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Vol. 6 • Issue 90

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n ice axe is Mary Woodward’s favourite piece of outdoor gear. “I know if I’m taking my ice axe, it’s going to be a good day,” she laughs. “I know it’s not going to be a Sunday stroll. It’s going to be worth it. I like bagging peak and going as high as possible.” She loves the outdoors and being fit has been a by-product of her outdoor quests as is her healthy appetite and, seemly, her ready smile. The North Shore resident is approaching her 80th birthday on May 29. Born in Canterbury, England, she’s been travelling all of her life. When she was single, she moved to Kimberley as a nurse with the plan of learning to ski while she saved money to travel to Europe. Once she married her husband Bill, they moved to Arrowhead to follow his career in forestry. She has “always liked the outdoors and sports,” and her three boys were into ski racing when they lived in Prince George. She likes hiking because every time is different but Mt. Loki, Jumbo, and Kootenay and Valhalla Parks are on her quick list of favourites. Two falls ago she hiked through the Rockies visiting Yoho and explored Revelstoke trails on her return home. “Where ever we are, we seek out a mountain.” She joined the Kootenay Mountaineering Club when she and Bill moved to Nelson some 30 years ago. That led to many friendships and good days in the mountains. On a normal ski season, Mary skies 80 days, but this year due to health issues she only skied 32. Mary’s love for skiing led to her being featured in Sherpa Cinema’s Ski Bums Never Die in 2011, a short film about skiing at Whitewater with the local Backside Group. Things changed on the hill once the triple Glory Chair was installed but she likes the newer lift as there are fewer line ups. Continued on Page 2

Mary Woodward’s love for the outdoors has lead to decades full of hiking and skiing adventures. Her family had a sign built showing the directions and distance to where people are most likely to find her. Tamara Hynd photo

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As for skiing off piste, she skis a bit of backcountry and never did mind the walking and hitchhiking that was involved with skiing the back side. That film gave her a day of cat skiing at Valhalla Powdercats which she savoured with her family two years ago. Her sons and grandchildren joined her, making history as the youngest and oldest clients at 13 and 77. She looks forward to the annual camping trip with the mountaineering club that will be based out of Marble Pass this summer for one week in the backcountry, flown in by helicopter complete with a cook tent and a cook. After a day of hiking, hikers return to a hot dinner ready for them at base camp. Mount Temple’s 3,544 metres is the highest peak she’s climbed and Mt. Loki, a very distinctive peak rising above the east shore of Kootenay Lake, is one of Mary’s favourites. “It took me a while to get there. There’s a bit of scrambling and it is a bit different.” Mary likes crossing glaciers and reaching the point just before needing to rope up. “I have my nervous moments but I love the random obscure places which require orientating and route finding. I’d learn to mountaineer if I started again.” Two of Mary’s sons and her five grandchildren live in the Nelson area and she feels fortunate that she gets to spend so much time with her family, including hiking and skiing together. “We all like mountains in our family.” She likes to keep her gear as light as possible. She wears full leather hiking boots to protect against all the rocks, carries a first aid kit, and keeps a journal of her hikes. Her family surprised her on her 70th

Mary Woodward in a scene from the short film Ski Bums Never Die. birthday by compiling her hiking journals and photos into a 240 page book that reads like a picturesque guide book. The dates of her journal entries show Mary up in the alpine every second or third day from April to November, and the alpine photo theme is littered with snow patches, rocky peaks with turquoise tarns nearby, and a trusty pair of gators. She snowshoes in between hiking and ski season but anything more than three days at home and she needs to get out for some exercise. “I’ve never gone to the gym to stay in shape.” Like many outdoor enthusiasts, she does have souvenir injuries and scars like a broken wrist from a tumble hiking and a broken leg complete with a plate and seven screws from a skiing mishap at Lake Louise. At her home near Kootenay Lake photos

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of her three sons as children and adults by the lake show the passage of time. Pictures of Himalayan peaks and loaded pack yaks from her trekking adventure to Nepal in 2001 have a place on the wall as well. Her big smile and vibrant eyes have caught the attention of many people who encounter and share journeys with Mary. Her husband Bill showed an enormous handmade get well card full of colourful messages and signatures from all the employees at Whitewater Ski Resort wishing her well and thanking her for her inspirational enthusiasm. Living close to Kootenay Lake outside of Nelson, as much as she enjoys boating, given the choice between hiking and boating, she’ll always chose hiking, “hands down.” “I didn’t know I was going to do all this; only learning how to ski was pre-planned.”

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A Surrey company is the buyer of Meadow Creek Cedar’s idled sawmill at Cooper Creek and its suspended forest license. Bob Bortolin of San Group, who appeared before Kaslo village council this week, said in an interview they want to re-open the mill as soon as possible. “We are going to be manufacturing product and getting the mill fired up as quick as we can,” he told the Star. Although they brought in some people from the Lower Mainland to see what will be required for an initial start-up, Bortolin said they intend to hire locally and have already spoken with some former employees. “Unfortunately over time there’s been vandalism, theft, and standard degrading of equipment when it sits [unused], but it’s not stopping us,” he said. The sawmill, which has been idle since 2011, is projected to restart June 3. Other machine centres at the mill will follow once logging begins. A mill manager is expected to be named soon. The operation will be renamed Meadow Creek Forest Products so potential customers don’t mistakenly assume they deal exclusively with cedar, Bortolin said. San Group was founded in the 1980s by brothers Kamal and Sukhi Sanghera. Bortolin said the company has 45 to 50 employees in the Lower Mainland and markets its products in Japan, China, India, and the US. He said the ownership is well versed in manufacturing and has been involved in sawmill startups in Europe. In addition to Bortolin and the Sangheras, the management team includes Iqbal Deo, Neil Shimizu, Richard Zeller, and Andrew Cairns. Bortolin said they will be hands-on and won’t run the operation from Surrey. The owners will visit regularly and at least initially someone will be here every week. Bortolin emphasized San Group is not affiliated with any other groups in its purchase of Meadow Creek Cedar and added that everyone they’ve spoken to so far has been very supportive. “People say ‘Great to hear you’re coming back,’ because it’s not

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the first woman to drive a city snowplow. However, in an otherwise male-dominated department, pornography was pervasive. She endured it for years before reaching her “breaking point” in 1995 when she found an explicit poster pinned inside a cupboard door in the carpenter shop. “It was like being hit,” she said. “It was like an assault. I was speechless. I was humiliated. I was degraded.” She filed a complaint with the BC Human Rights Commission and the city responded with a new sexual harassment policy that banned porn from the workplace. However, LaPointe said it didn’t change her co-workers’ attitudes. In 1998 a tribunal heard two days of often lurid testimony. LaPointe said graphic images in city vehicles and buildings caused her stress and health problems that denied her advancement opportunities. A settlement reached a few months later gave her $5,000 plus a promotion, wage increase, and restored sick leave. Moe Lyons, co-ordinator of the Nelson and District Women’s Centre at the time, called LaPointe “a local hero” whose “courageous fight” won her the “wholehearted support” of the women’s association. “We all saw how painful that battle was for her, and were tremendously impressed with her steadfastness and her clear understanding that this issue was so much more than one woman’s fight,” Lyons said this week. In the following years, LaPointe was elected president of her union, which Lyons called “vindication” Continued on Page 5

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citizens and exercise peaceful and respectful picket lines,” since she was chosen to lead she said, noting that parks staff some of the same people who rushed to put as many plants in previously vilified her. the ground as possible while a By 2002, trouble was brewing bargaining committee member over job security provisions but worked until the last minute to with a mediator’s help, a strike train her supervisor on the finer was averted. Two years later, points of her job. however, the union rejected LaPointe, who retired in 2012 the city’s final offer, unwilling after 32 years with the city, was to accept concessions on minialso a vice-president of CUPE mum staffing levels. The city BC, chair of the union’s environresponded by locking out 74 ment committee, a member of workers for the first time in the the national environment comlocal’s 55-year history. ! mittee, and a director with Toxic The dispute dragged on over ('C"#$#%"$&'$)*"+,-'$#)'$'-3G-3+3#A$A"*3',C'2OK'K#*3+AD3#A+'N"&&'"#A-,)>%3'AB3'+,%"$&&? Unique, timeless design and exceptional Free Canada. the summer and affected garquality of all weather furniture. -3+G,#+"@&3'"#*3+A"#M'PJLKQ'$#)'OAB"%$&'!>#)+R'JLK'S-,M-$D.'=B3')"+%>++",#'N"&&'"#%&>)3 She sat on the New Demobage collection, transit, and byD3AB,)+'C,-'3*$&>$A"#M'$#)'-3)>%"#M'O#*"-,#D3#A$&4'J,%"$&'$#)'T,*3-#$#%3'-"+I+'N"AB"# cratic Party’s women’s rights law enforcement. It was finally committee and in 2008 finished $#'"#*3+AD3#A'G,-AC,&",'P3.M.4'%,DG$#?'3*$&>$A",#+4')"-3%A')"$&,M>3'N"AB'%,DG$#"3+4'"#; resolved after ten weeks just as third in the race for the Nelsonthe Nelson Leafs’ season ap)3GAB'+3%A,-'-3+3$-%B'$#)'G$-A"%"G$A",#'"#'G>@&"%'G,&"%?')3*3&,GD3#AQ.'S$-A"%"G$#A+'N"&& Creston NDP nomination. peared in doubt. M$"#'$#'>#)3-+A$#)"#M',C'AB3'3U%3GA",#$&'+%,G3',C'AB3'OAB"%$&'!>#)+'G-,M-$D4'6$#$)$R+ Born in Vancouver and raised In a letter read at JLK'&3$)3-. LaPointe’s in Nelson, she was an outstandmemorial service, CUPE BC ing fastball player, following in president Mark Hancock the footsteps of her aunt Lillian praised her resolve. Hickey, who played in the All“Bev showed amazing leadership in what can only be de- LaPointe (front, right) leads a march down Baker Street during the civic American Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1940s. scribed as one of the low points lockout of 2004. Nelson Daily News photo Sponsored in part by: LaPointe died peacefully at for the City of Nelson, ” he said. “Because of her love of com- have resolved the dispute faster.” ture, they were equally worried home on April 17. She is sur115 Hall St. Nelson Reflecting on the lockout about the community’s fate as vived by longtime partner Lomunity Bev didn’t want to hurt 250-352-5530 • 1-888-352-5530 reli Dawson, whom she married the residents that live there and later, LaPointe insisted that as a result of service disruptions. kootenaimoon.com she really struggled with apply- “shaken and worried” as city “We endeavoured to ease the last fall, as well as her father and ing pressure that could possibly employees were about their fu- effects of the lockout on Nelson brother.

