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Mayor Karen Hamling turns on the switch at the Village of Nakusp’s new microhydro power plant. The plant uses the village’s existing water collection infrastructure to generate power that will be fed into BC Hydro’s power grid. It is expected that the 50 kilowatt, 600V power plant will generate about $100 per day, or $35,000 per year, for the village. The power plant was built in conjunction with the village’s new water treatment plant and was funded through a federal gas tax Innovations Fund grant.

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Chlorine incident sparks scare at NSS Arrow Lakes News

Nakusp Secondary School is investigating an incident where several students and a teacher were exposed to chlorine gas in the metal shop last week. Village of Nakusp Fire Chief Terry Warren told the Arrow Lakes News that the students and teachers were taken to hospital to be checked out after a student inadvertently opened one of

a number of pressurized containers containing chlorine on Thursday, Jan. 30. “They suspect they came out of the science lab years ago and were chucked in the metal shop,” said Warren. “When they were cleaning the shop up, they were exposed and one was open when it shouldn’t have been.” He said the container likely only had a small amount of chlorine gas in it, but that he could smell it in the hallways when


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he arrived at the school. He likened the smell to being at the hot springs. Warren said the metal shop was inspected and cleaned out on Saturday. There were no ongoing issues at the school from the incident. NSS principal Natasha Miles did not respond to questions about the incident, saying it was still under investigation, but that the students and teacher were doing fine.

A wood waste energy system in Nakusp appears to be inching closer to reality, although it is still a long ways off. Tom Zeleznik, wearing his citizen’s hat, and not his councillor’s one, made a presentation to council on Jan. 27 about the potential benefits of creating a biomass energy system in Nakusp. The matter has been heard by council before, and this time the issue was discussed for a good 30 minutes. The development of a biomass energy plant has become more urgent as the wood waste builds up at Box Lake Lumber and Pacific Inland Pole. The local mills have so much waste that they’re paying to have it shipped away. As well, biomass is being seen as a cheaper form of heating than electricity, particularly with BC Hydro rates expected to climb by 25 per cent in the coming years and no natural gas available in Nakusp. A biomass energy system could be used to provide heating to large buildings in town, like the schools, village office, hospital and big businesses. “It’s a saving to the village, business, schools and hospital,” Zeleznik told council. “With an over abundance of wood waste, it provides a practical way for wood byproducts to be used.” Last month, Zeleznik and Dan Wiebe, the manager of Box Lake Lumber, visited biomass plants in Revelstoke and Enderby. In Revelstoke, they toured the district energy system that is run by the municipally-owned Revelstoke Community Energy Corporation. The system takes wood waste from the local mill and uses it to heat a number of buildings in town. In Enderby, they got a look at the Fink Machine, a biomass converter developed by Burkhard Fink. The sys-

tem there services eight businesses with a total of 415 kilowatts of energy, with 185 kilowatts worth of future clients waiting to be hooked up. Even with natural gas available in Enderby, they are able to be competitive, said Zeleznik. In Nakusp, which uses electricity for heating, the savings would be even greater. “An initial large capital outlay will provide a long term steady source of revenue, and generate revenue on the savings to the Village of Nakusp,” he said. Grant funding could be obtained to help pay for the system. Beyond the energy savings, a biomass system would be exempt from the carbon tax, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and stop energy dollars from leaving Nakusp, all while providing a way for local mills to dispose of their wood waste, Zelenzik added. That last issue is a pressing one for local mills because of the wood waste buildup. They are paying to have it trucked away and the huge piles could cost them business. “This is a fantastic idea. I know it’s going to take time but our wood supply isn’t going away any time soon and I’d hate to lose business because of it,” said Ken Wanstall of Pacific Inland Pole. “We’re getting close to that stage where if I don’t do something pretty soon, then that could happen. We don’t want to turn any business away.” Wiebe said government officials are pressing Box Lake Lumber to do something about its wood waste. He said Nakusp was an excellent location for a biomass system because there’s no natural gas here, the land is relatively flat and most major buildings are close together, which would reduce the cost of building the heating pipes. “The line is what’s the expensive part,” he said. “I see lots of potential for it to work in Nakusp from all three of those perspectives.”

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Virus found in Kootenay Lake kokanee not in Arrow Lakes ALEX COOPER Arrow Lakes News

A virus that has infected most of the kokanee salmon in Kootenay Lake has not been found in Arrow Lake kokanee. “The testing last year showed none of the virus




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Biologists will be keeping a close eye on kokanee as they return to Kootenay Lake from their spawning grounds this spring. The salmon is infected with a virus that spreads fish to fish. Black Press file photo local spawning channels were flushed to “hopefully wash out the virus that might otherwise have lingered until now,” said Burrows. Fish carcasses, presumably virus laden, that died after spawning according to their natural life cycle were also removed. “We’re hoping that will, at least if not prevent, mitigate the risk to fry,” he said. At the Hill Creek spawning channel north of Nakusp, testing last year did not find any IHNV present and Burrows said testing will likely be done again at Hill

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School board launching new budget process with challenges ahead Alex Cooper

tion of BC to upgrade the three shops at NSS, some of which have equipment dating to the opening of the school more than 50 years ago. The district also purchased a new 15-passenger van for groups to use on field trips. They also increased the cost for using the van to $0.25 per kilometre from $0.10 per kilometre. The money will go to purchase a new van in the future.

