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Friday, January 17 • 2014

Vol. 6 • Issue 58

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Buying or Selling a Home?

Johnsons Landing residents face adversity

Property value ‘basically zero’



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lthough her Johnsons Landing home wasn’t directly affected by the landslide that cut through the community in 2012, it changed Gail Spitler’s future. Spitler, 73, owns 10 acres with a house and outbuildings. Before the slide, she didn’t see herself staying in the community much longer. “The plan was of course to sell this place and move into something more urban and smaller. Those plans are definitely on hold.” Spitler’s property assessment fell 15 per D cent a year ago and SECON E E OF THR she was surprised PARTS when it was reduced a further 17 per cent on her most recent notice, bringing it close to the original price she paid in 1991. “You would think if we’re going to get stigmatized, it’s going to happen once and that would be enough,” she says. “The kicker is that nobody knows what the selling price would be.” Johnsons Landing is made up of two benches, only one of which was affected by the slide, although that distinction isn’t always clear to those not from the area — hence the stigma the BC Assessment Authority recognized when it reduced values outside the evacuation zone by up to 50 per cent.

Whether the decrease is good, bad, or indifferent, Spitler isn’t sure. She has heard of a young couple privately trying to sell a small piece of land, but there haven’t been any takers. “Properties move very slowly here. It’s a matter of finding the exact person who wants to live here.” Tarred and feathered: Clint Carlson, has six acres of waterfront with a house, close to but outside the evacuation zone, which he bought six weeks before the slide. He has since watched his assessment drop by about half, which he considers fair, though he’s troubled by the stigma which he blames on the regional district and media. “To pay half the taxes while the area recovers, I think is sensible. My feeling is that the whole community has been tarred and feathered badly with the evacuation order,” he says. “They haven’t come out and said ‘A good portion of Johnsons Landing is as it was.’ Everybody’s wearing the same brush.” Carlson’s family has long roots in the community: his father was a relative of its namesake, Algot Johnson, and inherited his farm in the 1960s. Carlson grew up there and his family has owned different portions over the years. He doesn’t feel at risk. “I wouldn’t suggest plunking a house in the middle of the slide zone, but they’ve Continued on Page 4

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Suspect committed four break-ins in four hours

Crime spree considered rare Nelson Star Staff

Nelson City Police and the Kootenay Boundary Regional RCMP Detachment are working together to investigate a string of four break and enters that occurred on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning in Nelson and Castlegar. At approximately 1:15 a.m. the Nelson RCMP responded to an alarm at the Kootenay Savings Credit Union located at Playmour Junction. Upon arrival the officer discovered the two glass doors had been smashed and the ATM room door had been forced open. However, no entry to the ATM itself had been gained. According to police, it appears a small amount of loose change was stolen from the establishment. Earlier, at about 12:15 a.m., Nelson City Police responded to a complaint of a breakin at Amanda’s Restaurant located on the west side of the orange bridge. Video evidence indicates a lone male smashed the front glass door to gain entry. The individual was dressed in a dark jacket with black sweatpants with a large white stripe on each leg and was wearing a balaclava or ski mask. Police were able to determine the vehicle involved was an older white or grey car — possibly an Audi or Honda product. In Castlegar, police responded to an alarm at the Thirsty Duck Pub at approximately 2 a.m. where they also discovered the front glass door had been broken. Video surveillance indicates a lone male entered the building then kicked open an office door before gaining access to the safe. The thief managed to steal cash from the safe plus the ATM cash cassette containing an

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undetermined amount of cash. A witness reported seeing a male driving a small older model grey vehicle fleeing the scene carrying a duffle bag. Castlegar RCMP also responded to a report of a break-in to the Canadian Tire store. The investigation determined the front door had been smashed at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, however, the alarm malfunctioned. This time video surveillance shows a lone male prying open the cash registers at the front of the store and then proceeding to the GPS cabinet at the rear of the business, which was also pried open. An inventory of items stolen has not yet been completed. The video again shows a male wearing gloves, a ski mask, black jacket and black sweat pants with a large stripe

The year 2013 was a busy one for the West Kootenay Traffic Services and West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit. A total of nine fatalities took place in the area. Of those nine fatalities, two were alcohol related and two were pedestrian fatalities. The other causal factors were speed, mechanical error or distracted driving. Drinking and driving, as well as seatbelt and distracted driving are leading factors in serious or fatal collisions. terfront


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This year 90 impaired drivers were taken off the road and 120 suspensions were issued in the West Kootenay Boundary area. The units served 1,430 seatbelt tickets and 325 distracted driving charges (cell phone). Drug possession seemed to be on the rise with 500 drug seizures. Excessive speed charges which goes with a seven day seizure of the vehicle is also on the rise with 63 seizures. More than 7,300 violation tickets were served.

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down either side and carrying a black duffle bag exiting the building. “Based on the description, and the guys have looked at the video, there’s no doubt it’s going to be the same person, said Sgt. Darryl Little of the Kootenay Boundary Regional RCMP. He said a short crime spree like this, four incidents in about four hours, is rare. “It’s been a couple of years since we’ve had something like this.” While police have video and a description of the suspect, they are still looking for more leads. “We’re certainly looking for assistance from the public,” said Little. Anyone with any information is asked to call the RCMP, Nelson City Police or CrimeStoppers.

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News Public invited to discuss new zoning bylaw

Last chance for feedback

Sam Van Schie

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The City of Nelson plans to adopt an entirely new zoning bylaw that outlines the type of development permitted in different neighbourhoods throughout the city — but before it does, the public will have one last chance to provide feedback on the proposed changes. A public hearing on the bylaw is slated for Thursday, January 23 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. This past October, a city open house on the topic was attend by more than 60 people and led to several changes to the 110-page document. In the most recent draft, the seasonal restriction on temporary shelters like portable garages was scrapped, and drivethu restaurants were added as a permitted use for a few commercial properties along the highway in Fairview. Also the minimum allowable building size for residential dwellings was further reduced to 322 square feet, and a height envelope regulation was added to most residential zones to help ensure future development fits more cohesively among existing homes. At a meeting in December, Nelson city

Posters explaining the purpose of the zoning bylaw have been on display at City Hall since October. Sam Van Schie photo council reviewed all the public feedback on the proposed zoning bylaw (more than 70 written comments), as well as suggestions by staff on how to address the concerns raised. “I never cease to be amazed by the number of people in this community who actually come out, spend time and read through huge documents like this and have substan-

tive things to say,” councillor Deb Kozak said, “and that we listen to and incorporate their ideas.” As a result of changes to the zoning bylaw, amendments are also proposed for the Official Community Plan to keep the two documents consistent. Planner Daphne Powell described the changes to the OCP as, “mainly text amendments for clarification.” The public hearing is also the place to express any concern about those changes to the OCP. The city’s adoption of a new zoning bylaw will impact every property in the city. There will be a reduction in setback requirements, an increase in the lot coverage allowance, and laneway houses will be permitted on most residential properties. These regulations are of primary concern to property owners planning new construction. The city hopes the new bylaw will eliminate the need for variance permits for all but the most complex construction projects. Details about the new zoning bylaw are available at The public hearing is Thursday, January 23 at 6 p.m. at City Hall (310 Ward Street, Second Floor).


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City officially recognizes Nelson Mandela day The City of Nelson will join municipalities around the world in recognizing Nelson Mandela International Day annually on July 18 — the birthday of the former South Africa president and anti-apartheid leader. The United Nations chose the day to honour Mandela’s legacy in 2009, and since his death last month the Federation of Canadian Municipalities has been

urging cities like Nelson, who had not already done so, to officially add it to their calendars. City council agreed during a recent meeting that the day should be recognized in Nelson and that each year on July 18 residents will be encouraged to devote at least 67 minutes of their time to community service — one minute for each of Mandela’s years in public service.

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Councillor Donna Macdonald liked the idea of honouring Mendela’s legacy by encouraging local volunteerism. “I like that we can tie the two together: both remembering somebody who’s been recognized as a great leader around the world and that notion of doing out part within our own community,” she said. Councillor Robin Cherbo

was also pleased to have the day recognized and pointed out that Mandela had many allies in Canada. He was the first foreign leader awarded the Order of Canada in 1998 and in 2001 he was given honourary Canadian citizenship. Mandela died on December 5, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was 95-years-old.

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Some owners don’t feel at risk


Pondering their futures Continued from Page 1 modelled [the slide] with volumes significantly higher than what came down, and it doesn’t change anything as far as my house,” he says. “It’s as good a place as it ever was, except visual aesthetics, which are already improving like crazy.” Carlson noted the downside to the reduced assessment is for those borrowing money. Value is Zip: Greg Utzig has a cabin on 7 1/2 acres adjacent to the slide, the lower corner of which falls in the evacuation zone. His assessment initially dropped about 15 per cent last year and a bit further on appeal. This year it fell another 40 per cent, and he’s hoping to have it reduced even more, based on the fact the regional district recently extended its evacuation order. “In my view it means nothing’s worth anything because who’s going to buy a property with that kind of uncertainty?” he asks. “I’ve talked with various appraisers. They said it’s basically zero. Assessed value is supposed to reflect market value, but if there are no purchasers, the value is zip.” Utzig and partner Donna Macdonald, a Nelson city councillor, still use the cabin, although they park in and walk through the evacuation zone to access it. As a soil scientist, Utzig acknowledges the risk, which may range from negligible to substantial depending on the time of year, but he isn’t worried.

One of the maps included with a report last May showing the risk level Johnsons Landing residents face. Courtesy Ministry of Forests “The risk driving to Johnsons Landing is probably higher than being in Johnsons Landing,” he says. “There’s either a slide or avalanche north of Lardeau twice a year. You have to put these risks in perspective.”

“It’s as good a place as it ever was.” Utzig called the slide a climatechange related event, one of many that will likely occur over the coming decades, and hoped it would serve as a “learning opportunity.” However, he doesn’t feel government is approaching it that way, pointing to the lack of formal monitoring to collect additional

data (an informal program exists, spearheaded by the Ministry of Forests with help from volunteers). While the province provided financial compensation to residents whose primary homes were lost, it has stated there is no mechanism to buy out entire neighbourhoods affected by disaster. The government maintains the slide was an Act of God for which it bears no liability. Utzig said he and others with second residences aren’t in as dire straights as those whose assets were tied up in now-worthless properties where they can’t rebuild. He’s optimistic the assessment authority may drop his assessment further. “I think they’re operating in good faith and trying to take a good approach,” he says. “It’s an unprecedented situation.” Next issue: A realtor’s view


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Board members decide to remain in current location

RDCK rejects city’s proposal GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has rejected the City of Nelson’s offer to share office space in the White Building. The vote tally was not released following an hour-long closed-door meeting Thursday, but it’s believed there was little support for the city’s suggestion that the regional district move its headquarters to 310 Ward Street, presently home to city hall as well as provincial government offices. The regional district will instead reconfigure its existing office on Lakeside Drive with a space plan previously costed at $400,000 to $600,000, to be paid out of a building reserve fund. “The board considered the fundamental question of whether the regional district needs to move,” RDCK chief administrator Brian Carruthers said. “The city proposal was evaluated against remaining in the [present] building. After considering the city’s proposal, the board decided the better alternative was to remain at 202 Lakeside and do the recommended renovations.”

