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Home fully engulfed The cause of a fire late Friday afternoon in Crescent Valley that destroyed a home and injured its owner remains unknown. The fire in a two-storey older house on Konkin Road broke out around 4:30 p.m., according to Crescent Valley fire chief Glenn Leidloff. The building was “pretty much starting to get fully engulfed” when crews arrived, he said. Firefighters from Tarrys, Beasley, and Passmore also helped out and remained on scene until 11 p.m. A fire watch remained until Saturday morning. The homeowner and lone occupant, whom Leidloff guessed was in his 40s, was taken to Trail hospital suffering from possible burns and smoke

inhalation and has reportedly since been transferred to Vancouver. Leidloff said the house remains partly standing but is not salvageable. Investigators haven’t been able to determine how the fire started. No other buildings were in danger, as the closest neighbours were a fair distance away, however the road was closed while firefighters tackled the blaze. “We really do appreciate the neighbours’ patience with us having to block the road,” Leidloff said. “One lady in a walker had to wait a while for us to clear the scene. Neighbours gave us soup and bread, which was very kind of them.” Leidloff didn’t know if the home had a working smoke alarm. More fires on Page 3

Nelson council removed drive-thru restaurants as a permitted land use within the city, before finally adopting its new zoning bylaw at Monday’s council meeting. The 110-page planning document brings changes to every city lot, as it dictates the allowable style and size of new developments. The old bylaw, which has now been replaced in its entirety, allowed drive-thrus in a number of zones throughout the city. But when drafting the new rules, city staff limited them to the “highway commercial” zone — essentially just five or six properties along Nelson Avenue. At a public hearing last month, numerous residents opposed the idea of allowing any new drive-thrus and wanted all mention of them struck from the bylaw. Councillors agreed and had them removed as a final amendment before approving the bylaw. “Having more drive-thrus in our community isn’t necessarily in sync with our sustainability goals and attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our community,” councillor Donna Macdonald said, adding they might also take customers away from local independent businesses. “When we have people driving into Nelson, we want them to actually come into town and eat at our many fine restaurants — so having drive-thrus in that stretch [of Nelson Avenue] isn’t necessarily a good benefit for our business community.” Councillor Deb Kozak noted that an average of 1,110 vehicles pass City Hall each hour on the highway, even with zero drive-thrus along the main road. “In my view, it’s not good to restrict opportunities,” she said, though ultimately she went along with the unanimous decision of council. The new bylaw doesn’t impact existing land use. The city’s lone drive-thru restaurant — an A&W in Railtown — isn’t threatened by the decision. As well, new drive-up restaurants — similar to the Dairy Queen on Nelson Avenue — would still be permitted as long as patrons aren’t served from in vehicles. If somebody did want to open a drive-thru in Nelson, they could seek a bylaw amendment, which would require public consultation and approval from city council.

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A well-known and loved principal in the Kootenay Lake School District has been recognized for his long-standing commitment to excellence. Principal Dan Miles is the recipient of a Canada’s Outstanding Principals Award, from The Learning Partnership. “This award is a very prestigious and important acknowledgement of Dan’s work as an educator and educational leader,” said the district as they announced the honour last week. Miles is currently the principal of J.V. Humphries and Jewett schools in Kaslo and Meadow Creek. He is thrilled to be acknowledged at the national level. “It feels like a pretty big deal to me and I am honoured by that,” he told the Star. The leader credits his team for helping him be a great principal. “One of my strengths is listening and working with my colleagues,” he said. “I also work hard to listen to the needs of the community and get them involved in our school... My sense is we’re as good as the adults in our community and the adults in our building. My job is really celebrating the skills that people have, acknowledging the gifts that community brings. And we’re all passionate about kids so my job is to ensure we focus on supporting our kids.” Miles’ career in the Kootenay Lake School District began in 1986. He started the French Immersion program at Trafalgar that year. After two years spent in China, he returned to the role of district vice-principal in charge of French programs. He’s served as vice-principal at Trafalgar middle school, principal in Salmo, principal in Erickson and Yakh and he is in his sixth year at the

Dan Miles is the recipient of a Canada’s Outstanding Principals Award. north end of Kootenay Lake. “I’ve been in lots of different schools and it’s given me the opportunity to really get to know staff around the district and communities around the district,” he said. “One of the things I’ve really celebrated about this district is that you have very caring staff who are focused on kids.” Later in February, Miles will head to Toronto courtesy of The Learning Partnership. It is a national charity dedicated to building stakeholder partnerships to support, promote and advance publicly funded education in Canada. This year, they’ve recognized 40 exceptional principals, representing every province and territory across Canada. These

exemplary individuals will receive their awards at the 10th annual Canada’s Outstanding Principals gala dinner event and awards ceremony on February 25. As part of Canada’s Outstanding Principals program, winning principals will also participate in an executive leadership-training program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, between February 23 and 27. The program will introduce them to leadership and management practices and theories presented by current business leaders and instructors at one of Canada’s leading business schools. “It’s an opportunity to work with some of the outstanding leaders in the country. I am really looking forward to sharing,” he said. “And I really look forward to celebrating our little corner of the province. Kaslo and the Kootenays are a wonderful place and I look forward to celebrating what we do here.” Outstanding principals are nominated by their peers, school staff and community members. Nominations are reviewed and final winners selected on a representationby-population basis by a National Selection Committee made up of a distinguished group of Canadian education, community and private sector leaders. Candidates are chosen using the following criteria: characteristics of outstanding principals; evidence of partnerships with parents and community; a personal story illustrating successful change and innovation that resulted in improved student achievement; and corresponding letters of support. “SD8 (Kootenay Lake) is proud of all of our Principals, and believe that this important acknowledgement represents the best characteristics of educational leadership,” said the district. “We are very pleased to congratulate Dan on this important recognition

Structure fire kept under control in Crescent Valley

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on it and basically kept the fire at bay until we showed up and put it out,” Leidloff said, praising the “resourceful” youth for doing most of the work. “He did a really good job.” Damage to the detached garage was described as “fairly minor.”

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Wanting to withdraw GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter Six areas in the Regional District of Central Kootenay now want to withdraw from a catch-all environmental service established four years ago. The sustainability service was meant to deal with things like energy conservation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. However, Nelson refused to join and now four other municipalities — Salmo, New Denver, Nakusp, and Castlegar — as well as two electoral areas around Creston have served notice they want out, citing concerns about the service’s scope and what benefit they receive. Following a staff presentation last week, chair John Kettle said the consensus was that the service be left alone this year while he names a four-member committee to review it and recommend by September whether to “revamp, change, or punt.” The committee hasn’t officially been established, but Kettle said he plans to ask directors from two municipalities that want out — New Denver’s Ann Bunka and Nakusp’s Karen Hamling — to sit on it with two directors who want to stay in — rural Castlegar’s Andy Davidoff and rural Nelson’s Ron Mickel. While the committee mulls the issue, the service will draw no new taxation and its existing projects will be paid for out of reserves. The Star canvassed directors for the areas that want out for their specific reasons. Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff said he was worried about duplication of services and delivery of different services than first anticipated. Salmo mayor Ann Henderson similarly said her council decided the service was no use to them and was straying from its original intent. New Denver mayor Ann Bunka also said the service does little for her community and if other participants drop out, it will either cost more or provide less. Rural Creston director Larry Binks said the service

“appears to be of no value to my constituents and they would be once again contributing to a service that they get no measurable benefit from.” Kettle, the board chair, said he opposes the current service because it has become “a dumping ground for special projects that circumvent in my opinion guidelines for an established service area.” He added Nelson’s absence was problematic. “If it is going to be a board service we need all of the board on board,” he said. Not everyone agrees with that assessment, however. East Shore director Garry Jackman said the service has several elements that only apply to certain areas, such as the Kootenay Lake Partnership and community wildfire protection. “We should at least examine what’s common and critical to a group of areas if they want to hang on to this,” he said. “Other areas may not want to be involved for five years. If later they want to come back in, that’s a separate discussion.” Regional district chief administrator Brian Carruthers said the service was intended to be “fairly broad” when first established, but “there has been some misunderstanding as to the types of projects being funded.” Carruthers said it is already a challenge to run the service with one municipality not participating, and if it is further diluted “the entire service would need to be looked at as to what role it plays and who it serves.” Although the sustainability service has no dedicated staff positions, Carruthers said it funds a portion of the regional district’s development services department and also leverages “significant” grant funding. Municipalities and electoral areas are required to give two years written notice to withdraw from the service, which also requires provincial approval. However, it could also be effectively killed during budget discussions.

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White Building proposal received ‘resounding rejection’

RDCK likely won’t reconsider GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

The Regional District of Central Kootenay isn’t likely to reconsider the City of Nelson’s White Building proposal, nor are the board and council of the two local governments expected to get together for a joint debriefing. But the RDCK’s chair and Nelson’s mayor say they had an amicable dinner meeting last week and don’t expect the issue KETTLE to cloud their relationship. “We had a good discussion,” said chair John Kettle. “[Mayor John Dooley] expressed his concern about the lopsided vote, but I felt good afterward.”

Last month the board voted 19-1 against the city’s idea to share space in the White Building. It will instead renovate its existing office on Lakeside Drive. Kettle said he does not plan to ask the board to reconsider. “It was pretty clear the direction the board is taking. We’re happy where we are and with our space plan. What everybody forgot is the regional district did not have to move. It was just a feeler.” DOOLEY Dooley said he asked Kettle if they could take another look at the proposal, “but he said it was a fairly resounding rejection and it probably wouldn’t be easy to bring it back

at this point.” Although Kettle invited city council to meet with the board, Dooley said that isn’t going to happen. “It wouldn’t make any difference to the outcome. You might be able to talk about the process and whose feelings were hurt, but other than that I don’t see any real benefit.” The mayor said they could “absolutely” move on and he hopes the work that went into the city’s proposal isn’t all for naught as they try to find another tenant for the vacant space in the White Building. But he lamented the extra hours staff put in over the Christmas holidays. “All of this is going to benefit us at the end of the day. Having said that, would we have preferred to do it at a different time of year? Yes.”


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In the wake of the Regional District of Central Kootenay’s 19-1 vote against sharing space in the White Building with the City of Nelson, the Star has been canvassing directors for their reasons. Six responses appeared Friday, and three more are below. Further responses from the remaining eight directors, if received, will appear this Friday. PAUL PETERSON — Arrow Lakes: I believe the City of Nelson was presumptuous in thinking the RDCK owed them something because we said OK to their request to present a PETERSON proposal. I’m not ready to move out of our building and I’m not sure if our staff wants to move. The 19 to 1 vote says something and maybe Nelson council should reflect on it. ANDY DAVIDOFF — Rural Castlegar: My decision to vote against relocating the RDCK office was based on the following: 1) I was very surprised that the space planning analysis of our building showed that we could reDAVIDOFF main in our current location for the foreseeable future with a reconfiguration of our offices and storage of our records,

files, etc. 2) That any such office reconfiguring could be easily covered by our current building reserves with no additional taxation of our ratepayers. 3) I shared the analogy with Mayor Dooley of how home owners analyze their needs and financial capabilities and make decisions on making renovations to their existing homes to meet their growing family needs or selling the same and moving to a home that does. (“Love it or List it”) 4) I believe the city had a good proposal but I decided that the space-planning study and reconfiguration allowed us to renovate within our existing budget and would minimize upheaval to our staff and operations and made the most fiscal sense to our collective ratepayers at this time. So, for all the above reasons I made a business decision to vote against moving out of our existing home, or to love it and to proceed with the proposed fiscally prudent reconfiguration. RAMONA FAUST — Rural Nelson; The RDCK serves 58,000 people and 29,000 households, many of which are rural and have the RDCK as their sole local government so moving is a serious endeavour. A committee which the City of Nelson and I were both part of in 2012 had many potential options to consider to solve space issues but recommended we look at ways of making our operations more efficient at the current location. Staff were carrying out the direction of the board when Nelson asked us to consider a proposal.

