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More than 250 people packed into the Winlaw Community Hall Tuesday night and 100 more spilled into the parking lot outside for an emotional information meeting about the jet fuel spill in Lemon Creek. Organized by the Regional District of Central Kootenay, the meeting was intended to provide information and answer questions about the 33,000 litres of jet fuel that was dumped

into Lemon Creek on Friday after an Executive Flight Centre tanker truck toppled into the water source, forcing an evacuation of 800 homes. “I’m very concerned about the health of my family and the health of my community,” said an emotional Jane Flotron who owns a small farm one kilometre from where the spill took place. Chaired by RDCK regional fire chief Terry Swan, the panel included representatives from Interior Health, the Ministry of Health,

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Ministry of Environment, RDCK area directors, Ministry of Agriculture, Executive Flight Centre and consultants working on the clean-up effort. Questions and concerns ranged from the availability of drinking water to the process used in the Friday/ Saturday evacuation to whether the company responsible for the spill will face formal charges. At times, the tone was angry and frustrated, but appreciation for the efforts being undertaken so far by

officials was also expressed. As he has done previously, Executive Flight Centre senior vice-president Wayne Smook apologized when given his turn at the microphone. “We know water and the watershed is very important to this valley,” he said. “I truly apologize, but it was an accident.” Interior Health’s medical health officer Dr. Trevor Corbeil told the crowd that the Do Not Use order will stay in place for at least the next few days.

“I can tell you now, you will not be using the water for the next five days,” Corbeil said, adding that it could be even longer before Lemon Creek, the Slocan River and Kootenay River are cleared for any kind of ingestion or recreation. Though the crowd slowly started to trickle out after 9 p.m., the questions continued until 11 p.m. For the latest on the situation, see See related coverage Pages 4, 6, and 7

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Residents of the North Shore around Duhamel Creek are concerned that now-approved logging above their homes could lead to a landslide due to existing high risks. Kalesnikoff Lumber has been given the go-ahead to start building a road for logging on a lower slope that’s unstable, says Glen B. Jones, 78, who’s worked most of his life in the forest industry and has lived in the Duhamel Creek area for almost 40 years. “The people who live below are asking, begging them not to do it,” says Jones. More than 100 residents have signed a petition about activity above their homes. Concerns exist because the slope is about 70 per cent grade and the soil is sandy in nature. “When you start cutting a road in something like this, there is going to be sloughing,” says Jones. Along with resident Lee Rushton, Jones points to a history of slides in the area prior to logging activity. They said there have been seven minor slides in the area in the last 13 years. In 1956 there was a larger slide that washed out the Duhamel Creek bridge on

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Tuesday night’s public information meeting at the Winlaw Community Hall provided many first-hand accounts of how the jet fuel spill in Lemon Creek has turned lives upside-down. Few were more compelling than that of Jane Flotron and her family. Flotron was one of the first speakers to address the panel of officials assembled to provide information and answer questions. With the packed hall behind her, an emotional Flotron calmly expressed her frustration with what has taken place since an Executive Flight Centre tanker truck spilled 33,000 litres of jet fuel into Lemon Creek on Friday afternoon. “I’m very concerned about the health of my family and the health of my community,” said Flotron, who owns a small farm one kilometre from where the spill took place. She went on to tell authorities about how she spent the three days since the evacuation order was lifted, attempting to rid her home and property of the smells and residual damage caused by the spill. With an 11-year-old daughter and midway through a pregnancy, Flotron said it has been extremely trying. “My personal experience going on in my own home and my own neighbourhood is really concerning,” she said. “I still get residual smells of jet fuel in my home… all my linens and organic materials have absorbed the smell of jet fuel.” For three days she has

Slocan Valley resident Jane Flotron takes her turn at the microphone Bob Hall photo in Winlaw on Tuesday night.

worked three hours a day which is the amount of time she feels is safe for her own health. “It’s mostly laundering linens and scrubbing surfaces… by the end of that my hands smell like jet fuel,” she said. Flotron and her husband breed and train horses on their small farm. They supplement that by raising other livestock and growing food. Flotron also has fiveyear crops of goldenseal and echinacea to sell at markets which she says may now be ruined. At the end of her turn at the microphone, Regional District of Central Koote-

nay regional fire chief Terry Swan told Flotron: “You will get help and it will be immediate.” Outside the meeting, Flotron told local media she is frustrated by the response so far. “I think the seriousness that is still occurring now is more than what is being portrayed in the media or spoken to by most of the authorities here tonight,” she said. “I have not heard it being taken seriously enough by those decision-making authorities.” After being evacuated in the middle of the night Friday/Saturday, Flotron and

her family returned to their property on Saturday afternoon and immediately began making phone calls to the RDCK, Interior Health and Ministry of Environment for help. “I got the absolute minimal amount of actual evidence-based information. It’s been a lot of speculation,” she said. “When I first contacted people on Saturday I was talking to people in Kelowna and Vancouver and Cranbrook. I realized they really didn’t get what was going on. When I shared with them my personal experience, I recognized there is a huge gap in communication and getting that information to the decision makers who can organize direct action on the clean up. “There needs to be a much more highly coordinated response from all of the ministries who are dealing with this situation.” Between trying to clean up her property, Flotron said the amount of time she has spent trying to get answers has been an unneeded distraction. “We have to be our own advocates and that is hard to do in the middle of a crisis when you are just trying to get through the day in taking care of a family,” she said. Running out of patience, Flotron said Tuesday night that her family may leave the property and call in a hazmat crew of their own because they feel it is unsafe to be there for much longer. “People have expressed great levels of concern after talking to me and I did feel like they were taking my concerns seriously, but I haven’t heard back from anybody yet,” she said.

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Executive Flight Centre’s contractor has established two additional locations for residents to get drinkable water for everyday use. Water is now available at Kennedy Road in Lemon Creek and at the Passmore fire hall, in addition to fire halls in Crescent Valley and Winlaw. The tanker from New Denver was certified by Interior Health in Castlegar prior to proceeding to the Slocan

Valley. Water for drinking and other everyday use (bathing, cooking, etc.) was available by 6 p.m. Tuesday at the four stations. Residents are asked to bring containers for hauling and storing water. However, the tank at Crescent Valley has since been twice damaged in what appears to be vandalism. It was knocked off its stand, the spigot broken and the tank itself cracked. RCMP are investigating the incident. Area residents who get their water from surface sources continue to be

under a Do Not Use order issued by Interior Health since the spill of fuel into Lemon Creek and downstream from its confluence with the Slocan River. The order prohibits those affected from using the water for drinking and other everyday use, as well as irrigation. Swimming and recreating within the area under the order is prohibited for personal health and safety reasons. The company is dealing with the larger water needs of commercial operations like farms, ranches and nurseries on an individual basis.

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A disaster’s Soundoff: From Facebook to Your Front Door emotional toll Spill has residents looking for answers


week after a major jet fuel spill into Lemon Creek, everyone is still talking. From once-evacuated residents back at home sharing information to concerned conversations filling Nelson coffee shops, it was an event whose impact is sure to linger — physically for now, but emotionally much longer. Clean-up efforts have started in the waterways with booms in place from near the spill at Winlaw all the way down to Brilliant Dam. While this work is front and centre, families are going through their own more private struggle to rid their homes of fumes. On Page 4 of today’s Star a pregnant mother shares her emotional experiences since returning to a home invaded by something she can’t see but definitely can smell. Jane Flotron launders and scrubs to get rid of residual odors, and “by the end, my hands smell like jet fuel.” At the root of the tragic spill’s lingering impact is a feeling of insecurity where once a community relished in its pristine pastoral charm. Feeling unsafe in your own home, unable to drink your own water and unsure about eating fresh produce lovingly grown in your own garden must be spirit crushing. And then there’s the worry about livelihood as many Valley residents supported their families off land touched by toxicity. Monitoring health of horses and other livestock is distressing and being unable to sell commercial crops is devastating. As the authorities do their utmost to serve the public, there is little they can do for the hearts and minds of impacted people. This is where the chatter comes to play. Talk among supportive individuals binding together is the best way through a trauma. Before Tuesday night’s public meeting in Winlaw, people gathered for an emotional vigil at the banks of the Slocan River. They sang, prayed, hugged and consoled each other — united in their wishes for healing. For all that’s happened, strength of community is the critical ingredient to moving beyond an event that started with a spill.

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ot surprisingly, last week’s fuel spill ignited the passions of commenters on the Star’s Facebook page. Join the discussion on this or any other subject at An accident that could have been avoided if the driver wouldn’t have went on a closed road and through two barricades telling him the road was closed. – Stephen Sherwood Seriously! Driver did not have GPS? So much for clean safe drinking water! I hope he has a hefty fine and clean up charges! – Darryl Engerdahl I am still not sure how the driver drove off a logging road. He should have had a map as well. It was probably due to sleepiness like most big truck accidents. – Clayton Hillyard I’m assuming all the people accusing the driver have driven on the roads in question and know that they are narrow and windy. Perhaps in need of repair from all the rain and run off that happened recently. – Melanie Nitz This is awful — but how about not lynching the driver? – Barbara Thielen No, highways does not properly take care of Lemon Creek forest service road and the road had erosion issues for years that were never worked on. – Jordan Harris This is tragic. Let’s hope the ministry of whatever is awake and gets this under control ASAP. – Michelle Klassen Dear God, please protect everyone involved, our beautiful Lemon Creek, Slocan River and Valley. All the beautiful people and wildlife. – Catherine Luminous

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The tanker that crashed into Lemon Creek last Friday spilled 33,000 litres of jet fuel.

Sad, and seems more so in the face of overwhelming air, water and ground pollution that no official seems to be able to counteract except in a ‘counseling’ mode until nature dissipates residue — and unfortunately long-term effects can still be in the wings. My sympathies to all and I pray the Creator Jesus helps every individual personally cope. – Jim Moorebaum It is time for our Valley community to create its own watchdog, taking care of our Valley home, taking charge of what plans are in place that we are not informed of before they happen and to be involved in decisions about our community made by people who do not live here. I’m in. Let’s do it. It is time in the world for communities to take care of themselves. – Selina Simon One of the bigger problems is the fact people just like pointing fingers. Blame does not help any issues. Making companies go out of business because of accidents also doesn’t solve problems. Looking for safer ways to transport such things or contain such things would be

a half-decent place to start. If we can create a container that is strong enough to withstand a crash or some how contain whatever the contents would help. So the problem is not the problem. The problem is our mindset. We are looking for someone to blame when we should be looking for solutions to prevent such things in the future. – Chad Infeld This is the regime we live in. The Regional District of Central Kootenay has all the good intentions in the world. That’s not adequate because without a plan, they are on the road to hell. The various government agencies are in charge of a “cleanup” that can’t possibly fix the damage in a complete way. Nature will have to spend a decade or more to actually reduce the toxicity in some spots. In my own experience there was a kerosene spill in my garage growing up (it was there when we bought the house) and it never stopped smelling like fuel oil. The spot was cleaned many, many times with kitty litter, detergent, baking soda, etc. We never could clean it. – Jason Peil

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Letters to the Editor

Wayne Germaine Serving Nelson & Area Since 1987.

Area director shares fuel spill concerns As RDCK director for Area H (Slocan Valley), I am grateful to the regional district for holding a public information meeting in Winlaw regarding the disastrous jet fuel spill in Lemon Creek. Thanks to regional fire chief Terry Swan for arranging to have all the government agencies involved and the Executive Flight Centre senior vice-president at the meeting to answer the residents’ questions. Also a thank you to regional district vice-chair Hillary Elliot for representing board chair John Kettle and to RDCK Area I director Andy Davidoff for representing residents impacted by the fuel spill and for his support in this disastrous situation. Thank you to our MP Alex Atamanenko and MLA Katrine Conroy for their support and attendance at the meeting to hear the residents’ concerns.