The Regional District of the Central Kootenay will not be moving its offices into Nelson’s White Building. The proposal was rejected on Thursday morning during the regular RDCK meeting. File photo Neither the city’s final proposal, submitted early this month, nor the consultant’s assessment of that proposal were publicly released. Carruthers said the consultant — Vancouver firm Omicron — offered some preliminary observations, suggestions, and recommendations. Although the final bill is not in, the fee should be less than $5,000. A more detailed analysis would have taken longer and cost more, but the board showed

no appetite. Regional district staff also provided some qualitative and financial analyses of the two buildings, Carruthers said. Chair John Kettle, who supported the decision, said though the regional district is running out of room, the notion they needed to move was false. “When we looked at the city’s proposal, it wasn’t predicated on moving,” he said. “This [present] building is paid for and we have money in reserves to do

our space [reconfigurations].” The city argued the move would save both local governments money and be more convenient to the public. Kettle said the matter was dealt with in camera because it involved real estate negotiations and he hasn’t commented on the proposal in recent weeks though he felt some editorials and media reports considered the move a “fait accompli.” “It put us at an incredible disadvantage,” he said. “It’s unfair to staff to wonder whether they’re going to be replaced, and unfair to Nelson staff to wonder if the regional district staff are going to take their jobs.” While the regional district’s short-term needs now appear settled, Kettle said it does not prevent Nelson or any other municipality from coming back with further options in the next two to three years if the regional district continues to grow. City representative Donna Macdonald, who attended Thursday’s meeting, wasn’t available for comment at Star deadline. Check for further reaction and updates at nelsonstar. com.

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Local groups join forces to create tourism magazine

Vacation guide ‘perfect’ marketing tool Nelson will soon have a vacation guide to call its own. Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism, the Nelson Chamber of Commerce and the Nelson Star have joined forces to create a publication that will become the “flagship piece” for promoting tourism in the area. “We needed to create a marketing piece that captures the stories, the people, the businesses and the activities that happen in this area,” explained Dianna Ducs, executive director of Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism. She feels that can be accomplished by partnering with the Nelson Star. The new guide replaces the old Visitor’s Choice publication that is no longer printing in this area.

“We never owned the Visitor’s Choice, we just put an ad into it,” explained Ducs. She said the new guide will create an opportunity for everyone to participate together and better represent the area. “A lot of other destination areas, Revelstoke, Rossland and Kimberley, they all have their own vacation planners.” Ducs said it’s fitting that Nelson produce its own guide. “Now we get to drive the content, the look and the feel. It’s just the perfect marketing tool.” She plans to distribute the magazine at trade shows in Vancouver, Calgary, Spokane and other areas as well as visitor centres and other areas.

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“This is going to be my flagship piece.” Karen Bennett, publisher of the Nelson Star said the new publication and partnership was long overdue. “This new product will be an important tool in the promotion of tourism in our area. The Nelson Star is excited to be a part of this project which will showcase all that Nelson and the surrounding area has to offer,” she said. The publication will be available in early March. “We expect this to be a long and successful partnership,” added Bennett. For information on advertising in the new product, contact the Star at 250-3521890.

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OF THE WEEK Should the BC Government do more to assist property owners in Johnsons Landing?

Four break-ins It is sad that the good old days are gone when you could go out and enjoy yourself. You could leave your house unlocked and every one knew each other and you didn’t pull any stunts, because your mom knew about it well before you got home. You were cool if had some cigarettes or had access to some beer back then. Now it is drugs and MaryJane and communities are going down the tubes. What has happened to the towns of yesteryear that I grew up in? The police are doing their best to look out for us, but are hampered as to what they can do. Roderick Finley

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Should people lost in the wilderness have to pay a portion of their rescue costs?

What happened is there’s more new people in town as opposed to people who grew up here and their families. Clayton Hillyard They should be showing a pic or a clip from the video so it can be passed around through Facebook. I bet someone could recognize the clothing. Cori Meeker

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Geo-engineering is in trouble

Bad news on the climate front. It was already clear that we are very likely to break through all the “do not exceed” limits and go into runaway warming later this century, because greenhouse emissions have not dropped, are not dropping, and probably will not drop. We did have a fall-back position, which was to counter the warming by geo-engineering — but now the leading technique for geoengineering also looks like it will not work. In a paper published this month in “Environmental Research Letters,” three researchers at Reading University in England have shown that trying to cool the planet by putting large amounts of sulphur dioxide into the stratosphere would lead to a 30 per cent decline in rainfall in most of the tropics. That would mean permanent drought conditions in countries like Indonesia, and millions would starve. Starvation is the main impact that higher average global temperatures will have on human beings, as they will cause a big loss in food production, particularly in the tropics and sub-tropics. But the standard assumption was that there would still be as much rain in the tropics as before. Maybe even too much rain, as the heat would mean higher rates of evaporation and more powerful tropical storms. What Drs. Angus Ferraro, Ellie Highwood and Andrew Charlton-Perez have done is to

use several climate model simulations to examine the effect of geo-engineering on the tropical overturning circulation. This circulation is largely responsible for lifting water vapour that has evaporated at the surface high enough up into the atmosphere that it turns back into water droplets and falls as rain. If the circulation gets weaker, so does the rainfall. Putting sulphur dioxide into the stratosphere to cut the amount of incoming sunlight and reduce heating at the surface was first suggested by Paul Crutzen, a Nobel Prizewinning atmospheric chemist, in 2006. At that time, talking about geo-engineering was taboo among scientists, because they feared that if the general public knew that the heating could be held down that way, they’d stop trying to curb their greenhouse gas emissions. Crutzen violated the taboo because countries and people were NOT cutting their emissions, and there was no reasonable prospect that they would. (This is still largely the case, by the way.) So the world definitely needed a Plan B if we did not want to see a planet that is 4 degrees C hotter (7 degrees F) by the end of the century. Crutzen pointed out that large volcanoes, when they explode, put substantial amounts of sulphur dioxide gas into the stratosphere. That

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causes significant cooling at the surface for one or two years, until it all comes down again — and it does no apparent harm in the process. The last big volcano to explode, Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines in 1991, reduced the average global temperature at peak by half a degree C (one degree F). Human beings could also put sulphur dioxide into the stratosphere (on a rather larger scale), to hold the temperature down, said Crutzen. The ice caps wouldn’t melt, our agriculture would continue to get the familiar weather it needs, and we would win ourselves more time to get our emissions down. We still have to get our emissions down in the end, he stressed, but it would be better not to have a global calamity on the way from here to there. There was so much outrage at Crutzen’s suggestion that he had a nervous breakdown, but then lots of other scientists came out of hiding to admit that they also thought the human race needed a fall-back position. Various other proposals for holding the temperature down were put on the table, and by now there are dozens of them, but the idea of putting sulphur dioxide in the stratosphere still led the field. Until now. But the Reading University scientists have discovered a hitherto unsuspected side-effect

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of this kind of geo-engineering. The sulphur dioxide particles don’t just reflect back a portion of the incoming sunlight from above. They also reflect a portion of the long-wave radiation (heat) coming back up from the surface, and that heats the top of the troposphere. The troposphere is the lower part of the atmosphere, where all the weather happens. If you heat the top of the troposphere, you reduce the temperature difference between there and the surface, so the tropical overturning circulation weakens. That means less water vapour is carried up, and less rain falls back down. Result: drought and famine. This is exactly the kind of scientific investigation that Crutzen wanted. He understood clearly that we were venturing into dangerous territory when we start intervening in a system as complex as the climate, and he stressed that what was needed was lots more research before we have to gamble on geo-engineering to halt an imminent disaster. But it’s a very discouraging conclusion. The sulphur dioxide option was the cheapest and seemingly the best understood option for holding the temperature down. A great many people were glad that it was there, as a kind of safety net if we really don’t get our act together in time to halt the warming by less intrusive means. Now there’s no safety net.

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HUGS: Hugs to the kind cabbie who stopped to see if I was all right when I was suffering a terrible bout of stomach illness. He was kind enough to help me get home safe and sound. Thank you! SLUGS: Huge, huge grimy slugs to the person who (on Saturday, January 3) stole my size 8 cranberry coloured Hunter rubber boots from the Nelson swimming pool, while I sat watching my husband, daughter and niece swim! May Karma definitley kick you in the butt! P.S. Even more awesome since I’m pregnant and had to walk out in my socks.

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HUGS: On January 12, Sunday morning, I decided to relax and have cup of coffee and muffin at a cafe at Crescent Valley, which was what I needed. When I went back to my car, I had a problem of backing up. A young gentleman came to my rescue and helped this 86-year-old lady to back up safely. For this young person to help a senior was really appreciated. Thank you so much for making this world a better place to live. Being kind and caring is not lost.

HUGS: Huge hugs to the driver in front of me that heard my honking and moved forward enough so I didn’t plow into the back of your SUV when I got caught sliding in the slush coming down the hill on Vernon Street. The car in front of you decided to make a last minute turn down Cedar Street. You avoided a fender bender. Thank you!

HUGS: Huge hug to Santa A, who again, pleasantly surprised me with a plateful of Pizzelle (delicious Italian waffle cookies) for Christmas. According to Mrs. Claus, Santa A sets aside one whole day to make these beautiful, but labour-intensive treats. And they’re crafted from his mom’s Pizzelle waffle iron — the original that she had brought over from Italy and had used for many years herself — which makes these delights that much more special.

