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Vol. 91 Issue 4 • Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • www.arrowlakesnews.com • 250-265-3823 • $1.25 •
RCMP crusier set ablaze, police seek public’s help Black Press
The Slocan Lake RCMP have released a photo of a police cruiser which was set on fire back in December. At 2:45 a.m. on December 19, 2013 Slocan Lake RCMP responded to the report of a fire in front of the RCMP Detachment in New Denver. Police attended to discover the front of the vehicle fully engulfed in flames. The New Denver Fire Department attended and were able to extinguish the fire prior to it spreading to the detachment. No injuries were sustained as a result of the fire, however the vehicle was burnt beyond repair. The vehicle and scene were examined; evidence obtained indicates that the fire was suspicious in nature. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Slocan Lake RCMP at 250-358-2223 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Slocan Lake RCMP are asking the public for help to solve a suspicious police vehicle fire which occurred on December 19, 2013 in front of the detachment in New Denver. Courtesy RCMP
Water and sewer rates on rise, but operating costs still unknown
Mike Pedersen explains part of the Nakusp water system to NSS students as part of the Know Your Watershed Program. Courtesy Know Your Watershed Claire paradis Arrow Lakes News
Water and sewer bills will be going out next month, but setting the rates with an eye to the future has been a challenge for the Village due to major utility projects still being in the works. In order to understand how the proposed
rates for water and sewer are set, Nakusp mayor and council attended a presentation by CAO Linda Tynan, CFO Rob Richards and Director of Operations Mike Pedersen. The two utilities have had major projects in construction for years now, and unknowns about what it will take to run them has made forecasting costs difficult. Once the sewer and water treatment plants are up and running, long term financing
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strategies will be possible and a priority, said Tynan. The major overhaul of both sewer and water treatment was long overdue, said Pedersen, who told council that Nakusp has been close to its maximum capacity for both for a long time. “Did you know the Village was experiencing a water crisis?” he asked. Growth in the population has been severely limited by water and sewer capacities. For example, a shift in the course of the Kuskanax River one year had resulted in the need for watering restrictions. The inability of sewage lagoons to empty in time for more waste input was another sign that major changes needed to be made. Without the new water system, Nakusp has been using water that is technically untreated. Although the water is filtered and chlorinated, the water is considered untreated. With the new system that includes UV treatment, the Village will be bringing its system into compliance with water regulations. What the cost of that compliance actually is, is still unknown. Although Pedersen said that at the moment chemical costs are high and likely higher than what they will be with the new system as the amount of chlorine required will drop, what operating costs will be are still undetermined. A bright light on the water side is the micro-hydro plant, which was not only
financed 100 per cent by grants as a green technology, but will also be generating money as well as power. The plant was started up on Wednesday, Jan. 15, and a conservative projection is that it will bring in $30,000 a year. Mayor Karen Hamling commented that it was indeed one of those projects where Hydro “pays us [as small power producers] more than we pay them” that has been criticized for driving up consumer Hydro rates. In this case, it’s to the advantage of the Village. Another part of the water system upgrade is the development of Well #2, a second source of water that with its flow rate of 60 litres per second (versus the first well which flows at 25 litres/second) will easily supply redundancy for the entire water system. It will also make expansion of water up the north road a possibility. With the need for an upgraded sewer system, the Village took advantage of the opportunity to develop green components such as a water reclamation system. This system will filter water and make it usable for irrigation of fields and green space in the Village. Grants that have made work on the waste water system have been available because there are innovative green components, which have been drawing a lot of attention from around the province.
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NADB and Chamber visit Jan. 13 Nakusp council meeting Claire paradis Arrow Lakes News
There was a bit of an audience for the Jan. 13 Nakusp council meeting. Two annual reports were given to council; Laurie Page presented for the Nakusp and Area Development Board and Cedra Eichenauer presented for the Chamber of Commerce.
