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Moving the Regional District of Central Kootenay’s offices to the White Building was either an “incredible opportunity” that would have saved money and provided easier access to services — or a “dubious” proposition whose costs may have exceeded its benefits, according to competing documents released this week. On the heels of the regional district board voting 19-1 to reject the idea, the City of Nelson made public its full proposal Tuesday and the next day the regional district released its consultant’s report and staff analyses. THE OFFER In its 54-page proposal, the city offered the regional district ownership of its own space in 310 Ward Street based on the city’s original purchase price, along with a “flexible ownership structure” ranging from a long-term lease to formal title. The RDCK would have paid $1.23 million to buy its portion of the White Building, below the assessed value of $1.81 million. The building, now home to city hall and provincial government ministries, would be restyled “Government Place.” MORINEE The city would in turn buy the RDCK’s present nelson building for its assessed value of $1.73 million, leaving a difference of $496,000 for a tenant improvement reserve. It’s not clear what the city planned to do with the RDCK’s building. Tenant improvements at the White Building were estimated at $1 million, to be divided 80-20 by the regional district and city, with a portion of the RDCK’s contribution expected to come from its building reserve fund. The city offered to improve the lobby areas, add a shower facility, and cost-share in a new boardroom/council chambers. The regional district would be responsible for moving and legal costs, while operations and maintenance would be split on the same terms as other tenants. The majority of RDCK staff, including administration, finance, and environmental services would have been on a refurbished third floor, while development services for both local governments would have shared space on the second floor. Information technology staff would have shared the lower level. The proposal estimated IT savings at more than $50,000 per year, although there was no indication how this figure was determined. In all, the proposal included 13,200 square feet of dedicated space plus about 3,200 square feet of shared space for a total of 16,400 square feet — over 4,000 more than 202 Lakeside Drive. As far as parking, the city said the regional district could buy

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Celebrating P’nina’s career Kirsten Hildebrand Nelson Star Reporter

This weekend a mental health professional with over 32 years experience in the region will celebrate her retirement. P’nina Shames left her career with Nelson Mental Health at the end of 2013 proud of a career she was meant to pursue in a community she was happy to serve. Shames discovered she had a knack for mental health when she sat in on a counseling session as part of her practicum while studying nursing at Selkirk College. “Every person’s story is unique and individual and while there may be similar things across all stories, each person experiences their pain or traumas differently and to me, that’s where the art and beauty is. It’s an absolute privilege to be able to work with people in the most intimate way,” she says. When Shames finished her nursing degree in 1977, she headed off to the University of British Columbia to get her Masters Degree. She started working at Nelson Mental Health when she was 37-years-old and says returning to her home community “was a dream come true.” Within a couple of years, a death at the agency landed Shames in the director’s chair — something she never expected and it was a role she held until leaving work to become a mother. When she returned to to her job, she took the role of clinician, something she did until retirement. In the early days, Mental Health operated out of the WhiteHouse on Vernon Street with a staff of a half dozen people. “In those days the bureaucracy was small. Anybody in Victoria you needed was a phone call away,” says Shames. There are “many more layers” now complicating collaboration between professionals needing “to discuss a certain problem or get a certain answer.” Early on, Shames worked closely with other Nelson agencies helping whole families. “When I started working for mental health, it was cradle to the grave,” she says. “Mental Health is much more specialized now.” Mental Health changed in the early 1980s when emphasis was put on people with the most serious mental illness to ensure they didn’t slip through the cracks, something Shames supported.


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“For me personally, I like working with that client group best of all,” she says. “The work is very practical. You’re really focused on essentials of survival — roof over the head, food, making sure you’ve got your disability benefits, making sure you’ve got your medication, proper shoes and clothes in the winter... You really see results.” Shames also found people with borderline personality disorder engaging to work with because of the challenges. “They’re always pushing you away, not trusting you and if you can break through that and establish some way of getting that engagement, you’re almost home free,” she says. The profession is a perfect balance of science and art, says Shames who believes in the “medical model” — that some mental health conditions require medications. “You need to be able to work collaboratively with the medical sector,” she says. Daily fresh air and exercise, mostly running often on her lunch break, helped Shames as she helped others in an emotionally challenging profession. It wasn’t always possible keep the boundaries she set, however. “I always knew it wasn’t a good idea to bring


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your work home with you, or to bring the emotions you feel about clients home with you,” she says. “Sometimes their stories are just so impactful.” Helping clients, seeing their advancement, kept Shames engaged in her profession. “When I could see that someone was really making some progress — they were taking some of the therapeutic material and integrating it into how they lived their life and maybe turning a corner — that was really rewarding.” After a rewarding career, Shames was ready to retire and spend more time exploring other things in life. “I am already really busy,” she says. “I want to ski all the time and swim whenever I want to. I want to have more time to connect with family. I do a lot of volunteering but I want to deepen that.” She has a cycling trip to Cuba planned for this spring. On Saturday, Shames celebrates a long career with colleagues who have been wonderful supporters. “Everyone I’ve worked with has been so unique and distinct. I don’t know if I can emphasize that enough,” she says.

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onsite stalls at the city’s original purchase price of $3,500 each (the current value is $5,600) or lease space at the same rate as other tenants ($35 per month). The city would also issue free parking passes to RDCK directors, good for both the parkade and metered spots. In total, the net estimated benefit of co-location was pegged at $1.8 million plus $55,000 per year. The move, the city said, would increase the RDCK’s presence and visibility by bringing them out of an industrially-zoned area into a prominent, high-traffic location. They further suggested co-location would result in efficiencies through shared services and expertise. Attached to the proposal were endorsements from Ministry of Highways manager Hugh Eberle and government agent Joyce Edmonds — whose agencies are White Building tenants — as well as Nelson Chamber of Commerce president Justin Pelant. THE ANALYSIS The city’s offer, submitted on January 7, was forwarded to Omicron Canada, a Vancouver design and construction firm, who five days later produced an 11-page document consisting “only of initial thoughts, comments, and questions.” Omicron doubted the value to the regional district of co-locating with the city was really $1.8 million, suggesting “some of these benefits seem dubious,” such as $600,000 for not adding on to the existing RDCK building, something that is not currently planned. The firm also questioned assumptions in Dooley the city’s proposal, such as whether 310 Ward Street is actually a more desirable and accessible location than 202 Lakeside, and the cost per square foot of tenant improvements. Other questions included: why was the city offering to buy 202 Lakeside at assessed value rather than market value? And is having two local governments in one place really a major public benefit? “[U]nless the existing facilities that RDCK occupies are deficient in some major way or the operational benefits of co-locating with the city are very compelling why would the

This is how the new RDCK office could have looked according to an artist’s conception. RDCK incur this initial cost and, in all likelihood, other significant future costs related to the tenant improvement and planned major capital expenditures?” they asked. They concluded with a warning to “proceed cautiously” and investigate further if the board wanted to pursue the idea. However, RDCK chief administrator Brian Carruthers recommended declining the offer rather than doing more evaluation at an estimated cost of $25,000. He said the regional district’s financial analysis found the proposed costs of moving to the White Building were “underestimated and suggest a high degree of risk.” “The proposal speaks to a range of cost savings resulting from shared services but does not provide detail to substantiate how those savings will be achieved and which party benefits,” he wrote. Where the city estimated the move would cost about $845,000, the regional district believed higher tenant improvement costs and design fees would push the total to $1.45 million, of which $230,000 would be required through additional taxation. That was weighed against an estimate of $535,000 to renovate the present RDCK building. The analysis also said that while annual operating and maintenance costs at 202 Lakeside are about $50,000, they would increase to $89,000 in the White Building. Further included in Carruthers’ report to the board was an assessment by RDCK staff on both buildings based on a wide range of criteria. The White Building scored 42 of a possible

70, while the RDCK’s current office scored 58, suggesting “the proposed space at 310 Ward is inferior to the renovated 202 Lakeside.” (In part the White Building lost points for splitting staff over several floors whereas the current RDCK office is on a single floor.) THE REACTION In a news release issued Tuesday, Nelson Mayor John Dooley said the city’s proposal met or exceeded all of the regional district’s space requirements and left room for growth. “We have an incredible opportunity at our doorstep, not only for the RDCK staff and directors, but for the public as well,” he said. “We offered Class A office space in the downtown core in one of the most energy efficient and technologically advanced buildings in the Kootenays. And it would have been so convenient for our customers — the Kettle public.” The city said its proposal wasn’t given a fair shake. It believed it had been assured a “thorough and comprehensive business case analysis,” and felt the preliminary review wasn’t “substantive” enough for directors to make an informed decision. They wouldn’t have invested so much time and money developing the proposal had they known it would receive only a “cursory” review, they added. But RDCK chair John Kettle said a decision had to be made quickly given his organization’s space crunch and suggested the city might have Continued on Page 10

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Sinixt challenge Pass Creek logging

Low-key blockade set up GREG NESTEROFF

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Local members of the Sinixt First Nation and supporters are maintaining a low-key blockade on a Pass Creek logging road to assert what they say is their right to consultation and cultural preservation. “It’s been pretty diplomatic,” said Dennis Zarelli, communications liaison with the Sinixt, of their interactions with a logging contractor on Mount Sentinel forest serMORINEE vice road. “ body’s been really nelson good at hearing things out.” He said their beef is not with the contractor, but with BC Timber Sales, which awarded a licence to Porcupine Wood Products of Salmo to build 1.8 kilometres of road and harvest 15,250 square metres of timber. “We realize this is causing hardships, but we’re not responsible for that,” Zarelli said. “The government is responsible for making sure First Nations consultations have been addressed.” He called the area “archaeologically sensitive,” with “a lot of undocumented sites beneficial to everybody.” Zarelli, Marilyn James, and a few others have visited the site daily over the last week and a half

Members of the local Sinixt First Nation, including Marilyn James (at right), have been turning back logging contractors on a Pass Creek forestry road. Facebook photo and prevented contractor A.F. Timber Co. from getting through. Porcupine woodlands manager Bill Kestell said road building had started but logging was not yet underway when the protest took them by surprise. The company plans to apply for an injunction, but it’s unclear when it might be heard. “It’s frustrating,” said Kestell, who has visited the site several times. “They admit their fight is not with us, but we’re the ones who can’t go to work. The local contractor depends on logging to earn a living, but there’s noth-

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ing they can do. The people seem pretty intent on staying there.” Kestell said the standoff will have an effect on wood volumes at local mills if it’s not resolved soon. Although the company is keeping a presence at the site, at this point, “not a whole lot of productive discussion can go on between them and us.” The Ministry of Forests said BC Timber Sales did not directly consult the Sinixt, who aren’t officially recognized by the provincial government, but they had the same opportunity to comment on the license as other members of

the public. BC Timber Sales did, however, consult with other recognized First Nations who have territorial claims in the area, much to Zarelli’s frustration. “None of the concerns are being met by any other First Nation,” he said. “They are giving a green light to all of Sinixt territory [even though] we have ethnographical proof of being here. It’s obviously a major issue and to continue ignoring it will make the problem worse.” Regional director Andy Davidoff said Tuesday he knew logging was planned on Mount Sentinel this winter but was unaware of the dispute with the Sinixt. “If there’s an archaeological site, that has to be addressed with due diligence,” he said, adding that he keeps a watchful eye on such work because of the area’s many surface water systems. Castlegar RCMP visited the site last Thursday at the company’s request, but did not intervene. “We talked to them. It’s quiet and very polite,” said Sgt. Laurel Mathew. The Sinixt are planning a pot luck at the site from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday. Last summer the Sinixt also protested logging on Perry Ridge, where they maintain a “cultural encampment.”