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Editor: Kevin Mills Publisher: Karen Bennett

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OF THE WEEK Should the city have provided an additional $20,000 in funding for a sports mural at the Civic Arena?

Could they not look into an LED lighting system? They are now cheap, plentiful and easy to maintain. Not to mention, they run on DC current and would be much less likely to shock guests should a power surge happen. Not to mention, they could also choose coloured LEDs for “mood lighting” and change it every so often. Darrin Konkin

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LAST WEEK, WE ASKED:

It would be so cool if they make a waterfall over the cave exit, and created a steam sauna in the corner under the hot pool before the cool pool. Gordie C. Howe

Do you feel the recent high profile criminal activity will have a longterm impact on Nelson’s reputation.

We love to go there about twice a year, so I hope it re-opens and stays open. It is a landmark that everyone enjoys going to! Monique Sherstobetoff

You responded:

I worked there many years ago, and the cave maintenance was for over three weeks, so am not surprised. Georgina Manson

YES: 27 % NO: 73 %

Slice of Life — Sam Van Schie

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here’s been something of a changing of the guard going on in the Nelson Star newsroom. Last fall our editor Bob Hall made the tough decision to trade in his journalism hat for communications work, after nearly two decades working at Nelson newspapers. He was replaced by longtime Abbotsford newsman Kevin Mills. More recently our reporter Kirsten Hildebrand, a well-connected socialite who’s raised three kids in Nelson, packed up her desk with plans to start her own home-based writing business. She was replaced this week by an ambitious new recruit named Tamara Hynd, who’s been working at our sister newspaper in Fernie for the past year. And now I’m on my way out also. Like Bob and Kirsten, I’m leaving the newspaper but not the community. I’ll be replaced by one of my old university classmates, Will Johnson, who is one of the finest and most prolific writers I know. He’ll be arriving next week from Victoria. The editorial department will be in good hands with these three, plus our popular part-time history writer Greg Nesteroff, a Kootenay native who says he has no intention of going anywhere. All the newcomers are sure to bring a fresh perspective to

the newspaper and I’m excited to see what they’ll do with it. Nelson is a wonderful town with a rich history and an endless supply of interesting stories for them to discover. I’ve been a reporter here for three years (first from 2009 to 2010, then again from 2012 to present) and I’ve learned a few things along the way. Here’s what I think the new crew should know about this place: 1. Many great things in Nelson exist because of the passion of a small group of people: Whether it’s the development of the lakeside dog trails in 2001 or the long anticipated completion of a skatepark in Rosemont last summer, many of the public amenities in this city are here because citizen groups came together to advocate for them. The same is true of the growing number of successful businesses in town run by cooperatives and non-profit societies, from the Kootenay Country Store to the Nelson Civic Theatre and Savoy Lanes. Nelson is a place where you can have a big idea and find the people who will join you in making it happen. 2. Nelsonites take care of their own: When a Nelson resident is struck by per-

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sonal tragedy the whole community comes together to help. This paper has printed countless stories about fundraising events to support individuals who have been in an accident or lost their house in a fire, or are facing massive medical bills because of a disability or illness. I’ve personally attended many of these events and seen the silent auction tables packed with items donated by local businesses and the huge number of people who turn out, including many who have never met the person the money will go to. This is such a caring community and I feel incredibly fortunate to live in a place where people take care of each other. 3. There’s no amount too big to fundraise: I first moved to Nelson the same week the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation kicked off its campaign to raise $1.5 million to buy a CT scanner — which lead to me taking a whole lot of cheque presentation photos that year! I was amazed when that fundraising thermometer finally reached the top. It’s not as though Nelson is a hub of for wealthy people with a lot of money to give away, but it’s a place where people are willing to share what they have. For all the groups trying to raise tens of thousands for various projects,

(L-R) Tamara Hynd, Greg Nesteroff

Reporters

Kevin Mills Editor

there always seem to be donors willing to chip in. Nelson is full of incredibly generous people. Some other things to know: Nobody’s going to look at you funny if you walk around town in your ski pants or mountain bike armour, so go ahead and hit the grocery store or grab a drink on your way home from your outdoor adventures. Try to spend your money in town rather than outside the community, because local businesses will use your money to support other Nelson groups and initiatives. Get used to Kootenay Time; everyone is perpetually late. Don’t call yourself a Nelsonite unless you’ve lived here 20 years. That’s all I have for advice, but before I wrap up this column I just want to thank everyone who’s appeared in one of the stories I’ve written or a photograph I’ve taken. I’ve really enjoyed documenting the goings on in this town, and it’s a happy side effect that I’ve had the chance to meet so many wonderful people in the process. Thank you, Nelson. I’ll see you around. — Sam Van Schie was a reporter at the Nelson Star. You can reach her by email at svanschie@gmail.com

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HUGS: To the man who called with my wife’s bike that he was mistakenly given at the dump. You showed that the heart of Nelson still beats strong. SLUGS: To all those with gasoline powered lawn mowers. I will install quiet exhaust on my motorcycle as soon as you get rid of your noisy mower. HUGS: To all the student teachers in the district who are working so hard to hone their skills and educate the kids of Nelson. It is an exhausting 11 weeks, but it is a noble path you are on. Students don’t often see it, but you are putting all your energy into this time and as a sponsor teacher we thank you! SLUGS: To the person who drove down Third Street, in Nelson on Sunday afternoon and killed the female duck, senselessly. The pair of them were living in our neighbourhood for the past three weeks, and children and adults alike enjoyed them. The drake is still grieving and so are we. SLUGS: To the canoe wrangler who took it for a joyride and did not return it. You should be deeply ashamed of your actions. I have many children who enjoy that canoe very much. You obviously

SLUGS: To those who see people in pain or crisis and choose to judge and criticize. HUGS: To those who know that we could all be just a moment away from pain ourselves and offer a word of support or a moment of comfort. SLUGS: To all of you who attach your signs (real estate, garage sale, upcoming events) on every pillar and post possible, then when your item has sold or the event is over, you conveniently forget to take down your signs. I really notice this in the rural areas. You should be ticketed for littering. SLUGS: To the man in the black leather jacket, black cap and jeans. During the last week of April, you were carrying bags from the Salvation Army Thrift Store. The store was closed at 7 p.m. yet you were going right inside, then back to your vehicle. What was it, an after hours sale? SLUGS: To all the overly negative people who feel the need to send in their slugs, complaining about every little thing that bothers them. You’ve made me so mad that now I’ve become one of you. Be warned people, negativity is catchy. — A formerly optimistic Nelsonite.

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NEW VOLUNTEER POSITION VACANCIES Advisory Planning Commission [APC] ~ Cultural Sector Representative The role of the Advisory Planning Commission is to advise Council on matters referred to the Commission which includes land use, project design and landscaping, community planning as well as bylaws and permits relevant to land use provisions of the Local Government Act. This Commission comprises 9 members with representatives from the economic, social, cultural and environmental sectors.. Accordingly the current vacancy is specific to cultural sector applicants ONLY. Nelson Housing Committee [NHC] This Committee advocates for the development of affordable housing units within the City. Its mandate is to identify housing needs and priorities; assist in finding collaborative and cost effective approaches; and provide networking opportunities for housing providers to share knowledge and identify opportunities for collaboration; cooperation and sharing of expertise. The City’s website contains further information on Council Committees, Commissions and Boards at www.nelson.ca If you are interested in applying, you are encouraged to: 1. Visit the City’s website and learn about the APC and NHC; 2. Download and complete the Community Service Application Form; 3. Write a letter outlining your experience, background and indicate your availability for day time meetings (usually during the noon hour.) 4. Submit your letter with the application form no later than Friday May 23, 2014 to: Joanne Caldecott City of Nelson Administration Department 2nd Floor, Suite 101 - 310 Ward Street, Nelson BC V1L 5S4 Email: volunteers@nelson.ca Fax: (250) 352-2131

Seen little progress with recycling I recently moved back to Nelson, having left here in 1989. It seems to me that there has been little progress made since that time in the area of recycling. I am surprised to find that Nelson, a city that prides itself on environmental health and wealth, does not have a commitment to developing an organized system for collecting or dropping off articles for recycling. We in British Columbia like to criticize Alberta for its disregard to the environment, but consider the system for recycling in Edmonton: 1. All containers used for drinking any liquid are refundable at bottle depots, and are all used for creating other usable plastic products. 2. There are several bins throughout the

city where one can bring other items for recycling: plastic containers, paper, cardboard, etc. 3. Several eco centres are scattered throughout the city where one can bring all other scrap materials: light bulbs, batteries, electronics, appliances, scrap metal and wood. Each bottle depot or eco center is clean and organized and employs several people who seem happy to provide a useful service. The website for the City of Edmonton clearly outlines where to take various used articles, including used furniture and clothing. It also provides information about who will pick up articles and at what cost. Vancouver has recently instigated a system for composting kitchen garbage as well

as curb pick-up for recyclables. What is Nelson doing about the environment? Perhaps most articles can be recycled in Nelson, but it requires driving around from place to place and painstakingly finding out where to take items. The bottle depot and recycling centre each employ only one worker and are not very organized or clean. If the City of Nelson wants to take a leadership role in regards to the environment, we need to examine what other cities are doing and take steps to improve the present system. Judy Smith Nelson

Fighting the full frontal attack We are facing a full frontal attack on our public domain, that which belongs to all of us, that which we are the stewards of. A partial list of that attack consists of the following: ❒ Grohman Narrows. They want to pull the plug on Kootenay Lake. No way! ❒ Huge farmland changes made to facilitate everything but farming. What do we want at the end of this story? ❒ Forest privatization, from quota based to land based. The people we elected to defend

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the public domain are giving it away. ❒ The grizzly bear and the wolverine harvest trophy hunting. We take that which is grand and glorious in the public domain, and turn it into a private personal possession. ❒ The “new” Columbia River Treaty is tentatively slated to be business as usual for the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Liberal government of BC. We should sign no new agreement and work toward the establishment of the Columbia

River International Freshwater Institute. Let us give water a voice and the river will tell us what its future should be. ❒ No environmental reviews on natural gas and ski hills. Too much already, said the First Nations, suck that back, and so they did. ❒ We are the people of the headwaters of the Columbia River. We live in the inland temperate rain forest, this is our home, and we must become the stewards of this wonderful land. ❒ Abandon, abolish, get rid

Last Saturday at our community yard sale, a woman came up to me to ask how much something was. I told her “a buck” at which point she handed me a dime, laughing, and said “I’m Jewing you down”. I was so stunned at her ignorance and could say nothing, therefore the comment went unchecked. I will forever regret not acknowledging what she said, and I wish I had told her to leave. So here I am. How did she not know that I, or my husband, or

of the entire timber management plan that now exists and start over. We will manage our forest locally, watershed by watershed. The inland temperate rain forest, bounded by gravity, ruled by reason. Watershed democracy. Bring democracy home so we can protect and enhance our public domain, our forest and our lives. May the Great Spirit of the Columbia River guide us on our journey. Dick Murphy Nelson

anyone in the vicinity, wasn’t Jewish? Thankfully, my neighbour, who in fact is Jewish, was not within earshot. I just want that woman, and anyone else who still subscribes to such blatant ignorance, to know that is totally unacceptable, inappropriate, and hurtful. Please be mindful of the words you speak.

