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Castlegar musician Christina Amelio is making sound waves that are being heard not just locally, but on radios around the world. Amelio’s accomplishments keep adding up into what is becoming a blossoming musical career. Musically, the singer/songwriter uses the name Nina Amelio, but most locals still call her Christina. Amelio has just released a new single. “Savage Love” was recorded in Toronto with Zedd Records, and like her previous single “Who Do You Think You Are,” was co-written with Mark Zubek. “The recording went great, like last time,” she said. “I really enjoy working with Mark Zubek and definitely will continue working with him.” “Savage Love” is a top 40 song with a vocal emphasis and edgier sound than her last single. Amelio received funding to assist with producing the single through a FACTOR (Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings) grant. Receiving the grant involved a long process of applications and submitting samples of her work along with listing and proving performances and media-related exposure as well as a critique of her social media and website. Amelio plans to apply for even larger

grants from FACTOR, hoping in the future to win grants that would help with the recording of another single and then an entire album. “Savage Love” has been seeing airplay not just in Canada, but overseas as well, especially in the UK. While in Toronto recording “Savage Love,” Amelio was offered a recording contract with a label based in Atlanta. After considering the offer and looking at the other things she had going on at the time, including her participation in some international songwriting competitions, she decided to turn the offer down. “In the long run, I didn’t see it being the right choice for my career,” said Amelio. Amelio is currently competing in two songwriting competitions — the International Songwriting Competition and Unsigned Only, in which she made the finals last year with her song “Who Do You Think You Are” in the vocal performance and pop top 40 categories. Last year also saw Amelio make it as far as the top ten in the final regional round of the CBC’s Searchlight competition. In September, Amelio signed with Amurco, a full-service licensing company in London, England that provides royaltyfree content for commercial use including films, television, commercials and games. The company will add her music to their catalog and pitch it to clients. Currently, Amelio has been selected by a management company out of Seattle and is working

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on a contract with them for future management services. “I feel a bit in limbo right now, because things are really happening but nothing is signed,” explained Amelio. Amelio has always loved to sing, but didn’t start thinking about it as a career choice until she chose to showcase singing as her talent during Miss Revelstoke and Miss BC Ambassador pageants during high school. After spending her high school years in Revelstoke, she moved back to her hometown of Castlegar, attending Selkirk College and spending some time learning from voice instructor Cheryl Hodge before changing directions and teaming up with Supercat Studios owner Yanive Feiner. “We started writing music together and recording and working together,” said Amelio, “I want to thank him for taking a chance on me being a vocal teacher, giving me my first writing and recording experience and believing in me.” Amelio also includes her mother, Lillian Evin, and all the support she has offered through the years in the list of things she is thankful for. Even though still young at 26, Amelio has gained a maturity that has seen her ideas of success change. “My ultimate goal used to be being signed to a major label,” she said. “But now, it’s just being happy and successful wherever my music takes me. Being happy is my definition of success. It doesn’t matter if ten million people hear my song or ten people hear my song, I am always going to sing and make music, because it is just part of who I am.” Meanwhile, Amelio is still giving vocal lessons at Supercats Studio in Castlegar and working at her day job, while she works at and waits for the next opportunity. Her music can be found at ninaamelio.com.

Nina Amelio has just released her new single, Savage Love Ashley Hodgson photo


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Rossland Library hosts TEDxLive event The Rossland Public Library live streamed talks from TED2016: Dream in Vancouver on Thursday at its TEDxRosslandPublicLibraryLive event. The library streamed three two-hour sessions during the day, including the afternoon session, “The Dreams that Define Us.” Speakers included Angelica Dass, a Brazilian artist and photographer whose experience growing up in a multi-racial family eventually led to her ongoing photography project, humanæ. She photographs people of various races and uses an 11x11 pixel sample from their face to find the Pantone that matches their skin tone and then uses it as the background for the photo. The purpose of the

project is to record and catalogue all possible human skin tones (humanae.tumblr.com). Dass’s emotional talk went over well with Rossland viewers. “I really liked the speaker. I liked her energy; I liked that sort of global peace feeling she had, [it] was really very cool,” said Mayor Kathy Moore. “When somebody shares emotions, it empowers me to listen and learn more,” said Adrian Barnes. This was the first time the Rossland Library had done a TEDxLive event and library director Beverley Rintoul had to apply to get access to the live stream. She’s hoping that next year the library can apply to live stream over three days instead of just one.

