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Nelson’s Len Mulholland was a saboteur for the Dutch resistance during the Second World War


Nelson Star Reporter

en Mulholland waited on a small rise to watch the explosion. Moments earlier, he and several others had set in motion their plot to blow up a railway track in eastern Holland about four kilometres from the German border. Mulholland heard the faint rumble of the approaching train and within a few minutes could see it: two passenger cars followed by several flatcars loaded with army equipment. As the engine triggered the detonator, the explosion shattered the still night. The train struck a bridge and the passenger cars fell on their sides. Everything had gone according to plan.

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Above: Nelson’s Len Mulholland holds a copy of an ID paper in a false name that he was issued with during the Second World War while helping the Dutch resistance. (Greg Nesteroff photo) Inset: Mulholland, ca. 1946.

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ulholland, now 93, wasn’t just part of the Dutch resistance during the Second World War. As a British special operative, he trained others, organized air drops, sank ships and destroyed trains. Born in the Dutch East Indies (today Indonesia), Mulholland spent his early years on a plantation his father managed and arrived in Holland to attend naval college the day war broke out. When the country was invaded, he and his friends took every opportunity to commit minor acts of sabotage by dropping sugar cubes in the fuel tanks of army vehicles or spreading bent nails on highways. But his efforts with the underground movement began in earnest once he took a position on a ship that regularly sailed to Sweden: he became a courier, smuggling messages and envelopes to be

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Residents of Kaslo are organizing a rally before the village council meeting next week as a representative from Interior Health is slated to appear. Andrew Neuner, VP of Community Integration, will give a delegation to council at their regular meeting Tuesday in light of IH plans to end 24/7 ER in Kaslo. Resident Tyler Dobie is organizing members of the community. “We don’t know what Interior Health is coming to say at our village council meeting, and the community is coming out to listen, but also to show that we are united in insisting that Interior Health explore the many solutions which have been presented to keep our rural facility open,” he said. The rally is another show of force from a community that is pulling out all the stops on a plan that has them worried about the future of health care at the north end of Kootenay Lake. After learning the health authority is planning on reducing ER coverage to focus on primary care based on an inability to provide consistent physician coverage, the community has mustered. The village council officially passed a non-confidence resolution last month and the Cham-

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the ongoing challenges of maintaining 24/7 Emergency Department (ED) coverage at Victorian Community Health Centre. As a result of these meetings it was mutually agreed that the residents of Kaslo will be best served by the provision of consistent, robust primary care, as opposed to 24/7 ED service. This type of service delivery model is expected to both aid in physician recruitment and reduce the demand for emergency services.” Johnsons Landing resident Kate O’ Keefe was another recipient of the letter and she concurs with others that loss of ER services didn’t come from “mutual” agreement. She wonders if the ministry of Health was “fed erroneous information” from IH. In his response to Lake’s letter, Dobie said, “as far as I know this is a unilateral decision by Interior Health against the wishes of the entire community. Perhaps it was mutually agreed by the B.C. Ministry of Health and the Interior Health Authority.” Health care has been a hot

“We don’t know what Interior Health is coming to say at our village council meeting.”

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ber of Commerce has spoken out against the IH decision as well leading the charge on a letter writing campaign. Close to 200 letters were submitted and 500 people signed a petition demanding ER remain open 24/7. Dobie points out there are only 700 people living in Kaslo. Some residents have since received response to their letters — a form letter that has raised alarm bells. Resident Louise De Pape and her husband Charles were among several residents upset at receiving the “third-party” letter and called it an insult on the Facebook page Healthy Kaslo. “Once more, it seems that there is no real effort to hear the concerns of the stakeholders and a pathetic attempt to placate us. Shameful and disrespectful,” wrote Louise. The letter on behalf of Terry Lake, Minister of Health from the patient care quality office of IH said “As you may know, IH executive staff have been working with elected officials and members of the community of Kaslo to discuss, among other things,

topic in front of village council. On November 5, they also heard from Jessie Renzie, a rep for the BC Nurses Union who has 22 years nursing experience and has been working for the last few years at the Victorian Community Health Centre. She told council rural emergency departments fill an important role in rural health care. “Losing 24/7 emergency services in Kaslo would reduce the ability to triage and stabilize patients with medical emergencies,” she said to council. “Those patients may then require more critical intervention and the delay in providing service may result in increased complications and deaths.” Large traumas are only a small percentage of late night admissions but Renzie said lesser emergencies such as a sick child at 2 a.m. and seniors who have fallen and fractured hips still need immediate attention. “Patients need to be treated and stabilized prior to ambulance transfer to hospitals, sometimes hours away, cardiac patients needing immediate treatment to prevent further damage to their hearts and health,” she said mentioning she had several other examples. Interior Health was contacted by the Nelson Star but didn’t reply before press time.

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delivered or mailed. In 1943, Mulholland jumped ship and swam ashore, seeking asylum in Stockholm. He was soon offered a position with British Special Forces. “I was elated and accepted right away,” he later wrote. “This is exactly what I had been dreaming about and could scarcely believe that it was going to happen.” Mulholland was taken to England, given extensive training in coding and combat and provided with false papers and a new identity before being parachuted back into Holland. If anyone asked, he was L.G. Dijkerman, on sick leave from a German ship. He reunited with old friends and set to work on his mission, which included arming the resistance with weapons dropped onto farmer’s fields at night. These air drops soon became routine: more than 200 took place, delivering guns and explosives. When word came that the Germans planned to tow several ships from Rotterdam harbour and sink them to cut the port off from larger vessels, Mulholland asked his superiors for permission to sink the ships at their berth. By the time the mission was carried out, the ships were guarded, so explosives were attached by men in a rowboat pretending to fish. A few hours later, the bombs went off and the ships sank. On the night Mulholland helped blow up the rail line, similar explosions occurred in 15 other places, causing chaos to Axis-controlled transportation. While he never really had any close calls, at one point he was arrested in a roundup — his false papers were no help — and herded into a train boxcar bound for Germany. Aside from an uncomfortable night, this actually worked to his advantage, since he could now commit sabotage in the heart of enemy territory. He frequented a pub popular with German officers, who left their pistol belts hanging from coat hooks by the door. Several times Mulholland stole them. He got a job on a railway mail car — complete with a set of legitimate ID papers — and began mishandling or rerouting parcels bound for the front. He poked holes in packages for individual

soldiers and replaced edible items with garbage. “What terrible things to do, but at that time and in those circumstances they seemed right,” Mulholland wrote. “Our minds were in war mode and everything we did to disrupt the war effort of the enemy or hurt the morale of the men was fair game.” He learned, however, that many Germans, including soldiers, were fiercely anti-Hitler, although unable to express it in mixed company. One night when his train was stopped

at a small station en route to Frankfurt, the air raid siren blared. Everyone headed for the shelters except Mulholland, who stayed inside his car, preparing to do something he’d been planning for weeks. He climbed into the train engine and released the brake, then jumped out as the ghost train began to move. It picked up speed and disappeared from the station. Mulholland never learned what happened to it — it might have run out of steam or collided with another train or been strafed by an Allied fighter. But it was chalked up as an accident; his involvement went undetected. He insists he wasn’t scared. “Never,” he says. “We didn’t know the

word. We were trained so well that I felt confident I could get out of any situation.” Nor did others show any hesitation. “I never once detected any sense of fear in any of the people participating in the resistance,” he wrote. “We did whatever was necessary at the time without any thought of danger.” After the war in Europe ended, Mulholland accepted an espionage assignment in Sri Lanka, but Japan surrendered before the mission was carried out. He met Queen Wilhelmina twice — once in training and again when she decorated him with the Bronze Lion, a high Royal Dutch award. “I am so glad to see you here!” the queen remarked as she pinned the medal to his chest. The citation said he distinguished himself by “exceptionally courageous and energetic action. He repeatedly gave evidence of endurance and initiative, and in spite of the dangerous situation, gave himself with great sacrifice to the Allied cause.” Mulholland also received Britain’s Military Cross and was offered an ongoing position with British Intelligence, but chose not to continue a life of cloak and dagger. Instead, he returned to civilian life, taking a job with the Shell Oil Company. He came to Canada in 1950 and lived in Edmonton, Victoria, and Sidney. He and wife Anna moved to Nelson about a year and a half ago to be closer to their daughter who also lives here. His own family didn’t know about his wartime exploits until decades later, when he finally told them following declassification of documents from that era. John Windsor wrote a book about him in 1980 called Night Drop in Ede. But when Mulholland finally read it a few years later, he was so horrified at its exaggerations that he wrote his own account, Childhood, War and Peace 1920-1950, to set the record straight. (There’s a copy in the Nelson Public Library.) Mulholland has returned to Holland three times, most recently in 2005 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the country’s liberation.