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The Nelson and District Parks and Recreation open houses held in late April are being called a success by organizers. Approximately 180 people participated across the four events held in South Slocan, Balfour and Nelson. The event was an important part of an on-going conversation about the future of parks and recreation in Nelson and area. Now it’s the job of master plan consultant Gary Young to document all the feedback gathered. This latest round of community input will guide the final recommendations for the five-year parks and recreation master plan. Not only was feedback collected, but so were questions. One of the most popular queries was about the financing of the $4.5 million aquatic centre repair. Why borrow the funds over a steep five-year term instead of choosing a more manageable 10year term? “Although homeowners will pay an additional $27 annually [on a $400,000 home], it will actually cost much less in the long run,” explained Joe Chirico, general

manager of community services. “By choosing a shorter term, taxpayers pay $720,000 less overall for the pool repair. We want to be as fiscally responsible as we can.” Another question that surfaced was about the Community Recreation Campus — a progressive approach to developing the cityowned block which houses the aquatic centre, ice arenas, curling club and indoor soccer facility. The campus would be the community’s hub of indoor physical activity and have a campus-like feel. Visual exhibits depicting a wish list of ideas for the project were on display at the open house and sparked conversation. The public wanted to know if the campus plan was final? “The Rec Campus concept is a starting point for discussion,” said Chirico. “The commission is looking for input from residents on the best use of our indoor facilities and physical space around the NDCC. Continuing with the status quo is the easy choice but other uses may be better, especially when you consider that recreation use pat-

terns are changing.” Chirico adds, “Generally speaking, communities need to continue investing in recreational facilities to keep them vibrant.” Attendees were also curious about what kinds of public investment had been made recently in parks and trails. The long-awaited skateboard and bike skills park in Rosemont was opened in 2013. A total of $333,000 has been devoted to the expansion of popular Taghum Beach Park. The park expansion includes the purchase of 8.3 acres bordering the day-use area, more parking, better traffic flow, trail construction and a new viewpoint. The RDCK will also invest close to $40,000 in a management plan for the new Balfour Beach Park. The acquisition of this piece of land is in keeping with a policy developed a few years ago to keep pieces of foreshore for public use. Anyone who wants to let the RDCK know how they’d like to see public funds invested can submit comments on-line at rdck.ca /masterplan or in person at the NDCC until Friday, May 16.

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Community Events The 13th annual Nelson Garden Festival happens on Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 200 and 300 blocks of Baker Street in downtown Nelson. Sixty booths of veggies, flowers, perennials and annuals, shrubs and bulbs, and many items to spruce up your gardens, patios, walkways and decks from some of the region’s best gardeners and craftspeople. Rain or shine, it’s free!

Lions Club of Nelson will be holding a hot dog and bake sale in the Safeway parking lot on Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds will go to Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides.

The 17th annual Spring March at The Whole School (5614 Highway 6, Winlaw) goes Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be loads of garden plants, super fun Kid Zone, barbecue concession, local artisans and vendors, silent auction, penny raffles and more. Admission is $2 at the gate.

A weekly non-structured, free flow Djembe drum circle is held every Monday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Old Church on the corner of Kootenay and Victoria (602 Kootenay Street). Bring your own drum if you have one. A few drums may be available to borrow. All abilities welcome!

Nelson’s fourth and final Death Cafe goes Tuesday, May 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Vienna Cafe. Dr. Trevor Janz will be the main speaker for the first hour. Very limited space, MUST register at: sunvann@yahoo.ca. Donation of $5 requested at the door.

Julie Leffelar from Alzheimer BC will speak on the topic of “Dealing with Loss and Grief during Dementia” for the Community First Health Co-op Education series on Wednesday, May 14 from noon to 1 p.m. with time for questions after. All are welcome at this free session in the Resource Room at 518 Lake Street. Bring your lunch and learn.

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. On Thursday, May 15, as part of the Nelson Public Library Winlaw outreach program, the library and the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy are hosting a film presentation by valley resident Eloise Charest. All are welcome at this free event, which will take place at Winlaw school library from 3 to 5 p.m. Nelson LVR 2014 grad parents invite you to celebrate at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill Burger and Beer Night on Thursday, May 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15, available in advance at Kootenay Glass and Mirror or Mode’s Brake and Muffler. Tickets are also available at the door. Kaslo May Days are coming up on May 17-19. Join the Logger Sports, May Day parade, Show ‘n’ Shine, Garden Fest, music in the parks, and horse demonstrations. See kaslomaydays.com for more info. La Leche League Nelson provides breastfeeding information and support to moms and soon-tobe-moms. They meet at 1 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at The Family Place, 312 Silica St. Their next meeting is on May 19. Call 250-352-3583 for more info. Winlaw elementary school hosts its annual Spring Fling fundraiser on Saturday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include a barbecue and bake sale, kids games, face painting, an auction, raffles, and a plant and craft sale. Proceeds support special programs and services at the school. Get your car washed with the Road Kings. L.V. Rogers grad fundraising car wash, barbecue and collector car event on Saturday, May 24 at Kootenay Glass and Mirror on Lakeside Drive. Wash your car, buy a burger and check out the classic cars on display.

Interested in supporting Nelson’s downtown vitality? Join the Nelson Business Association every ThursPlay It Again yardsale fundraiser day at 8 a.m. at the Kootenay Co-op on Saturday, May 24, from 11 a.m. meeting room above Hipperson’s to 4 p.m. They are clearing out their MP_adO3_Layout 1 13-10-04 AM Page 1 Hardware. basement so it 6:20 is mainly children’s clothing and maternity wear. There Nelson and District Youth Centre will also be kids shoes, toys, books, ... Follow us on Instagram at: nelsonstarphotos

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baby equipment and more. All proceeds will be donated to the Kootenay Kids Society who provide a vast array of services that benefit local parents and children. Come early for the best deals. Olympian Clara Hughes will ride into Nelson on Saturday, May 24 as part of her cross-country bicycle trip to raise awareness and action for mental health. The will be a parade down Baker Street to welcome her, and she will be speaking at an event that evening at Prestige Lakeside Resort. Tickets to see her speak are $25 at Sacred Ride and Gerick Cycle and Ski, and proceeds will go to the newly created Osprey Foundation Fund for Mental Wellness. Scotiabank MS Walk in Nelson goes Sunday, May 25 at Lakeside Park.  This beautiful walk leaves from the Rotary Shelter at 1 p.m. and takes you along the lakefront for either three kilometres or five kilometres. For more information email Janice Cooper at janice.cooper@mssociety.ca or call 1-866-352-3997. The official opening of the Nelson Skatepark will be held on Saturday, May 31 from noon to 2 p.m. at Art Gibbon Memorial Park in Rosemont. The Royal Canadian Legion (Nelson Branch #51) is a non-profit organization aiding veterans and providing charitable funding to local non-profit groups and high schools. Membership is available to the public. Members and their guests enjoy billiards, snooker, shuffleboard, bigscreen television for sports, barbecues, monthly jam sessions, beverage room, darts (Wednesdays), meat draws and karaoke (Saturdays) and cribbage (Sundays). Info: rclbr51@ telus.net or 250-352-7727. Alcoholics Anonymous holds 14 one-hour meetings weekly in Nelson, at 717A Vernon Street (in the Cellar downstairs), including early morning, noon hour, and evening meetings on specific days. For a schedule please call 250-352-3391 or pick up a complete meeting list at the Cellar. 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

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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’ onestop centre for free information on community and services. It also offers affordable help with household tasks. The office is open Monday to Thursday from 10 to 2 p.m. at 719 Vernon Street. Available on Tuesdays from 10 to noon are seniors’ counselling and free income tax service. On Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. learn about elder abuse prevention. Call 250-352-6008. Balfour Hall Community and Area $ellwhatyouwanta $ale on Saturday, June 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For table rentals call Jackie Nedelec at 250-229-5265. Workshops Circle of Habondia volunteers will be offering free, weekly financial literacy classes for low income people on Fridays in May at the W. E. Graham community services centre in Slocan (1001 Harold Street). Ellison’s hosts free workshops every Saturday. Its May 10 workshop will be held at the Ellison’s booth at Garden Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Garden experts will be there ready to answer all your garden questions. Arthritis and Chronic Pain Management Workshop for all ages will be offered on Friday, May 9 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Kootenay Lake Regional Hospital boardroom, (3 View Street in Nelson). Learn about different types of arthritis and effective approaches for managing your arthritis and chronic pain. Phone 1-866-414-7766 to register Learn Taoist Tai Chi in five weeks starting May 16 at 8:30 a.m. (Open House with no obligation) and continuing until June 20. Classes are Mondays 8:30 to 10 a.m. and Fridays 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Seniors’ Association (717 Vernon Street). Open to all ages and abilities. The gentle stretching and turning in each move contribute to better balance and increased flexibility. For more info contact nelson.bc@taoist.org, 250509-2499 or visit taoist.org. 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. Announcement Rotary Daybreak Club is calling for nominations for Community Service Award. The Daybreak Club wishes to honour young adults, ages 25 to 40, who are showing leadership and participation in making Nelson and area a better community. Please send your nomination by May 22, containing full contact information for the nominee and description of community service, to: Rotary Club of Nelson Daybreak at mdmiller@ uniserve.com. Nelson and District Women’s Centre is looking for submissions to its new zine for a May 21 deadline. What is a zine? A self-published, original magazine containing your ideas, issues and explorations through writing, art, cartoon, poetry, interviews and prose. The theme for this issue is “what does feminism mean to you?” Youth submissions are also welcome. For more information please email nelsonwomenszine@ gmail.com, or call 250-352-9916. Help volunteer walk coordinator and ALS patient Gord Shannon reach his goal of $35,000 on June 1 at Lakeside Rotary Park at the 2014 West Kootenay Walk for ALS. Registration begins at 11:30 am and the Walk starts at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to participate in this inspiring event; there is no fee to attend. Voting is now open for One Book, One Kootenay. Nominated books include South of Elfrida by Kaslo’s Holley Rubinsky; Africa’s Unfinished Symphony by Fauquier resident Lucia Mann; and from Sparwood, Bobby Hutchinson, author of Blue Collar B&B. Author information can be found at obok. ca. Look for the ballot box located across from the Nelson Library circulation desk until August 9. Cast your vote and be entered to win a copy of the selected title. The 2014 One Book, One Kootenay selection will be announced on September 8. To include your event in the online calendar visit nelsonstar.com. Or email reporter3@nelsonstar.com to add your event to the community calendar.

