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Friday, October 11 • 2013

Vol. 6 • Issue 30

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City councillor Robin Cherbo and Nelson Police Department Insp. Paul Burkart were on the corner of Ward and Baker Wednesday for the third annual Reach a Reader campaign. The pair sold the Nelson Star with funds going toward literacy initiatives offered in the community by the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.

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The Kootenay Lake school district has not been able to find funds to cover wage increases for its CUPE workers — at least not without unwanted impacts on students, board chair Mel Joy says. Trustees discussed the matter — the CUPE bargaining provincial framework savings plan — at a special finance committee meeting Tuesday afternoon in Creston. “While the Ministry [of Education] is asking boards to find the money within our budgets, they had also said there could be no impact on our core services,” Joy said. “Our board stated last night that there was no way we could make reductions in our budget without impacting services to students.” Joy explained staff worked on a savings plan giving consideration to a “broad range of ideas” including reduction in school supply allocations as well as reduction in technology replacement and industrial tech education budgets, for example. After deliberation, the finance committee rejected that plan and the board followed suit. “There were things within that savings plan that we know would impact services to kids,” she said. CUPE locals throughout the province are working with local boards after the government negotiated a wage increase averting a strike last month. The tentative provincial framework agreement included an end rate 3.5 percent wage increase over two years. The agreement provides a one per cent increase retroactive to July 1, two per cent on February 1, 2014, and 0.5 per cent on May 1, 2014. Story continues to ‘Talks’ on Page 5

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Local students got a firsthand lesson on rebuilding ecosystems this week. The Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee invited classes from Nelson Waldorf school, Trafalgar middle school, L.V. Rogers secondary, and Selkirk College’s recreation, fish and wildlife program to help plant native trees and shrubs in two Nelson parks where invasive plants have been a problem. About 100 new trees and shrubs were planted along the dog walk, next to the airport, and another 200 went in along the perimeter of Davie Street park. Prior to the planting at the park, public work crews came through with a backhoe and dug out several dump truck loads of invasive plants. Project coordinator Jennifer Vogel said the site needed much attention. “It was covered in mature scotch broom that was five or six years old, as well as other invasives like common tansy, hoary alyssum and spotted knapweed,” she explained, standing in the park Tuesday morning as the all-boys Grade 7 class from Trafalgar got to work with shovels and buckets to pack soil around the trees they were planting in holes pre-dug for them by the city crews. Vogel said it’s not enough to just pull out the unwanted plants, you need to grow something else there to make it harder for the invasives to reestablish themselves. “The idea is to create com-

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A group of students in the all-boys Grade 7 class at Trafalgar middle school plant a native species of tree at Davie Street park to provide some competition for the invasive plants that grow there. petition against any invasive plants,” Vogel said, also citing other benefits. “We’re also creating erosion control as well as habitat for native birds and trying to regain a native ecosystem.” Still, she said the invasive plants will grow back next year. The scotch broom had gone to seed before it was removed, and the re-growth will have to be pulled by hand next year to avoid damaging the native plants. Vogel said the city will take Riverfront Acreage

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on this ongoing maintenance of the site and an irrigation system will be installed to help encourage healthy growth of the native plants. “Once the trees and shrubs get big enough, they’ll totally out compete the invasives,” Vogel said. Funding to buy the trees and shrubs for the site came from Canon’s Take Root grant program. The City of Nelson, Columbia Basin Trust and Selkirk College also provided support for the project.

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Nelson property owners who don’t try to control invasive plants could face a $250 fine under the city’s property maintenance bylaw. City council is in the process of introducing new penalties for contraventions to that bylaw and while they’re at it, they’ve also added some new requirements for keeping properties up to city standards. It will soon be mandatory for residents to “cut and/or remove noxious weeds from [their] property to prevent blowing and spread thereof.” Examples of noxious weeds include scotch broom, English Ivy and several species of knapweed. Several councillors expressed concern about the bylaw change. Councillor Paula Kiss fears residents might resort to using harsh pesticides on their weeds to avoid a fine. Mayor John Dooley thinks it would be hypocritical for the city to hand out fines for invasive plants when so many grow on city property. But city manager Kevin Cormack said bylaw officers won’t be going around writing tickets to everyone with a few undesirable plants in their yard. The main concern is vacant lands that aren’t being maintained. “There’re a lot of invasive plants growing wild on private property along John’s Walk and other unoccupied properties around the city,” he said. “We need a way to encourage the property owners, who might not live in the city, to have somebody taking care of the land.” — Sam Van Schie

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A week into the Kootenay Co-op’s member loan campaign, the local store needing help for their next phase of business is seeing support for their growth. “We reached $400,000 in committed loans after the first seven days and expect to hit $500,000 by the end of this week,” reports board director and member loans committee chair Susan Morrison. Launched on October 1, the goal is to raise $1.5 million to equip the new store planned for the east end of Baker Street. “Our members have been telling us for years that they want more space, an indoor seating area, store parking, a great classroom and meeting space,” says Morrison. “This is a big project and our members — through the member loans program — will play an important role in turning those hopes into a reality.” General manager Deirdrie Lang anticipates that it will cost approximately $3 million to take the store from “an empty, unfinished 20,000 sq ft space” to “an inviting community-owned space, with energy efficient equipment, commissary kitchen, café, checkout counters, display units, lighting and all the other fixtures that will turn the building into our new co-op store.” The co-op engaged in a similar member loans program in 1991 when the fledgling business moved from their Gerricks Cycle location to the current one at 295 Baker Street. Jocelyn Carver, the co-op’s marketing and outreach manager, says turning to the membership rather than a bank is good for both members and the business. “Member money is both a strong signal of support for the project and of confidence for the members,” she says. Carver describes member capital as “patient capital” or “subordinate” with people being paid back after the banks. She explains interest rates “are reasonable for the co-op, quite favourable for the co-op.” Loans under $10,000 are paid back at 3.5 per cent over the seven-year term. Loans

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Nelson council hopes adding more and better designed bicycle racks downtown will help encourage people to leave their cars at home. At a meeting Monday night, council unanimously endorsed a new bicycle parking design guideline, which outlines best practises for bike rack styles and siting for both short and long term bicycle parking infrastructure. “A lot of the bike racks out there are designed in a way that makes it difficult to encourage people to ride bikes — they’re often very flimsy, or wreck bicycles and wheels, or they’re not secure,” explained Nelson development manager Dave Wahn. “These design guidelines aim to rectify that.” The guidelines will be provided to businesses and developers who want to install bike racks either voluntarily or as part of their zoning requirements. The new draft off-street parking and landscaping bylaw currently being circulated for public review proposes bike parking as a requirement for all newly constructed commercial buildings and for multi-unit residential

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properties with more than 10 dwellings — for example, the forthcoming Nelson Commons development. According to the 2011 census, 3.8 per cent of Nelsonites bike to work — well above the provincial average of 2.1 per cent. Councillor Paula Kiss suggested more people would commute downtown by bicycle if it were easier to find a place to park them. “Part of the reason I stopped riding by bike to work was that I had nowhere to park it, short or tying it to the Fortis

gas meter or parking it on a no-parking sign half a block away,” she said. The city has purchased two new bike racks to replace some at the Nelson Public Library that are a particularly bad design. Wahn suggested the public works department could continue adding a few new bike racks around Nelson each year, including some designed by local artists. “We envision having competitions through the cultural development committee to encourage artist to submit their ideas for ‘art bike racks’

that meet the design criteria,” he said. Mayor John Dooley expressed some frustration about cyclists who attach their bikes to parking meters or lean them against buildings, obstructing the sidewalk. He wondered if a bylaw could be developed to fine people who don’t park their bikes at designated racks. But council didn’t share his view. “Given the choice, any cyclist would rather have their bike on a properly designed rack,” Kiss said, in response to Dooley’s suggestion. “We can’t go after people who lock their bikes to sign posts, if we don’t offer them a viable alternative.” The new guidelines suggest that all bicycle racks should: • Support the bicycle in at least two places, to prevent it from falling over; • Allow locking of the frame and one or both wheels with a U‐style lock; • Be securely anchored to the ground, floor, or building; • Be resistant to cutting, rusting, bending, and deformation; and • Provide easily accessible bicycle parking spaces that do not require moving another bicycle for access or maneuvering.


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Get ready to throw it down — again! With ski season still a skiff of powder away, next week Powder Magazine is starting round one of this year’s version of the Ski Town Throwdown. Starting Monday, Whitewater Ski Resort is again in the running after taking top honours along with Rossland’s Red Mountain in last season’s Throwdown. Paired together, the local hills were voted Best Ski Town out of 32 throughout North America in an online competition embraced by lovers of the local ski scene. Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism’s executive director Dianna Ducs said winning last year’s honours has helped bring tourists to the community. “It absolutely benefitted us,” she

said. “Whitewater got some big recognition as a top place to ski.” This year, the powerhouse Whitewater and Rossland combo have been split up and will enter the Throwdown on their own, possibly facing each other. Entered in the Great White North division featuring ski hills from BC, Alberta and Alaska, Whitewater is pegged against Kelowna’s Big White in round one. Rossland takes on Kimberley. Whitewater will be leading the charge this year, campaigning for their hill. Last year, the push for

votes proved intense as the competition called for daily reminders to cast an online vote via Facebook. Even Mayor John Dooley made his rounds, iPad in tow, asking for people to vote. Ducs said it’s really up to the community whether they want to embrace the Throwdown in 2013. “We are thankful for their passion and support last year,” she said. In Powder’s November issue, they ranked the top 64 places to ski powder taking into consideration vertical snowfall, skiable area and whether the hill was too packed with people. These places are all included in this year’s Throwdown. Other divisions include Big East, Rocky Mountain West and Far East. The Best Ski Town will be decided when the final two hills battle it out and voting closes on December 16.

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Student refutes discipline decision greg nesteroff Nelson Star Reporter

An L.V. Rogers student says she was shocked to learn one of her teachers was disciplined partly for an incident she was involved in. According to a decision issued by the BC Teacher Regulation Branch on September 5, Paul Belanger marked a student’s math test in front of the class and commented on her performance, causing her “distress and embarrassment.” Tiyena Krause, who is now in Grade 12, says she was the student, but the description of the incident lacked context and she never complained about it. Krause said it occurred during the second semester of the last school year. Belanger had never marked anybody’s test in front of a class, but did so because she was pestering him for her mark. Neither anticipated she had done poorly. Krause said Belanger marked her test on a projector and made suggestions as he went along. “[It was] constructive criticism,” she told the Star. “It’s hard to take that in front of your whole class, but distressed is not the right word. After class, he apologized and let me re-test, which isn’t something he nor-

mally does. He acknowledged he made a mistake.” A week or two later, a school administrator asked her about the incident. “I explained we made up, I retested, he apologized, we’re completely fine. It wasn’t a big thing.” That was the last she heard of it until the disciplinary decision was released. Belanger was suspended for five days in the spring by the district, reprimanded by the regulation branch, and ordered to take a boundaries course. “I knew he was suspended for something, but didn’t realize I

played a part in it,” Krause says. “I had a good student-teacher relationship with him.” She doesn’t know who complained on her behalf. She has since tried to set the record straight with district administrators, but doesn’t feel they took her seriously. Krause also said she is familiar with other incidents mentioned in the disciplinary decision and doesn’t believe they were portrayed accurately either. For instance, the decision cited Belanger for a game called Question Friday in which stu-

dents put questions in a box that he answered, “sometimes addressing topics not related to school which made some students uncomfortable.” However, Krause says it was a way for Belanger to relate to students and there was nothing negative about it. “It’s questions about class, about curriculum… There would be inappropriate comments from immature kids, but he wouldn’t answer. It wasn’t what everyone assumed at all. Being in class versus just hearing or reading about it, it’s harmless.” Krause, who took math with Belanger in both Grades 10 and 11, joins a chorus of students who have defended him publicly following news of the disciplinary decision. She said there have also been numerous Facebook comments vouching for him as a teacher. But she says it wasn’t easy to step forward. She worried publicly supporting him might upset other teachers, parents, or community members, but ultimately decided she couldn’t stay silent. “I don’t want to just sit back. Belanger is such a good teacher and helped me so much. I feel bad knowing I was involved in something that brought this upon him.”

Talks planned despite no money on table

Continued from Page 1 CUPE issued a release this week stating the union hopes to work with school boards to ensure services for all BC students are not adversely affected. They stand together with trustees in calling on the provincial government to invest in public education with the funding necessary to meet the requirements of the agreement between the BC government and education workers, said Colin Pawson, chair of the CUPE BC K-12 Presidents’ Council. “This is the deal the BC Government negotiated, and so they are required to fund this agreement,” he said. “Under the government’s own cooperative gains mandate services that affect students cannot be cut.” 5

Joy said the Kootenay Lake school board’s rejection of the savings plan was in part based “on principle.” “We had written a letter in the spring stating that the minister needed to come to the table as well with some savings or some amount of money to provide a wage increase. To fully expect our board to find it within our own budgets when we are already cut so thin, we just felt this isn’t possible,” she said. With meetings with local CUPE workers scheduled, Joy said she’s not sure what will happen as they come to the table with no money. It’s possible bargaining will continue outside the framework agreement. Other options are being explored as well.

“If we don’t have an agreement by the time the provincial framework is done, I am not sure what that means,” said Joy. “I don’t know if our CUPE will respond with a strike. It’s ‘wait and see’ at the moment. We are hopeful the Ministry will put some effort into finding an amount of money that will contribute to finding this wage increase.” School district bargaining tables are continuing to meet across BC. Once settlements are achieved, they will be voted on by the memberships of the respective CUPE locals, of which there are 57 CUPE across BC, representing 27,000 educational support workers. The deadline for ratification of all local agreements is December 20.

