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The Crawford Bay pair caught in an avalanche that claimed one person’s life above the Grey Creek Pass Tuesday afternoon thought they were sledding in a safe zone. But Nelson Search and Rescue search manager Chris Armstrong said there are few places to safely recreate in the backcountry considering the current avalanche risk. “They were in what they considered safe conditions and safe areas, low slopes, clear cuts, logging roads,” he said. “Because of these conditions all these places people are sledding and skiing now thinking they’re safe, right now, they’re actively releasing in many places. People have to be very wary of being in the backcountry. There’s really no safe place right now.” The father and son-in-law had parked their snowmobiles beneath a clear cut on a low slope and witnessed the natural-release slide start to happen,” described Armstrong whose team was first on the scene. “They witnessed it crown and start moving very slowly and they thought they may have been in a safe spot,” he said. “Before they realized they were in danger, the entire slope started to go and only one of them was able to fire up their machine and spin around and race out of the area.” The 29-year-old son-in-law was caught in the debris and wasn’t able to make it out alive. The surviving snowmobiler was able to get to Crawford Bay to call 911. Both the Nelson and Kimberley search and rescue units responded to the 2:30 p.m. call from the RCMP with Nelson’s team arriving within 15 minutes. Armstrong described the avalanche as “massive” at 1.5 kilometres wide and 500 metres long. Because the snowmobilers didn’t have transceivers, search and rescue initiated a “hasty search” in which one member operated a RECO search. RECO devices are reflectors sewn into snowmobile clothing and located on sleds. Search and Rescue units and ski patrols are

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No, they’re not The Beatles, but second-year Selkirk College integrated environmental planning students have been spending time in Slocan over the last few months trying to advance the village’s official community plan. Part of that has involved looking at the future of the mill site, which is presently being demolished. Selkirk College photo

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What awaits Slocan following the demolition of its waterfront sawmill and the corresponding blow to its tax coffers? What will become of the land and how can the village support itself without major industry? Second-year students from Selkirk College’s integrated environmental planning program have been asking those questions of themselves and others over the last few months while working on ideas to further the goals of the village’s recently adopted official community plan. They’ll present their FIRST OF rts draft results at an open house o pa tw on Monday and seek community feedback. “I was looking for projects and a couple of people mentioned Slocan because of the major transition occurring at the mill site,” instructor Peter Holton explains. “We pitched it to [the village]. They were receptive and the community has been very open to the idea. They seem engaged in the work we’re trying to do.” Holton identified a broad list of topics mentioned in the official community plan — including climate change, food security, parks, seniors housing, and watershed management — and each student chose one to design an implementation plan. But it’s the potential redevelopment of the Springer Creek Forest Products sawmill

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site that presents the biggest challenges and opportunities. Lia Postnikoff, a Slocan Valley resident, and classmate Rob Fox tackled the issues involved with ensuring the 20 acres of waterfront remains a community benefit. “This land is an invaluable resource to the area if it can be effectively used in a way that will support the various social, economic and environmental aspects of the area,” they write in their draft. “The main plan goal is to ultimately re-create the waterfront site as a main attraction of life in Slocan while providing economic rejuvenation and resiliency for the village.” The big caveat is that the site is privately owned. Brisco Wood Products, the parent company of Springer Creek Forest Products, hasn’t indicated what it intends to do with the property once demolition is complete later this year. However, the students say the village does have tools to help ensure an outcome acceptable to residents. The official community plan talks about rezoning the area and Postnikoff and Fox suggest it should become a combination of commercial and park space “to envelop a diverse range of desired applications and uses.” They have no shortage of ideas for those uses: from the rejuvenation of the waterfront as a beach and restoration of the natural watercourse of Springer Creek to a farmer’s market, community garden, organic bistro, cabin rentals, microbrewery, or artist’s retreat.

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The plan also looks at other mill site redevelopments around North America and identifies potential funding sources. But the authors say public involvement is the “most important asset to achieving this vision... It is necessary to have motivated individuals commit to assisting the community in creating an enticing space for the diverse range of needs and wants.” The students have met twice with village council and had informal conversations with residents, but Monday will be their main chance to solicit local input. “More than anything we’re trying to start a conversation and fire imaginations about what could happen on the mill site,” Holton says. “The challenge, of course, is that’s private land, and it’s up to a developer working with the village to decide what might be feasible. But it’s such a tremendous opportunity for Slocan to reinvent themselves, from a mill town to who knows what?” Based on the input they receive, the students will revise their documents and produce final versions next month. But ultimately, it’s up to the village to decide whether and how to use their work. Monday’s open house goes from 5 to 7 p.m. at W.E. Graham school in Slocan with a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m. Next: How Slocan’s beach became a sawmill

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The annual rankings of BC’s elementary schools was released earlier this week by the Fraser Institute with local schools getting a wide range of grades. Nelson’s Waldorf School placed highest with St. Joseph close behind. Rosemont and Salmo were ranked near the bottom. The institute calls its Report Card on BC Elementary Schools the “go-to source for measuring school performance” though it is controversial. It ranks 982 public and independent elementary schools based on 10 academic indicators using data from the annual Foundation Skills Assessments (FSAs) administered by the BC Ministry of Education. “It helps parents and educators compare schools (in small towns like Dawson Creek or big districts like Vancouver) by showing which schools have improved and which schools have fallen behind, and demonstrates how perceived barriers to learning (language, for example) are often overcome,” said a release issued Monday by the institute.

St. Joseph School finished just behind Nelson’s Waldorf school for the highest ranking among local schools. File photo Nelson’s Waldorf School placed 53 out of 982 and St. Joseph School placed 97th. Redfish sits at 163rd, Hume at 280 and CHEK-ABC, Nelson’s independent Christian school ranked 474 out of 982. South Nelson is at 502 of the 982 schools, with Blewett at 531. Rosemont and Salmo placed considerably lower at 908 and 949 respectively. Kootenay Lake School Dis-

trict superintendent Jeff Jones pointed to the limiting nature of the data presented by the Fraser Institute and suggests parents take their children’s school ranking with a grain of salt. “I encourage parents to look carefully at the data used to inform the Fraser institute in concert with many other sources of data that they can learn about at their child’s school,” he said. St. Joseph principal Mar-

lene Suter is pleased her school scores well according to the Fraser Institute report but despite this success, she said “they are just a small piece of what happens in a school.” Jones concurs. He explained there is valuable information that can be gleaned from the Fraser report, however, it should be used along with other sources of data for a more accurate bigger picture. “The Fraser Institute’s attempts to rank schools have been highly controversial for a number of years,” Jones said. “These rankings are flawed for a number of reasons, most notably due to the fact they use one set of data — data which we have all noted is limited in what it can tell us.”  The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of 86 think tanks. Its mission is self-described as “to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on the welfare of individuals.”

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given the detectors to help with location. “One of our members was able to find the sled that he was on and subsequently found him just down slope from the sled,” said Armstrong. “It was kind of a miracle that our guys are trained to use that device and they went to the most likely spot in this massive avalanche... or else it would have been a very large search.” The man was found just after 4:30 p.m.

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During its last few years of operation, Springer Creek Forest Products paid about $230,000 in municipal property taxes and about $135,000 in 2012 after the mill shut down. That still accounted for about two-thirds of Slocan’s overall property tax roll and 16 per cent of its total revenue. After selling its timber licences to Interfor and reaching a settlement with its remaining employees, the company began demolishing the buildings on its mill site last fall. Once the work is complete and the site is reassessed, property taxes are expected to drop to $2,300 — representing less than one per cent of the village’s total revenue. The village reduced the company’s property taxes by five per cent in each of 2009, 2010, and 2011 and deferred penalties on arrears in 2010. (The company has since paid its back taxes.) The village has cash reserves

Crews demolish the old Springer Creek Forest Products saw mill in Slocan. The closure has hurt property tax revenues. Photo courtesy of Aline Winje and recently raised taxes to make up in the short term for the expected $140,000 shortfall this

year — the mill’s former tax bill — but it remains to be seen how it will manage in the future.

Source: Village of Slocan Mill Site Redevelopment plan, Lia Postnikoff and Rob Fox, February 2014

Student plans not just academic

For the past 13 years, students in Selkirk College’s integrated environmental planning program have been preparing pro bono plans for local governments and other agencies, including Nelson, Castlegar, Rossland, the Friends of Cottonwood Creek, and Kootenay Lake Partnership. Sometimes the plans do lead to action. For example, students helped Rossland get funding for

their active transportation plan and their work on Cottonwood Creek was used in a grant application for stormwater drainage improvements. “It’s more than just an assignment,” says instructor Peter Holton. “It’s a real-world client, and students are able to walk out of the program with something in their portfolio, and not just another test score.” — Greg Nesteroff

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Nelson council passed first two readings of a zoning amendment that would allow a 30-unit townhome condo development on vacant golf course land at 2000 Choquette Avenue. Put forward by Nelson’s own West Creek Developments, the project dubbed “The Crossing at Granite Pointe” will see condos between 850- and 1,600-square feet spread between three buildings on a 1.3 acre property. The development will have a similar aesthetic to West Creek’s previous projects, including West Creek Village on Perrier Road and The View on West Richards. “This particular builder has found a niche that he seems to be able to work in quite well,” mayor John Dooley said, noting the dwellings would be priced less than $300,000. “All their units are well positioned to be sold and get people into the entry level market.” A couple councillors expressed concern that West Creek has only offered to contribute $250 per unit to the city’s affordable housing reserve fund, which is low compared to what other developers agree to. But development manager David Wahn said it was fair under the circumstances. “If these units were being sold for

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The man charged with the 1993 killing of Nelson’s Jennifer Cusworth is applying to have his trial moved out of Kelowna. Neil George Snelson appeared in court via video Monday morning to schedule his upcoming manslaughter trial, but that was delayed

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Council also received a 20-signature petition from neighbouring residents who called the development “massive” and wanted to see one-level rancher style homes built on the site. But ultimately councillors voted unanimously in favour of allowing the application to advance to a public hearing (tentatively scheduled for April 7), after which they will decide whether to give the project final approval.

that could pose a problem. “Too many people have to travel too far for it,” she said. Cusworth, who lives out of town, will return to Kelowna for the April 14 change of venue hearing and will attend every subsequent court date, regardless of the location. Snelson was arrested in 2009 for Cusworth’s then cold-case killing.

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He was convicted of manslaughter in 2011, but late last year he won an appeal when the BC Court of Appeal ruled the trial judge erred in allowing a specific piece of evidence. Jennifer Cusworth, who graduated from L.V. Rogers, was found beaten and strangled after a Kelowna house party in 1993.

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until April 14 when a change of venue application will be heard. Although the court has yet to learn where Snelson’s defence would prefer to hold the trial, the victim’s mother, Jean Cusworth, has heard rumours that Kamloops is the preferred venue. It’s a change she said she could live with. If Vancouver were chosen, however,

Kootenay Savings Credit Union in downtown Castlegar was the latest to be hit in a string of three armed robberies that have taken place in as many weeks. According to an RCMP press release, a man carrying a firearm entered the bank, located on 4th Street just east of Columbia Avenue, and took “an undisclosed amount of US currency” before fleeing on foot around 1:18 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11. “The male suspect is described as Cau-

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roceedings here at the BC legislature were briefly thrust into the spotlight last week, firing up the radio talk shows and twitter feeds. No, it wasn’t the BC Liberal government forcing through legislation to allow industrial “research” for things like pipeline routes in provincial parks, or the debate on sanctioned wolf and grizzly kills. It wasn’t the teacher strike vote, as the scripted motions of that ritual combat are well known to weary parents. It was muffins. More specifically, “free” muffins in a newly relocated and equipped MLA lounge, and a rack installed to hold the said muffins at a cost of $733. This was portrayed as part of a spending spree by Richmond East MLA Linda Reid, elected Speaker last summer. In fact it’s just the latest phase of a strikingly expensive refit to provide wheelchair access, which Reid has championed. The new MLA lounge replaces a seldom-used one at the top of steep stairs high in the 1898 stone structure. The new lounge is served by a ramp near the chamber exit to another under-used room in the library, and equipped with big-screen TVs to follow proceedings,

similar to those installed in the legislature chamber last year. Everything done here is expensive, from matching ornate woodwork to upgrading ancient plumbing and wiring. But the public, conditioned by media to expect corruption and scandal, would rather be outraged about free muffins. Prior to this, MLAs had to troop down to the basement dining room to put muffins and coffee on their expense accounts, or have an assistant fetch them. The outraged talk shows didn’t mention that. There are access issues in the dining room too, a fact more difficult to ignore with Children and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux, Paralympian Michelle Stilwell and former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan now elected to serve using their wheelchairs. A costly new outside access ramp as-

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sisted Kenny Michell, who visited last week to tell his harrowing story of the Burns Lake sawmill explosion that nearly burned him to death in 2012 and left him in a wheelchair. The NDP brought a delegation of survivors and family members of the dead from sawdust explosions in Burns Lake and Prince George. They supported the opposition’s demand for an independent inquiry, although their own demands ranged from counselling for long-suffering wives to seeing someone punished for alleged negligence. The scandal pushed in this tragic story is that some evidence was not protected by WorkSafeBC and wouldn’t have been admissible in court. Prosecutors also said they had enough evidence for charges, but the companies or executives would be able to show “due diligence” that would

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likely result in acquittal. What that means in English is that the explosion risk of extra-dry dust and air wasn’t fully grasped by either mill operators or WorkSafeBC. All BC mills are now subject to more scrutiny, and a coroner’s inquest will be calling witnesses this fall to see what lessons can be learned. Back to pipelines through parks. This may seem like a scandal to urban BC residents who already fret about the possibility of the 60-year-old Trans Mountain pipeline, or one of several proposed gas pipelines, intruding on a park. It’s not as well known that Trans Mountain completed a major twinning and upgrading project on the Alberta side in 2008. It crosses Mount Robson Provincial Park and Jasper National Park, without incident or scandal to date. But back to muffingate, as it’s become known around here. I don’t know why people are so cynical and uninterested in serious issues. I wish I did. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press.

