in Nelson. Prefer quiet self contained unit close to downtown. Can pay within $500 range all included. Reliable, tidy, non-partier. Good tentant! Please contact Rob @ 352-9876


Auto Financing 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.


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.

Merchandise for Sale



DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

Recreational/Sale 1988 furnished 32’ Travel Trailer with large roofed 12x30’ deck new fridge, extra fridge and freezer in shed permanently parked at Cedar Glen Campground (occupancies April to Oct) at Balfour Landing behind bakery $15,000, Pad fee is paid to April 1st, 2014, 365-4740

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

Boats 1992 170 CAMPION ALLANTE

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

Price $8,500

250-428-9604, 250-402-9476 Creston, BC CAMPION Cuddy, 1975 17’6”, 120hp OMC & 9hp Mariner kicker, w/Cal. trailer, excellent condition w/full clears/canvas, $4,750, 250-229-5742

World’s Finest FISHING BOATS

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

Moorage DL# 7557


Boat House (21’) at Kootenay Launch Club, for rent or sale 604-989-0258

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

A copy of the Call for Proposals is available on the RDCK website Public Notices/Tenders and/or at RDCK reception. 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

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

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Search resumes for missing man in Slocan Valley with the sonar equipment. “Members are located throughout the province as they perform these duties in addition to their normal work,” explained Little. “Also, the side-scan sonar is a newly purchased piece of equipment and has not been used in this area previously.” The side-scan sonar is towed below the boat and projects a computer image of the lake bottom. A week ago Sunday, the RCMP underwater recovery team began to scour the bottom of Little Wilson

SHERI REGNIER Trail Times Reporter

The search for Michael Guthrie, a missing Trail man, resumed Monday as RCMP further deployed underwater sonar equipment. “We are still acting on the premise that Mr. Guthrie was unfortunately drowned in the lake,” said Sgt. Darryl Little. This is based on a witness account of the event itself.” A province-wide RCMP underwater recovery team was summoned and arrived in Nakusp along

Lake using side-scan sonar equipment, but were unsuccessful in locating Guthrie. By late Monday, almost one third of the lake had been searched, but two more days were needed to complete the sweep of the lake. Guthrie has been presumed drowned since his fishing canoe capsized on May 25. Slocan Lake RCMP responded to a call from two Trail men, who reported Guthrie missing. At that time, it was determined that Guthrie had been fishing with www.century21/barbie.wheaton

one of the men in the canoe. If the search of the lake is unsuccessful, it has not yet been determined how long recovery efforts will continue. “This is a difficult decision and is made in consultation with the family and dive team,” said Little. Little Wilson Lake, located near Rosebery is described as high-alpine with frigid water this time of year. The lake is approximately 63 acres in size with an average depth of 39 feet, and areas over 80 feet in depth.

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1440 Georama Rd Larry’s Gravel & Topsoil

3071 Heddle Road

702 Fourth Street

Furniture, housewares, treadmill, reno items

Furniture, women’s clothing, household items, tools, jewellery, sports equipment & lots more


Larry’s treasures can be your pleasures Camper Trailer, Drill Press, Cutoff Saw, Compressor, Electric Motors, Hand Tools


Saturday June 8th 9:00am - 4:00pm

2827 Duhamel Rd (6 mile)


Saturday June 8th 8:00am - 4:00pm

413 Nelson Avenue

Multi - Family SALE


Saturday June 8th 9:00am - 1:00pm

410 Howe Street Multi - Family SALE All Proceeds go to YWAM Nelson


Saturday June 8th 8:00am - 2:00pm

1015 Latimer Street

2736 Robison Rd

Multi - Family Sale

Multi - Family Sale

Multi - Family Sale Lots of Stuff!!!

for L’Ecole des Sentiers Alpins

Household items, Propane fireplace, vanity top, water heater & more

Sat. June 8th & Sun. June 9th 7 8:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday June 8th 9:00am - 1:00pm

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412 Silica Street All Sorts of Everything!!!! Crafts, household, extra


Saturday June 8th 7:00am - 2:00pm

4224 Kays Rd (Blewett) Stihl chain saw, computer, desk, household & much more


Saturday June 8th 8:00am - 2:00pm

2085 Kettleson Road (4 mile off Taylor Dr)

White fridge, fir flooring, construction materias, old wood cabinet, wood windows, books, kids toys/clothing, tent/bike/ski/outdoor gear, 1993 F150, sewing machine, lots of misc, lemonade stand

