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Friday, September 13 • 2013

Vol. 6 • Issue 22

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Green light for Silica Street house See Page 3 Local Government

Downtown Business Fights Graffiti

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ther-in-law Helmuth, who owns the building, for coming up with the idea of using graffiti to prevent graffiti. They have been so pleased with the outcome that Mayrhofer plans to ask for city permission to have Stevenson also paint the east-facing wall, which would give the artist a canvas the full height of the building. “We’re celebrating our 60th

The City of Nelson stands to gain more than $100,000 in new revenue for continuing to offer its existing curb side recycling program when the province shifts to a new product stewardship program. Under the new BC recycling regulations coming into effect in May 2014, the costs associated with managing end-oflife recycling of printed paper and packaging will shift from municipal governments to industry. So if, for example, you buy a new computer the brand owner or first seller will be responsible for the cost of collecting and processing all the packaging it came with. A non-profit agency called Multi-Material BC will be in charge of collecting a recycling fee from businesses and distributing that money to municipalities like Nelson who have opted to continue collecting recycling. The city also had the option to stop collecting recycling and have MMBC pay a private contractor to pick it up instead. But city manager Kevin Cormack explained at this week’s council meeting that the city will receive a financial incentive of $32 per household for continuing to collect the blue bags from

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Vogue Photographic is fighting spray paint with spray paint. Tired of seeing the back of their Baker Street shop tagged by graffiti vandals, Vogue coowners Gabriele Mayrhofer and her husband Michael decided to have their alley entrance painted by a pro. They hired Nelson artist Bryn Stevenson, who worked on the Colours of Nelson project under

the Nelson bridge and Boomtown Sports mural on Hall Street. He turned the wall into a colourful work of art bearing the company name in five-foot tall bubble letters. “The neighbouring business owners have been telling me that I might have started a trend with this,” Mayrhofer said. “Everyone is tired of the little graffiti doodles showing up on everything, and this is a way to reclaim our property.” She credits her 89-year-old fa-

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It’s a heartwarming tale of friends helping Friends. Earlier this week, 3.5-yearold Paige Purcell and her mom Andrea attended the monthly Friends of the Family board meeting with the mission of delivering a huge “thank you” to the local organization that helps families dealing with costly illness. In her little hand was a cheque for $6,992, the results of a highly successful Facebook auction her mom held earlier this summer. “We wanted to help give

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items from an array of local businesses and people bid on them, in many cases offering more than the items were actually worth. “What was amazing is that it was really just one person,” said Friends of the Family chairperson Pat Dooley. “She has given back many more times than what we provided the family.” Auctions on Facebook are nothing new, but Andrea Purcell had never taken on such a project. She was pleased with the outcome that exceeded her expectations. “I learned a lot,” she said. “But through this entire NEW LISTING!

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Silica Street house approved

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Nelson city council reluctantly approved a development variance permit for a modern, flat roof home to be built on a narrow infill lot between two heritage homes in the 800-block of Silica Street. Council had rejected property owner Kelley Deon’s initial request for a permit last November, sending him back to the drawing board to either redesign the home to be two feet narrower to fit within the allowed land use designation or modify the exterior finishings to appeal to council’s desire to have the home match the neighbourhood. Deon opted for the latter. “I have contacted a local heritage consultant for advice. I have written each concerned neighbour to show them design adjustments and address some of their concerns,” Deon wrote in his new permit request. Some of the changes included trading the tin and Hardy Plank siding for a more traditional looking burnt cedar finish, and adding a one-foot roof overhang with exposed joists to break up the boxed look. Deon estimated those additions will increase his building costs by $15,000. “We tried drawing a pitched roof, but it looked very strange on a 17-foot house,” he noted in his letter.

2 to 3 Doctors in Clinic Every Week Day Painting by local artist Catherine McIntosh showing what the modern home would look like between the heritage homes on Silica Street. image submitted

A painting of the street with the addition of the modern home was also provided for council’s consideration. Most councillors agreed that though they weren’t thrilled about the overall design of the house, the compromise on the exterior finishings made it more acceptable for the neighbourhood. They also acknowledged that if they rejected the variance, it wouldn’t stop the owner from building the same style house a little narrower. “I appreciate the effort the proponent has gone through to make this more acceptable to the neighbourhood,” councillor Donna Macdon-

ald said. “I’m not 100 percent jumping for joy about it, but I can accept it as a reasonable compromise in the circumstances, given how narrow the lot is.” The 25-foot wide lot would allow for a 15-foot wide home without a permit, but the property owner wants to build 17-feet wide. He said if he made the house narrower, he would have to make it longer, which would block his neighbours’ sun and impact their property value. Councillor Robin Cherbo was the only councillor who voted against granting the variance permit. “This building stuck in

that area could detract from the value of the other homes on the street by being so modern,” he argued. “If it was put on the waterfront somewhere, it would be more acceptable. In that neibourhood it’s just going to sticks out really badly.” Ultimately council agreed to give the home owner the permit, with the condition that he stick with the exterior materials and colours laid out in the application. The finished structure will have a 2,000 square foot, three bedroom home on the upper two floors with a 620 square foot, one bedroom rental suite below.

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Duhamel Creek training for direct action ‘unfortunate’ KIRSTEN HILDEBRAND Nelson Star Reporter

The Ministry of Forests is calling Duhamel Creek resident’s need to resort to direct action “unfortunate.” Some members of the community attended a workshop on the weekend that was held to provide non-violent strategies to those intending to continue pressure aimed at stopping logging in their watershed. “It’s unfortunate that some local residents feel the need that they need to resort to direct action,” said ministry spokesperson Brennan Clarke. “The Ministry does not condone any activities that support or promote the public in taking any unlawful actions that would interfere with legally approved activities on Crown lands.”

Clarke explains Kalesnikoff Lumber’s plans in the Duhamel Creek area recognize both water quality and soil stability objectives for operations.

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Continued from Page 1 year in business next year, and we’d like to roll out the new mural as part of the anniversary celebration,” Mayrhofer said. “If we do something cool with the wall, it could end up becoming an extension of the photo studio — we could use it as a backdrop for our photos.” There’s a couple other businesses that have alleyway artwork: The Kootenay Co-op Grocery Store has a graffiti-style mural on its backside and the Capitol Theatre uses its rear wall to paint the name of plays put on by the Youth Theatre Program. But for the most part, downtown alleys remain a patchwork of grey paint tones used to cover tags and other unwanted graffiti. “I’d much rather have our walls painted with something of our choosing,” Mayrhofer said. “It would be great if more businesses followed suit. Nelson is such an artistic community, why not use that and get rid of some of the problem Blackpress 2.833 x 3 graffiti at the same time.”

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assessment to ensure that their logging was not in an area susceptible to slides.” Residents said they feel pushed to pursue direct action because information hasn’t been forthcoming and regional district director Ron Mickel has said consultation has been lacking. Clarke said that all legal requirements have been met. Kalesnikoff ’s forest stewardship plan was advertised before submitting to the district manager for approval. “We understand that Kalesnikoff also notified the Duhamel Creek water use group prior to starting their operations; and has also had several meetings with the group in response to their concerns,” said Clarke. About a dozen people attended the non-violence training workshop.

Couple on route to beach victim of tirade Nelson Star Staff

An aggressive man confronted a young couple on their way to Red Sands beach earlier this week. On Monday, the 59-year-old man immediately started to yell and threaten the couple for being at the beach. They tried to keep their distance but the man, known to police, continued his “tirade, threatening the couple and throwing rocks at them,” said Sgt. Paul Bayes of the Nelson Police Department. “When the male backed away for a moment, they managed to flee the area unharmed,” he said. Police were able to locate the male a short distance away and he will appear in court in Nelson to answer to charges of uttering threats and assault with a weapon.

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Friends and neighbours are again ramping it up for Pat Henman — this time, literally. For the past two days, a handy crew has been hard at work building a wheelchair ramp at the home of the local woman who has returned to Nelson. Henman is still on the road to recovery, but is finally back in Nelson at the Kootenay Lake Hospital. It was time to make her home accessible. RJ Warren organized the construction project and soon had Paul Hinton and Doug Taylor on board. They picked up supplies — offered at a fraction of the price at Home Hardware — Tuesday morning and by the end of Wednesday a ramp to access Henman’s home was nearly done. Jumping in with a helping hand follows several community-organized fundraisers held to support the family after a horrific car accident almost took Henman’s life in early June. Her daughter Maia Vezina was also critically injured. “This is a continuation of what the community did to help,” said Warren. “It’s part of what people in Nelson are all about. I see that in Paul. I see that in Doug.” While construction is not Warren’s forte, help with design from Bernie Zimmer and the hands of Hinton and Taylor ensured the feel-good project went off without a hitch. “You got to have people who know what they are doing,” said Warren. “I can’t speak highly enough of these guys.” While the ramp is built outside, Henman’s husband Larry Vezina is happily working in their house making it ready to bring his wife home after not knowing if she’d make it a few months ago. Henman has been bed ridden for much of the past three months and is slowly making a transition to small outings. “When the ramp is done, we will bring her home for an hour,” said Vezina.

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He’s been seeing a difference in her spirit since returning to her home community. After much of her recovery spent at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Henman was relocated to Kelowna. Then, September 5, she came to Nelson by ambulance. It was a rough road trip that took it’s toll but she was “so damn happy to be here” she perked up immediately, said Vezina. Henman has come a long way considering one doctor told Vezina after the crash, “I put her odds at very slim to none.” Every person who’s viewed her medical chart since has called her a “medical miracle.” “Scientifically speaking, she just blew all the odds. She pulled it off.” Should things go smoothly, Vezina hopes to have Henman at home within three weeks. She would continue to

have care on her abdominal wounds and work on rehabilitation from there. “She’s still in the healing process but that healing is going very well,” said Vezina. “But it’s 100 per cent Pat Henman, there’s no missing that, in spirit and in mind.” Their daughter Maia is a force of her own making, achieving her goal of returning to university classes this fall. Her parents worry as she tackles three courses from her wheelchair while continuing rehabilitation. “She’s managing it all on her own,” said Vezina. “But she’d be the first to tell you she’s a little overwhelmed with all the balls in the air.” In an apartment with roommates, “she’s just flat on getting on with her life,” said her dad.

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terminate the contract with six months notice. “This is an opportunity to generate new revenue that we can direct towards other programs,” Cormack said. He doesn’t expect it will lead to any change in the fees homeowners pay on their annual utilities bill. The city collects $40 per single-family household for garbage and recycling collection. Residents also pay $1.75 for a garbage tag on each bag of

trash left at the curb. Councillor Donna Macdonald pointed out that under the new recycling program residents will be able to drop off recyclable materials like styrofoam and packaging film in bins at a recycling depot, the way glass is dropped off now. “This is going to lead to a reduction of recyclable materials in our waste stream,” Macdonald said. “I think it’s a really positive change.”

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Politicians who have left their mark

s you’ve likely heard, my days as a local journalist are numbered. Nineteen years pounding out stories and watching the history of this community unfold before my eyes will end next Friday. It’s an emotional time for me and I’m extremely grateful for all the kind words I’ve been getting via email, on the street and on Facebook. It’s that outpouring that will make these next few days even more difficult as I once again realize what an awesome privilege it has been to be part of it for so long. As I get set to take my exit, I figured it’s time to take some parting shots. Just kidding, not my style. But over the years I’ve witnessed many political personalities and it would be silly to leave without at least mentioning some of them. When I first started writing this column, the list had 10 names. It still does. Due to my wordiness, unfortunately you will have to check out this column online at nelsonstar. com to see what I have to say about the other five.

Jim Gouk ouk is a very likable guy and the fact he was elected as our MP four times is proof. After covering his moves as our MP for a couple of years, Gouk attempted to recruit me as his assistant. He came to my house one day in an effort to win me over. I finally had to say: “Look, I’m not sure my core beliefs fit in well with the Reform Party. The party’s stances on gay marriage and the legalization of marijuana — to name just a couple — are


troubling. I don’t think I can do it.” Gouk responded: “I don’t believe in every part of the platform either, this is just the closest vehicle I have to represent the people of this riding.” The politicians I respect most are the ones willing to listen, adjust their views and truly represent the people. Gouk wasn’t afraid to cross his own party and it sometimes landed him trouble. Though I passed on the job, it had nothing to do with the respect I had for Gouk as a representative. Gary Exner bsolutely the most divisive individual on this list. Exner was the kind of guy who would drop the gloves first and then ask questions later. I know that well because I played hockey with him for many years. During a tremendously tumultous period of his tremendously tumultous stint as mayor, Exner called me over to his office for some advice. I don’t recall the details, but I do know in the end I told him “take the high ground.” It was advice he naturally ignored, but I was flattered that he even cared enough to ask me for it. Exner was a great guy and great teammate. I’m not sure if his reign as mayor will get as glowing a review, but there never seemed to be a dull moment in those early years of my reporting on City Hall.


