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Super summer for Civic Theatre See Page 22

MarketFest brings Baker Street alive See Page 15 Rural Life

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Under the sizzling sun, Nelson’s Canada Day celebrations took over the community on Monday. From the Lions Club breakfast on Baker Street to the evening fireworks show and everything in between, locals and visitors showed their pride in a number of colourful ways. For more photos see Pages 2 and 3 in today’s paper. You can also head to for bonus coverage.

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An eerie coyote call at dusk may raise the hairs on the back of your neck, but for pets it can prove more dangerous. Coyotes are skillful predators that can prey on pets warns WildSafeBC community coordinator Joanne Siderius. “Tempting dogs into the bush to kill and eat them is a common coyote practice — as is stalking and chasing down cats,” she says. Siderius says coyotes use their call to get dogs interested and then capitalize on a canine’s sense of curiosity and chase instincts. “Then, there’re other coyotes around and they surround and attack the dog,” she says. She remembers while living in Creston having to grab up her dog and hold it secure in her arms. “Right close by where we were walking, a coyote started calling. It was doing a bit of yelping but — the only way I


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Nelson put together another small town Canada Day celebration that was worthy of our great nation’s birthday. From downtown to Lakeside Park, folks were brought together by food, music, fun and pride in the maple leaf.


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ARE MENTAL HEALTH OR sUBsTANCE UsE IssUEs A CONCERN FOR YOU OR YOUR FAMILY? The Mental Health & Substance Use Consumer, Family and Peer Support Program, on behalf of Interior Health Authority, is looking for citizens to participate in local Mental Health and Substance Use Advisory Councils. The Councils represent the interests of mental health and substance use service consumers and their families. Working in collaboration with the health system, Council members promote an equitable, accountable, effective and efficient system of mental health and substance use care and mental health wellness. Interested applicants can contact the Consumer, Family and Peer Support Program Coordinator at 1-877-364-2326 ext 242. OR Contact local Mental Health and Substance Use office directly: Arrow & Slocan Lakes: (250) 265-5253 Boundary: (250) 442-0330 Castlegar: (250) 304-1846 Nelson: (250) 505-7248 Trail: (250) 364-6262 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013 The Mental Health & Substance Use Consumer, Family and Peer Support Program Funded by Interior Health Authority Kootenay Boundary Health Service Area Mental Health and Substance Use Services TRAIL FAMILY AND INDIVIDUAL RESOURCE CENTRE SOCIETY FACILITATING AND ADVOCATING WITH INTEGRITY AND RESPECT

Kootenay Storytelling Festival shoots for the stars Greg Nesteroff Nelson Star Reporter

The Kootenay Storytelling Festival returns this September with an expanded, intergalactic line-up. The event, which moved to Nelson from Procter last year following a five-year hiatus, will include four out-of-town — and out-of-this-world — storytellers in addition to several homegrown ones. “It’s an exciting time for the festival,” says creative producer Avia Moore. “It has deep roots and a way of running already. It’s both established and brand-new, which is a chance to remake it without having to start fresh.” The festival will feature the same number of performers as last year but have more events. Moore says they’re also targeting a wider audience demographic. “It has been very local, with only local stories and we really want to keep the festival’s roots while expanding.” The headliner is former CBC Radio personality Jowi Taylor and his Six String Nation project. Centered around an acoustic guitar built from 64 pieces of Canadiana that represent different cultures, communities, and characters, the project has toured the country to great acclaim and resulted in a bestselling book. Taylor’s concert kicks off the festival on Friday, September 20. While he doesn’t play the guitar himself, at each stop a local musician

Jowi Taylor (above) and Jaymie Matthews (right) are two of the storytellers who will be in Nelson.

is invited to. Moore hasn’t confirmed who will have the honour in Nelson, but expects the show to have a second act with multiple musicians. The festival’s astronomical component is courtesy University of BC professor Jaymie Matthews, a mission scientist with the Canadian Space Agency and self-de-

scribed “gossip columnist” to the (heavenly) stars. He’s an expert in stellar seismology and exoplanetary science and speaks about our relationship with the rest of

Festival’s new face Born-and-raised Nelsonite Avia Moore joins the Kootenay Storytelling Festival as creative producer following a decade as a performer and organizer with large festivals. Moore never saw the local event during its years in Procter but has a strong connection to it: co-founder Barry Gray taught her elementary school and she spent summers in her youth touring western Canada with her storytelling father and stepmother, David Kaetz and Anne Glover. Moore herself has a stage back-

ground, beginning with Capitol Theatre summer productions 15 years ago, and holds two theatre degrees. She worked with a Yiddish arts and culture festival in Montreal for several years, rising to artistic coordinator, and last summer was in Toronto with Ashkenaz, Canada’s largest Jewish music festival. As a dancer and theatre artist, she’s also been on stage in European festivals. Moore returns annually to Nelson to see her mother and during last year’s visit discussed the storytell-

the galaxy. Back on Earth, Victoria’s Shoshana Litman will spin tales steeped in Jewish lore. She was ordained a Maggidah — a storyteller, speaker, and teacher — following two years of study and training. (The storytelling festival happens to fall during the Jewish festival of Sukkot.) Haida singer/storyteller/ drummer Kung Jaadee, meanwhile, provides a First Nations perspective. A former primary school teacher she has performed stories and songs across North America for nearly 20 years. Rounding out the bill are local favourites and festival mainstays Richard Rowberry and Barry Gray, plus slam poet Emily Lamb, and former MLA Corky Evans. Full-day festivities are planned for September 21 and 22. Moore says they’re hoping to use the Capitol Theatre, Royal Canadian Legion, and Expressions as venues. Presentations in local schools are also planned in the week leading up to the festival. “We want to make this something the community feels is theirs,” Moore says, “because storytelling is the way we make our community.” To help defray the cost of bringing in the out-oftown performers, organizers are asking for Aeroplan and Air Miles donations. Tickets will go on sale in August. Check the website at

ing festival with Gray. “It started with light conversations about what they might do and evolved when it looked like I was going to be in town for the summer,” she says. “It’s not a large festival yet but has the potential to grow. I’m thrilled to be at the ground level.” Moore has been in Nelson for a couple of months now, working with the organizing committee on the festival line-up. “The committee knows what they’re talking about with stories and storytellers,” she says. “They’ve done a really good job curating the artists and now it’s up to me to make it happen.” — Greg Nesteroff

