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are busy parents of three little children with Jack being the youngest at six-and-a-halfmonths-old. Jack was born with Down syndrome and in a few short months, the couple has educated themselves about a complex situation that’s part genetics, part health care and part social acceptance. At this point, the little boy’s health conditions associated with the chromosome abnormality are causing the greatest worry. He was hospitalized for three-anda-half weeks after birth and has slowly been weaned from weekly doctor appointments. “If Jack had been my first, I probably would have gone crazy

“In the last 2.5 years, six children with Down syndrome have been born in Nelson.”

Jillian and Aaron Colbert with son Jack who has Down syndrome. The couple is sharing their story in hopes of raising awareness about the genetic disorder. The couple believes that knowing helps with understanding. Kirsten Hildebrand photo not knowing what to do,” said Jillian. He was born with an imperforate anus and a congenital heart defect, despite showing no signs of this during ultrasound. Jack has had the first of three surgeries to help mend his bowel defect and on August 21, he had open-heart surgery. Now that he has regained his strength, he has two more bowel surgeries upcoming. Having two children already has also helped the parents know to trust their instincts despite some outdated medical advice. “Jack wanted to start solids — he was noticing food,” said

Jillian. They were advised to wait by doctors because people with Down syndrome can sometimes choke or inhale their food. They were told in a year’s time, he would be enrolled in a program for people with eating disorders. Said Aaron slyly, “So to prevent him from choking they’re going to give him an eating disorder.” Jillian is also successfully breastfeeding Jack despite being told this would be difficult. These are just a couple examples of the couple’s experiences with a stigma that still exists — even among medical experts. Jillian and Aaron say they understand why this vein of


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Nelson Police Department won’t be seeking a staffing increase in 2014, but chief Wayne Holland says the city should seriously consider bulking up the department in the future. Nelson Police Board presented its provisional 2014 budget at a city council meeting Monday. The board is hoping for a $39,000 budget increase — for the cost of inflation and required salary increases for the unionized workers — to keep its 17 officers on the street with no increase in service over the current year. The current police budget is about $2.7 million, which represents about nine per cent of every tax dollar. Other municipalities across BC dedicate, on average, about 14 per cent of tax revenue to policing. Holland commended the city for keeping police costs relatively low, saying that budget restraints haven’t caused any

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that put 15 drug dealers behind bars, Nelson police had to borrow undercover officers from elsewhere in BC. If there’s a homicide in the city, Kelowna RCMP would investigate it. “It’s not a sustainable way to run a police department,” Holland said, noting that other departments bill the city for their service, which is okay if they only need them occasionally but if demand increases it becomes more cost effective to have local officers trained to handle the cases. Inspector Paul Burkart pointed out that while national crime statistics show crime rates and crime severity have been dropping steadily, that’s not necessarily the case in Nelson. In the past year, Nelson saw an increase in commercial break and enters — but that was largely due to one person who was eventually arrested. More loss prevention staff were hired in stores and shoplifting incidents jumped from 26 to 96 in one

year. Mischief files, meanwhile, were down from 214 cases in 2012 to 159 this year. Breaches of probation, dangerous and impaired driving, drug offences and mental health calls were all up this year. But it’s difficult to tell if the rate of crimes are changing or just the number of people being caught as policing priorities change, Burkart explained. Holland asked council to sit down with the police board to hammer out a business case for increasing the number of police officers gradually over a number of years. “We recognize times are tough... but we can’t lose sight of the fact we have fewer human resources [at the police department] than we did in 1995,” Holland said. “You can’t sustain a police force that way.” Last year the police board requested a $124,000 budget increase, but council only approved an increase of about $54,000.

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couple struggled after learning he had trisomy 21. They knew little of what they know now. “One of my biggest fears when I had Jack was what is everyone else going to say to me,” said Jillian. “It was a new reality I had no clue about.” Education is the key to ridding the world of a stigma that is slowly fading, said Jillian. “Right now the stigma is being lifted. People with Down syndrome are going to finally have their chance to shine as an equal,” she said on a Facebook page she’s using to chronicle their journey. “It’s about time that we stop judging and start loving!!!” Selina Birk echoes that sentiment. Mom of Payton, who also has Down syndrome, she has gotten to know Jack and his parents and shares that common bond with four other families. “If you are going to have a child with special needs, this is the best place to be, really,” she said. “The support through infant development is phenomenal... and then just ironically, the six of us have gotten to know each other and with most of the babies being older, I can ask them questions. It’s a support group without even having to look for it.” Birk and her husband Jamie knew there was a chance Payton may be born with Down syndrome. She learned it to be true while in recovery after a c-section. “There was almost an eerie kind of quiet, before we went ‘oh, okay. What do we do now,’” remembered Birk. Payton had respiratory problems unrelated to the chromosomal abnormality and Down syndrome 2.83 became x5” “back of mind.”

Payton Birk, the daughter of Selina and Jamie Birk, was born with Down syndrome. November 1 to 7 is Down syndrome Submitted photo awareness week. Today, “everything seems great. Other than that extra chromosome, she is healthy as healthy can be,” said Birk. “We don’t really have any worries... We’re blessed, really. We’re so lucky.” Payton is a first child for the couple and Birk said, “We don’t know any different… For me, getting her immunized is no different than going to physio. I’ve never had another child I didn’t have to take to physio. It is what it is.” Birk said she has had to be an ad-

vocate for Payton when her daughter experienced the stigma attached to Down syndrome. “One of my biggest issues with other people is that just because she doesn’t have any of the health issues they say ‘well, she’s just like any other kid.’ Well, yes she is but — she does have Down syndrome. She is going to have some form of delay be it with her walking or her talking.” Diminishing the importance of Payton’s reality isn’t the answer to judging her for it, explained Birk.



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“I want people to know she is different. The differences are there. They just may not be as apparent at this particular moment but at some time in her life it will be obvious. It’s just part of who she is,” said Birk. Only 10 years ago, people with trisomy 21 were instituted. Aaron explained textbooks describe the potential problems that come with Down syndrome — if it’s left “untreated.” “Any kid that if you treated them like there was something wrong,

there would be a big difference,” agreed Jillian. Instead of “going by the book,” exploring online resources and parent blogs has been a great support. They find the community of Nelson great for inclusion and Aaron said that’s key in helping people with Down syndrome “reach their full potential.” “They have a large gift to give,” said Aaron. Some of the most touching moments the family has experienced come from the acceptance between siblings. “They know all about chromosomes,” said Aaron of their two older children. “Seeing the empathy and the love and the understanding is just beautiful.” There are some things Jillian and Aaron still don’t understand and struggle with when it comes to Jack’s health. But his development from baby to child has been positive. “Jack’s doing really well. He’s blowing all the doctors away,” said Jillian. “People with Down syndrome can do everything everyone else does.” Jack has another big surgery coming up on November 18. To help with the expenses of travel to Vancouver every two weeks for the next six months, medical supplies and to make up for lost wages, the family is raising funds. ‘This is Jack’ bracelet’s are for sale at Natural Choice Pharmacy Remedy’s RX on Nelson on Baker Street. Contact Jack and his family: at or by phone at 250-551-0509. Follow Jack’s story on Facebook at

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The Ski Town Throwdown shaped a Halloween nail biter in Nelson that wasn’t about the ghouls and goblins. Folks were on the edge of their seats as Whitewater and Revelstoke went head to head in the competition that saw the local hill eliminated in a match up that was too close to call until the end. Only 20 votes separated the two towns when voting closed at 11 p.m. on Thursday night. The final tally was 1,527 to 1,507. Rebeckah Hornung, sales and marketing director for Whitewater Ski Resort was exhausted Friday morning after the intense battle she described as “so much fun.” “Watching the votes climb together within 10 of each other all day and then in the last 15 minutes being tied, it was awesome,” she said. Of course, there are mixed emotions with the loss a bit of a heartbreaker for the hill who took top honours last year in the online voting contest organized by Powder Magazine that pits North American ski towns against each other. “It would have been awesome to win but we did have our moment to shine,” said Hornung. “It’s great to have another resort on the powder highway to have their moment... Revelstoke is a fantastic mountain. If we’re going to lose to someone, I don’t feel sad to lose to them.” The competition brought the community of Nelson together online as many were similarly glued to Facebook, refreshing to

see the neck-and-neck race. Encouraging their friends to vote and posting messages of community and ski-hill pride, the competition remained positive even after Revelstoke was named winner of the round. Dianna Ducs, Executive Director Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism posted “Heck of a race everyone! Thanks for supporting and

“Watching the votes climb together within 10 of each other all day and then in the last 15 minutes being tied, it was awesome.” Rebeckah Hornung voting.” And John Dooley, Nelson mayor posted “Good Luck Revelstoke.” Ducs was thrilled to see such a great community effort right up until the last seconds of the competition. She said everyone should “be proud of our efforts, our community.” “When we went into this competition Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism and Whitewater Ski Resort discussed openly the possible voter burn-out factor from last year