Corky Evans his list includes some pretty big and important personalities, but Evans eclipses them all. His style and approach fit in so well in the


Kootenays, his political legend will live on for a very long time. Evans’ accomplishments were significant, on a smaller local scale and taking a shot at becoming premier of this province. By the end of the NDP reign, he was one of the most powerful and respected individuals in his caucus. It was well earned. It’s no secret that I’m not a huge fan of the provincial NDP. I sparred with Evans both in person and on the pages of the Daily News many times. All the while, the respect I had for him constantly grew. Even when he was minister of health, Evans would stop by the office with his dirt-covered overalls and baseball cap pulled down low. He would just stop by to say hello, but it always ended up in a spirited debate of some sort. Evans always made you feel at ease and that’s when true political dialogue is best. Never personal, just an exchange of ideas. John Dooley he best trait Dooley has is that he’s an everyman. Comfortable in almost every situation and with almost any type of person, Dooley is easy company. The most effective politicians are those who have lived a life that’s relatable. Dooley is an immigrant with a deep appreciation for his new country. He’s a drywaller by trade, a family man at heart and, unfortunately for him, a die-hard Vancouver Canucks fan. Dooley is also a scrapper. Though his approach is thankfully less combative than Exner, Dooley likes to get his way. It has made him some enemies along the way, but his


overall approach gains him many more allies. When he ran for mayor against a very likable Dave Elliott, many didn’t give him a chance. Though a solid councillor, when the campaign started Dooley didn’t have much in the way of support. Undeterred, he kept delivering his message and knocking on doors. Early on in the campaign he was putting up his own money to buy ads in the newspaper. By the end, Dooley had won over so many people that he had more money than he knew what do with. More than anything, Dooley has become a true statesman. He is an excellent representative of this community outside the borders of Nelson. Dooley is enthusiastic and wears his love for this community on his sleeve. He will go down as one of the greatest mayors this community has ever had. Donna Macdonald hen I arrived at the Daily News way back in the mid-’90s, I was a frightened cub reporter. Unsure of myself and intimidated by covering politics (I was trained in newspapers as a sports reporter), my first council meeting was unnerving. My biggest welcome that first night came from Donna Macdonald. She greeted me with a handshake, a smile and welcomed me to City Hall. To a young reporter and newcomer to the community, that simple gesture was massive. Without her warmth that day, I may not have made it this far. Over the last 19 years she has been the one political constant for me. Even though she took a couple of brief exits, she has been there helping


guide the community with her inclusive approach and wise ways. Like several others on this list, I have not always agreed with Macdonald. Our views clash on several issues. It wasn’t always easy, but never was it personal Macdonald has taught me more about community than any other local leader. Politics is a constant battle between the heart and the head. When I arrived to Nelson from a conservative upbringing in Alberta, I was very much powered by the head. By observing her over the years, Macdonald has taught me it’s the heart that matters most. We’re told it’s vital for journalists to keep their distance from those they report on. Getting too close is dangerous for a great number of reasons. In a small community like Nelson, that lesson is often too difficult to follow. In my case, I’ve managed to forge very meaningful personal relationships with many of those I have questioned and debated with over the years. It was always a delicate balance, but for the most part I pulled it off. Every person on this list (and those in the online version including Michelle Mungall, Dave Elliott, Doug Jay, Alex Atamanenko and Judy Gayton) has left a scar I’m proud to have earned. Their trust in me to help document their leadership will be forever appreciated and the lessons they’ve taught me along the way will never be forgotten. Bob Hall is the editor at the Nelson Star. he can be reached at

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Wayne Germaine Serving Nelson & Area Since 1987.

Editor ‘kept an even keel’

I first wrote for the Nelson Daily News in the mid-1990s. Bob Hall was a staff reporter; I was a stringer. When I was asked to pinchhit for Lara Schroeder’s position pending a permanent hire, Bob was kind and helpful, and made me feel welcome. While I was there I learned the challenge of churning out news stories (in my case, pretty soft news stories), trying to maintain journalistic integrity while accepting kudos and dodging barbs. This community has always been one of strong opinions. I couldn’t imagine doing it day in, day out and keeping an even keel — but Bob always seemed to. Eventually, Bob became editor and I continued writing columns and submitting press releases for all kinds of community causes

in which I was involved. I always felt I had an ally in Bob as another person who cared deeply about the community. Even when we disagreed, it was with a fundamental respect. I was disappointed at the loss of Nelson’s daily paper but watched as Bob took what could have been a cookie-cutter bi-weekly and worked to make it a newspaper that responded to, and reflected, the community: accessible, inclusive, and honest. As the Star moves forward as a strong, community-centered paper, we’ll miss you, Bob. Best of luck in the new job! And thanks for two good decades of journalistic friendship. Anne DeGrace Bonnington 7

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Community Events Learning in Retirement registration starts Friday, September 13. Retirees are invited to come to Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus room 118 between 10 and 11:30 a.m. to meet the instructors of this fall’s multisession courses. For info phone Anni 250-354-3206.

51, located at 717 Vernon Street. Meeting commences at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 2. Tea and goodies will be served after the meeting. Some of the activities enjoyed at the centre include bridge, crib, whist, dominos, chess and snooker. For further information, call 250352-7078 weekday afternoons.

The Canadian Federation of University Women’s first meeting of the year is Tuesday, September 17 at 5:30 p.m. New members welcome. For more information please visit our website: nelsoncfuw/home or contact us at

Kaslo-area residents can bring household hazardous waste to Vimy Park on Sunday, September 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. While Nelson residents will get their opportunity on Saturday, October 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nelson Leafs Bottle Depot. Accepted items include poisonous, flammable and corrosive items, as well as lights (bulbs and tubes) and alarms (smoke and carbon monoxide). For a complete list of accepted items, look online at or call 1-800-268-7325.

Ascension Lutheran Church hosts a free spaghetti dinner on Wednesday, September 18 at Rosemont School. All are welcome. Nelson Neptune Swim Club is having its Annual General Meeting on Monday, September 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Nelson and District Community Complex in the Multi-Purpose Room. Come and help build the future of the Neptunes. Nelson Civic Theatre’s first annual general meeting is Sunday, September 22 at 1 p.m. Vote for new board members and to change bylaws. Doors open at noon for a pre-AGM social. After the meeting there will be a free movie. Note: you must be a member to attend; no memberships will be sold at the meeting. Transition Nelson is hosting a picnic in the park on Sunday, September 22 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Rotary Shelter in Lakeside Park. Come and meet the participants and leaders of “Transition Streets” and “Good Neighbours.” Bring a potluck item to share, and your own plate and cutlery. For info visit or call 250352-1746. All seniors welcome to the monthly meeting of the Senior Citizens’ Association Branch No.

Weekly meetings Storytimes are back at the Nelson Library. Programs include “Preschool Storytime” for ages three to five on Wednesdays from September 25 to November 13 at 10:15 a.m. and “Tales for Twos” for two- and three-yearolds on Saturdays from September 28 to November 16 at 10:15 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Preregister by calling 250-352-6333 or email An infertility support group meets Wednesday, September 25 at the Kalein Hospice Centre (402 Richards Street West) from 7 to 9 p.m. Receive support from others who are having similar experiences. More information at 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

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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. The St. Saviour’s Anglican Church Food Pantry is open every Friday 9 to 11 a.m. at 701 Ward Street (Silica Street side entrance) to all those in need. Barrier free, everyone welcome. 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 please call 250-352-3391 or pick up a complete meeting list at the Cellar during meeting times. Fundraisers The Terry Fox Run for cancer research is Sunday, September 15 at Lakeside Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the run goes at 9:30 a.m. Route lengths vary from 1 km to 10 km. All are welcome. No entry fee or minimum donation required. A chili cook off will be held at the Rotary Shelter at Lakeside Park on Saturday, September 21. Tasting starts at 4:30 p.m. Sample five chili recipes for $5, 10 for $8 or 20 for $15. Proceeds to the Choices Pregnancy Centre. For more info call 250-7771212. Hike for the Hospice, a charity walk to benefit the Nelson Hospice Society, goes Sunday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. Register at

Kootenay Lake Hospital Auxiliary will be selling raffle tickets at the Chahko Mika Mall on Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28. But your tickets for $1 for a chance to win an iPad and other great prizes. All proceeds help support the hospital. The Friends of the Nelson Municipal Library will be holding their annual book sale in the evenings of Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26. Donations of lightly-used fiction books will be accepted by library staff until October 5. Workshops Argentine Tango Lessons with Heather Grant and Beth Hargreaves are back in Nelson at a new location — 812 Stanley Street — across from Central School. Classes include “beginner tango” and “ongoing beginner” on Tuesdays evenings, and “teen tango” and “queer tango” on Wednesday evenings. There is also a Wednesday night class available at Playmor Junction Church for Valley residents. Classes start September 12. For more information and to register contact Heather at 2hvgrant@ or 250-226-7229; or Beth at or 250-352-5081. Learn Taoist Tai Chi in one month, starting September 13 (open house with no obligation) and continuing until October 18. Classes are Mondays and Fridays 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Senior’s Association (717 Vernon Street). All ages welcome, no previous experience necessary. Contact or look online at Kate Bridger, author of Nest Building, is offering a free workshop on Thursday, September 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Nelson Library. Space is limited; please call 250-505-5684 or email to participate. Learn simple, powerful energy medicine technique to enhance your health and well-being. Eden

energy medicine 101 includes a Five Minute Daily Routine to keep your energies humming every day. The workshop offers seven hours of instruction over two evenings, October 2 and 9. Contact to register. Are you a birth parent or adoptee impacted by forced adoption? A free, four-week, information and healing group is available for you at the Nelson Health Unit beginning Tuesday, October 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. Contact P’nina Shames at 250-5057254 for more info, no later than September 20, to sign up. Every Friday, Community Threads meets at Nelson and District Women’s Centre from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet, spin, embroider and make rag rugs. On Wednesdays, Community Threads offers quilting lessons from 9 a.m. to noon. Women of all ages welcome. Call 250-551-4951 for information. Markets Cottonwood Market is held every Saturday at Cottonwood Falls Park featuring live music, regional produce, eggs, great savory and sweet foods, and a variety of unique products. The Harrop Farmer’s Market runs Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lots of organic produce available, as well as honey and preserves. For info call 250-2295370. Winlaw Sunday Market is every Sunday at Sleep Is For Sissies from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring local produce, artisans, handmade goods and kids’ games. 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. Salmo Valley Farmers Market goes every Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Come for fresh produce and baking, as well as live music, dinner and kids activities.

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The online world is full of imperfection, a lesson the Nelson Star has learned with our pizza contest. In our online search for Nelson’s Best Pizza, we have featured delicious pies on the pages of our paper and asked folks to vote for the best. It’s with regret that we have to announce that the contest has been fraught with difficulties and we are unable to declare a winner. “It is very unfortunate and we feel terrible about the decision, but I don’t think in good conscience that we can name a winner when there are so many variables that need to be looked at,” said publisher Karen Bennett. There were some oversights in the initial set up of the contest by the Star, and over the course of the contest that lead to staff examining all of the registrations and votes. At the close of the contest, on exami-

The bad news is we won’t be declaring a winner in Nelson’s Best Pizza contest. The good news is there will continue to be great pizza all over town.

nation of the voting, a significant amount of non-legitimate votes were registered in the contest. “We believed that by setting up the contest with registered voting, we would be able to deter over enthusiastic pizza lovers from voting multiple times. Unfortunately, this was not the case,” said Bennett. The decision to not declare a winner is disappointing for

everyone, but there is a silver lining. “The idea of the contest is really supposed to be a fun, and different way for advertisers to promote their business,” said Bennett. “Over the past few weeks, we are satisfied that we were able to bring our readers some stories on the fantastic pizza offerings this community has available. In that sense, this contest was a great success.”


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Mike Hurley participated in his first Terry Fox run 33 years ago. It was also Nelson’s first event and today, the Marathon of Hope still inspires people to make their own run for cancer. “I think the biggest part is Terry’s connection to Canadians,” said Hurley when asked what continually draws people to the run. “While he did have a spark to him, he also had a real sense of humanity.” While Fox became famous for his inspirational run, he never intended to be a star. He wanted his cross Canada run to bring attention to others suffering with cancer. Hurley remembers being affected by Fox’s story that drew him into the first event held in Nelson. There were nearly 1,000 people who made that run from Lakeside Park to the Taghum Bridge. “I clearly remember that day,” said the man who now helps organize the annual run. Students followed Fox’s run that started in St. John’s, Newfoundland on April 12, 1980 with little attention. As he crossed the country enthusiasm grew and grew. When he cut his cross-country run short near Thunder

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Bay, the entire nation was shocked and saddened. “I was in Grade 11 when Terry passed away and I can remember when my teacher came in to announce he’d passed away… It was shocking to me, and to all of us,” said Hurley. “Our whole class and probably most of L.V. Rogers was involved in that first run.” As other worthy events came along over the years, participation dwindled somewhat and Hurley became concerned that the Terry Fox Run had run its course. Then last year, over 200 people participated

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with the Kootenay Rhythm Dragon boat team helping organize and Kristi Crowe promoting on social media helping to draw a crowd. “I think there’s also a younger group of families that are starting to connect and understand about Terry,” said Hurley. This year’s Terry Fox run is being held this Sunday starting at Lakeside Park’s flagpole. There is no entry fee and no minimum required donation. Participants can turn around at any point along the run and participate on foot, by wheelchair or on bikes.