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More smoke-free zones Sam Van Schie Nelson Star Reporter

Nelson council will consider making more of the city’s public spaces smoke-free at the request of Interior Health. As part of national nonsmoking week, Interior Health Authority tobacco reduction coordinator Trish Hill attended Monday’s city council meeting with information on what other municipalities have done to discourage smoking. Provincial regulations already stipulate that smokers can’t light up within three metres of most public workplace doorways and open windows, nor on Kindergarten to Grade 12 school grounds or in cars with youth under 16 present. But individual municipalities can introduce bylaws with rules of their own. More than 30 Canadian municipalities, including Nakusp and Revelstoke, have bylaws that ban smoking on all citymanaged properties including

Interior Health has asked council to consider creating more smoke-free Sam Van Schie photo areas. trails, plazas and parks. Hill offered to help Nelson develop a similar bylaw. Councillors were in support of the idea and asked city staff to

put it on their to-do list. During her presentation, Hill noted that other municipalities have experienced strong compliance for their smoke free

bylaws after an initial period of public education. “They’re mostly peer enforced — most people who see somebody smoking in a smokefree area will just tap the [no smoking] sign and the smoker will go somewhere else,” Hill said. “Rarely would a bylaw officer become involved.” Councillor Robin Cherbo added that Whitewater Ski Resort has a voluntary smoke-free area around the lodge, in lineups and on chairlifts — which people generally comply to, even without formal enforcement. “It’s a good indication that smoke-free areas work,” Cherbo said. Hill went on to explain that smoke-free places help denormalize smoking around children and youth, so that the next generation is less likely to pick up the habit. “It’s something even smokers can get behind,” Hill said. “Nobody wants to see young people get addicted to tobacco.”

No position on electronic cigarettes Electronic cigarettes are becoming a popular alternative for smokers in the Nelson area and across Canada. The battery-powered devices simulate smoking with a vapour that is inhaled. Some vapours contain nicotine, while others are just a flavoured liquid. Interior Health Authority tobacco reduction coordinator Trish Hill has concerns about people using e-cigarettes in public.

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“Because it can be hard to tell them apart from conventional cigarettes, it kind of gives the illusion that everyone’s standing around smoking again,” Hill said. “That re-normalizes tobacco use in our community, which isn’t a good thing for children and youth.” She also said they can be a trigger for somebody trying to quite smoking. On the other hand, Hill has heard anec-

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OF THE WEEK Should the City of Nelson create more smoke-free zones in public areas?

Cougars killed Weak, perhaps not walk your dog in a male cougar’s territory, shame another beautiful creature we killed because of our own downfalls as a race. Tisk, tisk. Clayton Hillyard

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Clayton they weren’t “walking their dog,” this happened in the folks’ yards, and even on the porch. A little too close for comfort. LeAnne Ripski


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

So another healthy wild animal is destroyed for doing what comes naturally, maybe we should rethink that. Keep your dogs inside maybe? I don’t know the answer, but killing a healthy animal can’t be the best choice. Linda Mcintyre

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I was reading an article about the wolf population being so high. Predators in general are at an all time high, and their food source is dwindling, therefore predators will turn to livestock, and anything else convenient. Lorraine O’Connor

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Old man take a look at your facts

eil Young’s anti-oilsands concert tour was the perfect distillation of the American enviro-assault on its dependent northern neighbour that’s been going on for a decade or more. After touring Fort McMurray in his electric car with actor-turned-protester Daryl Hannah, the 68-year-old Young covered all the big propaganda hits and added his own fantasy facts. It looks like a war zone up there! Hiroshima! If it keeps going it will be like the Moon! There’s no reclamation! Tar sands oil is all going to China, and that’s why their air is so bad! All of those statements are false. And then Young dropped his own nuclear bomb, claiming cancer rates in Fort Chipewyan are 30 per cent higher than, well, somewhere else. Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation has cited a discredited study by former community doctor John O’Connor to press the same claim. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta reviewed O’Connor’s claims in 2009. It concluded that “Dr. O’Connor made a number of inaccurate or untruthful claims” about cancer patients, and then refused to

provide patient information after his claims made international news. Retired professor David Schindler toured with Young and continued to push the health scare, referring darkly to newer research showing increased mercury and PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon) contamination. When you peel back the propaganda and journalistic hype, these studies mainly reveal that such toxins are on the rise, but are found in much higher concentrations around large cities where fuel is consumed. The cancer claims were then debunked by a Royal Society of Canada expert panel in 2010. This cancer scare is the most damaging and dishonest part of the selective attack on Alberta. The oil industry, politicians and most of the media seem unwilling to examine it critically. Climate scientist-turned-politician Andrew Weaver was at Young’s Toronto news

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conference. He says there were no questions for him, Adam or Young’s other validator, David Suzuki, who previously worked with Schindler on a slanted oilsands documentary for the CBC. Weaver calculates that Young’s claim about greenhouse gas emissions is substantially correct, if you include emissions from the finished fuels. Weaver refused any comment on the cancer claims. Young included the obligatory sneering comparison between Stephen Harper and George W. Bush, which is another sign he’s lived in California too long. He seemed unaware that the NDP’s Thomas Mulcair and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau support continued oilsands development. As for moonscapes, Young could have driven his famous electric Lincoln from his Redwood City mansion on a hill to nearby Bakersfield, to view the greasy expanses of closely packed pumpjacks reaching to the

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horizon, still expanding due to hydraulic fracturing. Young could have visited North Dakota, where the second shale oil train explosion luckily didn’t kill anyone. It seems there will be no remake of Young’s classic Kent State lament dedicated to 47 Dead in Old Quebec. That’s American oil, so no protests. Chief Adam was frank in an interview on CTV about using the “Honour the Treaties” tour to strengthen his legal position. Young’s concert tour put $75,000 in his fund to pay lawyers. Oil isn’t the only thing being extracted here. By the end of the tour Sunday, Young and Adam conceded they weren’t trying to shut the Athabasca oilsands down, just start a dialogue. Thanks to uncritical media coverage, there will no doubt be discussions at dinner tables and in classrooms all over the world about the terrible Alberta tar sands and the cancer they don’t actually cause. — Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press.

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Brought to you by Dock N Duck Pub-Grill-Take-Out HUGS: Hugs to the guy who got the construction cone recreation centre. From the helpful lifeguards to the Balfour Ferry Landing: A Tasty Escape for the whole family out from under my car in the middle of the intersection reception staff to the instructors to the people who on Front Street. Thanks for caring and helping me out. keep the facility clean and functioning. Thank you I hope good karma comes your way soon. for your professionalism and cheerfulness. I value all of you and you make my time working out at this SLUGS: To all the cinemas across the continent who excellent facility a pleasure. play their movies at an ear-splitting volume. If you think it enhances the effects of the movie, then you SLUGS: Slugs to the people who have no house, jobs guys are very mistaken. On the contrary, it takes away or money and yet you have starving dogs. Where is from the enjoyment. Not only that, but the danger of the justice? shattered ear drums is a distinct possibility with each




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HUGS: To all those responsible for keeping the washrooms at the soccer fields open for the winter. Thank you so much. — Regular path walkers and visitors too. SLUGS: Slugs to one local organization for not having more influence with the Nelson Air Cadets. A couple hours every Wednesday night, really, for shame. If anything, these young people need you! HUGS: To all who supported the 12-hour hockey marathon. Thanks to all the kids who came and skated. Also a big thank you to the boys at TGIF hockey for digging deep to give to Kidsport. You all have made this a special day for my son. HUGS: A great big hug to all the staff at the local

SLUGS: A smelly slug to those who walk their dogs on the golf course near Beasley Crescent West and don’t pick up after their animals. How about taking responsibility for your dog so all of us can enjoy the use of the grounds this winter. Don’t spoil it for the conscientious owners. HUGS: Huge, loving, rib-cracking hugs to Nelson’s feisty tribe of roller derby queens for welcoming us Fresh Meat to the team with such positive encouragement and support. You are some of the most inspiring and dedicated women that I’ve met, and I look forward to bonding with all of you through the many bouts, bruises, bloody noses ahead. HUGS: A great big hug to Nelson snow removal crews! I have travelled all over this province the last few winters and this crew by far the best in the province despite very challenging terrain. Thank you.


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Community Events 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 email or call Joanne 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. Proceeds will go to funding camp bursaries. Participants can stay for one class, all day or anywhere in between. Pledge forms and a schedule of the day’s events is available at For 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 meet 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 yellowbreasted chat, an endangered warbler species inhabiting the Waneta area. All are welcome. For info call 250-362-7424. Interested in supporting Nelson’s downtown vitality? Join the Nelson Business Association every Thursday at 8 a.m. at the Kootenay Coop meeting room above Hipperson’s Hardware. The next meeting is Thursday, January 30. Youth Change Exchange is hosting a public engagement event at the Nelson United Church on Saturday, February 1 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. The group works to eradicate youth violence through the arts and education. For more info call Thabi at 250-777-2463 or see Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society is encouraging families to ski the Slocan Valley Rail Trail on Sunday, February 2 from noon to

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2 p.m. There will be a bonfire, hot chocolate and hot dogs at Winlaw Station (located on Winlaw Bridge Road) to warm you up after your afternoon on the trail. For more info phone 1-888-683-SVRT or visit

The 2014 BC Family Day Fishing Derby on Kootenay lake goes February 8, 9, and 10. This is the largest freshwater fishing derby in Western Canada, with 600 participants, plus officials and staff. The event is sold out.

