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An unusual scavenger hunt this month will lead participants in pursuit of the secrets of Nelson’s underground. Elliot Robins, who is organizing the Sunday, April 27 event, says he can’t give away too many details without spoiling the game, but promises “a series of clues, challenges and riddles that will lead you on an adventure throughout Nelson that features history, culture, colourful characters and local folklore.” “I wanted to host a really fun Nelson experience,”

he says. “But I didn’t want it to be just a scavenger hunt where you collect random items on a list and earn points or be too much like a walking tour. I wanted to somehow tie those elements together.” The theme comes from the city’s so-called catacombs — a cribbed area beneath Ward Street between Baker and Vernon that has been elevated to urban legend status. While participants won’t actually get to visit that space, it inspired Robins to create a narrative mixing fact and fiction. Continued on Page 3

Nelson City Council approved a re-zoning application to allow medium density residential development at 2000 Choquette Avenue, clearing the way for three townhome condo buildings to be built on what was previously undeveloped golf course land. About 30 residents who felt they’d be negatively affected by the change attended a public hearing and about a third of them used the opportunity to voice their concern to council. The project proponent — Nelson’s Patrick Davis of West Creek Developments — spoke in favour of the rezoning, as did Barry Auliffe, vice president of Granite Pointe golf club, and Hollie Wallace, a local realtor. The main concerns for neighbours was that a condo development on the site wouldn’t fit with the neighbourhood and lead to increased vehicle traffic in what is already a busy area with narrow roads and inadequate sidewalks. But Auliffe said it would be a good opportunity for the golf course, which needs to sell land in order to pay down its debt and ensure the long term viability of the greens. Wallace added that there’s local demand for the type of compact condo units West Creek builds at an entry-level price range. And Davis stressed that his project was specifically designed to mitigate the impact on neighbours. “To have good flow with the neighbourhood, it was our intention when we designed the site to have everything pushed back, as far away from the neighbouring properties as possible,” said Davis, noting that the closest structure to the property line would be a row of car ports and storage lockers, which would be more than 15 metres from existing homes. He also cited a traffic study that his company commissioned at the request of city council, which verified that the development would not have a significant impact on the area. But councillor Robin Cherbo thought the traffic study was misleading because it was carried out in December. He was the only councillor to vote against the rezoning, saying the roads and intersections in Continued on Page 3

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Townhome construction can begin Continued from Page 1 upper Rosemont should be improved before any new developments go in. Councillor Candace Batycki was also concerned about traffic. She pointed out that the homes would be quite far from commercial areas and most people living there would likely rely on their vehicles for daily transportation. But she said any development in that area would face the same problem and didn’t consider it a strong enough reason to oppose having something built there. Councillor Donna Macdonald added that if the property was instead zoned for low density residential development, as some neighbours suggested they would prefer, then only a few very wealthy people would be able to afford to live there. Both councillor Paula Kiss and councillor Deb Kozak agreed, saying they liked the idea of having relatively affordable housing op-

tions near the golf course. Ultimately the majority of councillors voted in favour of rezoning the property. The developer will now be allowed to go ahead with construction on the site, though Davis said he plans to come back to council to request a variance to the permitted building height. Without the variance, the development would still go ahead with 24 units spread over three buildings. But with the variance West Creek could up that to 30 units, by allowing some additional groundlevel development. The variance will have no effect on maximum height of the building, and Davis said if those additional units go ahead his company would use some of the revenue to cover the cost of installing a sidewalk along Choquette Avenue, which would otherwise be a $20,000 expense the city would have to cover.

“It was our intention when we designed the site to have everything pushed back, as far away from the neighbouring properties as possible.”

Patrick Davis of West Creek Developments, the proponent for The Crossing at Granite Pointe, needed Nelson City Council to re-zone a portion of golf course land for medium density residential development to allow his project to go ahead. Sam Van Schie photo

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“It’s been a lot of research and talking to different people to make sure I have my facts straight about the underground since there are so many misconceptions,” he says. “I try to take a step back and in all steps of the process and think ‘is this something I would want to do?’”

Robins has been in a few scavenger hunts himself, but nothing like this. Similar things exist in larger cities, including Accomplice, New York, which marries the search for clues with theatrical elements, leaving participants wondering who’s in on the game and who isn’t. In Secrets of Nelson’s Underground, teams of up to five will receive an emailed document three days prior to the event telling them

where their adventure starts. They’ll be given from 4 to 6 p.m. to solve the mystery (there’s no bonus for finishing first) and afterward meet up at Mike’s Place for an on-tap beer — included with the price of the ticket — and a chance to win tickets to the Funk Hunters at Spiritbar on May 10 or a $30 gift certificate from the Kootenay Co-op. The team with the most points also wins a jug


of NBC beer. The deadline to sign up is April 21. Tickets are $23.50 and can be purchased online at bit. ly/PG4rPA. Robins, who has been working on the event for the last two months, says if it goes well, he’ll put on another. “There are so many directions you could go in Nelson. It’s endlessly fascinating.”



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Regional hospital planning on hold GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

Interior Health says a regional planning process to refurbish or replace old hospitals in West Kootenay Boundary remains two to three years away but in the meantime it’s considering improvements to the layout of the regional hospital in Trail. Todd Mastel, the health authority’s business support director, and Ingrid Hampf, acute health services administrator, delivered the news to the regional hospital district last week. “We’re not in a position to start regional planning based on the availability of capital dollars,” Mastel said. “But we do need to look at current pressures and challenges at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, especially in ambulatory care, pharmacy, and emergency services.” It comes after a report last November indicated that a thorough overhaul of the Trail hospital would cost about $44 million while replacing it within its existing footprint would cost about $84 million. Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson, meanwhile, could use about $30 million worth of repairs and has an estimated replacement value of $63 million. But Mastel said it doesn’t make sense to start planning their replacements knowing they would be a long way from securing provincial funding. Cost estimates and other information would likely get dated, he said. “The interim measure of looking at what we need to do to sustain regional services in Trail is the next best step. Knowing functional needs at all of our sites, it is the next priority for the health authority within Kootenay Boundary.” For instance, Mastel said despite the addition of an ambulatory care wing in 2001, those services are provided at several locations throughout the facility. They would

Kootenay Lake Hospital, which has seen major upgrades to its emergency room in recent years, isn’t on Interior Health’s radar for further capital improvements in the short term. Nelson Star File Photo

prefer to have everything in one place. Hampf said the health authority will pay for the planning, which is in its very early stages. Eventually the hospital district will be asked to kick in 40 per cent of the capital cost. “We are going to see if there are opportunities to improve our flow,” Hampf said. “Interior Health is committed to putting those operating dollars in.” She said by the hospital board’s next meeting in June they should have a better handle on timeframes and other details, but a final proposal won’t be ready until fall. Rural Castlegar director Gord Zaitsoff said he was disappointed to hear the larger planning process is on hold, as he expected it would be underway by now.

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$2 million added to Kootenay hospital reserve

Hospital tax will decrease GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

Another $2 million will be added to a capital reserve this year for major health care upgrades in the West Kootenay Boundary, even as hospital taxes drop. The regional hospital district board, which pays 40 per cent of capital improvements, chose that amount last week over three other options: zero, $500,000, or $1 million, each of which would result in a tax decrease because Interior Health is asking for about $900,000 less this year. The option endorsed by the board will mean a 16.4 per cent tax break. The reserve is revisited annually. The 30-member board, which is comprised of directors of the Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary regional districts, also set aside $2 million last year, bringing the total to $5.7 million. East Shore director Garry Jackman, who made both the original motion to create the reserve three years ago and the



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Regional hospital district directors have agreed to sock away $2 million in a reserve fund, bringing the total to $5.7 million. Nelson Star File Photo

motion last week to maintain the same contribution, told 103.5 The Bridge it’s intended to “respond to any unexpected requests to partner in a major planning process for the future of acute care in this hospital district. It’s a message to the province: if they want to put up money and do something for us in the long term, we’re ready.”

Interior Health said such a planning process is at least two to three years away. But Jackman said he also wants to look at paying down debt, as the East Kootenay hospital district has done. Its tax base is now able to support major renovations and expansions without needing to borrow, he said. He added that while they

could reduce taxes even more by placing less in reserves, the hospital district has a responsibility to consider long-term needs: “While I’d like to leave as much money in the public’s pocket, we are so far behind on the big picture that this is a decision we need to take. We’re telling people you will pay now or you will pay much more later.” The lone voice of opposition came from Trail director Robert Cacchioni, who argued the reserve has grown large enough and didn’t support adding any more than $500,000. However, others including rural Slocan Valley director Walter Popoff and New Denver’s Henning Von Krogh said they wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to maximize reserves without increasing taxes. The reserve is capped at $10 million. Once it reaches that point, the board would have to pass a resolution if it wanted to add more. The hospital district’s annual budget is about $7 million.