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The proposed Nelson Landing development off John’s Walk has many merits — but at least one major flaw. It should not be allowed to do away with sidewalks. When council votes on the developer’s request for variances, we hope it will keep the following in mind. (1) The absence of a sidewalk is clearly a safety issue, especially since a relatively narrow road is also proposed. With no sidewalk, pedestrians and vehicles will be perilously close to each other. (2) If there is no sidewalk in this initial phase of the project, there will be no sidewalk throughout the development, which could eventually be over 70 units. This first step will have long-term consequences. (3) The requested variance is at odds with all recent developments in this area of Nelson — Seventh Avenue, Radio Avenue, and John’s Walk. All have a

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sidewalk on at least one side of the street. (4) The lack of a sidewalk in the developer’s plan is in no way necessary. Rather, it is a consequence of a peculiar design that envisages garages projecting well away from the houses and taking up valuable space on a narrow lot. (5) One justification for the absence of a sidewalk is that there will be a lakeside trail instead. But this is not a replacement for a street sidewalk, partly because it cannot be used year round, partly because it will not be fully accessible, particularly for people with mobility challenges. We hope that council will reject a request that is both unnecessary and undesirable.

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Bargaining process ‘cut adrift’ I have to commend Mel Joy for her letter on how the teachers’ bargaining process seems to be drifting (March 5). I would have to say it has gone far beyond that point. One has to ask at what point must a government, presumably elected to represent the entire population of this province, do so in a fair and legal manner? Given the evidence presented in the court case and the twice ruled decision that the government was wrong in the laws it created to stifle a union the public needs to demand that the focus has to be back on education. How much money have they spent on this case, and how much more will be squandered as

they take it to the appeal court? Yet there is no money in the budget for education? This from a government that prides itself on “families first.” Your assertions in that the government now owns it all is spot on. When BCTF and BCPSEA bargained, while they may not always have seen eye to eye, eventually there were agreements reached. Unfortunately this time around when BCPSEA came to the table they were hobbled by a lack of resources to bargain with. It is also interesting to note that at the outset of this bargaining round, well over a year ago, both parties came to agreements on how costing would be done, leaving the

bargaining out of the press and having a mediator present. Those agreements were one of the most positive starts to bargaining in recent memory, I suppose much to the chagrin of the government, as evidenced by the eventual removal of BCPSEA from the process. Rather than the bargaining process seems to be drifting, it might be more accurate to say it was cut adrift when BCPSEA was summarily dumped from the bargaining process and replaced with an appointed government negotiator. Paul Boscariol President, Nelson District Teachers’ Association

How hard is it to hold the seeds? For the most part, our restaurants go out of their way to include items on their menu which reflect our dietary needs and restrictions. However, there is a dietary restriction that many of our seniors have and this restriction is not

reflected on many menus in town; in fact, many restaurants are unapologetic for not catering to this dietary need — I’m talking about seeds. I’ve been out to dinner at many places in town with my parents who,

like many others, have been diagnosed with diverticulitis and who cannot eat seeds. My mother loves a good salmon burger but many places in town have replaced seedless buns with those containing flax

seeds and sunflower seeds. Many restaurants in town carry gluten free, wheat free, low sodium, and vegetarian items. How difficult can it be to have a few bags of seedless buns/ bread in the freezer? H. Jenkins, Nelson


Dealing with technology drawbacks Re: “Dreaming of better broadband,” Letters, February 26 The author makes some very good points and we thank him for raising them. The Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership understands the technology drawbacks he cited very well. These issues were expressed through business focus groups and consultations conducted during the planning stages of the broadband project. He is not alone in his concerns and we are actively working on ways to remedy those issues in a timely manner. The partnership’s aim is to put Nelson on the map as a gigabyte community. As a wired community, Nelson will retain many talented professionals like you, who require reliable, high-speed broadband to flourish in a rural setting. Our long term objective is to attract like-minded professionals and businesses to relocate here. To be clear, fibre-optic broadband is not available residentially, at least not in the near future. So the problem isn’t fully resolved ... However, some companies may be interested in using a co-working space such as Gyre, located on Baker Street. It provides access to broadband for technology

professionals and entrepreneurs. We envision other downtown buildings connecting to the fibre-optic infrastructure in the coming months, making downtown tenancy even more attractive. Bob Wright Chair, Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership We want to hear from you. EMAIL LETTERS TO: The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the BC Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the BC Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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Two sides of Trafalgar debate We were disappointed to read Kirsten Hildebrand’s opinion piece regarding Redfish PAC and our initiation of a dialogue regarding a possible grade reconfiguration of the Nelson family of schools. Hildebrand used language and a tone that does not belong in a serious debate regarding the future of our children, even in an opinion piece. Suggesting Redfish parents “haven’t let go of concerns” from the previous reconfiguration is rather inaccurate and inflammatory. We are a new set of parents with our own concerns. If they happen to coincide with previous concerns, this suggests a continuing validity rather than an inability to move on. For example, a brief visit to Trafalgar would confirm this. One might say it is in “desperate need of repair or better yet, replacement.” During the previous reconfiguration of creating feeder schools and amending Trafalgar to Grades 6 to 8, the Trafalgar building was meant to eventually undergo complete renovation. Clearly this has not occurred and this is why our concerns remain justified. Our concerns also come from numerous families that currently have children in Trafalgar and have had children pass through Trafalgar in the last few years. For example, field trips to Ainsworth with no permission slips (since dealt with by the administration after we brought it to their attention), lack of parental contact regarding absenteeism and so forth. This is not playground gossip: these are clear instances of lack of age-appropriate supervision. From the article it seems Hildebrand’s ideas on transitions are based on a singular personal experience. (If, as an 18-year-old, Hildebrand had trouble with transitions, why would you expect a 10-year-old to do so successfully? While we do not believe in coddling, some lessons do not need to be taught so harshly). Our concerns are based on a collection of experiences and, more importantly, quality research in the field of child development. The general consensus amongst these studies point to minimizing transitions as being in the best interest of children. We could furnish Hildebrand with more information on this field, if she wishes to be able to provide a more informed opinion. We are concerned, not “alarmed,” at the apparent lack of restriction of devices in classrooms. While we agree this is a societal issue (I don’t think we need to define instruments that bring about social change as ‘problems’. Such language engenders reactionary attitudes that may resist necessary social adaptation), Trafalgar does indeed need to “bare the brunt” (sic) of the problem while our children are in their care. If we are to “insist these devices stay in lockers,” then who is to police this other than the school itself? Hildebrand states her experience of progressing through grades in a single school was that “the school environment had a family-like atmosphere, allowed for oneon-one learning and provided a stable educational experience.” I’m not sure why she seems to be arguing against providing similar positive experiences for our children, or at least the closest possible analogue. This is the aim for the Redfish PAC, and other PACs in the district: cultivating a supportive and welcoming environment for our children (as young as 10-years-old) whom are making this transition. This is essential since they will navigate numerous future

transitions based on their success in these early transitions. Ms Hildebrand may be quick to dismiss us as “worriers” over urban myths but, with a little effort, she may be aware that we are already acting to try and address the concerns we have. She may have been aware that we met with Trafalgar administration to discuss the lack of contact with parents when a child does not arrive at school. This is a safety concern we will not “let go.” We do not feel comfortable with a six -or morehour window in which a child can go missing with no one being aware. The result of this is Redfish PAC lobbying the school board to provide administrative hours to put such procedures in place. We have also offered our time to help set up a cohesive database of contact emails in order to provide a streamlined system on the off chance that the board cannot or will not provide more resources. While we believe reconfiguration is in the best interest of our children, this does not prevent us from doing what we can to assist the new Trafalgar administration in giving our children the most positive experience we can provide. Simon Beresford Redfish PAC

Nelson’s Trafalgar middle school has been at the centre of a heated debate.

Positive developments at the school Re: “Redfish parents want students back from Nelson’s Trafalgar” Many positive developments are happening at the school, and the public may not be aware of all the changes happening at Trafalgar. I first wanted to address some of the concerns. The story reported that there are unaccounted for student absences, although that has not been my own experience. Most times my son has been absent, an admin staff has always followed up with a phone call if I had not informed the school. The teachers contact parents if their student is absent for up to three classes without an excused absence. Trafalgar encourages parents to call the Office if their child will be absent. The email home program is not a supported option as Trafalgar will be moving to a different Student Information System in the near future. Otherwise, the

administration will either contact students directly and/or send an email or make a phone call home to those parents whose students have irregular absenteeism or are frequently late. Trafalgar does not have the clerical/secretarial resources to phone each custodial parent/guardian for every child that is absent that day; however, we are looking into viable alternatives. Students on field trips are all required to have permission slips, and teachers at Trafalgar supervising are routinely diligent in having these filled in correctly. The inappropriate digital content issue was due to lack of appropriate privacy settings on the app; this problem was widespread beyond the school to any user of the messaging application. Trafalgar is working to inform students and parents about appropriate social media use through parent evenings, grade level assemblies, and in Digital Literacy class. Internet content is filtered through our provincial service provider, PLNet. Supervision at lunch hour has been addressed with noon hour designated zones; they have helped keep Trafalgar safe and clean at lunch, while remaining flexible enough for our students to enjoy Movie at Lunch, board games, quiet rooms, and homework support in classrooms. No question, the building is old, and a replacement would be welcome, but there are no environmental or water quality concerns with the building. Air quality has been tested several times and there are no concerns. The Trafalgar PAC recently purchased three new water fountains that additionally filter the water, and allow students to easily refill water bottles. In addition the current Trafalgar PAC has made school replacement their biggest long term priority. Now for some of the positive developments at the school. There is the FRIENDS program is a 10 to 12 week classroom-based, anxiety prevention and resiliency program, delivered by teachers — Trafalgar is the only school in the district where every teacher in the school is implementing the program. Trafalgar has a widely successful French Immersion program with nearly 170 students. Under guidance by principal Carol-Ann Leidloff, and vice principal Tamara Malloff, Trafalgar students now have a community based program, Lifelong Explorations. Trafalgar has an array of additional programs and events for students, with much of it managed by teachers volunteering their time — sports groups, drama, photography, robotics, etc. I feel that Trafalgar has had an image problem — but that really is the past. My son has attended French immersion for three years, becoming involved in many extracurricular school activities. Most importantly though, he has blossomed to become a confident, socially aware and responsible young man due in large part due to the teachers and staff at Trafalgar. According to the Trafalgar vice principal Tamara Malloff, “We are open to suggestions and dialogue on how to make our school a better place for our learners, and encourage parents to contact us directly, or work through our Trafalgar PAC to support their children.” Andrew Jones Trafalgar PAC Nelson

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The organizers of the Feb 28, Philippine Relief Fundraiser including Keegan Schuh, Galen Boulanger, Maria and Peter Schuh and Darcie Quamme would like to thank everyone involved in helping make the sold-out event a great success. We wish to give the musicians and sponsors a heartfelt thank you including: Allison Girvan, Corazon choir, Clint Swanson, Aryn Sheriff, Grant Sutherland, Swing Theory, Tim Bullen, Art Rush, Bean Here Now, Blue Sky, Booksmyth, Bruce Klenk, Eddy Music, Nelson Evangelical Covenant Church, Nelson Star, Dr. Peter Schuh Dental, Faeries pyjamas, Gaia Rising, Gericks Cycle, Home Hardware Building Center, Kölmel Jewelers, Kootenay Sound Studios, Jill Beaulieu RMT, Lakeside Physiotherapy, LVR High school students and staff, Nelson Lions Club, Nelson Rod & Gun Club, Natural Choice Pharmacy, Main Street diner, Maple Rose, Mike and Lois Nazaroff, Mistisos Place, Otter Books, Oso Negro, Phil Crawford, Pixie candy, Relish, Redfish Elementary School, Ruth Prosser, Save On Foods, Snowpack, and Trafalgar Middle School. We are happy to announce that we raised $5900 of which $1500 is going to Drs. Vince Zenarosa and Joel Kailia of Nelson, BC  for a medical project in Capiz, Mountain Province while $4400 is going towards a sanitation project in Ocam-Ocam that will be coordinated by Ed and Ruth Wiebe of Nakusp, BC. See for upcoming photos on the projects.



