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Nelson council is following the City of Trail’s lead by declining to take part in a Castlegar-funded initiative to develop a strategic plan on acute care — for fear such a plan would endorse a central hospital model for all acute care and jeopardize surgical services offered at Kootenay Lake Hospital. Castlegar recently hired consultant Jim Gustafson to solicit input from the 30 local governments in the Kootenay Boundary Health Region regarding future Interior Health investments in acute care planning and potential future capital investments within the region. A questionnaire distributed by Gustafson was discussed at a recent Nelson city council meeting, where Mayor John Dooley was quick to point out that Castlegar’s strategic planning initiative isn’t endorsed by Interior Health nor the West Kootenay Boundary Hospital Board. He suggested responding, as the City of Trail did, with a letter outlining support for the status quo of maintaining acute care services at both the Nelson and Trail hospitals. “We support the model that Interior Health has offered up to refurbish the existing facilities,” Dooley said. “The last thing we’d want is a loss of our [hospital] site in Nelson.” The mayor, who represents Nelson on the hospital board, is worried Castlegar’s effort will disrupt the cohesion of the hospital board that took years to achieve. “In my opinion, this particular type of initiative plays right into the hands of Interior Health. They’ve leveraged the fracture in the West Kootenay Boundary area for many, many years,” he said. In a report to council, Gustafson wrote that the mission of the strategic planning process is to “advance discussion on acute care services and infrastructure amongst local governments” and “will not determine what or where investments are necessary.” Gustafson plans to finalize a strategic plan by September, then present it to the hospital board, Interior Health and the province. The current two-site hospital model for acute care allows some daycare surgeries to be performed at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson, while more involved procedures that require overnight or longer term care are performed only at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail.

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Spirited Stuffy Olympics Students at South Nelson elementary school got into the Olympic spirit Wednesday with their teddy bears in tow. The Stuffy Olympics was a display of creativity and sport. See story page 2. Kirsten Hildebrand photo

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It was a bright sunny day for Nelson’s own Olympic event that saw South Nelson elementary school students getting into the spirit, stuffies in tow. Each student brought a little stuffed friend to school Wednesday morning decked out in Olympicinspired gear. In the afternoon, the entire school got involved in the team-building exercise that featured nine events such as bobsledding, hockey, figure skating and slope style skiing organized by the Grade 4/5 class. “There’s a great energy in the school right now,” said the organizing teacher. “Everyone is enjoying getting into the Olympic spirit.” Children, likely with a little help from the big kids/parents, put a lot of effort and creativity into outfitting the chosen stuffy with Olympic-style gear. A cut out pop bottle mounted on cardboard skis, a shoebox stuck to a skateboard and even little tinfoil skates were some of the creations that graced the Olympic stage. Some were beautifully decorated for team spirit. Overall, duct tape appeared a common building supply. Sophie Harris seemed to be enjoying the warm and sunny day outside with her team dubbed the “Glitter People.” Their float-style stuffy carrier was one of the bigger competing creations. Turning their design into reality was as much fun as the event, she said. “We used up all the glitter in the art room,” said Harris slyly. Most students preferred the events that involved sending their stuffed friend sailing down hill. But some stuffies refused to stay on course — some abandoning their mechanics altogether instead choosing to tumble down the hill. But no one was disqualified. In fact, the more spectacular the bail, the more the children cheered.

Olympic spirit shone as bright as the sun at South Nelson elementary school Wednesday afternoon. Students held a Stuffy Olympics with nine events organized by the Grade 4/5 class for their schoolmates. Kirsten Hildebrand photos

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Several local arts organizations are looking for financial support from businesses, after being approved for a matching incentive offered through a national program called ArtsVest. Offered for the first time in the Columbia Basin, ArtsVest is a project of the Torontobased charity Business for the Arts. Its goal is to encourage small and medium-sized arts organizations to find businesses to sponsor their projects by teaching them how to put together proposals and offering to match the amount they collect from new business partners before March 1. Eight Nelson-area organizations are taking part in the program and have been preapproved for different levels of matching grants. The Capitol Theatre and Oxygen Art Centre are eligible for up to $10,000; the Kootenay Literary Festival, Slocan Valley Historical Society and Ymir’s Tiny Lights Festival can each collect $5,000; and Touchstones Nelson, Nelson Civic Theatre, West Kootenay Regional Arts Council could get between $1,000 and $4,500. Each participating arts group took part in a free training seminar this past fall on how to approach potential business sponLEY sors and, in January, they found out how much matching funding they’d been pre-approved for. Now the race is on to find businesses to donate before the deadline. Both in-kind and cash donations are eligible to be matched by ArtsVest. Roger Ley of the Nelson Civic Theatre is no stranger to asking businesses to contribute to fundraising efforts and has already exceeded the $2,500 available for matching grants. “The feedback I’ve heard from businesses is that they’re asked to donate to all sorts of groups, so you really need to be able to give them a good reason to support your project over something else,” Ley said. Generally it’s easier for brand new ini-

The Capitol Theatre is one of eight Nelson-area arts organizations taking part in the ArtsVest Sam Van Schie photo program. tiatives to attract the interest of business donors compared to ongoing projects. Over at Oxygen Art Centre, director Miriam Needoba, said she was able to bring a new business partner on board by earmarking the funds they donated to the development of a new youth arts festival. “They were interested in seeing more spaces and activities available for youth and basically we said, ‘if you can fund it, we’ll make it happen,’” Needoba explained, adding that she’ll be able to NEEDOBA leverage that base funding from the business to attract other grants for the project from traditional funding sources. Oxygen hasn’t yet reached its total available for matching grants and is still interested in hearing from other companies interested in sponsoring something at the artist-run centre. ArtsVest BC program manager Kathleen Speakman said there’s good reason for businesses to align themselves with arts groups. “It’s one of the more effective modes of


reaching customers and building business,” she said. “For the local grocer or the local realtor, it’s a way of building their brand and to have people recognize them as a business that values the same thing their customers do — the arts.” Carla Stephenson, director of the Tiny Lights Festival, said the ArtsVest program changed her view on business partnerships. She learned how much businesses could benefit from sponsoring an event like Tiny Lights and that made her feel more confident when approaching new potential funders. She’s currently reached about 70 per cent of the total available for the matching grant and is still looking for a few more donors. “Partnering with a festival or an arts organization can be great for the business, not only for exposure but for community outreach, it gives them an opportunity to directly talk to potential clients in a fun atmosphere,” Stephenson said. “With dwindling government grants available for the arts, partnering with local businesses is a great way to elevate both business and the arts.”

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Postal workers call meeting SAM VAN SCHIE Nelson Star Reporter

Local postal workers are organizing a town hall meeting in response to Canada Post’s plan to end door-to-door delivery and increase stamp prices. The Crown corporation announced in December that it would implement these cost saving measures over the next five years, while also reducing its labour force by between 6,000 and 8,000 people. Nelson’s Brenda Muscoby-Yanke, president of Canadian Union of Postal Employees local 790, believes Canada Post should have done more public consultation before making its decision and wants people who oppose the changes to have the opportunity to have their voices heard. The town hall meeting is Tuesday, February 18 at Hume elementary school at 7 p.m. There will be an expert panel — including Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko and CUPW Pacific Region Office spokesperson Cindy Lee and others yet to be confirmed — who will answer questions from the audience. Representatives from Canada Post declined their invitations to attend.

Local postal workers have organized a Town Hall meeting for Tuesday, February 18 at Hume File photo elementary school. But Muscoby-Yanke said attendees can drop off letters and sign a petition that Atamanenko will deliver to the federal minister in charge of the postal service. “We’ve won lots of battles, but we have to stick together,” she said, citing British Columbia’s successful repeal of HST legislation in 2011. “Personally, I don’t want to see my mother having to struggle to get her mail when

she could have it brought to her box at her home.” Muscoby-Yanke believes Canada Post is using skewed statistics to justify reducing services and said union members at the meeting will share their perspective on whether mail volumes are down and how many people currently use community boxes. They also have their own ideas about how Canada Post could increase its revenue through diversifying its services to more than just mail delivery. One idea, given the number of existing outlets across the country, is to offer full banking services on par with other national banks, which it used to do before 1968. “This day in age, people need more services not less,” Muscoby-Yanke said, adding that making it less convenient and more costly to receive deliveries by mail will likely discourage some from using the postal system. She’s expecting a large turnout at the town hall meeting and encourages everyone who has questions or concerns about changes to postal service to come out and have their say.

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Unionized staff at the Nelson Public Library has ratified a new three-year contract. The deal was reached January 8 between CUPE Local 339, the library board, and the City of Nelson. The last contract expired December 31, 2012 and the new agreement runs through the end of 2015. Negotiations started last October. The 18 library workers will see a two per cent wage hike retroactive to mid-2013 and additional increases for 2014 and 2015, resulting in an overall 5.1 per cent increase. The raise is consistent with the union’s parent local for other city CUPE employees. According to the city, the deal also provides benefit improvements while helping to reduce costs associated with sick leave. The city has yet to come to terms on three other union contracts.

