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The snowy days of winter ... the rainy days of spring

It was a wet week in Nakusp, with a big dump of snow that started last Sunday and kept going until Tuesday. Then it turned to rain, leading to a wet mess, like the big pool of water that made scuba gear a necessity to get into the Japanese Garden. Alex Cooper/Arrow Lakes News

Sinixt protesters arrested after re-starting logging blockade Sinixt Nation protesters Marilyn James and Dennis Zarelli arrested after resuming blockade of Perry Ridge forest road, where Nakusp’s Galena Contractors had won a court injunction in order to continue road building and logging work in the area Greg Nesteroff Black Press

Two members of the Sinixt Nation spent several hours in jail after being arrested last Tuesday morning for blocking a Slocan Valley logging road were released from jail. Marilyn James, who has been an appointed spokeswoman for the Sinixt in the area, and Dennis Zarelli, lately the communications liaison, were  taken into custody around 8:30 a.m. on Mar. 4 on the Perry Ridge forest ser-

vice road, less than a day after BC Supreme Court Justice Mark McEwan continued an injunction sought by Galena Contracting of Nakusp, which has a contract with BC Timber Sales to extend the road by eight kilometers. James and Zarelli were released from jail Tuesday between 6 and 7 p.m. that night after signing undertakings not to return to the site, according to RCMP Sgt. Darryl Little. They will return to court March 17 for a contempt hearing. McEwan initially remanded them in custody when they

appeared in court shortly before 6 p.m., where about two dozen supporters packed the room.  McEwan appeared via video link and James and Zarelli appeared side-by-side in the prisoner's dock. Neither they nor Crown counsel were represented by lawyers. The hearing began with Christopher Wiebe, lawyer for Galena, relating by phone the circumstances of the arrests. He said owner Ray Hascarl went to the site that morning and was attaching the court order to a gate when he was approached by a group that

included James and Zarelli, who would not permit crews to move forward. Hascarl retreated and returned with Nakusp RCMP members, who arrested the pair. Wiebe said he was not aware of the exact charges they face. McEwan first addressed Zarelli, who said he preferred to be called Dennis, but the judge demurred and said the hearing's purpose was to determine whether they would be released before another hearing to decide if they should be found in contempt of court. McEwan said he would release them if they signed an undertaking not to return to the site. "I have cultural responsibilities," Zarelli began before the judge cut him off. "Stop it. You'll talk yourself into

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staying in jail. Will you sign an undertaking?" "Is this man-to-man?" Zarelli asked. "I request that you put this before a court of record. I request leave of the court to respond to the claim properly." McEwan asked again if he would agree to stay away from the logging road. "No. I ask you to recuse yourself from the matter," Zarelli said. McEwan refused. "One more chance: are you prepared to sign an undertaking?" When Zarelli didn't answer directly, McEwan remanded him for two weeks, although the two continued to argue afterward. When McEwan put the same

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Transfer of Nakusp community radio license approved by CRTC (NRMS). The decision will allow the Arrow to continue broadcasting in the Nakusp area, and online through Internet streaming. The NCRS has been operating the station since November 2011, when it purchased the assets of the station from the NRMS for $1. However, at the time, it did not get CRTC permission to take control of the station. The application to officially

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The Nakusp Community Radio Society has officially been given control of CJHQ — better known as 107.1 FM The Arrow in Nakusp. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved the society’s application to take over the license from the defunct Nakusp Roots Music Society

take control of the station was filed in August 2013. A public hearing was held in Ottawa in December and final approval for the transfer was given by the CRTC on Feb. 26. With official approval, the new society will be able to get to work running the station. Chris Ewings, the president of the NCRS, said they will now get to work selling advertising again and applying for grant money. “While we have been waiting

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for the transfer to be approved, we haven’t really been approaching many businesses for advertising, since we didn’t want to sell a bunch of advertising, then get told our license was revoked and have to explain that to the advertiser,” he wrote in an e-mail. “So basically   we haven’t had much cash flow at all. “Also, we haven’t been able to apply for any grant monies either, so that is something we can look forward to.”

The CRTC decision comes with a few conditions. Notably, the station was not in compliance with the regulators requirements to file its annual returns for three years, from 2007 to 2010, though it has been in compliance since then. In light of this, the CRTC issued a new broadcasting license to the Arrow that expires on Aug. 31, 2015. In order to be renewed, the NCRS must meet regulatory requirements.