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While Alex Atamanenko has made the decision not to run for the NDP in the next federal election there are many NDP voters who have an even larger decision to make — who, if anyone to vote in favour of. With the NDP’s major shift to the centre or beyond on the political spectrum under Tom Mulcair’s “new labour” stylings, many on the ideological “left” are now without a political home. This shift can be seen in Mulcair and the NDP’s backing of the venal Conservative Canada-EU rights for corporations deal encompassed in the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), all the while rejecting the call from the International Monetary Fund Bank for the adoption of a more progressive tax code. It doesn’t get much plainer than this. In the past, most of those who voted on the “left” realized that forming government was out of the

question but were content knowing their viewpoint would be represented and act as a modifier on the more radical “right wing” ideologies and actions. There were even some victories when “leftist” platform planks were adopted by the “right” (lest the people vote “left”) and put into practice such as our national universal health care and unemployment programs to name but two. Without the “left” putting forth such ideas, they would never have come about. Now Parliament is composed of three major political parties, all centre to right of centre. The modifying effect of the “left” is now lost. Without a “left wing” the people have no recourse to vote for a political platform in opposition to “right wing” agendas which can now sweep Canada unopposed. The Greens are basically Conservatives with a pro environmental position. The Canadian Action Party, while a natural fit for many

on the “left” is a fringe group that runs few candidates. In general, a sad situation for Canada to be without any viable political voice for the working classes. Brad Fuller

Carbon tax called hypocritical The province has exempted greenhouse gas emissions used to process and export LNG, arguing that it will displace coal in China and other countries with a less emission-intensive fuel. I find it hypocritical that BC Liberals would keep the carbon tax on gas and other fuels as a revenue stream but at the same time exempt greenhouse gas emissions used to process and export LNG. Ian Weir

Votes should be part of public record That any elected official would oppose the public recording of how they vote leaves me stunned. There is no justifiable reason to deny the constituents knowledge of the votes and actions of the official that they elected. Who does Bob Wright think he is responsible to, whose interests does he represent? The idea that recording all votes individually would add significant time

and burden to meetings is horse puckey. I just did a quick read through of the last three meetings and there was a maximum of 18 votes in a single meeting. I mocked up a vote, polled and recorded nine trustees votes individually and it took just over 1 minute to do so. Adding 15 – 20 minutes per meeting is in no way justification for the perversion of transparent democracy. Kevin LePape

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Help the hospital, get a flu shot

got my influenza shot this week, paid for out of pocket since I don’t qualify for any of the higher-risk groups provided with free immunization. A reminder to take this simple health precaution came in October when a labour arbitrator ruled that it is a reasonable employment requirement for health care workers to either get the current immunization or mask up in patient care areas. Quiet advocacy by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall has paid off. Staff, doctors, outside contractors and visitors will have to put patients first. Health care unions pressed a grievance on behalf of members who insist they have a right to refuse immunization and increase exposure to patients. They have apparently run up the white flag. “We will be telling our members to comply with the new policy, or risk being fired,” said an overly dramatic Val Avery, president of the Health Sciences Association. HSA lawyers led the grievance, supported by the Hospital Employees’ Union and

the BC Nurses’ Union. Avery said the union will continue to urge its members to take advantage of onsite flu shot clinics. That’s right, like most provincial employees, they all get immunization that is not only free but administered at work. Kendall announced the regulation last year, after finding that 40 per cent of employees in long-term care were not getting the current influenza vaccine, and the rate of immunization was declining. Their objections make no sense. Aside from the self-serving “rights” argument, they complain that the annual flu vaccine isn’t effective enough. The formula is developed by international effort to track the dominant strains that emerge as winter rolls around the world. Kendall says a poor match results in about 40 per cent immunity, and a good match reaches 90 per cent. At the risk of stating the obvious, he notes that even 40 per cent is better than nothing. After two weeks of expert testimony, ar-

bitrator Robert Diebolt, a retired UBC law professor, wrote as follows: “It is indisputable that influenza can be a serious, even fatal, disease. Immunization also indisputably provides a measure of protection to health care workers and I have found that their immunization reduces influenza transmission to patients. “I have also concluded that there is a real and serious patient safety issue and the policy is a helpful program to reduce patient risk.” The BC Centre for Disease Control calculates that if all health care workers would get immunized, the risk to patients would be reduced nearly 50 per cent. The Ministry of Health warns: “you can spread influenza for 24 hours before you have any symptoms.” What would cause educated health care workers to defy common sense? A hint is provided by professional union promoter and publicist Bill Tieleman, who railed about the decision on his blog. This regulation is inspired by big bad US

health care corporations that would rather impose immunization than pay for sick days, Tieleman asserts. Ah, so an infected health care employee should wander the wards until symptoms emerge, and then go home for a few days of paid rest. What a perfectly stupid idea! Last week BCNU president Debra McPherson was warning about “chaos” at the new Surrey Memorial emergency ward, her latest in a career of media protests. The big new facility is already overflowing, and more beds and more staff are needed, stat! Perhaps if better preventive measures were taken by nurses, doctors and other staff, this chronic “chaos” would be reduced and these unions would have more credibility. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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Four month Fortis lock out continues

Workers reject offer

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For the second time in a month locked out International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 213 have rejected an offer by Fortis BC to end the four-month lockout that has members walking the picket lines in the West Kootenay and Okanagan. “FortisBC is disappointed with the choice not to endorse the tentative agreement,” said communications director Joyce Wagenaar. “It was recommended for ratification by the bargaining committee, however the membership did not accept it. Clearly there is a difference in perspective between the bargaining committee and the membership. This is something they need to be looking at.” Wagenaar said the latest offer of an 11.5 per cent wage increase over five years, an increase to a signing incentive, and other premiums, was above what was recommended by mediator Vince Ready in early October However, Rod Russell, business manager for IBEW Local 213, has a considerably different take on the results of the ratification vote. “The reason it was recommended was to give the

membership a chance to have their say in it,” he said. “Basically, they took Vince Ready’s recommendation, put a little bit more money in it, took away one concession and the membership voted it down by almost the same margin. I think that should be telling them something.” The latest offer was rejected by a 59 per cent to 41 per cent margin by employees working in generation, transmission, and distribution operations from Creston through to Princeton in the Southern Interior of the province. After 18 weeks without pay cheques Russell says the membership are showing the strain of being locked out. “We’re in a tough spot, no doubt about it,” he said. “Being the business manager, I’ve had it pretty easy compared to the guys on the line. I can’t imagine how they’re getting by without a wage to live on. I can’t think what the relationship is going to be like between the members and the management once this is settled. My guys have been living on nothing and they [management] have been making more money than ever working overtime.”

Dry, dry days of October

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Drizzly days of November are following the fourth driest October on record, says Ron Lakeman of the Southeast Fire Centre. “[We had] one of the driest Octobers as an upper ridge of high pressure dominated the weather pattern this month,” he said. The monthly total amount of precipitation was only 7.4 millimetres of rain. The only disturbances to produce rainfall in excess of 1 mm were a weak Pacific disturbance which provided a brief band

of thundershowers during the afternoon of the 7th and an equally “moisture-starved disturbance” which provided 2.6 millimetres during the night of the 26th, explained Lakeman. No snowfall was recorded. Other notably dry Octobers were 2002, 1974 and 1987 with 2.2, 3.8 and 5.0 millimetres of precipitation respectively. A record amount of rainfall for October was set in 1967 when 127 millimetres fell. The mean monthly temperature

was close to normal, 0.4 of a degree cooler than the normal average during October. “High pressure and the resulting sunshine allowed for the warmest temperature of the month (20.7 degrees) during the afternoon of 6th,” said Lakeman. “The coolest temperature was -4.6 degrees during the morning of the 30th.” A record high for October was 27.2 degrees in 1980 and a record low for the month was set at -11.3 degrees in 2002. No records were broken this October.

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The Nelson Star is pleased to continue this monthly column to recognize the many volunteers in our community who go above and beyond to help others. The individuals we profile are selected by a committee outside the newspaper based on set criteria. For example, the person must be volunteering over the long term, and mustn’t be paid for the work. If you’d like to nominate somebody for consideration by the Above and Beyond committee email their name and why they deserve recognition to:

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Tutor feels reward of helping KIRSTEN HILDEBRAND Nelson Star Reporter

For volunteer tutor Sylvia Reimer, seeing her student gain language skills, independence and confidence has been a gift. “People often think it’s the student who gets the reward but I think I get the better end of the deal,” she said. “I’ve been able to see the change every step of the way. What I have to offer rewards [the student]. It’s a gift to see it happen.” Reimer has been a volunteer with Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy for four years coming to them with a science background, something that was needed to help a student upgrading in biology. A graduate of the University of Guelph with education in botany, chemistry and biology, Reimer came to Nelson with her partner in 1995 and started working at the hospital in the finance department. Five years later, the now 54-year-old was struck with a chronic illness that still keeps her from working today despite being much stronger than she once was. It was difficult for Reimer to be out of the workforce and volunteering allowed her to use her mind as a way of connecting and giving back. “Even if you aren’t able to work, there is still a desire to be part of the community at large,” she said. “My brain still works… I wanted to impart my knowledge to people. This makes me feel I still have something to offer. And I see it being passed on to her kids, the community and the other people in her life.” Reimer was matched with a student interested in science but with English being her second language, Latin terms were an extra struggle. Together the duo tackled a nutrition course, English, chemistry and have moved onto physics. In the early days a lot of the tutoring happened with the student’s

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Reimer loves to cook and sing. She’s also involved in the Amy Ferguson Institute and has “always been happy to give my time for things she enjoys,” she said adding she’s pleased to be involved with CBAL, which gives people a safe place to go when they need help learning. “It’s not about the tutor — it’s all about the student,” Reimer said when asked if she felt she goes above and beyond. “It can be hard to come forward so I am happy to have time for her.”