“It’s a non-competitive event,” said Hurley. “Terry’s message always was, ‘you just give a dollar.’ You don’t have to go out and raise thousands and thousands of dollars, or even hundreds of dollars. If you come and give a dollar, you are part of the Marathon of Hope.” Registration this Sunday is at 9 a.m. with the run starting at 9:30 a.m. It goes until 11 a.m. “It’s an opportunity to remember cancer is still here. We haven’t beaten it yet and we still need to raise money because there is work to do,” he said.

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Head Out to Kokanee Creek

It takes a tribe to raise a kokanee NANCIE DOHAN Nelson Star Reporter

A flash of crimson red along the rippled beige and burnt orange gravel catches my eye as I wander along the spawning channel that parallels Kokanee Creek within Kokanee Creek Provincial Park, 19 km west of Nelson. Bob Hall photo The kokanee salmon have involves a dissection of a their own backyards. begun the final chapter of spawned-out kokanee, an The kokanee salmon not their life’s journey to spawn only receive the admiration and die in the creek they were introduction to the lifecycle and natural history of the and support of the young born in a mere three years kokanee salmon and the people of the Columbia ago. fisheries management of Basin. The dedicated volunI’m spellbound as I watch the channel and its redfish. teers of the Ecosociety and each land-locked salmon the Friends of West Kootenay Sponsored by the West Arm giving up their strength to achieve their greatest journey Outdoors club, Gord Gruner- Parks keep the doors of the ud, president of the club says, Kokanee Creek Park Visitor on the banks of the creeks “The Kokanee Salmon School Centre open throughout the and tributaries flowing into summer season when the Program allows the students Kootenay Lake. kokanee salmon first begin The story begins, not from to experience the kokanee salmon life cycle and observe to swim upstream in midthe dams built in the 1960’s August. Lacking any funding the importance of a healthy with the Columbia River from the provincial governwatershed ecosystem. Treaty but 12,000 years ago ment since all interpretive “This whole process takes when the glaciers retreated funding was cut in the provplace annually in our back leaving the ocean-going yard and most people are un- ince in 2001, the Kokanee sockeye salmon with limited Creek Visitor Centre options — adapt or is currently operdie. And so they did DEALS DEALS LS A ated by the EcosoE — adapt — to living D LS EA DEALS DEALS D ciety, however with a in freshwater, foregoDEALS DEAing shadow of its former LS the “smolt” stage EAsaltwaprovincially–supportof adaptingDto LS ed level of interpreter in the estuaries of tive programming. the Pacific Ocean. This year in parZoom forward in ticular is an exceptime to the presenttional one. A fantastic day spawning chanopportunity to visit nel built in 1985. The the spawning chaneffects of channelizing Kootenay Lifestyle Specialists nel in Kokanee Creek the creek in the 1970s Park awaits you in the to prevent flooding of Kevin Layla next couple of weeks. the provincial camp250-354-2958 250.354.3369 The total number of ground effectively kokanee in the chanwashed away the We never stop moving ® nel is estimated to be good gravel substrate over 8,000. that the kokanee And so the tribe needed depended on to lay their eggs, aware of this natural event. I would encourage all residents to raise the kokanee salmon and hence fewer and fewer and to raise awareness of this to visit Kokanee Creek and fish returned to the creek to witness the kokanee return to precious resource expands spawn. Merrell, Teva, Salmon,Timberland & Patagona to include many, near and spawn.“ This and other reasons far, that have the health and Generous funding supprompted the Habitat ConDEALS DEALS DEAL Select Styles Only S DEAL S the DEAL continued welfare of the port for servation Trust Fund and S the school program kokanee salmon at the heart is provided by the ColumMinistry of Environment to of their decision-making as bia Basin Trust, the Nelson build the spawning channel the kokanee salmon continue Police and Friends Fishing with the goal of enhancing to thrive and survive in years the kokanee fisheries. A por- Derby held every October, to come. BC Hydro and the Nelson tion of hunting and angling Bring your family and Legion (Branch #51). On licence fees continues to friends to view the kokanee average 2,000 students from maintain and support the salmon at Kokanee Creek, the Basin have participated spawning channel and much and please leave your pets at in the KSSP each year for in-kind support is also prohome. If you decide to bring the past 25 years. That adds vided by provincial fisheries your dog, please have it on a up to roughly 50,000 young management. leash as the fish scare easily, people that have grown up As sure as the kokanee and need to conserve all the learning about the imporgather to spawn, youth from depleted energy they have, tance of healthy ecosystems the Columbia Basin con333 Baker Street, Nelson V1L 4H6 and in addition, freshly-laid and waterways for fish and gregate in large numbers at (250) 352-6411 eggs could be crushed under beyond to the communities the Kokanee Salmon School in which they live. All here in the gravel. Program to a field trip that

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Howdy, Pahdnah


In which the Library gets along, little doggie

s we gallop headlong into Library Month (where is September going?), I find myself anything but saddleweary. The fact that we’re all about partnerships — pahdnahships in cowboy parlance — guarantees a smooth trail, with friends around the campfire. Pass those beans. Our campfire buddies include the Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, the Heritage Credit Union, and more. With School District #8 we’ve developed school visits and a courier service; with EcoSave, we brought you the Kill-a-Watt power consumption monitor. And we’ll be amblin’ back to Winlaw School on the third Thursday of each month with our mobile collection. We’re looking for a partner to develop a technology petting zoo, so you can look your tech hoss in the mouth, so to speak

(that is, get some handson time with all those cool devices). Contact Chief Cowgirl — uh, librarian — June Stockdale if you’d like to pahdnah up: jstockdale@ Kootenay Library Federation is partnership writ large. There are 19 libraries in the KLF, spanning the East and West Kootenays. There’s strength in numbers, no matter what trail you’re riding: KLF arranges author readings for all ages (Kate Bridger’s Nest Building interior design workshop on September 26 is a KLF-organized event), helps the bottom line through consortium buying, and brings us all together every few years to butt heads with good ideas. This year, the Kootenay Library Conference in Fairmont Hot Springs even offers a workshop on building partnerships. At the end of the day, we can soak our travel weary bones

(and if anyone tells me to go soak my head, I might do that, too). Campfire brew gets better in October when we launch our fall fundraiser. For the second year, community partner Oso Negro will create a special blend we’ll call Page Turner: Percolating Plots and Passionate Pursuits, set in whatever countries those masters-ofthe-bean come up with for a rich, dark roast. Chocolate is close to this librarian’s heart (actually, all of us here at NPL) and so Nelson’s Chocofellar is also a beloved partner. They work their magic with their wonderful light and dark chocolate bars, and we create literary bookspine labels to tickle any booklover’s palate. Riders of the Purple Raisin by Zane Grey, anyone? The biggest problem we have with this partnership has to do with consumption — we are perhaps our best custom-

ers — but then, partnership begins at home. Which is a good segue into another sort of homebased partnership, because the library — community hub that we are — wants to spread the wealth of our busy library to community groups who’d like to reach out. “Connect”, after all, joins “imagine” and “discover” as the three key ideas that turn our wheels. Mosey on down, sidle up to the special table set up in our lounge area, and let folks know what your gang is up to. In the past we’ve hosted Kootenay Co-op Radio and Learning in Retirement, among others. To pahdnah in this way, contact Anne at 250-505-5684 or Galloping horses and running metaphors aside, it’s good to have friends, and the library is the place to find them. Pull up a stump and join us. It’s always warm and friendly here. Until then... happy trails to you.

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Anne DeGrace is the Adult Services Coordinator at the Nelson Public Library. Her column runs every other Friday.

THE CAPITOL THEATRE IS HOLDING OPEN AUDITIONS FOR THE CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME SUNDAy SEPTEMbER 15TH. The Capitol Theatre presents its 26th Annual Christmas Pantomime this year staging “RAPUNZEL”. 10:00 am: Actors aged 13 and under are invited to audition with a parent who is willing to be in the show. Please note that there are a limited number of spaces for young actors in this year’s production. 1:00 pm: Actors aged 14 and over. Callbacks will be on Monday, September 16th from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. No appointments necessary. There is no need to prepare a song; everyone will learn a song and a dance throughout the audition. The Capitol Panto Auditions customarily attract over 100 performers for around 50 parts. The Capitol Panto is a mainstay of local theatre featuring members of the community in often ridiculous and hilarious roles. This year’s panto performances take place Thursday through Sunday December 5th-8th. The Panto is an annual fundraising event for the Capitol Theatre Restoration Society and is an integral part of its continued operation.

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Kootenay Storytelling Festival

Special to the Nelson Star

Have you ever explored the stars with a real mission scientist as a guide? The Kootenay Storytelling Festival is offering the chance to do just that, with a unique evening of storytelling and star-gazing on September 21. One of the festival storytellers, UBC Professor Jaymie Matthews, is an astrophysical “gossip columnist,” unveiling the hidden lifestyles of stars by eavesdropping on “the music of the spheres.” “I like to think that I study the body language of stars,” he says. “You can learn a lot about a person from how she moves and acts. If she’s cold or nervous, she might quiver, for example. It turns out that many stars quiver as well, not because they’re cold, but because of sound waves bouncing around inside their interiors.” Matthews describes his version of an interstellar iPod as Canada’s first space telescope, MOST (Microvariability & Oscillations of STars). MOST detects vibrations in the light of ringing stars too subtle to be seen by the largest telescopes on Earth. MOST also makes Professor Matthews an “astropaparazzo” by helping him spy on planets around other

stars that might be homes for alien celebrities. Celebrities? Maybe not beings like the fictional Vulcans, says Matthews, but even the discovery of extraterrestrial microbes on another world would qualify those microbes as newsmakers of the century.

Jaymie Matthews

As mission scientist leading the Canadian Space Agency’s MOST project, and a Professor of Astrophysics in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of British Columbia, Matthews and his team are trying to revise the biography of our Sun — past and future — by studying its neighbours in our galactic city, the Milky Way. You may have caught one of his many media adventures on CBC TV and radio, The Knowledge Network, the Discovery Channel, Space: The Imagination Station — the list goes on. Stars and star-gazing run close to the heart of this year’s Kootenay Storytelling Festival. “Knowing that Jaymie

would be joining us inspired a loose theme for this year’s festival,” says the festival’s creative producer, Avia Moore. “I started thinking about how the sky is such a prevalent theme in stories of all cultures. And no wonder... the sky is an enchanting and powerful part of our world and our lives.” The festival is featuring an evening event with Professor Matthews and Wayne Holmes, local astronomer and host of Taghum Hall’s Starry Nights. This is a special opportunity to experience the skies through Holmes’ telescopes with Mission Scientist Matthews as a guide. Saturday, September 21 at 9 p.m., the telescopes will be close to the entrance of the Lakeside Soccer fields, on field A1. The event is subject to good weather and clear skies and may be cancelled up to an hour before. Check the facebook page of the Kootenay Storytelling Festival for regular updates. By donation (suggested donation $8 adults, $5 kids under 12). Bring warm clothes and a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. Matthews will also be telling stories throughout the weekend. For the full Kootenay Storytelling Festival schedule, visit kootenaystory. org.

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Nelson Junior Leafs Open 2013-14 Season

Quest for a KIJHL title begins BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

If the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League pre-season is any indication, the Nelson Junior Leafs have put together a team ready to compete for a championship. Earlier this week, the Leafs closed out the preseason with a pair of decisive wins — 8-0 and 7-4 — against defending league champion Castlegar. The two teams will match up again tonight as the 2013-14 KIJHL regular season gets rolling. “We’re not sure how to react to that,” Leafs head coach Frank Maida said about his team’s perfect 5-0 preseason record. “We played well and we are feeling good right now as a group that’s coming together. We’re really looking forward to starting the season this weekend.” The Leafs home opener is set for Saturday night against

Creston at the Nelson and District Community Complex. “We’ve had a great, competitive camp,” said Maida. “We couldn’t have really asked for a better camp and are really happy with the talent we had for the last two weeks.” The Leafs will host the Cyclone Taylor Cup in the spring and therefore have an automatic berth into the provincial championship. But as the local club embarks on the regular season, Maida said they are not looking for the easy ride and plan to earn the KIJHL title on their own merit. “I believe we have the team here to win a championship,” he said. The Leafs plan on getting to the top using the basics. “We’re going to be extremely fast, our team is built around speed,” said Maida. “We will be quick on

all loose pucks and quick on the backcheck. You will see really good skating and puck movement from this team.”