Nelson Nordic Ski club hosts the Kootenay Cup Race No. 5 on Sunday, February 2. This is a fun-filled race for all ages, with a mass start and free technique. Spectators welcome. Details at

The Nelson Chapter of the Kootenay Lake Hospital Auxiliary is holding its annual Valentine Bake Sale on Friday, February 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You won’t want to miss it, a great opportunity to buy home baking for your valentine. All proceeds to the Kootenay Lake Hospital

All seniors welcome to the monthly meeting of the Senior Citizens’ Association Branch No. 51, at 717 Vernon Street. Meeting commences at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. Activities enjoyed at the centre include bridge, crib, dominos, chess, euchre and snooker. For further information, call 250-352-7078 weekday afternoons. Nelson Public Library’s next Wild and Wacky Wednesday is February 5 at 3:30 p.m. For ages 12 and up. Make wild and wacky things with duct tape. For more information contact Joanne at 250-505-5683 or Prizes, snacks and fun. Community First Health Coop is pleased to support an education session by Julie Leffelaar on “Driving and Dementia.” Join us on Thursday, February 6 from noon to 1 p.m. for a free presentation at 518 Lake Street. This is part of an ongoing series presented by Alzheimer BC. Vancouver’s Paul Armitage is offering “Awakening to Love’s Presence” an inspired musical performance Saturday, February 8 at the Best Western Hotel (153 Baker Street) from 7 to 9 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 from Sage (contact or $20 at the door (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Paul spontaneously creates music that captures and expresses the beauty and joy of our highest aspirations as he tunes into the collective presence of the audience. For details see

Alcoholics Anonymous holds 14 one-hour meetings weekly in Nelson, at 717A Vernon Street (in the Cellar downstairs), including early morning, noon hour, and evening meetings on specific days. For a schedule please call 250-352-3391 or pick up a complete meeting list at the Cellar during meeting times. Al-anon meetings are held Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the Cellar, 717 Vernon Street, and on Fridays from 8 to 9 p.m. at 601 Front Street in the basement. For more information about the Cellar meetings contact Norma at 250-352-3747 and for the Front Street meetings contact Sharon at 250-352-7333. Workshops Nelson Public Library community access program is offering a session to de-baffle you with your android tablet on Friday, January 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. The session, led by Amanda Firth, will include 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 25 at 10 a.m. The topic is “Natural Dental Care.” Join Sue Anne from Ellison’s Market to learn about alternative dental care methods and products to keep you smiling. Over the course of two Saturdays, award winning medical illustrator Ryan Kissinger will share his very specialized knowledge, and its

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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. Fundamental Forms of Modern Dance for adults with Lynn (Frederick) Dragone at the Moving Centre (533A Baker Street) runs for eight weeks beginning Wednesday, February 5. Experienced dancers meet 1 to 3 p.m. and the beginner class is 6 to 8 p.m. The fee is $140. For more info call Lynn at 250352-1964- or email deerdragon55@ Announcement Nelson Knights of Columbus is accepting nominations for its 2013 Citizen of the Year. Nomination forms are available at City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce and Baker Street Menswear. Nomination criteria is outlined on the form. The deadline to return your form is February 28 at 4 p.m. For info call Bob Tremblay, 250-825-9204. Nelson Grans to Grans member Sharon Henderson will travel to subSaharan Africa in March to take part in an educational trip organized by the Stephen Lewis Foundation. You can support Sharon and the work of the Grans to Grans by donating Aeroplan points for her trip. Details at To include your event in the online calendar visit Or email to add your event to the community calendar.

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Select cut the forests Clear cutting has been used exclusively in BC since H.R. MacMillan became Minister of Forests in the 1940s. We need to take another look at selection management as a major tool especially in the Kootenay mix forest. We need to have respect for the harvest not wanton destruction of the source of our bounty. This beautiful mixed forest of a dozen species lends itself to select cutting. There is always a difference to shade tolerance which allows a species to take its place in the canopy. Our decisions of logging seem to be based on short-term

economics — cut and run — to where? Logging plans are based on equipment not on the forest. It’s like the forest companies know that the forest produces the wood but they don’t care if it ever happens again. The forest has been cut in a checker board — they are starting to log the leave strips now. A network of roads gives access so select logging becomes economic. Linear boundaries cause wood to die so feathering dead, diseased and dieing wood into the block — produce an opportunity for small scale loggers. This prepares the stand for another select harvest in 15 to 25 years.

Careful select cutting of leave blocks may save us. We will create a vastly different economy but an economy none the less. Huge forest gobblers will collapse. Small mills with modular homes and furniture factories will spring up. Kootenay folk will sway away from a resource based economy to cottage industries which our people are well suited. We live in the Kootenays because of our beautiful forests and our people have shown to be artful creators. Act now and we will survive! Jim Dorey Salmo

Disappointed by column It was with some dismay that I read Tom Fletcher’s recent column. The article contained the usual disparagement of protesters. The flip side is of course that the Main Stream Media, or Meme Strategical Messengers writers can always be counted on for such denigration. By this attitude, Fletcher goes on to establish that all should remain calm and let “Big Oil” define how our relationship with the life support systems provided by our planet are to proceed. Of course Mr. Fletcher will be long dead before the real impact of planetary heating begins having its full genocidal effects. This makes possible the old Alfred E. Neuman mantra “What, me worry?” implied by his attitude. As for Fletcher’s take on the Harper government not delivering on the jobs training initiative, no federal government now or in the future will, on an increasing basis, be able to deliver what the people need. This comes from the straight jacket being fitted on our political apparatus by the international financiers and their corporate brethren under such agreements as the recent Foreign Investment Protection Agreement with China, the Comprehensive Economic (Trade) Agreement with the EU puppet masters, or the mother of them all, the Trans Pacific Partnership.

All are meant to cement corporate sovereign rights under law to be able to trump the regulations set up by nation states or have them face massive monetary recompense paid for by the citizenry. The financial sections being the most onerous. In all a disappointing column, by a MSM janissary, head in the sand as usual. Brad Fuller Nelson We want to hear from you. EMAIL LETTERS TO: The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the BC Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the BC Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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The Kootenays is successfully embarking on an energy diet; now let’s put our community members, young and old, on a Cash Diet! The concept involves resisting the urge to use credit cards and bank cards, and instead switching to a cash only approach to curb our spending habits and become aware of the money that is literally slipping through our hands on a weekly basis. Emily Tucker, a Consultant with Investors Group Financial Services Inc. and a young working mother of three, is launching The Kootenays first ever Cash Diet Challenge! Emily wants to bring families and individuals face to face with their financial situation in a fun challenge that will see five individuals or families, of similar income and lifestyle, competing for four weeks. Contestants will have a different challenge each week. The last family or individual left at the end of the four weeks will be a few pounds lighter of financial stress, and off to a great start for their future with amazing prizes from local businesses*. Do you have what it takes to withstand four weeks of budget crunching challenges?


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A Parrot’s Life by Arlen Cohen The Story of Hollly and Ivy by Rumer Godden The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams The Golden Spruce by John Vallant Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan Bel Canto by Ann Patchet The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye

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Alzheimer’s Walk honours caregivers

Taking it a day at a time Kirsten Hildebrand Nelson Star Reporter

This weekend the annual Walk for Memories is being held in Nelson with a focus on the caregivers that support those with the illness. Caregivers are courageous individuals who improve quality of life for a person living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. They may be spouses, children, family members, friends or paid professionals. Many provide ongoing and around-the-clock care to aging family members on top of holding a job and raising children, sometimes to the detriment of their own health and well being. Robert Read, 61, has been caring for his wife Margo for nine years. Today, at 60-years-old, she is at the end of her battle with Alzheimers. It has been a long journey for the couple who’s been together for 39 years. “When we actually found out and came home, we just sat down and made promises to each other. I promised to keep her with me as long as I could,” he said. “It’s very daunting and there’s no cure but we took it one day at a time with a strong glimpse on the future.” Read speaks of Alzheimer Society’s motto “Walk, plan, learn.” It may seem simple but the words resonated with the couple that stayed active, hiking and enjoying their time together. Prior to Margo’s diagnosis, the couple knew little about Alzheimer’s. Read has since learned about the disease, reading but mostly through living it. “You are really not prepared, and cannot be prepared for such an experience,” he said. At year six of the illness, Read became fatigued and Margo moved into Mountain Lakes. “You start to really go down,” he said. “I was struggling to take care of Margo. I needed to let Margo go.” Each person who cares for someone with dementia will experience the challenges associated with the disease

in their own unique way. In the early days of diagnosis, caregivers often work hard to continue life as normally as possible. After a couple years, it becomes harder and harder to keep on top of things. In the next year, emotional and physical resources are drained as care giving consumes them day and night. Caregivers start to feel powerless. Stress becomes harder to conceal. They become irritable and have difficulty sleeping. After about five years, burnout is systemic. This is where professional caregivers step in. Simon Grypma has great respect and appreciation for the work done at Mountain Lakes Seniors Home, Jubilee Manor and Broader Horizons. “My personal experience with my father and the unselfish care he received has left a lasting impression on my entire family,” he said. “The care givers are truly a gift to those suffering from this horrible disease that affects so many of our family members in our community. Caregivers truly deserve our recognition and support.” Today, Margo is back home with her husband and looked after with the support of a care team. Taking care of himself so Read can take care of Margo is a priority. He gets massage, eats well and exercises. “Truly, I take care of myself as much as I can,” said Read. The Alzheimer Society of BC also provides support and information. Read attends meetings where “people can feel that they’re not alone.” “Around the table were eight of us,” he said. “Everyone was in a different part of the journey and in every one of those people, I could see in their eyes the commitment and the love and how difficult it is.” The Walk is being held at the Nelson and District Community Complex on Sunday, with registration at 9 a.m. and the walk starting at 10 a.m. For more information call 250-951-9163.

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fared better had its proposal come forward sooner. In 2012, a building committee with representation from Nelson recommended hiring a space planner to reorganize the office in the short term, though it didn’t comment on the long term.

Kettle has invited Nelson’s mayor, council, and administrator to meet with the full board to discuss the issue. “There’s a disconnect in how 19 people see things so differently than the one proponent,” he told the Star. “We need to cure that disconnect and we’re not going to do it through competing press releases.”

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He hoped there would be no hard feelings. “I am willing to sit down and hammer this out. We need to get this behind us and move on.” In turning down the White Building option, the regional district will instead renovate its existing office using a $719,000 building reserve. See both reports on


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Ross Steed Friday, January 24, 2014 • Volume 2 Issue 51

Sharing a message with the world


hat started as a simple melody, has steadily grown into a full-blown musical message, complete with video, choir, a huge base of supporters and most importantly a cause. Ross Steed's song "Take It On" has been introduced to the world, on YouTube, and will be shown to the people of Nelson in a special viewing at the Civic Theatre on Saturday night. The song offers youth an inspiring approach to facing the challenges of their generation. And for Steed, it's about more than music, more than performing — it's about passing the torch on to others and empowering youth. Steed, a Nelson native, knows something about challenges. For the past 10 years the 54-year-old has been afflicted with Lyme’s Disease and MS. “These diseases totally rearranged my future. I’ve had a lot of time to reflect, and I realized that the future doesn’t belong to me or folks my age. It belongs to our children, and that I have a responsibility to the kids, regardless of my conditions.” Steed’s daughter, 16-year-old Arianna, prodded him to keep his music alive as part of his healing, which led him to write "Take It On." Then the young woman helped him acquire a $3,000 grant from Columbia Basin Trust to help fund the writing, arrangement and production of a music video. "The whole thing started to gel and become a really cool project," Steed said. "The message in the song is about youth empowerment, empowering youth to take on the challenges of our time. To make the future a better future." More than 100 people turned up at Lakeside Park this past October to help create the music video, which was shot over two days. "It's amazing how many people just want to help. It was a very busy two days." Local screenwriter Robyn Sheppard wrote and directed it and many of her drama students at L.V. Rogers agreed to appear in it.