I realize that not all the questions were answered to the residents’ satisfaction, but commitments were made by the different agencies and Executive Flight Centre, and as Area H representative I intend to ensure that they are followed through to their conclusion. There was direct contact information provided to residents from the different agencies at the meeting including Executive Flight Centre. I would encourage residents to contact the agencies directly with their concerns. RDCK fire chief Terry Swan made a commitment to assist residents with issues regarding the lingering smell of jet fuel in their homes and investigate the possibility of providing assistance in relocation. I will ask the regional district to post all the contact information on its website ( 7

For residents without Internet service I will ask RDCK to have this information available by calling 250352-6665 or 1-800-268-7325. I echo all the concerns expressed by residents at the meeting and personally feel that our pristine Slocan River has been severely damaged and violated by this fuel spill. I commit to work with the residents, the government agencies, and Executive Flight Centre to mitigate the impact of the fuel spill, realizing it may take years to restore the river to its original state. If anyone has any problems or concerns in having their issues addressed by the different government agencies please contact me and I will follow up on your behalf. My email address is wpopoff@ and telephone number is 250-359-7455. Walter Popoff RDCK Director Area H

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HUGS. A huge fat hug to all of our amazing, super hardworking and dedicated volunteers who came out to help make July MarketFest one of our most successful ever. Also a big hug goes out to our amazing Kootenay community who filled MarketFest with so much energy, smiles, dancing and laughter. Lots of hugs to all of the bands who filled the night air with sweet tunes and finally a big bear hug to our sponsors whose continuing support makes this event possible. May the final 2013 August MarketFest be just as stupendous and just as full of that special Nelson vibe. See you all there!

HUGS. To a fellow pedestrian in Nelson, who, after seeing my son’s balloon blow out of his hands into the middle of the intersection, and the complete meltdown that followed, ran in the street to rescue it, then ran down the block to catch up to us and return it! Thanks again, kind stranger! HUGS. Many thanks to a young man in the mall parking lot who said, “let me help you with that” and promptly lifted my scooter into the back of my truck. Acts of kindness such as this are few and my daughter and I were very appreciative.

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News Requiem for a Glacier

Musicians protest Jumbo development in song Steve Hubrecht Black Press Reporter

Last weekend about 80 to 100 people headed up to Farnham glacier — tubas, tympanic drums and other instruments in tow — and, perched on the glacier’s slippery summer snow, delivered a four-movement orchestral piece. Organizers dubbed the performance Requiem for a Glacier (a requiem is a traditional funeral mass), and called it a climate change-inspired arts project — the idea being that Farnham Glacier, like many other glaciers, will eventually disappear because of climate change. “It felt amazing. It went off without a hitch. How I imagined it was exactly how it went,” said Victoria-based artist and project leader Paul Walde. “The participants were really moved by the experience, so it was quite a success on all levels as far as I’m concerned.” The orchestra involved 40 musicians, 30 choir singers and 20-some other people acting as sound, camera and film crew, drivers and sherpas to help schlep in gear. There was no crowd — the piece was designed to be played with only the glacier as the audience. “The Farnham Glacier is an extraordinary place and it was great just to be there and honour it,” said Walde. The spot the orchestra chose somewhat resembled a natural amphitheater, with a curving bowl of rock and ice enveloping the performers.

“Sonically, it was a really flat, dense environment,” said Walde, adding that one member of the sound crew told him that the patterns on the snow somehow absorbed some of the sound, creating an effect that was in some ways similar to a recording studio. The added natural sounds enhanced the performance, according to Kaslo-based project co-ordinator Kiara Lynch. “Between the four movements there is silence and, up on Farnham, those silences were replaced by the sound of melting glacier water,” said Lynch. Watching the performance was the culmination of a lot of hard work, according to the organizers. “When the cameras were rolling and the music started playing, all I could do was sit there. That gave me the opportunity to listen, to take in the surrounding, the sounds — so that’s when it kind of hit me, when I kind of finally stepped outside the moment and realized, wow, we really did this,” said Walde. The performance was a true team effort, he said. “Watching all the musicians, singers, drivers and other volunteers all get together the night before to put the final details in place, that was a really poignant moment.” “That moment really made my heart glow,” said Lynch. “The spirit of community in this project was just amazing.” The project’s participants came mostly from across the Kootenays, although some were

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ABOVE: The orchestra performing Requiem for a Glacier on Farnham Glacier. RIGHT: Artist/Producer Paule Walde, Soloist Veronika Hajdu, Conductor Ajtony Csaba and Art Curator Kiara Lynch onsite at Farnham Glacier. Pat Morrow photos

from the Coast or further afield. According to Lynch, they ranged in age from 12 to 78. While the performance is done, there is still a lot of post-production and documentation work to be done. The project is deeply in the red and is trying to recoup costs through an Indiegogo campaign, said Lynch. Although the organizers said they view Requiem for a Glacier primarily an arts projects and not necessarily as a political protest against Jumbo Glacier Resort, they said some of the volunteer musicians and singers (a mix of amateurs and professionals) did have strong anti-Jumbo Glacier <<


Resort motivations. Lynch, who first suggested doing the piece in the Jumbo area, has previously said she hoped the orchestra would help promote awareness of the controversy sur-

rounding Jumbo Glacier Resort beyond the Kootenay region. To see the project’s indiegogo campaign page, go to indiegogo. com and search for “Requiem for a Glacier.”

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ietnam is such a wonderful country to explore, and Halong bay is on everyone’s TO DO list.

Arriving at the harbour was a bit of a shock. Dozens and dozens of junks floated at anchor, and this was just a small fraction of the tourist “fleet” that plied the bay.  The harbour swarmed with tourists embarking and disembarking from the smaller craft that were used to ferry us to and from the junks.  As the captain of our craft expertly wove his way around the bigger boats, we watched little coracles bringing supplies out to the junks and returning full of garbage.  Once on the junk, we were shown to our cabin (lovely little room with an opening window and attached private bathroom) for a quick spruce up before an incredible seafood lunch.

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Arrow Lakes

CLAIRE PARADIS Arrow Lakes News Reporter

The new ferry hull built in Nakusp is now in the water, after a very small snag during the launch. What initially looked like it was going to be a smooth launch for the new boat turned into a one-inch problem that took a day to resolve. On Sunday, locals, employees and Ministry of Transportation representatives watched as two machines pushed the black hull held by a metal grid down a series of rails into the water. The first attempt looked good, with the descent looking slow and steady, with the steel pushing up a very small ridge of water. But shortly after the push, the hull in its rigging stopped, and after another attempt, divers were sent in as part of the next effort to coax the million-pound plus steel hull into the water. Two tugs, attached by thick blue rope and a cat attached with cable pulled again and the ferry reached the water, but not quite deep enough. The lake level had already dropped an inch too far, said WaterBridge Steel owner/operator John Harding. Hydro had started dropping the lake level in the morning and by the time the hull hit the water, the water was one inch too low to allow the ferry to float out of its steel mooring. At that time, Harding said Hydro’s “hands are pretty much tied.” “They’ve got a job to do to meet American demands and produce energy,” he said. “They did cooperate with us and we appreciate that.” With some innovative thinking, the one-inch problem was solved. “We eventually pulled it off the grid,”

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DiD you know? The hull of the new Arrow Lakes ferry is now on the water.

said a tired but pleased Harding, who recruited the Shelter Bay ferry to help the two tugs manoeuvre the hull over its one-inch hump and into the water, with no damage to the black paint on the hull. “Everyone did a great job. We've got a great crew here.” Harding said that Phase 2 is now beginning which includes mechanical and electrical construction on the ferry. “There are no days off now until Christmas,” he said. Once construction is complete, sea trials should be finished in February, and after that training of crew will begin,” Harding said. But WaterBridge is hoping this will be the beginning, not the end of shipbuilding in Nakusp. “We’re working with the ministry to

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try to establish a shipyard here,” Harding said. With the hull now in the water, the company will build the superstructure and install the vessel’s equipment and systems next. The ferry is expected to be ready for speed and endurance trials and manoeuvring tests by February and be in service on the Galena Bay to Shelter Bay run on Upper Arrow Lake in May. The final step will be Transport Canada certification next spring. The $26.5 million ferry, which replaces two 40-year-old vessels, will have a capacity of 80 vehicles and 250 passengers. It’s designed to enable underwater visual inspections, eliminating the requirement to lift the vessel out of the water every five years.

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Community Organizations See the wonders of the night sky through astronomy telescopes at the Starry Night Astronomy Program. Everyone is welcome to join us at Taghum Hall, Friday, August 2, weather permitting. For more information, contact Wayne at 250-3541586. Celebrate Riondel Days on Friday, August 2 to Sunday, August 4 at Riondel Regional Park. This family festival includes a slow pitch tournament, art show, book sale, cake walk, scavenger hunt and more. The festivities are free to attend. Come out for some good old-fashioned fun! The 31st annual Cyswog ‘n’ Fun triathlon is Sunday, August 4 at Lakeside park. Registration closes tonight! Sign up at Gerick’s Cycle or online at trinelson. com. Women and girls skateboard night at the Nelson and District Youth Centre on Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. All ages and abilities welcome. The drop-in fee is $2. Helmets are mandatory. Enter the cool, peaceful interior of St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral, one of Nelson’s premier heritage buildings. Marvel at the vibrant stained glass windows and learn the stories of the windows and how they connect to Nelson’s history. The church at the corner of Ward and Silica is open for Heritage Tours, Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. until the end of August. Two more Wild and Wacky Wednesdays for teens left this summer at the Nelson Public Library: August 7 features a Crafternoon, with lots of craft supplies available to make something cool. August 21 is Minute to Win it games. Challenge yourself and others in some crazy fun. Youth entering Grade 7 and up can enjoy this drop-in program, featuring snacks and prizes. Contact Joanne for more info: or 250505-5683.

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. Facilitated by Ursula Twiss. The Nelson Te c h n o l o g y Club hosts a Ha c k e r s p a c e Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., 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.

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prizes. Cost is $10 per entrant. 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 250-3523391 or pick up a complete meeting list at the Cellar during meeting times.


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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 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.

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.

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

Riondel Poker Paddle goes Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Riondel Park and Campground. Open to anyone with a non-motorized water craft. Collect cards along the shore of Kootenay Lake. Best poker hands at the end take the

Workshops On Tuesday, August 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the Nelson Kabbalah Centre presents a lecture on the upcoming month of Virgo. Short guided meditation to follow. This event is at Self Design High (402 Victoria Street).

The Canadian Institute of Palliative Massage presents “Dying in Good Hands,” an evening of film screening and book reading with Christine Sutherland at the Kalein Hospice Society on Wednesday, August 7 at 7 p.m. Winlaw artist Peter Corbett is leading a plein air painting workshop through Nelson Touchstones. Participants will meet Thursday, August 15, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Touchstones Nelson and on Saturday, August 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an outdoor painting excursion at an outdoor location to be announced. The cost of this twopart workshop is $85 and $75 for members of Touchstones Nelson. To register, call 250352-9813. 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 information. Markets Cottonwood Market is held every Saturday at Cottonwood Falls Park featuring live music, regional produce, eggs, great savory and sweet foods, and a variety of unique products. The Harrop Farmer’s Market runs Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lots of organic produce available, as well as honey and preserves. For info call 250-2295370. Winlaw Sunday Market is every Sunday at Sleep Is For Sissies from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring local produce, artisans, handmade goods and games for kids. The final MarketFest of the season is Friday, August 23 from 6 to 10:30 p.m. The Nelson downtown local

market runs Wednesdays throughout the summer, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find locally made art, clothing, food and more. The Salmo Valley Farmers Market is open every Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Come for fresh produce, baking and much more. Stay to enjoy the live music, dinner and free kids activities. For more info, contact salmovalleyfarmersmarket@ Announcements Oxygen Art Centre has scholarships available for students ages 12 to 19, though the Community Directed Youth Activity Grant Fund administered by Kootenay Kids. Contact Jordan Dupuis, youth grants program coordinator, by phone, 250-352-6678 ext. 235 or email New scholarships are available for students ages 12 to 19, though the Community Directed Youth Activity Grant Fund administered by Kootenay Kids! Please contact Jordan Dupuis, Youth Grants Program Coordinator for more information about how to apply for a scholarship: 250352-6678, ext. 235 or jordand@ The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace invites young women ages 15-35 to its second annual Peace Leadership Camp near Nelson on Monday to Thursday, August 26 to 29. Come to camp to explore opportunities, careers and activism. Meet women working for peace in our communities and around the world. Make friends and plan future activities in the beauty of the Kootenay Lake environment! The cost is sliding scale, $50150. For more information call Madelyn MacKay 250-505-4122 or email To include your event in the online calendar visit nelsonstar. com. Or email to add your event to the community calendar.

