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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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Vol. 7 • Issue 84

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The Nelson Fire Department responded to a complaint at approximately 9:45 a.m. Monday of a potentially toxic smell coming from a house on the corner of Vernon and Cedar streets. Three people were evacuated and taken to hospital. Courtesy Nelson Fire and Rescue WILL JOHNSON Nelson Star Three people went to hospital Monday morning after being exposed to noxious fumes emanating from the basement of a Vernon St. home at the apex of the Cedar St. hill. “We believe there’s nitric acid on the premises,” fire chief Len MacCharles told the Star on scene, while firefighters suited up in bright yellow hazmat suits. The co-owner of the house discovered the chemical while cleaning but was not the one who was using it. Police ensured everyone was out of the house and upwind of the chemicals by the time fire crews responded. Once it was determined that nitric acid, which is both explosive and corrosive, was potentially the source of the vapours, two additional firefighters were called to the scene and Nelson Hydro crews cut power to the home. MacCharles said they took all necessary precautions before entering to remove the product. Inside they found a number of unlabeled containers, all with clear fluids inside, which were taken away for proper disposal.

“We haven’t evacuated around the building. We’ve informed individuals of what’s going on, but if there is any [material] it will disperse in the air. I don’t believe it’s a large quantity,” he said. “The owner will be going back in after we eliminate the product and ventilate [the home].” He said the public was never at risk. By 3 p.m., the area around the house was re-opened to pedestrians. Nelson police Sgt. Dino Falcone said Tuesday the owner has been allowed back in, but firefighters still had control of the scene and police can’t enter until they have clearance. “We believe some copper wire was taken from the residence — wire used in normal household electrical,” he said. “We think [former tenants] used acid to take off the coating or insulation of copper wire and left with it.” Falcone says a criminal investigation is underway, but while they have an idea who the previous tenants were, they haven’t yet been able to locate them. “It’s hard to pinpoint who was there,” he said. “We’re not 100 per cent sure.” — With files from Greg Nesteroff

BILL METCALFE Nelson Star Nelson city council will hold a public hearing into zoning for Dr. Andre Kirsten’s proposed new Ancron medical clinic on May 11. At its Monday meeting, council amended some of the project requirements. The changes, approved unanimously by council with minimal discussion, include: • Restricting permitted uses to medical services (which includes a dispensing pharmacy) and a restaurant. Council removed care services and professional and business offices from the permitted uses list; • Creation of a professional landscape plan that provides increased landscaping in designated areas of the property; • Vegetative screening for all adjacent residences; • Opaque fencing on the east and west property lines; • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems contained with in the building; • Systems to minimize noise levels exceeding 45 decibels, odours, glare, electrical interference, and ground vibration. Before council approved those changes, it had to rescind a previous first and second reading of the same bylaw done last fall, and it did so because at a public open house on March 19 Kirsten came forward with the above-listed changes intended to address some of the neighbours’ concerns. The medical clinic would consist of a 15,000-square foot two-storey building at 10 View St. to replace Ancron’s current offices in the Nelson Trading Company on Baker St. The three View St. lots, currently zoned residential, are proposed to be rezoned to “mixed use medical,” a designation the city has created specifically for this project. In an interview after the meeting, Kirsten said “We have made significant changes in terms of lowering the building and have listened to our




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Submitted to the Nelson Star The most comprehensive upgrade and beautification program Nelson has seen since the 1980s revitalization of Baker Street kicked off this week. After three years of planning, and numerous rounds of public input and revision, the City of Nelson’s Stores to Shores downtown revitalization project is officially underway. “It’s such an exciting and important time for Nelson,” says Mayor Deb Kozak, “and for all the people who’ve worked so hard to bring this project from concept to kick-off, it’s even a little emotional — in a great way. We’re writing a brand new 21st century chapter in our city’s history.” The eight-month project has been awarded to local company Maglio Installations, one of five bidders on the project. Work is already underway, with a restoration and demolition crew on the job at IODE Park along with an initial site survey of Hall St.’s 300, 400 and 500 blocks. “There’s going to be a considerable amount of work happening right off the bat,” says Colin Innes, the city’s director of public works and utilities. “We’ll be going full tilt.” Local residents have already noticed city crews excavating stretches of the 300 block of Hall to relocate some of the shallower infrastructure on the street — Telus and Shaw communications lines. This is required in order to improve sight lines and safety at the Hall and Vernon intersection. Work on IODE Park is slated to end in time for the May long weekend. For July, August and September, construction efforts

will move back to the 300 block and the intersection of Hall and Vernon streets. The 300 block will be closed to traffic during that time. Innes is assuring business owners, motorists and pedestrians that the intersections of either Hall/Vernon or Hall/ Baker will be open at all times — one of the construction contract’s stipulations is that the two important crossroads can’t be closed at the same time. That will ensure traffic flow to the eastern end of the downtown core will be maintained. Kozak says she wants businesses and residents on and around Hall St., the east end of Baker and Vernon to know the city is committed to assisting them through the Stores to Shores overhaul. “City staff and council will be working with our business owners and residents to ensure customer traffic and access to their stores and homes is wellmaintained straight through the construction period,” says Kozak. Here’s what’s happening on the public and business information front: • A promotions and businessawareness program slated to start next week will see a dozen or more signs placed in and around the Hall, east Baker/ Vernon area, aimed at ensuring the public knows that while the road may be closed, businesses are open. • An information rack card has been designed for local businesses’ front counters. The cards will outline details and benefits of the Stores to Shores program and info contacts, for locals and visitors alike. • There’ll be a round of howto marketing tips for businesses

Work is now underway on the Stores to Shores downtown revitalization. Tuesday morning, the crew from Maglio Installations got to work on the renovation to IODE Park by removing the patio at Bibo. The park is slated to be rebuilt in time for the May long weekend.

Mayor Deb Kozak, Maglio Installations’ Terry Maglio and City of Nelson public works and utilities director Colin Innes were on hand Monday afternoon for the first day or work. Darren Davidson photos

to implement to ensure customer traffic is steady during the project’s duration too. • Weekly updates on progress and traffic changes will be provided at Facebook/storestoshores, the city’s website nelson. ca, along with profiles on Hall St. businesses, the thoroughfare’s history and a series of in-depth looks at the thoughtful and beneficial design aspects that the revitalization will provide to Nelson for decades to come. Aimed at establishing stron-

ger, safer pedestrian and traffic connections between Baker St. and the lakefront, the project will happen in conjunction with the required upgrade of Hall St.’s infrastructure — including water and sewer lines, electrical and fibre-optic, new pavement, sidewalks and stairways. Over 60 percent of the project’s budget will be allocated to required infrastructure upgrades, the other third will go towards the Stores to Shores vision.

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Wolf cull concluded for the year

11 wolves killed in South Selkirks and 73 in South Peace, fewer than originally expected Nelson Star Staff Two contentious wolf culls, aimed to help save caribou herds in the South Selkirk mountains and South Peace, have concluded for the year with fewer wolves that expected killed. According to the provincial government, in the South Selkirks, 11 wolves were removed. Of the wolves targeted, seven to 10 remain and are now being monitored to track their movement. To date these wolves have not ranged into caribou areas, so are not expected to be shot. In the South Peace, 73 wolves were removed. In one case, six wolves were removed as they were actively stalking 14 caribou. The cull, aimed at saving the remaining 18 mountain caribou in the Selkirks, began Jan. 15 and will continue for five more years. Both the South Selkirks and South Peace caribou herds have experienced significant losses to wolf predation. The South Selkirk herd numbered 46 in 2009, declining to 14 in the most recent survey conducted last month, a loss of four caribou since the 2014 census. The government says the cause of these


The government wolf cull in the South Selkirks has concluded for the season with 11 wolves killed in the government’s efforts to preserve the small mountain caribou herd. Thinkstock/Getty Images

recent losses isn’t known, but likely occurred prior to the wolf cull. Predation on caribou is more common in the fall and summer In the four caribou herds in the South Peace, populations are also decreasing and wolves are a key factor. At least 37 per cent of all adult mortalities have been documented as wolf predation. Hunting and trapping of wolves has not effectively reduced populations and may

even split up packs and increase predation rates on caribou. Habitat recovery continues to be an important part of caribou recovery, but cannot address the critical needs of these herds in the short term. For the South Selkirk herd, a significant portion of core caribou habitat has been closed to snowmobile use and almost all core caribou habitat has been protected from logging and road building.