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Nelson-based CBC Radio reporter Bob Keating has won his second straight Jack Webster award for best radio news reporting of the year. Keating was honoured last week at a ceremony in Vancouver for his coverage of the July 2012 landslide at Johnsons Landing that claimed four lives. He was the first reporter on the scene, flying in by helicopter for the first two days. “The CBC felt — and they were dead right — that it would take too long to drive and I would be limited in my access,” Keating said. “The reason this story sounded good is the fact I got there early. It was so fresh in the minds of people there. I spoke to people immediately and you could hear the drama and sadness and worry in their voices. That’s what made it so effective.” Keating ended up spending a week in Johnsons Landing. He returned two months later, a year later, and when the government decided not to buy out affected property owners. His coverage began with the spot news story and finished with a documentary. In his acceptance speech, Keating thanked the people of Johnsons Landing, “whom I grew to like and admire very much,” but dedicated the award to his family, whose homes and businesses

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were ruined during flooding at High River, Alta., and in particular to his mother, who died last month. Keating, who covers the Kootenays for CBC, won the same award last year for his coverage of the Kienan Hebert kidnapping in Sparwood. The previous year he was recognized for best legal reporting for his story about Mikael Arrak, whom a judge banished from Nelson for criminal harassment. Also nominated in Keating’s category were Marcella Bernardo of CKNW News Talk 980 and a team from CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition. The Jack Webster awards, named for the late radio and TV talk show host, recognize the best in reporting by BC print, radio, TV and online journalists.


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Dollars and Sense

Finding support for families

The Dollars and Sense Day special event for families on November 8 will showcase many organizations and agencies that have something to offer families to help them live a full, rich life while easing the financial squeeze they face. There is a wide range of supports that families are entitled to, but it can be challenging to find out about all of them. “Our idea is to bring as much information as possible together on one day, under one roof, to make it easy for families to access — everything from subsidies, to employment and training opportunities, to free children’s programs and services, tax benefits, free government money for their child’s education, or just how to eat well with less money,” said Penny Tees, the Slocan Valley early childhood coordinator who is co-hosting the event. Parents will be able to browse the displays, chat with staff from various organizations, get support to fill out subsidy forms, and take home resources. There will be stories, some simple art and playdough activities for the children, and a free, nutritious lunch will be provided — even some great door prizes. Funding for this free special event was part of the first round of granting provided by the Slocan Valley Legacy Fund. It aligns nicely with Financial Literacy Month in Canada, said co-host Alison Salo, the Slocan Valley CBAL coordinator. “We know families face the pressures of high housing and childcare costs, student loans, limited employment, and the general expenses of raising a family, so we are taking a very broad view that includes all aspects of making ends meet, while still enriching your family’s life. Understanding how to use the resources available to you is financial literacy.” A showcase like this has never happened in the Slocan Valley, so it will be a new opportunity for families. Dollars and Sense Day runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Passmore Hall on Friday, November 8. All families are welcome. For more information, contact Penny at 250226-7605 or Alison 250-359-6887.

More funds needed Parents, students and staff of The Whole School are working to reach their upcoming “Build a Legacy” fundraising goal. To date more than $27,000 has been raised toward the down payment needed to buy the school building. More than $16,000 of these funds represent the efforts of parents through garage sales, bake sales and charitable community donations. The remaining amount represents the community response from last spring’s Area H – CBT Community Initiatives meeting and a significant contribution from the RDCK Community Development Fund. The group is committed to achieving the goal of $55,000 by next

spring. To this end, they are asking the community for its continued support of upcoming events. Everyone at the school is getting excited for the annual Blue Moon Coffee House being held Saturday, December 14 at the Passmore Hall. Come for a dinner, decadent treats and great evening of music while you find those unique gifts amongst the beautiful holiday silent auction items.   The group experienced a successful 15th annual turkey fundraiser in the fall, but there are still nine turkeys looking for good homes. If interested, call the school at 250-226-7737 and ask for Jane).  For more information or call 250-226-7737.

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Alec Wilkinson of the Nelson Leafs puts the puck past Osoyoos goalie Lawrence Langan to give the locals a 2-0 lead in the second period. The Leafs scored often on Saturday night, downing the visiting Coyotes 7-0. Kirsten Hildebrand photo

Undefeated streak hits 17 after a pair of weekend wins

Leafs blow out Coyotes 7-0

Kirsten Hildebrand

Nelson Star Reporter

The Nelson Leafs scored first and never looked back as they shut out the Osoyoos Coyotes 7-0 Saturday night at the NDCC. Travis Wellman led the way with two goals and an assist and five other Leaf players chipped in with two-points each. Tyler Garcia opened it up for the Leafs midway through the first off a pass from Patrick Croome. Alec Wilkinson scored with help from Wellman and Dunlap with 12:42 left in the second. Wellman made it 3-0 on a breakaway. The Coyotes thought they’d made it 3-1 late in the second but the puck went in after the whistle. Osoyoos struggled on the power play failing to capitalize on seven chances while the Leafs went two for five with the man advantage. Wellman dampened the Coyote’s hopes of a comeback when he scored on the power play six seconds into the third period. Darnel St. Pierre put it away with the man advantage near the midway mark with Blair Andrews and Brandon Sookro assisting. With 7:43 left in the third, Cole Arcuri made it 6-0 on the pass from Robson

Cramer. Dunlap got the Leafs seventh goal less than a minute later with Garcia and St. Pierre assisting. Brad Rebagliati earned the shutout for the Leafs, stopping all 30 shots he faced. “We were focused and ready right from the drop of the puck. We didn’t give them an opportunity to get into the game,” said Leafs coach Frank Maida. It was the second win in as many nights for the locals, who defeated the Spokane Braves 2-1 in overtime in Spokane on Friday. These were the first two games for the Leafs since losing top scorer Jamie Vlanich to the BCHL’s Langley Rivermen. Maida said his squad would have to step things up now that Vlanich was gone, and it appears the players listened. “I think the whole team stepped up and played a solid five out of six periods,” said Maida. He felt the first period of Friday’s Spokane contest could have gone a little smoother. “I think we needed to find ourselves and our legs and started a little slow. But in the second period we came out and took over the play.” It was a tight game in Spokane with the

Leafs Carson Willans scoring the winning goal in overtime. The Braves Tanner Stolz scored the only goal for his team late in the first period. It wasn’t until late in the second that the Leafs tied it up despite many shots on goal. St. Pierre finally found the back of the net with help from Arcuri and Andrews just over four minutes left in the period. The Leafs kept up pressure in the third again outshooting the Braves but the score remained tied at the end of regulation play. Linden Horswill and St. Pierre fed Willans the puck with just under four minutes left in overtime to make the final 2-1 for the Leafs. The pair of wins increases the local club’s unbeaten in regulation streak to 17 games. Despite the streak, Maida said its time to get back to work. “It’s about paying attention to details each week and I think we’re becoming a better and better team each time.” The Leafs have a busy long weekend ahead with three games — two at home and one on the road. They play Princeton Posse at the NDCC on Friday and Spokane on Saturday. On Sunday they travel to Creston take on the Thunder Cats. —With files from Kevin Mills


HOME FRI. NOV. 8th 7:00 PM vs. Princeton Posse

HOME SAT. NOV. 9th 7:00 PM vs. Spokane Braves

Eddie Mountain Division TEAM GP W Creston Valley 17 11 Fernie 16 9 Kimberley 18 9 Columbia Valley 20 6 Golden 19 6

L T OTL P 6 0 0 22 6 0 1 19 8 1 0 19 9 3 2 17 11 0 2 14

Okanagan/Shuswap Conference Doug Birks Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Kamloops 18 13 5 0 0 26 100 Mile House 20 9 8 0 3 21 Chase 18 9 7 0 2 20 Sicamous 19 8 9 0 2 18 Revelstoke 19 6 11 0 2 14 Okanagan Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Kelowna 19 14 4 0 1 29 Osoyoos 19 11 8 0 0 22 N. Okanagan 18 8 9 0 1 17 Summerland 18 7 10 0 1 15 Princeton 17 6 10 0 1 13

Leaf Stats PLAYER Jamie Vlanich Travis Wellman Alec Wilkinson Darnel St. Pierre Aaron Dunlap Brandon Sookro Carson Willans Cole Arcuri Tyler Garcia Linden Horswill Robson Cramer J.J. Beitel Nolan Percival Matthew Naka Blair Andrews

GP 15 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 10 16 10 16 10 16

G 12 25 6 5 8 6 4 2 5 3 1 0 2 2 1

GOALTENDERS Tyler Moffatt Adam Maida Brad Rebagliati

GP 11 4 3

W-L-T AVG SV% 10-1-0 2.13 .921 2-0-1 2.84 .889 3-0-0 1.67 .940

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Community Events All seniors welcome to the monthly meeting of the Senior Citizens’ Association Branch No. 51, located at 717 Vernon Street. Meeting commences at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 6. Tea and goodies will be served after the meeting. Some of the activities enjoyed at the centre include bridge, crib, whist, dominos, chess and snooker. For further information, call 250-352-7078 weekday afternoons. Wild and Wacky Wednesdays — The Nelson Library’s teen afterschool program — offers a zine making workship on Wednesday, November 6 hosted by zine expert Laurryn. Zines, or homemade magazines, are a labour of love, all about self expression. The event goes from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for ages 12 and up. Prizes, snacks, Free. Bring a friend and get creative. For more info contact Joanne at 250-505-5683 or jharris@ Selkirk College is hosting an open house for prospective students at its Castlegar Campus on November 6 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. There will be school tours, refreshments and prizes up for grabs. Dollars & Sense Day — a free showcase event in the Slocan Valley to help families live well and access services, subsidies, programs, and grants to help make ends meet — on Friday, November 8 at Passmore Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Browse displays and chat with numerous organizations to learn what you might be missing out on! Lunch provided and great door prizes. The first annual Kootenay Lake Summit will take place in Balfour on November 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will encourage a broader and deeper understanding of the lake’s ecosystem and build a cooperative relationship among Kootenay Lake Communities. To register, please call 250-777-2955 or online friendsofkootenaylake. ca under “events” tab. The annual Christmas Bazaar