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The Nelson Star knows Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution, so For Those About To Rock… we have a great contest for you. The classic rock references are part of the mix for good reason, the Star is one of the sponsors of Kootenay Lakeview Lodge’s Hot August Nights weekend happening later this month and we want to invite you to the party that features AC/DC tribute band BC/DC. We are giving away tickets to the show for you and nine friends. All you have to do is head to our website (nelsonstar. com) and find the contest tab

at the top of the home page to get your name entered. “The outdoor concerts at Kootenay Lakeview Lodge have become a staple of the Kootenay summer,” says Star publisher Karen Bennett. “We are very pleased to be part of the weekend series and happy to be giving away tickets to the Sunday night show.” BC/DC is based in Nelson and has become one of the most well-known tribute bands playing shows across North America. Hot August Nights runs on the August 16-18 weekend at the Balfour lodge that overlooks Kootenay Lake. On Friday night the headliner is Ca-

nadian “A” which recaptures the magic of great Canadian bands from Bryan Adams to Shania to BTO and the Guess Who. On Saturday night it’s Nearly Neil and the Solitary Band which is a tribute show to Neil Diamond. The Sunday night show will Shoot to Thrill with the High Voltage show by BC/DC. The contest winner will get a total of ten tickets to the show and get to hang out in the Nelson Star tent that will feature pizza and appys. The winner and their friends must be 19 years and older. For more information on the concert weekend or to reserve tickets for any of the shows, call 1-877-229-4141.

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After the success of last year’s Nelson’s Best Burger contest, the Nelson Star launched another culinary competition today. Six local restaurants are facing off for the title of Nelson’s Best Pizza. Each day voters can cast an online ballot for one of the following pizzamakers: Louie’s Steakhouse & Lounge, Itza Ristorante & Pizzeria, Hume Hotel, Leo’s Pizza & Greek Taverna, Panago, or Thor’s Pizzeria. “The winner will be featured on the cover of Vurb on September 13, which is Road Kings

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Weekend in Nelson,” explained Nelson Star Publisher Karen Bennett. Participating restaurants are encouraged to ask their customers and social networks to vote for them in the contest. Meanwhile, the Nelson Star

and Vurb will be promoting the contest and publishing articles about each participating business in the weeks to come. “This friendly competition is an opportunity for the restaurants to get a little extra promotion and tell the community what makes their pizza great,” Bennett said. Voting will remain open until September 6. To vote, go to the and click “contests” in the top right corner of the page. Then select Nelson’s Best Pizza from the list of current contest and cast your ballot. You must be registered to vote and only one vote is accepted per day.


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here was a moment in which generations collided in the library recently. It happened during one of our wildly popular Summer Reading Club events. I heard the impact from my desk on the second floor, a sort of sigh. It said: how did we get so old? It was a Superhero Costume Party, and SRC coordinators Marianna and Bronwyn had constructed a red cardboard telephone booth from which our small superheroes would emerge, ready to leap tall buildings and save the world. And one kid was heard to say: “what’s a telephone booth?” Ouch. I can say with some assurance that there won’t be a kid in the foreseeable future who will say: “what’s a book?” But there may be one for whom eBooks — like cell phones — dominate the reading landscape. Preparing for that distant eventuality means embracing eReaders now, and not just so as to feel younger and more savvy. eReaders could be considered the superheros of Planet Book, in the best possible way. Beginning next week, the library will have two kinds of eReaders, the Kobo Glo and the Sony PRS-T2, for patrons to borrow. These are compatible with Library-to-Go, so you can borrow library eBooks with your borrowed eReader. eReaders offer another way to enjoy a book, with everything you love about the paper-and-pasteboard version still intact (virtual 13

Choices Available ✓ Public, Private or Independent Sc hool ✓ Bricks & Mortar or Distributed Learn ing ✓ Online or Paper ✓ Project-Based, Problem-Based or Blended Learning ✓ Faith-Based or Secular ✓ Learning Style & Teaching Style ✓ Learning Support Or Special Needs

Here to Help Because British Columbia enjoys tremendous educational freedom you may need to know more about your choices before making your decisions. Saturday, August 10, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Castlegar Library, Steve Borley (Traditional Learning Academy DL Vice-principal) discusses the goals of education, the choices you have, and what TLA can offer you as you decide how to best educate your child.

page-turning on the touch screen mimics the real thing, and yes, you can bookmark!) and even enhanced. With an eReader you can instantly look up a word on a built-in dictionary, or translate text (¿Qué te parece este libro?). You can highlight and make notes (can’t do that with a library book!) or adjust the typeface or type size. eReaders such as the Kobo Glo allow you to read in low light levels — way easier than under the covers with a flashlight — and sort the books you have on a virtual bookshelf, which is a good thing when you consider these pocket-sized devices can store 1,000 books. (Who has time to read a thousand books?) Luckily, the battery life on eReaders has improved vastly: Kobo’s battery can last a month. And for those who are savvy enough to have all the devices, these wireless eReaders can sync with your computer, tablet, or phone — which means when you bookmark your page, you’re bookmarked everywhere! You don’t have to wait for the library to open to borrow your eBook. If you want to

borrow Murder in the Library at 2 a.m. you can — much safer than calling your librarian at that hour. The whodunit that involves Ms. Patron in the Home Office with the Kobo has yet to be written. The collision of generations seldom results in injury, but it can be uncomfortable. We’re here to help navigate this brave new landscape, whether it’s on one of our eReaders or your own. You can book a session (contact Heather at 250-352-6333 or to learn how to download library eBooks, audiobooks, or access digital magazines and other online wonders with Superhero Librarians able to leap … okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration; able to help. And that’s a nice, gentle impact that sounds like: Wow! I didn’t know it could be so easy! Try to find a phone booth these days. Tough to do. Try to find a book? It’s now even easier. It doesn’t take a superhero; it just takes a booklover. Anne DeGrace is the adult services coordinator at the Nelson Public Library. Her column runs every other Friday.

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Nelson Star Friday, August 2, 2013

Contemporary Learning. Traditional Values.

LEASED SPACE REQUIREMENT BC Assessment requires approx. 3,100 sq. ft. of useable leased office space within Nelson or surrounding area for its Nelson office beginning in September, 2014. Anyone who wishes to view the Request for Proposals should go to welcome. Please note the deadline is extended to August 15, 2013.


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Water Conservation Measures

Did you know that lawns require only 3 cm of water, equal to about an hour of sprinkling, per week? The City of Nelson would like to remind residents to conserve water and is asking residents to: • Water every other day only. Premises with “even” numbered civic addresses may

sprinkle on “even” numbered days (ie: 2nd, 4th, 6th etc) and premises with “odd” numbered civic addresses may sprinkle on “odd” numbered days (ie: 1st, 3rd, 5th etc). • Water in the early morning, before 10:00 am, or early evening, after 6:00 pm. • Premises with underground sprinklers should have the system checked for leaks and the timer set to only give the lawn about one hour worth of water each week • Ensure that water does not over-spray onto sidewalks, driveways or roads. **City employees may speak with you or leave a note concerning water over use.

Water conservation tips and video’s are available to view on the City of Nelson’s website (under Public Notices) at During the summer season, daily residential water use is 50% more than winter season consumption primarily because of lawn and garden watering, and car washing. Excessive water use during summer months draws down the reservoir level reducing storage capacity. Storage is required for firefighting purposes and for backup supply. The City of Nelson thanks “Water Smart” residents for their cooperation. For more information, please contact: Phone: 250-352-8238 email:

Big Guns Arrive

Gordon Sutherland photo

The massive Martin MARS water bomber, which helped battle the fire on Perry Ridge before it ran into mechanical difficulties, was anchored at Sunshine Bay this week.


AZA started tattooing professionally in 1994 at the Tattoo Emporium in Victoria B.C. “I have been building machines since 1992; 1996 out of my own custom machining shop. In 2010 I relocated to Nelson B.C. with my family with the intention of building machines full time. Old habits die hard though and since I couldn’t seem to bring myself to stop tattooing, I soon opened my own studio: Cymatica.”

“My name is Josh Gatten, I have been Tattooing for nearly ten years and still love it. I am the owner of Divine Alchemy Tattoos which I have run since 2009 after taking over Sikfrig N’ Innk. I work with Avrell Fox who has been at the shop for a year and a half and was a fantastic apprentice. I enjoy all styles and subjects of tattooing and have had the pleasure of working with many great people on all sorts of amazing projects. This is why I continue to love my job to this day. My shop is located at #204-602 Josephine St. and I can be reached at either 250-505-0894 or at if anyone is interested in work.”

“I started out doing graphic design and commercial illustration. After a number of years, I realized the long solitary hours, ridiculous deadlines and corporate way of thinking really didn’t work for me. I have been tattooing for about 18 years now. Tattooing is a very satisfying and rewarding career. I really enjoy the diversity of styles and content I get to work with as well as the equally diverse clientele I am privileged to work on. There is nothing I enjoy more than the smile of a client as they look at their new ink in the mirror for the first time.” -Colin Millar

250-304-1976 Josh Gatten Owner/Artist Divine Alchemy Tattoos (250)505-0894

#204-602 Josephine St. Nelson, BC •

2329 Columbia Ave., Castlegar Thursday-Saturday 1:00-6:30pm

Also home to Lion’s Lair Body Piercing

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FASHIONS SWEET REPEATS SHOPPE Offers new and gently used affordable ladies quality clothing and accessories • Hundreds of brand names • Majority out of town stock

• 50% OFF SALE ON NOW plus check out the $5 racks Come on down to “the price is right”

575 Baker St Nelson 250-354-4409

Plaid Dress + Pants $8.50

From Lily Wicket. This is an outfit any 3 month old would give up her soother for.

Nelson’s only boutique consignment store for babies, children and parents.

807 Baker St Nelson 250-505-5300

Wood Wagon $27.95

Beautifuly made wooden push along walker and activity toy!

Beco Sets $19.95

Crafted from bamboo & rice husk waste, these will last for years! When you’re done plant them in your garden and it’s dust to dust!

Dharma Consignment

Women-Men-Kids Nelson’s Consignment for the whole family. Specializing in quality name brand clothing. Call today for clothing appointment

Corner of Baker St and Josephine St 250-352-0848




Last weeks winner: Jill Austin from Rossland CONGRATULATIONS Jill!!


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Just a short, scenic drive 5 min West of Nelson on Granite Road • 250-352-3468 Mon to Sat 8-5:30 • Open Sundays 9-4

Georama’s Plant of the Week

Common name: Varigated False Holly Botanical Names: Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Goshiki’ On a recent trip to Portland Oregon, Imelda and I had a chance to visit the Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland’s Chinatown district. Although it was raining at the time (big surprise) this traditional Chinese garden is a must see – even if you are not a plant geek. The Garden is divided into more than ten exqisite areas, each with it’s special focal point of the Garden, and each explores a bit of Chinese culture, history and way of thinking. The famous plant collector E. H. Wilson once refered to China as the ‘Mother of all Gardens’, for good reason, as China is home to more than 30,000 plant species – one eighth of the worlds total! Many of the plants we know and

love in the West originate in China, yet few people recognize China’s influence in their own gardens. One of the plants we saw in the Garden we have at home – Osmanthus ‘Goshiki’ is an extremely tough, strikingly varigated evergreen shrub, looking for all the world like a holly plant – hense it’s common name. Cream, pink, orange, yellow and white appear as attractive spots and swirls that combine to create an eye-catching display. Use it to brighten up a shady corner, or set it against a background of dark evergreens, It’s year round colour and easy care make it a perfect choice for our Kootenay Gardens Case Grypma from Georama Growers

Bocce Kings Claim Hardware The trophy winners in the Nelson Italian Canadian Society’s annual Picnic and Bocce tournament at Lakeside Park that was held on July 21 pose for a photo. The society had 14 teams competing for trophies, with teams coming from Trail and Cranbrook to compete. Results from the A Division are as follows: 1st Renato Nieli and Joe Sacino (Cranbrook), 2nd Joe Guerico and Nic Murono (Trail), and 3rd Hans Barth and Peppi Bertuzzi (Nelson/ Trail). The results from the B Division included: 1st Sergio Peloso and Guido Babuin (Trail), 2nd Cosimo Chirico and Dominic Cerone (Nelson), and 3rd Armando Savarin and Terry Tagami (Nelson).

Nelson Rowing Club Regatta Set for August 10

Rowers prepare for race day SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC regional head coach David Broadhurst will be in Nelson from August 10 to 18 Prospects Academy • Boys and Girls U10 to U18 • 4 boys / 4 girls training Groups o U10 (2005/04). U12 (2003/02) o U14 (2001/00). U16/U18 (99 to 96) • Motivated/Advanced players • Ten month program: 3 phases o Fall, Winter and Spring o 1 session a week. 10 per phase o 1 MLS travel weekend per phase • Selection and invite only o Only 16 to 20 per group. o Evaluations Aug 10/11 & 17/18 • Evaluations are held at Lakeside Park in Nelson at no cost. • You must register online to be confirmed • More information and registration at

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC IN THE KOOTENAYS Specialized instruction managed and led by Whitecaps FC Head Coaching staff. • Play the Whitecaps Way. Official Whitecaps FC training curriculum • Delivered by Whitecaps FC regional head coach David Broadhurst • Visits from Whitecaps FC Vancouver based coaching staff • Connected to Whitecaps FC’s Academy Centre network.

