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Vol. 6 • Issue 65

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Nelson is showing its Olympic spirit in a big way. A large mural has been erected at the old Redfish Grill building on Baker Street. It depicts a ski jumper in mid flight and says Shine on Canada. The project has been entirely financed by Nelson’s Speedpro Signs as a way to share the Olympic excitement. “We purchased cable, just so we could watch the Olympics,” explained Murray Kimber, owner of Speedpro. “Then I started thinking about it and realized I’m kind of excited about watching it.” That’s when the mural idea was born. The new art work is being placed over the existing

mural, a historical photo depicting a horse race in Nelson’s streets. “We knew that the city was going to replace the existing mural because it has been damaged, so for a short-term period why don’t we just do this and let it be our collective expression of our support for Canada’s athletes over in Sochi. Politics aside, the games are still pretty exciting,” he explained. Kimber is paying all the cost involved in the project, calling it a showpiece for his company. The mural is 96 inches in height and 253 inches in length and was designed by Stephanie Delnea. The mural will stay in place for the duration of the games. At the end of the games the mural will be replaced with a refurbished version of the horse race photo formerly on display.

Redfish elementary school parents want the school board to consider returning Grade 6 and 7 students to the elementary level. At a recent Parent Advisory Council meeting parents expressed three main concerns fueling their desires to have middle school students return to elementary schools in the district. They want to reduce transitions of students at a “sensitive age,” expressed concerns about the welfare of Trafalgar students and are upset at the declining condition of the school itself. “We understand that there are many things to consider with such an undertaking but implore you to look seriously at our request,” wrote Redfish PAC chair Simon Beresford to the board. Notes taken from the January 23 PAC meeting have parents speaking up about unrestricted Wi-Fi use with pornographic images appearing on devices. They’re concerned about unaccounted for absences, inadequate Simon Beresford lunch supervision and attendance on field trips without proper permission slips being completed. Parents also spoke out about the physical safety of their children in such an old building. “Trafalgar has been in poor condition for decades and continues to decline,” said Beresford. “We have concerns over air and water quality as there are a number of reports of poor experience of both.” Kootenay Lake school board heard the concerns from Redfish parents at a board meeting held February 4. Trustee Lenora Trenaman, who was pres-

“Trafalgar has been in poor condition for decades and continues to decline.”

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Trevor Kanigan of Blue Ridge Timber signed a management agreement in 2012 to rehabilitate Meadow Creek Cedar’s suspended forest licence. However, the deal appears over. File photo

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Plans to rehabilitate a local forest company’s suspended licence appear to be falling apart. In 2012, Blue Ridge Timber signed a management agreement with Meadow Creek Cedar for access to wood under its licence. They hoped to meet a long list of outstanding obligations and eventually buy the quota. However, last month the Ministry of Forests served Meadow Creek Cedar with a three-month notice of licence cancellation. A ministry spokesman confirmed Blue Ridge Timber is in the process of ending the deal “due to challenges in successfully meeting all the requirements to manage both the

backlog of liabilities and current obligations associated with the licence.” No further permits will be issued under the licence, which has been suspended, but some limited harvesting operations are still underway to wrap up their operations. Despite the cancellation notice, the ministry said it understands Meadow Creek Cedar is “actively seeking a buyer for the licence.” The cancellation may be rescinded or postponed if the ministry believes a satis-

factory buyer will be found. The Star has learned a Penticton company has expressed interest in acquiring the licence and possibly Meadow Creek Cedar’s idled sawmill as well, although a representative did not return messages last week. If cancelled, the licence would revert to the crown to decide how best to use the volume. Trevor Kanigan of Blue Ridge Timber said last week he was unable to comment but in earlier interviews expressed frus-

“If cancelled, the licence would revert to the crown to decide how best to use the volume.”

tration at how long it was taking the province to increase the volume of wood available to them. Meadow Creek Cedar’s licence was suspended two years ago for poor forestry practices and failing to meet legal obligations. The company, owned by Surrey resident Dale Kooner, was also fined more than $76,000 for a variety of infractions. Part of Blue Ridge’s arrangement with Kooner was to pay off his penalties on a schedule tied to the licence volume: for every cubic metre logged, a certain amount went to outstanding fines. Blue Ridge is a sister company to Gold Island Forest Products, Sentinel Enterprises, and Selkirk Truss of South Slocan.

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Dick Cannings has decided to take another shot at politics, though this time he has his sights set on the federal level rather than provincial. The Penticton biologist and author announced plans last month to seek the NDP nomination for the new South OkanaganWest Kootenay riding, hoping to run in the 2015 federal election. Cannings entered into politics with the 2013 provincial election, running as the NDP candidate in the Penticton riding, which was won by Dan Ashton for the BC Liberals. Though the NDP didn’t win the riding, Cannings said they were happy with the results, gaining 3,000 votes over the NDP

turnout for the 2009 election. Several party members urged him to consider federal politics, he said, after NDP MP Alex Atamanenko announced he wouldn’t run again. “Now that I know how much work it is, I did take a little longer in considering,” said Cannings, adding that he is very interested in federal politics. “I think if anything, I am more concerned about where Canada is going than BC The present government is really on the wrong track and I thought it was important I get involved.” The wrong track, explained Cannings, includes the federal Conservatives’ work on environmental protection, climate change initiatives, foreign policy and other issues. “To me, this is a government heading in the wrong direction and I just want to get

involved and try to reverse that in any way that I can,” said Cannings. “When I was knocking on doors last spring, people kept telling me how disappointed they were in the Harper government, and I had to agree wholeheartedly with them.” Cannings also said he has some big shoes to fill if he expects to replace Atamanenko, who has held the BC Southern Interior riding through three elections. “He’s done very well, I think he has been an exemplary MP for that riding and I am hoping that I can take his place in Ottawa.” Cannings will also have to deal with a shift in voter demographics if he wins the NDP nomination. The new riding of South Okanagan-West Kootenay, which comes into effect with the next election, now includes Penticton and loses a section of the Kootenays.

INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATION FEBRUARY 17th 7:00 – 8:30 PM SELKIRK COLLEGE ROSEMONT CAMPUS The presentation that will be held on the 17th will feature a video describing the world wide participation of young people in a spiritual empowerment program. The Nelson Baha’i Community offers a Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program the purpose of which is to assist youth ages 11 to 15 in taking ownership of their spiritual and intellectual development, developing a sense of purpose and the will to make good decisions, as well as turning their skills and talents towards community based service projects of their own design. Classes run on Monday from 4:30 to 6 pm.

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A small house party in Uphill took a turn for the worse when hosts tried to remove an overly intoxicated guest early Saturday morning. Nelson Police were called to the residence at 1:45 a.m. when the young man attempted to break back into the home. Police took the man into custody to be lodged in a police cell until he sobered up. In the process, they found some marijuana in his pockets and discovered he was bound by numerous conditions from another jurisdiction that forbid him from consuming alcohol and requires he be in his home by a certain time. He was released later that day, but will have to appear in Nelson courts to answer to charges of possession of a controlled substance, mischief to property, and breaching release conditions.


Later that same morning, Nelson Police were called for a noise complaint in the 600-block of Baker Street. At about 2:45 a.m. officers entered the down-

town facility and discovered several violations of the liquor permit that had been issued for an earlier event. The 40-year-old party host was sanctioned under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act for failing to clear patrons out in time and allowing patrons to consume after the event closed.


Nelson Police were called to assist at a local pub where several males deemed too intoxicated to enter the premises were harassing the doorman, on Sunday morning at 12:25 a.m. When officers arrived, all but one of the men left immediately. The hold out, a 32-year-old Nelson student, was detained for public intoxication. During the course of the arrest, police noticed stolen shoes sticking out of his pockets and that he was carrying a quantity of street drugs. He was lodged in a cell until sober and will appear in court April 29 to answer to charges of possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication.

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Nelson’s Trafalgar middle school was built in 1920 with several additions since then.