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Tell us about your upcoming event, email: at the Nelson United Church (602 Silica Street) is Saturday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check out the bake shop, crafts, mystery gifts and more. Coffee and muffins will be sold until noon and from 12:30 to close High Tea will be available. Everyone welcome! Nelson Eagle Ladies Auxiliary hosts a borscht luncheon on Saturday, November 9 from 11 to 2 p.m. at the Eagles Hall (641 Baker Street). The meal includes borscht, bread, apple pie with ice cream, and tea or coffee for $8. Proceeds go to the Nelson and District Women’s Centre. Kutenai Art Therapy Institute is hosting a poster/banner making event on Saturday, November 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. to create placards for the Take Back the Night March (held on Thursday, November 14). Take Back the Night is an internationally held march and rally intended as a protest and direct action against violence against women. All are welcome to attend. Water Users’ Forum to be held November 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Nelson United Church. This community event is to build community awareness about the recent upsurge in logging practices in watersheds. Speakers include Martin Carver, Greg Utzig, Ramona Faust, Duhamel Creek, Laird Creek and Perry Ridge water users. Admission by donation ($10+ suggested). The Nelson Chapter of the Council of Canadians will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, November 16 at 10:30 a.m. in the basement of the Labour Exchange building at 101 Baker Street (next to the Best Western). All interested parties are welcome. Contact 250-3525274 for further information. Nelson Grans to Grans hosts its African Feast on Sunday, November 17 at Nelson United Church (602 Silica Street). Doors open at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. The evening includes a silent auction, craft table and entertainment. Tickets are $15 to $20, sliding scale, for adults and $10 for children

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under 12, available at Cotton Creek Clothing (488 Baker Street). Proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Jumbo Citizen’s Democracy Camp presents a special “camp dinner” on Friday, November 22. Enjoy some delicious campstyle food, and hear camp participants’ stories from the camp. There will also be campfire Jumbo songs and an open mic. Everyone’s invited. It’s at 6:30 p.m. at the Nelson Seniors’ Centre (719 Vernon Street). Donations will be accepted for the ongoing campaign to Keep Jumbo Wild. The Nelson Music Festival Association is holding its AGM on Friday, November 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Nelson District Credit Union boardroom off the parking lot. Interested persons welcome. Fundraisers The Nelson branch of the BC SPCA hosts its fifth annual “Spayghetti and No Balls” gala fundraising dinner on Saturday, November 9 at Mary Hall on the Tenth Street Campus of Selkirk College. Enjoy a gourmet three course vegetarian feast, live performances from music students at Selkirk College and other entertainment. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 each (including a $25 taxdeductible receipt) and can be purchased at Scotiabank, Selkirk Veterinary Hospital, or the Nelson Adoption Centre (520-C Falls Street). The Grizzlies are holding a rugby fundraising banquet at Eagles Hall on November 16. Doors open at 6 p.m. Alligator Pie will cater and Val Kilmer and the New Coke will get people dancing. Their silent auction aims to help kids get out on the field. Tickets for the banquet are available at The Dock, Finley’s, The New Grand and by phone at 250-551-3792. Workshops Nelson and District Hospice Society’s six week grief support series begins Thursday, November 7. Hosted by trained facilitators, this group offers a safe space for sharing, receiving

support, and learning about resources within our community that can help participants work through their grief. Sessions may include work with outside facilitators on specific topics such as journaling, art therapy, self-care or counselling options. This series is offered for free but registration is required. For information call Jane at 250-352-2337 and email jane@ Ellison’s Market free weekly Workshops on Saturday, November 9 from 10 to 11 a.m. is “Green Smoothie Revolution.” Learn how to live on a raw diet and gain some indispensable info on the omega 3/6 ratio for health and wellness. Are you on a waiting list to see a specialist? Do you need to consult with a physician out of town? Are you without a family physician? Community First Health Coop Education lunch session on Wednesday, November 13 will feature Vince Zenrosa, currently working with Dr. Joel Kailia, presenting on “Telemedicine — bridging the gap between patients and doctors.” This free, interactive session will show how it works and how patients can access it. Vince is a doctor from Manila working on being certified in family practice in BC. Bring your lunch and join us at 518 Lake Street in the Resource Room. Announcement Stepping Stones for Success, the Nelson-based homeless shelter servicing the West Kootenay area, is holding a blanket drive. Between now and November 30, the shelter is requesting donations of sleeping bags, blankets, tents, winter coats, boots, toques, gloves and towels. Donations can be dropped off at 7–567 Ward Street. The Craft connection/Gallery 378 is looking for new and exciting work to sell over the Christmas season and beyond. Pick up a jury form on our website,, or from the store. We are looking especially for blown glass vases and cups/goblets, slippers, clothing and lower priced jewellery.

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The Nelson premiere of Teton Gravity Research’s 2013 ski film, Way Of Life, is Wednesday, November 6 at Spiritbar. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 is advance, available at Roam, Village Ski Hut or This week at the Nelson Civic Theatre: Thursday, November 7, 7:30 p.m., catch Spectacular Now (14A), the story of a funloving, live-for-the-moment high school senior whose lifestyle is turned around by a girl who sees things quite differently. Friday, November 8 at 7 p.m., AFKO and Vision Quest join the Civic to present the film Louis Cyr (rated G; French with English subtitles), about a famous French Canadian strongman. It’s a classic Civic weekend with two warthemed award-winners: The 1957 WWII classic The Bridge On the River Kwai (PG) shows Saturday, November 9 at 7 p.m. and as the matinee on Sunday, November 10 at 1 p.m. Then, we turn to 1945 Turkey with the 1961 film The Guns of Navarone showing Sunday, November 10 and Tuesday, November 12 at 7 p.m. For details see The Japan Foundation presents a free doublefeature of Japanese films at the Nelson Civic Theatre on Wednesday, November 6. The first film, at 6 p.m., is Brave Story, about a boy searching for the Tower of Fortune in hopes of having a wish granted. The second film, at 8:05 p.m., is Always: Sunset on Third Street, about two teenagers from working-class, rural households that move to Tokyo to find work and try to better themselves. Banff Mountain Film Festival makes its annual World Tour stop in Nelson from November 21 to 23, screening this year’s selection of outdoor adventure films beginning at 7 p.m. nightly at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $16 per night or $39 for a festival pass, available at Snowpack or the Capitol Theatre box office.


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The Capital Kids presentation series begins with Dufflebag Theatre’s production of Robin Hood on Sunday, November 24 at 2 p.m. In their refreshing adaptation of this classic fairy tale, audience members are invited into the show to play the main parts. This unpredictable performance is a hilarious experience for all ages. Tickets are $12.50 or buy a pass to see all four shows in the kids series for $40. For details see capitoltheatre. Elephant Mountain Music Theatre presents the music of Giacomo Puccini’s La Boheme (concert style) on Wednesday, November 27 at 8 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. The performance will feature well-known local artists Julie Johnson Murray, Christina Nolan, Kevin Armstrong, Josh Murray and Michael Calledine with guests singers Yves Thibault from Montreal and Andrey Andreychik from Vancouver. Tickets are $20 for adults or $15 for students.

Visual Arts

The second annual Pre-Christmas Art Show and Sale at the Old Church Hall (602 Kootenay Street) on Saturday, November 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Door Prizes. Tea and cookies. Participating artists include Graham Hurst, Karen Guilbault, Keira Zaslove, Marilyn McCombe, Sue Parr, Linda Kope, Ryan Kissinger, Helen Kissinger, Kimberley Hyatt, Fiona Brown. Currently showing at Touchstones Nelson in the main gallery is Underwritten, a textilebased exhibit by Nelson artist and writer Susan Andrews Grace. The Gallery B exhibit is Nelson At War, offering a glimpse into Nelson’s involvement in World Wars I and II, as well as the Boer War. Touchstones, located at 502 Vernon Street, is open Wednesday to Sunday.

Literature Theatre

The Capitol Theatre Season Series presents ArtsClub Theatre’s Boeing-Boeing: A MileHigh Comedy on Saturday, November 9 at 8 p.m. Written in 1960, by French playwright Marc Camoletti, Boeing-Boeing is about a man secretly juggling relationships with three airline stewardesses who suddenly all show up in town simultaneously. Tickets are $35 for adults, or $28 for student. Vancouver’s Theatre for Living presents Corporations in our Heads on Friday, November 15 at 7 p.m. above the Legion (402 Victoria Street, second floor). This interactive event investigates how corporate messages have planted themselves in our collective psyche, and how we can use theatre to remove them. Admission is $5 to $20, sliding scale.