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The Dance Umbrella’s 17th annual spring showcase goes at the Capitol Theatre tonight at 7 p.m. and tomorrow at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. All seats are $11, available at the Capitol Theatre box office, online at capitoltheatre.bc.ca or by phone, 250-352-6363. Contemporary Theatre Dance presents Detour by Ichigo-Ichich at the Capitol Theatre on Friday, May 16 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 17 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. featuring local dancers Lisa Hanning, Hiromoto Ida and Michael Sheely. Tickets are $25 for adults or $19 for students and seniors, available at the Capitol Theatre box office, online at capitoltheatre.bc.ca or by phone, 250-352-6363. L.V. Rogers dance department presents Movements at the Capitol Theatre on Friday, May 30 at 12:45 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $11 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, and free for children ages six and under. Get your tickets at the Capitol Theatre box office, online at capitoltheatre.bc.ca or phone 250-352-6363.

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A murder mystery party will be held at Touchstones Nelson tomorrow. Nelson History Theatre has brought together a cast of local actors under the direction of Geoff Burns to play out the scene, and attendees will be called upon to help solve the crime. Everyone is encouraged to dress up in 1960s or ‘70s fashion. Tickets are $50, available at Touchstones (502 Vernon Street). Proceeds will support public programs at the gallery.

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The Langham Gallery in Kaslo presents: Csetkwe Megan Fortier’s Lut aks ilxut - Don’t Go Hungry and Nico Meijer Drees’ Playtime in the Community Gallery. Both shows run from May 16 to June 29. An opening reception will be held May 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. Blue Night returns on Friday, May 16 with more than 15 shops and galleries in downtown Nelson holding opening receptions for new art exhibits throughout the day and into the evening.

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The fourth annual Oxygen Art Market will take place on May 23, 24 and 25. Hours are: Friday from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 40 established and emerging Kootenay artists submit their work for sale over this weekend long event, which is a major fundraiser for Oxygen Art Centre. Oxygen is located at 320 Vernon Street (alley entrance). Details at oxygenartcentre.org. Seasons, an exhibit of paintings by Marilyn McCombe, is at the Dancing Bear Inn (171 Baker Street) through to the end of May.

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This weekend at the Nelson Civic Theatre (May 9 to 13) the early movie is Disney’s new family movie Bears, showing Friday, Saturday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Bears is a documentary that follows an Alaskan bear family as its young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. The late movie is the adult oriented Trailer Park Boys: Don’t Legalize It, in which the Sunnyvale boys try to stop the government’s plan to legalize marijuana to save Ricky’s dope business, showing Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. On cheap Tuesday the 9 p.m. movie is The Grand Budapest Hotel, about the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The Nelson Civic Theatre’s next Member Movie Monday is this Monday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. and will feature a screening of the 1996 film Bottle Rocket about a trio of friends and their elaborate plan to pull off a simple robbery and go on the run.

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The 2014 Kootenay Music Awards will be handed out on Friday, May 9 at Spiritbar. The MC for the evening is Nelson funnywoman Lisel Forst and there will be short performances by Vs. with Lyndi Lush, Savage Blade (acoustic set) and Clinton Swanson and Friends, as well as a Shambhala Music Festival showcase with BRYX, and a very special Alumni Superjam featuring some of Kootenay Music Award winners and nominees from previous years! After the awards, Adham Shaikh will have a full 90 minute set. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. sharp. Tickets are $10 at the door for Kootenay Co-op Radio members, or $15 for non-members. Proceeds of from the evening go to Kootenay Co-op Radio. Come celebrate Finley’s Irish Pub’s 11th anniversary tonight. There will be samples of appies, beer and wine — plus, no cover before midnight! Great music throughout the night, including Roxy featuring vocalist Sydney Galbraith Black from 6 to 9 p.m., and then Deejay Terrantino from 9 p.m. to close.

Regina roots/folk duo Brass Buttons will perform on May 10 at John Ward Fine Coffee at 1 p.m. and Sleep is for Sissies in Winlaw at 6:30 p.m. Both shows are by donation. Harpist Dawna McLennan and cellist Jessica Doerner will perform a concert together at Nelson Waldorf School’s Eurythmy Hall tomorrow from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 and children are free. Vancouver EDM duo The Funk Hunters (with Smoothie on sax) return to Spiritbar tomorrow. There will be an opening set by local party rocker Ben Fox. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $20, available in advance at the Hume Hotel front desk. Musical comedian Shirley Gnome will perform at The Special on May 10 and is headlining the Dirty Mother’s Day Variety Show at the Ymir Schoolhouse on May 11 at 8 p.m.

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Nelson Choral Society and the L.V. Rogers Jazz Band, along with Cottonwood Singers, join forces for a Mother’s Day concert. The band, under director Tim Bullen, performs repertoire they’ve been preparing for the upcoming MusicFest national competition in Vancouver. The choir, directed by Kathleen Neudorf, sings sacred jazz selections featuring “A Little Jazz Mass” with Doug Stephenson on bass, Steven Parish on drums and Christoph Martens on piano. One concert only: Sunday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $15, children 12 and under free, available at the Capitol Theatre box office, online at capitoltheatre.bc.ca or by phone, 250-352-6363. Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans play the Capitol Theatre in Nelson on Tuesday, May 13. Harlan Pepper will open the show. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $37 at the Capitol Theatre box office, online at capitoltheatre.bc.ca or by phone, 250-352-6363.

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Canadian dark rockers Big John Bates return to Spiritbar on Friday, May 16 with locals Mrs. Strange and The Other Wayne King opening the show. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10, available at the Hume Hotel or ticketweb.ca. Mat The Alien and Yan Zombie will be spinning at Spiritbar on Saturday, May 17. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $20, available at the Hume Hotel or ticketweb.ca. British electronic music maker Bonobo will have a DJ Set at Spiritbar on Thursday, May 22 with an opening set by Mooves. Tickets are sold out. Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra and Fish & Bird shared a stage at Spiritbar on Friday, May 23. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the Hume Hotel or ticketweb.ca. La Cafamore returns to Nelson United Church on Sunday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m. to perform string trios of Beethoven, Kodaly and Dvorak. Carolyn Cameron (violin), Angela Snyder (violin) and Alexis More (viola) bring to life works inspired by German, Bohemian and Hungarian folk tunes. Admission is $15 for adults or $12 for students and seniors.

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The Intergeneration Vibration Dance Party goes Saturday, May 25 at Vallican Whole Community Centre on Saturday, May 24 and will feature music by Lady Humble and The Divines; and DJs Lady V, Mama Sa and Intersect. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 to $20, sliding scale. Children ages 12 and younger are free. Corazon youth choir’s year end performances are Saturday, May 31 at 2 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Tuesday, June 3 at 7 p.m. Lalin Vocal Ensemble, a group made up of Corazon alumni, will also be part of the Tuesday evening show. All performances are at the Nelson United Church. Tickets on the main floor are $18 for adults or $12 for students and seniors. All balcony seating is $12. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Capitol Theatre box office, online at capitoltheatre. bc.ca or by phone 250-352-6363.


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Actor-turned-dancer Hiromoto Ida has directed and choreographed Detour, a contemporary dance theatre presented by Ichigo-Ichieh. Ida is fascinated with the basic movement of everyday life and the undercurrents below the surface. A man or woman standing at a kitchen sink with their back to the room; the story in the shoulders. When Ida left his native Japan, his mother walked to the washing machine with her back to the family and stood with her chin down to hide her sadness. Once in Canada, Ida’s love/hate relationship with chainsaws began. Standing alone in the forest trying to start the chainsaw, pulling the cord over and over, to no avail. Sitting down in the solitude defeated, head down with the sense of failure and frustration as a man. Ida finds irony in the contrast to the seemly sleek and cool look of today’s technology like a Smart phone to the noisy, clunky, gas smelling chainsaw. A third image came to Ida when his children began to leave home. The emptiness of the home sunk in as the day wore on. The dining room table which once held the warmth and happiness of the Dancers Hiromoto Ida (front), Michael Shelly, and Lisa family was empty and he noticed one table leg was Hanning during rehearsal for Detour at the Moving Centre. Continued on Page 13 Sam Van Schie photo

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Evening of jazz The Nelson Choral Society, Cottonwood Singers and the L.V. Rogers senior jazz band take to the Capitol Theatre stage on Mother’s Day, May 11, for an evening of jazz. Jazz rhythms are the forte of the 26-member jazz band, of course. The band will showcase pieces it has been preparing for the prestigious Musicfest Canada competition in Vancouver to which it has been invited later this month. If you’ve never heard this accomplished ensemble, conducted by Tim Bullen, this is a great opportunity. For the 50-member Nelson Choral Society, which usually performs classical repertoire, performing sacred jazz is a bit of a twist. The choir’s feature selection is A Little Jazz Mass by British composer Bob Chilcott. Choral Society music director Kathleen Neudorf discovered the gorgeous, soulful music last summer. “Sacred choral music most often conjures up the masses and requiems of Bach, Handel, Haydn and Mozart,” she explained. “But

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Musicians Christoph Martens, Doug Stevenson and Doug Parish rehearse with the Nelson Choral Society for this Sunday’s concert. Submitted photo Chilcott uses the jazz idiom to reinterpret the Catholic mass text in a contemporary context. “What choral lovers expect is thrown on its ear and we have a completely new way of hearing the text through this music.” The five movements of A Little Jazz Mass embrace a variety of jazz styles. The Kyrie has real groove, the Gloria swings, the Sanctus sits right back, the Benedictus hums along, and the Agnus Dei draws

inspiration from the Blues. It will be accompanied by a jazz trio, with Doug Stephenson on bass, Steven Parish on drums and Christoph Martens on piano. The evening also includes sacred jazz selections by Cottonwood Singers. The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $15, with children 12 and under admitted free. Bring your mother, and enjoy! (Bring your father, too!)