The Leafs added a pair of key veterans to the offensive attack in the off-season in a trade with Castlegar. Jamie Vlanich and Travis Wellman both have the potential to be explosive offensive weapons. In the preseason, Calgarian Wellman showed flashes of what is to come. “He is a good example of how our team is going to be built this year with that kind

of speed,” Maida said. Returning forwards include Aaron Dunlap, Matt MacDonald, Matthew Naka, Bryce Nielsen and Carson Willans. They will be joined upfront by Blair Andrews, Tyler Garcia, Austin Lindsay, Nolan Percival, Brandon Sookro and Alec Wilkinson. Though the Leafs scored in bunches in the pre-season, Maida said his focus is not on scoring statistics. “Our first priority is our own zone, that is where it all starts,” he said. “We will then use our speed to create offensive chances.” The defensive corps looks solid with returning blueliners Cole Arcuri, JJ Beitel and Robson Cramer being joined by Darnel St. Pierre, Austin Seaman and Austin Tambellini.

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Churches of Nelson

Bringing to you our weekly words.

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

Sunday Service in Balfour

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


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


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Unity Centre of the Kootenays starts at 11am

We are welcoming another new speaker, Analissa Azzopardi. The topic is“Naturopathic Healing”

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

Anglican Church of Canada St. Saviour's Pro Cathedral

Ward & Silica, Nelson Family Service & Eucharist Children’s Sunday School Sunday service 10:30 AM

Office: 9 am - 1 pm Tue - Thurs

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



Understanding of the Lord’s Prayer

Pastor Jim Reimer - Kootenay Christian Fellowship Nelson, BC

We live in a “results” orientated world. We love the, five steps to triumph, six easy lessons to greatness, 10 ways to bliss, or three principles to victory. It is easy to approach prayer in the same manner. We might think, ‘if I get it just right then God will hear and bless my request.’ Answered prayer is not a matter of a formula, but instead, a result of worship. Prayer and worship are like hand and glove. Consider this quote: “The world is full of so-called prayer warriors who are prayer-ignorant. They’re full of formulas and programs and advice, peddling techniques for getting what you want from God. Don’t fall for that nonsense. This is your Father you are dealing with, and he knows better than you, what you need.” Do you recognize it?” It is Matthew 6:7-8 taken from the Message bible. Jesus said these words to preface his teaching on what has been erroneously called “The Lord’s Prayer.” It really should be called the “disciples call to worship.” If we are going to pray, then worship first. Worship has to do with love and obedience. Without love and obedience, prayer has no effect. Often I hear people are uncomfortable with praying, it might be due to a lack of understanding. If we consider prayer first as worship, then it might change the way you feel about prayer. If we look at the Lord’s call to worship in Matthew 6, it says, “therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.


You will notice Jesus first calls us to worship, giving God dominion over our lives. Only then can we legitimately Join us for our worship celebration in our ask for our own needs. new location It is only when God Sunday @ 10:30 AM has first place in our  Developing Relationships life that we actually  Music that will move you  Helping people - Help people understand what our Church Office: 1.888.761.3301 Jim Reimer, Pastor needs are. Second thing we see in the context of worship is a correct relationship with each Nelson Community Church other - “forgive as we Sunday Worship Service forgive each other.” We cannot love God, at 11:00 am if we hate our brother. Jim Reimer Everyone is Welcome Our relationship with heaven is clearly Your Pastors: connected with our Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows relationships on earth. 250 551 4986 601 Vernon Street (Middle Level) And finally, it is in worship that we find our protection and safety Sunday Worship Gathering 10:00 am from the evil one. So we Minister: David Boyd see the three big areas Carol Procheska Presiding of our life, 1. Personal Guest Speaker: Amber Santos - Muralist needs, 2. Relationships, Hot Dog lunch to follow 3. Emotional and Sunday School resumes All are Welcome physical safety, all Nursery room & children’s quiet play space available met in prayer as one worships God. Corner of Josephine and Silica Streets Ph: 250-352-2822 • Kootenay Christian Fellowship 520 Falls Street, (just off Baker St.)

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Continued from Page 15 Maida calls the crew a mobile unit that will move the puck fast and provide offense. In goal, Nelson Minor Hockey product Adam Maida earned a spot and will share puckstopping duties with KIJHL veteran Tyler Moffatt. In total there are seven Nelson-raised players currently on the roster — Arcuri, MacDonald, Percival, Sookro, Willans, Maida and Tambellini — and the coach is expecting them all to make an impact. “We’re excited to have the locals in the line-up and it’s going to be a good year for the Nelson boys,” said Maida. It’s a long season and Maida said the first few weeks will be important in laying the foundations for a team he hopes will turn into a force. “Our first month will be focused on learning and getting our systems down,” said Maida. “We need everybody to understand our systems in all three zones and that will be the focus.” The puck drops in the Saturday home opener at 7 p.m.

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A Friendly Bible Centre Church Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am “Oh The Happiness” BBQ at Lakeside Park following am service

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Regional District

Riondel water advisory reissued Nelson Star Staff

Regional government is reissuing a water quality advisory on the Riondel system due to bacteria in the water. The RDCK warns residents that recent sampling shows results indicating the presence of small levels of total coliforms. “While health risks are now considered low, the RDCK and Interior Health recommend that children, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, and anyone seeking additional protection drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice,” said Jason McDiarmid, utility services manager. For those at risk, water must be boiled for one minute. The RDCK advises owners of public facilities to post a water quality advisory at all sinks or drinking fountains or turn them off. They must also advise their clientele verbally

Find out how to work together SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Come and meet the participants and leaders of Transition Streets and Good Neighbours next weekend at Lakeside Park. Find out how we can work together and learn how to increase our self-reliance in five areas: local food, energy use, transportation, water and waste. Are you interested in reducing your energy use, saving household cost and strengthening relationships with your neighbours? Story continues on Page 21

of the water advisory. The RDCK continues to take additional measures to reduce risk. Interior Health has been fully involved,

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and the public will be notified when conditions change or water quality had improved further, said McDiarmid.

“We appreciate water users’ cooperation and patience as we continue to monitor this situation and serve our residents’ needs,”

he said. Riondel residents are familiar with water quality advisories with several being issued in the past six months.

CBT annual gener al meeTing 4 p.m., Friday, September 27, 2013 Elkford Community Conference Centre 750 Fording Drive, Elkford, BC

Join us:

APPENDIX B to Order G-141-13



INSURANCE CORPORATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AN APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF THE REVENUE REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIVERSAL COMPULSORY AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE FOR THE POLICY YEAR COMMENCING NOVEMBER 1, 2013 AND FOR APPROVAL OF A NEW BASIC INSURANCE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT PLAN On August 30, 2013, ICBC filed a Revenue Requirements Application for Universal Compulsory Automobile (Basic) Insurance seeking a 4.9 percent increase in Basic Insurance rates on an interim and permanent basis for all new and renewal Plate Owner Basic and Fleet Reporting Policies with an effective date on or after November 1, 2013. For the balance of Basic Insurance policies, ICBC also seeks a 4.9 percent permanent increase for those policies that have an effective date on or after the first day of the first month that is at least 60 days following the Commission’s final decision on ICBC’s Application. ICBC’s Application also seeks Commission approval of its new Basic Insurance Capital Management Plan. The Commission by Order G-141-13 has approved the requested 4.9 percent interim refundable rate increase for implementation with an effective date on or after November 1, 2013 for all new and renewal Plate Owner Basic and Fleet Reporting Policies. The disposition of any variances between the approved interim rate and the approved permanent rate to be refunded or collected from customers will be addressed in the Commission’s final decision on the Application. The Commission is initiating a review of ICBC’s Application. To view the timetable for this hearing and the Application go to select “Current Applications” under “Quick Links” and scroll to “ICBC 2013 Revenue Requirements”.

Workshop ICBC will explain the Application and answer questions.

Pre-hearing Conference The Commission will consider the process to review the Application.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 9:00 a.m.


Commission Hearing Room 12th Floor, 1125 Howe Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K8

HOW TO GET INVOLVED If you wish to participate actively in the review process, you may register as an Intervener or as an Interested Party with the Commission in writing by Friday, September 20, 2013 with the Commission Secretary, using the contact information at the end of this notice. Interveners should identify the issues they intend to pursue as well as the nature and extent of their anticipated involvement in the review process indicating whether they plan to attend the Pre-Hearing Conference. Interveners will receive email notice of all correspondence and filed documents. An e-mail address should be provided if available. Persons not expecting to actively participate, but who have an interest in the proceeding, should register as Interested Parties with the Commission in writing, by Friday, September 20, 2013 identifying their interest in the Application. Interested Parties will receive a copy of the Commission’s Decision when issued. All submissions and/or correspondence received from active participants or the public relating to the Application will be placed on the public record and posted to the Commission’s website. If you wish to attend the public Workshop or the Pre-hearing Conference please register with the Commission Secretary using the contact information provided at the end of this notice.

HOW TO REGISTER You may apply to register to the Commission Secretary by email, electronic submission on the Commission’s website, by fax, or by mail using the Commission contact information provided below. For more information, please visit or contact the Commission Secretary at

VIEW THE DOCUMENTS The Application and all supporting documentation are available on the Commission’s website under “Current Applications” and at the locations below: British Columbia Utilities Commission Sixth Floor, 900 Howe Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2N3 Phone: 604-660-4700 Toll Free: 1-800-663-1385




For more information contact Maureen Forster at 1.800.505.8998 or • 1.800.505.8998

Date: Time:


Insurance Corporation of British Columbia Head Office – 151 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, BC Kelowna – 1720 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC Prince George – 4001 - 15th Avenue, Prince George, BC


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PLANT SALE and Open Garden

at Bee Glade Farm! Sunday September 15th: 10am-3pm. 2152 Glade Rd, Glade/Castlegar. Heather @250.399.4439 or


AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 w/ Airbrake • Guaranteed 40hr. Work Week & Overtime • Paid Travel & Lodging • Meal Allowance • 4 Weeks Vacation • Excellent Benefits Package Must be able to have extended stays away from home. Up to 6 months. Must have valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrake license and have previous commercial driving experience. Apply careers and then choose the FastTRACK Application.

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Celebration of Life

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.

Shoes for the Soul is looking for a professional energetic F/T Sales person

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Loving memory of our dear husband, father and grandfather

Rob er t (B ob) Lud low There will be a informal celebration of life for Bob, Sunday September 15th, at 1:00 pm at Kelli and Ron Graham’s, 4426 Highway 3A/6, Bonnington BC. All are welcome to come and share in the memory of Bob. If possible please carpool, as parking will be limited.

Information 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

WE’RE HIRING! MT. MILLIGAN is currently accepting applications for;

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

· Mine Mobile Equip. Trainer · Instrument Technicians · Mill Electrician · Metallurgical Technicians · Millwrights · Security Guards · Senior Dam Construction Engineer · Soil Technicians · Buyer

Lost & Found

Please apply online at /careers

LOST a medic alert bracelet in Nelson around August 9th. Please call 250-505-7643 LOST: Small gold carabiner w/3 keys, remote, bike lock key & car key 250 270-0496



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

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

Jose y Lloyd 1940 - 2013

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.

John W. Hlookoff September 17th, 1936 - September 17th, 2009 Gone are the days we used to share But in our hearts you are always there Never more than a thought away Loved and remembered every day - Wife - Charlotte; sons and families - John, Theresa, Tara and Shawn; Rick, Sharon, Tanner and Tyler; Gary, Monika, Gevyn and Jaden Hlookoff

In L o v ing Me mor y of Rodi D e Vu ono You can shed tears that he is gone Or you can smile because he has lived You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him Or you can be full of the love that you shared You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday You can remember him and only that he is gone Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back Or you can do whwat he would want; smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

The eyes have it Fetch a Friend from the SPCA today!

All our Love Tera, Rachel and Christopher Mom and Dad Diana, Frank, Cristina and Daniel

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Josephine (Josey) Lloyd on September 3rd in Lancashire England. Born Josephine Young in Cheshire, England, she was the second of four sisters. She graduated from secretarial college with distinction in shorthand and typing and held a position of private secretary to a senior executive of Lever Brothers – a large British company. She emigrated to Canada with her husband Rob and daughter Rachel in 1982 and they made their home in Nelson. Soon after their arrival the family suffered a devastating house fire losing all their possessions but they pulled through with the kind help of the community. They purchased a home on Nasookin Road were they spent many happy years working on their garden and walking along the lake. She worked at the Nelson Animal Hospital for several years before securing a position at the Nelson and District Credit Union where she worked until her retirement. Josey served two terms as president of the Nelson Chapter of the I.O.D.E. and volunteered at the local Thrift Store. Both Rob and Josey were very active with the Nelson Maple Leafs Booster Club working on fund raisers and other functions. They also enjoyed billiting out of town hockey players and maintained contact with some families for many years after hockey days were done. She was a proud new Canadian and enjoyed public events such as Canada Day or Remembrance Day when she could wave her maple leaf flag. She especially enjoyed Maple Leaf away games in Spokane where she could wear her green club jacket and shout “Go Leafs Go”! They returned to England in 2011 to be closer to Rachel and her family. Josey had a long struggle with dementia which robbed her of most of her golden years. She is survived by Robin, her husband of 50 years, daughter Rachel (Rob) Alker and much loved grandson Drew, sisters June (George) Gilberton and Jean (Les) Tillyer all of whom live in England and Pat (Hugh) Croxall of Nelson and numerous nephews and neices. She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. Friends and neighbors wishing to expres sympathy can make donations to the Alzheimers Society of BC in Josey’s name.