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There’s a new car in the police fleet — a Toyota Prius, quiet and small but it’s having a big impact on the beat with Victim Services. Dana Barter, program manager for Victim Services said the electric car was a little unusual to use at first but she’s pleased with the Prius, a hybrid electric mid-sized hatchback. “You can hardly hear it. It took some time to get used to,” she said. “We’re pretty excited with it.” Nelson Hydro and Nelson Toyota sponsored the car that arrived in the fleet mid-May. At that time, Victim Services had been without a car for about year. Barter and Jane Clark, the assistant coordinator spend a great deal of time on the road travelling to the communities they serve throughout the West Kootenay. They’re on-call 24-7 so a reliable vehicle brings ease to this responsibility. “When we were without a car, it was hard,” said Clark. “We are really thankful for this. It helps our community out so much.” The duo has fun driving the fourdoor car they share with others in the detachment.

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Victim Services members Jane Clark (left) and Dana Barter with the new Prius vehicle.

“It’s smooth and quiet and easy,” said Clark. Victim Services is a unit working with the Nelson Police Department and the Nelson RCMP. Funding for the service comes from the Ministry of Solicitor General and the City of Nelson. “We help people through the process,” said Clark. “We work with the police members in Nelson and area to provide confidential assistance to individuals who have been victimized by crime or tragedy.”

That assistance includes informing people about their case and providing resources that may assist them. They also help people deal with the emotional impact of what’s happened to them. “People are often surprised that reactions to trauma last longer than expected,” said Barter. Victim Services can be contacted through the Nelson Police Department at 250-505-5657 or Nelson RCMP at 250-354-5196.

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The local MP is asking residents of the region to put some thought into how they want their tax dollars to be spent. The Federal Finance Committee’s pre-budget consultation process is now underway and BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko said it is open to all and provides a good opportunity for Ca-

nadians to contribute their thoughts and suggestions on how federal tax revenue is spent. “I would like to urge individuals and organizations in the BC Southern Interior to use this process to share their ideas with the committee,” said Atamanenko, who is part of the NDP caucus in Ottawa. Atamanenko added that subsequent pre-budget hearings are to be announced in the fall that will focus on

six specific themes: fiscal sustainability and economic growth, vulnerable Canadians, research and innovation, rural and urban communities, government efficiency and maximizing employment opportunities. Federal NDP finance critic Peggy Nash is part of the committee and is urging Atamanenko’s constituents to take part in helping plan the 2014 federal budget. “We always receive a wide

range of innovative ideas and I know that I speak on behalf of all committee members in saying that we are looking forward to the submissions this year,” Nash stated in a press release. The online portal for the current consultation will be open until August 5 at: parl. Those who cannot access the internet can request assistance by contacting the clerk of the committee at 613-992-9753.


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Putting it all together


t was an incredible start to true summer in the Kootenays. The heat finally arrived and the streets were buzzing with activity. MarketFest opened the weekend on Friday with another beauty. Hundreds came out to take in food, drink, dance, crafts and culture. The three-block gathering was one of the early highlights of the summer. Congratulations to the West Kootenay EcoSociety and everyone else involved in putting on the event. A pair of L.V. Rogers high school reunions were also part of the mix starting Friday night and extending through the long weekend. Old classmates gathered to swap stories and forge new bonds. The long weekend concluded with Canada Day and once again the party in Nelson was another huge success. Starting with the Lions Club breakfast on Baker Street and ending with fireworks along the West Arm, in between, the celebration was filled with the best of small town life. In today’s paper you will find plenty of photos documenting some of the highlights (more can be found online at The smiles on the faces that took in the events are proof that those who put it all together succeeded. And it’s to those people that we would like to send out the biggest thanks. The smiles are the end product of hundreds of hours of hard work and planning. Long before MarketFest hits the street, the grads gather or O Canada is sung, there’s an army of volunteers who helps piece these events together. They don’t do it for thanks, they do it because they love where they live and they want to celebrate community. So to all those who had a hand in making this past weekend one to remember: thank you. We appreciate everything you do to make Nelson the remarkable community it is. DROP OFF/MAIL:  514 Hall St. Nelson, B.C. V1L 1Z2 Phone 250-352-1890 We want to hear from you. EMAIL LETTERS TO: The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the BC Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the BC Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 Nelson Star

Editor: Bob Hall Publisher: Karen Bennett

Council Column — Deb Kozak


Bigger picture problems

’m writing this the day before Canada Day and like many of you, anticipating another great event at Lakeside Park, complete with fireworks, cake, music and the opportunity to see friends and neighbours. I like that we take a day to celebrate Canada and to appreciate this great country we live in. And a little cake makes it a real celebration. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the flooding that Albertans and people in the Kootenays are experiencing and about how these extreme events are becoming more frequent. It is hard to hear about people losing everything they’ve worked for and in many cases having no insurance coverage to assist in rebuilding their lives. It seems that more frequent, extreme weather events are here to stay and it’s up to us to adapt and prepare our communities for them. It’s one of the reasons I was very interested when Dr. Mel Reasoner approached me with the idea of partnering with a climate change research institute in Innsbruck, Austria. For those of you who haven’t met Mel, he’s a Canadian climate change scientist who spent some time working in Austria and is now living here. Mel is currently working with the Columbia Basin Trust to assist Basin communities to adapt to climate change. Mel and Dr. Johann Stoetter of AlpS are friends and colleagues who share a passion for learning and educating