REGISTER NOW. SPACE IS LIMITED Website: Local: 250.550.5489 Vancouver: Toll free 1.855.932.1932 or

The Nelson Rowing Club is known throughout the rowing community for its ultra-laid back attitude and its amazing potlucks, featured annually for participants of the Nelson Sprints Regatta. Clubs arrive from throughout the Pacific Northwest to attend this lively and entertaining event and stay for the community salad and NBC brews. Among the Nelson Rowing Club’s members, the juniors carry out the most race preparation — conditioning for both endurance and speed on the water. Their typical workout includes steadystate rowing to train the aerobic system, yoga to develop proper alignment and breath, as well as weight training to build strength and stamina. On August 10, the Nelson Rowing Club Juniors as well as adults members will be racing down the West Arm in an all-sprint, alongside members of the Coeur d’Alene, Nicomekl, Vernon and Kamloops Rowing Clubs. Rowers will sprint 1,000 m to the finish — the races being visible from shore early morning to mid-afternoon. Come check out the boats and a day of racing down at Lakeside Park with the Nelson Rowing Club on Saturday, August 10.

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Nelson Rowing Club juniors Claire Maslak (front), Lesley George, Maddi Smith, and Emilee Hervochon take a break from race preparation to enjoy a leisurely float down the West Arm of Kootenay Lake.

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Champions of the A and B The Nelson Mixed Slo Pitch League held its annual playoffs last month. In the A final, the Competition (top) beat Louie’s for the big trophy. In the B final it was the Fighting Aardvarks (bottom) edging out the Nelson and District Credit Union for the championship. Congratulations to all players on a great season.

July 31, 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: 1745.32 ft. 7 day forecast: Down 12 to 16 inches. 2013 peak: 1749.42 ft. / 2012 peak: 1753.78 ft.


Present level: 1744.46 ft. 7 day forecast: Down 12 to 16 inches.

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.

• Gaia Rising 356 Baker Street • Otter Books 398 Baker Street • Street Clothes Named Desire 498 Baker Street • Ripping Giraffe 3-502 Baker Street • Culinary Conspiracy 610 Baker Street • Kootenai Moon Home 115 Hall Street • Baker St. Mens Wear 571 Baker Street • Tribute Boardshop 556 Baker Street • Shoes for the Soul 553 Baker Street • Still Eagle 476 Baker Street

OPEN SUNDAY’S • Gaia Rising 356 Baker Street • Otter Books 398 Baker Street • Street Clothes Named Desire 498 Baker Street • Ripping Giraffe 3-502 Baker Street • Culinary Conspiracy 610 Baker Street • Kootenai Moon Home 115 Hall Street • Baker St. Mens Wear 571 Baker Street • Tribute Boardshop 556 Baker Street • Shoes for the Soul 553 Baker Street • Habits 579 Baker Street • Still Eagle 476 Baker Street

If you would like your business hours listed here please call the Nelson Star @ 250.352.1890


Churchs of Nelson

Bringing to you our weekly words.

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

Sunday Service in Balfour

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


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 •

Summer Dinner Gatherings at Lakeside

August 4 & 18 Meet at Lakeside Park Flagpole area @ 5pm. Bring meat for your family and a side or dessert to share

Displaced rhythms? Come experience ours! Beautify • Listen • Eat • Study • Send Look for us on Facebook

Nelson United Church

Sunday Worship Gathering 10:00 am MINISTER – David Boyd

Sabbatical Blessings

Sacrament of Holy Communion Pot-luck Lunch to Follow the Service

Nelson United Church

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

Sebastian Ellis- Seventh-day Adventist Church Nelson, BC

Psalm 19:1. The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.

For me God reveals His character through nature. The variation, beauty and complexity of the earth and the systems here are revelations of God’s love and unfathomable nature every day. In this time of economic, political and climatic uncertainty there is wonderful consolation to be found in sharing with each other and in caring for the natural world around us. I regard my role as an earth steward as a privilege and a way for me to express caring to the world and giving thanks to a loving Creator. My garden becomes a living altar of praise to God and a reminder to be thankful every moment I spend in it (sometimes I forget this). For myself, earth stewardship is a conscientious endeavor to replenish the earth and care for God’s gift of soil, sun and food and a way to share food with my brothers and sisters to lighten their load. In this way, if I am open to it, God allows my work to become a labour of love, learning and lessons in compassion and understanding. Stewardship invades every aspect of my life. Gardening through Permaculture is an ecological design that follows God’s natural forest plan. A plan where your neighbors are symbiotically beneficial :) This “giving” design is a lesson in how to behave toward one another (which I also sometimes forget). NEW LOCATION In this fast paced world Kootenay Christian Fellowship it is difficult sometimes 520 Falls Street, (just off Baker St.) for me to remember that stewardship is Join us for our worship celebration in our new location Sunday @ 10:30 AM  Developing Relationships  Music that will move you  Helping people - Help people

Jim Reimer, Pastor

Church Office: 1.888.761.3301

The Salvation Army Nelson Community Church

Sunday Worship Service at 11:00 am

Heritage Tours

Tues – Sat, 11 am – 3 pm July – August Busk Road Balfour Sunday service 11 AM


All are Welcome

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

St. Michael & All Angels


Office: 8 am - 12 pm Tue - Fri


ALL ARE WELCOME! Evangelical

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

Jim Reimer Everyone is Welcome Your Pastors:

Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows 250 551 4986

601 Vernon Street (Middle Level)

Unity Centre of the Kootenays starts at 11am Dania Edwards

“Heart Power - our only contribution to World Peace”

Any questions? Contact 250-354-5394 905 Gordon Rd (IHA Bldg., back door)

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

“Special Guest Speaker” 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)

also about the way I purchase my goods. Who and what I am supporting by what I buy. Does it benefit people? the earth? or does it cause harm? In these ways becoming good stewards praises and shows love for God and offers us a way to love and console each other.

Job 12:7-10. But ask the animals, and they will teach you; or birds of the air and they will tell you; or speak to the earth and it will teach you; or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the lord has done this. In His hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.

Friday, August 2, 2013 Nelson Star


Track and Field

Nelson boy wins five gold medals

NANAIMO — Local 10-year-old Matthew Erickson was on a winning streak at the Junior Development Track and Field Championships, held July 12 to 14 in Nanaimo. He won five gold medals in his first five events before getting shut down by a knee injury. Gold medals were captured in the long jump, 600m, discus, 60 metre dash and 60 metre hurdles. Seeded first in the long jump, Matthew was the last to jump in each of the three rounds. The outcome in competition was anything but predictable, as Mason Lavasseur of Kamloops and Matthew were outjumping each other in consecutive rounds. It came down to the final jump in the last round, where Matthew responded to the challenge to take the gold. In the 600m run on Saturday morning, Matthew was looking for a personal best, in hopes of bettering his existing BC record in the event set earlier this year. He front-ran the entire race, finishing 4.5 seconds ahead of the pack. It was a solid race, but he was unable to maintain the blistering pace he set in the first 200m of the race, and ended up one second off the BC record pace for his age group. In the discus, Matthew was not favoured to win, and judging by the warm-up throws, a win in this event looked unlikely. But Matthew had really been working on his technique in practise, and all of the training seemed to have paid off. His first counting throw went straight down the middle, in an impressive throw of 20.25m, a personal best, and a BC all-time top 10 performance. The favourite, Charanjit Nijjar of Universal Athletics, finished in second place, throwing a very respectable 19.37 m. Matthew’s first place finish in the 60m dash was also convincing. At 8.7 seconds, he was over half a second ahead of Xavier Kristen of the Vancouver Thunderbirds and Sidhu Harjoven of Ocean Athletics, and just 5/100ths of a second behind the existing BC record which Matthew set four weeks ago in Kelowna. The 60m hurdles was a particularly exciting race. Cameron Slaymaker of the Coquitlam Cheetahs was ahead after the last hurdle, but Matthew closed the gap in the last 15 metres and outstretched Cameron at the finish line, winning the race by 1/100th of a second. Both Matthew and Cameron had BC top ten finishes in their age category. It was a tough pill to swallow on Sunday morning, when Matthew injured his knee in the high jump on his first counting jump. He cleared the bar easily, but his jumping leg was injured seriously enough to prevent him from competing the rest of the meet. Matthew trained hard and had his sights on setting the BC record in the 1,000m, but that will have to wait until the next opportunity after he recovers from his knee injury.

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Celebrations Your invited to celebrate the 90th Birthday of Silvio Bragagnolo on Sat Aug 3rd from 2-4 pm Please join us at Silvio’s home at 1022 Park St. No Gifts please


Coming Events Don’t miss our STORIES in the Kokanee Creek Park! We also feature great naturalist programs, yoga, drawing and Jerry’s Rangers! Oso Negro In the Park coffee, frozen and baked treats and movie nights on Sundays. Join us! for full schedule.

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.





Lost & Found

Mt St Francis Reunion Anyone who worked at MSF come to Lakeside Park Rotary Shelter Fri Sept 6th 2-7 pm for a no host party. Bring a plate of snacks & lawn chair. For more info call Bette 352-7153 or Anne 357-2491 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 Nelson Minor Hockey Assoc Registration form available on website. Save $50 if paid in full by Aug 15, 2013. $75 late fee if received after Sept 15

1925 - 2013

Lost & Found

Sr. Mary Lucille, SSA was born Marie Sylvia Wrubleski on a farm in Kuroki, Saskatchewan on July 30, 1921. Marie died at Mount St. Mary Hospital on July 23, 2013. Born at home she was the seventh of nine children born to Michael Wrubleski and Apalonia Zgoda. Although her mother died when she was only 10 years old Marie experienced a close knit, loving family that fostered growth in faith. Marie entered the Novitiate of The Sisters of St. Ann on August 20, 1938, in Victoria, B.C. receiving the name Sr. Mary Lucille and pronounced her vows on September 8, 1940. A dedicated teacher Sister Mary Lucille delighted in seeing her students achieve their goals. She taught students from grades one through eight in Victoria, Mission City, New Westminster, Duncan, Kuper Island, Prince George and Vancouver. First Nations children had a special place in her heart and she fostered their education and belief in themselves at the Kuper and Kamloops Indian Residential Schools and for 17 years at St. Mary’s Mission Residential School; she also helped their transition to public schools as a home-school coordinator. In later years, Sister Mary Lucille provided Pastoral Care Ministry at Mount St. Francis in Nelson and in St. James Parish in Vernon. In 2001 she became Coordinator of the Sisters at St. Ann’s Residence in Victoria. Suffering a stroke in 2003 she was a witness to us of patience in suffering and trust in and longing for God. The Sisters are deeply grateful to the staffs of both St. Ann’s Residence and Mount St. Mary Hospital for their attentive care to Marie. Marie is predeceased by her parents and seven siblings. She is survived by her sister Jeanette McKinnon (Stanley-deceased), nephew Allan Ottman and numerous nieces and nephews as well as her own community of The Sisters of St. Ann. Prayers & service have already been held in Victoria, BC this past weekend.



FOUND: LOST Cane @ Canadian Tire in Castlegar on Friday July 26th 250 399-4253 FOUND: Nelson skinny homemade walking stick. 354-3979

Sister Marie Sylvia Wrubleski ssa (Sister Mary Lucille)


FOUND: Strong Prescription Glasses @ Cottonwood Lake 778-962-0099

The Digestion Doctor. Gastritis, Ulcers, Colitis, Crohn’s, Irritable Bowel, Candida and Food Sensitivities. Michael Smith, Dr.TCM, FMC, has over 15 yrs experience resolving the most complicated digestive problems call 352-0459


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live Campbell was born on November 24, 1925 and died peacefully July 28, 2013. In the last years of her life, she was lovingly cared for at home by her husband of 64 years, Harold Campbell and by her son, John Campbell. Olive was the mother of two other sons, Stephen and Richard, for whom she was a source of inspiration and enduring love. She had two grandchildren, Olivia and Brendan who were her delight. Olive met her husband in Jamaica where she worked as a gun- toting Royal Bank employee.  After marrying, they lived in Ontario and then moved to British Columbia with three young sons in the mid1950’s.   Although she was reluctant initially to leave flat land and the civilization of Ontario, she soon became a mountain lover and spent many happy days in the outdoors, camping with family and hiking to Kokanee Glacier. She also loved gardening and cooking. Olive worked for the Bank of Montreal and then for the Nelson Medical Clinic before retiring.   In her retirement, she did community work to promote support for the mentally ill. Olive was raised in the Salvation Army.   She lived her Christian faith in word and deed.   She was true to her convictions, and was not afraid to stand up for her beliefs and go against the grain, if necessary.  She met adversity in life with patience, humility, and perseverance.   She was compassionate towards others and strived to leave the world a better place.   Her joyous smile and award winning apple pie will always be remembered. A memorial service will be at 10:00am on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at First Baptist Church, Fairview. Online condolences may be expressed at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.