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Help Wanted

Carman Le vina Sinclair April 1954 - May 2013

Looking for a motivated employee to round out our team in the flooring division of Maglio Building Centre. If you have a positive attitude, enjoy design and merchandising and have an interest in the building industry - this would be a great fit. The position is part time– working quickly into a full-time position for the right candidate.

William (Bill) Kalyniuk

Please forward your resume via email to

career opportunity Vice-President, Operations Reference Number 1312 Reporting to the President & CEO, and understanding the unique Shareholder circumstance inherent in Crown ownership, the Vice-President, Operations will have full operational leadership responsibility for Columbia Power Corporation, directing the overall day-to-day operations of the organization consistent with its vision, values, corporate objectives and strategic plan. Responsibilities include oversight of existing facilities, the development and implementation of an Asset Management Program, and coordinating the efforts of the Operations Business Unit with support from all departments.

Please refer to Job #1312 when submitting your cover letter and resume to

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. On-line condolence may be expressed at

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Unemployed? Looking for work?

Assistant Water System Operator Permanent Part-Time

Local Funeral Home is looking for individuals for evening and weekend part time work for transportation services serving the entire West Kootenay and Boundary areas. Criminal record check and drivers abstract required. Successful applicants must be physically fit and available on an on call basis. Resumes may be forwarded to: Attention: Bill Clark or call 250-364-1211

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Find your way and find your work at KCDS/WorkBC Call KCDS/WorkBC in Nelson and find out how to get ready for the job you want Call 250-352-6200

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Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to visit the Careers section of our website at www. for the detailed job description. Closing date for this position is September 20, 2013.

Please join our family and friends to celebrate William’s life at an open house at the Senior Citizens Centre (717 Vernon St.) in Nelson on Sunday, September 15 between 2:00 and 4:00pm.



The successful candidate will have a University Degree, with a Professional Engineering Designation or Masters in Business Administration and at least 10+ years of senior operational leadership experience in all areas of a business from day-today operations to environment, health and safety, stakeholder relations, communications and large capital projects. Proven experience managing large, complex power plants and projects is critical.

William (Bill) Kalyniuk passed away peacefully on Friday, September 6th. after a long and vibrant life. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 14th, 1923. He enlisted in the war when he was 17. While fighting in Italy, he sustained a serious leg injury and returned to Winnipeg to convalesce. It was during that time he met his future wife, Doreen. While travelling through Canada to enlist in Vancouver he went through Nelson and vowed he’d return to live there when he returned from the war. So upon marrying, he and Doreen moved to Nelson where they enjoyed a full and happy life. He started his own business, William Kalyniuk Agencies, where he had a long and successful career as a real estate and insurance broker. They raised their three children with everyone enjoying all the outdoor activities which Nelson had to offer. Bill was keen on fishing, boating, camping, hunting, trapping and golfing. He also played bridge and was ferocious at crib! After retirement, they enjoyed their winters in California and summers in Queen’s Bay at the cabin of their best friends, Anne and Glen Yates. On September 3rd, 2000, Doreen passed away and he was left adrift after a long and happy marriage. However, in just over a year, his life was to become happy and full once again after meeting his future partner, Lee Waddell. She was his joy and they had a wonderful life together for the last 12 years. William is survived by his children (Greg, Ken and Shannon), grandchildren (Stefan, Krista, Troy, Julia, Derek and Andrea) and great grandson Mohan. We’ll all miss his love of life and we hope that he’s winning at crib in heaven (God help all those other crib players!) Much gratitude to the excellent staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital and Mountain Lakes. Also, a special thanks from our family to Lady Lee for taking such good care of him. We gratefully accept donations in his memory to Kalein Hospice Centre in Nelson.


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Carman lost her courageous battle with cancer on May 30th, 2013. Left to cherish her memory are daughters Elysia and Renee, sister Cheryl as well as many other friends and family members. Predeceased by her parents Rose & Henry, sister Suzie and Lynn. Carmen’s caring, witty and loving nature will truly be missed. A very special thank you to everyone who helped by showing love and support when needed most as it meant so much to Carman.


ARROW AND SLOCAN LAKES COMUNNITY SERVICES Requires a Project Coordinator The Project Coordinator will consult with residents and community groups in the region in order to identify service gaps and needs of the various communities served by ASLCS. They will conduct literature reviews of existing community plans and will develop a regional advisory committee to provide advice and feedback from the various communities. The Project Coordinator will encourage partnerships, write funding proposals and complete various tasks and ad hoc projects as directed by the Executive Director. Terms and Hours : Full-time contract position from October 15, 2013 to September 15, 2014. Qualifications: Post-secondary degree or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience determined by the Executive Director to be reasonable and relevant. Must also have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and have experience dealing with community groups and local government. Closing Date: September 30, 2013 at 4 pm. Please respond in writing with resume and cover letter to: Human Resources, Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services by mail: Box 100, Nakusp, BC, V0G 1R0, fax: 250-265-3378 or email:

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We are seeking an organized, reliable, experienced, detail-oriented part-time Administrative Assistant. Must have proficiency with numbers and a passion for accuracy. For more information please visit Application Deadline: September 16


The Nelson Star has an immediate opening for an Editor for its twice-weekly community newspaper. This is a rare opportunity for the right candidate and we are looking for that someone special to lead this award-winning newspaper into the future. The successful candidate will manage a super-engaged editorial team of three reporters. You will also work closely with the publisher to help set the editorial vision for this newspaper and work to help grow our increasing crosspromotional opportunities in this market. As Editor, you will take a lead role in community engagement, which means getting involved in different organizations to promote the newspaper’s role and brand in the community. You will have previous experience as an Editor of a community newspaper and will have extensive experience in page layout. In addition you will have experience in website content management, with the aim to grow online readership, while still preserving print readership. You will have a thorough understanding of how to use social media to enhance our print and online editions as well as expand our brand. This job requires a tremendous amount of effort and time in order to be successful and we are looking for someone who is looking for a career and not just a job. Compensation for this position will be based on experience and qualifications. There is an excellent benefits package as well as a car allowance and other related benefits. A reliable vehicle is required. Nelson is considered by many one of the most desirable places in the province, if not the country, to live. It is a historical gem nestled in the heart of the West Kootenay region and offers a myriad of opportunities to the outdoor enthusiast, including skiing, mountain biking and kayaking to name just a few. It is also a wonderful community to raise a family. Black Press Community News Media is an internationally recognized newspaper publishing group with more than 190 community, daily and urban publications in BC, Alberta, Washington, Hawaii, California and Ohio published at 14 regional printing centers. Black Press has over 160 websites as well as the Victoria based free classified web site Black Press employs 3,300 people across North America. Please send resume, with cover letter, to Karen Bennett at Resumes dropped off in person will not be accepted. No phone calls please. We thank all of those who apply, however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

The Robson-Raspberry Improvement District is a small water system servicing 500 connections located in the community of Robson nestled along the Columbia River in the West Kootenay area of BC. This position will report to the Chief Water System Operator and will have primary responsibility for the water distribution system. Interested applications must have a minimum of Water Distribution Level 1 certification and experience working with a water distribution system. For further information and a detailed job description, phone 250-365-3404, fax 365-3426, or email Please send resumes and supporting references to P.O. Box 209, Robson, B.C. V0G 1X0 by Monday September 30, 2013 Chief Water System Operator Permanent Part-Time The Robson-Raspberry Improvement District is a small water system servicing 500 connections located in the community of Robson nestled along the Columbia River in the West Kootenay area of BC. The community is in the process of installing a state of the art water treatment system which will feature membrane filtration, UV treatment and an on-site chlorine generator. The RRID is operated by a Board of five elected trustees and an administrator. Interest applications must have Water Treatment Operator Level 3 and Water Distribution Level 1 certifications. For further information and a detailed job description, phone 250-365-3404, fax 365-3426, or email Please send resumes and supporting references to P.O. Box 209, Robson, B.C. V0G 1X0 by Monday September 30, 2013

• GENERAL HELPERS • CAMP ATTENDANTS • JANITORS North Country Catering has immediate openings for permanent full-time camp opportunities in Northern Alberta. Shift Rotation; 3 weeks in camp and one week home. Founded in 2000, NCC has become one of the largest independent management, operation & catering company in Western Canada. NCC is responsible for managing and operating remote work camps.

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos. Interested applicants are invited to forward resumes to: North Country Catering, Human Resources e-mail: hr@ fax: 1-(780)-485-1550

SURESPAN STRUCTURES requires Welder/Fabricator. Requirements: Welder Level “C” or 1st year fabrication minimum. Forklift and crane operators experience. Knowledge of how to interpret engineering drawings. CWB ticket an asset. Understand & apply basic mathematical skills. Preemployment drug screen may be required. Mail resume to 3721 Drinkwater Rd., Duncan, BC V9L 6P2, fax: 250-7468011 or email:


Friday, September 13, 2013 Nelson Star


Merchandise for Sale



Help Wanted

Heavy Duty Machinery

Duplex / 4 Plex

Auto Financing

Legal WANTED: Part time legal assistant to fill 1 year maternity leave. Experience in corporate law preferred. Please drop off resume in person at Nasmyth Morrow & Bogusz, #105, 465 Ward Street.

Medical/Dental Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses Bayshore Home Health

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


Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420

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

Pets & Livestock

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

Merchandise for Sale

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

Misc. for Sale Affordable Steel Shipping Containers for sale/rent 20’ & 40’ Kootenay Containers Castlegar 250-365-3014 Antiques & Collectables Sale Vernon Collectors Club 25th Annual Vernon Rec Centre 3310 - 37 Avenue Next to Curling Rink 140 + tables of collectables! Fri. Sept 20, 3 - 8 PM, Sat Sept 21, 10 - 4 PM Admission $3.00 is good for BOTH days HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? Queen Size Hide-a-Bed, 2.5 yrs old, like new $750 354-1194

Topsoil, Sand, Road Gravel Fill with delivery call for prices 250.359.7188 c:250.304.8158 Window glass & other household items, Come see & make me a offer Call 250365-5180 or 365-9963

Misc. Wanted Genuine Coin Collector Buyer Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 250-499-0251

Musical Instruments Musical Instruments, Lessons Books & Accessories P.A. lighting sales & rentals BAY AVENUE MUSIC, TRAIL 250-368-8878

Spacious 2 bdrm suite w/amazing view from sunporch. Wooden floor, deep cast iron tub, fireplace, organic garden & creek on 3 acres property and great community in Beasley 865/m 250 359-6669

Suites, Lower DL# 7557


1 brdm large private apartment suite, long term professional adult, N/P, N/S $880/m inclu heat & power 250 551-0289 or 352-7884 Cozy 1 bdrm w/level walkout, large yard, garden view, parking, W/D in Rosemont. Quiet neighbourhood $750/m util incl avail Oct 1st 354-1894

Cars - Domestic 1997 Lincoln Continental 4 drw Sedan, white, fully loaded $2,000 250-365-3724 2006 Toyota Corolla CE 104,000 km, 4 snow tires c/w rims, $7,000 250-365-6727

Want to Rent Male 50’s on limited income req affordable 1 bdrm, util incl, Nelson & area near public transit. Excellent carpenter & caretaker w/ ref. Rob @ 354-3175 NELSON: Fixed income single Dad, long time Nelsonite returning home. In town and willing to consider affordable options for tenancy. refs avail. Doug @ 352-9876 or

Cars - Sports & Imports 1996 BMW 318is coupe 183k km, Manual transmission, leather. $5500.00 Sweet car, handles very well! 4 cylinder. Only four of this model in canada! 250-505-2475




Call Dennis, Shawn or Paul

1-888-204-5355 for Pre-Approval


Castlegar 1976 two wheel Travelaire rebuilt with new plumbing, flush toilet, battery & brake magnet Call 250-304-2766

Boats World’s Finest FISHING BOATS

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

Cleaning Services

Real Estate For Sale By Owner 1.25 acre View Lot at Six Mile on the North Shore of Nelson. Located at 3056 Keniris Road. Ready to Build. All offers considered, private sale. Phone 250-509-0961. MONTANA INVESTMENT Propertyduplex 8.25% ROI/year. $160,000. Seller will take Canadian money at par. Unique investment opportunity and great rental market never vacant in 15 years. Call Paul Francis 1-604-816-3974 or Email:

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Houses For Sale Castlegar Newly Renovated 3 bdrm, 1 bath Home private yard, walking distance to school & downtown, 1002-6th St, $229,900 Phone Bob 250-365-9344

Revenue Property Castlegar 6-plex plus commercial space for sale Income $5150/mth, Close to Tim Hortons & shopping asking $495,000 Cap rate 9% Call James 250-608-3930

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Modest 2 bdrm apartment 5 min out of town $690/m + utilities N/S N/P 354-4381 Avail NOW NELSON Blewett: New, clean, quiet 1 bedroom suite. NS/NP util incl Avail.Oct.1st 352-0181

Apartment Furnished Lovely Small furn 1 bdr, W/D, N/S,Ymir, refs $600 604-989-0258



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



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Small 1 bdrm cabin in Nelson w/beautiful lake view, recent reno, new kitchen, windows etc... great for N/S, mature single or couple with N/P, $850/mo heat, power & water included. Avail Oct 1st Phone 250-551-3336



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.

