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SOLID SHOW FOR SOCCER GIRLS Cougars take 9th place

The Nakusp Sr. Girls celebrate a 9th place showing. The Kelowna tournament was the first one of their season.

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Senior Girls soccer team kick their way into 9th place RYAN WILLMAN Arrow Lakes News

The Nakusp Secondary School Sr. girl’s soccer team kicked off their season with a road trip to Kelowna to participate in a 16team tournament co-hosted by the always competitive Kelowna Secondary and Immaculata schools. After four games of chatter-

ing fun in the sun, the girls edged out a solid 9th showing in the standings — a rank that, on paper, does not adequately reflect the three wins, one loss record the Cougars battled for. As travel tradition dictates, the Nakusp Cougars rolled off the highway like a jigsaw puzzle being dumped out of the box after blearily driving four hours to arrive at the downtown Kelowna pitch. Looking jumbled to say the least, the Cougars attempted to

put all of their pieces together to form a picture of a soccer team but were not afforded a moment to coagulate by the disciplined play of their first opponent, Mt. Boucherie Secondary School. A disheartening first goal came early in the match with a textbook cross by a Mt. Boucherie forward that found her teammate poised in the danger zone, ready to aggressively head the ball into the net. • Continued on page 6

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This is the prize that the students were most excited about the possibility of winning. Nakusp Elementary School’s Grade 6 class was selected for one of the BC Green Games prizes in the 2015 contest. Students worked on three different projects: school-wide milk container recycling, hand built wooden bird houses and

recycled beverage bottle bird feeders which were hung on school property. Their efforts paid off. Teacher Megan Jamison explained, “We actually won two awards through the BC Green Games. Both are based on decisions made by the professional judges that they hired — as we didn’t win a Viewer’s Choice award but the prizes we won are even better.” Jamison’s class has been awarded $1000 to support more environmental projects at the school, starting with a small garden on the school grounds. They will be discussing ideas for additional environmental projects. Each school in the competition was guaranteed free entry to the Telus World of Science in Vancouver, however the feat of getting there would have been prohibitive had they not won the second award of $1500 to help with the costs of a field trip to Science World in Vancouver.

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“This is the prize that the students were most excited about the possibility of winning. I am happy to have a class full of very happy, and proud students. Their parents are also very excited,” said Jamison. The Grade 6 class plans to be away from May 19 to 22 and are still working out details like accommodations. They will be going to Science World where there will be an awards ceremony for BC Green Games winning classes. In addition, Jamison is planning a trip to a beach with good tidal pools — about a third of the students have never seen the ocean. Richelle Coates spoke to the Arrow Lakes News about her son Liam’s reaction to winning. “He was recovering from surgery at home when the winners were announced but his sister heard about it and came home to tell him. And he’s super excited about going on this trip.” To assist with the additional cost of the trip beyond the funds that they were awarded, the class is hosting a bottle drive on Saturday, April 18 at Nakusp Esso from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For years, Nakusp residents and tourists have been limited to mobile companies Bell and Telus and their subsidiaries such as Koodo and Virgin. Finally, those who use Rogers can get signal in the same cellular footprint as the other

long-time providers. “Rogers customers across British Columbia want to be able to stay connected. Now with Extended Coverage, our customers can use their devices in more places across B.C., so whether they’re visiting the hot springs in Nakusp or hiking near Arrow Lakes,

Rogers customers will stay connected,” said Vice-President, Sales, and British Columbia, Gordon Nelson. Extended coverage for Rogers’s customers began on March 4. Through agreements with other carriers, Rogers customers on post-paid plans can access extended coverage in rural areas

across Canada where Rogers did not previously provide coverage at no additional charge. Subscribers can access HSPA service for voice and data. Customers who travel into an extended coverage area like Arrow Lakes or Nakusp, will receive an SMS when they enter the area.