HUGS: To all of the people of Nelson that have found and returned our Houdini dog (yellow lab named Willy) to upper Fairview for the last 7 years. Despite

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hile our lives today are amazingly easier than those of our ancestors, many of us can’t shake a nagging sense of dissatisfaction. So, on our common behalf, the Old Trout Puppet Workshop has gone searching for our lost bliss. The Edmonton troupe’s new production, Ignorance, follows man through the evolution of happiness, told through puppets, and is the fourth event in the Capitol Theatre's 2013-14 presentation series. It takes the stage at the Capitol January 22 at 8 p.m. Ignorance takes place in a cave fashioned by two giant interlocking antlers. The performance is lit by a fire that casts flickering shadows over some strange primitive ritual performed by slope-browed cro-magnons. They are telling a story using rocks and branches and bones — the original story of our fall from grace. “Ignorance follows our prehistoric ancestors who once howled with joy, stamping rocks with their grubby feet over the steaming remains of a mastodon, while we, their clever descendants, settle for feeble tweets, stuttering Skype and hot yoga all the while stifling the mightier shrieks

that surge below,” said Pityu Kenderes, one of the artistic directors and cofounders of The Old Trout Puppet Workshop. “Ignorance is a puppet documentary about the evolution of happiness — from the thick-blooded hearts of the ancient caves, to the ethereal heaven of our light-speed future — it’s about where we all went wrong, and how we might solve this problem without alcohol, tranquilizers or other induced ignorance.” Contrasting this primal tale of woe are scenes from our modern world of Facebook and traffic jams, carefully illustrating our own trajectory away from paradise. “It seemed important to show the struggle of our cave ancestors with the struggles of modern existence,” said Kenderes. “While we are both trying to survive in different worlds, we are all fighting for the same thing: an elusive sense of happiness.” Ignorance is geared towards mature audiences as it contains content such as suicide and has nudity (through puppetry.) It also features strobe lighting effects, theatrical fog and haze. Tickets for Ignorance are $30 for adults, and $24 for students or Capitol Season subscribers, available through the Capitol Theatre box office and online at


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The 7 p.m. Saturday evening showing takes us to El Salvador and South Africa. Children of Memory tells the story of the search for hundreds of children who disappeared during the Salvadoran Civil War, weaving together three separate yet This year’s offering will take place on Friday, January 31 and intertwined journeys in the search for family, identity and Saturday, February 1 at the Shambhala Hall on the Tenth Street justice in El Salvador. Campus of Selkirk College. We close the 2014 festival with a This 14th annual festival continues timely homage to Nelson Mandela. Amnesty International Film Fest Music for Mandela explores the role the tradition of showcasing documentary films for West Kootenay residents music played in the remarkable life Friday, January 31 @ 7 p.m. that are informative and thought proof one of the world’s most important Forbidden Voices voking, and highlight a wide range icons. The effects of this relationship A Village Called Versailles of human rights themes and issues, continue to ripple through the poorcrossing cultures, languages, and even est South African townships as well time itself. as the world stage. Saturday, February 1 @ 1 p.m. The Friday evening showing, beDoors open half an hour before Third World Canada ginning at 7 p.m., features two films each screening. Tickets are available On the Line that highlight the resilience, courat Otter Books or at the door. But age and strength of people working as seating is limited, people are enSaturday, February 1 @ 7 p.m. to protect human rights. Forbidden couraged to buy advance tickets. Each Children of Memory Voices profiles three women bloggers, showing of two films is $10, or a full not frightened by dictatorial regimes, festival pass is $25. Music for Mandela whose activist writing shakes the Come celebrate the remarkable foundations of the state information work of these talented filmmakers All films are at Shambhala Hall. monopoly — putting their lives at who work against long odds, short Tickets are $10 per double-feature great risk. finances and threatening politics to or $25 for a full festival pass, avail- bring to the screen powerful stories A Village Called Versailles tells the able at Otter Books. story of an isolated community in of human struggle, sacrifice and trieast New Orleans known as Versailles, umph. originally settled by Vietnamese boat Go to Facebook "Nelson BC Ampeople. As residents rebuilt their homes and businesses after nesty International FilmFest 2014" to see film trailers. the devastating Hurricane Katrina, they discovered a strength and voice that united them to successfully fight against a Below Left: Film still from A Village Called Versailles. Inset: “government-imposed toxic landfill." Film still from Music of Mandela. Both films are screening Showing Saturday afternoon, starting at 1 p.m., are two films in Nelson as part of the Amnesty International Film Festival. that put the human rights spotlight firmly on Canada. Third World Canada, set in the aftermath of the suicide of three parents in a remote Ontario First Nations community, explores the impact of third world conditions on the children left behind and a community's courage in looking after them. On the Line is an eco-adventure documentary like no other. We follow the rough and tumble journey of the filmmakers that reveals severe risks and consequences associated with the $5.5 billion Northern Gateway pipeline project.

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Edmonton poet comes to Nelson Booksmyth Underground presents award-winning spoken word performer Mary Pinkoski, poet laureate for the City of Edmonton, on Saturday, January 18 as part of a wintertime poetry/storytelling event called “Moving Stillness: Stories of Hibernation and Confrontation.”

ada in numerous live performances and on radio programs including CBC Radio One’s Radio Active and The Key of A, and CKUA’s The Road Home. In 2013, Pinkoski placed third at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam making her the current top ranked female slam competitor in Canada

On stage, Mary finds the door and holds your hand while you walk through... A storyteller at heart, Pinkoski’s poetry has been called dynamic and visceral, exploring the mysteries of humanity, humility, and the heart. “I want to be a poetic bridge,” says Pinoski, “that carries the histories and lived experiences of Canadians. We are all made of stories; we just need to speak, we just need to listen.” “On stage,” says poetry hostess Magpie Ulysses, “Mary finds the door and holds your hand while you walk through to the other side.” Pinkoski has presented her unique style of spoken word throughout Can-

When not performing, Pinkoski runs spoken word workshops for youth and adults. As always, this Booksmyth Underground event includes an open mic for five local poets to perform. So be sure to get into Booksmyth and sign up early. Hosted by Booksmyth Underground and Magpie Ulysses, doors open at 7:30 p.m., Moving Stillness begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $7 to $10, sliding scale. The Booksmyth Underground is located at 338 Baker Street.

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Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions on Saturday, January 18 opens at 1 p.m. with a new duo to their stage. J’M is a bilingual folk duo made up of Nelson’s Julie and Josh Murray on ukulele and guitar. They deliver a jovial, uplifting, toe tapping blend of strings and harmonies that’s sure to put a curl in your lip and a bounce in your step. At 2 p.m. they’ll turn the stage over to veteran musicians Max Hawk and Roger Luckey for some “high lonesome and hillbilly swing.” Hawk is a singer-songwriter, troubadour and guitar slinger who’s been playing and performing his particular brand of country folk all across Canada for over 35 years. Luckey’s an accomplished multi-instrumentalist who’s played in countless bands and settings throughout the Kootenays over the past 40-plus years. Be it dobro, mandolin or chromatic harmonica, his instrumental and vocal harmony accompaniment fill out the sound to make this duo a compelling act. Admission is free and donations for the band will be graciously accepted. Below: Longtime musicians Max Hawk and Roger Luckey will be playing Saturday afternoon at Ellison’s Cafe.

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Broth for what ails you “No matter the virulence of a disease, and this includes fierce diseases such as Ebola, some people remain healthy in spite of being exposed. In fact, medical studies have consistently shown the presence of virulent bacteria in most peoples’ systems though they never become ill. Countless studies have found that the healthier your immune system, the less likely you are to get a disease and the more likely you are, if you do get sick, to have a milder episode... A healthy immune system is therefore the first and most important part of health and healing.” —Herbal Antibiotics, pg. 247, Stephan Buhner LET THY FOOD BE THY MEDICINE The role of plant and animal foods in retaining a resilient immune system cannot be over emphasized. Physiological imbalance is a response to the environment. It is important to understand just how quickly and powerfully the body can transform itself back into a state of vibrant health, when nourished with plant medicines, nutrientdense foods, healthy emotional environments, and freedom from excess stress. Unfortunately, this is not a magic pill scenario, and it takes owning personal responsibility for your state of wellness. Fortunately it is a rich and varied journey of awakening and empowerment, with great gifts along the way. Don’t take my word for it, do the research, apply it to your life, and see the outcome! BONE BROTH BASICS For thousands of years bone broth has been used as a food and medicine. To build health in the young as they grow, re-build immunity after an illness, and as a preventative of degenerative disease — bone broths have been a constant source of nutrients and deep nourishment. In Chinese medicine bone broths rebuild kidney Jing, the vital life essence we inherit from our parents, that gets depleted through stress and over exertion. Bone broths are

still a vital component of the restorative diet called G.A.P.S. (Gut and Psychology Syndrome), which has helped thousands of people heal serious mental and physical diseases. Bone broths also offer a host of minerals, vitamins and amino acids, especially bioavailable calcium, phosphorus, glucosamine, gelatin, glycine, and proline. These minerals are in a fatty marrow base which allows the body to properly uptake them. The amino acids found in bone broth also help to repair the intestinal lining, which has radical impacts on overall body health. “This means that glucosamine-rich (bone) broth is a kind of youth serum, capable of rejuvenating your body, no matter what your age. After decades of skepticism, orthopedists and rheumatologists are now embracing its use in people with arthritis, recommending it to overcome or possibly reverse some of the degradation that occurs with injuries or disease,” Dr. Catherine Shanahan wrote in Deep Nutrition. The Kootenay Co-op column and recipe are written by Robin Flynn, the Co-op’s wellness class instructor and the owner of Wild Radiant Health. There are still spaces in her “deep immunity” class on Monday, January 20. For details drop by the customer service desk or call 250-354-4077.

‘Samurai’s Strength’ Bone Broth This is my personal bone broth recipe for radical immune strength, developed on the fly for a quick and easy, super nourishing concoction that can satisfy all your brothy needs. I use this as a base for soups, sauces, or the liquid for any grains I am making (pre-soaked as directed in Nourishing Traditions). The flavour that it adds to these foods is amazing! In this recipe I have married the benefits of bone broths with medicinal mushrooms in the spirit of the ancient Taoist herbal masters and Hippocrates, who said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food.” Ingredients 4lbs frozen bones from organic beef, chicken, turkey, non-oily fish or wild game 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar 4 quarts cold spring or filtered water 3 bay leaves 1 Tbsp each garlic, onion powder, Rhodiola powder, Cordyceps powder, dried Astragalus 1 chopped onion, 4 chopped carrots, ½ head chopped celery Fresh thyme tied with a string (optional) Method: Place frozen bones and apple cider vinegar in water and heat to a rolling boil. Soon scum will appear and scrape off and discard. Check every 15 minutes or so and eventually no more scum will be there. At this point you may want to transfer the broth into a slow cooker if you have one. Add the spices, medicinal mushrooms, and vegetables and leave to simmer, or light roiling boil, for six to 72

hours with lid on (the larger the bones, the longer the brew). Add thyme an hour or so before the end. Once you have cooked the bones for as long as you desire, remove the pot from heat. With care and some strong metal tongs remove bones from the pot and place in bowl. If there is meat still on the bones you can remove this and use this in soup. Next have another pot or large bowl waiting with a metal strainer, and pour remaining broth into this. The globules and veggie goo will remain in the strainer to be discarded, while your treasured broth remains in the bowl. Let this cool, and a layer of fat will form on the top. Remove this and save for cooking (use it in place of cooking oil to give any dish a rich, savory flavour). Your broth is ready to use right away or freeze for when you need it. Note: You can find Rhodiola powder, Cordyceps powder and dried Astragalus in the Wellness Section of the Kootenay Co-op.

