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Vol. 6 • Issue 14

Putting the wraps on Shambhala See Page 4 & 5

Welcoming Japanese students to Nelson See Page 13

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During the early days of the Cold War it seemed like the world might end with the push of a button. Even in the remote rural British Columbia mountains, the threat of atomic annihilation was taken seriously and a bomb-proof underground bunker built in downtown Nelson to protect community leaders. Few have seen it — until now

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ome 50-odd years after it was built, a Cold War-era bunker in the basement of the Gray Building opened to the public for the first time Saturday as part of a Touchstones Nelson fundraiser. The large, well-lit space was intended as a fallout shelter where officials could hunker down in case of atomic war or other crisis, but never used. It was one of more than 50 so-called Diefenbunkers across Canada, nicknamed after Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, who authorized their construction. Nelson’s was called a zonal emergency government headquarters, one of five in BC built in the basements of existing buildings. (There’s some debate whether the latter can be called Diefenbunkers. While commonly referred to that way, they were under the auspices of local civil defence committees, not the federal government.) One person guaranteed a spot in the bunker in an emergency was Alan Ramsden, then manager of the local radio station, who was expected to broadcast information to

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the public. He saw the facility once shortly after it was built, but has never been back. “There was a preliminary tour for a few of us who were going to be assigned to go there,” he says. “There would be the mayor, of course, and the government agent. But nobody’s family, so a lot of us might have refused.” As the next closest bunker was in Kamloops, officials from Trail and other Kootenay centres would have also stayed there, Ramsden says. He figures it could have accommodated about 20 people for at least a month. But he was sworn to secrecy about its Story continues to ‘Bare bones’ on Page 14

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Privately positioned home on a prime 4.24 acre parcel in Shoreacres. Overlooks green pasture and the Kootenay River. An attractive home inside and out. Modern, spacious interior with vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors. Property is fully fenced and currently operates as a market garden selling organic berries.


rdering a Panago pizza isn’t just a convenient meal option, it’s also a healthy one. The Canada-wide franchise, started in Abbotsford, BC, takes pride is offering fresh, nutritional pizza, and the Nelson location is no different. Owned by Hossein Tabai and his wife, Colleen, Nelson Panago offers more than 40 pizza options, with five kinds of crust, more than 10 different sauces and over 30 toppings to choose from. “With the volume of pizza we make, we have the buying power to ensure we’re getting the highest quality meats and produce available,” Tabai said. “We have fresh deliveries coming in twice per week; nothing sits in the fridge.” The pizza crust is made daily in house, aged for three days and cooked to perfection. There’s no added MSG, artificial flavour or food colouring. “There’s no shortcuts,” Tabai said. “The reason we get our pizza out so fast is because of our conveyor oven.” The oven is specially designed to cook all parts of the pizza consistently in six minutes. This allows Panago to have pizzas ready for pickup in 15 minutes

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Berry picker rescued after night in woods near Ymir KIRSTEN HILDEBRAND Nelson Star Reporter

A Salmo woman berry picking with her family went missing Monday afternoon. After a harrowing night in the woods and becoming injured, she was found by search and rescue late Tuesday morning. A group of five people was picking huckleberries on Rusty Ridge, a site they’d been frequenting for many years just off Porcupine Road south of Ymir. The pickers weren’t in sight of each other but maintained contact through frequent calls. At one point, a call went unanswered by the missing woman. “Everyone was concerned and went looking for her but couldn’t find her,” said Chris Armstrong, search manager of Nelson Search and Rescue (NSAR). Around 2:15 p.m. Monday, NSAR was called in by Salmo RCMP who had received a report of the missing woman. The search initially involved a truck and ATV along with a ground crew and helicopter. NSAR expected the woman to be easily found because the terrain included several roads and logging clear cuts. But there were complications. The woman had her

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A helicopter was used to perform the long-line rescue of a woman who went missing while berry picking south of Ymir on Monday. She was found by Nelson Search and Rescue on Tuesday morning.

cell phone with her and was just on the edge of getting service which puts her phone into SOS mode, explained Armstrong. “That SOS mode only allows her to call 911,” he said. NSAR’s helicopter flew into the area and was spotted by the woman who called to let rescue know. The call was routed through dispatch in Kelowna who then called back to RCMP in Ymir who told the NSAR manager who relayed the message to the helicopter. “In that lag time we probably moved on about four to five hundred metres around

the mountain,” he said. “We spent a great deal of time trying to pinpoint where she was, flying over and over, but the lag time and the size of the area made it impossible.” The cell phone likely ran out of power by mid-afternoon and the crew moved into ground search mode, said Armstrong. “We searched until one o’clock in the morning and we searched all the area where we thought she should be — on the easy ground, we call it,” he said. “We saturated that section of woods and we could hear each other yelling from all corners of it so if

she was in there, she should have been able to hear us and we should have been able to hear her.” At that point, the search manager predicted the missing berry picker had gone “down one of the tight draws that drop into the valley.” “It’s very steep, dangerous, rocky terrain — really, really thick forest. It’s just terrible. After dark I couldn’t send my members down in there because it was too dangerous to go,” said Armstrong. On Tuesday morning, Armstrong sent three men, fit and capable, who likely thought their instructions were “crazy” down the draw he suspected the berry picker had travelled. “I believe once she was in there, she was so tired and thirsty and lost — it will take so much effort to go back up, your mind tells you it’s best to go down hoping to hit the road,” he said. Correctly estimating her behaviour, Armstrong said the woman was found after two hours. Unfortunately she had run into further trouble. “She ran into some terrible ground and injured herself,” he described. “She basically had to grab onto branches Story continues to ‘Berry’ on Page 25

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Almost 10,000 people danced and partied over a four-day period at the Shambhala Music Festival along the banks Jeff Cruz/Shambhala Music Festival photo of the Salmo River this past weekend, KIRSTEN HILDEBRAND Nelson Star Reporter

Organizers of the 16th annual Shambhala Music Festival FortisBC uses the FortisBC name and logo under license from Fortis Inc. (13-048.22 06/2013) weren’t content to rest on any laurels as they hosted 10,000 people over this past weekend. 6/14/2013 10:27:03 AM GasOdourPrintAd_FOR583_4.3125x6.5_PRESS.indd 1 Held on the Salmo River Ranch, six stages played nonstop music including a diverse range of international headliners including Griz, Far Too Loud, Justin Martin and People Under the Stairs along side local bands like Arthur Funkarelli and Val Kilmer and the New Coke as well as DJs Adham Shaikh and B-Ron. Executive producer Corrine Zawaduk says several new features were unveiled at this year’s festival including The AMPhitheatre stage, formerly the Rock Pit. Also new this year was “Blaze Burgers,” a new 1. Provide aid to applicants living within the Nelson and regional area . Shambhala vendor offering up “one-mile” burgers made from 2. Provide initial emergency monetary aid for travel and/or accommodation expenses due to hospital care and treatment away from home. cows that once grazed the very pastures in which festivalgoers 3. Provide administrative guidance and assistance to the family and/or family support groups Blackpress 2.833 x 3 camped. that are to fundraise for further short and long term care.

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Throughout the festival’s “downtown,” the Farm Dec team created a giant sculpted dragon, whimsical lampposts and an open stage area by the Wish Tree, where festivalgoers could tie their wishes to an old growth cedar.

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“Our efforts in the past few years to develop the downtown zone as a gathering place have really paid off,” says Zawaduk. “This year, we had everything

from fire sculptures, to an open stage, to the world’s largest kaleidoscope (live performance), to a giant inflatable projector screen where guests could play vintage video games, like Tetris.” Zawaduk was pleased with the crowd that gathered for the festival this year. Competing with other events held over the weekend had a positive effect on Shambhala, she says. “It’s the first year in a few years we hadn’t sold out before we opened our gates, but all the nice people ended up here. Overall, things went very smoothly, it was a beautiful festival.” Nelson Police Department chief Wayne Holland attended the festival for a tour with Zawaduk and other staff. This is the third year in a row he’s taken a short trip to the Shambhala site. Story continues on Page 5


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Continued from Page 4 He feels it’s a good exercise in awareness for his new officers and the police board members because talk surrounding the festival — be it positive or negative — isn’t valid enough to base an opinion. “I want them to see the other side of the coin,” he says. “I think it’s fair to say you shouldn’t criticize or complement before you go out there and see the extent to which, and troubles to which, they go to run a well-oiled machine of an operation.” Beyond the beauty of the décor, gardens and stages, Holland says safety gets as big a “They’re highly focus by festival ororganized with ganizers. “They’re highly regards to organized with resecurity and gards to security moving 10,000 and moving 10,000 people through people through that that space there.” space there,” he says. As the festival lets Chief Wayne Holland out and that crowd Nelson Police Department migrates home, they make stops along the way. The Queen City is a popular point of pause. Nelson Police Department puts extra officers on the street and keeps stats on the ensuing bustle crowds bring. On foot patrol and bicycles, they are able to hit the beaches among other areas not accessible by vehicle. The local department is also working with Canadian Pacific Railway officers to ensure people don’t camp along the tracks west of Nelson and in the city at Cottonwood Falls. Holland says people moving through town aren’t only associated with Shambhala. Some are nomadically coming through with one group in particular there every summer. Police ask at least several dozen people on a daily basis to keep moving. “That’s for health reasons and for safety reasons,” he says. “There’s a group of people that go through every year wandering through aimlessly and they just leave the park in a filthy condition and/or cause damage.” The local police department’s post-Shambhala statistics will be available in the next couple weeks.

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Legacy of the Cold War


oday’s front page story on the bunker below the Gray Building is another fascinating look into our past courtesy of reporter Greg Nesteroff. It’s a great read, but also an opportunity to appreciate just how far we’ve come as a planet over the last 60-plus years. If you’re a child of the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s or ‘80s, reading this story will likely bring back some rather unpleasant memories. The thought of going to bed at night and not rising because of nuclear annihilation seemed very real to young and old between the years of 1947 and 1991. The Cold War pitted the United States-led Western Bloc against the USSR-led Eastern Bloc. The rhetoric, amassing of arms and political posturing of those years threatened an extremely dire outcome. In those days it seemed like there was a precariously fine line between diplomacy and total destruction. Most people in Nelson had no idea a bunker below street level existed to keep key members of the regional community safe in case it all went wrong. Thankfully, today the bunker can be opened to the public as a reminder of that era. Our world today continues to be plump with conflict. A quick scan of world headlines turns up troubling tension in Egypt, Syria, North Korea, Iran and Nigeria. Certainly hundreds of thousands of people continue to suffer and die because of lust for power, greed and ignorance. In so many places around the world, children go to bed with the same horrifying Cold War thoughts of not waking up the next morning. World peace is impossible and violence will never vanish. That said, humans do seem able to learn from mistakes of the past. In today’s world, a nuclear war on a massive scale is extremely unlikely and bunkers like those on Vernon Street need only be testaments to generations gone by. There’s still much work to be done, but reflecting on our history and reminding ourselves of how life used to be, can help make a better future. The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the BC Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the BC Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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An adventure on the edge of Gonzo

am not Hunter S. Thompson. And the Nelson Star is not Rolling Stone. Needless to say, the account of my first visit to a festival of almost mythical proportions will not be Gonzo journalism. It will take the tone of a 40-year-old mother of three, writing for a local newspaper. My adventure was borderline Gonzo but that’s for me, a few of my close friends and my dustcovered boots to know, not you. Living in Nelson for 12 years, I’ve spent the last quarter dozen wondering what I was missing over the weekend that the town empties of a whole load of people attending the festival just outside of town. As a reporter, I don’t like missing out. As a person who likes to have fun, I don’t like missing out. So when the opportunity arose for me to stuff my backpack full of an entirely uninspired wardrobe and head to the mythical land of Shambhala, I got both nervous and excited. My nerves stemmed from the hype surrounding the music festival that’s garnered worldwide and award-winning attention. My nerves stemmed from the fact that it’s one of the largest festivals in the world — I haven’t been to a music festival since my 20s. How will I find my way, attending solo, among such a crowd? And my nerves stemmed from the fact my backpack was stuffed with an entirely uninspired wardrobe. Fortunately good friends came to my rescue,