Oxygen Art Gallery hosts a double book launch celebrating Nelson’s Ernest Hekkanen new novel Heretic Hill and Argenta’s Ellen Burt new memoir/nature essays collection When the Path is Not a Straight Line. This free event is Friday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m. at 320 Vernon Street (alley entrance).


The Nelson Star presents Reach Your Peak a motivational evening featuring a talk by Isabel Suppé, author of the book Starry Night about her experience falling 1,000 feet while rock climbing in Bolivia and surviving, despite her injuries, for two days before being rescued. The event is Thursday, November 7 at the Prestige from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $30 and include appetizers and a drink ticket. Buy tickets at the Nelson Star, Cotton Creek Clothing or the Whitewater office.

The L.V. Rogers Grad Class of 2014 is organizing the third annual Nelson’s Best Singer Contest. The event will be held Friday, November 15 in the LVR Gym. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available at Maglio’s Building Center and Bent Over Leather in Nelson. Tickets will also be sold at the door. If you would like to enter as a contestant please go to

Yan Zombie Presents: Vancouver DJ Cure on Thursday, November 14 at Spiritbar. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cover is $5. Recently establishing himself as one of Vancouver’s top dancehall selectors, DJ Dubconscious returns to the Spiritbar on Friday, November 15. Don’t miss this full night of reggae and dancehall vibes. Cover is $10 at the door BCSPCA & Scotiabank present:


Toronto folk band The Strumbellas play Spiritbar on Wednesday, November 6. This is an after party for the ski film Way of Life screening earlier in the evening. (See previous listing under ‘Film’) The duo Clinton +1 (saxophonist Clinton Swanson and acoustic bassist Rob Fahie) will perform on Thursday, November 7 at St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral (701 Ward Street) at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults or $5 for students. Proceeds go to The Food Pantry. Edmonton rock band Switches play a live-toair concert in the basement of the Kootenay Co-op Radio with Nelson’s own Numbers on Thursday, November 7. Doors open at 7:45 p.m. Cover is $10.



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Singer-songwriter Matt Mays plays a special solo, acoustic show at Spirtbar on Friday, November 8 with Adam Baldwin opening the show. Doors open at 7 p.m. for this early show. Tickets are $20 at the Hume Hotel and at Shred Kelly plays a late show at Spiritbar following Matt Mays on Friday, November 8. Doors open at 11:30 p.m. and the show starts at midnight. Tickets are $10 at the door. On Saturday November 9, Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions presents Brian Kalbfleisch on vocals, ukulele & piano followed by Clayton Middleton & Colin Weeks on guitars and vocals. Desert Dwellers and Kaminanda play Spiritbar on Saturday, November 9. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20 in advance at the Hume Hotel, or $20 at the door. Juno nominees Hollerado play Spiritbar on Sunday, November 10 with Pup. Tickets are $10, available in advance at the Hume Hotel or at ticket by searching “Hume Hotel.” Vancouver rapper Josh Martinez will be the special guest for Top Spin Thursday at Spiritbar on Thursday, November 7. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. for ping pong competitions and the show starts around 10:30 p.m. Cover is $5 at the door.

SPAy-ghetti And no BAllS gala benefit for the nelson Branch spay/neuter programs Sat nov 9 Mary hall, Selkirk College tickets $50.00/$25 tax deductible tix at Scotiabank, Selkirk Vet, SPCA 520C Falls Street

The Nelson Overture Concert Series continues with Borealis String Quartet on Sunday, November 17 at the Capitol Theatre. One of the most dynamic world-class ensembles of its generation, Borealis has received international critical acclaim as an ensemble praised for its fiery performances, passionate style, and refined, musical interpretation. Tickets are $24 for adults or $14 for students. The show starts at 2 p.m. Selkirk Pro-Musica presents Melody Diachun on Monday, November 18 at Shambhala Hall (Tenth Street Campus, Selkirk College Nelson) Doors open at 7 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, available at Otter Books and at the door. Vancouver indie artist Bocephus King plays Vallican Whole (3762 Little Slocan Road) on Friday, November 22. Tickets are $10 in advance at or $12 at the door.


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Finley’s Irish Pub hosts a rock ‘n’ roll jam night Tuesdays from 8 p.m. to midnight. Come play live music with Estavan and Malik. Finley’s Irish Pub hosts Karaoke on Wednesday and Sunday nights from 9 p.m. to close. Spiritbar hosts Top Spin Thursdays, a free weekly ping pong tournament with prizes each week. Doors open at 8 p.m. for registration and the tournaments begin at 8:30 p.m. sharp. All skill levels welcome. For more details see

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Vancouver Whitecaps player Jordan Harvey signs autographs for some excited soccer fans from the Kooteney Academy during a weekend coach/player development session in Vancouver. Submitted photo 7/19/13

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Close to 100 Kootenay Academy soccer players, ranging from U-10 to U-18 boys and girls, along with their coaches attended a weekend coach/player development session in Vancouver at the end of October. The trip was coupled with the Okanagan academy and included players from Nelson, Castlegar, Greenwood, Trail, Fernie, Kimberly, Cranbrook and Invermere. The adventure began on Saturday (October 25) morning as the group left from Nelson on busses at 7 a.m. Arriving in Vancouver midafternoon, the group had two development sessions with the Vancouver pre-residency and academy head coaching staff. Sunday there was a classroom session in the morning educating the players about the “Whitecaps Way.” Then there was an onfield session in the morning and a trip to

the BC Place Stadium in the afternoon to cheer on the Vancouver Whitecaps. All of the players were pitch side for the warm up and had the

“I was brimming with pride the whole weekend to see 96 of the players giving it their all.” Brett Adams chance to get autographs and pictures with the players. The game was a thrilling spectacle and with a 3-0 home win the players went to bed that night happy indeed.

Monday morning was a chance for the players to take part in a mini-tournament with their age group. This is where the children had a chance to express themselves in a game situation. Then the players jumped back on the bus and made their way back to Nelson. “The weekend was an unbelievable experience for all involved, not just for the players but the staff and parents. The attitude of the players and the way they conducted themselves is a credit to their families and the Kootenay community,” said Brett Adams, Kootenay regional head coach. “I was brimming with pride the whole weekend to see 96 of the players giving it their all. I would like to thank everyone involved for making this happen, a lot of hard work goes into these events and the staff, chaperones, parents, players all made this possible. We are already excited to plan the next event.”


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Marie Maloff, born July 7, 1924 passed away on September 7, 2013 at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. She was blessed with 89 years. Marie is survived by her children Fred (Lorraine), grandchildren Shellie (Barry), Janet (Jason); Sid; Ray (Lynn) grandchildren Bryon, Amanda; daughter-in-law Katie, grandchildren Tammy, Camille. She was predeceased by her parents; husband Fred, 1995; step sister Ann Davidoff, 2004; and eldest son John, 2005. Marie was born to John and Martha Perepolkin (nee Kanigan) at home in Ootishenia, B.C. As a child she grew up in the Ootishenia and Thrums area. In 1944, she married Fred Maloff of Krestova. They lived and raised their boys in the Krestova/Crescent Valley area for most of the time. After the passing of her husband, Marie continued to live in their family home until her health started failing. She moved to Mountain Lakes Assisted Living in Nelson. Marie enjoyed her last five years living comfortably in a new facility with new and old friends. Mountain Lakes felt like home to Marie. Our heartfelt appreciation and thanks goes to the nurses and staff and all who cared for Marie there. Thank you as well, for organizing the memorial service; it was healing for our family. We also appreciate her friends that looked out for her; Marie spoke highly of all of you. A special thanks to Marie’s dear friend, Nellie Popoff, your support has been a blessing. You are ALL so special and your many acts of kindness will not be forgotten. We will miss you too!

Sheila died suddenly at her home in Kamloops at the age of 69. She will be remembered as a kind, caring and generous person who endeavored to do something nice for someone every day. Sheila was a special family member, friend and neighbor. Sheila was born in Nelson, B.C., the second eldest child of Fred and Josephine Fransen. After graduating from high school, she attended business college, then briefly worked as a secretary in Calgary. Desiring a more challenging career, she trained at Riverview Hospital to be a psychiatric nurse. She worked at the Tranquille Mental Health Institution until its closure in 1985. Continuously upgrading her qualifications, she obtained her Registered Nurse’s diploma, then eventually her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Her training led her to work as a nurse at hospitals in Kamloops and Victoria, and as a counselor for the Ministry of Children and Families in 100 Mile House. After her retirement, she returned to her small acreage in Kamloops. She was an avid gardener and a wonderful cook. Music brought her great joy, and she learned to play the piano by ear. Her passion for learning encompassed a multitude of topics from astronomy and bird watching to short story writing. She also enjoyed volunteering for the Kamloops Heritage Steam Train as a tour guide and One-to-One Reading Program at Arthur Stevenson Elementary School. Sheila is survived by her brother Thor (Judy) Fransen of Beasley, B.C., her sisters Judy (Jack) Cross of Cranbrook, Freda Fransen-Burt of Surrey, and Linnea (Craig) Robinson of Delta, many nieces and nephews, as well as special friends and neighbors. Sheila requested that there be no funeral.