After hearing the song, Allison Girvan, director of the Corazon Vocal Ensemble, asked whether her youth choir could participate in the music video. Girvan arranged parts for the 60-voice choir to back up the pop rock message. "It's a really potent message and it's timely. We're in trouble in this world," Steed said. But what happens to his message after people have watched the music video? Steed and his supporters decided that if the message touched young people and inspired them to act, then it was their responsibility to "give them somewhere to go." With that in mind, they have created the website to allow youth to share the message of empowerment. The new website allows youth to post their own videos and share them with others around the world. "It will showcase youth-powered documentary shorts of youth involved in or documenting humanitarian activities, community service, social activism, social justice, this kind of thing." He said the motto is record, share, inspire. "Record the action, a video or a song perhaps that's inspiring, share it, put it on YouTube and send us the link. Then we will create a library of clips to inspire youth." He's hoping his video will go viral, sending the "take it on" message across the globe. In fact, Steed is challenging everyone in Nelson to share the video in the hopes of launching it out to the rest of the world. The Civic will screen the music video during this weekend's run of the movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. On Saturday, January, 25, there will be a special community celebration at the theatre. Steed will offer introductory remarks at the Civic to thank everyone who helped with the production. A mini-documentary about the making of the music video will also debut the same night. Jessica Pignataro, assistant manager at the Civic Theatre, said Steed's project is the kind of local content that the theatre wants to promote. "What we're doing with Ross is going to set the stage for something we'd like to offer in the future with the community, presenting short films... We'd like to do more with students who are producing short films and that kind of things," she said. "It's a nice touch and that's what makes it a community theatre, to produce something like this and put it before a big feature." —Kevin Mills


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But long before he was a children's performer, the Winnipeg singer-songwriter toured the Canadian folk circuit, playing his guitar in bars and lounges. Now, at age 67, Penner has come full circle — the children who grew up watching him on television are now old enough to go to bars and are eager to reconnect with a childhood icon. This Saturday night at Spiritbar the man who, on television, invited his young audience to following him through a log to escape the adult world will offer his grown up fans another chance to feel like a care-free kid. He'll be singing his popular children's songs like "The Cat Came Back" and "Sandwiches," as well as some material that's not appropriate for his family concerts. And, of course, the audience will be expected to sing along.

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Jan 30th - Eco-Society Fundraiser w/ DJ Ginger of Meow Mix

Jan 31st - Max Ulis w/ Sabota Feb 1st - Shane Phillip with Buckman Coe Feb 6th - Bob Marley Bday Reggae Show with Foundation Stone & Mama Sa

"I'm from a generation of performers where it is about engaging the audience — rather than just getting up there and playing a couple songs and getting into a heavy jam," Penner told {vurb}. "It's about communication, and talking to the audience about things." Penner has yet to encounter an audience he can't convince to sing along with him, from hip lounges to university pubs, he's a master of breaking down inhibitions and bringing a smile to the face of even the quietest wallflower. "I come in and remind them of their exuberant younger days, before your beautiful childhood joy was squashed by the responsibilities of adult life," Penner said. Between songs, expect some stories and ranting (don't get him started on cuts to elementary school arts programs!). And he'll be taking audience requests. Penner will be performing with his longtime friend and touring buddy of 20 years, Paul O'Neill. Nelson funny man Lucas Myers will be mc for the night, with the help of some of his familiar characters (Randy from Creston will be there, the Cromoli Brothers and Cliv from deck) and Rafferty Funksmith will be spinning later in the evening. The grown-up Fred Penner show is at Spiritbar on Saturday, January 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the adult show are $10 in advance $15 at the door at the Hume Hotel or Penner and O’Neill will also have an all-ages show on Sunday, January 26 at 2 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets to that event are $15 for adult and $12 for students, available at the Capitol Theatre box office or For every ticket sold to either the adult or children's event, $1 will be donated to Kootenay Kids Society. Left: Fred Penner (right) has returned to touring nightclubs since the fans of his television series are now grown ups. He'll be at Spiritbar this Saturday.

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Sultans of String Sultans of String will release their high octane worldbeatjazz-symphonic mash-up, Symphony at the Capitol Theatre this coming Wednesday. Known for dizzying roots music jams, poly-rhythms and revved up riffs, the Sultans of String sound can't be pinned down — it's Sable Island meets the Silk Road, with detours through the Gypsy-Jazz coffeehouses of Eastern Europe, next an East Coast Kitchen Party, over to the majestic Arctic, then to the bustling markets of Lebanon. The band is led by Junonominated six-string violinist Chris McKhool who grew up in a Lebanese-Egyptian house bursting with music and diversity. Growing up, he was fed a steady diet of delicious musicality alongside Middle Eastern cuisine and violin lessons. Editor: Sam Van Schie

When McKhool first heard founding guitarist Kevin Laliberté’s rumba rhythm, their musical synergy created Sultans of String’s signature sound — the intimate and playful relationship between violin and guitar. From this rich foundation, the dynamic duo has grown, featuring such amazing musical friends as second guitarist Eddie Paton, bass master Drew Birston, and Cuban percussionist Chendy Leon, as well as special guests such as folk pop darlings Dala, The Chieftains’ Paddy Moloney, ukulele giant James Hill, and others. Don't miss them at 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.

Blackberry Wood Blackberry Wood comes down the road like a travelling caravan, with all kinds of wondrous instruments and fantastically costumed characters. They are a high energy indie rock band inspired by circus, old jazz, gypsy punk, cabaret, mariachi, Western Swing and of course rodeo clowning. Blackberry Wood has kicked up dust in towns all over Western Canada (festivals, clubs, outdoor stages and just parties), the

United Kingdom (playing the world famous Glastonbury Festival three different years, as well as many other huge UK festivals) and some fun stints into the United States. See Blackberry Wood live at the Kaslo Hotel this weekend, as part of the first annual Whiteout Snowmobile Invitational. They have two shows, on January 24 and 25, at 8 p.m. nightly. The band will also play the Spiritbar in Nelson on February 20.


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Market Music Night The West Kootenay EcoSociety is bringing a bit of the summer fun of Nelson’s outdoor markets into the heart of the winter. This coming Thursday, January 30 at Spiritbar, the EcoSociety will host Market Music Night. EcoSociety markets director, Jesse R. Woodward, has put together a line-up that will sure to please.

DJ collective, will spin everyone into a pleasant and balmy groove. “My original idea was to try to bring back a little bit of the fun and warmth of the summer outdoor markets,” Woodward said. “There is still five months to go until the first Cottonwood Market opens so this event will be a chance to get a taste of the joy and excitement

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This event will be a chance to get a taste of the joy and excitement that comes with being at the Nelson summer outdoor markets. Starting at 8:30 p.m., Heartsong, featuring Morien Jones, will take the stage. Jones is a Cottonwood Market favourite with his upbeat and fun songs about love, relationships and the beauty of the Kootenays. At 9:45 p.m. the dynamic duo of Rob Funk and Brian Rosen will add their sweet harmonies and folk funk vibe to the night. Finally, from 11 p.m. to midnight DJ Ginger, of the famed Meow Mix

that comes with being at the Nelson summer outdoor markets.” The event is an EcoSociety fundraiser. A suggested $10 donation can be made at the door. Above: Rob Funk and Brian Rosen on stage at the Cottonwood Market. The folk funk duo will be at the EcoSociety fundraiser at Spiritbar this Thursday. (Jesse R. Woodward photo)


Supp lier Sto ri es Soups in Season Valerie Sanderson makes soups for every season! And what could be more comforting in this mid winter season, than to enjoy a steaming bowl of her Squashadilly Soup?! Made from scratch in her Nelson, Uphill commercial kitchen - she also makes sauerkraut and pickled daikon, in a selection of flavours from traditional to spicy. Hot Squshadilly soup is served at the Deli counter every Monday - and find a selection of her tasty pickled goods in our cooler (near the eggs).

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Students from Allegro Dance Theatre are proud to present their January performance at the Capitol Theatre, January 25 at 7:30 p.m. It’s been a busy year for students, with some of them performing in this year’s Pantomime at the Capitol and preparing for the Kootenay Festival of the Arts and the Shine dance Festival in Kelowna. “All of the students are such a pleasure to work with. They all work hard in their classes and everyone seems to have such a good sense of humour. We have a good time,” said director Lynette Lightfoot. “I am very pleased with the progress of all the students and the positive attitude that all of the students treat each other with.” The performance offers a variety of dance styles and music suitable for the whole family. Tickets are $8 at the Capitol Theatre box office.

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thought, feeling and language. “I’ve always maintained that poetry is essentially an ecological way of thinking, and that it can do that without even mentioning the oil sands or a woodpecker or anything ‘environmental’ at all.” Holmes has published five collections of poetry, most recently The Flicker Tree: Okanagan Poems. She edited the anthology Open Wide a Wilderness: Canadian Nature Poems, published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press in 2009. She also organizes eco art projects in the Okanagan, and is associate dean of research and graduate studies in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBCO. The poets’ appearance at Oxygen Art Centre is free ($5 donation appriciated) and open to the public, as part of Oxygen’s Presentation Series, supported by the Columbia Basin Trust and the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance. Oxygen is an artist-run centre located at 320 Vernon Street (alley entrance).


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Environmental poetry at Oxygen Two Okanagan poets with an interest in the intersection between the arts and environmental awareness will read from their poems and speak about their work at Oxygen Art Centre next Friday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. Authors and University of BC Okanagan instructors Sharon Thesen and Nancy Homes co-edited the UBCO magazine Lake: A Journal of Arts and Environment from its inception in 2006 until the magazine suspended its print version in 2012. Thesen has published eight books of poems, including most recently Oyama Pink Shale. Three of her titles have been finalists for the GovernorGeneral’s Literary Award. “Our ability to place ‘environment’ outside ourselves has allowed us to think we can somehow hide it or put it away and have it occur somewhere else,” Thesen said. “I suppose what poetry can do is put life back together as a whole, to override the taken-for-granted categories of perception,



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here’s nothing better on a cold winter night than a pint of your favourite stout or porter while sitting next to the fire, dog curled up at your feet, watching the weather channel that’s forecasting snow for the next week.

Phillips Brewmaster/Owner Matt Phillips has done it yet again releasing a big and complex delicious ale. First off, you can’t miss the intense coffee nose upon pouring. The beer does have that traditional bitter finish one would expect from a coffee beer, but it’s well balanced and leaves a pleasant after taste that just gets better as you make your way through the glass. It’s actually better as it warms slightly.

If you feel differently, then another pint and log on the fire is called for. If that doesn’t help your winter blahs, add one more pint and a pillow — it’ll be spring soon enough.

TIN WHISTLE CHOCOLATE CHERRY PORTER This is a bit of an anomaly for a porter as it is surprisingly easy drinking, one of our tasters referred to is as “almost watery.” The easy drinking quality of the beer makes it a great porter for first timers. The chocolate and cherry flavours are present in the head but not overpowering on the finish. When we sampled the beers, we had this one first knowing the Black Heart and Black Jackal would be much more powerful beers, and they were with much longer lasting and stronger aftertastes.