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Council Highlights April 13 Due to the abundance of budgetary planning meetings in January and February, council cancelled one of the March meetings so it has been more than a month since they met publicly. After the departure of CAO Linda Tynan, this allowed her interim replacement Tim Palmer to get up to speed in his new role. Monday night’s meeting was all about the budget. The fiveyear plan for finances in Nakusp was rolled out to an audience of staff members and a couple of members of the public and media. The meeting started with an update from the AKBLG organizer Veronica Sergeant, followed by updates on the waterfront lighting project and permit renewal for the Farmer’s Market for 2015. The Mayor and Councillors gave reports on their committees and recent outside meetings. Village CFO Clyde Bersky took the floor for the majority of the meeting to run through a PowerPoint presentation on the

specifics of the 2015-2019 budget. Increased revenues will come from a two per cent increase in property taxes, a five per cent increase in sewer tax, and two per cent in water none of which was new information. Now that the crisis at the water treatment plant has been resolved, the next challenge will be to deal with the arena roof that has been patched repeatedly and continues to leak and is not up to current structural code. Main areas of focus for the next few years include integrating Public Works and Arena Parks departments to streamline duplication and create efficiencies, continued improvements and marketing of the hot springs as well as identifying opportunities for greater operational efficiencies. Water is being lost in the system due to leaks and will require the assessment and repair in a few places, most notably Sleepy Hollow, where the director of op-

erations is working with WaterSmart and Build Canada to obtain the funds for a pressure valve to stem the loss. Bersky presented a chart ranking municipalities with populations under 11,000. Nakusp is doing well with less than $1000/ person whereas several communities were substantially higher — for example Whistler, which was more than $3000/person. The village is highly focused on striking a balance between increasing revenues and utilizing the funds that have begun to accumulate in the reserves. It is not a good position for a village to be increasing funds only to stockpile, but it is also not smart to be in a position without cash reserves for emergencies and major expenditures. The third and final reading of the budget is slated for April 27 in the upstairs meeting room at the village offices at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend and express concerns before it is adopted.

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RURAL NAKUSP Phone scam offers free stay at the Marriott PLANNING OFFICE HOURS Callers ask for personal info and credit card details TRISHA SHANKS Arrow Lakes News

Despite what they might say, the Marriott Hotel chain is not currently telephoning people from local Nakusp telephone numbers with the announcement that they have won a free night’s accommodation. A recording tells the recipient to press one for more information and after a brief wait, a live representative then asks qualifying questions. First they want to know if the person is over 30 years of age and next, they want to know if the person has a valid credit card in their name. Brennen Livingstone received one such call. “The representative ex-

plained that I had won a free night at Marriott Hotel and needed a credit card number. I asked him why he’s calling me to scam me. And he hung up.” Clearly having a method of payment readily available would have enabled the representative to continue, likely asking for enough information to defraud the winner. The prize of a free hotel stay was just a dangling carrot to get the information needed to charge funds to the card. According to the official Marriott website, a statement was issued in January, 2015, “Marriott has been made aware of a series of fraudulent telephone

calls being made in Canada where the caller requests personal information, including credit card information in order for the person answering the call to receive a complimentary stay at a Marriott hotel. This practice, known as “scamming,” typically incorporates a company’s branding and messaging in order to trick someone into providing personal information. If you receive a suspicious telephone call, especially for a contest you did not enter, we urge you not to provide any personal information, especially credit card information. Instead, simply end the phone call.” Most recipients do

just that. The display of a local telephone number may throw some people off — the equivalent of ventriloquism. No thanks to modern technology, if somebody wishes to, they can use computer technology to make phone calls look like they are from any number the fraudster wishes. The RCMP requests that anyone who has been a victim of this scam should contact their credit card company and report the matter to the RCMP at 1-888-495-8501. More information on telephone scams can be found on the Canadian Telecommunications Commission’s website: www.crtc.gc.ca.

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One of the thousands of photos taken by Ichiro Shiino over his nearly six decades in the valley featured 1951 Nakusp’s championship-winning baseball team posing with their trophies. Top (L-R): Tony Steenhoff (president), Fats Natsuhara (treasurer), Ed Desrochers (right field), Roy Armstrong, Joe Desrochers, Johnny Inouye (second base), Gavin Harris (first base), Otto Yanagisawa (catcher/captain), E. Walsh, Mel West (utility), George Marchessault (pitcher), Don Bouvette (utility). Bottom (L-R): Barin Yoshida (infield), Fred Desrochers (shortstop), Sam Yano (pitcher), Kaz Hoshizaki (third base), Sam Shaw (center field).