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Unable to consider request Continued from Page 1 ent at the Redfish PAC meeting, said parents strongly opposed the reconfiguration that saw Grade 6 students moved to middle school. “Their opinion hasn’t changed,” Trenaman told the board. “They just want their students back.” It was explained that the principal at Trafalgar had addressed some worries raised by parents, but the board said it was unable to consider parents’ request to reconfigure elementary schools to

include Grades K to 7 at this time. A facilities committee review comes before any entertaining in a dialogue on the reconfiguration of the Nelson family of schools, they said. In December, Kootenay Lake school district trustees were again told there is no provincial funding available for a Trafalgar rebuild. In a meeting with Joel Palmer, capital management branch, local reps were told that there is no money for capital projects aside from their seismic mitigation pro-

gram. “They were very clear,” said board chair Rebecca Huscroft after that meeting. “Don’t get your hopes up, there’s no new money in the province and this current government is all about balancing its budget so basically, keep wishing.” Huscroft said Palmer is familiar with the state of the aging school and understands the need, however. Trafalgar was built in 1920 with several additions since then.

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Members of Nelson Search and Rescue and Nelson Fire Rescue Service were out in full force last week as part of a training exercise. The practice Kevin Mills photos mission was to find a missing, elderly man in an urban area.

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At first glance it appeared to be a serious incident. Nelson Search and Rescue (SAR), along with the Nelson Fire Rescue, were gathered together in the Safeway parking lot on Wednesday night. As a civilian paced back and forth talking about his missing father, the rescue workers were planning and preparing to search the streets on a chilly night. But no one was actually missing. Nelson SAR held an urban search practice in order to train for what could eventually be the real thing. Participants had to make the event as real as possible. The frantic man, searching for his missing dad, was actually Scott Spencer, a SAR training officer that came up with the scenario. “The purpose of the exercise is to give our members practice

Scott Spencer (right), a SAR training officer, plays the role of worried son as he talks to rescue personnel during a training mission last week. searching in urban areas,” explained Spencer. “The majority of our experience in call outs are in the wilderness.” But he said from time to time the squad is called upon by the city police to search in areas that are more populated. “Usually it is for subjects who have wandered away, chil-

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a real crisis, deploying search teams, creating search areas and getting bits of information from the police and the public to try and find the missing man. “They need the experience of what it’s like to interact with the public, to search in backyards and underneath canoes or in garages, stuff they don’t deal with in the wilderness.” Spencer went as far as to create tips, some accurate, but most completely false, that the rescuers had to sort through in order to find the missing man. “Lots of tips come in during a real search and many point you in the wrong direction.” He said they had to put the puzzle together if they hoped to successfully complete the practice. “There is actually a real person that is out there, in a bath robe, that is probably really cold right now,” Spencer told the crew. The man was located in Gyro Park in less than two hours.

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Editor: Kevin Mills Publisher: Karen Bennett

Our View

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Voicing concerns

It’s always satisfying to watch as municipal governments stand up to federal government policies. While it is usually a David versus Goliath scenario, it’s still encouraging to watch our most local of representatives battle the omnipresent, highest level of Canadian politicians. Case in point, Nelson’s official opposition to the recent decision by Canada Post to phase out home delivery. In December, it was announced that within five years, all door-to-door mail delivery service will be eliminated in favour of community mailboxes located throughout the city. Nelson city council is standing, united, against that policy and has sent a letter opposing the plan and voicing its concerns. It will in all likelihood fall on deaf ears — even council knows that — but at least the message was sent. It is one of the ongoing problems with creating policy for a country as vast as Canada.

Decision makers in Ottawa can’t possibly have a full grasp of how their policies will impact smaller rural communities in Saskatchewan, or the Yukon, or even the Kootenays. Having a community mailbox might be fine in downtown Toronto where there is likely one every block. But throughout the winter months, what senior wants to walk, or drive, in the snowy, below freezing conditions of this more sparcely populated area? Municipal governments may be thought of as the entity that hikes property taxes, plows roads and attends grand openings, however it also has to be our voice — that annoying squeak in the background that shouts “what about us?” while the federal government goes about running the entire country. We applaud council for taking a stand and speaking out for its citizens. They may be ignored, but it’s better to be ignored for squeaking than for remaining silent.

This week’s reader photo comes from @edzerza67. Every Wednesday, the Nelson Star will publish a reader’s photo based on a weekly theme. All you have to do is snap a photo and post it to Instagram (#nsreaderphotos) or post it on the Nelson Star Facebook site under the reader photo challenge posting. Next week’s theme is “My Cute Pet.” Start snapping.

Council Comments — Donna MacDonald


Budget: It’s that time of year again

hese days while you’re huddled around the closest source of heat, your city council is huddled around board tables, sometimes generating our own heat. It’s budget time! As we pour over spreadsheets, provided by our financial officer Colin McClure, we are reminded in detail how our city operates. And, as you would expect, there is occasional heated debate about funding priorities and approaches. This year has been a fairly pleasurable budget process. And that’s because our city finances are in solid shape. Our reserve funds are strong. We are steadily upgrading our infrastructure, and were able to reduce the increase in water and sewer fees below the projected level. We had unexpected revenues last year, leaving us at year end with some funds to invest in reserves (we don’t just spend windfalls). We didn’t, as in previous years, face a yearover-year budget shortfall and have to look for places to skinny up budgets. Continuous improvement is the city’s goal, and with the leadership of city manager Kevin Cormack, staff is constantly looking for ways to serve our citizens better and more efficiently. Our budget process includes presenta-

tions from various departments about the past year’s work and plans for the coming year. Sometimes these get lengthy and detailed, but that’s a reflection of our enthusiastic team. They love their work and just can’t stop talking about it — from the sewage treatment plant to the fire department to information technology. This week, we heard from Nelson Hydro. Every year the utility transfers a dividend to the city’s operational budget — in 2014 it will grow to $2.5 million. Consider that we will only collect about $8.8 million in property taxes, and you see how critical that dividend is. The Hydro plant and the power lines are being well maintained, to serve us for a long time, and new opportunities for further projects (and revenues) are being explored. Hydro has also sponsored a couple exciting initiatives. One is EcoSave, and as coordinator Carmen Proctor told us, the home retrofit program’s goal of 100 participants was well-

“Every year the utility transfers a dividend to the city’s operational budget — in 2014 it will grow to $2.5 million.”

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exceeded. More than 400 people registered, and more than 100 have proceeded all the way through the final assessment to qualify for rebates and achieve ongoing energy savings. The coming year, Carmen will continue to promote EcoSave for homes and seek ways to assist businesses and multi-family buildings as well. And, not to be outdone in the creative thinking department, Carmen is researching the idea of a Solar Community Garden. Rather than individuals incurring the expense of installing a solar panel, a garden would allow them to buy or lease a panel and earn a credit on their energy use based on the energy generated by “their” solar panel. Also under Hydro’s purview is the work of Fiona Galbraith, our corporate energy coordinator. Fiona has overseen a lot of work in city-owned buildings, to upgrade equipment and reduce emissions and energy costs.

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By the end of 2014, Fiona estimates we will have reduced GHG emissions by 27 per cent compared to 2007. That’s a significant achievement, for which we are being recognized nationally, and is equivalent to taking 50 cars off the road. And if GHG reduction doesn’t excite you, how about an annual energy savings of $120,000? That’s how it’s supposed to work — do the right thing and get rewarded! As always, the city will host an open house and information session about the financial plan. Come and find out how your taxes are spent, learn about innovative initiatives, tell us what we’re missing, and give us your ideas on priorities or how we can serve you better. That event is Thursday, February 27, so watch for details. Remember when you pay taxes and fees, they don’t go into a black hole where corrupt politicians make crazy spending decisions (at least not in Nelson). Your taxes buy services and invest in your community. Are we getting it right? Donna MacDonald is a Nelson City Councillor. She shares this space with her colleagues around the table.