BLACK HEART OATMEAL STOUT There’s a reason why this tasty beverage took home the gold medal from the Canadian Brewing Awards in 2003 (we never did enter it again). She’s a thing of beauty as you pour her into the glass and watch that delicious head settle. The roasted barley gives it a drier stout style with the unmistakably rich and silky finish that only oatmeal can provide. It’s proof positive that if it isn’t broke don’t fix it. Trends in beer will come and go, but Black Heart is forever! Always keep at least one on hand for that out-of-town visitor that says they are a stout lover.

What’s great about tasting these three beers beside each other is that it shows you the difference in executed theory between multiple breweries. It’s that kind of adventurous attitude that has BC at the forefront of brewing in Canada!

PHILIPS BLACK JACKAL IMPERIAL COFFEE STOUT People either tend to love or hate coffee beers. They can be tough for Brewmasters to get just right, too bitter is often the cry.

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Method Rub pork seasoning over pork roast. Place in a slow cooker. Combine apple juice and barbecue sauce and pour over pork roast. Cover. Cook 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high. Remove pork from slow cooker. Shred pork, using two forks. Return pork to slow cooker. Mix and heat with sauce before serving. To make pulled pork sandwiches, toss broccoli slaw with coleslaw dressing. Serve pulled pork on mini slider buns with broccoli slaw and a pickle slice. Pulled pork is also tasty served in tacos or on pizza. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

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Screening at the Nelson Civic Theatre this weekend (January 24, 25, 26 and 28) is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, directed by and starring Ben Stiller, showing at 7:30 p.m. nightly and at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Thursday art house movie on January 30 is Blue is the Warmest Colour. More info at Kootenay Kids Fundraiser

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GroWn uP shoW! Lucas Meyers, raFFerty FunKsMith + More sPiritbar sat Jan 25th advance tix are $10 ea. 19+ 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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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.

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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.


Two environmentally-minded, Okanagan poets — Sharon Thesen and Nancy Homes — will read from their poems and speak about their work at Oxygen Art Centre on Friday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Donations will be graciously accepted ($5 recommended).

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


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. Tickets are $8, available in advance at the Capitol Theatre box office and Come and enjoy hilarious comedy, magic illusions, wild antics and amazing magic at the ninth annual Lions Club of Nelson Variety Show returning to the Civic Theatre on Wednesday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m. The main attraction will be international magic professionals, Trevor Watters and Lorena Watters. Tickets are $12 for individuals or $40 for a family, available online at tinyurl. com/nelsonlions. 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. If you wait too long to plant your tree, where will you hang your hammock? The longer you wait to make your RRSP contributions, the less time your money has to grow. We can show you the benefits of starting early, and investing on a regular basis. Get compound growth working for you. Call us to find out how The Plan by Investors GroupTM can help you prosper now… and over time.

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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”).

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


Los Angeles-based party starter Kastle will be spinning at Spiritbar on Friday, January 24 with Nelson DJ Breakfluid. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket info at the Hume Hotel.

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Ellison's Cafe Unplugged Sessions on Saturday, January 25 from 1-3 p.m. will feature music from The Band Formerly Known As ChizelSpank, followed by Windborn. Admission is free. Donations for the bands will be graciously accepted. 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 Rosen 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. Max Ulis will be at Spiritbar with Sabota on Friday, January 31. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance at the Hume Hotel.

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. Emily Tucker

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On February 6, celebrate Bob Marley’s birthday at Spiritbar with a reggae show featuring Foundation Stone and Mama Sa. Doors open at 10 p.m. Vancouver singer-songwriter/accordion player Geoff Berner will play a live-to-air concert in the basement of the Kootenay Coop Radio Station on Friday, February 7 with Kate Ruckus. Doors open at 8 p.m. Cover is $10.


“Market Music Night”

Enjoy some of your favorite summer market musicians, including Heartsong, Rob Funk and Brian Rosen and DJ Ginger of Meow Mix. Admission by donation ($10 suggested). This event is a fundraiser for the EcoSociety.

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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. Spiritbar hosts Top Spin Thursdays, a free weekly ping pong tournament with prizes each week. Doors open at 7 p.m. for registration and the tournaments begin at 7:30 p.m. sharp. All skill levels welcome. Details at


On The Road Productions presents Corb Lund live at the Capitol Theatre on Tuesday, May 13 with the Hurtin' Albertans. Regular tickets are $37, going on sale at noon today, at the Capitol Theatre box office, online at, or by phone at 250-3526363. A limited number of VIP tickets, which include a pre-show acoustic performance, meet and greet, and the best seats in the house, are available for $99 at

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Churches of Nelson Isabelle Frederiksen

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With deep sadness we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. She passed away peacefully in Jubilee Manor leaving us to join her beloved husband George. Born in Sullivan Lake, Alberta and schooled in Fleet, Alberta, Isabelle moved to Grand Forks in 1932 with her parents and three brothers. Isabelle moved to Rossland and married George on September 12, 1937. In 1946, the family of five moved to the North Shore in Nelson where the (last but not least) two sons were born. Isabelle is survived by one sister-inlaw Bernice Jensen; son Calvin (Mable) Kevin and Lana; Keith (Marianne) Kim and Jaime; Dawn (Bob) Aaron; Lewis (Wendy) Lori and Tammy; Monty (Judy) Jeremy; as well as ten great grandchildren and one great great grandchild and many nieces and nephews of the Jensen/Frederiksen Families. Isabelle managed the family farm and orchard and she was very active in the Fairview United Church and the former North Shore Community Hall. She served two terms on the Nelson School Board of Trustees in the 1950’s and in her spare time would billet summer bonspiel participants. We are especially grateful to the staff at Jubilee Manor who cared for mom in the last five years of her life. She loved a good political discussion or joke and was a go-to person for family and friends. A celebration of life will be held Monday, March 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM from the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Service with Rev. David Boyd officiating. As an expression of sympathy family and friends may make donations in Isabelle’s memory to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation or to Jubilee Manor. On line condolences may be expressed at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

Dave Glackin

June 22, 1931 – January 18, 2014

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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

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? Everyone welcome! Bring something to share at our potluck breakfast!

Sunday, Jan 26 - 10am @ 2402 Perrier Lane Look for us on Facebook

Unity Centre of the Kootenays starts at 11am

Paul Bowles topic is “Poetry for the Seeker and Drum and Xylophone for Mood” Any questions? Contact 250-354-5394 717 Vernon St. Seniors Citizens Club

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

Third week of Epiphany David Boyd’s’ Sabbatical Journey

Stories and pictures to be held in the Church Hall 3:30 p.m. Journey to Palestine and Israel 5:00 p.m. Pot-luck supper 6:00 p.m . Journey to Nepal & Everest Base Camp Trek Corner of Josephine and Silica Streets All are Welcome Ph: 250-352-2822 •

Anglican Church of Canada St. Saviour's Pro Cathedral Born to Charlie and Effie Glackin, Dave was the youngest of 4 children. He was an athlete and musician during his school years and at Colorado State College (now University of Northern Colorado). He taught band and choir music at many schools through-out northern Colorado. Concert band, marching band, pep band, jazz band and concert and jazz choirs all contributed to the success and enthusiasm of the many students he had the privilege to teach. Dave was instrumental in the establishment of the Colorado Bandmasters’ Association as well as many band and choral festivals in Colorado. He met and married his wife, Pat, in 1963. In 1970 Dave and Pat immigrated to Canada where he taught English, band and choir at Trafalgar Junior Secondary School until his chosen retirement in 1989. His groups brought many honours obtained at competitions to Nelson and Trafalgar School. Along with fellow music teachers in School District 8, Dave worked hard to build the Nelson Band and Choir Festival which was attended by music groups from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Washington, Idaho and Montana. Following retirement from Trafalgar, Dave started the Band Instrument Repair business (at that time the only repair between Vancouver and Calgary). He enjoyed connecting with students, former colleagues and the public. He sold the business in 2001. Through the intervening years he was a staunch fan of the Denver Broncos, BC Lions, Vancouver Canucks and Nelson Maple Leafs. Dave’s professionalism and love of teaching was fueled by the enthusiasm, humor and willingness to learn he received from all of the many students, colleagues and friends he had the privilege to work with from 1948 onward. His thoughts included “if it isn’t fun, it isn’t worth doing”. Dave is survived by his wife, Pat, his brother Chuck and sister-in-law Marge, many nieces and nephews as well as many relatives on his wife’s side. He felt fortunate to have close friends who would help him smile a lot. By family request, no service will be held. Donations can be made to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation, 3 View St, Nelson BC, V1L 2V1, or to the Osprey Community Foundation, Suite B8, 625 Front St, Nelson BC, V1L 4B6. Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Online condolences may be expressed at

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.

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

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

You are Precious

Rob Rolleman – Eleos Centre Ministries


s I mentioned last week, toxic shame undermines our worth as a person. The truth is, despite our imperfections and weaknesses every person has intrinsic worth and value. Inside the most broken and damaged person lies a precious and irreplaceable human spirit that God seeks to awaken, console, and inspire. Like most things in life, we pursue and protect the things that we value the most – “Your heart will be where your treasure is” (Matthew 6:21). We are the epicenter of God’s affection and His treasure. God went to unimaginable lengths to seek us out. God took on human flesh to identify with us, to share in our human weaknesses and suffering, to ransom us at great personal cost, and to demonstrate unequivocally our tremendous worth to Him. It’s a tragedy that we so easily discount and undermine the beauty and worth that God sees. The words of the Psalmist comes to mind, “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:13). We are challenged to see beyond the present rubble – past broken and disfigured flesh, troubled minds, tattered souls and broken spirits, to see the treasure that lies within. I am deeply moved by the testimony of those who serve the most rejected, despised, and broken who say that God’s love and presence is often the most tangible there. The dark and the ugly does not repel God, “even the darkness is not dark to you” (Psalm 139:12). God runs toward the desperate, lost and broken. You are a receptacle of God’s love regardless how you see yourself. I came across this quote recently, “Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s (I might add, ‘your’) inability to see your worth”. The indelible mark of God’s fingerprint and love is on you. It’s an undeniable sign of your worth and value. Perhaps we would be more forgiving, gracious and loving toward our selves and others if we chose to see our selves and others as God sees us?



A Friendly Bible Centre Church

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


Kootenay Christian Fellowship 520 Falls Street, (just off Baker St.)