Earth Day- April 22 Some would argue that the 20th-century concept of a single day of environmental activism in a time when electric cars are becoming more popular and everybody seems to be recycling. When “climate change” is part of our cultural vernacular and solar energy is coming to Nakusp? Is Earth Day an anachronism that needs updating for the 21st century? Probably. In many ways, the Earth Day still practiced in schools and parks today resembles the early days. The event that falls each April 22 was begun in 1970 by an environmentally minded U.S. Senator named Gaylord Nelson, as a teach-in — a term that just drips groovy ‘70s. It began as a way to perpetuate “consciousness raising” in a time when the internet and TV just had a handful of channels. We could argue that global citizens of the western world have never been more aware of the harm we’ve cause during the industrialization on the planet. The world was a different placechlorofluorocarbons were contained in hairspray, people smoked everywhere, even in elevators and restaurants, and there were no concerns about anything that a vehicle emitted. Four decades ago, the creation of Earth Day started the process of renovations to the planet, changes in our way of thinking and in the education of future generations. But in 2015, do we need Earth Day anymore? To be sure, we’ve got a long way left to go to, however, the lessons of 41 years are so ingrained in society that smoking is not only no allowed in the workplace, it’s really not allowed anywhere anymore. The concept of reusing, recycling, reducing is second nature to individuals and corporations alike. We may not need our consciousness raised like we did 41 years ago, but with so many embracing its meaning into their day-to-day life, one can’t help but wonder if it really needs its own official day anymore. Maybe the point of Earth Day could be revised to serve a new purpose. It was created to be a time to focus on where we need to go. We’re well on our way, every day of the year. Perhaps Earth Day should be more of a celebration of how far we’ve come, and a reminder that continued environmental progress is the only decision.

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SENIORS’ COLUMN MARILYN BOXWELL Seniors’ column aquaconn@columbiacable.net

With Kyle’s agreement, I’m happy to pass along the news that the next in a series of informative and professionally designed slideshows takes place at the Bonnington Arts Centre on Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m. This month’s show is dedicated to the photographs and films of long-time Nakusp resident Ichiro Shiino, who came to the Arrow Lakes dur-

ing the Japanese-Canadian internment of World War II and ultimately made his home here staying in the valley until his passing in 1999. Called “ICH1100,” the show commemorates the 100th anniversary of Ichiro’s birth in 1915. Combining footage from his priceless super 8 films of Nakusp and New Denver with a selection of his numerous photographs, the show is a wonderful opportunity for seniors of the area to reminisce about the period from 1942 through the mid 1980s. A beloved figure in Nakusp, Ichiro prided himself

on documenting the community he called home. As Ichi was an avid photographer, artist and videographer, it’s no surprise that the amount of material Kyle is having to sort through is immense. Over 1,000 of Ichi’s photos are currently being processed and digitized by the archives. These priceless items were largely donated by the Stanley family augmented by donations from Touchstones Museum in Nelson and Terry Uyeda. The show itself will be half-film and half-photos. The range of topics covered is broad — from parades and sporting events to weddings

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and graduations, historic businesses and scenic shots to footage from his over three decades of working up and down the lake on the tugboats for Celgar. Recent slideshows from the archives have been so successful that they have necessitated a change of venue for ICH1100. With so many standing-room-only shows at the archives recently, the show has been moved to the larger Bonnington. Admission is by donation (suggested $5) at the door. Snacks and refreshments will be available. For information, call 250265-0110 or email alhs1234@ telus.net.