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Nelson creates collection of favourite reads in annual effort

Compiling a list of top titles KIRSTEN HILDEBRAND Nelson Star Reporter

Everyone loves diving into a great book. But what if the stack of waiting novels has diminished and book club is on hiatus. Inspiration isn’t matching aspiration. Well, look no further than an effort that aims to put a list of good books made by Nelson’s avid readers in the hands of Nelson’s avid readers. In its third year, Nelson Reads is looking for nominations for top books that Heritage City residents think everyone should read. A list of great reads comes in handy for that “drought time” when inspiration to read is lacking direction, said Nelson Public Library’s Joanne Harris. “Some people like to do all the research to find that perfect book to read. Others just want to be told, ‘read this,’” she said. Nomination forms are available in the Nelson Star and there are four categories in which peo-

Joan Exley (left) and Joanne Harris have some good reads in hand. Kirsten Hildebrand photo

ple can suggest a good read: children’s book, young adult book, adult fiction and adult non-fiction. Nominations should include a brief description about why the book was enjoyed and fit to share. “This is all about sharing your favourites,” said Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy’s Joan Exley. If past lists are any indication, Nelson’s tastes in literature range

from the obscure to best selling books. Sharing a beloved book means a shared understanding as well which creates bonds over the written word. “There is something about the common shared experience of diving into a good book,” said Exley. Harris said it’s gratifying to see

the exercise well received in past years as people enter the library list in hand. Chosen books are also put on display should the library have them in the stacks. Nelson Reads is also open to school classes that want to share. Classes are asked to share five books they think are good reads. This allows for a thoughtful group effort that encourages discussion. Nelson Reads is sponsored by CBAL, Nelson Public Library, Nelson Star, and Otter Books. The deadline for entries is February 28 and they can be returned to The Learning Place (lower level of City Hall), Nelson Public Library, the Star, Otter Books or by email to There will be a draw for a bag of books for one lucky entrant in each category — an added bonus to sharing a wealth of knowledge about great books. Once compiled, the list will be on display at locations where entries can be submitted. Happy reading.

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“They have been printing beautiful glossy magazines for a number of years, including an annual wedding magazine,” said Bennett. On the west side of the Kootenay, each Black Press publication has typically done an annual wedding section. “We have done one in Nelson for a number of years.” But going broader allows more regional feel. “One story in particular in the magazine highlights that couples are using wedding services from several West Kootenay communities,” said Bennett. West Kootenay Bride is a full-colour glossypaged celebration of the wedding. Covering everything from the all important dress and hair

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Black Press offices are abuzz about a bride — West Kootenay Bride. The newspaper group’s first wedding magazine issue is hot off the presses and hitting the hands of brides-to-be and wedding lovers around the West Kootenay. “We are thrilled with the look of the first wedding magazine,” said Nelson Star publisher Karen Bennett. Black Press was inspired to launch a magazine division in the region after seeing the success of a similar endeavour in the East Kootenay.

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? WHO WILL BE NELSON’S 2013 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR? The Nelson Knights of Columbus are seeking nominations to recognize an individual who has made the greatest contribution through volunteerism. Nomination forms and cover letter are available at Nelson City Hall, Chamber of Commerce and Baker Street Mens Wear Nominations close at 4:00 p.m. February 28, 2014


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OF THE WEEK Have you been caught up in the excitement of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games?

Middle schools

Conversations amongst parents have been going on for several years now, many of us make our education decisions so that we can avoid the school. A ‘middle school’ division for children at their developmental stage in life is an old convention that could change Nicole LeBlanc Charlwood

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The vision to reconfigure Trafalgar and the Nelson Family of Schools was a slickly presented idea from a school board and administration in hot financial water. Supposedly the manoeuvre was to save the board hundreds of thousands of dollars and there was a big carrot presented — a new “super school” being built in uphill. Keith Todd


Should city council have allowed more drive-thrus to be located in Nelson?

Grade 6 to 8 in one building is not a good idea... Puberty is filled with cliques, worries of self image, and many other insecurities. Young girls dressing inappropriately, countless accounts of bullying, when 11 and 12-yearolds have this to look up to they automatically feel that they have to become “cool” and be more grown up. Alecia Maslechko

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Prescription pot pretense ending

n April 1, medical marijuana growing licences expire across the country, and only licensed commercial growers will be able to legally fill a prescription for pot. Ottawa is moving to clean up the mess it created by issuing medical licences all over the country. Since then, municipalities have complained that small-scale medical licences have been greatly exceeded, with many used as fronts for a criminal drug trade that has made BC infamous around the world. How big is the problem? There are about 38,000 Canadians licensed to carry marijuana for medical purposes, and half of them live in BC Their permission to grow their own or buy it from designated small-scale growers is withdrawn in a couple of months. Here’s a look at the community level. Police in the Fraser Valley suburb of Maple Ridge estimate that it alone has 500 properties licensed to grow pot. No, Maple Ridge is not a world hotspot for glaucoma or arthritis. It is historically known for its secluded properties and as a base for BC’s prison system and the

province’s Hells Angels. Police have only an estimate because Ottawa’s bungled medical pot scheme conceals the location of licensed growers from provincial and local governments. RCMP Insp. Dave Fleugel told Maple Ridge council last week that his detachment will first target medical growers they know are linked to organized crime. But it’s difficult to determine which are legal and which are not. “This has the potential to cripple the courts,” Fleugel said. “Something is going to have to take a back seat if we are going to go after all of them.” The police and fire department have proposed an amnesty or grace period, allowing people to disclose their location and have it properly dismantled without penalty, to help deal with the volume. This mess was created by Ottawa in response to a court ruling that forced them to make medical pot available.

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The Harper government remains trapped in a failed war-on-drugs mentality that prevents any innovation or even common sense. Then there is the circus in Vancouver, where self-styled princes of pot exploit the confusion of the medical marijuana law to run an Amsterdamstyle retail trade. Cannabis Culture, the pot and propaganda empire built by Marc Emery before he was jailed in the US, rants about the government’s “war on patients,” amid garish ads for “pot by post” and exotic weed varieties. “By Health Canada’s own estimate, the cost will increase from $5 per gram to $8.80 per gram — going up by nearly 400 per cent,” its website warns. Apparently smoking lots of weed is really bad for your math skills. Dana Larsen, who spearheaded the illconceived and failed decriminalization petition last year, heads up the serious-

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looking “Medical Cannabis Dispensary.” It has done so well at its location in the drug bazaar of East Hastings Street that it’s got a branch office on Vancouver’s west side. Its official-looking forms have a long list of conditions where only a confirmation of diagnosis is required. In addition to genuine conditions such as side effects of chemotherapy, it includes anxiety, psoriasis, spinal cord injury and even “substance addictions/ withdrawal.” And did you know you can get a vet’s note to buy medical pot for your pet? Larsen has boasted about the exotic offerings of his stores, including “watermelon hash oil” at $150 for 2.5 grams. Wow man, that’s like 400 million per cent higher! Fittingly, this farce goes back underground on April Fool’s Day. Medical users can only order shipments from an approved commercial producer. — Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press.

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Brought to you by Dock N Duck Pub-Grill-Take-Out SLUGS: To the local politician who I saw driving HUGS: Hugs to the kind gentleman living on upper Balfour Ferry Landing: A Tasty Escape for the whole family and turning left onto the 600-block of Front Street, Silica who helped me get moving after I parked up off Hall Street. You had one hand on the steering there on glare ice on a sunny New Year’s Eve. He wheel and were talking on your cell phone. Please chopped, dug, and directed me how to move the don’t show this example to our children. Drive car until I got out of my fix. safe.





HUGS: Hugs to everyone who works hard to keep our senior residents safe in all the senior complexes across BC and make sure our fire systems are working and up to date. Clutter is a huge fire hazard. Make sure that your apartment doesn’t pose a risk should a fire occur, putting everyone else in danger. With what happened in Quebec, we should demand that this be part of inspection protocol by fire inspectors. SLUGS: Gargantuan slugs to the speeding moron who raced by a Good Samaritan, who was trying to get a big beautiful dog off Granite Road on Sunday night. Even though he had his emergency flashers going and was obviously stopped on the road, in your moronic disregard of posted speed limits and possible emergency, you blasted by this fellow striking the dog with fatal force. After turning around you returned to pick up the broken pieces of your pickup grill and screamed obscenities at the fellow who had tried to rescue the poor beast, then sped off into the night like the uncaring moron that you will always be remembered as! HUGS: Hugs to the schools for taking our kids to the hill.

HUGS: Hugs to the kind lady who assisted me when I was having car trouble in the credit union parking lot on Wednesday. It was very much appreciated! HUGS: Huge hugs to our wonderful snow blowing and shovelling fairy. It was such a nice surprise to come home to a clear driveway and stairs and to see all the neighbours done as well. We feel so grateful. — Loving our new neighbours SLUGS: I’d like to give out slugs to all the people who litter, but especially those who throw out food on our streets. As a dog owner, I have had the displeasure of trying to stop my pet from eating half a discarded hot dog, or chocking on a chicken bone because people carelessly toss them from their car windows. Show some respect for your neighbourhood, it’s not your personal trash bag. SLUGS: Slugs to the viruses that are making all my friends sick. I miss my friends. HUGS: I just wanted to give a hug out to my best friend who has been there for me, especially in the past few months, your help is so appreciated.

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Cycling can be a challenge For three reasons, riding bicycles is very challenging. Bikes are tempting and will sit there or hang in their garage splendor waiting for spring, the tire pump, a bit of polish and the ready cyclist. Some riders resist and are tempted to use studded tires and warm clothing. The second challenge is the cyclist’s understanding of how to ride alongside and share the road with other road users. The third challenge is a driver’s need to review her or his knowledge of safe driving and to be a part of the transformation of commuting. Not forgetting, as North Americans, we commonly look to other countries for inspiration: frequently, Holland and Denmark. I learned how to navigate quite early, and, as an 11-year-old in England, took national cycling proficiency tests, and learned about courtesy, where to be on the road, and how to move over in plenty of time for any other road user. In Holland children at the age of 12 are required to take a bicycle road test. I would encourage us to ask our politicians and city councillors to initiate healthy policies around

shared road use. A cycling proficiency program could be a great start for spring. It is hard to expect tolerance when so many cyclists dodge about, disregarding rules and then demand a place on the road. Others are in jeopardy because of these antics (children as well). Unfortunately a dangerous few vehicle drivers are simply not willing to share the road. However, beyond all the stories I have avoided sharing, there is a strong health component to cycling. I can’t think when I have seen a cyclist who isn’t happy, breathing well and quietly being part of a special event — commuting, racing, trail riding or walking a few blocks with bike in hand. The cyclist, so studies show, is extending her or his life. I have met so many special people locally, in England and in other Canadian cities. Cycling is a fabulous chance to meet people. So, in the interim, my best advice is to be well seen and to have lights, a bell and a good mirror. Finally, do obey the rules of the road, be courteous, and bike often. Adrian Rollins Nelson

Keep your hands off the ALR Re: Changes to the Agricultural Land Reserve Dear Minister Pimm and Members of the Cabinet, recently at our community hall’s 100-Mile

potluck, an 89-year-old farmer blessed the meal. She told us that by growing local food again, we are returning to a life lived close to the land we live on, and to a stronger

local economy. In my 40 years here, I have seen our economy lose its agricultural base, and now am witnessing its return. That is only possible

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because of the Agricultural Land Reserve. Were it not for the reserve, these lands would have been broken up and sold to the highest bidder. It would be impossible for young local farmers to revitalize our farm economy and culture. In our area of the Kootenays, we are proud to see young people staying here instead of fleeing to opportunities elsewhere. They are growing food and very successfully selling it at local markets. We see locally inspired courses on chicken raising, hog raising, and market gardening. We see a local co-op store with a budget in the millions contracting with local farmers to supply greater and greater amounts of product. We see local restaurants once more featuring local food and paying farmers decent prices for it. We see local dairies, truck farmers, and slaughter houses succeeding because of a consumer demand and support for local farming. Count me as one of the citizens demanding that the province keep its hands off the ALR. And in that same context, count me as an opponent of the Site C dam, one of the nastiest pillages of productive farmland this government could come up with.