Join us for our worship celebration in our new location Sunday @ 10:30 AM  Developing Relationships  Music that will move you  Helping people - Help people

Jim Reimer, Pastor

Church Office: 1.888.761.3301

Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am

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

The Salvation Army Nelson Community Church

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

Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows 250 551 4986

601 Vernon Street (Middle Level)



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Nelson Figure Skating Club notches strong performances in Rossland

Medal haul for local skaters

It was a great weekend on the ice in Rossland. Members of the Nelson Figure Skating Club notched all around strong performances last weekend at the West Kootenay Invitational Competition. The event proved to be a good test for the team. With a new coaching model, several veteran skaters returning from injuries and others skaters just beginning their competition careers, the Nelson club is currently in rebuilding mode. “I felt our skaters performed their programs very well and had a lot of fun,” said coach Yoshie Measures. “I saw a lot of smiles from our skaters coming off the ice and was pleased with the encouragement the rest of the Nelson skaters gave to those who were performing.” The weekend competition consisted of High Tests held on Friday afternoon, Freeskate programs on Saturday with Dance and Elements tests held on Sunday. The Skaters will be back in competitive action soon as the West Kootenay Regional Championships take place Janury 31 to February 2 in Beaver Valley.

Introductory Interpretive Morgan Sabo — 4th Courtney Shrieves — 5th

The following are a list of results for Nelson skaters: STAR 1: Aurora Panko-Dool — Silver Rating Lulu Nyiti ­— Gold Rating Courtney Donaldson — Silver Rating STAR 2: Tia Berens — Silver Rating Leo Measures — Bronze Rating Lila McKechnie — Gold Rating Helena Keating — Gold Rating Hannah Corven — Silver Rating

Bronze Interpretive Breanna Tomilin — 4th Jr. Bronze Dance Solo Lila McKechnie — 5th Sr. Bronze Dance Solo Courtney Shrieves — Bronze Medal Sr. Silver Dance Solo Christina Champlin — Gold Medal Breanna Tomilin — Silver Medal

STAR 3: Isabella Kroker-Kimber — Silver Rating

Elements 1 - Group 1 Helena Keating — Bronze Medal Elements 1 - Group 4 Isabella Kroker-Kimber — Bronze Medal

STAR 4 (13 and over): Morgan Sabo — Bronze Medal Courtney Shrieves — 4th STAR 5 (Under 15): Charly DeFouw — Silver Medal

Elements 2 - Group 1 Charly DeFouw — Bronze Medal

STAR 5 (13 and over): Breanna Tomilin — 5th

Elements 2 - Group 2 Breanna Tomilin — Bronze Medal

Pre-Introductory Interpretive Charly DeFouw — Gold Medal

Complete results from Rossland are available at

Hannah Corven of the Nelson Figure Skating Club earned a Silver Rating in the STAR 2 category during the West Kootenay Invitational Competition in Rossland last week. Submitted photo

Kaslo to host snowmobile invitational

Cam “Hollywood” Hicks and members of the Hickshow will be in Kaslo this weekend for the inaugural WHITEOUT 2014, snowmobile invitational.

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Kaslo Tourism’s first annual International Snowmobile Invitational, WHITEOUT 2014, is scheduled for January 24 to 26. Beginning on Friday, for all the early arrivals, there will be a mid-afternoon hosted trail ride. Cam “Hollywood” Hicks and members of the Hickshow will be in attendance at this year’s event. Hicks will be doing a onenight-only, never-done-before, movie presentation at Buddy’s Pizzeria in Kaslo. This not-to-be-missed show begins at 5 p.m. on January 25. The locally-produced freeride sledding movie will be shown free of charge. Downtown Kaslo will be a lively scene from the top to bottom of Front Street. At the cor-

ner of Front and 5th Street, there will be a used sled buy-sell-swap event. New sleds will be on display at the Kaslo Hotel. Barrens Outdoor Gear will have winter clothing on display and for sale, and information clinics will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. hosted by professionals and locals along with a Q&A session after each topic. Just confirmed is Trish Drinkle, a snowmobiling promoter and journalist who will lead presentations during the Info Clinics. Drinkle is a member of the Betties, associated with the Hickshow, Braaap, Main Jet, and a writer with Snoriders. Also joining Drinkle in the info clinics is Tyler Paynton, also a director of the Association


HOME FRI. JAN. 24th 7:00 PM vs. Castlegar Rebels

HOME SAT. JAN. 25th 7:00 PM vs. Grand Forks Border Bruins

HOME WED. JAN. 29th 7:00 PM vs. Castlegar Rebels

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of BC Snowmobile Clubs, and a promoter of safe, responsible snowmobiling. But it’s not just about snowmobiles. There will be plenty of music as there are at least three musical events happening from Friday night through to Saturday (January 24 and 25). Performers include Blackberry Wood, White Raag, and several local musicians. Sunday will be a sledding extravaganza on the mountains around Kaslo. For those new to the terrain there will be hosted rides to participate in, and the dealers may even have some new sleds to be tried out. For more information call 250-353-2250.

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Registration open for Nelson Youth Soccer

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It may be winter, but the 2014 Nelson Youth Soccer (NYS) season has arrived. Registration for the new season is now open and players are encouraged to sign up early. Registration deadline for rep teams is January 31, while the deadline for house team registration is March 1. Players can register and pay online or print registration forms from the website and mail them in with a cheque. “Fees go up after the deadline for rep registrants, but the important thing is that decisions are made based on numbers at that time,” explained Chuck Bennett, chair of the Nelson Youth Soccer Association. He said any player who registers after the deadline, not only pays more, but may miss the opportunity to play rep soccer. Rep squads are created based on the number of players, in each age category, that have signed up to play. “Say we don’t have enough kids at U-16, we would move them to U-17,” Bennett explained. However, if more players sign up for U-16 after the deadline, there

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Registration is now taking place for the Nelson Youth Soccer Association’s Rep and House squads. The deadline for Rep is January 31, while the House deadline is March Bob Hall File Photo 1. Visit for details. may be no spots to place them. In order to set the correct number of teams, organizers need to know, in advance, how many players want to participate. Last year the league had just under 1,000 players . “It’s a great organization. It’s a lot of fun. We continue to grow and move the association

forward.” That constant growth includes getting a little professional soccer help. “We’ve got the Whitecaps contract that we are working on right now, so we’ll have a full-time Whitecaps coach and a full-time executive director,” said Bennett. The group is also looking for more coaches

to lend a hand with the various teams. “Please, put your name forward if you are interested in it. We have some good training programs and a lot of support for coaches,” he said. For more information, for players and coaches, or to download registration forms, visit

Check every WEDNESDAY’S paper for participant updates!


Its Pet Dental Month!

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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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. 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. 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,

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Coming Events

Education/Trade Schools

Nelson Friends of the Family, AGM, Mon. February 17th, 4:30 pm at Community First Health Co-op boardroom (518 Lake St). All welcome.

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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:

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

2 F/T POSITIONS available for responsible adult, some baking included. Days/ Afternoons. Apply with resume to manager @ Tim Horton’s, Trail, Tues-Sat. 9-5.

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

To apply, please submit your resume to This job posting closes on February 1, 2013

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

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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.

Parents/Care Giving of Teens Support Group 1st Meeting Wed Feb 5th 6:30-8:30 PM at the Balfour Fire Hall This group will offer support as we guide our teens. We will seek knowledge and information on issues that effect our children. Tea & goodies provided any questions call Kim 825-2728

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


Travel CENTURY PLAZA HOTEL Best Rates. 1.800.663.1818

The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 51 is seeking a part-time bartender for Sundays and relief work. This is a temporary position with the possibility of becoming a permanent position. Successful applicant must have “Serving it Right” certification. Please apply by dropping off a resume at the Royal Canadian Legion, 402 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4K5


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:

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

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Woodlands CastlegarAccountant Division

Scott Hutt, Sales Manager 1700 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 2W4 Fax: (250) 365-3949 Email:

Woodlands Accountant Castlegar Division

International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) is a growth-oriented lumber company with operations in Canada and the United States. The Company has annual production capacity of more than 2.2 billion board feet and offers one of the most diverse lines of lumber products to customers around the world. For more information about Interfor, visit our website at Interfor is currently recruiting for a Woodlands Accountant at our Castlegar Operation based in Castlegar, British Columbia. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing full range operational, financial and management accounting, reporting and analysis. Position Details: Major Responsibilities: x Bi-weekly contractor pay. x Log inventory reporting. x Full range financial and management accounting. x Improve accounting processes. x Assist with timely and accurate preparation of financial statements. x Complete specific month-end accounting cycle items, including balance sheet analysis and reconciliations. x Ensure compliance to IFRS and 52-109, company policies-procedures and internal controls. x Assist with external audit requirements. x Assist with specific financial analysis to operations management. x Complete special projects and analysis as required. Required Skills: x Strong organizational skills and attention to detail x Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively within a team environment x Ability to multitask x Results oriented and ability to think strategically x Excellent computer skills The ideal candidate will possess the following preferred qualifications: x Working towards a professional accounting designation (minimum 3rd or 4th level student) x 3-5 years in a similar role, preferably in a manufacturing setting To express interest in this opportunity, please apply online at by Monday, February 3, 2014. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All applicants offered a position must successfully complete a pre-employment background check.



HYUNDAI 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:

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Automotive Service Technician

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

Our dealership is focused on hiring and retaining the best. As such, we offer market-leading pay and benefits, paid training opportunities, a supportive team and the opportunity to advance.

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Are you thinking about taking your automotive career to the next level? If you are, then you’ll appreciate working with us. Castlegar Toyota requires an experienced licensed technician to service all makes and models in our modern and fully equipped facility.

When it comes to service, our priority is making sure our customers are pleased, and we understand the importance of quality technicians in meeting that goal. Come join us. Please send your resume and cover letter to: Daryl Zibin 1530 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 1H9 Fax: (250) 365-2752 Email:

DOWN 1 Home of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame 2 Villainous 3 Sultry stretch 4 Slow mollusk 5 Fr. holy woman 6 Drink with dim sum 7 Art Deco artist 8 “Be there in __” 9 Vacation with worms? 10 Nikon product, for short 11 Destined for one’s comeuppance ... or what the last words of 3-, 9and 25-Down are doing? 12 Navel type 13 Well-known 18 Queen, in Quebec 22 Additive sold at Pep Boys 25 Slogan on a Boston basketball fan’s shirt 27 Flinch, say 28 Long heroic poem


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Service Advisor Castlegar Toyota immediately seeks an energetic, customer-focused service advisor who is great with people and can handle numerous demands in a professional and courteous manner. Duties in this fast-paced position include scheduling maintenance and repair work, providing estimates, selling service and parts as required, coordinating technicians and embracing administrative tasks. Strong telephone and computer skills are essential.

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48 __ and Herzegovina 50 Golf club part 51 Greeting word 53 John who married Pocahontas 56 Top pilots 57 Buds 59 Molecule part 60 Crunch count 62 Used a chair 64 Boxing’s Sugar __ Leonard

Our standards are high because our customers deserve superb treatment. As a result, we offer excellent benefits, bonuses, competitive pay and a positive working environment. This is a full-time position. Please send you cover letter and resume to: Daryl Zibin Castlegar Toyota 1530 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 1H9 Email:

Yellowhead Road & Bridge (Kootenay) Ltd. is looking for a Mechanic for our New Denver facility. 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. Resumes can be faxed to 250-352-2172 or e-mailed to


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

Help Wanted

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.