Injunction against Perry Ridge protesters renewed day before arrests made Logging from page 1 question to James, she replied: “I am a woman. A Sinixt woman. I hold authority. I have a right to self-determination and self-governance.” “Ma’am, you stop,” McEwan said, asking her if she would sign the promise. She continued: “I require leave of the court to pursue the claim properly. This is not a common law court of record. You are in violation of my body, my property, the Slhu7kin [Slocan]. Until you recuse yourself from this case, as you will be a party to the remedies that I will hold ...” “Will you sign an undertaking?” McEwan asked again. “I have cultural responsibilities. I am the matriarch,” James said before McEwan cut her off and announced he would also keep her in jail until March 17. “What evidence do you have that she’s a person?” someone in the gallery yelled, while others stood and the courtroom erupted. “By what authority are you making this judgment?” someone else said. As she was led away, James held her fist in the air and made a whooping sound. Two police officers entered the room. McEwan said the pair would be released “the minute” they signed an undertaking not to go near the site. “This session is over,” he said. A sheriff asked the gallery to rise, but most people remained seated. James and Zarelli signed the undertaking hours later. *** The injunction against the local members of the Sinixt Nation and their supporters was renewed by justice McEwan last Monday Mar. 3. It was first put in place on Feb. 21 and Galena Contractors asked for it to be renewed because it feared that if the injunction was not renewed, the blockade would continue, lawyer Christopher Wiebe told the court. Galena previously applied for an injunction when the blockade began last June, but McEwan refused to grant it, suggesting

RCMP should instead take action under the Criminal Code. Police recommended charges against three people but in January, Crown counsel declined to approve them. RCMP then told the company they could not take direct enforcement without a civil injunction and enforcement order. After resuming work in the area last month, Galena again met resistance and reapplied for an injunction, which McEwan granted for 10 days. Before extending the order, the judge asked Crown counsel representative Trevor Shaw why the matter couldn’t be addressed as a criminal case instead of through a civil process. “Why extend the injunction when the contractor has the benefit of the Criminal Code?” he asked, noting that the protest is now on YouTube. “That may turn whatever contemptuous actions into a criminal act because it’s public.” McEwan added: “We’re forced to pretend this is a private injunction because police won’t enforce criminal law because charges won’t be approved. The government works against [the company’s] interest by saying they won’t enforce criminal statutes. Why does Galena have to come here?” Shaw said he couldn’t answer, nor explain why the charges recommended last year were not approved, for while Crown counsel’s role is to assess police reports and make independent decisions, they had no further duty to explain those decisions. (Prosecutors in B.C. base charge approvals on a substantial likelihood of conviction and whether they are considered to be in the public interest.) McEwan noted he has repeatedly raised doubts over the last few years about using injunctions to end protests and conflicts that he believes should be solved by police intervention and charges of mischief or trespassing. “Typically, this has been enough. Police break up the protest. It works fine. It works really well. I don’t get in the middle of this. I remain a judge.”

McEwan asked RCMP Sgt. Darryl Little if he saw any obstacles to enforcing the injunction. “None,” Little replied. A date of April 14 was also fixed to return to court to see if there have been any further developments. “I want to keep an eye on this,” McEwan said. Wiebe, the company’s lawyer, said Galena is currently plowing the road and expects to get six or seven pieces of equipment in to start the road extension. He estimated the company has three to four months worth of work to do. The Sinixt did not have official standing during the March 3 hearing, but several members were in court while supporters held a peaceful rally outside. Dennis Zarelli, named as co-defendant along with Marilyn James, Robert Watt, and Vance Campbell, tried to pass a letter to the judge. He later submitted it to the registry, but wouldn’t disclose what it said. “We’re trying to get the court to operate under common law,” he said. “The only way to really meet is at that level. We’re trying to maintain and revitalize our cultural practices. It’s our culture and we have to protect it.” Meanwhile, another local forest company is taking a wait-andsee approach before it seeks similar action. A contractor for Porcupine Wood Products of Salmo was turned back in January from a Pass Creek logging road by local Sinixt concerned that the work could trample an “archaeologically sensitive area.” Porcupine woodlands manager Bill Kestell said last week they do not have a court date set and were awaiting the outcome of the Galena injunction application. The Sinixt, who were declared legally extinct in Canada in 1956, do not have official status in the eyes of the federal and provincial governments, although they are recognized by some crown agencies and have won local support over the last 25 years since a burial ground was disturbed at Vallican. With files from Alex Cooper/ Arrow Lakes News


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Local group begins business plan for wood-waste heating system Alex Cooper Arrow Lakes News

A local group of forest industry professionals has entered into an agreement with the Village of Nakusp to develop a business plan for a district biomass heating system. The push for a district wood waste system that would provide heating to a number of buildings has been gaining momentum in recent months, with local mill owners pressing for a solution to their problem of excess wood waste. Dan Wiebe, the owner of Box Lake Lumber, says he is now paying $120,000 per year to ship his waste to the Celgar mill in Castlegar. At a Nakusp council meeting last month, the village agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding with Wiebe and Tom Zeleznik of Pattom Services to develop the business case for a district heating system. They will be working with David Dubois of Wood Waste 2 Rural Heat Project, a division of East Kootenay Community Futures that specializes in developing business plans for biomass heating projects; and Steven Thomson of 9dot Engineering. The wood waste heating initiative has gathered steam this year. In January, the local group toured facilities in Revelstoke and Enderby. On Feb. 21, they hosted a visit by Jim Guido, a resource manager with the Ministry of Forests in Castlegar. During that visit, Wiebe, and Ken Wanstall, who owns Pacific Inland Pole, asked for advice and help on dealing with their abundance of wood waste. According to Zeleznik, who was