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Thank you from Marie’s family for medical support provided in Nelson by: Dr. Kailia, Sharon & staff of Community First Medical Clinic; Andrew, Jen & staff of People’s Pharmacy; Dr. Malpass, Dr. Tuvel & Stacy from the Heart Function Clinic; Heather & the Home Care Support Staff; the doctors, nurses and staff of Kootenay Lake Hospital and especially the emergency department that gave her critical care through the years. In Trail, thank you to Dr. Zang, Brit, & Cindy of the Kidney Care Clinic; and finally, the doctors & nurses at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. We are so grateful to everyone for your care and attention to Marie and your help in guiding us along the way. Dear relatives, friends, the communities of Crescent Valley and Krestova and all those that attended and helped with the funeral; we thank you. A special thanks to Harry Zeabin, Leonard Balchewski and those who assisted at the cemetery, the singers, and the cooks and servers. Everyone’s kindness is cherished and we are blessed to have your support. With much gratitude and appreciation, Lorraine & Fred, Sid and Ray Maloff

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Automotive Service Technician Are you thinking about taking your automotive career to the next level? If you are, then you’ll appreciate working with us. Castlegar Toyota requires an experienced licensed technician to service all makes and models in our modern and fully equipped facility. Our dealership is focused on hiring and retaining the best. As such, we offer market-leading pay and benefits, paid training opportunities, a supportive team and the opportunity to advance. When it comes to service, our priority is making sure our customers are pleased, and we understand the importance of quality technicians in meeting that goal. Come join us. Please send your resume and cover letter to: Daryl Zibin 1530 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 1H9 Fax: (250) 365-2752 Email:

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Unique Employment Opportunity Glacier Honda is a fully developed shop with advanced technology and the latest equipment, including alignment. Our shop is fast paced with emphasis on quality and customer satisfaction. For this Technician employment position, we are willing to train the right person in our Apprenticeship Program. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone from the automotive repair industry. Employment is full time with benefits, wages are negotiable depending on experience. Please send resume to above address or email:, attention Al Sanders.

Trades, Technical FORESTRY TECHNICIANS, Layout Engineers and Timber Cruisers from $4000$7000/month plus bonus. Live Crown Forestry Ltd. is an established and growing forestry resource management consulting firm in Prince George providing multiphase timber development services since 1995. Send Cover Letter and Resume to Brian Telford: FRONTLINE is seeking certified electricians and millwrights with industrial experience for work in BC/Alberta. FEC offers competitive wages and benefits package. Forward resumes to: frontlinehuman HEAVY DUTY Journeymen Mechanics required, camp position. Send resume to: or fax (780) 986-7051.

JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $32/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: Fax 403-854-2845; Email: WESTCAN - Interested in being our next ice road trucker? Haul liquid, dry bulk or freight to the diamond mines on the winter road (ice road) from mid-January to mid-April. Not Interested in driving on the ice? Drive resupply from southern locations in Alberta to Yellowknife, NT. Apply online at: or Phone: 1.888.WBT.HIRE (1.888.928.4473) for further details.

Kalawsky Collision Centre has an immediate opening for an experienced Estimator/Assistant Manager.

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Garage Sales Moving Sale! #23 - 1220 Mill St, Sat Nov. 9th 8am -1 pm Everything Must Go! antiques, furniture, collectable’s, cookware, Xmas decorations, tools, winter jackets, and framed pictures.

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Bake sale for breast cancer Hita Manhas and Max Moyle were just two of dozens of Trafalgar Middle School students who took part in a bake sale at Safeway last Wednesday. The sale was put on by the Trafalgar leadership group and all funds went toward supporting Breast Cancer research. The students managed to raise nearly $200. Kevin Mills photo

Pilots’ association honoured

The Nelson Pilots’ Association is among the winners announced by the British Columbia Aviation Council (BCAC). The 2013 Aviation Awards were presented at the October 30 Silver Wings Awards gala along with $10,000 in scholarships to deserving

students in the fields of flying, engineering and aviation management in programs from all over British Columbia. The Nelson Pilots’ Association which last year celebrated 100 years of flight in Nelson, and was also the location of the BCAC’s first annual

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Volunteer judges needed for upcoming event

Debate teams solid at opening tourney Nelson Star staff

Debaters from L.V. Rogers secondary are preparing for next month’s challenge. Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers secondary debate team had a solid showing at their first tournament of the year at J.L. Crowe secondary. The three junior and senior teams debated well with all debaters improving on personal scores over the three debates. Congratulations go to Tia Huttemann for her third place finish in the senior category. The three junior teams were also extremely impressive in their debuts! The team will be hosting its 3rd annual winter debate tournament on Saturday, December 7 and is looking for judges. The debate format is impromptu (students get their topic one hour before the first debate) and the emphasis is on selling the sizzle and a convincing performance, and less on the research (because there isn’t any time to research). Students tend to enjoy the format. Debate judging is a lot of fun and requires no experience. A judges meeting/workshop will be held at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event. Snacks, coffee, lunch, and the promise of a great time will also be provided. Anyone able to help out either for the full day (until about 2 p.m.) or for half a day (morning or afternoon) please contact the school as soon as possible. Three judges per debate are needed. Community members interested in volunteering as judges or moderators are asked to contact Jeff Yasinchuk at

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Talk About Our Commitment to Our Community SAlT Blendz Nelson Save On Foods has given Salt Blendz tremendous support in getting our Natural Sea Salt Seasonings launched. During the last 6 months we have had our products on the shelves not only in Nelson but throughout the Overwaitea Food Group in over 10 other locations. As a local small scale food processor, it is very beneficial having the support of such a community minded store and company, to assist local producers grow their business and attain their dreams. The amazing local and Natural section at their store is a fantastic way for us to showcase our products, making it easier for customers to shop and support local, and to create a sustainable environment for all.

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The management and staff of Save-On Foods in Nelson have been instrumental in helping my business grow. Along with being friendly and supportive, they have provided invaluable business advice. As a supplier and a customer, I truly appreciate that Save-On Foods makes “buying local” a priority in their store. - Rob Fahie, Owner, Little Miss Gelato

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“I simply could not allow myself to give in to despair or else I would not have lived...”


Isabel Suppé

he Nelson Star is hosting an evening of inspiration this week featuring a dramatic tale of defying the odds by a woman whose passion is outdoor adventure. Isabel Suppé is a mountain climber who will share her story of survival at Reach Your Peak. The woman, who spent most of her life climbing in the Andes Mountains of South America, suffered a dramatic fall in 2010 that took the life of her climbing partner. Nearing the summit of Ala Izuierda, a 17,761-foot peak in Bolivia, Peter Wiesenekker slipped on ice, ripping out their anchors, and the climbers fell over 1,100 feet down the face of the mountain. With broken bones and extremely cold temperatures, survival seemed unlikely. But Suppé persevered. Determined to live, the woman dragged her battered body across the glacier hopeful to reach help. Her first night, she perched — determined to stay awake — upon a rock to keep her clothes from freezing to the ice. Then she carried on. Though her leg was broken and foot crushed, she spent the next 48 hours crawling. While Suppé was rescued, Wiesenekker died of hypothermia. Further defying the odds, Suppé didn’t listen to medical experts telling her she would never normally walk again, much less climb. Her recover has included many surgeries and countless hours of rehab. Driven by a passion for the sport, and life, the woman describes it all in her book Starry Night. Soon after the accident, she was back climbing with her right leg hanging behind her. Still on crutches she was the first woman to solo Argentina’s Nevado de Cachiit peak. Just finished a bike trip across the US to raise money for surgery on her ankle, Suppé is hopeful that she will walk without crutches with the help of that surgery. Featured on ESPN and National Geographic, she will be sharing her story of strength in Nelson at Reach your Peak held on November 7 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Prestige Lakeside Resort.

The Nelson Star caught up with Suppé as she arrived in the Heritage City this week. Q. What drew you to mountain climbing in the first place? A. My grandparents were both passionate climbers. I inherited my love for the outdoors from them. Q. How do you describe the way you felt as you struggled to survive after falling from that peak in Bolivia? It seems that it would be a moment beyond words. A. In such a situation the instinct for survival kicks in and you become very focused on the practical things that will allow you to survive. As an experienced alpinist I was very conscious of the gravity of my situation but I simply could not allow myself to give in to despair or else I would not have lived. Q. Despite being told you would never normally walk again, you climbed while still on crutches, leg hanging behind you. How did you muster the determination to reach this goal defying doctors’ orders? A. It wasn’t an option. I had to climb simply to keep my sanity. Q. How is your ankle today? A. After 14 surgeries the doctors finally had to fuse it. That means that walking doesn’t have the same taste of lightness. It makes walking down stairs uncomfortable and I cannot run. But, I’m able to get out of my bed and walk to the kitchen sink without feeling an explosion of pain in my ankle. I can carry a cup of coffee in my hands again. And I have learned how infinitely precious each step we take really is. I’m grateful for that lesson, even if I need crutches to climb the mountains that fill my soul. Q. Has what motivates you in life changed with this life altering experience? If so, in what way? A. More than changed, it has underlined things that I already knew. I have never been able to imagine myself dedicating a lifetime to something not meaningful.. Now that I’ve seen first hand how fragile our lives are, I have one more reason to not ever waste mine over things that are simply not important.