Marine Technician

Primary duties include maint. troubleshooting & repair of diesel & gas marine engines. Knowledgeable in vessel electrical systems. Must have own tools and a valid drivers license. Compensation Based On Experience. Please forward resume to vancouveroutboard@


Alternative Health

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

Mountain Eagle Security is looking for a

PART TIME SECURITY GUARD Job description includes: alarm response, on-site security & security patrols. Must have your own vehicle

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Heavy Duty Mechanic Wanted

Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses Bayshore Home Health

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Email you resume to Helen Ball at

School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) Employment Opportunity:

JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN The City of Nelson is recruiting for a Mechanical Technician or Apprentice. This position will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of all City of Nelson vehicles and equipment. As the Mechanical Technician, you must be Red Seal Certified as an Automotive Technician, Heavy Duty Technician or Commercial Transport Technician. Experience with gas and electrical welding, wire feed welding, hydraulics and operating heavy equipment and computerized diagnostic equipment would be an asset. Apprentice Technicians will also be considered.


Salary and benefits are in accordance with the CUPE Local 339 Agreement with the City of Nelson offers. Interested applicants should send a detailed resume by January 31, 2014 to:

Human Resources City of Nelson 101-310 Ward Street Nelson, BC V1L 5S4 Fax: 250-352-2131 • Email: More detailed information regarding this position can be found at We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however; only those under consideration will be contacted. The City of Nelson is committed to employment equity. We invite applications from all qualified persons.

POSITION: Journeyman Electrician (REGULAR) PLACE: Maintenance Shop HOURS OF WORK: 40 hrs/wk (Mon to Fri) MONTHS PER YEAR: Twelve (12) Journeyman - $30.38/hr; 2% RATE OF PAY: wage increase effective Feb 1/14; - .5% wage increase effective May 1, 2014 STARTING DATE: Immediately For full position details including qualifications please refer to the Careers with SD20 section of our website at This position is covered under our CUPE Local 1285 Collective Agreement. Completed district applications (available on the district web site or at our office) should be sent to Mrs. Marcy VanKoughnett, Director of Human Resources, School District #20 (Kootenay-Columbia), 2001 Third Ave, Trail, BC, V1R 1R6 (Fax: 250-364-2470) by 12:00 Noon on Monday, January 27, 2014. Please submit electronic applications to: It is understood that applicants agree to confidential reference checks of all previous employers. The successful applicant will be subject to a Criminal Record Check. We appreciate your interest but regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Friday, January 24, 2014 Nelson Star


Merchandise for Sale

Financial Services

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Hairstylists The Cutting Edge Hair and Tanning Studio in Creston BC is now offering Hot Head hair extensions. A full set, cut to shape your new look and styled $450. Every 8 weeks extension replacement $70. Call us at 250-428-3488 to book your consultation. It’s worth the drive

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

Pets & Livestock

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

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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 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? Lg glass dinning table, sm & lg computer desks, china cabinet, 4 leatherette chairs & plow tractor. 250-442-2999 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

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

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Commercial/ Industrial Property AFFORDABLE office space for rent, near Selkirk College in Rosemont. 5 minutes to downtown, 178 sq ft, on bus route. $300 per month including utilities, parking and GST. 250-352-2757

Mobile Homes & Parks 2005 SRI Double Wide MODULAR HOME 24x44 in Triangle Gardens. 45 years and up. Vaulted ceiling, open plan, bay window, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, pantry, low maintenance, gas heat, air conditioning, 5 appl’s, UGS, landscaped, covered deck & carport, other features, must see. 250-442-8676

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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Grand Forks: Lg 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 5 app’s, private 400 sq ft deck. N/S, N/P. $750/m + util. Avail March 1st.250-442-7808. TRAIL, ONE bdrm. furnished Apt. $500/mo. + utilities. Nonsmoking. 250-364-5678 W.TRAIL, basement suite, newly reno. $600./mo. incl.util. Fully furnished. 250-364-5678

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

Pacific Insight Electronics (PI) is a world-class designer, manufacturer and supplier of electronic solutions for the automotive, specialty and commercial vehicle sectors. PI is currently recruiting for the following positions at our Nelson, BC operation: Quality Assurance Engineering Technologist – 1 available position - Reference #1401 The Quality Assurance Engineering Technologist will provide technical support in an effort to achieve company targets concerning production Non-Conformance (N/C) issues. This position will also support the necessary processes and policies for providing feedback to Manufacturing Engineering resulting in N/C reduction. In addition, they will support N/C diagnostic activities, N/C disposition, administration and repairs. Production Support – 1 available position - Reference #1402 The Production Support position will be responsible for developing and supporting assembly processes within the Manufacturing Department at Pacific Insight. Supporting the production floor; assisting with assembly processes, ensuring procedures are performed correctly on a daily basis and developing line improvements. Engineering Support Technician – 1 available position - Reference #1403 The Engineering Support Technician works in the Product Engineering Department and carries out a wide range of testing, assembly, compliance and validation activities on products developed at Pacific Insight. This position will also be responsible for performing or assisting with in-house environmental and electrical validation testing.

Detailed job postings along with the required skills and abilities are listed on PI’s website. Please visit our website for details on how to apply: Resumes can be emailed directly to:

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Rentals Commercial/ Industrial THIS bright Studio, blocks from downtown Nelson, features many windows, high ceilings, parking and stained glass. It is available immediately for rent $650/month. Contact

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 CRAWFORD Bay Rental, 3.5 bdrm, dbl garage, new appl, hot tub, n/s, $1000 + util 250365-1005 Longbeach, 2 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, washer & dryer, large garden, pets welcome, ample parking, close to mail, school, Nelson bus. Furnished or unfurnished. References required/ $1200 + utilities. 229-2729; NELSON- 2 bdrm executive waterfront home, 6 mile Nelson, partially furnished. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $1700+ utils. (250)825-4471 or 250354-9434.




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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 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 MONTROSE, FRUITVALE home (with washer/dryer) for small family with 9yr old son. 250-367-7419, 250-368-6075 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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TRAIL, 1 Bdrm $395/month, near shopping & bus, seeking quiet person 250-368-6075

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

Cars - Domestic 2001 Subaru Impreza, 4dr hatch back, 2.2Lt., auto, 4 wheel dr, brand new ice & snow tires, 230,000km, $4,300/obo. 250-442-0122 or 250-493-1807. 2002 Oldsmobile Alero, 4cy, 5sp manual, 2 dr coop, 107,000 original km, runs and looks like new. Car is in Grand Forks. Driven daily. $3,599. 250-442-0122 / 250-493-1807.


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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

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

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Closing Date: Friday, February 7, 2014

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

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.

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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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2010 Arctic Cat M8 HCR Snowmobile with only 1700 miles, runs great, very good condition. $7,900 OBO To view 250-365-3495 or 250-365-3190

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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:

We are your Recruitment Professionals Call 1-855-678-7833 today for more details.


Legal Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: Estate of Valentine John Martin Webber formerly of 2216 Holgrem, Johnsons Landing, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of the above deceased are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, at 3011665 Ellis Street, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2B3, on or before February 21, 2014, after which date the Administrator will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it having regard to the claims of which the Administrator then has notice. Sarah Jenkins Administrator by PUSHOR MITCHELL LLP Lawyers Attention: JONI D METHERELL Telephone: 250-762-2108

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of Joan Margrethe Lund Dragland, otherwise known as, Joan Dragland and Joanie Dragland, deceased, formerly of Nelson, British Columbia. Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Joan Margrethe Lund Dragland are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executor c/o Rosberg Sawatzky LLP at #201, 20353 64th Avenue, Langley, BC V2Y 1N5, on or before February 21, 2014, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard only to the claims of which the executor then has notice. 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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Friday, January 24, 2014 Nelson Star

Local Scoreboard Soccer Quest Youth

KOOTENAY CO-OP 8-9 GP W T L P 3 2 0 1 6 3 1 1 1 4 3 1 1 1 4 3 1 0 2 3

TEAM Chile Netherlands Spain Brazil TEAM Russia Argentina Sweden England Croatia Uruguay

KOOTENAY GLASS 10-11 GP W T L P 2 2 0 0 6 2 2 0 0 5 2 1 0 1 3 2 1 0 1 3 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 0

TEAM Belgium Portugal Mexico Germany Switzerland Bosnia

SECURE BY DESIGN 12-13 GP W T L P 2 2 0 0 6 2 1 1 0 4 2 1 1 0 4 2 1 0 1 3 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 0

TEAM USA Ecuador Greece Ivory Coast Italy Columbia

A&W 14+ GP W T L P 2 2 0 0 6 2 1 0 1 3 2 1 0 1 3 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 1

Soccer Quest Adult THE BRIDGE LADIES REC TEAM GP W Dirty Dozen 12 12 Selkirk Eyecare 12 7 Jackson’s Strikers 12 4 Lunachicks 12 4 FC Leos 12 4 Red Dog 12 2

T 0 1 3 1 0 1

L 0 4 5 7 8 9

P 36 22 15 13 12 7

L 1 3 4 6 7 11

P 30 24 21 12 9 0

L 3 3 9 11

P 30 30 12 6

NELSON FORD MEN’S OPEN TEAM GP W T Innkeepers 11 10 0 Old Dogs 11 8 0 Kootenay Co-Op 11 7 0 LVR 10 4 0 Downtown Auto 10 3 0 Juniors 11 0 0 TEAM Honey Badgers Neon Indians Younguns Fake Madrid

QUEEN CITY CO-ED GP W 13 10 13 10 13 4 13 2

T 0 0 0 0

JACKSON’S HOLE MEN’S MASTERS TEAM GP W T L Real Nelson 10 8 1 1 Abacus 11 7 1 3 Red Dog 10 6 1 3 Ted Allen’s 10 4 1 5 Jackson’s Hole 10 3 1 6 Bia Boro 11 3 0 8 Slocan 10 2 1 7


ONE OF A KIND: $1,270,000


Hollie Wallace

Cell 250-354-7567 Office 250-352-3581

Two bedrooms + den designs available ranging from $274,800 – $283,300. Quality throughout and great location. All appliances included. Electric fireplace. Ready for the good life. (13-191-198)

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of downtown Nelson. 1-3 bedroom units with prices ranging from $249,000 – $499,000

A very unique waterfront property with west coast style built into a rocky bluff providing privacy, awesome views of the city and lake and great sun exposure. 4/5 bedrooms, 4 baths, quality throughout. (13-204) MLS #2391487

Nelson Star Friday, January 24, 2014


This weekly column proudly sponsored by:

Touchstones of Nelson – Greg Scott

Some issues remain, 50 years later

Dateline: January 7, 1964 Each day brings further proof of the necessity of a resident doctor in Kaslo and surrounding district. Several emergency trips were made last week and quite a large number of Kasloites are patients in Kootenay Lake General Hospital in Nelson. So far the roads have been fairly good but conditions may be hazardous in the next three months. Apprehension is mounting that a life — or lives — will be lost before the long drive is made. It is 41 miles from Kaslo to Nelson, but almost 100 miles from some of the logging camps at the north end of the district. This is over roads that are rough at the best of times. Several doctors have come to look over the situation, but with no results so far.