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Shambhala was a trip that provided many lasting memories.

as is the Shambhala way. The red tutu and star-onthe-bum booty shorts were like a teddy bear in a pack full of my closet favourites. Costumer-y isn’t my thing, but I didn’t want to look overly ordinary among the crowd I’d only seen in photographs. Not a big fan of neon faux fur, face paint (unless you count eyeliner), wigs or tutus, I was relieved to find those dressed-up marvels didn’t make up 90 per cent of attendees as I’d been told. My “teddy bear” stayed packed and I felt like a million bucks wandering the festival in a cute pink sundress admiring others setting the scene. And the scene WAS set. My first evening was spent drifting around the massive site transformed from a cattle farm, similar to the one on which I grew up, to a land aptly called Shambhala. Unified in adult indulgence, strangers gave me high-fives and casual acquaintances from Nelson became long-lost friends full of hugs. I’d heard about Shambha-love

but assumed it part of the myth. It’s not. It’s as real as the magic spell Can-Filters cast over porta potties to keep them from smelling. The love continued as a good friend welcomed me into a luxury camp filled with fine folks and a couch that supported my weary, sweaty body with dust settling into every wrinkle. I put those boots up on a littered coffee table. As I returned home and the adult indulgence continued with a bowl of Smarties ice cream eaten in bed, I wondered why the philosophy of Shambhala couldn’t extend to every day. My now-clean body at rest again, I thought back to the boots upon the coffee table. Life is about endurance. Shambhala is a sprint. While there are lessons to be taken from the festival into regular life, like trying on new personas, trying out new experiences with extreme enthusiasm and trying eight different kinds of poutine all the while surrounded by the positive support of mostly strangers, it’s not possible

to Shambhala-de-da every day. This is the ultimate appeal of Shambhala. There are still locals who’ve never sprinted Shambhala style and some who’ve been in the West Kootenay forever who are trying the festival out for the first time — a worthwhile endeavor, I must say. I met such person standing in line at the bank machine just the other night. We spoke briefly, both having the words to participate in the post-festival talk that fills the community as much as stragglers leaving the festival. I have many more words about my time at Shambhala but space to express, just as the duration of the event, is limited. I’ll finish with three things I will remember for next year. (I might go back. Yes, I might.) 1) Bring a headlamp. Duh! 2) Eat breakfast before and carry water for the duration of the dusty drive from the festival. Despite nine hours of sleep and being entirely sober for the trip home, I struggled with my state nonetheless. Coffee doesn’t suffice. 3) And bring a parasol. The moment most fun for me was in Fractal Forest, standing in the “sweet spot” base pounding from my toes to my head and my head to my toes in a mob of ecstatic people, a purple parasol held high in my hand. A loaner, it was super pretty. And, it would have kept the sun off my dusty, sweaty self as I stood in line to pee. Happy Shambhala. *high five* *hug*

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Letters to the Editor

Wayne Germaine Serving Nelson & Area Since 1987.

Keep saws off the rainforest

Interior Lumber Manufacturers Association (ILMA) pleads to the public (“Help free up timber,” August 7) for access to clear cut ancient old growth temperate rainforest biodiversity. They also want easier access to steep unstable domestic watersheds such as Perry’s Ridge, Duhamel and Liard creek. The ILMA is one of BC’s most powerful lobbying forces. They, along with Nelson’s mayor, BC Timber Sales, Ministry of Forestry, Forest Practise Board, Ministry of Environment and regional district representatives will dilute reality to road/clearcut every steep West Kootenay domestic watershed, extirpate southern Selkirk/ Purcell grizzly and extinct Mountain Caribou. Ninety-eight per cent of these original ancient prepilgrim temperate red cedar/ hemlock rainforest have been manufactured into shingles, boards, toilet paper or magazine or Victoria’s Secret catalogues to sell women’s panties.

During the 1990s, a half dozen local wilderness activists risked their lives and freedom to bring attention to large intact stands of our misty rainforest in the Incommappleuax and Westfall rivers. Their efforts and the economic reality of gas prices, logging road maintenance, market collapse and a couple miracles prevented hellish clearcuts in Boyd, Kelly and other mostly intact primitive creek drainages. It is important for the public to remember deforestation is the single largest source of human caused carbon release on planet earth. It far out weighs all human transport CO2 release. Our temperate forest sequester at least ten times as much CO2 per hectre as tropical forest. This fact, along with our relatively well-educated citizenry, should make us leaders in the struggle to address what appears to be a political, pollution and climate crisis of biblical proportions.

I grew up in a logging family. I am not opposed to sensible forestry that addresses the modern reality of a planet in peril. Local political pundits should encourage the ILMA too stop bullying their way into domestic watersheds and intact ancient temperate mist/rain forest. There are dozens of ways we can keep and increase forestry employment but it will take a real commitment from our political elite, business leaders, environmental groups and activists. ILMA members and their BC forestry minister counterparts seem to advocate for the continued genocide against the Sinixt First Nation. They have made no effort to address Canada’s continued brutal conquest of non-ceded indian territory. When or will we have a real public forum to address these issues on lands that legally have not been surrendered? Tom Prior Nelson

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Georama’s Plant of the Week

To continue with last weeks theme of introducing lesser known plants, I have selected the Fothergilla. We first came across this great shrub while on a tour of Monrovia Nursery in Oregon with my son Thomas about 14 years ago. Its georgeous fall colours should be better known to gardeners, bright yellow, orange, red and purple – all on the same shrub! White, puffy flowers sprout from all the tips in spring and are known for their lovely, sweet scent. Native Fothergillas are found in moist woodland areas of southeastern America, and grow best in an acid, humous soil. They can grow in some shade, but a more sunny location will bring out better blooms

and a richer fall colour. Fothergillas are remarkably pest and problem free, and will adapt to a wide range of growing conditions. The native Fothergilla will grow to about 8’ high, but cultivated varieties (cultivars) have been developed and selected to keep them to about 3’ to 5’, so they will fit into our urban landscapes. ‘Mt. Airy’ Fothergilla is much better than the species, with outstanding fall colur and improved flowering. Hardy enough to plant in the Kootenays, Fothergillas will make a striking display – Spring and Fall, almost anywhere in your landscape - foundation plantings, shrub borders or natural gardens. Case Grypma from Georama Growers

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Pedestrian Winlaw fire department killed quits as chief suspended MARVIN BEATTY Castlegar News Reporter

Winlaw fire chief Jon Wollenberg has been suspended for disobeying orders and his members are showing solidarity by refusing to respond to fire calls. Regional fire chief Terry Swan said by email that a plan is being put in place to deal with the situation. “I can confirm Jon Wollenberg is suspended for a period of not less than three months and is required to complete a fire service supervision course (funded by the RDCK) prior to his return to duty. The reason is insubordination — willingly disobeying a direct order,” wrote Swan. “I can confirm that someone phoned Trail dispatch advising that no one from the Winlaw fire department would respond to a fire call.”

The suspension came after Wollenberg refused to have his members provide traffic control during a large public meeting on the Lemon Creek fuel spill. The department balked at being told to carry out non-emergency duties. Following Wollenberg’s suspension, they withdrew their services. Swan said the Passmore and Slocan fire departments have agreed to provide coverage. “Residents can be assured that fire protection services will be provided to the community,” said Swan. Wollenberg didn’t immediately return a message. A call to the non-emergency number of the Winlaw fire department Wednesday was greeted by a man’s voice instructing callers to dial 911 in an emergency and suggested messages would be returned by next Tuesday evening.

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A woman was struck and killed by a semi-trailer in Winlaw late Wednesday. At 11:08 p.m., Slocan Lake RCMP and the West Kootenay Traffic Services attended the 5900 block of Highway 6 where the woman was hit. A southbound loaded semitrailer struck the 35-year-old woman who was standing on the road. “The area had no artificial light and the woman was dressed in dark clothes,” said a release issued by traffic services. Police ask anyone who may have witnessed a woman hitchhiking between Playmor Junction and Winlaw around that time to contact them. The victim’s name won’t be released until the family has been notified. The BC Coroner and police continue to investigate.

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L.V. Rogers Captain Pursues Basketball at a Higher Level

Zukowski off to Olds College KIRSTEN HILDEBRAND Nelson Star Reporter

L.V. Rogers graduate Matt Zukowski will head to the prairies this fall to play basketball with Olds College’s Broncos. After playing four years at LVR, the 18-yearold who served as captain of the senior boys basketball team is welcoming the opportunity to take his game to the next level. “I am looking forward to it,” says the 6’2 former Bombers guard. “Not many people get the chance to play basketball after high school so I am excited.” Students playing basketball in Nelson are limited to the high school season, where as in bigger city centres there are clubs to play in year round, he explains. Zukowski was named L.V. Rogers’ Outstanding Athlete of the Year for his play this past season and in the 2013 AA Provincials played in Kamloops, he finished 7th overall in scoring. It was during this provincial-level play that a coach from Olds approached him. “The coach watched one of my games and talked to me afterwards,” Zukowski says. “It was one of my better games at provincials. I played well. He liked my intensity and my defense.” The pair kept in touch after that and after Zukowski visited the campus, he decided it was where he wanted to play. Zukowski plans to study Business Administration while in college and will attend on partial scholarships. He earned a basketball scholarship from Olds College as well as the Ernie Gare Scholarship for athletic excellence, the Dogwood School District scholarship based on his academic plans and the BC High School Boys Basketball Association scholarship for his performance at provincials and general service in the basketball community. Zukowski coached and refereed in juniorlevel boys basketball played at LVR. Also a volunteer with the KidSport program


Zukowski in action with the L.V. Rogers Bombers this submitted photo past season.

and Relay for Life, the athlete has consistently given back to his community. He feels his time in Nelson playing ball at LVR has prepared him well for a future college career. “I’ve been lucky to have good coaches all through my high school career. Ross Naka used to play in the same league I am going to so he’s been really important in helping me prepare — knowing what I need to do to make it,” Zukowski says. Naka played for the Langara Falcons in the Pacific Western Athletic Association in the Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association. The upcoming 2013-14 season is Old’s second in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference in the CCAA. Olds is located one hour north of Calgary where Zukowski used to live so he’s comfortable leaving the mountains behind for a new prairie adventure.