No Early Birds


Saturday June 8th 8:00am - 1:00pm



Friday, June 7, 2013 Nelson Star


The Biz Buzz — Kirsten Hildebrand

The Buzz goes Bumblebee

Free Scrap car removal 1-877-354-4802

Your 24-hour towing specialists 2374 Granite road • 250-354-4802


s a mother-of-three recently back to work after a long time in my kitchen office, I have a soft spot for moms who seem to be able to do it all. And then there are some who can do it all and win awards along the way. Sabrina Baker is one of those women. It has been an amazing year for the Bumblebee Toys owner. Baker was just won the 2013 Influential Women in Business Award where she was nominated with the likes of Val Semeniuk of Kootenai Moon and Janet Skolka of Jilly bo Billy. “What an honour to win this in the midst of so many amazing and influential business women,” says Baker. “I’m totally floored and it completely caught me off guard.” Found at bumblebeetoys. com, Baker’s business also won six platinum and one gold awards in Kootenay Business’ first Annual DidiTech Awards handed out this winter. Chosen for favourite overall website, e-commerce website, retail website, blog, Facebook page, eNewsletter and Twitter feed as well as favourite use of photography, the list of honours is long and impressive. Baker was also nominated for MOMpreneur Award of Excellence put on by ParentsCanada last fall. Through all these accolades, Baker feels pleased she “can be an inspiration to others whether they are women in business, or hard working moms.” “It’s been long journey with many mistakes and successes and I’d love to think I can help others follow their passions also,” she says. Started in 2007, Bumblebee Toys offers a unique collection of natural toys, crafts and playthings “to inspire the imagination and nourish the

Sabrina Baker of Bumblebee Toys.

senses,” says Baker. Trevor and Todd Hutt are no strangers to nourishing the sense — namely taste. The owners of Bogustown are hanging up that hat as the Fairview pub offered its last famous beef donair, last pint, last hurrah on May 31. The brothers who formally owned DJ’s on Baker Street, have been in the restaurant business for 20 years and are ready for a new chapter in their lives. Another long-time Kootenay restaurateur, Yoshikatu (Yoshi) Jack Shirotani has reached a major milestone. Kurama Sushi celebrated its anniversary this week. On June 4, the local sushi business turned 11-years-old. The sushi bar at 491 Baker Street offers “healthy, nutritious, appetizing and delicious fare as sushi becomes one of the most popular foods world-wide. After 15 years at the top of a steep stairway Alan Burch Law Office has moved to a newly renovated, wheelchair accessible office on the main floor of the same building at 466 Josephine Street. Alan Burch provides legal services in real estate matters, wills and estates as well as notarizing services.

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 8 (KOOTENAY LAKE) Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement Community Meeting Wednesday, June 12th - 6:30 – 8:30 pm Hume Hotel – Emporium Room School District #8 is currently in the process of renewing our Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement. An Enhancement Agreement is an agreement between the school district, the local Aboriginal communities, and the Ministry of Education developed to enhance the educational achievement and experience for all Aboriginal students. Community consultation is an essential component to renewing our agreement. We need to hear from Aboriginal parents, students, and community members. Please join us at this community meeting. Light snacks provided.

Just next door, Skin Bliss Medi Spa has moved into the former Araya Day Spa location. Owner Rebecca Wilcox opened the new location on June 1. Skin Bliss is most well known for its laser and photorejuvenation tretments which will continue. Still offering beauty services such as eyelash extensions and the mineral make-up line by Jane Iredale, new services will now be featured. With three massage practitioners on board offering hot stone, shiatsu treatments among others, Skin Bliss also has drop-in infrared sauna available. New too are detoxifying and firming mud wraps. Body sugaring is new to try as well. Now in its third year of business, Skin Bliss used to be located at 601 Front Street. They will celebrate their new location with a grand opening in July. Kootenay Glass and Mirror have also moved shop from their 121 McDonald Drive location to 206 Lakeside Drive. The full-service glass provider offers windshields, door glass and much more for contractors and the general public. Open since 1991, Woody and Dale will continue to offer that “old fashioned” service their customers have some to rely on. Away from the bricks and mortar of the Biz Buzz, KAST and Community Futures Central Kootenay are bringing a very successful initiative back to Nelson on June 17 to continue growing the local entrepreneurial community with a little bit of legal advice. “We deal with a host of immensely talented people who Story continues on Page 27

Boardwalk Woodworking Outstanding entryways - locally owned - skilled local craftspeople - high efficiency wood windows - sourcing local lumber & materials - cabinets and countertops

Proud to supply windows & cabinets for discerning homeowners & many of Nelson’s heritage restoration projects.

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Cont. from Page 26 have excellent business ideas and are very good at what they do,” explains KAST’s executive director Kelvin Saldern. “One of the common challenges we hear from start-ups is that the legal aspect of the business is not their strength and can be challenging.” KAST has a strong focus on assisting and accelerating entrepreneurial growth in the region and implemented the “Ask an Expert” program in September. The program is designed to provide a helping hand for small businesses, companies and start-ups that traditionally may not see their issues as being substantial enough to motivate them to pay a lawyer but are critical to their venture. The first three sessions held in Nelson, Trail and Castlegar were great successes and featured the help of Leon Pigott of Pigott and Co. He provided valuable advice to 18 businesses from sectors including digital media, IT, manufacturing, finance, construction, professional services, education and tourism/ recreation. “It has been rewarding,” says Pigott. “People often don’t know the extent of the resources and assistance for small businesses that are available. Right now, some of these ideas are in the business conception stage, but could turn into a great business and a great thing for the area. I see the Ask an Expert program as a long term investment, to grow the region and build on an existing startup community.” Half-hour per-client appointments are available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. but must be booked in advance. Contact Community Futures at 250-352-1933 or email Janeen Mather at by June 13. The event will be held at Community Futures Central Kootenay (201, 514 Vernon Street). If you have an item you would like to see in the Biz Buzz, email to reporter3@nelsonstar.