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The Cultural Development Committee is inviting membership applications to its new Heritage Working Group. Interested persons should submit a letter outlining their experience, knowledge and background with heritage matters and their general availability for meetings. The Heritage Working Group Terms of Reference and the City’s Community Service Application Form are available on the City’s website If you are interested in applying, you are encouraged to: 1. Read the Heritage Working Group Terms of Reference 2. Download and complete the Community Service Application Form 3. Submit your letter and application form no later than Friday October 18, 2013 Applications should be sent as follows:

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Friday, October 11, 2013 Nelson Star

Publisher: Karen Bennett

Kaslo emergency room cuts condemned

Re: “Kaslo ER on verge of part time hours,” September 27 The Interior Health Authority’s decision to reduce emergency services to Kalso will only result in hardship to the members of that community, and those members who live in outlying communities serviced by Kaslo. Contrary to the Ministry of Health’s strategic goal No. 3 which speaks to accessibility of timely, safe, and appropriate hospital services that support the needs of the patients and their families, the IHA’s decision to reduce services at the Victorian Hospital in Kaslo will do exactly the opposite. Losing the emergency services in Kaslo will reduce the ability to triage and stabilize patients with medical emergencies. The loss of these services will result in patients having to travel to Nelson, by either private vehicle or the provincial ambulance service. Those patients may then require more critical intervention and the delay in providing service may result in increased complications and deaths. In light of the negative impact to our families and communities, I urge the IHA to look at all models of care, including the use of nurse practitioners, promotion of nurse first call and remote nursing practice certification for RNs, in order to maintain 24/7 services in Kaslo. Lorne Burkart Regional Chair West Kootenay Region, BC Nurses’ Union Open letter to health minister Terry Lake, Interior Health CEO Dr. Robert Halpenny, and NelsonCreston MLA Michelle Mungall: I am writing to express my concerns with the health service delivery provided in Kaslo. In a word, insufficient. Last fall, IHA agreed to find a way to continue to provide emergency services at the Victorian Community Health Centre of Kaslo. After efforts in the spring, which were time-consuming, energy draining, but designed to look hopeful to the locals, not much has changed. ER services are continually on diversion and

Interior Health is proposing to reduce the Kaslo emergency room’s hours to weekdays 9 to 5.

creative solution to providing 24/7 emergency coverage for us. I would like Michelle Mungall, to push for (“demand consistently” as my dictionary defines it) the political will to provide 24/7 emergency coverage in rural areas, noting that urban solutions are not the “creative” model needed for rural situations. Kate O’Keefe Johnsons Landing

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now decreased to office hours (9 to 5, Monday to Friday). This would be satisfactory in an urban centre, where the nearest ER is not, minimally, one hour distant as it is for us. IHA assures us that they are doing, have done, and will continue to do their utmost to advertise and attract physicians to Kaslo. This is something that also has not changed — advertising is restricted and difficult to find, contacts from local residents not followed up on, and — shame, shame —one energetic, willing doctor was not paid! At the spring meetings and in Dr. Ross’ report many alternative suggestions were put forward to provide the services needed in a cost efficient and novel way. In fact, IHA patted itself on the back saying that the agreement reached in Kaslo would be the model of rural health delivery in their region, noting that most rural areas were having similar difficulties. But, alas, empty words from IHA, yet again. Reducing services is not novel, nor does it solve the issues in rural areas. An excellent opportunity was at hand to create something unique, efficient and valuable. That opportunity still exists, if the political will is there. I pay the same taxes for medical services as my friends in urban centres. Yet, I, and my neighbours, do not expect the same services as urbanites. We expect to have physician services during regular office hours; we expect emergency

services within an hour, as promised; we expect to travel one to three hours for specialty services; and we expect to travel much further for tertiary services. This is not unreasonable. On a personal note, I live in Johnsons Landing which is one hour’s travel from Kaslo in good weather. I expect to travel this distance for both regular and emergency services; and I expect that travel to all my other health service needs will be two to three hours and more. Note briefly: IHA promised a novel, creative, state-of-the-art primary health centre for Kaslo. Instead, they used a “same-old” model. There is nothing creative about the centre, although the committee of local residents again input novel, workable, cost-efficient ideas. Note also: the money spent to bring Dr. Ross (a wonderful resource and human being) from across the country, to bring several dozen IHA staff to Kaslo, to create pages and pages of documents could have better been used to fund a physician. And note again: best practices utilize local input in creating workable contented medical facilities; something IHA fails miserably at. I would like Terry Lake, to instruct IHA to create a new, unique, creative solution to providing 24/7 emergency coverage for us. I would like Dr. Halpenny, to provide direction to appropriate staff to create a new, unique,

I am appalled by the decision of the Federal Election Boundaries Commission to separate Nelson from Trail and Castlegar with whom we have community, geographical and economic links. Nelson has been moved into a new riding called Kootenay Columbia which includes Cranbrook. I attended the public meeting held by the commission in Nelson along with approximately 20 others who had registered to speak to the proposed changes including our local area politicians. All of the presenters gave compelling reasons as to why the proposed new boundaries made no sense in terms of the communities affected. However, one person who failed to register with the commission got in the last word. This was Stephen Hill, who was the unsuccessful Conservative candidate in our riding in the last federal election. Mr. Hill was the only person to speak out in favour of the proposed changes which have undoubtedly placed Nelson in a Conservative riding. This appears to be more Conservative meddling with the electoral process. Sandra Nelken Nelson I was angry and sad to learn recently that under the configuration of the new federal riding changes, Nelson has been taken out of the former Southern Interior riding and joined to Kootenay Columbia. This means that we lose Castlegar and Trail, and the north shore of Kootenay Lake, New Denver and the Slocan Valley, all traditionally part of our federal riding and close to us geographically.

What do we gain? Well, Kaslo — that makes a bit of sense. But Cranbrook, Salmo, Nakusp? I’m told it’s all about the numbers, that the 2012 Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia tried to keep all federal ridings to a baseline population close to 105,000 people. The Southern Interior riding was huge and unwieldy, granted, but this one really makes no sense. Maybe it’s not about politics, but what about community identity? Sandra Hartline Nelson

Tired of bus stop excuses I am a resident of Granite Manor who recently attended a meeting with city and BC Transit officials where complaints were aired about the loss of a bus stop required for aging seniors. We were bombarded with excuses and ass covering. We were never consulted or told the service was being removed. Now the provincial bus pass that is a right of all seniors across BC is no longer accessible to seniors who live at the Granite Manor. Having a transportation system that discriminates against seniors and prevents them travelling on the city bus is a disservice and reeks of offensive smells associated with cattle farming. A properly designed service has a bus stop near all apartment complexes and places where people congregate. Dawson Creek has had a properly operating bus system for many years with bus stops placed where they are needed. Perhaps rather than removing services the transportation people could travel to that city where seniors are respected for their contributions to society as pioneers and do not experience removal of services that make their daily lives easier. Give your head a shake. You may want someone to vote for you in the next civic election. John Dooley and city council are you listening? Because the people who attend meetings have their fingers stuck in their ears. Robert Johnson Nelson

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On Friday night at 11 p.m. police stopped a speeding driver who did a U-turn and parked in a no-parking zone around the 700 block of Vernon Street. When approached he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol but refused to provide a breath sample. “He then began filming the members and interfered with the impounding of his vehicle,” Sgt. Paul Bayes said in a news release. The man was arrested and charged with obstructing a police officer. His vehicle was impounded for 30 days and his licence suspended for 90 days. • On Friday, Nelson police located several people drinking in Cottonwood Falls Park. “All were cooperative and disposed of their liquor immediately,” Bayes said.

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Our area is hardly a hotbed of hot cars, according to a database created by The Vancouver Sun. Using information supplied by ICBC, the newspaper put together an interactive map that showed the frequency of auto crime in the province, including all auto thefts, thefts from autos, and vandalism reported to the provincial insurer from 2009-12. As it turns out, stolen car claims in this area are rare: no community recorded double digits in a single year. The highest total was nine in Castlegar in 2009. Thefts from vehicle claims are similarly uncommon, with less than a handful in each place per year. Vandalism, however, is a lot more prevalent: Nelson and its immediate area saw 23 cases last year resulting in insurance claims and 19 the previous year. Trail recorded 29 cases in 2009 and 42 cases in 2010, although many were blamed on a single culprit. A 40-year-old man pled guilty to two charges but was suspected in 84 incidents. Smaller communities, while not immune, see auto crime even less often. Slocan only had two incidents of vandalism over the four years, both recorded in 2010. The ICBC numbers don’t necessarily match what is reported to police departments. Nelson police, for instance, recorded 13 stolen vehicle complaints in 2012, only a few of which resulted in insurance claims. Hardly any thefts from vehicles were on ICBC’s radar, even though police responded to 47 incidents last year, down from 91 in 2010. “We don’t have a very significant problem here by and large,” chief Wayne Holland told the Star. “But even one auto theft or break in is going to concern the victim.” Holland brought the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team’s bait car program to Nelson in 2011 after working with it in the Lower Mainland. The policeowned vehicles have engines that can be disabled remotely and are equipped with GPS systems and

Auto crimes reported to ICBC Nelson 2009 36 (6 stolen, 1 theft from) 2010 24 (2 stolen, 2 theft from) 2011 26 (3 stolen, 4 theft from) 2012 28 (3 stolen, 2 theft from) 2009 2010 2011 2012

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Stolen other includes motorcycles on-board video and audio systems. Since the program began in 2003, over 1,200 arrests have been made and BC has seen a 71 per cent decrease in auto theft, although not all of it can be attributed to bait cars. BC still had the fourth-worst auto theft rate in the country in 2011, after the Prairie provinces, with 289 vehicles stolen per 100,000 people compared to 239 per 100,000 Canada-wide. No one has actually stolen a bait car in Nelson, but someone made an unsuccessful attempt on a trailer and another person looked over a truck, Holland said, adding that for many would-be thieves, knowing bait cars are in use is enough to discourage potential crimes. “The average car thief is not that smart, but smart enough to know they’re cooked if they do [steal a bait car],” he said. “Part of the success of IMPACT and the bait program is to get the message out that we can film and record them, which results in a near 100 per cent conviction rate.” Belonging to IMPACT comes at no additional burden to local

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taxpayers, he added. While Holland wouldn’t reveal operational specifics of the program, he did say if they notice trends in the vehicles being swiped, they can obtain bait cars in those makes and models. He also said in the rare cases that cars are actually stolen around Nelson, it’s typically for a joyride, and police are usually able to recover the missing vehicle within 72 hours. In one case, a single mom newly arrived in town got her car back the same night. Police also arrested three men a few months ago for stealing from vehicles, one of whom turned out to be one of Calgary’s most prolific thieves. So has the bait car program been successful? “I’m going to hazard a guess and say yes, probably, but let’s also be honest and say Nelson didn’t have that significant a problem to begin with,” Holland said. “I would rather see our stats remain low. Whether it’s due to the bait car or [having a] safe community, I don’t care.”

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Community Events World Food Day is Wednesday, October 16. The Nelson Food Cupboard (602 Silica Street) is hosting a “Food Security Fair” from 4 to 7 p.m. to celebrate.

Bauslaugh will speak about famous examples of jury nullification on Monday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Church Hall (corner of Victoria and Kootenay streets). Admission is by donation.

Seniors Economic Environment Development Society (SEEDS) will have its first annual general meeting on Thursday, October 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Kalein Hospice Centre (402 West Richards Street). For info contact seeds12nelson@

Authors and social historians Patricia and Bob Malcolmson offer a glimpse into the role of personal journals in our understanding of history in a special presentation on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library.

On October 18 and 19, Touchstones Nelson will be hosting an art and antiques appraisal clinic with Peter Blundell, a long-time former Ontario antiques dealer. The cost is $35 for Touchstones members or $45 general public, which includes an appointment of 15 minutes for up to three items. Sign up at Touchstones. Don’t miss being a part of the fun and excitement of The Great Pumpkin Auction at Cottonwood Community Market on Saturday, October 19 from noon to 2 p.m. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes will be available to bid on. Celebrate National Co-op Week and learn more about how co-ops work in Nelson and Southeastern BC on Saturday, October 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Nelson Commons parking lot. Come out and meet the members behind the scenes at the Kootenay Carshare Co-op, the Kootenay Country Store Co-op, Kootenay Co-op Radio, and many of the region’s other 35 thriving co-ops and credit unions. Free Snacks! Hot Drinks! For more information on this and other co-op week events in the area, visit www. La Leche League Nelson provides breastfeeding information and support to moms and soon-tobe-moms. We meet at 1 p.m. on the third Monday of each month (October 21) at The Family Place, 312 Silica Street. For more information call 250-352-3583. In the Canadian justice system, jurors can hand down a verdict of not guilty even if the accused clearly broke the law. What are the implications of this tremendous yet secretive power? Dr. Gary

The AGM for the Nelson and District Hospice Society has been postponed to Tuesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. at the Kalein Hospice Centre (402 West Richards Street). The Nelson Nordic Ski Club hosts its preseason membership drive from Thursday, October 31 to Sunday at Chakho Mika Mall. On Saturday, November 2 they host their AGM and ski swap at the Rod and Gun Club. AGM goes at 9 a.m. with doors opening on ski swap at 10 a.m. For more upcoming events and dates, and membership and kids program forms, see the website Weekly meetings Free iPad for Seniors group every Wednesday at 3 p.m. to explore your iPad and learn new tips and tricks. All levels welcome! Located in the Learning Place (lower level of City Hall). Call Joan for more information at 250-352-3218. Spark! is a free after-school arts group for girls ages 12 to 16 every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Nelson and District Youth Centre. Snacks are provided. Facilitated by Ursula Twiss. Drop-in table tennis at the Blewett Elementary School every Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. when school is in session. Please bring clean gym shoes, no street shoes allowed. A drop-in fee of $2 will be collected. 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

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Tell us about your upcoming event, email: It also offers affordable help with household tasks. The office is open Monday to Thursday from 10 to 2 p.m. at 719 Vernon Street. Available on Tuesdays from 10 to noon are seniors’ counselling and free income tax service. On Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. learn about elder abuse prevention. Call 250-3526008 for more information on all seniors’ programs 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. Workshops Oxygen Art Centre courses open for both youth and adults! Karen Guilbault is teaching two one-day workshops: How Did You Get That Colour? on October 19 and Wet and Wild: A Fresh Approach to Painting on November 30. To Register phone 250-352-2821. The Columbia Basin Craft Symposium will be held October 25 to 27 in Nelson. This event will focus on the professional development of contemporary craft artists with a variety of workshops, discussions and presentations by some of the most influential artists in the field of craft today. For more information or contact the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council at 250-352-2421. In conjunction with the Underwritten exhibit at Touchstones Nelson, Lynn Dragone will also offer a “Moving with the Big Brush: Calligraphy and Movement” workshop, on Saturday, October 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Shambhala Meditation Center (444 Baker Street) The fee is $50 or $35 for members. Register through Internationally acclaimed artist, Kristy Gordon, will be teaching a three-day portrait painting workshop in Nelson from December 5 to 7. Each day will include a painting demonstration, discussion and individual instruction at the easel. To register for the workshop, or for further information, please contact Bev Gordon by email at

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. Fundraisers 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. The great pumpkin giveaway is Friday, October 26 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Nelson Safeway. Everyone who makes a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation can pick a pumpkin to take home with them and enter to win a $5,000 cash prize compliments of Investors Group. Ongoing bottle drive in support of BEAKS Wild Bird Rehabilitation. Bottles/cans can be dropped off at The Nelson Animal Hospital on Ymir Road. Announcement Ascension Lutheran Church is collecting sweaters for Syrian refugees living in relief camps outside their home country. The goal is to gather 10,000+ sweaters and get them there before winter. Sweaters of all sizes are needed for men, women and children. New or gently loved sweaters can be dropped off at Wait’s News until October 31. Each year hundreds of people take advantage of the fabulous costumes housed in the Norma Vecchio Costume Collection in the basement of the Capitol Theatre. However, occasionally costumes don’t get returned. This fall, the Capitol Theatre Costume Shop has declared a Costume Return Amnesty. If you have a Capitol Theatre costume lurking in your closet at home, or languishing, forgotten in your basement, just return it to the Capitol — no questions asked! Lonesome costumes can be dropped off at the Capitol anytime Tuesday to Friday, between 12:30 and 4 p.m. To include your event in the online calendar visit Or email to add your event to the community calendar.

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Curling and Squash

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Two local clubs are wondering if they’d be better together. The Nelson Curling Centre and the Nelson Squash Club are currently investigating whether a strategic partnership to share the aging curling centre building could work. The building, leased from the City of Nelson is currently underutilized and encounters ongoing repairs, maintenance and high utility expenses. The curling rink has a sand floor, which eliminates the use of the large open space in the off season, but has the potential to facilitate non-curling events for other private and public building sharing partners. The partnership exploration started with the curling centre evaluating their long-term financial viability, which results in the need to look for building sharing partners. NCC regularly applies for grants and funding to secure the financing needed to renovate the building and deliver new curling programs. The exploration for a partnership was approved in principle by the curling membership. While the Nelson Squash Club is alive and well, still operating above The Royal at 330 Baker Street, the tenancy at their current location is uncertain and prevents the growth

of their sport, they say. So, the club has been looking for a new facility. The squash and curling clubs have had an initial architectural and engineering feasibility report completed, looking at the construction of squash courts in the building, and other extensive renovations. The feasibility report will be presented to the curling club members at a Special Resolution Meeting scheduled for November 4. The curling and squash clubs are hoping to have the support of the Nelson and District Recreation Commission for their proposed partnership. The commission is slated to meet this month to discuss the usage of the existing buildings within the recreation precinct, and move forward on a plan for recreation for Nelson and District.