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Dancers convey story with movement Continued from Page 12 shorter, causing it to tilt to one side, draining all the sorrow off the corner. These are the images that mulled in Ida’s creative mind that led to the plot of Detour. A man and woman from the Walkman era struggle to feel relevant, confident and fluid in the high tech world. Set to music composed and arranged by John

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May 9th - Kootenay Music Awards May 10th - The Funk Hunters 4 Turntable A/V Show with Live Sax & Ben Fox

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It takes two to Tango An ever-growing number of people in the community have taken the opportunity to embrace tango. This dance encompasses an elegant and powerful language that can express many opportunities — connection, romance, respect, curiosity, playfulness, as well as joy. “The tango dancer experiences one of the most sensual of all partner dances because of the intuitive contact and also because of its intimate improvisation,” said Richard Council. “In order to dance well, we develop a physical sense of our own body and that of our partner. We learn to trust our senses of touch and hearing intuitively, without

intellectual analysis, and this brings us into the world of sensual experience on which our creative self depends. Although it takes two to tango, we are ultimately endeavoring to become one mind, and one body moving gracefully through space.” Council is an Argentine Tango dancer. He is also an exceptional instructor with more than a decade of experience and has been featured in shows, stage performances and even starred in the film production The Heart of Tango. He announced his exclusive Tango training event scheduled in Nelson, which takes place May 16 to 18. The event will consist of six advancing

lessons. A potluck dinner and Practica will conclude the first day of lessons. On the second day, at the close of the two scheduled lessons, there will be a Milonga — a social dance where the tango students will demonstrate their acquired skills in a relaxed and social environment. Finally, on the third day there are three scheduled classes. This event is recommended for beginner and intermediate dancers. For more information on the upcoming Argentine tango event, visit goo.gl/i8LbEB, or contact Maria Schuh at 250-354-8085, or email mistisosplace@gmail.com

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Unfortunatley, this tradition slowly died out over time and actually disappeared for a few centuries until an elementary school teacher in the United States revived public interest in this day. The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. She then began a campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the United States. After several years of government lobbying, Mother’s Day was declared a national holiday in 1914. Today the festival of Mothers day is celebrated across 46 countries (though on different dates) and is a hugely popular affair. Millions of people across the globe take the day as an opportunity to honor their mothers, thank them for their efforts in giving them life, raising them and being their constant support and well wisher.


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or karaoke or pool tables â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the things you usually find at a bar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; until we have the proper license,â&#x20AC;? Arsenault said. He also canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t refer to the business as a pub and had to remove an old florescent sign from the building that said â&#x20AC;&#x153;Royal Blues Pub.â&#x20AC;? While heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working through the process of getting a different license, The Royal will function as a restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily from 9 a.m. to midnight. During the day, the stage will be set up temporarily as a kids zone with toys for little ones to enjoy while their parents are eating. The toys will go away for a few evenings per week when there will be live entertainment on the stage, including performances by local bands, open mic nights and dinner theatre. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so much creativity in this town that I want to showcase that here,â&#x20AC;? Arsenault said, noting he also wants to host rotating exhibits of local artwork on the wall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s endless opportunity for what the place could be used for and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m definitely open to new ideas,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want it to be somewhere everyone in the community can enjoy.â&#x20AC;? Arsenault has yet to select an official opening date for The Royal. For updates, see facebook.com/theroyalonbaker.

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Lemon Mustard Pork Tenderloin with Blueberry Chutney Blueberry chutney 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries ½ cup onion, finely chopped 2 tsp fresh ginger root, grated 1 tbsp garlic, minced ¼ cup apple cider vinegar ¼ cup brown sugar, packed

Method To make chutney: In medium saucepan, combine all ingredients and bring to a low boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and cook, stirring until the onion is tender and chutney thickens, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Set aside. (Makes about 1½ cups.)

Pork tenderloin ¼ cup Dijon mustard 1 tsp mustard seed 1 tbsp finely grated lemon zest 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp liquid honey 2 tsp grated fresh ginger root ½ tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp salt 2 pork tenderloins (approx. 2.5 lbs/1.5 kg total weight)

To prepare pork: In small bowl, combine all ingredients except pork. Mix well to make a smooth, moist paste. Reserve 3 tbsp for basting the pork while grilling. Coat the tenderloins with the paste. Set pork on a plate and refrigerate for at least one hour. Preheat grill to medium-high. Cook the pork for about 20 minutes or until cooked through, basting with the reserved marinade during the last five minutes of grilling. Slice the meat, transfer to a platter and serve with chutney on the side. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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The 13th annual Nelson Garden Festival is set to run tomorrow.

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Garden festival keeps growing Who would have thought that three avid gardeners would start one of the most successful festivals in Nelson? But that’s exactly what happened when Glyn Violini, Lorelie Roll and businesswoman Catherine Cardinal set their plants out on a few tables on Hall Street in 2002 and invited other growers to join in. This colourful and lively event draws hundreds of gardeners, from all walks of life, for a five hour shopping spree, rain or shine. The 13th annual Nelson Garden Festival is set to run on Saturday. The West Kootenay EcoSociety has taken the Garden Festival under its wings, and markets director Jesse R. Woodward is excited to

take on the challenge. “When the Garden Festival organizers came to me and asked if I would take on the management of this market I felt like it was a perfect fit due to all of the other market organization that I already do.” More than 50 vendors and community groups will be on hand with perennials, annuals, vegetable starts, trees, furniture, flowers — just about everything a gardener needs to get started or add to an already great endeavor. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The streets will be closed on the 200 block of Baker and Kootenay Streets, in front of the Bank of Montreal, from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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New BMX season has begun Staff Writer Nelson Star

The track crew at West Kootenay BMX was busy working its magic on the dirt last week in anticipation of the 2014 season which opened on May 3. Last year was the first full season of operation with a local race every week from May to September. The first Provincial Cup Race, which all tracks host, was held last July and was attended by riders from the Okanagan tracks as well as Squamish and Grand Forks. BMX encompasses skills which branch out into many forms of riding. This is a great environment to learn the building block skills of pumping and jumping, to name a few. These skills and others such as gate starts, turn strategies and pack skills will now have their secrets revealed in weekly clinics with a certified BMX coach. The terrain of a BMX

Dylan Henderson, a 39-year-old member of West Kootenay BMX, gets some serious air time.

track has something for everyone. It is a very progressive learning environment

with obstacles that can be rolled by beginners and jumped by experts.

Weekly local races are all about fun and learning and there’s plenty of time

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to practice and just cruise the track. The sport is for boys and

girls of all ages — including 2-5 year olds on balance bikes — to 61 years and older. Then there are the cruisers — this is where moms and dads battle it out on the 24-inch wheeled bikes, and yes, 26-inch wheeled dirt jumpers are allowed. The organization has about 50 members with riders coming from Nelson, Rossland, Slocan Valley, Trail, Salmo and Ymir. Registration is always available at the track at $60 for a calendar year. There is also a $5 drop-in free for any race, practice or clinic. The track operates Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May, June and September, and Monday nights from 6:30 p.m. to dusk in July and August. West Kootenay BMX is located at 434 Ski Hill Road in Salmo. For more info contact track operator Lyndon Schiewe at 250-357-2874 or visit BMXCanada.org/ tracks/1810.

Every Rhythm Ropers team qualified for Abbotsford event

Local skippers heading to Nationals At the end of April, Nelson’s Rhythm Ropers hosted the Provincial Championships for jump rope at L.V. Rogers secondary. The club had all its teams qualify for the Nationals to be held in Abbotsford, May 16 to 19. The following are the ages and jumpers who qualified to jump in the eight team events. q The eight and nine year old team of Jessica Fitchett, Conor Jackson, Tanner Jackson and Sarah Robertson placed first overall and set three national records; q The 10 and 11 mixed team of Nadine Lehr, Skyla Short, Sophia Peloso, Aaron Spurge and Angelia Thomson placed first overall; q The 10 and 11 girls team of Kaitlyn Fitchett, Willa Morrison, Maya Pierson. Lauren Robertson and Amy Schellenberg placed second overall; q The 12 to 14 girls team of Abby Jackson, Lauren Hartridge, Alicia MontAll of Nelson’s Rhythm Ropers teams have qualified for the National pellier, Ella Peloso and Emily SchellenPearl Mills photo berg placed fifth overall; event in Abbotsford.

q The 15 to 17 mixed team of Joscelyn Koehle, Aimee Montpellier, Michelle Oudemans, Bradley Spurge and Kalina Spurge placed first overall; q The 18 and over combo team of Abbotsford and Nelson with Tessa Exley, Lillea Goian, Shannon Osak, and Faith Stewart had first place finishes as well. Individual qualifiers: In the master events several of the Rhythm Ropers also qualified to compete in the four individual events at Nationals. So congratulations to the following jumpers for making their way through to Nationals. Jessica Fitchett, Conor Jackson Tanner Jackson, Sophia Peloso, Sarah Robertson, Angelia Thomson, Aaron Spurge, Willa Morrison, Maya Pierson, Lauren Robertson, Abby Jackson, Joscelyn Koehle, Kalina Spurge, Bradley Spurge, Emily Musa, Tessa Exley and Shannon Osak. The local club also had some jump-

ers in the 12-14 category who had great moments. There were 39 competitors in this category. Highlight performances included Michelle Oudemans, who placed second out of 39 jumpers in 12-14 freestyle, Emily Schellenberg placed fifth out of 39 jumpers in freestyle and Kalina Spurge placed first in 30-second speed and second in three-minute speed out of 39 skippers and Abby Jackson who was fourth in consecutive power. Even more impressive was that Abby and Emily are at the younger end of this age category. During the synchronized large group routines the Rhythm Ropers also had positive results. q Novice large group of eight and nine year olds placed first; q Junior large group of 11 and unders placed second; q Senior large group of 11 to 18 year olds placed second. Many of the Rhythm Ropers jumped personal bests and hope to better those scores at Nationals.


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Last year’s Nelson Figure Skating Club season-ending show featured performances from both young and more experienced skaters. This years show, called Express to the Stars, will also feature a wide variety of performers. The show takes place May 10 at 2 p.m. at the NDCC. File photo

Nelson Figure Skating Club presents Express to the Stars

Musical journey on ice The Nelson Figure Skating Club is presenting a musical journey on ice as the show Express to the Stars takes place on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Nelson and District Community Complex arena. All aboard for a show inspired by the golden age of train travel

and a love of exotic destinations. Express to the Stars is a performance on ice all about going places. This season-ending gala includes music from movies such as Madagascar, The Polar Express and more. With performances from skaters as young as five

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right up to senior Star Skate levels. Express To The Stars is the Nelson Figure Skating Club’s showcase event of the season. As always, the show includes great guest performers. Tickets are $5 for adults, and $3 for children and seniors.