Megan Elliott Feb. 17, 1954 July 1, 2013


ur dear friend, sweet sister, precious daughter, loving mother and beloved nana passed on peacefully (but not without fireworks) on July 1, 2013, heading off no doubt in the arms of angels for a land of light, peace, love and joy. We will miss her good humour, her passion for life, the love and compassion she shared so willingly with all of us; her easy laughter, generosity, and her incredible work ethic and commitment to anything that drew people together and reminded us all of our shared journey as human beings. Megan will be remembered as a positive force in our community: from her days as manager of Morning Mountain Ski Hill, through Streetfest and as owner of Kootenay Cobbler and Silver Lining (now Shoe La La). Most especially will she be remembered and dearly missed by her far-flung but closely knit community of Sufis, for her organizational talents, her commitment, and the joy she brought to everyone she touched. And celebrated every day by her kids and granddaughter ~ Steve, Erin and Kaija. A private Celebration of Life in Megan’s honour will be held on August 24th. The venue was chosen by Megan; the facility is not large and so cannot accommodate all that would like to attend. Close personal friends and family are welcome to contact Geoffrey Carter by email ( for further details. With so much love shared, we will always hold Megan in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sufis Hawaii or to any organization of your choice that researches or sponsors alternative methods for the treatment and healing of those afflicted with cancer. Megan contributed deeply to the Maui Sufi camp and worked hard to give youth the opportunity to share in camp life. Megan would be honored in the financial support of her Maui community and spiritual family. For a contribution to Sufis Hawaii in Megan’s name contact Jason Groode, Sufis Hawaii P.O. Box 1551 Kihei, Hi. 96753 (808) 879-5554


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Friday, August 2, 2013 Nelson Star




Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking


AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN We have room in our high volume shop for an energetic and skilled Mechanic. We offer a flat rate pay plan as well. Benefits package after probation period. The dealership sells new Honda’s as well as all makes and models of pre owned Cars, Trucks & Suv’s. The shop is modern and well equipped with up to date technique including alignment. We offer in house training through Honda on an on going basis. Journeyman status is preferred, but would consider the right 3rd or 4th year apprentice.


AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 w/ Airbrake • Guaranteed 40hr. Work Week & Overtime • Paid Travel & Lodging • Meal Allowance • 4 Weeks Vacation • Excellent Benefits Package

Must be able to have extended stays away from home. Up to 6 months. Must have valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrake license and have previous commercial driving experience. Apply careers and then choose the FastTRACK Application.

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Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Highway Owner Operators for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving exp. / training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. To join our team of Professional drivers, email a resume, current driver’s abstract & details of truck to: or call Bev at 604-968-5488 or Fax: 604-587-9889 Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. We thank everyone for applying, however we will only contact candidates that interest us.





Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Part Time Care Giver needed for physically disabled young man, salary, email resumes to Barb Mark at 250-358-2266

Unemployed? Looking for work?

Find your way and find your work at KCDS/WorkBC Call KCDS/WorkBC in Nelson and find out how to get ready for the job you want

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

Call 250-352-6200



New to Town? Then let us welcome you to town with our greetings basket that also includes information about your new community. Call us at 250-551-7971 or 250-825-4743

Have you had a new baby? Then let us know as we have a special gift basket for your new baby.


Rosa Coleman

CLASS 1 DRIVERS Pick-Up & Delivery Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Class 1 Drivers for the Castlegar area. Applicants should have LTL & P&D driving experience and must be familiar w/the West Kootenay region.

We Offer Above Average Rates! To join our team of professional drivers please drop off a resume and current drivers abstract to Ashley at our Castlegar terminal: 1360 Forest Road Castlgar, BC V1N 3Y5 For more info, please call, 250-365-2515 Van-Kam is committed to employment equity and environmental responsibility. We thank all applicants for your interest!

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Previous experience is a requirement. We provide a competitive wage and benefits package. Interested candidates can contact the pharmacy manager

Eric Sollid (250)352-2313 email Please provide a resume and along with wage expectations. hours are 9am-6pm Monday 9am-5:30pm Saturday, and Sundays.

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Education/Trade Schools

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Pharmasave in Nelson is looking for a full-time pharmacy assistant.

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Come for the job... enjoy the life! Rosa Theresa Coleman (née Stewart) died peacefully at Langley Gardens in Langley, British Columbia on July 17 2013, treasured and loved by family and friends. Born in Mossleigh, Alberta, in 1919, she was the daughter of William Francis Stewart (d1966) and Mary Agnes Rosamond Stewart (née) Webster (d1921). Her death was predeceased by that of her loving husband, Donald William Patrick Coleman in 1981 and by her three older sisters: Margaret Gordon, Elizabeth Andrews, and Agnes Barefoot. She leaves behind a cherished extensive family including her six children: William, Stanley (Dianne), Richard (Michele), Patrick (Myrna), Rose Anne (Barry), and Edward (Laurie). A loving grandmother, she will be held deep in the hearts of her 22 grandchildren and her four great grandchildren. Rosa was a born teacher. After completing her Senior Matriculation at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Nelson, B.C. in 1938 and a year working in a doughnut shop to earn the necessary money, she attended Normal School in Victoria, B.C. and began her teaching career at Taghum near Nelson in 1940. Over the subsequent six years, working by correspondence and attending summer school, Rosa obtained her B.A. degree in Mathematics and English at the University of British Columbia. After her children had all started school, she resumed her teaching career in Penticton, B.C. where the family had moved in February 1957. She spent almost all of her subsequent career teaching English at Princess Margaret School, where she will be remembered with great affection by hundreds of students as well as colleagues. After retirement, she continued her love of teaching for over 20 years by working with many men and women, usually recent immigrants, and helped them learn English. A voracious reader, she was an active member of the University Women’s Club and also enjoyed playing bridge up to the last year of her life. Rosa was a devout Roman Catholic who drew great strength from her faith; she was a lifelong member of the Catholic Women’s League. A memorial mass celebrating her life will be held in St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church in Penticton on August 6 at 11:00 AM. Following the service, there will be a burial in the grave already shared by her late husband and her late father. The site overlooks beautiful Okanagan Lake, a view she always cherished. A tea service will follow at St. Ann’s after the burial ceremony.

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Health & Wellness Connection

Send resumes to Allan Sanders - Service Manager Phone: 250-365-4845 Fax: 250-365-4865 glacierhonda-service@

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. SignUp online! 1-866-399-3853


The College of New Caledonia, Lakes District Campus is seeking a sessional instructor to teach the Millwright Program.

Help Wanted


YOU CAN BUILD A CAREER IN TEACHING! The College of New Caledonia, Lakes District Campus, is seeking a sessional instructor to teach the Carpentry program. IF YOU HAVE THESE QUALIFICATIONS:

Join a vibrant community college team and after days end, enjoy the many outdoor recreational activities the Lakes District offers! QUALIFICATIONS: • Millwright Red Seal certification; • 5 years of hands-on working experience as a Millwright after earning Red Seal Certification; • Provincial (BC) Instructor Diploma is an asset; • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in both individual and group situations; • 2 years of instructional experience. TERM:

September 16, 2013 – March 31, 2014


Commensurate with qualifications and relevant experience

CLOSING: Position will be posted until filled. Interested applicants should apply by resume to the Regional Director at the address noted below. The College would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

545 HIGHWAY 16, PO BOX 5000, BURNS LAKE BC, V0J 1E0 250.692.1700 1.866.692.1943

• Five years’ experience working as a Journeyman Carpenter; • BC Certificate of Qualification and/or Interprovincial Red Seal Endorsement in Carpentry; • Provincial (BC) Instructor Diploma is an asset; • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in both individual and group situations; • Previous experience working with Aboriginal communities. Preference will be given to applicants with recent trade experience and proven teaching and/or supervisory experience. GIVE US A CALL! TERM:

September 13, 2013 – April 16, 2014


Commensurate with qualifications and relevant experience

CLOSING: Position will be posted until filled Interested applicants should apply by resume to the Regional Director at the address noted below. The College would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

545 HIGHWAY 16, PO BOX 5000, BURNS LAKE BC, V0J 1E0 250.692.1700 1.866.692.1943

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Sat Aug 2nd 8 am - 12 noon



Sat. Aug 3rd 9 am - 2 pm


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Pets & Livestock

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Feed & Hay


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

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

LICENSED AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN Nelson Ford, in Nelson BC, is looking for the right technician to service our customers. We offer factory Ford training, competitive wages, and great benefits. Salary dependent on experience $28 - $35/hr based on Ford training. Will consider 3rd/4th year apprentice. Send resume to or fax 250-352-7282 Logging contractor in Nakusp to Nelson Area requires FT Yarder Operator, Hook Tender and Chokerman. Salary based on exp plus benefits after 3 mos 250-358-2278 or email resume

RESERVATIONS, SALES & ADMINISTRATION POSITION For Fitness & Health Retreat in Ainsworth. Part time, with flexibility required for additional days as needed. $18.00/hr. Requires: Excellent communication and computer skills with extreme focus to detail. Experience in office management & customer service preferred. Send resume to: before August 2.

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services Cook needed apply with resume to Chances Castlegar Ask for Sandy or Leah


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? Own A Vehicle?

Appliances Kenmore top loading Washer & Dryer, good condition, $100 for pair 250 359-6987

Food Products BUTCHER SHOP

BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.60/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger $4.00/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

Fruit & Vegetables RASPBERRIES, Pesticide free, fresh & frozen. $3.00/lb.; You pick $2.50/lb. 250-3994779, 1699 Hwy 3A, Thrums.

Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD FOR SALE: Logging truck loads, 10-11 cords, mixed species. Nelson, Salmo, Fruitvale, Trail. $1700-$1900 depending on delivery distance. 250-367-9299

Garage Sales *HUGE ESTATE SALE Aug 9 & 10th 8am-4pm. 1901-14th Ave (Lucas Road) Castlegar. Everything Must Go!

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 40’ Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

Misc. for Sale Affordable steel shipping containers for sale/rent 20’ & 40’ Kootenay Containers Castlegar 250-365-3014 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper?

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

No Credit Checks!

Trek Tent 2 room, 8x13’, good condition only used 2 summers 352-9108 1-800-514-9399

Misc. Wanted

Borrow Up To $25,000 Cash same day, local office.

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

Kitchen Cabinets LEAF Cabinetry, serving the West Kootenay for 22 years. Commercial & residential cabinetry, architectural woodwork. t. 250.509.4167

Misc Services Professional Organizing Clearing clutter Nelson Organizing for Home, Offices & Stores, decorating exp. Enjoy downsizing for Seniors Free Consultation call CJ Colson 250 505-7547

Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 250-499-0251

Real Estate For Sale By Owner 1.25 acre View Lot at Six Mile on the North Shore of Nelson. Located at 3056 Keniris Road. Ready to Build. All offers considered, private sale. Phone 250-509-0961.

Want to Rent


Nelson: 2 responsible people with 2 fixed cats (well behaved) up to $850/m all included, within city limits income guar, good tenants Star @250 551-9178


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:


Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Slocan Valley Winlaw: Newer cottage, 2bdr w/loft. Sunny valley view,$795/m 226-0034

Apartment Furnished Small 1 bdrm suite furnished Ymir W/D N/S, ref, Pets possible $600/m includes heat 604 989-0258

Duplex / 4 Plex Fantastic 3 bdrm home in Rosemont. Your new half duplex is available. It is fully renovated with 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, cedar fenced backyard with a deck & all appliances. Close to Rosemont Elementary. Pets welcome with damage deposit. $1400/m + hydro each. Call Steve to see your new home 250 505-9339

Homes for Rent 2 bdrm House Lower Fairview, Ideal for Senior lady or retired couple . N/S,N/P. Close to all amenities. 352-5718 Castlegar furnished 3 Bdrm main floor, short term tenant required, Sept to June, directly across from Community Complex, $1,195/mth includes utilities, 250365-2839 or 365-3621 showing Aug 10th, 12 - 2

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

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Young independent senior req long term rental. Very modest income; up to $450/m all inclu. Will consider some work towards rent. Looking for small self-contained cabin on acreagewithin reasonable range of Nelson. Solid ref avail LM for Dan @250 551-3015


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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.