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his award recognize businesses and business leaders in Nelson and Area that have achieved excellence in the community through their efforts and initiatives. The recipients are business people that display a sustained commitment to positive business development, economic growth, as well as community support initiatives. Judges for the NDCC Business Excellence Awards are established or former established members of the business community who will not benefit in any manner based on who is selected. Identities of the judges will be kept confidential. Voting will take place through promotional inserts in the Nelson Star as well as through the Chamber of Commerce membership, and online at Discover Nelson. Winners will be invited to, and announced at the NDCC Annual General Meeting Thursday, March 27, 2014. To be held at the New Grand Hotel in Nelson.

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The business stands out among peers in the business community as a lead ing organization both in its approach to business and in service to the community. The businesses should demonstrate true business excellence in overall operations, including customer service, employee relations, marketing, innovation, innovation and community contribution.

All hospitality tourism businesses or organizations within the NDCC catchment area are eligible. This business has consistently delivered a top quality product or service that has enhanced the tourism or hospitality sector in Nelson and area. May promote or host an event that encourages visitors to use Nelson and area as a destination. • Must have been in operation at least two years • Ex: Festival, Accommodator, Hospitality-Tourism Stakeholder

The BUSINESS OF THE YEAR should have demonstrated a high level of success through: • Customer service • Growth and profitability • Sales and marketing • Strategic and tactical planning • Employee satisfaction • Community supporter

Professional Service Excellence Award A Nelson and Area business that provides services to its clients. The recipient demonstrates a consistent adherence to the highest quality service and support for their clients • Must have been in business at least two years • Must demonstrate an exemplary level of professional service • Must demonstrate a strong and consistent client base • Ex: lawyers, doctors, dentists, Realtors, business consultants, hairdressers etc.

Retailer Excellence Award A Nelson and Area business that is proactive to market trends. Carries a variety of products, and is willing to stand behind those products. The business will have established a strong relationship with its customers and staff, and provides exceptional customer service. • Must have been in business for at least two years • Must demonstrate a passion for their business

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Community Events 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.

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’s 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.

On Saturday, February 15 the Heart and Stroke Foundation will host demonstrations of the Automated External Defibrillator at the entrance to Walmart (next to the food court) in the Chahko Mika Mall, as part of its annual Heart Month Campaign.

“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 inter-

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ested 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: 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 Pawlyshyn, For more info, please call 250-368-9827 or 250365-6276. 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 250-551-4436. 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. 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.

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

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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. Interested in supporting Nelson’s downtown vitality? Join the Nelson Business Association every Thursday at 8 a.m. at the Kootenay Coop meeting room above Hipperson’s Hardware. 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 250-352-6333. Nelson Bicycle Co-op is hosting an info night on Saturday, February 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. at 502B Lake Street (next to Tu-dor Locksmith and across from Community First Medical Clinic). Come see the new space where anyone can come to learn and have access to tools for repairing and maintaining their own bike. Refreshments will be provided. Trans Connect presents “Gender Expressions Coffee House” on Saturday, February 22 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Expressions (554 Ward Street). Come enjoy and support our local talent — music, poetry, art, and more. Admission is by donation and proceeds go to Trans Connect, a program providing support and resources to trans* folks in the Kootenays.

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 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.

SEEDS Sunday Gardening Series at the Lakeside Park greenhouse on February 23 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. For details contact Lee at 250-352-3870.

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 20).

DPAC presents “Parents’ Night Out — ­ Nurturing Your Child’s Sense of Self Esteem and Body Image.” This is a free event being offered at Mt. Sentinel secondary school on Tuesday, February 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and is recommended for parents of girls and boys in Grades 5 and up.

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.

Kootenay Youth, a new organization to promote youth activities in the community, is hosting a free public launch event for its new website on Friday, February 28 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Touchstones Nelson. All are welcome to come and learn more about their upcoming projects.

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).

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. 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 Grans to Grans member Sharon Henderson will travel to sub-Saharan Africa in March to take part in an educational trip organized by the Stephen Lewis Foundation. You can support Sharon and the work of the Grans to Grans by donating Aeroplan points for her trip. Details at To include your event in the online calendar visit Or email reporter@ to add your event to the community calendar.

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April Verch Band Trio returns to the Capitol Theatre T

he Capitol Theatre Season Series is proud to present the April Verch Band on Saturday, February 22 at 8 p.m. April Verch performed to a full house on the Capitol Theatre stage during her Steal The Blue tour in 2011. She is back with her new album and all of the spunk and precision that goes into her breathtaking fiddle playing, percussively infectious step dancing and sweet singing. Her ninth album, Bright Like Gold, captures a woman who’s fleshed out her identity and is in full command of her gifts, a woman who has grown from a prodigy into an enduring artist — one of music’s most unforgiving public transitions —with grace and grit to spare.

Verch has become the first woman to win both the Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship and Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition; she represented Canada’s fiddling tradition performing at the opening ceremonies at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. April Verch tours as a trio with Cody Walters on bass and new member Hayes Griffin. Hayes is a phenomenal young player who just completed his master’s degree in contemporary improvisation at the New England Conservatory. The April Verch Band is an energetic, virtuosic, tradition-celebrating outfit. It is Ottawa Valley meets Old-Time Appalachia — crack fiddling, electric step dancing, sweet singing! Tickets are $25 for adults or $20 for student and Capitol season subscribers. Buy online at or phone 250-3526363.


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The band is just coming back from Mexico and will be amped to share what they have learned down there. “Locarno’s approach is so genuine and so welcome for audiences who enjoy great song writing, a respect for tradition, a searching musical curiosity, and virtuoso performance skills. Their compelling blend of Mexican, Cuban and North American popular music delivered with exuberant energy is a winning combination” writes Michael Juk from CBC.

edgy and contemporary than usual. The music could be compared to Manu Chao, Ozomatli or Rodrigo and Gabriela but, although there are similarities, it is truly original and a new flavour in the Latin music genre. Landa was born and raised in Mexico City to a Mexican father and a Canadian. For the past few years he has been writing and recording the material for his project Locarno. His goal is to create music which is heavily influenced by Mexican music but using the elements and musicians around him in his hometown of Vancouver. Locarno’s debut recording, Una Mas Y Ya Nos Vamos ("One More and We’re Gone") was released in June 2011. It is receiving a great from fans and already reviewers agree that indeed Locarno is “adding exciting new flavours and blends to Latin music.” Don’t miss the opportunity to experience Locarno live. You’ll find yourself singing their praises too. All tickets are $20, available online at or phone 250-352-6363.

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The Jan Van Gold Bans presents — live in 3D — "My Funky Valentine" all-ages dance party on Friday, February 14 at the Silverton Gallery, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Jan Van Gold Band is an original alt-rock power trio, mixing progressive arrangements with a classic, retro-psychedelic twist. Jan's guitar sound has been compared to Hendrix, SRV, Clapton and Cooder, with vocals reminiscent of Joplin and Slick. Visionary groove-laden songs move easily from strong funk dance beats to odd time signatures to slow improvisational guitar, bass and drums, often within the same song. Adding a social consciousness to emotionally driven lyrics that mirror life's moments with the unique Stanway Brothers rhythm section, Hunter on bass and Kevin on drums, you have the globally loved sound of The Jan Van Gold Band. Special guests for the evening will include Howard "The Grizzly" Bearham on saxophones and percussion and a surprise new act called The 77. If you like to dance to blues, jazz, funk and rock, you won't want to miss this event. Tickets are $10 to $15 at the door. For more from The Jan Van Gold Band, look them up on Facebook, Soundcloud, Reverbnation, Youtube or CBC 3. Editor: Sam Van Schie

Nelson's James Lamb and Vancouver's Christa Couture will kick off a tiny tour of the BC interior with a concert in Nelson this Wednesday. The pair's friendship was born out of a young East Vancouver community of songwriters in the early 2000s. Their lives have intersected again and again through music, and now they're finally touring together for the first time. Known for his dynamic compositions and well respected musicianship, James Lamb has toured and lived throughout Canada. His 2012, Kootenay music award-nominated album Imagineering met high praise throughout the Canadian folk music community. Christa Couture is back on home turf this winter, after the launch of her album The

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Living Record saw her touring through Europe and scoring top ratings from the British music press. The Living Record is a one-of-a-kind album overflowing with a colossal range of tempos and textures, giving voice to the immense spectrum of emotions one experiences while soldiering on through grief. It was written in the aftermath of unimaginable tragedy — in a span of four years Christa's two young sons died under separate circumstances. Yet, for as much heartbreak as Couture has endured, her life has been anything but two-dimensional. James Lamb and Christa Coutur will be at John Ward Fine Coffee on Wednesday, February 19. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.