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The Priority Concrete Pumping soccer team, the Goal Diggers, went winless all of last season. However with a new year comes new possibilities. The squad delighted their fans and themselves, by winning their first game of the new season.

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nly recently introduced to our area, the colourful and exotic looking Japanese barberries are among the few plants suited to dry, shady areas of the garden. Most cultivars are compact and self contained, with spinney stems that are both deer resistant and which can form a formidable barrier to other unwanted trespassers! As a group they are able to grow in both dry and moist conditions, but being very drought tolerant they make an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture- conserving landscape. The variety ‘Rose Glow’ – when allowed to grow into its natural shape has beautiful arching branches. The deep rose-red foliage is mottled with white and green in the

spring, and forms bright red berries in the fall and winter. Other red leaved varieties include “Cherry Bomb’, ‘Ruby Carousel’ and ‘Royal Burgundy’. If you prefer there is a nice yellow leaved variety that is very dwarf – “Sunsation’ is one of my favorites and is doing great in a small ceramic pot by the front door. The Nelson Fire Dept. is encouraging homeowners to plant ‘Fire Smart’, so if you are looking for foundation plants that are suitable for ‘Firescaping’ look no further than these unique shrubs. Case Grypma from Georama Growers

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

Sunday Service in Balfour

9:30 am at the Anglican Church on Busk Rd. For information 250-229-5237 A Friendly Bible Centre Church Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am The Nelson and District Credit Union held its annual File photo general meeting at the end of April.

Edwards named board chair

Year of growth for credit union

During the 63rd annual general meeting held in Nelson on April 29, Nelson and District Credit Union released financial results for 2013 and introduced newly elected and acclaimed Board members. The next day, the directors re-elected John Edwards as the board chair. The year’s high points were solid financial growth, the community investment program, which saw close to $110,000 distributed to over 140 local individuals and organizations, the credit union’s successful relaunch of nelsoncu.com and the amicable completion of union negotiations with a signed a new three-year contract. You can review this year’s corporate reports online at nelsoncu.com/corporatereports. “In the past year, the biggest financial challenge continued to be the low interest rate environment”, says Doug Stoddart, credit union CEO. “Despite the ongoing challenges in the economy, 2013 was a growth year for your credit union with many highlights.” Some highlights: • Assets increased by 5 per cent to $182.5 million. • Members’ deposits increased by 5 per cent to $166.9 million. • Operating expenses were well controlled during the year and dropped by 2.7 per cent. • Net income for 2013 was $225,284 versus 2012 net income of $13,712. • Subsidiaries Kootenay Insurance Services Ltd. and NDCU MoneyWorks, performed well. At the AGM, newly elected director John Kortram was introduced while director Lorne Westnedge was elected by acclamation. Kortram will serve as director, Nelson representative area while Westnedge will serve as director at large, each for three-year terms. The director, Rossland representative area position received no nominations and will remain vacant. The board would like to acknowledge outgoing directors Regina Day (Nelson) for three years of committed service and Gordon Player (Rossland) for a dedicated 36 years of service. The board re-elected long-standing East Shore representative area director John Edwards to the position of chair. Edwards is an East Shore resident and has 17 years experience on the Board with two years as chair. For more see nelsoncu.com.

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

Fourth Sunday of Easter Christian Family Sunday All are Welcome Robin Murray Presiding Spring Coffee Party, Plant and Bake Sale Saturday, May 10, 10:00 am

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CATHEDRAL OF MARY IMMACULATE 813 Ward Street 352-7131 Sunday Mass Times: • Saturday 7:00pm • Sunday 8:30 am and 10:30 am Parish office open Tuesday – Friday 9:00 am - noon rccathedral@shaw.ca • www.catholiccathedralnelson.ca

Being a part of change Pastor Ken Keber - Bethel Christian Centre, Nelson BC

In his book ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,’ Stephen Covey tells of spending an evening with his two sons. They did a variety of things, ending with a movie. Four-yearold Sean fell asleep during the movie, and when it was over Covey picked him up in his arms, carried him to the car, and laid him in the back seat. It was very cold that evening, so he took off his coat and gently arranged it around the boy. Later that evening it came time to “tuck in” six-year-old Stephen. Covey tried to talk to him about the evening, to find out what he had liked the most, but there was little response. Suddenly Stephen turned over on his side, facing the wall, and started to cry. “What’s wrong, honey? What is it?” asked Covey The boy turned back, chin quivering, eyes wet. “Daddy,” he asked, “if I were cold, would you put your coat around me, too?” Covey wrote, “Of all the events of that special night out together, the most important was a little act of kindness – a momentary, unconscious showing of love to his little brother.” As I drove to work today, I listened to the news on the radio. It seems that all we hear about is of conflicts, selfishness, hatred, and greed. My hope is that you and I might be the beginning of a change in our world. Might I suggest that each of us determine to perform at least one act of kindness each day? God says in the Bible that without love we are nothing. Jesus encouraged His followers to love each other Nelson Seventh-Day like they loved Adventist Church themselves. If Rides Sabbath (Saturday) Services offered! humanity would Please 9:15 am Prayer, Praise & Sharing truly put this into join Wed 7pm End of 10 am Bible study/discussion us at the World Soon? practice, the news 1502 11 am Worship Service Granite broadcasts that 12:30 pm Vegetarian Fellowship Luncheon Road we hear every day “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heauy laden, and I vill giue you rest” Matthew 11:28 would change www.nelsonadventist.ca Pastor Leo 250-687-1777 dramatically. _____________________ _______________ ______________ ______________ _______________ ______________ _______________ ______________ _______________ ______________ ______________ _______________ ______________ _______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ _____________________ _______________ ______________ ______________ _______________ ______________ _______________ ______________ _______

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Sunday Worship Service at 11:00 am

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Remembering Joseph Pujol Aug 5th, 1947-May 9th, 2012 Always with love Judi & families

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13th Annual Nelson Garden Festival-If you are looking for garden or garden-related products then do not miss this market! Taking place on Saturday May 10 on the 200 block of Baker St. in Nelson from 10 am to 3 pm. For more information contact West Kootenay EcoSociety at 250-354-1909 or markets@ecosociety.ca

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

InLoving LovingMemory Memory In Gwen (Mom) of Mom

Sons Gala Reception Dinner and Dance, May 31, 2014 We need to know how many are coming and hurry up and get your tickets. End of Sale is 2 weeks hence.

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Your unconditional love and kindness encouraged so many of us to become like minded people. Even through the turbulent teens you were always there with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come in dear, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d better have a cup of tea.â&#x20AC;? The wood cookstove warming our bodies and your company our hearts. Fondly remembered and dearly missed.

APPLICATIONS INVITED: Nelson United Church Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Scholarship and the Brett Music Scholarship. Deadline 5:00 pm May 31st. For further info or an application, contact: Nelson United Church office 250 352-2822 or www.nelsonunitedchurch.ca

Cards of Thanks

Cards of Thanks

Cards of Thanks

Card of Thanks The Knights of Columbus Citizen of the Year Committee would like to THANK the judges for selecting Peter Defeo also his nominator and all citizensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; groups who sent in other nominations.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR Knights of Columbus volunteers: for the physical arrangements and decorator group; Fourth Degree Honour Guards and Piper David Sutherland, the Italian Ladies Club for their catering and

TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS: â&#x20AC;˘ Chairman of the Judges Harry Sommerville and his panel â&#x20AC;˘ The Bridge Radio, E-Z Rock Radio, & Shaw Cable Channel 10 for providing public service announcements â&#x20AC;˘ Nelson Star, Nelson Daily Pictorial and written coverage

â&#x20AC;˘ Baker Street Menswear in charge of nomination forms and a ticket outlet for the celebration â&#x20AC;˘ Nelson Chamber of Commerce, Nelson City Hall - other areas for the nomination forms â&#x20AC;˘ Georama Growers & Flowers Ltd. â&#x20AC;˘ City of Nelson, Member of Parliament, MLA, & Nelson Knights of Columbus Council - for their official presentations

Thank you everyone who attended the Awards Banquet to help Peter Defeoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s celebration.

Johanne Isabelle Elder

New Baby?

It is with great sadness that the family of Johanne Elder announces her passing after a 5 year battle with cancer.

Have you had a new baby? Then let us know as we

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have a special gift basket for your new arrival.

Call us at 250-551-7971

Johanne will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her spouse of 59 years, Richard, and her children David (Janice), Stephen (Lynette) and Wendy. She will also be missed by her seven grandchildren; Richard, Shawn, Sarah, Nadine, Shelby, Candice and Rachel. She was a patient and loving mother and grandmother, always listening with interest and understanding to her family. Johanne was a gentle person who enjoyed the simple things in life. She was an avid gardner and her flowers bloomed beautifully in her many gardens. A private memorial will be held by the family and any donations cam be in her memory to the Nelson Hospital.

In Memory Of

Elizabeth Ann Kooznetsoff With sad hearts we announce the passing of Elizabeth Ann Kooznetsoff on April 18, 2014, at Castleview Care Centre in Castlegar, BC. Ann was born April 5, 1944, in Timaru, New Zealand to parents Alexander and Edna Thompson. Ann received her education in New Zealand and became a registered nurse and also taught nursing school. Ann moved to Canada to pursue her nursing career and while working in Trail, BC she met and married Alex Kooznetsoff. They settled in Shoreacres, BC and Ann stayed home to raise her family. After her husband died, Ann went back to school and became a special needs worker. A move to Nelson, BC soon followed and then retiring in Castlegar, BC. Ann was an avid gardener and had a true passion for flowers, especially roses. She also enjoyed knitting, reading, sewing and was a wonderful cook and baker. Ann will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by daughter Marian (George) and son Daniel (Alana) and grandchildren Ely and Haylie. She is also survived by her brothers James (Janet), John (Meriel), and Peter (Diane) and their families all of New Zealand, Sisters in law Lorna (Alex) Sherstobitoff and Vera (Ron) Nelson. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Alex and son Ivan. The family would like to thank all those involved in Annâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s care over the years. A special thanks to Noeline Ward and Verna Nevakshonoff for all the love and support you showed Mum. By request there will be no funeral and cremation has taken place

New to Town? Then let us welcome you with our greetings basket that includes information about your new community.