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Agriculture needs protection As Jack Knox opened in a recent Victoria Times Colonist column, “Farmland development is like virginity: You can say no a thousand times, but say yes once and it’s gone forever.” Provincial Cabinet documents leaked last November revealed Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm’s proposal to move the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) into his ministry, with the BC Oil and Gas Commission given authority to permit industrial activity on agricultural land. The proposed changes to the ALC would dismantle its authority as an independent administrative tribunal, while expanding its mandate to give equal weight to economic development as to agriculture. Two classes of the Agricultural Land Reserve would be created: the status quo would be maintained in the Okanagan and Fraser Valley to Vancouver Island. Few rules would apply to the rest of the province, including the Kootenays and the north. Other changes would affect land use decision making by local governments. Regrettably, these changes would eventu-

ally result in the permanent detriment of the province’s agricultural land base that has been protected for the past 40 years. Farmland preservation has been considered successful in BC because the decision making process over development proposals hasn’t been subject to the crisis of the day or short term profit that would devastate agricultural land for generations to come. To undermine the independence of the ALC would reintroduce the crisis over agricultural land that led to the creation of the reserve in the first place. Because of short term election cycles, political expediency and general lack of awareness about food security, governments have been unable and unwilling to protect farmland. Agricultural land would gradually succumb to the development pressures of proposals considered by elected officials as being more urgent or economically favourable. The Commission has been successful because it’s required by law to look beyond three to four year terms. A report by the Auditor General on the ALC in 2010 highlighted that agricultural

land is an indispensable, natural resource. Less than five per cent of the province’s land base is suitable agricultural land and much less is considered “prime” agricultural land. Once taken over for urban development, farmland is no longer available for food production. “Protected farmland fosters local economic stability and provides environmental services and public benefits. One of the main reasons for any jurisdiction to preserve farmland, however, is to secure food production into the future.” The province’s $10.5 billion agri-food sector comprises both the export of agricultural products as well as providing home grown food to local communities. British Columbia farmers currently produce less than half of the food consumed here. The ALC exists to prevent our communities from realizing one day that we’ve paved over our farmland. While it is equally critical to ensure that our farmers are adequately supported, we can only develop practical solutions if there is still somewhere to farm. Kristin Aasen Nelson

Headline needs some clarification Thank you for running the library’s press release in the February 5 edition regarding reduced subscription fees for Area E residents. The headline that appeared in the print version, “Library lowers some fees: Area E residents benefit from change” could be misleading for some, and I’d like to clarify. Until 2010, only City of Nelson residents contributed to the library through residential taxes (or through rent). Outside areas paid a subscription fee in lieu of taxes.

In 2010 a referendum was held to expand the Library’s service area to include Area E, Area F and Area H from Winlaw south. If passed, these areas would adopt a taxation-based library membership, and residents would pay no additional fees. Area F and South H voted in favour of tax-based library service. Area E did not, opting instead for subscription-based library service. Spread out over the tax base, the portion of tax dollars for

the library would have been relatively small per household as compared to individual subscription fees for Area E residents. The subscription rate as established for the cost of service — even with subsidies for low income families available — creates hardship for some. The library board took a hard look, and this year were able to lower fees by 25 per cent per household and introduce a reduced-rate, limited, nontransferable card for individuals, as described in the press release.

To clarify: only Area E residents pay subscription fees in lieu of taxes. Residents of the City of Nelson, Area F and South H do not pay fees to belong to the library. Of course, anyone may use the library, even without a card. Having a library card allows the holder to take library materials home, download eBooks and downloadable audiobooks, and access online databases. Anne DeGrace Adult Services Coordinator Nelson Public Library

Re: “More smoke-free zones” Nelson Star, January 24, 2014 Now that there is less smoking places in downtown Nelson, you can breathe in smoke free exhaust from the cars looking for parking space. Oh, that was not enough? Wait until the tourists arrive as they drive around the block again and again looking for a place to park so that they can sit down in a restaurant for a meal since they could not find a drive-thru. We have been told that smoking is bad for us. I have read that second hand smoke is worse for us than smoking. In light of this information, I contemplated taking up smoking to protect my health from second hand smoke. Now-a-days there are people who smoke for their health, so it may not be so bad. Maybe in the future you and I will be smoking for our health, but I am not aware of anyone inhaling exhaust fumes for their health. You can thank the council at city hall who unanimously voted to maintain exhaust fumes in downtown Nelson. I guess to have a small town atmosphere, you need small town thinking.

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Editor’s Note: Though Nelson City Council has asked staff to draft a bylaw that would restrict smoking in more public spaces, that process is in the very early stages. There have been no recent changes to where people can smoke downtown. EMAIL LETTERS TO: The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Any written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the BC Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2.

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Community Events Edward Jones is hosting a special women’s dinner seminar entitled “Women and Money” on February 13 at the Hume Hotel in Nelson from 6 to 7:30 p.m. We will have a guest speaker from CI Investments discussing investing from a woman’s perspective and how to achieve your financial goals. RSVP Diane or Margo at 250-352-2254 or diane.tulloch@edwardjones. com by February 10 to reserve your seats.

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A host of local poets will be on hand at Booksmyth Underground this Valentine’s Day — February 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — for “Love Poems on Demand.” Buy a personalized poem for $5. All proceeds go to the artist.

Green Drinks Nelson meets the third Tuesday of every month (February 18) from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mike’s Place Pub. This casual monthly gathering is for anyone interested in sustainability issues. For details see the “Green Drinks Nelson” Facebook group.

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. “Women at the Ready: The Remarkable Story of the Women’s Voluntary Services in Britain during WWII” presented by Patricia Malcolmson on Saturday, February 15 at 10 a.m. at the Canadian Federation of University Women Nelson and District’s regular general meeting. New members as well as those interested in the presentation are welcome. Meeting is at 10 a.m. and presentation begins at 11 a.m. at Louie’s Steakhouse in the New Grand Hotel, 616 Vernon Street. For more info check website: com/site/nelsoncfuw/news. West Kootenay ostomy support group meets on Monday, February 17 at 2 p.m. in the Kiro Wellness Center in Trail. The guest speaker is registered dental hygienist Denise Pawly-

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The Nelson Baha’i community presents Frontiers of Learning on February 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus in Rosemont. The night will include a presentation and video describing the world wide participation of young people in a spiritual empowerment program. For more information contact 250551-4436.

A town hall meeting about the changes to Canada Post will be held Tuesday, February 18 at 7 p.m. at Hume School (310 Nelson Avenue). MP Alex Atamanenko will be in attendance. All are welcome. Please RSVP to Debbie or Brenda at 250-3523538. 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. Vallican resident Rita Moir, working on behalf of the Slocan Valley Historical Society, is scanning snapshots of everyday life in the early to mid-1900s, to ensure that they are preserved. The archival project is funded by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance. Moir will be on hand to show a small selection of photos from the ongoing collection on Thursday, February 20, at Winlaw School at 3 p.m. during the Nelson Public Library’s monthly outreach program. All are welcome at this free slide show. Contact the library for more information, 352-6333.