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Homemade chicken fingers Ingredients 1 cup sliced almonds ¼ cup all purpose flour 1 ½ tsp paprika ¾ tsp garlic powder ¾ tsp dry mustard ¼ tsp ground pepper 2-3 egg whites, beaten 1 lb chicken breast, cut into strips

Method Preheat oven to 450 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Place almonds, flour and seasonings in a food processor and process until almonds are finely chopped. Transfer mixture to a shallow bowl or dish. Whisk egg whites in another shallow bowl or dish. Dip chicken in egg whites and turn to coat. Then dip in almond mixture and turn to coat evenly. Alternatively, place almond mixture in a plastic bag and shake egg white coated chicken to evenly coat with almond mixture. Place chicken on prepared cookie sheet. Discard any leftover egg whites and almond mixture. Bake chicken fingers for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 6 servings.

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Screening at the Nelson Civic Theatre this weekend (January 17 to 21) is American Hustle, about a con man and his partner who are forced to work for the FBI and are brought into the dangerous world of Jersey power brokers and mafia, showing Friday and Sunday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Tuesday at 9:15 p.m. and Nebraska, about a father-son road trip to claim a million-dollar mega sweepstakes marketing prize, showing Friday at 9:30 p.m., Saturday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. More info at The 14th annual Amnesty International Film Festival that will be held in Nelson January 31 and February 1 at Shambhala Hall (Tenth Street Campus of Selkirk College). Each showing includes two films. On Friday at 7 p.m. see Forbidden Voices and A Village Called Versailles. On Saturday at 1 p.m. the films are Third World Canada and On the Line. Screening on Saturday at 7 p.m. are Children of Memory and Music for Mandela. Tickets are $10 per double feature, and can be purchased in advance at Otter Books or at the door. Go to Facebook “Nelson BC Amnesty International FilmFest 2014” to see film trailers.

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“Sweet Joy on CanvasWhimsical Canadiana” All of January at Kootenay Bakery 377 Baker St

Nelson artists — Brian Kalbfleisch, Branda Avis, Dan Farden, Richie McBeath, James Robert Harris and Claire Wensveen — have a group show on display at the Rossland Art Gallery until January 26. The exhibition features works of wood, weaving, glass, metal, ceramics, plus paintings and design work. The gallery is located in the beautifully restored historic Bank of Montreal building in downtown Rossland at 2004 Columbia Avenue. NelsoN Daybreak rotary preseNts

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The Booksmyth Underground presents an evening of spoken word, poetry and performance on Saturday, January 18 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Featuring Mary Pinkoski, Edmonton’s poet laureate and spoken word wonder, as well as local readers/ performers on the themes of hibernation and confrontation. Admission is $7 to $10, sliding scale. Tom Wayman and Barbara Curry Mulcahy present a joint reading of their poetry at the Slocan Community Library on Sunday, January 19, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Free. Call 250226-7312 for information.


View the beautiful works of Tea Preville’s Sweet Joy on Canvas —Whimsical Canadiana at Kootenay Bakery until the end of January. For info see Nelson artist Erica Konrad displays new encaustic work (made from a mixture of beeswax, tree sap and colour pigments) at the Nelson library in January and February. Requiem for a Glacier, a video and sound installation by Victoria artist/composer Paul Walde, will be exhibited at the Oxygen Art Centre until February 8. Local independent curator Kiara Lynch, who led the coordination efforts for the project, is the guest curator at Oxygen Art Centre for this exhibition. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.

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The Capitol Theatre Presentation Series continues with The Old Trout Puppet Workshop’s Ignorance: The Evolution of Happiness on Wednesday, January 22. It’s a puppet documentary about the evolution of bliss, from our primeval origins in the mighty Age of Stone to our modern discontent in the feeble Age of Tweet. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults or $24 for students and season subscribers, available at the Capitol Theatre box office and Allegro Dance Theatre, directed by Lynette Lightfoot, will have their winter performance at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m. Slava Doval's DanceFusion students will also be dancing in the show. Tickets are $8, available in advance at the Capitol Theatre box office and capitoltheatre.

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The Snowed In Comedy Tour returns to the Capitol Theatre on Tuesday, February 4 at 8:30 p.m. This year's tour features Dan Quinn, Craig Campbell, Pete Johansson and Arj Barke. Tickets are $30 for adults or $15 for students, available at the Capitol Theatre box office.


Vancouver’s Timothy Wisdom will be spinning at Spiritbar on Friday, January 17 with De Block. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket info available at the Hume Hotel. Toronto singer-songwriter Royal Wood plays Spiritbar on Wednesday, January 22. Doors open at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 at the Hume Hotel or online at Kastle returns to Spiritbar on Friday, January 24 with Breakfluid. Kastle’s forwardthinking music results from his long-time love of hip-hop and R&B, fused with the magnetizing effect that dubstep, garage and bass-heavy music has had on him. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket info at the Hume Hotel. On Saturday January 18, Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions will feature J’M, a bilingual folk duo made up of Nelson’s Julie and Josh Murray, at 1 p.m., followed by Max Hawk and Roger Luckey at 2 p.m. Admission is free. Donations to the band will be graciously accepted. Fred Penner is performing twice in Nelson. He’ll have a grown-up show at Spiritbar on Saturday, January 25 at 8 p.m. with local funny man Lucas Myers and Rafferty Funksmith; and an all-ages show on Sunday, January 26 at 2 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre where he will perform with his sideman Paul O’Neill. Tickets for the adult show are $10 in advance $15 at the door at the Hume Hotel or All-ages tickets are $15 for adult and $12 students, available at the Capitol Theatre box office or For every ticket sold, $1 will be donated to Kootenay Kids Society.

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GroWn uP shoW! Lucas Meyers, raFFerty FunKsMith + More sPiritbar sat Jan 25th advance tix are $10 ea. 19+ Josh Ritter brings his acoustic show to the Capitol Theatre on Tuesday, January 28. Opening the show is Gregory Alan Isakov. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are sold out. Juno-nominated World Jazz Flamenco artists, Sultans of String, play the Capitol Theatre on Wednesday, January 29. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults or $11 for seniors/students, available at the Capitol Theatre box office or capitoltheatre. To charge by phone, call 250-3526363. Join EcoSociety for a market celebration at Spiritbar on Thursday, January 30. Enjoy some of your favourite market musicians, including Morien Jones, Rob Funk and Brian Jones with DJ Ginger taking over for the late night. Admission is by donation ($10 suggested). This event is a fundraiser for the West Kootenay EcoSociety. Shane Philip and Buckman Coe will be at Spiritbar on Saturday, February 1. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance at the Hume Hotel or online at (search “Hume Hotel”). Yan Zombie presents: New York City’s Chrissy Murderbot at Spiritbar on Friday, February 7 with Toronto’s Philthkids. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket info at the Hume Hotel.


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Rock ‘n’ Roll Bingo is at Mike’s Place Pub on Tuesday nights. Round up your friends, your bingo dabbers, and good luck troll. Tickets are $2 for one or $5 for three. January ticket sales go to the Salvation Army Food Bank. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill hosts a rock ‘n’ roll jam night Tuesdays from 8 p.m. to midnight. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill hosts Karaoke on Wednesday and Sunday nights from 9 p.m. to close.

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The L.V. Rogers Bombers had an easy night Tuesday, as the local senior boys basketball squad “bombed” Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries secondary 66-9 in front of a small hometown crowd. The Bombers dominated the hardwood leading 17-0 after one quarter and 34-0 at the half. The huge lead gave head coach Jeremy Phelan the opportunity to play his entire bench during the lopsided contest. The coach said it was a good chance to get other players some experience. “Our guys, that would probably see more limited minutes (in other games), our support guys, we need to get them minutes so they are more organized when we hit teams that are a lot better,” said Phelan. Every member of the team hit the scoresheet on Tuesday night. By the end of the third quarter, the Bombers increased the lead to 56-4. Bjorn Morris was dominant on the court, scoring 10 points and controlling much of the game’s pace. “Bjorn has actually been feeling a little under the weather. He didn’t practice yesterday. But he had a good game. He was executing how I wanted him to. In his post moves, his foot work was good, just like I taught him and it was working for him out there,” said Phelan. The Bombers are a young team, which includes two junior age players — Josh Matosevic and Robbie Dixon — and

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Tobin Eberle of the L.V. Rogers Bombers senior boy’s basketball squad fights for a loose ball during the local club’s 66-9 victory over Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries secondary on Tuesday night. Kevin Mills photo

Phelan said the plan is to bring more up so they can get experience and help out the bombers short bench. “Our juniors are some of our best players. Josh is solid. He’s a smart basketball player. He’s experienced. He’s played against tough competition so he doesn’t crack under the pressure.

“Robbie is a bit younger and he’s got a big task in running our point. He’s our point guard and he’s only been playing since this spring when we put a basketball in his hand.” The team held pactices for the past two days and have now headed out to participate in this weekend’s Fulton basket-

ball tournament in Vernon. The coach said practice is more important right now than games. “Our five guys there will probably give us a better game in practice. Ninety minutes of practice is probably more productive than our 40 minutes on the court against a team from the Kootenays.”

Skaters look to sharpen results in Rossland

With a slate of 14 competitors, the Nelson Figure Skating Club will test its mettle this weekend at the West Kootenay Invitational in Rossland. The meet marks the second major competition in the Kootenay Region giving skaters another opportunity to have their performances rated by a team of judges. In addition, many skaters will be attempting to pass dance and elements testing.

“Our senior skaters are looking to improve on their scores from the East Kootenay Invitational in Kimberley this past November,” said coach Sarah Gower. “They’re building towards hitting their peaks for the STARSkate Super Senior Series final in Kelowna this March where provincial champions at all levels will be crowned.” For those skaters competing at STAR 4 and over, their marks will also count to-

wards qualifying for the Provincial Development Camp later this year. “The is the busiest time of the season,” added coach Yoshie Measures. “We have kids working on freeskate and interpretive programs as well as taking tests. For our younger skaters Rossland will be their first taste of what a competition is like.” For more information visit the website at

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Remember to look ahead Renaissance is now under new ownership and would like to introduce our new team. All our stylists and estheticians are fully licensed professionals with on going training in the latest trends. We offer from now to March 15th a half price haircut with any colour service. All our products are now free of harsh chemicals while being good to the environment. They are also free of animal testing. We offer full spa services and are ready to take on all your aesthetics needs. To book your appointment please call Renaissance at 250.352.1955. Like us on Facebook for your chance to win a free haircut or mini facial.