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MMBC: Cost is too high You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who could argue that recycling is anything but a good idea. How we pay for that recycling is another issue entirely. The new Multi Material BC (MMBC) recycling system is set to begin, province-wide, on May 19 and businesses are rebelling against the new system. The MMBC approach basically takes recycling out of the hands of local governments and puts it under the control of one, Ontario-based company. Under this system, municipalities that sign on — including Nelson and Castlegar — will be compensated by MMBC for the recycling they collect, and businesses that produce the recyclable material will be charged a fee to pay for the program. Those areas who have not signed on — the Regional District of the Central Kootenay wanted to, reluctantly, but was told it didn’t meet the deadline

— must continue to pay for their own recycling programs. At quick glance, this may seem like a good idea, but as the saying goes, the devil is in the details. Consumers are not going to receive a financial boost from this new effort; in fact the opposite is true. It is unlikely that municipal governments will decrease taxes for collecting recyclables, even though they receive compensation. Add to that the fact that businesses will be forced to increase product costs to pay for the new fees and the result is consumers end up paying twice for the same service. And it gets worse. Some businesses are threatening layoffs to compensate for the new fees. Other companies have even suggested the new system will force them to close. Any employee impacted by the new MMBC program would be paying for the third time.

This photo comes from Kevin Underwood who posted it on Facebook. Every Wednesday, the Nelson Star will publish a reader’s photo based on a weekly theme. All you have to do is snap a photo and post it to Instagram (#nsreaderphotos) or post it on the Nelson Star Facebook site under the reader photo challenge posting. Next week’s theme is “Wendy Mesley.” Mesley, anchor of The National on CBC was in Nelson last week and we want you to share your photos.

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New medical marijuana law ‘stinks’

he use of medical marijuana has come to council’s attention and may have to be dealt with by our local law enforcement or by drafting new bylaws. At our last council committee of the whole meeting, Chief Wayne Holland gave a presentation on the new medical marijuana regulations which took effect on April 1. The new federal regulations could make current legal marijuana patients criminals. A quote in the Nelson Star states “There are currently only 10 companies in Canada licensed to produce medical marijuana, and NPD chief Wayne Holland says his observation of the lead-up to the introduction of the new regulations indicates that when the law changes there won’t be enough supply to meet the countrywide demand for medical marijuana.” It is further explained by a quote from the Health Canada website, “If you are a Canadian citizen, you can legally obtain your medication by registering your medical document with a licensed producer that is authorized by Health Canada’s Medical for Marijuana Purposes Regulations (MMPR).” There are many problems with the new regulations, as there are currently approximately 14,000 medical marijuana “patients” in BC alone and there is no way that an “au-

thorized licensed producer” could even begin to meet the demand after April 1. Rather than continue with a program of patients providing their own marijuana under a legal licence, the federal government has decide to pass the production and distribution of marijuana onto new corporations This new law Medical for Marijuana Purposes Regulations (MMPR), stinks, if you will pardon the pun. It shows the federal government has decided to make it more difficult for medical marijuana patients while passing the profits onto the new corporations. Not to mention the proposed distribution from marijuana corporate growers by courier or mail to medical patients in the Canada Post community mail boxes. After April 1, the new Health Canada MMPR could make a number of former legal medical marijuana growers and patients criminals if they have to continue to supply their own needs by ignoring the new

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regulations. News quotes state “Vancouver City Police say they won’t bust down the doors of the city’s many illegal medical marijuana dispensaries April 1 when a new federal law will delegate weed production and distribution to a handful of licensed premises.” “It really is about access to medication, and the rules under the new federal law would essentially block people from getting their medication.” “We just don’t see these dispensaries as something we need to shut down, as long as they are only providing marijuana to people who medically need it.” Following with a quote in the Nelson Star, “With that in mind, chief Holland says police across the country understand that people need access to their medicine so they won’t be heading out bright and early on April 1 to shut down medical marijuana production facilities licensed under the old regulations.” The approach the federal government is

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taking appears to be something from the 1936 movie Reefer Madness. Rather than coming up with better solutions, the new MMPR will drive the whole process underground and/or back into the courts. In the US, Colorado and Washington State have legalized small quantities of marijuana and passed or are proposing taxing legal marijuana sales to adults where they are expected to reap millions of dollars. It seem that with the cost of health care and infrastructure in Canada, taxing current legal marijuana production would have been a more positive approach for the Canadian government rather than making the current licensed production and distribution illegal. Municipalities and councils across BC may have to deal with the change to current legal production and use of medical marijuana through increases in budgets for bylaws and law enforcement. As it seems now, as of April 1, only the new legal marijuana corporations and lawyers are going to be the winners in this regressive change in medical marijuana regulations. — Robin Cherbo is a Nelson city councillor. He shares this space with his colleagues around the table.

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A New Green for the Kootenays!

Lakeside Physiotherapy honoured by Chamber

Service key to success Sam Van Schie Nelson Star Reporter

Twenty years ago, Petra Lehmann opened Lakeside Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Clinic with just one other practitioner and a receptionist. Now the clinic has a staff four times that size and was recently recognized with a Nelson Chamber of Commerce award for Professional Service Excellence. Lehmann said it’s never easy establishing a new practise (especially for somebody raising two kids along the way) and there were certainly bumps in the road, but being named for the award is evidence that she’s created something the community values. “It’s always been really important to me to provide really good service,” Lehmann said. “It felt really fantastic to be recognized for that.” The clinic is dedicated to helping its clients get over painful injuries or other circumstances that cause discomfort or restrict a person’s movement. All the physiotherapists that work there have a broad range of specialties and are encouraged to continually upgrade their skills. “There’s always more to learn,

Petra Lehmann (right) and her team at Lakeside Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Clinic were presented with the Nelson Chamber of Commerce award for Professional Service Excellence. Sam Van Schie photo even after you’ve spent six years in university to become a physiotherapist,” Lehmann said. “I believe that every year of your life you should learn something new and take another course... If you don’t change and learn and evolve, you can’t really provide the best care.” Lehmann has personally specialized in women’s health, while some of the other physiotherapists have added skills like acupuncture,

IMS needling and spinal manipulation. The clinic also offers custom knee bracing and bike fitting. Amid all the serious work being done at Lakeside Physio, Lehmann said her staff still finds time to laugh with each other and their clients. “Humour goes a long way when you’re dealing with people who are having struggles,” Lehmann said. “We always try to keep people smiling and having fun around here.”

Audience becomes part of the action

Meet the nightclub freaks Sam Van Schie Nelson Star Reporter

An interactive night of theatre, set at The Royal nightclub and featuring a supporting cast of local actors, will take its audience into the freak show that is a regular night out at a club. Electro Social Club was written and produced last year by Rossland’s Rupert Keiller and Nadine Tremblay, who are also the narrators, singers and DJs for the event. The pair are currently touring the show through six cities in the Kootenays, with the last stop this Friday in Nelson. “It’s a show where we invite the audience to come to the dance floor and be a part of the action,” Tremblay explained. From the stage, she and Keiller tell stories and sing about the nightclub characters (actually local actors arranged before the show) who they see roaming through the crowd. Each of the 11 characters reveal themselves over the course of the show, and include The Dance Fluffer, The Bouncer and The Connaisseur, to name a few. “They’re the typical night club characters that you’d find in a dodgy nightclub place — like The Royal,” Tremblay said. “They’re people we’ve all met before, like The Forever Raver, who’s been around since the breach birth of rave culture and he’ll tell you about it and give you hugs and dance all night. “Or The Pickup Artist who will probably hit on you if you’re in the venue.” Scenes play out on the dance floor, among the audience, with a camera guy there to capture the action. The video is streamed live on a big screen on stage, so not matter where you’re standing you can see and hear what’s going on. “It’s a lot of fun,” Tremblay said. “The show’s a little 7

Just five minutes North of Kaslo and Nestled into the west shores of the Kootenay Lake is Wing Creek Resort, a 20-acre phased strata development that has raised the bar in residential building. The first of 27 private residences to be constructed within the development is the Birchgrove Residence. A Hamill Creek timber frame home designed to show Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. This luxurious home which features the timber frame craftsmanship for which the Kootenays are known, is a registered project with LEED Canada for Homes, and is currently targeting a gold certification. Sculpted into the hillside above Kootenay Lake, this house offers breath taking views of the Kootenay Lake and the Purcell Mountain Range just across the water. As an internationally renounced builder with more than 30 years of ties to the community, Hamill Creek decided that a project in their own backyard was deserving something special. The Birchgrove was designed and constructed by Hamill Creek Timber Homes with a greener vision in mind from inception to completion. Packing lots of creature comforts into a smaller space while using green practices and products and building within a reasonable budget was the challenge presented to and overcome by Hamill Creek, their sub-trades, and suppliers. In addition to all of this, The owners of Wing Creek and Hamill Creek all agreed it wasn’t enough to just say they build green, but went on to Register this home with LEED Canada for Homes in an attempt to become one of the first LEED certified homes in the interior BC. The Birchgrove opened its doors to the public on May 22nd, 2011 and has been turning heads and gaining recognition ever since. The project used locally sourced wood for the Timber frame, wall framing and roof framing. In doing so, they supported our local economy, and used less fuel and other resources to transport the material to site. Even the Insulation in the floor and the walls was produced locally in Grand Forks at the Roxul plant. Paints, glues and adhesives in the house contain low or no VOC, keeping the air quality up. Also in an effort to mitigate any radon gas that could seep in from the ground, there is an active system the consistently exhausts the air from under the slab through the ridge. The landscaping around the Birchgrove is something of a natural work of art. The project team installed a system to collect rainwater runoff into rain barrels at all the downspouts and from there to feed into a drip irrigation system. With the planting of low ground cover and drought tolerant bushes around the home, the landscaping never needs a sprinkler or a lawnmower, saving on both water and time. The terraced rock walls and the recycled stone pathway help to blend this home into the surrounding natural beauty. In addition to being built green, the Birchgrove was built with the luxury finishes for which Hamill Creek has become known. Locally-sourced Douglas Fir baseboards and handrails perfectly accent the rich dark brown Douglas Fir flooring on the main floor and the marbled concrete floor on the lower level. A large dormer window over the kitchen bathes the main living space and T&G ceilings in natural light. With a super insulated roof system, heat recovery system, in floor hydronic heating, Energy Star window, door and Appliances, LOW voltage lighting, it’s no question that Hamill Creek nailed it. I strongly encourage everyone to come out and meet Kevin, Debra and the rest of the Wing Creek team and experience why they say “Relax. Breathe deeply. Discover where you truly belong.” ~ Ken Austin