Annual Reports from NADB and Chamber of Commerce Laurie Page’s Prezi-powered presentation impressively showed not only what free software can do, but also what NADB has done in the past year and where they’re headed. The organization is very proud to have representation of and collaboration between many different sectors of the community on their board, said Page, which has a huge value. As for projects, NADB’s Business Retention and Expansion survey run by Vivien Berry is now in the action phase, moving on the data gathered by the survey. The Business and Organization Directory is also now up and running, a great resource that makes it easy to find information and services in the region. A Tourism Marketing organization under the leadership of Peter Welkerling is on task to coordinate strategic marketing for the area as well. NADB is interested in the Waste Wood 2 Rural Heat project too, and hopes to be involved with projects that arise. Like all annual reports, the NADB’s asked and answered the question: why would the Village continue to invest $6,000 a year. The amount is small change, said Page, but it builds up and is better than asking for money when there’s a large project. Even so, the Chair was pleased that the NADB was able to provide seed funding for projects that serves the double
purpose of providing cash as well as showing community support. But the money isn’t the most important thing the Village gives the NADB, said Page. It’s the responsiveness from the Village and the continued participation of councillors at meetings that is the most valuable. Councillor Joseph Hughes asked Page if she thought that there was more collaboration over the years, to which she replied that the people at the table are really really good, working together with no egos. Cedra Eichenauer presented the Chamber’s annual report which focused on an ever-increasing need for the visitor’s centre to be available more to tourists. At the moment, the centre has reduced hours during the winter, but the emails keep coming in. “Because we’re closed on weekends, we don’t know who we’re missing,” Eichenauer told council. The chamber would like to be open more hours – the intent every year – but their hopes are bigger than their budget. Roughly 6,000 parties came through the centre last year, and $2 million was spent in Nakusp by overnight visitors. Visitor Centre staff help to get people to stay and explore – and spend their money – said Eichenauer. It helps that both she and Elaine Lindsay have more than one language under their belt too. “There are a lot of repeat visitors,” Eichenauer told council, “ and they remember us.” The chamber is requesting an increase of their funding from the Village from $10,000 a year to $15,000 a year for operations at the Visitor’s Centre.
Comptroller’s response about Nakusp wharf With clear frustration, Nakusp mayor Karen Hamling brought up the Comptroller of Water Rights’ response to the Village’s request to
BC Hydro for maintenance of the breakwater and year-round access to the water via the wharf. “Council subsequently appealed to the Water Comptroller for an interpretation of the initial order. As evident by the letter attached, the Comptroller of Water Rights is not prepared to order BC Hydro to comply with either of these requests by the Village at this time,” read the staff report. “The CAO and I have had conversations with them and I don’t know if they’re not understanding our communications,” said Hamling about discussions with Hydro and the Comptroller. The mayor said Hydro is claiming that the marina is protecting the wharf and therefore no breakwater is needed at this point. Hamling pointed out that the marina is therefore taking the beating that the breakwater should be blocking. “The marina’s going to deteriorate,” she said. “Why should we lose one facility and then have them come in and do it. I’m totally frustrated with this.” Hamling also said Nakusp was exempted from the seasonal access order initially. CAO Linda Tynan said there was no indication that the Comptroller was looking at the technical part of the letter the Village sent, and said his decision was his interpretation and does not supersede law. The ramp will be extended to 420.5 metres, and this will be under water most of the time, although the water may still drop below this level, but the issue may become one of who will be maintaining the ramp in the winter. The letter from the Comptroller indicated that the terms of reference did not require BC Hydro to plough and maintain the ramp during winter, and if they have been doing so it has been at the Crown corp’s discretion.
NACFOR shareholder clarity sought
Royal Canadian Legion Br. #20 Nakusp _________________________________
What’s happening in NAKUSP LEGION?
NACFOR is looking to hand out a bunch of money, but a few wrinkles need to ironed out to make it easier in the future. “We’re talking about the potential for a fairly significant amount of money for the community,” said CAO Tynan, who said she felt awkward in the course of researching NACFOR’s profit disbursement. She said it felt awkward because council hasn’t had a strategic planning session envisioning the Village of Nakusp, the role of the sole shareholder, has not been made clear, nor how the funds will be best distributed to serve the community as a whole. As the shareholder, the Village could determine that the profit distribution come as dividends payable to the municipality for distribution to the community or as an operating expense payable directly from NACFOR to community groups. If the profits were to come as dividends, they could be used to purchase Village assets like the Cedar Chalets, said Tynan as an example. Council voted that for this year that council direct NACFOR to distribute funds in the community this year as outlined in the business plan, but also that council sit down and clarify the Village’s role as NACFOR’s stakeholder.
Springs rate increase hotly debated At about a six per cent increase, rates will be going up at the Nakusp Hot Springs, and not everyone is happy with the changes. One proposed change was to the Youth category from ages 6–17 to 4–17. Councillor Joseph Hughes made the point that a four year old with a parent is like one person compared to a more independent six year old. “I think we want to be supportive of younger families,” said Hughes. Other councillors agreed and the category was switched back to 6–17. Hughes was also not impressed
with the removal of a locals’ rate, arguing “the hot springs are a community asset that we want the community to use.” CAO Tynan said what “local” means was unclear and led to difficulties to staff. She also said that getting locals to the springs was part of the rationale for the inclusion of passes with tax forms. A season’s pass would be a great way for locals to get the most out of the springs, but more research needs to be done, said Tynan. Hughes said he was really bothered that accommodators are given a reduced rate lower than the punch pass rate. Councillor Guy Duchaine said the tickets were loss leaders designed to promote the hot springs, hopefully drawing people back again. The first, second and third readings of proposed changes to the Nakusp Hot Springs rates passed, with Coun. Hughes voting in opposition.