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Jean Stahl has belonged to Salmo’s Community Memorial Church since it was built in 1952 in tribute to the area’s fallen soldiers of the Second World War. Each Remembrance Day, their names are read aloud, but a few years ago the woman who usually has that duty was away and Stahl was asked to fill in. She knew several of the men killed overseas, but as she stood and looked at the rest of the congreE R O M INE gation, she ized “They don’t nelson know who I’m talking about.” Stahl decided to fix that. She phoned families, only a few of whom still live in the area, seeking photos of and information about each of the nine men on the Legion’s honour roll. She also discovered several others whose names aren’t on that list, but probably should be, such as flight Lt. Henry Birkland, who took part in the Great

Salmo’s Jean Stahl spent two years putting together a memorial display Greg Nesteroff photo of the area’s fallen soldiers. Escape (see story on page 5), rifleman Earl Mulhern, and flying officer Gustaf Flegel, who is on the cenotaph in Trail, where he worked, but not in Salmo. After more than two years, she had the names of 15 men from Salmo, Ymir, and area taken before their time and created a photo display for the church’s hallway. For those she couldn’t find photos of, Stahl substitut-

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ed pictures of their gravesites. Several families came for the dedication service in September 2011. “I thought it was very sweet of her,” says Balfour’s Shirley Stainton, whose brother, Pvt. Raymond Hall of the Seaforth Highlanders, was killed in 1944. “My son-in-law, daughter and I went. I met people I had lost track of. We were very grateful.” Three men proved elusive, including Cpl. Raymond Seguin, from Cornwall, Ont. Stahl phoned the newspaper there, but was told there over 100 Seguins in the phone book. She also wrote the Legion branch but never heard back. She has since provided photos to the Royal Canadian Legion, which recently created a twin memorial wall. “We got our photos up a couple of months ago,” says branch president Margaret Paul. “It took a while because we

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Sheep Creek miner played a key role in a 1944 mass escape from a German prisoner of war camp later immortalized in print and on film. Flight Lt. Henry (Hank) Birkland was one of 76 British and Commonwealth airmen who tunnelled out of Stalag Luft III — only to be caught and executed. Charles Bronson’s character Danny Velinski in the 1963 film The Great Escape was reportedly a composite based on several men including Birkland. “They didn’t come much tougher,” Jonathan F. Vance wrote in A Gallant Company: The Men of the Great Escape. Birkland was born in Manitoba in 1917, one of seven children of carpenter Kristian Martin Birkland and wife Berthilde. The family moved from Spearhill, Man. to Calgary to Winnipeg in search of work. After high school, Hank did odd jobs on farms and suffered a serious accident: while towing a car, he ran his truck off the road and sustained a severe concussion. In hospital, he contracted scarlet fever and blood poisoning and nearly lost an arm. Afterward Birkland tried door-todoor sales and worked in a meat packing plant before jumping a freight car to northern Ontario, seeking work in the mines. Having little luck, he returned the other way and went to BC, where he finally found a job in the Sheep Creek gold mines near Salmo. At last he was able to settle down, Vance writes. “He got back to lacrosse, a passion he discovered at school, and acted as playing coach for the Sheep Creek Bombers. With2.83 his powerful x5” physique and immense strength he was

Even the Flight Lt. Henry (Hank) Birkland (191744) was part of The Great Escape. known as the Big Train.” Balfour resident Shirley Stainton recalls Birkland was friends with her brother Raymond Hall, who left the same day for the war and was also killed overseas. “He was just a pal who hung around. A number of fellows that age couldn’t get jobs, so a lot came to Sheep Creek because four mines were going.” Although Stainton remembers hearing that Birkland was captured, it wasn’t until many years later that she learned about his involvement in the Great Escape.

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Soon after the war began, Birkland enlisted in the RCAF. He was called to Toronto in September 1940 for training and assigned to 72 Squadron in England. While flying his Spitfire over Dunkirk on a diversionary operation, he was shot down and crashed on a


beach. Pulled from the wreckage, he was taken to hospital and then sent to Stalag Luft III in Sagan, Poland. In June 1943, Birkland was part of a mass escape attempt known as the delousing break. Two dozen officers escorted by fake guards left for a neighbouring compound on the pretence of being deloused. Most didn’t get far and all were recaptured. Birkland was found in the forest south of the camp. Following this unsuccessful operation, a new scheme was hatched to dig their way out. Birkland’s friend, Flight Lt. Wally Floody, a mining engineer from Chatham, Ont., oversaw the excavation of three separate tunnels, code named Tom, Dick, and Harry. Birkland’s experience in the Sheep Creek mines served him well. According to an account on the Western Canadian Aviation Museum’s website, Birkland was “well known for his stamina as



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Development issues plaguing Nelson

It is tediously easy for me to write at length about Nelson development issues; I have to rein in my rhetoric. I began to write about this from the month I got here in 1987. Then I wrote, “Urban refugees will be the ruin of this community.” They come from cities to find a better quality of life. Making Nelson grow, they ruin what is here now. I totally agree with the people who feel a visceral dislike of the Nelson Commons. I have run for council on the same themes ever since 1995, when I went against Gary Exner and his conservative vision for this town. But even liberals like Dave Elliot and other progressive politicians are in harmony with growth economics. As Dwyn Robertse said in her letter to the Star November 1, “embracing economics above all else” and “the econo-

my as god” is the attitude that underlies all that vision. This is a time when there is less and less room for middle ground. The economy we have accepted all our lives may have had room for dropping out and retreating to the country back in the 1960s and ‘70s. Now there is no room for the fence sitting “I am not taking sides” type of disengaged non-citizen. It is so easy to merely say that all politics are useless, corrupted and corrupting — better to drop out, do nothing, put up some kind of magic wall against negativity invading your space. That is a path of giving up, no matter how you dress it up with “I am creating my own reality.” I do not know how consciousness can transform the material world, but it sure can transform an individual’s inner space, and from there that

person will move in a different way in the external world. That is how a person is the change they want to see etc. Change your consciousness about the economy, that will alter how you live, your change will be an example, and others may do as you do. But when all is done, you still will have to be more active in the public sphere, not just in private life. Political power will reach out and touch your life. What are you going to do then? So, here I would like to float a balloon for the party of no growth (PONG). I tried in November 2011. I ran for council on that platform. I was slaughtered at the polls. I will try again a year from now. Will there be a PONG party then? If you want to run a slate, now is the time to organize.

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leery of online banking, the Federal Government makes simple payment forms readily available to all individual taxpayers who submit their tax returns via E-file. Similarly, businesses who collect GST/ HST can submit their returns online but take a simple form to a financial institution to pay. It’s a model that both works and respects the needs of Canadian individuals and firms.

So why is the BC Provincial Government currently bullying its business taxpayers into an all-or-nothing situation? Businesses who collect the PST must choose a fully-electronic path to file and pay or a fully-paper path. Where is the harm in allowing for a transitional period that includes a compromise option such as the one offered by the Feds? Kris Witt

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Let’s just call it a good start — for now

an it really be as easy as that? Get Rwanda to stop supporting the rebels in eastern Congo, pay the soldiers of the Congolese army on time, send in a United Nations force that actually has orders to shoot, and presto! The bad guys surrender or flee, and a war that has lasted almost 20 years and killed up to five million Congolese is suddenly over. At least that’s the way it is playing in the media (to the extent that news about the Congo plays in the media at all), and there certainly has been a sudden change for the better. Less than a year ago the latest and one of the nastiest rebel militias, M23, actually occupied Goma, a city of one million people that is effectively the capital of eastern Congo. UN troops watched helplessly from the sidelines and the Congolese government’s army got drunk and took revenge on civilians for its defeat, while M23 officers swaggered through the city taking whatever they wanted. It was so humiliating, so stupid and wrong, that Joseph Kabila, the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to give it its

proper name, stripped dozens of officers in eastern Congo of their commands and called them back to Kinshasa. Their replacements had at least a rudimentary grasp of their trade — and they have not yet been in the east long enough to develop lucrative deals with the local mining interests and the militias that feed on them. Meanwhile the “international community” (aka the United States and its friends) put heavy pressure on Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame to stop supporting M23. Recently the US even blocked military aid to the small but heavily armed republic, just across Lake Kivu from Goma, that has been meddling in the DRC’s affairs, sometimes even invading the east, for the past two decades. It worked: Kagame stopped answering the phone when M23 called. And the United Nations, whose 13,000 peace-keeping troops in the eastern Congo had been of no use against M23 because they had no mandate to fight, was so embarrassed that it changed the rules. A new “intervention brigade” made up of 3,000 South African, Tanzanian and Malawian troops was sent,

with tanks, helicopters, drones, and full permission to use its weapons against the rebels. The offensive against M23 started two weeks ago, with the DRC troops doing the fighting and the UN “intervention brigade” in support. Apart from firing a few mortar rounds on the last day, the UN troops were not even committed to combat. On November 5 the M23 forces lost their last hilltops and surrendered or fled across the border into Uganda or Rwanda, and the war was over. Maybe. It is a huge step forward, but the peace will only last if two things happen. One is that the DRC now turns its attention to the biggest remaining militia in the east, the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda. The FDLR is a Hutu militia, run by the remnants of the Hutu regime that carried out the genocide against Tutsis and Hutu moderates in Rwanda in 1994. Like most of the eastern Congolese militias, the FDLR makes its living by looting the local population and running protection rackets against the rich mining operations in the area, but its ultimate

aim is to regain power in Rwanda. It was the presence of this force just across the border in eastern Congo that caused Rwanda to intervene in its giant neighbour in the first place. M23 was just the last of a series of Tutsi militias that Rwanda created to contain the FDLR, and if it is not destroyed the Rwandan meddling (and the war) will resume. The other condition for a lasting peace is that the DRC’s own troops in the east of the country do not fall back into their bad old ways. There is big money to be made if they collaborate with the various militias in shaking down the mining operations, and it remains to be seen if the soldiers (and members of Kabila’s own government) can resist the temptation to profit from deals of this sort. So it isn’t really over yet, but it’s a good start. After a generation of carnage, the people of the eastern Congo deserve a better future. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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Birkland captured, shot Continued from Page 5 a digger, and worked tirelessly to finish the tunnel.” Another account says he worked naked until ordered to stop because sand scars on his knees and elbows would expose the scheme if guards stripsearched him. The sandy soil posed a danger to tunnelers so Floody came up with a plan to shore up the walls with bed boards. However, guards grew suspicious and transferred several prisoners, including Floody, 7

only weeks before the escape. On March 24, 1944, the prisoners made their 95-metre dash to freedom. Birkland was a hauler and pulled cars filled with 20 prisoners through the tunnel before escaping himself. Earlier that day Birkland wrote to his family for the last time: “I got a letter last month to which I will not be able to reply. I am not in a position to carry on a letter-for-letter correspondence for long.” Only a few men made it out of enemy territory safely.