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Many RDCK directors felt that the option of staying in their current location was cheaper than moving into the White Building. We own our building paid for by pooled funds of rural areas and can direct our own building maintenance costs and we have a reserve fund to accommodate changes. We didn’t need to move and our renovations are about $140,000 to stay at our current location. The rest of the expenditure is regulation file cabinets and furniture to replace outdated and inefficient cubicle placement much of FAUST which would also be required if we moved but were not accounted for in the White Building proposal. Organizational capacity is an issue with staff being responsible for several large projects at this time and I see moving disrupt-

ing these processes which we need at least a year to complete. Nelson Proposal: Cost savings were speculative and some seemed overvalued while renovation costs seemed undervalued which would have put RDCK at risk for going over budget and requiring taxation. The lack of competitive offers was problematic and we did not need to go through a request for proposal process to engage other vendors as we didn’t need to move. I would have wanted public assent before disposing of an asset and changing operations and public accessibility from one to three floors. I was uncomfortable not putting the RDCK building for sale on the open market to see what benefit might come back to the RDCK. The staff and consultant’s report was a good overview.

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Our View

Reader Photo: Fun In The Snow

Growth is inevitable Hold the pickle, hold the lettuce and hold the drive-thrus. On Monday, city council passed a new zoning bylaw that had been deabted, both around the council table and in the public, for months. Strangely enough, the bylaw itself was not the main point of public debate. The move impacts every property in the city, promoting density, allowing for smaller residential dwellings and laneway houses. But one portion of the bylaw has received a lot of debate. It’s the portion which would have allowed drive-thrus on “highway commercial” zones. That comes down to a handful of properties on Nelson Avenue. However, even that small amount was too much for some people, including council members who had any reference of drive-thrus taken out of the bylaw.

Good-bye McDonalds and so long Tim Horton’s, you have no place here, at least your long line of idling drivers waiting to be served from the comfort of their car seats aren’t welcome. Council’s decision, like most political moves, has both supporters and detractors. Avoiding drive-thrus will at least help keep greenhouse gases down. It also allows the community to retain its “small-town” heritage feel that attracts so many people — if you ignore the Walmart, A&W (complete with drive-thru) and other small examples of corporate invasion. Family-run businesses and restaurants also benefit from the lack of corporate competition. But growth is inevitable. What council did this week is to control how the city will grow, but it may not be able to hold back the flood gates forever.

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City benefits from volunteers

he Christmas Light display on Baker Street happened because Mr. John Purlwent Home Dicken Spurway left the City of Nelson $94,330 in his will, when he died in 1983. Mr. Spurway was an avid photographer who worked at the post office for 40 years. The will stated that the City could only spend the interest earned on the principle for the following: 1) The purchase and upkeep of flags on city owned buildings; 2) The purchase and upkeep of apparatus for lighting or floodlighting the Civic Centre Building, City Hall and other city buildings; 3) Holiday decorations. In 2012 a group of volunteers requested funds from the Spurway Trust Fund to light up Baker Street for the upcoming holiday season. The first year we placed decorations and lights on the street lamp poles, this year the building roofs were outlined and the tree trunks in the 400-block were wrapped with lights.

Nelson Coun. Bob Adams (front) was part of an undecorating party that took place January 19. Volunteers, including a large group of Rotarians, took down all the Christmas lights on Baker Street. Submitted photo Next year the plans are to complete the tree trunk wraps on the rest of Baker Street. I would personally like to thank all those who helped prepare and install the decorations for the past two years.

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The public works department helped with all the lights in the first year, the fire department — both professional and the volunteers — helped install the roof lights on the tall buildings along Baker Street. A

special thanks to all the business owners that allowed the neighbouring stores to plug their roof light into their electrical outlet as outside plugs were not available on each building.

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Nelson Rotary Club also volunteered to help after they saw the light show this year. On Sunday, January 19 a group of Rotarians and the core group of volunteers, removed all the lights and decoration in one hour. Last year it took three hours with fewer decorations. Thank you to the Rotary Club from the Festival of Lights volunteer group. We hope that the Rotary Club will work with us again and help to install the lights and decorations for Christmas 2014. The City benefits from volunteers in many ways and there are lots of people who will help if you ask them. Recently the city advertised to fill 20 positions on six different committees or commissions. They received 30 applications from citizens willing to serve. Way to go Nelson. What a great city we live in.

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endy Mesley is one of Canada’s most recognized and respected broadcast journalists. A provocative speaker, she addresses the challenging issues of the day with an entertaining and informative presentation style. She is currently an anchor for CBC’s The National. Wendy will share her amusing and inspiring anecdotes about her 30+ years of climbing her way to the top of what used to be an old boys’ network, and finding balance in life. The is thrilled to have Wendy Mesley speak at our second annual women’s event. The evening will involve a relaxed, fun environment with wine, appetizers and dessert where women can visit a wide array of booths related to women’s interests as well as listen to Wendy speak on how to find balance in our busy lives.

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Hired Equipment Registration West Kootenay District

The West Kootenay District of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is now completing Hired Equipment lists for the upcoming fiscal year.

All individuals or companies who are currently registered through the ministry’s offices in Nelson or Grand Forks will be mailed invitations by the end of January to re-register their equipment for the coming fiscal year. Individuals or companies who were not registered in 2013, but who wish to have their equipment listed, are invited to visit or phone the Nelson or Grand Forks office to obtain the appropriate registration forms. You will be required to have Commercial (Comprehensive) General Liability Insurance with minimum $2 million third party liability and a WorkSafe BC clearance letter prior to starting work on any ministry projects. Dump trucks must provide a current weigh slip, front tire size, and manufacturer’s front axle rating. Equipment can only be registered in one area in any given year and must be owned or leased-to-own in order to be eligible for registration. Seniority is not transferable from area to area. The deadline for new registrations for the 2014/2015 fiscal year is March 20, 2014. Late registrations will be accepted, but may appear at the bottom of the open list. Note that there is no charge for registering new equipment or for changing or deleting equipment information already listed.

Register by March 20, 2014 at one of these offices: Nelson Office: 310 Ward Street, 4th Floor Telephone: 250 354-6400

Grand Forks Office: 7290 2nd Street Telephone: 250 442-4384


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the same edifice. It seems like a very sensible investment, to me, especially given the body that having Kootenay Commons nearby will add to eco-development of the downtown core. Ruth Claire Weintraub New Denver *** It seems that Mayor John Dooley is having a hard time

accepting the vote taken by the members of the Regional District of Central Kootenay. They voted 19 to one not to accept the city offer. That is 95 per cent voted against the offer. He sounds like a petulant child that does not understand the word NO. Perhaps he should grow up. Unless he is still living with his parents. Fred Antifaev Ymir

Thank you all for walking Arrow Lakes News Castlegar News

ThNelson ank you,Star Nelson for walking! To everyone who helped make the 2014 Investor’s Group Walk for Creston Valley Advance Memories a success: your contributions make a difference to those in our community who are living with Alzheimer’s Grand Forksdisease Gazetteor another dementia. Twenty-three events were held across the province on January 26. In our community, we raised more Trail Times than $8,000 — and counting — to support the work of the Alzheimer Society of BC. If you’d like to add a donation to show your support, please visit today. Funds raised not only support research into the causes, treatments and cure, but also allow the Alzheimer Society of BC to continue to offer valuable programs and services to impacted individuals and help these people in our community adapt and live well at every stage of the disease. Special thanks go to our dedicated volunteer

committee for the countless hours each member contributed and to the care givers and family for sharing their journey through this disease with our community. I’d also like to thank your event sponsors Investors Group, and our friends at: Pacific Insight Electronics, Save On Foods, Kootenay Lake Electric, Safeway, Cottonwood Kitchens, Vince DeVito, Georama, Hume Hotel, Maglio Building Centre, Toyota Village, Ted Allen’s Jewellery, Nelson Brewery Co., Nelson Chrysler, Nelson Ford, Oso Negro and Connect Hearing for their generous donations to the silent auction. We look forward to seeing you next year on January 25, 2015. Visit for more information. Simon Grypma Nelson

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Fundraiser about more than burgers and beer

Event raises $16,000 KIRSTEN HILDEBRAND Nelson Star Reporter

A fundraiser held to benefit Katrina Fontaine, the young woman with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, generated more than $16,000. A crowd packed Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill January 24 with people there for more than just burgers and beer. Between 374 tickets sold, a 50/50 draw and donations, they raised $7,865. Add to that silent auction proceeds and the Fontaine family was blown away by the community support. “Thank you to everyone who put in such an amazing effort to raise money to help with these surgeries,” said Fontaine on her blog found at In addition to the evening fundraiser, $16,297 has been raised in an online effort with a $100,000 goal. Fontaine needs help paying for surgeries, available in the US, which will help improve her quality of life. EDS is a rare illness that causes a breakdown of the collagen in the body.

With the help of friends, Katrina Fontaine made this poster on display at the successful burger and beer fundraiser held at Finley’s last month. Web photo Fontaine has just returned home to Nelson from Maryland where she had two spinal surgeries in six days after which she was put on complete bed rest. Since being allowed up, the 26-year-old was able to walk with

no pain in her legs or feet for the “first time in my life.” “I wish I could convey the excitement that I have over the improvements I’ve already seen and everything that has happened,” Fontaine said.

Win cash and prizes to star t or expand your summer business! Modeled after CBC’s “The Dragons’ Den”, where qualifying entrepreneurs pitch their business idea to a group of potential investors, Junior Dragons’ Den is a West Kootenay wide initiative and call to action for student youth entrepreneurs age – 12-17, to create their own summer job/ business. There are two categories: Junior – Grades 8-10 Senior – Grade 11-12 HOW IT WORKS - Students are required to submit a business concept paper for their business idea (standard outline provided), and a brief 1.5-2 minute video elevator pitch, explaining their business idea and why they should be chosen to compete in Junior Dragons’ Den. Video submissions will be viewable online at and be eligible for voting.

THE TOP FIVE - The top five applicants from each category will then work on refining their business concept into a formal business plan (outline and template to be provided), as well as create and submit an updated video elevator pitch for their business. THE SHOW - These Junior Dragons’ will then pitch their business idea Friday, June 6, 2014 in a live show format at Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail, BC to a panel of local West Kootenay Dragons’! PRIZES FOR THE JUNIOR AND SENIOR CATEGORY: 1st place - $2500 2nd place- $1500 3rd place - $1000 REGISTER TODAY! Deadline is March 14, 2014! Go to to download a particpant’s package!

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Feb 6th - Bob Marley Bday Reggae Show with Foundation Stone & Mama Sa

Feb 7th - Chrissy Murderbot Brooklyn / Chicago Presented by Yan Zombie

Feb 8th - BC Dub Cats & Goopsteppa (Dreamtemple Art Gallery & Live Painting)

Feb 12th - Good For Grapes w/ Willhorse Feb 14th - Lust For Life Valentine’s Burlesque Show Heavy Petal Burlesque

Feb 15th - Kytami w/ Mishap Phonic Ops Feb 20th - Blackberry Wood & Guests Feb 21st - The Martin Brothers w/ Smalltown DJs Feb 22nd - Delhi 2 Dublin w/ The Man In Havana Feb 27th - Top Spin Thursday w/ Dope Soda Feb 28th - Mark Berube Early Show Ash Grunwald Late Show Mar 1st - Sigma UK Drum and Bass Duo Mar 7th - Pickwick Mar 8th - Hoola & Lief Mar 12th - Real McKenzies Mar 14th - Slynk

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Community Events 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. Nelson Baseball Association hosts its AGM and awards night on Wednesday, February 5 at 6 p.m. at the Nelson and District Credit Union meeting room. Everyone is welcome. Nelson and District Hospice Society is offering a free, fourweek grief support group beginning on Wednesday, February 5 from 6:60 to 8:30 p.m. Hosted by trained Nelson Hospice volunteers, topics will include: the needs of a mourner; why grieving is different for everyone; common myths about the grieving process; resources and tools for finding hope and healing our hearts. There will be time for group discussion and sharing at your own comfort level, as well as a gentle healing exploration into areas such as: art therapy, journaling, walking and meditation. Registration required. Call Jane at 250-352-2337. Community First Health Co-op 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. Interested in supporting Nelson’s downtown vitality? Join the Nelson Business Association every Thursday at 8 a.m. at the Kootenay Co-op meeting room above Hipperson’s Hardware. The next meeting is Thursday, February 6. Nelson Global Awareness network is hosting a public reception for international development week on Friday, February 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (191 Baker Street, second floor). There will be global finger foods, community art making and clean water project info tables. Details at