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Community Events 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. The Nelson Chapter of the Kootenay Lake Hospital Auxiliary will be holding its annual Easter (spring) Bake Sale on Friday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lobby of Kootenay Lake Hospital. There will be lots of great homemade baking, including cakes, cupcakes, cookies, bread, pies and much more. All proceeds go to support patient care at the hospital. Stock up for the Easter week. You will be glad you did. Friends of the Nelson Library host its Kids Size Book Sale on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., downstairs at the Nelson Public Library. Come see the selection of board books for little ones; picture and chapter books; DVDs, Blu-Rays and CDs; puzzles and games. Proceed from the sale go to the Grow-A-Reader program! For information email or call Catherine at 250-352-5975. Trans Connect is hosting a free All Bodies Swim on Saturday, April 12 from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Aquatic Centre. This is a pool party to celebrate all bodies, including trans*, queer, people of colour, fatties, scars, fur, mobility aids, inked and pierced. Children and allies welcome. For info call 250-3545362 Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free BC is hosting a free video night to discuss how citizens can join in on issues like climate change, bitumen pipelines, Jumbo Wild, or even the ALR changes. All are invited to attend on Tuesday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson Seniors Centre (717 Vernon Street). Celebrate the full moon lunar eclipse with Astrologer Michael O’Connor’s evening presentation of “An Astrological Smorgasbord” on Tuesday, April 15 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 533A Baker Street.

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Tell us about your upcoming event, email: The Nelson Chapter of the Council of Canadians will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m. at the Labour Exchange building at 101 Baker Street (next to the Best Western). Please note that this is a change from the usual second Saturday of the month. All are welcome. Canadian Federation of University Women Nelson and District Club invites present, former and new members to its general meeting on April 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Banquet Room of the New Adventure Hotel (616 Vernon Street). Guest speaker is Megan Squires from the Nelson Good Neighbour Programme. For info see: site/nelsoncfuw The Easter Egg Hunt at Lakeside Park is back on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. until noon. The fundraiser for the Nelson Food Cupboard will have pictures with the Easter Bunny, crafts, balloons and face painting. Egg hunt start times are by age with under 2 years going at 10:45, 3 to 4-year-olds at 11 a.m., 5 to 6-year-olds at 11:15 and 7 to 10+ years at 11:30 a.m. Come on down to the Legion Hall on Saturday, April 19 at 7 p.m. for an Old-Time Hootenanny! It’s a community dance and social with live music, called dances and a licensed bar. No experience necessary! Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available at Otter Books. Trash to Treasure day returns on Saturday, April 26. This oneday event is your chance to help reduce waste by giving away your used household items or claiming old treasures from your neighbours. To participate, simply place unwanted items on the curb with a sign identifying them as part of Trash to Treasure. Then go treasure hunting around your neighbourhood. All unclaimed items should be removed from the curb by 4 p.m. “Adopt A Pot” of organic vegetables from SEEDS, at Lakeside Park greenhouse on Sunday, April 27 at 10 a.m. SEEDS will be selling five-gallon pots of lus-

cious organic greens that you to take home and grow on your patio, balcony or in your yard. For details call 250-352-3870. Alcoholics Anonymous holds 14 one-hour meetings weekly in Nelson, at 717A Vernon Street (in the Cellar downstairs), including early morning, noon hour, and evening meetings on specific days. For a schedule please call 250352-3391 or pick up a complete meeting list at the Cellar. 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 about the Cellar meetings contact Norma at 250-352-3747 and for the Front Street meetings contact Sharon at 250-352-7333. Nelson and District Seniors Coordinating Society is a seniors’ one-stop centre for free information on community and services. It also offers affordable help with household tasks. The office is open Monday to Thursday from 10 to 2 p.m. at 719 Vernon Street. Available on Tuesdays from 10 to noon are seniors’ counselling and free income tax service. On Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. learn about elder abuse prevention. Call 250-352-6008. 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. Ellison’s hosts free workshops every Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. The topic on April 12 is raising chickens, everything you need to know about how to begin raising chickens, from layers to meat birds. Have chickens already but need some tips? Come and bring all your chicken questions! There will be a three-day series of African drum and dance workshops with Mohamed Duranteau and Alseny Diallo at Winlaw Hall and Studio Alive in Nelson hap-

pening April 11 to 13. Sessions are $20 each. All levels are welcome. For details see A free Essentrics introduction class for both men and women will be offered on Saturday, April 12 from 9 to 10 a.m. at The Moving Centre. Essentrics is a stretch and strength class that has countless benefits to include improved posture, pain relief, anti-aging, joint protection, increased flexibility, stronger, longer and leaner muscles, better balance, weight loss and toning, etc. Give it a try! Bring a mat or towel. Bare feet is suggested but indoor shoes are accepted. Learn how to needle felt spring decorations such as birds, small animals or fairies. Workshop is at Maplerose (390 Baker Street). Call 250-352-5729 to pre-register or for more info. Casting Call The Capitol Theatre Summer Youth Program auditions will be held on Sunday, April 13. The program runs daily, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from July 2 to 26. This year’s show is The Secret Garden. Directed by Geoff Burns, music director Allison Girvan and choreographed by Lynette Lightfoot. Those interested in auditioning, contact Eva at the Capitol Theatre to book an audition time at 250352-6363. Announcement Slocan Valley Softball is looking for all types of players. Maybe a mixed adult slow pitch team to play in Nelson or Castlegar, maybe a slow OR fast pitch team to play in tournaments, maybe a contingent of 55+ players to Langley’s BC Seniors games, maybe just family teams to scrimmage locally. Also hunting for sponsors. Contact Rick at 778-800-9821 or 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 healthy weights. Next session April 23. For info call 250-5054708.

Nelson City Soccer Outdoor League start week April 28, 2014. Nelson City Soccer Leagues (Spring/Summer/Fall Outdoor) Men’s Open, Ladies Rec and Men’s Masters To register visit or call 250.551.6972

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There will be a Roots ‘n’ Culture Celebration at Sleep Is For Sissies in Winlaw on Friday, April 11 from 7 to 11 p.m. Performers include Mohamed Andre Duranteau, Mama Sa, Farrada Dance, Yardy Fryz and Lady Humble. Bring your dancing shoes!

Electro Social Club, an interactive theatre performance created by Rossland’s Rupert Keiller and Nadine Tremblay, will be in Nelson on Friday, April 11 at The Royal. Tickets are $12 in advance, available at The Dominion Cafe, or $15 at the door. Doors open at 9 p.m.

On Saturday, April 12 from 1 to 3 p.m., Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions presents Sons and Daughters, a folk ensemble from Selkirk Music composed of eight harmonizing vocalists. They will be followed by Stephanie Dufresne with guests Glen Martin (mandolin) and Jesse Lee (upright bass).

The Kootenay Festival of the Arts wraps up this weekend with a highlights concert on Saturday April 12. The show features performances covering speech and dramatic arts, choral and vocal arts as well as piano, strings and guitar. The concert takes place at Nelson’s Capitol Theatre at 7 p.m. and admission is by donation. The festival is sponsored by the Nelson Musical Festival Association and provides an opportunity for young people in the Kootenay to showcase their talent.

Corazón, Nelson’s celebrated 66-member youth choir, will perform at Touchstones Nelson on Saturday, April 12. There will be five, 20-minute performances starting at 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m. Tickets are sold out.

Hume elementary school’s production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Kids goes Tuesday, April 15 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Wednesday, April 16 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available at the school (seating is limited). Nelson Youth Theatre presents Greaze: A Live Tribute to the Hit Movie on Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. This show will have you singing and dancing in your seat, with the T-birds, Pink Ladies and old Rydell. Zoe Burrell and Evan Forst star as the unlikely couple Sandy and Danny. They’re accompanied by past NYT actors, such as Zooey Bingham, Zorn Rose, Tate Whitman, Maddy Reilly, Tucker Bingham and more. There will also be some new faces among the NYT gang. Tickets are $11 for adults or $6 for students and seniors available at capitoltheatre. or by phoning 250-352-6363.

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Join Nelson author Deryn Collier for the launch of Open Secret, her latest in the Bern Fortin novel series, on Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Oxygen Art Centre (3-320 Vernon Street, alley entrance). Donations will be accepted at the door ($5 recommended). Nelson poet Jane Byers will be celebrating the launch of her first book of poems, Steeling Effects, at the Nelson Library on April 17 at 7 p.m. All are invited to attend this free event. Karen Rivers, a children’s author from Victoria, is touring libraries throughout the Kootenays with her book The Encyclopedia of Me, which has been nominated for this year’s Red Cedar Book Award. She’ll be at the Nelson Public Library on Tuesday, April 29 from 10 to 11 p.m. Her presentation is suitable for ages 10 and up. If you are interest in attending, please contact or Nancy at 250-352-8283.