Birkland was recaptured three days later and shot in a clearing outside of Gorlitz with nine others. He was 26. In 1950, Paul Brickhill, a prisoner in the camp who participated in the plan, wrote The Great Escape, which was turned into a film of the same name starring Steve McQueen, although the movie minimized the role of Canadian POWs. There is nothing in Salmo to remember Hank Birkland but there is a memorial near Lac la Biche, Alta., where in 2002 a lake was named after him.

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Community Events 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 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 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. For information call 250352-5274 . 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 under 12, available at Cotton Creek Clothing (488 Baker Street). Proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. La Leche League Nelson provides breastfeeding information and support to moms and soon-tobe-moms. We meet at 1 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at The Family Place, 312 Silica St. Our next meeting is on November 18. For more details call 250-352-3583. Equal parts travelogue, cultural history, and environmental parable, EcoSociety presents People of a Feather on November 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson Civic Theatre. The film combines breathtaking imagery with heartwarming characters to tell the story of a people’s connection with nature, and their struggle to adapt to climate change. Jumbo Citizen’s Democracy Camp presents a special “camp dinner” on Friday, November 22. Enjoy some delicious camp-style 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

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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. Death Cafe — an informal gathering to share your thoughts about death — goes Tuesday, November 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Booksmyth, (338 Baker Street, downstairs). Everyone is welcome at this free event. Weekly meetings Every Friday, Community Threads meets at Nelson and District Women’s Centre from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet, spin, embroider and make rag rugs. On Wednesdays, Community Threads offers quilting lessons from 9 a.m. to noon. Women of all ages welcome. Call 250-551-4951 for information. The St. Saviour’s Anglican Church Food Pantry is open every Friday 9 to 11 a.m. at 701 Ward Street (Silica Street side entrance) to all those in need. Barrier free, everyone welcome. The Kutenai Art Therapy Institute hosts an Open Art Studio every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Community members of all ages are invited to come and make art. We have a wide variety of materials available to entice your imagination. There is no art experience required. Please drop in — no registration, no appointment necessary. Bring your friends and family. KATI is located at 191 Baker Street in Nelson (entrance on Falls Street). We are on the second floor with Medi-chair access. For more information, please contact 250-3522264 or Nelson Indoor RC Flying Club meets every Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the gym at the Central School on Ward Street, small drop-in fee for gym rental. Bring your own helicopter/plane/quadricopter or “borrow” for trial flight. All ages welcome. Contact for more info.

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Tell us about your upcoming event, email: Free iPad for Seniors group every Wednesday at 3 p.m. to explore your iPad and learn new tips and tricks. All levels welcome! Located in the Learning Place (lower level of City Hall). Call Joan for more information at 250-352-3218. Spark! is a free after-school arts group for girls ages 12 to 16 every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Nelson and District Youth Centre. Snacks are provided. Facilitated by Ursula Twiss. Drop-in table tennis at the Blewett Elementary School every Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. when school is in session. Please bring clean gym shoes, no street shoes allowed. A drop-in fee of $2 will be collected. The Nelson Technology Club hosts a Hackerspace Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., in the annex building at Selkirk College Tenth Street campus. Al-anon meetings are held Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the Cellar, 717 Vernon Street, and on Fridays from 8 to 9 p.m. at 601 Front Street in the basement. For more information about the Cellar meetings contact Norma at 250-352-3747 and for the Front Street meetings contact Sharon at 250-352-7333. Alcoholics Anonymous holds 14 one-hour meetings weekly in Nelson, at 717A Vernon Street (in the Cellar downstairs), including early morning, noon hour, and evening meetings on specific days. For a schedule please call 250-352-3391 or pick up a complete meeting list at the Cellar during meeting times. Fundraisers The 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 tax-deductible 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 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 of the field. Tickets for the banquet are available at The Dock, Finley’s, The New Grand and by phoning Ed Vulcano at 250-5513792

Workshops 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 omaga 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.

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Remembering the past With Remembrance Day approaching, many people will take a moment to consider the sacrifice made by soldiers in the war — but Hollerado frontman Menno Versteeg might spend more time thinking about the war than most. His grandfather lived in Holland when the Germans bombed and took over the city of Rotterdam in World War II and survived to tell the tale, thanks to the compassion of one Nazi soldier who made a decision to put in him a prison camp rather than killing him. Versteeg tells the story in Hollerado's latest single "So it Goes," which he wrote after his grandfather died in 2011. The band also filmed a video for the song set in Rotterdam that even goes inside a wartime prison cell like the one where Versteeg's grandfather was kept in solitary confinement for two years. In the long form of the video, available on YouTube, you can see Versteeg recount his grandfather's story and how the singer wound up meeting the grandson of the officer who made the call to save his relative. "It's important for these stories to live on, and that we know what generations before us went through," Versteeg told {vurb}.

"Not only to be grateful for what we have now and put things in perspective, but there's also a lot of lessons that it seems we haven't learned yet." You only need to turn on the news to see examples of greed and intolerance triumphing over acceptance, he added. Versteeg said he feels fortunate that his grandfather was willing to share his stories with him, knowing that many veterans don't like to talk about their past. "As I got older and he got older, I definitely tried to ask him more about his war time experiences just to learn more about what happened to him," he explained. Versteeg learned that, after the war ended, his grandfather had repaid the Nazi officer who spared him by testifying on his behalf at a war crimes tribunal, which helped secure that man's freedom. Asked what he thought his grandfather would think of him sharing this story with the world, Versteeg figured he'd probably have a chuckle about it. "He probably wouldn't have liked the attention while he was alive," Versteeg said. "But I think he'd be proud of what we're doing with it now." Hollerado is currently on tour promoting their sophomore album, White Paint. They stop at Spiritbar this Sunday, November 10. Doors open 8 p.m. Tickets are $10.


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his month I'm excited to welcome the good homey DJ Cure.

Not just a DJ, but a producer and remixer, founder of Aufect Recordings, member of Vancouver’s Lighta! Sound, and DJ/ Host for SUB FM Radio. Cure’s prolific nature is reflected in his imprint, Aufect Recordings which has featured some of the most acclaimed “Bass Music” artists to emerge from Canada over recent years. While consistently delivering sets described as “dance-floor friendly,” “animated,” “upbeat” and “unpredictable," Cure is helping pave the way for a new generation of genre-defying, multi-BPM, bass-centric artists. With over 10 years in the game, Cure has shared the stage with industry icons such as Rusko, Skream, Deiselboy, Truth, Benga, Loxy, Salva, Grenier, Joker, Om Unit, as well as Concord Dawn (only to name a handful), and has even made an appearance on MTV’s Don’t Try This At Home Tour. Currently based in Vancouver, Patrik can be found performing at staple festivals on the west coast, including Shambhala and Bass Coast, throwing underground warehouse parties with HxdB and 314, while also holding it down as a member of Vancouver’s premier bass crew — Lighta! Sound. You can catch him Sunday nights hosting Aufect Radio with Philthkids on SUB FM. Yan Zombie: First off, thanks for coming through the night. What was your goal and intention with starting Aufect? Patrik Cure: Thanks for having me, I always love touching down in Nelson. Originally my intentions with Aufect were to release Canadian artists and get them the exposure they deserved. Back when I started the label I saw homies like XI, Bombaman and DZ just pumping out all this material that never saw the light of day. I grabbed a bunch of their dubs, pitched a collection of my favorites as Aufect Recordings and scored a distribution deal. Initially I was excited about the early darker,

more tech influenced Dubstep, but the label ended up growing with the artists, becoming more experimental. Eventually it has morphed into what it is today. Now, I like to think of it more as a hybrid-style label, similar to Hyberdub or Warp. My goal would to ultimately have Aufect reach the same status as those two labels. YZ: What are some of the challenges you faced getting an independent electronic label off the ground? PC: Finding time to balance being an artist and taking care of business has always been a challenge. Most of the time I just wanna get lit and write music, not take care of mundane administrative shit. YZ: What were your favourite music festivals to play at and attend this past summer? PC: Shambhala was definitely a special one for me this year. Not only was it my first time attending, but I had a crazy slot and was surrounded by all my crew. We threw down hard and that will go down in the books for me. Bass Coast was another great one as usual. Some pleasant surprises this year for me were Motion Notion and U4EEYAH, both were straight homie fests with pure vibes through and through. YZ: What can we expect from Cure and Aufect in 2014? PC: Next year you can expect to finally hear my first official solo release on Aufect — "Hold Up" featuring remixes by Self Evident and Bassmynt plus a secret surprise artist. I will also be featured on a forthcoming release on Philthtrax, a new label from Philthkids. Look out for remixes of "Ordinateur" from myself as well as one from Distal on that same release. Don't miss DJ Cure at Spiritbar on Thursay, November 14. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cover is $5. Yan Zombie is a Nelson-based electronic music producer and promotor. His events run monthly at Spirtbar. Follow him on twitter @yanzombiemusic.



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Melody’s musical journey has taken her from Nova Scotia to Montreal to Vancouver, with stints in New York and Banff. She now calls Nelson home, having recently been hired to teach singing and songwriting at Selkirk College’s contemporary music and technology program.