Transportation Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle

Auto Financing

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1-888-204-5355 for Pre-Approval


Heavy Duty Mechanic Wanted Yellowhead Road & Bridge (Kootenay) Ltd. is looking for a Mechanic for our New Denver facility. Applicants should hold a valid TQ for Heavy Duty or Commercial Transport,class three driver’s licence and Motor Vehicle Inspectors Licence would be an asset. Resume can be faxed to 250 352-2172

Merchandise for Sale

For Sale By Owner


Employment A21


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

1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

Recreational/Sale 1999 Damon Challenger Class A Motorhome, Ford V10, 33’, one slide, 92,000 km, new tires, brakes & batteries, $27,500 obo. (250)365-7152 Castlegar


2003 Four Winns Fish & Ski Freedom 180 F/S,

fully serviced 4.3L VOLVO PENTA engine, removable side windows for more fishing room, tilt steering, removable seats with interchanging seat posts, rear entry ladder, front control for rear leg trim, full cover with anti pooling poles, electric motor off bow for fishing, custom matched trailer, Bimini top.

This is really a great boat!! $15,000 obo. (250)354-7471 Nelson

Sailboat 1996 McGregor 26x pics (google McGregor 26) tandem axle trailer, new tires, wheels, disc brake, brake lines, hitch & wiring $15,000 OBO 354-8510

ACROSS 1 “Naughty!” 4 Zealous crusades 10 “Choosy __ choose Jif” 14 Physician’s org. 15 Leopardlike critter 16 Subj. for a vet 17 For example, to Juan 19 Okla., on old maps 20 Ersatz butter 21 Gin maker Whitney 23 Books expert: Abbr. 24 Web prog. code 25 Idol worshipped in Exodus 29 Reactions to revelations 30 Acapulco gold 31 Preakness horse’s age 32 Orbiter until 2001 33 Fox’s title 34 Seam-y stuff? 35 X Games activities, and, in a way, what can be found in this puzzle’s circles 40 Help out 41 Drummer Ulrich 42 “The Chocolate __”: classic young-adult novel 44 Stars, in Latin 47 Anti-pollution org. 48 Krakow native 49 Casserole holder, perhaps 52 Did garden work 53 Crude abode 54 ’70s extremist gp. 55 Spare targets 56 Big bank 58 Armchair quarterback’s speed? 63 Philodendron’s plant family 64 Lack of vitality 65 “China Beach” setting 66 Team that moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn in 2012 67 Uncompromising 68 One of RSA’s 11 official languages

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DOWN 1 Faucet 2 Blended beverage 3 “The Communist Manifesto” co-author 4 Mojo __: “Powerpuff Girls” villain 5 Arctic abundance 6 Skirt border 7 Jungfrau, e.g. 8 Handed (out) sparingly 9 Made off with 10 Bath accessory 11 Like some garages 12 Christie heroine 13 Attack from the air 18 Sinuous fish 22 Openings 24 Amateur radio operator 25 Wounded by a warthog, say 26 Utah County city 27 Rhine siren 28 Chastity’s mother 33 Prickly plants 34 Host who had a “Favorite Things” segment on her show

Friday’s Puzzle Puzzle Solved Tuesday’s Solved

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36 Estate near Twelve Oaks 37 Suckers 38 Fast break advantage, in basketball 39 Pro pitcher? 43 Checkers side 44 Garbage collector 45 Future knight 46 “Naughty!”

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


Legal Notices

Man, 50+ looking for a work-trade situation on a farm setting in the area. Hard worker with very skilled dogs. Good refs contact Ron @ or 352-9876

Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services

Castlegar 3 Bdrm Family Home with stunning view $295,000, Double garage sun porches, gardens 2 side by side lots, with separate titles, offer amazing privacy, 250-304-2944 WATERFRONT HOME NELSON - 4BR 3 bath, 3200 sq ft, gorgeous city view. 114 ft of sandy beach. RV site incl. Easy upgr. cottage on just under acre of land. Go to and type in id # 196175 for more pic’s


48 Dr. made popular by 34-Down 50 “__ Dream”: Wagner aria 51 Cow 55 H.S. junior’s exam 57 AOL chats 59 __ capita 60 Brit. record co. 61 Guitarist Ocasek 62 Texter’s “Holy moly!”

World’s Finest FISHING BOATS

Default Hearing - September 6, 2013 Nelson Courthouse Defendant - Kimberly Jackson Claimant - William W. Bertram Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Kimberly Jackson Please contact 250-399-4717 or 250-304-8211


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




Friday, August 2, 2013 Nelson Star

FRIDAY AUG 2 4pm - 7pm SATURDAY AUG 3 11am - 2pm



Laura Salmon

Your #1 Choice for Real Estate in Nelson & the West Kootenays 250-551-8877 Re/Max RHC Realty

Stamp of Approval

Debbie Bird, vice-president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers for Nelson, recently thanked Mayor John Dooley for city council’s support as local posties fight to stop a new retail outlet from going in downtown. They fear it may ultimately result in the closure of the main post office, a mainstay in the city.

Each office independently owned & operated

Kootenay Lakeview Lodge The summer weekend to remember...

2013 Hot August Nights Friday, August 16- Sunday, August 18

Friday, August 16 CANADIAN “A”

Recapture the magic of the great Canadian Rock Bands from Bryan Adams to Shania to BTO and the Guess Who.

Show starts at 6:30 pm with Michael Sicoly lead singer from Revolver performing live acoustic and piano Paul McCartney Unplugged Special guests - The Blues Brothers Extra Special Guests - The Balfour Soggy Botttom Brothers Festival Seats $30 or book a table for 8 in the Grizzlies Beer Garden for $300 (includes 2 pizzas)

Sat. August 17 NEARLY NEIL AND THE SOLITARY BAND An unbelievable show that actually captures the magic of Neil Diamond live in concert.

With Michael Sicoly lead singer from Revolver performing live acoustic and piano Paul McCartney Unplugged Special guests - The Blues Brothers Extra Special Guests - The Balfour Soggy Botttom Brothers Festival Seats $35 • Dinner Seats $80

Sun. August 18 BC/DC The Kootenay’s Premier Rockers Festival Seats $30 $300 for a table of 8 in the Grizzlies Beer Garden (incl. 2 large pizzas)


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Tickets available at

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Gill and Gift – Balfour

Kootenay Lakeview Lodge - Balfour

CALL FOR TICKETS: 1.877.229.4141

Nelson Star Friday, August 2, 2013

Community 23

This weekly column proudly sponsored by:

2013 Columbia Basin Symposium

Community change through collaboration SUBMITTED

Adopt a Rescue Pet!

By ADOPTING, DONATING and FOSTERING you can help these pets find their forever homes. We can’t do this job without YOU!


Special to the Nelson Star

Residents are invited to connect with each other at the 2013 Columbia Basin Symposium, to be held October 18 to 20 in Creston. This event will focus on Community Change Through Collaborative Action and is hosted by Columbia Basin Trust. “Many of the complex issues facing our communities require collaboration across a broad range of organizations and agencies,” said Greg Deck, board chair. “The symposium is an opportunity for Basin residents to network, learn ways to enhance collaborative efforts and mobilize the forces that will create a difference in our region.” The keynote speaker will be Paul Born, president and co-founder of Tamarack: An Institute for Community Engagement, which helps people collaborate, and achieve collective impact on complex community issues. He is the author of the bestselling Community Conversations: Mobilizing the Ideas, Skills and Passion of Community Organizations, Governments, Business and People. Along with other presenters, the event will also feature Ray Bollman of the Rural Development Institute of Brandon University. Bollman is the former chief of the rural research group of Statistics Canada and a focus of his research interests is the socio-economic aspects of rural populations. The symposium will also be an opportunity to learn more about the work the Trust is doing in the region and to provide input into its current planning initiatives. In addition, an evening of cultural entertainment featuring local and Basin talent will be open to the public. Watch the Trust’s website for details to come. Symposium registration will open in early September and space is limited. The symposium is free of charge. For more information visit cbt. org/2013symposium.

50% off adoption fees!

KAAP’s half-price (or two for one) summer special continues this week! Not only do we have adorable kittens (see our web site at, but we have the nicest young adult cats needing forever homes. Did you know that adult cats have a really hard time finding new homes? They need your help! Come and meet them at their foster home, and see how much love they can give!

Nearly 300 people attended the 2010 Columbia Basin symposium. The 2013 symposium Submitted photo will be held in Creston this October.

Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814

Robert Goertz 250.354.8500



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.

Call Wayne 602 JOSEPHINE Well maintained multi-tenanted commercial building located in the downtown core of Nelson, BC. Zoned C-1 and sitting on a 42 x 120 foot corner lot, this building offers over 5,000 square feet of retail space on 2 levels.



Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584


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.

Call Norm or Lev


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

PH: 250.399.0030 • FAX: 250.399.0014 EMAIL:

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


Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443


Premier building lot in Nelson’s prestigious Fairview Heights subdivision. This neighborhood features upscale homes, rail trail access and is within walking distance to schools and parks. Gently sloped and fully serviced, this lot takes in city and mountain views and is large enough to accommodate any style of home. If building is on your mind this should be on your must-see list .

Venus & Serena All these pets are being fostered by the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP), and are available for adoption. Please check out for more details, and information of application forms and fees. All KAAP pets are spayed/neutered and vaccinated. Adopt a Rescue Pet! Save a Life! KAAP is 100% volunteer.

Call Lev or Norm


Steven Skolka 250-354-3031


Modern green home built in 2009 close to waterfront and park! Enjoy the glacier v i e w s f r o m a l l t h e o v e r- s i z e d t r i p l e g l a z e d windows on all three levels. This home will appeal to everyone including retirees, young professionals and families. Close to shopping and Lakeside Park, this 4-bdrm with laundry on the same level, 3 full baths features hardwood and cork flooring, granite counter tops, custom timber staircase and custom metal railings.

Call Steven

We show all MLS listings Kristina Little 250-509-2550

Created in 1996, Valhalla Path Realty is a thriving independent Real Estate company that provides high calibre real estate services with a distinctive personal quality.

Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society • 250.551.1053 Wondering how to donate to help KAAP pets? The Kootenay Co-op store in Nelson has a KAAP “Till Card”. When you pay for your purchases, just ask to swipe the KAAP till card, and $2 will be gratefully received. Thank you! • 250.352.7178

520 C Falls Street Nelson (Above Savoy Bowling Lanes) Open Tues - Sat.: 12:00 - 5:00pm

250.352.7861 2124 Ymir Road


Friday, August 2, 2013 Nelson Star

We want to know who you think has the best pizza in Nelson.

Go to, click on contests and vote for your favourite. Contest runs August 2 - September 6. Winning restaurant will be featured on the September 13 VURB cover.







Give pizza a chance. Choose from our deliciously fresh Pizzas, Salads, Breadsticks+ Wings. Delivery + Pick-up.


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Pizza available 11am till Late!

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Try our rustic thin crust pizza with our signature three cheese blend

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Sixteen new art exhibits open tonight in downtown shops Page 2

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Please contact Lori Stocks Nelson Leafs Billet Director. or 250-354-8056 for more information.

Aug 2nd - Stickybuds w/ Ben Fox Aug 3rd - Five Alarm Funk with Cass Rhapsody Aug 14th - The Funkhunters, Tim Wisdom & K-Lab Aug 15th - Nicoluminous with Guests Aug 16th - Erica Dee with Guests Aug 17th - Hoola’s B-day Shaker w/ Special Guests Aug 22nd - Ash Grunwald Aug 23rd - Shred Kelly w/ Tofu Stravinski Aug 24th - The Faraguna Brothers then DJ Jesse Lee

Aug 30th - Audio Architect Montreal Aug 31st - Humans with Sonicanimation Sep 6th - Blackberry Wood

the ArtWalk route, beginning and ending in the 400-block of Baker Street. Other musicians will also be performing along the route throughout the evening. As well, there will be sand sculptors, chalk art, face painting, participainting, and live performance happening out on the street. The Poetry Lives Here street art project, which features 20 poems by local writers also remains on display. ArtWalk brochures are available at all participating venues and online at


Gavin Holland was born in the outskirts of Nelson and has never left. He started learning about the craft world at an early age, being raised by long-time craft people, Moss and Bonnie Holland. His professional work in fused and stained glass and has been represented by the business of Gavin the Glass Man since 2007. Working with his hands is an inextinguishable part of his existence. Glass astonishes him with its radiance and beauty and is usually the heart of his work. He has enjoyed developing his skills in masonry, metal working and most recently woodworking. Gavin’s favourite is to combine all these crafts with his first love, glass, and he is beginning to incorporate this communion into his commerce.