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 250352-3391 or pick up a complete meeting list at the Cellar during meeting times. Nelson and District Seniors Coordinating Society is a seniors’ one-stop centre for free information on community and services. It also offers affordable help with household tasks. The office is open Monday to Thursday from 10 to 2 p.m. at 719 Vernon Street. Available on Tuesdays from 10 to noon are seniors’ counselling and free income tax service. On Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. learn about elder abuse prevention. Call 250-352-6008 for more information. Fundraisers Pura Vida Foundation’s “Fiesta Family Night” goes Saturday, February 15 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort beginning at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy food, fun and prizes. Tickets are $50 per person, $90 for a couple, or $120 for a family of four, available at Mountain Waters Spa or Kootenay Valley Financial. L.V. Rogers students host a Filipino Feast and Dance on February 28 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Rod and Gun Club, featuring music from Corazon Choir, Clint Swanson, Grant Sutherland, Aryn Sheriff and the LVR Jazz Combo, Swing Theory. Food will be prepared by the local Filipino community. The event is a fundraiser for the Philippines. Tickets are $25 at the Eddy Music and Otter’s books. Workshops Girls Do Ski, Canada’s leading freeski camp for women, is hosting a camp at Whitewater on March 1 and 2. The camp at Whitewater includes lunches at First Tracks Cafe, coaching from some of Canada’s most accomplished professional freeskiers, demos from Salomon and some awesome prize giveaways including a pair of

Salomon Rockettes. For more information see Announcement Oxygen Art Centre is looking to develop partnerships with local businesses that are interested in supporting community arts. Oxygen is eligible for a one-off opportunity through the ArtsVest Program to have any sponsorship over $200, or in kind products committed by March 1 matched in part. For details contact info@oxygenartcentre. org or phone 250-352-6322. Osprey Community Foundation is now inviting applications for 2014 Community Grants as well as Arts Legacy Grants (this year for Media Arts projects.) Deadline for applications is March 28. Visit for info. 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 19). 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. The deadline to return your form is February 28 at 4 p.m. For info call Bob Tremblay, 250-825-9204. 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. 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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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.

The Nelson Civic Theatre’s Thursday night art house movie, in honour of black history month, is 12 Years a Slave, screening at 7:30 p.m. on February 13. For more details see The West Kootenay EcoSociety is delighted to bring the stunning documentary Revolution to the big screen at the Nelson Civic Theatre. This award-winning film will play one time only at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19. Shot in 15 countries over four years this film looks for global and personal solutions to some of the greatest environmental dangers facing us all. Tickets are $10 for the general public or $8 for students, seniors, and EcoSociety members. More info at

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Touchstones Nelson has a new group exhibit in Gallery A called Found: The Art of Re-Use featuring artwork made of re-used or recycled materials by Brent Bukowski (Kaslo), Shyra De Souza (Calgary), Mark Mizgala (Vancouver) and brothers Cedric and Nathan Bomford (Winnipeg and Vancouver Island, respectively). The exhibition continues until May 11. Langham Gallery hosts a new exhibit by Brent Bukowski called Blunt Force Illumination. 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.

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 at the Hume Hotel. Surrey folk stomp band Good for Grapes plays at Spiritbar tonight with Willhorse and Dizzy Spell.





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As part of The Capitol Kids Series, the Capitol Theatre presents Peter and the Wolf on Sunday, February 16 at 2 p.m. This awardwinning 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 250-352-6363.

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 The newly formed Elephant Mountain Community Choir (EMC2) choir will perform at Touchstones Nelson in the beautifully resonant space of Gallery A on Thursday, February 13 at 7 p.m. Led by Vanya Popov, EMC2’s repertoire includes songs in Maori, Sotho and English. EMC2 has been practicing together since October and includes members of the previous choirs led by Aspen and Bree Switzer. The set will be about 30 minutes. The rest of the gallery space and museum will be open to visitors. Kaslo Concert Society presents pianist Maxim Bernard in recital at St. Andrew’s United Church (500 Fourth Street in Kaslo) on Friday,

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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.

Nanaimo poet Peter Culley will read from his poems and speak about his work at Oxygen Art Centre on Friday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The Nelson Public Library goes pink this February. Pink Words: Writers Against Bullying tackles a pervasive problem in an evening of readings by authors Jane Byers, Anne DeGrace and Cyndi Sand-Eveland along with youth writers from L.V. Rogers secondary school on Tuesday, February 25 at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation, with all proceeds to benefit the Nelson and District Youth Centre. Come out, wear pink, and take a stand against bullying.

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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 annual Valentine’s Day burlesque show returns to Spiritbar on Friday, February 14. Get naughty with some of your classic favourites, including Scarlet Mary Rose, Erin Eat Your Heart Out, and Terrantino. Tickets are $25 at the Hume Hotel. West Kootenay power trio Jan Van Gold Band will be at the Silverton Gallery on Friday, February 14 for a Funky Valentine Dance. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 to $15, at the door. On Saturday February 15 from 1 to 3 p.m., Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions features two acts from our southern neighbours, ex-Nelsonite folk singer songwriter Dario Ré from Spokane followed by a female bluegrass and folk trio from Sandpoint with local 10 string mandolinist Roger Luckey.

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”). Juno Award-winning guitarist Jesse Cook brings his blue guitar tour to the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $46.50. Buy online capitoltheatre. or phone 250-352-6363. Victoria ska band Dope Soda plays Spiritbar on Thursday, February 27. Montreal folk rocker Mark Berube plays an early show at Spiritbar on Friday, February 28 with The Bros Landreth. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10, available at the Hume Hotel or (search “Hume Hotel”). Aussie blues surf-rocker Ash Grunwald plays a late show at Spiritbar on Friday, February 28. Doors open at 11 p.m. Tickets are $15, available at the Hume Hotel or online at (search “Hume Hotel”).

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Doing it for the kids Paul Hinrichs, concert promoter for the Hume Hotel (right) and Stephanie Fischer, executive director of the Capitol Theatre (left) present cheques to Valerie Warmington, executive director of the Kootenay Kids Society. Last month Fred Penner was in Nelson performing a kids show and an adults only show. One dollar from each ticket was donated to Kootenay Kids. In total, $563 was raised, $200 from the adult show and $363 from the kids event. Kevin Mills photo

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have learned a good deal more about the Japanese Canadian monument at the back of the Slocan cemetery since writing about it in early December — including its full translation, the names of those it honours, and those involved in refurbishing it. The monument consists of a picket fence surrounding a rock slab with two trees growing out of it and a wooden pillar between them with Japanese inscriptions on all four sides. However, two sides are now illegible. The New Canadian, a Japanese-Canadian newspaper, explained in its September 2, 1944 edition: “Plans have been made by the Slocan Buddhist Mission Society to erect a memorial monument (seireito) in commemoration of the deceased who were cremated at the Slocan cemetery before the New Denver Crematorium was completed. Permission has been granted to erect this monument and work is expected to begin in the near future.” There were no further mentions of the monument in the newspaper at least through the end of the year, nor is it referred to in the city council minutes. (Perhaps permission came from the BC Security Commission, which was in charge of the internment camps.) However, a check of death registrations reveals at least seven people — four men, a woman, a child and an infant — were cremated in Slocan before the New Denver crematorium was established in April 1943. There were some sad cases among them. • Takeo Kinoshita, 9, drowned in Slocan Lake on the evening of July 21, 1942, while swimming with a number of other children. He had only come to Slocan from Vancouver with his family seven weeks earlier. Funeral services were conducted over two days. According to the Nelson Daily News, “Cremation of the body was probably the first conducted at the Slocan centre, and permission for it was granted from Victoria.” • Sadaroku Nakamura, 53, a fisherman, died November 6, 1942 of cancer. • Suyeno Goto, 57, a housewife, died November 23, 1942 after refusing food. • Takejiro Toyota, 83, a farmer, died De-

A monument erected in the Slocan cemetery commemorating Japanese Canadians cremated there in 1942-43 was refurbished in 1986. It has deteriorated considerably since this photo was taken in 1998. Courtesy West Kootenay Family Historians

cember 2, 1942 of a hemorrhage. • Tomehiko Tateishi, 65, a labourer, died December 24, 1942 of cancer. • Sheiguko Takayama, infant, died January 15, 1943 of pneumonia. • Manmosuke Fukumoto, 55, died January 21, 1943 of cancer. I couldn’t find obituaries for any of these people in The New Canadian, as the newspaper stopped publishing around July 1942 in the upheaval of the internment. The first few editions when it resumed publishing at Kaslo that November are missing from the microfilm reel. Two other people who died at Slocan may have also been cremated there, but their death registrations didn’t specify the location. • Kireto Kimiko, 14, died January 6, 1943, although the cause is illegible. • Misako Inouye, a year-old infant, died