at the meeting, the ministry agreed to support local mills by helping to identify fuel sources, quality and volumes for a district heating system; writing a letter of support to the Columbia Basin Trust to help with grant funding, looking at rocky areas around Nakusp where the wood waste could be used to help improve the soil; and providing information on provincial funding opportunities. On Feb. 24, the local group and the Village of Nakusp entered into an MoU to start a pre-feasibility study — the first step towards creating a business plan for the district heating system. The matter was discussed behind closed doors, however the document the group presented to council was made public. It outlines the economic and environmental benefits to the community of wood waste heating. It would create a source of local energy and help provide energy security. Construction would provide an economic boost and lead to an increase in local expertise and in the long-run it could help attract future business investment. The system would help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce energy costs for businesses and organizations connected to the system. According to the proposal to council, the cost of wood biomass would be $0.03 per kilowatt hour compared to about $0.10/kwh for hydro. The plan is to look at connecting the district heating system to buildings owned by the village, the high school and elementary school. Other potential clients would be the Nakusp day care centre, Over-

Jim Guido, manager with the Ministry of Forests in Castlegar, Ken and Darcy Wanstall of Pacific Inland Pole, Hugh Watt of True North Forestry, Dan Wiebe of Box Lake Lumber, and Kathy Smith of NACFOR get a look at the wood waste at a local mill. Photo by Tom Zeleznik

waitea, Arrow Lakes Hospital, Halcyon House, Kal Tire and local hotels and motels. The estimated cost for building the system would be $2 million dollars, most of which would have to

come from gas tax funding to be viable. Operating costs would be minimal as most systems would be automated. The exact business structure still needs to be determined but the

desire is to create a public-private partnership between mill owners and the Village of Nakusp to build and run the system, though the exact structure is still to be determined.

B.C. teachers vote for three-step strike plan Tom Fletcher Black Press

B.C. public school teachers have voted 89% to give their union authority for strike action in three stages. B.C. Teachers' Federation president Jim Iker said there is no set schedule on when work-to-rule action would begin. "There will be no job action tomorrow, there will be no job action next week," Iker said after

the vote results were in Thursday evening. "It will depend entirely on what is happening at the negotiating table and whether or not the government and the employers' association are prepared to be fair and reasonable." After a year of bargaining sessions with an expired contract, the BCTF still has not presented a specific wage and benefit demand. Education Minister Peter Fassbender urged the union to present its opening position as negotiation

sessions resumed Friday. Union members were briefed before the vote on the initial wage offer delivered by Peter Cameron, chief negotiator for B.C.'s 60 school districts. It describes pay increases totalling 6.5% over six years. Fassbender reiterated that class size and composition are up for negotiation as well as wages and benefits. Iker said the strike vote shows the members' rejection of "unfair and unreasonable proposals that would undo the class size, class

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composition and specialist teacher staffing levels we just won back in a B.C. Supreme Court ruling." More than 29,000 teachers voted, with 26,000 saying yes to the strike option that can be activated on 72 hours' notice for 90 days. Details of the strike plan have emerged from several school districts, where BCTF members have voted to authorize the first two phases. Phase one is refusing meetings or communication with administra-

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tors, and working to rule on hours, except for pre-arranged voluntary activities. According to one summary released by the government, teachers are to arrive at school no more than one hour before class time and leave by one hour after classes, with no supervision of students outside of class time. Phase two is rotating one-day walkouts in districts around the province. Phase three, a full-scale strike, would require a second vote by members to authorize.

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Should I or shouldn’t I?

Alex Cooper On Nakusp On page seven of this issue, I wrote an article about Nakusp’s potential as a winter tourism destination. The introduction to the article was about my trip to a local backcountry skiing and snowmobiling area. Bill Sones, who is the president of a nonprofit society that runs a small hut in the area, was kind enough to take me there on his old snowmobile. While there, I mentioned I was thinking of writing an article about

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the area and tying it into a bigger story about winter tourism in Nakusp. He responded by asking me not to mention the name of the area in my article. We want to keep this area quiet, was the essence of his reply. I wrestled with this. Should I heed his request and not name the area we were in, even though most of the people reading it would know where I’m referring to? Part of me felt I should just put it out there. It’s crown land and it’s not my job to keep secrets, unless they can personally harm someone. At the same time, I appreciated that Sones was willing to take me there for a day of skiing and show me around, despite never having met me. I also understand the desire to keep your own slice of paradise quiet, and the fact that the non-profit that runs the hut doesn’t want to increase their workload by increasing visits. In the end, I respected Sones’ request. Did I make the right decision?