Sep 7th - Neon Steve Sep 13th - Dub Pistols DJ Set by Barry Ashworth Sep 14th - Deekline Sep 16th - Chali 2Na Sep 20th - Minnesota w/ Moontricks Sep 21st - Bliss N Eso Sep 24th - Elliott Brood

mike’s place trivia night every wednesday

Gavin’s work can be seen at the Craft Connection during ArtWalk, on now until August 31.

Sam Van Schie photo

This is a great opportunity to become part of the team. The families will receive a monthly fee and also a family seasons pass to the games.

Tonight the streets of Nelson will once again come alive with the sights and sounds of our talented local artists. The second round of opening receptions for the 25th annual ArtWalk goes tonight, Friday, August 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. throughout downtown. The sixteen participating ArtWalk venues have brand new exhibits to show off and will have their doors open for people to drop in for this self-guided tour. The evening will begin with the seven-piece Balkan Brass band Oxygen Orkestar leading a march around


Looking for Families to host Nelson Leafs players for the 2013-2014 season.


ArtWalk Opening Reception


Did you know? The history of hockey can be found in the histories of many cultures from the Egyptians to Ancient Greece. Neat huh?

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Originally from Newfoundland, Colin Payne is a photographer and writer who has lived and worked in British Columbia’s incredible Kootenay region for the past eight years. During his time working as a photojournalist, Colin got into the habit of carrying his camera with him wherever he went – which in his spare time was often into the backcountry on a hiking trail. And although talented in architecture, portrait, and wedding photography, Colin’s passion will always lie in nature, with a breathtaking scene in front of his lens. In his nature and landscape photography, he aims to capture the subtle nuances of his surroundings and those moments of fleeting wonder that nature offers up only occasionally. He will use long exposures to create impressionist images often mistaken for paintings. And, ever aware of the human footprint on the landscape, he will sometimes include in his images urban elements, industrial infrastructure, logging cut blocks, and other signs of humanity’s presence in nature. Backed by a knowledge of film photography, Colin works with professional Canon digital photography equipment, striving to make his images as perfect as possible in-camera with minimal post-processing in Photoshop. Colin’s panoramic image of Nelson’s Big Orange Bridge won a Bronze Award in the 2012 Epson International Pano Awards.

You can view Colin’s work at the Tea Garden Salon & Spa during ArtWalk, on now until August 31.

Food delivery: Sunday to thurSday 9am- 11pm Friday and Saturday 9am - midnight

liquor delivery

CORRECTION An artist profile that appeared in Vurb on Friday, July 19 did not include where to find Angie Bollam’s 100-face art piece. Her work was on display at Green-light Communications Ltd. (560 Baker Street). The same issues also referred to artist Yvonne Vanens Munro as “Vanens Munro.” We regret any confusion this may have caused.

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Pizza now available 11am till Late!

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Cover photo by David R. Gluns


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aking place August 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Columbia Basin Culture Tour allows you to explore artists’ studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites during this free, self-guided event. You can travel to studios and archives that aren’t normally open, see demonstrations, new exhibitions and collections or meet people behind the scenes. To participate in the tour, simply grab a map, your Culture Tour Directory and go. In the Rosemont area visit Tea Preville to view her knifepainting landscapes in oil. Then stop by Carol Reynold’s house where she creates paintings of Nelson. She will have a “bargain deck” to check out and lots of paintings on display. Also on Munro Street are Richard Dudley and Robert Dudley. Painting has been a lifelong passion for Richard Dudley and since retiring Richard devotes a sustained effort to painting landscapes. Robert Dudley creates functional and decorative accessories for the home and person. In the Uphill neighbourbood, you’ll find Cynthia Sherry, who has been painting and drawing for 35 years, on Gore Street. On Stanley Street you will find the work of two artists, Fiona Brown and Kimberley Hyatt. Brown is a clay artist, mixed-media book-maker, and BC teacher. Hyatt is a graduate of the Kootenay Studio Arts clay program. The other mediums she works in as well are graphite, textiles and the written word. In Fairview, be sure to stop at three more venues. Synergy Art Studios, on Nalson Avenue,

is where conceptual artist Ron Robinson works mainly in mixed media. Kalika Bowlby, a functional potter, and Bradley Poole, a jeweller, are a husband and wife team both working from their home-based studios on Fifth Street. They will display and sell their finished work. Then head over to Robert Nestman’s woodworking studio on Radio Avenue, where he makes eco-friendly accessories and furnishings. Several downtown galleries are also taking part in the tour. Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History will be open with their exhibits Abandoning

Paradise: The Northern Gateway Project and City in Flames: A Journey Through Nelson’s Fire History.

At the Oxygen Art Centre you can view the work of artist in residence Adad Hannah, showing both videos and photographic stills from her reenactment of French painter Theodore Gericault’s iconic painting The Raft of the Medusa (1818-1819). Selkirk College’s Kootenay Studio Arts building on Victoria Street will have their studios open. Sanderella’s Boutique will be showcasing handicrafts produced by the family, complemented by artistic and delectable baking. In the Old Church Hall, three artists using various mediums and techniques will be featured: Graham Hurst, a 15-yearold high school student who discovered an interest in birds and photography; Sue Parr, whose paintings are based on sketches made en plein air and photographs taken on personal trips; and Sally Johnston will be showing large abstract pieces imbued with her dramatic love of colour and high contrast.

Tour brochures are available at participating venues and online at The Columbia Basin Culture Tour is generously supported by Columbia Basin Trust funding.

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Columbia Basin Culture Tour Aug 10 - 11, 2013 10:00am - 5:00pm

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Explore artists’ studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites through this free, selfguided tour within the Columbia Basin. Meet the artists, shop for fine art and craft, view demonstrations, special exhibitions, interpretive displays or chat with local historians during this two day cultural celebration! For further information visit our website or call. 250-505-5505 toll free 1-877-505-7355

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Continuous Open Stage Show , , All Nite Indoor Jam Area ir, Fa aft Cr Trade and Slo-Pitch Jams , & more!


Free Corn Roasts Nightly!

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The Fisher/Stevens Band - Calgary, Alta. Downtown Mountain Boys - Seattle, Wa. Clover Point Drifters - Victoria 5 on a String - Coquitlam The Still Blue - Langley


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Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival Kaslo Jazz Etc. 22nd Annual Summer Music Festival swings into Kaslo Bay this weekend with the Mickey Hart Band and the African Showboyz, the Dan Brubeck Band, Paul Peress and many other spectacular performers. Mickey Hart and crew are including Kaslo in their 2013 Worlds Within tour schedule. Their show opens with the African Showboyz, who join the Mickey Hart band for over three hours of continuous groove, blending old-style jam band with world-beat percussion, seven vocalists, live loops and sound effects. Dan Brubeck brings a quartet to showcase songs by Dave Brubeck that include Dave’s lyrics being sung by bassist, Adam Thomas. Dan explains, “The music I am presenting at Kaslo will have even greater significance to me, in that I will present it the way my Dad conceived it, but was seldom performed, namely, with vocals. This will be a rare thing that has special meaning to me. I look forward to it.” Dan’s older brother, Matt Brubeck also plays the festival as part of the Stretch Orchestra, which includes Kevin Breit and Jesse Stewart.

Brandi Disterheft is a Vancouver native currently working in New York City. She is also a singer and bassist who has studied and collaborated with some of the bass playing giants of jazz, including Ron Carter, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen and Don Thompson. Oscar Peterson compares her to Ray Brown and considers her a serious player. Shakura S’Aida brings her award winning, white-hot R&B band from Toronto. Tiempo Libre, from Cuba, Delhi 2 Dublin and the Sultans of String provide a variety of danceable beats and world-class musicianship. Kootenay based performers include the Clinton Swanson Blues Band, Melody Diachun, the Selkirk Trio, the Jan Van Gold Band, Eric and Shauna, Approaching Normal and the Funky Plucks. Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival tickets are available at the gate. Tickets for Friday night are $38 for adults or $18 for youth (ages 13 to 17). For Saturday or Sunday, tickets are $75 per day for adults and $28 per day for youth. For the full schedule see


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We are giving aWay tickets for you and nine friends to attend the Bc/dc concert at kootenay LakevieW Lodge on sunday, august 18! the Winner & their friends Must Be 19 or oLder tickets include access to the concert as well as to the nelson star tent with appys and pizza! go to the, click on contests and enter to win this great prize package (part of the hot august nights concert series)


f you know Lindsay Anne then you know she is the sweetest, most amazing musician AND one of Nelson’s most fashionable. I always love Lindsay Anne’s look. She has impeccable fashion sense. Lindsay Anne knows what’s up! I saw her at Marketfest and fell in love with her short hair and her adorable floral romper locally found at the IODE. Her hair, Romper, black leggings paired with snazzy little black boots... ooo la la. Looking good, Lindsay Anne. Oh and take a listen to her music here: kindredheart. Fashion Tip: Two things. First, LADIES if you want to cut your hair short DO IT. Don’t listen to your boyfriends or husbands if they are putting the idea or you down. They are just insecure! Do what YOU WANT. It’s your hair, your style. Cut it and feel fabulous. Second: When wearing a white coloured shirt, dress or skirt wear nude bras and panties, ladies! Not neon pink, green or black, a fashion faux pas!

Robin Kristopher is a vintage stylist who blogs at Watch for her on the streets of Nelson looking for fashionable folk to feature here.


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The Capitol Theatre would like to thank all our members, patrons, sponsors, supporters and volunteers for your support making the 2012-13 25th Anniversary Season a resounding success.

Travolta and Olivia Newton-John is brought to you by the producers of Singa-long-a Sound of Music. Ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quiffs and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars and remember GREASE is the word...

We brought to you outstanding and renowned professional national and international performers and ended the season with the stellar performances of this year’s summer youth program with 33 participants producing Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - under the direction of Geoff Burns, Allison Girvan and Lynette Lightfoot. The stars are already lined up for the upcoming season 2013-2014 which will showcase Canada’s finest musicians, dancers, theatre artists and comedians. Our season launch is September 3rd - stay tuned for sneak peeks throughout the summer. Here is a first sneak peek: The season opener event for the upcoming season is SING-A-LONG-A GREASE on Saturday, September 28 2013 at 7:30pm !

The evening begins with your host Lisel leading a vocal warm-up before we show you how to use your free goody bag. You’ll even get a chance to learn how to hand jive. Then just sit back and watch Danny & Sandy and the gang, while singing and dancing along to the lyrics as shown on the screen. It couldn’t be easier... or more fun! Dressing up is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential. Tickets are $15 Adult and $12 Students and will be available when the Capitol Theatre launches the season on September 3rd. The Capitol Theatre will be closed August 6-23 for building maintenance and summer holidays. The staff of the Capitol Theatre wishes you a great summer and we hope to see you all at the theatre in -aSeptember for live entertainment at high levels....

The brand new singalonga version of the classic film GREASE starring John

The Capitol Theatre presents The classic film with on-screen lyrics so EVERYONE can join in.

It’s the one that you want!

Date & Time: Thursday, August 15th, 7-9pm and Saturday, August 17th, 10am-3pm Location: Gallery A & Outdoor Location To Be Decided Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History 502 Vernon Street, Nelson As part of a series of summer events revolving around the theme of arts and activism, Touchstones Nelson invites artists of all backgrounds and mediums to join Winlaw artist Peter Corbett on an outdoor painting adventure.


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be decided upon by workshop participants based on transportation and weather considerations. On Saturday, August 17th, the group will set off at 10am for a day of plein air painting, returning to Nelson at 3pm. Peter draws from years of teaching experience and a deep love for painting outdoors. From his work as a wildlife biologist, he approaches art through a different lens than most artists, and he’s thrilled to share his unique perspective with others. Over the past year, Peter embarked on a yearlong painting endeavor with fellow artist Glenn Clark, documenting the landscapes that would be impacted by Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline. This workshop complements the culmination of that trip, Peter and Glenn’s exhibition, Abandoning Paradise: The Northern Gateway Project, on display at Touchstones Nelson until Sept.15.