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The Arrow Lakes School District is embarking on a new, more open budget process, and it is doing so with a number of challenges ahead. The new budget process will see the district increase the level of consultation by conducting a survey and convening a number of stakeholder meetings involving school board trustees, parents, students, teachers, support staff, principals and viceprincipals. “We’re hoping this year – the board and I – to have greater involvement from partners and stakeholders and as a result of that to help inform what our 2014-15 budget looks like, to look at our district goals and our budget priorities,” said superintendent Terry Taylor at the Jan. 28 school board meeting. They’ll have a number of issues to consider. First is the end of funding protection. For the past several years, school districts with declining enrolment like Arrow Lakes have had their funding enrolment topped up to make up for declining student numbers. That was because the districts still had to run the buildings, ever if there were fewer students. Next year, districts with declining enrolment will have their budgets cut by 1.5 per cent compared to this year. “(The government) has said starting next year – and this is firm – we are coming out of funding protection,” Susan Brenna-Smith, the district financial comptroller told the board. That 1.5 per cent reduction in budgets will continue as long as enrolment declines. “In essence, the reduction is being compounded every year,” she said. The school district is sitting on $1.6 million in reserve funds, but that would be used up in five years in order for the school district to maintain its current funding levels, said Brenna-Smith. “Although the news isn’t good with funding protection, it’s something that unfortunately we’ve been hearing about for a long time,” said board chair Patti Adams. “It just adds another chisel to the rock.” Most of that surplus has already been earmarked for future projects, including $475,000 for facilities improvements, $281,762 for the school reconfiguration program, $180,000 for professional learning and a $250,000 emergency fund. There

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NSS shop teacher Ken Barisoff (right) oversees several students in the wood shop. He has applied for a grant to upgrade the equipment in the school’s three shops. Alex Cooper/Arrow Lakes News is $392,000 in unrestricted surplus funds available. That’s what’s certain. What’s uncertain is how last week’s B.C. Supreme Court ruling that sided with the B.C. Teachers Federation will impact future budgets. The court ruled that class size and composition should remain part of labour negotiations and ordered the government to pay $2 million in damages. The decision could have huge cost ramifications but the government has indicated they may take the case all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. Pat Dion, the president of the Arrow Lakes Teachers Association, applauded the decision, saying it marked the end of 12 years of waiting. “I don’t know what the impact is going to be but there should be some impact and there should be some funding impacts for the district, for the betterment of the district, in my opinion,” he said. “But who knows with this government.”

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Adams, for her part, said school trustees want to make sure they were informed with whatever the government is planning — especially as they formulate next year’s budget. “We’re asking government, keep us in the loop and let us know what’s going on,” she said. “Right now we’re having budget talks. We’re dealing with things that are real. We don’t want to have things sprung upon us and not be delivered.” The school district dealt with a few other issues at the meeting. Taylor said the district was applying for a provincial grant to pay for a new boiler at Lucerne school. The current one is 25-years-old and in a critical state of disrepair. The district will also have to fork out about $25,000 to buy new fume hoods and new eye wash stations at Nakusp Secondary School, after WorkSafeBC paid a visit in December and issued its findings. Shop teacher Ken Barisoff has applied for a grant from the Construction Founda-


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Pearl Last, Vikki Zinselmeyer and Susan Szathmary are inducted into the Nakusp Toastmasters Club by Mayumi van der Pol at the club’s last meeting on Jan. 28. February is officially Toastmasters Month in the Village of Nakusp. “Let’s improve our communication and leadership skills. Those skills will open the door for you,” is the message the Toastmasters are promoting this month. They meet at 7:45 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at Selkirk College. Contributed

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Box Lake Lumber is doing well right now, but an excess of wood waste is hurting business.

A Nakusp man was given a conditional discharge and ordered to pay back what he stole after pleading guilty to possession of stolen property in court last week. Travis Tater, 22, was in court on Thursday, Jan. 30, after he was caught stealing his friend’s debit card and using it for a number of transactions in December 2012. Over the course of several days, Tater used the stolen debit card to make cash withdrawals and store purchases worth $755.14, crown prosecutor Carey Morgan told the court. He made purchases at sev-

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“I don’t see people being opposed to it,” said Zeleznik. “If it isn’t going to cost you anything and you know it’s a better system environmentally, I could see a lot of businesses being on board.”