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Place Names/History

Hugh Nelson: the man behind the Queen City’s name One hundred thirty-fourth in an alphabetical series on West Kootenay/Boundary place names Last week we saw that Nelson was formerly known as both Stanley and Salisbury before the name changed in October 1888 to honour BC Lt.-Gov. Hugh Nelson (1830-93). Stanley was downtown and Salisbury was what’s now the Fairview neighbourhood, though the distinction wasn’t always clear. But there aren’t many surviving references to Stanley, suggesting it wasn’t used for very long. Local historian Ed Mannings has studied this subject, and concluded the name existed for little over a month, based on reports filed by assistant land and works commissioner Gilbert Malcolm Sproat, who came up with both Stanley and Nelson. In 1886, Sproat referred to the “Fort Shepherd subdivision,” which he defined as “the block of country about Fort Shepherd, chiefly on the east side of the Columbia, bounded by that river, the Kootenay River, and the US boundary — a country in which the well-known 49 Creek and Salmon Creek [lie].” In December 1887, he wrote of “a mountain called ‘Toad’ Mountain,” and on Aug. 18, 1888 mentioned “Toad Mountain Camp” and the “Toad Mountain Mines.” He also noted: “The ore being shipped is sent by a six mile trail on pack horses to the steamboat landing on Kootenay Lake, near the mouth of Cottonwood Creek.” Yet he gave no name for that steamboat landing. On Sept. 3, 1888, Sproat filed another report entitled “Memorandum on Proposed Townsite.” According to Nelson: A Proposal for Urban Heritage Conservation, in this document Sproat “tentatively named the townsite Stanley but stated that Nelson … would be equally

BC Lt.-Gov. Hugh Nelson (1830-93) gave his name to Nelson, BC but never visited the town. Wikipedia photo

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suitable. He felt that ‘there is wanted an easy two-syllabled name men can readily spell and with some historic or local appropriateness.’ The suggestion to call the community by the name of Salisbury was rejected by Sproat because the word had three syllables and had ‘no local or Canadian associations.’” The name Stanley was used until Oct. 13, when Sproat’s ad in the Victoria Daily Colonist for the auction of townsite lots was changed to read Nelson. Hugh Nelson never saw his namesake town, although Sproat tried to entice him to buy lots. Nelson was born in Inagheramore, County Atrim, Ireland, and emigrated to California in 1854. He arrived in BC four years later and co-

founded the BC and Victoria Express Co. and Moodyville Sawmill Co. In 1870, Nelson was elected to the legislative council of colonial BC and the following year became one of BC’s first MPs when the province joined confederation. He was named to the senate in 1879 and served as BC’s lieutenant-governor from 1887-92. Although there is no doubt he is Nelson’s namesake, the notion emerged that the city’s name actually honoured Lord Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), the British naval officer for whom explorer David Thompson named what are now the Selkirk mountains. “There is a widespread belief especially among those coming from Great Britain in later years that the city was named after Lord Nelson,” Dr. E.C. Arthur wrote in the Nelson Daily News of Aug. 18, 1937. “This belief dies hard and in my opinion the naming of one of our schools Trafalgar was an important circumstance in that it tends to perpetuate this error.” (Lord Nelson was killed during the Battle of Trafalgar.) It didn’t help either that a local hotel was known for many years as the Lord Nelson (it later reverted to its previous name, the New Grand, and is now the Adventure Hotel). Another oddity is that when James White of the Canadian Geographic Survey inquired in 1905 about how Nelson got its name, part of the reply stated: “Nelson was first called Buntonville [sic], after the man who first staked it out as a preemption and who had to give it up, as a government reserve was placed upon it by Mr. Sproat.” This is probably just a mistake. Arthur Bunting did file the first pre-emption in 1887 (or claimed he did), but there’s no other sign the name Buntonville or Buntingville was ever used. Next: Nelson City or Bogustown?