The habits and personality of the Dion’s Shibu Inu Tomo macheen, B.C., contacted me 13 years ago to ask me what they should do with a couple of puppies that had them in a dilemma.  The problem was that during their eight week health check these two puppies had been discovered to have severe heart defects.  Because I had more breeding experience they asked me if they should euthanize the puppies.  I suggested that if they were mine, I would try to find “compassionate Your Pets & Mine placements” for them in homes where the new owners were aware that the It feels great to be a “local celeb- pups were ill and might not survive, rity” with so many congratulations and but that in the meantime they would nice comments about my wins in New need loving homes. Among those who stepped forYork. It amazes me to hear how many people enjoy watching the televised ward were local pet lovers, Jan and Pat dog shows. I will continue to keep Dion. Nakusp on the map in the dog world.  Jan and Pat had a history with me We have since won another Best of being devoted dog lovers.  When I Puppy in Show award with “Jolie” in first met them they had met their chalChilliwack and she is now a champion lenges with their pets. Jan’s English at only 11 months of age. Cocker, Sebastian, suffered from glauDog shows create a dog community coma and had to have an eye removed, and pet owners often have a feeling of and Pat was devoted to Bear,  an family.  Shiba Inu breeders in Spilli- elderly black-and-tan collie-shepherd

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cross. With both dogs now gone, Jan expressed interest in adopting one of the heart problem puppies. When Tomo, which means friend in Japanese,  came to the Dion home in Nakusp he was  a black-and-tan cub with dense, velvet-like fur and a tightly curled tail.  Shibas are a small, sturdy spitz breed that was originally developed to hunt vermin but is now a popular companion dog in its native Japan.  When I visited Japan in 1989, I was delighted to see Shibas accompanying their owners throughout the city and at the heels of farmers in plot gardens in the country.  A true town-and-country dog, Shibas are great companions for apartments and condos because they tend to be quiet and are quite satisfied with a daily walk.  They are foxlike but retain the characteristics of a fox cub throughout their lives with smallish triangular ears and a shortish very thick coat.  Their personality is what sets them apart from many breeds.  They are very self-controlled and dignified. In one judging seminar, a Japanese expert on the breed was asked how he would determine a first place between two equally good specimens.  “I would put them together, nose to nose, in the centre of the ring,” he explained. “And the first one to show emotion would be the loser.” In spite of his heart problem, Tomo seemed like a normal puppy and he has continued to amaze us all with his health and longevity.  Jan has been particularly careful to avoid unnecessary vaccinations in his health care,  avoiding surgeries because of the risk of anesthetic  and she has always fed him carefully. He eats a variety of meats, vegetables

Tomo is black and tan but the Shiba Inu more commonly occurs in red and sesame (which is red sprinkled with black). Urajiro, lighter cream shadings on the red in the area of cheeks, throat and undersides are particularly desirable. Til Niquidet photo and raw meaty bones — especially chicken backs and turkey necks. The raw diet has kept him healthy for nearly 13 years. Jan says she especially enjoys the Shiba Inu’s devotion to family.  While Tomo is not overly demonstrative,  “He has a very quiet way of showing his love for us,” says Jan. “He will just gently lay his head on a lap.”  She also enjoys the independence of the breed, which is sometimes a little quirky. “Mi casa es mi casa” in the Shiba household, she says, and compares living with  a Shiba to living with a cat. This independence can lead to some challenges when running loose  where the that old

instinct to explore can sometimes overcome their devotion to their humans.  Shibas are not always reliable off-leash. A walk on leash is always appreciated though and that Japanese dignity means that Shibas rarely tug or pull. They are well-behaved on a walk and are quiet and self-controlled around other dogs. Pat enjoys daily walks with Tomo and often jokes with friends about his 12-year-old dog who was not supposed to live. Even though Tomo does not show exuberance in his love or moments of happiness he does have a special little twitch to his tail and a twinkle in his intelligent deep black eyes.

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Thursday, March 13

FELDENKRAIS Beginner-friendly movement

classes for relaxation, stress release and pain relief. Starts at 9:15 a.m. at NaCoMo (90 5th Ave SW). $15 drop-in fee. For more info email Tyson Bartel at thaitouch@yahoo.com.

WORKBC WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY

What are my choices? Part of a series of weekly employment-focused workshops designed to help you gains the skills and knowledge you need to find a job. Offered by the Nakusp WorkBC Employment Services Centre from 9:15–11:30 a.m. To register, call 250-265-3318. SENIORS' COFFEE At the Seniors' Centre (210 8th Ave) from 10–11 a.m.

WINTER WEDNESDAY AT NAKUSP HOT SPRINGS Soak at the Springs for only $6. Open

from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. LOONIE HOCKEY Drop in and play from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. LUNCH & LEARN Shari Wahl from Hub Barton Insurance Brokers gives a talk called Business Insurance 101, protecting you and your investment, a brief overview. The event is put on by the Nakusp & Area Development Board at Selkirk College from 12–1 p.m. CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP Come down to the Nakusp Youth Centre with your pen and paper in hand to share ideas for stories and poems. From 3:30–4:30 p.m. GIRLS NIGHT AT NYC Sorry dudes, it's ladies only at the Nakusp Youth Centre tonight. Drop by with your friends from 7-10 p.m. COMMUNITY CHOIR REHEARSAL All are welcome! No try-outs and no need to know how to read music, just come to Saddleback Community Church (59 3 St. NW, Nakusp) at 7 p.m. For info: Marilyn Massey 250-265-4087. NSS SPRING BAND CONCERT The Nakusp Secondary School band holds their spring concert at the Bonnington Arts Centre starting at 7:30 p.m.