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A biomass energy system wouldn’t be able to handle all of their wood waste, but it would help. “Every bit you can get rid of is one bit you don’t have to pay someone to take,” said Wiebe. “I think it has the potential to generate revenue.” He identified four potential locations for the power plant: the Greendoor building that used house the Nakusp Youth Society, village property near the park, a location near the forestry building, and the old Columbia Machinery site. “If you could get it closer to downtown it leaves more potential for phase two to service the hospital and other buildings,” he said. Right now the idea is in the prefeasibility stage. The group is working with David Dubois of Community Future’s to develop a business plan before they move on to the next stage. One essential factor is to make sure all the major institutions are on board.

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eral local businesses, even paying for the victim’s lunch using the stolen debit card. He brought it with him on a shopping trip to the Okanagan, where he used it at restaurants, a Best Buy and to buy gas. Tater was caught when the victim noticed his debit card was missing. He checked his bank account online and noticed the numerous transactions. The evidence pointed to Tater as the one who stole the card. Morgan asked for a one-year suspended sentence with a period of probation, and for Tater to pay back the victim what he stole. Tater, who now lives in Penticton, B.C., with his girlfriend and

her child, pleaded guilty. His lawyer asked for a discharge, saying that a criminal record would affect his future employment opportunities. Judge Lisa Mrozinski sided with the defence on sentencing. She handed down a conditional discharge with one year of probation, saying Tater’s actions showed a breach of trust with his friend. She also ordered him to pay back the amounts he stole and return the items he purchased. “This is an offence that demonstrates you were able to defraud a friend over a period of several days without any compunction of what you were doing,” said Mrozinski.


Thank you Nakusp for Philippines charity Editor We wish to say thank you to the wonderful people of Nakusp and area from the families of Busuanga Island and especially the village of Ocam Ocam. Ruth and I have lived half our life in Ocam Ocam since 2006. We built and started a private elementary school so the young children did not have to walk five kilometres over a mountain to get their schooling. The school at present has 96 students taught by four teachers in four classrooms. The school is run by money donated through a sponsorship program in Nakusp. On Nov. 8 at about 8 p.m., super typhoon Yolanda swept through the area with winds up to 300 kilometres per hour ripping through our village. She destroyed homes, fishing boats, rice crops, banana plantations,

and coconut and cashew groves. These are the main means of livelihood in our area. With the roofs gone and the strong rains, most of the reserve food was also destroyed. Thanks to the donation of clothes, blankets, medical supplies and money, we were immediately able to distribute help to the needy. Many required items like tarps for shelters and food were distributed. The Red Cross came and distributed food to all the families after the road was opened. We hired the locals to open and repair the road, clean up broken trees and rebuild the school. The grade one/two room was flattened and half the roof of the school was blown off. We enclosed the stage so the students were able to return to school in a very short time. The work of rebuilding homes and livelihoods

is ongoing. We came home on Dec. 21 for Christmas and rest. We are returning to the Philippines on Feb. 10. There is still much work to do, including rebuilding the classroom and fixing our own house roof. At present the hole in our house is temporarily repaired with a tarp. No one in our village was killed and there were no serious injuries, although there were many close calls. We thank the Lord for His protection. In closing, we want to again thank you for your prayers and donations. Our prayer is that God will bless you all richly for your generosity. Sincerely, Ed & Ruth Wiebe Nakusp/Ocam Ocam

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at NaCoMo (90 5th Ave SW). For more info email Tyson at FINANCIAL OPEN HOUSE The Village of Nakusp is holding an open house where residents can provide input on the 2014 budget. At the arena from 5–8 p.m. SENIORS’ COFFEE At the Seniors’ Centre (210 8th Ave) from 10–11 a.m.

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T’AI CHI Beginner class begins at the Nakusp Legion at 9:30 a.m.; continuing class takes place at 10 a.m. Call Ruth at 250-265-3353 or email PUBLIC SKATING At the Nakusp Arena 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Be there or be square! $2 admission. NERD NIGHT AT NYC Every Thursday come be all the nerd you can be! At 6 p.m., for info: Cassia 250-265-2000 or BASKETBALL IN BURTON At the school at 6:30 p.m. $2 drop-in. BINGO AT THE LEGION The action is non-stop, starting from 6:30-10 p.m. in Nakusp. DARTS NIGHT AT THE LEGION How good is your aim? From 7–10 p.m. at the Nakusp Legion Hall. BADMINTON At Nakusp Secondary 7-9 p.m. $3 drop-in, $45 for the season. Beginners are welcome. Bring a racquet and non-marking shoes.