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In my last column we focused on our tuck, and this week we will work on looking ahead and anticipating our next move! Do you find that you get where you are in life by pure chance or are you an active participant in creating your destiny? If you are the former then I am happy for you, but if you are the latter, like me then you have to lift your head up once in a while to choose your path. While skiing we are constantly faced with changing terrain, snow quality, and light conditions all while travelling at high speed down the hill around trees and other obstacles. How do we do this? We look down the hill in the direction that we are headed. Sounds simple but we can all use a bit of a tune up in this department. In ski racing we coach that a racer should be looking three gates ahead in order to choose a line that is both fast and smart so that they are creating speed while anticipating changes in rhythm and terrain. Do you look three turns down the hill? Next time you are on the hill think about this. When I am analyzing a skier I look at their goggles and see where they are facing. The most common error is that we look down at our ski tips. Chin up! Your feet are really smart and know what to do so let them do it and then you can focus on working the terrain to the best of your ability. In steep terrain you are planting your next pole as soon as you are finished with the last which

gives you some extra balance and they also work as sensory antennae. The other common mistake is looking back and forth across the hill rather than down the fall line. Whether we are hard charging free riders or super keen young powder puppies we all end up at the bottom of the mountain so that is where you should be looking. As soon as you start looking across the hill between turns your whole body will face that way and you will lose your flow dude. Ideally it is just your skis that go back and forth across the hill while your body just goes straight down the fall line. The more you look ahead the more you will commit to the fall line, the more rhythm you will have, and the more swing in your hips as you rock your way down your favourite run. For a drill, try letting your ski partner get three turns ahead of you and focus your eyes on them as you follow them down the hill at the same pace. Oh, and did I mention to look between the trees instead of at the trees? Where you look is going to determine your ultimate destiny! See you on the slopes! Check us out on Facebook! Whitewater Ski Team or visit the website at   — Dylan Henderson is the head coach for the Whitewater ski team. He is a certified Development Level coach with the Canadian Ski Coaches Federation and a Level 1 ski instructor with the Canadian Ski Instructors Association.

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Churches of Nelson

Sports Council seeks ar t iSt f o r m ur a l on Civic arena

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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

The Sports Council will accept applications from artists, until the end of January.

Please go to downloads for Expression of Interest. Deadline Jan. 31, 2014

CONNECT @ THE VINEYARD… THIS SUNDAY FOR A POTLUCK BREAKFAST! Not connected to a local faith community? Have you connected with us in the past but haven’t seen us in awhile? This is the Sunday to hear what we’re all about! Everyone welcome!

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Skier wins, then gets hurt

Nelson’s Trace Cooke won his first adult event last weekend. The local skier took home top spot in Verbier, Switzerland during Freeride Week. Cooke finished the event with a two-day total of 88.33 points, seven points higher than his next competitor Ivan Malakhov who finished with 81. That finish qualifies him to participate in the finals set for this weekend. However all the news wasn’t good for Cooke. While skiing during the week, the local athlete hit a boulder which was hidden by the new foot of powder that fell at Verbier. After a quick examination, it was established that Cooke suffered a small tear to a few ligaments in his knee. While he couldn’t continue to ski during the week, he is hoping to compete in the finals on the weekend. “My fingers are crossed that it (his knee) will be strong enough for the weekend. I’m going to take it day by day resting and strengthening, and hopefully with rest and the new knee-brace they gave me I can compete,” he wrote on Facebook. However, his mother Sharon Cooke, confirmed on Thursday that Trace would not be competing in the final. “From cloud nine, to falling off cloud nine,’ she said.

Unity Centre of the Kootenays starts at 11am Caroline Vrba’s topic is

“God Consciousness and Creativity” Any questions? Contact 250-354-5394 717 Vernon St. Seniors Citizens Club

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

Second week of Epiphany

Robin Murray presiding All are Welcome Caritas luncheon to follow service All children welcome for Sunday School and Nursery Room available

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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

Annual Vestry Meeting Sunday February 9 following the service.

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SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 8 (KOOTENAY LAKE) LATE FRENCH IMMERSION PROGRAM Information Session – January 29, 2014 School District 8 (Kootenay Lake) is very pleased to be able to offer a Late French Immersion Program for up to sixty students entering grade 6 in the 2014-2015 school year. The Program is located at Trafalgar Middle School for grades 6-8, and continues for grades 9-12 at L.V. Rogers Secondary School. The Late French Immersion Program is an “educational program in which a child whose first language is not French – studies in French.” (Dimitry Morales, Canadian Parents for French website)

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We recognize that not all interested families will be able to attend this information session. Up-to-date information will be available on our website ( after January 30, 2014. Because the Late French Immersion Program is limited to sixty students, a process of application for the program is necessary. Details regarding the application process for the Late French Immersion Program will be made available at the Information Session on January 29, 2014 – and posted on the District Website thereafter.

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No applications for the Program will be accepted prior to 9:00 AM, February 17, 2014. This will allow families to decide whether the program suits the needs of their child. It will also allow all applicants to be familiar with the application process – either through attendance at the Information Session, or through reading the information on the website. All inquiries must be directed by email to: Willow Makortoff,

Shame on You

Rob Rolleman – Eleos Centre Ministries Last week I suggested that shame and self-reproach is not helpful in overcoming our personal struggles. Shame, like all other emotions, does have its place however. Healthy shame can define personal limitations and provide a ‘check’ around appropriate and inappropriate behavior. Shame also reminds us that we are ‘human’ and fail from time to time. For some, shame takes a more sinister and destructive role. Shame actually defines their identity and not just their behavior, creating a sense of being deeply defective or flawed. Toxic shame can fuel selfhatred that in turn can foster a deep sense of inadequacy, selfdoubt, perfectionism, self-protection, anger and depression. Toxic shame is terribly destructive and unhelpful in overcoming our personal struggles and weaknesses. Interestingly, toxic shame can lead to an inverted sense of pride and self-absorption where we perceive our selves as being “so bad” and beyond any hope or redemption. We place ourselves on the throne of being ‘utterly despicable’ and become fixated and absorbed with our impenetrable flaws. A quote from C.S. Lewis comes to mind, “Humility is not thinking less of your self. It is thinking of your self less”.

Shame is not our identity. Toxic shame is simply a malicious lie designed to undermine our true identity, value and legitimacy. It prompts us to strive like crazy to compensate for our deep sense of defectiveness. Shame propels us to stay hidden and isolated so that others will not detect our flaws, including God Himself. It’s a perfect ‘divide and conquer’ strategy by the Enemy to keep us striving for acceptability and approval while keeping us apart.

The truth is, no one is so bad or so far gone that God’s redemptive love cannot reach or touch. “The Lord’s arm is not too weak to save you, nor is his ear too deaf to hear you call” (Isaiah 59:1). I believe that there is a deep need to be ‘known’, accepted and approved in the deep places of our being. God knows us intimately including our flaws and secrets and pursues us still with a persistent and unconditional love. Our sense of legitimacy and purpose is found in God’s insatiable love and acceptance. “ You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you” (From St. Augustine’s Confessions).



Parents, guardians and students who may be interested in pursuing a French Immersion educational program are invited to an Information Session. The purpose of this meeting will be to share information about the program and the application process. Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7:00 PM (PST) SD 8 (Kootenay Lake) Board Office 570 Johnstone Road, Nelson, BC. 21

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Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: 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

Personals Handyman Senior Gent looking for Single Ladies for companionship 70 & over N/S, likes curling bowling & quick conversation Would like to meet, Call 250-231-1631 or 359-7343

We are looking to fill the position for a Mechanical Designer Technologist with 1-5 years of experience. The position will focus on significant 2D & 3D drafting, drawing detailing and design work. A detailed description for the position can by accessed at: To apply, please submit your resume to This job posting closes on February 1, 2013

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



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Nelson Ford has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Sales Manager. This individual will be responsible for executing sales and marketing strategies, including pricing, distribution, advertising and sales promotion for the sales department. The successful applicant will also be responsible for managing inventory levels of both new and used products and ensuring inventory is ready for sale. Training, developing and motivating sales staff will be key components of this position. We are seeking a results-oriented individual who is highly motivated and has a strong desire to succeed by completely satisfying our customers! Demonstrated competency in vehicle sales and management as well as proven time management, organizational skills and leadership are essential. Nelson Ford has a long standing history within the community with a proven track record of providing outstanding service to our customers. The successful applicant will possess the values of honesty, integrity, respect, trustworthiness and hard work, in keeping with our corporate culture. Please note that all applicants are appreciated but only those considered for an interview will be contacted. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to


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Travel PHOENIX condo for rent. Location, location, location. 2 bedroom lakefront condo. Sleeps 8. Rent by the night, week, or month. Minutes away from all sports facilities, restaurants, horse racing track, shopping and outdoor activities. For more info and pics, check out our website. http://

Employment Career Opportunities TRUCK DRIVER - ON-CALL Nelson, BC - Regional District of Central Kootenay. Required Immediately. See full posting at

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Marguerite Irene Atkinson-Stewart Born: Passed: January 10, 2014

Marguerite Irene (Margo) Atkinson-Stewart of Richmond, B.C. passed away on January 10th, 2014 at Richmond General Hospital at the age of 71 with her family at her side. Margo (nee Renton) is survived by her loving husband Murray, sons Norman (Sheri), Russell (Cindi), daughters Rhonda (Mike), Marylynne (Paul), Gwyn (John), sisters Jean (Rocky) and Bets and their families, and grandchildren – Evan, Caitlyn, Nicholas, Lauren, Clinton, Corina, Justin and Connor, and three great grandchildren. Margo is predeceased by her parents and brother. Margo graduated from the Vancouver General School of Nursing in Feb. 1964, celebrating 50 years of nursing. Margo was devoted to her family, to nursing, volunteering, and to her many friendships. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society. Celebration of Life, Jan. 23 at 1 p.m. at The Richmond Funeral Home.