Community Events Top o’ the morning coffee party at the Nelson United Church on March 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. Baking and novelty table. Come enjoy cinnamon buns and coffee for only $3. The Nelson Curling Club hosts an open house and family fun day on Saturday, March 15 from noon to 4 p.m. Free and open to everyone — curlers, non-curlers, families and friends! There will be fun and games for all ages, on and off the ice. Purim costume and dance party at Bigby Place (509 Front Street) on Saturday, March 15 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event includes a potluck, traditional dances, songs, live band, and prizes for best costume and oneminute performance. Admission is $10, with kids under 13 free. On Saturday, March 15, the Salvation Army Church will host the annual World Day of Prayer 2014 service at 1:30 p.m. The church is located at 601 Vernon Street. Please come and pray together with all faiths in this interdenominational celebration in our community and learn more about this year’s host country, Egypt. Young Agrarians hosts first Kootenay-wide gathering for young farmers in Crawford Bay March 15 and 16. The weekend will be full of learning, networking and fun to kick-start the growing season. For more details see the website or youngagrians Please join in showing solidarity with the Sinixt First Nation and their quest to protect water and land in their tradition territory here in the West Kootenay. There will be a rally in front of City Hall on Monday, March 17 at noon. Bring drums, noisemakers and other people. La Leche League Nelson provides breastfeeding information and support to moms and soon-tobe-moms. We meet at 1 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at The Family Place, 312 Silica St. Our next

meeting is on March 17. For details call 250-352-3583. West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group will meet on Monday, March 17 at 2 p.m. in the Kiro Wellness Center, Trail. Guest speaker: Leo Salsman, financial advisor discussing RIFs and TFSAs. For info, please call 250-368-9827 or 250-365-6276. Nelson’s Third Death Café, March 18 at Vienna Café from 7 to 9 p.m. is totally full. Next one may be in May. Info:

Friends of the Salmo Public Library are holding their AGM Tuesday, April 8 at 6 p.m. at the Salmo Public Library. All ages welcomed.

Wild and Wacky — Spring Break at the Nelson Library. Tweens and teens ages 12 and up are invited to take part in crafts and games from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. on March 19 and 26. Craft supplies and board games available provided. Bring a game, bring a friend. Snacks too. For info contact:

Alcoholics Anonymous holds 14 one-hour meetings weekly in Nelson, at 717A Vernon Street (in the Cellar downstairs), including early morning, noon hour, and evening meetings on specific days. For a schedule please call 250-352-3391 or pick up a complete meeting list at the Cellar during meeting times.

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.

Al-anon meetings are held Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the Cellar, 717 Vernon Street, and on Fridays from 8 to 9 p.m. at 601 Front Street in the basement. For more information about the Cellar meetings contact Norma at 250-352-3747 and for the Front Street meetings contact Sharon at 250-352-7333.

The SEEDS project’s Sunday Gardening Series continues March 23 at the Lakeside Park greenhouses from 1 to 2:30 p.m. For details contact Lee: 250-352-3870.

Nelson and District Seniors Coordinating Society is a seniors’ onestop centre for free information on community and services. It also offers affordable help with household tasks. The office is open Monday to Thursday from 10 to 2 p.m. at 719 Vernon Street. Available on Tuesdays from 10 to noon are seniors’ counselling and free income tax service. On Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. learn about elder abuse prevention. Call 250-352-6008 for details.

Municipal Pension Retirees Association of the West Kootenay is having their next quarterly meeting on March 24 at 10 a.m. in the Trail Legion. After the business meeting our speaker will be Gwen Ziprick. She will speak about ways of making funeral arrangements, funeral costs and answer any questions member may have. Lunch will be served on a member pay basis.

Workshops Nelson and District Youth Centre hosts Community Yoga on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This fun evening practice is suitable for all levels, focusing on fluidity empowerment. Admission is by donation ($5 recommended). Yoga for Girls is also offered Wednesdays from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. for ages 12 to 18 for a $2 fee.

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WK Naturalist month-end meeting is Monday, March 31 at 7 p.m., Seniors Centre, Selkirk College Trail Campus. Native Plants for Native Pollinators: Join us for this free presentation to learn simple ways of enhancing native pollinator habitat in your garden. Beautiful slides. Refreshments. Please bring your own cup. More info: 250-362-7424

Spring Equinox and World Water Day Labyrinth Walk. Welcome the change of season and honour water, our most valuable natural resource on Saturday, March 22 at 1 p.m. Lakeside Labyrinth in Rotary Lakeside Park. A free event presented by The Nelson Community Labyrinth Group. For details see labyrinth.

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Ellison’s hosts free workshops every Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. The topic on March 15 is “The Ancestral Diet.” Presented by respected local Dr. Michael Smith, learn about three different diets that help to boost metabolism, increase immunity and support a healthy long life. All Women welcome to free classes in March. Melody Parenteau is beginning a brand new Stretch and Strength class entitled Essentrics. Introductory free classes for March are at the Dance Connection in West Arm Plaza on Monday and Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. Drop in! Bring a towel. Bare feet or clean shoes. No impact. For any questions call Melody at 250-505-3437. The first in a three part series of contact improv dance workshops offered by Michael Sheely will be Saturday, March 15 from 1 to 6 p.m. at The Moving Centre (533 Baker Street). The early-bird registration fee of $30 is available until March 10. For details call Michael at 250355-2424. Oxygen Art Gallery Spring Break Art Camp returns with Puppet Show Camp offered from March 17 to 21, with children 5 to 7 in the morning and 8 to 10 in the afternoon. Then it’s Stop Motion Animation Camp on March 24 to 28 for ages 9 to 16, with beginners in the morning and experienced animators in the afternoon. Register at oxygenartcentre. org or call 250-352-6322. Missoula, Montana residents Patrick Marsolek and Lori Mitchell will offer an intensive Argentine Tango workshop on March 21, 22 and 23 in Nelson. The format will include six classes, with a Friday evening practica and Saturday evening Milonga. An advance price of $100 includes everything. Please contact or phone 250358-2448 for details and to register. Touchstones Nelson if offering a volunteer tour guide training program over five Friday afternoons, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., from March 28 to April 25. Through the training, participants will learn to facilitate

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interactive tours and hands-on activities with groups of school-aged children and adults. Email Jessica Demers for more information: Announcement MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It!) is a free program for families with children between the ages of seven and 13. This 10 week, twice-weekly program promotes healthy eating and physical activity to help families work together towards health weights. Next session starts April 23. For info call 250-505-4708. Soles 4 Soles is back in town March 18 and asking you to donate your gently used footwear to be donated to people in the midst of extreme poverty and those recovering from natural disasters. All footwear in good condition, including sandals and boots, are gratefully accepted and needed. Please tie shoes together or use elastic bands to hold shoes in pairs, and drop them off at and of the following locations before April 15: Mark’s Work Wearhouse; Save on Foods; Vince DeVito’s Shoes; Valhalla Pure Outfitters; Vogue Portraits & Cameras; Streetclothes Named Desire; Shoes for the Soul; Snowpack; Gaia Rising and Nelson Husky. The Friends of the Nelson Library is collecting children’s books for an upcoming book sale fundraiser. Donate your clean, gently used picture and chapter books (no magazines), CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays (no videos), jigsaw puzzles and board games (no missing pieces). The Kid-Sized Book Sale will be held at the Library on April 12. All proceeds support the Library’s Grow-A-Reader Program. 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. To include your event in the online calendar visit Or email to add your event to the community calendar.

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elson actress Sarah Allen will attend a screening of her latest film, The Husband, at the Civic Theatre this coming Wednesday. The L.V. Rogers alumna, now living in Toronto, plays a married woman about to be released from prison after serving her time for statutory rape of a 14-year-old boy. Now she needs to earn the forgiveness of her husband (played by Maxwell McCabe-Lokos), so that the couple and their infant son can be a family again. As the film title suggests, viewers experience the drama from the husband's perspective. "You see how much he is suffering because of this horrible thing my character is guilty of doing," Allen explains. "She's served her time in prison and she's waiting for forgiveness. But you don't know if that's going to be possible." The film has been described as a romantic thriller, and Allen is quick to point our that there's comedic moments as well: "It's not as dark as it sounds," she insists. The film, directed by Bruce McDonald, debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival this past September. In December, it won the Borsos Award for Best Canadian Feature at the Whistler Film Festival. It's one of several places you can see Allen on screen. Two of her television series are currently on the air. She's in medical drama Remedy on Global Monday nights, and the Québécois police series 19-2 on Bravo Wednesday nights. Allen said she knew from the time she was in middle school that she wanted to be an actress. Her drama teacher, Geoff Burns,

recommended she go to the National Theatre School on Canada. But the first time she applied to the school they didn't let her in. So, after high school she ended up working as a nanny overseas for a year, then coming back to Nelson and getting a job at Pacific Insight Electronics. "I had no idea what else to do with my life," she recalls. Fortunately, Nelson's theatre community brought her into their fold. She got back on the Capitol Theatre stage, playing roles alongside Jeff and Lisel Forst in Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer's Night Dream, and eventually landed her first paid acting gig with former Capitol Theatre manager Margaret Stacey. "She gave me my paycheque along with a card that said, 'here's your first paycheque as an actor — it won't be your last,' and I believed her," Allen says. With a little more experience under her belt, she re-applied and was finally accepted to the National Theatre School. She graduated in 2002 and has been working in television and movies ever since. It's been around five years since Allen last visited Nelson. Her family, who used to run Ted Allen's Jewellery on Baker Street, has moved away and she doesn't have many childhood friends who haven't also left for bigger cities. But the opportunity to attend the film screening was all the excuse she needed to plan a trip back to her hometown. "I really miss Nelson," she says. "I can't wait to get there and do some skiing." The Husband will be screening Wednesday, March 19 at the Civic Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available at -Sam Van Schie


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They have been working towards the event for the past six months and have put an immense amount of hard work into the on-stage and behind-the-scenes planning. “We both agreed on creating a show that will keep the audience entertained and dancing in their seats,” says vocalist Pears-Smith. Their band's showcase includes many other students from Selkirk’s music program — not only instrumentalists, but also sound, recording and lighting technicians. "This is something we have been looking forward to since last September and I can’t wait to show my friends and family where the music program has brought me,” Whelan says. All are welcome to come on out and support these local musicians. Seats are limited. The show goes Friday, March 21. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30. Admission is by donation. For further information, contact Pears-Smith at 250551-4529 or charliepsmith@ Left: Vocalist Charlie Pears-Smith (centre) is among the Selkirk College music students performing in a year end showcase on Friday, March 21 at Shambhala Hall.