A warm and sincere performer, she offers her listeners grooving originals, standards, and jazzy takes on much loved pop songs A Juno and National Jazz Awards nominee, the Victoria Times Colonist called Melody, “a jazz singer of the first order.” A warm and sincere performer, she offers her listeners grooving originals, standards, and jazzy takes on much loved pop songs with “that friendliness that makes listening a relaxing, joyous occasion,” according to Yorkton This Week. A favourite of the CBC, Melody’s albums Lullaby of the Leaves (2002), Dreams & Places (2006) and EQ (2008) are all on regular rotation on national and local radio. Television appearances include Melody’s own episode of the series Jazzman, which airs on BRAVO!TV and The BET Network, and a guest appearance and performance on Joy TV’s P3: People, Places and Perspectives. Melody will be performing with her husband and “musical accomplice,” Doug Stephenson on guitar, fellow Nelson newcomer Rob Fahie on bass and the Kootenays’ own Tony Ferraro on drums. Selkirk Pro-Musica wishes to thank its generous season sponsors: Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.

New book of fabric art The Fabric of Nelson, Kate Bridger’s new book, is now available in local stores and on Bridger’s website. Bridger, a local award-winning fabric artist has lived in Nelson for almost two decades. Her new book represents a collection of work stitched in and around Nelson since arriving here in 1994. Almost all of the pieces now hang on other people’s walls but a few new pieces were created especially for this project. Each piece can take up to 60 hours to complete. The skillful rendering of details gives her work an almost painterly quality. “Much of my time is spent selecting fabrics, cutting out tiny little pieces and then, eventually, freestyle machine stitching to bring dimension and definition to the work,” says Bridger. There are over 80 images in this compact little paperback — from iconic landmarks, like the orange bridge and the fire hall, to backyards, parades and forest walks. “As I assembled work for the book, I was surprised by how prolific I’ve been over the past years. Many of the images in the book predate the digital era and are not quite as cleanly reproduced as the more recent work. But, I think this serves as a good reminder to us all about just how far technology has come in a relatively short time,” comments Bridger. “I tried to represent what I love most about Nelson. There is very little text because I think the pictures say it all,” she adds. The book is small, modestly priced and designed to appeal to locals, gift givers and tourists alike. Production of this publication was sponsored in part by eight local organizations: Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce, Valhalla Path Realty, Prestige Lakeside Resort, Nelson and District Credit Union, Rel-ish Bistro, Snowpack, Dancing Bear Inn and Touchstones Nelson.

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an a letter be political? Even in the diverse and impressive Canadian music scene, there is a lot of esteem in cross-border success. At least for now, broadcasting laws ensure a large percentage of airtime is dedicated to Canadian content (a great law if you’re a Nickelback fan, an existentially paradoxical one if, like all sane people with taste, you’re not) but success still seems to be gauged by American weathervanes like Top 40, Pitchfork, and Rolling Stone. Sure, there are certain success stories, but if you’re not panning through the blogs, your best exposure to new music is usually American-centric sources and the Canadian acts that just happen to make it big down there. Has Canadian music entered a phase where the best way to get in is to first get out? Enter Kenyan-born, Vancouver-based rapper Shad who, in his stellar fourth studio album, confidently, and unapologetically, puts the “u” in Colours.

Every track is great. And I rarely say that about hip-hop albums. Shad – Flying Colours Never mind Kanye’s Yeezus, Jay Z’s (no longer hyphenated, you know) Magna Carta Holy Grail, or fellow Canadian Drake’s Nothing Was The Same, the best hip hop album of the year, for musicality, breadth, subject matter, progressiveness, sheer lyrical skill, and relevance, is Flying Colours. Believe me, I loved those three mentioned albums, as well as others, but nothing comes close to touching Shadrach Kabango this last year. The guy somehow makes socially conscious, expletive-free hip-hop that’s more confrontational than Kanye (see the extended prog jamming and biting commentary of album centerpiece Progress Progress) more scene-chewing than Jay (check out Intro: Lost, that’s pretty much a dueling banjo riff to Jay’s The Ruler’s Back from 2001s The Blueprint) and more confessional than Drake (the Star Trek allusion-crammed He Say She Say). Shad’s quietly been establishing his artist-inresident creds for years. There’s his Juno win for 2011s TSOL, his stint as a panelist on Canada Reads 2012 (for which his championed book, Carmen Aguirre’s Something Fierce, won the prize), his 2013 Polaris Prize gala hosting duties. It’s difficult not to see Flying Colours as the definitive statement




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as to why he’s one of the most multi-talented artists working today. Every track is great. And I rarely say that about hip-hop albums. Usually there’s the misogynist stinker in there that I just hold my nose and endure through. The guests that he enlists to appear here and there (k-os, Lights, Saukrates) bolster and complement their respective tracks instead of bog them down. His wordplay is clever and multi-layered, often asynchronous or unpredictable. His beat production dips both to the lower bass registers (in my personal favourite track Remember to Remember) and also reaches to countrytinged, brassy heights in the Watch the Throne-sampling, outsider anthem Fam Jam (Fe Sum Immigrins). Look, hip hop music has its roots in confrontation and rebelliousness. As such it often suffers from its inexcusable mistake of equating misogyny and homophobia with edginess. Deviations from this mold are too often branded as soft or lame. But Shad has reached into the notion that politically-minded, positive, subversive, and critical hip-hop is somehow lesser, and pulled from it the best album of his career. So here’s Flying Colours, U intact.

Bocephus “Theolopolous” King, Paul “Tiger” Townsend, Wynston “The Professor” Minckler and Charlie “Purple” Hase are coming to Vallican Whole and bringing some new songs with them on Friday, November 22. The tunes are soulful, the band is cookin’ and by the end of the night they’ll have a hootenanny of a psychedelic dance party. Seven years after unleashing his last album to the world, Bocephus King has continued his tradition of genre-defying music with the release of his latest and fifth album, Willie Dixon God Damn. Told in a more contemporary, present voice, Willie Dixon is a new chapter in Bocephus King’s story and a continuation of his last album, the critically acclaimed All Children Believe in Heaven, which left off with tales of 1950’s Hollywood heartbreakers, the Beats and poor lost souls. Willie Dixon is an urgent album created from an eclectic concoction of ingredients, integrating literary and cinematic influences as well as the sounds of Eastern mysticism, soulful street carnival blues and border-town roots rock. Don’t miss this opportunity to see band play at Vallican Whole (3762 Little Slocan Road). Tickets are $10 in advance at or $12 at the door.

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Nelson’s Best Singer Sam Van Schie {vurb} editor


moment alone in the spotlight, singing in front of an auditorium of people looking only at you — that’s the prize guaranteed to everyone who auditions for Nelson’s Best Singer next week. From there, 16 competitors will move onto the semi-finals. Five will sing in the finals. One will take the city title and a $500 prize. Then there’s the chance for the top two local singers to compete regionally, against the top singers from eight or nine other communities in the Kootenays. Last year a Nelson singer — Charlie Pears Smith — took home the regional title that came with a $1,000 cash prize and other career development opportunities. “Nelson is definitly a very amazing place when it comes to the talent of singers and artists that come out of there,” said contest producer Vern Gorham. “I’m really looking forward to seeing the new people who come out of the woodwork this year.” Now in it’s third year, the contest is open to singers of all ages and styles. The only requirement is that you don’t have a recording contract. For many competitors, it will be their first time singing in front of other people. “For a lot of the singers, there’s no question when they get out there they’re nervous,” Gorham said. “They’re not seasoned professionals. It’s a scary situations.”

He tries to make it as supportive an environment as possible — there’s no nasty judges like on reality TV shows. Everyone in the room wants to see the singers succeed. “I sometimes wish I could take the contest element out of it and just make it a ‘share your talent’ night,” Gorham said. “But the competitive angle is what sells tickets, and the bottom line is I want to get people out to see the artists who are performing.” If you’d like time take part in this year’s Nelson’s Best Singer contest, go to and click “Singers Sign Up Here” at the top of the page. The auditions will take place in front of an audience in the L.V. Rogers auditorium. Singers are expected provide their own accompaniment, which can either be pre-recorded on a CD or played live (you can bring other musicians as backup). A piano will be provided. The auditions go Friday, November 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the L.V. Rogers auditorium. Around 30 singers will perform and the public is encouraged to come out and enjoy the show. Tickets are $5 at the door, or in advance at Maglio’s Building Center and Bent Over Leather in Nelson. Proceeds from the night go to the LVR Grad Class. The finalists will be announced in the November 22 issue of {vurb}.

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Coconut: A superfood Kamala Melzack {vurb} contributor


remember wandering through the food aisles, looking for the various items scribbled on my weekly grocery list. Displayed on the shelves was everything coconut: oil, sugar, cream and even flour. I was thrilled! For many decades it was thought that coconut products were unhealthy to consume, that the saturated fat contained inside was harmful. I know, I was told many times from various people that that was the case. In fact, organic virgin coconut oil is one of the healthiest oils on earth. The oil is unique in that it is composed predominately of mediumchain triglycerides (MCT’s are fatty acids of medium length) which are sent directly from the digestive tract to the liver to be broken down. This leads to the efficient burning of energy. Unlike the long-chain fatty acids that are most commonly found in people’s diets, coconut oil increases good cholesterol in the body and turns into ketone bodies to help blood concentration.