CUPE workers serve strike notice


Nelson Star Staff

The Kootenay Lake School District has been served strike notice by its CUPE workers who have plans to picket in front of Hume school Monday. Strike activity will be limited to one-day overtime bans, 30-minute study sessions during breaks and picketing when classes are out and no extracurricular activities are occurring. Superintendent Jeff Jones says at this time, it doesn’t appear job action will continue beyond June 10.

“We have received confirmation that there is no contemplation of a full withdrawal of services by unionized support staff in June,” he says. Intended strike activity will not cause any problems for the welfare of students or area residents according to CUPE. Also, there will be no interference with access to schools and offices for students and staff. Pickets in front of Hume Elementary School will start at 4 p.m. Any employee in the district who is not management or a member of the Kootenay Lake Teachers Federation is a CUPE member.

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Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814



Robert Goertz 250.354.8500


Close to a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, this energy efficient home sits on a private and flat 2-acre property. The home utilizes all of its space through use of built-ins and a well designed floor plan.

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Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584


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Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443




719 Vernon Street tel: 250 352 5833 f / NelsonCTS

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 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.

Call Norm or Lev

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 jaw dropping views and a floor plan to fit any family’s needs. Minutes from town. Call today.

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

This like-new 2010 2-bedroom home is immaculate inside and out. Beautiful large kitchen open to the living room with vaulted ceilings. Located on quiet Lower 6 mile Road in the 21 Pine Park. Just a short walk to the beach and the city bus. Easy to finance.

BLEWETT HOBBY FARM (19 yrs +) licensed event, cos t u m es

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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!

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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250.352.7861 2124 Ymir Road


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Kristina Little 250-509-2550


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


Steven Skolka 250-354-3031


Set peacefully by the mouth of the river and only a few steps from Valhalla Park on the outskirts of Slocan. 2- bedroom home on a beautiful flat yard with fruit trees and forest. This could be a great starter home or vacation getaway!

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


250.352.7178 520 C Falls Street Nelson

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


601 Baker Street, Nelson BC


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You could not replace this home for this price. 2 flat fenced acres with a 4 bedroom 4 bath custom luxury home plus triple garage & guest suite. Truly Breathtaking ! MLS 2217377

Elegant 4 bdrm & 3 baths Front Duplex with over 2052’ of living space with the finest touches & panoramic striking Lake, City & Mountain views. Add’l 500 sqft of outdoor covered verandah space. This upscale place is located just 5 min from town in lower Rosemont close to the Golf course, all a m e n i t i e s , s c h o o l s & b u s r o u t e s . MLS 2390202

Christine Pearson 250.505.8015 $795,000

Lisa Cutler 250.551.0076 $425,000

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Glen Darough 250.354.3343 $559,900

A rustic Riondel waterfront lease lot Cabin. 121.42 feet of beach by 300 feet in depth. Treed, sloping lot with views of Purcell Mountains across the Lake. Recreation get-away. MLS 2204586

Alan Tarr 250.354.8489 $125,000

In “as new” condition, this 1 bedroom + den, 1 bath 3rd floor condo unit is well appointed with many extras. Large sundeck w i t h a f t e r n o o n s u n , l a k e v i e w, l a r g e m a s t e r bedroom with walk-in closet, covered p a r k i n g . MLS 2389782

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A great starter or retirement 2 BR home on a 120x110 foot, level, landscaped lot. Recent improvements include a new metal roof; hot water tank, electric baseboards, bathroom fixtures, floor coverings and fresh paint throughout. A very private setting next to a beautiful secluded mountain creek

Immaculate contemporary 3 bedroom 2 bath Fairview home with a 1 bedroom Inlaw Suite in the basement. A bright open f l o o r p l a n a n d a l a k e v i e w. A m u s t s e e . MLS 2217348

Three 1 bedroom 1 bath good sized suites separately metered. Covered parking, a new furnace, new roof, all new plumbing, new renos, underground sprinkler system, garden & tones of storage, all placed on a spacious corner lot central to the downtown core of Nelson plus lake views.

This 2 bedroom mobile home has been extensively renovated, including a new kitchen, bathroom, floors, most windows and most of the walls have been gyroced. Nice quiet location, yet an easy walk to school and parks.

Private 1.04 acres of flat useable land with an immaculate 2001 mobile with 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 24x36 garage on concrete slab with attached lean to for all your tools or toys. Garden shed, gazebo & covered deck. Close to all amenities & a stones through away from Winlaw Elementar y.