Three biomass possibilities discussed A report prepared by Wood Waste to Rural Heat’s (WW2RH) David Dubois outlined different costs and benefits associated with developing biomass projects to heat various Village structures. Depending on the location of the project, the estimated costs of a biomass project range from $50,000 to $200,000. Heating the Public Works shop with biomass would cost around $50,000; the Emergency Service Building, $150,000; The Arena, $200,000. Proximity to other buildings that could benefit from biomass heating is one factor taken into consideration as well. Although there are not funds available to help with the project at the moment, a public-private partnership is one possibility raised by Coun. Tom Zeleznik, who said he could have more to bring as information to budget discussions.
Making history again in future
Come out and Support our Meat Draws which are held every Saturday at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. The Curling Club will sponsor the Meat Draws for January.
The Ladies Auxiliary is available for Catering. Call Liza for information, 250.265.3240
Texas Hold’em Super Bowl Jan. 25th @ 7:00pm $50 Buy In
Tickets available at the Legion lounge or office.
at the Legion
Sunday Feb. 2nd Many Draws and Prizes
Did you know that you can purchase all your lottery tickets in the Legion? Includes 649, BC49, Lotto Max etc! Our lounge opens at: 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. 2 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday
All Members and Guests welcome!
Although the history slideshow at the Nakusp Public Library on Jan. 25 is sold out, word is there will be another show this spring. Courtesy Arrow Lakes Historical Society
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RDCK okays ungraded lumber as ‘alternate solution’ greg nesteroff Black Press
Small sawmills in the Regional District of Central Kootenay are poised to benefit from changes to the way ungraded lumber is handled. Several local mills without qualified graders on staff want to sell unstamped, ungraded lumber for construction but have been prevented from doing so under the BC Building Code. However, in a memo, development services manager Sangita Sudan said the regional district has the power to come up with “alternative solutions” — in this case allowing ungraded lumber
as a building material so long as the mills “gain and demonstrate proficiency in lumber grading.” This can be achieved through a certificate or diploma available through Selkirk College, and the board agreed last week a diploma is sufficient. Buyers of ungraded lumber would also be supplied with a letter explaining quantity, species, grade, and moisture content, and a copy would be kept on file with any building permit application. “I’m ecstatic about [the decision],” said Nakusp mayor Karen Hamling, whose community has been hard hit by industry job losses in recent years, but still has several small mills, each
employing a handful of people. “Had the regional district not provided this option, those mills would have had to shut down. So they’ve been lobbying quite heavily and are very happy with it.” Hamling said the issue was first brought to her attention about six months ago. She added ungraded lumber is often equally strong as graded lumber, but until now if it wasn’t stamped, it wasn’t considered acceptable. The new policy does not apply to engineered lumber like beams, but will cover wood used for things like barns, sheds, or siding.
The RDCK has approved using ungraded lumber as a material for outbuildings and other uses. Black Press stock photo
Community Calendar Put your listing here and online for free Email firstname.lastname@example.org and check out the calendar at www.arrowlakes.com Wednesday, Jan. 22
FELDENKRAIS WITH TYSON Starts at 9:15 a.m. at NaCoMo (90 5th Ave SW). For more info email Tyson at email@example.com
At the Seniors’ Centre (210 8th Ave) between 10 and 11 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 23 TAI CHI
Beginner class begins at the Nakusp Legion at 9:30 a.m.; continuing class takes place at 10 a.m. Call Ruth at 250-265-3353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
At the Nakusp Arena 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Be there or be square!
WINTER WEDNESDAY AT NAKUSP HOT SPRINGS
Soak at the Springs for only $5.25. Can’t beat that with a stick!
NERD NIGHT AT NYC
Every Thursday come be all the nerd you can be! At 6 p.m., for info: Cassia 250-265-2000 or cassia@ nays.ca
Drop in and play between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
WOOL CRAFTS FOR KIDS
Come down to the Nakusp Public Library and make some fuzzy fun 3-4 p.m. For ages 6-12, and cookies will be served.
At the Nakusp Arena 3-5 p.m. Be there or be square!
BASKETBALL IN BURTON
At the school at 6:30 p.m. $2 dropin.
BINGO AT THE LEGION
The action is non-stop, starting at 6:30 p.m. in Nakusp.
NAKUSP YOUTH CENTRE
At Nakusp Secondary 7-9 p.m. $3 drop-in, $45 for the season. Beginners are welcome. Bring a racquet and non-marking shoes.
Jan. 24-Jan. 26
Foosball, pool table and more! 212B Broadway in Nakusp, open from 7-11 p.m. Meeting starts 7 p.m. at Terra Pondera 97 2nd Ave. in Nakusp.
BELLYFIT IN BURTON
Get ready to get fit and have fun at the Burton Community Learning Centre 7-8 p.m.