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HERITAGE WEEK Showing off their drawing are Hutton Elementary students Kitchener Leslie (left) and Mathias Hanlon during a classroom session at the Boundary Museum and Interpretive Centre in Grand Forks. “Teaching” the class is Jenny Coleshill. The students were part of more than 350 elementary school students and teachers who toured the museum as well as the gallery 2 during Heritage Week. Craig Lindsay photo

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Community

Kootenay Gallery hosts sixth annual soup event ANNOUNCEMENT Champion Chev Buick GMC is pleased to welcome

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Soup for the Cultured Soul newcomer, Grand Buddha Bistro, beat out the competition to win the People’s Choice Soup 2016 award at Saturday night’s event. The winning soup was a traditional Tom Yum soup, with a slightly sour flavour and a powerful kick of spice, and beat out five other competitors. “The soup we made tonight is a traditional Thai soup and it was made with enoki mushrooms and … oyster mushrooms [and chicken],” explained Danny Mathieson, owner of Grand Buddha Bistro. “It’s just a regular, staple Thai dish.” The event, which is the Kootenay Gallery’s major annual fundraiser, was a huge success, selling out all 135 tickets. There was even a waiting list. Not only was the event sold out, but there were three first-time contenders: newcomer Grand Buddha Bistro, the Wandering Greek Oven and Thrum’s Market and Deli. There were also a number of gorgeous handmade pottery bowls made by local artists for attendees to choose from. Polovnikoff wanted to thank those who helped organize and put on the event, including Chris Bell and Florio Vassalikakis.

The Grand Buddha Bistro won the People’s Choice Soup 2016 award for its traditional Tom Yum soup. Chelsea Novak photo

GLOBAL MAIL A six-year-old Castlegar boy, Jaxson Squires, has been receiving postcards from countries like Korea, Australia and Peru after he made a birthday wish to receive mail from around the world. His mother Jesse Squires says the mail started with some family members in PEI who also asked their friends to send postcards, who also asked their friends, etc. Jaxson has also received many stamps, holiday cards, colouring/exercise books and even some treats from Korea. Chelsea Novak photo

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Public input sought on naming new Trail bridge We ARe MOVING! TRAIL – The new pipe-pedestrian bridge is under construction in Trail and expected to be completed by fall. Now it’s up to the public to help determine a name for the new crossing. A select committee of 11 community-minded individuals was tasked with sifting through 88 submissions and picking their Top 10, which were then graded on a regressive scale to give the public its contenders. Columbia Crossing, Columbia River Crossing, Columbia Skywalk, Columbia River Skywalk, Silver City Connector, Silver City Bridge and Silver City Suspension Bridge appear on the city’s survey that went live Friday and is open for public input until Feb. 29. The city has already received 500 completed surveys and Andrea Jolly, communications and events coordinator, expects them to keep rolling in. The three most popular names will later be

presented to council for final consideration at its March 14 council meeting. “I think that people are actually realizing that this is coming to fruition,” said Jolly. “There is a light at the end of the tunnel.” The consultation process started with submissions from the general public. Individuals gravitated toward geographical ties, specifically favouring name proposals that included the Columbia River or the Silver City. The short list was supposed to include five options but in the end, council decided to let residents settle a tie and even came up with a “blended” option, Columbia River Skywalk, expanding the list to a total of seven possibilities. Now the choice goes back to the public, who is invited to take the survey on the city’s website under “News and Public Notices,” or visit city hall to complete a hard copy.