From the Producers of the world-wide phenomenon Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music EXHIBITION: August 9-31, 2013 GALLERY HOURS: Wed-Sat, 1-5pm OPENING NIGHT: Friday, Aug 9, 7-9pm ARTIST TALK: Sat, Aug 10, 4pm COLUMBIA BASIN TOUR: Aug 10 & 11, 10am-5pm

In association with Park Circus Films

Season 2013-14 Opening Event Saturday, September 28, 2013 Tickets $15 Adult $12 Student Tickets go on Sale September 3

Now follow us on facebook at www.facebook/singalongagrease or tweet us @singalonga

We acknowledge the support of the Province of British Columbia

302 Vernon Street [Alley Entrance] presents:

Paint in the Great Outdoors with Peter Corbett

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P l e i n A i r P a i n t i n g Wo r k s h o p with Peter Corbett

The cost of this two part workshop is $85 and $75 for Members of Touchstones Nelson. To register, call the front desk at Touchstones Nelson: 250-352-9813. Contact: Jessie Demers, Programming Coordinator 250.352.9813 ext. 275 Participants will meet on Thursday, August 15th, from 7-9pm, at Touchstones Nelson for a workshop covering design, composition, colour theory, process, and all recommended materials and supplies for painting outdoors. The location for the day-long plein air painting excursion will 502 Vernon Street Nelson, BC V1L 4E7 P: 250-352-9813 F: 250.352.9810


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his week continues my overview of a wine tourist’s trip to the BC Interior, seeking out the large and small, old and new.

Before leaving Naramata I also managed a few more stops. With great curb appeal, the new 3 Mile Estate Winery is easy to spot and a delight to enter. A family operation, 3 Mile describes itself as an “all in” family, with sisters Gayle Rahn and Colleen Gunther giving the business a welcome and still-too-rare strong female presence. Inside the building are a lovely tasting room, guest rooms with good rates and walls covered with the quirky and colourful art of Janis Blyth, who creates whimsical depictions of the many joys of wine. Back toward Penticton is a winery/ cheese factory that serves as a reminder that one should never travel without a cooler. The cheese has a familiar name. Poplar Grove has been synonymous with Naramata since Ian and Gitta Sutherland started making wines that sold out almost as fast they were released. Ian the winemaker and Gitta the vineyard manager were a great success and Gitta added to the local legend by taking up cheese-making. That was then, though, and this is now. A divorce left Gitta with property and her cheese business, then she partnered with Nichol Vineyard’s Ross Hackworth to take advantage of the vineyard and location. The result, Clean Slate Wines, is a tongue-in-cheek


Silver Sage Winery way of Gitta saying she has a fresh start back into the wine biz. The cheese is beyond good and I was happy to drive away with a couple of my favourites, Tiger Blue and Okanagan Double Cream Camembert. Cheese fans will also want to stop in at Upper Bench Winery and Creamery, where Gavin and Shana Miller are developing a huge following with their fine products. Shana learned cheese-making while working at Poplar Grove and Gavin was a winemaker at other wineries before the couple ventured out with Upper Bench. A visit not to be missed. One more stop in Penticton before I headed south was the great BC VQA Wine Information Centre. I wanted to pick up bottles of Squeezed, a new label created by Michael, Christina and Nicole Ferreira. Michael is the fine young winemaker who has made a strong impact at Quinta Ferreira and Squeezed is his way of finding different ways to express his winemaking skills.

I also picked up a bottle or two of Van Westen Vineyards wines. The Naramata Bench winery keeps pretty irregular open hours, so I didn’t want to pass up the chance to make a purchase. By coincidence, I started to chat with one of the store’s employees, who pointed out a label I was unfamiliar with. William Adams gestured toward a bottle and said, “I make these.” Tyler Harlton Wines features great labels created by Harlton’s sister, an artist living in Fernie. Adams learned winemaking in New Zealand and at Osoyoos Larose and, judging from our bottle of Rosé, made from Cab Franc grapes, this is a small winery to watch. A tasting room is under construction in Summerland. I tootled along Highway 97 toward Oliver, turning off at Hidden Chapel Winery, where Deborah Wilde and a team of friends and supporters have a very nice little operation going. Nicely made wines, the cute-as-a-button chapel (already on site when she bought the

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property) and Deborah’s charm make this a great winery to visit. Entering the drive down into Silver Sage Winery south of Oliver, winding past manicured vines and parking in a lot lined with roses and with a large pond feature close by, it’s easy to be lulled into a sense of quiet and reflection. Walk into the large tasting room and all that changes, though. Inside there is rarely a dull moment as owner Anna Manola and her sister engage visitors with commentaries that keep them laughing throughout. They are among the truly great characters in the BC wine business. An amazing array of wines — reds, whites, dry and dessert, made with grapes and other fruit — ensures there is something to suit every taste. If I had to list the best tasting room experiences I have had, Silver Sage would certainly be near the top. Church and State, a couple of minutes south, has made a huge impact in wine circles with proprietor Kim Pullen’s clear vision of what he wants to accomplish with the winery. With winemaker Jeff Del Nin making magic with grapes from fabulous vineyards, Church and State offers a terrific visiting experience and superb wines. By the time I was ready to head back to Creston, I was pretty much “wineried out” and my only other stop along the way was to grab a pulled pork sandwich from a wonderful food truck (trailer, actually) parked on the southern edge of Oliver. I highly recommend Hammer’s Hog Heaven!



Lunch at Kings Restaurant


Homemade soup daily. Delicious food from sandwiches to Chinese cuisine.

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The Harrop Farmer’s Market

Specializing in Greek cuisine, fresh Mediterranean Style Roast La mb served nightly. Come try our world fa mous fish‘n’chips, a Nelson icon for over 25 years. Gourmet burgers, wraps and sandwiches. We offer a wide selection of vegetarian dishes. Join us for every occasion.

Local organic produce!


fruit • honey • preserves Workshops! Food topics! Discussions!

Sundays 10:00am - 2:00pm For more information:

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CWK presents

250-352-9777 Ingredients Pastry for a nine-inch, two-crust pie 1 1/3 cups sugar 1/3 cup flour Grated peel of 1/2 orange 4 cups rhubarb, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces 2 Tbsp. butter

Simply beautiful Lakeside porch and patio seating Naturally delicious Organic, local & fresh

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Rhubarb Pie

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Method Preheat oven to 425 F. Roll out pastry and line a nine-inch pie plate. Mix sugar, flour and orange peel. Add rhubarb and put into pastry shell. Sprinkle the sugar that’s left in the bowl evenly around pie. Dot with butter Cover with the top crust, seal and flute the edges. Make slits in the top for steam to escape. Brush the top with milk for a shiny crust. Bake on a cookie sheet (to catch the drips) for 40 to 50 minutes.

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Screening Friday, Saturday, Sunday and cheap Tuesday at the Civic Theatre is Despicable Me 2, the long awaited sequel to the 2010 animated comedy Despicable Me. See the film at 7 p.m. nightly or at the matinee screening Sunday at 1 p.m.


Local author Ann Alma will be at the Kootenay Co-op promoting her new book Kids Who Grow Their Own Food on Friday, August 2 from noon to 2 p.m. There will be activities for kids, free snacks, and gift basket for a draw.

The West Kootenay Camera Club’s 23rd annual Photo Show Winners Exhibition opens at Kokanee Camera on Friday, August 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. The show runs through August.


Showing August at the Craft Connection/Gallery 378 Stephanie Gauvin and Lainey Benson along with ArtWalk artist Gavin Holland — all three will be showing at the ArtWalk opening August 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. and throughout the month.

West Coast party band Five Alarm Funk plays Spiritbar on Saturday, August 3. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $25, available in advance at the Hume Hotel.

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Glynis Whiting will be reading from her mystery novel A Nose for Death at Nelson Public Library on Tuesday, August 20 at 7:30 p.m. A Nose for Death, published this year by Thistledown Press, won the Vancouver Mayor’s Award for Emerging Literary Artist. The Nelson Library invites mystery-lovers to follow their noses for a great literary evening. Kootenay Book Weekend is September 20 to 22 at the Best Western hotel in Nelson. The following novels will be discussed: The Appointment by Herta Muller, Year of Wonder by Geraldine Brooks, The State of Wonder by Ann Patchett, and Alone in the Classroom by Elizabeth Hay. Read these four captivating books this summer and come join them for the conversation. For more information see kootenaybookweekend. ca.

Visual Arts

The second ArtWalk opening is Friday, August 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. Participating venues have switched the art on their walls and will be hosting opening receptions to show off the new exhibits. There will also be live music and performance art along the ArtWalk route.



AUg.19-23,2013 NDCC ARENA • 9:15-10Am REGISTER NOW! For ages 4+

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


Gallery 716 is featuring a pop-up gallery installation, The Ties that Bind, by Vancouver artist Peter Sickert and Victoria artist Sarah Cowan. A reception and conversation with the artists will be held Friday, August 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. The pop-up gallery is located two blocks up from Baker Street at 716 Stanley Street and the installation will run until August 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. daily. The Columbia Basin Culture Tour is August 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Explore artists’ studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites during this free, self-guided event. Summer Museum Tours are back at Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History. Visitors and locals alike are invited to explore Nelson’s diverse history with a knowledgeable guide in the Permanent Museum Exhibit. Drop in at 11 a.m. on any Saturday morning this summer for an interpretive tour of the rich history of the West Kootenays.

At the pub

Mike’s Place Pub hosts Trivia Night every Wednesday throughout the summer. Come with your team of one to four people. Entry is free. Top scoring team wins a $100 Hume gift card.

Under the Willow Inner Wellness

Your one stop shop for Wellness!

• Tarot Cards • Books • DVD’s • Crystals • Gems • Stones • And so much more!!

We also offer Therapists and Practitioners, Deep Tissue Massage, Reiki, Tarot Readings, Thought Field Therapy, Acupressure and so much more

606 Front Street, Nelson 25-352-1115 Toll Free 1-855-352-1115

Open Wed.-Sun.


Stickybuds will be at Spiritbar on Friday, August 2 with Ben Fox. Tickets are $15, available in advance at the Hume Hotel. Doors open at 10 p.m.

The 22nd annual Kaslo Jazz Etc. festival is August 2 to 4 at Kaslo Bay Park. The lineup includes Mickey Hart Band, African Showboyz, Tiempo Libre, Delhi 2 Dublin and more. Three day passes are $164 and day passes are $71, available online at Discounted youth tickets are available at the gate. Sean Ashby brings his hot slide guitar to the Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw on Sunday, August 4. Music usually begins at 6:30 p.m. and if weather allows, may be outside. Reservations recommended. Garage punks Wett Stilettos play a public show in the Kooteny Co-op Radio station basement on Sunday, August 4 with Les Taberf*cks. Doors open at 8 p.m. Cover is $10. On Tuesday, August 6 the Slocan Ramblers will play at the Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw around 6:30 p.m. This bluegrass foursome was recently voted "best new artist" at the Toronto Jazz Fest. Shambhala Music Festival is August 7 to 12 at Salmo River Ranch. Tickets are $310, available at Big Cranium in Nelson (273 Baker Street) or online at Gabriel Pilatchi will be at Ravencourt B&B in Passmore for a very special concert on Thursday, August 8 beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation. The Ravencourt B&B is an eclectic strawbale house located at 4615 Upper Passmore Road.  For those who have been attending the Ravencourt concerts, please note that this concert replaces the previously advertised August 2 concert. Alexander McCowan will be performing at the Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw on Saturday, August 10 around 6:30 p.m. From Winnipeg, Manitoba, this singersongwriter is touring in support of his second album, Present Times.

The Dance Connection 612 Front Street (West Arm Plaza)

Grand Opening August 6th,2013 • 2 to 7 pm Free classes every hour. Free cake. Everyone is Welcome!

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Nelson-based children's entertainer, Mr. Mojo is having a party to celebrate the release of his self-titled debut children's CD. It will be held at the Nelson Public Library on Wednesday August 14, from 1 to 2 p.m. It will be part of the year-end celebration for the Summer Reading Club with refreshments and fun for all. Funk Hunters will be at Spiritbar on Wednesday, August 14 with Timothy Wisdon, K+Lab and B.Ron. No advance tickets. Doors open at 10 p.m. Arrive early to avoid sell out. Nicoluminous plays Spiritbar on Thursday, August 15 with Afro Q Ben. This unique multi-faceted artist takes a soulful approach to creating electronic music while fusing melodic progressions, futuristic sound design and organic elements into dirty bass drops. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cover is $10. Erica Dee will be at Spiritbar on Friday, August 16 with Little Dinosaur and The Fungineers. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information at the Hume Hotel. The Field music festival is August 16, 17 and 18 at White Crow Farm in Winlaw. This family-friendly festival features music by Sanctums, Evy Jane, Erica Dee, Mandai and many more. Tickets are $60 per adult or $80 for a family (two parents and unlimited children). For details see Hoola’s second annual post-Shambhala birthday shaker is at Spiritbar on Saturday, August 17. Hoola is a party pioneer of Nelson. Come help him celebrate his 29th birthday. Doors open at 10 p.m. and cover is $5.

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August 02, 2013 edition of the Nelson Star