April 16, 1943 of acidosis. As for the monument itself, Roger Thickett relates how the Village of Slocan hired him in 1986 to supervise a crew of workers on an Expo grant on various beautification projects, including rebuilding the ball park and renovating the area around the tennis court and curling rink. One day they heard that a number of former internees were coming to Slocan and then-mayor Bernie Czelenski asked him to take the crew over to the cemetery and fix up the Japanese memorial. “It was in very bad shape,” Thickett recalls. “The fence was derelict and the stone cairn was half collapsed. The post in the middle was black with age.” In his childhood it was rumoured the cairn contained cremains or marked the site of burials, but he thought this unlikely (and indeed, it is). His crew took down the old wire fence, which had been reduced to a pile of rubble, and built the wooden picket fence that is there now. Thickett says the old wooden post was given to Bob Barkley, then a village councillor, who planed it to remove all the discoloured wood. Barkley, however, who now lives in Trail, says the post was actually replaced entirely — he’s not sure what happened to the original, but the replica had the same dimensions. Village staff dressed it on all four sides and local resident Fusako Yamamoto painted the Japanese characters — although no one’s quite sure if she was able to make out the old inscription or created a new one. All four sides were still readable when the West Kootenay Family Historians visited in 1998 and had them translated as follows. North side: “Fellow countrymen — Cremated here” South side: “Rebuilt — Slocan — Donated” East side: “May 1969” West side: “Buddha have mercy on me” The latter is a Buddhist prayer for the dead. What’s really interesting, though, is the date. A second translation confirms it Continued on Page 14



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Continued from Page 13 does read 1969, not 1986. So is that when the original marker was put up? If so, by whom? Mrs. Yamamoto’s daughter, Marion Arai, who lives in Vancouver, responded to a request I placed in The Bulletin, a Japanese Canadian journal. She wasn’t aware of her mother’s involvement in the refurbished monument but confirms she was “known for her excellent calligraphy” and printed inscriptions on wooden gravemarkers. Mrs. Yamamoto herself died in June 2000 at 92. Arai was able to shed further light on the cremations at Slocan. “There was an organization of men called Hakko-kai who were to help other Japanese families sent to the Slocan Valley. My father, Takeshi, was


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Mayor Dooley, Chair of the Nelson Police Board, invites interested citizens of Nelson to apply to serve on the Nelson Police Board. This is a part-time volunteer position. Selection of Board Members is based on merit and the criteria include: • reside in the Municipality of Nelson • willingness, availability and capacity to make the commitment of time and effort required to carry out police board responsibilities • demonstrated interest in police and/or related public social services • community, neighbourhood or business involvement in Nelson • ability to communicate effectively with all levels within an organization • ability to contribute to a Board representing the diversity of Nelson’s citizens • ability to make positive contributions to the Board through personal, professional, occupation, business, volunteer or life experience • willingness to undergo a criminal record check and personal suitability interview • understanding of governance boards The City of Nelson Council appoints one member to represent the municipality to the Nelson Police Board with a maximum term of six years. The Board provides independent civilian oversight and governance of the Nelson Police Department to ensure measurable progress towards a safer community. The Board also establishes goals as well as priorities/objectives and develops the budget for the Nelson Police Department, in consultation with the Chief Constable. The Board is also responsible for service and policy complaints related to its Department. Since selection of board members is based on merit, you should have an understanding of governance boards as well as experience in business, financial management, administration, and community development. Please note that each board member has fundamental responsibility to assist the Board in making effective and informed decisions and to direct and support the work of the Nelson Police Department. To express your interest in this appointment, please submit a covering letter and resume in writing by noon on Monday February 24th, 2014, to: Office of the Mayor City of Nelson Suite 101, 310 Ward Street Nelson, BC V1L 5S4 Email to Fax to (250) 352-2131 Please include your occupation, history of community involvement, other relevant history/technical expertise and reasons for seeking appointment. For further information, please visit or (250) 352-8285

very involved,” she wrote. “When a person died in Slocan, a group of men was chosen to cremate the body The site of the cremation was on the road to the mine — a long walk from Slocan and midpoint from Bay Farm. At these cremations, Rev. Tamura was the Buddhist priest present. My father talked of taking certain bones and delivering them to families who requested them.” That road to the mine, I am guessing, is today’s Springer Creek Road. Arai’s memory very closely matches passages in Joy Kogawa’s acclaimed novel Obasan, which is set in Slocan, where the author spent part of her childhood. “Stephen whispers to me that the The monument has writing on all man who is going four sides. to take Grandma’s body up the mountain is called Mr. Draper ... Later in the evening, Obasan, Stephen and I walk down the highway and up the steep road to the old silver mine ... At first it was arranged to send the body to Spokane, but some carpenters told Obasan they would build a pyre and take turns keeping the fire going throughout the night at the old silver mine ... The sun has been long gone ... by the time we come to the end of the trail to the mine. There is a bunk house hidden in the trees where several families live. Farther up behind the rubble, where part of the mine used to be, is a clearing where the men are ...” While James Draper was real — among other things, he was New Denver representative for the E.W. Somers funeral home of Nelson, which built the crematorium — Kogawa says this part of the book was fiction.

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Former Nelsonite Thomas Middleditch will appear in the long-waited comedy series Silicon Valley debuting April 6 on HBO. But this weekend, people got a first online look at the show’s trailer. The series is a dark comedy and a mocking take on the tech scene in Silicon Valley created by Mike Judge of Beavis and Butthead and Office Space fame. Along with co-creators John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, the series follows a misfit group as they tackle day-to-day life in the California-based computer world. Middleditch, an L.V. Rogers graduate who graced the Capitol Theatre stage and often worked with local director Richard Rowberry, plays introverted programmer Richard. “What if we built our own company,” says Middleditch in the teaser as he claims to be one of the types of guys often bullied. Middleditch has popped up on several television series including The Office and had a minor

Nelson’s Thomas Middleditch is appearing in the HBO comedy Silicon Valley airing in April. This weekend, a sneak peek of the long-awaited show was released. HBO screencap

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À croquer jusqu’à la reliure Par Angeline Castonguay-Breton, libraire au Québec Voici quelques suggestions de livres pour les 10 ans et+ par notre libraire préférée au Québec. Bonne lecture!

Les aventuriers du très très lointain, Fergus Bonheur, Paul Stewart et Chris Riddel, Milan 2013, à partir de 10 ans

L’odyssée miraculeuse d’Édouard Toulaine, Kate DiCamillo, Scholastic 2006, pour toute la famille

C’est l’histoire de Fergus Marcus Bonheur, 10 ans, élève du bateau-école Betty-Jeanne, heureusement gratuit, puisque sa mère, malgré plusieurs emplois, ne peut lui offrir mieux. Fergus est petit, mais agile et surtout intelligent pour son âge. Il n’a pas connu son père, embarqué sur un navire qui n’est jamais revenu, mais il se dit qu’il pourrait à son tour parcourir les mers et avec un peu de chance rendre la vie de sa mère plus facile. Jusqu’au jour où un mystérieux message lui parvient d’un oncle inconnu qui le met en garde contre un grand danger. La nuit suivante c’est un cheval mécanique ailé qu’il lui envoie, Fergus décide de prendre le risque et saute sur son dos. Le cheval l’emporte vers des contrées lointaines, mais où il trouvera des réponses aux questions qu’il n’a jamais posées.

La vie est douce pour Édouard, lapin de porcelaine fait sur mesure pour la petite Abeline qui l’adore. Le seul problème c’est qu’il ne voit que lui et ne pense qu’à lui. Jusqu’au jour où il sera égaré par sa propriétaire. Une grande aventure commence alors, le miracle du hasard fera son œuvre et Édouard apprendra qu’à l’intérieur de son corps fragile se cache un cœur capable d’aimer autre chose que sa petite personne. Son histoire est celle de l’amour, de la compassion et de la perte. Un conte d’une beauté exceptionnelle, qui est fait pour rapprocher les gens. Que vous soyez jeune ou vieux, vous serez transporté par ces personnages et vous voudrez savoir comment l’histoire se termine.