Tell us about your upcoming event, email: L.V. Rogers grads of 2014 are having a bottle drive on Saturday, February 8 in the City of Nelson. Students will be starting at approximately 8:30 a.m. You can place your bottles and cans in the front of your yard with LVR on it. If you do not plan on being home, prefer a prior pick up or we miss you, please call Betty at 250-825-4006. Bottles/ cans may also be dropped off at the Nelson bottle depot on Saturday before 4 p.m. The Nelson-West Kootenay Chapter of the Council of Canadians will be holding its monthly meeting on Saturday, February 8 at 10:30 a.m. at the Labour Exchange building at 101 Baker Street (next to the Best Western). For information phone 250-3525274. All are welcome. Nelson Grans for Grans hosts their annual craft afternoon, for children’s ages three to 12 and their parents, on Saturday, February 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Nelson United Church Hall. There will be storytelling, cupcake walk, face painting, crafts and snacks for all to enjoy. Admission by donation. Salmo and District Art Council hosts the second annual We Heart Art Show and Sale on Saturday, February 8 at 3 p.m. at the Salmo and District Public Library (104-6th Street). The Nelson-based international charity The Latitude Project is throwing a party on Saturday, February 8 to raise money for an education reform program in rural Nicaragua. The theme is “Class from the Past” and attendees are encouraged to dress up retro glam for a night of drinks and dancing at Nelson Primal Fit (111 McDonald Street) from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets are $15, available at John Ward Fine Coffee or online at For more info email David Boyd, minister of Nelson United Church, will share stories and pictures from his sabbatical journey. On Sunday, February 9, starting at 3:30 p.m. in Nelson United Church Hall (602 Silica Street) he will present

pictures and stories about Palestine and Israel. Attendees will share a simple potluck supper at 5 p.m. The second part will start at 6 p.m. and will be stories and pictures from Nepal and the Everest Base Camp Trek. All are welcome. 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. 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. Nelson United Church hosts a Valentine Coffee Party on Friday, February 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. Coffee and muffins are $3, along with a bake table and a book table. The Nelson and District Seniors Coordinating Society invites members and community partners to their 2014 Annual General Meeting, on February 18 at 1 p.m. at 719 Vernon Street in the Old Civic Centre building. Included will be 2013 reports from SEEDS, Nelson and Area Elder Abuse Prevention Program and the Community First Health Co-op. 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.

Announcement Space is still available for the International Development Symposium for Youth in Nelson on February 7. Grades 9 to 12 can apply online at Entry is $15. Come and join this dynamic event and meet other youth who want to make a better world. For info call George, 250-352-7600. Nelson Reads is inviting residents to nominate their favourite books in the categories of children’s, young adult, adult fiction and adult non-fiction. Everyone who nominates a book will be entered in a draw to win a bag of new books from local sponsors. The nomination form is printed in today’s Nelson Star (page 26). 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, 250-8259204. Nelson Grans to Grans member Sharon Henderson will travel to sub-Saharan 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 grans2014. Nelson Rotary Club is seeking applications from Grade 11 or 12 students who wish to attend the Adventure in Forestry and Environmental Studies program, from May 7 to 11 in Prince George. Participants work side by side with mill staff, tree planters, nursery staff and forest fire personnel, participate in a variety of tours. Applicants will be asked to write a short essay on emerging trends in forestry. Travel arrangements and expenses are provided by the Nelson Rotary Club. For more information contact Chris Fairbank at 250-352-5371 (Monday to Friday).

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Entertainment listings


February 14 for their third annual Funky Valentine Dance. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 to $15, at the door.

The Thursday night art house movie on February 6 at 7:30 p.m. is Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, a chronicle of Nelson Mandela’s life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. For more details see

The Capitol Theatre has a very special Valentine’s Day surprise for you! Locarno is playing on Saturday, February 15 at 8 p.m. The band is just coming back from Mexico and will be amped to share what they have learned down there with a strong dose of of Cuban Son, folk music, pop and funk. Tickets are $20. Buy online at or phone 250-352-6363.

Visual Arts

On Friday, February 7 Blue Night returns with free art openings featuring the work of 18 artists at nine venues in Nelson, including Touchstones, Oxygen Art Centre, John Ward Fine Coffee, Capitol Theatre, Craft Connection, Shanti Yoga Studio and Kutenai Art Therapy Institute. All venues run from 7 to 9 p.m., except at Shanti Yoga, which is open from 8 to 11 p.m. Take to the streets of Nelson by whatever art-inspired route you desire and be sure to check out all the highlights. Langham Gallery hosts a new exhibit by Brent Bukowski called Blunt Force Illumination, opening on February 8. In the community gallery see Vivi Harder’s Saris in the Sand. The Langham Gallery, located at 447 A Avenue in Kaslo, is open Thursday to Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.


The Capitol Theatre presentation series continues with Ballet Jörgen’s production of Romeo and Juliet on Saturday, February 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets are sold out. As part of The Capitol Kids Series, the Capitol Theatre presents Peter and the Wolf on Sunday, February 16 at 2 p.m. This award-winning, performance stays true to the original story and music created by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936 which familiarizes young people with the instruments of the symphony orchestra. Tickets are $12.50. Buy online capitoltheatre. or phone 250-352-63634.


On Thursday, 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. At Finley’s Irish Pub on Friday, February 7 the after work dance party with Clinton Swanson and Friends will feature the extraordinary drummer Al Black. With the fantastic Colin Spence on keys and the spectacular Rob Fahie on bass the group will perform classic instrumentals and possibly a couple of surprise vocal tunes. Show time is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cover is by donation. Put on your dancing shoes.

Violinist extremist Kytami returns to Spiritbar on Saturday, February 15 and this time she’s bringing DJ Generic, along with Mishap and Phonik Ops for a full night of bass and bows. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, available at the Hume Hotel. San Francisco DJ Justin Martin brings his Magic Mountain tour to Spiritbar with Christina Martin and Smalltown DJs on Friday, February 21. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance at the Hume Hotel. The Nelson Civic Theatre celebrates Black History Month with Thursday night screenings of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (above) on February 6 and 12 Years a Slave on February 13. 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. Yan Zombie presents: New York City’s Chrissy Murderbot at Spiritbar on Friday, February 7 with Toronto’s Philthkids. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. On Saturday, February 8 from 1 to 3 p.m., Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions presents Marty Carter on saxophone and more, followed by a great new local quartet The Kitchen Players. 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.). East Coast bluesman Ross Neilsen will play a public house concert at The Special (810 Silica Street) on Sunday, February 9 with special guest Mike Hodsall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cover is $10.

Selkirk Pro-Musica presents Craig Korth and the Guilty Pleasures on Monday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m. St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral. Tickets $15, available at Otter Books and at the door. Surrey folk stomp band Good for Grapes will play Spiritbar on Wednesday, February 12 with Golden’s Willhorse and Rossland’s Dizzy Spell. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the music starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the Hume Hotel or at (search “Hume Hotel”). Kaslo Concert Society presents pianist Maxim Bernard in recital at St. Andrew’s United Church (500 Fourth Street in Kaslo) on Friday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at $22 are available at Figments in Kaslo or at the door. School age children are admitted free when accompanied by an adult patron.

The Capitol Theatre’s presentation series continues with the breathtaking fiddle playing, step dancing, and sweet singing of the April Verch Trio on Saturday, February 22. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults or $20 for students and Capitol season subscribers. Buy online at or phone 250-352-6363. Delhi 2 Dublin returns to Spiritbar on Saturday, February 22 with The Man In Havana. Tickets are $20 in advance at the Hume Hotel or online at (search “Hume Hotel”).

At the pub

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 facebook. com/topspinthursdays.

The annual Valentine’s Day burlesque show returns to Spiritbar on Friday, February 14. Get naughty with some of your classic favorites, including Scarlet Mary Rose, Erin Eat Your Heart Out, and Terrantino. Tickets are $25 at the Hume Hotel.

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.

West Kootenay power trio Jan Van Gold Band will be at the Silverton Gallery on Friday,

Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill hosts a rock ‘n’ roll jam night Tuesdays from 8 p.m. to midnight.

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Teaching students in Nelson for more than 100 years

St. Joseph celebrates Catholic Education Week

Kirsten Hildebrand Nelson Star Reporter

A school with deep roots in its church and community is celebrating Catholic Education Week with its fellow institutions around the province. St. Joseph School has been providing education to Nelson youth for well over 100 years. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace were first invited by Bishop Dontenwill to open a school in 1897 and they originally taught in a home until a new school building opened in 1900. There were 84 students and tuition was $1 per month. The sisters grew the school asking for con-

tributions and holding socials and bazaars to raise funds. In 1952, Mary Immaculate agreed to provide upkeep for the school so it became a parochial school. The sisters were paid $400 a year for their services. It wasn’t until 1978 that the school became what it is today. After much preparation and planning, the property between the old school and the church became the location for the new St. Joseph School and Catholic Centre. Bishop Emmett Doyle blessed the new school in October 1979. Today, the school continues to thrive. “We’re really proud of what we’re all about,”

said principal Marlene Suter. “Things have changed a lot but the important things stay the same.” Having the school right beside the church creates an atmosphere of community, she explained. The parish is involved in the school — potlucks are held together with the school, and the students often help put out chairs in the gym for funeral services. “We have that community thing happening and in today’s world it’s a very nice feeling, a security,” she said. Catholic Schools Week runs from February 2 to 7 and during the week-long celebration, St. Joseph school will be holding

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If an applicant is unable to qualify for a mortgage independently most lenders will allow someone to back the borrower. As a mortgage broker often the question comes up about what the difference is between a co-signer and a guarantor. The following explains each of the following.


A co-signer is basically a co-owner in that they are registered on title and are equally accountable for payments (although it is often the case they will not make any payments). The co-signer will be kept on title and on the mortgage until the primary applicant is able to qualify on their own. When a person takes part in a real estate transaction as a co-signer their names are put both on the mortgage and property title and their net income is applied for mortgage qualification.


A guarantor personally guarantees payments if the original applicant defaults but they have no claim to the property as they are not on title. A guarantor is more often used when the primary applicants income qualifies but has damaged or non-existent credit. A guarantor needs to qualify for the entire mortgage so they need to be a stronger candidate than a co-signer whose income is used to subsidize the applicants. This option is riskier for the guarantor because they have no control of the property but are responsible should the property go into arrears. That being said it is much easier and cost effective to take the person off the mortgage and lenders are often willing to release a guarantor earlier provided the mortgage is in good standing after 12-24 months. Before agreeing to act on behalf of an applicant, guarantors and co-signers need to evaluate the time commitment they are willing to make. Being a co-signer or a guarantor will limit their available credit in the future. For all of your mortgage questions don’t hesitate to contact me anytime. I work for you not the banks and my services are FREE!

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Valentine’s Day is approaching and I’m dreading it. Each year I want to be treated really special, and each year I get a drug store card. How can I make my man be more romantic?


It’s easy to let sociallyrecognized celebrations become ‘thermometers’ for the well-being of our relationships. We often expect our dear ones to love us so much that they’ll just know how to please us. When expectations skyrocket, reality rarely delivers. Still, we test that theory by withholding information about what we want, sure that if we are loved enough, the perfect gifts or behaviours will be delivered. But since no one can read our minds (a good thing, really!), disappointment almost always ensues. What to do? • Alter your expectations. Aim for more intimacy in your whole relationship —not just on sociallyprescribed holidays. • Set up for success. Tell your man you’d like to celebrate your love in a big way this year. Suggest that you’ll arrange the sitter if he handles the reservations and chocolates. • Continue your courageous conversations. If you need help, call me. Valentine’s Day is such a good time to bring romance into your relationship. Grab the opportunity!