MEADOW CREEK SPAWNING CHANNEL: NEW VIEWING HOURS, & OPEN HOUSE Due to increased bear activity, Meadow Creek Spawning Channel, at the north end of Kootenay Lake, will be open to the public between:

10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. each day

You can see spawning kokanee between late August and early October, with the best viewing time typically during the first two weeks of September. Please be aware that due to human-bear conflicts, Meadow Creek Spawning Channel may be completely closed to the public at any time, by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO).


On Sunday Sept 8, the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program and FLNRO will be hosting an Open House at Meadow Creek Spawning Channel. View the kokanee, talk to biologists, find out about ‘BearSmart’, and the Nutrient Restoration Program in Kootenay Lake. A great free, family event! For more information about the new opening times, or the Open House, call 250-354-6333 9


The Nelson Star is running new crossword puzzles! The answer for Wednesday’s paper will be printed in Friday’s paper while the Friday answers will be published in Wednesday’s paper. FOR RELEASE JUNE 11, 2013 Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis

ACROSS 1 Résumé writer’s quest 4 Maker of WorkForce printers 9 Pet adoption org. 14 More than vexation 15 Sports deal 16 Pasta wheat 17 *Campus brother’s residence 19 Grenoble’s river 20 Room divider 21 Vanquished 22 Atlantic City attraction 25 Display shamelessly 27 Up to speed about 28 Extravagant affairs 30 “Imagine greater” cable network 33 Loggers’ balancing contest 35 Damascus’s land 37 Bake sale purchase 38 Spain’s El __ 39 *Bossy’s neckwear 41 California’s Santa __ Mountains 42 Aussie’s college 43 Golf legend Sam 44 Camcorder inserts 46 Suffix with hip or quip 48 Green-light 50 Dry run 51 Seconds from the soda fountain 53 Robust 55 Unskilled sailor 57 Gallup specialty 58 Attorney-__ 59 *Student’s transport 64 Pan-fry 65 Make sense of 66 Green-lights 67 Transparently thin 68 Ten percent pledge 69 Robin Hood’s wood DOWN 1 Peanut butter brand 2 Hockey legend Bobby

By Robin Stears

3 Actress Arthur 4 __ Allen furniture stores 5 Literary intro 6 First king of Israel 7 Pigs out (on), briefly 8 Born, in a bridal bio 9 “Farewell, mon ami” 10 Sarandon and Sontag 11 *Christmas hit for Roy Orbison written by Willie Nelson 12 Make all better 13 “You’re so right!” 18 Bale bond 21 Pizza sauce herb 22 Tent entertainment 23 Apply oil to 24 *Color with a military name 25 *An outfielder may call it 26 Rio Grande city 29 Too 31 Crème de la crème 32 Like bread dough or beer 34 Military training sch.


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36 Flight height: Abbr. 40 How the elated walk 45 In any way 47 Consumer lure 49 Wind tunnel noise 52 Five, to ten 54 Take the honey and run 55 Scottish miss 56 Four Corners state


57 “Kewl” relative 59 Cpl.’s superior 60 Dernier __: the latest thing 61 Word that can follow both parts of the answers to starred clues 62 Maui music maker 63 Lincoln-toLubbock dir.



Community Events Come out for the last Wild and Wacky Wednesday program of the summer at the Nelson Public Library on August 21 for 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: jharris@ or 250-505-5683. The 18th annual Fat Tire Festival is August 23 to 25. The weekend starts with a bike parade and events on Baker Street Friday evening. There will be group rides on Saturday and races on Sunday. For details see Celebrate the return of the Kokanee at the RedFish Festival, Sunday, August 25 at the Kokanee Creek Park Visitors Centre from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Learn more about this remarkable fish on spawning tours with park naturalists. There will also be live entertainment and activities for kids, at this free, rain-orshine event. Kootenay Swim Club is holding its annual general meeting on Tuesday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Nelson and District Community Complex. Kootenay Pride weekend begins with Meet ‘n’ Greet barbecue dinner at Finley’s Irish Pub in Nelson on Friday, August 30. On Saturday, August 31, there will be a drag show and dance at the Eagle’s Hall. Then on Sunday, September 1 the Kootenay Pride Parade rolls down Baker Street. For more event information, search “Kootenay Pride” on Facebook. Enter the cool, peaceful interior of St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral, one of Nelson’s premiere heritage buildings. Marvel at the vibrant stained glass windows, learn their stories 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. Gallery 716 is featuring a popup gallery installation, “The Ties that Bind,” by Vancouver artist Peter Sickert and Victoria artist Sarah Cowan. The pop-up gallery is located just 2 blocks up from Baker Street at 716 Stanley Street and the installation will run through until August 23 with daily hours of 1 to 4 p.m. Your local Connect Hearing clinic invites everyone down to have their hearing tested for free at our Community Hearing Screening event. What are the benefits of having a hearing screening done? It is an important element of a full physical checkup. It positively identifies signs of hearing loss and pre-screens for other medical issues. It’s an opportunity to consult with a registered hearing professional. Call 250-352-6928 for more details. Docent Tour Saturdays 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 docent in the permanent museum exhibit. Drop in at 11 a.m. on any Saturday morning this summer for a guided walk through the rich history of the West Kootenays. On August 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the MIR Center for Peace (Selkirk College Campus, Castlegar) there will be an evening of interfaith prayer, singing and meditation in honour of our Mother Earth and her waters. Featuring special guests from Colville Indian reserve Billy Jo Bray and Rick and Lynda Desautel. It’s a $5 donation and contributions of vegetarian snack foods or baked goodies are most appreciated. For more information contact or 250-825-4517. Sponsored by Kootenay Region Branch United Nations Association in Canada and USCC working groups.

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Weekly meetings Mondays beginning September 9, come have fun and learn to Scottish country dance. No experience or partner required. It’s at the Central school gym at 811 Stanley Street from 7 to 9 p.m. For more info contact June at 250-352-1836 or Kathy 250359-7545 or email bev-beck1@ The Nelson Technology Club hosts a Hackerspace 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. Al-anon meetings are held Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the Cellar, 717 Vernon Street, and on Fridays from 8 to 9 p.m. at 601 Front Street in the basement. For more information about the Cellar meetings contact Norma at 250-352-3747 and for the Front Street meetings contact Sharon at 250-352-7333. Nelson Knitting Co-op meets every Thursday from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Nelson and District Community Complex. The meeting is open to anyone interested in sharing their projects, learning new techniques and socializing with other fibre enthusiasts. 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. Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. under orange bridge Nelson by Lakeside Park a walking group established four years ago takes off. Everyone welcome. For more information email Liba at libaz@

Fundraisers ANKORS is auctioning off a number of items from local businesses to raise money for its foundation fund, to support HIV positive residents in the West Kootenay and Boundary regions. Some of the items include yoga and fitness passes, hotel stays and tickets to Shambhala 2014. Bid online at Auctions closes August 24 at midnight. The organizers of Requiem for a Glacier, a musical installation on Jumbo Glacier, have launched an online fundraising campaign to offset the costs associated with staging this event. To make a donation, go to and search “Requiem for a Glacier.” Workshops Every Friday, Community Threads meets at Nelson and District Women’s Centre from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come learn to knit, crochet, spin, embroider and make rag rugs. On Wednesdays, Community Threads offers quilting lessons from 9 a.m. to noon at the same location. Women of all ages welcome. Call 250-551-4951 for information. Markets 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@ 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

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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. There will be four blocks full of vendors and two stages with live music. Announcements 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. The cost is sliding scale, $50 to $150. For more information call Madelyn MacKay 250-505-4122 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@ Kokanee Park Visitors’ 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. If you have an event for the calendar email it to us at

Your numbered golf ball and 999 more will be dropped from the Nelson Fire Department’s ladder truck at Granite Pointe Golf Course on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 5:30 pm.

The first ball that lands in, or closest to the hole, wins! Chances are 1 in 1000 to win a grand prize. BC Gaming event licence #55109

Winners consent to the release of their names by the licensee.

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Savoy Lanes Turning Out Great Results

Senior bowlers on a roll SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

It’s been a successful spring and summer for Nelson bowlers from the Savoy Lanes. In early May a group of bowlers headed to Osoyoos for the annual jamboree competing against other teams from BC and a bus load of bowlers from Edmonton. Four Nelson teams were winners, with one of them consisting of Effie Rains, Anne Secord Audrey Kempin and Dave Alexander and Pat Alexander taking the top prize for pins over average with +365.

In the Club 55+ National Triples held in Cranbrook in mid May, a team consisting of Anne Secord, Dawn Williams and Effie Rains won the provincial title which advanced them to the nationals being held in Edmonton. At the Nationals in early July the team won a silver medal, losing the gold to Northern Ontario by two points. In late May, a Savoy team consisting of Jack Parr, Anne Secord, Vito Tummillo, Rusty Denny and Pat Alexander competed in the annual Bert Hill Senior Classic held in Port Coquitlam. The team took first

place with pins over average of +398. The team from Courtenay took second with pins over average of +74. Nelson bowlers came very close to losing their bowling alley earlier this year. There are many different groups using the downtown facility: mixed leagues, 55+ bowlers and our special-needs bowlers, plus all the numerous birthday parties, etc. held there. The bowlers are thanking Vince DeVito, Mari Plamondon, Kim Palfenier and Rick Nixon for their efforts in saving the Savoy Lanes back in the spring.

Neptunes Rise Without a Pool

Young Nelson swimmers endure SUBMITTED

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Pêches et Océans Canada

Columbia River

Navigational Aids : Notice to Vessel Operators

As part of an ongoing review of aids to navigation on the Columbia River, the Canadian Coast Guard is proposing to discontinue the following day beacons between Waneta, near the United States border, north to the Hugh Keenleyside Dam, near Castlegar, in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. Day beacons are proposed to be discontinued at the following locations :

Special to the Nelson Star

This summer, nine Nelson swimmers continued to swim despite having no local pool. The swimmers attended daily practices in Castlegar and competed with the Castlegar Aquanauts. All the kids swam very well this season. At the regional swim meet held on the August 3 and 4 in Castlegar, five Nelson swimmers qualified for provincials which will be held this coming weekend in Coquitlam. With the local pool now reopened, the Nelson Neptunes will be back up and running in September at the Nelson and District Community Complex. Swimmers from the age of six and up are welcome to join. Watch for more information at the pool and their website

C: 250.509.0654 W: 250.505.2101

Fort Sheppard Lower (upstream of Waneta)

Fort Sheppard Upper (upstream of Waneta)

St. Marys Rock (upstream of Rivervale)

Sullivan Creek (upstream of Sullivan Ck.)

Genelle Lower (upstream of Sullivan Ck.)

Champion Creek Upper (downstream of Champion Ck.)

Kinnaird Lower (downstream of Columbia Bridge) Kinnaird Upper (upstream of Columbia Bridge – Hwy 3) Sherbilko Eddy (opposite of Selkirk College)

Lower Tin Cup (opposite mouth of Kootenay River)

Pass Creek (under Castlegar/Robson bridge) Day ranges within this area will remain in operation. Comments on these proposed changes are requested by vessel operators and other interested parties and should include supporting information on safety, commerce and public benefit. The deadline for comments is: October 18th, 2013.

Nelson swimmers that continued to train this summer out of Castlegar included (back L-R) Sam Matthew, Matthew Holitzki, Madeline Holitzki, Elissa Centrone; (front L-R) Kalli Badry and Jaylen Rushton; (missing) Morgan Robertson-Weir, Maia Robertson-Weir and Logan Wright.