Les moitiés d’Alice, Judith Itzy, Alain Stanké 2014, 11 ans et plus Ce sera une année riche en émotion pour la jeune Alice. Après un déménagement, elle se retrouve dans une nouvelle école, où elle ne connait personne. Elle doit surmonter ses craintes du rejet, mais comme dit sa tante Astride, « Si tu connais ta peur, alors tu peux l’affronter ». C’est ainsi qu’Alice ira jusqu’au fond des choses et découvrira des personnes qui la rendront plus forte pour les épreuves qui sont à venir. À la maison c’est un peu les montagnes russes quand son père est là. Alice essaie d’être parfaite, mais n’y parvient jamais. Elle a cette manie de ne jamais manger plus que la moitié de ses repas, ce qui exaspère ses parents. Mais dans la vie tout finit par s’expliquer et la révélation d’un secret de famille longtemps caché changera tout pour notre jeune héroïne. Avec ce brillant premier roman, Judith Itzi met en avant toute la lucidité que les enfants peuvent avoir malgré leur apparente naïveté. C’est un roman léger, mais qui parle de sujets forts, tels que l’amitié et la différence. Une lecture rafraichissante qui vous fera passer du rire aux larmes.


Un livre qui se lit aussi facilement qu’il se regarde, puisque brillamment illustré. Ses auteurs ont une maîtrise incroyable du suspense et savent nous garder accroché jusqu’à la fin et même plus. Heureusement, car les histoires des aventuriers du très très lointain ne font que commencer.

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Après la mort de sa mère, David, 12 ans, est de plus en plus seul. Son père se remarie et un demi-frère fait son apparition. Il ne lui reste que sa chambre pour se réfugier dans les livres laissés par sa mère. Des contes fantastiques où des créatures sont terrassées par des héros plus grands que nature. Par une nuit, David entend sa mère l'appeler depuis un passage dans le fond du jardin. Malheureusement, il tombe dans le piège d’un être machiavélique et est prisonnier d'un royaume peuplé de personnages tout droit sorti des contes qu'il chérissait tant. Il devra retrouver le roi qui possède le livre pouvant le ramener chez lui. Sera-t-il en mesure d'affronter ses peurs et de retrouver le chemin de la maison ? Dans ce livre nous retrouvons tous, grands et petits, l'imaginaire des contes classiques. L'auteur mélange habilement humour, ténèbres et merveilleux. Une aventure qui vous promet des frissons. Bonne lecture

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Landmark Bakery, and president of To add some excitement to the Bitcoin launch, Abbey says he will be one of the first businesses in Canada which is for sale with a Bitcoin price. “The bakery is for sale and I will also consider accepting 390 Bitcoins for this transaction.” To add Bitcoin acceptance to your business contact Crawford at or or call 250-353-8733.

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Neil Murdoch Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Nelson 49 35 9 1 4 75 Beaver Valley 47 34 10 1 2 71 Castlegar 49 21 23 2 3 47 Spokane 50 21 25 0 4 46 Grand Forks 45 16 25 2 2 36 Eddie Mountain Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Creston Valley 48 35 11 1 1 72 Kimberley 50 27 21 2 0 56 Fernie 49 23 20 0 6 52 Golden 49 15 30 1 3 34 Columbia Valley 49 12 27 3 7 34 Okanagan/Shuswap Conference Doug Birks Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Kamloops 47 38 8 0 1 77 100 Mile House 49 23 20 0 6 52 Chase 48 24 22 0 2 50 Sicamous 48 21 24 0 3 45 Revelstoke 48 8 36 0 4 20 Okanagan Division TEAM GP W L T OTL P Kelowna 48 31 14 0 3 65 Summerland 47 28 15 1 3 60 Osoyoos 48 26 21 0 1 53 N. Okanagan 47 22 23 0 2 46 Princeton 47 14 27 0 6 34

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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Nelson retains four-point lead for first place over Braver Valley

Leafs split weekend series Kevin Mills Nelson Star

If you didn’t know the regular season was still going, you would have thought it was a playoff game. The first-place Nelson Leafs played host to the second-place Beaver Valley Nitehawks on Friday night and skated away with a 6-2 victory before one of the largest crowds of the season at the Nelson and District Community Complex. The game had everything — high intensity, hard hits and plenty of scoring. The Leafs got off to a fast start, taking a 3-1 lead in the first thanks to goals by Kyle Clayton, Jamie Vlanich and Carson Willans. Nelson Leafs forward Jamie Vlanich gets stopped by Beaver Valley Nitehawks netminder Grayson Sharpe It was a lead the Leafs would during the Leafs 6-2 victory on Friday night. Kevin Mills photo never relinquish. Willans and Vlanich both really came together and shut tain the Nelson offence to just lead over Beaver Valley for top spot in the Neil Murdoch diviscored again in the second pe- them down. When you shut one goal. After a scoreless first period, sion of the Kootenay Internariod and Alec Wilkinson added them down defensively, things a marker in the third to round come together offensively,” said Beaver Valley’s Sheldon Hub- tional Junior Hockey League. the Leafs goalie. bard opened the scoring in the The Leafs only have three out the Leafs’ scoring. The Leafs and Beaver Valley second, beating Nelson net- regular season games left before After the game, Leafs netthe playoffs. Beaver Valley has mider Brad Rebagliati, who played again the next night, this minder Rebagliati. The score remained 1-0 until five games to go. stopped 13 of the 15 shots he time at the Nitehawks rink. Before the game, Rebagliati the third. Nelson’s next game is Friday, faced, said games against the had thought that winning the Wilkinson scored the only February 14 at the NDCC when Nitehawks are always intense. “We’re kind of rivals and opener would give the Leafs an goal for Nelson, but the Ni- the Grand Forks Border Bruins advantage. tehawks Ryan Edwards also come to town. Puck drops at 7 we play a hard “It was very bulged the twine, on the pow- p.m. game, as you LATEST SCORES important to erplay, to net the winning goal. The Leafs final two games can tell by all win the first Rebagliati was strong in net are on the road. The first is on the penalties Friday, February 7 one, espe- for Nelson, stopping 43 of 45 February 15 at Grand Forks and out there,” said Nelson 6 Beaver Valley 2 Castlegar 6 Grand Forks 2 cially at home. shots that came his way in the the final game of the season is Rebagliati. Spokane 3 Fernie 1 Last couple of loss. Beaver Valley’s goaltender, another contest in Fruitvale, In all there Osoyoos 9 Princeton 4 games, we’ve Brett Clark, earned the win against the Nitehawks. were 25 penstruggled in stopping 31 of 32 shots he faced. That contest may be a one alties on the Saturday, February 8 their rink so we The Leafs have a four-point game showdown for first place. night, including Nelson 1 Beaver Valley 2 Kimberley 3 Spokane 2 definitey have two 10-minute Castlegar 6 Grand Forks 2 to come out flymisconducts, Kamloops 5 Kelowna 3 ing and we have both to the Nito expect them tehawks. Sunday, February 9 Spokane 6 to be a different “It was a very Creston Valley 5 (OT) team in their physical game. barn.” They’re a big But this time team and they it was the Nitebring the body, hawks who ended up victorious, so we have to match them.” Despite scoring six goals, in defeating Nelson 2-1. The contest was the complete the end Nelson won the game opposite of Friday night’s tilt in with defence. “I thought defensively, our Nelson. On Saturday, the Beaver Leafs goaltender Brad Rebagliati tries to see though a pair of Beaver forwards and our defence, we Valley squad managed to con- Valley players. Kevin Mills photo


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

AWAY SAT. FEB. 15th 7:00 PM vs. Grand Forks Border Bruins

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“Cash Diet” Challenge!