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SPCA fundraiser, masquerade party at Spiritbar Everybody knows that people in the Kootenays love every opportunity to dress up and strut their stuff — especially when good music and tasty performances are also to be had. Add a good cause into the mix, and you have a recipe for a smashing good time! Dandy Snow Lion Events will be hosting a SPCA Fundraiser Masquerade Party on Saturday, March 22 at the Spiritbar. This event will be a great blend of music and live performances, and a wonderful opportunity for people to come out in costumes and masks, as masks are mandatory. The evening's live performers will include Erin Thompson, Scarlet Mary Rose, and MC Candace Cadence. The visuals will be by Andrea of Banff. Music will be in both rooms of the Spiritbar, with a DJ Battle between Freddie J (Kelowna /Fractal Forest renown) and Robbie C (Canmore) on four turntables. There will also be music by DJs Lefy (Invermere/Love Give’R Events/Fractal Forest), Diligent (Canmore/Fractal Forest), Marty Funkhauser (Lethbridge/Bassworks/ Symmetry House League), Murphy (Nelson/Kitchen Party House), and OceanFlow (Nelson/Funk Diver). Tickets are available at the Hume Hotel. Early Bird tickets are $10 and $15 thereafter. All proceeds go to the Nelson SPCA.


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Portrait artist draws from the masters

John Stegman kept himself entertained the great artists, travelling to Paris to make during his Port Alberni school days draw- drawings of some of the famous works in ing pictures and comic strips. the Louvre and London’s National Gallery, All that non-studiousness paid off in and exploring their painting methods. later life, when Stegman picked up his “I’ve been teaching myself the technique paintbrush in earnest. Stegman’s latest of making monochrome underpaintings, work is now showing at the Nelson Public as did painters such as Rembrandt and Library. The human form It is challenging to adapt a technique and face has always been of interest to which was originally done in oil to acrylics. Stegman. “My earliest artistic influences were the great graphic artists Vermeer,” he says. “It is challenging to adapt who drew strips such as Prince Valiant and a technique which was originally done in Tarzan,” he says. oil to acrylics.” Now semi-retired, Stegman’s influences The show is comprised of six large have broadened as he studied the work of portraits and one floral work.

The portraits employ subtle use of light and colour to create sensitive renderings of the human face. That the artist enjoys finding nuance in his subjects is clear. It’s a shift for someone with a background in maths and sciences and a degree in astrophysics, achieved despite that early classroom inattention. “Drawing and painting give me the opportunity to use the other side of my brain,” Stegman says. Stegman’s work is on display through March and April.




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Pipeline resistance group hosts event at Capitol Celine Trojand from the Dogwood Initiative and local performance poet Magpie Ulysseys have been added to the line up at the “Talk, Music, Action” event at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, March 27. The evening of presentations, music and action is being put on by local group Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free BC to build resistance to the Enbridge and Kinder Morgan pipeline proposals in our part of the province. “We will be announcing future actions on pipelines at the event,” says Keith Wiley, who organizes with the Pipeline-Free BC group. “This event is less about general information about bitumen pipelines and

more about the growing opposition movement and activities in BC.” The featured speaker for the evening — Geraldine Thomas Flurer, the communications coordinator for the First Nations Yinka Dene Alliance — represents that key opposition to the Enbridge pipeline. Trojand will also be speaking about activities to prevent the doubling of the Kinder Morgan pipeline to Burnaby. Brian Rosen and other local musicians will be adding a lively musical element to the evening.

Ulysseys was named a Poet of Honour at the 2012 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. She often addresses environmental concerns in her searing poetry. Tickets for the event will be $15 or more donation, just $5 for students and youth. For more information, join the Facebook group “Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free BC.” Left: Celine Trojand from the Dogwood Initiative is among the speakers for “Talk, Music, Action” happening at the Capitol Theatre on March 27.

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udding authors can blossom this spring with the help of mentors and peers during the third annual Convergence Writers’ Weekend at the Heart’s Rest Retreat Centre in New Denver, May 2 to 4.

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The theme of this year’s gathering is “Writing for the Wild,” so although participants may be working on fiction, non-fiction, or poetry on any topic, the weekend’s emphasis will be on how to create sturdier and more effective writing about wilderness and the effects of human society on it. Besides workshops that will consider participants’ own writing, the weekend will include a panel, open to the public, featuring three area writer-activists on Friday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. Speaking at the Writing for the Wild panel will be publisher, author and Jumbo Wild campaign leader K.L. Kivi, author and Columbia River watershed expert Eileen Delehanty Pearkes, and journalist, public health care activist and a leader in the fight against the Northern Gateway pipeline Keith Wiley. Panelists will speak on the relation of social justice to the environmental movement, overcoming despair, and finding joy in the work, in the context of writing about the wild.

The panel will be moderated by Heart’s Rest co-founder and past president of the Slocan Lake Stewardship Society Therese DesCamp. Leading the weekend workshops will be local author/educators Almeda Glenn Miller, Verna Relkoff and Tom Wayman. Registration is now open for this year’s event, which is limited to 25 participants. Cost for the weekend is $275, which includes all six meals from dinner May 2 to lunch May 4. A limited number of scholarships are available for youth between 15 and 30 years of age, and this year also for residents of Silverton or New Denver of any age. More information, including how to register, is available at Deadline for registration is April 11. Support for this year’s event has come from the ProVision fund of the United Church of Canada and the Heart’s Rest Retreat Centre; supporters in earlier years have included the Columbia Basin Trust and the Trust’s Community Initiatives Program. Above: Participants in last year’s Convergence Writers’ Weekend. The annual event includes workshops and a panel discussion.

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The Nelson Jewish community invites everyone to join them for a costume and dance party celebrating Purim on Saturday, March 15 at Bigby Place, 509 Front Street. Purim, sometimes referred to as the “Jewish Halloween” because of its costumed festivities, commemorates the suspenseful story told in the Book of Esther of the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to kill them during the time of the ancient Persian empire. Purim joyfully celebrates the universal and ageless themes of the rightful use of free will and the courageous triumph of good over evil. The Nelson event will feature a potluck starting at

5:30 p.m., prizes for best costume and one-minute performance, and traditional singing and dancing. Haya Maor, a traditional dance instructor from Israel will lead the dances, and the music will be performed by Nicola Everton, clarinet, Catherine McGrath, accordion, David Feldman, bass, and Jovan Wallis, dumbek. Participants are invited to dress up as characters from the Book of Esther or as anything else that catches their fancy. Face makeup or masks are encouraged. Tickets are $10 in advance at Mountain Baby, 636 Baker Street, or $13 at the door. For more information call 250-352-1917.

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e once spent a week wandering around Venice, a remarkable place if there ever was one. And I couldn’t shake the thought that here we were, in a city that peaked about 500 years ago. It’s been pretty much all downhill since, and it’s still a beautiful, fascinating and extraordinary attraction for millions of visitors each year.

So, if a city can still hold its appeal long after its “best before” date, can wine? It was a question that occurred to me on a recent Saturday when I opened a bottle of Pinot Noir to enjoy with our roast chicken with sage-apple stuffing. The wine was a 2004 Mission Hill Reserve Pinot Noir. I had purchased it, and a few other bottles, on a visit to the Kelowna winery a few years ago when a display of Library Release wines caught my attention. To be clear, when I purchased these wines there was a Drink Now message on the shelf. But, me being me, I like to push the envelope on occasion, so I let them age for a few years longer. When I opened that first bottle from 2004 it was immediately apparent that the wine had peaked earlier and now was on its downslide. Make no mistake, this was not a wine that had gone bad, and there’s a huge difference. A corked wine, or one that has been badly stored or been subjected to high temperatures,

is going to taste bad. This Pinot Noir was in no way bad. But it was lacking in tannins and had none of the bright fruitiness that one associates with a good Pinot Noir. And yet, it was entirely drinkable. It paired well with the roast turkey dinner, stuffing, potatoes, gravy and roasted broccoli. But we agreed that 2004 would have been a much better experience a couple of years ago. On the next evening we settled in with turkey and stuffing sandwiches to watch some episodes of our latest obsession, The Good Wife, starring the wonderful Julianna Margulies. To wash our sammies down I brought up

a bottle of 2006 Mission Hill Reserve Pinot Noir. My comment on the first sip was, “This is much fresher tasting than the ‘04,” and Angela concurred. But wine is funny stuff. Within minutes it had begun to flatten out and our second glass was even more past the “best before” than the ‘04. The exposure to air quickly dissipated the liveliness of the wine and accentuated its lack of tannins. On a roll now, a few evenings later we had a cheese plate and guacamole ready for a quick and easy dinner, but I stuck with the Pinot Noir theme. This time my selection was from D’Angelo Estate Winery in Naramata. We are


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regular visitors to the winery and I know Sal, the owner, well enough to appreciate that he simply doesn’t release his red wines until he believes they are ready to drink. It isn’t unusual to find wines that are five years or older on the tasting shop’s shelves. This bottle was from 2005 and it proved to have held up better than either of the Mission Hill vintages. Brighter and fruitier with more tannins and structure, Sal D’Angelo’s effort stood out. Even so, I’m guessing that it was probably better six months ago and will probably less enjoyable six months from now. So what do learn from this little experiment? Not much, as a matter of fact, because vintages can very dramatically, both in taste and ageworthiness. The temperatures as the fruit ripens have a huge impact as does the sweetness and acidity of the grapes at harvest. Winemaking techniques have a large impact, too. Without being familiar with how a giving wine is tasting upon its release and then testing it regularly every six to 12 months after, it’s pretty much a crapshoot when it comes to opening a bottle that is even five-years-old. It’s good to know, however, that like Venice, a wine that is past its prime can still offer a very pleasant experience.

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Kootenay Literary Competition winners will be announced at a gala event at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson on Friday, March 14. Fernie author Angie Abdou is the special guest speaker and winners will read from their work. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are by donation ($5 recommended) and copies of the 2014 anthology Refuge, will be available at the event for $7.

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Creston author Vanessa Farnsworth will be at the Nelson Library on Tuesday, April 1 at 7 p.m. to discuss her new book Rain on a Distant Roof: a Personal Journey through Lyme Disease in Canada, which examines the science behind Lyme Disease and describes her struggle with its effects.

Billy Bangers and DJ Breaker will be spinning at Spiritbar on Friday, March 21 with DSun. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cover is $5.


Elephant Mountain Music Theatre’s production of Rent continues at the Capitol Theatre on March 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. The local cast includes Michael Calledine, Josh Murray, Julie Johnson-Murray, Dana Rosenberg, Kevin Armstrong and Claire Hately. Tickets are $23 regular price, $18 for students and seniors. Buy online or phone 250-352-6363. The Capitol Theatre Kids Series presents: Alex Zerbe's family-friendly action comedy on March 30 at 2 p.m. One hour filled with a dynamic array of stunts, physical comedy and funny raps. Tickets $12.50 at or phone 250-352-6363.


This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 14 to 16, at the Nelson Civic Theatre is showing Non-Stop at 7:30 p.m. nightly, a thriller about an air marshal who springs into action after receiving a text from someone threatening to kill passengers. The the theatre kicks into spring break mode with G-rated kids matinees through the week, including a sing-along to the Frozen on Monday, March 17; The Lego Movie showing Tuesday and Wednesday, March 18 and 19. All matinees are at 2 p.m. The "cheap Tuesday" evening screening at 7 p.m. on March 18 is Walking With Dinosaurs, which is also rated G. For details see Nelson actress Sarah Allen will attend a screening at the Nelson Civic Theatre of a recent film she starred in called The Husband. The movie, in which Allen plays a married mother who is sent to jail after sleeping with a 14-year-old boy, will be at the Civic on Wednesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at, or at the door.


Kootenay Studio Arts ceramics students have mounted an exhibition called Under Pressure in the foyer at 606 Victoria Street. Have a look in person Mondays to Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. until March 18. Art by LVR students is on exhibit in the TeenScene at the Nelson Library until April 30. Come see the talent of Grades 9 and 10 students. This work of various animal skulls features dramatically beautiful charcoal drawings that seem to find a place where science and art meet.

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Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band will perform at the St. Paddy's Day Festival at Finley's on March 17.

Join the 118 year old hotel ymir 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


An exhibit of portrait drawings by artist John Stegman will be on display at the Nelson Public Library through March and April.


Learn more about opposition to pipelines in BC at the “Talk, Music, Action” evening at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, March 27. Several speakers will be featured, including Geraldine Thomas Flurer, the communications coordinator for the First Nations Yinka Dene Alliance. Brian Rosen and other local musicians will be performing. Tickets for the event will be $15 or more donation, just $5 for students and youth. Find out more on Facebook: Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free BC. The Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series presents Sally Armstrong, a Canadian journalist who has spent the last 25 years reporting on the plight of women in war zones around the world. Her talk, entitled “The Ascent of Women: Progress Towards Gender Justice,” is Saturday, March 29 at the Capitol Theatre at 7 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults or $13 for students and seniors. Buy online at or charge by phone at 250-352-6363. Find Your Divine presents CBC’s The National news anchor Wendy Mesley speaking about her journey to the top in an industry that once was male dominated. Don’t miss

this women-focused event on Wednesday, April 2 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Mary Hall, Selkirk College. Advance tickets are available for $35 at the Nelson Star, Cotton Creek Clothing, Dig Garden Centre and Fashion Foundations in Castlegar. No tickets will be sold at the door.