Edmonton prog-metal gods Scythia play the basement of Kootenay Co-op Radio on Saturday, April 12 with Nelson’s Sack Grabbath. Doors open at 8 p.m. Cover is $10.

Miss Quincy, aka former-Nelsonite Jody Peck, plays the early show at Spiritbar this Friday.


The Capitol Theatre Season Series presents: Shay Kuebler Dance Company’s Karoshi on Wednesday, April 16 at 8 p.m. Don’t miss this contemporary dance performance with explosive choreography and an all-male ensemble of six dancers. A thrilling and visceral experience. Tickets are $30 for adults or $24 for students at or phone 250-352-6363.


The Nelson Civic Theatre will be showing Captain America: Winter Soldier this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (April 9 to 11) at 7 p.m. nightly. In the film, Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. For more information, visit Village Portraits: Then and Now, a photographic film created by Proctor residents Ursula Heller and Barry Gray, will be shown at Procter Hall on April 12. During the 1970s Heller travelled across Canada photographing small communities, then she repeated the journey about 35 years later. The film shows how the communities have changed over almost two generations. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for socializing and the film will start at 7:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a snack to share. Nelson Cohousing presents a screening of the documentary film Happy on Sunday, April 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Expressions Cafe. The film explores human happiness through interviews with people from all walks of life in 14 different countries, weaving in the newest

findings of positive psychology. Admission is by donations with proceeds going to Kootenay Kids. Following the film, a cohousing group will speak about their new development at Six Mile. The West Kootenay EcoSociety and Nelson Hydro’s EcoSave Program present the film Deep Green at the Nelson Civic Theatre on April 23 at 7:30 p.m. This thought provoking movie highlights innovative solutions to our growing climate and energy crises, and provides specific concrete steps you can take to join the green energy revolution. Tickets are $5.


Grammy award-winning Jamaican reggae artist Beenie Man (aka “The King of Dancehall”) will be at Spiritbar on Wednesday, April 9 with an opening set by Dubconscious. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets available at the Hume Hotel front desk. Miss Quincy and The Showdown will be celebrating the release of their latest album Roadside Recovery at Spiritbar on Friday, April 11. This is an early show. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance at the Hume Hotel or (search “Hume Hotel”). Ed Solo will be at Spiritbar on Friday, April 11 with Bryx. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are available in advance at the Hume Hotel front desk. Sons and Daughters will play Expressions Cafe on Thursday, April 10 with Thea and the Fine Gentleman. Cover is $10, or $5 for students. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m.

The Galena Trio will perform at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m. This trio, sharing a passion for the art of Chamber music, consists of Nelson clarinetist, Nicola Everton, pianist Susanne Ruberg-Gordon and cellist Johanne Perron. Tickets are $14 for students and $24 for adults and are available or phone 250-352-6363. Students from schools participating in the NOCS Outreach Program can access tickets at no cost. Stickybuds will be celebrating four-twenty at Spiritbar on Saturday, April 19 with Mister Leon. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $20 available at the Hume Hotel front desk. Toronto’s multi-instrumental duo Sunparlour Players play Spiritbar on Thursday, April 24 with local songstress Rhoneil. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance at the Hume Hotel or (search “Hume Hotel”). Three DJs from Vancouver — The Librarian, Max Ulis and Sobata — will be spinning at Spiritbar on Saturday, April 26. They’re here to promote the upcoming Bass Coast Music Festival. Doors open at 10 p.m. and Tickets are $15 in advance at the Hume Hotel front desk. Winnipeg singer-songwriter Ruth Moody of the Wailin’ Jennys plays an all ages concert at the Nelson Civic Theatre on Wednesday, April 30. Local troubadour James Lamb will open the show. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance at The Music Store (580 Baker Street) or $20 at the door.

At the pub

Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill hosts a rock ‘n’ roll jam night Tuesdays from 8 p.m. to midnight. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill hosts Karaoke on Wednesday and Sunday nights from 9 p.m. to close. 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 facebook. com/topspinthursdays.


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Students from Selkirk College’s Contemporary Music and Technology Program are getting ready to wrap up another school year, but not before leaving their mark on the town. The acoustic folk ensemble Sons and Daughters and Selkirk’s jazz ensemble Thea and the Fine Gentlemen will be taking the stage at Expressions in downtown Nelson on April 10. The groups will be performing songs that range from Esperanza Spalding to Neil Young. Take one part folk and one part bluegrass, mix in a little soul and talented musicians, and you have Sons and Daughters. Under the direction of Selkirk voice instructor Laura Landsberg, the group will perform covers from The Wailin’ Jen-

nys, Neil Young and The Eagles. The band is made up of current Selkirk students Elijah Larson (vocals), Nikita Afonso (vocals), Dylan Ferris (mandolin, banjo, vocals), Colin Weeks (guitar, vocals), Yitsy Holton Hinshaw (violin, keys, vocals), Hunter Stanway (bass, vocals) and Aaron Thrasher (drums). Thea and the Fine Gentleman are made up of one lady and three fine gentlemen. They are a quartet with a lounge vibe. Band members include Thea Loberg (vocals), Paul Landsberg (guitar), Elian Nelson (bass) and Jason Jung (piano). Cover is $10 at the door and $5 for students. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. Sons and Daughters will also be play-

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Stolen car found burned Nelson police recovered a stolen car last week in Rosemont — but discovered the interior had been set on fire. They didn’t identify the make or model or indicate where it had been POLICIEEF stolen from. IN BR They ask anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the 400 block of West Beasley Street to contact them. Don’t mess with the bylaw officer A man breaking the downtown dog bylaw was warned last week after failing to produce ID for a bylaw officer. Police were called after he refused to identify himself and walked away. Officers located him and arrested him

for obstructing a peace officer. He was let go after they warned him that failing to produce identification for a peace officer is a crime. He was ticketed for having dogs in a restricted zone. Man injured intervening in fight About 2 a.m. Saturday a fight broke out in the 700 block of Vernon Street between two women. Police say as one man got involved, another took offence and assaulted him. Staff at the nearby pub called police. The victim had a swollen and cut face, while everyone else was gone by the time officers arrived. Witnesses knew the offender. The investigation is ongoing.


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As winter slowly winds down, many gardeners cannot wait to soak up the springtime sun and get their hands dirty in the garden. Such excitement is not just good for gardeners, but can benefit the garden in the months to come as well. Late winter or early spring is a great time to get a head start on the gardening season. Even if gardening season is still around the corner, completing the following projects can ensure your garden gets off on the right foot. Clear debris One of the best things you can do for your garden as winter winds down is to clear it of debris. Winter can be especially harsh on a landscape, and gardens left to the elements are often filled with debris once spring arrives. Dead leaves, fallen branches, rocks that surfaced during the winter frost, and even garbage that might have blown about in winter winds can all pile up in a garden over a typical winter. Clearing such debris likely won’t take long, but it’s a great first step toward restoring the garden before the time comes to plant and grow the garden once again.

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Examine the soil Soil plays a significant role in whether a garden thrives or struggles. Examining the soil before the season starts can help gardeners address any issues before they plant. Ignoring the soil until a problem arises can turn the upcoming gardening season into a lost opportunity, so test the soil to determine if it has any nutrient or mineral deficiencies. This may require the help of a professional, but if a problem arises, you might be able to adjust the acidity or alkalinity of the soil and still enjoy a successful gardening season. Another way to examine the soil is less complex but can shed light on when would be a good time to get back to work. Reach into the soil and dig out a handful. If the soil quickly crumbles, you can start preparing for gardening seasoning. But if the soil is still clumped together, it needs more time to dry out before you can begin your prep work. Initiate edging Edging is another task gardeners can begin as they get ready for the season. Edge plant and flower beds, but be sure to use a spade with a flat blade or an edger designed to edge flower beds. Such tools will cut deep enough so grass roots that may eventually grow into the flower bed are severed. Depending on how large a garden is, edging can be a time-consuming task, so getting a head start allows homeowners to spend more time planting and tending to their gardens once the season hits full swing. Fight weeds Though weeds likely have not survived the winter, that does not mean they won’t return once the weather starts to heat up. But as inevitable as weeds may seem, homeowners can take steps to prevent them from turning beautiful gardens into battlegrounds where plants, flowers and vegetables are pitted against unsightly and potentially harmful weeds. Spring is a good time to apply a pre-emergent weed preventer, which can stop weeds before they grow. Though such solutions are not always foolproof, they can drastically reduce the likelihood of weed growth. Though gardeners might not be able to start planting their gardens in late winter or early spring, they can still get outside and take steps to ensure their gardens thrive once planting season begins.


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Heartfelt thank you to Paul and staff at the All Season’s Cafe for hosting our special meet and greet with Wendy, Kootenay Co-op for the re-usable grocery bags, Nelson Chocofellar for the amazing, personalized dark chocolate bars, Harry Pringle and the students at Selkirk College, Baillie Groham Winery for being our exclusive wine at the event and Nelson Brewing Company for being our exclusive beer. Special thanks to Cotton Creek Clothing, Dig Garden Centre and Fashion Foundations for selling tickets. And to Luree Gould, Kiomi Tucker, Laura Gellatly, Liz Simmons and Cheryl Foote for going above and beyond to make this event such a success.