Come get fit while you have some dancing fun! Starts at 9 a.m. at NaCoMo (90 5th Ave. Nakusp).
Starts at 5 p.m. at the Nakusp Arena and goes until 3:15 p.m on Sunday.
CRAFTS NIGHT AT NAKUSP YOUTH CENTRE Crafts at NYC; 212B Broadway in Nakusp, open from 7-11 p.m.
FILM: SWEET LAND
In 1920, Inge, a German national, travels from Norway to rural Minnesota for her arranged marriage to Olaf, a Norwegian farmer; bureaucracy and prejudice cause major complications. Starts 7:30 p.m. at the Hidden Garden Gallery in New Denver.
Saturday, Jan. 25
See history come to life in a colour slideshow at 7 p.m. at the Nakusp Public Library.
Sunday, Jan. 26
ARTIST TRADING CARDS
ANCHORMAN 2 Rated PG
For 24 hour recorded movie info or for general info please call
Trade your hockey card-size art at the Broadway Deli 1:30-2:30 p.m.; for more info call Don Mabie 250265-3673.
Drop in and play between 11:30 a.m. ALCOHOLICS ANONYand 1 p.m. MOUS Meets at 5 at Terra PonPARKOUR dera.Info 250-265-4604. In the basement of the Nakusp Arena between 3:30-5:30 p.m. For Monday, Jan. 27 youth ages 13-19. Contact Michael DROP-IN HOCKEY Garvey, 265-1778 or michaelfq@ At the Nakusp Arena for shaw.ca one whole dollar. 11:30
OUR COLOURED PAST
ATOMS HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
Friday, Jan. 24
SHOW TIMES Friday January 24 at 7:00pm Saturday January 25 at 8:00pm Sunday January 26 at 2:00 & 7:00pm
come out and check out our new digital system! RENT YOUR FAVORITE T.V. SERIES ON DVD. NEW SEASONS ARE IN!!
a.m.-1 p.m. For info call 250-265-4500.
Have a hand at the Senior’s Centre 1:15-3:30 p.m.
NAKUSP YOUTH CENTRE
Monday music jam starts at 3:30 p.m.
Come celebrate your curves at 7 p.m. at NaCoMo.
Tuesday, Jan. 28
At the Nakusp Arena 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Be there or be square!
Come get fit while you have some dancing fun! Starts at 6 p.m. at NaCoMo (90 5th Ave. Nakusp).
FELDENKRAIS WITH TYSON
Starts at 8 p.m. at NaCoMo. For more info email Tyson at email@example.com
VILLAGE OF NAKUSP
MUNICIPAL CAMPGROUND OPERATOR 2014 The Village of Nakusp invites proposals from individuals or organizations for Municipal Campground Operator for the 2014 camping season. General duties will include overall management of the campground, collection of fees, cleaning and maintenance of the campground. Details of this opportunity are outlined in a Request for Proposal-Campground Operator and RFP packages are available at the Village of Nakusp Office, 91-1st Street NW, Nakusp BC or on the Village website at www. nakusp.com. The contract period will be negotiable and may include a right of renewal for 1-2 years upon mutual negotiation. The campground is open from May to October. All submissions for responding to this request must be submitted to the Village of Nakusp Office, as stated below, on or before the following date and time (the “Closing Time”): Time: 4:00 pm local time Date: Friday, February 14, 2014 Late submissions will not be accepted. Submissions will not be opened in public. Please submit proposals to the Village of Nakusp Chief Administrative Officer before the Closing date and time addressed to: Linda Tynan, Chief Administrative Officer Village of Nakusp PO Box 280, 91 – 1st Street NW Nakusp, BC V0G 1R0 Fax: 250.265.3788 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org All queries related to this RFP shall be directed to Linda Tynan, Chief Administrative Officer, Village of Nakusp at 250-265-3689 (office) or 250-265-1727 (cell).