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Bayshore Home Health is currently seeking Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses for night shifts in the Castlegar/ Nelson area to work with children with complex care needs. If you are an RN or LPN and love working with children and their families , we would appreciate hearing from you. Pediatric experience is an asset and we do offer client specific training.

A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53’ in stock. SPECIAL 44’X40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 40’ Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB


Retriev Technologies is looking for a strong candidate for the position of EHS Compliance Officer at our Canadian battery recycling plant in Trail BC. This person will ensure that the facility operates in accordance with all applicable, provincial and federal, Canadian and US Regulations with a strong emphasis on Health and Safety compliance. Prior experience and/or AAS or BS degree in the Environmental, Health and Safety field. The Compliance Officer should have satisfactory knowledge and training of the applicable Environmental and Health and Safety regulations. He/she should be trained in hazardous waste management procedures or have comparable training, knowledge or skills that can be readily transferable to this field. Reply to: Box 565, C/O Trail Times, 1163 Cedar Ave., Trail, BC, V1R4B8.


Maglio Installations Ltd

Office Assistant Maglio Installations Ltd. has an immediate opening for an experienced office assistant in our Nelson office, with relocation to our new Castlegar office in Spring 2014. Our busy work environment requires a candidate who is well-organized, able to multi-task, provides attention to detail, and has excellent verbal and written communication skills. Our ideal candidate has completed an office administration/business program or equivalent, and has a basic knowledge of general accounting principles. Maglio Installations offers a competitive wage based on qualifications and experience. Please forward application with detailed resume, outlining qualifications, related experience, and references: Email to

No phone calls please We thank all interested candidates in advance, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

ACROSS 1 “Apostrophe (’)” rocker 6 Decide not to run 10 Artist van __ 14 Works about the country 15 It may involve pi 16 Bone used in pronation 17 Multiple Grammy winner Jones 18 Party animal? 19 Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a __” 20 Dog aficionados? 23 Word seen annually on a November People magazine cover 24 Grisham’s gp. 25 Bit of needlework 26 Common soft drink feature 31 Current type 34 Lilliputian ocean formations? 36 “__ the opinion ...” 38 Conan Doyle title 39 Artist who wrote “Diary of a Genius” 40 Fodder for the British tabloids? 45 May honorees 46 Search for 47 Bygone flier 49 McClanahan of “The Golden Girls” 50 Classic Stutz 54 Reason for many December returns? 58 Kapalua Airport site 59 Father of Phobos 60 Rhymes of rap 61 Hunger 62 Buzz cut’s lack 63 Starlike flower 64 Horse show 65 Sport with a wired weapon 66 Park and drive

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DOWN 1 Sharp put-downs 2 Esteem to the max 3 Lab glass 4 Start of an oftmisquoted 1942 film line 5 Valueless pile 6 Down the tubes 7 Element abundant in liver 8 __ a hand 9 Expose 10 Didn’t just chuckle 11 Norway’s patron saint 12 African bovines 13 Dynasty after the Qin 21 Bone: Pref. 22 Over, to Ulrich 26 Fleet 27 Co-panelist with Francis and Kilgallen 28 Group with lineups 29 “Man __ Mancha” 30 Three-pronged letters 31 A tenth of zehn 32 UCLA VIP, e.g.


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33 Former wrestling star __ Brazil 35 Genesis twin 37 Came down without sticking, usually 41 Case for some small, sharp items 42 Blows one’s stack 43 Hot times in the cité


44 Party parting gift 48 Motivate 50 Tend to a duck 51 __ del Sol 52 Hunting 53 Alexander et al. 54 “The Alienist” author 55 Brobdingnagian 56 Crab pot, e.g. 57 Not much more than 58 Fall bloom

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Continued from Page 17 how you can take positive steps on issues that concern you. Join the conversation that is taking place in hundreds of communities asking; What can we do about global warming and our dependence on fossil fuels?” The program has no political, religious or corporate affiliations. For more information visit or call Michael at 250-352-1746. The Nelson Good Neighbours program offers free mediation services appropriate to situations not requiring the application of legal

rights or responsibilities to residents of Nelson and district. There are a dozen trained volunteers who have made a commitment to maintaining confidentiality and ongoing maintenance of competence. For more information visit the website noted above, call 250-551-0262 or email nelsongoodneighbours@ providing a contact number and the best times to call you. The event goes from noon until 3 p.m. on September 22 at the Lakeside Rotary shelter. This is a pot luck with local ingredients theme. Bring your own cutlery and plates. 21

September 11, 2013 For the benefit of Kootenay Lake area residents, the following lake levels are provided by FortisBC as a public service. Queen’s Bay:

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Present level: 1743.58 ft. 7 day forecast: Holding.

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Quality yard sale, baby & kids stuff, furniture, books etc Saturday September 14th 9:00am - 1:00pm

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News Cop Briefs

Police warn of pyramid scam Nelson Star Staff

The Nelson Police Department has put out a warning about a scheme that promises money based on a pyramid. Being referred to as a Women’s Circle, the scheme requires women to provide $5,000 to another woman already in the circle. She is then promised a gift much larger as she moves higher up the hierarchy. “Although those behind the Women’s Circle claim it is not a hierarchy or pyramid, it is,” says Sgt. Paul Bayes in a release. “The only way for individuals to receive gifts greater than what they are contributing is through the loss of others in ‘Circle.’ There is no new money created in the Circle, it is simply a fraud that allows the original recruiters to take money

from the new members.” Eventually when no new recruits come into the Circle, the gifters will have lost their money, Bayes explains. Pyramid schemes are illegal and income received from the scheme must be declared with Revenue Canada. If anyone has been victim to this fraud, contact Nelson Police, the local RCMP or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501. ••• A couple guys working out at the Nelson and District Community Complex returned to the change room to find their lockers had been broken into with bolt cutters. The incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4. NDCC staff and the Nelson Police Department are investi-

gating and would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity around that time. The Nelson Police Department can be reached at 250354-3919. To give information anonymously, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 ••• An intoxicated man was arrested last Wednesday evening after allegedly waving a knife at a woman sitting inside a parked vehicle. The 34-year-old assailant was walking in the 700-block of Front Street around 6 p.m. when he approached the woman. Police intervened and the man is facing charges of possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, uttering threats and four counts of breach of probation.

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The ‘language of earth’s beauty’ SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Nelson artist and writer Susan Andrews Grace will present her new body of work in the exhibition Underwritten at Touchstones Nelson from September 21 to November 17. The exhibition explores the sacredness life on earth, and features textile-based printmaking, collage, sculpture and installation. Grace contemplates the “language of the earth’s beauty” through forms that echo the paths of insects etched in wood and the amorphous shapes in clouds. Grace’s collages of printed and dyed silk result in vibrant yet subtle fields of colour

and abstract gestures. Underlying the beauty of her work is her in-depth research into Charles Darwin’s

discoveries about the actions of worms, and the classic book on Christian mysticism called The Cloud of Unknowing. While some of her work refers to religious ico-

nography, she infuses it with her own earthbased imagery. Lynn Dragone will open the exhibition at 7 p.m. sharp on September 20 with an unfolding movement ritual, presented through the calligraphic art form of “Big Brush,”

which expresses birth, life and death, in one stroke. Dragone will also offer a Moving with the Big Brush: Calligraphy and Movement workshop, on Saturday, October 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shambhala Meditation Center, 444 Baker Street. The

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Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP) offers kittens, cat, dogs, and pups for adoption to approved homes. All our adoptable pets are housed in local foster homes, and receive the best medical and physical care. All KAAP pets are spayed/neutered, and vaccinated. Please contact KAAP at 250-551-1053 for more information or to set up a visit. Also: for other pets needing forever homes.


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Panoramic lakeview lot located just across the orange bridge with gorgeous views of the lake, mountains and city. Excellent sun exposure. Beach access only a few steps away. This is an attractive subdivision with beautiful homes; there are 9 strata lots in total. This is a very affordable lot ready to build on. Paved road, good access.

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fee is $50 or $35 for members. Register through or call Lynn @250-3521964. Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History is located at 502 Vernon Street. For information call 250-352-9813.

Adopt a Rescue Pet!

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

MANNY: He’s five months old, neutered and vaccinated, short easy-to-maintain fur, and the most adorable playful little guy. He’s being fostered in Blewett. Call 250-551-1053.

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

SNOWBALL: 3 years old, neutered and vaccinated. He is a special needs kitty, requiring a quiet low-stress home, and infrequent meds for a totally healed skin condition. Lovely affectionate cat.


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With only six years under the belt this well constructed home will have instant appeal. Situated on a fenced, level, one acre and backing onto Winlaw creek surrounded by a forest setting. This home offers fine finishing’s and a smart floor plan for a small footprint. If you have been looking for your cabin in the woods here it is.

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Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443


Bright 3-bed, 2-bath townhome move in ready. The diverse floor plan can accommodate any age group with the ability to live on the main floor. This home offers a spacious main floor, an open kitchen, spacious room sizes and a bright walkout basement This will not last long see it today!


Secluded custom log home in the woods on 10 private acres with 295’ of lakefront. This exceptionally built 2- bedroom, 2-bath home boasts an open concept with incredible views of the lake and mountains. Large shop perched in the forest with 2-bedroom guest/ rental suite above, 200 amp service and swing-out carriage doors.  

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not pictured Flo, and Darwin are the best, friendliest, beautiful kittens, but will have a hard time finding homes because they are black. Help us overcome that! 250-551-1053.

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

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Nearly ½ acre, measuring 132’ x 180’, situated on Trevor Street with additional lane access off of Elm St. Older 1100 sq ft, 2 bedroom home with partial, high, undeveloped basement. Great potential! Bring your Offer! MLS 2217649

Affordable home has so much to offer. Renovations include windows throughout, paint, insulation, moldings & so much more. This 2.5 acre property has a wooded area in the back of the property, fruit trees, storage sheds, garden areas and a two way driveway. Sub dividable with the option to build.

Built in 2005 and ideal for the professional. Highend finishing throughout, radiant in-floor heat, open living area with gourmet kitchen w/granite counters & island. Enormous master bdrm up and bedroom/den area in the fully finished basement.

Sunny Blewett Location. 7.2 Acres. A drilled Well. Property goes up the hill to a large level bench that would make a wonderful private building site. Has a very nice view

You could not replace this home for this price.

Glen Darough 250.354.3343 $324,900

Barbie Wheaton 250.509.0654 $230,000

Glen Darough 250.354.3343 $375,000

Alan Tarr 250.354.8489 $166,500

Christine Pearson 250.505.8015 $795,000

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2 flat fenced acres with a 4 bedroom 4 bath custom luxury home plus triple garage & guest suite. Truly Breathtaking! MLS 2217377


Partly Reno’d 3 bedroom & 2 bath heritage home with an upscale gourmet kitchen and open concept living space along the main floor. A picturesque setting backyard with its own waterfall that flows in a large pond, perfectly landscaped, private, beautiful decks, gardens, close to all

Two bedroom home set on .75 acre with 84’ of sandy beach. Wood floors, fireplace, two decks, double carport, workshop and more in a quiet Procter location. The guest of rental cabin is an added bonus.

Lisa Cutler 250.551.0076 $369,000

Dave Buss 250.354.9459 $499,000

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Very convenient location in Lower Fairview, close to the Mall/shopping. A level walk to Lakeside Park. 1 BR on main floor and a second BR possible in basement. Many recent improvements. Great for

This beautiful heritage 2-3 bed. home has been completely renovated right down to the studs, in keeping with it’s original heritage charm. Walking distance to all amenities, off street parking for two

Over 11 acres, partly hillside, but with a good level area. Shallow well installed and septic installation underway. Includes plans for a 3 bedroom cottage home (foundation in). MLS 2392550

Don’t miss this .56 acre property across from Kokanee Springs Golf Course with Glacier views. This three bedroom, 2 bath has two fireplaces, new appliances, a hot tub plus a workshop and a double garage. The wrap around deck takes advantage of the views and provides for relaxation. MLS 2212190

Lisa Cutler 250.551.0076 $299,000

Alan Tarr 250.354.8489 $214,900

Christine Pearson 250.505.8015 $324,900

Lorne Westnedge 250.505.2606 $139,500

Christine Pearson 250.505.8015 $329,900

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3 bedrooms, 2 bath manufactured home on 0.45 acre creek front lot, just outside Nelson city limits. Permanent roof structure installed, quick possession possible.