Q. How did you choose the title of your book Starry Night? A. When I was sitting on the glacier with my exposed bones sticking out of my foot, and not knowing whether I was going to live or die, I caught myself looking up at the frozen stars above the Condoriri Massif. And despite the seriousness of my situation I felt moved by the beauty of this world of snow and ice, this world so beautiful and deadly at the same time. Thinking back, this ability to be moved by beauty even in the face of death gives me a tremendous sense of consolation. It’s the essence of our humanity. And I think Van Gogh tried to depict a similar feeling in his Starry Night, which he painted at a French psychiatric hospital where he was being held in order to ensure that he wouldn’t harm himself. He knew about the dangerous beauty of freedom that ended up killing him. Q. Sharing your story of strength fills your life today. What do you hope people take away from reading your book or listening to you speak? A. I want to tell them about beauty. About the power of dreams. That almost nothing is impossible while we dare to dream and as long as we are willing to pursue those dreams. And also, I want people to know that having a physical problem doesn’t ever mean that we cannot do something. It simply means that we have to try harder, and that we have to be more creative. Q. Where do you plan to go for your next climb? A. My next project is to cross a large section of the Puna, the world’s highest desert, on a special handbike, and then climb several of the world’s highest volcanos on crutches, alone, off-road, in very extreme climatic conditions and with hardly any water sources. Right now, however, my main challenge is to secure enough sponsorship to make this possible.


“Whole, unrefined oils are optimal as they provide the complete spectrum of nutrients necessary to fill our fat requirement for good health...”

Essential Fatty Acids Protein

By Mary Willow, Wellness Buyer


uality protein is essential for maintaining, repairing and growing muscle tissue, a fact often espoused by body builders and athletes. However, few people discuss its importance in maintaining healthy cellular structures, blood cell production, immune system health, enzyme and hormone production, and keeping our metabolism running at a high rate. For a strong and healthy body and speedy metabolism, it is ideal to consume some protein at each meal and snack throughout your day.


ats are one of the three main classes of macronutrients vital for human nutrition, along with carbohydrates and proteins. Over the years there has been much misinformation regarding this essential nutrient. Fats were given the

This practice will keep your blood sugar more level and hunger pangs to a minimum, helping to both grow muscle tissue and/or lose body fat, if those are your goals. Protein can be found in most foods, the best known of which is meat, though many quality and quantity sources include eggs, dairy products (whey protein powders, cheeses and yogurt) nuts and seeds (hemp, chia, pumpkin, sacha inchi, nut and seed butters), some grains (notably rice protein powders and quinoa), and legumes (all beans, pea protein powders). Protein powders, found in the Wellness Department, provide your body with easy-to-consume and digestible protein. They can be used alone with water, with almond or rice milks, or

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bad rap and North Americans started avoiding fats at all cost. The result was detrimental to our health. After years of research by healthy-fat pioneers such as Udo Erasmus, we now know that good fats are not only healthy, but essential for optimal health and wellness, hence the term Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). Current studies suggest that an ideal diet might provide 25 % of calories from these high wquality fats. Function of Fats Fats are made of chains of fatty acids. The different fatty acids occur in unique structures that the body recognizes and that are required for a wide range of metabolic functions. EFAs are a category of fats that are required in our diets everyday. The Omega 3 and 6 oils fall into this category. EFAs are used to construct the cell walls for every living cell in the human body. They also play a vital role in maintaining healthy hormones, skin and hair, nervous system and brain function and cholesterol levels. They serve as energy

stores for the body, aid in weight loss ... the list goes on. What is the difference between fats? The quality of fats makes all the difference to human health. Whole, unrefined oils are optimal as they provide the complete spectrum of nutrients necessary to fill our fat requirement for good health. Heavily refined oils (found in most processed foods) have proven to compromise optimal health as their molecular structures have been damaged in processing and are thus unusable by the human body. Interested in learning more about EFAs? Read the complete Kootenay Co-op Guide to Fats and Oils, available on our website or ask for your copy at the Customer Service desk. Michelle, Wellness Assistant Manager

can be added to smoothies and baked goods. Protein powders require little to no preparation, making them a handy addition to your healthy diet when you don’t have the time or the will to cook! Try this healthy protein shake that has a hint of good earthy flavour! Ingredients 11/2 ozs kale leaves (about a handful) 2 tbsps hemp seeds 1/3 cup water 1 scoop protien powder 1/4 tsp peppermint extract 10 drops vanilla (crème stevia) 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 cup ice cubes 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips

1. Place kale, hemp seeds, protein powder and water in a vitamix. 2. Blend on high speed for 60-90 seconds, until smooth 3. If your shake doesn’t blend up nicely in 90 seconds add just a bit more water 4. Blend in peppermint, stevia and coconut oil, then ice. When shake is thick and smooth, blend in chocolate chips. Serve!

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Spiced Hummus

Yield: 2 cups 1 can or 1 1/2 cups (246 g) cooked chickpeas, drained & rinsed 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons tahini 1 tablespoon hot sauce 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 cup jarred roasted red pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil or another variety Cayenne pepper, to taste/serve

1. Combine all the ingredients except the oil and cayenne in a food processor. Pulse a few times to combine and then scrape down the sides. With the motor running, stream in the oil through the feed tube. 2. Continue to run the motor until you reach the desired consistency; let it sit for 5 minutes to get the hummus smooth. 3. Add salt, lemon juice, or hot sauce, to taste, and then sprinkle with cayenne pepper before serving. 4. You can also add chopped cilantro as a garnish. Serve with crackers, veggies or in a sandwhich.

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For a strong and healthy body and speedy metabolism, it is ideal to consume some protein at each meal and snack throughout your day. This will keep your blood sugar more level and hunger pangs to a minimum, helping to both grow muscle tissue and/or lose body fat, if those are your goals. Protein can be found in most foods, the best known of which is meat, though many quality and quantity sources include eggs, dairy products (whey protein powders, cheeses and yogurt) nuts and seeds (hemp, chia, pumpkin, sacha inchi, nut and seed butters), some grains (notably rice protein powders and quinoa), and legumes (all beans, pea protein powders). Protein powders, found in the Wellness Department, provide your body with easy-to-consume and digestible protein. They can be used alone with water, with almond or rice milks, or can be added to smoothies and baked goods.

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Nothing fills a home with warmth like freshly baked goods...

Stock up for Winter Elli

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Dressing Confident Women for 26 Years

Starts November 6th Great Savings on:

Butter Honey Marzipan Coconut Oil Gluteen-Free Flour Eggs and so much more!

Dried Fruit

Join us at Cotton Creek Clothing to celebrate your style... Pre-book a Style Night with us. Invite your friends and have some fun!


Find us on Facebook to keep up with the latest styles


Your Local Indoor Market Mon - Sat 9am-6pm • 523 Front St., Nelson • 250.352.3181 Join us every Saturday from 1-3 for Live Music in our Cafe


488 Baker Street Nelson BC

Dr. Scott Pentecost Providing comprehensive general dentistry including: • Dental Implants • Implant Supported Dentures • Hard and Soft Tissue Grafting Referrals from local dentists welcome.

“New formats, new beers, new reasons to be excited about Craft Beer!”

250.352.5212 | 203-520 Kootenay Street | www.

Solutions for all your dental needs with the highest standards of quality

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The “We Care” Experience at Nelson Toyota For over 42 years and 3 generations we have prided ourselves on creating a “We Care” experience for our valued customers, new and old. How do we do this? • We offer a pleasant customer lounge while you wait for your vehicle and offer you the best coffee, whether it is a latte or espresso, this side of Oso Negro. John and his great team at Oso Negro have roasted a special blend exclusively for us called TRD. Our customers and staff cannot get enough! • We have solved the issue of seasonal tire storage by offering a Tire Storage Program on site that provides a safe and secure place for us to store your tires for you. • Have you noticed our white customer shuttle about town? It’s our Toyota Pruis, a gasoline/electric vehicle that is the latest in Hybrid technology. This is one of the many steps we have taken to reduce carbon emissions, reduce fuel consumption and help keep our air clean. Come by to learn more about the Pruis, our sales staff are always keen to let people know of the many benefits this vehicle brings. • Nelson Toyota, Nelson City Police and Nelson Hydro have teamed up with Victim Services and are now operating the first electric plug in vehicle in Nelson. Again, reducing carbon emissions and fuel consumption with The Toyota Pruis Plug In is just another way in which “We Care”. • Whitewater Ski Resort and Nelson Toyota continue to work together to ensure that injured skiers are transported safely from the base of the New Glory Chair to the lodge by using the reliable and strong Tundra 4x4. • We have recently opened “The Right Touch Auto Detailing”, a premium vehicle detail service. Combining the professional expertise of JJ Autoclean and Nelson Auto Cleaners to best serve our valued customers. These are just a few examples of how “We Care”. Come in and experience it for yourself. PLEASE CALL LOCAL OR LONG DISTANCE


Your West Kootenay Toyota Dealer Since 1969

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The ONLY non-commission FORD store in the Kootenays!!! “WHERE CUSTOMERS BECOME FRIENDS” 623 Railway Street, Nelson • 1.866.605.4248

(250) 352-7202

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Get yourself ready...

...FOR WINTER WITH MALLARD’S 532 Baker St Nelson 250.352.3200 660 18th St Castlegar 250.365.5588



We are proud supporters of the arts, heritage, education, recreational activities, festivals, events and the many businesses in the Nelson Kootenay Lake region. Tourism is key to a successful future. The Nelson Kootenay Lake region is a breathtaking four season destination that holds the title of Best Ski Town, Best Little Arts Community, Top Fall Colors, Lake and Waterfall, and many other accolades. And in the winter, just around the corner, we are well known for genuine hospitality and deep powder vacations that don’t require deep pockets. Add in nordic skiing, hot springs, boutique shopping, intimate accommodations, dining and more, and you have a mountain town experience with big-city buzz. Stay connected...