Alan Tarr 250.354.8489 $365,000

Lisa Cutler 250.551.0076 $335,000

Dave Buss 250.354.9459 $39,900

Laura Salmon 250.551.8877 $214,777

Alan Tarr 250.354.8489 $148,900

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Nicely maintained bright 3 bdrm mobile home approx 5 minutes from town. Newer windows & newly painted throughout. The kitchen and living room offer an open floor plan design with lake views from the living room windows. Covered patios & Decks for outdoor sitting.

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Tw o b e d r o o m 2 b a t h c o n v e n i e n t l i v i n g i n L o w e r F a i r v i e w. C o v e r e d parking and close to amenities. MLS 2218521

Lisa Cutler 250.551.0076 $35,500

Christine Pearson 250.505.8015 $269,000

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37.36 EXTREMELY PRIVATE treed Acres with a 2 bdrm, 1 bath cabin and a newer 3 bdrm 2 bath mobile which are perched on a plateau, oriented toward and majestically above the Slocan Park valley and surrounded by crown land. This property with two houses is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast with wildlife at your doorstep or any recreational

Enjoy privacy and sunshine! Just over 4 acres with a roomy two-level home with fully enclosed sundeck and a detached workshop/ studio. Situated along Pass Creek Rd, just p a s t C r e s c e n t Va l l e y. S u r r o u n d e d b y C r o w n L a n d ! MLS 2389517

This building has level access, kitchen, multiple offices and a large open hall area measuring 46’ x 30’ with 13’ ceiling height. Zoned R-3, Core Apartment Residential. Convenient location, ver y close to downtown.

Lorne Westnedge 250.505.2606 $289,000

Lisa Cutler 250.551.0076 $399,000

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Beautifully maintained and landscaped 2 bedroom, 2 bath home located in Nasookin subdivision, just 5 minutes from town. 3 level split home on 1/4 acre lot with fireplace, double carport and decks. MLS 2389992

Steady revenue from the two bedroom home, four manufactured homes, plus four mobile home pads make this a decent investment property. Current owners have made many upgrades. Creekside setting just outside Nelson.

4 b d r m 2 b a t h h o m e l o c a t e d i n l o w e r F a i r v i e w. This 2 storey home w/bsmnt is placed on a 46’ x 120’ lot offering a large deck to soak in the sun, carport & garage. The home needs some TLC but is in the perfect location close to all amenities. Suite potential & Quick possession available.

Dave Buss 250.354.9459 $55,500

Lorne Westnedge 250.505.2606 $349,900

Glen Darough 250.354.3343 $439,000

Lisa Cutler 250.551.0076 $264,900

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3 bedroom, 2 bath manufactured home on creek front property, just outside Nelson city limits. Good condition with covered porch, 3 piece en-suite bath and a park-like setting, just under 1/2 acre. MLS 2389991

Great starter home on private 1.3 acres of useable land centrally located between Nelson & Castlegar! Nestled in the trees sits a lovely 2 bed, 2 bath, 2003 mobile with peek a boo view of Kootenay River & Gold I s l a n d . MLS 2389152

Yo u ’ l l e n j o y a g r e a t v i e w o f N e l s o n a n d Kootenay Lake from the deck and home of this 2 bedroom mobile home located in the popular Sunnyside Mobile Home Park. Lots o f u p d a t e s , g r e a t l o c a t i o n . MLS 2389756

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Ver y charming 2 bdrm 1 bath home a few blocks up from Baker Street. This sweet, bright home has had many modern updates, private backyard with cedar deck, clean, bright unfinished basement holds lots of storage. Low maintenance home, move right in. MLS 10062854

Lisa Cutler 250.551.0076 $259,000

Classic Farm House with modern updates in this 4-5 bedroom 2 bath house on 7.42 acres only 7 minutes t o N e l s o n . Wo n d e r f u l K o o t e n a y R i v e r V i e w s . MLS 2389878

Christine Pearson 250.505.8015 $430,000

Heritage Charm with upgrades, original Fir floors, excellent sun exposure, box gardens & greenhouse plus plenty o f o f f s t r e e t p a r k i n g ! MLS 2218303

Christine Pearson 250.505.8015 $246,000

Lorne Westnedge 250.505.2606 $149,900

Laura Salmon 250.551.8877 $289,777



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West Kootenay Glacier Challenge MS Bike Tour August 17 - 18, 2013 Raise $1000 & get a custom MS Jersey!

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

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Register at

Yan Zombie

Registration is $40


Michael Red

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reetings, music lovers! For the first of two Yan Zombie Presents events in June, I'm pleased to welcome Michael Red from the mighty Lighta! crew in Vancouver.

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Yan Zombie Presents:


I was first introduced to MRed's sound seeing him lay down one of his trademark morning sets at The Bass Coast festival. Since then I have seen him throw down a seriously diverse and versatile range of sets fitting different occasions; proper dancehall, to dub and rap influenced sets, always delivering that spontaneous vibe that comes from perfectly gauging and reading the dance floor. He was open to my nosey prying for a little insight into what he's up to.