The Nelson Curling Centre, who had 175 members last year, is preparing for the upcoming curling season that is filled with re-energized programs. Weekly leagues start October 14 and include mixed, mens, seniors and ladies. New curling programs include Learn-To-Curl, Little Rockers and Youth League after school all starting October 28. “Nelson Curling Centre would like to encourage people of all ages to try the sport of curling, because it’s great fun and exercise, not to mention a Canadian tradition,” says a release issued by the club. Visit for more information. Squash courts have been available to the public above the Royal Hotel for almost 30 years. In 2011, the club membership formed a non-profit society to run the club operations when the last private operators decided to move on due to redevelopment plans for the building. Full-season membership includes 24/7 key access to the facility, which has change rooms and showers, a modest lounge area and two international-size courts. Men’s and women’s leagues run fall through spring, with two major tournaments and several mini tournaments over the course of the season. Access and membership information can be obtained by email at

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It’s that time of year — the leaves are changing, that snow itch is getting painful and downtown Nelson once again plays host to costumeclad shenanigans in the form of the SROAMazing Race. Organized by students enrolled in the ski resort operations and management program (SROAM) at Selkirk College, the event is now in its third year. The charity scavenger

hunt invades Nelson’s streets on October 19, giving eager participants just a few weeks to stretch those leg muscles and prepare their creative attire before the event kick-off at the old Extra Foods building. “This is an exciting event that brings the local outdoor community together for a day of pre-season fun,” says ski resort operations and management instructor Robyn Mitz. “We are all looking forward to those early season dumps of snow and this awesome event will get everybody in the mood.”

The SROAMazing Race includes prizes for completing a series of activities and games around town. Race teams compete for a chance to win a heap of snow sport related prizes. Along with limber legs, participants in the race are expected to bring a camera or camera-phone and a bag for items in preparation for a marathon of silliness combined with a healthy dose of ski industry education-in-disguise. Teams of four spend their allotted time completing games, finding items and taking photos for points

to be totaled at the race close. Prizes from the generous sponsors are significant and fun times are a certainty regardless of winnings. Costume effort won’t go unnoticed as one of the most sought-after prizes is for the best turned-out team. Funds raised by the SROAMazing Race will be donated to the Avalanche Awareness Beyond the Boundaries Society, which provides youth with avalanche trainings and courses to improve their knowledge of the backcountry. Pre-registration for the race is


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now underway. With a significant turnout last year — along with an increase in sponsorship prizes — this year’s event promises to be even bigger. Registration is $20 per team and is available on race-day, but teams are encouraged to register early at the Whitewater’s downtown office, L.V. Rogers high school, Selkirk College’s Tenth Street Campus or Ripping Giraffe Boardshop. Doors open Saturday, October 19 at 11 a.m. for registration and serving of tasty race fuel at the main event site.

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Final Kick-off Nelson Youth Soccer playoffs last weekend saw Maglios and Nelson Ford vying for gold in U-12 boys action (left). Ford (top left) took the honours 4-2. And it took double overtime and a shoot-out to determine the gold medal winners in the U-14 boys division (above, centre). Mallards (top right) defeated JY Contracting in a shootout after the game ended in a 1-1 tie.



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Winning is becoming a habit for the L.V. Rogers boys soccer team, which went undefeated last weekend at a tournament in Cranbrook. But things got off to a bumpy start. The team got up at 6:30 a.m. anticipating an 11:30 game, but arrived to discover it had been changed to 1 p.m. Invermere — a team LVR beat 6-0 the previous week — then played them to a 1-1 draw. “We just couldn’t score,” said co-coach Jamie Spendlove of SoccerQuest. “It was one of those games where no matter what you do it wouldn’t go in the net.” The Nelson side’s lone goal came on a penalty shot. They were also

down a player most of the game due to a red card, although Spendlove said that wasn’t the difference. LVR’s second game was a comfortable win against Mount Sentinel. The following morning they opened against Nakusp, which they expected would be a much tougher team, but ended up winning 6-1. “The boys stepped up for that one,” Spendlove said. “In 20 minutes it was 4-0.” LVR then took on Cranbrook, whom they tied in the final the previous weekend at a tournament in Creston and once again proved their mettle, posting a 3-0 lead before Cranbrook scored twice in the last five minutes to make things more exciting. “We were pretty comfortable

all the way through,” Spendlove said of the 3-2 win. “That was our toughest game, especially since they were the home team and had quite a few people watching.” The final was anticlimactic. Spendlove said they were expecting a harder game than they got from Trail. Once again, the Nelson side was up 4-0 after 20 minutes and went on to win 5-0. “We pushed in the beginning and finished them off early,” Spendlove said. The team is now in Summerland under the tutelage of fellow SoccerQuest coach Dave Spendlove. They opened Wednesday with a 2-0 win over Penticton and an 11-0 rout of Prince George. Thursday they were due to take on the host team, which they often see at the provincials.

Common name: Fall Bulbs Botanical Names: Allium, Anemone, Crocus, Fritillaria, Hyacinthus, Tulipa, Narcissus, Muscari These bulbs, planted in the fall are truly one of nature’s miracles! Here in the Kootenays we have such a beautiful and long fall, that it would be a shame not to get out into the garden. Few plants have such a seasonal impact, or connect so closely with the cycles of nature. If you choose bulbs for naturalizing, your spring show will not only look great next spring, but will multiply and improve each spring for years to come. It takes such a little amount of time and effort. Choose a location with lots of sun and prepare the soil so that it drains well. Dig large planting holes, about twice as deep as the bulb, and plant them in clusters. Add some compost and bone meal and water well – you are now done! In the late spring after blooming dead head the flowers and allow the foliage to die back naturally - it takes about six weeks, and then simply remove these dead leaves. It really is that simple.

Many varieties such as Alliums, Fritillarias, Galanthus, Hyacinths, Narcissus and others are totally deer proof great for our rural landscapes. Sometimes I feel that the beauty and uniqueness of our gardens has been replaced by simplicity – or just doing without. It just takes some thought and a little work to have success in these type of plantings. It seems that time was never an issue before, but today it is all about time. Speed is everything, faster computers, better TV’s, instant messaging, faster service, quicker decisions, simple solutions, complete packages, ready-touse, fully assembled and ready to go! Whew, let’s slow down a bit, get out in the garden and enjoy nature, each other and do the things we really enjoy - like planting a few bulbs. Case Grypma from Georama Growers


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The Fishing Report – Kerry Reed


Fall fishing underway

ere we go … our water has finally cooled down and our fall fishing has

 While most people were a little bit frustrated with the weather for the last half of September, we as fishermen were excited to see a cooling trend. And now with some snow in the mountains, we can expect our lake to gradually cool down to the magical temperature for our fish.
 During the hot summer, these fish become a bit lethargic and only seem to come up and feed once in a while. But when the water temperature hits that magical number, the fish begin to become very active and will be feeding on a regular basis. My favourite time of year is coming up.
 We have been fishing fairly steady now for the past couple weeks and things are looking good.
 Lately our days have consisted of five to 15 fish each day. Mostly smaller fish so far, but the big ones will follow soon. Our biggest Rainbow in the past week has been 13 lbs. but I did hear of one fish over 20 lbs. So, things are looking up.
 What are they biting on?
 Since the fish are still in the transition stage, we have been fishing both on the surface and down deep — so definitely still a

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This is Kerry Reed’s favourite time of year, he writes. mixed bag of lures.
 A lot of smaller fish are being caught on the surface with our usual bucktail flies. We should be able to establish a pattern over the next few weeks, but lately we’ve been doing well on the Nos. 210, 214, and 233, colours being black/white, gray/ white, and black/yellow.
 Apex lures and lyman plugs have also been working. Blues, grays, black/silver, have all been working.
And on the downriggers, the same old stuff. Flasher/ hoochie combo or lyman plugs at depths from 50 to 100 feet seem to be working best. We’ll know more as the season progresses.

Definitely my favourite time of year! So, let’s get out there. l It’s derby time again. Here’s a list of the upcoming fall fishing derbies:
 October 12, 13, 14: Woodbury Thanksgiving Derby October 19, 20: Nelson Police Derby (fundraiser) November 8, 9, 10: Kaslo Rainbow Derby 
 Get out and enjoy our fall fishery. Tight lines … Kerry Reed operates Nelson’s Reel Adventures. He can be reached at 250-505-4963. For more info see

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Giving thanks for volunteers

ith Thanksgiving in mind it is a good time to appreciate our local volunteers who make our sporting community as energetic and thriving as it is in our region. It is heartening that such a small population can make so much happen. Thanks to all of you! The Savoy Lanes opened September 9 and has welcomed full eight-lane action each weekend since. Many birthday parties, staff parties, leagues and public bowlers have graced the facility once more and it is a delight to see kids bring out their parents for some family fun. There are still a couple of vacancies in the Wednesday night mixed league, the Thursday lunchtime ladies league and the new Monday night church league starting October 28. Currently, public bowling is open Fridays 4 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays 1 to 10 p.m. with more open hours slated by the end of the month. Please call ahead to reserve lanes for parties

or to check times of operation at 250-352-7467. Christmas party bookings have started, so get your booking in asap. Nelson Nordic Ski Club is offering dry-land training for BC Rabbits (ages 6 to 10) and Track Attack (ages 9 to 12) and ICC coaching courses later this month. Dryland training starts October 20 and goes until the snow flies. Registration deadline is October 6 at This is a great opportunity to join the group for some fun activities to gear up towards a great ski season. The ICC coaching course is scheduled for October 25 and 26 in Nelson. If you’re interested in coaching a Bunnies or BC Rabbits program, your minimal requirement is the ICC course, so go to for more information. While the local squash club is finding a new home for next year, this season of league play continues at the Royal courts on Baker

Street. Ladies squash is hosting a free drop in from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15. Due to the current situation of the club, players must have their own gear and ideally have experience for this league. If interested contact Nancy at Selkirk College has a myriad of activities at the Mary Hall gym at the Tenth Street campus in Nelson: pick-up basketball, soccer, belly fit, yoga, badminton, open gym, volleyball, capeiora and dodgeball. Like I said, a lot of things going on! To check out the schedule go to and click on Mary Hall schedule. Yoga classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with Anna Colin as the instructor. Everyone is welcome, not just students. Full session runs through December. Classes cost $160 or $10 for drop-ins. Selkirk student rates apply. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.

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Business to Business An update on the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce and the Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership

Think Local First It’s no secret to small rural communities that without small business owners many would likely have no business at all! Small businesses are key generators of growth and innovation in their local communities. They also stimulate economic growth by providing employment opportunities to people, and they tend to attract the creative talent or forward-thinking passionate people, the entrepreneurial type.

“We want to help our local and regional businesses succeed, by assisting in providing training opportunities, workshops, and seminars on how to compete in an ever changing business climate.” “It is not easy being in business these days. The day to day of costs of being in business continues to increase year after year, from taxation, fees, government regulations, the price of product, the list is never ending. It is one of the reasons why The Chamber and Economic Development Partnership continue to emphasize initiatives like the Think Local First marketing campaigns and to educate the community on the importance of supporting small business within our region”

Chamber President Justin Pelant says “small business owners often work long hours and make great sacrifices to ensure the success of their companies. Many of these businesses are familyTechnology brings owned and operated, innovation, and with and one of the most more and more people important products getting into on line of a small business shopping, local stores is the positive effect need to continue to they have in their innovate and provide communities by exceptional customer providing jobs and Chamber President service, and give their investment into Justin Pelant people a reason to the community, and come back. their contribution to “We do a good job in Nelson, but we can’t expect the local tax base.” to just open our doors and shoppers will come. Cities and towns across the nation have It’s building a relationship, having the right come to see that a prosperous, sustainable stock, customer service and an experience. No community is only as healthy as its core. Pelant matter how well you are doing today, you can says we are fortunate that we have a diverse always strive to be better tomorrow.” economy in our region, but equally important is our vibrancy in the downtown, especially on On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce Baker Street. we thank you for your hard work and Pelant notes that Business Retention and passion that you put into your businesses, Expansion is a key pillar in both the Chamber and the tremendous benefit you bring to our and Nelson and Area Economic Development community. Partnership strategic planning.

Small Business Month Small Business plays a vital role in British Columbia’s economy. Small business drives job creation, productivity and economic growth. • 98 per cent of all British Columbia businesses are small businesses, less than 50 employees • 83 per cent of those are micro businesses (under five employees) • 1,025,600 jobs in British Columbia come from small business – 47 per cent of the total employment in the province. • Small business is responsible for 57 per cent of all private sector jobs. • Small business contributes 27 per cent to provincial GDP. • Small Business is the lifeblood of economic growth and employment. Small Business truly is Big Business in our area. The City of Nelson has issued approximately 1400 business licenses this year. That is significantly higher than other municipalities of the same size. The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce have seen membership increase to over 500. “The entrepreneurial drive and spirit are hallmarks of our Nelson and area culture, and this month we recognize those qualities and the work small business owners do to help us build a stronger British Columbia.” Thank you very much for your ongoing support of the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber thrives with member support. Together we can help build a stronger Chamber, and in turn a stronger economic region. Tom Thomson Executive Director Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership

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Free workshops for Small Business Month October 2013 Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership, through the Chamber of Commerce invites you to;

Grow Your Business with Email & Social Media: Simple Marketing Strategies for Small Business On October 22, 2013, in partnership with the Chamber, Anthony Sanna, co-founder of the School of Modern Marketing will present Grow Your Business with Email & Social Media. This free workshop is designed to give small businesses and non-profit organizations some simple ideas for growing their organizations using email marketing and social media. Topics include what to write about, how to get more people to stop and read your messages and how to get more action, or reaction, to your messages and offers. We will discuss what it means to run a campaign and tactics for measuring success without spending a lot of time or money. Participants will leave with a workbook full of ideas for timing their messages, how to write a winning subject line, what kinds of offers or content they want to try and how best to approach their next outreach project.

This class is best suited for beginners in online marketing. We will touch on Facebook, using images for higher impact and we will even cover the importance of mobile-friendly content for higher engagement.

time management and international banking solutions. At the end of this session there will be a 30 minute Q&A so you can ask specific questions about effective banking strategies for your business.

This is a great class for beginners and smaller organizations looking to accomplish more in less time and with a small budget. Register soon. Space is limited. Tuesday Oct 22nd 10am-Noon Chamber of Commerce Board room.

Workplace Wellness: Creating an Engaging Action Plan

This is a free business seminar, but registration is required, 250 352 3433,, or for more detail The Economic Development Partnership through Community Futures will be hosting two free workshops from Registration is required; please call 250-352-1933 x100 to reserve a seat. Here is the when and what:

Nelson:, Oct 24 (1– 3pm): ): Community Futures Training facilities Vernon Street in Nelson. Presented by the Canadian Cancer Society, this seminar will help you create a road map for your small business wellness program. In addition to developing your action plan you will learn how to promote your program throughout your organization and effectively engage your employees.

Make the Most of your Money: Small Business Banking Strategies Nelson: Oct 22 (1–2:30pm): Community Futures Training facilities Vernon Street in Nelson. Learn how you can better manage your money and evaluate which business banking solutions are right for you. This one hour presentation with Vancity will be discussing business account options, cash management strategies, investment opportunities, cash flow solutions as well as

NAEDP Annual Strategic Planning Session with Community Advisory Committee

Small Business Training Schedule in Nelson October – December 2013 October

17 Send Me Something-The Art of Being Prepared (9-Noon) 21 Effective Use & Creation of Advertising (9-Noon) 23 Computer Lab (6-9pm) 24 Bookkeeping Basics (9-4pm) 29 The Basics of Branding (9-Noon) 30 Product & Packaging Innovation and Strategic Marketing (9-4pm)


5 Publicity Made Simple (9-Noon) 7 Bookkeeping Lab (9-Noon) 14 Computer Lab (9-4pm) 18 Making Sales Online (9-Noon) 19 Bookkeeping Basics (9-4pm) 20 Quick Books Day 1 (9- 4pm) 21 Quick Books Day 2 (9-4pm) 26 Improving Your Sales Efforts (9-Noon) 27 Building Your Website with, Day 1 (9-4pm) 28 Building Your Website with, Day 2 (9-4pm)

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For more details or to register, please call Community Futures Central Kootenay. Nelson: (250) 352-1933 x 100 Creston: (250) 428-6356

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A physical comedy duo who spent their summer touring the Fringe Festival circuit is bringing their acclaimed show 2 for Tea to Nelson next week. Created and performed by British actors Aaron Malkin and Alastair Knowles — who refer to each other, on stage and off, by their character names James Brown and Jamesy Evans — the show is based around a tea party hosted by an obsessive hermit (Jamesy) and an average guy (James) who is trying to help him come out of his shell. Another four other characters will also pop up in the show, with the help of audience members who join the pair on stage, getting into costume and taking on a set of character attributes assigned to them. "Unlike some audience participation shows were people come up on stage and things happen to them, in our show [the volunteers] are part of the show as much as we are," James explains. "We're engaging in play with them, like children in a sandbox." Of course, there's an element of risk because they have no idea what their new co-stars are going to do once they get a spotlight on them. "Every night there are surprises offered to us by the audience that we're able to extend and delight in the genuine impulses that they provide to the show," Jamesy says.