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La découverte ne tient qu’à un clic Depuis la nuit des temps, les hommes et les femmes ressentent le besoin d’explorer le monde dans lequel ils vivent. La région des Kootenays ne fait pas exception, au contraire, c’est un véritable vivier d’aventuriers. Peu importe la saison, la météo, les difficultés du terrain, notre désir de découverte est insatiable. Le site Web Matador est un peu comme la région dans laquelle nous vivons, un cosmos d’explorateurs. Quand Matador débuta en 2006, le réseau était constitué d’une communauté de voyageurs indépendants pensant ainsi partager des expériences en allant au-delà de ce qui était représenté dans les médias traditionnels. De portraits de cultures, en passant par des récits d’aventures, jusqu’aux récits d’actions visant à la protection de l’environnement, la vision éditoriale de Matador a évolué et ce site de voyages est devenu le plus important de la toile (lauréat à deux reprises du prix Lowell Thomas qui récompense l’excellence dans le domaine du journalisme de voyage). En 2009, Matador lança un centre de formation en ligne (MatadorU) pour la prochaine génération d’écrivains, de photographes et de réalisateurs. Depuis le mois de mars 2014, Matador est disponible en français pour satisfaire tous les explorateurs qui se trouvent parmi nous. Les articles et photographies que vous y trouverez

vous donneront des envies d’évasion. Vous serez tentés de planifier un tour du monde en voilier, une virée en Afrique du Sud, ou une escapade en Chine. Vous découvrirez comment créer une ONG. Vous aurez envie de changer le monde en faisant du volontourisme. Vous en saurez plus sur les personnes qui vous entourent, leurs coutumes et leurs histoires. Vous apprendrez comment gonfler un Montréalais ou un Allemand (indice: ce n’est pas bien compliqué!). Vous découvrirez les plus beaux endroits où faire de l’escalade ou du kayak. En bref, vous en prendrez plein les méninges et les mirettes. Le site Web Matador est une fenêtre sur la planète et ses habitants, c’est une sorte d’encyclopédie de la culture du voyage et de la découverte, mais c’est également un ambassadeur pour la sauvegarde de notre environnement. Rejoignez-nous sur pour planifier votre prochain périple ou pour satisfaire votre soif de connaissance et d’aventure. N’hésitez pas à nous suivre sur les réseaux sociaux: Facebook (Matador_français) et Twitter (@MatadorFrancais), pour ne rien manquer de l’actualité de Matador dans la langue de Molière. Morgane Croissant

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2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup BC Provincial Championship April 10 to 13 in Nelson, BC. Teams include: The Nelson Leafs, The Victoria Cougars, The Aldergrove Kodiaks and the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

The Nelson Leafs kick off the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup on Thursday night against the Victoria Cougars. On Friday, the Leafs will rekindle their rivalry with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Kevin Mills file photo

Host Nelson Leafs have chance to avenge playoff loss to Beaver Valley

SCHEDULE: April 10

3:30 p.m. Aldergrove vs. Beaver Valley Nelson & District Community Complex 7:30 p.m. Victoria vs. Nelson Nelson & District Community Complex

April 11

3:30 p.m. Aldergrove vs. Victoria Nelson & District Community Complex 7:30 p.m. Beaver Valley vs. Nelson Nelson & District Community Complex

April 12

3:30 p.m. Beaver Valley vs. Victoria Nelson & District Community Complex 7:30 p.m. Aldergrove vs. Nelson Nelson & District Community Complex

April 13

10 a.m. Fourth vs. Third Nelson & District Community Complex 2:30 p.m. Second vs. First Nelson & District Community Complex

Ready for the rematch

Kevin Mills Nelson Star

The entire hockey season has been leading up to this week. The Nelson Leafs are ready to host the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup (April 10 to 13). The event will decide the junior B hockey provincial crown. For the Leafs to take the title, they will have to beat a familiar foe — the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. The Nitehawks eliminated the Leafs in post season play and went on to win the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) crown. Now Nelson has the chance for a little payback. “They are a great team and we are excited to have them here. It’s going to be great for two local teams to be in the Cyclone Taylor Cup and I think it’s going to be an exciting game on Friday,” said Leafs head coach Frank Maida about facing Beaver Valley once again. While his squad is motivated and itching to get back on the ice, Maida said the Nitehawks do provide a little bit of extra incentive. “I think the boys are focussed and ready to go, regardless if Beaver Valley was coming or Kamloops. But, being Beaver Valley, I think we owe them one and we are going to be ready to go.”

The Cyclone Taylor Cup is a four-team tournament featuring the champions of the KIJHL (Beaver Valley), the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (Victoria Cougars) and the Pacific Junior Hockey League (Aldergrove Kodiaks) as well as the host team (Nelson). While the Leafs coaching staff is familiar with Beaver Valley, the other two teams are a bit of a mystery. “I know Victoria in the past has put together a pretty good team and they’ll be strong and so will Aldergrove... Hopefully we’ll get some video and have a look at the teams,” said Maida. While the other three teams have been playing in their respective playoff series, Nelson hasn’t played a game in weeks. However, Maida said the squad has been getting healthier during that time and preparing to return to game action. “We’ve been practicing hard. We’ve gone seven days straight of practice getting ready for Thursday night.” As the host team, Nelson has a big advantage by playing at the Nelson and District Community Complex. “The crowd is great here in Nelson and we like playing in our own rink. Our team is built for this rink and it will be a great advantage,” said Maida. The NDCC is bigger than many rinks

The Nelson Jr. Leafs will be hosting the Cyclone Taylor Cup April 10-13 Tickets available daily at the Nelson & District Communtiy Complex front desk or from 5-7 pm April 9th on the Concourse Level

and suits the Leafs high speed style.

Awards Night: The Nelson Leafs traded in their skates and sweaters for suits and ties on Sunday night as the team hosted its annual awards banquet at the Hume Hotel. Jamie Vlanich won the award for leading scorer and was named team MVP. Vlanich was also the leading scorer in the entire KIJHL. Other award winners included:

Carson Willans — Most Valuable Player in the Playoffs; Linden Horswill — Sportsmanship Award; Brandon Sookro — Most Improved; Alec Wilkinson — Rookie of the Year; Travis Wellman — Unsung Hero Blair Andrews — Coach’s Award; Darnel St. Pierre — Spirit Award; Austin Lindsay — Excellence in Education Award; Brad Rebagliati — Citizenship Award; Robson Cramer — Top Defenceman; Aaron Dunlap — Most Popular (as voted by the players. Gord Davis, a member of the Leafs executive who has years of experience with the club, was presented with the Jim Kienholz Award as Volunteer of the Year.

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the Cyclone Taylor Cup April 10-13 Tickets available daily at the Nelson & District Community Complex front desk or from 5-7 pm April 9th on the Concourse Level. TOURNAMENT PASS

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Round Robin Games: Children up to 5 years old Children 6 to 12 Students 13 to 18 (with student card) Seniors - 60 yrs. Adult - 19 to 59

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Medal Round Games: Children up to 5 years old Children 6 to 12 Students 13 to 18 (with student card) Seniors - 60 yrs. + Adult - 19 to 59 -

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Banquet Thursday, April 10, 2013 @ 11:30 am. Prestige Lakeside Resort and Convention Centre. Advance tickets required.

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Game #3 Aldergrove Kodiaks VS Victoria Cougars

Game #5 Victoria Cougars VS BV Nitehawks

Game #7 3rd Place VS 4th Place

Game #1 BV Nitehawks VS Aldergrove Kodiaks 2:45 PM Doors Open 3:00 pm Warm-up 3:30 pm Puck Drop Game #1

2:45 PM Doors Open 3:00 pm Warm-up 3:30 pm Puck Drop Game #3

2:45 PM Doors Open 3:00 pm Warm-up 3:30 pm Puck Drop Game #5

9:45 am Doors Open 10:00 am Warm-up 10:30 am Puck Drop Game #7

Game #4 Nelson Leafs VS BV Nitehawks 6:45 pm Doors Open 7:00 pm Warm-up 7:30 pm Puck Drop Game #4

Game #6 Nelson Leafs VS Aldergrove Kodiaks

Game #8 1st Place VS 2nd Place

6:45 pm Doors Open 7:00 pm Warm-up 7:30 pm Puck Drop Game #6

1:45 pm Doors Open 2:00 pm Warm-up 2:30 pm Puck Drop Game #8

Game #2 Nelson Leafs VS Victoria Cougars 6:45 pm Doors Open 7:00 pm Warm-up 7:25 OPENING CEREMONIES 7:40 pm Puck Drop Game #2

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Tire maintenance an important safety precaution Tires are the link between a vehicle and the roadway, and tire quality has a direct impact on the performance and safety of an automobile. But tire maintenance is easy to overlook. However, ignoring tire maintenance can threaten driver and passenger safety and make a vehicle operate inefficiently. Steering, breaking ability and traction are all governed by good tires. Worn tread can result in longer stopping times and make it difficult to brake immediately in an emergency situation. Although driving tends to be the primary culprit behind worn down tires, sometimes bald or unevenly worn out tread is indicative of a larger problem, such as a misaligned wheelbase, improperly aligned tires or tires that are underinflated. The following are some common problems associated with tires and how to address these issues should they arise.