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Severe weather is happening more frequently and is a concern.

people about our environment. AlpS has been partnering with communities for over ten years to develop and fund projects that will make a difference. The Institute began its work closer to home, but has now successfully partnered internationally to expand its learning and to share its knowledge. Successful past projects include flood risk management, alternate energy systems development and projects with young people. AlpS has a solid track record of success and we stand to benefit from that experience. The recent flooding and landslide events we have experienced add a sense of urgency to finding solutions. Nelson is currently conducting a feasibility study to develop a district energy system. There may be an opportunity to partner with AlpS as this project moves forward. And, if not this project, as an associate partner, there will be others to explore. From AlpS we move to

the city of Sandpoint, Idaho. Council welcomed a delegation from Sandpoint at our last meeting and we signed a municipal partnership agreement. With the chambers of commerce and ski resorts in both communities working together over the next few years, both communities should see some exciting projects come about. The community of Sandpoint is about the same size and remarkably similar to Nelson in its culture. We can’t go wrong when a community has its own coffee roaster, a brewery and artwalk. Sandpoint, like Nelson, was one of the first communities to sign up as a Transition Town, there’s a strong music scene and their council is addressing many of the same issues as Nelson. The conversations between the cultural community, sport and recreation groups and businesses were buzzing with ideas. I’m predicting that this friendship will be very active and beneficial for both communities. If

you’re planning a trip to the States this summer, Sandpoint would love to see you. The Recreation Commission recently met with the consultants in charge of the renovations to the aquatic centre. With the removal of the ceiling tiles complete, the facility will enjoy a new look complete with more efficient lighting and fresh paint. I’m happy that there are other swimming options available over the summer as this work is being completed. It will be a new and improved recreation venue when the upgrades are completed and well worth the wait. You’ve heard about the serious car accident that Pat Henman and daughter Maia Vezina were in three weeks ago. Pat is a good friend and this news was devastating to many of us. The latest news of their recovery is extremely positive. There is a long road of healing ahead but those first steps are solidly in place. There will be a fundraiser on July 31 at the Capitol Theatre for Pat and Maia with the very best of local talent participating. Former singers with Shenango, an ensemble that Pat was part of, will be a part of the evening and we invite you to come, enjoy yourselves and support the family. Have a great and safe summer everyone. We live in a wonderful place to make that happen. Deb Kozak is a Nelson city councillor who shares this weekly space with her colleagues at the council table

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Letters to the Editor

Choosing socialism is wise Re: Recent letters to the editor discussing capitalism vs. socialism The defenders of capitalism to be credible are called upon to defend capitalism on its merits and to impose on capitalism the same historical accountability they demand of socialism. For example: a global capitalist depression occurred in 2008 and continues with hundreds of millions unemployed including 1.4 million in Canada. What does socialism have to do with it? There have been four tragic and avoidable US/NATO wars of regime change in the last two decades against UN member states: Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and now possibly Syria in which millions have died and suffered and continue to do so. What does socialism have to do with it? In all G7/NATO states — the bloc of capitalist states that Canada is a member — there is economic inequality, societal breakdown, poverty, homelessness, racism, pornography and degradation of women and neglect of children. What does socialism have to do with it? All capitalist states are failing in their responsibilities to take rigorous action to mitigate global warming. What does socialism have to do with it? Capitalist proponents assert that capitalism’s failures are not attributable to the system of capitalism but due to enemies of “our way of life,” “evil doers,” atheists, communists, socialists and assorted foreign malcontents who “live in envy of western society.” Ostensibly to defend us from the threats of these “evil doers” successive US administrations, that can’t provide a decent health care system for its people, spends more on its military than all other states combined. According to the reasoning of letter writer Roger Pratt, if the critics of capitalism would just stop mentioning

these facts the system would spontaneously overcome wars, poverty, economic crisis and human exploitation. Mr. Pratt and those who share his views, have a problem. Millions of wage earners, employed and unemployed living in developed capitalist countries are not prepared to wait until capitalism spontaneously repairs itself.

Organized labour in Europe and North America reject the nostrums of the G7, IMF, the EUB and the World Bank because capitalist austerity is designed to save the private banking system and with the lavish lifestyle of a handful of parasitical elites... It takes the intervention of millions of politically active people motivated by the common good to compel governments to do that or to elect governments that will. That is called democracy. Organized labour in Europe and North America reject the nostrums of the G7, IMF, the EUB and the World Bank because capitalist austerity is designed to save the private banking system and with it the lavish lifestyle of a handful of parasitical elites and is not for the welfare of people who have to earn wages to survive. The last time I looked the IMF had no proposals to impose austerity on members of the Canadian Senate. Karl Marx quipped that the only thing the capitalists share with the working people is the national debt. The Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper is the most extreme political expression of the ideology of those finance capitalists who seek

to remove all impediments to the free flow of private capital, extol the market economy and work to turn all of the social achievements of the Canadian people into private for profit businesses. The fact is that after seven years of power, the Harper government claims it is an achievement that the only growth sector of the economy is the export of unprocessed raw fossil fuel energy. The fact that all other productive sectors are in decline is of no account. It is the aforementioned reality that will grip the public discourse as we head towards the 100th anniversary of Confederation. Wither Canada in the future? Some of us believe that socialism is an option to consider. Canadians have not as yet opted for socialism. Some countries have. That is their right. Venezuela represents a growing number of developing countries that no longer accept the view that they may choose any system they wish so long as it has the prior approval of the biggest imperial power in the region, the USA. A majority of the Venezuelan people have repeatedly elected a socialist government because they support its economic and social program. They have learned from their own experience that Venezuelan capitalists, who held power for a long time, did nothing to overcome mass poverty. The G7/NATO states, of which Canada is a part, have enough unresolved social problems of its own to confront and are in no position to tell other countries how to solve theirs. The reality is that people everywhere are asserting their sovereignty over their own destiny. That reality is becoming the major trend in international affairs. It is taking place whether Prime Minister Harper and Mr. Pratt approve of it or not. Don Currie Slocan