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a special mass, an ice cream social, Ready Set Learn events, a “principal for the day” contest, school spirit day and it will also be hosting a hoop dancer. These types of activities occur often as they fuel the close bonds established at the school. “Parents often say to me, ‘it feels like family,’” said Suter. The principal is proud of the academic record of St. Joseph students, many going on to receive scholarships upon graduation. But financial support for students can start at the elementary level. The school, which

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Is it beneficial to consolidate my assets with one Financial Advisor?


You’ve got one investment account here, your RRSP and TFSA there, and some more assets over at that other place. You’re “diversifying,” right? That tactic could, however, be raising your risk, inviting costly fees and preventing you from creating a sound retirement strategy.

The Risks to Your Money - As the saying goes, quantity does not trump quality. Risk can increase if you are overweight or underweight in some investment classes. A well-balanced portfolio provides checks-and-balances for market ups-and-downs — strategies that can only be implemented with complete knowledge of the extent of your assets. - There can also be tax consequences. Say you have a large capital gain with one advisor, and he or she suggests creating capital losses by selling underperforming stocks to help reduce taxes owing at year-end. If you haven’t consolidated your portfolio, though, that advisor may not know you already have major capital losses elsewhere and you could end up with unjustified losses arising from the incomplete overall picture of your investments. - Consolidation is even more important as you prepare for retirement. There are key decisions to be made in structuring a retirement strategy, including optimizing your many income sources, such as pensions, government benefits, RRSPs, TFSAs, RRIFs, and any on-going employment income. With a consolidated view of your assets, one advisor can help you decide how and in what order you could be withdrawing from your income sources to help maximize after-tax income. There are very clear benefits to having a single, trusted advisor help manage your assets: - Smarter Asset Allocation: More than picking the “right” stock, identifying and rebalancing your optimal asset allocation over time may determine the strength of your returns. Multiple advisors blindly buying different funds or stocks without a proper overview means you may likely not know your true risk. - Lower costs: Consolidating assets with one advisor typically lowers the management and transaction fees you pay since prices can differ among institutions and some fees are paid on a sliding scale tied to the value of your assets. - Simpler Reporting and Administration: With one advisor, paper or online statements come from one source, and tax reporting related to investment income and dispositions can be easier to manage. - Easier Estate Planning & Settlement: You can avoid the nightmare that so often happens when deceased investors have accounts in multiple locations — some of which may be forgotten. With one advisor, your surviving family members or beneficiaries have one point of contact you trust. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Member – Canadian Investor Protection Fund

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Students learn lesson of good stewardship

St. Joseph School is celebrating Catholic Education Week along side 79 other Catholic schools in the province. The local school has deep roots in the community providing education for over 100 years.

Committed to service Continued from Page 12 relies on tuition fees, also has parishioners who help out when families can’t afford the St. Joe’s option. “Our motto is if God sent you into our doors, we’re going to make sure you can stay,” said Suter. This year, St. Joseph’s theme is “walk humbly with the Lord.” Students and staff join together in committing to complete 30 hours of service to others before the end of the school year. Time spent in the community can include anything from

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There are many factors to consider before taking on one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your life. One of the first things to do is to get pre-qualification for a mortgage. This will enable you to know what price range is available to you, and it offers a great starting point, when compiling your “wish list”; & differentiating between needs and wants. The second thing to consider would be location. Decide if it’s important to be close to work, schools, and factor in what other amenities are high on your list of priorities. What features in a home are important to you? I moved here from a place that didn’t experience as much winter and I underestimated the value of a mud room and garage, they are now on my list! Decide what the deal breakers are for you. Once you find a place that you’re interested in; visit it at different times’ of the day to get an idea of noise, traffic, & factors that you may not have thought of. Look at the other properties around and take note of their condition. If the other homes are well maintained, this will help keep your property value up. Talk to the neighbors and find out if it’s a friendly area with a sense of community. Look at recent newspaper archives to find out if any proposed changes are in the works for the area. Get a home inspection, and ask the sellers questions about past improvements. Find out if they discovered any tricky issues when they did the improvements. Ask for utility bills to get a clear idea of costs throughout the year. Don’t end up house poor. Try living for a few months on a pretend mortgage payment plan and see how it goes. When finally purchasing, factor in your closing costs. Working with a Realtor* can assist you when navigating through these difficult issues. If you are contemplating making a move, please consider my services; or if you would like to pose a question. B E S T




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This answer lies in our subconscious mind. Our subconscious mind runs programs that are a million times more powerful than the processing ability of the conscious mind. Wow…that’s a lot of power! Even though you FEEL you want more money in your life, just below the surface is a collection of beliefs, emotions and programming from the past that hold you back from achieving…more money! People everywhere are frustrated about feeling stuck with their $$$. Most work harder, longer hours and still no getting ahead. I use Tapping to clear blocks that keep clients from having more money. Once you learn about your money blocks and apply the powerful and effective tool of Tapping, you can begin to shift your ‘Inner Vibe’ or ‘Inner talk’ by dissolving any resistance that keeps the Law of Attraction from working for you at its full capacity. Are you ready to change your relationship with $$? Are you willing to explore how past experiences shape your current view of $$$? For the month of February, I am offering a coaching session valued at $125 for $69, to help you uncover what is really going on with your money. Let’s Connect!

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What foods can I eat to help prevent sunburns?


Although it is best to practice sun protection by avoiding the high peaks of the day, wearing UVA/UVB sunscreen, staying in the shade and wearing light coloured long clothing, we all have those days where we are out gardening too long or enjoying the beach. So why don’t you start preventing your sunburn early by including certain foods in your day that may help prevent those painful sunburn days. This same list of foods may also help soothe a sunburn if you end up with one this summer. • Tomatoes – they are rich in lycopene, a UV protecting compound – 5 tablespoons of a tomato paste eaten daily, may help to prevent a sunburn • Potatoes – slice a raw potato and apply to the burned area – the starchy compound will help to relieve the painful sting • Sweet Potatoes – contains beta-carotene, a type of vitamin A which can help prevent or minimize sunburn damage • Tea – drinking one to two cups daily of green tea (which contains EGCG) or black tea (which contains quecetin) can help prevent that red skin. Drink the tea hot, which has been proven to be more effective than iced. If you do have a burn soak

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singing for seniors, helping neighbours or collecting food for the food banks. Being good stewards is an important lesson taught at the school — as is leadership. The Grade 6 students choosing to stay at St. Joe’s, instead of making the switch to Trafalgar, take their senior role seriously. “They’re teaching the little ones the lessons we’ve taught them. They’re passing it on and that’s the fulfillment of education,” said Suter. There are 79 other Catholic schools in BC.

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in a cool bath with green tea bags, or place chilled green tea bags on the burned areas • Pomegranate - the antioxidants can help to protect your skin from UVA and UVB induced cell damage. The anti-inflammatory properties can help soother already burned skin • Almonds - packed with Vitamin E, which is often added to skin creams can defend against sun damage. Approximately 20 almonds a day can help assist you in avoiding those painful days • Dark Chocolate - full of flavonols may help to bolster resistance to sunburns and these powerful antioxidants can help to increase skin density • Calendula and Aloe leaf – both of these plants can be used on sunburns to help alleviate the stinging pain of a sunburn Ensure you are also using sun protection products that protect against both UVA and UVB rays. Ensure your sunglasses, skin care and sunscreen all have the compounds to protect against both. Visit us today to learn more or experience any of our sun protection or after sun products.


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Accountant We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced individual to fill this position. The successful candidate will be computer literate and have experience with a POS system, Excel and word processing. This position requires strong accounting and analytical skills as well as cash flow management. We require an individual with a minimum education of 3 years in the CGA, CMA or CA (or equivalent) together with 5 years progressive experience in an accounting environment. Duties include the preparation of all monthly remittances, monthly financial statements and completion of year end working papers. Other duties include management of accounts payable, weekly bank reconciliations, assistance with daily cash reconciliation and assistance with accounts receivable. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and we offer a full benefits package. Please submit your resume to Maglio Building Centre Ltd. PO Box 70, Nelson, BC V1L 5P7 Attn: Marilyn Chisholm or email to

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‘Street lawyers’ greet Nelson police at party

Teen ‘calmly’ shut down event

The Nelson Police Department says it was met with “well intentioned but misinformed” teens when it responded to a rowdy party over the weekend. Acting Sgt. Brian Weber said through social media and word of mouth, the party “quickly swelled way beyond its intended size,” and the host — a young adult using his parents’ home — recognized that it was getting out of control and called police. Crowds of teens were coming and going and music was blaring, Weber said in a news release. However, when officers arrived they were met at the front door by the teen’s friends, “who happened to fancy themselves as ‘street lawyers.’” Nevertheless, officers found and interviewed the complainant, who Weber said “seemed wise beyond his years.” “Choosing to ignore the advice of his un-retained ‘on site legal team,’ the young person calmly and shrewdly shut down the party and ejected approximately 75 unwanted guests while police stood by,” Weber said. “Within 30 minutes the situation was back under control and the party was shrunk to a manageable size.” Nelson Police say a local teenager was calm and shrewd as he helped shut down Weber did not say exactly where the party occurred. an out-of-hand party. File photo

Two daily maximum temperature records set

January was warm and dry January was warmer and dryer than usual, according to monthly statistics from the Southeast Fire Centre. “High pressure centered over BC (shifting just offshore at times) dominated the large-scale weather pattern the majority of this [past] month,” explained weather behaviour specialist Ron Lakeman. As a result, Castlegar and area received only 60 per cent of the normal monthly precipitation — a mere 42.5 millimetres over 13 days. “Almost two thirds of this month’s total precipitation (and over 80 per cent of the

month’s rain) was produced by a series of Pacific systems that passed over the area beginning the night of the 7th, and largely finished by the 11th,” Lakeman added. Over at Whitewater Ski Resort, January saw a total of 142 cm of snow accumulate on the mountain, with the majority coming in the first half of the month. There was a 22 cm day on January 3, and the powder gods returned from January 9 to 14 bringing 11 to 21 cm of snow each day. But for 19 days out of the month, there was no fresh snow recorded by White-

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water. What the month lacked in precipitation, it made up for in mild weather. Lakeman said, “The mean temperature this month was 2.7 C milder than normal, largely a result of the fact that a true Arctic outbreak never made it into the area.” Two daily maximum temperature records were broken on the 11th (9.7 C) and the 13th (7.3 C). But neither were enough to replace the overall record high for the month, set on January 16, 1974 when the temperature reached 10 C.

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Area E residents benefit from change



Library lowers some fees Library access for Area E residents got easier this January when new, lower subscription fees for members living outside of the Nelson Public Library’s service area took effect. The new fees reflect the Nelson Library Board’s ongoing commitment to provide service to all area residents. Area E residents opted out of library membership through taxation in a referendum on library service in 2010. Now, family members living in the same household outside of the library’s service area can each get library cards for a total annual subscription fee of $90, down from $120. Additionally, the library now offers an individual, non-transferable card with a five-item limit for $45. “We hope this new fee structure will help reduce the financial barriers some Area E residents experience,” said chief librarian June Stockdale, who noted that subscription fees can 15

be paid in increments as small as three months, and that subsidies are available for low-income residents. In 2010 the Nelson Public

“Newcomers to the area who move to Blewett or Balfour are often dismayed to learn there are fees at all.” June Stockdale Library expanded its service area to include Area F and the portion of Area H from Winlaw south, when residents of these areas voted to be included in the

service area. “It’s great to see more people enjoying barrier-free library access,” said Stockdale. “Newcomers to the area who move to Blewett or Balfour are often dismayed to learn there are fees at all. Certainly, we’d like to see as many citizens as possible enjoying everything the library has to offer.” Libraries today bear little resemblance to those of the past. While books remain a core aspect of library holdings, the library has become a social hub and information centre, offering programs for all ages as well as alternate ways to access information such as databases, downloadable eBooks and audiobooks, and digital media. “A library card is really a door to the world,” said Stockdale. Anyone wishing more information about the Nelson Public Library and its services can go to or call 250-352-6333.