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munity had as many artists in it as poets,” Culley said, adding that his work as a freelancer for Publisher’s Weekly and the Vancouver film festival lasted until the demise of paid freelancing “and the explosion of venues where one can publish for nothing.” Culley advises that “anybody who wants to be a serious poet should also be writing prose because it’s the only way to learn the difference.” Culley’s appearance, part of Oxygen’s Presentation Series, is free ($5 donation appreciated) and open to the public. The Oxygen Art Centre is located at 320 Vernon Street (alley entrance).


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Robin Kristopher is a vintage stylist who blogs at Watch for her on the streets of Nelson looking for fashionable folk to feature here.


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Annual General Meeting for the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons, Nelson’s local dragon boat team. Hume Hotel Monday, February 24, 6:00pm. Please contact Dorothy at 250-551-3104 for more information. All women(not just cancer survivors) are most welcome.

An open invite to discuss changes to your CANADA POST Tuesday, February 18, 7:00 pm, Hume School, 310 Nelson Ave.

Everyone Welcome!

EcoSociety movie night


How did this happen, and what will it take to evolution is a film about changing the change the course that humanity has set for itself? world.

The film documents the true-life adventure of environmentalist Rob Stewart, acclaimed director of Sharkwater, as he continues his remarkable journey. It follows him through 15 countries, where he discovers not only that sharks are in grave danger — but humanity itself is at risk. The West Kootenay EcoSociety is bringing this stunning film to the big screen with high definition picture and sound. It will screen one time only at the Civic Theatre on Wednesday, February 19. From the coral reefs in Papua New Guinea and deforestation in Madagascar to the largest and most environmentally destructive project in history in Alberta, Canada — Revolution reveals that all of our actions are interconnected and that environmental degradation, species loss, ocean acidification, pollution and food/water scarcity are reducing the Earth’s ability to house humans.

As he travels the globe to meet with the dedicated individuals and organizations working on a solution, Stewart finds encouragement and hope, pointing to the revolutions of the past and how we’ve evolved and changed our course in times of necessity. The film arrives in Nelson at a critical moment, as two key pipelines move closer to government approval. The US Department of State released a report last week stating that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would not increase carbon pollution from Alberta’s tar sands. Earlier this year, the National Energy Review Panel recommended that Canada’s cabinet approve a proposed pipeline from the tar sands to the rugged and pristine BC coast. Both pipelines are opposed by environmental groups concerned about the impact of tar sands oil on habitat and climate change. Revolution screens at 7:30 on Wednesday, February 19 at the Nelson Civic Theatre. Tickets are $10 for the general public or $8 for students, seniors, and EcoSociety members. The proceeds will be split between the West Kootenay EcoSociety and Rob Stewart’s educational efforts to bring awareness to the environmental issues and conservation projects. Left: Rob Stewart speaking at Powershift Canada. 2.833" x 5"


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.

Call 250-551-4436 for more information

call for project proposals Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is accepting project proposals for funding consideration from Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs for the areas of: Electoral Area A Electoral Area B Electoral Area C Electoral Area D & Kaslo Electoral Area E Electoral Area F Electoral Area G & Salmo

Electoral Area H Electoral Area I Electoral Area J Electoral Area K City of Castlegar Town of Creston City of Nelson

Village of New Denver Village of Nakusp Village of Silverton Village of Slocan

Application guidelines and forms are available at: • RDCK main office in Nelson • Municipal offices in each community • Online at • CBT website at For information contact Judy Madelung at 1.250.352.8170, 1.800.268.7325 or Deadline for proposals is 4:30pm, Monday, March 3, 2014. Late applications are not eligible for consideration. Administered and Managed by: Regional District of Central Kootenay Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson BC V1L 5R4. Phone: 250.352.6665 Fax: 250.352.9300

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Feel good in your skin The following is an excerpt from wellness instructor Robin Flynn’s upcoming class “Radiant Skin Care:” The skin is the body’s largest organ and goes greatly under appreciated. This tri-layered organ weighs seven to 10 pounds, and holds all of our insides in. It is our seen barrier, that defining line that separates the whole of nature, and our individual self. It protects us from disease and the daily onslaught of particles, bacteria, fungi and so much more. It heals wounds, repairing and renewing itself, all out of its own nature. It also breathes and absorbs the medicine in sunlight, fresh mineral rich water, and the kind touch of another. Truly, the skin is remarkable and as we will explore in class, our skin can also use love in order to enhance the brilliance of its nature. The skin is made up of three layers. The outer most layer is called the epidermis. The middle layer the dermis, and below the dermis lies the skin’s foundation, called the subcutaneous layer. These three layers work in harmony to form healthy beautiful skin. The first step in supporting your skin is what you put into and on your body. The skin will be the last

place the body will move nutrients, so it is a great barometer of how nourished your system is. It also is where the body will move to rid itself of toxins. It is constantly communicating about the interior landscape of your physical being. Most women in our culture put over 200 different chemicals on their body. Many of the chemicals still used in most beauty care products have been linked to issues ranging from irritation, to allergic reaction, to lowered immunity, as well as being carcinogenic and challenging on the system. All in all, the more you can do to remove toxins from your environment, the better your body can do its job of self-repair and rejuvenation. Here’s a recipe that is 100 per cent healthy for your whole system. Enjoy! -Robin Flynn, Kootenay Co-op Wellness Instructor and owner/ operator of Wild Radiant Health. To find out more about Robin’s “Radiant Skin Care” or other upcoming classes like “Spring Mojo” and “Healthy Weight” visit www. or pick up a copy of the wellness class pamphlet at the Kootenay Co-op’s customer service desk.

Make your own honey face mask “Honey helps to draw impurities out of the skin and is favoured for both dry and oily skin. It helps to soothe, heal, and nourish the skin. It is good for lackluster skin, enlarged pores, and blackheads… Use only raw honey that is righteously shared with the bees.” (Beauty by Nature, Mars pg. 198.) Raw honey is an ancient medicine that has so many uses that no home apothecary should be with out it. For the skin it is a master substance that is antibacterial and an antiseptic. In Cleopatra’s time, honey was used to treat wounds and other skin disorders. When honey is applied, the fluid from the wound mixes with an enzyme in the honey to create hydrogen peroxide which slowly is released and kills bacteria. This slow process promotes healing and reduces scarring. It is also an amazing treatment for burns. I like it for the face because the naturally rich enzymatic action of the honey helps to slough off dead cells and leaves a glowing healthy skin afterwards. It’s also super gentle, which is great for all skin types!

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Basic ingredients 1 Tbsp raw local honey 5 drops fresh lemon juice Additional Admixtures (Just add one to the mix above) ½ tsp fresh or dried E3Live blue green algae ½ tsp cacao powder ½ tsp fresh comfrey, nettle, burdock, or plantain maceration Method Mix in a small container with a lid where it keeps for two weeks (sometimes longer if no fresh juice is added.) Paint on the skin in a paste that covers the skin, but does not drip off. Leave it on for about 20 minutes, then wash it away with warm water.


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Specializing in Greek cuisine, fresh Mediterranean Style Roast La mb served nightly. Come try our world fa mous fish‘n’chips, a Nelson icon for over 25 years. Gourmet burgers, wraps and sandwiches. We offer a wide selection of vegetarian dishes. Join us for every occasion.

Daily lunch and dinner specials. Something new every day!

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Save-On presents Recipes of the Week

Elegant Camembert with Cranberry Chutney Ingredients 1 6 oz round of fresh Camembert ½ cup prepared cranberry chutney (or flavour of your choice) ¼ cup toasted chopped pecans Fresh cranberries, figs, Medjool dates and kumquats (optional) Fancy crackers of your choice

Method Slice Camembert in half horizontally. Spread chutney on bottom half. Sprinkle with toasted pecans. Cover with top half of cheese. Just before serving, garnish serving platter with fresh fruit of your choice, leaving a space for the warm cheese. When ready to serve, place cheese in a microwave-safe dish and microwave uncovered on medium power for 1 to 2 minutes, or just until cheese begins to soften slightly. Do not overheat or it will become runny. Transfer to the garnished serving platter. Makes 6 servings.

Cooking Tip To serve, top Camembert with a sprig of holly, cranberry or parsley sprigs and serve with crackers or sliced baguette for dipping. For more recipes visit:


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The Nelson Civic Theatre weekend movies (February 14 to 18) are Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit about a CIA analyst who uncovers a Russian terrorist plot, screening Friday and Sunday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Tuesday at 9:15 p.m. and August: Osage County about adult siblings who return to their childhood home during a family crisis, screening Friday at 9 p.m., Saturday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The Thursday night art house film on February 20 at 7:30 p.m. is The Broken Circle Breakdown. 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


Early Bird Registration Ends Wed, Feb 19!!

The Nelson Civic Theatre breaks out the glitter for its first birthday and the Oscars, with a week of Oscar-nominated films and a party, of course. Everyone is invited to watch nominees The Broken Circle Breakdown, Philomena, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, and Ernest and Celestine (February 20, and February 26 to March 2). On Saturday, March 1, the “Nelson Hustle” Oscar party and screening of the movie American Hustle is a chance to dress up in '70s glam, with food, fun, and prizes, for 19 and up. The week culminates with a live satellite feed of the Oscar Awards on Sunday, March 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit the much-needed concession upgrades. Details at


As part of The Capitol Kids Series, the Capitol Theatre presents Peter and the Wolf on Sunday, February 16 at 2 p.m. This award-winning performance stays true to the original story and music created by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936 which familiarizes young people with the instruments of the symphony orchestra. Tickets are $12.50. Buy online or phone 250-352-6363. The Capitol Theatre presents Tara Travis’ Monster Theatre with Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII. The Betrayed Wife. The Scheming Wife. The Peacemaker. The Ugly German. The Slutty One. The One in Love with Someone Else. Six queens. Six love stories. Six deaths. One Actress! You’ve never heard the story told like this. Tara’s performance is absolutely astonishing and is reason alone to see the show on Sunday, March 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults or $20 for students. Buy online capitoltheatre. or phone 250-352-63634.


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.


Kaslo Concert Society presents pianist Maxim Bernard in recital at St. Andrew’s United Church (500 Fourth Street in Kaslo) on Friday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at $22 are available at Figments in Kaslo or at the door. School age children are admitted free when accompanied by an adult patron. The 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's Dance. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 to $15, at the door.