BELLYFIT Come get fit while you have some dancing fun! Starts at 9 a.m. at NaCoMo (90 5th Ave. Nakusp). LOONIE HOCKEY Drop in and play between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. $1. PUBLIC SKATING At the Nakusp Arena 3:00 p.m. Be there or be square! $2. PARKOUR In the basement of the Nakusp Arena between 3:30-5:30 p.m. For youth ages 13-19. Contact Michael Garvey, 265-1778 or NYC DROP-IN Foosball, pool table and more! 212B Broadway in Nakusp, open from 7-11 p.m. GAMES NIGHT AT THE LEGION Come play Wii,

darts, pool, or bring a game of your choice from home. Bring a friend or two along, there’s always enough people for some fun. At the Nakusp Legion from 7–10 p.m. Members and guests are welcome. COUPLES NIGHT It’s back, at the Saddleback Community Church. Come out to watch Mark Gungor of the hilarious video “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage” talk about sex, and enjoy some great desserts and Jennifer’s Chocolates. It starts at 7 p.m. RSVP at nakuspcouplesnight. NOLIGHTS FREESTYLE DANCE An event created to celebrate in the pure joy of dancing, music and community with the inspiration of minimal lighting encouraging freedom on the dance floor. Come practice formal dance moves or discover new ways of movement and expression, freestyle. At NaCoMo (90 5th Ave., Nakusp) from 7:30–8:30 p.m. $3.


BANTAM HOCKEY TOURNAMENT The Nakusp Bantam Falcons host teams from throughout the region for some great hockey action all weekend long at the arena. The tournament kicks off Saturday, Feb. 8 at 8 a.m.


SOUP & BUN Drop in to the Robertson Memorial United Church (117 3rd Ave., Nakusp) for food and fellowship. By donation, proceeds to Community Outreach. COMMUNITY CHOIR REHEARSAL All are welcome! No try-outs and no need to know how to read music, just come to Saddleback Community Church (59 3 St. NW, Nakusp) at 1 p.m. For info: Marilyn Massey 250-265-4087. PUBLIC SKATING At the Nakusp Arena 3:30-5 p.m. Be there or be square! $2. MEAT DRAW At the Legion at 3:30 p.m.


COMMUNITY STRING ENSEMBLE Do you play a stringed instrument? Our String Ensemble practices each Sunday at 2 p.m. in the home of Marilyn Massey, 1007 4th St NW. Musicians of all ages & skill levels are welcome. For more information call 250-265-4087 PUBLIC SKATING At the Nakusp Arena 3:30-5 p.m. Be there or be square! $2. BINGO AT THE LEGION The action is non-stop, starting from 6:30-10 p.m. Sponsored by the Nakusp Hospice Society.


WISE YOGA Join Terri McLeod, a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor, for a class. For returning students the class from 10-11:30 a.m. in the senior’s hall. For beginner’s the class is from 4:45-6 p.m. at NaCoMo. For more information, call 250-265-0177. LOONIE HOCKEYAt the Nakusp Arena for one whole dollar. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. For info call 250-265-4500. BRIDGE Play a hand at the Senior’s Centre 1:15-3:30 p.m. $2.50. MONDAY MUSIC JAM AT NYC Monday music jam at the Nakusp Youth Centre. Bring an instrument if you have one, and/or bring a song that you know or want to learn.


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T’AI CHI Beginner class begins at the Nakusp Legion at 9:30 a.m.; continuing class takes place at 10 a.m. Call Ruth at 250-265-3353 or email PUBLIC SKATING At the Nakusp Arena 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Be there or be square! $2. NYC DROP-IN Foosball, pool table and more! 212B Broadway in Nakusp, open from 3-6 p.m. PARKOUR In the basement of the Nakusp Arena between 3:30-5:30 p.m. For youth ages 13-19. Contact Michael Garvey, 265-1778 or Arts, CuLture & HeritAge BELLYFIT Come get fit grANt WritiNg WOrKsHOPs while you have some dancCKCA is hosting Free workshops for individuals or groups ing fun! Starts at 6 p.m. in the Columbia Basin who are interested in applying for at NaCoMo (90 5th Ave. the trust’s Arts, Culture and Heritage funding. Nakusp). Winlaw: Thursday Feb. 20, 7 – 9 p.m. BADMINTON At the Location: threads guild, 7112 Perry’s Back rd. (at junction with Hwy 6) Nakusp Secondary School Castlegar: Saturday Feb. 22, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. gymnasium. Bring your own Location: Castlegar rec. Centre, 2101 6th Ave. racquet. For more informaNakusp: Sunday Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. tion call Lee-Anne at 250Location: selkirk College, 311 Broadway st. 265-3326. $3 drop-in fee. Online: Fri. Feb. 21, 2 – 4 p.m. & Mon. Feb. 24, 6 – 8 p.m. JAZZ AT THE BONNINGTON Patrick MacGib-

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AnnuAl GenerAl MeetinG Sunday February 9 at 2:00 pm Nakusp Youth Centre, 212b Broadway, Nakusp.