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wear and having to replace tires prematurely.

Worn tire treads increase the risk of punctures, which can lead to blowouts. Bald tires also may blowout as a result of friction on roadways that is met with minimal rubber. Getting caught on the side of the road with a tire blowout can be a hassle, so routinely check tire treads and replace tires accordingly.

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TreAd depTH Average new tires on cars usually start with 10/32 inch to 11/32 inch of original tread depth. When tread reaches a depth of 2/32 inch, they are considered worn out. There are different ways to gauge tread depth. Insert a penny into the tread groove with lincoln’s head upside down and facing you. If you can see all of lincoln’s head, it is time to replace the tires. Another coin test is to insert a quarter into the groove. If the tread touches Washington’s head, you have at least 4/32 inch of tread left. don’t have any currency on hand? Then look at the treadwear indicator bar molded into the tires. When these bars become flush with the adjacent ribs of the tire, the tires should be replaced. AlIGnmenT According to the rubber manufacturers Association, improper alignment causes rapid or uneven treadwear. Tires should be aligned and balanced periodically to avoid irregular

Tires feature different tread patterns depending on the brand of tire. They may be directional, asymmetrical, nondirectional, and directional/asymmetrical. When purchasing replacement tires, it is adviseable to match the tread pattern to the existing tires. This helps enhance the performance of the car. In fact, some newer cars require tread to match. mismatched treads may cause problems with transmission shifting or impact control and steadiness. TIre preSSure underinflation of tires can cause failure, stress and irregular wear. underinflated tires also may contribute to loss of control that leads to accidents. Always maintain the manufacturer’s recommendations for the correct pressure, which should be adjusted based on the temperature. Tires should undergo the same inspection and maintenance as other parts of the vehicle. Tires are a vital component to safe driving, and routine maintenance can prevent accidents and other problems.

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• using mobile phones • moving objects • daydreaming • eating • reading The Centers for disease Control and prevention have found distracted driving kills more than 15 people each day while injuring more than 1,200. Any activity that takes attention away from driving is considered a distraction. These include taking your hands off the wheel, daydreaming or engaging in any behavior that takes your eyes off of the road. Certain activities are known distractions, and understanding which habits can be dangerous and making strides to correct behaviors can help save lives, prevent injuries and reduce accident-related expenses. When driving, attention should be placed on the task of safely getting from point A to point B.


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• Give your car a good wash. drivers who live in areas with heavy snowfall should give their vehicles a thorough cleaning before hitting the road for a spring road trip. Salt and sand can build up on a vehicle over the course of a snowy winter, so a power washing will help remove excess salt, sand or dirt and help the car run more smoothly. • Get the vehicle a tune-up. A tune-up, including an oil change, should be part of your pre-trip planning. make sure winter hasn’t caused any damage to the vehicle’s body. • Subscribe to a roadside assistance program.


CAR CARE SEMINAR! Thursday April 17th, 2014 6:30PM-8:30PM

For anybody who has always wanted to know more about the basics of caring for your vehicle, but was afraid to ask, this is for you. If you’re interested, please contact us at Downtown Automotive to reserve your spot, space is limited.

• Bring cash as well as credit cards on the trip. When embarking on a road trip, don’t assume you will have ready access to an ATm on your trip or at your destination. This means you may reach a point when you have no cash on hand. • Invest in a road navigation system. A road navigation system can be your best friend, helping you find your way in places with which you are unfamiliar. road navigation systems can alert you to traffic conditions while providing directions and alternate routes. Some systems will even alert you to nearby filling stations, lodging or restaurants.

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In Loving Memory of Ingeborg (Inga) Frass (Loennecke), January 10, 1925- August 7, 2013 Celebration of Life, Easter Monday, April 21st, 11:00 am at St. John’s Lutheran Church (321 Silica St.) Inga was born in Northern Germany (Grafelde) in her grandmother’s farmhouse on Jan. 10, 1925, and grew up in a small community, Syke, near Bremen. She was the eldest of 7 children and was always busy babysitting. Her father was a high school teacher in Syke. Her parents built a large, isolated house on a forested hill with a magnificent view of Syke. There the family raised rabbits, silkworms, kept bees and tended a large forest garden. Inga’s mother sewed, embroidered, knit, cooked and kept house for her growing family. Her mother came from a musical family, sang and played lute and piano. Inga’s father played cello and the children played violin, piano and recorder. They practiced music together and had regular family concerts. Every Sunday, they would sit together and listen to concerts on the radio. Books were held in high esteem, and Inga grew up with a love of reading. From the roof of their hilltop home the family saw the fire bombing and resulting inferno of Bremen during the war, but they were safe except for a stray fire bomb which they managed to move outside before detonation. Inga’s father had received an iron cross for valour in the first world war, and was one of very few survivors of his regiment. Because of invalidity, he stayed in Syke as a schoolteacher during the second world war. This was extremely lucky for the children. With their large gardens, the family managed to be self sufficient. Inga was sent to a girl’s high school in Bremen 1938, but by the summer of 1939 the students were spending most of theirschool day in bunkers because of random bombing and air attacks. Inga returned to Syke and completed her schooling there. Inga’s very kind and much loved mother died after childbirth when Inga was only 15. After that, Inga had to take on many household responsibilities, staying home from school regularly to care for the household until the family employed a housekeeper. Inga started studying to be a home economics teacher in Nienburg (1942). Since increasing air raids made the train trip to the school impossible, she could not continue her course. She was then sent to Greifswald for one year on work duty where she adjusted barometers with her sister Hilde. Inga started her nurse’s training in Tuebingen in 1943. She recalled always being hungry and tired. The nurses often had to move all of their patients into the hospital basement during nightly air raid alarms. Upon the end of the war, in 1945, Inga walked about 650 km from Tuebingen to Syke through a war-ravaged Germany. She was relieved to find yher members alive. Inga always expressed deep sympathy for the people of all war-torn countries. Inga completed her training as a sick-children’s nurse in Bremen at DRK Krankenhaus, and from 1945-49 she nursed in Bremen. In these post-war years, her salary for one month was just enough to buy some underwear. As a nurse, she received her uniform, her accommodation, and a small allowance. She worked 12 hour days, 7 days a week, and had only ½ a day off each month. The few times she had a full day off, she walked 20 km to Syke to help her family with chores. Inga lived in England from 1950-54. She studied midwifery in Wolverhamptom, and then worked as a midwife in London. She really enjoyed these years. She delivered over 1,000 English babies, including many home-deliveries in houses without running water. Inga was a regular visitor to London’s art galleries and museums and took long walks in the countryside. Inga returned to Bremen in 1954, and worked at St. Josefs Stift as a midwife. She wished to see the world, and was deciding whether to work in Canada or Peru. In 1956, Inga emigrated to Canada. She had found a nursing position in St. Cathrine’s, Ontario. She left Germany by boat with one suitcase and 20$. In St. Cathrine’s, Inga worked in a maternity ward. After a few years she moved to Edmonton and became head nurse of a maternity ward. She was a midwife, and a sick-children’s nurse, but still did not expect to be offered the position of head nurse. She worked as head nurse in a maternity ward until moving to the Kootenays. Inga met Michael Frass at the home of mutual friends in Edmonton. They began corresponding and then married 8/8, 1961. Their first home was in Castlegar, then they moved to Nelson in 1962. Inga would be a resident of Nelson for over 50 years, more than half of her life. Inga was not able to transfer her RN (registered nurse) credentials directly from Alberta to BC, and it took some years before she became an RN in BC. Inga worked at KLDH until she had children. Since there were only full-time nursing positions at KLDH at that time, Inga chose to work part time at Mt. St. Francis’ hospital when her children were small until her retirement. Inga always regretted not being able to work as a midwife in Canada. She loved midwifery. She was excited when midwives were finally allowed to practice in Canada, but she was already retired then. Michael and Inga bought a house on 614 Latimer St. They had 2 children, Chris and Hanna. Michael worked at the CPR, and was tragically killed in an accident in 1966 when the children were very small. As a widow with 2 children, Inga worked very hard and had to be very thrifty. She was grateful to her neighbors on Latimer St and to friends from the United Church for their kindness during these years. In 1972 the family moved to Rosemont when the children started school. Inga was always grateful that she had been granted a bank mortgage to buy her own Rosemont home. In the early seventies, single women with children were only rarely granted mortgages. Inga often spoke about how difficult life was for single parents, both in the 60’s and later. Over the years, Inga kept busy working, raising 2 children, caring for her beautiful garden, canning and preserving, doing needlework, reading many books, doing crossword puzzles, listening to CBC radio, feeding birds and growing medicinal herbs. She was a member of the rock club, and a volunteer at the IODE. Inga was a Lutheran since her baptism, and a member of the Lutheran church in Rosemont after 1972. She supported numerous charities, two favourites were the Christian Blind Mission and SOS children’s villages. Inga was a unassuming and shy, but very well read. She had well-informed, progressive views on many topics. Inga worked hard all of her active life, and took pride in what she had achieved. Though she was a single parent (widow), Inga went without herself in order to save for Chris, Hanna and her grandchildren. She helped them as she was able. She was proud to give Chris and Hanna property and to be able pay to build Chris’ house. She was a very fair and unselfishly loyal mother. She cared for and loved us deeply. Her children and grandchildren always came first. She worked so hard for us, and did what she could for us. We are deeply grateful. Our dear mom was very independent until she suffered a stroke in May 2011. After her stroke Inga understood her surroundings, but had difficulty expressing herself (expressive aphasia and dyspraxia). She still loved to see friends and family and loved watching good movies, the news, soccer, and nature programs. She liked puzzles and looking at books. She especially appreciated books and programs about geology, rocks and minerals. After her stroke, Inga had a beautiful smile, and though she could not speak, her lovely smiles brightened our days and our lives. She was our sunshine. During the last 2 years of her life, Inga was well and dearly cared for by the staff of Jubilee Manor. She passed away on August 7th 2013, the day before her 52nd wedding anniversary to her late husband Michael. Inga was much loved, and we miss her so much! Her life was not easy, she had to work very hard, her youth was disrupted by war, and she was widowed with two babies. But her life was full of caring in her own loyal and unassuming way; For her siblings, father, children, grandchildren, and for her patients as a children’s nurse, midwife, and geriatric nurse (she loved her infant patients most). Inga is survived by her grandchildren Chad Frass and Elise Tesling; Her children Chris Frass and Hanna Tesling (Kent Lindqvist); Her brothers, sisters and in-laws in Germany, her nieces, nephews and their families. Inga was predeceased by her husband Michael Frass and her baby grandson Tyler Frass. It comforts us that she is together with these loved ones now. Inga is deeply missed by her children, grandchildren, relatives and friends. Our dearest Oma and Mami has passed on. Our hearts are broken, and we long for her beautiful smiles. Granddaughter Elise (5) says: I want to kiss my Oma and snuggle with her! She was our little Oma, but she died. I love Oma! Inga had a beautiful memorial ceremony in Syke, Germany (where she grew up) in September 2013. Inga wished to be cremated. Her urn will be interred in Nelson beside her late husband Michael on April 22nd at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, Inga would have asked for donations to SOS Children’s Villagages.