And that is not all! Coconut oil can not only boost metabolism but it allows you to literally eat your way to better health. The lauric acid in coconut oil can kill bacteria, viruses and fungi which in turn helps the body to stave off infections. There is both scientific and anecdotal evidence of great health benefits, including increased energy, weight loss, natural antibiotic activity and insulin stabilization. It is recommended by The Coconut Research Center’s Dr. Bruce Fife to ingest one to three tablespoons of coconut oil a day for health maintenance. Today we witness the coconut being applied to a wide variety of products. It is used to moisturize the skin and hair, leaving it soft, radiant and healthy. It treats frizz, removes even the most stubborn mascara and is even seen in night creams. The milk of the coconut can make great smoothies, soups and curries; the water has impressive electrolyte content; the white fleshly inside is used as shredded, strips or flaked coconut. These are just some of the benefits that this superfood can offer. Why not give it a try and find out yourself? Kamala Melzack is a graphic designer at the Nelson Star.

Eight way to use coconut oil at home 1) Cooking at high heats – Coconut oil has a high smoke point, so it won’t burn in a hot frying pan. 2) Replace vegetable oils in baking – It can be substituted 1:1 for any other oil in recipes. 3) Add it to your smoothies – Put a spoonful in your smoothies for the health benefit and for added energy throughout the day. 4) Vegan alternative for butter – Coconut oil tastes delicious on toast or popcorn, even if you aren’t vegan. 5) Body moisturizer – Spread it on your skin after showering.

6) Makeup remover – Get makeup off, while improving your skin 7) Deep conditioner for hair – Rub a small amount into your hair before bed, comb through and wash out in the morning. 8) Season your cast iron pan – Because of its tolerance to higher heats, coconut oil is ideal for seasoning cookware. After washing a new pan, coat the cooking surface with a generous amount of coconut oil and bake at 250 F for two hours. Allow to cool and drain the oil into a container to reuse it later. You’ll want to re-season the pan after each of the first few uses.


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This weekend at the Nelson Civic Theatre: 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 war-themed 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 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 Capitol Theatre Season Series presents ArtsClub Theatre’s Boeing-Boeing: A MileHigh Comedy on Saturday, November 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets are sold out. 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. 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 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.

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On Saturday November 9, Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions presents Brian Kalbfleisch on vocals, ukulele and piano followed by Clayton Middleton and Colin Weeks on guitars and vocals.

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.

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Desert Dwellers and Kaminanda play Spiritbar on Saturday, November 9. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $15 to $20 in advance at the Hume Hotel, or $20 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.


post meeting Member & Volunteer appreciation party. Please join us! 320 Vernon St (Alley entrance)


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.


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).

Juno nominees Hollerado play Spiritbar on Sunday, November 10 with Pup. Tickets are $10, available in advance at the Hume Hotel or at by searching “Hume Hotel.” Yan Zombie Presents: Vancouver DJ Cure on Thursday, November 14 at Spiritbar. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cover is $5. The After Work Dance Party on Friday, November 15 will feature drummer Rick Frye with Clinton Swanson and Friends at Finley's Irish Pub. Filling out the rhythm section will be Colin Spence on keys and Rob Fahie on bass. Show time is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cover is by donation. Put on your dancing shoes.

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 kootenaysbestsinger. com.


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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 Fernie stoke-folk band 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.



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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 On Saturday, November 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. Ellison's Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions presents Jan Van Gold with Hunter Stanway followed by Eli and Dylan from Selkirk music program. Mrs. Strange and The Magpies play Saturday, November 16 at the Dam Inn Pub (3126 Station Road, South Slocan). Both bands are made up of students from the Selkirk Music Program. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door, or $8 in advance at the Dam Inn. 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



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Local rock band Sunshine Drive welcomes winter at the second annual Snowmotion event at Spiritbar on Friday, November 22. Doors open at 8 p.m. Grandtheft will be spinning at Spiritbar on Saturday, November 23. Doors open at 10 p.m. First 100 tickets are $10 at the Hume Hotel front desk.



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Cottonwood Singers directed by Kathleen Neudorf presents Music for a November's Evening on Sunday, November 24 at 7 p.m. at St. Saviour's Pro-Cathedral. The choir will be joined by Lalin, directed by Allison Girvan and Ananta, a newly formed trio of sopranos Allison Girvan, Noemi Kiss and Kathleen Neudorf. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and are available at Otter Books and Gericks Cycle and Ski.


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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L.V. Rogers field hockey team winless so far

Locals in tough at BC tournament

Kevin Mills

Nelson Star Editor

Despite some great individual efforts, the L.V. Rogers secondary school girls field hockey team has struggled at the provincial tournament. The local squad is winless after its first three games in the BC Secondary School Girls Field Hockey AA Championship taking place at Collingwood school in West Vancouver. The girls began the tournament Wednesday morning, dropping a 2-0 decision to the host team. “We played equal with them,” said head coach Val Gibson. “They had more penalty corners, which led them to some great shots on goal.” The coach said the penalties were approximately 20 to 2 in favour of the host squad. “That means they were putting it at our feet on purpose and we were not able to move out of the way on time,” she added. The girls played again that afternoon, losing 5-0 to number-one ranked Crofton House secondary.

“Our girls are playing great. We’re not making any huge errors. We just aren’t used to playing at that speed.” Gibson said her squad normally plays on natural grass, while the Lower Mainland teams play on much faster artificial turf or water-based turf fields. “It’s not an excuse, it’s just a reason... We’re getting outplayed because they are used to passing on that type of field all the time. We just don’t have the speed with the ball.” She credits her goaltender for keeping the team in the match. “Had it not been for Tara Yowek, the goalie, the score would have been much higher.” She said Yowek is one of the main reasons the local squad qualified for the tourney. “The defence has also been stellar,” she added. In the third contest, the locals dropped a 3-0 decision to Windsor. The locals will now play in the consolation bracket of the tournament.

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L.V. Rogers secondary girls field hockey team has had a rough time at the provincials. File photo

Banquet planned to help grow sport

Grizzlies raise funds for rugby future Kirsten Hildebrand Nelson Star Reporter

The Grizzlies are doing all they can to keep young cubs coming into the expanding sport of rugby. “Rugby is growing really quickly,” said L.V. Rogers teacher and coach Michael Joyce. Adds Grizzly Eddie Vulcano, “At the youth level and that’s where we want it to grow.” In 1989, there were between 15 and 20 guys playing in the Nelson Grizzlies Rugby Club and they needed to recruit Japanese students from the Canadian International College to help fill the team. Today, the sport has grown and 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the Grizzlies who have represented the region at the BC Rugby Union in provincial finals on several occasions. Society president Brian Garvin said the sport has benefitted, on a broader scale, from the playing of rugby sevens in the Olympics and locally, with the development of the Kootenay Rugby Union. “We’d like to be a juggernaut of rugby in our province,” Garvin said as he eyes up the success of the youth program. With three healthy school-aged boys teams and a robust girls team, kids with strong skills are able to take their game to the next level. Some stalwart L.V. Rogers Bombers have gone on to fields beyond Nelson. Quinn Cowie and Sean Hickson play for the Rowers in Vancouver and Jim Stephenson plays for the Waterloo Warriers. Former LVR student Tribly Buck has also gone

The L.V. Rogers Bombers toured Wales, Ireland and North Ireland in March 2013. These muddy faces in huddle belong to (from left to right) Eli Wilson, Callahan Seagram and Jeff Vreys. Submitted photo

onto play with the Vikes, the University of Victoria’s women’s team. The rookie benefitted from Grizzlies scholarships handed out annually to a male or female player. Rugby is the fastest growing sport with high school girls. It’s a sport that offers options for all body types and skill sets — and a physical component female players may enjoy. “Just because it’s a contact sport doesn’t exclude girls,” said Joyce. Adds Vulcano. “You pull out those pads and they want to tackle.”

Developing strong skills among youth has a certain self-serving goal. The Grizzlies organization is keen on getting more players out on the field with the men’s league. They play two to three times a week saying it helps them “feel good and stay fit.” But key to the rugby organization is the friendships and community development that occurs. “It’s because of the camaraderie of the game,” said Garvin. “You beat the crap out of each other and then you have a beer together — because you have a proper network, the community develops.” And in return, the senior men’s rugby is a vehicle for the economic stability of the youth program. In addition to scholarships, fundraising by the Grizzlies covers the costs of travel for the local teams. In addition to playing around BC, every two years they take a bigger trip. In 2015, there are spring break plans to head to Argentina to play. The Grizzlies are holding their annual fundraising banquet and awards ceremony on November 16 at the Eagles Hall. Alligator Pie will cater and Val Kilmer and the New Coke will get people dancing. A silent auction is also planned being vital in helping kids get out on the field. “I don’t want economics to curtail someone from taking part in athletics,” said Garvin. Tickets for the banquet are available at The Dock, Finley’s, The New Grand, Green-Light Communications and by phoning Ed Vulcano at 250-551-3792. Doors open at 6 p.m.


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It may be a holiday weekend, but there will be no rest for the Nelson Leafs. The local Kootenay International Junior Hockey League squad will play three games on consecutive nights, starting tonight when they host the Princeton Posse at 7 p.m. in the Nelson and District Community Complex. On Saturday, the Leafs will play their second home game, also at 7 p.m., when the Spokane Braves pay a visit to the NDCC. The Leafs have a streak of 17 games without a loss in regulation time. However head coach Frank Maida said it’s a long season and the squad has to look forward and focus on one game at a time. He said the boys are ready for the weekend action. “We really like to play at home in front of our fans, but at the same time, playing on the road is good for us.” The team will hit the road for a Sunday tilt against the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. “It’s an advantage for us playing in a smaller rink,” said Maida, adding that travel is “not a big issue” for the local boys. He said most of the other ice rinks have smaller surfaces, which he believes helps his squad. Nelson currently sits in first place in the Neil Murdoch Division of the Kootenay Conference. The local squad has the best record in the KIJHL.