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April 17, 1925

One of the most important strikes in Sandon occurred at the Wonderful Mine, operated by Clarence Cunningham. Nine days ago, 28 inches was in sight and it has now widened out to five feet of good milling ore. The extent of the vein is not known yet, as neither the hanging nor foot wall have been encountered. The new strike has a depth of 700 feet and 125 feet of stoping ground to the upper level. The tunnel is in about 2000 feet. April 18, 1935

Native sons are drifting back to work in Slocan Mines. A further evidence that the Slocan mining district is awakening after a quiet period that extended over several years, may be seen in the number of former Sandon residents who are drifting

back there. Some of them have definite jobs to go to, while in not a few cases they have left jobs to go back. All of them are highly optimistic and believe that the Slocan is destined to enjoy some of its former prosperity.

those present were: Mesdames G. Haines, R. Barlow, D. Chadwick, J. Thexton, E. Olson, P. Henke Jr., M. Cameron, H. Kershaw, G. Elder, B. Buerge, F. Burgoyne, J. Argyle, C. Sinclair, W. Vinall, G. Johnson, H. Alten, A. Bouvette, L. Ward, H. Gardner, R. April 19, 1945 Roberts and Miss H. A very enthusiastic Cameron. meeting of old and new veterans’ wives, mothApril 21, 1955 ers and sisters took Funeral services place in the Legion Club were held in New DenRoom Monday evening, ver Thursday, April 14, when a ladies Auxiliary at 2 p.m. in St. Stephen’s to the Canadian Legion, Anglican Church for B.E.S.L., Arrow Lakes the late Mrs. Margaret Branch was organized. Mary Crelin. The serThe election officers vice was conducted by resulted as follows: Rev. W.F. Bushe and President, Mrs.L. Ott; assisted by Mrs. Ada L. Vice President, Mrs. Levy, as organist. R. Buerge; Secretarytreasurer, Miss LorApril 22, 1965 raine Sinclair; DirecFuneral services were tors and Sgt. At Arms, conducted at Our Lady Mesdames F. Mayoh, F. of Lourdes Catholic Rushton, A. Dunn and Church Monday, April A. Middlemass. Besides 19 to mark the passing the above mentioned, of Mrs. Alice Eloise Par-

ent, a long time resident of Nakusp. Mrs. Parent resided in Nakusp for 60 years and spent the past six months in the Garden Manor Rest Home in Kamloops, where she passed away on April 14, in her 88th year. She was born in Embrem, Ont., and resided in B.C. for 69 years. Mrs. Parent, in the early days of the community did much in all organizations for the betterment of all. Women, children, the ill, and the destitute all benefited by her efforts. April 23, 1975

Nakusp, New Denver and Silverton areas were without power for more than 16 hours between Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon. The cause of the major outage was failure of the main transformer in the Monashee substation across the lake from Fauquier.

K2 gets kudos in national ski magazine Trisha Shanks Arrow Lakes News

Skinet.com is a consortium of sorts — comprised of four different publications in addition to their various social media outlets: Warren Miller, NASTAR, SkiMag.com and Skiing Magazine. They boast a quarterly readership of 50,000. Recently they sent a journalist to heliski with a tour group at Nakusp’s very own Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH), K2 Rotor Lodge. Crystal Sagan is a Colorado-based ski and backpacker journalist whose resume includes apps and digital production. She has writ-

ten for backpacker.com and skinet, among other outdoors publications. Sagan has reviewed ski hills and tour operators in the USA and Italy. Perhaps because of the madcap K2 influence, she wrote about expecting some kind of college co-ed activities complete with drunken late-night parties and was surprised to find a quiet, family-friendly establishment actually focused on skiing instead. She described the village in her article, “Located in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, the town has been a heli-skiing hub for more than 25 years. It’s quieter and lesser known

than its neighbour to the south, Nelson, and it’s safe to say that its 1,500 residents aren’t there for heli-skiing or après.” Reviews were hugely positive for the skiing, and the views. Sagan wrote, “Every line in sight looks as enticing as if it were pulled straight out of a snow globe. Everything in my world was perfect and exactly as it should be, and I couldn’t imagine it could ever get any better. But, of course, it did. Snow that deep and that soft just makes you feel like the best skier on the mountain.” She loved the calibre of the food, “best ski picnic I’ve ever had,” and the

company of her fellow skiers, “special bonds, unbreakable by the laws of powder days, are creating relationships in a dreamland.” But mostly, she was effusive about the tour operator, CMH, which she described, “the godfather of all heli-skiing operations had found its niche, and ruled the industry for 50 years. With 11 lodges and a license of operation encompassing more acres than any other tenure in North America, it’s no wonder they are also the single largest employer of guides in the world.” To read the full article, visit www.skinet. com/ski/article/all-helifamily.