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

Yan Zombie: First off, thanks so much for taking the time to chat. What other areas of life do you draw inspiration from that guide your musical choices and direction? Michael Red: Hmm. My inspirations are endless really. I'm inspired by a lot different people in my immediate life. Certain close friends I'll have in my head sometimes when I'm mak-

June 21st - Vinyl Richie & DJ Hoola Hoop June 22nd - Deep Dark Woods June 25th - Besnard Lakes w/ July Talk & Grounders June 27th - Kir Mokum SHAHdjs June 28th - Val Kilmer & The New Coke Live 80’s Band June 29th - Arthur Funkarelli July 4th - 4Mat, Deblock & Beat Doktor July 6th - Live Burlesque Show

July 20th - Fort Knox Five July 25th - The Cat Empire

Come Try our New meNu ITems! Megan Cole photo

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YZ: What can you tell me about the focus and theme of The New Forms Festival that you curate and contribute to? MR: I've been with New Forms since 2003. This year, however, I've taken a step back to allow more time for my own personal projects. To me, I take the words "New Forms" literally and make efforts to book and showcase work that is truly "new" or very much "now." As well, I've made it rule-of-thumb for myself to only book artists that haven't been to Vancouver before, and book locals that haven't played the festival before too. I also see the festival as a forum to take more risks than usual and really challenge the average event goer, always seeking to set the bar higher and higher. YZ: For people unfamiliar, what is the Low Indigo Blog and movement all about ?

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ing music, angled towards fashioning something they'd be down with. Jamie DJ Tusk is one of them. Certain artists that work really quickly and are prolific have fueled me recently too, like Machinedrum, Self Evident, and even Riff Raff. I'm not saying I'm down with everything Riff Raff does, but I have to admire his sheer output and what appears to be his lighthearted approach.

MR: Low Indigo is purposefully ambiguous, with elements left undefined, as a reflection of real life and a signature of remaining "open." I see it as having its own organic spirit which, at its own pace, becomes more defined as it discovers itself. I guide its growth, but life in general also helps guide it. The Facebook group, for example, has evolved into a really great community that continues to grow. I never planned for that, and it's totally wonderful. I love the fact that it's participatory and it makes perfect sense to me that an open-ended group of people are all helping shape Low Indigo's growth and identity. It looks like the blog might just become a place to post strictly event and label news, which also makes a lot of natural sense to me — 'cause the Facebook group already more than serves the purpose that a blog typically would. Catch Michael Red at Spiritbar on Thursday, June 13. Cover is $7 before 11:30 p.m. and $10 after that. There will also be opening sets from myself and Frumlater Yan Zombie is a Nelson-based electronic music producer and promotor. His events run monthly at Spirtbar. Follow him on twitter @yanzombiemusic.

The Cave Singers are touring be- time they worked with producer Phil hind their brand new album Naomi, Ek (The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Modest which features the addition of new Mouse) who has given this record a member Morgan Henderson on bass, little more of a polish and a shine. formerly of Fleet Foxes Live, The Cave Singand Blood Brothers. ers can't be beat. Pete The Cave Singers On their last album Quirk's enigmatic Saturday, June 8 No Witch The Cave vocals are worn and Spiritbar Tickets $18 Singers moved out of weathered in all the the woodsy realm of right ways and the their first two releases and more music takes on a hypnotic bent. squarely into a rock realm, greatly They've called themselves a "peoaided by the work of producer Ran- ple's band" and have been known dall Dunn. This new album contin- to sway crowds of all kinds, from ues where No Witch left off but this metal dudes to old ladies.

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A herd of young actors from the Homelinks homeschooling program are preparing to hit the stage with a musical about safari animals overcoming their differences. Tuishi Pamoja, directed by Allison Girvan and Miriam Mason Martineau, is about a young giraffe, Raffi, and young zebra, Zea appear to want to be friends, despite warnings from their parents. Homeschoolers, ages six to 14, have been working together with great energy and focus to present this musical that is both fun and holds a deeper message and invitation: to look beyond our differences, to reach out and take a chance. The show goes Thursday, June 13 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at South Nelson School gymnasium. Admission is by donation. Daniela Elza’s milk tooth bane bone is a book that sweeps across the reader’s consciousness like a bird’s wing. The poems do something rather miraculous: fragmentary yet narrative, grounded yet mythic, they deconstruct and build simultaneously, forge and empty out meanings and images. Elza, a Portland-based poet, will be at Booksmyth Underground on Thursday, June 13 to read from her new book. The evening will also include readings by Samuel Stephenson, founder of the Nelson Poetry Slam, and an open mic component featuring 10 local readers.

Stevenson is one of those spoken word poets who gets spinal shivers when people tell the truth. He was nominated for a Champion of Literacy Award from the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy in 2011 and currently teaches poetry workshops in high schools. Check out this mix of visiting and local talent at Booksmyth Underground, located at 338 Baker Street. Doors are at 7:30 p.m. and Elza will take the stage at 8 p.m. Admission is $7 to $10, sliding scale. Please arrive early if you wish to sign up for an open mic spot.