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A Tasmanian native-hen

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Gary Davidson Birds of Nakusp Our travels have now brought us right down to the southernmost state of Australia – Tasmania. Tasmania is an island separated from the mainland by the Bass Straight, a 300km wide body of water. The ferry crossing takes about 10 hours and has

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a reputation for being a very rough trip. Fortunately, we made the crossing on a nice warm, calm day! The physical gap between Tasmania and the mainland has resulted in a certain amount of isolation and many of the mainland species have not reached Tasmania. On the other hand, 12 species have evolved in Tasmania and do not occur anywhere else. When one looks at these 12 endemics, most have a similar counterpart on the mainland. It seems likely that these species pairs have similar ancestry but that geographic isolation has resulted in slightly different paths through time. Eventually they diverge far enough to become distinct species. This is almost certainly the case for the Tasmanian Thornbill, Tasmanian Scrubwren, Tasmanian Native-hen, Green

Rosella, Yellow Wattlebird, and Black Currawong which are remarkably similar in outward appearance to their mainland counterparts; Brown Thornbill, Whitebrowed Scrubwren, Black-tailed Nativehen, Crimson Rosella, Red Wattlebird, and Grey Currawong. One bird, however, seems to be uniquely Tasmanian, with no obvious mainland ancestors. This is the oddly named Fortyspotted Pardalote. There is a Spotted Pardalote on the mainland which might seem to be a likely ancestor, but the Spotted Pardalote also occurs in Tasmania. While divergence can occur without geographic separation it is less common. The Spotted Pardalote is a brightly coloured little bird with a black, grey and white body, accented by a bright yellow breast and a bright red rump. The black crown and wings are heavily spotted with white, (hence the name). In contrast, the Fortyspotted Pardalote is much more subdued in colour. The back and head are dull green; the undersides are pale grey; the face has a subtle yellow wash; and the wings are black. Each black wing has exactly 20 white spots. Of all 12 endemic species, the Forty-spotted Pardalote is the least common. While never widespread, its numbers have shown considerable decline in recent years and it can now be found in just two or three local areas. Its inconspicuous nature, its quiet call, and its fondness for the tree canopy, can make it quite difficult to locate. The easiest of the “big 12” is most certainly the Tasmanian Native-hen. This chicken-like bird can be seen running around in almost any bit of open grassy land throughout much of the state.

Hired Equipment Registration Rocky Mountain District

The Rocky Mountain District of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is creating its list of registered Equipment for Hire in the Selkirk Service Area for the fiscal year 2014/2015, which begins April 1, 2014. This area includes Perry River east to Golden and south to Brisco on Highway 95 (not including Glacier National Park), and Revelstoke north to Mica Creek and south to Trout Lake on Highway 23. All individuals or companies registered this past year through the District Office in Revelstoke will be receiving invitations to re-register their equipment for the coming fiscal year by mail by the end of February. Any individuals or companies who were not registered in 2013, but wish to have their equipment listed, are hereby invited to contact the District Office, either in person or by phone, to obtain the appropriate registration forms. Note that while you do not need to have Commercial (Comprehensive) General Liability Insurance or up-to-date WorkSafeBC coverage to register, you will have to meet these requirements prior to working on any ministry projects. Only owned or lease-to-own equipment is eligible for registration. Equipment can only be registered in one area in any given year. Seniority is not transferable from area to area. The deadline for new registrations is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 21, 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 removing equipment information already listed.

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NSS tri-flashers shine at Vancouver boat show Claire paradis Arrow Lakes News

The Nakusp Secondary School outdoor education class has returned from the Vancouver International Boat Show, and the results were a resounding success. The students sold $7,000 worth of their tri-flasher fishing lure, were broadcast on the CBC, and were praised by other vendors there as the first high school students they’d ever seen at the show. I met up with the students last week during a break between classes at Nakusp Secondary School. They told me about the outdoor education program, the flashers and the boat show. They spoke one after another, finishing each other’s sentences, so I’m not able to identify who said what. “It was really fun,” one student said. “There were lots of booths and lots of people were interested in what were doing. They were excited a high school was there.” The tri-flashers are a design developed by NSS students that improve on the classic fishing lure design by making it so the lures spin at the same speed no matter how fast the boat is moving. “The problem is that as you go through the water if you go faster it will speed up,” a student said. “It’s speed sensitive, so if you go too slow, it’s useless, and if you go too fast it will scare the fish off.” This was the students’ second trip to a trade show – last year they went to a show in Abbottsford, but this one was much bigger. They received support from Columbia Basin Trust, Home Hardware, the Regional District of Central Kootenay, Nakusp & Area Development Board, Halcyon Hot Springs, the Nakusp & Area Community Foundation and

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The students, with a few of their shirts from the show, from left: Travis Hellyer, Abby Boswell, Erin Mcleod, Adriel Goodman, Renee Goodman, Cody Desjarlais, Brady Milne, Cameron Olsen and Jacob Henschke Alex Cooper/Arrow Lakes News the Nakusp Chamber of Commerce to attend. At the boat show, the students were placed in an area surrounded by big boats. At first business was slow, but as they began to work the floor and tell people about their product, more and more people showed up at their booth (which also had a display promoting Nakusp). “The sales pitch that we told everyone is that you could fish at any speed and it doesn’t speed up or slow down with your boat,” one student said. The end result was they sold about 150 flashers at $40 each. The next step for them is to find

a way to have the flashers manufactured so they can focus more on marketing and less on manufacturing. So far there have been early talks with the fishing company Rapala. The goal is for all the profits to go into supporting the outdoor education program so it can continue in the future. Teacher Dorian Boswell said that from an educational point of view “the show was phenomenal.” They learned how to do interviews, talk to other vendors and got entrepreneurial experience. He thanked to the supporters for helping get the students to the show.