Friday, November 8, 2013 Nelson Star

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Captain Kerry Reed (left) shows off a 16-pound Rainbow while Coeur d’Alene resident Jeff Sharon (right) has a nice Rainbow of his own. Submitted photos

The Fishing Report – Kerry Reed

The perfect time of year Sue Adam(second from right) at Gateway Guesthouse, Austin, Texas with Chef Bess(far right) My friends Bess and Blaise own this unique B & B, Gateway Guesthouse, in Austin,”Live Music Capital of the World” Their hospitality and food are awesome. We had a personalized sleep, eat, shop, cook and eat experience. After breakfast, we went to some of the area’s most innovative organic farms for tours and shopping. Back at the Inn, a light tapas lunch was served while everyone discussed the dinner meal and preparation. Then we rolled up our sleeves, ready to cook. Bess led us through the entire meal preparation. Finally, we sat down in the beautiful dining room to dine on the day’s feast.

Meticulous Travel Full Service Agency 3062 Hwy 3A Nelson, BC V1L 6Z9

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Everything seems perfect for ing surface action. I am looking fall/winter fishing now! Our water forward to some high-flying, linetemperatures are just right. Our screaming, Rainbow-trout action weather has been good. And our fish are starting to cooperate. We have had a lot of days with 10 to 15 fish coming to the boat. Lots of action for our groups. Still a lot of smaller fish, but the odd big one gets hooked each day to help keep the excitement up. Rainbows up to 19 pounds and Dollies up to 12 pounds have been caught lately. One of my best days in the past couple weeks saw us hook into 17 fish up to 16 pounds. That was Wood. Gas. Pellet. Propane heating. a busy day. Hope to see more of that action as the season progresses. for the next couple months. It’s my favorite time of year now What are they biting on? as it should make for some excitMost of our Rainbows are be-

ing caught on the surface now. Although we have still been catching a few on the downriggers. And the dollies have been mostly on the deep lines, but starting to get the odd one on the surface. So, it’s been best to cover both angles. Our bucktail flies have been working well lately. My best colours have been:   Black/white, grey/white, purple/white, and some brown/orange. Or lucky numbers: 203, 210, 213, 214, 215, and 224. Lyman plugs have been catching their share of the action also. Favorite numbers have been 14, 16, 55, 69, and 100. Try trolling these on the surface or down to about 100 feet is working as well. And the good old flasher/ hoochie combo has been picking up its fair share of Dollies. Green seems to be the hot colour. Fishing anywhere from 50 to 120 feet. Definitely my favorite time of year!!  So, let’s get out there. Fishing Derby: With the first two fall fishing derbies down, there is still one remaining before the new year. The Kaslo Rainbow Derby takes place November 8 to 10. Good luck to everybody. Tight lines.

NELSON – Nelson Health Unit, 2nd Fl - 333 Victoria St Friday November 15, November 22, 9 am – 3:30 pm FLU/PNEUMO BY APPT NELSON – Nelson Health Unit, 2nd Fl - 333 Victoria St Friday November 29, December 6, 9 am – 3:30 pm FLU/PNEUMO BY APPT Call 250-505-7200 to book an appointment BRING YOUR CARE CARD WITH YOU!

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For more information contact your local public health office, call the Nelson flu line 250-505-7230 or visit

November 7, 2013 For the benefit of Kootenay Lake area residents, the following lake levels are provided by FortisBC as a public service. Queen’s Bay:

Present level: 1742.43 ft. 7 day forecast: Up 12 to15 inches. 2013 peak: 1749.42 ft. / 2012 peak: 1753.78 ft.


Present level: 1742.36 ft. 7 day forecast: Up 12 to15 inches.

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

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Craft Fairs


13th Annual Baker Street Christmas Craft Faire, @ Best Western Nelson. Fri Nov 15th,10am - 9pm, Sat Nov 16th 10am - 5pm Sun Nov 17th 10am - 3pm Admission $2.00 Featuring over 40 vendors.

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2013 Kootenay Artisan Fair at Prestige Lakeside Resort, 50 + Jurried Artisan Vendors & Live Music Friday Nov 22nd 12-7, Saturday Nov 23rd 10-6 & Sunday Nov 24th 11-4. Find us on Facebook for our sneak peak album. Balfour Hallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas Craft Faire Saturday Nov 23, 9 to 3, Door Prizes! Free Admission! Accepting Aimee Beaulieu Transition House Donations. Table information: 229-5265

Presents 2013 Winter Craft Fair Dec. 14th & 15th 10 am - 4 pm Central School Gym 811 Stanley St. Nelson

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Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: ďŹ Lions Club of Nelson 2013 Community Grant Program. Accepting applications until Nov 30th, 2013 Application forms & detailed grant guidelines are available by contacting or the clubs website: Nelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resources Centre Drop in Wed. 12-2 pm at 719 Vernon St., Nelson For info: 250 352-6008; or visit

Christmas Antique & Collectable Sale Sat, Dec 14, 9 - 4 Robson Hall, lots of different vendors with a wide variety of treasures & gifts Admission by donation (cash or food) proceeds to Harvest Food Bank for more inform Call 250-365-6261

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Lost & Found

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LOST: Black Knee High Suede Boots Sat Oct 19th in Glacier Cab reward 352-6120 LOST: iPhone & a few other things on the weekend of Oct 19th Sarah @ 352-2252 LOST: Uphill on Fort Sheppard Drive 2 boys red coats, not meant to be TtoT 352-5800

Experienced logging truck driver to haul with short log quad trailer, in Canal Flats area. Competitive wages along with benefits & pension. Call (250)349-5415 or email hoobanofďŹ&#x201A;


Employment Accounting/ Bookkeeping Bethel Christian Centre is accepting applications for P/T bookkeeper. Closing date Nov 15th. Email resume to

2 Kitchen Helpers Req. F/T for Cuisine of India $10.25/hr. Wash and peel vegetables and fruit. Wash work tables, cupboards and appliances. Remove trash and clean kitchen garbage containers. Unpack & store supplies. Contact: Pam cuisine Location: Cuisine of India 908 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar BC

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Applicants will need to hold a valid TQ for Heavy Duty or Commercial Transport, class three driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence and Motor Vehicle Inspection licence would be an asset.

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

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Civil Engineering Technologist II (Re-Advertisement) District of Kitimat, full time permanent - wage range $37.01 - $44.78 over two years. Civil Technologist diploma required. Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, duties include a variety of infrastructure investigations, surveying, design, contract preparation, inspection and material testing on projects related to the municipalityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s water, sewer, drainage and transportation systems. Candidates should be proficient in using electronic survey equipment, computer assisted design using AutoCad 3D, and MS Office. Valid BC driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license required. Submit resumes by November 29, 2013, 4:30 pm, to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, BC, V8C 2H7, Fax (250) 632-4995, or email

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Permanent P/T Jr Bookkeeper/Secretary. Hand written cover letter + resume to PO Box 383, Nelson, BC V1L 5R2



Individuals or groups with car or truck required to deliver Yellow Pagesâ&#x201E;˘ Telephone Directories door to door starting the last week of November.

PDC Logistics Call: 1-800-661-1910 Mon.- Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit:

Help Wanted

YRB Yellowhead Road & Bridge Heavy Duty Mechanic Wanted Yellowhead Road & Bridge (Kootenay) Ltd. is looking for Mechanics for our New Denver & Creston facilities.

Resumes can be faxed to 250-352-2172 or e-mailed to

Born on December 18, 1962 in Montreal Quebec, Michael eventually found his way to the West Kootenays in 1989 where he made his home ever since. There will be a Celebration of Life for Michael on Sunday November 10 at 11 am to 2 pm with Service at 12 noon. Refreshments to follow. The location is Crescent Valley Community Hall, 1385 Hwy 6 (next to Crescent Valley Fire Hall) For location details please call Terry at 250.359.7100

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Journeyman Head Electrician Permanent Full Time Opportunity Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Must have a B.C. Field Safety Representative CertiÂżFate To $pply OnlineZZZ.Roomto*roZBC.Fa Competition # 546274

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

The ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience in a respected collision repair facility and excellent customer service skills. Management experience is a plus. Position offers competitive wages and full beneďŹ ts.

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Manager, Social Initiatives This is a temporary, full-time position to cover a one-year term. The position can be located in any of CBTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four offices. View details at or request them from Debra Stewart at 1.800.505.8998. ResumĂŠs accepted via email to by noon PT, /PWFNCFS  XXXDCUPSHt

623 Railway Street, Nelson

Duties include inspecting the physical damage of vehicles and fostering excellent customer relations by providing timely, accurate estimates for repair work in a professional and courteous manner. Must be proďŹ cient in documenting the necessary repair work using ICBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estimating program or similar software. Organization skills, the ability to multi-task, and the willingness to take on greater responsibility in leading our team and operations are desirable.

With Sadness we announce the sudden passing of Michael Garand on Sunday November 3rd.

As well, Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many friends whose lives and hearts were touched by his spirit, wit, vision and humour are deeply saddened by his passing. Michael was also well known for his dedication as a teacher possessing extensive and deep knowledge and understanding of the lawful rights and freedoms of all people.

Inland Kenworth Parker Pacific Cranbrook BC has an opening for a RESIDENT EQUIPMENT FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN FOR THE WEST KOOTENAY AREA A fully stocked Service Truck is provided with this position. Technician must have ability to work unsupervised and is responsible for submitting work hours. Competitive wage and benefit package offered. Fax or e-mail resume to Russ Grainger Fax: 250-426-6122 Email:

We thank all who apply, only those who qualify will be contacted.

Michael Garandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Obituary Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s closest relatives include his brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Danny and Raymond and his daughter Trinity.