_______________________________ To learn about our tourism partnerships visit or email

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Injury prevention tips for the


hysically active men and women come to expect a bump or bruise every so often. Such minor scrapes are often an accepted and inevitable byproduct of an active lifestyle. While broken fingernails or scraped knees are nothing to get worked up over, more serious injuries can sideline athletes and threaten their long-term health. Though injuries can occur at any time, active men and women can emphasize several preventive techniques to greatly reduce their risk of injury, ensuring they can continue to live active lifestyles into their older adulthood. * Warm up before beginning your workout. Warming up before you dive into your workout can loosen your muscles and increase blood flow. Light cardiovascular activity, such as five minutes of low-intensity walking or running on the treadmill, can be enough to loosen your muscles and get your blood flowing. Warming up may also improve your performance throughout the rest of your workout. Athletes may also want to cool down at the end of their workouts. Some low-intensity exercise before you call it quits can help your muscles recover more quickly and reduce your risk of injury come your next workout. * Focus on form. Strength training

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exercises like weightlifting are a great way to promote long-term bone health and prevent or reduce the severity of osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue. But poor form when strength training can lead to injury, including muscle strains and backache. Such injuries can be quite painful and greatly compromise mobility. When strength training, focus on your form. If working out at a gym, ask a trainer or staff member to demonstrate how to use a machine correctly. If working out at home, employ the buddy system so you can have a spotter there to ensure your form is correct.

* Don’t overtrain. When working out, many men and women get into a groove, during which it can be easy to overtrain. But overtraining can easily lead to injury as your body and muscles are not given ample time to recover between workouts. Regular exercise is important, but don’t overdo it. Make sure your muscles have time to recover between workouts. * Gradually increase intensity when returning to exercise after a layoff. Many men and women make the mistake of diving back into a highintensity workout after a layoff. If you had to take some time off from working out because of an injury, a vacation or a

busy schedule, then your return should begin with low-intensity exercises that gradually increase in difficulty as your body reacclimates itself to exercise. Reduce weight when strength training, gradually increasing weight as you get back into a groove, and make sure your first few cardiovascular or aerobic workouts are less intense than they would be otherwise.

take steps to reduce their risk of injury when working out.

* Stay hydrated. Dehydration can cause serious health problems, so athletes must stay hydrated when exercising regardless of the intensity of that exercise. Exerciseinduced dehydration reduces aerobic endurance and can cause an increase in body temperature and heart rate and even muscle cramping. Though it’s important to drink plenty of water during exercise, it’s also important to drink water prior to exercising. Hypohydration, which occurs when dehydration is induced prior to exercise, can reduce aerobic endurance, making it harder for men and women to achieve optimal results when working out. Accidents happen when living an active lifestyle. But while there’s no way for active men and women to prevent accidents, they can

Trouble with a snowy roof... A snow-covered landscape can be a picturesque sight. However, a roof covered in snow is something no homeowner can afford to marvel at. That’s because accumulating snow and ice very well could push a roof to its breaking point, even if the roof was sound before the winter arrived.

But how does one do it safely? Steep-pitched roofs tend to be the easiest to deal with snow and ice problems because a snow rake is usually effective. A snow rake is just what it sounds like. It is a metal device on a telescoping pole that can be extended to drag the snow off of the roof.

The threat of snow causing a roof to collapse has many homeowners floundering. While having snow build up on the top of a house is dangerous, so, too is climbing up on a slippery roof to push off the snow. As winter approaches, many emergency officials urge people to clear their roofs and decks to minimize structural collapse.

Homeowners may need to use extension ladders to reach taller parts of the roof. A second person can remain below to steady the ladder and ensure it doesn’t tip over on a slick surface. It is not adviseable to climb up on the roof directly and shovel the snow off. The added weight of a person may be all that’s needed to cause a

roof to collapse, potentially resulting in grave injury and considerable roof damage. A snow-covered roof also can be slippery, which could result in a person falling off the roof. Anyone who does not feel secure removing snow from the roof can hire a professional service to do so. Just be sure the service is properly licensed and insured. In addition to removing the snow from the roof, here are some winter weather home care tips. * Clean the gutters to remove any debris so that gutters will not become blocked and form ice dams on the roof. In addition, keep gutters and drains free of ice and snow.

* Melted roof snow can leak into homes or pool around foundations, causing rot and other problems. Keep an eye open for any leaks. * If you live in an area prone to heavy snowfall, a metal roof may be a good investment. The slippery roof causes snow and ice to slide off. Special features at the end of a metal roof break up the snow before it reaches the ground, preventing large, heavy piles of snow from causing injury when falling to the ground


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Hosted by Lucas Myers This fun night out includes local business sponsors displaying their newest products. Lots of giveaways, raffles and door prizes. All proceeds from our raffle will be donated to KidSport.



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636 Baker Street Nelson, B.C. 250) 352-1789


Deals available spring, summer, fall and winter! Luxurious accommodation at great value and unparalleled dining experiences with fiercely fresh cuisine!

Specializing in professional life coaching, transitions and meditation instruction.

It is how we work with the transitions in our life, that makes the biggest difference. Whether it is a change in relationships, employment, diet and lifestyle, or moving from debt to working with a budget, transitions can be challenging but are also a great time of possibility to create happiness and acceptance in your life. “Thanks so much, again, I love our sessions! I feel completely accepted & free from being judged, which is the most beautiful lens to be seen from, it’s ripple effect is more powerful than anything I have experienced, in its effect on my life. The lens thru which I experience my world is changing, thank you!” - H.Schade


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With Honda’s reliable Snowblowers and great winter deals, it’s easy to win against winter.

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Reliable power for not-so-reliable weather. When a winter storm hits, you don’t want to be left in the cold. Be prepared with a quality, easy-to-use and quiet Honda generator. Starting from $899 plus Freight and PDI.


*PDI charges not included in the above prices **Rebate back to dealer Varies with snow conditions. Offers apply to eligible retail purchase agreements for a limited time, while supplies last. “For a limited time” prices shown include a discount that is deducted from the manufacturer’s suggested retail price before taxes. All prices shown do not include freight and PDI or applicable sales taxes and are not applicable in Quebec. Actual savings may vary by dealer. Promotional prices in effect until November 30, 2013. Prices/specifications subject to change without notice. Dealer order or trade may be necessary. At participating Canadian Honda Power Equipment dealers only. Models may not be exactly as shown. Errors and omissions excepted. See your Honda Power Equipment dealer or for full details.

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Not only do we sell bikes, nordic and alpine skis, we provide exceptional service... • Custom bike fitting • Custom alpine boot fitting • Cross country ski lessons • 1 year free service with bike purchase We don’t just sell products, we provide you with exceptional service.

702 Baker St 250.354.4622

Shalimar Health Spa 701 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC V1L 6G3 250-354-4408

Book a 60 or 90 min massage and receive 15% off and a Moor Mud Hydrotherapy Tub! Valid for the month of November 2013

With our new Spa Therapist Brooke Whitley


s the mercury drops and winter edges closer, there’s no better time to treat yourself to a little R&R. And with spa treatments, body wraps, massage and more, Shalimar Health Spa has everything to keep you looking and feeling your best.

hydrotherapy treatments, Two 4 Tuesday 50% savings and Waxing Wednesdays where clients save 15% on all waxing services. New services will also be revealed in the upcoming winter brochure, so stay tuned for more.

Located in the heart of Nelson BC, Shalimar Health Spa made its mark in Nelson 14 years ago, making it the longest running spa business in town. Over that time, owner Galena Pal has created and shaped one of the most highly acclaimed spas in the region. With dozens of awards already on display, Shalimar recently received four platinum titles in the Kootenay Business Magazine awards, including top accolades for massage therapy, spa services, most ecofriendly and overall favourite place to do business in the region.

Shalimar Health Spa offers health, wellbeing and beauty services from Monday through Saturday. Visit for a full list of services, or get to know them better on Facebook.

Pal is thrilled to take home the awards, but not one to rest on her laurels she is focused on taking the business to new heights. “The awards were a great recognition of what we have achieved, but Shalimar will never be a finished product and we always have new ideas for how we can improve the business moving forward,” Pal said. Shalimar Health Spa has earned its stripes as a health and wellness centre offering massage, body treatments, waxing and facials. But alternative therapies also form a large part of the business, and Pal is always pushing the envelope on new treatments and therapies. As one of the only full-facility spas in town, Shalimar offers hydrotherapy services and ozone steam therapies which are proven to detoxify the body and boost immune support. The spa is also upgrading its ozone steam technology to bring clients the latest equipment, and Shalimar is rolling out a range of new treatments in the lead up to Christmas. But while new treatments are always on the cards at Shalimar Health Spa, competitive pricing is a constant guarantee for clients. Client loyalty cards will make their debut in November and cost savings will be introduced on some services. As Pal explains, it all comes down to offering high quality, affordable services to clients: “We want our pricing to be affordable for locals so Shalimar can be a place that everyone can come to relax, heal and pamper themselves”. To thank the community for its ongoing support, Shalimar Health Spa is offering a range of customer appreciation specials for the month of November, including free moor mud

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November 06, 2013 edition of the Nelson Star