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Designer/builder Peter Matheson demonstrates cluster housing with a graphic poster at a recent “Let’s talk…” presentation at the Grand Forks and District Public Library. Della Mallette photo sion, saying “It’s not my ideas going forward.” Questions and comments were plentiful, including zoning, landscaping, wood stoves and solar heat, legalities, cost, pets, communal space, the different between tiny homes and a trailer, social housing… the discussion stopped only because time ran out.

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Arts

REUNION youth art exhibition on at Oxygen Art Centre of whom will be gallery sitting during the show run. Visitors are also encouraged to hang out in the space and draw and colour in on the tables provided. The exhibition is up at Oxygen Art Centre until March 6, 2016. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 1-5 p.m. Admission is free and everyone is welcome Oxygen Art Centre gratefully acknowledges youth arts funders and supporters; Columbia Basin Trust, Osprey Community Foundation, Kootenay Co-op, Thor’s Pizza, Nelson & District Youth Centre, Capitol Theatre and Business for the Arts sponsors Hall Printing, Juice FM, Nelson Star and ilovenelson.com


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NEW EXCITING mini VLT’S. Produce buckets of cash monthly. Attracts Customers like money magnets. Locations provided. Ground floor opportunity. Full details call now 1-866-668-6629. Website www.tcvend.com. Restaurant for lease as of January 2016.Modern facility, located at Cascade Par 3 Golf Course. Beautiful 67 seat dining room, 141 capacity seating in outdoor covered area and surrounding patio. Well designed modern commercial kitchen. Looking for an energetic leasee who is up for this amazing opportunity in an area that has a shortage of eating establishments. email: katcano6@hotmail.com

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Grand Forks: 3 bdrm, fully finished basement w/additional lg bdrm, 9.5 acres, shop/garage. 4180 Victoria Rd. $359,000. 250-442-0122.

Grand Forks: 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 apply’s, close to downtown, NS, NP, $975/m + utils. Avail April 1/16. 403-710-3050. gfhouserental@hotmail.com

Grand Forks: older 2 bdrm mobile home on 4.5 acres, drive by to view 4255 Canning Rd, $169,900. 250-442-0122

Grand Forks: mobile home, 1380 sq ft, 22km north of town, recently renoed, $750/m + utils. 250-442-0930.

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Snowclearing WILL SHOVEL Snow from roofs, driveways and walkways. 250-364-3856

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Pets PUREBRED AMERICAN Cocker Spaniel puppies, ready to go Feb.18th. 250-368-6756

Merchandise for Sale Firearms Norinco, 1911 A1 .45 ACP. Valid P.A.L. required. $285. 250-442-1241. WANTED: RIFLES, shotguns, restricted weapons, reloading equipment, decoys or any other shooting related items. Fully licensed. Glen 250-428-6750

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Heavy Duty Machinery A-Steel Shipping Storage Containers. Used 20’40’45’53’ insulated containers. All sizes in stock. Prices starting under $2,000. Modifications possible doors, windows, walls etc., as office or living workshop etc., Ph Toll free 24 hours 1-866528-7108 or 1-778-298-3192 8am-5pm. Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com

Misc. for Sale Industrial table saw, power tools, computer desk, oak desk chair, drafting table, coffee/end tables. 250-442-6422 POLE BARNS, Shops, steel buildings metal clad or fabric clad. Complete supply and installation. Call John at 403998-7907; jcameron@advancebuildings.com

REFORESTATION NURSERY seedlings of hardy trees, shrubs and berries for shelterbelts or landscaping. Spruce and Pine from $.99/tree. Free shipping. Replacement guarantee. 1-866-873-3846 or www.treetime.ca

Roll 14/2 telephone wire(new $40) $15.00. Window glass 79.5 x 49.5, $100obo. Older sm fridge,works well. Leather sheep skin mans coat, size lg, like new,$200. 250-446-2239 SAWMILLS FROM only $4,397. Make money and save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock, ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 ext: 400OT. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT

STEEL BUILDING Sale. Really big sale, extra winter discount on now!! 21x22 $5,190 25x24 $5,988 27x28 $7,498 30x32 $8,646 35x34 $11,844 42x54 $16,386. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422; www.pioneersteel.ca Sturdy, heavy duty green carpet, no wear, from a 10.5’x11’ sitting room, (115sq.ft), with clean 1/2� thick underlay. $150. FREE: set of 24 leather bound Britannica Encyclopedia. 250-442-3323

Misc. Wanted Buying Collector Coins, Accumulations, coin collections & Old money. US Canada & world coins. Plus anything made of gold or silver. Todd’s Coins. 1-250-864-3521 I can make House calls!