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Please apply by submitting your cover letter and resume to: Don McTeer, Manager Kalawsky Collision Centre 2308 6th Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 3LR Fax: (250) 365-1043 Email:




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The Nelson Star is running new crossword puzzles! The answer for Wednesday’s paper will be printed in Friday’s paper while the Friday answers will be published in Wednesday’s paper. Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis ACROSS 1 “__ to you, buddy!” 5 Mon. or Jan., e.g. 9 Ringo of the Fab Four 14 Fan club focus 15 Painfully tender 16 __ for: sublime 17 Genre with listener participation 19 Cook in an oven 20 Clean air org. 21 Olympics sword 22 Harboring a grudge 23 Milkshake insert 25 Homeric protagonist 27 Den piece 29 Pitching whiz 30 Outfielder Suzuki 33 Mexican Mrs. 34 Ice cream drink 38 Some fight endings, and a hint to the word endings in 17-, 25-, 46- and 60Across 41 Tonsillitis-treating MDs 42 Have a bite of 43 Boozehounds 44 “__ Believer”: Monkees hit 45 “Class dismissed” sound 46 Three-time Masters winner 51 Very very 55 Like some clothing patches 56 Grand-scale tale 58 Have a bite 59 Eva of Argentina 60 Enter forcibly, as a home 62 Leaving nothing out 63 “__ your pardon” 64 Rain like crazy 65 Singer Furtado 66 Keyboard goof 67 Avg. levels


Merchandise for Sale

Trades, Technical

Tai Chi

Food Products

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: FRASER SHINGLING & EXTERIORS LTD. Wanted Aluminum and Vinyl siding installers. Full Crews with own equipment only. Contact Giselle at 780 962 1320, or at

Beginner’s Chen Tai-Chi starting first few weeks of November. Classes start with Chi-Gong, into Tai Chi, finishing with Tai Chi sword. Tues & Thur 7-8:15 pm, Central School Gym. Chris Gibson 505-4562

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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 Located 150km Northwest of Prince George, BC Mount Milligan is one of British Columbia’s first major metals mine of this century.

4 Broad-antlered deer 5 On the double, in memos 6 Latino corner store 7 Prickly shrub 8 Vintage touring car 9 Swing and a miss, say 10 Incisor, for one 11 See 61-Down 12 Choir platform 13 Nostalgically styled 18 Edit considerably 22 All-purpose answer to “Why?” 24 Sneaker brand 26 Lawman Wyatt 28 Butler’s underling 30 Prez after Harry 31 MSNBC rival 32 Sweltering 33 Pig’s place 34 Racing shell 35 Sounds of surprise 36 Barely passing grade 37 Donkey 39 __ Mountains: Eurasian border range

Home Improvements

Laminates - $0.69/sq ft Engineered - $1.99/sq ft Hardwood - $2.79/sq ft Overnight Delivery in most of BC!

Wednesday’s Solved Saturday’sPuzzle Puzzle Solved We are currently recruiting for the following positions: Mill Operations Superintendent

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Mill Electrical / Instrumentation Supervisor

Pets & Livestock


52 Basis of a creed 53 Given four stars, say 54 Tiny elemental components 57 Othello’s confidant 60 Bridle mouthpiece 61 With 11-Down, “See you then!”

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40 “Can’t catch a break” 44 “Wouldn’t that be nice!” 45 She lost her sheep 46 __ the bud 47 Goodnight girl of song 48 Snorkeler’s vista 49 Hillock 50 Churchill Downs event


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

Chief Metallurgist

Feed & Hay ALFALFA, alfalfa mix (small square bales) in Lister. Call Jay or Trish at 250-428-9755 HAY FOR SALE small square $160/ton 250-428-4316

Cleaning Services

Furniture MOVING! Armoire, Desk with 6 drawers, antique wicker furniture, coffee table, end table, sofa table set. Framed pictures 352-0522

Huge Garage Sale Don’t miss it 722 Airport Rd, Salmo

Over 300 Choices Lowest Prices Guaranteed!


BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.65/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger $4.00/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

Garage Sales

FLOORING SALE By Billie Truitt


Cleaning Services

Sat & Sun, Nov 9th & 10th 9:00 to 3:00 Stereos, Furniture Christmas, Collectibles Antiques, Tools, etc, etc 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.

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53’and insulated containers all sizes in stock. SPECIAL Trades are welcome. 40’ Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

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

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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Nelson Fairview: Clean quiet, 2 bdrm apt. Adult oriented. NS/NP. Ref required. $650/mo + util. Avail Nov 15th Call 250-352-3965

Commercial/ Industrial 2500 sq feet store front building in slocan park $1000/m + util 250 226-7335


Homes for Rent 2 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath house in lower Fairview, 1200 sq, full basement 1/2 finished, garage and carport $1400/m Tom 352-5679 Castlegar North 2 Bdrm Separate walk out basement suite, brand new reno, very clean & bright with all new appliances Fridge, stove, W/D, over the range Micro D/W, No smoking, No pets. $750/mth + utilities Avail Immediately 250-869-5772 Large Exec House on 5 acres Blewett area $1500/m avail Nov 15th or Dec 1st 604 5744238 or 604 534-3981 Mobile Home in Thrums 3 Bdrms, with Deck, addition & appliances, $725/mth 250-304-9273, 250-359-7178 NELSON- 2 bdrm executive waterfront home, 6 mile Nelson, partially furnished. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $1700/m + utils. Avail Dec 1st (250)8254471 or 250-354-9434.

Suites, Lower CASTLEGAR SOUTH 1 bdrm basement suite fully furnished & equipped includes util. cable, internet, private ent close to bus stops, $750/mth Available Dec 1st, 250-3655164 Spacious furnished 1 bdrm apt 352-5518





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

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

Real Estate Acreage for Sale Winlaw 5873 Hwy 6, 2.3 flat unzoned acres, water license tear down trailer, with septic field, $129,000, 250-226-7038


Houses For Sale HUGE DISCOUNTS on Canadian SRI homes. Order before interest rates jump! Immediate delivery or order now and lock in your savings. Call Don or Jesse at 1-866-766-2214. Show homes & factory tours only at Lake Country Modular, 515 Beaver Lake Road, Kelowna.

Enjoy the games!

Paper routes available, call the Nelson Star at 250-352-1890

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

Cars - Domestic

2000 Buick Century, Excellent condition, 120,466 miles, Silver Grey, 4 good summer and 4 good winter tires, cd/radio, air conditioning. $3200 Call: 250-367-9453

Trucks & Vans 1996 Mazda B4000 V6, manual, long box, with canopy/roof rack, 2 sets of tires/rims, lots of work done with receipts, runs excellent, no rust, $4000 OBO,250-365-4935

Boats World’s Finest FISHING BOATS

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

Nelson Star

Friday, November 8, 2013


Three theatres wanted

Proposal for redevelopment

The Nelson Civic Theatre Society has released a Request for Proposals for redevelopment of the 1936 cinema, marking a milestone in the progress of the Civic Theatre. The society is seeking a qualified architectural firm to take the project from master plan through construction in the renovation of its single auditorium into a three-theatre venue, and ideally, the firm selected will have a working presence in Nelson. “This is a major point in our work so far,” says NCTS president Marilyn Mint. “The RFP has been carefully developed, building on our research and addressing the complexity of the project.” The Nelson Civic Theatre Society was granted occupation of the theatre in October 2012 after a successful bid that included a comprehensive feasibility study and business plan. Since June 2013, after a successful fundraising campaign allowed for digital conversion, the theatre has been open for regular movies and community rentals, while behind the scenes long-term planning and fundraising has continued. Early in the process the society identified the necessity of moving to a multi-screen model to ensure viability as a social enterprise, and began to explore options. With the approval of the Architectural Institute of BC, a volunteer planning team made up of local architect and board member Graeme Leadbeater and interns Rob Stacey and Lukas Armstrong, advanced a preliminary master plan. A hazardous materials assessment has already been undertaken. A programming analysis projecting the next 20 years is a further consideration in the RFP, which calls for the Civic to be “a dynamic cultural hub and a key component of Nelson’s vibrant downtown.” “As a social enterprise, we use solid business principles to generate revenue with the goal to reinvest profits in the community,” says Mint. “Everything we do is with commitment to the community in mind. This request for proposals is in full consideration of that, so we hope to find a proponent who can fully understand and embrace that tenet.” The RFP is a detailed document outlining proposed stages of the project with a projected start date of January 2015. Interested parties should contact Sue Adam at for full information and a copy of the RFP. Submission deadline is November 29.

“This is a major point in our work so far.”

Marilyn Mint

Charities Benefit from Bazaar 2013 The Catholic Cathedral of Mary Immaculate Parish and the Catholic Women’s League held their annual Bazaar and Tea at the end of October. Proceeds from this event go to local charities. The following received a donation from the Grand Raffle: Nelson Hospice Society • Nelson Kidsport Nelson Food Cupboard • Nelson United Church Friends of the Family • Nelson Salvation Army Nelson Health Equipment Loan Cupboard (HELP) We would like to thank the community for their patronage of our bazaar each year. The donations enable us to express our unity and support for those local charities which bring help and comfort to so many people in our city. Winner of the Grand Raffle were: 1st Prize $300.00 Danielle Klassen 2nd Prize $200.00 Sister Nancy Hurren 3rd Prize $100.00 Pearl Hesse 21

Churches of Nelson

Bringing to you our weekly words.

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

Sunday Service in Balfour

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


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

Unity Centre of the Kootenays starts at 11am

Our Course in Miracles teacher Bo Pearce’s topic will be “Embrace You Magnitude”

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

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

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

Anglican Church of Canada St. Saviour's Pro Cathedral Ward & Silica, Nelson Family Service & Eucharist Children’s Sunday School Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.