Obituaries

Obituaries

Thelma â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jeanâ&#x20AC;? Madsen (nee Hutcheson) March 13, 1936 - May 3, 2014. With heartfelt regrets and a measure of relief, we are announcing the passing of a wife, a mother, a sister and a friend to all her family and those that knew her. Jean passed away after a sustained and valiant battle with cancer on May 3, 2014. She left us peacefully and full of acceptance and love. Rest in peace dear Jean. Jean was born in Fernie, BC, got her schooling in Kimberley and Procter. She married Soren on December 1, 1955 and they lived and worked in Nelson, BC, Calgary, AB, Edmonton, AB, Montreal, PQ, High River, AB, Lethbridge, AB and semi-retired in 1984 to Procter. Soren worked for a major electrical company and was transferred frequently to where his expertise was required over the years. Jean, being a very proĂ&#x20AC;cient accounting clerk always found new positions after each move. Jean was an avid reader and a serious history buff. When the Kootenay 2utlet ReĂ ections history book was compiled she volunteered for the job as editor of the book. They moved from Procter to Trail in 2007 due to health issues of Sorenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Jean and Soren had one son, Bryan and a grandson, Christopher. At Jeanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request there will not be a service and cremation has taken place. A gathering of family and friends will be announced at a later date. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Servicesâ&#x201E;˘ has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Jeanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name may be made to the Trail SPCA at 2700 Highway 3B, Trail BC, V1R 4X2 or online at www. spca.bc.ca as she always loved animals. We also like to express our sincere gratitude for their care and support to Dr. Stanley and NPR Lori Verigan and staff at Waneta Primary Care Clinic, Dr. Scotland, his staff at the Oncology Dept. and all the nurses and technicians at KBRH, all the homecare nurses and the ambulance paramedics. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s online register at www. myalternatives.ca


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Seeking highly motivated computer technician. Must have knowledge of service and repairs. Full time/part time position available. Monday thru Friday. Wage negotiable depending on experience. Please drop off resume to: Valu Office Supplies 801 Farwell Street Trail, BC V1R 3T8 email: valu@telus.net ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Shelley Cameron Estate Administrator at 877-797-4357 today, to set up your FREE consultation in Nelson. Donna Mihalcheon CA, CIRP 33 years experience. BDO Canada Limited. Trustee in Bankruptcy. 200-1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna , BC V1Y 9X1

An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring experienced dozer and excavator operators, meals and lodging provided. Drug testing required. 1-(780)7235051. The Capitol Theatre in Nelson is seeking a Summer Student to fulfill role of Assistant Stage Manager. Applicants are required to have been a registered full-time student during the last academic year returning back to school on a full-time basis. Anticipated start time: June 23, 2014 for six weeks/35 hours per week at $10.25/hr. Please email resume to capitoltheatre@netidea.com or drop off at the Box Office at 421 Victoria Street. Deadline May 19th

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The Nelson Star is looking for freelance writers and photographers to help our busy newsroom.

ANALYST This position researches and analyses various issues and provides analytical and administrative support to programs, initiatives and other responsibilities of the Sector Initiatives department. This is a permanent, full-time position based out of any of our four offices.

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is currently hiring CREW for this year’s Festival. Paid positions available in Retail, Food & Beverage, Security, Stagekeepers, Bathroom Crew. Volunteer positions in Parking, Environment, First Aid, Shambhassadors & Mill Gate, Plus many more. Positions are 19+. Most positions run from Aug 4-12th. Please visit our website to find out more info about getting involved, job descriptions and to fill out application: shambhalamusicfestival.com/working or call 250-352-7623

Shipper/Receiver

One of the largest building supply retailer in the Kootenay area is now accepting applications for the position of Shipper/Receiver. This position is responsible for all aspects of shipping and receiving. Applicants must have the ability to work in an active and cooperative environment. Experience is required for this full time position. For confidential consideration, please forward your resume with relative references to: By Mail: Maglio Building Centre PO Box 70 Nelson, BC V1L 5P7 Attn: Skip By Email: office@maglio.ca

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services Baba’s Restaurant located in Nelson, B.C. requires cook with minimum of 2 years of experience in cooking East Indian dishes in a restaurant. Pay per hour will be $12-15 depending on experience and skills for 40 hrs/week. There is no language requirements for this job. Candidate should have expertise in working with Tandoor (Clay Oven). Email your resume to anu_26_mat@yahoo.co.in

Trades, Technical Civil Engineering Technologist II District of Kitimat, full time permanent, wage range $37.94 - $45.90, over two years. Civil Technologist diploma required. Duties include infrastructure investigations, surveying, design, contract preparation, inspection and material testing on projects related to the municipality’s water, sewer, drainage and transportation systems. Proficiency with electronic survey equipment and AutoCad 3D, plus a valid BC driver’s license a must. Submit resumes by May 30, 2014, 4:30 pm, to: Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, BC, V8C 2H7, fax 250-632-4995, or email dok@kitimat.ca. Further information can be obtained from our website at www.kitimat.ca

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Misc. for Sale

Homes for Rent

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HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC WANTED

Affordable Steel Shipping Containers for sale/rent 20’ & 40’ Kootenay Containers Castlegar 250-365-3014

Large 1 bdrm studio cottage self contained @ 7 mile North Shore $1000/m 825-4416 or 354-2854

A- STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’ 53’ and insulated containers all sizes in stock. SPECIAL Trades are welcome. 40’ Containers under $2500! Also JD 544 &644 wheel Loaders JD 892D LC excavator Ph Toll free 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com

NELSON- 2 bdrm executive waterfront home, 6 mile Nelson, partially furnished. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $1700+ utils. Call (250)825-4471 or 250-354-9434.

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 kootenay@yrb.ca

Services

Tai Chi Beginner’s Chen Tai-Chi starting month of May. Classes start with Chi-Gong, into Tai Chi, finishing with Tai Chi sword. Tues & Thur 7-8:15 pm, Central School Gym. Chris Gibson 250-505-4562

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

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

Merchandise for Sale

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? Restaurant Equipment 9 tables, new dishwasher low temp 120V, S/S Hood, misc smallwares 250 229-4564

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

Real Estate Apt/Condos for Sale High St. Place 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 842 sq. ft. $260,000 250 352-5397

Business for Sale BUSINESS for Sale - Mori Nori Sushi. Well established, solid income, unlimited potential. Contact: morifamily@shaw.ca

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Food Products BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $3.15/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger Available $5/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

Free Items Brentwood 10 Fridge 55x24” 359-7805 Free Fridge Brentwood 10 24” x 55”, Call 250-359-7805 Frigidaire Free Furnace 352-0442

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SPACIOUS 2 BDRM BSMT Suite for rent Queen E area Nelson. W/d n/s n/p deck with view, off street parking $1000/mo + utilities approx June 1st. 250-352-5394

Suites, Upper 1 bdrm, 1 bath, W/D, N/P, N/S $800/m incl util 352-7482

Want to Rent Responsible single 60 yr old gentleman seeking clean, affordable furnished 1 bdrm in Nelson or Castlegar. Quiet & personable. Ref avail. Greg Dubord 250 687-1241

Cars - Domestic 2006 Chrysler Sebring Touring, 191,000 km, full set of winter & summer tires both only used one season. $2000 OBO. Call 250 505-2639 for more info

Boats 2 storey 6 yr old cabin 4 km from Ashram, Riondel, beach and golf course. Needs: elec., plumbing, H2O pipe or well, insulation, cabinets. On 2.8 nicely treed acres. Good bench(es) for building second home with lakeview. Appraised at $170,000 but old vendor is quite flexible. Great starter home especially for handy person(s). Call : 780-566-0707 or : 780-222-2996 or

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Trail (Sunningdale) A perfect starter, retirement or rental home. 750sq.ft. main floor, 1 full bath, gas heat and fireplace, a/c. Full basement (350sqft finished). Large carport (500sqft), workshop (100sqft). South facing fenced backyard/garden. Quiet locale close to all amenities. $179,990. Call 250-364-1940

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Balfour Hall $ellwhatyawanta $ale. $ell it here! $at June 7th 9-3pm information 229-5265 Cornerstone Children Centre, 611 5th St, Sat May 10th, 7 am - 12 noon Major Artist Crafter Purge 1901 Stanley St, Sat May 10th 9 am - 2 pm, dollar table Massive Book Sale Nelson Trading Company Sat May 10th 9 am - 3 pm for Ascension Lutheran Church Moving Sale, 714 Hoover St, Sat May 10th, 9 am - 12 noon Books, tools, shelves, upright freezer, furniture Moving Sale, 901 3rd st Sat May 10th 8 am Many interesting items

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St. Saviour’s Men’s Group Annual Garage Sale 617 Carbonate St, Sat May 10th 9 - 11:30 am A little bit of everything!

1.800.910.6402

Large 2 bdrm , possible garden space, N/S, N/P ,W/D util including Avail June 1 st, ref 352-3293

BUTCHER SHOP

Rent to Own New Denver, Trail, Nelson & Grand Forks. 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 2 bdrm, very quiet, close to town, lakeview, N/S N/P, W/D parking $750/m 352-5634 mess 208 263-4422 DOWNTOWN TRAIL, renovated 1bdrm. character apt, quiet adult building, coin-op laundry, non-smoking. 250-226-6886. NELSON: Downtown, quiet, clean Bachelor apt, Mature adult, ref NS/NP $625/m util included Available May 1st 354-4779

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

NEWLY renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath & 2 car garage in uphill. Small private yard. New stainless steel appliances. $1500 + utilities. No pets/smoking. Available 1st May. Call Tom 250-352-6007 or 250-3526007. Ref required.

Returning Nelsonite, male in 40’s reqs shared or on own. Casual employee needs to be in or near Nelson. Max $600/m all incl. Reliable w/good Refs. Kids & pets fine. Jim @ 250 551-3585

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COURT BAILIFF SALE The Court Bailiff will offer for sale by sealed tender, the interest of the Judgment debtor Timothy Edward Bloxham, in the following goods and chattels, which are purported to be as follows:

1966 Volvo S122 Serial #158268

Sealed offers marked “7781” will be received at the Court Bailiffs Office located at 3120 - 30th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 2C2 up to and including 11:00 am May 21st, 2014. Sold on as is, where is basis. The highest or any offer not necessarily accepted. The goods and chattels are located in Salmon Arm, B.C. for viewing. For legal notations, Terms of Sale and Conditions of Sale, please visit www.interiorbailiffs.com for more information. Peter Van Bodegom, Court Bailiff Area 8

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Nelson Star Friday, May 9, 2014

Community

Raising awareness throughout May

Child Care Month

May is Child Care Month in British Columbia. Now that the spring has sprung and May is here, it’s time to honour and celebrate the thousands of child care providers across the province who continue to make a difference in the lives of our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Kootenay Kids Society is proud to support our very own highly skilled and dedicated early childhood educators that do exceptional work every day in our communities. Through our child care resource and referral program, we offer an array of play-based learning activities for chil-

dren in our group child care centres and home-based family day cares. Child care month is an invitation to recognize and acknowledge the importance of quality child care in the lives of many families across the province. Have you thanked your child care provider today? For more information please call child care resource and referral at 250352-0407. Keep checking the Star for a short series of articles to help raise public awareness about the role that Kootenay Kids Society plays in building a healthy and strong community.