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Donna Cheryol Graychick (Nee Brattan)

July 30, 1939 to Jan. 7, 2014 Heaven got a little brighter with the passing of Donna Graychick on January 7, 2014. With heavy hearts, we say goodbye to our wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. Donna passed away peacefully with her family by her side at noon. Donna was born in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan, attended high school, and further pursued her schooling with The Royal Canadian Air Force. Donna moved to Nelson with her husband Ed in 1965. Donna and Ed loved Nelson immediately and raised their four children here. Daughter of Jack and Hilda Brattan (both deceased). She is survived by her husband, Ed Graychick, and their children Edwina (Jamie), Shannon (Pat), Scott (Karin), and Stephen. Donna is also survived by her sister, Joan (Joe), many nephews and nieces, and her best friend Irene Evanoff (Fred). Her grandchildren, Jason (Susan), Noah, Ben, Aryana, Natelia and her great grand-daughter Abigail Donna will cherish their memories of her. Donna always put other’s before herself. On the 18th of January 2014, we will be putting her first with A Celebration of Life at the Hume Hotel, in the Hume Room from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. This will be an informal gathering. If you wish to give a donation, give to the charity of your choice or the local I O D E where Donna volunteered for many years. Thanks to all the staff at The Nelson and Trail Hospital, in care nurses and medical staff that participated in Donna’s care. Special thanks to Dr. D. Sonnichsen for his small town approach, Brooke (Nurse Trail Hospital) and Cheryl from Cardiac Transport Unit for the compassionate care they provided to our loved one. Special thanks also to Kayla from the Trail Hospital Intensive Care Unit for so graciously guiding our family through the most difficult journey of our lives. We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and generosity we have received from others. Online condolences may be expressed at

Born: July 1, 1914 Passed: January 11, 2014

Lost & Found FOUND: Bass Amp, Tuesday Dec 17th, around the 700 block of Mill St 352-7818 FOUND: Pair of gloves lower Fairview call to identify 250 352-5600 FOUND: Silver ring with engraving call 352-2835 to identify. LOST: Clip on Earring, pearl with gold back @ Chahko Mika mall 352-0147 LOST: White iPhone Dec 26th or 27th 250 864-6844

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Thomas Schilling Born: December 26, 1959 Passed: January 13, 2014 Tom passed away suddenly on January 13th. He was born in Germany to Adolf and Margareta Schilling and immigrated to Canada in 1987 where he met his love, Melodie. Tom touched many people with his generosity, kindness and was well known for his in-depth conversations. He was a hardworking man and was committed to everything he undertook. He is survived by his wife, Melodie; step-daughters, Kyla Hickey (Jason Strongman) and Colleen Hickey (Brian Sawyer); grandchildren, Zoe, Ella, Kobe; his family in Germany, mother, Margareta, siblings, Arnold, Christian, Krista, Karen and Carmen. He is also survived by many sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews. Tom always had a special place in his heart for those in need. In his memory, donations can be made to Plan Canada, Gifts of Hope, 245 Englinton Ave East, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 0B3. A service will be held at Thompson Funeral Home on Sunday, January 19th at 10:00 a.m. for family and close friends. Condolences can be made at


sther Ingeborg (nee:Hilde) Johnson was born July 1, 1914 in Donalda, Alberta to Stener and Gertrude Hilde. She passed away on January 11, 2014 in Nelson, BC. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph (Joe) Johnson, daughter Esther Beck, son-in-law Morley Lessard, grandson Joey Carl Johnson and great great grandson Gabriel Riley Bennett Dealy. She is the last of her 11 Hilde siblings. She is survived by a son David (Alma) Johnson, a daughter Pauline Lessard, Sonin-law Michael Beck, Grandchildren Sharol (Neil) Josephson, Paul (Rebecca) Lessard, Dan (Sheryl) Johnson, Lorraine (Rollie) Koop, Randy (Ann) Lessard, Debbie (Marcelo) Ike, Juanita (Mark) Anderson, Becky (Randy) Jesse, several grand children, great grand children, 7 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. Esther and Joe managed the Bethany Old Folks Home in Calgary, Alberta for many years. When Bethany Chronic Hospital (later Bethany Care Centre) was established in Calgary, Joe was the founding director and Esther their first Matron (Director of Nursing.) Subsequently they moved to Mirror Lake, BC where they owned and operated the Kootenay Lake Guest Home for seniors. They moved into Nelson while Joseph pastored the Evangelical Covenant Church on two separate occasions. Esther lived her remaining life at Six Mile and most recently at Mountain Lake Assisted Living. She will be remembered for her strong faith in God, love of music, musical involvement in the community and her gifts as organist/pianist in the Covenant Church. Her family and friends will miss her warm and loving spirit, and her lefsa, particularly in the past at the early Christmas Morning Julotta Services. The Memorial Service will be held in the Balfour Covenant Church, Upper Balfour Road at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 17, 2014. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to “ReachAcross”. E-mail: ( Online condolences may be expressed at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service.

Hubert Alfred (Bud) McRann 1948 - 2014 Hubert Alfred (Bud) McRann, 65, of Nelson BC. passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in his home on January 8th, 2014 He was born to the late Alfred and Bernice McRann, April 28th, 1948 in Pouce Coupe BC. Bud lived for his family, nothing was more important to him than spending time with his wife, 3 sons, daughter in-law, and 3 granddaughters who were his pride and joy. While spending time with his family was his greatest joy, he also could be found travelling abroad to places like China, Thailand, Vietnam, Africa, and the Caribbean. He loved going for walks, being out on the water on his boat, and cruising in his Beamer always with his wife by his side. Bud loved his work where he was considered to be a leader, a mentor, and friend. He was highly respected and looked up to wherever he worked. With time in-between working in highway road maintenance Bud felt lucky to be able to begin and end his career with BC Hydro working on Dam projects. Bud is survived by his wife of 40 years, Lynn, son, Jason, son and granddaughters, Jared, Jordan, Emily and Hanna, son and daughter in-law, Justin and Holly. Bud was also survived by his 3 brothers Wayne, Dale and Barry and 3 sisters Vera, Doreen, and Marlene. Bud: Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Son, Friend, Mentor, and Hero. To those of us who were lucky enough to have you in our life will forever live with your memory and a greater sense of love, life, and happiness. In lieu of flowers please donate in memory of Bud McRann to Prostate Cancer of Canada. A service will be held with a reception to follow at the Catholic Church Cathedral in Nelson BC on Saturday January 18, 2014 at 10:30 am. On line condolences may be expressed at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

Nelson Star Friday, January 17, 2014

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Kootenay Kids Society is seeking Casual Caregivers to assist in providing quality childcare for children birth to 5 years. Please apply by Friday, January 24. For detailed job posting please go to

Norm’s Auto Refinishing, Terrace, BC. High production, ICBC Accredited body shop requires a LICENSED AUTOMOTIVE PAINTER. Competitive wages, excellent benefits. fax: 250-635-3081 or email: Attn: Mel Rundell, Manager A23

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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

career opportunity Operations Assistant Reference Number 1401 Reporting to the Director, Operations, the Operations Assistant will be responsible for providing a wide range of technical and administrative duties to support the Operations department. The successful candidate will provide support in the areas of Asset Management, Lands Management, document transmittals, compiling draft reports and filing, retrieving and archiving of documents.

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The ideal candidate will have post secondary education, preferably in Business Administration and/or several years’ related experience in an administrative position. The candidate will be proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite and be able to multi-task effectively, be adaptable to changing priorities, and work cooperatively in a team environment.


Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to visit the Careers section of our website at for the detailed job description. Closing date for this position is January 24, 2014.



Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) delivers supports and services to adults with developmental disabilities and their families in British Columbia. We have a part-time Regional Finance Manager position available in the Castlegar Integrated Office. Please see competition #2014.006 posted on our website for details and mention you saw the ad in this paper. Closing date is January 29, 2014. For more information on this and all other available positions, visit our website:

Nelson Community Services Centre (NCSC) is seeking a full-time, qualified, and experienced counsellor with a commitment to the field of violence against women. This Stopping the Violence Counselor will be experienced in feminist counselling practices, anti-oppressive theory, women’s safety, and related support services for women who have experienced various forms of violence, abuse, and trauma. This Counselor must have a degree in counselling, social work or a related field, or the equivalent education and experience, along with proven counseling experience. If this sounds like the field you are passionate about, your professional background, and your dream place to live and work, then we invite your application. NCSC is committed to equality in employment, however, due to the sensitive nature of the work required in this program, the NCSC has made a bonafide gender requirement and, as such, applications will be accepted only from qualified females. For the more detailed job posting, including wage, please see our website at Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Send resume and cover letter to: Rona Park, Executive Director Nelson Community Services Centre #201 - 518 Lake Street Nelson, BC V1L 4C6 Or via e-mail to:

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Friday, January 17, 2014 Nelson Star




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

Senior Architectural Technologist Architect firm seeking an experienced Senior Architectural Technologist in Nelson, BC. Minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience required. Must be proficient in the production of drawings from schematic design through to construction documentation with minimum supervision. High level skill in Computer Aided Design Macintosh VectorWorks preferred. The successful candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of BC Building Code and strong knowledge of building construction and technology. Excellent oral and written communication skills, design, and problem solving skill. LEED accreditation is preferred. Building Technology Diploma or similar required. Candidate must be motivated and be able to work well independently and with others in a team environment. Submit resumes in confidence to by January 25, 2014. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

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

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


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

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Product Consultant Castlegar Hyundai requires a full-time Product Consultant who shares our enthusiasm for selling our highly rated vehicles. Automotive experience is not required, as training is provided, but skill and comfort with customers is vital. You must enjoy helping people. You must also be conÀdent, motivated, well groomed and professional. Our standards are high, but this is a golden opportunity for a rewarding, long-term career in our local area. Please send your cover letter and resume to: Keith Kalawsky President & General Manager 713 - 17th Street Castlegar, BC V1N 1J1 Fax: 250-365-5376 Email:

Misc. for Sale HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? Stunning Diamond engagement ring princess cut set with gold and palladium. Diamond is nearly flawless and colorless. Appraised at $4100,selling for $2500, OBO. Papers included. Call or text 250 777-1779

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

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

JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS Fort McMurray & Leduc Alberta Gladiator Equipment Ltd. has immediate positions for Journeyman Heavy Duty, off road Certified Mechanics for work in Fort McMurray and Leduc, Alberta. Excellent wages and benefits. fax 1-780-986-7051.


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

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HAVING a Baby? A Beautiful Birth offers doula care and private childbirth classes. A doula supports mama’s to be and partners emotionally, physically and informationally. Private classes are offered separately or combined with doula care. Contact me if you have questions about how I could support you and your growing family. 250-551-2801

Applicants will need to hold a valid TQ for Heavy Duty or Commercial Transport, class three driver’s licence and Motor Vehicle Inspection licence would be an asset.