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NAKUSP TRAILS SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & 2015 PLANNING MEETING Everyone Welcome! WEDNESDAY APRIL 22, 7 pm K2 Rotor Lodge, Tenderfoot Meeting Room

We will be planning: Our summer hiking schedule. The Nakusp & Slocan Rail Trail Project. Regular improvements to our local Recreational Trails. Refreshments will be served! Many thanks to K2 Rotor Lodge for the meeting room. Memberships: $10/person or $15/family. NAKUSP & AREA COMMUNITY TRAILS SOCIETY: nakusptrails.ca nakusptrails@gmail.com

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Wide selection of fruit trees and berries, shade trees, ornamental trees, shrubs, roses, perennials, West Coast Organic seeds, seed potatoes, onion sets and hanging baskets. Annuals and vegetable starts coming soon! Herbs and vegetable starts are locally grown! The Nursery stock changes throughout the growing season with unique varieties of character trees and plant stock. High quality soils and amendments. Rustic gift shop has something for everyone. Lots of new and unique stock. A wide selection of garden decor and unique planting pots. We look forward to serving you and for your support again this year. Open 7 Days a Week 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. LOCATED AT THE FOOT OF NELSON AVENUE IN NAKUSP, BC

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Monday: BingoWednesday: 10:00 am cream 1:00 Bus pm to Vernon MintoIceMedical Tuesday: Piano 10:00 am DepartsJunior Arrow Lakes Hospital Volunteers 3:30 pm 7:00 a.m. Arrives Vernon 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: Minto Medical Bus to Vernon Departs mid p.m. Departs ALH 7:00amVernon - Arrives Vernon 10:30 am Arrives 6:00 p.m.6:00 pm Departs Vernon midNakusp pm - Arrives Nakusp Thursday: Church 10:30 am Crafts at 1:00pm $7.50 one way, and $15.00 return. Friday: Exercises amthe previous Tuesday Please book ahead10:30 by Noon Gentlemen’s Afternoon 1:00 pm to book a seat on Thurdsay the MintoatMedical Pub visit every third 2:00pm Bus for Vernon, or to contact Minto To contact the Recreation Dept.the or to book Recreation dept., Bus for Vernon aHouse seat on the Minto Medical phone250-265-3622 250-265-3622ext. ext.259. 259. phone

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Falling into formation, Mt. Boucherie played an impenetrable red and black wall on the defensive line and confidently turned each Cougar attack into offensive opportunities for themselves as much of the game was played in the Nakusp end. Mt. Boucherie managed to scramble through the Cougars to the net four more times before the end of the match, and the girls were shuffled down to the bottom half of the tournament bracket right off the bat. Rattled, but not defeated, the Cougars regrouped and took a closer look at their team during the game break. All of the pieces where on the field, all of the skill that had been percolating during practice was accounted for. All that needed to happen was for the girls to come together and gel as feral pack. Taking the field for their second game, the Cougars settled into position and squared off against a Nechako Valley squad who were visiting from northern B.C.. Calmly taking control of the middle passing lanes, the Cougars started to scratch out offensive oppor-

formulas of success. Evidence of chemistry started to oxidize between the midfielders and the strikers as scoring opportunities began to materialize for forward Abby Boswell who relentlessly searched for the net with multiple breaks past Nechako’s defensive line. Finally, after 20 minutes of calibrating, Boswell put foot to ball and ball to net with a laser beam shot that brushed through their keeper’s save attempt. The seal on the bushel of bananas was broken as the Cougar pieces fell into place. After the half, a more cohesive looking Nakusp squad stormed the field and began to confidently explore the boundaries of their skill set with multiple offensive breaks that turned into goals. At the whistle, the girls had muscled, passed and sauced their way to four goals without giving up any bananas to Nechako Valley. The second day of matches was highlighted by the winds of change as a deceivingly bright Kelowna day was undercut by frigid winds from the west. This time, the Cougars began the contest by dumping their box of puzzle pieces onto