During one performance in Toronto, a man charged up on stage uninvited and started creating his own scenarios and refused to be guided by the pair's suggestions. They found out later he was a professional improviser with the local comedy school. "He really kept us on our toes," James laughs. On other occasions they've selected people with mobility issues or other unexpected challenges that they suddenly have to work into their role. "What's wonderful about these situations is it really shows that anyone of any age or physical capability can play, and play on stage," James says.

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The pair attempt to get everyone in the theatre involved in the show to some extent. They pass out 100 fine china tea cups in the audience and dole out tea throughout the show (anyone who brings their own cup will also have it filled). "We have enough tea for everyone," Jamesy says, slipping in a plug to the show's sponsor, Tetley. "Everyone should feel like they're part of the tea party that is the foundation of the show." While in Nelson, the pair will also spend two weeks at L.V. Rogers teaching performance, improvisation and clown workshops to the high school's 90 theatre students. Check out 2 for Tea at the Capitol Theatre on Wednesday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults or $12 for students/seniors, available in advance at the Capitol Theare box office or online at capitoltheatre. or phone 250-352-6363.

Ultimate comedy show coming to Capitol Theatre

The Capitol Theatre presents the ultimate theatre comedy show starring four exceptional acts with headliner Roman Danylo accompanied by sketch comedy group Titmouse; the cast of Vancouver’s Urban Improv; and the improvised rock band Mirage. Five years ago Danylo left us rolling in the aisles with his Canadian Tour show. This fall he’s back and he’s not alone. Danylo has appeared in several Canadian TV

Series, including Corner Gas, Comedy Now, Just For Laughs and Made in Canada. He has been nominated twice for a Gemini for performance in Comedy Inc. Danylo enjoys, water sports, raisins and some humans. The sketch comedy group Titmouse consists of members of Canadian Content, The 11th Hour and Suckerpunch. After performing sold-out shows in San Francisco, Chicago and London, England, Canada's comedy

dream team returned home to the land of poutine and health care. The cast of Urban Improv performs Vancouver’s unique version of “The Harold” an improv style made famous in the clubs of New York, Chicago and LA. Fast paced and completely spontaneous, their show is all based on audience suggestions. Mirage has been touted as "the world's greatest improvised rock 'n' roll band." You'll love their British ban-




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ven if you’re not familiar with his name, chances are you know who Gordie Johnson is.

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You might know him as the lead singer from the ‘90s-conquering Canadian blues-reggae-rock band Big Sugar. Or maybe you know him by his titular moniker in the cowboy metal group Grady. Or perhaps from his numerous and varied production and co-songwriting credits with artists such as The Trews, Joel Plaskett Emergency, and the great Warren Haynes (of Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule) — to name a small fraction. But next Friday, October 18, the multi-faceted Gordie Johnson will be bringing what may be his most intriguing and personal project to date — Sit Down, Servant!! — to Nelson. He will be sharing the stage with veteran Canadian musician Tom Wilson’s latest psychedelic folk group, LeE HARVeY OsMOND. Listening to the energetic (and endlessly quotable) Johnson describe this new incarnation of his musicality, it’s clear that Or the time they joined in with Warren Haynes Spiritbar is in for “a deep night of trippy music.” for 90 improvised minutes that spanned from Whereas his projects Big Sugar and even Grady “electric era Miles Davis to Howlin’ Wolf blues are more easily defined, thus more easily written songs that could go anywhere. And we did it in and talked about, Sit Down, Servant!! (essentially front of 4,000 people,” he laughs. “Like wow, glad a duo with Big Sugar’s drummer, we didn’t bother to rehearse this!” Sit Down, Servant!! Stephane Beaudin) is a different sort Johnson is a musician in the truOctober 18 @ 9 p.m. of animal. est sense of the word, and Sit Down, Tickets $25 “We started Sit Down, Servant!! Servant!! is his vehicle to explore Spiritbar with absolutely no concern whatthat integral part of himself, free soever for fitting into any category,” says John- of the constraints of marketing and contracts. son. “I had surgery last year on my wrist and it “I had a musical career before Big Sugar too, gave me an opportunity to be doing music that where I was playing all kinds of different stuff,” might not have been as physically challenging he says. “So in a lot of ways I get to go back to but was more spiritually challenging. But as music that I used to play when I wouldn’t care we’ve been doing [shows] it continues to evolve about songs on the radio and videos and all of every gig. Now I’m playing synth bass pedals, that. For me [Sit Down, Servant!!] is like, ‘You melodica, and lap steel… We go from playing wanna look at my record collection? Here it is.’” sacred steel,” a gospel roots music tradition “to So don’t expect Gordie Johnson to slow down old reggae songs in dub, to standards and weird any time soon. “We don’t take nights off,” he soundtracks. Sometimes we’ll go 30 minutes relates. “If you’re going to be away from home, without looking up.” you might as well be playing!” There are many veteran rock idols who would And in one week’s time at Spiritbar, he will be. be content to dust off the old songs, worm into the drycleaned tight pants, and parade their same songs to the same crowds, comfortable in their ruts. Not Johnson: “I got no ruts!” he laughs. And looking at the relatively short but awesomely eclectic history of Sit Down, Servant!! thus far, it’s clear he’s telling the truth. There’s the time that they cut a record with the infamous Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys and became a go-to backing band for rap groups in Keynote speaker: Austin: “There we were just sitting playing one night in Austin and [he] just got up on stage, grabbed the mic, and started rapping. Like, oh my god, it’s the original censorship, triple X rapper who’s on stage with Sit Down, Servant!! Far out! So we did a record with him and then he just started bringing other MCs out to sit in with us.”

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Symphony of the Kootenays One of the Kootenays’ greatest cultural institutions is back after a year’s hiatus. The Symphony of the Kootenays took a year off to re-organize, after a troubled period where it was doubtful whether the institution could even continue. However, the new board and musical director have been working hard to bring the orchestra back to viability. “We are so fortunate to have an organization like this where we live,” said musical director Jeff Faragher. “There are lots of communities that are as wonderful to live in as the Kootenays, but they don’t have the same cultural organizations. I’m really passionate about seeing this succeed.” He said that the key to this success is connecting with the community — connecting with the audience and making the Symphony an experience that’s worth coming out to. “I have yet to meet anyone that’s been to a symphony concert who’s said, ‘I didn’t enjoy that,’” he said. “The key is getting them there and making it enticing enough.”

With that in mind, Faragher and the Symphony have put together a program of concerts that is respectful of the great legacy of classical music but also looks into the future. “We’ve come together with a program that I think presents a lot of familiar classics as well as some different things — there’s some world music on the program, some larger classical works that people may not have heard of,” Faragher said. “But again, we’re not necessarily playing obscure music just for the sake of playing obscure music, we’re playing music that will get people’s toes tapping and get them humming.” The first concert of the season, happening next Saturday, is called “New Beginnings” and will include music from Copland’s wild Rodeo, Smetana’s exploration of the great Moldau and the ever popular Italian Symphony by Mendelssohn . This concert is at the Capitol Theatre on October 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $29.50 for adults or $21 for students, at the Capitol Theatre box office. – Barry Coulter



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his past Friday I had the pleasure of meeting a true fashion icon. Boy George was a huge influence in my life as a kid and still is to this day. He was one of the reasons I wanted to become a make-up artist. Boy George was one of the most influential people in fashion in the 1980s. His style was admired by people around the world. He was not afraid to push boundaries; he set the bar for fashion without a doubt. His iconic androgynous look — shoulder pads, glamorous capes, harem pants, big feathered hats, berets, outstanding make up, and of course his famous black hat — are still in fashion today. He wore patterns with patterns. He mixed vintage with modern. He made a statement and did not care what people thought of him, which is a quality I admire. Never be afraid of what people will think, just be yourself. Fashion Tip: Instead of a tip this week, I will share a quote by Coco Chanel: “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

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

The Capitol Theatre Season Series Presents:

The Gryphon Trio Thursday, October 24th, 2013, 7:30 pm ~ The Capitol Theatre ~

“This is a piano trio that plays with strenth and unanimity ... big, bold, almost orchestral performances. The Gryphon brings bravura spirit to the piano trio.” LA Times


“Five Stars, AND a half moon!” “This show cured my psoriasis!” “I laughed so hard I literally passed out! I missed the second half!”

Roman Danylo, Titmouse, Urban Improv and Comedy by Mirage

This show will change your life!* *life change not guaranteed.




*Students from schools participating in the NOCS School Outreach Program are granted FREE ADMISSION

Tickets available at: The Capitol Theatre 412 Victoria St, Nelson BC 250-352-6363

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12th Annual Wine & Food Festival THE GRAND WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

Film shows gold mine impact Sam Van Schie {vurb} editor


elkirk College nursing students who did their final practicum in Guatemala this spring will recognize many familiar faces in the Gold Fever documentary screening at the Civic Theatre next Wednesday. The film takes place in a small, remote Guatemalan village called San Miguel Itahuacán — the same place local nursing classes have visited each year since 2007. Though the latest batch of students arrived after the film crews, they met many of the same villagers whose stories are told in the documentary. Both the students and the film crew talked to women like Diadora Hernandez whose land and personal health have been impacted by Canadian mining corporations operating in the area. “The students sat with her on her land for two hours listening to her tell her story through translators,” their instructor Mary Ann Morris recalls. The first year Selkirk students visited the village, the mine wasn’t yet in operation. But the next time Morris brought her class down, they immediately noticed the effect of mining activities. “We were choking and coughing from all the air pollution that was created by all the dust,” she says. She believes companies choose to mine in the developing world because of the lack of environmental protections. The mining process in San Miguel Itahuacán involves setting off explosives

on the mountain to break off chunks of rock, then using a huge amount of water mixed with cyanide to separate out the gold. “It’s a very, very inexpensive process, but very destructive to the environment. That was already obvious just a year after the project got started, and it’s only gotten worse.”

The Selkirk students have made numerous presentations about their findings in Guatemala and continue to push for an objective investigation into the health and social concerns raised by the people they met. Morris is careful to point out that they aren’t calling for an end to mining. Rather, they want mining to be done in a way that respects the environment and human health concerns. She says the Gold Fever documentary offers an excellent primer Kootenay Lifestyle Specialists on the issues at play. Kevin Layla Gold Fever 250-354-2958 250.354.3369 is showing at the Nelson We never stop moving® Civic Theatre on WednesThe villagers have staged day, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. protests against the mines in Tickets are $9. A discussion, attempt to get the attention led by the Sustainable Mining of their government, but such Alliance of the Kootenays, will actions are increasingly crimi- follow the film. nalized. There’s still a hope Above: Selkirk College that if people in Canada learn nursing students listening what’s being done by Canadian to Diodora Hernandez tell companies abroad, they will do her story through a trans553about Baker • 250.352.7172 something it. St. Nelsonlator.


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Saturday Oct.19th 7:00pm - 10:00pm TICKETS $99 inclusive at the NEW GRAND HOTEL 616 Vernon Street 250.352.7211 Over 50 wineries in attendance.


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

For the month of October Fri Sat and Sun All you can eat Chinese food and salad bar. 5pm-8pm

Kings Restaurant

Open Daily 11am • 616 Baker Street 354-4848

652 Baker Street • 250.352.2912

A wildly successful Okanagan winery E ach time we drive through the sloped vineyards of the Black Sage Bench we can’t help but think back to our first visit to Burrowing Owl Estate Winery.

It was in 1998 and all we really knew was that a winery was under construction. We drove into what really did look like a construction area and wandered over to a twostorey building, the second floor of which was level with the parking lot. Obviously, the winery was designed to take advantage of the hillside location and let gravity do some of the work. We stepped through the door and the lone gentleman inside looked surprised. We aren’t really open, he explained, but if you would like to taste some wines we have a couple of bottles open. He led us over to a wine barrel, atop which stood two wine bottles and some tasting glasses. And we fell in love with Burrowing Owl wines. The story actually started five years earlier, when property owner Jim Wyse replanted vineyards that rest on the northern tip of the Sonoran Desert. The extent of his plan was to grow and sell grapes. By 1997, though, the decision had been made to establish a winery. In the ensuing years I have often referred to Burrowing Owl as a winery

that “got it right.” Establish the vineyards then build the winery and start making wine. Then carry on with construction of a tasting room, restaurant and tourist accommodation. It is a model that clearly indicates the Wyse family had its priorities straight. And the results speak for themselves. Last week we parked the car and immediately noticed all the activity around us. In the vineyards, workers were busy picking grapes, a tractor was hauling filled bins up to a sorting conveyor and two women and a man were busy pulling unsatisfactory grapes off the conveyor belt before the clusters fell into the press on the lower level. Inside the tasting room, we were greeted by Sophie, who had been assigned to give us a tasting and tour. Bright, cheerful and very knowledgeable, the French émigré described each wine she poured. We sipped and savoured wines that included a still young but very complex 2011 Pinot Noir, a 2010 Merlot that spent three years in Hungarian Oak and fully delivers on the many flavours one associates with well-made Merlot — it was only noon hour but I found myself thinking about a thick, juicy, rare steak--and a very intense 2010 Syrah. This is one of my favourite grapes and Burrowing Owl does a lovely job with it. People who like to cellar wine will want to put some down for sampling over the next, oh, seven or eight years.


We continued on with the 2010 Athene, which is a Syrah-Cab Sauv blend that really got my juices flowing, as well as 2010 Cab Sauv and luscious 2010 Meritage. All Burrowing Owls reds have great structure, filled with flavour and tannins that come from fruit grown in superior vineyards. Afterward, Sophie took us out for a quick browse through the winery. Along the way we stopped to meet new winemaker Tom DiBello. We have been following DiBello’s career through his wines at CedarCreek, Okanagan Crush Pad (under his own name) and Perseus. He’s one of the province’s best winemakers and at Burrowing Owl he should enjoy working with such great grapes. He was bursting with energy, as all winemakers are with harvest in full swing, but took the time to chat and, a bit later, to introduce us to the maker of a very clever series of items we had noticed in the wine shop. It’s been a particularly bad year for fruit flies around the southern part of the province and this fellow is making attractive and functional stainless steel mesh covers to sit atop wine glasses. The wine is able to breathe, but the fine screen doesn’t allow the tiny flies to get at the liquid. Earlier, when we noticed the screens inside, we had commented on what a good idea they are. Sophie carried our tour on into the winery’s lower level, where

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fermentation tanks fill some areas and oak barrels lie stacked, aging the wines inside. Upstairs, we were invited to look into The Guest House, where 10 gorgeous rooms of varying sizes accommodate visitors yearround. Beautifully decorated and constructed to take advantage of the views in all directions, we could easily imagine spending a few days of rest and relaxation. Across the way, the Sonora Room is a full service restaurant where the original tasting room once was located. Chef Brock Bowes oversees a kitchen that offers a superb menu for lunch and dinner. As we made our way around the wonderful Southwest style architecture we marveled the completeness of the development, all within a relatively small area. The design of the buildings, which takes full advantage of the sloped land, results in a small footprint that doesn’t take too much away from a property whose best use is agriculture (and providing habitat for the winery’s pet project, the endangered burrowing owl). It’s the culmination of the long-term vision of the Wyse family, people who have remained stolidly committed not only to their business, but to the surrounding environment. 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.