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.

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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 capitoltheatre. or phone 250-352-6363.

monday - Sunday open 3pm-9pm, will stay open later for parties! over 20 musical instruments to choose from to play anytime Every Friday join us for the Country & Bluegrass Jam


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. Admission is free and donations for the bands will be accepted. 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 capitoltheatre. or phone 250-352-6363. 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 (search "Hume Hotel"). Christa Couture and James Lamb play John Ward Fine Coffee on Wednesday, February 19 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. For ticket info contact Vancouver gypsy band Blackberry Wood returns to Spiritbar on Thursday, February 20. Ticket info at the Hume Hotel.

100 Athletes, 27 Coaches, and 4 Officials from the Kootenays (Zone 1) will be at the Mission 2014 BC Winter Games February 20 - 23.


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 or phone 250-352-6363.



An amazing documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Rob Stewart. 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.

Wednesday February 19th 7:30 pm Nelson Civic Theatre

Victoria ska band Dope Soda plays Spiritbar on Thursday, February 27. Ticket info at the Hume Hotel. 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”).

Nelson Star Friday, February 14, 2014

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Local freeride skier has enjoyed two first place finishes

Cooke conquering the ski runs

Kevin Mills

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It’s been a good four weeks for Nelson skier Trace Cooke, despite suffering a knee injury. In January, the 18-year-old freeride skier won his first adult event when he took top spot in Verbier, Switzerland during Freeride Week. After the high of his first win, Cooke suffered a sudden low when just a few days later, he injured his knee during a practice run. He hit a boulder which was hidden by the new foot of powder that fell at Verbier. After a quick examination, it was established that Cooke suffered a small tear to a few ligaments in his knee. He wisely took some time off and allowed the injury to heal — at least a little. But on February 1, he was back in contention for top spot and won his second Swatch Freeride World Qualifier (FWQ) race, this time in Chamonix, France. Now, back in Nelson, Cooke took some time off the ski hill to talk with the Nelson Star about his most recent victory. “I’m one of the youngest skiers at 18. The age category goes to like 35 so there are some pretty experienced riders,” he said about the competition in France. “Having injured my knee two weeks before the race, I was pretty much playing it safe the week before,” he explained. Cooke said he wanted to save as much as he could for the actual

Nelson’s Trace Cooke has been enjoying a great month in Europe. The local freeride skier has earned two first place finishes and is hoping to qualify for next year’s word tour. Facebook photo competition so he was dedicated to resting and icing his knee as much as possible. He decided that two days before the competition he would go out riding to test the knee out. It wasn’t 100 per cent but he made the decision to compete. It turned out to be the right move. “I had to learn how to tape my knee and use a knee brace, tensor bandage and pain killers,” said Cooke.

He then got the opportunity to go out on the course and check the run beforehand. “I scoped out a pretty big line but I’m the kind of skier that I don’t really want to go easy. I came all the way to Europe so I was definitely going to go for the win.” He said he was nervous before his run, because of his knee, but once the adrenaline kicked in, it all went away. “Right out of the start gate I hit air

that nobody else did and I could just hear the stoke and everyone cheering behind me and that got me fueled up for the rest of my run.” But there were some scary moments for the local skier. After hitting another big cliff he went up in the air and landed on his bad knee. “I could feel it, just a little bit. A little bit of pain and I was like ‘OK, hold it together, hold it together, nice, next air’ that kind of thing just talking to myself ... I pretty

much talked my knee all the way through it.” At the end of his run, Cooke knew he had hit every jump right. “The crowd was going nuts and some guy ran up to me and tried to speak French to me and tried to interview me.” Cooke doesn’t speak or understand French. “I’ve skied a lot of competitions before, but I’ve never had such a good feeling as when I came through the finish line. I knew that was probably the best run I’ve ever skied.” But Cooke had to sit and wait after his impressive performance. He was one of the earlier competitors and had to watch as about 90 more skiers try to beat his score. None of them did. Now back in BC, Cooke will remain in Nelson for a few weeks before heading out to New Mexico for another competition, followed by events in Castle Mountain in Alberta and the final competition in Big Sky, Montana. His goal is to finish in the top three in North America in order to qualify for the world tour. The last time he checked, he was sitting in sixth place, but the rankings change rapidly as more races take place. “In my mind, if I can podium in at least two of those comps, I think I have a pretty good shot at the world tour.” As for his knee, he still feels the odd twinge, but he’s confident it will hold up.

Horswill to play for UVic

Linden Horswill will be playing hockey for the University of Victoria next season.

Nelson native and Leafs forward Linden Horswill will be playing hockey for the University of Victoria next season. Horswill has another year of eligibility with the Leafs, but has decided to pursue his education. “My dad went to UVic and apparently they have a really good business program there that I’m going to try and get into,” explained Horswill. He doesn’t plan to head out until next semester so Horswill will finish off this season, and the playoffs, with the

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Leafs. He knows that this weekend’s series of games is big. With only three matches left, the Leafs are hanging on to a two point lead over Beaver Valley for top spot in their division. The two squads meet for the last game of the season. “Lots of guys are looking forward to the Beaver Valley game. But if we don’t win the next two, the last game won’t matter.” The Leafs play tonight at home against Grand Forks.


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

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

AWAY SAT. FEB. 22nd 7:30 PM vs. Beaver Valley Nitehawks

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Friday, February 14, 2014 Nelson Star

“Cash Diet” Challenge!


Participants have been chosen!

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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

Emily Tucker Consultant (250) 352-7777

Invites applications for

1. 2014 Community Grant Applications Deadline March 28th

2. Arts Legacy Grant Applications for Media Arts Deadline March 28th

Call or email Emily Tucker 250-352-7777 ext 241 Follow Emily and the challenge online

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 Friday Night book club suggests these great reads: •

“Behind the Beautiful Forevers” by Katharine Boo

“Flight Behaviour” by Barbara Kingsolver

“Moons of Jupiter” by Alice Munro

“1Q84” by Haruki Murakami

“Half-Blood Blues” by Esi Eduguyan

“A Visit from the Goon Squad” by Jennifer Egan

“The Cat’s Table” by Michael Ondaatje

“The Beauty of Humanity Movement” by Camilla Gibb

“Religion for Atheists” by Alain de Botton

Nomination Form Author’s Name _____________________________________________ Book Title _________________________________________________ Category: (check one) Children’s book Young Adult book Adult Fiction Adult Non-Fiction Tell us why this book is a great read: _____________________________

Feb 20

Commercial Vehicle Inspection (CVIP)

Feb 21

Feldenkrais: Improving Your Eye Fitness

Feb 22

Digital Camera Part 1: How to Use It

Feb 22

Digital Camera: Advanced

Feb 22

Intro to Clay

Feb 24

Advanced Clay

Feb 25

Power to Parent: Vital Connection

Feb 27



Sports First hard-hitting roller derby contest of the year

Season opens with a bang The Castlegar campus of Selkirk College still doesn’t know what hit it on Saturday. After a full day at a roller derby referee and officials’ camp, the “zebras” got to test their reaction time and whistle-blowing skills in a fast-paced game between the Kootenay Kannibelles, the West Kootenay travel team, and the Avalanche City Roller Girls from Fernie. The Kannibelles and ACRG have each seen some major shake ups since they last faced off in August 2013. Both teams have lost a number of long-standing teammates and picked up some new talent. Blockers and jammers alike found themselves lined up against unknown opponents with unknown skills, keeping every skater on her toes from the first whistle blow to the final one. With familiar jammers like Jenna Jammerson and Flash Fury skating for ACRG, the Kannibelles knew that they had their work cut out for them — but there proved no time to relax when the Fernie team debuted new jammers like Jake Break and Meter Maid, who proved that tenacity was in their blood far before they dressed in red and black. The Kannibelles took an early lead, but as Coach Barbaric warned them in the locker room at halftime, ACRG was getting a taste for their tricks and were not going to let them off easy over the next 30 minutes. Bumps, bruises, and even a bloody nose ensued, reminding the 100+ fans watching that roller derby is not for the faint of heart. Kid Sinister put on the star for a couple jams, blasting through the opposing walls as if shot out of a cannon. Both teams` jammers spent time in the penalty

Leaving a fallen Avalanche skater in her wake, Kannibelle jammer Bark Messier does her part in a Kootenay win Saturday at Selkirk College gym. Jim Sinclair photo

box, leaving teammates to defend against not only the opposing jammer but also the blockers that rushed to her aid. Concrete Cindy and Pantsoff took turns rocketing into ACRG skaters at every turn, buying time for Belles jammers as the clock ticked down. When the final jam ended the score was 345 – 117 in favour of the home team. Roller derby scores can be deceptive, and while a 200+ point spread looks like a blowout this game was anything but. Both teams fought relentlessly and the Kannibelles never felt complacent with their lead, as evidenced by the rapt attention of fans glued to their seats. A season opener to remember, the Kannibelles are sure to grow their fan base as exponentially as their scores in 2014.


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Investing in Community


Forms can be returned to: The Learning Place (lower level of City Hall) Nelson Public Library • The Nelson Star • Otter Books

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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.

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Bicycle Maintenance

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Applications Now Accepted Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust, invites individuals of all artistic disciplines and arts, culture and heritage groups in the Columbia Basin to apply for project funding. Program brochures and application forms are available online at, or call CKCA at 1.877.505.7355 or email Deadline for applications is March 7, 2014, or March 21, 2014, depending on the program. Photo: Good Ol’ Goats - 2013 Kootenay Festival - Colin Payne Photography

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM, CASTLEGAR CAMPUS Are you a job seeker looking for employment? Or a high school student looking into post-secondary programs or searching for information on your future career? Come out and explore your career and education options! For more information, visit

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“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.