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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Bella Vista, Shavers Bench Townhomes. N/S, N/P. 2-3 bdrms. Phone 250-364-1822 Ermalinda Estates, Glenmerry, spacious 1-2bdrms. Adults only. Secure building w/elevator. N/S, N/P. Ph.250-3641922 Francesco Estates, Glenmerry,spacious 1-3bdrms. Adults only (45+). Secure building w/elevator. N/S, N/P. Ph. 250368-6761 Glenmerry, 2bd. apt. Friendly, quiet secure bldg. Heat incl.n/p,n/s.250-368-5287 GLENVIEW APTS. Spacious, quiet 1&2 bdrm. apts. Avail. Mar.1st. 250-368-8391 Grand Forks: 1 and 2bdrm apt., N/P, RR. 250-442-2276 / 250-442-6800. Grand Forks: 1 bdrm apt. NS, NP, senior preferred. $600 includ utiles. 250-442-4241. Grand Forks: 2 bdrm Black Knight apt., NP, NS, RR. 250-442-2599 / 250-443-1599 Grand Forks: avail. March 1. Bridgeview Place. Brand new, executive style, 1 BR and 1 BR and den apartments for rent, NS, NP, RR, $750 to $950/month + util. Call Julie 250-447-6313 or 250-4440450.

We buy gold! Rings, chains, bracelets, etc. Cash paid by value (weight and karat). Even broken jewelry and scrap gold. Picture ID required. Grand Forks Pawnshop, 225 Central. 250-442-5552.

Real Estate Grand Forks: across from hospital, fixer upper. On treed & serviced lot. 250-442-2804

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1 bdrm apt. $725 utilities inc. Close to downtown. Available immediately. Unique ofďŹ ce space dowtowwn.$275 utilities inc.

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1 bdrm home 4 appl’s $550 TERM NEGOTIABLE ON PRIME INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL or OFFICE SPACE IN GRAND FORKS N/S, N/P, References. Ken: 250-442-2632 ken.dodds@yahoo.ca Grand Forks Realty Ltd.

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TRAIL, 1BDRM $590/mo. util.incl. & 3BDRM $800/mo. N/S. Pet neg. 250-921-4913.

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space in downtown area of Grand Forks 250-442-2276 / 250-442-6800 Grand Forks: Bridgeview Place: Two commercial spaces for rent. 860 sq. ft. and 790 sq. ft. rent: $550 - $650 + utils. Contact Julie at 250-444-0450 email:obrien.julie3@gmail.com

Mobile Homes & Pads ROBSON 2 Bdrm Mobile Home for rent $800/mth + Utilities, Written references required Call 250-304-4862

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Grand Forks: room in 3 bdrm house, utils inc, furnished, near Overwaitea, $400. 442-0122

Suites, Upper Grand Forks: Large 1 BR, utils inc. Washer, dryer, WiFi, deck, NS, NP. $700/m. 250442-2049.

Transportation 2005 Chevy Blazer, 2 door, 4.3 Lt, 5 spd, new winter tires, good body, well maintained, 292,000km, $2,250/obo as is. 250-447-9442.

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

Excitement surrounds any get-together you are involved in this week, Aries. This puts you in a good mood for some time, and the positive energy can bring about change.

Communication improvements with your romantic partner have you feeling optimistic about the future, Libra. Don’t make any definitive plans, but start thinking ahead.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

Taurus, this week you may find yourself in the right mood to organize your home or office. If high-tech equipment will be part of the project, enlist a friend to help out.