NEW FALL MENU Steakhouse & Lounge

We are now accepting

Christmas party bookings in our dining room and private banquet hall. Book before Oct. 31 and room rental is free!

Your craft brewery headquarters.

Come in and taste any of our BC seasonal craft beers while they last! 250-352-5570 616 Vernon Street Located in the New Grand Hotel Open 4pm - midnight


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Introducing the Coffee Shop you have been waiting for...

1-800-668-1171 or 250-229-4212

Chillin’ Beanz Coffee Shop

Join us for a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings on Sunday, Oct. 13 & Monday, Oct. 14!

Enjoy the cozy atmosphere or take your coffee to go. Come check out your new favourite hang out!

South Slocan Junction next to the Credit Union

CWK presents

574 Baker St. Nelson

250-352-9777 Ingredients Tomatoes 2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbsp olive oil salt and pepper

Recipes of the Week

Zucchini Fritters with roasted tomatoes

Fritters 1½ cup flour ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper 2 eggs ¾ cup plain yogurt 1½ cup shredded zucchini 2 Tbsp each basil, oregano and parsley, freshly chopped

Method Tomatoes Preheat oven to 400F. Combine tomatoes, oil, garlic, and salt and pepper. Place cut side up on a parchment lined baking sheet. Roast for 25 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and let cool

Fritters Combine flour, baking soda, salt and pepper in a bowl. In another bowl whisk eggs and yogurt. Stir in zucchini and herbs. Pour over flour mixture and combine with a fork just until moistened. Heat a frypan over medium heat, add oil to coat pan. Drop a heaping Tbsp of mixture into pan for each fritter, flatten slightly. Cook for about three minutes per side. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve with roasted tomatoes and tzaziki



616 Vernon St.


Just across the Big Orange Bridge

Daily lunch and dinner specials. Something new every day!

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BUFFET KING OF THE KOOTENAYS Authentic Cantonese & Szechaun Cuisine

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�rts and Entertainment Listings Film

Lee Harvey Osmond and Gordie Johnson co-headline at Spiritbar on Friday, October 18. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25, available in advance at the Hume Hotel.

Movie screenings at the Nelson Civic Theatre this weekend (October 11 to 15) include Rush, about the golden age of Formula 1 racing, showing Friday and Sunday at 6:45 p.m., and Saturday and Tuesday at 9 p.m.; and Don Jon, about a man who develops unrealistic expectations of intimacy from watching porn and must learn a lesson about real love, showing Friday and Sunday at 9:15 p.m., and Saturday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. Movie trailers are available at

Symphony of the Kootenays presents New Beginnings at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, October 19. The program will feature works by Copland, Smetana and Felix Mendelssohn. Tickets are $29.50 for adults or $21 for students, available in advance at the Capitol Theatre box office.

Gold Fever, an award-winning documentary film about the race for resource extraction in Guatemala is screening at the Civic Theatre on Wednesday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $9. A discussion will follow the film.

The Great Pumpkin Giveaway


Pick a pumpkin & help fight breast cancer


Redfish Elementary and Missoula Children's Theatre are proud to present a musical adaptation of The Secret Garden, performed by the students of Redfish on Friday, October 11 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 12 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. British comedians James Brown and Jamesy Evans will be performing their hilarious award-winning production of 2 for Tea at the Capitol Theatre on Wednesday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults or $12 for students/seniors, available in advance at the Capitol Theatre box office and online at The Capitol Theatre presents the ultimate theatre comedy show starring four exceptional acts. Headliner Roman Danylo is accompanied by sketch comedy group Titmouse; the cast of Vancouver’s Urban Improv; and Mirage, an improvised rock ‘n’ roll band. Come experience this life-changing act on Friday, October 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults or $20 for students and Capitol season subscribers. Advance tickets are available at the Capitol Theatre box office and online at Jeff and Lisel Forst co-star in the world premiere of Cop Shop/Grow Op, an original play written by Jeff, on Saturday, October 26 at 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 at the Capitol Theatre box office and online at TNT Playhouse presents George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Men directed by Geoff Burns at the Capitol Theatre from October 31 to November 3 at 8 p.m. nightly. The local cast includes Phil Sarsons, Carley Brandel, Lucas Myers and more. Tickets are $21 for adults and $16 for students, available at the Capitol Theatre box office.



Join Grenville Skea and Karen Pilipishen of Investors Group at the Nelson Safeway on

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Legendary UK DJ Aphrodite will be spinning drum 'n' bass at Spiritbar tonight.

Rhythm RopeRs bottle dRive sat. octobeR 19th

starting at 9am For pre pick up please call michelle 250-505-6197. you can also donate bottles and cans to the Rhythm Ropers at Nelson leaf’s bottle depot at any time.


Authors and social historians Patricia and Bob Malcolmson offer a glimpse into the role of personal journals in our understanding of history in a special presentation on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library.


UK drum 'n' bass DJ Aphrodite returns to Spiritbar on Friday, October 11 with Earthtone and Big Worm. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket info at the Hume Hotel. On Friday, October 11, a seven-member edition of the Alberta-based Front Porch Roots Revue will take to the Capitol Theatre stage and rock the house with over two dozen cherry-picked selections from the songbook of The Band. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25, available in advance at the Capitol Theatre box office and online at


Spiritbar hosts a night of twerking and teasing as Samantha Blondtron Mathews and Sweet Soul Burlesque team up to bring a show for the eyes and the dancefloor. Doors open at 9 p.m. First 100 tickets are $15, available in advance at the Hume Hotel. Ornament & Crime, Dusty Bones, and Law of Signs play a public house concert at The Special (810 Silica Street) on Tuesday, October 15. Tickets are $10. Vancouver’s new wave synth trio, Terrace, bring their original sound to Spiritbar on Thursday, October 17 with Justin Pleasure, who will be performing a future house DJ set. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cover is $5. Six-time Juno award winning singersongwriter Colin James plays an acoustic concert at the Capitol Theatre on October 17. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are sold out.

Join the 117 year old hotel ymir monday - Sunday open 3pm-9pm, will stay open later for parties! over 20 musical instruments to choose from to play anytime Every Friday join us for the Country & Bluegrass Jam


Thursday October 24 2p-6p Friday October 25 2p-6p

Mat the Alien returns to Spiritbar on Saturday, October 19 with Deeps. Doors open at 10 p.m. First 100 tickets are $15 at the Hume Hotel or search “Hume Hotel” on Invasives and War Baby play a live-to-air show in the basement of the Kootenay Co-op Radio on Saturday, October 19. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Selkirk Pro-Musica presents West Kootenay blues artists Holly and Jon on Monday, October 21 at St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral (Silica and Ward). The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults or $12 for students, available at Otter Books and at the door. Multiple Juno Award winning Toronto band The Sadies play Spiritbar on Tuesday, October 22. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20, available in advance at the Hume Hotel or at by searching “Hume Hotel” Nelson Overture Concerts Society presents The Gryphon Trio on October 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $24 for adults or $14 for students. A series pass is available for $75 and includes admission to see this and three other concerts in the 2013-14 series, including Borealis String Quartet on November 17, pianist Jane Coop on February 2, and Galena Trio on April 19. All concerts at the Capitol Theatre, Nelson. Tickets available at

FALL IS THE TIME TO COZY UP WITH A HOT, FRESHLY MADE PIZZA CREATED JUST FOR YOU. Specialty Pizzas • Vegetarian Pizzas • Heavenly Pizzas Roman Flatbreads • Paninis • Ciabattas • Starters & Sides 303 Victoria Street, Nelson BC

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Business to Business An update on the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce and the Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership

Focus On Investment and Attraction

Invest Kootenay Links Communities, Investors and Opportunities The Invest Kootenay Partnership brings together Kootenay communities in an effort to grow our region in the eyes of investor. The focus is on attracting the lifestyle investor interested in buying a business, providing capital for an existing business, starting a business, or seeking joint-investment opportunities. acts as a one-stop shop for investors interested in our region providing recent news, success stories, and community profiles. Also available through the website is the InvestorOpportunities CONNECT database. This dynamic database allows investors to search opportunities by type and location and also provides a matching function, sending alerts to investors when new opportunities are added matching their preferences. This ‘made in the Kootenays’ approach to investment attraction is garnering attention from across the province with other regions interested in learning more about the model. The CONNECT database offers that much needed place for local business owners to showcase their opportunities to a growing pool of investors. Recently all of the Invest Kootenay opportunities were reposted on the Opportunities BC provincial website. Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tom Thomson notes, “One


Business owners working together to grow their businesses Economic Development Partnership recruits new members for the Nelson Business Exchange

The Nelson Business Exchange is a small business problemsolving initiative dedicated to bringing small business owners together to act as an unofficial peer mentorship group, with the goal of solving each other’s business problems. The Business Exchange is modeled after highly successful programs in Oregon, Washington and BC. It has been successfully running in Nelson for several years. The Business Exchange is a grass roots approach to assisting local small business by providing a confidential environment for them to solve their business problems. The Business Exchange serves to build strong support networks among its members and provides them with the opportunity to access timely, practical, useful information from others who have experience in running a small business. Those small business people that join the Business Exchange


of the underlying concerns for our region is the need for jobs, and sustainable businesses”. We have an extremely vibrant and diverse business community in our region, but it is apparent that with an aging demographic, a number of current small business owners will be exiting their business in the next ten years as retirement beckons” Thomson adds, there will always be the natural business cycle churn, where some of these owners simply close their doors and a new entrepreneur starts a new business in the location, but many of these businesses will be viable operations for years, if a new owner can be found. “The CONNECT database offers that much needed place for local business owners to showcase their opportunities to a growing pool of investors”. Research has indicated that up to 70 per cent of people who relocate to a community like Nelson start off as a visitor or a tourist. Thomson says, “many of these people are anxious to relocate and many times are looking for the right business opportunity. By getting registered on the site, those people will receive a notification any time a new business opportunity is posted on line” The CONNECT database offers that much needed place for local business owners to showcase their opportunities to a growing pool of investors”. The Invest Kootenay data base has been successful in connecting businesses to investors, and over the next year, the partners will continue to ramp up marketing efforts to get the word out that this region truly is “Where Opportunity meets Lifestyle”

meet monthly in a relaxed, but confidential environment to share ideas, positive feedback and on-going support for business issues.

from the Business Exchange, contact Lisa Cannady through Community Futures 250 352 1933 or email

What is the Peer Mentorship Business Exchange? “Peer mentoring is simply “peers learning from peers” or colleagues helping colleagues”.” – Leadership & Management Development Council of BC • Identifies local business problems & barriers and develops strategies to address these issues • Identifies unrealized business opportunities • Assists businesses to generate new ideas and strategies to address business challenges • Provides an informal forum for business to solve their problems • Capitalizes on local business expertise while creating partnerships and business linkages The Nelson Business Exchange is recruiting new members for the upcoming year. They meet monthly for breakfast to review issues and concerns directly related to their business. To find out more about how your business could benefit

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The Chamber is a strong credible voice for more than 500 businesses, organizations and individuals, representing thousands of employees We advocate for sustainable economic development in support of a vibrant community The Chamber also offers the #1 Group Insurance plan for you and your employees. To find out more, or to join the Chamber, call today 250 352 3433.

Business to Business An update on the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce and the Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership

Community Futures served the needs of the business community in 2012/13 Community Futures Central Kootenay (CFCK) continues its efforts to support new and existing entrepreneurs and to promote community economic development. The CFCK Business Loans programs aims to assist entrepreneurs to start up expand and succeed. In 2012/13 through the business loan program they were able to help 21 entrepreneurs to invest $1.4 million to help grow or expand their Central Kootenay based business. Over the past 28 years CFCK has provided over 700 businesses with loans totalling almost $30 million. Loans of up to $500,000 can be authorized to provide assistance in preparing business

plans, cash flow forecast and business plan management strategy. The Self-Employment program supports new entrepreneurs by providing access to business training and a living allowance. In 2012/13 CFCK supported 50 entrepreneurs to develop business plans and get their businesses up and running. Since 1988 over 1,500 entrepreneurs have been assisted in the Central Kootenay region. Community Economic Development activities focus on bringing community partners together in order to facilitate investment and welcome new workers to our region. To support existing entrepreneurs, Community Futures have focused on bringing peers together to learn from each other and also to provide tools to address businesses’ productivity and innovation challenges. “Our statistics tell us that the combined

Broadband in the downtown a definite benefit to business Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership (NAEDP) has investigated how the business community can best capitalize on Broadband Infrastructure in the downtown core. The City of Nelson has given first three readings to a bylaw that will soon allow the City to deliver broadband to the downtown core.

Community Futures is a partner in the Nelson and Area Economic Development working collaboratively with the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce, The City of Nelson and Electoral Areas E and F. For more information on Community Futures Central Kootenay and how we can help your business or community please contact us at 1.250.352.1933 ext.100.

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tom Thomson says that “the findings from the Economic Development Partnership report and the focus groups indicate there are a number of tremendous commercial applications including, assisting businesses that engage in e commerce, businesses that send and receive large files, including film, video, or large images, and tele working opportunities, for those that want to live in Nelson and area, but have a head office or partners elsewhere.

Over the summer, the Chamber and Economic Development Partnership set out to determine how the fibre optic broadband can be used strategically to stimulate economic development for the community The NAEDP hosted 5 focus groups and surveyed dozens more to determine business needs. It was a resounding yes, that many businesses in the downtown core will benefit immediately with potential to grow their business. There is a strong demand for the service from a cross section of the business sectors we spoke with, including tourism accommodators, the tech sector, building owners, professional services, and medical professionals.

impact of our business loans and selfemployment programs resulted in creating or keeping over 4,400 jobs in our region to date.” says Andrea Wilkey, Executive Director of Community Futures Central Kootenay. “85% of Central Kootenay entrepreneurs that started through the Self Employment program remain operational 5 years later and we’re happy to have been able to help those entrepreneurs in their success.”

A proud member of Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce

Ted Allen Jewellery is a

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Thomson notes, “Based on discussions with the business community there is also a strong belief that the technology will make it easier to recruit new employees, provide new job and business opportunities, and can eventually help improve health and education service delivery”.

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The NAEDP report will be presented to Nelson council later this fall, with opportunities to be connected in businesses before the end of the year.

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Ultimately, the City aims to partner with service providers to offer affordable high speed internet to businesses within the downtown core. Nelson is also well-placed to offer itself as a data-center to large companies, a move which would attract new investment to the region.

Community Futures offers business workshops. Social Media, Bookkeeping, Marketing, Web Design and much more. Workshop Schedule:

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Phone: 250-352-5033

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Creston grains set to sail again SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

There’s still time to secure your share of locally grown organic grains from the Creston Valley and have them delivered by sailboat on October 20. Sailboats have been plying the waters of Kootenay Lake long before 2008 when the Kootenay Grain CSA (community support agriculture) first began. For three of the project’s six years, the Kootenay Lake Sailing Association has participated in a three-day journey to transport those grains from the south end of the lake to Nelson. The fossilfuel-free journey has recently been featured as part of the locally-produced television series Deconstructing Dinner, which broadcast across Canada on September 30. The harvest was successful this year and farmer Roy Lawrence indicates that there is still quite a bit of grain available to purchase. The crops available this year are yellow peas, oats, Red Fife wheat, spelt, hard red winter wheat and soft white winter wheat. There is a small amount of green lentils as well. The Lawrences are encouraging people to send in their order forms as soon as possible to secure a space on the sailboats for the October 20 delivery date.