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BILL METCALFE Nelson Star A report from the provincial police board association and another from a former judge and BC Attorney General have both recommended against mayors serving as chairs of municipal police boards. In 2012, Mike McIndoe of Nelson co-authored a report for the BC Association of Police Boards, resulting in the association recommending to the provincial government that it change legislation requiring mayors to be police board chairs. McIndoe was a member of the Nelson police board at the time and a member of the executive of the provincial association. His report cites several earlier ones that supported its conclusions, not the least being a 1994 report on policing in BC written by then-Justice Wally Oppal, who later became BC’s Attorney General. “Board members should be as apolitical as possible,” Oppal wrote, “and as a political repre-

sentative, a mayor would be an inappropriate chair.” The mayor in the role of police board chair creates the potential for some awkward situations such as the recent disagreement between Nelson’s city council and its police board about the budget. The police asked for an increase in staffing, the city refused, and the police board appealed that decision to the director of police services in Victoria, who is in the process of reviewing it. It could be said that Kozak, because of her dual role, asked herself for increased funding, turned herself down, then indignantly reported herself to the office of police services. Presented with that way of looking at it, Kozak laughs ruefully and agrees. “It certainly is a strange thing,” she says. “It is like splitting yourself in half. I am acutely conscious of what hat I am wearing at a particular table.” Nelson is one of 11 cities in

FOR THE RECORD • A column April 10 (“It could happen to anyone”) misspelled Megan Cole’s first name. • In our Friday education supplement we transposed the names of “Talented Achievers” Galen Boulanger and Dunavan

Deb Kozak BC with its own police force. Appointed boards oversee those police departments in order to provide independent civilian oversight of policing. No other province has a law that says the mayor must be the chair of the board. To change that law, the provincial government would have to amend the BC Police Act. Contacted by the Star, the Ministry of Justice said it has no plans to do so.

Morris-Janzen in a photo caption. The Star regrets the error. • A story Friday (“City council and police board meet to iron out differences”) omitted the following paragraph: “Mayor Deb Kozak said the two boards made a confidentiality agreement at the beginning of the meeting, agreeing that only

In January, the mayor of Saanich accused his own police department of targeting him, pulling his car over twice as a mayoral candidate, once as mayor-elect, and once as mayor. In response, the Saanich police board asked Richard Atwell to step aside as chair and requested Justice Minister Suzanne Anton intervene, but she declined, saying it was up to the board to manage its own internal affairs. The Police Act says if the mayor is “absent or unable to act,” the board may elect another chair from among themselves to preside at a meeting. Nelson city council and the police board met last week faceto-face for the first time in at least a decade, albeit behind closed doors. Council and the board agreed Kozak would be the sole person to speak to the media about the meeting. The members of the Nelson Police Board are, in addition to Kozak, Barb Henry, Bill Reid, Hilda Taylor, Robert Goertz, and Roger Higgins.

Kozak would speak to the media afterward. She said this came about not because there was anything top secret, but rather because the two groups felt they needed to feel confident they could speak openly and honestly. Kozak said the agreement applied only to that meeting, and not necessarily future meetings.”

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Proposal changed to address concerns Continued from Page 1 neighbours and created a setback or barrier to protect them from noise. I look forward to the public hearing to address any more concerns there might be.” Dr. Trevor Janz, who has dual interest as an emergency room doctor and an immediate residential neighbour of the proposed building thinks “the clinic is a good idea for this site” but is concerned about its size. “It is two and a half times larger than the Medical Associates Clinic. It is larger in area and capacity both, and it is at 40 per cent lot coverage, which is the maximum allowable in commercial zoning. It is as big as it can possibly be for council to allow it.” Janz said he is also concerned about parking and congestion, even though a traffic study commissioned by Ancron last year concluded traffic increases would not be significant. After the May 11 public hearing, the project will come before council for a final vote.

RDCK rejects bids for Kaslo and Balfour transfer station upgrades TAMARA HYND Nelson Star For the second time in less than a month, the Regional District of Central Kootenay has rejected all bids for a major project because they came in over budget. The RDCK announced last week that all five bids for the Balfour and Kaslo transfer station upgrades, which closed April 8, would have put it “substantially” above the $1.25 million approved project budget. In a news release, the RDCK said the board has directed staff to work with the project engineers to revise the scope of the project to find cost savings. The project will soon be re-tendered to the five bidders with revised specifications. Construction will be delayed by at least a month, but the RDCK still expects the

upgrades to be completed this year. The Kaslo transfer station, expected to close for several weeks starting May 4, will remain open until a revised construction schedule is determined. “The RDCK is committed to renewing our waste management infrastructure and will ensure that RDCK residents receive maximum value for the investment in these projects,” said Tom Newell, a rural Nelson director and chair of the central resource recovery committee. “Considering that the tender prices exceeded our budget, a review of the project design is in the best interest of the RDCK.” Uli Wolf, environmental services manger for the regional district said they will likely have to make further budget adjustments, including reallocating funds from two other projects which came in under

budget. Wolf said the discrepancy in the high bids was likely because a consultant’s initial design assessment did not include a technical assessment, calling them “fairly raw numbers”. He said a later estimate by the consultant was much closer to the bids received. A weigh scale is to be installed at Balfour along with two new bins and associated infrastructure for an estimated cost of $715,000. The Kaslo station is also slated to get new transfer bids, but not a weigh scale, at an estimated cost of $535,000. Earlier this month the regional district rejected both bids for upgrades to the aquatic centre because both came in more than a million dollars over budget. The fate of that project is expected to be determined at a meeting on Monday.

Neptunes president upset over pool reno

City council has changed some requirements of the Ancron clinic proposal to respond to neighbours’ concerns.

Nelson Star Staff The president of a local swim club was “disappointed and upset” to learn both bids for the renovation of the Nelson aquatic centre were over budget and the project won’t proceed on schedule. Paul Cowan of the Nelson Neptunes also told 103.5 Juice FM that the project should be pared back so that it can still be completed by the end of the year. “Not to mince words, I think it shows a lot of incompetency,” he said. “It seems the whole thing from the get-go has been dogged by setbacks and lack of information and consultation. They’ve had their heads buried in the sand the whole time. “All of a sudden they get a dose of reality with the bids and it’s the users and user groups that are affected, not to mention their own staff.”

However, Cowan said he’s not yet sure how the project’s delay will affect the club. The upgrades were expected to begin in May and last eight months, which would have covered the Neptunes’ entire competitive season, which runs May 1 to Aug. 23. The club made alternate arrangements to use the Salmo pool, which has a smaller capacity. Cowan said they haven’t been recruiting swimmers as a result. “Now we may be swimming in Nelson but don’t have enough swimmers to pay for the Nelson pool, which is quite a bit more expensive. At this point most kids have decided what they’re doing for the summer.” That said, using the Nelson pool for a while longer benefits the club by reducing travel expenses: “We’ll happily take what they’ll give us, as long as we can negotiate

pricing. Based on the budget we have we can’t afford to swim in Nelson, unless we have more swimmers.” Cowan said he wasn’t surprised the bids came in well over budget, and argues not everything on the to-do list is necessary. While he wants to see the renovation happen, he’d like a pared-back project that would see the aquatic centre close July 1 and reopen January 1, all within the original budget of $4.9 million. The Regional District of Central Kootenay rejected both tenders, which were more than $1 million over budget, but hasn’t yet determined exactly why. Originally a dozen companies were interested in bidding. A decision on how the project will proceed is expected when the recreation commission meets Monday.

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TamaRa HyNd Nelson Star Citizens concerned about the shortage of paramedics at the Winlaw ambulance station packed Slocan village council chambers last week to hear a delegation from the BC Ambulance Service. The Winlaw station has been essentially been defunct since last December, due to staff shortages. Mayor Jessica Lunn said council initially invited Winlaw ambulance driver Stephanie Whitney and part-time paramedic Ruth Peirson. “People were voicing their concerns over the lack of ambulance service in Winlaw,” said Lunn, “so we invited them to update council to learn more about the situation.” Instead, BC Ambulance sent a delegation consisting of East Kootenay superintendent Jason Twells, area director Paul

Swaine, and New Denver unit chief Sara Rainford. Lunn said there were several questions from the public and concern was voiced for the volunteer first responders from Passmore and Slocan carry the burden of ambulatory calls. Lunn said setting volunteers up to deal with medical situations creates “huge pressure.” The mayor reiterated council’s and residents’ concerns that proper ambulance service to a hospital is a one-hour wait. “It’s a regional concern,” she said. According to BC Emergency Health Services’ current job postings, BC Ambulance has openings in Castlegar, Kaslo, Fruitvale, Nakusp, Nelson, New Denver, Riondel, Rossland, Salmo, Winlaw, and Trail. The delegation said BC Ambulance has received a number of applications and is “actively recruiting” staff for Winlaw. They also said their intent is

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RDCK won’t join Multi-Material BC before 2018 GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Taxpayers in the Regional District of Central Kootenay will probably be on the hook for rural recycling for at least another three years. At least that’s the length of contract in a request for proposals to run the RDCK’s 27 depots. The present contracts expire in June. While the district hoped to sign on with industry stewardship group Multi-Material BC, resource recovery manager Mike Morrison says it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen anytime soon. “We expected back when we were denied entry into the program last year that there would be a possibility of joining in 2015, but MMBC has informed us that is not the case,” he told 103.5 Juice FM. “We figure that three years is probably a realistic window for intake.” Morrison said they still intend to eventually have all their rural recycling handed by MMBC. The cost of rural recycling in the RDCK has been pegged at just under $1 million annually.