Scorpio, an unexpected raise has you spreading the wealth to others. You tend to be good about sharing your good fortune, and that is why so many people look up to you.

Townhouses Grand Forks: Quiet responsible family to rent a 3bdrm, 1.5 bath, N/S, N/P, RR, F/S, W/D. Avail Mar 1st. $800/m +util’s. 250-442-5160

Sport Utility Vehicle

Local Coin Collector Buying Collections Gold Silver Coins Estates 1-250-499-0251 Chad

Houses For Sale Community Newspapers

TRAIL, 4bdrm., 2bth. renovated home with single garage in Shavers Bench. Private yard great for kids and pets. Price reduced for quick sale to $158,500. Call or text 250231-7357.

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1990 Ford 4X4 on propane. Trans stuck in 4th gear.$300. 1990 F150 4X4 $400. 250442-0867.

Boats World’s Finest FISHING BOATS

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

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, if you’re feeling particularly amorous this week, schedule a few date nights or even cuddle time with that special someone. A new person may come into your life as well.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 A sense of adventure may find you booking a vacation, Sagittarius. Otherwise, you may be looking to dive into an exciting new relationship. Be impulsive because you deserve it.

CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Plenty of projects around the house need your attention this week, Cancer. Take advantage of some slower days to devote time to repairs and other tasks on your to-do list.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

Leo, important new information may come your way this week. This could be the catalyst for new professional ventures or even provide new ways to network.

Aquarius, you’ve adopted the attitude that life is an adventure and you’re ready to face any challenge that comes your way with an open mind. This may prove to be a busy week.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, a job you have put a lot of effort and time into is completed successfully this week. You now can enjoy the fruits of your labor and the praise coming your way.

Capricorn, you may be drawn to flashy colors and high energy this week. Plan a fun and energetic date or take in a movie with a lot of special effects.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Do not be surprised if big changes lie in store for you this week, Pisces. You may end up with a new job or begin thinking about relocation.


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Wanted: Public reports on local bat activity Our local bats are gone for the winter and their whereabouts are currently unknown in the Kootenay region. Biologists are requesting reports from citizens of bats found hibernating during the cold season. “During summer, we receive a lot of reports from residents who have bats roosting on their property in houses, barns or sheds” explains Juliet Craig, Coordinating Biologist for the Kootenay Community Bat Project. “However, we have very little information about where these bats go in winter.” The goals of the Kootenay Community Bat Project are to respond to public reports of roosting bats in buildings, provide information on bat houses and promote citizen scientist to monitor bat populations through the Annual Bat Count. This project is funded by the Columbia Basin Trust, Habitat Stewardship Program, Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, and Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund in response to increasing conservation concern for bats. In the winter, local bats have been reported to hibernate in caves, rock crevices or abandoned mines, but only a few specific locations in the Kootenay region are known. There is increasing anecdotal evidence that they might hibernate either singly or in small numbers in human created habitat such as buildings, chimneys, firewood piles, etc. The Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus) was emergency listed as Endangered on the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA) in 2014 because of sudden and dramatic declines across the eastern portions of the range. These declines are the direct result of white-nose syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease that has killed millions of bats in eastern North America during their winter hibernation. WNS is currently not detected west of the Rockies, but is predicted in British Columbia during the next five to ten years. One of the first steps to managing the disease impacts is to better understand bat behaviour and habitat use in the winter. By locating the winter hibernation sites, biologists hope to prevent inadvertent disease introduction and

protection of these sites will be essential for recover of populations should disease arrive and devastate local populations. “Programs like the Kootenay Community Bat Project are in place to collect information from

the public on bat populations with the intention of aiding in the conservation of bats and their habitats” continues Craig. “Reports from the public about bat hibernacula are extremely important for bat conservation in the province”.