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Community Organizations St. Saviour’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral, located at the corner of Silica and Ward Streets, is open for tours beginning on July 3 and continuing Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. until the end of August. Volunteer tour guides will be in attendance to answer questions and the tours are free, though donations are gratefully accepted. A walking group meets Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. under the Orange Bridge by Lakeside Park. Everyone is welcome to join in for a walk. For information contact Spark! is a free after school arts group for girls ages 12 to 16 every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Nelson and District Youth Centre. Snacks are provided. The Nelson Technology Club hosts a Hackerspace Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., at their new location in the annex building at Selkirk College Tenth Street campus. Hackerspace is a place to talk about technology with people who understand what you are talking about. Al-anon meetings are held Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the Cellar, 717 Vernon Street, and on Fridays from 8 to 9 p.m. at 601 Front Street 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. 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.

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AFKO potluck at Lakeside Park, join us this Thursday, July 4 at 6 p.m. The theme is Mexicain Fiesta. Everybody is welcome! For more information call 250-352-3516. The Sunshine Bay Riding Club’s horse show is Sunday, July 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 6375 Erindale Road in Harrop. This is a free event and there will be concession items for sale all day. Come on out for some horsing around fun. TEENS! Enjoy four weeks of fun programs this summer at the Nelson Library. Join us for Wild and Wacky Wednesdays – with snacks and prizes and weekly fun. Our line up includes Minute to win it games (July 10), button making (July 24), karaoke and talent show to watch or participate (July 31) and Crafternoon (August 7). Please note the following date change: There will be no program July 17. Drop ins welcome. Snacks and prizes each week! For youth entering Grade 7 and up. Contact Joanne for more info: 250-505-5683 or Children’s entertainer Will Stroet will be at the SelfDesign High on Tuesday, July 16 at 2 p.m. Admission by donation ($5 per family suggested). Alcoholics Anonymous holds 14 one-hour meetings weekly in Nelson, at 717A Vernon Street (in the “Cellar” downstairs), including early morning, noon hour, and evening meetings on specific days. For a schedule of meetings please call 250352-3391 or pick up a complete meeting list at the Cellar during meeting times. Nelson and District Seniors Co-ordinating Society offers free income tax service, affordable home help services, seniors counseling and advocacy, information

and referrals to community resources. For details, call the office at 250-352-6008 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

runs local market Wednesdays throughout the summer, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find locally made art, clothing, food and more.

Workshops Every Friday, Community Threads meets at Nelson and District Women’s Centre from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come learn to knit, crochet, spin, embroider and make rag rugs. On Wednesdays, Community Threads offers quilting lessons from 9 a.m. to noon at the same location. Women of all ages welcome. Call 250-551-4951 for info.

Cottonwood Market is held every Saturday at Cottonwood Falls Park featuring live music, regional produce, eggs, great savory and sweet foods, and a variety of unique products.

The Colour of Dance is an opportunity to nourish your soul with the colours of movement and the movement of colours.The unique workshop will be offered at SelfDesign High on Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes eurythmy, core connexion dance and water colour painting. Registration fee is $40 if you sign up before July 4 or $55 after. For information contact Deborah at 250-359-5964. The ninth annual Slocan Lake Dance Camp is set for July 25 through 28 in New Denver. The instructor is Ari Levitt from Seattle. Visit for full details. Fundraisers ANKORS 20th Anniversary celebration and fundraising event: Loving Bowls is Wednesday, July 10 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (191 Baker Street). Tickets are a $40 to $50 donation and can be purchased at ANKORS (101 Baker Street). All of the proceeds of this event will go to our Foundation Funds. For information call 250-5055506 or email ankorshepc@ Markets The Nelson Downtown

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 next Marketfest is Friday, July 26 from 6 to 10:30 p.m. on Baker Street.

Announcements The Nelson & District Women’s Centre is looking for four enthusiastic and dedicated self-identified women to join the Board of Directors. If you are looking for a fullfilling place to make a difference in our community — the Women’s Centre is looking for you, too. We are currently seeking women who have interest and skills to share, especially in finances, non-profit organizations, fund development and law. About seven hours a month to dedicate to this important work is required. For an application form and information package, please visit nelsonwomenscentre. com or call the Women’s Centre at 250-352-9916. Join us and give a little and get a lot!

Kokanee Park Visitor’s Centre, open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Join us for yoga, kids art classes, evening stories, movies and more. Oso Negro coffee for the big kids and frozen/baked treats for everyone! Great for park guests and families. Complete schedule available at

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Solo indie folk/jazz singer Ghost Lights plays three afternoon sets at John Ward Fine Coffee (503 Baker Street) on Tuesday, July 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. Donations graciously accepted.

Nelson and District Art Council’s 25th annual ArtWalk opens Friday, July 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. See the fabulous art by our talented local artists, as well as live musicians, sand sculptors, performance artists and more.

Vancouver hip hop artist SonReal is at Spiritbar on Friday, July 12. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10, available in advance at the Hume Hotel.

Oxygen Art Centre’s artist in residence is the Bristol Diving School, an artist collective from England. On July 5 from 6 to 9, during ArtWalk, Oxygen Art Centre will be open for the public to see the installations they've set up there. Oxygen is located at 320 Vernon Street (alley entrance). Showing for the month of July at the Craft Connection/Gallery 378 is Buck Walker and our ArtWalk artist Mirja Vahala. Come by the opening reception July 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. as part of ArtWalk.