Front & Back 4 bdrm 3 bath Duplex with over 2052 sq ft living space with surrounding Kootenay Lake, City & Mountain views from every room and decks. Great 3 level floor plan, lots of parking, good sized yard and additional 500 sq ft of outdoor covered verandah space.

2 Bedroom, 2 Full Baths, corner unit with l a r g e , c o v e r e d d e c k . Ve r y w e l l m a i n t a i n e d unit in a popular area. Underground parking, secure building & elevator. MLS 2392931

Lisa Cutler 250.551.0076 $399,000/per unit

Lorne Westnedge 250.505.2606 $339,000

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Newly renovated 2 bedroom house with basement. Shop, Garage, outbuildings, garden, fenced yard, 2 water sources and 2 separate titles. Approx 5-10 mins from town and just a walk to the beach.

MLS 2389991

Lorne Westnedge 250.505.2606 $149,900

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Neat, Tidy, Affordable & Spacious 3 bedroom mobile with a large addition. This great pad has its own private walkway with scenic river views & plenty of room to develop your yard. Pets are allowed. Placed in very well maintained Kootnee Kove at the end of Georama Rd.

MLS 2390795

Set on a very private 1.56 acres in the Balfour area is this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home. Enjoy the sounds of Laird Creek running through the property from the expansive decks, and rent out the cabin to drop the effect cost of this home to nearer $300,000. Call Dave Reduced to $429,000 MLS 2218638

Dave Buss 250.354.9459 $429,000

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finished basement with rec room, summer kitchen & 2nd bathroom. Garage and level access at rear of property. MLS 2392734

Lorne Westnedge 250.505.2606 $325,000

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Lisa Cutler 250.551.0076 $54,900

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Just over 1/2 acre with a wonderful garden, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has plenty of storage, generous room sizes and a large covered deck. 20 minutes to Nelson or Castlegar. MLS 2392817

Lorne Westnedge 250.505.2606 $359,000

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2 large bdrms & 1 bath. Recently renovated Décor, new appliances, bright gourmet kitchen & large living open living space. Enjoy the peaceful setting with much privacy and views of trees. Covered Patio & good sized storage shed. Close to bus routes, golf & tennis courts.

MLS 2392360

Located on 1.87 acres. Immaculate, 3100 sqft, custom kitchen, new drywall, windows, tile flooring, maple hardwood in master with a dream en-suite, beach wood living room, bathrooms gutted and upgraded,! A new roof, deck railing, mature trees, fenced garden, fire pit, carport, a detached workshop and decorative rock walls.

Lisa Cutler 250.551.0076 $39,900

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A great starter or retirement 2 BR home on a 120x110 foot level, landscaped lot. Recent improvements include a new metal roof, hot water tank, electric baseboards, bathroom fixtures, floor coverings and fresh paint throughout. A ver y private setting next to a beautiful secluded Mountain Creek Park. A MUST SEE! MLS 2218486

Alan Tarr 250.354.8489 $145,900

MLS 2218237

Barbie Wheaton 250.509.0654 $439,000






Meticulously maintained 1996 manufactured home 2 bedroom, 2 bath, covered porch, carport, brand new roof and mature gardens backing onto green space. Waterfront access in Balfour. MLS 2214407

Christine Pearson 250.505.8015 $99,500

3 bedrooms, 3 baths expand in the partly Over 1 acre, walking a n d c o m m u n i t y. C l o s e

+ room to further finished basement. distance to school to Kokanee Springs

G o l f R e s o r t . MLS 2392800

Lorne Westnedge 250.505.2606 $295,000

This 3-4 bedroom, 3 bath Glacier View townhome has been extensively updated! Brand new kitchen complete with granite counters and stainless appliances, slate and wood flooring on the main, stone double-sided fireplace, and much more! Double garage. MLS 2392856

Glen Darough 250.354.3343 $419,000

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Indigo Girls


Barry Coulter Black Press reporter


or a group that has been constantly touring for 25 years, the Indigo Girls are excited to be travelling across Canada — and doing it the way they started out: driving in a van from small venue to small venue. The renowned American folk rock duo of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers will play a sold-out show at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson on Wednesday, September 25. Saliers spoke to {vurb} last week, in advance of the ‘Two North’ tour which kicks off in Vancouver. "This is the first comprehensive tour of Canada and we're very excited," Saliers said. "Just touring in a van and playing from town to town. It's like the way we started out in the States, small venues, in a van, stripped down, just the two of us, playing our instruments and singing our songs." There is certainly a different vibe between the two countries, and Saliers can appreciate the difference. "What I like about the musical experience in Canada, first of all, is the way Canada supports its own music," she said. "Canada is also very, very passionate about music. People are so passionate about their festivals, and just seem to absorb music. "I'm loving getting to know the different parts of the country, how the west is different that the east and the landscapes and all those things," she added. "It's a very rich and new experience, and it's quite a big deal to have a country so close to our own that we can begin to discover anew." Saliers and Ray first met in elementary school in Georgia. After several instances of performing together, they banded together for good as the Indigo Girls in 1985, and released their first full-length album — Strange Fire — in 1987. Signed to Epic Records in 1988, their second LP Indigo Girls brought mainstream success. Since then, they have released 11 more albums, the latest being Beauty Queen Sister in 2011. Throughout their career, the Indigo

Girls have built a reputation as high intensity performers, with powerful two-part harmony and musicianship and thought-provoking songwriting — a great live act to see. "The one thing that has stayed the same is the reason why we write music. It comes from a very personal place, and also a lot of reflection on what's going on in the world around us." The Indigo Girls' progressive activism is part and parcel of their brand. Saliers said that both she and Ray were raised to realize that they were part of a community, and not just living for themselves. From the earliest stages of their career, they were playing in support of local community groups, to raise both funds and awareness. "And as years went on and we met tremendous activists, we became mentored by them. We learned how to become

effective activists because we believed in the grassroots approach," Saliers said. "I'd like to see people be citizens and active, just because that's how we make the world a better place, to put it simply. But I don't think it's everyone's — or the artist's — responsibility. "But we've seen the way that music can galvanize whole social movements, how music can ease people's troubled spirits, quite literally save lives. I know the way music feels to me when I need it to energize me or just make me aware. Amy and I, we believe in the power of that, and we believe in a lot of different causes, and we just marry the music with the causes, and that's just part of the fabric of who we are. "We can't separate ourselves from the things we believe in, and expressing them through the music or through the concerts."

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he Sinixt Nation is welcoming everyone out to their fairgrounds in Vallican to take part in the ninth annual Barter Fair. The three-day event, from September 20 to 22, features live entertainment, kid’s activities and an opportunity to buy and trade in the vendor village. “It’s very unique because it’s not commercialized in any way. Admission is by donation and nobody is turned away,” explained Sara Zacks, one of many volunteer organizers for the fair. There will be a stage set up on the fairgrounds with live music Friday night and throughout the day Saturday. Headlining on Friday is local favourite Adam Shaikh, along with Barefoot Caravan from Armstrong and Mr. Fantasktic from Vancouver. Highlights from Saturday’s lineup include Seattle’s Adrian Xavier, Vacouver’s Buckman Coe and Nelson DJ Yan Zombie. There’s also plenty to keep youngsters entertained, including workshops, storytelling, sock horse making and the famous sock horse race. And, of course, there will be lots of bartering going on. “Anyone who comes is welcome to put a blanket out and vend or barter, there’s a real focus on creating an alternate economy,” Zacks said. In the vendors village you’ll find a mix of established artisans who regularly

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sell their wares at market, alongside people who have brought vegetables from their garden or used sports equipment to trade. The Sinixt will have their smokehouse running and will be selling a variety of prepared food items, including their popular Indian tacos made on traditional fried bread. If you don’t have items to barter, vendors do accept cash. “The Barter Fair is a great time to come and interact with the Sinixt. It’s a time when they really welcome everyone to come and be on the Sinixt Fairgrounds and check in with what’s currently going on with the Sinixt,” Zacks said, noting some of the key issues of concern for the Sinixt include protecting Perry Ridge and re-establishing them-

selves on their traditional territory in the Slocan Valley. “Right now ‘Sinixt’ isn’t a real common, household name,” Zacks added. “There’s a real need for understanding about who the Sinixt are — their role here.” The third day of the festival, Sunday, September 22, is dedicated to “Rivers Day” and will include workshops and speakers focused on the welfare of the Slocan River, which runs alongside the fairgrounds. The Sinixt Fairgrounds is located at 4120 Passmore Lower Road in Vallican. Signs will be posted along Highway 6 in the Slocan Valley. Admission is by donation ($20 recommended per adult; kids free). All proceeds go to supporting the sovereignty of the Sinixt Nation.

Many people want their homes to be a refuge — a reflection of themselves. And yet watching interior design shows or reading magazines may not turn up anything that feels right. Now, the Nelson Library offers a free workshop aimed at finding your inner designer. Nest Building with Kate Bridger runs Thursday, September 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Library. Bridger’s book, Nest Building: a Guide to Finding Your Inner Interior Designer (Redfern House Publishing, 2011) is a different kind of decorating book, and the basis for the workshop. Nest Building doesn’t tell you what your home should look like, but guides you through a series of steps to reveal what you like and why you like it. Bridger is a Nelson-based interior design consultant and a fabric artist. In her Nest Building workshops she encourages participants to learn about their personal sense of place, bringing a fresh perspective to the fads, traditions, taboos and eccentricities of home décor, and asks participants to bring an open mind — and a sense of humour. Space is limited; please call 250-505-5684 or email to participate. For more information about Bridger and her workshops go to

Nelson At War exhibit opens Saturday at Touchstones It’s 1942, and Canada is at war. If you were on Baker Street, standing in front of what is now Coldwell Banker, instead of real estate listings you may well have seen in the window photos of over 160 young people (mostly men) who were serving in the military. Then it was the Wood Valance Hardware Store, and the display was intended to spur the sale of Victory Bonds in support of the war effort. That number would have been just a small portion of the nearly 1,000 Nelson and district men and women that would be sent to the forces by the end of 1943. Food, liquor and tires were being rationed, and people anxiously read the paper or listened



to the radio for the latest news of the war in Europe. Nearby, a series of internment camps had recently been set up in neighbouring communities to house Canadian citizens of Japanese descent who had been forcibly removed from their homes in the Lower Mainland and other coastal communities. Nelson At War will offer a glimpse into Nelson’s involvement in World Wars I and II, as well as the Boer War. The exhibit will feature historic photos and newsclippings from the Touchstones Nelson Archives, as well as artifacts from the Permanent Collection, such as a scale model of the HMS Formidable, the aircraft carrier from which Hampton Gray flew his

final ill-fated mission in the dying hours of WWII. The exhibit will run from Saturday, September 14 to Sunday, November 24. The gallery will also be open by donation from 11 to 3 p.m. on Remembrance Day (November 11), with all


donations going to the Nelson Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History is located at 502 Vernon Street. For information call 250-352-9813 or look online at

Above: During World War II the former Wood Valance Hardware Store on Baker Street filled its windows with photos of the local soldiers fighting overseas. (Photo courtesy of Touchstones Nelson)


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Local rock band Sunshine Drive takes a fresh turn with two new members! Keyboard/vocalist Ain Baird, and guitar/harpist Mike Bennett have joined forces with Grant Sutherland (guitar and vocals), Phil WilsonBirks (bass) and Bonnie Johnson (drums) to keep it rockin’ — and keep you dancin’! With new faces, new energy, and new tunes from rock, blues, ska, funk and country, and their own originals , they’ve got you covered. Watch for their second annual “bring on winter” party, SnowMotion 2013, at Spiritbar on November 22.

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{vurb} columnist Blue Jasmine (2013), directed by Woody Allen Blue Jasmine worked for me for the most part, but never astonished me. Woody Allen, in serious, behind-the-camera mode, brings the globetrotting phase of his career to San Francisco in this one, to tell the story of a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown thanks to the illegal financial dealings of her husband, which have left her alone, broke and broken. I’m a huge Woody fan (heh) it must be said, and so can’t help approach his films in relation to his career. Many of his films suffer merely because they aren’t as good as others on his resume. This isn’t a standout Allen joint, in my occasionally humble opinion, though there is greatness in it. Blue Jasmine is great because of Cate Blanchett’s performance, and not much else. The story is fine, some of the other characters have charm or some uniqueness, but this is principally a character study of Blanchett’s Jasmine’s broken psyche. Blanchett is fabulous. She has the not-so-easy task of playing a woman who could react to any situation any number of ways at any time. She is a classy lady, but one who clearly comes from, and has recently returned to, a situation not quite so refined. So there is a fish out of water element, but she also must play the obvious emotional and mental problems without over performing them or having them take over the character.