Please address comments to: Canadian Coast Guard Superintendent, Marine Navigation Services 25 Huron Street, Victoria, B.C. V8V 4V9 #250-480-2600


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Nelson’s Japanese Sister City

Izu-Shi students touch down SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

Thirteen students from Nelson’s Japanese sister city, IzuShi, are touring our region this week, taking in a true Kootenay experience. The group of 13 and 14-yearolds, accompanied by three adult chaperones, arrived Monday afternoon. On Tuesday morning they met Mayor John Dooley at City Hall to learn about the municipality. Dooley, with the help of a translator, told the students about our local schools and recreational activities, and showed them the municipal flag and the chain of office that he wears for formal occasions. The students snapped pictures of each other sitting around the council tables, and signed the city guest book before heading to the next stop on their tour — the fire hall. Izu-Shi Friendship Society president Brent Cross said the students will also visit Slocan, Creston and Balfour during the week. “Every year the day trips and activities are a little different. We want them to see the area and try some of the things we

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The group of 13 and 14-year-olds, accompanied by three adult chaperones, arrived Monday afternoon. On Tuesday morning they met Mayor John Dooley at City Hall to learn about the municipality. Sam Van Schie photo

enjoy in this part of the world,” Cross explained. They’ll hike Pulpit Rock, paddle kayaks, play mini-golf and roast hot dogs over the fire. They also have an opportunity to share their culture with their local homestay families. One night the students will cook them a Japanese dinner to thank them for their hospitality. “Everyone involved gets a lot out of the exchange,” Cross said. “We place these students in homes where they start out as strangers and by the end of

the week, they’re family.” A farewell party for the students will be held in Gyro Park on Sunday, and they fly back to Izu-Shi on Monday morning. Izu-Shi (population: 33,000) is a farming-based community located 140 kilometres south west of Tokyo on the Izu peninsula. It is an amalgamation of four cities: Toi, Nakaizu, Amagiyugashima — and Shuzenji, which was Nelson’s original sister city. See more pictures from the students’ visit at nelson-izushi.

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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:

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Continued from Page 1 existence: “We pledged not to talk about it. Otherwise a lot of people would have said ‘Why are they in there and not me?’” The federal building, named for Lt. Robert Hampton Gray, opened in April 1956, but it’s unclear when the basement was converted into a bunker. “After the post office was built, Laurence Simpson, the contractor, suddenly appeared and put steel gratings in front and fancy rock slabs on the roof,” Ramsden says. “People didn’t know why, but that was all supposed to be anti-radiation. I’m not sure if they had lead underneath.” A Nelson Daily News story from the construction period indicates those features were always planned: “The building will be of structural steel framing, having steel bar joist floors and supporting concrete slabs. The exterior will be finished with brick walls and granite base platforms and steps. Stone copings are planned for the tops of the walls.” The bunker itself, accessed through an alley door next to Touchstones, consists of a decontamination room, which opens into a large central area with a gray floor, cream coloured doors and pistachio walls. There’s a kitchen with a big built-in can opener, washrooms, showers, men’s and women’s bunk rooms — although probably few women would have been afforded spots — three huge water tanks, an electrical room, and

One of the “mobile feeding units” located elsewhere in the Gray Building.

a radio room with a series of wall outlets and evidence of equipment having been ripped out. A baffling typewritten memo taped to the wall reads in part: “The CCT QBO will be opened 20 minutes before the hour, every hour, until the exercise is terminated … Don’t forget to fill out a 33A.” Within the radio room is a glassed-off booth with a little opening in the wall allowing you to see the main hall. A black rotary-dial phone sits on the floor. As far as contents, there isn’t much else: just some paper plates and cups, plastic cutlery, and a funny looking stove with a label indicating it was shipped by the Department of National Health and Welfare to Walter Wait, Nelson’s civil defence coordinator. There’s also a locked safe. Who knows what national secrets might be inside?



or Saturday’s tours, Touchstones staff created an exhibit on the bunker’s history, including a picture of Diefenbaker visiting Nelson in 1967. They supplemented it with 1950s and ‘60s household items and “mobile feeding units” — large wooden supply cases found elsewhere in the building. While Touchstones cleaned the space, they didn’t change it. The washrooms and ventilation still worked. While the bunker’s existence is no longer secret, it still isn’t widely known. As the Cold War thawed, the post office used it to store Christmas sorting equipment. Bob Hall, son of longtime postmaster Wilf Hall (no relation to the Star Story continues on Page 15

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Feature Continued from Page 14 editor) recalls the Hampton Gray sea cadets began meeting in the bunker about 1956 after moving out of the basement of Godfrey’s men’s wear. They stayed until sometime in the ‘60s. “After Godfrey’s, it was a fantastic space,” he says. In a Facebook posting, Ryan McMillan says he had a temp job one weekend in 1994 to clean the place out. “I kept a couple of military issue wool blankets for a while but they are long gone,” he says. “It certainly had a Cold War feel, right down to the packages of dried eggs and milk.” In 2000, the city considered acquiring the building for an art gallery and museum, which might have resulted in the bunker being turned into the archives, but council balked at the price. It sold to private interests instead. Touchstones executive director Leah Best, who first toured the space two or three years ago, says they’re interested in working with the owner to use the space for museum programming. “Our building doesn’t have

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Former prime minister John Diefenbaker visits Nelson in 1967. He’s standing outside Touchstones (then city hall), less than a block from the bunker.

dedicated programming space. There’s nowhere to bring large groups together comfortably. The owners have been incredibly gracious, and thanks to their good graces we have access.” This past spring, Touchstones volunteers and board members got sneak previews but the weekend fundraiser was the first time the general public has been in the space. “We’ve thought a bit about how to use it, but we’re still testing it out,” Best says. “We had a really positive reaction. Many people on the

tour were children during that [Cold War] era, so it was nostaglic for them.” Best says the sold-out event, which also included a silent auction, was “incredibly successful” and will help achieve their goal of bringing the famed Kootenay Lake powerboat Ladybird out of storage and back into the community. Consigned to the old museum on Anderson Street for years, it will soon be seen at local events on a new, modified trailer. For more photos from inside the bunker, see


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Classic energy savings and your library

ibraries are the original recyclers. We’ve been recirculating books since the first lending libraries offered patrons of the Roman baths the chance to read a scroll after a soak (not during — even the Romans knew you shouldn’t read a library book in the bathtub!). Canada’s first lending library was opened in 1779 in Quebec City; since then, Canadian libraries have recycled — to be specific, recirculated — books and other library materials billions of times. We’re not resting on our laurels, of course — far from being a home for a bunch of dusty scrolls, we’re always on the lookout to be the best we can be: as participators, leaders and community partners. Trying to be — and encourage being — eco-savvy is one example. We do the things most eco-sensible places do: we watch how much we print and we try not to waste resources. We have information to help you be eco-sensible too: books such as Try This at Home: Planet-friendly Projects for Kids, or Alternative Energy for Dummies, and food for thought on the big picture, such as Fueling the Future: How the Battle Over Energy is Changing Everything,

as well as downloadable ty use. This was news to me, and DVD players can all eBooks such as Ten Techalready a guilty leaver-on of be recycled through the nologies to Save the Planet: laptops. Return-it program run by Energy Options for a LowThe Kill-a-Watt is one as- the BC Electronic Products carbon Future. pect of EcoSave, a program Recycling Association. Go to more we get togethdesigned to help you make tronics and find out about er, the happier — and ecoyour home more energy responsible recycling that efficient — we’ll be. Octoefficient. Homeowners can ensures unwanted electronber 7 to 11 is International register for an energy asWalk-to-School Week; sessment and access rebates ics don’t wind up illegally exported or in landfills. In students of local schools and low cost financing for as well as students of life eco-saving fix-its. Turn that Nelson, the Leafs Bottle Depot is your might want to add drop-spot for the the library to their electronic toy your pedestrian destinakid grew out of, or tions. Earth Matters the electric guitar and the West Kooteyou wish he would. nay EcoSociety have There are many issued a Zero-Waste faces to eco-savvy; Market Challenge for it’s not always vendors and customeasy to make the ers of the Wednesday choices we know Baker Street Market, we should, for all working together our best intentions. for optimum ecoKootenay Lifestyle Specialists It’s nice to know sensibility. that just reading At the library, Kevin Layla a library book is we’re collaborat250-354-2958 250.354.3369 an eco-sensible ing with the City of Nelson’s Eco-Save We never stop moving® thing to do, when the only energy program to make the you use is the trip Kill-a-Watt available. Kill-a-what, you say? laptop back on for a sec and (walk! Bike!) to the library, and that CFL lightbulb ilThe Kill-a-Watt is a power go to consumption monitor that services/electrical-services/ luminating the pages as you read in bed, before you turn determines how much your energy-grants.html. off your light and let your appliances consume, and So what about those old Eco-efficient appliances what “phantom power” laptops, mice, and comhum you to sleep. is costing you, so you can puter miscellany? How do make changes and save you get rid of those preAnne DeGrace is the money. When an appliance flatscreen tvs nobody wants Adult Services Coordinator is plugged in but not in use, anymore? Clunky portable at the Nelson Public Library. phantom power can acphones, video game joyHer column runs every other count for as much as 10 per sticks, VCRs, and newer Friday. cent of residential electrici- electronics such as MP3s


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It is estimated that 1 in 133 persons in Canada are affected by celiac disease and require a gluten free diet, even more people choose to eat gluten free for a variety of health reasons. As awareness grows, so does the availabilty of gluten free products and menu items.


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What is gluten? Gluten, from Latin gluten, “glue”, is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species. Buddhist monks, who were vegetarians, discovered gluten in the 7th century. They were trying to find a substitute for meat and discovered that when they submerged dough in water, the starch washed off and all that was left was a meat-like, textured, gummy mass. Today, worldwide, gluten is a source of protein, both in foods prepared directly from sources containing it, and as an additive to foods otherwise low in protein. Today about 1 in 133 people have reactions to gluten, some of which can be severe enough to be life-threatening. Gluten has an adverse effect on the body for those who have celiac disease or wheat allergies. But today, it is not only people who have allergies who are following a gluten free diet. Many people feel better without consuming gluten. Many famous stars are now completely gluten-free and not just for the hype, but because they feel healthier. We see that many stores now carry a variety of products that are labeled gluten free, and most have a gluten free section. Here are a few tips to following a healthy diet plan:

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• Wheat Free doesn’t always mean Gluten Free • Look for Gluten Free or GF labels • When eating out, choose somewhere that offers a gluten free menu. If they don’t have it on the menu, see if they can prepare it GF. • Avoid grains that include wheat, barley, rye and oats (some oats are now GF) • Great grains that are allowed include quinoa, tapioca, corn, millet, wild or brown rice, bean flours and nut flours. • Do some research: look online for questions or for general knowledge

Nelson’s GLUTEN FREE GUIDE RESTAURANTS: Cantina Del Centro 561 Baker Street 250-352-3737 Fresh Tracks Cafe 602 Lake Street 250-354-4944 Grounded Coffee House 616 Vernon St 250-352-1712

Rel-ish Bistro 301 Baker St. 250-352-5232

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Gluten Free options for entire menu. We offer teff, Ethiopian Injeera bread

WE OFFER A VAST SELECTION OF GLUTEN FREE PRODUCTS, AND LOCAL FRESH PRODUCE! GF pasta • GF cereal • GF rolled oats • GF crackers • GF cookies GF flours • GF breads • GF tortillas • GF panko and more! “Just some of our gluten free brands....” Pamela’s • Bob’s Red Mill • Glutino • Wow • Tinkyada • Udi’s • Food for Life • GoGo Let’s Do • Kinnikinnick • Mrs. Crumbles and lots more

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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. 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.