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Be seeing you, next spring
Claire Paradis Your Editor To echo Laurie Page, I get the feeling that 2014 is going to be a great one for Nakusp. And not just for Nakusp, but the whole area. I’m sorry I’m going to miss it. It’s been a whirlwind two and a half years. It never ceases to amaze me how much is happening around here. When there aren’t planes falling from the sky, there are always the most interesting little ventures happening tucked out of sight to write about. Nakusp, Arrow Park, Burton, Trout Lake, Galena Bay, Fosthall and all points between – there are a million stories in the mountains, and I only discovered a fraction of them. There are so many stories that I didn’t get a chance to write, but maybe with luck I’ll get to them in the future. It’s been an honour to write some of the communities’ stories. Two and a half very busy years later, I look back and see how much I’ve witnessed and learned about the amazing people who choose to live here. When folks pull together, they can accomplish the incredible. The recent Blue Knuckle Derby is just one example among many. What is accomplished by volunteers is astonishing. If it weren’t for their many hours, there wouldn’t be a ski hill, a library, a youth centre, or so much more. In my time at the Arrow Lakes News I’ve learned huge lessons, one of the most acute has been sussing the difference between dreams and reality. Deadlines are a hard taskmaster, and they don’t allow for much dreaming;
print shows the reality of typos and mistakes to the whole reading world. My first contact with ALN was a call to the editor to volunteer as a proofreader for the paper. There were so many errors it was like shooting fish in a barrel. Now I see those errors as a lack of time as the deadline comes crashing down each and every week without fail. Joke’s on me. The flip side of making heaps of mistakes is that you learn heaps as well, one lesson being that mistakes are just learning in action. If it sounds like I’m going somewhere, I am. I’m heading out to the Big Smoke (d meat) of Montreal. For just over a year, I’ll be in the big city again learning new skills that I can bring back to the jewel of the Arrow Lakes, one of the most beautiful places in the world. It’s hard to say goodbye to all this beauty and all the friends and acquaintances I’ve been privileged to encounter here. I’m really going to miss the camaraderie and real connections I’ve found, but their flame will be with me, warming and inspiring me in the heart of the city. Taking my place is Alex Cooper, whose name you may have seen on the pages of the Arrow Lakes News. Although he’s new to Nakusp, he’s not new to the wonders of the mountains, having lived in Revelstoke and worked for the Revelstoke Times Review for several years. He’d be happy to go back country skiing with you, if you asked him. Alex is an actual journalist, as in he went to school for it, and has a background in the field. He will be bringing his considerable reportage skills to the paper which will give it a new feel for sure. As of the end of this week, if you call my cell phone, you’ll get Alex, who is looking forward to getting to know you and discovering the stories of the communities here. So, although this is farewell for now in print, I’ll be seeing you around town for a few more weeks, and then again next spring. May all your dreams come to fruition in 2014.
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Let’s use a little common sense Bob Harrington It’s Your World I wonder if the rapid development of resources in a nation leads equally to the decline of resourcefulness in its people. At least one aspect of the thought is undeniably true. For instance, relying so heavily on outside sources of entertainment, we have become almost incapable of entertaining ourselves. How many parents face the daily question from young children: “Gee, what is there to do anyway?” How many of us, for that matter, can even share a family evening without resorting to the electronic entertainment that has inserted its wedging effect in nearly every North American home? Nowhere is our lack of inner resourcefulness so apparent though, as in the exhaustive land-wrecking we condone for the mere sake of keeping an ephemeral, materialistic “progress” on its feet. The ravishing of land has hidden beneath the ambiguous term “development.” Whereas the natural community of land is a mixed healthy, self-sustaining enterprise; our form of development is unilateral, and simply provokes ruination of the stable community for the sake of extracting a material that is eventually translatable into dollars. That such development is unilateral, is further indicated by the generally irresponsible attitude humanity has exhibited in destroying rivers with filth; mocking the beauty of its landscape with litter and garbage, and accumulating goods in some insatiable urge to clutter dwelling places with material objects of an accumulative
quest. Strange to say, when a person destroys the work of man we call him a vandal, but when one destroys the work of God we call him or her a developer! The present economic crisis has led us to justify the sanctioning of huge oil pipe lines through vast tracks of unspoiled wilderness. Since we lack both the character and wisdom to moderate our own demands on the environment, we unconcernedly plan to subject our country to further despoliation for anything that will provide propulsive power. Though most of us have nowhere of importance to go – and should realize by now that we cannot escape from ourselves – the final irony may be that we travel onward to the last gasp and drive our nation to the poorhouse in an automobile. Basic to our increasing lack of resourcefulness is the fundamental mythology we have come to accept – that man is more important than the Earth itself. The rise of humankind may be a flowering of the Earth, but it has sickened our planet to the point whereat it will soon be no longer capable of sustaining that flower. Nature’s experiment with an intelligent being will have been a failure. The efficient operation of the environment depends only on the sunshine-trapping green plants and on the organisms that decompose material that is no longer living. The passage of man along the extinction trail would only be marked by more lush greenery on Earth. Like Adam in the Garden of Eden, we are ignoring our role “to dress and keep the Earth.” Instead of resourcefully using our technological expertise for man and the continued health of the planet, we have become captives of our machines. We have been lulled into the state of bring
unable to distinguish between luxury and necessity. We are blinded to the simple fact that clean, fresh water is a necessity to the basic health; and have instead decided that some laboursaving gadget is a necessity that makes the sacrifice of clean water an “externality.” We truly have things backward. The thought has already been well stated: “What matters it if you gain the whole world and lose your own soul?” But we haven’t time to figure out what that means. We are too busy chasing the illusionary happiness of wealth and power. Every day we let pass without moving in the direction of restoration of harmony with the Earth moves us that much closer to the point of no return. At this point, there is little more permitted than harassment by words such as these. Society prefers the glibness of the advertiser who blesses their wants, and it is an ultimate paradox that a conservationist is considered a radical. We have no time to listen to anything that smacks of conscience and if one listens there is still the gap between hearing and acting. All that we have now is a “permitted lip-service” which may be used to prove that we live in a democracy. Sadly though, there is no abatement of demand on resources, no abatement of the philosophy that we need to be over-warmed, over-entertained and over-coddled by the environment. It is evidence of shortterm thinking that neither individuals nor industries nor institutions have ever recognized a moral responsibility to the natural world which would transcend the greed which we fancy to be need. Yet we say that we are concerned with the future of our children. What future?