Denied Long-Term Disability Benefits or Other Insurance? If YES, call or email for your FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION

and protect your right to compensation. 778.588.7049 Toll Free: 1.888.988.7052

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

LOOKING FOR the whereabouts of C.F. Single & S.W. Single. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of these people, please phone 1-204-2244815 and leave a message. Nelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resources Centre Drop in Wed. 12-2 pm at 719 Vernon St., Nelson For info: 250 352-6008; or visit

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Lost & Found FOUND: Outside the Nelson Star prescription glasses, animal print, Fri Jan 31st. Call 352-1890

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Kia Motors Product Consultant Castlegar Kia is hiring a Product Consultant for our new dealership. We are guided by the slogan the “The Power to Surprise” as we introduce Kia to the Kootenays and serve our customers with passion and respect. Working with Castlegar Kia in vehicle sales is a real opportunity to achieve your personal and financial goals. It will challenge you to adapt, improve and learn. It is a chance to be part of something special. If you are energized by making the most of each day, apply with us. Whether you are experienced or new to the auto industry, we invite your interest and questions. All inquiries treated confidentially. To apply please submit your cover letter and resume immediately to: Devon Cheveldaeff Sales Manager Fax (250) 365-0319 Email:

Career Opportunities 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

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Career Opportunities OKANAGAN VALLEY Junior Solicitor 1 - 4 years call

Intermediate Litigator 4 - 8 years call To join an established firm - see website for details.

Engineering Office Manager required for GMC Consultants office in Trail. Seeking an experienced Engineer (minimum 10 years) with an Industrial Design background and experience with project management and estimating techniques. Ideal candidate is a registered Professional Engineer. Apply at: http://www.gcmconsultants. com/apply-online.html

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In Loving Memory

Quinto Maida October 1, 1943 - February 17, 2009 Five years have gone by There has not been a day that We haven't thought of you and Missed you dearly Lovingly remembered by your Family & Friends



Arvid Bertil (Bert) Lundeberg April 1, 1919 – February 6, 2014 Bert Lundeberg passed away in Trail after a short illness at the age of 94. Bert was born in Viking, Alberta; an area that had been settled almost exclusively by Scandinavian immigrants. Bert was the second eldest of four children, with an older sister Inez and two younger brothers, Ivor and Elmer. Bert’s earliest memories were of a world of horse drawn ploughs and wagons and kerosene lanterns. The Great Depression hit his family hard and they ended up leaving their farm and moving to British Columbia when Bert was twelve. His family settled in Avola on the North Thompson River. Bert went as far in school as was available in Avola and then worked in a variety of bush jobs as well as trapping for a season. In 1938 Bert came to Salmo where his sister was living and worked in the Queens and Reno gold mines in Sheep Creek. Shortly after the war broke out Bert volunteered for service and ended up in active duty in both the 3aciÀc and European theatres. Bert was in the artillery and served with the joint U.S. and Canadian force that retook the Aleutian Islands from the Japanese. He then was stationed to England and took part in the campaign that liberated Holland. Shortly after the end of the war, Bert was on leave in Glasgow when he met Theresa (Terry) McEwan, the woman who would be his wife for over 60 years. He always said that when he Àrst locked eyes with Terry he felt a shock go down his spine and knew that this was the one. After the war Bert and Terry spent a short time in Vancouver before moving to Salmo. They spent 26 years in Salmo raising two children and making many friends. Bert worked as a miner and then a shift boss at the Canadian Exploration mine. When the mine closed down in the early 70s, they moved Àrst to Victoria and then to North Vancouver. Bert worked at the mine in Jordan River before taking a position on a power project in the Northwest Territories. Later he worked for BC Hydro on the Revelstoke Dam. After retirement, Bert and Terry lived mostly in North Vancouver until moving to Trail to be closer to family. Bert was predeceased by his wife Terry, his sister Inez and his brother Elmer. He is survived by his daughter Karin (Ken) Uzeloc of Trail, son Wayne (Robin Higgins) Lundeberg of Nelson, his brother Ivar (Pauline) Lundeberg of Kamloops, his grandsons Ken (Deneen) Uzeloc of Calgary, Kevin (Andra) Uzeloc of Trail, Faelan Lundeberg of Victoria, his granddaughter Freya Lundeberg of Nelson and his great-grandchildren Kate, Isabella, Allysa, Landan and Gray. The family would like to thank Dr. Hii and especially the staff at Poplar Ridge for all their care and friendship. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at



New to Town? Then let us welcome you to town with our greetings basket that also includes information about your new community. Call us at 250-551-7971 or 250-825-4743

Have you had a new baby? Then let us know as we have a special gift basket for your new baby.



Service Advisor Castlegar Toyota immediately seeks an energetic, customer-focused service advisor who is great with people and can handle numerous demands in a professional and courteous manner. Duties in this fast-paced position include scheduling maintenance and repair work, providing estimates, selling service and parts as required, coordinating technicians and embracing administrative tasks. Strong telephone and computer skills are essential. Our standards are high because our customers deserve superb treatment. As a result, we offer excellent benefits, bonuses, competitive pay and a positive working environment. This is a full-time position. Please send you cover letter and resume to: Daryl Zibin Castlegar Toyota 1530 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 1H9 Email:

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Automotive Service Technician Are you thinking about taking your automotive career to the next level? If you are, then you’ll appreciate working with us. Castlegar Toyota requires an experienced licensed technician to service all makes and models in our modern and fully equipped facility. Our dealership is focused on hiring and retaining the best. As such, we offer market-leading pay and benefits, paid training opportunities, a supportive team and the opportunity to advance. When it comes to service, our priority is making sure our customers are pleased, and we understand the importance of quality technicians in meeting that goal. Come join us. Please send your resume and cover letter to:

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Daryl Zibin 1530 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 1H9 Fax: (250) 365-2752 Email:

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North Enderby Timber is looking to hire for various positions including Millwright and/or Fabricator, Heavy Duty Mechanic and Electrician. We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-838-9637.

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.


The Nelson Star is running new crossword puzzles! The answer for Wednesday’s paper will be printed in Friday’s paper while the Friday answers will be published in Wednesday’s paper. Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle

DOWN 1 Outlet letters 2 “Here comes trouble!”

CLASS 1 DRIVERS Pick-Up & Delivery 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

Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis ACROSS 1 Poet whose work was read in “Four Weddings and a Funeral” 6 Animal skin 10 Zantac target 14 Mowing the lawn, e.g. 15 Venerated one 16 Ritual heap 17 Andrea __: illfated ocean liner 18 Harp constellation 19 Assist in a bad way 20 “Oh, baby, that’s what I like!” oldie 23 Dramatist Coward 24 Beat rapidly 27 Barrier with builtin footholds 32 “Cut me some __!” 33 Corp. bigwig 34 Seventh Greek letter 35 Puts the past in the past 38 Lhasa native 41 Ingested 42 Romance 44 They’re pulled by coachmen 45 Site of the first Winter Olympics 50 1950s conflict zone 51 Showy perennial 52 What a long shot has, and, literally, what 20-, 27- and 45-Across each has 59 Something extra 61 Acting award 62 Net receipts? 63 “Great” dog 64 Make fun of 65 Tells the cops everything 66 Tacked on: Abbr. 67 Arboretum growth 68 Make fun of

Relief is only a call away! Call Shelley Cameron Estate Administrator at 877-797-4357 today, to set up your FREE consultation in Nelson. Donna Mihalcheon CA, CIRP 33 years experience. BDO Canada Limited. Trustee in Bankruptcy. 200-1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna , BC V1Y 9X1

Van-Kam is committed to employment equity and environmental responsibility. We thank all applicants for your interest, previous applicants need not to apply.

Dental Hygienist wanted Part-Time 2 days/week avail March. Send resume to Dr. Zarikoff’s office 515D Vernon St. Nelson BC 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.

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Heavy Duty Mechanic Wanted 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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Hiring RNs & LPNs to work with a medically fragile baby in the Nelson area. Pediatric experience preferred. Union wages and benefits, paid training and full support provided. Please fax your resume to Debra Leverrier at 1-250-762-9898 or email

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Vibrant Nelson Dental Practice is seeking a

FULL-TIME RECEPTIONIST Applicant must be a great team player and possess excellent interpersonal skills. Previous dental or administrative experience is an asset. Please apply in person at #203-520 Kootenay Street Nelson, by THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20TH



Sales Representative With critically acclaimed vehicles such as the all-new, award-winning GMC Sierra pickup, Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick GMC’s outlook has never been better. As a result, we’re looking for a capable, personable and motivated sales representative to demonstrate our exciting lineup of vehicles to customers. If you have a deep interest in automobiles and enjoying sharing your passion with others in a genuinely helpful manner, then maybe this position is for you. We provide the kind of training and support to help you succeed, and our compensation and benefits packages rank among the best anywhere.


YRB Yellowhead Road & Bridge

Sales experience is helpful but not necessary. Good communication and computer skills along with a willingness to learn and constantly improve are far better indicators of potential success. Please send your cover letter and resume to: Scott Hutt, Sales Manager 1700 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 2W4 Fax: (250) 365-3949 Email:


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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Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land FrontCounter BC Cranbrook has accepted an application made by JNP Contracting Ltd. of Crescent Valley, BC, on behalf of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Kootenay Region, for an amendment to their current License of Occupation (Quarry-Sand & Gravel) for the purpose of expanding their area of operations situated on Provincial Crown land within Krestova, BC and containing 3.0 hectares more or less. The MFLNRO and MEM File Numbers that has been established for this application is 4404897 (lands - quarry). Written comments concerning this application should be directed to FrontCounter BC, 1902 Theatre Road, Cranbrook B.C., V1C 7G1 or email to: AuthorizingAgency. Comments will be received by FrontCounter BC until March 23, 2014. FrontCounter BC may not be able to consider comments received after this date. To review the Lands Act applications please refer to our website: ¤ Search ¤ by File Number: insert Lands File Number for more information. These applications will be available for viewing at the FrontCounter BC ofÀce in Revelstoke and Cranbrook. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the FOI Advisor at the Ministry of Forests, Land and Natural Resource Operations regional ofÀce in Cranbrook.