The Librarian (aka Andrea Graham) will be spinning at Spiritbar on Saturday, March 15 with Naasko. Doors open at 10 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 at the Hume Hotel. On Saturday, March 15 from 1 to 3 p.m., Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions presents The Art & Folk Foundation, a sixpiece, singer-songwriter ensemble along with their teacher Melody Diachun from the Selkirk music program. They will be followed by Alan Kirk (guitar) and Harry Rezansoff (upright bass) with some folk/ rock/blues. Nelson’s St. Paddy’s Day Festival goes Monday, March 17 at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill from 10:30 a.m. until the wee hours of the morning. There will be live music throughout the day, including the Foggy Mountain Rangers at noon, Sunshine Drive at 4 p.m., and Rob Funk and the Pickled Livers at 9 p.m. The Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band will also perform throughout the day. The Wailers, the reggae band that used to play behind Bob Marley, will be at the Capitol Theatre on Monday, March 17 with Shane Philip. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are sold out.

On March 22, Bejing, China’s Carsick Cars and White+ with guests Law of Signs will play the Crank it to 6 Concert Series held in the KCR basement, 308 Hall Street. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15 at the door. A live-to-air broadcast will be at 93.5FM and Dandy Snow Lion Events will be hosting a Masquerade Party on Saturday, March 22 at the Spritbar. This event will be a great blend of music and live performances, and an opportunity for people to come out in costumes and masks. Tickets are available at the Hume Hotel. Early Bird tickets are $10 and $15 thereafter. Proceeds go to the Nelson SPCA. Mounties will play Spiritbar on March 24 with Rich Aucoin and JPNS GIRLS. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 available at the Hume Hotel front desk. Tickets are now on sale at the Hume Hotel for A-Skillz playing Spritbar with K+Lab and Slynk on March 26. Doors open at 10 p.m. Nelson’s own metal warriors, Savage Blade, will celebrate the release of their new album Angel Museum with a free concert at Spiritbar on Friday, March 28. Doors open at 10 p.m.


The historic Hume Hotel will be turning 116 years old on St. Paddy's Day. In keeping with tradition, Mike's Place Pub will have live music starting at 5 p.m. with various local talents including The Tuques. Plenty of green beer and Irish jigs to go around. Come on out and celebrate on Monday, March 17. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill hosts a rock ‘n’ roll jam night Tuesdays from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Spiritbar hosts an after party for The Wailers concert (see above listing) on March 17 with Selectah Massenjah and Mama Sa.

Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill hosts Karaoke on Wednesday and Sunday nights from 9 p.m. to close.

Selkirk music students Charlie Pears-Smith and Hilary Whelan have their end of year showcase at Shambhala Hall at the Tenth Street Campus of Selkirk College on Friday, March 21. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation.

Spiritbar hosts Top Spin Thursdays, a free weekly ping pong tournament with prizes each week. Doors open at 7 p.m. for registration and the tournaments begin at 7:30 p.m. sharp. All skill levels welcome. Details at

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L.V. Rogers senior boys basketball squad battles at provincials

Bombers drop first two games Kevin Mills Nelson Star

You have to consider it a win for the Bombers, despite the fact the local squad lost by just over 20 points. The L.V. Rogers boy’s basketball team entered the BC High School Tournament ranked 15th out of 16 teams and faced the number-two ranked Sir Charles Tupper Secondary squad. Tupper, from Vancouver, is considered one of the favourites to win the provincial title. Despite the tough competition,

the local boys kept the game close for the first half. Both side played a little tight in the first quarter, which ended at 15-12 for Tupper. ‘We worked on some stuff because we saw video tape on them. We thought we could give them problems. We are a bit taller than they are,” said Ross Naka, the Bombers’ assistant coach. In the second quarter, the Vancouver squad began to pull away from the Nelson team who only managed to score four points in the quarter.

Members of the L.V. Rogers Bombers senior boys basketball team listen to head coach Jeremy Phelan during the first game of the BC Boys High School Gary Ahuja/Langley Times Basketball Tournament.

However the game was still well in reach at halftime with Tupper leading 27-16. Unfortunately, things came apart in the third quarter. “We’re young and we got hurt on the perimeter. They became incredible successful from the threepoint line,” said Naka. In fact, 30 of the Vancouver squad’s points came from the three-point line. It was something the Bombers just couldn’t match. In the end, the Bombers lost the opening contest 59-37. This is the first year that the Bombers are participating in the AAA division, which is filled with powerhouse teams from the Lower Mainland. “You want to have a chance to win with 10 minutes left. We had a chance, with 20 minutes left,” added Naka. He said there were some mistakes made and some positives to look at. “We lost by 20 to the number two ranked team and we turned the ball over 34 times, that’s impressive.” With that many turnovers, the score could have been much worse, but the defence played well. In their second game of the tournament, played on Thursday, the Bombers took on the squad from Maple Ridge secondary. Again, the Nelson side played hard, but eventually fell 52-35. LVR is now plying on the consolation side of the tournament.

John Matosevic of the LVR Bombers battles with Saurav Acharya of Sir Charles Tupper during the 2014 BC high school boys AAA basketball championships at the Langley Events Centre. The Bombers lost their opening match 59-37. Gary Ahuja/Langley Times

Leafs on the brink of elimination

The Nelson Leafs are one game away from elimination following a 2-1 overtime loss to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on Tuesday night in Fruitvale. Nelson now finds itself down three games to one. Last night, the two squads

battled again in game five of the series, back at the Nelson and District Community Complex. Nelson had to win that game to prolong the series. Results were not available at press time. Tuesday’s game was a nail biter for both squads. After a score-

less first period, the visiting Leafs opened the scoring in the second period as Jamie Vlanich scored on the powerplay, assists went to Travis Wellman and Austin Seaman. But the lead only lasted for a short time as Beaver Valley’s Ar-

chie McKinnon tied the game at one before the end of the second. After another scoreless period, the two squads headed to overtime. Jacob Boyczuk was the hero for the Nitehawks as he beat Leafs netminder Patrick Zubick

to win the game. Zubick was solid in the Nelson net, stopping 38 of the 40 shots he faced. However, his counterpart Brett Clark was equal to the task, stopping 35 of 36 shots for Beaver Valley.


AWAY FRI. MAR. 14th 7:30 PM vs. Beaver Valley Nitehawks (If Necessary)

SAT. MAR. 15th 7:00 PM vs. Beaver Valley Nitehawks (If Necessary)


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BC Hockey Tier 3

PeeWee Championships March 16-21

The Cranbrook Ice

The Arbutus (No order): Jack Abramowich, Scott Attisha, Angus Barwick, John Cicci, Ryan Doray, Nicholas Fry, Justin Kape, Owen Kokan, Derian Lenett, Cameron Lyman, Peter Mason, Matteo Mitchel, Ross Pearson, Sten Petersen, Jacob Pipke, Jack Sellers, Marcus Teoli, Aden Gill, Elliot Pollok, Head Coach: Jason Fothergill, Asst Coach: Vittorio Coletta, Trainer: Cynthia Cicci, Trainer: Frederick Fry, Manager: Stephanie Petersen

The Quesnel Thunder

(No order): Donovan Anderson, Quaid Anderson, Ryan Bennett, Carson Emel, Brayden Farquhar, Malachi Franklin, Kjell Furland, Dawson Gray, Jaren Hall, Tage Leiman, Wyatt Marlow, Elijah Paulson, Brayden Penner, Greg Rebagliati, Carson Strom, Brayden Thom-Sims, Carter Weibe, Head Coach: Mike Penner, Asst Coach: Rick Bennett, Asst Coach: Krister Leiman, Trainer: Grant Farquhar

The Dawson Creek Canucks

(No order): Connor Christy, DJ Sauve, Thomas Bubela, Jesse Schonke, Samuel Inwood, Jack Henderson, Yewta Plamondon, Justin Salmons, Austin Amiss, Michael Greenwood, Liam McKnight, Hayden Russell, Leif Scott, Kasey Jackson, Zachary Spencer, Cameron Hender, Nathan Schofield, Head Coach: Mike Russell, Asst Coach: Tony Christy, Asst Coach: Gord Salmons, Trainer: Chad Ingram, Manager: James Scott

The Seafair Islanders

(No order): Sawyer Strasky, Kaden Chandler, Brennon Schwartz, Nolan Krane, Lukas Konashuk, Cody Eckel, Sephus Johnson, Tyson Feist, Payton Bowen, Liam Noble, Logan Garrison, Sawyer Jeannotte, Mason McLeod, Jordan London, Seth Lindberg, Coaches: Carl Konashuk, Jay London

The South Okanagan Coyotes

(No order): Jordan Dobres, Teagan Docherty, Kam Singh, Justin Morishita, Stephen Chen, Aidan Cox, Connor Batkin, Nicky Jang, Kevin Tan, Evan Brusse, Tyler Coulson, Ryan Beetstra, Tanner Pereschit, Ethan Strik, Jake Finkelstein, Brendon Jorssen, Coach: Ben Chen, Assistant: Rick Beetstra, Assistant: Jeff Cox, Manager: Anne Beetstra, HCSP: Wayne Batkin / Phillip Brusse

(No order): Jayden Simon, Jai Minishull, Robert McLaren, Imraj Toor, Mason Holz, Brandon DellaPaolera, Cooper Seminoff, Quinn Carignan, Caleb Pearson, Seth Kriese, Jack Fortune, Tyson Lautard, Bryson Garska, Colby Dynneson, Raistlyn Palmateer, Coach: Gord Dynneson, Asst Coach: Kurtis Kriese, Asst Coach: Scott McLaren, Asst Coach: John Seminoff, Manager: Vanessa Kriese, Trainer Anna Lautard

Welcome PeeWee Players and Families We wish you a warm welcome to Nelson! Enjoy all the dining, shopping and outdoor adventures Nelson and area has to offer. Best of luck in the tournament! 225 Hall Street Nelson | Phone: (250) 352-3433

Arbutus Club Greater Trail Cranbrook

Nelson Star Friday, March 14, 2014

Game Game Game Game Game Game Game

The Whitehorse Mustangs

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7:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

South Okanagan 21 Vanderhoof Whitehorse Nelson

Dawson Creek vs. Seafair vs. Quesnel vs. Victoria vs. Vanderhoof vs. Opening Ceremonies Quesnel vs.

The Victoria Ice Hawks

(No order): Joshua Austin, Aimery Barrault, Kyle Bierlmeier, Oscar Burgess, Kyron Crosby, Saul Gale, Quinn Howard, Liam Hudson, Torsten Nordlund, Wyatt Peterson, Eric Potvin, Oscar Sawicki, Kyle Schwantz, Dawson Smith, Kaelen Troke, Brett Walchuck, Isaac Williamson, Head Coach: Kirk Gale, Assistant Coach: Steve Smith, Michael Cozens, Matt Power, Manager: Rob Williamson, Trainer: Clinton Mylymok

(No order): Garrett Dick, Ethan Floris, Connar Hoffman, Simon Nemethy, Booker Daniel, Caleb Goncalves, Kael Evans, Jackson Hassman, Griffin Thiessen, Joshua van der Giessen, Cohen Thiessen, Dylan Boon, Hayley Stephen, Kinnon Cameron , Coach: Dave Boon, Coach: Dave Boon, Coach: Marty Floris, Manager: Heather Floris

BC Hockey Tier PeeWee Championships Schedule Greater Trail Vanderhoof

Cranbrook Whitehorse First team listed is home team Nelson First Place in Round Robin is Home Team in the Championship Game Game Game Game Game Game Game Game

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7:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Dawson Creek vs. Seafair vs. Quesnel vs. Victoria vs. Vanderhoof vs. Opening Ceremonies Quesnel vs.

Nelson Greater Trail Whitehorse Arbutus Club South Okanagan

8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m.