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Tara Davis Studio Boutique - 566 Baker Claire Wensveen

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Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior, is sponsoring a public tax information session for Canadians considered to be “US persons.” A panel of immigration and crossborder tax experts will address issues related to US tax and the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The Canadian government is in negotiations with the US on an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) to Atamanenko impose US tax legislation (FATCA) on Canadian financial institutions. The agreement may require Canadian banks and other financial institutions to disclose information on accounts held by “US persons” to the US Internal Revenue Service. “Canadians fear for the security of their personal banking information and the security of their savings,” said Atamanenko. “It is my hope that by providing my constituents with pro-

fessionals who can offer advice and address their questions and concerns, we may alleviate some of the anxiety and give them the means to make informed decisions.” Murray Rankin, Official Opposition critic for National Revenue, expressed concern at the prospect of a foreign nation unilaterally imposing obligations on Canadian banks. “The Canadian government has a responsibility to protect Canada’s tax base, and while we understand the United States’ desire to protect their own tax base, this should not come at the cost of the rights of individuals residing in our own country,” stated Rankin. The free information session takes place Tuesday, February 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Castlegar at the Fireside Conference Centre, 1810-8th Ave. Panelists include Robert Clegg (a senior US tax manager – CanadAmerica Tax Services on Vancouver Island), Aleksandr Isakov (U.S. tax partner – CanadAmerica Tax Services in Kelowna), Greg Boos (attorney at law) and Debbie Perepolkin (financial advisor, Assante Wealth Management). For more information call 250365-2792 or 1-800-667-2393.

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Make a plan for garage organization Organizers of the annual Slopes For Hope fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society held a kick-off celebration at the Hume Hotel on Monday. The event, which takes place at Whitewater on March 1, is a ski-a-thon. Kevin Mills photo

Cancer fundraiser set for March 1

Slopes For Hope The Canadian Cancer Society is partnering with Whitewater Ski Resort for the third annual fundraiser Slopes for Hope event. This event is an “Everest Style” skia-thon where participants either individually or in a team strive to ski the vertical of Mount Everest in one day at Whitewater and raise funds for the

Cancer Society. Throughout the day there will be entertainment at the hill and a wind up prize ceremony will be held in the lodge. The Slopes for Hope takes place March 1 at Whitewater. For information on how to participate visit whitewater.

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Spring cleaning plans are on the minds of many once the weather warms up. Many homeowners feel a sense of renewal in the spring, when the desire to clean house and get organized becomes a priority. Garages are often targets for homeowners hoping to target clutter. Once a space reserved for cars, garages are no longer strictly for vehicles, used instead to store items that simply do not fit inside the home or a backyard shed. Organizing the garage is typically a weekend or severalday project. Here’s how to turn a garage from a cluttered mess into a space suited for storing items of all shapes and sizes. * Enlist a helper. Organizing a garage is a significant undertaking that is best tackled with two or more people. Enlist a helper to make the project less intimidating. * Decide what is important to keep. Start the organization process by clearing out the garage and taking inventory of what you have. Items that have not been used for several years can likely be tossed. Make a pile of what will be kept and then put the rest at the curb or donate useful items to charity. * Give thought to where you want to store particular items. Tools and items that are used more often should be stored within reach or where easily visible, while items that are not used as frequently can be stored higher up. Think about how you operate in the garage. Recycling bins can be stored closer to the door into the home, while bicycles and skates can be nearer to the garage door for easy access. * Group like items together. Categorize items that will be kept. Garden tools, camping gear, sporting equipment, and automotive supplies should be categorized and stored in their own areas of the garage, determining if certain items can be stored inside the home to free up garage space. Grouping items together will make them easier to locate in the garage. * Move boxed items into clear storage containers. It’s much easier to see what you have when it is stored in clear containers. Some containers are interlocking or stackable, making it much more convenient to store items vertically and free up more floor space. * Invest in vertical storage systems. Moving items from the floor and putting them on shelving or behind cabinets can make the garage more organized. Hooks and bins also can be used. Employ a peg board full of hooks for oft-used tools or other items you need at the ready.

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* Leave space for hobby and work areas. Garages are where many improvement projects begin or where hobbies, such as woodworking or crafting, take place. Leave space for these tasks and hobbies. * Give the space a fresh coat of paint. Some garages are dingy and dark. Bright paint on the walls and floor can open up the space and, when combined with more lighting, can make it lighter and brighter. We offer a sliding scale of $20-$40 per visit Initial consult fee $10 Open Monday - Saturday

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Agnez completed five classes this week! Here is her trainer, Kirsty Holt’s update on Agnez’s progress: “She completed two mat classes, two Reformer classes and one private session with me on the Reformer. She also completed all her interval cardio workouts.” Kirsty notes that Pilates has a lot of technical cueing when performing the workouts and that Agnez has great body awareness and is gaining a better understanding of how to move on the Reformer. This week the two will look at increasing some of the resistance on the Reformer springs and increasing the level of difficulty of the exercises.“I will also provide her with two cardio circuit workouts that will include functional body movements in between cardio intervals,” she added. TARA KING & BRAD OUCHI working with MASTER DEAN KOOTENAY CHRISTIAN MARTIAL ARTS Tara and Brad are not only learning the whole new world of martial arts, they are also learning the importance of healthy eating. Tara says,“for me, this past week has been a major focus on looking at my food intake. One thing that Dean had us do was to limit our ‘bad’ carb intake. This was a major shift in what I eat (I do love my bread). By following his advice, I have seen great gains this past week in weight loss, more energy, and feeling better.” Brad has also kept on track with an improved diet and not eating after 7 p.m. Here is Brad’s review of the workouts last week,“Kick, punch, punch, boom! What a fun challenge I had this week at the training sessions put on by Master Dean. I was definitely challenged, trying not to fall over when going through a MMA style defense-attack routine, and just trying to stay on my feet and give a Kick-punch-punch-kick back. I would like to say, that the kick-punch routine, as challenging as it may

CAROLYN THOMSON working with KAILA KAUFMANN BAMBU HOT YOGA Carolyn did three yoga classes and a cross country ski this week, and was frustrated that she was not able to do more. However, her support system was not in full force last week. She plans to get at it harder this week. Carolyn did say “I’m noticing small improvements in my skiing as a result of all the balance work in the Yoga classes. I’m glad to put this week behind me, and ready

Agnez is finding there is a lot to learn but she is seeing the benefits. She says, “I am more aware of my core muscles and posture, how I sit or move around at home and at work. It’s starting to get easier. Overall I’m feeling really good just knowing that I’m doing something positive for my body and mind!”

540 Baker Street 250.352.1600 seem was very fun and was a great way to get me pumped-up and charged to keep going during the week.” Both Tara and Brad are feeling great and each has goals set for this week, Tara wants to “introduce more healthy foods into my daily life and to learn more routines in Tae Kwon Do’, and Brad would like to “continue with daily physical activity, and completely exclude bad carbs in my diet.” Master Dean is very appreciative of Brad and Tara’s enthusiasm and their willingness to follow “a plan.” Dean says his focus for Brad and Tara is about keeping in simple for long term benefits. “My overall goal for them is not just about reaching one target, like weight lossbut to become healthy in mind, body and spirit – as a way of life,” he says.

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CHERESE GUILLE working with ALI POPOFF - POWER BY YOU Cherese went to four early morning classes with Ali last week. Here is Cherese’s take on the challenge so far “”I wouldn’t say the workouts are getting easier, but I can feel my body getting stronger.I am continuing with my food journal. I did overindulge on Sunday (it was Super Bowl) but got right back on track the next day. In the past the hardest part for me was accepting that okay I did eat junk yesterday, but today I will continue eating healthy and exercising” Ali says that this coming week she Cherese will go back to high volume interval training, and she says Ali “is doing AWESOME” CATHY GROUWSTRA FRACTAL FITNESS


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The Get Fit Challenge is working great for Cathy. She did a private at home training class, a kettle bell class at Crescent Valley Hall, two workouts at home, based on Adele’s program and a walk. Cathy says Adele’s tips, encouragement, and changing of the workouts made it fun and challenging. Cathy says she has “ a lot more energy and feel great, in sprite of ending the week with a head cold.” Cathy is finding that she is eating more, but is actually craving healthy food. Adele has offered simple food choices, including smoothies with greens in them for breakfast.


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Iris completed 13 classes in 12 days!! Here is what moved Iris to work out so often,“the first thing Brittanya told me about was the in-house “Dedicate 28” challenge which is attending 28 classes in 40 days, but there were only 24 days left.” Iris said this last week was fantastic as she has transitioned from mimicking the poses to focusing on utilizing the proper muscles. “My flexibility is increasing and my spirits are up! Going to the studio is a delight, not a chore,” she says. Brittanya says that Iris has “improved leaps and bounds”, and to reward her dedication Iris is going receive a complimentary

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Adele is very pleased with Cathy and says “at home Cathy has committed to daily exercises that will help her regain proper core function plus her own personal workout that she can do on her own time if she can’t make it to a class.This has been a successful week for Cathy I have noticed improvements with her squats and lunges! Way to go! “

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Neil Murdoch Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Nelson 47 34 8 1 4 73 Beaver Valley 45 33 9 1 2 69 Castlegar 47 19 23 2 3 43 Spokane 47 19 24 0 4 42 Grand Forks 43 16 23 2 2 36

Eddie Mountain Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Creston Valley 44 34 10 0 0 68 Kimberley 47 25 21 1 0 51 Fernie 46 22 18 0 6 50 Golden 46 14 28 1 3 32 Columbia Valley 47 11 26 3 7 32

Okanagan/Shuswap Conference

Doug Birks Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Kamloops 45 36 8 0 1 73 100 Mile House 47 22 20 0 5 49 Chase 45 22 21 0 2 46 Sicamous 46 21 22 0 3 45 Revelstoke 45 8 33 0 4 20

Okanagan Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Kelowna 45 29 13 0 3 61 Summerland 44 26 14 1 3 56 Osoyoos 46 24 21 0 1 49 N. Okanagan 46 21 23 0 2 44 Princeton 44 14 25 0 5 33

Leaf Leaders

PLAYER Jamie Vlanich Travis Wellman Alec Wilkinson Carson Willans Linden Horswill Darnel St. Pierre Robson Cramer Aaron Dunlap Brandon Sookro Patrick Croome Blair Andrews Troy Petrick Nolan Percival Adam Hodge Austin Seaman Nick Trefry Austin Lindsay Rayce Miller Kyle Clayton Connor Tetlock

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G 32 46 19 15 18 11 7 14 14 3 1 7 6 7 4 1 4 0 0 0

A 58 32 37 38 29 24 26 14 11 14 14 7 7 5 6 7 1 5 3 1

P 90 78 56 53 47 35 33 28 25 17 15 14 13 12 10 8 5 3 3 1

GOALTENDERS Brad Rebagliati Adam Maida

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W-L-T AVG SV% 15-6-0 3.55 .887 5-2-1 2.82 .913

Fernie Ghostriders Anthony Gilbert takes a stick to the head while battling for the puck against the Nelson Leafs Rayce Miller (left) and Austin Lindsay (right). The Leafs won the game 5-1. Kevin Mills photo

Nelson preparing for huge home and home series against second place Beaver Valley

Leafs create breathing room Kevin Mills Nelson Star

The Nelson Leafs won two games in a row on the weekend, beating the Spokane Braves 6-2 on Friday night in Washington State and then coming home to down the Fernie Ghostriders 5-1. The pair of victories give the Leafs a little breathing room in the standings. Nelson now has a four-point cushion over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on top of the Neil Murdoch Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. Nelson has 73 points while the second place Nitehawks have 69. Beaver Valley does have two games in hand. Saturday’s home game featured some impressive action as five different Leafs scored in the contest. After playing to a 1-1 tie, thanks to goals by Leafs Austin Lindsay and Fernie’s Travis Thomsen, Nelson took over the second frame outscoring their opponents 3-0.