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‘Scrapbooking ate my living room’
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Scrapbooking is an all-consuming passion, and Moira Miller loves it
Maybe we have a box of strangers. Being mostly unlabelled, where the pictures have been taken is largely unknown, with often only a shack or car as background (the only earl we had in our family was the Earl of Dixon and he didn’t live at Downton Abbey). The rise in scrapbooking is an archivist’s dream: at last, photos are
Making Memories owner-operator Moira Miller stands in front of one wall of crafting that makes up the store which has taken over her living room. Claire Paradis/Arrow Lakes News Claire paradis Arrow Lakes News
Making Memories is very curious. From where it sits on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Third Street in Nakusp, it looks like your average home, although one with an OPEN sign in the window. Once inside (you have to ring the bell and keep the cats indoors), visitors find themselves confronted with an eyemelting array of coloured paper, ribbon, sparkles, cards, embossing machines, stamps, and much much much more. There is so much more that there’s not much left of Ken and Moira Miller’s living room as the scrapbooking business has slowly eaten up the space over the last seven years.
“My husband has one tiny chair by the TV,” said store owner Moira Miller. “Now he’s made a man cave with heat in the shop and hides out there during classes.” Miller’s quiet humour is always bubbling beneath the surface as she ushers me around the front room craft store. It’s a very cozy blend of home and work: you have to pass through the kitchen in order to get to the former living room turned craftcentral. Tucked in one corner is friend and scrapbooker Judy Struck, drinking tea. “Where do you want to start?” Miller asked, but my mind had been blown by the onslaught of textures, colours and objects. “Uh…” Seeing I was clearly at a loss,
she led me to the small room that used to be a vestibule but is now stuffed full of rhinestones, stamps, paper punches, envelopes, fancy brads, glitter and did I mention stamps? Pulling out what looked like a goodsized photo album, she showed me the unadorned book part of scrapbooking, a ring or post binder where the creative can put their decorated memories. “Journalling is supposed to be a big part of scrapbooking,” Miller told me. “Photos are no good if we don’t know who’s in them and where. Eventually you get rid of them.” At my mother’s house, there are a few boxes of black and white photos of mysterious relatives that have a nose or chin or eyes that look familiar… or maybe not.
Judy Struck embosses a piece of card stock. Struck says she often finds inspiration on Pinterest. Claire Paradis/Arrow Lakes News labelled and put in a context, mysterious no more. Usually, the books have a theme, or are made to document a special event (Judy Struck just finished three wedding books, for example). Miller even has a scrapbook about scrapbooking that she started when she and Struck began learning the craft a decade ago. Flipping through it, she giggles at its simplicity as well as the photos’ millennial hairstyles from back in the day. This first book, as well as being a record of different crafting techniques like torn paper, is also a visual account of their journey to their first “crop,” or gathering of scrapbookers. “Crop” circles are
day-long affairs that can run for a single day or for several in a row. Taking its name from paper cropping, the events are 10–12 hours of nonstop crafting that usually include food. And the Scrappy Chicks here in Nakusp hold a crop once a month at the Seniors’ Hall with about a dozen women coming to scrap it up. Lately numbers have been down, with some Chicks having “excuses like a broken shoulder,” said Miller rolling her eyes in mock disbelief. Nakusp crops sound a lot like very crafty parties: they often have a theme and participants are encouraged to dress up and run with it. Miller carts enough crafting materials to cover five fold-up tables to some out-of-town crops, the most notable of which is the Crop for the Cure that’s held in Genelle in the springtime. The event is a four-day crop fundraiser to help people dealing with cancer, and has been able to help two families in Nakusp with $500 donations this year. “Nakusp girls always raise the most money,” said Miller, who is understandably proud to be part of the event. A crop would be overwhelming for a newbie, and Miller is happy to run through the basics of scrapbooking with newcomers so they have a grasp of the lingo, and the different glues and tapes, and how to cut, mat and trim, and what a brad is. If you’re keen to start, bring eight to ten pictures and a theme and Miller will show you the basics of layout. For those daunted by the commitment that a scrapbook takes, there are card-making classes every week at Making Memories, or you could try making a calendar. Or if you really don’t have time, you can buy a card made by Moira and Nicoline at Carson’s Corner. But really, if you like crafts of any kind, or just like colour and neat things, go explore the store that ate the Miller’s living room. Making Memories is usually open Monday to Thursday 11:30 a.m–4 p.m.