Order forms can be downloaded at and the Lawrences can be contacted at 250-428-7556. Deconstructing Dinner’s Jon Steinman has also launched a co-ownership flour mill this year in Nelson and is inviting members of the CSA to contact him to become a co-owner. While some members have purchased counter-top flour mills for their own use, the coownership model enables members to access a flour mill at the fraction of the price to purchase your own. “As I learned while producing the Deconstructing Dinner TV series, freshly-milled flour is the best way to ensure our grains deliver the highest level of nutrients and the most flavour,” says Steinman. He can be contacted at jon@ You can watch Deconstructing Dinner’s wheat episode at deconstructing A five-minute video has also been produced about the grain sailing journey and is available on the web site.

October 9, 2013 For the benefit of Kootenay Lake area residents, the following lake levels are provided by FortisBC as a public service. Queen’s Bay:

Present level: 1744.02 ft. 7 day forecast: Down 6 to 8 inches. 2013 peak: 1749.42 ft. / 2012 peak: 1753.78 ft.


Present level: 1743.95 ft. 7 day forecast: Down 6 to 8 inches.

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

ABOVE RIGHT: Sailboats are loaded in 2012 at Kuskanook harbour with Creston-grown grains. The locally-grown wheat, spelt, oats and peas will be sailed to Nelson again on October 20. There is still more grain available so secure your grain’s spot on the boats as soon as possible.

Open House Have your say!

Cultural Development Commission

Who will Nelson’s next cultural ambassador be? SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

The Cultural Development Committee, on behalf of the City of Nelson, is inviting applications and nominations for the position of 2014’s Nelson cultural ambassador in the category of film/video. The winner will be announced at the City of Nelson’s annual reception in December. The honour comes with a $1,000 cash prize. Applicants should be professionals working in the field of film and/or video production. Applications and nominations can be made on an individual basis or on behalf of a collective or company for a field of work. Preference will be given to those who will be showing their work outside city limits, in addition to within Nelson. “The cultural ambassador program has been a successful one,” says Stephanie Fischer, chair of the Cultural Development Committee. “We’ve had five years of talented professionals representing our city: the Corazon Youth Choir, fibre artist Angelika Werth, au-

thor Anne DeGrace, dancer Hiromoto Ida, and 2013’s ambassador, actor Lucas Myers. It’s a wonderful opportunity for the community to recognize and reward the exceptional talent we have here.” The commission established this honour five years ago in recognition of local individual artists, groups or collectives who have achieved a high standard of excellence in their artistic discipline and who are active not only in Nelson’s cultural community but extend their talents to other communities and countries. The cultural ambassador is expected to represent and promote the City of Nelson on their travels, increasing the visibility and cultural reputation of Nelson. In return, the ambassador can use the City’s official designation in their own promotional materials, programs and fundraising. Deadline for submissions is November 1. Please contact Joy Barrett, the City of Nelson’s cultural development officer at for an application/nomination form or for further information.

Zoning Bylaw Update The City of Nelson is hosting an Open House to present drafts of a Zoning Bylaw and an Off-Street Parking and Landscape Bylaw. We are seeking your comments on these draft bylaws.

Please join us: Tuesday October 22, 2013 6 - 9 pm 2nd Floor, City Hall, 310 Ward Street For more information & to view the draft bylaws, please visit: Paper copies can be viewed at City Hall and at the Library.

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Mountain Station


Saturday October 12th: 10 – 12pm Rare opportunity to purchase 3-bedroom house on 0.7 acres, in Nelson’s prime Mountain Station location. Completely renovated in 2008 – all new wiring, insulation, woodfloors, etc. Custom kitchen and bathroom. Fantastic views and sun exposure. Adjacent to Nelson’s best trails yet walk to schools, buses and downtown. RDCK taxes!


Cottonwood Market

Great Pumpkin Auction returns SUBMITTED

Sam Van Schie photo

Special to the Nelson Star

Call 352 6933 or email:



List of Properties that are proposed for tax exemption for the years 2014 -2016 under Section 224(2) of the Community Charter

Civic Address


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Permissive Tax Exemption

Estimated Municipal Taxes 2014

Estimated Municipal Taxes 2015

Estimated Municipal Taxes 2016

Ascension Lutheran Church

1805 Silver King Rd





Bethel Christian Centre

623 Gordon Rd





Bethel Christian Centre

1004 Third Street





Bethel Christian Centre

1004 Third Street





Cathedral of Mary Immaculate

813 Ward Street





Evangelical Covenant Church

702 Stanley Street





First Baptist Church

611Fifth Street





Jehovah’s Witnesses of Nelson

2121 Falls Street





Nelson United Church

602 Silica Street





St Saviours Anglican

723 Ward Street





Kootenay Kids Society

312 Silica Street





Nelson CARES Society

816 Vernon Street





Nelson CARES Society

805 Nelson Avenue





Nelson Kiwanis Projects Society

824 Sixth Street





Nelson Kiwanis Projects Society

509 Gordon Avenue





St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

300 Silica Street





St Joseph’s School

523 Mill Street





West Kootenay Women’s Association

420 Mill Street





City of Nelson (Civic Theatre)

103 - 719 Vernon Street





Kootenay Christian Fellowship

520 Falls Street

40% of land excluding land under improvments




100% of improvement value excluding the clubhouse portion of the improvement value; 100% of land value




Granite Pointe Golf Club

1123 West Richards Street

Nelson CARES Society

567 Ward Street

65% of Residential land and improvement values




Kalein Hospice Centre Society

402 West Richard Street

50% of land and improvements




Kalein Hospice Centre Society

402 West Richard Street

50% of land and improvements




Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

222 West Richards Street

27% of land not statutorily exempt




Eleos Centre Ministries

711 Tenth Street

50% of land not statutorily exempt






601 Vernon Street

50% of improvements not statutorily exempt; 100% of land not statutorily exempt


Salvation Army

Kootenay Kids Society

804 Stanley Street

50% of land and improvements




Please address enquiries to: City of Nelson – Chief Financial Officer 101 - 310 Ward Street, Nelson, B.C., V1L 5S4 Tel: (250) 352-8235 Fax: (250) 352-2131 email:

Come on down and celebrate the Great Pumpkin Auction at Cottonwood Community Market on Saturday, October 19 from noon to 2 p.m. at Cottonwood Falls Park in Nelson. Live music will be provided by local favourites Morien Jones from 10 to 12 and Soniko from 2 to 3 p.m. Market goers will not only get to be a part of the pumpkin auction but they will also find everything from handmade chocolates to locally grown produce, delicious ready to eat foods to organic meat and eggs, handmade artisan gifts to locally made body care products. This ever changing mix of drop-in vendors and full-season vendors makes for an exciting shopping experience that is always a little different from week to week. This is the second-to-last market of the 2013 season so come be a part of Cottonwood Market before it is all over for another year. By shopping at Cottonwood Community Market you are also supporting our local artesian crafts people and farmers which help strengthen our local economy as whole. It’s also just plain fun and energizing so bring your friends and family and be a part of the merriment. The West Kootenay EcoSociety encourages customers to leave their cars at home and walk to the market. Those who must drive can find early bird parking next to the market site, but by mid-day it is advised to park at the foot of Baker Street and walk the two blocks to the market. Don’t miss being a part of the fun and excitement.

Granite Pointe looks forward to the 2014 golf season with its inaugural FUNraiser On Sunday October 6th, Granite Pointe Golf Course held its inaugural Funraiser: an event to raise money for grounds improvements in order to make the course as welcoming and as playable as possible. This event marked the start of a new initiative that will see more community and charity events hosted at Granite Pointe in the future. The goal is to revitalize Granite Pointe as Nelson’s golf course; opening it up to the community and making it more inviting for new players. The tournament was the largest of the year, with more than 110 golfers. The clubhouse was at capacity for the dinner, and more than 60 local businesses contributed items to the live and silent auctions. Nearly $10,000 was raised, and event organizers consider the Funraiser’s success to be a sign of many good things to come in 2014.

Thank you to major Funraiser sponsors and contributors Nelson Chrysler Selkirk Paving Nelson Ready Mix Nelson Floors Lang Business Systems Armont Consulting

Baker Street Menswear Taylor Wilton Vancouver Canucks Darren Palm Kootenay Lakeview Lodge

A complete list of event sponsors can be found at

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Community Environment

Kootenay Lake Summit coming

Ken Wenger

SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Morning Stroll

Kirsten Hildebrand photo

Sisters Raina (Grade 1) and Anika (Grade 5) enjoyed their morning walk to Rosemont school this week. They were among many getting to class on foot during Walk to School Week, which encourages kids to develop a healthy habit of walking instead of riding.

Kootenay Kids Society Much of the response to last week’s news that Kootenay Kids purchased 804 Stanley Street has been, “I didn’t know Kootenay Kids was THAT BIG! We are big! Kootenay Kids has been supporting families in Nelson and surrounding communities for more than 25 years and the Society is growing not slowing! The Kootenay Kids’ team works with families, other professionals and the community-at-large to ensure children in Nelson and elsewhere get what they need during the critical early stages of life to be healthy and happy and to reach their full developmental potential. Here are just some of the services we provide: Sunbeams Playgroup (0-6 yrs) Ducklings Playgroup (0-2yrs) Daddy ‘n Me Pancake Breakfast Young Parents Support Group Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Classes P Bellies to Babies Pregnancy Outreach Life after Birth Speaker Series Aboriginal Family Gatherings and Home Support Life after Birth Home Support Ca Care to Learn Licensed Child Care (6 months to 3 yrs)

Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Farms to Families food vouchers. Community Kitchen classes Pregnancy Outreach food vouchers Used clothing and toy exchange Emergency Open Food Basket Community Action Program for Children Childcare Resource and Referral (CCRR) subsidy assistance Toy Lending Library Strong-Start Program

Drop by one of our three locations to find out more about the work we do. Thanks to the many generous businesses, organizations and individuals who support Kootenay Kids in many different ways.

Visit Family Place: 312 Silica Street Care To Learn: 1005 Cottonwood Street CCRR & PT/OT: 804 Stanley Street for more information.

Registration is open for the first annual Kootenay Lake Summit, to be held Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Balfour community hall. The summit will bring together people who live near Kootenay Lake to inspire and educate. There will be presentations, breakout sessions, an art showcase live music, and free lunch. The summit will highlight current research initiatives as well as identify main challenges for the lake and potential solutions to these problems. Themes will include climate change, lake fertilization, how to live healthy by the water, and tourism. The event will encourage a broader and deeper understanding of the lake’s ecosystem and build cooperative relationships among Kootenay Lake communities. The event is free but space is limited so register by calling 250-777-2955 or online at (under events tab).

MP Wealth Advisory is pleased to announce the addition of Ken Wenger to our team. Ken is a dedicated financial advisor with more than sixteen years of industry experience. Ken lives in and will be providing services to the Nelson area. Ken’s experience and dedication to client service make him a welcomed addition to the MP Wealth Advisory team.

Call Ken today at 250-551-3838, toll free1-855-368-3838 or visit our website at MP Wealth Advisory represents a leading group of professional advisors within Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management. We provide advanced planning strategies and unique wealth protection solutions to affluent families, businesses and non-profit organizations. “If you have been searching for more, we’ve been waiting for you”.

Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management is a division of Canaccord Genuity Corp., member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. Independent wealth management advisors are registered with IIroC through Canaccord Genuity Corp. and operate as agents of Canaccord Genuity Corp.

Zoning Bylaw Update The City of Nelson’s Zoning Bylaw is undergoing a complete review. The Zoning Bylaw regulates the uses permitted, the size and location of buildings, and density. Regulations for vehicle parking, bicycle parking and loading are also being reviewed. Are you interested in proposed regulations for: • temporary shelters • “laneway” or detached secondary dwellings • smaller lot sizes • new mixed use zones in waterfront • encouraging residential infill in the R3, Downtown Residential zone. • vehicle parking • bicycle parking • and more...

To learn more, visit: or join us at an Open House Tuesday, October 22 from 6 - 9 pm. 2nd floor of City Hall (310 Ward St)

Questions? e: p: 250-352-8260


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 •

SUNDAY GATHERING: 10AM @ 2402 PERRIER LANE Bring food to share at our potluck brunch. All welcome.

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

Unity Centre of the Kootenays starts at 11am

We welcome Michael Pratt, His topic will be “Moving Towards Spiritual Reality”

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

Harvest Thanksgiving Service Sunday Oct. 13, 2013 10:30

St. Michael & All Angels Busk Road, Balfour Harvest Thanksgiving Service Sunday Oct. 13, 2013 11:00

Office: 9 am - 1 pm Tue - Thurs • 250.352.5711 •

ALL ARE WELCOME! Evangelical

Covenant Church

Loving Jesus, Loving People, Transforming Lives


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


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

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

“Are You With Me?” Prt 2

Arden Gustafson - Nelson Covenant Church Wallid, our guide on the Israel/Palestine trip I took in May, was a study in contrast. He is Arab by ethnicity, Israeli by citizenship, and a Christian by faith. He speaks at least 4 languages, holds multiple degrees and teaches at a university. Guiding tour groups is how he pays the bills. As we rode around in our white tour bus Wallid’s repeating question “Are you with me?” began to take on a deeper significance. While there, (and maybe even more acutely, since I have returned to Canada) the question deepened to “Whose side are you on?” The question often presents itself as a zero-sum standard – to try to have empathy for both sides in this conflict is unacceptable. Often it felt (and feels) as though we were being asked to choose sides. “If you are not with us, you are against us” was the underlying sentiment posed, and depending on a multitude of influences, whether they be racial, political, religious or even personal experience, many in our world have been happy to oblige. In the midst of this, however, we met both Palestinian and Jewish citizens who were seeking to articulate and live a third way, people who are hoping and working for a peaceful future. We met with Palestinian Christians who believe in a Kingdom of God where peace and reconciliation, justice and wholeness are the measures and goal, both for the Arab and the Jew. Yet this “third way” has become a difficult journey. I liken it to touching the “third rail” of an electrified subway. Touching this deadly “third rail” puts me at odds with many people both within and outside my faith. But didn’t Jesus ask us and show us NEW LOCATION that we were to stand Kootenay Christian Fellowship up for the oppressed 520 Falls Street, (just off Baker St.) no matter who was the victim and against injustice no matter who Join us for our worship celebration in our was the perpetrator? new location To condemn injustice Sunday @ 10:30 AM on one side but not the  Developing Relationships other doesn’t make sense  Music that will move you  Helping people - Help people or stand up to biblical Church Office: 1.888.761.3301 Jim Reimer, Pastor scrutiny. In this conflict, each side can and does justify its actions, but when human beings on both sides are suffering, Nelson Community Church can we stand back and Sunday Worship Service choose sides? Mustn’t at 11:00 am Jim Reimer we equally condemn injustice whether in Everyone is Welcome the form of bombs Your Pastors: exploding or walls built Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows separating families and 250 551 4986 601 Vernon Street (Middle Level) communities?

The Salvation Army

Nelson United Church Sunday Worship Gathering 10:00 am Minister: David Boyd Carol Prochaska presiding

All are Welcome

Join us Sunday, Oct. 13th

for a very special Thanksgiving celebration with Liturgical Dancers: Quinn Friesen and Lea Warren All children welcome for Sunday School & Nursery Room available

Corner of Josephine and Silica Streets Ph: 250-352-2822 •

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

“Happy Thanksgiving” 623 Gordon Rd. Nelson BC V1L 5X6 Phone 250-352-9322 • Pastor Rev. Ken H. Keber Refreshments are served after the service (Affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada)

In one book I have read, an Israeli mother who lost her son to a Palestinian sniper pleaded with visiting Christians that if they were there to support one side or the other, that they should just go home. Instead she pleaded, “Support Israel and Palestine and peace.” Jesus said, “Blessed are those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God”. We can choose peace or we can choose sides. I told you it is like touching the third rail!