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Week 1 was a success! Participants realized they were spending a lot more money on the little things in life than they had realized or accounted for. This week’s focus is going to take the participants from the mindset of thinking they should or could be doing something differently, but what and how? To identifying where changes can be made. Week #2 Challenge; The participants have been given budgeting worksheets, with the help of these, they are required to track everything that they purchase, and I mean everything and every detail! Participants had the task of defining what their current weekly budget is …. Let’s see who is living within their weekly budget? They also have the task over the week to come up with a “threshold” dollar figure that they are going to give themselves for non-essential purchases. BONUS CHALLENGE; they are asked to “pay themselves” every time that they restrain themselves from making a purchase, allowing them to see, visually the reward. Want to learn more about the “cash diet” and talk to Emily Tucker, come see her at the Financial Trade Show February 20th 2014 @ The Prestige in Nelson 2pm – 8pm

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Nelson Leafs goaltender Brad Rebagliati has decided to get rid of his long locks. The local player will be collecting pledges Kevin Mills photos from people to have his hair cut on March 15. Funds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Brad Rebagliati of the Nelson Leafs is raising funds for research

Goalie to cut hair for cancer

Kevin Mills

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He’s used to facing pucks flying at him at high speeds, but next month Brad Rebagliati will face a new challenge — hair clippers. The Nelson Leafs goaltender has agreed to cut his long locks in an effort to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. “March 15 is when I’m doing the hair cut,” said Rebagliati. Anyone attending a Leafs game will likely have noticed that Re-


bagliati has a bit of a ritual before each period. He removes his mask, pours water on his face, shakes the hair from around his eyes and puts his mask back on. It remains to be seen if he needs to do that after his trim. Donation forms will be available at the next Leafs home game (Friday, February 14) for people to make pledges. “We just really want to raise money and help a great cause.” The event is being called Nel-

son Leafs Cut For A Cure and more players may decide to join in. While he’s not sure, Rebagliati said he thinks he’s convinced Blair Andrews to cut his hair as well. “Everyone has been touched by someone, a family friend or whatever, who has had cancer. For me it was a good friend growing up and then my grandmother had cancer. “I mean, I’ve been growing my hair for quite a while so I just figured it was the right thing to do,” said the netminder.

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Wear red to Valentine’s ski event

e hope you all got out and enjoyed some fun snow-filled family day activities this past week. It is so great that there is still so much wintertime fun to be had. The Nelson Nordic Ski Club is hosting its 12th Annual Valentine’s Night Ski on Friday, February 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be music by Brian Rosen (Kootenay Music Award Winner 2012) a bonfire, fireworks and wish lanterns, hot apple cider and treats. Please supply your own cups, lighter for the wish lanterns, and donations of a non perishable food item for the Nelson Food Cupboard. Donations of baked goods and fruit or other items would be greatly appreciated for the evening event. Remember to wear red and to please car pool. This is such a great event, you will not want to miss it. q In just a short time, Nelson will be hosting to two major hockey tournaments. From March 15 to 22 (spring break) the Nelson Minor Hockey Association (NMHA) will host the BC Hockey Tier 3 Championships. Eleven teams from around the province are competing. The game schedule will be posted on the NMHA website. Single game admission is $2 per person. Single person week admission is $15. Family pass week admission is $20. Check the NMHA website for where tickets can be purchased. q The West Kootenay Minor Hockey playoffs for the divisions Atom Development, Atom B, Peewee House, Bantam House, Bantam Rep, Midget House and Midget Rep begin February 21. q Nelson Minor Hockey hosts their annual year end banquet and awards ceremony at Mary

Hall on April 1. Contact president@nelsonmha. ca for details. q A month later, from April 10 to 13, the Nelson Leafs will be hosting the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup, the BC Hockey Championship for Junior B Hockey. The champions from the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL), the Pacific International Junior Hockey League (PIJHL), and the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) along with the host team compete in the tournament. Tickets can be purchased at the Leafs games or by emailing q Looking ahead, rhythmic and artistic gymnasts, dancers, hoopers, acro yogis, and circus performers are encouraged to contact Gisele at rhythmics@telus. net or 250-505-1812 regarding participation in the upcoming National Gymnaestrada 2014 in Calgary from June 29 to July 1. The group is looking for participants of all ages and levels to join the group called the Nelson Community Display Team. The National Gymnaestrada is a festival of movement involving traditional and non-traditional gymnastics disciplines, dance, acrobatics and more. It is a true celebration of non-competitive Canadian gymnastics that takes place once every four years. Participation also qualifies the group to attend World Gymnaestrada in Finland in 2015. The group is a blend of rhythmic and traditional gymnastics and hooping with members from ages nine to adult. We are choreographing an artistic, fun, high energy, Nelson flavoured routine. Looks like fun. q Last but not least, remember Nelson youth soccer registration deadline is March 1. Get registered now and benefit from early fees.

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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!

The staff at Nelson Health Unit recommends these great reads: • •

Never Go Back by Lee child Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning

I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb

Tell the Wolves I’m home by Carol Rifka Brunt

The Dinner by Herman Koch

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

The Dove Keepers by Alice Hoffman

The Josephine B. Trilogy by Sandra Gulland

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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


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Agnez says she found this past week of the Challenge to be “really long”, and no wonder, she worked out eight times! Agnez is really enjoying it and is going to work with Kirsty on making better food choices. Here is the glowing report from Kirsty:

more aware of her dietary habits. She will also try two new cardio circuit sequences to keep boosting her caloric expenditure. “Our team at the studio loves working with Agnez and we know she will be successful in this challenge. Keep up the great work Agnez!” says Kirsty.

“Agnez had another amazing week, completing three mat classes and two Reformer classes, as well as three cardio workouts on her own! She is slowing increasing her Reformer resistance and moving to heavier springs. Her confidence is really showing as she starts to increase level of difficulty in her matwork. “ This coming week Agnez will keep a food journal so she may become TARA KING & BRAD OUCHI working with MASTER DEAN KOOTENAY CHRISTIAN MARTIAL ARTS

addition to the Tae Kwon Do with Dean. She focused on stretching to help increase her flexibility for Tae Kwon Do.

The only couple in training are kicking the GetFit Challenge, literally! Brad sums up the week as “Kick, Kick, Kick, Kick! That is how I would sum up this week’s training.” This week was a very positive experience involving training and diet. At Tae Kwon Do lots of kicking reps were thrown. “In three short weeks I have noticed an increase in my flexibly, and I can now touch my toes,” says Brad.

Both Tara and Brad are committed to keeping up this fantastic work.

In addition to the work outs they are both noticing rewards from eating a healthier diet, and not eating after 7pm. Tara even did something she has never done before, she worked out at home in

CAROLYN THOMSON working with KAILA KAUFMANN BAMBU HOT YOGA Carolyn had a fabulous week and attended three hot yoga classes, went cross-country skiing and went on a run. All this with three kids and work! Carolyn feels her strength and balance are improving, however her flexibility is moving at a much slower pace. Carolyn says “I find that the more classes I go to the more I understand each

CHERESE GUILLE working with ALI POPOFF - POWER BY YOU According to Ali, Cherese is “killing it”! The end of last week marked the half way point of the GetFit Challenge and Cherese is finding that getting up at 4:30am is becoming second nature. Imagine that? Cherese went to five morning classes and did two 5km runs on her “rest” days. Cherese says “I really enjoy the crossfit classes as they are always something different. You never know what to expect when you walk in and look at the workout board. Ali and her team keep the workouts intense and exciting. Being conscious of my eating is becoming more natural. I no

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Master Dean is very pleased with Brad and Tara and says “they continue to work hard and do not shy away from any of the training, including some tough classes not for beginners . One of my goals for them if for them to test for their gold belt before the end of challenge.”

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longer reach for something salty or sweet to snack on. Ali has me eating three filling meals a day, so I no longer feel I need to snack.” Cherese is feeling great and has more energy than she did before.