Goal scorers for the Leafs wanted to come out hard and included Aaron Dunlap, Travis really outwork them,” said St. Wellman and Darnel St. Pierre Pierre. who fired a rocket past Fernie He believes that Nelson is netminder Phoenix Logan-Hill. one of the quicker teams in the “It was a great job by the league, saying when the squad forwards turning up ice quick. gets going, many teams can’t I saw an opkeep up with portunity. They them. LATEST SCORES didn’t really have Fernie atFriday, January 31 a backchecker tempted to in position,” shake things up Nelson 6 Spokane 2 explained St. in the third, by Fernie 3 Beaver Valley 1 Pierre. putting backup Creston 8 Castlegar 3 “I just capital- Grand Forks 6 Columbia Valley 5 goalie Austin Kelowna 6 Osoyoos 0 ized. I came up, Wells between Rayce (Miller) the pipes. Saturday, February 1 made a great It didn’t help. pass and I just The Leafs Nelson 5 Fernie 1 Spokane 3 Castlegar 2 found my spot scored the only Golden 4 Grand Forks 3 and I buried it.” goal of the third Kamloops 9 Revelstoke 3 The Leafs Kimberley 6 Columbia Valley 3 period, a tally looked like a by Alec Wilkindifferent team son, to make the in the middle frame, hemming final 5-1. Fernie in its own zone for much Brad Rebagliati picked up anof the period. other win in the Nelson nets, “In the first intermission, I stopping 24 of 25 shots he faced. thought there were some things After the game, Leafs forward we could all improve on. We had Jamie Vlanich said it was a good a pretty average period and we win for the home squad.


HOME FRI. FEB. 7th 7:00 PM vs. Beaver Valley Nitehawks

AWAY SAT. FEB. 8th 7:30 PM vs. Beaver Valley Nitehawks

HOME FRI. FEB. 14th 7:00 PM vs. Grand Forks Border Bruins

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“It was a good night for the team, everybody played well. We rolled out the four lines pretty well,” said Vlanich. While he didn’t score on the night, Vlanich added a couple of assists to increases his lead in the league scoring race. He now has 32 goals and 58 assists for a total of 90 points. But when asked about his talents, Vlanich said he doesn’t care about the scoring race. “That’s not important at all. I give a lot of credit to my linemates. I couldn’t do it without them and my teammates too. I don’t really care about personal awards.” He said the squad now needs to focus on getting ready for the post season, but doesn’t have to work on anything specific — “just staying in shape, getting everyone healthy and try to get rolling for playoffs.” On Friday, the Leafs were on the road, travelling to Spokane to take on the Rebels. Continued on Page 21

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Learn how to structure a session

Always stick to a theme Welcome to the second installment of the Nelson Youth Soccer Association’s coach’s corner in association with the Vancouver Whitecaps. On January 22 we ran our first coaching clinic of the year. The theme of the clinic was “How to structure a session from the warm up to the game.” This workshop consisted of an hour of practical demonstration followed by 30 minutes of theory with a question and answer. The workshop was well attended and I would like to thank all the coaches who were there on the evening. The objectives from the workshop were: • Understanding the importance of sticking to a theme, from the warm up to the game; • Being able to get coaching points out effectively; • Using the simple coach methodology, sticking to the task. The four main phases were:

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Warm up — Get players warm and focused, pin down early your coaching points and make sure your warm up fits your topic. Technical — Progression from the warm up, start to challenge the players (make it opposed), reinforce coaching points and coach the technique. Technical/Tactical —­Make it look like the game, set targets/ objectives for the players, give the

Here is the session plan that shows the theory of taking the session from the warm up to the game.

players a chance, let mistakes happen and be patient. Game — Players must be reminded “What you are working on,” this is not a free for all, give them a chance to play, correct only the key points. Planning the session: What: What do you want to work on? Only focus on your topic, don’t get caught up coaching multiple points, pick four or five key points and stay on task. Why: Why are you working on this? Players need to know why, so tell them from the beginning; the players need to know what is expected from them in the session; ask the players questions about the topic. How: How are you going to coach the topic (session plan); have an idea of what/why before you plan your session. Evaluate: Did the session work? What was good about it? Improvements for next time... Coaching Methodology: Stay patient with the session, coach your points in order. 1. See it — See it happen 2. Correct it — Coach what you want from the session 3. Demo it — Give the players a demonstration (the players can also do this) 4. Let it play — Recreate what happened, let the players correct their mistakes. The cycle will continue through the session. I hope this has been helpful. For more information on this workshop or any related coaching topics please feel free to email me at

Big weekend for Leafs Continued from Page 20

After firing 29 shots on the Spokane netminder in the first period alone, the Leafs eventually skated away with a 6-2 victory. Vlanich and Wellman bulged the twine for Nelson in the first period, while Tanner Stolz and Dillon Bogart did the same for Spokane to make the score 2-2 after one. It was all Leafs on the scoresheet after that. Linden Horswill, Adam Hodge, Austin Seaman and Carson Willans scored the other Leafs goals. Adam Maida stopped 34 of 36 shots that came his way to earn the win for the Leafs. At the other end of the rink, Jon Manlow stopped 63 of the massive 69 shots he faced. Nelson now has a few days off before they head into a huge home 21

Thank You

On behalf of the Novice teams, we would like to thank everyone that supported the Novice tournament hosted in Nelson, January 10-12, 2014. The success of our tournament depends on the generosity of local businesses and we truly appreciate the contribution you have made to make our tournament a success. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

12 Mile Storage All Terrain Landscaping Ltd. Blueline Café Canada Safeway Ltd. City of Nelson Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Kootenay Dr. Dean P. Zarikoff Inc. Dr. Kathryn Bibby Inc. Eagle Nest Farms (Paul & Shelann Andersen) Edmonton Oilers Emily Tucker at Investors Group Freshedit Frito Lay Canada Gordon Food Service Hlookoff Logging Ltd. Inland Allcare Kal Tire Kalesnikoff Lumber Co. Ltd. Kathy Conne & Shawn Correnti Kootenay Coffee Company Kootenay Glass & Mirror Ltd. Kootenay Innovative Wood Ltd. Lisa’s Shear Inspirations Hair Studio Mountain Baby Nash Family Nature’s Health Products

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Nelson & District Community Complex Nelson & District Credit Union Nelson Brewing Company Nelson Leafs Hockey Club Nelson Toyota Ltd. Oso Negro Pacific Insight Electronics Corp Peoples Pharmacy Pepsico (Brad Dreher) Pixie Candy Real Canadian Wholesale Club Red Dog Construction Reel Adventures Fishing Save-on-Foods Sears Canada Inc. Sysco Canada Taghum Shell Tangible Reflections SandArt by Selina Simon Taylor Wilton Tea Garden Salon and Spa The Dock Restaurant The Nelson Star Thor’s Pizzeria Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art & History Trina Walsh at RE/MAX RHC Realty Western Pacific Marine

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Beaver Valley Nite Hawks NDCC 7PM puck drop Tickets are available at Stuart’s News, Finley’s, and the Bridge FM in Nelson, and at Mountain FM and the Element in Castlegar. A portion of the proceeds will go to the MS Society • Raffle • Kid’s crafts • Free stuff Alec Wilkinson of the Nelson Leafs tries to locate a loose puck beside Fernie netminder Phoenix Logan-Hill during the second period of Nelson’s 5-1 victory on Saturday night. Kevin Mills photo and home series. The Leafs play at home on Friday, February 7 against the second place Beaver Valley squad. Puck drops at the NDCC at 7 p.m.

The next day, the Leafs travel to Fruitvale to face Beaver Valley again. The two-game series will likely determine which squad wins the division.


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Business to Business An update on the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce and the Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership


onday February 17th marks the beginning of Chamber of Commerce Week. Chamber Week brings awareness to the work these organizations do to stimulate local economies, promote their community, and engage in multi-level advocacy which benefits the entire province

Chambers of Commerce across BC is a unique business organization, and gives issues a voice beyond the local level. This provides much needed input to public policy, which benefits local economic and social well-being. As your voice-the voice of business-the Chamber represents over 500 Nelson and area member businesses

The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce volunteer board and membership work together for the common good of the community. A better community means better business conditions. Working with all levels of government and our community partners, we want to be involved in activities that can give your business, or organization the opportunity to succeed. Your Chamber is the voice of a membership of 500 plus businesses in Nelson and area. Through the Nelson Economic Development Partnership we continue to focus on business retention activities, investing in initiatives like the shop local campaign, promoting and developing business educational workshops on succession planning, business valuation, business productivity and human resources issues. We will continue to act as the first point of contact and to build on the Invest Kootenay website, an opportunity for business owners to connect with interested investors, and to provide key economic development and relocation information for those considering, moving or investing in our region. Advocacy efforts of Chambers of Commerce in BC represent some of their most important work. Chambers raise issues that concern both their members and the community at large with Local, Provincial and Federal governments. The network of over 125

as well as regular meetings with regional political and economic development organizations, your Chamber is committed to advancing an environment where economic development projects are encouraged and supported and to create a business climate for local companies to grow. A strong business community is a catalyst to a dynamic area in which to live, work and play. The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce has been actively involved in BC Chamber Annual General Meetings, where policy advocacy issues are actively debated and resolved that help develop a more favorable climate for business on a provincial and national basis. This includes priority areas such as competitive taxation and regulations, crime and public safety, reform of local government, job skills training, transportation, and a vibrant resource sector. Throughout the year, the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce will continue to offer events designed to benefit our membership, including the popular Business after Business networking events, speaker based programs and educational opportunities.

Chamber President Justin Pelant and organizations from all sectors employing thousands of employees. We value input from our members and encourage you to share comments and suggestions. Our 12@12 sector consultations with business owners and Chamber Directors have been very effective as they allow us to hear your concerns first hand and take those issues to the appropriate level of government for action. Through quarterly meetings with Nelson City Council,

Again, thank you very much for your ongoing support of the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce. Without members, a Chamber of Commerce simply would not exist. Working together, we can help build a stronger Chamber, and in turn a stronger economic region. Justin Pelant President Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce

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Business to Business An update on the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce and the Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership

As a greater community, we all know that it makes sense to support each other’s efforts, celebrate each other’s successes, and generally try to coordinate our efforts to achieve results that are mutually beneficial. It was with the greater good of the community in mind that the Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership was formed.

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• The City of Nelson, • Regional District Areas E and F • Community Futures Central Kootenay • Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce The Partnership was formed so that local and community economic development opportunities could be pursued jointly, efficiently and effectively. The primary goal of the economic initiative Partnership since its establishment in 2005 has been to foster a business environment in Nelson and surrounding area that is resilient, sustainable and well-rounded. The NAEDP strive to act as a catalyst for change. The partnership facilitates and encourages sustainable development while nurturing and supporting existing business. Key Focus Areas: 1. Business Retention and Expansion (BRE): The BRE overall goal is to build a positive business environment for the success of Nelson and Area businesses and ultimately the success of the community. The goals of the Nelson and Area BRE are to: • Assess the needs of business • Provide assistance to business that will help them to increase productivity and innovation, help address difficult economic situations and assist them with expansions that add new jobs • Build cooperation and consensus among local government, economic development organizations and businesses In addition to ongoing BRE activities such as coordinating business training and learning opportunities, rolling out World Host Customer Service training, business workshops and training seminars, Think Local First educational marketing campaigns and other initiatives, The NAEDP

Through a strategic planning session it was determined that Broadband Fibre Optic Deployment for the Downtown Core should be pursued by the NAEDP. The project was identified as the project that could generate the most economic benefit to our business community and to help strengthen and grow the technology sector.

2. Business Investment and Attraction (BIA): Nelson and Area has a business investment and attraction strategy that is responsive to potential investment inquires and will increase level of potential investment to the area. Invest Kootenay is the primary source for investment attraction. Invest Kootenay helps raise the profile of local business and investment opportunities. An active BIA program that includes the following elements: • An effective tool-kit/package for potential investors • Promotional material that can attract business investment • Utilization of Invest Kootenay website for joint marketing, regional co-operation and promoting local investment opportunities 3. Business Sector Strengthening and Regional Cooperation Support sector development & co-operation among the economic drivers. The NAEDP has identified education, technology, construction, health & wellness, arts & culture, recreation, tourism, retail, manufacturing. Also to pursue economic development initiatives that promotes regional cooperation in the Kootenay Boundary. • Regular sector consultations take place through the monthly Economic Development meetings. In addition the Chamber has been hosting 12@12 Sector consultations with Retail, Food and Beverage, Developers-Contractors, with the Health and Wellness sector next on the agenda for later this month. • Chamber/CF/NAEDP hosted five Broadband-Fibre Optic roundtables June and July 2013.