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Misc. for Sale

Rent To Own

2 single adjustable beds w/massage $400 each like new 250 227-9529


Required F/T for Vancouver Outboard. Primary duties will include maintenance troubleshooting and repair of diesel & gas marine engines. Knowledgeable in vessel electrical systems is an asset. Must have own tools and a valid drivers license. Exc. Compensation Based On Experience. Please forward resume: vancouveroutboard@


Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420

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

Handypersons JAMES SLADE Handyman Service No job too small


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Drywall repairs & installation Decks & fences Light plumbing & electrical Dump runs Appliance repair Painting Yard maintenance

Clean & install gutters Laminate & hardwood flooring

Specialty in Tiling: • Flooring • Bathroom tiles • Kitchen & backsplashes 250-777-2740

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

Affordable Steel Shipping Containers for sale/rent 20’ & 40’ Kootenay Containers Castlegar 250-365-3014 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? Like New - Guild 4x8 Slate Pool Table, beautiful piece of furniture, never been abused Looking for a Loving Home $6500 New Offers! Kenmore HE Dryer - White Stackable, Front Load - $300 250-365-8286; 250-304-9304

Misc. Wanted Coin Collector Looking to Buy Collections, Estates, Gold & Silver Coins + 499-0251Chad

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Rent to Own If you have a small down payment I have a nice home for you. Less then perfect credit OK call Jessica @ 250 505-7420

Apt/Condo for Rent E.TRAIL, 3Bdrm., clean, quiet, responsible adults 40+. N/S, N/P, Long Term. 250368-9186, 250-364-1669 Nelson Fairview: Clean quiet, 2 bdrm apt. Adult oriented. NS/NP. Ref required. $650/mo + util. Call 250-352-3965 Nelson Large bright 1 Bdrm suite avail Mar 1st $865/m incl W/D, Util, Sat TV & internet N/S, N/P , looking for quiet responsible person 354-4455 TRAIL, well-kept, quiet adult building, walk to Downtown, coin-op laundry, non-smoking. 2Bdrm. available immediately, 1Bdrm. available March 1st. 250-226-6886

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

RETAIL, office, or professional space for lease. 512 Nelson Ave. Excellent visibility and high traffic flow. Lots of off street parking. HVAC air conditioning and gas heat. 1250 ft.² main floor: reception, office, conference room, staff area, utility room plus upstairs storage with outside exit door. Willing to look at any proposal. Price Negotiable. Contact via email at

Duplex / 4 Plex Terrific Location Nelson/Uphill half duplex, 4 bdrm, 2 bath. $1200/mo + util. N/S, N/P. Avail March 1st. Phone 250-505-9759

Mobile Homes & Parks WANTED: Trailer Park in Nelson area. Have 18 suite apartment best location in Regina or will buy you park outright. Perry 1 306 525-2215

Fairview, 2 bdrm $1200/m incl util call 250 551-2751

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

Grand Forks rural trailer, valley view, mature couple, N/S, no partying. $500/m 250-5121268. NELSON- 2 bdrm executive waterfront home, 6 mile Nelson, partially furnished. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $1700+ utils. (250)825-4471 or 250354-9434.

Trucks & Vans 2001 Chev Silverado, 1 owner, fully loaded new winter tires, summer tires w/rims magnaflow dual exhaust $8500 + 1996 Wilderness Travel Trailer 19’ sleeps 4, fridge, stove, furnace $4000 call 825-0134



2007 Green F-150 Crew Cab 4x4, 5.4 litre (gas) Tow package, seats 6 c/w fold up concole, 6 foot box 143,000 km, asking $14,000 Call 250-365-5501


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Suites, Lower CASTLEGAR SOUTH 1 bdrm basement suite fully furnished & equipped includes util. cable, internet, private ent close to bus stops, $750/mth Available March 1st 250-365-5164

Want to Rent Single male 40’s req housing in/close to Nelson on bus route. Can pay $500/m all incl. Will consider work trade towards rent. Good ref. LM Shane 354-1557

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Take notice that Nathan Mikkelson (250-226-7147) of S & N Holdings (435862 BC, Ltd.) has filed with the Chief Inspector of Mines, pursuant to Part 10.2.1 of the Health and Safety Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia, a proposed mine plan together with a program for the protection and reclamation of the land and water courses related to the proposed Sand and Gravel pit located at Lot 1 District Lot 8945 Kootenay District Plan NEP75196.

Misc Services Pip Squeak Playhouse Is now accepting spring registration spaces available for ages 1-6. Please contact Genevieve @ 354-8725 or

Any person affected by or interested in this program has 30 days from the date of publication to make written representation to the Chief Inspector of Mines, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Kootenay Boundary Region at 1902 Theatre Road, Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G1 or by email, (facsimile: 250-426-1767)

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Please note that the Chief Inspector does not have a mandate to consider the merits of the proposed mine from a zoning or a land use planning perspective.

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


Grand Forks. 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appl’s. NS, complete reno. Rural, quiet, 1km from downtown. References required. $750/m+utils. 250-442-7476.

A copy of the permit application, including supporting documentation, is available for public viewing at: FrontCounter BC Castlegar BC, 845 Columbia Ave, Castlegar BC, V1N 1H3.

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3-4 bdrm, 2 full baths, 2 - 1/2 baths furnished/unfurnished, W/D, F/S, DW, MW, Gas Fireplace, 1/2 covered large deck, Family Room, View, close to Hospital, Park, School, Safeway N/S, N/P $1750/m + util 1 yr lease Avail mid March 250 352-6784

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The Slocan Valley Economic Development Commission intends to engage the services of a Consultant to assist in the development and deployment of a plan to establish key strategic priorities to support sustainable socio-economic development in all communities within the Slocan Valley. The plan will guide the allocation of funding which has been contributed by Columbia Basin Trust under their Community Development Program. The role of the Consultant will be to: • Provide overall project direction/framework in the beginning of the project; • Ensure adherence to objectives and be available for guidance throughout the project; • Provide direction for and conduct community consultation; • Review, analyze, and provide feedback in report form; • Take notes at all meetings, including planning sessions with the Committee (minutes of formal Committee meetings will be the responsibility of SVEDC staff), and provide summary reports to the Committee; • Prepare and validate recommendations and develop a detailed Slocan Valley Community Priorities Plan which is to include, but is not limited to, the components cited in this RFP. All inquiries related to this RFP should be in writing with the subject line “RFP – Slocan Valley Community Priorities Plan”, and must be sent by email to The deadline for receipt of Proposals is Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 4:30 pm local time. Submissions received after this time will be returned to the sender. The onus is on the Proponent to ensure that the Proposal is received in the proper location and before the closing time. The cost of preparing and submitting Proposals shall be at the Consultants’ expense. INQUIRIES (1) Clarification of terms and conditions of the Proposal process shall be directed to: SVEDC Community Directed Funds Committee (2) The Committee, the SVEDC, its agents and employees shall not be responsible for any information given by way of oral or verbal communication. (3) The SVEDC shall only respond to questions that are submitted in writing. Any questions that are received and answered by SVEDC representatives that affect the Proposal process, any interpretation of, additions to, deletions from, or any other corrections to the RFP document, may be issued as written addenda by the SVEDC. It is the sole responsibility of the potential Proponents to check with the Chair of the SVEDC Community Directed Funds Committee to ensure that all available information has been received prior to submitting a Proposal

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(4) Inquiries will be received up until 4:30 pm local time, Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 4:30 pm local time

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(5) The SVEDC may choose, at its sole discretion, to proceed with all of the components of the project, none of the components or selected components of the project.


(6) All Proposals shall remain confidential, subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of British Columbia.

BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.95/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger Available TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

(7) Proposals shall be open for acceptance for 60 days following the Submission closing date. The SVEDC reserves the right to cancel this RFP for any reason without any liability to any Proponent or to waive irregularities at its own discretion. (8) Proponents are advised that the SVEDC shall not necessarily accept any Proposal and the SVEDC reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals at any time without further explanation or to accept any Proposal considered advantageous to the SVEDC.


Churches of Nelson

Bringing to you our weekly words.

Nelson Christian Science Society A Branch of the Mother Church in Boston MA

Sunday Service in Balfour

9:30 am at the Anglican Church on Busk Rd. For information 250-229-5237

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

Week six of Epiphany Valentine Coffee Party All are Welcome Friday, February 14 10:00 am in the Church Hall All children welcome for Sunday School and Nursery Room available

Corner of Josephine and Silica Streets Ph: 250-352-2822 •

Unity Centre of the Kootenays starts at 11am

A New Speaker - Cattarina Henrikson has an intriguing topic which is, “Synchronicity, Coincidence or Divine Guidance?”

Any questions? Contact 250-354-5394 717 Vernon St. Seniors Citizens Club

GATHERING THIS SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16 10AM @ 2402 PERRIER LANE Bring food to share at our potluck brunch. All welcome.