Residents from the Kootenays are urged to report winter bat sightings to the online government reporting tool at http://www. env.gov.bc.ca/wildlife/ wsi/incidental_obs.htm. Information of particular importance is the location

of the roosting sites (provide exact location so the site can be located again in future years), unusual behaviour such as flying during the day, how many bats were at the site, and a general description. It is very important that the

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bats should not be disturbed and so in most cases just select “bats” for the Species field and enter the number observed under “Unknown age and sex”. If these sites are from caves or mines, we also encourage you to contact

http://www.BatCaver.org, a citizen science effort by Alberta and BC cavers to help locate bats hibernating in underground locations. For more information on bats in the Kootenays, see www.kootenaybats. com.

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Questioning hospital’s finances killed Ymir newspaper GREG NESTEROFF West Kootenay Advertiser

Second of three parts Within three months of opening in 1903, questions emerged about how the Ymir Miners’ Union ran its hospital. To pay operating costs, $1 was deducted each month from the wages of local miners, typical for union hospitals. The provincial government also provided an operating subsidy based on the number of patients.

Ymir Mirror editor C. Dell Smith said he was approached by miners who wanted to know the institution’s inner workings but had been rebuffed. The Mirror — a regular union critic — asked for copies of the hospital’s monthly expense reports, and was initially promised them. When nothing was forthcoming despite repeated requests, Smith obtained them from the government and published an

expose on Feb. 6, 1904. The figures, he declared, explained the hospital board’s reticence to release them. He accused them of inflating patient numbers to increase their operating grants — and then pocketing the difference. Another discrepancy was in donations: “Almost every entertainment got up in Ymir during the term covered by these figures were in aid of the hospital, yet the only credit given is

$10 attributed to ‘other sources.’” Smith concluded: “We have shown the official figures to several parties interested in the hospital, and the general verdict is ‘Mysterious.’” The union responded by threatening to boycott the paper — but Smith wasn’t intimidated. “Last week we published a summary of the returns furnished to the government by board of directors of what is called the Ymir General

Hospital, but what those who run it would have designated the Ymir Miners’ Union Retreat,” he sneered. And the boycott? Bring it on. “Let it come and a few of these fellows will find themselves in jail — where they should have been long ago.” The following week the battle was underway in earnest. Smith accused the union of pressuring businesses to withdraw their advertising. The paper carried

the headlines “War in Ymir! The camp in the hands of the enemy/ Storekeepers and saloon men surrender/Tyrants threaten and timids tremble.” Businesses who joined the boycott found their ads printed upside down and sideways around a tombstone that read: “Erected to the departed spirit of Ymir business men, by the Boycott Committee, February A.D. 1904, Requiescat in Pace.” Another large ad read in part: “Ymir is in the grasp of a band of demagogues who are making life intolerable. Boycotting is their present form of persecuting those who will not yield to their sway. Let your friends know the true state of affairs and send them a copy of the Miner.” All we have is Smith’s side of the story; no alternate narrative exists from the union’s viewpoint, although they apparently did appoint an internal committee to review the books and pronounced everything satisfactory. A government auditor was also dispatched to Ymir, although the results of his investigation aren’t known. Smith continued his broadsides against the union even as more advertisers pulled out,

and added a slogan beneath the newspaper’s nameplate: “Published in the boycotting camp of British Columbia.” Despite his bravado, the paper was clearly suffering as more businesses pulled their ads. By April, it was down to a single page and carried another slogan: “Less than one fourth usual size.” The Mirror printed its last edition on April 30 and Smith moved to Vancouver, where he “confided all his troubles in Ymir” to the Vancouver Daily World. “The Ymir Mirror is no more,” he said. “I was clearing about $140 a month up there. I had a nice little paper, and all the job printing of the district, but I fought for a principle and while I won that, I lost my principal.” Smith found a job with the Victoria Daily Times as a reporter and proofreader. He died in 1912, age 58, after undergoing an operation for a neck problem. Three weeks of the Mirror’s demise, another newspaper, more sympathetic to the union, appeared in Ymir, filled with ads from the boycotting businesses. The hospital’s operation was never questioned again. Next: The hospital’s staff and patients

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