Shake n’ Break with DJ Just-B and el Jimador at Spiritbar on Saturday, July 13. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cover price is $5. The Boom Booms return to the Spiritbar on Friday, July 19. Ticket information at the Hume Hotel. UK drum and bass trio Drumsound and Bassline Smith will be at Spiritbar this Friday.

New Paintings by Marilyn McCombe, opening Friday, July 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Dancing Bear Inn (171 Baker Street). The show continues until August 31.

documentary Manufactured Landscapes at the Civic Theatre on Wednesday, July 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 or $8 for Touchstones members.

Art at the Capitol Theatre presents Tom Haukaas Landscapes. The exhibition runs until July 31, with an opening reception on Friday, July 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre (421 Victoria Street).


Sidewinders Coffee Co has local macro photographer Jennifer Lount-Taylor’s artwork on display until the end of July. Check out her multicoloured water images from the many magical mountain streams surrounding Nelson. Sidewinders is open seven days per week at 696 Baker Street. The exhibit in Touchstones Nelson’s main gallery is Abandoning Paradise: The Northern Gateway Project by Glenn Clark and Peter Corbett in, featuring landscape paintings of places that would be impacted by the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline. In Gallery B see City in Flames: A Journey Through Nelson’s Fire History, which celebrates the centennial of the firehall on Ward Street in Nelson, and documents the many fires that have transformed our community over the decades. Regular admission is $8 for adults or $6 for students and seniors. On Thursday evenings, from 5 to 8 p.m., admission is by donation.


The Nelson Civic Theatre shows art house movies every Thursday. On July 4 at 7:30 p.m. see the BC premiere of Unclaimed, about a Vietnam war veteran who returns to Southeast Asia and discovers an elderly man claiming to be an American who was listed as killed in the war, leaving him stranded there for 40 years. There will be a Q&A with director Michael Jorgensen following the screening. Tickets are $10 for adults. Local filmmaker Miriam Needoba will be screening her short documentary film Eyes in the Forest: The Portraiture of Jim Lawrence with the 2006 feature length

Elephant Mountain Literary Festival goes July 11 to 14 at the Shanti Centre and Hume Hotel in Nelson. The festival includes readings and talks by visiting authors, an opening gala featuring several local writers, a spoken word youth workshop, and an opportunity for festivalgoers to pitch their manuscript to a literary agent. Full details on festival events, including how to purchase tickets, are available at


Art as Activism panel discussion on Thursday, July 11 at 7 p.m. at Expressions (554 Ward Street). The panel includes local artists Ian Johnston, Amber Santos and Peter Corbett, and Langham gallery curator Kiara Lynch. Admission is $5, or $3 for Touchstones members.


The Capitol Theatre 25th Annual Summer Youth Theatre Program presents Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This black comedy concerns the infamous homicidal career of Sweeney, the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who coveted his young wife and falsely imprisoned him. Sophisticated, macabre, visceral and uncompromising, Sweeney Todd mixes intense drama with dark humour. Performances are Thursday, July 25 to Sunday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for student, or $45 for a family of four. Buy tickets online at or charge by phone by calling 250-352-6363. The Capitol Theatre is hosting a fundraising variety show to raise money for Pat Henman and Maia Vezina on July 31 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 or, if you would like to contribute more, there are also $60 tickets available. Get yours at the Capitol Theatre box office.


Level’d Out featuring 4Mat, DeBlock, and Beat Doktor is at Spiritbar on Thursday, July 4. Ticket information at the Hume Hotel. Indie-folk band Dirty Grace are on tour promoting their new CD World Still Twirlin’. They play Silverton Gallery on July 4 and Sleep is for Sissies in Winlaw on July 5. UK drum and bass legends Drumsound and Bassline Smith will be at Spiritbar on Friday, July 5, with opening sets by Vancouver’s Dubconscious and Nelson’s Keepasleep. Tickets are $10, available in advance at the Hume Hotel. On Friday, July 5, beginning at 7 p.m., Ravencourt B&B in Passmore will be hosting classical pianist Donna Noton and volinist Rebecca Schellenberg at their monthly music-in-the courtyard series. The Ravencourt B&B is an eclectic straw-bale house located at 4615 Upper Passmore Road. Space is limited so come early to avoid disappointment. For more information phone 250-226-7801. 100 Mile House will be at the Cedar Creek Cafe on Saturday, July 6. The group consists of Edmonton-based husband and wife duo Peter Stone and Denise MacKay, plus multi-instrumentalist Scott Zubot. The show starts around 6:30 p.m. Admission by donation. Dirty Mitts Mama and the Lost Boys present an evening of originally produced, live burlesque performances with a six piece band with brass section on Saturday, July 6 at Spiritbar. This is an early show, doors open at 8 p.m. and the first performers will hit the stage at 9 p.m. sharp. Tickets are $15, available in advance at the Hume Hotel and John Ward Coffee. Sun Arraw, Deep Magic and Barnaby Bennett play the Kootenay Co-op Radio basement on Monday, July 8. Ticket price and show time TBA.