T'AI CHI Beginner class begins at the Nakusp Legion at 9:30 a.m.; continuing class takes place at 10 a.m. Call Ruth at 250-265-3353 or email rgsch1@telus.net NERD NIGHT AT THE NYC Every Thursday come be all the nerd you can be! At the Nakusp Youth Centre from 6–10 p.m. BASKETBALL IN BURTON At the school at 6:30 p.m. $2 drop-in. BINGO AT THE LEGION The action is non-stop, from 6:30-10 p.m. in Nakusp. DARTS NIGHT AT THE LEGION How good is your aim? From 7–10 p.m. at the Nakusp Legion Hall. DROP-IN BADMINTON At Nakusp Secondary from 7-9 p.m. $3 drop-in, $45 for the season. Beginners are welcome. Bring a racquet and nonmarking shoes.

Friday, March 14

BELLYFIT Come and experience a complete workout, designed for women and of all ages and capabilities. Incorporating many styles of dance, yoga, core exercises and meditation. Starts at 10 a.m. at NaCoMo. BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Present your current favourite book to the group — anything you've read or are reading. At the Nakusp Library from 10 a.m to noon. PARKOUR CLASSES In the basement of the Nakusp Arena from 3:30–5:30 p.m. For youth ages 13-19. Contact Michael Garvey, 265-1778 or michaelfq@shaw.ca FLOOR HOCKEY IN BURTON At the Burton Community Learning Centre, from 6:30–8 p.m. Equipment is provided. $2. POOL TOURNAMENT AT NYC Chalk up your pool cue and see who's got the best game. At the Nakusp Youth Centre from 7–11 p.m. GAMES NIGHT AT THE LEGION Come play Wii, darts, pool, or bring a game of your choice from home. Bring a friend or two along, there's always

enough people for some fun. At the Nakusp Legion from 7-10 p.m. Members and guests are welcome. NOLIGHTS FREESTYLE DANCE An event created to celebrate in the pure joy of dancing, music and community with the inspiration of minimal lighting encouraging freedom on the dance floor. Come practice formal dance moves or discover new ways of movement and expression, freestyle. At NaCoMo (90 5th Ave., Nakusp) from 7:30–8:30 p.m. $3.

Saturday, March 15

COMMUNITY CHOIR REHEARSAL All are welcome! No try-outs and no need to know how to read music, just come to Saddleback Community Church (59 3 St. NW, Nakusp) at 1 p.m. For info: Marilyn Mass ey 250-265-4087. MEAT DRAW Proceeds go to the Burton Volunteer Fire Department. At the Legion from 3:30–6:30 p.m. SPAGHETTI NIGHT A variety of sauces will be provided at spaghetti night at the Burton Hall from 5–7 p.m. Save room for the deserts. It's $10 for adults, $5 for children age 6–12, and children under six eat for free.

Sunday, March 16

COMMUNITY STRING ENSEMBLE Do you play a stringed instrument? Our String Ensemble practices each Sunday at 2 p.m. in the home of Marilyn Massey, 1007 4th St NW. Musicians of all ages & skill levels are welcome. For more information call 250-265-4087

Monday, March 17

WISE YOGA Join Terri McLeod, a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor, for a class at the Nakusp senior's hall. For returning students the class is from 10-11:30 a.m. and for beginners the class is from 4:45–6 p.m. Classes run until Mar. 10, with a new six week series starting Apr. 14. For more information and to pre-register, call 250-265-0177.

BRIDGE Play a hand at the Senior's Centre 1:15-3:30 p.m. $2.50.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY BAZAAR Celebrate your inner Irish by heading to the Legion Hall for the annual St. Patrick's Day tea and bazaar. From 2–3 p.m. MONDAY MUSIC JAM AT NYC Monday music jam at the Nakusp Youth Centre. Bring an instrument if you have one, and/or bring a song that you know or want to learn. From 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 18

T'AI CHI Beginner class begins at the Nakusp Legion at 9:30 a.m.; continuing class takes place at 10 a.m. and again from 7–8 p.m. Call Ruth at 250-265-3353 or email rgsch1@tel us.net NYC DROP-IN Foosball, pool table and more! At the Nakusp Youth Centre from 3–6 p.m. PARKOUR In the basement of the Nakusp Arena between 3:30-5:30 p.m. For youth ages 13-19. Contact Michael Garvey, 265-1778 or michaelfq@ shaw.ca. BELLYFIT Come and experience a complete workout, designed for women and of all ages and capabilities. Incorporating many styles of dance, yoga, core exercises and meditation. Starts at 6 p.m. at NaCoMo. BADMINTON At Nakusp Secondary School. Bring your own racquet. For more information call LeeAnne at 250-265-3326. $3 drop-in fee. FELDENKRAIS WITH TYSON Starts at 8 p.m. at NaCoMo. For more info email Tyson at thaitouch@yahoo.com

Wednesday, March 19

HEALING SPIRITS TALKING CIRCLE Open to anyone 15+ who is struggling with drug or alcohol issues. At the Nakusp Youth Centre from 2:30–4:30 p.m. WORKBC WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY Suit yourself: Personality & career choice. Part of a series of weekly employment-focused workshops designed to help you gains the skills and knowledge you need to find a job. Offered by the Nakusp WorkBC Employment Services Centre from 9:15–11:30 a.m. To register, call 250-265-3318.