She handles it all marvelously. By the end of the movie her vacant stare is devastating. Allen handles the character, both as a writer and as a director, with exceptional skill, never manhandling the characters traits behind the camera (not something Woody often does), but letting them be revealed through this magnificent performance he is conducting. To me, though, the rest of the movie doesn’t live up. It’s good, don’t get me wrong, but I never for a second cared about her sister or her partners or even the flashbacks half as much as I cared about Blanchett’s present predicament. I just wanted to watch her interact with people, and luckily much of the film is devoted to this. That which isn’t, however, doesn’t hold up. It’s not a great movie, because one brilliant performance, one great character, does not a movie make. The storyline is almost like background music, and by the end I walked away without that wonderful feeling of having had an entirely whole experience from a movie, a feeling Allen has managed to evoke in me many times over. Blue Jasmine is now showing at the Nelson Civic Theatre. Kyle Wells is a certified, card-carrying film nerd. He posts all his film reviews on his blog, which can be found at

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eet Hannah. Hannah just got back from a wonderful trip to Paris and I thought her outfit reflected just that. I can picture Hannah sipping coffee and strolling the beautiful streets of Pairs. Hannah is wearing a darling cherry red pleated skirt complete with cherry printed socks and Keds paired with a blouse and cardigan. A very vintage modern flair. If you know Hannah then you know she is one well-dressed kitten! This outfit is just the bee’s. Fashion Tip: I’ve been asked numerous times “ how do you wear heels down the hill?” Here is a secret — I don’t! If I can manage the hill, I will but let’s be honest, it’s not pretty walking downhill in heels. Not only do you look like a chicken pecking at feed, it’s hard to keep your balance, ankles can sprain and you will ruin your amazing shoes. TIP: Get yourself a big purse or bag. Have your heels inside the bag and wear flats until you are 10 or so away from your destination and then switch! Your feet, ankles and hot shoes will thank you.

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


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Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: a Novel by David Rakoff A family epic of dysfunction absurd And written entirely in coupled, rhyming verse, At first evokes scrutiny, “What is this strange book? Is it poetry? Prose? Something someone mistook For ironic? Sincere? Or perhaps it’s just that —” Then the pages start to turn, and the words start to tap And you find it’s a novel, poetry as fiction: The horrors of life set to Dr. Seusian diction. This novel by the late David Rakoff, posthumous Was written while dying, and so it behooves us To read the book knowing the author saw his end: He jots down his manuscript, quick edit, hits “send.” And what he sends is a beautiful read Full of life, love, and cruelty, chances, and greed, A thread that follows souls as they bump through the decades And sleep with their bosses, make garments, and get AIDS Find meaningful moments that echo through time, And he writes all of this making every line rhyme. David Rakoff was a Canadian, Jewish, Gay, Writer, Those proper nouns strung out to elevate higher A man known for comedy, darkness, and dread Whose last book finally published, David now one year dead. And now, one year dead, how does one read the words, While knowing they’re written under a cancerous curse? That’s easy, one smiles at the wonder of form To make the unreadable subjects seem warm, To fool with couplets and disarm with cute rhymes, While mundane realities creep on towards the deadline.

<< Sagres, Portugal >> We stand looking out into the unknown, on the most southwesterly point of Europe at Sagres, Portugal. What must it have been like, back in the 1400’s, at the dawn of the Age of Discovery, when Prince Henry the Navigator stood here and dreamed great dreams? In the courtyard of his mighty fortress lies a giant compass rose, 43metres in diameter. It is here that Henry’s school of navigation was formed; it is easy to imagine this humble gathering of cartographers, mariners and mystics huddled about some point of the compass, arguing into the night about what lies beyond the setting sun. It is a lonely and desolate place. But it is part of the Algarve, the sun-drenched strip of coast that draws tourists from all over the world. We retreat to our Pousada, an authentic Portuguese inn, and warm ourselves in the glow of the welcoming fireplace.

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I mention this because I still recall my surprise when I visited a winery near the Kelowna airport last year and learned that the vineyard plantings were dominated by what we consider to be cool climate varieties: Baco Noir, Pinot Noir, Lemberger, Zweigelt, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris. Ancient Hill Estate Winery has an interesting history. In the 1930s the owners of the land, the Rittich brothers, imported a selection of vine varieties from Europe to test what would grow on the property. A vineyard was the result and it carried on into the 1950s, when it was wiped out by a severe winter. The brothers then replanted it to fruit trees and it was an orchard when Dutch immigrants Richard and Jitske Kamphuys arrived on the scene, looking for a business opportunity. They were city folk and didn’t have an agricultural background. After some years as orchardists, they decided there was little future in the tree fruit industry and decided to move into the wine business. In 2005 the vineyard was planted and in 2008 the owners contracted well-

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known Okanagan winery architect Robert Mackenzie to design the winery. Mackenzie is very good at designing for a site and in creating a design that works with the owners’ vision. Respected winemaker Christine Leroux made the first vintage wines. Before we entered the winery to meet Richard we wandered around the property, surprised at how high we had climbed on our drive from Kelowna. This was not the desert country we expect to find after driving only a short while to the south. But the westward slope captures the full value of later afternoon sun and the breeze ensures the grapes stay dry as they develop. Kamphuys is a genial host, but very serious about his business. We spent a half hour in a room with a huge table and a dozen chairs, perfect for a formal dinner or extended tasting. Just outside the door was a large tasting room and wine shop, built to accommodate large groups for informal events. He explained his choice for the winery’s name. The area was covered by glaciers 25,000 years ago and, as they melted, left behind were large deposits of sand and gravel — the stuff of dreams for grape growers. As recently as 10,000 years ago the Ancient Hill site was still under water. When we moved over to the tasting bar, Angela and I agreed that we were surprised at how much we enjoyed the lineup of wines, both reds and whites. Our tastes typically run to Bordeaux

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varieties and we didn’t expect to be so impressed with Baco Noir, Lemberger and Zweigelt. We were less surprised at how good the Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris were — these are varieties we like and know to thrive in all but the hottest parts of the province. In the last few weeks our memories were stirred when I brought a couple of Ancient Hill wines up from the cellar. One, a Zweigelt, made our way to Calgary, where we enjoyed it with dinner. The adults at the table all thoroughly enjoyed it. Then last week I chose the Gewurz to accompany a Thai dinner. I used a green curry base for rice noodles, chicken, onions, celery and zucchini. The wine had only the slightest hint of sweetness (I am not a fan of sweet wines, except for dessert) and it was extremely floral, with typical Gewurz notes of rose petals, lychee, melon and tropical fruits, including a hint of pineapple. The spiciness helped make it a perfect match with the food on our plates. The bottles’ labels feature a Celticlike symbol, with intertwining shapes representing Earth, Air and Fire. The symbol can also be relied on to indicate quality, which is Job #1 for Richard and Jitske Kamphuys. Lorne Eckersley is publisher of the Creston Valley Advance. His website,, features a collection of columns, stories and photos about wine, food, travel and arts.

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Nelson At War, a new exhibit on Nelson’s involvement in World Wars I and II, as well as the Boer War, opens in Gallery B at Touchstones Nelson on Saturday, September 14. The exhibit will feature historic photos and news clippings from the Shawn Lamb Archives, as well as artifacts from the Permanent Collection. Underwritten, a new exhibit by Nelson artist Susan Andrews Grace, opens Friday, September 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Touchstones Nelson. This Gallery A exhibit will continue to November 17. The artist will speak at the gallery on Friday, September 27 at 7 p.m. 4Cats Arts studio and the Nelson Public Library have teamed up for another Children's Art Gala. On Tuesday, September 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., bring the whole family down to the library to see some fantastic art created by local children enrolled at 4Cats. There will also be music by children's entertainer Mr. Mojo and homemade goodies donated by the Friends of the Library.


The Kootenay Storytelling Festival presents a weekend of storytelling that will take you from the roots to the stars from September 20 to 22. Featuring performances in English and French for adults and children from internationally acclaimed storytellers: Jowi Taylor, Anne Glover, Kung Jaadee, Shoshana Litman, Jaymie Matthews, Magpie Ulysses, Barry Gray, Corky Evans and Richard Rowberry. Festival passes are $20 for one day or $35 for two! Individual shows are $8 for adults or $5 for children under 12. A full schedule is available at Kootenay Book Weekend is September 20 to 22 at the Best Western hotel in Nelson. The weekend includes a public talk by Giller Award-winning author Elizabeth Hey on Sunday, September 22 at 11 a.m. Tickets are $10. For more info see


This Nelson Civic Theatre early show this week is Woody Allen's latest Blue Jasmine, in which a New York house wife struggles through a life crisis, screening at 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Tuesday, and Sunday at 1 p.m. The

late show is The Mortal Instruments; City of Bones, a German-American adventure fantasy film based on the first book of the Mortal Instruments series, screening Friday, Saturday and Tuesday at 9 p.m. and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. For more information, including trailers for the films, see The official Nelson launch of the all-new Deconstructing Dinner television and web series is set for Monday, September 16 at the Civic Theatre. Four of the six half-hour episodes will be shared (Eggs, Garlic, Tomatoes and Honey) including a selection of short webisodes. Join writer and host Jon Steinman and musical supervisor Adham Shaikh to celebrate the launch. Tickets are $15. A 40-minute documentary on the North-South exchange: 17 L.V. Rogers students who took part in an exchange with students from the Northwest Territories will premiere at the Nelson Civic Theatre on Wednesday, September 18 at 7 p.m. Following the movie, the LVR students will answer questions from the audience. Tickets are $5.

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Pura Vida Foundation presents a night of amazing documentaries on Friday, September 20 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 with all the proceeds and donations going towards building a new shelter for abandoned and severely abused girls. The Capitol Theatre hosts a Grease Singalong on Saturday, September 28. This is a fully-interactive screening of the classic film with on-screen subtitles. Dressing up is strongly encouraged (there will be a costume contest!) and full audience participation essential. Tickets are $15 for adults or $12 for students, available at the Capitol Theatre box office.


Vancouver actor-playwright TJ Dawe brings his one-man show Medicine to the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, October 5. In Medicine, he tells of his experiences at a retreat led by author, doctor and activist Gabor Mate in which the participants ingest the Peruvian shamanic psychotropic plant brew ayahuasca. There will be a Q and A session after the performance. Tickets are $20, available at the Capitol Theatre box office and online at


UK party starter Barry Ashworth brings his DJ set “Dub Pistols” to Spiritbar on Friday, September 13. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10. UK EDM producer Deekline plays Spiritbar on Saturday, September 14. Ticket information at the Hume Hotel. Gypsy folk duo Jake Verburg and Steph Clifford play the Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw on Saturday, September 14 at 6 p.m. Admission by donation. Selkirk Pro-Musica presents Celso Machado on Saturday, September 14 at the Shambhala Music and Performance Hall at Selkirk College. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, available at Otter Books and at the door Tim Hus is celebrating the release of his new CD Western Star with a concert at the Slocan Legion Hall on Sunday, September 15. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the band will play from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Chali 2na is returning to Spiritbar with his full band for another night of legendary hip hop, rock, funk and more on Monday, September 16. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the Hume Hotel or on

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The ninth annual Sinixt Barter Fair features live music from 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, September 20 and all day Saturday, September 21. This year's lineup features Adam Shaikh, Adrian Xavier, Buckman Coe, Barefoot Caravan and Yan Zombie. The fair continues on Sunday, September 22 with rivers day. Admission is by donation ($20 per adult recommended) and camping is free. The event is at the Sinixt Fairgrounds (4120 Passmore Lower Road in Vallican). Bring the whole family, along with some items to barter or trade in the vendor village. Australia’s biggest hip-hop act, Bliss N Eso, will be at Spiritbar on Saturday, September 21 with Ceekay Jones. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $15. Elliot Brood returns to Spiritbar on Tuesday, September 24. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25. Edmonton singer-songwriter Christa Couture plays the Ymir School House on Wednesday, September 25. EL Gordo has a CD release show on Wednesday, September 25 at The Special (810 Silica Street). Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Jeff Crosby and the Refugees play Finley’s Irish Bar and Pub on Wednesday September 18 with Buckman Coe.

American folk rock music duo the Indigo Girls play the Capitol Theatre on Wednesday, September 25. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are sold out.

Six String Nation, the internationally acclaimed performance from Jowi Taylor. Plus local favourites Paul Landsberg and Trio Voyage, Laura Landsberg, Allison Girvan and Lalin. An opening night concert for the Kootenay Storytelling Festival on September 20. Tickets $20 or $12 for students, available at the Capitol.

La Cafamore presents Celebrated Trios, a night of classical music. Two famous piano trios will be performed: Haydn’s "Gypsy" and Beethoven’s "Archduke" on Sunday, October 6 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Nelson United Church. Tickets are $15 for adults or $12 for students and seniors. Children under 12 are free.


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September 13, 2013 edition of the Nelson Star