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Blue Knuckle Derby brings people, fun and fish into town
Above left, the winning fish, but it’s the guy on the right who caught it. Clockwise from upper right: Tracey Roberts and Tammy Hascarl have some fun; second place winner Charlie Wild with his prizes; Ernie Marven; a moment of fishing peace; trucks and trailers at the alternate launch; one happy fisher. Tracey Roberts, Claire Paradis/Arrow Lakes News Claire paradis Arrow Lakes News
The third annual Gord Roberts Blue Knuckle Derby was a go again this year, thanks to the quick thinking and acting of local organizers who were able to get an alternate launching site ready to accommodate the 124 participants. The boats were able to come in and drop fishers and fish off at the weigh station down at the marina, and the first day was the only day of weigh ins. After Mike Smith weighed in his 16.5-pound dolly, the competition was pretty much done and he took top prize of $1,200. Charlie Wild’s 13-pound
dolly took second for $700 and Ernie Marven walked away with $500 for a 10.5-pound trout. The fun was on the Saturday night when 23 North played to a packed and happy crowd at the Nakusp Legion. Door prizes were plentiful, and a Trevor Linden jersey was auctioned off for $725 to a proud Tammy Hascarl. The money from the jersey will become a bursary that will be given to a student. Exactly what the student will have to do to qualify for it is unknown, but there were some hilarious suggestions at the final weigh in, the best of which came from Tracey Roberts. It was a great event, all around, and it’ll be coming back next year.
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Expanded conservation corridor helps at-risk grizzlies find new mates Looking for love in southeastern British Columbia: a new wildlife corridor could allow Selkirk and Purcell bears to hook up Contributed by the Nature Conservancy of Canada
The Nature Conservancy of Canada has just made it easier for the threatened South Selkirk population of grizzly bears to connect with a larger population to the east. The group has added over 370 acres (150 hectares) to the Frog Bear Conservation Corridor that runs through the Creston Valley and creates a safe passage for grizzlies travelling between the Selkirk and Purcell mountains. “Providing for wildlife connectivity through human environments has become the issue of our times, here in southern BC and around the world,” said Michael Proctor, grizzly bear biologist and lead researcher of the Trans-border Grizzly Bear Project. “Enabling grizzly bears and other species to be inter-connected between mountain ranges and across regions might be the single best thing we can do to provide options for species, ecosystems and nature to adapt to climate change.” Connecting the threatened South Selkirk grizzly bears with the more abundant grizzly population to
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It’s hoped a new wildlife corridor will help grizzlies find mates in the Selkirk-Purcell region. ALN File photo is adjacent to the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area. An additional 211 acres (85 hectares) has been protected through a conservation covenant that will prevent the subdivision of the valley-bottom land. The property will continue to be used for agriculture. The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) played a critical role in this project. The joint U.S.-Canada
organization works to ensure that wild animals are able to move through and around human communities and activities within the 1.3 million square kilometre Yellowstone to Yukon region. Y2Y not only provided half of the purchase funds for the property, but also helped fund the research that identified the significance of this parcel. The total cost of conserv-
ing these two parcels is $1.14 million, which includes an endowment to fund the longterm management of the project. Additional funding for the project came from TD Forests Canada, Columbia Basin Trust, Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, Donner Canadian Foundation and the Kootenay Conservation Program.
Water and sewer rates on rise, but operating costs still unknown Water from page 1 The advantages of the reclamation system are potentially very large: Nakusp would be able to meet its Water Smart water reduction targets of 15 per cent by reclaiming and using only 25 per cent of the daily sewage flow, said Pedersen. The 15 per cent reduction could be achieved in phase one of the project alone, which would irrigate the fields near the arena, he emphasized. A potential barrier to water reclamation could be public perception, Pedersen noted, but once the public accepts it, the system could be used to provide water for green spaces at schools, cemeteries, as well as parks and along the waterfront. Although the project is not online yet, there is already 1.5 kilometres of pipe in the ground; only pumps and a few extra pieces of pipe are needed.