Three of the most talented professional photographers in British Columbia will be coming to Nelson to teach a two-day photography workshop geared towards emerging and professional photographers. Anna Beaudry, Brent Edwardson, and Michael Moster will travel from Vancouver to present “The Ignite Sessions – Nelson.” The workshop will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 9 and will cover topics such as lighting, posing, photoshop and business practices. “It is so exciting to have photographers of this calibre come to Nelson to help our local pros work on their craft” says workshop host Melissa Welsh. “Our photographers do not have the same access to professional development as our city colleagues do, so it is a real treat to not have to travel for an educational opportunity.” The workshop is sponsored by the Professional Photographers of Canada – BC. Master photographers, committed to making a difference in the photographic industry, volunteer their time to guide emerging photographers towards success. These two-day educational programs refresh fundamental skills, reveal industry standards and instill a sense of confidence and direction in local photographer’s businesses. Welsh, a Past-President of PPOC-BC, will be hosting the event. The program will run 10 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 and 10 to 4 p.m. on Monday, June 10. Registration fee is $169 for non-members and $89 for members. For more information please contact Melissa Welsh 250-352-5664 or see the PPOC-BC calendar online at

Alanna Mitchell British artist collective moves into Oxygen If the unrelenting bad news about the environment has got you down, mark your calendars for a talk on Thursday, June 13 in Nelson by Alanna Mitchell, author of the bestselling Sea Sick: The Hidden Crisis of Global Ocean Change. Mitchell will speak on moving from environmental despair to imagining a new world. Mitchell contends that although awareness of the environmental crisis is vital, society cannot achieve a better world unless we can imagine what that world would look like. The author, winner of the prestigious $100,000 Atkinson Fellowship in Journalism in 2008 and the $75,000 Grantham Prize for environmental writing in 2010, is a former Globe and Mail reporter who now directs her attention to investigating changes in Earth’s life-support systems. She will talk at the Nelson United Church, (602 Silica Street) at 7 p.m. An opportunity to meet the author and book signing will follow. A donation of $10 is suggested, with youth and students free.

Bristol Diving School is a collective of artists from Bristol, UK, four of whom are Artists-in-Residence at Oxygen Art Centre from June 8 to July 6. In its initial inception, Bristol Diving School was a project that developed into a collective with the objective to erase individual authorship of an artwork through negotiation between those collaborating in its conception and production. So named for the building where the collective was formed in 2009, it operates both on and off-site as members of the 20-strong collective extend the project through national and international activities. Within Bristol Diving School, collaboration is regarded as both method and subject, with all works accredited to Bristol Diving School: the project as the author, the artist. The group works primarily in New Media and Installation.

Bristol Diving School will use their residency to investigate the cultural heritage of Nelson as a research point and develop their findings into a body of work that questions, distorts and embellishes these historical narratives. By researching local history, integrating themselves into Nelson’s artist community and engaging the public in their process through participatory events, they hope to cultivate an archive produced through a collaborative process that takes on an (pseudo) anthropological form. The public is invited to attend an artist talk at Oxygen this Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m. The centre is located at 320 Vernon Street (the entrance is off the alley). For more information visit the Oxygen Art Centre website at


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Craft Beer Revolution Join the revolution and share a hand-crafted beer with Joe Wiebe, the Thirsty Writer, as he celebrates the release of his book, Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider’s Guide to B.C. Breweries. On Monday, June 17, Wiebe will be at Otter Books signing copies of his book between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m., and at 7:30 p.m. that evening, he will be giving a talk at Mike’s Place Pub. The evening event will feature a cask of the Nelson Brewing Company’s Full Nelson Organic Imperial IPA. Both events are free. In Craft Beer Revolution, Wiebe documents the fascinating craft beer movement in BC, profiling its history, the breweries themselves, the people behind the kegs and casks, and the colourful stories. The book is filled to the brim with recommendations for beer tasting tours around the province, lists of the best brews that BC has to offer and entertaining trivia that will make beer geeks salivate. To write this book, Wiebe undertook what he called his “Craft Beer Odyssey” — a road trip around the bottom half of the province visiting as many craft beer hubs as possible. The Lion’s Head Smoke and Brew Pub near Castlegar was an essential stop on this trip. In his book, he describes it as “an oasis of craft beer,” which offers artisan smoked meat along with twelve taps featuring beer from breweries across the province, including Nelson Brewing, Tree Brewing, Fernie Brewing, Mt. Begbie Brewing, Crannóg Ales, Cannery Brewing and Spinnakers Brewery. The Nelson Brewing Company is another major player in the craft beer revolution. They opened in 1991, and in 2006, they decided to go all-organic, a move that created some challenges due to the difficulty in finding certain ingredients (hops, in particular). However, this movement

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towards healthier, more sustainable production by brewers such as the Nelson Brewing Company has spurred a growth in organic hop production, especially in Canada and the United States. British Columbians are embracing craft beer like never before. It may, in part, be wrapped up in an ever-growing movement to consume highquality, local products. However, there is more to craft beer than its superb ingredients. Garrett Oliver, the brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery, writes that “craft brewing universally involves boldly flavoured beers coupled with a defiantly independent spirit.” In Craft Beer Revolution, Wiebe celebrates this independent spirit that has overwhelmingly soaked into BC’s brewing scene. For more information about Joe Wiebe or his book go to