them together to shape a team imbued with talent and swagger. Ft. St. James was on the Cougar breakfast menu and the girls were hungry. Setting the tone early, strikers Boswell and Lindsay Cann hammered ball after ball at the net until the Ft. St. James keeper was fazed into making tactical errors leaving pockets of her net open. The highlight reel goal came in the second half when Cann and midfielder Hailey Herridge waged war in the offensive corner of the field and stripped the ball away from the defensive line. Once in possession, the pair tic-tac-toed the ball out to the top of the 18-yard box where midfielder Kira Streliev was prowling for a goal. With the ball at her feet it was hammer time for Streliev as she tucked the ball into the top corner topping off an impressive 5-0 finish for the Cougars. The road was paved to Osoyoos, and the girls squared off against a solid looking squad in red uniforms for their final game. Early in the match, sweeper Taylor Aeichele surprised the Osoyoos defensive line with her cannon throw-in that found a streaking Streliev

deep in the end zone. With no time for the defense to regroup, Streliev weaved into her wheelhouse and deftly put the ball past the keeper to tally one for the Cougars. However, a few playing minutes later the momentum swung back against Nakusp as a beautiful long bomb shot from just inside the half line got lost in the blazing midday sun and sailed behind Cougar keeper Adriel Goodman. The ball ricochet off the crossbar, rebounded off the back of Goodman’s head and bounced past the goal line to notch an equalizer. For the duration of the game, he teams traded chances back and forth, but either by skill or happenstance, shots were turned away by post, defender and misfires forcing the match into an exciting dotshot finish. Streliev and Boswell found goals during their attempts, but the round of five shots was decided by an outstanding effort by Goodman, whose fifth round save settled the shootout result at 2-1. The girls will be following up their Kelowna tournament debut with a trip to Cranbrook where they will participate in the Mount Baker Secondary soccer tournament.

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The community initiatives vote took place at the Nakusp Area on Sunday, April 12. A record-breaking 573 community members attended the vote making it the biggest turnout since the voting process was introduced almost 20 years ago. In the early 90s, the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) decided to distribute Affected Area Funding based on population to each community along the Columbia River along with Community Initiatives funds to communities within the basin boundaries. Mayor Karren Hamling was on the village council the first year the CBT distributed its funding and was part of the decision to host a vote to determine how the money was to be spent. “Right from the beginning we figured that it was the community that was affected so

they should get to decide how the money was to be spent,” Hamling recalls. The voting process has evolved over the years, taking shape from a beginning model of one vote per community member to the multi-vote system in place today. “What we found was that those who were voting were tied to a specific project and they would come in vote and leave,” Hamling explains. “So we decided to expand the number of votes and encourage community members to be responsible for what the money is spent on by coming in and listening to presentations and discussing the proposed projects.” The projects were divided into two categories — small projects seeking funding under $10,000 and larger projects requesting up to a limit of $30,000. Voting took place between 12 and 4 p.m. at the Nakusp arena with the results shared on social media later that evening.

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This year Nakusp voted to support the following initiatives: Small projects: A&SLCS: $7,700 - food bank and breakfast program Arrow Lakes Historical Society: $8,261.15 - archive building improvements Nakusp Rod & Gun club: $4,900 ALPHA Guild: $1100

Large projects funded: Nakusp & Area Youth Society: $30,000 - new youth, parkour and biomass centre Lakes Search and Rescue: $30,000 - primary response vehicle Royal Canadian Legion: $30,000 - building improvements Nakusp Ski Hill Day Lodge: $30,000 - phase 2 of project The trails Society and PALS will each receive $9,500