Allen Langdon, MMBC’s managing director, said the organization presently has over 1,000 member producers and serves over 120 municipalities and electoral areas through a mix of curbside pickup and depots. It also has a waiting list of another 70 collectors — a mix of municipalities, regional districts, and private sector depots. However, many producers remain hold-outs to the program for a variety of reasons. Consequently, MMBC can’t afford to expand its services. “We continue to work with the Ministry of Environment, who are enforcing the regulations and trying to bring them into compliance,” Langdon said. “As we start to add more companies, we’ll be able to add more communities. Our ultimate objective is to have a consistent program across the province.” Although Langdon wasn’t sure of an exact timeline, he noted they recently launched a depot in Terrace. MMBC also took on household recycling in Langley and began providing curbside pickup in Revelstoke

at the start of the year. Langdon said deciding priorities for further expansion depends on a range of factors, but those areas that don’t have much service are higher up the list. Presently MMBC provides curbside pick-up in Nelson, Castlegar, Kaslo, and Nakusp, but collection rates in the latter two villages haven’t been as high as hoped because the RDCK still operates parallel depots intended to serve rural residents. “With the curbside program people have to get used to putting material out at a certain time every two weeks, whereas the depots are open every day and have long established patterns of use,” Morrison said. Langdon called Nakusp and Kaslo “unique situations,” explaining that in most areas MMBC serves, the depots accept materials that are not collected curbside, such as styrofoam, glass, and plastic film. “The communities where we have both curbside and depots is actually a very good model,” he said. “It provides access to a broader range of materials and

depots serve areas outside the municipalities.” The RDCK was initially hesitant to join MMBC for fear it could mean a substantially reduced number of rural depots because MMBC insists they be staffed, whereas many of the RDCK’s are not. Langdon said that requirement is because their analysis shows unmanned depots have high contamination rates and “you end up picking up as much garbage as recycling,” which makes the recyclables less valuable. He added that while exact figures will be provided in the organization’s first annual report, he is comfortable with both the amount they are collecting and their contamination rates. “Both are exceeding expectations,” he said. “We’re collecting upwards of 75 per cent of materials our members put in the marketplace. The good news is the program’s working really well and collecting more material than we intended. Now on the other side we need to recruit more members.”

ICBC claims centre moves into White Building Nelson Star Staff ICBC has moved its Nelson claims office from the foot of Baker St. into the ground floor of the White Building to share space with Service BC. “It makes good financial sense and it also enhances customer convenience by having driver licensing, claim services, and Service BC in one central and convenient location,” ICBC spokeswoman Leslie Dickson told 103.5 Juice FM.

ICBC already shares office space with Service BC for driver licensing in Nelson and 28 other places throughout the province. It is also co-locating its claims centres with Service BC in Prince Rupert and Smithers. The Nelson move only involves one employee. The union representing that worker supports relocating the office, but is concerned it has been reduced from three employees a few years ago to one by attrition.

“At least this person is now in an office with other people, as opposed to working alone,” COPE 378 vice-president Annette Toth said. “Of course, we would by far prefer to have ICBC staff their offices in smaller communities appropriately. This is typical of the way ICBC treats smaller communities.” Toth said they’ve complained to Transportation Minister Todd Stone several times over the last couple of years to underscore their unhappiness.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Nelson Star

Editorial NDP best chance at changing electoral system

The Harper government introduced Bill C-23 in February 2014. The more we know, the more we see how this bill is an attack on Canadian democracy. • It proposed sweeping changes to election rules and was criticized widely by some political parties, election law experts and the public. • Not allowing the use of a voter information card to prove residency will disenfranchise post-secondary students by interfering with their right to vote, according to the Canadian Federation of Students. • The chief electoral officer will no longer be able to run public education programs to inform people about the voting process and their rights. There are two main types of voting systems: proportional representation and winner take all, commonly known as first-past-the-post. In Canada we’ve always had the latter, which is designed to produce single party majority governments. The central flaw with this type of system is the high percentage of wasted votes (2011 election, seven million votes wasted). The Harper Conservatives won their majority government in 2011 with just 39 per cent of the vote. In August 2014 Conservative party staffer Michael Sona was found guilty of trying to prevent voters from casting their ballots during the 2011 federal election through the use of misleading phone calls. “It’s a very serious crime for people to interfere with the democratic rights of citizens in this country,” said the prosecutor. If that was true we would need dozens of prisons to house government officials and politicians who trample our democratic rights. The NDP is on record as being committed to electoral reforms that would allow all voters some proportional representation in parliament, whatever the riding in which they live and vote. In this election, we’re not only dealing with a wildly anti-democratic government, we’re also dealing with an unfair electoral system that wastes the votes of millions of people. I am a Green supporter but the only hope of defeating the Harper government appears to require

Funding by speed dating


peed dating: An organized social event in which participants have one-to-one conversations typically limited to less than ten minutes for the purpose of meeting people. It’s been around since 1998, but the premise is now used in other settings besides finding your next life mate — think Dragon’s Den: inventors do a quick pitch to find a willing investor. So you might be asking what does speed dating or Dragon’s Den have to do with city council? Well, this past week council held a special meeting to review the applications for the Columbia Basin Trust 2015 Community Initiatives Program funding. Council’s role is to hear all the community group presentations, adjudicate the proposals and make final recommendations. This year 47 projects where submitted. So how do we ensure the playing field is level for all the applicants? Speed dating. Each applicant was given five minutes, two to three to explain who they are and what the intended use of the money would be, and how the use aligns with the City of Nelson Path to 2040 Sustainability strategy. The last two minutes allowed council to ask questions. Councillors then had two days to consider all the applications and fill in a matrix indicating if they could support the project and the level of funding they wanted to award. The City of Nelson was that all voters in our riding join to maximize the vote for the NDP. If enough others do the same, we will have a chance for a real change — beginning with a democratic voting system. Everyone deserves the right to fair representation. Everyone needs to vote this time! Karin Leja Winlaw

Bill C-51 paves way for abuse of power I am hugely worried about Bill C-51 and the railroading/non-democratic process our current government is using to finalize this bill. The

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Council has also debated the first readings of Nelson Landing’s requests for amendments to the official community plan and zoning bylaw. This is a residential development that will be situated at the waterfront on the old Kootenay Forest Products site. It will be exciting to see these lands finally developed after laying fallow for more than 30 years. Work has started on phase one of this development.




Council Comment allocated $126,447 in Community Initiatives Program funds. The total amount of requests was $247,545.23. All applicants had worthy projects, but there will be some who unfortunately will be disappointed. The final recommendations were to be announced at Monday’s council meeting and will be known by the time this column is published.


part from speed dating, local developments have also been at the forefront of city council’s awareness. We have had requests for some additional variances for the Nelson Commons development that is already underway in the heart of our vibrant downtown. more I learn about this bill, the less I like it, the less I trust our government and enforcement agencies. And I’m learning that my experience agrees hugely with the rising tide of public opinion against C-51. Our current government and enforcement agencies have demonstrated to me, again and again, that when they get power of any kind they have and will abuse it — for their own political benefit and against the people they are supposedly serving. Thanks to a CBC commenter, a sampling of our current government’s recent misuses of power includes: • Barred government privacy

ncron Medical Centre was also at city hall last week allowing those of us who are newly elected to review this application with the proponent in advance of the May 11 public hearing.


ext week council is off to Nakusp to participate in the Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Government meeting. This year’s theme is Change>Challenge>Collaborate. It will be a great three days of networking, idea exchange, debate and strengthening our resolve to make not only Nelson, but the region, a better place to live. As always, I am interested in hearing from you — your thoughts, ideas and concerns The best way to contact me is Nelson city councillor Janice Morrison shares this space weekly with her council colleagues. watchdog from testifying in C-51 committee; • Put ruling party in charge of elections; • Muzzled and de-funded Elections Canada; • Added 30 ridings in Conservative areas; • Limited debate of bills and sent them to Conservatives-only committees; • Repeatedly crafted massive omnibus bills and did not give MPs time to review them; • Muzzled and de-funded scientists; • Restricted public access to information;

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• Made the RCMP answer to government; • Stopped NAFTA scrutiny of environmental effects of the tar sands; • Demonized environmentalists, Muslims, aboriginals, democracy activists; • Told Parliament that Canadian troops would not do combat in Iraq, then sent them into combat; • First government in over 100 years in the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations to be in contempt of Parliament — effectively, in contempt multiple times; • Used the Canadian spy agency to monitor targets for special corporate interests. Adding Bill C-51 to the above without adequate parliamentary review and oversight leaves me more worried and fearful of our own government and protection agencies. We need to stop C-51 now, before it’s too late! Larry Bridle Nelson Do you want the federal government to have the power to share your financial status, your medical history, or your sexual orientation, etc. with 17 government agencies or possibly foreign governments? If your answer is no, then I urge you to contact your MP to express your opposition to Bill C-51. Even in its amended form, it remains a dangerous bill that could result in violations to our fundamental Charter rights, particularly the rights to freedom of expression online and to privacy. The bill would also turn CSIS into a “secret police” force with little oversight or accountability. Even though 50 per cent of Canadians reportedly oppose Bill C-51, the Conservatives seek to ram it through parliament. Please speak out before it is too late, before our democracy can not longer be resuscitated. Louise Taylor Kaslo This bill is a crime against our rights and freedoms. We oppose being spied on by our government and third party agencies! I encourage Canadians to learn more about how we can work together to stop Secret Police Bill C-51 at James Paget Nelson