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• Chamber initiated and hosted a retail business, Police, City of Nelson roundtable discussion on Mental Health Issues and how it affects the business community. Recommendations from the meeting, including pursuing the implementation of a Car 87(in which a social worker works collaboratively with the police has been endorsed by City Council) • The Chamber/NAEDP hosted a Community Conversation in collaboration with SFU in August of 2013. The Broad based community engagement was designed to get a community and regional snapshot of Nelson and Area and to exchange ideas on the future BC’s economy and ideas on helping the province move forward. How do we build wealth and building social equity without compromising BC’s natural capital? The provincial results from these community conversations will be unveiled in October at a Provincial Summit. West Kootenay Economic Development Dialogue These regional economic development meetings were initiated by the Chamber/NAEDP in 2011; and continue quarterly with the goal of; • Creating a unified voice for improving regional economic development • Identify initiatives that could enhance regional economic development • Collaborating on joint opportunities and developing solutions to common issues • Opportunities for learning from shared experiences The regional meetings are also looking for collaborative efforts towards broadening the Invest Kootenay partnership, improved air access through the West Kootenay Regional Airport, upgrading highway transportation infrastructure regional transit; collaborating on Broadband throughout the region, developing an inter community Mobile Business License. Through the Chamber, the Nelson & Area Economic Development Partnership was the catalyst in the formation of a Destination Marketing Organization for the Nelson Kootenay Lake Region. This is a Non Profit society, governed by a board of 12 Directors. This financially self sustaining member driven organization will provide ongoing benefits to the accommodation sector, the tourism and retail sectors as well small business throughout Nelson and Area.

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Business to Business An update on the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce and the Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership

Invest Kootenay puts the Success in Business Succession

Succession Planning and Business Valuation Workshops coming back to Nelson.

Invest Kootenay Links Communities, Investors and Opportunities


very business owner eventually reaches a stage where he or she will seek an exit plan. Some are lucky enough to have a family member or employee willing to take over, but most need to figure out how to sell the business to an outside buyer. In the Kootenay region, Invest Kootenay offers tools to communities and business owners to attract investment and assist in that transition. Invest Kootenay offers market exposure for local business investment opportunities by providing a free, online listing service for local businesses. The InvestKootenay. com web site and opportunity database will list any of the following opportunities: businesses for sale, commercial properties for sale or lease, investment or joint venture opportunities.

A Succession Planning & Business Valuation workshop was held earlier this month in Nelson. Business people that took part in the workshop learned about when is the best time to exit your business, deciding on the transition model for your business: family, employees or an outside buyer, how to work with the successor – is it a quick turnover or mentorship. The workshop also provided insight into setting your business up for maximum value – what needs to be done, who are the experts to get you transitioned easily with the best return on your investment. Another key component to these updated workshops includes valuable information on business valuation – how much is your business really worth and avoiding some of the biggest mistakes owners make. Working collaboratively with Community Futures, the Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership will look for future opportunities to promote the Succession Planning workshop in the future

Currently there are over 800 registered potential investors on the Invest Kootenay database. Listings are also posted to Opportunities BC, which is a similar online database of opportunities maintained and marketed by the Province of British Columbia. Invest Kootenay listings are marketed through online, print and social media marketing campaigns directing traffic to Invest Kootenay is a regional partnership of Kootenay-region communities who have joined forces to attract, retain, and expand business investment in their community. Invest Kootenay does not charge a fee for service, nor share information with any third party. Invest Kootenay provides a network of local contacts ready to assist business owners in using the Invest Kootenay tools. Visit for more information.

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Business to Business An update on the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce and the Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership

Regional Visitor Gateway-Business Opportunity Centre The City of Nelson continues to plan and implement components of the Downtown Waterfront Master Plan. The working groups of stakeholders, business people, councilors and city staff continue to meet as the planning and implementation continues. Most recently the City sent out a Request for proposals for preliminary planning concepts for the Railtown District. The CP Station is a cornerstone of the Railtown District, and the Chamber of Commerce continues to chip away at the 3.5 million dollar restoration of the heritage train station at the foot of historic Baker Street. The project will see the construction of a Regional Visitor Gateway and Business opportunity Centre for the West Kootenay region, while catalyzing development of one of the last significant expanse of vacant land in Nelson. The plan recognizes the historical importance of the railroad in the development of Nelson and has renamed the lower Baker Street area as “Railtown”. Vision The Station project will fully restore one of the area’s most treasured landmarks, due to CP Rail’s historical economic importance to this region and the building’s architectural significance. Inside the building, a full service Regional Visitor Information Centre will complement an interpretive display that showcases the area’s character, businesses, investment opportunities, heritage and cultural diversity. The Regional Visitor Gateway will feature a special “Made in the Kootenays” marketing showcase for high margin value added export business. Upstairs, new offices for the Chamber of Commerce, the Nelson Economic Development Partnership, Invest Kootenay and the Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism Association Regional Destination Marketing Organization will be housed. A range of private and public sector uses will fill the remaining portions of the building, adding to the vibrancy of this new place of business.

tourism and investment infrastructure will directly provide broad-based economic benefits to the region through increased longterm sustainable and diversified employment. A strong, vital and innovative tourism sector contributes to the economic and social wellbeing of existing businesses to maintain employment and growth”. Thomson adds “The regional areas along the north shore of Kootenay Lake, including Kaslo and Crawford Bay, the Slocan Valley, the Highway 6 corridor to Salmo, and the City of Castlegar add to the depth and breadth of cultural and heritage attractions, recreational activities and benefits available to visitors, enabling our region to target a broader range of markets, promote longer stays and encourage greater expenditures” Phases The Chamber has invested over 1.7 million dollars and generated jobs and economic activity with the project. This includes the job creation provided to local contractors, trades, design professionals, planners and heritage consultants. Chamber President Justin Pelant says “when the Chamber took on the task of restoring the heritage train station one of our key guiding principles was a Think Local First mentality, so providing opportunities to local building supply stores and local contractors was our main priority”. Thomson adds “the Chamber has also benefitted tremendously from the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation Job Creation Program. “The JCP crews have been very involved in everything from the gutting of the interior of the building in preparation for construction, prepping the exterior envelope and completing siding repairs as gear up for future painting. This

project has been extremely fortunate that we have received ongoing support from the Ministry and its staff ”. Thomson says, “work is continuing inside the building with structural repairs and the installation of wood chip and clay blocks, and interior insulation which will act as a second thermal barrier. The JCP crew fabricated these thermal barrier blocks and the installation got underway this fall in the east end of the building. There are still a few more structural items to deal with in the short term, however, electrical, mechanical and site drainage planning has been completed. Work has also been completed on the interior design of the Regional Visitor GatewayBusiness Opportunity Centre.” A civil works contract has just been awarded to deal with site drainage, some grading of the building exterior and preparation for the installation of the exterior boardwalk. Chamber President Justin Pelant says the project will be a tremendous benefit to the community when it is completed. He notes “there still a great deal of work that must be completed, but to see where we are today from when the Chamber first acquired the building the progress has been significant”. The Chamber and Gateway uses of the building require approximately 50% of the 10,000 sq. ft. of developable space. The balance of the space could hold a wide range of complementary uses. A number of options are under consideration for the balance of the space. A mix of private and public purpose spaces are being considered. You can guarantee if you are thinking about a certain type of business as being a good fit, it’s a good bet that the option has likely already been on the table, or depending on its viability is still on the table.

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Benefits Chamber Executive Director Tom Thomson says “the improvement to the local tourism and business investment infrastructure will provide a legacy of long-term economic benefits in the West Kootenay region as a whole thus strengthening our region economically, which in turn will support the further development of viable, vital and sustainable rural communities. Improved

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“Cash Diet” Challenge!

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Participants have been chosen!

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5 Participants will begin the challenge on February 3rd.

Last year, Nelson students raised $2,000 during the Breaking Boards, Breaking Chains event. This year the local school wants the entire country to join in the fundraising efforts.

Each week the participants will meet to receive their challenge And review some tips, tools and strategies to succeed. Follow along with the challenge! Week #1 Challenge; For one week participants will need to keep their receipts as they continue to spend normally. At the end of the week we will see who manages to stick closest to their household budget as determined by their personal financial review. The furthest from the mark will face elimination. Let us see just how conscientious we have become with the buzz of the “cash diet”?

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Nelson Reads Let us know your favourite book. Nominate your pick and be entered to win new books donated by the Nelson Reads sponsors!

Selkirk College Staff recommends these great reads: • • • • • • • • •

Runaway by Alice Munro - Nobel prize winning author A Salishan Autobiography by Mourning Dove Young Men and Fire by Norman Maclean The $100 Startup: Reinvent the way you make a living, do what you love, and create a new future by Chris Guillebeau Freakonomics by Steven Levitt Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder Bringing it to the Table: On Farming and Food by Wendell Berry Patriot Hearts: Inside the Olympics That Changed a Country by John Furlong 50 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do by Gever Tulley

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Breaking boards, breaking chains

Rise to the challenge

A challenge is coming! Master Dean Siminoff of Kootenay Christian Martial Arts is planning to issue a nationwide board breaking challenge, effective April 1 to 30, to all martial arts schools in an effort to raise awareness and financial support to help free modern day slaves. According to Siminoff, there are 27 million slaves in the world today. By working hand in hand with International Justice Mission Canada ( an organization that seeks justice for victims of violent oppression, his group is trying to raise awareness and financial support to fund their rescue operations. IJM estimates each operation costs approximately $4,500. “We want to be champions of freedom and justice and to build a more peaceful world (which is part of the club’s student oath),”

explained Siminoff. He said the event is a great way to practice what they preach. “We teach our students all the time. We lecture them on the student oath to make the world better, but do we just talk it or do we do it,” he said. Any group that wants to join in can register their school online at to receive all the resources needed to run a “Breaking Boards, Breaking Chains” event. The top three fundraising schools will win amazing prizes from Bushido Martial Arts and Fighting Gear Supply. Having Bushido on board is making it easier for Siminoff to reach other schools to compete in the challenge. Participating schools will be listed on the website and receive other recognition as well.

All martial arts schools, no matter what style, are invited to participate in this campaign to end the suffering of these adults and children. Students are encouraged to raise pledges based on how many boards they will break in the “break-a-thon.” “Last year our Nelson students alone raised $2,000 this way. The vision is to multiply this through other schools across Canada.” While he knows the project will start slowly, Siminoff is hoping to build on it each year. “Eventually I’d like to see 1,000 schools raise $1,000. That’s a million dollars.” Watch for further information on when Kootenay Christian Martial Arts will be holding their board breaking day. Visit www.kootenaymartialarts. com for more details.

Young Adult book Adult Fiction Adult Non-Fiction Tell us why this book is a great read: _____________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ *your nomination may be published in the Nelson Star

Your Name ________________________________________________ Phone Number _____________________________________________ Email ____________________________________________________ There will be a draw for a bag of books in each category! School classes who would like to participate please use the form sent to your school or available at any of the nominations drop off locations. Forms can be returned to: The Learning Place (lower level of City Hall) Nelson Public Library • The Nelson Star • Otter Books Email to: Please return form by Friday, February 28 For more information call: Joan at 250-352-3218 or email at Joanne at 250-505-5683 or email at

Above & Beyond The selection committee is looking for nominations for the monthly Above and Beyond volunteer to be featured in the Nelson Star. To be nominated the volunteer must be a long serving volunteer in a role that is not associated with their professional life Please send your nominee’s name, a description of their volunteer work and why you feel they should be nominated to:


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Close to 200 gymnasts from the Kootenays competed in Nelson

Local squad sending eight girls to BCs Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastics Club was host to 180 gymnasts from around the Kootenays on the weekend, all taking part in the Glacier Judges Cup and Kootenay Zone Provincial Trials Competition. The Glacier team had eight girls qualify to go to the BC Provincial Championships, taking place in Kamloops March 14-16. The results of the BC Provincial qualifiers are as follows: Provincial Level 2 Age Group 8-9 years Brianne Stefani walked away with five medals, winning gold on beam, silver on vault, floor and the all around and bronze on bars. Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastics Club hosted close to 200 gymnasts from all around the Kootenays on the weekend. The athletes took part in the Glacier Judges Cup and Kootenay Zone Provincial Trials Competition. The local club had eight girls qualify to go to the BC Provincial Championships, in Kamloops in March. Kirsten Hildebrand photos

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Age Group 10-11 years Gwen McCrory won a bronze medal for her performance on beam. Age Group 12-13 years Sara Tolles continues to dazzle the judges this competitive season, capturing three gold medals for her routines on vault, bars and floor and another gold medal for the all around title. Olivia Kelly improved her results from her last competition winning four silver medals on vault, beam, floor and in the all around. Provincial Level 3 Age Group 12-13 years Victoria Lawrence-Jeffery won two bronze medals for bars and floor in her first competition in the Level 3 category.