Cranbrook South Okanagan Arbutus Club Quesnel Nelson Greater Trail

Victoria Whitehorse Seafair Dawson Creek Vanderhoof Cranbrook

BC Hockey Tier 3 PeeWee Championships Schedule March 16-21, 2014 13 Tuesday Mar 18 8:00 a.m. Vanderhoof DraftGame Schedule Game 14 10:30 a.m. Victoria Division A Division B Game 15 1:00 p.m. Dawson Creek Seafair Dawson Creek 3:30 p.m. Game 16 Vanderhoof (No order): Charles Curiston, Ben Price, Reece Hunt, Elijah Havers, Taylor Game 17 6:00 p.m. Cranbrook Victoria Quesnel Harrison, Shayla Elias, Game 18 Nelson Arbutus Club South Okanagan 8:30 p.m. Brett Anderson, Tyler Badger, Aedan Osika, Carter Anderson, Max Spielman, Greater Trail Vanderhoof Game 19 Wednesday Mar 19 8:00 a.m. Arbutus Club Mike Zarikoff, Kai Simmonds, Cody Barnes, Nick Haydu, Reid Vulcano, Brody Cranbrook Whitehorse 10:30 a.m. Whitehorse BC Hockey TierVince 3 PeeWee Championships Schedule March 16-21,Game 2014 20 Fillion, Coach: Jeff Hunt, Assistant Coach: Tony Maida, Vulcano, Trainer: Game 21 1:00 p.m. South Okanagan Nelson Mark Spieelman, Manager: Vince Vulcano Draft Schedule Game 22 3:30 p.m. Seafair Division A Division B Game 23 6:00 p.m. Greater Trail Game 24 8:30 p.m. Whitehorse Seafair Dawson Creek Game 1 Sunday Quesnel Mar 16 7:00 a.m. Dawson Creek vs. Nelson Victoria Thursday Mar 20 vs.8:00Greater a.m. Dawson Creek Game 2 9:30Game a.m. 25 Seafair Trail Arbutus Club South Okanagan Game 26 5:00 p.m. 1st in Division A Game 3 12:00 p.m. Quesnel vs. Whitehorse Greater Trail Vanderhoof Game 27 8:00 p.m. 1st in Division B Game 4 2:30 p.m. Victoria vs. Arbutus Club Cranbrook Whitehorse Game 5 5:00Game p.m. 28 Vanderhoof Friday Mar 21 vs.8:00South a.m. Okanagan Loser Game #26 Nelson

Come out and support our home team!

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Whitehorse Seafair South Okanagan Quesnel Arbutus Club South Okanagan Greater Trail Dawson Creek Quesnel Cranbrook Victoria Nelson Vanderhoof 2nd in Division B 2nd in Division A Loser Game #27 Winner Game #27

First team listed is home team

7:00 a.m. Game 7 9:30 a.m. Game 8 12:00 p.m. Game 9 2:30 p.m. Game 10 5:00 p.m. Game 11 7:30 p.m. Game 12 8:00 p.m.

Dawson Creek vs. Monday Mar 17 Seafair vs. Quesnel vs. Victoria vs. Vanderhoof vs. Opening Ceremonies Quesnel vs.

Game 13 8:00 a.m. Game 14 10:30 a.m. Game 15 1:00 p.m. Game 16 3:30 p.m. Game 17 6:00 p.m. Game 18

Tuesday Mar 18 Cranbrook vs. South Okanagan vs. Arbutus Club vs. Quesnel vs. Nelson vs.

First Place in Round Robin is Home Team in the Championship Game Nelson 8:00 a.m. Cranbrook vs. Victoria Greater Trail 10:30 a.m. South Okanagan vs. Whitehorse Whitehorse 1:00 p.m. Arbutus Club vs. Seafair Arbutus Club 3:30 p.m. Quesnel vs. Dawson Creek South Okanagan 6:00 p.m. Nelson vs. Vanderhoof 8:30 p.m. Greater Trail vs. Cranbrook Nelson vs. 8:00 a.m. Vanderhoof vs. Whitehorse Victoria 10:30 a.m. Victoria vs. Seafair Whitehorse 1:00 p.m. Dawson Creek vs. South Okanagan Seafair 3:30 p.m. Vanderhoof vs. Quesnel Dawson Creek 6:00 p.m. Cranbrook vs. Arbutus Club Vanderhoof 8:30 p.m. Nelson vs. South Okanagan

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Game 7 Monday Mar 17 8:00 a.m. Cranbrook vs. Victoria Game 8 10:30 a.m. South Okanagan vs. Whitehor (NoGame order): Nico Christophervs. Graham, 9 Ingebrand, Jacson Alexander, James 1:00Swan, p.m.Zach Charlesworth, Arbutus Club Seafair Justin Morishita, Dawson Clark, Jayden Chisholm, Justin Reeves, Leo Mah, Isaac Clements, Fraser Game 10 3:30 p.m. Quesnel vs. Dawson C Auchterlonie, Ethan Brandwood, Justin Geddie, Connor Turnbull, Ethan Reeves, Colin MacMillan, Game 11 Assistant Coach: Darin Alexander, 6:00 p.m. NelsonBob Auchterlonie,vs. Vanderho Coach: Bill Geddie, Bruce MacMillan, Trainer: Tom Turnbull,12 Manager: Janet Geddie Game 8:30 p.m. Greater Trail vs. Cranbroo vs. Game 13 Tuesday Mar 18 8:00 a.m. Vanderhoof vs. Whitehor Game 14 10:30 a.m. Victoria vs. Seafair Game 15 1:00 p.m. Dawson Creek vs. South Ok Game 16 3:30 p.m. Vanderhoof vs. Quesnel Game 17 6:00 p.m. Cranbrook vs. Arbutus C Game 18 8:30 p.m. Nelson vs. South Ok vs. Game 19 Wednesday Mar 19 8:00 a.m. Arbutus Club vs. Greater T Game 20 10:30 a.m. Whitehorse vs. Dawson C Game 21 1:00 p.m. South Okanagan vs. Quesnel Game 22 3:30 p.m. Seafair vs. Cranbroo Game 23 6:00 p.m. Greater Trail vs. Victoria Game 24 8:30 p.m. Whitehorse Nelson (No order): Samuel Elwood, Jarred Macasso, Benjamin Scully, Jesse Ihas, Lachlan Paulsen, vs. Nathaniel Reimer, Reid Dunham, Lucas Livingston, Josh Epp, Jace DePellegrin, Zachary Park, Anthonyvs. Williams, Zion Miller, Dayne Bignell, Dawson Valliere, Hayden Livingston, Kai Tichauer, Coaches: Michael Game 25 Thursday Mar 20 8:00 a.m. Dawson Creek vs. Vanderho Williams, Lee DePellegrin, Cody Dunham, Christopher Elwood, Brian Reimer, Manager: Michelle Ihas, Game 26 5:00 p.m. 1st in Division A vs. 2nd in Di Trainer: Donal Park BC Hockey Tier 3 PeeWee Championships Schedule March 16-21, 2014 Game 27 8:00 p.m. 1st in Division B vs. 2nd in Di Draft Schedule Division A Division B vs. Dawson Creek Game 28 FridaySeafair Mar 21 8:00 a.m. Loser Game #26 vs. Loser Gam Victoria Quesnel Game 29 11:00 a.m. Winner Game #26 vs. Winner G Arbutus Club South Okanagan

The Greater Trail Smoke Eaters

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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 NEW LOCATION

Kootenay Christian Fellowship 520 Falls Street, (just off Baker St.)

Join us for our worship celebration in our new location Sunday @ 10:30 AM  Developing Relationships  Music that will move you  Helping people - Help people

Church Office: 1.888.761.3301

Jim Reimer, Pastor

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

Second week of Lent An Agape Experience

Top o’ the Morning Coffee Party Jim Reimer All are Welcome Friday, March 14 10:00 – Noon in the Church Hall All children welcome for Sunday School and Nursery Room available

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

GATHERING THIS SUNDAY MARCH 16TH 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

A Friendly Bible Centre Church

Sunday Morning Worship

10:00 am

Refreshments are served after the service (Affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada)


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

Joseph Russell – Youth With A Mission Nelson

Jesus dealt with fear once and for all. By his coming, death and resurrection he broke the power of death, freeing us from a lifelong fear of death. Not only the fear of death but fear itself.

Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. Hebrews 2:14-15

Whether we want to admit it or not our lives are often controlled by fears. Fear of not having enough, of becoming poor, of being lonely, of sickness, pain and death. We have taken all sorts of measures as a culture to eliminate these fears and protect ourselves, yet deep inside we still struggle with them.

Jesus has offered us freedom from the bondage of fear. We no longer have to be controlled by fear. Can you imagine what it would be like to live without fear? Imagine the choices you would make in your life if you were not worried about money, being alone, getting sick, being loveable, and having enough?

Countless times God has spoken to people, “Fear not” and often it is because of his promising nearness. God is near. When we acknowledge His nearness there is nothing to be afraid of. If God is for us then who can be against us? If God cares for us, who should we fear? Anglican Church of Canada

St. Saviour's Pro Cathedral Ward & Silica, Nelson Family Service & Eucharist Children’s Sunday School • Sunday Service 10:30 a.m

Lenten Study at St. Saviour’s Mondays Starting March 10 @7:00 p.m. (downstairs room) Lenten Study course at Balfour Senior’s Centre Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.

Sunday Service 11:00 a.m.

Office: 9 am - 1 pm Tue - Thurs • 250.352.5711 •


Unity Centre of the Kootenays

Join us at 10:50 a.m Caroline will speak on her topic “Co-Creation and You” Everyone Welcome!

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

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

The Salvation Army

Nelson Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Nelson Community Church

Sabbath (Saturday) Services Please join Wednesday Night 10 am Bible Study us at Bible Study 7 pm 1502 11 am Worship Service Granite 12:30 pm Vegetarian Fellowship Luncheon Road

9:15 am

Prayer, Praise & Sharing

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear” _________________________________________________

Pastor Leo


1 John 4:18


“The Destruction of Fear”

St. Michael & All Angels Busk Road, Balfour

623 Gordon Rd. Nelson BC V1L 5X6 Phone 250-352-9322 • Pastor Rev. Ken H. Keber

Friday, March 14, 2014 Nelson Star

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)

Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged, for The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 What fears do you feel enslaved by? Ask Jesus to make His freedom a reality for you as to learn to acknowledge His nearness.

The Nelson Atom A squad are the West Kootenay Minor Submitted photo Hockey League champions.

Defeat Wildcats in final

Atom A squad wins league championship

The Nelson Atom A squad are the West Kootenay Minor Hockey League champions for the 2013-2014 season. The playoffs were held last weekend in Beaver Valley. The weekend didn’t start off well for the Nelson Leafs, who lost 4-2 to the PW Wildcats. This was the Leafs first loss in league play all season. But, it didn’t stop Nelson from coming on strong against Trail later that day and they won 4-1. The semifinals were held on Sunday morning when the Leafs faced the Spokane Chiefs.  After a scoreless first period, it was anyone’s game. The Leaf ’s muscled through a game thriller, coming ahead with a final score of 3-2 which put them in the banner game against the same Wildcats that they lost to the day before. This time things were different as the locals finished the weekend with a 5-0 victory. Andrew Brabender earned the shutout in the win. The championship team is made up of the following coaches and volunteers including Greg Aandrusak (head coach), Sandy Boyd (trainer), Shandy Mowery (assistant coach), Pete Quinn (assistant coach) Lisa Quinn (manager) and the following players; Pax Arrowsmith, Ethan Bennett, Seamus Boyd, Kaleb Percival, Joe Davidson, Dylan Mowery, Matt Erickson, Bryce Sookro, Mason Scott, Andrew Brabender, Nolan Dergousoff, Callum Cutler, Noah Quinn, Amran Bhabra, Kelton Forte and Rhett Hamilton.

Kootenay Kids society is seeking an EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ASSISTANT FOR ABORIGINAL PROGRAM to be responsible for providing aboriginalbased programming for children 0-6 years during family gatherings in Nelson and/or Castlegar. For detailed job posting please visit Posting closes March 21, 2014

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We would like to sincerely Thank everyone who has sent Flowers, Food, Cards, made Phone calls, Online condolences and donations to us after the passing of our beloved Husband, wonderful Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather Jim Heslip. Your kindness and thoughtfulness has been greatly Appreciated. Myrt, Jerry, Doug, Cathy and Families.


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Muriel Anderson peacefully passed on March 8, 2014, with family by her side. A service will be held on Saturday March 15, 2014 at 11:00 am at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Salmo, BC. Reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion in Salmo. At Muriel’s request, donations can be made directly to St. Paul’s Anglican Church.