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Commons’ Sense Russell Precious addresses recent criticisms of Nelson Commons

Q. You have expressed frustration with some of the misconceptions that have turned up in several letters to the editor recently. A. Well yes, as we all know the rumour mill never sleeps and it is always curious how people equate rumours with reality before probing more thoroughly. Q. Several weeks back there was a letter from Kevin LePape questioning a number of funding issues regarding the project. A. Let me speak to that: Citizens Bank is the real estate wing of Vancity Credit Union and has been our primary funder from the get-go. They never threatened to pull out as was suggested and no, we didn’t struggle for two years to reach our presale requirement. Early into our second year of sales, Citizens realized they had not included the co-op space as a pre-sale — the equivalent of about 12 units. That plus the 36 residential units that had been sold satisfied their requirements. There was no rescue by Nelson and District Credit Union injecting $5 million as was also reported. With Vancity/Citizens firmly on board and three ancillary Vancity partners, both Nelson and District Credit Union at $900,000 and Kootenay Savings at $750,000 came on board as equity investors. And to set the record straight — the original September 2013 projected cost was $26 million. Actual contracted January 2015 cost was $27.3 million. Built in contingencies covered these increases. Q. What is the current status of sales? A. Presently sales are 70 per cent for residential and 73 per cent for commercial, with a prime commercial sale pending. Now that the building is under construction and we are entering prime selling season we are gaining renewed interest. Real estate sales in the area are actually off to a strong start this year as any local realtor will attest. Interest rates remain low with no immediate change in site and the BC economy is leading Canada in performance. Q. Last week’s hot issue at council was the affordable housing agreement you made with the city. The letter ‘A Deal is a Deal’ from Bob Abrahams suggested you were extorting city council with your new proposal. A. The Kootenay Co-op initially offered the city $1,000 per unit towards the affordable housing fund in order to raise the bar from the previous contribution of $250 per door from Amber and Silver Bay making a total contribution of $54,000. Our primary funder, Vancity Credit Union, suggested it would be more meaningful to actually get some people housed and offered $120,000 if the co-op would match their contribution. Out of this we identified three units that



BUILD YOUR AIRMILES WHILE YOU BUILD YOUR DREAM | 29 Government Rd, Nelson | (250) 352-6661 Now that the demolition phase has been completed, construction on the Nelson Commons mixed-use development is underway. Workers were busy on Monday when the Star came by. Will Johnson photo would be discounted 25 per cent ies at UBC I studied organic agand made available to qualified riculture at Mylora Farm in Richbuyers through a selection process mond with organic pioneer John based on need and financial ability Harrison. After partnering to run — the latter determined by Nelson the Naam restaurant in Vancouver and District Credit Union. a small group of friends and myThis is referred to as a restricted self purchased land in Argenta in resale whereby if the unit is sold in 1972. Subsequently we moved to the future, the savings are passed Quadra Island where we created on to the new purchaser who has a land co-op and helped initiate a to meet the same criteria. All in all Waldorf School. the co-op increased its deal from We acquired the local island su$54,000 to $120,000 while bring- permarket and subsequently used ing an additional $120,000 to the that experience to start Capers table. Strange understanding by markets in Vancouver. At the same Mr. Abrahams of “extortion.” time our family resettled back in Q. That same letter referred to Nelson in 1987 and except for a “the capitalist developer.” working stint in Colorado creatA. The Kootenay Co-op is the ing a prototype for an “integrative Nelson Commons developer. Co- pharmacy,” the Kootenays have ops are recognized as the original been home. For the past 18 years I social enterprise. As defined in have lived in Sunshine Bay where I Wikipedia: “A social enterprise is enjoy the full range of homesteadan organization that applies com- ing activities — particularly growmercial strategies to maximize im- ing food. provements in human and enviQ. Are you the big time develronmental well-being, rather than oper some folks have accused you maximizing profits for external of being? shareholders.” A. Hardly. The only significant Capitalism, on the other hand, development I have tackled is in its more aggressive modalities, myself — and that is still in the represents the concentration of demolition phase. wealth in the hands of the few Q. Any last thoughts? at the expense of the many and A. I would close by asking that is widely recognized as a major If people have questions or would threat to civil society throughout like more information about our the world. Nelson Commons project please Not only does the co-op serve come and talk to us at our sales 13,000 members throughout the office at the corner on Hall and West Kootenay with quality food Vernon. As a cooperative, we re(much of it grown locally) but gen- ally don’t keep secrets like private erously contributes to all manor corporations. And by all means of community endeavours and have a look at our webcam that always has. Recently, the co-op you can access through our website committed $15,000 to Nelson and watch the Cares for their Ward St. afford- construction progress. able housing project. Q. What’s your background? Russell Precious is the project A. After a degree in Asian stud- manager of Kootenay Commons.

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Apr 24th - Stickybuds Apr 25th - Lisa Nicole - 2014 Kootenay Music Awards Winner Apr 30th - Ridley Bent May 1st - Dragon Fli Empire w DJ Cosm May 8th - Moontricks w Metaphoracle May 15th - Mat The Alien w Shiny Things May 16th - Lint + Subservice May 22nd - Carmanah - On Sale Soon! May 23rd - LongWalkShortDock w/Rim Visuals + more May 28th - Gay Nineties May 29th - Wackutt May 30th - 4th Annual Kootenay Music Awards! June 5th - The Thrill Show w Scarlet Mary Rose Burlesque June 7th- Danny Michel - On Sale Soon! July 6th - Beenie Man W Full Band July 10th - Snowday + /huevos






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Storytimes are back at the Nelson Public Library. Family storytime from Saturday, April 18 to May 30, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Preschool storytime for three to five year olds from Wednesday, April 22 to May 27, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Preregister online at www. or call 250352-6333 to join seven weeks in the library storytime room for a variety of exciting books, lively songs, loveable puppets and easy fingerplays.

door prizes. Individual sessions available with a trained consultant to learn more about your child’s development. Call Penny at 250-226-7605 to book.

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up for a membership. There will coffee and muffins for sale in the yard for early birds. This is a free event. No dogs please. Call Sharon for more information 250-226-7703.

meeting. Activities enjoyed at the centre include bridge, crib, dominos, chess, euchre and snooker. For further information, call 250-352-7078 weekday afternoons.

Saddle up for the second Critical Mass Bike Ride in Nelson on Saturday, May 2. With the sentiment that people power a clean energy future, Bikes Not Pipes is taking to the streets in front


The Neslon and DIstrict Women’s Centre is traking registration until May 5 for a volunteer training program called Rooted in Community. The program runs from May 11 to June 4. Interested women may call Leah at 250-352-9916 or leah@

West Kootenay Global Awareness Network is holding a Earth Day picnic on Wednesday, April 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lakeside Rotary picnic area to celebrate Earth Day and connect with other network members. The area is covered, so they’ll be there rain or shine. Kootenay Archaeology at the Cafe Langham in Kalso this Thursday, April 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. Public archaeologist Ian Tamasi, of Tipi Mountain EcoServices in Cranbrook, is the Langham’s second talk in the 2015 Living Arts WATER series. Discussion will range from modern and local applications of archaeology, with the examination of the Kaslo Bay boat launch project/process to the region’s fascinating pre-contact history. Suggested $10 donation at the door. Youth are free. Visit www. Healthy Child Day on Friday, April 24 at the WE Graham Community School in Slocan, from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. A free, fun event to connect families with young children to health and wellness service providers in the Slocan Valley. Displays and staff on hand, crafts, songs and stories for the children, plus lunch and

Register now for the upcoming cooking workshop at the Nelson and District Women’s Centre on Wednesday, April 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Laura Ong presents Lentils: the Convenience Food of Legumes. Learn how to cook different lentils, why they are so good for us, and how quick and easy they are to prepare. The cost is $5 and registration is required. Email karoline@ or call 250-352-9949.


Looking to re-cycle old gear or pick up some new to you gear? The 10th Annual Nelson Cycling Club Bike Swap is Sunday, April 26 at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club, 801 Railway St. This sale is for everything biking (road, mountain, tricycles, etc.) including, bikes, parts, clothing and other peripherals. Drop off sale items between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Doors open for the sale from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30. Collect unsold items and money between 2 and 3 p.m. For more information visit Tamara Hynd photo Slocan Valley Threads Guild Annual Yard and Yardage Sale on April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Highway 6 and Perry’s Back Road, north of Winlaw. In the guild building find fabric, notions, yarns, craft tools, buttons, quilting frames of different sizes and more. Sit in the tea room with a sweet or savory treat or lunch looking at the display of members’ work. Perennial plants reasonably priced. Find out more about the guild, sign

of Nelson Civic Theatre and will travel through Nelson streets to a rally in Lakeside Park at 1 p.m. The theme for this year’s rally is “Change the government in Ottawa”.