Dateline: January 16, 1964

The last minute appeal failed and this morning the dayliner rolled out of Nelson for the last time and over half a century of Canadian Pacific Railway passenger service came to an end.

The last train to roll into Nelson is due Friday from Penticton, but the Kettle Valley line has been in semi-retirement for the last four years and suspension of its service doesn’t strike home as sharply as the daily run eastward. The dayliner was the last link with passenger service the Company had in the Kootenay. During Nelson infancy it took both steamship and railway to reach here and it was not until the 1930s that the last link was carved out of the western shore of Kootenay Lake connecting Kootenay Landing and Nelson. Until 1958 the regular passenger train clickety clacked across Kootenay valleys and at one time two trains a day chugged along Kootenay rails.

Dateline: January, 1964

RCMP practically walked the entire shoreline of the southern portion of Kootenay Lake Sunday in search of six missing loggers and debris from a 17 foot outboard runabout which disappeared on the snowbound lake Friday night. The body of the seventh logger and the boat were found shortly after daybreak Saturday.

JUNO nominees/2x CFMA winners

The seven members of the bush crew of the Creston Sawmills Ltd. were last seen leaving Tye, on the western side of the lake for their weekly four-mile boat crossing to Twin Bay, so miles south of here, as dusk merged into night. Sunday three large boats, bucked extremely rough water and icy winds as about 20 RCMP and

volunteers scoured the shoreline, but no trace of the six men or their personal effects were found.

Dateline: January 22, 1964

A half-billion-dollar hydro and flood control project can roll on the Columbia River this year if Parliament approves. Revisions to the 1961

Columbia River treaty with the United States were signed in Washington Wednesday in the presence of Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson and President Lyndon B. Johnson. One major change involves arrangements to sell a big block of power to the US for thirty years at $274,800 payable next October 1.


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Monday February 3, 7:00PM

KAAP has rescue cats and dogs, puppies and kittens, available for adoption. All KAAP pets are spayed/neutered and vaccinated, for an adoption fee. Please call Daryl at 250-551-1053 or visit



This sweet 5 year old girl is sweet and cuddly. She needs a new home due to family allergies. Lavender would do well in a quiet family, perhaps as an only pet. For more details call KAAP at 250-551-1053.

602 JOSEPHINE Well maintained multi-tenanted commercial building located in the downtown core of Nelson, BC. Zoned C-1 and sitting on a 42 x 120 foot corner lot, this building offers over 5,000 square feet of retail space on 2 levels. TRY SOMETHING NEW Newly built side by side duplex in Nelson’s new up and coming neighborhood. Features include 9ft high ceilings, hardwood floors, custom kitchen, high end appliances, spacious master bedroom w/ walk-in closet and ensuite bath, garage and more. Unmatched value in today’s market do not delay see them today! At just over an acre this private waterfront property is sure to spark your interest. The 2-bed, 2-bath home features hardwood floors, new kitchen/appliances, spacious bedrooms and a full undeveloped basement. From its white sand beach to its park like surroundings this is truly a something special and only minutes from Nelson. Call Today!

KAAP is pleased to announce that we have funding available from the Osprey Community Foundation to help spay-neuter cats owned by low income families. If you live in Areas E or F, you may be eligible for assistance. Please contact KAAP at or call 250-352-2008. Thank you to the Osprey Community Foundation for their generous support of animal welfare.

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

Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society • 250.551.1053 Wondering how to donate to help KAAP pets? The Kootenay Co-op store in Nelson has a KAAP “Till Card”. When you pay for your purchases, just ask to swipe the KAAP till card, and $2 will be gratefully received. Thank you!


Wednesday January 29, 7:30PM

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Save a life, and gain a wonderful new family member.


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LAVENDER BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Looking for a business that you can work? This well planned restaurant represents an exciting and affordable opportunity to be your own boss. Great service and high quality food have resulted in “The Dock Fish And Chips” excellent reputation. This licensed restaurant is a true turn key operation that has the potential to be even more than it already is.


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This artisan custom home is nestled right in the wild and enchanted ‘S’ bend of the Slocan River 15 minutes from Nelson. The perfect retreat for tranquility and peace or swim, fish or kayak right from home! Built in 2007, this home has many features including river views, custom railings, huge beams, woodstove, custom shower and a heated concrete floor! • 250.352.7178

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This sale includes the main house B & B with 4 bedrooms & 4 full & 2 half baths. Plus 2 separate, furnished rental cottages, a 1 bedroom & a 2 bedroom, on 10 acres in Kootenay Bay. MLS 2217506

Glen Darough 250.354.3343 $565,000

Alan Tarr 250.354.8489 $980,000









Just out the North Shore offering fantastic lakeviews! Generous room sizes, large sunroom plus family room, great yard spaces offering lawn, patio, gardens & plenty of parking, oversize garage, and all is nicely maintained. Boat slip opportunity as well! MLS 2394675



Commercially-zoned building in Nelson’s downtown core. Recently renovated, two storey with Naturopathic Clinic as tenant on the main floor. Second floor is currently occupied be Seller: Buyer could lease out, or utilize as their own office or professional space. Great opportunity! MLS 2389545

1 bedroom, + den, 1 bath condo unit with large covered deck and quality finishing. Radiant heat system, secure entry and underground parking. Fitness centre on main floor of building. MLS 2394398

This is the perfect home for the growing family. With 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a bright family room, and a covered deck. Listing price includes a new roof.

Glen Darough 250.354.3343 $379,900

Lorne Westnedge 250.505.2606 $278,500

Barbie Wheaton 250.509.0654 $329,999



MLS 2393550






Meticulously maintained 1996 manufactured home 2 bedroom, 2 bath, covered porch, carport, brand new roof and mature gardens backing onto green space. Waterfront access in Balfour. MLS 2393570

Christine Pearson 250.505.8015 $99,500

Front & Back 4 bdrm & 3 bthrm units with over 2052 sq ft living space with surrounding Kootenay Lake, City & Mountain views from every room and decks. Great 3 level floor plan, lots of parking, great sized yard, additional 500 sq ft of outdoor covered verandah space and walking distance to town.

MLS 2391042/2390202

4 bedroom, 3 bath home in great Uphill Nelson location. Garden area, attached double garage, 2 decks and potential for further development in partly finished lower level (with level a c c e s s w a l k o u t ) . MLS 2394823

Spacious 5 bdrm 2 bath home offers a large fenced yard with big back deck, parking for cars, RV or trailers. Located off of a quiet street in lower Rosemont. A great family Home! MLS 2392757 Lisa Cutler 250.551.0076 $325,000

This is an incredible 0.92 acres with several fruit trees, lilacs and a chestnut tree. This rustic recreational cottage has no electricity and an outhouse. Water is to a stand pipe. Several building sites . Benched & treed. MLS 2393072

Alan Tarr 250.354.8489 $135,500

Lisa Cutler 250.551.0076 $399,000/per unit

Lorne Westnedge 250.505.2606 $439,000






Three bedroom home with full, finished basement located about 10 minutes to Nelson. Includes gas fireplace in living room, family room down, workshop, en suite bath and more. Shop with basement, storage shed and playhouse too. MLS 2390103

Don’t miss this .56 acre property across from Kokanee Springs Golf Course with Glacier views. This three bedroom, 2 bath has two fireplaces, new appliances, a hot tub plus a workshop and a double garage. The wrap around deck takes advantage of the views and provides for relaxation. MLS 2212190

Located at 4 mile, this 3 - 4 bedroom, 2 bath home features hardwood floors, a woodburning fireplace, sundeck with a large patio beneath, and a view of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. MLS 2393214 Lorne Westnedge 250.505.2606 $329,000

Top floor corner unit in a lower Fairview location that provides easy access to shopping and the park. One bedroom and den unit in an adult oriented building that includes underground parking and a covered deck. MLS 2391580

Dave Buss 250.354.9459 $299,900

This 2 bedroom, 2 bath double wide manufactured home sits in a quality park near Balfour. Covered deck, carport & workshop. Close to golf, fishing and a short drive to Ainsworth. MLS 2394553 Lorne Westnedge 250.505.2606 $139,500








Christine Pearson 250.505.8015 $329,900

Dave Buss 250.354.9459 $182,500



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Just steps from Rosemont Park, a short walk to the new skate park, and a cart ride to the golf course, this 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhome not only offers a convenient location but a great family friendly floor plan as well. And it’s just 2 blocks to the Rosemont Elementary School too. Call Dave for more details. MLS 2394539

Ideal family home located in the quite community of Glade. In-law suite in the basement for rental income or a summer kitchen for the garden enthusiast. Newer flooring, a woodstove, large windows, Jack & Jill bathroom, spacious kitchen with pantry, and a large

A Riondel North Rd. Waterfront Lease lot with a rustic Cabin. 121.42 feet of beach by 300 feet in depth. Treed, sloping lot with views of Purcell Mountains across the Lake. Recreation get-away. MLS 2394608

3 bedroom, 2 bath well maintained manufactured home with addition, sitting on a level 1/2 acre lot with 66’ of sandy beach frontage. Shared wharf, & utility shelter which is large enough for an R.V.

Lorne Westnedge 250.505.2606 $359,000

Dave Buss 250.354.9459 $296,000

Barbie Wheaton 250.509.0654 $259,900

Alan Tarr 250.354.8489 $99,900

Lorne Westnedge 250.505.2606 $599,000






Build your Dream house & a work shop, plan a home based business or anything is possible with this spacious land. Private 3.13 FLAT acres with two flat building spots, a creek running along the property, a newly placed water line & connection, Valley & Mountain views located in Sunny Upper Balfour. MLS 2393151

Fabulous, sunny, 4 bed family home on

Level Fairview area home with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sunroom at back of home with access to private back yard. 2 fireplaces - 1 wood & 1 gas, single garage and storage shed. Huge master bedroom suite. MLS 2394822


covered deck. MLS 2393845






MLS 2394821


This beautiful post and beam executive home has exceptional custom finishing throughout! Walnut and cherry cabinetry, high end appliances, large custom bedrooms, in floor radiant heat, and travertine marble floors. The ensuite of your dreams. MLS 2393939

Newly renovated commercial building from bottom to top, multi-tenanted with good rental income, placed on a great location along Baker ST. Roof top potential as well. MLS 2394077

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home sits on a level lot in Fairview, close to all city amenities. There is a single garage, hardwood floors and a summer kitchen. Berries and fruit trees in the back yard. MLS 2392734

Barbie Wheaton 250.509.0654 $659,000

Lisa Cutler 250.551.0076 $1,150,000

Lorne Westnedge 250.505.2606 $325,000

Lisa Cutler 250.551.0076 $139,000

a fenced corner lot in uphill. Affordable and room to add value. MLS 2394813 Christine Pearson 250.505.8015 $269,900

Nelson Star, January 24, 2014  
Nelson Star, January 24, 2014  

January 24, 2014 edition of the Nelson Star