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Darlene Kalawsky, Vice President Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick GMC 1700 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 2W4 Fax: (250) 365-3949 Email:

Sales Representative

Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email:

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

Help Wanted

We require an outstanding individual to be the face and voice of our dealership. Qualifications include a professional appearance, the desire to help others, basic accounting skills, knowledge of office procedures and the ability to manage a telephone switchboard. We need you to sweat the details, keep our office organized and please our customers.

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:

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In Memoriam

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Devon Cheveldaeff Sales Manager Fax (250) 365-0319 Email:


In Memoriam

Ron was born April 29, 1973 in Castlegar, BC and passed suddenly on January 28, 2014 at the University of Alberta Hospital Edmonton Ron was born to Bill and Sally Douglas and grandparents Ron and Pearl Leslie and Bill and Mavis Douglas all of Winlaw, BC. Ron will be missed greatly by his wife Melanie and children Allison and Heidi. His life was totally devoted to his wife and children. Whether it was camping, fishing, hunting, swimming, or skating all of his passions centered around his family. Ron was a dedicated member of the Masonic Lodge 89 of Peace River, Alberta. He was a devoted employee at the Tolko Sawmill and was a friend to all the men and women he worked with. He will be sadly missed by all but remembered forever! A service was held at Winlaw Hall February 4/2014 11.00 AM with interment at Slocan Cemetery following. A celebration of life was held at the Legion Hall in High Level Alberta March 1/2014. The Family would like to thank all the people who helped with the funeral and who provided comfort through our trying time. We would also like to thank all the people who brought food, flowers, cards and donations. The Family would like to extend a special thank you to Castlegar Funeral Home, Harry Zeabin for the beautiful coffin, all the pallbears, the Winlaw Hall Society, the Slocan City workers, and all the people who helped at the hall. As well, we would like to thank everyone who attended the service and funeral, everyone who traveled great distances to attend and all the help we have received during this time. Thanks sincerely Bless you all Melanie, Allison, Heidi, Bill and Sally and Wendy Douglas

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. 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:


TRADES APPRENTICESHIP CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Teck Metals Ltd. is currently seeking Apprentices to join our operation’s maintenance team in the following trades: Journeypersons (Proof of certification required): • Millwright Journeyperson • Bricklayer Journeyperson • Industrial Instrument Mechanic Journeyperson Apprentices: • Millwright Apprentices • Bricklayer Apprentices • Industrial Instrument Mechanic Apprentices.Qualifications: • Completion of Grade 12 and an applicable Entry Level Trades Training (ELTT) program • Proof of WHMIS certification • Currently indentured as an apprentice at any level will also be considered • Related industrial maintenance experience • Knowledge of computerized maintenance management systems considered an asset Teck Metals Ltd. is committed to employment equity and offers competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package including relocation assistance. Qualified individuals are encouraged to submit their cover letter, and resume on (Please select Trail Operation, BC as the location or Zinc as the business unit.) Applicants will be required to participate in an assessment process designed to measure fitness, aptitudes and personal attributes. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply directly online to:, at the Trail Operations location. 26934


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Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

Trades, Technical

Baba’s Indian Cuisine in Nelson BC urgently requires a cook (Indian Curry’s, ability to cook and put out Indian Dishes). Fluent in English and possess post secondary diploma or 2 years of relevant experience. Permanent position 40hr/week $13/hr email:


YRB Yellowhead Road & Bridge 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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Merchandise for Sale

Trades, Technical


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.

LICENSED PLUMBER/ GAS FITTER Req. at Canuck Mechanical in Prince George Must have exp. doing service work & be proficient with trouble shooting heating systems & plumbing problems. Top wages & benefits Email resume to:

GARAGE SALE SALE! Place your 3 line garage sale ad thrughout the West Kootenay for only $945!

CALLING ALL CONTRACTORS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ West Kootenay House & Home is a high quality glossy magazine aimed at home owners and renters looking for ideas, tips and ways of enhancing their homes through renovations, decorating and landscaping. We will be printing 10,000 copies, and the magazine will be distributed throughout the entire region. If you would like to be a part of this fantastic home resource, please contact: Kiomi Tucker at 250-551-5025 publications@westkootenay

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

Classified Ads for items under $300 cost just $3!

Misc Services CHIMNEY Sweep and Service. WETT Certified Inspector. 250-354-3489

Pets & Livestock

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Feed & Hay


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

Alterations/ Dressmaking

Merchandise for Sale

Alterations & Sewing Wedding & Grad dress alterations. Helena’s In-Stitches 250-368-5493

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Food Products

Misc for Rent

Auto Financing


Suite for rent $650/m util incl ( power, wifi, satellite). Rare opportunity to live right by the lake. Your own master bdrm suite includes full bath, mini kitchen (bar fridge, hotplate, micro, coffee maker, kettle). Also use of main kitchen and W/D. Prefer 1 adult, N/P, #28, 2714 Lower 6 Mile Rd, N Nelson, call 250 825-9212

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

Homes for Rent 2 bdrm mobile, peaceful location on acreage W/D, F/S, N/S Pets negotiable, rental ref’s $800/m 250 505-9827 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. 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. OASIS BC very small community, 3bd mobile home available March 16th. $800+util. Non-Smoker. 403220-1066, 403-999-9041 TRAIL, 2bdrm., full basement, garage, nice view. F/S, W/D, N/S, N/P. $850. 250-365-5003

Garage Sales 919 Tenth St, Sun Mar 16th 9 am - 2 pm Lots of great items, very affordable prices!

Misc. for Sale 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?

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

Real Estate

Suites, Lower

Houses For Sale

1 bdrm basement suite, close to 10th St Campus $700/m util incl, Avail Apr 1st 354-4969 BLUEBERRY, 1 Bdrm Bsmt suite, Private Entrance Unfurnished, F/S, N/P quiet non smoker, $475/mth + utilities, References please Call 250-365-7550

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

SMALL one bdrm single occupancy basement suite at 1 mile Nelson. W/D, utilities and Satellite included. N/S, no pets, N/P. $750/mnth references required. email to

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

Antiques, collectibles, furniture, dolls, toys, Christmas decorations. Mar 15th 9am - 1pm Mar 16th 1pm - 4pm Mar 22nd 9am - 1pm 405 Hampton Gray Place, Nelson (in the subdivision at the top of Davies St)

Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services

GLENMERRY TOWNHOUSE 3Bd., newer floor, windows, paint.$880.1-250-551-8807


Auto Accessories/Parts

Revenue Property Castlegar 6-plex plus commercial space for sale Income $5150/mth, Close to Tim Hortons & shopping asking $477,000 Cap rate 9% Call James 250-608-3930




E.TRAIL, 3Bdrm., clean, quiet, responsible adults 40+. N/S, N/P, Long Term. 250368-9186, 250-364-1669 Nelson Large bright 1 Bdrm suite, $850/m incl W/D, Util, Sat TV & internet N/S, N/P , looking for quiet responsible person 354-4455 NELSON Uphill: 2bdrm apt at Granite Manor, 104 Morgan St 55+, NS/NP, avail Apr 1st $950/m heat/cable incl. 250-352-2072


Warehouse Manager Busy Building Supply is looking to fill a warehouse manager position. Must possess strong organizational and people skills, ability to organize warehouses, yard stock, assign daily tasks for staff, monitor stock and organize scheduled deliveries. Valid driver’s abstract required. Please submit resumes to: Attn: Skip Burgoyne By E-mail: By Mail: PO Box 70 Nelson, BC V1L 5P7

Cars - Domestic

Auto Financing

2002 Nissans, 4cyl 2.5 & 1.8, Altima 187,000km & Sentra, auto & 5 speed, both 4dr and new snow tires. $2,500 & $4,900. 250-442-0122 or 250493-1807. Run and look excellent. Sentra one owner, non smoker, 5 speed. Grand Forks

SIX MILE, Immediate occupancy Super Clean, Super Cozy fully furnished & equipped inclu util, Wifi, Digital cable onsite laundry beautiful surroundings call Laurie @ 250 777-1146 on bus route

2005 MAZDA 5, Red, 187,000kms. Loaded. Mounted snows. $7,450. 250-3641940

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2002 Oldsmobile Alero, 4cy, 5sp manual, 2 dr coop, 107,000 original km, runs and looks like new. Car is in Grand Forks. Driven daily. $3,000. 250-442-0122 / 250-493-1807.

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A 3 line ad in the Nelson Star classifieds costs as little as $10.50! Plus your ad appears in the Trail Rossland News, Castlegar News and on for FREE!


TRAIL (Sunningdale) 2bd., 1bth., basement, large carport, patio, workshop. Close to amenties. $184,900. 250-3641940


Financial Services

Auto Loans. All Credit Approved. Bad Credit Guru. or call 1.844.843.4878


Trucks & Vans

1987 Dodge Dakota, reg cab, long box, auto, V6, one owner, 169,000km, very clean, canopy, 2 wheel drive, $1,800/obo. 250-442-0122 or 250-4931807. Grand Forks

Boats World’s Finest FISHING BOATS

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

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is pleased to welcome Allison Edgar to the firm.

Canada’s best-selling minivan a good used car choice By Bob McHugh No other vehicle, sold in Canada, has been as dominant in a market segment as the Dodge Grand Caravan. Dodge (aka Chrysler) is often credited with inventing the “minivan” or “magic wagon”, about thirty years ago, and it makes the Grand Caravan in Canada. Competitors have come and many are gone, as none has been able to match the amazing value package that is Dodge Grand Caravan. About six or seven out of every ten new minivans sold in Canada, in recent years, are Dodge Grand Caravans. This, in turn, accounts for the huge selection of previously owned Grand Caravans available and the healthy competition gives a buyer a distinct advantage. Consumer Reports owner surveys show higher than average repair problems with brakes, body hardware and power equipment. On the plus side, basic major mechanical stuff, like engine and transmission, get generally good reliability ratings. No matter where you live in BC, finding a service provider or replacement parts when needed should not be a problem and costs tend to be lower, important considerations for used buyers. For the 2011 model year, Dodge did a major redesign of Grand Caravan. It’s a more boxy shape than before and the interior refit incorporated the latest connectivity and safety features. Under the hood, a new 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transaxle was the only powertrain offered and all-wheel-drive was an option. In addition to being more fuel-


Huge selection of previously owned Grand Caravans are available and the healthy competition gives a buyer a distinct advantage.

Bob McHugh


efficient the new 3.6-litre V6 can provide a very impressive 283 horsepower and more than 260 lbft of torque, and it replaced three V6 engines (3.3-litre, 3.8-litre and 4.0-litre) that were offered in the previous Grand Caravan. City/ highway fuel economy is rated at 12.2/7.9 L/100km and a new driver-selectable fuel economizer mode than can adjust powertrain settings for best fuel economy, at the press of a switch. Grand Caravan trim levels are SE (which includes a Canada Value Package), SXT (which adds Stow ‘n Go second-row seating), Crew and R/T. The unique to Canada added value package with the SE trim includes 16-inch steel wheels, dual-zone temperature control, keyless entry, power mirrors, power front windows, tilt and telescopic steering wheel with audio controls and driver’s knee airbag. The second-row Stow `n Go seating feature (on STX or higher trim levels) is exclusive to Grand Caravan. Improvements to the foldaway mechanism, which allows them to slide into a storage compartment, allow a single user action. This feature quickly and effectively transforms a Grand Caravan into a two-seater cargo van, without removing the five rear seats.

A driver-side knee blocker air bag is standard and safety conscious new buyers could also add a “Safety Sphere” package. It includes ParkSense (rear park assist system), ParkView (backup camera), Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection system (warns of crossing traffic when reversing out of a parking stall), rain-sensitive wipers and automatic headlamps. No significant changes were made to Grand Caravan for the 2012 model year. Changes for 2013 were minor and included an upgraded DVD package with better screens and Blu-Ray capability. Going with a popular vehicle choice has very real advantages, especially when it’s “Canada’s Minivan” the maximum bang-forthe-buck Dodge Grand Caravan. Price Check: 2011 - 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan (March 2014) Year




$14,000 to $17,000



$16,000 to $19,000

Allison was called to the British Columbia Bar in September 2013. Allison is practicing in the areas of civil litigation, business and family law.


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2013 SE $18,000 to $22,000 Prices vary depending on a used vehicle’s condition, mileage, usage and history. A complete mechanical check should always be performed by a reliable auto technician prior to purchase.