Another green innovation on the sewer side of things are the Hex covers that prohibit algal blooms in the sewer lagoons. With the reduction of algae, there’s the hope that the amount of sludge – a byproduct that needs to be managed – will also be reduced. This year will be about testing the systems, finding out the costs of operating them, and fine tuning them as necessary, Pedersen told council. Because there are so many unknowns in terms of the costs of operating these new systems, it has been difficult to forecast the costs for the next year’s budget. Both Tynan and CFO Richards were very clear that because the costs are to be determined in 2014, they have made only estimates in terms of revenue generation and costs. What the actual costs will be is to be seen. In 2014, more capital projects are on the horizon, one of which is the upgrade of the SCADA system which moni-
tors all water, sewer and public works systems remotely. It’s an incredibly powerful tool, said Pedersen, who also said it’s necessary to stay current with the specialized technology. There are potentials for more costs over the next year’s, and technicians are expensive, said the Director of Operations. Another taller tower needed for the system will be installed at the Public Works yard. The well protection plan will be completed in 2014 as well, which will protect groundwater from contamination, at a net cost of $16,000. Sludge management may become a necessity, but magnitude of the need remains to be seen until the sewer treatment plant has been in operation for a while. In the preliminary budget, $50,000 has been earmarked for sludge. The lift station fence by the Japanese garden along the waterfront has seen better days and will get a facelift itself this year.
The million gallon liner for the reservoir is also on the list for completion, with the Request For Proposal out and due to close in March of this year. Even further on the horizon will be the consideration of more capital projects such as water metering, expansion of water up the north road, upgrades along Alexander and Shakespeare roads. What all the discussion boiled down to was a change in rates, rates which Richards said the Village is working to ensuring are reasonable. There may be slight changes to categories in order to align them with “reasonableness,” he said, in response to feedback from Village residents and business owners. For the moment, rates are scheduled to increase by two per cent for water and five per cent for sewer. The first three readings passed, and the final reading will come to the Jan. 27 council meeting.
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Take A Break CROSSWORD
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You don’t like to pitch a fit, but if you want to be heard, that’s what you’re going to have to do. Make your stance known, Capricorn. Only then will you get the action you seek. Attention, Aquarius. Someone close to you has something to say, and they need you to listen. A home improvement project turns out better than expected. It’s a tall order, Pisces, but it’s not impossible. Gather your supplies and the troops and get crackin’. A report receives glowing reviews just in time.
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T H A N K YO U Jack Banta of Edgewood would like to thank Pastor McComb thank Pastor TerryTerry McComb and of histhe wife, of Cherryville Seventh Day Day Adventists as well the Cherryville Seventh Adventists as asas the Pastor of of Calgary’s Seventh Day well the Pastor Calgary’s Seventh Day Adventists and the Christian Lawyers of Calgary for all their help.
T H A N K YO U Jack Banta would like to thank Laurie at the Edgewood post office and Ella and Gean from the Edgewood internet society very much for all of their help and support during my crisis.
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Nancy Greene Summit Lake Racers back in action
Air bands rock the Nakusp Youth Centre
Skiers Cedar Cameron-Harding, Maia Zinselmeyer, Ewan Carter, Foster Katchen, Finn Watt, Colby Mackintosh celebrate a great day at Red Mountain. Courtesy Daryl Katchen Contributed by Daryl Katchen, NGSLR
Early Sunday morning on Jan. 19, 18 of the 41 Summit Lake Racers travelled to Red Mountain Ski Resort in Rossland. Not only was this the first race of the season, but Red race is always the most challenging race. The race was delayed for a couple hours due to timing issues, but Summit Lake Racers didn’t seem to mind, it just allowed them to get some extra runs in before the start. Once everything was sorted out the racing began. The course was a little icy, but all the Summit Lake Racers managed to stay right on track and bring home a couple wins. SLR team 1 brought home a third place finish and SLR team 2 brought home a first place finish. All in all it was a great first race on the season, next weekend it’s off to Whitewater in Nelson. Ski ya later!
The kids grabbed the limelight and ran with it at the NYC’s air band competiton. Courtesy Cassia Parent Contributed by Cassia Parent, NYC
This blur of speed? It’s Colby Mackintosh. Courtesy Daryl Katchen
It was a night of live performance at the Nakusp Youth Centre Air Band contest on Friday, Jan. 17. Pam and Margaret kicked it off with their costumed rendition of “I am a Man of Constant Sorrow” from the Oh Brother Where Art Thou Soundtrack. Pam’s beard was pretty awesome and their overalls were authentic! The kids went freestyle, and picked whatever songs they wanted and performed them using brooms, mop handles and dusters. Pretty good for off the cuff!
Highlights might include the gang performing “White and Nerdy” by Weird Al, Xander and Phoenix singing (not lip syncing!) “Roar” by Katy Perry, and Pam leading the dance to “Ra Ra Rasputin” to wrap it up... There was also a rockin’ performance of “Spice Up Your Life” by the Spice Girls. There were prizes awarded to Xander and Phoenix Leeson-Booth for their awesome participation in almost every performance – they got t-shirts designed and printed by Pam which had a picture of a ninja with an electric guitar that read “Air Band Riff Ninja.”
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