St. Michael & All Angels Busk Road, Balfour Sunday Service 11:00 a.m.

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

ALL ARE WELCOME! Evangelical

Covenant Church

Loving Jesus, Loving People, Transforming Lives


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


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

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

The Bucket List: Forgive Someone Rev. Scott Simpson - First Baptist Church

Having a ‘bucket list’, a list of things to do before we kick the bucket, has increased in popularity since the movie of the same name appeared in 2007. I have my own bucket list. It includes learning to juggle, raising goats and riding from Argentina to Alaska on a motorbike. These lists can be fun, even meaningful or insightful, but I wonder if they sometimes gloss over the important stuff. What do we really want to leave behind as a legacy to others? What are some of the crucial things we should do before we die?

And what things did Jesus prioritize during the last week of his life before the cross?

Among the last words of Jesus before his death were, “Father, forgive them”. He spoke these words in reference to the very people who had just pounded nails through his hands and feet. In doing so, he also extended forgiveness to us and gave us an example that we should learn to forgive one another. Bucket list number one? Forgive someone.

Learning to forgive doesn’t mean that we will suddenly feel good about the situation that caused us pain or that the offender shouldn’t face consequences or that we will automatically trust that person again. So, what does it mean? How do we know if we have truly forgiven a person? The Bible gives us a number of clues that can be put together as a kind of ‘forgiveness map’ to help guide us in the journey.

More than simply saying ‘I forgive you’, learning to forgive takes time and includes the following decisions: resist thoughts of revenge (Romans 12:19); do not wish the NEW LOCATION person harm (1 Thess. Kootenay Christian Fellowship 5:15); begin to wish 520 Falls Street, (just off Baker St.) them well (Luke 6:28); sympathize with their faults (Proverbs 24:17); Join us for our worship celebration in our pray for them (Matthew 5:44); be ready to help new location Sunday @ 10:30 AM them (Exodus 23:4); and, if possible, reconcile  Developing Relationships  Music that will move you with them (Romans  Helping people - Help people 12:18) – this is the path Church Office: 1.888.761.3301 Jim Reimer, Pastor of forgiveness.

The Salvation Army Nelson Community Church

Sunday Worship Service at 11:00 am Jim Reimer Everyone is Welcome Your Pastors:

Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows 250 551 4986

601 Vernon Street (Middle Level)

Nelson United Church Sunday Worship Gathering 10:00 am Minister: David Boyd All are Welcome

Carol Prochaska presiding Guest Speaker: Cameron Wenaus Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre Annual UCW Christmas Bazaar Saturday, November 9, 10:00 am till 2:00 pm Corner of Josephine and Silica Streets Ph: 250-352-2822 •

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

“Lest We Forget”

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

Experiencing the power of being forgiven is also essential if we are to forgive others. This is possible because of the good news that ‘If we own up to our sins, God is faithful and will forgive us’ (1 John 1:9). Learning to forgive is essential if we are to experience freedom in life for, as author Lewis Smedes said, ‘To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you’.

Let’s put ‘forgive someone’ at the top of our bucket list so that we can truly live before we die.


Friday, November 8, 2013 Nelson Star


Campaign has raised $6,000 to date

Membership drive slows Nelson Star staff

Kootenay Co-op Radio is nearing the end of its annual fall membership drive but is only two-fifths of the way to meeting its fundraising goal. The campaign has raised $6,000 to date. The goal is to raise $15,000. As a member-owned cooperative, KCR’s membership drives account for over a third of the station’s operating costs. The biannual drives are a way for the radio to reach out to new members, and to remind current members that their memberships need to renewed once per year. Holding an active membership lets you participate in the governance of KCR. Some memberships also come with a Friends of KCR card for discounts at lots of local businesses. Simply by using the Friends of KCR card, your membership will pay for itself. The fee for membership is either a $30 flat fee or a monthly payments of $4 or $5, which totals $48 or $60 over the course of the year. Only members making monthly payments get the discount card. Memberships are available for purchase online at, at the station (308A Hall


Street), or at various booths set up around the community until November 9. Booth locations include Kootenay Co-op, Nelson Library, Save On Foods and the Nelson Trading Co. Kootenay Co-op Radio is also fundraising $10,000 for a new transmitter. A donor program called “the $100 club” supports this effort. Any individual or group that donates $100 becomes part of the club. This week KCR radio show hosts will have special guests and great prizes for listeners who buy or renew memberships or donate to the $100 club. See a list of special programming and guests at

L.V. Rogers Report – Zolena Weeks

Active school community The golden leaves have fallen This new program offers kids off the trees, the fog is intrench- age two to six with intellectual ing our little town, and snow- disabilities opportunities to deflakes are beginning to drift velop social and motor skills in a down from the thick clouds fun and supportive environment. above. Finally, 14 students from Ms. The change in seasons comes Martin’s Global Perspectives and with the change in terms for L.V. Rogers students. The month of October went by in a flash and as we have settled into the cold months, we have settled into the school routine. During the past month, many events in Kootenay Lifestyle Specialists the realm of social justice and activism ocKevin Layla curred. 250-354-2958 250.354.3369 International students, Global We never stop moving® Perspective 12 students and Aboriginal Education students all Leadership classes attended WE participated in a Leadership and Day in Vancouver. Integration retreat for two days It is amazing to see how many at Dutch Harbour. The event’s students are active in our comgoal was to create connections munity and in international acand share inspiring stories be- tivism. tween students. In upcoming social justice acA group of Grade 12 students tivities, the student-led school who are active in our community Amnesty International group have helped in the creation of is planning their annual Write the Nelson branch of the Spe- for Rights in honour of Human cial Olympics BC Active Start Rights Day on December 10. program. Teachers can sign up and their


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classes will be brought down to the library to write letters for both local and international cases, the event will occur on December 4 and 5. The 24-Hour Writing contest has also come and gone. All students interviewed expressed that it was an amazing experience to write for a large amount of time without distractions, and to be surrounded with such positive peers dedicated to creative writing. The Theatre Performance and Media Arts classes have been working together to create short film scenes with the theme of make-ups, break-ups, and “I love you.” The finished product will be viewed by the students in coming weeks. Grads have been quite busy recently with university nights, where representatives from different schools have come to LVR. The Grad committee has also been busy planning fundraisers for the class of 2014. An upcoming fundraiser is the Nelson’s Best Singer contest. The event takes place on Friday, November 15, in the L.V. Rogers gym. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are only $5, available at Maglio’s Building Center, Bent Over Leather, and the halls of LVR. All kids under five are free. So come out and listen to the best singers in Nelson and support our grads this year.

Nelson Star

Friday, November 8, 2013


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Touchstones of Nelson – Greg Scott

State-of-the-art ballet boxes created

Dateline: November 3, 1913 No more are the voters of Nelson to cut their fingers by trying to push ballot papers in rough-edged slits in bread cans, no more will the returning officers at election times be seen poking voting papers into the tins with slivers of wood, for the city of Nelson now owns about the most modern type of ballot boxes in existence. With the aid of carpenters, a table with ballot boxes attached has been devised which is not only adaptable for the purpose but attractive in appearance. There are three boxes which rise some distance above the top of the table and extend to the floor. The boxes are attached to the table by a metallic clasp and are easily removable. The result is a table and ballot box arrangement which is admirably suitable for its purpose and will hold more ballot papers than are likely to be voted at one booth at a Nelson election for some time to come.

Dateline: November 6, 1913 Chocko-Mika, which is Chinook for “You Come,” was the name adopted by the commit-

tee for the big carnival which is to be held in Nelson next year and which it is proposed to advertise on such a scale that visitors will be brought from many points in Canada and the United States to take part in the festivities. Kootenay Karnival and Carnagatta were the two other names selected by a special committee from 67 suggestions. A $25 prize was awarded for the winning suggestion. Steps are to be taken toward securing estimates of the cost of advertising in newspapers and by means of extensive billboard advertising, and various other publicity plans are under discussion. (note: spelling had changed to “Chah-Ko-Mika” by November 21 Daily News edition) Dateline: November 10, 1913 By the largest majority ever given a money bylaw in the city of Nelson, the property owners on Saturday voted to purchase for $50,000 the plant of the Nelson Coke & Gas Company and under agreement between the City Council and the Economical Apparatus Gas Construction Company of Toronto, the corporation will commence

operation of the undertaking as a municipal enterprise on January 1. The number of property owners who turned out to vote, as well as over four to one majority received by the bylaw, was a record. The number of votes cast was 494 and there were only four spoiled ballots. Practically every woman resident on the assessment

roll turned out and voted and apparently most of them favoured the purchase of the plant. Dateline: November 24, 1913 Travellers coming from the Okanagan district to the Boundary via Oroville, Wash., or who make the trip in the opposite direction are be-


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Adopt a rescue pet, and save a life! Cuties for the Holidays!

Here are some of the wonderful, deserving pets looking for forever homes. All KAAP adoptables live in community foster homes, and are available for visits. All pets adopted from KAAP are spayed/ neutered and vaccinated. Please look online at for other available pets, and for our adoption application forms. Or call 250-551-1053 for more info.

DEWD, RIFF and BUDDY They are almost 8 months old, medium-hair male teenage kittens. They are snuggly, affectionate, clean and litter trained, well-mannered yet playful. Purrfect companions. Call 250-551-1053 to visit.

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PUMPKIN Pumpkin is a sweet, cuddly 5 month old kitten. He is a bit shy at first but warms up quickly. He is very energetic and playful. His shots are up to date and he will be neutered soon. 250-551-1053


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