Wednesday, May 14, 2013 Nelson Star

Community Bear Awareness

Find your inner (trashy) poet SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

The bears are back. While it seems that they stayed away from homes this summer to take advantage of the amazing huckleberry crop, communities are now seeing them again this fall. To help people remember that garbage attracts bears (and have some fun) Nelson, RDCK areas E and F WildSafeBC is encouraging you to explore your inner poet. WildSafeBC and Kootenay Coop Radio are sponsoring a “trashy” poetry contest. Wax poetic about bears and garbage and win one of two bear-resistant garbage cans. Submit a haiku that reflects how dangerous garbage is for bears by October 27 to: bear@ The Nelson and District Credit Union and Rollins Machinery are supplying two bear-resistant garbage cans as prizes. Haikus will be read on air. WildSafeBC is asking people to keep their garbage from becoming bear food and bringing bears to our community. Please store your garbage so that bears don’t gain access to your trash by keeping it indoors, in a secure shed or in a bear-resistant container. Remember: it is illegal to allow wildlife access to garbage and other attractants. There are now significant fines for this offence under the Wildlife Act. Nelson also has a bylaw that regulates the presence of wildlife attractants in the city. Learn more about identifying and managing wildlife attractants near your home by visiting wildsafebc. com or emailing Joanne Siderius, Nelson, Areas E and F WildSafeBC (fromerly Bear Aware) community coordinator, at


A story Friday (“Changes at the Mir Centre”) indicated Cara-Lee Malange was the new chair of the Mir Centre for Peace. In fact Malange is the acting chair while the Mir Centre goes through a transitional period. A new permanent chair should be in place early next year.

Garage Sale beds · frames · desks headboards · side tables framed photographs mini fridges · chairs · mirrors sinks · toilets · free TV’S!!!!! and much more! Friday, Oct. 11th noon - 4pm Saturday, Oct. 12th 10pm - 3pm Located in the basement of Kootenay Industrial Supply 323 Vernon Street

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Trash to Treasure NELSON — It’s Trash to Treasure time again! The RDCK’s semi-annual celebration of waste reduction happens Saturday, October 19. This event provides participants with an opportunity to give away used items to those who may




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David Bryan June 28 1965 October 1 2013 Family and friends please join us in the “celebration of life� to honor David Bryan Hardy. June 28, 1965-Oct 1, 2013. Forever in our hearts we will always love you. David is survived by his wife, Teresa Jean Hardy, son, Bryan William John Hardy, his parents, Jane and Les Hardy, his sisters Laurrie Johnson, and Heather Hardy, his niece Jayne Johnson, his brother in law Tony Johnson and many aunts, uncles ,cousins and friends. Dinner and celebration will be held on Oct 12, 2013 between 6pm and 10 PM at the Crescent Valley hall, 1385 Highway 6, Crescent Valley BC. In lieu of flowers, there will be a donation box at the celebration of life.






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School District #8 requires casual Computer Technicians for the Nelson Family of Schools. The successful applicants will be required to join the CUPE Local 748 Union and have a Criminal Records Check. Desired training and experience: • Completion of a two (2) year post secondary technical diploma, recognized industry certification or equivalent combination of training and experience working in the information technology field. • Significant experience in current Microsoft server and workstation operating systems; network design and components; and supporting a variety of technology devices, including tablets, netbooks, workstations, smartphones, among others. • Microsoft Certification (MCSE) preferred • Windows based software including spreadsheets, word processing, database, etc. • Minimum 3 years’ experience • Electronic experience would be an asset • Driver’s license Applications will only be accepted through our online job posting board – Make A Future



Eric Nygren Eric Nygren passed away October 4th, 2013 after a short fight with cancer.

Peacefully at Blenheim Lodge in Vancouver in her 101st year. Predeceased by her husband Peter (1995) and her sister Margaret. Survived by her daughters Sandra (Mike Beddoes) and Lynn (George Wiesner), three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Dot was born on her parents’ farm near Tompkins, Sask. Her first love was teaching. She began her teaching career in 1930 at age 17 after attending Normal School in Moose Jaw, and taught in rural, village, and city schools in southern Saskatchewan for 17 years, until her marriage to Peter Zacharias in 1947. In 1951, Dot and Peter settled in Nelson BC to raise their family during Peter’s 25 year career as a pharmacist at Mann Drugs. In her late 40s, Dot returned to her first love — teaching. She upgraded her teaching certificate and taught kindergarten in Nelson until she and Peter retired to Penticton BC in 1977. Dot especially loved her large circle of women friends, and enjoyed socializing and craft-making as a long-term active member of the United Church and the Order of Eastern Star in both Nelson and Penticton. Very special thanks to Dr. Musial and the staff at Blenheim Lodge for their loving and compassionate care over the past seven years. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to CNIB, the Arthritis Society, or a charity of your choice. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday October 19th, 2013 at the Penticton United Church, 696 Main Street, Penticton BC.

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He served 2 terms as RDCK Area H Director during which time he initiated the Slocan Valley bus run to Nelson. He and his wife, Bonnie, owned the Victoria St. Restaurant in Nelson in the ‘90’s and presently own the Slocan Valley Medical Clinic. Eric was a member of the RCMP Community Consultative Group, was active in the Nelson City Police Crimestoppers and was vice president of the National Boxing Authority. His family and friends remember his love, stead-fastness and driving energy. We will miss him. Following his wishes, no public memorial will be held.

careers at cbt: accounting technician The Accounting Technician processes accounts payables and receivables, prepares monthly financial reporting and provides backup coverage for payroll and to the receptionist. This position reports to the Director, Finance and Operations. This is a full-time position, based out of our Castlegar office. View details at or request them from Debra Stewart at 1.800.505.8998. ResumĂŠs accepted via email to by noon PT, 0DUPCFS  XXXDCUPSHt

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AUXILIARY FIREFIGHTERS NEEDED The City of Nelson Fire and Rescue Services will be accepting applications from community minded persons to fill up to 12 vacancies in the complementary Auxiliary Fire Department. Applicants must be of good character, bondable, in good physical condition and a minimum of 19 years of age. A valid class 5 drivers licence and a medical clearance letter are also required. Please note that The City of Nelson is an equal opportunity employer. Application forms may be picked up in person at Nelson Fire & Rescue Services located at 919 Ward Street or downloaded at the City of Nelson website: The completed application must be delivered to Nelson Fire & Rescue Services on or before October 23rd. Only written applications will be accepted by the Fire Chief for consideration at that time. All applicants will be required to write an aptitude examination at 1900 hours on October 23rd and successful candidates will be required to attend a 20 hour recruit assessment/training weekend on October 25, 26, 27, 2013. For more information please contact Nelson Fire & Rescue Services.

The Corporation of the City of Nelson Fire & Rescue Services 919 Ward Street, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 1T5 Telephone: (250) 352-3103 Fax: (250) 352-6578 Email: If you would like to do a story on this event and would like more information or pictures please contact Simon Grypma, Fire Chief, directly at 250-352-3103 or

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Balfour Church Guild Harvest Coffee Party, Art, Pottery Show & Sale. Sat Oct 26th Coffee Party 10-11:30 am Art & Pottery 10am-3pm Balfour Hall, Busk Road. Bake Sale, Deli, Door Prize Admission $3.00 Please Join Us for Coffee (Oso) & goodies as we showcase local art & pottery

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

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Lost & Found LOST: Pendant, w/red stone in star, enclosed by interlaced silver, square shape w/round corners. Lost @ Finley’s Reward Marlo @ 505-5044





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ALFALFA, alfalfa mix (small square bales) in Lister. Call Jay or Trish at 250-428-9755

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.

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School District #8 requires casual custodians for the Nelson, Kaslo, Crawford Bay, Salmo, Slocan Valley and Creston Family of School areas. The applicants will be required to join the CUPE Local 748 Union and have a criminal records check. Required qualifications: • Building Service Workers’ course or equivalent and/or significant related training & recent experience in an educational environment. • Minimum Grade 10 education. Applications will only be accepted through our online job posting board – Make A Future

Certified Automotive Service Technician And/or Lube Technician Needed



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

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

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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

Baba’s Indian Cuisine, Nelson, BC requires cook (South Indian Cuisine). Must be able to cook/serve South Indian Dishes, candidate fluent in English, possess diploma/degree, 3 yrs min exp, $13.50/hr, 40hrs/w permeant position email Dental Hygienist wanted Part-Time 2 days/week avail immediately Send resume to Dr. Zarikoff’s office 515D Vernon St. Nelson BC P/T & Holiday Relief Bartender required Royal Canadian Legion Branch 51, Nelson Please drop off resume at 402 Victoria St Attention Carol Silverbirch Massage Therapy Clinic is expanding & relocating. We currently have opening for RMT’s licensed Estheticians & Holistic Practitioners Call 250-365-6538 An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta.



School District #8 requires casual bus drivers for the Nelson, Kaslo, Crawford Bay, Salmo, Slocan Valley and Creston Family of School areas. The applicants will be required to join the CUPE Local 748 Union and have a criminal records check. Required qualifications: • Possess a valid Class 2 (minimum) B.C. driver’s license including an air endorsement • Clean driver’s abstract. Applications will only be accepted through our online job posting board – Make A Future

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1 or 2 year Apprentice Technician We are offering a very competitive pay rate and benefit package with an exceptional work environment to the qualified candidate. Give us a call - you might be surprised with what you are worth in today’s market 250-364-9988 Send resume and cover letter attn: Justin

SUMMIT SUBARU Old Waneta Rd Trail, BC

Forestry Hooktender/Spotter Required. Must be experienced and physically able to work in all weather conditions. Fax:250-503-1148 Seeking a multi-media design specialist to work in a multi discipline environment, producing multi media products, graphic elements and content of communications material, such as flyers, posters, adverts, web sites, DVDs, interactive CD Roms with video to promote the Hotel and attract visitors from within Canada and beyond. Experience of international marketing and producing content material for international hotel chains is important. Educational requirements include a relevant degree, such as Visual Arts or a college diploma in Graphic Arts. Candidate must be able to demonstrate professional capability with relevant software packages such as Photoshop, Quark Express, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio, Adobe CS Studio, Wordpress, Pro Tools, and have a portfolio demonstrating the creative ability and practical application of these packages in the International Tourism Industry. Salary will commensurate with the candidate’s experience and skills but will also reflect local economic conditions. No benefits package is as of yet offered. Candidate will be expected to work unsociable flexible hours, often weekends. Please mail resumes to: Kaslo Hotel Box 340 Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0

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

Trades, Technical FRASER SHINGLES AND EXTERIORS. Sloped Roofing / Siding Crews needed at our Edmonton branch. Great wages. Own equipment is a MUST. For info contact Giselle @ 780 962 1320 or at email:


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 Need Cash? Own A Vehicle? Borrow Up To $25,000


Home Improvements FLOORING SALE Over 300 Choices Lowest Prices Guaranteed! Laminates - $0.69/sq ft Engineered - $1.99/sq ft Hardwood - $2.79/sq ft Overnight Delivery in most of BC!


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

Misc Services Experienced House Sitter, good w/animals, long or short term Call Bernice 250 509-0505

Pets & Livestock

Livestock 2 - 1 yr old M/F Nubian goats 250 352-7380

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Building Supplies Old-timer 1 1/2 storey house must be relocated to make room for new construction. Footprint is 23x28’. Needs TLC. $5000 250 505-3824

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

Fruit & Vegetables THE APPLE GUY & GRAND FORKS FARMS: APPLE JUICE, fresh pressed $13.00/5 liters. Coronation seedless grapes $1.25/lb in 12 lb boxes Gala Apples $12.00/20 lb bags Spartan’s $15.00/20 lb bag Honey Crisp apples $12.00/8 lb bags, Ambrosia $5.00/5 lb bag, Squash .75/lb Pure Foch grape juice for wine makers $55.00/20L pail. . Find us in Castlegar on Thursdays at the Sandman Hotel Saturdays at the Castlegar Railway Museum Farmer’s Market. In Nelson at 402 Baker Street on Wednesdays and the Nelson Cottonwood Market on Saturdays At the Grand Forks Farmer’s Market Tuesdays and Fridays Erran, Terry & Val Rilkoff 250-442-3514 Grand Forks

Furniture Matching Couch & Chair excel cond BEIGE Skelar Peppler w/wood inlay on front $100 354-2851

Garage Sales Family Garage Sale! 806 3rd St, Sat Oct 12th 9am - 3 pm Multi Family, 921 Latimer St, Sat Oct 12th 8:30-11am Skis, Skates, lots of kids toys

Heavy Duty Machinery

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Project Manager

Children Who Witness Abuse Counsellor

Reference Number 1313

Provides individual and group counselling to children who have witnessed violence within their home environment; supports caregivers by providing them with the relevant information regarding the impact of abuse on children, counsels caregivers on parenting issues, referring them to the appropriate services as required; responds to the need to provide public information and education on the effects of witnessing abuse and on dating violence.

REQUEST for Quote for Snow Removal Links Housing Cooperative - 31 Unit Townhome Complex. We invite prospective vendors to submit a quote for the supply of snow removal services at 402B Tower Road Nelson, BC for the 2013 – 2014 winter season. Please email for the specific details of the contract. Deadline for submission October 21, 2013.

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

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Reporting to the Vice President, Project Development, the Project Manager has overall responsibility in the development of projects from initiation, identification, definition, and implementation. This role involves planning, organizing, and executing the successful completion of several projects concurrently and has overall responsibility for overseeing the development of budgets, schedules and reports. The successful candidate will have an Undergraduate or Graduate Degree in Engineering with a Professional Engineering Designation and a minimum of 15 years experience in engineering or operations in the energy industry including at least 5 years in project management or contract administration. Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) would be considered an asset. Experience in preparing and coordinating major capital procurement and construction contracts in the energy sector is critical. 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 October 25, 2013 Please refer to Job #1313 when submitting your cover letter and resume to

Term and hours: Permanent part-time; 70 hours per month Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Child and Youth Care or related area. Two years recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience in the area of individual and group work, counselling of children and families; excellent knowledge of the dynamics of family violence. Successful candidate must pass criminal record check and have a valid drivers licence. Pay as per HSA Grid 8, Step 1 Closing Date: October 23, 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 : 265-3378 or email :


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LOWER Fairview home within walking distance of grocery stores, park, beach and the mall. Hardwood floors, central air and 5 appliances. Fenced yard, workshop, lots of storage. Small pets ok. $1,500/mo + utilities. 250-551-1048. for pictures.


Grand Forks: Clifton Estates 55+ gated community. Immaculate, 2 lg bdrms, 2 bath, laundry, open plan, geothermal heat/AC, stand alone end unit, duel access to private back yard, putting green & hot tub. $299,900. 250-442-8221.

Mobile Homes & Parks Four Wheel Scooter like new $2,000, Call 250-365-6869 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper?

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

RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055.