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I’m going to be running a 50 kilometre mountain trail race this fall in an event appropriately named Kaslo Suffer Fest. A few weeks ago my friend lent me his copy of acclaimed Japanese author, Haruki Murakami’s memoir, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. Well aware that it held the potential to either motivate me or scare the bejeezes outta me, I gladly accepted it. For somebody whose novels are usually expansive, ambitious, and mysterious, his memoir is concise, modest and revealing. Murakami’s made a career out of squeezing bizarre plot lines out of otherwise simple seeming narratives. For example, The Wind Up Bird Chronicles that began as a teenage runaway tale quickly spun into a race to save the world from a demon Colonel Sanders. Another book featured a cult guru and little people that emerged from the mouth of a dead goat. So even though this is his least Murakamiesque book, this is the most Murakami that we ever see in any of his books.

In this memoir, Murakami traces his thought as he trains for both the New York Marathon and a triathlon in Japan. This is a fellow who spends six out of every seven days running and then writes literary masterpieces when he gets home. He’s very candid, a little selfdeprecating, and (a rarity in memoirs) never comes off as preachy or pretentious. The most successful aspect of his memoir is his direct connection between the acts of running and writing. He examines the parallels between success in both literary and physical planes, the solitary nature of the two activities, and the ways each act both complements and compensates for the other. Instead of chronicling his romances or heartbreaks, this memoir focuses on this. These pursuits have become who he is, more than anything else. One of Murakami’s notable marathon mantras is “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” Beyond running or writing, these words can be applied to so much in life. So I’m going to run the 50 km, and it’s going to hurt. But despite the name of the festival, I’m determined not to suffer.


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at Touchstones Nelson, opening Friday June 14 at 7pm. The exhibition will also include pertinent information about the region and the scope of the pipeline project. Last spring Clark and Corbett travelled in an old Chevy utility van, which doubled as a plein air painting studio, outfi tted with an upper deck for capturing more expansive views of their surroundings. The van was painted with a mural and dubbed The Grey Whale. Throughout their journey, the artists met many residents who would be affected by the controversial project, and witnessed the landscapes that may be at risk, including salmon bearing rivers and the treacherous seas around the Great Bear Rainforest and Kitimat Harbour.

Friday June 14, 7-9pm Exhibit dates: June 15 to September 15 Location: Gallery A Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History 502 Vernon Street, Nelson Artists paint landscapes threatened by the Enbridge Pipeline Over the course of a year, Glenn Clark (Penticton) and Peter Corbett (Winlaw), traveled across northern BC, painting landscapes that would be impacted by the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline. An exhibition of their plein air sketches and studio paintings will be shown

Glenn Clark received his BFA from the University of Calgary in 1991, and has exhibited his work throughout BC and in Calgary, as well as completing several mural projects. About this project, Clark states: “I feel a great sense of urgency to visit the many sensitive sites in BC’s northern region and to document their current state. My work will illustrate the grandeur of this geographic area and as a worse case scenario, act both as a record and a reminder of a pre-pipeline landscape”. Peter Corbett is a fish biologist and a self taught painter, and has exhibited his work for the past seven years throughout BC as well as Calgary and Edmonton. Corbett states: “As a fish biologist, I feel the government and

resource industries do not take scientific evidence adequately into account in their decision-making process. Maybe as an artist I will have a better chance to reach out to more people and help change the way we view our landscape and its resources”. The artists’ project was supported by a grant from the BC Arts Council. All are welcome to the exhibition opening on Friday, June 14, as well as the artist talks on Saturday, June 15 at 3pm. Stay tuned for a series of related events throughout the summer on the theme of “art as activism”, including fi lm screenings and a panel discussion.

Cut over Kitimat headwaters 2012, Peter Corbett. Oil on canvas, 8”x10”


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Elephant Island Orchard Wines captured our imaginations on our first visit a decade ago and hasn’t failed to impress since then. Not having visited the winery for a few years, we were reintroduced to its fruit wines at a Naramata Bench Winery Association tasting in Calgary a few months ago. Guests were presented with a glass of pink bubbly upon arrival and it was a real treat. Murmurs could be heard around the room when it was announced that the Pink Elephant was made from apple, not grape, juice. Then, on our last trip to Naramata, we were royally entertained at the Naramata Heritage Inn, where the new owners’ grand opening celebrations were kicked off with the sabering of sparkling wine. A series of brave volunteers sharply slid the blade of a sabre along the neck of the bottle, which snaps off the heavy ring of glass at the top. The pressurized contents then shoot the cork and glass ring a considerable distance, and also eject any tiny glass shards. It’s an exciting way to start a celebration, and the wine

did nothing to lessen the momentum of the evening. Elephant Island Orchard Wines was founded in 1999 by Miranda and Del Halladay, in partnership with Miranda’s grandmother, the architect Catherine Chard Wisnicki. Wisnicki had purchased the property against the advice of her husband, who was convinced the investment for retirement would turn into a White Elephant. He referred to the property as his wife’s Eye-land, because of what he perceived as her obsession for the aesthetic. So visitors shouldn’t be surprised when the road down to the winery doesn’t take them over a bridge and onto an island. It does, though, lead to a remarkable selection of wines, a couple of which are even made from grapes.