Displaced rhythms? Come experience ours! Beautify • Listen • Eat • Study • Send Look for us on Facebook

Anglican Church of Canada St. Saviour's Pro Cathedral Ward & Silica, Nelson

Family Service & Eucharist

Major Robin Borrows - The Salvation Army, Nelson


his week a vast amount of money is going to be spent on hearts of various varieties. Valentine’s Day is a day that we celebrate love and as a symbol of that love we let others know how much they mean us by giving a heart shaped something. The heart is the symbol of life. Without it we simply cease to exist. The writer of Proverbs 4:23 says “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it”. What we hold onto most importantly is said to be in our hearts. However, our hearts can be divided and confused at times. Instead of holding close to our hearts the things that God intended us to we can be distracted by work, processions, time and number of other distractions and temptations that would have our hearts wander. Many have gone through life forgetting to guard their hearts and in doing so have damaged their relationship with God and the very ones that He has put in their hearts who were meant to be cherished. The result is broken homes, broken lives and broken relationships. However, the good news is that God’s grace is there to rebuild and repair that which is broken. God’s grace will help us guard our hearts from all those things that would seek NEW LOCATION Kootenay Christian Fellowship to divide and 520 Falls Street, (just off Baker St.) distract them. Join us for our worship celebration in our new location Sunday @ 10:30 AM

Children’s Sunday School

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

 Developing Relationships  Music that will move you  Helping people - Help people

Office: 9 am - 1 pm Tue - Thurs • 250.352.5711 • Jim Reimer, Pastor


Parish office open Tuesday – Friday 9:00 am - noon •

Seventh-Day NelsonNelson Seventh-Day Adventist Adventist Church Church (Space maker) Sabbath (Saturday) Services Sabbath (Saturday) Services Prayer, Praise & Sharing

Please join Wednesday Night 10 am Bible Study us at Bible Study 7 pm 9:15 am Prayer, Praise & Sharing Please 1502 11 am Worship Service Wednesday Night Granite join 10 am Bible Study Bible Study 7 pm us at 12:30 pm Vegetarian Fellowship Luncheon Road 11 am Worship Service 1502 “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear” Granite 12:30 pm Vegetarian Fellowship Luncheon 1 John 4:18 _____________________________________________________________ Road _______________________________________________________________ Pastor Leomar Macaraig 250-687-1777 Pastor Leomar Macaraig 250-687-1777 9:15 am

Church Office: 1.888.761.3301

A Friendly Bible Centre Church

CATHEDRAL OF MARY IMMACULATE 813 Ward Street 352-7131 Sunday Mass Times: • Saturday 7:00pm • Sunday 8:30 am and 10:30 am


“Guard Your Heart”

Sunday Service 10:30 a.m


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Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am Reimer “Love Is God’s JimIdea”

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

The Salvation Army Nelson Community Church

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

Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows 250 551 4986

601 Vernon Street (Middle Level)

As we purchase those symbolic reminders this week let it also be a reminder to us to “….guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it”.

Minor hockey teams have the chance to win free tickets to the Heritage Classic in Vancouver.

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Nelson hockey teams have the chance to send their entire squad to this year’s Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic. For a chance to win tickets, just submit an entry to Black Press contests. Tell us how hockey, your team, or your favourite player has inspired you, and your team could win 25 tickets to watch the Vancouver Canucks play the Ottawa Senators at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver. Anyone can enter on behalf of their team, or their favourite BC minor hockey team. Ten minor hockey teams from British Columbia will each receive 25 tickets to attend the Heritage Classic, held on March 2. This year’s Tim Hortons Heritage Classic will hold up to 55,000 fans, eager to watch a vintage, clearly Canadian showdown between the Canucks and Senators. “Playing in front of 50,000 fans, the atmosphere will be amazing,” Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa said in December, when the Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic’s arena was unveiled. Submit your entry before Friday, February 21, 2014. To enter just go to the Nelson Star website at and click on the contest icon at the top of the page. 2.83 x5”

MIR LECTURE SERIES Peter Rezansoff Lecture


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 7:00 PM Brilliant Cultural Centre, Castlegar

WAR IS A FORCE THAT GIVES US MEANING. Chris Hedges is an American journalist, author and political activist. He was a war correspondent for over 20 years and in 2002, Hedges was part of the team of reporters at The New York Times awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism. He also received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. Tickets available at Selkirk College Bookstore, Castlegar, (phone orders available by calling 250-365-1281) Otter Books, Nelson and at the door. $16 adults, $13 seniors and $13 students

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Use the tails of your skis In the last column we focused on more knees and less hips, and this week we will work on using the tails of our skis more. Today is Valentine’s Day and remember that good skiers make for great lovers. I find that many good skiers are very good at getting forward but don’t use the tails of their skis enough. Let’s start at the top of the turn with the pole plant as this is the first step in initiating the turn. At the pole plant we move our hips forward and pressure the front of our boot which pressures the tip of our ski. The tip of the ski is the part of the ski that does the steering so that we can start the turn. Then, in the middle of the turn we are edging and pressuring right through the sole of our boot and the waist of our ski which creates the bend in the ski. All of the energy that you are generating by resisting the force of gravity and the centrifugal force of the turn is stored in your flexed ski and you don’t want to waste that passion! Next is the fun part, the release. In order to get a fantastic release you need to let your skis go ahead (photo 1) without you for that split second and pressure the back of your boot and the tails of your skis. If you are successful this may even cause you to explode into the air. Now, we have to move our hips forward (photo 2) and we are back to the pole plant which


Pressure on the back of the boot Let the skis go at the end of the turn

In order to get a fantastic release, you need to let your skis go ahead without you for that split second.

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Hips forward

Pressure on the front of the boot at the start of the turn

The second step is to move your hips forward and get back to the pole plant.

you will need in order to chase those releasing skis down the hill! If you keep this going with the right timing you will be able to turn easier which will keep you skiing longer and make your ski day that much more pleasurable. I will give you a drill to get you in the mood. Leave your poles at the bottom of the hill and go to a simple groomer. Place your hands on your hips, get some speed and roll your skis up on edge and carve a turn until you are going across the hill. When your turn is finished press your legs to the back of your boots and get your ski tips to come off the snow. Then move your hips forward and start the next turn. If you want to add some challenge try this with your boots loosened. Remember that like all of our favourite activities, this takes great timing. As you take it to the steeper terrain try to keep your upper body in the fall line and let your skis release to the side and across the hill. Now, I suggest that you take your Valentine on a ski date and I guarantee great results! See you on the slopes.

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The Nelson Midget Rep hockey team would like to sincerely thank the following businesses for supporting their team this season!

— Dylan Henderson is the head coach for the Whitewater ski team. He is a certified Development Level coach with the Canadian Ski Coaches Federation and a Level 1 ski instructor with the Canadian Ski Instructors Association. Team sponsor: R&N Trucking & Backhoe Service providing all sand, gravel, fill, topsoil, land clearing. snow removal, road building, and demolition needs.

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• Dell Transport Ltd. Heavy haul services. Based out of Castlegar • Interfor International Forest Products LTD - Nakusp • Inland Kenworth in Cranbrook Heavy Truck & Equipment sales • Galena Contracting Ltd Road construction , drilling & blasting, logging & more • Mainjet Motorsports ATV, Motorcycle, power equipment & more • Nakusp & Area Community Forest • Mallards Source For Sports • Carmichael Towes Irving Inc


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Reflecting on local history

Contributing to the common cultural good If you wait too long Back in the day, “vanity publishing” conjuredto plant Find outyour why “shook” will keep your apples from tree, thoughts of big egos and questionable quality. But rolling away, how the “bug” that lights your way where will you hang as technology has galloped into a new age, self- doesn’t need legs, or how to feed your family on 10 publishing — or indie-publishing — has comeyour centshammock? a meal (and other lessons from the Depres-

into its own. While self-publishing your “Great Canadian Novel” may be a relatively new phenomenon, The longer you selfwait to make your RRSP publishing local hiscontributions, the less time your money tory is almost as old as has grow. can show you the benefits the to hills theseWe invalubooksearly, describe. ofable starting and investing on a regular This “vanity” offers a basis. Get compound growth working reflection of ourselves for you. a window into through our collective Call us to findpast. out how The Plan by Our KootenaiaTM seccan help you prosper Investors Group tion of the library is now… and over time. rife with local histories both self-published and published by small local presses. And they are oh, so important. The latest of this brave tribe to cross my desk is Tom’s Gray Creek: a Kootenay Lake Memoir (part 1). ™Trademarks by IGMtreasure Financial Inc. and Tom’s owned a local —licensed the to its subsidiary corporations. MP1118 (11/2012) Lymbery family and the iconic Gray Creek Store (the jewel of Chainsaw Avenue) have been part of that community for more than a century — and so it’s no surprise that the book should be as well. With 220 pages of drawings, maps, photos, memories, and fascinating sidebars, Tom’s memoir is a truly engaging local history.


Tom’s Gray Creek covers the early years of the community until 1945, and I can’t wait for the next volume. Other faves in our collection include the indieEmily Tucker published Lost Orchards: VanishConsultant ing Fruit Farms of the West Koote(250) 352-7777 nay (see “shook,” 1-800-331-8393 above) by Joan Lang; Kenneth Morrow’s books, including A Boyhood in Nelson: Growing up during the Depression, and the (I can only assume) unInvestors Group Financial Services Inc. related book Ladies of Easy Virtue in the West Kootenay; Larry Jacobson’s Salmo Stories, and Set in Stone: a History of Trail’s Rock Walls by Eileen Pedersen. Some names become synonymous with local history, among them Terry Turner, writing about Riondel and environs (Bluebell Memories, More than a Memory, and Impressions of the Past, the

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Personal windows to the past latter written with Susan Hulland). Milton Parent’s histories of Nakusp and the logging trade include Bugles on Broadway and Caulkboot Riverdance, and Art Joyce gave us A Perfect Childhood: One Hundred Years of Heritage Homes in Nelson, and Hanging Fire and Heavy Horses: A History of Public Transit in Nelson. Diaries are an enlightening and entertaining personal window to the past, full of day-to-day detail. Check out the multiple volumes of Dorothy’s Stormy Lake, the journals of Dorothy Brown from the 1930s onwards, and Fishes and Wishes and Fruit, the 1915 diary of H. Colin Haddon (of Gray Creek).

A few more of note: The Geography of Memory: Recovering Stories of a Landscape’s First People introduces the ethnography and history of the Sinixt people, full of maps, drawings, and photographs; Joe Irving’s memoir Red Iron Over the Canyon describes this former ironworker’s experience building bridges you might pass over every day, among other projects; and Moyie author Arlene Pervin entertains with Kootenay Tales. I would be remiss not to mention small publishers who know that the love is big, even if the returns are sometimes small. Thanks to Sono Nis Press for publishing The Third Crop, a shoebox photo ex-

ploration undertaken by Rita Moir, and to Oolichan Books for Historic Nelson: The Early Years by John Norris, to name just a couple. As I write my desk is piled high with contenders for this column, not all of which received mention. But the message is as clear as your own reflection: without our local histories, we can’t properly see ourselves. There’s nothing vain in that. — Anne DeGrace is the Adult Services Coordinator at the Nelson Public Library. Check This Out runs every other week. For more, visit




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.

• 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

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