Monthly Meetings

All seniors welcome to the monthly meeting of the Senior Citizens’ Association Branch No. 51, at 717 Vernon Street. Meeting commences at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6. Refreshments will be served after the

Attention all photographers: West Kootenay camera club 25th annual photo show requests your submissions for entries. Deadline is April 29. Drop-off centers: Kel Printing in Castlegar, Vogue Photography in Nelson and Doell Photography in Trail. For entry forms and information, visit

The Nelson and District Seniors Coordinating Society offers a volunteer income tax service. If your income is less than $30,000 (single) or $35,000 (couple), volunteers at the NDSCS can help prepare your tax forms. Please call 250-352-6008 for an appointment (no drop-ins). The Nelson Knitting Co-op has an ongoing knitting group every Thursday from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Nelson and District Community Centre general purpose room ($2 drop-in).



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Beer & Burger Fundraiser for the BC Children’s Hospital Finley’s Irish Bar & Grill

April 25th 6-8pm

$15 per ticket at the door or at Finley’s before the 26th Contact Jennifer 250.551.6142


The Royal on Baker will have an open stage hosted by Darnell commencing at 9 p.m. on Wednesday. For more information call the Royal at 354-7014.

Thursday the Royal on Baker will present Bob Dylan fest, with an all-Dylan open mic from 7 to 10 p.m. Sign up is at 8 p.m. and there will be special guests from 10 to 12 a.m. For more information call the Royal at 354-7014.

On Saturday, April 25 Kootenay Music Awards winner Lisa Nicole will play two full sets of her original country rock music along with popular covers at Spiritbar. Having won Album of the Year and Best Country/Pop/Folk act, this will be the first time she has taken the stage at the Hume Hotel. Doors open at 8 p.m. Show at 9 p.m.

On Thursday April 30 Ridley Bent will be coming to Spiritbar for a 9 p.m. concert. Ridley Bent pioneered a genre affectionately known as hick-hop, and now touring in support of the new album Wildcard. Ridley Bent will perform 2 sets. No opener. Doors open at 8 p.m. Showtime approximately 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 ($15 at the door), and are available at the Hume Hotel.

As part of 2015’s British Columbia Young Artist Concert Tour, pianist Linda Ruan will be performing at Nelson United Church on Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m. Born in Tokyo in 1997, Ruan began studying at the age of seven in Shanghai. She has since given performances at Carnegie Hall in New York and the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. For more information contact


On Wednesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. the Capitol Theatre will screen the Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The show follows Alice down the rabbit hole, where she



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On Wednesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. the Capitol Theatre will screen the Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

encounters countless strange creatures. Tickets are $15 for adults or $12 for students, and are available at the Capitol Theatre box office online at or by phone at 250-3526363.

Sufi Retreat with Pir Shabda Kahn Fri April 24 7 - 9:30 pm * Sat, April 25 9:30am - 9:30 pm Fee: $70 (* Friday only $15) Registration, questions: call 250-825-0012

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the Kootenay Library Federation. For more information on the Nelson Library visit contact Nancy at 250-352-8283. Otter Books is participating in Author for Indies Day, and has local literary stars Deryn Collier, Kristene Perron and Anne DeGrace lined up to put in two hour shifts. Deryn will be on-hand to talk about Mysteries from 1 to 3 p.m., Kristene will talk about Sci-Fi from 3 to 5 p.m. and Anne will cover CanLit. They will also be selling copies of their books. Authors for Indies Day is Saturday, May 2. For more information visit Author Sanford Osler will give an engaging talk and slideshow looking at the historical, cultural and recreational impact of the canoe on the province of B.C. based on his book Canoe Crossings: Understanding the Craft that Helped Shape British Columbia at the Nelson Library on Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. The event is free and is presented by the Kootenay Library Federation and the Nelson Public Library.

Join Mandy Bath at Touchstones Nelson for the Nelson launch of her new book, Disaster in Paradise: The Landslides in Johnson’s Landing. The event will take place on Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, and the event will include a reading, presentation and book signing. Books will be available for sale through Touchstones Nelson’s gift shop. The evening is jointly presented by the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, Touchstones Nelson, the Nelson Public Library, and Oxygen Art Centre.


Red Cedar Award finalist Nikki Tate comes to the region this spring, and young fans are ready to welcome her at 13 libraries in the Southern Interior and the Kootenays. Tate reads at the Nelson Public Library on Tuesday April 28 at 9 a.m. Tate’s book Down To Earth: How Kids Help Feed the World, is nominated for the nonfiction prize. Nikki Tate’s tour is coordinated through

On April 23 at 7: 30 p.m. the Nelson Civic Theatre will screen Boychoir, starring Dustin Hoffman and directed by Academy Awardwinner Francois Girard (The Red Violin), Boychoir shows that there is brilliance in everyone if only they’re given the chance to shine. A recently orphaned 12-year-old boy is sent to a boarding school, where he struggles

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival is coming to Nelson for a second year in a row, thanks to the SelfDesign WildEarth Outdoor program, who are hosting this showing as a fundraising effort at the Nelson Civic Theatre. Part 1 of the festival will take place on April 22 at 7 p.m. $20 for general admission and $15 for those 14 and under. For more information visit

to join an elite group of world-class singers. No one expects this rebellious loner to excel, least of all the school’s relentlessly tough conductor, who is forced into a battle of wills to bring out the boy’s extraordinary musical gift. For more information visit On April 24 at 7 p.m. the Nelson Civic Theatre will screen Woman in Gold, directed by Simon Curtis. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. For more information visit On April 24 at 9 p.m. the Nelson Civic Theatre presents What We Do In The Shadows, directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi of Flight of the Conchords. Follow the lives of Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav – three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life’s obstacleslike being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood. Hundreds of years old, the vampires are finding that modern society has them struggling with the mundane like paying rent, keeping up with chores, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts. For more information visit

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BILL METCALFE Nelson Star There is not a lot of good feeling between the NDP and the Greens these days in the Kootenay-Columbia riding heading into the next federal election. Supporters of the two parties each tend to lecture us on why a vote for the other is wasted. They both want to defeat the Conservatives, but that could fail because of a split vote, so from the point of view of both the Greens and NDP there is a lot at stake. Recently one person from each party and a third non-partisan held a unique event that got 90 Kootenay Greens and NDP candidates and supporters in the same room for a social evening just a few hours before the lecture by Naomi Klein in Brilliant on April 11. Nicole Charlwood, Kiara Lynch, and Steve Thompson decided to try for some “radical cooperation,” a term used often by Klein. Their intention was not to form a coalition between the Greens and NDP, but just to get members of the two groups talking about their commonalities. Charlwood and Thompson are long-time campaign workers for the Greens and the NDP respectively, and Lynch came to it through her affiliation with the “Anything but the Conservatives” movement. Charlwood and Thomson, despite their current political differences, are long-time friends, having worked in a variety of social movements together. “If two people, like us, from different parties, can be in a room and respect each other and have fun together,” says Charlwood, “then wouldn’t it be interesting if we can do it in a broader way?” “And if a small group can do it why can’t a community do the same thing?” adds Lynch. “And then if a community can do it, why not a province, country, world?” “This thing came from me, Nicole and Kiara,” says Thompson. “There was no official party sanction or brand laid on it. And so it really was us going to our own parties and saying, ‘OK, think about it, we are doing this whether you like it or not.’” So they invited 90 people and booked the Lion’s Head Pub in Robson. Then they had to figure out what the get-together was going to look like. “It was a very organic thing,” says Thompson. “Initially there was no programmed structure.” “Other than we are all going to see Naomi Klein,” says Lynch, “and she is going to offer some new perspectives, and we should all be listening.” But there was disagreement over who the speakers would be, says Lynch. “We had to decide who was going to speak and why other people would not be speaking.” The issue was that the make-up of the speakers list,

and the ideas presented by the speakers, could easily suggest Green or NDP partisanship, and then the event would automatically become a contest or debate. They eventually decided none of the speakers could be elected politicians or candidates, and that the speakers could not tell people how to vote. They also decided to ban the media so the attending politicians and candidates would be more willing to speak freely. So the Star was not there, and this account of the evening is based on a group interview last week with the three organizers. All of the invited people came, including many elected municipal, regional, and provincial politicians from Kootenay-Columbia and the new riding of South Okanagan–West Kootenay, as well as the Green and NDP candidates from both ridings, along with Victoria Green MLA Andrew Weaver. At the beginning of the evening, the NDP and Green camps hung out in different parts of the room. But the organizers were having none of that. “Our goal was to say, don’t sit with only your party,” says Charlwood. “Don’t just sit with your friends, go around and ask people some questions. If they didn’t, we took them and introduced them to people.” “It was our intention as organizers that people would mingle,” says Lynch. “We called on people to use this opportunity to speak together. There was no media in the room so politicians and candidates could speak off the record, unscripted, and I think they really did that. People were approaching politicians with questions and getting to the meat of their concerns. “We as organizers very much set the goals as climate change and the removal of the Conservatives from office as the key subjects that were bringing us together. It was a fun party, get a beer, mingle.” “There was a whole lot of mingling,” says Thompson. “I saw Andrew Weaver talking to Corky Evans. It was fun seeing politicians mingling with other politicians.” There were two 20-minute speeches. Evans, the former Nelson-Creston MLA, talked about the need to get out the vote, and eminent limnologist David Schindler talked about how the Conservative government is destroying much of his life’s work as a scientist. (Schindler was a pioneer in the science of acid rain and phosphate contamination of water, and is active in ecosystem science across the country.) Charlwood says getting out the vote was a “place of common ground — let’s not fight over the same old things, like which party should you vote for? We are not having that discussion. Get out and vote, take them to the polls, this is what we have got to do.” Continued on Page 11