Age Group 14 and up Ella Keelan looked refined and confident, which is a good sign for things to come in the upcoming BC Winter Games. She claimed four gold medals for vault, beam, floor and all around. Kylee Dyck had a personal best performance on bars, claiming the gold medal. She also won two silver medals for vault and beam. Hailey Lothrop walked away with four medals, three silvers for bars, floor and all around and a bronze for vault. The Glacier Gymnastics Team also had two boys qualify for the BC Provincial Championships.

Level 3 Christopher Lawrence-Jeffery won two gold medals for his routines on floor and rings and six silver medals for pommel horse, vault, parallel bars, high bar and all around. River Murphy took home six gold medals for pommel horse, vault, parallel bars, high bar and all around; and two silver medal for floor and rings. Other Results: Level 1 Girls Age Group 10-11 years Elisa Clark: One gold, one silver and one bronze; Shawnessy Skea: Two gold; Brynn McTague: One gold; Age Group 12-13 years Sarah Quinn: Four gold; Level 2 Girls Age Group 10-11 years

There has never been a better time to show the love. Your donation to Osprey’s Community Fund just increased in value by 50%, thanks to matching by a private donor. Perhaps this is the time to share the bounty of your life and make the Nelson area even better? The Community Fund is our community’s nest egg. It earns income that sends kids to camp; funds emergency dental care; builds playgrounds; supports recreation, arts and culture; provides for social needs…. it helps wherever the need is greatest. For good. Forever.

Age Group 12-13 years Teagan McTague: One bronze;

Level 1 Boys Tavish Culter: Two gold, three silver and one bronze; Ryder Faraguna: One silver and three bronze; Max Ramos-Swanston: One gold and one bronze. Cameron Bibby-Fox: One bronze; High School Results

Level 1 Samantha Garbula (LVR): Three golds; Taila Lancaster (LVR): One gold and two silver; Heather Potkins (LVR): One gold and one silver; Emma Willow (LVR): One gold, one siler and one bronze; Maya Bennet (LVR)t: One silver and one bronze; Zone Burrell (LVR): One bronze; Erika Bennett (LVR): One bronze; Level 2 Arianna Murphy-Steed (LVR): Three gold and two silver; Katie Poetsch(LVR): One gold and four silver; Zoe Crisfield (LVR): One gold and four bronze; Level 3 Chultim O’Neill (Mount Sentinel): Four gold and one bronze; Casmin McCatty (LVR): One gold, three silver and one bronze.



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The Nelson Knights of Columbus are seeking nominations to recognize an individual who has made the greatest contribution through volunteerism. Nomination forms and cover letter are available at Nelson City Hall, Chamber of Commerce and Baker Street Mens Wear Nominations close at 4:00 p.m. February 28, 2014

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Katri Skogster, the original owner of Nelson’s The Outer Clove, hands off her garlic and her restaurant to Iain Pardoe. Pardoe is the new owner of the popular eatery and says he doesn’t plan to make any major changes to the establishment. Kevin Mills photo

Restaurant The Outer Clove has changed hands

Lifelong dream fulfilled

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For the past 18 years, Katri Skogster has been the driving force behind the popular Nelson restaurant the Outer Clove. But, after starting the business almost two decades ago, Skogster has decided to move on to different challenges. Fortunately for local food connoisseurs, Iain Pardoe has decided to take over the establishment and continue the tradition of serving great food. As the new owner, Pardoe said he doesn’t plan to make any major changes. “I may make little tweaks here and there, but that’s all,” he said. And he better not, or Skogster may have something to say about it. The now former owner put a lot of sweat and love into the business. “It was a lifelong dream to have my own restaurant,” explained Skogster.

But it almost didn’t happen. Originally her plan was to open a Mexican food place in Helsinki, Finland. But having travelled through Nelson, the community stuck in Skogster’s mind. “At the time Finland was in a recession and economically it wasn’t viable to start a business there. So, Nelson called and I came in 1994.” It took a few years for her to find the right location, but eventually the Outer Clove was born. She said she focused on the use of garlic because it was such a common ingredient. She decided to get out of the industry several years ago but has been waiting for the right opportunity to sell the business. She now plans to take a trip and figure out what to do next. Like Skogster, owning a restaurant has been a lifelong dream for Pardoe, a former university of Oregon professor turned restaurant owner.

A resident of Nelson for the past six years, Pardoe used to work at the Outer Clove and knew, one day he would like the chance to own the business. “Of all the restaurants in Nelson, this is by far my favourite. It’s the one closest to my dream,” he explained. Pardoe said it was good fortune that Skogster wanted to sell, when he wanted to buy. “It’s just the right place at the right time.” One of the reasons the Outer Clove became Pardoe’s first choice in Nelson is that he was impressed that “most of the food there is prepared from scratch, including the soups, burgers, sauces, salad dressings, desserts, and, of course, the famous aioli,” he said. About to go it alone, Pardoe got some last minute advice from the former owner. “Keep calm and garlic on,” joked Skogster.

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Kootenay Savings members will see some extra cash in their accounts now that the calendar has turned to February, as the credit union’s Board of Directors has announced the distribution of nearly $734,000 back to its members. The 1.25 per cent dividend, based on 2013 financial results, brings the total amount of dollars shared through the Member Rewards Program since its 1992 introduction to over $68.7 million. “Members are paid a profit sharing dividend based on the amount of interest they paid on loans and the amount of interest they earned on deposits,” explained President and CEO Brent Tremblay. “The current interest rate and economic environment has created challenging financial times for many. That we are able to reward our members by paying a profit sharing dividend is a testament to the commitment of our employees and

the loyalty of our members.” To make the most of their share, members can transfer their share of profits into an RRSP and gain the benefit of an instant tax credit, while building a retirement portfolio. The Member Rewards Program is just one example of Kootenay Savings commitment to keeping profits local. Last year alone the credit union, along with the Kootenay Savings Community Foundation, helped fund hundreds of community projects, programs and initiatives across the Kootenays, sharing nearly $380,000 through donations, sponsorships, grants, endowments, education awards and fundraising events. “Like our members, we’re dedicated to working hard to help build thriving communities and look forward to sharing in a prosperous and profitable future with them,” shared Forrest Drinnan, board chair.


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It is with heavy hearts and great sadness the family of Jim Heslip announces his peaceful passing, on the morning of January 29th, 2014 at home. His quiet strength was our family’s greatest gift. Born to Thera and Wilgress Heslip on April 24th, 1923 in Duff, Saskatchewan. Jim married the love of his life Myrtle Hufty on February 9th, 1944. They were blessed with three children Jerry, Doug (Norah) and Cathy (Larry). Gramps was adored by his 5 grandchildren, Tammi, Scott (Michelle), Brent, Stacey (Evan) and Jamie. Along with his 5 precious great grandchildren Kellan, Logan, Izabella, Ayla and Ellsie. Gramps always looked forward to their visits and enjoyed every minute with them all. No service by request. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. In lieu of flowers donations to Kootenay Lake Hospital (3 View Street, Nelson V1L 2V1) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation (4-1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, V1Y 9M9) would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be expressed at Special thanks to Dr. Bridger and Linda, Dr. Malpass and the nurses and staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital. Dad will walk along beside us, Forever. We Love You, always.

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ANNE DEGRACE Contributor

The Civic Theatre’s success is a testament to true community effort. It’s what makes me so sure we’ll achieve our long-term three-theatre goals. The Civic Theatre is also where people find community. Think of a ship where every hand on deck is dedicated to the success of the voyage: through weather fair and stormy, our volunteers are an extraordinary crew. Ushers and membership tablesitters are always volunteer, with paid staff in concession, box office, and floor management most nights. Thursday nights, on the other hand, are entirely staffed by volunteers. And what a crew they are. From the very beginning, Thursday night movie-goers have encountered the smiling faces of Andromeda Drake, Penny Riordan, Judy Laret, Elaine Moore, Charles Ward and Kathleen Nichol. Other regulars are Francine Brillon, Joyce MacDonald,

Nicole Tarasiuk, Brittan McClay, and Leslie Campos, with other great volunteers filling in from time to time. Team leads are Anna Purcell, Tara Cunningham, Lori Orser and Gabriele Sinclair, who rotate the job of making sure volunteers feel welcomed and appreciated, and are clear on their duties. Anna is also volunteer coordinator, along with board member Mary Prothro. A tight (and happy) ship, you might say. Andromeda Drake is one dedicated sailor. The whole Drake family — Andromeda, son Jaeden, and daughters Kazia and Sienna — missed the Civic when it closed, and like many had lost hope of it ever reopening. “So as soon as we saw Josh in front of the Royal Bank, I knew this was the perfect thing to support with our time,” says Andromeda. Andromeda and Jaeden began manning the membership booth around town. Later, mother and son helped with clean-up, sweeping and

Raffle winners

Recently, Lonnie Chernenkov of the Kootenay Savings Credit Union, South Slocan Branch, drew the winning tickets for the Kootenay Lake Hospital Auxiliary, South Slocan Chapter’s annual KLH equipment fund raffle. The first prize of a handcrafted quilt was won by Jenalee Perepolkin of Nelson; the second prize of a bent willow chair and teddy bear was won by Sharon Kennessey of Grand Forks; third prize of a braided rug was won by Joan Kerfoot of Winlaw; and the fourth prize of a quilted pillow was won by Darlene Hearn. The Hospital Auxiliary sold a total of 1,098 tickets, which enabled the chapter to send $1,500 to the KLH Foundation’s  Light Up The Hospital Campaign. This brought the total given to the Foundation to $2,500 for 2013. The South Slocan Hospital Auxiliary Chapter, established in 1974, meets on the second Thursday morning of each month in members’ homes in the South Slocan/Slocan Valley area and new members are always welcome.


painting. When the big screen lit up at last, all four family members started working the concession on Thursday nights as a fun way to spend time together. For a while it was playfully dubbed

“The volunteer group is the best I’ve ever worked with.” Andromeda Drake the Drake Family Concession — Jaeden even designed t-shirts — until Sienna went off to college and Jaeden’s new job meant less free time. Kazia, by then, had been hired as staff. Androm-

eda still volunteers every Thursday night. “The volunteer group is the best I’ve ever worked with,” she says. “The communication is the best I’ve ever known in a non-profit, too, and I just don’t know how Anna and Tara manage to answer all our e-mails so quickly and organize our hordes into the right time and place. “Simply, when volunteering at the Civic, I feel noticed, valued, respected and like I’m on a team that’s making a positive difference. Sounds corny, but it’s true!” The feeling is mutual. Says Tara: “Andromeda is a blessing for the theatre. She’s happy, dependable and supportive to all of the other volunteers. When things get busy she gets less ruffled, and she truly contributes to a fun and relaxing atmosphere.” Volunteers with all kinds of skills are needed for a span of jobs large and small, from team leads and ushers to fresh crew for marketing, publicity,

membership, data entry, fundraising, events coordination, website development, and more. It’s not always smooth sailing on the Good Ship Civic, as anyone involved will tell you. It’s a big vessel, after all. As Anna says, “Keeping the Civic up and running can be a lot like building a sail boat and bailing at the same time!” Luckily, we’re becoming adept at both. But any ship is as good as its crew, and that’s where you come in. Contact Anna and Mary by e-mailing to get on board. And together we’ll sail off into a new day—in Technicolor.

Anne DeGrace is the past president of the Nelson Civic Theatre Society, which is working to develop the theatre into a multi-venue community space for movies, live performance, and more. Find out about all things Civic Theatre at

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