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR April 16 Strong Start a school based early learning program for ages 0-6 years. @ Fauquier Communication Centre 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. @ Edgewood Elementary School 12:15 to 3:15 p.m. @ Nakusp Strong Start Building at NES 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. April 16 Mother Goose @ Nakusp Public Library 10 to 11 a.m. Parents and babies welcome. April 16 Nakusp T’ai Chi @ the Legion 10 to11 a.m. Call Ruth 265-3353. April 16 Bingo @ Nakusp Legion. 6 p.m. April 16 Nerd Night @ Nakusp Youth Centre. 6 to 10 p.m. For more information contact Leah @ 265-2000. April 16 African Drumming Group @ NaCoMo at 7:15 p.m. Bring your own drum. New drummers welcome. April 16 Badminton @ NSS Gym (Use gym door) for NSS students and adults. $3 drop in rate or $30/year + $15/yr insurance membership fee. Beginners welcome. Bring racquet and non-marking indoor shoes. For more information call 265-3326. April 17 Jam Night @ Nakusp Youth Centre. 7 to 10 p.m. April 17 ALHS presents: Ichi100@ Bonnington Arts Centre at 7 p.m. A celebration of the photographs and films of Ichiro Shiino on the occasion of his 100th birthday. Refreshments and goodies provided. April 18 Bottle Drop @ Nakusp Esso from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fundraiser for NES Grade 6 class to help cover the costs for them to go to Science World in Vancouver. April 18 Community Choir practice @ Saddleback Church. 1 to 2:30 p.m. For ages 19 years and up. Cost is $7 on your first practice only. For more information contact Marilyn Massey @ 250 265-4087. April 19 Jam Night @ Leland Hotel. Starts at 5:00 p.m.

April 19 AA Meeting 5 to 6 p.m @ the Terra Pondera Clubhouse in Nakusp. For more information call 265-4216. April 19 ASLCS presents: Tough Guise 2 @ Bonnington Arts Centre at 7 p.m. Join us for the FREE showing of this powerful documentary and Community Discussion. Refreshments provided. April 20 Nakusp Hot Springs reopens after spring maintenance with summer hours. 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 20 BC Transit Bus to Nakusp Hot Springs.

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8:30 to 11:30 a.m @ Nakusp Strong Start Building at NES 9 to 12 p.m. @Burton Learning Centre 12:15 to 3:15 p.m. April 22 Workshop Wednesday is an ongoing series of free workshops designed to help you gain the skills and knowledge to get a job. This week is: Communication in the Workplace. 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. @ ASLCS Building. For more information or to register please call 265-3318. April 22 Coffee and goodies @ the Senior Centre in Nakusp. Every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. April 22 Community Choir practice @ Saddleback Church. 7 to 8:30 p.m. For ages 19 years and up. Cost is $7 on your first practice only. For more information contact Marilyn Massey @ 250 265-4087. April 22 Amazing Race @ Nakusp Youth Centre from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information contact Leah @ 265-2000. April 22 Nakusp Trails Society AGM @ K2 Rotor Lodge from 7 to 8 p.m. April 22 Poker Night @ the Leland Hotel. It’s free and beginners are welcome. 7 p.m. start. For more information contact Dan @ 265-3314.

NES calls for old winter sporting equipment Donations requested for art project TRISHA SHANKS Arrow Lakes News

Nakusp Elementary School is doing an art project that requires the use of old winter sports equipment. School Secretary Lisa Bateman writes, “If you have any of the following items, that you are willing to recycle and part with, please drop them off at the school. Items do not need to be in good shape.” Items needed: toques, scarves, mittens, toboggans, snowboards, skis, poles, ski boots, hockey sticks, pucks, skates, helmets, curling brooms, and snowshoes. Local artist Betty Fahlman is behind the winter themed 3-D mural.

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April 22 AA Meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. @ the Terra Pondera Clubhouse in Nakusp. For more Have you ever wanted to turn your faminformation call 265-4216. ily papers into a memoir? Are you interested

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Last year’s first annual Nakusp Rotary Winefest was such a successful fundraiser, it’s happening again. The event is being held at the K2 Rotor Lodge this Saturday, April 18. Representatives from 15 different B.C. wineries including Creston, Trail and all over the Okanagan will be presenting their offerings for tasting. The evening’s festivities include a silent auction, several 50/50 draws, gourmet hors d’oeuvres and a door prize. The event is orga-

nized by the Rotary Club of Nakusp in partnership with the Arrow Lakes Grape Growers Society, (ALGGS.) Chair of the organizing committee, Kees van der Pol spoke with the Arrow Lakes News. Dress is semi-formal and doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the fête getting underway at 7 p.m. Transportation to and from Burton is available as is a safe ride home to anyone wishing to sip their wines instead of using the spitoon. “We’re down to just a few tickets left from a couple of people