Information 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 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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Career Opportunities The District of Kitimat is seeking to fill the following positions: Project Engineer: must be a professional Civil Engineer with minimum 3 years professional experience (preferably in municipal environment) and eligible for registration with APEGBC. Permanent full-time (PFT) exempt staff position with competitive compensation and full benefits. Deputy Operations Manager: will have several years experience in municipal or related field and post-secondary education in Water Quality, Civil or Building Technology or related Trade Qualification. PFT exempt staff position with competitive compensation and full benefits. Engineering Technologist 2. Must have a civil engineering technologist diploma, 3 years experience in the civil/municipal discipline, and eligibility for registration with ASTTBC. Bargaining Unit position. Wage: $37.01 - $44.78/hr over 2 years. Submit resumes by September 10, 2013, 4:30 p.m., to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, B.C. V8C 2H7. Fax (250) 632-4995, e-mail Further information can be obtained from our website at

In Memoriam

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Classifieds Get Results! In Memoriam

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April 13, 1947 - August 8, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Linda Bourgeois after a lengthy battle with cancer. Linda was surrounded by family and friends in her final moments and passed peacefully into the hands of the Lord. Her suffering is now over. Linda was predeceased by her older brother Raymond and both parents John and Betsy Stack. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of many years Frank, and her pride and joy their son Drew. Also left to mourn her passing are her brothers Bill (Marion) Stack, Bob (Karen) Stack and John Stack, as well as her two nephews Raymond and Tyler Stack and her niece Jessica Stack. Linda was a very passionate, dedicated person and this was seen in her commitment to the Royal Canadian Legion Nelson Branch where she had held almost every executive position – some many times. Both Linda and Frank were deeply committed to the Meals-on-Wheels program. Linda was a true friend and great comrade to all who knew her. One of Linda’s greatest accomplishments was being awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her outstanding contribution to community and country. The world has lost a tremendous individual, dedicated wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at the Kootenay Lake District Hospital and the Kelowna Hospital for the loving care given to Linda. A Celebration of Life for Linda will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Nelson Branch on August 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm

In loving memory of a Mother and Grandmother who passed away August 17th, 2011. Thou your smile has gone forever, and your hand we cannot touch, we still have so many memories, of the one we love so much, your memory is our keepsake, with which we’ll never part, god has you in his keeping, we have you in our hearts. Always and forever Mike & Linda Makasoff & family



DERBYSHIRE Daniel Clifton

December 19, 1944 - July 31, 2013

Born in Nelson BC Daniel “Dan” attended school in Crawford Bay and lived there until 1965 when he and his wife and son moved to Smithers where he resided until 2012. He then moved to Penticton for health reasons. Dan is pre-deceased by his wife Carol Ruth (nee Eddy), Dad Joseph Clifton Derbyshire and Mother Jennie Elnora Dingwall/ Derbyshire (nee Hedstrom). He is survived by his son Darcy Dwain (Cindy) Derbyshire and their two children Mishayla & Kyler, son Robert Stede (Jennifer) Derbyshire and their three children Devon, Daniel and Boden, his sister Frances Heather Beaubien and other family members. Dan will be missed for his loyalty, unique sense of humor, his great memory, and his invention and fix it talents especially when it came to motors. This obituary can be viewed at

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Robert (Bob) Richard October 8, 1946 – August 11, 2013

It is with great sadness, and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Bob Ludlow, on August 11, 2013 at his home in Bonnington, BC. Bob was born and raised in Nelson, BC to Jack and Betty Ludlow, the oldest to four siblings. Bob had lots of fond memories growing up in Nelson. He worked at Safeway during his school days, and had many funny tales to tell of his time there, as well as his time spent on the Coldwell farm in Strathmore, Alberta. After graduation Bob worked as a Surveyor, and then as a Loans Officer, at a Bank in Cranbrook. During the mid 70’s Bob traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Caribbean, with loads of happy memories and interesting stories. Bob was hired at Celgar Pulp and Paper in 1978, and met Sandra Johnson that same year. They married in 1981. By 1984 they had built their second and final home in Bonnington, BC, where Bob spent countless hours doing his biggest passion: gardening, Bob had many interests, and knew a little and a lot about everything. Some of his passions included, The Stock Market, reading, (when he wasn’t gardening) Qi Gong, and socializing, his biggest love was his grandchildren, Jade and Chase. Bob was predeceased by his father Jack, his mother Betty, and his brother Brian. He will be sadly missed by his wife Sandra, his daughters Kelli (Ron) Graham, Shannon (Roger) May, grandchildren Jade and Chase May, sisters Jacquie (Murray) Bruckshaw, Betty Jean ( Ron) Hay, Kathy (Dale) Gage, and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, as well as his beloved dog Sweetie. We Love You Papa, Rest In Peace At Bob’s request there will be no funeral. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the charity of your choice. A celebration of life will be held at Kelli and Ron Graham’s house, 4426 Highway 3A/6, Bonnington, BC right next to Sandy and Bob’s house on Sunday, September 15th, 2013 at 1:00PM. Online condolences may be expressed at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.



Winnfred (Win) Halsey

Celebration of Life Tea On Saturday August 17th, 2-4 pm at St. Saviour’s Pro Cathedral Friends are invited to join the family for a Celebration of Life Tea for Win. Please use Silica Street entrance.

John Oscar Olson May 7, 1943 - August 11, 2013

John was born May 7th, 1943 in Nelson, BC and passed away at home, with his loving wife at his side on August 11th, 2013. John was predeceased by his parents Fred and Esther Olson. He is survived by his loving wife Dale, stepdaughter Nancy (Harry) Vandermeer of Edmonton, and grandchildren Joel and Rachel Vandermeer, and stepson Dan Brock of Nelson, his brothers Fred (Pat) Olson of Vancouver and Eric Olson of Nelson, sisters Anne (Jack) Nelson of Cranbrook and Eleanor (Allan) Schmidt of Nelson, nicecs and nephews Steven Schmidt, Debbie Schmidt, Sharon Kamel, Kristen (Jon) Duquette, Selena (Steve Vogel), Craig (Shanna) Nelson, Jeannette Wright (Don McGhie) as well as numerous great nieces and great nephews, sisters in law Diane Toth or Port Hardy, Sheryl (George) Law of Whitehorse, brothers in law Daryl (June) Fry of Barbados and Dal (Kerry) Fry of North Bay. John grew up in Nelson, attending Central School, Trafalgar, graduating from LVR High School in 1961. He spent a year at Covenant Bible College in Prince Albert, then went on to start his teacher training at Trinity Western in Langley completing the last two years at Notre Dame University in Nelson. His first three wonderful years of teaching, were at a little school in Proctor. He then moved to Central School where he taught for 30 years except for a brief move to Trafalgar. John loved being a teacher and poured himself into his job. He was passionate about sports and coached many school teams. John took early retirement to care for his ailing mother, but on the first day of his retirement she passed away. John loved the Lord and was for years involved in the Covenant Church, working with kids groups and Covenant Camps. The last 12 years he was part of the leadership team of the Bridge Christian Community. John had a pastors heart and was deeply involved in healing prayer for hurting hearts. John was diligent about everything he did. He loved hockey and coached every game on TV from his recliner. He was also an avid curler and enjoyed that as long as his health allowed. John loved growing things, especially roses. He loved animals and always had his beloved dogs by his side. In his early years he raised chickens, turkeys, geese and rabbits. He often incubated and hatched baby chicks in his classroom for his students. John and Dale were married on May 7th, 2005, and spent 8 wonderful years, enjoying each other, the roses, home, pets, their friends and church fellowship. They spent holidays in Edmonton and Port Hardy, and last fall had a glorious holiday in the Maritimes, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. John was compassionate, gentle, kind, loving and generous. He had a special place in his heart for his nieces and nephews and his grandkids. We Love You John A Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at 11:00am at the Covenant Church, 702 Stanley Street. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to The Kootenay Romanian Relief Organization Canada, Box 652 Nelson, British Columbia, V1L 5R4. Online condolences may be expressed at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.



Friday, August 16, 2013 Nelson Star


Notice of Passing

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Hilda Anna (Dilla) OGDEN October 23, 1914 – February 27, 2013

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SUPERVISOR GARAGE & TRANSIT The City of Nelson is recruiting a Supervisor, Garage & Transit. This position reports to the Manager of Operations and will play a key role in ensuring safe and efficient operation of both the Garage and Transit Departments.

Steve Conne was born November 24, 1921 in Edmonton Alberta. He passed away August 10, 2013 with his family by his side. His family was very important to him and he had a great effect on them all . He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Shirley; his 3 children Randy (Marg) of Kelowna, Laurie (Bob Jeffs) of Nelson and Dan (Mia) of Nelson; his 6 grandchildren Damon (Kimberley) Jeffs, Cayley (Bernie) Gallon, Sara Conne, Kyle Conne, Koko Conne and Yuki Conne; his 5 great grandchildren Taila Gallon, Emma Jeffs, Makenna Gallon, Anna Jeffs and Charlie Jeffs; and his nephew Jack (Eunice) Bird. Steve and Shirley always considered Nelson their home even though they lived for a time in Trail, Campbell River and Coquitlam. Steve owned a few dry cleaners, worked as a fishing guide and in real estate and then at KFP until he retired. Their retirement years were very active ones - they travelled extensively. He loved the outdoors and of course, there was much skiing and hiking with his buddies and you know who you are and he thanks you for the memories. Thank you to all of you involved in our father’s care - Dr. Woodward, Dr. Malpass, Dr. Tuval, Dr. Subzwari, the staff at Mountain Lakes, those at the Nelson Hospital and the staff at Minto House in Nakusp and of course the caseworkers. There will be a private memorial at a later date. As an expression of sympathy family and friends may make a donation to B.C. Cancer Agency. 399 Royal Avenue Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3 Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. On line condolence may be expressed at

Walter Luscher June 21, 1928 ~ August 9, 2013

Walter Luscher passed away at Creston Valley Hospital on August 9, 2013 and was reunited with his sweetheart, Mae. Walter was born June 21, 1928 in Muhen, Aargau, Switzerland to Adolf Luscher and Freida Bertha Baumann. Following his immigration to Canada in 1948, Walter joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served a mission to Germany. While on his mission, he met the love of his life, Mae Lucille Bressler. Walter and Mae married in the Idaho Falls, Idaho temple and settled in Cardston, Alberta, later moving to Salmo, then Creston, BC. Over the course of his life, Walter engaged in many ventures including: farm hand, lumberjack, truck driver, store owner, orchard manager and his greatest passion, his farm. He has always been involved in church and community with a special love for Boy Scouts. The way he lived his life e[empliÀed his faithfulness and devotion to the Lord which inspired many. Walter is survived by his son Tim (Janell) of South Jordan, Utah, (grandchildren Ashley, Whitney, Heidi); daughter-in-law Casey Luscher (partner Tim Einboden), (grandchildren Joshua, Cheyenne, Brody and Bram); and sister Trudi (Luscher) Mathys of Switzerland. Walter was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mae and son John. Funeral Services will be held at 11am Saturday August 24, 2013 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1010 - 36 Avenue North, Creston, BC. At 10am a viewing will be held at the same location. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC. The family extends their appreciation to all who have helped Walter over the years with farm projects and health concerns. Instead of sending Áowers, please use your time and money to serve a family member, friend or neighbour in honour of Walter's memory.