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Marilyn Boxwell Seniors Helping Seniors The Community Volunteer Income Tax program is now in operation for the 11th season serving residents located throughout all parts of the Nakusp Region. The valuable resource team made up by a group of dedicated and highly experienced local volunteers has undertaken the mandatory computer-based training made possible online courtesy of Canada Revenue Agency. Note however that members of the CVIT program team are not in the employ of any business or government department, and no remuneration of any kind, is expected or

accorded. Its purpose is to provide adults of any age (not just seniors) living on a low to medium level income as determined by this governmental authority with free and confidential assistance in completing and filing their income tax return data by the deadline date set each year, at April 30. Although the CRA prefers that individuals' returns are filed using a digital method, arrangements have been made to fill out and file a paper method courtesy of one member of our local CVIT member. Also, a pick-up and drop-off location has been established for the convenience of residents of the Silverton/New Denver/Roseberry/Hills general area. Income ceilings to determine eligibility for assistance in completing your return through this free program, as determined by CRA, include single individuals with an income of $30,000 or less; $40,000 for couples, plus $2,000 per child. Adults are required to file their noncommercial simple and straightforward return in order to prove that they

are qualified or eligible to receive various financial and service benefits to which they are entitled. The following is a brief outline of some such services subject to one's tax return being filed accordingly: — BC sales tax credit of $75, — GST credit, paid out 4 times annually,

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Nakusp's Dakoda Fizzard is one of 17 kids to make the Kootenay Avalanche AAA hockey club. Fizzard, 8, was one of 30 kids from the East and West Kootenay's to tryout for the team in December. In early January, he found out he made the team along with 16 others. Dakoda will be traveling to Beaver Valley and Nelson for practices. He will also attend three tournaments in Kamloops, Kelowna and West Kelowna, which will include teams from as far as Vancouver , Calgary and the North West Territories.  Dakoda is ready for this seven weeks of hard work and commitment to begin.  The Kootenay Avalanche AAA Hockey Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing outstand-

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anticipating this fifth year. Participating as a venue allows you to really connect with locals, develop a wider audience, educate the public about what you do, market your activities, and attract visitors to your community. The CBCT allows visitors to meet the participants “behind the scenes” and allows them to: visit artists studios that may not regularly be open to the public, purchase works directly from the artists, visit art galleries, museums and cultural centres to view special interpretive displays, archives, demonstrations or performances. It is also a chance for them to meet people such as artists, curators, historians and volunteers that are such a vital part of our local culture.   The registration deadline is

Apr. 14, but you can save $10 off the $50 fee if you register by the end of March. The registration fee includes: inclusion in printed directory, web page profile, placement on on-line interactive map, event signage, province wide promotional campaign. If you plan to have any special programming or demonstrations at your venue, details can be included on your web page profile. Directories and web profiles will be released by the end of May. Artist/venue web profiles will remain online until Dec 31, 2014 to provide contact information for follow up visits.  To register visit: www.cbculturetour.com. For information call: 1-250-505-5505 or toll free at 1-877- 505-7355.

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Alex Cooper On Nakusp Cresting the ridge, the view was incredible. Below us, to the south, a sea of clouds stretched through the valleys from Arrow to Slocan Lake. The sun was out and a little-tracked white canvas dotted with trees lay below us. I was in a popular local touring area with local veteranarian Bill Sones. I got in touch with him after a few Google searches for Nakusp ski touring turned up his name in association with a non-profit backcountry hut society. Being an avid backcountry skier, I asked if he could take me out for a day. I met him at his home on Superbowl Sunday, where we drove to the trailhead and then hopped on his snowmobile for the ride to the ski touring area on a network of groomed logging roads. It was a zone used by both backcountry skiers and snowmobilers, with each sticking to their own side of the valley. Our destination was the heart of a sub-alpine basin surrounded by thinly-treed slopes. A group staying at the hut had already set a number of skin tracks, so climbs were easy and the descents gentle and safe given the moderate avalanche hazard that day. We skied three laps of boot-deep powder on top of a smooth surface — not bad considering it had barely snowed in weeks. It was Superbowl Sunday, so there weren’t many people around. While there I talked to Sones about ski touring around Nakusp — namely how I found it really hard to