Scarlett Jane plays at Expressions on Friday, July 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 and can purchased in advance at Expressions (554 Ward Street) or by calling 250-354-3910. Starbelly Jam music festival is July 19, 20 and 21 in the Crawford Bay Park. This year’s lineup includes Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Aesop Rock and Blue King Brown. Tickets are $105 for adult weekend pass or $60 per day. Children under 12 are free with adults. Fort Knox 5 vs. Thunderball, a four turntable DJ set, at Spiritbar on Saturday, July 20. Ticket are $20 in advance at the Hume Hotel. The Cat Empire play Spiritbar on Thursday, July 25. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are sold out. Unity Music Festival pre-party for all ages at the Slocan Legion on Friday, July 26 at 8 p.m. featuring Adham Shaikh plus DJs Fatty Cakes, Trippa T and Luke Martin. Tickets are $20 for adults or $10 for children kids 12 and under. Unity Music Festival goes Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 at the beautiful Slocan City beach. This year’s lineup include Adham Shaikh, Shane Philip, The Boom Booms, Katami, Erica Dee and more. Weekend passes are $65 in advance or $85 at the gate. Day passes are $45. Children 12 and under are free with an adult.

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Canadian folk music legend Ron Sexsmith is coming to Spiritbar on Tuesday, October 5 with Halifax darling Jenn Grant. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25, on sale now at the Hume Hotel or on search “Hume Hotel.” Up and coming indie-folk rockers The Paper Kites are embarking on a huge tour this fall and will make their Nelson debut at Spiritbar on Monday, October 28 with City & Colour. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10, on sale now at the Hume Hotel or on search “Hume Hotel.”


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Thanks to our Teams - the most important part or Relay fundraising: 1035 THE BRIDGE & SAVE ON FOODS ~ Christie and Friends (Formerly Kids Only) ~ For So Many ~ Hume School ~ Kate’s Krusaders ~ KCF Prayer Warriors ~ Nelson Auto Repair ~ Nelson Star ~ Nutty Neighbours and Friends ~ Team Ted ~ Walmart 3060. Thank you also to our Individual participants. Many thanks to all our entertainers for here great performances: Alexandra Schlosser ~ Kootenay Rhythm Dragons ~ Lazy Poker Blues Band ~ Tessa Holt ~ Body copycopy here Body Grant & Mara’s Wishes featuring Bex Du Heaume ~ BACKUS ~ Seize Tonight ~ Sunshine Drive ~ Roy Has Fire. Heartfelt thanks to all of our AMAZING volunteers – thank you for your passion: to those who helped plan the event Alexandra Schlosser ~ Arlene Anderson ~ Aryn Sheriff ~ Brenda MacDonald ~ Carley Bennett ~ Cheri Poznikoff ~ Colleen Driscoll ~ Felica Poznikoff ~ Karen Bennett ~ Kendra Mann ~ Kelly Vrugteveen ~ Ken Anderson ~ Stacey Cassidy ~ Kate Poznikoff ~ Ken Anderson. Thank you to all of the wonderful event-day volunteers & Skills Link Program – your energy is inspiring and we couldn’t do it without you! The Canadian Cancer Society extends a big thank you to our sponsors for supporting the continued success of Relay For Life.

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All walks and rides of life may soon be enhanced in the Salmo Valley. The Salmo Valley Trail Society formed earlier this month after the non-profit trail advocacy organization was allotted a $300 grant-in-aid by Salmo council to established its society status. “The society has a mission to create, enhance and preserve great trail experiences around the communities of Salmo and Ymir,” said Lisa Tedesco, society member. “And create a sense of community, which is a bonus.” On Thursday, the society is inviting the community to attend a meeting at the Salmo Valley Youth and Community Centre from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., to discuss potential projects and fundraising opportunities. Although no specific plans have been formalized, the society is working with the village to develop a junior bike skills area in the Knights of Pythias Park. “This is our first official project,” said Tedesco. “Next is asking the community for input to pick other priority projects.” Over time, the society is hoping to establish “something for every-

one,” including easy walking trails, intermediate hiking and biking trails and long and short trails. “In the long run we would like to see a range of non-motorized trail opportunities within and around Salmo and Ymir,” said Tedesco. The society maintains that increased availability to walk, hike and bike in the summer; snowshoe and cross-country ski in the winter, is healthy for the Salmo area both physically and economically. “We believe that joining our society will support community health and wellness for many years to come,” explained Tedesco. “And as trail networks develop, Salmo’s outdoor recreational opportunities may become an attraction all of their own,” she said. “It will bring in tourism revenue and create a healthy economy.” Although there isn’t a formal membership yet, the five founding directors hope to have at least 50 members by the end of the first year. “We have already started and just want to keep momentum and progress moving forward,” said Tedesco. For more information on the new society email


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“They’re wildlife and they’re out to make a living. They have no reason not to look at other animals as prey because they are predators.” Joanne Siderius

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Conservation officers have received at least three reports of coyotes within Nelson’s city limits and Siderius explains their diet consists of more than just rodents. Domesticated animals aren’t always easy prey for coyotes, large dogs have a better chance with the wild animals. It’s the smaller dogs that are more susceptible. Siderius suggests keeping pets in at night and watching tethered animals closely. Avoid tethering them near the bush, she adds. Chicken coops and birds are also attractants for coyotes who could be given a bad rap considering their crafty call and pet stealing ways.

“They’re wildlife and they’re out to make a living. They have no reason not to look at other animals as prey because they are predators,” says Siderius. “If they get used to coming close to people and they see a slow, old cat, they won’t hesitate. The whole trick is to not have coyotes feel comfortable around our homes.” Siderius warns that bears aren’t the only animals brought into neighbourhoods by garbage and fallen fruit. “The local cherries are almost ripe and soon there will be cherries rotting on the ground. It is a familiar message: pick your fruit so that you do not attract bears to the neighbourhood,” she says. “But were you aware that other wildlife, including coyotes, skunks, raccoons and deer feed on windfall fruit?” Anecdotal evidence points to opportunistic coyotes coming closer to urban homes. “They’re quite common in rural areas and people know how to deal with them, but they are coming more into cities,” she says. Siderius promotes being bear aware as part of her job with WildSafeBC and she says steps taken to keep the larger animal from your property will well serve a homeowner. “The main number of calls to a conservation service is bears,” she says. “But if you take care of your garbage and your fruit — if you are bear aware, you are also going to be wildlife aware.”