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As the Supervisor, you bring with you 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in administration and supervision. Your strong leadership skills, analytical and problem solving skills will assist you in the management of both the Garage & Transit Departments. The City of Nelson offers a salary range of $73,098 to $87,311, a comprehensive benefits package and a team oriented environment. Interested applicants should send a detailed resume by September 10, 2013 to: Human Resources City of Nelson 101-310 Ward Street Nelson, BC V1L 5S4 Fax: 250-352-2131 email: More detailed information regarding this position can be found at .

A CELEBRATION OF HER LIFE will be held on Sunday,

August 18, 2013 in her garden at 8004 Woodside, Procter. Refreshments will follow at the Procter Community Hall, 246 3rd Avenue, Procter. (In the case of inclement weather the celebration/service will be moved to the hall). Please dress in comfortable clothing and if you like… colours to reflect her love of flowers, nature and life. She left this world in her 99th year after a short illness while visiting in Kamloops. Her daughter Beth and grandson Jared were at her side. At the time of her death Dilla was first in our five generations. She will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by her daughters: Claire (Norman), and Beth (Larry), her grandchildren: Cheryl (Mike), Jill (Bill), Mark Riedel, Chandra (John), Jared Wood. Also left to mourn are her great grandchildren: Darnell, Kyla, Hillary, Quentin, Clorissa, Alisha, Erick, Amanda, Chelsea, Tiara, Kota. Dilla was also very proud of the fifth generation, her great great grandchildren Alexandra and Dawson (she was looking forward to a third due soon). Her faithful little Yorkie companion Chip misses her very much. She is also survived by one sister Edna Heffernan, her close cousins Jessie Laronde, Alan Heighton, his sister Joan and many, many other relatives. She leaves behind many friends and relatives she was very close to. Her niece Ruth (Jack) Maleschewshi, friends and neighbours Robert and Shirley Kammerzell, Roger Oliver, Gerry and Jeanne Plant, Don MacLeod and his sister Chris. She was very close to the Erickson family of Washington state, particularly the two youngest boys Curtis (Kate) and Steven (Janice). Her circle of friends was so large and widespread it is impossible to mention everyone She was predeceased by her beloved husband Albert Ogden in 1973. We are comforted in knowing that she is finally reunited for eternity with her great love. Also predeceased by her parents Alfred and Clara Heighton; her siblings and their spouses: Art Cromack (Myrtle), Lily (Joe) Mucha, Bob Heighton (Marion), Jim Heighton (Merle). Dilla always loved and participated in her community. To her there was no place like Procter. She was an active member of the Procter Garden Club; the Procter–Harrop Seniors Association; the Procter Community Association; the Kootenay Storytelling Festival; the Harrop–Procter Forestry Co-Op. A member of the Kootenay Lake Hospital Auxillary in Nelson for almost 40 years, she travelled with her little dog to craft fairs selling hospital raffle tickets. She saw the need for more funding to achieve better health care for everyone and carried this on into her early 90s. After the death of her parents she continued to visit Willowhaven Care Home and if there was a drive on to raise funds so that the “old people” in the homes would be able to have extras she would be involved. This of course was when she was in her 70s and 80s. In earlier years she and her friend Edna Fitchett organised Christmas concerts — finding (sometimes writing) plays and skits, casting, directing, finding costumes. They made certain each and every child had a part. Everyone came! At least three or four plays and as many choirs were necessary to fit them all in. Everyone came! She was happy to have run the Sunday School at the United Church for over 25 years as she felt it was important for the children. When the Procter School went to Grade 12 and they needed someone to teach the senior girls sewing, Dilla was the one who went and did it. While her girls were in school there she somehow found the time to be an active PTA member, even serving as president at times. She and Dad shared a love of boating and fishing. They had many happy times out on the lake together. Sometimes if he came off shift at 6 a.m., she’d meet him and they’d fish until it started to get too warm. Then they’d head home for a delicious breakfast of fresh trout. She enjoyed gardening so much and was never happier than when she could share it with others… She just loved showing them through her garden and most of them left with plant and slips for their own garden. Trained florist, very talented, she delighted in turning out spectacular arrangements for all occasions. Dilla and Albert loved to entertain at home. Mum was a wonderful cook and she was well known for her roast beef andYorkshire pudding with several kinds of pies for desert. Away back in the day they never knew just how many guests would show up on Sunday for dinner. It was all part of the fun and they just kept adding plates and chairs. Somehow they would fit everyone in and great times were had by all. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name: The Kootenay Lake Hospital Auxillary, 3 View Street, Nelson BC V1L 2V1 or to: Procter Community Society, c/o David Okros, President, PO BOX 108, Procter BC V0G 1V0

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We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however; only those under consideration will be contacted. The City of Nelson is committed to employment equity. We invite applications from all qualified persons.

Bookkeeper Required Touchstones Nelson seeks a PT bookkeeper 4hrs/week to perform bookkeeping duties for a non-profit organization. $32/hr Responsibilities coding, recording, posting and processing day-to-day transactions. Processes accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll. Maintains and updates accounting records. Reconciles bank accounts. For full job description go to: employmentopportunities Submit qualifications and two references to: Leah Best, Executive Director, Touchstones Nelson 502 Vernon Street Nelson BC V1L 4E7 or email: Application deadline: August 23, 2013

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

Please forward resume to: Pharmasave, Attn: Tim 685 Baker Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4J3

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HIGHWAY OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS 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.

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

An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta. Community Support Worker required to work FT w/young woman w/disabilities in Nelson & immediate area 352-7803 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

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Moving Sale Sofa & Love Seat, Light Gold colour $700 2 End Tables & Coffee table $300 Hutch & Buffet $450 2 Counter Stools $50 each Hose Reel $30 4 Drawer filing Cabinet $35 Rakes & Hoe Assorted household items Call 250-365-7274

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Real Estate For Sale By Owner Starter Retirement Double Wide 2 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath on lot. $159,000 250 357-2929

4 bedroom 2.5 bath bungalow in Lower Fairview, Nelson. 2800 SqFt w/full basement. 60x120 flat lot, large backyard w/room for 3 bay garage/shop. Close to schools, Lakeside Park on bus route. $330,000. 250-352-9177 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 DOVETAIL LOG HOME PACKAGE 18â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x21â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Seasoned Lodgepole Pine 6â&#x20AC;?x8â&#x20AC;? walls, 8â&#x20AC;? x8â&#x20AC;? ceiling beams. etc, etc $9600 call Ollis 250 428-0108


Above Kootenay Lake. 4km to Ashram, Marine, Golf Course, Riondel & beach. 2 3/4 acres & 2 storey unfinished (but furnished) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Small is Beautifulâ&#x20AC;? 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:


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Apt/Condo for Rent Fairview: 2 brd suite, clean bright, level entry, W/D, N/P, N/S $850/m + util 229-4661 NELSON Uphill: 2bdrm apt at Granite Manor, 104 Morgan St 55+, NS/NP, avail Sept 1st $950/m heat/cable incl. 250-352-2072

Cottages / Cabins Balfour: 2 bdrm furnished cabin. Avail Sept 1-May 30,2014. NS/NP. References required. $600/mo+ util 403-308-6901

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

SHOREACRES: very clean double wide mobile home, 2 bedrooms, F/S/W/D/AC, sunroom, storage shed, covered front porch. NP/NS. Best suited for 1 or 2 quiet mature persons. Avail Sept. 1st. $800/mth + utilities. Call 250359-7274.

Homes for Rent 1 bdrm semi furnished House for one student, Avail Sept 1st Shoreacres, N/S, N/P 250-359-7308 3 Bedroom Family Home on 1/2 acre bordering on Duhamel Creek and Highway 3A, at 6 Mile, near Nelson. Totally renovated: new windows, new 99% efficient gas furnace, new floors, paint, new kitchen and baths. No pets. Lease. $1350 plus utilities. Available Sept. 1, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;13 Call 250-352-7224.

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In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On July 31, 2013, at the 600 block of Stanley Street, Nelson, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the Nelson Police Department seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: a 1993 Buick Century; BCLP: 370PTL; VIN: 1G4AH51NXP6400509, on or about 16:20 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been used in the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2013-1678, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil

Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, accessible online at www. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.

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MIR Centre hosts prayer for water

CASTLEGAR — All are invited to participate in an evening of Prayers for Water, a special time of prayer and thanksgiving, to be held at the MIR Centre for Peace, on the Selkirk College campus grounds, in Castlegar. This timely event will feature prayers led by First Nations guests from the Colville Indian Reserve: Billy Jo Bray and Rick and Linda Desautel, and will include focused interfaith prayer, multi-cultural singing, ceremony and meditation followed by refreshments. Prayers for Water is an opportunity for people of all cultures

and denominations to unite in response to what is rapidly becoming a global water crisis. It’s a chance to pray for water’s protection and to honour her life-giving and sustaining power. This event provides a space where people can rekindle a more heartfelt appreciation for water and a deeper connection with her essence. The event goes this Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information contact or 250-825-4517. Sponsored by the Kootenay Region Branch United Nations Association in Canada and USCC Working Groups.

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Berry picker ‘was in peril’

Continued from Page 3 and crawl down the rocks into a creek bed. In doing that, she fell several times and hurt herself and got to the point where she was just stuck.” The woman suffered a head injury, a scrape on her forehead and many more bumps and bruises. Scott Spencer, one searcher heard the woman from about 30 metres, but couldn’t see her until he was four to five feet away. “She was about 30 metres out of the creek bed, up on a bank,” said Armstrong. “It’s very lucky. If they had not heard her, I wouldn’t have sent another team down there. We would have gone down another gorge. And it would have been days. She’d likely not have survived. She was in peril.” Found at 10:20 a.m., it took over two more hours for heli-rescue to get the woman and the rescue team out of treacherous terrain. Because of provincial regulations, certification of local long line equipment has been challenging and a year has passed with no official recognition due to red tape. A long-line team had to come in from the Okanagan. “We have those tools here. We could have gotten them off that mountain in less than an hour,” said Armstrong. Nelson Search and Rescue led the search calling in Castlegar, Creston, Rossland and South Columbia teams. On Monday, 21 people helped in the search and on Tuesday there were 16 participating. Armstrong advises those heading into the backcountry for any purpose to ensure they carry the essentials. Even berry pickers shouldn’t become complacent, he said. The essentials include a light, a whistle, fire starter, extra clothes, pocketknife, a shelter or tarp, water and food, a first aid kit, a compass and a cell phone.