find information about where to go. I found a few descriptions of tours in the Trout Lake and Retallack areas, but nothing for around Nakusp, except for a couple of mentions of the area we were in — an area Sones asked me not to name in the newspaper, though most people reading this probably know where I’m referring to, and a search for “ski touring Nakusp” mentions it in the first result. I had already been wondering about Nakusp’s potential for winter tourism. That’s probably because I came here from Revelstoke, which has blossomed as a winter destination since the ski resort there opened in 2007 (not to mention the thriving snowmobile tourism industry). In my six weeks in Nakusp, I’ve enjoyed a powder day at Summit Lake, been cross-country skiing at Wensley Creek and the Kuskanax Trails and visited the hot springs. The trails have been quiet and the locales very low key. While out with Bill Sones, I said I was thinking about an article about Nakusp’s winter tourism potential. Backcountry skiing and snowmobiling are growing industries and here’s Nakusp, with a great little backcountry hut in an fairly accessible location surrounded by lots of great ski touring and snowmobiling terrain. Sones response was simple. The hut isn’t promoted because the society that runs it doesn’t want it to be too busy. It’s maintained by a small group of volunteers who bring up the propane and firewood and more people would mean more work keeping the place supplied. They also don’t want the area to get too busy and tracked up, hence keeping it on the down low. Knowledge of the hut gets out by word of mouth and they want to keep that way. While that may be great for the locals who go play in the area in the winter, what about the portion of the population who makes a living off

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Bill Sones drops into a trackless ski slope at a local backcountry skiing area. Could this area be used to promote Nakusp as a winter tourism destination? Alex Cooper/Arrow Lakes News tourism? Nakusp has a great summer tourism industry, but in the winter – outside the K2 Rotor Lodge – the town is very quiet. I spoke to both Peter Welkering, the owner of the Brouse Creek Bed & Breakfast, the vice-president of the Nakusp & District Chamber of Commerce, and a director with the West Kootenay Tourism Alliance. I asked what kind of efforts there were to promote Nakusp as a winter destination. “Everybody’s talking about it because they’re suffering for the winter,” he told me. He pointed to the Nakusp Arrow Lakes Winter Guide pamphlet that the Chamber of Commerce produces in cooperation with Kootenay Rockies Tourism. The pamphlet has photos of all sorts of winter recreation opportunities — snowboarding, helisking, cross-country skiing, curling, hockey, snowmobiling, fishing, tubing and more. It has maps of all the local Nordic trail networks but there is no mention of the backcountry area Bill Sones took me to. He brought up the challenges of promoting Nakusp —  notably the access. If you’re coming from

Alberta, you have to contend not only with two major mountain passes along the Trans-Canada Highway, but also the ferry crossing. Coming from the Okanagan, you have to take a ferry and the winding Monashee Highway. “It’s unpredictable that if you come on the Friday, that you could make it back on the Sunday,” Welkering said. The other challenge is working with locals to promote the local recreation areas that they don’t want promoted. Welkering suggested building new huts if local groups wanted to keep existing ones quiet. “If people don’t want strangers going to their huts, we need to build huts they can use,” Welkering said. “You have to put a lot of things into place before you start developing a certain area.” A few weeks later I spoke to Cedra Eichenauer, the manager of the chamber of commerce. I brought up the idea of my article and we talked about promoting Nakusp in winter. Her thought was that without a big tourism draw in place like a major ski resort, Nakusp could

position itself as a quiet destination where you make your own adventure — whether it be Nordic or alpine skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, fising or simply coming to relax in the hot springs. This got me thinking that maybe Nakusp could follow in the footsteps of Smithers, B.C., where the Bulkley Backcountry Ski Society worked to create the Hankin-Evelyn Backcountry Skiing Recreation Area. It’s a non-motorized recreation area with cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails in the valley and access to the alpine above. There’s an overnight hut and a warming hut for day-users. Nakusp has an area perfectly suited for this, but as best as I can tell, the desire is to keep it a locals secret. Developing a new area would require a significant organization to gain the permissions and raise the money needed to build infrastructure. It doesn’t have to be non-motorized. How you boost winter tourism while still maintaining the peaceful nature of the community and without over-crowding the trails is a balance that would have to be reached.

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Karolina was born in Slovenia. She served in the war after studying in the retail business. She met Milan and married a year later in 1947. They searched for a new life and found it in Canada, she followed him in 1957. She broke through early feelings of homesickness by immersing herself in family and tending her beloved flower and vegetable garden in Kitimat. The next 28+ years they lived their dream in their beautiful retirement home in Burton. She worked diligently and with determination enjoying each step of a task as evidence of her love of God. Gardening was her passion and nourishment, her love, cooking and baking was ours. Her beloved friends at church and Sunday worship helped to strengthen her. Mom was easy to befriend and she loved to share the seeds and fruit of her labour until her late 80’s. She died peacefully at Minto House with husband Milan, immediate family and granddaughter Nicole. Thanks to the staff at Minto House, and Dr. Goranson. Survived by her husband Milan, son Carl (Hope) NZ, Roy BC, and daughter Milena (John) BC, grandchildren Raymond, Andrea, step grandchild Carissa, grandchildren Matthew, Nicole, Natalie and 11 great grandchildren. Also survived by brother Hrabro, Slovenia, nieces and nephews. A family gathering will be held at a later date. Cremation by her request. If you wish, in lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Valley Funeral Home Ltd. Online condolences may be expressed at www.valleyfh.ca