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Cops for Kids lends a helping iPad

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Babies of 2013


Publishing February 19th

CALLING FOR ALL BABIES BORN IN 2013 Make sure your child or grandchild is included in our annual Babies of the Year Supplement. Email photos to or fill out the form below and bring the form and photo into our office at 203 Broadway or leave in the drop box outside. Please include baby’s name, date of birth, gender, parents names and contact number in the email. Photos should be at least 600 pixels wide. Be sure the baby’s name and birthday is PRINTED on the back of the photo. Baby’s name ___________________________________________________________ 2013 Birthday _______________________________


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Kendra Kalyn and Joseph Nevoral both received new iPad Airs on behalf of the RCMP Cops For Kids Charitable Foundation. Kendra has anoxal neuropathy and is a student at Nakusp Secondary School.  Her iPad will be equipped with specialized software that is specifically designed to assist her unique learning needs.  Joseph has cerebral palsy and is a grade 10 student at NSS. He loves technology and is excited at the opportunity to broaden his educational, cultural, and social experiences with the new iPad. Cops for Kids is committed to assisting children that are in medical, physical or traumatic crisis. We tirelessly work to raise funds to continue our ongoing support to the children in communities that we serve. Cops for Kids are devoted to helping little hearts in our communities. Cops For Kids has many events throughout the year, however our signature event is the Cops for Kids ride. This gruelling 10 day ride occurs each year over some very challenging terrain. We are driven by our commitment to the little people that we serve in the Southern Interior region of B.C. and are devoted to making a difference in their lives.  To learn more, visit our website at

Corporal Ryan Fehler of the Nakusp and Slocan Lake RCMP presents Kendra Kalyn and Joseph Nevoral each with a new iPad Air on behalf of the RCMP Cops For Kids Charitable Foundation. Contributed

Photo submitted by _____________________________________________________ Prepaid: Visa __________ Master Card _________ Cash _________ Cheque_______ Supplement will be published on February 19th, 2014. Photo and payment of $25.00 incl. tax must be received in our office no later than 4:00pm on Thursday, February 13th.

Notice of Public Hearing

Electoral Area 'B' Official Community Plan Amendment (CSRD) Bylaw No. 850-1 What Is Electoral Area 'B' Official Community Plan Amendment (CSRD) Bylaw No. 850-1?

The primary purpose of Bylaw No. 850-1 is to incorporate Climate Change objectives and policies into the Electoral Area 'B' Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 850 as required by the Local Government Act and as a result of the CSRD Community Greenhouse Gas Emissions Strategy.

Bylaw No. 850-1 also proposes some additional text amendments and updates to provide clarification and consistency with other documents. Map amendments are also proposed to replace the existing mapping with more accurate mapping which is in a format consistent with other CSRD Official Community Plans (OCPs). When/Where? Bylaw 850-1 will be presented on February 13th, 2014: 12:00 pm, at the Trout Lake Community Hall 544 Westside Rd. Trout Lake, BC; and

7:00 pm, at the Revelstoke Community Centre 600 Campbell Ave. Revelstoke, BC.

Who should attend? Anyone who believes that their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the Bylaw at the Public Hearing.

How do I submit a written submission? A copy of Bylaw No. 850-1, and all reports, plans and other documents that have been or will be considered by the Board of the Regional District will be available for inspection at the offices of: • Columbia Shuswap Regional District, 781 Marine Park Drive, NE, Salmon Arm, • BC (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) • City of Revelstoke, 216 Mackenzie Ave., Revelstoke, BC (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)

beginning January 29th, 2014 and ending February 12th, 2013 but excluding Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays. Bylaw No. 850-1 is also available from the CSRD website: The Public Hearing for the Electoral Area 'B' Zoning Bylaw No. 851 will take place a later date. Look for future notices in the newspaper and watch for updates on the CSRD website. Who can I speak with about this bylaw? Jan Thingsted, Planner | Development Services Columbia Shuswap Regional District T: 250-833-5918 E:

DEVELOPMENT OF A PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN Pest Management Plan No.: Applicant: Attention:

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The use of pesticides is intended within the area to which the pest management plan applies. The purpose of the proposed Pest Management Plan (PMP) is to treat wood structures with pesticides (“wood preservatives”) to protect and increase their service life and ensure the reliability and safety of the electrical system. The wood structures include, poles and associated equipment and any wood structures eg. helipads, fences, sign posts, walkways and bridges. The PMP applies to those portions of the province-wide distribution, transmission and generation system that utilizes wood poles and structures and is owned or managed by BC Hydro. The BC Hydro service area encompasses all of British Columbia. The proposed duration of the PMP is from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2019. The trade names and active ingredients of the wood preservatives proposed for use under this plan include: copper naphthenate combined with sodium fluoride, Cop R Plastic or equivalent; copper naphthenate combined with borax, CuRap 20 or equivalent; copper napthenate, Cobra Wrap, CuNap-8 or equivalent; copper hydroxide, CuBor or equivalent; sodium fluoride, Pole Wrap or equivalent; metam sodium, Guardsman Post and Pole Fumigant 42% or equivalent; disodium octaborate tetrahydrate, Tim-Bor Professional, Impel rods, GenBor RTU, Boracol or equivalent; copper hydroxide, disodium octaborate tetrahydrate and boric acid in combination, CobraRods, Genics CuB or equivalent; copper hydroxide, disodium octaborate tetrahydrate, zinc and boric acid, no product name; permethrin, Dragnet or equivalent; propetamphos, Catalyst or equivalent; chorpyrifos, Dursban or equivalent. The proposed manners of applying the wood preservatives include: external bandage treatments, internal liquid, powder, foam and gel treatments, external liquid treatments (brush on), internal solid treatments (rods). Other management methods include stubbing and replacing wood poles and when installing new poles using pre treated poles and using plastic liners. A draft copy of the proposed PMP may be examined in detail at: trees-power-lines/managing-weeds-insects/wood-pole-treatment.html or in person at 1401 Kalamalka Lk Rd, Vernon BC; 18475 128th St, Surrey BC; 3333 22nd Ave, Prince George BC; or 1155 McGill Rd, Kamloops BC. A person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of the pest management plan, may send copies of the information to the applicant at the address above within 30 days of the publication of this notice.


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Obituaries In Loving Memory

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Betty Betty Brodbeck Brodbeck passed passed away peacefullyat the on away peacefully January 28thwith at the age age of 96, family of hera by 96, herwith Betty by was side. Betty was a gifted gifted piano player and piano player was even on theand radiowas as even on the as a a young girl. radio She loved young loved to knitgirl. andShecrochet, to andmitts crochet, and knit donated and and donated and toques to themitts Nakusp toques to the Nakusp Christmas Hampers for Christmas Hampers for many years. She had a very many years. She had a very giving heart, and was givingproud heart,toand was teddy very proud to crochet teddy very crochet bears that were sent to bears that were sent to the needy children of Brazil. the needy children of Brazil.

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LIBRARY DIRECTOR Nakusp Public Library is looking for a Library Director for their rural library. Duties would include managing a budget, a staff, book collections, and facilities, working cooperatively and creatively with the community, the library board of trustees, other libraries and library organizations. Required characteristics / strengths include: a) Experience working in a library setting b) Skills and experience in using technology c) Ability to work well with others and assume c) responsibility d) Skills working with budgets and supervising c) expenditures in an administrative capacity Course work connected to libraries (CLTP, or college courses) would be a deÀnite asset. Send resumes to Barbara MacPherson via email at or by mail: Nakusp Public Library, Box 297, Nakusp BC V0G 1R0 by February 28, 2014.

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Heavy Duty Mechanic Wanted

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

Applicants will need to hold a valid TQ for Heavy Duty or Commercial Transport, class three driver’s licence and Motor Vehicle Inspection licence would be an asset. Resumes can be faxed to 250-352-2172 or e-mailed to

Home Stay Families

HOST FAMILIES needed. Northern Youth Abroad is looking for families to host 2 youth from Nunavut/NWT. Volunteering in your community. July/August. 1866-212-2307.

Trades, Technical

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

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CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Love from Bill, Rob, Sue and families

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Donations came from Quesnel, Nakusp, Kaslo, Burnaby, Trail and Vancouver. We are very thankful for the generosity of all the people and businesses listed below that help make the derby a success - Arrow Transportation, Joe Williams, Blue Jay Acres, Interfor, Isaque Vieria & Carla Trenholm, Columbia Basin A11 Trust, Rod & Gun Club, Frank’s Supermarket, Cariboo Ford, Todd Doyle, Ralph Dachwitz, Louie Krivsky, BC Hydro, Redl Sports, Willis Harper, Integris Credit Union, Kootenay Savings Credit Union, Kelly Roberts-Royal LePage, Debbie RobertsBarton Insurance, Touch Of Fashion, AM Ford, Remax Quesnel Realty, Nakusp Centennial Golf Course, Jones Boys, Barrens Sport Shop, Overwaitea Foods, John & Louella Cann, Black Press, DAM Repairs-Daryll Matula, Chemo RV—Steve Rutledge, Cheryl Black, Excel Tire, Joanne & Terry Martin, Little Mountain Outdoor Gear, Kims Kustoms, Nakusp Home Hardware, Hufty Hewat Repairs, Waterbridge, Glen & Gayle Olsen, Pacific Salmon Foundation. Thank you to 23 North for playing again this year. You guys do a great job & get that dance floor full! The Royal Canadian Legion for hosting the dance again. THANK YOU! Thank You “Nakusp” for everything. This event just keeps getting bigger & better. We weren’t sure if it was going to happen, but with all the support & the hard work of some pretty special people, it happened!!