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Misc. Wanted Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Estates, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins, Bills etc. Confidential 250-499-0251

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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



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BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.95/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger Available TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

Misc. for Sale Affordable Steel Shipping Containers for sale/rent 20’ & 40’ Kootenay Containers Castlegar 250-365-3014 Matag Washer & Kenmore Dryer, works like new, age 20+ 352-6137

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Apt/Condo for Rent FRUITVALE, 1 upstairs 2bd. apt. $695./mo. Please Text Only 250-921-9385 UPPER WARFIELD, 2bd. apt. $700./mo. +util. avail. immed. 250-231-3538

Apartment Furnished SIX MILE, Immediate occupancy Super Clean, Super Cozy fully furnished & equipped inclu util, Wifi, Digital cable onsite laundry beautiful surroundings call Laurie @ 250 777-1146 on bus route

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Parts and Service Advisor Enjoy a genuine career in the Kootenays by joining Castlegar Hyundai. We need a parts and service advisor to schedule work, provide estimates, sell service and parts, coordinate technicians and treat our customers and their vehicles with care. We oIIer beneÀts, bonuses, paid training, a good work environment and the opportunity to advance. If you have relevant experience outside the auto sector, we will also consider your application. A valid driver·s license is reTuired. Please submit your cover letter and resume in conÀdence to Darryl Strobel Service & Parts Manager )ax   Email



RETAIL/OFFICE space, 2076 Columbia ave., Rossland. 900 square feet plus part basement. Located at busy end of Columbia ave. phone 250352-5674, text 250-505-4420 or email

Duplex / 4 Plex BEAUTIFUL, bright, hardwood floor office space approx. 170 square feet. quiet, Victoria St location. Perfect for Counselor, RMT, or anyone wanting a great office space in a nice heritage building. Contact Yogita 250-354-7758 available Now January 2014

Homes for Rent 2 bdrm, 2 kms from Nelson W/D, F/S, util includ, N/S N/P ref’s 250 354-2052 after 6 pm 2 Bdrm country home full Basement N/P N/S references Req’d $850/mo + util Newly installed furnace 250-359-7536 CRAWFORD Bay Rental, 3.5 bdrm, dbl garage, new appl, hot tub, n/s, $1000 + util 250365-1005 E.TRAIL, 2bd., full basement,$850./mo. f/s,w/d,n/s,n/p. 250-365-9306, 250-365-5003 Mobile Home W/D, F/S 2 Bdrms, addition, deck, in Thrums. 250-304-9273 or 250-359-7178 NELSON- 2 bdrm executive waterfront home, 6 mile Nelson, partially furnished. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $1700+ utils. (250)825-4471 or 250354-9434. TRAIL, 1bd. furn. w/extra storage room, new appls. clean, $550./mo. 250-368-9558



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CASTLEGAR (Ootischenia) 1.5 Bdrm, Basement Suite N/S newly reno, Pets? 250-365-1545

Want to Rent 39 yr old req’s housing in Slocan Valley. Willing to pay $500/m for self-contained unit. Good with people & animals. Good refs. Sam 352-9876 or email Hardworking motivated couple require 1 or 2 bdrm home in Trail or Salmo. Up to $900/m all inclu, prefers W/D access. Handy with yard & home repairs. Good ref’s. Devrey @ 352-9876 or

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Young man seeks affordable one bdrm suite or shared accommodations in Nelson or on bus route. Tidy, responsible and easy going. Great computer skills; actively seeking employment. Good refs. Kalub 352-9876


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2005 Cadillac SRX-V. All wheel drive wagon. V8 Auto, ultra view sunroof, heated leather, fully loaded. No accidents or rust, original paint, never smoked in, new brakes,wheel bearings, snow tires on factory rims (real dub wheels w/ summer tires), bearings. Only 102,000 kms! $58,000 replacement cost, 1st $12,950 takes!!! No GST! 551-3336 Nelson, BC.


TRAIL, 1 Bdrm $395/month, near shopping & bus, seeking quiet person 250-368-6075

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Sales Representative With critically acclaimed vehicles such as the all-new, award-winning GMC Sierra pickup, Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick GMC’s outlook has never been better. As a result, we’re looking for a capable, personable and motivated sales representative to demonstrate our exciting lineup of vehicles to customers. If you have a deep interest in automobiles and enjoying sharing your passion with others in a genuinely helpful manner, then maybe this position is for you. We provide the kind of training and support to help you succeed, and our compensation and benefits packages rank among the best anywhere. Sales experience is helpful but not necessary. Good communication and computer skills along with a willingness to learn and constantly improve are far better indicators of potential success. Please send your cover letter and resume to: Scott Hutt, Sales Manager 1700 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 2W4 Fax: (250) 365-3949 Email:


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Man, 50 seeking affordable housing in Nelson. Quiet, clean & agreeable. Jack of all trades; may consider work trade towards rent. Good refs. LM for David D @ 505-5506

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1992 Cardinal 27ft. 5th wheel w/pullout, in very good condition, inside stored, new awning, water heater and pump. $7,300/obo. 250-442-3224

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Legal Notices In accordance with the Warehouse Lien Act, the following boat will be offered for sale, by way of public auction at Scotties Marina. The marina is located at 5220 Broadwater Road Castlegar, BC and the auction will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm. There will be a reserve bid of $2,100.00 20’ Apollo Inboard Registration #12K-1861 s/n A6M601A6M76 complete with all of its contents and attachments and a 1979 Shorelander Trailer s/n S90-05106 License Plate #875-853 Notice to Creditors In the Estate of Nick John Denisoff, Deceased, late of Glade, BC who died December 26, 2013. TAKE NOTICE that all persons having claims upon the estate of the above named must file with the undersigned Executor by the 30th day of January, 2014 a full statement of their claims and of securities held by them. Neil Denisoff 2340 Upper Glade Road Castlegar, BC, V1N 4R5

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Nelson Star Friday, January 17, 2014

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closing its doors Friday Jan. 24 Nelson’s Sharon Henderson has been chosen to represent the local Grans to Grans on Submitted photo an educational trip to Sub-Saharan Africa.

Local gran chosen Sharon Henderson of the Nelson Grans to Grans group has been selected as one of only 22 Canadian grandmothers to represent the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign on an educational trip to Sub-Saharan Africa. The trip is organized by the Stephen Lewis Foundation. In March 2014, they will visit grassroots projects in Ethiopia, Botswana and South Africa. This trip expresses the group’s solidarity with African grandmothers and enhances and deepens understanding and ability to raise critical funds and awareness — by witnessing first-hand the resilience and ingenuity of African grandmothers in the face of HIV and AIDS.

Henderson will offer post-trip speaking engagements to interested groups about her experiences and the transformative work at the grassroots that is turning the tide of the AIDS pandemic. Canadian grandmothers have raised an astonishing $19 million for African grandmothers since 2006. It is staggering and has made a tremendous difference at the grassroots level. Yet, it is still a scratch on the surface compared to the urgent needs across the continent. The public can support Henderson and the work of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign, by donating Aeroplan points to Aeroplan’s Beyond Miles at http://beyondmiles.



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What is Proposed? & Where?

THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON Zoning Bylaw No. 3199, 2013 and Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 3275, 2013 TAKE NOTICE that the Corporation of the City of Nelson proposes to repeal the Land Use Regulation Bylaw No. 2243, 1987 in its entirety and replace it with Zoning Bylaw No. 3199, 2013 and amend Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3247, 2013. The Land Use Regulation Bylaw No. 2243, 1987 is proposed to be repealed in its entirety, and replaced with Zoning Bylaw No. 3199, 2013. Amendments to the Official Community Plan are also proposed. The proposed changes are intended to create a user-friendly, consistent and modern bylaw that is reflective of the direction set out in the Official Community Plan. All properties within the City of Nelson are affected by these proposed changes.

This year was another success! All proceeds went to the Nelson Food Cupboard and The Nelson Real Estate Fund with Osprey Foundation. The amount raised in Food and Cash totaled $2380.00!

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A BIG HUGE tHANks tO OUR MAIN spONsORs • Cadyshack promotions - Rena & Don Webb • Centennial Food service • Deejay terrantino • The prestige lakeside Resort • The Bridge • sysco

AlsO WARM WElCOME tO • Ripping Giraffe • The Express • Fairies pyjamas • phoenix Computers • sanderella’s Boutique & starbird teahouse • 4Cats Art studio • kootenai Moon Furniture • shalimar Health spa • Waves on the lake • The Capitol Theatre • Mountain Waters spa and Wellness

• Junipers Bistro • Barry konklin • NDCC • kootenay Coffee • safeway • Nelson Ford • Maureen and len Crawford • Whitewater • Coles • Wholesale Club • santa’s Elves • staff of Ric’s lounge

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• Ric’s lounge and Grill • save On Foods • Colin payne photography • Nelson star • live In The koots team w/ Fair Realty

and Grill and the prestige lakeside Resort • The Heritage Harmony Barbour shop Chorus • All the Volunteers that made this morning a huge success • Ron Bogusz, Derek Diener and Greg tromans with Assured Home Inspections

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Nelson City Council will hold a Public Hearing for the proposed amendment on: January 23, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. City Hall, Council Chambers, Second Floor, 310 Ward Street, Nelson B.C. at which time and place all persons who deem their interest in property affected by the amending bylaws may be heard on matters contained therein. Written submissions for or against the proposed amendments can be read or verbal submissions made at the Public Hearing. If you are unable to attend the Public Hearing, written submissions must be delivered to the City of Nelson prior to 4:30 pm on the day of the Public Hearing. All written submissions are public information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Submissions may be delivered by mail or by hand to: City of Nelson, 101- 310 Ward Street, Nelson, BC V1L 5S4, by email to:, or by fax to: 250-352-6594.

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The amending bylaws may be inspected at the office of the Manager of Development Services & Sustainability at: City Hall, First Floor, 310 Ward Street, Nelson, B.C. from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday to Friday inclusive with the exception of Statutory Holidays from the date of this notice until January 23, 2014. Manager of Development Services & Sustainability Dated at Nelson, B.C. December 18, 2013



Community Events The Rotary Club of Nelson Daybreak presents an elegant evening of dining and wine pairing on Friday, January 17 at 6 p.m. at Mary Hall, Selkirk College. Tickets are $70 per person, which includes four courses with four paired wines. For tickets call 250-505-1306 or email This is a fundraiser for polio eradication.