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Obituaries

O’Brien, Glenda Glenda (Butt) O’Brien went to be with her Lord on March 4, 2015. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 9th at Five Corners Pentecostal Church and interment was at Mount Ida Cemetery, Salmon Arm. Glenda (Butt) O’Brien was born in Nottingham, England, on January 28, 1945 to Norman and Doris Butt. She spent the first 18 months of her life in England, before coming to Canada in July 1946. She lived in rural Manitoba until she was seven, when the family moved to Nakusp, BC, where she took all her schooling. She lived in many places: Cache Creek, Burnaby, Slocan, and for the past 22 years, Salmon Arm. She married Daniel O’Brien in 1993, and they added three children to the family, all girls adopted from China. Glenda was predeceased by her parents, and her sister Donna. She is survived by husband, Daniel, their three daughters Jubilee, Rebekah and Natanya, sister Gloria (Mitchell) Mott and a host of other family members who love and miss her.

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SHERRINGTON, Robert Donald Robert (Bob) Sherrington was born on May 21st, 1930 in High Prairie, Alberta. He passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 4th, 2015 in Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 84. Bob will be sadly missed by his wife, Mary (Molly); sister Mary; five children: Cam, Sue (Rod), Debbie (Lloyd), John (Eera), Tom (Nicole); eight grandchildren & three great grandchildren. In 1949, Bob went to Toronto to attend the Radio College of Canada and qualified as a serviceman and repair technician. Bob and Mary were married in 1950. They started their 64-year journey in Toronto, later moving to his hometown of High Prairie in 1952. Mary taught school and Bob owned a radio repair shop. In 1956 they moved to Arrow Park, B.C. where Bob and Mary built a house and raised a family. Due to the flooding of the Columbia River they moved to Vernon, B.C. where Mary taught at BX School for 20 years. After retiring in 1985, Bob and Mary moved to Fauquier, B.C. Here Bob was a HAM operator (VE7DLX) and continued his lifelong interest in building radios and sound equipment. Due to ill health, Bob and Mary returned to Vernon eleven years ago, where, after surgery, Bob enjoyed travelling the streets of Vernon on his electric chair. There will not be a service. His family will gather together at a later date for a celebration of life. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 4333. Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com

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I had a phone call last week from a person building some bird boxes. He wanted to know the appropriate size to make the entrance hole. This is just one of a number of things to consider when building homes for birds. Most birds are quite fussy, and will only use boxes that meet their rather exacting requirements. For an artificial nest box to be considered, it must have a number of physical properties as well as a suitable location. In addition to an entrance hole the right size, the floor area must be correct as well as the height of the hole above the floor. Once built, the box must be placed in

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a suitable location at a suitable height above the ground. Below is a table giving some of these important dimensions for a few of our more common cavity nesting birds. Flickers are quite large and prefer a nest site that is quite open. They frequently use dead snags that do not have a lot of branches that might get in their way. Chickadees and nuthatches are forest birds and normally nest amongst the trees. I have, however, seen a wide variety of chickadee nest sites over the years. One year a pair nested in a box I had mounted on the end of my house just below the eaves, a site intended for swallows. This site was very much in the open and not particularly close to any

trees! Both Violet-green and Tree Swallows would favour such a site. Bluebirds prefer to nest away from trees. A favoured site would be a box on a fence post adjacent to a field or other open area. One other factor often overlooked by nest-box builders: DO NOT put a perch at the entrance hole. Consider all of the natural cavities used by birds, none come with a perch; the birds need to be able to fly up to the hole and grab it with their feet. A perch just gets in the way. If you are considering putting up some bird boxes this year do it now. Some of our birds begin their search for suitable nest sites quite early. I have already seen chickadees investigating holes and crevices in trees and stumps.

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