First to the Pink Elephant. Fermented from the juice of Granny Smith apples, the wine is made with the methode champenoise, like traditional Champagne from France. Before being corked it gets a dosage of Cassis, which lends a beautiful pink colour to the end product. We have served it with the addition of Okanagan Spirits black currant liqueur to make Kir Royals which, with the addition of a preserved hibiscus flower in the bottom of a glass, results in a very exotic drink that bumps up any celebration a notch. Another sparkling wine, The Little King, is named in memory of the Halladays’ son, Rex. All proceed to go a pediatric nursing education fund at the BC Children’s Hospital. To date more than $70,000 has been donated.

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Four fruit wines are available, from pears, cherries, blackberries and black currants. The dessert wine line-up includes fortified versions from black currants (Cassis), raspberries (Framboise), apricot and crabapple wines and a Port-style wine, too. Two grape wines, with tongue-incheek names, Naysayer (Cabernet Franc) and I Told You So (Viognier), acknowledge that the Halladays can handle fruit from vines too. In fact the Viognier (which has a touch of Sauvignon Blanc added for acidity) was named the best in its category in the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival, a testament to Del’s skill in the winery. If Elephant Island was just a novelty among BC wineries, it would be a good one. But it’s much more than that. We still smile when we remember reading, on our first ever visit, a newspaper article talking about how someone managed to slip an Elephant Island cherry wine into a Pinot Noir tasting in Vancouver. It won, much to the embarrassment of the judges when the ruse was discovered. More information can be found on the excellent web site, Lorne Eckersley is publisher of the Creston Valley Advance. His website,, features a collection of columns, stories and photographs about wine, beer and spirits, food, travel and arts.





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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. Lucas Myers is remounting the very first show he performed in Nelson, East, as a festival opener for the Tiny Lights Festival in Ymir. The show combines three plays, including We Are Going on a Journey which condenses a Greyhound bus ride from Vancouver to Toronto into 20 minutes, The Landlords Daughter, a tale of Love and Rental SNAFU, and The Forgetful Prince, a puppet show. The evening will also feature special guests that are performing at the festival. See East at The Ymir Hall, June 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 with a Tiny Lights festival pass or $10 without, and are available in advance at the Ymir Store.


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Portland-based poet Daniela Elza will be reading from her new book milk tooth bane bone on Thursday, June 13 at Booksmyth Underground (338 Baker Street). The night will also feature slam poet Samuel Stephenson and open mic readings. Doors are at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $7 to $10, sliding scale.


The Civic Theatre hosts a gala screening of Star Trek: Into Darkness on June 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for this licensed event (sorry, no minors). There will be prizes for best costume. Gala tickets are available at Otter Books and Baker Street Menswear and online at There will also be regular, family-friendly screenings on June 15, 16 and 18.



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Nathan Grey, a former Nelsonite now living in Vancouver, will have his abstract paintings on display at the Craft Connection/Gallery 378 until the end of June. An opening reception for the show will be held on June 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. History of Fire in Nelson opens in Gallery B at Touchstones Nelson on June 8. This exhibit will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the firehall on Ward Street in Nelson, and document the many fires that have transformed our community over the decades. Oxygen Art Centre’s newest artist in residence is the Bristol Diving School, an artist collective from England. They will be working in the centre from June 8 to July 7 and will offer an artist’s talk on June 13 at Oxygen, located at 320 Vernon Street (alley entrance).

The North Carolina-based EDM duo 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.” Kootenay Co-op Radio punk implosion featuring Living Deadbeats, Taberf**ks, Thus Far, Drunk On Purpose, and Sober Becky in the KCR basement (308 Hall Street) on June 12. Cover is $8 and doors open around 8 p.m.

Abandoning Paradise: The Northern Gateway Project by Glenn Clark and Peter Corbett opens June 14 in Gallery A at Touchstones Nelson. The exhibit features landscape paintings of places that would be impacted by the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline.

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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.


The funk rock trio Jan Van Gold Band plays Sleep is for Sissies in Winlaw on Friday, June 7. For info call 250-2267663.

Electric Wednesday open stage at Spiritbar on Wednesday, June 12. 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.

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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. Yan Zombie present: Vancouver producer/DJ Michael Red, a founding member of Lighta! Sound, will be at Spiritbar on Thursday, June 13. Doors at 10 p.m. Cover is $7 before 11:30 p.m. and $10 after.


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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. Electro Swing Club returns to Spiritbar on June 15 with their unique and original musical time travelling experience. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $15 or $10 if you dress in swing attire. The Tiny Lights Festival brings music, art, dance and spoken word to five historic venues in Ymir on June 15 and 16. This year’s lineup includes 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

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