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Positive feedback on the evening

At the end of the event, with everyone then heading to the Brilliant Cultural Centre to hear Naomi Klein, the three say they were pleased with the feedback they got as people left. Charlwood: “Some people said it was very refreshing to be able to come into a room knowing there are Greens and NDP and nobody is telling them their vote is a wasted vote. That conversation is a deterrent to voters. How are we, as parties, going to work to get more people to vote? That seems more important to us than trying to deter people from voting a particular way.” Thompson: “Positive feedback is all I’ve had.” Lynch: “These issues, climate change and our common passion for getting rid of [Stephen] Harper, are an opportunity, a catalyst for creating this cooperative, passionate, collaborative momentum — both of those things which are very negative bringing about something very positive.” Charlwood: “We were demonstrating to

the politicians how to be in a room with people with differing opinions, and we can be civil.” Lynch: “And not just be civil, but enjoy it.” Collaborating with another party created some anxiety, particularly for Thompson, who said there were conflicting opinions within the NDP about the wisdom of holding the event. “I had a lot of anxiety about, ‘Am I promoting the Green Party?’ That was a concern I had, and I think I reconciled it for myself with the higher goal and getting out the vote and working on defeating Harper.” What’s next for radical cooperation between these three people? They say they don’t know yet, but we will probably hear from them again before the election. There is eagerness and a sense of momentum in the way they talk about it. Klein, in her speech in Brilliant, said she was glad to hear there was local movement toward a coalition between the Greens and NDP. But Charlwood, Lynch, and Thompson say Klein got that wrong. “Coalition is a powerful word,” says Thompson.

“Coalition is the parties agreeing to do something,” says Charlwood, “and that is not what is happening.” “We may in the future want to get some sort of higher level of collaboration in the parties,” said Thompson, “but at this point this was really just the three of us.” They agreed to end the interview with a quote from Klein: “The only way to win against forces that have a lot to lose is to build a movement of many more people who have a lot to gain.” Evans, contacted after the event for his impressions of it, told the Star “It was wonderful. It was brave of them. This is not normal behaviour. Political parties become institutions and their internal decisionmaking priority becomes the survival of the institution. “It is ridiculous,” he added, “that people of the same social milieu and sort of the same values claim to have reasons to not like each other or not share objectives. “I am still a partisan. I am rooting for my team. But I don’t see any reason not to talk, share, work together, and care for each other.”

New seniors advocacy group formed Kootenay Council of Seniors Association directors, back row left to right: Ralph White, Koert Dietermann, Grace Wilson, Bev Kennedy, Jan Wostradowsky, Wilbur Wostradowsky, and Dan Wack. Front Row: Glen Harper, Craig Gray, and Judi Gray. Submitted photo

Nelson Star Staff A group of local citizens has created the Kootenay Council of Seniors Association and say they are ready to tackle important local seniors issues. The group’s four priority areas are health and wellness education for seniors, seniors’ transit, a driving course for seniors, and advocacy/communication.

The goal is to make available to Kootenay seniors the advocacy of a united front. The association’s purpose is to reach out to Kootenay seniors and, according to their press release, “assist them in all their chosen endeavours, and to promote local seniors to participate in their local seniors associations. Together we are stronger and more effective in dealing with our local

issues and can give our seniors the impact of thousand of members working toward similar goals.” The organization has four organizations as members for a total of 1,400 local seniors as affiliates, and the goal is to have more groups applying to join. The association is a branch of the Council of Senior Citizens Organizations.


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Jumbo foundations in avalanche zone

NICOLE TRIGG Columbia Valley Pioneer An assessment of the potential avalanche risk from two avalanche paths in Jumbo Valley has determined the majority of Jumbo Glacier Resort’s service building foundation is in a high risk zone. “Dense flow impacts were observed with 10 to 15 metres of the building site,” states the report prepared by Dynamic Avalanche Consulting Inc. dated March 19. In the report, high risk is indicated by the term red zone while moderate risk is labelled blue zone and low risk labelled white zone. The remainder of the service building site is located in the blue zone. The resort’s day lodge foundation is mostly within the blue zone with a small portion in the white zone. “Dense flow avalanche impacts were observed 80 metres from the day lodge, but there was no evidence to suggest that dense flow can reach the day lodge,” the report explains. Both concrete foundations were poured last fall just before the resort’s environmental certificate came up for renewal. A decision by Environment Minister Mary Polak on whether Jumbo Glacier Resort achieved enough of a “substantial start” to renew the environmental certificate has been pending while an engineering avalanche risk evaluation has been

underway. Based on the above assessments, the report recommends that a building constructed on the service building foundation “not be used or routinely accessed during the winter.” Further recommendations include doors and windows facing away from avalanche flow direction and structural reinforcement that can withstand the impact of an avalanche. With respect to the day lodge site, its use is also subject to recommendations, namely a building with structural reinforcement for impact pressures (less than what’s recommended for the service building), explosive control with remote fixed exploders to reduce avalanche hazard, and an evacuation plan to reduce potential residual avalanche risk to workers and the public “within and outside the building.” The report goes on to say that “protection of workers and the public in and around the day lodge will require implementation of an avalanche safety plan, which will include explosive avalanche control and an evacuation plan implemented by trained, experienced and licensed avalanche technicians.” Other Canadian resorts are located in potential avalanche areas, including Sunshine Village’s day lodge and parking area in Banff and Mount Norquay in Banff.

Man dies in lake accident

Nelson Star Staff A man died this month after falling into Kootenay Lake just north of Balfour. The accident occurred around 12:30 p.m. on April 4, however authorities did not speak about it to media until last week. Kaslo Cst. David Beach told 103.5 Juice FM the man was on a boat fishing with his wife when he fell in. The BC Conservation Service got him out of the water with the help of a passing fisher and he was brought to the ferry terminal where

he was attended to by the Balfour fire department, paramedics, and a local doctor. However, he was pronounced dead upon arrival at Kootenay Lake hospital in Nelson. “It was a very tragic incident,” Beach said, adding that he wasn’t sure how long the man was in the water. Foul play is not suspected, but Beach said it’s possible a medical emergency caused the man’s fall. His name, age, and hometown have not been released. The BC Coroner’s Service is investigating.

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SEEDS invites you to adopt a pot Submitted to the Nelson Star SEEDS is a non-profit organization in Nelson working to improve food security in our community. “The majority of our work at SEEDS is focused on our donation program,” says executive director Eva Hernandez. Through this program we grow and donate over 500 lbs. annually of healthy, fresh greens to emergency food relief organizations such as the Nelson Food Cupboard. These greens are distributed and enjoyed by our fellow community members in need.” SEEDS’ annual signature fundraising event Adopt-a-Pot is happening now. This fundraiser is the main source of funds for the donation program. With these funds they can purchase seeds, pay for the electricity required to operate year round, teach and support volunteers and grow healthy bountiful harvests for donation. “These five gallon pots that we

are offering are brimming over with luscious greens like arugula, spinach, chard, kale, mustard and lettuce varieties to be harvested gradually providing nutritious food for your family,” beams Tina Shields, SEEDS board president and Adopt-a-Pot team leader. SEEDS is also selling coupons this year for six pack of green starts so you can replant your pot when you have finished harvesting. Here are some photos of happy customers with their wonderful greens. Visit SEEDS at the greenhouse at Lakeside Park this Saturday and May 2 between 10 a.m. and noon where you can support the work of SEEDS by purchasing one of these pots of greens for your health and the health of our neighbours. For more information, check out the SEEDS website or visit them on Facebook at seedsnelson

Osprey Foundation starts annual contribution to Kidsport The Osprey Community Foundation has donated $385 to Kidsport Nelson to help young athletes in need. The contribution is the result of local donations to the Mary Woodward Legacy Fund and Slim Porter memorial fund. “The annual amount will grow as the capital in these endowed funds increases,” said Osprey’s Vivien Bowers, “continuing to support kids playing sports in Nelson in perpetuity.” From left, Bill Woodward, Brian Woodward, Bill McDonnell (Kidsport), Nelson Ames (Osprey), and Al Dawson (Slim Porter Memorial Fund). Submitted photo