Also this year, we have started a Gord Roberts Memorial Blue Knuckle Bursary to give out to help a student with their continued education. Now to start working on the criteria.


We hope to see everyone January 17 & 18, 2015 for the 4th annual. Tracey, Brett, Ashley, Dave, The Roberts & Williams Family

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The saxophone stylings of band leader Patrick Macgibbon

Alex Cooper

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When Patrick Macgibbon was in grade nine, he and some friends at his Kelowna school decided to form a jazz band. They didn’t think much of it — a bunch of teenagers playing around as professional musicians. After all, their grade eight jazz band won the BC Interior Jazz fest competition. “Our teacher was really good and he knew a lot about jazz. He educated us right from the get go,” Macgibbon told me. “Looking back it feels like that was pretty early to start playing, but based on the program, it felt pretty natural.” These days, Macgibbon is the band teacher at Nakusp Secondary School, leading the school’s music program and also performing when he can in town.



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Next week he will be joining with some Vancouver musicians for shows at the local schools and an evening show on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Macgibbon played a bit of piano as a kid, but it was only upon joining his school’s band in grade eight that he picked up the saxophone. He’s not sure why he chose that instrument, but he remembers he was adamant about playing it. That year, his teacher gave him two Sonny Rollins CDs. He also began listening to John Coltrane. “It was a few recordings I listened to early on that cemented that (jazz) was awesome,” Macgibbon said. He took jazz lessons and started his own band in grade nine. He played through high school and then was accepted to the music program at Humber College in Toronto. In Toronto, he went to jazz clubs and jam sessions. There, he learned the level of talent and commitment needed to become a professional player. He told me about one of the first jam sessions he want to, where he took the stage with two more experienced saxophone players. When the time came, he was given the nod to play a solo. He thought he did a pretty good job. “After I finished one guy launched into a solo and it was just incredible. I got torn to shreds,” Macgibbon said. “They were encouraging, they weren’t trying to destroy me. Then the second guy played and he was even better. I just sat in the corner and practiced to get better.” After four years of music school, Macgibbon returned to Kelowna, where he worked in a music store, gave private lessons and played gigs on the side. He gave clinics with school bands and at summer camps and decided to get into teaching. “I think I just realized it was impactful for students. To see the way it affected the students when they had a positive experience was really meaningful for me,” he

Patrick Macgibbon. Alex Cooper/Arrow Lakes News

said. “And then it was just really fun. It was just amazing to sit down and work on music with younger students and to help them be successful and to learn. It was almost more rewarding than going out to play a gig.” He married his wife Jaimie and enrolled in teacher’s college. His first job was at Lake Trail Middle School in Courtenay, B.C. He was there from 2010 to 2012 when he was laid off due to seniority. He started looking for a new job, and that brought him to Nakusp. The move meant a transition for Macgibbon. His student teaching job was at a school with 2,000 students and 300 in the band program, he said. There would be 60 students in a band and multiple players on each instrument. In Nakusp, he’s had to work with much smaller bands, which has presented both challenges and rewards. “Here, I think we have two bass players in our whole program. Most of our bands don’t have drummers. We have a couple of piano players, but not all our bands have all the instruments we need,” he said. “Every band has different instrumentation. You

can’t just take a song and play it. you have figure out what will work for the band.” That can mean writing new parts for songs, which is extra work. It also gives him more creativity and a closer relationship with the students. “Small numbers means we’re flexible but it also means I can’t fall back on repertoire that’s been prepared by publishers,” he said. Macgibbon has played a few shows in Nakusp since moving here, sometimes bringing in musicians from out of town to play. At his upcoming show, he’ll be joined by Vancouverites Chris Davis on Trumpet, Andrew Millar on drums, Victor Noriega on piano and Wynston Minckler on bass. He said they’ll be playing songs by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. “I chose them because it’s anything from really gritty blues to really modern jazz,” he said. “You get a total wide range of styles.” Macgibbon’s saxophone idols are Coltrane and Rollins. A poster of Coltrane adorns the wall of the NSS band room. He said he likes the versatility of the instrument. “It can be like Clarence Clemmons with Bruce Springsteen or it can be like Stan Getz,” he said. “It has a lot of personality and you can do a lot with your sound.” Macgibbon talked about how supportive the Nakusp community was to music in this town. He said the support he gets from the school district and the Nakusp Arts Council has been great and has given him lots of opportunities to play. He also thanked the community for supporting the NSS music program because it gives the students a chance to play for people. “They have been really supportive so I want them to know how important that is for the program.” Catch Patrick Macgibbon and friends at the Bonnington Arts Centre on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door and all proceeds will go to support the NSS music program.

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