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A blazing snow tempest was waiting for a weary Nakusp Secondary Ski and Snowboard team, who had spent the last eight hours in a bus, traveling from Nakusp to Whistler. We arrived in the resort town north of Vancouver to participate in the BC High School Alpine Provincials; the trip being the climax of a long journey that started back in October and included hours of after school dryland training, fundraising events and weekend practices. This year 12 skiers and 10 snowboarders, covering an experience spectrum of seasoned veterans to fresh rookies, represented Nakusp Secondary School and Summit Lake Ski hill. The provincial event was set to take place over the course of three days and hosted more than 270 athletes from 16 B.C. public and private schools. Each racer had the opportunity to tackle two runs through a giant slalom course set along the Grandy Dancer trail on Blackcomb and a single run through the popular terrain cross course. Students could compete as individuals, or as part of a team consisting of four to six racers. Points were awarded according to individual times, and provincial rankings were calculated by adding a team’s

top four racer’s totals. At the end of the first day, a ragged looking snowboard team shook off the packed snow in their hotel rooms and regaled the skiers with tales of their close shave with disaster. The team had nearly missed their start time because the lift they were in line for was closed due to weather. A last minute decision found the entire team traversing the mountain to another lift, only to make it to the start gate just in time to race. No time for the typical course inspection, the team had no choice but to fly blind down the GS course. Despite the rocky start, the snowboarders managed to power through 270 metre of vertical decline, past 27 gates and into a fifth place finish for the girls and a three way tie for sixth for the boys. However, due to a mathematical anomaly, the boys and girls snowboard team were sitting pretty at the end of their almost disastrous day in a combined third place. On day two, the skiers charged through their GS races and managed to battle out a third place for the girls and an eleventh place for the boys. True to tradition, the NSS skiers were the loudest and most supportive group, who unabashedly cheered each team member as they stood poised in the gate waiting for the gatekeeper to utter the gut-

dropping phrase, “racer ready.� Adding the points together, the boys and girls were sitting in fifth place at the end of their first race day, and the team celebrated with a night of well behaved fun in the village. Wednesday morning found the snowboard and ski teams at the top of the Blackcomb snowcross course staring at the return of the intimidating snow feature that terrorized last years provincial course in Smithers — the Wu Tang. This tricky bit of engineering was situated directly in front of the start gate, forcing our racers to point their tips down a steep decline, which quickly rose into a pinnacle of snow, then fell away again into the gully of the terrain course. The weather also added to the technical quagmire as our first seeded female racer, Taylor Aeichele, had to navigate the puzzle of the terrain cross in a veritable whiteout. The racers raced, one by one, each facing their own set of challenges as the inconsistent weather shifted from snowy apocalypse to sun bathed beauty. By mid afternoon, bluebird skies, unseen for the duration of the competition, softened the snowpack and reduced the terrain cross into a marshmallow mess. The fickle conditions of the day caused some of the racers to lose all racing hope and swagger time eating tricks

off of the Wu Tang instead of stressing about gaining seconds through the adverse conditions of the terrain course. The tournament rounded out with Jamie Godtmark’s 19th place finish helping to settle the girls snowboard team into a final sixth place showing and Colton Petterson's 22nd overall time leading the boys snowboard team to a combined eighth place finish. When counted together, the points earned by both the girls and boys snowboard teams added up to an impressive third place finish in the province. On the two planker side of the provincials, the NSS ski team found themselves in some tough, spandex wearing, competition and battled hard to earn a respectful sixth place collective finish. Taylor Aeichele and Angus Jackson were the leading representatives of the NSS team with their 11th and 18th personal finishes. Team wise, the boys left everything on the mountain and walked away with a 12th place to show for their efforts, and the girls, through collective teamwork and unbridled tenacity eked out a fourth place finish from their pool of zealous competitors. Next years provincials will be held in our backyard at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

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This years turnout for the Nakusp Rod & Gun Club Awards night at the Legion was one of the best they have had. Awards included: Senior awards: Whitetail — Jamie Paish, 132 1/8 Elk — Ray Hascarl, 260 2/8 Junior awards: Mule Deer — Liam Coates, 28" Black Bear — Lauren Sapietis,18" Whitetail — to Liam Coates, 93" Archery award: Bryce Friedenberger — Black Bear, 16 8/16 Fish awards: Jr Bull Trout — Savannah Olson, 5 pounds 8 oz Fred Pigott Memorial Award — Liam Coates Pictured: 1. Liam Coates receives his whitetail award from Shawn Coates. 2. The awards night attracted a pretty big crowd. 3. Savannah Olson won the award for junior bull trout. 4. Bryce Friedenberger accepts his black bear award from Shawn Coates. 5. Ray Hascarl was the winner of the rifle draw. 6. Jamie Paish (left) won a new chainsaw. He accepts it from Shawn Coates and Hank Scown. Stephanie Dieterman/Arrow Lakes News

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