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City with a heart for art: City of Nelson public works crew members Steve Sabo, Kip St. Thomas and Darren Yanke lug BC artist Douglas Walker’s 76 Trombones to its new temporary home on Baker St. Submitted photo

Submitted to the Nelson Star The City of Nelson has rolled out the third rotating installment of public art, as part of its on-going downtown sculpture program, which started in the summer of 2013. The program, which features a yearly rotating gallery of public art, leased to the city and then made available for public purchase, has proven to be very popular with the community and with visitors. The works of art are leased from Castlegar’s Sculpturewalk program. The City of Rossland is part of the art-sharing program

as well. “This is a very affordable way to increase public art in the city,” says Mayor Deb Kozak. “It’s popular with folks who live here and those who come to visit from around the world, and beautifies and enlivens the entire downtown core. “We are so very fortunate to have gifted artists residing and working here,” adds the mayor, “and many more from elsewhere in the art world, like those who’ve lent their works to adorn our city’s streets, who know Nelson as a great cultural town.” The five new sculptures installed

in the downtown core include: • Jelly by Nathan Smith (Nelson) • Zodiac Totem by Pokey Park (Tucson) • Song of a Flying Dutchman by Kyle Fokken (Minneapolis) • 76 Trombones by Douglas Walker (Black Creek, BC) • The Kiss by Serge Mozhnevsky (Coquitlam) A note to those who’ve been following the city’s sculpture program: The Seed, by local artist Nathan Smith, was recently purchased for $1,250 for permanent display in front of the Capitol Theatre.

Community celebrates Harrop wetland restoration Submitted to the Nelson Star Friends of Kootenay Lake are inviting you to a community celebration on Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at the newly restored Harrop wetlands in Sunshine Bay Regional Park (trailhead at 6375 Erindale Rd). Over the last year many people have helped out with restoring the wetlands and raising awareness about their values. Come and see what they have been up to including the unveiling of beautiful interpretive signs made with artwork from Redfish Elementary School students. In total the project’s cash costs were $35,800. Funding was provided from the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program and Environment Canada. In-kind donations were given by Dosenberger Excavating Ltd., Harrop Procter Forest Products, Beck Designs, BC Wildlife Federation, Province of BC, Harrop Riparian Society and the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program. The goal of the wetland restoration project was to improve the fish and wildlife habitat on one of the few remaining wetland areas on the shores of Kootenay Lake. The project focused on: restoring three existing wetland ponds, building a snake hibernaculum, establishing a long term citizen science amphibian monitoring group, raising community awareness about the values of wetlands, creating painted turtle nesting habitat, and planting native trees and shrubs. The restoration will improve habitat for provincially blue-listed species including western toads, great blue heron, and painted turtle.

A volunteer helps plant native plants. Submitted photo

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Gymnasts soar at provincials

Eight Glacier gymnasts travelled to North Vancouver to compete at the 2015 provincial championships. Pictured here (back row L-R) are Ella Keelan, Olivia Kelly, Sara Tolles, Teagan McTague and (front row L-R) Gwen McCrory, Abby Majeski, Brianne Stefani and Kylee Dyck. Submitted photo

Submitted to the Star Eight Glacier gymnasts strutted their stuff at the 2015 BC Provincial Championships in North Vancouver this past weekend. “All the gymnasts’ performances seamlessly fit in with the Lower Mainland and other BC clubs,” said head coach Sandra Long. “Almost everyone came home with an award and many brought home medals. These results show how amazing our Nelson gymnasts are. Our club’s gymnasts train four to eight hours less per week than the clubs we compete against, and our girls look just as skilled and polished.” She said she was pleased with the weekend’s outcome. Abby Majeski competed in her first provincial meet in Level 6’s 10 and under category. She brought home two ribbons, came seventh in Floor Exercise and tenth on Uneven Bars. Teagan McTague also competed

for the first time in the 14-yearold category of Level 6, ultimately claiming the bronze medal for floor exercise. Meanwhile Olivia Kelly won a gold medal for foor exercise, a silver medal for all-around performance, and took home three ribbons. Gwen McCrory won the gold medal in floor exercise in the 13-year-old category, and took home a 10th place ribbon for uneven bars. Brianne Stefani competed in Level 7 of the 11 and under category and earned a bronze medal for her beam routine. She also received a sixth-place ribbon for floor exercise. Ella Keelan brought home four awards in Level 8’s 16 and up category. She placed seventh for all-around performance and brought home three ribbons. For more information on Glacier Gymnastics visit

Athletic eagerness evident everywhere you look


sure sign of eagerness to get this new season going is evident everywhere. Fully dressed road cyclists, scantily dressed school kids and the proverbial beach fires were spotted kilometers apart on the North Shore highway last week. Much the same holds true for the new sport seasons. The annual Nelson Cycling Club bike swap happens Sunday, April 26, at the rod and gun Club. The doors will open for sales at 12:30 p.m. and will close at 2:30 p.m. (arrive early for the best selection) with drop off items for selling between 11 a.m. and noon. It’s a great opportunity to check out for a new or different bike or parts to freshen up cyour current ride. This event supports sellers and buyers and the Nelson Cycling club. Bring your unused but working bikes (mountain bikes, road bikes, tricycles, etc.) as well as any

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The Kootenay Khaos Athletics club operates at Lakeside fields near the baseball diamonds and trains every Monday and Wednesday from 3:45 to 5 p.m. The spring and summer track and field meet schedule is quite extensive and is dependent on the age category of athletes. Generally it is between elementary, junior high and high school athletes. Please contact coach Alex Ulazonek at 250-777-2967 or email

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The paddling season starts in April for all youth aged 10 to 17 and will be led by Olympic paddler Jason Rusu. The Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club is running fun dryland sessions in April on Saturdays from



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10 to 11:30 a.m. at the community complex. The on water sprint racing canoe and kayak program will run Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays starting May 16. Program fees of $250 include the many sessions between April 1 and Sept. 30. Not all sessions are mandatory. Drop in fee: Book of ten tickets: $70 for paddlers who can only commit to ten or fewer sessions. Please contact Kaj Gyr at 250-352-4662 for more info. Make your landscape your obstacle course. Selkirk College is excited to offer and promote the parkour movement, also known as free running. Course starts May 4 and goes to June 14, Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m. at Selkirk College’s gym at Mary Hall. Cost is $156 plus GST. Call 250-354-3220 to register. Instructors are Michael Garvey and Mateus Dachwitz. Please call 250354-3220 to register.

The Nelson Tennis Club at Granite Pointe Golf Club is ready to start a new season. New memberships dues are now being accepted. There will be a social round-robin event on April 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and June 7 that is open to anyone who is interested in playing tennis. A team tennis tournament event happens on July 19 with the West Kootenay Open tennis tournament being held Aug. 28 to 30. A junior program will be held from July 3 to 24 on Wednesday and Friday mornings. More information is available at

Tying up the 2014-15 winter season is the minor hockey AGM at the Hume Hotel May 5, 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend or step up and share playoff enthusiasm by volunteering your contributions for next year.

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Surprise wins during indoor soccer playoffs L.V. Rogers, Leo’s Titans, Jackson’s Hole and Neon Indians take trophies in men’s, women’s, men’s masters, and co-ed play Tamara Hynd Nelson Star The Nelson adult indoor soccer playoffs finished this week with a few surprises. L.V. Rogers won the men’s open trophy on Tuesday, after taking the intense match 7-5 against Co-op, which was ranked first in the season standings. Regardless how many points teams collect throughout the season, everyone is in the finals, where one game takes all. The competition must have brought out the best in the underdogs as Sveta Tisma, executive director of Nelson Youth Soccer, said there were two surprise wins by teams who went into the finals low in the standings. In the women’s league final on Wednesday, FC Leo’s Titans beat Selkirk Eyecare 7-4, even though Leo’s went into the finals ranked fourth. There was another surprising win in the men’s masters league. Jackson’s Hole, ranked fifth going into the finals, won 5-2 against Bia Boro on Thursday. It was not much of a shock though when co-ed team Neon Indians won 7-5 over the Honey Badgers on Friday, however. The Neon Indians have been dominating the co-ed league and have won the trophy the last four years. This ends Nelson Youth Soccer’s first year at the helm of indoor soccer as Soccer Quest ran the indoor league the previous six years. With one week left to register for the adult outdoor season, players will have a short break before returning to the outdoor fields the last week in April. Visit for more information.

FC Leo’s Titans: (from back left) Amanda Nichol, Kirsten Windecker, Amy Windsor, Kiersten Packham, Nicole Thomas, and Doris Hausleiter. Front from left: Joelle Lynne and Brooke Whitley Raymond Thomas photo

The final in the men’s master league between Jackson’s Hole and Bia Bora resulted in an upset victory. Chuck Bennett photos

FC Leo’s beat Selkirk Eyecare 7-4 to claim the women’s trophy.