Volunteers needed

The Heart and Stroke Foundation is looking for volunteer facilitators to help deliver a new interactive, eight-week “Living with Stroke” workshop in the West Kootenay. This program helps stroke survivors and

their families improve their quality of life, cope with challenges and share experiences during the recovery process. A training session for volunteer facilitators will be offered in Castlegar May 28. If you are interested

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ANNIVERSARY PARTY FRIDAY MAY 9 ROXY FEATURING VOCALIST SYDNEY GALBRAITH BLACK Roxy Band has been filling the dance floors in Nelson & area for the last five years & turns new corner & heads with addition of singer extraordinaire, Sydney Galbraith Black & rocker drummer, Brad Mair. Both Sydney & Brad bring years of entertaining excellence to the stage & complement existing band members Darren Mahe, guitar & harmony instructor with the Selkirk College professional music program & decades of road touring, Dave Scanlan, beats & bass guru & long time Kootenay performer singer song writer & Roger Luscombe completing the band with progressive back up rhythm & lead guitar.

DEEJAY TERRANTIN 9PM - CLO O SE VER FREE CORE BEFO T H MIDNIG S OF SAMPLEWINE , S APPIE BEER AND

in volunteering visit heartandstroke.bc.ca and click on the Living with Stroke button on the right side. Join the Heart and Stroke Foundation in supporting survivors and families and promoting recovery.

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SPRING SALE

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ALL BLINDS ON SALE!!!

The heat is coming, so be ready! Buy your blinds now to control the amount of heat and light that gets into your home

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LOCATION!! LOCATION!! OPEN HOUSE!!

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4020 PARK VIEW DRIVE $568,878.00 Wanted Family!! For this Incredible Fully Developed 5 bedroom, 3 bath home on Beautiful .82 acre flat lot, at the end of a super quiet cul-desac and!! Just a quick walk to an amazing family park with Soccer field, Bike park, Picnic Area & Playground. This home is Move in Ready for the Active Family Lifestyle, Home Boasts Geothermal Heating and Air System,! MLS#2397129

LAKE VIEWS! PRIVATE PARK & FRESH WATER CREEK! 2083 KETTLESON ROAD $727,878.00 Looking for a Brand New Home with all the Bells & Whistles? Stunning 2150 Sq.Ft. Walk-out Bungalow only Minutes to Nelson, Beautiful Hardwood Flooring, 8, 9, & 10 Ft. Feature Ceilings, Gourmet Kitchen With Gas Stove, All S/S Appliances, Stunning Gas Fireplace with BuiltIns, Curved Staircase with Maple & Iron Accents to Lower Level, 8’ Doors & 8” Baseboards. Huge Deck off Dining Room & Master Suite, Luxurious 5 Pce. Ensuite. Triple Attached Garage! MLS# 2395444

VACANT LOT FOR SALE!! BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME! 601 LATIMER STREET $249,878.00 Just can’t find the home of your Dreams IN TOWN!! NO PROBLEM BUILD IT!! Located only 4 blocks from Baker Street, this property comes complete with Development Permit & Blue Prints for a Beautiful 4 Unit Building, But that said, you could always build a Fantastic Single Family Home with AMAZING LAKE VIEWS!! This is an incredible opportunity to build NEW in a MATURE, HERITAGE neighborhood right in the city!! Owner is a licensed Realtor with FAIR Realty.

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Celebrating Nelson’s finest Contributing to the common cultural good

When asked, in Kindergarten, what I wanted to be when I grew up I didn’t hesitate: a policeman, I said. Ian Rhodes, who had the cubby next to mine, was very clear: you can’t be a policeman, he said, because you’re a girl. Easily intimidated, plus being horse-crazy, I promptly changed my career aspirations to “jockey”. Ian wasn’t sure if that was allowed or not. I eventually came to realize that law enforcement was an equal opportunity career and that, as an Ottawa girl, the Musical Ride could be an excellent marriage of passions. But by then adolescence had taken hold and I spent the next several years being far too cool to consider either police or ponies. My loss, really, although libraries and literature have both been good to me. Police week is upon us, a time for awareness-building nationwide. Involvement in this celebratory week makes total sense for the library, since the Nelson Police Department are our wonderfully well-behaved upstairs neighbours (no late night parties). When the move to this location was first suggested, “Books-n-Crooks” was just too tempting a joke for some, but it really has been an excellent joint tenancy. To celebrate, “Nelson’s Finest” will be visiting our storytimes, no doubt leaving a whole pack of kids wanting to grow into those police boots. Consorting with the wee ones will be Cst. Lisa Schmidtke. I wish she’d been around to put Ian-in-the-next-cubby in his place back in 1964. We’ll have book displays for kids and adults, and thanks to Touchstones Nelson we’ll have Nelson Police Department memorabilia on display in our main lounge area.

“Nelson’s Finest” female officers: (L-R) Cst. Lisa Schmidtke, Cst. Sarah Hannah, and Sgt. Janet Scott-Pryke at a recent International Association of Women Police conference. Submitted photo The history of Nelson’s police is particularly colourful. The department is one of the oldest in the province, with a date of inception of April 17, 1897. On the NPD website (nelsonpolice.ca) the history tab reveals that the Nelson of the time was a wild and woolly place. “In early summer 1897, while (Seneca G.) Ketchum was still Chief of Police, Nelson celebrated a sequence of holidays, the first being the Queen’s Jubilee and the second being the Fourth of July. “The celebrations became so extreme that the whole city’s government became incapacitated from doing business for a week. Ketchum was quoted in the Nelson Daily Miner (March 20, 1899) saying that the Mayor began the celebration and was found to be celebrating in a manner ‘altogether wild and western,’ and that he was compelled to arrest him. “When the Mayor realized he was being arrested, he attempted to discharge Ketchum from his duties, but Ketchum resisted. The two men eventually settled their differences and decided to celebrate together.

“Apparently, the city clerk could not do anything without the Mayor so he played poker. The policemen could not do anything without Ketchum, so they quit work, and as a result the machinery of government came to an abrupt halt. Ketchum was further quoted to say that if the Queen had known what was going to happen, she would have postponed the Jubilee.” Things are quieter now, and we have today’s somewhat more sedate police department to thank for it. Not only that, there are now three female police officers in the department, and I include that detail for all those cubby-next-door boys who think they know what’s what. So join us in celebrating National Police Week, and 117 years of community policing in the town we call home.

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Touchstones of Nelson – Greg Scott

New bridge opens by Taghum

Dateline: May 9, 1914 The new bridge across the Kootenay River at Taghum will be opened next Wednesday by Hon. Thomas Taylor, Minister of Public Works. A special train will be run from Nelson to Taghum on the occasion of the opening under the auspices of the Board of Trade. By the opening of the Taghum Bridge a large territory to the west of the city is given communication for auto or other vehicular traffic. The city is put directly in touch with Trail and Rossland and it will be possible with the conclusion of the road work along the Kootenay River from the city to Castlegar to drive from Nelson to Spokane and all points accessible by road in the United States. Dateline: May 12, 1914 The Kootenay Lake General Hospital and the Provincial Jail were visited on Sunday last, Mothers’ Day, by the members of the WCTU (Women’s Christian Temperance Union) and the staffs of both institutions were assisted in the appropriate observance of the occasion.At the Provincial Jail Rev. E.S. Logie addressed the prisoners and Mrs. Horne also spoke. Each prisoner was presented with a white flower, a sacred song was sung by Miss S. Philips to the accompaniment of Miss Whitebread and hymns chosen by the prisoners were also sung. Dateline: May 17, 1914 The present two-story portion of the Kootenay Lake General Hospital will be moved in an easterly direction from its present location and placed on a permanent foundation on a line with the maternity hospital and the proposed new hospital building will be erected on the site of the present building. This was the decision of the Board of Directors of the Hospital after lengthy discussion. After viewing the Kerr buildings at the corner of Vernon and Hall streets and consulting with the doctors of the city it was further decided that these buildings would not be a suitable temporary quarters for the hospital during construction. Dateline: May 25, 1914 The dramatic test of the anti-Asiatic immigration laws of Canada by the party of Hindus now aboard the Japanese steamer Komagata Maru in Burrard Inlet is not likely to be successful.Thousands of Vancouver people yesterday gazed out across the inlet at the streamer, where several hundreds of turbaned Hindus

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got a glimpse of what, to them, is the promised land. But they were not allowed to step foot ashore and although hundreds of their fellow countrymen congregated on the waterfront all communication between the ship and the shore was barred. Nothing can be done until definite word is received from Ottawa but indications are that the Cabinet will endorse the decision to carry out the regulations to the letter. Dateline: May 29, 1914 Twenty-eight residents of Kootenay and the Boundary are now believed to have been in the wreck of the ill fated Em-

press of Ireland and of those, seven have definitely been reported saved while 21 are not reported among the rescued. Included among those reported saved from the wreck are Nelsonites Martin Gill and Mr. and Mrs. George Dowker. However, the Dowker’s names do not appear on the passenger list. The Canadian Pacific liner sank almost at once after colliding with the German collier Storstad in a dense fog in the Gulf of St Lawrence near Quebec City. Passengers on the Empress numbered over 1,200 plus 432 crew and of these 1,032 lives have been reported lost. The disaster will rank with the most terrible stories of the sea.

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Nelson supporters of Clara’s Big Ride — (from left) Ross McNamara, Deb Kozak, Eva Hernandez, Todd Kettner, Kim Palfenier, Jim Patterson and Dianna Ducs  — show off the blue bike that Olympian Clara Hughes will sign as a commemorative item for the community during her stop in Nelson on May 24. The bike was formerly owned by Patterson who traded it for a new ride a few years back at Gerick Cycle, where owner McNamara tucked it away as part of his personal collection of vintage mountain bikes. After Hughes autographs the bike, it will go on display at a location in Nelson, yet to be determined. For more information on Hughes’ cross-country bike trip, which aims to end the stigma around mental illness, see bell.ca/clarasbigride. Sam Van Schie photo

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