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Cathy could have easily not worked out this week as she fought a bad head cold and cough. However, she pushed herself and did two Personal Training classes at home with Adele, and two Small Group Training classes, and even went for a power walk. Cathy says “Adele is very passionate about keeping good form and strengthening your core and she modifies the exercise so I can do them. I find my clothes are looser and everyday movements seem easier to perform.” Adele is noticing how much stronger Cathy is getting and is very happy with her progress.

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It is looking like Iris is going to finish Wild Woods Yoga & Wellness Dedicate 28 Challenge, as part of the Get Fit Challenge. She is on the road to complete 28 classes in 24 days! Iris has increased her water intake to two and a half litres per day, and is eating breakfast every day. Regarding the workouts Iris says “it was another gratifying week at the yoga studio. The intensity of the poses is increasing with each class as is my alignment with the assistance of such an excellent diversity of skilled yoga teachers.”

Brittanya says Iris “is committed and persistent, and I love it! She is really getting a feel for the poses and has been working hard our more movement and strength oriented classes. This week we will focus a little more on self care to nip an oncoming cold in the bud - more relaxation, sauna time, and self love - so that she’ll be charged up to power through to the end of the challenge! Keep up the awesome work!”

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CAREERS in Trucking. Well established Chip Hauler offers steady employment with Extended Benefits, Pension Plan, Direct Payroll deposit and more to U.S. Capable Class 1 drivers with clean abstracts and verifiable mountain experience. Apply online: or fax resume: 250-3572009 For further information 1888-357-2612 Ext:230 START NOW! Complete Ministry approved Diplomas in months! Business, Health Care and more! Contact Academy of Learning College: 1-855-354-JOBS (5627) or We Change Lives!


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Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: “BLUE VALENTINE” Only one of the deeply romantic and moving tracks on “Vignettes”, the newly released CD of original piano music composed and performed by well-known local musician, VANYA POPOV (aka “Johnny Popoff”) Be sure to warm your special Valentine’s heart - look for “Vignettes” in various local outlets, or call 250777-1037 or 250-442-5397.

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Live in Argenta or Meadow Creek & drive to Kaslo? People in your area are looking for the Nelson Star!!!! Could you pick up a few papers in Kaslo and take them back with you? Call Liz at 250 352-1890 Nelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resources Centre Drop in Wed. 12-2 pm at 719 Vernon St., Nelson For info: 250 352-6008; or visit

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



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MERCHANDISER WANTED Permanent Part Time Position in Nelson, approx 8 – 12 hours per week Some heavy lifting involved $12.50 per hour Apply to Box # 8 c/o The Morning Star, 4407 - 25th Ave, Vernon BC V1T 1P5.

BALDFACE - Assistant Cat Ski Guide Baldface Lodge in Nelson BC is looking for an energetic Assistant Ski Guide. You should bring integrity and professionalism to the job while creating a fun and safe environment for our guests to create the ultimate ski/boarding vacation. Shifts are 7days on and 7 days off now through the end of the 2014 season. Qualifications: *Certified Ski/Snowboard Guide (Level 2 CSGA or ACMG Apprentice Guide) *Level 2 Avalanche Technician (Canadian Avalanche Association) *Advanced First Aid Attendant (80+ hours) *2+years experienced mechanized ski or snowboard guide (cat skiing preferred) Compensation: $225+ per day depending on qualifications and experience plus food and accommodations for 7 day shifts at the lodge Please send resume and cover letter to and use “Assistant Ski Guide” as subject line.



Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Class 1 Drivers for the Castlegar area. Applicants should have LTL & P&D driving experience. Please drop resume and current drivers abstract to: Ashley at our Castlegar Terminal. 1360 Forest Rd Castlegar BC Van-Kam is committed to employment equity and environmental responsibility. We thank all applicants for your interest, previous applicants need not to apply.

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HALCYON HOUSE SITE MANAGER Job Summary: The Site Manager reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for the organization and supervision of the operation of Halcyon House in accordance with applicable policies and procedures. Responsible for collaborating in the planning, organizing and directing the provision of excellence in the delivery of tenant centred approach to care. Responsible for overall assessment, determination of tenant status, care planning, interventions and care evaluation when tasks are delegated. Maintains and provides documentation and records related to the operation. The Site Manager is responsible for general operations, personnel supervision, clinical supervision, tenant responsibilities, social programs and quality and assurance planning. Requirements: • Completion of a recognized training program of Licensed Practical Nurses • Current licensure with the BC College of Practical Nurses • Food Safe Level I • First Aid • Minimum of 4 years of experience in a combination of Acute Care Setting and experience in a Long Term Care setting • Some supervisory/leadership experience an asset • Physical ability to carry out the duties of this position • No criminal record Successful candidate will be a team player, with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with tenants, family, the public, medical staff and members of the team. To apply please submit resume by 4:00 pm on February 19, 2014. Mail: Halcyon Assisted Living Society Box 100 Nakusp, BC V0G 1R0 Attn: Human Resources Fax: 250-265-3378 Email: In-person: 205-6th Ave NW, Nakusp, BC

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Longbeach, 2 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, washer & dryer, large garden, pets welcome, ample parking, close to mail, school, Nelson bus. Furnished or unfurnished. References required/ $1200 + utilities. 229-2729; MODERN 2-BR 2-Bath home on acreage near Balfour 5-app Pet OK $950 250-229-4947 NELSON- 2 bdrm executive waterfront home, 6 mile Nelson, partially furnished. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $1700+ utils. (250)825-4471 or 250354-9434.

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Nancy Greene ski event the biggest ever

Race attracts 170 participants

The Nancy Greene ski race for kids under 12, held at the end of January at Whitewater Ski Resort, was considered to be a big success. With 170 participants a new record was set for Nancy Greene races at Whitewater. Whitewater racers ripped it up and brought in many medals and great results. Whitewater had four teams of multi-aged athletes that placed well and all athletes went home with ribbons. There are no individual awards for the U10 age groups but for the U12 athletes there was a lot of hardware for Whitewater. The local club had six boys and six girls in the top 10. For the girls there was Aliza Jones in first, Zarah Murray in second, Sophie Hickson in third, Gretchen Lewandowski in fourth, Adrianna Wilson in sixth, and Sierra Pardoe in seventh. Boys results were Yael Oosthuizen in first, Alex Murray in second, Henry Leishman in second on the second run, Nathan Gaffran in fourth, Coda Punchard in fourth on the second run, and Kell Digiacomo in sixth. The day of skiing started crisp and sunny for the 170 racers.

Last month’s Nancy Greene ski race attracted 170 young skiers to Nelson’s Whitewater Ski Resort. Submitted photo Nearly one-third of the participants enjoyed a “home race,” while the other two-third travelled here from Red Mountain, Phoenix, Salmo and Summit Lake. While the racers checked in with their coaches and took off to check out the slalom/grand slalom course at Sluice Box, 50 volunteering parents of the Nancy Greene racers set up the scene. The first participant exploded out of the start gate at 10:30 a.m. The last one finished at 3 p.m. after her second and final race.

In between those times impressive results were set, not only by speeding racers like nine-year-old Cayenne Caney who had a fascinatingly fast run, but also by tiny little racers, aged four and five who got their first taste of ski racing, following their mother through the gates, or completely ignoring the gates and speeding down in a straight line. While many other Nancy Greene programs suffer from a decline in numbers, Whitewater’s Nancy Greene team is thriving.

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Get your ticket early! We sold out last year WHEN: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2 6:30 - 10:00 PM WHERE: MARYHALL, SELKIRK COLLEGE


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 and hors d’oeuvres 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.

Tickets on sale now for $30! Available at Nelson Star, Cotton Creek Clothing & Dig Garden Centre! Tickets are $30 until Feb.28. $35 on March 1. Price includes cocktail hors d’oeuvres, a glass of wine or beer. Cash bar to follow. Tickets will not be available at the door.

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February 12, 2014 edition of the Nelson Star