Canadian Federation of University Women Nelson and District Club is hosting its January 18 meeting at the New Grand Hotel Banquet Room from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The general meeting is at 10 a.m. with speakers to follow at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon. The speakers, from Nelson Cares and Nelson Community Services, will address the topic of “Preventing and Responding to Violence against Women and Girls.” New members are welcome to attend. For details see,

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 Street. Our next meeting is on January 20. For more info call 250-352-3583.

Nelson’s second Death Cafe will take place on Tuesday, January 21, 7 to 9 p.m. at the The Vienna Cafe. This event is sold out.

Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill is hosting a burger and beer fundraiser and silent auction for Katrina Fontaine on January 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. To donate a silent

auction item, please contact Tanya Finley at The Locavores’ Feast (aka 100 Mile Potluck) returns at the Vallican Whole Community Centre (3762 Little Slocan River Road) on Saturday, January 25. The event includes a silent auction and live entertainment. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m. Admission is by donation and a potluck item. For more info go to Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band hosts Robbie Burns Night on Saturday, January 25 at Eagles Hall. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children under the age of 10. Reserve your ticket by calling 250-825-9418. Exam cram for teens at the Nelson Library on Saturday, January 25 from noon to 4 p.m. The library will have study space and tutors from the Selkirk teacher training program on hand. There will also be snacks and door prizes. For more info and to let us know you are planning to attend, call or email Joanne jharris@nelson. ca or 250-505-5683. Drop ins are welcome. Free! Tipi Camp hosts a day of yoga and dance on Sunday, January 26 at the Anglican Church Hall (723 Ward Street) from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. to midnight. Participants can stay for one class, all day or anywhere in between. The event is a fundraiser for camp bursaries that allow youth whose families cannot afford the enrolment fee to attend the camps. Pledge sheets are online at For more info call Sandra at 250-505-3173 or email

The annual Alzheimer Walk for Memories is Sunday, January 26 at the Nelson and District Community Complex. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk goes at 10 a.m. This year’s walk is dedicated to all caregivers. David Boyd, Minister of Nelson United Church will share his sabbatical journey on Sunday, January 26 and again on Sunday, February 9. Starting at 3:30 p.m. at the Nelson United Church Hall (602 Silica Street) he will present pictures and stories about Palestine and Israel. A simple potluck supper will be served at 5 p.m. The second part of his presentation, including stories and pictures from Nepal and the Everest Base Camp Trek, will start at 6 p.m. Because there are two presentations, attendees could listen to half the presentation on the 26th and the other half on February 9, if desired. All are welcome. Celebrate Family Literacy Day at the Nelson Public Library on Monday, January 27 from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Families with kids aged two to six are invited to a special program, with stories, songs, crafts and special literacy activities. Free to all, snacks provided. Please register: jharris@ or call 250-352-6333. West Kootenay Naturalist monthend meeting is Monday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Silver King Campus, Room 16, Selkirk College. Wildlife biologist and ecologist Marlene Machmer will give a presentation on the yellow-breasted chat, an endangered warbler species inhabiting the Waneta area. All are welcome. For more info call 250-362-7424.

Allen Earle Sinkie 1956 – 2014

Al passed away suddenly on Friday January 10, 2014. He was born in Royal Columbia Hospital in New Westminster B.C. on December 23, 1956. Al spent his childhood in Vancouver where he learned to love and play hockey from the early age of 7. In 1981, Al followed his lifelong friends Helen and Frank to Nelson where he continued playing hockey in Nelson’s gentleman’s league for several years making many friends. He worked several jobs including Morning Mountain Ski Hill, Farmers Supply, Devito’s Shoe Repair, Forestry, Bel Maintenance and most recently for the Regional District of Central Kootenay. Ultimately, Al became a Kootenay Man. He absolutely loved the outdoors and during the last 30 years he spent most of his free time in the mountains riding his dirt bike, camping or hiking. One of his passions was to take friends, family and anyone willing to join him into the surrounding mountains pointing out the beauty and naming all the mountain peaks. In 2012 Al joined the Kootenay Mountaineering Club where he quickly became involved in trail maintenance and led many club hikes. Al is survived by his wife Sheila, step son Jeremiah, parents Marg and Earle, brother Garry (Sharon), many cousins, aunts & uncles and extended family. We are extremely grateful for the over whelming love and kindness expressed by family and friends, the Beasley Fire and Rescue team, paramedics, the staff at Kootenay Lake District Hospital and Neal the sander. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday January 18, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Best Western Hotel, Nelson. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in Al’s honour. (

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Tell us about your upcoming event, email: Workshops Don’t be baffled by that new device you got for Christmas — the library is here to help! This month, the Nelson Public Library’s Community Access Program intern Amanda Firth offers two sessions to de-baffle you with your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or android tablet. On Friday, January 17 from 10 a.m. to noon she’ll demystify those enticing Apple products, and on Friday, January 24 from 10 a.m. to noon she’ll take on android tablets — including tips and tricks, surfing and settings, downloading apps, and more. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Call 250-352-6333 to secure a space. Ellison’s hosts a free workshop on January 18 at 10 a.m. The topic is “Beekeeping 101.” Join Jo-Anne Stoltz of Kootenay Beekeeping Supplies to find out how to get started with beekeeping. Established beekeepers bring your questions. Columbia Basin Trust grant writing workshop is at the Silver King campus of Selkirk College in Nelson on Wednesday, January 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. This free workshop provides basic information on developing a project concept, identifying appropriate funders and writing a strong application. Also includes an overview of Trust granting programs. Registration required; call 250-352-6601. Over the course of two Saturdays, award winning medical illustrator Ryan Kissinger will share his very specialized knowledge, and its application, of the wider world of drawing and comic book illustration.

At the end of the first day each student will have created a finalized drawing based on observations of a live model. During the second week the drawing will be converted to pen and ink. All skill levels are welcome. Classes are at the Old Church Hall (602 Kootenay Street) on February 1 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee is $80, which includes materials. For info email Della at delmacloud@ Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill hosts a registration-based swing dancing class beginning February 2, with instructors Peter Clement and Kristina Burkhardt. Space is limited. To register call Peter at 250-551-0333. Casting Calls Black Productions is holding auditions for roles in a local production of the Broadway musical Chicago on Saturday, January 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 19 from 6 to 10 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Auditionees must be over the age of 18. Please prepare two vocal selections, one of your choosing and one from the show. Auditions will be approximately 10 minutes in length. To schedule an audition, email with your preferred date and time. Announcement Nelson Knights of Columbus is accepting nominations for its 2013 Citizen of the Year. Nomination forms are available at Nelson City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce and Baker Street Menswear. Deadline for nominations is February 28 at 4 p.m. For further Information call Bob Tremblay, 250-825-9204.


Looking for solutions to business challenges? Wanting to identify business opportunities? Would you benefit from a network of peers? The Nelson Business Exchange is a small business problem-solving initiative that brings business owners together to act as an informal peer mentorship group. We meet monthly for breakfast to share ideas, issues and opportunities related to our businesses. To find out more about how your business could benefit from the Business Exchange, contact Community Futures Central Kootenay at 250.352.1933 Ext. 103

WHO WILL BE NELSON’S 2013 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR? The Nelson Knights of Columbus are seeking nominations to recognize an individual who has made the greatest contribution through volunteerism. Nomination forms and cover letter are available at Nelson City Hall, Chamber of Commerce and Baker Street Mens Wear Nominations close at 4:00 p.m. February 28, 2014

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There’s no question that support, or just a shot of books can make you laugh absinthe in a dark Paris or cry or think. Whatever bar. If it weren’t for Gerour reading future looks trude Stein, James Joyce, like, there will certainly and Ezra Pound, Hemingbe books. And for there way might never have to be books, there must be penned or published The writers. Sun Also Rises. And so the When some writers tell company of other writers me they can hardly wait to is important if we are to get back to the project at have books. hand, and that they love Writers know this, every second of writing, which explains the numI am always a little suspi- ber of times at the library cious. Or perhaps I’m just we’re asked about writing envious. For me, writing groups. Unfortunately, is a difficult, sometimes there’s not a lot we can tell fraught, solitary occupa- those inquiring writers, as tion that puts the prospect writing groups tend not to of cleaning under the advertise. kitchen sink or around That’s because writing the toilet bowl in a much groups are built on trust, more rosy light. and once a good workAmerican journalist, ing dynamic is achieved, novelist, poet, screenwrit- most groups are loath to er and biographer Gene mess with it. Fowler (who gave up a And yet here you are: budding career in taxi- a budding writer looking dermy to pursue his craft) to stretch your limbs, or famously said, “Writing is a writer with a project in easy: All you do is sit star- search of brilliant and ining at a blank sheet of pa- sightful critique. You need per until drops of blood a writing group. form on your forehead.” What to do if you’re a Clearly, with such an writer in search of compaextensive writing portfo- ny? Come to The Compalio, Fowler’s was a blood- ny of Writers, a workshop ier business than stuffing about writing groups at roadkill, but was it any the Nelson Public Library more fun? Maybe — if on Tuesday, January 21 he had the company of at 7 p.m. (let us know if other writers to help him you’re coming: email adthrough. Writers have always The evening will cover sought other writers for different writing group companionship, solace, models: groups that get 3.25 x 4.7

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Skateboarding is often misunderstood, but Nelson and the surrounding areas have produced a multitude of talented skateboarders who have gone on to become professionals, sponsored amateurs and many have gone on to work in the industry doing design, art, fashion, media or business work that earns them a living. The culture of skateboarding breeds significant, talented and creative people and due to the nature of our terrific new outdoor space, it is time we recognized skateboarders as passionate, enthusiasts that have something to offer our community, in the same way we embrace outdoor recreation and winter sports and their effect on the local economy. As we anticipate the spring opening of the outdoor skatepark, it is important to remember the roots of this project and the place local skateboarders have called home for many years — the Nelson and District Youth Centre. The centre has housed and fostered generations of Kootenay

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people and continually encouraged youth to stay on board when there was no place else to go. In 2014 we invite you to drop by

thoughts on future development, let us know. This space should not be taken for granted. A lot of fun and new experiences will grace the scene of the outdoor facility in spring, with contests, demos, lessons and other programs, including use and etiquette awaiting to be held. Take pride in our skateboarders and they will take pride in Kootenay Lifestyle Specialists themselves. Having a brand new, beautiful place to Kevin Layla skate, should en250-354-2958 250.354.3369 courage all users We never stop moving® to pick up their garbage, stay safe and respect other and see the activities taking place users. We’re looking forward to it. here. Skate lessons are offered on Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. for a — Amy Mattes works for $15 drop in fee or $60 for five lesthe Nelson and District sons. If users of the indoor facility Youth Centre as the have ideas for layout changes or Skatepark Program Leader.


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