Confessions of a Curber I was itching to sell another car. I‘d spent my first cash quickly. The new TV looked great in my living room. So I scrounged the dealer lots in my neighbourhood. I found the perfect car at a small dealership not far from my house. Gray with four doors. Everything was still intact, but it was priced low. The dealer gave me the car’s history right away. It had been in three accidents over its lifetime. Nothing too major, but damage was done and repaired. I couldn’t spot the repairs. So, I happily bought it and registered it. I didn’t want my wife and kids to know what I was up to, so I parked it around the block. I knew it would be gone in a few days. This time, I used Kijiji and Craigslist. “Car for sale. Served me well, but wife wants a new car. Accident and damage free. Looking to sell fast, low price. Cash only. Call cell for info.” I got a text message from a woman across town. I told her I’d meet her at a nearby gas station and would throw in a free tank of gas. She was thrilled. When I met her, she told me that she needed a cheap, dependable vehicle to get to her new job. She’dd been taking the bus for weeks and was tired of her commute. To my annoyance, she wanted to check the vehicle thoroughly. So I distracted her. I told her I was sad to let “my baby” go, but I

wanted to keep my wife happy. She nodded sympathetically. As she handed me the money, she asked if the vehicle was in any accidents. Now, I’m not a good liar. So I simply said, No. It’s her fault for not asking for a CarProof or ICBC vehicle history report. That seemed to do it. She was pleased and drove away with a smile on her face. As for me, I went home with a fat wallet. A few days later, I got a text: “Got CarProof report. Three accidents?!?!? Need money back now!!!” I panicked. But not for long. I was getting good at this. I just got a new cell number. She didn’t know my name – that old fake ID worked great. And she had no idea where I lived. Finding me would wear her out. I was in the clear. But will I be so lucky next time? *Curber – An individual posing as a private seller, but selling vehicles for profit as a business. A curber often misrepresents the history and condition of a vehicle. Curbers offer none of the protections the law provides for purchases from a Vehicle Sales Authority licensed dealer. aler.

“Now, I’m not a good liar. It’s her fault for not asking for a CarProof or ICBCC vehicle history report.” Your Community Real Estate Agents in the West Kootenays Buying used? We’re looking out for you. Find out how at


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of Rent plot

The story of the struggles of bohemian artists in New York City has come alive at the Capitol Theatre as the rock musical Rent opened last night. The show runs tonight and tomorrow. This is the inaugural production of Elephant Mountain Music Theatre, a Nelson company. Tickets are available online at or charge by phone 250-352-6363.

Photos by Kevin Mills

Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma) The fishermen wrap one foot around a paddle so that their hands are free for fishing. Ingenious! Also takes amazing balance since the boat is almost flat. This unique style evolved for the reason that the lake is covered by reeds and floating plants making it difficult to see above them while sitting. Standing provides the rower with a view beyond the reeds. However, the leg rowing style is only practiced by the men. Women row in the customary style, using the oar with their hands, sitting cross legged at the stern.. The land that seduced scribes like Rudyard Kipling, George Orwell and Somerset Maugham is as beguiling as ever.

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Children, elderly should drink boiled water

Water advisory issued for South Slocan The Regional District of Central Kootenay has issued a water quality advisory for users of the South Slocan water system. Recent testing shows current water quality is only fair due to increased seasonal turbidity, they said in a news release. While health risks are considered low, the RDCK and Interior Health recommend that young children, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems and anyone seeking additional protection drink boiled water or use a safe alternative until further notice.

For these groups, water intended for drinking, washing food, making ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute. Heath risks increase as turbidity rises and contaminants including viruses, bacteria, and parasites attach themselves to suspended particles in turbid water. These particles can interfere with disinfection. The South Slocan water system has 59 active connections and currently draws water from Watts’ Brook. A new treatment plant was installed in 2010 that uses sand filtration as well as UV disinfection and residual chlorine. Water quality advisory issued for South Slocan.



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Looking for a business that you can work? This well planned restaurant represents an exciting and affordable opportunity to be your own boss. Great service and high quality food have resulted in “The Dock Fish And Chips” excellent reputation. This licensed restaurant is a true turn key operation that has the potential to be even more than it already is. EXCEPTIONAL VALUE

Robert Goertz



Style and comfort at an affordable price. The backyard of this 4-bed / 3-bath home is an extension of the open concept floor plan which flows easily from room to room. The lower level converts easily into a 1-bedroom in-law suite. Bamboo floors, clean lines and contemporary style are some of the features that make this home incomparable at this price.

Kirsten Hildebrand photo

Deal signed Eleven local IBEW workers and City of Nelson (Nelson Hydro) have ratified a new five-year contract. The deal, inked last Thursday by reps from IBEW Local 1003 and the city, took two years to reach. But in the end both parties say they are satisfied with the agreement, which will run until April 30, 2017. The new agreement provides increases that are consistent with those provided to both CUPE employee groups within the City of Nelson and also addresses some of the cost pressures the city was facing in retirement benefits, sick leave and training. In the last four months, the city has successfully come to terms on two contracts affecting over 90 City of Nelson CUPE Local 339 workers — one deal covering 80 city staff, and another affecting 11 Nelson library employees.  The 11 IBEW workers, all of them full time, will see a two per cent wage increase retroactive to January 1, 2012, and May 1 in 2013 and then an additional two per cent on May 1, 2014, 2015 and 2016.  The city will now focus attention on the two remaining contracts that have yet to be negotiated — one with the IAFF (Nelson Fire Department), which expired in December 2011, and another, with the Nelson Police Department, which expired in 2012.


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NEVER WATCH TV ALONE ON THE COUCH AGAIN. ADOPT A RESCUE PET TODAY! KAAP has rescue cats and dogs, puppies and kittens, available for adoption. All KAAP pets are spayed/ neutered and vaccinated, for an adoption fee. Please call Daryl at 250-551-1053 or visit



SALLY and SONNY We’d really like to see these beautiful longhair mama and son in a forever home together. Timid but very affectionate. Reduced adoption fee for both. Fixed and vaccinated. Call KAAP at 250-551-1053.

LAVENDER Sweet but slightly independent spayed female Tabby with lots of character. She has a clipped ear, and sits with one leg stretched out. You have to see it. Call KAAP at 250-551-1053. WELCOME TO THE SLOCAN VALLEY

The City of Nelson and representatives from IBEW Local 1003 have signed a new five-year deal which will ensure Nelson Hydro keeps operating smoothly. 27

This enticing 20 + acre property is rural living at its best. This quaint 3-bed home is well built and artistically finished. The property is a mix of mature forest and pasture and offers great sun, water supply and a detached 540 sqft shop. If you have been looking for a little more elbow room your search is over. Call today, this will not last long.

ALYCIA Classic Tabby, 10 months old, spayed and vaccinated, needing a home with another cat as she is very timid. $20 adoption fee for the right home. Call KAAP at 250-352-2008.



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3-bed, 2-bath home with a self-contained 1-bedroom suite currently renting for $700 per/mo. Many recent upgrades have been done to this home and it has been well maintained. All of this sits on a partially fenced landscaped lot. Conveniently located close to schools, bus route and recreation. Opportunity is knocking.



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This artisan custom home is nestled right in the wild and enchanted ‘S’ bend of the Slocan River 15 minutes from Nelson. The perfect retreat for tranquility and peace or swim, fish or kayak right from home! Built in 2007, this home has many features including river views, custom railings, huge beams, woodstove, custom shower and a heated concrete floor!.

Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society • 250.551.1053 Wondering how to donate to help KAAP pets? The Kootenay Co-op store in Nelson has a KAAP “Till Card”. When you pay for your purchases, just ask to swipe the KAAP till card, and $2 will be gratefully received. Thank you!

FEED YOUR DREAMS Here’s a hobby farmer’s dream–functional, aesthetic and skillfully crafted throughout, starting with a 1½ storey engineer-designed home that’s energy and space efficient with a fully finished basement. Gardens for fruits, berries, veggies and flowers, plus fire pit, horseshoe pit and fountain. Paddocks, chicken coop, barn for sheep, pigs, straw storage and compost bins...Sun, sun, sun. • 250.352.7178

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Educating, Motivating, & Inspiring Joan Exley, literacy outreach coordinator for Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, Joanne Harris, teen and literacy services for the Nelson Public Library (front), Samara Nicoll of Otter Books (back) and Karen Bennett, publisher Children

Nelson Reads winners announced

At NCCS we offer Kindergarten in a beautiful A-Frame classroom. Your child will feel safe in our caring community & small class sizes.


Educating, Motivating & Inspiring Children Tours available now

of the Nelson Star, show some of the books being given away as part of this year’s Nelson Reads event. Each year a list of top books are chosen in four categories, based on public submissions. A bag of books has been given away to one lucky entrant in each category. The winners were established by a random draw. This year’s winners are: Mrs. Adams’ class at St. Joseph’s School (Children category) Mrs. Malarkey Doesn’t Live in Room 10 by Judy Finchler; Naeva LeBlanc (Youth category) Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver; IHA staff (Fiction category) Josephine Bonaparte Trilogy by Sandra Gulland and the Selkirk College staff (Non-fiction category) The War that Ended Peace by Margaret MacMillan. Greg Nesteroff photo

Nelson Christian Community School

Check This Out – Anne DeGrace

More than kittens at this petting zoo

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he Telus advertising slogan “The Future is Friendly” alongside a bunch of cute animals is pretty brilliant. Who doesn’t love cute animals? It makes a potentially scary world full of fast-changing technology seem a lot more approachable. The Nelson Public Library has also embraced the notion of gentle things that byte (but don’t bite) with our new Technology Petting Zoo. There are no claws or teeth here: five fuzzy devices are set up in our lounge area, and all of them want to be scratched on the head. There are two eReaders, the Sony and Kobo Glo, that purr when you turn them on. And there are three tablets, the Kobo Arc, Nexus, and iPad: cats with power, but who really just want to curl up on your lap. It’s all about making people feel comfortable in the digital jungle. And it’s important. Libraries are concerned with literacy, and that includes digital literacy, something we need more and more in order to make our way in the world. So it makes me happy to know that when people come in with that wild I-don’t-know-anything-about-computers look, we can help. Our Community Access Program (CAP) interns are computer-savvy people who can de-claw just about anything. Until the end of March, Amanda Firth is our CAP whiz-kid, taming the toothiest problems through one-on-one assistance with anything computer-related and drop in tech sessions for tablets and eReaders. Upcoming group sessions include eBooks and audiobooks for iPads on Thursday, March 20, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, March 21, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; and how to use Zinio (digital magazines available through our website) on Friday, March 28 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Call 250-352-6333 to pre-register. There are still some spots available for one-on-one sessions as well. Wildly popular, CAP will start up again in the fall. Take a device for a walk! We have Sony and Kobo eReaders to lend, a great opportunity to compare products and learn about downloading eBooks, or for just enjoying a book in a new way.

Our website is accessible 24/7—so long after your friendly lion-tamers (uh, librarians) have gone home to their dens, you can still access our friendly digital zoo. Downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks for your computer, eReader, smartphone or MP3 player means that if you have a penchant to read or listen to The Call of the Wild at 3 a.m., there’s nothing to stop you. Canadian Newsstand offers Canadian newspapers from a couple of decades back to present. We also have BC’s historical newspapers (including the Nelson Miner from 1890-98) from UBC’s digital collection, and the Kootenay Weekly Express since 1988. If you’re working on your car and can’t wrestle the widget from the grocket, the Auto Reference Repair Centre is searchable and always open, even when we’re not. Ditto with the Small Engine Repair Centre and the Home Improvement Reference Centre. Rocket Languages can teach you to speak just about anything, except maybe Tiger (but if your tiger speaks Hindi, you’re all set). A-Z World Travel and Global Road Warrior will take you to where the big cats roam, and tell you where to find a cold beer when you get there (you might need one). There are encyclopedias and health databases and a whack of things for kids (who tend to be fearless about all this wild computer stuff). And should you decide that running your own Petting Zoo — or being a librarian — is in your future, the Career Cruising database can tell you everything you need to know. The coming generation will likely have no apprehension about the digital world, and so technology petting zoos could become an endangered species. But for now, at the Nelson Public Library at least, the future is — fuzzy. And not so scary at all.

Anne DeGrace is the adult services coordinator at the Nelson Public Library. Check This Out runs every other week. For more information go to

Nelson Star, March 14, 2014  

March 14, 2014 edition of the Nelson Star

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