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What does solidarity mean to you? Challenge yourself, challenge others. Experience something new, something real, and something global. Nearly one-fifth of the world’s population still lives below the poverty line. Let’s face it, this involves us. Join the Nelson Area and Kaoma Alliance (NAKA) in the fourth annual Global Solidarity Challenge, for one day or one week, and demonstrate what solidarity means to you — there are 1.4 billion reasons to join. NAKA is encouraging the community of Nelson to take the challenge by participating in the Global Solidarity Challenge. The Global Solidarity Challenge aims to raise awareness about global poverty, food security and sustainable living. Since 2008 food prices have spiked with record highs 2011. Due to droughts Africa has been hardest hit. “A total 1.29 billion people around the world are forced to live like this every day out of necessity,” says Isabelle Herzig, project coordinator for NAKA. “Members of the Nelson community that participate in this challenge are encouraged to spread awareness of this global issue and re-examine their household sustainability.” The Global Solidarity Challenge will take place from July 15 to 21. Nelsonites are being challenged to participate for one day, on July 16, by attempting to eat for $1.25. NAKA is asking participants to donate any excess spending of the $1.25 to NAKA who will use the funds to support programming in Zambia. If you are interested in taking the challenge email Tracey at or phone Isabelle 250-352-6678 ext. 226 to sign up.


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U14B U16B Nelson Rep Soccer Teams Open Provincial B Cup Championships

Selects pack bags for the next level BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

Nelson Youth Soccer has made a name for itself across the province in the last few years with solid talent coming out of such a small locale. Starting Thursday, seven Nelson Selects teams will have a chance to show why. Last month the local association qualified seven of eight teams as the Provincial B Cup representative for the Columbia Kootenay region of BC. Action gets underway in Prince George for four boys teams and in West


Vancouver for the three girls teams. “We tend to be the strongest association in the Kootenays so we generally send more teams than others, but this is a pretty good showing by Nelson,” said Nelson Youth Soccer president Chuck Bennett. Nelson has long been the soccer town of the Kootenays. Communities like Trail, Castlegar, Cranbrook, Creston and Invermere don’t match the city when it comes to play on the pitch. With the addition of an indoor facility and the recent partnership with

the Vancouver Whitecaps, that dominance has been cemented. With that reputation comes more expectation. “I think we are transitioning from an association that is just happy to be sending teams to the provincials, to an association where the teams are expected to be challenging for medals,” said Bennett. And even though Nelson will be matching up against teams with much larger populations — Kelowna, Vernon, Chilliwack, Langley — it’s not the size that matters.

“I wouldn’t say we enter the provincials as underdogs anymore,” said Bennett. “We are in the mix and we know our teams can be successful. I’m not sure if anybody is expecting us to win it all, but we will be in there.” On the girls’ side the Selects will be involved in the U14, U15 and U16 divisions. Last season the U15s (then playing U14) came away with a silver medal. They were the only team of the six Nelson sent that returned with a medal. Once again the team coached by Pat Perkins and Paul Burkart is expected to



Follow our seven Nelson Selects soccer teams as they compete at the

B Cup Provincials July 4-7 Up to date results can be found at or for scores when they happen, follow us on twitter @NelsonStarNews #NelsonSelects

challenge for a provincial title. On the boys’ side the Selects will be involved in U13, U14, U16 and U17. All four teams will face very talented squads from across the province. Bennett expects the U17 team to have the best shot at coming home provincial champions. “I think if the teams win their first game of the tournament, then they all have a pretty good chance to get into the medals,” said Bennett. Story continues to ‘Follow’ on Page 19


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Special Olympians Celebrate Success

The Nelson chapter of Special Olympics came together June 22 to celebrate another successful year of sport participation. Pictured here are curlers, bowlers, bocce and soccer players almost at the end of their season, with the final competition of the Provincial games left to conquer. The Nelson delegation is proud to be sending seven athletes — one in bocce and six in soccer — to the Special Olympics Provincial games in Langley July 11-14. The group sends out a great big thank you to all the coaches and volunteers who made it possible this year. Great job and good luck Team Nelson. photo submitted

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ummer guests are here and as Kootenay ambassadors we are tasked with entertaining and providing them with things to do. Thankfully there is always plenty on the go. On those rainy or blistering hot days when you’re searching for a dry or shady spot remember the cool, dry and quiet atmosphere of our local museums. The Nelson Sports Museum is particularly great for the sport enthusiast. For the once-upon-atime local who has returned for a reunion, wedding or some other event it is even more heartwarming as they reminisce about the days and friends playing a favourite pastime in their beloved Nelson. Housed in the Civic Arena and the Nelson and District Community Complex, the museum is open Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and other days by appointment through the Sports Council 250-352-3989. Additional exhibits have been added this spring to make return visits even more worthwhile. Admission is free with donations gratefully accepted. Enter from the NDCC parking lot. Rhythmic Gymnastics is running drop in classes at Lakeside park on Wednesday’s 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. $5 per session; July 10, 17, 31/August 14, 21. It is such a fun way to spend an afternoon learning to dance with ribbons,

hoops, balls scarves and more in a fun and creative class for girls six and up! Rhythmic Dimensions can be reached at 250-5051812 or Adult slo-pitch is still running in the evenings with a 16-team league and plenty of action. You can check them out any evening at the Lakeside ball diamonds and on the web at nmsp.kics. Contact RJ Warren for more information at rjwarren@ or 250-352-7247 The NDCC has plenty of summer programs for children and youth worth checking out on their leisure guide website Activities range from water sports to crafts. Always a hit are the Gyro park pool and Lakeside beach activities. For the big kid in us all, the local river Whitewater rafting 250-352-7611 provides an exciting time not to be missed and for a quieter experience summer paddling programs for kids, families and adults are available through Nelson Kayak and Canoe club situated at Lakeside. Whatever and however you choose to play, make sure to have a safe and fun summer reconnecting with family and friends. There’s no better place in which to do it than the Kootenays.