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Sebastian Ellis- Seventh-day Adventist Church Nelson, BC He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. (1 John 4:8) After seeing Cheri Peters live in a lecture it is hard not to be impressed. She is so real, relevant and very funny. I started watching her series “Celebrating Life in Recovery” on you tube. When she spoke of God being love in the first video I watched it stuck in my mind. She tells a story about a bird whose nature is to fly and when it is injured its nature is still to fly. She then goes on to say that it is our nature to be loved no matter what unloving situation we might find ourselves in or what act we ourselves commit. That we never forget this love even when we are such a mess it is deeply hidden because our nature is still to be loved. We don’t have to get God to love us He offers it freely. When I was a young girl if I watched the news or read the paper I would often cry. I don’t watch it very much anymore but I also don’t cry as much at really heinous things. In fact I still remember the first murder I saw in a film it was so shocking (I was 18). I sometimes forget how desensitized I have become bombarded by so many bad images and harsh situations. In an effort to keep out the bad I might shut down and forget all the good that has happened to me. Yet so many of my experiences have been kind and wonderful. Random kindnesses from friends and strangers that I experienced are reminders that there are beautiful NEW LOCATION people in the world Kootenay Christian Fellowship doing amazing 520 Falls Street, (just off Baker St.) things amidst all that harshness. In Join us for our these experiences the worship celebration in our new location light of God’s love Sunday @ 10:30 AM shines through in a  Developing Relationships world that is out of  Music that will move you  Helping people - Help people control and can be Church Office: 1.888.761.3301 Jim Reimer, Pastor overwhelming. Although we may not know or Nelson Community Church understand God Sunday Worship Service completely He lets at 11:00 am us know how deeply Jim Reimer He knows and loves Everyone is Welcome us. I know everything Your Pastors: about you , I know Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows when you sit down 250 551 4986 601 Vernon Street (Middle Level) and when you rise up (Psalm 139) , when you are broken hearted I am close starts at 11am to you (Psalm 34:18) Ilumina Gorbet will speak on the topic and that even the very “Rejections of the Oneness of the University in India” hairs on your head are Any questions? Contact 250-354-5394 numbered. (Matthew 905 Gordon Rd 10:29). God is love. (IHA Bldg., back door)

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Nelson’s downtown sculpture collection is a man down after Sergio Raffo’s Man Waiting was removed on Friday. “It was damaged unfortunately,” said Nelson’s cultural development officer Joy Barrett. “We’re not entirely sure what happened, but the lower elbow of the guy in the sculpture was totally chipped off. It didn’t look that bad, but it affected the stability so we had to take it down because there was a chance if somebody did that again the whole thing would topple.” Man Waiting is one of five

sculptures in Nelson’s downtown put up this past spring as a public art project sponsored by the City of Nelson. It was located in the amenity area in the 400 block of Baker Street. Raffo is a Kaslo-based artist whose creation was a man standing on his head with a ball balancing at his feet. The sculpture itself is over seven feet tall so the damage posed a safety risk. Barrett said the sculpture looks like it is made of metal, but it’s constructed of a more fragile stoneware which could have been part of the problem. “That specific amenity area

Damage that caused the removal.

is a busy one, but I doubt whether anybody did it on purpose,” said Barrett. Raffo is coming to Nelson to pick up the sculpture and Barrett hopes it can be repaired and put back in place. Meanwhile, Barrett said the response to the public sculptures so far this sum-

mer has been positive. “It’s been amazing,” said Barrett. “People are really excited to have public art in the downtown. We always bill ourselves as an arts town, but there isn’t a lot of public art in the city. People have been happy to see it.” The City is planning an event on the September 2729 weekend to coincide with the nationally observed Culture Days. The hope is to have the artists in town to talk about their pieces — which are for public sale — and answer questions. The plan is to swap out the downtown sculptures with a new batch in 2014.

Around the corner. It has been in the works for a long time and, very soon, Nelson Commons residential units will be available for purchase. Now is the time to think about living downtown. The Nelson Commons Display Suite, at 621 Vernon, will be opening on Saturday, August 24. Final architectural renderings are days away. To follow the story, or sign up for our newsletter, please visit our website.

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Aug 30th - Audio Architect Montreal Aug 31st - Humans with Sonicanimation Sep 6th - Blackberry Wood Sep 7th - Neon Steve Sep 13th - Dub Pistols DJ Set by Barry Ashworth Sep 14th - Deekline Sep 16th - Chali 2Na with Full Live Band Sep 20th - Minnesota w/ Moontricks Sep 21st - Bliss N Eso Sep 24th - Elliott Brood Sep 28th - Current Swell Oct 8th - Ron Sexsmith w/ Jenn Grant Oct 18th - Lee Harvey Osmond w/ Guests

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On Friday, August 16 Booksmyth Underground will present Colin Easthope, Brandon Hoffman and Rhoniel, as part of its new singer-songwriter series. Colin Easthope has taken his music from solo-acoustic to full concept rock arrangements. His performing partner Brandon Hoffman is a well-versed multiinstrumentalist and producer working cross genre from bluegrass to electronica. Easthope and Hoffman have been working together since 2010, when they collaborated on Colin's debut, Of Myself and Others. Currently they are touring in support of Easthope's third recording with Hoffman, Timothy Lake. The tour features minimal arrangements of Easthope's songs, as well as a handful of traditional and cover selections. Strippeddown the songs breath and flex of their own free will with Easthope taking the

lead on vocals, guitar, and occasionally harmonica. Hoffman alternates between mandolin and double bass, singing synchronous harmonies . The subtle interplay between these two musicians reflects the joy and sorrow that comes when one's heart takes the wheel. The effects will linger for days. Nelson songstress Rhoniel will also perform bringing her eclectic mix of folk, beats and electronica to the stage. As always, this Bookksmyth Underground event includes an open mic for five local songwriters to perform; so be sure to get into Booksmyth and sign up early. Hosted by Booksmyth Underground's Richard White, doors open at 7:30 p.m. Songwriters circle begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $7 to $10 sliding scale. The Booksmyth Underground is located at 338 Baker Street.


The relationship between the virtual and the visceral. The dynamics between chaos and serenity. The balance of nature and human manipulation. These are the issues being explored in recent digital works by Rielle Oswald. Taking actual visceral works and manipulating them chaotically through the virtual world has produced the pieces you see here. Oswald has a Masters of Art Education from the University of Victoria and currently lives with her family and teaches in Kaslo, BC. She was born and raised many years ago in Nelson, BC and has been showing work since 1991 across Canada. The particular style which Oswald has developed comes from an open approach to expression. Accepting of chaotic factors, collaborating, using found materials and “happy accidents” have all contributed to her work. Some of her older work can be seen online at artslant. com and on facebook “rielle oswald artist”.

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Julie St. John, born in England, was brought to Canada on her 6th birthday and started her life as a young inspired Canadian artist. She proved extremely creative and thoughtful even as a young girl. At 12, she won the Environmental Art Competition with wildlife personality Jane Goodall. She has always been socially and environmentally conscious and so, fittingly, she has made a home for herself and her son in beautiful Nelson, BC. She attended KSA with a strong focus on refining her skills in her chosen medium. Combining both wool and silk, her pieces are wet and needle felted, which can then be bound to a canvas, framed, and hung resembling a painting. Because of her fetish for old window frames and rustic doors, she's always, ALWAYS on the hunt, scouring old buildings and free boxes on the side of the road. Each and every piece is delicately crafted by hand with its own unique individual style. Her hope is that you enjoy her artwork as much as she enjoys making it!

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Mary’s Wedding

ne of Canada’s most produced play’s (75 productions worldwide over the past 10 years) is being presented by the TNT Young Company at the former Elks Hall.

Featuring talented fledgling actors Gus Fowler and Sarah Jane Hicks, Mary’s Wedding takes place in a dream on the night before her wedding. In a series of images recalling her budding love for a young farm boy and their separation by World War I, Mary leaves the safety of her bedroom and goes off to war with him. “My son Gus, and Sarah Jane are particularly well suited for these roles,” says director Stephen Fowler, “since their own origins mirror those of the characters they play — Sarah Jane as an immigrant from England, and Gus the descendent of prairie farmers. This is a wonderful play and gives them lots of opportunities to grow as actors.” TNT has been presenting summer theatre in Nelson for the past 15 years, providing what producer Richard Rowberry calls “senior youth” with both theatre experience and wages which go towards



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their post-secondary education. “Several of my students have gone on to performance careers,” he explains, “and thanks to various employment grants, donations from local businesses and community support at the box office, we’ve contributed something like $200,000 towards their education. It’s an achievement I’m very proud of and is fairly unique for such a small town.”

Mary’s Wedding opened Thursday, and continues tonight and tomorrow (August 16 and 17) at the Elks Hall, 812 Stanley Street at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The show will also run next weekend, Thursday to Saturday, August 22 to 24 at the same time. Tickets are $10 students, $15 adults at Sanderella Boutique, 464 Baker St. or at the door.

Much Ado About Youth Theatre in Gyro Park There’s much to do with Shakespeare under the Kootenay leaves this summer! Next Friday afternoon, August 23, Nelson Youth Theatre presents Much Ado About Nothing, the play that “The Avengers” director Joss Whedon chose to film as the followup to his global blockbuster. Shakespeare’s famous wedding comedy features the love match between confirmed bachelor Benedick and bachelorette Beatrice. Mistaken identities, a villainous plot and comedic cops are all part of this funny masquerade. All-terrain and by donation, the full-length script is performed by a keen group of nine to 15-year-olds who have a remarkable grasp of the Shakespearean dialogue for their ages. The fifth annual Bard in the Bush production stars Zooey Bingham as Beatrice and Zorn Rose as Benedick, along with Tucker, Zoe, Sylvia, Solena, Sierra, Sebastian, Relmu, Peyton, Petra, Natasha, Margaret, Madeleine, Loki, Lachlan, Henry, Evan, Emma, Eirin, Betheny, Blaise and Andriana. Showtime is 2:30 p.m. at “Ye Olde Quarry” in lower Gyro Park, just off the top of downtown Nelson’s Vernon Street. Audiences are encouraged to bring their own throne and feast to the open-air venue. Picnic blankets and treats are more than welcome. Wear footwear and clothing appropriate for a day hike. Like much of Nelson, the short entrance path up from downtown is sloped. Excited to strut their stuff on the natural stage, Much Ado About Nothing’s talented youth cast awaits your entrance. The scene is set so don’t miss your cue.

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Filmmaker finds local Saints and Outlaws Kirsten Hildebrand {vurb} contributor


local filmmaker found what he was looking for — a cast of saints and outlaws for his homegrown, featurelength film.

Of Saints and Outlaws is based on a novel written by Trinity 3 Hawks set in the 1800s that delves into a theme of searching. A mysterious vagabond has an impact on a powerful church dignitary in this tale of spiritual inquisition told romantically with both drama and comedy. It has been a labour of love over the past several months for Trinity, who came to the Kootenays a bit over four years ago after living in major American cities. He couldn’t be happier making his film in this “neck of the mountains with our kind of people,” he says. “Forget Hollywood, we use natural characters for this production; particularly those whose life’s impressions are written on their brow,” he says. “People here have differing ideas and they’re ingrained into their personalities. They’re so authentic and so willing to give themselves to this.” All the actors live in the region and most have never acted before. Brian Zacharius is one such character, a general contractor all his life, who laughs while saying he’s “always wanted to be a star.”