Nelson Star Wednesday, April 9, 2014



Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

COOK and Waitress wanted @ Whiteline Truck Stop, 5920 Hwy 3, Salmo B.C. Inquire in person or Phone 250-3572454

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Funeral Notice


A Funeral Mass for Wendell “Lew” Llewellyn and Ioline Isabel Dempsey will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM from the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate with Father David John as Celebrant. Online condolences may be expressed at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

Norma June MacDonald Sadly the family of Norma June MacDonald of Castlegar wishes to announce her passing at Talarico Place Care Centre, on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, blessed with 88 years of life. Norma was born in Nelson on March 22, 1926 to parents Mabel and Ed Simpson. She had two much older half-sisters. On May 6, 1950, she married Gordon Alexander “Buzz” MacDonald and they raised three children. The family lived in Castlegar for the past 35 years. During her working career she was a book-keeper for many years and worked in different offices. Norma enjoyed gardening and made many friends at the Golf Club where she was a member for many years. She was also a proud member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was predeceased by her son Russell in 1992 and her two half-sisters Hazel Marshall and Dorothy Mattice. Left to mourn her loss is her loving husband of 63 years Gordon; her son Gary of Edmonton and her daughter Lynda (Cyril Esovoloff) of Salmo. Cremation has taken place in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel and no funeral service is planned. The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Merritt and the staff of Talarico Place Care Centre for their kind care, especially Donna Mydansky (neé Hickman) who knew Norma for many years. Donations in Norma’s Memory may be made to the Diabetic Association, Box 1000, Fruitvale BC V0G 1L0 or Castlegar Hospital Foundation, Talarico Place, 709-10th Street, Castlegar BC V1N 2H7.

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Help Wanted


Trades, Technical

SEEKING self-starters to join our team placing Point of Sale displays for mobile accessories into retail stores. Consignment sale: retailer never pays until goods have sold. You get $70 for each placement and 14% of refills. Exp. selling into retail is good. You need a car.

F/T WELDER/FABRICATOR/MILLWRIGHTS req’d for industrial maintenance and construction in Grand Forks, BC area. Competitive salary based on experience. Please email resumes to

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Unique Opportunity

Black Press has a very unique opportunity for the right person.

We currently have an opening for a sales person to help us with our paid distribution newspapers across B.C. This position means getting out in the community and talking to subscribers about our newspapers and working to build stronger relationships with existing readers of our newspapers. It also includes finding new subscribers for our newspapers and helping introduce them our award winning host of community newspapers. This is not a year-around position and will run from March to October each year. We offer a spectacular compensation package and bonus incentives. Your own vehicle is required, but we cover all travel expenses. This is really a great opportunity for the right person. It is a different type of job, but definitely has different types of rewards. If you feel this position would be the perfect fit for you, then we would love to hear from you. Please email all enquiries to Michelle Bedford at

Full-time Reporter The Nelson Star, a Black Press twice weekly publication in beautiful Nelson BC, is seeking an exceptional, fulltime multimedia journalist/ photographer to join our editorial team. We are seeking a candidate who will find and capture compelling stories and features and who will thrive in a deadline-driven environment to produce stories for our newspaper and online products. The successful candidate will be able to write 10 to 15 stories per week, take photos and assist with online and social media responsibilities. Qualifications • Superior writing skills, news judgment; • Ability to write on a variety of topics, including civic affairs, arts and sports; • Proficiency in photography and knowledge of multimedia reporting; • A degree or diploma in journalism or related experience; • Experience in posting content to the Internet an asset; • Ability to adapt to emerging trends in multimedia reporting, including video, blogging and social networking. • Knowledge of and experience with InDesign.

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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:

Full Times Sales Representative. Andre’s Electronic Experts in Castlegar is looking to grow their sales force. Looking for individuals with sales experience and knowledge of cellular/ electronic and appliances. Full time salary/commission with potential wage to be $40,000 - $75,000 plus benefits. Drop off resumes to 200 - 1965 Columbia Ave Castlegar. or email



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CLUXEWE RESORT MANAGER needed at Kwakiutl Band in Port Hardy. Competitive salary and free accommodations. Deadline midnight April 15. Email for job description and to apply.

PHARMACY ASSISTANT, PT Experience an asset. Send resumes to: Box 566 C/O Trail Times, 1163 Cedar Avenue, Trail, BC V1R 4B8 by April 11, 2014.

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Applicants must own a reliable vehicle. This position will require the applicant to work evenings and weekends. All applicants please send resume, cover letter, as well as writing and photo samples to Karen Bennett, Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.




SENIORS CONNECT Outreach Worker An 11 month pilot project Funded by Columbia Basin Trust Approximate Project Hours 750. Travel and expenses reimbursed Areas of Responsibility: • To CONNECT with Seniors, individually and in groups • To CONNECT with organizations serving Seniors For full job description go to (click on events and whats new) or Nelson and District Seniors Co-ordinating Society, 719 Vernon St. Nelson. Phone 250.352.7013 or 250.352.6008


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

Closing date for Applications: April 14th,3pm

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Reporter The Trail Times has an opening for a reporter/photographer. As a member of our news team, you will write news stories and take photos of Greater Trail events, cover city council and other public meetings and respond to breaking news stories. You must work well under pressure, meet daily deadlines and be a flexible self-starter with a reliable digital camera and vehicle. This union position is for four days a week, with the potential for full-time work during holiday relief periods. This is a temporary position, covering maternity leave. Computer literacy is essential, experience with layout in InDesign an asset, newspaper experience or a diploma in journalism preferred. Some weekend and evening work is involved. The Times offers a competitive salary and benefits. The successful candidate will be required to become a member of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, Local 2000. Qualified applicants should apply in writing no later than May 11, 2014 to: Guy Bertrand, managing editor Trail Times 1163 Cedar Ave. Trail, BC V1R 4B8 Fax: 250-368-8550 Only qualified candidates will be contacted; no phone calls please.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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CERTIFIED MILLWRIGHT International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) is a growth-oriented lumber company with operations in Canada and the United States. The Company has annual production capacity of 2.6 billion board feet and offers one of the most diverse lines of lumber products to customers around the world. For more information about Interfor, visit our website at A great career opportunity for a certified Millwright, this person will be responsible for maintaining, repairing, installing and modifying all sawmill/planer related equipment to maximize uptime, quality and production. We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience: • Commitment to a safe workplace • Team-oriented with good interpersonal skills • Strong work ethic and ability to work in a fast-paced production environment • Previous experience in the wood products industry would be an asset To express interest in this opportunity, please apply online at by April 21st, 2014. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All applicants offered a position must successfully complete a pre-employment background check.