Local Scoreboard Nelson Mixed Slo-Pitch TEAM Bogustown Sage Can-Filters MainJet Molson Finley’s Devito’s Tin Tippers Louie’s Fighting Aardvarks Our Glass Nelson & Dist. Credit Union Cait’s Crew Competition Prestige Thunder Wild Cards Save-On-Foods

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LVR Top Athletes Recognized L.V Rogers handed out its annual athletic awards late last month in three categories for both boys and girls: Scholar Athlete of the Year, Best All Around Athlete and Most Outstanding Athlete. The Scholar Athlete needs an average of 80 per cent all year plus an 18/24 or better ranking from one of their coaches. The male award winner was Jordan Mulvihill (left) who played LVR volleyball and was number one in the nation for skip rope. The female award winner was Jayden Roch (middle left) who played LVR volleyball and basketball. The Best All Around Athlete must play two or more school sports and make significant contributions to their team (outside school sports are also factored in). The female winner was Devyn Parker who excelled in swimming, baseketball and rugby. Trace Cooke (not in picture) took the boys award for his contributions in soccer, rugby and being number one in Canada for freestyle skiing. The Most Outstanding Athlete may only play one sport, but excels in that sport. The boys winner was Matthew Zukowski (right) who played LVR basketball. The girls winner was Paige Mansveld (not pictured) who played LVR field hockey, soccer and basketball. photo submitted

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Continued from Page 17 Patience has been key to Nelson’s success. The overall philosophy of the association is to play a possession game which can be more difficult to teach to younger athletes. Many teams employ the kick-and-run game which has an upside, but is not considered a style that


suits developing solid players. “That is sometimes challenging when you are trying to score goals fast,” said Bennett. “But it’s the way to play at the higher level.” Each team plays three round robin games at which point the top two teams challenge for the gold medal. Round robin

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Sheila Martin’s weekend was awash in memories as the L.V. Rogers classes of ’63, ’64, and ’65 converged last weekend to share recollections of those heady high school days. The Nelson Civic Theatre, says Sheila, “played a huge roll in our lives during the 1950s for sure. Of course, in our teenage years, Friday night at the Civic was where everyone gathered, and popcorn, Licorice Nibs, Oh Henry bars and a Coke were the usual fare. My favorite movies during those years were the ones starring the comedic duo of Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin. I really loved them, and although they were actually quite silly I thought they were hilarious and I would almost roll in the aisle laughing!” I’ll bet there were a lot on laughs last weekend, too, and all the best to all the grads who came out to roll in the metaphorical aisles — or maybe even the real ones. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Last Friday’s Nelson Star offered a survey of the world beyond the high school walls during those grad years. The superhero Iron Man made his comic

It’s been a superhero start to summer at the Civic Theatre with Iron Man 3 last weekend and Man of Steel coming this weekend.

book debut in 1963. And what was on the bill at the Civic Theatre the weekend of the LVR reunion? Iron Man 3. I’d like to say we put it on intentionally as a salute to those ’63 grads, but it was pure serendipity. We’re now three weeks into our regular summer movies. Each weekend we’ll show two late first run movies — blockbusters shown a few weeks after their release to allow us programing flexibility. Movies shown immediately upon release are subject to distribution rules that would mean Iron Man 3 for two solid weeks — a little too much of a good thing. We’re banking on our audience to trust that the hot movies will come to Nelson in — well, in Nelson time. Next weekend come out for Man of Steel, in which Superman’s origins are re-

vealed, and the post apocalyptic black comedy This is the End, in which the party goes on. For showtimes go to Incidentally, the first Superman film was released in 1951. What did I say about the more things change? We’ve brought back cheap Tuesdays, and we’ve brought back the Thursday Night Movies as well: those indie flicks Nelson film lovers crave. Next Thursday, catch Unclaimed, the story of a man who claims he was declared dead after being shot down over Laos in a 1968 classified mission, then left behind in Vietnam for 45 years. Director Michael Jorgensen will be here in person for a postscreening Q&A. And on July 11, the coming-of-age film Mud makes its Nelson debut. We’re chuffed with film

attendance so far, with our numbers surpassing the Civic’s previous track record, prompting our film booker to email the distributors with the news. It’s been hard as a small, society-run theatre to convince the Big Guys — Sony, Warner and others — that we mean business, necessitating large security deposits. Now, as word gets around, we have our sights set on being the hot new upstart. And we’re poised to be the best of what the Civic was: the place for teens and others on a Friday night. And yes, Sheila, we still have licorice and Coke and O Henry bars. We also have non-GMO popcorn, gluten-free baking, and Blue Sky sodas in order to cater to current Nelson sensibilities. So here’s to memories — the ones we cherish, and the ones we’re about to make. I like to think we’ll figure in high school reunion memories for years to come. Anne DeGrace is the president of the Nelson Civic Theatre Society. Large Popcorn, Extra Butter runs every two weeks. If you have a memory to share please email Find out movie schedules, membership, and more at

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L.V. Rogers Physics 12 Students Tour Brilliant Project L.V. Rogers Secondary’s Grade 12 Physics class took part in a tour of the Brilliant Expansion Project near Castlegar in mid-June to cap off their unit on electromagnetic induction. Led by Bill Clark, senior projects engineer and Andre Noel, health and safety manager for Columbia Power, students toured the service bay, viewed the intake area and walked across the Brilliant Dam. The Brilliant Expansion facility is coowned by Columbia Power and Columbia Basin Trust and was commissioned in 2007. submitted photo

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