Whispering Pines Manufactured Home Park Home Sites available Beautiful riverside community in Genelle. New Homes coming in September & October receive 3 months Free site rent Phone: 250-693-2136

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Genuine Coin Collector Buyer Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 250-499-0251 Looking for a very good 30” Youth GUITAR 354-2851

Apt/Condo for Rent

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

So Cute, So Clean, So Quiet Newer, clean, quiet 1 bdrm detached suite located in sunny Blewett on Granite Rd. just 7 min to Nelson $700/m incl util NS/NP. Avail immediately (250)352-0181

Homes for Rent Castlegar North 2 Bdrm Separate walk out basement suite, brand new reno, very clean & bright with all new appliances Fridge, stove, W/D, over the range Micro D/W, No smoking, No pets. $750/mth + utilities Avail Immediately 250-869-5772

Real Estate For Sale By Owner 2 bdrm House in Salmo on 65x460’ lot. Move in ready with many new reno’s. Full 8’ ceiling basement, 2 new outside sheds $167,000. To view 250 357-9417

Castlegar Woodland Park area, riverfront, 3 Bdrm, 2 bath,1300 sq ft, finished basement, lrg garage, lots of storage, avail Nov 5th $1,100/mth + utilities 250-365-7231

BEAUTIFUL NORTH SHORE PROPERTY Level .41 ac with clean,reno’d 3 bdrm manuf. home. 1 blk to Kootenay Lake. Many extras. Priced for quick sale $198,000 250-352-0441 Starter Retirement 2006 Double Wide on own property 2 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath $165,000 250 357-2929

Houses For Sale Grand Forks: Priced to sell. Over 3000sq ft of living space. Great in-law suite or Bed & Breakfast. Located on beautiful Granby River!!! Decks & sandy beach. $372,500. 250442-2692

DT Castlegar, 4 Bdrm 2 bath W/D, N/S, N/P, $1200/mth + utilities, Avail Nov 1st Daylight Basement 2 Bdrm 1 Bath, W/D, Private ent $800/mth incl utilities, N/S, N/P 250-304-8185 or 365-6471 Lakefront furnished cabin @ 10 Mile avail Oct 1st - June 30th , mature adult, refs, N/S N/P $750/m ulit incl 825-4666 or 354-4779 Mobile Home, 2/3 bdrm, F/S W/D, Deck, W/Addition, in Thrums, No dog over 15LBS 250-304-9273, 250-359-7178

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Suites, Lower Spacious 3 brdm beach front suite, 20 min from Nelson N/S Pets negotiable $900/m + util, refs req 352-9105



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Suites, Upper Castlegar 2 Bdrm upper suite rent is nego with the right tenant, Responsible person/s Avail Nov 1st, N/P N/S, 250-769-8796 Spacious 2 brdm beach front suite, 20 min from Nelson N/S Pets negotiable $900/m + util, refs req 352-9105

Townhouses Nelson: Lwr 6 Mile Rd. Avail Nov 1st, spacious, clean 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath. Close to bus stop. $1000/mo. 250-825-9401

Boats Want to Rent Single Male, 40’s requires affordable housing while undergoing cancer treatment. Appreciates solitude & healing atmosphere. Is respectful of all life forms.

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Affordable Steel Shipping Containers for sale/rent 20’ & 40’ Kootenay Containers Castlegar 250-365-3014


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Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land FrontCounter BC Cranbrook has accepted an application made by Daniel and Karen MacDonald of Balfour, BC, on behalf of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource 2perations MFLNR2 , Kootenay ReJion, for a 6peciÀc Permission for the purpose of private moorage situated on Provincial Crown foreshore fronting Lot A, District Lot 192, Kootenay District, Plan NEP21616 on Kootenay Lake and containing 0.05 hectares more or less. The MFLNRO File Number that has been established for this application is 4405421. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to FrontCounter BC, 1902 Theatre Road, Cranbrook B.C., V1C 7G1 or email to: Comments will be received by FrontCounter BC until November 15, 2013. FrontCounter BC may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please refer to our website ¤ Search ¤ by File Number: 4405421 for more information.


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. Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis ACROSS 1 Urban rails 4 “__ life!” 9 Self-satisfied 14 2002 NBA Rookie of the Year __ Gasol 15 Put back to zero 16 Total 17 “ ... book by __ cover” 18 Author Jong 19 Many times 20 Member of a “joint” military group 23 “__ evil ...” 24 Time of one’s life 25 Pub. of an oftquoted journal 28 Franklin invention 33 Full of mischief 36 Like much of King’s work 37 Verbalized sigh 38 Buddhist shrine 41 Injured, in a way 42 Jazzman Jackson and cartoonist Gross 44 More easygoing 46 Make a relay race connection 49 Kalamazoo-toCincinnati dir. 50 Billion-year span 51 Waits 55 Cocktail accessory 59 Traditional Islamic garment 62 Dough raiser 63 One of the Khans 64 Words before “Gave proof through the night” 65 Clerical residence 66 Short snooze 67 Incessantly 68 Like one’s big brother 69 Chowed down DOWN 1 “Lawrence of Arabia” and others 2 Bat maker’s tool 3 “Wake Up, Little __”

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4 Girl Scouts emblem 5 Protagonist 6 “Yeah, like that’ll happen!” 7 Sleuths, briefly 8 New York’s __ Island 9 Hardly G-rated 10 Win by trumping, in bridge 11 Que. neighbor 12 Beehive State native language 13 Put on 21 Doesn’t need to be drafted 22 Bush spokesman Fleischer 25 One-way sign shape 26 Wavy pattern 27 “Doe, ___ ...” 29 APO mail recipients 30 FDR’s successor 31 Opposable digit 32 Start the assignment 33 Moistens 34 Inventor Howe


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35 Ballroom dance, in Burgundy 39 Green veggie 40 Flight stat. 43 Wine list presenter 45 Maine dish 47 __ polloi 48 Digestive protein 52 Rigg who played Mrs. Peel 53 Brilliance


54 Internet calling service 55 One of 16 in a 4x4 tile: Abbr. 56 Enthusiasm 57 Catch, as a fish 58 Being, to Brutus 59 Storage receptacle 60 Colorful card game 61 Actress Charlotte

Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the FOI Advisor at the Ministry of Forests, Land and Natural Resource Operations regional ofÀce in Cranbrook.


By virtue of an Order issued out by the Supreme Court of British Columbia, dated the 25th day of July, 2013, and made by the Honorable Justice McEwan, bearing Rossland Supreme Court Registry No.10280, I will sell by sealed tender to be held at 3120 - 30th Avenue, Vernon, B.C., on the 25th day of October, 2013, at 11:00 o’clock in the fornoon, all the right, title and interest of the Defendant, Eric Daniel Borley in and for the following land, more particularly known an described as follows: PID: 012-962-228 Lot 1, District Lot 10598, Kootenay District Plan 7741 Taxation Authority: Nelson Trail Assessment Area For Legal Notations, Terms of Sale and Conditions of Sale, please visit for more information. Wayne MacGregor, Court Bailiff Area 9


In the matter of Vanessa Mary Pearce Plaintiff vs Eric Daniel Borley Defendant.

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Touchstones of Nelson – Greg Scott

First fire engine ordered

Dateline: October 7, 1913

bearing therefore the growing of vegetables and small fruits was about the best way in which the rancher could make a living until the trees reached the producing stage. The establishment of a public market and the regulation of Chinese peddlers would do much to solve the marketing problem for them. Grocers, ranchers and consumers have spoken in favor of the proposed market which might be established at the exhibition building.


o give A.G. Long of Portland, Oregon an order for a 100-horsepower La France automobile combination chemical and hose car, was the decision of the Nelson City Council last night. The price is $8,600 and the car is to be delivered in April. Between $600 and $700 per annum will be saved in maintenance by replacing horses with an auto truck and great efficiency will be given the Fire Department, particularly on steep grades and under bad weather conditions. If the auto truck had not been ordered it would have been necessary to purchase a new team of horses and a new hose wagon, which would have cost in all about $6,000.

Dateline: October 10, 1913


Dateline: October 14, 1913


efore a public market can be established in Nelson with good prospects of success some means must be found of regulating peddling of produce by Chinese truck gardeners, declared members of the Board of Trade. Passage of a city bylaw which would permit the hawking of produce only after a certain hour each weekday was one means of accomplishing the desired end which was suggested as it had proved successful elsewhere. It is estimated that probably 90 per cent of the fruit trees, which had been planted in the province have not yet come into

loating in the big pool below the rapids near Grohman Creek in Kootenay River, an overturned boat, to which were tied the oars and a fish basket and a paddle were evidence of what is believed to be a double drowning. Two men were seen Sunday in the boat which was later discovered rolling bottom up down the river. A prolonged search yesterday resulted only in discovery of the boat, its contents and a pipe which appears to have been washed up on the shore. So swift is the water that it is thought grappling irons would be of little value in seeking the bodies. A pike pole used yesterday could not be held against the current.

Dateline: October 25, 1913


resses of many colours, some daring in the contrast of the primary hues, others soft and chimmery

in the secondary tertiary shades, but nearly all the acme of the season’s styles were the feature of the annual library ball at the assembly hall of the Nelson Public School last night. Many of Nelson’s most beautiful maids and matrons were included among the large crowd which was in attendance and the hall which was delightfully decorated presented a brilliant scene. Nearly 200 were present and the function was declared to be by far the most successful in the history of the Library Association.

Dateline: October 30, 1913


is every movement watched night and day by special guards, appointed by S.P. Tuck, Sheriff of South Kootenay, Bruno Cutri, sentenced at Fernie to be hanged on January 8 for the murder of Felice Zappi is in his death cell at the Nelson Provincial Jail, within a few yards of the spot where the gallows will be erected. When he was brought handcuffed to Nelson last night, he seemed unconcerned when he stepped off the Crow boat, picked up his grip and went to the jail. That he has only 74 more days in which to live did not seem to be weighing very heavily on his mind, although he was nearly demented with horror when the full realization of what the verdict meant came to him in a Fernie cell.



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e call it co-opetition,” said Ben Hyman from the BC Libraries Cooperative, speaking at the Kootenay Library Federation conference in Fairmont Hot Springs last weekend. “We’re trying to get past the post together.” A lover of etymological hybrids, my ears perked up. Co-opetition means that when it comes to the entities we compete against — in our case, galloping progress against a backdrop of resource challenges in a rapidly changing society — we’re are better together: as a cooperative of libraries, and as connected communities. The libraries cooperative connects us practically through systems and support and culturally through development of datagathering projects for public use — a Canadian Cultural Cloud. BC Libraries Co-operative is there at the starting gate, encouraging everyone to reach the finish line. In the team sport that is libraries serving communities, keeping limber is important, and that’s where the Kootenay Library Federation conference came in. Think of it as ditching the retro Adidas for high-tech gear, the better to pound the track (and save our knees). The better to get past the post. There are 19 Koo-

tenay libraries in the federation The conference theme Beyond Books: The Library as Community Hub, is a nod to our changing role in this digital age: as navigators, connectors, and leaders. There were workshops to make us better hubs, such as Connecting the Unconnected, about connecting marginalized people to resources for legal information and for un-

strive to make these columns entertaining. Metaphors and alliteration are my, uh, valued teammates.) The e-Universe was especially well represented, with focus sessions such as Social Media Savvy for the Swamped Librarian, and training on the multitudinous eReading devices in this complex digital world that is quickly becoming home. To that end,

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derstanding rights and responsibilities, and From the Outside In: The Community-Led Library, about listening to the community so as to be as welcoming as possible. So the migrant worker in Creston, the gay teen in Salmo, or the senior in Nakusp can leap the potential high-jumps of language, discrimination, or mobility. For the movers, shakers, policy-makers and torch-bearers, there were sessions on partnerships, politics, proactive boards and other things that don’t begin with P so are therefore not in this sentence (because I do

library federation director Joanne Richards — who with assistant Helen Graham made up the endurance component of last weekend’s marathon — scored big by getting CBC Spark host Nora Young as keynote speaker. Young is the author of The Virtual Self: How Our Digital Lives are Altering the World Around Us, which is a fascinating look at our obsession with self-tracking. That’s everything from Facebooking and Tweeting to digitally tracking our every move, including that morning run. It’s an interesting phenomenon that raises

questions about how we are experiencing life (or not) but also plugs into Big Data, the information-collection phenomenon that was the focal point of Young’s address. Big Data is what happens when our compulsive self-tracking inadvertently shapes our society’s future as the data we create is collected and applied, directing outside agendas (beneficial or parasitic), so that even as we think we’re controlling our lives, we’re being controlled by the trends we create. Big, scary stuff that holds enormous potential for bad and good. How can libraries contribute to the good? By working together as keepers of culture and identity. By being the community hub through which we better understand ourselves, celebrate our individualities and our commonalities, learn, and be inspired. By being co-opetitive: a relay of libraries racing for a finish line that will always be moving. One foot in front of another on the track, striving to understand and embrace the changing world and the road ahead. There are only winners, here. Anne DeGrace is the adult services coordinator at the Nelson Public Library. Check This Out runs bi-weekly. For more info see

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In the Canadian justice system, jurors can hand down a verdict of not guilty even if the facts clearly point to legal guilt. What are the implications of this tremendous yet secretive power? This action by a jury (called jury nullification) is what all of Henry Morgentaler’s juries did. Morgentaler was tried four times for conducting abortions in the 1970s and ‘80s when providing abortions was illegal. He admitted conducting

abortions, but correctly predicted “no jury would convict me.” In the subsequent Supreme Court ruling that decriminalized abortion, the court also banned lawyers from mentioning to juries the possibility of jury nullification. Juries are still allowed to return whatever verdict they wish, but after the Supreme Court ruling no one is allowed to tell them about it, and most do not know. Keeping this power secret from juries has a number of potentially serious consequences, such as in the case of Robert Latimer, who

killed his quadriplegic daughter out of compassion. The jury was sympathetic but thought it had to find him guilty. Dr. Gary Bauslaugh, who recently wrote The Secret Power of Juries, speaks in Nelson on Monday, October 21, 7:30 p.m. at the Old Church Hall (corner of Victoria and Kootenay) about famous examples of jury nullification, both positive and negative, and on arguments for and against jury nullification. The event is sponsored by Nelson Centre for Inquiry. Admission is by donation.

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Local residents are invited to participate in the Columbia Basin Craft Symposium to be held October 25 to 27 in Nelson. This event, which will help celebrate the Craft Council of BC’s 40th anniversary, focuses on the professional development of contemporary craft artists with a variety of workshops, discussions and presentations by some of the most influential artists in the field of craft today. This weekend-long symposium will touch upon many aspects that contemporary craft faces today: creativity, sustainability, globalization, technology, and business issues such as marketing, pricing and social media. The symposium is an opportunity for Columbia Basin residents who are in a creative field to learn, share and get feedback from artists across the country who are visionaries in their respective fields. There is also an opportunity to sign up for individual portfolio reviews and to have your work photographed by a professional photographer. The keynote speaker will be Greg Payce: artist, potter, and winner of the 2013 Saidye Bron-

fman Award, Canada’s foremost distinction for excellence in the fine crafts. Greg has been making ceramics for over 35 years. He has exhibited and given numerous lectures, workshops, and presentations on his practice, both in Canada and internationally. Registration for this event is now open and space is limited. Travel subsidies will be available for the weekend event for residents who live further away from Nelson. The West Kootenay Regional Arts Council is also partnering with the Kootenay Gallery, Castlegar Arts Council, and the Kootenay Lake Arts and Heritage Council to offer a series of community events and workshops. The Kootenay Gallery will kick off the celebration with their exhibition: Invested: 10,000 Hours – an exhibition of contemporary craft. On display will be various craft media by Columbia Basin artists. At the Langham Gallery in Kaslo, local artist Geraldine Rinkel will be offering a two-day workshop: Draped Clay Tray — Create and Explore on October 5 and 19. Olivia Mansveld will take you through her process of turning recycled frames,

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materials, and objects into an “objet d’art” using collage, stitching, and assemblage in her workshop Framing with Fabric, October 19 at the Kootenay Gallery in Castlegar. Workshop registration is now open. For more information visit or contact the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council at 250-352-2421 or 1-800850-2787.

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Call Lev or Norm Newly renovated, modern 2-3 bedroom home with stunning lake views and private, park like yard. Wood and tile floors, energy efficient appliances, many upgrades including plumbing and electrical. French doors open to multi-level sundecks and hot tub. Veggie and flower gardens, many established ornamental and fruit trees. This Johnstone Road gem will not last long.  

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TodayMabel loves her kennel and shows no signs of separation anxiety.



KAAP has many homeless cats and dogs available for adoption. All KAAP pets are spayed/neutered and vaccinated. Please call Daryl at 250-551-1053 for more information, or visit

Name: Mabel Breed: Shepherd/Rottweiler cross Age: 6 years

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How did Jeanne and his owners help Mabel? She had to learn to feel comfortable and safe in her new environment. To cut down on her anxiety, Jeanne slowly introduced kenneling her for short periods of time. Food toys, soft music or the radio in the room helped her feel comfortable.

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What did Mabel need help with? When Mabel and her owners moved from Winnipeg to Nelson she suffered from extreme separation anxiety. 27

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