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Building Inspector I District of Kitimat, full time permanent bargaining unit position wage range $36.33/hr - $43.63/hr, over 2 years. Duties include plan checking reviews, inspections and enforcement functions related to building construction to ensure conformance with legislation, regulations and standards, and explaining and enforcing municipal bylaws. Preferred applicants will have a Technology Certificate related to building construction or equivalent; BOABC level 2 certification and a Class 5 driver’s license. Submit applications by April 30, 2014, 4:30 p.m., to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat B.C. V8C 2H7, Tel 250-632-8900, Fax 250632-4995, or by e-mail at Community information can be obtained from our website at Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Topsoil, Sand, Road Gravel Fill with delivery call for prices 250.359.7188 c:250.304.8158

Houses For Sale LOWER ROSSLAND, Easy highway access. 2bdrm., 2bath, s/s appliances, gas fireplace, new furnace, large deck and carport. $270,000. OBO. Call 250-362-9541 MONTROSE, 5BDRM. Fully fenced & landscaped. $415,000. 250-367-2131

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Garage Sales 2 Family Garage & Liquidation Sale, #20 Johnstone Rd, Sat Apr 12th 8- 3, Sun Apr 13th 8-3, call 250-688-1508 for more info or directions MOVING SALE! 1100 Gilker St., Sat Apr 12th, 8-1 Living room, dining room & some bedroom furniture 352-5237

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Cars - Domestic

20 ACRES $0 Down, Only $119/mo. Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas. Beautiful Mountain Views! Money Back Guarantee. Call 1-866-8825263, Ext. 81.

94 Buick Century, very reliable, V6, $1450 OBO 352-3160


2002 Nissans, 4cyl 2.5 & 1.8, Altima 187,000km & Sentra, auto & 5 speed, both 4dr and new snow tires. $3,100 & $4,900. 250-442-0122 or 250493-1807. Run and look excellent. Sentra one owner, non smoker, 5 speed. Grand Forks

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

Apt/Condo for Rent Clean, Quiet, 2 brd on lake N/S N/P suitable for single or professional couple, excel ant for person on shift work $1200/m Avail May 1st call evenings 250 352-7946

Cottages / Cabins 1 bdrm cottage with loft & enclosed porch @ 7 mile North Shore $1000/m including utili N/S N/P825-4416 or 354-2854

Duplex / 4 Plex 3 bdrm, 1-1/2 bath Upper Duplex, dogs considered, N/S & off street parking $1300/m + util, refs aval May 1st 551-2400 CLEAN, bright 3 br + 2bath duplex- 2 car garage in uphill. New stainless appliances, washer dryer included. Private covered deck overlooking small yard in natural setting. No smoking/pets $1500 + utilities. Ref. required. Call Tom 250-551-6007 for application. Available 1 May TerriďŹ c Location Nelson/Uphill half duplex, 4 bdrm, 2 bath. $1200/mo + util. N/S, N/P. Avail end of Apr. Phone 250-505-9759

Homes for Rent NELSON- 2 bdrm executive waterfront home, 6 mile Nelson, partially furnished. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $1700+ utils. (250)825-4471 or 250354-9434. WARFIELD, 3BD. $ 250-512-1814

Suites, Lower BASEMENT suite, 1 bdrm, single occupancy 1/2 mile North Shore Nelson. W/D, utilities, Satellite included. N/S, no pets, N/P. $750./mth references required. text or call 250-551-4008

Want to Rent 57 yr old visually impaired gentleman reqs affordable shared housing. Clean, quiet & responsible, looking for like minded, kind person. Will negotiate for cooked meals. Close to downtown, Nelson preferred. John 250 265-7354

Cars - Sports & Imports



2002 24.5’ Cougar Fifth Wheel with slide. Great Shape. $9,500. OBO. 250.367.9175. 22’ TRIPLE-E “Regal� 2011 Motor Home on 2010 Ford 350 chassis. 5.4 Lt Motor only 36,000 km Exc. cond. A/C, corner bed, 7 brand new Michelin tires Asking $47,000 250-428-2739

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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



Above & Beyond The selection committee is looking for nominations for the monthly Above and Beyond volunteer to be featured in the Nelson Star. To be nominated the volunteer must be a long serving volunteer in a role that is not associated with their professional life Please send your nominee’s name, a description of their volunteer work and why you feel they should be nominated to:

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New Baby?


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

Game On – Kim Palfenier

Outside action is gearing up for spring

We have a special event in indoor tournament season the tournament later this spring. our midst this week. For the first local Ultimate Frisbee teams, All students are invited to time in its 40 year existence the Homegrown and Homegirl, are check out practices to see if Cyclone Taylor Cup tournament readying themselves for their Ultimate is a fit for them. The will be hosted in Nelson. outdoor season at Lakeside. annual local disc break tourThis Junior B BC Hockey nament will Championship will host the Make your dream of a fireplace come true... happen July winning league champs from 26 and 27. Go the Kootenay International (KIto www.nelJHL), the Pacific International sonultimate. (PIJHL), and the Vancouver ca for season Island (VIJHL) leagues, along details. with our host team the Nelson ❐ Nelson Leafs. Cycling Club Leafs games are at 7:30 p.m. is preparing Thursday to Saturday (April 10 for the season to 12) with finals on Sunday at with a couple 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The Nelof events. The son Leafs are proud to be hostfirst being ing such a prestigious event. the volunteer To watch some great hockey trail maintesee the full schedule details at nance day on http://www.cyclonetaylorcup. April 27 to ca/leagues/schedules.cfm?clie get the trails ntid=4982&leagueid=18220. on Mountain ❐ Of course, it is spring and Station ready outside action is gearing up. for the season. Granite Pointe’s pro-shop and Exact lodriving range opened on April cation will 5 and is open from 10 a.m.- to be decided 104 Silica Street | 877-399-4415 | 250-352-2001 6 p.m. every day and the course closer to the will open after the annual open date. Check house on Sunday, April 13. the website at Names will be entered for Nelson Ultimate is also ex- http://www.nelsoncyclingclub. various raffle prizes for anyone cited to announce the official orgfor details. who spends more than $100 in launch of Junior’s Ultimate in The second event is the anthe pro-shop (on memberships Nelson this year with a youth nual Bike Swap on Sunday, May or golf shot items). Junior range team starting practices at L.V. 4 at the Rod and Gun Club. passes are down to $79 this year. Rogers secondary school with New bikes, used bikes or parts ❐ After a very successful plans to attend the provincial to freshen up your current ride



can be found at the swap. Clean out your garage (or basement) and support the Nelson Cycling Club at the same time. Bring your unused but working bikes (mountain bikes, road bikes, tricycles, etc.) as well as any biking related equipment such as parts, clothing, shoes, etc. to the Bike Swap. Drop off sale items between 11 a.m. and noon. The doors will open for sales at 12:30 p.m. and will close at 2:30 p.m. (come early for the best selection). This community-centered event is the biggest annual fundraiser for the Nelson Cycling Club that is a member driven organization with the mission of promoting and improving cycling opportunities in the Nelson area. While focused on recreational trail riding, the Cycling Club also supports children’s programs, road riding, bicycle racing, commuting by bicycle, and bicycle tourism. The third event to kick the season into top gear is the Paper Bag Party in late April or early May.  The annual group ride kick-off is a ride the “Paper Bag” then enjoy a barbecue, refreshments and social. For more information on all these events please check or visit them on Facebook.

Whitewater team takes second place at zone race finals

Season ends on a high note for skiers At the end of March, the Whitewater racing conditions with plenty of powder Ski Team hosted the Kootenay Zone Race and soft snow, but thanks to the excepFinals. More than 90 racers, 70 volunteers,  tional course work there was some fabulous 15 coaches and 60 parents came together to racing. make this happen. Whitewater Ski Team posted some excelAthletes came from as far away as Cal- lent results. There were several U12 skiers gary, and ranged in age from nine to 69. on the podium in nearly all of the races There were 49 racers from Fernie Alincluding Henry Leishman and Aliza pine Ski Team, over 20 racers from Liam Jones came back from E R O M INE Jones. Red Mountain,  racers from Kiminjury to get a silver medal in Slalom. L ON nelson berly, Salmo, Summit and of course The local club came second in the a huge group of over 20 very enthusibattle for the Kootenay Cup which is astic racers from Nelson’s own Whitewater a trophy awarded to the club that has the Ski Team. most podiums from the weekend. Fernie The race was held on Bonanza ski run, took the cup home this year. with the finish line being only a short disDylan Henderson, head ski coach for the tance from the lodge. It proved challenging Whitewater Ski Team was pleased with how

well the race was organized, and how his up and coming racers performed. “This shows that Whitewater is a serious ski racing venue that athletes want to come to. They love Nelson and skiing at Whitewater. This weekend also shows that we have a very competitive ski racing program that is producing some very talented ski racers,” said Henderson. This event brought the ski racing circuit to a close, but organizers are looking forward to next year with the younger racers in Nancy Greene Ski League, and the older racers skiing in the provincial league. Anyone interested in skiing can visit the website at, or call Tracy Punchard at 250-505-5090.

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New to Town?

Then let us welcome

you with our greetings basket that includes information about your

new community.

There are 7,000,000,000 people. There are only ts.. ts 46,000 rainforests.


Help by recycling reducing waste.

EASTER EGG HUNT LAKESIDE PARK Sat April 19 10am – 12:00pm Fundraiser

By donation to the Nelson Food Cupboard EGG HUNTS START TIMES BY AGE GROUP:

Under 2yrs 10:45am 3 – 4yrs 11am 5 – 6yrs 11:15am 7 – 10+ yrs 11:30am

Pictures with the Easter Bunny, Crafts, Balloons & Face Painting. Bring your Easter Basket and Smile!

Nelson Rotary Daybreak will host a hot dog sale

Thanks to our sponsors!




Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Nelson Star





Nelson Star, April 09, 2014  

April 09, 2014 edition of the Nelson Star

Nelson Star, April 09, 2014  

April 09, 2014 edition of the Nelson Star