At a short shoot up at the Nelson Cemetery, Zacharius watches Trinity direct a scene. “Trinity has such a passion it’s hard not to want to be a part of what he’s doing,” he says. “It’s been a hoot,” he says, because of the cast of characters assembled for the production — some of which were literally grabbed off the street. Always interested in film with an eye for the image, Trinity’s son is the only non-local working on Of Saints and Outlaws. Ash Von Chamier took up cinematography and the Tallahassee, Florida, resident also handles editing of the film. With a family-type atmosphere to the project, this blood bond runs deep. “To have your son — who is very good at what he does — as an inspirational piece, it’s really joined us even further,” says Trinity. The pace of production for this Kootenay project differs from that of the big city centre. “We made this at a pace that doesn’t have that feeling that we’re competing with the rest of the world,” says Trinity. “You don’t have the feeling that you are being suffocated by being put into a heap with people who are already at the top of their game. You can lose yourself into it.” Of Saints and Outlaws has the feel of the Last of the Mohicans meets Deadwood. It is about three-quarters complete and slated for release this fall, in time for international film festival entry. You can view the movie’s demo-trailer at


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A sample of Nelson’s tastes Nelson is well-known for its vast array of no-host bar, raffles, free door prizes, and a fine restaurants and culinary creations. Any- silent auction, which includes over fifty loone that goes strolling along the busy streets cally donated, fine quality items. of the city around dinner time will know how You can be a part of the excitement as difficult it is to decide on just one place to some of the city’s talented chefs duel it out spend their evening dining. for your vote of the night’s A Taste of Nelson Thankfully, on September ‘Best Presentation Award’. Wednesday, September 25 25, you won’t have to make Relax in the hotel’s OspreyBaker Street Inn that decision. You’ll be able to Kestral room from 6 to 9 experience a collection of the p.m. and indulge guilt-free, city’s cutting-edge cuisine conveniently lo- knowing that all the proceeds from the evecated under one roof. ning will benefit the West Kootenay Chapter The West Kootenay Chapter of the Mul- of the MS Society. tiple Sclerosis Society invites you to this Tickets cost just $40 each or $300 to reyear’s 10th annual A Taste of Nelson, hosted serve a table for 8. They go on sale at noon at the Best Western Baker Street Inn. It is on September 3 and will be sold at Culinary a sit-down event offering excellent eats, a Conspiracy, located on 610 Baker Street.



Mountain & Road Bikes 20% off Suspension Forks On Sale Clothing Up to 75% off Demo Skis 50% off All ski and snowboard boots 50% off Select snowboards only $100 each Chariot Strollers 20% off Super sale discounts: In stock items only

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250.354.3831 FREE Shuttle drops from Sacred Ride all day Friday, Aug 23


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

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A wide variety of fresh, homemade foods for everyone. Enjoy Nelson’s best patio, or spend time in the turn of the century lounge or restaurant.

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BUFFET KING OF THE KOOTENAYS Authentic Cantonese & Szechaun Cuisine

702 Vernon St. Nelson Open Nightly from 5 pm 620 Herridge Lane Nelson 250 352 0101

Chocolates put Kootenay spin on South American tradition Brian Lawrence {vurb} contributor


fter a few years in the Kootenays and the better part of two years at the Yasodhara Ashram, Maureen Kalibri wasn’t sure what to do. The former conservation biologist came to the Kootenays seven years ago — her work dealing with songbirds and their habitat — and wound up at the ashram between contracts. And when the time came to chart a new course, a dream pointed the Riondel resident in the right direction. “I genuinely had a dream where I was making bee pollen chocolate truffles,” the St. Albert, Alta., native said. That led to a three-month online course to become a professional chocolatier, and, after a firefighting contract was completed, getting help from Community Futures to start Ambrosia Artisan Chocolates in 2011. Having travelled a fair amount in South America, naming the business was simple, as was sourcing the chocolate — considered ambrosia (“food of the gods”) to the Mayan, Aztec and Olmec cultures, where the cacao bean originated. “It carries many healing properties and has an interesting history,” says Kalibri on the Ambrosia website. “Mayans claim cacao has the potential to unlock hidden yearnings and reveal destinies.

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Ambrosia’s mission is about exploring and sharing the healing properties that cacao holds and experiencing its power.” The chocolate she uses comes from organic fair-trade cacao beans from Venezuela and Colombia, the latter of which she said isn’t known for chocolate, but is up and coming in the industry. Kalibri described her connection to the chocolate as “heart-centred.” “I know chocolate through the experiences of people and cultures,” she said. “I’ve been to South America quite a bit before, so I have that connection.” Creating the chocolate bars she offers has allowed her to use her imagination as she combines flavours, colours and textures in unexpected ways. “They’re all original,” she said. “I haven’t looked at a book or tried anything anyone else does.” The Mayan Tradition, for example, combines chocolate with spice, as the Mayans did when drinking ceremonial cacao. The Ambrosia bar takes it a step further, with the addition of purple corn to freshly ground black pepper and cinnamon. Inspired by the power of rose quartz, the Crystal Rose incorporates some unexpected ingredients — the 61 per cent dark chocolate is infused with high quality rose oil and Bolivian rose salt. Then there’s Radiance, which combines green and reds — wild raspberries, rooibos tea and peppermint — and

Maureen Kalibri was planned as a Christmas-season bar but was too popular to limit to the holidays. “It’s been one of the most popular,” said Kalibri. Ingredients in other bars include cardamom and coconut (Calliope), and blueberries, goji and açai berries, pumpkin seeds and hemp hearts (ColibriBerry). Seasonally, Kalibri also makes truffles, with flavours including ginger-

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bread, lavender-fennel, maple nut and raspberry espresso, along with whatever creation comes to mind. “That’s where new things can come through,” she said, but noted that not all of her ideas pan out (case in point: the avocado-cream cheese truffle). And if the bars and truffles weren’t enough, Kalibri has also created Nectar, a drink mix made of chocolate powder and shavings, and Ambrosia Beans, which are nibs that come plain or with chocolate or maple flakes. Whether it’s the creativity behind the flavours or simply the quality of the chocolate, Ambrosia chocolates have become a hit. “I’m sometimes amazed at the response I get,” Kalibri said. “I hear a lot of, ‘I’ve never had chocolate this good before.’ And people who don’t like chocolate say, ‘I’ll eat this again.’ ” She’s happy to hear that reaction — it just helps keep the creative juices flowing. “I like being able to create something a bit different and share what high-quality chocolate is,” she said. “The word alchemy comes to mind — blending different things and seeing how different ingredients mix. It’s like a dance.” For more information, visit or find “Ambrosia Artisan Chocolates” on Facebook. Ambrosia chocolate bars are available in Nelson at the Kootenay Co-op and Reo’s Videos.


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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.

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Recipes of the Week

Pickles in a jar

Ingredients Thinly sliced cucumber, enough to fill your jar Thinly sliced onion 2 cups sugar 1 cup vinegar 1 Tbsp pickling salt 1/2 tsp each tumeric, celery seed, mustard seed


Method Fill your jar with cucumbers and onions. Mix together sugar, vinegar, salt, and spices. Pour over cucumbers. Store in the fridge. It’s ready to go in a day.

Need something to cook? Past recipes can be found at facebook. com/nelsonvurb

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TNT Young Company production of Mary’s Wedding — directed by Stephen Fowler, and staring Gus Fowler and Sarah Jane Hicks — from Thursday to Saturday, August 15 to 17 and August 22 to 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the old Kootenay Christian Fellowship church (812 Stanley Street, across from Central School). Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students at the door or in advance at Sanderella Boutique (464 Baker Street). Nelson Youth Theatre presents Much Ado About Nothing on Friday, August 23 at 2:30 p.m. in "Ye Olde Quarry" in lower Gyro Park, just off the top of downtown Nelson’s Vernon Street. Admission by donation. Bring your own chair or blanket.


Gallery 716 is featuring a pop-up gallery installation, The Ties that Bind, by Vancouver artist Peter Sickert and Victoria artist Sarah Cowan until August 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. daily. The pop-up gallery is located at 716 Stanley Street. Vancouver photographer and video artist Adad Hannah’s exhibition of his project The Raft of Medusa (100 Mile House) is at Oxygen Art Centre until August 31. 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. The West Kootenay Camera Club’s 23rd annual Photo Show Winners Exhibition is on display at Kokanee Camera for the month of August. The Nelson Library is now showing Yvonne Vanens Munro’s weather-inspired acrylic landscapes paintings until the end of August.


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. When the town of Greenstone, Montana is thrown into chaos by a planned dam expansion, people from the United States and Canada form a cross-border alliance to save Sweet Grass Valley from flooding. Conflict erupts as passions collide. The complex relationship between people and nature provides a springboard for an intimate story of power by Kootenay author Andrea Wright. Wright reads from her novel Greenstone Rising on Thursday, August 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library. 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 info see

Booksmyth Undergound hosts a songwriter circle featuring Colin Easthope, Brandon Hoffman and Rhoniel on Friday, August 16. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the music starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $7 to $10, sliding scale. 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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On Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday August 16 to 19 and 20, the Nelson Civic Threatre will be screening Wolverine at 7:30 p.m. nightly and 1 p.m. on Sunday. Marvel Comic character, The Wolverine, is pushed to both his physical and emotional limits in modern day Japan. Confronted not only by lethal samurai steel he must also grapple with his own apparent immortality.


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.

Vancouver hip-hop artists Madchild will be at The Royal on Monday, August 19 with Slaine, Adlib, Brothers Grim and Wildcard. This is an all-ages event. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $100, which include an opportunity to meet Madchild and the crew one hour before the show (beginning at 6 p.m.). General admission tickets are $40. Non-VIP ticket holders will also have to pay a $2 re-entry fee if they leave the venue during the show. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available in advance at the Telus kiosk in the Chahko Mika mall.

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Spiritbar happily welcomes Australian roots-rocker Ash Grunwald back with his band on Thursday, August 22 for a late summer throwdown. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 9 p.m. Erin Ross will be performing at the Cedar Creek Cafe on Thursday, August 22. With a strong voice and great songwriting, she has a soulful country groove. Music usually begins at 6:30 p.m. and if weather allows, may be outside. Shred Kelly plays Spiritbar on Friday, August 23 with Tofu Stravinski. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information at the Hume Hotel. Pianist Maria Rapp and violinist Anke Steinmetzm both from Switzerland, will be at the Ravencourt B&B in Passmore on Friday, August 23 at 7 p.m. The theme for the evening is ‘Roundabout Vienna’ featuring the music of Schubert, Mozart and Beethoven. Admission is by donation and all proceeds go to the musicians. Ravencourt B&B is a large straw-bale home located at at 4615 Upper Passmore Road. For info phone 250-226-7801. Sarah Jane Scouten rolls into the Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw on Friday, August 23 around 6:30 p.m. This Montrealbased artist is touring in support Of Magpie Waltz, her all-string, all-acoustic record. Faraguna Brothers play Spiritbar on Saturday, August 24 with Rafferty Funksmith. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information at the Hume Hotel. Get ready for the Vultures to play at the Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw on Saturday, August 24. This Rosslandbased group is noted for their tight harmonies and great covers. It’ll be a great night of music starting around 6:30 p.m. Montreal’s Audio Architect will be at Spiritbar on Friday, August 30 with Emma Star. Doors open at 10 p.m.

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August 16, 2013 edition of the Nelson Star

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