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Jackson’s Hole won the men’s masters league. Back row from left: Jesse Anast, Marcus Knolt, L.V. Rogers won the men’s title. From left, Lucas Burrows, Nigel Ziegler, Mitch Melanson, Nicholas Wethal, Tamara Hynd photo Clive Jackson, Mike Gerun. Front from left: Scott Lewis, Justin Willans, Kevin McClelland, and Ryan Lewis, Dylan Bennett, Cole Sutherland. In front is Nolan DeRosa. Kevin Dewar. Chuck Bennett photo

L.V. Rogers upended the Co-op 7-5 in the men’s final last week during Nelson indoor soccer playoffs. Tamara Hynd photo

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Nelson Star


Local film nabs pair of honours Of Saints and Outlaws recognized at 2015 Royal Reel competition

Will Johnson Nelson Star Kootenay director Antonio Bastone is thrilled that his spiritual epic Of Saints and Outlaws has been recognized with two awards at the 2015 Royal Reel competition. “It came as a complete surprise to me that I won a Rising Star Award, which is only given to three actors,” said Bastone. The award was in addition to an earlier prize, the Royal Reel Award, that the film received at the competition. “They must’ve liked my character Mahighka,” he said, specifying that CLUES ACROSS 1. Hindu social class 6. Hassles 12. Pillsbury best seller 16. Midway between S and E 17. A President’s 1st address 18. The 24th state 19. Atomic #18 20. Most abundant mineral in the body 21. Golf score 22. 14th Greek letter 23. 12th Greek letter 24. 4-stringed Chinese instrument 26. Order of the British Empire women 28. Watering places 30. Atomic #58 31. ‘__ death do us part 32. Radioactivity unit 34. Consumed food 35. Six (Spanish) 37. Hosts film festival 39. S.W. plateau 40. Made of fermented honey and water 41. Et-__ 43. College army 44. Flower petals 45. Assist 47. An open metal dish 48. And, Latin 50. Supreme singer Diana 52. Gaelic name (morning) 54. Expresses pleasure 56. Overdose 57. Spanish be 59. A border for a picture 60. Doctor 61. Ancient Egyptian sun god 62. Lansing is the capital 63. Clothed 66. In contact with the surface 67. 70 year olds 70. Wall bracket for candles 71. Metrical romance (archaic)

CLUES DOWN 1. A member of the clergy 2. Gangster Capone 3. The brightest star in Virgo 4. Starkist’s Charlie 5. Amount of time 6. Loaner 7. Prefix denoting “in a” 8. 2nd largest Tunisian city 9. Schenectady Hospital 10. Toward 11. Totaled 12. As fast as can be done (abbr.) 13. Nonfeeding stage for insects 14. Old Irish alphabet 15. Brings out of sleep 25. Old Spanish monetary units 26. Roman God of the underworld 27. Pouch 29. For all ills or diseases 31. Jewelled headdress 33. Hostage for Pythias 36. Midway between E and SE 38. Financial gain over time 39. Tunes 41. In a way, ricochets 42. Direct a weapon 43. Stood for election 46. Harm to property 47. Plate for Eucharist 49. Monarch’s ceremonial seat 51. Southeast Asia Treaty Organization 53. A nostril 54. ___ Adaba 55. Without (French) 58. Wound fibers to make yarn 60. Nothing more than 64. Political action committee 65. Fail to keep pace 68. Personal computer 69. Indicates position


he was one of four leads in the film. He praised the other actors, saying they inspired his performance. There were a total of 1,189 entries in the competition from 30 countries around the world. The film tells the story of a heretic-burning church inspector during the 18th century who encounters a mysterious vagabond and becomes part of a traveling posse with a mad judge. The film stars 36 local actors and every scene was filmed in the Kootenays. You can view the trailer at

Obituaries & Memorials

Beatrice (Bea) Mary MILLS 1925-2015

Bea passed away peacefully on March 15th in Trail Hospital surrounded with love after a brief illness at the age of 90. Bea was born February 11, 1925, in Nelson to William and Grace Oliver. Bea grew up on the farm at Shoreacres with her younger brother, Robert (Bob), a time she remembered very fondly. After graduating from high school, she worked at Palm Dairy in Nelson and married Roy Mills June 8, 1944. They moved to Swift Current where Alan was born. Bea loved the mountains in BC but the flat prairie provinces with their beautiful sunrises and sunsets were her favorite. They moved back to Nelson, and later Slocan where Michael and Carol joined the family. While in Slocan, Bea worked for the Selkirk Health Unit. In 1970 Bea and Roy separated and Bea moved to South Slocan and worked at Kootenay Forest Products in Nelson. On July 31, 1972 Bea and John Blaney became a couple. From that day on they were always together and most often holding hands. Four years later Mom and John both retired to enjoy the rest of their lives together. Bea, also known as Beatty, Mom, Babe and Grandma, had a huge love for her family and would do anything for them. John often referred to it as ‘fluffing pillows’. Grandma cherished her six grandsons and they all loved to be at her home. Bea spent many hours on the golf course and loved bowling, watching sports on TV (especially tennis), gardening, canning and baking. No one could make baking powder biscuits like Bea could! Many days Grandma and Grandpa would deliver hot biscuits to their grandsons and their friends after school. Timing was everything! Bea loved to play cards and Scrabble at which she excelled. Always one to read, and read, her vocabulary was extensive which made her a formidable opponent. Her sister in law, Helena was in her league and they would often play into the night. Bea could hardly part with any book or magazine, “Just cannot throw out the written word”, she would often say. Bea was quite a night owl and would read and do housework in the night. When she and John started buying and selling collectables and antiques, she would often be up most of the night preparing her treasures for a sale the next day. Mom and John met many wonderful people through their garage sale years. Mom was also a long time member of the Hospital Auxiliary in which she helped raise money and made many wonderful friends and memories. Bea had a wonderful way of making everyone feel good around her. Always a kind word and a way that made you feel special when in her company. People were drawn to her ready wit and sense of humour. Bea was predeceased by her parents, Roy, and their daughter Judith at birth. She is survived by longtime partner of almost 43 years, John Blaney, sons Alan, Michael (Glenda), daughter Carol (Dave), Grandsons Jon Muller (Courtney), Jared Muller (Lynette), Chad Muller, Kirk Muller (Katie), Matthew Mills (Madison), and Mark Mills. Bea’s first great-grandson Roland was born on February 22 to Jon and Courtney. Bea’s second great-grandchild will be born this summer to Jared and Lynette on her beloved prairies. Bea is also survived by her brother Robert Oliver (Marilyn), sister in law Helena Mills, and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Mom’s very dear friend Lorraine Bianchi. “Well you only need the light when it’s burning low. Only miss the sun when it starts to snow. Only know you love her when you let her go. And you let her go.” We all miss ‘Grandma’ very much. There will be no service by her request. The family would be pleased if donations were made in her memory to the Hospice room at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1.

Kootenay film director Antonio Bastone was recognized with two awards at the 2015 Royal Reel competition.

Will Johnson photo

Norman Terrence “Terry” Rasmussen July 15, 1951 – April 7, 2015

Terry Rasmussen passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at the age of 63 in Passmore, BC. Terry was born July 15th, 1951 in Medicine Hat, Alberta to parents Norm and Gloria Rasmussen. Terry was the eldest child of two including a sister, Trish. He is survived by his wife of over 40 years Gwenyth Rasmussen and their two cats Lissa and Ruby. He is also survived by his mother Gloria Rasmussen of Bow Island, sister Trish (Peter) Putnam of Cochrane, AB, nephews Taylor, Marshall and Jordan Putnam as well as extended family and friends. There will be no public service at this time. A wake will be organized with details to follow. Cremation has taken place in Nelson, British Columbia. Online condolences may be expressed at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service

Ronald James Larsen

November 17th 1969 - March 4th 2015

The beloved son of Patsy Wright and Knute Larsen was killed March 4th. He is survived by his parents and siblings; Andrew McKay, Michael Firingstoney (Larsen), Jacob Larsen and sister Willow Larsen; Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Ronnie was predeceased by his brother Jeremy Firingstoney (Larsen). He was proud of his Native heritage as part of the Nazko Nation, from the Kluskus band. He is survived by siblings Rosie West, Lucy Alexis, Celena Jimmie, Florence Jimmie, Christine Whitford and Elvis Jimmie. And many extended family members. Ronnie was raised, loved and schooled in Nelson, B.C. His passions were hockey (Canucks), camping, swimming, skiing fishing biking and family gatherings. He was at his happiest bouncing a baby on his lap. Ronnie was a victim of a homicide in Prince George on Wednesday March 4th at 3pm. Ronnie was a loving, meek and gentle soul, with a quiet dignity and great courage. His family misses him greatly as we try to honour him in how we live our lives. Quote from Ronnie at age 12: no matter what you do you are using up just be happy and know we do have time!

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